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Product Recalls of the Week

September 21 – September 28

Products get recalled when the government or safety officials collect data that shows how defective a product may be. Sometimes customers complain about the product itself and the company researches what may have been wrong. Other times, the safety regulators like the FDA and NHTSA do an internal review and come up with mistakes the companies have made. Either way, it’s important for the consumers to know what problems may be associated with products in the market. The attorneys at Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA have put together a list of some to watch out for.

Foods, Medicines and Cosmetics

  • TF Supplements has issued a voluntary recall of RHINO 7. FDA analysis found these products to contain undeclared desmethyl carbondenafil and dapoxentine. Desmethyl carbondenafil is a phosphodiesterase PDE-5 inhibitor which is a new class of drugs used to treat male erectile dysfunction, making these products unapproved new drugs. Daxpoxetine is an active ingredient not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This drug may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels that can be life threatening. Dapoxetine has not been approved by the FDA and therefore its safety has not been established. Also, the chemical makeup of the drug belongs to a class of drugs known as serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) used to treat depression. Reports have shown that antidepressants increased the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults. The company has received no reports of illness associated with these products to date. You may contact this company at 1(866) 620-3586 between Monday and Friday, from 9 to 5 CT.
  • Kermit, Inc. is recalling a bundle of products because of undeclared allergens on the label. Undeclared soy, an ingredient in Worcestershire Sauce is used in a list of sauces that are listed on the FDA’s website. One of the specific sauces, Kermit’s Key Lime Ginger Wasabi Marinade, is being recalled due to the undeclared soybeans and wheat ingredients in Soy Sauce. The presence of undeclared soy and soybeans in the product can lead to life-threatening allergic reactions in sensitive individuals while undeclared wheat may lead to adverse health reactions in both individuals sensitive to wheat protein or to gluten. The products were distributed in retail stores in Florida and Maryland or directly through the company’s website. There have been no illnesses reported but you may contact this company at 1(386) 740-0502.
  • US Compounding, Inc is voluntarily recalling lots of sterile products aseptically compounded and packages by USC and that remain within expiry due to the Food and Drug Administration’s concern over lack of sterility assurance. The sterile products were distributed nationwide to patients, providers, hospitals, or clinics between March 14, 2015 and September 9, 2015. If the sterility of a compounded preparation intended to be sterile is compromised, patients may be at risk. If you have any questions regarding this recall, you can reach this company at 1(800) 718-3588 from the hours of 8:30 to 5 CT, Monday through Friday.

Consumer Products

  • CleggPromo recalls its CPB-100 Power Banks due to a fire hazard. The power bank can overheat, explode and catch fire. This product is specific to catalog item number 625401, which are used to provide emergency charging for portable electronic equipment. The recalled power banks are rectangular in shape with rounded corners and are about 3 ½ inches long by 1 ¾ inches wide by ¾ inches deep. There has been one reported incident of the power bank overheating, exploding and catching fire, resulting in fir damage. No injuries were reported. Consumers should stop using the product and contact CleggPromo to receive a free set of pens as a replacement product. You may reach this company at 1(800) 842-2909 from 9:30 to 6 ET, Monday through Friday.
  • Fujitsu America is recalling their battery packs for Fujitsu Notebook Computers due to a fire hazard. The battery packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves Fujitsu lithium ion battery packs sold or provided as a replacement battery for several notebook computer models that can be found on the CPSC The battery packs measure about 8 inches long, 2 inches wide and about 0.8 inches high. The company has received three reports of the battery packs catching fire. The fire damaged rugs, bedding and a desk as well as other furniture. No injuries were reported. Consumers should immediately turn off their Fujitsu notebook computer and remove the battery pack and contact the company for a free replacement battery pack. You can contact this company at 1(800) 838-5487 from 7 to 7 CT, Monday through Friday.
  • Rainbow Play Systems has recalled their plastic yellow Trapeze Rings due to fall hazard. The rings can unexpectedly crack or break during use which furthermore, poses a threat to children. The recall only involves the yellow trapeze rings. They are triangular in shape with rounded sides and have a loop at the top. They measure about 8 ½ inches high and by 6 ½ inches wide. The yellow rings come as a pair and were connected to a trapeze bar. They were sold either as a separate component or as an attachment on the following Rainbow-branded residential wooden playsets: All-American, Backyard Circus, Carnival, Fiesta, King Kong, Monster, Sunray, Sunshine and Rainbow. Rainbow has received more than 100 reports of rings cracking or breaking including 15 with reports of injuries consisting of bumps, bruises, lacerations, concussion and one broken finger. The product was sold at several mass merchandisers including Sam’s Club, Toys R Us and Walmart. You may reach this company at 1(888) 201-1570 from 8 to 5 CT, Monday through Friday. 

Motor Vehicles

  • Cummins Inc. is recalling certain 7, ISL9, ISX12 and ISX15 engines. The affected engines have an Engine Control Module (ECM) that may short circuit and blow a fuse resulting in the engine stalling without warning. An engine that stalls without warning increases the risk of a crash. Cummins will notify owners and dealers will replace any defective ECM with a remedy part, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 31, 2015. You can contact this company at 1(800) 343-7357.
  • New Flyer Industries Ltd. is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 New Flyer XDE40 and XD40, 2014 XD60, XN35 and XN60, 2015 XDE35, and 2013-2015 XN40 transit buses. The affected vehicles may be equipped with an improperly torqued front axle center link retaining clamp on the tie rod. As a result, the tie rod may disconnect, causing a loss of steering. A loss of steering increases the risk of a crash. New Flyer will notify owners and dealers will inspect the vehicles to verify that the center link retaining clamp is properly torqued. The recall is expected to begin October 2015. You can contact this company at 1(204) 224-6706.
  • Keystone RV Company is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 Big Sky, Challenger, Everest, Fuzion, Montana, and Raptor travel trailers and fifth wheels equipped with an IOTA ITS-50R transfer switch. These transfer switches, used in vehicles wired to be powered by a generator, may fail when exposed to elevated electrical loads and used in higher ambient temperatures. As the transfer switch fails, it may overheat, increasing the risk of a fire. Keystone will notify owners and dealers will replace the transfer switch with a different brand transfer switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 5, 2015. You may contact this company at 1(866) 425-4369. 

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