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Product Recalls of the Week: March 9th — 13th

ALERT: Popular Food Brands Have Recalled Products This Week!

Usually, the bigger the company, the more steps they take towards avoiding having to recall a product. Since recalls can have a negative financial impact on a company, it’s not unusual for them to make multiple fail-safes to protect them in court against injured users of their products. However, this week, some big names in the business world are recalling food items, vehicles, and tools that could be in any of our refrigerators or garages. Be sure to check over these recalls carefully, and check back next week for more!

Foods, Medicines, and Cosmetics

  • Goya’sBlack Bean Soup” canned soups are being recalled because a notable amount of ground cumin supplied by a third party was used in the production of the soup. This ground cumin ingredient was later recalled because it contains a peanut-based ingredient, but does not say so on the packaging. If a consumer with peanut allergies were to eat the soup, they’re likely to experience a serious allergic reaction. Call Goya as soon as possible at 1-800-275-4692.
  • Breyers’Salted Caramel Swirl” ice cream has been recalled because a certain lot of them may unintentionally contain almonds, which in turn could trigger a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction in unaware consumers with allergies to almonds. The ice cream tubs will have a best by date of “NOV2915GB” and a UPC of “7756738393”. Contact Breyers for a replacement coupon at 1-877-270-7402.
  • Whole Foods Market’sChocolate Cake for Two” pre-made, pre-prepared, and pre-packaged chocolate cake desert is being recalled because the fact that it contains eggs was never listed on the ingredient label. Having undeclared egg in the product once again increases the risk of an unaware consumer with allergies eating it and becoming sick. Bring your receipt into the store for a full refund.

Consumer Products

  • Kidde’s disposable fire extinguishers are being recalled because they’re equipped with faulty valves that may not discharge fully, therefore increasing the chances of the user being burned after their failure to extinguish a fire. Anyone could have purchased one of these between August 2013 and November 2014 from department, home, or hardware stores nationwide or online for prices ranging from $18 to $200. Be sure to check out the product’s recall page to see if your model fire extinguisher is listed, or give them a call at 1-855-283-7991.
  • Tommy Bahama’sHula Girl Shaker & Glass Sets” are being recalled because the glass shaker is susceptible to breaking or shattering during vigorous use. The company received 5 reports of this occurring, but luckily only 1 of those reports included an injury. These products could have been purchased at any Tommy Bahama retail stores or online between July 2014 and January 2015. For a refund, call the company at 1-888-452-2526.
  • Jackco’sZETA Pocket Jump Starter” is a conveniently portable battery pack that is being recalled because the battery is quickly proving to be defective. With 487 reports of general battery failure, and 2 reports of fires which caused property damages. These products will have a label which is silver in color bearing a model number of “ZT50420”. You can reach this company by dialing 1-888-452-2526. 

Motor Vehicles

  • General Motors’2006-2007 Chevrolet Malibu; Malibu Maxx” vehicles are being recalled due to a fault in the electric power steering (EPS) assist function which could cause the driver to crash, especially at lower speeds where steering would require greater effort. These vehicles will have been manufactured between April 1st, 2006 and June 30th, 2006. You can reach this company by dialing 1-800-222-1020.
  • Toyota’s 2011-2012 Avalon” vehicles are equipped with a sub-woofer speaker that may short and cause damage to a circuit, and are therefore being recalled. The affected circuit could in turn allow a constant flow of electricity through the speaker and increase the chance of an electrical fire in the trunk. These vehicles will have been manufactured between February 9th, 2010 and October 22nd, 2012. For a free repair, contact Toyota at 1-888-270-9371.
  • Nissan’s2008 Infiniti EX35; 2009 FX35, FX45; 2009 Nissan GT-R” vehicles are being recalled because the parts inside of the steering column may be improperly designed. Because of these incorrect parts, many owners of this vehicle are experiencing difficulty in accurately steering, which increases the risk of a crash. For assistance, contact Infiniti’s customer service line at 1-800-662-6200, or the GT-R hotline at 1-866-668-1487.


Product recalls are placed out there to protect a consumer and warn them of a non-obvious danger. However, they’re also made to protect the company’s finances and prevent them from being held completely liable. When a company warns you of a product’s dangerous likelihood and you continue to use it, you may be barred from financial compensation. However, many times, a jury finds that a company did not take all the steps necessary to reasonably warn all consumers of the risks of a knowingly defective product.

To best determine if you’re eligible to receive financial compensation for injuries caused by a defective product, vehicle, food item, or other good sold you to by a company; contact the experience product liability attorneys at Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA for a free consultation and case evaluation.

For more information on the matter, or for legal assistance, call us today at 727-451-6900.

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