This week saw a recall on safety valves, recalls on soynut butter, recalls on raw milk cheeses, recalls on chocolate confections, recalls on children’s sleepwear, recalls on Energizer XBOX ONE smart chargers, recalls on Fuji bicycles, recalls on frozen pizzas, and recalls on frozen breakfast burritos.
Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of March 13, 2017:
- Firomatic® Fusible Safety Valves: R.W. Beckett Corp. is recalling Fibromatic® fusible safety valves because the safety valve stem does not properly seal and shut off the flow of fuel, allowing fuel to leak and posing a fire hazard. This recall involves Firomatic ½ inch FPT Fusible Safety Valves series 200 Fusible Inline valve, 1/2F X 1/2F Out. The valves are located on the fuel lines that lead to oil-burning appliances. The valves have a UL metal ring on top of the body of the valve stamped with “FIROMATIC SERIES 200.” “Firomatic” is cast into the body of the recalled valves. Recalled valves were sold at HVAC wholesale distributors including Ferguson Enterprises, FW Webb, Johnstone Supply, RE Michel Co and Sid Harvey Industries nationwide and from September 2011 through September 2016. Consumers should immediately contact R.W. Beckett for a free repair kit or a replacement valve and free installation. Recall Date: 03/10/2017
- Healthy Brand SoyNut Butter: The SoyNut Butter Co. is expanding its recall of I.M. Healthy Brand SoyNut Butter and granola products. The recall now includes Dixie Diner’s Club brand Carb Not Beanit Butter because they may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. The recalled Dixie U.S.A. product was only available for purchase via mail order or online portals. All Best Buy dates are affected. Best Buy dates can be seen on the labels of the containers stamped in black. Consumers who have purchased Dixie Diner’s Club products are urged not to consume the product. Link to Original Recall. Link to an additional Expanded Recall. Recall Date: 03/10/2017
- Raw Milk Cheeses: Vulto Creamery is expanding a previous recall to include all lots for four additional cheeses which include, by name the following: Andes, Blue Blais, Hamden & Walton Umber. In summary, Vulto Creamery has recalled the following eight cheese items: Heinennellie, Miranda,, Willowemoc, Ouleout , Andes, Blue Blais, Hamden & Walton Umberdue to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. The raw milk cheeses were distributed nationwide, with most being sold at retail locations in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States, California, Chicago Illinois, Portland Oregon and Washington, D.C. Distribution. Consumers that have any of these cheeses from Vulto Creamery should return the cheese to the purchase location for a refund. Food and cheese wholesalers and retailers with any Vulto Creamery cheeses on hand should immediately remove these products from common storage coolers and quarantine these cheeses in a secured area of a cooler. Any wholesaler or distributor that has any of the eight Vulto Creamery cheeses should contact Vulto Creamery to receive instructions on what to do with the cheese. No recalled cheese should be destroyed until Vulto Creamery has been notified and agrees. The production and distribution of all cheese products have been suspended while FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem. Recall Date: 03/11/2017
- Whole Foods Raw Milk Cheeses: In response to Vulto Creamery’s expanded recall of raw milk cheeses, Whole Foods Market is voluntarily expanding its recall to include Andes, Hamden and Walton Umber cheeses sold in eight stores in Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. The cheeses have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. As of March 10, 2017 Vulto Creamery is reporting the particular strain of Listeria monocytogenes is responsible for 6 illnesses and 2 deaths; however, Whole Foods Market has not received any reports of illnesses or injuries from consumers who purchased the raw cheeses from their stores. This recall expansion includes Vulto Creamery Andes, Hamden and Walton Umber raw milk cheeses which were cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap with scale labels beginning with PLU codes 0200307, 0201357 or 0206308 and “sell by” dates from 01/02/2017 to 04/02/2017. These products were sold at the following Whole Foods Market stores: 94 Derby Street, Hingham, MA; 1255 Raritan Road Unit 150, Clark, NJ; 300 Bergen Town Center, Paramus, NJ; 238 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY; 1095 Avenue of the Americas. New York, NY; 270 Greenwich Street, New York, NY; 4 Union Square South, New York, NY; and 575 Boston Post Road, Port Chester, NY. Consumers who have purchased any of these recalled products can bring their receipts to the store for a full refund. Recall Date: 03/13/2017
- Dolcetta Branded Chocolate Confections: Dolcetta Artisan Sweets is recalling Dolcetta branded chocolate confections because they may contain undeclared soy and milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy or milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Products subject to recall include Black and Tan Bars, Dark Chocolate Coconut Bars, S’mores Bars, Sweet & Salty Almond Bars, and White Chocolate Coconut Snowman. Product was distributed in Washington and Oregon through retail stores, online order, and direct sales at markets, fairs, and festivals between March 1, 2016 and March 1, 2017. Consumers who have purchased Dolcetta chocolate bars, truffles, and caramels and who have allergy issues may contact the company to return unused product. Recall Date: 03/14/2017
- Children’s Sleepwear: Livly Clothing is recalling children’s robes and two-piece pajama sets because the products fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. This recall involves children’s robes and two-piece pajama sets. The recalled two-piece sets are a long-sleeve top and pants and have a sewn-in side fabric label that has “LIVLY,” “www.livlyclothing.com” and RN number 146214 printed on it. The two-piece sets also have a printed label with “LIVLY” on the back of the neck and at the back of the pants. The recalled robes have a chest pocket on the left side with the word “Mini” embroidered on it, two pockets at the bottom and one snap-closure on the right side above the abdomen for closure. A belt is attached to the center back of the robe and an outline of a sleeping face is embroidered on the back of the robe. A fabric label with “LIVLY” and the size is sewn on the inside of the neck of the robe. A complete list of recalled items can be found here. Recalled sleepwear were sold at Baby Elaine, Bluebelle, Le Bambini, The Hosiery Boutique, LIVLY and other specialty stores and online at Gilt.com, LivlyClothing.com and other websites from February 2016 through January 2017. Consumers should immediately take the recalled children’s clothing away from children and contact LIVLY for a full refund. Recall Date: 03/14/2017
- Energizer® XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers: Performance Designed Products LLC is recalling Energizer® XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers because the battery chargers can overheat and damage the XBOX ONE video game controller, posing a burn hazard to consumers. This recall involves Energizer® XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers used to charge XBOX ONE video game controllers. The chargers are black plastic and measure about 3.5 inches long, 5 inches wide and 11 inches tall. “Energizer®” is printed on the charger’s label. Item number 048-052-NA is printed on the bottom of the chargers. The chargers hold up to two XBOX controllers. Recalled battery chargers were sold at Best Buy, GameStop and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other online retailers from February 2016 through February 2017. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery chargers and contact Performance Designed Products to return the chargers for a full refund. Recall Date: 03/14/2017
- Fuji Bicycles: Advanced Sports International is recalling Fuji bicycles because the rear wheel freehub can slip while pedaling, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves Advanced Sports International’s 2017 Fuji bicycles with Oval Concepts Rear Wheels. The aluminum or carbon fiber bicycles come in a variety of colors. The bicycle model name is printed on the frame of the bicycle. The wheel model number is printed on the rim of the wheel. The hub model number is printed on the drive-side hub flange. A full list of bike models, wheel models and hub models can be found here. Recalled bicycles were sold at Fuji Bicycle and Authorized Oval Concept dealers from April 2016 through October 2016. Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled bicycles and contact Advanced Sports International to receive a free replacement freehub body. Recall Date: 03/15/2017
- Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizzas: RBR Meat Company, Inc. is recalling approximately 21,220 pounds of frozen pizza product that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The supreme frozen pizza item was produced on Feb. 23, 2017. Product subject to recall includes 50.6-ounce corrugated box containing 1 shrink wrapped 16” pizza labeled as “Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza,” with lot code 20547. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 1821” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail distribution centers in California, Nevada, Utah and Washington. Consumers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume it. This product should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. Recall Date: 03/15/2017
- Frozen Breakfast Burritos: Flagship Food Group is recalling approximately 8,622 pounds of a frozen burrito product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard clear plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The frozen breakfast burrito item was produced on Sept. 22, 2016. Product subject to recall includes 12-ounce 12”x5” paper card with plastic overwrap package labeled as “TRADER JOSE’S BREAKFAST BURRITOS Eggs, Potatoes, Cheese, Turkey Bacon,” lot code 266, SKU 96132 with package code A26616PFFG3 and case code 100-101280. The product subject to recall bears establishment number “EST. P-45574” located on the product packaging. This item was shipped to retail distribution centers in Illinois and Pennsylvania. Consumers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume them. This product should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. Recall Date: 03/16/2017