New Product Recalls Issued This Week - 10/23/09


Here is a list of new product recalls issued this week: 10/16/09-10/23/09.
Please note this list includes most recalls from CPSC, USDA, FDA, NHTSA (carseats and tires only) and boat recalls from the Coast Guard. I do not include vehicle recalls or USDA/FDA recalls related to undeclared allergins. To view all the recalls including those allergin related recalls, you can go to: to see a full listing from each agency.

Plum Organics ™ announced today that it is taking the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling one particular batch of its 4.22 oz. Apple & Carrot Portable Pouch baby food with the best by date May 21, 2010 and marked with the following universal product code (UPC) #890180001221 located on the bottom of the package. These pouches are sold individually at Toys-R-Us and Babies-R-Us locations nationally.

Blair Expands Recall To All Women’s Chenille Apparel Due to Burn Hazard; Additional Reported Deaths Prompt Re-Announcement of Robe Recall. 9 Reported Deaths in Total; Consumers Urged to Stop Use of Flammable Wearing Apparel. Sold at: Blair catalogs and Web site, and Blair stores in Warren, Pa., Grove City, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., from July, 2000, through April, 2007.

Idea Village Recalls Handy Switch, Wireless Light Switches Due to Fire Hazard. Sold at: Mass merchandisers and drug store chains nationwide, through television infomercials and the Internet from March 2007 through July 2009 for between $10 and $15.

Coby Electronics Recalls Rechargeable Batteries Sold with Portable DVD/CD/MP3 Players Due to Fire Hazard. Sold at: Discount, electronics, music, toy, office supply stores and distributors of electronic products nationwide from January 2007 through September 2009 for between $140 and $275.

Fiesta Masquerade and Home Olympic Flatware Recalled by Cambridge Silversmiths Due to Choking Hazard. Sold exclusively at: Fiesta Masquerade at JCPenny, Federated Department Stores, Bealls and Homer Laughlin from November 2008 through May 2009 for about $70 per 20-piece set; Home Olympic at Target from August 2008 through August 2009 for about $30 per 20-piece set.

Wincraft Inc. Recalls Rotating Sports Table Lamps Due to Fire, Burn and Shock Hazards. Sold at: Sports memorabilia and other specialty stores during August 2009 for about $40.

Haunted House Screen Candle Holders Recalled by Coyne’s & Co. Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Yankee Candle. Sold exclusively at: Yankee Candle stores nationwide and online at between August 2009 and September 2009 for about $25.

Raynor Marketing Recalls Quantum Office Chairs Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Office Depot Stores. Sold: Exclusively at Office Depot stores nationwide and on the Web at from May 2006 through August 2009. The mid-back chairs sold for about $300 and the chair with headrest for about $350.

Toro Recalls Zero Z Master Turn Mowers Due to Burn Hazard. Sold at: Toro dealers nationwide from October 2005 through August 2009 for between $13,000 and $17,000.
American Regent conducts nationwide voluntary recall of ALL lots of its Ketorolac Tromethamine Injection, USP 30 mg/mL. This voluntary recall is due to the potential that particulate matter in conjunction with crystallization may be present in the product.

Off-Road Utility Vehicles Recalled by Bad Boy Enterprises Due To Crash Hazard. Sold by: Authorized dealers nationwide from June 2007 through July 2009 for about $10,000.

Vatran's Fine Foods, Inc., a Tracy, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 11,500 pounds of assorted meat and poultry products (Montibella Susage Company brand, Vatran's brand), because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. The meat and poultry products were produced on various dates ranging from March 2009 through October 2009, and were distributed to retail stores in the San Joaquin Valley area in California.

TGF Production LLC is recalling Herring Salted because the product was found to be uneviscerated. The recalled Herring Salted was distributed nationwide in 1.3kg ( 2.86lb) round plastic containers with the code numbers 24.08.09 and 13.07.09.

Lone Star Brisket Company, a Thorndale, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 14 pounds of smoked beef products ("Texas Star Meat Company HALF SMOKED BEEF BRISKET Fully Cooked", "Texas Star Meat Company WHOLE SMOKED BEEF BRISKET Fully Cooked" labels) that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The smoked beef brisket products were packaged on October 14, 2009 and distributed to a Department of Defense Commissary in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation, a Milwaukee, Wisc., establishment is recalling approximately 5,522 pounds of beef tongues that may not have had the tonsils completely removed. The beef tongue products were produced between the dates of October 12, 2009 and October 14, 2009, and were shipped to distribution centers in Illinois for further sale.

A Northern California grocery chain has recalled several hundred cartons of Del Monte brand whole cantaloupe after routine testing detected salmonella. The affected cantaloupe was sold between Oct. 5 and Oct. 16 at Raley's, Nob Hill Foods, Bel Air and Food Sources stores in Nevada and Northern California. (can't find official FDA recall)

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