February 2020 Recall Roundup

With the stores stocked full of heart-shaped chocolates and romantic Valentine’s Day plans on everyone’s mind, February is a month full of love! But for people who encountered a dangerous or defective product, February was anything but lovely. Is there a recalled product in your home? Check out our February 2020 Recall Roundup to find out!

Undeclared Allergens

When it comes to food recalls, undeclared allergens are a common culprit. This is when an allergen, like nuts, milk, or gluten, is in a product but not actually listed on the label. Generally, this occurs when a product is manufactured in a factory with other products, leading to cross-contamination.  It also occurs when an ingredient is mistakenly or negligently left off a list. Undeclared allergens are particularly dangerous because a person with allergies may look at the ingredients and believe that the product is safe to consume. For some people, contact with an undeclared allergen can lead to mild discomfort. For others, it could cause a serious, life-threatening reaction, including anaphylaxis.

When the Medicine is the Problem

When someone in your house is sick with a cold or the flu, one of your first steps is probably breaking out the medicine. That’s why one February 2020 recall, of cold and flu treatment products by Efficient Laboratories, is particularly concerning. The products were recalled after it was found they potentially contained microbial contamination, which could make some sicker rather than help alleviate their symptoms. Luckily, though, there have been no reported issues, and the recall hopefully ensures that no one will suffer. If you hear about a medication recall, it is important to follow all directions from the manufacturer about returning or discarding the product, because the last thing a sick person wants is the get sicker from a recalled product!

Getting Ready for Spring

If you’ve recently bought a new vehicle and are gearing up for a big spring break trip, you might want to double check if you own any recently recalled vehicles from these manufacturers:

Dealing with a Recall

If you found yourself faced with an “unlovable” product during February 2020, check out this blog on how to deal with a product recall.

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