Month: February 2017

For Immediate Release

February 25, 2017

Contact

Consumers

Manzana Products Co
Michael Calvo
mcalvo@manzanaproductsco.com
(707) 490-4955

Announcement

Manzana Products Co., Inc. is voluntarily recalling three different types of Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Apple Sauces due to the potential presence of glass pieces. Details are as follows:

States Affected Name of Product UPC “Best Before” Date Codes
AZ, AL, CA, CO, ID, LA, NM, NV, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA Trader Joe’s All Natural Unsweetened Apple Sauce 00014359 ALL CODES Through DEC 16, 2018
National Trader Joe’s Organic Unsweetened Apple Sauce 00194877 ALL CODES Through OCT 06, 2018
National Trader Joe’s First Crush Unsweetened Gravenstein Apple Sauce 00015905 ALL CODES Through AUG 08, 2018

Each apple sauce is packaged in a 24 oz. glass jar and customers can find the “Best Before” date stamped on top of the lid. The recall was initiated after the company received customer reports of glass found in some of these products. All products have been removed from store shelves and destroyed. (more…)

For Immediate Release

February 24, 2017

Contact

Consumers

 480-883-6131

Media

Greg Gaglio, President/CEO, Lakeview Cheese Company
  greg@lakeviewcheese.com
 702-233-2439

Ashley Shick, Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Bashas’ Family of Stores
  ashick@bashas.com
 480-201-2030

 

Announcement

Out of an abundance of caution and with an emphasis on customers’ wellness and safety, Lakeview Cheese and Bashas’ Family of Stores are proactively recalling various types of Colby cheese due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. It’s important to note that no illnesses have been reported to date. (more…)

For Immediate Release

February 23, 2017

Contact

Consumers

Advanced Pharma, Inc., d/b/a Avella of Houston
  ProductRecall@avella.com
 (877) 292-4323

Media

Maureen Shanahan
  mshanahan@skdknick.com

Announcement

Advanced Pharma, Inc. d/b/a Avella of Houston is conducting a voluntary recall of all unexpired sterile injectable products labeled “latex free” that were produced at Advanced Pharma, Inc.’s Houston location between September 1, 2016 and February 16, 2017 to the user level (hospitals and institutions) because such products may contain synthetic latex and/or natural latex.

Avella and Advanced Pharma have been unable to confirm with clarity whether its “latex free” label statements are accurate in all cases and are therefore conducting this recall in an abundance of caution. The risk of potential adverse events related to a latex allergy, while raredisclaimer icon, can range from local site reactions including swelling and inflammation to allergic reactions which could be life-threatening to users who are sensitive to latex. These products were not distributed directly to patients or consumers, but rather to healthcare facilities (hospitals and institutions).

Avella Specialty Pharmacy is committed to patient safety in all instances and is therefore issuing this recall in an abundance of caution, although certain of the products subject to this voluntary recall may in fact be devoid of synthetic and/or natural latex. The issue is segregated to the Houston location and no other Avella Specialty Pharmacy locations. To date, no reported adverse events or patient safety issues have been reported as a result of the “latex free” labeling.

Avella Specialty Pharmacy is notifying customers of the voluntary recall by phone and mail. Customers in AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, MS, NC, NJ, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, or VA that have any of the affected medications labeled with “latex free” that are being recalled should immediately discontinue use and return the unused portion to Avella Specialty Pharmacy. For a full list of Advanced Pharma products, please visit www.AdvancedPharma.com. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Little Tikes™ 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure Pink toddler swings
Hazard:

The plastic seat can crack or break, posing a fall hazard.

Remedy:
Consumer Contact:

Little Tikes toll-free at 855-284-1903 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.littletikes.com and click on Product Recalls under the At Your Service menu for more information.

Recall Details

Units:
About 540,000
Description:

This recall involves Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug’n Secure pink toddler swings. The swings have a pink T-shaped restraint in front with a Little Tikes logo. The swing is suspended by four yellow ropes.  The model number 615573 is molded on the back of the swing seat and there is a manufacturing date code stamp on the back of the seat. The molded INNER arrow of the date code stamp points to “10”, “11”, “12” or “13”, it is included in the recall.  In addition, swings with a date code stamp of “9” on the INNER arrow combined with “43” or higher number stamped on the OUTER are included in this recall. No other date codes or other colored swings are affected.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received about 140 reports of the swing breaking, including 39 injuries to children including abrasions, bruises, cuts and bumps to the head. Two of the reported injuries included children with a broken arm. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHP)
Hazard:

The power cord plug can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Remedy:
Consumer Contact:

Carrier at 800-761-8492 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at http://www.carrier.com and click on Important Product Safety Recall for more information.

Recall Details

Units:
About 94,000 (in addition, about 285,000 were previously recalled in December 2015 and 185,000 were previously recalled in November 2007)
Description:

This expanded recall involves Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHP) sold under the Bryant, Carrier and Fast brand names. Recalled units include those with original power cords and those that received a replacement  power cord as part of the 2007 recall.

The recalled units have capacities of 7,000; 9,000; 12,000 and 15,000 BTUs and plug into 208/230 volt, 20 amp outlets. The following brands and models are being recalled:

•   Carrier models 52CE, 52CQ, 52PE, 52PQ, 52PC, 52ME, 53MQ;

•   Bryant models 840, 841, and 842; and

•   Fast models 840, 841, and 842.

Model and serial numbers are located on the ratings/data plate on the right front of the unit, underneath the removable front panel. A complete list of the serial numbers involved in this recall is available by calling Carrier or at www.carrier.com.

Incidents/Injuries:

Carrier has received 14 additional reports of overheating. No injuries have been reported in the additional incidents. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product:
STIHL gas-powered chain saws
Hazard:

The fuel line can leak, posing fire and burn hazards.

Remedy:
Consumer Contact:

STIHL Inc. at 800-233-4729 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email stihlrecall@stihl.us or online at www.stihlusa.com and click on Information and then Product Recalls for more information.

Recall Details

Units:
About 100,000
Description:

This recall involves STIHL MS 461 gas-powered chain saws, and the MS 461 R chain saw with a wrap handle.  The model number is on the model plate, located on the starter cover.  The chain saws are gray and orange with “STIHL” on the engine cover.  Recalled chain saws have a serial number between 173092800 and 181993952, under the front hand guard on the engine housing’s sprocket side.

Incidents/Injuries:

STIHL Inc. has received 117 reports of pinched or leaking fuel lines. No fires, property damage or injuries have been reported. (more…)

Class I Recall 015-2017
Health Risk: High Feb 22, 2017

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

 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 – Three Ready Pac Foods Inc. establishments, located in Swedesboro, N.J., in Jackson, Ga., and the headquarters establishment in Irwindale, Calif., are recalling approximately 59,225 pounds of one variety of chicken salad product that may be adulterated withListeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The Puro Picante Blazin’ Hot salad items were produced between Jan. 17, 2017 and Feb. 17, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels(PDF only)]

  • 7.5-oz. single serve salad bowl packages of “Ready Pac Foods Puro Picante Blazin Hot” with Use By Dates of 01/31/17 through 03/04/2017.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number P-27497, P-32081, or P-18502B inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered on Feb. 21, 2017 when the firm received notification from the cheese supplier that the cheese ingredient utilized in the chicken salad products was included in an expanded cheese recall due to potential contamination with L. monocytogenes. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. (more…)

Class I Recall 014-2017
Health Risk: High Feb 22, 2017

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

 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 – Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc., a Mount Olive, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 468 pounds of mortadella product due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains pistachio nuts, known allergens which are not declared on the product label.

The mortadella items were produced on Nov. 30, 2016. The following product is subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 3-oz. plastic packages containing slices of “Deli Thin Dietz & Watson Mortadella” with Lot# LO23633800 and Best By Date April 2, 2017.

The product subject to recall bears establishment number “EST. 7543B” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a distributor in Pennsylvania and further distributed to retail and distribution centers in Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

The problem was discovered Feb. 17, 2017 by the Dietz & Watson distributor who observed pistachio nuts through the clear product packaging in a case of products labeled as Deli Thin Dietz & Watson Mortadella products and notified the establishment. The Deli Thin Dietz & Watson Mortadella products are not formulated with pistachio nuts and do not declare the pistachio nut ingredient on the label.

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…)

For Immediate Release

February 22, 2017

Contact

Consumers

 253-223-8508

Announcement

Kusher LLC of Fife, Washington is recalling the following cookies due to undeclared milk and egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and egg may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

PRODUCT NAME UPC

Net Wt

Best Before dates range

COOKIES ASSORTI 8 51929 00358 6 16 oz. February 2017 and up to August 10, 2017
COOKIES PRINCESA 8 51929 00359 3 16 oz. February 2017 and up to August 10, 2017
COOKIES PRINCE 8 51929 00360 9 16 oz. February 2017 and up to August 10, 2017
COOKIES FANTAZIA 8 51929 00361 6 16 oz. February 2017 and up to August 10, 2017
COOKIES NEZNAKOMKA 8 51929 00366 1 16 oz. February 2017 and up to August 10, 2017
COOKIES SHISHKA 8 51929 00362 3 16 oz. February 2017 and up to August 10, 2017

Affected products are packaged in plastic clamshells containers and sold under brand Kusher and have the Best Before dates range from February 2017 and up to August 10, 2017.

Products were distributed to distributors in California and Oregon and to retailers in Washington between August 2016 and February 17, 2017.

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

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Little Live Pets Lil Frog and Lil Frog Lily Pad toys
Hazard:

When the button batteries are removed from the toy frogs, the battery’s cap can become a projectile and the battery’s chemicals can leak, posing chemical and injury hazards.

Remedy:
Consumer Contact:

Moose Toys toll-free at 844-575-0340 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday PT or online at www.moosetoys.com and click on “Product Safety” for more information.

Recall Details

In Conjunction With:
Units:
About 427,000 (in addition, 17,800 were sold in Canada)
Description:

This recall involves the Little Live Pets Lil Frog plastic toys. They operate with four button batteries and jump. Little Live Pets Lil Frog has SKU: 28217 and Lil Frog Lily Pad has SKU: 28218 printed on the frog’s lower belly near its left thigh with a manufacture date code under it. The date code range is WS112016 to WS123216. The toy frogs were sold in pink, blue and green colors.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 17 reports of the battery’s cap becoming a projectile or battery chemicals leaking, including two injuries that resulted in emergency room and doctor’s office visits for eye irritation from the battery chemicals. (more…)