Harvesters Issues Safety Alert on Bibi Frutix Candy Possible Chemical Contamination

December 11, 2017 jbushland

For Immediate Release

December 8, 2017

Contact

Media

Sarah Biles
  [email protected]
 816-929-3068

Announcement

On Tuesday, December 5, a partner food pantry agency in Wamego, Kansas notified Harvesters—The Community Food Network of potentially contaminated Bibi Frutix candy product it received through Harvesters’ distribution program.

The candy product is likely contaminated with a chemical substance and is potentially harmful if eaten. To date, there has been a report of one illness. The candy product is the shape of a small baby bottle and labeled “Bibi Frutix.” The product was donated to Harvesters. Harvesters estimates six cases or fewer of the candy product was received. (more…)

ALDI Voluntarily Recalls Choceur Dark Chocolate Bar Due to Undeclared Nut Allergen Products Could Contain Almond Pieces Not Listed on Packaging

December 9, 2017 jbushland

For Immediate Release

December 8, 2017

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Consumers

ALDI customer service
 1-800-325-7894

Media

Shenetta Johnson
  [email protected]
 (312) 988-2396

Announcement

 In cooperation with Hofer KG ZNL Schokoladefab, ALDI has voluntarily recalled Choceur Dark Chocolate Bars as a precautionary measure due to the potential presence of almond pieces not listed on packaging. The recall was initiated after an ALDI employee identified almond pieces in the product. This product may cause an allergic reaction in customers who have a nut allergy.

ALDI has removed the affected product from its stores. The affected product is a 5.29 oz. chocolate bar with brown and red wrapping. The best-by date is July 24, 2018, with the following UPC code: 4149817964.

The product was available for purchase in the following states: Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kentucky, West Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida and Texas.

The product was also available for purchase to ALDI customers in the Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles areas through the company’s partnership with Instacart, a grocery delivery service.

To date, no illnesses related to this product have been reported. No other ALDI products are affected by this recall. (more…)

One Stop Shop Recalls Children’s Pajamas Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard: Sold Exclusively at Foreman Mills

December 9, 2017 jbushland
Name of product:
Children’s pajama sets
Hazard:

The children’s pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall date:
December 8, 2017
Recall number:
18-056
Consumer Contact:

One Stop Shop toll-free at 888-884-7202 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email [email protected]

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves children’s 100 percent cotton knit, two-piece, long-sleeve top and pant pajama sets. They were sold in three different styles: Santa Claus print with a white button and black and gold belt screenprint; Elf screenprint with a white Peter Pan collar, three red buttons and a black and gold belt; and reindeer screenprint on the top with a Faire Isle pattern on the pant and a reindeer on the top. “Mad Engine” “RN 129993” and the size are on the neck label. The pajama sets were sold in children’s sizes XXS, XS, S, M, L and XL. Mad Engine claims these recalled pajama sets are counterfeit.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately take the recalled pajamas away from children and contact One Stop Shop for a full refund. 

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported (more…)

Westinghouse Portable Generators Recalled by MWE Investments Due to Fire Hazard

December 8, 2017 jbushland
Name of product:
Portable Inverter Generators
Hazard:

The portable generators can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall date:
December 7, 2017
Recall number:
18-055
Consumer Contact:

MWE Investments toll-free at 855-944-3571 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email [email protected] , or online at www.westinghouseportablepower.com and click on “Product Safety” located at the top of the page.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Westinghouse iGen2500 and iPro2500 portable inverter generators used to power appliances, cell phones or other electronic devices. The iGen2500 has a bright blue plastic cover and has “Westinghouse iGen2500” printed in white lettering on the side and on the front of the generator. The Westinghouse iPro2500 has a plastic gray cover. “Westinghouse iPro2500” is printed in white lettering on the side and front of the generator. The number of watts is also printed on the side. It reads 2200 Running Watts and 2500 Peak Watts. The generators measure about 20 inches long by 18 wide inches by 11 inches tall. They weigh about 49 pounds.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact MWE Investments to arrange for a free repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received four reports of the recalled generators overheating and catching on fire. No injuries have been reported. (more…)

Creative Contract Packaging LLC Issues An Allergen Alert Regarding 4 Ounce Jars Of Herb-Ox® Beef Flavor Granulated Bouillon Due To Potential Presence Of Undeclared Milk

December 8, 2017 jbushland

For Immediate Release

December 5, 2017

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Consumers

 1-800-523-4635

Media

Richard Williamson
 (507) 434-6781

Announcement

4,412 cases of HERB-OX® Beef Flavor Granulated Bouillon with “Best If Used By” dates of SEPT 2020 and OCT 2020 Are Affected

Creative Contract Packaging LLC is voluntarily recalling 4,412 cases, or 13,236 total pounds, of two code dates of HERB-OX® Beef Flavor Granulated Bouillon, due to the potential presence of an undeclared milk allergen.

Consumers who are allergic to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled product is limited to 4 ounce jars with “Best If Used By” dates of SEPT 2020 and OCT 2020. The code date is located on top of the lid. A photo of the product and “Best If Used By” date appears below. Recalled product was sent to retailers and distributors nationwide.

Out of an abundance of caution and with an emphasis on its consumers’ wellness and safety, the company is issuing the recall to ensure that consumers are made aware of the potential hazard. No reports have been received to date of any consumer injuries or complaints. (more…)

FDA Alerts Consumers to Recall of Certain Comforts FOR BABY Water with Fluoride

December 6, 2017 jbushland

For Immediate Release

December 4, 2017

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Consumers

 1-888-SAFEFOOD

Announcement

On this page:

What is the Problem and What is Being Done About It?

What are the Symptoms of Exposure to Molds and to Talaromyces penicillium?

Who is at Risk?

What Specific Products are in Question?

What Do Retails Need To Do?

What Do Consumers Need To Do?

Who Should be Contacted?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting the public to a recall of Comforts FOR BABY Purified Water with Fluoride with certain sell by dates, sold by Kroger in various affiliated stores, due to potential mold contamination.

What is the Problem and What is Being Done About It?

The Kroger Company has recalled Comforts FOR BABY Purified Water with Fluoride Added 1 GAL (3.78 L) with sell by dates from 4/26/2018 to 10/10/2018, after receiving complaints about mold in the product. Testing by Kroger has identified the mold as Talaromyces penicillium. The water is sold in clear containers, but the mold may not be visible with the naked eye.

The FDA is issuing this consumer alert to reach parents and caregivers who may have bought the product, which is intended for infants.

The products were distributed to Kroger stores, including Food 4 Less, Jay C, Jay C Food Plus, Kroger, Kroger Marketplace, Owen’s, Payless Super Market, and Ruler stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.  The Kroger Company has instructed its stores to remove the recalled products.

The recalled products are labeled with the UPC Code 0 41260 37597 2 and the plant code 51-4140. The labels also state DISTRIBUTED BY THE KROGER CO, CINCINNATI, OHIO 45202.

The recalled products have sell by dates from 4/26/2018 – 10/10/2018.

If you have purchased this water return it to the store for a refund. (more…)

Metabo Recalls Rat Tail Angle Grinders Due to Laceration Hazard

December 6, 2017 jbushland
Name of product:
Rat tail angle grinders with brake
Hazard:

The on-off switch can lock in the “on” position, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Remedy:
Replace
Repair
Recall date:
December 5, 2017
Recall number:
18-053
Consumer Contact:

Metabo toll-free at 844-470-5540 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email [email protected] or online at www.metabo.com and click on Service for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Metabo 5-inch, 6-inch, and 7-inch rat tail angle grinders with a brake. Recalled models include WEPBA 17-125 Quick RT DS, WEPBA 17-150 Quick RT DS, and WEPB 19-180 RT DS. Serial numbers are from 70300xxxxx to 70700xxxxx. Model numbers and serial numbers are printed on a label on the bottom of the tool behind the red brake band.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled angle grinders and contact Metabo for instructions on how to receive a free repair or a replacement angle grinder.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported (more…)

Netgear Recalls Power Adapters for Outdoor Cameras Due to Fire Hazard

December 6, 2017 jbushland
Name of product:
Power adapters for outdoor Arlo cameras
Hazard:

Water can leak into the weatherproof connector on the power adapter and cause a short circuit, melting, and overheating, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall date:
December 5, 2017
Recall number:
18-047
Consumer Contact:

Netgear toll-free at 866-243-0513 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.arlo.com and click on the recall tab at the top of the page for more information.

Recall Details

In Conjunction With:
Description:

This recall involves all model VMA4700 NETGEAR Arlo outdoor power adapters that were sold separately as aftermarket accessories for the Arlo, Arlo Pro and Arlo Go wire-free outdoor cameras.. This recall only involves the VMA4700 aftermarket model sold separately. The model number “VMA4700” can be found on the packaging. The part number, 332-10985-01, is marked on the back of the adapter. The black adapter comes with a weatherproof connector on one end and an adapter on the other end. “Arlo” is printed on the front of the adapter. The cord measures about eight feet long.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power adapters, unplug them from the camera and contact Netgear for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received seven reports of the power adapter cord melting and overheating, resulting in one fire. No injuries have been reported. (more…)

West Elm Recalls Table Lamps Due to Shock Hazard

December 5, 2017 jbushland
Name of product:
Table lamps
Hazard:

The electrical wire that runs through the lamps can be cut or fray by the lamp’s adjustable joint, posing a risk of electric shock to consumers.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall date:
December 4, 2017
Recall number:
18-052
Consumer Contact:

West Elm toll-free at 866-577-9276 from 7 a.m. to midnight ET every day, or online at www.westelm.com and click on Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves West Elm’s Industrial Task table lamps. The metal lamps have an on/off switch and an adjustable arm that locks at two angles. The head of the lamp has a tension that allows it to swivel to direct light. Some models have a USB port in the base. The lamps were sold in various colors and are about 33 inches tall and measure about 7 inches in diameter at the base. West Elm, the SKU# and the date of manufacture in Letter/YYYY format are printed on a sticker on the underside of the base. Dates of manufacture for the non-USB modes are C/2014 and later. All lamps with a USB port in the base are included in this recall. The SKU numbers for the recalled lamps are the following:

 

SKU Description
3967424 Industrial Task Lamp Workspace Antique Bronze
9353603 New Industrial Task Lamp USB Black/Antique Brass
9353645 New Industrial Task Lamp USB Polished Nickel
4638800 New Industrial Task Lamp:USB:Teal
4639352 New Industrial Task Lamp:USB:White
4639329 New Industrial Task Lamp:USB:Antique Brass
830703 LED New Industrial Task Lamp: Polished Nickel
830760 LED New Industrial Task Lamp: White
1127851 New Industrial Task Lamp: Antique Brass:LED:Antique Brass
1128008 New Industrial Task Lamp Black/Antique Brass:LED:Black/Antique Bras
6379200 New Industrial Task Lamp:Teal
1219963 New Industrial Task Lamp Black:CFL:Black
8170136 New Industrial Task Lamp:Plaster
1127778 Non CFL New Industrial Task Lamp:Antique Brass
1128040 Non CFL New Industrial Task Lamp:Black/Antique Brass
1128255 Non CFL New Industrial Task Lamp:Evergreen
1128289 CFL New Industrial Task Lamp:Evergreen
830737 CFL New Industrial Task Lamp Turmeric
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and return them to West Elm for a full refund, including return shipping. 

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 24 reports of the lamps shorting, sparking or getting hot. There have been no reports of injuries. (more…)

Rafedain Shish Kabob Restaurant, Inc. Recalls Chicken Patty Shish Kabob Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

December 5, 2017 jbushland
Class I Recall 127-2017
Health Risk: High Dec 1, 2017

Congressional and Public Affairs
Sarah R. Lichtman
(202) 720-9113
[email protected]

 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2017 – Rafedain Shish Kabob Restaurant, Inc., a Detroit, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 813 pounds of chicken patty shish kabob products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk, wheat and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

The chicken patty shish kabob items were produced on various dates between Feb. 7, 2017 and Nov. 27, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels]

  • 9-oz. vacuum-packed tray packages containing four pieces of “RAFEDAIN FULLY COOKED CHICKEN PATTY SHISH KABOB.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST 44196” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors and retail locations in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Utah, Virginia and Washington.

The problem was discovered by FSIS inspection program personnel during routine in-plant labeling verification activities.

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…)