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iPhone Battery Cases Recalled – Fire Safety Risk

In Uncategorized on December 6, 2011 at 2:08 am

Battery cases make great accessories for the iPhone and iTouch.

 

two brands of iPhone battery cases have been recalled as problems with internal parts have been discovered. To avoid risks of overheating and possible fire, use of these cases should be discontinued immediately. The first recall involves the Rocketfish RF-KL12, designed for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS.

The model has been discontinued, however 31,000 units were sold at Best Buy in the US. Another 1,000 units were sold through FutureShop in Canada. Best Buy, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada have initiated the recall, with Rocketfish owners being offered gift cards upon returning the battery case for $70 US or $105 Canadian. There are 14 reported incidents of the Rocketfish overheating.

Mophie Juice Pack Air models with specific serial numbers have also been recalled. Only those battery cases with serial numbers starting with TR113 through TR120 are affected, and owners can expect to receive a replacement unit from Mophie if they contact the company. CPSC and Health Canada blame a faulty integrated circuit switch which can overheat in the Juice Pack Air. There have been 110 reports of the battery case becoming warm to the touch and 44 reports of the case deforming due to excessive heat.

 

Source: http://www.iphonefaq.org/archives/971677

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Front Row recalls grape tomatoes because of possible Salmonella contamination

In Uncategorized on December 5, 2011 at 5:37 pm

From al.com:

Front Row Produce of St. Louis, Mo., is recalling its 10 ounce pint and 10 pound bulk grape tomatoes because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, according to the FDA.

Front Row Produce of St. Louis MO is recalling its 10oz pint and 10lb bulk grape tomatoes supplied by Rio Queen Citrus, Mission TX, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The recalled 10oz pint and 10lb bulk grape tomatoes were distributed throughout Missouri and Illinois to foodservice distributors and retail stores.

The product for retail sale is packaged in a 10-ounce, clear plastic package marked with a Front Row Produce “Grape Tomatoes” label on the top of the package.  Currently, the lot number does not appear on the clear plastic package but it does appear on the case label.  The lot numbers on the cases containing the 10-oz. packages are 2310802, 2310405, or 2510401.   The 10lb bulk grape tomatoes are packaged for wholesale in a plain brown cardboard box labeled only with lot # 2310801.

As of 12/1/2011, all shipments of Front Row Produce Grape Tomatoes packaged in clear 10-oz. plastic packages sold in retail stores will now have a green lot number sticker placed on the bottom side of each package.  The lot number will consist of a 7-digit number used to aid in identifying specific shipments of product.  Any packages that do not contain this green sticker should be considered suspect and under recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The contamination was noted after random testing by Rio Queen Citrus, Mission TX, revealed the presence of Salmonella in some 20lb bulk containers.

Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

 

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