Recall Roundup: Bunk Beds, Pork Loins, Dog Treats and More
byMay 6th 2011 1:30PM
Keeping track of the latest product and food recalls can be a challenge for any consumer, so Consumer Ally has collected them all in one place for you to check each week.
Here is this week's roundup:
Here is this week's roundup:
- Dorel Asia SRL recalled about 466,700 wooden bunk beds in the United States and Canada because the side rails can split and the bunk bed can collapse, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said. There have been 23 reports of the side rails cracking or breaking, with seven consumers suffering minor bruises or scrapes. The CPSC lists the model number affected by the recall. The beds were sold at Walmart, Kmart and Target stores and online from September 2004 through September 2009 for about $190. Consumers should call Dorel Asia for a repair kit at (800) 295-1980 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST.
- Smithfield Packing Co. recalled about 216,238 pounds of Smithfield Portobello Mushroom Pork Loin Filets because some of them may contain milk whey not listed on the label, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Inspection and Safety Service. The meat was sold at some A&P, E&B Discount, Food Lion, Giant, Tops and Walmart stores. The USDA lists the store locations and the use-by dates on their website. Consumers can call Smithfield at (877) 933-4625 with questions.
- Keys Manufacturing Co. Inc. recalled its Pig Ears for Pet Treats because they may be contaminated with salmonella, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. Salmonella can cause potentially life-threatening infections in the very young, elderly or frail. There was a report of one dog in Missouri getting sick after eating the treats. The treats were sold in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia between September 27 and October 6, 2010; November 1 and November 29, 2010; and January 3 and January 25, 2011. Consumers can return the pet treats for a refund. Call the company at (217) 465-4001.
- Kohler Co. is recalling about 10,000 Kohler Courage Engines sold as part of Husqvarna, Cub Cadet and Troy-Bilt riding lawn tractors because a wire connector can disconnect, which causes the operator's seat switch to fail. When that happens, the cutting blades won't shut down, creating an injury hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. Included in the recall are Kohler Courage twin-cylinder engines sold with three brands of lawn tractors: Husqvarna, Cub Cadet and Troy-Bilt. The vertical-shaft gasoline engines range in horsepower from 20 to 25. Engines included in this recall have serial numbers with the first five digits beginning with 41028 through 41056. The tractors were sold at Lowe's, Tractor Supply Company stores, and by authorized Cub Cadet dealers nationwide from February 2011 through April 2011 for between $1,500 and $5,700. Consumers should take the tractors to a dealer or the store where they were bought for an inspection and repair. Call Kohler at (800) 451-2294 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST for more information.
- Taylor Farms Pacific Inc. recalled grape tomatoes that were used in ready-made salads for Walmart, Safeway, Sam's Club, Albertsons and other stores because they may be contaminated with salmonella.
- G.A. Gertmenian and Sons LLC recalled about 600 Toy Story 3 Bowling Games because the red paint on some of the pins contained levels of lead higher than the allowable 90 part per million, the CPSC said. The games were sold at Walmart stores between September 1, 2010 and September 25, 2010 for about $18 each. Consumers should contact G.A. Gertmenian for a replacement set at (888) 224-4181 weekdays between noon and 8:30 p.m. EST or by e-mail.
- Bay Valley Foods LLC recalled 188,181 pounds of Walmart's Great Value Reduced Sodium Chicken Noodle Condensed Soup from 36 states and Puerto Rico because the cans may contain a different soup that has milk in it.
- Kia Motors Corp. recalled 58,322 of its Spectra LD cars because there is a possibility that road salt could corrode the metal straps that hold the car's fuel tank in place.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb recalled one lot of its blood thinner medicine Coumadin after tests showed the tablets could be more potent than the dosage.
- One World Technologies Inc. recalled about 300,000 Ryobi 1/4 Sheet Sanders because fan pieces can break, creating an injury hazard, the CPSC said. The company has 31 reports of broken fans, including two from consumers who suffered minor cuts. Included in the recall is Ryobi model S651D. It was sold at Home Depot, Gardner, Inc., Tap Enterprises, Inc., Direct Tools Factory Outlets, Amazon.com, and ToolKing.com from June 2005 through August 2010 for about $30. Consumers can call One World at (800) 597-9624 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST for a replacement.
- Edge Dive Gear recalled about 770 Edge and HOG Buoyancy Control Devices because a spring in the over-pressure valve can break, allowing air to leak and creating a drowning risk for consumers, the CPSC said. The recall affects Edge Freedom and Stealth models, and the HOG 32lb Wing model. CPSC lists the serial numbers. Consumers should return the gear for a spring replacement. Call the company at (888) 370-3483 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST for more information. In a related recall, Edge Dive Gear also recalled about 453 Sea Elite Systems Buoyancy Control Devices for the same reason. The CPSC lists the serial numbers on its website.
- Tween Brands Inc. recalled about 36,000 beaded curtains sold at Justice stores because of a risk of entanglement and strangulation, the CPSC said. The company received two reports of consumers getting tangled in the curtains. The CPSC lists the tracking numbers included in the recall. Consumers should return the curtains to the store for a refund. Call the company at (800) 934-4497 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
- El Gringo Imports recalled about 300 girl's hooded sweaters because the drawstring through the hood could pose a strangulation hazard, the CPSC said. They were sold at Pike Place Market in Seattle from November 2009 to August 2010 for between $20 and $25. Consumers should either remove the drawstring or contact El Gringo for a refund at (877) 278-1434 weekdays between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST or e-mail.
- Tri-State Bakery LLC recalled 24-ounce white and wheat breads bought before May 2 because they may contain soy and milk not listed in the ingredients. The breads were sold in Arizona Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas (though not in El Paso) under store brands including Thriftway and Shur-Fine. The FDA lists the products and UPC codes affected by the recall. Consumers can return the bread for a refund or call the company at (800) 234-3661, ext. 7848 weekdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.
- American Regent is recalling a single lot of its Caffeine & Sodium Benzoate Injections in the 250 mg/ml, 2 mL single dose vials because they may contain particles, the FDA said. The injections are used to help treat breathing difficulties. The FDA lists the lot number and the NDC number in the recall on its website. Consumers should contact the company for credit at (877) 788-3232 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. EST.
- Raymond-Hadley Corp. expanded its Better Batter Mixes recall to include one lot of #1 Gluten Free brand Chocolate Cake Mix and #1 Gluten Free brand White Cake Mix because they could contain milk not listed on the label, the FDA said. The agency lists the UPC codes affected by the recall on its website. Consumers can return the mixes for a refund. Call the company at (800) 252-2220 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST.
- Porky Products recalled its Salted Smoked Split Herring because it could be contaminated with clostridium botulinum, the FDA said. The herring was sold in stores in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Consumers can return the herring for a refund. Call the company at (732) 541-0200 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.