Cooked Chicken Breast Strip Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Desco Services Alimentaires recalls some Le Champ du Coq brand Seasoned, Cooked Chicken Breast Strips due to Salmonella hazard. CFIA:

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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 Health Canada at:

CFIA ref: 7966
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1895
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Infant and Children’s Dungaree Recall [US]

US/Washington: J.P. Boden recalls some Infant and Children’s Dungarees due to choking hazard. CPSC:

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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the recalled overall Corduroy Dungaree Pants were sold in light brown and red in sizes 0 to 24 months and 2Y to 4Y. There are two snaps on each side of the overalls, side pockets and a center pocket with a sewn-in black and white tab label. There is a label on the back of the waist of the dungarees with item number 72092. The label inside the back strap of the dungarees reads “Baby Boden” and the buttons read “Mini Boden”. Pants shipped directly to consumers came in a bag marked “Mini Boden.”

According to the CPSC, the studs and clasps on the recalled Dungaree Pants can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants and small children.

CPSC recall number: 13-172
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1894
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West Elm Floor Lamp Recall [US]

US/Washington: West Elm recalls some Floor Lamps due to injury, electric shock hazards. CPSC:

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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the recalled Industrial Overarching model Floor Lamps have an iron base and arm and are finished in an antique bronze finish with one light socket and a round natural linen shade. They are approximately 78 inches tall and have a swiveling triple-jointed adjustable arm and an ON/OFF foot switch at the base. The lamp’s shade is about 12.5 inches high, 18.5 inches in diameter at the top, and 21 inches in diameter at the bottom. Model number 192799, 192856, 465906 or 465922 and “Industrial Overarching Floor Lamp” appear on the on the lamp’s packaging. The model name and the date of manufacture in MM/YYYY format are printed on a sticker affixed to the underside of the base. Dates of manufacture included in the recall are between 08/2012 (Aug. 2012) and 02/2013 (Feb. 2013).

According to the CPSC, a failure of the Floor Lamp’s joint locking mechanisms can cause the Lamp to collapse and the electrical cord to spark, posing injury and shock hazards to consumers.

CPSC recall number: 13-175
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1893
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NHTSA April Vehicle Recall – 49 MTD [US]

US/Washington: As of Thursday, April 25, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 49 vehicle or tire recalls so far this month. Are yours listed?

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Recently added recalls include products from the following manufacturers:

  • Mack Trucks, Inc. – Potential Number of Units Affected: 331
  • Prevost Cars, Inc. – Potential Number of Units Affected: 0/1
  • Volvo Trucks North America – Potential Number of Units Affected: 701

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1891
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7th Heaven Bakeries Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recall [US]

US RecallUS/Silver Spring: 7th Heaven Bakeries recalls some Oatmeal Raisin Cookies due to undeclared egg, milk and soy, all known allergens. FDA:

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The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the recalled Oatmeal Raisin Cookies contain undeclared dry eggs, soy lecithin and whey solids.

About Egg, Milk and Soy Allergies:
For some people, milk (and milk products), egg (and egg products) as well as soy (and soy 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” as if they are derived from 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).

Equally, foods made from egg and soy ingredients may not necessarily sound as if they are derived from these products. Examples of these include words such as “albumin”, “binder”, “emulsifier” or “lecithin”. These ingredients (and many more) are likely derived from egg protein and thus can cause serious allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Similarly, many foods have soy-based ingredients including edamame (soybeans in pods), hydrolyzed soy protein, miso, soy protein isolate, soy sauce, tamari, tempeh, teriyaki sauce, textured vegetable protein (“TVP”) and tofu. In addition, lax labeling laws in many countries allow manufacturers to use (but not declare) small amounts of soy in “artificial flavoring”, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, vegetable broth and others. Although levels of these allergens are comparatively small, they may cause dangerous allergic reactions, including Anaphylactic Shock. It is not uncommon to react to more than one allergen at once.

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

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1892
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