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Consumer Affairs Recalls - Products, Vehicles, Foods

  1. Forest River recalls Palomino Columbus RVs

    The liquid propane supply hose for the generator may be too small

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 24, 2017

    PhotoForest River is recalling five 2017 Palomino Columbus recreational vehicles equipped with the package to install an optional generator.

    The liquid propane supply hose for the generator may be too small, and, as a result, the stove may not have a sufficient supply of propane to keep the burner(s) lit.

    If the burner(s) cannot stay lit, after the flame extinguishes, propane may continue to flow into the vehicle, increasing the risk of a fire or explosion when the stove range is re-ignited.

    What to do

    Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install the correct propane supply lines, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 5, 2017.

    Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-825-3161. Forest River's number for this recall is 410-0201207-0317.

  2. Foretravel recalls model year 2015-2017 Realm motorhomes

    The brake pedal movement may be restricted in the pedal box

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 24, 2017

    PhotoForetravel is recalling 22 model year 2015-2017 Realm motorhomes.

    The brake pedal movement may be restricted in the pedal box, possibly preventing full brake application and increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Foretravel will notify owners, and dealers will reposition or modify the pedal box to allow the proper brake pedal travel, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 31, 2017.

    Owners may contact Foretravel customer service at 1-800-955-6226.

  3. Organic Herbal Supply recalls XtraHRD male enhancement capsules

    The product contains Tadalafil, a drug whose ingredients are not listed on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 24, 2017

    PhotoOrganic Herbal Supply is recalling all lots of XtraHRD Natural Male Enhancement capsules.

    The product contains Tadalafil, an FDA-approved drug used as treatment for male erectile dysfunction, whose active ingredients are not listed on the label.

    No adverse events have been reported.

    The recalled product, marketed as a dietary supplement for erectile dysfunction, is packaged in 2, 4 and 10-count packages and sold nationwide.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled product should stop using it and return any unused portion to the company for a full refund.

    Consumers with questions may call 855-429-7328 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. (PST) for instructions on the return and refund process.

  4. Model year Tuscany, Tuscany XTE and Palazzo motorhomes recalled

    The windshield wipers may fail to work properly

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 23, 2017

    PhotoThor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 1,824 model year 2014-2015 Tuscany, Tuscany XTE and Palazzo motorhomes.

    The windshield wiper systems may have been improperly installed or secured, causing the wipers to fail during operation.

    If the windshield wipers fail, the driver would have decreased visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    TMC will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wiper system, tightening the wiper nuts to the proper specifications, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 13, 2017.

    Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-500-1020. TMC's number for this recall is RC000128.

  5. Bee International recalls Plastic Heart Tubes with Chocolate Lentils

    The product may contain milk, an allergen not declared on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 23, 2017

    PhotoBee International of Chula Vista, Calif., is recalling Plastic Heart Tubes with Chocolate Lentils that may contain milk, an allergen not declared on the label.

    The recalled product, packaged in a 1.7-oz. clear plastic tube marked with Best Before April 2019 on the label and bearing the UPC 0-73563-00805-9, was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through food distributors.

    What to do

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

    Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-421-6465, Monday-Friday from 7:30am-4:00pm, PST.

  6. SodaStream recalls carbonating bottles

    The bottles can burst under pressure

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 23, 2017

    PhotoSodaStream USA of Mount Laurel, N.J., is recalling about 58,600 SodaStream carbonating bottles sold in the U.S. and Canada.

    The bottles can burst under pressure, posing an injury hazard to the user or bystanders.

    No incidents or injuries are reported.

    This recall involves SodaStream one liter, blue tinted, plastic carbonating bottles. SodaStream and Dishwasher safe are printed on the recalled bottles.

    Only bottles with an expiration date of 4/2020 printed on the warning label are included in the recall. The recalled bottles have a blue cap and blue bottom base.

    The bottles, manufactured in Israel, were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Walmart and other stores and online at www.amazon.com and www.sodastream.com from February 2016, through January 2017, for about $15.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carbonating bottles and contact SodaStream for a full refund.

    Consumers may contact SodaStream USA toll-free at 866-272-9417 between 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at www.sodastreamvoluntaryrecall.com for more information.

  7. Model year 2017 Cyclone and Road Warrior toy haulers recalled

    Propane may leak into the vehicle

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 22, 2017

    PhotoHeartland Recreational Vehicles is recalling 603 model year 2017 Cyclone and Road Warrior toy haulers equipped with a Furrion cook top.

    The liquid propane (LP) hose that is connected to the cook top may be angled incorrectly, causing excessive pressure on the hose fitting and the gas valve, potentially resulting in a propane leak.

    A propane leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

    What to do

    Heartland will notify owners, and dealers will install a flexible gas connector from the cook top to the LP hose, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

    Owners may contact Heartland customer service at 1-877-262-8032. Heartland's number for this recall is 99.01.33.

  8. Chapis Spice & Tea recalls bread crumbs and seasoned bread crumbs

    The products contain various allergens not declared on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 22, 2017

    PhotoChapis Spice & Tea is recalling various bread crumb products containing wheat, milk, eggs, tree nuts and soybeans, allergens not declared on the product label.

    There have been no confirmed illnesses to date.

    The following products, manufactured on November 1, 2016, and distributed through retail stores in Los Angeles and adjacent cities in the county, are being recalled:

    Description UPC Issue
    Chapis
    Bread Crumbs 6 oz
    Pan Molido Natural 6 oz
    6 59440 75185 2 No ingredient Label
    Undeclared Allergens
    Chapis
    Bread Crumbs 12 oz
    Pan Molido Natural 12 oz
    6 59440 86001 1 No ingredient Label
    Undeclared Allergens
    Chapis
    Bread Crumbs 6oz
    Pan Molido Sazonado 6 oz
    6 59440 75370 2 No ingredient Label
    Chapis
    Seasoned Bread Crumbs 12 oz
    Pan Molido Sazonado 12 oz
    6 59440 86002 8 No ingredient Label

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled products should dispose of them or or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

    Consumers with questions may call (323) 500-8614.

  9. Daimler Vans USA recalls Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Freightliner Sprinter vans

    The airbag control unit may not remain functional after the initial impact

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 22, 2017

    PhotoDaimler Vans USA (DVUSA) is recalling 15,338 model year 2013-2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans.

    The vehicles were manufactured without a reinforcement plate and protective bracket on the airbag control unit. As a result, the airbag control unit may not remain functional after the initial impact, possibly preventing additional airbags from deploying in response to a secondary impact.

    If additional airbags do not deploy as intended, the occupants are at an increased risk of injury.

    What to do

    DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will install a reinforcement plate and protective bracket around the air bag control unit, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

    Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.

  10. Licata Enterprises recalls multiple vitamins

    The product label contains incorrect allergen information

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 21, 2017

    PhotoLicata Enterprises of Huntington Beach, Calif., is recalling all lots of its The Supreme One / Theravits 100 multiple vitamins.

    The product contains Vitamin A (partially from fish liver oil) which is clearly stated in the Supplement Facts portion of the label. however, another part of some labels also incorrectly state... contains no common allergens leading some with fish allergies to believe the product is safe for them.

    In addition, the separate allergen statement contains fish is missing, and on some labels the following ingredients were missing: Molybdenum, Pancreatin, Diastase, Papain, Ox Bile, Vanadium, Silicon, Boron, and Bromelain.

    No illnesses have been reported to date.

    The Supreme One and Theravits 100 product is sold under the brand names of Natures Concept, VP Discount, Clarks Nutrition, Hsu & Co, Spatz, Weber Health Foods, Harvest Natural Foods, Natures Nutrition, Vita Sun, Good Health, Kraskis, Lynden Nutrition, Seaside Health Foods, and Vita-Vista.

    The recalled product is packaged in amber or white plastic bottles with the product Code Number of 680 or 078 and the lot numbers 680xxxx or 078xxxx.

    It was distributed primarily in Southern California, Ohio and Pennsylvania through health food stores, but also in Wyoming, Virginia, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Texas.

    What to do

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

    Consumers with questions may contact Paul Licata at 714-893-0017.

  11. Legendary Baking expands recall of Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pie

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

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 21, 2017

    PhotoLegendary Baking of Denver, Colo., has expanded its earlier recall of 34-oz.packages of Private Selection Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pie.

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

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

    The recalled product, which comes in a 34-oz. clear plastic package dome with a black plastic bottom base and is marked with lot # CH17025 on the side of the clear plastic dome was distributed in Kroger, Frys and Smiths retail stores in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

    The product also went to Fred Meyer, King Soopers and City Market retail stores in Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

    What to do

    Customers with allergen issues who purchased the recalled product should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund

    Consumers with questions and concerns may contact Legendary Baking at 1-844-617-8238 Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (CST).

  12. Ditos recalls fruit trays over undeclared soy and milk

    The products pose a danger to consumers with severe allergies

    By Christopher Maynard of ConsumerAffairs
    February 17, 2017

    PhotoAnchorage, Alaska-based Ditos initiated a recall of certain fruit tray products due to the inclusion of undeclared milk and soy. Consumers with severe allergies to eithermay have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume the products.

    The recall covers 50 cases of "Heart Plastic Platter Strawberries w/ Dip with Chocolate Frosting-Refrigerated" and 30 cases of "Heart Plastic Platter Mixed Fruit w/ Dip with Chocolate Frosting-Refrigerated."

    The products were distributedsolely in Alaska and sold at seven Walmart locations in Debarr, Dimond, Eagle River, Fairbanks, Midtown, and Wasilla. No illnesses have been reported in association with this recall thus far.

    Information on the universal product code (UPC), pack size, brand, description, and "Use By" date can be seen below. The "Use By" date is printed on the bottom of the products' platter.

    Photo

    What to do

    Consumers who have purchased either of the recalled products have been urged not to consume it. Products fitting the above description should be discarded.

    For more information, consumers can contact the company at 907-202-1693, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST.

  13. Lamborghini recalls Aventador models because of fire risk

    Gasoline may come in contact with the exhaust system

    By Truman Lewis of ConsumerAffairs
    February 14, 2017

    PhotoAutomobili Lamborghini is recalling certain 2012-2017 Aventador models because when the gas tank is full, gasoline may come into contact with the exhaust system, which could lead to a fire.

    Lamborghini will notify owners, and dealers will upgrade the fuel tank's evaporative emissions system, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 24, 2017. Owners may contact Lamborghini customer service at 1-866-681-6276.

    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

  14. Mazda2 and Mazda3 models recalled because of seat issues

    The height adjustment lever may break, causing the driver's seat to recline

    By Truman Lewis of ConsumerAffairs
    February 14, 2017

    PhotoMazda North American is recalling certain 2011 Mazda2 and 2010-2011 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 vehicles because the seat height adjustment lifter links may break or detach from the seat frame and the seat angle may incline causing the driver to not be able to maintain an appropriate driving position.

    Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat lifter links and install a reinforcement bracket to the lifter links, or replace the entire seat adjuster unit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 31, 2017.

    Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 0917B.

    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

  15. Cousins Products recalls Creole Tomato Dressing products

    The affected items may contain undeclared milk and pose a danger to consumers with allergies

    By Christopher Maynard of ConsumerAffairs
    February 14, 2017

    PhotoCousins Products LLC, based out of Madisonvill, Louis., is issuing a voluntary recall of its 16 oz. Creole Tomato Dressing products. The company says that the items may contain undeclared milk, which could pose a danger to consumers who have milk allergies.

    The products were distributed throughout Southeastern Louisiana and come in 16 oz. glass jars with metal lids. The "Best By" date of affected products is 05/18/17; theJar/Case Lot Number is 0001118;and universal product code (UPC) is 5027800100.

    The recall was initiated after consumers reported that the affected Creole Tomato Dressing jars contained Blue Cheese dressing, which contains milk. Under normal circumstances, these products do not contain milk.The company has stated that this is an isolated incident and that no other lots or products have been affected. No reports of illness have been submitted thus far.

    What to do

    Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged not to consume it and to contact Cousins Products LLC for a product exchange or refund.

    The company can be reached at (985) 792-7694, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or by email at cousinsproducts@gmail.com.

  16. Country Fresh recalls various cooking and snacking products

    The recall follows a larger recall by Sargento over potential listeria contamination

    By Christopher Maynard of ConsumerAffairs
    February 14, 2017

    PhotoYesterday, we reported that Sargento was recalling a large number of cheese products due to concerns of listeria contamination. Now, Country Fresh is taking precautionary steps and recalling 2,552 various cooking and snacking products out of similar concern.

    Listeria monocytogenes is an organismcan be potentialy fatal to young children, the elderly, or consumers with frail or compromised immune systems. However, even healthy consumers can experience symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarhhea. Pregnant women who are infected stand the chance of having a miscarriage or stillbirth.

    The recalled products were shipped to retailers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia under the Country Fresh and store brand labels.

    The complete product description, universal product codes, and "Best-By" dates are listed below:

    Product Description Description of
    Packaging
    UPC Best-By Dates
    Country Fresh Tuscan Style Mushroom Foam Overwrap Tray 74641-
    07211
    February 14, 2017 thru
    February 17, 2017
    Country Fresh Stuffed Mushrooms Foam Overwrap Tray 74641-
    07207
    February 14, 2017 thru
    February 17, 2017
    Southwest Stuffed Mushrooms Foam Overwrap Tray 72036-
    88471
    February 14, 2017 thru
    February 17, 2017
    Marketside Garlic Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms Clamshell 681131-
    14821
    February 15, 2017 thru
    February 17, 2017
    Ready Fresh Go Fruit and Hatch Pepper Cheese Clamshell 41220-
    03680
    January 19, 2017 thru
    February 16, 2017

    What to do

    There have been no reports of illness related to these products, but Country Fresh CEO Bryan Herr stated that the company was erring on the side of caution in issuing the recall.

    "Nothing is more important than ensuring that consumers enjoy nothing but high quality, nutritious, and safe and wholesome products from us," he said.

    Consumers who have purchased any of the above products have been urged to dispose of them or return themto the place of of purchase for a full refund. For more information, consumers can contact the company at 281-453-3305, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT.

  17. Target recalls patio benches

    The products can unexpectedly collapse while in use, causing a falling hazard

    By Christopher Maynard of ConsumerAffairs
    February 14, 2017

    PhotoTarget is recalling approximately 1,300 of its Threshold Aluminum Top/Steel X Base patio benches after six reports surfaced of the products collapsing while in use, resulting in one knee injury.

    The patio benches were sold between Janurary 2016 and July 2016 at Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com. They were sold both individually and as part of a six-piece dining set and cost anywhere from $150 to $1,000.

    The recall covers seven different model numbers, which will be detailed below along with the full name and bench size. Consumers can findthe model number of their product by looking at the assembly instructions or product packaging.

    Name

    Model Number

    Bench Size

    Threshold Aluminum Top/Steel X Base Bench

    009-00-3894

    56.875 (L) x 17.625 (W) x 18 (H)

    Threshold Mayhew 6 piece Wicker Dining Set-Turquoise

    009-00-2005

    56.875 (L) x 17.625 (W) x 18 (H)

    Threshold Mayhew 6 piece Wicker Dining Set-Seafoam

    009-00-2006

    56.875 (L) x 17.625 (W) x 18 (H)

    Threshold Mayhew 6 piece Wicker Dining Set- Orange

    009-00-2007

    56.875 (L) x 17.625 (W) x 18 (H)

    Threshold Mayhew 6 piece Wicker Dining Set- Green

    009-00-2008

    56.875 (L) x 17.625 (W) x 18 (H)

    Threshold Mayhew 6 piece Wicker Dining Set- Navy

    009-00-4568

    56.875 (L) x 17.625 (W) x 18 (H)

    Threshold Mayhew 6 piece Wicker Dining Set- Tan

    009-00-4573

    56.875 (L) x 17.625 (W) x 18 (H)

    What to do

    Consumers in possession of the patio benches are being urged to stop using them immediately and return them to any Target store for a full refund.

    If the product was purchased as part of set, the company says that the other items are still safe to use. Purchasers of the individual items will receive a full refund for the product, but purchasers of the set will only receive a refund of the individual bench product.

    Consumers who have any questions can contact Target from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST at 800-440-0680. Theycan also go online to www.target.com and click on the "Recalls" link at the bottom of the page, then "Patio/Garden" to see more information. Social media users can also click on the "Product Recalls" tab on Target's Facebook page.

  18. Restoration Hardware recalls metal top dining tables

    The metal tops may contain lead, which can be dangerous to exposed children

    By Christopher Maynard of ConsumerAffairs
    February 13, 2017

    PhotoRestoration Hardware of Corte Madera, Calif.is recalling approximately 2,700 ofits Railroad Tie & Parsons Railroad Tie dining tables after finding that the products contained lead that could be harmful to exposed children. The tables are either round or rectangular and have thin sheets of zinc/dark gray color metal on the table tops.

    The company received reports of elevated blood levels in four children in two homes where the recalled tables were present -- one involving two children in Rhode Island and one involving two children in Beverly Hills, Calif.

    The products were manufactured in India and sold at Restorationhardware.com between March 2012 and December 2016 for between $750 and $2,600.

    What to do

    Consumers who own the tables are urged to immediately stop using them, cover them up, and place them out of the reach of children.

    The item number for each recalled item can be found on a white sticker located underneath the table top. The affected item numbers subject to recall include: 62430028ZINC, 62430018ZINC, 62430027ZINC, 62430016ZINC, 62430026ZINC, 62430029ZINC, 62430017ZINC, 62430030ZINC, 62430025ZINC, 62430024ZINC, 62430022ZINC, 62430032ZINC, 62430023ZINC, and 62430031ZINC.

    Consumers can contact Restoration Hardware to receive a replacement table or a full refund for their product. The company canbe contacted Mon-Fri between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.at its toll-free number 888-728-8419 or online at www.restorationhardware.com. Click the "Safety Recalls" link at the bottom of that page for more information.

  19. Legendary Baking recalls Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pie

    Almond and egg allergens were listed under may contain instead of contains

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 10, 2017

    PhotoLegendary Baking of Denver, Colo., is recalling Private Selection Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pie.

    Almond and egg allergens were listed under may contain instead of contains.

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

    The recalled product is packaged in a 34-oz. clear plastic dome with a black plastic bottom base, and marked with lot # CH17025 on the side.

    It was sold at Kroger, Frys and Smiths retail stores in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled product and have allergy problems should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

    Consumers with questions and concerns may contact Legendary Baking at 1-844-617-8238 Monday-Friday 8a-5pm (CST).

  20. Highland Ridge recalls Open Range fifth-wheel vehicles

    The axle may shift and become misaligned

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 10, 2017

    PhotoHighland Ridge RV is recalling 148 model year 2016-2017 Open Range fifth-wheel vehicles.

    The vehicle's axle hangers may puncture the riser tube wall, allowing the axle to shift and become misaligned.

    If the axle shifts and becomes misaligned the tires may wear irregularly and possibly fail, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Highland Ridge will notify owners, and dealers will weld on new hangers, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 15, 2017.

    Owners may contact Highland Ridge customer service at 1-260-768-7771. Highland Ridge's number for this recall is 9904343.



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