Month: April 2016

For Immediate Release

April 25, 2016

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Krasnyi Oktyabr Inc.
 718-858-6720

Announcement

Krasnyi Oktyabr Inc. in Brooklyn, NY, is recalling Vobla (Roach) Dry Eviscerated Salted Fish and Bream Dry Eviscerated Salted Fish because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the products even if they do not look or smell spoiled.

Botulism, a potential fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, blurred or double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing weakness of other muscles abdominal distention and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

The products were imported from Russia and sold to retail stores in New York and California from February through April 2016.

The products are sold in un-coded clear, vacuum pack plastic bags, each weighing 5.29 ounces:

  • VOBLA (ROACH) DRY EVISCERATED SALTED FISH, UPC 4606495-001308;
  • BREAM – DRY EVISCERATED SALTED FISH, UPC 4606495001346

The potential for contamination was noted after routine sampling and inspection by the US Food and Drug Administration and subsequent analysis of the Bream fish by the FDA confirmed that the Bream fish was not properly eviscerated prior to processing.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. (more…)

For Immediate Release

April 24, 2016

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CVS Pharmacy
 -800-SHOP-CVS

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Mike DeAngelis, CVS Health Corporate Communications
  michael.deangelis@cvshealth.com
 401-770-2645

Announcement

CVS Pharmacy® announced today that it has voluntarily recalled select cases of Gold Emblem Abound™ Organic Spiced Herbal Tea following notification from the manufacturer that the product is potentially contaminated with Salmonella. An ingredient produced by the manufacturer’s raw material supplier tested positive for Salmonella in another company’s product. CVS Pharmacy’s Gold Emblem product also contains this ingredient.

The product is labeled “Gold Emblem Abound Organic Spiced Herbal Tea 1.41 oz” and was packed in 1.4 oz cartons. The recalled product has a single best by date of 18 Mar 2018 with a UPC code 0 50428 541043. No other best by dates are affected. The product was available at CVS Pharmacy stores nationwide.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Approximately 200 units of the recalled product were sold prior to this recall. The Company is not aware of any reported cases of illness to date related to this product and it has issued this voluntary recall as a matter of precaution. (more…)

For Immediate Release

April 23, 2016

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CRF Frozen Foods
 844.551.5595

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Anne Struthers
  astruthers@rdoffutt.com
 218.616.0769

Announcement

CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is voluntarily recalling fifteen frozen vegetable items that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

No illnesses have been reported to date, but the company is recalling the products as a precaution. The Listeria was discovered through routine testing by state health officials in Ohio. Listeria monocytogenes was found to be present in one lot of Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) organic petite green peas and one lot of IQF organic white sweet cut corn. (more…)

Class I Recall 031-2016
Health Risk: High Apr 21, 2016

Congressional and Public Affairs
Gabrielle N. Johnston
(202) 720-9113

 

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 – Meating Place, a Buffalo, N.Y., establishment, is recalling approximately 325 pounds of ground beef product that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ground beef patties were produced on April 15, 2016. The following product is subject to recall: [View Label (PDF Only)]

  • 5-lb. boxes of “LORINGO BRAND BEEF PATTIES KEEP FROZEN THE MEATING PLACE INC.” with a package code of 120106.

The product subject to recall bears establishment number “Est. 8631” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The item was shipped to retail and institutional locations in the Buffalo, NY area.

The problem was discovered by FSIS during routine in-plant review of testing results. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product. (more…)

For Immediate Release

April 21, 2016

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MagZuma Nutrition
 888-306-8855

Announcement

MagZuma Nutrition of Tulsa Oklahoma is recalling effected lots of it’s Life’s Qik Fix™ and Zuma Supreme™ products because they contain undeclared SOY and MILK allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Soy or Milk allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported to date and there are no other product concerns except for people that have Soy or Milk allergies. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product: Women’s scarves

Hazard:

The scarves do not meet the federal flammability standard for clothing textiles, posing a burn risk.

Consumer Contact: SouvNear toll-free at (844) 328-5735 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email care@souvnear.com or online at www.souvnear.com and click on the “Product Recall” link at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 650

Description

This recall involves 51 different styles of women’s 100 percent silk scarves. The scarves are between 72 inches long by 31 inches wide. “100% Pure Silk” and “Made in India” are printed on the sewn-in tags. The scarves come in standard and infinity styles and come in various colors and patterns, including floral, leopard and paisley.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported (more…)

For Immediate Release

April 20, 2016

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Medtronic Post Market Vigilance
 1-800-635-5267

Announcement

DUBLIN – Medtronic is notifying customers worldwide of a voluntary recall for the battery pack used in its Covidien Oridion labeled Capnostream™20 and Capnostream™20p Patient Monitors. This voluntary recall is being conducted due to a battery manufacturing defect that may increase the risk of thermal damage in the battery pack. The scope of this recall includes battery pack model numbers 016400 and 010520. These packs were manufactured by a contract manufacturer between April 2014 and February 2016.

Capnostream monitors are external (non-implantable) medical devices used to assess patients’ respiratory status and identify changes in breathing. The prescription device is operated by trained healthcare professionals in a clinical setting and in the home.

Medtronic has received seven reports of thermal damage out of 9,817 battery packs impacted by this field action. Of these seven reports, one involved a fire resulting in smoke inhalation and minor burns. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product: Drywall lifts

Hazard:

The drywall lifts can fail during use causing the load of drywall to fall onto the lift operator, posing an injury hazard.

Consumer Contact: YTL International toll-free at 888-723-6534 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.ytlinternational.com and click on RECALL for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 17,000 (in addition, 2,700 were sold in Canada)

Description

This recall involves YTL drywall lifts used for lifting sheets of drywall. The metal lifts are red, have three 30 inch legs with casters at the base, horizontal bars at the top to hold the drywall and a telescoping post that can extend vertically to a height of 11 feet using the manual crank. The recalled drywall lifts have a label on the vertical mast stating “PERFORMANCE BUILT,” “MUD BOSS” OR “150 LB. DRYWALL PANEL HOIST.”

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received two reports of the drywall lifts failing and dropping their load. No injuries have been reported. (more…)

For Immediate Release

April 19, 2016

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Pharmakon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
 888-660-6715

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David F. McNamar
  dfmcnamar@mcnamarlaw.com

Announcement

Pharmakon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of sterile products aseptically compounded and packaged by Pharmakon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. that remain within expiry due to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) concern over a lack of sterility assurance and other quality issues. Administration of a sterile drug product intended to be sterile that is compromised may result in serious and potentially life-threatening infections or death. To date, Pharmakon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has not received any reports of adverse effects or injuries. (more…)

Recall Summary

Name of product: Wooden Toy Blocks and Giraffes

Hazard:

Parts of the wooden toys can become detached, resulting in small pieces that can pose a choking hazard to young children.

Consumer Contact: Flying Tiger Copenhagen toll-free at 844-350-0560 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.flyingtiger.com and click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page.

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Recall Details

Units

About 1,000

Description

This recall involves Flying Tiger Copenhagen wooden blocks and wooden giraffe toys. The Twist & Lock blocks were sold in a combination of blue, green and yellow and red, pink and yellow. Item number 1701354 is printed on the packaging for the blocks. The Twist & Lock giraffe toys were sold in pink and red combination and a yellow and orange combination. Item number 1701493 is printed on the packaging for the giraffe.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported (more…)