Kleynimals Stainless Steel Keys for Babies Recall [Canada]

Canada HCSC RecallCanada/Ottawa: Kleynimals recalls some Kleynimals Stainless Steel Keys for Babies due to choking, suffocation hazards. HCSC: http://ht.ly/lKOPI

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/33841r-eng.php

Additional information:
Kleynimals KeysHealth Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this recall involves the Kleynimals Clean Key Animals Toy, which is classified as an Infant Rattle in Canada. Continue reading

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Creole Bisque Recall [US]

US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Creole & Company recalls some Creole Bisque due to undeclared milk, soy and wheat ingredients, all known allergens. FDA: http://ht.ly/lKyIZ

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm355431.htm

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

  • Creole & Company Creole Bisque, 3.47 ounce, clear plastic package with a UPC of 8 11776 601486 9

About Milk, Soy and Wheat Allergies:
For some people, milk (and milk products), soy (and soy products) as well as wheat 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.

Likewise, wheat (and wheat products) can be a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Due to modern food manufacturing methods, wheat products may not “look” or “sound” like wheat. People with a wheat allergy should suspect products such as all breads, cakes, breakfast cereals, pasta, crackers, beer, soy sauce and even condiments, such as ketchup, as having wheat unless specifically declared otherwise.

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to milk, 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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Ideations DiveAlert Emergency Signaling Device Recall [US]

US CPSC RecallUS/Washington: Ideations recalls some DiveAlert Emergency Signaling Devices due to drowning hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/lKryU

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/DiveAlert-Emergency-Signaling-Devices-Recalled-by-Ideations/

Additional information:
2080 - DiveAlertSignalsThe US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves DiveAlert and DiveAlert PLUS Scuba Dive Signaling Devices with model numbers DA2, DP2 or DV2. The signaling device is attached to the diver’s buoyancy compensator device (BCD) power inflator/alternate regulator system by a chrome-plated brass coupling and is used to activate a loud surface horn or an underwater percussion noise to alert others in the event of a diver’s emergency. The devices are also used in non-emergencies to get the attention of the pickup boat or other divers.

The DA2 is black with an orange button, the DP2 is black with a gray knob and red button and has DiveAlert PLUS printed on it, and the DV2 is black and red. They can be used with Aqualung AirSource, Oceanic Air XS, Aeris Air Link and Mares Air Control regulator/inflators. Only these signaling devices without any stamped writing on the coupling’s collar are included in this recall.

According to the CPSC, the recalled Signaling Devices can malfunction when used, restrict the diver’s air flow and pose a drowning hazard.

CPSC recall number: 13-207
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Helen’s Country Harvest Condiment Recall [Canada]

Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: Helen’s Country Harvest recalls various Condiments due to undeclared mustard, a known allergen. CFIA: http://ht.ly/lKbAf

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/33905r-eng.php

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

  • Helen’s Country Harvest Pickled Sausage, various sizes; all packages where mustard is not declared in the list of ingredients on the label.
  • Helen’s Country Harvest Hot Salsa Sauce, 500 mL; all packages where mustard is not declared in the list of ingredients on the label.
  • Helen’s Country Harvest Bread and Butter Pickles, various sizes; all packages where mustard is not declared in the list of ingredients on the label.
  • Helen’s Country Harvest Pickled Eggs, various sizes; all packages where mustard is not declared in the list of ingredients on the label.
  • Helen’s Country Harvest Sugar-Free Chili Sauce, various sizes; all packages where mustard is not declared in the list of ingredients on the label.

About Mustard Allergies:
For some people, mustard (and mustard products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions requiring immediate medical intervention and treatment. Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to foods containing mustard 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 Mustard Allergies by visiting Health Canada at http://ht.ly/keZ4J

CFIA ref: 8052
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2079
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NHTSA June Vehicle Recalls – 7 MTD [US]

FlagUSUS/Washington: As of Wednesday, June 5, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted seven (7) 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:

  • Fleetwood RV – Loose Solar Panel: Potential Number of Units Affected: 184
  • Fleetwood RV – Tire Failure: Potential Number of Units Affected: 113
  • Ford Motor Company – Fuel System, Gasoline: Potential Number of Units Affected: 390,783
  • General Motors LLC – Fuel System: Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,791
  • Triumph Motorcycles America – Steering, Vehicle Speed Control: Potential Number of Units Affected: 652
  • Yakima Products – Whispbar rack systems: Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,369

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2078
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Harvest Stir Fry Product Recall [Ireland]

Ireland FSIA RecallIreland/Dublin: Green Isle recalls some Harvest Stir Fry Products due to Datura Seed contamination hazard. FSIA: http://ht.ly/lJnb2

Direct link: http://www.fsai.ie/news_centre/food_alerts/datura.html

Green Isle Harvest Stir Fry

Additional information:
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (“FSIA”) reports Green Isle is recalling the above batch of frozen Harvest Stir Fry sold in Tesco Ireland stores. This is due to reports from Belgium that one of the ingredients may have been unintentionally contaminated with seeds of a wild plant called Datura. These seeds contain tropane alkaloids that may cause illness.

FSIA ref: #2013.13
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2077
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McGloins Hot Water Bottle Recall [Australia]

Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: McGloins recalls some 600mL & 800mL Hot Water Bottles with Knitted Covers due to severe scald hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/lIwXT

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1048408

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the recalled Hot Water Bottles do not have the required safety warning permanently marked on them as per Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard) (Hot Water Bottles) Regulation 2008.

Hot Water BottlesAccording to the ACCC, filling the recalled Hot Water Bottle with boiling water may result in it bursting during use, causing severe scalding to the user or those nearby.

The two Hot Water Bottles subject to this recall include the following:

  • 600mL Hot Water Bottle, cream in colour with a matching knitted cover and blue snowflake patern; ref. no. A1224, barcode no. 9322507018557; and
  • 800mL Hot Water Bottle, red in colour with a plush pink Ruby The Rabbit cover; ref. no. A1202, barcode no. 9314536002911.

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ACCC PRA number: 2013/13604
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