Next by Nature Dark Chocolate Banana Recall [Canada]

United States FlagUS/Silver Spring: Tropical Valley Foods recalls some Next by Nature Dark Chocolate Bananas due to undeclared milk, walnut ingredients, both known allergens. FDA: http://ht.ly/l9jFe

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm352836.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the recalled Next by Nature Dark Chocolate Bananas were sold to distributors in Michigan, Oregon, Colorado and New Jersey between the dates of January 3, 2013 and January 10, 2013 for distribution to their retail customers.

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Orient Brush Recall [Canada]

Canadian FlagCanada/Ottawa: Ugarit, La Maison de l’Artisanat recalls some Orient Brushes due to excess lead hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/l92Ss

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/29223r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this recall involves Orient brand brushes of various styles and includes 48 models bearing the codes BR00 to BR47. The products are packaged in a green and white plastic sleeve. The handle of the brush is dark green.

HCSC says the recalled Brushes measure 15 cm to 17 cm, with a diameter that varies depending on the specific model. The recalled brushes are identified by the following UPC codes:

  • 625603015000, 625603015017, 625603015024, 625603015031, 625603015048, 625603015055, 625603015062, 625603015079, 625603015086, 625603015093, 625603015109, 625603015116, 625603015123, 625603015130, 625603015147, 625603015154, 625603015161, 625603015178, 625603015185, 625603015192, 625603015208, 625603015215, 625603015222, 625603015239, 625603015246, 625603015253, 625603015260, 625603015277, 625603015284, 625603015291, 625603015307, 625603015314, 625603015321, 625603015338, 625603015345, 625603015352, 625603015369, 625603015376, 625603015383, 625603015390, 625603015406, 625603015413, 625603015420, 625603015437, 625603015444, 625603015451, 625603015468, 625603015475

About Lead Ingestion Hazard:
According to Health Canada, Lead is highly toxic and can enter the body through the digestive system or the lungs. It accumulates throughout the body and can damage nearly every one of the body’s systems, but is particularly toxic to the nervous system including the brain. Lead is especially dangerous to children even at low exposure levels and has also been clinically shown to have the potential to cause intellectual, behavioral and other problems in kids. Potential health effects associated with exposure to high levels of Lead in all ages include vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, coma and death.

You can learn more about the harmful effects of Lead ingestion by visiting Health Canada at http://ht.ly/kv00J

HCSC recall number: RA-29223
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2015
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NHTSA May Vehicle Recalls – 36 MTD [US]

FlagUSUS/Washington: As of Friday, May 17, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 36 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
  • Fleetwood RV, Inc. – Awning motor: Potential Number of Units Affected: 196
  • Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC – Suspension: Potential Number of Units Affected: 55
  • Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC – Awning Motors: Potential Number of Units Affected: 890
  • Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. – Steering: Potential Number of Units Affected: 695
  • Lion Bus Inc. – Brake Failure: Potential Number of Units Affected: 1
  • Subaru of America, Inc – Steering: Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,379
  • Temsa Global Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. – Fuel System: Potential Number of Units Affected: 172

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2014
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Bulk Filbert, Hazelnut Recall [Canada]

Canadian FlagCanada/Ottawa: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) warns the public not to consume certain in Bulk Filberts and Bulk Hazelnuts described below due to Salmonella hazard. CFIA: http://ht.ly/l8v7A

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/29277r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following products were sold in packages of various weights or in bulk at the locations indicated below. Consumers who are unsure if they have affected product are advised to check with their retailer.:

  • Filberts: Luciano Foods, 114 Preston Street, Ottawa, ON; Sold Dates: Nov 24, 2012 to May 14, 2013
  • Hazelnuts in Shells: Il Negozio Nicastro, 792 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON; Sold Dates: Nov 22, 2012 to May 14, 2013
  • Avelines en écales: Le Crac Aliments Sains Inc., 690 rue St-Jean, Quebec, QC: April 3, 2013 to May 13, 2013
  • Avelines en écales (Jumbo): Cananut, 1565 Chabanel O., Montreal, QC: Nov 5, 2012 to January 31, 2013
  • Avelines en écales (Jumbo): Cananut, 6858 Jean-Talon Est, Montreal, QC: Nov 5, 2012 to January 31, 2013
  • Avelines en écales (Jumbo): Cananut, 2995 Dagenais O., Laval, QC: Nov 5, 2012 to January 31, 2013
  • Avelines en écales (Jumbo): Cananut, 4913 St-Jean, Pierrefonds, QC: Nov 5, 2012 to January 31, 2013

The following Hazelnut product was distributed in Quebec and New Brunswick by Le Meilleur Enr., Montmagny, QC.

  • LM Filberts in the shell, 375 gram; UPC: 0 66577 50450 1; Product codes: 12317 to 13112

About Salmonella Poisoning:
Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning) is a very common type of food poisoning caused by the Salmonella bacterium. Although there are thought to be over 2,000 different kinds of these bacteria, only a comparative few make humans sick. Salmonella serotype “Typhimurium” and Salmonella serotype “Enteritidis” are thought to the two most common types in North America.

In young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, Salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. Even in otherwise healthy people, Salmonellosis may cause high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In rare cases, however, Salmonellosis can cause more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected Aneurysms) Endocarditis and Arthritis.

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 Salmonellosis symptoms.

You can learn more about Salmonellosis from Health Canada at: http://ht.ly/l11up

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2013
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