Recall News

Top Fin Plastic Aquarium Heaters

Top Fin Plastic Aquarium Heaters are being recalled by PetSmart due to an electrical shock hazard. An electrical problem with the aquarium heaters poses a risk of fire or serious electrical shock to the consumer. About 112,200 of these heaters were recalled in August of 2014. When it comes to incidents and injuries, the firm has received 13 reports of incidents that include four reports of minor shock, seven reports of the water tanks overheating, and one report of property damage from an electrical shortage resulting in fire.

As for a remedy to the situation, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and return them to any PetSmart store for an entire refund in full. These heaters were sold exclusively at PetSmart stores nationwide from August 2014 to April 2015 between $25 and $40. (1)

Bicycle and Frame Kits

Colnago has recalled bicycles and frame kits due to crash hazard. The front brakes can detach from fork during usage, which poses a crash hazard. About 400 units in the United States have been recalled at this time.

Description: Involves all Colnago CF10 and Colnago V1-r racing bicycles and frame kits that fit 28-inch wheels. The words seen down the downtube are “Colnago for Ferrari” and the Ferrari logo can be seen on the seat tube of the CF10. Model numbers CF10 or V1-r are on both sides of the front fork. Model CF10 frames come in the colors black with white letters and red trim, and black with white letters and yellow trim. Model V1-r frames come in the colors black with white letters and red trim, gray with black letters and black trim, gray with white letters and white trim, and white with silver letters and silver trim.

So far no incidents or injuries have been reported. However, consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles and frame kits and contact Colnago America at (844) 265-6246 for a free inspection. If the hole in the front fork for the brake mounting bolt is not at least 12 mm in depth, the front fork will be replaced free of charge to the consumer. (2)

Sliced Crimini Mushrooms Pose Possible Health Risk

United Salad Co., the distributor of Portland, Oregon, has initiated a recall of Champ’s Sliced Crimini Mushrooms on June 19, 2015. The reason why? They have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. It could also possibly cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Description: The recalled mushrooms were distributed to retailers and supermarkets from 6/13/15 to 6/14/15 in Oregon and Washington. The containers do not have code date, but the product average shelf life is 10 days.

Retail stores were requested to remove any affected products off the store shelves immediately. Consumers who have the recalled product in their possession, of course, should not consume it and should destroy or discard it. The recall was made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (3)

 

(1) http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/PetSmart-Recalls-Top-Fin-Plastic-Aquarium-Heaters/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=Recalls+RSS#remedy

(2) http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Colnago-Recalls-Bicycles-and-Frame-Kits/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=Recalls+RSS

(3) http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm452008.htm

2015-06-20T14:41:51+00:00