Posts Tagged ‘drowning hazard’

Air Hoses Used with Scuba Gear Recalled Due to Drowning Hazard

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Suunto has recently recalled their Scuba high-pressure air hoses because the hose may leak, leading to a loss of breathing gas underwater, causing a drowning hazard.

There have been no injuries reported due to this product, however users should stop using the product immediately and bring the hose, pressure gauge and dive computer to the nearest Suunto Dive dealer for a free replacement hose. You can find other related swimming accidents and their causes on our website.

McNeil Recalls Concentrated MOTRIN Infants’ Drops Original Berry Flavor Due to Drowning Hazard

Monday, October 21st, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in accordance with McNeil Consumer Healthcare, announced on September 6, 2013 a voluntary recall of Concentrated MOTRIN Infants’ Drops Original Berry Flavor ½ fluid ounce bottles.

According to the safety notice, after releasing three lots of this type of Motrin into the market, tiny plastic particles (approximately 1 mm in size) were identified in a different product lot during manufacturing. It was determined that the particles originated in a shipment from a third party supplier of ibuprofen, the active ingredient in Concentrated MOTRIN® Infants’ Drops. This affected product line was not released to the market. Out of an abundance of caution, McNeil is voluntarily recalling the three lots of Concentrated MOTRIN® Infants’ Drops.

It is reported that about 200,000 bottles of Concentrated MOTRIN® Infants’ Drops were distributed in the United States. The UPC code of bottles is 300450524157. McNeil is asking retailers to remove the effected lots from store shelves, and is asking consumers to stop using and dispose of any product they may have that is included in this recall.

McNeil has worked with the third party to ensure that corrective measures are currently in place and are effective. The potential for adverse medical events related to the reason for this recall is not likely. Concentrated Infants’ MOTRIN® Drops Dye-Free Berry Flavor 1 fl. oz. is not included in this recall. Children’s or Adult MOTRIN® products are not included in this recall.