This week saw a recall on avalanche probes, recalls on electric kettles, recalls on sunflower seeds, recalls on ice cream, recalls on granola bars, recalls on off-road vehicles and recalls on pacifiers. Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of May 02, 2016:
- Cascade Design Avalanche Rescue Probes Recall: This recall involves Mountain Safety Research Striker™ 320, Striker™ 240 avalanche rescue probes. The lock button on the probe can fail to engage and lock, causing the probe not to function as intended. This can interfere with finding someone buried beneath snow, posing a suffocation hazard. The probe is divided into six or eight sections of 18-inch aluminum shafts that lock into place to create a single 94-inch or 126-inch probe, depending on the model. The probe is used by searchers to help identify something or someone buried by snow after an avalanche. “Striker 320” is printed on the red and gray probe and “Striker 240” is printed on the yellow and gray probe. “MSR” is printed on the shaft. The probes were sold at REI and other outdoor recreation stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from September 2014 through January 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled probes and call Cascade Designs for instructions on receiving a refund or free replacement probe. Recall Date: 05/03/2016
- Walmart Rival Electric Kettles Recall: Walmart is recalling its Rival brand electric water kettles with model numbers WK8283CU and WK8283CUY. The heating element can fail and rupture, posing burn and shock hazards to the user. The model numbers are printed on a product label on the underside of the water kettle. The white plastic water kettles were sold with a warming base and a pitcher. A window on the side pitcher has markings that measure the water levels. “Rival” is printed beneath the window. The kettles were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide and online at Walmart.com from March 2011 through October 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled kettle and return it to any Walmart store for a full refund. Recall Date: 05/03/2016
- Market District Sunflower Seeds Recall: Glen Eagle’s Market District sunflower seeds have been recalled due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The affected product was sold in the bulk foods sections of the Carmel Market District with a PLU of 65167. It was available for purchase both loose within the bulk bin between February 15, 2016 and May 3, 2016, and in pre-packaged containers with sell by dates of August 1, 2016 through August 19, 2016. 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. Customers who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it or return it to their local Market District store for a refund. Recall Date: 05/04/2016. TreeHouse Foods, Inc. also announced the voluntary recall of products that may be impacted by sunflower seeds contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L.mono). The product was distributed nationwide through retail stores. No illnesses have been reported to date. However, TreeHouse is initiating the voluntary recall in an abundance of caution to protect public health. The products being recalled are listed here. Consumers can find UPC codes and Best By/Date Codes on each package. Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged to dispose of or return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 05/03/2016
- Blue Bell Rocky Road Ice Cream Recall: Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling select lots of Rocky Road pints produced in its Brenham, Texas, plant because they may be mispackaged and actually contain Cookies ‘n Cream Ice Cream. That ice cream contains the undeclared allergens soy and wheat, which may present a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction risk to people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy or wheat. The pints can be identified as a Rocky Road pint with a Cookies ‘n Cream lid, and contain Cookies ‘n Cream Ice Cream. They can also be identified by the following code located on the bottom of the pint: 022918576. The ice cream pints were distributed in Texas and Louisiana through retail outlets, including food service accounts, convenience stores and supermarkets. Consumers who have purchased these items can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 05/03/2016
- Stop and Shop Granola Bars Recall: Stop and Shop grocery stores have issued a voluntary recall of granola bars potentially impacted by a recent listeria outbreak. The company says the recall is being performed out of an abundance of caution. The recall impacts Own Brands Sweet & Salty ALMOND Chewy Granola Bars. Though the chain is pulling all of the bars from shelves, only those with a Best By Date of December 07 2016 are impacted. The products recalled were supplied by TreeHouse Private Brands and were created on the same production lines as sunflower seeds that could have potentially be contaminated with listeria. Stop and Shop says customers may return the items to any store for a full refund. Recall Date: 05/05/2016
- Munchkin Pacifiers and Clips Recall: This recall involves Munchkin’s Latch lightweight pacifiers and clips sold as a set. The clip cover can detach from the pacifier’s clip, posing a choking hazard for young children. The pacifiers were sold in five styles: designer, rattle and heartbeat clips with 0m+ natural shape pacifiers, and designer and rattle clips with 6m+ orthodontic pacifiers. The designer pacifiers and clips 0m+ and 6m+ are in three color patterns: blue and white strips, orange and with white polka dots and pink with white polka dots. The rattle pacifiers and clips 0m+ and 6m+ are green with beads in the pacifier cover to make a rattle sound and have a polka dot strap. The heartbeat pacifiers and clips have a red, heart-shaped pacifier cover and red and white polka dots on the strap. The recalled products were sold at Babies R Us, Target, Wal-Mart and other mass merchandisers, juvenile product, baby boutique and discount stores nationwide and online at amazon.com, munchkin.com and other website from March 2014 through March 2016. Consumers should immediately take the clip away from young children and contact Munchkin for a free replacement Lightweight Pacifier pack with two pacifiers or a full refund. Recall Date: 05/05/2016
- BRP Off-Road Vehicles Recall: BRP U.S. is recalling its model year 2013 Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicles equipped with Dynamic Power Steering (DPS). The steering coupling can strip on the rack and pinion assembly and result in a loss of steering control and crash hazard. The vehicles came in various colors. The model name and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is on a label under the glove box. To find a list of VINs for recalled vehicles, go to www.can-am.brp.com and click on “Owner Center” and then “Recall Information.” Recalled models include: COMMANDER DPS 1000EFI; COMMANDER DPS 800REFI; COMMANDER LTD 1000EFI; COMMANDER X 1000EFI; COMMANDER XT 1000EFI and COMMANDER XT XT 800REFI. The vehicles were sold at Can-Am dealers nationwide from April 2012 through April 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact BRP Can-Am side-by-side dealer to schedule an appointment for a vehicle inspection and free repair. The free repair will be available on June 30, 2016. In the meantime, consumers who must use their vehicles can contact BRP Can-Am side-by-side dealer and make an appointment to have their vehicles verified. This free verification is a temporary action to allow limited use of the vehicles until the availability of the free repair. BRP is notifying registered consumers directly about this recall. Recall Date: 05/05/2016