Month: July 2018

Name of product:
Ascent Trainer® by Matrix and Matrix fitness elliptical
Hazard:

Moisture from user perspiration or cleaning liquids can build up in the power socket on the unit, causing a short circuit, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall date:
July 31, 2018
Units:
About 3,000 (The trainers and ellipticals were previously recalled in January 2014.)
Consumer Contact:

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

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves previously recalled Matrix Fitness Ascent trainers® and Elliptical trainers installed from November 2011 through December 2012. All Ascent trainers and ellipticals have a swing-arm handle design, with pedals that rotate in an elliptical path. Units also have stationary handlebars. The Ascent Trainers® are similar to the elliptical machines, but include an incline function. Users operate the machines in a standing position. The ellipticals are black and silver-colored. The Ascent trainers are also black and silver-colored with an orange accent color on the machine’s body and foot pedals. “Matrix” is printed on the machines body and handlebars. When assembled, the machines are about 70″ high x 29″ wide and 68″ long. The machines involved in this recall have a decal at the center/bottom of the units with model numbers beginning with A-3x, A-5x/7x, or E-3x/5x/7x. This recall includes units with serial numbers beginning with EP304, EP306, or EP308, and with date codes of 1208 (YYMM) or prior.

Remedy:

Exercise facilities should immediately unplug the machines and contact Johnson Health Tech North America to schedule a free repair. Machines can be used in self-powered mode without needing to be plugged into an electrical outlet. Johnson is contacting purchasers of the recalled ellipticals directly

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 11 additional reports of sparking, smoking, “shorting out,” and/or melting at the power cord and socket. No injuries have been reported. These reports are in addition to the 44 incidents initially disclosed in the 2014 recall. (more…)

For Immediate Release

July 28, 2018

Contact

Consumers

Customer Service
 800-729- 3354

Media

Michelle Voss
  Michelle_Voss@liparifoods.com
 586-447-3500 ext. 9619

Announcement

Lipari Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Premo Brand and Fresh Grab turkey and Swiss submarine sandwiches produced and packaged by sister company JLM due to potential contaminatLipari Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Premo Brand and Fresh Grab turkey and Swiss submarine sandwiches produced and packaged by sister company JLM due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenesis 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.

The products were produced on July 17, 2018 and distributed to food service and retail stores throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

 

Brand Product Lipari Product # Weight Sell By Date Lot # UPC
Premo Brand Turkey & Swiss Sub 915537 4/6 OZ 08/06/2018 17201807 612510001042
Fresh Grab Turkey & Swiss Sub 251694 18/6 OZ 08/06/2018 17201807 612510001042

Products were distributed under the following brand names: Premo Brand & Fresh Grab. The affected products can be identified by:

This was brought to our attention by JLM after recent routine environmental monitoring and product testing initiated by JLM returned positive test results for potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. JLM employs a rigorous quality and testing program; however, despite the quality of their programs, they are initiating this recall out of an abundance of caution. We are working closely with JLM, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and the FDA to understand the cause of the situation and ensure that all affected product has been pulled from commerce.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Lipari Foods began shipping the product on July 19, 2018. (more…)

For Immediate Release

July 28, 2018

Contact

Consumers

Jennifer Henry
 724-527-2752

Announcement

Ranier’s Rx Laboratory is voluntarily recalling all sterile compounded drug products within expiry to the hospital or consumer level.

These drug products are being voluntarily recalled due to concerns that practices at the pharmacy have the potential to pose a risk of contamination to products that are intended to be sterile.  These concerns arose following a routine inspection of the pharmacy by FDA.

Administration of a non-sterile product that is intended to be sterile by subcutaneous, intramuscular, intravenous or ocular routes of administration may result in a site-specific or systemic infection which in turn may result in hospitalization, significant morbidity, organ damage, or a fatal outcome. The pharmacy has not received any reports of patient complaints or adverse events related to this recall. To date, FDA is not aware of any adverse events associated with the use of compounded drug products from the pharmacy.  Nor is there any indication that the compounded sterile drug products being recalled are actually contaminated. This voluntary recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution and to promote patient safety, which is the pharmacy’s highest priority.

The recall encompasses compounded sterile drug products, within expiry, that were dispensed between January 17, 2018, and July 10, 2018. The sterile drug products subject to this recall were distributed only within the State of Pennsylvania and directly to customers and/or medical facilities. The recall does not affect the pharmacy’s non-sterile compounded products or retail pharmacy operations.

The pharmacy has notified potentially affected customers of the voluntary recall via U.S. Mail and direct outreach. Customers who have received sterile compounded products subject to the recall should stop using and return the product to the pharmacy for a full refund.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Ranier’s Rx Laboratory by calling Jennifer Henry at 724-527-2752, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., EST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using these drug products.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax. (more…)

For Immediate Release

July 26, 2018

Contact

Consumers

 1-877 768-7233

Media

  billw@teasource.com
 651 788-9971

 

Announcement

TeaSource of Roseville, MN is recalling Roasted Chestnut loose leaf tea, because it may contain undeclared almonds. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Roasted Chestnut was distributed in the Twin Cities region through our three retail stores; and elsewhere in the U.S. through web and mail order, or through our wholesale partners.

This item can be identified by its packaging; packed in metal foil pouch (either silver or black), with a TeaSource label identifying it as “Roasted Chestnut” in one of four sizes: 1lb, 4oz, 2oz, or sample. No illnesses have been reported to date. (more…)

Name of product:
CloudCharge Qi Wireless Charging Pads
Hazard:

The wireless phone chargers can overheat while in use, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall date:
July 27, 2018
Units:
About 21,000
Consumer Contact:

Hirsch Gift toll-free at 877-220-4438, ext. 117, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at recall@hirschgift.com or online at https://hg-promo.com/ and click on the recall link at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves the CloudCharge Qi Wireless Charging Pad. The charging pads were a promotional giveaway to employees and customers of various companies.The product name and model number T4706 are printed on the bottom of the product and select company promotional logos and artwork printed on the top. The recalled chargers are circular and have a white plastic bottom with the top having various promotional artwork. They measure about 4” in diameter and .5” tall. A white USB power cable is included along with a wireless receiver adapter.  Each charging pad and accessories are packed in a white plastic box with a clear lid, measuring approximately 5” x 5” x 1.25”.  This recall involves only one production lot (Version 2) of the charging pad.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chargers and contact Hirsch Gift for a free replacement.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received seven reports of the phone chargers overheating. No injuries have been reported. (more…)

Name of product:
Bontrager Line Pro flat bicycle pedals
Hazard:

The spindle of one or both of the pedals can break, posing a fall hazard.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall date:
July 26, 2018
Units:
About 9,630 pairs (in addition, 600 pairs were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact:

Trek at 800-373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.trekbikes.com and click on Safety & Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

In Conjunction With:
Description:

This recall involves all Bontrager Line Pro flat bicycle pedals. These aluminum pedals come in orange and black. “Line Pro” and “Bontrager” are printed on the body of the pedal.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle pedals and take them to a Trek retailer for a free repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received five reports of broken spindles in the bicycle pedals. No injuries have been reported. (more…)

Name of product:
Orange Whip golf swing trainers
Hazard:

The orange ball can detach from the trainer while in use, posing an injury hazard to the user and bystanders.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall date:
July 26, 2018
Units:
About 6,100
Consumer Contact:

Jimmy Hack Golf toll-free at 877-505-9447 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at https://orangewhipgolf.com/ and click on “Product Recall” for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves the Orange Whip golf swing trainer models OWT and OWM. The recalled trainers have a black grip and flexible shaft with a weighted orange ball attached to it. The batch number is printed on the inside of the counterweight steel ball (white or gold color) attached to the grip end of the Orange Whip. The recalled trainers have a batch number in the range from 772 to 792. In order to read the batch number, the counterweight steel ball must be unscrewed by hand. Model OWT, the full size trainer, measures 47 inches in length. Model OWM, the mid-size trainer, measures 43 inches in length

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled golf swing trainers and contact Jimmy Hack Golf to receive a free replacement product.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 36 reports of the ball detaching from the trainer. No injuries have been reported. (more…)

For Immediate Release

July 25, 2018

Contact

Consumers

AMPI Response Center
 734-773-4220

Media

Sarah Schmidt
 507-354-8295, extension 3665

Announcement

Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) of New Ulm, Minn., is recalling dry whey powder packaged in 50-pound and 25-kg bags that were produced at the cooperative’s Blair, Wis., dry whey plant from May 1-5, 2018; May 24-29, 2018; June 2-5, 2018; and June 7-14, 2018 due to the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. This is a precautionary recall. All products shipped to the marketplace tested negative for salmonella.

Salmonella is 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.

The products included in the recall can be identified by the following lot numbers, which can be found printed along the top of the bag. Images of the bags can be found below.

  • 7000.118.121.BL – 7000.118.125.BL
  • 7000.118.144.BL – 7000.118.149.BL
  • 7000.118.153.BL – 7000.118.156.BL
  • 7000.118.158.BL – 7000.118.165.BL

AMPI dry whey powder is not sold directly to consumers, but is used as an ingredient in a number of foods. It is sold directly to manufacturers and also distributed by brokers. A limited amount was sold for animal feed. All products shipped into the marketplace tested negative for salmonella as part of AMPI’s routine testing program. However, because additional product tested positive for salmonella under AMPI’s routine test and hold procedures, the company is recalling product as a precautionary measure. AMPI has ceased production at its Blair, Wis., dry whey plant, is currently investigating the cause for the positive samples, and will take all necessary remedial actions.

All customers that have received the dry whey powder lots have been notified by AMPI and instructed to return the recalled powder, or to document the destruction of the powder, after contacting AMPI for specific instructions. (more…)

For Immediate Release

July 24, 2018

Contact

Consumers

 1-800-310-3704

Media

Lynne Galia
  lynne.galia@kraftheinz.com
 847-646-4396

Announcement

As a precaution, approximately 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip are being voluntarily recalled because the affected product is showing signs of product separation which can lead to a potential health hazard.

This could create conditions that could allow for the growth of Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum), a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double vision, and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
There have been no consumer complaints or reports of illness related to this issue to date. (more…)

For Immediate Release

July 23, 2018

Contact

Consumers

Customer Service
 800-679-1791

Media

Bethridge Toovell
 Bethridge_Toovell@PepperidgeFarm.com
 203-846-7136

 

Announcement

Pepperidge Farm has been notified by one of its ingredient suppliers that whey powder in a seasoning that is applied to four varieties of crackers has been the subject of a recall by the whey powder manufacturer due to the potential presence of Salmonella. Pepperidge Farm initiated an investigation and, out of an abundance of caution, is voluntarily recalling four varieties of Goldfish crackers. The products were distributed throughout the United States. No illnesses have been reported. No other Pepperidge Farm products in the U.S. are subject to this recall.

The following four varieties with the indicated codes are subject to this recall: (more…)