B&Q Aluminium Loft Ladder Recall [UK]

UK FlagUK/Basildon: B&Q recalls some Two- and Three-Section Aluminium Loft Ladders due to safety hazards. TSI: http://ht.ly/kRHUV

Direct link: http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/advice/advice-recall-item.cfm?id=302191

Additional information:
The UK Trading Standards Institute (“TSI”) reports B&Q has identified a potential safety issue with some Aluminium Three-Section Loft Ladders (barcode 1044294) and Aluminium Two-Section Loft Ladders (barcode 1044287) offered for sale from August 2011 onwards. According to the TSI, a component failure could occur during use.

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1972
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Dragons’ Blend Breakfast Cereal Recall [Canada]

Canadian FlagCanada/Ottawa: Hapi Foods Group recalls some Skinny B brand Dragons’ Blend Breakfast Cereal due to undeclared sesame, a known allergen. CFIA: http://ht.ly/kRMKw

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/29113r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Dragons’ Blend Breakfast Cereal are subject to this recall:

  • Skinny B Dragons’ Blend Breakfast Cereal, 225 gram; Lot: 750870929; Best Before 03/18/2013; UPC: 8 83831 20000 5

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: 8011
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1973
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Hotpoint Dishwasher Recall [UK]

UK FlagUK/Basildon: Hotpoint recalls some FDW20, FDW60, FDW65A Dishwashers due to electrical component failure, overheating, fire hazards. TSI: http://ht.ly/kRFth

Direct link: http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/advice/advice-recall-item.cfm?id=302157

Additional information:
The UK Trading Standards Institute (“TSI”) reports Hotpoint Dishwashers with serial numbers starting with “60601” to “70331” are subject to this recall.

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NHTSA May Vehicle Recalls – 17 MTD [US]

FlagUSUS/Washington: As of Thursday, May 9, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 17 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
  • Newmar Corporation – Potential Number of Units Affected: 103
  • Newmar Corporation – Potential Number of Units Affected: 111

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1970
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Rococo Fine Foods Nut Product Recall [Canada]

Canadian FlagCanada/Ottawa: Rococo Fine Foods recalls various Nut Products due to undeclared milk, a known allergen. CFIA: http://ht.ly/kRyNF

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/29111r-eng.php

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

  • Rococo Fine Foods – Butter Toffee Cashews, 300 gram; UPC: 6 27843 13012 3;
  • Rococo Fine Foods – Butter Toffee Cashews, 56 gram; UPC: 6 27843 16011 3;
  • Rococo Fine Foods – Honey Toasted Almonds, 255 gram; UPC: 6 27843 13014 7;
  • Rococo Fine Foods – Quattro Platinum Gift Tin Signature Nut Assortment, 735 gram; UPC: 6 27843 12003 2; and
  • Rococo Fine Foods – Rum Butter Toffee Peanuts, 56 gram; UPC: 6 27843 16020 5.

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: 7986
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KBC VR-1X Motorcycle Helmet Recall [Australia]

Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: Monza Imports Australia recalls some KBC VR-1X Motorcycle Helmets due to possible operational failure, injury, death hazards. ACCC: http://ht.ly/kQMll

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1047524

Additional information:
KBC Motorcycle HelmetThe Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the recalled KBC VR-1X Motorcycle Helmets do not meet performance requirements outlined in the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS1698:2006.

According to the ACCC, there is a possibility the recalled Helmets may not provide adequate protection to the wearer in the event of a crash and may increase the risk of death or serious injury to the wearer.

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ACCC PRA number: 2013/13569
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1968
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