This week saw a recall on whole wheat flour, recalls on ground beef products, recalls on GlucaGen® HypoKit®, recalls on coffee cakes, recalls on potato chips, recalls on lamb products, recalls on meat and poultry products, recalls on hot and spicy pork rinds, recalls on electric blower/vacuum/mulchers, recalls on almond butter, recalls on buoyancy control devices, recalls on ranch dressing, recalls on Hyoscyamine sulfate, recalls on recreational off-highway vehicles, recalls on ready-to-eat salads, recalls on top-loading clothes washers, recalls on bungee chairs, and recalls on Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones.
Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of September 12, 2016:
- Baker’s Scoop Whole Wheat Flour: The Morrison Milling Company has initiated a recall of The Baker’s Scoop HEB 100% Whole Wheat Flour due the possibility of the presence of soft nylon fragments of mesh resembling white hair, caused by a faulty screen at the production facility. Foodborne foreign objects, in some instances may cause injuries such as choking. The severity and type of injury a consumer might experience depends on the size and shape of the foreign object. Recalled products include items with Number 01100; size 5 lbs. (2.27Kg); UPC 4122019322; Lot Number Best By 021418 DIT 6236 and Best By 021518 DIT 6237. The potentially affected products are distributed through retail HEB supermarkets which are located in the Southwestern region of the USA. The code date information can be found on the top folded seal of the package. Consumers who have purchased the product with the above “Best By” dates before September 8, 2016 can return it to its place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 09/08/2016
- Ground Beef Products: The Paradise Valley Market, Inc. (Carnival Supermarket) is voluntarily recalling approximately 35 pounds of ground beef products that may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The lean and extra lean ground beef was produced and sold only on Sept. 1, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: 20-lbs. of 15% lean ground beef product. The product would have been packaged to order and sold at the Carnival Supermarket meat counter in reddish plastic bags with a tied knot at the top, and 15-lbs. of 7% extra lean ground beef product. FSIS and the company issued the voluntary recall over concerns that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. 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: 09/08/2016
- GlucaGen® HypoKit®: Novo Nordisk Inc. is recalling six batches of the GlucaGen® HypoKit® in the U.S. due to two customer complaints from the UK and Portugal involving detached needles on the syringe with Sterile Water for Injection (SWFI). GlucaGen® HypoKit® is indicated for the treatment of severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in patients with diabetes who are treated with insulin. A syringe with a detached needle cannot be used as prescribed. Novo Nordisk conducted an investigation which showed that a small number (0.006%) of needles could be detached from the syringe in certain batches of GlucaGen® HypoKit®. To protect patient safety, Novo Nordisk is recalling affected batches from wholesalers, pharmacies and patients in the U.S. It is estimated that out of the 71,215 pens being recalled, four pens could be defective. This recall includes GlucaGen® HypoKit® batch numbers: FS6X270, Expiry: 09/30/2017; FS6X296, Expiry: 09/30/2017; FS6X538, Expiry: 09/30/2017; FS6X597, Expiry: 09/30/2017; FS6X797, Expiry: 09/30/2017; and FS6X875, Expiry: 09/30/2017. The affected products were distributed starting February 15, 2016. Patients or caregivers should check the batch number to see if their GlucaGen® HypoKit® is affected. The batch number is printed on the GlucaGen® HypoKit® as indicated below in the red box. If you have a GlucaGen® HypoKit® with one of the above-mentioned batch numbers, call 1-888-840-1137 from Monday to Friday, between 8:30am – 6:00pm Eastern Time, to find out how to return the product. Novo Nordisk will provide reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs incurred for the purchase for your affected GlucaGen® HypoKit® with proof of purchase. If you received a GlucaGen® HypoKit® through the Novo Nordisk Patient Assistance Program, you will receive a replacement device. Novo Nordisk Inc. is notifying its distributors and customers by letter and phone and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Recall Date: 09/08/2016
- Apple Coffee Cakes: Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Apple Coffee Cakes due to the possible presence of small metal shavings. The Apple Coffee Cakes were sold at Publix bakery departments in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and the following counties in Florida: Alachua, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, DeSoto, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota. The product has a UPC of 002-19562-00000 and includes all date codes. Consumers who have purchased the product in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund. Recall Date: 09/08/2016
- No Salt Added Kettle Cooked Potato Chips: Shearer’s Foods, LLC is recalling Meijer brand 8.5 ounce packages of No Salt Added Kettle Cooked Potato Chips because they may contain undeclared soy and milk. People who have allergies to soy and/or milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled No Salt Added Kettle Cooked Potato Chips were distributed to Meijer stores throughout the Midwest from August 10, 2016 until September 8, 2016. The product comes in an 8.5 ounce bag marked the UPC # 719283595577 and with an expiration date on the package of OCT 31 2016. A total of 280 cases were affected. All 280 cases of the recalled No Salt Added Kettle Cooked Potato Chips were distributed to Meijer stores. The recall was initiated after a consumer discovered that there were Salt & Pepper Potato Chips (which contain soy and milk) in a package labeled as No Salt Added Potato Chips, which did not reveal the presence of these allergens. Subsequent investigation revealed we inadvertently added a small quantity of the Salt and Pepper potato chips into the No Salt Added packages. Customers who purchased the recalled product from Meijer’s may dispose of it or return the product to its place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 09/09/2016
- Lamb Products: PT Farm, LLC is recalling approximately 15 pounds of lamb products that may be contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The lamb products, a neck and one leg, were derived from a carcass produced on Sept. 6, 2016 and were shipped to a retail store in Somerville, Massachusetts and sold at their retail counter on Sept. 7, 2016. The problem was discovered on Sept. 7, 2016 when the establishment was notified of an E. coli positive water supply sample result and resulting “water boil” notice initiated by the North Haverhill Municipality Water Department located in North Haverhill, New Hampshire. 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: 09/09/2016
- Meat and Poultry Products: MIH Marketing and Sales is recalling approximately 662,049 pounds of various meat and poultry products that were stored under insanitary conditions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The raw chicken breast fillet, chicken thigh, chicken drum, chicken wing, and chicken tender items were produced by various federal establishments and sold at 17 retail stores located in Arkansas between April 10, 2016 and September 10, 2016. These products were in clear packages weighting approximately 5 pounds each. A complete list of retail stores in which the products were sold can be found here. In addition, various retail meat and poultry products sold at Chicken City Retail stores are being recalled. These products are in clear retail bags with a sales sticker that include the Sell-By Date between October 30, 2016 and March 19, 2017. The Chicken City Retail Stores that are recalling all meat and poultry products are located in Whitehall, AR; Jonesboro, AR; Conway, AR; Searcy, AR Marion, AR; North Little Rock, AR and Brinkley, AR. 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: 09/10/2016
- Hot and Spicy Pork Rinds: Savory Foods is recalling approximately 32,928 pounds of pork rind products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The product contains wheat, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. The Hot and Spicy Pork Rind items were produced from August 11, 2015 to August 31, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: 3.5-oz. PLASTIC BAGS containing pieces of “UTZ HOT AND SPICY PORK RINDS CHICHARRONES” with use by codes of 2475 NOV 28/15 to 2475 DEC 9/16. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 1001” printed by the USE BY DATE in the upper right hand side of the bag. These items were shipped to a distribution center in Pennsylvania. 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: 09/10/2016
- BLACK+DECKER electric blower/vacuum/mulchers: BLACK+DECKER, Inc. is recalling its electric blower/vacuum/mulchers because the fan cover can unlatch unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard. This recall involves BLACK+DECKER 3-in-1 electric blower/vacuum/mulchers with model numbers BV5600, BV6000 and BV6600. The model number and “Type 1” are printed on the name plate on the right side of the motor housing. Only “Type 1” blower/vacuum/mulchers are included in this recall. They are orange with black accents, a black fan cover and a two-speed switch. They were sold with a blower tube, a vacuum tube and a reusable collection bag. Model BV6600 also has a rake attachment. Recalled units were sold at Lowes and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from May 2013 through September 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact BLACK+DECKER for a free repair kit, which includes a replacement fan cover. Recall Date: 09/13/2016
- Almond Butter: New Seasons Market has initiated a voluntary recall of its New Seasons Market 16oz. Creamy Almond Butter because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The recall affects customers who purchased the product with best by dates of 06/16/2017, 08/15/2017 and 08/30/2017 at New Seasons’ 19 locations in Oregon, Southern Washington and Northern California. The voluntary recall is limited to products with UPC Code 406001410 and “Best By Dates” 06/16/2017, 08/15/2017, and 08/30/2017. Customers can find the UPC Code beneath the bar code on the product label and the Best-By-Date above the label on the clear plastic jar. There have been no reports of illness to date, but to ensure customer safety, New Seasons is urging customers with any peanut health concerns or allergies to return the recalled New Seasons Market Creamy Almond Butter for a full refund. Recall Date: 09/13/2016
- Buoyancy Control Devices: Huish Outdoors LLC is recalling its Zeagle brand buoyancy control devices (BCDs) because the buoyancy control devices can suddenly leak air causing a loss of flotation, posing a drowning hazard to scuba divers. This recall involves all Zeagle brand Grace and Element BCDs. BCDs are used to help a diver maintain buoyancy under water during scuba diving. The Grace model is black with light green accents and has the logo “Z/Grace” on the right side pocket and left shoulder. The words “Zeagle Sport” are on the left side pocket. The Element model is black with red accents and has the logo “Z/Element” on the right side pocket and left shoulder. The words “Zeagle Sport” are on the left side pocket. Recalled devices were sold at Authorized Zeagle dealers and online at www.zeagle.com from September 2015 through August 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled BCDs and return them to Huish Outdoors or an authorized Zeagle dealer for a free replacement. Recall Date: 09/14/2016
- Field Day Organic Ranch Dressing: Drew’s, LLC is voluntarily recalling one lot code of Field Day Organic Ranch Dressing due to product mislabeling that has resulted in an undeclared milk and egg allergen. Consumers who have severe allergies to milk and/or egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The recalled product comes in an 8 fl. oz. glass bottle with the lot code W210I, Best By date of Jan. 28, 2018, and UPC #042563600242. The lot code is located on the back of the bottle above the label. Specifically, the front label of the affected product is correctly labeled Field Day Organic Ranch Dressing, 8 fl oz. The issue is some bottles have an incorrect back label such that the contains statement does not list milk and egg as allergens. These bottles can be identified by UPC# 042563600259. Consumers can return the product to their place of purchase for a full refund. Recall Date: 09/14/2016
- Hyoscyamine sulfate: Virtus Pharmaceuticals Opco II, LLC (Virtus) is voluntarily recalling seven batches of Hyoscyamine sulfate (0.125mg) to the consumer level which include the tablet, sublingual, and orally disintegrating tablet form. A complete list of recalled tablets can be found here. This recall is being initiated due to both superpotent and subpotent test results. All of these batches were manufactured by Pharmatech LLC for distribution by Virtus throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. These products were distributed Nationwide in the U.S. and Puerto Rico starting on March 11, 2016, to distributors, hospitals, and retail pharmacies. Virtus is notifying its distributors and retailers by letter and email and is arranging for return of all recalled drug product. Consumers, distributors, and retailers that have the hyoscyamine sulfate product lots listed above should stop using/distributing and return to place of purchase. Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax. Recall Date: 09/14/2016
- Polaris Ranger Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles: Polaris Industries, Inc. is recalling its Polaris Ranger 900 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) because the heat shield can fall off the vehicle, posing fire and burn hazards to riders. This recall involves all model year 2014 Polaris Ranger XP 900, XP 900 EPS, and CREW 900 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The recalled ROVs were sold in a variety of colors and have either three or six seats and a rear box. “Ranger” is printed on the rear box, and “900” is printed on the hood of the ROVs. All 2014 Ranger 900 models and Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) are included in this recall. To check for recalled vehicles by VIN, visit www.polaris.com. Recalled vehicles were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from April 2013 through June 2014. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly. Recall Date: 09/15/2016
- OSSIE’S Brand Ready-to-Eat Salads: SM Fish Corp. is voluntarily recalling OSSIE’S brand ready-to-eat salads because they have 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. The recalled products were sold at the firm’s seven retail outlets located in New York and New Jersey between August 1, 2016 and September 9, 2016. The recalled products were packed in plastic deli containers with a UPC Code and “Best By” date codes of 8/21/16 through 10/18/16. A full list of recalled salad products can be found here. Consumers who have purchased any of the above listed products are urged not to consume them and promptly discard. Recall Date: 09/15/2016
- GE Profile™ Top-Loading Clothes Washers: GE Products is recalling its GE Profile™ top-loading clothes washers because an electrical component in the washers can overheat, posing a fire hazard. The recall involves three models of GE Profile high-efficiency top-loading clothes washers. The washers come in gold, gray and white and measure about four cubic feet. “GE Profile” is printed on the front of the washers. The model number is located on the rear cover of the washer’s backsplash, above the water valve connections. Recalled washers have the following model and serial number ranges: WPGT9350, WPGT9360, and WPGT9150 (all serial numbers included). Recalled washers were sold at Best Buy, Lowe’s, Sears, The Home Depot and other stores nationwide from June 2003 through October 2011. Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled washers and contact GE Appliances for a free repair. Recall Date: 09/15/2016
- Bungee Chairs: Big 5 Sporting Goods is recalling bungee chairs because the chair rivets can break while in use, posing a fall hazard to the consumer. This recall involves Captiva Designs bungee chairs with model number AC098 printed on the header cards of the product packages. The collapsible chair has a navy blue and teal nylon and bungee seat and black metal legs. The chair’s bungee cords are laced through the seat frame. Recalled bungee chairs were sold exclusively at Big 5 Sporting Goods stores nationwide from May 2016 through July 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bungee chairs and return them to any Big 5 Sporting Goods store for a full refund. Recall Date: 09/15/2016
- Samsung Galaxy Note7 Smartphones: Samsung Electronics America is recalling its Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones sold prior to September 15, 2016. The lithium-ion battery in the Galaxy Note7 smartphones can overheat and catch fire, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers. This recall involves the Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone sold before September 15, 2016. The recalled devices have a 5.7 inch screen and were sold in the following colors: black onyx, blue coral, gold platinum and silver titanium with a matching stylus. Samsung is printed on the top front of the phone and Galaxy Note7 is printed on the back of the phone. Recalled smartphones were sold at Wireless carriers and electronic stores nationwide, including AT&T, Best Buy, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon stores and online at www.samsung.com and other websites from August 2016 through September 2016. To determine if your phone has been recalled, locate the IMEI number on the back of the phone or the packaging, and enter the IMEI number into the online registration site www.samsung.com or call Samsung toll-free at 844-365-6197. Samsung has received 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the U.S., including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage. Consumers should immediately stop using and power down the recalled Galaxy Note7 devices purchased before September 15, 2016. Contact the wireless carrier, retail outlet or Samsung.com where you purchased your device to receive free of charge a new Galaxy Note7 with a different battery, a refund or a new replacement device. For more details, consumers may visit Samsung’s website. Recall Date: 09/15/2016