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October 2014 Children's Product Recalls
Safe Kids is committed to keeping you informed about recalls of products which can put kids at risk. The Safe Kids’ recall center is a unique place parents can go to see recalls of products in a kids environment. While it is important to stay aware of all recalls, Safe Kids urges you to pay particular attention to ones in red, as they are associated with one or more deaths. We also report news regarding home safety to help ensure your kids get the freedom that comes from being active, healthy, and safe at home. This month we report on October as news on the dangers to kids involving liquid nicotine e-cigarettes.
10.24.2014: NHTSA urges owners of certain BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags. Over seven million vehicles are involved in this recall and what appears to be a problem with the Takata airbags exposure to humidity. The recall involves vehicles sold from 2001 to 2008.
10.24.2014 NHSTA: Evenflo is voluntarily recalling certain Embrace 35 two-piece, rear-facing infant child restraints equipped with an AmSafe QT1 buckle. When it gets sticky from food and liquids, the buckle can be difficult to unlatch, increasing the risk of injury for the child in the event of a vehicle crash or other emergency.
10.30.2014 CPSC: Trecton International is voluntarily recalling USB chargers due to fire hazard. The charger can overheat while in use, posing a fire hazard. Units: about 55,000.
10.28.2014 CPSC: Meijer is voluntarily recalling Halloween projector flashlight since the flashlight can overheat and melt the plastic handle, posing a burn risk to the user. Units: about 8,600.
10.28.2014 FDA: Nutek Disposables of Pennsylvania is voluntarily recalling its baby wipes because some packages may contain a bacteria that can be resistant to common antibiotics.
10.27.2014 FDA: Chetak New York L.L.C. is voluntarily recalling packages of "Deep Raw Cashew Pieces” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Units: 5560.
10.25.2014 USDA: Murry’s Inc. is voluntarily recalling gluten free breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with Staphylococcal enterotoxin. Units: approximately 31,689 pounds.
10.24.2014 USDA: Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats is voluntarily recalling chicken products that may be contaminated with a particular strain of Salmonella Enteritidis. Units: 28,980 pounds.
10.24.2014 USDA: Taylor Farms is voluntarily recalling Signature Café Broccoli Kale Salad with Chicken product because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, tree nuts. Units: 377 pounds.
10.24.2014 FDA: Lundberg Family Farms is voluntarily recalling specific bags of Sea Salt Rice Chips due to possible presence of an undeclared dairy allergen.
10.22.2014 FDA: Rome Packing Co., Inc is voluntarily recalling Ocean’s Catch brand All Natural Jonah Crab Leg Meat after routine product sampling by the company determined some of the finished products may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.
10.21.2014 FDA: Bailey Farms is voluntarily recalling Fresh Serrano Chile Peppers due to potential Salmonella contamination. Units: 6,215 pounds.
10.17.2014 FDA: JFC International is voluntarily recalling Hapi Pudding due to potential undeclared milk.
10.17.2014 FDA: United Natural Trading is voluntarily recalling bulk cases and tubs of Asian 7 Rice Cracker Mix due to undeclared peanuts. Product was supplied to Woodstock Farms.
10.17.2014 FDA: Publix Super Markets is voluntarily recalling Publix Asian Mix because the product contains undeclared peanuts.
10.17.2014 USDA: E.&.B.’s Natural Way is voluntarily recalling raw lamb products because they were not presented to the USDA for mandatory import inspection. Units: 27,948 pounds.
10.16.2014 USDA: Shop Packaging is voluntarily recalling Chicken Mid-joint Wing products due to undeclared soy lecithin. Units: 115,505 pounds.
10.16.2014 FDA: New Hope Mills is voluntarily recalling all Gluten Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix due to an undeclared soy ingredient.
10.16.2014 FDA: Oasis Brands is voluntarily recalling various Lacteos Santa Martha (dry cheese) dairy products due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. A full list of recalled products can be found online.
Earlier October Recalls
10.16.2014: CPSC Milestone AV Technologies is voluntarily recalling Sanus Simplicity SLF5 flat screen television wall mounts because the nut securing the television to the main arm assembly can loosen causing an impact hazard. Units: 207,000.
10.16.2014: Sams Club is voluntarily recalling Simply Right baby wipes after manufacturer found packages having B. Cepacia bacteria. The bacteria could make children with chronic health problems or weakened immune systems to be more susceptible to infection. (Sam’s Club made this decision without government involvement.)
10.15.2014: CPSC:Just Like Home is voluntarily recalling toy toaster sets because the plastic toast can break and cause a choking hazard; sold exclusively at Toys R Us. Units: about 30,000 in U.S. and 6,000 in Canada.
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10.15.2014: CPSC Michaels stores are voluntarily recalling folding tables due to fall hazard. The folding table can collapse under excessive weight posing a falling hazard. Units: 8,400.
10.14.2014: USDA Fresh Food Manufacturing is voluntarily recalling its Italian Style Wedding Soup due to misbranding and undeclared known allergens. The soup contains soy and egg, known allergens which are not declared on the product label. Units: 1,008 pounds.
10.12.2014: FDA SunBurst Foods is voluntarily recalling all of its SunBurst Fresh Bites and private labeled products because of potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. A full list of the products can be found in the link.
10.12.2014: FDA Real Foods of Seattle is voluntarily recalling “Mexican Cheddar Dip” due to undeclared egg allergen.
10.11.2014: Second Harvest Food Bank is voluntarily recalling 12-ounce jars of peanut butter included in bags of food distributed by Second Harvest through the school systems and Kroger grocery stores.
10.10.2014: CPSC Louis Garneau is voluntarily recalling aerodynamic bicycle helmets due to injury hazard. Units: 1,180.
10.10.2014: CPSC Dimensions Industries is voluntarily recalling sling café outdoor set because the chairs can break because of a missing metal washer plate due to fall hazard. Units: 18,000.
10.10.2014: FDA: California Olive and Vine is voluntarily recalling Pumpkin Seed Pesto because of potential contamination with Clostridium botulinum.
10.9.2014: FDA LOTTE Confectionary Co. is voluntarily recalling Lotte Waffles because they contain undeclared egg ingredients.
10.8.2014: USDA Buddy’s Kitchen is voluntarily recalling meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Units: 62,488 pounds.
10.07.2014: CPSC KYMCO is voluntarily recalling ATV’s due to burn, fire hazard. Units: 540.
10.07.2014: FDA J&B European Distribution is voluntarily recalling Kupiec Rice Cakes with Dark Chocolate due to undeclared milk.
10.06.2014: FDA Oasis Brands is voluntarily recalling Cuajada en Hoja (curdled cheese) due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Sold in Florida under the brand label Lacteos Santa Martha.
10.6.2014: USDA Gallant Food Company is voluntarily recalling beef products because the meat filling used in the products did not meet the cooking critical limit. Units: 410 pounds.
10.04.2014: USDA Sam Kane Beef Processors is voluntarily recalling ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials. Units: 90,987 pounds.
10.03.2014: USDA Vigil Beef Jerky, Co. is voluntarily recalling beef jerky products because they were shipped with the mark of inspection when they were produced under a retail exemption. Units: approximately 48 pounds.
10.03.2014: FDA Markpol Distributors is voluntarily recalling Kupiec Rice Cakes with Dark Chocolate because it contains undeclared milk.
10.01.2014: FDA Tropical Valley Foods is voluntarily recalling “next by Nature Dark Chocolate Cherries” due to potential undeclared peanuts in the packaging.
10.01.2014: FDA IKEA is voluntarily recalling PASTAÄLGAR FULLKORN elk-shaped wholegrain pasta due to undeclared soy.
10.01.2014: CPSC Toys R Us is voluntarily recalling Koala Baby girl’s sandals due to choking hazard because they can rip and detach. Units: 19,000.