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Aerosol products at higher risk for benzene, says scientist who spurred recalls
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Aerosol products at higher risk for benzene, says scientist who spurred recalls

Unilever is recalling dry shampoo aerosol products sold nationwide because they may contain elevated levels of benzene, a human carcinogen. The recall is the latest of half a dozen so far this year, with the cancer-causing chemical showing up in products including deodorant, hand sanitizer and sunscreen.People should take the benzene-related recalls seriously, as they involve a far more dangerous contaminant than most, according to David Light, CEO of Valisure, an independent lab in New Haven, Connecticut, that alerted the Food and Drug Administration to its findings of benzene in sunscreen sprays last year. "Benzene is such a bad molecule — it's at the very top of the FDA's list of 70-some solvents not to use," Light told CBS MoneyWatch, adding that unlike with some chemicals, "th...
Hidden hazards: Why the government can’t always warn you about potentially dangerous products
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Hidden hazards: Why the government can’t always warn you about potentially dangerous products

When you buy something for your home or family, the assumption is that it's probably safe.  Somebody must be testing these items and paying especially close attention to products marketed for children and infants. But the federal agency that's supposed to protect American consumers faces major obstacles before it can reveal that a product on the market is causing injuries or even deaths. It's a painful reality for Virginia resident Keenan Overton, who doted on his firstborn son, Ezra.  "He was very playful, always smiling like me, curly hair," said Overton. "He loved to be held. He loved to be noticed. And he was just a happy, baby." Three days before Christmas in 2017, 5-month-old baby Ezra went to sleep for the last time.  "There's no re...
More cheese recalled due to listeria outbreak
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More cheese recalled due to listeria outbreak

Swiss American is the latest company to recall products because of potential contamination with listeria amid an outbreak that has sickened at least half a dozen people in six states.The St. Louis, Missouri-based company recalled its Brie cheeses after being alerted by manufacturer Old Europe Cheese that they might be contaminated with listeria, Swiss American said on Tuesday in a notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration. The pre-cut wedges and cheese wheels include best-by dates through December 14, 2022, the company said. (See product list and UPC codes here.) Brie cheese recalled by Swiss American. U.S. Food and Drug Administration The recalls follow one earlier in...
King Song electric unicycles are a fire risk, government warns
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King Song electric unicycles are a fire risk, government warns

Some electric unicycles may be unsafe due to the risk of fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warned. The federal agency is urging owners of the King Song electric unicycle model number KS-16S to get rid of them at a recycling or household hazardous waste drop-off site. The CPSC knows of one fire related to the unicycles that resulted in smoke inhalation injuries to two people and substantial property damage to a commercial building, it said on Tuesday.  CPSC Warns Consumers to Immediately Stop Using King Song Electric Unicycles Due to Fire Hazard; Fire and Injuries Reported: pic.twitter.com/v4DSaboBFb— US Consumer Product Safety Commission (@USCPSC) July 12, 2022 The agency tested the product and determined the battery pack can overheat and catch fire. ...
Cheeses sold in 9 states recalled due to listeria concerns
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Cheeses sold in 9 states recalled due to listeria concerns

An array of cheeses sold in supermarket delis in nine states are being recalled because the cheddar, brie, pecorino and other products are potentially contaminated with listeria, a harmful bacteria, according to a notice posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The possibly tainted cheeses were produced during the first week of May and sent to grocery stores including Fareway, Price Chopper and Super Saver in nine states: Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and South Dakota. For a full list of the more than 90 retail locations were the recalled cheeses were distributed and can be returned for a refund, click here. One of eight cheese types being recalled by a Missouri company. ...
Jif peanut butter recall: Candy and snacks made with Jif peanut butter now being recalled
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Jif peanut butter recall: Candy and snacks made with Jif peanut butter now being recalled

The impact of the Jif recall is reverberating at Disney World, which is no longer offering peanut butter-laden snacks at its Florida theme park due to shortages of the product. The holes in Disney's menu offerings come as federal health officials caution Americans against eating a range of baked goods, sandwiches, candy, trail mix and ready-to-eat salad products made with recalled Jif peanut butter, with a growing number of snacks pulled from stores and vending machines nationwide amid a multi-state outbreak of salmonella. At least 16 people from 12 states have been infected, with two hospitalized, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday in an update on the outbreak. Five out of five people reported eating peanut butter and four of the five reported eating Jif...
Peanut butter recall: Candy and snacks made with Jif now being recalled
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Peanut butter recall: Candy and snacks made with Jif now being recalled

Americans are being cautioned against eat a range of baked goods, sandwiches, candy and trail mix made with recalled Jif peanut butter as a growing number of snacks are pulled from stores and vending machines nationwide amid a multi-state outbreak of salmonella.That lately includes a recall of Rich's chocolate peanut butter cups sold at nearly 200 candy and ice cream shops nationwide between November 11, 2021, and January 23, 2022.   Recalled product. U.S. Food and Drug Administration At least 16 people from 12 states have been infected, with two hospitalized, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday in an update on the outbreak. Five out of five people rep...
Peanut butter recall: Candy and snacks made with Jif now being recalled
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Peanut butter recall: Candy and snacks made with Jif now being recalled

Candy, trail mix and other snacks made with recalled Jif peanut butter are among the growing number of products being pulled from stores and vending machines nationwide as federal health officials investigate a multi-state outbreak of salmonella.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday issued a public safety alert that said at least 14 people from 12 states had been infected, with two hospitalized. "Four of five people interviewed reported eating different types of Jif brand peanut butter before getting sick," the agency stated. The J.M. Smucker Co. late last week recalled multiple Jif brand peanut butter types sold across the U.S. and in Canada, including creamy, crunchy, natural and reduced fat. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Senftenberg was found in a J.M. Smu...