Recall Roundup: Cucumbers, Tires, Cars, Lawn Mowers and More
Here is this week's roundup:
- L&M Cos. Inc. recalled about 1,590 cartons of whole cucumbers sold under the Nature's Delight brand because they could be contaminated with salmonella, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Salmonella can cause a potentially life-threatening infection in the very young, frail or elderly as well as diarrhea, nausea and other symptoms in normally healthy people. The cartons were sent to wholesalers in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, New York and Tennessee, and one retailer with distribution centers in Mississippi, Nebraska, Texas and Wyoming. The company said the cucumbers may have been redistributed to other states as well. The cartons have the lot number PL-RID-002990 on them. Consumers can call the company at (919) 981-8003 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST for more information.
- Continental Tire recalled nearly 391,000 tires -- most of which were sold on new 2008 and 2009 Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks -- because the tires may wear unevenly, which could lead to a separation of the belt edges, increasing the risk of a crash, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency lists the tire numbers affected by the recall on its site. Continental will notify owners and replace the tires. Consumers can call the company at (888) 799-2168.
- The Toro Co. recalled about 23,000 snowblowers and 6,200 lawn mowers in the United States and Canada because the carburetors on both develop fuel leaks and can ignite when exposed to an ignition source, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The company has received about 500 reports of leaks, but there were no reports of fires or injuries. The CPSC lists the serial numbers included in the recall. Consumers should contact a Toro Service Dealer for a repair. Call the company at (877) 738-4440 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST.
- Amid a new round of recalls of medical disinfecting wipes, an FDA inspection report of a pair of businesses at the center of the recalls detailed manufacturing violations that prompted the agency to seize more than $6 million in medical products at its Hartland, Wis., facilities.
- Jonathans Sprouts expanded its recall of alfalfa sprout products to include all its alfalfa products because they may be contaminated with salmonella, the FDA said. The FDA lists the products included in the recall. The products containing alfalfa sprouts were distributed in Connecticut, Deleware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. The sprout products were sold in the following stores: A&P, Grand Union, Stop & Shop, Shaws, Hannaford, Donnelans, Foodmaster, Truccis and Roche Brothers. Consumers can return the products for a refund. Call the company at (508) 763-2577.
- Nissan North America Inc. recalled almost 196,000 Nissan Pathfinders and Infiniti QX4s because road salt used in 20 northern states and Washington, D.C., during the winter can corrode part of the sport utility vehicle's strut housing.
- Toyota recalled about 51,000 of its 2011 model year Tundra trucks because part of the rear drive shaft can break.
- Heartland America recalled 5,850 wooden stools because the legs and seats can crack and break, spilling a consumer onto the floor, the CPSC said. The company has received 11 reports of the stools breaking, including seven reports of injuries (one person suffered a cut to the head). The stools were sold through the Heartland America catalog and website from June 2010 through February 2011 for about $30 each. Consumers should return the stools for a refund. Call the company at (800) 398-8163 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST.
- Simple Foods recalled its Carob Brown Rice Crunch Squares and its Carob Mint Miniatures because they contain milk that isn't listed on the packaging, the FDA said. The recalled crunch squares are packaged in an uncoded 1.6 ounce cellophane package with a UPC code of 36664-00300. The recalled mint miniatures are in an uncoded 5.5 ounce cardboard box. Both products were sold at various health food stores in New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Consumers can call the company at (716) 743-8850.
- Elsie Grace's Dry Food Co. recalled certain dip mix and soup mix products because they may contain milk, soy or wheat not listed on the packaging, the FDA said. The mixes were sold in gift shops and groceries in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and West Virginia. The FDA lists the products affected by the recall; consumers can return them for a refund. Call the company at (785) 292-4438 weekdays between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST.
- The Raymond-Hadley Corp. recalled certain varieties of Better Batter brand baking mixes because they could contain milk that isn't listed on the label, the FDA said. The mixes were distributed throughout the United States and Canada in stores, by mail order and direct delivery. The FDA lists the products affected by the recall; consumers can return the products for a refund. Call the company at (800) 252-2220 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST.
- American Regent recalled its Ammonium Molybdate Injection, USP (Molybdenum 250mcg/10mL) 10mL Single Dose Vial NDC 0517-6610-25, with a lot number 9409 and an expiration date of June 2011 because some vials had particulates in them, the FDA said. The injections are used as supplements for those fed intravenously. The vials were distributed to wholesalers and distributors nationwide. Consumers can call the company at (877) 778-3232 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. EST.
- Ducduc recalled 330 fixed-side cribs because the bottom rails can separate from the sides, creating a risk that children could be trapped or fall, the CPSC said. While the company has received five reports of the rails separating, no one has been hurt. The CPSC lists the item codes of those cribs affected by the recall. The cribs were sold in New York, online and in specialty stores and through interior designers nationwide from January 2009 through February 2011 for between $1,500 and $1,800. Consumers should call the company for a repair kit at (212) 226-1868 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
- Tri City Cheese and Meats Inc. recalled 87 pounds of teriyaki flavor kippered turkey and beef products because they contain both wheat and soy that weren't listed on the label, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. The USDA lists the product names and sell-by dates affected by the recall on its site. Consumers can call the company at (989) 686-3210.