Royce Eddington

Nothing to see here. Move along people.

Date: December 18, 2009

WalMart laptop stickers

You would think if you managed the computer department and/or the electronics display division of WalMart, you would spend a little more to invest in the cling-stick kind of labels to put on your showroom laptops. That way in case you ever decided to sell the floor models, the stickers wouldn’t actually STICK to the very expensive screens!

WalMart Laptop Sticker 1

WalMart Laptop Sticker 1

WalMart Laptop Sticker 2

WalMart Laptop Sticker 2

WalMart Laptop Sticker 3

WalMart Laptop Sticker 3

WalMart Laptop Sticker 4

WalMart Laptop Sticker 4

WalMart Laptop Sticker 5

WalMart Laptop Sticker 5

WalMart Laptop Sticker 6

WalMart Laptop Sticker 6

WalMart Laptop Sticker 7

WalMart Laptop Sticker 7

Great job WalMart!

Still, I bet writing off around $5k of laptops per store isn’t that big a deal to them. Even if they put it on “clearance” for 25% off, somebody will take them.

NOTE: I didn’t do any of the peeling. This is exactly how the electronics department looked when I walked through there.

Recall : Certain Cleviprex (clevidipine butyrate) injectable emulsion

Little shards of steel hurt like hell when they get embedded under your skin. They’re usually harder for me to pull out than simple wood splinters, and they always leave a nice red welt even after they’re gone. I can’t imagine how much damage little shards of steel would do if they would got into my bloodstream.

The Medicines Company said they are going to pull eleven lots of Cleviprex (clevidipine butyrate) injectable emulsion off the market immediately. It turns out that “visible particulate matter… has been observed in some vials during a routine annual inspection.”

Even though “the particulate matter comprises sub-visible inert stainless steel particles of around 2.5 microns. When present in low numbers as observed, particles of this size are not known to constitute a health hazard”, they’re still doing the right thing and pulling them all off the market.

The recall is specifically for “lots 68-407-DJ, 68-408-DJ, 71-101-DJ and 71-106-DJ”

Drop ’em in the Biohazard bin ifya got ’em.

Here’s the link to the official FDA recall.

Recall : Specific Hazelnuts made by Willamette Shelling

114,350 lbs of Shelled Hazelnuts are being recalled by Willamette Shelling. That’s 51.87 metric tons! The company recently found out that a few of their Hazelnuts may be contaminated with Salmonella, so they’re doing the right thing and yanking everything that was processed at the infected facility off the market.

Salmonella is such a fun organism. In addition to causing fatal infections in kids, even in perfectly healthy people it offers a multiple choice option of fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. If it really likes you, it gets into your bloodstream and busts out an infected aneurysm for you, endocarditis and maybe even a touch of arthritis.

Fun!

The products in the recall “were packed in 25 lbs. and 50 lbs. corrugated boxes with lot code numbers 296091A, 299091A, 300091A, VH3696BO, and 310091A. Those corrugated boxes bore the following brand names: Kunze Farms, Evonuk Oregon Hazelnuts, Canadian Hazelnuts, and Firestone Farms”

If you have ’em, chunk ’em.

Here’s the link to the official FDA recall.

No posts on 12/17/09

Nothing was posted yesterday because I was helping my poor wife recover from some previously scheduled outpatient surgery.

She’s doing muuuuch better today, though. It’s wonderful (and scary) how far medical science has come since I was a kid.

Back to it!

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