Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: March 16 – 22, 2020

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:

Pharmaceuticals/Drugs:

Recalled Essential Oil
Recalled Essential Oil

Auto:

Recalled Rear Seat Belt Retractor
Recalled Rear Seat Belt Retractor
  • All 2019-2020 Volvos to be recalled over automatic emergency braking failure. 121,605 cars are being recalled, encompassing every model in its lineup.

  • Joyson Safety Systems recalls rear seat belt retractors. The seat belt may not restrain occupants.

Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories:

  • Heartland recalls model year 2020 Shadow Cruiser Ultra Lite trailers. The certification label contains incorrect GVWR information.

  • Kawasaki USA Recalls Off-Highway Utility Vehicles Due to Oil Leak, Fire Hazard. Debris can ignite on the vehicle’s exhaust manifold; and frozen water can block the breather hose allowing oil to leak, posing a fire hazard.

  • Kawasaki USA Recalls Off-Highway Utility Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard. The steering shaft can develop excessive wear and affect steering control resulting in a crash hazard, posing a risk of injury or death.

Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:

Recalled Frozen Blackberries
Recalled Frozen Blackberries and Berry Medley

Infant & Children Products:

  • Kids & Koalas Baby Walkers Recalled Due to Fall and Entrapment Hazards; Sold Exclusively on Amazon.com.

  • Lilly of New York Children’s Winter Boots Recalled by Kidz Concepts Due to Violation of Federal Lead Content Ban; Sold Exclusively at Zulily.com.

  • Thule Recalls Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapters Due to Fall Hazard. The plastic brackets on the car seat adapter can break, posing a fall hazard to infants.

  • Children’s Tool Kits Recalled by Grizzly Industrial Due to Violation of Federal Lead Content Ban and Toy Safety Requirements.

Sporting Equipment:

  • Woom bikes USA Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall and Injury Hazard. The bicycle’s front fork can loosen and detach, posing fall and injury risks to the rider.

  • C3 Manufacturing Recalls Perfect Descent Climbing Systems Climbing Belay Devices Due to Fall Hazard.

Household Products:

  • Crate and Barrel Recalls Glass Pitchers Due to Laceration Hazard. The handle on the pitcher can break, posing a laceration hazard.

  • Homestar recalls Finch dressers. The dressers can tip over if they are not anchored to the wall.

Industrial/Tools:

  • American Honda Recall of Portable Generators Due to Fire and Burn Hazards. The portable generator’s inverter assembly can short circuit with the presence of salt water.

Miscellaneous:

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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