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Consumer Affairs Recalls - Products, Vehicles, Foods

  1. Nostrum Labs expands recall of Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets

    The medication may be contaminated with a probable cancer-causer

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 21, 2021

    PhotoNostrum Laboratories expanding its earlier recall of 750 mg Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets (generic equivalent to Glucophage Tablets) to add one lot.

    The product, used as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults and pediatric patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, showed test results for N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) levels in excess of the Acceptable Daily Intake Limit (ADI).

    NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer)

    The firm has not received any reports of adverse events to date.

    The expansion adds lot MET200501, NDC 29033-056-01, with an expiration date of July 2022.

    What to do

    Patients should consult a healthcare professional to obtain a replacement or a different treatment option as it could be dangerous for to stop taking their medication without first talking to their healthcare professional.

    Consumers with medical questions may contact Nostrum Laboratories at (816) 308-4941 Monday through Friday, from 8 am 5 pm (CST), or by email at quality@nostrumpharma.com.

  2. Keystone recalls Cougar recreational trailers

    The Solar Prep wiring may experience an electrical short

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 21, 2021

    PhotoKeystone RV Company is recalling 347 model year 2020 Cougar 22MLS, 22RBS, 25RDS, 26RBS, 26RKS, 27RES, 29BHS, 30RKD, 31MBS, 32RLI and 34TSB recreational trailers with a Solar Prep or an off-the-grid "OTG" Solar Camping Package.

    The Solar Prep wiring to the 12-V DC breakers located by the battery may not be connected to the protected side of the breaker.

    Since it is not connected properly to the breaker, if the Solar Prep wiring experiences an electrical short, it will increase the risk of a fire.

    What to do

    Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the installation of the Solar Prep wiring at the circuit breaker mounted close to the battery and remount the wiring -- if needed -- free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin February 12, 2021.

    Owners may contact Keystone customer service at (866) 425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 21-392

  3. Forest River recalls model year 2021 Puma travel trailers

    The outdoor cooktop can be stowed away while the burner is on

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 21, 2021

    PhotoForest River is recalling 15 model year 2021 Puma travel trailers.

    The outdoor cooktop may be stowed away while the propane hose is still attached and the burner is on.

    If the cooktop is stowed away while the propane hose is attached and the burner is on, the risk of a fire increases.

    What to do

    Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a bracket to the drawer housing the outside cooktop preventing the drawer from being closed while the propane line is still attached free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin January 27, 2021.

    Owners may contact Forest River customer service at (574) 642-0606. Forest River's number for this recall is 425-1269.

  4. Lavva recalls Blueberry Plant-Based Yogurt

    The product may be contaminated with mold

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 20, 2021

    PhotoLavva is recalling 5.3-oz containers of Blueberry Plant-Based Yogurt.

    The product may be contaminated with mold.

    There have been no confirmed illnesses to date.

    The recalled product, which comes in a colorful plastic cup with a foil lid, marked with lot #022121 on the bottom of the cup, which is also used as the expiration date, was sold in retail stores nationwide.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled product should not consume it, but return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

    Consumers with questions may contact the firm at (833) 885-2882 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday, or by email at hello@lovvelavva.com.

  5. Belkin recalls Portable Wireless Chargers + Stand Special Edition

    The charger may malfunction and overheat

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 20, 2021

    PhotoBelkin of Los Angeles, Calif., is recalling about 2,280Belkin Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition.

    A manufacturing defect in the power supply unit can cause the charger to malfunction and overheat, posing fire and shock hazards.

    No incidents or injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves the Belkin Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition.

    This product is a power bank and charging stand in one, with 10,000 mAh power capacity and wireless charging capabilities up to 10W when docked. The package includes the Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition and an external power supply.

    They are black or white in color with Belkin printed on the front of the stand and on the power bank.

    The chargers, manufactured in China, were sold at Apple stores worldwide and online at www.apple.com and Belkin.com from July 2020, through October 2020, for about $80.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable wireless chargers. Contact Belkin for instructions on safe disposal, and for a full refund or credit towards the purchase of another product.

    Consumers may contact Belkin at (800) 223-5546 anytime, or online at www.Belkin.com and click on Support at the top of the page for more information or https://www.belkin.com/WIZ003ProductRecall.

  6. John Deere recalls Frontier rotary tillers

    Some PTO drivelines were assembled without a specified safety sign.

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 19, 2021

    PhotoDeere & Company of Moline, Ill., is recalling about 1,900 Frontier model rotary tillers.

    Some PTO drivelines were assembled without a specified safety sign. The safety sign explains the associated hazards and that an operator or bystander can become entangled if there is contact with the driveline.

    No incidents or injuries are reported.

    This recall involves John Deeres Frontier-branded rotary tillers for use with compact utility tractors.

    Frontier and model RT1142, RT1149, RT1157, RT1165, RT1173, RT1181, RT3042, RT3042R, RT3049, RT3049R, RT3062, or RT3062R are printed on the back of the tiller.

    A complete list of serial numbers included in this recall along with the location of the serial number is available here.

    The tillers, manufactured in India, were sold at John Deere dealers nationwide from May 2019, through November 2020, for between about $2,000 and $3,200.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rotary tillers and contact an authorized John Deere dealer for a free inspection and repair. John Deere is contacting all known purchasers directly.

    Consumers may contact Deere & Company at (800) 537-8233 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (ET), or online at https://www.deere.com/en/parts-and-service/recall-information/ for more information.

  7. Essaar recalls rubbing alcohol

    The product is contaminated with methanol

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 19, 2021

    PhotoEssaar is recalling a single lot of Soho Fresh 70% Rubbing Alcohol.

    The product is contaminated with methanol, which can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death.

    There are no reports of adverse events to date.

    The recalled product, used as an external purpose use rubbing alcohol, is packaged in 33.81 oz. clear plastic bottles with lot number 200528303 and UPC 7502268987367.

    It was sold in retail stores nationwide.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled product should stop using and discard or return it to place of purchase..

    Consumers with questions may contact Essaar (201) 647-7606 Monday through Friday, 9am 5pm (EST) or by email at essaarinc@yahoo.com.

  8. Ducati recalls model year 2018-2021 Scrambler 1100 motorcycles

    The exhaust valve cable may contact battery wiring

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 19, 2021

    PhotoDucati North America is recalling 1,072 model year 2018-2021 Scrambler 1100 motorcycles.

    The exhaust valve cable could contact the main positive battery wire and potentially short-circuit.

    An electrical short-circuit increases the risk of fire.

    What to do

    Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will install a new cable guide and self-locking cable tie to the exhaust valve cable free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin January 25, 2021.

    Owners may contact Ducati customer service at (888) 391-5446. Ducati's number for this recall is SRV-RCL-20-003.

  9. Noble House Home Furnishings recalls chests, cabinets and dressers

    The furniture is unstable and can tip over if unanchored

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 15, 2021

    PhotoNoble House Home Furnishings of Chatsworth, Calif., is recalling about 780 chests, cabinets and dressers.

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

    No incidents or injuries are reported.

    This recall involves four different furniture products:

    • The product identified as HM #55429.00MAH, was sold as Luna Acacia Wood Four Drawer Chest and also as Glendora Brown Mahogany Wood Four Drawer Storage Dresser, and is a 4-drawer storage unit in brown mahogany wood. The UPC numbers for this product were printed on the outer carton: 843675139572, 849114914472, 637162150023, 840006732310, 537162699089, 637162818602, 637162323526, and 637162678329.
    • The product identified as HM #66755.00, was sold as Paulus Mid-Century Modern Cabinet with 2 Shelves and 1 Drawer and also as Gladys Mid-Century Modern Cabinet with 2 Shelves and 1 Drawer, and is a single drawer storage unit with 2 open storage cubbies above the drawer. It is white with beech wood legs. The UPC numbers for this product were printed on the outer carton: 194798001841, 194776004307, 194884044770, and 194188052972.
    • The product identified as HM #66756.00, was sold as Pavona Mid-Century Modern Cabinet with 2 Shelves and 2 Drawers, and is a 2-drawer storage unit with 2 open storage cubbies above the drawers. It is white with beech wood legs. The UPC numbers for this product were printed on the outer carton: 194798001848, 194776005314, 194884004787, and 194188053023.
    • The product identified as HM #66760.00WALNWHT, was sold as Penrod Mid-Century Modern Cabinet with 2 Shelves and 2 Drawers, Walnut and White and also as Mavis Mid-Century Modern Cabinet with 2 Shelves and 2 Drawers, Walnut and White, and is a 2 drawer storage unit with 2 open storage space cubbies above. The UPC numbers for this product were printed on the outer carton: 194798001896, 194776004352, 194884004824, and 194188049736.

    The furniture, manufactured in Vietnam, was sold online at Amazon.com, Wayfair.com, eBay.com, Hayneedle.com, HomeDepot.com, Houzz.com, Target.com , Overstock.com, Walmart.com , Laurel & Pine (laurelandpinehome.com), GDF Studio (gdfstudio.com), and Noblehousefurniture.com.

    • HM #55429.00MAH was sold from March 2015, through April 2020, for between $127 and $250.
    • HM #66755.00 was sold from January 2020, through July 2020, for between $50 and $88.
    • HM #66756.00 was sold from April 2020, through June 2020, for between $58 and $98.
    • HM #66760.00WALNWHT was sold from February 2020, through June 2020, for between $56 and $111.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled chest, cabinet or dresser that is not properly anchored to the wall and keep it away from children. Contact Noble House Home Furnishings for instructions to receive a full refund. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.

    Consumers may contact Noble House Home Furnishings toll-free at (888) 600-6376 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, by email at SafetyRecall2020@noblehousefurniture.com, or online at www.noblehousefurniture.com and click on Safety Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.

  10. Dole Fresh Vegetables recalls Sesame Asian Chopped Salad Kit

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

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 15, 2021

    PhotoDole Fresh Vegetables is recalling a limited number of cases of Dole Sesame Asian Chopped Salad Kits.

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

    No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date.

    The recalled product, with lot codes B364016 and B364017, UPC 0-71430-00035-9 and a best if used by date of January 14, 2021, were sold in Alaska, California. Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Utah.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled product should not consume it, but discard it.

    Consumers with questions may call Dole at (800) 356-3111, 24/7

  11. Grand Design RV recalls Transcend recreational trailers

    The stove saddle valves may leak gas

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 14, 2021

    PhotoGrand Design RV is recalling 352 model year 2020 Transcend recreational trailers.

    A gas leak may occur at the joint between the cook stove's gas saddle valve for the burners and the manifold under the burner surface, posing a fire risk.

    What to do

    Grand Design will notify owners, and dealers will install a remedy kit that includes gaskets, washers, thread locker bolts and orange stickers free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin January 20, 2021.

    Owners may contact Grand Design customer service at (574) 825-9679. Grand Design's number for this recall is 910022.

  12. Model year 2020 Range Rover Evoques with seat belt issue recalled

    The second-row seat belt may malfunction

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 14, 2021

    PhotoLand Rover is recalling 13 model year 2020 Range Rover Evoques with a replacement part for the second-row seat belt assembly.

    These seat belt assemblies may not function properly in a crash, increasing the risk of injury

    What to do

    Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will replace the second-row seat belt assemblies free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin February 12, 2021.

    Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at (800) 637-6837. Land Rover's number for this recall is N523.

  13. Rust-Oleum recalls aerosol paint

    The bottom of the pressurized container can detach unexpectedly

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 13, 2021

    PhotoRust-Oleum of Vernon Hills, Ill., is recalling about 10,500 containers of Rust-Oleum Professional Bright Galvanizing Compound Spray.

    The bottom of the pressurized container can detach unexpectedly, posing an injury hazard.

    The firm has received six reports of the container bottom detaching, including one reported injury.

    This recall involves Rust-Oleum Professional Bright Galvanizing Compound Spray used to protect metal surfaces from rust and corrosion. The 20-ounce can is silver with a silver cap.

    Only those products with product number 7584838 and batch code H0304A are included in the recall. The product number and batch code are printed on either the top or the bottom of the can.

    The label on the can states Rust-Oleum, Professional and Bright Galvanizing Compound.

    The aerosol paint, manufactured in the U.S., was sold at Lowes, Menards, and other hardware stores nationwide and online at Lowes.com and other websites from March 2020, through October 2020, for about $10.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled aerosol paint and contact Rust-Oleum for a full refund. Rust-Oleum will give consumers information on how to dispose of the product safely.

    Consumers may contact Rust-Oleum at (800) 908-4050 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, by email at recall@rustoleum.com or online at www.rustoleum.com and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.

  14. Subaru recalls model year 2020 Legacys and Outbacks

    The rearview camera may shut down

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 13, 2021

    PhotoSubaru of America is recalling 7,741 model year 2020 Legacys and Outbacks with "high" grade and "mid" grade multimedia navigation.

    The August 2020 over-the-air software update may have timed out without completing the installation, corrupting the data, and causing the rearview display to shutoff intermittently.

    The intermittent loss of the rearview image reduces the driver's visibility and increases the risk of crash.

    What to do

    Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the software and -- if necessary -- replace the Cockpit Control Module free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin January 22, 2021.

    Owners may contact Subaru customer service at (844) 373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WRH-20.

  15. Precision Dose recalls Paroex Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse

    The product may be contaminated with Burkholderia lata

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 13, 2021

    PhotoPrecision Dose is recalling all lots of Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse.

    The product may be contaminated with the bacteria Burkholderia lata.

    No adverse events have been reported to date.

    The following product, available by prescriptiom through healthcare professionals only for use as part of a professional program for the treatment of gingivitis, is being recalled:

    • Distributed in cases each containing 3 shrink-wrapped plastic trays each with 10 unit dose cups, 30-pack. NDC 68094-028-62
    • Distributed in cases each containing 10 shrink-wrapped plastic trays each with 10 unit dose cups, 100-pack. NDC 68094-028-61

    A list of the recalled lots may be found here.

    The recalled product was distributed nationwide to pharmaceutical wholesalers.

    What to do

    Patients in possession of the recalled product should stop using it immediately.

    Consumers with questions maycontact Precision Dose at (800) 397-9228 Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CT) or by email at customercare@precisiondose.com.

  16. Land Rover recalls model year 2020 Range Rover Evoques

    The seat material may burn quicker than allowed

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 12, 2021

    PhotoLand Rover is recalling 66 model year 2020 Range Rover Evoque with climate specification front seats trimmed with "Dinamica" cloth.

    In the event of a fire, the seat material may burn quicker than allowed.

    A seat cover that burns too quickly can increase the risk of injury.

    What to do

    Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front seat covers free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin February 12, 2021.

    Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at (800) 637-6837. Land Rover's number for this recall is N524.

  17. Lipari Foods recalls Backroad Country Spicy Cajun Mix

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

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 12, 2021

    PhotoLipari Foods of Warren, Mich., is recalling Backroad Country Spicy Cajun Mix.

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

    No illnesses have been reported to date.

    The recalled product, which comes in a 9-oz., clear plastic package marked with lot #M24501, M26902 with an expiration of 11/2021 on the back of the package, and M28201 with an expiration of 12/2021 on the back of the package, was sold in retail stores nationwide.

    What to do

    Ccustomers who have purchased the recalled product should not consume it, but return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

    Consumers with questions may contact Lipari Foods at (586) 447-3500 Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.

  18. Ohlins USA recalling Front Struts used on Porsche vehicles

    The strut pin may fracture

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 12, 2021

    PhotoOhlins USA is recalling 584 Front Struts, part number POS 5N20.

    These struts were sold as part of Ohlins strut kits part number POZ MN02, intended for installation on model year 1999-2005 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S (generation 996), & model year 2001-2006 Porsche 911 Turbo / Turbo S (generation 996), and kit part number POZ MN05, intended for installation on model year 2005-2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S (generation 997), and model 2006-2013 Porsche 911 Turbo / Turbo S (generation 997).

    The pin of the strut may experience excessive stress during maximum steering, possibly resulting breakage.

    If the pin fails, it will cause separation of the strut from the vehicle, affecting vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash..

    What to do

    Ohlins will notify owners, and dealers will request the return of all unsold kits containing the subject part from dealer/distributor inventory for a full refund.

    All owners who purchased one of the kits -- (POZ MN02 or POZ MN05) will receive replacement front struts (POS 5N20 or POS 5N21; these parts are interchangeable), along with new top mount interface solutions free of charge.

    The recall was expected to begin January 4, 2021. Owners may contact Ohlins customer service at (800) 336-9029.

  19. Yamaha recalls various Skeeter boat trailers

    The slide pins in the brake caliper may be improperly torqued

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 11, 2021

    PhotoYamaha Motor Corporation, USA is recalling 1,375 model year 2019-2020 Skeeter ZXR, FXR, WR, ZX, WX, SX, and Solera Series boat trailers.

    The slide pins in the brake caliper assemblies may have been improperly torqued or assembled with the incorrect locking agent, allowing the brake calipers to dislodge.

    What to do

    Skeeter will notify owners, and dealers will tighten or -- as necessary -- replace, the slide pins free of charge.

    The recall was expected to begin January 6, 2021.

    Owners may contact Skeeter customer service at (903) 984-0541 or at www.skeeterboats.com.

  20. Anticimex recalls SMART Connect Mini Devices

    The devices power supply can overheat while charging

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    January 11, 2021

    PhotoAnticimex of Berkeley Heights, N.J., is recalling about 2,750 SMART Connect Mini Devices.

    The devices power supply can overheat while charging, and cause the plastic enclosure to fly off, posing fire and injury hazards.

    The firm has one report of a voltage regulator failure resulting in battery cell failure in a device at an Anticimex facility. No injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves the SMART Connect Mini Devices, which serve as a communication hub connecting a system of digital pest control units.

    The device is a white, plastic-covered unit mounted to the wall and was connected to a power source and wireless network by licensed pest control technicians.

    The model number 300 110 Rev. C is located on the back of the device.

    The devices, manufactured in Thailand, were not sold in stores or online. They were installed as part of Anticimexs pest control service monitoring from March 2020, through October 2020, for between $15 and $45 per month.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled devices and should not unplug their installed devices until they are contacted by Anticimex to schedule a removal appointment and provide further instructions. The replacement and installation of the new device will be free of charge.

    Anticimex is directly contacting all known purchasers.

    Consumers may contact Anticimex toll-free at (888) 522-5770 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at https://www.anticimex.com/en-us/digital-pest-control/ for more information.



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