This week saw a recall on flashlights, recalls on coffee mugs, recalls on power filters, recalls on weather radios, recalls on blue cheese, recalls on smoked pink salmon, and recalls on chicken products. Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of February 29, 2016:
- Pelican Flashlights and Replacement Battery Recall: This recall involves Pelican 9410L flashlights equipped with lithium ion battery packs and replacement battery packs. The battery packs in the flashlights can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The flashlights are yellow and black. “Pelican 9410L” is printed on the front of the flashlights and on the top of the handle. The recalled flashlights have manufacturer part number 9410-021-245 or 9410-021-110 printed on the packaging. The manufacturer part number for the recalled battery pack is 9413-301-001 and is printed on a label on the battery’s shrink wrap. Only battery packs that contain green shrink wrapped cells are included in the recall. The products were sold at sports and specialty stores nationwide, online at Amazon.com and other industrial supply dealers or distributors from May 2014 through January 2016 for between $240 to $280 for the flashlights and between $50 and $70 for the replacement battery packs. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled flashlights and replacement battery packs and contact Pelican for instructions on returning the flashlights for free installation of a new battery pack or to exchange replacement battery packs that were sold separately for a new replacement battery pack. Recall Date: 03/03/2016
- Illume Ceramic Coffee Mugs Recall: Illume is recalling its 14 ounce, white ceramic coffee mugs with “Love Today” printed in gold metallic on the outside of mug. The mugs were mislabeled as microwave safe. If microwaved, the metallic print on the mug can spark, posing a fire hazard. “Microwave Safe” and “Illume” are printed on a removable label on the bottom of the mug. The mugs were sold at Target Stores nationwide and online at www.target.com between December 2015 and January 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mugs and return them to Target for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Illume for return instructions and a full refund. Recall Date: 03/02/2016
- United Pet Group Aquarium Power Filters Recall: This recall involves five models of Top Fin Power Filters. The models included in this recall are Top Fin Power Filters 10, 20, 30, 40 and 75. A conductor on the pump motor can become exposed and electrify the aquarium water, posing a shock hazard to consumers. The filters are black with a trapezoid shaped top. The words “TOP FIN” are molded into the top of the filter. The filters were also sold as part of Top Fin 5.5 and 10 gallon LED aquarium kits. The filters were sold at PetSmart stores nationwide and online from September 2015 through December 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled filters, unplug them from the power supply, remove from the aquarium, and contact United Pet Group for a free replacement power filter. Recall Date: 03/01/2016
- Ambient Weather Radios Recall: The recalled Ambient Weather radios are red and black and measure about 8 inches wide by 4 inches tall by 2 inches deep. The weather radio can overheat when plugged into an AC power outlet, posing a fire hazard. “Ambient Weather,” “AM/FM/Weather Band Radio” and “NOAA Weather Radio” are printed in white lettering on the front of the radio. The radios have a black crank handle on the back, an antenna on the top, and LED flashlight on the left side, a clip on the right side and a cable to charge a smart phone. Accessories included an AC adapter, DC converter or solar panel charger. Model number WR-333,WR-333A, WR-334-U or WR-334A-U is printed in the owner’s manual. The radios were sold at Grainger stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and AmbientWeather.com from October 2012 through June 2014. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled weather radios and contact Ambient Weather for a full refund. Consumers who received replacement AC power adapters in the previous recall are also included in this recall. Recall Date: 03/01/2016
- Whole Foods Maytag Blue Cheese Recall: Whole Foods Market in Austin, Texas is voluntarily recalling Maytag Raw Milk Blue Cheese nationally due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenesis 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 monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. The recalled cheese was sold cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap with scale labels in various weights reading “Maytag Blue Raw Milk,” “Maytag Blue” or “Maytag Iowa Blue Cheese” and with PLU numbers beginning with 293308 and “sell-by” dates of 1/20/2016 and 3/21/16. The product was sold from cheese cases in various Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. Out of an abundance of caution, Whole Foods Market is recalling the products from all of its stores nationwide. Customers who have purchased this product should discard it, and may bring their receipt into the store for a full refund. Recall Date: 02/29/2016
- Smoked Pink Salmon Recall: Loki Fish Company is voluntarily recalling two lots of Wild Smoked Pink Salmon Portions, due to a positive test result for 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. The affected Wild Smoked Pink Salmon Portions comes in a 4-7 ounce, clear plastic package. The lot 121215 5594 or 121215 5613 is found on the back of the package. Product was distributed to retail stores in Oregon and Washington, via mail order, and sold at Seattle area farmers markets. For a list of retail outlets and farmers markets that may have carried the identified product, and for other updates, please go to www.lokifish.com. Consumers who have purchased the identified product are urged not to consume and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 03/03/2016
- Namias Chicken Products Recall: Namias of Arizona, Inc., is recalling approximately 19,200 pounds of chicken products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products contain hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. The fully-cooked chicken items were produced on various dates between September 2, 2015, and March 1, 2016. The products involved in the recall are: 20-pound cases containing 5-pound bags of “Carlotta’s Kitchen CHICKEN CHILE VERDE” and 20-pound cases containing 5-pound bags of “Carlotta’s Kitchen SPORTS CHICKEN,” a chili-type entree. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-6006” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The chicken chile verde items were shipped to the company’s restaurant in Nevada. The sports chicken items were shipped to the company’s restaurants in Arizona. 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: 03/03/2016