Giant Eagle Slaw and Salads, Candy Corn Mix Recall [US]

US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Giant Eagle recalls some Slaw and Salad Products due to Listeria monocytogenes hazard. In addition, Giant Eagle also recalls some Candy Corn Mix due to undeclared egg, milk, peanut and soy, all known allergens. FDA: http://ht.ly/qE0SN

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm373296.htm

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

  • Diced Summer Slaw, Diced Summer Salad and several Grab and Go combo meals that may include Diced Summer Slaw. The Grab and Go combo meals include Barbeque Half Chicken combo, 2-Piece Dark Chicken combo, Parmesan Crusted Chicken combo and Chicken Breast and Wing combo.
  • Candy Corn Mix packaged for Giant Eagle by George J. Howe Company under the Candy Place brand. The recalled Candy Corn Mix was mistakenly packaged with a Trail Mix that contained egg, milk, peanut and soy allergens. The affected product is packaged in 13 ounce clear plastic containers with the UPC code 3003406974 and a sell-by date of April 8, 2014.

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

About Milk, Nut, Soy and Wheat Allergies:
For some people, egg (and egg-based products), milk (and milk products), nut (and nut products), as well as soy (and soy products) are sources of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions.

Foods made from egg, for example, may not necessarily sound as if they are derived from these 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.

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).

Groundnuts (such as peanuts) and tree nuts (such as almonds and walnuts) are a source of dangerous, urgent and potentially deadly, allergic reactions requiring immediate medical intervention. Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to peanuts or other nuts within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death.

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, nut, 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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Trader Joe’s Southwest Salad Recall [US]

US CPSC RecallUS/Silver Spring: World Class Distribution recalls some Trader Joe’s Southwest Salads due to undeclared soy hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/qDGQk

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm373192.htm

Additional information:Trader Joe's Southwest Salad
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Salads are subject to this recall:

  • Trader Joe’s Southwest Salads, SKU 56077 with a Use-by Date of “11/2/13”

According to the FDA, 1,861 salads are affected by this recall. They were distributed to Trader Joe’s stores located in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Texas.

About Soy Allergies:
For some people, 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 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.

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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Calphalon XL Blender Recall [US]

Canada HCSC RecallUS CPSC RecallUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: Calphalon recalls some Calphalon XL Blenders due to injury hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/qD4H4; HCSC: http://ht.ly/qD4UC

Direct US link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Calphalon-Recalls-Blenders/

Direct Canada link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/36527r-eng.php

Additional information:Calphalon XL Blender
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves some Calphalon XL 9-speed Blenders, model 1832449, also identified as model ME600BL. The model number is located on the underside of the Blender’s base. The Blender consists of a 5-inch tall, brushed-aluminum base with cord storage, the Calphalon logo in black letters at the front, and nine black/white speed selectors with labeling, plus the power button.

The Blender also has a clear 56-ounce glass pitcher with a handle and US and metric volume measurement markings; a black plastic lid with a removable clear plastic lid stopper/measuring cup; and a metal blade assembly with six-sided, stainless steel blades.

According to the CPSC, a piece of the Blender’s mixing blade unit can break off during use, posing an injury hazard. Calphalon has received four reports of a piece of the Blender’s mixing blade breaking off. No injuries have been reported.

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: 14-012
HCSC ID number: RA-36527
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2706
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Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine Recall [US]

US CPSC RecallUS/Washington: LaRose Industries recalls some Snoopy Sno-Cone Machines due to mouth injury hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/qCOYO

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Snoopy-Sno-Cone-Machines-Recalled-by-LaRose-Industries/

Additional information:Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves Cra-Z-Art Snoopy Sno-Cone Machines with one of three batch numbers BCH003005A28-0812, BCHTRU001A17-0812 or BCHTRU004A16-0712 printed on the back of the white plastic doghouse and on the side of the box.

The plastic Sno-Cone Machines are white in the shape of a dog house with a red roof and red shovel. Snoopy is on the dog house and Charlie Brown and Lucy images are on the front along with a snowman. A metal ice-shaving cylinder in the middle of the Sno-Cone Machine dispenses ice shavings out of the front. The words “SNOOPY” and “SNO-CONES” are on the front of the machine and “Cra-Z-Art” is on the back.

According to the CPSC, a brass rivet can fall out of the Sno-Cone Machine’s ice-shaving cylinder and into a sno-cone, posing a risk of injury to the mouth or the teeth. The firm has received 64 reports of brass rivets falling out of the Sno-Cone Machine’s ice-shaving cylinder. No injuries have been reported.

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CPSC recall number: 14-010
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2705
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Aston Martin Sports Car Recall [Australia]

Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: Aston Martin recalls some V8, DB9, Virage, Rapide, Rapide S, V12 Vantage Sports Cars due to throttle malfunction hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/qBYip

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1052948

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Sports Cars are subject to this recall:

  • Aston Martin V8, DB9, Virage, Rapide, Rapide S and V12 Vantage Sports Cars

According to the ACCC, it is possible that the throttle pedal lever of the recalled Sports Cars may fracture. If this occurs, the throttle will return to the idle position. The loss of throttle function may pose a hazard to the driver and other road users.

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ACCC PRA number: 2013/13799
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