The FDA is expanding the recall of the widely used heart medication Valsartan. Back in July, an initial recall of the blood pressure and heart failure prevention drug was announced due to a cancerous substance detected in the medicine. Various pharmaceutical companies manufactured and distributed Valsartan, which contained a substance called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), was discovered…

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On September 6, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration announced the immediate recall of over 12,000 intra-aortic balloon pumps manufactured by Datascope Corp./MAQUET due to a product defect that could result in death. The recall affects all such devices manufactured by the company from 2003 to 2017, approximately 5,000 of which were distributed in the United…

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Thousands of infant car seats made by Britax have recently been recalled by federal regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The problem with these recalled car seats, according to the recent recall announcement, lies in their potentially faulty handles, which can crack or break, presenting…

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A $105 million civil penalty issued to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (Fiat) this past July has just been increased by $70 million, according to officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA). That is because, as officials have explained, Fiat’s failures to properly carry out 24 vehicle safety recalls have been compounded by new findings…

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Transportation safety regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have just issued Takata two federal orders related to the ongoing Takata airbag recall, the NHTSA announced yesterday. These orders are remarkable in that they: Impose the single largest civil fine the NHTSA has ever issued in its nearly 50-year history – This massive…

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