Lifecare PCA Infusion Pump Recall [Canada]

Canadian HCSC RecallCanada/Ottawa: Hospira recalls some Lifecare PCA Infusion Pumps due to unauthorized access hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/jE2cm

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/26337r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports the recalled Lifecare PCA Infusion Pumps have clear plastic doors that close and lock to deter access to the syringe/vial used to deliver the medication. The door can be flexed to the point which allows unauthorized personnel to use objects to press the vial injector or the vial to receive an un-prescribed bolus of medication.

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HCSC recall number: RA-26337
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1802
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McCoy’s Multipack Crisp Recall [UK]

UK/London: KP Snacks recalls various McCoy’s Multipack Crisps due to plastic fragment hazard. FSA: http://ht.ly/jDMWv

Direct link: http://www.food.gov.uk/news-updates/recalls-news/2013/mar/mccoys-recall

Additional information:
The UK Food Standards Agency (“FSA”) reports the following McCoy’s Multipack Crisps (potato chips) are affected by this recall:

  • McCoy’s Multi Bag Crisps Classic 6 pack- ready salted, Salt & Malt Vinegar and Cheddar & Onion;
  • McCoy’s Multi Bag Crisps Classic 15 pack ready salted, Salt & Malt Vinegar and Cheddar & Onion;
  • McCoy’s Cheddar & Onion 6 pack; and
  • McCoy’s Salt & Malt Vinegar 6 pack.

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1801
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EU Issues 32 Product & Vehicle Recalls

Belgium/Brussels: European Union issues 32 new consumer-based product recalls; a must-read for parents, caregivers and others: http://ht.ly/jDtBc

Direct link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/dyna/rapex/create_rapex.cfm?rx_id=515

EU: 2013-12
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1800
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Jessar U-Ground Electrical Adaptor Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Jessar Industries recalls some U-Ground Electrical Adaptors due to failure to receive Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL) approval before sale. HCSC: http://ht.ly/jDfde

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/26401r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this Electrical Adaptor has not been evaluated by Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL) to ensure it meets the required electrical safety standards for Canada. As a result this product is not authorized to bear the cUL Mark.

HCSC recall number: RA-26401
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1799
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Rich Products Quesadilla, Snack Recall [US]

US/Washington: Rich Products Corp. recalls approximately 196,222 pounds of Frozen Chicken Quesadilla, other Mini Meals and Snack Items due to E. coli O121 hazard. USDA: http://ht.ly/jCUoe

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_025_2013_Release/index.asp

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Foods are subject to this recall:

  • 7.2-oz. cartons of Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices with Cheese Pepperoni and Sauce in Pizza Dough, UPC code 041322376909 with a best by date of May 15 or May 16, 2014.
  • 22-oz. cartons of Farm Rich Mini Pizza Slices with Cheese Pepperoni and Sauce in Pizza Dough, UPC code 041322356437 with a best by date of May 15 or May 16, 2014.
  • 18-oz. bags of Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas with Cheese, Grilled White Meat Chicken in a Crispy Crust, UPC code 041322356352 with a best by date of May 14, 2014.
  • 
21-oz. bags of Farm Rich Philly Cheese Steaks with Cheese, Beef & Onions in a Crispy Crust, UPC code 041322356345 with a best by date of May 13, 2014.

About E. coli enteritis:
E. Coli O121 poisoning is a serious and potentially deadly illness, typically transmitted using the fecal-mouth route by eating or drinking foods or beverages contaminated with E. Coli O121, eating unpasteurized (i.e., raw) milk and (raw) milk products and untreated water. Common symptoms of E. Coli O121 poisoning include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), vomiting, nausea and headache. People particularly at risk for serious E. coli illness and complications are the very young, the elderly or those with compromised immune systems.

You can learn more about Escherichia coli O121 bacteria (“E. Coli O121”) poisoning by visiting the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/KwrDIf.

USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-025-2013
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1798
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