Product Recalls

SABRA RECALLS DOZENS OF HUMMUS PRODUCTS DUE TO LISTERIA CONTAMINATION

 

East County News Service

November 20, 2016 (San Diego) – The Sabra company has announced a voluntary recall of its hummus dip products after finding Listeria Monocytognes at the manufacturing facility, but not in tested finished product.

Consumers with any product with a "Best Before" date up through January 23, 2017 are urged to discard it. You can find code and "Best Before" date on the lid of each package. The recall includes all hummus products by Sabra except not organic hummus. The recall does not include other Sabra products such as guacamole, salsa, or Greek yogurt dip.

AIR BAG RECALLS

 

East County News Service

November 14, 2016 (San Diego) -- The Sheriff's Department is partnering with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other agencies in spreading the word about a nationwide recall to replace at-risk airbags in certain vehicles.

The recall involves vehicles, particularly Hondas and Acuras, that are equipped with Takata airbag inflators. Recall repairs are free of charge to all vehicle owners.

BEWARE OF EXPLODING SAMSUNG WASHING MACHINES

 

Photo: exploded washer, via SaferProducts.gov.

By Miriam Raftery

East County News Service

October 2, 2016 (Washington D.C.) –The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning about Samsung top-loading washing machines made between March 2011 and April 2016.  Some have exploded and others jolted violently, smashing holes into walls and hurling out chunks of metal and plastic, ABC news reports.

SAMSUNG RECALLS 2.5 MILLION PHONES DUE TO FIRES

 

East County News Service

September 12, 2016 (San Diego) — If you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone, Samsung has a message for you:  stop using your phone and immediately bring it into the store where you bought it for a free replacement. The company has recalled 2.5 million of its new Note 7 phones due to dozens of fires caused by defective batteries.

AL SHABRAWY AND BAROODY BRAND MEATS SOLD IN CALIFORNIA RECALLED DUE TO ALLERGENS NOT LISTED ON LABELS





East County News Service

August 6, 2016 (Washington D.C.) - Al Shabrawy Meat Inc. is recalling meat and poultry products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Some of the products contain pistachio nut and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. The products include salami, bologna, mortadella, sausage, soujouk and makanek meats.

THESE HONDA AND ACURA VEHICLES ARE UNSAFE AND SHOULD NOT BE DRIVEN DUE TO HIGH RISK OF INJURY FROM AIRBAG RUPTURES

 

Photos: Examples of 2001-2002 model Honda Civic (left) and Honda Accord.

East County News Service

June 30, 2016 (Washington D.C.) -- New test data on a particular subset of defective Takata air bag inflators in certain model-year 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles show a far higher risk of ruptures during air bag deployment, prompting an urgent call from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to ensure that unrepaired vehicles in this population are found and fixed before they cause further injuries or fatalities.

THREE FLOUR BRANDS RECALLED BY GENERAL MILLS

 

Gold Medal, Gold Medal Wondra and Signature Kitchens all recall flour products due to possible E. Coli contamination

East County News Service

May 31, 2016 (Minneapolis) - General Mills and health officials are investigating a possible E. Coli O121 outbreak in three General Mills flour brands.

RECALLS ISSUED ON BICYCLES,CLIMBING EQUIPMENT, AND DIGITAL CLAMP METERS

 

East County News Service

May 21, 2016 (Washington D.C.) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (www.cpsc.gov) has announced recalls of several climbing devices made by Black Diamond and sold under the brand names Ferrata and Camming due to fall hazards.  Recalls were also announced of bicycles manufactured by Rocky Mountain and by Scott due to brake problems, fall and crash risks. In addition, Klein Tools digital clamp meters were recalled due to shock and burn hazards. For details, click these links:

SUBARU RECALL: STEERING DEFECT SO DANGEROUS YOU SHOULD STOP DRIVING NOW

 

East County News Service

May 14, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) - Subaru is recalling over 48,500 new Legacy and Outback vehicles due to a steering column defect so dangerous, the company doesn’t want you to drive at all—not even to a mechanic.  Subaru dealers will have cars towed, inspected and repaired at no cost, according to a customer service message on Subaru’s website.

ALERT: FROZEN VEGETABLE RECALL IN CA

 

By Liz Alper

April 24, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) - Several brands of frozen peas, corn and mixed vegetables have been recalled from stores throughout California due to possible contamination with Listeria, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections particularly in young children and the elderly.  The bacteria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, according to the FDA.

FEDS ANNOUNCE RECALL OF COMPUTER BATTERIES, CLIMBING AND SPORTS EQUIPMENT

 

East County News Service

March 30, 2016 (Washington D.C.) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced recalls of three products including Toshiba laptop computer battery packs due to fire danger, Black Diamond carabiners used by rock climbers and nylon runners due to fall hazards.  Below are links for details.

2 MAJOR TUNA BRANDS ANNOUNCE RECALLS OF POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CANS

 

East County News Service

March 19, 2016 (San Diego) – Chicken of the Sea and Bumblebee Tuna both announced recalls this week of tuna that could cause potentially life-threatening illness.  Both recalls are due to problems with sterilization equipment that could cause spoilage and life-threatening illnesses, though no illnesses have been reported.

KRAFT HEINZ FOODS RECALLS TURKEY BACON PRODUCTS DUE TO POSSIBLE ADULTERATION

 

August 25, 2015 (Washington D.C.) – Kraft Heinz Foods Company, a Newberry, S.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,068,467 pounds of turkey bacon products that may be adulterated because it may spoil before the “Best When Used By” date, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The company has received reports of illness related to the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

HARLEY DAVIDSON RECALLS NEARLY 46,000 MOTORCYCLES

 

East County News Service

April 26, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) – The Harley-Davidson Motor Company has announced a recall of 45,901 motorcycles for model years 2014 and 2015 due to dangerous clutch problems.

HUMMUS RECALLED DUE TO LISTERIA CONTAMINATION

 

East County News Service

April 11, 2015 (Washington D.C.) – A nationwide recall of hummus products has been issued by Sabra Dipping Company due to possible contamination with Listeria. The recall includes 30,000 cases which were distributed to retail outlets nationally including supermarkets and food service outlets.

KRAFT RECALLS MACARONI AND CHEESE

 

By Leon Thompson

March 18, 2015 – (San Diego’s East County) That familiar blue box dinner may have shards of metal in it.  Kraft has recalled its Macaroni & Cheese dinners, after receiving eight consumer complaints.

GM RECALLS 300,000 VEHICLES DUE TO HEADLIGHT DEFECTS

 

December 2, 2014 (San Diego)--General Motors has ordered a recall of over 300,000 vehicles because of headlights that stop working.  The low-beams may turn off intermittently or permanently, increasing the risk of an accident.

STROLLERS RECALLED DUE TO AMPUTATION RISK

 

East County News Service

November 23, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission on Thursday announced a recall of 11 models of Graco strollers.  The strollers can pinch a young child’s finger and have caused several amputations.

RECALL ON 4.7 MILLION 2001-2007 VEHICLES DUE TO DEFECTIVE AIRBAGS

 

 

Consumer urged to take immediate action 

October 22, 2014 (Washington D.C.) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, and General Motors vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags. This is the latest in a series of recalls that now span from 2001 to 2013.

HEWLETT PACKARD POWER CORDS FOR NOTEBOOK COMPUTERS RECALLED DUE TO FIRES

 

August 26, 2014 (San Diego) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced that Hewlett-Packard (HP) is recalling AC power cords for HP and Compaq notebook computers. The AC power cord can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. HP has received 29 reports of power cords overheating and melting or charring, resulting in two claims of minor burns and 13 claims of property damage.

PEANUT AND ALMOND BUTTERS RECALLED DUE TO SALMONELLA

 

East County News Service

August 20, 2014 (San Diego’s East County)--Before you pack up a peanut butter sandwich for your children’s school lunches, check the labels.

There is a recall of several brands of peanut butters and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Safeway which own Vons, Kroger’s which owns Ralph and Food 4 Less, and others.

FRESH FRUIT RECALLED DUE TO LISTERIA CONTAMINATION

 

By Miriam Raftery

July 30, 2014 (San Diego’s East County)--If you bought fresh peaches, plums, nectarines or pluots at Trader Joe’s , Sam’s Club or Costco recently, you may have purchased fruit contaminated with listeria. Listeria causes a dangerous flu-like illness and can cause miscarriages or stillbirths in pregnant women.

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