Columbia Sportswear Heated Jacket Recall

US/Washington & Canada/Ottawa:  Columbia Sportswear recalls various Heated Jackets due to burn hazard. CPSC:

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Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the following products are subject to this recall:

Men’s Jackets:

  • Circuit Breaker™ II Jacket  [SM7051]
  • Electro AMP™ Jacket  [SM7061]
  • Electro™ Interchange Jacket  [SM7886]
  • Electric Big Game™ Interchange Jacket  [HM7198]

Women’s Jackets:

  • Circuit Breaker™ II Jacket  [SL7022]
  • Electro AMP™ Jacket  [SL7021]
  • Electro™ Interchange Jacket  [SL7885]

Health Canada, in a joint announcement, has also posted the recalled products on its Web site:

CPSC Recall number: 13-104
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1492

Veal Trimming Recall

US/Washington: San Jose Valley recalls some Veal Trimmings due to E. Coli O157:H7 hazard. USDA:

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About E. coli enteritis:
E. Coli 0157:H7 poisoning is typically transmitted using the fecal-mouth route by eating or drinking foods or beverages contaminated with E. Coli O157:H7, eating unpasteurized (i.e., raw) milk and (raw) milk products and untreated water. Common symptoms of E. Coli 0157:H7 poisoning include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), vomiting, nausea and headache. You can learn more about Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (“E. Coli O157:H7”) poisoning by visiting the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1491

JB brand Apricot Recall [Canada]

FlagCanadaCanada/Ottawa: United Marketing & JB Enterprises recall some JB brand Apricots due to undeclared sulphites/sulfites, a known allergen. CFIA:

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About Sulphite/Sulfite Allergies:
For some people, sulphites are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions requiring immediate medical intervention and treatment. In addition, those with Asthma or other respiratory problems may require immediate attention for serious and life-threatening breathing difficulties.

If you suspect Anaphylactic Shock, call-9-1-1 or other local emergency number for immediate transport to a medical center. If trained and an emergency kit is available, it may be appropriate to give an injectable drug such as Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) to the affected individual. Trade names of these products include EpiPen, Twinject, Adrenaclick, Anapen, Jext, Allerject and Auvi-Q. Please note: even patients who are apparently stabilized should still go to hospital for emergency evaluation. Further treatment is often necessary.

You can learn more about Sulphite Allergies by visiting Health Canada at

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1490
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Can-Am Side-By-Side Vehicle (“ATV”) Recall

US/Washington: BRP recalls some Can-Am Side-By-Side Vehicles (“ATVs”) due to fire hazard. CPSC:

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Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1489

NHTSA Vehicle Recalls – 23 MTD [US]

US/Washington: As of January 30, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 23 vehicles or tire recalls so far this month. Check if yours are listed:

Additional information:
Recently added recalls include products from the following companies:

  • Continental Tire the Americas, LLC.
  • Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
  • Maxion Wheels/Hayes Lemmerz
  • BMW of North America, LLC
  • Prevost Cars, Inc.

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1488

Hartz Mountain Dog Food Recall [US]

US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Hartz Mountain Corporation recalls some Hartz Chicken Chews and Hartz Oinkies Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken for dogs in the United States due trace amounts of unapproved antibiotic hazard. FDA:

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Additional information:
This is an animal food-related recall. We urge animal carers to always wash their hands thoroughly after handling pet food, food bowls or implements. The US Food and Drug Administration reports these unnamed antibiotics are approved for use in poultry in China and other countries, including European Union member states, but are not among those approved in the US.


Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1487
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