Keeping track of the latest product and food recalls can be a challenge, so Consumer Ally
has collected them in one place for you to check each week.
Here is this week's roundup of recalls:
Biotab Nutraceuticals Inc. recalled two lots of its Extenze nutritional supplement tablets because some of the packages are counterfeit and contain drugs not listed on the labels, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. The agency lists the lots included in the recall. The company said the counterfeit tablets, depending on the lot, could have tadalafil, sildenafil or sibutramine in them. Both tadalafil and sildenafil are drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction and sibutramine is a drug that was taken off the market last year because it can increase blood pressure. Consumers can return the recalled tablets for a refund. Call Biotab (626) 775-6334 weekdays between noon and 7 p.m. Eastern Time.
Maya Overseas Food Inc. recalled its Dry Fruit "Kachori" because it contains peanuts that aren't listed on the 8.75-ounce cardboard box, the FDA said. The fruit was sold in 13 states -- New York, Florida, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine, Virginia, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Vermont, Delaware, Maryland, Georgia and Pennsylvania -- and Puerto Rico. So far, no illnesses have been reported from eating the fruit mix. Consumers can return the mix for a refund. Call the company at (718) 894-5145.
At least 11 models of BOB strollers were recalled over concerns a drawstring could strangle a child, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
Le Creuset of America Inc. recalled some of its glass cookware lids because they could crack and break while being used.
Haddon House Food Products Inc. recalled its Asian Gourmet Cheese Rice Crackers sold in 26 states and the District of Columbia because they contain milk and other ingredients not listed on the packaging.
Pier 1 Imports recalled about 400,000 golden tea lights because the candle flames can burn high, creating a fire hazard.
Niles Audio Corp. recalled certain remote control systems because the battery can fall from the remote and possible break, smoke or catch fire, the CPSC said. The company received four reports of the batteries falling, with three smoking and one caught fire and singed a carpet. Included in the recall are the Niles iRemoteTS and the iC2 remote control systems that sold between January 2008 and September 2010 for between $1,000 and $1,300. Call Niles Audio for an in-home repair at (800) 667-3991 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Time.
REI recalled about 160 of its Novara Fusion bicycles because the alloy steering tube may separate from the fork, making the rider lose control and risk a fall, the CPSC said. The agency lists the serial numbers included in the recall. The bikes were sold at REI stores nationwide between November 2009 and November 2010 for between $600 and $900. Consumers should stop riding the bikes and call the local REI store for a repair. Call REI at (800) 426-4840.
In another bike recall, Felt Bicycles recalled about 1,550 bikes because the fork can break, making the rider lose control, fall and possibly get hurt, the CPSC said. The agency lists the bike models included in the recall. The bikes were sold at specialty stores nationwide from July 2010 through November 2010 for between $1,400 and $5,000 each. Consumers should contact their local Felt dealer for a repair or call the company at (866) 443-5887 between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
EB Brands recalled about 29,700 of its Resistance Stretch Tubing because the handle can break or detach while being used, possibly allowing the tubing or handle to hit the consumer, the CPSC said. The company got one report of a consumer suffering a bone injury. EB Brands lists the lot numbers included in the recall. The recall affects the Everlast Resistance Stretch Tubing, Everlast Pilates Stretch Tubing, Sportline Resistance Stretch Tubing and Pineapple Pilates Stretch Tubing. They were sold at sporting goods stores from March 2010 through December 2010 for between $13 and $25 each. Consumers should stop using the tubing and call EB Brands at (800) 624-5671 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
Martin's Famous Pastry Shoppe recalled certain Nibble with Gibble's and Kay and Ray's brands of potato chips because they may contain soy protein that isn't listed on the packaging, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The recalled chips were sold to retail stores, club stores and mail order, as well as restaurants and institutions throughout Alabama, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The FDA lists the UPC numbers and the products included in the recall. Consumers can return the chips to the store for a refund. Call the company at (800) 548-1200.
Roche Insulin Delivery Systems recalled its Accu-Chek FlexLink Plus infusion set because there is a possibility that kinked or bent cannula could prevent the correct dosage, the FDA said. Consumers should stop using the infusion set and contact their doctors. Call the company at (800) 688-4578.
Pacific American Fish Co. Inc. recalled some of its Shishamo Roe Capelin because it may be tainted with clostridium botulinum, which can cause a potentially serious illness, especially among the very young or those with weakened immune systems, the FDA said. The recalled fish was sold in California, Kansas, Hawaii, Washington, New York and Texas. The FDA lists the lots included in the recall. Consumers can return the fish to the store for a refund. Call the company at (323) 319-1503 weekdays between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
Cedarlane Natural Foods Inc. recalled about 1,050 pounds of chicken and noodle products because the consumer packages are considered misbranded and missing the U.S. Department of Agriculture inspection mark. A printing error left off the USDA mark on the 16-ounce trays of "Wholesome Home Chicken & Noodles," said the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service. The food was sold in stores in Arizona, California and Texas. Consumers can call the company's operations manager Dani Saar at (310) 886-7720.
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