This week saw a recall on ground turmeric; recalls on peanut butter chocolate chip ice cream; recalls on meat and poultry products; recalls on PharmaTech products; recalls on swivel dining and lounge chairs; recalls on pendant light fixtures; recalls on portable generators; recalls on paintball markers and guns; recalls on whiskey glass and stone sets; recalls on gourmet cookies; recalls on ground beef products; recalls on fence wire stretchers; recalls on bread, brownie and muffin mixes; and recalls on DHZC-2 tablets. Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of August 8, 2016:
- Ground Turmeric Powder (UPDATE): Gel Spice, Inc. is expanding its recall of ground turmeric powder to include additional brands because of elevated lead levels. Lead can accumulate in the body over time. Too much can cause health problems, including delayed mental and physical development and learning deficiencies. Pregnant women, infants and young children especially should avoid exposure to lead. People concerned about blood lead levels should contact their physician or health clinic to ask about testing. The additional recalled products can be found here. The products were distributed by various retailers throughout the United States, and consumers who have purchased the ground turmeric powders identified above should discard the product. Recall Date: 08/05/2016
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream: Beyond Better Foods, LLC is recalling select cases from a single production run of Enlightened brand Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip ice cream because they may have been packaged in Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream containers and thus contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The affected product was distributed nationwide in retail stores. Beyond Better Foods is taking immediate steps to recall all affected products. This recall is the result of a mislabeled product. Specifically, portions of one lot of Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip ice cream was mistakenly filled in pint sized Enlightened brand Mint Chocolate Chip pint containers, and capped with Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip labeled lids. These packages have a base container labeled “Mint Chocolate Chip,” a lid labeled “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip” and are filled with Peanut Butter Chocolate chip ice cream. The opaque container reveals tan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip ice cream inside — not light green Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream. All affected products have a “best by” date of November 18, 2017. Customers who have purchased mislabeled Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip ice cream in an Enlightened brand Mint Chocolate Chip container are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 08/06/2016
- Beef Bologna, Beef Salami and Mortadella: Al Shabrawy Meat Inc. is recalling an undetermined amount of meat and poultry products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. Some of the products contain pistachio nut and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. The beef bologna, beef salami, mortadella and other sausage-like items were produced on various dates between January 1, 2015 and August 4, 2016. A full list of recalled products can be found here. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 19160” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations and wholesalers in California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The problem was discovered during an on-going FSIS investigation at the establishment following a complaint to the agency. The major public health concerns include listing hydrolyzed plant protein in the ingredient statement of the beef bologna and beef mortadella, but not specifying that soy, an allergen, is the source of that protein. Also, the beef mortadella products did not declare pistachio nut, an allergen, on individual package ingredient statements, although some cases of the product display a sticker stating “Pistachio” was in the product. FSIS also found that beef salami and beef bologna products contained poultry ingredients and a sausage product tested positive for Red Dye #40, which is not declared on product labels. Additionally, raw beef trim, designated for cooking only, was used in raw non-intact finished products. 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. FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Recall Date: 08/06/2016
- PharmaTech Products: PharmaTech, LLC of Davie, FL, is voluntarily recalling all liquid products from October 20, 2015 through July 15, 2016 as a precautionary measure due to a potential risk of product contamination with Burkholderia cepacia. PharmaTech, LLC is notifying its distributors and customers by recall letter and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Consumers, pharmacies, and healthcare facilities that have product which is being recalled should stop using and dispensing them immediately. A complete list of recalled products can be found here. Recall Date: 08/08/2016
- Swivel Dining and Lounge Chairs: Brown Jordan Services is recalling its Hampton Bay Fall River swivel dining and lounge chairs because the base of the chair can break during normal use, posing a fall hazard. The chairs are made of steel with a round swivel base and arm rests. The chairs have a red or green cushion, or are prepared for a custom slipcover with white liner fabric covering the cushions. Chairs were sold in either sets of two or as part of patio sets, which included accompanying patio tables. Recalled items were sold exclusively at Home Depot nationwide and online at homedepot.com from October 2012 through January 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and contact Brown Jordan Services for a free repair kit. Recall Date: 08/09/2016
- Pendant Light Fixtures: Flos, Inc. is recalling its pendant light fixtures because the dome on the light fixture can detach and fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury from impact. This recall involves the Flos Skygarden halogen pendant light fixtures with models S1 and S2. The model number is printed on a label on the lightbulb socket. The light fixtures are made of glass, gypsum and steel. They have a gold, brown, black or white dome with a white plaster interior. Skygarden model S1 domes measure about 24 inches in diameter and Skygarden model S2 dome about 35 inches in diameter. Recalled products were sold at Design Within Reach, Flos Project Sales, Lumens, and other lighting stores and online at Flos.com and ylighting.com from January 2008 through July 2016. Consumers should contact the firm or place of purchase to schedule the installation of a free repair kit by a qualified technician. Consumers should prevent people from going into the immediate area under the fixtures until repaired. Recall Date: 08/09/2016
- Kohler Portable Generators: Kohler Power Systems is recalling its portable generators because the generators have a wiring error, which can result in an electrical shock risk if an electrical device is plugged into the generator. This recall involves the following Kohler portable generator models: PRO3.7, PRO3.7E, PRO5.2, PRO5.2E, and GEN5.0 with Spec Number PA-GEN50-3003. These generators have black frame assemblies and blue fuel tanks. The PRO3.7, PRO5.2 and GEN5.0 models have manual recoil start. The PRO3.7E and PRO5.2E have both manual recoil and electric start. Only generators with serial number 4528733735 or lower, and a manufacture date prior to 06 2016, representing the months and year of manufacture, are included in this recall. Model numbers, serial numbers, spec number and manufacturing date codes are on a silver label placed on each generator on the lower black frame assemblies. Recalled generators were sold at Authorized Kohler distributors and dealers from June 2014 through May 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact Kohler to schedule a free repair by the closest authorized dealer. Recall Date: 08/09/2016
- Expanded Al Shabrawy Recall: This release is being reissued as an expansion of the August 6, 2016 recall to include additional products. The first recall 070-2016 on August 6, 2016, recalled an undetermined amount of basterma, sausage, soujouk, salami, mortadella, makanek, and bologna products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The expansion of the recall is based on evidence provided by FSIS that all package sizes and brands of the products produced during the initial recall dates of January 1, 2015 to August 4, 2016 are misbranded as described in the initial recall. Al Shabrawy Meat Inc. is recalling an undetermined amount of meat and poultry products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. Some of the products contain pistachio nut and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. The basterma, sausage, soujouk, salami, mortadella, makanek, bologna, Lahmajun (meat pie) and other sausage-like items were produced on various dates between January 1, 2015 and August 4, 2016. A full list of recalled products can be found here. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 19160” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations and wholesalers in California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. 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. FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Recall Date: 08/10/2016
- Shocker RSX Paintball Markers/Guns: Shocker Paintball is recalling its Shocker RSX paintball markers/guns because the chamber part assembly can unexpectedly eject from the rear of the marker, posing a risk of impact injury to the user. This recall involves Shocker RSX paintball markers equipped with a blue main chamber. The Shocker RSX is an electropneumatic paintball marker which utilizes compressed air to fire .68 caliber gelatin encapsulated paintballs. The markers are 8.5 inches tall by 8 inches long (without the barrel). Markers included in this recall have a blue main chamber. The blue main chamber has three large rectangular cut-outs on the main body and a ring of seven small perpendicular holes in the neck of the chamber. All Shocker RSX markers are subject to this recall. Color combinations of HK Army Paintball markers included in the recall can be found here. Recalled products were sold at paintball dealers and distributors nationwide and online at ShockerPaintball.com from May 2015 to August 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled marker and properly dispose of the blue chamber. Consumers can contact Shocker Paintball for a free replacement high-flow chamber or an authorized dealer to have the free replacement high-flow chamber installed at no charge. Recall Date: 08/10/2016
- Whiskey Glass and Stone Sets: Dennis East International, LLC is recalling its Whiskey Glass and Stone Sets because the whiskey glass can spontaneously break during use, posing a laceration risk to consumers. The sets include a 16 once clear glass, four grey chilling stones and a black cloth bag. The SKU number is SKU 30335. The sets were sold at Providence Creations, Javic Wholesale, Woot stores and online at Woot.com from May 2015 through July 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled glasses and contact the firm for a full refund. Recall Date: 08/10/2016
- Country Home Gourmet Cookies: Country Home has initiated a voluntary recall of Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel Cookies sold at ShopRite stores in its Fresh Bake department. These cookies were sold in 12- and 24-count containers and may also be part of the 12- and 24-count variety packages of cookies. The recalled cookies may contain small pieces of metal fragments. This is an isolated incident and no other products sold in the Fresh Bake department are involved in this product recall. The cookies were sold between July 19 and Aug. 4, 2016. Affected items have the following information noted on their labels: Name: Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel Cookies, UPC 28978500000, UPC 28977600000; Gourmet Variety Pack Cookies, UPC 38978600000 and UPC 28977200000 and are sold in ShopRite Fresh Bake departments. Customers who purchased 12- and 24-count Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel Cookies and Gourmet Variety Pack Cookies at ShopRite between July 19 and August 4 are advised to return them for an immediate refund or replacement. Recall Date: 08/10/2016
- Ground Beef Products: Sam Kane Beef Processors, LLC is recalling approximately 60,350 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with foreign materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The ground beef packages were produced on July 26, 2016. A complete list of products subject to recall can be found here. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 337” inside the USDA mark of inspection or on the product packaging seam. These items were shipped to three HEB Grocery distribution centers in Texas. The problem was discovered when the establishment was notified of a consumer’s complaint of a small piece of metal in their purchased product. 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.
- Fence Wire Stretchers: SpeeCo, Inc. is recalling fence wire stretchers because a recoiling wire can be released from the stretcher unexpectedly and strike bystanders, posing a laceration hazard. This recall involves SpeeCo’s fence wire stretchers, with or without a ratchet control, used for gripping and tightening any type of wire. The black stretcher has a rubber grip on the lever handle. It measures about 12 inches high, 1 inch wide and 32 inches long. SpeeCo and model S16111500, S161115TSC or S16112000 is printed on a label on the product packaging. Recalled items were sold at Ace and True Value hardware stores and other supply and farm ranch stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from April 2015 through August 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fence wire stretchers and contact SpeeCo to receive a full refund. Recall Date: 08/11/2016
- Bread, Muffin and Brownie Mixes: Rabbit Creek Products is recalling certain flavors of Bread mixes, Muffin mixes and Brownie mixes under the Rabbit Creek Products and other Private label brand names due to the potential presence of Escherichia coli O121 (E. coli O121). The recalled dry mixes were distributed nationwide in retail stores and online sales December 2015 through February 2016. Affected products include bread, muffin and brownie mixes. Consumers are encouraged to destroy any affected product and return the label to Rabbit Creek. Recall Date: 08/11/2016
- DHZC-2 Tablets: Ton Shen Health is recalling its “DHZC-2” Tablets because they have the potential to be contaminated with elevated levels of lead, a naturally occurring element which can affect multiple body system and particularly harmful to young children. Lead poisoning can happen if a person is exposed to high levels of lead over short period of time. The recalled “DHZC-2” tablets were mostly sold locally in Chicago area in retails stores and some were distributed to other states through mail orders. The product comes in a 1.6 ounce, white plastic package marked with lot # 2163-844 on the bottom. UPC: 616042102727. Consumers who have purchased DHZC-2 tablets are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 08/11/2016