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Birth Control and dumbbells recalled

WASHINGTON D.C. (HawaiiNewsNow) -

If you're on Introvale birth control pills, listen up. The company is recalling them because packaging flaws could leave women at risk for unintended pregnancy.

The company says the placebo tablets are potentially in the wrong order.The recalled birth control pills were distributed between January 2011 and May 2012.

Each three-month blister card contains 84 peach-colored active tablets and seven white placebo tablets in 13 rows, each representing one week. The lot numbers included in this recall are as follows: LF00478C, LF00479C, LF00551C, LF00552C, LF00687C, LF00688C, LF00763C, LF00764C, LF00765C and LF01261C.

If a consumer finds a white placebo tablet in any position other than the 13th and final row they should immediately begin using a non-hormonal form of contraception. They should also contact their health care professional as well as Sandoz to report the finding at 800-525-2492, or by email at qa.druginfo@sandoz.com.

The second recall comes from Nautilus which is recalling 17,000 Bowflex dumbbells.

The weight selector dial on the units can fail, causing the weight plates to fall and injury users.

Nautilus Inc. has received 16 reports of the weight selector dial failing, including three reports of injuries to the user's foot or leg.

The word 'BOWFLEX' is written in grey along the top of each handle. A selector dial on each end of the cradle lists weights in red, starting at 10 and increasing in increments of five. The red Bowflex logo is at the center of the dial. This recall involves units with a date-of-manufacture code in the serial number in the range of 1111 through 1136.

The date code is the four-digit code following the letters "MAG" in the serial number. The serial number is on a white label on the bottom of the cradle. Lift the dumbbell from the cradle with all weights attached before turning over the base. Dumbbells with a black dot on the inside portion of the weight selector dial are not affected by this recall.

Consumers should stop using the recalled dumbbells immediately and contact Nautilus for a free repair kit.  For additional information, contact Nautilus Inc. toll-free at (800) 416-7271 between 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.bowflex.com

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