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FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Imported Canadian Ground Beef Patties

In Uncategorized on March 26, 2012 at 2:58 am

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing a public health alert for ground beef patties imported from Canada because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and may be associated with an illness in Canada.

FSIS was notified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency that ground beef patties associated with a Canadian health alert may have been exported to the United States. There has been one reported illness associated with ground beef product produced by the same establishment in Canada.

Products imported to the United States include: [View Labels(PDF Only)]

  • 10 lb. boxes of PRIME RIB BEEF PATTIES 8 oz, with product code 55317, and production code 11 NO 22
  • 10 lb boxes of PRIME RIB BEEF PATTIES 71g, with product code 55391 and bearing a production code of 11 SE 01 or 12 JA 04

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/NR_032412_01/index.asp

Adjustable Mattress Bases Recalled by Leggett & Platt Due to Fire Hazard

In Uncategorized on March 26, 2012 at 2:50 am

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Power foundations or adjustable bases for mattresses

Units: About 25,200

Manufacturer: Leggett & Platt, of Georgetown, Ky.

Hazard: Electrical components in the motor control board can fail and short causing overheating, which poses a fire hazard.

Incidents: The firm has received 29 complaints of overheating in the electronic motor control board located in a housing underneath the deck of the power foundation. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: The power foundations are motorized bed frames, controlled by handheld remotes, which enable the head and/or the foot of the bed mattress to be moved up and down. These power foundations were offered in all bed sizes and they were sold with handheld remote controls. The recalled models are “Titanium,” “Gold” and “Signature” by Leggett & Platt and other brands names including Interflex, American Signature, Spring Air, Sealy and Simmons. Since power foundations look very similar, consumers should identify their products by looking at the remote controls. The remotes controls are either black or dark gray and feature multiple buttons and a label with one of these brand names: Adjustables by Leggett & Platt, Interflex, American Signature, Sealy, Simmons or Spring Air. Photographs of these remotes and these labels can be viewed anytime at www.titaniumrecall.com. No other power foundations are involved in this recall.

Sold at: Mattress retailers nationwide from March of 2008 to October of 2011 for about $1,700 to $2,200.

Lacrosse Helmets Recalled by Easton Sports Due to Facial Injury Hazard

In Uncategorized on March 26, 2012 at 2:49 am

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Easton Raptor Lacrosse Helmets

Units: About 12,000

Importer: Easton Sports, of Scotts Valley, Calif.

Hazard: The chin bar can break, causing the wearer to suffer a jaw or facial injury.

Incidents/Injuries: Easton Sports has received six reports of the chin bar cracking or breaking on impact with a ball or lacrosse stick, including one laceration injury.

Description: This recall involves all Easton Raptor Lacrosse Helmets. “Easton” is printed on either side of the back of the helmet and on the jaw strap. “RAPTOR” is printed low on the back of the helmet in the center. The helmets were sold in sizes XS/S, M/L, and XL/XXL and were available in the following colors: white; matte black; silver; navy blue and white; royal blue and white; and red and white.

Sold at: Sporting goods stores and online from November 2011 through March 2012 for about $250.

Manufactured in: China

 

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12138.html

FTC settles with companies over fake weight-loss ads on Web

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2012 at 12:48 am

The FTC announced settlements with two companies and related defendants it says were involved with these kinds of ads — New York-based Copeac and Michigan-based Coulomb Media. Both federal lawsuits were filed in 2011.

Under the settlement, defendants in the Copeac case will pay $1.35 million, according to court records. Defendants in the Coulomb case will pay $171,000, plus a certificate of deposit and proceeds from the sale of a Chevrolet Tahoe, if they don’t violate the terms of the agreement, according to court records.

 

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/CPT-FTC-FAKEADS_7574179/CPT-FTC-FAKEADS_7574179/

The agreements are the latest in a series of settlements of cases brought by the FTC in an ongoing crackdown against the purveyors of these sites, an industry the federal agency estimates has raked in $1 billion.

Amway makes illegal claims for liquid dietary supplement, consumer group alleges

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2012 at 12:46 am

Amway, a multi-level marketing company, is facing a possible class action lawsuit over its Nutrilite line of liquid dietary supplements.

Labels for Nutrilite’s “fruits & vegetables 2GO Twist Tubes” claim in big print that the product represents two servings of fruits and vegetables. The fine print clarifies that a dose “contains the antioxidant equivalent of 2 servings.”

 

http://blog.seattlepi.com/boomerconsumer/2012/02/28/amway-makes-illegal-claims-for-liquid-dietary-supplement-consumer-group-alleges/

Backroad Country Caramel Puffcorn recalled

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2012 at 12:42 am

Troyer Cheese, Inc. is recalling specific expiration dates of their Backroad Country Caramel Puffcorn sold in 8 and 16 ounce plastic bags because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled “Backroad Country Caramel Puffcorn” was distributed between 1/06/2012 – 03/12/2012 to the following 32 states: AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD,     MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NH, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA & WV in retail stores and through mail orders.  The product comes in clear plastic bag labeled with the following codes stamped on the front of the package

Continue reading on Examiner.com Backroad Country Caramel Puffcorn recalled – Charlotte healthy living | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/healthy-living-in-charlotte/backroad-country-caramel-puffcorn-recalled#ixzz1q5JhAjTy

Whole Foods Market Recalls Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2012 at 12:36 am

A four state recall:

 

 Whole Foods Market is recalling Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies because the product has undeclared walnuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.

The recalled items were sold at Whole Foods Market stores in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. The product is packaged in a small brown paper bag, with a clear window and a chocolate chip cookie label on front. The sell-by date and UPC: 2-21485-20399-5 are printed on the back label of the bag. All Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies with sell-by dates March 8, 2012 through March 28, 2012 are affected by the recall. No other best buy dates or products are affected.

 

http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=0021174

Debris Prompts Anticoagulant Recall

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2012 at 12:35 am

The maker of an argatroban 50 mg/50 mL injection has recalled four lots of the product because of visible particles in the solution.

The affected lots of Argatroban Injection 50 mg/50 mL (1 mg/mL) may cause embolization or infarction to organs, as well as possible organ complications, according to the FDA.

Supplier Eagle Pharmaceuticals has pulled lot numbers V10189, V10191, and V10194, with an expiration date of January 2013, and V10223, with an expiration date of February 2013.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm297069.htm

http://www.medpagetoday.com/PublicHealthPolicy/FDAGeneral/31803

 

 

Umbro Boys’ Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled

In Uncategorized on March 16, 2012 at 12:25 am

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Umbro Boys’ outerwear jackets

Units: About 240

Manufacturer: Hong Kong Genexy Group Co. Ltd., of Hong Kong

Distributor: Umbro USA, of Beaverton, Ore.

Hazard: The boys’ jacket has a retractable elastic drawstring at the waist with a toggle that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or doorways, which poses an entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) about drawstrings in children’s upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC’s actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves boys’ nylon jackets sold in sizes medium to extra large that can fit children through size 14. “Umbro” is printed on the front upper right side of the jackets. The bottom of the jacket has a drawstring with toggles. The jackets were sold in five color combinations: black, black/royal, black/Tabasco, black/cedar, and navy.