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.
26 Recalls you should be aware this week.
Medical Devices & Equipment:
- Alere Recalls INRatio® and INRatio2® PT/INR Monitoring System Due to Incorrect Test Results. The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.
- Impax Labs issued a voluntary recall of a single lot of Lamotrigine Orally Disintegrating Tablets (ODT) due to an error in packaging – may show incorrect strength.
- Mazda recalling 190,000 CX-7s due to rusty ball joints. Mazda will address earlier models registered in snowy northern states first.
- Mitsubishi recalls 82,426 vehicles for CVT hesitation issues – The transmission can momentarily lose signal, delaying acceleration.
- RAM 2500 and 5500 trucks and cab chassis recalled (Model year 2015) – The vehicles may have a reduced response to steering input.
- Chrysler recalls Jeep Renegades with factory-installed trailer hitch package – The trailer hitch assembly may separate from the vehicle.
- Elantras recalled Model year 2013 – The brake light switch plunger can remain extended when the brake pedal is released.
- Suzuki Motorcycles Recalled For Faulty Charging System – Suzuki is recalling 11 different models for potential stalling hazard due to faulty electrical circuit boards.
- Mahindra recalls GenZe 2.0 and Enterprise 1 scooters – The scooters’ front forks may not be tightened properly within the steering mounts.
Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories:
- Arctic Cat Recalls Side-by-Side Utility Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard – The throttle cable can stick and prevent the throttle mechanism from returning to an idle position upon release of the throttle and cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard and risk of injury.
- Keystone recalls Dutchmen Voltage toy hauler fifth wheel trailers – The vehicles have an incorrect fifth wheel pin box hitch.
- Breeze motorhomes recalled, Model year 2016-2017 – Air compressors attached to the engine may fail.
- Dynamax, Coachmen Pursuit, Freelander and Orion RVs recalled – The vehicles shower curtains may not adequately resist catching fire.
- Jayco recalls Alante and Precept motorhomes – The driver’s seat may loosen and detach from the seat base.
Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:
- Sea Port Products Corp is voluntarily recalling a batch of its scallops after at least 206 people became sick with hepatitis A.
- Sentry Foods recalls frozen chicken entrées – The products may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically glass or hard plastic.
- King Soopers recalls assorted donuts – The product contains peanuts, pecans and coconut, allergens not listed on the label.
- Willis Ocean Inc. is recalling 30 cases of Willis Eagle brand MUT GUNG SWEETENED GINGER, because it contains undeclared sulfites.
Beauty & Misc. Health Products:
- Sage Products again expands recall of topical skin products – The products may be contaminated with the Burkholderia cepacia bacterium.
Infant & Children Products:
- Dorel Juvenile Recalls Safety 1st Strollers Due to Fall Hazard – The stroller tray folding mechanism can partially disengage when used with an infant car seat attached to the stroller.
- Alex Toys Recalls Infant Building Play Sets Due to Choking Hazard – Small parts from Alex building play sets can detach and cause a choking hazard to children.
- Cree Recalls LED T8 Lamps Due to Burn Hazard; Includes T8 Lamps Provided as Replacements in Previous Recall – The lamps can overheat and melt.
- Whirlpool Recalls Microwaves Due to Fire Hazard – Internal arcing during use can ignite an internal plastic component, posing a fire hazard.
- Crownplace Brands Recalls Kerosene Lamp Burners Due to Burn and Fire Hazards – The burner’s threads can disengage, allowing the burner to disconnect from the base.
- J.D. North America has Recalled All Power Portable Generators Due to Explosion, Fire and Burn Hazards – The fuel tank can leak.
Apparel & Accesories:
- Mars Retail Group Recalls M&M’S-Branded Jewelry Due to Violation of Lead Standard – The jewelry can contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
Sources: fda.gov, cspc.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