Radioactive Tissue Boxes Removed From NYC Area Bed, Bath And Beyond Stores

ALBANY, NY (AP / CBSNewYork) – New York Health Commissioner Nirav Shah says 12 decorative metal tissue boxes contaminated with radioactive material have been removed from four Bed, Bath and Beyond stores in the state.

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The retail chain says no other stores in New York had the item, called Double Ridge Boutique.

Shah says the products were not distributed to the public.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission notified the retailer on Jan. 10 that the shipment of metal boxes was found to contain Cobalt-60. The low-level radioactive material has numerous industrial and medical uses, including cancer radiation therapy.

The New York store locations are in Westbury, Port Chester, Elmsford, and Huntington Station.

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  • Dan Te

    Bed Bath and Beyond did this deliberately to save a few bucks. In fact, their CEO Steven Temares specifically signed off on the purchase form. If this wasn’t true, that chinless wonder would be suing me now.

    • Dan Te

      Go ahead Steven. I dare you sub poe na the records on this site and sue me.

  • Dan Te

    Does anyone know the half-life of Cobalt-60?

    • mj

      5,23 years

    • nathan

      About as long as it takes for my uncle to plow my rear.

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