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Product Recalls of the Week

Consumer Reports, the Food & Drug Administration and Consumer Product Safety Commission are just some of the reputable sources where consumers can look through a list product defects and recalls. When companies have a defective product, it is their legal obligation to warn consumers through these protection agencies so that there is no legal recourse. Even so, a defective product is liable for damages sustained to a consumer and can be sued for compensation. Please look over the list of denounced products to learn of any liable products in your home.

Foods, Medicines & Cosmetics:

  • Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. is recalling their celery products because of a health risk associated with their product. These celery products may potentially contain E. coli 0157: H7. The products listed below are being recalled out of an abundance of caution due to a Celery and Onion Diced Blend testing positive for E. coli 0157: H7 in a sample taken by the Montana Department of Health. The Celery and Onion Diced Blend tested by the state of Montana was used in a Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad that has been linked to a multi-state E. coli 0157: H7 outbreak. This type of bacterium causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most adults can recover rather quickly within a week of contracting the bacterium, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death. The FDA had a major list on their website that lists the stores and celery products being recalled. The agency is warning customers who have any of the mentioned celery products to discard of them immediately. If you have questions, you may reach this company at (209) 830-3141, Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm PST.
  • Glades Drugs’ is issuing a nationwide voluntary recall of compounded multivitamins containing high amounts of Vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol. The FDA is alerting health care professionals and patients of the voluntary recall because the agency has received reports of several adverse events potentially associated with these compounded capsules. Consumption of this product may result in vitamin D toxicity, which may be severe and may lead to life-threatening outcomes if left untreated. Patients who suffer from high levels of vitamin D levels may not initially show symptoms. Therefore, patients who have received these compounded capsules should stop taking them immediately and seek medical attention. Short-term symptoms due to high vitamin D levels include confusion, increased urination, and increased thirst, loss of appetite, vomiting and muscle weakness. Long-term toxicity may cause kidney failure, increase in calcium deposits in the blood and soft tissue, bone demineralization and pain. Health care providers should quarantine and return any products subject to this recall to the company at their address. You may reach this company at (866) 597- 3296.
  • Raley’s Family of Fine Stores is removing their Frozen Sweet Pumpkin Ravioli 10 oz. According to the manufacturer, the product may contain an undeclared cashew and almond allergen. There is no health risk associated with the product for individuals not allergic to cashews and/or almonds. The UPC code for the product is 046567021218 and the recall is for all lot numbers. The company cares about the safety of their customers and have been cooperating with the FDA in an effort to get customers who purchased the recalled product to return the product in their stores for a full refund. You may reach this company at (800) 925-9989.

Consumer Products:

  • MVP Group is recalling their glass jar candles due to a laceration hazard. These Glass Jars Candles with Lids have tops that can break with the jar is being opened posing a laceration hazard. The glass jar candles have glass lids and weigh about 180z. They were sold under various names and scents/colors including: Big Lots, Living Colors Candles/ Everyday Reflections; Dollar General, True Living; and Family Dollar, Everyday Home. The various scent or color can be found on the consumer protection safety commission website. There have been 16 reports of incidents resulting in laceration injuries, some requiring medical attention, with one including stitches. Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and call MVP to arrange for a full refund. You may reach this company at (877) 240-1707 Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.
  • SalesOne is recalling their Light Up Ear Plug sold exclusively at Spencer’s Gifts due to burn hazard. Battery acid can leak from the ear plug jewelry’s battery, posing a burn hazard to consumers. This recall involves ear plug jewelry that is designed to be inserted into a pierced ear lobe and used to stretch the piercing in the ear lobe. The ear plug jewelry contains a coin-cell battery that lights up a decorative pattern. The plugs have a diamond logo on the front and come in the colors black/white and black/red. The firm has received three reports of burn injuries to consumers when the battery acid leaked out of the ear plug. Consumers should stop using the product and call SalesOne for a full refund or replacement ear plug that does not require a battery. You may reach this company at (866) 507-2537 Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.
  • CocoaVia is recalling their brand’s frothers because the spring on the end of the frothers can detach from the metal wand which poses ingestion and choking hazards. This recall effects frothers used to froth beverages, including coffee and milk. The spring on the end of the wand spins to froth the drink. The CocoaVia bran brown frothers were distributed free at promotional events. This recall only effects the brand’s frothers that are brown. The company who manufactures them, Mars Symbioscience has received two reports of the spring on the end of the frothers detaching from the metal wand, however, no injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled frothers, remove the batteries and contact Mars Symbioscience to return the frothers for a coupon towards the purchase of CocoaVia products. The firm is providing pre-addressed return envelopes for consumers to return the frothers to the firm for disposal. You may reach this company at (877) 842-0802 Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 5pm.

Motor Vehicles

  • Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo) is recalling certain model year 2016 Volvo VNL, VNM, and VNX trucks manufactured May 11, 2015 to November 12, 2015. The affected vehicles have a two-piece steering shaft whose connecting bolt may be insufficiently tightened. As a result, the bolt may loosen and result in the two steering shafts separating causing a complete loss of steering and thereby increasing the risk of a crash. Volvo will notify owners and dealers will inspect and tighten the steering shaft connecting bolt, free of charge. The recall is expected to being November 20, 2015. You may reach this company at (877) 800-4236.
  • Airstream, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2016 Classic, Flying Cloud, International, sport, Eddie Bauer, and Land Yacht recreational trailers manufactured August 3, 2015 to November 13, 2015, and equipped with Auto changeover Propane Gas Regulators. Propane gas may leak into the plastic gas level indicator window of the regulator causing it to degrade and crack. If the indicator window cracks, propane gas may leak out, increasing the risk of a fire. Airstream will notify owners, and dealers will replace the propane regulator and the required hoses, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. However, owners may contact the company at (937) 596-6111.
  • B. Sturgis Inc. (M.B. Sturgis) is recalling certain Auto Changeover Regulators Model Number 108260 for propane gas cylinders manufactured May 1, 2015 to June 25, 2015. In the affected regulators, propane gas may leak into the plastic gas level indicator window causing it to degrade and crack. If the indicator window cracks, propane gas may leak out, increasing the risk of a fire. M.B. Sturgis has notified the recreational vehicle manufacturers that purchased the regulators and the RV manufacturers will conduct recalls to remove the regulators free of charge. The recall began on November 13, 2015. You may contact this company at (888) 291-6665.

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