Aloha Premium Protein Powder Recall, Consumers Ill with Staphylococcal Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning Victims with Staph Infection Leads to Protein Powder Recall A recent protein powder recall was issued by Project Healthy Living for it's Aloha Premium Protein Powders after the company received 17 reports of consumers falling ill with "transient gastrointestinal symptoms consistent with staphylococcal food poisoning.”  These powders were distributed nationally between November 2014 and January 2015. The entire line of protein powders, from 14-servings to single servings, in both vanilla and chocolate, are under product recall … [Read more...]

Some Fire Extinguishers Under Product Recall Due to Faulty Valves

4.6 Million Fire Extinguishers Face Product Recall Due to Faulty Valves, Does Not Fully Put Out Fire The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a product recall for 4.6 million fire extinguishers, manufactured by Kidde. The plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers face product recall due to faulty valve components, which can cause the fire extinguishers to not fully discharge when the lever is pressed repeatedly, which may not fully put out the fire and could risk injury to the consumer. The product recall covers 31 models … [Read more...]

Keurig Mini Plus Brewers Under Product Recall for Burn Injuries

Keurig Issues Product Recall for Mini Plus Brewers Due to Hot Liquid Burn Injuries Keurig makes one of the most popular coffee brewing systems in the US. However, the company issued a product recall in December 2014 for its Mini Plus Brewing Systems after receiving hundreds of reports of sudden sprays of hot liquid, and almost a hundred reports of burn injuries associated with the defect. Keurig’s Mini Plus Brewers were manufactured between 2009 and 2014. The coffee company stated that it has received about 200 reports that the mini plus … [Read more...]

Ikea Issues Product Recall for Crib Mattresses

Product Recall From Ikea Due to Infants Becoming Trapped Between Crib and Mattress Popular, inexpensive Swedish furniture maker Ikea has issued a product recall for crib mattresses after receiving two reports of infants becoming trapped between the mattress and the crib. IKEA AB issued the product recall on Tuesday, January 13th, for 169,000 mattresses after learning that two children became trapped in a gap between the mattress and the crib. Fortunately, the children were unharmed, but the furniture giant issued the product recall to prevent … [Read more...]

Takata Airbag Defect Leads to Senate Hearing

Investigative Senate Hearing Reviews Takata Airbag Defect A Senate hearing convened to investigate numerous vehicle recalls related to Takata airbag defect, which date back as far as 2008. On Thursday, November 20th, a senior executive with Takata testified that a Takata airbag defect leads to corrosion of an inflator mechanism that can cause the airbags to explode and embed shrapnel into the driver or passengers. At least five deaths worldwide, including three in the US, and dozens of personal injuries have been linked to the Takata airbag … [Read more...]

5 Million Graco Strollers Under Product Recall for Finger Amputation Risk

Graco Strollers Under Massive Product Recall Due to Finger Amputation Risk After a long back and forth with federal safety regulators, Graco Children’s products has finally issued a massive product recall for Graco strollers due to the risk of potentially amputating the fingers of children riding in the stroller. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the product recall covers 11 different stroller models, totaling near 5 million units in the US, 202,000 units in Canada, and just over 10,000 units in Mexico. "The folding … [Read more...]

McDonalds Issues Product Recall for Happy Meal Toy

Popular Happy Meal Toy Under Product Recall From McDonalds Due to Choking Hazard A very popular Hello Kitty Happy Meal toy is now under a product recall from McDonalds because it can present a choking hazard to children. The item is a red whistle, which is part of a Hello Kitty Birthday Lollipop Toy. The whistle can be found inside a plastic Hello Kitty, which holds a pink heart-shaped lollipop in her hand. McDonalds received two reports of children who sucked the whistles into their mouths, then coughed out pieces. According to the Consumer … [Read more...]

Baby Wipes Under Product Recall for Bacteria

Several Brands of Baby Wipes Face Product Recall After Bacterial Growth Found The company behind many brands of baby wipes has issued a voluntary product recall after discovering possible bacterial contamination in their wipes. Nutek Disposables of Pennsylvania issued the voluntary product recall after discovering Burkholderia cepacia, a bacterium that can be resistant to antibiotics. The company received some complaints about the baby wipes, noting discoloration and odor. The company tested some wipes and found the presence of bacteria, … [Read more...]

SC Minibike Company to Pay Fine for Delayed Product Recall

South Carolina-Based Minibike and Go-Cart Company Must Pay Large Fine for Delayed Product Recall A company that manufactures minibikes and go-carts, based in Anderson, SC, has agreed to pay a $4.3 million fine for a delayed product recall, and failing to inform the Consumer Product Safety Commission of defects in the go-carts and minibikes in a timely fashion. Baja Inc, and its corporate affiliate, One World Technologies, have agreed to pay the hefty delayed product recall fine, but refuse to acknowledge any wrongdoing on their part, … [Read more...]

Publix Issues Food Recall for Jalapeno Bagels

Publix under Food Recall for Jalapeño Bagels for Glass or Stone Pieces Publix grocery store chain has issued a voluntary food recall for its jalapeño bagels, store brand, because the product might contain small pieces of glass, or small stones. The Publix Brand Jalapeno Bagels were sold in self-service bins, or artisan cases in the bakery department. They were distributed to Publix grocery stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. "As part of our commitment to food safety, potentially impacted product has been removed from all … [Read more...]