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Polaris ROV Recall: Need to Know

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently issued a press release about the recall of Polaris Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs) due to a safety hazard. According to the CPSC, 2016 Polaris RZR XP Turbo and RZR XP 4 Turbo ROVs are being recalled because of a potential fire hazard. The CPSC is warning consumers that these ROVs could cause severe burn injuries if they're not fixed. Consumers are urged to stop using the ROVs immediately and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. 

Herbal Supplements Mislabeled & Potentially Deadly

The New York Attorney General, Eric T. Schneiderman, recently announced that his office sent cease and desist letters to four major retailers, GNC, Target, Walmart, and Walgreens, for allegedly selling store brand herbal supplements that either did not contain the labeled substance, or contained ingredients that were not listed on the labels. The cease and desist letters demanded that the giant retailers to immediately stop selling the popular herbal products, including Echinacea, Ginseng, St. John's Wort, and others. 

"Magnet Balls" Pose Danger to Kids - Recalled by Feds

Magnet Balls are a very popular desktop toy on the market right now. The small 5mm diameter balls are extremely strong for their size and can be molded into any shape imaginable. The magnets are made of the rare earth neodymium and are at least 15 times more powerful than normal magnets. 

Beware of Counterfeit Drugs

More and more generic drugs are turning out to be COUNTERFEIT! A counterfeit drug is one that is marketed and sold as the real drug, but in actuality it is missing one or more of the key active ingredients. Taking such drugs can be dangerous and hazardous to your health. Headlines have recently discussed the popular flu remedy Tamiflu as having a counterfeit on the market. 

Defective Trampoline Recalled by Feds

If you bought a trampoline for your kids between 2005 and 2012, you should pay attention. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in conjunction with Sportspower Ltd, of Hong Kong issued a voluntary recall of the firm's best selling trampoline. More than 24,000 defective trampolines were sold at Sports Authority stores throughout the US during the last 7 years. The trampolines sold for approximately $600.00. What is not surprising is that these dangerous trampolines were made in China. 

Chronic Pain Injections in NC Tainted with Deadly Meningitis

A pharmaceutical company, New England Compounding Center of Massachusetts, has sold and delivered a tainted batch of steroid injections to doctors' offices across the US. The injections are tained with a deadly strain of meningitis. The tainted injections have been blamed for at least 14 deaths thus far. 

Coppertone's Tan Fading

The owner of Coppertone suntan products, pharmaceutical giant Merck, agreed to pay between $3 Million and $10 Million to settle a decade old class action. The lawsuit claimed that the company made false statements about the benefits of using its products. Many people felt that they had been misled by the company's claims that its suntan products provided "all day protection", that they were "waterproof", or "sweat proof." 

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