Archive for Product Recalls – Page 2

Haier America, LLC recently issued a voluntary recall of their 42-inch LED TVs with the Consumer Product Safety Commission due to a defect in the TV’s support.  The stand which the TV rests upon can break, causing the television to tip over and crash, potentially causing injury.  There have been over 180 reported cases of the stand breaking, though no injuries have been reported yet.  If you own one of the effected TVs, contact Haier America for a free replacement stand.

For more information, see: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13002.html

National chain Trader Joe has issued a recall on its brand of creamy peanut butter after it has been linked to 29 cases of salmonella across 18 states.  The FDA and Center for Disease Control conducted an investigation after a string of Salmonella outbreaks and determined the source was from Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter.  It is unknown if Alabama is on the unreleased list of reported states, but North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island have each independently reported incidents through their health departments.  If you believe you have infected peanut butter, stop using it and return it to the store promptly for a refund.

Hydrocodone Recall

A voluntary recall has been issued for the popular painkiller, Hydrocodone Acetaminophen 10mg/500mg, manufactured by Watson Labrotories, Inc.  Complaints that the pills were a darker, heavier shade than usual lead to the discovery that the medication contains higher levels of Acetaminophen and narcotic than normal.  Overdosing Acetaminophen has a high risk of liver damage, especially in people who drink 3 or more alcoholic beverages a day.  The effected pills were distributed from 6/27/12 to 7/18/12 and have “Watson 540” on one side of the tablet.  No injuries have been reported, but the danger to the liver would be hard to detect.  For more information, call 1-800-272-5525.

Power Strip Recall

About 14,000 power strips have been recalled because the electrical wires are reversed on the power-strip receptacles, posing a risk of electrical shock. This recall only effects Legrand Under Cabinet Power and Lighting four outlet power strips. The strips were sold from January 2011 until June 2012 on Amazon.com, Home Depot, and Ace Hardware.  Power strips that have a star symbol printed in black ink on the packaging and on the back cover of the power strip are not included in this recall.

Blinds Recalled after Cord Strangles Infant

Blinds Xpress is recalling 450,000 of its blinds after a 2 year old girl was strangled in the loop of a vertical blind cord.  This recall effects 139,000 custom vertical blinds and 315,000 horizontal blinds.  The blinds were sold from January 1995 to December 2011.  Customers should immediately stop using the blinds and should go to www.windowcoverings.org to receive a free repair kit.

Mangos Possibly Infected with Salmonella Recalled

The FDA has announced an immediate recall on the whole Daniella brand of mangoes sold between July 12 and August 27 in South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennesse due to a possible Salmonella contamination.  The infected mangoes were imported from Mexico and sold as individual fruit.  They can be identified by the Daniella brand sticker and the UPC code:  0-00000-04051.  There have been no reported cases of illness as a result of the contaminated fruit, but Salmonella is a potentially fatal infection, especially in children and the elderly.  If you have bought mangos in the effected states but cannot find a sticker, call the store you bought them from and ask for sourcing information.