Romanella Tri-Color Cheese Tortellini Recall Expands [US]

United States FlagUS/Silver Spring: Smart & Final expands an existing recall for some Romanella Tri-Color Cheese Tortellini due to undeclared eggs, milk and wheat. FDA: http://ht.ly/kVooP

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm351851.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the recalled Cheese Tortellini is sold in a 2.5 pound plastic bag, with the following additional lot codes: 062612, 071712, 91412, 100212, 101312, 101512, 101612, 111912, 120112, 120312, 010813, 011813, 012813. Previous recalled lot codes: 020713, 022513, 031113, 031813, 031913 and 040313. The UPC number for all lots is 728920130026.

According to the FDA, the recalled Cheese Tortellini was distributed to California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Nevada and sold through Smart & Final stores or Cash & Carry stores.

About Egg, Milk and Wheat Allergies:
For some people, egg (and egg products), milk (and milk products) and wheat (and wheat products) are a source of dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to egg, milk and/or wheat 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.

Please note: this is an update to an earlier recall for the same product. If you wish to refer to this previous recall, please search for “Romanella” or our Recalls Direct RIN of “2013-1922” in the Search Box in the upper right corner of the main Recalls Direct page or click here: http://wp.me/p2bVty-1US.

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IGA Vanilla & Chocolate Ice Cream Recall [US]

United States FlagUS/Silver Spring: Dairy Fresh recalls some IGA brand Vanilla & Chocolate Ice Cream due to undeclared almond, coconut and soy ingredients, all known allergens. FDA: http://ht.ly/kV96j

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm351589.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports some IGA brand Vanilla & Chocolate Ice Cream (1.75 quart, 1.66L) with the Plant Code “3783” and a Sell By Date of “08-13-13” actually contains Heavenly Hash Ice Cream, which contains Almonds, Coconut and Soy, all known allergens. According to the FDA, this product is produced by the Dairy Fresh processing facility in Winston Salem, North Carolina and is sold at IGA stores.

About Nut and Soy Allergies:
For some people, Groundnuts (such as peanuts) and tree nuts (such as almonds, coconuts and walnuts) are a source of dangerous, urgent and potentially deadly, allergic reactions requiring immediate medical intervention. Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to peanuts or other nuts within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death.

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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Dorel Safety 1st Baby Gate Recall [Canada]

Canadian FlagCanada/Ottawa: Dorel Distribution Canada recalls various Safety 1st Swing Gates and Safety 1st Security Gates designed for babies, infants and toddlers due to fall, injury hazards. HCSC: http://ht.ly/kUWBp

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/29135r-eng.php

Safety 1st Baby Gates

Safety 1st Baby Gates

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports its sampling and evaluation program has determined the recalled Baby Gates do not currently meet the requirements for Expansion Gates under Canadian law. The wooden slats on the gate can detach, posing a fall hazard to infants and toddlers. Health Canada says there have been four incidents involving the recalled Baby Gates and one known injury.

According to the HCSC, the following Safety 1st Gates are subject to this recall:

  • Safety 1st Style Right Wood Swing Gate; Product code: GA058TFE; UPC: 8 84392 57134 4; Color: Toffee
  • Safety 1st Style Right Wood Swing Gate; Product code: GA058WHO; UPC: 8 84392 42044 4; Color: White
  • Safety 1st Style Pop-in Security Gate; Product code: GA066CESP; UPC: 8 84392 57144 3; Color: Espresso
  • Safety 1st Style Right Wood Swing Gate; Product code: GA058ATFE; UPC: 8 84392 57134 4; Color: Toffee
  • Safety 1st Style Right Wood Swing Gate; Product code: GA058AWHO; UPC: 8 84392 42044 4; Color: White
  • Safety 1st Style Pop-in Security Gate; Product code: GA066ACESP; UPC: 8 84392 57144 3; Color: Espresso

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Pure Herbs Protein Extract Recall [US]

United StatesUS/Silver Spring: Pure Herbs recalls some Protein Extract due to undeclared milk and soy ingredients, both known allergens. FDA: http://ht.ly/kUtS7
Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm351443.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the hazard was discovered during a routine FDA inspection when a review of the ingredients found that milk and soy were not listed on the product’s main label. The Protein Extract was sold through mail order, direct delivery and retail stores.

According to the FDA, the recalled Protein Extract was distributed prior to April 30, 2013 but there are no expiration dates on the product. The Protein Extract is packaged in 4 ounce and 1 ounce amber glass bottles with a Pure Herbs Ltd. Logo, the phrase “Natural Herbal Extracts” underneath the logo, and the word “Protein” on the front panel. All lot numbers are included in this recall.

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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NHTSA May Vehicle Recalls – 19 MTD [US]

FlagUSUS/Washington: As of Friday, May 10, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 19 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
  • Koni North America – Potential Number of Units Affected: 39
  • Volvo Bus Corporation – Potential Number of Units Affected: 285

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Whole Foods Curried Salad Recall [US]

United StatesUS/Cambridge: Whole Foods Market recalls some Bulk Curried Chicken Salad and Bulk Vegan Curried Chick’n Salad due to undeclared egg and soy, both known allergens. FDA: http://ht.ly/kU4l7

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm351564.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports that in some Whole Foods Market stores these recalled Salads may have been sold with reversed identification labels. Due to the label mix-up, applicable allergens were not declared: the Vegan Chick’n Salad contains Soy (but is labeled as Curried Chicken Salad containing Egg) while the Curried Chicken Salad contains Egg (but is labelled as Vegan Chick’n Salad containing Soy).

According to the FDA, the Curried Chicken Salad and the Vegan Curried Chick’n Salad were sold between 5/7/13 and 5/8/13 in the cold salad bar section of the following 15 Whole Foods Market store locations:

  1. Darien, Connecticut
  2. Fairfield, Connecticut
  3. West Hartford, Connecticut
  4. Portland, Maine
  5. Framingham, Massachusetts
  6. Fresh Pond in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  7. Milburn-Union, New Jersey
  8. Montclair, New Jersey
  9. Rose City-Madison, New Jersey
  10. West Orange, New Jersey
  11. Jericho, New York
  12. Lake Grove, New York
  13. Manhasset, New York
  14. Columbus Circle in New York City
  15. Upper West Side in New York City

About Egg and Soy Allergies:
Foods made from egg and soy ingredients may not necessarily sound as if they are derived from either of these products. Examples of foods with hidden egg include ingredients such as “albumin”, “binder”, “emulsifier” or “lecithin”. These components (and many more) are likely derived from egg protein and thus can cause serious allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.

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. It is not uncommon to react to more than one allergen at once.

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to egg or soy 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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Nexus.20 Triple Sleeper Bunk Bed Recall [Australia]

Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: Le Cornu Furniture Centre recalls some Nexus.20 Triple Sleeper Bunk Beds due to fall, strangulation hazards. ACCC: http://ht.ly/kTcVF

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1047564

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the recalled Bunk Beds do not comply with mandatory safety standard for bunk beds, AS/NZS 4220:1994. The standard requires that:

  • protrusions do not not exceed 8mm;
  • the vertical distance between the guard rail and label indicating the maximum height of the mattress must be at least 160mm; and
  • the country of origin and the Australian distributor’s name and address be permanently and indelibly marked.

According to the ACCC, there is a potential strangulation hazard if the child’s clothes get caught on the upright corner post protrusions. In addition, the 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: 2013/13573
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