This week saw a recall on chocolate bars, recalls on pastries, recalls on dry roasted almonds, recalls on wheat bread, recalls on basting and barbeque sauces, recalls on notebook computer batteries, recalls on electric scooters, recalls on Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection, recalls on mowers, recalls on carrot cupcakes, and recalls on pork products.
Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of January 23, 2017:
- Chip’n Dipped Dark Chocolate Bars: Chip’n Dipped is expanding its recall of it’s dark chocolate bars to include, Dark Chocolate Almond, 63% Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Pretzel, Hot Dark Chocolate Habanero, Dark Chocolate Marshmallow, Extra Dark Chocolate 72% & Super Smooth Dark Chocolate 86%. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products. Recalled chocolate bars were distributed to seven retail stores in NY, PA & MA. A full list of products and their lot numbers can be found here. The Lot number is stamped on the back of the packaging box. Individual bars are unmarked. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the milk-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk. Consumers with milk allergies who have purchased these bars are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 01/20/2017
- King’s Pastry Canada Cakes: King’s Pastry is voluntarily recalling the following cakes because the products contained tree nut (hazelnut) allergens that were not listed on the product labels. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts (hazelnut) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The products can be identified by the following UPC codes and net weight: UPC Code 685961100381, Tuxedo Bar Cake 12″x4″, 1050 g; 685961101234, Tuxedo bar Cake 12″x4″, 1050 g; 685961101357, Chocolate Bar Cake 12″x4″, 1050 g; 685961103092, Bakewell Desserts Chocolate Lava Cake 4″x4″, 4oz (113 g); 10685961100814, Cappuccino Carnival Cake, 2.0 kg; and 10685961100913, Mango Carnival Cake, 2.5 kg. The Tuxedo Bar Cake and Chocolate Bar Cake are packaged in a clear rectangular semi-rigid plastic dome with a black base. The Chocolate Lava Cake is packaged in a clear square-shaped rigid plastic container sealed with a plastic film, this container is then packaged in a square-shaped thin cardboard box. The Cappuccino Carnival Cake and Mango Carnival Cake are packaged in cardboard tray and are only sold in cafeteria. The purchase dates of this recall involves any product purchased before Jan 01, 2017. Recalled products were distributed to retail stores and food service in IL, HI, MA and NY. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 01/20/2017
- Dry Roasted Almonds: Specialty Commodities, Inc., a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company, is recalling a specific lot of dry roasted almonds because they may contain undeclared cashews. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cashews run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the cashew-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of cashews. The recalled dry roasted almonds were distributed between December 22, 2016, and January 19, 2017, to three customers, one of whom redistributed them for sale in either bulk bins or clam shells to retail outlets in California, including Safeway and Nugget Markets. Recall Date: 01/21/2017
- Trader Joe’s Harvest Whole Wheat Bread: Athens Baking Company, out of an abundance of caution, is issuing a voluntary recall of Trader Joe’s Harvest Whole Wheat Bread (SKU 00132) because it contains undeclared cultured whey, which is made from milk. Only products labeled with “BEST BY: 01/08/17” through “01/27/17” are included in this recall. The “BEST BY” date is printed on the front of the product’s package. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The Trader Joe’s Harvest Whole Wheat Bread was only sold at Trader Joe’s stores in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Trader Joe’s stores in the Pacific Northwest, South, Midwest and East Coast are NOT Affected by this recall. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product with the affected codes received incorrect packaging, which did not list cultured whey (milk) in the ingredients label. Upon discovering the issue, Trader Joe’s immediately removed from sale all products from store shelves. There have been no consumer complaints or illnesses reported to date. If you purchased Trader Joe’s Harvest Whole Wheat Bread bearing the “BEST BY: 01/08/17” through “01/27/17”, and have an allergy or sensitivity to milk, please do not consume the product. Instead, return it to any Trader Joe’s store for a full refund. Recall Date: 01/22/2017
- Carriage House Various Bourbon Basting Sauces and Hot Barbecue Sauce: Carriage House Creations issues a voluntary product recall on all Bourbon Basting Sauces, and Hot Barbecue Sauce, due to undeclared soy and peanut ingredients found in the Worcestershire Sauce used in the making of these products. People, who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy or peanuts, run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume these products. The sauces were distributed in the state of Pennsylvania in Reynoldsville, Shippensburg, Dallas, Johnstown, New Germany, Tipton, Bedford, Nicktown, Harrisburg, Benezette, and Bellefonte through gift shows, wine festivals, craft shows and retail stores. The product was also sold through our on-line store and mail order. The Bourbon Basting Sauces are packed in 12 ounce glass bottles from Carriage House Creations with product names; Mild Bourbon Basting Sauce, Bold and Spicy Bourbon Basting Sauce, and Hot Bourbon Basting Sauce. Hot Barbecue Sauce was packed in 16 ounce glass jars. Products were distributed from August 23 until December 30, 2016, with “Best if Used By Dates” coded: 2232018 to 5302018. The recall was initiated after Carriage House Creations was informed that the Worcestershire Sauce ingredient was recalled due to undeclared soy and peanuts. Consumers are urged not to consume the product if they are allergic to soy and peanuts. Consumers may return product for a full refund, to the place of purchase or if bought at shows or online, by contacting Carriage House Creations. Recall Date: 01/23/2017
- Notebook Computer Batteries: HP Inc. is recalling its lithium-ion batteries used in HP notebook computers because the batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. This expanded recall involves lithium-ion batteries containing Panasonic cells that are used in HP notebook computers. The batteries are compatible with HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario, and HP Pavilion notebook computers. HP has expanded the number of recalled batteries, which were shipped with notebook computers sold between March 2013 and October 2016. The black batteries measure about 8 to 10.5 inches long, 2 inches wide and about 1 inch high. The battery bar code is printed on the back of the battery. “HP Notebook Battery” and the model number are printed on the battery. The batteries included in this expanded recall have bar codes starting with: 6BZLU, 6CGFK, 6CGFQ, 6CZMB, 6DEMA, 6DEMH, 6DGAL and 6EBVA. Recalled products were sold at Best Buy, Walmart, Costco, Sam’s Club and authorized dealers nationwide and online at www.hp.com and other websites from March 2013 through October 2016. Batteries were sold separately. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled batteries, remove them from the notebook computers and contact HP for a free replacement battery. Until a replacement battery is received, consumers should use the notebook computer by plugging it into AC power only. Batteries previously identified as not affected by the June 2016 recall could be included in this expanded announcement. Consumers are urged to recheck their batteries. Recall Date: 01/24/2017
- Children’s Electric Scooters: Target Corp. is recalling its children’s electric scooters because the knuckle that joins the wheel to the axle can break, posing a fall hazard to the rider. This recall involves Pulse Safe Start Transform electric scooters for children with manufacturing date codes between September 10, 2016 and October 11, 2016. The date code is printed on a label located under the platform in format XX(month)/XX(day)/2016 – 066QY. The scooters were sold in blue and have two wheels in front and one in the rear. Recalled scooters were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from October 2016 through November 2016. Consumers should immediately take the recalled scooters away from children and contact Pulse Performance Products for a full refund. Recall Date: 01/24/2017
- Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection: Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection, USP (NDC: 0409-6510-01, Lot 591053A, Expiry Date 1NOV2017), to the hospital/retail level due to a confirmed customer report for the presence of particulate matter within a single vial. In the unlikely event that the particulate is administered to a patient, it may result in local swelling, irritation of blood vessels or tissue, blockage of blood vessels and/or low-level allergic response to the particulate. The risk is reduced by the possibility of detection, as the label contains a clear statement directing the physician to visually inspect the product for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration. Vancomycin Hydrochloride is indicated for the treatment of serious or severe infections caused by susceptible strains of methicillin-resistant staphylococci. The product is packaged in a carton containing 1×100 mL vial. The lot was distributed from August 2016 through September 2016 in the United States. Anyone with an existing inventory of the recalled lot should stop use and distribution and quarantine the product immediately. Inform health care professionals in your organization of this recall. If you have further distributed the recalled product, please notify any accounts or additional locations which may have received the recalled product from you. Further, please instruct entities that may have received the recalled product from you that if they redistributed the product, they should notify their accounts, locations or facilities of the recall to the hospital/retail level. Hospira will be notifying its direct customers via a recall letter and is arranging for impacted product to be returned to Stericycle in the United States. Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax. Recall Date: 01/24/2017
- Field & Brush Mowers: Country Home Products Inc. is recalling its field & brush mowers because the fuel tank valve can malfunction and cause the fuel tank to expand and gasoline liquid or vapors to be unexpectedly released, posing fire and burn hazards. This recall involves the Pro-XL-44 model of the DR® brand tow-behind field and brush mower manufactured by Country Home Products. The mowers are towed behind a riding mower or ATV to clear acres of thick grass and brush. The recalled mowers have an electric start 20 HP Briggs & Stratton engine and a serial number between TB21001001 – TB21002555. The recalled mowers are black and orange and have two blades and four wheels and are 44 inches wide. There is a large label below the machine’s fuel tank that with “DR Field and Brush Mower” printed on it and a round DR logo is in the right hand corner. The serial number is printed on the rear right corner of the frame near the engine control panel. Recalled mowers were sold at Country Home Products catalog, website and authorized independent DR dealers nationwide from October 2015 through July 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact Country Home Products to schedule a free repair from a dealer. Country Home Products is sending a repair kit to all registered owners. Recall Date: 01/25/2017
- Bakery Fresh Goodness Carrot Cupcakes: Fred Meyer Stores has recalled Bakery Fresh Goodness Carrot Cupcakes sold in its retail stores because the product may contain milk and soy not listed on the label. People who are allergic to milk or soy could have a severe reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to those two allergens, there is no safety issue with the product. Fred Meyer stores located in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington are included. Products subject to recall include: Bakery Fresh Goodness Carrot Cupcakes, UPC 41573-27731, Sell By 1/30/17 OR BEFORE, 6 ct.; Bakery Fresh Goodness Carrot Cupcakes, UPC 41573-27732, Sell By 1/30/17 OR BEFORE, 12 ct.; and Bakery Fresh Goodness Carrot Cupcakes, UPC 41573-27733, Sell By 1/30/17 OR BEFORE, 25 ct. Customers allergic to milk or soy who have purchased the above product should not consume it and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement. Recall Date: 01/25/2017
- Atlas Meat Pork Products: Atlas Meat Company is recalling approximately 2,579 pounds of pork sausage products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products may contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the product label. The ground pork sausage items were produced on various dates from Oct. 12, 2016 through Jan. 23, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: 0.80 to 1.5-pound vacuum-sealed or butcher paper wrapped packages containing “Atlas Meat Pork Breakfast Ssg.” and 0.80 to 1.5-pound vacuum-sealed or butcher paper wrapped packages containing “Atlas Meat Pork Italian ssg.” The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 40306” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were sold directly to consumers at the firm’s Fort Collins, Colo. location and shipped to retail locations in Colorado and Wyoming. The problem was discovered on Jan. 23, 2017, by FSIS inspection personnel during routine verification activities. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. Recall Date: 01/25/2017