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Recall Roundup For October 7-14

Here’s a quick round-up of food and product recalls from the last week.

Food Recalls:

  • The listeria-tainted cantaloupe death toll is up to 23. It is believed that the cantaloupe is no longer being sold fresh or in prepackaged fruit salads, but it can take up to 2 weeks after consumption before the affects take hold.
  • 377,775 pounds of beef were recalled in California due to E. Coli contamination.
  • Listeria in lettuce? Giant Eagle has recalled packaged iceberg lettuce that may have been contaminated with listeria; see the details here.
  • A variety of Lean Cuisine® frozen entrees have been voluntarily recalled by Nestle due to a packaging error. The product contains shrimp, an allergen, but it was sold as Dinnertime Selects™ Chicken Fettuccine.
  • Salted, Smoked, Split Herring may contain botulism; so far, no illnesses have been reported, according to the FDA.
  • Chef’s Requested Foods, Inc. is recalling approximately hundreds of pounds of center cut steaks because the packages actually contain turkey.
  • Kroger recalls ice cream with unlisted peanuts, primarily in 10 Midwestern states – see the details at USAToday.

Product Recalls:

Sony recalled 1.6 million overheating TVs that have faulty parts which may cause them to melt or catch fire. The Bravia flat-panel televisions have been sold worldwide since 2007. The company does not plan to replace them or offer refunds at this time, according to Bloomberg News.

  • Blurry vision, torn corneas and corneal abrasions are just a few of the serious health problems linked to continued use of recalled contact lenses. This week, brought attention to this ongoing problem.
  • Tow package wiring harnesses are a fire hazard for Hyundai Veracruz and Kia Sorento vehicles, 2009-2011. See the full report.
  • Yet another fire gel recall – Marshall Gardens PatioGlo Bio-Fuel Gel. As with other recent recalls of gel-like fuels, the fuel presents a serious burn risk if it’s poured into a lit firepot (as intended).
  • 411,700 jogging strollers made by B.O.B. Trailers have been recalled because of a choking danger the fabric presents, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. So far, no serious injuries have been reported. See the full recall details here.
  • As of October 13, the NHTSA has posted 5 vehicle tire recalls so far this month. Here are the latest.
  • Ecotech EZ® Variable Speed pool pump motors were recalled: the pump cover is not properly grounded, posing an electrical shock hazard.
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