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.

27 Recalls you should be aware this week.

Medical Devices & Equipment:

  • HeartWare Inc. Extends Recall to Include Batteries Used in the Ventricular Assist Device Due to Premature Power Depletion. If the HVAD system is not connected to an additional power source shortly after the system sounds an alarm indicating a low battery level, the pump will stop working and the patient may experience serious adverse health consequences, including death.


  • Mercedes is recalling 135 GT S coupes built for the 2016 model year between June 1 and July 24, 2015, to check the carbon-fiber driveshaft. A stop-sale order has been issued for the affected vehicles.
  • Toyota issued a recall for certain 2010 – 2012 Toyota Prius and Toyota Prius Plug-In models, plus 2011 and 2012 Lexus CT200h models because of a potential fault in the side curtain airbag.
  • Ford issued three separate recalls affecting over 8,500 vehicles, including 7,000 of its most important models. The 2015 and 2016 Explorer and F-150 represent the bulk of the recalled vehicles. The affected models come from two different facilities and ride on two different platforms but suffer from the same issue – a bad weld on the driver’s rear seatback. According to Ford, the seats “may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.”


  • KYMCO recalls K-Pipe motorcycles – The gear shift pattern was assembled in a reverse sequence.

Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories:

  • Polaris Recalls Ranger ROVs Due to Fire Hazard – The ROVs can overheat during heavy engine loading, slow-speed intermittent use and/or high outdoor temperatures and catch fire.
  • Forest River recalls Stealth Evo recreational vehicle trailers – The vehicles may have tires of the wrong load range.
  • Tuscany motor homes recalled – The brakes may drag and possibly overheat potentially resulting in a fire.

Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:

  • Dream Body Weight Loss Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Dream Body 450mg, Dream Body Extreme Gold 800mg, Dream Body Advanced 400mg Due to Undeclared Sibutramine.
  • flourGeneral Mills Expands Flour Recall to Include Additional Dates from Last Fall – he recall is being expanded due to a newly-reported illness that appears to have stemmed from the consumption of raw dough or batter linked to flour produced last fall.
  • Cumberland Farms Announces Voluntary Recall if it’s Sea Salt Caramel Delights Flavor of Cumberland Farms Premium Chocolate Treats Due to Possible Presance of Peanuts
  • Eastland Food Corp. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Euro Custard Cakes.
  • Greenland Trading recalls Al Rasheed Sardine – The product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.
  • molly&drew recalls American Original Beer Bread Mix – The product may be contaminated with E. coli.
  • U.S. Cado Holdings recalls imported Swai fillets – The products failed to comply with government requirements concerning residue sampling and testing.
  • GMJ Natural Products recalls Jugo Moringa Plus Antioxidant – The product may contain whey protein, an allergen not listed on the label.
  • Tippin’s Key Lime Pie recalled – The product may contain peanut residue, an allergen not listed on the label.
  • HP Hood recalls protein drinks – A possible packaging defect may result in product spoilage during transport and handling.
  • key-lime-pieGardner Pie Company recalls Cheesecakes and Key Lime Pies – The products may contain peanut residue, an allergen not listed on the label.
  • Red Bowl Foods recalls wonton and dumpling products – The products contain egg, an allergen not listed on the label.

Infant & Children Products:

  • Kiddy USA recalls certain World Plus combination forward facing child restraint systems because the buckle can only partially engage, while seeming to be fully in operation. This recall was originally announced in late April 2016. Units: 4,000.
  • Saro Trading recalls five styles of girls’ nightgowns because the material violates federal flammability standards.


  • HP Recalls Batteries for HP and Compaq notebook computers – The battery packs can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Sporting Equipment:

Household Products:

  • Following an Additional Child Fatality, IKEA Recalls 29 Million MALM and Other Models of Chests and Dressers Due to Serious Tip-Over Hazard; Consumers Urged to Anchor Chests and Dressers or Return for Refund.
  • Winco Fireworks Recalls Black Cat Cone Fountains Due to Fire Hazard – When ignited, the device can burst and spread sparks and pyrotechnic materials outward instead of upward as intended.


  • 3M recalls hard hats – Hard hats sold online do not protect against electric shock.


  • Saro Trading recalls five styles of girls’ nightgowns because the material violates federal flammability standards.

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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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