Recall Roundup: November 2018
Welcome to the November 2018 Recall Roundup!
From the turkey and mashed potatoes for our Thanksgiving feasts to the toys and electronics on our Black Friday shopping lists, products play a big role in our lives throughout November and the start of the winter holiday season. But thanks to our desires for hearty food on the table and gifts under the tree, a recall on a dangerous or defective product during the holiday season can mean chaos! As we all ease out of our Thanksgiving “food comas” and into the busy holiday season, we’re here with our latest Recall Roundup to keep you updated on recent recalls and dangerous products.
Bad News for Salad Fans
One of the biggest events of November 2018 concerns a familiar foe: lettuce. A few days before Thanksgiving, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a recall on all romaine lettuce. This was due to an outbreak of E. coli, a bacterium that can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, and other unpleasant symptoms. So far, there have been 32 cases of reported illnesses across 11 states, including 13 that required hospitalization. Unlike a similar E. coli outbreak that occurred last spring, this recent outbreak has not been linked to any specific manufacturer or growing areas. As a result, there hasn’t been a full recall issued on any certain brands.
Along with romaine lettuce, some other foods that saw recalls in November include:
- Cap’n Crunch peanut butter crunch cereal
- Natural Life dog food
- Purveyors Kitchen pumpkin pesto tapenade
- Wegmans coffee cake
- Duncan Hines cake mixes
- SmartFood Delight sea salt flavored popcorn
While recalls and food safety warnings are annoying at best and scary at worst, we can at least be thankful that none of our classic Thanksgiving favorites made any recall lists!
Cross These Products Off Your List
Along with eating, shopping is a big part of the holidays. Whether you’re looking for great buys for yourself or doing some early Christmas shopping, here are some product recalls to keep in mind:
- Seabreeze International bathroom heaters
- HoMedics nightlight
- Restoration Hardware metal-wrapped coffee tables
- Lifetone Technology bedside fire alarms and clocks
- H.I.S girl’s clothing sets
- Mountain Warehouse children’s water bottles
- Black & Decker hammer drills
- CB2 pendant lights
- Shadescapes pool and patio umbrellas
During the holidays, a recall is the last thing anyone wants to think about! However, it’s important to be aware of dangerous products that could be lurking on your table or under the tree. To stay safe during the holidays, be sure to stay tuned for our next edition of Recall Roundup!
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