Monthly Archives: February 2011

Toyota to recall 2.2 million cars over pedal troubles

Toyota Motor Corp. recalled 2.17 million vehicles in the United States on Thursday to address accelerator pedals that could become entrapped in floor mats or jammed in driver’s side carpeting. The world’s No. 1 auto company said more than half of the vehicles under recall are being added to a massive 2009 recall that fixed… Read More

B.O.B. Trailers recalls about 357,000 strollers

B.O.B. Trailers recalls about 357,000 strollers B.O.B. Trailers Inc., of Boise, Idaho is recalling about 337,000 single and double strollers in the United States and about 20,000 in Canada. A drawstring on the stroller can get wrapped around a child’s neck, posing a strangulation hazard. The firm has received one report of an 11-month-old who… Read More

Cellphone Use Tied to Changes in Brain Activity

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have found that less than an hour of cellphone use can speed up brain activity in the area closest to the phone antenna, raising new questions about the health effects of low levels of radiation emitted from cellphones. The researchers, led by Dr. Nora D. Volkow, director of… Read More

Antipsychotics During Pregnancy May Harm Newborns, FDA Says

Johnson & Johnson’s Risperdal and Eli Lilly & Co.’s Zyprexa are among more than 20 antipsychotic drugs that U.S. regulators said may pose risks to newborns when taken by mothers during pregnancy. The Food and Drug Administration updated labeling for antipsychotic drugs to show potential side effects to children born to mothers on the medicines… Read More

IKEA Recalls to Repair Cribs Due to Mattress Support Collapse; Cribs Pose Entrapment and Suffocation

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.… Read More

Why Tort Reform is a bad thing

The Oklahoma Senate Judiciary Committee recently passed five bills to “protect Oklahomans, our doctors and our businesses from frivolous lawsuits.” Oh, if only it were true. But it’s not. Advertisement None of the five bills, Senate Bills 862-866, addresses or even mentions “frivolous” claims. Instead, the five are directed at legitimate claims — claims an… Read More

Nearly 800,000 Dorel Child-Safety Seats Are Recalled

Almost 800,000 child seats are being recalled because their harnesses may not hold the child securely, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday. The recall covers a wide range of booster, convertible and infant seats, including some sold as part of a stroller travel system, made by the Dorel Juvenile Group of Columbus, Ind.… Read More