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.
28 Recalls to be aware this week.
- Novartis Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Promacta® 12.5 mg for Oral Suspension Due to Potential Peanut Contamination.
- TriDerma of Corona, Calif., is recalling about 410 containers of pain relief cream with lidocaine. The packaging is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The pain relieving cream contains lidocaine, posing a risk of poisoning to young children if they put it on their skin or ingest it.
- General Motors has issued a recall on 324,226 diesel heavy duty trucks that could be susceptible to short circuits, and consequently, potential fire. The recall affects several models of heavy duty Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras with optional engine block heaters.
Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories:
- Forest River recalls model year 2018 Dynamax Isata vehicles. Pushing the brake pedal for prolonged periods when the vehicle is running and in PARK may cause the Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) pin to stick in the open position.
- Model year 2019 Dynamax Isata motorhomes recalled. The primary and secondary brake hoses located between the brake master cylinder and the hydraulic control unit may have been manufactured without anti-corrosion plating on the ferrules.
- Entegra recalls model year 2019 Entegra Vision and Emblem motorhomes. The blower motor electrical circuit may be missing the 25-amp fuse, possibly resulting in overheating of the wiring, increasing the risk of fire.
- Tiffin recalls Phaeton, Allegro Bus and Zephyr motorhomes. Increased electrical resistance can cause wires to overheat.
- Newmar Corporation is recalling 476 model year 2018-2019 Bay Star, Essex, New Aire, model year 2018 Bay Star Sport, Canyon Star, Dutch Star, King Aire, Mountain Aire, Ventana LE, Ventana and London Aire motorhomes. The power supply for the WiFiRanger may overheat, posing the risk of a fire.
Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:
- Tyson Foods of Rogers, Ark., is expanding its earlier recall from 69,093 pounds to approximately 11,829,517 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips. The products be contaminated with extraneous materials — specifically pieces of metal.
- Conagra Brands of Russellville, Ark., is recalling approximately 2,094,186 pounds of frozen Chicken Pad Thai and Chicken Fried Rice. The products contain milk, an allergen, not declared on the label.
- ICCO Cheese Company of Orangeburg, N.Y., is recalling Gia Russa Unseasoned Whole Grain Bread Crumbs and Gia Russa Italian Seasoned Whole Grain Bread Crumbs. The products may contain walnuts and pecans, products not declared on the label.
- Santa Fe Importers, Inc. is recalling approximately 1,589 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken meatball products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the products label.
- DOM International Ltd. in Ottawa is recalling Dom Reserve brand “Atlantic Salmon Strips Hot Smoked Cracked Black Pepper” from the marketplace because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled products are sold at retail outlets in Ontario, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
- Publix recalls Biltmore brand smoked salmon for Listeria risk.
- U.S. detaining some tuna from Vietnam because of link to a Salmonella outbreak.
- Port Stephens Eggs has issued a recall in Australia because of potential Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.
- Elman’s brand Dressing recalled for undeclared sesame, wheat, gluten.
- Deshi Distributors LLC Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Deshi “Golden Raisins”.
- Mecox Bay Dairy, LLC Recalls “Mecox Sunrise” Cheese Because of Possible Health Risk.
- STIFF BOY LLC. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of THE BEAST Capsules Due to Presence of Undeclared Sildenafil.
- Life Rising Corporation of Willowbrook, Ill., is recalling Life Rising Holder-W Holder Warmer capsules, Life Rising NECK-ND Neck Clear capsules, and HoliCare Metabolism Cleansing (MET-CLS) tablets. The Chinese herbal supplements may contain excessive levels of lead.
Pet Food & Animal Products:
- Cargill’s animal nutrition business is conducting a voluntary recall of select Southern States® feed due to aflatoxin levels that exceed FDA’s action levels. The affected products, which were manufactured and sold in the eastern United States, were removed from retail shelves throughout February, March, and April 2019. Livestock, horses, and poultry exposed to aflatoxin are at risk of exposure to several health hazards.
- Imagine Nation Books Recalls Wireless Charging Pads Due to Burn Hazard. The wireless phone chargers can overheat while in use, posing a burn hazard.
- South Shore Furniture Recalls Chest of Drawers Due to Serious Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards; One Fatality Reported. The recalled chests are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children.
- Havertys Recalls Entertainment Hutches Due to Injury Hazard. The top shelf can fall, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
- Greenfield World Trade of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is recalling about 2,400 Excalibur EZ DRY food dehydrators. The food dehydrator can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
- Igloo Recalls Marine Coolers Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards. The cooler’s stainless-steel latch can automatically lock when the lid is closed, allowing a person to become locked inside the air tight container, posing entrapment and suffocation hazards.
- Starbucks Corporation of Seattle, Wash., is recalling about 263,000. Bodum + Starbucks recycled coffee presses sold in the U.S., and Canada. The coffee press’ plunger knob can break and expose the metal rod, posing a laceration hazard.
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