Hevy D’s Old Fashioned Kettle Korn Recall Expands [Canada]

Canadian FlagCanada/Ottawa: Hevy D’s Old Fashioned Kettle Korn expands its existing recall for some Hevy D’s Old Fashioned Kettle Korn – Caramel Flavour Gourmet Popcorn due to undeclared milk, a known allergen. CFIA: http://ht.ly/kO3gG

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/29025r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports additional Best Before dates have been added to the previous recall. This recall now includes the following:

  • Hevy D’s Old Fashioned Kettle Korn – Caramel Flavour Gourmet Popcorn, 190 g; Best Before dates: Up to and including 02 OCT 2013; UPC: 6 28396 00100 7

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

Please note: to find previous recalls, please use the phrase “Kettle Korn” in the Search Box on this page.

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Lightning Rod Dietary Supplement Recall [US]

United StatesUS/Silver Spring: Chang Kwung recalls some Lightning Rod Dietary Supplements due to undeclared drug hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/kNOEa

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm351058.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports that analytical testing by the US FDA found Chang Kwung’s Lightning Rod Dietary Supplement Capsules contain an analogue of Sildenafil, a controlled drug. Sildenafil is the active ingredient in an FDA-approved drug used for the treatment of male Erectile Dysfunction (“ED”), making Lightning Rod Capsules an unapproved new drug.

According to the FDA, the active drug ingredient is not listed on the label for this product. Use of this product may pose a threat to consumers because the analogue substance may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with Diabetes, Hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol and/or heart disease often take nitrates for symptom control. Erectile Dysfunction is a common problem in men with these conditions, and consumers may seek these types of Supplements to enhance sexual performance.

The FDA says the Lightning Rod capsules were sold over the counter as a dietary supplement marketed for male sexual enhancement. They were sold nationwide in the US over the Web in 3-capsule count and 12-capsule count bottles between August 2012 and May 3, 2013.

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NHTSA May Vehicle Recalls – 14 MTD [US]

FlagUSUS/Washington: As of Tuesday, May 7, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 14 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 – Potential Number of Units Affected: 42,080
  • General Motors LLC – Potential Number of Units Affected: 42,904
  • Jayco, Inc. – Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,491
  • Westmor Industries – Potential Number of Units Affected: 510

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iCandy Baby Stroller Recall [Canada]

Canadian FlagCanada/Ottawa:iCandyBabyStrollers [Canada] iCandy World recalls some iCandy Cherry Baby Strollers due to strangulation hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/kNdLL

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/29011r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this recall includes the iCandy Cherry Stroller in the colors Fudge (light-medium brown) and Liquorice (red and black).

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P.E.& F. Fazio’s Meatball Recall [US]

United StatesUS/Washington: P.E.& F. recalls some Frozen, Ready-to-Eat (“RTE”) Meatballs due to Listeria monocytogenes hazard. USDA: http://ht.ly/kMTun

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_032_2013_Release/index.asp

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following products are subject to recall:

  • 15-oz. packages of “Fazio’s Meatballs”

Each recalled package has a lot code of “041114” and bears the establishment number “EST. 13051” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on April 11, 2013, and sold at retail locations in the St. Louis area.

About Listeria Poisoning:
The bacteria that cause Listeriosis (Listeria poisoning) most often produce a gastrointestinal illness that can be quite serious or even fatal. Listeriosis in pregnancy, for example, may cause a miscarriage or fetal death. In other cases, people can develop Septicemia (a serious blood infection) or Meningitis (an inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges).

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 Listeriosis symptoms.

You can learn about Listeriosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/IScAKJ

USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-032-2013
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iPhone 5 Lightning Cable Recall [Australia]

Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: Catchoftheday.com.au & Scoopon recall some 1M & 3M iPhone 5 Lightning Cables due to overheating, fire hazards. ACCC: http://ht.ly/kLZSS

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1047422

Additional information:iPhone 5 Lightning Cables
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports a manufacturing defect in the recalled Lightning Cables may cause the failure of its USB connection. If this occurs, it may cause overheating and melting of the USB connection’s plastic housing and pose a fire hazard to consumers.

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ACCC PRA number: 2013/13565
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