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Apparatus

7/22/14
Sutphen Voluntarily Removing 5-Section Aerial Devices from Service

Firefighting Equipment

8/13/13
Recall: S & H Products Hoseline Tee with Valve (PDF, 129 Kb)

Hazardous Materials

1/2/14
Safety alert advises first responders about Bakken crude oil transportation risks (PDF, 50 Kb)
8/2013
Chemical Advisory: Safe Storage, Handling, and Management of Ammonium Nitrate (PDF, 256 Kb)
7/1/2013
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Warns Against Use of Refrigerant Substitutes That Pose Fire and Explosion Risk

Medical Devices/Emergency Medical Services

5/16/14
Recall: Ventlab Resuscitator Bags
12/3/13
Safety communication: HeartStart Automated External Defibrillators (AED) from Philips Healthcare may fail to deliver appropriate shock
10/17/13
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation Announces Voluntary Recall of Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution, 0.083%
7/9/13
Recall - Potential For Cracked Vials: RECOMBIVAX HB (Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant)) Adult Formulation by Merck Sharp and Dohme Corporation
6/13/13
Sagent Pharmaceuticals Expands a Nationwide Voluntary Recall to All Lots of Vecuronium Bromide for Injection, 10mg Single Use Vials Manufactured by Mustafa Nevzat (MN Pharmaceuticals)
6/7/13
Sagent Pharmaceuticals Initiates a Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Three Lots of Vecuronium Bromide for Injection, 10mg
5/25/13
Recall: Single Lot of Magnesium Sulfate
4/26/13
Hospira Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 100 ML, Flexible Containers Due to Particulate
4/15/13
Abbott Initiates Voluntary Recall of FreeStyle lnsulinx® Blood Glucose Meters
3/29/13
Hospira Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection Due to Brass Particulates
1/28/13
Lactated Ringers and 5 Percent Dextrose Injection, USP, 1000 ML, Flexible Containers Recalled Due to Non-Sterility

Protective Equipment - Respirators/SCBA

2/18/14
Evaluation and Acceptance of Emergency Breathing Support Systems ("Buddy Breathers") Incorporated into SCBA Approvals
11/27/13
Respirators User Notice: Chemical Warfare Agent (CWA) Testing for NIOSH CBRN Respirator Approvals

Protective Clothing/Equipment

11/12/13
Gore issues firefighter product safety alert for seam-tape separation observed in turnout gear
7/11/13
Hollis Recalls Digital Dive Computers Due to Drowning Hazard
6/5/13
DiveAlert Emergency Signaling Devices Recalled by Ideations Due to Drowning Hazard
4/18/13
Trident High-Pressure Scuba Diving Air Hoses Recalled
3/21/13
Aqua Lung Recalls Buoyancy Compensators Due to Drowning Hazard
1/24/13
High-Pressure Scuba Diving Air Hoses Recalled by A-Plus Marine Due to Drowning Hazard
1/14/13
Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Remaining Service-Life Indicator Performance Requirements

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