This week saw a recall on LED lamps, recalls on canned tuna, recalls on macadamia nuts, recalls on gas station hose/swivel fitting sets, recalls on chairs, recalls on tea, recalls on floor and table lamps, and recalls on bicycle wheel hubs. Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of March 14, 2016:
- GE LED Lamps Recall: This recall involves GE Lighting high intensity discharge (HID) LED lamps. The lamps are used in lighting fixtures for warehouses, schools and gymnasiums. The lamp can separate from its base and fall onto consumers below, posing an impact hazard. The lamps are 5 1/2 inches in diameter by 11 1/2 inches long and weigh about 3 pounds. The lamps were sold in a blue and white carton with “ED37/EX39 base” on the front and “PC:21259” on the back above the bar code. Recalled lamps have the GE logo and the following information on the white plastic base of the lamp: LED165/M400/740, 165W, 4000K, 20000 Lumens, China and date code K213 or K245. The lamps were sold at GE Lighting authorized dealers and electrical distributors nationwide, including Crescent Electric Supply Company, Graybar and W.W. Grainger Industrial Supply from September 2015 through December 2015. Consumers should immediately contact GE Lighting for a free repair kit and installation guide. Recall Date: 03/16/2016
- Bumble Bee Tuna Recall: Bumble Bee Foods LLC announced today that it is voluntarily recalling 3 specific UPC codes of canned Chunk Light tuna due to process deviations that occurred in a co-pack facility not owned or operated by Bumble Bee. These deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed. There are a total of 31,579 cases that are included in the recall which were produced in February 2016 and distributed nationally. The products subject to this recall are marked with a can code that starts with a “T” (example: TOA2BSCAFB) and have the “best by” dates that may be found here. The recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution due to the possible under-processing of the affected products discovered by the co-packer during its routine quality audit. Consumers are advised to throw away the recalled product. Recall Date: 03/16/2016
- Organic Raw Macadamia Nuts Recall: Ashland Food Co-op is recalling Organic Raw Macadamia nuts because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Ashland Food Co-op (AFC) sold affected Organic Raw Macadamia nuts in random weight bags between January 5th, 2016 and February 4th, 2016. The nuts have a one month shelf life if refrigerated and were packaged in clear cellophane bags of random weights with an AFC bulk label that may be viewed here. Consumers who have purchased the affected product under the AFC bulk label between January 5th and February 4th are advised not to consume them and return them to AFC for a full refund. Recall Date: 03/16/2016
- Franklin Gas Station Hose/Swivel Fitting Sets Recall: This recall involves Franklin Fueling Systems gas station hose and swivel fitting sets used with gas station nozzles to dispense or transfer refined fuels such as gasoline, diesel, ethanol blends and biodiesel blends. The swivel fitting can separate from the hose, causing fuel to leak, posing a fire and explosion hazard. The sets are made of at least one metal swivel fitting attached to ¾-inch or 1-inch FLEX-ING™ brand FLEX-ON™ Hardwall, Marina and Softwall hoses. The attached hoses were sold in varying lengths. The size in inches and millimeters, and part number 559N or 559NMP are printed on the sidewall of the hoses. Hardwall hoses were sold in the colors black, blue, green, red and yellow, and have “FLEX-ING FLEX-ON HW FR PREMIUM FUEL HOSE BY FRANKLIN FUELING SYSTEMS” printed on the sidewall. Marina hoses were sold in the color green and have “2 BD. STYLE BC MARINA GASOLINE” on the sidewall. Softwall hoses were sold in the color black and have “FLEX-ING FLEX-ON SILVER SW PREMIUM FUEL HOSE BY FRANKLIN FUELING SYSTEMS on the sidewall. The recalled products were sold by distributors, contractors and gasoline stations nationwide from April 2015 through September 2015 for swivel fittings with ¾-inch hoses and May 2015 through October 2015 for swivel fittings with 1-inch hoses. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hose/swivel fitting sets and contact the firm to receive a full refund or a replacement hose/swivel fitting set. Recall Date: 03/15/2016
- IKEA Gothem Floor and Table Lamps Recall: IKEA North America is recalling its Gothem floor and table lamps. Cables damaged during manufacturing can come in contact with the metal body of the lamp, posing a shock hazard to consumers. The lamps are brush-finished nickel plated and have a dimmer switch. The floor lamp is 49 inches tall, and the table lamps are 14 or 18 inches tall. “Gothem” and the IKEA logo are printed on the label attached to the underside of each lamp base. The recalled products were sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from October 2015 through February 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled floor and table lamps and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund. Recall Date: 03/18/2016
- Room & Board Doyle Chairs Recall: This recalls involves Room & Board’s Doyle arm chairs and side chairs. The backrest can break during normal use, posing a laceration hazard to the user. The wood chairs were sold with and without an upholstered seat and in five different finishes: Charcoal, cherry, maple, shell and walnut. Each chair has a barcode printed on a label located under the seat on the inside of the seat frame. “Room & Board–Handcrafted in Vermont” is inscribed on the seat frame next to the barcode. The chairs were sold at Room & Board stores nationwide and online at www.roomandboard.com from May 2015 through December 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact Room & Board to receive a free replacement chair or a full refund. Room & Board is contacting consumers directly. Recall Date: 03/11/2016
- Awareness Boost Tea Recall: Awareness Corp. is recalling its 7.4 ounce container of Boost Tea because it may be contaminated with 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 voluntarily recalled Boost Tea was distributed nationwide by distributors from Awareness. The product’s white plastic container is marked with Lot #022615 on the bottom panel of the container and with an expiration date of 10/17 stamped on the container. It was first sold to distributors on or about December 15, 2015. Consumers who have purchased Boost Tea can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 03/11/2016
- SRAM Zipp Bicycle Wheel Hubs Recall: This recall includes SRAM’s Zipp bicycle wheel hubs. The model names of the affected hubs are ZIPP 88v6, 88v7 and 88v8. The hub flanges on the front hubs can fail, posing a crash and injury hazard. The Z logo is printed on the hub. The wheel hubs come in black, silver and falcon grey. The diameter of the clinch nut is approximately 1.46 inches. Some of the hubs were sold as part of wheel sets installed on new bicycles. The recalled products were sold at specialty bicycle stores nationwide from May 2010 through January 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled front hubs and contact SRAM or local bicycle dealer for a free replacement hub. SRAM is also recalling its Zipp stainless steel or titanium quick releases. The quick releases can fail to engage in the closed position, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider. They were sold as aftermarket components or as part of the 202 DB V2, 303 DB V2, 404 Firestrike V2, 202 Firecrest V3, 303 Firecrest V3, 404 Firecrest V3, 808 Firecrest V3 or 808 NSW wheel sets. The quick release has a curved, black lever. Only quick releases without a marking at the center of the underside of the lever, below the Zipp logo are included on this recall. Consumers should immediately stop using any bicycles equipped with the recalled quick releases and contact SRAM or their local bicycle dealer for a free replacement quick release. Recall Date: 03/16/2016