Thursday, January 10, 2013
Consumers should inspect their infant recliner seats.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 800,000 Fisher-Price Rock 'N Play Sleepers due to risk of exposure to mold for infants who use them. Mold can develop between the removable seat cushion and the hard plastic frame of the sleeper when it remains wet/moist or is infrequently cleaned, posing a risk of exposure to mold to infants sleeping in the product. Although mold is not present at the time of purchase, mold growth can occur after use of the product. Fisher-Price has received 600 reports of mold on the product. Sixteen consumers have reported that their infants have been treated for respiratory issues, coughs and hives after sleeping in the product. Consumers should immediately check for mold under the removable …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Subaru Outback, Legacy, Tribeca and Forester are being recalled.
Subaru is recalling nearly 634,000 cars and SUVs because of faulty lights that can overheat and catch on fire, according to a report on CNN Money. Outback and Legacy cars from model years 2010 and 2011, Tribeca SUVs from 2006 through 2012 and Forester SUVs from model years 2009 to 2012 are included in the U.S. recall. Though approximately 634,000 cars and SUVs are included in the recall, only about 54,000 are expected to actually need fixing, according to the report. The cars are equipped with "puddle lights" that shine down from underneath the doors to illuminate the ground around the car at night when entering or exiting the vehicle. "When these lights are exposed to an 'electrolytic moisture source'--for instance, water spray …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The voluntary recall involves Nesquik powder only — no other products, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Nestlé USA has announced a voluntary recall of some quantities of its Nesquik Chocolate Powder mix stocked in stores nationally due to a potential risk of Salmonella contamination. The voluntary recall involves only Nesquik powder sold in 10.9-ounce, 21.8-ounce and 40.7-ounce canisters since early October, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It does not involve other sizes of Nesquik powder or Nesquik ready-to-drink products, according to the FDA. Affected products bear the UPC codes 0 28000 68230 9, 0 28000 68090 9 or 0 28000 67990 3. The company ordered the recall after learning that a component used to make the powder may have been contaminated with Salmonella, which can cause abdominal ailments. Salmonella can be fatal…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Product has been off the shelves in Sewickley since January recall.
Migraine sufferers, relief is in sight. Novartis, the manufacturer of Excedrin, announced Monday in an email to customers that Excedrin Migraine, which has been off the market since a January recall, is being shipped to stores this week. Novartis said that Excedrine Migraine should be back on store shelves in the next few weeks. The Rite-Aid pharmacy on Beaver Street in Sewickley said it has not had Excedrine Migraine in stock for some time and couldn't predict when or if it would arrive. The store does carry the Rite Aid product brand. The pharmacy department at Giant Eagle in Leetsdale also does not have a set date for the product to be back on the shelves, but it also offers a generic over-the-counter alternative that is currently in …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Sunland Inc. has voluntarily recalled more nut butters.
A voluntary recall of almond butter and peanut butter manufactured by Sunland Inc. of New Mexico has now expanded to include its cashew butter, tahini and roasted blanched peanut products. Sunland manufactures Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter, which was recalled over the weekend due to possible salmonella contamination. Nationally, there have been 29 cases of illness with two cases reported in Pennsylvania, according to a state health department statement. This recall is limited to products manufactured between May 1, 2012, and Sept. 24, 2012. Brands included in the recall include: Archer Farms, Earth Balance, Fresh & Easy, Heinen's, Joseph's, Natural Value, Naturally More, Open Nature, Peanut Power Butter, Serious Food, …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Popular creamery opts to recall products sold from May 16 to Aug. 11 due to reports of plastic objects found in it.
If you stocked up on ice cream or frozen yogurt during a summer visit to the Penn State Berkey Creamery at the University Park campus in State College, better check the label before you finish off what you've got left. The creamery is voluntarily recalling all ice cream and frozen yogurt it produced between May 16 and Aug. 11 due to isolated reports that people have found small plastic objects in the frozen treats, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. No injuries have resulted from those incidents. The creamery is "erring on the side of caution and safety for the consuming public" in issuing the voluntary recall, FDA officials said.The recall also covers ice cream and frozen yogurt purchased through the creamery’s website …
Monday, July 16, 2012
A brake pedal issue affecting more than 8,000 SUVs prompts the recall.
The Ford Motor Company announced Sunday it is recalling more than 8,000 of its 2013 Escape compact SUVs because of a potential problem affecting the brake pedal, according to WTAE as reported by CNN. The recall affects SUVs made between March 8 and June 7, 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Involved in the recall are 8,266 Escapes. Ford says mispositioned carpet padding the center console trim panel may be pushed outward, reducing clearance with the pedals, according to the NHTSA. That reduced clearance may mean the driver's foot could brush the side of the brake pedal when going from the accelerator to the brake, thus increasing stopping distances and the risk of a crash. Ford dealerswill remove the …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Farmer's Market bagged salads were recalled by Giant Eagle because they might be contaminated with listeria.
Monday, May 21, 2012
River Ranch Fresh Foods has expanded a voluntary recall of retail and foodservice bagged salads, because they have the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The organism was found following routine random retail salad finished product tests conducted in the marketplace by the Food & Drug Administration. Retail salad products under this recall were distributed nationwide under various sizes and packaged under the brand names of River Ranch, Farm Stand, Hy-Vee, Marketside, Shurfresh, and The Farmer’s Market, which is sold at Giant Eagle. The varieties include Farmer's Market Garden Supreme, Garden Salad, Leafy Romaine, American Salad, Parisian Blend, Romaine Garden Salad and Shredded Lettuce. The recalled retail and …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food has been recalled due to higher than acceptable aflatoxin levels.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
The Procter & Gamble Co. has voluntarily recalled a single production lot of dry dog food due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. The affected product is Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food with Use By or Expiration Dates of Feb. 5 or Feb. 6, 2013. The seven-pound bag has a Code Date of 12784177I6 and UPC Code of 1901402305. The eight-pound bag has Code Dates of 12794177D2 and 12794177D3, and UPC Code of 1901410208. The 17.5-pound bag has Code Dates of 12794177K1 and 12794177K2, and a UPC Code of 1901401848. The product was dsitributed in Pennsylvania and 15 other states, but it already has been retrieved from store shelves. No illnesses have been reported in association with this production lot, …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Nuts sold in Pennsylvania and other states may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Badia Spices Inc. is recalling approximately 3,800 pounds of pine nuts sold in stores in Pennsylvania and four other states, saying the nuts may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis. Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. The nuts were imported from Turkey and later recalled by Sunrise Commodities of Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Those bulk pine nuts have been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis illness. Samples of the bulk pine nuts analyzed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and in various states have tested positive for Salmonella. The Badia pine nuts were sold between June and October in retail stores in …