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Product Recalls of the Week

October 5 – October 12

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. While companies produce products in the effort to support consumers in some fashion, sometimes these products are improperly made or not known to be dangerous until after the fact. 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.

Foods, Medicines & Cosmetics:

  • American Pure Whey is recalling its whey protein products because they contain ingredients that were not specified. There is an undeclared milk allergen and soy allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and soy products run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction. The products were manufactured under a variety of brand names that can be found on the FDA’s (website). These products are available in 2lb and 5lb containers or in factory sealed food grade mylar bags. The problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s production and packaging processes. There has been no illnesses reported to date, however, you may contact this company with any questions at 1(888) 399-0580 from 8 to 5 ET, Monday through Friday.
  • Whole Foods Market is recalling a certain cheese sold in all stories nationwide that came from its supplier because it had the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria is a virus that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons may suffer, but the symptoms will only include short-term and manageable. This infection can also affect pregnant women, causing miscarriages and stillbirths. This cheese was cut and packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with the Whole Foods Market scale labels. The Papillon Organic Roquefort cheese can be identified by the scale label that begins with PLU 029536. This product was recalled after a routine random sampling conducted by the FDA found Listeria in a whole and uncut wheel of cheese. There have been no illnesses or infections. You may reach this company at (512) 477-5566 between the hours of 9 and 5.
  • Tristar Food Wholesale Co. (Heng Cheony Loong Co.) is recalling Dried Golden Raisins because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who suffer from an allergic reaction to sulfites run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving had been reported to elicit severe reaction in some asthmatics. Anything more could lead to anaphylactic shock. It is distributed in encoded 10 oz plastic bags with UPC 6-930481-211418. The product was distributed from July 1, 2015 through October 5, 2015. This problem was found after NYSDAM sampling and analysis revealed the presence of undeclared sulfites. There have been no illnesses reported to date in connection with this problem. You may contact this company at (201) 938-2590 from 9 to 5 EST, Monday through Friday. 

Consumer Products:

  • Sportsmans Guide is recalling their Pop-up Hunting Blinds due to the potential risk of a fire. The pop-ups are not made with flame-resistant materials which forms a fire hazard. The blinds have a spring-loaded steel frame and a camouflage heavy-duty 150-denier nylon shell with a full-side zipper door, three large full-zip windows and four porthole-style windows with shoot-through mesh. The two blinds in recall are the Guide Gear Ground Pop-up Blinds which measure 60” x 60” x 66” fully assembled and weighs 14 lbs and the Magnum Spring-loaded Steel Hunting Ground Blinds which measure 84” x 72” x 78” fully assembled and weighs 20lbs. Consumers should immediately stop using the blinds and contact Sportsman Guide for a free replacement. These blinds were sold from January 2013 through July 2015 for $50 and $100. You may contact this company at (800) 888-5222 from 7 to 7 CT, from Monday to Friday.
  • Safety 1st is recalling their Décor Wood Highchairs due to a fall hazard. A child can remove the highchair’s tray and evidently fall to the ground. This recall includes several models within the Safety 1st line: HC144BZF (Casablanca), HC229CZF (Gentle Lace) and HC229CYG (Black Lace). They were sold at Babies R Us and Toys R Us retail stores from May 2013 through May 2015. These A-frame black wood highchairs have a removable fabric, black and white printed seat pad with a blue or pink border on the top and bottom of the seat pad. The chairs have a white plastic, detachable tray with a cone-shaped center divider that fits between the child’s legs. The company has received 68 reports of children removing the trays including 11 reports of injuries such as lacerations, chipped teeth and bruises. Consumers should immediately stop suing these recalled highchairs and contact the firm to receive instructions on receiving a new tray. You may contact this company at (877) 717-7823 from 8 to 5 ET, Monday through Friday.
  • Bed Handles Inc. is issuing another recall to further inform the public about the dangers in using their Bed Handles without the proper remedy of free retention safety straps to secure the bed handle to the bed frame. When attached to an adult’s bed without the use of safety straps, the handle can shift out of place, creating a dangerous gap between the bed handle and the side of the mattress. This poses a serious risk of entrapment, strangulation and death. This recall is being renounced again due to another death. A 90-year-old woman living in a senior residence in Castro Valley, California died after being entrapped in the gap between her mattress and the bed handle. As previously reported, three other women died after becoming entrapped between the mattress and bed handles. The handles were sold from 1994 through 2007 and did not have safety retention straps to secure the bed handle to the bed from to keep the handle from shifting out of place. Recalled models include the Original Bedside Assistant (BA10W), the Travel Handles (BA11W) which is sold as a set of two bed handles, and the Adjustable Bedside Assistant (AJ1). Consumers need to stop using these recalled handles. You may reach this company at (800) 725-6903 from 8:30 to 4:30 CT, Monday through Friday.

Motor vehicles:

  • Ford is recalling certain model year 1998-2003 Windstar vehicles manufactured from September 2, 1997 to July 3, 2003. These vehicles were previously remedied to safeguard against the rear axle cracking from corrosion; however, the remedy brackets may have been installed incorrectly. These incorrect bracket installations may limit the effectiveness of the service repair for NHTSA recalls 10V-385, 12V-193, and 12V-195. If the brackets were not installed properly, the rear axle may fracture, affecting the vehicle handling and increasing the risk of crash. For will notify owners and dealers will inspect the brackets to verify their proper installation. This recall is expected to being October 19, 2015. You may call this company at (866) 436-7332.
  • General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave vehicles manufactured August 18, 2015 to September 24, 2015 due to a manufacturing defect, causing the windshield wiper motor to overheat when used. A wiper motor that overheats increases the risk of a fire. GM has notified owners and dealers will replace the windshield wiper motor cover assembly free of charge. Owners are advised to use their wipers until the situation is fixed. If weather prevents the owners from using the vehicle without using the windshield wipers, GM will make arrangements to pick up the vehicle for servicing. The recall began on September 20, 2015. You may reach each company at: Chevrolet (800) 222-1020, Buick (800) 521-7300 and GMC (800) 462-8782.
  • Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain model year 2016 Thomas Built Bus Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses manufactured August 6, 2015 to August 20, 2015 and equipped with certain Cummins ISB6.7 engines whose engine control module may short circuit and blow a fuse resulting in the engine stalling without warning. If an engine stalls without warning, it increases the risk of a crash. Daimler Trucks North America will notify owners and dealers will replace the engine control module free of charge. This recall is expected to begin on November 28, 2015. You may contact this company at (800) 745-8000. 


Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA

Companies are sometimes responsible for illnesses or damage caused by their products and need to be confronted legally but they’ll often take very precise steps to make sure this doesn’t happen, or that it goes in their favor, so if you find yourself in a situation where a product has impaired or caused damage to you or a loved one in any way, contact Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA immediately for a free consultation and case evaluation. We have experienced product liability attorneys on site in Clearwater, Florida who will aggressively fight for your rights and make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Call the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA today at 727-451-6900.

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