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IVC filters are a medical device that have made the news in recent years. There have been warnings posted on the Internet and described in commercials. IVC filters, or inferior vena cava filters, are placed in the body as a way to prevent deep venous thrombosis. A clot caused by DVP can travel to the heart and lungs, causing serious complications or death. IVC filters are meant to stop this from happening.
There are approximately 50,000 people with IVC filters … Read more
Maybe your doctor has diagnosed you with pelvic organ prolapse, or POP. Perhaps you have a bladder prolapse. Or maybe you have a hernia and your doctor is recommending surgical repair. Before you go under the knife for a mesh implant, there are things you need to know.
While many people have undergone these procedures without incident, others have been left with devastating injuries. Surgical mesh is not something to have implanted without doing your due diligence. Here is some … Read more
Every year, World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. releases its nominees for the toys no one should be buying as gifts. This year is no exception, and the non-profit group has released its holiday list. If you’ve gone shopping but haven’t handed out gifts yet or if you are still thinking about when you’re going to get your shopping done, use this list in order to make informed decisions. You certainly don’t want to be putting a child at … Read more
If you’ve ever had a hernia, then you know how devastatingly painful they can be. For those who haven’t dealt with this issue, a hernia is when an organ, often the intestines or stomach, bulges through the surrounding tissue. This can cause extreme pain and a host of other issues. In rare cases, hernias can even be life-threatening.
For some, hernias can be treated with simple laparoscopic surgery, during with tiny incisions are made and a thin tool is used … Read more
If you haven’t seen it on the news, there is a giraffe causing problems for parents. The popular toy named Sophie the Giraffe has been sold worldwide for over 50 years. In fact, it is such a popular toy that more than 50 million of the rubber animals have been sold across the globe.
The toy is created with materials, namely latex, harvested from Heavea trees. The material is a natural one, and the shape of the toy offers teething … Read more
It’s the season of giving. One of the best things about the holiday season is seeing the looks on the faces of loved ones as they open the gifts you chose for them. Unfortunately, some of those great surprises turn into dangerous ones when you inadvertently give a product that has been recalled.
If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet, or even if you have, be sure to check out the latest recalls. If you are considering a … Read more
Sabra hummus has been recalled. Anyone who has any of the popular food item in the refrigerator should check the manufactured date. Any container manufactured before November 8, 2016 should be thrown away due to the possibility of listeria contamination. Recalls like this tend to bring up food poisoning in the minds of the public.
If you have dealt with food poisoning before, you know the feeling. The stomach cramps, the nausea and even the chills can all have you … Read more
In 2008, some drivers suffered unnecessary injuries after a wreck because their airbags malfunctioned. Well, not so much “malfunctioned” as “exploded violently and sent shrapnel everywhere.” Tens of thousands of airbags were recalled, which meant car dealers and manufacturers had to go in and replace them. With that taken care of, the airbag manufacturer hoped to go back to business as usual.
But Takata wasn’t so lucky.
Since then, tens of millions of airbags have been recalled, ones used … Read more
As a consumer, you know that products get recalled. Food may be recalled because a sample is found to contain dangerous levels of bacteria. Tools may get recalled because they don’t perform as designed or intended.
Products can be and are recalled for a variety of reasons. All recalls are for your protection, and each should be paid attention to. Now that the holidays have come and gone, chances are that you have a few new items taking up space … Read more
Hoverboards were a popular holiday gift this season, but many parents are wishing they had never bought one. People around the globe have experienced falls, accidents and even burns. If you purchased one of these motorized toys for your children this year, you may want to rethink whether or not you want to keep it around.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have already been 70 reports of injuries related to hoverboards. There have been 22 reported fires … Read more
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