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Recent Recalls

Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles

The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.

 

Foot warmers sold with Sleep Number 360™ smart beds

The foot warmer under the mattress cover can short circuit and overheat, posing a burn hazard.

 

Arctic Cat ROVs with winches

The 2017 Wildcat Trail SE with winch solenoids installed as original equipment and winch accessory kits sold separately. The winch solenoid located under the operator seat can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

 

Precision Shooting Crossbows

The crossbows can fire or discharge unexpectedly, posing an injury hazard to the user and to bystanders. Model numbers being recalled are: Fang 350XT, Thrive, and Fang LT

 

Bush Hog HDE riding lawn mowers

The mower blade can separate from the spindle, posing a laceration hazard to the operator or bystanders.

 

Wholesale Fireworks

The recalled fireworks are overloaded with pyrotechnics intended to produce an audible effect, violating the federal regulatory standards for this product. Overloaded fireworks can result in a greater than expected explosion, posing burn and explosion hazards to consumers. Products being recalled are: Toxic Artillery Rockets, Boom Box Aerial Shells, and Detonator Firecrackers

 

Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards

The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding. Following is a list of products that have been recalled:

self-balancing scooters/hoverboards by Drone Nerds Inc., iHoverspeed by Simplified Wireless, iLive by Digital Products Model numbers GSB56BC, GSB56RC, GSB65BUC, GSB56WC and GSB56GDC, self-balancing scooters/hoverboards by Tech Drift

 

“Green Cuisine” Salad from Trader Joe’s
Trader Joe’s is recalling approximately 36,854 pounds of ready-to eat chicken and turkey salads due to possible foreign matter contamination. Hard silica and glass fragments have been detected in the salads produced from Nov. 4-15 2017.
If you have any of these products at your home you are encouraged to throw them away or return them to Trader Joe’s for a full refund.

Recent Recalls

Staff Reports

  1. frozen-strawberries-webThe International Company for Agricultural Production & Processing (ICAPP) is voluntarily recalling certain lots of its frozen strawberries out of an abundance of caution in response to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation of an outbreak of Hepatitis A.back-to-nature-foods-web
  2. Back to Nature Foods, LLC is voluntarily recalling four (4) products because those products contain chocolate purchased from a third party supplier which was found to contain undeclared Milk that is not listed as an ingredient on the label.
  3. BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 BMW X5 3.0si, X5 4.8i, X5 M, X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i and X5 xDrive50i, 2008-2011 X6 x Drive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6 M, 2bmw-web010-2011 X6 ActiveHybrid, 535i xDrive Gran Turismo, 535i Gran Turismo, 550i xDrive Gran Turismo and 550i Gran Turismo, 2011-2012 528i, 535i, 535i xDrive, 550i and 550i xDrive and 2012 535i ActiveHybrid, 640i Convertible, 650i Convertible, 650i xDrive Convertible, 650i Coupe and 650i Coupe xDrive vehicles. The affected vehicles have in-tank fuel pumps that may have insufficiently crimped wire contacts.
  4. Mountain bike rear shock absorbers- The bicycle’s rear shockmountain-bike-web absorber outer sleeve can rupture, allowing the sleeve to come in contact with other bicycle parts or the rider, posing a fall and injury hazard.
  5. toy-vehicles-webChildren’s riding toy vehicles- A relay on the circuit board can fail causing the vehicle’s motor to overheat and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards.woodstove-web
  6. Quadra Fire® Explorer III wood stoves- When the top load lid of the stove is being used, the handle can become disengaged from the locked position, allowing the lid to unexpectedly slam shut on the consumer’s fingers.

Recent Recalls

Staff Reports

 

  1. Kraft Heinz Company, a Fullerton, California establishment, is recalling approximately 959 pounds of ready-to-eat “Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers” packaged lunch products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
  2. Kiwi Care Package Company, a South Tahoe, California establishment is recalling approximately 90 pounds of Wattie canned spaghetti with sausage that was not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection and was received from a New Zealand establishment that was not eligible to export product to the U.S.
  3. Nestlé USA, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of its Nestlé Drumstick Club 16 count Variety Pack and 24 count Vanilla Pack due to a possible health risk. The two pack sizes contain 4.6 fl.oz. cones and were manufactured in Bakersfield, California and distributed nationally. No other production codes, sizes or varieties of Nestlé Drumstick products are affected by this recall.
  4. Vascular Solutions, Inc., initiated a nationwide recall of Twin-Pass Dual Access catheters used in catheterization procedures. All unexpired lots of the product have been recalled because there is a potential for excess manufacturing material to remain at the tip of the catheter or within the distal portion of the rapid exchange lumen. It is possible that the excess material may separate from the catheter during use and pose a potential risk of embolism, which could result in serious injury or death. No injuries have been reported in association with this issue to date.
  5. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Goodyear) is recalling certain G399A LHS tires, size 295/75R22.5 LRG, manufactured January 24, 2016, to May 28, 2016. Due to an anomaly during the curing press set-up operation, incomplete adhesion between the tread and the top belt may have occurred.
  6. General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Chevrolet Express manufactured September 25, 2015, to August 22, 2016, and 2016 GMC Savana cargo and cutaway vans manufactured January 28, 2016, to May 18, 2016. The affected vehicles were manufactured without an inside rearview mirror and with a right-hand convex exterior review mirror. These vehicles are required to have either an inside rearview mirror or both left and right-hand flat exterior rearview mirrors. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 111, “Rearview Mirrors.”

Recent Recalls

  1. Dazzling Toys Recalls Chicken Toys– The toys contain small eggs and the chicken can break into small plastic pieces, both posing a choking hazard to children.
  2. Impax Laboratories, Inc.– announced today that the Company had issued a voluntary nationwide retail level recall on August 19, 2016 for one lot of Lamotrigine Orally Disintegrating Tablet (ODT) 200 mg
  3. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local officials are investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A illnesses linked to raw scallops.
  4. Kiddy USA (Kiddy) is recalling certain World Plus combination forward facing child restraints that convert to a high back booster seat, model 51 100 WP, manufactured from July 2, 2012, through October 5, 2013. The buckle/tongue on the affected booster seats may only partially engage. As a result, the consumer may have a false impression that the buckle is fully latched when it is not. As such, these seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, “Child Restraint Systems.”
  5. Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC– is recalling certain FS561 replacement tires, size 255/70R22.5, manufactured January 25, 2015, to January 27, 2016 (DOT weeks 0515-0416) for use on trailers. The affected tires may experience possible tread separation or detachment due to scrubbing during use.
  6. Whirlpool recalls microwaves due to fire hazard- Internal arcing during use can ignite an internal plastic component, posing a fire hazard.

Recent Recalls

  1. Alex Toys– Infant Building Play Sets Due to Choking Hazard. Small parts from Alex building play sets can detach and cause a choking hazard to children.
  1. McDonalds- Step-iT-Activity-Wristbands- The recalled wristbands can cause skin irritation or burns to children.
  1. Baptista’s Bakery, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of 7.2 oz. Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® and 7.2 oz Snack Factory® Sriracha Lime Pretzel Crisps® packages because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the affected product.
  2. Evenflo Company, Inc.- is recalling certain Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats, model numbers 34411686, 34411695, and 34411029, produced from December 18, 2014, through January 29, 2016. The central front adjuster (CFA) button that is used to loosen the seat’s internal harness may be within the child’s reach, allowing the child to activate the CFA and loosen the internal harness.
  1. Graco Children’s Products Inc.- is recalling certain ComfortSport child restraints, model numbers 1813040 and 1794333; Ready Ride child restraints, model numbers 1924520 and 1924519; and Classic Ride child restraints, model number 1812930. These seats were manufactured between March 1, 2014, and February 28, 2015. The affected convertible child restraints are missing a statement on the affixed label that informs of location of the instruction manual. Without the notice on the fixed label, these seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213 “Child Restraint Systems.”

 

 

 

Recent Recalls

  1. Sauder Woodworking Chest of Drawers due to serious tip-over hazard; Sold Exclusively at Walmart.com. The recalled chests are unstable unless they are properly anchored to the wall.
  2. Dennis East International Whiskey Glass and Stone Sets due to Laceration Hazard-whiskey glass can spontaneously break during use.
  3. Kohler Power Systems Portable Generators due to Shock Hazard. The generators have a wiring error, which can result in an electrical shock risk if an electrical device is plugged into the generator.
  4. PharmaTech LLC issues Voluntary Nationwide recall due to Potential Risk of Product Contamination. PharmaTech, LLC of Davie, FL, is voluntarily recalling all liquid products from October 20, 2015 through July 15, 2016 as a precautionary measure due to a potential risk of product contamination with Burkholderia cepacia. If a product contains B. cepacia, its use could result in infections in patients with compromised immune systems and in patients with chronic lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis. Some of these infections may be serious or even life-threatening in the at risk patient population.
  5. Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) certain model year 2015-2016 CBR300RA, CBR300R and CB300F motorcycles. The affected motorcycles may have an improperly machined crankshaft which may result in the failure of the connecting rod bearing retainer.
  6. General Motors LLC (GM) certain model year 2016 Malibu Hybrid vehicles manufactured October 27, 2015, to June 3, 2016. The affected vehicles have a shut-off switch for the high voltage battery for use when servicing the vehicle. This manual service disconnect switch (MSD) may not be properly installed and thus may not lock into position, unexpectedly disconnecting the high-voltage power while driving, effectively stalling the vehicle.

Recent Recalls

Staff Reports

  1. John Deere recalls Lawn and Garden Tractors due to Laceration Hazard. The reverse implement option (RIO) system can fail, posing a laceration hazard to bystanders. RIO is a safety system that shuts off power to the mower blades when the machine is placed into reverse.
  2. Update: Gel Spice, Inc. Issues expanded the recall of Ground Tumeric Powder due to Elevated Lead – expanding its recall of ground turmeric powder to include additional brands because of elevated lead levels. Lead can accumulate in the body over time. Too much can cause health problems, including delayed mental and physical development and learning deficiencies. Pregnant women, infants and young children especially should avoid exposure to lead.
  3. National Time Fire Alarm Pull Stations recalled by Signal Communications due to failure to alert consumers; sold exclusively by National Time & Signal. The pull handle on the fire alarm pull station can break when manually pulled and fail to activate the alarm system.
  4. PharmaTech LLC issues voluntary nationwide recall due to potential risk of product contamination- voluntarily recalling all liquid products from October 20, 2015 through July 15, 2016 as a precautionary measure due to a potential risk of product contamination with Burkholderia cepacia. If a product contains B. cepacia, its use could result in infections in patients with compromised immune systems and in patients with chronic lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis. Some of these infections may be serious or even life-threatening in the at risk patient population.
  5. Cinmar Recalls World Magnetic Travel Maps due to risk of magnet ingestion by children; sold exclusively at Frontgate. When two or more magnets are swallowed, they can link together inside the intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.
  6. Brown Jordan Services recalls Swivel Patio Chairs due to fall hazard; sold Exclusively at Home Depot. The base of the chair can break during normal use, posing a fall hazard.

Recent Recalls

Staff Reports

  1. Let’s Do Lunch, Inc., dba Integrated Food Service (IFS)of Gardena, CA, is expanding the scope of their June 19, 2016, voluntarily recall of certain ready-to-eat sandwiches because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date.
  2. Laceration injuries to children prompt Starbucks to recall Stainless Steel Beverage Straws to Provide New Warnings- The stainless steel straws are rigid and can poke children in the mouth.
  3. Sage Products issues voluntary nationwide recall of Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths due to Microbial Contamination. Sage Products announced it is voluntarily initiating a nationwide recall of one lot of Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths to the distributor and health care facility/user level. The recall is being initiated due to product contamination with the bacteria, Burkholderia cepacia.
  4. Combi USA, Inc. (Combi) is recalling certain Coccoro Convertible Child Restraints, model number 8220, manufactured from January 1, 2009, to June 29, 2016. When the Coccoro car seat is installed in a forward facing position and only secured with the vehicle’s lap belt, excessive force may be transmitted to the car seat occupant in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury. As such, these child seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, Child Restraint Systems.
  5. Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, Inc. recalls Shrimp Scampi and Meat Lasagna products due to misbranding and undeclared Allergens. Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, Inc., an Austin, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 5,677 pounds of frozen shrimp scampi and meat lasagna products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.

Good Food Concepts, LLC D.B.A. Ranch Foods Direct recalls Non-Intact Beef products due to possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination- Good Food Concepts, LLC, doing business as Ranch Foods Direct, a Colorado Springs, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,606 pounds of non-intact beef products that may be contam

Recent Recalls

Staff Reports

Here is the recent list of recalls this week:

  1. Frigidaire and Kenmore Wall Ovens recalled by Electrolux due to Fire Hazard- The thermal switch on the ovens can malfunction due to improper manufacturing, posing a fire hazard to consumers
  2. Lorex recalls Video Baby Monitors due to Burn Hazard- The video monitor’s batteries can overheat, swell and expand and cause the battery cover to open or come off. This can expose hot batteries.
  3. Nu Skin recalls Mist Diffusers due to risk of Mold Exposure- Mold can develop on the product, posing a health risk to individuals with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold.
  4. General Mills Expands Retail Flour Recall– Due to four new confirmed illnesses, General Mills is adding additional flour production dates to the previously announced U.S. retail flour recall that was originally announced on May 31, 2016. The illnesses reported to health officials continue to be connected with consumers reporting that they ate or handled uncooked dough or ate uncooked batter made with raw flour.
  5. Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods, Inc. Recalls Poultry Products due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergens- Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods, Inc., a Vallejo, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,444 pounds of chicken Caesar salad products due to mislabeling and undeclared allergens: soy, wheat, and fish (anchovies).

 

Recent Recalls

Staff Reports

This week’s newest recalls are listed below:

  1. Things Remembered recalls children’s jewelry due to violation of lead standard- The clear surface coating on the bracelets and necklaces contain lead in excess of the allowable limits. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
  2. PharmaTech LLC issues voluntary nationwide recall of Diocto Liquid distributed by Rugby Laboratories due to product contamination- PharmaTech LLC of Davie, FL, the manufacturer of the Rugby®- branded product, is voluntarily recalling all lots within the expiry of Diocto Liquid, a docusate sodium solution due to a risk of product contamination with Burkholderia cepacia. Use of docusate sodium liquid contaminated with B. cepacia may result in serious infections that could be life-threatening in patients with compromised immune systems and in patients with chronic lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis.
  3. Kiddy USA (Kiddy) is recalling certain World Plus combination forward facing child restraints that convert to a high back booster seat, model 51 100 WP, manufactured from July 2, 2012 through October 5, 2013. The buckle/tongue on the affected booster seats may only partially engage. As a result, the consumer may have a false impression that the buckle is fully latched when it is not. As such, these seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, “Child Restraint Systems.”
  4. Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (Land Rover) is recalling certain model year 2016 Land Rover LR4 vehicles manufactured May 3, 2016 through May 10, 2016. The affected vehicles have driver side frontal air bags that may not inflate properly.
  5. GSI Outdoors recalls Children’s Water Bottles due to violation of lead standard – Sold Exclusively at L.L.Bean- The lead solder exterior base of the bottles contains high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

 

Recent Recalls

By Racine Guajardo

Here is a new list of some recent recalls:

  1. General Mills voluntarily recalls a limited quantity of Frozen Beyond Meat Vegetarian Indian Curry with Beyond Chicken: General Mills today announced a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of frozen Beyond Meat Vegetarian Indian Curry with Beyond Chicken, produced over seven days in April 2016. This product is available exclusively at Whole Foods.
  2. Little Lotus Baby Swaddles and Sleeping Bags recalled by Embrace technologies due to choking hazard (Recall Alert): The shoulder snaps on the baby swaddles and sleeping bags can break or detach.
  3. Continental Mills recalls Blueberry Pancake Mix because of possible health risk:Continental Mills has issued a recall affecting only retail Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix, which involves product manufactured between April 2016 and June 2016. The company was notified by our supplier that their product, a blueberry nugget, is made with a small percentage of affected flour which was recalled by General Mills because it may be contaminated with E. coli O121.
  4. Bernhardt recalls Dressers and Nightstands due to serious tip-over hazard: The recalled dressers are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall.
  5. Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2017 Pacifica vehicles manufactured February 22, 2016, through April 28, 2016. The center overhead seat belt stow clip may fracture and prevent use of the seat belt in the third-row and/or second-row center passenger seat (if so equipped).

Recent Recalls

Staff Reports

A variety of products have been recalled recently. Here is a list of the most recent recalls this month:

  1. Graco Children’s Products Inc. (Graco) is recalling certain Graco TurboBooster booster seats, including models 1967886, 1963973, 1963974, 1963975, 1963976, and 1975173, manufactured between December 22, 2015 and April 5, 2016. The instructions for the booster seats are missing the information that the seats should be securely belted to the vehicle at all times, even if the seat is unoccupied. As such, these seats fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, “Child Restraint Systems.”
  2. Bridgestone/Firestone North America Tire (Bridgestone) is recalling certain Firestone FR710 tires, size 205/65R16, and Champion Fuel Fighter tires, sizes 205/65R15 and 205/70R15, manufactured March 27, 2016, to April 9, 2016. These replacement passenger car tires may have been manufactured with inconsistent rubber coverage over the steel plies. As a result, the tread may separate.
  3. Winter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc. recalled Lemongrass Basil Chicken products due to possible Listeria Contamination.Winter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc., a New Oxford, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 42 pounds of Lemongrass Basil Chicken entrées that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.
  4. Children’s Nightgowns were recalled by Saro Trading Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard.The nightgowns fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear.
  5. Mister Cookie Face LLC, a Subsidiary of Fieldbrook Foods Corporation, announced a Voluntary Recall of Sundae Shoppe Ice Cream Dipped Variety Cones for the possible presence of Undeclared Peanuts.Mister Cookie Face LLC, a subsidiary of Fieldbrook Foods Corporation, has issued a voluntary recall of Sundae Shop Novelty Ice Cream Dipped “Variety” Cones due to the possibility of peanuts on the product that are not declared on the allergen statement.