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.

13 Recalls you should be aware this week.



  • Volkswagen/Porsche recalling more than 800,000 VW Touareg and Porsche Cayenne SUVs globally as a precautionary measure, to fix a potentially faulty component on the pedal mechanism.
    • The carmakers said 391,000 Touaregs and 409,477 Cayennes built between 2011 and 2016 would be recalled because “a circlip could be loose on the bearing bracket for pedals.”
  • Evercraft jack stands sold by NAPA Auto Parts stores were recalled – The jack stands may collapse during use.
  • Winnebago Adventurers and Itasca Suncruisers recalled. The bolts that attach the hitch to the frame in the recalled vehicles were not properly torqued. Improper torquing of the hitch bolts could cause the hitch to detach, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Thor Motor Coach recalls Hurricane and Windsport motor homes. A heat build-up in a storage compartment could cause the compartment to melt.
  • Battery-Biz recalls Cyntur CTJSLI Lithium Ion Jumpstarters. Due to faulty design of the cable assembly, the jumpstarter may overheat and catch fire.

Motorcycle/Scooters/Utility Vehicles:

  • KTM recalls Husqvarna TR650 Terra and TR650 Strada motorcycles – The motorcycles may unexpectedly stall.

Food & Beverage:


  • Trader Joe’s issued voluntary recall of Chocolate Orange Sticks and Chocolate Raspberry Sticks for Undeclared Milk in ingredients.
  • Gerber Organic 2ND FOODS Pouches recalled – A packaging defect may result in product spoilage.
  • AA brand dried ginger slice products recalled – The products may contain sulfites not listed on the label.
  • Freshology recalls chicken salad products – The product contains egg, an allergen not listed on the label.
  • H-E-B recalls Hill Country Fare Chunk Light Tuna in Oil – The product may have been undercooked due to an equipment malfunction.

Infant & Children Products:

  • Gerber Organic 2ND FOODS Pouches recalled – A packaging defect may result in product spoilage.



  • Panasonic Recalls Lithium-ion Laptop Battery Packs Due to Fire Hazard – Conductive foreign material was mixed into the battery cells during manufacturing, posing a risk of fire.

Sporting Equipment:

  • Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Headlights and Taillights Due to Fire and Burn Hazards – The headlights and taillights can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

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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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