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McCain hash browns may contain golf ball parts

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What goes with hash browns? For some,  the answer might just be golf balls. Wait, what? According to an announcement by McCain Foods USA, their hash browns could “be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials, that despite (their) stringent supply standards may have been inadvertently harvested with potatoes used to make this product.” Though no injuries have been reported, the golf ball pieces pose a choking and injury hazard, and two brands of hash browns are under recall. Products impacted by the recall include Roundy’s Brand, 2 lb. Bag of Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns (UPC 001115055019) and Harris Teeter Brand, ... Read More

Frito-Lay Jalapeño chips recalled for Salmonella threat

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Frito-Lay Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips are under recall for the potential presence of Salmonella. Though no Salmonella was found in Frito-Lay’s seasoning, the company launched a voluntary recall April 21 out of an abundance of caution as a direct result of a supplier’s recent recall of a seasoning blend which includes jalapeno powder that could contain the infectious organism, according to the Food and Drug Administration. All sizes of the Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips with a ... Read More

Medtronic recalls valves, shunts due to design defect


Medtronic is recalling the StrataMR Adjustable Valves and Shunts due to a design problem. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall because use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death. Medtronic StrataMR adjustable valves and shunts are used to manage hydrocephalus, excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The device provides continuous cerebrospinal fluid flow from the ventricles of the brain into the right atrium of the heart or peritoneal cavity. The design allows the health care provider to non-invasively adjust ... Read More

Sexual enhancement dietary supplements recalled after lab confirms hidden drugs


Organic Herbal Supply Inc. is conducting a sweeping nationwide recall of all lots of select sexual enhancement dietary supplements for both men and women because they contain undeclared drugs that pose a health risk to some consumers. Brand name dietary supplements affected by the recall include Uproar, Cummor, Zrect, Monkey Business, Xrect, Rectalis, Tornado, Zdaily, BigNHard, Enhancerol Natural Male Enhancement capsules. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) analysis found the products to contain tadalafil, the active drug ingredient found in the prescription erectile dysfunction drug Cialis. The recall also affects Zrect for Women and LabidaMAX, because a laboratory analysis found ... Read More

Viking agrees to pay $4.65 million to settle gas range defect claims

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A Mississippi company agreed to pay a $4.65 million civil penalty to settle charges the company failed to report and recall a defective product, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Viking Range LLC of Greenwood, Mississippi, and its parent company, The Middleby Corporation, of Elgin, Illinois, collectively known as Viking, agreed to settle claims its gas ranges contained a defect causing them to spontaneously turn on and not shut off via control knobs. Between 2008 and 2014, Viking received 170 reports of incidents, including from consumers who were burned when trying to disconnect the ranges from a power ... Read More

Teavana Flip Tumblers Recalled Over Breakage, Burn Risks

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Starbucks unit Teavana is recalling more than 23,000 of 14-ounce “flip tumblers” sold in the U.S. after receiving a dozen reports that the item leaks and poses a burn risk. The tumblers, which are designed to hold hot liquid and steep hot tea, come with a clear plastic cap and a welded black base that screws onto a stainless steel tumbler. The tumblers were sold in black and silver models with the name “Teavana” printed on the side. They were sold in Teavana stores nationwide and online at from October 2016 through February 2017 for about $40. According to ... Read More

Kia and Hyundai vehicles under recall for engine defect

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An engine defect has led to the recall of more than 1.3 million Kia and Hyundai vehicles in the U.S. Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may lead to premature bearing wear within the engine, potentially causing the vehicle to stall and increasing the risk of a crash. Models under recall include the 2011-2013 Kia Sportage, 2012-2014 Kia Sorento, 2011-2014 Kia Optima, 2013-2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and the 2013-2014 Hyundai Sonata. “Hyundai is initiating this action to ensure the safety and quality of its vehicles and the continued satisfaction of its customers,” said Miles Johnson, spokesman at Hyundai, to ... Read More

Hyland Baby Teething Tablets recalled due to toxic levels of belladonna

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After receiving a formal request from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Standard Homeopathic Company has agreed to initiate a nationwide recall of all lots of Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets, due to toxic levels of belladonna in the products that have resulted in serious adverse events in infants including seizures. Los Angeles-based Standard Homeopathic Company is notifying its distributors and retailers and arranging for the return of the products. Consumers who have the teething tablets should stop using them and contact the company by calling 800-991-3376. Those who have experienced any problems that may be related ... Read More

Medtronic recalls valves and shunts designed to drain excess brain fluid


Medtronic plc issued a worldwide recall of 2,622 StrataMR adjustable valves and shunts used to drain fluid from the brain due to complaints that the devices are not effectively draining. This issue may result in serious health complications or death in patients treated with the device. The recall involves all unused StrataMR adjustable valves and shunts manufactured and marketed by Medtronic’s Neurosurgery business, which is part of the Brain Therapies division on the company’s Restorative Therapies Group. Strata II and Strata NSC products are not involved in the recall. The Strata MR adjustable valves and shunts are used to treat ... Read More

Isomeric Pharmacy recalls all sterile compounded drugs due to sterility concerns


Isomeric Pharmacy Solutions is recalling all lots of sterile products compounded and packaged by the company that remain within the expiration date after a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection raised concerns about the lack of sterility of the products. To date, there have been no reports of adverse events related to this recall. Affected products were distributed to patients, providers, hospitals and clinics nationwide between Oct. 4, 2016, and Feb. 7, 2017. A list of drugs affected by this recall is available here. Non-sterile compounded medications prepared by Isomeric are not subject to the recall. Patients and providers that received ... Read More