We expect manufacturers to know what they’re stocking the shelves with. We trust those products to be safe. But things have a way of slipping through the cracks.
Fortunately, several federal regulatory agencies monitor for and recall products that pose a risk to consumers.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is one example. Federal law requires manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers to notify the agency of potentially dangerous consumer goods within 24 hours of discovery. The CPSC and other regulatory agencies, like the Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration, then publish recall reports.
Recalls happen more often than you might think — but don’t feel like you have to constantly check for new recall reports. Money Talks News has you covered.
Following is a roundup of the foods and goods that have been recalled since last Friday, so take a look and make sure you and your loved ones aren’t eating or using any of them. Then sign up for the Money Talks Newsletter so you don’t miss our next recall roundup. Look for it every Friday afternoon.
Meat, poultry and eggs
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service oversees most meat, poultry and egg products. Following are those that were recalled, or for which public health alerts were issued, in the past week. If you purchased any of them, visit the FSIS website to learn more about the recall or alert and what you should do with the product.
Trader Joe’s Chicken, Lentil, & Caramelized Onion Pilaf with Saffron Basmati Rice, Dark Chicken Meat, Dates & Golden Raisins — possible contamination with foreign materials (rocks)
Certain 44th Street slow-cooked baby back ribs products — import inspection violation (Class I recall)
Hormel Spiced Ham With Natural Juices — undeclared allergen (Class I recall)
Amazon Kitchen Chicken Chile Verde Burrito with Rice, Black Beans & Monterey Jack — possible Listeria contamination
Note that Class I recalls are the most serious type of FSIS recall. As the agency puts it, there is “a reasonable probability” that consuming a product with a Class I recall “will cause health problems or death.”
Other foods and drinks
The Food and Drug Administration regulates most foods and drinks — aside from meat from livestock, poultry and some egg products — as well as pet food. The FDA-regulated foods that have been recalled in the past week, and the reasons why, are as follows. If you purchased any of them, visit FoodSafety.gov or click the applicable link below to learn more about the recall and what you should do with the product.
Cilantro Lime Crema, Everything Sauce Fiesta, Cilantro Cotija dressing, Poblano Caesar dressing, Cilantro Dressing, Street Taco Express Meal Kit sold under the Don Pancho, HEB and Trader Joe’s brands — potential Listeria contamination
Wegmans Harissa Hummus Topped with Harissa — undeclared allergen
Rizo Brothers California Creamery cheese, yogurt and sour cream — potential Listeria contamination
Rojo’s Black Bean 6 Layer Dip — potential Listeria contamination
Zingerman’s Bakehouse Black Magic Brownie — undeclared allergen
Dole, Marketside and President’s Choice salad kits from Dole Fresh Vegetables — potential Listeria contamination
Certain Marketside and Ready Pac Bistro salad kits from Ready Pac Foods — potential Listeria contamination
Drugs, supplements and medical devices
In addition to many foods, the FDA regulates drugs, supplements and more than 6,000 types of medical devices sold in the U.S. Many of the products they oversee are sold directly to consumers, while others are sold directly to hospitals and other medical care providers. Regardless, it’s good to know which items may hurt your health instead of helping it.
Drugs and supplements recalled in the past week, and the reasons why, are as follows. If you purchased any of them, click the applicable link below to learn more about the recall and what you should do with the product.
Sustain and Schwinnng male enhancement capsules — presence of non-FDA approved drugs
Arize male enhancement capsules — presence of non-FDA approved drug
Medical devices recalled recently are as follows. Visit the FDA’s medical device recall page or click the applicable link to learn more.
Cardinal Health and Covidien urology and operating room-specific kits and trays — sterility concern
Percussionaire High Frequency Transport Phasitron Breathing Circuit Kit — pressurization error (Class I recall)
Note that Class I recalls are the most serious type of FDA recall. As the agency puts it, there is “a reasonable probability” that use of or exposure to a product with a Class I recall “will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.”
Other consumer products
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is responsible for recalls for more than 15,000 types of consumer products. Those that the CPSC has recalled in the past week, and the reasons why, are as follows. If you purchased any of them, visit the CPSC’s website to learn more about the recall, including any steps you should take (which will be listed in the “Remedy” section of a CPSC recall).
Husqvarna Gas-Powered Grass Trimmers — fire hazard
Frigidaire Side by Side Refrigerators with Slim Ice Buckets — choking and laceration hazard
VPR Disposable Lighters — burn and fire hazard
CableMod Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) — fire and burn hazard
Vehicles and parts
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, oversees investigations into motor vehicle safety defects and recalls motor vehicle products. Following are vehicle product recalls from the past week and the reasons for them. If you’ve purchased any of these products, visit the NHTSA website to learn what to do next.
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, certain 2024 FEC7K and FEC9K vehicles — control unit counter error
Worldwide Distribution, certain remote fill ASME LP tanks — leaking propane gauge
Blue Bird Body Co., certain 2021-2024 school buses — defective warning lights and stop arms
Forest River, certain 2023-2024 fifth-wheel travel trailers — incorrect tire labels
Gulf Stream Coach, certain 2024 Trail Boss 160FK trailers — incorrect tire labels
Nissan, certain 2018-2022 LEAF vehicles — rearview camera display loss or distortion
Indian Motorcycle Co., various 2019-2022 motorcycle models — defective brake lights
Mercedes-Benz, certain 2019-2022 GLC models — headlights incorrectly aimed
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