Contaminated vials of injectable antibiotic recalled

A kind of injectable antibiotic is being recalled by a U.S. subsidiary of a German pharmaceutical company due to potential contamination that can cause serious health risks, a report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated on October 15.

The recall affects the Cefepime for Injection USP and Dextrose Injection USP antibiotic, which may have been contaminated with hair, small metal bits, and cotton fibers. The intravenous drug was recalled after contaminants were discovered in a sample vial. According to the FDA, the contaminated antibiotic made by B. Braun Melsungen, which is widely used in US hospitals, can cause serious health problems for patients, like blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks.

Patients are advised to immediately consult a doctor if they experience problems as a result of using the recalled antibiotic and report the incident to B. Braun.

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15 million unsafe surge protectors sold by Schneider Electric IT Corp recalled

Nearly 15 million defective electrical surge protectors have been recalled by French firm Schneider Electrical IT Corp due to an overheating risk that may cause fires, a report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission stated on Thursday, October 3.

The recall affects the APC’s series 7 and 8 of SurgeArrest surge protectors sold in the U.S. for between $13 and $50. The recalled electrical devices manufactured in China and in Philippines were linked to over 700 complaints in which at least $1.7 million of home and hospital property damages occurred and 13 people sustained burn and smoke inhalation injuries.

Consumers were advised to refrain from using the defective electrical devices and immediately return it to the store for a product replacement.

If you or your family has suffered from serious injuries due to this dangerous product or others in Iowa, our attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., can help. Call us today at 877-327-2600 to discuss your situation and find out what your legal options are.



2 million defective dehumidifiers recalled

According to a USA Today report on September 12, more than 2 million defective electric dehumidifiers that may overheat and cause fires are being recalled.

According to the recall, the dehumidifiers, which were made by Gree Electric Appliances, have caused 46 fires and more than $2 million worth of property damage. The recalled appliances, with sizes ranging from 20-70 pints, were sold at major stores in the U.S. and Canada.

In a press release the manufacturer advised consumers to immediately stop using the defective dehumidifier and call 866-853-2802 for a refund.

Sadly, defective products such as these can easily cause unsuspecting people serious harm. At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our lawyers work to help people in Iowa who have sustained such injuries pursue legal action against the manufacturer responsible for the defect. Call 877-327-2600 today to discuss your options.       



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