This week saw a recall on bicycles, recalls on waffle sandwiches, recalls on weight loss supplements, recalls on Frito-Lay products, recalls on sleds, recalls on Nature Made products, recalls on Dollywood candy, recalls on broccoli salad kits, recalls on handgun safes, recalls on body armor, recalls on surge protectors, recalls on frozen chocolate frozen bars, recalls on Hershey SoFit products, and recalls on children’s chairs and swings. Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of June 06, 2016:
- Focus Spine Bicycles Recall: This recall involves four models of 2016 Focus Spine mountain bicycles. The bicycle seatstay or linkage component parts used to connect the seat tube and rear axle dropouts can be incorrectly sized which can cause the frame to collapse, posing a fall hazard to the rider. The Spine C (carbon) 0.0, Factory, Pro and SL were sold in three colors: black/white, grey/orange and green/light green/yellow. “Focus” is printed on the bicycle’s down tube and “Spine” is printed on the top tube. The bicycles were sold at independent specialty bicycle stores nationwide from October 2015 through April 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact Focus Bicycles to schedule a free inspection and repair. Recall Date: 06/07/2016
- Herr Foods Waffle Works Double Chocolate Sandwich Recall: Herr Foods Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of Waffle Works Brand 4 oz. packages of Double Chocolate Waffle Sandwiches due to an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product is safe for consumption by those who do not have milk allergies. The UPC number for the recalled product is 7260009207 with a code date of June0616 through February0117. The packages are gold, white and brown metalized bags with the Brand “Waffle Works” spelled out at the top of the package. The lot number is located on the front of the package on the middle right hand side. The UPC number is located at the lower right hand corner of the back panel of the package. Herr Foods announced the recall to prevent consumers who are allergic or sensitive to milk from consuming this product. Consumers who have milk allergies should not consume them and should return them to the retailer where they were purchased for a full refund. Herr Foods and other retailers are removing recalled product from the retailers’ shelves. Recall Date: 06/06/2016
- Body Shot Step 2 Capsules Recall: The Body Shot Bar is voluntarily recalling all lots distributed March 1- May 6 2016 of Step 2 60 gold capsules (350MG per) to the consumer level. Step 2 has been found positive for Sibutramine after FDA sampling and testing. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010. Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke. The product is used as a weight loss dietary supplement and is packaged in a white bottle in blue and gold. The affected Step 2 lots include the following expiration date 7/30/2017. The product was distributed nationwide to consumers via www.thebodyshotbar.com. The Body Shot Bar is notifying its customers by email and is arranging for return. Consumers that have recalled Step 2 should stop using and discard. Recall Date: 06/07/2016
- Frito-Lay Products Recall: Frito-Lay announced a voluntary recall of select Rold Gold Tiny Twists, Rold Gold Thins, Rold Gold Sticks and Rold Gold Honey Wheat Braided due to a potential undeclared peanut allergen. This recall is the direct result of a recent recall by a Frito-Lay supplier of certain lots of flour for undeclared peanut residue. The Rold Gold products subject to the recall may have been produced using the recalled flour and as a result, these Rold Gold products may contain low levels of undeclared peanut residue. The affected Rold Gold packages are sold in retail stores and via foodservice and vending customers throughout the United States, and have “guaranteed fresh” dates ranging from June 28, 2016 – August 23, 2016 on the front of the package. Directly underneath the “guaranteed fresh” date is a 9-digit manufacturing code that includes the numbers “32” in the second and third position (example: x32xxxxxx). The following products with the above-described “guaranteed fresh” dates and manufacturing codes are impacted:
- Rold Gold Honey Wheat Braided – 10 oz.
- Rold Gold Tiny Twists – 1 oz., 2 oz., 16 oz. and 20½ oz.
- Rold Gold Thins – 4 oz. and 16 oz.
- Rold Gold Sticks – 16 oz.
It is important to note that products that do not include 32 in the second and third positions of the manufacturing code are not impacted. The Rold Gold Tiny Twists are also included in select multipack offerings. The impacted multipacks have “use by” dates on the front of the package. Directly next to or underneath the “use by” date is a 11-digit manufacturing code that will include the letter combination AM, TO, QH, QC or SW in the second and third position (example: xAMxxxxxxxx). The impacted products have different, varying “use by” dates, including:
- 20 count Baked & Popped Mix — “use by” dates ranging from May 31 – July 26, 2016
- 32 count Fun Times Mix — “use by” dates ranging from June 14 – August 9, 2016
- 30 count Baked & Popped Variety Pack — “use by” dates ranging from June 14 – August 9, 2016
- 30 count Home Town Favorite Variety Pack — “use by” dates ranging from May 31 – July 26, 2016
- 20 count SunChips & Rold Gold Mix — “use by” dates ranging from June 14 – August 9, 2016
Consumers with any product noted above can return the product to retailer for a full refund. Recall Date: 06/06/2016
- Kwik Tek Sleds Recall: This recall involves Kwik Tek’s Hammerhead sleds, which were sold in blue, green, orange and yellow. The front handle bar assembly can break, posing a crash hazard. The front handle bars have a steering system with polycarbonate skis. The rear HDPE skis are attached to the main aluminum frame. The units measure 23 inches wide by 9 inches high by 51 inches deep and weigh about 10 pounds. “Hammerhead Pro” is written on the top of the sled. The sleds were sold at LL Bean, Yukon Charlie’s nationwide and online at Amazon.com, EMS.com, LLBean.com, SharperImage.com and YukonCharlies.com from June 2014 to June 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sleds and contact Kwik Tek for a free replacement front end. Recall Date: 06/08/2016
- Nature Made Products Recall: Pharmavite LLC is recalling specific lots of Nature Made® products due to possible Salmonella or Staphylococcus aureus contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The recalled products include Nature Made Adult Gummies Multi and Nature Made Super B Complex w/C and Folic Acid Tablets. The full list with lot numbers of the recalled products may be found here. The recalled products were distributed nationwide to various major retailers. The lot number can be found on the back panel next to the expiration date. Products that fall within the lots indicated should not be consumed. Consumers are encouraged to return the affected products to their retailer for a full refund. Recall Date: 06/08/2016
- Dollywood Cajun Mix Candy Bag Recall: Rucker’s Makin’ Batch Candies, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Dollywood Cajun Mix cello bags, due to the potential presence 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. The affected product is packaged in 9 oz. clear bag with Dollywood Theme Park label, UPC 4900005033302. This only affects packages with best by codes ranging from 01/23/16 thru 11/11/16. The product is distributed at Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, TN. Rucker’s Makin’ Batch Candies, Inc. initiated the recall after being notified by our supplier that sunflower kernels used in the Cajun Mix were recalled for potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes. Recall Date: 06/07/2016
- Butterfield Foods Broccoli Salad Kits Recall: Butterfield Foods, LLC. is recalling approximately 15,966 pounds of broccoli salad dressing product that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. The broccoli salad kit items were produced on various dates between Nov. 10, 2015 and May 25, 2016. The full list of the recalled products may be found here. The product subject to recall bears establishment number EST. 6945 inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product has sell-by dates from December 10, 2015 through June 23, 2016. These items were shipped to retail locations in Indiana and Ohio and used to make prepared salad products further distributed to consumers at grocery delicatessens. The problem was discovered on June 2, 2016, when the establishment was notified by its distributor that the SunOpta sunflower kernel products used in the Butterfield Foods’ Broccoli Salad Kit dressing product were involved in a recall due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Consumers who have purchased prepared salad products that contain the recalled product from grocery delicatessens are urged not to consume them. These prepared salad products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. If you are unsure whether or not the recalled product was used in your prepared salads, consult store management. Recall Date: 06/03/2016
- Rhino Metals Handgun Security Safes Recall: This recall involves all Rhino Metals Bighorn P-20 handgun security safes. The handgun security safes can be opened without the use of a combination allowing unauthorized access to a handgun, posing a serious risk of injury to children and others. The gray and black safes are made out of metal, measure about 3.25 inches high by 12 inches wide by 10.5 inches deep and weigh about 15 pounds. The Bighorn logo in blue and a four-button, back-lit electronic key pad are located on the top of the safe. The handgun security safes have serial numbers 1412160001 through 1412163000 printed on a sticker on the right hand side. The safes were sold at Canyon Sports, Coastal Farm & Ranch, Dean Safes, High Noble Safe, Co., North River Customs and other stores nationwide from March 2015 through March 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled handgun safes and contact Rhino Metals for instructions and how to return the safe for a full refund. Recall Date: 06/09/2016
- Far East Brokers Children’s Chairs and Swings Recall: Far East Brokers is recalling its Leisure Ways® pink butterfly themed children’s camp chairs, moon chairs, and swings. The screen-printing on the fabric of the chairs and swings contains excessive levels of lead, which is a violation of the federal lead paint standard. The chair and swings have a metal frame with large red butterfly images and other colorful images on the pink polyester fabric. “Distributed by: Far East Brokers and Consultants, Inc.” and “Tracking # November/2015” are printed on the tracking label sewn into the seat of each chair. The recalled products were sold at Weis Markets, wholesale distributors, grocery and drug stores nationwide from January 2016 through April 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and swings, take them away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 06/09/2016
- AR500 Armor Level III Body Armor Recall: This recall involves AR500 Armor Level III body armor, including chest plates, side plates and ABS panels. The body armor can fail to meet performance requirements for Level III body armor, allowing a bullet to penetrate, and pose a risk of gunshot injury or death. The black, steel-core body armor is rated for protection against rifle calibers up to 7.62X51 M80 Ball (.308) at 2,800 feet per second. AR500 Armor is printed on a white label on the back side of the armor. Only AR500 Level III body armor with the manufacture date code of February 2016 and March 2016 are included in the recall. The recalled products were sold at AR500 Armor dealers and directly to customers and online at www.ar500armor.com from February 2016 through March 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled body armor and contact the firm for instructions to receive replacement body armor. AR500 will contact all known purchasers about the recall. Recall Date: 06/09/2016
- 360 Electrical Surge Protectors Recall: 360 Electrical is recalling three models of surge protectors. Idealist (360320), Idealist 2.4 (360321) and Agent (360322). The surge protectors can short circuit when non-grounded plugs are connected, posing a shock or fire hazard. The model number is located on the underside of the unit. The units have seven outlets, come in black or white and measure 14.5 inches long by 2.5 inches wide by 1.5 inches tall. “360electrical” is printed on the front of the units. Recalled surge protectors do not have a single check mark engraved on the underside of the unit, right next to the model number. The recalled products were sold at B&H Photo stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and bhphotovideo.com from July 2015 through February 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled surge protectors and contact 360 Electrical for a free replacement. Recall Date: 06/09/2016
- DF Mavens Chocolate Almond Fudge Frozen Bars Recall: Fal Foods USA, Inc. (Fal Foods USA) is voluntarily recalling one lot of DF Mavens brand Chocolate Almond Fudge Frozen Bars because it contains undeclared milk. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. DF Mavens brand Chocolate Almond Fudge Frozen Bars, Lot 15226, was shipped to customers in New York and New Jersey from Sept. 4, 2015 through Feb. 29, 2016 for further distribution to their customers. DF Mavens brand Chocolate Almond Fudge Frozen Bars, Net Wt. 11.52 fl.oz. (340 mL), are packed 4 bars per box and bear UPC 855756004772. The recall is limited to Lot 15226 with “BEST BY” Date “021317” (located on top of box). Consumers who have purchased DF Mavens brand Chocolate Almond Fudge Frozen Bars, Lot 15226, and are allergic to milk are urged not to consume the product and promptly return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 06/09/2016
- Hershey SoFit Products Recall: The Hershey Company has issued a voluntary recall of three products sold under the SoFit brand after a supplier who provides sunflower seeds for the products expanded its recall on June 1. The supplier SunOpta issued a recall after discovering that it produced sunflower seeds that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Although there have been no reports of illness, Hershey is issuing the recall out of an abundance of caution. The recalled SoFit products include a sunflower seed item as well as an almond and a pumpkin seed item produced on the same manufacturing equipment. The recalled SoFit products are:
- SoFit Protein Plus Sunflower Seeds Sea Salt with the following date codes: 72H, 72J, 79P, 82F, 82G, 82K, 82L
- SoFit Protein Plus Pumpkin Seeds Sesame Garlic with the following date codes: 73B, 73C, 81P, 81R
- SoFit Protein Plus Almonds Jalapeno Garlic with the following date codes: 72R, 73A, 79R, 82C, 82D
No other Hershey products or products sold under the SoFit brand are affected. Consumers who have purchased any of the above products should not consume the products and are urged to destroy them. Recall Date: 06/06/2016