Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: November 5 – 12, 2018

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.

41 Recalls to be aware this week.

Pharmaceuticals/Drugs:

    Recalled Eye DropsRecalled Eye Drops
  • Kadesh Incorporation Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Puriton Eye Relief Drops Due to Non-Sterile Production Conditions.
  • Sandoz Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Found in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API).

Auto:

Motorcycle/Scooters:

    Recalled Harley-Davidson ClutchRecalled Harley-Davidson Clutch
  • Harley-Davidson recalls motorcycles with clutch issue. The secondary clutch actuator cylinder may leak fluid internally and the clutch master cylinder may lose the ability to generate enough lift to disengage the clutch.

Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories:

Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:

Infant & Children Products:

    Recalled Water BottleRecalled Water Bottle
  • Mountain Warehouse Recalls Children’s Water Bottles Due to Choking Hazard. The water bottle’s spout can detach, exposing a small ring, posing a choking hazard to children.
  • H.I.S. Recalls Girl’s Clothing Sets Due to Violation of Federal Lead Content Ban. The metal pendant on the necklace contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

Pet Food & Animal Products:

Household Products:

    Recalled RefrigeratorRecalled Refrigerator
  • Lifetone Technology Recalls Bedside Fire Alarm and Clocks Due to Failure to Fully Alert Consumers to a Fire. The bedside fire alarm and clock can fail to operate and fully alert consumers to a fire.
  • Haier America recalls top-mount refrigerators. An electrical component in the refrigerator can short circuit.
  • A. O. Smith Recalls Ultra-Low NOx Water Heaters Due to Fire Hazard. The water heater’s gas burner screen develops tears. The water heater’s burner can then create excess radiant heat, posing a fire hazard if the water heater is installed directly on a wood or other combustible floor.
  • A. O. Smith Recalls 30-Gallon Gas Water Heaters Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Lowe’s. The water heater’s flame arrestor can fail to work properly, posing a fire hazard.
  • MCS Industries of Easton, Pa., is recalling about 15,400 Glacier Bay Bi-View medicine cabinets. The mirror can detach from the medicine cabinet door, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Industrial/Tools:

    Recalled DrillRecalled Drill
  • Black & Decker recalls hammer drills. The side handle sold with the drill can slip or break.
  • Kubota Recalls Mowers and Compact Tractors Due to Burn Hazard. Hot coolant can spray out onto consumers from the overheated and pressurized coolant reservoir tank, posing a burn hazard.

Miscellaneous:

  • CB2 is recalling about 260 pendant lights. The insulation on the electrical wiring can come loose, posing fire and shock hazards.
  • Pain Relief Naturally recalls pain and itch relief products. The packaging is not child resistant as required by law.

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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