This week saw recalls on snowmobiles, recalls on roman shades, recalls on celery, recalls on riding mowers, recalls on glass jar candles, recalls on frothers, recalls on pet chew bones, and recalls on ear plug jewelry. Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of November 23, 2015:
- BRP Ski-Doo Snowmobiles Recall: This recall involves 68 models of 2016 Ski-Doo snowmobiles equipped with a 600 HO E-TEC engine or an 800R E-TEC engine. Internal damage to the fuel hose can cause a leak, posing a fire hazard. The VIN is scribed on the vehicle description decal, which is located on the right hand side of the tunnel. The vehicles came in various colors. The products were sold at Ski-Doo dealers nationwide from September 2015 to November 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact BRP to schedule a free repair. BRP is notifying registered consumers directly about this recall. Recall Date: 11/24/2015
- Lutron Electronics Roman Shades Recall: This recall involves hobbled-style, motorized or manual, custom-made Roman shades. Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed ribbon (hobble tape) and the fabric on the backside of the shade or when a child pulls the tape out and wraps it around his/her neck. The shades were made out of fabric mounted on a metal frame, manufactured between December 17, 2009 and July 23, 2015. Each shade has two to six vertical mesh lift bands that are 8 inches wide, secured by lift band clamps at the bottom of the shade, and a 1-inch wide vertical hobble tape running the length of the shade. Lutron Electronics Inc. and the manufacture date appear on a white label on the shade tube at the top of the shade; which can be located when the shade is fully extended. Consumers should contact Lutron Electronics if the label cannot be located. The products were sold at 54 Electric (formerly, Pfeiffer Electric), Bekins, Burgin Drapery Workroom, Don Fillers & Associates (DFA), Rosenburg Power Window Treatments and other residential window shading dealers from December 2009 through July 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Roman shades and contact Lutron Electronics for a full refund or a free replacement shade. Recall Date: 11/24/2015
- CocoaVia Frothers Recall: Mars Symbioscience is recalling its CocoaVia brand brown frothers used to froth beverages, including coffee and milk. The spring on the end of the frothers can detach from the metal wand, posing ingestion and choking hazards. The spring on the end of the wand spins to froth the drink. The frothers were distributed free at promotional events. The frothers are brown, “CocoaVia” is printed on the side in white lettering and they measure about eight inches long. This recall only involves CocoaVia brand frothers that are brown in color. These products were given away free at promotional events at King Soopers supermarket in Colorado in September 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled frothers, remove the batteries and contact Mars Symbioscience to return the frothers for a coupon towards the purchase of CocoaVia products. The firm is providing pre-addressed return envelopes for consumers to return the frothers to the firm for disposal. Recall Date: 11/24/2015
- SalesOne Ear Plug Jewelry Recall: SalesOne International is recalling ear plug jewelry that is designed to be inserted into a pierced ear lobe and used to stretch the piercing in the ear lobe. The ear plug jewelry contains a coin-cell battery that lights up a decorative pattern. Battery acid can leak from ear plug jewelry’s battery, posing a burn hazard to consumers. The ear plugs have a diamond logo on the front and come in the colors black/white and black/red. They were sold in sizes 00, 0, ½, 5/8, 7/16 and 9/16. The products were sold exclusively at Spencer Gifts stores nationwide from November 2014 through February 2015. Consumers should immediately stop wearing the recalled ear plug jewelry and contact SalesOne for a full refund or replacement ear plug that does not contain a battery and does not light up. Recall Date: 11/24/2015
- Toro TimeCutter Riding Mowers Recall: The Toro Company is recalling its TimerCutter riding mowers because the fuel filters on the mowers can become brittle and fracture, allowing fuel to leak and posing a fire hazard. The 2015 TimeCutter riding mowers are red and black, with a gray seat. “TORO” is printed on the front and sides of the mower. A black and white “TIMECUTTER” decal is located in front of the operator seat. The model number and serial number are located on a decal affixed to the frame, under the seat. The models subject to this recall can be found here. The mowers were sold at Home Depot and other hardware, lawn and garden stores nationwide from November 2014 through October 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact the nearest Toro dealer to schedule a free repair. Consumers with registered machines will receive a letter and a fuel filter, and may contact a Toro Dealer if they are uncomfortable with the replacement procedure. Recall Date: 11/24/2015
- Exmark Quest Riding Mowers Recall: Exmark Manufacturing Co. Inc. is recalling its 2015 Quest riding mowers due to the fuel filters on the mowers can become brittle and fractured, allowing fuel to leak and posing a fire hazard. The riding mowers are red black, and gray. “Exmark” is printed on the sides and in front of the operator seat. “Quest” is printed on the front of the riding mowers. The model number and serial number are located on a decal affixed to the frame, under the seat. The recalled mode number is QTS 452 CEM 34200. Quest mower has serial numbers ranging from 315606482 to 315628458. The mowers were sold at hardware, lawn and garden stores nationwide from November 2014 through October 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact an Exmark dealer to schedule a free repair. Consumers with registered mowers will receive a letter and a fuel filter, and may contact an Exmark Dealer if they are uncomfortable with the replacement procedure. Recall Date: 11/24/2015
- MVP Group Glass Jar Candles Recall: MVP Group is recalling its glass jar candles with lids. The glass lid can break when the jar is being opened, posing a laceration hazard. The glass jar candles have glass lids and weigh about 18 oz. They were sold under various brand names, scents and colors. The full list can be found here. The candles were sold at Big Lots, Dollar General and Family Dollar stores between February 2015 and November 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and call MVP to arrange for a full refund. If jars are unopened, consumers should not attempt to open them. Recall Date: 11/24/2015
- Taylor Farms Celery Recall: Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. is recalling the products listed here because they may include celery which could potentially contain E. coli 0157:H7. The products are being recalled out of an abundance of caution due to a Celery and Onion Diced Blend testing positive for E. coli 0157:H7 in a sample taken by the Montana Department of Health. The Celery and Onion Diced Blend tested by the state of Montana was used in a Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad that has been linked to a multi-state E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak. Customers who have any of these recalled products are urged to discard the affected products. Recall Date: 11/26/2015
- Blue Buffalo Wild Chews Bones Recall: Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one production lot of Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chews Bones. This is being done in an abundance of caution, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. The product was distributed starting November 19, 2015, in PetSmart stores located in the following 9 states: California, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. The recalled product comes individually shrink-wrapped in plastic with the UPC number 840243110087 printed on a sticker affixed to the product, and an expiration date of November 4, 2017, printed as “exp 110417” on the shrink-wrap. Consumers should look at the UPC Code and expiration date on the product package to determine if it is subject to the voluntary recall. Routine testing at the manufacturing site revealed the presence of Salmonella in the product. No illnesses have been reported to date and no other Blue Buffalo products are affected. Consumers who have purchased the product subject to this recall are urged to dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase for full refund. Recall Date: 11/25/2015