Consumer Ally's Recall Roundup: Generators, Snowmobiles, Salsa and More
Here is this week's roundup of recalls:
- Certain Poulan Pro Generators made by Husqvarna Professional Products Inc. are recalled because the carburetor can fail and let gasoline leak, creating a fire hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the company has gotten four reports of fuel leaks, although so far no one has been hurt. About 600 generators were sold at Poulan Pro and Husqvarna dealers nationwide between July 2010 and September 2010 for between $600 and $1,000. CPSC lists the models included in the recall. Consumers should stop using the generators and call Husqvarna for a repair at (877) 257-6921 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday.
- A massive propane recall was launched after it was found that some of the fuel didn't have the additive that would allow people to smell a leak -- which creates an explosion risk, CPSC said.
- Arctic Cat recalled about 16,500 snowmobiles after getting 13 reports of suspension arms cracking, which could lead to a loss of control of the snowmobile, the CPSC said. No injuries or accidents have been reported. The recall involves all 2010 Arctic Cat Z1, TZ1, F, Bearcat, M and CF model snowmobiles -- sold nationwide from June 2009 through January 2011 for between $6,800 and $15,000. Consumers should stop using the snowmobiles and call an Arctic Cat dealer for a free repair. Call the company at (800) 279-6851 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Mama Rose's Gourmet Foods recalled some of its Cilantro Con Queso, Garlic Con Queso, Viper Venom Con Queso and Hopi Corn Salsa because they may be contaminated with clostridium botulinum, a bacteria that can potentially cause a life-threatening illness or death, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. The agency lists all the lot numbers, expiration dates and UPC codes affected by the recall. No illnesses have been reported from eating the food.
- IKEA is recalling about 128,000 of its "RUND" glass mugs after some shattered while being used, CPSC said.
- Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare recalled millions of packages of Tylenol, Benadryl, Sudafed and Sinutab over questions about machine cleanliness and labeling.
- About 38,000 Frontgate Closet Ladders were recalled after Frontgate received about 860 reports of the ladders breaking, including 28 consumers suffering cuts and bruises to knees, shins, ankles and feet, the CPSC said. The ladders were sold at Frontgate stores in Georgia, North Carolina and Ohio; in Frontgate and Sky Mall catalogs; and online from December 2005 through July 2010 for between $90 and $150. The CPSC lists the item numbers of the affected ladders.
- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals has stopped shipping Betaseron injection -- used to treat Multiple Sclerosis -- because it is packaged with an alcohol prep pad that has been recalled over potential bacteria contamination, the FDA said. Bayer said consumers who have the injection packages already should discard the prep pads and not use them.
- One Great Burger recalled possibly spoiled beef including boxes of Winn Dixie beefpatties sold at grocery stores in five states, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
- Toxic Waste's Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars was recalled because a test showed the candy contained potentially toxic levels of lead, the FDA said.
- Hawaii Business Group Inc., Barb's Favorite Recipes and Ohana Seafoods recalled Barb's Local Style Black Bean Sauce and Ohana Flavors Black Bean Sauce because they might be tainted with clostridium botulinum, which can potentially cause a fatal case of food poisoning. The FDA warned consumers not to eat the sauces even if they don't look or smell spoiled. The FDA lists the UPC numbers.
- Barrel O' Fun Snack Foods Co. recalled its Valu Time Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips in the 5-ounce bag with the UPC code of 11225-03388 because it contains milk that is not listed on the bag label, the FDA said. The chips were sold in grocery stores nationwide. So far, no allergic reactions have been reported from eating the chips. Consumers can return the chips to the store for a refund. Call the company at (800) 346-4910.
- Rich Products Corp. recalled its Sonny's Barbecue Deep Deveined Shrimp because it contain whey in its coating that is not listed on the package label, the FDA said. The shrimp was used exclusively at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurants. Consumers can call (800) 356-7094.
- United Food Group recalled about 7,875 pounds of ready-to-eat Angus Beef Patties that may be contaminated with listeria, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said. The meat was shipped to a California distributor that supplies institutions. The beef has already been consumed and the company has gotten no reports of illness from eating the meat.
- Colorado Meat Packers recalled 2,234 pounds of beef trim that was mislabeled and went out the door untested, the USDA said. The meat went to a federal facility in Colorado. There have been no reports of illnesses from eating the meat.
- Vacless Systems Inc. recalled certain Pool Safety Vacuum Release Systems because plastic inside the systems can cause them to fail and trap swimmers or bathers, the CPSC said. So far, no one has reports any incidents. About 1,600 were sold at pool and spa stores nationwide between July 2010 and September 2010 for between $480 and $719. The CPSC lists the serial numbers affected by the recall. Consumers can call Vacless Systems at (818) 899-1755 weekdays between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Schneider Electric recalled its Xantrex Grid Tie Solar Inverters because they can build up gas that can blow the wiring cover off the unit, possibly injuring consumers nearby, the CPSC said. The inverters are used to convert solar power to utility grid voltages -- allowing the consumer to send power in to the electrical grid. Schneider Electric has gotten five reports of the covers being blown off, but so far no injuries. The recall affects units sold through solar distributors and system integrators nationwide and in Canada from September 2005 through January 2011 for between about $2,500 and $4,000 each. The CPSC lists the parts numbers affected. Consumers should call an authorized dealer for a free repair. Call the company at (800) 714-7176 weekdays between 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Eco-Story recalled about 42,000 LED lamps sold to mostly restaurants from December 2007 through August 2010 because they can overheat, creating a fire risk. The company has received two reports of overheated lamps. No one has been hurt. The CPSC lists the lamps affected by the recall.