La Romanella Tri-Color Cheese Tortellini Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Silver Spring: Smart & Final recalls some La Romanella Tri-Color Cheese Tortellini due to undeclared eggs, milk and wheat, all known allergens. FDA: http://ht.ly/kAhSB

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm349977.htm

Additional information: The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the recalled La Romanella Tri-Color Cheese Tortellini was sold in 2.5 pound plastic bags, lot codes: 020713, 022513, 031113, 031813, 031913 and 040313. The UPC number is 728920130026. The FDA says the Cheese was distributed to California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Nevada and sold through Smart & Final stores or Cash & Carry stores.

About Egg, Milk and Wheat Allergies:
For some people, egg (and egg products), milk (and milk products) and wheat (and wheat products) are a source of dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to egg, milk and/or wheat within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death.

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.

Learn more about food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”): http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm

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Krinos Foods Tahini Sesame Paste Recall [US]

FlagUSUS/Silver Spring: Krinos Foods recalls some Tahini Sesame Paste due to Salmonella hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/kA0x7

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm350163.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the Tahini Sesame Paste subject to this recall comes in one (1) pound and two (2) pound glass jars. The UPC code of the one pound jar is 0-75013-28500-3 while the UPC for the two pound jar is 0-75013-28510-2. The recalled lots have a code stamped on the lid between “EXP OCT 16 – 2014” up to and including “EXP MAR 15 – 2015”.

Please note: this recall has been expanded to include additional products and/or dates. You can see the new release by using the Search Box on this page with the phrase “Krinos”, searching for “RIN: 2013-1981” or by clicking here: http://wp.me/p2bVty-20c.

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 thought to the two most common types in North America.

In young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, Salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. Even 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. 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 Salmonellosis symptoms.

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

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Cervélo Bicycle Recall [Canada & US]

US FlagCanada FlagUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: logo-cervelo-bicycles3T Design recalls some Cervélo Bicycles with Aura Pro Handlebars due to injury hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/kzER2; HCSC: http://ht.ly/kzFGv

Direct CPSC link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/3T-Design-Recalls-Cervelo-Bicycles-with-Aura-Pro-Handlebars/

Direct HCSC link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/26801r-eng.php

Additional information:
Aura Pro HandlebarsThe US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the Aura Pro Custom Bicycle Handlebars are original equipment on the 2013 Cervélo P-Series Bicycles which come in black, gray and red color combinations. The handlebars are finished in gloss black with “3T”,”AURA-PRO” and “ULTIMATE-PERFORMANCE” printed in white on the handlebar’s top surface. The recall includes the P3 with Shimano Ultegra and P5 Three with SRAM Red bicycle models. “Cervélo” and “P3” or “P5” appear printed on the recalled Bicycle’s frame.

According to the CPSC, the Bicycle’s handlebar clamps can detach during riding causing the rider to possibly lose control and suffer injury. The company has received one report of an incident resulting in minor injuries.

Please note: this is a joint recall between the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).

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CPSC recall number: 13-181
HCSC recall number: RA-26801
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1920
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Maple View Farm Ice Cream Recall [US]

United States FlagUS/Silver Spring: Maple View Farm recalls some Cookies & Cream, Carolina Crunch and Cookie Dough Ice Cream due to undeclared almonds, peanuts, soy and wheat. FDA: http://ht.ly/ky5ZL

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm349952.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports this recall affects 2,650 pints of Ice Cream distributed between September 5, 2012, and April 24, 2013. The products were distributed to a limited number of grocery stores and specialty shops in North Carolina, specifically Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Durham, Hillsborough, Mebane, Morehead City, Morrisville, Pittsboro, Snow Camp and Wilmington.

About Nut Allergies:
For some people, groundnuts and tree nuts are a source of dangerous, urgent and potentially deadly, allergic reactions requiring immediate medical intervention. Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to peanuts, almonds or other nuts within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death.

About Soy Allergies:
For some people, soy (and soy products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to soy or soy-based products within a very short time, possibly leading to severe injury and/or death.

About Wheat Allergies:
For some people, wheat (and wheat products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Due to modern food manufacturing methods, wheat products may not “look” or “sound” like wheat. People with a wheat allergy would suspect products such as all breads, cakes, breakfast cereals, pasta, crackers, beer, soy sauce and even condiments, such as ketchup, as having wheat unless specifically declared otherwise.

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to milk, egg or soy ingredients within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death. 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 food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm.

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Kylin Motorcycle Helmet Recall [Australia]

Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: Bulk Bikes recalls some Kylin XR-205 Motorcycle Helmets due to operational failure, injury hazards. ACCC: http://ht.ly/kyirY

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/10472851919 - KylinMotorcycleHelmets

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports some large sized Kylin Motorcycle Helmets do not meet performance requirements that are outlined in the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS1698:2006. There is, therefore, a possibility the helmets may not provide adequate protection to the wearer in the event of a crash and may increase the risk of death or serious injury to the wearer.

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ACCC PRA number: 2013/13558
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1919
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Hevy D’s Caramel Popcorn Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Hevy D’s Old Fashioned Kettle Korn recalls some Caramel Flavour Gourmet Popcorn due to undeclared milk, a known allegen. CFIA: http://ht.ly/kxVpj

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/28915r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Foods are subject to this recall:

  • Hevy D’s Old Fashioned Kettle Korn – Caramel Flavour Gourmet Popcorn sold in 190 g packages; UPC: 6 28396 00100 7; Best Before Dates: up to and including 30 SEPT 2013

About Milk Allergies:
For some people, milk (and milk products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. 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).

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to milk or milk ingredients within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death. 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 Milk Allergies by visiting Health Canada at: http://ht.ly/bqQHt

CFIA ref: 7990
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1917
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Trident Scuba Diving Air Hose Recall [US]

US/Washington: Trident Diving Equipment recalls some High-Pressure Scuba Diving Air Hoses due to drowning hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/kxAvx

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Trident-Diving-Equipment-Recalls-High-Pressure-Scuba-Diving-Air-Hoses/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the recalled Diving Air Hoses are high-pressure scuba air hoses with a black, smooth rubber outer covering. They are approximately five millimeters (3/16″) in diameter and 32 or 36 inches long. These hoses connect the regulator to the tank pressure gauge. The phrase “Scuba Diving High Pressure hose I.D. 3/16 (4.76 mm) W.P. 5000 PSI Exceeds SAE 100RT braid with Kevlar fiber from Dupont” is printed in white lettering on the hose’s outer covering. The hoses have metal fittings on each end – one female fitting and one male fitting. “CE EN 250 230” is stamped on the female fitting and one of the following production date codes is on the male hex head fitting: T1011, T1111 or T0312.

According to the CPSC, the Diving Air Hose that connects the regulator to the tank’s pressure gauge can leak, posing a drowning hazard to the user.

CPSC recall number: 13-174
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1916
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Nora Apothecary Compounded Product Recall [US]

US/Silver Spring: Nora Apothecary & Alternative Therapies recalls all Sterile Compounded Products due to non-sterility hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/kxriC

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm349040.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports this recall includes Sterile Products that Nora Apothecary & Alternative Therapies supplied to patients and offices of licensed medical professionals. Specifically, the recall includes approximately 95 dosage units of Sterile Compounded Products that the pharmacy supplied to offices of twelve (12) licensed medical professionals located within Indiana. Some patients who received products from those medical professionals may live in states other than Indiana. The recall also includes approximately 400 prescriptions compounded for patients within Indiana and four other states: four prescriptions for patients in Illinois; and one prescription each for patients in Ohio, Florida and Tennessee.

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1915
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Land of Nod Plush Dolly Toy Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Washington: Land of Nod Plush Dollies Recall [US] The Land of Nod recalls certain Plush Dolly Toys due to suspected component detachment and consequential choking hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/kx4Et

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/The-Land-of-Nod-Recalls-Plush-Dollies/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall includes several plush handmade Plush Dolly Toys in five styles and colors.

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EU Issues 31 Product & Vehicle Recalls

FlagEUBelgium/Brussels: European Union issues 31 new consumer-based product recalls; a must-read for parents, caregivers and others: http://ht.ly/kwhEM 

Direct link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/dyna/rapex/create_rapex.cfm?rx_id=519

The European Union reports the following Consumer Products and/or Vehicles are subject to this recall:

  • Happy Farm Activity Tractor Toys – Choking hazard
  • Lucky Joe Children’s Sandals – Chemical hazard
  • Fantasia Tattoo Ink – Chemical hazard
  • Hymer Caravans (Trailers) – Fire hazard
  • Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Voltz Vehicles – Injury hazard
  • Perez y Rincón Train, Lorry (Truck) and Van Activity Toys – Choking, strangulation hazards
  • Nissan Almera, Navara, Pathfinder, Patrol, Terrano II, Tino and XTrail Vehicles – Injury hazard
  • Best brand Lighting Chains – Burn, electric shock hazards
  • Happy Diwali Light Lighting Chains – Burn, electric shock hazards
  • basicXL Power Supplies (Universal Notebook Adapters) – Electric shock hazard
  • Moodlux LED Bulbs – Electric shock hazard
  • Ke Yi Qi Children’s Clothing Sets – Choking hazard
  • Rosso Kids Children’s Jackets – Strangulation hazard
  • J.S.J Children’s Jackets – Strangulation hazard
  • Kärnan Stationery Products – Chemical hazard
  • Jabadabado Baby Rattles – Choking hazard
  • Balleri Ladies’ Shoes – Chemical hazard
  • Union-Star Girls’ Bikinis – Injury, strangulation hazards
  • Roberto Girls’ Bikinis – Injury, strangulation hazards
  • Unknown brand Egg Incubators – Electric shock, injury hazards
  • Triumph Street Triple, Street Triple R, Daytona 675 and 675R, Thunderbird and Thunderbird Storm Motorcycles – Injury hazard
  • B’Twin Rockrider Bicycles – Injury hazard
  • Mazda 6 (GJ) Vehicles – Fire hazard
  • Mazda 6 Vehicles – Injury hazard
  • Peugeot 308 Vehicles – Injury hazard
  • You Joy Children’s Trousers – Chemical hazard
  • Neolus Mains Extension Leads (Power Extension Cords) – Fire, electric shock hazards
  • Ante Voltage Testers – Electric shock hazard
  • Toyota Avensis, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Yaris and Lexus SC430 – Fire, injury hazards
  • Metan Naftalinli Tablets – Choking hazard

EU RAPEX Report: 16/2013
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1913
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Mercedes-Benz 172 Coupe & 221 Sedan Recall [Australia]

Australia/Canberra: Mercedes-Benz recalls some 172 Coupe & 221 Sedan Vehicles due to fuel leakage, fire hazards. ACCC: http://ht.ly/kvLue

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1047128

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports fuel filters of the recalled 172 Coupe & 221 Sedan Vehicles may develop cracks in their housing; this could result in fuel leakage. If fuel leakage does occur, it could pose a fire hazard.

ACCC PRA number: 2013/13553
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1912
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Treated Mosquito Net Recall [Australia]

Australia/Canberra: Kathmandu recalls some Treated Mosquito Nets due to excess Deltamethrin chemical hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/kvBIK

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1047131

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the application of the chemical Deltamethrin in the recalled Treated Mosquito Nets exceeds the recommended concentration on the mesh fabric. According to the ACCC, some people who are sensitive to the chemical may experience dizziness, nausea, headache, fatigue, blurred vision, loss of appetite, sensations of burning and itching, muscle cramps, tightness in the chest or, in the worst case, unconsciousness. Although these symptoms are thought to be short term and reversible, competent medical advice should be sought if any of these symptoms are experienced.

ACCC PRA number: 2013/13554
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1911
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Newport Ventilator Power Pac Batteries [US]

US/Silver Spring: Covidien recalls some Power Pac Batteries for Newport HT70 and HT70 Plus Ventilators due to operational failure, serious adverse health hazards. FDA: http://ht.ly/kvmlw

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm348638.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports this recall was in response to customer reports of Newport HT70 and HT70 Plus ventilators alarming and going to internal backup battery sooner than expected while the ventilator is being operated on Power Pac battery. These conditions have been reported in two types of situations. In the first situation, the screen on the Newport HT70 or HT70 Plus ventilator may indicate that the Power Pac battery is fully charged when it is not. In the second situation, the unit may switch to the backup battery as soon as it is removed from AC power.

In both situations, according to the FDA, the ventilator’s alarm sounds and the ventilator will continue to function on the internal backup battery for at least 30 minutes. There is a reasonable likelihood of serious adverse health consequences if these issues occur when the user is away from AC power (including during transport) and an alternate source of power cannot be made available before the charge on the internal battery is depleted.

According the the FDA, the following Power Pac Batteries are subject to this recall:

  • Power Pac Batteries with serial numbers between 2096134110001 and 2292048120050

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1910
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Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn Recall [US]

US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: ConAgra Foods recalls some Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn ready-to-eat Popcorn due to undeclared milk, a known allergen. FDA: http://ht.ly/kvifJ

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm349849.htm

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The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports some bags of Orville Redenbacher’s Kettle Korn Popcorn may have been filled with White Cheddar Flavored Popcorn, a different product that contains milk, a known allergen. Milk is not declared on the Kettle Korn’s product label as it is not expected to be in the bag.

According the the FDA, the following Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn packages are subject to this recall:

  • Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn 5.0-ounce packages – Case UPC: 27000 52321; Unit UPC: 0 27000 52321 6; Lot Codes: 5486234100, 5486234200, 5486234300; and Best By Dates: SEP 02 2013, SEP 03 2013, SEP 04 2013
  • Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn 1.5-ounce packages – Case UPC: 27000 52325; Unit UPC: 0 27000 52325 4; Lot Codes: 5486234200, 5486234300; and Best By Dates: SEP 03 2013, SEP 04 2013

About Milk Allergies:
For some people, milk (and milk products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. 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).

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to milk or milk ingredients within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death. 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 food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at: http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm

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Plastic Balloon Toys Recall [Canada]

Canada HCSC RecallCanada/Ottawa: Dollar Tree recalls some Plastic Balloon Toys due to solvent hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/kv6pg

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/26843r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports these Plastic Balloon Toys consist of a solvent mixture in a tube and one or more short plastic straws for blowing. Children can form balloons or bubbles by dipping the short straw into the solvent and blowing through the straw. The product is sold in both a single pack, with one tube of solvent, and as a six pack with six tubes of solvent.

According to the HCSC, blowing into the balloons exposes a child to inhaling the vapors of any solvents present. Children can be fascinated with these products, and if they blow balloons for extended periods they may experience early symptoms of central nervous system depression or dysfunction, including euphoria, hallucinations, dizziness as well as difficulties with coordination of voluntary movements. Prolonged exposure can lead to more serious symptoms including muscular twitching, unconsciousness and coma. HCSC says Children’s Balloon Blowing Kits of this nature have been prohibited for sale in Canada since 1973.

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HCSC recall number: RA-26843
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1908
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