Cedar Lake Heater/Cooker Recall [US]

US CPSC RecallUS/Washington: Texsport recalls some Cedar Lake Heater/Cookers due to fire hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/m59HZ

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Texsport-Recalls-Cedar-Lake-Heater-Cookers/

Additional information:
2143 - CedarLakeHeaterCookersThe US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the dual use Cedar Lake Heater/Cooker consists of a single large ceramic burner with a metal stand. It measures 9 inches by 10.25 inches by 4.5 inches. It has a fitting below the burner for a propane bottle of either 16.4 ounce or 14.1 ounce sizes. The recalled Heater/Cooker comes with a hose and regulator for connecting the propane bottle; its product number of #14219 is printed on the Heater/Cooker’s packaging.

According to the CPSC, the regulator on the Heater/Cooker malfunctions when a user switches from the “cooking” option to a “heating” one (or vice versa). If this occurs, the gas propane turns to liquid, which can easily flare up and pose a fire and injury hazard to the user and/or those nearby. There has been one incident of fire reported to the CPSC.

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CPSC recall number: 13-214
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Oskri Chocolate Bar Recall [US]

US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Oskri Corp. recalls various Chocolate Bars due to undeclared milk, a known allergen. FDA: http://ht.ly/m4Uss

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm357114.htm

Oskri Chocolate Bar

Oskri Coconut Bar Dark Chocolate

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

  • Oskri Coconut Bar Dark Chocolate, 1.9 ounce size; UPC: 666016-300703;
  • Oskri Coconut Bar Dark Chocolate Minis; 1.9 ounce size; UPC: 666016-400311;
  • Oskri Fig Dark Chocolate Bars, 1.9 ounce size; UPC: 666016-300307;
  • Oskri Almond Dark Chocolate Bars, 1.9 ounce size; UPC: 666016-300420.

According to the FDA, all of the recalled Chocolate Bars are marked with the following incsription, which can be found on the front of the Bar’s wrapper:

  • P 1/1/13 through 6/6/13; EXP 7/7/14 through 12/12/14; LOT 001 through 154

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

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