Castrol Two-Stroke Oil Recall [UK]

UK FlagUK/Basildon: Castrol recalls some Two-Stroke Oils due to water contamination hazard. TSI: http://ht.ly/l4CvO

Direct link: http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/advice/advice-recall-item.cfm?id=302221

Additional information:
The Trading Standards Institute (“TSI”) reports some one-litre bottles of Castrol oil used in two-stroke engines is contaminated with water. The contamination in some bottles may potentially be sufficient to cause engine seizure. The affected products and the batch numbers are as follows:

  • Castrol Power 1 Racing 2T; Batch code: 141735, 143802
  • Castrol Power 1 Scooter 2T; Batch code: 119990, 147997
  • Castrol Act>Evo 2T; Batch code: 126486, 135401, 150755

According to the TSI, the recalled Castrol Oils were on sale from 3 September 2012. The products are mainly used in motorcycles or small scooters, but can also be used in other equipment with two stroke engines.

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2006
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Hollow Milk Flavoured Confection Recall Expands [Canada]

Canadian FlagCanada/Ottawa: Chocolat Jean-Talon Chocolate expands existing recall for some Hollow Milk Flavoured Confections due to undeclared egg ingredients, a known allergen. CFIA: http://ht.ly/l4g4w

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/29229r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports additional products

  • Chocolat Jean-Talon Hollow Milk Flavoured Confection, Dog shaped, 300 gram; All product codes; UPC: 0 57835 03331 4
  • Chocolat Jean-Talon Hollow Milk Flavoured Confection, Rabbit shaped, 300 gram; All product codes; UPC: 0 57835 03360 4

About Egg and Soy Allergies:
For some people, 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. 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.

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2005
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NHTSA May Vehicle Recalls – 30 MTD [US]

FlagUSUS/Washington: As of Wednesday, May 15, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 30 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:

  • Chrysler Group LLC – Windshield Defrosting System: Potential Number of Units Affected: 498
  • Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC – Awning Motors: Potential Number of Units Affected: 890
  • Lion Bus Inc. – Brake Failure: Potential Number of Units Affected: 1
  • Spartan Motors, Inc. – Steering Loss: Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,694
  • Subaru of America, Inc – Steering: Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,379
  • Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. – Awning Motors: Potential Number of Units Affected: 293

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2004
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Optimus Portable Electric Heater Recall [US]

United States FlagUS/Washington: Optimus recalls some Portable Electric Heaters due to fire hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/l3JCQ

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Optimus-Recalls-Portable-Electric-Heaters/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports two models of Optimus Infrared Quartz Radiant Heaters are subject to this recall: model number H-5210, produced in 2011, and model number H-5211, produced in 2012. The model number and the year of production appear on a label on the back of the Heater. The recalled Heaters are white in color and are approximately 12 inches wide by 13 inches tall by 6 inches deep. The word, “Optimus” is printed on the top left of the Heater; the control knob is located on the top right side of the product.

According to the CPSC, the recalled Heater design can fail to prevent ignition of nearby combustible materials that come in contact with the unit, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

CPSC recall number: 13-191
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2003
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Magic Tilt Boat Trailer Recall [Australia]

Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: Magic Tilt Trailers recalls some Magic Tilt Trailers due to crash hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/l2wYV

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1047630

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports some of the recalled Boat Trailers may be equipped with Carlisle’s Hydrastar or Hydrastar XL brake actuators which are subject to wear at a higher than normal rates. As the component wears, the load on the electric motor increases until either the fuse that protects the motor fails or the motor itself fails. If either of these failures occurs, a loss of Trailer braking may be experienced, increasing the risk of crash.

According to the ACCC, the following Boat Trailers are subject to this recall:

  • Magic Tilt Trailer Model Numbers: TALS 2004. TALS 2044, TALS 2060, TALS 2244, TALS 2252, TALS 2260, TALS 2460, TALS 2482, TALS 2660, TALS 2682, TALS 28130, TALS 28110, TALSR2244, TALSR2044, TTALS2890 and Glacier Bay 260-8200.

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ACCC PRA number: 2013/13577
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2002
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