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60,000 Lunera LED Lamps Recalled for Burn and Shock Hazard

Author Paige Tears-Gladstone

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall for approximately 60,000 Lunera LED lamps due to overheating induced fire, burn, and electric shock hazards.

Regarding the Lamp Recall

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), these lamps can overheat and are being recalled due to fire, burn, and electric shock hazards.

Lunera has received 11 reports of overheating, but no injuries or property damage have yet been reported. Consumers are urged to discontinue use of these lamps and contact Lunera for a full refund.

Description of the Recalled Lunera LED Lamps

  • Lunera 13 watt Helen GX23 LED industrial lamps
  • Lamps are dimmable and come in white
  • Measure 6 inches long by 1.25 inches wide by 0.75 inches thick
  • Lunera logo can be found printed on lamp front on one end
  • Model numbers (located on the connector back):
    • HN-H-UNV-GX23-13W-2700-G3
    • HN-H-UNV-GX23-13W-3000-G3
    • HN-H-UNV-GX23-13W-3500-G3
    • HN-H-UNV-GX23-13W-4000-G3
  • Date code (located on connector bottom): 1501 through 1552
  • Sold at FSG, Grainger, Nedco, Standard Electric, and other Lunera industrial/commercial retails  and online at 1000bulbs.com and bulbs.com
  • Sold from October 2015 through December 2015 for approximately $25
  • 1,000 devices also sold in Canada in December 2015

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Recall Issued for St. Jude’s Optisure Dual Coil Defibrillation Lead

Author Paige Tears-Gladstone

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Class 1 recall of the St. Jude Optisure dial coil defibrillation leads installed in patients to control irregular heartbeats.

Regarding the Optisure Defibrillation Lead Recall

According to the FDA, the Optisure dual coil defibrillation leads are being recalled by St Jude due to a manufacturing error. This error can result in cardiac arrest for patients with severe heartbeat variations as the lead may be incapable of delivering the current necessary to revive heartbeat 0 this can result in the patient's death.

281 of these units have been recalled in the United States and affected patients are advised to contact their health care providers and ask if their device utilizes DynamicTx Technology, which allows doctors to control the device and thereby ensure the defibrillator continues to deliver therapy despite a damaged lead.  

Description of the Recalled Difibrilation Leads

  • Affected unites were manufactured from March 12, 2014 to March 22, 2015
  • The products distributed from April 9, 2014 to October 20, 2015
  • At risk model numbers include: LDA220, LDA220Q, LDA230Q, LDP220Q

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Dole Food’s Listeria Contaminated Salad Kills One and Hospitalizes 12

Author Yashica Kaushal

Reuters reports that multi-state Listeria outbreak linked to Dole Food’s packaged salad has killed one and injures a dozen.

About the Listeria Outbreak

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), regulators received reports of a Listeria outbreak in Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, starting July 5, 2015.

The investigation started in September but the source of the pathogen-borne illness was not clear until January when tests linked it to the packaged salad produced at the Dole Springfield facility in Ohio.  There is no evidence to suggest that packaged salads produced at other facilities are contaminated.

Dole is now recalling all the salads produced at the facility and has stopped all production in Springfield, Ohio. Consumers can identify recalled packets by a code starting with “A” in the upper right hand corner of the package.

At least one outbreak of the life-threatening bacterial infection has been recorded every year since 2011. 

Information About Food-Borne Illnesses and Listeria

Information Provided by the CDC:

  • During the beginning of 2009 and the end of 2010, public health departments reported 1,527 food-borne disease outbreaks, resulting in 29,444 cases of illness, 1,184 hospitalizations, and 23 deaths. That number has increased in years after.
  • Of the 29,444 outbreak-related illnesses, 1,184 resulted in hospitalization.
  • At least one outbreak of life threatening bacterial infection Listeria has been recorded every year since 2011.
  • Listeria outbreaks resulted in the highest proportion of people hospitalized (82%). 

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