Gerbings Heated Jacket Liner Recall [US]

United States FlagUS/Washington: Gerbings recalls some Heated Jacket Liners due to burn hazard. CPSC:

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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves Gerbings and Harley-Davidson black nylon, 12-volt Heated Jacket Liners. The recalled Jacket Liners heat up when plugged into a vehicle, such as a motorcycle or snowmobile. The phrases “Gerbing’s Heated Clothing” or “Harley Davidson” is printed on the front left chest of the jacket liners. The Gerbing’s jacket liners have model number JKLN and PO# 3796 while Harley-Davidson jackets have model number 98324-09VM and GM32873, GM32874, GM34188, GM34189, GM34190 or GM34191. The model number, PO number and “Use only 12 Volts” are printed on a label sewn inside next to the jacket liner’s front zipper.

According to the CPSC, a defective wire connector can cause the jacket liner to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

CPSC recall number: 13-171
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1886
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Natura Pet Dry Pet Foods Recall Expands [US]

US/Silver Spring: Natura Pet expands existing recall of some Dry Pet Foods due to Salmonella hazard. FDA:

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The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following brands are subject to this recall, all with Expiration Dates prior to and including March 24, 2014:

  • California Natural – All dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties;
  • EVO – All dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties as well as all ferret food varieties;
  • Healthwise – All dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties;
  • Innova – All dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties; and
  • Karma – All dry dog food varieties.

About Salmonella Poisoning in Animals:
Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning) is a very common type of food poisoning caused by the Salmonella bacterium. 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:

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1885
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Slider Tricycle Recall [US]

US/Washington: Huffy recalls some Slider Tricycles due to crash, fall hazards. CPSC:

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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the recalled Slider Tricycles are the 2012 model year 20-inch, three-wheeled Slider product. The Tricycle has a white frame with a black seat and black handlebars. The word “Huffy” is printed on the front of the frame; the word “Slider” is printed on the frame’s side. The model number “98682” is located on the frame under the seat.

The CPSC says the handlebar of the recalled Slider Tricycles can unexpectedly loosen while in use, causing the rider to lose control. This poses crash and fall hazards for the rider. The CPSC says the Slider Tricycles were sold exclusively at Toys R Us stores.

CPSC recall number: 13-170
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1884
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EU Issues 26 Product & Vehicle Recalls

Belgium/Brussels: European Union issues 26 new consumer-based product recalls; a must-read for parents, caregivers and others:

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

  • Non-branded Lighting Chain
  • Non-branded Lighting Equipment
  • Cortesana  Fancy Dress Outfit
  • Arte Regal Decorative Candles
  • Würth Work Gloves
  • Color Baby Dart Board Set
  • Opoola False Nails
  • Ellis Cosmetic False Nails
  • K.nail False Nails
  • Fiore Fashion Collection False Nails
  • Non-branded Children’s Outfits
  • Jumbo Children’s Jackets
  • Design Nail False Nails
  • Non-branded Toy Cars
  • Xujin Box for Toys
  • Non-branded Doll with Accessories
  • Fantastiko Plastic Dolls
  • Wagner/Galvania Motorcycle Helmet
  • Last Star Children’s Sweatshirt
  • Jebellina Children’s Sweatshirt
  • Jebellina Children’s Sweatshirt
  • Qunxing Toy Mobile Phone
  • Youjoy Children’s T-shirt
  • Non-branded Night-light
  • Bao Bao Xie Girls’ shoes
  • Non-branded Toy Mobile phone

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1883
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