Thursday, December 27, 2012
Following the deaths of several children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is working to get the recliners out of homes.
At the request of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, four retailers are voluntarily recalling Nap Nanny baby recliners after several deaths and more than 100 cases of a child falling or nearly falling out. The companies participating in the recall are Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com and Toys R Us/Babies R Us. The models include Nap Nanny Generations One and Two and the Chill™ model infant recliners. "CPSC is warning parents and caregivers that these baby recliners contain defects in the design, warnings and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury and death to infants," the agency said in its announcement. The recliners are made by Baby Matters LLC of Berwyn, Penn. The first recall was made at the request of …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
It's the fourth recall for the brand-new Escape. Ford is offering loaner cars to buyers until they can fix the problem.
The 2013 Ford Escape is undergoing its fourth recall since its introduction this spring. Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 89,000 new Escape SUVs and Fusion sedans because the engines can overheat and cause fires. The Escape is a top seller for Ford. The 2013 version went on sale in the spring, and it already has had problems with coolant leaks, cracked fuel lines and carpet padding. Both the Fusion and Escape are among Ford's top-selling vehicles selling a combined 427,000 already this year, according to Autodata Corp. Note this figure includes those from the previous model year. Ford said it is working on a repair plan and trying to find out what causes the overheating problem, where the engines can overheat and leak fluids onto hot …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Consumers with milk allergens or sensitivity run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they use the dressing.
Monday, November 26, 2012
If you don't have allergies or sensitivies to milk, then the most recent recall of a dressing won't affect you. But if you do, be aware that Newman’s Own Inc. announced the voluntary recall of Newman’s Own Lite Honey Mustard Dressing because it contains undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the Newman’s Own Lite Honey Mustard Dressing with the affected time code. No other Newman’s Own products or flavors are impacted. The products are sold in retail stores in the Eastern to Midwestern US. The affected packages are 16 fl. oz. bottles of Newman’s Own Lite Honey Mustard Dressing that have a sell-by date of 16 OCT 13 M with a …
Monday, November 19, 2012
The issue is that a small bushing inside the container has “the potential to leach lead,” according to the FDA. The item was sold at large retailers and e-retailers.
Focus Products Group International LLC is voluntarily recalling its Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Maker. You should immediately stop using the project and contact the Focus Products Call Center for instructions on how to return and product and receive a replacement. The issue is that a small bushing inside the container has “the potential to leach lead,” according to the FDA. The products were sold under the following makes and model numbers: So far, the company has not received any consumer complaints about the issue, but Focus Products’ “independent testing revealed the potential product, and out of an abundance of caution, the company voluntarily decided to recall the product,” said the FDA. According to the FDA: The only affected products are …
Friday, October 19, 2012
The recall includes UltraMist Sport, UltraMist Ultra Defense and UltraMist Kids.
Banana Boat sunscreen is being recalled after some of the products resulted in users catching fire, reported the Huffington Post. The voluntary recall includes UltraMist Sport, UltraMist Ultra Defense and UltraMist Kids. There have been five reports of people suffering burns after using the sunscreen in the past year, according to a spokesman of Energizer Holdings, which makes Banana Boat sunscreen. The company notified the FDA of the recall. Consumers can call 1-800-SAFESUN for more information about the recall.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Two types of treats are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.
Kasel Associated Industries is voluntarily recalling its Boots & Barkley Roasted American Pig Ears and Boots & Barkley American Variety Pack Dog Treats because of possible salmonella contamination. The products were distributed nationally through Target stores in August 2012, according to the FDA. According to the FDA: Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products and humans are at risk for salmonella poisoning from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the pet products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
A label printing error may mean two types of cakes contain "undeclared allergens."
Hannaford Supermarkets has issued an alert about a label printing error on its Red Velvet Cake Truffle and Triple Chocolate Cake Truffle, which was sold in the bakery department. The cakes may have contained “undeclared allergens.” This means that people with allergies or “severe sensitivity” to egg, milk, peanuts, wheat, soy and tree nuts should not eat these cakes, according to an announcement by the FDA. There are no illnesses reported in connection to this problem, but the supermarket has removed it from the shelves. The product, Red Velvet Cake Truffle with UPC #20335800000 and Triple Chocolate Cake Truffle with UPC # 20335700000, was distributed to stores in Massachusetts. Customers can return the product to the store for a full …