October 22, 2016

McDonald’s Recalls Step-iT Activity Wristbands for Burn Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling children's activity wristbands because they can cause skin irritation or burns. McDonald's has received more than 70 reports of incidents of children being harmed, including seven reports of blisters, after they wore the wristbands. The bands were given away as a toy in meals. About 29 million units were given away in the U.S., and about 3.6 million units were given away in Canada. Consumers should immediately take these wristbands away from children and return them to any McDonald's store. You can get a free replacement toy and either a yogurt tube or bag of apple slices. The recalled item is a "Step-iT" activity wristband, which comes in two styles: "Activity Counter" and a motion activated "Light-up Band." The Activity Counter … [Read more...]

Whirlpool Recalls Microwaves for Fire Hazard

The Whirlpool company is recalling microwave hood combinations for a possible fire hazard. Internal arcing during use can ignite a plastic internal component, causing a fire hazard. Arcing is a spark inside the microwave, usually caused by metal. About 15,200 units are being recalled nationwide. The microwave hood combinations were sold in stainless steel, black, and white. The model numbers and serial numbers are located on the inside of the unit, above the oven cavity on the left hand side. These are the model and serial numbers included in the recall. The serial numbers are all TR33500000 to TR34899999. The model numbers are WMH53520CS, WMH53520CW, WMH53520CB, WMH53520CE, WMH53520CH, WMH73521CS, WMH73521CW, WMH73521CB, WMH73521CE, and WMH73521CH. Whirlpool has received five … [Read more...]

Whiskey Glass and Stone Sets Recalled for Laceration Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling Dennis East International Whiskey Glass and Stone Sets for a laceration hazard. The whiskey glass can spontaneously break during use, posing an injury risk. The product was manufactured in China. About 1,200 sets are recalled in the U.S.; about 8 units were sold in Canada. The sets include a 16 ounce clear glass, four grey chilling stones and a black cloth bag. The SKU number is SKU 30335. There have been two reports of the whiskey glass breaking; no injuries have been reported. The sets were sold at Providence Creations, Javic Wholesale, Woot stores and online from Woot stores from May 2015 through July 2016 for about $20. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled glasses and contact the firm for a full refund. … [Read more...]

Food Recall Roundup for Week Ending August 14, 2016

The Food Recall Roundup for the week ending August 14, 2016 is shorter than usual. One recall of notice is another secondary recall of baking mixes that may contain E. coli, associated with the General Mills flour recalls this summer. Oriental Packing Company recalled about 377,000 pounds of curry powder seasoning products on August 12 2016 for elevated lead levels. On August 11, 2016, Rabbit Creek Products recalled some flavors of bread, muffin, and brownies mixes for possible E. coli O121 contamination. The recall was initiated after they were notified that they received recalled General Mills flour. No illnesses have been reported. On August 11, 2016, Ton Shen Health recalled their dietary supplement DHZC-2 Tablets for elevated lead levels. One illness was reported in … [Read more...]

Three Types of Liquid Plumr Recalled for Failure of Child-Resistant Packaging

The Consumer Product Safety Commission states that three types of Liquid Plumr® clog removers are being recalled by the Clorox Company because they do not meet the child-resistant closure requirement. Children can remove the top, posing a risk of chemical burns and irritation to the skin and eyes. The products contain sodium hydroxide, which is required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act to be sealed with child-resistant packaging. The recalled products are Liquid Plumr® Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter®, Liquid Plumr® Industrial Strength Urgent Clear®, and Liquid Plumr® Pro-Strength Urgent Clear® clog removers. About 5.4 million products are being recalled. The products are in 17 ounce bottles that are about 9" tall. The Liquid Plumr® Recall Pro-Strength Foaming product has a … [Read more...]

Starbucks Recalls Stainless Straws for Laceration Injuries

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning consumers that Starbucks is recalling stainless steel beverage straws because they pose a laceration hazard. There have been three reports of mouth lacerations to young children while using the straws. The recall is for reusable stainless steel Cold-to-Go food grade drinking straws in two sizes. The straws were packaged and sold in sets of three and were also sold as a component of two sizes of stainless steel beverage cups: Grande 16-ounce cups and Venti 24-ounce cups. The straws have a ridge at the bottom that keeps it attached to the cup lid. The Grande straws about about 9.5" long, and the Venti straws are 10.4" long. They were manufactured in China. Consumers should not allow children to handle or use these straws. They were sold … [Read more...]

Frigidaire and Kenmore Wall Ovens Recalled for Possible Fire Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling Frigidaire and Kenmore wall ovens by Electrolux because they pose a fire hazard. The thermal switch on the ovens can malfunction because of improper manufacturing, causing a fire. No accidents or injuries have been reported to date. About 1,000 units are recalled. They are Frigidaire and Kenmore brand electric single and double wall ovens sold in black, white, or stainless steel. The single ovens are 24" wide, 32" tall and 25" deep. The double ovens are 24" wide, 51" tall and 25" deep. The product is 24" Electric Manual and Self Cleaning Wall Ovens. The Frigidaire model numbers are FFEW2415QWA with serial number AF61206467, and FFEW2425QSA with serial number AF61205416. The Kenmore model numbers are 790.40253410 with serial … [Read more...]

Oven Mitts Recalled for Burn Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling Marvel Thanos Infinity Gauntlet Oven Mitts because they do not have thermal protection, making them a burn hazard. The firm has received 241 reports of burn injuries when using the mitts, including reports of the glove melting and burning consumers' skin. About 360,000 of the gloves were sold in the United States. About 15,000 were sold in Canada, and about 380 were sold in Mexico. Consumers should immediately stop using the oven mitts, destroy them, and contact Loot Crate to receive a replacement product. The Marvel Thanos Infinity Gauntlet Oven Mitts were sold exclusively at Loot Crate's website, as an item included in their May 2016 subscription "Power"-theme box. That subscription was available from April through May 2016 for … [Read more...]

Food Recall Roundup for July 24, 2016

The Food Recall Roundup for July 24, 2016 includes lots of recalls for allergies, some for foreign material, and others for Listeria monocytogenes. It also includes a product recall for too much lead, a heavy metal toxin. Recalls Weis recalled 30 bakery products on July 22, 2016 because they may have small metal fragments in the sugar topping used on the products. House of Smoke recalled Wild Boar Brotwurst products on July 22, 2016 because they exceeded the regulatory levels of nitrites. Kitchen Cravings recalled Strawberry and Mixed Berry Parfaits sold at Kwik Trip stores for peanuts, one of the major food allergens, on July 22, 2016. The peanuts were found in a granola mix used in the product. Kapowsin Meats recalled 11,658 pounds of whole roaster hog pork products … [Read more...]

L.L. Bean Children’s Water Bottles Recalled for Lead

The Consumer Product Safety Commission posted a notice that L.L. Bean Children's Water Bottles violate the lead standard and are being recalled. Lead is a toxin that can cause brain damage and reduce IQ. The lead solder at the exterior base of the bottle contains high levels of lead. About 6,700 units of this product are being recalled. The bottles are 13.5 ounce capacity with these color prints: Dino Bones, Flower Power, Orange Grid camo, Purple Tie Dye Butterfly and Robo Shark. The item identification number 297684 is printed on a sticker on the bottom of the bottle. Also printed on the sticker are “PO#844” and “BB2D2-LLB-R45-0413.” They were sold exclusively at L.L. Bean retail stores, online, and in L.L. Bean catalogues from July 2015 through May 2016 for about $20. They were … [Read more...]

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