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Each week we compile summaries of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that we feel the public should be aware of for their safety and so that they can make informed decisions.

25 Recalls you should be aware this week.

Medical Devices & Equipment:

  • Cook Medical Recalls Central Venous Catheter and Pressure Monitoring Sets and Trays due to Tips that May Split or Separate.


  • B. Braun Medical Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of 5% Dextrose Injection USP 100/150mL container (Lot #J5J706, catalog #S5104-5264, NDC 0264-1510-32) to the consumer level –some containers in lot J5J706 exhibited leakage and, in a few instances, visible particulate matter identified to be microbial growth.


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  • General Motors – recalls Chevy Caprice police cars for power steering failure.
  • Ford recalls Explorer and Lincoln MKC for fire hazard. Ford will replace the engine block heater on the Explorer and Lincoln MKC because the parts can potentially overheat. There are two reports of fires but no injuries or fatalities.
  • Ford will recall 38,000 model year 2015 and 2016 low-roof Ford Transit vans to inspect and adjust side-curtain air bags that may be incorrectly positioned in some vehicles.
  • Ford will recall about 4,800 heavy trucks F-650 and F-750 to replace parking brake connector clips.
  • Volkswagen is recalling 91,000 Passat sedans in the United States to fix insufficient cable insulation that could cause short circuits.
  • Volkswagen e-Golf recalled for battery software problem – electric motor can shut down unexpectedly.

Motorcycle/Scooters/Utility Vehicles:

  • KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling 1,015 motorcycles that may unexpectedly stall. A stall increases the risk of crash or injury. The affected motorcycles include model year 2013-2014 Husqvarna TR650 Terra and TR650 Strada motorcycles manufactured January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2013.

Food & Beverage:


  • Roland Foods, LLC, Initiates A Voluntary Recall Of Roland® Fire Roasted Red Pepper Strips Due To The Possible Presence Of Glass In The Product.
  • Alimentos Congelados, S.A. (Pinula) is voluntarily recalling 1,800 cases of Frozen Broccoli Cuts because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.
  • Snyder’s-Lance Announces Voluntary Recall of a Limited Number of Emerald® Cashew Roasted & Salted Halves & Pieces Due to Potential Presence of Glass
  • Lee Seed Company, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Yogurt Super Soynuts
  • R.W. Baker Co. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in “Meijer Plain Knot Rolls” “Assorted Dinner Rolls 128 ct.”
  • Flowers Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Cobblestone Bread Co. Wheat English Muffins because they contain undeclared milk.
  • QFC recalls its Fresh Food Market Cranberry Chicken Salad that is sold in QFC stores, located in Oregon and Washington. The product may be mislabeled and may contain pecans, wheat, and soy not listed on the label.

Infant & Children Products:


  • Manhattan Toy Recalls Table Top Toys Due to Choking Hazard – The round plastic beads can break, posing a choking hazard.
  • Creating X Recalls Children’s Pajamas Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard. The pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

Pet Food & Products:

  • Smallbatch Pets Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of frozen dog duckbatch sliders due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.


  • Toshiba Recalls Laptop Computer Battery Packs Due to Burn and Fire Hazards – The lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.

Sporting Equipment:


  • Black Diamond Recalls Nylon Runners Due to Fall Hazard – A nylon runner with a tape splice (two cut ends joined by masking tape) will fail in normal use.
  • Black Diamond Recalls to Inspect Carabiners Due to Fall Hazard. The carabiner can unexpectedly open and allow the rope to become detached, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall.

Household Products:

  • Gamewell-FCI Recalls Fire Alarm Panels Due to Failure to Alert of a Fire, Smoke or CO when configured in a certain way, the panels can become non-responsive and connected detectors in the area can fail to detect and respond to an alarm.
  • Reannouncement of Fiskars Recall of Bypass Lopper Shears Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot. The lopper handles can break when attempting to cut branches, posing a risk of serious injury and laceration.
  • CE North America Expands Recall of Fan Heaters Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at H-E-B. The fan heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
  • Grosfillex Recalls Commercial Side Chairs and Armless Bar Stools Due to Fall Hazard – The backrest can crack and detach, posing a fall hazard to the user.

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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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