This week saw a recall on baby carriers, recalls on walnuts, recalls on angle grinders, recalls on free weight benches, recalls on infant sleepers, recalls on off-highway vehicles, recalls on pacifiers, recalls on infant rattles, recalls on sunflower kernel products, recalls on Korean barbeque sauce, recalls on Kubota utility vehicles, recalls on corn, recalls on meat and poultry products, recalls on dietary supplements, and recalls on cranberry nut and seed mix. Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of May 09, 2016:
- Twin Go Baby Carriers Recall: The Twin Go Original Carrier is an infant carrier designed to carry one or two babies against the caregiver’s body at the waist. It is intended for babies that are from 10 to 45 pounds. The waist buckle can break, posing a fall hazard to children in the carrier. “Twin Go” is printed on a label located on the front of the carrier and an 11-digit batch number is printed on a label sewn to the waistband. Batch numbers included in this recall: 23014024003, 01515026003, and 21615019001. They were sold in fabric that is black on the outside and blue or orange on the inside. The products were sold at boutique stores nationwide and online at amazon.com and TwinGoCarrier.com from December 2014 through May 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the infant carrier and contact TwinGo for a free repair kit. A free replacement buckle will be provided with instructions. Recall Date: 05/11/2016
- United Natural Trading Walnuts Recall: United Natural Trading LLC, d/b/a Woodstock Farms Manufacturing, Edison, NJ, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of lots of conventional walnuts and walnut-containing products that were purchased from Gibson Farms and sold under the Nature’s Promise, Woodstock, Market Basket, and Woodfield Farms brands due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. 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 symptoms. The lot numbers are printed on the back of each retail bag. The walnut and walnut-containing products were shipped to retailers and distributors in limited quantities throughout the United States. Only the specific lot numbers and sell dates identified here are included in this recall. Consumers who have any remaining product with these lot numbers should not consume it, but rather should discard it. Consumers should retain their store receipts, packaging reflecting lot numbers or any other proof of purchase they may have. Recall Date: 05/10/2016
- Bosch Angle Grinders Recall: This recall involves Bosch 1380 Slim small, 4.5-inch angle grinders with date codes 502 through 511. The grinder can overheat while in use, causing the brush covers to melt and expose the end of the brush holder, posing a risk of burns to the consumer. The model number and date codes are located on the name plate affixed to the underside of the grinder. The grinders are blue and silver with a black label and black and red control buttons. “BOSCH” is printed in red on the side of the product. The grinders were sold at Lowe’s, Menards, Home Depot, and other home improvement, hardware stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com and Menards.com from March 2015 through November 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grinders and contact the firm to obtain a free repair. Recall Date: 05/11/2016
- Cybex Decline Free Weight Benches Recall: Olympic Decline free weight bench with model numbers 16060, 16061, 16062 and 16063. The frame on the bench can collapse forward onto the user, posing an impact injury hazard. The bench consists of a steel frame with an upholstered pad on which the user rests his/her back, and a rack on which the user can engage a 7-foot bar with its weight plates when the user completes the exercise routine. On all of these models the upholstered pad is configured at a 15 degree angle so that, in use, the user’s back and shoulders are lower than the user’s thighs and knees. A decal bearing the unit’s model and serial number is affixed to the tube near where the user’s feet are placed when using the unit. The recalled benches have serial numbers C1208 through K0915, which represent manufacture dates of December 2008 through September 2015. “Cybex” is printed on the benches. The products were sold by Cybex direct sales force or its distributors directly to gyms nationwide from December 2008 through September 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled benches and contact Cybex to arrange to return the weight bench and for a free replacement unit. Cybex is directly contacting owners of the recalled benches. Recall Date: 05/10/2016
- Bednest Bedside Infant Sleepers Recall: This recall involves Bednest bedside infant sleepers manufactured after July 2014. The date of manufacture is stamped underneath the base of the bedside sleepers. The bedside sleepers fail to meet mandatory federal requirements for these products, posing a fall hazard to babies. The Bednest has beech wood ends with white fabric sides over metal frames on a beech wood height-adjustable stand. The bedside sleeper measures about 34 inches long by 18.5 inches wide. There are sewn-in Bednest labels on the fabric side panel and on the upper surface of the mattress. The sleepers were sold online at bednest.com from March 2010 through December 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bedside sleeper while the sides are in the fully open position. Bednest is providing a free repair kit that will permanently lock the side rail into place. The firm is contacting all known consumers directly. It is estimated that the repair kits will be sent out by June 15, 2016. Recall Date: 05/10/2016
- Honda Off-Highway Vehicles Recall: American Honda is recalling model year 2016 Honda Pioneer 1000 side-by-side recreational off-highway vehicles. The front door can open unexpectedly while the vehicle is in use, posing a risk of injury to occupants. The ROVs are motorized off-road vehicles with a steering wheel, a gas pedal, a brake pedal, bucket or bench seats, seat belts and an occupant protection structure. The recalled ROVs were sold in three-seat and five-seat models in red, silver or camouflage color. “HONDA” is printed on the front grill and rear tail gate. “Pioneer 1000” is printed on the sides of the vehicle near the tailgate. The model and serial numbers are on a certification label located at the top rear of the left front wheel well. The model/types and serial number ranges included in this recall may be found here. The vehicles were sold at authorized Honda Powersports dealers nationwide from February 2016 through April 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact their local authorized Honda dealer to schedule an appointment to have the original front door striker plates removed and replaced free of charge. Recall Date: 05/10/2016
- Publix Cranberry Nut and Seed Mix Recall: Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for cranberry nut and seed mix because it may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. Publix received notification of the potential contamination from the walnut supplier, Woodstock Farms, after routine testing was completed. The 7.05 ounce plastic containers of prepackaged cranberry nut and seed mix were sold at Publix retail produce departments in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina with a UPC of 41415-34986 and with use by dates August 7, 2016 through August 30, 2016. Consumption of products containing Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Consumers who have purchased the products in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund. Recall Date: 05/10/2016
- Whole Foods Market Korean BBQ Sauce Recall: Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling one batch of Whole Foods Market Korean BBQ Sauce because the product contains Peanut Coconut Sauce and therefore includes peanut and treenut (coconut) allergens that were not declared on product packaging. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts and or tree nuts (coconut) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. All recalled product has been removed from store shelves. The product was packaged in 12-ounce glass bottles with UPC code 9948244812 and a best-by date of October 19, 2017 and was available nationally at Whole Foods Market stores. Customers who purchased this product and wish to return it can bring the product or a valid receipt into stores for a full refund. Recall Date: 05/11/2016
- Vending Nut Company Sunflower Kernel Products Recall: Vending Nut Company is voluntarily recalling a limited number of sunflower kernel products that have 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.The products were packaged and sold at Vending Nut Company’s Ft. Worth, TX facility between the dates of February 24, 2016 and March 9, 2016. Recalled retail items were sold in clear printed plastic packages and are marked with pack dates located on the front packages. The recalled product is: Roasted and Salted Sunflower 16oz. and with Lot# 8B6M02 and with a UPC of 98301-00006. Consumers are urged not to consume these products. Consumers who purchased these products may bring them back to our store for a refund or simply discard them. Recall Date: 05/11/2016
- Hobby Lobby Infant Pacifier Holders Recall: This recall involves Little Wishes Summer Plush Pacifier Holder, including the Blue Whale, item number 5202601, and the Pink Octopus, item number 5725213. The fin of the whale and the head of the octopus can detach from the pacifier holder, posing a choking hazard. The pacifier holders are made of a plush fabric, stuffed with fiber, measure approximately 4.5 inches by 2 inches and have a 10-inch ribbon attached to the body. The item number is printed on the top left corner of the product hang tag. “Hobby Lobby 9123069” is printed on the front and back of the sewn-in label. The products were sold exclusively at Hobby Lobby stores nationwide from January 2016 through April 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pacifier holders and return them to the nearest Hobby Lobby store for a full refund or store credit. Recall Date: 05/12/2016
- Hobby Lobby Infant Rattles Recall: This recall involves Little Wishes Chenille Stuffed Rattles, including the Pink & Green Fish rattles, item number 5141577, and the Blue & Yellow Fish rattles, item number 5127642. The rattle seams can separate, exposing the fiber stuffing and bell rattle, posing a choking hazard. The rattles are made of a soft chenille fabric with a fiber stuffing. They are 8.5 inches by 7 inches and have a hole cut out in the middle. The item number is printed on the top left corner of the product hang tag. Rattles have a sewn-in label with “Reg. No. PA-15130(CN)” and “Hobby Lobby 9123069” printed on the front of the label. The rattles were sold exclusively at Hobby Lobby stores nationwide from January 2016 through April 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rattles and return them to the nearest Hobby Lobby store for a full refund or store credit. Recall Date: 05/12/2016
- Kubota Utility Vehicle Recall: Kubota Tractor Corporation is recalling model year 2013, 2014, and 2015 Kubota RTV500 series gas-powered utility vehicles. The steering shaft can break and cause the operator to lose control of the vehicle, posing an injury hazard due to risk of collision. Recalled utility vehicles come in orange and camouflage and have serial numbers ranging from 10001 to 22042 for the RTV400 and 25083 to 40991 for the RTV500. The model is on the side of the unit and on the data plate on the back of the cab between the cab and the bed. The serial number is also on the data plate. The products were sold at authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from 2010 to 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact an authorized Kubota dealer for a free inspection and free repair. Recall Date: 05/12/2016
- Piggly Wiggly Yellow Cut Corn Recall: McCall Farms is notifying consumers that it is recalling Piggly Wiggly brand frozen Yellow Cut Corn due to the potential risk that it may contain Listeria monocytogenes. McCall Farms was notified by its supplier, CRF Frozen Foods, of this potential contamination. No other McCall Farms products have been affected by this recall. Listeria monocytongenesis is an organism which can cause mild to severe illness and sometimes be fatal to persons who consume contaminated food. People at greatest risk are newborn infants, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. This recall applies to Piggly Wiggly brand frozen yellow cut corn in a 2 pound bag with UPC number of 4129075181 and a Lot Code of CORN0J14FXA. Recall Date: 05/12/2016
- Ajinomoto Windsor Meat and Poultry Products Recall: Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc., with establishments in Fort Worth, Texas; Los Angeles, Calif.; Carthage, Mo.; and Portland, Ore., is recalling approximately 47,112,256 pounds of not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. The problem was discovered when Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. was notified by CRF Frozen Foods that its frozen vegetables used in Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. products were involved in a recall. CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington voluntarily recalled frozen fruit and vegetable items due to an illness outbreak of listeriosis. The heat-treated, not fully cooked, not shelf stable meat and poultry items were produced on various dates between May 1, 2014 and May 1, 2016. The full list of these recalled products may be found here. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 21225,” “EST. 9281,” “EST. 1623A” or “EST. 18356” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped nationwide and to Canada and Mexico. 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: 05/11/2016
- SOS Telecom Dietary Supplements Recall: SOS Telecom, Inc. of Bayside, NY is voluntarily recalling all lots of the following dietary supplements because these products were test by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and found to contain Sildenafil, and analogs of Sildenafil. Sildenafil is a PDE-5 Inhibitor which is the active ingredient in an FDA-approved drug for erectile dysfunction (ED), making this tainted dietary supplement and unapproved drug. Sildenafil is not listed on the product labels.
- Tiger-X (Lot No: 9236999; Best use by: 12/16/2016): 1 capsules per pack / 24 single packs per box.
- Ninja-X (Lot: 7920888; Best Use by: 6/31/2018) 1 capsules per pack / 24 single packs per box.
- Ginseng Power-X (Lot: 7788965; Best use by: 10/15/2018) 1 capsules per pack / 24 single packs per box.
- Super Samurai-X (Lot No: 7920499; Best use by: 10/15/2016) 1 capsules per pack / 24 single packs per box.
This undeclared active ingredient poses a threat to consumers because Sildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. Additionally, the product may cause side effects, such as headaches and flushing. These products were marketed as dietary supplements for male sexual enhancement. The products were sold through numerous retailers, including convenience stores and gas stations. SOS Telecom, Inc. is notifying its customers by issuing a press release and by direct notification via email. Consumers and retailers that have any of these above mentioned products should stop using and/or distributing this product immediately and arrange the return of the products. Recall Date: 05/10/2016