Dog & Cat Heating, Cooling Mats Recall [Canada]

Canadian FlagCanada/Ottawa: Royal Canin Canada recalls some Dog, Cat Heating, Cooling Mats due to diethylene glycol hazard, a poison. HCSC: http://ht.ly/lneNx

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/29281r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this recall involves Royal Canin branded Heating/Cooling mats for Dogs and Cats. The mats consist of a plastic sheet made of nine gel pockets and an outer, removable red fabric cover with the Royal Canin logo on one corner.

According to Health Canada, Royal Canin has determined that the recalled Mats contain diethylene glycol. This potentially dangerous chemical can be released from the mat if it is damaged and can cause illness to both pets and children if ingested.

HCSC recall number: RA-29281
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2031
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Insolroll Roller Shade Recall [US]

United States FlagUS/Washington: Insolroll recalls some Roller Shades with Solar and Rechargeable Motors due to fire hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/ln3j7

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Insolroll-Recalls-Roller-Shades-with-Solar-and-Rechargeable-Motors/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall includes some Insolroll Roller Shades available with a solar powered motor (model #IN-SOL-R) or rechargeable motor (model #IN-RCG-R). The model numbers are printed on the body of the motor located inside the roller tube. These rechargeable motors on Insolroll interior solar screen and blackout shades have built-in lithium ion batteries that are used with a solar panel charger or plug-in charger.

The 18-inch width by 1-5/16-inch high solar panel charger is white on the interior side and black toward the exterior. The plug-in charger is black and measures about 3-inches high by 1-5/8 inch wide by 1-1/16 inch deep with a 13-foot cord. The motors raise and lower the shades controlled by a hand-held remote control or surface-mounted wall switch. The manufacturer’s name is printed on a sticker on the roller tube that can be seen by taking down the shade and removing the fabric completely.

According to the CPSC, the motor of these Roller Shades has a built-in lithium battery that can overheat while being charged, posing a fire risk. Insolroll has received one report of the motor on the shade overheating and creating a fire. No injuries have been reported.

CPSC recall number: 13-197
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2030
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NHTSA May Vehicle Recalls – 54 MTD [US]

FlagUSUS/Washington: As of Friday, May 24, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 54 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:

  • Blue Bird Body Company – Seats: Potential Number of Units Affected: 441
  • Ferrara Fire Apparatus – Parking Brake: Potential Number of Units Affected: 202
  • Forest River, Inc. – Awning Motor: Potential Number of Units Affected: 9,526
  • General Motors LLC – Wheel Lug Nuts: Potential Number of Units Affected: 18,871
  • John Evans Manufacturing Co. – Wheel Lug Nuts: Potential Number of Units Affected: 380
  • Starcraft Bus – Wheelchair Lift: Potential Number of Units Affected: 169
  • Triumph Motorcycles America – Power train: Potential Number of Units Affected: 279

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2029
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LL Bakery Bread Recall [US]

United States FlagUS/Silver Spring: LL Bakery recalls all White Farm Enriched White Bread, Butter Farm Enriched White Bread and Italian Cream Danish due to undeclared milk hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/llPWL

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm353475.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following LL Bakery product are subject to this recall:

  • White Farm Enriched White Bread is a 16 oz. loaf with square shaped slices. The label is white with blue and green lettering, and red design accents. The LL Bakery Logo is printed on the bottom left corner.
  • Butter Farm Enriched White Bread is a 16 oz. loaf with square shaped slices. The label is white with brown and green lettering, and red design accents. The LL Bakery Logo is printed on the bottom left corner.
  • Italian Cream Danish pastry is braided and has yellow creamy swirls and sliced almonds. The label is white with black lettering and a tan colored border. The LL Bakery Logo is printed on the bottom left corner.

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 food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at: http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2028
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