Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: August 26 – September 2, 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.

36 Recalls to be aware this week.



  • Kia Motors America is recalling 30,168 model year 2020 Tellurides. The seat belt assemblies in the front passenger, second, and/or third row seats may not tightly secure a child restraint system in the event of a crash. If a child seat is not properly secured, there is an increased risk of injury in a crash.
  • Ford recalls over 500,000 trucks and SUVs, including Explorer, F-150, and Lincoln Aviator. A mechanical part meant for relaxation and comfort has the Ford Motor Company stressin’. Ford says potentially affected vehicles might be missing the “third pawl required for seat-back strength” in the reclining mechanisms on certain seats.


Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories:

Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:

Infant & Children Products:

  • Nature’s One Voluntarily Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Milk Allergen. Nature’s One is recalling PediaSmart® SOY Vanilla Beverage Mix because milk is not listed under the “contains” label statement.
  • Contigo Recalls 5.7 Million Kids Water Bottles Due to Choking Hazard. The water bottle’s clear silicone spout can detach, posing a choking hazard to children.
  • Pearhead Recalls Ubbi Connecting Bath Toys Due To Choking Hazard. The recalled toys can break and create a sharp point, posing laceration and choking hazards to young children.
  • RH Recalls Children’s Chairs and Stools Due to Violation of Federal Lead Paint Ban. Paint on the chairs and stools contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Pet Food & Animal Products:


  • Happy Plugs Recalls Wireless Headphones Due to Burn Hazard. The micro-USB charging cable packaged with Happy Plugs wireless headphones can cause the headphones to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Sporting Equipment:

  • BRP Recalls Snowmobiles Due to Fire Hazard. The vehicle can have a fuel leak at the fuel injector, posing a fire hazard.
  • Decathlon USA Recalls Carabiners Due to Risk of Serious Injury or Death. Incorrect assembly can cause the carabiner to unlock while in use, posing a risk of serious injury or death to the user.

Household Products:

  • Whirlpool Recalls Glass Cooktops with Touch Controls Due to Burn and Fire Hazards. The recalled cooktop surface elements can turn on by themselves, posing burn and fire hazards.
  • Rite Aid Recalls Folding Patio Chairs Due to Fall Hazard. The chair frame can bend causing the user to fall, posing a risk of injury.
  • At Home Recalls Shag Rugs Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard; Fire Hazard. The recalled large shag rugs fail to meet the federal flammability standard for carpets and rugs, posing a fire hazard. The small shag rugs fail to meet federal labeling requirements. Small rugs are not required to meet the federal flammability standard; however, they are required to be permanently labeled with the following statement: “FLAMMABLE (FAILS U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE STANDARD FF 2-70): SHOULD NOT BE USED NEAR SOURCES OF IGNITION.”
  • Kirkland’s Recalls Chests of Drawers Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards. 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. The dressers do not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard (ASTM 2057-17).


  • RH Recalls Turkish Robes Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard. The Turkish robes fail to meet the flammability standards for clothing textiles, posing a risk of burn injuries to consumers.



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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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