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McDonald’s has just issued a recall this morning on it’s 12 million ‘Shrek Forever After 3D’ collectible drinking glasses as they have discovered that the paint on the glasses contains a toxic metal, cadmium. Cadmium is an extremely toxic metal which has been shown to cause cancer, kidney damage, bone softening, and discoloration of teeth.

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30045083821_220x220_aIt looks like 2009 is going to end having been some whopper of a year for product recalls. Johnson & Johnson is recalling 100 counts bottles of Tylenol Arthritis Caplets with the red EZ-Open Cap.
Originally Tylenol issued a voluntary recall of just the 100 counts bottles, because of a moldy odor coming from the bottles. The odor may cause nausea and stomach pain which might originate from the chemical 2,4,6-tribromoanisole.

Johnson & Johnson is not sure how the chemical made its way into the product’s packaging but they believe that it might have originated from the breakdown of another chemical that was used to treat the wooden pallets that were used to transport and store the packaging.

To return or dispose of these bottles, call 1-888-222-6036 (Monday­–Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, and Saturday–Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST) or go to www.tylenol.com

(Via WXYZ TV)

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blindsrecallOwners of Roman-style shades and roll-up blinds are being advised that their blinds may be a serious risk to children. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is saying that since 2006, five deaths and 16 near strangulations have been reported, and three deaths have been connected to roll-up blinds since 2001. Consequentially, 50 million blinds are being recalled.

Walmart, Pottery Barn, JCPenny are amongst several major retailers participating in this recall. The CPSC is warning the industry and parents to take a look at all shades and blinds in the home to make sure that they don’t have any accessible cords that children can get too, and that these blinds are not placed near cribs, a child’s bed or any furniture that kids can use to climb on to and reach the cords.

Free retrofit kits are being offered for Roman shades and roll-up blinds by going to www.windowcoverings.org or by calling 1-800-506-4636.

(Via the Baltimore Sun)

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Unilever United States, Inc.We just covered the Zhu Zhu pets toxicity warning issued by a Consumer Group, and just moments later comes another serious warning going out to Slim Fast customers. The company is recalling 10 million Slim Fast weight loss drinks due to a bacteria found in their popular Slim Fast weight loss drink. The bacteria causes poising with symptoms including, diarrhea and nausea.

The recall only applies to Slim Fast’s liquid based products, not their candy bars or powdered form products. If you have any questions or concern about the Slim fast products you own, call 1-800-896-9479. The company says that full refunds are available.

(Via the Examiner)

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