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Product Recalls: January 25 – February 1, 2016

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 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:

  • Garden of Life LLC is voluntarily withdrawing a limited quantity of its Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal Chocolate, Original, Vanilla and Vanilla Chai because they have the potential to contain Salmonella Virchow. The company thought it was best to take this action because people infected with salmonella often experience symptoms such as fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In some rare circumstances, the infection can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections. Currently, the FDA is investigating illnesses. The FDA has also listed the lot codes that are affected by this recall on their website. If you have any questions for this company, their contact is (866) 465-0051, Monday through Friday between 9am- 5pm EST.
  • Lucy’s Weight Loss System of Arlington, TX, is voluntarily recalling all lots of Pink Bikini and Shorts on the Beach Capsules in all colors, 30 count (750MG per capsule) to the consumer level. Pink Bikini and Shorts on the Beach may contain an undeclared and active pharmaceutical ingredient. The FDA found that these products have the ingredient sibutramine which is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn in the US marker in October 2010 due to the fact that it is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. These products also have phenolphthalein, which is an ingredient previously used in over-the-counter laxatives, but because of concerns of carcinogenicity, it is not currently approved for marketing in the US due to the health risks associated with consumption. These risks include potentially serious gastrointestinal disturbances, irregular heartbeat, and cancer with long-term use. Finally, Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which can lead to similar symptoms that are associated with phenolphthalein. While the company has not received any complaints to date, the active ingredients have the possibility of debilitating symptoms. Therefore, if you have questions regarding this product, you can reach this company at (682) 308-0199, Monday through Friday from 10am to 5:30pm CST.
  • Figi’s Companies, INC of Marshfield, WI is recalling 8 ounce packages of “Classic Marzipan” because the ingredient are not properly labeled and the product contains undeclared almonds. People who have allergies to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled “Classic Marzipan” was distributed nationwide through mail orders and at one retail outlet. The affected code date with be in a small yellow box in the lower left hand corner of the “classic Marzipan” label. This code will read either “5 190”, “5 194”, “5 253” or “5 328.” There have been no illnesses reported to date in connection with this problem, however, people with nut allergies should be strongly cautioned. If you have any questions regarding this product, please call the company at (800) 437-3817, Monday through Saturday from 7am to 5:30pm CST.

Consumer Products:

  • Lunera is recalling LED lamps due to fire, burn and electric shock hazards. Helen GX23 LED lamps can overheat, which poses a fire, burn and electric shock hazard. The Lunera 13 watt Helen GX23 LED industrial lamps are dimmable and are white, measuring 6 inches long by 1.25 inches wide by 0.75 inches thick. The Lunera logo is printed on the front of the lamp at one end. Model numbers HN-H-UNV-GX23-13W-2700-G3, HN-H-UNV-GX23-13W-3000-G3, HN-H-UNV-GX23-13W-3500-G3 and HN-H-UNV-GX23-13W-4000-G3 appear on the back of the connector. The date code, ranging from 1501 to 1552, is stamped on the bottom of the connector. While Lunera has received 11 reports of the lamps overheating, there have been no injuries. If you have questions about this product, you may call the company at (800) 637-3089, Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm PST.
  • LocknCharge is recalling their charging stations due to the fact that a defective USB charging hub can cause an electrical shock to the consumer when the charging station is connected to the electrical supply. LocknCharge iQ10 charging stations that allow users to charge and store multiple tablet computers and are metal cubs about 16 inches tall x about 16 inches wide x about 12 ½ inches long with two doors on the front. The cube had white sides with black doors and wither a black or white top cover. The station comes with a blue and green basket with dividers that hold the devices to be charged. Recalled stations have batch codes that begin with 14L, 15B or 15C. The batch code is on the bottom of the charging hub under a silver data label. The company has received one report of a woman in Australia receiving an electrical shock from a charging station. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled charging stations and contact LocknCharge Technologies for a free replacement charging hub and instructions for replacing the charging hub. The number to reach this company is (888) 943-6803, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30pm CST.
  • Tristar products is recalling their AquaRug Shower Rugs due to a fall hazard. The four suction cups on the underside of the rugs can fail to prevent slipping, posing a fall hazard to the user. The rugs are intended to provide a slip-resistant surface in the shower or bathtub. The rugs were sold in beige and clear, and in two sizes: 29.5 inches by 17.25 inches for use in the bathtub, and 21.75 inches by 19.75 inches for use in a shower stall. The rugs have a plastic boarder and only four suction cups, one affixed to the underside of each corner of the rug. Tristar has received 60 reports of consumers falling in the shower or bathtub while on the recalled four suction cup rugs, including 30 reports of injuries such as bruises, cuts and fractured or broken bones. Therefore, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shower rugs and contact the company for instructions on how to dispose of the rugs and to obtain a free replacement rug. The company’s number is (888) 770-7125, Monday through Friday from 7am to 6pm CST.

Motor Vehicles:

  • BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2015 i8 vehicles manufactured May 29, 2015, to June 5, 2015. Improperly drilled holes within the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) hydraulic unit may restrict one or more pistons impairing the DSC functions, including braking. Impaired DSC functionality may negatively impact vehicle handling and braking, which results in an increase of a possible crash or accident. BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the DSC hydraulic unit, and replace if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 10, 2016. Owners may call BMW customer service (800) 525-7417.
  • Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew trucks manufactured January 22, 2015, to March 17, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with drive or front passenger seat belt anchorage assemblies whose pretensioner cable was not properly crimped. As a result, the seat belts may not properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 209, “Seat Belt Assemblies” and 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.” An occupant that is not be properly restrained is at an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash. Ford will notify owners and dealers will replace the driver and/or front passenger side seat belt retractor(s) and pretensioner(s), free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 8, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332.
  • Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2003-2008 Mazda6 vehicles manufactured May 29, 2002, to May 5, 2008, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 vehicles manufactured July 1, 2005, to June 29, 2007, and a limited production of model year 2004 RX-8 vehicles manufactured June 25, 2003, to June 30, 2003. The inflators in the front passenger air bags are susceptible to rupture in the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the front passenger air bag. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking he vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death. Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger’s frontal air bag with a new one, free of charge. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at (800) 222-5500.
    • This recall supersedes recalls 13V-130 and 14V-362 in their entirety. This recall partially supersedes recall 14V-773 in that model year 2003-2006 Mazda6 vehicles covered by that recall are now covered by this campaign. [7]


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[1] https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm484027.htm
[2] https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm483928.htm
[3] https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm483585.htm
[4] https://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/Recall-Alerts/2016/Lunera-Recalls-LED-Lamps/
[5] https://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Charging-Stations-Recalled-by-LocknCharge-Technologies/
[6] https://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Tristar-Products-Recalls-AquaRug-Shower-Rugs/
[7] https://cbs6albany.com/news/auto-matters/automotive-recalls-recap-biggest-recalls-come-from-fiat-chrysler-hyundai-mazda