FDA MEDICAL DEVICE AND FOOD ALERTS

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regularly publishes safety alerts and recall information for drugs, medical devices, and foods. It is important information we all should know. For eample, the alert for February 12 is listed below:

Device Recall:

HoMedics heating pads (produced in 2001 and sold in drug, discount and department stores)
Reason for recall: poor connection could cause overheating
http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/homedics02_07.html

Food Recalls:

Little Debbie Nutty Bars (recall confined to Georgia, North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia)
Reason for recall: an ingredient may contain small metal particles
http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/mckee02_07.html

Fortune Star brand Dried Lily Bulb; 10 oz. size
Reason for recall: undeclared sulfites
http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/ho02_07.html

For a list of recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts involving FDA-regulated
products from the past 60 days, go to http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html.

To access the RSS feed of FDA recalls information, go to
http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/rssRecalls.xml
[What is an RSS feed? See http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/news/newsfeeds.html.]
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Dan Frith

Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at dfrith@frithlawfirm.com.