- Ocean Spray Original Flavor Craisins have been recalled due to the discovery of metal fragments in the packages.
- Giant Eagle is recalling Valu Time and Food Club canned pumpkin bought on or before Oct. 30 due to quality control issues.
- EU health regulators issued a preliminary recall of three cancer drugs due to contamination risks at the Ohio plant where they were manufactured: Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) Velcade, Celgene Corp.’s (CELG) Vidaza and Pierre Fabre Medicament’s Busilvex.
- Silva Sausage Co. is recalling approximately 1,010 British-style banger sausages due to misbranding and a possible allergen.
- Georgia-King & Prince Seafood Corp. has announced a voluntary recall of Nova Style Cold Smoked Salmon and Sable Fish Lox, Salmon Sushi Fillets, and Salmon Trim on fears that they may be contaminated with Listeria.
- Some of Chryslerâ€™s 2012 Dodge Journey and 2012 Fiat 500 are being recalled due to contaminated brake fluid that was put in during the vehicles’ assembly. The recalled models were built between Oct. 24 and Oct. 26 of last year.
- Four Star Import & Distribution Inc. announced a nationwide recall of Noya Brand Boyal Dry Fish and Munia Brand Churi Dry Fish on fears they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores.
- Ginger Beef Corporation has recalled its pre-cooked products and shut down the entire production line following the discovery of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
- Motion-sensing wall switches made by Health-Zenith and Wireless Command are being recalled due to safety risks. When the switches are in the auto mode and the light is off, a small amount of leakage current passes through the electric circuit, including the socket.
- Columbia Sportswear is recalling Omni-Heatâ„¢ Lithium-Polymer Rechargeable Batteries for fire hazards the defective batteries pose to consumers. The batteries were sold with Omni-Heatâ„¢ Electric jacket styles.
- Toyota Motor Sales, Inc. recalled about 283,000 Toyota vehicles and 137,000 Lexus vehicles to replace the crankshaft pulley on the V6 engine. A problem with the pulley may cause the power steering to become detached.
- The FDA is warning consumers not to eat Bio Gaudiano brand Organic Olives Stuffed with Almonds. The product, imported from Italy, has been linked with a botulism outbreak in Europe.
- United Natural Foods is also recalling selected types of FoodMatch, Inc. Divina Stuffed Olives tied to a botulism outbreak.
- Assi Brand oysters are being recalled due to norovirus cases in Washington state. The frozen oyster meat (shucked; not in shell), is packed in 3-lb bags.
- Wolfgang Puck is recalling combination electric griddles/grills imported from China due to a defect in the electrical wiring of the appliances.
- All 2011 Arctic Cat XC 450 ATVs and some 2012 Arctic Cat 450 ATVs are being recalled because the vehicles steering tie-rod can bend, possibly causing the driver to lose control and crash.
- The Joss Cam, a mechanical device placed in the crack of the rock to support a climberâ€™s weight, is being recalled because it may fail unexpectedly after being set.
- Ikea Pax Aurland wardrobe mirror doors are being recalled because they may detach from the wardrobe door, fall, and shatter.
- Kiddieland Toysâ€™ Disney Fairies plastic racing trikes are being recalled because the plastic fairies protrude from the top of the trikeâ€™s handle bar, posing a laceration hazard.
- Battat Inc.â€™s B. Toulouse-LapTrec magnetic sketchboards are being recalled because the magnetic tip of the drawing pen for the sketchboard may detach and pose a choking hazard.
- Harper Trucks is recalling Hand Trucks sold nationwide from September 2008 to March 2009. When the tires are overinflated, they may explode, causing the wheel hub to separate and break.
- Big Lots is recalling Microfiber Glider Recliners with Ottomans and Leather Glider Recliners with Ottomans sold at Big Lots stores nationwide from January 2005 to December 2009. An exposed gap between the moving parts of the chair and the base framework may pose an entrapment hazard.
- Trek Bicycle Corporation is recalling Trek 2012 FX and District bicycles sold nationwide from May 2011 to September 2011. The bolt that secures the seat saddle clamp to the seat post can break, posing a fall hazard.
- BB Buggies Inc. is recalling Bad Boy Buggies off-road utility vehicles sold nationwide from August 2009 to June 2011. The steering assembly arm can break and cause the driver to lose control, posing a crash hazard.
- Commercial Meat Co. is recalling more than 375,000 pounds of ground beef products that were shipped to restaurants in California and Nevada due to possible E. coli contamination.
- About 411,700 B.O.B. strollers in the United States are being recalled due to a detachable patch that may cause a choking hazard. The recall involves all B.O.B. strollers manufactured between November 1998 and November 2010.
- Sony Corp. recalled 1.6 million Bravia flat-panel TVs sold worldwide since 2007 because a faulty component may cause them to melt or catch fire.
- Nidec Motor Corporation is recalling pool pump motors due to an electrical shock hazard.
- General Motors is recalling 6,000 Chevy Corvettes over a rear-hatch issue. The hatches may not meet a federal safety requirement.
- Ballard Designs is recalling about 2,5000 â€œStaffordâ€ stepstools that may be unstable. There have been six reports on unstable stools, including two involving falls that resulted in minor injuries.
- Ikea is recalling its BUSA Childrenâ€™s tent due to laceration and puncture hazards. The steel wire frame of the tent may break.
- Bird Brain Inc. is recalling 1.64 million containers of pourable gel fuel. The fuel may ignite and splatter when poured into a firepot that is still burning.
- J.C. Penney is recalling about 8,000 drop-side cribs because the rails may unexpectedly detach or fall down, causing a suffocation risk.
- Nestle Prepared Foods Company has recalled its Lean Cuisine Chicken Fettucine after inadvertently switching packages with its Dinnertime Selects Lemon Garlic Shrimp products.
CooperVisionâ€™s Avaira Toric contact lenses were recalled in Augustâ€”but many consumers suffering from corneal tears and vision problems may not be aware that the product is defective, according to reports from the FDA. CooperVision hasnâ€™t heeded FDA requests to broaden notifications about the recall.
The lenses were recalled on August 19 after some users experienced â€œhaziness and discomfort.â€ The contact lenses were sold at stores like Costco, Walmart, and Lenscrafters. Customers can log into CooperVisionâ€™s website to check the complete list of retailers and affected lots.
The FDA has contacted CooperVision and asked them to increase efforts to notify customers. According to an MSNBC report, some have ended up in the emergency room after using the defective lenses. The recall affected about 600,000 contact lenses, or 10 percent of those sold or issued as samples in the United States.
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Almost half a million baby strollers are being recalled due to a choking hazard, the CPSC and Health Canada announced. An embroidered logo on the canopy of the B.O.B. Trailers Inc. stroller can come loose, posing a choking risk to young children. The recall involves all B.O.B. strollers manufactured between November 1998 and November 2010.
About 411,700 strollers in the United States and 27,000 in Canada are being recalled. In February, 357,000 units were recalled due to strangulation hazard posed by the canopy drawstring.
The stroller company has received six reports of children mouthing the detached panel on the single and double strollers. Choking and gagging has been reported twice, B.O.B. Inc. reported.
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- Ballard Designs is recalling about 2,500 step stools that are unstable. The plastic stools have plastic tabs on the feet of the steps that cause instability.
- Thomas Built Buses is recalling more than 1,800 school buses to repair a faulty part.
- Thorntons Inc. is recalling two types of packaged salad because of the potential for salmonella contamination: six-ounce Garden Salads and 5.6-ounce Chef Salads.
- Kraft Foods is recalling three varieties of Velveeta Shells and Cheese Single Serve Microwaveable Cups due to the possible presence of small, thin, wire bristle pieces.
- Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef because a family in Ohio fell ill after eating meat produced by the company that was contaminated with E. coli.
- Musical Wooden Table Toys imported by Battat Inc. are being recalled because small pegs on the xylophone toy can loosen and detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
- RedMax brush cutters/trimmers manufactured by Husqvarna Zenoah Co. Ltd. are being recalled because some fuel tanks allow leakage at the fuel cap, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
- About 1.7 million Little Tikes toy tool sets and trucks are being recalled due to a choking hazard from toy nails. The oversized plastic toy nails were also recalled in August 2009, the CPSC said in a statement.
- Certain 2012 Chrysler Town & Country minivans are being recalled along with several other Chrysler vehicles because debris in the engines could cause them to fail.
- True Leaf Farms expanded its voluntary recall of chopped romaine lettuce to include 2,498 cartons shipped to 19 states and Canada. Possible listeria contamination prompted the company to initially recall 90 cartons..
- Johnson & Johnson is recalling about 200,000 syringes of Eprex, an anemia drug sold wholesale and in pharmacies. Some batches of the drug may not be potent enough.
- Bicycles distributed by Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. are being recalled because the brake component housed within the bicycleâ€™s carbon fork can disengage from the fork and allow the brake assembly to contact the wheel spokes while rotating, posing a fall hazard.
- Palo Duro Meat of Amarillo, Texas is recalling 40,000 pounds of frozen ground beef because of fears of E. coli contamination.
- Publix Super Markets is issuing a recall for spinach dip because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
- American Woodcrafters is recalling Wood Twin Bunk Beds and Loft Bunk Beds sold nationwide from October 2010 to June 2011. The guard rails on upper bunks can crack and cause the mattress and its support rails to collapse, posing a fall hazard.
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat raw oysters harvested from an area of Hood Canal in Washington State following an outbreak of illness in that state caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria.
- About 360 pounds of breaded chicken products sold by Roundyâ€™s Supermarkets and its affiliates are being recalled for being undercooked.
- Pepperidge Farm Inc. is recalling 261,000 packages of its Baked Naturals Sesame Sticks due to the possible presence of small, thin pieces of wire.
- Prolab Nutrition Inc. is recalling some of its Advanced Pure Whey Protein products and protein items that may contain undeclared wheat and gluten allergens.
- A widespread cantaloupe recall has expanded to include Carolâ€™s Cuts LLC of Kansas City. The company is recalling 594 pounds of cantaloupe packed in 5-pound trays as chunks and as an ingredient in 8-ounce mixed fruit medley containers due to listeria contamination.
An outbreak of listeria food poisoning tied to tainted cantaloupe has sickened more than 55 people and led to at least eight deaths, federal health officials are reporting. Local, state and federal health experts are investigating the widening outbreak tied to Rocky Ford-region brand whole cantaloupe shipped by supplier Jensen Farms of Holly, Colo.
On Sept. 14, the federal Food and Drug Administration announced a recall of cantaloupes linked to the multi-state outbreak of listeriosis. The affected cantaloupes were shipped between July 29 and Sept. 10 to at least 17 states and possibly more. There are four different strains of listeria that are being associated with the outbreak.
Although a recall was issued in mid-September, people may continue to get sick through October because of an incubation period for listeriosis. If you have some of the tainted cantaloupe, discard it even if youâ€™ve eaten it and not become ill.
At least 43 people have been hospitalized in connection with the outbreak. More illnesses are possible, as those that occurred after Aug. 28 may not have been reported yet.
Have you discarded any Jensen Farms cantaloupe?
Drop-side cribs have been under attack since health experts found them potentially dangerous for children. Now, Chicago is the first municipality of the nation to ban crib bumpers, citing safety risks that include suffocation. Will bumpers be outlawed everywhere soon?
Bumpers were first marketed as a way to keep babiesâ€™ arms and legs in the crib after regulations required crib slats to be narrow enough to prevent babiesâ€™ bodies from falling through. Now, theyâ€™re mostly used as decorative items in a crib, sold alongside coordinating nursery sets.
But thereâ€™s a dangerous side to the padded crib guards: if babies get their heads near the bumpers and canâ€™t move away, thereâ€™s a chance they could suffocate. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents to remove bumpers from cribs once kids are old enough to stand. Toddlers may be able to shimmy out of cribs and fall by using the bumpers to boost themselves out.
Meanwhile, the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association is asking Chicago to â€œreconsider all scientific data on crib bumper pad use.â€