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Cheryl's recalls Buttercream Frosted Cinnamon Pumpkin cookies

The product contains peanuts, an allergen not declared on the label

Cheryl’s of Westerville, Ohio, is recalling 10,588 individually wrapped 1.6 oz. Buttercream Frosted Cinnamon Pumpkin cookies because the wrapper may not sp...

PhotoCheryl’s of Westerville, Ohio, is recalling 10,588 individually wrapped 1.6 oz. Buttercream Frosted Cinnamon Pumpkin cookies because the wrapper may not specifically state that the cookie contains peanuts, a known allergen. No illnesses have been reported to date.

An investigation revealed that some of the packages of Buttercream Frosted Cinnamon Pumpkin cookies actually contained Fudge Buttercream Frosted Peanut Butter cookie. However, the wrappers of all of the 1.6 oz. Buttercream Frosted Cinnamon Pumpkin cookies do contain the following allergen statement: “Produced in a plant that also handles Peanuts and Treenuts”.

The recalled cookies were sold at Cheryl’s retail stores in Columbus and Dayton, Ohio, and nationwide via Cheryl’s website during April and May, 2013, and contain “Lot No.: 88 13 1” on the packaging wrapper.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled cookies should dispose of them and contact Cheryl’s for a full refund and a complimentary $20 “Saving Pass” for use with qualified future purchases.

Consumer with questions may contact Joseph Pittito at 516-237-6131(Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm EDT).

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'Chicken Dance' Easter Chicks recalled

The music volume has the potential to be a hearing damage hazard

Fred Meyer, Inc., of Portland, Ore., is recalling about 1,000 Dan-Dee “Chicken Dance” Tap Dance Easter Chicks. The toy’s music can reach decibel levels th...

PhotoFred Meyer, Inc., of Portland, Ore., is recalling about 1,000 Dan-Dee “Chicken Dance” Tap Dance Easter Chicks.

The toy’s music can reach decibel levels that exceed ASTM F963 standard, posing a hearing damage hazard. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The recalled toy is a yellow chick in a furry multi-colored Easter egg shell that has a shell top with bunny ears and bright orange feet and nose. It has a music player and is approximately 9.5 inches tall. The chick plays music and dances when the left wing is squeezed. The sewn-on label reads “DanDee Collector’s Choice” and also has the manufacture date and batch number printed, as follows: 11/2012 120613670.

The toy, manufactured in China, was sold at select Fred Meyer stores in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska from February to March 2013 for about $20.

Consumers should immediately stop using the toy and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumers may contact Fred Meyer toll free at (888) 247-4439 from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. PT Monday through Friday and from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PT on Saturdays and Sundays, press 3 and then 1 to speak to a representative.

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Teavana recalls glass tea tumblers

Unexpected shattering poses laceration and burn hazards

Teavana Corporation of Atlanta, Ga., is recalling about 468,000 Teavana glass tea tumblers. The glass tea tumblers can break or shatter unexpectedly, posi...

PhotoTeavana Corporation of Atlanta, Ga., is recalling about 468,000 Teavana glass tea tumblers.

The glass tea tumblers can break or shatter unexpectedly, posing laceration and burn hazards. The company has received approximately 302 reports of the glass breaking or shattering, including six reports of lacerations and burns when the tumblers broke during use. Injuries include cut fingers and legs and burned toes.

The glass tea tumblers are double-walled beverage glasses. Most models have removable stainless steel tea infuser baskets, removable lids, and ornamental etchings on the inner wall. The tumblers were packaged in color-coordinated cylindrical packages with the SKU number and UPC code found on a sticker on the bottom of the package. Some of the models with a lid were sold as part of a tea gift set. Only one model was sold without a lid or tea infuser basket and was sold in a set of four glasses. The products come in the following model names, SKU/product codes and UPC codes: 

MODEL NAME

SKU/PRODUCT CODE

UPC CODE

Akira Travel RED 14 oz.

30921 600 014

10005650

Clouds Travel CPR 14 oz.

31253 219 014

10006051

Flourish Iced Tea Glasses 12 oz.

(sold as set, 4 no-lid glasses)

30123 000 012

 

10005006

Harmony Glass Double Wall 11 oz.

 

TI-DBL TBUL-350

10004174

Izmir Travel GRN 14 oz.

30922 300 014

10005651

Lotus Travel PUR 14 oz.

31254 500 014

10006052

Rhapsody Glass Double Wall 16 oz.

 

TI-DBL TBUL-500

10004248

Six Dragons Double Wall 11 oz.

10004568 000 011

10004568      

Six Dragons Double Wall 16 oz.

10004568 000 016

10004569

Symphony Double Wall 8 oz.

 

ET-TEATUMB

10003652

 

Tamira Travel BLU 14 oz.

30920 400 014

10005649

TEA SETS:

 

 

Imperial Blooming Collection Tea Sets
with 2 Harmony 11oz.Tumblers

30331 000 000

10004033

Imperial Blooming Collection Tea Sets

with 2 Symphony 8 oz. Tumblers

ET BLOOMGIFT

10003651

The tumblers, manufactured in China, were sold at Teavana stores and online at Teavana.com from August 2007 through May 2013 for about $15 to $33 for the individual tumblers, for about $40 for the Flourish Iced Tea Glasses Sets and for about $80 to $100 for the Imperial Blooming Collection Tea Sets.

Consumers should immediately stop using the glass tea tumblers and return them to a Teavana store location (except for three stores; Columbia Mall, Columbia, Md.; Dallas Fort Worth Airport, Arlington, Texas; or Galleria Mall, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) for a free replacement metallic tea tumbler and a complimentary 2 oz. package of Opus Rouge Rooibos Tea. Consumers returning tumblers or glasses sold as part of sets will receive a replacement tumbler and package of tea for each tumbler or glass in that set. Consumers may also mail the tumblers or glasses to Teavana by calling the company and requesting a pre-paid mailer that will be sent at no cost to the consumer for returning the recalled tumblers or glasses. A free replacement metallic tumbler plus the complimentary tea will be sent at no charge upon receipt of the returned tumblers or glasses.

Consumers may contact Teavana toll-free at (877) 261-1509 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (or other times to leave a message).

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Fruit Treasure recalls fresh Thai peppers

The peppers have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella

Fruit Treasure of Chula Vista, Calif., is recalling 43 boxes (25lb) of fresh Thai peppers, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonel...

PhotoFruit Treasure of Chula Vista, Calif., is recalling 43 boxes (25lb) of fresh Thai peppers, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recalled fresh Thai peppers were distributed on April 7, 2013, to April 10, 2013, to retail markets in California.

The product comes in a 25lb white wax box with a logo that says “JAMMIN PEPPERS”.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing revealed the presence of Salmonella in some 25 lb boxes of Thai peppers.

Production of the product has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation as to the source of the problem.

Customers who have purchased the peppers are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-619-365-7110 between 8am and 6pm PST.

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Lightlife Farmer’s Market Veggie Burgers recalled

The burgers may contain may contain an undeclared allergen -- milk

Lightlife Foods is recalling a limited number of packages of its Lightlife Farmer’s Market Veggie Burgers. Certain packages of the burgers may have inadv...

PhotoLightlife Foods is recalling a limited number of packages of its Lightlife Farmer’s Market Veggie Burgers.

Certain packages of the burgers may have inadvertently been filled with Lightlife Kick’n Black Bean Burgers, which contain an allergen -- milk -- which is not declared on the label. The product was shipped to food stores and distributors nationwide. There have been no illnesses reported to date.

The affected product is packaged in 12.0-ounce, 4-count light blue bags with a Lightlife logo and picture of the veggie burger product on the front panel. This voluntary recall is limited to Lightlife Farmer’s Market Veggie Burgers in 12.0-ounce, 4-count light blue bags bearing the following UPC code and Best if Used By dates only:

  • Lightlife Farmer’s Market Veggie Burgers 12.0-ounce, 4-count packages; Unit UPC: 4345480525; Lot Codes: 5483220300, 5483221700; Best if Used By Dates: JULY 16 2013, JULY 30 2013

Both the UPC code and Best if Used By dates are printed on the back of each bag, in the lower right corner. No other Lightlife products are affected.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product should discard it and contact Lightlife Foods for product replacement or questions at 866-484-9623, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Pottery Barn Kids recalls Sweet Lambie crib bumpers

The product can pose an entanglement hazard to infants

Pottery Barn Kids, a division of Williams-Sonoma of San Francisco, is recalling about 12,000 Sweet Lambie crib bumpers The thread in the decorative stitch...

PhotoPottery Barn Kids, a division of Williams-Sonoma of San Francisco, is recalling about 12,000 Sweet Lambie crib bumpers

The thread in the decorative stitching on the bumper can loosen, posing an entanglement hazard to infants. The firm has received two reports of the decorative stitching coming loose and entangling children, including reports of the thread wrapping around a child’s neck. No serious injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Pottery Barn Kids Sweet Lambie Bumpers manufactured from April 2009 through July 2012. The cotton bumpers are padded and fit standard cribs. Lambs in grass and lambs with trees are embroidered on the interior and exterior of the bumpers. They were available in the colors pink, blue and ivory/oatmeal. Model number “708859,” “708917” or “7988348” and “Sweet Lambie Bumper” appear on a tag fastened to the bottom edge of the bumpers. The date of manufacture in MM/YYYY format is printed on a tag attached to the bumper near the model number tag.

The crib bumpers, manufactured in China were sold at Pottery Barn Kids stores and catalogs and Pottery Barn Outlet stores nationwide, and online at potterybarnkids.com from April 2009 through July 2012 for between $129 and $149.

Consumers should immediately check the tag on the bumper for the month and year of manufacture and stop using the bumper if the date is 04/2009 through 07/2012. Consumers with recalled bumpers should contact Pottery Barn Kids for instructions on how to return the bumpers to receive a gift card in the amount of a full refund or a replacement bumper and to receive free return shipping for recalled bumpers.

Consumers may contact Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at (855) 323-5138, from 7 a.m. to midnight ET daily.

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H&M tries to round up remaining recalled children's water bottles

Company discovers some bottles were sold after the recall was announced

H & M Hennes & Mauritz, L.P., New York, N.Y., is re-announcing the recall of its children’s water bottles. Some 2,900 bottles were contained in the origina...

PhotoH & M Hennes & Mauritz, L.P., New York, N.Y., is re-announcing the recall of its children’s water bottles. Some 2,900 bottles were contained in the original recall, which was made in September 2012.

The company says another 200 were sold after the initial recall, and Consumer Product Safety Commission Media Affairs Director Scott Wolfson tells ConsumerAffairs that prompted the re-announcement.

The water bottle's spout can break off, posing a choking hazard to children. The company has received one report of an incident in England of the water bottle spout breaking off in a child's mouth as the child was drinking from the bottle. No injuries have been reported.

The 16-oz. water bottles are pink plastic with a crackle design or blue plastic and flip-top lids in coordinated pink and blue colors. "H&M Sweden" and "www.hm.com" are embossed on the bottom of the bottle.

The recalled products were manufactured in June 2012 and contain the manufacture date in an embossed date clock on the bottom of the bottle. The inner circle on the clock contains the number 12 with an arrow between the two numbers. The arrow points to the number 6 in an outer circle of numbers.

The water bottles, manufactured in Italy, were sold exclusively at H&M stores with children's departments nationwide from July 2012 through March 2013 for between $1.50 and $5.

Consumers should immediately stop using the water bottle and call H&M to receive a prepaid mailer to return the bottle. Upon receipt of the returned bottle, consumers will be mailed a full refund plus a $25 H&M gift card.

Consumers may contact H&M toll-free at (855) 466-7467 daily from 7 a.m. to 12 midnight CT.

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KTM and Husaberg motorcycles recalled

The throttle cable can malfunction, posing a crash hazard

KTM North America of Amherst, Ohio, is recalling about 7,000 Competition/Closed Course and Enduro motorcycles. The throttle cable can malfunction during u...

PhotoKTM North America of Amherst, Ohio, is recalling about 7,000 Competition/Closed Course and Enduro motorcycles.

The throttle cable can malfunction during use and result in an uncontrollable throttle, posing a crash hazard to the rider. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The recall includes 13 models of KTM and Husaberg brand competition/closed-course and off-road motorcycles. Eleven 2013 KTM models are being recalled: 85 SX, 85 SXS, 125 SX, 150 SX, 150 XC, 200 XC-W, 250 SX, 250 XC, 250 XC-W, 300 XC and 300 XC-W. Two 2012 and 2013 Husaberg models are being recalled: TE 250 and TE 300. The model number is printed on the rear fender on both sides of the motorcycles below the tail end of the seat.

The KTM motorcycles are black and orange and KTM is printed on the front number plate and on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank.

The Husaberg motorcycles are blue, yellow and white with Husaberg printed on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. Consumers can identify the model year by checking the letter in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN) on the right side of the steering head. The letter “C” is a 2012 model; “D” is a 2013 model.

The motorcycles, manufactured in Austria, were sold at Authorized KTM and Husaberg dealerships nationwide from January 2012 to April 2013 for between $ 5,300 and $ 8,450.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled KTM and Husaberg motorcycles and contact a KTM or Husaberg authorized dealer to schedule a free repair.

Consumers may contact KTM North America Inc. or Husaberg North America toll-free at (888) 985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Vive La Fete recalls children’s pajamas

The pajamas pose a risk of burn injuries to children

Vive La Fete of Miami, Fla., is recalling about 710 children’s two-piece pajama sets. The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children...

PhotoVive La Fete of Miami, Fla., is recalling about 710 children’s two-piece pajama sets.

The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Vive La Fete children’s cotton or cotton/polyester two-piece pajama sets with style numbers HSH158BPL and HSH159BPL. They were sold in children’s sizes 6 months through size 12. They consist of a long-sleeve shirt with collar and buttons paired with matching full-length pants with elastic waistband. Pajama set style HSH158BPL is blue with a white snowflake pattern. Pajama set style HSH159BPL is red and white gingham checkered pattern. The style number is printed on a white label located on the garment’s hangtag. There are two tags sewn into the neckline. “VIVE LA FȆTE” is printed on the top tag. The garment size and fiber content with the phrases “CARE ON REVERSE” and “MADE IN EL SALVADOR” are printed on the bottom tag.

The garments, made in El Salvador, were sold at boutiques, children’s specialty stores nationwide and online at www.vivelafete.com from September 2012 to January 2013 for about $40.

Consumers should stop using the pajamas immediately and contact Vive La Fete for instructions on how to receive a full refund.

Consumers may contact Vive La Fete at (800) 535-7396 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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GNU snowboard bindings recalled

The ankle straps can break, posing a fall hazard

Mervin Manufacturing of Seattle, Wash., is recalling about 8,000 pairs of GNU snowboard bindings. The ankle straps can break, posing a fall hazard. The fi...

PhotoMervin Manufacturing of Seattle, Wash., is recalling about 8,000 pairs of GNU snowboard bindings.

The ankle straps can break, posing a fall hazard. The firm has received 30 reports of the binding straps breaking. No injuries are reported.

The recalled snowboard bindings include men’s, youth, and women’s sizes. The bindings attach to the snowboard with screws, and to the snowboard boot with straps with buckles. The brand name “GNU” is imprinted on the front of the straps or on the baseplate. The SKU number can be found on the model sticker located on the original packaging.

The following styles and SKU numbers are included in the recall:

 NameSKU #

MEN’S

AGRO

213710 - 213720

 

BACKDOOR

213105 - 213115

 

CHOICE

213510 - 213540

 

MUTANT/BIGFOOT

213610 - 213640

 

PSYCH

213410 - 213460

 

STREET

213205 - 213235

 

WEIRD

213305 - 213355

YOUTH

GNUNIOR

213005

WOMEN’S

B-FAMOUS/YETI

214405 - 214435

 

B-FREE COPPER

214305 - 214335

 

B-HERE

214205 - 214230

 

B-REAL

214105 - 214130

 

B-TRUE

214005 - 214010

The bindings, manufactured in Slovakia, were sold at Specialty Sports Inc., REI and other national, small chain and independent sporting goods stores, and online at www.backcountry.com and www.mervin.com from August 2012 to March 2013 for between $125 and $310.

Consumers should immediately stop using the bindings and contact Mervin Manufacturing for instructions for receiving free replacement straps.

Consumers may contact Mervin Manufacturing at (800) 905-0551 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday for additional information.

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Salmolux recalls cold smoked salmon products

The products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Salmolux of Federal Way, Wash., is recalling its cold smoked salmon products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes...

PhotoSalmolux of Federal Way, Wash., is recalling its cold smoked salmon products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

No illnesses have been reported.

The following products are affected by this recall:

SizeProduct DescriptionLot NoBrandsUPCForm
4 ozSockeye Nova Lox10803Jensen’s Old Fashion Smokehouse6 33243 24684 5Frozen
500 gCold Smoked Sockeye Salmon Tray10803No brand – Food ServiceNo UPCFrozen
4 ozAtlantic Lox10803Raley’s0 46567 50029 4Fresh
1 lbKeta Lox10803Sea Passion0 16468 44294 8Frozen
2 lbKeta Lox Trim10803Sea PassionNo UPCFrozen
2 lbSalmon Lox Trim10803Sea PassionNo UPCFrozen
2 lbSockeye Lox Trim10803Sea PassionNo UPCFrozen
3 ozKeta Retail Box10803Sea Passion0 16468 44543 7Frozen
3 lbAtlantic Salmon Tray10803Sea PassionNO UPCFrozen
4 ozWild Keta Lox10803Sea Passion0 16468 44305 1Frozen
8 ozSalmon Lox Norwegian Style10803Sea Passion0 16468 44328 0Frozen

A total of approximately 4,930 lbs., of products were distributed in AR, AZ, CA, ID, MI, NV, NY, OH, OR and WA through retail stores.

The products are packed in vacuum bags; lot number information is on the back of the pack.

Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Anyone with questions may contact the company at 253.874.2026 Mon-Fri 7:30-4:30 PST.

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Nourison recalls rugs

The rugs fail to meet federal flammability standards

Nourison Industries of Saddle Brook, N.J., is recalling about 1,400 I-CANDI area rugs. The rugs fail to meet federal flammability standards, posing a fire...

PhotoNourison Industries of Saddle Brook, N.J., is recalling about 1,400 I-CANDI area rugs.

The rugs fail to meet federal flammability standards, posing a fire hazard to consumers. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Nourison-branded I-CANDI collection polyester shag rugs. They were sold in one color, denim, consisting of a mix of dark blue, light blue and grey shades. The rugs measure 5-by 7-feet and 7-feet 6-inches by 9-feet 6-inches. “ICANDI COLLECTION” and “Nourison” are printed in black on a label affixed to the back of the rug.

The rugs, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at The Home Depot stores in the following regions: Washington D.C.; San Diego, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif.; Las Vegas, Nev. and Houston, Texas in September 2012, for between $179 and $389.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rugs and contact Nourison for instructions on how to return the rug for a full refund or replacement, including shipping.

Consumers may contact Nourison at (800) 223-1110 ext. 2358 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Insolroll recalls roller shades

A battery in the motor of the shades can overheat, posing a fire risk

Insolroll Window Shading Systems of Louisville, Colo., is recalling Insolroll Solar Powered and Rechargeable Motor Roller Shades. The motor of these rolle...

PhotoInsolroll Window Shading Systems of Louisville, Colo., is recalling Insolroll Solar Powered and Rechargeable Motor Roller Shades.

The motor of these roller shades has a built-in lithium battery that can overheat while being charged, posing a fire risk. The company has received one report of the motor on the shade overheating and creating a fire. No injuries have been reported.

The recall includes Insolroll roller shades available with a solar powered motor (model #IN-SOL-R) or rechargeable motor (model #IN-RCG-R). The model numbers are printed on the body of the motor located inside the roller tube. These rechargeable motors on Insolroll interior solar screen and blackout shades have built-in lithium ion batteries that are used with a solar panel charger or plug-in charger. The 18-inch width by 1-5/16-inch high solar panel charger is white on the interior side and black toward the exterior. The plug-in charger is black and measures about 3-inches high by 1-5/8 inch wide by 1-1/16 inch deep with a 13-foot cord. The motors raise and lower the shades controlled by a hand-held remote control or surface-mounted wall switch. The manufacturer’s name is printed on a sticker on the roller tube that can be seen by taking down the shade and removing the fabric completely.

The shades, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Insolroll independent window covering installer retailers nationwide from June 2012 through March 2013 for between $400 and $700 per window shade.

Consumers should immediately unplug the solar panel charger or unplug the plug-in charger and contact your Insolroll dealer to receive a free replacement motor and installation instructions. If the dealer is unknown, contact Insolroll for a list of dealers.

Consumers may contact Insolroll at (800) 447-5534 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday.

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LL Bakery recalls bread, bakery products

The product label fails to declare milk, a known allergen

LL Bakery of Torrance, Calif., is recalling all White Farm Enriched White Bread, Butter Farm Enriched White Bread, and Italian Cream Danish. The product l...

PhotoLL Bakery of Torrance, Calif., is recalling all White Farm Enriched White Bread, Butter Farm Enriched White Bread, and Italian Cream Danish.

The product labels fail to declare the allergen milk in the whey powder listed in their ingredient statements. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a life threatening allergic reaction.

LL Bakery has segregated its entire inventory of the effected products and is notifying and warning consumers and customers not to consume them.

  • White Farm Enriched White Bread is a 16 oz. loaf with square shaped slices. The label is white with blue and green lettering, and red design accents. The LL Bakery Logo is on the bottom left corner.
  • Butter Farm Enriched White Bread is a 16 oz. loaf with square shaped slices. The label is white with brown and green lettering, and red design accents. The LL Bakery Logo is on the bottom left corner.
  • Italian Cream Danish pastry is braided and has yellow creamy swirls and sliced almonds. The label is white with black lettering and a tan colored border. The LL Bakery Logo is on the bottom left corner.

Consumers in possession of these products should not eat them; instead return them to the place of purchase.

Consumers may call Kiyo Kamiyama at 310-516-1918 for further information.

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Eco-Cuisine recalls baking and meat products

The products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella

Eco-Cuisine of Boulder, Colo., is recalling all lots of T3314 Basic Brownie Mix, T3333 Betty Brownie Mix with Vanilla, T3388 Ground Beef Style Quick Mix, T...

PhotoEco-Cuisine of Boulder, Colo., is recalling all lots of T3314 Basic Brownie Mix, T3333 Betty Brownie Mix with Vanilla, T3388 Ground Beef Style Quick Mix, T3394 Sausage Style Quick Mix, T3416 Chocolate Cookie Mix, T3417 Lemon Muffin Mix, and T3418 English Scone Mix, CM25COOK Basic Cookie Mix 25 lb. bag, CM25MUFF Basic Muffin Mix 25 lb. bag, CM25SCON Basic Scone Mix 25 lb. Bag.

The products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The baking mix products were distributed nationwide through direct sales and food service distribution centers.

Products affected are:

Product CodeDescriptionPackaging Size
T3314Eco-Cuisine Basic Brownie Mix1 lb. bag/10 bags per box or 25 lb. bulk box
T3333Eco-Cuisine Betty Brownie Mix with Vanilla17.5 oz bag/10 bags per box
T3388Eco-Cuisine Ground Beef Style Quick Mix10 lb box
T3394Eco-Cuisine Sausage Style Quick Mix10 lb box
T3416Eco-Cuisine Chocolate Cookie Mix1 lb. bag/10 bags per case
T3417Eco-Cuisine Lemon Muffin Mix1 lb. bag/10 bags per case
T3418Eco-Cuisine English Scone Mix1 lb. bag/10 bags per case
CM25COOKCentral Milling Basic Cookie Mix25 lb bag
CM25MUFFCentral Milling Basic Muffin Mix25 lb bag
CM25SCONCentral Milling Basic Scone Mix25 lb bag

The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as the investigation as to what caused the problem continues.

Customers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Eco-Cuisine Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm MDT at 303-402-0289.

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Pre-packaged Texas Gulf Shrimp recalled

Foreign material was found in a product bag

Galveston Shrimp Company is recalling its pre-packaged Texas Gulf Shrimp due to foreign material found in a bag. The pre-packaged bags are shipped to HEB...

PhotoGalveston Shrimp Company is recalling its pre-packaged Texas Gulf Shrimp due to foreign material found in a bag.

The pre-packaged bags are shipped to HEB Stores. Customers who recently purchased pre-packaged Gulf Shrimp are encouraged to check their refrigerators and/or freezers.

Products affected include:

Medium Raw Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 51/60 Count

Medium Raw Wild Gulf White Shrimp, 51/60 Count

  • UPC Codes: 27241-45451; 27241-45551; 793573-86138

Large Raw Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 41/50 Count

Large Raw Wild Gulf White Shrimp, 41/50 Count

  • UPC Codes: 27241-45441; 27241-72010; 793573-86137

Large Raw Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 31/42 Count

  • UPC Codes: 27241-45430; 27241-45436; 27241-45530; 27241-45536; 27241-45431; 27241-45531; 793573-86135; 793573-86136; 79357386145

Extra Large Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 26/30 Count

Extra Large Wild Gulf White Shrimp, 26/30 Count

  • UPC Codes: 27241-45426; 27241-72005; 793573-86134

Jumbo Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 16/25 Count

  • UPC Codes: 27241-45419; 27241-45519; 27241-72020; 793573-86155

Jumbo Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 16/20 Count

Jumbo Wild Gulf White Shrimp, 16/20 Count

  • UPC Codes: 27241-45416; 793573-86132; 793573-86142

Colossal Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 10/15 Count

Colossal Wild Gulf Brown Shrimp, 10/15 Count

  • UPC Codes: 27241-45410; 27241-45412; 27241-45512; 27241-72000; 27241-72015; 793573-86131; 793573-86141
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Maserati recalls variety of vehicles

Failure of the tie rods may result in a loss of control

Maserati North America is recalling about 7,438 model year 2005-2008 Quattroporte, 2008 Granturismo, and 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C vehicles. The rear tie rod as...

PhotoMaserati North America is recalling about 7,438 model year 2005-2008 Quattroporte, 2008 Granturismo, and 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C vehicles.

The rear tie rod assemblies may have insufficient anti-corrosion material applied, allowing them to weaken and possibly fail. Failure of the tie rods may result in a loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a crash.

Maserati will notify owners and dealers will replace the tie rod assemblies. The recall is expected to begin by the end of June 2013.

Customers may contact Maserati at 1-877-696-2737. Maserati's recall campaign number is 205.

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next by Nature Dark Chocolate Bananas recalled

The product contains milk and walnuts, allergens not declared on the label

Tropical Valley Foods of Plattsburgh, N.Y., is recalling next by Nature DARK CHOCOLATE BANANAS, 3 oz. bags, due to undeclared milk and walnuts. People who ...

PhotoTropical Valley Foods of Plattsburgh, N.Y., is recalling next by Nature DARK CHOCOLATE BANANAS, 3 oz. bags, due to undeclared milk and walnuts. People who have an allergy to milk and/or walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The affected product was sold to distributors in Michigan, Oregon, Colorado and New Jersey between January 3, 2013, and January 10, 2013, for distribution to their retail customers. Distributors where notified to inform their customers of the recall to remove the product from sale immediately and discarded it.

The affected product is packaged in 3 oz. bags with UPC 8 17582 25600 4 and "Best by Date" of 12/18/2013 and 12/19/2013.

Customers who purchased the affected product may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Tropical Valley Foods at (518) 314-7162, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT.

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Rural King recalls Deer Corn

The product has the potential to be contaminated with aflatoxin, which can be fatal

Rural King Distributing of Mattoon, Ill., is recalling 205 tons of Deer Corn, because it has the potential to be contaminated with aflatoxin. Aflatoxin is...

PhotoRural King Distributing of Mattoon, Ill., is recalling 205 tons of Deer Corn, because it has the potential to be contaminated with aflatoxin.

Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product. Animals that have consumed any of the recalled products may exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness, unthriftiness, or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, yellowish tint to the eyes or diarrhea. Consumption of feed containing high amounts of aflatoxin can be fatal to some animals.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Deer Corn was distributed to 63 retail stores in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan.

Deer Corn is packaged in a green, black, and brown camouflage bags weighing 50 lbs. The product UPC Code is 689139348193.

Consumers are urged to return Deer Corn to the store where they have purchased for full reimbursement.

Customers with questions may call 1-800-561-1752 between 8am and 5 pm CST.

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Avon recalls microwave popcorn maker

Overheated popcorn can pose a fire or burn hazard

Avon Products of New York, N.Y., is recalling about 54,700 microwave popcorn makers When cooked too long, the popcorn can overheat in this popcorn maker a...

PhotoAvon Products of New York, N.Y., is recalling about 54,700 microwave popcorn makers

When cooked too long, the popcorn can overheat in this popcorn maker and ignite, posing a fire or burn hazard to consumers. The company has received 20 reports of the popcorn makers overheating, including two incidents involving fires that resulted in damage to microwave ovens. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Avon’s Microwave Popcorn Maker sold in the U.S. with item number 474-105 in Avon’s brochures and website. The recalled plastic popcorn maker consists of a clear tub and a yellow vented lid. The tub is 6 inches high and measures 7.5 inches in diameter and has three feet at the base. “DO NOT REMOVE WITH BARE HANDS. HOLD UNIT WITH GLOVES” is molded into the plastic of the lid and “USE IN MICROWAVE OVEN ONLY” is molded into the underside of the bowl. “Made in Taiwan” is printed on an adhesive label located on the underside of the bowl.

The popcorn maker, manufactured in Taiwan, was sold through independent Avon sales representatives and online from October 2012, through February 2013, for about $13.

Consumers should stop using the popcorn maker immediately and contact Avon to receive a copy of the updated instructions on how to use the microwave popcorn maker safely. The new instructions can also be obtained from independent Avon representatives and on Avon’s website.

Consumers may contact Avon Products at (800) 367-2866 from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Deezo children’s hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings recalled

The drawstrings pose a strangulation hazard

Zulily, Inc., of Seattle, Wash., is recalling about 560 Deezo boys and girls zip-up hoodies. The sweatshirts and jackets have drawstrings through the hoo...

PhotoZulily, Inc., of Seattle, Wash., is recalling about 560 Deezo boys and girls zip-up hoodies.

The sweatshirts and jackets have drawstrings through the hood which pose a strangulation hazard to young children. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves a Deezo brand boys’, girls’ and toddlers’ zip-up hoodies made of 65% polyester and 35% cotton. The sweatshirts and jackets have designs that include a heart with arrow, swirl, alien, flower, guitar, motor scooter and circuit board designs and come in the following color combinations: pink with white or black trim; white with pink or green trim; blue with a light blue and white trim and black with blue or green trim.

The following model numbers are included in the recall: 12501, 2502, 12503, 12504, 12505, 12506, 12507, 12508, 12509, 12801, 12802, 12803, 12804, 12806, 12807, 12808, 12809, 12810. Model numbers are located on the care label sewn into the garments side seam. The garment’s hangtag has “happyfashion4kids www.deezo.com.au” printed on it.

The garments, manufactured in China, were sold at Zulily.com from August 2012 to March 2013 for between $20 and $50.

Consumers should immediately take the garments away from children and remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard or return the garments to Zulily for a full refund. Contact Zulily to obtain a return address label and instructions for returning the garment.

Consumers may contact Zulily toll free at (877) 779-5615 between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, and between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. or Saturdays, or by e-mail at service@zulily.com.

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Repeat offenders drive food recalls in 2013

Analysis finds 28% of recalls come from foreign objects

Crime statisitcs are often driven by repeat offenders and it turns out the same is true of food recalls. Nearly three out of four food recalls in the first...

PhotoCrime statistics are often driven by repeat offenders and it turns out the same is true of food recalls. Nearly three out of four food recalls in the first quarter of the year came from companies that had issued two or more recalls during the period.

The ExpertRECALL Index released today found that more than 73% of recalls documented by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) involved companies with two or more recalls. A total of 133 food companies instituted recalls during this period, affecting 9.7 million units of products such as bread and flour products, bagged fruits and vegetables, and frozen entrees.

Many times, the multiple recalls occur because of an issue with an ingredient that is used in more than one product.

“It is not unusual for companies to face more than one recall at a time, driven largely by the fact that ingredients are used in more than one product,” said Mike Rozembajgier, Vice President of Stericycle ExpertRECALL. “However, the ongoing trend of multiple product recalls can complicate the logistics of a recall, making it harder for companies to communicate to consumers and maintain trust in their brand.”

USDA figures added 

For the first time since its inception, the Index includes data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which involve recalls of meat, poultry and egg products.

An analysis of data from the first quarter found that extraneous material was the single largest cause of USDA-requested recalls this quarter, accounting for more than one in four recalls (28 percent). Of these recalls, more than half were the result of traces of plastic found in products. 

Undeclared allergens were the second most frequent cause of recalls reported by the USDA, with a total of five product recalls this quarter.

A recent CDC report on the heightened levels of food allergies in children illustrates how important managing food ingredients and food labeling is. It also points to the need for companies to have a clear and well-rehearsed recall plan ready when issues arise.

Multiple recalls was also a trend echoed in the medical device industry, as close to 40% of companies named in FDA Enforcement reports faced two or more recalls in the second quarter.

The pharmaceutical industry experienced 107 drug and pharmaceutical recalls in the first quarter, an increase of 32% from the previous quarter. Compounding pharmacies continue to show frequent recall activity, with one pharmacy issuing 13 individual events.

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Subaru recalls 2013 Outback and Legacy vehicles

The driver could lose the ability to steer the vehicle

Subaru is recalling 5,379 model year 2013 Outback and Legacy vehicles manufactured from February 15, 2012, through June 15, 2012. The inner and outer sha...

PhotoSubaru is recalling 5,379 model year 2013 Outback and Legacy vehicles manufactured from February 15, 2012, through June 15, 2012.

The inner and outer shafts of the steering column assembly in the affected vehicles may become disengaged from one another. If that happens, the driver would lose the ability to steer the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering column assembly with a new one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or before, May 15, 2013.

Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's recall campaign number is WQI-45.

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Hannaford Supermarkets recalls cookies

The cookies may contain nuts that are not listed on the product packaging label

Hannaford Supermarkets is recalling two products sold in the bakery section because they may contain nuts that are not listed on the product packaging labe...

PhotoHannaford Supermarkets is recalling two products sold in the bakery section because they may contain nuts that are not listed on the product packaging label.

The affected items are:

  • Hannaford Gourmet Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (9 oz. package, UPC # 0004126872715)
  • Hannaford Gourmet Cookie Platter (36 oz. package, UPC # 04126874662)

All affected products have been removed from store shelves.

Scarborough, Maine-based Hannaford operates 181 stores in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Massachusetts.

Consumers may return the product to any Hannaford store for a full refund.

Anyone with questions may contact the company weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (800) 213-9040.

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Pure Herbs recalls protein extract

The product contains undeclared allergens -- milk and soy

Pure Herbs Ltd., of Sterling Heights, Mich., is recalling the 4oz and 1oz bottles of protein extract because they contain undeclared allergens - milk and ...

PhotoPure Herbs Ltd., of Sterling Heights, Mich., is recalling the 4oz and 1oz bottles of protein extract because they contain undeclared allergens -- milk and soy.

This product has been shipped to distributors nationwide. The product reached consumers through mail orders, direct delivery or retail stores.

The recalled product was distributed prior to April 30, 2013, and contain no expiration dates.

The protein extract is packaged in 4oz and 1oz amber glass bottles with a Pure Herbs Ltd. Logo, Natural Herbal Extracts underneath the logo, and the name “Protein” on the front panel. The recall is limited to the product packaged in 4oz and 1oz amber glass bottles.

All lot numbers are included. Lot numbers 243 and 050812, represent batch 101310 that was manufactured on October 13, 2010 and distributed from February 2012, to February 2013. Lot number 012712A was manufactured on January 27, 2012, and was distributed from March 2013, to April 2013. The lot numbers are printed on the bottom of the front panel to the right. No other Pure Herbs products are affected.

Consumers who are allergic to milk or soy and have purchased the affected product may return it to Pure Herbs for a full refund.

Those with questions should call (586)446-8200 between 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.

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Whole Foods Market recalls cold salad bar products

Some items may have been sold with reversed labels resulting in the presence of undeclared allergens

Whole Foods Market is recalling bulk curried chicken salad and bulk vegan curried chick'n salad. In some stores, these items may have been sold with rever...

PhotoWhole Foods Market is recalling bulk curried chicken salad and bulk vegan curried chick'n salad.

In some stores, these items may have been sold with reversed labels resulting in the presence of undeclared soy and egg allergens. Due to the label mix-up, the vegan chick'n salad contains soy, and the curried chicken salad contains egg. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The products were for sale on 5/7/13 and 5/8/13.

The recalled products were sold in the cold salad bars at the following 15 Whole Foods Market store locations:

  • Darien, Connecticut
  • Fairfield, Connecticut
  • West Hartford, Connecticut
  • Portland, Maine
  • Framingham, Massachusetts
  • Fresh Pond in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Milburn-Union, New Jersey
  • Montclair, New Jersey
  • Rose City-Madison, New Jersey
  • West Orange, New Jersey
  • Jericho, New York
  • Lake Grove, New York
  • Manhasset, New York
  • Columbus Circle in New York City
  • Upper West Side in New York City

Signs have been posted in the affected Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers. All affected product has been removed from the salad bar.

Consumers who have purchased these products may return them to the store for a full refund.

Those with questions should contact their local store or call 617-492-5500 between 9am and 5pm EST.

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Smart & Final expands tortellini recall

More production dates have been added

Smart & Final of Los Angeles, Calif., is expanding its original recall of 2.5 lb - La Romanella Tri-Color Cheese Tortellin include additional production da...

PhotoSmart & Final of Los Angeles, Calif., is expanding its original recall of 2.5 lb - La Romanella Tri-Color Cheese Tortellin include additional production dates.

The products contain undeclared wheat, eggs and milk. This recall was initiated after it was discovered that the label failed to contain an ingredient statement.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, eggs and /or milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. There have been no reports of injury or illness to date.

  • Additional lot codes are: 062612, 071712, 91412, 100212, 101312, 101512, 101612, 111912, 120112, 120312, 010813, 011813, 012813.
  • Previous recalled lot codes: 020713, 022513, 031113, 031813, 031913 and 040313. The UPC number is 728920130026.

The product was distributed in California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Nevada and sold through Smart & Final stores or Cash & Carry stores.

Consumers who have purchased this product may return it to the store where it was purchased for a replacement or a refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Smart & Final's consumer relations at (800) 894-0511, Monday through Friday.

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Jolly Good Meat Products recalls pork pie products

The products contain milk, an allergen not declared on the label

Jolly Good Meat Products of Los Angeles, Calif., is recalling approximately 1,471 pounds of pork meat pie products because of misbranding and undeclared al...

PhotoJolly Good Meat Products of Los Angeles, Calif., is recalling approximately 1,471 pounds of pork meat pie products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens.

The products contain milk, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. Milk is a subingredient of margarine used in the product. While margarine is listed as an ingredient in the product package, milk is not listed.

There have been no reports of adverse reactions associated with consumption of these products.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 7-oz. packages of “Jolly Good Melton Mowbray Brand Pie” bearing the establishment number “Est. 6216” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The packages contain two pork pies and were produced on various dates from Nov. 8, 2012 through April 24, 2013.

The products were distributed to restaurants and distributors in California.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Rodney Martin Lunt, Jolly Good Meat Products’ Owner, at (323) 290-2265.  

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Krinos Foods expands recall of Tahini products

The expansion includes additional expiration dates

Krinos Foods of Long Island City, N.Y., is expanding an earlier recall of its Tahini sesame paste, which has the potential to be contaminated w...

PhotoKrinos Foods of Long Island City, N.Y., is expanding an earlier recall of its Tahini sesame paste, which has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The company says it knows of no reports illnesses to date in connection with this recall.

The Tahini product was distributed nationwide through retail stores.

The product is sold in 1-lb glass jars, 2-lb glass jars and in 40-lb plastic pails. The UPC codes for the following products are:

  • 1-lb jar -- 0-75013-28500-3;
  • 2-lb jar -- 0-75013-28510-2 and
  • 40-lb pail -- 0-75013-04018-3.

The recalled lots have a code stamped on the lid between “EXP JAN 01 – 2014 up to and including EXP JUN 08 – 2014” and “EXP OCT 16 – 2014” up to and including “EXP MAR 15 – 2015”.

To Krinos’s knowledge, no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product should discard the product and return the gold cap stamped with the above code and proof of purchase for a full refund to:

Krinos Foods LLC

4700 Northern Blvd.

Long Island City, NY 11101

If consumers do not have a proof of purchase, Krinos will reimburse them $8.00 per jar plus $.50 for postage.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 729-9000 between 8:30am and 4:30pm EST.

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EZ Breathe Atomizer recalled

The device could pose a choking hazard

Health & Life, Co., LTD, is recalling 242,892 EZ Breathe atomizers, Model #EZ-100. The atomizers have the possibility of a manufacturing defect that resu...

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Air bag defect prompts massive BMW recall

The air bags could rupture upon deployment

BMW is recalling more than 42,000 model year 2002-2003 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi sedans; 325Ci and 330Ci coupes and convertibles; 325iT and 325xiT Sports Wa...

PhotoBMW is recalling more than 42,000 model year 2002-2003 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi sedans; 325Ci and 330Ci coupes and convertibles; 325iT and 325xiT Sports Wagons; and M3 coupes and convertibles.

The recalls are being made to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag, which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.

BMW says it intends to issue initial notifications to owners regarding the safety defect in May. Once replacement parts are available, estimated for July, BMW will notify owners again to contact their dealers and schedule a replacement of the passenger air bag, free of charge.

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

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Showmaster lamb feed recalled

The feed contains incorrect levels of livestock nutrient sodium molybdate

Cargill’s animal nutrition business is recalling Showmaster S-Series Show Lamb Feed (BW) because it contains incorrect sodium molybdate levels. To date, th...

PhotoCargill’s animal nutrition business is recalling Showmaster S-Series Show Lamb Feed (BW) because it contains incorrect sodium molybdate levels. To date, there are 170, 50-pound bags of feed still out in the market.

The affected products were manufactured at Cargill’s Burlington, Wash., facility between March 1, 2013, and March 15, 2013, and were sold only in Washington and Idaho. No other Cargill Animal Nutrition products are involved in this recall.

The recall applies only to this single product with the following Packaging Date Codes (lot numbers):

  • 38306326464
  • 38306726610
  • 38307426757

Undue levels of sodium molybdate, an essential nutrient for livestock, may lead to adverse animal health effects, which are transitory in nature.

Customers should return remaining products to their local distributor for a full refund.

For more information, customers may call toll free 509-771-1439.

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Mercedes recalls various 2013 SUVs

Seat belt anchor bolts could loosen

Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling 272 model year 2013 GL350 BlueTEC, GL450 4MATIC, GL550 4MATIC, and GL63 AMG vehicles manufactured May 15, 2012 through Octob...

PhotoMercedes-Benz USA is recalling 272 model year 2013 GL350 BlueTEC, GL450 4MATIC, GL550 4MATIC, and GL63 AMG vehicles manufactured May 15, 2012 through October 4, 2012.

The second row seat belt anchor fitting bolts may not be properly torqued. The seat belt anchor bolts may continue to loosen and in the the event of a crash, the belted occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of injury.

Mercedes will notify owners and dealers will check, and tighten the bolts of the seat belt anchor fittings, as necessary, free of charge. The recall campaign is expected to begin in May 2013.

Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.

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Nestle recalls California Pizza Kitchen and DiGiorno Frozen Pizzas

The pizzas may contain fragments of clear plastic.

Nestle USA’s Pizza Division is recalling select production codes of four different frozen pizzas sold in the U.S. These include: California Pizza Kitchen...

PhotoNestle USA’s Pizza Division is recalling select production codes of four different frozen pizzas sold in the U.S. These include:

  • California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) Crispy Thin Crust White, UPC 71921 98745; production codes are 3062525951, 3062525952 and 3063525951.
  • California Pizza Kitchen Limited Edition Grilled Chicken with Cabernet Sauce, UPC 71921 00781; production code is 3059525952.
  • DiGiorno Crispy Flatbread Pizza Tuscan Style Chicken, UPC 71921 02663; production codes are 3057525922 and 3058525921.
  • DiGiorno pizzeria! Bianca/White Pizza, UPC 71921 91484; production code is 3068525951.

The recall comes after consumers reported that they had found small fragments of plastic on the CPK Crispy Thin Crust White pizza. A company investigation indicates this is directly related to a particular lot of spinach from one of its suppliers. No complaints have been received to date on the other three varieties that used this spinach.

The recall is limited to frozen pizzas with the above production codes, which were distributed nationwide. No other production codes/dates, sizes or varieties of California Pizza Kitchen or Digiorno pizzas are affected.

All the pizzas being recalled were produced during February and March of this year. Nestle has instructed its direct store delivery team to begin removing pizzas affected by this recall at retail locations nationwide and working to ensure that these varieties are removed from freezer shelves nationwide.

Nestle urges consumers to check their freezers for products affected by this recall.

To locate the production codes, look for a blue or pink rectangular box on one of the side panels of the pizza box. The production code is on the second line of the printed code and is the first ten digits of the number.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled pizzas should not consume the pizza, but instead should contact Nestle USA Consumer Services at 800-456-4394 or nestlepizza@casupport.com for further instructions. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., E.T. and this Saturday, May 4th from 12 noon – 8 p.m. E.T..

Nestle will provide a replacement coupon to reporting consumers and also may make arrangements to retrieve the pizza for further examination.

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Toyota recalling FJ Cruisers

Upper beam headlamps are too bright

Toyota is recalling about 11,489 model year 2007-2013 FJ Cruiser vehicles manufactured January 25, 2006 through February 23, 2013 and equipped with a Toyot...

PhotoToyota is recalling about 11,489 model year 2007-2013 FJ Cruiser vehicles manufactured January 25, 2006 through February 23, 2013 and equipped with a Toyota Auxiliary Driving Lamp Kits mounted to the front bumper.

These lamp assemblies include 55 watt bulbs and due to this wattage, the combination of the upper beam headlamps plus the auxiliary lamps are too bright and exceed the maximum light output allowed for an upper beam headlamp. Excessively bright lamps may temporarily blind oncoming drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the 55 watt bulbs with 35 watt bulbs, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late May 2013.

Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

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Mongiello Italian Cheese Specialties recalls fresh mozzarella products

The products contain an undeclared allergen, soy, which is not declared on the label

Mongiello Italian Cheese Specialties, DBA, Formaggio Italian Cheese Specialties, of Hurleyville, N.Y., is recalling approximately 234 pounds of fresh mozz...

PhotoMongiello Italian Cheese Specialties, DBA, Formaggio Italian Cheese Specialties, of Hurleyville, N.Y., is recalling approximately 234 pounds of fresh mozzarella with chorizo and cilantro products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, soy, which is not declared on the label.

There are no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product.

The product subject to recall includes:

  • 8-oz. packages of "FORMAGGIO Authentic Hand Rolled Fresh Mozzarella with Chorizo & Cilantro" bearing the establishment number "EST. 34483" inside the USDA mark of inspection with "Use by Dates" prior to 5/31/2013.

The products were produced and packaged on various dates prior to March 28, 2013, and distributed to retail stores in New Jersey and New York.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Ricky Pagan, Senior Vice President of Operations, at (845) 436-4200, ext. 129.  

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Louisville Slugger OneX Fastpitch softball bats recalled

The bat’s barrel can separate from the handle during use

Hillerich & Bradsby of Louisville, Ky, is recalling about 13,000 Louisville Slugger oneX bats The bat’s barrel can separate from the handle during use and...

PhotoHillerich & Bradsby of Louisville, Ky, is recalling about 13,000 Louisville Slugger oneX bats

The bat’s barrel can separate from the handle during use and strike people nearby. Approximately170 bat handle separations have been reported to the company. The company is aware of one report of a barrel from a broken bat hitting a player in the shin.

The recalled bats include all OneX style bats. The composite bat has a white and grey shell with blue and yellow lettering. “Louisville Slugger oneX” appears twice on the barrel, in yellow in one place and in blue lettering on the other side. The “X” is yellow in both places.

The bats, manufactured in China, were sold at sporting goods nationwide, other retail stores and distributed to college amateur competitive softball teams from approximately May 2012 through February 2013 for about $350.

Consumers should immediately stop using the bat and contact Hillerich & Bradsby for a free replacement and the choice of an additional free item.

Consumers may contact Hillerich & Bradsby at (800) 282-2287 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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LEM Products Distribution recalls 5-tray food dehydrators

The fan can fail causing the unit to overheat

LEM Products Distribution of West Chester, Ohio, is recalling about 14,700 5-tray food dehydrators. The fan can fail causing the unit to overheat and pos...

PhotoLEM Products Distribution of West Chester, Ohio, is recalling about 14,700 5-tray food dehydrators.

The fan can fail causing the unit to overheat and pose a fire hazard. The company has received two reports of fan failure both resulting in fire in the units. In one incident the consumer was close by and prevented a fire by carrying the unit outside. There were no injuries reported.

This recall involves 5-tray food dehydrators. The dehydrators are gray and are made of plastic and metal. The model number 1009 is on a label located on the back panel with the company’s contact details. The “LEM” logo is embossed on the top of the unit, which has a panel with the digital timer, the on/off switch and a temperature control knob. The UPC code is printed on the bottom of the packaging and reads 734494010091.

The dehydrators, manufactured in China, were sold at Bass Pro Shops, Gander Mountain, Sportsman’s Warehouse and other mass merchandisers and retailers nationwide and online from August 2010 through February 2013 for about $160.

Consumers should immediately stop using the dehydrator and contact LEM Products Distribution for instructions on free shipping and repair of the recalled product. LEM is offering a one year warranty extension and a $10 discount coupon, which can be used towards a LEM catalog or online purchase, to all consumers who return their recalled units for repair.

Consumers may contact LEM Products Distribution toll free at (877) 536-7763 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.   

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Real Pasta recalls frozen pasta products

The products were not inspected and may contain unlisted allergens

Real Pasta of North Bergen, N.J., is recalling approximately 25,000 pounds of assorted pasta products that were processed without being inspected. Some of ...

PhotoReal Pasta of North Bergen, N.J., is recalling approximately 25,000 pounds of assorted pasta products that were processed without being inspected. Some of the products were also misbranded after being repackaged and may contain soy -- a known allergen not declared on the label.

There have been no reports of illness due to consumption of these products.

The products subject to recall were labeled under the following brand names:

  • Angelina Foodservice
  • Deer Park Ravioli
  • K-Bella
  • La Gustosa Ravioli
  • NY Ravioli and Pasta
  • Pasta Del Mondo
  • Queen Ann Ravioli
  • Raffetto’s Corp
  • Real Pasta Inc
  • San Marco Ravioli
  • Serino’s Italian Foodservice
  • Vitamia

Various products include:

  • Meat Ravioli
  • Meat Ravioli Round
  • Meat Tortellini
  • Pre-cooked Meat Tortellini
  • Veal Tortellini
  • Meat Raviolinni
  • Chicken Tortellini
  • Chicken Ravioli with Smoked Mozzarella

The products subject to recall were packaged on various dates since November 14, 2012, then shipped bearing one of the following establishment numbers:

  • Est. 21479, P-21479
  • Est. 4702, or P-4702
  • Est. 1835, or P-1835

Wholesale and retail outlets can identify bulk pack product by the following Julian codes: 12318 through 12366, and 13001 through 13121. The products were distributed in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact James Realbuto, the company’s owner, at (201) 552-9242.  

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Latis Brand Herring Fillets recalled

The products are contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Prime Food USA of Brooklyn N.Y., is recalling Latis Brand Herring Fillet "Antalja" in Oil and Latis Brand Herring Fillet in Oil with Spices due to contamin...

PhotoPrime Food USA of Brooklyn N.Y., is recalling Latis Brand Herring Fillet "Antalja" in Oil and Latis Brand Herring Fillet in Oil with Spices due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date.

  • Latis Brand Herring Fillet "Antalja" in Oil is packaged in 7 oz (200 grams) plastic containers with a code: Best before (L): 11.02.2014. The UPC code is: 4 751004 071607.
  • Latis Brand Herring Fillet in Oil with Spices is packaged in 7 oz (200 grams) plastic containers with a code: Best before (L): 11.02.2014. The UPC code is: 4 751004 079429.

The products, imported from Latvia, were sold in New York State.

Consumers who have purchased the products should not consume them, but return them to the place of purchase.

Anyone with questions may contact the company at 718-439-0376.

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Carson’s Deli & Bakery recalls Assorted Cookie Pack and Fudge Brownie Cookies

Carson’s Deli & Bakery recalls Assorted Cookie Pack and Fudge Brownie Cookies The products contain undeclared allergens

Carson’s Deli & Bakery of Lockport, N.Y., is recalling 200 packages of Assorted Cookie Pack, UPC 7 53182 15240 0, and Fudge Brownie Cookies, UPC 7 53182 15...

PhotoCarson’s Deli & Bakery of Lockport, N.Y., is recalling 200 packages of Assorted Cookie Pack, UPC 7 53182 15240 0, and Fudge Brownie Cookies, UPC 7 53182 15240 0 because they contain undeclared allergens.

Carson’s Assorted Cookie Pack contains undeclared walnuts, wheat flour, milk and peanut butter. Carson’s Fudge Brownie Cookies contain undeclared walnuts, wheat flour and soy lecithin. People who have an allergy to any of these ingredients run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The firm was informed of one allergic complaint.

The recalled products were distributed to five retail stores in Niagara and Erie Counties in New York.

The cookies are packaged in clear, hard plastic containers, NET WT. 14 oz., with seven or eight cookies per container. The affected cookies have a "Sell by Date" of 4/26/2013 to 5/03/13. The date code can be found on the white sticker label found on the top of the plastic container.

Consumers who purchased the affected cookies are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Anyone with questions may contact the company at 1-716-433-2248, Monday – Friday, 7am – 7pm, EDT.

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