Unusual Product Recalls

Here’s a collection of the more interesting recall stories we’ve come across in the last couple of months:

Medication that could send you to the moon …

Thousands of pills have been recalled amid fears they may contain liquid rocket fuel.   https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/04/european_commission_security_risks_kids_smartwatch

Gripe water that could harm your baby …

A herbal supplement water intended to help settle infants’ tummies has been recalled due to concerns that an undissolved ingredient can cause a choking hazard. https://www.thestate.com/news/nation-world/national/article226404805.htm

Pacemakers causing health problems …

A Class 1 recall has been issued for Medtronic’s dual chamber IPGs due to a software error that can have fatal consequences.  https://www.healio.com/cardiology/arrhythmia-disorders/news/online/%7B37169255-28d1-450d-9d39-5451c46aa456%7D/fda-designates-recall-of-several-implanted-cardiac-pacemakers-as-class-1

Stranger danger concerns with kids’ new smartwatch … 

Thought to be the first time the Rapex system has been used for data protection and privacy, the EC has recalled the children’s watch due to hacking concerns.   https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/04/european_commission_security_risks_kids_smartwatch

A very fishy recall … 

Malaysian company Irvins took to Instagram using humour to soften the news of a customer’s discovery of a dead lizard in one of their crisp packets.  https://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/best-eats/220192-irvins-apology-dead-lizard-salted-egg-snack

 

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