(UnitedVoice.com) – Your medications, supplements and medical devices are supposed to make you feel better, but sometimes things go wrong and those same items can do more harm than good. Here are some recent recalls you’ll want to be aware of.
Salud Natural Entrepreneur, Inc. – 02/03/2020
Salud Natural Entrepreneur, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of its Nopalina Flax Seed Fiber Capsules and powder. One of the ingredients used in the product, senna leaf powder, may be contaminated with salmonella.
Salud Natural Entrepreneur, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall for several lots of @Nopalina_USA Flax Seed Powder & Capsules due to Salmonella contamination. #FDA recommends consumers stop using the specific products mentioned. https://t.co/n4RLY1sYtc pic.twitter.com/jN2KQUvk7h
— Media Affairs (@FDAMedia) January 30, 2020
When ingested, salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, vomiting and nausea.
The UPCs included in the recall are:
Anyone who purchased one of the products included in the recall is being asked to return to the place of purchase for a refund.
Efficient Laboratories, Inc. – 01/31/2020
Efficient Laboratories, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of their Rompe Pecho MAXliquid, Rompe Pecho CF and Rompe Pecho EX. They’ve been recalled due to microbial contamination which can cause diarrhea and vomiting.
— US FDA MedWatch (@FDAMedWatch) February 3, 2020
The lots included in the recall are 19F332, 19H359 and 19B42.
The medication, which is used to treat cold and flu symptoms, was sold at retailers across the country.
Consumers are being asked to throw the products away or return them to the original place of purchase.
Medtronic – 02/12/20
Medtronic is recalling two types of their MiniMed 600 Series insulin pumps.
FDA recalls MiniMed insulin pumps 630G and 670G over broken or missing retainer rings and a potentially loose insulin cartridge that could lead to incorrect dosing. https://t.co/Nz1Q8Hj2wf
— Medscape Endo (@MedscapeEndo) February 13, 2020
The insulin pumps, which are typically used by people who have Type 1 diabetes, are missing retainer rings that help to keep the insulin cartridge securely in place. If the cartridge is not held down, then the amount of insulin delivered into the user can be too little or too much, which can result in death.
So far there has been 1 death and 2,175 injuries due to the missing retainer rings.
The models included in the recall are 630G (MMT-1715) and Model 670G (MMT-1780).
Customers who have these models are being asked to call Medtronic’s 24-hour technical support line at 877-585-0166.
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