General Mills is voluntarily recalling several days of production of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios cereal produced at its Lodi, California facility on certain dates in July of this year because of an undeclared allergen — wheat — with potential adverse health effects. Because this recall relates to an undeclared allergen, this is a Class I product recall.
Niagara® is issuing a voluntary recall for all Spring Water products produced from its Pennsylvania manufacturing facilities during the June 10th – June 18th time frame.
Sabra Dipping Co., LLC announced that it is voluntarily recalling approximately 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
About 200,000 bottles of Concentrated Motrin Infants’ Drops are being voluntarily recalled due to a risk that they may contain tiny plastic particles.
Voluntary market withdrawal of the continuous spray Banana Boat sun care products due to a potential risk of product igniting on the skin if contact is made with a source of ignition before the product is completely dry.
Voluntary recall due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part. Recalled products include only Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size with the letters KB, AP or FK before or after the Best If Used Before date.
Sunland, Inc. announced a voluntary expansion of its ongoing recall of all products manufactured in its Peanut Butter Plant because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the General Electric Company have announced a voluntary recall of 1.3 million Hotpoint®, GE® and GE Profile™, GE Eterna™ and GE Adora™ plastic tub dishwashers, manufactured between March 2006 through July 2006, and November 2006 through April 2008.
Unilever United States, Inc. today announced a limited recall of Skippy® Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy® Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today is warning consumers that Hyland’s Teething Tablets may pose a risk to children. The FDA recommends that consumers not use this product and dispose of any in their possession. The manufacturer is issuing a recall of this product.
Toy maker Fisher-Price said that it was recalling more than 11 million children’s items, including tricycles, highchairs and toy cars, because of safety problems.
McDonald’s announced that they will recall some 12 million Shrek-themed glasses after cadmium was found in the paint used in the glasses’ cartoon design.
Freshway Foods of Sidney, Ohio, announced a voluntary recall of certain romaine lettuce products because of the possible connection between the recalled romaine lettuce and an outbreak of foodborne disease. The outbreak, which is still under investigation, involves cases in Michigan, Ohio, and New York of illnesses due to infection with E. coli O145, a harmful bacteria.
This recall is not being undertaken on the basis of adverse medical events. However, as a precautionary measure, parents and caregivers should not administer these products to their children. Some of the products included in the recall may contain a higher concentration of active ingredient than is specified; others may contain inactive ingredients that may not meet internal testing requirements; and others may contain tiny particles. While the potential for serious medical events is remote, the company advises consumers who have purchased these recalled products to discontinue use.
About 1.5 million Graco strollers have been recalled because they could pose a risk of fingertip amputations and lacerations to children.
McNeil Consumer Healthcare
(Johnson & Johnson)is voluntarily recalling certain lots of OTC products. The company is initiating this recall following an investigation of consumer reports of an unusual moldy, musty, or mildew-like odor that, in a small number of cases, was associated with temporary and non-serious gastrointestinal events. These include nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Affected brands include Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, Rolaids, Simply Sleep, and
St. Joseph.View a complete list of products and lot numbers here.
Slim Fast is recalling every last one of its popular diet drinks over concern they may be contaminated with bacteria that can cause moderate food poisoning.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the largest crib recall in United States history involving cribs with dropdown sides, fearing they may be unsafe, even deadly.
The CPSC, in cooperation with Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc., of British Columbia, Canada, has announced the voluntary recall of more than
2.1 millionStork Craft drop-side cribs, including about 147,000 Stork Craft drop-side cribs with the Fisher-Price logo. The recall involves approximately 1,213,000 units distributed in the United States and 968,000 units distributed in Canada.
Maclaren USA Inc is recalling about one million strollers sold in the United States over the past decade after receiving a dozen reports of children’s fingers being amputated when caught in the stroller’s hinges.
Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil unit is voluntarily recalling 57 lots of infants’ and children’s liquid Tylenol products because of possible bacterial contamination.
Food maker Nestle USA voluntarily recalled its Toll House refrigerated cookie dough products after a number of illnesses were reported by those who ate the dough raw.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that Clarcon Biological Chemistry Laboratory Inc. of Roy, Utah, is voluntarily recalling some skin sanitizers and skin protectants marketed under several different brand names because of high levels of disease-causing bacteria found in the product during a recent inspection. The FDA is warning consumers to not use any Clarcon products.
If you have a stash of pistachios in your house, pistachio ice cream in your freezer or trail mix in your backpack, don’t eat any of it. Wait until an inquiry into possible salmonella contamination is further along, advises FDA Associate Commissioner David Acheson.
The following recalls have been announced because the products could be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.
Nestlé Prepared Foods Company is recalling approximately 879,565 pounds of frozen chicken meals that may contain foreign materials.
Nestlé USA is voluntarily recalling two production codes of Nestlé Nesquik Strawberry Powder that may contain small fragments of aluminum.
British candy maker Cadbury said it is recalling 11 types of Chinese-made chocolates found to contain melamine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting consumers that seven Mr. Brown instant coffee and milk tea products manufactured in China are being recalled by the King Car Food Industrial Co. Ltd. due to possible contamination with melamine.
The Food and Drug Administration is expanding its warning to consumers nationwide that a salmonellosis outbreak has been linked to consumption of certain raw red plum, red Roma, and red round tomatoes, and products containing these raw, red tomatoes.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an import alert regarding entry of cantaloupe from Agropecuaria Montelibano, a Honduran grower and packer, because, based on current information, fruit from this company appears to be associated with a Salmonella Litchfield outbreak in the United States and Canada. The import alert advises FDA field offices that all cantaloupes shipped to the United States by this company are to be detained.
Millions of Chinese-made toys for children have been pulled from shelves in North America and Australia after scientists found they contain a chemical that converts into a powerful date rape drug when ingested.
General Mills has recalled about 5 million frozen pizzas sold nationwide under the Totino’s and Jeno’s labels because of possible E. coli contamination.
Johnson & Johnson has voluntarily recalled certain infant cough and cold products, citing “rare” instances of misuse leading to overdoses.
In a statement, J&J’s McNeil-PPC unit said the misuse could lead to overdoses “particularly in infants under two years of age.”
The products being recalled include infants’ Tylenol Drops Plus Cold; Concentrated Infants’ Tylenol Drops Plus Cold & Cough; Pediacare Infant Drops Decongestant; Pediacare Infant Drops Decongestant & Cough; Pediacare Infant Dropper Decongestant; Pediacare Infant Dropper Long-Acting Cough; and Pediacare Infant Dropper Decongestant & Cough (PE) products.
About 1 million Simplicity and Graco cribs have been recalled after three children became entrapped and suffocated. The recall was announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission more than two years after a California lawyer says he alerted the federal agency about a 9-month-old who died in a faulty crib.
Mattel has issued recallsfor millions of Chinese-made toys, including Batman figurines, Barbies and Polly Pocket play sets that contain small magnets, as well as 253,000 “Sarge” cars inspired by the movie Cars that contain excessive amounts of lead paint.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to eat certain brands of French Cut Green Beans in 14.5 ounce cans manufactured by Lakeside Foods Inc, of Manitowoc, Wisconsin because the product may not have been processed adequately to eliminate the potential for botulism toxin. This warning is not related to another recent warning for botulism.
The canned green beans may cause botulism if consumed. FDA is providing this warning to make consumers aware of the possible risk of serious illness from eating these products. As of August 1, 2007, FDA had not received reports of illnesses related to the product.
The affected Lakeside cut green beans are sold nationwide under the following labels: Albertson’s, Happy Harvest, Best Choice, Food Club, Bogopa, Valu Time, Hill Country Fare, HEB, Laura Lynn, Kroger, No Name, North Pride, Shop N Save, Shoppers Valu, Schnucks, Cub Foods, Dierbergs, Flavorite, IGA, Best Choice and Thrifty Maid. The specific codes (top line of can code) involved are: EAA5247, EAA5257, EAA5267, EAA5277, EAB5247, EAB5257, ECA5207, ECA5217, ECA5227, ECA5297, ECB5207, ECB5217, ECB5227, ECB5307.
Mattel Inc.’s Fisher-Price unit is recalling about 1.5 million Chinese-made toys around the world, nearly a million of them in the United States, because their paint may contain too much lead.
The recalled toys, which include popular preschool characters like Elmo, Big Bird, and Dora, were made by a contract manufacturer in China using a non-approved paint pigment containing lead.
Whole Foods Market, of Austin, Texas, is recalling its 365 Organic Everyday Value Swiss dark chocolate bars because they may contain almonds, which can cause a severe or life-threatening reaction in people who are allergic to the nuts. No illnesses have been reported. The recalled chocolate bars have a wrapper code that begins with L71423, followed by a four-digit time stamp between the times of 11:33 and 12:15.
Sara Lee Corp. is recalling 27 brands of whole wheat bread products because they could contain small metal pieces.
The recall involves EarthGrains, Publix, Sara Lee Delightful, Sara Lee Hearty & Delicious and several other brands that were stamped “best if purchased by”
July 25,2007, to Aug. 7,2007, and included the code “222.”
The products were sold in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.
Federal health officials have warned consumers to throw away certain cans of hot dog chili sauce after the product was linked to botulism that has sent four people to the hospital.
The warning applies to 10-ounce cans of Castleberry’s, Austex and Kroger brands of hot dog chili sauce with “best by” dates from
April 30,2009, through May 22,2009.
Gerber Products Co. has recalled all packages of its organic rice and organic oatmeal cereals because of potential clumping of the baby food, which can pose a choking hazard.
All codes of the two products, sold in 8-ounce boxes, are being recalled. The organic rice cereal UPC code is 15000 12504 and the organic oatmeal cereal UPC code is 15000 12502.
The FDA has found a poisonous chemical, diethylene glycol (DEG), in certain toothpastes imported from China. The agency increased its scrutiny and testing of imported toothpaste and dental products after receiving reports in late May 2007 of contaminated Chinese dental products found in several countries.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of various
Thomas & FriendsWooden Railway Toys because surface paints on the recalled products contain lead.
A new health scare has erupted over soft drinks amid evidence they may cause serious cell damage. Research from a British university suggests sodium benzoate, a common preservative found in drinks such as Fanta and Pepsi Max, has the ability to switch off vital parts of DNA.
The following recall has been announced: About 2,000 boxes of candy from
Harry & David Operations Corp.,of Medford, Oregon, because they may contain undeclared nuts, including peanuts, almonds, pecans, walnuts and cashews. People who have an allergy to these nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No injuries have been reported.
- ConAgra Foods Inc. said it is recalling two brands of peanut butter on a possible link to salmonella, a foodborne illness that can cause death if not treated with antibiotics.
ConAgra recalled Peter Pan Peanut Butter and Great Value Peanut Butter products beginning with product code 2111 after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention produced a report revealing the possibility of a link to salmonella.
Dole Fresh Fruit Company announced the recall of cantaloupes in the Eastern U.S. and Quebec due to potential health concerns. Some cantaloupes packed on January 25, 26 and 27, 2007 by an independent, third-party grower in Costa Rica have tested positive for Salmonella. Although no illnesses have been reported, Dole voluntarily has decided to recall all cantaloupes imported from Costa Rica and packed by that grower.
- Some bath products and shampoos still contain traces of a cancer-causing petrochemical that federal health officials have expressed concerns about for more than 20 years, according to test results announced recently by environmental activists.
All 18 children’s and adult products tested in a laboratory contained 1,4-Dioxane, and three had concentrations that exceeded the Food and Drug Administration’s recommended limit, says the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a San Francisco-based coalition of eight national environmental and health advocacy groups.