Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: August 6 - 13, 2018

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.

32 Recalls to be aware this week.




    Recalled Ducati MotorcycleRecalled Ducati Motorcycle
  • Ducati recalls Panigale and Hypermotard motorcycles. The friction material on the rear brake pads may detach from the backing plate.
  • Badass Helmet Company is recalling 765 Trooper motorcycle helmets, model TR001.6, in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, and 2XL. The helmets may not adequately protect the wearer in the event of a head impact during a motorcycle crash and they may not stay secured to the rider’s head.
  • Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA is recalling 3,493 model year 2018 Yamaha MT-07J, MT-07JC, XSR700J, and XSR700JC motorcycles. The bolts that connect the drive chain guard to the swingarm may loosen, possibly causing the chain guard to contact the drive chain and break.

Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories:

Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:

  • Hostess recalls Cookies ‘n Creme Brownies. The product contains egg, an allergen not declared on the label.
  • Recalled Packaged SpinachRecalled Packaged Spinach
  • Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. is recalling an undisclosed amount of baby spinach packaged salad because Canadian officials found Listeria monocytogenes contamination in a sample.
  • Pinty’s Delicious Foods Inc. is recalling an undisclosed amount of refrigerated chicken strips because government testing in Canada found Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of the product.
  • Recalled pork egg rollsRecalled Pork Egg Rolls
  • Van Oriental Foods is recalling approximately 10,385 pounds of heat treated but not fully cooked and not shelf stable pork egg rolls. The product may be contaminated with extraneous materials — specifically soft plastic.
  • Country Favor Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in “Best Taste Brand Snack Ginger Sliced
  • StoneRidge Wholesale Division LLC is recalling approximately 656 pounds of fully cooked, not shelf stable ready to eat pork and beef bologna products due to misbranding. The products contain sodium nitrite and sodium erythorbate, which are not declared on the finished product label.

Pet Food & Animal Products:

    Recalled Cat FoodRecalled Cat Food
  • G&C Raw LLC has recalled one batch of “Pat’s Cat Turkey” cat food and one batch of ground lamb dog food because the Ohio Department of Agriculture found Listeria monocytogenes in both products.

Sporting Equipment:

    Recalled SnowmobileRecalled Snowmobile
  • Clean Republic Recalls Hill Topper Electric Bike Motor Controllers Due to Crash and Injury Hazards. Water can enter the motor controller and cause it to accelerate on its own, posing a crash and injury hazard to the rider.
  • The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Textron Specialized Vehicles is recalling certain Arctic Cat snowmobiles. The handgrip can break, posing an injury hazard to the rider.

Household Products:

  • Rena Ware recalls Nutrex Pressure Cookers. The recalled pressure cookers can discharge steam at lower pressures than intended.


  • Vitamix Recalls Ascent and Venturist Series Blending Containers Due to Laceration Hazard. The containers can separate from the blade’s base exposing the blades, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
  • NEMO Equipment Recalls Stargaze Recliner Chairs Due to Fall Hazard. The plastic joint supports attached to the legs of the chairs can break, posing a fall hazard.


  • Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Handgun Safes Due to Serious Injury Hazard. The handgun safes can open without the use of a key or combination upon impact and allow unintended access to the contents of the safe, posing a risk of serious injury to children and others.


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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