This week saw a recall on Oreo fudge cremes, recalls on frozen strawberries, recalls on mountain bike shock absorbers, recalls on teapots, recalls on bicycles, recalls on ice cream, recalls on dehumidifiers, recalls on glass knobs, recalls on chocolate croissants, recalls on beef jerky products, recalls on off-road motorcycles, and recalls on washing machines.
Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of October 31, 2016:
- Oreo Fudge Cremes: Mondelez Global LLC announced today a nationwide voluntary recall in the United States, including the U.S. Territories of Puerto Rico, St. Croix and St. Thomas, of certain Oreo Fudge Cremes product, Original and Mint varieties, due to milk allergen not being declared in the ingredient list. This recall is limited exclusively to this Oreo Fudge Cremes product, Original and Mint varieties, sold in the U.S., including the U.S. Territories of Puerto Rico, St. Croix and St. Thomas, and no other products are included in this recall. A complete list of recalled cookies can be found here. To date, one report of an allergic reaction has been received related to the “Best When Used By” dates. This recall is a result of analysis conducted by the FDA related to this product. Consumers who have this product should not eat it and should discard any products they may have. Recall Date: 10/28/2016
- Frozen Strawberries: The International Company for Agricultural Production & Processing (ICAPP) is voluntarily recalling certain lots of its frozen strawberries out of an abundance of caution in response to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation of an outbreak of Hepatitis A. More information can be found at the FDA’s outbreak investigation website. The recalled products were all distributed for sale to and use in food service establishments nationwide — not for use in food products offered for retail sale to consumers. Nonetheless, ICAPP is issuing this news release publicly to help mitigate any possible risk to the public health and to fully ensure that all recalled products are recovered. Although none of ICAPP’s own testing through an established surveillance program or through third party testing of retained samples has identified the presence of Hepatitis A in any of its products, ICAPP has decided to recall all frozen strawberries that it has imported into the United States since January 1, 2016 out of an abundance of caution. Recall Date: 10/30/2016
- Mountain Bike Shock Absorbers: Fox Factory is recalling its mountain bike rear shock absorbers because the bicycle’s rear shock absorber outer sleeve can rupture, allowing the sleeve to come in contact with other bicycle parts or the rider, posing a fall and injury hazard. This recall involves all model year 2016 and some 2017 FLOAT X2 bicycle rear shock absorbers sold both individually and installed on YT, Giant, Pivot, Intense, Ibis, Scott, Trek, GT, Knolly, Norco, Rocky Mountain, Diamondback, Morpheus, Foes Racing, Orbea and Canyon full-suspension mountain bikes and frames. The solid black or black and gold FLOAT X2 shocks have an air sleeve construction. FLOAT X2 is printed on the external reservoir connected to the blue compression and red rebound adjusters that have X2 and RVS laser etched on them. Recalled shocks do not have a “250 psi max” label directly under the air fill boss on the outer sleeve of the shock. Recalled shocks and bike models can be identified at http://ridefox.com/recall. Recalled products were sold at Independent bike stores nationwide, online at Jenson USA, Pro Bike Supply, Universal Cycles, Go-ride.com and other online bike retailers from March 2015 through September 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled rear shock absorbers and return them to the place of purchase for a free repair. Consumers unable to return their bicycles should contact Fox for instructions on receiving a free repair. Recall Date: 11/01/2016
- Kikkerland and Cost Plus World Market Brand Teapots: Kikkerland Design, Inc. is recalling its Kikkerland and Cost Plus World Market brand teapots with bamboo stands because the bamboo votive stand can catch fire, posing a fire hazard to consumers. This recall involves Kikkerland and Cost Plus World Market brand teapots with bamboo stands. The 30-ounce glass teapots have a removable glass tea infuser sold with a votive-candle holder inside the bamboo stand. The Kikkerland teapots have model number TP02 printed on the packaging next to the UPC code. The Cost Plus World Market teapots have a white sticker with number 25024784 printed on the packaging. No votive candles were included with the teapots. Recalled teapots were sold at Amazon retailers, Cost Plus World Market, Uncommon Goods and Urban Outfitters and online at www.amazon.com from March 2014 through September 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled teapots and stands and contact the firm for return instructions. Consumers who purchased online will be mailed instructions on how to receive a refund. Consumers who bought the teapots at stores can return the teapots and stands for a full refund. Recall Date: 11/01/2016
- Trek Farley Bicycles: Trek Bicycle Corp. is recalling its Trek Farley bicycles and framesets because the fork can separate from the steer tube, posing a fall hazard to the rider. This recall involves model year 2014 Trek Farley bicycles and framesets and 2015 Trek Farley 6 bicycles and framesets. The 2014 Trek Farley is black with green decals with an aluminum frame and fork. The 2014 frameset is sky blue with orange decals. The 2015 Trek Farley 6 is black with blue decals with an aluminum frame and fork. Both bicycle models were sold in 14.5 through 21.5 inch sizes. “Trek” is printed across the bicycle frame. Recalled bicycles and frames were sold at bicycle stores nationwide from September 2013 through August 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and framesets and return the bicycles to a Trek retailer for a free inspection and repair. Recall Date: 11/02/2016
- Bionic Runner Bicycles: Running Trainer is recalling its Bionic runner bicycles because the pedals can detach from the bicycle, posing a fall hazard to riders. This recall involves the Gen 2 Bionic Runner bicycles that mimic running motion. The bicycles are black and have red pedals and red trim around the wheels. The bicycles have a folding frame and “BIONIC RUNNER” is printed in white on the side of the stirrups. Recalled bicycles were sold online at Running Trainer’s website, www.run4.com, from May 2016 through September 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact Running Trainer to receive free replacement pedals. The firm has contacted all registered owners directly. Recall Date: 11/02/2016
- AC Creamery Ice Cream: AC Creamery Inc. is recalling its 16 ounce packages of “Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream” because they 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 recalled “Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream” were distributed nationwide in retail stores and events such as; Florida Food & Lodging Show, Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture and California State University Pilipino American Student Association (CSUF PASA) Friendship Games. The product comes in a 16 ounce, paper cup marked with an expiration date of Mar 06, 2018 stamped on the bottom. Consumers who have purchased 16 ounce packages of “Manila Sky Purple Yumm Ice Cream“ are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 11/02/2016
- Dehumidifiers: GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Ltd. is recalling its dehumidifiers because they can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazards. This recall involves 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, and 75-pint dehumidifiers with the following brand names: Airworks, Alen, Arcticaire, Arctic King, Beaumark, Coolworks, ComfortAire, Comfort Star, Continental Electic, Crosley, Daewoo, Danby, Danby & Designer, Dayton, Degree, Diplomat, Edgestar, Excell, Fellini, Forest Air, Frigidaire, GE, Grunaire, Hanover, Honeywell, Homestyles, Hyundai, Ideal Air, Kenmore (Canada), Keystone, Kul, Midea, Nantucket, Ocean Breeze, Pelonis, Perfect Aire, Perfect Home, Polar Wind, Premiere, Professional Series, Royal Sovereign, Simplicity, Sunbeam, SPT, Sylvania, TGM, Touch Point, Trutemp, Uberhaus, Westpointe, Winix, and Winixl. The brand name, model number, pint capacity and manufacture date are printed on the nameplate sticker on the back of the dehumidifier. To determine if your dehumidifier has been recalled, enter the model number at https://www.recallrtr.com/dehumidifier. Recalled dehumidifiers were sold at Lowes, Menards, PC Richard and other stores nationwide from January 2003 through December 2013. Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact GD Midea for either a replacement unit or a partial refund. Consumers whose dehumidifiers were manufactured before October 1, 2008 will receive a partial refund, not a replacement. The manufacturing dates can be found on back of units. Recall Date: 11/02/2016
- Pier 1 Imports Glass Knobs: Pier 1 Imports is recalling its glass knobs because they can break while in use, posing a risk of laceration to users from broken glass pieces. This recall involves Pier 1 Imports Basic, Kira and Facets glass knobs commonly used with dressers, cabinets and small drawers. The glass knobs have a metal stem affixed to one side and were sold in seven colors: clear, teal, pink, green, aquamarine, champagne and silver. No other decorative knobs are included in this recall. Recalled knobs were sold at Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide and online at www.pier1.com from September 2011 through October 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled glass knobs and return them to any Pier 1 Imports store for a full refund or merchandise credit. Recall Date: 11/02/2016
- Whole Foods Chocolate Croissants: Select Whole Foods Market stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, New Jersey, Virginia and Washington D.C. are voluntarily recalling batches of its Chocolate Croissants because the product contains eggs and the ingredient was not declared on product packaging. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. This recall only applies to Whole Foods Market’s stores in its Mid-Atlantic region, which include 51 stores located throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, New Jersey, Virginia and Washington D.C. The recalled products were made and packaged in-house in clear plastic containers in counts of six. Each product also had a white label on top of the package that included the product name “Chocolate Croissants 6pk,” UPC0248422008994 and sell-by dates on or before Nov. 5, 2016. Customers who have purchased this product can bring the item or receipt into the store for a full refund. Recall Date: 11/03/2016
- Beef Jerky Products: Flavor Trade, LLC is recalling approximately 113 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 Sept. 27, Sept. 28, Oct. 25 and Oct. 26, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: 3-ounce sealed packages containing “Craft Beer Jerky: Created with Wheat” which may or may not include package code 614261 and 3-ounce sealed packages containing “Craft Beer Jerky: Created with Porter” which may or may not include package code 619290. 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 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.
- Off-Road Motorcycles: KTM North America, Inc. is recalling its closed-course/competition off-road motorcycles because the front brake master cylinder can malfunction, posing a crash hazard. This recall involves model year 2017 KTM brand and Husqvarna motorcycles brand closed-course/competition only motorcycles. Five KTM models are being recalled: 150 XC-W, 250 XC-W, 300 XC-W, 350 SX-F and 450 XC-F. Three Husqvarna models are being recalled: TC 250, TX 300 and FC 350. Recalled KTM motorcycles are orange and black with the KTM logo and engine size on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. Recalled Husqvarna motorcycles are white with blue and yellow markings and the Husqvarna logo on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. The engine size is located on both sides of the rear fender below the rear of the seat. Model year 2017 motorcycles have a letter “H” in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN), located on the right side of the steering head. Recalled motorcycles were sold at KTM and Husqvarna Motorcycles authorized dealers nationwide from June 2016 to August 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled motorcycles and contact an authorized KTM or Husqvarna Motorcycles dealer to schedule a free repair. Recall Date: 11/03/2016
- Samsung Top-Loading Washington Machines: Samsung Electronics America, Inc. is recalling its top-loading washing machines because the washing machine top can unexpectedly detach from the washing machine chassis during use, posing a risk of injury from impact. This recall involves 34 models of Samsung top-load washing machines. The washing machines have mid-controls or rear-controls. Model numbers and serial information can be found on two labels affixed to the back of the machine. The following model numbers are included in the recall depending on the serial number. Consumers should check with Samsung to see if their washer is recalled. A complete list of recalled models can be found here. Recalled machines were sold at Best Buy, The Home Depot, Lowes, Sears and other home appliance stores nationwide from March 2011 to November 2016. Consumers should contact Samsung immediately to receive one of the following remedy options. Consumers can choose (1) a free in-home repair that includes reinforcement of the washer’s top and a free one-year extension of the manufacturer’s warranty; (2) a rebate to be applied towards the purchase of a new Samsung or other brand washing machine, along with free installation of the new unit and removal of old unit; or (3) a full refund for consumers who purchased their washing machine within the past 30 days of the recall announcement. All known consumers will also receive a Home Label Kit that includes a control panel guide and additional safety instructions in the mail. Until they have received and installed a Home Label Kit, consumers should only use the delicate or waterproof cycles when washing bedding, water-resistant and bulky items. The lower spin speed in the delicate or waterproof cycles lessens the risk of the washing machine top unexpectedly detaching from the washing machine chassis. Recall Date: 11/04/2016