Pending Stryker Hip Replacement Product Recall

Stryker hip replacement products have been the subject of lawsuits in the past and it seems there is the likelihood that Stryker is putting out yet another defective hip product in its Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads.  These products are modular components used in total hip replacement procedures.  The defective products can lead to failure rates for the hip replacements as well as side effects that can be very severe.  The taper locks connecting the femoral head to the femoral neck can have a very high likelihood of failing.  The symptoms that can come with the use of the Stryker product includes metal in the blood or other tissues, negative tissue reactions to the parts, inflammation, instability in the joints, fractured bones by the hip implant, dislocation, mobility losses, pain, and noise in the implant.  These symptoms can cause very significant pain and problems for patients, so patients are to be alerted by their personal surgeons.
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Kraft Lunchables Recall

Kraft Heinz has issued a recall of Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers because the products contain allergens without warnings to that effect on the packaging.  The product has allergy inducing ingredients, wheat and soy and were produced on September 21, 2016.  The product are 3.4 ounce boxes and have a “use by” date on them of December 25, 2016.    
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Nestle Drumstick Recall

Nestle is the latest food manufacturer to issue a recall of one of its product due to listeria contamination dangers.  The company’s  Drumstick ice cream cone is the product that tested positive in a Bakersfield, California manufacturing plant, so Nestle voluntarily recalled the Drumstick
Club 16 count Variety Pack and the 24 count Vanilla Pack.  These Drumstick ice cream cone products were manufactured August 31, 2016 to September 17, 2016. Read more

Autumn Pet Safety Tips

Inserra Kelley Sewell normally gives its readership all sorts of safety and health tips to keep you and your loved ones safe and health.  Today, since it is Pet Safety Month, and the start of another Autumn season, we will talk about our animal friends since they are family too for many of us.  Fall weather brings some cooler air, changing leaves, and many fun festivals in addition to Halloween.  The same things we look so forward to can bring dangers for our furry friends.

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