This week saw a recall on motorcycles, recalls on bicycles, recalls on protein products, recalls on cookware sets, recalls on dietary supplements, and recalls on octopus salad. Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of December 28, 2015:
- KTM Off-Road Motorcycles Recall: KTM North America Inc. is recalling its KTM Competition/Closed Course Off-Road Motorcycles. Under extreme riding conditions, fuel can escape from the tank breather assembly. This poses a risk of fire and injury to the rider. This recall involves model year 2015 and 2016 KTM brand motorcycles with 250cc and 2-cycle engines. The recalled KTM motorcycles are orange and black with the KTM logo on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. The engine size is printed on both sides of the rear fender below the rear of the seat. Model year 2015 motorcycles have the letter F in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN is located on the right side of the steering head. Model year 2016 motorcycles have the letter G in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN is located on the right side of the steering head. The motorcycles were sold at authorized KTM dealers nationwide from August 2014 to July 2015. Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled motorcycles and contact an authorized KTM dealer to schedule a free repair. KTM is contacting consumers who purchased the recalled product directly. Recall Date: 12/30/2015
- Origin8 Folding Bicycles Recall: Origin8 is recalling three models of its folding bicycles, the F1, F3, and F7. The frame on the folding bicycles can break, posing a fall hazard. The F1 model is a single speed folding bike which came in matte black and can be identified by the “F1” on the top tube. The F3 model is a three speed folding bike which came in white and can be identified by “F3” on the top tube. The F7 model is a seven speed folding bike which came in battleship gray and can be identified by “F7” on the top tube. The serial number is located on the bottom tube, near the bike pedals. Serial number ranges included in the recall can be found here. The bicycles were sold at Independent bicycles dealers nationwide between August 2012 and October 2015. Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and return them to the place where purchased for a free replacement bicycle. Recall Date: 12/30/2015
- Martha Stewart Cookware Set Recall: Macy’s Merchandising Group is recalling its Martha Stewart CollectionTM 10-piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set. The metal discs that cover the frying pan’s rivets can pop off and hit consumers, posing an injury hazard. This recall involves the Martha Stewart Collection 10-piece stainless steel cookware sets, which include an 8-inch and a 10-inch stainless steel frying pan. The frying pans have two rivets that attach the frying pan to the handle. The rivets have stainless steel discs on top of them. Other items included in the cookware sets are a 1-quart covered saucepan, 2-quart covered sauce pan, 3-quart covered saucepan and 6-quart covered stockpot. The recall affects only the two frying pans. UPC numbers 0733003518899, 0733003623326, 0766370840959 or 0766370980334 can be found on the product packaging or purchase receipt. The recalled products have date codes inscribed on the bottom of the pans. Those codes can be found here. The products were sold at Macy’s stores nationwide and Military Exchanges, and online at macys.com between January 2011 and September 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the 8 and 10-inch frying pans from the cookware set. The other items from the cookware set are not affected by this recall. Consumers who purchased the cookware sets from Macy’s or macys.com should return the frying pans to Macy’s or macys.com for a store credit for the full value of the two frying pans. Consumers who purchased the cookware sets from a Military Exchange should return the frying pans to the Military Exchange for a full refund. Recall Date: 12/29/2015
- American Pure Whey Protein Products Recall: American Pure Whey is recalling all lots distributed from July 2015 to August 2015 of the products 100% Pure Whey Protein Matrix and 100% Pure Whey Protein Isolate, because they may contain undeclared milk and soy that are present in the whey ingredient. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and soy run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No other American Pure Whey products are affected, and the recalled products may be safely consumed by those who do not have an allergy or sensitivity to milk or soy. The products were distributed to, AE, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, IL, IN, KY, KS, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NE, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, UT, VT, WA, WI & WY and reached directly to customers through internet mail order. The products were manufactured under the American Pure Whey brand in 2 lbs., 5 lbs., 10 lbs., 20 lbs., and 50 lbs. containers or in factory sealed food grade mylar bags in the following flavors: Chocolate, Cake Batter, Strawberry, Cookies n Cream, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Vanilla, Cinnamon Bun, Mango, Peach Apricot, Strawberry Banana, Rocky Road, Blueberry, Peanut Butter, and Unflavored. Affected packages do not include a “Contains milk and soy” statement below the ingredient listing. Consumers who have purchased affected whey protein products are urged to return it to the manufacturer for a full refund. Recall Date: 12/23/2015
- BeeXtreme Dietary Supplements Recall: BeeXtreme LLC is recalling all lots of La’ Trim Plus, Jenesis and Oasis products from the market. Recent analysis by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has found undeclared Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein in the dietary supplement “La’ Trim Plus”, “Oasis”, and “Jenesis”. The recall includes all lots and expiration dates. Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein pose a significant health hazard. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010. It is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke. Phenolphthalein is an ingredient previously used in over-the-counter laxatives, but because of concerns of carcinogenicity, it is not currently approved for marketing in the United States. Health risks associated with phenolphthalein could include potentially serious, gastrointestinal disturbances, irregular heartbeat, and cancer with long-term use. Consumers are advised not to consume these products and to return them to the manufacturer. Recall Date: 12/23/2015
- Uoriki Fresh ‘Octopus Salad’ Recall: Uoriki Fresh, Inc. is recalling its “Octopus Salad”, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (LA1), an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. The Octopus Salad was distributed to one Wegmans Food Market store in Manalapan, New Jersey, where it was packaged in an 8 oz. plastic tray or sold by the pound in the seafood department with the label Wegmans Fresh Octopus Salad. The recalled product was sold from December 18 – 24, 2015 and labeled with best before dates ranging from December 21 – 24. Consumers who have purchased Wegmans Octopus Salad that was sold from December 18-24 and labeled with best before dates ranging from December 21-24 are urged to return the product to the store or to discard the product. Recall Date: 12/28/2015