Hevy D’s Caramel Popcorn Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Hevy D’s Old Fashioned Kettle Korn recalls some Caramel Flavour Gourmet Popcorn due to undeclared milk, a known allegen. CFIA: http://ht.ly/kxVpj

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/28915r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Foods are subject to this recall:

  • Hevy D’s Old Fashioned Kettle Korn – Caramel Flavour Gourmet Popcorn sold in 190 g packages; UPC: 6 28396 00100 7; Best Before Dates: up to and including 30 SEPT 2013

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 Milk Allergies by visiting Health Canada at: http://ht.ly/bqQHt

CFIA ref: 7990
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1917
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Trident Scuba Diving Air Hose Recall [US]

US/Washington: Trident Diving Equipment recalls some High-Pressure Scuba Diving Air Hoses due to drowning hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/kxAvx

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Trident-Diving-Equipment-Recalls-High-Pressure-Scuba-Diving-Air-Hoses/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the recalled Diving Air Hoses are high-pressure scuba air hoses with a black, smooth rubber outer covering. They are approximately five millimeters (3/16″) in diameter and 32 or 36 inches long. These hoses connect the regulator to the tank pressure gauge. The phrase “Scuba Diving High Pressure hose I.D. 3/16 (4.76 mm) W.P. 5000 PSI Exceeds SAE 100RT braid with Kevlar fiber from Dupont” is printed in white lettering on the hose’s outer covering. The hoses have metal fittings on each end – one female fitting and one male fitting. “CE EN 250 230” is stamped on the female fitting and one of the following production date codes is on the male hex head fitting: T1011, T1111 or T0312.

According to the CPSC, the Diving Air Hose that connects the regulator to the tank’s pressure gauge can leak, posing a drowning hazard to the user.

CPSC recall number: 13-174
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1916
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Nora Apothecary Compounded Product Recall [US]

US/Silver Spring: Nora Apothecary & Alternative Therapies recalls all Sterile Compounded Products due to non-sterility hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/kxriC

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm349040.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports this recall includes Sterile Products that Nora Apothecary & Alternative Therapies supplied to patients and offices of licensed medical professionals. Specifically, the recall includes approximately 95 dosage units of Sterile Compounded Products that the pharmacy supplied to offices of twelve (12) licensed medical professionals located within Indiana. Some patients who received products from those medical professionals may live in states other than Indiana. The recall also includes approximately 400 prescriptions compounded for patients within Indiana and four other states: four prescriptions for patients in Illinois; and one prescription each for patients in Ohio, Florida and Tennessee.

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1915
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Land of Nod Plush Dolly Toy Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Washington: Land of Nod Plush Dollies Recall [US] The Land of Nod recalls certain Plush Dolly Toys due to suspected component detachment and consequential choking hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/kx4Et

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/The-Land-of-Nod-Recalls-Plush-Dollies/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall includes several plush handmade Plush Dolly Toys in five styles and colors.

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EU Issues 31 Product & Vehicle Recalls

FlagEUBelgium/Brussels: European Union issues 31 new consumer-based product recalls; a must-read for parents, caregivers and others: http://ht.ly/kwhEM 

Direct link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/dyna/rapex/create_rapex.cfm?rx_id=519

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

  • Happy Farm Activity Tractor Toys – Choking hazard
  • Lucky Joe Children’s Sandals – Chemical hazard
  • Fantasia Tattoo Ink – Chemical hazard
  • Hymer Caravans (Trailers) – Fire hazard
  • Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Voltz Vehicles – Injury hazard
  • Perez y Rincón Train, Lorry (Truck) and Van Activity Toys – Choking, strangulation hazards
  • Nissan Almera, Navara, Pathfinder, Patrol, Terrano II, Tino and XTrail Vehicles – Injury hazard
  • Best brand Lighting Chains – Burn, electric shock hazards
  • Happy Diwali Light Lighting Chains – Burn, electric shock hazards
  • basicXL Power Supplies (Universal Notebook Adapters) – Electric shock hazard
  • Moodlux LED Bulbs – Electric shock hazard
  • Ke Yi Qi Children’s Clothing Sets – Choking hazard
  • Rosso Kids Children’s Jackets – Strangulation hazard
  • J.S.J Children’s Jackets – Strangulation hazard
  • Kärnan Stationery Products – Chemical hazard
  • Jabadabado Baby Rattles – Choking hazard
  • Balleri Ladies’ Shoes – Chemical hazard
  • Union-Star Girls’ Bikinis – Injury, strangulation hazards
  • Roberto Girls’ Bikinis – Injury, strangulation hazards
  • Unknown brand Egg Incubators – Electric shock, injury hazards
  • Triumph Street Triple, Street Triple R, Daytona 675 and 675R, Thunderbird and Thunderbird Storm Motorcycles – Injury hazard
  • B’Twin Rockrider Bicycles – Injury hazard
  • Mazda 6 (GJ) Vehicles – Fire hazard
  • Mazda 6 Vehicles – Injury hazard
  • Peugeot 308 Vehicles – Injury hazard
  • You Joy Children’s Trousers – Chemical hazard
  • Neolus Mains Extension Leads (Power Extension Cords) – Fire, electric shock hazards
  • Ante Voltage Testers – Electric shock hazard
  • Toyota Avensis, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Yaris and Lexus SC430 – Fire, injury hazards
  • Metan Naftalinli Tablets – Choking hazard

EU RAPEX Report: 16/2013
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1913
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Mercedes-Benz 172 Coupe & 221 Sedan Recall [Australia]

Australia/Canberra: Mercedes-Benz recalls some 172 Coupe & 221 Sedan Vehicles due to fuel leakage, fire hazards. ACCC: http://ht.ly/kvLue

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1047128

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports fuel filters of the recalled 172 Coupe & 221 Sedan Vehicles may develop cracks in their housing; this could result in fuel leakage. If fuel leakage does occur, it could pose a fire hazard.

ACCC PRA number: 2013/13553
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1912
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Treated Mosquito Net Recall [Australia]

Australia/Canberra: Kathmandu recalls some Treated Mosquito Nets due to excess Deltamethrin chemical hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/kvBIK

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1047131

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the application of the chemical Deltamethrin in the recalled Treated Mosquito Nets exceeds the recommended concentration on the mesh fabric. According to the ACCC, some people who are sensitive to the chemical may experience dizziness, nausea, headache, fatigue, blurred vision, loss of appetite, sensations of burning and itching, muscle cramps, tightness in the chest or, in the worst case, unconsciousness. Although these symptoms are thought to be short term and reversible, competent medical advice should be sought if any of these symptoms are experienced.

ACCC PRA number: 2013/13554
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1911
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