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Product Recalls: February 15 – February 22

The safety of a product, after it has been on the market, is the utmost important part of an evaluation that products most pass through due to continued testing by federal agencies. Without such passage, products such as foods, medicines, cosmetics, cars, etc. will be recalled to ensure that no person suffers from the defective product. When a product recall is issued, it’s imperative for consumers to know of the information because of the potential injuries that may accumulate after usage. As a response to product defects, federal agencies have set up a system to list the foods, consumer goods and motor vehicles that should be flagged for any issues deemed dangerous. The lawyers at Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA have picked out some of the products that the community should be aware of to make sure there are no injuries or potentially, lives lost.

Food, Medicine & Cosmetics:

  • Pharmakon Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling morphine sulfate5mg/mL preservative free in 0.9% sodium chloride, 1 mL syringe, CII, for intravenous use made and distributed by this company in Noblesville, Indiana, because the product is super-potent. Injecting a patient with super-potent morphine could result in serious consequences including respiratory depression, coma, and death. Healthcare professionals should immediately check their medical supplies, quarantine the recalled product from Pharmakon, and not administer them to patients. This recalled product was made on February 3, 2016, with an expiration date of March 19, 2016, and labeled with lot E52418EV11C and NDC 45183-0322-78. On February 16, 2016, the FDA was alerted of serious adverse events in three infants associated with the use of the recalled morphine sulfate products from Pharmakon. Patients who have received this drug product who have concerns should contact their healthcare professionals. It’s also worth noting that the FDA wrote a warning letter in response to the observed serious deficiencies in their practices for producing sterile drug products. If you have questions or concerns, you may reach this company at (301) 796-4676.
  • Health Matters America Inc., from Cheektowaga, NY, is recalling specific lots of Organic traditions Sprouted Flax Seed Powder and Organic traditions Sprouted chia & Flax Seed Powder because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare situations, infections with the organism can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. These two powders were distributed nationwide in flexible plastic bags. On the FDA website, there is a list of the products with their lot codes and expiration dates. As such, no illnesses have been reported to date; however, if you have questions about the product, you may reach that company at (888) 343-3278.
  • Whole Foods Market is recalling their Pecorino Aged Cheese in Walnut Leaves because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria monocytogenes infections can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Consumers should seek immediate medical care if they develop these symptoms. The recalled cheese was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap with scale labels beginning with PLU code 294239 and “sell by” dates of 3/3/16 through 3/8/16 and PLU code 290107 and “sell by” dates of 2/29/16 through 3/8/16. Consumers who have purchased this product from Whole Foods Market should discord it and bring their receipt to the store for a full refund. If you have questions concerning this recall, you may call the local store or call (512) 477-5566, Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 CST.

Consumer Products:

  • ENVE recalls bicycle forks due to a fall hazard. The left leg of the bicycle can crack above the disc brake mount, posing a fall hazard, the recall involved ENVE Carbon Fiber Road Fork 2.0 Disc 1.25” taper models. The bicycle forks included this recall have serial numbers beginning with: VCT1406, VCT1410, VCT1411, VCT1501, VCT1502, VCT1503, VCT1505, VCT1506, VCT1507, VCT1508, VCT1509 and VCT1510. The serial number is located on the b lack steerer tube. ENVE has received five reports of the left leg of the fork cracking above the disc brake mount. While no injuries have been reported, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled forks and contact ENVE for a full refund or a substitute Road Fork 2.0 Disc 1.5” taper model and appropriate headset replacement. ENVE is contacting consumers who purchased the bicycle forks directly. If you have any questions, please call (877) 358-2869, Monday through Friday from 9 to 6.
  • Raynor is recalling their office chairs due to a fall hazard. Eurotech Lume office chairs have seats that may detach, posing a fall hazard to consumers. This recall involves Eurotech Lume office chairs. The black, mesh mid-back, adjustable chairs have a black base with five wheels. Item number MF2500 and the date of manufacture in YY/MM/DD format are printed on a label on the underside of the seat. Dates of manufacture included in the recall are between 14/10/08 and 15/10/16. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact Raynor to receive a full refund. While there have been no incidents or injuries reported, consumers may contact the company at (866) 800-1377, Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 EST.
  • Bring Your Adventure Sports (BYA) is recalling Skyline Zipline Kits. A crimp in the zipline can fail allowing the cable to pull free or become slack while in use, posing a fall hazard to the user. This recall involves BYA Sports Skyline backyard zipline kits sold in 60-, 75-, and 90-foot cable lengths. The kits were sold in camouflage packaging containing a main cable, trolley, short cable, turnbuckle and u-clamps. The following bar codes are found on the bottom left side of the packaging: 7456111220012 (60-ft.), 7456111220029 (75-ft.), and 7456111220036 (90ft.). The BYA logo and “Skyline (60, 75 or) 90 Zipline Kit” are printed on the front of the packaging. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the firm have received nine reports of cable failure, including six reports of injuries. In three of the reported incidents, consumers sustained bruising and other unknown injuries from a fall. In the remaining three reported incidents, consumers reported head injuries. Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled zipline kits and contact BYA Sports for a free replacement kit. You may reach this company at (303) 443-0163, Monday through Friday from 8 to 5.

Motor Vehicles:

  • Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 Volkswagen Passat sedans and wagons, 2010-2014 Golf and Jetta SportWagen, 2012-2014 Eos, 2009-2014 CC, 2005-2013 Audi A3, 2006-2009 Audi A4, 2009-2012 Audi Q5, and 2006-2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver’s frontal airbag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s frontal airbag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver and other occupants resulting in serious injury or death. Volkswagen will notify owners and dealers will replace the driver’s frontal airbag inflators, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. This recall is a part of the Takata airbag recall. Consumers may contact Volkswagen at (800) 893-5298 or Audi at (800) 253-2834.
  • Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Mazda CX-5 vehicles manufactured June 27, 2013, to February 2, 2016. The affected vehicles have a fuel filler pipe that may rupture in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 301, “Fuel System Integrity.” A rupture of the fuel filler pipe may result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire. Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will alter the attachment between the fuel filler pipe and the left rear side of the bracket of the fuel filler pipe, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 1, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at (800) 222-5500. The recall is expected to begin March 1, 2016.
  • Starcraft RV (Starcraft) is recalling certain model year 2016 AR-One toy hauler trailers, model 17XTH, manufactured from October 28, 2015, through January 19, 2016. The affected trailers may be equipped with labels that indicate incorrect tire size and tire inflation information. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety standard (FMVSS) number 119, “New Pneumatic Tires-Other than Passenger Cars.” If the tired are replaced with ones that are of an incorrect size and pressure, the handling of the trailer may be adversely affected or tired failure may occur. Either condition increases the risk of a crash. Starcraft will notify owners and will mail them corrected labels, free of charge. The recall is expected to being February 29, 2016. Owners may contact Starcraft customer service at (800) 945-4787.

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References:

[1] http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm486450.htm
[2] http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/2015/ucm448642.htm
[3] http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm487043.htm
[4] http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm486410.htm
[5] http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/Recall-Alerts/2016/ENVE-Recalls-Bicycle-Forks/
[6] http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Raynor-Recalls-Office-Chairs/
[7] http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/BYA-Sports-Recalls-Skyline-Backyard-Zipline-Kits/
[8] http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/jaxrs/download/doc/UCM498217/RCAK-16V078-9149.pdf
[9] http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/jaxrs/download/doc/UCM498402/RCAK-16V064-3148.pdf
[10] http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/jaxrs/download/doc/UCM498550/RCAK-16V086-3460.pdf