Tag: Recalls and Bans of Products

Proposed Fur Ban in New York Pits Animal Rights Advocates Against Black Ministers

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] New York City is no stranger to instituting bans, from plastic bags and single-use foam products to indoor smoking and alcohol ads. But none of those prohibitions has aroused such an emotional and fevered divide as the city’s move […]

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New York Bans Alcohol Ads on Most City Property

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Eighteen months after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority banned alcohol advertisements on New York City buses, in subway cars and in stations, the City of New York has followed suit, instituting its own ban on most city-owned properties. The ban, […]

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700,000 Rocking Baby Sleepers Are Recalled After 5 Infant Deaths

The children’s product company Kids II has recalled 700,000 rocking baby sleepers after the deaths of five infants who had used the rocker while unrestrained. Kids II, which manufactures baby product for brands such as Baby Einstein, Ingenuity, Bright Starts and Disney Baby, is offering consumers a refund for their recalled baby rockers, the United […]

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Before Fisher-Price’s Rock ’n Play Recall, Safety Fears and Dubious Marketing

The thousands of images of Fisher-Price’s Rock ’n Play sleeper posted on Instagram include many of babies snuggled serenely in the cloth-covered cradle, free of its harness and surrounded by blankets and stuffed animals. To sleep-starved parents, the photos and videos seemed to underscore the Rock ’n Play’s ability to lull fussy infants into a […]

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How to Break Your Single-Use Plastics Habit

Some days, I feel like I can’t escape disposable plastics. My favorite deli wraps sandwiches in it, smoothie-cart staff serve drinks in clear cups and the office cafeteria keeps buckets of single-serve condiments and plastic utensils on display. These disposables, known as single-use plastics, are cheap, relatively strong and hygienic to use. But they cause […]

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Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ’n Play Sleeper Linked to Infant Deaths

Fisher-Price recalled all of its 4.7 million Rock ’n Play sleepers on Friday, days after a group of pediatricians urged its parent company, Mattel, to stop selling the product amid reports linking it to multiple infant deaths. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said consumers should stop using the sleeper immediately and contact Fisher-Price for a […]

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California Company Recalls Avocados From Six States Over Listeria Fears

A California avocado company is voluntarily recalling shipments that were sent to six states after officials said the fruit might be contaminated with a bacterium that can cause health risks. The recalled California-grown avocados were packed at a facility in California and distributed in that state, Arizona, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin, the […]

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Tyson Recalls 69,000 Pounds of Chicken Strips After Metal Fragments Are Found

Tyson Foods has recalled 69,093 pounds of frozen chicken strips after two people reported that they found pieces of metal in the product, the federal Department of Agriculture said this week. It was the second time this year that the company had recalled some of its products. Tyson said in a statement on its website […]

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New Generic Blood Pressure Drug Is Approved to Relieve Shortages

The Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that it had approved a new generic version of the widely used blood pressure drug Diovan, or valsartan, which has been in short supply following recalls made because of chemical contamination. The new version is being made by Alkem Laboratories Limited, based in Mumbai, India. “The F.D.A. […]

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China Investigates Reports of H.I.V.-Tainted Blood Plasma Treatment

BEIJING — Officials in Shanghai are investigating reports that a Chinese pharmaceutical company may have sold more than 12,000 units of a blood plasma product contaminated with H.I.V., potentially the latest in a series of scandals that have threatened to undermine public trust in China’s medical institutions and health care system. In a statement on […]

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Rubber and Wood in Chicken Nuggets: Why 120,000 Pounds Were Recalled

Tyson Foods, one of the United States’ largest meat producers, recalled more than 36,000 pounds of chicken nuggets on Tuesday after pieces of rubber were found in the food. A day earlier, another large meat supplier, Perdue, recalled more than 16,000 pounds of chicken nuggets because of misbranding and undeclared allergens. The nuggets contain milk […]

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Fiat Chrysler Is Expected to Pay Nearly $650 Million in Emissions Case

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has agreed to pay nearly $650 million to settle lawsuits over its use of illegal engine-control software on diesel vehicles that produced false results on emissions tests, two people briefed on the matter said Wednesday. The Justice Department sued the company in 2017 over the Environmental Protection Agency’s finding that it had […]

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What Foods Are Banned in Europe but Not Banned in the U.S.?

Q. What foods are banned in Europe that are not banned in the United States, and what are the implications of eating those foods? A. The European Union prohibits or severely restricts many food additives that have been linked to cancer that are still used in American-made bread, cookies, soft drinks and other processed foods. […]

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Allergan Halts Sales in Europe of Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer

Breast implants made by Allergan that have been linked to an uncommon form of cancer are being taken off the market in Europe, French authorities announced on Tuesday. The implants, which have a textured or slightly roughened surface, rather than a smooth covering, cannot be manufactured or sold in Europe for the time being, and […]

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Some Kotex Tampons Recalled After Coming Apart and Leaving Parts Inside the Body

The maker of Kotex tampons has voluntarily recalled several lots of its product because of a defect that caused them to unravel upon removal, leaving pieces inside consumers’ bodies, the company said. The company, Kimberly-Clark, said in a statement that the defect has caused an unknown number of consumers to seek medical attention to remove […]

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F.D.A. Plans to Seek a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

In a landmark move bound to further shake the tobacco industry, the Food and Drug Administration plans to propose a ban on menthol cigarettes next week as part of its aggressive campaign against flavored e-cigarettes and some tobacco products, agency officials said. The proposal would have to go through the F.D.A. regulatory maze, and it […]

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