This week saw a recall on chairs and barstools, recalls on hedge trimmers, recalls on laptop battery packs, recalls on Mars Combos products, recalls on Simple Health Tosi Crunch SuperBites, recalls on Kellogg snack products, recalls on animal crackers, recalls on chocolate cookies, recalls on Frito-Lay tortilla chips, recalls on Kashi snack bars and granola, recalls on macaroni salad, and recalls on Kroger sunflower products. Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of June 13, 2016:
- Grand Rapids Chairs and Barstools Recall: This recall involves Grand Rapids Chair Company Sadie chairs (model 837) and barstools (model 837S). The back leg of the chairs can bend and the seat tabs or screws on the seat can loosen. When loose, pinch points between the seat and steel frame are created, posing a risk of injury. The model number is printed on the underside of the chair, on the care and use instruction label. The chairs have a seat height of 18.5” and overall width of 22.5”, and the barstools have a seat height of 30” and overall width of 22.5”. The Sadie chairs have a steel frame of various colors with a wood seat base and seatback. The Sadie barstools have a steel frame of various colors, with a footrest and a wood seat base and seatback. The recalled products were sold by Grand Rapids Chair sales representatives and distributors, both directly to end users and in the company’s commercial showrooms in Byron Center, Mich. and Chicago, Ill. from June 2014 through January 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled chairs and barstools and contact Grand Rapids Chair Company to schedule a free repair. Recall Date: 06/14/2016
- STIHL Hedge Trimmers Recall: STIHL Inc. is recalling its model HSA 65 battery-powered hedge trimmers. The hedge trimmer can operate faster than expected, continue running after the trigger is released or operate by depressing either the trigger or the front handle switch individually, posing a laceration hazard. “STIHL” and “HSA 65” are printed on the side of the battery compartment between the trigger and the loop handle. The hedge trimmer is gray and orange, with a loop handle, removable battery and a 20 inch hedge trimming blade. The recalled products were sold at authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from June 2010 through April 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trimmer and return it to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free replacement battery-powered hedge trimmer. Recall Date: 06/14/2016
- Direct Distributors Angle Grinders Recall: Direct Distributors Inc. is recalling its 4-inch air angle grinders with model number 20687. The spring-loaded safety switch can fail and allow the grinder to turn on even with the safety switch locked in place, posing a finger, hand or other laceration risk. The model number is printed on the packaging. The grinders have a blue handle and some models have the ASC logo on the top. The angle grinders were sold exclusively at Agri Supply stores in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia and online atwww.agrisupply.com from January 2015 to April 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled angle grinder and return it to Direct Distributors or any Agri Supply Company location for a full refund. Recall Date: 06/14/2016
- Sony VAIO Laptop Computer Battery Packs Recall: This recall involves Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs installed in 18 models of Sony’s VAIO Series laptop computers. The lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards. The Panasonic battery packs were also sold separately and installed by Sony as part of repairs. Panasonic battery packs included in this recall have model number VGP-BPS26 and part numbers 1-853-237-11 and 1-853-237-21. Panasonic battery pack model and part numbers are printed on the back of the battery pack. Recalled model numbers for the Sony VAIO Series laptop computers may be found here. The 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. 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 can use the laptop by plugging in the AC power only. Recall Date: 06/15/2016
- Mars Chocolate Combos Recall: Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of certain varieties and limited dates of production of COMBOS® Cheddar Cheese Pretzel, COMBOS® Cheddar Cheese Cracker, COMBOS® Pizzeria Pretzel, COMBOS® Sweet and Salt Caramel Pretzel, COMBOS® Pepperoni Cracker, COMBOS® Buffalo Pretzel. While those who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume products containing peanut allergens, the amount of peanut exposure from use of the flours and affected products is considered to be low and not expected to cause adverse health effects in the vast majority of peanut allergic consumers. The vast majority of these products were distributed throughout the United States, with the remainder being shipped internationally to the following countries: Bahamas, Jamaica, Virgin Islands-St Thomas, Antigua, Colombia, Panama, Puerto Rico, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. The affected COMBOS® products have a “best before” date ranging from March, 2017 – April, 2017 on the back of the package. Mars initiated the recall after its supplier, Grain Craft, recalled certain lots of wheat flour that has the potential to contain low levels of peanut residue. The COMBOS® Brand products subject to the recall may have been produced using the recalled flour. Mars Chocolate is recalling the specific lot numbers referenced here. In the event that consumers believe they have purchased this item and have allergy concerns, they should return this product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund. Recall Date: 06/14/2016
- Simple Health Tosi Cappuccino Crunch SuperBites Recall: Simple Health LLC of Anaheim, CA is recalling Tosi Cappuccino Crunch SuperBites because product labels failed to declare the food allergens Milk and Soy. Should people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Milk or Soy consume products containing these allergens, they run the risk of triggering a life threatening allergic reaction, anaphylaxis that requires immediate medical attention. Recalled products containing undeclared Milk and Soy are identified here. Tosi Cappuccino Crunch Almond SuperBites and Tosi Cappuccino Crunch Cashew SuperBites with a net weight of 2.6 ounces and are in a plastic, food-safe wrapper with a white, cardboard sleeve with green and brown type. Consumers with milk or soy allergies in possession of these products should not eat them. Recall Date: 06/14/2016
- Kellogg Snacks Recall: The Kellogg Company announced that it is voluntarily recalling certain varieties and limited dates of production of Mother’s®, Keebler®, Kellogg’s® Special K® brownies, Murray® and Famous Amos® snacks and cookies because they may contain undeclared peanut residue. Kellogg initiated the recall after its supplier, Grain Craft, recalled wheat flour that has the potential to contain low levels of peanut residue. While consumers with severe peanut allergies should avoid the recalled products, the FDA has stated that the amount of peanut exposure from the flour is low and not expected to cause adverse health effects in the vast majority of peanut allergic consumers. The recalled products listed here were distributed throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Kellogg is asking that people who purchased any affected product should discard it and contact the company for a full refund. Recall Date: 06/13/2016
- Armour-Eckrich Meats Armour Animal Crackers Recall: Armour-Eckrich Meats LLC announced that it is voluntarily recalling Armour® Snackmakers Keebler Animal Crackers because they contain animal cracker cookies with undeclared peanut residue. While consumers with severe peanut allergies should avoid the recalled products, the FDA has stated that the amount of peanut exposure from the flour is low and not expected to cause adverse health effects in the vast majority of peanut allergic consumers. The recalled product has a UPC Code of 2781500240 and a Sell By Date of 07/29/16-8/30/16 located on the side of the package. No other Armour® Snackmakers products are impacted by this recall. Armour® is asking that people who purchased affected product discard it and contact the company for a full refund. Recall Date: 06/16/2016
- Sinosharp Chocolate Flavored Cookies Recall: Sinosharp Import & Export Co., Ltd is recalling its 13.74 oz and 2.2 lbs packages of “Chocolate Flavored Cookies” because this product contains undeclared milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The product is imported from China. The recalled “Chocolate Flavored Cookies” were distributed in New York, Texas, California and Massachusetts. The product comes in 13.74 oz and 2.2 lbs plastic container with UPC code 6933620900051 and 6933620900242 on the side. The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of undeclared milk allergen in the 2.2 lbs packages of “Chocolate Flavored Cookies” which did not declare milk as an ingredient on the label. Consumers who have purchased 13.74 oz and 2.2 lbs packages of “Chocolate Flavored Cookies” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 06/15/2016
- Frito-Lay Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos Tortilla Chips Recall: Frito-Lay announced a limited voluntary recall of select Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos tortilla chips because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the affected Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos tortilla chips. The recalled product also includes additional undeclared ingredients including Yellow 5, Artificial Flavor, Tomato Powder, other Artificial Color (including Yellow 6 and Red 40), Lactic Acid, Citric Acid and Red and Green Bell Pepper Powder. The impacted products are 3 1/8 oz. bags of Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos tortilla chips that have a “guaranteed fresh” date of August 9, a UPC code of 28400-42119 and a manufacturing code of 2711 152 05 OR 2712 152 05. The “guaranteed fresh” date and manufacturing code are located on the front of the package, and the UPC code is located on the back. The recalled products were distributed in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. No other states have been impacted. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that a select number of Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos tortilla chip bags were inadvertently filled with Nacho Cheese Doritos tortilla chips at one of the company’s production facilities. Nacho Cheese Doritos contain different ingredients, potentially exposing consumers to undeclared milk and the other above-mentioned ingredients. Consumers with any product noted above can return the product to a retailer for a full refund. Recall Date: 06/15/2016
- Kashi Snack Bars and Granola Recall: Kashi Company is amending the date codes for Kashi GOLEAN® Honey Pecan Baklava Bars and Bear Naked® Soft Baked Granola, Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter related to its previously announced recall of snack bars and granola that contain ingredients made from sunflower seeds distributed by its supplier, SunOpta, that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This update includes two new “Best If Used Before” dates on Kashi GOLEAN® Honey Pecan Baklava Bars, and one new “Best If Used By” date on Bear Naked® Soft Baked Granola, Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter. The updated information is: Kashi® GOLEAN® Honey Pecan Baklava Bars, 5-count with UPC Code 18627 10474 – “Best If Used Before” dates of Jul21 16; Aug07 16; Sep13 16; Sep22 16; and Oct20 16 and Bear Naked® Soft Baked Granola, Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter, 11 oz pouch with UPC Code 84623 10163 – “Best if Used By” dates of Aug 13 2016 to Jan 11 2017. The date codes can be found on the top of the box of the Honey Pecan Baklava Bars, and at the bottom of the pouch of the Bear Naked Granola. This update impacts product sold only in the United States. Recall Date: 06/16/2016
- Zupan’s Markets Macaroni Salad Recall: Zupan’s Markets is initiating a voluntary recall of its Macaroni Salad with Cheddar Cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Zupan’s Markets is issuing this voluntary recall after being notified by their supplier, National Frozen Foods, that the frozen green peas used in the product are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled Macaroni Cheddar Cheese Salad is packaged in a plastic bag, 5 lb. net weight. The label listed item #23070 and the UPC 8 87241 80712 0. The recalled product was distributed to four Zupan’s Markets locations in Portland and Lake Oswego, Oregon between 04/09/16 and 06/14/16. The product was sold both in Zupan’s Markets service deli salad case, sized to order, and available in prepacked round plastic containers (8, 12 & 16 oz.) in its Grab & Go area. Scale label on bottom of the product container reads Macaroni Salad with Cheddar Cheese with code 394. Anyone who has the recalled product in their possession should not consume it and should destroy or discard it. Consumers can return to Zupan’s Markets for a full refund. Recall Date: 06/16/2016
- Kroger Sunflower Products Recall: The Kroger Co. announced it has expanded a recall of several products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes following supplier SunOpta’s expansion of its voluntary recall this week. In June 2016, SunOpta indicated its sunflower kernels may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which could result in severe illness to those individuals who may consume these products. No customer illnesses have been reported to date. Kroger has removed the recalled items from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls. Kroger has expanded its recall to include all code dates of Kroger Sunflower Salad Toppers, Kroger Sunflower Kernels, and Kroger Cranberry Delight Trail Mix. A full list of affected products and states involved in the recall may be found here. Customers who have purchased any of these products should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement. Recall Date: 06/16/2016