Bicycle Recall

US/Washington: Specialized Bicycle Components recalls some Bicycles due to fall, injury hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/hegZM

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Specialized-Bicycle-Components-Recalls-Bicycles-Due-to-Fall-Hazard/

Please note: the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall includes all models of the 2012 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Crux and 2013 Secteur Disc Bicycles.

Hog Head Cheese Recall

US/Washington: Stallings Head Cheese recalls some Hog Head Cheese due to Salmonella hazard. USDA: http://ht.ly/hdbzZ

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_007_2013_Release/index.asp

Please note that “Head Cheese” is not cheese but instead, meat from a pig’s or calf’s head (sometimes, a cow or sheep) that has been cooked and pressed into a loaf with aspic. Head cheese is usually eaten cold or at room temperature as a luncheon meat.

About Salmonella poisoning:
Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning) is a very common type of food poisoning caused by the Salmonella bacterium. Although there are thought to be over 2,000 different kinds of these bacteria, only a comparative few make humans sick. Salmonella serotype “Typhimurium” and Salmonella serotype “Enteritidis” are the two most common types in the United States.

In young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, Salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, Salmonellosis may cause high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In rare cases, however, Salmonellosis can cause more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected Aneurysms) Endocarditis and Arthritis. You can learn more about Salmonellosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/HI6RYS.

Fluke Clamp Meter Recall

Australia/Canberra: Fluke recalls some 33X Series Clamp Meters due to electrocution hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/hdmf5

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1045167

Bicycle Recall

Australia/Canberra: Specialized Bicycles recalls various Bicycles due to loss of control and rider injury hazards. ACCC: http://ht.ly/hdlwD

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1045150

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Bicycle models are subject to this recall:

  • 2012 and 2013 Tarmac SL4 bicycles
  • 2013 Crux bicycles
  • 2013 Secteur Disk bicycles

Raw Alfalfa, Clover Sprout Recall [US]

US/Silver Spring: Sprouters Northwest recalls various Raw Sprouts due to Listeria hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/hcWDm

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm337098.htm

The Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Sprout Products are subject to this recall:

  • Alfalfa Sprouts (certain SKUs, sell-by dates);
  • Brocco Sandwich Sprouts (certain SKUs, sell-by dates);
  • Clover Sprouts (certain SKUs, sell-by dates); and
  • Spicy Sprouts (certain SKUs, sell-by dates).

About Listeria poisoning:
The bacteria that cause Listeriosis (Listeria poisoning) most often produce a gastrointestinal illness that can be quite serious or even fatal. Listeriosis in pregnancy, for example, may cause a miscarriage or fetal death. In other cases, people can develop Septicemia (a serious blood infection) or Meningitis (an inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges).

If you suspect your food is contaminated, do not eat it. Contact the retailer for a refund or replacement. Wash your hands, contaminated preparation surfaces, cutlery and serving dishes thoroughly with hot soapy water and dry. Contact your MD immediately if you experience Listeriosis symptoms.

You can learn about Listeriosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/IScAKJ

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EU Issues 21 Product & Vehicle Recalls

Belgium/Brussels: EU issues 21 new consumer-based product recalls; a must-read for parents, caregivers and others: http://ht.ly/hcvAF

Direct link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/dyna/rapex/create_rapex.cfm?rx_id=495

 

Fried Chicken Recall

US/Washington: Advance Pierre Foods recalls some Chicken Fried Chicken Breasts due to metal fragment hazard. UDSA: http://ht.ly/hcqlH

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_010_2013_Release/index.asp

Lactated Ringers/5% Dextrose Recall [US]

US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Hospira recalls some Lactated Ringers/5% Dextrose Injection solution due to mold hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/haGMG

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm336959.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Drug Product is subject to this recall:

  • Lactated Ringers and 5% Dextrose Injection, USP, 1000 mL, Flexible Container, NDC 0409-7929-09.

According to the FDA, the Drug Product is used as a source of water, electrolytes and calories or as an alkalizing agent and is packaged in a 1000 mL flexible container, lot number 05-019-JT, with an expiration date of May 1, 2013. The affected lot was distributed nationwide between June 2011 and January 2012 to wholesalers/distributors, hospitals and pharmacies. The FDA reports one confirmed customer report in which a “spore-like structured particulate, consistent with mold, was noted in the solution”.

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Hyundai Veloster FS Sunroof Glass Recall

Australia/Canberra: Hyundai recalls some Veloster FS Sunroof Glass due to fracture, laceration hazards. ACCC: http://ht.ly/hb37k

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1045089

Jouni Ground Beef Recall [US]

US/Washington: Jouni Meats recalls some Ground Beef Products due to Salmonella Typhimurium hazard. USDA: http://ht.ly/haH9M

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_008_2013_Release/index.asp

About Salmonella poisoning:
In young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning) may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, Salmonellosis may cause high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In rare cases, however, Salmonellosis can cause more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms) endocarditis and arthritis.

You can learn more about Salmonellosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/HI6RYS

FSIS-RC-008-2013
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Honda EU2000i Generator Recall [Canada]

Canada HCSC RecallCanada/Ottawa: Canadian Aerial Electronics recalls some Honda EU2000i Generators due to fuel leak, fire and burn hazards. HCSC: http://ht.ly/hapb2

Honda EU2000 Generator

Direct link: http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1771

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this recall includes Honda Generators identified by model number EU2000i with serial numbers between EAAJ-2260273 and EAAJ-2485025 only. Continue reading

Bialotti Espresso Coffee Maker Recall

Canada/Ottawa: Standa Importing and Distributing recalls some Bialotti One-Cup Espresso Coffee Makers due to excess lead hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/ha5jR

Direct link: http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1768

Please note: Health Canada reports the recalled Bialotti 1 Cup Espresso Coffee Maker product is a knockoff to the Bialetti brand coffee maker. Bialetti brand coffee makers are not included in this recall.

Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Recall

US/Silver Spring: Whole Foods Market recalls some Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon due to Listeria hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/h9Pur

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm336951.htm

About Listeria poisoning:
The bacteria that cause Listeriosis (Listeria poisoning) most often produce a gastrointestinal illness that can be quite serious or even fatal. Listeriosis in pregnancy, for example, may cause a miscarriage or fetal death. In other cases, people can develop Septicemia (a serious blood infection) or Meningitis (an inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges). You can learn about Listeriosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/IScAKJ

Gab Halal Ground Beef Recall

US/Washington: Gab Halal Foods recalls some Ground Beef Products due to Salmonella hazard. USDA: http://ht.ly/h9Ms4

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_009_2013_Release/index.asp

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (“FSIS”) reports the recalled products may be contaminated with a strain of Salmonella Typhimurium.

About Salmonella poisoning:
In young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning) may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, Salmonellosis may cause high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In rare cases, however, Salmonellosis can cause more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms) endocarditis and arthritis. Learn more about Salmonellosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”): http://1.usa.gov/HI6RYS

NHTSA Vehicle Recalls – 17 MTD

US/Washington: As of Saturday, January 26, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 17 vehicle or tire recalls so far this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb

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