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Ikea, known for its affordable and simply designed furniture, announced that is recalling millions of dressers and chests after several deadly accidents involving toddlers. According to a statement released by the company, the furniture affected ranges from adult items to items for children, all of which are in the MALM style, specifically, the MALM 3, 4, 5, 6, and the 6 LONG. Ikea sold these items in stores from October of 2002 until June of this year, when the company finally decided to completely discontinue the line in the wake of a third death resulting from the faulty design.
Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that they have traced the source of a rare but deadly fungal meningitis outbreak to a compounding pharmacy in New England. James O. Cunningham and other Orlando personal injury lawyers are following developments in this case closely, as up to 14,000 people in at least 14 states have been affected. Mr. Cunningham is especially concerned, as at least ten cases and two deaths have been confirmed in Florida so far, and the count is expected to go higher in the coming weeks.
Smith & Nephew PLC, a British company that manufactures a metal hip socket liner for hip implants, has announced that it is recalling liners used with its R3 Acetabular System hip device. The liner became available in 2009 and has been implanted in around 7,700 patients in Great Britain. This voluntary recall came after clinical trials with the device showed a higher rate of failure than previously thought. Smith & Nephew reported that they are “not satisfied with the clinical results” after many recipients of the device required corrective surgery to remove the liner on their hip replacement implant due to chronic pain and reduced mobility.
On September 29, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall for around 2,300 drop-side cribs in the United States, and Health Canada has recalled another 800 in Canada. The recall affects drop-side cribs made by Sherman Inc. due to risks of entrapment, suffocation and fall hazards. The CPSC advises anyone who owns one of these cribs to stop using it immediately as the drop-side rail hardware used in construction of the cribs can break or fail, allowing the drop-side to become detached from the crib. If this occurs, a dangerous gap is created between the drop-side and the mattress, potentially trapping and hurting or suffocating an infant.
Public health officials are admonishing reptile owners to observe proper hand washing procedures after a massive recall of mice prompted by hundreds of cases of Salmonella. More than 400 people in Britain and the U.S. have become ill, most reptile owners and their children, from handling mice or living in the same home as a reptile owner. Investigators have traced the Salmonella source to a Georgia company called MiceDirect, which produces and ships rodents and other animals to owners of reptiles.