July 23, 2018

Instant Pot Tells Owners of Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker to Stop Using It After Reports of Overheating

According to Consumer Reports, Instant Pot is telling owners of its product Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker to stop using it after reports that some of those products have overheated. The manufacturer posted a notice on its Facebook page. The company said it had received a "small number of reports" about overheating, which caused "localized melting damage to the underside of the product." The issue is with five batch codes: 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734, and 1746. The batch code is on the silver label on the bottom of the Instant Pot. The company is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and stated that it will offer consumers the next steps, including receiving a replacement item in the next few weeks. William Wallace, senior policy analyst for Consumers Union, said in a … [Read more...]

Prescription Medical Food Limbrel Recalled for Serious Adverse Events

Primus ia voluntarily recalling all lots within a certain expiration date of Limbrel, a prescription medical food, because of rare but serious and reversible adverse events. There have been 30 adverse events reported to the government between January 7, 2007 and November 9, 2017. Elevated liver function tests or acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis have been associated with the use of Limbrel products. These conditions occurred in rare cases with varying degrees of severity in patients taking Limbrel for the first time within the first few weeks. Patients may not notice the adverse effects until they consult with their doctor or until they need to be hospitalized. No deaths have been reported, and all adverse effects resolved without any residual problems after the patient stopped taking … [Read more...]

Two Products Have Been Recalled for Mislabeling and Unapproved New Drug

Two products regulated by the FDA have been recalled; one for mislabeling, and the other because it contains an unapproved new drug. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported. The first recall is for Flawless Beauty products. In accordance with a Consent Decree of Permanent Injunction, the company is voluntarily recalling all lots of 19 different products that were sold individually or as part of multi-unit kits because they are unapproved new drugs. These products were sold over the internet to U.S. and foreign customers. All glutathione products were sold in multi-vial whitening kits. The FDA believes that these drugs present serious public health risks. You can see the long list of recalled products at the FDA web site. Flawless Beauty is notifying customers by sending … [Read more...]

Playtex Recalls Children’s Plates and Bowls for Choking Hazard

Playtex is recalling Children's PLaytex plates and bowls for a possible choking hazard. The clear plastic layer over the graphics on these products can peel or bubble from the surface of the plates and bowls. Playtex has received 372 reports of the clear plastic layer bubbling or peeling. There are 11 reports of the detached clear plastic found in children's mouths. And there have been four reports of choking on a piece of the clear plastic layer. The plates have printed designs on them, including cars, construction scenes, giraffes, princesses, superheroes, and more. The white polypropylene plates and bowls have a colored rim on top and a non-slip bottom. Playtex is written on the bottom of the plates and bowls. These products were sold separately and as sets. A Mealtime set … [Read more...]

Saber Grills Recalled for Fire and Burn Hazards

Saber Grills and LP regulators are being recalled for possible fire and burn hazards. The grill's LP regulator can allow gas to flow at a higher pressure than intended, which can result in a gas leak and flame burst from the burner knobs, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Saber Grills has received 35 reports of regulators malfunctioning, including three reports of singed arms and two reports of burned or singed hair. You can see the long list of recalled grills along with the m model number and description at the Consumer Products Safety Commission website. The grills were sold at specialty outdoor living stores nationwide, including Family Leisure, Fortunoff Backyard Store, and Watson’s, and through authorized websites and catalogs including Bed, Bath & Beyond and … [Read more...]

Dr. Brown’s Soaps Recalled for Bacterial Exposure

Dr. Brown's Natural Bottle and Dish Soap is being recalled for possible bacterial contamination. Exposure to these bacteria pose a risk of infections. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled products are Dr. Brown's Natural Bottle & Dish Soap sold separately and with Dr. Brown's bottle brush as a bottle cleaning kit. The soap bottles were sold in two sizes: a clear plastic 16-ounce bottle with a pump and a 4-ounce clear squeeze bottle. A label on the front of the bottles reads "Dr. Brown’s natural bottle & dish soap" and "100% plant-based ingredients." If you purchased this product, immediately stop using it. Bottles and dishes that were cleaned with the recalled soap should be boiled or sanitized in the dishwasher. About 23,000 … [Read more...]

Some Doctor Manzanilla Cough Products Recalled for Burkholderia

Mid Valley Pharmaceutical is recalling two lot numbers of Doctor Manzanilla Cough & Cold and Doctor Manzanilla Allergy & Decongestant Relief syrup because they may be contaminated with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia. there have been no reports of illness associated with this recall. These products are sold over the county for relief of cough, nasal congestion, sneezing, and bronchial irritation. the Allergy Relief product is sold as an antihistamine. They were sold in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to retailers and pharmacies. The recalled products are Doctor Manzanilla Allergy & Decongestant Relief in 4 fl ounce bottles (118 ml). The UPC number is 7 62558 00204 1, the lot number is 23221701, and the expiration date is 05/19. Also recalled is Doctor Manzanilla Cough … [Read more...]

Outdoor Gourmet Crawfish Kits Recalled for Fire Hazard

Academy Sports + Outdoors Gourmet 100 quart Crawfish kit with strainer is being recalled because the hose assembly can melt and/or burn, posing a fire hazard. There have been 14 reports of hoses melting or catching fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported. The kit was sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors stores and online at Academy.com from March 2014 through May 2017 for about $130. The kit includes a hose assembly that connects the burner component to an external LP fuel tank supplied by the consumer. Model number FSOGBG4201 is printed on the silver label located on the burner component. About 21,000 of these units were sold. Another 17 units were sold in Canada. If you bought this product, stop using it immediately. You can contact Academy Sports + Outdoors for a … [Read more...]

Fred’s Charcoal Grills Recalled for Fire Hazard

Fred's is recalling Living Traditions mini barrel charcoal grills because the paint on the exterior of the grill can ignite. There have been two reports of this happening. No injuries or property damage occurred. The black steel grills measure about 18 inches by 15 inches by 18.5 inches. They have a black handle on the lid and one on each side, and at the front a heat gauge and a silver latch. Model number SXB1501 and UPC code 00000 19877 are printed on the product’s packaging. Consumers should stop using this produce immediately. Return the grill to any Fred's Store for a full refund. Fred's Stores are in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina,  Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. About 2,000 grills were sold from … [Read more...]

TJX Recalling Glass Beer Mugs for Burn and Laceration Hazards

TJX is recalling glass beer mugs because they can break if heated or used with hot liquid. This poses a burn and laceration hazard. The clear glass mugs hold 16.9 ounces. The mugs have a label on the side that reads "Handmade in Poland." A second label on the bottom of the mug has the HomeGoods style number 069386.  The mugs were sold nationwide from May 2017 to June 2017 for about $4.00. About 500 units were sold in the United States, and about 1,500 were sold in Canada. No incidents or injuries have been reported in the U.S., but there were two injuries reported in Canada. One person's abdomen was burned. Consumers should immediately stop heating or using the recalled glass beer mugs with hot liquid. Return them to the nearest HomeGoods store for a full refund. … [Read more...]

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