Several body sprays were recalled due to a cancer-causing chemical. Some still remain on shelves

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Source: Several body sprays were recalled due to a cancer-causing chemical. Some still remain on shelves

Frozen shrimp recalled due to possible listeria contamination

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Grocery stores across the Gulf Coast are pulling a specific brand of frozen shrimp off the shelves after a recall was issued over possible listeria contamination.

Southeastern Grocers (SEG) issued a recall on its 16-ounce bag (16-20 count) of Fisherman’s Wharf brand frozen jumbo-cooked shrimp (UPC: 2114003262). The product has a best-by date of April 5, 2023.

The recall was issued because of the detection of possible listeria, a bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, elderly people and people with weakened immune systems. Listeria infections can also cause flu-like symptoms and even miscarriages and stillbirth in pregnant women.

The product was sold in all Winn-Dixie, Fresco y Más and Harveys Supermarkets stores. The sale of the product has been prohibited while the Food and Drug Administration investigates the source of the problem.

SEG said customers should throw the shrimp away or return it to any store for a full refund.

Customers with questions about the recall should contact Southeastern Grocers toll-free at (844) 745-0463, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT, and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT.

Source: Frozen shrimp recalled due to possible listeria contamination

8 infant deaths spark recall of more than 3 million Boppy lounger pillows

Regulators announced the recall of an infant lounging pillow Thursday after it said the item was connected to multiple deaths in recent years.

The Boppy Company Newborn Lounger has been tied to at least eight infant deaths where a child was placed on the lounger and found suffocated on their side or on their stomach, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The deaths occurred between December 2015 and June 2020.

Robert S. Adler, the commission’s acting chairman, called the incidents “heartbreaking” in a statement Thursday.

“Since we know that infants sleep so much of the time — even in products not intended for sleep — and since suffocation can happen so quickly, these Boppy lounger products are simply too risky to remain on the market,” Adler said.

More than 3.3 million Boppy loungers have been sold across the U.S. and Canada, the commission said.

Source: 8 infant deaths spark recall of more than 3 million Boppy lounger pillows

GM recalling another 70,000 Bolt electric cars – CNN

(CNN Business)General Motors is recalling another 73,000 Bolt EV and EUV electric vehicles in the United States and Canada for a problem that could cause the vehicles to catch fire.

GM had earlier announced that the recall would cost $800 million, but that was before the recall was expanded to cover all remaining Bolt vehicles. The recall is now expected to cost an additional $1 billion.
The recall comes after GM had previously recalled about 70,000 Bolt vehicles for the same potential problem. The recall now covers Bolt EV and EUVs from 2017 to 2022.
The recalled Bolt vehicles can catch fire after being charged due to a manufacturing defect, the company said. Until the batteries in the recalled vehicles can be checked and replaced, if necessary, GM recommends the vehicles be set to charge to only 90%. Owners should also charge their vehicles more frequently and avoid allowing the battery to be depleted to less than about 70 miles of driving range. The vehicles should also be parked outdoors right after charging and should not be charged indoors.
GM now says it is pursuing reimbursements from Korean battery manufacturer LG, the company that made the batteries that, GM said, are the cause of the problem.
LG did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
GM had previously said that the problem with the Bolt batteries was caused by two rare battery manufacturing errors in model years 2017 to 2019 vehicles, and that more recent models did not undergo the same battery manufacturing process and so were not included in the recall. Now, though, GM is recalling 9,335 more model year 2019 Bolt EVs and another 63,683 model year 2020 through 2022 Bolt EV and Bolt EUV models. The Bolt EUV is a taller crossover SUV version of the Bolt EV.

Source: GM recalling another 70,000 Bolt electric cars – CNN

Dog Food Recall 2021: Simply Nourish Dog Food Recalled From PetSmart – Thrillist

Wet Noses Natural Dog Treat Company announced a recall of 51,000 packages of Simply Nourish frozen dog food sold at select PetSmart locations nationwide. The issue is elevated levels of vitamin D. The notice, shared by the FDA, says that “dogs ingesting elevated levels of vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss.” Needless to say, you don’t want to take the risk and feed this to your pup.

Additionally, the recall states, consuming elevated levels of vitamin D “over a long period of time can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction.” If your dog has eaten the recalled food and exhibits these symptoms, you should contact your vet.

Here’s a look at the specific products that are part of the recall. All were sold in two-pound and four-and-a-half-pound packages. You can find more details about the products on the FDA website.

  • Simply Nourish Frozen Chicken & Veggies
  • Simply Nourish Beef & Barley
  • Simply Nourish Turkey & Sweet Potato
  • Simply Nourish Pork & Veggies

You can return the packages to the place of purchase for a refund.

Source: Dog Food Recall 2021: Simply Nourish Dog Food Recalled From PetSmart – Thrillist

Nearly 60,000 pounds of frozen raw chicken products sold at Aldi and other stores recalled – CNN

Serenade Foods is recalling nearly 60,000 pounds of frozen, raw, breaded and pre-browned stuffed chicken products that could be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday.

Source: Nearly 60,000 pounds of frozen raw chicken products sold at Aldi and other stores recalled – CNN

Omaha meat processor recalls 295,000 pounds of raw beef over possible E. coli contamination | Fox Business

More than 295,000 lbs. of raw beef have been recalled by an Omaha-based meat processor over the product’s possible E. coli contamination.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Greater Omaha Packing’s announced the recall on Thursday.

The beef products, which were intended to be used in packages of ground beef, were produced on July 13 and bear establishment number “EST. 960A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The packages were distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Nebraska.

The contamination was discovered when FSIS collected a routine product sample that confirmed positive for the presence of E. coli, officials said.

Source: Omaha meat processor recalls 295,000 pounds of raw beef over possible E. coli contamination | Fox Business

Several brands of dog food recalled due to potentially high levels of mold

ORLANDO, Fla. – Several brands of dog food sold nationwide are being recalled over fears they could contain high levels of mold.

Pet food maker Sunshine Mills issued the recall voluntarily. The products in question were sold nationwide under a variety of names, including Evolve, Nuture Farms, Wild Harvest and Triumph.

Company officials say all of the recalled dog food contains de-boned chicken and rice with a best-by date of Feb. 11, 2022.

Sunshine Mills says no illnesses have been linked to the recalled food.

Customers who have any of the recalled items can return the food for a full refund.

Source: Several brands of dog food recalled due to potentially high levels of mold

GM again recalls its US electric vehicles over fire threat – CNN

GM is once again recalling nearly 70,000 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles because of a risk that the battery will catch fire when the car is parked.

New York (CNN Business)GM is once again recalling nearly 70,000 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles because of a risk that the battery will catch fire when the car is parked.

The company does not have a fix for the problem that has been tied to at least nine fires nationwide since early 2020. The new fix will likely involve replacing battery modules or perhaps the entire battery pack, said GM spokesperson Dan Flores.
GM and federal safety regulators are providing steps that Bolt owners should take before their cars can be repaired. These include not parking it in a garage or next to another structure such as a home or other building due to the risk of a fire spreading. All the fires occurred when the cars were parked, and there were two reports of injuries.
While the number of cars is relatively small for a recall, GM’s action is significant given how pivotal the Bolt is to its efforts to shift from gasoline-powered cars and trucks to an all-electric future.
The Bolt is the only EV that GM currently sells in North America, though it has other EVs it sells elsewhere, including China. US sales of the Bolt have been climbing rapidly, rising 142% to 20,000 in the first six months of this year compared with the first half of 2020. The model year 2020 and 2021 Bolts have a newer type of battery than the ones that caught fire.
This latest fire risk is comes just as GM is trying to expand its EV business.
Over the next four years, GM plans to invest $35 billion to unveil 30 different electric vehicles, 20 of them slated for the US market alone. The company has said it expects to be selling 1 million EVs annually by 2025 and has set a goal of selling only emission-free vehicles by 2035.
The new versions of the Bolt, the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV debuted earlier this year. The GMC Hummer EV pickup is due to go on sale later this year, and the Cadillac Lyriq, the luxury brand’s first EV, is scheduled to hit dealerships late next year.
GM first announced a recall of the affected Bolts in November 2020 but, then as now, it said it did not know how to fix the problem. In May it announced a software repair but then there were two fires involving vehicles that got that software fix, prompting the latest recall.
Battery packs are the most expensive component of an electric vehicle, and replacing them could prove very costly. Hyundai recalled 82,000 electric cars globally earlier this year to replace their batteries after 15 reports of fires involving the vehicles, at a cost of about $11,000 per vehicle.

Source: GM again recalls its US electric vehicles over fire threat – CNN

Nearly 8.5 million pounds of Tyson chicken recalled due to Listeria concerns

 

Tyson Food Inc. is recalling nearly 8.5 million pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to a press release on Saturday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Food Safety and Inspection Service was notified in June of two people who were sick with listeriosis, an infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes, according to the release. An investigation, which identified three cases of the illness between April and June, revealed one person had died from listeriosis.

Symptoms of listeriosis include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions, sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms.

The chicken products include frozen, fully-cooked chicken such as Tyson Pulled Chicken Breast, Tyson Fully Cooked Diced Grilled Chicken Breast with Rib Meat, Tyson Fully Cooked, Char-Broiled Boneless Chicken Meat for Fajitas and more.

Source: Nearly 8.5 million pounds of Tyson chicken recalled due to Listeria concerns

Check the Fish in Your Fridge to See if it’s Part of a Recall

More than 80 fish products have been included.

What’s included in the recall

A total of 84 fish products are part of a voluntary recall issued by their manufacturer, Banner Smoked Fish, Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, including smoked fish, pickled fish, fish in cream sauce, and fish salads. The items were sold online and in retailers located in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania, California, Florida, Nebraska, Arizona, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Nevada, Oregon, Wisconsin, Michigan, Washington, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Source: Check the Fish in Your Fridge to See if it’s Part of a Recall

Over 130K pounds of chicken products recalled over possible listeria contamination | Fox Business

The affected products were distributed in individual food boxes to consumers at local food banks in Florida through the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program.

More than 130,000 pounds of frozen chicken products are being recalled over fears that they may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a recall notice for the frozen, fully cooked, diced chicken items that were packaged on Jan. 25, 2021; Jan. 26, 2021; March 23, 2021; and March 24, 2021.

Source: Over 130K pounds of chicken products recalled over possible listeria contamination | Fox Business

Hyundai recalls more than 390,000 vehicles, due to possible engine fires – CBS News

Hyundai is recalling more than 390,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada for two problems that can cause engine fires. In one recall, owners are being told to park their vehicles outdoors until repairs are made.

The largest recall covers more than 203,000 Santa Fe Sport SUVs from 2013 through 2015. Some are being recalled a second time. Brake fluid can leak into the anti-lock brake computer, causing an electrical short that can lead to fires. Owners should park outdoors and away from structures until the problem is fixed, according to documents posted Tuesday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Dealers will replace a fuse and replace the computer if necessary. Owners will be notified in June.

Source: Hyundai recalls more than 390,000 vehicles, due to possible engine fires – CBS News

Subaru recalls vehicles to fix engine, suspension problems | Fox Business

Subaru is recalling nearly 875,000 cars and SUVs throughout the United States due to engine and suspension problems.

The stalling recall covers more than 466,000 Crosstrek SUVs from 2018 and 2019 and Impreza cars from 2017 through 2019. The company says in government documents that a computer can power the ignition coil after the car is shut off. That can cause a short circuit.

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Dealers will update the software, replace ignition coils and if necessary install a new front exhaust pipe. The recall is to start May 28.

Source: Subaru recalls vehicles to fix engine, suspension problems | Fox Business

Extra-strength acetaminophen recalled nationwide | Fox Business

Nearly 200,000 bottles of extra-strength acetaminophen, used to relieve pain and fevers and sold under multiple brand names, are being recalled nationwide due to a mislabeling issue.

A-S Medication Solutions, LLM voluntarily recalled bottles of its Acetaminophen Extra Strength 500 mg tablets because they have “an incomplete prescription drug label rather than the required OTC Drug Facts label,” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a notice.

Representatives for A-S Medication Solutions did not return FOX Business’ request for comment.

Extra-strength acetaminophen is sold under various brand names

The 100-count bottles labeled with National Drug Code (NDC) 50090-5350-0 were packed inside white pill bottles within a clear plastic bag as part of Health Essentials Kits.

The kits, which included other seasonal products such as Halls cough drops, were “distributed by Humana to its members,” according to the FDA.

The affected bottles were “likely” distributed nationwide between Jan. 14, 2021, and March 15, 2021. The expiration dates are either July 31, 2022, or Aug. 31, 2022.

The company is not aware of any reports of “adverse events” related to the recalled product. However, the agency said the affected bottles, which lack “the full OTC Drug Facts chart,” should be returned.

ASM or its distributors will provide pre-addressed return mailers for customers, the FDA said.

Source: Extra-strength acetaminophen recalled nationwide | Fox Business

Dog Food Recall 2021: Midwestern Pet Foods Recalls Dog Food Over Salmonella – Thrillist

Midwestern Pet Foods, the same company that issued a big recall in January due to aflatoxin, has recalled products from 10 dog and cat food brands due to the potential for salmonella contamination. The brands involved include CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportstrail, Sportmix, and Meridian. The full list of recalled bags is very long.

The recall is specifically for food produced at the company’s Monmouth, Illinois facility. Though, those products were distributed nationwide and to online retailers. You’re looking for an “M” in the date code on the bag that designates it as having been produced at the facility where salmonella was detected, per the company’s recall. The lot code information is printed on the back of the bag and looks like this: “EXP AUG/02/22/M1/L#.

Source: Dog Food Recall 2021: Midwestern Pet Foods Recalls Dog Food Over Salmonella – Thrillist

The Quaker Oats Company Issues Voluntary Recall of Quaker Rice Crisps Sweet Barbecue Flavor Due to Undeclared Soy Issue

Photo Package Front:  QUAKER SWEET BARBECUE RICE CRISPSThe Quaker Oats recall is specific to the brand’s 3.03-oz. bags of Quaker Rice Crisps in Sweet Barbecue Flavor, which may have undeclared soy in them. According to the recall notice, individuals with soy sensitivities or allergies “run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product contained inside the recalled bags.”

In total, 4,550 bags of the potentially contaminated chips are being recalled, each bearing UPC number 0 30000 31984 0 and a best before date of May 29, 2021, written as “MAY29213M21” on the packaging. The affected products may have been sold in the following 21 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.

While no illnesses associated with the consumption of the aforementioned Quaker Oats product have been reported, the FDA says that anyone with the recalled snacks at home should return them to their point of purchase to receive a refund or contact Quaker Consumer Relations at 800-367-6287.

Source: This Quaker Oats Product Has Been Recalled Over Safety Concerns

A Popular Dewalt Heater Is Subject to a Recall Over Carbon Monoxide Concerns

A popular heater sold at numerous stores throughout the U.S. is subject to a recall over the device presenting both carbon monoxide poisoning and fire risk.

According to the Feb. 3 recall notice issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), DeWALT has recalled approximately 4,500 of its cordless kerosene forced-air heaters due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and fire they present. The heaters, which were sold at both Lowe’s and farm supply stores between June and Nov. 2020, are being pulled from shelves after the company received a report of one heater turning on in standby mode. As of the recall date, no injuries have been associated with the heater’s use.

The recalled heaters have either model number DXH90CFAK and serial numbers ranging between 340902-20001001and 340902-20004000 or the model number DXH90CFAKM and serial numbers ranging between 340901-20001001 and 340901-20001500. Anyone with one of the affected devices at home “should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and contact Enerco for a free replacement corded heater,” according to the recall notice. DeWALT’s heater recall is just the latest in the long list of popular products pulled from shelves in recent weeks; read on to discover if an item you have at home could be putting your safety in jeopardy. And for more products to toss, If You Have This Kitchen Tool at Home, Stop Using it Immediately.

Read the original article on Best Life.

Source: A Popular Heater Is Subject to a Recall Over Carbon Monoxide Concerns

Tesla to recall more than 130,000 cars following regulators’ pressure

Tesla voluntarily recalled 134,951 Model S and Model X vehicles with touchscreen failures that led to the loss of several safety-related features.

Following pressure from U.S. regulators, Tesla is recalling 134,951 Model S and Model X vehicles due to common touchscreen failures that can lead to the loss of several safety-related features while driving.

Cars that are part of the voluntary recall were made at Tesla’s plant in Fremont, California, and include Model S sedans manufactured between 2012 and 2018 and Model X SUVs in model years 2016 to 2018.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asked Tesla on Jan. 13 to recall 158,716 of its Model S and X electric vehicles after it concluded that media control unit failures were increasingly common in aging Tesla vehicles, and posed significant safety issues.

Source: Tesla to recall more than 130,000 cars following regulators’ pressure

More than 100 pets died, over 200 sickened from recalled pet food, FDA says | Fox Business

Hundreds of pets have died and others have been sickened after eating recalled pet food manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods, according to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) updated recall notice.

As of Jan. 21, the FDA became aware that more than 110 dogs died and over 210 others fell ill after consuming food from the company’s Oklahoma plant “that may contain potentially fatal levels of aflatoxins.”

However, as new information becomes available, “case counts and the scope of this recall may expand,” the FDA said.

Earlier this month, the company expanded its recall “out of an abundance of caution” to include pet food products containing corn that were manufactured in the company’s Oklahoma manufacturing plant and have an expiration date on or before July 9, 2022.

Source: More than 100 pets died, over 200 sickened from recalled pet food, FDA says | Fox Business

Bickel’s Snack Foods’ 8-oz. Butter Flavored Popcorn Is Subject to a New Recall, FDA Says

Thinking of preparing a snack for movie night? You might want to check the label first, now that there’s been a major popcorn recall reported by the FDA.

The recalled popcorn, which was sold exclusively at Publix stores in Georgia and North Carolina, is printed with UPC code 70175 06021 and has a use by date of March 29, 2021, as well as bearing the letters Z1 E1. If you have the affected popcorn at home, the FDA recommends either throwing it away or returning it to Publix to receive a refund of your purchase.

Source: This Popular Brand of Popcorn Is Subject to a New Recall, FDA Says

Pet food recall expanded after more than 70 dogs die

FDA investigates potentially fatal levels of aflatoxins, poisons produced by mold that’s not necessarily visible.

Midwestern Pet Food is expanding its recall of dog and cat food sold online by retailers nationwide as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigates potentially fatal levels of aflatoxins.

Midwestern, based in Evansville, Indiana, is broadening a prior recall to include all pet foods manufactured in the company’s Oklahoma plant containing corn and having an expiration date on or before July 9, 2022.

Source: Pet food recall expanded after more than 70 dogs die

Hyundai recalls 471K more SUVs, tells owners to park outside

The latest recall covers certain model-year 2016 through 2018, and additional 2020 through 2021, Hyundai Tucson SUVs. The vehicles have antilock brake system computers that can malfunction internally and cause an electrical short. That can lead to a fire.

Tucsons equipped with Hyundai’s Smart Cruise Control feature are not being recalled.

Source: Hyundai recalls 471K more SUVs, tells owners to park outside

This Garlic Powder Is Facing a Recall, According to the FDA | Best Life

You may be able to keep most of your spices in your pantry for a long time, but not this garlic powder, which is facing a recall for an undeclared allergen.

Kitchen spices can last years in the pantry, so you probably don’t tend to give your shakers of salt and sugar a second thought. Unfortunately though, due to a new recall, you may need to toss one out before its expiration date. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just announced that if you have garlic powder in your pantry, you should check your bottle due to possible contamination. Keep reading to find out if your spice may be affected, and for more things to check in your kitchen, find out why The FDA Says “Please Do Not Eat” This Beloved Dessert Right Now.

According to the FDA announcement on Dec. 23, B&G Foods is voluntarily recalling the 5.37 oz. bottles of its Food Club Garlic Powder due to a packaging error. Instead of the product promised, the bottle of garlic powder may actually contain bacon-flavored bits. These bacon bits contain soy, an allergen that is not typically in garlic powder and is not declared on the label. “People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the bacon-flavored bits contained in the recalled containers,” the FDA announcement warns. “There is no health risk associated with this product for individuals without an allergy to soy.”

Fortunately, it should be very clear that you’ve purchased an incorrect product. The FDA says it should be “readily apparent to consumers” if their garlic powder container is filled with bacon bits instead. According to the announcement, 1,301 cases of the product were mistakenly labeled, but the recall only affects garlic powder containers with “best by” dates of Nov. 19, 2022 and Nov. 20, 2022.

Source: This Garlic Powder Is Facing a Recall, According to the FDA | Best Life

Ceiling fans sold at Home Depot recalled after blades fly off

Ceiling fans sold exclusively at Home Depot have been recalled because the fan blades could detach and cause injury.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, King of Fans Inc., is recalling the 54-inch Hampton Bay Mara indoor/outdoor ceiling fans in matte white, matte black, black and polished nickel finishes. The fans came with a white color changing integrated LED light and a remote control.

Owners are advised to stop using the fans immediately and inspect them, using these instructions.

The company said it has received 47 reports of the blade detaching from the fan, including two reports of the fan blade hitting a consumer and four reports of the blade causing property damage.

The company is advising if fan owners see any blade movement or uneven gaps between the blades and fan body or movement of the clip, they should contact King of Fans for a free replacement ceiling fan.

Owners can also call King of Fans Inc. at 866-443-1291 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday; email the company at MaraRecall@kingoffans.com, or visit the company online here and click on “Mara Recall.”

“We’re committed to the safety and quality of our products so we contacted the Consumer Product Safety Commission and voluntarily recalled the product and stopped sales when we discovered the issue,” said Christina Cornell, a Home Depot spokesperson.

The fans have been sold at Home Depot stores nationwide from April through October 2020 for about $150. Cornell said the retailer has sold about 80,000 of the fans.

Source: Ceiling fans sold at Home Depot recalled after blades fly off