Recall Alert Round-Up 03/24

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Girls’ Jeans for Toddlers Recalled by Parigi Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Girls’ Jeans for Toddlers

Units: About 1,600 units

Importer: Parigi Group, Ltd., of New York, NY

Hazard: Decorative rhinestones and sequins on the jeans’ pockets can pose a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves “Baby Phat” branded jeans for toddlers in sizes 2T to 4T. Style number BM02545 can be found on a label sewn in the rear waistband. The rear pockets have colored rhinestones and sequins attached and the right rear pocket has an appliqué of a cat below the sequins.

Sold at: Various specialty stores nationwide and online through Amazon.com from May 2010 through June 2010 for about $13.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the jeans away from children and return them to the retail store where they were purchased for a full refund, or contact the firm for instructions on how to return the product by mail for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Parigi Group collect at (212) 378-1205 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.parigigroup.com

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Recall Alert Round-Up: Hyundai, Alcohol Wipes, Continental Tires, Kashi

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Hyundai announced two new recalls for the compact Elantra. The recall covers nearly 200,000 units to address concerns that airbags may not deploy properly. 

The first recall is for 188,697 units of the 2007-2009 Elantra over concerns that the front passenger airbag may deploy in a crash, even if it’s supposed to remain inactive.

The seat in the Elantra has a sensor to activate the passenger airbag only if an adult is sitting in the seat, an attempt to prevent injuries to a child if he/she was sittting in the front seat. 

The second recall, which covers a subset of the first recall, includes 95,783 2007-2008 Elantra units over concerns that the second stage of an airbag could deploy even if the driver is sitting very close to the airbag.

Hyundai will start notifying owners starting April 8 for both recalls.

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Recall Alert Round-Up (03/19)

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Pogo Sticks

When I think of Pogo Sticks I always think of danger – but THESE pogo sticks add an extra punch – lol- nearly 170,000 pogo sticks have been recalled due to risk of serious injury.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued the recall of California-based pogo stick maker Bravo Sports products after more than 120 injuries from the toy were reported.

Injuries ranged from a chipped tooth, to facial lacerations, to an inner thigh injury.

The Problem with the Pogo Sticks – The aluminum rivets can break and and release the spring, in which event the user could be scraped, or fall down.

Maker: Bravo Sports

Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled products and return them to any Sports Authority location, where they will receive full refund.


The new Honda Civic fuel pump recall affects 18,056 units.

The culprit in the new recall is the “roll-over valve” (ROV), which is an internal component of the vehicle’s fuel pump module. In the event of a rollover accident, this valve prevents gasoline from running out of the top of the tank through the openings intended for the evaporative system and fuel pump itself. Honda noticed during assembly that a portion of the ROV may have been damaged during shipping to the plant where the fuel pump module is built. This valves only purpose is to prevent fuel from running out when the car rolls so keeping the car on all 4 wheels should prevent any further issues from occurring but since there is a clear danger in the event of an accident, Honda is recalling these models back to the dealerships.

Based on how the possible defect was discovered, it would leave one to believe that the recent batch of Honda Civics built are affected by this problem so if you bought a Civic in the last few weeks, you may want to check with your local dealership to see if your 2011 Civic is included in the fuel pump recall.

The recall is expected to officially begin in April, at which point the owners of the 18,056 Honda Civics will be asked to return to the dealership where a certified Honda technician will remove, inspect and, if necessary, replace the fuel pump module if the roll-over valve shows any sign of damage.

WOW!

The Food Standards Australian New Zealand (FSANZ) announced the national recall of the product after the tests showing that some batches contained nuts that were not listed on the box. The nuts in the product may not be the candlenuts but the poisonous seed of the Yellow Oleander. The costumers should be cautious on buying products they hardly knew. Consumers are advised to stop consuming the product right away and those with health concerns should report to the doctor right away. For some who still have the product, they can return it to purchase immediate full cash refund.

The product has a package name called “The Natural Secret of South America.” It is listed as made in Brazil containing 12 seeds in each box. Yellow Oleander is plant species in Australia. The Queensland Poisonous Information Center warned the public about toxic effect of every part of the plant particularly the fruit and the seed when eaten. The plant has been reported to be responsible of the death of several children.

Symptoms include burning sensation in the mouth, diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness and irregular heartbeat. Seek medical help right away once you have eaten any part of the plan. The faster you get medical help, the higher chance of recovery.

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Recall Alert: Lean Cuisine Simple Favorites Spaghetti with Meatballs


Looks like Lean Cuisine put something a little extra in their meatballs – red plastic pieces !!!!! The only good news is that they are calorie free

The packages have a product code of 13800-10390 and a product code 0298595519 P.

The company also said that due to the product’s popularity, it believed little was left at retail (scary) It asked anyone who had the product to call (866) 606-8264.

Nestle said it was recalling Lean Cuisine Simple Favorites Spaghetti with Meatballs packages!

Budget Savvy Diva was the first frugal blogger to break this story – check out Budget Savvy Diva for more recall news plus more!

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Important Ground Beef Recall

Ground Beef Recall

14,000 pounds of ground beef because it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, of Arkansas City, Kansas, was recently lauded in its hometown paper for successfully reaching high-end markets from Wichita to New York City. The recall affects five products marked with “EST. 27″ inside the USDA mark of inspection (weights are approximate):

BEEF FINE GRIND 81/19 NATURAL, containing 10-pound chubs (40-pound case)
Product code: 80185

BEEF CHUCK FINE GRIND 81/19 NATURAL, containing 10-pound chubs (40-pound case)
Product code: 80285

BEEF SIRLOIN FINE GRIND 91/9 NATURAL, containing 10-pound chubs (40-pound case)
Product code: 80495

BEEF FINE GRIND 90/10 NATURAL, containing 5-pound chubs (40-pound case)
Product code: 85165

BEEF FINE GROUND 93/7, containing 10-pound chubs (60-pound case)
Product code: 86191

The ground beef was shipped to Arizona, California, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington. The ground beef may have been repackaged and relabeled for consumer sale. The USDA will report retail products affected as information becomes available on its website.

Customers can call Jim Rogers at 620-741-3352 for more information.

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Skippy Peanut Butter Recall

Unilever announced a recall on Skippy Peanut Butter - The product may contain bacteria that would be damaging to one’s heath

The product was distributed to retail outlets in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Get more details and information on the recalled items here

*Thankfully, I had Skippy Peanut Butter from a sale that was NOT affected by the recall.

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