Samsonite Travel Converter Kit Recall [US]

US/Washington: Samsonite recalls some Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits due to fire, burn hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/hFcOe

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Samsonite-Recalls-Dual-Wattage-Travel-Converter-Kits/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the recalled converter can overheat if a load in excess of 50 watts is applied to the converter while in the 50-watt setting. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1560

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Bohning Hunting Crossbow Recall [US]

US/Washington: Bohning recalls some Middleton Siege Hunting Crossbows due to injury hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/hF1eE

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Bohning-Recalls-Hunting-Crossbows/

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the recalled crossbow can fire unexpectedly when the auto-safety mechanism appears to be on and the trigger is pulled. This poses an injury hazard to the user/operator and bystanders. In addition, the crossbow limbs can crack or break under normal use, posing an additional injury hazard.

CPSC recall number: 13-724
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1559

Shrimp Wonton, Dumpling Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Yum Yum Food recalls some Shrimp Wonton, Shrimp Dumpling products due to undisclosed egg and milk, two known allergens. CFIA: http://ht.ly/hEEYR

Direct link: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2013/20130211e.shtml

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) considers this to be an expanded recall of an earlier alert issued by the same company and covered by Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1552. This new recall includes two additional products as follows:

  • Shrimp Wonton UPC: 8-30121-10015-6
  • Shrimp Dumpling UPC: 8-30121-10016-3

About Egg Allergies:
For some people, egg (and egg products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. You can learn more about Egg Allergies by visiting Health Canada at: http://ht.ly/cyLEZ

About Milk Allergies:
For some people, milk (and milk products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions requiring immediate medical intervention and treatment. Due to modern food manufacturing methods, milk products may not “look” or “sound” like milk. Some examples of foods with milk proteins include artificial butter or cheese flavor; casein or caseinates; curds; ghee; hydrolysates; lactalbumin and lactalbumin phosphate; lactose, lactoglobulin, lactoferrin and lactulose; and finally, rennet (originally, ground calves’ stomach but more often now, by-products of genetically engineered bacteria, mold or yeast). You can learn more about Milk Allergies by visiting Health Canada at: http://ht.ly/bqQHt

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1558

NHTSA Vehicle Recalls – 14 MTD [US]

US/Washington: As of Tuesday, February 12, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 14 vehicle or tire recalls so far this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb

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

  • Blue Bird Body Company
  • Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1557

Mountains Dried Mushroom Recall [US]

US/Silver Spring: DZH Import & Export recalls some Mountains Dried Mushroom due to undeclared sulfites, a known allergen. FDA: http://ht.ly/hEf5X

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm339341.htm

About Sulfite Allergies:
For some people, Sulfites/Sulphites are a source of urgent, dangerous and possibly life-threatening allergic reactions. The US Food and Drug Administration, for example, says that Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain Sulfite-sensitive individuals upon ingesting just 10 milligrams of Sulfites. Learn more about food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”): http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1556

 

Country Road Mug Recall [Australia]

Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: Country Road recalls some Coffee Mugs due to scalding hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/hDhCp

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1045565

Additional information:Country Road Mug
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the recalled products pose a risk in that the mug’s base may fall out or shear off while it is filled with hot liquid. If this happens, a scalding injury may result. Anyone hurt in a scalding incident should immediately immerse the injured area in cold water and seek emergency medical attention. The following products are affected by this recall:

  • Set of Four Bistro Kente Mugs with tangello/red geometric pattern decoration
  • Bistro Ribbon Sings Mugs with blue stripe decoration

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ACCC PRA number: 2013/13469
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1555
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CalciYum Yoghurt Recall [Australia]

Australia/Canberra: Fonterra Brands (Australia) recalls some CalciYum Yoghurt products due to choking hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/hDgcm

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1045552

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the recalled products have weakened plastic on top of the cap that may break off, causing a choking hazard. The list of recalled products includes the following:

  1. CacliYUM Strawberry Yoghurt (Disney Princess)
  2. CalciYUM Vanilla Yoghurt (Ben 10)
  3. CalciYUM Vanilla Yoghurt (Toy Story)
  4. CalciYUM Strawberry Yoghurt (Cars)
  5. CalciYUM Tropical Yoghurt (Mickey and Minnie)
  6. CalciYUM Banana Yoghurt (Wiggles)

ACCC PRA number: 2013/13468
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1554

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