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.
Medical Devices & Equipment:
- BD Updates Instructions for Use for Certain BD Vacutainer® Blood Collection Tubes.
- Kia Motors America is recalling 1,710 model year 2017-2018 Optima hybrids equipped with a Voltage Protection Device (VPD), designed to protect the high voltage battery module that may activate inadvertently. If the VPD activates while the vehicle is being operated in Electric Vehicle (EV) mode, there may be a loss of power, increasing the risk of a crash.
- Maserati North America is recalling 9,044 model year 2017 Quattroportes with V6 engines and Ghiblis. Due to an engine software problem, at slow speeds such as stop-and-go traffic, the transmission may unexpectedly shift into neutral or park, or the engine may shut off.
Recalled KIA Optima Hybrid
Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories:
- Forest River recalls model year 2018 Stealth Evo recreational trailers. The vehicle’s federal placard contains incorrect tire size information.
- Forest River recalls motorhomes with power steering issue. The vehicles could leak power steering fluid.
Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:
- Johnsonville recalls jalapeño cheddar smoked sausage. The product may be contaminated with pieces of hard, green plastic.
- The CDC is urging the public to avoid eating certain brands of dried coconut because they are linked to a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella poisoning that has been ongoing since September 2017.
- Houma, LA-based Mickey Brown Inc. has recalled approximately 4,130 pounds of beef burrito products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
- Chris’s Cookies is recalling one lot of its 12-oz. (340g) bags of Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Cookies (Barcode#: 0068 0752). Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies were discovered in a Chocolate Chip Cookie Bag; thus the product may contain peanuts, an allergen not declared on the label.
- Schwartz Brothers Bakery recalls Gourmet Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls. The product may contain egg, an allergen not declared on the label.
- King Arthur Flour Company, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Organic Coconut Flour (16 Oz.) Because of Possible Health Risk.
- Two more ground beef recalls are in effect in Canada because of positive test results showing contamination with E. coli O157:H7. Multiple brands distributed by three companies are now implicated.
- Midwest Northern Nut recalls nut and seed snacks. The products may contain peanuts and various tree nuts, allergens not declared on the label.
- California Jerky Factory, Inc. Recalls Beef Jerky Products Due to Possible Processing Deviation.
- Vietti Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Wheat and Eggs in Southgate Hot Dog Chili Sauce.
- Piggie Park Enterprises Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Wheat and Soy in Maurices Southern Gold BBQ Sauce Honey.
- Piggie Park Enterprises Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Wheat and Soy in Gourmet Carolina Gold Honey Sauce.
- Weis Markets Issues an Allergy Alert For Weis Quality Store-Made Cole Slaw Sold in 8 Stores Due to Undeclared Egg Allergen.
- Poppies International, Inc. Recalls Delizza Belgian Custard Cream Mini Eclairs 30 Count, Due to Potential Health Risks.
- Natural Grocers Issues Recall on Coconut Smiles Organic Due to Salmonella.
- A grocery chain in the Pacific Northwest is recalling several deli salads, wraps and other products because they include diced onions from Taylor Farms of Salinas, CA, that are potentially contaminated with Salmonella.
- PDX Aromatics Issues Second Expanded Recall of Kratom Products Because of Possible Health Risk.
- Tamarack Inc. Recalls Eclipse Kratom Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination.
Recalled Smoked Sausage
Recalled Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recalled Ground Beef
Infant & Children Products:
- Handi-Craft Company of St. Louis, Mo., is recalling about 600,500 Dr. Brown’s Lovey pacifier & teether holders sold in the U.S. and Canada. The snap can detach from the pacifier’s ribbon, posing a choking hazard for young children.
Pet Food & Animal Products:
- The J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling specific lots of two varieties of Milo’s Kitchen dog treats, because the products may contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone. The recall was initiated after the Food and Drug Administration informed the company of reports of three pet illnesses.
- Radagast Pet Food Inc. of Portland, OR, is recalling one lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet brand “Free-Range Chicken” and one lot of “Free-Range Turkey” cat food from after random government testing showed Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Recalled Cat Food
- Southwire Company of Carrollton, Ga., is recalling about 30,000 WiOn Indoor In-wall Wi-Fi Switches sold in the U.S. and Canada. The switches can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
- eheat of Tomball, Texas, is recalling about 35,700 Envi high-efficiency electric panel heaters sold in the U.S and Canada. Improper wire crimping by the manufacturer can cause the unit to overheat, smoke, or melt, posing a burn hazard.
- Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire. A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire in their home.
- Briggs & Stratton Recalls Riding Mowers Due to Risk of Injury. The reverse-mow option switch can malfunction and allow the riding lawn mowers to unintentionally mow when being driven in a reverse direction, posing a risk of injury to bystanders.
Recalled Smoke Alarm
- SpeeCo® and Woods® Recall 4-Way Wedge Accessory for Log Splitters Due to Impact Injury Hazard. The 4-way wedge accessory can loosen or detach from the log splitter during operation and strike an operator or bystander
- Carrier® Recalls to Repair Commercial Rooftop HVAC Units Due to Fire Hazard. The HVAC’s humidimizer fan can fail to shut off when a connected smoke detector is tripped, posing a fire hazard.
Recalled HVAC Unit
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