#RecallRoundUp: January 2017

The New Year should be a healthy, positive time. So imagine the annoyance and frustration of the people who had to deal with product recalls right at the start of January 2017! Do you own a product that could cause injury, illness, or damage? Find out!

Food

2017 is off to a relatively undramatic start with food recalls. Whole Foods, however, has already dealt with two recalls. Their croissants, made by Bakers of Paris and sold in 18 Northern California locations, contain undeclared egg. Meanwhile, a selection of their tarts face recalls in Maryland, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The cause for the recall was an undeclared nut product. 4G Meat Processing in Missouri recalled 1,288 pounds of Caldarello Italian sausage rope because of an undeclared product. If you have any Hostess White Peppermint Twinkies lying around after the holidays, throw them out or return them to the store. They’re delicious, but not worth the risk of salmonella. And beer lovers should stay away from Sierra Nevada, who issued a recall on bottled beers over concerns of broken glass.

Got a feline friend? Be aware that the J.M. Smucker Company has issued recalls of certain containers of 9LivesTM, EverPetTM, and Special KittyTM. These products may contain low levels of thiamine, a vitamin that can prevent gastrointestinal or neurological problems in cats. Dog lovers have problems, too: Blue Ridge Beef recalled turkey products in the southern United States over listeria concerns.

Home and Vehicle

If 2017 is going to be the year you travel in a RV, check the model before your trip. Gulf Stream and Keystone RV Company have both issued recalls on select recreational vehicles. Similarly, some motorhomes manufactured by Thor Motor Coach, DRV Suites, Jayco, and Triple E also have defects.

In vehicle news, Suzuki has issued a recall of 8,613 DL650 motorcycles. They were manufactured between August 2011 and October 2015, and may have insufficient heat resistance. Yamaha is recalling 2,640 of its XC155F SMAX scooters, which were manufactured between September 2014 and October 2015. The cause of the recall is a potentially insufficient clamped speed sensor lead wire. Jaguar, Porsche, Maserati, and Kia have also issued recalls of select vehicles.

Michaels issued a recall on three different types of Lumiere salt lamps. Sold between July and November 2016, the dimmer switch or outlet plug can overheat, creating a fire hazard. After reports of their glass travel tumblers breaking or cracking, Dunkin Donuts issued a recall on the mugs. They can be returned for a full refund. After a slew of furniture tip-over accidents in recent years, Linon Home Décor Products isn’t taking any chances. They recalled 200 dressers, sold between September 2015 and August 2016, due to an instability issue.

Finally, in children’s recall news, Disney Theme Park Merchandise has recalled 15, 000 infant hoodie sweatshirts. The hoodies sold exclusively at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista. They contain snaps which easily detach, posing a choking hazard. Honest Company, founded by actress Jessica Alba, issued a voluntary recall on its baby powder.

What Now?

Thankfully, there are no injuries or illnesses in relation to any of these products! Have you purchased one of these January recalled products? Visit the product or company’s website to further instruction, and check out our past blog on dealing with a product recall.

*Since we put emphasis on prominent recalls and popular companies or brands, we have not mentioned every recall that took place in January 2017. For more recall information, visit Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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