Month: January 2016

Class I Recall 012-2016
Health Risk: High Jan 30, 2016

Congressional and Public Affairs
Richard J. McIntire
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2016 – The Noble Spoon, a Santa Rosa, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 289 pounds of beef and chicken entree products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and do not have a federal mark of inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The fresh beef and chicken items were produced on Jan. 27 and Jan. 28, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 12-oz. sealed plastic trays containing “THE NOBLE SPOON, Chicken Carbonara.”
  • 12.5-oz. sealed plastic trays containing “THE NOBLE SPOON, Chicken Picatta.”
  • 12.5-oz. sealed plastic trays containing “THE NOBLE SPOON, Meatloaf & Potatoes with bacon and cheddar cheese.”
  • 13-oz. sealed plastic trays containing “THE NOBLE SPOON, Spaghetti & Meatballs.”
  • 13-oz. sealed plastic trays containing “THE NOBLE SPOON, John Ash Signature Dish, Campanelle Pasta Bolognese.”
  • 13-oz. sealed plastic trays containing “THE NOBLE SPOON, John Ash Signature Dish, Mexican Pot Roast.”
  • 14.5-oz. sealed plastic trays containing “THE NOBLE SPOON, Chicken Enchiladas.”
  • 15-oz. sealed plastic trays containing “THE NOBLE SPOON, Chicken Burrito.”

The products subject to recall did not undergo federal inspection and do not bear an establishment number or USDA mark of inspection. The products subject to recall have the Sell-by dates of “02 03” or “02 04” printed on the back of the packaging. The items were shipped to retail locations in Marin and Sonoma counties in California.

The problem was discovered by FSIS while conducting surveillance activities at retail establishments.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider. (more…)

For Immediate Release

January 29, 2016

Contact

Consumers

 1-866-465-0051

Firm Press Release

Garden of Life LLC is voluntarily withdrawing a limited quantity of its Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal Chocolate, Original, Vanilla and Vanilla Chai because they have the potential to contain Salmonella Virchow. Even though Garden of Life routinely performs pathogen testing on every finished good lot to ensure safety and no product has ever tested positive for the presence of Salmonella, the company felt it was in the public’s best interest to take this voluntary action. 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. FDA is investigating illnesses.

Every lot tested negative for the presence of Salmonella prior to release to the market. Raw Meal products are distributed throughout the United States and sold at better health food stores and natural grocers.

Consumers who believe they may have a Raw Meal product affected by this recall, should look for the following lot codes prominently stamped on the underside of the plastic container. The following is the list of lots affected:

PRODUCT NAME Lot Number Exp Date
RAW Organic Meal 10 CNT Tray 47214800 9/12017
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Full Size 47198800 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Full Size 47214600 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai Full Size 47215500 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai Full Size 47215501 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size 47216100 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size 47225500 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Full Size 47225900 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Full Size 47249200 9/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai 10 CNT Tray 47183201 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size 47198601 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai Half Size 47206000 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size 47225600 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Half Size 47225800 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Half Size 47226200 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Half Size 47226400 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Full Size 47236000 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla 10 CNT Tray 47248000 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Full Size 47248901 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size 47253900 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Half Size 47257401 9/30/17
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Full Size 47226000 10/1/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size 47216200 10/31/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Full Size 47225601 10/31/17
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Full Size 47226100 10/31/17
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Half Size 47226201 10/31/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai Full Size 47226300 10/31/17
RAW Organic Meal Full Size 47246500 10/31/17
RAW Organic Meal Vanilla Chai Full Size 47247600 10/31/17
RAW Organic Meal Chocolate Half Size 47247800 10/31/17

“In an overabundance of caution we are taking this extreme measure because we want to ensure that you never have to wonder about the purity of any Raw Meal product.” said Brian Ray, President of Garden of Life. (more…)

For Immediate Release

January 28, 2016

Contact

Consumers

Lucy’s Weight Loss System
PBFITME@gmail.com
  (682) 308-0199

Firm Press Release

Lucy’s Weight Loss System of Arlington, TX, is voluntarily recalling all lots of Pink Bikini and Shorts on the Beach Capsules in all colors, 30 count (750MG per capsule) to the consumer level. Pink Bikini and Shorts on the Beach may contain an undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredient.

FDA analysis of Pink Bikini (white capsules, blue capsules and gold capsules) and Shorts on the Beach (blue capsules and gold capsules) found these products to be tainted with Sibutramine, Phenolphthalein, and/or Diclofenac, and that this active ingredients are not declared on the label of the product.  Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010. Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke.  Phenophthalein is an ingredient previously used in over-the-counter laxatives, but because of concerns of carcinogenicity, it is not currently approved for marketing in the U.S. Health risks associated with phenolphthalein could include potentially serious gastrointestinal disturbances, irregular heartbeat, and cancer with long-term use. Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Use of diclofenac in patients already taking NSAIDS, with allergies, with underlying illnesses or with recent cardiac bypass surgery, could lead to gastrointestinal disturbances, fatal heart attack or stroke. Out of an abundance of caution, Lucy’s Weight Loss System is recommending that Pink Bikini and Shorts on the Beach, in all strengths and pill colors not be consumed, as they may contain any of these undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients and/or an unknown active pharmaceutical ingredient.  Any of these undeclared ingredients would make this product an unapproved new drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established.

Lucy’s Weight Loss System has not received any complaints to date. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product: Longfellow lighting fixtures for indoor and outdoor use

Hazard:

Improper wiring can allow melting of the insulation and cause the fixtures to short out, posing fire and shock hazards.

Consumer Contact: Varaluz collect at 702-792-6900 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.varaluz.com and click on the recall news article at the bottom of the homepage for more information. Consumers can also email the firm at customerservice@varaluz.com.

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Recall Details

Units

About 80

Description

This recall involves all Longfellow model 3- and 4-light light fixtures for indoor or outdoor use. The black metal fixtures have a clear/frosted glass shade on four sides and can be wall mounted or ceiling mounted. Model number 731KL04EB, 731KM03EB, 731P03EB, 331P03BL, 731P03EB or 331P04BL is printed on the label on the canopy of the ceiling mounted fixtures or the backplate of wall mounted fixtures.

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received two reports of lights bulbs shorting. No injuries have been reported. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product: green sprouts® glass food cubes

Hazard:

The glass containers can break unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury.

Consumer Contact: i play. at 800-876-1574 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at contactus@iplaybaby.com or online at www.iplaybaby.com and click on the “Health & Safety” link at the bottom of the right side of the homepage under the Support column for more information.

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

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Units

About 68,000 (in addition, about 300 sold in Canada)

Description

The recalled glass food storage cubes are sold in a set of four with colored, rubberized plastic lids and fit into one storage tray. The cubes are sold in 2-ounce and 4-ounce sizes. The lid colors and trays of the affected lot of 2-ounce cubes include blue, green and pink. The lid colors and trays of the affected 4-ounce cubes include blue, green, pink and yellow. “green sprouts” is molded into each plastic lid, on edges of the matching plastic storage tray and on the bottom of each quadrant of the storage tray. “green sprouts® by i play., Inc.”  and “Made in China” are molded into the bottom of each glass cube. On the bottom of the plastic storage tray is a tracking dial with one of the following markings:

 

An arrow that points to “11” and the numbers on the sides of the arrow read “4” on the left of the arrow and “1” on the right.

 

An arrow that points to “5” and the numbers on the sides of the arrow read “1” on the left of the arrow and “5” on the right.

Incidents/Injuries

CPSC and the firm are aware of 23 reports of incidents. No injuries have been reported. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product: 100-watt bendable solar panels

Hazard:

The solar panels can overheat, posing a risk of fire.

Consumer Contact: RNG at 800-330-8678 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. PT Saturday, email customerservice@renogy.com, or online at www.renogy.com and click on Support for more information.

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

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Units

About 1,500 (in addition, about 20 solar panels were sold in Canada)

Description

This recall involves Renogy brand 100-watt bendable solar panels. The recalled solar panels are black plastic sheets about 41 inches long by about 21 inches wide by about 1/8 inch thick. Model number RNG-100DB is on the top of the panel, either on the front or back.

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received 11 reports of the solar panels overheating, including three reports of property damage.  No injuries have been reported. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product: AquaRug shower rugs

Hazard:

The four suction cups on the underside of the rugs can fail to prevent slipping, posing a fall hazard to the user.

Consumer Contact: Tristar Products toll-free at 888-770-7125 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.tristarproductsinc.com and click on “Aqua Rug Recall” for more information.

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

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Units

About 1.4 million (in addition 70,000 rugs were sold in Canada)

Description

This recall involves Aqua Rugs with four plastic suction cups. The rugs are intended to provide a slip-resistant surface in the shower or bathtub. The rugs were sold in beige and clear, and in two sizes: 29.5 inches by 17.25 inches for use in the bathtub, and 21.75 inches by 19.75 inches for use in a shower stall. The rugs have a plastic border and only four plastic suction cups, one affixed to the underside of each corner of the rug. “AquaRug” and “As Seen On TV” are printed on the front of the cardboard packaging.

Incidents/Injuries

Tristar has received 60 reports of consumers falling in the shower or bathtub while on the recalled four suction cup rugs, including 30 reports of injuries such as bruises, cuts, and fractured or broken bones. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product: Cookware

Hazard:

The metal discs that cover the cookware’s rivets can pop off and hit consumers, posing an injury hazard.

Consumer Contact: H-E-B at 800-432-3113 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.heb.com and click on Product Recalls under the Customer Service section at the bottom of the homepage for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 41,000

Description

This recalls includes the Connect by H-E-B tri-ply stainless steel cookware. It was sold as a 12-piece set or as individual pieces. “Connect” is stamped into the base of the handle and the Connect by H-E-B logo is stamped on the underside of the cookware. Cookware included in this recall does not have a date code on the underside. The UPC code can be found on the back of the product packaging:

 

Product Name UPC
Connect by H-E-B  8in Tri Ply Stainless Steel Fry Pan 4122032279
Connect by H-E-B 12Pc Cookware Set  Tri Ply Stainless Steel 4122032277
Connect by H-E-B 10in Tri Ply Stainless Steel Fry Pan 4122032280
Connect by H-E-B 12in Deep Sauté w/Lid & Handle 4122032297
Connect by H-E-B 10in Tri Ply Non-Stick  Stainless Steel Fry Pan 4122032281
Connect by H-E-B 8in Tri Ply Non-Stick  Stainless Steel Fry Pan 4122032283
Connect by H-E-B 6Qt Dutch Oven 4122032293
Connect by H-E-B 12in Tri Ply Non-Stick  Stainless Steel Fry Pan w/handle 4122032290
Connect by H-E-B 12Qt Stock Pot w/Lid 4122032296
Connect by H-E-B 12in Tri Ply Stainless Steel Fry Pan w/handle 4122032286
Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received seven reports of the metal discs popping off the cookware. No injuries have been reported. (more…)

For Immediate Release

January 27, 2016

Contact

Consumers

House of Flavors
1-800-930-7740, ext. 2229

Media

Tom Watkins
231-845-7369 ext. 2229

 

Firm Press Release

House of Flavors, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a small batch of 8 oz. cups of Purple Cow Limited Edition Cookie Butter Ice Cream, sold at Meijer stores, that contain Purple Cow Butter Pecan Ice Cream with a Purple Cow Butter Pecan lid. Consumers who may have a severe allergy or sensitivity to nuts run the risk of potentially life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

For consumers who are not allergic to nuts, there is no safety issue with this product. The company is conducting an internal audit to determine possible cause. To date, there has been one complaint and no illnesses reported related to the recalled product. (more…)

Class I Recall 009-2016 expansion
Health Risk: High Jan 27, 2016

Congressional and Public Affairs
Kristen Booze
(202) 720-9113

 

EDITORS NOTE: This release is being reissued to expand the January 23, 2016 recall to include additional products. Details of this release were also updated to reflect a change in poundage and production dates.

 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 – Home Maid Ravioli Company, Inc., a South San Francisco, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 38,950 pounds of meat and poultry ravioli and pasta products produced without the benefit of federal inspection and due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Some of the products contain whey, a known allergen, and pork, neither of which are declared on the product labels.

The Home Maid brand ravioli and pasta items were produced on various dates between Sept. 18, 2015, and Jan. 20, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 15-oz. cardboard boxed packages containing 54 pieces of “Ravioli.”
  • 12-oz. cardboard boxed packages of “Ravioli.”
  • 5-lb. bagged and boxed packages of “Ravioli with Sauce.”
  • 10-lb. bagged and boxed packages of “Ravioli with Sauce.”
  • 12-oz. cardboard boxed packages containing 24 pieces of “Deluxe Ravioli.”
  • 12-oz. cardboard boxed packages containing 24 pieces of “Jumbo Deluxe Ravioli.”
  • 12-oz. cardboard boxed packages containing 24 pieces of “Jumbo Ravioli.”
  • 12-oz. cardboard boxed packages containing 48 pieces of “Ravioli Seasoned w Sausage.”
  • 12-oz. cardboard boxed packages containing 24 pieces of “Ravioli Seasoned w Chicken.”
  • 12-oz. plastic containers of “Ravioli and Spaghetti Italian Style Sauce.”
  • 1-qt. plastic containers of “Italian Style Pasta Sauce.”
  • 1-gal. plastic containers of “Italian Style Pasta Sauce.”
  • 10-lb. bagged and boxed packages of “Cheese Tortellini in Sauce.”
  • 5-lb. bagged and boxed packages of “Cheese Ravioli in Sauce.”
  • 10-lb. bagged and boxed packages of “Cheese Ravioli in Sauce.”
  • 10-lb. bagged and boxed packages of “Chicken Ravioli with Sauce, Pesto.”
  • 10-lb. bagged and boxed packages of “Chicken Ravioli with Sauce, Marinara Sauce.”
  • 5-lb. bagged and boxed packages of “Spaghetti with Sauce.”
  • 10-lb. bagged and boxed packages of “Spaghetti with Sauce.”
  • 5-lb. bagged and boxed packages of “Rigatoni with Sauce.”
  • 10-lb. bagged and boxed packages of “Rigatoni with Sauce.”

These items were shipped to wholesale and retail locations in California.

The firm operates under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); however, the products subject to recall contain meat and poultry amounts that are amenable to FSIS. The problem was discovered by FSIS during a review of products at a different federal plant.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. (more…)