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Consumer Affairs Recalls - Products, Vehicles, Foods

  1. Onions produced in Mexico were recalled over their link to a massive salmonella outbreak

    By Christopher Maynard of ConsumerAffairs
    October 22, 2021

    Volvo company building or dealershipVolvo says it will recall another 195,000 vehicles that may have a deadly defect lurking in their airbag deployment system. The move comes after the company recalled over 460,000 vehicles that may be affected by the same issue.

    The latest recall affects V70 and XC70 models that were produced between 2001 and 2007. In a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the automaker said the airbag inflators in the recalled vehicles could explode and spray sharp metal fragments that could injure or kill drivers or occupants.

    Dealers are being advised to replace the dangerous airbags at no cost to vehicle owners. Owner notification letters will reportedly be mailed on December 14. Consumers can contact Volvo Car at 1-800-458-1552 for more information.

    Onions linked to massive salmonella outbreak recalled

    Earlier this week, we reported that federal health officials had finally identified the source of a massive salmonella outbreak that had sickened hundreds of consumers across 37 states. Now, the onions that were responsible for those illnesses are being recalled.

    Prosource Produce LLC has officially filed a recall notice with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for all of its whole, raw onions that were produced in Chihuahua, Mexico, between July 1, 2021, and August 31, 2021. The company admitted that the products may be contaminated with salmonella.

    Consumers who purchased the recalled onions are being asked to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

    Ford recalls over 228,000 vehicles with rear camera issue

    Ford has issued a recall for 228,297 vehicles that came installed with faulty rearview cameras. The recall affects model year 2020-2021 Ford Explorers, Lincoln Corsairs, and Lincoln Aviators with 360-degree cameras.

    According to a filing, the rearview cameras in the recalled vehicles could fail and prevent consumers from being able to use them while driving. The problem effectively reduces the vision of drivers and increases the risk of a crash.

    Ford is working with dealers so that the Image Processing Module (IPMB) software in affected vehicles can be updated. Owners can contact Ford at (866) 436-7332 for more information.

    Pork used for school lunches recalled

    Over 3,000 pounds of ready-to-eat smoked pork barbeque products are being recalled because they may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

    The pork, which is produced by Nicks Famous Bar-B-Q of Nashville, Tenn., was shipped to several institutions in the U.S. -- including to certain school locations in North Carolina.

    Any institution that bought these products and has them in their freezers is being advised to throw them away immediately.

  2. The engine control module may cause a stall

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 22, 2021

    2020 Infiniti Q60Infiniti is recalling 12,943 model year 2021 Q50s and Q60s.

    After detecting rapid acceleration, the Engine Control Module (ECM) may incorrectly reduce engine power and reduce fuel supply to the engine.

    A lack of fuel may cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Infiniti will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ECM software free of charge.

    Owners may contact Infiniti customer service at (800) 662-6200. Infiniti's number for this recall is R20C5.

  3. The seat may slide forward during a crash

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 22, 2021

    Mazda CX-9Mazda North American Operationsis recalling 8,648 model year 2020-2021 CX-9s with 60/40 split bench second-row seats.

    The left-side second-row seat may unexpectedly slide forward duringa crash.

    A seat that slides forward in a crash can transfer excessive force onto a belted occupant, increasing the risk of injury.

    What to do

    Dealers will replace the internal parts of the affected second-row seats free of charge.

    Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 26, 2021.

    Owners may contact Mazda customer service at (800) 222-5500, option 4. Mazda's number for this recall is 5221I.

  4. The holding tank could drop onto the exhaust pipe

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 22, 2021

    Tiffin Wayfarer motorhomeTiffin Motorhomes is recalling 2,461 model year 2018-2022 Wayfarers.

    The rear-center holding tank water pan bolts may pull through the lip of the pan, allowing the tank to drop down onto the exhaust pipe.

    The tank falling onto the exhaust can affect vehicle stability and increase the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Dealers will inspect and replace any damaged holding pans as necessary. In addition, metal straps and a washer plate will be installed. Repairs will be performed free of charge.

    Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 22, 2021.

    Owners may contact Tiffin customer services at (256) 356-8661. Tiffin's number for this recall is WAY-102.

  5. The front brakes may fail, posing a crash hazard

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 21, 2021

    2022 Husqvarna TE 150i motorcycleKTM North America of Amherst, Ohio, is recalling about 2,000 Husqvarna and GASGAS Off-Road closed course competition motorcycles sold in the U.S., and Canada.

    The retaining R clips on the front brake caliper pin can fall out, causing the front brakes to fail andposing a crash hazard to the rider. No incidents or injuries are reported.

    This recall involves the following model year 2021 and 2022 Husqvarna and GASGAS off-road closed course/competition motorcycles: Husqvarna 2022 TE 150i, 2022 TE 250i, 2022 TE 300i, 2022 FE 350, 2022 FE 501; and GASGAS 2021 EC 300 and 2022 EC 250.

    The model number sticker for Husqvarna motorcycles is located on its side panels; on GASGAS motorcycles, the sticker is located on the side of the rear fender.

    The Husqvarna motorcycles are white, blue, and yellow, with the blue Husqvarna logo on both sides of the shrouds. The GASGAS motorcycles are red with a white GASGAS logo on both sides of the shrouds.

    Model year 2021 motorcycles will have the letter M in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN), and model year 2022 motorcycles will have the letter N in that position. The VIN number is located on the right side of the steering head on all models.

    The motorcycles, manufactured in Austria, were sold at Husqvarna and GASGAS Motorcycles authorized dealers nationwide from May 2021, through August 2021, for between $9,500 and $11,500.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalledmotorcycles and contact an authorized Husqvarna or GASGAS Motorcycles dealer to schedule a free repair, which involves inspecting the retaining R clips for correct mounting. Husqvarna and GASGAS Motorcycles are contacting all known purchasers directly.

    Consumers may contact KTM, Husqvarna, and GASGAS Motorcycle toll-free at (888) 985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET)Monday through Friday, or online at https://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com/en-us.html or https://www.gasgas.com/en-us.html. Consumers canclick on Safety Information located at the bottom of the web pages for more information.

    To determine if your motorcycle is subject to this recall, check your vehicle identification number VIN athttps://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com/en-us/service/Service-and-safety-check.htmlorhttps://www.gasgas.com/en-us/service/service-and-safety-check.html.

  6. There may be an excessive bend in the LP gas line

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 21, 2021

    Thor Motor Coach Rize motorhomeThor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 162 model year 2022 Scope and Rize motorhomes.

    The LP gas line may be too short and improperly installed, creating an excessive bend in the line thatcould rupture and leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

    What to do

    Dealers will replace the LP gas line and reroute it -- as necessary -- free of charge.

    Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 28, 2021.

    Owners may contact TMC customer service at (877) 855-2867. TMC's number for this recall is RC000243.

  7. The federal placard contains an incorrect Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 21, 2021

    Forest River Salem fifth wheel trailerForest River is recalling 61 model year 2021-2022 Salem and Wildwood fifth wheel trailers.

    The federal placard lists a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) that exceeds the load-carrying capacity of the pin box, which could result in an overloaded pin box.

    An overloaded pin box can fail, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Forest River will mail owners a new federal placard, free of charge.

    Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 3, 2021.

    Owners may contact Forest River Customer Service at (574) 534-3167. Forest River's number for this recall is 69-1423.

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

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 20, 2021

    Simple Mills Almond Flour crackersSimple Mills is recalling a select number of boxes of Fine Ground Sea Salt Almond Flour Crackers.

    Some boxes were erroneously packed with bags of Farmhouse Cheddar Almond Flour Crackers containing milk, an allergen not declared on the label.

    One consumer illness has been reported.

    The recalled product -- which comes in a 4.25-oz. box with UPC 856069005131 and best by dates of 02/12/2022, 02/13/2022, 02/14/2022, and 02/15/2022 -- was sold nationally at brick-and-mortar retail stores and via direct delivery and e-commerce channels.

    What to do

    Customers with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk who purchased the recalled product should not consume it.

    Consumers with questions may contact Simple Mills at (312) 410-8414, Monday through Thursday from 9 am - 5 pm (CST) and Friday 9 am - 1 pm (CST), or by email at info@simplemills.com.

  9. The brake caliper retaining clips may warp or bend

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 20, 2021

    DRV Suites Elite Suites fifth wheel trailerDRV Suites is recalling 715 model year 2018-2021 Elite Suites and Mobile Suites fifth wheel trailers.

    The brake caliper retaining clips may bend or warp while braking, causing the caliper to become unseated.

    An unseated brake caliper can cause a loss of braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Dealers will replace the caliper retaining clips free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 14, 2021.

    Owners may contact DRV customer service at (260) 562-3500.

  10. The products may contain wheat, milk, soy and tree nuts, allergens not declared on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 20, 2021

    PhotoChocolate and the Chip of Los Angeles, Calif., is recalling chocolate chip cookies, cookie bundt cakes, and rice crispy treats.

    The products may contain allergens like wheat, milk, soy, and tree nuts that are not declared on the label. No confirmed illnesses have been reported to date.

    A list of the recalled products --sold in California, Massachusetts, Texas, New York, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Washington, Utah, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio, Colorado Georgia, Idaho, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Virginia, Oregon, as well as e-commerce and pop-up retail locations --may be found here.

    The cookies were packaged in uniform pairs in a clear resealable plastic package, the recalled bundt cakes were packaged in a unit of 4 in a white bakery box, and the rice crispy treats were packaged in single units in a food-grade poly tubing. All of them werelabeled with the company logo and ingredient information.

    What to do

    Customers with allergies or severe sensitivity to wheat, milk, soy, ortree nuts who purchased the recalled products should not consume them. Instead, they're being urged to throw the products away.

    Consumers with questions may contact the company at (213) 792-2810.

  11. The side stand may not be welded properly

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 19, 2021

    Ducati Hypermotard SP motorcycleDucati North America is recalling 205 model year 2019 Hypermotard 950 SP motorcycles.

    The side stand may be improperly welded, potentially causing it to break.

    A broken side stand could result in the motorcycle falling down, increasing the risk of injury.

    What to do

    Dealers will install a new side stand free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on October 22, 2021.

    Owners may contact Ducati customer service at (888) 391-5446 for more information. Ducati's number for this recall is SRV-RCL-21-011.

  12. The products contain benzene

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 18, 2021

    Tinactin powder sprayBayer is recalling all unexpired Lotrimin AF and Tinactin spray products.

    The products contain benzene, which isclassified as a human carcinogen.

    The levels of benzene detected are not expected to cause adverse health consequences in consumers.

    A list of the over-the-counter antifungal products --sold individually or in combo packs in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico through a variety of retail channels from September 2018, to September 2021 --may be found here.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled products may request a refund by visiting www.lotrimin.com and www.tinactin.com. A photo of the product will be required to receive a refund.

    Consumers with questions may contact Bayer at (866) 360-3266, Monday Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

  13. The products contain benzene

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 18, 2021

    Coppertone Sport sunscreenCoppertone is recalling five Coppertone aerosol sunscreen sprays.

    The products contain benzene, which isclassified as a human carcinogen. There are no reports of adverse events to date.

    A list of the 12 lots being recalled, which were sold throughout the U.S., may be found here.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled products should stop using them and dispose of them appropriately.

    Consumers with questions may contact the firm at (888) 921-1537 Monday Friday, from 8:30 am -- 5 pm (PT). To request a product refund, consumers may access https://www.sunscreenrecall2021.com/.

  14. Butterball has recalled over 14,000 pounds of ground turkey ahead of Thanksgiving

    By Christopher Maynard of ConsumerAffairs
    October 15, 2021

    Hyundai Tucson vehicles on transporterHyundai is recalling over 95,000 model year 2017 Tucson and Sonata Hybrids due to an issue that could increase the risk of a fire or crash.

    The automaker said the connecting rod bearings inside affected vehicles can become worn prematurely and cause damage. If the problem becomes bad enough, it could cause the engine to stall or catch on fire -- both of which increase the risk of a crash.

    Hyundai is working with dealers to replace any damaged bearings and to install a software update that will mitigate the problem. The fix will be free for all vehicle owners, and the automaker plans to send notification letters on November 12.

    Butterball recalls over 14,000 pounds of ground turkey

    Were not even through October yet, but some consumers are already looking forward to seeing their families during the upcoming holiday season. That might have some people thinking of Thanksgiving and the classic Butterball turkey thats a staple of their favorite holiday meal.

    Unfortunately, it looks like the company has its hands full with a massive recall of its ground turkey products. It announced the recall of over 14,000 pounds of those products this week because they may have been contaminated with pieces of blue plastic. Luckily, no reports of injuries have been reported thus far.

    Customers who purchased the recalled products are being urged not to consume them and to discard or return them to the place of purchase.

    Regulators question Tesla over not initiating recall

    The Recall Roundup usually focuses on the various products or vehicles that were recently recalled, but its the recent lack of a recall thats grabbing headlines.

    NHTSA officials sent a letter to Tesla earlier this week to ask why it didnt issue a recall for its vehicles that have a tendency to hit emergency vehicles with flashing lights while in Autopilot mode. The agency cited recent crash data that highlights the severity of the problem and noted that Tesla rolled out a software update designed to address the issue.

    The NHTSA stated in its letter that Tesla must give the agency more information about the defect and the software update that was released. Vehicle owners would be wise to check to see if the software update has already been applied to their Tesla.

    COVID-19 tests recalled over false-positive results

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has upgraded a recall for certain COVID-19 tests made by Abbot Molecular, Inc. to the Class I designation, marking it as the most serious type of recall.

    The company recalled the tests in early September after discovering that they can sometimes give false-positive results, meaning that the test could tell a consumer that they are infected by COVID-19 even if they actually arent.

    A false-positive result could lead to a delayed diagnosis of another disease or condition, unnecessary treatment for COVID-19, and further spread of the virus if the person is put in close proximity to others who do have COVID-19.

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

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 15, 2021

    Tone's Taco Seasoning BlendB&G Foods is recalling 3,867 cases of Tones Taco Seasoning Blend.

    The product contains wheat, an allergen not declared on the label. No allergic reactions or consumer complaints have been reported to date.

    The recalled product, which comes in a 23-oz. container with UPC 0-41351-91461-5 and best by dates of SEPT 03 24 and SEPT 06 24, may have been distributed in Sams Club stores nationwide and through the Sams Club website.

    What to do

    Customers with an allergy or sensitivity to wheat who purchased the recalled product should not consume it. Instead, they're being urged todiscard or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

    Consumers with questions may contact B&G Foods at (800) 247-5251 Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (ET) or online at https://tones.com/contact.

  16. The brake rotor bolts were improperly tightened

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 15, 2021

    DRV Mobile Suite fifth wheel trailerDRV Suites is recalling 77 model year 2021 Mobile Suites fifth wheel trailers.

    The brake rotor bolts were improperly tightened, which can cause them to become loose or fall off.

    Loose or detached bolts can cause wheel separation, a tire blowout, or brake failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Dealers will inspect and tighten the bolts -- if necessary -- free of charge.

    Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on November 14, 2021.

    Owners may contact DRV customer service at (260) 562-3500.

  17. The gas quick disconnect fitting may be improperly tightened

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 15, 2021

    East to West Alta travel trailerForest River is recalling 61 model year 2022 East to West Alta Travel Trailers.

    The LP gas quick disconnect fitting may not have been properly tightened, which could allow gas to leak.

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

    What to do

    Dealers will inspect and tighten the fitting -- as necessary -- and run a propane system check free of charge.

    Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on October 27, 2021.

    Owners may contact Forest River customer service at (574) 264-6664. Forest River's number for this recall is 501-1419.

  18. Incorrect tires were installed on the trailer

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 14, 2021

    Forest River Aurora travel trailerForest River is recalling 29 model year 2022 Forest River Aurora travel trailers.

    The trailers were manufactured with the incorrect tires -- size ST225/75R15 LRD, instead of tire size ST225/75R15 LRE -- as identified on the federal placard.

    The incorrectly sized tires can become overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Dealers will replace the tire and wheel assemblies free of charge.

    Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on October 27, 2021.

    Owners may contact Forest River customer service at (574) 825-6327. Forest River's number for this recall is 205-1420.

  19. The product contains egg yolk, an allergen not declared on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 14, 2021

    Vemondo vegan crabless mini crabcakesCuisine Innovations Unlimited of Lakewood, N.J., is recalling Vemondo Vegan Crabless Mini Crabcakes by Lidl.

    The product contains egg yolk, an allergen not declared on the label. No illnesses have been reported to date.

    The recalled product, which comes in an 8.5-ounce, 6-piece box marked with either of the following lot numbers: 23021 (Exp. Date 2/17/2023), 23121 (Exp. Date 2/18/2023), 23821 (Exp. Date 2/25/2023) and UPC Code 4056489310402, was sold after August 20, 2021, by retail stores in Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.

    What to do

    Customers with an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg yolk who purchased the recalled products should not consume it. Instead, they canreturn it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

    Consumers with questions may contact the company at (201) 439-1036, Ext. 26, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST).

  20. The ball joint may fail and cause wheel separation

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    October 13, 2021

    2019 GMC Sierra 1500Fox Factory is recalling 1,413 model year 2019-2021 GMC Sierra 1500s and Chevrolet Silverado 1500s with Tuscany Kits, model number 501T-02-00064.

    Excessive wear to the front-upper control arm ball joints could result in ball joint failure and wheel separation.

    Separation of a front wheel while the vehicle is in motion increases the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Dealers will replace the original equipment front-upper control arms with new Tuscany front-upper control arms free of charge.

    Owners may contact Fox Factory at (831) 274-6500.