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Product Recalls: May 9 – May 16, 2016

Consumers have the right to know when a product is defective. There are many agencies that compile a list to improve public awareness and to also hold these companies liable for possible injuries. Often times, companies are unaware of these defects until it hits the mass market. Here at the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we consult and evaluate claims of product defects and liability because it is the responsibility of a company to address any issues associated with the product. If they do not, or if they are found to be grossly negligent, our experienced professionals can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Please read the list of recent recalls to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones.

Foods, Medicines, & Cosmetics:

  • Piggly Wiggly branded yellow corn is being recalled as part of the CRF Frozen Foods recall. McCall Farms Incorporated is notifying consumers that it is recalling the brand’s Yellow Cut Corn due to the potential risk that it may contain Listeria monocytogenes. McCall Farms was notified by its supplier, CRF Frozen Foods, of this potential contamination. As such, it’s important to note that no other McCall Farms products have been affected by this recall. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause mild to severe illness and sometimes be fatal to persons who consumer contaminated food. People at greatest risk are newborn infants, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, abdominal pain, stiffness and nausea, Listeria infections can cause miscarriages and still births among pregnant women. Piggly Wiggly has been notified of this issue and has removed all potentially affected products from its stores; the store encourages people who have purchased this product to not consume it and to also dispose of it properly. You may contact this company with any questions at (800) 277-2012.
  • Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling one batch of Whole Foods Market Korean BBQ Sauce because the product contains Peanut Coconut Sauce and therefore, it includes peanut and tree nut (coconut) allergen that were not declared on product packages. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts and/or tree nuts (coconut) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. While all the recalled product has been removed from the store shelves, the product was packaged in 12-ounces glass bottles with UPC code 9948244812 and a best-by date of Oct. 19, 2017 and was available nationally at Whole Foods Market stores. IT was discovered when one of the team members discovered the mislabeled product while receiving a shipment at the store. After it was confirmed, Whole Foods decided to report it at the national level. If you have any questions about Whole Foods products, you may call (512) 477-5566 ext. 20060.
  • SOS Telecom, Inc of Bayside, NY is voluntarily recalling all lots of the following products to the consumer level because these products were tested by the FDA and found to contain Sildenafil, and analogs of Sildenafil. Sildenafil is a PDE-5 inhibitor which is the active ingredient in an FDA-approved drug for erectile dysfunction (ED), making this tainted dietary supplement and unapproved drug. Sildenafil is not listed on the product labels. There are 4 products listed on the FDA’s website with descriptions to distinguish the unapproved drugs. This undeclared active ingredients in these products poses a threat to consumers because Sildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. Additionally, the product may cause side effects, such as headaches and flushing. These products were marketed as dietary supplements for male sexual enhancement. They were sold through numerous retailers, including convenience stores and gas stations. If you have any questions, you may call (718) 908-0206.

Consumer Products:

  • TwinGo is recalling their baby carriers due to a potential fall hazard. These baby carriers have a waist buckle that can break, posing a fall hazard to children in the carrier. The firm has received 13 reports of buckles breaking worldwide, including 10 in the United States, one in Canada and two in the UK. While no injuries have been reported, it’s important to stop using the affected infant carrier and contact TwinGo for a free repair kit. A free replacement buckle will be provided with instructions; as well as a repair video that is available at their website. The TwinGo Original Carrier is an infant carrier designed to carry one or two babies against the caregiver’s body at the waist. It is intended for babies that are from 10 to 45 pounds. Batch numbers that are included in this recall are: 230140024003, 01515026003, and 21615019001. You may call this company with further questions at (888) 288-9342.
  • Cybex International recalls their decline free weight benches due to an impact injury hazard. The frame on the bench can collapse forward onto the user, posing an impact injury hazard. This recall includes model numbers 16060, 16061, 16062 and 16063. On all of these models, the upholstered pad in configured at a 15 degree angle so that, when in use, the user’s back and shoulders are lower than the user’s thigh and knees. A decal bearing the unit’s model and serial number is affixed to the tube near where the user’s feet are placed when using the unit. The recalled benches have serial numbers C1208 through K0915, which also represent manufacture dates of December 2008 through September 2015. The firm has received 10 reports of frames breaking near the weld point with no injuries. Consumer should immediately stop using the benches and contact Cybex to arrange a return. You may call this company at (888) 462-9239.
  • BRP is recalling side-by-side off-road vehicles due to a possible loss of steering. These vehicles have a steering coupling that can strip on the rack and pinion assembly and result in a loss of steering control and crash. This recall involves model year 2013 Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicles equipped with Dynamic Power Steering (DPS). The model name and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is on a label under the glove box. To find a list of VINs for recalled vehicles, consumers can go to can-am.brp.com and click on “Owner Center” and then “Recall Information”. Consumers may also go to the CPSC website for a list of models. As such, the firm has received 29 incident reports, including two reports of minor injuries. Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact BRP Can-Am side-by-side dealer to schedule an appointment for a vehicle inspection and free repair. These repairs will begin on June 30, 2016. You may contact this company at (888) 272-9222.

Motor Vehicles:

  • Subaru of America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Legacy and Outback vehicles manufactured February 29, 2016, to May 6, 2016. The steering column on the affected vehicles may have been improperly machined, and as a result, turning the steering wheel may have no effect on the direction of the wheels. The loss of steering ability would increase the risk of a crash. Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lot numbers on the steering column, replacing the steering column, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began May 13, 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at (800) 782-2783.
  • Kaufman Trailers (Kaufman) is recalling model year 2015-2016 Flatbed Equipment and Wedge Car Hauler trailers manufactured April 1, 2015, to April 30, 2016. The lock nuts that secure the axle hanger to the springs may not have been properly crimped allowing the nut to loosen and detach during operation. If the nuts were to fall off, the bolts could loosen, and the axle may disconnect from the spring hangers, shifting or detaching from the trailer and increasing the risk of a crash. Kaufman will notify owners, and provide them with new Nylock replacement nuts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 2016. Owners may contact Kaufman customer service at (336) 790-6800.
  • General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Chevrolet Sonic and Trax vehicles and 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark vehicles equipped with a Bring your Own Media radio. The affected radios may fail to provide an audible warning chime when the driver, after turning off the ignition and leaving the key in the cylinder, waits 10 minutes or longer to open the door. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Moto Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) number 114 “Theft Protection.” Without audible indicators, the driver may leave the key in the ignition, increasing the risk of theft. GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. Customers may contact Chevrolet at (800) 222-1020.

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References:

[1] http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm500859.htm
[2] http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm500589.htm
[3] http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm500801.htm
[4] http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Twin-Go-Recalls-Baby-Carriers/
[5] http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/Recall-Alerts/2016/Cybex-International-Recalls-Decline-Free-Weight-Benches/
[6] http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/Recall-Alerts/2016/BRP-Recalls-Side-By-Side-Off-Road-Vehicles/
[7] http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/jaxrs/download/doc/UCM517625/RCAK-16V292-1840.pdf
[8] http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/jaxrs/download/doc/UCM515957/RCLRPT-16V271-1942.PDF
[9] http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/jaxrs/download/doc/UCM517757/RCAK-16V257-8966.pdf