The Popcorn Factory, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Product


Joe Pittito:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 28, 2015 – Lake Forest, Ill – The Popcorn Factory of Lake Forest, Illinois is voluntarily recalling 600 4oz bags of “Lite Works Dill Pickle Popcorn,” (the “Product”) because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Product was distributed nationally in Burlington Coat Factory retail stores.

The Product comes in a 4oz foil bag. A 5 digit lot code is printed along with the best by date just above the price sticker located on the lower left of the backside of the bag. The lot code of the recalled product is 15111, the best by date is SEP 17, 2015.

No illnesses have been reported to date. Continue reading

Great States Recalls Earthwise Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers Due to Injury Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of product: Cordless 17-inch electric lawn mower


The mower can start when the key is not in the starting position, posing an injury hazard to the user.

Consumer Contact: Great States Corporation at (800) 633-1501 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email or online at and click on Safety Recall for more information.

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details


About 1,200


This recall involves Earthwise cordless electric push lawn mowers with a 17-inch mowing deck. The recalled mowers have a silver motor housing and deck with a side discharge chute, a black foldable handle and a bright green bail lever, height adjustment lever and handle knobs. The mowers have a 24-volt removable, rechargeable battery. Brand name “Earthwise” and “17” appear on the front of the mowers. Model number 60517 is on the name plate on the back of the motor cover.


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Natural Grocers® issues recall of Macadamia Nuts due to possible health risk

(303) 986-4600, ext. 531

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — May 27, 2015 — Lakewood, CO. —Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc., a Lakewood, Colo., based natural grocery chain, is recalling two lots of Natural Grocers brand Macadamia nuts as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

This recall was initiated after being notified of positive Salmonella findings in product sampled by the FDA.

UPC Code Description Packed on Dates
0000080657552 RAW MACADAMIA NUTS 10oz 15-041 and 15-056

The product was distributed to Natural Grocers’ 96 stores located in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Consumers can find the specific locations of Natural Grocers stores at: icon.

Only packages bearing the Julian packed on dates listed above are subject to recall.

To date the company has received no reports of illness. Consumers who may have purchased this product should return it to the store for credit or refund. Continue reading

Carefusion Provides Update on Voluntary Global Recall of Avea® Ventilator


Technical Support:

Troy Kirkpatrick
(858) 617-2361

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 27, 2015San Diego, CA — CareFusion, a BD company (NYSE:BDX), provided an update on a global voluntary recall that was initiated on April 21, 2015 to address an issue with certain units of AVEA® ventilators.

The recall has been designated as a Class I recall by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which means the Agency believes that there is a reasonable probability that use of the recalled product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death. To date, no report of patient injury has been received related to this issue.

The AVEA ventilator is only used in hospitals and other health care facilities and is intended for continuous breathing support for neonatal through adult patients. The recall is in response to a potential malfunction of an AVEA ventilator specific 5 psi pressure transducer. The affected AVEA ventilators may develop a failure mode over a period of time, where, by design, the ventilator activates false Extended High Ppeak or Circuit Occlusion audio and visual alarms, opens the safety valve and stops ventilating. If this occurs, alternate ventilation support will be required to reduce the potential of hypoxemia or hypercapnia.

The global recall involves AVEA ventilators manufactured, serviced and distributed from July 1, 2011 to March 15, 2015. CareFusion learned of this issue through customer reports identifying Extended High Ppeak or Circuit Occlusion alarms. A list of affected model and serial numbers is available at the CareFusion website. Refer to Figure 1 for the location of model and serial numbers.

CareFusion puts patient safety first and will continue to work diligently with customers and global regulatory authorities to resolve this issue in a timely manner. The company has notified customers of the recall with an urgent recall letter. The CareFusion Recall Support Center is contacting global customers via telephone to coordinate on-site AVEA ventilator correction in a timely, effective manner.

The FDA and other regulatory authorities have been notified.

Instructions to Customers

CareFusion does not require the return of affected AVEA ventilators. Continue reading

Euro Import Distributions Inc Issues an Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Dried Apricots


Mark Kipnis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 27, 2015 – Brooklyn, NY – EURO IMPORT DISTRIBUTIONS INC at 4821 1st Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232 is recalling dried apricots in 3.5 oz plastic bags, because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled Dried Apricots is sold in 3.5 oz plastic bags coded 20 02 15 and was distributed in New York State. It is a product of Russia.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in packages of Dried Apricots which did not declare sulfites on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reaction in some asthmatics.

Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites. Analysis of the Dried Apricots revealed it contains 23.26 mg per serving.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers who have purchased Dried Apricots should return it to the place of purchase. Continue reading