Posts Tagged ‘recalled’

FDA Now Warning About 87 Hand Sanitizers – Some Already Recalled

By B.N. Frank Last week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that 75 hand sanitizers could be potentially toxic and deadly. Today the agency has added more to their list of products to avoid. From USA Today: FDA issues new warning to avoid nearly 90 hand sanitizers that may contain methanol The […]

Abbott Lab’s 465,000 pacemakers recalled as vulnerable to hacking attacks

     The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall of 465,000 pacemakers after the devices were found to be vulnerable to hacking. The pacemakers in question were manufactured by Abbott Laboratories. The devices are all radio-controlled, which means a hacker could potentially access the network that the pacemakers interface with to change […]

Los Angeles Construction Halted As Man Falls 53 Stories To Death

When construction on Los Angeles’ Wilshire Grand Hotel is completed, it will stand as the West Coast’s largest building. But, construction was stopped today when tragedy struck. An LA Times staff photographer, Mel Macon, happened to already be on assignment at the scene when a construction worker fell fifty-three stories to his death: At about […]

Rigged Democracy – Nearly 10% of Democratic Party Superdelegates are Lobbyists

On July 25, these superdelegates will cast votes at the Democratic National Convention for whomever they want, regardless of primary and caucus outcomes. Democrats like to describe superdelegates as mostly elected officials and prominent party members, including President Obama and former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. But this group, which consists of 21 governors, 40 senators and 193 […]

Pentagon attacks on Russia linked to military budget debate in Congress – MoD

“We were not surprised by the loud statements of US security officials who saw Russia as the main threat to US national security,” said Russia’s Ministry of Defense spokesman, Igor Konashenkov. Pentagon wants $582bn in 2017 budget, quadrupling of spending in Europe “It is not a thing to be impressed by,” he said, adding that […]

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