Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: January 7 – 13, 2019

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.

17 Recalls to be aware this week.


    Recalled Blood Pressure Drug MedicationRecalled Blood Pressure Drug Medication
  • Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Ceftriaxone for Injection USP, 250mg, 500mg, 1g and 2g.
  • Another drug company has recalled a version of losartan blood pressure medication over concerns the drug contains tiny amounts of a carcinogen. Torrent Pharmaceuticals last week recalled eight more lots of losartan potassium tablets, on top of the two it recalled last month.
  • Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Vecuronium Bromide for Injection Due to the Presence of Particulate Matter Identified as Glass.


    Recalled ToyotaRecalled Toyota
  • Toyota Motor Corp said Wednesday it is recalling another 1.7 million vehicles worldwide for potentially faulty Takata air bag inflators as part of a multi-year industry recall campaign announced in 2016.
  • Ford Motor Co. has issued a recall of nearly 1 million vehicles in North America with a risk of flying shrapnel caused by exploding Takata airbag inflators.
  • Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.6 million vehicles worldwide to replace Takata front passenger airbag inflators that can be dangerous. Takata inflators can explode with too much force, hurling shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 23 people have died from the problem worldwide and hundreds injured.

Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:

    Recalled Chocolates
    Recalled Chocolates
  • Bauer’s Candies’ famous Modjeskas, individually-wrapped marshmallow candies dipped in chocolate or caramel, came in contact with a facility worker who tested positive for the contagious liver disease. Customers who purchased the gourmet candies after Nov. 14 should throw the candies away, according to the FDA.
  • Grand Strand Sandwich Company Recalls Lunch Box Sandwiches Italian Subs Lunch Box Sandwiches Ham & Swiss Croissants and Lunch Box Sandwiches Ham & Cheese Due To Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination.
  • The Sandusky, OH-based J. H. Routh Packing Co. late Wednesday recalled about 1,700 pounds of raw pork sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically rubber, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
  • Recalled ShrimpRecalled Shrimp
  • The Kroger Co. initiated a recall involving raw and undercooked shrimp the day after Christmas, asking retailers in three states to post the notice through Dec. 31, 2018, even though the sell-by dates on the products are in August 2020. Erroneous labeling states the shrimp products are cooked, but they are actually raw and undercooked, according to the Kroger recall.
  • Shamrock Farms of Phoenix, Ariz., is recalling half-gallon containers of Shamrock Farms 2% Reduced Fat Vanilla Milk. The product tested positive for almonds, an allergen not declared on the label.
  • Sweets Sucreries brand dark chocolate covered cranberries recalled. The product may contain milk, an allergen not declared on the label.
  • Recalled Potato ChipsRecalled Potato Chips
  • Olde York recalls Clancy’s Wavy Potato Chips. The product may contain milk, an allergen not declared on the label.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is announcing the recall of certain Ottogi brand noodle products. The products contain egg, an allergen not declared on the label.
  • Happy Together, Inc., of Boynton Beach, Fla., is recalling all lots of Rhino 5k capsules. The products are tainted with sildenafil and Tadalafil, for which safety and efficacy have not been established, therefor subject to recall.

Household Products:

    Recalled Bathroom Cleaner
    Recalled Bathroom Cleaner
  • Norwex Canada of Dauphin Manitoba, Canada, is recalling about 14,303 containers of Norwex Bathroom Cleaner. The product does not meet Canadian chemical hazard labeling and child-resistant packaging for consumer products standard under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.



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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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