Tuesday, October 28, 2014

10 Brands of Baby Wipes recalled – Investigation Underway (Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings)

Our office is investigating these potential claims in Georgia, Florida, and New Jersey.  Toll Free 866-373-1800 or email me personally at mark@markzamora.com

Nutek Disposables has initiated a nationwide voluntary product recall at the retail level of all lots of baby wipes that it manufactured under the brand names Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings, because some packages may contain bacteria. These wipes were distributed by Nutek prior to October 21, 2014 to the following retail stores: Walgreens, Sam’s Club, Family Dollar, Fred’s, and Diapers.com.

After receiving a small number of complaints of odor and discoloration, Nutek conducted microbial testing that showed the presence of a bacteria, called Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia), in some of these products. Soon after, on October 3, 2014 the company initiated a voluntary withdrawal of lots that had tested positive for the bacteria, as well as other baby wipes in the surrounding time frame. After some additional lots were tested, as a precautionary measure, Nutek believed it was a prudent decision to withdraw all its baby wipe products.

B. cepacia poses little medical risk to healthy people. However, people who have certain health problems like weakened immune systems or chronic lung diseases, particularly cystic fibrosis, may be more susceptible to infections with B. cepacia. If you believe you have a weakened immune system or chronic lung disease and you have used one of the affected wipe products, you should call your doctor promptly for medical advice. B. Cepacia show a relatively poor virulence, that is capacity to cause disease. Virulence factors include adherence to plastic surfaces (including those of medical devices) and production of several enzymes such as elastase and gelatinase

From the FDA site:

The company is working with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and the affected retailers and distributors throughout this process to address the issue.

Brand Name
RetailerLot Numbers of Product Manufactured by Nutek
CutiesInternet and various retailersAll Lots
Diapers.comDiapers.comAll Lots
FemtexFamily DollarAll Lots
Fred’sFred’sAll Lots
KidgetsFamily DollarAll Lots
Member’s MarkSam’s ClubAll Lots
Simply RightSam’s ClubAll Lots
Sunny SmilesWalgreensAll Lots
Tender TouchVarious retailersAll Lots
Well Beginnings*WalgreensCertain Lots±

- See more at: http://triallawyercenter.com/2014/10/28/10-brands-of-baby-wipes-recalled-investigation-underway-femtex-freds-kidgets-members-mark-simply-right-sunny-smiles-tender-touch-and-well-beginnings/#sthash.O9wnjWhM.dpuf

Friday, October 10, 2014

Study warns about stimulants in diet supplements

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Big news about a recent study involving DMAA with this title:

A synthetic stimulant never tested in humans, 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (DMBA), is identified in multiple dietary supplements.

Here is the conclusion: (Hint, they suggest a recall of all DMAA products):

Our objective was to determine if a stimulant never before sold for human consumption, DMBA, was present in dietary supplements sold by US distributors. We found that at least a dozen supplements sold by US distributors contain DMBA in dosages from 13 to 120 mg per serving. Given the potential health risks of untested pharmacologic stimulants, we strongly recommend that manufactures immediately recall all DMBA containing supplements. The FDA and other regulatory bodies should, without delay, warn consumers about the presence of DMBA in dietary supplements and clarify the legal status of DMBA. Until consumers can be assured that sports, weight loss and mind enhancing supplements do not contain untested pharmaceutical drugs, these products should be avoided.

Read it here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/dta.1735/full