Bottle Water Recall Over E. Coli

Bottle Water Recall Over E. Coli Affects 11 States, 14 Brands But ‘No Reports Of Any Illness Or Injury’

Jun 22, 2015 10:15 PM By Ed Cara

A voluntary recall of bottled water over E. coli will affect 14 brands across 11 states but likely no risk to the public

Bottled water fans may need to be on alert for a natural ingredient accidentally added to their drink: E. coli.

That’s the warning issued by Niagara Bottling, which has recalled several of its products in the wake of a possible contamination incident. Though the germ, known to occasionally cause diarrhea and nausea, was first detected in a spring water source June 10, the company reports that they weren’t promptly notified in time and has decided to err on the side of caution. They will no longer use that water source as well.

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New Hip Implant Recall Zimmer

New Hip Implant Recall-Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology System
Posted by Richard R. Schlueter
June 23, 2015 1:36 PM

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has just issued a Patient Safety Member Alert on the Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology Femoral Stems and Necks. This is a Class 1 Recall per the FDA.

Per the AAOS and the FDA website, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Class I recall for Zimmer M/L Tapers with Kinectiv Technology Femoral Stems and Necks. The company found a process monitoring failure that led to higher than expected amounts of manufacturing residues left on the devices. These residues can cause serious adverse health issues including allergic reactions, pain, infections, or death. Use of these products may require the need for a revision surgery to replace the affected implant. At this time, the company has not received any complaints related to this issue for any of the lots in distribution.

On May 18, 2015, Zimmer issued recall notification letters with the following instructions for hospital staff, including risk managers and surgeons:

Review the notification and ensure affected personnel are aware of the contents.

Assist your Zimmer sales representative with the quarantine of any affected product.

Your Zimmer sales representative will remove the recalled product from your facility.

The Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology Femoral Stems and Necks are implants used for hip replacements.

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