June 20, 2024

Consumers Warned About Jangostor Water Beads For Toxicity

Consumers are being warned about Jangostor Water Beads because they pose a chemical toxicity hazard and are in violation of the Federal Ban of Hazardous Substances, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. These large beans contain levels of acrylamide that are in violation of the Federal Hazardous Substance Act. If a child eats one of these beans, it can pose a risk of toxicity. The firm, Jangostor, in China, has not agreed to an acceptable recall. CPSC is aware of two incidents in which two-year-old children ingested the beads and needed surgery to remove them. Ingested water beads can grow inside the body and can cause severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration, intestinal blockages, and life-threatening injuries. This product was sold online at Amazon from March … [Read more...]

Toxic Yellow Oleander in Weight Loss Products Prompts FDA Warning

Toxic yellow oleander in some weight loss products has prompted an FDA warning. The FDA and the Maryland Department of Health have found that some products labeled Nuez de la India, potentially marketed as "botanical food," India Nuts for Weight Loss," "slimming seeds," India seeds for weight loss," or "diet seeds," appear to be yellow oleander, which is highly toxic. Yellow oleander is poisonous and native to Mexico and Central America. Eating this plant or its seeds can cause severe and even fatal health effects. The plant can affect the gastrointestinal tract, your heart, and cause neurological problems. Symptoms of yellow oleander poisoning include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, abdominal pan, cardiac changes, dysrhythmia (abnormality in heart rhythm), and more. One … [Read more...]

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