Month: May 2015

Class I Recall 084-2015
Health Risk: High May 29, 2015

Congressional and Public Affairs
Alexandra Tarrant
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2015 – Total Packaging of KY, Inc., an Owensboro, Ky., establishment, is recalling approximately 18,000 pounds of Anytime Foods Turkey and Cheese Lunch Kits due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The turkey and cheese product was produced on May 4, 5, 12 and 18. The following product is subject to recall: [View Label]

  • 4 compartment plastic tray packages labeled “ANYTIME FOODS TURKEY & CHEESE LUNCH KIT.”

The product subject to recall bears the establishment number “P6734A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. This product was shipped for institutional use only.

The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel while performing an operational sanitation task.

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

Contact:
Consumer:
(509) 545-9551

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 29, 2015 – Paleteria La Jalpita of Pasco, Washington – is recalling ice cream bars and popsicles because it may contain undeclared milk and sulfite. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or sulfite run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

PRODUCTS UNDECLARED Net Weight
Coco (Coconut) Popsicle Sulfite 3 Fl oz.
Walnut (Nuez) Bolis Milk 3.5 Fl oz.

Coconut popsicles were distributed through the state of Oregon and Washington through retail and direct delivery and the Walnut Bolis were sold only through the retail store located at 202 W. Lewis Street, Pasco WA 99301. These products were sold between March 2015 and May 2015. Products are sold in a sealed clear plastic bag or bolis (tube) and stored in a freezer. There are no codes on labels.

No illnesses have been reported to date. (more…)

Contact:
Consumer:
1-888-238-8107

Media:
Joe Pittito:
516-237-6131

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. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product: Cordless 17-inch electric lawn mower

Hazard:

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 sales@reelin.com or online at www.americanlawnmower.com and click on Safety Recall for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 1,200

Description

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.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported (more…)

Contact:
Consumer:
(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: https://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-locationsdisclaimer 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. (more…)

Contact:
Consumer:
888-562-6018

Technical Support:
888-231-2466

Media:
Troy Kirkpatrick
(858) 617-2361
Email: troy.kirkpatrick@carefusion.com

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. (more…)

Contact:
Consumer:
718-768-5145

Media:
Mark Kipnis
718-768-5145

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. (more…)

Contact:
Consumer:
888-233-3773
718-272-1300

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 26, 2015 – Brooklyn, NY – Our firm is voluntarily recalling Brown Betty Coconut Milk Powder Mix because the product contains Sodium Caseinate, but the label lacks the allergen statement “Contains milk.” People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Please return all unused portion to the store you had purchase the product from for a full refund.

The recalled “Coconut Milk Powder” was sold in NY, NJ, CT, MD, NC and FL.

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

Recall Summary

Name of product: GT downhill mountain bicycles

Hazard:

The front wheel hub can break and cause the disc brake system to fail, posing crash and injury hazards to the consumer.

Consumer Contact: Cycling Sports Group at (800) 726-2453 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email custserve@cyclingsportsgroup.com, or online at www.gtbicycles.com and click on Recalls under Recalls & Safety at the bottom of the page.

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Recall Details

Units

About 160

Description

This recall involves all 2015 model year GT Fury Elite and GT Fury Expert downhill mountain bicycles. The recalled 2015 Fury Elite model is white with blue and red accents. The recalled 2015 Fury Expert model is metallic grey with lime green accents. The bicycles have front and rear disc brakes and come with rear shock absorbers and front suspensions. “Fury” is printed on the top tube, the GT logo is on the down tube and the chainstay. The model names are printed in small letters on the top tube of the bicycles near the word Fury.

Incidents/Injuries

Cycling Sports Group has received two reports of broken hubs. No injuries have been reported. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product: Mason Jar Night Light

Hazard:

The plastic around the base of the light bulb can melt, posing a burn hazard.

Consumer Contact: Call Christmas Tree Shops, Christmas Tree Shop andThat! or andThat! toll-free at (888) 287-3232 any time, or online at www.christmastreeshops.com and click on the “Product Recalls” link at the bottom of the homepage.

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Recall Details

Units

About 12,000

Description

The night light features a glass mason jar enclosing the 7-watt incandescent light bulb.  The night light was sold with a clear glass mason jar enclosure or a silver glass mason jar enclosure.  The glass jars have clear raised letters that read “frutta del prato.” The night lights measure approximately 10.5 inches high by 3.5 inches wide. The light bulb has a plastic piece securing the light bulb to the glass mason jar.  The affected Model No. is DGL0915.  The SKU is 30732353.  The Model No. and SKU appear on the price tag affixed to the product packaging.

Incidents/Injuries

There have been two reported incidents involving the night lights with the silver jar in which the plastic around the base of the light bulb melted. No injuries or property damage has been reported. (more…)