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February 11, 2017
Wisconsin-based cheesemaker Sargento Foods Inc. is recalling a specialty cheese because of possible bacterial contamination. Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana, notified Sargento that it supplied the company with a Longhorn Colby cheese that may be contaminated with Listeria monocyctogenes. No illnesses have been reported.
February 7, 2017
The FDA announced a recall for Hunk of Beef dog food. The company says products could contain Pentobarbital which could cause side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, nausea and death in extreme cases.
Officials report five dogs got sick from the recalled products, one of those dogs passed away.
February 1, 2017
Several brands of smokeless tobacco are being recalled after users complained they found sharp metal objects in some cans.
January 25, 2017
Ikea is recalling a variety of its beach chair because it can collapse and pinch your fingers.
January 24, 2017
HP is expanding its recall of batteries for HP and Compaq notebook computers because of fire and burn hazards.
January 23, 2017
CNN — Sierra Nevada beer issues 36-state recall, including Alabama over chipped glass. The brewer named eight brands at risk for chipped glass: the flagship brand Pale Ale, Beer Camp Golden IPA, Sidecar Orange Pale Ale, Torpedo Extra IPA, Tropical Torpedo, Nooner, Hop Hunter and Otra Vez.
NEW: Over 652K vehicles involved in latest Takata air bag recall
DETROIT (AP) _ Thirteen automakers are recalling more than 652,000 vehicles in the U.S. in the latest round of dangerous Takata air bag inflator recalls.
Automakers with front passenger inflator recalls posted Thursday are Audi, Nissan, Jaguar-Land Rover, Subaru, Daimler Vans, Tesla, Mitsubishi, BMW, Ferrari, Mercedes, Mazda, McLaren and Karma.
Takata inflators can explode with too much force, blowing apart a metal canister and sending shrapnel into the passenger compartment. Sixteen people have died worldwide due to the problem.
The recall is among the latest round covering 5.7 million vehicles involving 19 automakers in the U.S. In total, it’s the largest auto recal in U.S. history, affecting 69 million inflators and 42 million vehicles.
Owners can go to the National Highway Traffic Administration website to see if their models are involved.
January 13, 2017
Golden Flake Potato Chips is recalling certain bags because of dairy allergens not listed on the package. This affects 5 ounce bags of the Hot Thin & Crispy Chips, with the codes “APR1417 364 5” or “APR1417 365 5” on the bag.
Toyota adds 543,000 vehicles to Takata air bag recalls
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. says it is recalling another 543,000 vehicles in the U.S. for defective front passenger air bag inflators made by Japan’s Takata Corp.
January 12, 2017
TOKYO (AP) — Honda Motor Co. is recalling 772,000 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S. for defective front passenger seat air bag inflators made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp.
January 12, 2017
4moms self-installing car seat has issued a voluntary recall.
4moms, in cooperation with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in its self-installing car seats manufactured between July 1, 2016 and October 31, 2016. This defect is estimated to affect 2% of the 1,622 car seats manufactured during this time.
January 12, 2017
DETROIT (AP) _ Ford is adding more than 816,000 vehicles in North America to the growing Takata air bag inflator recall.
The company says the latest callback covers the 2005-2009 and 2012 Mustang and the 2006-2009 and 2012 Ford Fusion, Lincoln Zephyr and Lincoln MKZ. Also included are the 2007-200 Ford Ranger and Edge, the 2007-2009 Lincoln MKX, the 2006-2009 Mercury Milan and the 2005 and 2006 Ford GT.
All have front passenger air bag inflators made by Takata that can explode with too much force and spew metal shrapnel. At least 16 people have died worldwide from the problem and more than 180 have been hurt.
The recall is among the latest round of Takata recalls covering 5.7 million vehicles involving 17 automakers in the U.S. About 100 million inflators have been recalled worldwide.
January 10, 2017
The Palmer Candy Company announced a voluntary recall due to concerns of Salmonella contamination. The candy manufacturer says the possible contamination issue surrounds a milk powder ingredient used in a compound chocolate coating supplied to the company.
January 4, 2017
The J.M. Smucker Company issued a voluntary recall of canned cat food. It includes Nine Lives, EverPet, and Special Kitty brands. The cat food may contain low levels of Thiamine, also known as Vitamin B1.
Toshiba is expanding a recall of laptop computer battery packs because of burn and fire hazards.
Disney is recalling its Mickey & Minnie Mouse hoodies because of a choking hazard. You can reach out to the company for a full refund.
January 2, 2017
Mikesell’s Potato Chip Company is recalling its 2.25oz Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips because of a potential Salmonella contamination. The Food and Drug Administration is recommending customers return the products to the place of purchase.
December 29, 2016
Glopo is recalling its children’s scooters because of a potential fall hazard. The front wheels can detach while it’s being ridden and could cause the rider to fall. Glopo is offering to repair the scooters.
Polaris is recalling its Sportsman 570 ATVs because of a potential fire hazard. Polaris is offering to repair any affected ATVs.
December 23, 2016
Herr’s Food announced a voluntary recall for two of its potato chip brands. Herr’s Smoked Chipotle Kettle Chips and Peddler’s Pantry Chipotle Kettle Chips have been recalled because of a possible Salmonella contamination in the milk ingredient used in the chipotle flavoring.
December 22, 2016
Ruiz Foods is recalling over 23 thousand pounds of beef and cheese tortilla products. They may be contaminated with brittle clear plastic. Affected items include cases containing 24 piece Ranchero Cooked Beef and Cheese Wrapped in Battered Flour Tortilla. They recommend throwing the products away or returning them to where they were purchased.
December 20, 2016
Aria Child is recalling a model of its strollers because of a pinching and unintended folding.
December 19, 2016
LG is recalling its portable air conditioner units because of a fire hazard. They can overheat, causing a risk of fire. LG is offering to repair affected units.
December 16, 2016
Remington is recalling a chainsaw because of a fire hazard.
December 12, 2016
Tree House Foods is recalling certain Mac & Cheese cups because of a possible Salmonella contamination. The brands included in that recall include Big Win Original Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, Cheese Club Express Mac Macaroni & Cheese Dinner and Great Value Macaroni & Cheese Original Cups.
Barnett Outdoors is recalling its’ crossbows. The sensor that can tell if the arrow is properly loaded can malfunction, which can cause the crossbow to fire unexpectedly.
December 8, 2016
Hyundai is recalling more than 41,000 minivans because the hood can fly open while they’re being driven.
Clif Bar & Company is initiating a voluntary recall of some of its energy bars because plastic pieces could be found inside.
December 5, 2016
The “National Steak and Poultry” is recalling nearly two million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products.
December 2, 2016
Ford is recalling more than 680,000 midsize sedans mainly in North America because the front seat belts may not hold people in a crash.
The recall covers certain 2013 to 2016 Ford Fusion, 2013 to 2015 Lincoln MKZ and 2015 and 2016 Ford Mondeo cars.
Ford says heat generated when the seat belt pre-tensioners deploy can cause cables to break. If that happens the belts may not hold people. Ford says it knows of two crashes and two injuries related to the problem, according to the Detroit News.
Pre-tensioners tighten seat belts when they sense that cars are stopping.
Dealers will inject insulation into the pre-tensioners to protect the cables from heat at no cost to owners. The recall is expected to begin on Jan. 16.
Most of the cars are in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
December 2, 2016
Lexibook bath baby seats are under recall because they do not meet federal stability requirements.
November 23, 2016
Toyota is recalling more than 700,000 Sienna minivans because the vehicle’s sliding doors could open while it’s moving. The automaker will notify owners of the problem in mid-January.
November 23, 2016
Six different brands of dry carpet cleaner are being recalled because they could contain bacteria.
November 22, 2016
Kia is recalling more than 70 thousand vehicles because of an electrical short in a computer that could cause engine fires.
The recall applies to Kia Sportage models from 2008 to 2009. The problem was discovered after a 2008 Sportage caught fire while parked in a driveway back in April.
You can get the problem fixed at a Kia dealership starting November 28.
November 21, 2016
Approximately 500 cases of Heinz HomeStyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy are voluntarily being recalled because some of the jars may be mislabeled as Heinz Pork Gravy and therefore not labeled as containing milk and soy.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or soy run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
There have been no consumer complaints or reports of illness related to this issue to date.
A list of the products recalled can be found on the FDA website.
Consumers who purchased this product should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-866-572-3808 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern.
November 9, 2016
Trane is recalling some furnaces due to a shock hazard. The company is offering customers a replacement junction box and free installation. Trane has posted more information on its website. You can also call 1-800-945-5884 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
Country Home Products is recalling its leaf and lawn vacuums because the muffler can over heat. That could pose a fire and burn hazard for anyone that uses it. Here’s some information what to do if you own this product.
November 4, 2016
Samsung — still reeling from its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphone — is recalling almost 3 million washing machines because they can explode.
Samsung Electronics and federal regulators announced the recall on Friday after reports that the lids of the machines can pop off violently while the laundry is spinning, posing an injury risk.
October 27, 2016
Children’s Riding Toy Recall – Peg Perego says the children’s 850 Polaris Sportsman ride-on toy was recalled for fire and burn hazards. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says part of the circuit board can fail, causing the motor to overheat and ignite.
October 26, 2016
Car seat strap Recall
A car seat strap system poses a choking hazard for kids. Fiddle Diddles LullaBelay car seat strap systems are under recall.
The largest auto recall of all time just got even bigger
Japanese automaker Toyota () said Wednesday it’s recalling another 5.8 million vehicles around the globe because of Takata’s exploding airbags. That brings the total number of vehicles Toyota has called back since the start of the Takata scandal to 23.1 million.
The U.S. is not included in this round, the automaker said, because it has already recalled the models there that were produced during the relevant periods of time. In all, Toyota has so far recalled more than 4.5 million vehicles in the U.S.
Subaru Air Pump Recall
DETROIT –Subaru is recalling more than 100,000 of its top-selling models in the U.S. because a turbocharger air pump can run continuously, overheat and could cause fires.
The recall covers certain 2007 to 2009 Legacy and Outback vehicles, some 2008 to 2014 Imprezas and certain 2009 to 2013 Foresters. All the cars and SUVs have turbocharged engines. Subaru says in government documents that a relay controlling a secondary air injection pump can fail, causing the pump to run continuously. If it overheats, it can melt and catch fire.
The company reported two fires in government documents but did not list any injuries.
Dealers will replace the relay at no cost to owners. Subaru doesn’t have a schedule yet for the recall to begin.
October 24, 2016
Makita Circular Saw – on some models, the lower blade guard can malfunction and expose the blade, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Target recalls some of its Halloween-themed LED lights because the gel clings can separate and expose the inner battery compartment, posing a choking hazard.
Cabela’s recalls commercial grade 80-liter and 160-liter food dehydrators because of a fire risk due to defective wiring. Here’s more information.
October 20, 2016
Hyundai recalls 63,000 mid-size cars, saying the sunroofs can fly into traffic. The recall includes certain 2015 and 2016 Sonatas, including gas, electric and hybrid versions. More information at hyundaiusa.com
October 19, 2016
Jeep Wrangler recall – Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 200,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs in the United States and Canada due to the possibility that the air bags may not inflate in a crash.
October 18, 2016
Rice/Slow Cooker recall – Sherwood Marketing recalling 3 Squares-branded Tim3 Machin3 and Mini Tim3 Machin3 rice and slow cookers purchased between December 2015 through July 2016.
October 14, 2016
Publix recalls ice cream due to possible listeria hazard – Publix and Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co. have joined the growing list of recalls linked to Aspen Hills Inc. cookie dough. Publix issued a recall this week of its chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream sold at stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and North and South Carolina.
Honda recalls more than 350,000 Civic two-door and four-door 1.5L turbo and 2.0L vehicles because their parking brakes may not work correctly.
October 12, 2016
Mars Petcare recalls a limited number of Cesar Classics Filet Mignon Flavor wet dog food products. This is due to a possible choking hazard.