This week saw a recall on portable air conditioners, recalls on mini eclairs and cream puffs, recalls on bakery products, recalls on ranch dressing, recalls on kettle-cooked potato chips, recalls on ice cream, recalls on printer power supply units, recalls on strollers, recalls on raw shelled pistachios, recalls on crossbows, recalls on salad mix, recalls on promotional charcoal grills, and recalls on pork skin products.
Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of December 19, 2016:
- Portable Air Conditioners: LG Electronics USA, Inc. is recalling its portable air conditioners because the they can overheat, posing a risk of fire. This recall involves three models of 7,000 and 8,000 BTU LG portable air conditioners including model numbers LP0711WNR, LP0813WNR, and LP0814WNR. The air conditioners are tan/white with the LG logo on the front. They measure about 30 inches tall, 12 inches wide and 14 inches deep and weigh 50 pounds. The model number is located on the product’s left side panel. Recalled units were sold at Home Depot and other stores nationwide from February 2011 through August 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable air conditioners and contact LG to schedule a free repair at an authorized service center. Recall Date: 12/16/2016
- Mini Eclairs and Chocolate Covered Cream Puffs: Poppies International, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of all products that were made with custard powder containing affected milk ingredients supplied by a secondary supplier, Valley Milk Products LLC, due to the possible presence of Salmonella. Although no pathogenic bacteria have been found in any of their ingredients or in any of their products, the company has decided to recall products produced using the affected ingredient from this supplier. The products included in the recall were sold through retail stores nationwide and can be identified by the lot numbers which can be found on the side of each tub by the lid. A full list of recalled products and their lot numbers can be found here. Any consumers who have purchased or received any of the products described below should immediately discontinue use of the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 12/16/2016
- Blue Cheese Savory Twists: Houdini Inc. is recalling limited quantities of Blue Cheese Savory Twists, 7 oz box after the FDA found traces of Salmonella at the manufacturing facility of the ingredient supplier for the powdered buttermilk used to make the Blue Cheese seasoning in these products. Although no pathogenic bacteria have been found in the powdered products supplied to their Savory Twist supplier by the ingredient manufacturer, nor in any of the Blue Cheese Savory Twists themselves, Houdini Inc. has decided out of an abundance of caution to recall products produced from the specific lots purchased from this ingredient supplier. A limited quantity of products was distributed nationwide to consumers through Houdini Inc.’s direct to consumer division Wine Country Gift Baskets (catalog / internet) and Houdini Inc’s wholesale division. This recall only affects the 7oz Blue Cheese Savory Twist in gift baskets shipped or sold in stores from September 1, 2016 to December 12, 2016. There is no issue with any of the other food products in the gift basket. A complete list of recalled products can be found here. If you have any 7 oz Blue Cheese Savory Twists remaining, please discard them; do not consume. Recall Date: 12/16/2016
- H-E-B Bakery Products: In cooperation with Dawn Food Products, Inc., H-E-B announced today that it has issued a voluntary recall for certain bakery products made with Valley Milk Products LLC’s High Heat Nonfat Dry Milk Powder. As part of a larger recall affecting several retailers, Valley Milk Products has recalled the affected product, which was supplied to H-E-B for use in bakery products. The product is being removed because there is potential it could be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall affects product sold in H-E-B and Mi Tienda in-store bakeries in Texas and Mexico, and a complete list can be found here. Customers who purchased the affected product can return the product to the store for a full refund. Recall Date: 12/16/2016
- Williams-Sonoma Meyer Lemon Poppy Quick Bread: Williams-Sonoma is voluntarily recalling limited quantities of WILLIAMS-SONOMA MEYER LEMON POPPY SEED QUICK BREAD, as it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The ingredient supplier has issued a recall of the bulk milk powder. Although no pathogenic bacteria have been found in the powdered milk product supplied in Williams-Sonoma’s product, the company has decided out of an abundance of caution to recall the product produced from the specific lot received from their ingredient supplier. The affected Williams-Sonoma Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Quick Bread was shipped to Williams-Sonoma retail stores nationwide from August 2016-present. The following product code is affected by the recall: Williams- Sonoma Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Quick Bread; NET WT. 1 pound 2 ounce; packaged in a yellow paper bag; SKU 7839186 (located on price sticker); and BEST BY: JAN2018 021118:A1 or JAN2018 02018:A1 (located on the back flap). Consumers who have purchased Williams-Sonoma Meyer Lemon Poppy Quick Bread are urged to discontinue use and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 12/17/2016
- WinCo Brand Ranch Dressing: VanLaw Food Products, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of WinCo Brand Ranch Dressing with code date of Best By 08/23/17. The back label was mislabeled with WinCo Fat Free Ranch Dressing label, and in particular the label is missing an egg allergen declaration. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The products were distributed to a limited numbers of WinCo stores in Arizona, Idaho, California, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. There are approximately 460 cases that may have been purchased by consumers with this particular code date of 08/23/17. The code can be found above the back label on the bottle. No other WinCo Foods products and/or code dates are involved by this voluntary recall. VanLaw Food Products, Inc. initiated the recall after it was discovered that a limited amount of WinCo Ranch Dressing were mislabeled with the back label of WinCo Fat Free Ranch Dressing. Consumers who have purchased the specific recalled products are advised not to consume them and to return the product to their point of purchase for refund. Recall Date: 12/18/2016
- Snyder of Berlin Buffalo Blue Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: Snyder of Berlin is warning consumers not to consume Snyder of Berlin Buffalo Blue Kettle Cooked Potato Chips after being informed by a supplier that a milk powder used within a spice blend ingredient may contain Salmonella. Consumers should not consume the following products and product codes: Snyder of Berlin Buffalo Blue Kettle Cooked Potato Chips; size 8 ounce; UPC 0 23000 43922 9; Product Codes FEB2117M77A, FEB2117H44A, FEB2117H44B, FEB2817H77A, MAR0717H77A, and MAR2117M77A. The recalled product was distributed in PA, OH, VA, WV, KY, IN, MD, NY, and TN. Consumers should throw out or return these products to the point of sale for a full refund. Recall Date: 12/19/2016
- Foxy’s Thoughtful Ice Cream: Altijira Murray Products LLC is undertaking a voluntary recall of selected, 16 oz. (pint size) packages of Foxy’s Thoughtful Ice Cream produced by a contract manufacturer because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The six recalled flavors, available only in pints, accounts for approximately 10% of the pint-packaged ice cream products carrying the Foxy’s brand label, equating to less than 4000 pints. All of the recalled products were manufactured and packaged in a facility owned by a contract manufacturer, Dr. Bob’s of Upland, LLC. No other products are being recalled & no illnesses have been reported. A full list of recalled flavors and “Best By” code dates can be found here. The recalled ice cream was distributed in stores in California and Pennsylvania and the North East. Recalled product was also available online. Consumers who have purchased any of the six 16-ounce (pint size) packages of Foxy’s ice cream should not eat these products and are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 12/20/2016
- Power Supply Units for Zebra Brand Thermal Printers: Zebra Technologies Corp. is recalling its power supply units for Zebra brand thermal printers because the power supply units can degrade and corrode over time when exposed to moisture and overheat, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves power supply units that serve as the power source for models of Zebra brand thermal industrial printers used to make bar codes and other commercial labels. The power supply units were either sold as after-market kits or included with the sale of the following models of Zebra brand printers: G-Series (GK420D/T, GX420D/T, GX430D/T), GT Series (GT800, GT810, GT820, GT830), ZP455, HC100, P1XX Series (P100, P110, P120), and ZXP3. The Zebra logo or FSP North America logo, date code and part number are printed on the power supply. Date codes between 1039XX through 1052XX and 1101XX through 1152XX are included in the recall. A complete list of recalled supply units can be found here. Recalled units were sold through Direct sales from Zebra and through Zebra distributors and resellers, including BlueStar Inc., Ingram Micro Data Capture Point of Sale Division, ScanSource and Wynit Distribution LLC, to businesses, hospitals and end-users nationwide from July 2010 through June 2012. Printer owners should immediately stop using the recalled power supply units and contact Zebra for a free replacement power supply. Recall Date: 12/20/2016
- Qbit Strollers: Aria Child Inc. is recalling its Qbit Strollers because a gap in the stroller’s folding side hinge can pinch a caregiver’s hand during unfolding, posing a laceration hazard. In addition, the stroller can fold unexpectedly during use, posing an injury and fall hazard to the caregiver and child. This recall involves the gb Qbit lightweight stroller for children up to 50 pounds. The recalled strollers have 4 sets of two wheels, a five-point harnessed restraint system, a full-sized reclining seat, a storage basket, a removable cup holder and a travel storage bag. The strollers can also be used as a travel system with infant carriers. The strollers are mostly black with an accent color. The “gb” red box logo is printed on the harness and on both sides of the stroller legs and “Qbit” is printed in white on the stroller legs. The model number and date of manufacture are printed on a sticker on the rear leg of the stroller, directly above the wheels, next to the storage basket. A full list of recalled strollers can be found here. Recalled products were sold at Babies R US and other retail stores nationwide and Albeebaby.com, Amazon.com, Dmartstores.com, Medbroad.com and other online retailers from May 2015 through November 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Aria Child for a free replacement stroller. Recall Date: 12/20/2016
- H-E-B Raw Shelled Pistachios: H-E-B announced today that it has expanded the recall on raw shelled pistachios to include “Fireside Roasted Nut Butter” produced in a limited number of H-E-B stores. The product is being removed because there is potential it could be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall affects product found in prepackaged plastic containers labeled Fireside Roasted Nut Butter or in-store nut grinders specified for Fireside Roasted Nut Butter. Affected products include Fireside Roasted Nut Butter, UPC 27009800000, Best By Date 1/1/2017. The recall is limited to retail stores in Austin, Tex., Houston, Tex., and San Antonio, Tex. A complete list of specific stores can be found here. Customers who purchased the affected product can return the product to the store for a full refund. Recall Date: 12/20/2016
- Crossbows: Eastman Outdoors Inc. is recalling its crossbows because the crossbow can fire unexpectedly when the safety is engaged, posing an injury hazard to the user or bystander. This recall involves two Carbon Express Blade crossbows in black (model 20292) or camouflage (model 20240). Both crossbows have “Blade” printed on the sides of the bow. The bows have a half aluminum rail and a die cast riser. All models have a black pistol grip with a black butt stock and weigh about 6.5 pounds. The crossbows shoot 320fps and have a 13-inch power stroke. The model number is printed on a metallic sticker on the bottom left limb of the crossbow. Recalled crossbows were sold at Bass Pro, Ellett Brothers and other hunting and sporting goods stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Carbonexpresscrossbows.com from July 2016 through October 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled crossbow, and return them to Carbon Express to receive a free repair. Recall Date: 12/20/2016
- Sour Cream & Onion Kettle Chips: Dieffenbach’s Potato Chips, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall for their Sour Cream & Onion Kettle Chips. This decision was made after being informed by a seasoning supplier, that an ingredient in the seasoning may contain traces of Salmonella. Although tests have shown no existence of Salmonella in the seasoning that was supplied to Dieffenbach’s, out of abundance of caution the company is voluntarily issuing the recall of these products in conjunction with FDA guidance. Recalled products include Dieffenbach’s Sour Cream and Onion Kettle Chips, size 9 ounce, UPC 7.85654.00014.8, Best By Between 18DEC2016 and 02APR2017; and Dieffenbach’s Sour Cream and Onion Kettle Chips, size 2 ounce, UPC 7.85654.00015.5, Best By Between 01JAN2016 and 02APR2017. Consumers who purchased the recalled product should dispose of it immediately or return it to the Point of Sale for a full refund. Recall Date: 12/21/2016
- Beef and Cheese Tortilla Products: Ruiz Food Products, Inc. is recalling approximately 23,544 pounds of beef and cheese tortilla products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically brittle clear plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The beef and cheese tortilla products were produced on Nov. 18, 2016. Products subject to recall include 4.5 pound cases containing 24 pieces of “RANCHERO COOKED BEEF & CHEESE WRAPPED IN A BATTERED FLOUR TORTILLA,” with a production date of “16 323” and a product code of “86-390.” The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 17523A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutions in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, 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: 12/21/2016
- House-Autry Mills Products: House-Autry Mills, Inc. is voluntarily recalling limited quantities of House- Autry Buttermilk Cornbread Mix, House-Autry Buttermilk Biscuit Mix, and House-Autry Cheese Biscuit Mix as a precaution because one of the company’s third-party ingredient suppliers, Franklin Farms, had purchased milk powder from Valley Milk Products, Inc. This milk powder is potentially contaminated with Salmonella. FDA inspections found that quantities of Valley Milk Products’ bulk milk powder contained Salmonella. According to Franklin Farms, testing has proved that no pathogenic bacteria have been found in the powdered milk product supplied to House-Autry Mills, and in addition, when consumers follow the preparation instructions, there is no risk because the heat kills potential salmonella. However, it is out of an abundance of caution the company has decided to recall products produced from the specific lot received from that ingredient supplier. A full list of recalled products can be found here. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to discontinue use and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 12/21/2016
- Hearts of Romaine Salad: Fresh Express Incorporated is voluntarily conducting a precautionary recall of 100 cases of 9 oz. Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine Salad, distributed in Maryland with Product Codes of H34711A or H34711B and Use-By Date of December 27, due to possible exposure to undeclared allergens (egg, milk, wheat, and anchovy). Fresh Express representatives are coordinating with retailers to ensure the recalled product is removed from store shelves. Discovery that a single condiment packet for Fresh Express Greek Caesar Salad was mistakenly added to a Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine Salad necessitated the recall. Although the condiments are in a separate clear packet and labeled “Greek Caesar,” ingredients for the condiments are not listed on the package label so consumers may not be aware that certain allergens (egg, milk, wheat, and anchovy) could potentially be present. Recalled products include Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine Salad – 9 oz. bag, Product Codes of H34711A or H34711B and Use-By Date of December 27, located in the upper right hand corner on the front of the bag, and UPC Code of 0 71279 26102 7 located on the reverse side of the bag by the bar code. Possible store distribution sites include the state of Maryland. Consumers in possession of the recalled product should discard it. A refund is available where purchased or by contacting the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center. Recall Date: 12/21/2016
- Charcoal Grills: 4 Sizzle Inc. is recalling its charcoal grills because the grill can catch on fire, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves wooden barrel-shaped charcoal grills with the Shock Top logo at the front. The grills are used as display enhancers in retail, liquor, convenience and other stores or were received by consumers as promotional giveaways and at charity auctions. The grill measures approximately 20 inches in diameter and 33 inches high. Item number 1089930 and PO number CMD8051855 are printed on the product packaging. Recalled grills were sold at and used as display enhancers in retail, liquor, convenience and other stores and received by consumers as promotional giveaways and purchased at charity auctions from November 2015 through October 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grills and contact 4 Sizzle to return the grill in exchange for a $200 incentive or a full refund. Recall Date: 12/22/2016
- Pork Skin Products: Pork Rinds & Snacks, LLC is recalling approximately 7,629 pounds of pork skin products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The ready-to-eat pork skin items were produced on various dates between Sept. 27, 2016 and Dec. 13, 2016. A complete list of recalled products can be found here. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M00888” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The problem was discovered when the company’s seasoning supplier notified the company that the seasoning mix contained milk powder recalled by Valley Milk Products. Valley Milk Products recalled nonfat high heat milk powder and sweet cream buttermilk powder products on December 9, 2016, due to potential Salmonella contamination. 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: 12/22/2016