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Radioactive Tissue Box Holders Recalled From Bed Bath and Beyond

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Got a runny nose? Think twice before pulling a tissue out of that new tissue box holder just bought from Bed Bath and Beyond. Why? Because some metal tissue holders contaminated with low levels of radioactive material may have been distributed to Bed, Bath & Beyond stores in more than 20 states.

As a Virginia (VA) personal injury attorney, I know that defective products can come in all shapes and sizes. Though radioactive tissue boxes are quite rare the cases of many of our clients who had a DePuy artificial hip placed into their body is not. The failure rate for this metal-on-metal hip implant is so high that many patients are left with soft tissue damage, bone loss, metal particles or debris in their bodes, severe pain, inflammation, difficulty walking, joint stress, anxiety and the possibility of needing painful revision surgery to remove the defective hip and replace it with another.

If you have recently purchased a tissue holder from Bed, Bath & Beyond, the model in question is the Ridge Metal boutique tissue holder.Nuclear experts say that "if someone has one of these, they could receive a small radiation dose from it" -- meaning that spending about 30 minutes a day near the box each day for a year would deliver a radiation dose equivalent to a couple of chest X-rays.

It’s always better to be safe than sorry, and I applaud the integrity of Bed Bath and Beyond for thinking of customers first and  profits second. The company said it was asking for customers to return any tissue holders for a full refund.

CT
 

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