24 people from 15 states became ill due to an outbreak of E. coli. 196,222 pounds of frozen chicken quesadilla are undergoing a recall by Rich Products Corporation because they could be tainted. An investigation was announced into the product beginning March 19. The frozen foods were sold across the country in stores such as Walmart and Alco. 78% of those who became ill are 21 and over, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Customers are urged to throw out the product or return it immediately. Cases of illness have surfaced in Virginia, Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York, according to news reports.
A recall of dry pet food was expanded because the product could be tainted with salmonella. The US Food and Drug Administration warned customers to avoid the product. The problem was discovered by state agricultural departments. Natura Pet Products announced the recall of other products they made during the same time period. The products were sold across the country along with several other countries including Japan and Korea. They have specific expiration dates for dry cat food and dry cat treats, according to news reports.
New Jersey state is recommending that medical products made by a Monmouth County company be removed from shelves due to safety concerns that intravenous fluids could be tainted. The product, produced by Med Prep Consulting, could be contaminated with floating particles. Health care facilities that received this product are asked to remove them immediately. The company agreed to stop operations March 22, and the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control are currently monitoring the issue, according to news reports.
3,037 2012 Taurus and 2012 Lincoln MKS sedans, along with 2013 Ford Explorer vehicles are undergoing a recall for leaky fuel tanks. The cars were manufactured from July 19, 2011 to March 15, 2012. The problem with the vehicles is that they may have a side seam that was not correctly sealed. Leaking fuel could increase the risk of a fire. The defect was announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Owners will be notified starting April 22, and vehicle dealers will inspect the fuel tanks and fix the problem free of charge, according to news reports.
Fruit and Grain salads distributed to several states by Publix Super Markets was recalled due to the chances of a listeria contamination. The products were sold in 12-ounce containers. There have not been any illnesses associated with this product as of yet, customers are urged to get in touch with the store where they purchased the food to receive a full refund. Listeria can be very harmful for customers, leading to a possibly fatal infection. Symptoms include stiffness, abdominal pain, weakness, and high fever, according to news reports.
A popular toy ball that expands when dropped into water could pose a very serious safety hazard for children. The super-absorbent polymer balls were recalled late last year after an 8-month old swallowed one. They had to perform surgery to remove the ball, and if it hadn’t been treated immediately her intestines may have been perforated. The Dunecraft Water Blaz was examined by Consumer Reports, which they determined posed a serious safety hazard because they appear like candy but can expand and black the intestine or airway of a child, according to news reports.
Due to undeclared milk, Heartland Gourmet announced a recall on Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix and Pizza Crust Mix. The items were distributed throughout several states including Texas, Indiana, Minnesota, California and Colorado. There have not been any illnesses reported as of yet. A routine sampling discovered the problem since the product was labeled “Dairy Free” yet tested positive for milk in the ingredients. A problem during the production process led to the recall, and customers are urged to return the item as soon as possible for a refund, according to news reports.
Rich Products Corp. recently announced a recall due to the possibility of a contamination with E. coli. The Farm Rich Mini Quesadillas were recalled is well as Mini Pizza Slices, Philly Cheese Steaks, Mozzarella Bites and Market Day Mozzarella Bites. The products were produced from November 12 to November 19 and distributed across the country. The company is cooperating with the US Department of Agriculture to discover the source of the contamination. Customers can contact the company with any questions, according to news reports.
A fire hazard resulted in the recall of two models of 3M Filtrete Air Purifiers. The Ultra Quiet and Maximum Allergen are included in the Consumer Product Safety Council’s recall. The product’s serial numbers start with specific letters, E, F, G, H, I or J. There have been two reported incidents as of yet. In one case, the purifier overheated and in the other it caught fire. If you think your device might be part of this recall, you are urged to unplug it immediately and discontinue using it. The company will provide a pre-paid shipping box so that customers can return the product for a free replacement, according to news reports.
A recall was recently announced concerning a Bugaboo stroller made by Cameleon3. The Consumer Product Safety Council announced the recall due to 16 reports of the handles breaking. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported in relation to this recalled product. They include specific serial numbers. Customers are urged to remove the carry handle immediately and get in touch with Bugaboo for a replacement handle. Customers can continue to use the seat while it is attached to the chassis. The product was sold at Toys R US, Buy Buy Baby, and other retail baby product stores, according to news reports.