This week saw a recall on beef frank products, recalls on tri-ton, recalls on frozen meat and poultry products, recalls on Meyer Lemon Mini Miracle Tarts, recalls on basil seeds, recalls on allergy medicine, battery-operated ride-on toys, recalls on salt rock lamps, recalls on spinner toys, recalls on wicker furniture, recalls on wall sconces, recalls on office chairs, recalls on ready-to-eat sausage products, recalls on digital clamp meters, recalls on sun-dried tomato pesto, recalls on herbal coffee, recalls on frozen waffle and turkey sausages, and recalls on cordless electric lawn mowers.
Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of May 22, 2017:
- Food Products Produced and Distributed from Airway Heights Corrections Center: Based on recent events involving the water supply in Airway Heights, Wash., and out of an abundance of caution, the Washington Department of Corrections has issued a voluntary recall of the food manufactured by the Airway Heights Corrections Center’s Correctional Industries’ food production facility. The Department has ceased distributing potentially affected food products produced and distributed from Airway Heights Corrections Center to other correctional facilities and external customers. The Department has removed foods from the meal plan which were produced at Airway Heights Corrections Center, including brownies, breakfast bars and other Airway Heights’ produced baked goods. Alternative menus have been developed to avoid any of the Airway Heights’ produced goods at this time. This voluntary recall of food items produced at the Airway Heights Corrections Center is based on a finding of elevated levels of fluorinated organic chemicals (PFOS and PFOA) in the City of Airway Heights drinking water supply. The City of Airway Heights advised its water customers to not drink city water or use city water for cooking. This advisory will be in effect until further notice. A complete list of affects food items can be found here. Recall Date: 5/18/2017
- Beef Frank Products: John Morrell and Co. is recalling approximately 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The beef franks items were produced on January 26, 2017. Products subject to recall include 14-ounce sealed film packages containing “Nathan’s SKINLESS 8 BEEF FRANKS,” with a Use By date of Aug. 19, 2017; and 16-ounce sealed film packages containing “Curtis BEEF MASTER Beef Franks,” with a Use By date of June 15, 2017. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 296” on the side of the package. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide. 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: 5/19/2017
- Tri-Ton: Dynamic Technical Formulations LLC. is voluntarily recalling all lots of Tri-Ton. This product was sold in 90 count bottles as a dietary supplement and includes all lot number and expiration dates of the product. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lab analysis of Tri-Ton was found to contain andarine and ostarine which are selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) that are considered unapproved drugs and anabolic steroid-like substances. Use or consumption of products containing SARMs and anabolic steroid-like substances may cause acute liver injury, which is known to be a possible harmful effect of using steroid-containing products. In addition, abuse of anabolic steroids may cause other serious long-term adverse health consequences in men, women, and children. These include shrinkage of the testes and male infertility, masculinization of women, breast enlargement in males, short stature in children, a higher predilection to misuse other drugs and alcohol, adverse effects on blood lipid levels, and increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. This product was sold in 90 count bottles through retailers nationwide. Shipment of this product was from June 2016 to March 2017. Consumers should stop using the product immediately and throw it away in accordance with your state and local ordinances for disposal of drug products or return the unused portion of product for a refund. Dynamic Technical Formulations has not received any reports of illnesses to date. Recall Date: 5/19/2017
- Frozen Meat and Poultry Products: Correctional Industries Airway Heights Food Operations is recalling approximately 319,000 pounds of frozen meat and poultry products due to water contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products were produced using water that contained chemical levels above what is considered safe to drink. The meat and poultry items were produced and packed on various dates from April 1, 2017 through May 15, 2017. A full list of recalled products can be found here. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 40238” or “EST. P-40238” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutions in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The problem was discovered on May 16, 2017 when the city of Airway Heights notified the establishment that the May 8, 2017 water sampling of several wells, which supply the municipal water system, demonstrated chemical contamination. The city of Airway Heights issued an advisory health alert to not drink or use the water for cooking purposes because the water contained elevated levels of fluorinated organic chemicals, Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), above the Environmental Protection Agency Lifetime Health Advisory (HA) levels. 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: 5/20/2017
- Meyer Lemon Mini Miracle Tart Party Pack of 6: Hail Merry LLC, a plant-based snack food company, voluntarily recalls its Meyer Lemon Mini Miracle Tart Party Pack of 6 from the market due to a labeling error. The products contain cashews as listed on the “Ingredients” label, however the “Contains” allergen warning statement does not specifically identify “cashews.” People who have an allergy to cashews run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they do not read both the “Ingredients” and the “Contains” statements and then consume the products. The recalled Meyer Lemon Mini Miracle Tart Party Packs of 6 have been distributed nationwide in retail stores. The recall was immediately initiated by Hail Merry after receiving a consumer complaint and identifying the labeling error. Hail Merry Meyer Lemon Mini Miracle Tart Party Pack of 6 can be identified by a bright yellow sleeve reading “Meyer Lemon Mini Miracle Tarts®” and wrapped around a black tray containing 6 miniature lemon tarts. Net weight is listed as 4.65oz on the front of the sleeve, and the UPC code 816247010876 on the back. Consumers who have purchased Hail Merry Meyer Lemon Mini Miracle Tart Party Pack of 6 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 5/22/2017
- A. Lucky Brand Basil Seed: L.A. Lucky Import & Export Inc. announced it is voluntarily recalling L.A. Lucky Brand Basil Seeds 2.1 oz due to presence of Salmonella in the packet. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. L.A. Lucky Basil Seeds 2.1 oz were distributed nationwide in retail stores October 1, 2015 to May 15, 2017. The product comes in a 2.1 ounce, clear plastic package marked with UPC # 820678201697. There are no other codes on the product. Customers who purchased these recalled products should dispose of the product. To receive a full refund or replacement product of their choice customers may email or call the company. Recall Date: 5/23/2017
- Al-Er-G Capsules: MusclMasster, LLC is recalling all bottles of Al-Er-G Capsules because they contain the presence of Ephedra Herb, an FDA banned ingredient. Dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids pose a risk of serious adverse events, including heart attack, stroke, and death, and that these risks are unreasonable in light of any benefits that may result from the use of these products under their labeled conditions of use. This product was distributed from Colorado, through the company’s wellness center and retail store and does not contain UPC codes or expiration dates. The companies lot number is 314. Also one bottle each was shipped to WY, SC, and WA between 2016 and 2017. This item is packed in a white bottle with a white cap. Each bottle contains 60 or 150 capsules, each capsule is 180 mg of ephedra herb in a 650 mg capsule. Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to return them to New Genesis Health, 4565 Kipling Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 for a full refund. Recall Date: 5/23/2017
- Battery Operated Ride-On Toys: Dynacraft BSC Inc. is recalling Surge and Tonka battery operated ride-on toys because the acceleration pedal on the ride-on toys can stick, posing fall and crash hazards. This recall involves three models of 12V battery-operated ride-on toys, including Surge 12V Camo 4X4, Surge 12V XL Quad and Tonka 12V Mighty Dump trucks. The recalled ride-on toys have model numbers and date codes listed in the table below. The model number, batch number, serial number and the date code, formatted as “MMDDYYYY,” are printed on a label on the bottom of the ride-on toy. A complete list of recalled toys can be found here. The Surge 12V Camo 4X4 was sold at Walmart nationwide between June 2016 and March 2017. The Surge 12V XL Quad sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors stores nationwide from September 2016 through March 2017. The Tonka 12V Might Dump Truck was sold at Toys R Us stores nationwide and online at ToysRUs.com from July 2016 through November 2016. Consumers should immediately take the recalled ride-on toys away from children and contact Dynacraft to receive a free replacement foot pedal with installation instructions. Consumers in need of assistance with the repair, can bring the ride-on toy to an authorized service center for a free repair. Recall Date: 5/23/2017
- Salt Rock Lamps: Sportex US is recalling its Lumiere Salt Rock Lamps because the dimmer switch and/or outlet plug can overheat and ignite, posing shock and fire hazards. This recall involves Lumière brand Rock Salt Lamps in three styles: Basket of Rocks, Carnival of Lights and Rock of Gibraltar. The lamps are pink in color and are mounted on a wooden base or in a black metal basket. The lamps were sold in black cardboard boxes with a photo of the lamp on the front of the box and the UPC bar code number on the bottom of the box. Lamps subject to recall include Rock of Gibraltar Lamp, UPC 00886946056253; Carnival of Lights, UPC 00886946058325; and Basket of Rocks, UPC 00886946056277. Recalled lamps were sold at At Home, Christmas tree shops, Michaels and other stores nationwide from July 2016 through December 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps and return them to the store where purchased to receive a full refund or a replacement kit. Recall Date: 5/23/2017
- Light-Up Spinner Toys: Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is recalling Easter and July 4th-themed Light-Up Spinner Toys because the battery cover can detach and expose the small coin cell batteries, posing choking and ingestion hazards to young children. This recall involves children’s battery-powered, light-up spinner toys sold in two themes: Easter and July 4th. The Easter-themed toys were sold in blue with a pink bunny on the dome and yellow with a yellow and orange chicken on the dome. The July 4th spinners are red with white stars painted on the blue dome. “Hobby Lobby” and item number 9130033 or 9130082 is printed on the spinner handle. The spinners are powered by three LR44 coin cell batteries. Recalled toys were sold at Hobby Lobby and Mardel stores nationwide from February 2017 to April 2017. Consumers should immediately take the recalled spinners away from children and return them to the nearest Hobby Lobby or Mardel store. Consumers with a receipt will receive a full refund and consumers without a receipt will receive a store credit. Recall Date: 5/23/2017
- Temani Wicker Furniture: Pier 1 Imports is recalling temani ivory wicker chair, settee and ottoman furniture because the paint used on the wicker furniture can contain excessive levels of lead, which is a violation of the federal lead paint standard. This recall involves the Pier 1 Imports Temani collection, which includes a chair, settee and ottoman. They are ivory colored, made of rattan wicker, and were sold without a cushion. The chair measures 29 inches wide, 29.5 inches deep and 35.5 inches high, the settee measures 51.5 inches wide, 29.5 inches deep and 35.5 inches high, and the ottoman measures 27 inches wide, 18 inches deep and 16 inches high. The furniture has a Pier 1 Imports logo on the underside of each chair, settee and ottoman. The recall involves only the ivory-colored Temani collection. Recalled furniture was sold exclusively at Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide and online at www.Pier1.com from March 2014 to April 2017. Consumers should stop using the recalled furniture immediately and return it to any Pier 1 Imports store for a full refund or a merchandise credit. Recall Date: 5/23/2017
- Williams-Sonoma Rejuvenation Wall Sconces: Rejuvenation Inc., a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., is recalling Articulating wall sconces because the joint of the articulating arm can pinch or cut the electrical wire causing it to fray, posing a shock hazard. This recall involves Rejuvenation Cypress and Imbrie model articulated wall sconces. The wall sconces have articulating jointed arms and adjustable shades in various colors and finishes. They were sold in plug-in (also called pin-up) and hardwired versions. The sconce arms measure about 16 inches long. Each sconce has a label located inside the canopy of the sconce that contains the SKU number, configuration ID, manufacturing date and production order number. The following SKU numbers are included in the recall and are printed on the production label: A1327, A1328, A1329, A1330, A1331, A1332, A9591, A9592, A9593, A9594, A9595, A9596, A3621, A3622, A3625, A3626, A3623, A3624. Recalled products were sold exclusively at Rejuvenation stores nationwide from September 2016 through March 2017. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sconces and contact Rejuvenation for instructions to receive a free repair or replacement sconce, including shipping and charges for inspecting, removing and replacing the lamps by using a licensed electrician. Rejuvenation is contacting consumers who purchased the recalled sconces directly. Recall Date: 5/24/2017
- Leggett & Platt Office Chairs: Leggett & Platt Office Components LLC is recalling its office chairs because the seat slider bolts and push nuts can disconnect and fall from the chair, which could cause the seat to detach from the chair, posing a fall hazard to consumers. This recall involves office chairs with a Leggett & Platt Office Components LP01 synchro slider mechanism. The slider mechanism allows the user to adjust the seat depth. The sliders were sold on five brands of office chairs: Hon, Hugg, JSI, Sitmatic and Via Seating. A full list of recalled office chairs can be found here. Recalled office chairs were sold at Costco, OfficeMax, Office Depot, Staples and other furniture stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Costco.com, OfficeDepot.com, Staples.com, Walmart.com and other online stores from July 2015 through February 2017. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and inspect the seat for looseness or a wobble and contact the firm for a free repair. Recall Date: 5/24/2017
- Ready-to-Eat Sausage Products: Armour Eckrich Meats, LLC is recalling approximately 90,978 pounds of ready-to-eat sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The food service fully-cooked pork, turkey and beef breakfast sausage items were produced and packaged from April 26 through April 28, 2017. Products subject to recall include 8,769 cases of 16.6 oz. vacuumed packages containing “ECKRICH SMOK-Y CHEDDAR BREAKFAST SAUSAGE, NATURALLY HARDWOOD SMOKED” on the label, case code/ UPC number “27815 17984,” and a Use By date of “08/17/17.” The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 3JC” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distribution centers in Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. The problem was discovered on May 15, 2017 when Armour Eckrich Meats, Inc. was notified by another FSIS-regulated establishment that pieces of metal were embedded in a fully cooked sausage product produced by Armour Eckrich Meats, Inc. 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: 5/24/2017
- Digital Clamp Meters: FLIR Commercial Systems Inc., owner of Extech, is recalling its digital clamp meters because they can fail to give an accurate voltage reading, resulting in the operator falsely believing the electrical power is low or off, posing an electrocution hazard. This recall involves Extech digital clamp meters with model numbers EX650, EX655, MA160, MA61, and MA63. These models are all AC/DC clamp meters, which are electrical testing devices that measure AC/DC voltage, resistance, capacitance, frequency, temperature, continuity, and diode. Serial numbers in the following format are included in the recall: R15XXXXXXX to R17XXXXXXX. Only serial numbers in this range are included in the recall. The “EXTECH” logo and the model number are printed on the front of the unit and the serial number on the back. The digital clamp meters are green and orange. Recalled meters were sold at Grainger, Platt Electric Supply stores and industrial and electrical distributors and wholesalers nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from January 2016 through April 2017. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled digital clamp meters and contact Extech for a free replacement meter. Recall Date: 5/25/2017
- Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto: California Sun Dry Foods today issued a voluntary recall of California Sun Dry Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto because of a potentially incorrect back label on some jars. This mislabeling incident resulted in undeclared allergens (Almonds and Milk). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts and milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The front of the jar is correctly labeled California Sun Dry Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto, 8.5 oz. However, the back of some jars may be incorrectly labeled California Sun Dry Sun-Dried Tomato Garlic, UPC# 7-38203-10911-3. One Code Date is affected: PTP0567A USE BY 25FEB2019printed on the cap. The recall was immediately initiated after a California Sun Dry Foods employee discovered a mislabeled jar at the store while building a display case. The product involved was distributed through retail stores nationwide. Consumers can return the product to their place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 5/25/2017
- Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee: Caverflo.com is voluntarily recalling all lots of Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee, 25 grams to the consumer level. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed the presence of Sildenafil and Tadalafil which are the active ingredients in two FDA-approved prescription drugs used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). Caverflo.com has received a report of an individual death after use of the coffee. Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee may also contain undeclared milk. These undeclared ingredients may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee is used as a male enhancement and is packaged in 25 gram black foil packs, UPC 9555671709994. Caverflo.com distributed this product from August 2016 through February 2017. Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee is consumed as an instant coffee. Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee was distributed nationwide to consumers via internet at Caverflo.com. Caverflo.com is notifying its customers by email. Consumers that have Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee which is being recalled should stop using/discard/ and contact their doctor. Recall Date: 5/25/2017
- Frozen Waffle and Turkey Sausage Products: Golden Gourmet is recalling approximately 5,248 pounds of frozen entree products that may be adulterated withListeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The frozen waffles with turkey sausage patty items were produced and packaged on December 21, 2016, December 28, 2016, December 29, 2016 and December 30, 2016. Products subject to recall include 5,248 pounds of 7.1-ounce trays with clear film in cardboard box packages containing “Waffles, Turkey Sausage Patty with Sliced Apple Seasoned w/Brown Sugar and Cinnamon” on the label, lot codes of “2016355,” “2016363,” “2016364” and “2016362,” and Use By dates of 06/21/18, 06/28/18, 06/29/18 and 06/30/18. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-51269” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutions in Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee. 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: 5/25/2017
- Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers: Hongkong Sun Rise Trading Ltd. is recalling its cordless electric lawn mowers because the circuit board in the lawn mower can short circuit and catch fire, posing a fire hazard to users. This recall involves Kobalt and Greenworks brands of cordless electric walk-behind lawn mowers. The recalled lawn mowers have four wheels (two smaller ones in the front and two larger ones in the back), a 40-volt max lithium ion battery and a deck width of 20 inches. Both models have a large label on the rear bag door area with a serial number, model number and date code. The Kobalt brand mowers also have an item number on the label. “Kobalt” or “Greenworks” is printed on the side of the bag. Models subject to recall include Kobalt, 40-volt max cordless dual-blade push lawn mowers, blue and black, model # KM2040X-06, item # 506586, date code 04/14/14 to 05/14/15; and Greenworks G-MAX, 40-volt twin force cordless electric push lawn mower, green and black, model # 25302, date codes 04/10/14 to 07/17/15. Recalled lawn mowers were sold at Lowe’s and other retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Lowes.com and other websites from May 2014 through July 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn mowers, remove the battery and contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free repair. Recall Date: 5/26/2017