Zooming in on Zip Lines


"They are spreading like fast-food hamburger joints." That’s what Mike Teske told the Los Angeles Times, and he wasn’t talking about nail salons. Teske is the technical director for a zip line company, and he also heads a panel drafting national safety standards for zip lines. Zip lines are the latest commercial adventure craze, offering... Read More

Gabiano Pajamas Recalled in SC


South Carolina parents of young children should check their dressers and closets for any Gabiano pajamas collection – which pose a risk of burn injury to infants and toddlers. About 6,000 Gabiano Collection boys’ and girls’ pajamas, sets and gowns have been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the manufacturer, Ishtex Textile... Read More

Stryker Hip Implant Recall


Stryker Orthopedics recently announced a recall for two of its hip replacement products, sold under the names Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II. Both Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABG II models used so-called ‘modular neck’ technology, and the company says that the products are being recalled because of possible risks linked to the modular-neck stems. Stryker announced... Read More

Recall of Welding, Soldering Gas Cylinders Affects 30 Million Units


A recall announced Thursday in the U.S. and Canada affects more than 30 million propylene gas cylinders used for welding, soldering, brazing and cutting. The gas cylinders, carrying the product names Map Pro, Propylene and MAPP Gas Cylinders, are manufactured by Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin, LLC, of Chilton, Wisc. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)... Read More

“Bath Salts” Banned in South Carolina


South Carolina has become the 28th state to ban synthetic marijuana marketed as bath salts. Some, including many youths, snorted, injected, and smoked the so-called bath salts. The bath salts have gained national attention after deaths, hospitalizations, and a federal Drug Enforcement Administration ban on some of their ingredients. South Carolina's Department of Health and... Read More