Month: April 2015

Recall Summary

Name of product: Kaleidoscope

Hazard:

The end caps of the kaleidoscope can be removed and expose small parts that can come loose and pose a choking hazard to small children and internal components that pose a risk of laceration.

Consumer Contact: H-E-Buddy Prize Line at (800) 399-0629 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT daily or online at www.bybranded.com and click on “HEBuddy Kaleidoscope recall information” for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 35,000

Description

This recall involves H-E-Buddy kaleidoscopes. The recalled kaleidoscopes are made of red plastic, about 5 ¾ inches long and 2 inches in diameter and have “H-E-Buddy” on the barrel.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported. (more…)

Class I Recall 071-2015
Health Risk: High Apr 29, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Whitney Joy
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2015 – Golden Krust Patties, a Bronx, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 9,073,384 pounds of beef and chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The beef and chicken products were produced on various dates from January 24, 2014 through February 26, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [Labels]

  • 8-lb. cases containing 2-count packages of “Golden Krust Jamaican Style Spicy Beef Patties.”
  • 8-lb. cases containing 2-count packages of “Golden Krust Jamaican Style Mild Beef Patties.”
  • 8-lb. cases containing 2-count packages of “Golden Krust Jamaican Style Chicken Patties.”
  • 12-lb. cases containing 3-count packages of “Golden Krust Jamaican Style Spicy Beef Patties.”
  • 12-lb. cases containing 3-count packages of “Golden Krust Jamaican Style Mild Beef Patties.”
  • 12-lb. cases containing 3-count packages of “Golden Krust Jamaican Style Chicken Patties.”
  • 15-lb. cases containing “Golden Krust Jamaican Style Spicy Beef Patties.”
  • 15-lb. cases containing “Golden Krust Jamaican Style Mild Beef Patties.”
  • 15-lb. cases containing “Golden Krust Jamaican Style Chicken.”
  • 15-lb. cases containing 9-count packages of “Golden Krust Jamaican Style Hot Beef Patties.”
  • 15-lb. cases containing 9-count packages of “Golden Krust Jamaican Style Chicken Patties.”
  • 15-lb. cases containing 9-count packages of “Golden Krust Jamaican Style Mild Beef Patties.”
  • 8.5-lb cases containing 24-count packages of “Golden Krust Jamaican Style Spicy Beef Patties.”
  • 8.5-lb cases containing 24- count packages of “Golden Krust Jamaican Style Chicken.”
  • 40-lb cases containing 10-count packages of “Golden Krust Jamaican Style Spicy Beef Patties.”
  • 15-lb cases containing “Golden Krust Cheezee Beef Patty.”
  • 15-lb cases containing “Golden Krust Jerk Chicken Patty.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 18781 and P-18781” inside the USDA mark of inspection and have an expiration date between January 24, 2015 through February 26, 2016. These items produced were shipped to distributors, retailers, and consumers nationwide.

The problem was discovered during a routine label review by FSIS personnel.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse allergic reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. (more…)

Hy-Vee pulls pasta salad from stores due to potential threat of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria contamination

Contact:
Consumer:
1-800-772-4098

Media:
Tara Deering-Hansen, Assistant Vice President
tdeering-hansen@hy-vee.com
515-559-5770

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 28, 2015 – West Des Moines, Iowa – On April 27, 2015, Hy-Vee, Inc. issued a recall for Hy-Vee Summer Fresh Pasta Salad that is sold in its stores’ kitchen department cold cases and salad bars. The pasta was recalled after Hy-Vee was notified the frozen vegetables used to make the ready-to-eat pasta were potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The frozen vegetables were produced by Inventure Foods, Jefferson, Georgia.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The Summer Fresh Pasta Salad is packaged upon customer request from the kitchen cold case and would have been packaged in 16oz. (1 lb.) or 32oz. (2 lb.) clear plastic containers. A light tan scale-produced label with the product name, weight and price would have been affixed to the container.

The recalled product would have been available in a limited number of stores between April 9, 2015 and April 27, 2015.

Hy-Vee has since pulled the ready-to-eat Summer Fresh Pasta Salad from its distribution channels and the stores in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota to which it was distributed. All stores that received the product have been instructed to dispose of the product.

To date, Hy-Vee has not received any complaints associated with the Summer Fresh Pasta Salad. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product: Lithium ion rechargeable batteries

Hazard:

The batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact: Pedego Electric Bikes toll-free at (888) 870-9754 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT, email info@batteryrecall2015.com, or online at www.pedegoelectricbikes.com and click on “Voluntary Battery Recall” for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 5,000

Description

This recall involves 36-volt and 48-volt lithium ion rechargeable batteries sold separately and as original equipment with Pedego electric bikes. Recalled batteries of each voltage came in two styles. One style has a silver or black metal case that measures about 13 ½ inches long, 6 ½ inches wide and 2 ½ inches high, with black plastic end caps and a handle. The other style has a black or white plastic case that measures about 14 inches long, 6 ½ inches wide and 2 ½ inches high with a red indicator lamp on one end. The batteries have serial numbers that start with “DLG.” A label with the serial number is on one side of the metal batteries and on the underside of the plastic batteries.

Incidents/Injuries

Pedego has received six reports of batteries overheating and catching fire, including one report of property damage. No injuries have been reported. (more…)

Class I Recall 070-2015
Health Risk: High Apr 27, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Felicia Thompson
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2015 – Skyline Provisions, Inc., a Harvey, Ill., establishment, is recalling 1,029 pounds of beef products contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Produced between April 15-25, 2015, the following products are subject to recall:

  • 17 ½ boxes of Aurora Packers Intact Beef Round Flats

On April 15, 2015, Skyline sold the product under their D&S label (Establishment number: 19300), ground and tested one and a half cases of the product. On April 21, 2015, these products were found positive for E. coli O157:H7. The remaining intact, products were sold to Jack & Pat’s Old Fashioned Market in Chicago Ridge, Ill., where the product was ground and sold in various amounts of ground chuck patties, ground chuck, ground round, sirloin patties and porter house patties.

FSIS discovered the problem during a routine sampling program. Neither FSIS nor the company received any reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product. FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may have been sold and stored in consumers’ freezers. (more…)

Class II Recall 059-2015 expansion
Health Risk: Low Apr 27, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Felicia Thompson
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2015 – Corn Maiden Foods, Inc., a Harbor City, Calif. establishment, added an additional item to the recalled products list, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product should have been part of the original 15,600 pounds of pork products that were recalled on April 11, 2015. Therefore, the poundage has not changed. The products contain hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The following products are subject to recall: [View Label]

  • 20.625 lb. cases containing 60 5.5 oz. pieces of “Tamales with Pork Carnitas, Green Chile & Oregano Wrapped in Corn Husks.”
  •  9.375 lb. cases containing 60 2.5 oz. pieces of “Tamales with Pork Carnitas, Green Chile & Oregano Wrapped in Corn Husks.”

On April 11, 2015, the company recalled 15,600 pounds of pork tamales, pork Yucatan, and beef brisket taquitos items that were produced on various dates between April 9, 2014 and April 8, 2015. To read the recall release, click here. The following products listed below were included in the initial recall:

  • 20.625 lb. cases containing 60 5.5 oz. pieces of “Tamales with Pork Sante Fe Green Chile Wrapped in Corn Husks.”
  • 9.375 lb. cases containing 60 2.5 oz. pieces of “Tamales with Pork Sante Fe Green Chile Wrapped in Corn Husks.”
  • 24 lb. cases containing 3 8lb. vacuum sealed packages of “Border Grill Pork Yucatan.”
  • 15 lb. cases containing 100 2.7 oz. pieces of “Border Grill [Beef] Brisket Taquitos.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 20949” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to hotels, restaurants and institutional locations in California.

The problem was discovered by FSIS in-plant personnel during routine verification activities.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. (more…)

Contact:
Consumer:
800-527-0094

Media:
Stephen Ruggero
763-533-5300 x106

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 27, 2015 – New Hope, MN – Waymouth Farms, Inc. of New Hope, MN is recalling RAW PINE NUTS in various sizes, because it 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.

The product was distributed nationwide through retail stores and mail order under the Good Sense® brand. A list of packaging sizes, UPC codes and expiration dates is found below:

Packaging/Size UPC “Freshest if Used By” Date or Range
4 oz. clear plastic tub 30243 50799 10-24-15 – 11/15/15
11/20/15
11/27/15 – 01/14/16
02/6/16 – 07/21/16
4 oz. zipper bag 30243 86680 07/28/15 – 04/08/16
3 oz. zipper bag 30243 86681 09/29/15 – 04/02/16
15 oz. zipper bag 30243 86687 07/17/15 AND 10/22/15

The 4 oz. bags above may have been sold as a floor display, UPC 30243 86683 with a date range of Sep 05, 2015 to Feb 04, 2016.

Product was also sold in a 5 lb. bulk box, UPC 30243 02860, from 06/04/14 to 03/26/15 using the following Julian Codes:

Julian Code
1 155 14
1 183 14
1 210 14
1 223 14
1 239 14
1 260 14
1 281 14
1 282 14
1 317 14
1 351 14
1 020 15
1 050 15
1 085 15

This bulk product would have been sold from bulk self-service grocery bins.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the problem. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product: Portable jumpstart power supplies

Hazard:

The jumpstart’s lithium battery can overheat and cause the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact: Whistler toll-free at (855) 667-9081 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.whistlergroup.com and click on Safety Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 10,400

Description

This recall involves Jump&Go Portable Jumpstart & Power Supply 12V power supplies, with model numbers starting with WJS-3000. The pocket-sized jumpstart power supplies measure about 5.1 inches tall x 3 inches wide x 0.9 inches deep; and were sold in red, black, yellow and pink. They have detachable jumper cables; built-in high output LED flashlight with emergency flashing patterns; and a USB port to charge phones, tablets and cameras among other electronic devices. The Jump&Go and Whistler logos are printed on the front of the unit. Recalled units have date codes in YYYY/WW format from 201404 through 201439. The model number and date code are on the back of the unit under the colored silicone boot. The date code is stamped directly on the case adjacent to the operational label. The model number is on the operational label. Units that have a serial number on the operation label are not included in this recall.

Incidents/Injuries

Whistler has received 45 reports of jumpstart and power supply units overheating and melting, including 18 reports of fire, resulting in approximately $16,000 in property damage. No injuries have been reported. (more…)

Class II Recall 069-2015
Health Risk: Low Apr 24, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Katherine Scheidt
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2015 – Alpine Sausage Kitchen, an Albuquerque, N.M. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,350 pounds of beef and pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The sausage products were produced on various dates from February 4, 2014 and March 26, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]

  • 10-lb. boxes containing “Alpine Sausage Kitchen VIENNA SAUSAGE Calcium Reduced Dried Skim Milk Added.”
  • 10-lb. boxes containing “Alpine Sausage Kitchen COOKED BRATWURST (GERMAN BRAND).”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 7060” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items produced were shipped to a retail location in Texas.

The problem was discovered during a routine label review by FSIS personnel.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. (more…)

Class I Recall 068-2015
Health Risk: High Apr 24, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Katherine Scheidt
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2015 – Hong Ha, a Hyattsville, Md. establishment, is recalling approximately 10,164 pounds of beef and pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain wheat flour, eggs, and milk, known allergens which are not declared on the product label.

The beef and pork items were produced on various dates between December 1, 2014 and April 23, 2015. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]

  • 6-oz. packages containing “HONG HA GIO HUE (Vietnamese Brand Seasoned Pork Patty Mix)”
  • 7-oz. packages containing “HONG HA NEM (Vietnamese Brand Fresh Seasoned Pork Pattie Mix for Barbecue)”
  •  8-oz. packages containing “HONG HA CHA CHIEN (Vietnamese Brand Seasoned Pork, Patty Mix)”
  • 12-oz. vacuum sealed packages containing “HONG HA BO VIEN GAN (Vietnamese Brand Beef & Pork Meat Balls. Beef Tendons Added)”
  • 12-oz. vacuum sealed packages containing “HONG HA BO VIEN (Vietnamese Brand Beef & Pork Meat Balls)”
  • 14-oz. packages containing “HONG HA NEM NUONG (Vietnamese Brand Seasoned Pork Meat Balls, Anchovy Flavored Fish Sauce Added)”
  • 14-oz. packages containing “HONG HA GIO SONG (Vietnamese Brand Fresh Seasoned Pork, Pattie Mix)”
  • 32-oz. banana leaf and plastic packages containing of “HONG HA GIO DAC BIET (Vietnamese Brand Seasoned Pork Patty Mix)”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 4261” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to restaurants and retail locations in Maryland and Virginia.

The problem was discovered during a routine label review by FSIS personnel.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. (more…)