December 4, 2016

Kraft Expands Recall of American Cheese for Choking Hazard

The Kraft Heinz Company is expanding the voluntary recall of individually-wrapped American cheese slices because a thin strip of the film may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper is removed. This could potentially cause a choking hazard. There have been twelve consumer complaints about this product, including five reports of consumers choking in connection with the packaging issue. You can see the long list of recalled products at the FDA web site. The recalled items include Kraft Singles American, Deli Deluxe Kraft American Single, and Kraft Singles White American in various sizes and best by dates. The UPC numbers and unit code dates are also available at that web site. No other sizes, varieties, or code dates of Kraft cheese products are included in this recall. No products … [Read more...]

McDonald’s Recalls Hello Kitty Whistles for Choking Hazard

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), McDonald's is recalling Hello Kitty Birthday Lollipop whistles because parts of the product can detach, posing choking and aspiration hazards to young children. About 2.3 million of these products were distributed in the United States, and 200,000 were distributed in Canada. Two children coughed out pieces of the whistle they sucked into their mouths. One child needed medical attention. The recalled whistles are red and were included in a plastic Hello Kitty figurine holding a pink heart-shaped lollipop. The whistle is removable and can make sounds by a child inhaling or exhaling through the mouthpiece. The figurine measures 3 inches high and 1-3/4 inches in depth. The whistle measures 1-3/4 inches in height and width and … [Read more...]

Plum Organics Recalls Little Cremes for Choking Hazard

Plum Organics is recalling its Little Cremes organic rice milk snacks line after it was found the product may have the potential to be a choking hazard. The small, bite-size snack pieces are supposed to soften in a child's mouth in less than 20 seconds so they are easy to swallow. But some pieces took significantly longer than 20 seconds to soften, making them a potential choking hazard. There have been reports of injuries and complaints from consumers. The recall affects all Little Cremes varieties, including Super Purples (acai, blackberry & purple carrot), Super Reds (pomegranate, beet & berry), and Super Greens (kale, apple & sweet potato). Baby Little Cremes Sweet Potato Kale Apple in 8 count containers has a unit UPC number of 846675000330, a case UPC number … [Read more...]

iDevices Food Thermometers Recalled for Ingestion Hazard

The Consumer Products Safety Commission is recalling iDevices cooking thermometer probes because the plastic insulator inside the stainless steel probe is not heat resistant. The plastic can melt and fall into the food, making it an ingestion hazard. The recall is for all Pro Ambient Temperature Probes and Pro Meat Probes manufactured from May 2014 through June 2014. The probes were sold separately as an accessory for the iGrill, iGrill2, iGrillmini grilling thermometers and the Kitchen Thermometer and Kitchen Thermometer mini cooking thermometers. The meat probe was sold as a component of the iGrill2 set. The probes are maid of a curved stainless steel rod attached to a mini connector by a steel braided cable. The Pro Ambient Temperature probes are about 6" long with a metal grate … [Read more...]

Plum Organics Recalls Baby Food Pouches

Plum Organics is recalling a limited quantity of two varieties of its World Baby pouch products because of "intermittent damage" to the plastic spouts during manufacturing. That could cause small fragments to loosen, detach, and present a choking hazard. Plum Organics has received 14 consumer complaints about damaged spouts, but no injuries have been reported to date. The recalled products include World Baby Italy - Zucchini & Spinach with Pasta Marinara. The product has a "Best By" date of 09Sep14 (September 9, 2014). Also recalled is World Baby Thailand - Roasted Pumpkin & Coconut Rice with "Best By" date of 10Sep14 (September 10, 2014).  About 12,000 cases of the products were shipped nationwide to grocery, mass and online retailers in the U.S. No other Plum products are … [Read more...]

Reed and Barton Recall Baby Utensils for Choking Hazard

Reed and Barton is recalling about 4,000 baby forks and spoons because the pink coloring on the bunny's ears can come off. This poses choking and ingestion hazards. No injuries have been reported to date, although one consumer reported that the pink coloring came off the flatware. The flatware is from the Gingham Bunny Flatware Collection. It is sold as the infant feeding spoon, in a fork and spoon set, and in a three piece set which is comprised of the feeding spoon with a bib and bowl. The flatware is nickel-plated silver with a bunny on the end of the handle. The utensils were sold at Reed and Barton factory stores and gift shops throughout the United States and online from September 2012 through January 2013. If you purchased these items, do not use them. Call Reed and Barton at … [Read more...]

Grippo Foods Recalls Potato Chips for Small Metal Fragments

Grippo Foods of Ohio is recalling several varieties of their potato chips because they may contain small metal fragments, which can result in serious injury. Small lacerations in the throat or GI system, dental injury, and choking are all possible. No injuries have been reported to date. The recalled items include Plain Potato Chips with UPC number 0 76847 12124 6, Bar-B-Q Potato Chips with UPC number 0 76847 14123 7, Cheddar Cheese with a Touch of Jalapeno Potato Chips with UPC number 0 76847 14127 5, Hot Dill Pickle Potato Chips with UPC number 0 76847 14126 8, Sweet Bermuda Onion Potato Chips with UPC number 0 76847 14124 4, and Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips with UPC number 0 76847 14125 1. All bags and boxes of these varieties are recalled. You can see all the pictures of the … [Read more...]

Wegmans Recalls Pumpkin Roll for Possible Foreign Object

Wegmans is recalling all date codes of Wegmans Pumpkin Roll because the product may contain pieces of plastic. This may present a choking and injury hazard. The products can be returned to Wegmans stores for a full refund. The problem was discovered via customer complaints. The recalled products are the 21 ounce whole roll, with UPC number 77890-99686, the 10 ounce half roll with UPC number 77890-36693, and the 6 ounce two slices package with UPC number 77890-36684. It was sold in all 81 stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. For more information, contact Wegmans Consumer Affairs at 1-800-934-6267 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. … [Read more...]

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