This week saw a recall on pool covers, recalls on furnaces and boilers, recalls on wall clocks, recalls on utility vehicles, recalls on decorative wall plates, recalls on chicken nuggets, recalls on Nestle chicken pizza and chicken lasagna products, and recalls on pistachios. Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of March 07, 2016:
- Anchor Safety Pool Covers Recall: This recall involves mesh and solid-material Anchor 5-Star, Anchor Mesh, Classic Solid and Defender Mesh brand custom safety pool covers. The brass-plated snap hooks used to connect the cover’s cables to the wall can break, posing a drowning risk. The covers’ cables are connected to the pool wall using brass-plated snap hooks with a gold-tone spring tab, a seam and a hook end with a bezel. The date of manufacture appears on the warning label on the underside of each pool cover. Manufacture dates of “Sep 14,” “Oct 14” and “Nov 14” are subject to the recall. “Manufactured by Anchor Industries, Inc.” also appears on the label. The covers were sold at Independent pool supply stores and dealers nationwide from September 2014 to November 2014. Consumers should immediately contact their pool cover dealer to schedule an inspection and replacement of the snap hooks. Recall Date: 03/10/2016
- Williamson-Thermoflo Furnaces and Boilers Recall: This recall includes Williamson and Thermoflo furnaces and boilers with Carlin oil burners with an installation date label between April 1, 2015 and November 31, 2015. A wiring malfunction can result in the burners failing to shut off, posing a fire hazard. The installation date is printed on a label on the outside of the furnace or boiler. Recalled furnaces have a Carlin burner inside of the furnace, behind the furnace grate. Recalled boilers also have a Carlin burner attached to the outside of the boiler enclosure. “Carlin” is printed in white letters on the face of the burner nameplate. The products were sold at heating and plumbing contractors that install Williamson-Thermoflo heating and plumbing equipment nationwide from April 2015 through November 2015. Consumers should immediately contact Carlin to arrange for a free repair. Consumers who cannot locate their installation date label can also contact Carlin. Carlin is contacting installers directly to make repairs on furnaces that were installed in consumer’s homes. Recall Date: 03/10/2016
- Z Gallerie Wall Clocks Recall: Z Gallerie is recalling its Golda wall clocks. The batteries inside the clock can overheat due to defective battery springs located at the bottom of the battery compartment, posing a fire hazard. The clocks are round and measure 32 inches in diameter and four inches in depth. The front of the wall clocks is made of glass and has a white background. “Invented in 1698” is printed on the front of the clocks. The numbers printed on the clock and clock hands are printed in a brown antiqued ink. The battery compartment on the back holds one AA battery and four D batteries. “Made in China” and “Made for Z Gallerie” are printed on a label on the back of the clocks. The products were sold at Z Gallerie stores nationwide and online at ZGallerie.com between July 2015 and January 2016. Consumers should immediately remove the batteries from the clocks and contact Z Gallerie for a full refund and $50 Z Gallerie gift card. Recall Date: 03/09/2016
- KYMCO Utility Vehicles Recall: KYMCO USA is recalling all model 2015 and 2016 UXV 450i, UXV 450i LE and UXV 450i Turf models. The throttle can fail to return to idle causing the rider to lose control, posing crash and injury hazards. Recalled utility vehicles come in the colors blue, camouflage, matte black, gold, green, red, blue, and black. The model year 2015 recalled vehicles are those units with the last six numbers of the vehicle identification numbers (VIN) between 100101 and 190370. The model year 2016 recalled vehicles are those units with the last six numbers of the vehicle identification numbers (VIN) between 190371 and 260240. The VIN can be found on the frame behind the right front wheel. UXV is printed on each side of the rear cargo box and on the hood. KYMCO is printed on the side panels. These products were sold at authorized KYMCO dealers nationwide from June 2014 through November 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact an authorized KYMCO dealer for a free inspection and free repair. KYMCO is contacting consumers directly. Recall Date: 03/09/2016
- Liberty Hardware Decorative Metal Wall Plates Recall: The recalled Liberty Hardware Linden and Brainerd Ironton wall plates have two plates that are attached by hidden fasteners: (1) a back plate that screws into the wall like traditional wall plates, and (2) a decorative cover that snaps over the cover through use of spring clips. The decorative wall plates can dislodge from the back plate and short circuit the outlet, posing a risk of electrical shock or fire. The recalled plates have a smooth, metallic finish and fit a variety of switch and outlet designs. The recalled decorative wall plates snap onto the back plate without the use of screws. Under the decorative plate, the back plate is stamped with the letters “LHMC.” The wall plates were sold at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores nationwide and online at dlawlesshardware.com, flyingbulldogs.com, lowes.com, and riverbend.builders from January 2013 through January 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wall plates, remove them and contact Liberty Hardware Manufacturing for a full refund. Recall Date: 03/08/2016
- Perdue Chicken Nuggets Recall: Perdue Foods LLC is recalling approximately 4,530 pounds of chicken nugget products (produced for Applegate Farms) that may be contaminated with extraneous plastic materials. The Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets were produced on September 28, 2015. The products subject to the recall are: 8-oz. boxed packages containing approximately 18 pieces of “Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets” with Best Before Date 09/27/2016. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-2617” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail distribution centers in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, and Texas. 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: 03/05/2016
- Wonderful Pistachios Recall: Wonderful Pistachios announced that it is voluntarily recalling a limited number of flavors and sizes of in-shell and shelled pistachios due to a risk of Salmonella contamination. Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The products, which were distributed through several retailers nationwide and Canada, can be identified by a 13-digit lot code number that can be found on the lower back or bottom panel of the package. The specific products and lot codes may be found here. Consumers may return these products to Wonderful Pistachios for a refund by sending the entire product back or the bottom portion of the package that contains the lot code to Wonderful Pistachios or they may return the product to the store from which it was purchased for a refund. Consumers should discard the nuts prior to returning the entire package or lot code panel to their retail store. Recall Date: 03/09/2016
- Nestle Chicken Pizza and Chicken Lasagna Products Recall: Nestle USA Inc. is recalling approximately 267,024 pounds of chicken pizza products, produced at its Little Chute, Wisconsin establishment, and chicken lasagna products, produced at its Springville, Utah establishment, that may be contaminated with extraneous materials. The chicken lasagna items were produced on December 21, 2015, and the chicken pizza items were produced on January 17, 2016, and January 18, 2016. The products subject to the recall are: 19.03-oz. boxes containing “DIGIORNO pizzeria! Tuscan-style chicken pizza” with case codes 601752592 and 601852591 and Best By: August, 2016 and 96-oz. boxes containing “Stouffer’s chicken lasagna” with a case code 5355595915 and Best By: January, 2018. The chicken pizza products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-5754” and the chicken lasagna products subject to recall bear establishment number “P9018” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide. Consumers who may have purchased the recalled products are urged not to consume them but instead contact Nestle Consumer Services at 1-800-681-1676. Recall Date: 03/10/2016