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The first day of fall is Sept. 23. Do you plan to do any fall cleaning?

  • Of course. Doesn't everyone?
  • I'll do some, but not everything.
  • Maybe, if I find the time.
  • Nope. It can wait until spring, or longer.

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Potassium Chloride Injection (Baxter): Recall - Shipping Carton Mislabeling
Potential risk of medication error or delay in therapy for patients that require high concentration potassium chloride.

Playtex Nurser Deluxe Double Electric Breast Pump: Recall - Potential for Electric Shock
UPDATED 09/16/2014. One AC/DC power adapter production lot added to recall. The casing on some AC/DC power adapters may become loose and separate, resulting in a potential for electric shock.

Heparin Sodium, 1,000 USP Heparin Units/500 mL (2 USP Heparin Units/mL), In 0.9 percent Sodium Chloride Injection, 500 mL by Hospira: Recall - Particulate Matter
Risk of injected particulate material which may result in local inflammation, phlebitis, and/or low-level allergic response.

Sterile Drug Products by Downing Labs (aka NuVision Pharmacy): Drug Alert - Lack of Sterility Assurance
UPDATED 09/09/2014. FDA has issued a formal request to Downing Labs for the immediate recall of all lots of its purportedly sterile products currently on the market that are not expired.

Pharmacy Creations Certain Products: Recall – Potential Non-Sterility
Compromised sterility of a product may lead to risk for infection

Sterile Convenience Surgical Packs by Customed, Inc.: Recall - Potential Loss of Sterility
UPDATED 09/05/2014. Recall Classified as Class I. Potential adhesion defect which may lead to infection. Originally posted 08/26/2014

CloverSnare 4-Loop Vascular Retrieval Snare by Cook Medical: Recall - Risk of Loop to Separate From Shaft
UPDATED 09/04/2014. Classified as Class I Recall.

Martin Avenue Pharmacy, Inc. Compounded Sterile Preparations: Recall - Lack of Assurance of Sterility
Compromised sterility of a compounded preparation may lead to risk for infection.

Dermatend Original and Dermatend Ultra: Recall - Safety Concerns
Using these Dermatend products instead of seeking medical attention could result in delayed diagnosis of conditions such as cancer.

RegeneSlim Appetite Control Capsules: Recall - Presence Of DMAA
UPDATED 09/02/2014. Voluntary nationwide recall expanded.

DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System: Class I Recall - May Reverse Directions After Surgery
Infants at highest risk for injury. Sudden obstruction of trachea could lead to respiratory arrest/death. In all patient populations, failure may result in need for surgical intervention to replace failed device.

Children’s Medical Ventures Gel-E Donut and Squishon 2: Class 1 Recall - Possibility of Mold
Cladosporium and Penicillium Fungi which may cause difficulty in breathing, allergic reactions and serious health consequences, including death.

Diamondback 360 Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System by Cardiovascular Systems: Class I Recall - Sheath May Fracture During Use
Fragments of the sheath could possibly block blood vessels.

Dianeal Low Calcium (2.5mEq/L) Peritoneal Dialysis Solution with 2.5 Percent Dextrose 5000mL (Ambu-Flex II): Recall - Presence of Particulate Matter
Particulate matter could potentially serve as a focal point for infection should any pre-existing peritonitis exist, and may lead to a fatal outcome.

IPM Wound Gel by Edwards Pharmaceuticals: Class I Recall - Microbial Contamination
Use of the affected product may cause serious adverse health consequences, including sepsis, limb loss, and death.

Arize: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Undeclared sulfoaildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

Herbal Vigor Quick Fix: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Undeclared tadalafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

CUBICIN (daptomycin for injection) 500 mg in 10 mL Single Use Vials: Recall - Foreign Particulate Matter
Administration of particulate matter poses a potential safety risk to patients such as a thromboembolism or a life-threatening pulmonary embolism.

White and Blue Lion Tattoo Kits: Recall - Bacterial Contamination of Needles and Ink Bottles
Use of these products may cause bacterial infection and can lead to sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection.

Cubicin (daptomycin for injection) 500 mg in 10 mL Single Use Vials: Recall - Presence Of Particulate Matter
The administration of a glass particulate poses a potential safety risk to patients such as a thromboembolism or a life-threatening pulmonary emboli.