Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: December 17 – 23, 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.

26 Recalls to be aware this week.

Pharmaceuticals/Drugs:

    Recalled Sodium Chloride InjectionRecalled Sodium Chloride Injection
  • Enovachem Pharmaceuticals Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Dyural-40 and Dyural-80 Convenience Kits Containing Recalled Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 0.9% Due to Latex Hazard.
  • Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP.
  • Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. issues Nationwide Recall of CoaguChek Test Strips.

Auto:

    Ford LogoFord Logo
  • Ford recalling 874,000 pickup trucks in North America for fire risks. Water and contaminants may get into the block heater cable’s splice connector, causing corrosion and damage and potentially a fire.
  • Toyota is issuing a recall for the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback. The recall is for automatic Corollas only, because the culprit is the new “Direct Shift-CVT” Toyota introduced for the first time in this car. About 3,400 Corollas will be coming back to U.S. dealerships to have the entire transmission replaced.

Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories:

Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:

Infant & Children Products:

    Recalled Snow SuitRecalled Snow Suit
  • Manhattan Toy Recalls Children’s Books Due to Choking Hazard. A metal grommet used to attach a fabric flap to a page in the book can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
  • The Children’s Place Services Company of Secaucus, N.J., is recalling about 15,600 infant snowsuits sold in the U.S and Canada. The metal snaps on the snowsuit can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Pet Food & Animal Products:

Household Products:

    Recalled Gas FireplaceRecalled Gas Fireplace
  • Miles Industries Recalls Gas Fireplaces Due to Burn Hazard. The trim around the fireplaces can leak hot exhaust air, posing a burn hazard.
  • Navien Recalls Tankless Water Heaters and Boilers Due to Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. A kit installed on the tankless water heaters and boilers to convert them from natural gas to propane can cause the unit to produce excessive amounts of carbon monoxide, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to consumers.

Apparel:

  • Raj Imports of Calif., is recalling about 300 women’s scarves. The scarves fail to meet the federal flammability standard for clothing textiles, posing a risk of burn injuries.

Miscellaneous:

    Recalled TamponRecalled Tampon
  • Kimberly-Clark is recalling U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency, sold throughout the U.S. and Canada. The firm has received reports from consumers of the product unraveling and/or coming apart upon removal, and in some cases causing users to seek medical attention to remove tampon pieces left in the body.
  • The TJX Companies of Framingham, Mass., is recalling about 23,200 glass and ceramic drawer knobs. The knobs can break or shatter when pulled, posing a laceration hazard.

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 15 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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