Category archives for: World News

BRIO AB recalls BRIO Soft Hammer Rattle

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Due to moisture in the raw material before manufacture, the wooden rings can crack and possibly release small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children

Director-General leads WHO delegation to the Belt and Road Forum for Health Cooperation

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will lead WHO’s delegation to the Belt and Road High Level Meeting for Health Cooperation: Towards a Health Silk Road to be held in Beijing, 18–19 August 2017, as part of his first official visit to the People’s Republic of China since taking office on 1 July 2017. Dr Tedros’ […]

Beautycounter recalls Volume & Shape Shampoo

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The recalled product is contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen which can cause infections in individuals with weakened immune systems.

Cholera count reaches 500 000 in Yemen

The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen this year hit the half a million mark on Sunday, and nearly 2000 people have died since the outbreak began to spread rapidly at the end of April. The overall caseload nationwide has declined since early July, particularly in the worst affected areas. But suspected cases […]

Statement of the 14th IHR Emergency Committee regarding the international spread of poliovirus

The fourteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 3 August 2017 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited member states attending via teleconference. The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and circulating […]

Thumpers Salon recalls Oribe and RCO Brand Hair Products in Pressurized Containers

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Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has revealed that these recalled products do not meet labelling requirements for flammable products in pressurized containers under Canadian law. This lack of labelling information, including appropriate warnings, could result in misuse of the product and lead to serious injury.

China Joins ICH in Pursuit of Global Harmonization of Drug Development Standards

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By: Theresa M. Mullin, Ph.D. Increasingly, drug development is a global endeavor. It requires international collaboration to ensure that consistent standards are adopted and adhered to by all drug makers and regulatory authorities, regardless of country of origin or destination. FDA’s Theresa Mullin (center) and the FDA delegation engaging in a discussion on ICH and […]

Home Hardware Stores Limited recalls Home Butane 9000 and 9001 Portable Gas Ranges

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The cooking grate for the portable gas range can be installed incorrectly, resulting in increased pressure in the unit while in use, posing an explosion and fire hazard to consumers.

NVIDIA Corporation recalls European Plug Heads for NVIDIA SHIELDTM Power Adaptors

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European plug heads could break due to a failure of the ultrasonic weld joint, leaving prongs exposed and creating an electric shock hazard.

RH recalls Smythson Shagreen Furniture Collection

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The metal trim on the furniture may detach exposing a sharp edge posing a laceration hazard.

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