Adult Portable Bed Handle Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Washington: Adult Portable Bed Handle Recall [US]Bed Handles recalls some Adult Portable Bed Handles due to entrapment, strangulation, death hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/xWP3L

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Adult-Portable-Bed-Handles-Recalled-by-Bed-Handles-Inc/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the recall involves some Adult Portable Bed Handles sold by Bed Handles Inc. from 1994 through 2007 that do not have safety retention straps to secure the Bed Handle to the bed frame to keep the Bed Handle from shifting out of place and creating a dangerous gap. Continue reading

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Fruitland American Fresh Beef Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Washington: Fruitland American Meat recalls approximately 4,012 pounds of Fresh Beef Products because the dorsal root ganglia may not have been completely removed, a situation that is not compliant with USDA agency regulations that require the removal of this organ in cattle 30 months of age and older due to a serious health hazard. USDA: http://ht.ly/xWhTp

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2014/recall-034-2014-release

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Fresh Beef Products are subject to this recall:

  • 40-pound cases containing two, roughly 20-pound Cryovac-packaged packages of bone-in “Rain Crow Ranch Ribeye” bearing the establishment number “EST. 2316” inside the USDA mark of inspection with the following production dates: 9/5/13, 9/10/13, 9/11/13, 9/26/13, 10/2/13, 10/3/2013, 11/8/13, 11/22/13, 12/17/13, 12/26/13, 12/27/13,1/16/14, 1/17/14, 1/23/14, 1/31/14, 2/13/14, 2/14/14, 2/21/14, 2/28/14, 3/8/14, 3/20/14, 4/4/14 or 4/25/14 printed on the box.
  • Quartered Beef Carcasses stamped with the USDA mark of inspection and establishment number “EST. 2316.”

According to the USDA, the problem was discovered by its Food Safety and Inspection Service (“FSIS”) during a review of company slaughter logs. The problem may have occurred as a result of the way some company employees were recording information and determining the age of various cattle. Dorsal root ganglia, branches of the nervous system located in the vertebral column are considered specified risk materials (“SRMs”) and must be removed from cattle 30 months of age and older in accordance with FSIS regulations.

SRMs are tissues that may contain the infective agent in cattle infected with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), as well as materials that are closely associated with these potentially infective tissues. Therefore, FSIS prohibits SRMs from use as human food to minimize potential human exposure to the BSE agent.

The products were produced and packaged on various dates between September 2013 and April 2014. The Bone-in Ribeye Roasts were the source material of concern.

Fruitland American Meat advises that the Bone-In Ribeye Roasts were distributed to a restaurant in New York, NY, and a Whole Foods distribution center in Connecticut which services its stores in New England. The quartered carcasses were distributed to an FSIS-inspected establishment in Missouri for further processing and distribution, and to a restaurant in Kansas City, Mo. All products would have been processed into smaller cuts with no identifying consumer packaging.

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USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-034-2014
Recalls Direct RIN: 3646-2014
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Green’s Market Bakery Goods Recall [Canada]

Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: Green’s Market Bakery recalls some Bakery Products due to undeclared mustard, soy, sulphites and wheat ingredients, all allergens and/or sources of dietary intolerance. CFIA: http://ht.ly/xW6bD

Direct link: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2014/39885r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Green’s Market Bakery baked goods are subject to this recall: Continue reading

Kopiko XAstig 3-in-One Instant Coffee Recall [Canada]

Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: Shiny Star Canada recalls some Kopiko XAstig brand 3-in-One Instant Coffee due to undeclared milk, a known allergen and/or source of dietary intolerance. CFIA: http://ht.ly/xVMzx

Direct link: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2014/39705r-eng.php

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

Speedo Sea Squad Swim Vest Recall [UK]

UK FSA RecallUK/Basildon: Sainsbury’s recalls some Speedo Sea Squad Children’s Swim Vests due to unspecified safety hazards. TSI: http://ht.ly/xUlc3

Direct link: http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/advice/advice-recall-item.cfm?id=309487

Additional information:
The UK Trading Standards Institute (“TSI”) reports the following Children’s Swim Vests are subject to this recall: Continue reading

OX Fibreglass Platform Ladder Recall [Australia]

Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: OX Fibreglass Platform Ladder Recall [Australia]OX Group International Pty recalls some OX Fibreglass Platform Ladder due to fall hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/xUjHN

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1059632

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Platform Ladders are subject to this recall: Continue reading

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