Month: November 2016

For Immediate Release

November 29, 2016

Contact

Consumers

Steve Sobba
ssobba@calbeena.com
707-427-2500

Announcement

Calbee of Boardman, Oregon is recalling 3,588 cases of Harvest Snap Black Pepper snap pea crisps are in 3.3 oz bags and have Lot Number MAR 31 17 0141 S. Harvest Snap Black Pepper snap pea crisps may actually contain Harvest Snap Wasabi Ranch snap pea crisps which contain dairy ingredients. Dairy allergens are not labeled on the Harvest Snap Black Pepper snap pea crisps. People with a dairy allergy or sensitivity run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The product was sold through Publix Super Market stores beginning on October 3rd, 2016. Calbee is issuing a nationwide recall.

No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date and no other Calbee North America products are involved in this recall. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product:
BioLite BaseLanterns
Hazard:

The lithium-ion battery can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Consumer Contact:

BioLite toll-free at 844-424-6548 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or online at BioLiteEnergy.com and click on the “BaseLantern Safety” link at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units:
About 5,900
Description:

This recall involves the BioLite BaseLantern and BaseLantern XL. These are small rechargeable LED lanterns that function as both a light and a powerbank. BaseLanterns are about 5 inches (height) by 5 inches (width) by 2 inches (depth), and are silver in color, and weigh about 2 pounds.  The affected serial numbers are PLC000001-PLC004000, and PLCXL000001-PLCXL006000.  The serial number is located on the bottom of the device and on the bottom of the product packaging.

Incidents/Injuries:

BioLite has received one report of a BaseLantern catching fire causing minor property damage. No injuries have been reported. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Espresso makers
Hazard:

The filler cap at the top of the unit can crack and allow steam to escape, posing a risk of burns to the user.  In addition, the cap can pop off unexpectedly as a result of pressure buildup, posing an impact injury risk to a bystander.

Remedy:
Consumer Contact:

IMUSA toll-free at 844-750-4165 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at recall@bowlesverna.com or online at www.imusausa.com and click on “Recall” at the top of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units:
About 17,500
Description:

This recall involves IMUSA espresso makers. The black or gray and black espresso makers have model numbers GAU-18200 and GAU-18201. The caps on the recalled espresso makers have date codes “201407” to “201411” The model number and date code are printed on a rating label on the bottom of the espresso maker. “IMUSA” is printed on the on front of the espresso maker.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 43 incidents including one report of a consumer who sustained burns to his hand from steam escaping through a crack in the cap. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Matrix ClimbMills
Hazard:

The stop/pause controls on the right handgrip can malfunction, posing a fall hazard to the user.

Remedy:
Consumer Contact:

Johnson Health Tech toll-free at 866-218-3674 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email service@johnsonfit.com or online at www.matrixfitness.com and click on Safety Notice at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units:
About 10,500
Description:

This recall involves Matrix ClimbMill stair-step exercise machines with the following frame serial numbers:

 

Serial Numbers
CS17111100102   – CS17120901766
CS21130800080   – CS21130500062
CS22130602881   – CS22130602863
CS23130800001   – CS23140703749
CS23B131100001 – CS23B140701050
CS24140700001   – CS24150702803
CS24C140800001 – CS24C150200900
CS24H150100001 – CS24H150500049

Only ClimbMills that have a right handgrip with the words “STOP” and “Pause” printed on them are included in this recall. The frame serial numbers are located on the bottom front of the base near the power switch.  The ClimbMills are black and gray with Matrix printed on the side of the machine. These four-step exercise machines are used in commercial fitness facilities such as health clubs, hotels, apartment complexes, rehabilitation centers, schools, and municipal facilities.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 19 reports of incidents involving the stop/pause handgrip malfunctioning, including eight reports of injuries such as scrapes, bumps and a shoulder dislocation. (more…)

For Immediate Release

November 23, 2016

Contact

Consumers

Brendan Sweeny
410-912-2000

Media

Todd Conway
410-912-2000

Announcement

Salisbury, Maryland – Handy Seafood Incorporated (“Handy”) is voluntarily recalling approximately 71 cases of Blue Crab Mini Crab Cakes, as identified on Attachment A. The voluntary recall is limited to this product which was distributed to Whole Foods stores in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, and Rhode Island between November 11, 2016 and November 23, 2016. Whole Foods has confirmed that less than 60 individual trays of the product have been sold to the public. The voluntary recall is being made because of Handy’s discovery during a routine review of its recipe that the product contains milk byproducts and anchovies which are known allergens but which are not declared on the label, a copy of which is below.

There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses or reaction due to the consumption of this product. The product should be returned to the store where it was purchased for a refund or contact Handy directly for refund if product is thrown away. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Dehumidifiers
Hazard:

The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Remedy:
Consumer Contact:

Gree toll-free at (866) 853-2802 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.greeusa.com and click on Recall for more information.

Recall Details

Units:
About 2.5 million (in addition, 55,000 were sold in Canada) This recall was first announced in September 2013, updated in October 2013 and expanded in January 2014.
Description:

This recall involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.  Recalled model numbers and date codes are listed below. The brand name and the pint capacity are printed on the front of the dehumidifier. The model number and date code are printed on a sticker on the back, front or side of the unit. The dehumidifiers are white, beige, gray or black plastic and measure between 19 and 24 inches tall, 13 and 15 inches wide, and 9 and 11 inches deep. (more…)

Class I Recall 115-2016
Health Risk: High Nov 23, 2016

Congressional and Public Affairs
Jeremy Emmert
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 – National Steak and Poultry, an Owasso, Okla., establishment, is recalling approximately 17,439 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products due to adulteration because of possible undercooking, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat chicken products were produced Oct. 4, 2016.  The products were packaged on Oct. 4 and Oct. 5, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 5 lb. bags packed 2 bags per case; product labeled “Distributed by National Steak and Poultry, Owasso, OK Fully Cooked, Diced, Grilled Boneless Chicken Breast Meat with Rib Meat” with Lot code 100416, and Case Code: 70020.
  • 5 lb. bags packed 2 bags per case; product labeled “Hormel Natural Choice 100% Natural No Preservatives Fully Cooked Roasted Chicken Breast Strips with Rib Meat Natural Smoke Flavor Added” with Lot code 100416, and Case code 702113.

The cases containing the products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-6010T” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food service locations nationwide and should not be in consumers’ possession. No other Hormel product is impacted.

The problem was discovered on Nov. 14, 2016, when a food service customer complained to the establishment that product appeared to be undercooked.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse health effects or illnesses due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a health effect should contact a healthcare provider. (more…)

Class I Recall 114-2016
Health Risk: High Nov 23, 2016

Congressional and Public Affairs
Allie Ryan
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23rd, 2016 – Nick’s of Calvert, a Prince Frederick, Md. establishment, is recalling approximately 305 pounds of ready to eat (RTE) meatball products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. More specifically, required information on where the product was produced or repackaged is absent from the labeling and the product contains eggs and milk, known allergens which are not declared on the product label.

The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF Only)]

  • 5-lb. clear plastic packages containing “NICK’S Fully Cooked Italian Style Meatballs.”

The product subject to recall does not bear a USDA mark of inspection; this is not required for product sold at retail that is labeled under the retail exemption. Other typical identification markings, including best before or use by dates or processing or repackaging dates are also absent from the product labels. The product was sold in retail locations in Maryland.

The problem was discovered when Nick’s of Calvert returned product to the official FSIS establishment that produced and originally packaged and labeled the product, where it was presented for reinspection. FSIS personnel observed that the products no longer contained the original label applied by the official FSIS establishment and that the new ingredient statement failed to declare the presence of milk and eggs.

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

November 23, 2016

Contact

Consumers

David Margulies
214-368-0909

Announcement

Irving, TX – LSG Sky Chefs Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. (“LSG Sky Chefs”) announced today that it is issuing a voluntary recall of 103 units of Mediterranean Style Chicken with Hummus sandwiches. The hummus spread used in the affected sandwiches was recalled by Sabra Dipping Company due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which 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.

Approximately 103 Mediterranean Style Chicken with Hummus sandwiches, packaged in the plastic clam shell, net wt. 8 oz., UPC 0 52548 58888 5, were produced and distributed to 7-Eleven stores in Washington. No other Sky Chefs’ products or retailers are involved in this voluntary recall.

Consumers who purchased this sandwich at 7-Eleven stores between November 18, 2016 and November 20, 2016 are asked to dispose of the product or return it to a 7-Eleven store for a full refund.  Additionally, consumers should also look for a “best buy” date located on the back of the package of November 19, 2016 through November 21, 2016.

The FDA and LSG Sky Chefs have received no reports of illnesses associated with this sandwich to date. The quality of our products and safety of our consumers is our foremost concern. The company will continue to work to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. (more…)

For Immediate Release

November 23, 2016

Contact

Consumers

Brendan Sweeny
410-912-2000

Media

Todd Conway
410-912-2000

Announcement

Salisbury, Maryland – Handy Seafood Incorporated (“Handy”) is voluntarily recalling approximately 71 cases of Blue Crab Mini Crab Cakes, as identified on Attachment A. The voluntary recall is limited to this product which was distributed to Whole Foods stores in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, and Rhode Island between November 11, 2016 and November 23, 2016. Whole Foods has confirmed that less than 60 individual trays of the product have been sold to the public. The voluntary recall is being made because of Handy’s discovery during a routine review of its recipe that the product contains milk byproducts and anchovies which are known allergens but which are not declared on the label, a copy of which is below.

There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses or reaction due to the consumption of this product. The product should be returned to the store where it was purchased for a refund or contact Handy directly for refund if product is thrown away. (more…)