Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls 1 Million Galaxy Note 7 Phones – During a press conference, Chairman Elliot Kaye said consumers should “take advantage of this recall right away” because the phone represents such a “serious fire hazard.” Kaye said consumers should check the identifying number on the back of the phone at Samsung.com to determine whether their phone has a defective battery.
If the phone is included in the recall, which almost all phones sold in the U.S. are, customers can take the phone back to Samsung directly or to their carrier to receive a refund or a replacement phone.
Kellog recalls whole wheat Eggos for possible listeria – The recall warns that listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children or those with weakened immune systems. Although the company has received no reports of related illness, healthy individuals may suffer symptoms such as fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
Bungee Chairs Sold Exclusively at Big 5 Sporting Goods Stores Recalled Due to Fall Hazard; Made by Nanjing Kekang Outdoor Products – This recall involves Captiva Designs bungee chairs with model number AC098 printed on the header cards of the product packages. The collapsible chair has a navy blue and teal nylon and a bungee seat and black metal legs. The chair’s bungee cords are laced through the seat frame.
GE Appliances Recalls Top-Loading Clothes Washers Due to Fire Hazard – The recall involves three models of GE Profile high-efficiency top-loading clothes washers. The washers come in gold, gray and white and measure about four cubic feet. “GE Profile” is printed on the front of the washers. The model number is located on the rear cover of the washer’s backsplash, above the water valve connections.
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Home Depot pays $5.7 million for selling recalled dehumidifiers and other products – Home Depot has agreed to pay a $5.7 million civil penalty for selling and distributing thousands of recalled products, including dehumidifiers, fire extinguishers, and washing machines. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the company agreed to settle charges that it sold or distributed the products between Aug. 2012 and Nov. 2016. It is against federal law to sell products that are subject to a recall that has been announced by the CPSC.
CPSC Recalls Baby Stacking Toys – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued an official recall for Disney-licensed “itty bittys,” baby plush stacking toys imported and sold by Hallmark Marketing Company LLC, of Kansas City, MO. The toys have fabric hats and bows that can detach, posing a choking hazard. Hallmark has received one report of a bow detaching, though no injuries have yet been reported.
Abbott Pacemaker Recall: 465,000 Devices Vulnerable to Possible Hacking -A manufacturer of pacemakers has issued a voluntary recall over the possibility the devices could be hacked. The 465,000 Abbott pacemakers covered by the recall will be updated with new software to correct the vulnerabilities, according to NBC New York. Without the update, hackers could potentially take over the devices, which help regulate patients’ heart rates. Abbott pacemakers including the Accent, Anthem, Accent MRI, Accent ST, Assurity and Allure are included in the recall. Abbott was formerly known as St. Jude Medical.
Amazon Pulls Recalled I.M Healthy Nut Butter for E. Coli – Earlier this week, Amazon.com was still selling I.M. Healthy soy nut butter that was recalled in March when federal officials traced an E. coli outbreak to the product. No one from Seattle-based Amazon immediately responded to mid-morning requests for comment from Food Safety News, but by 11 a.m. Pacific time, the recalled peanut butter substitute had been pulled from the retailer’s website. Officials with the Food and Drug Administration are investigating the situation but were not able to provide details.
Ameriwood Home Recalls Chest of Drawers Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards – The recalled chests of drawers are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children. The chests do not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard (ASTM F2057-14). Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled chest that is not properly anchored to the wall and place it into an area that children cannot access. Contact Ameriwood for a free repair kit that includes a wall anchoring device and feet for the unit. Consumers who require additional installation guidance should contact Ameriwood for further assistance.
PharMEDium Recalls Oxytocin Products Because of Subpotency – PharMEDium Services LLC has initiated a voluntary recall to the hospital/user level of all unexpired lots of oxytocin compounded with lactated Ringer’s or lactated Ringer’s and dextrose products manufactured between July 6, 2017, and August 29, 2017. According to the company, laboratory test results suggest a “lower than expected” potency on certain lots of oxytocin compounded with lactated Ringer’s alone or with dextrose, which would lead to a lower dose being administered.
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Bateman Recalls Poultry Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen – Bateman, a West Sacramento, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 20,297 pounds of poultry products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.
GM Recalls 800,000 Trucks for Faulty Power Steering – General Motors is recalling nearly 800,000 trucks that have been found to suddenly lose power steering, potentially causing drivers to lose control of their vehicle. The problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, can be triggered when a vehicle is using a lot of electrical power, including during low speed turns. If the trucks’ power levels drop below a certain point, power steering can be suddenly disabled. The sudden steering jolt can cause drivers to lose control.
JBS USA Inc. Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination – JBS USA, Inc., a Lenoir, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,922 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently announced. The problem was discovered on July 29, 2017, when the establishment was made aware of foreign materials, specifically shredded pieces of Styrofoam packaging, in the product. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. FSIS has received no additional reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Second Brand of Papayas Recalled in Outbreak; More Expected – Agroson’s LLC, a distributor in New York City, is recalling Cavi brand maradol papayas because they were grown on a farm in Mexico that produced other brands of papaya that are linked to a deadly Salmonella outbreak in the U.S. that has sickened more than 100 people.
Massive Food Recalls Over Labeling Error: Millions of pounds of food — packaged under major brands including Libby’s, Tyson and Chef Boyardee and ranging from canned spaghetti and meatballs to frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips — are under recall in the U.S. and Canada because of a labeling error by an unidentified bread crumb supplier. The recalls started Thursday with an 87-ton recall of frozen burgers, meatballs and other raw and ready-to-eat beef products by Maid-Rite Specialty Foods LLC. In the following two days, eight more companies recalled fresh and frozen foods for a total of more than 3 million pounds of food pulled from retailers, restaurants, institutional kitchens and consumers’ homes for the lack of the word “milk” on the label.
Takata Recalls 2.7 Million Air Bags With Drying Agent: Takata Corp. will recall an additional 2.7 million airbag inflators in the U.S. after they concluded they could explode in a crash despite using a chemical additive to ensure their safety.The inflators were made from 2005 through 2012 and installed in vehicles manufactured by Nissan Motor Co., Mazda Motor Corp. and Ford Motor Co., according to a recall notice posted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website. Takata didn’t identify the vehicle models affected in the notice.
Ford Recalls Edge, Fusion, Lincoln MKZ for Transmission Problems: Ford issued a recall for 5,914 examples of the 2017 Ford Edge, and . The Edges have build dates between April 25 and June 20, 2017. The Fusions have build dates between May 4 and June 15, 2017, and the MKZs have build dates between May 4 and June 19, 2017. All the vehicles in question are equipped with 6F35 six-speed automatic transmissions. The torque converter is what’s causing the problem here. In the affected vehicles, welded studs may detach, causing the torque converter to lose its connection to the engine’s flexplate.
Clif Bars Recalls Protein Bars After Allergy Complaints: Clif Bar & Company has recalled several flavors of its protein bars due to possible peanut contamination. The company issued a voluntary recall Wednesday for its Chocolate Mint flavor CLIF BUILDER’s Bar, its CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Mint, and CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Chip flavors, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Each of these products may have undeclared traces of peanuts and some tree nuts, which include almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, walnuts and coconuts.
Burt’s Bees Baby Recalls Infant Coveralls Due to Choking Hazard: Burt’s Bees Baby is recalling infant coveralls because of a possible choking hazard. The snap at the crotch can detach, which poses a choking hazard to infants, according to the recall. The firm has received 11 reports of the snaps detaching from the coveralls. No injuries have been reported. The recall involves Butterfly Garden Coverall & Hat Sets. The coveralls were 100 percent cotton and were sold in blossom pink with white butterflies. The recall clothing was sold in sizes NB, 3M, 6M and 9M and has a manufacture code of Aug. 2016, which is printed on the inside tag.
Chef Boyardee Recalls 700,000 Pounds of Pasta Products Due to Mislabeling – Conagra Brands has issued a recall of Chef Boyardee and other pasta products over a labeling error with possible allergens. The USDA said Friday that 700,125 pounds of canned spaghetti and meatballs products are being pulled because they contain milk, which was not listed on the products’ labels. The issue was discovered on June 6 when an ingredient supplier notified Conagra that bread crumbs used in the products might contain milk, a known allergen.
Trader Joe’s Recalls Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream Due to Possible Metal – Trader Joe’s is recalling one of its flavors of ice cream due to possible metal in the product. The recall affects Trader Joe’s Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream with an SKU number of 055740. Trader Joe’s says there may be small metal pieces in the ice cream. No injuries or illnesses have been reported. Customers who purchased this product are urged not to eat it and to throw it away or return it to the store for a full refund.
United Pet Group Recalls for Five Brands of Rawhide Dog Chews – United Pet Group has issued a voluntary recall for multiple brands of rawhide dog chew products that were distributed to retail outlets and sold online in the U.S. The recall was issued after United Pet Group identified that certain rawhide chew manufacturing facilities located in Mexico and Columbia, and one its suppliers in Brazil, were using an ammonium compound mixture as a processing aid in the making of the rawhide chews.
Hyundai Recalls Almost 600,000 Vehicles – Hyundai is recalling almost 600,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix hood latch and parking brake warning light problems. The largest recall covers more than 437,000 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport SUVs from 2013-2017. A cable for the secondary hood latch can corrode and fail to latch. That could let the hood fly up if the primary latch isn’t secured.
Mazda Sports Cars Recalled for Fuel Line Leaks – Mazda is recalling thousands of older sports cars to fix possible fuel line leaks and problems with the front suspensions. The largest recall covers more than 69,000 RX-8s from 2004-2008. The automaker says in documents that a fuel pump pipe can crack and leak gasoline, possibly causing a fire. It was unclear if the problem has caused any flames or injuries.
Madison Mill Baby Gates Recalled Due to Entrapment Risk – The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission confirmed on Wednesday that Madison Mill, an Ashland City-based housewares company, has recalled two of its foldaway baby gates. Both products were recalled in the United States and Canada for potentially hazardous conditions, according to the CPSC: A young child’s neck can fit into the “V” shaped opening along the top edge of the gate, posing entrapment and strangulation hazards to young children. Also, young children can pass under the gate allowing access to restricted areas, such as stairs.
Jessica Alba’s Honest Company Recalls Baby Wipes Over Fears of Mold Contamination: Jessica Alba‘s Honest Company is voluntarily recalling baby wipes due to the possible presence of mold. The company, which sells lifestyle products children and families, said it’s unlikely the mold is dangerous and the recall was issued “out of abundance of caution,” according to a message from the company.
Sold in configurations of 10, 72, 288 and 576-count packages, the wipes are also included in Honest Diaper Cakes, Baby Basics Gift Set and Baby Arrival Gift Set.
Maple Leaf Foods Recalls Chicken Products because of Staph: Maple Leaf Foods is recalling an undisclosed amount of chicken strip and sandwich products under three brands because they maybe contaminated with toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria.
Retailers in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec received the products, which are now under recall, according to a notice posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Aldi Urgently Recalls Madagascan Vanilla Extract Over Allergy Fears: Aldi shoppers are being advised to be aware of a product recall by the supermarket chain. The supermarket is withdrawing its Madagascan Vanilla Extract as it was incorrectly packed with Moroccan Almond Extract, and could pose a health risk to those with allergies.
The label around the neck of the bottle refers to Moroccan Almond Extract, but it is possible that the product could still be a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to nuts (almond).
Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes and More Recalled Due to Listeria Risk: Pinnacle Foods Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of all its frozen Pancakes, frozen Waffles and frozen French Toast Slices, due to a Listeria risk.
The New Jersey-based company said Friday that it detected the presence of Listeria monocytogenes during a test in its manufacturing plant. No illnesses have been reported, but Pinnacle said the safety of its customers is is top priority.
Publix Recalls Ready-to-cook Seafood Products for Possible Glass Fragments: Publix Super Markets has issued a voluntary recall for two ready-to-cook seafood products. They were made with Publix Deli Artichoke and Spinach Dip that was recalled earlier this week.
The Salmon Florentine Gratin and Scallops Florentine Gratin seafood ready-to-cook products were sold at Publix stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The products in question are found in the ready-to-cook section of the refrigerated cases in the meat department.
Hyland’s baby teething tablets recalled due to toxic risk – All lots of Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets sold in retail stores have been recalled after inconsistent amounts of belladonna alkaloids were found in the medicine. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) says the amounts may differ from what’s on the products’ labels, posing a serious health hazard to children due to belladonna’s unpredictable effects. “There is no known safe dose or toxic dose of belladonna in children because of the many factors that affect it,” the FDA said.
Ardent Mills recalls flour and flour products identified in CFIA investigation – The food recall warning issued on April 4, 2017 was updated on April 12, 2017 to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Ardent Mills recalled various brands of flour and flour products due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below, with specific best before dates indicated under additional information.
Asthma inhaler recall – British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline is recalling more than a half a million asthma inhalers due to a defect.Reuters reports GSK has issued a voluntary Level II recall of Ventolin inhalers from U.S. hospitals, pharmacies, retailers and wholesalers. More than 593,000 inhalers may have a defect that causes them to administer fewer doses of medicine than indicated, according to the company.
Target Recalls Water-Absorbing Easter Toys Over Ingestion Hazard – Target has issued a recall of more than half a million water-absorbing egg toys ahead of Easter Sunday. The recall was prompted by concerns that the toys could block a child’s stomach when ingested and could only be removed via surgery. If ingested, the small toys can expand inside a child’s body and cause intestinal obstruction. Such incident can cause severe discomfort, dehydration, and vomiting and could even be life threatening.
Polaris Recalls Ranger 900 Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards – This recall involves all model year 2015 Polaris Ranger XP 900, XP 900 EPS, and CREW 900 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The recalled ROVs were sold in a variety of colors and have either three or six seats and a rear box. “Ranger” is printed on the rear box, and “900” is printed on the hood of the ROVs. All 2015 Ranger 900 models and vehicle identification numbers (VINs) are included in this recall. The VIN is printed on the frame on the driver’s side towards the rear of the vehicle.
Ohio company recalls more than 40,000 pounds of veal – An Ohio-based company has issued a recall for more than 40,000 pounds of boneless veal product over concerns of a possible E.coli contamination. The Ohio Farms Packing Co. product was shipped to distributors in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Canada.
The company said the products were produced from Nov. 30, 2016 to Feb. 3, 2017, but are not directly sold to consumers. The affected product is exclusively sold to foodservice operators in 60-pound boxes under the label “Atlantic Veal & Lamb Inc.: Boneless Veal SF,” and “Atlantic Veal & Lamb LLC: Boneless Veal.”
Trader Joe’s recalls apple sauce over potential glass in product – Trader Joe’s has issued a voluntary recall for variations of an unsweetened apple sauce over concerns about possible pieces of glass in the products’ jars. Two of the three variations are sold in stores nationwide, while the other is available in multiple states.
Affected products are sold as Trader Joe’s First Crush Unsweetened Gravenstein Apple Sauce, with a product barcode of 0015905 and a best before date of Aug. 8, 2018, Trader Joe’s Organic Unsweetened Apple Sauce, with a product barcode of 00194877 and a best before date of Oct. 6, 2018, and Trader Joe’s All Natural Unsweetened Apple Sauce, with a product barcode of 00014359 and a best before date of Dec. 16, 2018.
Kids II Recalls Oball Rattles Due to Choking Hazard – This recall involves Oball Rattles in pink, blue, green and orange with model number 81031 printed on the inner surface of one of the plastic discs and on the packaging. The balls have 28 finger holes and measure four inches in diameter. Embedded in the rattles are a clear plastic disc with all orange beads and two clear plastic discs with beads of varying colors on the perimeter. Only rattles with date codes T0486, T1456, T2316, T2856 and T3065 located on a small triangle on the inner surface of the rattle are included in the recall. The first three numbers represent the day of the year and the last digit represents the year of production.
Dog Food Company Recalls Products That May Contain Pentobarbital – Citing the possible presence of pentobarbital, a chemical used to euthanize animals, pet food maker Evanger’s has issued a partial recall of its popular Hunk of Beef Au Jus product. Several pugs grew ill after eating it on New Year’s Eve; one of the dogs died.
As the company says in its FDA recall notice, “Pentobarbital can affect animals that ingest it, and possibly cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, or nausea, or in extreme cases, possibly death.”
Wayne Farms, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Products Due to Potential Processing Deviation – Wayne Farms, LLC, a Decatur, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 12,610 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products due to a potential processing defect, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The ready-to-eat breaded chicken bite items were packaged on Dec. 1, 13 and 30, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:
- Cases of 2 clear plastic 5-lb bags of “Waffle Breaded Bites: Fully Cooked Breaded White Meat Chicken Bites.”
Miami Company Recalls Frozen Vegetables Because of Listeria: Barberi International Inc. based in Miami is recalling Sunmba brand frozen Ajiaco vegetable mix from stores across Florida because of positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes. Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services received the positive lab results from a routine product testing program. No illnesses had been reported in connection with the frozen vegetables as of Wednesday, but it can take up to 70 days for symptoms of Listeria infection to develop after exposure.
Barnes & Noble Recalls Power Adapters Sold with NOOK Tablet 7 Due to Shock Hazard: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power adapters and register online for a free replacement adapter along with a Barnes & Noble $5 gift card. Once registered, consumers will be able to print a pre-paid UPS label to return the recalled adapters to Barnes & Noble. Consumers will receive replacement adapters in the mail. Until a replacement adapter is received, consumers are advised to charge their NOOK Tablet 7″ through their computer using a USB cable.
Copenhagen, Skoal, Products Recalled Due to Metal Found in Cans: U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company is recalling some of its Skoal, Copenhagen and Husky Brand products after reports of sharp metal objects found in cans. Complaints have been made in Ohio, as well as a few other states. There have been no reports of any injuries at this time. The products were manufactured at the company’s Franklin Park, IL facility and distributed nationally.
Ikea Beach Chairs Recalled Because of “Fingertip Amputation Hazards”: IKEA has recalled MYSINGSÖ beach chairs because they pose “fingertip amputation hazards,” according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The chairs apparently can collapse and can cause people to fall or have the tip of their fingers cut off. Refunds and replacements are available. Anyone who needs to return their product can call IKEA at 888-966-4532 or visit http://www.ikea-usa.com, click on “Press Room” at the bottom of the page, then “Product Recalls” at the top of the page for more information.