More than one million Infantino baby slings have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after reports linked them to the suffocation deaths of three infants. The CPSC urged parents of babies younger than four months to immediately stop using the potentially dangerous products.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about the cholesterol drug Zocor (simvastatin), saying that its highest available dose can cause muscle and severe kidney damage.
Over one million Graco Harmony high chairs have been recalled because they pose a fall hazard to children. Twenty-four injuries have been reported so far.
Highway traffic deaths in the United States have hit their lowest level since they were first recorded in 1954. The Transportation Department said that according to its estimates, traffic deaths fell almost 9 percent in 2009 to under 34,000.
The Food and Drug Administration is considering a safety review of certain bone-building drugs called bisphosphonates to see if they actually increase the risk of femur fractures. Research shows that the drugs, such as Fosamax and Boniva, can make bones brittle after long-term use.
A study of popular juice box brands found levels of arsenic in some samples that surpass the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) level of "concern," 23 parts per billion (ppb), for heavy metals in juices. More than 25 percent of the 18 samples tested by The St. Petersburg Times contained between 25 and 35 parts per billion (ppb) of arsenic.