This week saw a recall on power packs, recalls on roller shades, recalls on dive computers, recalls on pet vacuums, recalls on computer power cords, recalls on cauliflower, recalls on pistachios, recalls on organic meals, and recalls on fan heaters. Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of February 01, 2016:
- Eastwood Power Packs Recall: Eastwood stores are recalling their Rockwood portable power packs with lithium ion batteries and cables. The power packs’ lithium ion batteries can burst during charging, posing a fire hazard. The power packs are used to charge a variety of electronic devices and car batteries and have a recessed LED flashlight. The power packs have a black plastic cover with “Rockwood” printed in white on the top. They measure about 6 inches long, 3 inches wide and 1 inch tall. A yellow and white danger label is on the bottom. Item number 30554 is printed on the packaging. The products were sold at Eastwood stores in Chicago, Parma, Ohio and Pottstown, Pa., in Eastwood’s catalog and online at www.eastwood.com and other websites from January 2015 through October 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power packs and return them to Eastwood for a full refund. Recall Date: 02/03/2016
- Lutron Roller Shades Recall: Lutron Electronics is recalling its custom-ordered made-to-measure Serenaand SIVOIA QS TRIATHLON roller shades. The window shades can become dislodged from their brackets and fall, posing an impact hazard. Model numbers QSFRJ-S2A13-B; QSFRJ-S2A13-BN; QSFRJ-S2A13-PS; QSFRJ-S2A13-PSN; SYRJ-S2A13-B; SYRJ-S2A13-BN; SYRJ-S2A13-PS; SYRJ-S2A13-PSN; SMR-S2A13; SMR-S2A13-N are included in the recall. The model numbers are printed on a white label located on the shade battery rail, the equivalent support backbone for plug-in & manual shades, or on the inside of the shade fabric wrapped head rail or valance (fascia). Affected shades have the following date codes: W45 – Y46. These codes can also be found on the white label on the side of the head rail. The letter represents the year and the number represents that week of the year (W = 2013, X = 2014, Y = 2015). For example, the code Y46 is for the manufacturing week ending on Friday 11/13/2015. The label on affected shades also contains a product family name at the top of the label – either “Serena” or “Sivoia QS Triathlon.” The majority of the shades are battery-operated and controlled by a Lutron remote control. Some of the models are plug-in and some are manual. All of the models are cordless. The shades were sold at Home Depot, Lowes, specialty window shading dealers and online at SerenaShades.com from November 2013 through November 2015. Consumers should contact Lutron immediately for instructions on inspecting their roller shades and to receive a free repair kit to prevent the shade from falling. Consumers with recalled roller shades installed on doors should contact Lutron to receive a free replacement shade. Recall Date: 02/03/2016
- Scubapro Dive Computers Recall: Scubapro is recalling its 2015 models of UWATEC Galileo Luna and Sol dive computers. A short circuit allows the dive computer’s screen to freeze or display inaccurate information, posing a risk of serious injury to a diver underwater, including decompression sickness. Galileo LUNA dive computers have serial numbers 150422 0058 001 to 150903 0338 005 and Galileo SOL dive computers have serial numbers 150423 0202 001 to 150921 0001 005. The serial number is stamped on the back of the computer and printed on a label on the product packaging. The products were sold at authorized Scubapro dealers nationwide from May 2015 through January 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dive computers and contact Scubapro to arrange for a free replacement dive computer. Recall Date: 02/02/2016
- Royal Appliance Dirt Devil Pet Vacuums Recall: This recall includes three models of the Dirt Devil Total Pet Cyclonic Upright vacuums, model UD70210, UD70210CA and UD70210RM. The vacuum’s electric cord plug prong can detach and remain in the electrical outlet when the vacuum is unplugged. The detached prong can pose an electrical shock hazard if it remains connected with the electrical outlet. The model number and manufacture date code are printed on a silver label on the back side of the vacuum. The vacuums are identical with black, gray and clear housing with red and purple trim. “Total Pet” is printed underneath the Dirt Devil logo in the center of the vacuum. Only vacuums with the first three digits of the four digit manufacture date code that begin with B14 through I15 are included in the recall. All recalled vacuums were manufactured between February 2014 and September 2015. The vacuums were sold at ABC Warehouse, Boardman Furniture, Fred’s, Walmart stores nationwide, Dirt Devil via telephone and online at www.dirtdevil.com, www.ebay.com and www.walmart.com from February 2014 through November 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vacuums and contact Dirt Devil for instructions on receiving a free replacement vacuum. Recall Date: 02/02/2016
- Microsoft Surface Pro AC Power Cords Recall: This recall involves AC power cords sold with Microsoft Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 computers before March 15, 2015. The power cords can overheat, posing fire or shock hazards. Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 devices have a black case with the product name on the back of the device toward the bottom. Surface Pro 3 computers have a silver case with “Windows 8 Pro” on the back of the device under the kickstand. This recall also involves accessory power supply units that include an AC power cord sold separately before March 15, 2015. The recalled power cords do not have a 1/8-inch sleeve on the cord on the end that connects to the power supply. The products were sold at Microsoft stores, Best Buy, Costco and other stores nationwide, and online atwww.microsoft.com, from February 2013 through March 15, 2015. Consumers should unplug and stop using the recalled power cords and contact Microsoft for a free replacement AC power cord. Recall Date: 02/02/2016
- European Natural Food & Trading Cauliflower Recall: European Natural Food & Trading Co, Inc. is recalling Brian’s Cauliflower 83 oz. due to undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Brian’s Cauliflower 83 oz. was distributed in NY, MA, CT and NJ where it reached consumers through retail stores. The product is pickled cauliflower and was sold in large clear, glass jars with the brand name Brian’s and UPC 858567002421. The expiration date is 11/28/2016. The product was shipped during 2013 and 2014. Consumers who have purchased Brian’s Cauliflower 83 oz. are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 02/01/2016
- Braga Organic Farms Pistachios Recall: Braga Organic Farms announces the voluntary recall of pistachios due to potential contamination with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The recalled nuts were distributed in retail stores in California, Oregon and Washington, and it was distributed through online sales nationwide. The product comes in a clear or green standup bag, with the date code stamped on the bottom of the bag. A list of affected products and code dates can be found here. No other Braga Organic Farms products are associated with this voluntary recall. Consumers who have purchased this recalled product should not consume it. They should destroy it or return it to the point of purchase. Recall Date: 02/01/2016
- Garden of Life Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal Products Recall: Garden of Life LLC is voluntarily withdrawing a limited quantity of its Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal Chocolate, Original, Vanilla and Vanilla Chai because they have the potential to contain Salmonella Virchow. Consumers who believe they may have a Raw Meal product affected by this recall, should look for the lot codes prominently stamped on the underside of the plastic container. The list of lots affected can be found here. Raw Meal products are distributed throughout the United States and sold at health food stores and natural grocers. If a consumer has purchased a product from any of the lot codes listed above and wishes to return it, they should return the unused portion of the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 01/29/2016
- KUL Fan Heaters Recall: CE North America LLC is recalling its KUL small, black portable fan heaters. The fan heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard. The KUL logo is printed on the front bottom of the heaters next to the power dial. The fan heater measures about 9 inches long by 5 inches wide by 10.5 inches tall. The fans weigh about two pounds. An adhesive label is on the bottom of the heater with model number “KU39229” and “Date: 0515” in the lower right-hand corner. The heaters were sold exclusively at Bed, Bath & Beyond stores nationwide and online at www.bedbathandbeyond.com from August 2015 through October 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fan heaters and contact CE North America for instructions on returning the recalled heaters with a prepaid shipping label. The firm will issue a refund check upon receipt of the returned fan heaters. Recall Date: 02/04/2016