Five-Tray Food Dehydrator Recall [Canada & US]

FlagUSFlagCanadaUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: LEM Products Distribution recalls some Five-Tray Food Dehydrators due to fire hazard. CPSC: http://ow.ly/1VOTx7; HCSC: http://ht.ly/kEZTM

Direct CPSC (US) link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/LEM-Products-Distribution-Recalls-5-Tray-Food-Dehydrators/

Direct HCSC (Canada) link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/28963r-eng.php

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves Five-Tray Food Dehydrators with Digital Timers. The recalled Dehydrators are gray in color and are made of plastic and metal. The model number “1009” is printed on a label located on the back panel with the company’s contact details. The “LEM” logo is embossed on the top of the unit, which has a panel with the digital timer, the on/off switch and a temperature control knob. The UPC code is printed on the bottom of the packaging and reads 734494010091.

According to the CPSC, the Dehydrator’s fan can fail, causing the unit to overheat and pose a fire hazard.

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).

CPSC recall number: 13-182
HCSC recall number: RA-28963
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1945
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Banshee Toy Helicopter Recall [Canada]

FlagCanadaCanada/Ottawa: Tech Electronic Services recalls some Remote-controlled Banshee Toy Helicopters due to fire, burn hazards. HCSC: http://ht.ly/kEEOR

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/28973r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this recall involves the Series 3CH-777 3 Channel Remote-Controlled Banshee Helicopter with Light Toys. The series number is printed on the product packaging. The recalled plastic Helicopter Toys were sold in black and red or black and yellow color combinations and measure about 48 centimeters (19 inches) long and 15 centimeters (6 inches) high. The Helicopters have a rounded front yellow cockpit with “bee” decals and a narrow black plastic tail assembly.

HCSC says the Helicopter Toys were sold with a remote-control unit and a separate charger. “Fly Dragonfly” and the SKU number of 51727 are printed on the product packaging. The phrases, “Date of Production: June 2011”, “Manufacturer Ultimate Products (HK) Ltd.” and “Distributor MTG Inc.” are printed on a white label on the back of the Helicopter’s remote control unit.

According to the HCSC, the rechargeable battery inside the recalled Helicopters can overheat and ignite the Helicopter itself, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers or nearby items. Midwest Trading Group, Inc. in the United States has received one report of a Helicopter overheating with flames coming from the toy and one report of minor property damage.

HCSC recall number: RA-28973
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1934
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Louisville Slugger Softball Bat Recall [US]

United States FlagUS/Washington: Hillerich & Bradsby recalls some Louisville Slugger OneX Fastpitch Softball Bats due to breakage, injury hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/kEwFI

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Louisville-Slugger-OneX-Fastpitch-Softball-Bats/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the recalled Baseball Bats include all OneX style bats. The composite Bat has a white and grey shell with blue and yellow lettering. The phrase “Louisville Slugger oneX” appears twice on the barrel, in yellow in one place and in blue lettering on the other side. The letter “X” is printed in yellow in both places.

According to the CPSC, the Baseball Bat’s barrel can separate from the handle during use and strike people nearby. Approximately 13,000 Baseball Bats were sold and are subject to this recall.

CPSC recall number: 13-183
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1933
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Blue Dragon Wasabi Plum Stir Fry Sauce [Canada]

Canadian FlagCanada/Ottawa: I-D Foods recalls some Blue Dragon brand Wasabi Plum Stir Fry Sauce due to undeclared milk, a known allergen. CFIA: http://ht.ly/kE3T2

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/28997r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Blue Dragon food product is subject to this recall:

  • Blue Dragon Wasabi Plum Stir Fry Sauce – 140 ml packages; UPC: 6 72774 40009 8

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: 7998
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1931
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NHTSA May Vehicle Recalls – 2 MTD [US]

United States FlagUS/Washington: As of Thursday, May 2, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted two (2) 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:

  • Terex South Dakota – Potential Number of Units Affected: 500
  • Winnebago Industries – Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,927

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1932
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Real Pasta Product Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Washington: Real Pasta recalls approximately 25,000 pounds of assorted Pasta Products that were processed without benefit of federal (USDA) inspection. In addition, some of the recalled products were also misbranded after being repackaged and may contain soy, a known allergen not declared on the label. USDA: http://ht.ly/kDJdr

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_029_2013_Release/index.asp

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports Real Pasta Products produced under the following brands are subject to recall:

  • Angelina Foodservice;
  • Deer Park Ravioli;
  • K-Bella;
  • La Gustosa Ravioli;
  • NY Ravioli and Pasta;
  • Pasta Del Mondo;
  • Queen Ann Ravioli;
  • Raffetto’s Corp;
  • Real Pasta Inc;
  • San Marco Ravioli;
  • Serino’s Italian Foodservice; and
  • Vitamia.

In addition, the USDA reports the following products are subject to this recall:

  • Meat Ravioli;
  • Meat Ravioli Round;
  • Meat Tortellini;
  • Pre-cooked Meat Tortellini;
  • Veal Tortellini;
  • Meat Raviolinni;
  • Chicken Tortellini; and
  • Chicken Ravioli with Smoked Mozzarella.

About Soy Allergies:
For some people, soy (and soy products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to soy or soy-based products within a very short time, possibly 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.

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

USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-029-2013
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1930
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Mitsubishi Electric Vacuum Pump Recall [Australia]

Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: Mitsubishi recalls some i-MiEV Brake Electric Vacuum Pumps due to reduced braking capacity, crash hazards. ACCC: http://ht.ly/kCRtW

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1047367

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports manufacturing processes may have caused a condition that can result in cracking of the Pump Rotor and or Vane. The defect may result in reduced braking capacity and, in turn, may increase the risk of a crash occurring.

ACCC PRA number: 2013/13561
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1929
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