This week saw a recall on nutritional supplements, recalls on gluten free chocolate chip bars, recalls on bicycle wheels, recalls on parfaits, recalls on exercise machines, recalls on crossbow triggers, recalls on propane containers, recalls on beer mugs, and recalls on children’s toys.
Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of July 10, 2017:
- Precision Blend Cookies & Cream: Biohealth Nutrition is recalling Precision Blend Cookies & Cream because product labels failed to declare the food allergen, wheat. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat run the risk of a life threatening allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, that requires immediate medical attention should they consume products containing allergens. Precision Blend Cookies & Cream comes in 2 Lb. and 4 Lb. white plastic canisters with blue lettering and an image of two dark cookies filled with cream in the bottom front panel. Consumers in possession of these products should not eat them, rather product should be returned to the place of purchase. Biohealth Nutrition will be sending recall notices to all of its direct customers. Recall Date: 7/7/2017
- Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Bars: Coborn’s, Inc. is recalling packages of its Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Bars, some of which were incorrectly labeled as Gluten Free Fudge Brownies. The Gluten Free Fudge Brownie label does not indicate the product contains milk, however the Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Bars that are incorrectly labeled as Gluten Free Fudge Brownies do contain milk. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled products were distributed and sold at Coborn’s and Cash Wise stores in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, as well as Marketplace Foods stores in Wisconsin, and Coborn’s Delivers in the Twin Cities Metro area. An internal review found a limited number of packages were sold. These products were sold between July 4, 2017 and July 6, 2017 and list an expiration date of July 10, 2017. Products with an expiration date of July 10, 2017 are the only products affected. The UPC is 7-33147-20522-8. Guests who are allergic to milk should destroy this product or return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. Recall Date: 7/10/2017
- Sten Z and M1 Alpha Capsules: Andropharm is voluntarily recalling all lots of Sten Z and M1 Alpha capsules to the consumer level because these products contain derivatives of anabolic steroids rendering them unapproved drugs for which safety and efficacy have not been established and therefore subject to recall. Sten Z and M1 Alpha capsules are marketed as dietary supplements and promoted to increase, sustain, and strengthen muscularity. The two products were packaged as capsules in 60 count bottles with the UPC code-642125502948(Sten Z) and UPC code-642125502924(M1 Alpha) and were sold through retailers nationwide in the United States from March 2016 to April 2017. This recall applies to all lot numbers and expiration dates of these products. Consumption of these products may cause elevated blood pressure, aggressive behavior, male infertility, or enlarged breasts and shrinkage of the testes in men. Patients with underlying cardiac, hepatic, or prostate conditions may be at higher risk for adverse reactions than otherwise healthy users. To date, Andropharm has not received any reports of these or any illnesses or injuries related to Sten Z or M1 Alpha. Consumers who have purchased Sten Z and M1 Alpha products should discontinue their use and either return them to their place of purchase or discard the products in accordance with state and local ordinances for disposal of the drug products. Recall Date: 7/11/2017
- Electric Bicycle Conversion Wheels: Superpedestrian Inc. is recalling electric bicycle conversion Copenhagen wheels because the rear axle can fail, posing fall and crash hazards to riders. This recall involves the Copenhagen Wheel electric bicycle conversion wheels with serial numbers 01031708600020000000 through 01031710400250000000 for multi-speed wheels and 02031708600020000000 through 02031710400250000000 for single speed wheels. The Copenhagen wheel converts a standard bicycle into an electric bike. It is compatible with 26 inches and 700c (about 28 inches) wheel sizes. All components are housed inside the wheels red hub. The Superpedestrian logo appears in white on the hub. The serial number can be found on the wheel’s user interface panel just above the axle. Recalled wheels were sold exclusively at superpedestrian.com from March 2017 through April 2017. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled electric bicycle conversion wheel and contact Superpedestrian to receive a free replacement electric bicycle conversion wheel, including shipping. Recall Date: 7/11/2017
- Whole Foods Market PB&J Parfaits: Sunneen Health Foods is voluntarily recalling mislabeled Whole Foods Market PB&J parfaits sold at five Whole Foods Market stores in New York and New Jersey because the products contained soy and tree nut (almond and coconut) allergens that were not listed on the product label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy or tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The products were sold in 8 oz. containers labeled as Whole Foods Market PB&J Parfaits. They can be identified by UPC codes 636910500448 and best-by dates before 7/13/2017. They were sold at the following Whole Foods Market stores: 905 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ; 4 Union Square South, New York, NY; 238 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY; 1095 6th Ave, New York, NY; and 113 Route 9 S, Englishtown, NJ. Customers who purchased these products and wish to return them can bring a valid receipt into stores for a full refund.
- Exercise Machines: Core Health & Fitness and Land America Health and Fitness are recalling their exercise machines because the height adjusting carriage assembly can loosen and fall on the consumer, posing an impact hazard. This recall involves five styles of Inspiration® Cable Cross Over and Dual Adjustable Pulley machines installed primarily in fitness centers and gyms. The units are stainless steel adjustable pulleys with single hand adjustment designs and high-low cable positioning components. “Inspiration” is printed on each Dual Adjustable Pulley model, and “Star Trac” or “Nautilus” is printed on the Cable Cross Over models. The firm has received 48 reports of the height-adjusting carriage assemblies loosening and falling, resulting in 31 reports of injuries, including cuts requiring staples or stitches. The recalled machines were sold by Core distributors nationwide from November 2010 through April 2017, and by Unisen distributors from 2001 to 2010. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled exercise machines and contact Core Health & Fitness to schedule a free onsite repair. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly. Recall Date: 7/12/2017
- Crossbow Triggers: TriggerTech is recalling its Carbide Triggers because the rollers on the triggers can crack causing the weapon to discharge without trigger activation, posing an injury hazard to the user or bystander. This recall involves TriggerTech carbide triggers, including the Rem 700 Carbide Triggers, the AR15 Carbide Triggers, and the Excalibur, Mission, Killer Instinct, and Parker Crossbow Triggers. The various carbide triggers used in crossbows can be identified by the model number and corresponding serial number or date code. The serial number/date code can be found on the side of the Rem 700 and AR15 triggers, and on the bottom of the Killer Instinct, Excalibur, Mission, and Parker triggers. The recalled products all have carbide rollers. A complete list of model numbers, serial numbers and date codes can be found at the CPSC product recall page. Recalled triggers were sold at CanadaAmmo, Wyvern Creations and other stores nationwide and online at www.triggertech.com from June 2015 to August 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled triggers and contact the firm for a free replacement trigger with stainless steel rollers. TriggerTech will offer a full refund instead of the replacement trigger if the recalled item has been discontinued. Recall Date: 7/12/2017
- Refillable Propane Cylinders: YSN Imports Inc., DBA Flame King, is recalling its refillable propane containers because they can leak propane gas, posing fire and explosion hazards. This recall involves Flame King, Little Kamper and U-Haul refillable propane cylinders used with outdoor appliances. The serial numbers are printed on the foot ring of the cylinder. The brand logo and size is printed on the front of the cylinder. A full list of brand names, sizes, color, and serial number ranges can be found at the CPSC product recall page. Recalled containers were sold at Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Kamps, Propane Depot, U-Haul and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from November 2013 through September 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled propane cylinders and contact YSN Imports for a full refund or replacement propane cylinder. Recall Date: 7/13/2017
- Glass Beer Mugs: The TJX Companies, Inc. is recalling its glass beer mugs because the product can break if heated or used with hot liquid, posing burn and laceration hazards. This recall involves 16.9-ounce (500 ml) glass beer mugs. The mugs have a label attached to the side of the mug that reads: “Handmade in Poland.” A second label on the bottom of the mug has the HomeGoods style number 069386. Recalled mugs were sold exclusively at HomeGoods stores nationwide from May 2017 through June 2017. Consumers should immediately stop heating or using the recalled glass beer mugs with hot liquid and return them to the nearest HomeGoods store for a full refund. Recall Date: 7/13/2017
- Munching Max Chipmunk Stuffed Toys: TOMY International Inc. is recalling its Lamaze Munching Max chipmunk stuffed toys because parts inside the toy can break creating a sharp point that can penetrate the surface of the toy, posing a laceration hazard. This recall involves Lamaze Munching Max chipmunk stuffed toys with item number L27578. “Tomy,” “Lamaze” and the item number are printed on a sewn-in fabric label near the tail of the toy. The stuffed toy is multi-colored with a white clip on the head of the chipmunk. When the clip is pulled, the chipmunk toy vibrates and simulates eating the cloth nut attached to its arm. TOMY International has received one report of a minor laceration injury to a child’s hand. Recalled toys were sold at Babies R Us, Toy R Us and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from May 2016 through July 2017. Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact TOMY International to receive a free replacement toy and a TOMY online store coupon. Recall Date: 7/13/2017