Polish Sausage, Chicken Breakfast Link Recall [US]

US/Washington: Hot Springs Packing recalls some Chicken Polish Sausage and Chicken Breakfast Link Products due to Listeria monocytogenes hazard. USDA: http://ht.ly/iXtpw

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_021_2013_Release/index.asp

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

 

USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-021-2013
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1696
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Stuart Weitzman Girls’ Cha Cha Boot Recall [US]

US/Washington: Synclaire Brands recalls some Stuart Weitzman Girls’ Cha Cha Boots due to fall hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/iX5Xm

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Stuart-Weitzman-Girls-Cha-Cha-Boots/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the zipper pulls on the recalled Boots can become entangled posing a fall hazard.

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1695
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Non-Stick Fry Pan Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Loblaws Cos. recalls some Everyday Essentials Non-Stick Fry Pans due to burn hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/iTfPh

Direct link: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/25993r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this recall involves the Everyday Essentials black 30.5 centimetre (12 inch) Non-Stick Fry Pan with a black round plastic handle. The product was sold with the green “Everyday Essentials” label affixed on the pan which is removed prior to use. According to HCSC, the handle of the recalled Fry Pan could potentially come loose due to a manufacturing defect presenting a potential burn hazard to the user.

HCSC recall number: RA-23755
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1694
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Bravo! Chicken Blend for Dogs and Cats Recall [US]

US/Silver Spring: Bravo! recalls some Bravo! Raw Food Diet Chicken Blend for Dogs and Cats due to Salmonella hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/iWDXj

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm343716.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the recalled Pet Food was sold nationwide to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers, and can be identified by the batch ID code “6 14 12” located on the white hang tag attached to the bottom of the plastic film tube.

About Salmonella Poisoning in Animals:
According to the US Food and Drug Administration, animals with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. It is important to note that infected but otherwise healthy looking animals can be Salmonellosis carriers and infect other animals or humans through various routes including oral-manual, oral-oral and oral-fecal. Always wash your hands thoroughly after feeding, petting or performing other activities with animals, especially those relating to waste elimination and disposal of fecal matter.

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

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1693
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IdeaVillage BrightLight Blanket Recall [US]

US/Washington: IdeaVillage recalls some BrightLight Blankets due to burn hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/iVlIq

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/BrightLight-Blankets-Recalled-by-IdeaVillage/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the batteries in the recalled Blanket can overheat, posing a burn hazard.

CPSC recall number: 13-730
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1690
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NHTSA Vehicle Recall – 22 MTD [US]

US/Washington: As of Thursday, March 14, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 22 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 manufacturers:

  • Daimler Trucks North America
  • Jayco
  • Nissan North America
  • Starcraft RV
  • Supreme Corporation

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1692
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St-Thomas Bar Clam Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: St-Thomas Fish Market recalls some St-Thomas Bar Clams may contain Clostridium botulinum hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/iVR2J

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/26137r-eng.php

About Botulism:
Health Canada says Botulism is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve poison that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum). Foodborne botulism is caused by eating foods that contain the botulism toxin. You can also get Botulism from an infected wound. All forms of botulism can cause paralysis and be fatal.

Clostridium botulinum bacteria cannot grow in air, so Foodborne Botulism is usually seen only when certain foods are stored or prepared improperly. These typically include the following:

  • Improperly prepared low-acid, home-canned foods (such as asparagus, beets, green beans, mushrooms, peppers);
  • Improperly smoked fish;
  • Improperly prepared raw marine mammal meat (such as whale, walrus, seal);
  • Non-refrigerated storage of low-acid fruit juices (such as carrot juice); and
  • Baked potatoes improperly stored in aluminum foil.

You can learn more about Botulism poisoning from Health Canada: http://ht.ly/iVQeN

Please note: this recall has been expanded to include more products. For more information, please see Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1751.

CFIA ref: 7873
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1691
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