Tibor’s Smoked Pork Sausage Products [US]

United StatesUS/Washington: Tibor’s Gourmet recalls some ready-to-eat (“RTE”) Smoked Pork Sausage Products due to failure to have a federal food inspection, as required by law. USDA: http://ht.ly/kQyoe

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_033_2013_Release/index.asp

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Tibor’s Gourmet meats are subject to recall:

  • Ready To Eat (“RTE”) Gourmet Hungarian Brand Mild Smoked Sausage
  • Ready To Eat (“RTE”) Gourmet Hungarian Brand Spicy Smoked Sausage

According to the USDA, each package bears the establishment number “EST. 44866” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced between Feb. 25, 2013, and May 2, 2013 and shipped to a retail chain in Los Angeles and Orange counties, both in California.

USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-033-2013
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Xymogen Artriphen Supplement Recall [US]

United StatesUS/Silver Spring: Xymogen recalls some Artriphen Supplements due to undeclared milk, soy hazards, both known allergens. FDA: http://ht.ly/kQsmt

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm351313.htm

About Milk and Soy Allergies:
For some people, milk (and milk products) and soy (and soy 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” as if they are derived from 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).

Similarly, many foods have soy-based ingredients including edamame (soybeans in pods), hydrolyzed soy protein, miso, soy protein isolate, soy sauce, tamari, tempeh, teriyaki sauce, textured vegetable protein (“TVP”) and tofu. In addition, lax labeling laws in many countries allow manufacturers to use (but not declare) small amounts of soy in “artificial flavoring”, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, vegetable broth and others. Although levels of these allergens are comparatively small, they may cause dangerous allergic reactions, including Anaphylactic Shock.

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to milk, nut, soy and/or wheat 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.

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Panda Play Stainless Steel Food Container Recall [Canada]

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Canada/Ottawa: Fill Your Own recalls some Panda Play Stainless Steel Food Containers due to excess Lead hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/kQffr

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/29013r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) says this recall involves Fill Your Own Panda Play Stainless Steel Food Containers. Continue reading

Surly Pugsley Bicycle Fork Recall [US]

United StatesUS/Washington: Surly Bikes recalls some Surly Pugsley Bicycle Forks due to fall hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/kPYFv

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Surly-Bikes-Recalls-Bicycle-Forks/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves Surly Pugsley 100mm and 135mm Bicycle Forks made of tubular chromoly steel. The word, “Surly” is printed on both legs of the Fork while the word, “Pugsley” is printed on the Fork’s packaging and on the frame of bikes with the recalled Forks. Surly Pugsley 100mm Bicycle Forks were sold individually only. They are black in color, have triple water bottle mounts on each side, rack/fender mounts on the top and bottom and have a Date Code of “2012 03 20” stamped on the steerer tube.

Surly Pugsley 135mm Bicycle Forks were sold individually and as part of 2013 model year complete Bicycles. The 135mm Forks are black, yellow or red and are stamped with a Date Code of “2012 06 19” on the steerer tube. Model number FK3175, FK3181 or FK0706 is printed on the packaging for Forks sold individually. Surly Pugsley Bicycle models FM3110-3114, FM3175-79, BK3110-14 and BK3175-79 were sold with the recalled Forks as original equipment. The Bicycle’s model number is printed on the Bicycle’s packaging.

According to the CPSC, the recalled Surly Pugsley Bicycle Forks can bend above the disc brake mount, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

CPSC recall number: 13-185
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1964
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NHTSA May Vehicle Recalls – 15 MTD [US]

FlagUSUS/Washington: As of Wednesday, May 8, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 15 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

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SexVoltz, Velextra, Amerect Dietary Supplement Recall [US]

United StatesUS/Silver Spring: BeaMonstar Products recalls some SexVoltz, Velextra and Amerect Dietary Supplements due to undeclared drug hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/kPjaMSexVoltz Nutritional Supplement

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm351162.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports that testing by the US FDA found BeaMonstar Products’ SexVoltz, Velextra and Amerect Dietary Supplements contain or have the potential to contain an analogue of Tadalafil, Continue reading

Britt Long & Short Sleeve Children’s Romper Recall [Australia]

Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: The Purely Group recalls some Britt Long & Short Sleeve Rompers due to flammability, regulatory hazards. ACCC: http://ht.ly/kOqnA

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1047479

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the recalled Children’s Rompers do not have the required Low Fire Danger warning label. These garments, therefore, do not comply with the mandatory standard for children’s sleepwear and limited daywear, AS/NZS 1249:2003, as amended by regulation. According to the ACCC, the absence of the label could result in parents, guardians and other consumers being unaware of the fire danger rating for these children’s garments.

ACCC PRA number: 2013/13568
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