Iceland Chicken Shack Chinese Five Spice Recall [UK]

UK FSA RecallUK/London: Iceland Foods recalls some Chicken Shack Half Chicken Chinese Five Spice Products due to incorrect Best Before Date hazard. FSA: http://ht.ly/kutao

Direct link: http://www.food.gov.uk/news-updates/recalls-news/2013/apr/iceland

Additional information:
The UK Food Standards Agency (“FSA”) reports the recalled Spice Products have Best Before Dates of “20 April 2014”. They should be marked one year earlier, “20 April 2013”. An incorrect Best Before Date could pose a health hazard to consumers.

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1906
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Blind Clearance Window Shade, Blind Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Blind Clearance Center recalls various Roller Shades, Vertical Blinds for Windows due to strangulation hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/kuomL

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/26861r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports its sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled Roller Shades and Vertical Blinds pose a strangulation hazard by having exposed looped operating cords. Young children may pull looped cords around their neck, posing a strangulation hazard.

Health Canada has published a valuable information sheet about the strangulation hazards associated with some Window Blinds and Curtains. You can see it here: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/kids-enfants/sleep-sommeil/curtain_cord-cordons_rideaux-eng.php

HCSC recall number: RA-26861
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1905
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ebA Multivitamin Nutritional Supplement Recall [US]

US/Silver Spring: Saratoga Therapeutics recalls some ebA Multivitamin Nutritional Supplements due to undeclared milk components, specifically milk proteins and lactose, known allergens. FDA: http://ht.ly/kuigw

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm349619.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following production lot numbers of ebA Multivitamin Nutritional Supplements are subject to this recall:

  • Lot #0912164 – expiration date 12/12
  • Lot #1110354 – expiration date 10/14

The FDA says the recalled ebA Multivitamin Supplements were distributed nationwide and in Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, England, Finland, Ireland, Malaysia, Switzerland and Tasmania. The Supplements reached consumers by mail order, fax order, internet sales and doctors’ office sales and are packaged in a white plastic bottle with white, green and blue labeling. The expiration date is listed beneath the Warning section on the label. The label erroneously lists the product as being free of milk components.

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 food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at: http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1904
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Children’s Apparel Clothing Set Recall [US]

US/Washington: Children’s Apparel Network recalls some Girl’s Clothing Sets due to entrapment hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/ku1wC

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Childrens-Apparel-Network-Recalls-Girls-Clothing-Sets-Waist-Belt-Poses-Risk-of-Entrapment/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves girl’s “Young Hearts” brand three-piece Clothing Sets. Each set was sold with a pink vest, black pullover shirt and knit pants in sizes 12 months to 6X. the phrase “Young Hearts” is printed on a label inside the shirt collar. The pink vest has a black bow applique on the left front and a pink elastic belt with silver clasps. According to the CPSC, the vest sold with these Clothing Sets has a belt at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors and, therefore, poses an entanglement hazard.

In February 1996, CPSC issued important safety guidelines affecting drawstrings in children’s upper outerwear. These guidelines are available here: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Business–Manufacturing/Business-Education/Business-Guidance/Drawstrings-in-Childrens-Upper-Outerwear/

CPSC recall number: 13-177
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1902
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