Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: November 13 – 18, 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.

29 Recalls to be aware this week.

Medical Devices & Equipment:

  • Oscor Inc. Issues Recall Product Expansion of TB – Temporary Bipolar Pacing Lead (Unshrouded 2 mm Pins Models).
  • Implanted Pumps: Safety Communication – Use Caution When Selecting Pain Medicine for Intrathecal Administration.


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    Recalled Tablets
  • Sandoz is recalling one lot of Losartan Potassium Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets. The blood pressure medication, manufactured by Lek Pharmaceuticals dd of Ljubljana, Slovenia, contains a trace amount of an impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), which has been classified as a probable human carcinogen.


  • American Honda is recalling about 56,000 model year 2016-18 Honda Pioneer 1000 5P side-by-sides due to fire and burn hazards. An incorrectly installed throttle body can ignite, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories:

Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:

Infant & Children Products:

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  • LÍLLÉbaby Recalls Baby Carriers Due to Fall Hazard. The sliding chest-clip strap can detach from the shoulder strap, posing a fall hazard to the child in the carrier.
  • 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:

  • Natural Life Pet Products Expands Recall of Dry Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D.

Household Products:

  • RH Recalls Metal-Wrapped Coffee Tables Due to Risk of Lead Exposure. The tables’ metal top can contain lead and presents a risk of lead exposure to children. Lead is toxic if ingested and can cause adverse health effects.
  • A. O. Smith of Milwaukee, Wis., is recalling about 190 A. O. Smith 30 gallon gas water heaters, model number G6-UT3030N. The water heater’s flame arrestor can fail to work properly, posing a fire hazard.


  • YTL International Recalls Log Splitters Due to Injury Hazard. The log splitter’s welding on the tongue box assembly can crack and cause the log splitter tank to disconnect from the rest of unit, posing an injury 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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