This week saw recalls on seafood, recalls on roasters, recalls on spinach salad, recalls on ATVs, recalls on seaweed chips, recalls on catheters, recalls on coriander powder, and recalls on battery chargers. Details are below, courtesy of fda.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of October 12, 2015:
- Skipanon Canned Seafood Recall: Skipanon Brand Seafood is voluntarily recalling all lots and all sizes of all Skipanon brand seafood canned products because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. Products were distributed to wholesalers and retailers in Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington and sold to internet customers nationwide from the website skipanonbrand.com. The last date of distribution of recalled products is September 2015. A full list of products and product codes can be found here. Customers are being asked to either return the products or hold them for pickup. Customers with questions can contact Skipanon at 503-861-8277. Recall Date: 10/12/2015
- Chefs Vertical Roaster Recall: TCC Cooking Company is recalling its Chefs vertical roasters. The vertical roasters can break or shatter, posing burn and laceration hazards. The black roasters consist of a round roasting pan with handles and a removable insert. The roasters were sold at Chefscatalog.com, Cooking.com, Target.com and other online retailers from April 2014 through May 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled roasters. Consumers who purchased the roaster through Target.com should return the product to any Target store for a full refund. All other consumers should discard the product and contact TCC Cooking Company to receive a gift card equal to the purchase price. Recall Date: 10/14/2015
- Dole Spinach Salad Recall: Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of bagged salad due to a possible health risk from Salmonella. The product being recalled is Dole Spinach coded A27409B & A27409A, with an Enjoy By date of October 15 and UPC 7143000976. Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. The salads were distributed in 13 U.S. states (Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin). Dole Fresh Vegetables customer service representatives are already contacting retailers and are in the process of confirming that the recalled product is being removed from the stream of commerce. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111. Recall Date: 10/13/2015
- Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Chips Recall: New Frontier Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling six days of production of Ocean’s Halo Gluten Free Seaweed Chips produced at a third party manufacturer because of an undeclared allergen – wheat – with potential adverse health effects. The Seaweed Chips produced on the affected dates of production are being recalled because routine testing showed levels of gluten above the FDA limit for a gluten free product. Consumers with wheat allergies, Celiac disease or gluten intolerance should not consume products bearing the affected code dates and should contact New Frontier Foods for a replacement or full refund. For consumers who do not have an allergy to wheat, Celiac disease or a gluten intolerance, the products are safe to eat. This recall includes three flavors Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Chips, with the “BEST BY” dates and other information found here. Consumers requesting refunds should contact New Frontier Foods at 1-888-767-2035. Recall Date: 10/12/2015
- BRP Youth ATV Recall: BRP U.S. Inc. is recalling its Youth Model Can-Am all-terrain vehicles. The fuel filter can break and leak, posing a fire hazard. This recall is for the model years 2015 and 2016 Youth Model Can-Am DS 90 and DS 90X. The recalled vehicles have an engine size of 90 cubic centimeters. The vehicles came in black and yellow. “Can-Am DS” and the engine size are painted in white on both sides of the vehicle’s fairing. “Can-Am” appears in white letters on both sides of the seat. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a BRP dealer to schedule a free repair. BRP is notifying registered consumers directly about this recall. Recall Date: 10/12/2015
- Cook Medical Catheter Recall: Cook Medical initiated a voluntary recall for select sizes of Beacon® Tip Angiographic Catheters. This recall includes all lots of these select sizes of the Beacon® Tip Angiographic Catheters. This recall is an expansion of the voluntary lot-specific recall issued on July 2, 2015. The products include specific versions of the Torcon NB® Advantage Beacon®Tip Catheters (catalog prefix HNBR4.0, HNBR4.1 and only HNBR5.0 with the RUC suffix), Royal Flush® Plus Beacon®Tip High-Flow Catheters (catalog prefix HNR4.0), and Slip-Cath® Beacon® Tip Hydrophilic Catheters (catalog prefix SCBR4.0, SCBR4.1, and only SCBR5.0 with the RUC suffix), and Shuttle®Select Slip-Cath® catheters (catalog prefix SCBR4.5). The Beacon Tip Angiographic Catheters have been found to exhibit tip splitting or separation, which has resulted in 42 Medical Device Reports. Tip splitting has the potential to lead to loss of device function. Tip separation may require medical intervention to retrieve a separated segment or, if not retrieved, has the potential to occlude blood flow to end organs. The Beacon Tip Angiographic Catheters in this recall were distributed globally between September 2012 and September 2015. The Products can be identified by the part number provided on the outer package product label. Cook Medical has notified its customers and distributors by recall notification letters. The letters requested that all customers and distributors quarantine and discontinue use of all potentially affected units and return the affected product to the company as soon as possible for credit. Consumers with questions may contact Cook Medical Customer Relations at 1-800-457-4500 or 1-812-339- 2235. Recall Date: 10/9/2015
- Down To Earth Coriander Powder Recall: Nijay International, Inc. is recalling eight cases of Down to Earth Organic Coriander Powder, because it has the potential to 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. Down to Earth Organic Coriander Powder, batch # 1404D25 with a best before date of 05/24/2015 was distributed to retail stores in Dallas, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas. The product is packaged in 7 oz. transparent, green plastic bags. Consumers who have purchased Down to Earth Organic Coriander Powder are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1 (714) 602-6123. Recall Date: 10/14/2015
- Horizon Hobby Battery Charger Recall: Horizon Hobby stores are recalling their EFLC1105 E-flite Ultra Micro-4, 4x9W, AC/DC Battery Charger from E-flite. The chargers can overcharge the batteries and overheat, which could result in a fire, property damage and injury. The charger is blue with a gray, black and blue faceplate with white and black type. “E-flite Celectra UMX-$ Battery Charger” is printed across the center of the charger. The product was sold exclusively at Horizon Hobby stores nationwide and online at www.HorizonHobby.com from March 2015 through June 2015. Consumers should stop using the recalled chargers immediately and contact Horizon Hobby for a replacement charger. Recall Date: 10/15/2015