Recall Roundup: Weight-Loss Tea, Fans, Lebanon Bologna, Axes and More
byMar 25th 2011 11:00AM
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:
- Shaping Beauty Inc. recalled its Celerite Slimming Tea because it contained the appetite suppressant Sibutramine that wasn't listed in the ingredients on the label, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The weight loss tea was sold online. Consumers can return the tea to Shaping Beauty. Consumers can call the company at (800) 778-2850 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Lasko Products Inc. recalled 4.8 million of its box fans after seven reports of fires, including two in houses and one in a barn.
- Palmyra Bologna Co. Inc. recalled about 23,000 pounds of Seltzer's Beef Lebanon bologna that has been linked to an e.coli outbreak in three states.
- Gerber Legendary Blades recalled about 103,000 of its Gerber Gato Combo Axe because the knife in the ax handle can come out when the ax is used for chopping or hammering, creating a laceration hazard to consumers. The company has gotten five reports of consumers getting cut and all required stitches, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The combo ax was sold in stores nationwide including at The Sportsman's Guide, Dick's Sporting Goods and Bass Pro Shops/American Rod & Gun since March 2005 for between $28 to $60. Consumers should remove the knife from the ax handle and call Gerber for a free handle cap at (877) 314-9130.
- Del Monte Fresh Produce NA Inc. recalled almost 60,000 cantaloupes sold through warehouse clubs in seven states because they may be linked to a salmonella outbreak.
- Universal Nutrition recalled certain lots of Gain Fast, LAVA, Real Gains, Super Whey Pro, Torrent, Ultra Mass 4500, Ultra Whey Pro and Uni-Syn because they contain whey protein that could be contaminated with salmonella, said the FDA, which lists the lots affected by the recall. Consumers can return the mixes for refunds. Call Universal Nutrition at (732) 545-3130 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Unified Grocers recalled Cottage Hearth Stone Ground Wheat Bread and 7 Select 100% Whole Wheat Bread because they contain milk that isn't listed on the label, the FDA said. Cottage Hearth breads are sold in groceries in Southern California and Arizona. The 7 Select breads are sold in certain 7-Eleven stores in Los Angeles and San Diego counties. The FDA lists the UPC codes. Consumers can return the bread for a refund. Call Unified Grocers at (323) 881-4045 weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Scotch Corp. recalled about 74,760 bottles of Instant Power Toilet Bowl Restorer because its cap can leak when the bottle is turned on its side.
- The CPSC re-announced a 2008 Delta Enterprise recall of more than 985,000 drop-side cribs with "crib trigger lock and safety peg" hardware.
- World Variety Produce Inc. recalled 300 cases of Melissa's brand serrano chile peppers sold at Walmart stores in four states, as well as Jewel-Osco stores, because the peppers could be contaminated with salmonella.
- Lakeside Foods Inc. recalled 3,000 cases of 105-ounce cans of pickled sliced beets because some cans may have been underprocessed, the FDA said. No one has been sickened from eating the beets, but the cans have the potential to be contaminated with bacteria including clostridium botulism. The beets were sold in 18 states under the Bountiful Harvest, Code Elie, Comsource Medal, Lakeside, Monarch, Nugget Black, Restaurant Pride and Sysco Classic brands. The FDA lists the lot codes and states impacted by the recall. Consumers can call the company at (800) 466-3834, ext. 4090.
- USA Far Ocean Group Inc. recalled its dietary supplement U-Prosta for prostrate health because it contain terazosin, the active ingredient in a drug used to treat enlarged prostates, the FDA said. The agency lists the UPC codes affected by the recall. Consumers can return the supplement for a refund. Call the company at (626) 576-1299 daily between noon and 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Seoul Shik Poom Inc. recalled its three-pack/2.82-ounce packages of Red Bean Bread because it could contain eggs, the FDA said. No one has been sickened from eating the bread that was sold nationwide in stores. The FDA lists the UPC codes affected by the recall. Consumers can return the bread for a refund. Call the company at (201) 567-7780 ext. 140, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Kingsman Fireplaces recalled about 40 gas fireplaces because a delayed ignition can cause the fireplace's propane gas to explode and shatter the glass door, the CPSC said. The company has had two reports of the glass doors breaking. No one has been hurt. The CPSC lists the model numbers affected by the recall. Consumers should call the company for a free repair at (855) 593-3304 weekday between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Ocean Technology Systems recalled about 1,700 of its Guardian full-face diving masks because the purge assembly can separate from the regulator, which means the diver can't get air and could drown, CPSC said. The company has had one report of the assembly disengaging. No one was hurt. The CPSC lists the serial numbers affected by the recall. Consumers should contact the company for instructions on testing the regulators and returning the masks for a repair. Call the company at (877) 270-1984 or email.
- Northwest Premium Meats recalled about 2,130 pounds of smoked ham and bacon products because they contain sodium nitrite not listed on the label, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. The agency lists the products affected by the recall. The meat was sold online, at farmers markets and shipped to a distribution center in Idaho. Consumers can call the company at (208) 466-9413.