Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: May 6 – 12, 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.

28 Recalls to be aware this week.


    Recalled Pain Relief CreamRecalled Pain Relief Cream
  • 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.


    Recalled GMC Diesel TruckRecalled GMC Diesel Truck
  • 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:

Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:

Pet Food & Animal Products:

    Recalled Livestock FeedRecalled Livestock Feed
  • 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.

Household Products:

    Recalled Chest of DrawersRecalled Chest of Drawers
  • 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.


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  • 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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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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