Recall Roundup: Lean Cuisine and Kashi Meals, Chocolate Milk, Blowers and More
byMar 18th 2011 3:00PM
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:
Here is this week's roundup of recalls:
- Nestle Prepared Foods Co. recalled 10,260 pounds of Lean Cuisine Simple Favorites, Spaghetti with Meatballs after consumers found bits of hard plastic in the meals.
- Natural foods company Kashi recalled about 2,790 pounds of Kashi Southwest Style Chicken meals because the packages may have a different meal -- Kashi Chicken Pasta Pomodoro -- in the box.
- Oak Farms Dairy in Texas recalled about 64,000 units -- half-gallon and half-pint containers -- of chocolate milk sold in parts of Texas because samples of the milk had alkaline phosphatase in them, an enzyme usually killed by pasteurization, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. What that means is the milk may not have been properly pasteurized. The milk was sold in San Antonio, Austin, Waco, Temple, Killeen, Hillsboro, Mexia, Wichita Falls, Lindale and Jacksonville areas in stores, schools and food service. The FDA has instructions on how to identify the recalled milk and lists the UPC codes. Only packages with the plant code 48-3302 are affected. Consumers can call the company at (800) 681-2249.
- Vitalabs Inc. recalled certain lots of its Whey-26 Protein Powder sold under 22 brands because it may be contaminated with salmonella.
- Pierre Foods recalled 320 cases of its "pb jamwich" crustless peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwiches because of possible listeria monocytogenes contamination, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
- American Suzuki Motor Corp. recalled about 1,350 of its QuadSport all-terrain vehicles because their engines can stall, putting riders at risk of a crash.
- Bravo Sports recalled 169,000 pogo sticks after nine people were hurt. The bottom of the toy can shatter and a pin holding the spring in place can break.
- Parigi Group Ltd. recalled about 1,600 pairs of Baby Phat girls jeans for toddlers because of rhinestones and sequins on the jeans' pockets are a choking hazard to young children, said the Consumer Product Safety Commission. So far no one has reported being hurt. Included in the recall are Baby Phat jeans in sizes 2T to 4T, style number BM02545. The jeans were sold at specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from May 2010 through June 2010 for about $13 a pair. Consumers should return the jeans for a refund. Call Parigi Group collect at (212) 378-1205 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Matilda Jane LLC recalled about 1,500 Chelsa girl's sleeveless dresses because they have buttons that can pop off, creating a choking hazard, the CPSC said. The company got one report of the buttons coming off, but no one was hurt. The dress was sold through in-home trunk shows and online from Feb. 1 through Feb. 25, 2011. Consumers should contact Matilda Jane Clothing for a repair or refund, call collect at (260) 424-3511.
- Maruyama U.S. Inc. recalled about 19,000 Backpack Blowers and Mister Dusters in the U.S. and Canada because the gasoline tanks can split and leak fuel, creating a potential fire hazard. So far, the company has gotten 25 complaints of leaking tanks, but no one has been hurt. The CPSC lists the the model and serial numbers included in the recall. The products were sold through dealers nationwide between April 2008 and December 2010 for between $320 and $820. Consumers need to contact Maruyama for a new fuel tank at (866) 783-7400 weekdays between 9:30 a.m. an 5:30 p.m.
- Kawasaki Motor Corp. USA recalled about 3,400 gasoline-powered Backpack Blowers because the gasoline tank can split and leak, risking a fire, CPSC said. So far, no incidents have been reported. CPSC lists the model and serial numbers affected by the recall. They were sold nationwide between August 2008 and February 2011 for between $420 and $490. Consumers should contact the nearest dealer for a new fuel tank. Cal Kawasaki Motor at (877) 364-6404 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Faribault Foods Inc. recalled its Field Day Organic Garbanzo Beans because some of the cans may contain minestrone soup that has wheat, milk, soy and egg in it that are not listed on the bean label, said the FDA. The affected 15-ounce cans have a UPC of 42563 60003 and a code of 813 C1 014 10 printed on the can's bottom. Consumers can return the cans to the store for a refund. Call the company at (888) 201-6440 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Time.
- One World Enterprises LLC recalled O.N.E. Coconut Water in 11.2-ounce cartons because it could contain mold, the FDA said. Included in the recall is the lot code 12E1004 with the UPC number of 894991001104 and a sell by day of May 1, 2011. The coconut water was sold in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, New York, South Carolina and Tennessee. FDA said no one has been sickened from drinking the coconut water. Consumers should return the coconut water to the store for a refund or credit. Call (888) 663-2626 weekdays between noon and 8 p.m. Eastern Time with questions.
- D&M Smoked Fish Inc. recalled Haifa Schmaltz Herring and Cold Smoked Sprats because the fish were uneviscerated, which creates the risk of clostridium botulinum contamination, the FDA said. Included in the recall is herring lot No. 51 and sprats lot No. 54. The FDA lists the stores in New York City where the fish were sold. Consumers should return the fish to the store. Call the company at (718) 523-8899.
- Old World Meats recalled about 83 pounds of individually wrapped beef sticks because they contain soy, wheat and milk that aren't listed on the label, the USDA said. Included in the recall are 1.5-pound cases of Old World Meats Original Flavor Beef Sticks Hot and 1.5-pound cases of Old World Meats Original Flavor Beef Sticks Teriyaki Snack Sticks. So far no one has gotten sick from eating the beef sticks. The USDA lists the code numbers affected by the recall. Consumers can call the company at (218)722-2333 with questions.
- Yamaya USA Inc. recalled about 612 pounds of pork loin cutlets because they contain monosodium glutamate -- commonly called MSG -- not listed on the label. The cutlets were shipped to wholesale firms in California, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey and New York for further distribution to stores. The USDA listed the product code. Consumers with questions can call the company's office manager, Yuriko Hayashi at (310) 325-1710, ext. 103.
- Monogram Meat Snacks recalled 5,125 pounds of Hannah's Honey Cured Turkey Sticks because they contain wheat that is not listed on the label, the USDA said. So far there have been no reports of anyone getting sick from eating the sticks. The USDA lists the codes affected by the recall. The turkey sticks were shipped to California, Colorado, Illinois, Missouri and Ohio for prisons and a homeless shelter.
- American Regent recalled its Concentrated Sodium Chloride Injection USP 23.4%, 30ml Single Dose Vial and its pharmacy bulk pack because they may contain visible particles, the FDA said. The agency lists the lots affected. American Regent also recalled its Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injections 4mg/ml in 1 ml, 5 ml and 30 ml dose vials because some of the vials either contain particles or can form particles before their expiration dates. The FDA lists the code numbers affected by the recall.