This week saw a recall on ground turmeric, recalls on micron filters, recalls on baby food, recalls on beef products, recalls on superfood wraps, recalls on electric scooters, recalls on bed canopies, recalls on bacon products, recalls on shell eggs, recalls on children’s nightgowns, recalls on office chairs, recalls on panic devices, recalls on arts and crafts paints, recalls on catheters, recalls on syringes, recalls on hand trucks, recalls on infant bath tubs, and recalls on camping hammocks.
Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of October 3, 2016:
- Ground Turmeric: Spices USA Inc. is recalling 772 bags, 50 pounds each, of TASTY SAWA GROUND TURMERIC, used for furthering manufacturing or repacking, because it contains elevated levels of lead. Consumers are warned not to use the product. Lead can accumulate in the body over time, and too much of it can cause serious and sometimes permanent adverse health consequences. TASTY SAWA GROUND TURMERIC was distributed in Florida and New York, and in the Dominican Republic, France, Colombia, Jamaica, and Barbados. Spices USA Inc. sells its products to distributors and re-packers, not directly to consumers. The product was packed in 50 lbs yellow polypropylene bags printed with the following information: Brand Tasty Sawa; Size 50 lb Bags; Use By 4/2018; Country of Origin: India. The recall was initiated after FDA informed us of positive sample results of the product contained elevated levels of lead. Upon making the proper inquiries about the root cause of this problem, our firm believes that the only possible explanation resides directly in the plant in INDIA where the product was packed. Consumers who have purchased the TASTY SAWA GROUND TURMEIC are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 09/26/16
- Micron Filters: Baxter International Inc. is recalling all unexpired lots of 50mm 0.2 micron filters (product code H93835) due to the potential for a missing filter support membrane and for potential presence of particulate matter. These issues are associated with a component manufactured by an external supplier, and were identified prior to patient involvement as a result of complaints from customers at compounding facilities. There have been no adverse events reported to Baxter to date associated with these issues. The 50mm 0.2 micron filter is a bacteria and particulate filter for aqueous solutions used during the compounding of solutions. In the absence of the filter support membrane, bacteria and/or particulate matter present in an unsterile solution could pass through to the compounded prepared solution. If not further filtered before patient administration, this could lead to adverse health consequences. The recall affects the following lots: Product Code H93835; Product Description 50mm 0.2 Micron Filter; Lot Number All unexpired lots; and Expiration Date 6/27/2016 – 6/27/2019. The lots being recalled were distributed to customers and distributors globally between August 22, 2013 and June 20, 2016. Baxter is directing customers not to use the product from the recalled lots. Recalled product should be returned to Baxter for credit by contacting Baxter Healthcare Center for Service at 1-888-229-0001, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Central Time. Although the product has been discontinued for reasons unrelated to this recall, Baxter will work with customers to direct them toward suitable alternative products, if necessary. Recall Date: 09/27/16
- Sammy’s Milk Baby Food: Graceleigh, Inc. Sammy’s Milk is recalling all lots of Sammy’s Milk Baby Food because of possible presence of Cronobacter, a bacteria that can cause severe and sometimes fatal blood infections or meningitis in infants and it may not provide adequate nutritional levels of iron. Sammy’s Milk was distributed in California to Mother’s Markets retailers and through nationwide direct delivery from www.SammysMilk.com. This product comes in a 12.84oz white plastic container for all lot numbers with expiration dates of 11/2016 – 8/2018. This recall is being conducted as a result of the FDA’s determination that Sammy’s Milk is being marketed as an Infant Formula, not manufactured in compliance with infant formula regulations and testing to confirm the absence of the Cronobacter bacteria was not performed. Although Sammy’s Milk meets the FDA’s minimum requirement for iron content, there is no label warning that it contains low iron and supplementation may be necessary. Consumers who have purchased Sammy’s Milk are urged to not consume and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 09/30/16
- Fred Meyer’s Superfood Wraps: Fred Meyer Stores has recalled a Deli BTG Superfood Wrap sold in its retail stores because the product may contain milk, soy, wheat and cashews not listed on the label. People who are allergic to milk, soy, wheat or cashews could have a severe reaction if they consume this product. For consumers who are not allergic to those four allergens, there is no safety issue with the product. One Fred Meyer customer has reported a possible allergic reaction in connection with this product. This product was sold in the deli department of Fred Meyer stores located in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Fred Meyer has removed this item from store deli cases and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls. Fred Meyer is recalling the following item: Deli BTG Superfood Wrap; UPC 41573 11053; Sell-By 9/29/2016 or before. Customers allergic to milk, soy, wheat or cashews who have purchased the above product should not consume it and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement. Recall Date: 09/30/16
- Beef Products: Silver Springs Farms, Inc., is recalling approximately 740 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The ground beef items were produced on August 19, 2016 and include 20lb cases containing four packages of 5lb ground beef 80/20. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 4771” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a distributor in Virginia. 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: 09/30/16
- Glion Electric Scooters: Probity Cell LLC is recalling its Glion electric scooters because the frame of the scooter can break where the unit folds, posing a fall hazard. The firm has received three reports of the scooter’s frame breaking, including one hip and elbow abrasion injury. Recalled scooters were sold online at www.amazon.com, www.e-bay.com, www.kickstater.com and www.glion-scooter.com from September 2014 to September 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled electric scooters and contact Probity Cell for a free repair or a store credit toward the purchase of another product. Recall Date: 10/03/16
- Good Earth Shell Eggs: Good Earth Egg Company, LLC has announced a voluntary recall of its shell eggs because they have the potential to 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 Food and Drug Administration has notified Good Earth Egg that a link has been established between eggs distributed by our facility to cases of Salmonella illnesses in Missouri and surrounding states. Good Earth Egg Company has initiated a voluntary recall of all shell eggs. Various sizes of shell eggs are packaged in the following ways: 6-count cartons, 10-count cartons, 12-count cartons, 18-count cartons, 15 dozen cases, and 30 dozen cases. The dates and codes on the cartons and cases will include everything prior to and including date code 252 – Sell By 10/08/2016, with “Packed for” or “Produced for Good Earth Egg Company.” The Good Earth Egg Company recalled products were distributed throughout the Midwest, including Missouri, Illinois and Kansas, at the retail and wholesale level, institutions, restaurants and to walk-in customers. Good Earth eggs were sold at Dierbergs, Straubs, Midtowne Market and Price Chopper in the metropolitan St. Louis area. Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers should discard any product and its container. Good Earth Egg Company will work directly with each consumer to manage replacement of its product. Recall Date: 10/04/16
- Hallee Bed Canopies: Hallee, Inc. is recalling its Hallee Starlit Nights Mosquito Net Bed Canopies because a child can become entangled in the bed canopy, posing entanglement and strangulation hazards. The firm has received one report of a child waking up with the bed canopy netting entangled around the child’s neck. No injuries have been reported. Recalled canopies were sold online at www.Amazon.com from July 2016 through August 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bed canopies and contact Hallee for a full refund or a replacement bed canopy with new warning labels. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly. Recall Date: 10/03/16
- Bacon Products: Daily’s Premium Meats, LLC is recalling approximately 170 pounds of ready-to-eat bacon products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The “Regular Ends Precooked Bacon” items were produced on September 22, 2016. Products subject to recall include 17 cases of 2-5 lbs packages in cardboard boxes containing “48108 Regular Ends Precooked Bacon Net WT. 10 lbs 2/5 lbs” with a packaging date of 9/22/16 and use by date of 6/19/17. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 6133” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to Associated Foods retail locations in Idaho and Utah. 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: 10/03/16
- Children’s Nightgowns: FULLBEAUTY Brands L.P. is recalling its children’s nightgowns because the nightgowns fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. This recall involves girl’s Dreams & Co.® by FULLBEAUTY Brands knit cotton jersey “daughter Henley” styled nightgown. The nightgowns have picot edge trim and a button placket on the center front of the chest. The nightgowns were sold in children’s sizes: 6/6X, 7/8 and 10/12 in the following five different prints. The style number is printed on the side seam label of the nightgown. Recalled items include the following color names and style numbers: Dark Navy Snowmen 0132; Sky Blue Hot Cocoa 1012; Pink Scotties 1330; Chocolate Cookies 1332; and Violet Snowflake 1988. Recalled nightgowns were sold online at www.Amazon.com, www.jessicalondon, www.roamans.com and www.womanwithin.com from August 2009 through July 2016. Consumers should immediately take the recalled nightgowns away from children and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a full refund or a company gift card for 125% of the purchase price. The firm is contacting consumers that purchased the recalled nightgowns. Recall Date: 10/04/16
- Winsley Mid-Back Chairs: Office Depot, Inc. is recalling its Winsley Mid-Back Chairs because the chair can tip over when leaning back, posing a fall hazard. Recalled chairs were sold at Office Depot and OfficeMax stores nationwide and online at officedepot.com from August 2015 through August 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chair and contact Office Depot to receive a free repair kit. Recall Date: 10/04/16
- Interlogix Personal Panic Devices: Interlogix is recalling its Interlogix wireless personal panic devices because the wireless personal panic devices can fail to operate, which could result in the device not communicating with the security system if activated in the event of an emergency. Recalled devices were sold through professional security installers and distributors nationwide from May 2014 through January 2016. Consumers should immediately contact their professional security system installer or monitoring company for a free inspection of their personal panic device and a free replacement device for those that fail inspection. Recall Date: 10/04/16
- Sargent Art Arts and Crafts Paints: Sargent Art is recalling its arts and crafts tempera and finger paints because the paint can contain harmful bacteria. Exposure to certain bacteria can have adverse health effects in immunocompromised individuals, posing a risk of serious illness including a bacterial infection. Consumers with healthy immune systems are not generally affected by the bacteria. This recall involves 13 types of Sargent Art tempera and finger paints. A full list of recalled paints can be found here. Recalled paints were sold at Hobby Lobby, Walmart and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and ShopSargentArt.com from May 2015 to June 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled paints and contact Sargent Art for a full refund. Recall Date: 10/04/16
- Twin Pass® Dual Access Catheters: Vascular Solutions, Inc. initiated a nationwide recall of Twin-Pass Dual Access catheters used in catheterization procedures. All unexpired lots of the product have been recalled because there is a potential for excess manufacturing material to remain at the tip of the catheter or within the distal portion of the rapid exchange lumen. It is possible that the excess material may separate from the catheter during use and pose a potential risk of embolism, which could result in serious injury or death. No injuries have been reported in association with this issue to date. Healthcare facilities that have the affected Twin-Pass dual access catheters should remove the products from their inventory and return them to Vascular Solutions. The recalled products were manufactured from October 2014 to August 2016 and distributed from October 2014 to September 2016. The recalled products are all unexpired lots of Model Numbers 5200, 5210, and 5230. A listing of the recalled lots is available from Vascular Solutions and has been provided to each facility that purchased the affected products. A total of 15,896 devices have been manufactured, with 5,784 distributed in the United States and currently unexpired. The condition that led to the recall may affect approximately 9.2% of recalled devices. Vascular Solutions, Inc. voluntarily initiated the recall on September 16, 2016 through an Urgent Medical Device Recall notification distributed to purchasers of the affected products. The notification identified the specific unexpired lots subject to the recall and included instructions on how to return the affected products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified this as a Class I recall. FDA defines Class I recalls as “a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of, or exposure to, a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.” Recall Date: 10/04/16
- I.V. Flush Syringes: Nurse Assist, Inc. announced today that it is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of I.V. Flush Syringes due to a potential link to Burkholderia cepacia bloodstream infections with the product. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the effects of Burkholderia cepacia on people “vary widely, ranging from no symptoms at all to serious respiratory infections, especially in patients with cystic fibrosis.” If a patient is having symptoms, contact your health care provider. A complete list of recalled syringes can be found here. Product Numbers 1203, 1205, and 1210 are packaged 30 syringes to an inner carton and six inner cartons in a case (180 syringes). For product number 1210-BP, 100 syringes are packaged in an inner carton with four inner cartons in a case (400 syringes). Lot code information can be found on the outer case panel, the back panel of the inner carton, and on each syringe label. The lots being recalled were distributed to customers and distributors between 02/16/16 and 09/30/16. Product can be identified by the labeling on the packaging and device. Nurse Assist is directing customers not to use the product from recalled lots. Recalled product should be returned for credit by contacting Nurse Assist Customer Service. Recall Date: 10/04/16
- Hand Trucks: Gleason Consumer Products Company is recalling its hand trucks because the wheel’s plastic rims can break when overinflated, posing a laceration or injury hazard. This recall involves Milwaukee-branded hand trucks with model numbers 40615 and 60610. The recalled nylon hand trucks have a one-piece, nylon-molded frame and measure 50 inches tall and 21 inches wide. Model 40615 has a black nylon body, a black foot rest and yellow handles. Model 60610 has a black nylon body, a red foot rest and red handles. The model number is located on the crossbar between the handles of the hand truck. Recalled products were sold at Home Depot and Lowe’s nationwide and online at homedepot.com and lowes.com from August 2007 through April 2010. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hand trucks and contact Gleason to obtain replacement wheels. Recalled Date: 10/06/16
- Infant Bath Tubs: Summer Infant, Inc. is recalling its Lil’ Luxuries infant bath tubs with fabric slings because the fabric slings on the recalled infant bath tubs can detach from the tub, posing a risk of impact injury and drowning. This recall involves Lil’ Luxuries Whirlpool, Bubbling Spa & Shower with fabric slings. The infant bath tub is a battery-operated whirlpool bath with motorized jets intended for use with children from birth to 2 years. The product contains a fabric sling on a plastic frame onto which the infant is placed for bathing. The fabric sling on the recalled bath tubs does not have a white plastic attachment clip to hold the headrest area of the fabric sling to the plastic frame. Recalled bath tubs have item numbers 18840, 18850, 18863, and 18873 and were sold between October 2012 and October 2013 with date codes starting with 1210, 1211, 1212, 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304, 1305, 1306, 1307, and 1308, which stand for the two-digit year followed by the two-digit month, on the fabric sling. Recalled tubs were sold at Toys R Us/Babies R Us and other juvenile product specialty stores nationwide from October 2012 through October 2013. CPSC and Summer Infant warn consumers that these tubs could have been and could continue to be sold on the secondhand market. Consumers should immediately stop using the fabric sling in the recalled product and contact Summer Infant for a replacement fabric sling with a white plastic attachment clip. Recall Date: 10/06/16
- Aqua Lung Powerline Inflators: Aqua Lung America is recalling its Aqua Lung Powerline inflators because the inflation button can remain depressed and cause the buoyancy compensators to continue inflating, resulting in an uncontrolled ascent. This poses injury and drowning hazards to the diver. This recall involves Aqua Lung Powerline inflators installed on Aqua Lung and Apeks Black Ice buoyancy compensators. Buoyancy compensators equipped with Powerline inflators are used by scuba divers to establish buoyancy in the water. The black Powerline inflators measure about 20 inches long and 3.5 inches wide. Recalled Powerline inflators have a date code beginning with “H” printed on the inflator body. Recalled products were sold at Sports Chalet and authorized Aqua Lung stores nationwide from January 2015 through September 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Powerline inflators and contact Aqua Lung to receive a free repair, which consists of the replacement of the inflation button by an authorized Aqua Lung dealer. Recall Date: 10/06/16
- Outpost Camping Hammocks: Datafly Commerce LLC (Wildhorn Outfitters) is recalling its Wildhorn Outfitters Outpost camping hammocks because the cinch buckles that came with the hammocks and suspension kit can fail, causing straps to detach from hammock, posing a fall hazard. This recall to repair involves the Outpost 1 Hammock, made for one person, and the Outpost II Hammock, the two person model, and one standalone Wildhorn Outfitters Litespeed Suspension Kit. The 100-percent nylon hammocks come in various colors including gray, blue, orange and green. “Wildhorn Outfitters” is stitched on a label on the hammocks. Recalled hammocks were sold online at amazon.com and wildhornoutfitters.com from June 2016 through August 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hammock cinch buckles and contact Wildhorn. Wildhorn will ship out replacement buckles free of charge and will provide a prepaid envelope for consumers to return the recalled cinch buckles. Wildhorn Outfitters is contacting all consumers directly. Recall Date: 10/06/16