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Consumer Affairs Recalls - Products, Vehicles, Foods

  1. Hy-Vee brand pizzas recalled

    The products may contain soy, an allergen not declared on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 27, 2017

    PhotoHy-Vee of West Des Moines, Iowa, is recalling eight varieties of Hy-Vee brand pizzas that may contain soy, an allergen not declared on the label.

    No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these products.

    The following products, packaged in plastic wrapped pizza tins and sold out of refrigerated display cases, produced by Hy-Vees wholly owned subsidiary D & D Foods, are being recalled:

    Description UPC Best if Used by Dates
    12 Cheese Traditional Crust Pizza 288900 908996 04-23-2017 thru 07-26-2017
    12 Pepperoni Traditional Crust Pizza 288901 908995 04-23-2017 thru 07-26-2017
    16 Cheese Traditional Crust Pizza 288928 611991 04-23-2017 thru 07-26-2017
    16 Pepperoni Traditional Crust Pizza 288929 611990 04-23-2017 thru 07-26-2017
    12 Cheese Thin Crust Pizza 288914 908999 04-23-2017 thru 07-26-2017
    12 Pepperoni Thin Crust Pizza 288915 908998 04-23-2017 thru 07-26-2017
    16 Cheese Pizza Thin Crust Pizza 288942 611991 04-23-2017 thru 07-26-2017
    16 Pepperoni Pizza Thin Crust Pizza 288943 611990 04-23-2017 thru 07-26-2017

    The products were sold in Minnesota by the Twin Cities Hy-Vee stores in New Hope, Oakdale, Lakeville, Brooklyn Park, Eagan and Savage, near the stores Italian departments and prepared-meal areas.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled products should dispose of them or return them to their local Hy-Vee store for a full refund.

    Consumers with questions may contact Hy-Vee customer care representatives 24/7 at 800-772-4098 or by email at CustomerCare@hy-vee.com.

  2. R & D Products recalls Outxpro mosquito zapper LED light bulbs

    The LED light bulbs base can separate from the connector

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 27, 2017

    PhotoR & D Products of Wilmington, Del., is recalling about 3,700 Outxpro mosquito zapper LED light bulbs.

    The LED light bulbs base can separate from the connector, posing an electrical shock hazard.

    The firm has received 18 reports of the bulb separating from the connector. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

    This recall involves all Outxpro 2-in-1 mosquito zapper LED light bulbs. The 10-watt bulb has a white grid housing that measures about 3.1 inches high, 3.1 inches wide and 6.1 inches deep.

    The grid housing has a blue light used to attract insects and an LED light below, for lighting.

    Item number DYT-80 and Kinven is printed on the products packaging.

    The LED bulbs, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Amazon.com from July 2016, through August 2016, for about $20.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled light bulbs, turn off the power supply and contact R&D Products for a free repair, including shipping, and instructions for removing and replacing the light bulb.

    R&D Products will reimburse consumers if a professional electrician is needed to remove the recalled light bulbs base.

    Consumers may contact R&D Products toll-free at 800-607-1848 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at happytohelp@outxpro.com or online at www.outxpro.com and click on Recall Info for more information.

  3. Quality Foam recalls mattresses

    The mattresses do not meet the mandatory federal flammability standard

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 26, 2017

    PhotoQuality Foam of Brooklyn, New York is recalling about 12,200 mattresses.

    The mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard.

    No incidents or injuries are reported.

    This recall involves Quality Foam model CF mattresses with a white, blue or green vinyl covering.

    Only mattresses with the initials CF on the products labeling are included in this recall.

    The mattresses, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at M&M Discount, Tremont Discount and other independent mattress stores in the Greater New York City area and online at Ababy.com for about $65, and distributed free through various charitable organizations including August Aichorn from January 2015, through January 2017.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mattresses and contact Quality Foam or the place of purchase for instructions on receiving a free mattress cover to bring the mattress into compliance with the federal standard.

    Consumers may contact Quality Foam toll-free at 844-511-3644 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday or by email at customerservicequalityfoam@gmail.com.

  4. Ultra Shop Supplement recalls Super Panther 7K capsules

    The product contains sildenafil and tadalafil, drugs not declared on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 26, 2017

    PhotoUltra Shop Supplement is recalling Super Panther 7K capsules, marketed as a dietary supplement for sexual enhancement.

    Samples of the product were found to be tainted with undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil, active ingredients in two FDA-approved prescription drug products used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED).

    The presence of sildenafil and tadalafil in Super Panther 7K renders it an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established and, therefore subject to recall.

    The company has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

    The recalled product is packaged in Super Panther 7K capsules, 6-count bottles UPC 6 01577 51320 9, Exp 8/28/2020 lot RO246852 1-count blister cards UPC 6 015577 51324 7, and 30-count hanging card display UPC 015577 51324 7, and lot RO846356, Exp 08/28/2020.

    The product was was sold to consumers in the U.S. through the firm's retail website.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled product should stop using it immediately and contact the firm at 888-246-9664 Monday-Friday from 9:00 am 5:00 pm (ET) and ask to return the recalled products.

  5. Zero recalls motorcycles for turn signal problem

    The turn signal flasher may fail to alert the operator of a malfunction

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 26, 2017

    PhotoZero Motorcycles is recalling ten model year 2017 S ZF6.5, S ZF13.0, DSP ZF13.0, and SR ZF13.0 motorcycles.

    If the turn signal stops working, the turn signal flasher may not change its flash rate to alert the operator.

    As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

    If motorcycle is operated without knowing that a turn signal is not working, there is an increased risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Zero will notify owners and dealers will test the motorcycle's flasher, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or before July 28, 2017.

    Owners may contact Zero customer service at 1-888-841-8085. Zero's number for the recall is SV-ZMC-017-369.

  6. BMW R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure motorcycles recalled

    The fork tube may detach from the sealing plug, posing a crash risk

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 25, 2017

    PhotoBMW of North America is recalling 14,626 model year 2014-2017 BMW R1200GS and BMW R1200GS Adventure motorcycles.

    The motorcycle fixed fork tube may separate from the pressed in seal plug that secures the tube to the upper triple clamp.

    If the fork tube detaches from the sealing plug, the handling and stability of the motorcycle will be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    BMW will notify owners, and dealers will add an additional fixed fork tube bush. A fork that is sufficiently damaged will be replaced with a modified new part. These repairs will be made free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin September 1, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

  7. ZORJAR recalls women’s scarves

    The garments fail to meet the federal flammability standard

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 24, 2017

    PhotoZORJAR of China is recalling about 1,700 womens fashion scarves.

    The garments fail to meet the federal flammability standard for clothing textiles, posing a risk of burn injuries to consumers.

    No incidents or injuries are reported.

    This recall includes ZORJAR womens fashion scarves sold as ZORJAR Women Beautiful Solid Color 100% Pure Silk Thin Long Shawl Wrap Scarf.

    The recalled scarves have a metal tassel in either gold or silver attached to the corner of the scarf. The scarves measure about 43 inches long by 70 inches wide and weigh 0.5 ounces per square yard. The scarf has a small black side seam label stating 100% silk.

    The scarves were sold in the following 26 colors: Salmon, Pink Yellow, Yellow, Watermelon, Red, Coffee, Royal Blue, Rose, Beige, Wine Red, Light Purple, Black, Blue Green, Blackish Green, Gradient Purple Pink, Gradient Khaki Pink, Gradient Beige Green, Gradient Beige Wine, Gradient Green, Gradient Orange, Gradient Watermelon, Gradient Yellow Green, Gradient Rose, Gradient Royal Blue, Gradient Light Blue, Gradient Light Purple and Gradient Khaki.

    The scarves, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively on www.amazon.com from February 2015, through May 2017, for between $23 and $25.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled scarves and contact the firm for a full refund. ZORJAR is directly contacting consumers who have purchased the scarves.

    Consumers may contact ZORJAR by email at jameicheng@163.com for more information.

  8. Idaho Foodbank recalls various food products

    The products may be contaminated by spoilage organisms or pathogens

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 24, 2017

    PhotoThe Idaho Foodbank is recalling approximately 27,000 pounds of coconut beverage, broccoli cheddar soup, eggs, and cheese products.

    These products were not continuously maintained or stored at the required temperature due to a malfunction in the cooler, which could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, leading to life-threatening illness if consumed.

    No illnesses or injuries have been reported or confirmed to date.

    The recalled products were distributed in Southwest Idaho -- Magic Valley and Wood River Areas -- and North-Central Idaho through mobile pantries, community meal sites, school Pantries and senior centers from July 10 14, 2017.

    What to do

    Consumers who obtained any of the recalled products should not consume them, but throw them away.

    Consumers with questions or concerns may contact Jennifer Erickson at 208-336-9643, 8am 5pm (MST) or by email at jerickson@idahofoodbank.org.

  9. Homestar North America recalls three-drawer TV chests

    If not anchored to the wall, the chest poses a serious tip-over hazard

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 21, 2017

    PhotoHomestar North America of Statesville, N.C., is recalling about 264 Stockholm three-drawer TV chests sold in Canada.

    The chests are unstable if not anchored to the wall, posing a serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children.

    The company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

    This recall involves Stockholm three-drawer TV chests sold in Java Brown, White Sonoma and Java Brown Sonoma, with a top shelf and three drawers.

    The affected model numbers are EB108631AS, EB108631JB, EB108631JS, EB108631SJ, and EB108631SN.

    The recalled products were sold direct to consumers between August 2015 and June 2017.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products that are not properly anchored to the wall, place them in an area inaccessible by children and contact Homestar for a choice between two remedy options: a full refund of the purchase with receipt and proof that the product has been destroyed the product, or a free tip-over restraint kit with virtual how-to instructions.

    Consumers may contact Homestar toll-free at 855-837-2569 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at http://www.homestarna.com/ and click on the Recall Information link for more information.

  10. Yoplait Minigo and Liberté yogurt pouches recalled

    The products may contain pieces of plastic

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 20, 2017

    PhotoGeneral Mills Canada is recalling Yoplait Minigo brand and Libert brand yogurt pouches.

    The products may contain pieces of plastic.

    There have been no reported injuries associated with the consumption of these products.

    The following products are being recalled:

    Affected products
    Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
    Yoplait Minigo Strawberry Yogurt 4 x 90gpouches 2017JL16
    2017JL22
    2017AU01
    2017AU07
    2017AU13
    2017AU19
    0 56920 48953 1
    Yoplait Minigo Raspberry Yogurt 4 x 90gpouches 2017JL16
    2017JL23
    2017JL31
    2017AU07
    2017AU20
    0 56920 48954 8
    Libert Greek Yogourt Raspberry 2% 4 x 120gpouches 2017JL16
    2017JL29
    2017AU11
    2017AU19
    2017AU25
    0 65684 47963 4
    Libert Greek Yogourt Coconut 2% 4 x 120gpouches 2017JL16
    2017JL21
    2017JL29
    2017AU11
    2017AU19
    0 65684 48901 5

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled products should not consume them, throw them a way or return them to the store where they were purchased.

    Consumers with questions may call 1-800-754-3517 (Yoplait); 1-888-340-9306 (Libert).

  11. Camlock seat harness belts recalled

    One of the five harness belts can unlock during use

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 20, 2017

    PhotoCorbeau USA of Bluffdale, Utah, is recalling about 2,000 5-Point Camlock harness belts.

    One of the five harness belts can unlock during use and allow the user to fall out of or be thrown from the vehicle, posing a risk of serious injury or death.

    No incidents or injuries are reported.

    This recall involves 5-Point Camlock harness belts intended for use on off-highway vehicles. The belts have part numbers 53001B, 53007B and 53009B.

    These 5-point Camlock harness belts have five mounting points; two lap points, two points behind the seat and an additional strap between the legs.

    Only harness belts with a date code between May 2016 and May 2017 are included in the recall.

    The harness belts, manufactured in China, were sold at CJ Pony Parts Inc., Latemodel Restoration, Transamerican Auto Parts and other aftermarket auto parts stores nationwide and online at www.corbeau.com from April 2016, through April 2017, for about $150.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Corbeau USA to receive a replacement or refund.

    Consumers may contact Corbeau USA collect at 801-255-3737 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MT) Monday through Friday, by email at info@corbeau.com or online at www.corbeau.com and click on Product-recall for more information.

  12. Newmar recalls Dutch Star and Ventana motorhomes

    The driver side and passenger side powered night shades can be lowered when driving

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 20, 2017

    PhotoNewmar Corporation is recalling 1,289 model year 2014-2018 Newmar Dutch Star and model year 2015-2017 Newmar Ventana motorhomes.

    The driver side and passenger side powered night shades can be lowered by using the remote when the ignition is in the ON position.

    If the vehicle is being driven and the button on the remote is pushed, the night shades may lower, blocking the driver's view, possibly increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will install a relay to disable the operation of the driver and passenger night shade by the remote when the ignition is in the ON position. The recall is expected to begin on August 29, 2017.

    Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.

  13. Yamaha recalls model year 2017 Yamaha YZFR3 motorcycles

    The stamped vehicle identification number may not match the VIN on the vehicle certification label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 19, 2017

    PhotoYamaha Motor Corporation, USA is recalling 40 model year 2017 Yamaha YZFR3 motorcycles.

    The recalled motorcycles, intended for the US market, may have been manufactured with a Canadian motor vehicle certification label. As such, they fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."

    If the stamped vehicle identification number (VIN) does not match the VIN on the vehicle certification label, owners may be unable to tell if their vehicle is under an important safety recall.

    What to do

    Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the vehicle certification label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 20, 2017.

    Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha's number for this recall is 990115.

  14. Newmar recalls London Aire, King Aire and Essex motorhomes

    The fuel pump may fail resulting in an engine stall

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 19, 2017

    PhotoNewmar Corporation is recalling four model year 2018 London Aire, King Aire and Essex motorhomes built on Spartan Motors chassis and equipped with Cummins ISX 15L engines.

    Thee engines have a fuel pump whose drive gear could possibly slip on its drive shaft, causing a fuel pump function loss, resulting in an engine stall and increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Spartan will notify the vehicle owners, and Cummins dealers will replace the fuel pumps, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 28, 2017.

    Owners may contact Cummins customer service at 1-800-286-6467, Spartan customer service at 1-800-543-5008 or Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300. Newmar's number for this recall is 17015.

  15. Bestherbs Coffee recalls New Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee

    The product contains desmethyl carbodenafil, which is not declared on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 18, 2017

    PhotoBestherbs Coffee is recalling all lots of New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee.

    Laboratory analysis has confirmed the presence of desmethyl carbodenafil, which is structurally similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, an FDA-approved prescription drug for erectile dysfunction (ED).

    Desmethyl carbodenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

    The product also contains milk, an allergen not declared on the label milk.

    No illness has been reported to date.

    The recalled product, used as a male enhancement, is packaged in 13-gram red packs, UPC 557205060083 in a box containing 25 packets and was distributed from July 2014, through June 2016.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled product should stop using it, discard it and contact their doctor. Those returning the product to Bestherbs Coffee LLC, 4250 Claremont Dr, Grand Priarie, Texas 75052, will be reimbursed by check for the returned goods and postage.

    Consumers with questions may contact the company at 817-903-2288 Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm (CST), or by email at Albertyee.abc@hotmail.com.

  16. Texas Legend Foods recalls Silver Star Chipotle Dip

    The product contains cheese, milk and eggs, allergens not declared on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 18, 2017

    PhotoTexas Legend Foods of Austin, Texas, is recalling its Silver Star Chipotle Que so Dip.

    The product contains cheese, milk and eggs, allergens not declared on the label.

    No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

    The recalled product comes in a 16-oz. clear glass jar marked with one of the following Lot numbers: 060AFV7A, 072AFV7A, 072AFV7B, 090AFV7A, 111AFV7A stamped on the top of the glass jar beneath the lid. UPC CODE is #819993005394

    It was distributed in retail storesnationwide.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased jars of the recalled product should return it the place of purchase for a full refund.

    Consumers with questions may contact the company at 512-461-0269 from 9am 5pm (CST), by email at natalie@texaslegendfoods.com or online at www.silverstarsalsa.com.

  17. Model year 2017 Hummingbird travel trailers recalled

    Vehicle labels contain incorrect tire information

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 17, 2017

    PhotoJayco is recalling 104 model year 2017 Hummingbird travel trailers, models H13C0567-0603, 0608-0636, 0638-0662, and H13E0052-0110.

    The vehicles' labels incorrectly state that the vehicle is equipped with 14" load range D tires requiring 65 PSI, when it's actually equipped with 14" load range C tires requiring 50 PSI.

    As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."

    The incorrect label information may result in the tires being over inflated, which could lead to their failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Jayco will notify owners, and will provide corrected labels, free of charge. The recall began on July 13, 2017.

    Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco's number for this recall is 9901357.

  18. Custom Culinary recalls chicken and beef base paste

    The products contain soy, an allergen not declared on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 17, 2017

    PhotoCustom Culinary of Oswego, Ill., is recalling approximately 9,444 pounds of chicken and beef base paste.

    The products labels incorrectly identified the products as chicken, but may contain beef. Additionally, the products contain soy, an allergen not declared on the label.

    There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

    The following products, packaged on May 25, 2017, are being recalled:

    • 6-lb. corrugate case Mollys Kitchen Soup Base Paste Beef Base Paste - NO MSG Added with a lot code of 72505 239497 or 72505 239498.
    • 1-lb. white plastic jars of Mollys Kitchen Chicken Base Paste / 301817 / No MSG Added with a lot code of 72505 239497 or 72505 239498

    The products subject to recall bear establishment number EST. 2016 or EST. P-1278 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

    The recalled products were shipped to food service distributors nationwide.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled products should not consume them, but throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.

    Consumers with questions may contact Scott Freitag at (630) 299-0501.

  19. Keystone recalls Dutchmen Coleman recreational trailers

    Wires may com loose and short together, increasing the risk of a fire

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 17, 2017

    PhotoKeystone RV Company is recalling 142 model year 2018 Dutchmen Coleman recreational trailers, models 1705RB, 1755FD, 3015BH, 2605RL, 2305QB, 2515RL, 3025RE, and 2855BH.

    The trailers may have been built with incorrect wiring connectors at the air conditioner junction box.

    The incorrect connectors may result in the wires coming loose and shorting together, increasing the risk of a fire.

    What to do

    Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the incorrect crimp style connector with a twist-on style connector, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2017.

    Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 17-291.'

  20. TJX recalls glass beer mugs

    The mug can break if heated or used with hot liquid

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    July 14, 2017

    PhotoThe TJX Companies of Framingham, Mass., is recalling about 2,000 glass beer mugs sold in the U.S. and Canada.

    The mug can break if heated or used with hot liquid, posing burn and laceration hazards.

    No incidents or injuries have been reported in the U.S. There are two reports of the glass beer mugs breaking in Canada when heated or used with hot liquids, including one report of a burn injury to a consumers abdomen.

    This recall involves 16.9-oz. (500 ml) glass beer mugs with a label attached to the side reading: Handmade in Poland.

    A second label on the bottom of the mug has the HomeGoods style number 069386.

    The mugs, manufactured in Poland, were sold exclusively at HomeGoods stores nationwide from May 2017, through June 2017, for about $4.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop heating or using the recalled glass beer mugs with hot liquid and return them to the nearest HomeGoods store for a full refund.

    Consumers may contact HomeGoods at 800-888-0776 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at www.homegoods.com and click on Product Info/Recalls at the bottom of the page.



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