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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.

23 Recalls you should be aware this week.

Medical Devices & Equipment:

  • Vascular Solutions Recalls Guardian II Hemostasis Valve Due to Low Pressure Seal Defect.
  • Focus Diagnostics Recalls Laboratory Examination Kits Due to Inaccurate Test Results.
  • Dexcom Inc. Recalls G4 Platinum and G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Receivers Due to Audible Alarm Failure.



  • Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling one lot of 50% Magnesium Sulfate Injection, USP, 10 g/20 mL (0.5 g/ml), 20 mL Single-dose vials, Lot 50-343-DK, Expiration 01FEB2017, NDC 0409-2168-02, to the hospital level due to a confirmed customer complaint for the presence of particulate matter.
  • Super Herbs Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of SUPER HERBS Due To Presence Of Undeclared Sibutramine, Desmethylsibutramine and/or Phenolphthalein. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010. Desmethylsibutramine is an active metabolite of sibutramine. Sibutramine and its active metabolites substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke. Phenolpthalein was previously used in over-the-counter laxatives, but because of concerns of carcinogenicity, it is no longer marketed in the U.S.



  • Bugatti recalls Veyron and Veyron Grand Sport vehicles – The fuel tank gauge may indicate that there is more fuel in the tank than there actually is.
  • Bugatti recalled Veyron, Veyron Grand Sport and Veyron Super Sport vehicles – The underbody aluminum reference plates may corrode and detach from the vehicle.
  • Tesla recalls model year 2016 Model X vehicles – The third row seat back may move forward in a front collision.
  • Subaru recalls WRX and Forester 2.0XT vehicles – The turbocharger air intake duct may crack.

Motorcycle/Scooters/Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories:

  • Forest River recalls Puma recreational trailers – The tire(s) may contact the floor or wheel well and result in tire damage.
  • Forest River recalls Cherokee Grey Wolf recreational trailers – The Federal Placard contains incorrect tire information.
  • Yamaha is voluntarily recalling its Yamaha recreational off-highway vehicles because water can get into the throttle cable and if it freezes during cold weather, the ice can prevent the throttle from returning to idle, causing the rider to lose control and posing crash and injury hazards.

Food & Beverage:

  • Academy Sports + Outdoors is voluntarily recalling its Outdoor Gourmet marinade injectors because injectors can have small metal shavings left inside during the manufacturing process. The metal shavings can be deposited into the marinade during use and ingested by consumers.
  • Country Favor recalls “Best Taste Keo Me Den Candy” – The product contains peanuts, an allergen not listed on the label.
  • PICs by Price Chopper Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing recalled – Although milk was listed among the ingredients, it was mentioned in the wrong allergen caution.
  • Back to Nature recalls Classic Creme Cookies – The product may contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label.
  • Michel et Augustin recalls Petites Baguettes butter cookies Dark Chocolate – The product may contain hazelnuts, an allergen not listed on the label.

Infant & Children Products:

  • Fisher-Price is voluntarily recalling its infant Cradle n’ Swings because if the seat peg is not fully engaged the seat can fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury to the child.
  • Miniland Educational is voluntarily recalling its Moogy plush toy because the button on the toy’s left pocket can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.


  • GolfBuddy GPS bands recalled – The band charging ports can produce an electrical charge to exposed skin.

Sporting Equipment:

  • Rollerblade USA recalls helmets – The helmet’s plastic shell can crack.

Household Products:

  • Staples is voluntarily recalling its Back in Motion office chairs because the chair can tip over when leaning back, posing a fall hazard.
  • Coleman is voluntarily recalling its Coleman CTAC lithium-ion flashlights because the lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard 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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