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.
21 Recalls to be aware this week.
Medical Devices & Equipment:
- Magnetic Resonance-guided Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (MRgLITT) Devices: Letter to Health Care Providers – Risk of Tissue Overheating Due to Inaccurate Magnetic Resonance Thermometry.
- The FDA is warning that the medicine Lamictal (lamotrigine) for seizures and bipolar disorder can cause a rare but very serious reaction that excessively activates the body’s infection-fighting immune system.
- Audi has announced a global 1.16 million vehicle recall, which targets vehicles with its 2.0-liter Turbo FSI engines. The recall has to do with concerns that a coolant pump might pose a fire risk due to moisture issues. The pump could also be blocked with debris from the coolant system.
- Indian Motorcycle Co. is recalling certain 2018 Indian Chief, Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Chief Vintage, Chieftain, Chieftain Classic, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Elite, Chieftain Limited, Springfield, and Springfield Dark Horse motorcycles. Corrosion may develop within the right combination switch, potentially resulting in the motorcycle starting without the user’s intent if the key fob is near the motorcycle and the required safety interlock conditions are met.
Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories:
- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Polaris has recalled about 10,900 Ranger XP side-by-sides. The center seat belt bracket can separate from the frame, posing an injury hazard to the riders.
- Model year 2017-2019 Coachmen Crossfit vehicles recalled. The rear axle Gross Axle Weight Rating is listed incorrectly.
- Forest River is recalling 597 model year 2018-2019 Forest River FR3 and Georgetown recreational vehicles. The entry door latch may not engage fully, allowing the door to open unexpectedly while the vehicle is moving, increasing the risk of injury.
- Model year 2018 Forest River Salem recreational trailers recalled. The trailers’ federal placards may incorrectly state the tire pressure.
- Keystone Carbon and Raptor recreational fifth-wheel trailers recalled. The vehicles are missing a protective barrier to prevent fuel absorption in the main floor.
Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:
- Van’s Foods is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,584 cases of Van’s Gluten Free Waffles.
- Pinnacle Foods Inc., a Fort Madison, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 32,479 pounds of heat-treated, shelf stable beef products due to a possible processing deviation that may have led to staphylococcal enterotoxin and clostridial toxin contamination.
- Eataly USA recalls artichoke spread. The product may contain walnuts, an allergen not declared on the label.
- Ziegenfelder Company is voluntarily recalling approximately 3,000 cases of Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
- Greenbelt Greenhouse Ltd Recalls Greenbelt Microgreens Brand Microgreens Because of Possible Health Risk.
- Ethnic Foods Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in “Bhavnagri Mix”
- Labrada Nutrition of Houston, TX, is recalling specific lots of its “LeanPro8” Protein Powder because they may contain undeclared egg protein. People who have allergies to egg protein run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
- Epic Products recalls Euphoric capsules. The product contains sildenafil and tadalafil, which are not declared on the label.
Pet Food & Animal Products:
- OC Raw Dog recalls Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation. The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
- TruPet Recalls Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer. The product may be contaminated with Salmonella.
- HD Supply Recalls Ceiling Fans Due to Impact Hazard. The brackets connected to the fan blades can break and allow the blades to fall, posing an impact hazard.
- Honeywell Recalls Hard Hats Due to Risk of Head Injury. The hard hats can fail to protect users from impact, posing a risk of head injury.
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