Recall Roundup: Multivitamins, American Girl Bracelets, Dog Chews and More
Here is this week's roundup:
- US Nutrition is recalling its Daily Multiple for Women 50+ tablets sold nationwide under such store brands as CVS and Walmart's Equate brand because the vitamins may contain fish gelatin not listed on the labels, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. People who are allergic to fish could have a life-threatening reaction if they take the vitamins. So far, no one has reported getting sick from taking the vitamins. The FDA lists the products, lot numbers and UPC codes for the vitamins included in the recall. Consumers should return the vitamins to the store. Call the company at (888) 534-6370 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. EST.
- EKSuccess Brands recalled about 75,000 American Girl Crafts Pearly Beads & Ribbon Bracelets kits because some of the bead coatings contain excessive levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. So far, no one has been hurt. Included in the recall are the kits with the SKU number 30-585331, which is located in the lower right corner of the package's back. Each kit contains 56 pieces. The beads are pink, blue, orange and white; some pink beads have darker pink butterflies imprinted on them. The ribbons in the kit are orange, red, blue and purple.The kits were sold at Michaels stores and other retailers nationwide from September 2009 through June 2011 for about $8 each. Consumers should call the company for a refund at (855) 535-2099 Mondays through Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST. and Fridays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. EST.
- MGA Entertainment recalled about 6,200 Bratz Makeup Design Sketch Books because they could be contaminated with staphylococcus warneri and staphylococcus intermedius in the eye shadow portion of the book, the FDA said. Both bacteria could cause an eye infection that could lead to sight complications. So far, no one has reported getting sick from using the books that were sold nationwide and online. Books included in the recall have the UPC code 0-35051-50478-8 and the product number 504788. Consumers should call the company at (800) 222-4685 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. EST for information on a refund.
- Bravo! is recalling its Bravo! Pig Ears Chews in the 50-count bulk box of oven-roasted pig ears because they could be contaminated with salmonella, the FDA said. So far the company hasn't received any reports of either pets or people being sickened from the chews. Included in the recall are the boxes of chews with the product code 75-121, Lot 12-06-10. The dog chews were sold on the East and West Coasts between January 1, 2011, and February 28, 2011. Consumers should return the chews to the store for a refund. Call the company at (866) 922-9222 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
- Kashi recalled 11,000 cases of its frozen pizzas because there could be pieces of plastic in the crusts, the company said.
- Husqvarna recalled about 1,600 TuffTorq yard tractors because the brakes can fail. So far no one has been hurt, said the U.S Consumer Products Safety Commission. Included in the recall are the yard tractors with the TuffTorq K46LD trans axle with the model numbers YTH23V42LS and YTH24V48LS and serial numbers ranging from 050110A001000 to 123110D999999. The first six digits of the serial number are a date code. Model and serial information are both located on a plate attached to the seat's underside. The tractors were sold between May 2010 and December 2010 for between $2,300 and $2,800. Consumers should call Husqvarna for a repair at (877) 257-6921 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST.
- Quality Bicycle Products recalled about 100 Civia Loring bicycle carrier racks because the mounting bracket can crack and break and fall into the bike's front wheel, creating a falling hazard to the rider. The CPSC said there has been one report of the bracket breaking and the rider falling and suffering minor cuts. The racks were sold from December 2009 through February 2011 for about $175. Consumers should return the racks to the store for a refund or replacement. Call the company at (877) 311-7686 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. EST.
- Venmar Ventilation Inc. recalled about 1,400 air exchangers because the motors can overheat; the company has received nine reports of the motors catching fire in incidents in other countries, the CPSC said. The air exchangers were made between 1996 and 2001 and have brand and model numbers printed on the unit's rating plate or on its side. The CPSC lists the brands and model numbers included in the recall. The units were sold for between $350 and $850. Consumers should call Venmar for an inspection and repair at (866) 441-4645 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
- Simply Thick LLC recalled its thickening gel products made at a Stone Mountain, Ga., plant since June 1, 2009, because the plant didn't file paperwork with the FDA that showed the steps it took to ensure bacteria was destroyed during the manufacturing process, the FDA said. The FDA lists the products affected by the recall and how to tell if the product is included in the recall. Consumers who have the recalled gels should call the company for a refund or exchange at (800) 205-7115 or e-mail the firm.
- American Regent recalled its Methyldopate HCL Injection, USP, 250mg/5mL, Single Dose Vials with lot number 0152 because there could be glass flakes in the vials, the FDA said. The injection is used to treat hypertension. Consumers can call the company at (877) 788-3232 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. EST.
- Global Wellness LLC recalled two lots of its Via Xtreme Ultimate Sexual Enhancer Dietary Supplement for men because the lots contain contains sulfoaildenafil methanesulfonate, sulfosildenafil and dimethylsildenafil analogs of sildenafil, which are used to treat erectile dysfunction, the FDA said. The ingredients aren't listed on the product label, and the FDA said the ingredients could interact with other prescription drugs and lower blood pressure to dangerously low levels. Included in the recall are lots 809013 and 806030. Consumers can call the company at (954) 922-1133 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST for instructions on the return process.