Recent Recalls – Part 2

What’s new in recalls for this week? You can find out more about recall alerts surrounding a compact tractor, an adapter kit, and a Snickers Cake.

Compact Tractors Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
On November 12, 2015, Mahindra USA recalled eMax Compact Tractors. The hazard present involved fuel lines breaking or leaking, which can pose a fire hazard in these products. About 2,000 of these tractors have been recalled, in addition to approximately 100 in Canada.

As for a description on the tractors, they are diesel tractors designed for residential use with red color. They contain a black seat and “Mahindra” in white lettering on the side of the hood. The recalled models include the eMax 22G, eMax 22H, and eMax 25H. These tractors were sold at Mahindra dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada from March 2014 through September 2015 for between $11,300 and $13,600.

So far, there have been 61 reports received regarding cracks in the fuel tank pipe. However, no injuries have been reported in conjunction with this. However, if you believe you have one of these recalled tractor models, you should immediately stop using the tractor and contact an authorized Mahindra dealer as soon as possible to schedule a free repair session. If you have any further questions or concerns, you should contact Mahindra toll-free at 877-449-7771 from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

Adapter Kits Recalled Due to Electrical Shock, Explosion, and Fire Hazards
On November 12, 2015, WakaWaka recalled adapter kits because of a hazard. The hazard includes the fact that the adapter kit can overheat and pose a risk of fire and the plastic shell of the adapter can open, which exposes a risk of shock to consumers.

The components of the kit are black and include a U.S. style adapter and a USB cable and ten different types of connectors. There were about 700 of these units as part of the recall.

To date, WakaWaka has received four reports of adapters overheating, which includes reports of an adapter smoking and one report of an adapter exploding. So far, no injuries have been reported. However, consumers are urged to immediately stop using the recalled adapter kit and contact WakaWaka for a full refund. As of right now, WakaWaka is contacting consumers directly. If you have questions or concerns, you are able to call WakaWaka toll-free at 888-472-6792 Monday through Friday.

Allergy Alert Issued on Undeclared Peanuts in Snickers 8×8 Cake
On November 18, 2015, Casey’s Bakery Inc. recalled all Snickers 8×8 cakes that have been produced prior to November 14, 2015. This is due to the fact that the cakes contain undeclared peanuts. This poses a risk because people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts can run a risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if these products are consumed.

These cakes were distributed to stores in Orange City, Hartley, and Hawarden by delivery to grocery stores. They were also sold out of Casey’s Bakery in Sioux Center, only found in Iowa.

To find out if you have one of these recalled cakes, check the back of the product package. There will be a code that reads a date prior to 696 or purchased before November 14, 2015. The cakes come in individual foil trays with clear plastic lids and are sold frozen.

So far, no illnesses have been reported to date.