Garden-Fresh Foods is initiating an expansion to our voluntary recall on various ready-to-eat salads, slaw, and dip products sold under various brands and code dates. It is said the products can be contaminated with Listeria, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes-fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. However, currently there’re has been no illness or complaints related to this recall.
Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Dorel Juvenile Group is recalling certain Safety 1st Complete Air LX, Safety 1st Complete Air SE, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite, and Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3 in 1 convertible products for child restraint systems. The rear facing belt path installation arrows are incorrect and could be potentially interpreted as pointing toward the forward facing vehicle belt path location. If the child seat is not installed properly, the child may be injured in the event of a crash.
DJG will notify registered owners and provide free label kits consisting of modified labels which will correct the vague and possibly improper instructions.
Crate & Barrel is recalling Hanging Pendant Lamps from the Finley Collection. These lamps came with two different shade color options; white and wheat linen. The lamp’s polarity labels can fall off or be mislabeled, which poses hazards to consumers.
They have received four reports of lamps shorting out, which resulted in minor property damage and a minor burn.
Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps and contact Crate & Barrel at (800) 451-8217 for a replacement lamp of equal value or a full refund.
Approximately 69,000 units of the Circo-brand Chloe and Conner Sitting Stools have been recently recalled by Target. They have received seven reports of the stools breaking or collapsing and causing a child to fall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the stool and return it to a Target store for a full refund by calling Target Guest Relations at (800) 440-0680 anytime or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shimano American has collaborated with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to announce a recall on September 19, 2013 for Disc Brake Calipers.
In accordance to the safety notice, the calipers on the disc brakes can fail, posing a collision hazard.
About 6,600 Disc Brakes were distributed in the United States, and 704 in Canada. Bicycles were sold at bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from February 2012 through May 2013. To date, there have been no reported injuries or collisions due to recalled product.
This recall includes all Shimano BR-CX75 aftermarket disc brake calipers and BR-R515 disc brake calipers installed on road and cyclocross bicycles sold by other manufacturers including BMC, Giant, Ibis, Raleigh, Shinola, Specialized and Volagi. “Shimano,” “China” and the model number are embossed on the outside of the brake caliper. Both models have either black or silver finishes. Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycles with recalled Shimano brakes and contact a Shimano authorized dealer to receive a free installation and replacement of the calipers. Call Shimano American at (800) 353-4719.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in accordance with McNeil Consumer Healthcare, announced on September 6, 2013 a voluntary recall of Concentrated MOTRIN Infants’ Drops Original Berry Flavor ½ fluid ounce bottles.
According to the safety notice, after releasing three lots of this type of Motrin into the market, tiny plastic particles (approximately 1 mm in size) were identified in a different product lot during manufacturing. It was determined that the particles originated in a shipment from a third party supplier of ibuprofen, the active ingredient in Concentrated MOTRIN® Infants’ Drops. This affected product line was not released to the market. Out of an abundance of caution, McNeil is voluntarily recalling the three lots of Concentrated MOTRIN® Infants’ Drops.
It is reported that about 200,000 bottles of Concentrated MOTRIN® Infants’ Drops were distributed in the United States. The UPC code of bottles is 300450524157. McNeil is asking retailers to remove the effected lots from store shelves, and is asking consumers to stop using and dispose of any product they may have that is included in this recall.
McNeil has worked with the third party to ensure that corrective measures are currently in place and are effective. The potential for adverse medical events related to the reason for this recall is not likely. Concentrated Infants’ MOTRIN® Drops Dye-Free Berry Flavor 1 fl. oz. is not included in this recall. Children’s or Adult MOTRIN® products are not included in this recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Vitamix, issued a recall on August 28, 2013 for 64-Ounce Low Profile Blender Containers. Consumers should stop using recalled product immediately.
Directly from the CPSC safety notice, the blade can break, creating a laceration hazard to consumers. To date, Vitamix has received 18 reports of blades breaking. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Vitamix 64-ounce Low-Profile Containers with blade part number 103208 A and blade date codes 03-12 (March 2012) through 07-13 (July 2013). The blade part number and date code are laser etched onto the top of the blade at the bottom of the container. The clear, plastic, 64-ounce container with black plastic handle and lid was sold with Vitamix blender models 7500, Professional Series 300, Professional Series 750 and individually.
It is reported that about 165,000 blenders were sold in the United States and an additional 4,300 were sold in Canada. The recalled product was sold at major retailers nationwide and online at vitamix.com from April 2013 to August 2013. Consumers should stop using the recalled container immediately and contact Vitamix for instructions on how to send back the container (without the lid or any accessories) to the firm for a free repair.
BMW of North America announced a safety recall on August 7, 2013 for certain model year 2009-2010 X5 xDrive35d vehicles equipped with a diesel engine.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the model’s fuel filter heater, which warms up the diesel fuel at low outside temperatures, can experience an electrical overload condition that may cause it to become permanently activated. This means the fuel filter heater could remain activated even when the ignition is off, which could lead to a dead battery. It could also lead to overheating, possibly resulting in a fire.
About 1,540 vehicles were sold nationwide. These models were manufactured from June 13, 2009 through November 9, 2009.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel filter heater, free of charge. The safety recall began in September 2013. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at (800)-525-7417.
Home Depot announced a recall on their Soleil Portable Fan Heaters of approximately 107,000 units due to report of the fans melting. Home Depot had been selling the fans in retail from September 2012-May 2013.
Anyone who has purchased one is being warned to stop using the product. The Consumer Product Safety Commission stated that the product “can melt, deform, and catch fire during use.”
Home Depot has received reports of 464 of their units melting. However, no injuries or property damage have been reported.
Consumers who have this product in their homes should call Home Depot or visit their website to receive their full refund.
Sears announced total recall of 795,000 units of their Kenmore Dehumidifiers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission states that the product “can overheat, smoke, melt and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.”
The product was previously recalled voluntarily in August 2012. Since then, Sears has received seven additional incident reports of shorting and fire. In one incident a consumer’s foot was severely burned and in three other incidents, fires resulted in more than $300,000 in property damage.
Consumers who have this product in their homes should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifier and contact the Recall Fulfillment Center of Sears to receive a gift card of varying amounts based on the capacity and year of the product.