Recall Roundup: Nov. 4, 2011
Every Friday, we here at ConsumerBell like to round up the biggest product recalls of the week and throw them all together into one convenient cornucopia of product safety information. We call it the Recall Roundup and it’s just one of the ways we’re making safety easier.
November is here, fall is in the air and football season is well underway. Know anyone hitting the gridiron this weekend? Let them know about this recall of more than 540,000 Under Armour chinstraps that have sharp metal snaps that pose a laceration hazard to other players.
Any Boy Scouts out there getting prepared for thecold, wet winter weather? Earn your product safety badge by making sure your Cub Scout Wind Tech Jacket isn’t part of this recall. The jackets have retractable cords at the hood and waist, which can pose a strangulation hazard to children.
When my wife tells me I need to dress sharp, I’m pretty sure she’s not talking about the laceration hazard posed by this IKEA wardrobe. The Mirror Doors to the PAX AURLAND Wardrobe were recalled this week because the glass can unexpectedly detach from the door and shatter.
Make sure playtime is safe by following up on this week’s recalls of Disney Fairies Plastic Racing Trikes sold at Target stores and Toulouse-LapTrec Magnetic Sketchboards that pose a choking hazard to young children.
More Drop-Side Cribs were recalled this week due to entrapment and fall hazards – this time from the Dutailier brand out of Quebec, Canada. Find the various models involved in the recall in our marketplace.
It was a relatively good week for food safety with no recalls due to Salmonella, Listeria or E. colicontamination. However, we did see several recalls due to undeclared ingredients, which can pose problems for those with food allergies.
Eating Right Soy Protein Burgers were recalled because they inadvertently contained Veggie Burgers, which contain milk. Pacific Oyster Company recalled Nate’s Spiced Prawns because they contain undeclared sulfites.
Approximately 85,000 decorative tins of Rich Fields Butter Cookies were recalled due to contamination with Bacillus cereus, a nasty organism that can cause all sorts of unpleasant symptoms. The cookies were sold exclusively at Rite Aid stores nationwide.
Consumers will want to avoid this lot of Bio Gaudiano Organic Olives Stuffed with Almondsfrom Italy which were distributed to retailers in Massachusetts. The olives may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause the potentially fatal form of food poisoning, Botulism.
Windsor Quality Food Co. recalled more than 11,000 pounds of Chicken Pot Pie Empanadasafter a customer found pieces of plastic inside the product.
Approximately 8,888 pounds of Frozen Meat and Poultry Pies shipped to restaurants were recalled by Original Fried Pies Inc. for containing sodium benzoate, a preservative that is not approved for use in meat and poultry products.
Did any of these recalled products end up in your household? Let us know in the comments.