Best Of - 3rd - Week of Apr 2023
Most Americans Unaware That Alcohol Raises Cancer Risk: Best Of: Feb 2022
Two-thirds of Americans don’t know that drinking alcohol increases their cancer risk. This from a National Cancer Institute survey of 3,865 adults statistically representative of nearly 254 million Americans.
Looking at the details, nearly 80% are unaware that wine poses a risk, 75% don’t know that beer poses a cancer danger, and 69% are unaware of that hard liquor is associated with greater risk of cancer. The good news is that 2 of every 3 in the US support health warnings on alcoholic beverage containers.
Alcohol ingestion increases the risk of 7 cancers: breast, colon, oral cavity, throat, voice box, esophagus, and liver. The key to avoiding these is moderation.
#alcohol #cancer #packagewarnings #moderation
alcohol, cancer, packagewarnings, moderation
Children’s Food Preferences Are Driven More by Dislike: Best Of: Mar 2022
A child’s level of dislike for a given food rather than how much the child likes that food is a better predictor of consumption at any given meal. Penn State nutritionists studied 61 children 4 to 6 years of age who were asked to rate the 7 foods presented to them on a meal tray: chicken nuggets, grapes, potato chips, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, ketchup, and cookies.
After the children consumed the available foods they wished, the researchers weighed the remaining foods and mathematically compared the food consumed with the child’s expressed preferences. The results showed that the correlation between liking a food and the amount consumed was poor while the relationship between disliking a given food and the amount that remained uneaten was statistically significant.
Interesting enough, other studies have shown the same trend for adults.
#children #foodpreferences #foodconsumption
children, foodpreferences, foodconsumption
Maternal Smoking Stunts Fetal Growth: Best Of: Mar 2022
Women who smoke consistently from 14 weeks before conception to 10 weeks after it carry fetuses that are consistently underweight and are born with a notable weight deficit. Dutch researchers studied 689 pregnant women between 2010 and 2018 and compared the babies carried by the smokers with the non-smokers.
Those who smoked a half-pack a day or more were already carrying smaller fetuses by week 10 of their pregnancies. Their 20 week ultrasounds revealed significantly smaller babies and no growth catchup during the second trimester. Over their gestational periods, the weight deficits persisted and theses babies of smoking mothers were more likely to be born small for gestational age. Furthermore, the fetal growth deficits were directly proportional to the number of cigarettes smoked per day.
If you are a woman who smokes and you want to have the healthiest baby possible, stop smoking or cut it way down by 4 months before you try to conceive and don’t resume until after your baby is born if ever.
#pregnancy #smoking #underweight #fetalgrowthretardation
pregnancy, smoking, underweight, fetalgrowthretardation
Cocoa Supplement Helps Keep You Alive: Best Of: Mar 2022
Taking a daily cocoa supplement may reduce your chance of dying from cardiovascular disease by 27%. Preventive medicine investigators at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital conducted a randomized, double-blind placebo controlled study in which 420 persons took a commercially available cocoa extract supplement each day for 3.6 years. Each of the Mars Edge CocoaVia capsules contained 500 mg of flavanols. A control group of 456 consumed a multivitamin on a daily basis.
Besides having a reduced risk of death, those taking the Mars CocoaVia supplement had a 13% lower risk of heart attacks, a 9% lower risk of stroke, and overall a 10% lower risk of all cardiovascular events. Only the reduced risk of death was statistically significant.
The researchers stop short of making a blanket recommendation to use the supplement citing the need for more work. If you are at risk for cardiovascular disease, there is nothing wrong with using this supplement. It’s not cheap, though, as a one month supply is about $40.
#cocoa #cardiovasculardisease #stroke #mars #cocoavia
Cocoa, cardiovasculardisease, stroke, mars, cocoavia
Teens Fall Victim to E-Cigarette Explosions: Best Of: June 2022
Exploding cigars are an old prank, but e-cigarette explosions aren’t funny and can be devastating to an increasing number of teens. University of Utah surgeons combed the case records for 9 children’s hospitals looking for e-cigarette-related injuries during the years 2016 through 2019.
A total of 15 children 13 to 18 years were injured. Ten required hospital admission and 3 landed in the ICU. The catalog of injuries included facial burns, loss of teeth, thigh and groin burns, hand burns, eye injuries, and even a jaw fracture. Forty percent required surgery.
Nationally, FEMA reported 195 e-cigarette fires and explosions between 2009 and 2016, and 29% of the victims suffered severe injuries.
Why do e-cigarettes explode? They often contain often cheap lithium-ion batteries to power their heaters. When these batteries get banged around, they can explode and the e-cigarette becomes a flaming rocket.
So add this explosion danger to lung damage and cancer generation making 3 good reasons for your teens and for you not to use these e-cigarettes.
#ecigarette #explosions #batteries #lithiumion #cancer #emphysema
ecigarette, explosions, batteries, lithiumion, cancer, emphysema
Don’t Overeat Eggs: Best Of: Feb 2021
The debate about egg safety continues. Some say that ingesting cholesterol-rich eggs plugs your blood vessels while others insist that the dangerous cholesterol is manufactured in your own body due to saturated fat intake.
A huge Chinese study using the American NIH-AARP database looked at more than 521,000 persons reporting their dietary choices over 16 years. Those wolfing down the most egg had 16% higher risk of a cardiovascular death and a 23% higher risk of cancer death.
The study does have shortcomings as the egg eaters also smoked more, exercised less, and didn’t take daily aspirin.
The winning formula is healthy eating, avoiding smoke, and regular aerobic exercise.
#egg #heart #cancer #exercise
egg, heart, cancer, exercise
Weight Extremes Trigger Recurrent Miscarriages: Best Of: Apr 2021
Being overweight but also underweight boosts a woman’s risk of suffering recurrent pregnancy losses by 20%. British obstetricians performed a focused meta-analysis of 16 published studies covering nearly 66,000 women.
Repeated miscarriages are 21% more likely in women with BMI’s >25 than those with normal body weight. In those with repeated losses, having a BMI greater than 30 bumps up the risk of additional miscarriages to 77%. Those with BMIs under 18, were 20% more likely to have repeat losses, particularly if they were underweight between the ages of 18 and 20.
Smoking, drinking, coffee, stress, and night shifts had no significant effects on recurrent miscarriages.
Pregnant women should weigh daily and adjust intake accordingly.
#miscarriage #overweight #underweight
miscarriage, overweight, underweight
Your Diet Could Prevent Multiple Sclerosis: Best Of: Jan 2021
Consuming foods rich in the monosaturated fat oleic acid could prevent the autoimmune attack on your central nervous system that triggers MS. This the conclusion of a Yale University study.
The immunobiologists found that fat tissues of MS patients were deficient in oleic acid. When they added it back to the fat in the test tube, they found it triggered an increase in regulatory T cells. These cells are necessary to prevent the type of damaging autoimmune reactions that are characteristic of MS.
We don’t have proof that consuming oleic acid will prevent MS. Just know that this fatty acid is found in beef, chicken, pork, cheese, nuts, eggs, milk, pasta, olives, and avocados.
#ms #multiplesclerosis #oleicacid #autoimmunity
ms, multiplesclerosis, oleicacid, autoimmunity
Exposure To Military Explosions May Trigger Alzheimer’s: Best Of: Mar 2021
Brain tissue exposed to explosive shockwaves suffer a 60-80% decline in proteins necessary to maintain working connections and information flow between brain cells. Neuroscientists at the University of North Carolina collaborated with colleagues at the US Army Research Laboratory to test the effects of select battle shockwave trauma on hippocampal brain tissues kept alive in tissue culture.
The investigators propose that these types of combat blast exposures not only interrupt vital information flow within the brain, but they also lead to degenerative changes characteristic of pre-dementia including pre-Alzheimer’s. These finding correlate with clinical findings in blast-exposed soldiers who demonstrate confusion, cognitive deficits, and memory loss.
#explosion #military #ptsd #dementia #alzheimers
explosion, military, ptsd, dementia, alzheimers
Women’s and Men’s Different Health Challenges: Best Of: Nov 2020
Cornell neuroscientist Dr. Lisa Mosconi has identified brain and body differences between the two genders. Parade magazine encapsulated her findings this past weekend.
See doctors more often
Benefit more from plant-based diets
Have greater risks of dementia
Experience more anxiety and depression
Suffer more headaches and migraines
Have more autoimmune diseases
Develop illness at younger ages
Experience more lifetime illness
Have higher healthcare costs
Have more gout
Have more inguinal hernias
Suffer more aortic aneurysms
Develop more kidney stones
Have more alcoholism
Develop more duodenal ulcers
Suffer more emphysema
Know your risks and improve your chances.
#health #men #women
health, men, women
Annoyance By Repetitive Noises Is A Disorder: Best Of: Apr 2020
Does tapping, humming, slurping, and loud chewing drive you nuts? You may have misophonia that is a real disorder with real differences in your brain wiring.
For years, many professionals doubted the existence of this problem. Then, after study by groups in Australia and the UK over the past decade, the annoyance by repetitive sounds has been found to be associated with changes in heart rate, skin conductivity, and neuronal activity in the brain’s frontal lobe and anterior insular cortex. A few with this problem even develop heightened anger and a propensity for violence.
There is no cure, but knowledge is power. Mindfulness and self-hypnosis may help.
#misophonia #repetitivenoise #tapping #humming #chewing
misophonia, repetitivenoise, tapping, humming, chewing
Most Video Gamers Are Not Addicted: Best Of: May 2020
Ninety percent of video gamers are not addicted to the sport. This conclusion stems from a Brigham Young University study of 385 teens over a 6 year period.
Those who were obsessed with gaming, pursing the sport to the detriment of healthy functioning, had a definite profile. The vidicts I’ll call them tended to be male with higher than average levels of depression, aggression, and shyness. Their obsessive behavior spilled over into cell phone use.
Is there light at the end of adolescence? Yes! Once in their twenties, almost all he pathological video gamers tended to be self-supporting and not living in their parents’ basements.
#videogaming #addiction #adolescence
videogaming, addiction, adolescence
Saunas Are Good For All That Ails: Best Of: Feb 2019
Looking for a little warmth this winter. Finnish and British scientists urge you to spend some time in the sauna and not only warm up but enjoy substantial health benefits.
Their report in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings demonstrates that regular sauna use reduces your blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular disease, improves lung function, energizes your immune system, helps control skin problems and arthritis, reduces headache, relaxes you, and improves your overall quality of life.
During these dark days of winter, seek out a nice cozy sauna, and visit it often. A surprisingly large number of health clubs have them.
Jari A. Laukkanen, Tanjaniina Laukkanen, Setor K. Kunutsor. Cardiovascular and Other Health Benefits of Sauna Bathing: A Review of the Evidence. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 2018; 93 (8): 1111 DOI: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2018.04.008
#sauna #warmth #heartdisease #highbloodpressure #immunity #lungfunction #arthritis #headache #relaxation #healthnews #healthtips
sauna, warmth, heart disease, high blood pressure, immunity, lung function, arthritis, headache, relaxation, health news, health tips
Golf May Kill Your Back: Best Of: Feb 2019
First we had tennis elbow, more recently football CTE dementia, and now we have golfer’s wrenched back. The latest study in the Joural of Neurosurgery:Spine sounds an alarm for golfers to ease up on their swings a bit.
Over the past 40 years, competitive pressure has driven the golf swing to become more and more powerful. Golfers now seek strength training to turbocharge their swings, but they should also be seeking defensive coaching to prevent their swings from crippling them.
During a powerful downswing, dangerous compressive forces target the spinal discs and verterbal joints. Since a golfer swings those clubs more than 300 times during an average round, repeated micro trauma to spine structures leads to repetitive traumatic discopathy or RTD, likely the injury suffered by Tiger Woods.
If you golf, do seek a professional analysis of your swing. With proper training, you can play low handicap golf without breaking your back by developing RTD.
Walker CT, Uribe JS, Porter RW. Golf: a contact sport. Repetitive traumatic discopathy may be the driver of early lumbar degeneration in modern-era golfers. J Neurosurg Spine, 2019
#golf #discopathy #spinaldisc #ruptureddisc #twistinjury #healthnews #healthtips
golf, discopathy, spinaldisc, ruptureddisc, twistinjury, healthnews, healthtips
Inappropriate TV Exposure Robs Young Kids Of Healthy Sleep: Best Of: May 2019
The myth that falling asleep to the TV is good for children is now dispelled by a study from the University of ‘Massachusetts-Amherst. Developmental specialists and neuroscientists there studied some 470 preschoolers and their parents using electronic sleep monitoring and questionnaires for behavioral assessment.
Thirty-four percent of the kids had TVs in their bedrooms, and those children slept 17 fewer minutes per 24 hours than those without bedroom TVs. They tended to require longer daytime naps and spent an average of 12 minutes more asleep during the day.
TV viewing during the day also had effects on sleep patterns. The World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics both recommend limiting TV viewing for 2 to 4 year olds to one hour of high quality, educational programming a day, and the viewing should occur with a parent if possible.
The study showed that only 46% of kids had viewing habits that met these guidelines. Those children whose daily TV screen time did meet guidelines and amounted to less than one hour a day were found to clock 22 more minutes of nighttime sleep.
Like any other children’s activity, screen time should be thoughtfully planned and carefully monitored. As always, moderation is the best policy.
Abigail F. Helm, Rebecca M.C. Spencer. Television use and its effects on sleep in early childhood. Sleep Health, 2019; DOI: 10.1016/j.sleh.2019.02.009
#TVtime #sleep #screentime #parenting
TVtime, sleep, screentime, parenting
Meditation Could Backfire: Best Of: May 2019
Meditation is designed to relax you, but a new study from University College London finds that one in every four persons who regularly meditates experiences a decidedly unpleasant experience on a regular basis. The investigators surveyed more than 1200 persons who had regularly meditated for at least 2 months.
The unpleasant experiences included anxiety, fear, distorted emotions or thoughts, and an altered sense of self or the world. Those most likely to have negative meditation experiences were those subjects who had been at a meditation retreat, those practicing deconstructive meditation, and those without deep religious beliefs. Bad meditation trips were slightly more likely for men than women.
Meditation can have very positive effects. Just be aware, though, that it may trigger negative sensations so buyer beware!
Marco Schlosser, Terje Sparby, Sebastjan Vörös, Rebecca Jones, Natalie L. Marchant. Unpleasant meditation-related experiences in regular meditators: Prevalence, predictors, and conceptual considerations. PLOS ONE, 2019; 14 (5): e0216643 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216643
#meditation #relaxation #anxiety #retreats
meditation, relaxation, anxiety, retreats
Training Women’s Bladders: Best Of: WBZ Radio: Feb 1991
Lead-in by Gary LaPierre
Dr. Smith reviews studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of bladder training and pelvic floor exercises for women’s incontinence problems.
#incontinence #bladder #pelvicfloor #kegel #bladderexercises #wbznewsradio
incontinence, bladder, pelvicfloor, kegel, bladderexercises, wbznewsradio
Dangers of Inhalers: Best Of: WBZ Radio: Aug 1991
Dr. Smith recounts cases from the New England Journal of Medicine documenting aspiration of foreign bodies into the airway and choking as the result of improper use of asthma inhalers.
#aspiration #choking #foreignbody #asthma #inhaler #wbznewsradio
aspiration, choking, foreignbody, asthma, inhaler, wbznewsradio
Video Game Exercise and Dangers: Best Of: WBZ Radio: Sep 1991
Dr. Smith talks with former WBZ Radio sports broadcaster John Hennessy about the health benefits and possible dangers of video and computer games.
#videogames #computergames #exercise #seizures #tendonitis #wbznewsradio
videogames, computergames, exercise, seizures, tendonitis, wbznewsradio
Pediatric Advice: Twins Who Bite: Best Of: WBZ Radio: Aug 1991
Dr. Smith talks with Lewis First, MD, MS, formerly of Boston Children’s Hospital and currently chief of pediatrics at the University of Vermont and editor-in-chief of the journal Pediatrics. They take an on-air call from a mother of twins and give her advice regarding management of biting.
#twins #pediatrics #biting #drfirst #wbznewsradio #parenting
twins, pediatrics, biting, drfirst, wbznewsradio, parenting
A small metal rivet within a wooden play piece can come loose and detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled BLAVINGAD fishing game and contact IKEA for a full refund.
About 25,000 (In addition, about 2,200 were sold in Canada)
Phone: (888) 966-4532
The swirls sewn onto the exterior of the blue, crocheted ball can separate, exposing small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toys and contact Monti Kids for instructions on receiving a refund of $12. Consumers should show proof of destroying the recalled ball by cutting the blue crochet ball in half and then throwing the recalled ball in the garbage. Once they have cut the ball in half, they should send a photo of destruction to email@example.com. Consumers should state in the email that the recalled ball has been removed from use and indicate their refund preference either back to the credit card used for payment or a mailed check. Monti Kids is contacting all known purchasers.
Phone: (888) 869-3019
The circuit board inside the vacuum’s battery pack can overheat and smoke, posing a fire hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vacuums and contact BISSELL for a free battery pack replacement. Consumers can either take the recalled product to a local BISSELL authorized service center for a free battery pack replacement or schedule a free in-home repair visit from an authorized BISSELL service technician to replace the existing battery pack.
About 2,000 (About 56,000 BISSELL® Cordless Multi-Surface Wet Dry Vacuums Models 2551, 2551W and 25519 were previously recalled in January 2023)
Phone: (855) 417-7001
The spring locking mechanism on the recalled avalanche shovels can fail in an emergency excavation of a person buried by an avalanche, posing a risk of injury or death for the buried person.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled avalanche shovels and follow the instructions at https://mammut.prezly.com/recall-notice-for-a-call-for-inspection-shovel-locking-mechanism to inspect the connection between the shaft and the shovel head to make sure it properly locks into position. If the connection does not lock into position, consumers should contact Mammut to obtain a prepaid return shipping label to return the shovel for a free repair or a free replacement shovel.
About 5,580 (In addition, about 1,964 were sold in Canada)
Phone: (800) 451-5127
The fabric conditioners can contain a chemical impurity, ethylene oxide, a carcinogen that can cause adverse health effects if there is significant and direct long-term exposure.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fabric conditioners and contact The Laundress for instructions to receive a full refund. Consumers who have previously requested a refund for these products in response to The Laundress’ December 2022 recall and reimbursement program should not submit a new request.
Consumers who purchased the recalled products on or after January 2021 can request a refund using either a photo of the lot code with their initials and the date written in marker or a receipt, or if purchased through www.TheLaundress.com, consumers can submit their e-mail address for a refund. Consumers who purchased the recalled products before January 2021 should take a photo of the lot code with their initials and the date written in marker and contact The Laundress for a full refund of the purchase price, with receipt, or of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, without receipt.
After requesting a refund, consumers should dispose of the product by closing the bottle tightly and placing it in household trash. Do not empty the product prior to disposal.
About 800,000 (730,000 of the 800,000 were recalled on December 1, 2022). (An additional 13,000 units were sold in Canada)
Phone: (800) 681-1915
The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using and stop charging the recalled scooters/hoverboards and contact Jetson for a full refund. Jetson is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Phone: (800) 635-4815
The swing seat restraint straps can break, posing a fall hazard to young children.
Consumers should immediately stop using the 2-in-1 Outdoor Kids Swings and contact Delta Enterprise Corp for free replacement straps.
Phone: (800) 377-3777
The recalled helmets do not comply with the positional stability and labeling and certification requirements of the U.S. CPSC federal safety standard for bicycle helmets. The helmets can fail to protect in the event of a crash, posing a risk of head injury.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact JBM International for a full refund. Consumers should destroy the recalled helmet by cutting off the straps and email a photo of the helmet with the straps cut off to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then dispose of the recalled helmets after submitting proof of destruction. JBM International is contacting all known purchasers directly.
An elastic drawstring hem near the ankle of the pants can create an extended loop, posing a trip and fall hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled work pants and return the pants to Dicks Sporting Goods or Carhartt for a full refund. If consumers want to keep the pants, they can cut the loop out of the hems and send a photo to Carhartt at email@example.com showing proof that the cord was removed to get a full refund.
Phone: (888) 894-7601
The cord on the hair stylers can detach if the unit is dropped, posing an electrocution or shock hazard to users.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hair stylers and contact Solexio or the retailer or distributor from whom they purchased the product for a full refund.
Phone: (866) 470-1574
The recalled waterfowl decoys’ lithium-ion battery packs or replacement battery packs can overheat while charging or soon after charging, posing a fire and/or burn hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled XS motion decoy battery packs and XS replacement battery packs and contact Higdon Outdoors for free replacement battery packs and chargers.
About 45,000 (In addition, about 500 were sold in Canada)
Phone: (800) 962-0656
The ATV’s A-arm can separate from the frame and cause loss of steering control, posing crash and injury hazards.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact Textron Specialized Vehicles to arrange for a free inspection and free repair. Textron Specialized will instruct dealers to inspect the main frame A-arm mount brackets for cracks before adding the support bracket. The main frame weldment will be replaced, free of cost, along with the addition of the strengthening brackets, if the main frame A-arm mount bracket is cracking. Textron Specialized Vehicles is contacting all purchasers directly.
Units: About 3,800 (In addition, about 1,200 were sold in Canada) (Arctic Cat and Tracker ATVs have been previously recalled in July 2022.)
Phone: (888) 525-6040
The high-pressure fuel line can get damaged by contact with the fuel pump cover, causing a fuel leak that poses burn and fire hazards.
Consumers should immediately stop using mowers with the recalled engines and contact Kawasaki or a Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free repair. Kawasaki is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Phone: (866) 836-4463
The lower side of the stroller frame can crack, posing a fall risk to children in the stroller.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Single strollers and contact Mockingbird to receive a free frame reinforcement kit, which includes two frame clamps that attach to the sides of the stroller to reinforce the frame. Mockingbird is contacting all known purchasers directly.
About 25,390 (149,000 Single-to-Double Strollers were previously recalled in November 2022)
Phone: (877) 274-3240
The plastic fittings that attach the mirror to the wall can break, causing the mirror to fall, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mirrors and contact IKEA to order a free set of replacement wall fittings and instructions. Alternatively, customers can return the mirror to any IKEA store for a full refund. Proof of purchase (receipt) is not required to receive a full refund.
About 22,400 (In addition, about 17,500 were sold in Canada)
Phone: (888) 966-4532
The docking station’s printed circuit board can short circuit when exposed to moisture, posing a fire hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled STIHL iMOW docking stations and contact STIHL or an authorized STIHL servicing dealer for a free at-home repair of their docking station.
Phone: (800) 233-4729
The recalled heated blankets can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled blankets and contact Star Elite for a full refund. Consumers will be asked to complete the online recall registration form available at www.productrecall.sunbeamhome.com and to destroy the blanket by cutting the power cord at the plug, marking an “X” with permanent marker on the wash label and sending the recalling firm a photo of the destroyed blanket.
About 43,000 (In addition, about 15,000 were sold in Canada)
Phone: (877) 383-6399
Some of the glass lids are too tight causing the jar to break when the lid is forcibly removed, posing a laceration hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled scented candles and should not attempt to forcibly remove the lid if it does not come off easily. Contact Fredericksburg Farms for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.
Phone: (888) 359-2993
The recalled prescription drugs must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children.
Consumers should immediately secure the recalled product out of the sight and reach of children and contact Pfizer for a free child resistant pouch to store the product. Once the product is secured, consumers can continue to use it as directed.
About 4.2 million
Phone: (800) 879-3477
An improperly assembled wiring harness can contact the brake line and/or vehicle frame during use which can result in a loss of the use of the front brakes and/or fire, posing fire and crash hazards.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. Polaris has notified consumers to stop riding the vehicles and is contacting registered owners directly to provide more details about the repair.
About 80,000 (In addition, about 13,900 were sold in Canada)
Phone: (800) 765-2747
UNDER 1000 CPSC RECALLS
The alternator can fail during operation, posing a fire hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair. The dealer will replace the alternator free of charge. Polaris has notified consumers to stop riding the vehicles and is contacting registered owners directly to provide more details about the repair.
About 200 (In addition, about 2 were sold in Canada)
Phone: (800) 765-2747
The bicycles do not meet the U.S. safety standard; the hand brakes are configured in accordance with the European safety standard which is reversed from the U.S. safety standard, posing fall and injury hazards to the rider.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact Cannondale for instructions on how to receive a free repair. Cannondale is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Phone: (800) 245-3872
The rear brake can fail, posing a crash hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and framesets and contact their local bicycle dealer to schedule free installation of the repair kit. The repair kit includes a hydraulic brake hose/line, and a new frame insert for the rear brake hose and rear shift cable.
Phone: (877) 245-3243
Delayed ignition and/or flame rollout can occur with the boilers, posing a burn hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled boilers and contact the installer or distributor to schedule a free boiler repair. The firm is contacting distributors directly.
Phone: (888) 791-3790
The products contain sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide which must be in child resistant packaging, as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of chemical burns and irritation to the skin and eyes. In addition, the label on the product violates the Federal Hazardous Substance Act (FHSA) by omitting the word “poison” for poisonous chemicals.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and store them in a safe location out of sight and reach of children. Consumers should contact Ecoxall for instructions on how to dispose of the recalled product at their local hazardous waste center and how to receive a full refund. Consumers should confirm they have disposed of the recalled product by email, along with a photo of the recalled product or disposal receipt, to EcoxallLLC@gmail.com to receive the refund. Amazon is contacting all purchasers.
Phone: (248) 983-6760
Fresh Express & Publix Salad Kits
Product Code GO75 and Use-By Dates of March 31 or April 2, 2023
Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at (800) 242-5472
Revolution Farms Multiple brand names Lettuce & Salad Kits
Best By date of April 2, 2023
MI, OH, IN, IL, KY, and WI: SpartanNash stores, Meijer stores, Bridge St. Market, Kingma’s Market, Fresh Thyme Market Grand Rapids, Fresh Thyme Market Kalamazoo, Horrocks Market Grand Rapids, Doorganics, Cherry Capital Foods, Gordon Food Service, Sysco, Van Eerden Foodservice, Vine Line Produce, Luna restaurant, Russ’ Commissary, and Pearson Foods Corporation.
Karma White Cheddar Cheese Popped Water Lily Seeds
Lot numbers included are: 051222, 082222, 111622, 021323
Karma company at 1-248-476-7682
SimplyProtein Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispy Bar
Cashew tree nut
Best Before date of 05 Jan 2024 and Lot TN3005A
Costco stores in Arkansas, California, Washington DC, Kansas, Maryland, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.
Publix Biltmore Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon
Lot Code/Best By Date: R4058/April 14 2023
Seven Seas International USA, LLC. 1(888) 627-5668
HyVee Hamburger Chili Macaroni Skillet Meal
Best By date of FEB 08 24 Y18
The recalled product was sold at HyVee Retail Stores and Dollar Fresh Market Stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.