Cracker Barrel Votive Candle Holder Recall [US]

US CPSC RecallUS/Washington: Mercuries Asia recalls some Cracker Barrel Old Country Store BBQ Ant Votive Candle Holders due to fire hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/pmgQY

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Votive-Candle-Holders-Sold-at-Cracker-Barrel-Old-Country-Store-Recalled/

Additional information:Cracker Barrel Candle Holders
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves Candle Holders designed to resemble a large Ant. The black metal Candle holders are 6-1/2 inches tall and were sold as either a male or female Ant. The male Ant has a polka dot bow tie and the female Ant has a white pearl necklace. Both Ants hold up a clear glass votive cup. The words “Backyard BBQ” and “Glass Votive Holder” are printed on the front of the packaging. The SKU number “426154” can be found on the underside of the packaging.

According to the CPSC, the decorative Ant’s arms, used to hold up the votive cup, can break. If this happens, a lit candle can tip over or fall out, posing fire and burn hazards.

The CPSC says the Votive Candle Holders were sold at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores throughout the US in May 2013 and June 2013.

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CPSC recall number: 13-291
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2563
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Shimano American Disc Brake Caliper Recall [Canada & US]

Canada HCSC RecallUS CPSC RecallUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: Shimano American recalls some Disc Brake Calipers due to collision hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/pm6Gq; HCSC: http://ht.ly/pm892

Direct US link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Shimano-American-Recalls-Disc-Brake-Calipers/

Direct Canada link: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/35753r-eng.php

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall includes all Shimano BR-CX75 aftermarket Disc Brake Calipers and BR-R515 Disc Brake Calipers installed on road and cyclocross bicycles sold by other manufacturers including BMC, Giant, Ibis, Raleigh, Shinola, Specialized and Volagi. The words, “Shimano”, “China” and the model number are embossed on the outside of the Disc Brake Caliper. Both models have either black or silver finishes.

According to the CPSC, the Calipers on the disc brakes themselves can fail, posing a collision hazard.

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).

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CPSC recall number: 13-289
HCSC ID number: RA-35753
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2562
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Farm Boy Plain Croissant Recall Expands [Canada]

Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: Farm Boy 2012 Inc. expands existing recall for some Farm Boy brand Plain Croissants due to undeclared eggs and milk, both known allergens. CFIA: http://ht.ly/plbG0

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/35935r-eng.php

Additional information:2558 - FarmBoyPlainCroissants
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Foods are subject to this recall:

  • Farm Boy Plain Croissants, sold in packages of 6 units, 300 grams; UPC: 0 210018 203991; Packed-On dates from 2013.SE.10 to 2013.SE.23, inclusive. This expanded recall represents a longer production date range for the product.

According to CFIA, there has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of this product.

Please note: similar products have been previously recalled. To see this earlier recall, please search for “Farm Boy” or “Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2558” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

Egg & Milk Allergies:
For some people, egg (and egg products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Foods made from egg ingredients may not necessarily sound as if they are derived from egg products. Examples of these include words such as “albumin”, “binder”, “emulsifier” or “lecithin”. These ingredients (and many more) are likely derived from egg protein and thus can cause serious allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to foods containing egg within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death.

For other 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).

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.

Please note: a person allergic to one type of food or other substance may also be simultaneously allergic to others. Multiple undeclared allergens may compound symptoms in susceptible persons. Seek immediate medical care if you suspect you or someone else is suffering from Anaphylactic Shock.

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

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

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CFIA reference number: 8350
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2561
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EU Issues 35 Product & Vehicle Recalls

FlagEUBelgium/Brussels: European Union issues 35 new consumer and industrial-based product recalls; a must-read for parents, caregivers, drivers, managers and others: http://ht.ly/pkUG5 

Direct link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/safety/rapex/alerts/main/index.cfm?event=main.weeklyOverview&web_report_id=750&selectedTabIdx=1

The European Union reports the following Consumer and/or Industrial Products and/or Vehicles (in alphabetical order) are subject to this recall:

  • Akai Mercedes-Benz SLS-AMG Radio-controlled (“RC”) Toy Cars, Art: AK56027 – Electromagnetic disturbance hazard
  • BabySam Reclining Cradle Venus Baby Seats, model: 234527 – Injury hazard
  • Bugatti Mallorca Sandals, color 618, brown/beige, Size 42 – Chemical hazard
  • Carrefour 2500W Garden shredders, model: GD17140 – Injury hazard
  • Carrefour Home Children’s Swimming Armbands, model: OD14932 – Drowning hazard
  • Coquelicot Girls’ Dresses – Injury hazard
  • Delkam Group Hand Soaps, lot 1201127, model/item: 13330027936 – Microbiological hazard
  • Dong Guan Hong Tai Metal Goods & Plastic Factory Tattoo Kit Power Supply Unit, model: WT1024 – Electric shock, fire hazards
  • Dong Guan Hong Tai Metal Goods & Plastic Factory Tattoo Kit Power Supply Unit, model: 25 – Electric shock, fire hazards
  • DX Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Radio-controlled (“RC”) toys, article: DX112416 – Electromagnetic disturbance hazard
  • Energo Team Lamp -19 +18 LED Rechargeable Torches/Flashlights, model: 74990-028 – Electric shock, burn hazards
  • EvoBus TopClass, ComfortClass, MultiClass, Citaro, Integro Buses/Coaches, Types: 633 02, 633 03, 410 01, 410 02, 410 03, 629 01, 629 02, 633 04, 632 05, 632 06, 633 05, 628 02 – Injury hazard
  • EvoBus TopClass, ComfortClass, MultiClass, Citaro, Integro Buses/Coaches, Types: 410 02, 410 03 Models: S 515 HD, S 516 HD/2, S 516 HD/3, S 517 HD – Injury hazard
  • Fiat 500 Abarth Passenger Vehicles, Type: 312 – Injury hazard
  • Ford Focus Passenger Vehicles, VIN range: WF0KXXGCBKDA20156 to WF0MXXGCBMDG38296 – Injury hazard
  • Ford Mondeo, Galaxy and S-MAX Passenger Vehicles, VIN range: WF0SXXGBWSCA77271 to WF0SXXGBWSCD37911 – Fire hazard
  • Gern Kulmahiomakone (Electric Angle Grinder Tools), type: DAN0741 – Electric shock hazard
  • Honda SH Motorcycles, model: SH125/150 – Injury hazard
  • Hudora Joey Toy Scooters, model: Kick Wheel 11051 – Injury hazard
  • Intenze Tattoo Ink, Zuper Black – Chemical hazard
  • Leduro LED E14 Lighting Bulbs, model LED-C35, article: 21178 – Electromagnetic disturbance hazard
  • Leduro LED E27 Lighting Bulbs, model LED-A65, article: 21178 – Electromagnetic disturbance hazard
  • Leonado Girls’ Bikinis, Art: 213-A TG: 9/10 ANNI – Injury, strangulation hazards
  • Lilliputiens Soft Toys, models: 86262, 86263, 86264, 86265, 86216, 86217, and 86274 – Choking hazard
  • Maxpower Mobile Phone Travel Chargers, model: Nokia 8600/6500, article: MTC-1 – Electromagnetic disturbance hazard
  • Mini Ungava Girls’ Bikinis, model: 3000574, item number: 13583 – Strangulation hazard
  • Mitchell Group Creme Eclaircissante Skin Lightening Products, batch: 22003 – Chemical hazard
  • Power Flower Girls’ Bikinis, Art: F350 – Injury, strangulation hazards
  • Quicksilver QS 700 WE Recreational Craft, model: BE-QSVWC011B111 – Fire hazard
  • Scarlett Hair Dryers, model: SC-1072 – Electric shock hazard
  • Small Stuff Car Seat Toys, model: 40016 – Choking hazard
  • Spacub Safety Boots, model: 417-0 – Chemical hazard
  • Triumph Street Triple ABS, Street Triple R ABS, Daytona 675 ABS and Daytona 675 R ABS Motorcycles – Injury hazard
  • Xilence 90W Universal Notebook Adapter Laptop Power Supply Units, model: XP-LP90.B.R2 – Electromagnetic disturbance hazard
  • Yilisi Girls’ Blouses, model: XL-9985 – Choking hazard

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European Union RAPEX Report: 38/2013
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2560
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Safeway Angel Food Cake Recall [US]

US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Safeway recalls various Angel Food Cake products due to undeclared milk and soy, both known allergens. FDA: http://ht.ly/pjGiX

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm370125.htm

Additional information:Safeway Angel Food Cake
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Angel Food Cakes are subject to this recall:

  • Angel Food Cake; Sell-By dates: 9/1/13 to 10/1/2013; UPC: 2113010510
  • Holiday Decorated Angel Food Cake; Sell-By dates: 9/1/13 to 10/1/2013
  • Angel Food Cups 4-Count; Sell-By dates: 9/1/13 to 10/1/2013
  • Cake Angel Food Loaf; Sell-By dates: 9/1/13 to 10/1/2013
  • Angel Food Cake Loaf 2-Count; Sell-By dates: 9/1/13 to 10/1/2013
  • Angel Food Cake Fruit Topped; Sell-By dates: 9/1/13 to 10/2/2013

According to the FDA, the recalled Angel Food Cake products were sold in all Safeway, Carrs, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Pak ‘N Save, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb and Vons stores throughout the United States.

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

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to milk and/or soy 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.

Please note: a person allergic to one type of food or other substance may also be simultaneously allergic to others. Multiple undeclared allergens may compound symptoms in susceptible persons. Seek immediate medical care if you suspect you or someone else is suffering from Anaphylactic Shock.

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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Farm Boy Plain Croissant Recall [Canada]

Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: Farm Boy 2012 Inc. recalls some Farm Boy brand Plain Croissants due to undeclared eggs and milk, both known allergens. CFIA: http://ht.ly/pjpZY

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/35909r-eng.php

Additional information:2558 - FarmBoyPlainCroissants
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Foods are subject to this recall:

  • Farm Boy Plain Croissants, sold in packages of 6 units, 300 grams; UPC: 0 210018 203991; Packed-On dates from 2013.SE.20 to 2013.SE.23, inclusive

According to CFIA, there has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of this product.

Egg & Milk Allergies:
For some people, egg (and egg products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Foods made from egg ingredients may not necessarily sound as if they are derived from egg products. Examples of these include words such as “albumin”, “binder”, “emulsifier” or “lecithin”. These ingredients (and many more) are likely derived from egg protein and thus can cause serious allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to foods containing egg within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death.

For other 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).

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.

Please note: a person allergic to one type of food or other substance may also be simultaneously allergic to others. Multiple undeclared allergens may compound symptoms in susceptible persons. Seek immediate medical care if you suspect you or someone else is suffering from Anaphylactic Shock.

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

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

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CFIA reference number: 8350
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2558
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Frisco’s, Queen Victoria & Metro Spinach Recall [Canada]

Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: Ippolito Fruit & Produce Ltd. recalls some Frisco’s, Queen Victoria and Metro brands Spinach due to Salmonella hazard. CFIA: http://ht.ly/pjoF6

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/35865r-eng.php

Additional information:2557 - Frisco'sQueenVictoriaMetroSpinach
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Spinach are subject to this recall:

  • Frisco’s Spinach, 284 gram cello bag; Lot Code/Best Before date: 2 D66258/2013 SE 30; UPC: 0 33383 65201 6
  • Frisco’s Spinach, 170 gram cello bag; Lot Code/Best Before date: 2 D66258; UPC: 0 33383 45041 4
  • Queen Victoria Spinach, 227 gram cello bag; Lot Code/Best Before date: 2 D66258/2013 SE 30; UPC: 0 60556 00227 9
  • Metro Spinach, 171 gram cello bag; Lot Code/Best Before: 2 D66258/2013 SE 30; UPC: 0 59749 89955 0

According to CFIA, the recalled Spinach is known to have been distributed in Ontario and Quebec; these products may also have been distributed to other provinces.

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/o1sgv

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CFIA reference number: 8348
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2557
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Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Raw Milk Cheese Recall [Canada]

Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm (EST 4478) recalls various Raw Milk Cheeses due to E. coli O157:H7 hazard. CFIA: http://ht.ly/pjciS

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/35829r-eng.php

Additional information:2556 - Gort'sGoudaCheeses
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Raw Milk Cheeses are subject to this recall: Continue reading

NHTSA September Vehicle Recalls – 54 MTD [US]

FlagUSUS/Washington: As of Saturday, September 28, 2013, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) 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:

  • A&M Systems, Electric Door Actuators – overheating, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 5,530
  • Altec Industries, Aerial Devices – electrical shock hazard; potential number of units affected: 263
  • Altec Industries Digger Derrick models D2/3/4 and DC/DL/DM – winch bolts loosening, winch motor detachment, load failure, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,743
  • BMW 528i, 535i, 550i and M5 Passenger Vehicles – rear lamp failure hazard (including the Vehicle’s tail, brake, turn-signal and reverse lamp; potential number of units affected: 134,100
  • Bombardier Recreational Products, Can-Am Spyder RT Series and ST Series Motorcycles – brake fluid leakage, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 5,042
  • Champion Bus numerous Buses and Coaches – overheating, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 598
  • Cimarron Trailers NS, LS, SS and SW Livestock Trailers –  – lock malfunction, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,584
  • Columbia Northwest Aliner Travel Trailers – door lock malfunction, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 4,565
  • Corporation Micro Bird, Inc. (“Micro Bird”) G5 School Buses, ceiling panel separation, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 14
  • Daimler Trucks North America Freightliner Cascadia Trucks – brake caliper detachment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 112
  • Daimler Trucks North America Western Star 4900 Vehicles – seatbelt malfunction; potential number of units affected: 650
  • DDT Mobility, Portable Classroom Trailer – short circuit, fire hazards – potential number of units affected: 1
  • Dutchmen Manufacturing Voltage Recreational Vehicles – fire, injury, property damage hazards; potential number of units affected: 168
  • Eldorado National Kansas – electrical malfunction, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,765
  • Ford Motor Company, Ford Crown Victoria (including Crown Victoria Police Interceptors), Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car vehicles – steering impairment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 355,000
  • Genie Industries TZ-34 Aerial Work Platform Trailers – outrigger assembly malfunction, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 3,889
  • Goshen Coach GC II, Pacer II, Sentinel, G-Force and Wolverine buses – electrical malfunction, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 709
  • Heartland Recreational Vehicles Cyclone 3110 Fifth Wheel Travel Trailers – incorrect Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) information, tire and/or suspension failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 10
  • Homesteader Enclosed Cargo Trailers and Horse Trailers – lock malfunction, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 4,360
  • Honda/American Honda Motor Pilot 2WD and 4WD Vehicles, Odyssey Vehicles – piston failure, engine stall, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 270
  • Honda/American Honda Motor Odyssey and Acura MDX Vehicles – inadvertent air bag deployment, injury, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 374,618
  • Indian Motorcycle Company Roadmaster, Vintage, Bomber, Classic and Dark Horse, Blackhawk Dark and Blackhawk Motorcycles – rim crack, flat tire, loss of control and vehicle crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 861
  • Jackson Mfg. Co. Travel Trailers – lock malfunction, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 250
  • Kawasaki Motors Corp. Concours 14 Police Motorcycles – fuel leakage, braking impairment, electrical malfunction, stall, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 337
  • Kingston Trailers Horse Trailers built with Dressing Rooms – lock malfunction, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 478
  • Lakota Corporation 3HSLBP and 4HSLGN6 Travel Trailers – lock malfunction, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 2
  • Manning Equipment, Ford F-350, F-450 and F-550 vehicles – excessive heat, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 37
  • Mazda North American Operations Mazda 6 Vehicles – door latch failure, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 161,400
  • Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America (“MFTA”) FEC52, FEC72, FEC92 and FGB72 Trucks – transmission oil cooler hose leakage, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 600
  • Navistar IC Bus CE, IC Bus RE School Buses – school bus restraining barrier malfunction, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 70
  • Nissan North America Infiniti M35 and M45 Vehicles – accelerator pedal sensor failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 98,307
  • Open Range R.V. Company Travel Trailers – lock malfunction, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 9,600
  • Peterson Industries Excel Travel Trailers – power awning motor assembly malfunction, crash, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 28
  • Polaris Industries, Inc. Lock & Ride Accessory Passenger Backrests – backrest operation failure crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 13,728
  • ShowHauler Trucks Motorhome, Garage Unit and Toterhome Vehicles – door lock malfunction, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 34
  • Spartan Motors MM, K2, and K3 Motor Home Chassis – ABS modulator valve fracture, crash hazard; potential number of units affected: 113
  • Starcraft RV, Comet Camping Trailers – spare tire bracket detachment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 22
  • Sunset Park & RV, EZ Traveler (21LE) Travel Trailers – power awning motor assembly malfunction, crash, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 1
  • Sure Power, Inc. Battery Equalizers and Converters – fire hazard; potential number of units affected: 10,989
  • Suzuki Motor of America Grand Vitara and SX4 Vehicles – air bag deployment malfunction; potential number of units affected: 193,936
  • Team Spirit Trailers of Elkhart – lock malfunction, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 534
  • Tegol AX-3 Series, AX-4 series and TG-5 Series Outlaw Motorcycle Helmets – failure to conform to the impact attenuation, penetration, labeling and retention requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 218, “Motorcycle Helmets”, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 23,210
  • Terex South Dakota Aerial Devices mounted on Utility Trucks – platform failure, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 6,797
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, Highlander Hybrid Vehicles – Intelligent Power Module (IPM) malfunction, engine stall, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 133,081
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, Lexus IS350 Vehicles – Variable-Valve Timing (VVT) system malfunction, engine failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 101,584
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, RAV4 and Lexus HS250h Vehicles – rear suspension arm (rear tire rod), rust, thread damage, operational failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 780,584
  • Toyota Sienna Vehicles – shift lock failure, rollaway, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 614,722
  • Trans/Air Manufacturing Corp Compressor Mount Kits, alternator harness pinching, engine stall, crash, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 3,427
  • Volvo Cars of N.A., S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 Vehicles, malfunctioning head lamps and/or turn signals, crash hazards. potential number of units affected: 7,767
  • Winnebago Industries Aspect and Itasca Cambria (models 730C and 730J) Motorhomes – child seat tether incorrect placement, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 164
  • Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA XC50A (Vino Classic) Motorcycles – brake shoe lining separation, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 320

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Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2555
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Frigidaire Professional Blender Recall [US]

CPSC RecallUS/Washington: Frigidaire recalls some Professional Blenders due to laceration hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/pi6Xz

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Frigidaire-Recalls-Professional-Blenders/

Additional information:Frigidaire Professional Blenders
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves some Frigidaire Professional brand Blenders, model FPJB56B7MS with a serial number between FFP 49 1203 0001 and FFP 49 1237 00974. The model and serial numbers are located on a serial plate on the underside of the Blender’s motor base.

The phrase, “Frigidaire Professional” is printed on the front base of the Blenders. The 5-speed Blender is brushed aluminum and has black buttons on the front. The Blender container is a 56-ounce, clear glass jar with a black lid and a black base.

According to the CPSC, the Blender’s blade shaft assembly can break during use, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. Frigidaire has received eight reports of the Blender’s blade shaft assembly breaking. No injuries have been reported.

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CPSC recall number: 13-288
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2554
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Waterlogic Water Cooling, Heating Systems Recall [US]

CPSC RecallUS/Washington: Waterlogic recalls approximately 48,000 Water Cooling, Heating Systems due to fire hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/phSRK

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Waterlogic-Recalls-Water-Cooling-Heating-Systems/

Additional information:Waterlogic Water Cooling Heating Systems
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports Chiller-based Water Filtration Systems provide hot and cold water dispensers for home and workplace. The units come in three sizes, 18, 40 and 48 inches high, and in white, black or stainless steel. One of the following brand names is printed on the front of the recalled unit: AquaMark, Coolersmart, Culligan, Innowave, Waterlogic and Xstream Water. Recalled products have serial numbers printed on a label on the back of the machines.

  • Serial numbers for AquaMark, Culligan, Innowave and Waterlogic units start with four (4) numbers and one letter; a full list of these are on the Web site noted above.
  • Serial numbers for Coolersmart units start with six (6) digit alpha-numeric codes; a full list of these are on the Web site noted above.
  • Serial numbers for Xstream Water units start with three (3) letters followed by nine (9) digits; a full list of these are also on the Web site noted above.

According to the CPSC, the hot water tank of the recalled units can stop functioning and cause the machine to overheat. This poses a fire hazard. Waterlogic received 16 reports of fire and smoke within the water dispensers. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

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CPSC recall number: 13-287
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2553
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Siberoni Meat, Poultry Pelmeni Recall Expands [US]

USDA RecallUS/Washington: USDA Logo smallSiberoni expands an existing recall for an undetermined amount of raw and frozen Meat and Poultry “Pelmeni” (Eastern European-style Ravioli Products) due to failure to inspect the food upon entry into the United States, a serious health and safety hazard. USDA: http://ht.ly/phHln

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2013/recall-053-2013-release-exp

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports following Meat and Poultry Products are subject to this recall:

  • One (1) pound packages, in 40 pound cases, of “Siberoni” brand Chicken Pelmeni
  • One (1) pound packages, in 40 pound cases, of “Siberoni” brand Beef Pelmeni
  • One (1) pound packages, in 40 pound cases, of “Siberoni” brand Beef and Pork Pelmeni
  • One (1) pound packages, in 40 pound cases, of “Siberoni” brand Pork Pelmeni

According to the USDA, all these products bear the establishment number “33788” or “P-33788” inside a USDA mark of inspection or elsewhere on the package. The products were produced prior to September 6, 2013 and were sold directly from the firm’s storefront and, via a distributor, to retail outlets in Oregon and Washington State.

Please note: similar products have been previously recalled. To see this earlier recall, please search for “Siberoni” or “Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2522” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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USDA recall number: FSIS-RC053-2013 (expanded)
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2552
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W.S. Badger Baby, Kids Sunscreen Lotions Recall [US]

FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: W.S. Badger Company recalls some SPF 30 Kids & Baby Sunscreen Lotions due to microbial contamination hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/phcDG

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm369752.htm

Additional information:Badger Kids SunscreenBadger Baby Sunscreen
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Sunscreen Lotions are subject to this recall:

  • SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion, 4 ounces; Lot numbers: 3024A, 3057B, 3063A, 3063B, 3132A and 3133A; UPCs: 634084490091 and 634084490114
  • SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion; Lot # 3164A; UPCs: 634084490145 and 634084490169

According to the FDA, the recalled Sunscreen Lotions were tested and found to be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida parapsilosis and Acremonium fungi.

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Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2551
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Garden-Fresh Foods Salad, Slaw and Dip Recall Expands [US]

US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Garden-Fresh Foods expands existing recall for numerous Ready-To-Eat Salads, Slaws and Dip Products sold under various brands and code dates due to Listeria monocytogenes hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/pfXe2

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm369670.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports over 75 Salads, Slaws and Dip Products are subject to this recall including the following brands:

  • Archer Farms
  • Chef’s Kitchen
  • D’Amico and Sons
  • Finest Traditions
  • Garden-Fresh
  • Grandpa’s
  • Maggie’s
  • Market Pantry
  • Portillo’s
  • Roundy’s
  • Spartan
  • Weis

You can see the complete listing here: http://ht.ly/pfXDy

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm369696.htm

According to the FDA, the various foods were distributed in the following states: AZ, CA, FL, IA, IL, IN, MA, MI, MN, MO, OH, PA, TX, WI and distributed to retail stores and food services.

About Listeria Poisoning:
Listeria monocytogenes, the bacteria that cause Listeriosis (Listeria poisoning), most often produce a gastrointestinal illness that can be quite serious or even fatal. Listeriosis in pregnancy, for example, may cause a miscarriage or fetal death. In other cases, people can develop Septicemia (a serious blood infection) or Meningitis (an inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges).

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 Listeriosis symptoms.

You can learn about Listeriosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/IScAKJ

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Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2550
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NHTSA September Vehicle Recalls – 46 MTD [US]

FlagUSUS/Washington: As of Thursday, September 26, 2013, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has posted 46 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:

  • A&M Systems, Electric Door Actuators – overheating, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 5,530
  • Altec Industries, Aerial Devices – electrical shock hazard; potential number of units affected: 263
  • Altec Industries Digger Derrick models D2/3/4 and DC/DL/DM – winch bolts loosening, winch motor detachment, load failure, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,743
  • BMW 528i, 535i, 550i and M5 Passenger Vehicles – rear lamp failure hazard (including the Vehicle’s tail, brake, turn-signal and reverse lamp; potential number of units affected: 134,100
  • Bombardier Recreational Products, Can-Am Spyder RT Series and ST Series Motorcycles – brake fluid leakage, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 5,042
  • Columbia Northwest Aliner Travel Trailers – door lock malfunction, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 4,565
  • Corporation Micro Bird, Inc. (“Micro Bird”) G5 School Buses, ceiling panel separation, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 14
  • Daimler Trucks North America Freightliner Cascadia Trucks – brake caliper detachment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 112
  • Daimler Trucks North America Western Star 4900 Vehicles – seatbelt malfunction; potential number of units affected: 650
  • DDT Mobility, Portable Classroom Trailer – short circuit, fire hazards – potential number of units affected: 1
  • Dutchmen Manufacturing Voltage Recreational Vehicles – fire, injury, property damage hazards; potential number of units affected: 168
  • Eldorado National Kansas – electrical malfunction, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,765
  • Ford Motor Company, Ford Crown Victoria (including Crown Victoria Police Interceptors), Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car vehicles – steering impairment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 355,000
  • Goshen Coach GC II, Pacer II, Sentinel, G-Force and Wolverine buses – electrical malfunction, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 709
  • Heartland Recreational Vehicles Cyclone 3110 Fifth Wheel Travel Trailers – incorrect Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) information, tire and/or suspension failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 10
  • Homesteader Enclosed Cargo Trailers and Horse Trailers – lock malfunction, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 4,360
  • Honda/American Honda Motor Pilot 2WD and 4WD Vehicles, Odyssey Vehicles – piston failure, engine stall, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 270
  • Honda/American Honda Motor Odyssey and Acura MDX Vehicles – inadvertent air bag deployment, injury, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 374,618
  • Indian Motorcycle Company Roadmaster, Vintage, Bomber, Classic and Dark Horse, Blackhawk Dark and Blackhawk Motorcycles – rim crack, flat tire, loss of control and vehicle crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 861
  • Jackson Mfg. Co. Travel Trailers – lock malfunction, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 250
  • Kawasaki Motors Corp. Concours 14 Police Motorcycles – fuel leakage, braking impairment, electrical malfunction, stall, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 337
  • Kingston Trailers Horse Trailers built with Dressing Rooms – lock malfunction, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 478
  • Manning Equipment, Ford F-350, F-450 and F-550 vehicles – excessive heat, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 37
  • Navistar IC Bus CE, IC Bus RE School Buses – school bus restraining barrier malfunction, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 70
  • Open Range R.V. Company Travel Trailers – lock malfunction, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 9,600
  • Peterson Industries Excel Travel Trailers – power awning motor assembly malfunction, crash, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 28
  • Polaris Industries, Inc. Lock & Ride Accessory Passenger Backrests – backrest operation failure crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 13,728
  • ShowHauler Trucks Motorhome, Garage Unit and Toterhome Vehicles – door lock malfunction, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 34
  • Spartan Motors MM, K2, and K3 Motor Home Chassis – ABS modulator valve fracture, crash hazard; potential number of units affected: 113
  • Starcraft RV, Comet Camping Trailers – spare tire bracket detachment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 22
  • Sunset Park & RV, EZ Traveler (21LE) Travel Trailers – power awning motor assembly malfunction, crash, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 1
  • Sure Power, Inc. Battery Equalizers and Converters – fire hazard; potential number of units affected: 10,989
  • Suzuki Motor of America Grand Vitara and SX4 Vehicles – air bag deployment malfunction; potential number of units affected: 193,936
  • Team Spirit Trailers of Elkhart – lock malfunction, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 534
  • Tegol AX-3 Series, AX-4 series and TG-5 Series Outlaw Motorcycle Helmets – failure to conform to the impact attenuation, penetration, labeling and retention requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 218, “Motorcycle Helmets”, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 23,210
  • Terex South Dakota Aerial Devices mounted on Utility Trucks – platform failure, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 6,797
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, Highlander Hybrid Vehicles – Intelligent Power Module (IPM) malfunction, engine stall, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 133,081
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, Lexus IS350 Vehicles – Variable-Valve Timing (VVT) system malfunction, engine failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 101,584
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, RAV4 and Lexus HS250h Vehicles – rear suspension arm (rear tire rod), rust, thread damage, operational failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 780,584
  • Trans/Air Manufacturing Corp Compressor Mount Kits, alternator harness pinching, engine stall, crash, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 3,427
  • Volvo Cars of N.A., S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 Vehicles, malfunctioning head lamps and/or turn signals, crash hazards. potential number of units affected: 7,767
  • Winnebago Industries Aspect and Itasca Cambria (models 730C and 730J) Motorhomes – child seat tether incorrect placement, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 164
  • Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA XC50A (Vino Classic) Motorcycles – brake shoe lining separation, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 320

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