More Major Recalls of Dangerous Products: GM Warns Not to Drive its new 2011 SUVs, Trucks and 47 Million Popular J&J Drugs Recalled as Unsafe


More Major Recalls of Dangerous Products: GM Warns Not to Drive its new 2011 SUVs, Trucks and 47 Million Popular J&J Drugs Recalled as Unsafe

If you are the proud owner of a pretty new General Motors pickup truck or sports utility vehicle, then DON’T DRIVE it:  General Motors has issued a big recall  of the following products – 2011 models that have been sold for months now – because they are too dangerous to be driven.  It’s something when the manufacturer actually states, “don’t drive our trucks,” right?

It’s enough to give you a headache, or acid indigestion.  But wait!  Be careful what medicine you take to stop the pain because there is also a massive recall of some very popular over the counter medicines today, including Tylenol, Rolaids, Motrin, Pepcid, and Mylanta.  Yes, incredulous as it may be, Johnson & Johnson has issued another enormous recall of products already out in the marketplace.  Another one. 

General Motors Recall: DO NOT DRIVE THESE TRUCKS AND SUVS

Here is a list of vehicles that need to go back to the GM dealer so their rear axles can be repaired (left alone, there is a big risk that the axle will lock up on the driver who will then be unable to control the vehicle)(read the GM recall here):

Cadillac Escalade

Cadillac Escalade ESV

Cadillac EXT

Chevrolet Avalanche

Chevrolet Colorado

Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Suburban

Chevrolet Tahoe

GMC Canyon

GMC Sierra

GMC Yukon 

GMC Yukon XL

And this recall isn’t good news for the car manufacturer — after all, it’s been tallied that over 100,000 cars were recalled by GM last year.  That’s a lot of defective product leaving the control of the manufacturer, released out into the unsuspecting marketplace, right?  But it’s nothing compared to what is happening over at Johnson & Johnson. 

Another Huge Johnson & Johnson Over-the-Counter Drug Recall

Last Friday, Johnson & Johnson – actually McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. – recalled over 47,000,000 products sold in the United States, Brazil, and the Caribbean (read the recall here) including:

TYLENOL® 8 Hour

TYLENOL® Arthritis Pain

 TYLENOL® upper respiratory products

BENADRYL®

SUDAFED PE®

SINUTAB®

ROLAIDS Multi-Symptom Berry Tablets®

Apparently, the recall details mean that other products are also impacted, as the New York Times reports that CVS and other stores are pulling some Neutrogena products as well as Mylanta, Pepcid, and Motrin from the shelves too.  For complete details, check out the website that McNeil has set up — complete with images of the products you should NOT USE. 

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