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Chrissie Cole

B-Series Trucks Recalled By Mazda

Certain B series trucks from the 1995-1997 and 2001-2003 model years are being recalled by Mazda.
According to the recall, trucks equipped with a Texas Instruments speed control deactivation…

Alison McKellar

Nissan recalls over 200,000 vehicles

Nissan Motor Company announced a voluntary recall of over 200,000 vehicles due to a suspected safety defect in some passenger side airbags. The voluntary recall covers 2007 and 2008 Nissan Altima,…

Alison McKellar

Energy drinks and caffeine dependence: a growing problem

Energy drinks have grown enormously in popularity during thelast several years and the number of brands, labels, and manufacturers hascreated fierce competition among marketers, each looking to…

Alison McKellar

Target stores affected by recall of contaminated meat and poultry

Gourmet Boutique, a New York based food company, has
announced a voluntary recall of 286,000 pounds of meat and poultry due to
possible Listeria contamination, a bacteria that can cause…

Don Briggs

Youth suicide prompts the FDA to investigate asthma drug Singulair and possible link to severe mood changes

Cody Miller was fifteen years old when he unexpectedly ended his own life on August 4th of 2007, just two weeks after starting on the popular allergy drug, Singulair, for his allergies. MSNBC reported today that Merck, the company that sells Singulair, has changed the drug’s labeling four times in the past year to include information on a range of side effects such as tremors, anxiousness,…

Don Briggs

Security Breach at Hannaford Supermarkets Results in Massive Credit and Debit Card Fraud

On February 27th, Hannaford Supermarkets became aware of a major security breach which lead to credit and debit card fraud for more than 1,800 shoppers and but another 4 million at risk. An article in the Bangor Daily News Reports that the security breach affected all of the 165 stores in the Northeast and 102 Speedbay stores in Florida. Investigators later determined that, although Hannaford…

Alison Mynick, RN, Esq.

Energy Drinks Bad for Maine's Teenagers?

Need a caffeine boost to get through the afternoon? If you’re under the age of eighteen and live in Maine, you may soon have a tough time buying that can of Red Bull or Monster Energy. State Representative Troy Jackson has filed legislation that would make it illegal for Maine vendors to sell energy drinks containing 80 or more milligrams of caffeine per 8 fluid ounces to minors. If…

Alison Mynick, RN, Esq.

How Safe Is Maine's Meat Supply?

Some things we know for sure.We know for sure that on February 17, 2008, the USDA ordered the recall of 143 million pounds of beef that had been processed at California’s Westland/ Hallmark Meat Co., dating back to February 1, 2006.We can be sure, thanks to videotape evidence given to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service by the Humane Society of the United States, that some cattle at…

Jenny Albano

Bombardier Recreational Products Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Crash Hazard

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., in conjunction with the CPSCA defect in the carburetor can prevent the throttle from freely returning to the idle position. This can result in an unexpected loss of control leading to a collision and cause serious injuries or death.The recalled Ski-Doo snowmobiles have their model name located on the side panels and they come in yellow or black/slate. So…

Jenny Albano

Shain's of Maine Ice Cream is Recalling Kahlua Brownie and Double Fudge Brownie Ice Cream

Shain’s of Maine Ice Cream, in conjunction with the FDA, is recalling all quarts and 3 gallon tubs of Kahlua Brownie Ice Cream and 3 gallon tubs of Double Fudge Brownie Ice Cream because these products may contain egg which is not listed on the label. People who are allergic or have a sensitivity to egg could have severe allergic reactions or could face death if they consume this product.The…