Recall Roundup: January 2018
The beginning of a new year is a time for making changes, taking chances, and dreaming big. No matter what your aspirations are, you’re hopefully starting off the year with a positive attitude, a game plan, and great people to support you.
Welcome to the January 2018 Recall Roundup!
One thing you don’t need to get the year off to a successful start, though, is a dangerous or defective product in your life! That’s why we’re here with the first Recall Roundup of 2018 to keep you informed about recent recalls. Read up and stay informed, so you can stay focused on achieving your goals without injuries or illness blocking your way.
In January 2018, undeclared allergens were a big concern. This is when an ingredient is in a product but not listed on the label. Generally, this occurs when the 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 the list. Undeclared allergens are particularly dangerous because a person with allergies may look at the ingredients and believe that it is safe for them to consume. For some people, consuming an undeclared allergen might lead to mild discomfort. For others, it could cause a serious reaction, including anaphylaxis.
If you’re worried about undeclared allergens, here are some companies to be on the lookout for:
Hitting the Road
If you’re all about taking risks in 2018, maybe you’re thinking about getting a motorcycle. Before you buy, though, check the make and model. Suzuki recalled its GSX-Series motorcycles due to an issue with the chains, which may stretch or break during use, causing the motorcycle to lose power. MV Augusta recalled its F4 RC and F4 RR motorcycles over issues with the front brake. If RVs are more your speed, be aware that Forest River, Keystone, KZRV, REV, and Newmar recalled certain models.
Around the House
Redecorating your home is a great way to get a fresh start . . . unless your new home products are defective! TV manufactures Panasonic recalled some of their flat screen TV over concerns that they could tip and fall off the stand unexpectedly, creating a particular hazard for children who could get trapped underneath. Bed Bath and Beyond recalled its Hudson comforters due to the presence of mold, and Comfort Research recalled bean bag chairs over, because the cover can easily be removed, allowing a child to crawl inside.
In more unusual household product news, a snow globe from Coldwater Creek was recalled this month, out of fear that light refraction through the glass could melt or singe other items.
If you’re going to be adding a new member to the household this year, make sure any bassinet made by Multipro is safe for your new baby, because they recently issued a recall of certain products over flammability concerns.
And finally, because we couldn’t escape them even in 2018, fidget spinners made our Recall Roundup list once again. Fidget spinner keychains, made by Fashion Accessory Bazaar, were recalled because the center post can come loose, posing a choking hazard.
Get the New Year Off to a Safe Start
By issuing recalls for their defective products, these companies are doing the right thing and looking out for their consumers. Hopefully, other companies follow their lead in 2018 and make this the safest year yet!
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