This week saw a recall on ice cream, recalls on smoked fish products, recalls on vending machine products, recalls on microwavable chicken patties, recalls on sambar powder, recalls on Side Head Regulator TT tablets, recalls on luminaires, recalls on beef snack sticks, recalls on egg rolls, recalls on Skinny Bee Diet products, recalls on leaf and lawn vacuums, recalls on furnaces, recalls on gelato, recalls on beef jerky products, recalls on ceiling fixtures, and recalls on smoke/carbon monoxide alarms.
Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of November 7, 2016:
- McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream: McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams is undertaking a voluntary recall of selected, 16 oz. (pint size) packages of ice cream produced by a contract manufacturer because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The seven affected flavors, available only in pints, accounts for approximately 15% of the pint-packaged ice cream products carrying the McConnell’s brand label. All of the recalled products were manufactured and packaged in a facility owned by a contract manufacturer, Dr. Bob’s of Upland, LLC. No other products were affected. Ice cream produced at McConnell’s Santa Barbara facility are not included in the recall. No illnesses have been reported. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found samples positive for Listeria monocytogenes in the contract manufacturer’s facility and in finished product of another company’s brand, leading the contract manufacturer to recall all ice cream products it produced for McConnell’s and other ice cream companies this year. Because this recall affects only McConnell’s products manufactured by the contract manufacturer facility, it is important that consumers carefully check the flavor/code date combinations to be certain the correct products are removed. A full list of recalled products can be found here. The recalled ice cream was distributed in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MS, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA and WI to retail stores. The product comes in a 16-ounce (pint size) paper package marked with “Best By” lot numbers and printed in black on the bottom of the carton. Consumers who have purchased any of the seven 16-ounce (pint size) packages of McConnell’s ice cream should not eat these products and are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 11/04/2016
- Smoked Fish Products: OLMA-XXI, Inc. is recalling Premium Norwegian Salmon Smoked, Sliced 8 oz (227g), Best by 02/23/2017 and Salmon, Turbot, Butterfish, Smoked, Sliced 8 oz (227g), Best by 10/20/2016, because it has 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. Affected products include: Premium Norwegian Salmon Smoked, Sliced 8 oz (227g), UPC #856687004288, lot #606002 – best by 02/23/2017 and Salmon, Turbot, Butterfish Smoked, Sliced 8 oz (227g), UPC # 856687004448, lot #529910 – best by 10/20/2016. Both items are packaged in a plastic vacuum packed bag. The items were distributed by refrigerated trucks through retail stores and warehouses between December 2015 to October 2016 in NY, NJ, MD, PA, MA, CA VA, FL, CT, TX, IL, GA & WA. Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to return them to OLMA-XXI, Inc. for a full refund. Recall Date: 11/04/2016
- Crescent Vending Co. Products: Crescent Vending Company is recalling a variety of products because they may contain an undeclared specific type of allergen. A complete list of products, allergens and “Good Thru Dates” can be found here. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to a specific type of allergen run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume products that have these allergens in them. The product was distributed in Montgomery County Pennsylvania where the product was distributed through the companies’ owned and operated refrigerated vending machines. The products have a Crescent Vending label on them and are wrapped in plastic film. The products have a weight between 4 oz. and 8 oz. and have “Good thru” dates of 11/4/16 thru 11/10/16. Consumers who have purchased product are urged to return it to Crescent Vending Co. for a full refund. Recall Date: 11/05/2016
- Microwavable Chicken Patties: OSI Industries, LLC is recalling approximately 21,403 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The ready-to-eat chicken products were produced on Aug. 5, 2016. Products subject to recall include: 35-ounce/2-pound 3 ounce frozen plastic packages containing “ON-COR Chicken Patties Microwavable” with Best by Date 8/5/2017. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-5615” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin. 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: 11/06/2016
- MTR Sambar Powder: SHRI SHIVA Foods Inc. is recalling MTR Sambar Powder, Net Quantity: 200 g (LOT NO# 15J27C, MFD.27.10.15) 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 product was sold between January 2016 to October 2016 thru one NY and one OH via wholesaler. Product is packed in 200g plastic pouches under MTR Brand stamped with MFD.27.10.15 on the back. Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 11/07/2016
- Side Head Regulator TT Tablet: Ton Shen Health is recalling its Life Rising brand “Side Head Regulator TT” Tablets because they have tested positive for elevated levels of lead for children under the age of 18. Recent lab tests indicate certain lots of TT product have elevated levels of lead above the currently recognized acceptable levels for children. Lead poisoning can happen if a person is exposed to high levels of lead over short periods of time. Due to the test results affecting children and to the possibility of use by children, Ton Shen Health is recalling the TT product. The recalled Life Rising brand “Side Head Regulator TT” tablets were mostly sold locally in Chicago area retail stores and some were distributed to other states through mail orders. The product comes in a 1.6 ounce, white plastic package marked with lot # on the bottom. UPC: 616042101010. People with high blood levels of lead may show no symptoms, but the condition may cause damage to the nervous system and internal organs. Acute lead poisoning may cause a wide range of symptoms, including abdominal pain, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and bloody or decreased urinary output. Children are particularly vulnerable to lead poisoning. Lead poisoning can be diagnosed through clinical testing, and individuals who have consumed TT Side Head Regulator should talk to their health care providers about testing. This recall is precautionary in nature, but important for all users of this product to comply with and make sure any TT products in their possession are not consumed by children and returned for a refund or destroyed. Recall Date: 11/07/2016
- Commercial Luminaires: Lithonia Lighting, a division of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. is recalling its BLT series commercial luminaires because the plastic lens on the luminaire can detach and fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury from impact. This recall involves Lithonia Lighting BLT series luminaires intended for use in indoor, commercial applications, such as office buildings, schools and stores. The low-profile, recessed LED luminaire is a metal light fixture in a white finish with a rounded or square plastic lens. The fixtures measure about 1, 2 or 4 feet long and 1, 1.5 or 2 feet wide. Only non-sensor luminaires with a manufacture date from October 2015 through August 2016 are included in this recall. Lithonia Lighting, the model and date of manufacture can be found on a label attached to the fixture’s housing and on the product packaging. The date code on the fixture’s housing’s label is in a MM/DD/YY format. The date code on the packaging is in a YYYY/MM/DD format. Recalled products were sold at Lighting and electrical supply distributors nationwide and online at 1000Bulbs.com, Amazon.com, ATGStores.com, Build.com, HD.com, ShineRetrofits.com, and Wayfair.com from October 2015 through August 2016. Consumers should remove the lens and contact Lithonia Lighting to receive a free repair kit to secure the original lens. Consumers should prevent people from going into the immediate area under the fixtures until the lenses are removed or the luminaires are repaired. A video showing proper lens removal and installation of the repair kit is available at the firm’s website at www.lithonia.com/bltvideo. Recall Date: 11/08/2016
- Klement’s Snack Sticks: Klement’s Sausage Company, Inc. is recalling approximately 1,689 pounds of beef and pork products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The ready to eat beef and pork snack stick products were produced on May 13, 2016. Products subject to recall include 1-ounce plastic packages containing two pieces of “Klement’s Original Snack Sticks Naturally Hardwood Smoked No MSG Added Gluten Free” with a sell by date of 11/16/2017 and case code of 3262. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 2426B” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to vending distributors in Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The FSIS Eastern Laboratory found several additional pieces of foreign material ranging in size from 1 to 4.88 mm in other unopened packages. 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: 11/08/2016
- Egg Roll Product: Water Lilies Food Inc. is recalling approximately 1,710 pounds of egg roll product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The product contains shrimp, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. Additionally, this item was mislabeled as pork egg rolls, when in fact, shrimp egg rolls were packaged. The shrimp egg roll item was produced on July 12, 2016. Products subject to recall include: 15-ounce (425g) boxes containing five pieces of “World Menu Egg Rolls Pork” with a best by date of 7/12/2017, a packaging date of 7/12/2016 and a UPC code of 6-88267-06951-2. The product subject to recall bears establishment number “EST. M21465A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. This item was shipped to a distribution center in Westfield, Mass. 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: 11/08/2016
- Skinny Bee Diet: Love My Tru Body is voluntarily recalling all of Skinny Bee Diet 500 mg MFD: 03.07.2106 EXP: 03.06.2018 distributed March 23 – April 28, 2016 to the consumer level after FDA laboratory testing found Skinny Bee Diet to contain sibutramine, desmethylsibutramine, and/phenolphthalein. The product is used as a weight loss dietary supplement and is packaged in white silver bottle with red capsules. The affected Skinny Bee Diet product includes bottles MFD: 03.07.2016 EXP: 03.06.2018 Love My Tru Body distributed Skinny Bee Diet capsules nationwide March 23 – April 28, 2016 to consumers via the internet www.lovemytrubody.com. Love My Tru Body notified its customers by US Mail. Consumers who are currently in possession of recalled Skinny Bee Diet capsules should stop using the product and discard. Recall Date: 11/08/2016
- Leaf and Lawn Vacuums: Country Home Products, Inc. is recalling its leaf and lawn vacuums because the muffler can overheat and melt the air cleaner cover, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. This recall involves Premier, Pro and Pro-XL models of the tow-behind DR leaf and lawn vacuums manufactured by Country Home Products. Recalled units have a serial number between LLV34601 and LLV39980. The leaf and lawn vacuums are towed behind a riding lawnmower to collect leaves and are tan and black in color with a set of two wheels on each side. The DR logo with “Professional Power Done Right” and “leaf and lawn vacuum” are printed on the side of the vacuum. The serial number is located on the left side of the tow bar near the engine. A full list of recalled vacuums can be found here. Recalled vacuums were sold at Country Home Products catalog, website and authorized dealers nationwide, including Tractor Supply Company, from August 2014 through September 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled leaf and lawn vacuums and contact Country Home Products to receive a free repair kit that contains a replacement muffler and instructions for completing the repair. Consumers unable to install the repair kit should contact the firm for information on authorized dealers who can install the free repair. Country Home Products is contacting all purchasers directly. Recall Date: 11/08/2016
- Trane Furnaces: Trane U.S. Inc. is recalling its furnaces because the ground wire in the furnace’s junction box can become loose. If an electrical component then fails and short circuits, the unit poses a shock hazard. This recall involves Trane, American Standard, Ameristar brand or unbranded furnaces. The recalled furnaces include serial numbers beginning with 16304 through 16324. The model and serial numbers are printed on a white label on the left or right-hand side of the unit. A complete list of recalled furnaces can be found here. Recalled furnaces were sold at Trane, American Standard and Ameristar independent dealers nationwide from July 2016 through August 2016. Consumers should contact Trane to receive a free replacement junction box and free installation. The firm is contacting customers directly. Consumers should avoid contact with the furnaces until the junction box is replaced. Recall Date: 11/08/2016
- L.A. Creamery Ice Cream: ISB Food Group, LLC is recalling L.A. Creamery Honeycomb ice cream and L.A. Creamery Salted Caramel ice cream with expiration dates of March 18, 2017, because they were produced in a co-packing facility that has 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. L.A. Creamery Honeycomb and L.A. Creamery Salted Caramel with expiration dates of March 18, 2017, were distributed from March to October 2016 in California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Massachusetts. The product is in paper 14 oz. ice cream containers with the L.A. Creamery brand name, Salted Caramel flavor and Honeycomb flavors, specifically stamped on the bottom of the container with the expiration date of March 18, 2017. Consumers who have purchased L.A. Creamery Salted Caramel flavor or L.A. Creamery Honeycomb flavor with expiration dates of March 18, 2017 are urged to contact ISB Food Group for a full refund. Recall Date: 11/09/2016
- Nancy’s Gelato: ISB Food Group, LLC is recalling Nancy’s Fancy Butterscotch Budino Gelato and Nancy’s Fancy Peanut Butter with Crunchy Peanuts Gelato with expiration dates of March 18, 2017, because they were produced in a co-packing facility that has 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. Nancy’s Fancy Butterscotch Budino Gelato and Nancy’s Fancy Peanut Butter with Crunchy Peanuts Gelato with expiration dates of March 18, 2017, were distributed from March to October 2016 in California, Oregon and Texas. The product is in plastic pint-sized containers with the Nancy’s Fancy brand name, Butterscotch Budino flavor and Peanut Butter with Crunchy Peanuts flavor, specifically stamped on the bottom with the expiration date of March 18, 2017. Consumers who have purchased Nancy’s Fancy Butterscotch Budino flavor or Nancy’s Fancy Peanut Butter with Crunchy Peanuts flavor with expiration dates of March 18, 2017 are urged to contact ISB Food Group for a full refund. Recall Date: 11/09/2016
- Beef Jerky Products: This release is being reissued as an expansion of the Nov. 3, 2016 recall to include additional products and production dates. The original recall included 113 pounds of product. This expansion includes an additional 628 pounds of product. Details of this release were updated to reflect the change in poundage. Flavor Trade, LLC is recalling approximately 741 pounds of beef jerky products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and used the USDA mark of inspection without authorization, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The beef jerky items were produced on May 18, June 10, Aug. 30, Sept. 27, Sept. 28, Oct. 25 and Oct. 26, 2016. A complete list of recalled products can be found here. The products subject to recall may or may not incorrectly bear a USDA mark of inspection, which would include establishment number “EST. 48135”. These items were shipped to retail locations in Kansas and Missouri. 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: 11/09/2016
- Krystal Ice Ceiling Fixtures: The L.D. Kichler Co. is recalling its Krystal Ice ceiling fixtures because the 40-watt halogen bulbs sold with the ceiling fixtures burn too hot for the electrical supply wires in the ceiling, posing a fire hazard. The fixtures also pose a fire hazard in homes with older wiring, even if used with lower wattage bulbs. This recall involves four style numbers of Kichler Krystal Ice flush mount ceiling fixtures with square or cylindrical chrome or bronze-colored metal cage shades and clear crystal accents. They were sold with four 40-watt light bulbs. Style numbers include 38182, 38183, 38198, and 38199. The style numbers and “Kichler Home Center” are printed on the inside of the canopy. Recalled fixtures were sold at Lowe’s from April 2015 through June 2016 and lighting showrooms from January 2016 through August 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling fixtures and remove the 40-watt bulbs. Contact Kichler for free 25 watt bulbs and new warning labels. The new labels identify 25-watts as the maximum allowable wattage and the appropriate home wiring (90°C supply wire) for use with the fixture. Consumers with older homes built before 1985 without upgraded wiring can contact the firm for a full refund. Consumers who are uncertain if their home’s wiring has been upgraded can contact Kichler for more information about an inspection by a licensed electrician. Recall Date: 11/10/2016
- Kidde NightHawk Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms: Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc. is recalling its Kidde NightHawk combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms because the alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven year end of life if the batteries are replaced, leading consumers to believe it is still working. This poses a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire or CO incident in their home. This recall involves Kidde NightHawk talking combo smoke/CO alarm with model number KN-COSM-IB and manufacture dates between June 1, 2004 and December 31, 2010. The alarms are hard-wired into a home’s electric power. The unit has a compartment on the back for the installation of a replaceable 9V backup battery. The alarm is white, round and measures about 5 to 6 inches in diameter. “Kidde” is engraved on the front of the alarm. “Kidde,” the model number and manufacture dates are printed on a label on the back on the alarm. Recalled alarms were sold at Electrical distributors and home centers nationwide and online at Amazon.com from June 2004 through December 2010. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled alarms and contact Kidde directly for a free replacement alarm based on date of manufacture or a discount on a new alarm. Recall Date: 11/10/2016
- Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Products: Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company, Inc. is recalling select ice cream products, because they were made with a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient supplied by Aspen Hills, Inc., which has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The ice cream products were distributed to the following states AL, AZ, CA, FL, IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, NE, OH, PA, SC, VT, WA & WI. The ice cream products were distributed to various ice cream shops around the country, online outlets and limited grocery stores. This recall includes the following products with code dates provided: Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co. 3 Gallon Cartons: Cookie Dough (code date 10/15/17, 10/21/17, 11/1/17 & 11/8/17), Heaps of Love (code date 10/20/17, 10/28/17 & 11/8/17), Peanut Butter Cookie Dough (code date 10/9/17, 10/18/17 & 11/1/17), and Sticks & Stones (code date 10/26/17); Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co. Pints: Cookie Dough (code date 10/21/17); and the Baked Bear brand Cookie Dough (code date 10/13/17, 10/15/17, 10/21/17). Recall Date: 11/10/2016
- Agave Dream Ice Cream: Agave Dream is recalling all vanilla, chocolate, cappuccino, chocolate chip and lavender ice creams packaged in pint sized containers, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Product was distributed across the United States through retail stores receiving product from KeHE Romeoville & Dallas warehouses, DPI NW, Americold, IWI Franklin Indiana warehouse, Jakes Finer Foods Houston Texas, Haddon House Richburg South Carolina & Medford New Jersey, Grocery Outlet California, UNFI- Auburn Washington, Dallas Texas & Ridgefield Washington. All of the recalled products were manufactured and packaged in a facility owned by a contract manufacturer, Dr. Bob’s of Upland, LLC. Recalled products are Agave Dream ice creams packed in pints with “best buy” date located at the bottom of the pint. A complete list of ice cream flavors can be found here. Consumers who have purchased the identified Agave Dream ice cream products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.