Recent Recall News
Several companies have issued voluntary recalls of consumer products due to safety concerns in recent weeks, including the following:
Great American Marketing Ready-to-Eat Foods
Great American Marketing, based in Houston, Texas, has recalled nearly 500 pounds of ready-to-eat products due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The wrap and sandwich products were produced July 15, 2014, and sold in retail locations with a sell-by date of July 26, 2014.
The following products are included in the recall:
- 7.4-ounce plastic-covered trays containing chicken caesar wraps
- 8.1-ounce plastic-covered trays containing club wraps
- 10.5-ounce plastic-covered trays containing ham and cheddar premium sandwiches
- 10.5-ounce plastic-covered trays containing turkey and swiss premium sandwiches
The possible contamination was discovered when the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service collected a sample that tested positive for L. monocytogenes on July 21. The samples product was not distributed, but the plan produced the additional products without conducting a full clean-up of production equipment. So far no illnesses have been reported.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service advises consumers to reheat products until steaming hot to prevent contamination. Click here for more information.
Tommee Tippee Baby Monitors
Mayborn USA has recalled approximately 25,000 Tommee Tippee baby monitors with movement sensor pads due to strangulation hazard. The sensor pad cord can be pulled into the crib and wrapped around a child’s neck, posing a severe safety hazard.
Two models are affected by the recall: 1082S and 1094S Tommee Tippee Movement and Sound Baby Monitors with Sensor Pads. The products contain a baby unit, parent unit, and movement sensor pad. The sensor pad is white with a 10-foot cord that runs from the pad to the baby monitor unit; the sensor fits under the baby’s crib mattress and sounds an alarm when no movement is detected for 20 seconds.
The affected monitors were sold at Toys “R” Us/Babies “R” Us and on Amazon.com since September 2011 for about $150. Consumers should make sure all cords are out of reach of the child and contact Mayborn USA for a free cord cover kit (which includes rigid protective cord covers), a new electric cord warning label about the strangulation risk, and revised instructions. To date, no injuries have been reported.
Contact Mayborn USA at (866) 214-1537 or click here for more information.
Best Buy Electronics
A number of products were sold by Best Buy and related retailers after they were recalled in 2012 and 2013. The affected products carry a risk for fire, burn, shock, expelled parts, and skin irritation.
The affected products include:
- Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital Cameras: sold in June and July of 2012, recalled in August 2012 because a chemical used in the camera’s rubber grips can cause a reaction that irritates the skin.
- Coby Televisions: sold August 2011-November 2013, recalled in December 2013 because an electrical component can fail, catch fire, and ignite nearby items.
- Definitive Technology SuperCube 2000 Subwoofers: sold November 2012-January 2013, recalled in March 2013 because an internal failure with the level input jack results in a shock hazard.
- GE Dishwashers: sold March 2006-August 2009, recalled in August 2012 because an electrical failure in the dishwasher’s heating element can pose a fire hazard.
The recall also affects Gree Dehumidifiers, iSi North America Twist’n Sparkle Beverage Carbonation Systems, LG Electronics Electric Ranges, LG Electronics Gas Dryers, Samsonite Dual-Wattage Travel Converters, and Sauder Woodworking Company Gruga Office Chairs.
Find the full list of affected products and remedies here.