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December 2013 Archives

Tennessee man re-arrested after victim dies, DUI suspected

A suspected drunk driver who was taken into custody at the scene of a car crash in Memphis on the morning of Dec. 15 and released after posting $50,000 bond was back in jail by nightfall on Dec. 16. He now faces vehicular homicide charges after a 13-year-old boy who was a passenger in the car that he hit died. The 27-year-old Hickory Hill man also faces two counts of vehicular assault for serious injuries suffered by the young accident victim's cousins who were in the front seat of the car.

Organic chocolates recalled in Tennessee and other states

Tennessee residents may have heard that Health Matters America Inc., which is located in Cheektowaga, N.Y., has issued a recall of the certain Organic Traditions brand chocolates and is urging consumers to return the product to retail stores for a full refund. The products are being recalled due to the presence of milk, which was not declared on the products packaging, and the action follows tests conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Dietary supplement may be dangerous

People who have taken the over the counter, weight loss capsule for athletes HYDRAVAX should be aware that the forty-five capsule bottles have been recalled because of the possibility that an ingredient, which is not listed on the label, was included. The ingredient in questions is a diuretic. It is illegal to sell diuretics over the counter because they are a prescription drugs. The FDA found the unlisted ingredient and notified the manufacturer, IQ Formulations. It is not known which states received these bottles of HYDRAVAX. East Tennessee, or even Hawkins, Tennessee, stores could contain the bottles. The item is also available online, and by mail order.

Tennessee not among recall states for Hyundai vehicles

Tennessee is not among the states listed in a recent recall by the Hyundai car company. The company issued the orders after they were made aware of a control arm that could turn their vehicles into defective products. The company released a statement saying that the control arm has a tendency to rust under certain conditions. The rust can cause cracks in the arm and disrupt the ability for the driver to control the steering wheel.

600,000 baby monitors recalled for strangulation risk

Tennessee parents who rely on baby monitors should be aware that approximately 600,000 baby monitors have been recalled on Nov. 21. after two infants died due to strangulation caused by the cord. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Angelcare Movement and Sound Baby Monitors were recalled in order to be outfitted with cord covers. The recall included all versions of the monitor models that did not come with cord covers.

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