GM recalling 1.5 million cars over fire fears

The possibility of engine fires has prompted General Motors to recall nearly 1.5 million passenger sedans manufactured between 1997 and 2003, the National Highway Traffic Safety Admission (NHTSA) announced Monday, April 13. The vehicles involved are: 1997-2003 Buick Regals 1998-2003 Chevrolet Luminas, Monte Carlos and Impalas 1998-1999 Oldsmobile Intrigues 1997-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Equipped with…

Risk of Operating Room Fire Grows with Use of Electrosurgical Tools and Alcohol based Preps

Late last year Chloraprep manufacturer, Carefusion, changed the labeling on the surgical skin prep product to explicitly state “do not use with electrocautery procedures.” Chloraprep is 70% isopropyl alcohol and is administered as an antibacterial on the skin prior to any incisions during surgery.  A strong push by manufacturers has resulted in ChloraPrep being the…