This week saw a recall on gas boilers, recalls on stoves, recalls on coffee beans, recalls on hummus wraps, recalls on macadamia nuts, recalls on cumin powder, recalls on tartar sauce, recalls on chicken salad, and recalls on pork products. Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of February 22, 2016:
- Viessmann Gas Boilers Recall: Viessmann Manufacturing is recalling its Vitodens 200-W condensing gas boilers used for residential use. The boiler can overheat and emit flue gases into the venting system and carbon monoxide can leak throughout the residence, posing a fire and carbon monoxide hazard to consumers. These wall hung units are housed in a white metal box that measures about 43.5 inches tall by 19 inches wide by 21 inches deep. There are two models: B2HB-45 and B2HB-57 included in this recall. The name “Vitodens” and “Viessmann” are printed on the label on the outside of the boiler box. The product name and model number can be found on the boiler rating plate located on the left side of the white boiler cover. The serial number can be found on a separate label under the boiler cover or on the left hand side of the unit. Recalled boilers do not have a blue dot with a handwritten data label on it. The serial numbers of the recalled products may be found here. The boilers were sold at heating and plumbing contractors or wholesalers to consumers nationwide from September 2015 through December 2015. Consumers with recalled boilers should immediately contact the installer or distributor to schedule a free boiler safety inspection and repair. Consumers who continue using the boilers while awaiting repair, should have working smoke and carbon alarms throughout their homes. Recall Date: 02/25/2016
- England Stoves Recall: England’s Stove Works Inc. is recalling its Smartstove free standing pellet stoves, with model number 55-SHSSP01 and serial numbers ranging from 101 through 2513. Smoke can build up inside the firebox due to ash accumulation and the glass in the door can break, posing a laceration hazard. The cast iron pellet stove is about 36 inches high, 24 ½ inches wide, 24 inches deep and has a black satin finish. It has an arched glass door on the front with vents above the door. The Smartstove logo appears on the stove’s control panel. The model and serial numbers are located on a black plate on the top right hand corner on the back of the stove. The stoves were sold at Lowe’s and specialty hardware stores nationwide and online at www.lowes.com from September 2015 through December 2015. Consumers should stop using the unit until repaired and contact the firm to receive a free repair kit and installation instructions. Recall Date: 02/24/2016
- Lipari Dark Chocolate Coffee Beans Recall: Lipari Foods LLC has issued a voluntary recall of dark chocolate covered coffee beans packaged by sister company JLM due to an undeclared allergen of tree nuts (almonds). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The products are safe for consumption by those who do not have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds. The products were distributed to retail stores throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin and West Virginia. The products were distributed under the following brand names; Angeli Foods, Harding’s Markets, Goosberries Fresh Food Market, Martha’s Vineyard, Hollywood Market, Daniels Foods, Snook’s Butcher Shoppe, Martin’s, Holiday Market, The Purple Onion, Remke Market or as generic product without branding. The full list of lot numbers can 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: 02/23/2016
- Flying Food Group Hummus Wraps Recall: Flying Food Group, LLC is recalling approximately 1,006 pounds of Edamame Hummus Wrap products due to adulteration and misbranding. The Edamame Hummus Wrap products are mislabeled and may contain Thai Style Chicken Peanut Wraps, which are formulated with peanuts and tree nuts, known allergens not declared on the product label. The Edamame Hummus Wrap products were assembled on Feb. 16, 2016, and are stamped with an ENJOY BY 02/19 date. The product involved in the recall is a 6.8-oz. container of Starbucks brand “Edamame Hummus Wrap. These items were distributed to retail locations in Texas and Oklahoma. 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: 02/19/2016
- Marathon Ventures Macadamia Nuts Recall: Marathon Ventures, Inc. announced today that it is voluntarily recalling various retail and bulk packages containing raw macadamia nuts as a precautionary measure because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. The recalled products were sold between July 2, 2015 and February 3, 2016, through grocery, foodservice, other retail outlets, and direct mail orders via company website nationwide. A detailed list of the affected brands may be found here. Consumers who have purchased the items listed in this recall should not consume them and should return them to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement. Recall Date: 02/23/2016
- Best Foods Deer Brand Cumin Powder Recall: Best Foods Inc. is recalling its 7 ounce packages and 14 ounce packages of Deer brand Cumin Powder because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled packages of Deer brand Cumin Powder were distributed in NY, CT, NJ, MA, PA, DE and VA and have reached consumers through retail stores. The product comes in a clear and yellow plastic package, with no expiration dates and lots number. Seven ounce packages are marked with UPC number 714760027497and the 14 ounce packages are marked with UPC number 714760027503. Consumers who have purchased 7 ounce and 14 ounce packages of Deer brand Cumin Powder are urged to return them to the place of purchase for full refund. Recall Date: 02/22/2016
- H-E-B Tartar Sauce Recall: Fresh Creative Foods is recalling 8 oz. containers of H-E-B Tartar Sauce due to an undeclared fish (anchovy) allergen. Some plastic tubs have the correctly labeled Cocktail Sauce lid with a container labeled as Tartar Sauce when the actual contents are Cocktail Sauce. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to fish run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product. The affected product would have been purchased from an H-E-B Seafood Department in a clear 8 oz. container and lid with a “use by” date of 04/19/2016 on the bottom and a UPC of 41220 33244 on the side. The product was distributed to H-E-B stores in Texas. 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: 02/21/2016
- Sally Sherman Foods Chicken Salad Products Recall: Sally Sherman Foods is recalling approximately 3,004 pounds of various chicken products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. The chicken salad items were produced on various dates between February 2-18, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:
- 4-lb. Plastic container of Sally Sherman “Spa Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt,” with a packaging date of Feb. 2, 9, 11, and 18, 2016 and a case code of N-026, N-096, N-114, and N-184.
- 4-lb. Plastic container of Sally Sherman “Chicken Salad All White Meat,” with a packaging date of Feb. 2, 4, 11, and 18, 2016 and a case code of N-026, N-044, N-114, and N184.
- 4-lb. Plastic container of Sally Sherman “Deluxe Chicken Salad All White Meat,” with a packaging date of Feb. 4, 11, and 18, 2016 and a case code of N-044, N-114, and N184.
- 4-lb. Plastic container of Sally Sherman “Farmcrest Chicken Salad,” with a packaging date of Feb. 2, 4, 9, 11, and 18, 2016 and a case code of N-184, N-114, N-026, N-044, and N-096.
- 4-lb. Plastic container of Sally Sherman “Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad,” with a packaging date of Feb. 4, 9, 11, and 18, 2016 and a case code of, N-044, N-096 N-114, and N-184.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-4400” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributor locations in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected. 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: 02/25/2016
- Gyoza Dumplings with Beef Recall: Ajinomoto Windsor Inc. is recalling approximately 6,000 pounds of pork products due to misbranding. The product is labeled as beef, but contains pork, which is not declared on the product label. The pork dumpling item was produced on December 6, 2015. This recall involves 4-lb. plastic bag packages of “Shirakiku Gyoza Dumplings with Beef” with a best if used by date of June 6, 2017. The product subject to recall bears establishment number “Est. 18356” inside the USDA mark of inspection. This item was shipped to institutional and retail locations nationwide. Recall Date: 02/23/2016