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GM ANNOUNCES RECALLS OF MILLIONS OF VEHICLES

 

March 17, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - General Motors has announced recalls of numerous vehicles due to serious safety issues including brake, ignition, and most recently, airbag problems.

SALADS AND SANDWICHES RECALLED DUE TO E-COLI

Sandwiches and salads sold by Glass Onion Catering, a California company, have been recalled due to possible contamination with e-coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced.  There have been 15 cases of bacterial illness believed to be associated with the products so far.

WHY ARE JERKY TREATS MAKING PETS SICK? FDA ASKS HELP FROM VETERINARIANS AND PUBLIC

October 23, 2013 (Washington D.C.) -- If you have a dog or cat that became ill after eating jerky pet treats, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would like to hear from you or your veterinarian.

The agency has repeatedly issued alerts to consumers about reports it has received concerning jerky pet treat-related illnesses involving 3,600 dogs and 10 cats in the U.S. since 2007. Approximately 580 of those pets have died.

To date, FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has conducted more than 1,200 tests, visited jerky pet treat manufacturers in China and collaborated with colleagues in academia, industry, state labs and foreign governments. Yet the exact cause of the illnesses remains elusive.

To gather even more information, FDA is reaching out to licensed veterinarians and pet owners across the country.

DOGFOOD, CATFOOD RECALLS ON IAMS AND EUKANUBA BRANDS ANNOUNCED BY PROCTER AND GAMBLE

 

August 19, 2013 (San Diego's East County)-- Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled a limited number of dry dog food and cat food lots that may be contaminated with Salmonella.  Brands impacted include Eukanuba and Iams. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

HUSQVARNA RECALLS CLOSED-COURSE/COMPETITION OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLES DUE TO CRASH HAZARD

 

August 15, 2013 (San Diego's East County) -- Husqvarna this week announced a recall of its closed-course/competition off-road motorcycles due to crash hazard. The motorcycle's throttle cable can malfunction so the rider loses speed control, posing a crash hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.

PET FOODS RECALLED DUE TO SALMONELLA RISK: CAT, DOG AND FERRET PRODUCTS INCLUDED

 

Brands include Natura, Innova, Evo, California Natural and Healthwise

March 19, 2013 -- Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling some of its dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

LED LIGHTS RECALLED DUE TO FIRES CAUSED BY BULBS

 

March 19, 2013 (Washington D.C.) - The Consumer Product Safety Commission announces a voluntary recall of LED light bulbs marketing under the brand names Definitely, EcoSmart, Sylvania and Westingthouse manufactured by Citizens Electric and Lighting Science Group. For details on the specific products, scroll down.

The bulbs can overhead, causing a fire hazard.  At least 68 product failures have occurred, including eight where visible smoke or fire occurred. These incidents damaged light sockets, melted fixtures, burned carpeting/floors and damaged a circuit and lamp.

BUMBLEBEE RECALLS TUNA DUE TO LOOSE SEALS, RISK OF BOTULISM

March 8, 2013 (San Diego)- Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, has issued a voluntary recall on specific codes of 5-ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products. The recall has been issued because the products do not meet the company’s standards for seal tightness.

Loose seals or seams could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens and lead to illness if consumed.

DANGEROUS TOY CAN BE LIFE-THREATENING: DUNECRAFT RECALLS WATER BALZ, SKULLS, ORBS AND FLOWER TOYS DUE TO SERIOUS INGESTION HAZARD

Toys expand 400 times in size, causing blockage in intestine if swallowed



December 18, 2012 (Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada today announced a voluntary recall of Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H20 Orbs "Despicable Me" and Fabulous Flowers toys imported by Dunecraft, Inc.

About 94,700 of the toys have been sold in the U.S. at major retail stores, internet sites and other locations, as well as 600 sold in Canada.

AMERICAN HONDA RECALLS PORTABLE GENERATORS DUE TO FIRE AND BURN HAZARDS

December 4, 2012 (Washington D.C.) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with American Honda Motor Co. of Torrance, announces a voluntary recall of about 150,600 portable generators because fuel hoses can leak, posing fire and burn hazards. The products were sold at numerous retail outlets nationwide and online.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

NESQUIK CHOCOLATE DRINK POWDERS RECALLED DUE TO SALMONELLA RISK

November 12, 2012 (San Diego) -- Nesquik has executed a voluntary recall of limited quantities of Nestlé NESQUIK® chocolate powder in the 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce canisters due to a supplier notifying the company of possible salmonella contamination. The voluntary recall is limited to only specific production codes of NESQUIK Chocolate Powder. No other varieties of NESQUIK powder or NESQUIK Ready-to-drink are affected by this recall.
 
To check if your NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder carries the production codes being recalled, look on the bottom of the canister, adjacent to the consumer expiration date. If you find NESQUIK Chocolate Powder, with any of the production codes listed below contact Nesequikat (800) 628-7679.

SUNSCREEN RECALLED AFTER BURSTING INTO FLAMES WHEN APPLIED TO SKIN

November 9, 2012 (Washington D.C.)  -- A nationwide recall of Banana Boat spray-on sunscreens has been issued by Energizer Holdings, Inc., the U.S. Food & Drug Association (FDA) announced.  The voluntary recall follows five cases of consumers suffering burns after the product ignited on the skin. 

Read more for a list of products and additional details:  

PORTABLE GENERATORS SOLD AT COSTCO RECALLED DUE TO FIRE DANGER

November 2, 2012 (Washington D.C.) – Portable generators made by Champion Power Equipment have been recalled by the company due to a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today. The generators were sold exclusively at Costco Stores nationwide from December 2011 to July 2012 for about $699.

Fuel can leak from the generator’s carburetor, posing a fire hazard. There have been 11 reports of fuel leaking, including eight reports of generators catching fire and two of property damage. 

GRACO RECALLS CLASSIC WOOD HIGHCHAIRS DUE TO FALL HAZARD

October 15, 2012 (San Diego) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Graco Children’s Products Inc., has recalled about 86,000 Graco Classic Wood Highchairs.  The highchair’s seat can loosen or detach from the base, posing a fall hazard to a child.  Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately and call Graco for a free repair kit.

SHARPER IMAGE USB WALL CHARGERS RECALLED BY ATOMI DUE TO FIRE AND BURN HAZARDS

October 10, 2012 (Washington, D.C.) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Atomi, today announced a voluntary recall of Sharper Image USB wall chargers.  The chargers can overheat and smoke, posing fire and burn hazards.  Atomi has received 13 reports of the chargers overheating, smoking, and acrid smells.

About 80,000 of the chargers were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Tuesday Morning and TJ Maxx stores and on various websites from October 2011 through September 2012 for between $8 and $13.  Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

PEANUT BUTTER RECALL WIDENS TO INCLUDE OTHER NUT BUTTERS

By Miriam Raftery

September 26, 2012 (California) -- Sunland Inc., which makes the recalled Trader Joe’s Salted Valencia peanut butter, has now broadened its recall to include other nut-based spreads that may be contaminated with Salmonella. These include Target's Archer Farms and Earth Balance, manufactured between May 1 and Sept. 24, 2012. View the full list of products affected in Sunland's press release.  

TRADER JOE’S PEANUT BUTTER MAY BE LINKED TO SALMONELLA OUTBREAK, FDA WARNS

September 22, 2012 (Washington D.C) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday issued a warning advising consumers not to eat Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter. The produce is possibly linked to an outbreak of Salmonella that has infected 29 people in 18 states. Consumers can return products to any Trader Joe’s grocery store for a full refund. 

PET JERKY TREATS LINKED TO 2,200 ILLNESSES, 361 DEATHS: DOGS AND CATS AFFECTED

Chinese imports suspected; FDA advises avoiding jerky treats

September 15, 2012 (Washington D.C)—The FDA has issued a report revealing that thousands of pet illnesses since 2007 have been linked to consumption of jerky pet treats.  Most complaints involve chicken jerky (treats, tenders, and strips), but others include duck, sweet potato, and treats where chicken or duck jerky is wrapped around dried fruits, sweet potatoes, or yams.

MR. COFFEE SINGLE CUP BREWERS RECALLED DUE TO BURN HAZARD

 

August 31, 2012 (San Diego) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Sunbeam Products Inc., announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

FDA ANNOUNCES RECALL OF CANTELOUPES LINKED TO SALMONELLA OUTBREAK IN 21 STATES

 

 
August 23, 2012 (Washington D.C.)--The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing a recall of cantaloupe by Chamberlain Farms in Indiana because of possible contamination with Salmonella Typhimurium associated with a multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis. The FDA is warning consumers not to eat and to discard cantaloupe from this farm, which shipped products to many states.

 

BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY RECALLS POWER STRIPS DUE TO FIRE HAZARD

 
July 21, 2012 (Washington, D.C.) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

FORD RECALLS ESCAPE SUVS DUE TO FIRE HAZARD; TELLS OWNERS TO STOP DRIVING IMMEDIATELY

 

July 19, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) Ford Motor Company today announced a voluntary recall of 2013 model year Ford Escape vehicles equipped with the 1.6-liter engine built through July 11, 2012. Ford estimates that there have been approximately 11,500 of these vehicles distributed for sale in North America, with most in the U.S.

Ford is voluntarily recalling the vehicles to replace an engine compartment fuel line, which could split and leak fuel, potentially resulting in an underhood fire. Three fires have occurred, including two by Ford employees testing vehicles. No injuries have been reported.

SALMONELLA OUTBREAK LINKED TO SUSHI AND SASHIMI

 
April 14, 2012 (Cupertino) -- Moon Marine USA Corporation (also known as MMI) of Cupertino, Calif. is voluntarily recalling 58,828 pounds of a frozen raw yellowfin tuna product, labeled as Nakaochi Scrape AA or AAA. Nakaochi Scrape is tuna backmeat, which is specifically scraped off from the bones, and looks like a ground product.

 

LENOVA RECALLS THINKCENTRE DESKTOP COMPUTERS DUE TO FIRE HAZARD

 

March 15, 2012 (Washington D.C.) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Lenovo, today announced a voluntary recall of 50,000  Lenovo ThinkCentre M70z and M90z computers. A defect in an internal component in the power supply can overheat and pose a fire hazard. The firm received reports of one fire incident and one smoke incident in the U.S. No injuries have been reported.

 

FDA ISSUES WARNING AND RECALL OF MERCURY PRODUCTS

 
March 12, 2012 (Washington, D.C.) -- The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning on March 6, 2012 about skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps, and lotions that may contain mercury. Skin products containing mercury have been found in at least seven states. They are manufactured in other countries and marketed as skin lighteners and anti-aging treatments that remove age spots, freckles, blemishes and wrinkles.

TOYOTA RECALLS CERTAIN CAMRY, VENZA AND TACOMA VEHICLES

Warning lamp and switch failures may cause airbag failure or inability to start vehicle

March 8, 2012 (Torrance, CA)– Toyota Motor Sales, USA announced yesterday that it will conduct two voluntary safety-related recalls. 

One involves air bag warning lamps that may fail, preventing deployment of airbags in a crash. The second is a stop lamp switch that may result in vehicles behind unable to start or shift out of park.

TWO BICYCLE-RELATED RECALLS ANNOUNCED

 

February 23, 2012 (Bethesda, MD) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced recalls of Fuji women's cruiser bicycles and Shimano Pro Atherton mountain bike handlebar stems, both due to fall hazards. For more information, visit:

FDA WARNS: DO NOT USE SHOULDERFLEX MASSAGER


Company went out of business without recalling dangerous product


December 25, 2011 (Washington D.C.)--The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers again not to use the ShoulderFlex Massager, imported by King International and sold by various companies, due to serious potential health risks. 

Hair, clothing or jewelry can become entangled in the ShoulderFlex Massager and cause serious injury or even death from strangulation. There have been reports of one death and one near death, due to strangulation, associated with the use of this device.

WAL-MART PULLS BABY FORMULA


December 22, 2011 (National)  -- Wal-Mart pulled a batch of its infant formula from more than 3,000 stores when it learned about the death of a newborn. There is no known link between the death and the formula. Also, the government has not ordered a recall of any Enfamil made by Mead Johnson, the brand of powdered formula that the child consumed.

RAW MILK PRODUCTS RECALLED AFTER SAN DIEGO BOY FALLS ILL WITH E-COLI


November 16, 2011 (San Diego) – Raw milk products produced by Organic Pastures have been recalled and quarantined statewide by the California Department of Public Health after five children who drank the milk became infected with the same strain of E.coli. A San Diego County child was among those stricken.

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