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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.

42 Recalls you should be aware this week.

Medical Devices & Equipment:


  • Toyota adds 1.6m cars to Takata inflator recall list.
  • Takata airbagTakata Recall Expanded by 8 More Automakers – Honda, which is recalling 4.5 million units, Fiat Chrysler with 4.3 million, Toyota with 1.65 million, and Subaru, which is recalling almost 400,000. Some of these cars include the Saab 9-2x and Pontiac Vibe that Toyota and Subaru made for General Motors. Mazda will recall 730,000 vehicles and Nissan has 400,000 affected units. The smallest numbers were posted by Mitsubishi, with 38,000 Lancers manufactured from 2006 to 2007, and as a noteworthy high-end manufacturer, Ferrari is calling back 2,800 vehicles.
  • Ford recalls 2013 and 2014 F-150 models for leaking brakes.
  • Maserati recalls 26k sedans for rear suspension failure.
  • Volvo recalls XC90s – The sunroof switch on the overhead console could be pressed unintentionally.

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

Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:

  • The Caramel Factory recalls various candy products – The products contain a multitude of allergens not listed on the label.
  • Aurnish Enterprises recalls pork dumpling products for undeclared allergen – The products contain monosodium glutamate, which is not listed on the label.
  • habanero peppersMontero Farms recalls Orange Habanero Peppers – The product may be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Sweet Earth Natural Foods Issues Voluntary Recall of Mispackaged Big Sur Burritos That Contain the Santa Cruz Burrito: Potential Allergy Concern for Those with Milk Allergy.
  • Sid Wainer and Son Recalls Domaine de Provence La Cucina Tart Shells and Domaine de Provence Neutral 3″ Cone Tart Shells Due to Undeclared Allergens.
  • sunflower seedsC. J. Dannemiller Co. Annouces Recall of “Sunflower Kernels, Roasted and Salted” and “Sunflower Kernels, Roasted No Salt” Because of Possible Listeria monocytogenes.
  • E S Foods Recalls Meal Breaks Containing Sunflower Seeds Because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Backroad Country Brand Sunflower Kernel Products issues voluntary recall for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Infant & Children Products:

  • Mayborn USA recalls Tommee Tippee Sippee Spill-Proof Cups Due to Risk of Mold Exposure.
  • Osprey Recalls Child Backpack Carriers Due to Fall Hazard – A cut in the plastic buckle on the shoulder strap can cause the shoulder strap to release.
  • BESTAR recalls juvenile dressers – The dressers are unstable, posing a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard.

Sporting Equipment:

  • Box Components Recalls BMX Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazard – The steer tube can become loose in the crown of the fork.
  • Hed Cycling Recalls Bicycle Rims Due to Crash Hazard – The rims can cause the brake pads to wear out unexpectedly.
  • Black Diamond recalls via ferrata climbing equipment – The lanyards could allow the ends to unexpectedly detach.
  • Black Diamond recalls climbing ascenders – The ascenders’ rivet holding the toothed cam can release.
  • Black Diamond recalls camming climbing devices – The camming devices can come apart during use and fail.

Household Products:

  • Hollander Sleep Products Recalls Mattress Pads Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard; Sold Exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond.
  • Currey & Company Recalls Chandeliers Due to Impact Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Ethan Allen – The loop at the top of the chandelier can break causing the chandelier to fall, posing an impact injury hazard.
  • Rheem Recalls to Repair Water Heaters Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot – The control panel on the Performance Platinum water heaters can overheat.
  • TJX Recalls Foldable Lounge Chairs Due to Risk of Injury; Sold at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls Stores – The chairs can collapse unexpectedly.
  • Noble House Recalls Counter Stools Due to Laceration Hazard – The kick plates of the Louigi and Tate counter stools can have a sharp edge.
  • Philips Lighting Recalls Metal Halide Lamps Due to Burn and Laceration Hazards – The outer bulbs can shatter, resulting in hot internal pieces of glass falling from the lamps, posing a burn and laceration hazard.
  • Water Heating Technologies Recalls Gas Water Heaters Due to Fire Hazard – The water heaters have a space between the burner flange and the combustion chamber that allows flammable liquids or gases to contact burning flammable vapors inside the combustion chamber.
  • Honda Recalls Mini Tillers Due to Risk of Injury – The throttle cable can be pinched during packaging, causing the tiller tines to rotate unexpectedly when the lever is not engaged.
  • Rixson Exterior Gate Closers Recalled Due to Injury Hazard – The gate closer mechanism can break and eject metal pieces including the spring or it can spray oil, posing a risk of injury.


  • Klein Tools recalls digital clamp meters – The meters can fail to give an accurate voltage reading.

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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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