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Consumers who bought phony health insurance to be reimbursed

More than $1.1 million in checks are in the mail

Consumers bitten by a health insurance scam will soon be getting their money back. The Federal Trade Commission is mailing out 6,832 checks totaling more ...

PhotoConsumers bitten by a health insurance scam will soon be getting their money back.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is mailing out 6,832 checks totaling more than $1.1 million to consumers who bought memberships from the Independent Association of Businesses (IAB) and Health Service Providers (HSP). Individual checks are in the amount of $167.73.

In 2012, the FTC charged IAB and HSP with violating the FTC Act and the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule by deceiving consumers seeking comprehensive health insurance.

Instead of health coverage, consumers received membership in IAB, an obscure trade association that provided purported discounts on services such as identity-theft protection, travel, roadside assistance, and some healthcare related benefits that were subject to broad exclusions and limitations.

Under settlement orders issued in 2013 and 2014, the defendants are banned from selling healthcare-related products.

Consumers should deposit or cash the checks within 60 days of the mailing date. Those who receive checks and have questions may contact Gilardi & Co., the FTC’s refund administrator, at 1-877-255-2476.  

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Calphalon recalls pizza wheels

The handle of the pizza cutter can detach during use

Calphalon Corporation of Atlanta. Ga., is recalling about 336,300 pizza wheel pizza cutters in the U.S. and Canada. The handle of the pizza cutter can de...

PhotoCalphalon Corporation of Atlanta. Ga., is recalling about 336,300 pizza wheel pizza cutters in the U.S. and Canada.

 

The handle of the pizza cutter can detach during use, posing a laceration hazard.

 

The firm has received 11 incident reports, including six reports of finger lacerations. One person required stitches and another person received medical attention to close their wounds.

 

The pizza cutter consists of a circular metal blade that is approximately 3 ½ inches in diameter, connected to a gray hand guard and black handle. The word “Calphalon” is embossed on the top of the black handle. Model number GT112, 1753513 or 1753521 are printed near the barcode on the packaging.

 

The pizza wheel pizza cutters, manufactured in China, were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, J.C. Penney, Kohls, Target, Walmart and other stores nationwide, and online at amazon.com, bedbathandbeyond.com, sears.com, target.com and other online retailers between January 2006 and August 2015 for about $15.

 

Consumers should immediately stop using the pizza wheel and contact Calphalon for a full refund.

 

Consumers may contact Calphalon at 800-809-7267 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.calphalon.com and click on “Calphalon Pizza Wheel Recall Information” in the center of the page for more information.

 

 

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Kermit recalls various sauces containing soy

The products contain allergens not listed on the label

Kermit, Inc. of DeLand, Fla., is recalling various sauce products that contain allergens that are not listed on the labels. The following products, which...

PhotoKermit, Inc. of DeLand, Fla., is recalling various sauce products that contain allergens that are not listed on the labels.

 

The following products, which contain soy, are being recalled:

  • Kermit’s Key Lime Cocktail Sauce, Net Wt. 12-oz., Best By Sep/1/2016.
  • Kermit’s Key Lime Steak Sauce, Net Wt.& 10-oz., Best By Aug/18/2016.
  • Kermit’s Sweet & Tasty Key Lime Barbeque Sauce, Net Wt, 16-oz., Best By Sep/14/2016.
  • Kermit’s Medium Mannered Key Lime Barbeque Sauce, Net Wt. 16- oz., Best By Aug/11/2016.
  • Kermit’s Hot & Spicy Key Lime Barbeque Sauce, Net Wt. 16-oz., Best By Aug/19/2016.
  • Kermit’s Chipotle Key Lime Barbeque Sauce, Net Wt. 16oz., Best By Jul/24/2016.
  • Kermit’s P4 Hot Sauce, Net Wt. 5.5-oz., Best By Aug/20/2016.

Additionally, Kermit’s Key Lime Ginger Wasabi Marinade, Net Wt. 12-oz., with Best By Aug/31/2016, is being recalled due soybeans and wheat ingredients.

 

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

 

The products, sold in clear glass bottles in the sizes with Best Buy dates as indicated above, were distributed in retail stores in Florida and Maryland, and sold direct to consumer via the Internet on www.keylimeshop.com.

 

Customers allergic to soy, soybeans, or wheat should destroy the product, or contact Kermit for a corrected label.

 

Consumers with questions may contact John Meyer or Ken Arnold at 386-740-0502.

 

 

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Western Milling recalls Western Blend horse feed

The product may be contaminated with monensin

Western Milling is recalling 50 lb. bags of Western Blend horse feed, LOT 5251. An ingredient in the feed may contain monensin, an ionophore. Clinical si...

PhotoWestern Milling is recalling 50 lb. bags of Western Blend horse feed, LOT 5251.

 

An ingredient in the feed may contain monensin, an ionophore. Clinical signs of ionophore poisoning in horses vary depending on the dosage ingested, but can include poor appetite and feed refusal of the grain product, diarrhea, weakness, rapid heart rate, labored breathing, decreased exercise tolerance, depression, wobbly gait, colic, sweating, recumbency, and sudden death.

 

The first clinical signs are often noted from 12 to 72 hours after ingesting a toxic dose and the clinical signs may linger up to about 8 days. Permanent cardiac damage is possible in horses which showed adverse effects, but then recovered.

 

The recall comes after notification that several horses reported to have consumed the feed being recalled while at the same equine facility have died.

 

The recalled product was distributed in September 2015, to stores in California and Arizona. Of the 1,100 bags being recalled, all but 67 bags have already been reclaimed by the company.

 

Consumers should examine any bags of Western Blend horse feed purchased in September 2015, to see if they have Lot 5251.

 

Any bags with this lot number may be returned to the stores where they were purchased for a full refund.

 

The voluntary recall comes after notification that several horses who were reported to have consumed the feed being recalled while at the same equine facility have died.

 

For more information, please call the company at 1-559-302-1062.

 

 

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Truco Enterprises recalls Cafe Style Tortilla Chips

The product may have been exposed to a milk-containing ingredient

Truco Enterprises is recalling select packages of 18-oz. On The Border Cafe Style Tortilla Chips. The product may have been exposed to a milk-containing i...

PhotoTruco Enterprises is recalling select packages of 18-oz. On The Border Cafe Style Tortilla Chips.

 

The product may have been exposed to a milk-containing ingredient. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

 

No illnesses or reactions have been reported to date.

 

The the recalled product was distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

 

The 18-oz. bags with expiration dates of:

  • DEC 16 2015 SHA
  • DEC 17 2015 SHA
  • DEC 18 2015 SHA

The expiration dates are located on the front of the bag in the upper right hand corner.

 

Customers who purchased the recalled product should not consume it.

 

Consumers with questions or concerns may call Truco at (800) 471-7723, extension 399, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (CST).

 

 

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Foretravel recalls Nimbus, Phenix and IH45 motorhomes

The independent front suspensions may have loose ball joints

Foretravel is recalling 37 model year 2012-2014 Nimbus, Phenix and IH45 motorhomes manufactured May 16, 2011, to February 24, 2014. The recalled vehicles...

PhotoForetravel is recalling 37 model year 2012-2014 Nimbus, Phenix and IH45 motorhomes manufactured May 16, 2011, to February 24, 2014.

 

The recalled vehicles are built with independent front suspensions that may have loose ball joints. A loose ball joint may separate from the steering linkage resulting in a loss of steering control and an increased risk of a crash.

 

Foretravel will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the motorhomes and tighten the ball joints, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 19, 2015.

 

Owners may contact Foretravel customer service at 1-800-955-6226, option 3.

 

 

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Volvo recalls vehicles with starter issues

The starter motor fuse may blow, preventing the car from restarting

Volvo Cars of North America is recalling 7,855 model year 2016 Volvo S60, V60, V60CC, XC60, XC70, and S80 vehicles manufactured April 8, 2015 to August 19,...

PhotoVolvo Cars of North America is recalling 7,855 model year 2016 Volvo S60, V60, V60CC, XC60, XC70, and S80 vehicles manufactured April 8, 2015 to August 19, 2015.

 

In certain driving conditions when using the automatic engine stop/start function, the starter motor fuse may blow, preventing the car from restarting when necessary.

 

If the vehicle is unexpectedly unable to be started in the middle of traffic, such as when stopped at an intersection, there is an increased risk of a crash.

 

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will replace the existing starter motor fuse with a higher amperage fuse, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 12, 2015.

 

Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552 or by visiting http://volvo.custhelp.com. Volvo's number for this recall is R39574.

 

 

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Mr. Goodcents Franchise Systems recalls chocolate chip cookies

The product may contain peanuts, an allergen not listed on the label

Mr. Goodcents Franchise Systems of De Soto, Kan., is recalling chocolate chip cookies that may contain peanuts, an allergen not listed on the label. To da...

PhotoMr. Goodcents Franchise Systems of De Soto, Kan., is recalling chocolate chip cookies that may contain peanuts, an allergen not listed on the label.

 

To date there have been no reports of illness associated with consumption of these cookies.

 

The product was distributed to Mr. Goodcents restaurants located in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota.

 

The cookies are sold in individual bags containing one 1.25-oz cookie that indicate the cookie is one of three varieties, one of which is chocolate chip cookie. There are no identifying codes on the bag. Potentially affected cookies were sold from August 31, 2015, and September 22, 2015.

 

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

 

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-648-2368, Monday thru Friday, 8am-5pm.

 

 

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Murphy Farm Hay and Feed Company recalls alfalfa hay

The hay may be contaminated with Blister Beetle

Murphy Farm Hay and Feed Company of Louisburg N.C., is recalling alfalfa hay. The hay may be contaminated with Blister Beetle. The product sold to consum...

PhotoMurphy Farm Hay and Feed Company of Louisburg N.C., is recalling alfalfa hay.

 

The hay may be contaminated with Blister Beetle.

 

The product sold to consumers at Murphy Farm Hay and Feed in Louisburg, N.C., and Jones Farm Hay and Feed in Middlesex, N.C.

 

A sample of the potentially contaminated hay tested positive for cantharidin, a poisonous substance found in blister beetles, and is suspected in the deaths of six horses. While cattle, goats and sheep may also be affected by cantharidin, horses are more susceptible to the toxin than ruminants.

 

Death can occur between as little as a few hours and up to about three days after a toxic exposure so it is imperative to contact a veterinarian as soon as blister beetle poisoning is suspected. Hay contaminated with the toxin may or may not contain visible beetles.

 

Customers who purchased alfalfa hay, bound with reddish-orange twine and bought on or after August 11, 2015, at either of the above locations should to discontinue use immediately and return any unused portion to the place of purchase.

 

Consumers with questions may call Will Murphy at 919-496-4646 from 7am-Noon (EST) Monday through Sunday or 919-495-3875 outside of regular business hours.

 

 

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Bed Bath & Beyond hammock stands recalled

Z-shaped hooks that attach the hammock to the hammock stand can bend or break

Pride Family Brands of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is recalling about 13,900 Destination Summer hammock stands in the U.S. and Canada. Z-shaped hooks that atta...

PhotoPride Family Brands of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is recalling about 13,900 Destination Summer hammock stands in the U.S. and Canada.

 

Z-shaped hooks that attach the hammock to the hammock stand can bend or break, resulting in a consumer falling to the ground.

 

The firm has received 13 reports of the z-shaped hooks bending or breaking, resulting in consumers falling to the ground and injuring various body parts.

 

The recalled hammock stand was sold under the Bed Bath & Beyond Destination Summer private label. The bronze-colored heavy gauge steel hammock stand with enamel finish measures 15 feet long by 3.5 feet wide by four feet high.

 

The hammock stands, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond stores nationwide and online at www.bedbathandbeyond.com from March 2014, through July 2015, for about $100.

 

Consumers should immediately stop using the product, dispose of the Z-shaped hooks and contact Pride Family Brands to obtain a free set of heavier-gauged, S-shaped replacement hooks.

 

Consumers may contact Pride Family Brands toll-free at 855-612-9800 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at www.bedbathandbeyond.com and click on “Safety & Recalls” at the bottom of the page.  

 

 

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Evolution Fresh Nonfat Greek Yogurt with Strawberry and Granola parfaits recalled

The product may contain almonds, an allergen not listed on the label

Greencore, USA of North Kingston, R.I., is voluntarily recalling approximately 379 pounds (997 individual parfaits) of Evolution Fresh Nonfat Greek Yogurt ...

PhotoGreencore, USA of North Kingston, R.I., is voluntarily recalling approximately 379 pounds (997 individual parfaits) of Evolution Fresh Nonfat Greek Yogurt with Strawberry and Granola parfaits.

 

The product may contain almonds, an allergen not listed on the label.

 

The company says it has not received reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products

 

The recalled product was produced on September 21, 2015, and distributed to approximately 266 Starbucks retail stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut, Vermont and Maine.

 

The following product is being recalled:

  • 6.1-oz. Evolution Fresh Nonfat Greek Yogurt with Strawberry and Granola, (UPC: 7 6211107474 4, 'enjoy by 9/24')

Customers who purchased the recalled product and have not yet consumed it may return it to the Starbucks store where purchased for a full refund.

 

Consumers desiring more information may call 800-Starbuc (800-782-7282) Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (EST).

 

 

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Tastee Apple recalls Plain Caramel Apples

The product may contain peanuts, an allergen not listed on the label

Tastee Apple is recalling 3-ounce packages of Tastee Apples Plain Caramel Apples. The product may contain peanuts, an allergen not listed on the label. N...

PhotoTastee Apple is recalling 3-ounce packages of Tastee Apples Plain Caramel Apples.

 

The product may contain peanuts, an allergen not listed on the label.

 

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

 

The recalled product, with the specific UPC 35266-00027 and code date of 9 29, was sold in retail stores in Ohio. Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Texas, New Jersey and Indiana.

 

Customers who purchased the recalled product should discard it and take their receipt to the store where purchased for a refund.

 

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 740-498-8316 between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday, by email at customerservice@tasteeapple.com, or online at http://tasteeapple.com

 

 

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Spartan recalls K2, K3 and MM motorhomes

The engine cooling fan may separate from the fan drive while the fan is spinning

Spartan Motors USA is recalling 1,212 model year 2004-2008 K2, K3 and MM motorhomes manufactured March 17, 2003, to March 15, 2007. The engine cooling fa...

PhotoSpartan Motors USA is recalling 1,212 model year 2004-2008 K2, K3 and MM motorhomes manufactured March 17, 2003, to March 15, 2007.

 

The engine cooling fan may separate from the fan drive while the fan is spinning. If the engine area is open and the cooling fan is operating and detaches, someone nearby may be injured.

 

Spartan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fan and fan drive system, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 2, 2015.

 

Owners may contact Spartan customer service at 1-800-582-3454. Spartan's number for this recall is 15014.

 

 

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Lancer Evolutions and Lancer Ralliarts recalled

The right parking brake cable may contact the fuel tank, wearing away the tank's protective coating

Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling 1,497 model year 2014-2015 Lancer Evolutions manufactured January 31, 2014, to September 5, 2014, and 2014-201...

PhotoMitsubishi Motors North America is recalling 1,497 model year 2014-2015 Lancer Evolutions manufactured January 31, 2014, to September 5, 2014, and 2014-2015 Lancer Ralliarts manufactured February 3, 2014, to September 5, 2014.

 

The turbocharged vehicles have a right parking brake cable that may contact the fuel tank, wearing away the tank's protective coating. Without the protective coating, the fuel tank may rust and leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

 

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the right parking brake cable, and inspect the fuel tank, free of charge. If the fuel tank's exterior coating shows signs of damage from abrasive contact with the right parking brake cable, the fuel tank will also be replaced, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-15-009.

 

 

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CleggPromo recalls CPB-100 power banks

The power bank can overheat, explode and catch fire

CleggPromo is recalling about 1,500 CPB-100 power banks. The power bank can overheat, explode and catch fire. There is one reported incident of the power...

PhotoCleggPromo is recalling about 1,500 CPB-100 power banks.

 

The power bank can overheat, explode and catch fire.

 

There is one reported incident of the power bank overheating, exploding and catching fire, resulting in fire damage. No injuries have been reported.

 

CleggPromo CPB-100 power banks, catalog item number 625401, are used to provide emergency charging for portable electronic equipment. The recalled power banks are rectangular with rounded corners and are about 3 1/2 inches long by 1 3/4 inches wide by 3/4 inches deep.

 

The power banks are cream colored and have a silver panel on the top side with a white power button, four circles and the word "POWERBANK." The left end of the power bank has a standard USB port with the word "Out" above it and a power indicator LED light. The front side has a micro USB port with the word "In" below it. Input, output and capacity information are also on the front side.

 

The powerbanks, manufactured in China, were not sold at retail but were promotional items given as handouts at corporate events, meetings, trade shows and conventions from January 2014, to April 2015.

 

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power bank and contact CleggPromo to receive a free set of executive pens as a replacement product. CleggPromo will send consumers a prepaid shipping box and instructions on how to return the power bank free of charge.

 

Consumers may contact CleggPromo at 800-842-2909 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at recall@cleggpromo.com or online at www.cleggpromo.com and click on "1k Power Bank Recall Info" at the bottom of the page for more information.  

 

 

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Tuscany XTE motorhomes recalled

The dinette convertible table top insert may flip up if it is sat on

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 98 model year 2014-2015 Tuscany XTE motorhomes manufactured March 28, 2013, to February 27, 2015. The dinette convert...

PhotoThor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 98 model year 2014-2015 Tuscany XTE motorhomes manufactured March 28, 2013, to February 27, 2015.

 

The dinette convertible table top insert may slide out of position, allowing the insert to flip up if it is sat on. If the insert flips up when sat on, the occupant may fall, increasing the risk of injury.

 

TMC has notified owners, and dealers will install an additional support bracket to slide the table insert into, preventing the insert from flipping up, free of charge. The recall began on September 1, 2015.

 

Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-500-1020. TMC's number for this recall is RC000104.

 

 

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Thor Motor Coach recalls Axis and Vegas RVs

Drivers may be unable to defrost the windshield

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 290 model year 2016 Axis and Vegas recreational vehicles manufactured March 26, 2015, to July 6, 2015. The heating, v...

PhotoThor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 290 model year 2016 Axis and Vegas recreational vehicles manufactured March 26, 2015, to July 6, 2015.

 

The heating, ventilation and air conditioning control may lock on one setting, preventing the operator from changing the air flow, thereby eliminating the ability to defrost the windshield.

 

If the windshield cannot be defrosted, the driver's visibility may be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

TMC has notified owners, and dealers will install a jumper harness to prevent the condition, free of charge. The recall began on September 1, 2015.

 

Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-500-1020. TMC's number for this recall is RC000103.

 

 

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Zak Designs recalls water bottles

The inner plastic straw in the flip-top portion of the twist-off cap can break

Zak Designs of Airway Heights, Wash., is recalling about 178,000 26-ounce water bottles. The inner plastic straw in the flip-top portion of the twist-off ...

PhotoZak Designs of Airway Heights, Wash., is recalling about 178,000 26-ounce water bottles.

 

The inner plastic straw in the flip-top portion of the twist-off cap can break, posing a choking hazard.

 

The company has received nine reports of the inner plastic straw in the flip-top portion of the cap breaking, including seven reports of plastic fragments spit out by children using the bottle. No injuries have been reported.

 

The ten-inch tall Zak Designs 26-ounce plastic water bottles have a flip-top spout on a twist-off cap with colored inner plastic straws in clear, blue, gray, green, light purple or red. The water bottles have popular characters on the front and come in a variety of colors including clear, gray, navy blue, pink, teal blue, gray with colored caps in red, blue pink and yellow.

 

Characters include Captain America, a Batman design, Minions, My Little Pony, Spiderman, Star Wars aircraft, a Superman logo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thor and Wonder Woman.

 

Mold number “14158” and “Zak Designs” are embossed on the bottom of the bottles in the recall. Bottles with a black inner straw and black twist-off cap are not included in the recall.

 

The water bottles, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Target stores during the “Back-to-College” promotion nationwide from June 2015, through July 2015, for about $10.

 

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bottles and contact Zak Designs for instructions on receiving a free replacement cap with straw.

 

Consumers may contact Zak Designs toll-free at 866-737-1148 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at http://www.zak.com/lid_replacement for more information.

 

 

 

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Recall of adult portable bed handles re-announced

The response to the earlier recall is under 1%

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bed Handles Inc., of Blue Springs, Mo., are reannouncing the voluntary recall of about 113,000 adult port...

PhotoThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bed Handles Inc., of Blue Springs, Mo., are reannouncing the voluntary recall of about 113,000 adult portable bed handles.

 

The original recall in May 2014 produced a response of less than 1%.

 

When attached to an adult’s bed without the use of safety retention straps, a handle can shift out of place creating a dangerous gap between the bed handle and the side of the mattress. This poses a serious risk of entrapment, strangulation and death.

 

Three women died after becoming trapped between the mattress and the bed handles. No additional deaths or injuries have been reported.

 

The recall involves adult portable bed handles sold by Bed Handles, Inc. from 1994 through 2007 that do not have safety retention straps to secure the bed handle to the bed frame to keep the bed handle from shifting out of place and creating a dangerous gap.

 

The L-shaped bed handles are made out of ¾ inch tubular steel, measure 20 inches wide, 16 to 20 inches tall and have 3 ft. poles that extend under the mattress. They are are intended to assist adults getting in and out of bed by giving them a bar to grip.

 

Recalled models include the Original Bedside Assistant (BA10W), the Travel Handles (BA11W) which is sold as a set of two bed handles, and the Adjustable Bedside Assistant (AJ1):

  • The Original Bedside Assistant (BA10W) and the Travel Handles (BA11W) have a white handle with white poles that go under the mattress.
  • The Adjustable Bedside Assistant (AJ1) is gold and has a black cushioned foam handle.

Bed Handles, Inc. and the model number are printed on a white label on the bed handles.

 

The bed handles, manufactured in the U.S., were sold by home health care stores, drug stores and medical equipment stores nationwide and in home and health care catalogs from January 1994, through December 2007, for about $100.

 

Consumers should immediately stop using all recalled bed handles that were sold without safety retention straps, and contact Bed Handles, Inc. for free safety retention straps to secure the bed handle to the bed frame, new assembly and installation instructions for models BA10W, BA11W and AJ1 and a warning label to attach to the bed handles.

 

The bed handles should be used only with the safety retention straps securely in place attaching the bed handle to the bed frame in order to prevent a gap.

 

Consumers may contact Bed Handles Inc. at 800-725-6903 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, or online at http://bedhandles.com/recall.html.

 

 

 

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Bradshaw International recalls jumbo roasters

The roaster rim can have sharp edges

Bradshaw International of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is recalling about 146,000 Good Cook Jumbo Roaster roasting pans. The roaster rim is incorrectly fini...

PhotoBradshaw International of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is recalling about 146,000 Good Cook Jumbo Roaster roasting pans.

 

The roaster rim is incorrectly finished and can have sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard.

 

The company has received three reports of roasters with sharp edges causing cuts on the users' fingers.

 

The recalled Good Cook Jumbo Roaster roasting pans are oval and gray and are 21 inches by 15 inches on the outside and 17 inches by 13 1/2 inches on the inside. Each pan is stamped from a single piece of metal to form built-in handles. Each handle has a series of indentations and the interior of the pan has ridges in the bottom.

 

The roasters come in packages labeled “Jumbo Roaster.” Bradshaw International Inc. and Universal Product Code (UPC) number 0-76753-04315-1 or 0-41220-32403-3 were on the back of the package.

 

The roasters, manufactured in China, were sold at grocery stores nationwide from August 2014, through October 2014, for between $6 and $10.

 

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled roasting pans and contact Bradshaw International for a free replacement pan.

 

Consumers may contact Bradshaw International at 800-421-6290 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, or online at http://www.bradshawintl.com/recalls more information.

 

 

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Recalled apple slices may have been distributed to Florida school kids

The product may contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Appeeling Fruit of Dauberville, Pa., says it's been informed by one of its customers that some of the Snack Fresh brand bagged red apple slices that were r...

PhotoAppeeling Fruit of Dauberville, Pa., says it's been informed by one of its customers that some of the Snack Fresh brand bagged red apple slices that were recalled earlier this month may have been distributed to schools in Florida’s Palm Beach County School District.

 

The product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

 

The company says health authorities have not informed it of any illnesses linked to this recall, and that it's not sure how much of the recalled product may have been distributed in the school district.

 

Anyone who has recalled product should not consume it, but dispose of it properly.

 

Consumers with questions may contact the company’s consumer information desk at 1-866-873-0468, or visit the company website.

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Segway recalls Off-Board Chargers for Segway Personal Transporters

A wire inside the charger can detach and touch the side of the charger

Segway Inc., of Bedford, N.H., is recalling about 17 Off-Board Chargers for Segway Personal Transporters (PT). A wire inside the charger can detach and to...

PhotoSegway Inc., of Bedford, N.H., is recalling about 17 Off-Board Chargers for Segway Personal Transporters (PT).

 

A wire inside the charger can detach and touch the side of the charger, posing a shock hazard.

 

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

 

This recall involves Segway PT Off-Board Chargers manufactured from November 2012, to November 2014, with part number 23288-00001. The chargers are black, box-shaped and measure 8 inches wide by 13.75 inches deep by 4 inches high. Two wires used to connect the unit to Segway PT batteries extend from one end. The Segway brand name is on the charger above these wires.

 

Chargers with the following serial numbers are being recalled:

  • 13240C000265,
  • 13240C000266,
  • 13240C000268,
  • 13240C000269,
  • 13240C000272,
  • 14205C000275,
  • 14205C000278,
  • 14205C000280,
  • 14205C000295,
  • 14205C000296,
  • 14205C000297,
  • 14205C000298,
  • 14205C000302,
  • 14209C000313,
  • 14209C000314,
  • 14209C000321 and
  • 14209C000324.

The serial number and part number are on a silver data plate attached to the bottom of the charger.

 

The chargers, manufactured in the U.S., were sold exclusively at authorized Segway dealers and distributors and directly from Segway Inc. from November 2012, through September 2015, for about $920.

 

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chargers, unplug them and contact Segway or the Segway dealer from whom it was purchased to receive a free replacement power cord equipped with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). Segway is contacting consumers directly.

 

Consumers may contact Segway toll-free at 866-473-4929 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at www.segway.com for more information.

 

 

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Philips recalls halogen bulbs

The lens of the bulb can shatter in the lamp or the lens can fall and shatter

Philips Lighting North America Corporation of Somerset, N.J., is recalling about 470,000 halogen bulbs. The lens of the bulb can shatter in the lamp or th...

PhotoPhilips Lighting North America Corporation of Somerset, N.J., is recalling about 470,000 halogen bulbs.

 

The lens of the bulb can shatter in the lamp or the lens can fall and shatter, posing a laceration and burn hazard.

 

The company has received 13 reports of the lens of the bulb shattering, including five reports of property damage totaling about $700 and two laceration injuries.

 

This recall involves Philips 60W PAR 16 120V halogen bulbs manufactured from November 2013, to March 2015. Date codes that represent the month and year of production are painted on the bulb glass along with “PHILIPS Halogena PAR 16,” “China” and “60W/120/V.”

 

Recalled bulb date codes include:

 

 

2013

2014

2015

3L, 3M

4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F, 4G, 4H, 4J, 4K, 4L, 4M

5A, 5B, 5C

 

The light bulbs, manufactured in China, were sold at Home Depot stores and professional distributors nationwide and online at www.Amazon.com from November 2013, through March 2015, for about $10.

 

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled bulbs, remove them from any fixtures and contact Philips to request packaging materials and instructions for returning the recalled bulbs at no cost. Philips will provide free replacement bulbs.

 

Consumers may contact Philips at 800-239-6587 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at halogenlamp@philips.com and online at http://www.usa.philips.com/c-w/support-home/recall/recall-halogen-bulbs.html for more information.

 

 

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Kawasaki recalls Vulcan 1700 Voyager and Vulcan 1700 Vaquero motorcycles

An ignition wire may chafe, resulting in a short circuit and possible engine stall

Kawasaki Motors is recalling 11,836 model year 2009-2015 Vulcan 1700 Voyager and 2011-2015 Vulcan 1700 Vaquero motorcycles manufactured February 2, 2009, t...

PhotoKawasaki Motors is recalling 11,836 model year 2009-2015 Vulcan 1700 Voyager and 2011-2015 Vulcan 1700 Vaquero motorcycles manufactured February 2, 2009, to March 20, 2015.

 

An ignition wire may chafe due to contact with the fuel tank, resulting in a short circuit and possible engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Kawasaki will notify owners, and dealers will install additional shielding and padding to prevent the ignition wire from shorting. Any ignition switch that has damaged wires will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact Kawasaki customer service at 1-866-802-9381. Kawasaki's number for this recall is MC15-10.

 

 

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Lota recalls touchless kitchen faucets

The battery box that powers the faucet’s sensor can short circuit, overheat and/or melt

Lota USA of Los Angeles, Calif., is recalling about 4,500 touchless kitchen faucets The battery box used to power the faucet’s sensor can short circuit, o...

PhotoLota USA of Los Angeles, Calif., is recalling about 4,500 touchless kitchen faucets

 

The battery box used to power the faucet’s sensor can short circuit, overheat and/or melt, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

 

The firm has received six reports of the faucet’s battery box overheating, melting and/or smoking, including one report of a fire in the box and one report of a burn to a consumer’s thumb.

 

This recall involves Glacier Bay and Schon brand touchless kitchen faucets that allow the user to waive a hand in front of a sensor to start and stop the flow of water, a pull-down sprayer head with a white LED light and a single handle to manually turn the water on and off. The touchless feature is powered by four 1.5V batteries installed into a battery box connected to the faucet.

 

The Glacier Bay faucets include a matching soap dispenser. Glacier Bay is printed on the base of the Glacier Bay faucets. Schon is printed on the base of the Schon faucets. The Glacier Bay faucets were sold in chrome, Mediterranean bronze and stainless steel. The Schon faucets were sold in chrome and stainless steel.

 

The model number and the manufacturing date are printed on the faucet’s black piping that connects the faucet to the kitchen’s water pipe under the sink. Manufacturing dates are the YY-MM-DD format, e.g. 14-10-29 was manufactured on October 29, 2014.

 

The faucets have the following model numbers and manufacturing dates:

 

 Model NumberManufacturing Date Brand  Description
67536-100114-10-29 through  15-04-14Glacier BayTouchless single-handle pull-down sprayer kitchen faucet with LED light (chrome)
67536-1027H214-10-29 through  15-04-14Glacier BayTouchless single-handle pull-down sprayer kitchen faucet with LED light (Mediterranean bronze)

67536-1008D2

14-10-29 through  15-04-14Glacier BayTouchless single-handle pull-down sprayer kitchen faucet with LED light (stainless steel)

67558-0101

14-10-29 through  15-04-14 SchönSchön modern kitchen modern sensor pulldown (chrome)

67558-0108D2

14-10-29 through  15-04-14 SchönSchön modern kitchen sensor pulldown (stainless steel)
 

 

The faucets, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at The Home Depot stores nationwide and online at www.homedepot.com from March 2015, through May 2015, for about $225.

 

Consumers should immediately unplug and remove batteries from the faucet’s battery box and contact Lota USA for a replacement battery box for the faucet.

 

Consumers may contact Lota USA/Parts Helper toll-free at 877-580-5682 Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. (ET), on Saturdays between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. (ET), or online at www.lotausa.com and click on “Recall” for more information.

 

 

 

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Medistat RX recalls sterile drug products

The products may be contaminated

Medistat RX of Foley, Alabama, is recalling all non-expired drug products produced for sterile use. The recalled products, which may be contaminated, wer...

PhotoMedistat RX of Foley, Alabama, is recalling all non-expired drug products produced for sterile use.

 

The recalled products, which may be contaminated, were distributed nationwide between November 1, 2014, and September 3, 2015.

 

During a continuing inspection, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Alabama state inspectors observed significant deficiencies that raise concerns about Medistat’s ability to assure the sterility of drug products that it produced. Medistat ceased sterile compounding operations on September 1, 2015.

 

FDA has received reports of several adverse events that are potentially associated with drug products made by Medistat.

 

Health care professionals and patients are urged to report adverse reactions or quality problems with the use of these products to FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program:

 

Complete and submit the report online at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm; or

Download and complete the form, then submit it via fax at 1-800-FDA-0178.

 

FDA previously inspected Medistat in September 2014 and issued a Form FDA 483

 

 

 

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Bosch Security Systems recalls wireless smoke alarms

The alarms can fail to alert consumers to a fire

Bosch Security Systems of Fairport, N.Y., is recalling about 950 Radion wireless smoke alarms. The alarms can fail to alert consumers to a fire, posing a ...

PhotoBosch Security Systems of Fairport, N.Y., is recalling about 950 Radion wireless smoke alarms.

 

The alarms can fail to alert consumers to a fire, posing a fire hazard.

 

The company has received two reports that alarms failed to sound during installation testing.

 

This recall involves Bosch’s Radion wireless round smoke alarms installed as part of Bosch security systems. Bosch security alarm systems use a control keypad labeled “Bosch” on the front surface. The alarms are made of white plastic and measure 5.6 inches across and 2.4 inches high.

 

The alarms have a Bosch label on the back with “RFSM-A,” a bar code with “F01U263962” and a 17-digit serial number starting with 0922320XXX. The XXX in the 8th through 10th positions of the serial number designates the date code. Only alarms with date codes 001 through 458 are included in the recall.

 

The alarms, manufactured in China, were sold at security system dealers nationwide from November 2013, through October 2014, for about $125.

 

Consumers should immediately contact their dealer/installer for a free replacement alarm. Bosch has contacted dealers and installers directly.

 

Consumers may contact Bosch Security Systems at 800-289-0096 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. (ET) or at www.boschsecurity.us and click on Service and Support, then Customer Service and Presales, then Related Links and go to Technical Bulletins and Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

 

 

 

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Cabrinha recalls kiteboard control systems

The connection point between the kiteboard’s trim line and the depower mainline can break

Cabrinha Kites, a subsidiary of Pryde Group Americas, of Miami, Fla., is recalling about 750 Cabrinha Kiteboard control systems. The point of connection b...

PhotoCabrinha Kites, a subsidiary of Pryde Group Americas, of Miami, Fla., is recalling about 750 Cabrinha Kiteboard control systems.

 

The point of connection between the kiteboard’s trim line and the depower mainline can break, and cause a loss of control, posing a risk of injury.

 

The firm has received four reports of the kiteboard trim lines breaking. No injuries have been reported.

 

This recall involves three TrimLite Cleat trim control systems for Cabrinha kiteboards, including the Overdrive 1X with TrimLite, the standard 1X with TrimLite and the Chaos 1X with TrimLite models.

 

A trim line connects the kite to the handle held by the user, allowing the user to control the kite. Only trim lines with white tape below the loop connecting the trim line to the cleat are part of this recall. The control systems are comprised of a light-weight control bar to control and depower the kite, a set of flying lines and a harness loop/quick release (QR) mechanism.

 

The Overdrive 1X with TrimLite, model number KS6CSODQC, was sold in two sizes 48 cm and 56 cm. The standard 1X with TrimLite control system, model number KS6CSFXQL, was sold in three sizes 42 cm, 52 cm and 60 cm. The Chaos 1X control system, model number KS6CSCHFX, measures 44 cm. The model numbers are located on a cloth tab attached to the bungee line restrainers at the end of the bars.

 

The control systems, manufactured in China, were sold at watersports stores nationwide from July 2015, through August 2015, for between $430 and $530 for the control systems.

 

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled kiteboard control systems and return them to the place of purchase to have a free replacement part installed.

 

Consumers may contact Cabrinha Kites collect at 808-893-0286 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. HST Monday through Friday, or online at http://www.cabrinhakites.com/safety-alert.html for more information.

 

 

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Anhing recalls ABC-shaped cookies Banh Chu

The product contains an elevated level of lead

Anhing Corporation of Los Angeles, Calif., is recalling ABC Cookies Banh Chu imported from Vietnam. The cookies contain lead in excess of the California S...

PhotoAnhing Corporation of Los Angeles, Calif., is recalling ABC Cookies Banh Chu imported from Vietnam.

 

The cookies contain lead in excess of the California State requirements and as such could cause health problems to consumers, particularly infants, small children, and pregnant women.

 

The recalled product is contained in a plastic jar shaped and painted as a cat's face. The bottle has a red lid that contains a paper label with a picture of the cookies the name "ABC Cookies Banh Chu," the Caravelle brand logo, the ingredient declaration, the net weight, and the name and address of Anhing Corporation. Each jar contains 7 ounces of cookies.

 

Consumers who have the recalled product should not eat them, but return them to the place of purchase.

 

 

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Kenwood blenders recalled

The lower blade can break during use

Kenwood is recalling about 1,010 Kenwood Blend-X PRO, BLM800 blenders in the U.S. and Canada. The lower blade can break during use, posing a laceration ha...

PhotoKenwood is recalling about 1,010 Kenwood Blend-X PRO, BLM800 blenders in the U.S. and Canada.

 

The lower blade can break during use, posing a laceration hazard.

 

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

 

The recalled Kenwood Blend-X PRO, BLM800 blender has a glass handle and a black plastic lid, and sits on a grey power unit with a motor and user control panel. On the front lower portion of the base is the Kenwood logo on a silver plate.

 

On the bottom of the blender’s base, the rating label of recalled units has Type BLM80 and a date code ranging from 14X01 to 15X22 (“X” being any letter) stamped on the label.

 

The blenders, manufactured in China, were sold at Bloomingdales, Classic Cook, Frontgate, Good 4u Products, Kitchen Appliances, Kitchen Couture, Kitchen Window, Kitchens With Jazz, Las Cosas Cooking, Le Petite, M & K, Main Street Kitchens, Rolling Pin-Neeve, Ralph’s Thyme In The Kitchen, The Cooking Depot, The Cupboard, The Kitchen Clique and online at Bloomingdales.com and frontgate.com from August 2014, through July 2015, for approximately $400.

 

Consumers should immediately stop using the blender and contact Kenwood to arrange for a free replacement blade assembly kit to be mailed to their homes.

 

Consumers may contact Kenwood toll-free at 866-367-4561 anytime or online at , click on United http://www.kenwoodworld.com/en-us/customer-services for more information.

 

 

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Okarche Bakery recalls frozen cookie dough

The product may contain undeclared milk, soy, wheat and Yellow #5, allergens not listed on the label

Okarche Bakery of Okarche, Okla., is recalling all frozen cookie dough. The product may contain undeclared milk, soy, wheat and Yellow #5, allergens not ...

PhotoOkarche Bakery of Okarche, Okla., is recalling all frozen cookie dough.

 

The product may contain undeclared milk, soy, wheat and Yellow #5, allergens not listed on the label.

 

No illnesses have been reported to date.

 

The product can be identified as Okarche’s Old Fashioned Gourmet Cookie Dough in white 3-lb. plastic tubs, which do not contain a lot number or best buy date.

 

The recalled product was distributed in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas through fundraisers.

 

The product may be returned to Tower Cafe, 412 S. Main, Okarche, Okla., 73762.

 

Consumers with questions may contact Craig Hubbard at 405-263-7911, 8 am – 5 pm (CST).

 

 

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Nestle Waters North America recalls water dispensers

The unit can overheat, posing a fire hazard

Nestle Waters North America of Stamford, Conn., is recalling about 190 water dispensers. The screws holding the heat band in the dispensers can break or d...

PhotoNestle Waters North America of Stamford, Conn., is recalling about 190 water dispensers.

 

The screws holding the heat band in the dispensers can break or detach and cause the unit to overheat, posing a fire hazard.

 

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

 

This recall involves Nestle three and five gallon cold and hot water dispensers. The units are white and silver in color and measure about 38 inches tall by 13 inches wide. Water is dispensed from the large plastic water bottle on the top of the unit through the machine by pushing on the paddles below that are marked with blue for cold water and red for hot water.

 

The Nestle Waters North America logo is on the front of the units. Only the following model and serial numbers are included in this recall. The model and serial numbers are printed on a white sticker on the back of the units.

 

Model Numbers  Serial Numbers

BW210EZ  

BW210EZES

LB15A12606

LB15A12620

LB15A12622

LB15A12631

LB15A12670

LB15A12687

LB15A12690

LB15A12762

LB15A12763

LB15A12848

LB15A12849

LB15A12870

LB15A12888

 

 

The dispensers, manufactured in China, were distributed to businesses and residential customers in Florida, Massachusetts and New York as part of a water delivery contract.

 

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water dispensers, unplug the units and contact Nestle for a free pickup of the recalled unit and delivery of a free replacement water dispenser. Nestle is contacting renters of the water dispensers directly.

 

Consumers may contact Nestle Waters North America toll-free at 877-580-4638 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (ET), or online at www.readyrefresh.com and click on “Safety & Storage” at the bottom of the page for more information.

 

 

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Technical Consumer Products recalls Connected brand Downlights

The lights may pose a shock hazard to consumers

Technical Consumer Products of Aurora, Ohio, is recalling about 30,600 LED Downlights for recessed cans in the U.S. and Canada. The internal wiring in the...

PhotoTechnical Consumer Products of Aurora, Ohio, is recalling about 30,600 LED Downlights for recessed cans in the U.S. and Canada.

 

The internal wiring in the LED downlights can contact the downlight’s metal trim, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

 

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

 

This recall involves Connected by TCP 5-inch and 6-inch LED Downlight retrofits for recessed cans. These replacement downlights are white and produce a soft white (2700 Kelvin) or bright white (5000 Kelvin) color temperature. Affected units have item number “CD611LC” and the date code printed directly on the black base of the lamp.

 

Consumers will need to shut off power to the lights and disengage the lamp to check the item number and date code. “Connected automated home lighting system” is printed on the product packaging, along with the item number, UPC code and date code..

 

 Item NumberUPC Description  Date Codes
 CD611LCUPC# 7-62148-26168-1Connected 5"/6" Downlight1410210
1424217
1428217
1439217
1444217
1451217
 

 

The downlights, manufactured in China, were sold at The Home Depot stores and electrical distributors nationwide and online at Amazon.com from June 2014, through June 2015, for about $35.

 

Consumers should immediately contact TCP to receive a free replacement lamp with installation instructions. Consumers should not touch the lamp while it is powered.

 

Consumers may contact Technical Consumer Products at 800-397-2864 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at connected@tcpi.com, or online at www.tcpi.com and click on “Recall” for more information.

 

 

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Food Nation recalls “Western Beef Packaged of Sun Dried Tomatoes"

The product may contain sulfites, which are not listed on the label

Food Nation Produce of Ridgewood, N.Y., is recalling “Western Beef packaged of Sun Dried Tomatoes.” The product may contain sulfites, which are not listed...

PhotoFood Nation Produce of Ridgewood, N.Y., is recalling “Western Beef packaged of Sun Dried Tomatoes.”

 

The product may contain sulfites, which are not listed on the label.

 

The consumption of 10 milligrams (mg) of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reactions in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 mg or more of sulfites. Analysis of the recalled product revealed it contained 32.2 mg per serving.

 

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

 

The recalled product comes in an un-coded 16-oz. or 32-oz. plastic container and was sold in Western Beef retail supermarkets in New York.

 

Customers who purchased this product should return it to the place of purchase.

 

Consumers with questions may contact the company (718) 417-3370.

 

 

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The James Trading Group recalls kids sports hoodies

A drawstring around the neck area poses a strangulation hazard to children

The James Trading Group of Orangeburg, N.Y., is recalling about 1,200 Croker Kids Ireland kids hoodies. The sweatshirts have a drawstring around the neck ...

PhotoThe James Trading Group of Orangeburg, N.Y., is recalling about 1,200 Croker Kids Ireland kids hoodies.

 

The sweatshirts have a drawstring around the neck area which poses a strangulation hazard to children.

 

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

 

This recall involves James Trading Group’s Croker Kids Ireland Sports Hoodie with model number IR6012 printed on a hang tag attached to the hoodie. The kids hoodie has green fabric on the upper chest and arms with a white diagonal stripe across the torso and a blue panel on the bottom half of the hoodie. “Ireland” is printed in white letters across the chest and there are three Shamrock logos embroidered onto a patch on the bottom left side of the hoodie.

 

The hoodie is 75% cotton and 25% polyester, and was sold in kids sizes “2YR” through “12YR” printed on the hang tag and on the tag sewn into the neck of the garment. “Croker” is printed on the inside neck label on the garment.

 

The hoodies, manufactured in China, were sold at Irish boutiques and other specialty retail stores nationwide and

online at www.thejtg.com from November 2012, through August 2015, for about $20.

 

Consumers should immediately take these recalled hoodies away from children. Consumers can remove the drawstring from the hoodie to eliminate the hazard or return it to the place where purchased for a full refund.

 

Consumer Contact The James Trading Group at 800-541-5004 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at www.thejtg.com.

 

 

 

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Best Cash & Carry recalls Rose Brand cranberry mix

The product may contain sulfites, which are not listed on the label

Best Cash & Carry of Maspeth, N.Y., is recalling Rose Brand cranberry mix. The product may contain sulfites, which are not listed on the label. The consu...

PhotoBest Cash & Carry of Maspeth, N.Y., is recalling Rose Brand cranberry mix.

 

The product may contain sulfites, which are not listed on the label.

 

The consumption of 10 milligrams (mg) of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reactions in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 mg or more of sulfites. Analysis of the recalled product revealed it contains 16.96 mg per serving.

 

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

 

The recalled product comes in an un-coded, 7-oz. plastic bag and was sold in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.

 

Customers who purchased this product should return it to the place of purchase.

 

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-786-8961.

 

 

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Prestone Windshield De-Icer and Ice and Frost Shield Due recalled

Children may gain access to the product by removing the trigger assembly, posing a risk of poisoning

Prestone Products Corporation of Lake Forest. Ill., is recalling about 4.1 million bottles of Prestone Windshield De-Icer and Prestone Ice & Frost Shield. ...

PhotoPrestone Products Corporation of Lake Forest. Ill., is recalling about 4.1 million bottles of Prestone Windshield De-Icer and Prestone Ice & Frost Shield.

 

The trigger spray assembly can be removed from the De-Icer and Frost Shield container. The product contains methanol and ethylene glycol. Children may gain access to the product by removing the trigger assembly, posing a risk of poisoning.

 

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

 

This recall involves two products: Prestone Windshield De-Icer and Prestone Ice & Frost Shield.

 

The Windshield De-Icer (SKU AS-246) is used to melt ice on vehicle windshields and windows. The De-Icer was sold in a clear yellow 32-ounce trigger spray plastic bottle with a black tip on the nozzle.

 

The Prestone Ice & Frost Shield (SKU AS-247) is used to reduce morning frost, light ice and snow on vehicle windshields, windows and wiper blades. The Frost Shield was sold in a clear yellow 32-ounce trigger spray plastic bottle with a yellow trigger pull. The SKU number is printed on the bottom left of the back label.

 

The products, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at AutoZone, Kroger, Meijer, O’Reilly’s, Pep Boys and Walmart, online at www.Amazon.com, and other retailers from September 2011, through August 2015, for between $3 and $11.

 

Consumers should inspect the bottle to see if the trigger assembly can be removed by twisting the neck shroud counter-clockwise. If the trigger assembly can be removed, consumers should contact Prestone to receive a new replacement trigger assembly that, once engaged, cannot be removed.

 

Consumers may contact the Prestone information center at 800-890-2075 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (ET) Monday – Friday or online at www.prestone.com and click on “De-Icer and Frost Shield Recall” for more information.

 

 

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Hill Country Fare Spring Water recalled

The product may contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label

H-E-B is recalling one-gallon containers of Hill Country Fare Spring Water with the Best By date of December 19, 2015. The product may contain milk, an a...

PhotoH-E-B is recalling one-gallon containers of Hill Country Fare Spring Water with the Best By date of December 19, 2015.

 

The product may contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

 

There have been no consumer complaints or reports of illness.

 

This recall is limited to stores located in Houston, Central Texas and the Gulf Coast.

 

Customers who purchased the recalled product can return it to their H-E-B store for a full refund.

 

Consumers with concerns or questions may contact H-E-B customer relations at 210-938-8357 or 1-800-432-3113 between 8AM and 5PM (CST) Monday – Friday.

 

 

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Keystone Avalanche 355RK RVs recalled

A window is incorrectly label as an emergency exit

Keystone RV Company is recalling 124 model year 2014-2015 Keystone Avalanche recreational vehicles, model 355RK, manufactured from May 6, 2013, through Apr...

PhotoKeystone RV Company is recalling 124 model year 2014-2015 Keystone Avalanche recreational vehicles, model 355RK, manufactured from May 6, 2013, through April 24, 2014.

 

The recalled vehicles may be equipped with a rear window that has a sticker labeling it as an emergency exit sticker. However, this window may be partially blocked by the rear ladder and was not intended to be a secondary emergency exit.

 

In the event of an emergency, occupants trying to escape through the rear window would not be able to. This could increase the risk of injury.

 

Keystone has notified owners, and dealers will remove the emergency exit sticker, free of charge. The recall began on August 17, 2015.

 

Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 15-233.

 

 

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Imagine Nation Books recalls pink Giraffe Animal Purse

The red paint on the zipper contains excessive levels of lead

Imagine Nation Books of Louisville, Colo., is recalling about 630 pink Giraffe Animal Purses. The red paint on the zipper contains excessive levels of lea...

PhotoImagine Nation Books of Louisville, Colo., is recalling about 630 pink Giraffe Animal Purses.

 

The red paint on the zipper contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

 

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

 

This recall involves the Imagine Nation Books pink Giraffe Animal Purse with brown spots. The purse measures about 16 inches high by 14 inches long and looks like a pink stuffed animal giraffe with brown spots and brown feet and a red zipper down the center of the back.

 

There is a sewn-in tag inside the zipper pouch that reads “MADE IN CHINA.” A hang-tag attached to the purse has “JEWELRY is fun, LEAD COMPLIANT” on the front and “WARNING: Not for Children under 3 years old,” “www.jewelryisfun.com” and item number “CHJF10032AST” on the back. No other color combinations are included in this recall.

 

The purses, manufactured in China, were sold at Imagine Nation Books dealers nationwide at book fairs held at corporate offices and hospitals from July 2014, through March 2015, for between $5 and $6.

 

Consumers should immediately take these recalled purses away from young children and contact Imagine Nation Books for instructions on returning the purse for a full refund.

 

Consumers may contact Imagine Nation Books at 800- 917-0213 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MT) Monday through Friday, by email at productinfo@booksarefun.com or online at www.booksarefun.com and click on the Recall tab for more information.

 

 

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Forest River recalls Vengeance vehicles

The gross vehicle weight rating on the certification label is incorrect

Forest River is recalling 190 model year 2014-2015 Vengeance vehicles manufactured December 20, 2013, to November 3, 2014. The gross vehicle weight ratin...

PhotoForest River is recalling 190 model year 2014-2015 Vengeance vehicles manufactured December 20, 2013, to November 3, 2014.

 

The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is less than the vehicle's GVWR represented on its certification label. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."

 

A customer may be confused as to actual GVWR of the vehicle, as well as the vehicle's load carrying capacity. Misinformation can lead to vehicle overloading that can cause a tire failure and crash.

 

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a new corrected certification label, free of charge. The recall began on August 31, 2015.

 

Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-219-533-5934. Forest River's number for this recall is 17B-08032015-0069.

 

 

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MiWorld Accessories recalls plug-in wall chargers for iPhones

The chargers can overheat and catch fire while in use

MiWorld Accessories of New York is recalling about 3,200 USB cord & wall chargers for iPhone 5/5S. The chargers can overheat and catch fire while in use, ...

PhotoMiWorld Accessories of New York is recalling about 3,200 USB cord & wall chargers for iPhone 5/5S.

 

The chargers can overheat and catch fire while in use, posing a fire hazard.

 

There has been one report of the charger catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.

 

This recall involves wall chargers with USB cords that are used to charge the iPhone 5 and 5S. The chargers have a geometric print in mint green and peach colors.

 

Style numbers CRGT-003 or CRGT-004 are printed on the UPC sticker on the back side of the package. “Charlotte Russe” and “USB Cord & Wall Charger for iPhone 5/5S” are printed on the packaging.

 

The chargers, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Charlotte Russe stores nationwide during October 2014 for about $13.

 

Consumers should immediately stop using recalled chargers and contact MiWorld for a full refund.

 

Consumers may contact MiWorld Accessories toll-free at 877-936-6677 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at support@miworldaccessories.com www.miworldaccessories.com or online at and click on “Product Recall Click Here for More Info” button for more information.

 

 

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Winnebago recalls RVs with deadbolt issue

The deadbolt locks installed on the vehicles may become stuck in a locked position

Winnebago Industries is recalling 3,307 model year 2014-2015 Winnebago Vista, Brave, Trend, Minnie Winnie, and Itasca Sunstar, Tribute, Viva!, and Spirit v...

PhotoWinnebago Industries is recalling 3,307 model year 2014-2015 Winnebago Vista, Brave, Trend, Minnie Winnie, and Itasca Sunstar, Tribute, Viva!, and Spirit vehicles manufactured March 18, 2013, to November 18, 2014.

 

Due to a manufacturing issue, the deadbolt locks installed on the vehicles may become stuck in a locked position. A stuck deadbolt could potentially trap occupants inside the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.

 

Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair deadbolts as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin early September.

 

Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-641-585-3535, or TriMark customer service at 1-641-394-3188.

 

 

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Tasty Delicious Bakery recalls Sugar Bun

The product may may contain egg, an allergen not listed on the label

Tasty Delicious Bakery of Brooklyn, N.Y., is recalling Sugar Bun in 8-oz. individually wrapped packages. The product may may contain egg, an allergen not...

PhotoTasty Delicious Bakery of Brooklyn, N.Y., is recalling Sugar Bun in 8-oz. individually wrapped packages.

 

The product may may contain egg, an allergen not listed on the label.

 

No illness has been reported to date.

 

The recalled product, which is uncoded, was sold in retail stores and through direct delivery in the New York State and New Jersey area.

 

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

 

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-483-8614.

 

 

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Mercedes-Benz recalls vehicles with potential for engine fire

A rubber seal contacting parts of the engine or exhaust system could increase the risk of a fire

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 209 model year 2016 Mercedes Benz E350, E400, E400 4Matic, E63 4M S AMG, E350 4Matic, E63-4M S AMG, 2015 CLS400, CLS...

PhotoMercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling 209 model year 2016 Mercedes Benz E350, E400, E400 4Matic, E63 4M S AMG, E350 4Matic, E63-4M S AMG, 2015 CLS400, CLS400 4Matic, CLS550, CLS63-4M "P" AMG, and CLS550 4Matic vehicles manufactured April 16, 2015, to April 22, 2015.

 

The integral steel cable that secures the rubber seal to the bulkhead might have been damaged due to the supplier rework of the rubber seal. In the event the rubber seal is not properly secured around the engine compartment, it is possible for it to stick to the hood when it is opened and then fall into the engine bay when the hood is closed.

 

If the rubber seal falls into the engine compartment, it may contact parts of the engine or exhaust system, increasing the risk of a fire.

 

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rubber seal, in the engine compartment, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-201-573-5339. MBUSA's number for this recall is 2015080001.  

 

 

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Forest River recalls Palomino PaloMini vehicles

The cambers in the axle tubes may have been installed upside down

Forest River is recalling 23 model year 2015 Palomino PaloMini vehicles manufactured November 14, 2014, to July 23, 2015. The cambers in the axle tubes m...

PhotoForest River is recalling 23 model year 2015 Palomino PaloMini vehicles manufactured November 14, 2014, to July 23, 2015.

 

The cambers in the axle tubes may have been installed upside down, which can cause the tube to appear bent downward towards the ground when the bend should be pointing upwards to the unit floor.

 

A mispositioned camber may come in contact with a tire, a spindle or other components leading to fracture or failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and reposition any mispositioned cambers, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 25, 2015.

 

Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-269-432-3246. Forest River's number for this recall is 400-07282015-0065.

 

 

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OmniPod Insulin Management System recalled

Some of the pods may have a higher rate of failure than the company's manufacturing standards

Insulet Corporation is recalling 40,846 boxes (ten pods per box) of the OmniPod (pod) Insulin Management System. Some of the pods from these lots may hav...

PhotoInsulet Corporation is recalling 40,846 boxes (ten pods per box) of the OmniPod (pod) Insulin Management System.

 

Some of the pods from these lots may have a higher rate of failure than Insulet's current manufacturing standards. The OmniPod Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM) is not affected.

 

The affected pod lots have resulted in 90 Medical Device Reports of which 13 required medical intervention. No serious injuries or deaths have been reported in patients using OmniPod devices from the affected lots.

 

There are two ways in which these pods can fail at a rate that is higher than Insulet's current standard. The cannula may either completely retract or fail to fully deploy, which may result in the patient not receiving the expected insulin dose.

 

Or the pod may trigger an audible alarm indicating it will no longer deliver insulin and will need to be replaced. Both situations can result in the interruption of insulin delivery that can cause hyperglycemia, which, if left untreated, can result in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).

 

The following OmniPod lots are being recalled:

DistributionCatalog NumberDescriptionLot Number
United StatesPOD-ZXP420OmniPod® Insulin Management SystemL40806
L40811 
L40895 
L40976 
L41014 
L41025 
L41067 
L41162 
L41171 
L41197 
L41198 
L41250
International14810OmniPod® Insulin Management SystemL40771 
L40892 
L40901 
L40905 
L40997 
L41199 
L41208

The lot number is located on the pod tray lid label and is also laser etched on the side of each individual pod. The lot number is also located on the box of OmniPods.

 

Customers who have pods from the affected lots should stop using them and return the pods for replacement.

 

The recalled products were distributed to customers from December 2013, to March 2015.

 

Distributors and customers have been notified by email, FedEx, and phone calls. The company is arranging for return and replacement of all recalled product.

 

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-855-407-3729 at any time.

 

 

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