Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: July 22 – 28, 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.

39 Recalls to be aware this week.

Medical Devices & Equipment:


  • Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, USP, Due to Out-of-Specification Dissolution Test Results.
  • Recalled TofacitinibRecalled Tofacitinib
  • FDA has approved new warnings about an increased risk of blood clots and of death with the 10 mg twice daily dose of Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib), which is used in patients with ulcerative colitis.
  • Herbal Doctor Remedies Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Drug Products Due to Marketing Without FDA Approval and Concerns with Manufacturing Practices.
  • Epic Business Services recalls Wintergreen Essential Oil. The packaging is not child resistant as required by federal law.


    Recalled Mazda
    Recalled Mazda
  • Mazda North American Operations is recalling 262,220 model year 2018-2019 CX-5s, Mazda6s, and model year 2019 Mazda3s. A software error in the powertrain control module (PCM) may cause the engine to stall, posing a crash risk.
  • Subaru of America is recalling 2,107 model year 2019 Legacys and Outbacks. Spot welds located on the duct below the cowl panel may have been improperly applied, affecting the vehicle’s body strength. The reduced strength of the vehicle body may increase the risk of injury in a crash.
  • Nissan North America has issued a recall for 91,319 of its 2017-2019 Nissan Titans. Affected pickups might have damaged alternator wiring harnesses that could short, which could potentially be dangerous to the driver and passengers.
  • Volvo Cars is recalling about half a million cars worldwide because of a faulty engine component that may in extreme cases cause a vehicle to catch a fire. The Swedish carmaker said Monday the affected cars are two-liter, four-cylinder diesel engines manufactured between 2014 and 2019.

Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:

Infant & Children Products:

  • Stokke Recalls Infant Steps Bouncers Due to Fall Hazard. The Stokke Steps Bouncer can detach from the Stokke Steps Chair, posing a fall hazard to the child in the Bouncer.
  • The Boppy Company Recalls Infant Head and Neck Support Accessories Due to Suffocation Hazard. The head support area can be overstuffed and cause the infant’s head to be tilted too far forward, posing a suffocation hazard.
  • Recalled Kid BikeRecalled Kid Bike
  • Trek Recalls Kickster Bikes Due to Fall Hazard. The steer tube clamp on the bike can break, posing a fall hazard to children.
  • H&M Recalls Children’s Pajamas Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard. The children’s pajama sets fail to meet the flammability standard for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
  • Britax Recalls Modified Thru-Bolt Axles for Use with BOB Jogging Strollers Distributed Through the BOB Information Campaign Due to Fall and Injury Hazards. The modified thru-bolt on the front wheel can fracture, allowing the wheel to detach from the stroller, posing fall and injury hazards to children in the stroller and adults operating the stroller.

Pet Food & Animal Products:

  • The Lennox Intl Inc located in Edison NJ, is voluntary recalling its Natural Pig ears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.


  • Spansive Recalls Wireless Phone Chargers Due To Burn Hazard. Metallic accessories attached to phones placed on the chargers can overheat while phones charge, posing a burn hazard to users.
  • Vivo recalls speaker wall mounts. The ledge on the front of the speaker wall mount can loosen, allowing the speakers to fall.

Sporting Equipment:

  • Cycling Sports Group Recalls Cannondale CAADX Cyclocross Bicycles Due to Fall and Serious Injury Hazard; One Fatality Reported. The fork can break, posing a fall hazard with the risk of death and serious injury.

Household Products:

    Recalled ToasterRecalled Toaster
  • Bodum USA of New York, N.Y., is recalling about 2,600 Bodum Bistro toasters sold in the U.S. and Canada. The toasters can leak electric current when operating at the maximum normal temperature, posing a shock hazard.
  • Factory Direct Wholesale recalls folding mattresses. The mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard.


    Recalled Table SawRecalled Table Saw
  • Porter Cable Table Saws Sold Exclusively at Lowe’s Stores Recalled Due to Fire Hazard; Made by Chang Type. The motor can overheat, creating a fire hazard.


  • The FDA Takes Action to Protect Patients from Risk of Certain Textured Breast Implants; Requests Allergan Voluntarily Recall Certain Breast Implants and Tissue Expanders from the Market: FDA Safety Communication.


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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