This week saw a recall on candy products, recalls on potato chips, recalls on defibrillators, recalls on rabbit pellets, recalls on breaded okra, recalls on turkey products, recalls on pork rib tips, recalls on vintage race car mobiles, recalls on animal crackers, recalls on chicken salad products, recalls on bicycles and wheel sets, recalls on chicken products, and more.
Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of January 16, 2017:
- Hy-Vee Candy Products: Hy-Vee, Inc. is voluntarily recalling several candy trays because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The potential for contamination was brought to Hy-Vee’s attention when Palmer Candy Company announced a limited recall of certain chocolate products after it was informed by its supplier, Valley Milk Products LLC, that a milk powder ingredient used in a compound chocolate coating has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The voluntary recall includes selected products produced between Oct. 20, 2016, and Dec. 9, 2016, and shipped by Palmer Candy Company to grocery, convenience store and wholesale customers nationwide for repackaging. A full list of product descriptions and UPC numbers can be found here. The candy trays were distributed to all of Hy-Vee’s 242 grocery stores across its eight-state region of Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The product comes in a plastic container with a clear lid. The sell-by date range for all items is between Jan. 26, 2017 and Feb. 23, 2017. The sell-by date can be found at the top of the product label. Customers who purchased this product should dispose of it or return it to their local Hy-Vee store for a full refund. Recall Date: 01/12/2017
- Thin & Crispy Potato Chips: Golden Flake Snack Foods, Inc., is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of 5 oz. HOT Thin & Crispy Potato Chips with a “Best if Used By” date APR 1417 and Specific Product Code Lot 364 5 or 365 5. These products are being recalled because they may contain milk and other dairy ingredients not declared on the label. People who are allergic to milk run the risk of serious or life -threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. Consumers are urged NOT to eat the product and return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund or exchange, or they may simply discard the product. Recall Date: 01/13/2017
- LIFEPAK 1000 Defibrillator: Physio-Control announced that the company is launching a voluntary field action for the LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillator due to reported instances where the device has shut down unexpectedly during patient treatment. The company is notifying LIFEPAK 1000 customers of an issue that may affect the readiness of the device. The company has received 34 reports where customers have attempted to use their LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillator and the device has shut down unexpectedly due to an intermittent connection between the battery and device electrical contacts. A defibrillator in this scenario may not be able to deliver therapy during a resuscitation attempt, which may expose patients to the risk of serious harm or death. The company is aware of 8 adverse events related to this issue. The company has determined that this intermittent connection is a result of wear and subsequent oxidation formation between the battery and device electrical contacts. This condition can occur over time in LIFEPAK 1000 devices that are exposed to vibration and have a battery installed for long periods of time. This issue can potentially affect any LIFEPAK 1000 device, however customers with non-rechargeable batteries who do not routinely remove the battery for inspection, as indicated in the LIFEPAK 1000 Defibrillator Operating Instructions, are more susceptible to this issue. The company is contacting customers and advising them to immediately remove and reinstall the battery from their device(s). Customers are also being advised to implement a weekly schedule of battery removal and reinstallation for all LIFEPAK 1000 devices. The removal and reinstallation of the battery will clean the contacts of oxidation and will reduce the likelihood of this issue from occurring. Physio-Control will be initiating a hardware device correction for all affected LIFEPAK 1000 devices and the company will contact customers to schedule device corrections once the hardware correction is ready for implementation. Information about this notice is available at: www.physio-control.com/lifepak1000-274. Affected customers will be notified by letter. In addition to contacting Physio-Control, any potential quality problems or adverse reactions or events associated with the use of a Physio-Control product may be reported to the U. S. Food and Drug Administration’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program. Recall Date: 01/13/2017
- All Purpose Rabbit Pellets: Grange Co-op is initiating a recall of Rogue All Purpose Rabbit Pellets in 25# (25RP) 50# (50RP), 1,500# Tote (RP) no lot codes – purchased between March 1, 2016 and January 12, 2017 in Southern Oregon / Northern California from any Grange Co-op Retail Store or Wholesale Dealer. The recall is being initiated because samples tested by the Oregon Department of Agriculture discovered these products may contain higher than acceptable levels of vitamin D. Rabbits consuming this product would be at risk for developing clinical hypercalcemia when fed diets containing very high levels of vitamin D, as a sole source of nutrition. Clinical signs of hypercalcemia include such things as increased thirst, increased urination, weakness, decreased appetite, and possibly death. For any purchases of Rogue All Purpose Rabbit Pellets during these dates, please return the unused portion to any Grange Co-op location for a full refund. Recall Date: 01/13/2017
- Pictsweet Farms Breaded Okra: The Pictsweet Company is voluntarily recalling select packages of Pictsweet Farms 12 ounce Breaded Okra after the company learned that some packages may contain glass fragments, which could cause injury if ingested. The recall impacts Pictsweet Farms 12 ounce Breaded Okra (UPC#: 0 70560 98377 8) with a “best if used by” date of Nov 3, 2018 and a production code of 3086B C, 3086B D, 3086B E, 3086B F, or 3086B G. This information is printed on the back panel of each package. The affected Breaded Okra product was distributed through retail stores across the United States. Consumers who purchased this product should discard them or return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Recall Date: 01/13/2017
- Blue Ridge Beef Frozen Turkey Product: Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling one (1) of its frozen products due to their potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria can affect animals eating the product. There is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surface exposed to these products. The affected products are sold in 2 lb chubs and can be identified with the following manufacturing codes: Lot #103 mfd12716; Turkey with bone; and UPC code 854298001887. The affected Products were distributed to retail stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. This recall was initiated with FDA inspection and sampling of the product. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration. Consumers who have purchased the above lot of turkey for dogs are urged to stop feeding them and return products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 01/13/2017
- Pork Rib Tips: Olymel S.E.C./ L.P. is recalling approximately 1,124 pounds of pork ribs products because the products were repacked and distributed without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The pork ribs items were repacked and produced from Jan. 10 to Jan. 13, 2017. Products subject to recall include 10-pound cardboard box of pork rib tips with a packaging date of Jan. 10-13, 2017 and 30-pound cardboard box of pork rib tips with a packaging date of Jan. 10-13, 2017. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “Est. 8951” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to restaurants in Michigan. The problem was discovered on Jan. 13, 2017 by FSIS while conducting routine failure to present monitoring activities. FSIS discovered that a shipment of pork spare ribs entered the United States from Canada on or about 1/08/2017, crossing the border in Michigan. The products were then processed and repacked at a federal establishment and further distributed. 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: 01/14/2017
- RH Baby & Child Vintage Race Car Mobiles: Restoration Hardware (RH) is recalling its vintage race car mobiles because the wheels on the mobile’s hanging cars can detach and fall, posing a choking hazard to young children. This recall involves RH Baby & Child vintage race car mobiles. The recalled mobiles are used as decorative items that hang from the ceiling. The mobiles contain six wooden cars in various colors with spinning axles and wooden wheels attached to the axles. Recalled mobiles were sold at RH Baby & Child stores nationwide and online at RHBabyandChild.com from October 2014 through October 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mobiles, place away from children and contact RH Baby & Child for a full refund. The firm is contacting purchasers of the product directly. Recall Date: 01/17/2017
- Animal Crackers: D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. is voluntarily recalling one specific best by date of 32 oz. Original Animal Cracker because they may be packaged with other cookies that contain milk powder. People who are allergic to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The product comes in a 32oz printed plastic bag. The recall affects only the following Best By Date and Lot Numbers, printed on the back of the product bag: Best By Date: 07SEP17; Bag Lot Numbers: LC120716 and LD120716; Case Lot Number: L120716; UPC code: 7232091022. The products were distributed to Walmart stores in Utah, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, California, Arizona, Washington, Louisiana, Oregon, Idaho, Hawaii, Montana Arkansas, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Nevada. The recall was initiated after receiving consumer complaints of other cookies found mixed in the bag with the Original Animal Crackers manufactured in our California bakery. The specific cookies found by consumers contain milk powder ingredients. Original Animal Crackers do not contain milk powder. Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to stop consuming the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 01/18/2017
- Fully-Cooked Turkey Products: Burger’s Ozark Country Cured is recalling approximately 1,905 pounds of fully cooked turkey products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The fully cooked turkey items were produced on Nov. 22, 2016 and packaged on Nov. 23, 2016. Products subject to recall include vacuum-sealed packages containing “Harry & David Ready to Heat Fully Cooked Turkey without Giblets” with a case code of V20HD2MV and lot numbers 3276 and 3286. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-1161” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were sent to a distribution center in Ohio for further distribution. The problem was discovered on Jan. 16, 2017 when a customer observed the wrong label was applied to the product. The mislabeled turkey product contains sodium nitrite, which is not declared on the label. On Jan. 17, 2017, the establishment notified FSIS that the firm wanted to recall the mislabeled product. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. Recall Date: 01/18/2017
- Chicken Salad Products: Willow Tree Poultry Farm, Inc. is recalling approximately 204 pounds of chicken salad products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The consumer ready product containers are labeled as chicken salad with the USDA mark of inspection, but actually contain an egg salad product. The products were produced on Jan. 10, 2017. Products subject to recall include 6-ounce packages of Whole Foods Market “Chicken Salad” with a “Sell By” date of 1/24/2017. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-8827” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were sold to a distributor in New Jersey for further distribution in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Willow Tree Poultry Farm. Recall Date: 01/18/2017
- Trek 720 Disc Bicycles and Wheel Sets: Trek Bicycle Corp. is recalling its Trek 720 Disc bicycles and wheel sets because the front brake caliper can come into contact with a broken spoke, posing a fall hazard to the rider. This recall involves model year 2015, 2016, and 2017 Trek model 720 Disc bicycles and Bontrager Approved TLR disc 700C 24H Front and Rear Wheels with silver spokes. Trek’s model 720 Disc have a lightweight aluminum frame and vibration-damping carbon fork. The bicycle models were sold in 49 through 61 cm frame sizes. “Trek” is printed across the bicycle frame. The model number can be found on the down tube. The aftermarket wheels are marked “Bontrager TLR” on the rim, and will have 24 silver spokes. Recalled bicycles and wheel sets were sold at Bicycle stores nationwide from November 2014 through October 2016 for bikes and March 2015 through November 2016 for aftermarket wheels. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and wheel sets and return the bicycles to a Trek retailer for a free inspection and free replacement wheels. Recall Date: 01/19/2017
- Sweet Chili Chicken Meal Starter: Mountain View Packaging, LLC is recalling approximately 1,080 pounds of chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products contain wheat, egg and milk, known allergens which are not declared on the product label. The sweet chili chicken items were packaged on Dec. 23, 2016 and Dec. 30, 2016. Products included in the recall include 18-ounce packages of “@ease Sweet Chili Chicken Meal Starter, Fully cooked, boneless, battered white meat chicken in a sweet chili sauce” with a “Best By” date of 5/17/2018 and UPC code of 36800-38348. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-39904” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were sold to a distributor in Utah for further distribution in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. 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: 01/19/2017