Recent Recall News – Part 6
Each week, many items are recalled and pulled from shelves because they can pose risks and hazards to those who use them. These products include food items, vehicle parts, and general products used around the house. Now you can follow up on the most recent items and what to do if you happen to own one of them.
Knives Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard
On October 22, 2015, L.L. Bean recalled about 300 knives with a sheath due to a laceration hazard. The hazard includes the knife being able to cut through the sheath, which could cause cuts. A description of the knives includes an identification number of 296435, which is printed on the product’s packaging. The knife itself measures 8 inches long and includes a 4-inch blade, with a handle made of G10 Synthetic. The knives were sold exclusively at L.L. Bean retail stores nationwide and in catalogs through June 2015 to September 2015 for about $90.
So far, no incidents or injuries have been reported for this recalled product. However, consumers are urged to immediately stop using the knife sheath and contact the firm in charge to receive a free replacement sheath. L.L. Bean’s contact is at 800-555-9717 from 8 am to 10 pm.
Response Kiteboard Control Systems Recalled Due to Risk of Injury
On October 21, 2015, Liquid Force recalled Kiteboard Control Systems due to a risk of injury that involves the chicken loop release system (used to depower the kite) sticking and failing to open. This could pose a risk of injury to whomever is kiteboarding. About 2,500 units were part of this recall. The kiteboard control systems were from model year 2015 and are compromised of a light-weight control bar that controls and depowers the kite, a set of flying lines, and a harness loop. The units recalled contained a solid orange releasehood and the words “RESPONSE RELEASE SYSTEM” are printed on the black loop.
So far, there have been no incidents or injuries reported for this product. However, consumers are urged to immediately stop using the recalled kiteboard control systems and contact Liquid Force for a free replacement chicken loop release mechanism. So far, the firm has taken precautions to contact all owners directly. However, you will be able to contact Liquid Force yourself at 800-820-7781 between 9 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.
Curry Chicken Salad Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
On October 23, 2015, Whole Foods Market of Cambridge, MA, recalled bulk Curry Chicken Salad and Classic Deli Pasta Salad sold in stores in select states due to the potential that they were contaminated with Listeria, an organism that could cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in consumers. The states include ME, NH, MA, RI, CT, and NJ. The symptoms of Listera include high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, and nausea – however, they can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. The good news is that, involved in this recall, no illnesses have been reported.
Consumers are urged to immediately discard the product and bring their receipt to the store for a full refund. If there are any questions, they should be directed to the local store in which the food was bought, or call 617-492-5500 between the hours of 9am and 5pm EST.