NHTSA April Vehicle Recall – 45 MTD [US]

US/Washington: As of Wednesday, April 24, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 45 vehicle or tire recalls so far this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb

Direct link: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchCurrentMonthRecall

Additional information:
Recently added recalls include products from the following manufacturers:

  • Dutchmen Manufacturing – Potential Number of Units Affected: 10
  • Explorer Van Company – Potential Number of Units Affected: 885
  • E-One Incorporated – Potential Number of Units Affected: 10
  • Motor Coach Industries – Potential Number of Units Affected: 155
  • Navistar – Potential Number of Units Affected: 14,720

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1890
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Merit Bird Food Recall [US]

US/Silver Spring: Merit Bird Company recalls various Bird Foods due to Salmonella hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/knt9U

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm348673.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Bird Foods shipped between May 2012 to February 2013 are subject to this recall:

  • Vitae Cockatiel with Sunflower 2lbs – Lot code #2840081;
  • Vitae Cockatiel with Sunflower 4lbs – Lot code #2840090;
  • Vitae Small Hookbill 4lbs – Lot code #2840225;
  • Vitae Small Hookbill 20lbs – Lot code #2840234;
  • Vitae Hookbill with Sunflower 4lbs, – Lot code #2840252; and
  • Vitae Large Hookbill 4lbs – Lot code #2840279

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: http://1.usa.gov/HI6RYS

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1889
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