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

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1922
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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

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1921
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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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Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1918
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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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