Category Archives: Product Safety Recalls

FDA warns against eating Fresh Express brand Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits

Investigation of E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Linked to Salad Mix, November 2019

FDA warns against eating Fresh Express brand Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits.
December 9, 2019
Recommendation
FDA, CDC, U.S. state health authorities and Canadian federal partners are investigating an outbreak of illnesses in the U.S. and Canada caused by E. coli O157:H7. Epidemiologic information indicates that Fresh Express brand Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits are a likely source of this outbreak.
Consumers:
Consumers should not eat Fresh Express brand Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits with UPC 0 71279 30906 4, beginning with lot code Z, and a best before date up to and including 07DEC19. 
The Public Health Agency of Canada has also issued this guidance to consumers in Canada.
Restaurants and Retailers: 
Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell Fresh Express brand Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits with UPC 0 71279 30906 4, beginning with lot code Z, and a best before date up to and including 07DEC19.
Suppliers and Distributors: 
Suppliers, distributors and others in the supply chain should not ship or sell Fresh Express brand Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits with UPC 0 71279 30906 4, beginning with lot code Z, and a best before date up to and including 07DEC19.
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King Arthur Voluntary Recall Lot Code Updates

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On November 1, 2019, King Arthur Flour announced an update regarding specific lots of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (5 lb.) which were referenced in the October 3rd recall expansion.

King Arthur Flour, Inc. was notified by ADM Milling Co. that three additional product lot codes of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 5 lb. were omitted from the original data they provided for the press release on October 3, 2019. The additional lot codes and their corresponding “Best Used By” dates are listed below:

Best Used by Date 12/09/19: Lot codes L18A09A & L18A09C

Best Used by Date 01/08/20: Lot code A19A08A

This new information only applies to “Best Used By” dates already disclosed in the prior release. No additional Best Used By dates are introduced as a result of these three updated lot codes.

King Arthur Flour has not received any confirmed reports of illnesses to date related to this product.

Best Used By and Lot Code information can be found on the bottom of the ingredient side panel of the 5 lb. bag. Best Used By date and Lot Code, along with their location on the bag, must all match in order to represent flour affected by this recall.

Voluntarily Recalled Lot Codes as of November 1, 2019

King Arthur Flour Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 5 lb.

Best Used By: Lot Code
12/04/19 L18A04A
12/05/19 L18A05A, L18A05B, L18A05C
12/07/19 L18A07C
12/08/19 L18A08A, L18A08B
12/09/19 L18A09A, L18A09B, L18A09C
12/10/19 L18A10A
12/13/19 L18A13B, L18A13C
12/14/19 L18A14A, L18A14B, L18A14C
12/20/19 L18A20A, L18A20B, L18A20C
12/21/19 L18A21A
12/27/19 L18A27A, L18A27B, L18A27C
Best Used By: Lot Code
12/28/19 L18A28A
01/02/20 A19A02B, A19A02C
01/03/20 A19A03A, A19A03B, A19A03C
01/05/20 A19A05A, A19A05B
01/07/20 A19A07B, A19A07C
01/08/20* A19A08A
01/09/20 A19A09B
01/10/20 A19A10B
01/12/20 A19A12A
01/14/20 A19A14A, A19A14B, A19A14C
01/15/20 A19A15A, A19A15B

* The October 3 press release included an additional lot code for this date in error.

 

King Arthur Flour Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 25 lb. UPC: 071012012503 Costco only

Best Used By: 12/04/19, 12/10/19, 12/20/19, 01/07/20, 01/15/20

Subaru Issues Recall For Over 400,000 Impreza And Crosstrek Vehicles

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There are two large recalls starting December 13th for 2017-2019 Subaru Vehicles

The recall involves problems with engines in the Impreza and Crosstrek. You can check your vehicle VIN here to see if there is a recall for yours

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V743000

Manufacturer Subaru of America, Inc.

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 466,205

Summary

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Impreza and 2018-2019 Crosstrek vehicles. The Engine Control Module (ECM) may continue to power the ignition coil after the engine is shut off, which could result in a short circuit and blown fuse.

 

Remedy

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will update the ECM software and inspect and replace the ignition coil, as necessary, free of charge. In addition, on vehicles with confirmed ignition coil damage and a certain stored diagnostic trouble code (DTC), Subaru will replace the front exhaust pipe, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 13, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is WUQ-02.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
SUBARU CROSSTREK 2018-2019
SUBARU IMPREZA 2017-2019

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V744000

Manufacturer Subaru of America, Inc.

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 205,000

Summary

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Impreza and 2018 Crosstrek vehicles equipped with an aluminum Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve. The PCV valve may come apart, allowing the separated components to enter the engine, possibly resulting in a loss of power while driving.

 

Remedy

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the PCV valve, free of charge. If the PCV valve has separated and the components cannot be found, the engine will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 13, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is WUP-01.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
SUBARU CROSSTREK 2018
SUBARU IMPREZA 2017-2018

Contigo Recalls 5.7 Million Kids Water Bottles Sold At Costco, Walmart, And Other Retailers Due to Choking Hazard

Product Recalls

Name of product:
Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles
Hazard:

The water bottle’s clear silicone spout can detach, posing a choking hazard to children.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall date:
August 27, 2019
Units:
About 5.7 million (In addition, about 157,000 were sold in Canada and about 28,000 sold in Mexico)
Consumer Contact:

Contigo toll-free at 888-262-0622 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.gocontigo.com/recall or www.gocontigo.com and click on Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

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More details are available about this recall at the CPC website here. 

Disney Recalls the Forky 11” Plush Toy Due to Choking Hazard

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“I’m trash!” Forky says as he tries to hurl himself into the garbage during Disney’s “Toy Story 4.” His repeated attempts are one of the funniest parts of the movie.

This in-real-life Forky news isn’t a joke, though.

Disney issued a voluntary recall of its plush Forky toy Monday. The Consumer Products Safety Commission reported the googly eyes can detach and present a choking hazard to children younger than 3.

About 80,000 of the plush toys were sold in the U.S. The 11-inch dolls are further identifiable by pose able arms and a rainbow icon on top of one of the toy’s foot.

Plush Forky was sold at Disney Stores, Disney Theme Parks, shopdisney.com and through the Disney store on Amazon Marketplace from April to June for about $20.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and return it, said the Consumer Products Safety Commission. Disney said customers can get a full refund by visiting any North America Disney Store or Disney Theme Parks store, calling 866-537-7649, or emailing personal.shoppers@shopDisney.com.

Perrigo Issues Voluntary Recall For Parent’s Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder With Iron

Look for lot code C26EVFV on the bottom of the container.

Perrigo Company plc is issuing a voluntary nationwide recall of 35-ounce, 992-gram containers of Parent’s Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron. This product, sold exclusively at Walmart, is being recalled because of the potential presence of metal foreign matter in a single lot of the product (C26EVFV). The total number of containers affected by this recall is 23,388.

No adverse events have been reported to date, and the recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution stemming from a consumer report. No other products or retailers are affected by this recall.

Consumers who may have purchased the product should look for Lot Code C26EVFV with a “use by” date of February 26, 2021, which can be found on the bottom of the package. Any consumers who purchased the product should discontinue use and can visit any Walmart store for a refund.

Consumers with any health-related questions should contact their healthcare provider.

Consumers with questions about Parent’s Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron can contact Perrigo Consumer Affairs at 866-629-6181.

This recall is being conducted in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

About Perrigo
Perrigo Company plc is dedicated to making lives better by bringing high quality and affordable selfcare products that consumers trust everywhere they are sold. The Company is a leading provider of over-thecounter health and wellness solutions that enhance individual well-being by empowering consumers to proactively prevent or treat conditions that can be self-managed. Visit Perrigo online at http://www.perrigo.comExternal Link Disclaimer.

Public Health Alert Concerning Hepatitis A Virus Contamination of Kroger Brand Frozen Blackberries

Product safety recalls

June 7, 2019

Note: This product line is carried by Fred Meyer

The FDA is alerting consumers to a hepatitis A virus (HAV) contamination of frozen blackberries under the Kroger grocery store “Private Selection” brand. This contamination was discovered by the FDA as a part of an ongoing frozen berry sampling assignment. The FDA is advising consumers not to eat and to throw away frozen fruit purchased from Kroger and other retail locations packaged under Kroger’s “Private Selection” brand. Here are the recalled products:

  • PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN TRIPLE BERRY MEDLEY, 48 OZ (BEST BY: 07-07-20; UPC: 0001111079120);
  • PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN TRIPLE BERRY MEDLEY, 16 OZ (BEST BY: 06-19-20; UPC: 0001111087808);
  • PRIVATE SELECTION FROZEN BLACKBERRIES, 16 OZ (BEST BY: 06-19-20, 07-02-20; UPC: 0001111087809)
Kroger Brand Frozen Blackberries

These products are available at Kroger and other retail locations and have a two-year shelf life. The FDA is working with the manufacturer on this matter. This posting will be updated with new information as it becomes available. The FDA is continuing to investigate to determine whether there are other implicated products.

At this time, the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are not aware of any cases of hepatitis A linked to the consumption of Kroger Private Selection brand frozen blackberries. Hepatitis A virus (HAV) can result in a liver infection that may be inapparent. However, when symptoms occur, they can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. HAV is found in the stool and blood of people who are infected. HAV is spread when someone ingests the virus, usually through person-to-person contact or from eating contaminated food or drink. Contamination of food with the hepatitis A virus can happen at any point: growing, harvesting, processing, handling, and even after cooking.

Hepatitis A can have a long incubation period and can have serious health consequences for some people, especially those who are immune-compromised. People infected with HAV may not have symptoms until 15 to 50 days after exposure, which often makes it difficult to determine the exact exposure that led to illness. Symptoms may include fever, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes (known as jaundice), dark urine, and pale stool. Young children may not show symptoms of HAV infection.

The FDA recommends that consumers who consumed the frozen berries listed above and have not been vaccinated for HAV consult with their healthcare professional to determine whether post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is indicated. PEP may be recommended for unvaccinated people who have been exposed to HAV in the last two weeks; those with evidence of previous hepatitis A vaccination or previous hepatitis A infection do not require PEP.
Contact your healthcare provider if you think you may have become ill from eating frozen blackberries, or if you believe that you have eaten any of the frozen blackberry products noted above within the last two weeks.

The FDA encourages consumers with questions about food safety to call 1-888-SAFEFOOD Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern time, or to consult http://www.fda.gov.

Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ‘n Play Sleepers Due to Reports of Deaths

Product Safety

Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ‘n Play Sleepers Due to Reports of Deaths

Hazard: Infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, or under other circumstances.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher.

Consumer Contact: Fisher-Price online at www.service.mattel.com and click on “Recalls & Safety Alerts” or at 866-812-6518 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for more information.

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Recall Details

Units: About 4.7 million products

Description: This recall involves all Rock ‘n Play Sleepers.

Incidents/Injuries: Since the 2009 product introduction, over 30 infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, after the infants rolled over while unrestrained, or under other circumstances.

Sold at: Major retailers for approximately $40-149.

Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.

Manufactured in: China

This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About U.S. CPSC:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Related Links

http://www.cpsc.gov

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/fisher-price-recalls-rock-n-play-sleepers-due-to-reports-of-deaths#

Hill’s Pet Nutrition Expands Voluntary Recall of Select Canned Dog Food for Elevated Vitamin D

Product Safety

Elevated Amounts Of Vitamin D Possible In Hill’s Pet Foods.  This is an expansion of an earlier recall mentioned in this press release.

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Hill’s Pet Nutrition today announced it is expanding its recall of select canned dog food products due to elevated levels of vitamin D. This recall expansion was caused by the same vitamin premix received from a U.S. supplier that was the source of the January 31, 2019, recall and is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure, and dogs may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. When consumed at very high levels, vitamin D can in rare cases lead to potentially life threatening health issues in dogs, including renal dysfunction. Pet parents with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed and are exhibiting any of these signs should contact their veterinarian. In most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of feeding.

In the United States, the affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores and veterinary clinics nationwide. No dry foods, cat foods, or treats are affected.

Pet parents in the U.S. who purchased the product with the specific lot/date codes listed should discontinue feeding and dispose of those products immediately or return unopened product to your retailer for a refund. For more information, please contact Hill’s via our website or at 1-800-445-5777.

Impacted products outside of the United States will be subject to separate notices on the country-specific website. If you are outside of the United States, please check your own country’s Hill’s website for more information.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition learned of the potential for elevated vitamin D levels in some of our canned dog foods after receiving a complaint in the United States about a dog exhibiting signs of elevated vitamin D levels. Our investigation confirmed elevated levels of vitamin D due to a supplier error.

Following that recall, we conducted a detailed review of all canned dog foods potentially impacted by the vitamin premix with elevated levels of vitamin D. This review included: analyzing consumer complaints; reviewing veterinarian medical consultations; auditing our supplier; and reviewing our own manufacturing and quality procedures. We then did additional product testing to ensure we had taken all appropriate action. Our review determined that there were additional products affected by that vitamin premix, and it is for that reason that we are expanding the recall. Hill’s has received a limited number of complaints of pet illness related to some of these products.

As a company, and as pet parents ourselves, we deeply regret the concern that this recall and subsequent expansion have caused pet parents and any possible effect the recalled foods may have had on pets. We are committed to doing more to uphold the standards of pet care that pet parents and veterinarians expect of us to earn back their trust.

For further information, please contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. at 1-800-445-5777 every day during the hours of 7am-7pm (CST) or at contactus@hillspet.com. Information can also be found at www.hillspet.com/productlist

Items marked with a * are new products that were added to the list on March 20, 2019.

Product Name SKU Number Date Code / Lot Code
*Hill’s Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care with Lamb Canned Dog Food, 13oz, 12-pack *2697 *102020T25
*Hill’s Science Diet Adult Perfect Weight Chicken & Vegetable Entrée dog food 12 x 12.8oz cans *2975 *092020T28
*Hill’s Prescription Diet c/d Multicare Urinary Care Chicken & Vegetable Stew Canned Dog Food, 5.5oz, 24-pack *3388 *102020T18
*Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat Canine Rice, Vegetable & Chicken Stew 24 x 5.5oz cans *3391 *092020T27
*Hill’s Prescription Diet r/d Canine 12 x 12.3oz cans *7014 *092020T28
*102020T27
*102020T28
*Hill’s Science Diet Adult Beef & Barley Entrée Canned Dog Food, 13oz, 12-pack *7039 *092020T31
*102020T21
*Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Healthy Cuisine Roasted Chicken, Carrots & Spinach Stew dog food 12 x 12.5oz cans *10449 *092020T28
*Hill’s® Science Diet Healthy Cuisine Adult Braised Beef, Carrots & Peas Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5oz, 12-pack *10451 *102020T28
Hill’s Prescription Diet c/d Multicare Urinary Care Chicken & Vegetable Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5 oz, 12-pack 3384 *092020T29
102020T10
102020T25
Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d Digestive Care Chicken & Vegetable Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5 oz, 12-pack 3389 *092020T28
*102020T24
*102020T25
102020T04
102020T10
102020T19
102020T20
Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 5.5oz 3390 102020T11
112020T23
122020T07
Hill’s Prescription Diet g/d Aging Care Turkey Flavor Canned Dog Food, 13 oz, 12-pack 7006 *092020T22
112020T19
112020T20
Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d Digestive Care with Turkey Canned Dog Food, 13 oz, 12-pack 7008 *092020T21
092020T30
102020T07
102020T11
112020T22
112020T23
Hill’s Prescription Diet w/d Digestive/Weight/Glucose Management with Chicken Canned Dog Food, 13 oz, 12-pack 7017 *102020T24
*102020T25
*112020T09
*112020T10
092020T30
102020T11
102020T12
Hill’s Science Diet Adult Chicken & Barley Entrée Canned Dog Food, 13 oz, 12-pack 7037 *092020T22
102020T13
102020T14
112020T23
112020T24
Hill’s Science Diet Adult Chicken & Beef Entrée Canned Dog Food, 13 oz, 12-pack 7040 *112020T10
*112020T11
102020T13
Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Beef & Barley Entrée Canned Dog Food, 13 oz, 12-pack 7056 *102020T28
092020T31
112020T20
112020T24
Hill’s Prescription Diet w/d Digestive/Weight/Glucose Management Vegetable & Chicken Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5 oz, 12-pack 10129 *112020T11
*112020T05
102020T04
102020T21
Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat Digestive Care Rice, Vegetable & Chicken Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5 oz, 12-pack 10423 *092020T27
*092020T28
*092020T24
102020T17
102020T19
112020T04
Hill’s Science Diet Healthy Cuisine Adult 7+ Braised Beef, Carrots & Peas Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5 oz, 12-pack 10452 *102020T28
102020T14
102020T21
Hill’s Prescription Diet z/d Canine 5.5 oz 5403 102020T17
112020T22
Hill’s Prescription Diet j/d Canine 13 oz 7009 112020T20
Hill’s Prescription Diet k/d Canine 13 oz 7010 102020T10
102020T11
Hill’s Prescription Diet z/d Canine 13 oz 7018 102020T04
112020T22
Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic + Mobility Canine Vegetable & Tuna Stew 12.5 oz 10086 102020T05
102020T26
Hill’s Prescription Diet Derm Defense Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5 oz 10509 102020T05
Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Small & toy Breed Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 5.8 oz 4969 102020T18
Hill’s Science Diet Puppy Chicken & Barley Entrée 13 oz 7036 102020T12
Hill’s Science Diet Adult Turkey & Barley Dog Food 13oz 7038 102020T06
Hill’s Science Diet Adult Light with Liver Dog Food 13oz 7048 112020T19
Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz 7055 092020T31
102020T13
Hill’s Science Diet® Adult 7+ Turkey & Barley Entrée 13oz 7057 112020T19
Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Youthful Vitality Chicken & Vegetable Stew dog food 12.5oz 10763 102020T04
102020T05
112020T11

Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Propane Torches and Flashlights

Product Recalls

1. Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Propane Torches Due to Burn Hazard:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Harbor-Freight-Tools-Recalls-Propane-Torches-Due-to-Burn-Hazard

2. Harbor Freight Tools Recalls 12V Rechargeable Flashlights Due to Overheating and Burn Hazards: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Harbor-Freight-Tools-Recalls-12V-Rechargeable-Flashlights-Due-to-Overheating-and-Burn-Hazards
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1. Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Propane Torches Due to Burn Hazard:
Recall Date: February 27, 2019
Recall Number: 19-074
 
Recall Summary
 
Name of Product: 
Greenwood propane torches
 
Hazard: 
The trigger on the torches that engages the flame can fail to disengage when the trigger is no longer pressed, posing a burn hazard.
 
Remedy: Replace
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled torches and return them to any Harbor Freight Tools location for a free replacement propane torch.
 
Consumer Contact: 
Harbor Freight Tools at 800-444-3353 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT, email at recall@harborfreight.com or online at www.harborfreight.com and click on Recall Safety Information on the bottom of the homepage for more information.
 
 
 
Recall Details
 
Units: 
About 150,000

 
Description:
This recall involves two models of the Greenwood-branded propane torches. The torches with no igniter have SKU number 61589 and the torches with a push button igniter have SKU number 61595. The torches have a steel nozzle, a flow valve, a blue grip and a black or orange hose. The SKU number is printed on a sticker located on the pipe that leads to the nozzle on the product packaging and on the manual. Only propane torches that do not have markings on the handles or brass knobs are included in this recall.
Incidents/Injuries:
Harbor Freight has received two reports of the trigger failing to disengage, including one report of a burn injury.


Sold At:
Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide and online at www.harborfreight.com from November 2013 through October 2018 for between $20 and $30.

Importer(s):

Harbor Freight Tools, of Calabasas, Calif.

Distributor(s):

Harbor Freight Tools, of Calabasas, Calif.

Manufactured In:
China
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2. Harbor Freight Tools Recalls 12V Rechargeable Flashlights Due to Overheating and Burn Hazards: 
Recall Date: February 27, 2019
Recall Number: 19-073
 
Recall Summary
 
Name of product:
80 Lumen 12V Rechargeable Flashlights

Hazard:
The flashlight can overheat while charging, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled flashlights, and return them to any Harbor Freight Tools location for a refund in the form of a $5 Harbor Freight Tools gift card.
 
Consumer Contact: 
Harbor Freight Tools at 800-444-3353 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at recall@harborfreight.com or online at www.harborfreight.com and click on “Recall Safety Information” on the bottom of the homepage for more information.

Ford Announces Recall Of Almost 1.5 Million Trucks Over Transmission Issue

 

Product safety recalls

Ford has announced a recall of nearly 1.5 million trucks due to a transmission issue.

Ford Motor Co on Wednesday said it was recalling about 1.48 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America due to a transmission issue that could increase the risk of a crash.

Ford said select 2001-2013 model year trucks with six-speed automatic transmission could experience an unintended downshift into first gear without warning, which could result in the loss of vehicle control. Ford is aware of five accidents, including one report of whiplash potentially related to the issue.

You can visit the Ford Website Here to check your VIN number for the recall.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ford-motor-recall/ford-recalls-almost-1-5-million-f-150-pickups-in-north-america-for-transmission-issue-idUSKCN1Q21SC

Fisher-Price Recalls Children’s Power Wheels Barbie Campers – DeWALT Recalls Drills Due to Shock Hazard

Product safety recalls

  1. Fisher-Price Recalls Children’s Power Wheels Barbie Campers Due to Injury Hazard:

Recall Date: February 5, 2019

Recall Number: 19-058

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
Children’s Power Wheels Barbie Dream Campers

Hazard: 

The children’s ride-on Power Wheels can continue to run after the foot pedal is released, posing an injury hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately take the recalled Power Wheels away from children, stop using them and contact Fisher-Price for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: 

Fisher-Price at 800-348-0751 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.service.mattel.com and click on “Recalls & Safety Alerts” or www.fisher-price.com and click on “Recalls” for more information.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Fisher-Price-Recalls-Childrens-Power-Wheels-Barbie-Campers-Due-to-Injury-Hazard

Recall Details

Units:

About 44,000

 

Description:

This recall involves children’s Power Wheels Barbie Dream Campers with model number FRC29 with a grey foot pedal. The recalled ride-on vehicles are hot pink with blue accents and have the Barbie logo printed on the back. They are battery-operated and have a play kitchen, a fold out grill and pretend campfire. The model number is printed on a label under the hood.

Incidents/Injuries:

Fisher-Price has received 17 reports of the power wheels continuing to run after the foot pedal was released. No injuries have been reported.

Sold Exclusively At:

Walmart stores nationwide and online at Walmart.com from July 2018 through January 2019 for about $400.

Importer(s):

Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.

Manufactured In:

Mexico

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  1. DeWALT Recalls Drills Due to Shock Hazard:

Recall Date: February 5, 2019

Recall Number: 19-059

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
DEWALT DWD110 and DWD112 drills

Hazard:

The drill’s wiring can contact internal moving parts, posing a shock hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled drills and contact DeWALT to schedule a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact:

DeWALT toll-free at 855-752-5259 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, email at recall@sbdinc.com or online at www.dewalt.com and click on Service and Support then Safety Recall Notice for more information.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/DeWALT-Recalls-Drills-Due-to-Shock-Hazard

Recall Details

Units:

About 122,000 (in addition, about 8,000 were sold in Canada)

Description:

This recall involves the D e WALT DWD110 and DWD112 3/8-inch variable speed reversing drills. The drills are yellow with black accents and have a power cable connected at one end. Only drills with date codes 2017-37-FY through 2018-22-FY are affected. If the drill is marked with an “X” after the date code it has already been inspected and is not affected. The model number is located on a label on the right side of the drill. The date code is etched into the body of the drill below the label. Consumers whose drill does not have a date code, or who cannot locate the date code should contact the company.

Product Name UPC
D e WALT DWD110 885911037518
D e WALT DWD112 885911057319

Incidents/Injuries:
None reported

Sold At:

The Home Depot, Lowe’s and other hardware stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com and other online retailers, from September 2017 through November 2018 for between $60 and $70.

Manufacturer(s):

DEWALT Industrial Tool Company, of Towson, Md.

Manufactured In:

USA

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