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. Most of the listed recalls over the past week involve defective consumer products that have been discovered to pose an increased risk to consumers.
efco Expands Prior Recall of Gas Trimmers (10 March, 2015) Efco expands prior recall of Gas Trimmers after discovering that the muffler on the engine can break during use and increase the risk of a fire. The trimmers were sold for residential and professional application for cutting grass and brush. The models subject to this recall are 36cc models 8371S and 8371T, and a 40.2cc model 8421T engine displacement. The model numbers can be found printed on the front of the engines and brand name “efco” should be located on the wand. Thus far there have been 11 reports of muffler failure, two of which resulted in singed hair. Consumers are encouraged to discontinue use of the subject trimmers and contact an authorized “efco” dealer for replacement.
K.J. Sportswear California Recalls Children’s Pajamas (10 March, 2015) K.J. Sportswear California recalls Children’s Pajamas due to failure of the subject pajamas to meet the flammability standards set forth by the federal agencies. The recalled pajamas can be readily identified by the following tracking numbers, which can be found on the inside neck label: 728141, 995755, 995756, 995757 and 995758. No injuries have been reported associated with the pajamas, but consumers are encouraged to discontinue use of these pajamas and return them to the company for a refund.
SCARPA North America Recalls Ski Boots (11 March, 2015) SCARPA North America recalls Ski Boots with Tronic System because the Tronic System, can unexpectedly which between ski mode and walk mode, creating an increased risk for falls and injuries, should the boot release from the bindings during use. The recalled ski boots can be identified by the model name “F1 EVO”, which will be printed on the upper right ankle of the boots. Thus far there have been two reports of torn ligament injuries resulting from falls, associated with the boots’ failure to release from binding. Consumers are urged to discontinue use and contact the company for a refund.
Urban Outfitters Recalls Teacups (11 March, 2015) Urban Outfitters Recalls Teacups due to a mislabeling that the cups are safe for microwave use, when in actuality the gold paint accents on the teacups can potentially spark and cause an increase risk of fire. The recall includes four different styles of “Cheeky” six-ounce ceramic teacups, which bear various phrases on them. There has been one report of the teacup sparking while in the microwave, but no injuries have been reported associated with the recalled teacups. Consumers are encouraged to stop using the recalled teacups and contact the company for instructions for return and refund of the purchased teacups.
Kroger Recalls Kid’s Korner Children’s Zipper Hooded Sweatshirts (11 March, 2015) Kroger Recalls Kid’s Korner Children’s Zipper Hooded Sweatshirts due to a choking hazard created by the fact that the zipper pull can detach and potentially pose a choking hazard to children. The recalled sweatshirts can be identified by style numbers ending with 8025, 8025P, 8128, 8128P, 8174P, 8251, 8326 or 8326P. Photos of the sweatshirts subject to this recall can also be viewed on the Recall Alerts section on the company’s web site. Although no injuries have been reported associated with the recalled sweatshirts, there has been one report of the zipper pull in fact detaching. Consumers may return the sweatshirts for refund and are highly encouraged to take the sweatshirt away from any young child immediately.
M&M’s World Store Recalls Youth Loungewear Pants (12 March, 2015) M&M’s World Store Recalls Youth Loungewear Pants due to failure to meet federal flammability standards. The pants can be identified by identification numbers ending in 0711, 0212, 1112, 0313, 0413 or 0713. Although no accidents have been reported involving the recalled pants, consumers are urged to take the pants away from children and return them for a refund.
Westinghouse Lighting Recalls Glass Shade Holders (12 March, 2015) Westinghouse Lighting recalls Glass Shade Holders after discovering that the pull chain is defectively wired and creates an increased shock hazard. The product subject to this recall is a ceiling mounted holder bearing the model number 70242 and product date code “2014 APR” on the bottom of the holder near the socket. No injuries have been reported associated with the recalled holders, but consumers are encouraged to stop using the shade holders and contact the company for a free replacement holder kit.
Food and Drug Administration- Recalls/Safety Alerts
Ultra ZX Labs, LLC Recalls Ultra ZX (10 March, 2015) Ultra ZX Labs, LLC recalls Ultra ZX due to undeclared Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein. Sibutramine is a controlled substance removed from the market in 2010 due to safety concerns and Phenolphthalein is not an active ingredient in any approved United states drug. There have been no reported adverse events thus far, but consumers are encouraged to discontinue use of Ultra ZX, which is a weight loss supplement. The recalled product was marketed as a dietary supplement and sold in cases of thirty bottles of capsules of 300mg.
Hospira Recalls One Lot of Lactated Ringer’s Irrigation (11 March, 2015) Hospira recalls One Lot of Lactated Ringer’s Irrigation due to potential mold contamination. There have been confirmed consumer reports of several dark, fibrous particulates floating within the solution. The significance of such contamination is that it may result in bacteremia, sepsis, septic shock and endocarditis, and death may result. Consumers with an inventory of the recalled lot should stop use and distribution in addition to quarantining the product immediately.
Up Trading, Inc. Recalls Corn Bba (11 March, 2015) T. Up Trading, Inc. recalls Corn Bba due to an undeclared allergen, more specifically milk. The recalled product was packaged in 72g packaging in Polypropylene and has banana flavoring with real banana frosting. The products can be further identified by the UPC code 8801111910743 and Expiration date 5/27/2015 and 5/31/2015.
Trader Joe’s Recalls Cinnamon Almonds (12 March, 2015) Trader Joe’s recalls Cinnamon Almonds due to an undeclared allergen, more specifically peanuts. The recall includes all lots of 16 ounce packages of Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Almonds. The clear plastic 16 ounces packages of almonds can also be identified by the UPC number 00761437 on the back of the package.
Giant Eagle Recalls Irish Soda Bread (11 March, 2015) Giant Eagle Recalls Irish Soda Bread due to an undeclared allergen, more specifically milk. The recalled Irish Soda Bread can be identified by the UPC of 20761800000 and was available for purchase in Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and West Virginia.
Badia Spices, Inc. Recalls Ground Cumin Products (12 March, 2015) Badia Spices, Inc. Recalls Ground Cumin Products due to an undeclared allergen, more specifically peanut protein. The recalled product was available for purchase in 7 oz., 2 oz., and 16 oz. containers bearing the following UPC numbers: 033844-00002-8, 033844-00007-3, and 033844-00516-0. Thus far no adverse reactions have been reported.
Bon Appetizers, LLC Recalls Products (12 March, 2015) Bon Appetizers, LLC Recalls Products due to an undeclared allergen, more specifically peanuts. The products subject to this recall bear the establishment number “P-32068” and a list of the products included within this recall can be found by selecting the link above. It was discovered that the potential contamination was within the cumin used in the products.
L&L Foods Recalls Bacon Bits (12 March, 2015) L&L Foods Recalls Bacon Bits due to an undeclared allergen, more specifically soy lecithin. The recall includes 0.5 oz. packages on “Uncured Bacon Bits”, which bear the establishment number “Est.45361”.