Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: June 12-18, 2017

Each week we compile a summary of recalls, 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.

47 Recalls to be aware this week.

Medical Devices & Equipment:


    EliquisRecalled Eliquis tablets
  • Voluntary Recall of Eliquis® (apixaban) 5 mg Tablets (#HN0063) – Recall to retail/dispensing level only.
  • Alvogen Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Clindamycin Injection Due to a Potential for a Lack of Sterility Assurance.
  • Hospira Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall For 8.4% Sodium Bicarbonate Injection, USP, Neut tm(Sodium Bicarbonate 4% Additive Solution), QUELICIN tm (Succinylcholine Chloride Injection, USP) and Potassium Phosphates Injection, USP Due To a Potential For Lack Of Sterility Assurance.
  • Sodium Bicarbonate Injection
    Sodium Bicarbonate Injection
  • Advanced Pharma, Inc. D/B/A Avella of Houston Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Unexpired Nitroglycerin Injection In 5% Dextrose USP Products Produced At Its Houston Location from March 3, 2017 through May 31, 2017 Due To Sub-Potency.
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals, USA Extends Voluntary Nationwide Recall to Consumer/User Level for One Lot of Paliperidone Extended-Release Tablets, 3mg, 90 Count Bottles Distributed Under the Actavis Pharma Inc. Label Due to Dissolution Test Failure.
  • Topical Products by Phillips Company: Recall – Due to Concerns of Manufacturing Practices.


    porsche cayenne
    Recalled Porsche Cayenne vehicle
  • Porsche recalls Panameras and Cayennes. The affected vehicles have camshaft controllers that may come loose inside the engine, potentially resulting in an engine stall and increasing the risk of a crash.

Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories:

Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:

Infant & Children Products:

  • Little Giraffe Recalls Children’s Robes Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard.

Pet Food & Animal Products:

  • Loving Pets Voluntarily Recalls Limited Lot Numbers of Air-Puffed Dog Treats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk.
  • dog chewing on a rawhide
    Recalled Rawhide Chew
  • United Pet Group Expands Voluntary Recall of Multiple Brands of Rawhide Chew Products for Dogs to Also Include Private Label Brands Due to Possible Chemical Contamination.
  • Vitakraft Sun Seed Issues Voluntary Recall of Certain Rabbit and Macaw Diets Due To Listeria Monocytogenes.

Sporting Equipment:

  • Advanced Composites Recalls Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazard (Recall Alert)
  • man mountain climbing using defective belay
    Recalled Climbing Belay
  • GTHI Recalls Climbing Belay Devices Due to Fall and Injury Hazards. The handle on the Vergo belay device can loosen and cause the device’s assisted braking capacity to malfunction, posing fall and injury hazards to climbers.

Household Products:

  • Noble House Recalls Chairs Due to Fall Hazard. The legs of the chairs can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.


  • iFashioning Recalls Women’s Scarves Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard; Sold Exclusively on Amazon.com (Recall Alert)

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

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Paul d’Oliveira

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira has been practicing personal injury and disability law for over 30 years. He started his personal injury law practice in 1989 with two offices in Fall River, MA and East Providence, RI. Today his firm has 16 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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