It is important to remain aware and cautious about recalls announced for any and all products we used in day-to-day life. Products of all types are susceptible to defects, contamination, and misbranding. To remain aware of the most recent recalls please see the summaries and links below. The majority of this week’s recalls involve food products recalled due to either contamination or undeclared allergens.
Blinds To Go Recalls Window Shades (31 March, 2015) Blinds To Go Recalls Window Shades after discovering the chain/cord can loop and cause a strangulation hazard to young children. The recall includes custom made shades, which have a hold down device for the cord. The recalled shades were available for purchase online and in Blinds To Go showrooms. Although no injuries associated with this recall have been reported consumers are encouraged to contact the company for a free retrofit kit, which contains a replacement part.
Giant Factories Recalls Water Heaters (31 March, 2015) Giant Factories Recalls Water Heaters due to potential explosive incidents. It has been discovered that the flame arrestor can fail and pose an increased risk for explosion if there are flammable contents in proximity. The models subject to this recall are: UG30‐30MF‐N2U‐US, UG40‐32LF‐P1U‐US, UG50‐36LF‐P1U‐US, and UG50‐40LF‐N1U‐US. The products can also be identified by their serial numbers, which can be found by selecting the link above. No injuries have been reported thus far involving such explosive incidents, but consumers are urged to immediately remove any potentially combustible materials from the area surrounding the water heater and contact the company for a complimentary inspection.
Bauer Hockey recalls Hockey Goalie Masks and Replacement Wires (31 March, 2015) Bauer Hockey recalls Hockey Goalie Masks and Replacement Wires because it has been discovered the wires on the cages can break creating an increased risk of facial impacts and potential laceration injuries. The recall includes Concept C1 Goal Masks with certified titanium oval wire, NME 10 Goal Masks with certified titanium oval wire as well as RP NME Ti titanium replacement cages. Thus far there have been nine reports of wire breakage, four of which resulted in laceration injuries. The company can be contacted for instructions on how to obtain a free replacement cage and throat protector.
Food and Drug Administration- Recalls/Safety Alerts
La Terra Fina Expand Recall of Chunky Spinach Artichoke & Parmesan Dip & Spread (31 March, 2015) La Terra Fina Expand Recall of Chunky Spinach Artichoke & Parmesan Dip & Spread due to a recall by suppliers or the organic spinach as a result of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled product can be identified as 10-oz packages of Chunky Spinach Artichoke & Parmesan Dip & Spreadwith the UPC number 6-40410-51327-3 and the best by date of 4/5/15.
GetGo Recalls Grab-and-Go Subs (31 March, 2015) GetGo Recalls Grab-and-Go Subs due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, more specifically eggs. Products included within this recall are 7” Grab-and-Go Turkey and Swiss Sub with the UPC code 65567 20399 and Grab-and-Go Italian Sub with the UPC code 25567 20399. Both products bear the sell by date through April 2, 2015.
Giant Eagle Recalls Multiple Products (31 March, 2015) Giant Eagle Recalls Multiple Products due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, more specifically eggs and milk. The recall involves fruit danish, cheese danish, imported cheese, meringue pies and heat and serve fried fish. Please select the link above for further identification information for each of the mentioned recalled products.
Aurora Products, Inc. Expands Recall of Walnuts and Trail Mixes Containing Walnuts (31 March, 2015) Aurora Products, Inc. Recalls Walnuts and Trail Mixes Containing Walnuts due to potential contamination with Salmonella. The recall has been expanded to include distribution to a retail store in New York City. Thus far no illnesses have been associated with the recalled walnuts or trail mixes.
Hannaford Recalls Two Mixed Nut Items (31 March, 2015) Hannaford Recalls Two Mixed Nut due to potential contamination with Salmonella. The two recalled products are 9-9.5 oz packages of mixed nuts with the item numbers 725439 94507 and 725439 94563. No illnesses have been associated to the recalled nut products.
Whole Foods Market Recalls Bran Muffin Six Packs (31 march, 2015) Whole Foods Market recalls Bran Muffin Six Packs due to potential presence of undeclared allergens, more specifically eggs and milk. The six packs of muffins were available for purchase in clear packaging with the best by dates of 1/21/15 to 4/6/15. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported thus far related to the recalled muffins.
Hope Foods Recalls Kale Pesto Hummus (1 April, 2015) Hope Foods recalls Kale Pesto Hummus due to the presence of undeclared walnuts. The recalled hummus can be identified by the lot code 030215-KP, UPC code 8-56500-00426-6 and the best by date of 05/04/15. No illnesses or reactions have been reported thus far associated to this particular recall.
Maya Overseas Food Inc. Recalls Cumin Powder (1 April, 2015) Maya Overseas Food Inc. Recalls Cumin Powder due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, more specifically peanuts. The recalled cumin powder was distributed in 7 oz clear packages to retail stores in NY, CT, NJ, MA, PA and VA. No illnesses associated with this recall have been reported.
Henry’s Farm Inc. Recalls Soybean Sprouts (3 April, 2015) Henry’s Farm Inc. recalls Soybean Sprouts after discovering potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall affects 1 lb. bags of soybean sprouts labeled “Natto Soybean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” , which bear the UPC code 1303020000 and 10 lb. bags of soybean sprouts similarly labeled , which were produced on or after March 24, 2015.
Aadji & Manten International, LLC Recalls Canned Corned Beef Products (1 April, 2015) Aadji & Manten International, LLC Recalls Canned Corned Beef Products due to lack of inspection. The recalled products can be identified as 123 cases of 3-340 g cans of “Laser Corned Beef” with the best by date of 3/10/2019. The products also bear the establishment number “EST. Brazil 337”.
Robber’s Roast Jerky Recalls Beef and Pork Jerky (1 April, 2015) Robber’s Roast Jerky Recalls Beef and Pork Jerky due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall involves 6” sticks of “Smoked Beef & Pork Pepper Stick” with the packaging code 032420150004.
Lebanese Butcher Slaughter, Inc. Recalls Beef, Goat, and Lamb Products (2 April, 2015) Lebanese Butcher Slaughter, Inc. recalls Beef, Goat, and Lamb Products due to lack of full inspection. The products subject to recall are 406 lb. of beef cuts, which were packaged in clear plastic bags, and 496 lb. of lamb or goat cuts, which were packaged in unlabeled plastic bags. The recalls products also bear the establishment number “Est. 31959”.