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Polaris recall affects Sportsman 850 and 1000 ATVs with significant fire hazard; almost 800 incidents reported

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Almost 20,000 Sportsman 850 and 1000 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are now under recall by Polaris and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The Polaris recall notice states that the vehicles’ right side panel heat shield may melt. There is also a second issue with the 2015 Sportsman 1000 ATVs where the exhaust springs can stretch and cause damage to the exhaust seals, resulting in exhaust leaks. The Polaris recall involves all Polaris Sportsman 850 and 1000 model ATVs from the 2015 and 2016 model years. The “Polaris” logo can be found printed along the front grill while either “Sportsman ... Read More

Chewable, low-dose aspirin recalled

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McKesson Packaging Services, a unit of North Carolina-based McKesson Corporation, is recalling 6,717 cartons of 81 mg chewable aspirins, because foreign material was found in bulk inventory. The recall is classified as a Class II, a situation in which use of or exposure to a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or the probability of serious adverse health consequences is possible but considered remote. The recall affects aspirin packaged in UD 750 tablets in blistered cartons. Affected lot numbers include Lot numbers: 0113784, 0113786, 0113834, 0113887, and have the expiration date listed as “Exp. 07/18.” ... Read More

Baby Rattle Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

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More than 680,000 Oball baby rattles have been recalled due to a choking hazard. Kids II, the manufacturer of the baby rattle, all of which were made in China, have received at least 42 reports of the clear, plastic disc-shaped chambers holding several colorful beads breaking. The beads were found in childrens’ mouths, with some babies gagging on them. The recall, which started on March 2, also involves an additional 17,000 rattles sold in Canada. The rattles only cost around $7 in most stores where baby toys are sold. The toy is shaped like a ball and features 28 finger ... Read More

Frozen pizza recall linked to potential Listeria monocytogenes; sold only by Walmart stores

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RBR Meat Company Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), is recalling more than 21,000 pounds of frozen pizzas after learning they might be “adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.” RBR’s Marketside Supreme Frozen Pizzas were sold at select Walmart locations in a 50.6-oz. box comprising of single shrink-wrapped 16-inch pizzas. The recalled pizza’s label should read “Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza,” with its lot code being 20547. The pizzas were shipped to Walmart distribution centers in Washington, Utah, Nevada and California. According to the USDA, the frozen pizza recall qualifies as a Class ... Read More

More than 63K pounds of ground beef contaminated with ‘extraneous material’

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King’s Command Foods LLC is recalling approximately 63,252 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with “extraneous material,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The problem was discovered when the company received several consumer complaints that metal objects were found in the beef products. To date, there are been no confirmed reports of injuries or adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products. Anyone with concerns about an injury or illness should contact their health care provider. This recall, which is an expansion of a previous recall announced March 9, ... Read More

Hyundai recall spans more than 977K Sonata and Sonata hybrid vehicles due to seatbelt defect

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Nearly 978,000 Hyundai Sonatas are now under recall upon learning that the vehicle’s front seat belts may become loose during a collision. The defective seatbelt has been linked to only one minor injury thus far. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this Hyundai recall affects Sonatas from model years 2011 through 2014, as well as 2011 through 2015 of the Sonata Hybrid models. Despite how widespread the Hyundai recall appears, it is likely that only one percent of the recalled Sonatas actually have the defect, which is believed to be caused by a faulty connector not latching entirely ... Read More

Vulto Creamery named in wrongful death lawsuit following raw milk cheese recall

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A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York after a woman linked her husband’s death to the Vulto Creamery raw milk cheese recall. According to Food Safety News, Vermont resident Veronica Friedman filed the wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of her late husband Richard Friedman, alleging he suffered a massive stroke caused by a Listeriosis infection he procured from ingesting the recalled raw milk cheese last year. “People think of food poisoning as inconvenient rather than really dangerous,” said William D. Marler of Seattle, who is an attorney for Ms. Friedman, as ... Read More

Medtronic issues update on recalled implantable infusion pumps

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Medtronic is following up on a 2013 communication regarding the worldwide recall of its SynchroMed Implantable Infusion Pumps due to serious issues that can have fatal consequences for patients. The issues involve three different devices – the Medtronic SynchroMed II and SynchroMed EL Implantable Infusion Pumps, and the Medtronic Sutureless Connector Catheter Products. The SynchroMed II and the SynchroMed EL Implantable Drug Infusion Pumps contain and administer prescribed drugs to a specific site inside a patient’s body. Drugs for use with the SynchroMed Infusion Pump are Infumorph, Lioresal, Prialt (Ziconotide), Floxuridine, Methotrexate and Gablofen, which are used to treat primary ... Read More

XBOX ONE Controller Charger recall announced; 24 reports of overheating

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More than 120,000 Energizer® XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers are under recall by Performance Designed Products and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The recalled chargers are believed to overheat and cause damage to the game controller, thus posing a burn hazard to unsuspecting consumers. The controller charger recall specifies the Energizer® XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers that are used to charge XBOX ONE video game controllers. The recalled chargers, which are made of a black plastic, measure around 3.5 inches long by 5 inches wide by 11 inches. The “Energizer®” logo can be found on the charger’s label ... Read More

Whole Foods Market expands cheese recall following reports of hospitalizations; two deaths

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Raw milk cheeses are under fire again as Whole Foods announces it will be expanding its initial cheese recall in hopes of protecting more consumers from potential Listeria monocytogenes. Only eight stores are affected, spread across New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. According to the FDA, Whole Foods will be including Vulto Creamery’s Andes, Hamden and Walton Umber raw milk cheeses in its initial recall of Ouleout and Miranda soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses. The three additional cheeses were cut and packaged in a clear plastic wrap with “sell by” dates from 01/02/2017 to 04/02/2017 and scale labels starting with ... Read More