Consumer Ally's Recall Roundup: Smoked Salmon, Night-Lights, Heaters, Vacuums and More
Here is this week's roundup of recalls:
- Tech 4 Kids is recalling Outer Edge Snow Bikes in the U.S. and Canada that were sold in stores including Costco and Walmart because their front skis can break, the CPSC said.
- American Tack & Hardware Co. Inc. (AmerTac) recalled about 261,000 LED night-lights after almost 20 reports of them smoking, burning and melting, and in one case, burning a consumer, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
- St. James Smokehouse Inc. recalled one lot of its Scotch Reserve Whiskey & Honey Smoked Scottish Salmon that was sold in The Fresh Market stores in 20 states after a sample tested positive for listeria monocytogenes contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. No one has reported getting sick from eating the smoked salmon. Listeria can cause a potentially life-threatening infection in young children and those with compromised immune systems and even normally healthy consumers can suffer from a fever, headaches, stomach pain, diarrhea and other ailments. Included in the recall is the lot code 5797 with the batch code 4759 and UPC number 853729001151. Consumers should return the smoked salmon to the store for a refund. Call St. James Smokehouse at (305) 461-0231 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Eastern Time.
- BioSan Laboratories recalled products sold under the Essentials, RightFood, Therapeutix Cardio Strength and Innate Cardio Response brands of health supplements because they may contain soy flour that was not listed on the labels, the FDA said. So far, no one has gotten sick from using the 31 products included in the recall. The FDA lists the recalled supplements which were sold nationwide.
- Lasko Products is recalling about 107,500 portable electric heaters, sold years ago at Sam's Club and other retailers, because they can overheat, CPSC said.
- Hoover Inc. recalled about 142,000 Hoover WindTunnel Canister Vacuums sold several years ago after 69 reports of them overheating or shorting, even when turned off,
- Escalade Sports recalled about 4,600 of its Oasis Playsets because the swing seats can crack and break, dumping kids on the ground, CPSC said.
- PD Sixty Distributor Inc. recalled about 3,000 Creative Heating Solutions portable space heaters because the units can overheat and catch fire, the CPSC said. The heaters were sold at Hancock Fabrics stores nationwide and by America's Sewing Machine Co. from October 2008 through March 2009 for between $380 and $480. The CPSC lists the model numbers included in the recall. Consumers should stop using the heaters and call PD Sixty at (866) 367-4538.
- Miki House USA Inc. recalled about 10 child's windbreaker jackets because they have drawstrings in the hoods. the CPSC said. The jackets sold were red, blue and multicolored in sizes 12 months to 4T. The style number is 11-3706-730 and is printed on the price ticket and washing instruction tag. The jackets were sold at Bloomingdale's Department Store in New York from Aug. 2010 through November 2010 for about $80 each. Consumers should remove the drawstrings and contact Miki House USA at (877) 747-7653 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays Eastern Time.
- Tyco Safety Products Westminster recalled about 540 Simplex Fire Alarm Control Panels because the panel can fail to send a signal to alert monitoring centers, the CPSC said. So far, no one has been hurt, but the company has two reports of alarms not signaling. The panels were sold by SimplexGrinnell from May 2010 to September 2010 for between $10,000 and $20,000. The CPSC lists instructions on how to determine if a panel is involved in the recall. Building managers can contact SimplexGrinnell for a free software upgrade at (866) 565-6322.
- Food company f'real foods recalled one lot of its f'real Strawberry Banana Smoothies in the 10-ounce container because the mixture may contain peanuts, the FDA said. Included in the recall is lot number 06/21/2012 which was sold in 10 states: New Jersey, Tennessee, Georgia, Oregon, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. The FDA lists the UPC code and time stamp. Consumers should take the smoothies mix back to the store for a refund. Call f'real at (877) 367-7325 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Qualitest Pharmaceuticals recalled certain lots of its Hydrocodone Bitartrateand Acetaminophen tablets and its Phenobarbital tablets because one bottle of the Hydrocodone tablets was found with a Phenobarbital label, said the FDA. So far, no consumers have reported getting sick from taking the mislabeled medicine. The FDA lists lot numbers included in the recall. The medicine was sold nationwide and in Puerto Rico at wholesale and retail pharmacies. Consumers can call Qualitest at (800) 444-4011.
- Rouses Markets recalled yellow fin tuna steaks with a UPC code beginning with 208732 and sell-by dates between Dec. 1, 2010, and Jan. 27, 2011, because of possibly high levels of histamine, which can cause an allergic reaction in some consumers, the FDA said. There have been reports of two consumers having reaction after eating the tuna. Consumers can return the tuna steaks for a refund. Call Rouses Markets at (800) 688-5998 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays Eastern Time.
- Simmons' Barbecue Inc. recalled about 4,689 pounds of barbecue pork products because they contained whey that wasn't listed on the labels, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Inspection and Safety Service. The products were shipped to wholesalers that distribute to restaurants in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. The USDA lists the products included in the recall.
- American Food Service recalled about 3,170 pounds of fresh ground beef and beef patties that were shipped to restaurants in southern California because they may be contaminated with e. coli, the USDA said. E. coli can cause a possibly life-threatening infection in young children and those with weakened immune systems. The USDA lists the products included in the recall.
- Beverage maker f'real foods expanded its recall of strawberry banana smoothie mix to include 23 more states and Washington, D.C. where the product was sold. A single lot of the mix was recalled because it may contain peanuts that weren't listed on the label. States added to the recall are Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin.