#RecallRoundup: June 2017
Welcome to the June 2017 Recall Roundup!
Over the summer, no one wants to deal with a sickness or injury from a defective product, so let’s look at some of the recalls plaguing us for the past month.
Two High-Profile Recalls
As we blogged about earlier this month, one of June 2017’s biggest recalls concerned defective birth control pills. Manufactured by Lupin Pharmaceuticals and sold under the name Mibelas 24 Fe, the pills are in the wrong order, which could cause the pregnancy-blocking hormones to be taken at the incorrect time of a woman’s menstrual cycle.
Another big recall, announced near the end of the month, involves popular car manufacturer Ford. The company is recalling around 400,000 of its Transit bus or van vehicles. They were sold between 2015 and 2017. The cause of the recall is cracked drive shift couplings, which can cause the vehicle to lose power. Ford emphasizes that no deaths or injuries have been reported. However, to prevent any accidents, they are recalling the vehicles and will make safety improvements. Vehicle recalls, if they go ignored or unnoticed, can pose a serious danger, since so many people use cars, buses, and other vehicles every day. Thankfully, Ford caught this issue early on, and is taking the right steps to prevent injuries.
Look Out for Your Pets . . .
If you accidentally consume a food that has a defect, like an undeclared allergen or mold, you’ll know pretty quickly! If a pet eats a defective food, however, there isn’t any way for them to tell you. Unfortunately, you might not even know until your pet gets sick. This is why it’s important to stay up-to-date on pet-related recalls. This month, the most prominent recall concerns United Pet Group, who are expanding their recall of rawhide chews. This recall includes brands like Petco, Dentley’s, and Dentahex. The products might contain an unapproved anti-microbial chemical, which had led to illness in a small amount of pets. To learn more about pet food recalls, visit Dog Food Advisor.
. . . And Kids!
Like pets, small children are particularly vulnerable to hazards in defective products. In June 2017, children-related recalls include:
- Play clothes from Lila + Hayes, choking hazard
- Safety gates from Madison Mills, because small children could get their head stuck between the slats of the gate
- Children’s robes from Little Giraffe, flammability hazard
- Children’s robes from Kreative Kids, flammability hazard
For more information on how to keep littles one safe, check out Safe Kids Worldwide for a list of all recent recalls.
This is just a sampling of some recalls in June 2017. For a full report, visit the website of the Food and Drug Administration or Consumer Affairs. For information on handling a recall, visit our previous blog.
See you in July for another edition of Recall Roundup!
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