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Becca Cosmetics Concealer Recalled for Mold

Becca Cosmetics Concealer Recalled for Mold

Becca Cosmetics, a subsidiary of Estée Lauder, is recalling all shades of the Light Shifter Brightening Concealer. Customers complained that some of the sponge-tip applicators were covered in black mold. What Happened? According to an announcement shared on the FDA website, Becca Cosmetics decided to issue the recall “out of …

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Benefiber Lots Recalled, Could Contain Plastic Pieces

Benefiber Lots Recalled, Could Contain Plastic Pieces

Multiple lots of Benefiber Prebiotic Fiber Supplement powder could pose a danger to consumers. Manufacturer GSK Consumer Healthcare announced a recall of their products because the packages could contain plastic pieces or shavings from faulty bottle caps. What Happened? GSK Consumer Healthcare received a customer complaint about small green pieces …

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12,000 Coronavirus Tests Recalled in Washington

12,000 Coronavirus Tests Recalled in Washington

Health officials in Washington state issued a recall for 12,000 coronavirus test kits. They discovered the kits might be contaminated. What Happened? The health department of Washington–the state hit first by the virus–announced the recall on Monday. The University of Washington Medicine brought the issue to the health department’s attention …

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FDA Issues Dire Warning About Contaminated Zantac

FDA Issues Dire Warning About Contaminated Zantac

After initially telling consumers that they could continue taking Zantac, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a new warning. Now, all prescription and over-the-counter medications containing ranitidine are being recalled because of a cancer risk. Recall Details The move comes after a lengthy examination into the heartburn drugs. …

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Fatal Malfunction: Over 300,000 Insulin Pumps Recalled

Fatal Malfunction: Over 300,000 Insulin Pumps Recalled

The FDA has announced a Class 1 recall of 322,000 MiniMed 600 Series insulin pumps. The agency has categorized this recall as the most serious type as the product may cause serious injury or death. Medtronic, the company that manufactures the insulin pumps, has revealed that more than 2,000 users …

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Nearly 10,000 Marijuana Vaping Products Recalled

Nearly 10,000 Marijuana Vaping Products Recalled

The agent suspected in the deadly lung disease was discovered in samples of marijuana vaping products sold by a licensed Detroit dispensary. The recall affects nearly 10,000 products sold by Plan B Wellness. Various flavors of the Savage brand vaping concentrate have been recalled after The Marijuana Regulatory Agency discovered …

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Excedrin Pulled From Shelves in Temporary Product Ban

Excedrin Pulled From Shelves in Temporary Product Ban

Two different types of Excedrin headache medicine have been temporarily pulled from shelves by GlaxoSmithKline. The drug company has discontinued the production of Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine caplets and geltabs. Quality Control Inconsistencies A spokesperson for GlaxoSmithKline said: “Through routine quality control and assurance measures, we discovered inconsistencies …

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More Antacids Recalled for Carcinogens: Updates

More Antacids Recalled for Carcinogens: Updates

On Wednesday, the FDA confirmed that more antacids are being recalled over concerns relating to carcinogens. A known carcinogen, NDMA, has been detected in generic antacids produced by manufacturers Appco Pharma and Northwind Pharmaceuticals. This is hardly the first news of this exact recall, however. Back in September 2019, Sandoz, …

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