This week saw a recall on macaroni salad, recalls on frozen burritos, recalls on chili kits, recalls on brownies, recalls on sweet peas, recalls on children’s clothing, recalls on lingerie chests, recalls on chicken salad, recalls on mountain bikes, recalls on scooters, and recalls on sterile compounded products.
Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of April 3, 2017:
- Macaroni Salad: Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 529 cases of 16oz. Reser’s Macaroni Salad because they contain two undeclared allergens: Milk and Soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Milk or Soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The issue was discovered when consumer feedback indicated the product was not consistent with what had been purchased in the past. The product was sold to grocery retailers and distributors in AL, CO, GA, KS, LA, MD, MO, MS, NY, OK, PA, TX, and WI. The affected product can be identified by the Use By Date (April 24, 2017, found on the edge of the lid) and the UPC number (71117.19007, found on the side panel of the package). Reser’s has instructed distributors and retailers who purchased affected product from Reser’s to remove the product from shelves and inventories, and destroy it. Consumers with a Milk or Soy sensitivity or allergy should destroy the product or return the affected product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund. Recall Date: 3/31/2017
- Frozen Burritos: Sigma Alimentos Congelados, which produces burritos under the Menu Del Sol brand name, is voluntarily recalling 201 cases of frozen beans and cheese burritos because they have 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. 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 recalled product was distributed in and sold via retail outlets in California and Nevada. Products subject to recall include Menu De Sol Beans and Cheese Burritos, UPC 45230-05601, 2-pound pack, Lot C3018. Recalled product can be specifically identified by locating the black printed code on red background on the front of the package, toward the top, next to the Menu Del Sol logo. This information includes the corresponding lot number (“LOT C3018”) and a best by date of March 1, 2018 (“BEST BY MAR01 18”). Consumers who have purchased Menu Del Sol frozen beans and cheese burritos with the above lot number and best by date are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 3/31/2017
- Hunt’s Chili Kits: Conagra Brands, Inc., announced today it is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Hunt’s Chili Kits due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the chili seasoning packet contained in the kit. The chili seasoning used in the packet originated from a supplier who informed the company of the potential presence of Salmonella in a raw material used in the chili seasoning. Although no Salmonella was found in the finished product supplied to Conagra Brands, the company has decided out of an abundance of caution to recall the product. The product covered by this recall was distributed in retail stores, military commissaries and online nationwide in the U.S.; the specific product information is listed below. The product code information is stated on the bottom of the kit below the barcode. Products subject to recall include: Hunt’s Chili Kit 44.8 ounce, UPC 20-0-27000-42063-2, MFG/Lot Code 3534619500, Best By Date Apr 04, 2018; Hunt’s Chili Kit 44.8 ounce, UPC 20-0-27000-42063-2, MFG/Lot Code 3534622200, Best By Date May 01, 2018; and Hunt’s Chili Kit 44.8 ounce, UPC 20-0-27000-42063-2, MFG/Lot Code 3534619600, Apr 05, 2018. Consumers who have purchased this item are advised not to consume it and return it to the store where originally purchased. Conagra Brands is cooperating with the FDA on this recall and is working with customers to ensure the packages are removed from store shelves and are no longer distributed. Recall Date: 4/2/2017
- Wegmans Original Killer Brownies with Pecans: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of Wegmans Original Killer Brownies with Pecans, because the product may contain peanuts, not declared on the label. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Wegmans Original Killer Brownies with Pecans (best-by dates 03/21/17 through 4/5/17 only) with UPC number 20818400000 were sold between 3/16 and 4/1/17. The product is sold prepackaged by the pound in a plastic clamshell, or individually on the cookie bar, in the Bakery Department in only 15 Wegmans stores in New York state. This product is produced by Killer Brownie Distributing, Ltd. in Dayton, Ohio. The recall was initiated when a Wegmans employee reported that some cases received from the manufacturer were labelled incorrectly: the cases were labeled ‘Original Brownies with Pecans,’ but actually contained ‘Peanut Butter Brownies.’ Approximately 612 lbs. of the product were received from the manufacturer incorrectly labeled. Wegmans recovered approximately 365 lbs. either removed from sale or still in inventory; the remainder was sold to customers. Wegmans placed automated phone calls to customers, who purchased the packaged product using their Shoppers Club card, to alert them to the recall. Concerned customers should return the product to Wegmans for a full refund. Recall Date: 4/3/2017
- Clancy’s Snack Combo: Olde York is recalling the specific lot code SELL BY JUN 07 2017 2D9 for Clancy’s Snack Combo 20 x 1 oz (UPC 0 41498 12999 6) because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No other lot codes and no other products are involved in this action. The recalled Clancy’s Snack Combo 20 x 1 oz SELL BY JUN 07 2017 2D9 is a variety pack of 1 oz bags of snacks including potato chips, tortilla chips and cheese curls. The recalled product was distributed to Aldi stores in Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The product comes in a 20 oz plastic package stickered with a sell by date of ‘SELL BY JUN 07 2017 2D9.’ Consumers who have purchased the recalled Clancy’s Snack Combo 20 x 1 oz SELL BY JUN 07 2017 2D9 are urged to discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund. Recall Date: 4/4/2017
- Frozen Sweet Peas: In cooperation with Lakeside Foods, Inc., and out of an abundance of caution, ALDI has voluntarily recalled Season’s Choice Frozen Sweet Peas due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Upon notification from the supplier, ALDI immediately removed the affected product from its stores. The potentially affected product is packaged in a 16 oz. bag, has the UPC code 041498164294 and contains one of the following packaging codes and best by dates on the back of the bag: DC17038 PLAB6176, 08/2018; DC27038 PLAB6176, 08/2018; DC27038 BNAF7286, 08/2018; DC37038 BNAF7286, 08/2018; DC47038 PLAC6216, 08/2018; and DC57038 PLAC6216, 08/2018. The Season’s Choice Frozen Sweet Peas were sold at ALDI locations in FL, IL, IA, KY, MI, OH, and WV. If customers have product affected by this voluntary recall, they should discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund. Recall Date: 4/4/2017
- Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts: Fred Meyer, Inc. is recalling children’s zipper hooded sweatshirts and girls bomber jackets because the zipper pull can detach from the sweatshirt, posing choking and laceration hazards to children. This recall involves Kids Korner brand fleece hooded sweatshirts and girls bomber jackets with a front zipper, two front pockets, and knit ribbing around the wrists and waist. The sweatshirts were sold in 18 different prints and solid colors in infant, toddler, and children’s sizes 9 months to youth size 7. Kids Korner is printed on the label at the back of the neck. A white label sewn into the lower left inside seam has the manufacture date of “11/16” and style numbers ending in 8701P, 8701YD, 8671P, 9019, or 9022P. Recalled clothing was sold at Fred Meyer, Kroger, Smith’s and Fry’s Marketplace from February 2017 through March 2017. Consumers should immediately stop using the sweatshirt or jacket, and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 4/4/2017
- Lingerie Chests: Safavieh International LLC is recalling lingerie chests 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 the Audrey lingerie chest in the white smoke color with item number AMH6584A. The item number is printed on a tag that is included in the product’s original box. The recalled chests have one drawer and one door below the drawer. The chests measure about 18 inches wide by 15 inches deep by 30 inches high. Recalled chests were sold online at Amazon.com, Overstock.com and Wayfair.com from January 2012 through June 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled chest that is not properly anchored to the wall and place it into an area that children cannot access. Contact Safavieh for a refund. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly. Recall Date: 4/4/2017
- Mediterranean Style Cous Cous Salad: Food Evolution, LLC. is recalling approximately 150 pounds of Mediterranean-style chicken cous cous 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 tree nuts, specifically pecans, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The ready-to-eat Mediterranean-style chicken cous cous salad items were packaged on March 31, 2017 and have a use-by date of April 7, 2017. Products subject to recall include 12.01 ounce clear plastic containers containing “Mediterranean Style Cous Cous Salad with Sweet Basil Dressing, Distributed by Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc.” The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-34309” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to Roundy’s Supermarket locations in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. 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: 4/5/2017
- Pine Mountain Bikes: Marin Mountain Bikes Inc. is recalling Pine Mountain bicycles because the rigid front forks on these recalled bikes can bend or break during use or while jumping, causing the rider to lose control, posing fall and crash hazards to the user. This recall involves two Marin Mountain bicycle model years and model names: 2016 Pine Mountain 1 and 2017 Pine Mountain bicycles. The bicycles were sold in five frame sizes and in one basic color scheme (silver painted frame with orange painted fork.) The model name “Pine Mountain 1” (2016) or “Pine Mountain” (2017) is printed on the top tube of the frame and the downtube of the frame has a “MARIN” decal. Recalled bikes were sold at Independent bicycle stores nationwide from December 2015 through February 2017. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mountain bikes and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a replacement bicycle fork and scheduling a free repair. Recall Date: 4/6/2017
- Xooter Adult Kick Scooters: Xooter is recalling adult kick scooters because the steer support can break during normal use, posing a fall hazard to the user. This recall involves all Xootr adult kick scooters with the QuickClick push-button latching mechanism. The silver scooters are 30 inches long by 10 inches wide, and have a handlebar height of 36 inches. The Xootr logo is on the deck and lower section of the handlebar. The scooters have a plastic, wood or metal deck, and can be identified by a black push button located on the steer support. Recalled scooters were sold at Lajolla Swim and Sport, Nyce Wheels, San Francyclo and other sporting goods stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Xootr.com from November 2016 through January 2017. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled scooters and contact the firm to receive the free repair. Recall Date: 4/6/2017
- Sterile Compounded Products: Isomeric Pharmacy Solutions is voluntarily recalling all lots of sterile products compounded and packaged by Isomeric and that remain within expiry to the hospital/user level because of the US Food and Drug Administration’s concerns of a lack of sterility assurance. These concerns were brought to Isomeric’s attention during a recent inspection by the US Food and Drug Administration. To date, Isomeric has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall. The sterile products were distributed to patients, providers, hospitals, or clinics nationwide between October 4, 2016 and February 7, 2017. A list of all drugs affected by this recall is available here. The recall does not pertain to any non-sterile compounded medications prepared by Isomeric. Isomeric is asking all patients and providers that received sterile compounded products from Isomeric between October 4, 2016 and February 7, 2017, and that remain within expiry, to take the following actions: (1) discontinue use of the products; (2) quarantine any unused product until further instructions are received on how to return the product; and (3) contact the company to discuss the return of any unused sterile compounded products. Recall Date: 4/6/2017