This week saw a recall on adjustable valves and shunts, recalls on turkey salad, recalls on organic spring mix, recalls on yogurt and granola parfaits, recalls on chests of drawers, recalls on chocolate cake, recalls on frozen peas, recalls on flip tumblers, recalls on dark chocolate, recalls on garbage disposals, recalls on utility vehicles, recalls on smoked fish products, recalls on adjustable beds, recalls on water-absorbing toys, recalls on solar panels, recalls on Polaris ATVs, recalls on baby teething tablets, and recalls on Caesar side salad.
Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of April 10, 2017:
- Stratamr Adjustable Valves and Shunts: Medtronic announced that on February 22, 2017 it notified customers of a voluntary recall of all unused units of the StrataMR™ adjustable valves and shunts. Medtronic is conducting this voluntary recall due to an issue that can occur post-implantation that can lead to the potential for under-drainage of cerebrospinal fluid. These products are manufactured and marketed by Medtronic’s Neurosurgery business, which is part of the Brain Therapies division of the company’s Restorative Therapies Group. This recall only applies to StrataMR adjustable valves and shunts and does not apply to Strata™ II or Strata™ NSC products. As of the initiation of this recall, 2,622 StrataMR valves and shunts potentially affected by this recall had been distributed worldwide. The affected StrataMR valves and shunts were manufactured from October 27, 2015 to November 11, 2016. Medtronic initiated the recall due to an increase in the product complaint rate. As of April 1, 2017, the product complaint rate related to this issue was 2.75 percent of total units distributed. Medtronic initiated customer communication of the recall by letter and is requesting that customers cease use of all affected product that remains in inventory and return all unused units to Medtronic. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory bodies also have been notified. Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online, by regular mail, or by fax. Recall Date: 4/6/2017
- Turkey Salad: Mibo Fresh Food is recalling approximately 3,434 pounds of ready-to-eat salad products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The product contains pieces of honey glazed walnut, which has an ingredient of wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. This product was also packed on shared equipment with other tree nuts, peanuts, soy and milk. The Baby Greens with Turkey and Mango Salad items were produced on various dates from March 28, 2017- April 6, 2017 and have “best-by” dates from April 7, 2017- April 16, 2017. Products subject to recall include 2 7.2 ounce tray packages containing “Mibo Fresh Baby Greens with Turkey and Mango Salad with Sweet Onion Dijon Dressing.” The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-27399” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to Costco retail locations in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. Recall Date: 4/8/2017
- Organic Marketside Spring Mix: Fresh Express is announcing a precautionary recall of a limited number of cases of Organic Marketside Spring Mix. The item subject to the recall is 5 oz. Organic Marketside Spring Mix marketed in a clear container with production code G089B19 and best-if-used-by date of APR 14, 2017 located on the front label, and UPC code 6 8113132897 5 located on the bottom of the container. The recalled salads were distributed only to Walmart stores located in the Southeastern region of the United States. The recall was necessitated when Fresh Express was notified that extraneous animal matter was allegedly found in a single container of the salad. Out of an abundance of caution, all salads manufactured in the same production run are being recalled. Consumers who may have already purchased the recalled product should discard and not consume it. A full refund is available where purchased or by calling the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center. Recall Date: 4/8/2017
- Whole Foods Yogurt and Granola Parfaits: The Whole Foods Market® store in Dedham, Massachusetts is issuing an allergy alert on single-serve organic vanilla yogurt parfait cups with strawberries and granola, because the granola contained almonds, which were not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The parfaits were packaged in single-serve clear plastic containers and varied by weight. They were labeled as “Organic Vanilla Yogurt Strawberries and Granola”, PLU number 25826 with a “Sell by” date between April 2, 2017 and April 11, 2017. Consumers who have purchased this product may bring their receipt to the store for a full refund. Recall Date: 4/10/2017
- Chest of Drawers: Vanguard Furniture Company Inc. is recalling its Bow Front chest of drawers because the recalled chests are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall, posing a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or injuries to children. The chests do not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard (ASTM F2057-14). This recall involves Bow Front chests of drawers from the Vanguard Furniture Compendium Collection. The eight drawer beech-wood chests have primavera veneers and are finished in a variety of custom colors. The chests weigh 250 pounds and measure 36 inches high by 20 inches deep by 75 inches wide. Tip restraint kits were included with each chest of drawers. Recalled chest of drawers were sold at Furniture stores nationwide from August 2015 to February 2017. Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled chests that are not properly anchored to the wall and place them into an area that children cannot access. Contact Vanguard Furniture for a free, in-home installation of a repair to prevent the risk of a tip-over. Vanguard Furniture is contacting all known purchasers directly. Recall Date: 4/10/2017
- Chocolate Kokosh Cake: Orthodox Baking Co. announced a voluntary recall of its 16 ounce packages of Oberlander Gluten Free Brand “Chocolate Kokosh Cake” chocolate filled cake because they contain undeclared almond paste. People who have allergies to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The recalled “Chocolate Kokosh Cake” were distributed nationwide in retail stores and supermarkets. No other products are impacted. The product comes in a 16 ounce, clear plastic package with a wraparound label. It is marked with a “last date sale” of April 30 printed on the back of the label and further identified with UPC #43711 18093 7. This voluntary recall was initiated on April 5, 2017, after an unconfirmed report of an allergic reaction was investigated by Orthodox Baking Co. and it revealed that the almond paste-containing cake was distributed in packaging that identified in the ingredient declaration the presence of “kernel paste” instead of “almond paste”. The problem was caused by a labeling error limited to this item. Consumers who have purchased 16 ounce packages of “Chocolate Kokosh Cake” chocolate filled cake are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 4/10/2017
- Frozen Sweet Peas: Lakeside Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 1,568 packages of 16 ounce Season’s Choice Brand Frozen Peas packed for Aldi, Inc. distributed in 7 states because it has the potential to be contaminated 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. Product was distributed to only Aldi Stores in Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Florida, Wisconsin and is sold at retail stores in these states. The affected product was distributed in poly bags under the following label codes: Season’s Choice Sweet Peas, Net Weight 16 oz (1 LB) 454 g UPC code 041498164294; DC27063 PLAA6206 BEST BY 09 2018; DC27063 BNAD7266 BEST BY 09 2018; DC37063 BNAD7266 BEST BY 09 2018; DC47063 BNAD7266 BEST BY 09 2018; DC57063 BNAD7266 BEST BY 09 2018; DC57063 BNAF6236 BEST BY 09 2018; and DC57063 BNAF6236 BEST BY 09 2018. Consumers who have purchased this specific lot code should discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund. Recall Date: 4/11/2017
- Teavana Flip Tumblers: Starbucks Corporation, dba Teavana is recalling its Teavana Flip Tumblers because they can leak hot liquid, posing a burn hazard. This recall involves 14 oz. Teavana flip tumblers used for steeping hot tea. The recalled tumblers have a clear plastic cap with a welded black base that screws onto a stainless steel tumbler. The tumblers were sold in black and silver and measure about 10 inches tall by 3 inches in diameter. “Teavana®” is printed on the side of the tumbler. Recalled tumblers were sold at Teavana stores nationwide and online at Teavana.com from October 2016 through February 2017. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled flip tumblers and return them to a Teavana store location (except for two stores: Columbia Mall, Columbia, Maryland and Dallas Fort-Worth Airport, Texas) or contact Teavana for a mailer label to get a refund. Recall Date: 4/11/2017
- H.E.B Brand Pomegranate Infused Cranberries Covered in Dark Chocolate: Nassau Candy Distributors is voluntarily recalling 8 oz. bags of H.E.B brand Pomegranate Infused Cranberries Covered in Dark Chocolatebecause they may contain undeclared Almonds. People who have allergies to Almonds run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The product is packaged in 8 oz. zipper bags with UPC CODE 041220985883 and has a Best By Date of 02/27/18 on the lower right back panel of the packaging. No other product or Best By Dates are affected by this recall. The recalled Pomegranate Infused Cranberries Covered in Dark Chocolate was distributed to H.E.B in San Antonio, Texas. Consumers who have purchased the 8 oz. bags of H.E.B brand Pomegranate Infused Cranberries Covered in Dark Chocolate are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 4/11/2017
- Garbage Disposals: Anaheim Manufacturing Co. and Moen Inc. are recalling garbage disposals because a metal component inside the disposal can break off and come out of the disposal during use, posing an impact hazard. This recall involves 3/4 and 1 horsepower disposals. Recalled brands, model numbers and serial numbers are listed below. The disposal housings were sold in silver, gray, black and blue and have the brand name printed on them. The brand name, model number and serial number are printed on a label on the bottom or side of the disposals. A complete list of recalled disposals can be found here. Recalled disposals were sold at Best Buy, HD Supply, Menards, and plumbing supply stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Costco.com, HomeDepot.com, Walmart.com and other websites from December 2015 through March 2017. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled garbage disposals and contact Anaheim Manufacturing to arrange for a free replacement disposal to be installed at no cost to the consumer. Recall Date: 4/11/2017
- John Deere Gator Utility Vehicles: Deere & Company is recalling its utility vehicles because the dust boot on the throttle cable can come loose, resulting in the vehicle not slowing down or stopping, posing a crash hazard. This recall involves John Deere Gator™ Utility Vehicles with model number XUV590i or XUV590i S4 printed on the hood and the “John Deere” and “Gator” brand names printed on the cargo box. The serial number, located on the frame on the rear of the machine above the hitch, begins with 1M0590 and fall within the ranges on the chart below. The recalled utility vehicles come in several colors and have four-wheel suspension with side-by-side seating for two or four people depending on model. Recalled utility vehicles were sold at John Deere dealers nationwide from January 2016 through March 2017. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair. John Deere is contacting all registered owners of the recalled vehicles directly.
- Smoked Fish Products: The Smokehouse of NY is recalling all of the Smoked fish listed below, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Products subject to recall include Norwegian 4 ounce & 8 ounce and whole sides; Pastrami 4 ounce & 8 ounce; Sturgeon 4 ounce; Whitefish Salad; Irish 4 ounce & 8 ounce; Gravlax 4 ounce & 8 ounce; Kippered Salmon 8 ounce; Trout Fillet 8 ounce; Scottish 4 ounce & 8 ounce; Trimmings 8 ounce; and Sable 8 ounce. These products were distributed through New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Alabama, Minnesota, and Montana. Product was distributed to markets, restaurants, and hotels. To identify our products there is our logo on every package with our name The Smokehouse of NY in black cryovaced bags. The expiration dates will be from April 5th to April 19th. Recall Date: 4/12/2017
- Adjustable Beds: PPJ, LLC; d.b.a Customatic Beds is recalling its adjustable beds because the bed’s side-mounted AC outlets can be incorrectly wired, posing an electric shock hazard to consumers. This recall involves the bases of Customatic adjustable beds. These power foundations were offered in all bed sizes and were sold with handheld remote controls, allowing the head and/or the foot of the bed mattress to be moved up and down. These bases also have a side mounted AC outlet. The model numbers can be found on the metal frame near the foot of the bed. A complete list of recalled beds can be found here. Recalled beds were sold at Sleepy’s and other mattress stores nationwide from June 2012 through January 2017. Consumers should immediately stop using the AC plug on the side of the bed and contact Customatic Beds to arrange for a free inspection and repair. Recall Date: 4/12/2017
- Water-absorbing Toys: Target Corp. is recalling Water-absorbing Easter and Dino toys because if the small toy is ingested, it can expand inside a child’s body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening. Surgery is required to remove the toy from the body, if ingested. Medical professionals and parents should be aware that there is a possibility that the toys might not show up on an x-ray. This recall involves Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs, Easter Grow Toys and Hatch Your Own Dino. Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs and Easter Grow Toys have model number 234-25-1200 on the back of the product’s packaging. Hatch Your Own Dino Egg has model number 234-09-0016 on the label inserted in the product’s packaging. The pink, blue, or purple Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs include a white bunny, brown bunny, or butterfly. The Easter Grow Toys include a yellow chick, brown bunny, or white bunny. The Hatch Your Own Dino Eggs are purple or yellow/green and contains one of eleven dinosaurs. Recalled toys were sold at Target stores nationwide from February 2017 through March 2017. Consumers should immediately take this recalled toy away from children and return it to any Target store for a full refund. Recall Date: 4/13/2017
- Bosch Solar Panels: Bosch Solar Energy Corporation is recalling roof-mounted Bosch solar panels because they can overheat, posing a risk of fire. This recall involves Roof-Mounted Bosch Photovoltaic Solar Modules with model number c-Si M 60 NA30119. Bosch solar modules are photovoltaic solar panels used to generate electricity. Each module measures approximately 65 inches by 39 inches by 1.65 inches, and weighs just less than 42 pounds. The solar cells are housed in a glass-foil laminate framed by an anodized aluminum profile. The output power of the panel is 245 watt peak. Recalled panels were sold at commercial installers nationwide from October 2011 through May 2013. Consumers should contact their installer to determine if their solar panels are the model being recalled. If it is, customers should contact Bosch to arrange for free replacement. Recall Date: 4/13/2017
- Polaris All-Terrain Vehicles: Polaris Industries Inc. is recalling Sportsman 450, 570, 850, 1000 and Scrambler 1000 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) because the electronic power steering unit can malfunction, posing a crash hazard. This recall involves model year 2017 Polaris Sportsman 450, 570, 850, 1000 and Scrambler 1000 model ATVs. The recalled ATVs have “Polaris” printed on the front grill and “Sportsman 450,” “Sportsman 570,” “Sportsman 850,” “Sportsman 1000” or “Scrambler 1000” printed on the side of the steering column. The ATVs were sold in several colors. The model number is located on the fuel tank cover. To check for recalled vehicles by VIN, visit www.polaris.com. A complete list of recalled ATVs can be found here. Recalled ATVs were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from September 2016 through March 2017. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly. Recall Date: 4/13/2017
- Polaris Ranger Off-Highway Vehicles: Polaris Industries Inc. is recalling Polaris Ranger 900 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) because a heat shield can fall off the vehicle, posing fire and burn hazards to riders. This recall involves all model year 2015 Polaris Ranger XP 900, XP 900 EPS, and CREW 900 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The recalled ROVs were sold in a variety of colors and have either three or six seats and a rear box. “Ranger” is printed on the rear box, and “900” is printed on the hood of the ROVs. All 2015 Ranger 900 models and vehicle identification numbers (VINs) are included in this recall. The VIN is printed on the frame on the driver’s side towards the rear of the vehicle. To check for recalled vehicles by VIN, visit www.polaris.com. A full list of recalled vehicles and their model number can be found here. Recalled vehicles were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from April 2014 through March 2017. Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly. Recall Date: 4/13/2017
- Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets: Standard Homeopathic Company is recalling all lots of Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets sold in retail stores to the consumer level. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that the medicines have been found to contain inconsistent amounts of belladonna alkaloids that may differ from the calculated amount on the products’ labels. FDA believes that belladonna represents a serious health hazard to children and that the effects of belladonna are unpredictable. The Agency has stated to the Company, “There is no known safe dose or toxic dose of belladonna in children because of the many factors that affect it.” The Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets were used to provide temporary relief of teething symptoms in children. The recall includes all products that retailers may have had in stock. The Company stopped making and shipping the medicines nationwide in October 2016. This recall ensures the removal of any possible remaining products that may be on store shelves. No other Standard Homeopathic Company/Hyland’s products are affected by this recall. Standard Homeopathic Company is notifying its distributors and retailers by mail and is arranging for the return of all recalled products. Consumers who have products which are being recalled should discard the product. Recall Date: 4/14/2017
- Caesar Side Salad: Choice Farms LLC is initiating a limited voluntary recall of 7-Eleven™ brand Caesar Salad containers produced on April 11th, at the Denver production facility only, because they contain undeclared Milk, Egg, Wheat and Fish (anchovies) allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these foods run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled products were delivered to a distribution center for 7-Eleven in Denver, and sold only in 7-Eleven stores in the state of Colorado. These items contain romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing (Fish), croutons (Wheat, Egg), and parmesan cheese (Milk). The recalled product was discovered during a routine retained sample inspection. No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to date. The salad containers have a Best Enjoyed by date of 04/17/17; Production Code 07 101 101; and UPC Code 0 52548 59414 5. Consumers who suspect that they have purchased the products affected by this recall should dispose it in the garbage and contact Choice Farms LLC for a refund. Recall Date: 4/14/2017