Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Baby Einstein 'Musical Motion Activity Jumper' Sets Recalled
More than 400,000 Baby Einstein "Musical Motion Activity Jumper"
sets have been recalled following dozens of injuries.
The voluntary recall was announced by Kids II after the company
received more than 100 complaints, including 61 cases in which
children suffered injuries ranging from cuts and bruises to face
and skull fractures, according to
The baby jumper has an assortment of colorful toys attached to
its base, and the injuries resulted from faulty springs on the
yellow sun attachment. The toy sun "can rebound with force and
injure the infant, posing an impact hazard," the U.S. Consumer
Production Safety Commission said.
Kids II said consumers with the baby jumper should immediately
stop using it and contact the company for a replacement attachment,
For more information, call 877-325-7056 between 8 a.m. and 5
p.m. Monday through Friday.
Antioxidant Claims, Vitamin E Removed from 7Up Products
Vitamin E will no longer be added to regular, diet cherry, mixed
berry and pomegranate 7Up flavors, and the drinks' labels will no
longer make antioxidant claims under a legal agreement reached
between Dr Pepper Snapple Group and the Center for Science in the
The consumer nutrition and health advocacy group sued the
company in November 2012, saying it was making false claims by
placing pictures of cherries, blackberries, cranberries,
raspberries and pomegranates on its 7Up beverages and claiming the
products contained antioxidants. However, the nutritional benefits
came from additives like vitamin E, not fruit itself,
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not permit vitamins
to be added to carbonated soft drinks and junk food.
"Soda is not a health food, and should not be marketed as a healthy source of antioxidants or other nutrients," CSPI litigation director Steve Gardner said in a news release. "It's to the credit of Dr Pepper Snapple Group that it carefully considered these concerns, and worked collaboratively to resolve the dispute without further litigation. The end result is a big plus for consumers."
Under the settlement, the company will pay $5,000 to the Center
for Science in the Public Interest and $237,500 for its attorney's