If you recently picked up some fresh microgreens at the grocery store, you may want to check the "best by" date closely. A microgreens producer in Canada recently issued a recall on produce possibly carrying potentially lethal bacteria.
When consumers purchase items at the store, they generally expect that the products they purchase will work as claimed on the packaging and have been adequately tested for safety and performance. When the product in question is a safety critical device, like a smoke detector, the lives of the consumer and the lives of the people they love depend on the performance of the product.
People who suffer from allergies to peanuts and other ingredients commonly contained in many snack foods have to run a daily gauntlet when planning their meals. It's vital that they pore over the labels on food products that the rest of us are able to gobble indiscriminately. Failing to ascertain that their bag of snacks is free of these ingredients can make — at best — for several really uncomfortable hours with a roiling gut.
It seems like vehicle recalls make the news more often than not these days. From the Takata airbag recall to the Toyota recall over the shift levers, these recalls address critical safety issues. All drivers on the road should find out if their vehicles are the subjects of recalls. That way they can determine how to address the issues and determine whether their vehicles are safe to drive.
Medical malpractice has been up in the air in Kentucky since the Medical Review Panel Act (KRS 216C) went into effect in June. This required that all allegations of medical malpractice be reviewed by a panel before being allowed to proceed to trial.
Automaker Toyota – which operates its largest manufacturing plant right here in Kentucky – has recalled an estimated 49,000 vehicles in North America to repair an electrical problem that may prevent its air bags from inflating in a crash.
After having surgery in 2013, Glenford Turner discovered the Veterans Affairs hospital in Connecticut had unknowingly sent him home with a special gift. Four years later Turner went in for an MRI for a separate medical issue. Doctors quickly found a sharp metal instrument had been left inside the man's body. The machine's magnetic field made the five-inch scalpel handle move in his stomach. According to a study cited by the Washington Post, in the United States, approximately 4,500 and 6,000 times per year a foreign object is left behind during a procedure.