This week saw a recall on dog and cat food, recalls on lily flower, recalls on dietary supplements, recalls on wheat bread, recalls on laptop battery packs, recalls on soup products, recalls on La-Z-Boy chair products, recalls on ibuprofen lysine injection, recalls on salted caramel chocolate almond pies, recalls on pimento cheese spread, recalls on toy wands, and recalls on metal dining room table tops.
Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of February 6, 2017:
- Hunk of Beef: Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its Hunk of Beef product because of a potential contaminant Pentobarbital, which was detected in one lot of Hunk of Beef Au Jus. Pentobarbital can affect animals that ingest it, and possibly cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, or nausea, or in extreme cases, possibly death. The specifically-identified lot numbers of cans of 12-oz Hunk of Beef being voluntarily recalled were distributed to retail locations and sold online in the following States: Washington, California, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and were manufactured the week of June 6 – June 13, 2016. Although pentobarbital was detected in a single lot, Evangers is voluntarily recalling Hunk of Beef products that were manufactured the same week, with lot numbers that start with 1816E03HB, 1816E04HB, 1816E06HB, 1816E07HB, and 1816E13HB, and have an expiration date of June 2020. The second half of the barcode reads 20109, which can be found on the back of the product label. The subject recall affects 5 lots of food that were produced from its supplier’s lot of beef, which is specifically used for the Hunk of Beef product and no other products. To date, it has been reported that five dogs became ill and 1 of the five dogs passed away after consuming the product with lot number 1816E06HB13. Evanger’s is proactively issuing a recall voluntarily so as not to risk potential exposure to pentobarbital in the product. Although it has been verified that little or no product remains on store shelves, if consumers still have cans with the aforementioned lot numbers, he or she should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 02/03/2017
- Peony Mark Brand Dried Lily Flower: Starway Incorporated is recalling Peony Mark Brand Dried Lily Flower because the product contains undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consumer this product. The recalled Peony Mark Brand Dried Lily flower comes in a 6 oz. (170 gram) clear, un-coded plastic bag. The UPC number is 686529131632. The product was distributed nationwide. It is a product of China. The recall was initiated after routine sampling by NYS Dept. of Agriculture a& Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of undeclared sulfites in Peony Mark Brand Dried Lily Flower in packages which did not declare sulfites on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reactions in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites. Consumers who have purchased the packages of Peony Mark Brand Dried Lily Flower should return it to the place of purchase. Recall Date: 02/07/2017
- Xanthium & Siler Combo Dietary Supplement: Kingsway Trading Inc. is recalling its 1.06 oz (30g) bottles of “Well Balance Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian)” Batch No. 130401 & Batch No. 150201 because they contain the presence of undeclared Ephedra Herba (ma huang), an FDA banned item. Dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids pose a risk of serious adverse events, including heart attack, stroke, and death, and that these risks are unreasonable in light of any benefits that may result from the use of these products under their labeled conditions of use, or under ordinary conditions of use if the labeling is silent. Product was distributed to: MA, NJ, NY, IL, MD, FL, MO, TX, IN, GA, DE, CO, VA, PA, CT, OR, VA, AZ, Through our vendor such as oriental herb store, acupuncture clinic and Oriental supermarket. These retail business distribute to their individual customers. The item is packed in a plastic brown bottle with white cap. Each bottle contains 100 Tablets, each tablet is 300mg. During an FDA inspection, it was discovered that the product contained ephedra herba. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product. Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 02/07/2017
- Fred Meyer 100% Whole Wheat Bread: Fred Meyer Stores has recalled the 16 oz Fred Meyer 100% Whole Wheat Bread sold in its retail stores because the product may contain nonfat dry milk not listed on the label. The recalled product is packaged in plastic bread bags and was sold in Fred Meyer stores located in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Products subject to recall include Fred Meyer 100% Whole Wheat Bread, UPC 11110-10294, Julian Dates: 013 THRU 036, size 16 ounce. Customers allergic to milk who have purchased the above product should not consume it and should return it to a store for a full refund or replacement. Recall Date: 02/07/2017
- Sony VAIO Laptop Battery Packs: Sony Electronics, Inc. is recalling its Panasonic battery packs used in Sony Electronics laptop computers because the lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards. This expanded recall involves Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs installed in 18 models of Sony’s VAIO Series laptop computers. Sony has expanded the number of affected battery packs under this recall. The Panasonic battery packs were manufactured with the laptop and battery packs were sold separately or installed by Sony as part of a repair. Panasonic battery packs included in this recall have model number VGP-BPS26 and part numbers 1-853-237-11 and 1-853-237-21 printed on the back of the battery pack. Recalled model numbers for Sony VAIO laptop computers can be found here. Recalled products were sold at Best Buy, Sony retail stores, other consumer electronic stores nationwide and online at www.store.sony.com and other websites from February 2013 through October 2013 as part of Sony VAIO laptops. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery packs, power off the laptop, remove the battery and follow instructions to obtain a free replacement. Until a replacement battery pack is received, consumers should use the laptop by plugging in AC power only. Battery packs previously identified as not affected by the June 15, 2016 recall are included in this expanded announcement. Recall Date: 02/07/2017
- Ukrop’s Beef and Chicken Chili Flavored Soup Products: Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods is recalling approximately 45 pounds of beef and chicken chili flavored soup products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The product(s) contain milk, wheat and soy, known allergens which are not declared on the product label. The chili flavored soups with beans and chicken, or beef, were produced on Feb. 2, 2017. Products subject to recall include 6 pounds of 24 ounce clear plastic containers of “Ukrop’s Chili Flavored Soup with Beans and Chicken” with a sell by date of 02/08/17 on the label, and 39 pounds of 24 ounce clear plastic containers of “Ukrop’s Chili Flavored Soup with Beans and Beef” with a sell by date of 02/08/17 on the label. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 19979” or “P-19979” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Virginia. 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: 02/07/2017
- La-Z-Boy Lift Chair Power Supplies: La-Z-Boy Incorporated is recalling power supplies sold with lift chairs because the lift chair’s power supply cover can crack within the screw housing and break, causing the cover to detach and exposing the power supply’s electrical components, posing a shock hazard to users. The recall involves the power supplies sold with Gold Series electric Lift Chairs, the Clayton Luxury-Lift (Model 1HL562) and Power Lift (Model 1ML562), and Luxury-Lift (Models 1LF505 and 1LF819). They were also part of conversion kits for older lift chairs with Models 1LL320, 1LL508, 1LL515, 1LM320, 1LM508 and 1LM515. The power supply enables the chair’s seat to lift a consumer from a seated into a standing position. The power supply casing is a black, plastic rectangular box measuring approximately 6 inches by 3½ inches by 3½ inches. Only power supplies with LOT #150113 are included in this recall. The model name, model number and lot number are printed on the back of the power supply. Recalled products were sold at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries and independent furniture stores nationwide and online at la-z-boy.com from September 2015 through November 2016. Power supplies were also sold separately and provided free under warranty as replacements for use with previously-purchased chairs. Consumers should immediately stop using the power supplies to power the lift chairs and contact La-Z-Boy for a free replacement power supply. Recall Date: 02/08/2017
- Ibuprofen Lysine Injection: Exela Pharma Sciences, LLC (“Exela”), in association with marketer X-Gen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“X-Gen”), is voluntarily recalling lot number PLND1613 of Ibuprofen Lysine Injection, 20 mg /2 mL (10 mg/mL), vials to the hospital or user level. Some of the vials have been found to contain particulate matter. Particulate matter has the potential to block blood vessels, provoke an immune reaction, and/or lead to microinfarcts which could be life threatening. Neither Exela nor X-Gen has received any reports of adverse events related to this recall. Ibuprofen Lysine Injection is indicated to close a clinically significant patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in premature infants weighing between 500 and 1500 g, who are no more than 32 weeks gestational age when usual medical management is ineffective. The product is packaged in three 2 mL Single-Dose vials per carton, and bears the NDC 39822-1030-2. The affected Ibuprofen Lysine Injection, 20 mg/2 mL (10 mg/mL) is from lot PLND1613, Expiration Date 02/2018. The product can be identified by X-Gen logo, and by the NDC number on the individual vial (39822-1030-1). The product was distributed nationwide to wholesalers and distributors for further distribution to hospitals and retail customers. X-Gen is notifying its distributors and customers by emails and fax communications and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Consumers/distributors/retailers that have the Ibuprofen Lysine Injection which is being recalled should stop using and return to their wholesaler/distributor, or to X-Gen or to Exela. Recall Date: 02/08/2017
- Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pies: Legendary Baking is recalling its 34 ounce packages of Private Selection Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pie because the almonds and eggs were listed under “may contains” instead of “contains”. People who have allergies to almonds and eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled Private Selection Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pies were distributed in Kroger, Fry’s, and Smith’s retail stores in the following states: AL, AZ, GA, IL, IN, KY, MI, NM, OH, SC, TN, and WV. The product comes in a 34 ounce, clear plastic package dome with a black plastic bottom base and is marked with lot # CH17025 on the side of the clear plastic dome. Consumers who have purchased 34 ounce packages of Private Selection Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pie are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund should they have allergen issues. Recall Date: 02/08/2017
- Pimento Cheese Spreads: Ruth’s Salads is expanding the recall of Ruth’s Salads Pimento Cheese Spreads packed in Chester, SC. The products involved include: Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 7oz; Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 12 oz.; Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 24 oz.; Ruth’s Old Fashion Pimento Spread 16 oz.; Ruth’s Jalapeno Pimento Spread 12 oz.; Ruth’s Lite Pimento Spread 12 oz.; and Ruth’s Cream Cheese with Pineapple-Pecans 12 oz. All lot numbers are included in this recall. The products are packed in plastic containers and labeled as “Packed by B&H Foods, Inc., Chester, SC”. The products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes. The recalled products were distributed in grocery stores in NC, SC, GA, TN, AL, KY, and parts of Virginia and Tennessee. All lots and Sell by Dates for products labeled as “Packed by B&H Foods, Inc., Chester, SC” are being recalled. Products labeled as packed in Charlotte, NC are not included in this recall. A list of product UPC codes can be found here. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 02/09/2017
- Toy Wands: Field Entertainment Inc. is recalling its light-spinner toy wands because the top component can detach and expose an eight inch metal rod, posing an injury hazard to young children. This recall involves light-spinner wands with lot numbers 954544 and 954603 imprinted on the bottom of the toy. The light-spinner wands have either Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse at the top. The Mickey Mouse wands are yellow, red and black. The Minnie Mouse wands are pink, white and blue. The wands measure about 18 inches tall. Recalled wands were sold at Disney On Ice and Disney Live shows from October 2016 through November 2016. A full list of shows can be found here. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wands and contact Feld Entertainment to receive a full refund. Recall Date: 02/09/2017
- Restoration Hardware Metal Top Dining Tables: Restoration Hardware Inc. is recalling its metal top dining tables because the table’s metal top can contain lead and presents a risk of lead exposure to children. Lead is toxic if ingested and can cause adverse health effects. This recall involves Restoration Hardware’s Railroad Tie & Parsons Railroad Tie dining tables. The recalled tables are round or rectangular with thin sheets of zinc/dark gray color metal on the table tops. The item number is printed on a white sticker underneath the tabletop. Recalled tables were sold at Restoration Hardware Outlet stores nationwide and online at Restorationhardware.com from March 2012 through December 2016. A complete list of recalled tables and their item numbers can be found here. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tables, cover the tables and place the table out of the reach of children and contact Restoration Hardware to receive a free replacement table or a full refund. Recall Date: 02/10/2017