Recall Report: Week of December 21, 2015

This week saw a recall on lawnmowers, recalls on tealight holders, recalls on pressure cookers, recalls on salmon bacon, recalls on air conditioners, recalls on frozen entrees, recalls on boxes of red beans and rice, and recalls on pills. Details are below, courtesy of and

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Product Recalls for the Week of December 21, 2015:

  • John Deere Zero Turn Lawnmowers Recall: This recall involves John Deere models Z445, Z645, Z655, and Z665 zero-turn mowers with serial numbers beginning with 1GXZ. A fuel hose could have been cut during manufacturing, allowing fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard. A complete list of serial numbers included in this recallmay be found here. The mowers were sold at John Deere independent dealers nationwide from August 2015 through November 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled zero-turn lawn mowers and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair. After identifying four reports of cut fuel hoses during the manufacturing process, John Deere is contacting all registered owners of the recalled lawn mowers directly. Recall Date: 12/22/2015
  • Tealight Holder Recall: Victorian Trading Company is recalling its John Snowball, Esq., Tealight Holders. The diameter of the hole in the top hat is too small, which can allow heat to build up and create cracks in the surface, posing a fire hazard. The tealight holder is a snowball-shaped character with a wire monocle on his right eye, a cigar in his mouth and a black top hat with a yellow band above the brim on his head. The tealight holder measures 4.5” x 4.5” x 6.” There is a hole in the back of the item to hold the tealight. Clear stickers with the Victorian Trading Company logo are on the bottom of the tealight holders. The products were sold at Victorian Trading Company and Victorian Trading Company Wholesale and online at victoriantradingco.comfrom September 2014 to October 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the tealight holder and contact the firm for instructions on returning the product for a full refund. The firm is also contacting consumers directly. Recall Date: 12/22/2015
  • Breville Pressure Cookers Recall: Breville USA Inc. is recalling its 6-quart capacity domestic programmable electric pressure cookers with a brushed stainless steel construction and a 3-way safety system. The sealing gasket can be incorrectly inserted upside down on the lid which can allow the unexpected release of built-up pressure. This poses a risk of burns to the user or consumers nearby. The safety system consists of a locking lid, safety valve and a pressure release button. Pressure cookers with model number BPR600XL and batch numbers between 1235 and 1529 are included in the recall. The model number and batch code are located on the bottom of the unit. The cookers were sold at Bed, Bath and Beyond, Best Buy, Macy’s, Sur la Table and Williams Sonoma stores nationwide and online at and from September 2012 through October 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pressure cookers and contact Breville for a replacement sealing gasket and updated instructions. Recall Date: 12/22/2015
  • Swinomish Salmon Bacon Recall: The Swinomish Fish Company is initiating a voluntary recall of packages of both Traditional and Peppered flavors of NATIVE CATCH SALMON BACON with a “BEST BY” date of 1/23/16 and 3/16/16 distributed in the Western Washington and Florida areas. The Native Catch Salmon Bacon has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. The Native Catch Salmon Bacon products subject to this recall are: Peppered flavor with UPC: 7 83583 27965 9, packaged in 8 oz. and 14 oz. clear vacuum bag with Best By codes 1/23/16 and 3/16/16 and Traditional flavor with UPC: 7 51778 15900 0, packaged in 8 oz. and 14 oz. clear vacuum bags with BEST BY codes 1/23/16 and 3/16/16. Recalled products were shipped to locations in the states of Washington and Florida between the dates of August 10, 2015 through December 11, 2015. All retail outlets that sell these products are being notified to remove the product with affected date code from their shelves and warehouses immediately. Consumers are urged to dispose of the products or return to the stores where it was purchased. Recall Date: 12/21/2015
  • Carrier Brand Air Conditioners Recall: Carrier Corporation is recalling its Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHP) sold under the Bryant, Carrier and Fast brand names. The power cord plug can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Recalled units include those with original power cords and those that received a supplemental power cord as part of the 2007 recall. The recalled units have capacities of 7,000; 9,000; 12,000 and 15,000 BTUs and plug into 208/230 volt, 20 amp outlets. The brands and eight models that are being recalled may be found here. Model and serial numbers are located on the ratings/data plate on the right front of the unit, underneath the removable front panel. The products were sold at HVAC dealers and factory-direct sales from January 2002 through December 2009. Consumers should stop using and unplug the recalled units, and contact Carrier to receive a free replacement cord. Recall Date: 12/22/2015
  • Boston Market Frozen Entrées Recall: Bellisio Foods is recalling approximately 285,264 pounds of boneless pork rib shaped patty frozen entree products that may be adulterated with extraneous materials. The Boston Market Boneless Pork Rib Shaped Patty with BBQ Sauce and Mashed Potatoes frozen entree items were produced on various dates between September 09, 2015, and December 14, 2015. The recalled products are: 14-oz. boxed packages containing “Boston Market Home Style Meals Boneless Pork Rib Shaped Patty with BBQ Sauce and Mashed Potatoes” with Use By dates 09/09/2016; 09/22/2016; 10/08/2016; 10/30/2016; and 12/14/2016. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 18297” on the end panel 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: 12/22/2015
  • Zatarain’s Red Beans And Rice Recall: Zatarain’s is initiating a voluntary recall of 8 oz. boxes of Red Beans and Rice Original with a “BEST BY” date of  JUL 31 16Z distributed in the Midwest and Eastern regions of the U.S. The Red Beans and Rice Original product may actually contain Creamy Parmesan Rice Mix with dairy ingredients. Dairy allergens are not labeled on the Red Beans and Rice Original package. People with a dairy allergy or sensitivity run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The product subject to this recall is: Zatarain’s Red Beans and Rice Original 8 oz. box. PACKAGE UPC NUMBER: 7142909849; AFFECTED DATE CODE: BEST BY JUL 31 16Z; SHIPPING DATES: August 7, 2015 through September 29, 2015. STATES SHIPPED TO: FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MS, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WI. Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers are urged to dispose of the product and not to consume the product. Recall Date: 12/21/2015
  • Nuway Apexxx Pills Recall: Nuway Distributors is voluntarily recalling all lots of APEXXX tablets to the consumer level. FDA analysis found APEXXX to contain amounts of the PDE-5 Inhibitor, sildenafil, which is the active ingredient in an FDA-approved drug for erectile dysfunction (ED) making this tainted dietary supplement and unapproved drug. Sildenafil is not listed on the product labels. Sildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels that may be life threatening. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. Additionally, the product may cause side effects, such as headaches and flushing. This product is marketed as a dietary supplement for male sexual enhancement. APEXXX is packaged in a single blister pack containing 1 tablet. UPC 705105963617. All lots of APEXXX are included in this recall sold in 2014 to June 2015. APEXXX can be identified by the black packaging, it is a yellow diamond shaped tablet embosses with the wording “APEXXX” on it. APEXXX was sold in retail store located in Orlando, Florida for further sale in smoke shops, convenient stores and gas stations. APEXXX may also have been sold online. In an abundance of caution, Nuway Distributors is also removing all lots of OPAL tablets to the consumer level because this product is sourced from the same vendors as the APEXXX product. OPAL is packaged in a single blister pack containing 1 tablet, UPC 794504852400. OPAL can be identified by the black packaging, it is a black diamond-shaped tablet [note any embossing]. OPAL was also sold in a retail store located in Orlando, Florida for further sale in smoke shops, convenience stores and gas stations. OPAL may also have been sold online. Nuway Distributors is now notifying its customers by press release and is arranging for a return of all recalled and removed products. Consumers and retailers that have APEXXX or OPAL should stop using and distributing this product immediately and arrange return of the products. Recall Date: 12/23/2015