Several product recalls have come across our desks here at the Tri-State BBB, and we wanted to help spread the word. Two recalls were announced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The first recall involves food items. Garden Fresh Foods, Inc. issued a voluntary recall and then issued an expanded recall on various ready-to-eat salads, slaw, and dip products sold under various brands and code dates. Listeria monocytogenes may have contaminated the products. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in vulnerable populations. The products were sold in Indiana and Illinois and 12 other states. If you purchased any of the recalled products, you can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. There have been no reports of illness related to these items so far. The list of products includes macaroni salad, potato salad, coleslaw, pasta salad, baked beans, egg salad, chicken salad, and more. To see a list of all 76 products recalled go to http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm369696.htm.
The second recall announced by the FDA is for sunscreen lotion for babies and kids. W. S. Badger Company is voluntarily recalling “all lots of its 4-ounce SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion and one lot of its 4-ounce SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion (lot # 3164A) due to microbial contamination. The products were tested and found to be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida parapsilosis and Acremonium fungi.” The products that were recalled were sold in the USA & Canada online and at major retailers as well as independent food co-ops and are as follows:
SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion 4oz (UPC: 634084490091&634084490114) Lot #’s 3024A, 3057B, 3063A, 3063B, 3132A, 3133A
SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion (UPC: 634084490145 & 634084490169) Lot # 3164A
The FDA has not received any reports of illness or adverse reaction at this time. Consumers may return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
The third recall was announced by the Consumer Safety Product Commission (CSPC). Shimano American is voluntarily recalling their disc brake calipers due to collision hazard. According to the CSPC, the recall includes “all Shimano BR-CX75 aftermarket disc brake calipers and BR-R515 disc brake calipers installed on road and cyclocross bicycles sold by other manufacturers including BMC, Giant, Ibis, Raleigh, Shinola, Specialized and Volagi.” The calipers have the words “Shimano,” “China” and the model number stamped on the outside of the brake caliper and have either a black or silver finish.
Bicycles with the recalled Shimano brakes were sold at bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from February 2012 through May 2013 for about $75. The CSPC advises consumers to stop using the bicycles with recalled Shimano brakes and contact a Shimano authorized dealer to receive a free installation and replacement of the calipers.
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