This week saw a recall on ski boots, recalls on tea salad snacks, recalls on beef products, recalls on popcorn chicken, recalls on turkey products, recalls on slow cookers, recalls on lawn mowers, recalls on diving computers, recalls on food dehydrators, recalls on lounge chairs, recalls on circular saws, and recalls on LED gel clings.
Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of October 17, 2016:
- Khion Ski Boots: Salewa North America, Inc. is recalling its Khion ski boots because the boots can inadvertently switch from “ski” to “walk” mode, the boots’ upper cuffs can separate, and in the Khion Carbon model, the carbon boot shell can crack, posing a fall hazard and risk of injury to the consumer. This recall involves three models of the Dynafit Khion Ski Boots: (1) Khion Boot Men, (2) Khion Boot Women, and (3) Khion Carbon Boot. The Khion Boot Men is a dark gray boot with gray, black boot buckles and model number 08-0000061502. The Khion Boot Women is a red boot with black, red boot buckles and model number 08-0000061503. The Khion Carbon Boot is a white boot with green, white, black boot buckles and model number 08-0000061504. Additionally, all of the recalled ski boots have the word “KHION” printed across the toe of the boot. The model number is printed on a UPC sticker affixed to the inside of the tongue of the ski boot liner. Recalled boots were sold at Christy Sports, Gorsuch, Jackson Hole Sports, REI, and other specialty outdoor stores nationwide and online at backcountry.com, mountaingear.com, MEC.ca, and REI.com from October 2015 through June 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ski boots and contact Dynafit for a full refund or a free replacement. Recall Date: 10/14/2016
- National Meat and Provisions Beef Products: National Meat and Provisions, a Reserve, La. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,349 pounds of beef and veal products that may be contaminated with E. coli O26, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The raw non-intact beef and veal items were produced and packaged on Sept. 14-15, 2016. A complete list of recalled products can be found here. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M-22022” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a distributor, as well as hotels, restaurants and institutions in Louisiana. 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: 10/14/2016
- Tyson Foods Popcorn Chicken Products: Tyson Foods is recalling approximately 1,148 pounds of frozen popcorn chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The frozen, ready-to-eat, whole grain popcorn chicken items were produced on August 10, 2016. Products subject to recall include: 35 cases of 32.79-pound “Tyson Fully Cooked, Whole Grain Golden Crispy Popcorn Chicken, Chicken Pattie Fritters” with a case code of “70368/928” on the upper right-hand side of the label, and lot code of “2236NHL33,” which can be found next to the case code. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-1325” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a wholesale distributor in Illinois and further distributed to schools and food services in Missouri and Illinois. 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: 10/15/2016
- Turkey Products: Michigan Turkey Producers is recalling approximately 54,011 pounds of turkey breast products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically an unidentified black material, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The oven roasted turkey breast items (logs and sliced) were produced on August 29, 2016 and September 16, 2016. A full list of recalled products can be found here. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-20935A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a distribution center in Florida and food services in Florida and Puerto Rico. 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: 10/15/2016
- Yoma Myanmar Tea Salad Snack: Yoma Myanmar Tea Co. is voluntarily recalling the Yoma Myanmar brand “Tea Salad Snack” in Regular and Spicy, 7 oz., because the products may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product comes in a 7 ounce, clear plastic package marked with an expiration date of 6/15/2018 stamped on the bottom. The recalled “Tea Salad Snacks” were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the peanut-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s production and packaging processes. Consumers who have purchased 7 ounce packages of “Tea Salad Snack” in regular and spicy are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 10/17/2016
- Slow Cookers: Sherwood Marketing, owner of the 3 Squares brand, LLC, is recalling its 3 Squares rice and slow cookers because the rice/slow cooker’s improperly installed wiring can cause electrical shorting in the unit, posing fire and electric shock hazards. This recall involves 3 Squares-branded Tim3 Machin3 and Mini Tim3 Machin3 rice and slow cookers with fixed power cords. The 20-cup/4-quart or 8-cup/1.7-quart programmable electric cookers are stainless steel with black molded plastic, have a control panel/keypad on the front and measure about 11 inches in diameter and12 inches tall. The 3Squares logo is printed on the front of the control panel. Model numbers starting with 3RC and ending in 3010S, 3020S, 3434, 5020 and 9010S are included in the recall. The model number is printed on a label on the side of the product. Recalled rice/slow cookers were sold at Home, hardware, mass merchandisers and department stores nationwide and online at Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, Get3Squares, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Target, Wayfair and other websites from December 2015 through July 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rice/slow cookers and contact 3 Squares to receive a free replacement cooker, including shipping. Recall Date: 10/18/2016
- Husqvarna Lawn Mowers: Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products N.A. Inc. is recalling its lawn mowers because the operator presence control bar can malfunction and cause the engine and blades to continue to operate when they should shut off, posing a laceration hazard to the operator. This recall involves Husqvarna®, Poulan Pro®, Jonsered®, Craftsman®, Yardworks®, Murray®, and Brute® brand walk-behind gas powered lawn mowers with Briggs & Stratton 7.25 HP engines. They were sold in red, orange, blue and yellow/black colors and have either four similar-sized wheels or two larger rear wheels and two smaller front wheels, a long handle with an operator presence control bar that is pushed down towards the mower handle to start the engine, a mowing deck, and may have come with or without a collecting bag in the rear. The brand names are printed on the mowers, and a Briggs & Stratton logo is printed on the engine shield. The mower model and serial number can be found on the rear of the mowing deck, next to the rear wheel. A complete list of lawn mower brands, model names and serial numbers can be found here. Recalled lawn mowers were sold at Lowe’s, Sears and other hardware stores, home centers and equipment dealers nationwide from November 2015 through August 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn mowers and contact Husqvarna or go to http://husqvarna.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1255/ to determine if their unit needs a free repair. Recall Date: 10/18/2016
- Diving Computers: Tabata USA Inc. (TUSA) is recalling its diving computers because the dive computer can malfunction and display an incorrect reading to the diver, posing a drowning and injury hazard due to decompression sickness. This recall involves TUSA DC Solar Link IQ1204 diving computers. The black or white and blue wrist-watch style diving computers have a digital screen. TUSA is printed on the front of the diving computer. The model number and serial number is printed on the back of the diving computer below “TUSA DC Solar Link.” Recalled diving computers have serial numbers 6TA0001 – 6TA2864. Recalled computers were sold at Sporting goods stores nationwide from March 2016 through June 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled diving computers and contact TUSA to receive a free replacement diving computer. Recall Date: 10/18/2016
- Swivel Rocking Lounge Chairs: Summer Classics Inc. is recalling its swivel rocking lounge chairs because the seat bucket of the lounge chairs can break away from the base while a user is in the chair, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves Summer Classics swivel rocking lounge chairs in the Aire, Belize, Bentley, Charleston, and Skye styles in multiple colors and finishes. The chairs are made for outdoor use and are designed to swivel 360 degrees and rock back and forth. All the chair styles, except the Bentley style, come with detachable cushions. An “SC” brass logo is affixed to the back of the chairs. A complete list of styles, colors/finishes and dimensions can be found here. Recalled chairs were sold at Summer Classics stores and other stores nationwide from September 2015 through October 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lounge chairs and contact Summer Classics for a full refund. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly. Recall Date: 10/20/2016
- Cabela’s Food Dehydrators: Cabela’s Inc. is recalling its food dehydrators because defective wiring can cause a build-up of heat, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves Cabela’s commercial grade 80-liter and 160-liter food dehydrators. The stainless steel dehydrators have model numbers 541549 on the 80 liter, and 541650 on the 160 liters. Model numbers are located on the back panel of the dehydrator. Recalled dehydrators were sold at Cabela’s stores nationwide and online at Cabelas.com from August 2016 through September 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dehydrators and contact Cabela’s to receive a replacement product or a refund. Recall Date: 10/20/2016
- Makita Circular Saws: Makita U.S.A. Inc. is recalling its circular saws because the lower blade guard can malfunction and expose the blade, posing a laceration hazard and risk of injury to the consumer. This recall involves the Makita 5057KB 7-1/4” circular saw with dust collector. The model number and serial number are located on the black nameplate under the name “Makita.” The saw’s housing is a blue-green color and “Makita” is printed on the dust cover. The serial number ranges included in this recall are: 12638-12737, 12978-13027, 13208-13257, 133322-13351, 13376-134505, 13578-13627, 13568-13707 and 13900-13979. Recalled saws were sold at Tools Plus and other industrial suppliers nationwide and various websites including www.Amazon.com from March 2016 through September 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled circular saws and contact Makita to schedule a free repair. Recall Date: 10/20/2016
- Halloween LED Gel Clings: Target Corp. is recalling Halloween LED gel clings because the gel clings can separate and expose the inner decal and LED/button battery compartment, posing choking and button battery ingestion hazards to children. This recall involves six different Halloween-themed LED gel clings that come with two non-replaceable button cell batteries. The gel clings are for window use only and light up with a blinking light when you push on them. The six different gel cling designs are a green skeleton, pink skeleton, purple spider, black cat, orange pumpkin, and black bat. Model number 234-25-0904 is printed on the gel cling’s packaging. Recalled items were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from August 2016 through September 2016. Consumers should immediately remove the recalled gel clings from areas with children and return them to any Target store for a full refund. Recall Date: 10/20/2016
- Brownwood Farms Fruit Preserves and Fruit Butter: Brownwood Farms is recalling approximately 260,000 total units of the listed products, because they contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction, if they consume these products. The affected products were distributed across the United States through distributors, retailers and on-line sales from the Brownwood Farms website. A complete list of recalled products can be found here. Consumers who have the product in your possession are urged to return it to their retailer for a full refund. Recall Date: 10/20/2016