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Manufacturers of Nest smoke alarms ceased selling their popular smoke alarms recently due to safety concerns. So-called smart devices are spreading throughout our culture and into our homes. Nest Labs, manufacturer of Nest Protect smoke alarms, discovered their device might be a little too smart. Nest Labs offers home automation products that allow consumers to… Read More »
In May, the manufacturer of a popular blood thinner agreed to settle approximately 4,000 lawsuits for an estimated $650 million. The anti-coagulant dabigatran, brand name Pradaxa, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010. Pradaxa is prescribed to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in patients with non-valvular atrial… Read More »
The delay of General Motors (GM) in revealing a deadly ignition switch defect continues to trouble consumers and regulatory agencies. After a slow rolling recall picked up speed in February of this year, GM continues to address the growing scandal surrounding vehicle defects it denied for years. At the center of the crises is a… Read More »
Valentine’s Day brought little love for auto manufacturer General Motors. Because of an ignition defect, the car company recalled 778,200 cars worldwide. The vehicles are said to shut off because of a heavy key ring or a “jarring event” such as a car crash, defects which may prevent safety airbags from deploying. The original February… Read More »
For critically ill patients, the chance to test a new medical device could be a lifesaver — or not. Recently, the start of a clinical trial to evaluate a device for use in heart patients was stalled when a study questioned whether it caused more harm than good. medical For heart patients suffering a decline in… Read More »
Ventlab Corporation, based in Mocksville, NC, issued a recall over the summer for a number of manual resuscitator devices. The devices are designed to help patients who cannot breathe on their own. According to the FDA, a number of the devices had a valve leak, which prevented the flow of oxygen, effectively making the devices… Read More »