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Health Capsules - 02/09/2020





First the FDA Recalls:


Whole Foods voluntary recalling Bundt Cakes and Chocolate Dipped Cookies. Bundt Cakes (Chocolate Fudge Mini and Marble) and Chocolate Dipped Cookies (Dark Chocolate Dipped Almond Horn, Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroon) due to undeclared milk contamination.  Sold in: KY, MD, NJ, PA, OH, VA, DC. If you have a milk allergy, destroy or return the product. Bring a store receipt in for a full refund. Questions to the company at 844-936-8255. 



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Efficient Laboratories is voluntarily recalling lots of Rompe Pecho EX, Rompe Pecho CF and Rompe Pecho MAXliquid due to microbial contamination.  These are over the counter cold and flu medications.  Direct questions to the company at 305-805-3456.


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Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls:


Chaise Lounge Recall


Rooms To Go #Patmos #ChaiseLounge Chair #recalled due to violation of the federal lead paint ban.  Stop using the chairs and contact company at 855-688-0919 for a replacement. 



Rawlings Catcher Helmets recalled since the back plate can fail to protect and lead to a head injury.  Sold in: US and Canada.  Return product to point of purchase or call 800-729-5464.



Infantino Infant Carriers recalled due to faulty buckles that can break and create a fall hazard.  Stop using and contact company for directions to receive a replacement carrier at 800-840-4916.



#infantcarrier #recall

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Country Home Products DR Walk Behind Leaf Blowers recalled since blades may break off and fly out of the unit.  Stop using produce and contact company at 800-687-6575 for instructions regarding refund.



#leafblower #recall

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Juratoys Sophie la Giraffe Bead Maze Toy recalled since the toy has small parts that fail to meet federal safety standards.  Specifically the wooden triangle shape is dangerous.  For questions, call the company at 855-665-9287 to check if your batch is being recalled.. 



#toyrecall #choking

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Star Water Systems Sump Pumps recalled due to overheating and fire risk.  Discontinue use and contact company at 800-742-5044 to obtain a full refund.



#sumppump #firerisk #recall

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Sun Organic Wintergreen Essential Oils recalled due to inadequate child-resistant packaging and risk of poisoning due to the methyl salicylate component.  Secure the product out of reach of children and contact company at 800-216-7295 for a replacement with safe packaging.



#skinoil #recall #poisoning

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Coronavirus Update



  • Numbers of infected, hospitalized, and perished continues to rise quickly.  Get the latest stats from Bloomberg: and bookmark the page.

  • As of this recording, DATE: 2/7/2020, TIME: 3 PM; ConfirmedCasesWorldwide: 31,479; DeathsWorldwide: 638.

  • Norway’s Coalition for Epidermic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), France’s Pasteur Institute, and German investigators are working on vaccines. 

  • The British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will contribute its adjuvant platform technology that permits the rapid manufacture of vaccine.

  • South China Agricultural University reports that genetic analyses suggest the corona virus originated in bats but passed through the scaly and nearly endangered anteater pangolan Confirmatory genetic analysis is underway.  Pangolin meat is a Chinese delicacy. 

  • WHO spearheading a $675 million worldwide collaboration to halt the spread of corona virus. 

  • Foxconn, the Chinese iPhone assembler, will be diverting part of its resources to make face masks.  Will try to manufacture two million masks a day by the end of the month.

  • China has completed construction of 2 new hospitals for treatment of corona virus victims.  They were finished in record time.


Those are this week’s Health News Capsules.


I’m Dr. Howard Smith


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I’m Dr. Howard Smith

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