Product Recall Updates
Chocolatey Chocolate Chip Raw Organic Food Bars Recall
Washington, D.C.- infoZine- Organic Foor Bar, Inc. of Fullerton, CA is recalling the specific listed lost og Chocolatey Chocolate Chip RAW Organic Food Bars listed below, because they may contain undeclared peanut proteins. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life- threatening allergic reaction if they consume these lots of products below.
RAW Organic Food Bar Chocolatey Chocolate Chip was distributed nationally in USA and Canada. The product reached consumers through retail stores, mail order, direct delivery etc. The affected products listed below were shipped in 12 pack cartons to each outlet or direct to consumers.
Lot #3071210, exp. 12 Jul 2011 – UPC 873521000220 – RAW Organic Food Bar Chocolatey Chocolate Chip
Lot #2071210, exp. 12 Jul 2011 – UPC 873521000220 – RAW Organic Food Bar Chocolatey Chocolate Chip
Lot # 02081610, exp. 08/11 – UPC 873521000220 – RAW Organic Food Bar Chocolatey Chocolate Chip
Lot #01081610, exp. 08/11 – UPC 873521000220 – RAW Organic Food Bar Chocolatey Chocolate Chip
Lot #04092710 exp. 27 Sep 2011 – UPC 873521000220 – RAW Organic Food Bar Chocolatey Chocolate Chip
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product contained peanut allergen through cross contamination of raw materials. The firm is investigating if the affected products contained peanut allergen through cross contamination of raw materials by one of our vendors since at the time we were a peanut free facility. We have since changed our suspected vendor of cashew butter and our new vendor has dedicated cashew line and claims no chance of cross contamination.
Consumers who have purchased RAW Organic Food Bar Chocolatey Chocolate Chip with the lot # and exp dates mentioned above are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may also contact the company at 1 800 246 4685, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
McDonald’s Recalls Movie Shrek Themed Drinking Glasses Due to Potential Cadmium Risk
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today 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.
Name of Product: “Shrek Forever After 3D” Collectable Drinking Glasses
Units: About 12 million
Manufacturer: ARC International, of Millville, NJ.
Distributor: McDonald’s Corp., Oakbrook, Ill.
Hazard: The designs on the glasses contain cadmium. Long term exposure to cadmium can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The “Shrek Forever After 3D” collectable drinking glass are 16 ounce glasses that came in four designs, Shrek, Fiona, Puss n’ Boots, and Donkey.
Sold exclusively at: McDonald’s restaurants nationwide from May 2010 into June 2010 for about $2.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: McDonald’s is asking consumers to immediately stop using the glasses out of an abundance of caution and return the glasses to any McDonald’s for a refund of $3 each.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact McDonald’s toll-free at (800) 244-6227 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.mcdonalds.com
Note: CPSC was made aware of issues with this product through the Office of Congresswoman Jackie Speier from California.
CPSC Announces Voluntary Recalls to Repair Millions of Roman Shades and Roll Up Blinds by Multiple Firms
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing that multiple firms are recalling millions of units of Window coverings, including Roman shades and roll-up blinds. These window coverings present a serious risk of strangulation to young children.
CPSC has received reports of five deaths and 16 near strangulations in Roman shades since 2006 and three deaths in roll-up blinds since 2001. Strangulations in Roman shades occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the back side of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck. Strangulations in roll-up blinds occur when the lifting loop slides off the side of the blind and a child’s neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop or if a child places his/her neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material.
The recalled Roman shades and roll up blinds were sold by a variety of manufacturers and retailers, including major discount department stores, home improvement stores and window covering manufacturers and retailers. Remedies vary among firms from repair kits to refunds.
“Parents need to make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of their window coverings”, said Chairman Inez Tenenbaum. “Avoid these deadly dangers by getting the repair kit or installing cordless window coverings in all homes where small children live or visit.”
To help prevent child strangulation in window coverings, CPSC and the Window Covering Safety Council urge parents and caregivers to follow these guidelines:
- Examine all shades and blinds in the home. Make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side or back of the product. CPSC recommends the use of cordless window coverings in all homes where children live or visit.
- Do not place cribs, beds and furniture close to windows with corded window coverings because children can climb on them and gain access to the cords.
- Make loose cords inaccessible.
- If the window shade has looped bead chains or nylon cords, install tension devices to keep the cord taut.
Tike Tech Recalls Jogging Strollers Due to Strangulation Hazards
Name of product: Tike Tech Single City X3 and X3 Sport Jogging Strollers
Units: About 800
Manufacturer: Tike Tech Ltd., of Toronto, Ontario
Hazard: The opening between the grab bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck by the grab bar, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed. When using a stroller, parents and caregivers are encouraged to always secure children by using the safety harness and never to leave them unattended. To learn more about the importance of stroller safety, download CPSC’s safety alert: www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5096.pdf.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves the grab bar on Tike Tech Single City X3 and X3 Sport strollers. “Tike Tech” is printed on the footrest and on the back of the stroller on the left and right sides. The ID codes are located on the interior left side frame. The following ID codes are included in this recall:
The grab bar is optional and can be removed from the stroller.
Sold at: Juvenile product stores nationwide and websites including www.amazon.com from October 2009 through February 2010 for about $300.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the grab bar from the stroller and contact Tike Tech to receive a free replacement grab bar.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tike Tech at (800) 296-4602 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit firm’s website at www.tiketech.com.
Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11002.html
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx
Reuters is reporting a voluntary recall of Drop-Side cribs from Pottery Barn. It affects approximately 82,000 cribs. Here’s the story:
Reuters) – Pottery Barn Kids voluntarily recalled 82,000 drop-side cribs on Wednesday, as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission proposed a ban on such products that it said had suffocated or strangled 32 babies or toddlers in the last decade.
The recall by the Williams-Sonoma Inc unit affects cribs sold from January 1999 through March 2010, priced at $300 to $600.
The cribs’ drop-sides can detach when hardware breaks, creating a space into which a child can become entrapped, which can lead to suffocation, the CPSC said in a statement on its website (here).
The CPSC said in the statement that it and Pottery Barn Kids have received 36 reports of drop sides malfunctioning or detaching, resulting in seven minor injuries in children.
This is the 12th U.S. recall of drop-side cribs in the past five years, involving more than 7 million units, the CPSC said.
The CPSC’s proposal would ban the sale of all drop-side cribs from the United States, and require their removal from hotels, motels and day care centers. The ban would also require stronger mattress supports in cribs.
From January 2000 through May 2010, the CPSC had received reports of 32 infant and toddler suffocation and strangulation deaths and hundreds of incidents caused by or related to drop-side detachments in cribs by various manufacturers, it said in a May statement on its website (here).
The CPSC received an additional 14 reports of infant fatalities due to entrapment in cribs that could be related to a drop side, it said in the May statement.
“Chairman Inez Tenenbaum has made a promise to consumers that we will have the new rules approved by the end of the year,” subject to a 75-day public comment period, said Scott Wolfson, the CPSC’s director of public affairs.
“The industry is already moving away from the manufacturing (of drop-side cribs),” said Wolfson. “Our rules would have an impact on the retail side.”
Other bans by the CPSC include barring the sale of lawn darts and banning lead in candle wicks.
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