Aston Martin Vehicle Recall in China Goes Global

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Aston Martin has announced that it will undertake a global recall of its Vantage model after discovering problems with vehicles in China, reports Reuters. The automaker’s CEO, Andy Palmer, has told the news service that 1,658 vehicles would be rectified after problems relating to a transmission software update were noticed that caused some cars to stall and lose power. The affected cars were built between June 2010 and September 2013 and feature its Sportshift I

Staples Recalls 124,000 Office Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

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Office superstore Staples has recalled 124,000 Hazen Mesh Task office chairs due to a potential fall hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall on Tuesday, saying that the legs on the base of the chair can break, posing a fall hazard. Staples said it has received 20 reports of the legs breaking on the chairs, including three reports of minor cuts and bruises resulting from falls. It recalled the items voluntarily

More Than 200 Scientists, Medical Professionals Urge Stricter Limits on Antibacterial Agents

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The Environmental Working Group (EWG) issued the following news release:

Today EWG joined an international roster of more than 200 scientists and medical professionals to call for stricter limits on antibacterial chemicals that are added to thousands of consumer products, despite evidence that they are ineffective and pose health risks.

In a statement published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives , scientists, doctors, nurses, government officials and others from 30 nations urged avoidance and tighter regulation

14 Food Companies Issue Recall for Possible Listeria Contamination

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At least 14 U.S. food companies this month have issued voluntary recalls for products vulnerable to listeria, a bacterial infection that poses dangers to pregnant women, infants, the elderly and anyone with a weakened immune system.

About 1,600 people each year are sickened by listeria, which can cause diarrhea, fever, fatigue, muscle aches and death. About 260 die annually from listeria-related illness.

All of the food companies that have issued recalls said no illnesses related to their

Teva Pharmaceuticals Voluntarily Recalls Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Medication

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Teva Pharmaceuticals USA initiated a voluntary recall to retail-level on 05/31/2017 for one lot of Paliperidone Extended-Release Tablets, 3mg, 90-count bottles that was distributed under the Actavis Pharma label.

In coordination with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Teva is extending this recall to the Consumer/User level.

According to a media release, this recall is being carried out due to failing test results for dissolution. Teva cannot at this time exclude the potential for additional tablets to

Pet Chews Recalled on Chemical Fears

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The potential use of an ammonium compound mixture on rawhide dog chew products by manufacturing facilities in Mexico, Colombia and one of its suppliers in Brazil has resulted in United Pet Group to voluntarily recall multiple brands of its dog chew products.

The ammonium compound mixture is a microbial chemical approved for cleaning food processing equipment but not approved in the United States as a processing aid in the production of rawhide chews for dogs. Some

Polaris Recalls up to 35,000 ATVs Because of Asbestos Bans

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Polaris Industries is recalling up to 35,000 all-terrain vehicles in Australia, Europe and New Zealand because they may have violated bans on asbestos use in those countries.

Polaris announced the recall in Australia of a dozen different ATV models sold since Dec. 31, 2003 on Monday. The details of recalls in New Zealand and Europe are still being finalized.

Polaris spokesman James Fuller says a supplier inadvertently provided parts with asbestos to the company. A firm Polaris

Fitbit Developing Sleep Apnea Monitors as Traction in Fitness Trackers Wanes

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The wearable technology company is developing a new kind of health tracker to keep pace with Apple.

Fitbit Inc. is developing tools to diagnose and monitor sleep apnea with a wearable technology device after Apple Inc. overtook the company in fitness trackers this year, CNBC reported.

The Apple Watch eclipsed Fitbit’s wearable products in Q1 2017. Fitbit stock is down 62% in the past year and shipments dipped 35% in the first quarter compared to the same

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Tested on Humans Found Safe

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Declared an epidemic and a global emergency by the World Health Organization, the deadly Ebola virus held West Africa hostage from 2013-2016.

It was the most widespread outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in history and resulted in major loss of life and socioeconomic disruption in the region, mainly in the countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

In December 2016, an experimental Ebola vaccine tested on humans in the waning days of the West African epidemic

Bulletproof Protein Bars Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

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A protein bar from the United States is being recalled due to possible listeria contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said June 15.

People should not consume Bulletproof-brand Collagen Protein Bars and Bites, which have been sold nationally and through Internet sales.

Products include Collagen brownies, lemon cookies and vanilla shortbreads.

Throw out the products or return them to the store where they were purchased.

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

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