Recall Roundup: August 2019

Welcome to the August 2019 Recall Roundup

Congratulations, Tampa Bay—you’ve survived the start of the 2019 school year! By now, you’re probably used to the morning alarms, school buses on the roads, and piles of homework stacked up on your kitchen counter . . . and your wallet is probably hurting a bit from all those back-to-school purchases. From new backpacks to afterschool snacks to maybe even a bigger car to ferry your kids to school, the back-to-school season is a time when many people make dozens of purchases. This is why it’s the perfect time to make sure your family is safe from dangerous or defective products with our August 2019 Recall Roundup blog.

Lunchbox Favorites

Kids hoping for a sweet treat in their lunchboxes might have faced disappointed this month due to a recall of Entemann’s Little Bites cookies, manufactured by Bimbo Bakeries USA. The individually packed cookie pouches might contain bits of plastic, which could pose a choking hazard. Luckily, no injuries have been reported, and buyers can return the product for a full refund. Other tasty treats that saw recalls in August 2019 include Cookie Dough Café’s cookie dough bars, and red apple cookies from Southern Pacific Whole Foods Market. Both products were recalled due to undeclared allergens.

Water bottles are another staple of the school day. But beware of Contigo water bottles! This month, the brand recalled 5.7 million of its Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles due a potential choking hazard. There have been 149 reports of the water bottle’s spout detaching, though no injuries have been reported. It’s important that your child stay hydrated throughout the school day, but make sure their water bottle isn’t posing a choking risk.

Flammable Pajamas

Another kids-related product that was recalled just in time for back-to-school season was a set of children’s pajamas made by SAMpark. They fail to meet the federal flammability standards. While only 100 of the pajama sets are being recalled, they were sold at two Florida stores. Children should stop wearing the recalled pajamas immediately, but no injuries have been reported.

Defective Vehicles

There were also a good amount of vehicle recalls in August 2019, affecting everything from luxury cars to motorhomes. If you’re hoping to catch some Labor Day deals or already planning ahead for a family road trip during the first break from school, here are some vehicle brands currently dealing with recalls:

Harley Davidson

Forest River

Thor Motor Coach

SSR Motorsports

Winnebago

Gulf Stream

Piaggio

Mazda

REV Recreation Group

Alfa Romeo

Kia

Heartland

How To Keep Your Family Safe

As you and your family adjust to the routines of the new school year, the last thing you want is a defective or dangerous product wreaking havoc in your home. Stay aware by tuning in every month for our Recall Roundup blogs, and read up on how to deal with a product recall.

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