Recalled items

Cracker Barrel Issues Allergy Alert on Mislabeled Chocolate-Covered Peanuts and Almonds
Wednesday April 9, 8:19 pm ET

LEBANON, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. is recalling 5-ounce bags of chocolate-covered almonds and 5-ounce bags of chocolate double-dipped peanuts because the packaging is labeled incorrectly. The product labeled as containing chocolate-covered almonds may contain chocolate double-dipped peanuts and the product labeled as containing chocolate double-dipped peanuts may contain chocolate covered almonds. People who have an allergy or a severe sensitivity to peanuts or almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Products were available at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations in 41 states. Products were packaged in a clear 5-ounce polybag with a red and white diamond pattern on the label.

No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date. No other candies or packaged food items are a part of this recall, and there is no health risk for consumers who are not allergic to peanuts or almonds.

The recall was initiated after the issue was reported by Cracker Barrel store management upon receipt of the product. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the supplier’s labeling and packaging processes. This labeling error was limited in scope and no other food products were involved.

Consumers who purchased these products are urged to return them to any Cracker Barrel location for a full refund. Consumers with questions about the recall should call Cracker Barrel at 800-333-9566.
Fake "Hillbilly" teeth being recalled
Thursday, April 10, 2008, 5:28 PM (ET)


WASHINGTON, DC -- Today the CPSC announced a recall of over 20,000 fake "Hillbilly" teeth.

The teeth were sold nationwide at grocery, drug and convenience stores from march 2005 to March 2008 for 2 dollars.

The CPSC says that the gray surface paint on the teeth contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard

If you have a the fake teeth that were sold in 2-packs with the item number 2657 are asked take the toy away from children and contact FUNTASTIC for information on receiving a refund.

You can contact the company at 1-800-434-5207.

Copyright 2008 The E.W. Scripps Co. All rights reserved.
FDA: 23 People in 14 States Sickened From Recalled Breakfast Cereal

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Officials in Minnesota are investigating whether a case in that state might be linked to the cereals produced by the Minneapolis-based company, the state health department said.

Malt-O-Meal voluntarily recalled its unsweetened Puffed Rice and Puffed Wheat cereals April 5 after finding salmonella contamination during routine testing. The affected bags were produced in the past 12 months in Northfield.

"The Malt-O-Meal company has been extremely cooperative in this investigation and has done the right thing to protect the public's health," Heidi Kassenborg, director of the dairy and food inspection division at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, said in a statement.

Three people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The FDA said the recalled products were distributed nationally under the Malt-O-Meal brand name, as well as private labels including Acme, America's Choice, Food Club, Giant, Hannaford, Jewel, Laura Lynn, Pathmark, Shaw's, ShopRite, Tops and Weis Quality. The cereal bags have "best if used by" dates from April 8, 2008 (coded as APR0808), through March 18, 2009 (coded as MAR1809).

Consumers with products from the recalled lots are advised to throw them out, and retailers have been told to remove the cereals from their shelves.

The CDC said that as of Friday it had received reports of 21 people ill with the same salmonella strain in 13 states. California reported 1; Colorado, 1; Delaware, 1; Maine, 3; Massachusetts, 2; Minnesota, 1; North Dakota, 1; New Hampshire, 2; New Jersey, 3; New York, 3; Pennsylvania, 1; Rhode Island, 1; and Vermont, 1.

It wasn't clear Saturday what the 14th state was or whether the two additional cases were from there.
Canada says 1 dead, 16 ill in listeriosis outbreak
Thursday August 21, 8:37 am ET

Canada reports 1 dead, at least 16 ill in listeriosis outbreak as meat packer shuts plant

TORONTO (AP) -- An outbreak of listeriosis has killed one person and sickened at least 16 others, Canadian public health officials said Wednesday, as a food company suspended production at a Toronto plant and expanded a recall of nearly two dozen types of packaged meats.

The Public Health Agency of Canada said it was working with officials in four provinces to establish any link between the outbreak and the affected products recalled by Maple Leaf Foods.

Listeriosis is a kind of food poisoning that can be dangerous to the elderly, newborns, pregnant women and people with chronic medical conditions. Symptoms include fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Listeriosis was the "underlying cause of death" in the case of the one known fatality, said Dr. David Williams, Ontario's acting chief medical officer of health. He didn't provide further details.

The number of confirmed cases, which seem to consist primarily of nursing home residents, could grow as health units across the province continue to submit reports on the disease, he added.

"The pattern was people in certain long-term care facilities" across southern Ontario, Williams said. "The median age in the males is 76 and in the females is 80."

On Sunday, the company announced it had discovered listeria bacteria in roast beef and corned beef made at the Toronto facility. It increased the recall on Wednesday to a total of 23 products, including a variety of turkey, smoked meat and roast beef.

Maple Leaf said that the recall covered all products prepared at the plant since June 2 and that it was temporarily closing the facility to re-evaluate food safety procedures.

A statement from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said some of the meat products, which are distributed to nursing homes, restaurants and deli counters across the country -- including McDonald's and Mr. Sub -- tested positive for listeria bacteria.

McDonald's Canada said Wednesday it was temporarily removing its turkey BLT sandwich from its menu as a "precautionary measure" -- the only item on the restaurant chain's menu that is affected.
SO happy i'm a vegetarian.

JorjaFoxFan please post more in your comments. We ask that you have at least 3 lines in your comments so they aren't considered as spam. Also being a vegetarian has nothing to do with the recalled items. So please stay on topic. This thread is for items that have been recalled not your lifestyle. Thanks :)
SO happy i'm a vegetarian.

you are actually more likely to get food poisoning from veggies, since you are more likely to eat them raw, and the multiple strains of bacteria that cause food poisoning does grow on veggies. The worst product for E. coli is actually sprouts.

I think we are up to 5 deaths now with the outbreak...thanks Maple Leaf! That is what happens when you ignore quality control.
Sony recalls 440,000 Vaio laptops

Sony is one of the world's biggest and best-known electronics firms

Sony is recalling 440,000 Vaio laptop computers worldwide because of wiring faults that could cause overheating.
The recall concerns 19 Vaio models in the TZ series manufactured between May 2007 and July 2008 - but does not include models sold in the UK.
Sony said wires have been put in the wrong position near the hinge, while a flaw in the circuit board that controls the screen also may cause overheating.
The company said that a number of people had been burnt by the fault.
According to the company 373,000 of the Vaio laptops were sold worldwide in some 48 countries, with 67,000 sold in Japan.
Minor burns
Sony said that anyone who believed their machine was part of the recall should contact the firm to organise an inspection and rework of the wiring where needed.
And a Sony UK spokesperson said there had "been no reported incidents of this potential issue in products sold in the UK to date, and a product recall is not required".
Sony has received 209 reports of overheating worldwide, including seven incidents where people received minor burns, Associated Press reported. In 2006, major laptop manufacturers including Dell, Hitachi, Apple, Lenovo and Toshiba were among those who recalled a total of 9.6 million Sony batteries after evidence that, in certain circumstances, the batteries could overheat and catch fire.
Toronto, ON - A nationwide recall on products made by Ivanhoe Cheese Inc. was due to a contamination of cheese products containing listeria monocylogenes. it is the second such recall in the past month after Maple Leaf Foods recalled all of their deli and sandwich meats. Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised an investigation only after the 13th (Some say 15th) death linked to listeriosis.
Recent recalls from the Food and Drug Administration:

Recall of Patak's Dopiaza Cooking Sauce (September 4) (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 22:00:00 GMT) ACH Food Companies, Inc. is recalling its Patak's Dopiaza Cooking Sauce sold in the United States because it may contain an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product is distributed nationally through retail stores. ACH Food Companies is notifying its distributors and stores that carry this product that it contains an undeclared milk allergen and to immediately remove it from distribution.

Sprouters Northwest, Inc. Recalls Alfalfa Sprout Products Because of Possible Health Concern (September 5) (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 18:58:00 GMT) Sprouters Northwest, Inc. of Kent, Washington is recalling its alfalfa sprout products (alfalfa sprouts, onion sprouts, and salad sprouts) because they may be linked to a recent outbreak of Salmonellosis in Oregon and Washington State. To date, 13 cases of Salmonella Typhimirium infection have been associated with the consumption of raw alfalfa sprouts.

T. Marzetti Company Recalls a Limited Number of Girard's Honey Dijon Peppercorn (September 4) (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 18:33:00 GMT) T. Marzetti Company is recalling a limited number of 12 fl. oz. bottles of Girard's Honey Dijon Peppercorn (item 58105) because they may have the incorrect back label of Girard's French Dressing (item 58015). The Girard's Honey Dijon Peppercorn contains eggs, which is not declared as an ingredient on the Girard's French label. People who have allergies to egg run the risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The Hershey Company Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Hershey's Chocolate Shell Topping Due to Undeclared Almonds (September 4) (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 12:52:00 GMT) The only 7.25-ounce bottles of Hershey's Chocolate Shell Topping affected have the code 69N printed on the back of the bottle below the UPC symbol. The UPC/Bar Code is 346000. The item in question was available for purchase nationwide after July 8, 2008.

Starway Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Ego Brand Preserved Peaches (September 3) (Fri, 05 Sep 2008 10:44:00 GMT) EGO brand Preserved Peaches is sold in a 14 ounce, un-coded, clear plastic package and was distributed nationwide. It is a product of Malaysia.

Recent recalls from the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service:

Kentucky Firm Recalls Frozen Stuffed Pepperoni Pizza Sandwich Products That May Contain Foreign Materials (Fri, 22 Aug 2008 00:58:27 GMT) Nestlé Prepared Foods Company, a Mt. Sterling, Ky., establishment, is recalling approximately 215,660 pounds of frozen stuffed pepperoni pizza sandwich products that may contain foreign materials.

Rhode Island Firm Recalls Chicken Noodle Products Due to Undeclared Allergens (Wed, 20 Aug 2008 12:08:04 GMT) Simmering Soup, Inc., a Cumberland, R.I., establishment, is recalling approximately 987 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken noodle products because they may contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.

Recent recalls from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (in addition to the Sony recall posted earlier):

Pendants and Candle Charms Recalled Due to Risk of Lead Exposure (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 19:00:00 GMT) The recalled metal pendants and charms contain high levels of lead.

Optave Inc. Recalls Action Baby Carriers Due to Fall Hazard (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 19:00:00 GMT) The baby carrier's chest strap can detach from the shoulder straps, posing a fall hazard to the baby.

Cordless Screwdrivers Recalled by Menards Due to Fire and Burn Hazards (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 14:45:00 GMT) The battery can overheat and ignite during charging, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. There is no protective device on the lithium battery to prevent overheating.

Worldwise Inc. Recalls Retractable Dog Leashes; Metal Clasp Can Break and Cause Facial and Body Injuries to Dog Owners (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 14:45:00 GMT) The metal clasp connecting the leash to a dog's collar can bend or break while in use, causing the leash to recoil back unexpectedly. This poses a serious risk of injury to consumers.

Circo Children's Bobbie Socks Recalled Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 14:45:00 GMT) The ribbon on the sock can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Bicycles with Deda Forza Handlebar Stems Recalled by Deda Elementi Due to Crash Hazard (Wed, 03 Sep 2008 14:45:00 GMT) The top of the bicycle handlebar stem can crack and cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard.

Rapid Reel Recalls Portable Garden Hose Carts; Tires Can Explode Posing an Injury Hazard (Tue, 02 Sep 2008 18:45:00 GMT) The tires on the portable garden hose reel can explode while being inflated, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Hooded Sweaters Recalled by Empress Arts; Children Can Strangle on Drawstrings (Tue, 02 Sep 2008 18:45:00 GMT) The sweaters have drawstrings through the hood. Children can get entangled in the drawstrings that can catch on playground equipment, fences or tree branches. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstring in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts. From 1985 through June 2008, CPSC received reports of 27 deaths and 70 non-fatal incidents involving the entanglement of children's clothing drawstrings.
Apple recalls tiny iPhone 3G power adapters
Sep 19, 6:23 PM (ET)

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - Apple Inc. on Friday advised iPhone 3G users in many countries to replace the device's power adapter following reports that metal prongs broke off and stuck in power outlets, creating a risk of electric shock.

Apple said it will exchange the ultra-compact USB adapters for a redesigned model, without charge, in retail stores and online starting Oct. 10.

In the meantime, iPhone 3G users who received the tiny USB adapter with their phone or who bought it separately should immediately stop using it. Apple said iPhone 3G owners should use its standard USB power adapter, which has fold-up prongs, or charge the device by plugging it into a computer.

"We have received reports of detached blades involving a very small percentage of the adapters sold, but no injuries have been reported," Apple said in a statement online.

Spokeswoman Natalie Kerris could not say exactly how many adapters have broken in this way.

The recall affects ultra-compact USB power adapters sold in the U.S., Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Panama and Peru.

Adapters with a green dot on the bottom are safe and do not need to be replaced, Apple said.
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I have a recall on my 2008 Chevy Silverado for overheating using the wiper fluid heater. I live in Texas so I'm not too worried about this; I'll just get it taken care of at my next oil change.
Well, here we go again.

PC makers recall 100,000 Sony laptop battery packs
Oct 30, 7:03 PM (ET)

SEATTLE (AP) - Computer makers are recalling 100,000 laptop battery packs made by Sony Corp. after 40 reports of overheating, according to a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission notice Thursday.

The voluntary recall applies to certain Sony 2.15Ah lithium-ion cell batteries made in Japan and sold around the world in laptops made by Hewlett-Packard Co., Dell Inc. and Toshiba Corp.

Some incidents involved smoke or flames, according to Sony. Twenty-one of the reports claimed minor property damage, and small burns were reported in four cases.

Sony blamed two factors for the defects: adjustments on its manufacturing line from October 2004 to June 2005, which may have affected the quality of cells in certain production lots; and a possible flaw in the metal foil for electrodes.

The company said no reports have been filed for batteries made after 2006, and noted that the recalled units are a small fraction of the more than 260 million it has shipped over six years.

This also pales in comparison to the recall of nearly 10 million of a different model of Sony batteries in 2006 and 2007, which affected almost every major PC manufacturer, including Dell Inc. and Apple Inc.

In this batch of problematic laptops, the bulk of the 35,000 affected computers in the U.S. were sold by HP between December 2004 and June 2006, according to the safety commission, including HP Pavilion, HP Compaq and Compaq Presario models.

Some Dell Latitude and Inspiron models shipped between November 2004 and November 2005 are also covered by the recall, as well as some Toshiba Satellite and Tecra laptops sold from April 2005 to October 2005.

An additional 65,000 of the flawed batteries were sold outside the U.S. The PCs and separate batteries were sold directly by the computer manufacturers, electronics stores and online retailers worldwide, not by Sony.

Sony said its own Vaio laptops don't use the battery in question. Last month, however, the company recalled 440,000 Vaio notebooks worldwide because of a wiring flaw that can cause overheating.

The safety commission said PC users should remove laptop batteries immediately and contact the manufacturer to request a replacement. Details, including laptop model numbers and contact information for Dell, HP and Toshiba, have been posted on the commission's Web site.
Swim ‘N Score Dive Sticks Recalled by Modell’s Due to Risk of Impalement

November 14, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - THE U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

MANUFACTURER: ERO INDUSTRIES (no loner in business), of Mount Prospect, ILL.
HAZARD: Children can fall or land on these dive sticks in shallow water and suffer impalement injuries. Eye and other facial injuries are also possible. In April 2001, CPSC banned certain types of dive sticks.


DESCRIPTION: The recalled pool stix are weighter plastic tubes, which stand upright when tossed into water. The sticks are about 8” long and were sold in packs of 6 in various colors. The UPC (#4969382814) is printed on the product's packaging.
SOLD AT: Modell’s Sporting Goods Stores nationwide from August 1999 to October 2008 for about $3.
REMEDY: Consumers should keep children from playing with the recalled dive sticks and return the product to any Modell’s Sporting Goods for a full refund.

CONSUMER CONTACT: For additional information, contact Modell’s at (800) 275-6633 anytime, or visit the firm's web site at WWW.MODELLS.COM/RECALL