This week saw a recall on artificial poinsettias, recalls on holiday paper boxes, recalls on travel adapter kits and plugs, recalls on cheese, recalls on chicken salad, recalls on meatball soup, recalls on snowboard boots, recalls on backyard zipline kits, recalls on girls’ coats, recalls on chairs, recalls on pistachios and recalls on bicycle forks. Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of February 15, 2016:
- Michaels Artificial Poinsettias Recall: Michaels Stores is recalling its Ashland artificial poinsettia flowers sold in single stems and bushes. Mold can be present on the stems and bushes, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in consumers with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold. The poinsettia has red leaves, green stems and gold-colored accents in the center of the leaves. A label affixed to the stem at purchase has SKU number 426830 on the single stem and SKU number 424066 on the bush. The Ashland logo is printed on a sticker attached to the product. The poinsettias were sold exclusively at Michaels stores nationwide from October 2015 through November 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the poinsettia flowers and return them to any Michaels store for a full refund. Recall Date: 02/17/2016
- Michaels Holiday Paper Boxes Recall: Michaels Stores is recalling its Ashland gift and storage cardboard boxes covered in decorative paper. Mold can be present on the boxes, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in consumers with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold. The boxes were sold in nine themes and have ribbon, burlap and other embellishments. Each of the three shapes of boxes, circle, square and rectangle were sold in three sizes, small, medium and large. Boxes with the following SKU numbers are included in the recall: 434397, 434398, 434399, 434458, 434459, 434460, 434465, 434467, 434468, 434470, 434471, 434472, 434474, 434475, 434476, 434479, 434480, 434481, 484483, 434484, 434485, 434487, 434488, 434489, 434490, 434492, and 434493. “Ashland” and the SKU number can be found a label affixed to the underside of each box. The boxes were sold exclusively at Michaels stores nationwide from October 2015 through November 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the paper boxes and return them to any Michaels store for a full refund. Recall Date: 02/17/2016
- Apple Travel Adapter Kits and Plugs Recall: This recall involves Apple World Travel Adapter Kits and wall plug adapters. The kits contain three-prong and two-prong AC wall plug adapters that fit different electrical outlets worldwide. The two-prong wall plug adapters for Australia/New Zealand/Argentina, Brazil, Continental Europe and Korea can break and expose the metal portion of the adapter, posing an electric shock risk. The recalled adapters were made for use in Australia/New Zealand/Argentina, Brazil, Continental Europe and Korea and were also sold with Mac computers and iOS devices. The recalled wall plug adapters have either four or five letters or numbers, or no markings on the inside slot where the wall plug adapter attaches to the main power adapter. Redesigned adapters have a three-letter regional code in the slot (EUR, ARG, KOR, AUS or BRA). The products were sold at Apple stores and other home electronics stores, and online at Apple.com from January 2003 through January 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wall plug adapters and contact Apple for free replacement adapters. Recall Date: 02/18/2016
- Forever Cheese Mitica Brand Pecorino Cheese Recall: Forever Cheese Inc., is recalling 40 cases of Mitica brand Pecorino Aged Cheese in Walnut Leaves (Pecorino Foglie di Noci) from one specific production code because it has 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. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. The imported Mitica brand Pecorino Aged in Walnut Leaves was shipped to distributors between January 27 and February 3, 2016. The imported cheese was further sold to retailers and restaurants located in Los Angeles, California, Cleveland, Ohio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New York, Colorado, Vermont, Virginia, Florida and Connecticut. The cheese in question, Mitica brand Pecorino Aged in Walnut Leaves, is from one production code NOC15313 (found on shipping case only) and invoiced as Lot X2537 which the retailer or distributor would be familiar with. Each shipping case contains 2 wheels of varying weights; each wheel weighs a minimum of 2 lbs. The Mitica brand Pecorino Aged in Walnut Leaves cheese has a natural grayish rind, and will be labeled at the point of sale at the retail level or on a restaurant menu. Each and every distributor and retailer has been contacted in an effort to recall any and all remaining product in the marketplace. Consumers should not consume the imported Mitica brand Pecorino Aged in Walnut Leaves cheese. Consumers that believe they have purchased the affected product should contact their retailer or the manufacturer for a full refund. Recall Date: 02/16/2016
- Winter Gardens Quality Foods Chicken Salad Products Recall: Winter Gardens Quality Foods Inc., is recalling approximately 3,710 pounds of chicken salad products that may be contaminated with extraneous plastic materials. The chicken salad items were produced on various dates between January 28 and February 11, 2016. The recalled products are: 10-lb. bulk plastic tubs containing “SOUTHWEST CHICKEN SALAD” with “USE BY” dates “2/18/16,” “2/19/16,” “2/23/16,” “2/25/16,” “2/26/16,” and “3/3/16.” The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-9815” inside the USDA mark of inspection and case code “2444.” These items were shipped to a distributor in Pennsylvania for further processing and distribution. 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: 02/16/2016
- Canyon Creek Meatball Soup Recall: Canyon Creek Soup Co., is recalling approximately 7,275 pounds of meatball soup products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists. The soup kit containing broth with meatballs, rice noodles, sriracha packets, and hoisin packets were imported on January 29, 2016. The recalled products are: 291 Cases – containing ten 2.56 lb. plastic soup package kits labeled “Vietnamese inspired Pho Bo Vein” containing broth with meatballs, rice noodles, sriracha packets, and hoisin packets bearing package code 16AL20 or 16AL24. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 422” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail outlets in California. 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: 02/13/2016
- Boa Snowboard Boots Recall: Boa Technology Inc., is recalling its snowboard boots with the M3v2 secondary reel dials, which are used to adjust the fit at the forefoot and tongue of the boots. The secondary reel can become stuck in the open position, causing the fit at the forefoot of the boot or tongue to loosen and posing a fall hazard. This recall involves all sizes and colors of snowboard boot brand models containing the M3v2 reel. The full list may be found here. If the M3v2 reel has an adhesive sticker dot on the front, then the recalled dial has already been replaced and nothing further needs to be done. The boots were sold at REI and other retailers nationwide and online, including at REI.com and Backcountry.com, from June 2015 through October 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the snowboard boots and contact the retailer where the boots were purchased or Boa for a free repair kit. Free replacement reels and a repair tool will be provided with instructions. Recall Date: 02/18/2016
- BYA Sports Skyline Backyard Zipline Kits Recall: This recall involves BYA Sports Skyline backyard zipline kits sold in 60-, 75- and 90-foot cable lengths. A crimp in the zipline can fail allowing the cable to pull free or become slack while in use, posing a fall hazard to the user. The kits were sold in camouflage packaging containing a main cable, trolley, short cable, turnbuckle and u-clamps. The following bar codes are found on the bottom left side of the packaging: 7456111220012 (60-ft.), 7456111220029 (75-ft.), and 7456111220036 (90 ft.). The BYA logo and “Skyline (60, 75 or) 90 Zipline Kit” are printed on the front of the packaging. The kits were sold at REI and other sporting goods stores nationwide and online at promotive.com from August 2013 through July 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled zipline kits and contact BYA Sports for a free replacement kit. Recall Date: 02/18/2016
- J. Crew Girls’ Coats Recall: J. Crew Group Inc., is recalling its Crewcuts brand girls’ puffer coats in dark wine (maroon), navy (blue), and sun washed peony (pink) colors. The buttons on the front of the coat can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The coats are padded with geometric squares with six buttons down the front of the coat. There is a faux fur trim lining the hood and the coats were sold in girls sizes 2-14. Only coats with style number C9048 and PO numbers: 5055794, 5056319, 50565325, 8053606, 8053098 or 8053603 are included in the recall. The style and PO number are printed on a care label sewn into the inside seam of the coats along with “FA 15” or “HO 15.” The coats were sold at J. Crew and Crewcuts stores nationwide, the J. Crew catalog and online atwww.jcrew.com from August 2015 through January 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coats and return them to J. Crew or Crewcuts stores for a full refund. Online purchasers will receive email notifications with instructions for returning the coats for a full refund including a postage-paid shipping label. J. Crew is contacting known purchasers directly. Recall Date: 02/18/2016
- Raynor Office Chairs Recall: Raynor Marketing LTD., is recalling its Eurotech Lume office chairs. The chair seat can detach, posing a fall hazard to consumers. The black, mesh mid-back, adjustable chairs have a black base with five wheels. Item number MF2500 and the date of manufacture in YY/MM/DD format are printed on a label located on the underside of the seat. The chairs were sold at Davies Office in New York and Office Furniture Depot stores in New Jersey and by other independent distributors from January 2015 through November 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact Raynor to receive a full refund. Recall Date: 02/18/2016
- ENVE Bicycle Forks Recall: This recall involves ENVE Carbon Fiber Road Fork 2.0 Disc 1.25” taper models. The left leg of the bicycle fork can crack above the disc brake mount, posing a fall hazard. The bicycle forks included in this recall have serial numbers beginning with: VCT1406, VCT1410, VCT1411, VCT1501, VCT1502, VCT1503, VCT1505, VCT1506, VCT1507, VCT1508, VCT1509 and VCT1510. The serial number is located on the black steerer tube. The recalled products were sold at authorized ENVE dealers nationwide and online from June 2014 through December 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled forks and contact ENVE for a full refund or a substitute Road Fork 2.0 Disc 1.5” taper model and appropriate headset replacement. ENVE is contacting consumers who purchased the bicycle forks directly. Recall Date: 02/18/2016
- Lipari Foods Pistachio Products Recall: Lipari Foods, LLC., has issued a voluntary recall of various raw pistachio products packaged by sister company JLM due to a potential Salmonella risk. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The products were distributed to food service and retail stores throughout Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin and West Virginia. Products were distributed under the following brand names: Blue Goose Market, Hollywood Market, Market Fresh Fine Foods, Roger’s Foodland, Marv & Alison’s Marketplace, Long Lake Market, Martin’s, Holiday Market, The Purple Onion, Trentwood Farms, Angeli Foods, Market Square, Village Food Market, Martha’s Vineyard, Remke Market or as a generic product without branding. The list of affected products may be found here. Consumers who have purchased this recalled product should not consume it. They should return it to the point of purchase. Recall Date: 02/16/2016