July Product Recalls of the Month

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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, 2017 Ford Fusion and 2017 Lincoln MKZ. 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.

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