Safety Alerts for October 24-30, 2016

Each week we compile a summary of recalled, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their safety and so that they can make informed decisions.

23 recalls you should be aware this week.

Medical Devices & Equipment:

    heartware controllerPhoto Source: heartware.com
  • HeartWare recalled ventricular assist device controllers due to loose connectors which may prevent alarm from sounding and pump stops. The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.
  • implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-D)Photo Source: medgadget.com
  • St. Jude Medical recalled implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-D) due to premature battery depletion. The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.

Auto:

  • bmw carBMW Recall due to Faulty Fuel Pump Wiring

    BMW recalled 5 Series, 6 Series, X5, and X6 models for fuel leaks.

  • Toyota orders stop-sale for 2016-17 Prius over parking brake issue.
  • Subaru recalled 100K turbocharged models for fire risk.
  • Ford recalled 8,000 Shelby GT350 Mustangs for leaky oil lines.

Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories:

    cornerstone-motorhomePhoto Source: consumeraffairs.com
  • Cornerstone issued recalled for motorhomes with possible steering issue – the power steering pump may have an occasional loss of output power.
  • Jay Sport camping trailers recalled – the inside walls of the tires may rub against the wheel wells and cause a blowout.
  • Forest River recalled model year 2017 Flagstaff and Rockwood trailers – wires may contact the heating element, increasing the risk of a fire.
  • Coachmen Galleria recreational vehicles recalled – the vehicles have incorrect cargo capacity information which can potentially increase risk of a crash.
  • Keystone recalled Dutchmen Coleman recreational trailers – wiring in the power center may be loose and some may be frayed potentially increasing risk of fire.

Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:

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  • Back to Nature recalled four chocolate cookie products – the products contain milk, an allergen not declared on the label.
  • Stewart’s Shops recalled Sportade Fruit Punch – the product may contain milk, an allergen not declared on the label.
  • Michigan Turkey Producers recalled turkey breast products – the products may be contaminated with extraneous materials.
  • Chicharrones J&J recalled pork lard products – the products contain milk, an allergen, and sodium nitrite, are not declared on the label.
  • St. Clair Foods recalled poultry products – the products contain milk, an allergen not declared on the label.

Beauty & Misc. Personal Care Products:

    cosmetics

  • Kylie Jenner warns followers that Kylie Cosmetics knockoffs could be dangerous.

Infant & Children Products:

    Peg-Perego ride-on vehiclePhoto Source: cpsc.gov
  • Peg Perego recalled children’s ride-on vehicles due to fire and burn hazards.
  • Fiddle Diddles recalled car seat strap systems due to choking hazard.

Technology/Electronics:

  • After the recent massive DDoS attack that brought down sites such as Twitter and Spotify, XiongMai recalled millions of devices that use its technology.

Household Products:

    wood-stovePhoto Source: cpsc.gov
  • H-E-B recalled Star Chairs due to fall hazard.
  • Hearth & Home Technologies recalled wood stoves – the lid can unexpectedly slam shut on the consumer’s fingers.
  • Crownplace Brands recalled kerosene lamp burners – the burner can disconnect from the base, posing burn and fire hazards.

Safety/Security:

    DDOS attack

  • After the recent massive DDoS attack that brought down sites such as Twitter and Spotify, XiongMai recalled millions of devices that use its technology.

Sources: fda.gov, cspc.gov, usda.gov, reuters.com, safekids.org, goodhousekeeping.com, consumeraffairs.com, foodsafetynews.com, usatoday.com, autoblog.com, powersportsbusiness.com, roadandtrack.com, uscgboating.org, wemakeitsafer.com, guns.com, digitaltrends.com