February Product Recalls of the Month

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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.

 

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