Recent 'Product Recalls'

Gerber Organic Baby Food

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Two kinds of Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches are being voluntarily recalled by the company. A packaging defect could possibly make the food product vulnerable to spoilage during transport and handing of the food.

The only two types of pouches affected by this voluntary recall. The first type is Pears, Carrots and Peas. Pouches affected by the recall are as follows:

Best buy date of July 12, 2016 with a batch number of 51945335XX

Best buy date of July 13, 2016 with a batch number of 51955335XX

The other type of Gerber baby food affected by this recall is Carrots, Apples and Mangoes. Pouches included in the recall are as follows:

Best buy date of July 13, 2016 with a batch number of 51955335XX

Best buy date of July 14, 2016 with a batch number of 51965335XX,

The company has indicated that affected pouches may look “bloated” and the product may have a strange taste or odor.

If you find you have these products in your pantry, do not use them. Contact the company’s Parents Resource Center at 1-800-706-0556. The company will provide the consumer with replacement coupons.

Trader Joe’s Product Recall

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Trader Joe’s has issued a voluntary recall on two of its products – Trader Joe’s Chocolate Orange Sticks and Trader Joe’s Chocolate Raspberry Sticks. The reason for the recall is for allergy reasons. The products have been found to contain more than “traces of milk” as stated on the label. The SKU number for the orange sticks is 084716 and the SKU number for the raspberry sticks is 084712. These products were shipped to Trader Joe’s locations across the country.

A recall was issued after company employees noticed the coating on the candy sticks did not look right, being lighter than normal. They believed that this color change indicated the candy was not coated in pure chocolate.

Milk allergies can be life threatening for some. Two allergic reactions had been reported as of this date.

If you had purchased either the Trader Joe’s Chocolate Orange Sticks or Trader Joe’s Chocolate Raspberry Sticks, you can return them to any store location for a full refund. You can also call the company at (626) 599-3817 if you have any questions about the recall.

DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine and Stouffer’s frozen meal recall

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

On March 10, 2016 Nestle USA voluntarily recalled some of their frozen meal products. The meals that are included in the recall are DiGiorno, Lean Cuisine and Stouffer’s meals. The recall was issued by the company as there is a potential for glass pieces to be found in the meals. All of the meals in question contain spinach, and this is what the company believes to be the source of the glass pieces.

The following products are included in the recall:


Production Code


Best Before Date

DiGiorno Thin & Crispy
Spinach and Garlic Pizza



July 2016
Aug. 2016

DiGiorno Rising Crust
Spinach and Mushroom Pizza



Aug. 2016

DiGiorno pizzeria Thin Crust
Spinach and Mushroom Pizza



Aug. 2016

DiGiorno pizzeria!
Tuscan-style Chicken Pizza



Aug. 2016

Lean Cuisine Spinach and Mushroom Pizza



Nov. 2016

Lean Cuisine Spinach, Artichoke & Chicken Panini


July 2016
Aug. 2016

Lean Cuisine Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli



Jan. 2017

Lean Cuisine Spinach Artichoke Ravioli



Jan. 2017

Lean Cuisine Ricotta Cheese and Spinach Ravioli



Feb. 2017

Stouffer’s Vegetable Lasagna
Party Size (96oz)



March 2017
April 2017

Stouffer’s Whole Grain Vegetable Lasagna (10oz)



March 2017
April 2017

Stouffer’s Vegetable Lasagna
Family Size (37oz)



Jan. 2017

Stouffer’s Chicken Lasagna Party Size (96oz)



Jan. 2018

Stouffer’s Spinach Soufflé (12oz)



July 2017

If you have any of these products at home, please call the company at (800) 681-1676.

Purina Dog Food

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

On March 9, 2016 Purina has issued a voluntary recall of some of their wet dog food products. The product was recalled because the company discovered through their own internal testing that some of the product does not contain the recommended level of added vitamins and minerals.

The products that are included in this voluntary recall are select 10 ounce containers of Beneful Prepared Meals, Beneful Chopped Blends and Pro Plan Savory Meals. Products impacted by this recall have both a “Best Before” date range from June 2017 to August 2017 and production code range starting with the first four digits of 5363 to 6054.

The products that are included in the recall are:

· Beneful Prepared Meals Wet Dog Food 10-oz. Tubs (all varieties)

· Beneful Chopped Blends Wet Dog Food 10-oz. Tubs (all varieities)

· Pro Plan Savory Meals Wet Dog Food 10-oz. Tubs (limited to the following varieties: Braised Chicken Entrée; Braised Pork Entrée; Braised Turkey Entrée; Grilled Salmon Entrée; Braised Beef & Rice Entrée)

You can also call the company at (800) 877-7919 if you want to check if the product you have is affected by the recall.

If you find you have one of these products the company recommends you throw it away and contact the company for a refund. You can reach them at (800) 877-7919.

Toy Trucks Recalled

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Infantino LLC has issued a recall of its Troy the Activity Truck toy after 28 people reported plastic beads breaking off. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said there were two reports of young children gagging on the pieces. Health Canada received reports of 15 children putting the beads in their mouths and three of the toys breaking, but no injuries.

Around 40,500 of the trucks are involved in the recall. They were sold in both the U.S. and Canada at such stores as Meijer, TJ Maxx and Marshalls between September 2009 and February 2011 for around $15 each. The model numbers are 153-210, 206-110, and 506-110C. The model number can be found on the underside of the truck. The trucks, which have faces, are blue, red, and yellow with a star, circle, and heart beads on the runners of the truck bed. Intantino is printed on the front of the toy.

If you have this truck, take it away from your child and call Infantino at (888) 808-3111 Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET for a replacement.

Consumers should take the recalled toy away from children and contact Infantino for a replacement. Call the company at (888) 808-3111 weekdays between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern Time.

Skippy Recalls Peanut Butter

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Unilever United States Inc. has recalled some jars of its reduced-fat Skippy peanut butter for fear of salmonella contamination.

So far, no one has reported an illness due to eating the peanut butter. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever, nausea, stomach pain, and vomiting and salmonella can be fatal in children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems.

Included in the recall are Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread. The jars are all 16.0-ounces and contain the UPC code of 048001006812 or 048001006782 on the side of the label below the bar code. The recalled jars also have a “best if used by” date of MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1 and MAY2112LR1 on the lid of the jar.

The potentially tainted jars were sold in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

If you have one of these jars, throw it away and call Unilever at (800) 453-3432 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. ET for a replacement coupon.

Recall issued for Alcohol Pads, Swabs, and Swabsticks

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall of alcohol prep pads, alcohol swabs, and alcohol swabsticks manufactured by the Triad Group. The FDA has cautioned both consumers and health care professionals to stop using these products immediately because of possible concerns about Bacillus cereus.

If these products are contaminated with Bacillus cereus, use of them could cause life threatening infections. This is especially true of patients who have recently had surgery or have weakened immune systems.

Recalled products were sold in the U.S., Canada, and Europe in boxes of 100 individual packets under the names of Triad Groups as well as Cardinal Health, PSS Select, VersaPro, Boca/Utilet, Moore Medical, Walgreens, CVS or Conzellin. This includes products marked both “STERILE” and those that are non-sterile.

If you have these products, immediately stop using them. Call the Triad Group Customer Service number at (262) 538-2900 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. for instructions on how to return the product. The FDA is also asking health care professionals to report any adverse affects of patients who have used the products.

Whole Foods Recalls Ground Nutmeg

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

If you purchased nutmeg from Whole Foods Market just in time for Christmas, you should check the jar. Whole Foods Market has recalled packages of its ground nutmeg sold in the U.S. and Canada due to fears of salmonella contamination.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that Frontier Natural Products Co-op packaged the ground nutmeg both for Whole Foods and under their own brand name of Frontier Bulk.

The jars recalled are the 1.92 ounce Whole Foods 365 Nutmeg Ground with the UPC code 0-99482-41931-8 and the lot code of 0321 (located on the bottom of the bottle) and the 16-ounce packages of Frontier Bulk Nutmeg Ground with the UPC code 0-89836-00165-8 and the lot code of 0306.

So far, there have been no reports of illness due to consuming the recalled nutmeg. Salmonella can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain and can be life-threatening to children and those with weakened immune systems.

If you have purchased either of these products, you should not consume them. If you have the Whole Foods brand, contact the local store where it was purchased. If you have the Frontier Bulk brand, call the company for a replacement or refund at (800) 669-3275, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday.

Chuck E. Cheese’s Recalls Light-Up Rings and Star Glasses

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Chuck E. Cheese’s has issued a recall of 1.1 million light-up rings given away as part of a promotion due to the small batteries inside. There were reports to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) of one child swallowing a small battery and another child shoving a battery up his nose although no injuries were reported. The rings were given to many parent-teachers associations. The company is also recalling 120,000 pairs of Star Glasses, which also contain small batteries. The glasses were given away during birthday parties.

The rings were made in China, came in many different colors, and are 1 1/8 inches wide with a black elastic band. They were given out between April 2009 and June 2010.

The glasses are 5 1/2 inches wide, 2 1/2 inches tall and say “Chuck E. Cheese’s” on the side. They were given out between April 2010 and August 2010.

If you have either of these items, you should take them away from your child immediately. The rings may be returned to Chuck E. Cheese’s for a refund of $1, four game tokens, or a soccer promotional cup with four tokens. The glasses may be returned to Chuck E. Cheese’s for a refund of $4.99 or a “Flashing Hands” prize. Contact Chuck E. Cheese’s at (888) 778-7193 or visit its web site for more information.

Millions of Eggs Recalled Due to Salmonella

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa has recalled 380 million eggs for fear that they may contain salmonella. The eggs were shipped to 17 states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas where outbreaks have occurred.

The eggs were sold under the names of Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Bayview, NuLay, Sun Valley, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps in six, 12, and 18 egg cartons. The suspected tainted egg packages are marked with the plant numbers 1026, 1413, and 1946, all beginning with the letter P and are followed by the Julian dates of between 136 and 225.

So far, at least 300 people in the states listed above have been sickened after eating the tainted eggs. That is four times the normal cases reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Salmonella can cause vomiting, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, and fever and can be fatal in certain cases.

The CDC is asking consumers to examine the packaging of all eggs purchased, especially those bought between May 16 and August 13.