Viking Built-In Refrigerator Recall Expands [Canada]

Canada HCSC RecallCanada/Ottawa: Health Canada expands existing recall for some Viking Built-In Refrigerators with Bottom Freezers due to door detachment, injury hazards. HCSC: http://ht.ly/noYgy

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/34737r-eng.php

Additional information:2319 - VikingRefrigerators
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this recall involves some Viking built-in 91-centimeter (36-inch) wide refrigerators with bottom freezers. The models and serial numbers/date codes included in this expanded recall are listed below. The model and serial numbers are located on the ceiling of the interior of the refrigerators. The first six numbers in the serial number range are the manufacture date of the unit in (mm)(dd)(yy) format.

  • Designer Series; Models: DDBB363, DDBB536, DTBB363, DFBB363, DFBB536, FDBB5361; serial number/date codes starting with 110105 – 081012;
  • Professional Series; models: VCBB363, VCBB536, VCBB5361, VIBB363, VIBB536; serial number/date codes starting with 110105 – 080512

According to Health Canada, the recalled Viking Refrigerators’ doors can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers. Viking has received 39 reports, including eight (8) reports in Canada, of falling refrigerator doors, including 12 reports of injuries involving a fracture, bruises, strains and cuts, and 25 reports of minor property damage. The 39 new reports are in addition to the 57 reports related to the original July 1, 1999 recall, including four (4) reports of injuries involving bruises, broken toes/fingers and strains.

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HCSC ID number: RA-34737
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Western Family Marinated Steak Recall [Canada]

Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: Vantage Foods (BC) recalls some Western Family Marinated Steak Products due to undeclared sulphites/sulfites and wheat, both known allergens. CFIA: http://ht.ly/nowYe

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/34789r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Steak Products are subject to this recall:2318 - WesternFamilyMarinatedSteak

  • Western Family Marinated Beef Top Sirloin Steak (Teriyaki); UPC: 0 056364 502773; Best Before: from 13.JN.23 to 13.AU.3, all best before dates where wheat or sulphites do not appear on the label.

About Sulphite/Sulfite and Wheat Allergies:
For some people, sulphites (sulfites) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions requiring immediate medical intervention and treatment. In addition, those with Asthma or other respiratory problems may require immediate attention for serious and life-threatening breathing difficulties.

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 sulphites (sulfites) and/or wheat 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 Sulphite Allergies by visiting Health Canada at http://ht.ly/kIgrU

You can learn more about Wheat Allergies by visiting Health Canada at http://ht.ly/lP5y

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