Product Recalls

WESTINGHOUSE GENERATORS RECALLED

 

By Miriam Raftery

December 8, 2017 (Washington D.C.) – The Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced that Westinghouse Portable Generators have been recalled by MWE Investments because they can overheat, posing a fire hazard: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Westinghouse-Portable-Generators-Recalled-by-MWE-Investments-Due-to-Fire-Hazard.

CHICKEN AND TURKEY SALADS RECALLED BY TRADER JOE’S

 

East County News Service

November 20, 2017 (San Diego) – Packaged salads with chicken and turkey in them have been recalled by Trader Joe’s because they may contain pieces of glass or hard plastic.

The salads have a use-by dates 11/10 through 11/21 and the USDA inspected code P-40299.

HOVERBOARDS RECALLED DUE TO FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 15, 2017 (Washington D.C.) – If your child’s holiday wish list includes a hoverboard, you may want to tell Santa to think twice before delivering one.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued seven more hoverboard recalls Tuesday due to fire and explosion hazards.  The Commission has previously recalled many other hoverboard models.

MASSIVE PACKAGED VEGETABLE RECALL INCLUDES MULTIPLE BRANDS OF PRODUCTS, SOME SOLD AT WAL-MART AND TRADER JOE’S

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 25, 2017 (San Diego) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a massive recall of processed vegetable products due to possible Listeria contamination.  The products were packaged by Mann Packing of Salinas, California and sold through multiple brands at major retailers in the U.S. and Canada including Trader Joe’s and Walmart.

CA ATTORNEY GENERAL BECERRA ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH GENERAL MOTORS OVER DEFECTIVE IGNITION SWITCH

 

East County News Service

October 20, 2017 (Sacramento) – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced a $120 million multi-state settlement with General Motors Company (GM) over allegations that the company concealed safety issues related to defective ignition switches in GM vehicles. California will be receiving over $7 million and GM must cease making misrepresentations to consumers regarding unsafe vehicles.

AUNT JEMIMA PANCAKES, WAFFLES AND FRENCH TOAST RECALLED

 

East County News Service

Photo via Mike Mozart on Flickr

May 6, 2017 (San Diego's East County) - A New Jersey company is recalling Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes, waffles and French toast due to a listeria contamination.

Pinnacle Foods issued the recall Friday night.  It affects products distributed in the United States and Mexico, but does not include dry mixes and syrups.

RECALLS ON ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES AND CHILDREN’S SCOOTERS

 

East County News Service

December 29, 2016 (Washington D.C.) – The Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced recalls on Polaris Sportsman 570 all-terrain vehicles due to fire hazard.  In addition Joyride children’s three-wheeled scooters have been recalled because of wheels that can detach, causing injury.  Below are full details. 

CUISINART RECALLS 8 MILLION FOOD PROCESSOR BLADES SOLD FROM 1996-2015 AFTER 30 INJURIES

Mouth lacerations, cracked teeth reportedly caused by broken blades in food

Photos courtesy U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

East County News Service

December 15, 2016 (Washington D.C.) – Here’s some bad news for holiday chefs:  the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces a voluntary recall on blades of approximately 8 million Cuisinart food processors sold nationwide from July 1996 through December 2015 and manufactured in China.

SABRA RECALLS DOZENS OF HUMMUS PRODUCTS DUE TO LISTERIA CONTAMINATION

 

East County News Service

November 20, 2016 (San Diego) – The Sabra company has announced a voluntary recall of its hummus dip products after finding Listeria Monocytognes at the manufacturing facility, but not in tested finished product.

Consumers with any product with a "Best Before" date up through January 23, 2017 are urged to discard it. You can find code and "Best Before" date on the lid of each package. The recall includes all hummus products by Sabra except not organic hummus. The recall does not include other Sabra products such as guacamole, salsa, or Greek yogurt dip.

AIR BAG RECALLS

 

East County News Service

November 14, 2016 (San Diego) -- The Sheriff's Department is partnering with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other agencies in spreading the word about a nationwide recall to replace at-risk airbags in certain vehicles.

The recall involves vehicles, particularly Hondas and Acuras, that are equipped with Takata airbag inflators. Recall repairs are free of charge to all vehicle owners.

BEWARE OF EXPLODING SAMSUNG WASHING MACHINES

 

Photo: exploded washer, via SaferProducts.gov.

By Miriam Raftery

East County News Service

October 2, 2016 (Washington D.C.) –The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning about Samsung top-loading washing machines made between March 2011 and April 2016.  Some have exploded and others jolted violently, smashing holes into walls and hurling out chunks of metal and plastic, ABC news reports.

SAMSUNG RECALLS 2.5 MILLION PHONES DUE TO FIRES

 

East County News Service

September 12, 2016 (San Diego) — If you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone, Samsung has a message for you:  stop using your phone and immediately bring it into the store where you bought it for a free replacement. The company has recalled 2.5 million of its new Note 7 phones due to dozens of fires caused by defective batteries.

AL SHABRAWY AND BAROODY BRAND MEATS SOLD IN CALIFORNIA RECALLED DUE TO ALLERGENS NOT LISTED ON LABELS





East County News Service

August 6, 2016 (Washington D.C.) - Al Shabrawy Meat Inc. is recalling meat and poultry products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Some of the products contain pistachio nut and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. The products include salami, bologna, mortadella, sausage, soujouk and makanek meats.

THESE HONDA AND ACURA VEHICLES ARE UNSAFE AND SHOULD NOT BE DRIVEN DUE TO HIGH RISK OF INJURY FROM AIRBAG RUPTURES

 

Photos: Examples of 2001-2002 model Honda Civic (left) and Honda Accord.

East County News Service

June 30, 2016 (Washington D.C.) -- New test data on a particular subset of defective Takata air bag inflators in certain model-year 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles show a far higher risk of ruptures during air bag deployment, prompting an urgent call from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to ensure that unrepaired vehicles in this population are found and fixed before they cause further injuries or fatalities.

THREE FLOUR BRANDS RECALLED BY GENERAL MILLS

 

Gold Medal, Gold Medal Wondra and Signature Kitchens all recall flour products due to possible E. Coli contamination

East County News Service

May 31, 2016 (Minneapolis) - General Mills and health officials are investigating a possible E. Coli O121 outbreak in three General Mills flour brands.

RECALLS ISSUED ON BICYCLES,CLIMBING EQUIPMENT, AND DIGITAL CLAMP METERS

 

East County News Service

May 21, 2016 (Washington D.C.) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (www.cpsc.gov) has announced recalls of several climbing devices made by Black Diamond and sold under the brand names Ferrata and Camming due to fall hazards.  Recalls were also announced of bicycles manufactured by Rocky Mountain and by Scott due to brake problems, fall and crash risks. In addition, Klein Tools digital clamp meters were recalled due to shock and burn hazards. For details, click these links:

SUBARU RECALL: STEERING DEFECT SO DANGEROUS YOU SHOULD STOP DRIVING NOW

 

East County News Service

May 14, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) - Subaru is recalling over 48,500 new Legacy and Outback vehicles due to a steering column defect so dangerous, the company doesn’t want you to drive at all—not even to a mechanic.  Subaru dealers will have cars towed, inspected and repaired at no cost, according to a customer service message on Subaru’s website.

ALERT: FROZEN VEGETABLE RECALL IN CA

 

By Liz Alper

April 24, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) - Several brands of frozen peas, corn and mixed vegetables have been recalled from stores throughout California due to possible contamination with Listeria, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections particularly in young children and the elderly.  The bacteria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, according to the FDA.

FEDS ANNOUNCE RECALL OF COMPUTER BATTERIES, CLIMBING AND SPORTS EQUIPMENT

 

East County News Service

March 30, 2016 (Washington D.C.) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced recalls of three products including Toshiba laptop computer battery packs due to fire danger, Black Diamond carabiners used by rock climbers and nylon runners due to fall hazards.  Below are links for details.

2 MAJOR TUNA BRANDS ANNOUNCE RECALLS OF POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CANS

 

East County News Service

March 19, 2016 (San Diego) – Chicken of the Sea and Bumblebee Tuna both announced recalls this week of tuna that could cause potentially life-threatening illness.  Both recalls are due to problems with sterilization equipment that could cause spoilage and life-threatening illnesses, though no illnesses have been reported.

KRAFT HEINZ FOODS RECALLS TURKEY BACON PRODUCTS DUE TO POSSIBLE ADULTERATION

 

August 25, 2015 (Washington D.C.) – Kraft Heinz Foods Company, a Newberry, S.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,068,467 pounds of turkey bacon products that may be adulterated because it may spoil before the “Best When Used By” date, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The company has received reports of illness related to the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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