Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Maker Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Focus Products Group recalls some Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Makers due to Lead ingestion hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/kv0hx

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/26829r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports a small bushing part inside the recalled Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Makers has the potential to leach lead, a serious health hazard.

About Lead Ingestion Hazard:
According to Health Canada, Lead is highly toxic and can enter the body through the digestive system or the lungs. It accumulates throughout the body and can damage nearly every one of the body’s systems, but is particularly toxic to the nervous system including the brain. Lead is especially dangerous to children even at low exposure levels and has also been clinically shown to have the potential to cause intellectual, behavioral and other problems in kids. Potential health effects associated with exposure to high levels of Lead in all ages include vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, coma and death.

You can learn more about the harmful effects of Lead ingestion by visiting Health Canada at http://ht.ly/kv00J

HCSC recall number: RA-26829
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1907
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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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Sweet Peanut Children’s Sleepwear Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Sweet Peanut recalls some Children’s Sleepwear Clothing Products due to flammability hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/ktoyX

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/26839r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports the following Sweet Peanut Children’s Sleepwear Products are subject to this recall:

  • Footed Suit Standing Tall Design
  • Long Peanut Suit Scattered Flowers Design
  • Long Peanut Suit Adventure Stripe Design
  • Short Peanut Suit Balloon Safari Design

Health Canada/Santé Canada says its sampling and evaluation program has determined the recalled Sweet Peanut Children’s Sleepwear do not meet the flammability requirements for children’s sleepwear under Canadian law. Loose-fitting children’s sleepwear can contact ignition sources such as stove elements, candles, and matches more readily than tight-fitting sleepwear, and once ignited will burn rapidly, potentially resulting in severe burns to large areas of the child’s body. For this reason, cotton is not permitted in loose-fitting sleepwear.

HCSC recall number: RA-26839
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1901
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Gingham Bunny Fork and Spoon Recall [US]

US/Washington: Reed and Barton recalls some Gingham Bunny Forks and Spoons for Babies due to choking, ingestion hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/ksHHt

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Reed-and-Barton-Recalls-Gingham-Bunny-Forks-and-Spoons-for-Babies/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves infant flatware from the Gingham Bunny Flatware Collection, sold three ways: as just the infant feeding spoon, in a fork and spoon set, and in a three-piece set including the infant feeding spoon with a bowl and bib. The flatware is silver-colored, nickel-plated and has a bunny with pink coloring on its ears at the end of the handle. According to the CPSC, the pink coloring on the bunny’s ears can detach, posing choking and ingestion hazards to babies.

CPSC recall number: 13-176
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1900
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NHTSA April Vehicle Recall – 52 MTD [US]

US/Washington: As of Friday, April 26, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 52 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:

  • BMW of North America, LLC – Potential Number of Units Affected: 15
  • Mack Trucks, Inc. – Potential Number of Units Affected: 331
  • Subaru of America, Inc. – Potential Number of Units Affected: 10,137

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1899
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Giada De Laurentiis Lasagna Pan Recall [US]

United States FlagUS/Washington: Target recalls some Giada De Laurentiis Lasagna Pans due to laceration hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/ksFIy

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Target-Recalls-Giada-De-Laurentiis-Lasagna-Pan/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the Giada De Laurentiis-branded Ceramic Lasagna Pans are subject to this recall. The cream-colored pans are 9 by 13 inches in size and they were sold individually and as part of a six-piece set. The bottom of the pan is stamped “Giada de Laurentiis for Target.”

According to the CPSC, the recalled Ceramic Lasagna Pan can break, causing sharp edges and posing a laceration hazard. Target says it has received 39 reports of the Ceramic Lasagna Pans or its handles breaking or cracking during normal use. Cuts and lacerations were reported in six of those incidents.

CPSC recall number: 13-178
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1898
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Ah Fong Food Meat Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Ah Fong Food Products recalls numerous Ah Fong Food Meats due to undeclared sesame seeds, a known allergen. CFIA: http://ht.ly/ksgby

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/26901r-eng.php

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

  • BBQ Pork Bun – Product #15001;
  • BBQ Pork Fried Rice – Product #27002;
  • Beef Rib with Black Pepper – Product #22007;
  • Beef Tripe with Che Hou Sauce – Product #22006;
  • Beef with Noodle in Soup – Product #28014;
  • Big Chicken Sticky Rice Dumpling – Product #14017;
  • Chee Hou Beef – Product #22002;
  • Chee Hou Beef with Radish – Product #22004;
  • Chicken Feet Black Bean Sauce – Product #14005;
  • Chicken Wrap – Product #14011;
  • Duck Feet Wrap – Product #14012;
  • Pork Hock with Lotus Root – Product #23013;
  • Pork with Taro – Product #21001; and
  • Tendon with Taro – Product #14008.

About Sesame Allergies:
For some people, sesame and sesame products are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions requiring immediate medical intervention and treatment. Check ingredients labels carefully: sesame-based ingredients may also be listed as any of the following: benne, benne seed and benniseed; gingelly and gingelly oil; sesamol and sesamolina; sesamum indicum; sim sim; and til.

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to sesame or sesame 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 Sesame Allergies by visiting Health Canada at http://ht.ly/idD0I

CFIA ref: 7979
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1897
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Liza and Pluto Bunk Bed Recall [Australia]

Australia/Canberra: Le Cornu Furniture Centre recalls some Liza and Pluto Bunk Beds due to fall, injury hazards. ACCC: http://ht.ly/krlwU

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1047060

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the recalled Bunk Bed does not comply with the Australian mandatory safety standard for bunk beds, AS/NZS 4220:1994. The standard requires that the vertical distance between the top of the guard rail and the label indicating the maximum height of the mattress must be at least 160mm. According to the ACCC, inaccurate label positioning may lead to an incorrect size mattress being used on the top bunk. As a result, a child can roll over the guard rail and suffer fall-related injuries.

ACCC PRA number: 2013/13551
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1896
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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: http://ht.ly/kr1my

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/26863r-eng.php

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: http://ht.ly/eRVGG

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: http://ht.ly/kqTr9

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Infant-and-Childrens-Dungarees-Recalled-by-JP-Boden/

Additional information:
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: http://ht.ly/kqDSH

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/West-Elm-Recalls-Floor-Lamps/

Additional information:
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? 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:

  • 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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