This week saw a recall on vitamins, recalls on Colby cheese, recalls on natural male enhancement capsules, recalls on assorted cheeses, recalls on pharmacy products, recalls on bread crumbs, recalls on chocolate candies, recalls on piano benches, recalls on carbonating bottles, recalls on knives, recalls on cookies, recalls on mortadella, recalls on chicken salad products, recalls on toy frogs, recalls on chain saws, recalls on air conditioners and heat pumps, and recalls on toddler swings.
Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of February 20, 2017:
- The Supreme One/Theravits 100 Multiple Vitamins: Licata Enterprises is recalling its The Supreme One / Theravits 100 multiple vitamin (all lots) due to the discovery of a confusing labeling issue which could cause cause individuals allergic to fish oils to ingest the product in error. The product contains Vitamin A (partially from fish liver oil) which is clearly stated in the Supplement Facts portion of the label; however, another part of some labels also incorrectly state “… contains no common allergens” leading some with fish allergies to believe the product is safe for them. Further, the separate Allergen statement contains fish is missing. And, on some labels the following ingredients were missing: Molybdenum, Pancreatin, Diastase, Papain, Ox Bile, Vanadium, Silicon, Boron, and Bromelain. The above products were distributed primarily Southern California, Ohio and Pennsylavnia through health food stores, but also in Wyoming, Virginia, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Texas. The Supreme One and Theravits 100 product is sold under the brand names of Nature’s Concept, VP Discount, Clark’s Nutrition, Hsu & Co, Spatz, Weber Health Foods, Harvest Natural Foods, Nature’s Nutrition, Vita Sun, Good Health, Kraski’s, Lynden Nutrition, Seaside Health Foods, and Vita-Vista. The product is packaged in amber or white plastic bottles with the product Code Number of 680 or 078 and the lot numbers 680xxxx or 078xxxx. Anyone who has purchased The Supreme One or Theravits 100 under the brands listed above with lot code number 680 or 078 and lot numbers 680xxxx or 078xxxx should return the product immediately to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 02/14/2017
- Longhorn Colby Cheese: Biery Cheese Co. is voluntarily recalling specialty Longhorn Colby cheese due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is 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 systems such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. On 02-15-17 the firm was notified by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, IN that they supplied Biery Cheese with various type cheeses that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. A full list of recalled cheeses and their UPC code can be found here. The products were distributed between November 11, 2016 and January 4, 2017. These products were packaged at Biery Cheese Company in Louisville, OH and distributed to distribution centers located in the States of: Georgia, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. Customers who have purchased any of the cheese products listed above from the affected sell by dates or any unreadable date codes are urged not to consume it and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 02/16/2017
- XtraHRD Natural Male Enhancement Capsules: Organic Herbal Supply, Inc. announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of all lots of XtraHRD Natural Male Enhancement capsules. FDA analysis has found the product to contain Tadalafil. Tadalafil is a FDA-approved drug used as treatment for male Erectile Dysfunction (ED). The active drug ingredients are not listed on the label for this product. To date, no adverse events have been reported. XtraHRD Natural Male Enhancement capsules are marketed as a dietary supplement for erectile dysfunction. It is packaged in 2, 4 and 10 count packages and sold nationwide. Use of this product may pose a threat to consumers because the undeclared active ingredients may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. ED is a common problem in men with these conditions, and consumers may seek these types of products to enhance sexual performance. Organic Herbal Supply, advises any customers in possession of the XtraHRD to stop using and return any unused product for a full refund to the company directly. Recall Date: 02/16/2017
- Assorted Cheeses Distributed by Dutch Valley Food Distributors: Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Schlabach branch is issuing a recall on various Cheeses and cheese containing items due to the potential for it to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. On 2/15/2017 the firm was notified by their supplier, Deutsch Kase Haus, that various cheese product they received may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. There have been no illnesses or issues reported regarding consumption of this product to date. A complete list of recalled products can be found here. All Items packaged and sold within the parameters mentioned are subject to this recall, including items sold on our website, www.dutchvalleyfoods.com. These items were distributed to the following states: AR, FL, GA, IA, IN, KS, KY, MD, MN, MO, NC, NE, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI & WV. Retailers are advised to remove this product from store shelves based on the listed codes. Consumers who have purchased these products are asked to destroy them or to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 02/17/2017
- Synergy Rx Pharmacy Products: Synergy Rx Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling the following non-sterile products; Sublingual Tablets, HCG and HCG with resveratrol Human Chorionic Gonadoptropin), Non Sterile Dermatology creams all strengths (retinoic acid creams, hydroquinine creams, bleaching creams), Numbing Creams, acne creams, hair growth serums with minoxidil, betamethasone creams and Chemical Peels (salicylic acid peels, trichoracetic acid peels, glycolic acid peels, Jessners Peels, custom peels solutions) to the retail level due to a lack of quality assurance. Administration of a drug product which does not meet the quality assurance could result in serious infections. The products are packaged in either 30 gram airless pumps, orange standard RX vials, 15 ml and 30 ml amber bottles, or in large white plastic jars bearing a label that includes Synergy Rx Pharmacy’s name and expiration date. All lots of these products are affected. This recall impacts all products distributed between the dates of 08/17/2016 and 12/22/2016. Synergy Rx Pharmacy is notifying its customers via recall letters and providing a recall telephone number for customers to call with questions and to report any remaining products they may have. Customers with questions regarding this recall can contact Synergy Rx Pharmacy by phone. Customers should contact their physician or health care provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using these products. Recall Date: 02/17/2017
- Bread Crumbs: Chapis Spice & Tea are announcing a recall following notification from their supplier that there were undeclared allergens in the “regular” Natural Bread Crumbs manufactured on 11/01/16. Allergens such as, Wheat, Milk, Eggs, Tree Nuts, and, Soybean. Should people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Wheat, Milk, Eggs, Tree Nuts, Soy bean consume products containing these allergens, they run the risk of triggering a life threatening allergic reaction, that requires immediate medical attention. Product was distributed locally through retail stores in Los Angeles, and adjacent cities in the County. Recalled products include Chapis Natural Bread Crumbs, 6 ounce, UPC 6 59440 75185 2; Chapis Natural Bread Crumbs, 12 ounce, UPC 6 59440 86001 1; Chapis Seasoned Bread Crumbs, 6 ounce, UPC 6 59440 75370 2; and Chapis Seasoned Bread Crumbs 12 ounce, UPC 6 59440 86002 8. Consumers who have purchased any of the above products are urged to dispose of or return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 02/17/2017
- Deutsch Kase Haus Cheese Products: Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC supplied MDS Foods with cheeses that have been found to be contaminated with the pathogenic organism Listeria Monocytogenes which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. MDS Foods, Inc. is committed to food safety and providing our customers with the highest quality products. MDS Foods, Inc. has also recalled potentially affected products that were packaged on the same production lines in our Tullahoma, TN facility as the affected product. A complete list of recalled products can be found here. Customer who have purchased any of the cheese products listed below from the affected sell by dates or any unreadable date code are urged not to consume it and to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 02/17/2017
- Plastic Heart Tubes with Chocolate Lentils: Bee International, Inc. is recalling its 1.7oz. Plastic Heart Tubes with Chocolate Lentils because they may contain undeclared milk protein. People who have allergies to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The recalled “Chocolate Lentils” were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through food distributors. The product comes in a 1.7oz clear plastic tube marked with Best Before April 2019 on the label and bearing the UPC 0-73563-00805-9. It is a Valentine item consisting of chocolate lentils packed inside the clear plastic tube, with a heart shaped topper as a lid. Consumers who have purchased 1.7oz. Plastic Heart Tubes with Chocolate Lentils with Best Before April 2019 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 02/20/2017
- Yamaha Piano Benches: Yamaha Corporation of America is recalling piano benches sold with Yamaha grand piano because the paint on the piano bench’s interior compartment contains an excessive level of lead. This is a violation of the federal lead paint standard. This recall involves piano bench model number 3 I PM / PAW sold with one model of Yamaha grand piano GB1K PM / PAW. The recalled benches are brown wood with a brown padded leather seat and a compartment under the seat. The recalled bench has a manufacturing date code between 08 07 and 16 08 (“YY MM” for year and month). The model number, manufacturing date code and “Yamaha Corporation” are printed on a white label on the interior compartment. Consumers can also find a list of piano serial numbers sold with a bench that is being recalled is at http://4wrd.it/benchrecall. Recalled piano benches were sold at piano stores nationwide from January 2009 through November 2016. Consumers should immediately remove the recalled piano benches from areas with children and contact Yamaha Corporation of America for instructions on returning the piano bench for a free replacement bench. Recall Date: 02/21/2017
- SodaStream Carbonating Bottles: SodaStream USA Inc. is recalling carbonating bottles because the bottles can burst under pressure, posing an injury hazard to the user or bystanders. This recall involves SodaStream one liter, blue tinted, plastic carbonating bottles. “SodaStream” and “Dishwasher safe” are printed on the recalled bottles. Only bottles with an expiration date of “4/2020” printed on the warning label are included in the recall. The recalled bottles have a blue cap and blue bottom base. Recalled bottles were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Walmart and other stores and online at www.amazon.com and www.sodastream.com from February 2016 through January 2017. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carbonating bottles and contact SodaStream for a full refund. Recall Date: 02/21/2017
- Calphalon Cutlery Knives: Calphalon Corp. is recalling contemporary cutlery knives because the blade on Contemporary Cutlery knives can break during use, posing a laceration hazard. This recall involves Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery carving, chef, paring, santoku and utility knives sold individually and in sets made between August 2008 and March 2016. A complete list of recalled items can be found here. Recalled knives were sold at J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Macy’s and other stores nationwide and online at www.Amazon.com from September 2008 through December 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cutlery and contact Calphalon for a replacement cutlery product. Recall Date: 02/22/2017
- Kusher Cookies: Kusher LLC is recalling the following cookies due to undeclared milk and egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and egg may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that products containing butter and were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk. In addition, the ingredients statement declared egg but the Contains statement did not declare egg. A full list of products can be found here. Affected products are packaged in plastic clamshells containers and sold under brand Kusher and have the Best Before dates range from February 2017 and up to August 10, 2017. Products were distributed to distributors in California and Oregon and to retailers in Washington between August 2016 and February 17, 2017. Consumers are advised not to consume products if they have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or egg and should discard or return product to stores. Recall Date: 02/22/2017
- Fratelli Beretta Mortadella: Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc. is recalling approximately 468 pounds of mortadella product due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The product contains pistachio nuts, known allergens which are not declared on the product label. The mortadella items were produced on Nov. 30, 2016. Products subject to recall include 3-ounce packages containing slices of “Deli Thin Dietz & Watson Mortadella” with Lot# LO23633800 and Best By Date April 2, 2017. The product subject to recall bears establishment number “EST. 7543B” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a distributor in Pennsylvania and further distributed to retail and distribution centers in Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas. The problem was discovered Feb. 17, 2017 by the Dietz & Watson distributor who observed pistachio nuts through the clear product packaging in a case of products labeled as Deli Thin Dietz & Watson Mortadella products and notified the establishment. The Deli Thin Dietz & Watson Mortadella products are not formulated with pistachio nuts and do not declare the pistachio nut ingredient on the label. 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: 02/22/2017
- Chicken Salad Products: Three Ready Pac Foods Inc. is recalling approximately 59,225 pounds of one variety of chicken salad product that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The Puro Picante Blazin’ Hot salad items were produced between Jan. 17, 2017 and Feb. 17, 2017. Products subject to recall include: 7.5-ounce single serve salad bowl packages of “Ready Pac Foods Puro Picante Blazin Hot” with Use By Dates of 01/31/17 through 03/04/2017. The products subject to recall bear establishment number P-27497, P-32081, or P-18502B inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide. The problem was discovered on Feb. 21, 2017 when the firm received notification from the cheese supplier that the cheese ingredient utilized in the chicken salad products was included in an expanded cheese recall due to potential contamination with L. monocytogenes. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these 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. Recall Date: 02/22/2017
- Toy Frogs: Moose Toys Proprietary Ltd. is recalling Little Live Pets Lil Frog and Lil Frog Lily Pad toys. When the button batteries are removed from the toy frogs, the battery’s cap can become a projectile and the battery’s chemicals can leak, posing chemical and injury hazards. This recall involves the Little Live Pets Lil Frog plastic toys. They operate with four button batteries and jump. Little Live Pets Lil Frog has SKU: 28217 and Lil Frog Lily Pad has SKU: 28218 printed on the frog’s lower belly near its left thigh with a manufacture date code under it. The date code range is WS112016 to WS123216. The toy frogs were sold in pink, blue and green colors. Recalled toys were sold at AAFES, Target, Toys “R” Us and Walmart stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from August 2016 through February 2017. Consumers should immediately stop using the toy frogs, refrain from opening the battery compartment and contact Moose Toys for a free replacement Little Live Pet product. Recall Date: 02/22/2017
- STIHL Chain Saws: STIHL Inc. is recalling its gas-powered chain saws because the fuel line can leak, posing fire and burn hazards. This recall involves STIHL MS 461 gas-powered chain saws, and the MS 461 R chain saw with a wrap handle. The model number is on the model plate, located on the starter cover. The chain saws are gray and orange with “STIHL” on the engine cover. Recalled chain saws have a serial number between 173092800 and 181993952, under the front hand guard on the engine housing’s sprocket side. Recalled chain saws were sold at Authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from July 2012 through December 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chain saws and return them to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free inspection and free repair. Recall Date: 02/23/2017
- Carrier Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps: Carrier Corporation is recalling Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHP) because the power cord plug can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. This expanded recall involves Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHP) sold under the Bryant, Carrier and Fast brand names. Recalled units include those with original power cords and those that received a replacement power cord as part of the 2007 recall. The recalled units have capacities of 7,000; 9,000; 12,000 and 15,000 BTUs and plug into 208/230 volt, 20 amp outlets. Recalled brands and models include Carrier models 52CE, 52CQ, 52PE, 52PQ, 52PC, 52ME, 53MQ; Bryant models 840, 841, and 842; and Fast models 840, 841, and 842. Model and serial numbers are located on the ratings/data plate on the right front of the unit, underneath the removable front panel. A complete list of the serial numbers involved in this recall is available by calling Carrier or at www.carrier.com. Recalled units were sold at HVAC dealers and factory-direct sales nationwide from January 2002 through December 2009. Consumers should stop using and unplug the recalled units and contact Carrier to receive a free replacement cord. Recall Date: 02/23/2017
- Little Tikes Toddler Swings: Little Tikes is recalling its Little Tikes™ 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure Pink toddler swings because the plastic seat can crack or break, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug’n Secure pink toddler swings. The swings have a pink T-shaped restraint in front with a Little Tikes logo. The swing is suspended by four yellow ropes. The model number 615573 is molded on the back of the swing seat and there is a manufacturing date code stamp on the back of the seat. The molded INNER arrow of the date code stamp points to “10”, “11”, “12” or “13”, it is included in the recall. In addition, swings with a date code stamp of “9” on the INNER arrow combined with “43” or higher number stamped on the OUTER are included in this recall. No other date codes or other co Walmart, Toys “R” Us and other stores nationwide and online at www.littletikes.com and other websites from November 2009 through May 2014. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled swings and contact Little Tikes for a refund in the form of a credit towards the purchase of another Little Tikes product. Recall Date: 02/23/2017