Target Corporation – Easter Sunday Toy Egg Recall

Target Corporation has recalled five hundred sixty thousand water absorbing toys. These toys were sold between February two thousand seventeen and March of two thousand seventeen. This recall was issued on April thirteen two thousand seventeen.

This product sold for about one dollar each. Target Corporation was not pressured and conducted this recall voluntarily. No injuries have been reported with this Easter egg toy.

The following specific toys have been recalled:

* Hatch and Grow Easter Eggs
* Easter Grow Toys
* Hatch Your Own Dino

Two Target Corporation item numbers are part of this recall, 234-09-0016 and 234-25-1200. Target is issuing refunds for this recalled toys. If a child were to swallow one of these toys, that could cause health problems and in severe cases even death.

Surgery would then be required to remove this toy from your childs’ body. For whatever reason this toy might not show up on an xray. You can contact Target Corporation at 800-440-0680 between 7 AM to 8 PM central time Monday through Sunday. Also, online at Click on “Recalls” at bottom of that page, then click on “School Stationery Seasonal”. Finally, you can click on “Product Recalls” tab on Target’s Facebook page.

University of Utah – Denies Lung Transplant Over Pot Use

Riley Hancey a nineteen year old from Utah was denied a life saving lung transplantation. His denial was based off the fact he had smoked marijuana. He only allegedly smoked marijuana once in previous twelve months.

In late two thousand sixteen he had received a severe case of pneumonia that nearly killed him. His lungs ended up collapsing. Riley needed a double lung transplantation in order to survive.

He was denied by the University of Utah Hospital after he tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol.

“does not transplant organs in patients with active alcohol, tobacco or illicit drug use or dependencies until these issues are addressed, as these substances are contraindicated for a transplant.”

A University of Utah doctor was willing to allow this teenager to die, over marijuana use. Luckily, Riley found the University of Pennsylvania. A double lung transplant was performed earlier in two thousand seventeen.

He will need to remain in Philadelphia for several months to recover. Ironicially, Riley was prescribed a synthetic form of tetrahydrocannabinol, Marinol, to increase his appetite and help him to gain weight.

Burger King – New ad Whopper Flop

As a raw food vegan, I never eat fast food. There are too many reasons to count in this blog post about why I no longer eat fast food. However, Burger King’s most recent advertisement was a whopper of a flop.

This fast food giant released an advertisement titled “OK, Google”. This advertisement was supposed to trigger potential customers to use Google’s voice actived smart speaker system. If you ask google what is a whopper, it is supposed to tell you the first line of a wikipedia page for Burger King’s whopper.

However, after the release of this nationwide advertisement campaign, this feature stopped working. Burger King confirmed that this google speech recognition no longer works. You have to say Whopper Burger in order for this to work.

Not only did this advertisement malfunction. This advertisement backfired in a different way. Once this advertisement began running nationally, Internet users began editing Burger Kings’ whopper wikipedia page.

“Cancer causing” and ingredients to include “cyanide” was included in the Whopper wikipedia page. However, individuals at Burger King do not plan on pulling this advertisement.

Kennett High School – Closed Due to Legionnaires

Kennett High School a Chester County school in Pennsylvania has been closed temporarily. Bacteria that can cause Legionnaires disease was found in this schools water supply. This bacteria was found in a boiler room.

This school contracted with a company to revove this bacteria. Also, they shut off all showers and spigot where this bacteria was found. No reported cases of Legionnaires has been found. Legionella occurs in nature in low levels.

Legionnaires is a form of pneumonia. Legionnaires is contracted by breathing in water vapor. Symptoms of this bacteria are:

* Cough
* Short breath
* High fever
* Muscles aching
* Headaches

This school will be closed for at least two weeks. Test results for this bacteria can take up to two weeks.

Uruguay – First Country to Sell Cannabis

Uruguay back in two thousand thirteen became first nation state to formerly legalize cannabis. Four years later they plan on begin selling cannabis through pharmacies this July. However, there are major restrictions.

Only temporary and permanent citizens can purchase cannabis. Citizens must be eighteen years old and register with a national registry of marijuana users. These smokers will be limited to forty grams per month and ten grams per week.

Marijuana will be sold in five gram containers. Each gram will cost one dollar and thirty cents. Foreigners will not be allowed to purchase this cannabis.

Uruguayans are allowed to grow their own cannabis.

GlaxoSmithKline – Albuterol Asthma Inhaler Recall

GlaxoSmithKline corporation issued a voluntary recall of up to six hundred thousand asthma inhalers. These inhalers are more specifically Albuterol based inhalers. These are marketed as Ventolin inhalers.

Three lots of this product is being recalled. HFA 200D inhalers were distributed to hospitals, pharmacies, retailers and wholesalers. The three lot numbers are:

* 6ZP0003
* 6ZP9944
* 6ZP9848

These inhalers are being recalled because of possible leakage which could reduce amount of dosages. These inhalers do not pose a medical risk to current users. Consumers are asked to keep these inhalers.

These inhalers are being removed from existing stock. You can call GlaxoSmithKline at 1-888-825-5249. This company issued a following statement:

“Though the overall benefit risk assessment for Ventolin HFA 200D Inhaler when used at prescribed doses remains favourable, in this situation, there is possible risk to patients of experiencing diminished bronchodilation in the setting of acute bronchospasm if reliant on a rescue inhaler that could potentially not deliver the stated number of actuations. GSK is committed to supplying high quality product and patient satisfaction, and we sincerely regret any inconvenience this recall may cause.”

Future prescriptions of this asthma inhaler should not be affected by this recall.

Statesville NC – Hospital Workers Eat Pot Laced Goods

Six employees of Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville, North Carolina, were sickened by all things marijuana muffins and cookies. These were emergency room employees. Ironically, enough they were treated in their own emergency room after consuming these treats.

Another hospital employee brought in these marijuana laced cookies and muffins to leave in an employee kitchen. Allegedly, this employee’s family member had baked these goods. Police gestapo showed up and questioned this employee.

This employee claimed that they did not know these baked goods were laced with TCH oil. Statesville police turned over investigation to the local District Attorney’s office. No charges were filed against anyone involved.

Police claimed it would have been difficult to prove a crime occurred in court. A local media affiliate WSOC channel 9 received a statement from Davis Regional Medical Center quoted verbatim:

“On Sunday, March 19, baked goods created by an outside source were brought into our ER and several employees consumed them. The department director recognized the situation and took action to alert authorities and treat the affected employees. Patient care was not impacted.

The police investigation determined the individual who brought the baked goods was not aware of the marijuana and found the incident to be accidental. We are committed to providing patients with safe care and appreciate the timely action of our director to manage the situation.”

DPT Vaccine – Allegedly Protects Babies From Pertussis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claim that their DPT vaccine helps protect babies from Pertussis also known as whooping cough. A DPT vaccine is supposed to protect from Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis. This United States Government agency recommends children receive five dosages in their life time.

* two months
* four months
* six months
* fifteen to eighteen months
* four to six years

However, there are serious possible side effects from this vaccine even stipulated on the website. Pertussis also known as whooping cough is spread through the air. The DTP vaccine is actually now the DTaP vaccine.

* fever
* redness
* swelling
* fussiness
* tiredness
* poor appetite
* vomiting
* seizure
* continual crying
* high fever
* allergic reaction
* long term seizure
* coma
* lower consciousness
* permanent brain damage

There is a lack of information pertaining to independent peer review studies. However, there are alternative websites that are now reporting horror stories with regards to the DTaP vaccine. The original DTP vaccine was extremely dangerous. Countless children died and or were injured by this vaccine.

Since that vaccine caused countless lawsuits towards the vaccine manufacturers, now you can no longer sue vaccine producers. This Pertussis article from claims that the newer VTaP vaccine really is not that much safer than an older DTP vaccine. Also, I found a Miller’s Review of Critical Vaccine Studies.

This book claims it includes summaries of four hundred scientific papers, with alternative information about vaccines. I have not read this book. Is the current DTaP vaccine for pertussis really safe for your child and is it necessary to vaccinate your children at all?

Caffeine – in Black Insomnia Coffee

As a raw food Vegan, I no longer consume coffee. According to my studies, coffee consumption can lead to almost a drug like addiction. I only consume green tea which has much lower levels of caffeine.

Black Insomnia Coffee Company claims that there coffee is the world’s strongest coffee. This South African company was founded by Sean Kristafor. This coffee is made from natural coffee beans without any chemicals, preservatives, sugars or other additives.

You can now purchase this coffee on This company boasts 17524 milligrams of caffeine
per kilogram of coffee. This is ten times stronger than red bull.

This company recommends drinking just one six ounce cup of their world’s strongest coffee per day. Their can be certain health risks when ingesting high amounts of caffeine per day. According to a test by SGS Laboratories Black Insomnia Coffee is thirty three percent stronger than Deathwish Coffee and twenty seven percent stronger than Wodfee Coffee.

If you are not used to consuming coffee than you could receive these symptoms:

* jitters
* nervous
* restless
* trouble sleeping
* cardiac arrhythmia
* irregular heartbeat
* palpitations

Yale University – Students Cure Hangovers?

A couple of Yale University Science students claim they have created a natural hangover cure. You are supposed to drink this concoction before a night of alcohol consumption. This product is considered a dietary supplement.

They named their concoction sunup. This drink is supposed to help circumvent loss in four key areas of your body that may cause a hangover:

* acetaldehyde buildup
* glutamine rebound
* immunologic disturbances
* vitamin & electrolyte loss

By drinking this liquid before consuming alcohol, your liver may not suffer as much damage. Maggie Morse and Liam McClintock worked on this mixture. They performed a test of their drink on friends and fellow students.

If you pledge $5 to their Indigo project you will receive one packet of Sunup. They claim they are going to start shipping packets April of two thousand seventeen. This powder is supposed to help you receive proper rest after drinking, which is a common problem after alcohol consumption.

“Although scientists are still trying to fully understand hangovers, there are four main contributors that have been identified by scientific research: acetaldehyde buildup, glutamine rebound, immunologic disturbances, and vitamin and electrolyte loss”