Month: March 2016

Recall Summary

Name of product: Nylon Runners

Hazard:

A nylon runner with a tape splice (two cut ends joined by masking tape) will fail in normal use, posing a risk of death or injury due to a fall.

Consumer Contact: Black Diamond at 800-775-5552 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at http://blackdiamondequipment.com and click on “Recall for Inspection: Nylon Runners” for more information. Consumers can also email the firm at warranty@bdel.com.

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Recall Details

Units

About 185,000 (in addition, 23,600 were sold in Canada)

Description

This recall involves Black Diamond 18 mm wide nylon runners that are 60 cm/24 inch or 120 cm/48 inches long that have a tape splice (two cut ends joined by masking tape). The nylon runners were sold in red, blue, gold, green, gray and purple. “CE 0333” and 2014 or 2015 are printed on the sewn-in label.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product: Panasonic battery packs used in Toshiba laptop computers

Hazard:

The lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.

Consumer Contact: Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. toll-free at 866-224-1346 any day between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. PT, online at http://go.toshiba.com/battery or at www.us.toshiba.com and click on “Consumer Notices” under the Support heading at the bottom of the page.

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

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Units

About 91,000 (in addition, 10,000 were sold in Canada)

Description

This recall involves Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs installed in 39 models of Toshiba Portege, Satellite, and Tecra laptops. The battery packs were also sold separately and also installed by Toshiba as part of a repair. Battery packs included in this recall have part numbers that begin with G71C (G71C*******). Part numbers are printed on the battery pack. A complete list of battery pack part numbers included in this recall can be found on the firm’s website at http://go.toshiba.com/battery.

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received four reports of the battery packs overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product: Black Diamond Carabiners for Climbing

Hazard:

The carabiner can unexpectedly open and allow the rope to become detached, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall.

Consumer Contact: Black Diamond at 800-755-5552 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at http://blackdiamondequipment.com and click on “Recall for Inspection: Carabiner & Quickdraws” for more information on inspecting the product. Consumers can also email the firm at warranty@bdel.com.

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Recall Details

Units

About 1.16 million (in addition, 81,000 were sold in Canada)

Description

This recall involves 16 models of Black Diamond brand carabiners with manufacturing date codes between 4350 and 6018. “Black Diamond” or the Black Diamond logo is printed on the front of the carabiners. The manufacturing date code is printed on the side of the carabiners. All carabiner colors are included in the recall. They were sold individually or as part of a climbing gear set. The following carabiners are included in the recall.

 

Black Diamond carabiners sold individually
Carabiner Name Carabiner Name
MINI PEARABINER SCREWGATE POSITRON BENT CARABINER
OVAL CARABINER NITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER
OVALWIRE CARABINER NITRON BENT CARABINER
LIGHT D CARABINER NEUTRINO CARABINER
HOTWIRE CARABINER POSITRON SCREWGATE CARABINER
OZ CARABINER NITRON SCREWGATE CARABINER
HOODWIRE CARABINER ROCKLOCK SCREWGATE CARABINER
POSITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER VAPORLOCK SCREWGATE CARABINER

 

Black Diamond carabiners sold as a set or in combination with other products
Product Name   Included Carabiner(s)
FREEWIRE QUICKDRAW- 12cm HOTWIRE CARABINER (2)
FREEWIRE QUICKDRAW- 18cm HOTWIRE CARABINER (2)
POSIWIRE QUICKDRAW- 12cm POSITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER (2), HOTWIRE CARABINER (2)
POSIWIRE QUICKDRAW- 18cm POSITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER (2), HOTWIRE CARABINER (2)
POSITRON QUICKDRAW- 18cm POSITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER (2), POSITRON BENT CARABINER (2)
POSITRON QUICKDRAW- 12cm POSITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER (2), POSITRON BENT CARABINER (2)
POSITRON QUICKPACK POSITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER (6), POSITRON BENT CARABINER (6)
POSIWIRE QUICKPACK POSITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER (6), POSITRON BENT CARABINER (6)
FREEWIRE QUICKPACK 12cm HOTWIRE CARABINER (12)
FREEWIRE QUICKPACK 18cm HOTWIRE CARABINER (12)
POSITRON QUICKPACK 12cm POSITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER (6), POSITRON BENT CARABINER (6)
POSITRON QUICKPACK 18cm POSITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER (6), POSITRON BENT CARABINER (6)
POSIWIRE QUICKPACK 12cm POSITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER (6), HOTWIRE CARABINER (6)
POSIWIRE QUICKPACK 18cm POSITRON STRAIGHT CARABINER (6), HOTWIRE CARABINER (6)
NEUTRINO RACKPACK NEUTRINO CARABINER (6)
HOTWIRE RACKPACK HOTWIRE CARABINER (6)
HOTWIRE 3 PACK HOTWIRE CARABINER (3)
POSITRON SCREWGATE 3 PACK POSITRON SCREWGATE CARABINER (3)
OVAL 3 PACK OVAL CARABINER (3)
WIRED HEX SET #4-10 OVALWIRE CARABINER (1)
STOPPER SET #4-13 OVALWIRE CARABINER (1)
BIG AIR PACKAGE ROCKLOCK SCREWGATE CARABINER (1)
BIG AIR XP PACKAGE MINI PEARABINER SCREWGATE (1)
MOMENTUM DS COMBO ROCKLOCK SCREWGATE CARABINER (1)
MOMENTUM HARNESS PACKAGE ROCKLOCK SCREWGATE CARABINER (1)
PRIMROSE HARNESS PACKAGE ROCKLOCK SCREWGATE CARABINER (1)
Incidents/Injuries

None reported (more…)

For Immediate Release

March 28, 2016

Contact

Consumers

QFC
 1-800-576-4377

Media

Zach Stratton
 971-258-1193
Melinda Merrill
 503-708-8890

Announcement

Bellevue, March 26, 2016 – Yesterday, QFC said it had recalled its Fresh Food Market Cranberry Chicken Salad that is sold in QFC stores, located in Oregon and Washington. The product may be mislabeled and may contain pecans, wheat, and soy not listed on the label.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to pecans, wheat, or soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

For consumers who are not allergic to pecans, wheat, or soy, there is no safety issue with the product. There have been no illnesses related to recalled product reported to date. (more…)

For Immediate Release

March 28, 2016

Contact

Consumers

B. Braun Medical Inc.
Customer Support Department
 1-800-227-2862

Media

Jason Ford
  jason.ford@bbraun.com
 610-997-4722

 

Announcement

B. Braun Medical Inc. of Irvine, CA is voluntarily recalling one lot of 5% Dextrose Injection USP 100/150mL container (Lot #J5J706, catalog #S5104-5264, NDC 0264-1510-32) to the consumer level. B. Braun recently identified an adverse quality trend in customer complaints reporting that some containers in lot J5J706 exhibited leakage and, in a few instances, visible particulate matter identified to be microbial growth. To date all failures have been identified before the use of the product and there have been no reports of adverse events associated with this issue.

A compromise of container integrity has the potential for leakage of the solution, usually identified prior to the use of the product. Leaking containers allow contamination of the solution, which can and has led to microbial contamination. Intravenous administration of a non-sterile product can result in serious infections that may be life-threatening.

This product is intended for intravenous administration and may be used as a diluent and delivery system for intermittent administration of compatible drug additives. The product is packaged in B. Braun’s PAB® (Partial Additive Bag) container with 64 units per case. The affected lot J5J706, which expires 10/31/2016, was distributed nationwide to licensed distributors, hospitals, and pharmacies.

B. Braun is notifying its distributors and customers by certified mail and is arranging for the return of all recalled product. Distributors and customers that have inventory of lot J5J706, 5% Dextrose Injection USP 100/150mL container, should discontinue use immediately and contact B. Braun Medical Inc.’s Customer Support Department at 1-800-227-2862 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (EST) for instructions for returning the affected product and to arrange for replacement product. (more…)

For Immediate Release

March 25, 2016

Contact

Consumers

Reliable Drug
415-664-8800

Media

Natalia Mazina
nmazina@khklaw.com

Announcement

Reliable Drug Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of compounded products due to concern of lack of quality assurance and potential mislabeling. All unexpired lots are subject to the recall. All recalled products were distributed to patients and veterinarians within California. A few products were shipped to Hawaii, New Mexico, and Michigan.

All recalled products have a label that includes Reliable Drug name or Reliable Compounding Pharmacy and expiration date. If unsure, Customers can call the pharmacy to determine the expiration date. This recall impacts all compounded products distributed between 03/24/2015 and 03/24/2016.

The recall was issued after a series of onsite inspections by the FDA. Out of an abundance of caution, Reliable Drug is voluntarily recalling all compounded product within expiry.

Customers that have recalled product should immediately stop using it and contact the pharmacy to arrange for the return of unused product. Customers should contact their physician or health care provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using these products. (more…)

For Immediate Release

March 28, 2016

Contact

Consumers

QFC
 1-800-576-4377

Media

Zach Stratton
 971-258-1193
Melinda Merrill
 503-708-8890

Announcement

Bellevue, March 26, 2016 – Yesterday, QFC said it had recalled its Fresh Food Market Cranberry Chicken Salad that is sold in QFC stores, located in Oregon and Washington. The product may be mislabeled and may contain pecans, wheat, and soy not listed on the label.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to pecans, wheat, or soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

For consumers who are not allergic to pecans, wheat, or soy, there is no safety issue with the product. There have been no illnesses related to recalled product reported to date. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product: Fiskars® 32-Inch Bypass Lopper Shears

Hazard:

The lopper handles can break when attempting to cut branches, posing a risk of serious injury and laceration.

Consumer Contact: Fiskars toll-free at 855-544-0151 anytime or visit Fiskars’ website at www2.fiskars.com and click on “Product Notifications” for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 277,000 (in addition, 11,000 were sold in Canada)

Description

This recall involves Fiskars Titanium Bypass Lopper shears with model number 6954. The lopper shears have 32-inch dark orange steel handles and black rubber grips with a gray strip. Plastic gears connected to the pruning blades allow the consumers to open and close the pruning blades by moving the handles.  “FISKARS” is printed on one handle and product identification information, including model number 6954, is printed on a label on the opposite handle above the barcode.

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received a total of 33 reports of incidents, of which 10 occurred after the October 2014 recall announcement.  The reports include pinched fingers, bruising and injuries to the head and face, some required stitches. (more…)

For Immediate Release

March 26, 2016

Contact

Consumers

Smallbatch Pets Inc.
info@smallbatchpets.com
888-507-2712

Media

Michael Vogel
Michael@smallbatchpets.com
310-722-7903

Announcement

Smallbatch Pets Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of frozen dog duckbatch sliders due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date. However, because of their commitment to safety and quality, Smallbatch Pets is conducting a voluntary recall of this product. Consumers should also follow the Simple Handling Tips published on the Smallbatch Pets package, when disposing of the affected product. (more…)

For Immediate Release

March 25, 2016

Contact

Consumers

Reliable Drug
415-664-8800

Media

Natalia Mazina
nmazina@khklaw.com

Announcement

Reliable Drug Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of compounded products due to concern of lack of quality assurance and potential mislabeling. All unexpired lots are subject to the recall. All recalled products were distributed to patients and veterinarians within California. A few products were shipped to Hawaii, New Mexico, and Michigan.

All recalled products have a label that includes Reliable Drug name and expiration date. If unsure, Customers can call the pharmacy to determine the expiration date. This recall impacts all compounded products distributed between 09/24/2015 and 03/24/2016.

The recall was issued after a series of onsite inspections by the FDA. Out of an abundance of caution, Reliable Drug is voluntarily recalling all compounded product within expiry.

Customers that have recalled product should immediately stop using it and contact the pharmacy to arrange for the return of unused product. Customers should contact their physician or health care provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using these products. (more…)