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Product recalls include hypodermic syringes and UV fabric protector

November 10, 2008
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The Associated Press reports that two toy products with too much lead, hypodermic syringes used by diabetics for insulin injections and a spray-on fabric protector have recently been recalled. About 471,000 ReliOn sterile, single-use, hypodermic syringes with permanently affixed needles sold at Wal-Mart stores and Sam''s Clubs from August 1 through October 8 were recalled because the syringes might be mislabeled. Patients could receive 2.5 times the intended dose, which might lead to hypoglycemia, serious health effects and even death. One incident has been reported, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Also recalled are Best Friends Ying-Yang Necklace Sets, manufactured in China and imported by Claire''s Boutiques Inc. About 67,000 were sold at Claire''s stores around the country between April 2007 and 2008. They were recalled because they contain high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. No injuries have been reported. Approximately 2,100 "Mini-Televisor" Toys, imported from Hong Kong by OKK Trading of Los Angeles, Calif., sold from July 2008 through September 2008 for about $1 on the company''s Web site were recalled. The plastic TV toy has a microphone and is powered by 2 AA batteries. The surface coating could contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standards. Krylon "Outdoor Spaces" UV Fabric Protector made by Sherwin-Williams Co., of Cleveland, Ohio, sold at Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware and other retail stores nationwide from January 2006 through September 2008 for about $7, about 75,000 were sold. Recalled because overexposure to fumes, vapor or spray mist from the product can pose a serious respiratory hazard to consumers. Sherwin-Williams has received one report of an incident involving a consumer who experienced coughing and difficulty breathing requiring overnight hospitalization.

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