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Consumer Affairs Recalls - Products, Vehicles, Foods

  1. Snyder’s Lance recalls Emerald Glazed Walnuts

    The product may contain peanuts, almonds, cashews and pecans, allergens not declared on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 23, 2018

    PhotoSnyders Lance is recalling Emerald Nuts Glazed Walnuts that may contain peanuts, almonds, cashews and pecans, allergens not declared on the label.

    No illnesses have been reported.

    The following product, sold nationwide, is being recalled:

    Product Name Package
    UPC Code
    Package
    Production Code
    Best before date
    6.5oz Emerald
    Glazed Walnuts
    0 1030080894 7 EN1216XX2 15 DEC 2018

    The production code may be found next to the package's nutrition facts panel.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled product should not consume it, but contact the company for a full refund at 800-438-1880 and select #1 between 8am and 5pm (PT) Monday Friday, or online at http://slletsconnect.com/emerald/.

  2. Fuel recalls SH-HHGL1 helmets

    The strap that secures the helmet to the rider's head may fail

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 23, 2018

    PhotoFuel Helmets is recalling SH-HHGL1 helmets, size small.

    The strap that secures the helmet to the rider's head may fail in low or high temperatures.

    If the helmet strap fails to keep the helmet secured in the event of a crash, the rider has an increased risk of injury.

    What to do

    The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

    Owners may contact Fuel customer service at 1-855-355-3835.

  3. Cost Plus World Market recalls bleeding drip taper candles

    The candles high flame can ignite the surface of the wax

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 23, 2018

    PhotoCost Plus Management Services of Alameda, Calif., is recalling about 8,400 bleeding drip taper candles.

    The candles high flame can ignite the surface of the wax, posing a fire hazard.

    The firm has received two incident reports, including one of a candle catching on fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

    This recall involves Cost Plus World Markets bleeding drip taper candles sold in a pack of two candles.

    The unscented wax candles, which are black and bleed red wax as they melt, measure about 10 inches long.

    World Market, Bleeding Drip Taper Candles and SKU/UPC 544668/000000544668 can be found on the product packaging.

    The candles, manufactured in China, were sold at Cost Plus World Market and World Market stores nationwide and online at www.worldmarket.com from August 2017, through October 2017, for about $7.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candles and return them to any Cost Plus World Market or World Market store for a full refund.

    Consumers may contact Cost Plus toll-free at 877-967-5362 from 7 a.m. to midnight (ET) daily or online at www.worldmarket.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.

  4. Mitsubishi recalls model year 2011-2016 Outlander Sport vehicles

    The front windshield wipers may become inoperative

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 22, 2018

    PhotoMitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) is recalling 158,651 model year 2011-2016 Outlander Sport vehicles.

    Water may enter between the hood and windshield and cause the front wiper link ball joint to corrode, possibly resulting in the wiper link separating and the wipers becoming inoperative.

    Loss of wiper function can reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rod of the wiper link and the wiper motor crank arm, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin April 10, 2018.

    Owners may contact MMNA customer service at 1-888-648-7820. MMNA's number for this recall is SR-18-004.

  5. Outdoor gas fire pits recalled

    The bowl base of the fire pits lacks a heat shield

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 22, 2018

    PhotoYayi of Wuyi, Zhejiang, China, is recalling about 58,000 outdoor gas fire pit table patio heaters.

    The bowl base of the fire pits lacks a heat shield to protect consumers from burns while turning off the propane tank after use, posing a burn hazard.

    The firm has received three reports of consumers who were burned while turning off the propane tank after using the gas fire pit.

    This recall involves Hampton Bay 50,000 BTU, 30 inch Cross Ridge Outdoor Gas Fire Pit Table Patio Heaters with model number G-FTB51057B and UPC 6944937601579.

    The fire pit has an antique bronze finish with a natural slate tabletop and a black base that holds a propane tank.

    The model and UPC are printed on the products packaging.

    The fire pit table patio heaters, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores nationwide and online from August 2016, through November 2017, for about $200.

    What to do

    Consumers should contact Yayi for a free repair kit which includes a heat shield and installation instructions.

    Consumers may contact Yayi toll-free at 855-600-9294 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at customercare@china-yayi.com or online at www.china-yayi.com/ and click on Recall for more information.

  6. TR Industries recalls Seapower Marine products

    The products do not meet labelling requirements for consumer chemical products

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 22, 2018

    PhotoTR Industries is recalling approximately 2,800 units of various boat care products sold under the brand name Seapower Marine.

    The products do not meet labelling requirements for consumer chemical products under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

    The company has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of the recalled products.

    The following products, manufactured in the U.S, and sold in Canada from January 2015, to February 2018, are being recalled:

    Product Name Description
    Seapower Marine Cleaner Wax SG-128B (128oz), SQ-32B (32oz), SP-16B (16oz)
    Seapower Marine Hi-Speed Detailer SPQD-32B (32oz)
    Seapower Marine Scratch and Oxidation Remover SCR-16B (16oz)

    What to do

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

    Consumers with questions may contact TR Industries at 1-800-243-3272 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (PST) Monday through Friday, and by email at info@seapowerproducts.com.

  7. A & A Finest recalls frozen pork and shrimp dumplings

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

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 22, 2018

    PhotoA & A Finest of Corona, N.Y., is recalling approximately 572 pounds of frozen pork and shrimp dumplings.

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

    There are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the recalled product.

    The following ready-to-cook pork and shrimp dumpling item, packaged between May 2, 2017, and December 6, 2017, is being recalled:

    • 37 cases containing 200 pieces of PORK & SHRIMP SUI-MAI, with an Item # of PS24-200, and packaging dates of 05/02/17, 06/23/17, 07/26/17, 11/29/17 and 12/06/17.

    The recalled product, bearing establishment number EST. 34524 inside the USDA mark of inspection, was shipped to hotel restaurants in New York.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled product should not consume it, but dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase.

    Consumers with questions may contact Kevin Yim at (718) 271-8228

  8. Whirlpool recalls KitchenAid electric kettles

    The handle can loosen and separate from the kettle

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 21, 2018

    PhotoWhirlpool Corporation of Benton Harbor, Mich., is recalling about 89,000 KitchenAid electric kettles sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

    The handle can loosen and separate from the kettle, causing hot contents to spill, posing a burn hazard.

    The firm has received 79 reports in the U.S. (19 in Canada) of handles separating, including three reports in the U.S. (one in Canada) of minor burn injuries.

    This recall involves KitchenAid 1.7 Liter Electric Kettles sold in stainless steel, red, black, white, liquid graphite and cocoa silver. Model numbers and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the kettle. KitchenAid is written on the front of the kettles.

    The following model and serial numbers are included in the recall:

    Model Numbers

    Serial Numbers

    KEK1722SX (Stainless)

    YA325***** thru YA724*****

    KEK1722ER (Red)

    YA325***** thru YA724*****

    KEK1722OB (Black)

    YA325***** thru YA724*****

    KEK1722WH (White)

    YA325***** thru YA724*****

    KEK1722QG (Liquid Graphite)

    YA325***** thru YA724*****

    KEK1722CS (Cocoa Silver)

    YA325***** thru YA724*****

    RKEK1722SX (Stainless)

    YA325***** thru YA724*****

    RKEK1722ER (Red)

    YA325***** thru YA724*****

    RKEK1722OB (Black)

    YA325***** thru YA724*****

    RKEK1722WH (White)

    YA325***** thru YA724*****

    RKEK1722QG (Liquid)

    YA325***** thru YA724*****

    RKEK1722CS (Cocoa Silver)

    YA325***** thru YA724*****

    The kettles, manufactured in China, were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Dillard's, Frys Electronics, Kitchen Kaboodle, Kohls, Navy Exchange, Target, Williams Sonoma, and other home improvement, home appliance and retail stores and online at Amazon.com as well as other online retailers from September 2013, through February 2018, for about $100 to $120.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled kettles and contact Whirlpool for a free replacement.

    Consumers may contact Whirlpool Corporation at 800-874-0608 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or online at http://repair.whirlpool.com for more information.

  9. TMC recalls model year 2018 Freedom Traveler motorhomes

    A heat shield between the liquid propane tank and the generator exhaust pipe may be missing

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 20, 2018

    PhotoThor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 25 model year 2018 Freedom Traveler motorhomes, model A27.

    The vehicles may be missing a heat shield between the liquid propane (LP) tank and the generator exhaust pipe.

    Lack of a heat shield can increase the risk of a fire.

    What to do

    TMC has notified owners, and dealers will install the missing heat shield, free of charge.

    The recall began on January 12, 2018.

    Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-855-2867. TMC's number for this recall is RC000150.

  10. Saker ShopRites recalls empanadas

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

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 20, 2018

    PhotoSaker ShopRites of Linden, N.J., is recalling approximately 19,757 pounds of pork and chicken empanadas.

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

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

    The following fully-cooked items, produced between October 7, 2017, and February 12, 2018, are being recalled:

    • 9-oz. vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of 3 pk CHICKEN EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned chicken with various expiration dates between Oct. 15, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2018.
    • 6-oz. vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of 2 pk CHICKEN EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned chicken with various expiration dates between Oct. 15, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2018.
    • 9-oz. vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of 3 pk PORK EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned pork with various expiration dates between Oct. 15, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2018
    • 6-oz. vacuum-packed plastic packages containing three pieces of 2 pk PORK EMPANADA wheat shell filled with seasoned pork with various expiration dates between Oct. 15, 2017 and Feb. 20, 2018.

    The recalled products, bearing establishment number EST. 5495 or EST. P-5495 inside the USDA mark of inspection, were shipped to retail locations in New Jersey.

    What to do

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

    Consumer with questions may call 1-800-ShopRite (1-800-746-7748).

  11. Model year 2017 Bay Stars, Bay Star Sports, and Canyon Stars recalled

    Brake fluid may leak or air may be ingested during braking

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 20, 2018

    PhotoNewmar Corporation is recalling 30 model year 2017 Bay Star, Bay Star Sport, and Canyon Star vehicles, built on Ford chassis and equipped with Antilock Brake Systems (ABS).

    The brake Hydraulic Electronic Control Units (HECU) on these vehicles may be missing valve block ball plugs, potentially causing a brake fluid leak or air ingestion during electronic brake distribution and/or ABS activation.

    A brake fluid leak or air ingestion can lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Newmar will notify owners, and Ford or Lincoln dealers will inspect the HECU for missing valve block ball plugs, replacing the unit as necessary, free of charge.

    The recall began on January 24, 2018.

    Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332 or Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300. Newmar's number for this recall is 17V-768.

  12. Newmar recalls model year 2018 Essex motorhomes

    The low beam headlights do not illuminate as intended in some cases

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 19, 2018

    PhotoNewmar Corporation is recalling 11 model year 2018 Essex motorhomes built on a Freightliner chassis.

    The low beam headlights do not also illuminate as intended when the high beam headlights are activated, reducing the driver's visibility.

    Reduced visibility can increase the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Newmar will notify owners, and Daimler Trucks North America authorized service facilities will reprogram the Freightliner chassis module, free of charge.

    The recall began on February 9, 2018.

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

  13. Keystone recalls model year 2018 Crossroads Sunset trailers

    The vehicle has tires that are incorrect for its weight

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 19, 2018

    PhotoKeystone RV Company is recalling 882 model year 2018 Crossroads Sunset trailers.

    The trailers may have Sterling Sport tires that are rated for 1760 lbs. instead of tires that are rated for 2040 lbs. as intended.

    The incorrect tires may be overloaded, possibly resulting in tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires with the correct load rated tires, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin March 30, 2018.

    Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 18-313.

  14. Model year 2017-2018 Georgetown RVs recalled

    Brake fluid may leak or air may be ingested during braking

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 19, 2018

    PhotoForest River is recalling 52 model year 2017-2018 Georgetown recreational vehicles, models GTA31L5, GTA31R5, GTA369XLF, GTA36B5, GTA36B5F, GTA377XLF, GTA378XLF, built on Ford chassis and equipped with Antilock Brake Systems (ABS).

    The brake Hydraulic Electronic Control Units (HECU) on these vehicles may be missing valve block ball plugs, potentially causing a brake fluid leak or air ingestion during electronic brake distribution and/or ABS activation.

    A brake fluid leak or air ingestion can lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Forest River will notify owners, and Ford or Lincoln dealers will inspect the HECU for missing valve block ball plugs, replacing the unit as necessary, free of charge.

    The recall began on January 26, 2018.

    Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332 or Forest River customer service at 1-574-206-7600. Forest River's number for this recall is 68-0606.

  15. Rural King recalls electric blankets and throws

    The blankets and throws electric cord can overheat and catch fire

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 16, 2018

    PhotoRural King of Mattoon, Ill., is recalling about 9,600 electric heated blankets and throws.

    The blankets and throws electric cord can overheat and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards.

    The company has received four reports of the blankets and throws overheating. Two incidents resulted in fires and one burn injury to a consumers foot.

    This recall involves Rural Kings electric heated blankets and throws.

    The 100% polyester blankets and throws were sold in cream and brown colors and in two sizes: 50 x 60 inches (smaller than a twin size) and 84 x 90 inches (queen size). They have one or two multi-setting controllers attached to the electric cord.

    Model numbers starting with BLV-OB and ending in 200, 201A, 201B, 201C, 202, 202BN, 202CM, 203, 204A1, 204A2, 204A3, 204A2BR , 204A2CM, 205B1, 205B2, 205B3 or 206C1 can be found on a corner tag.

    Matton Rural King Supply, Inc. is printed on the back of the tag.

    The blankets and throws, manufactured in China, were sold at Rural King stores nationwide and online at www.ruralking.com from October 2017, through December 2017, for between $30 and $60.

    What to do

    Customers should immediately stop using the recalled blankets and throws and contact Rural King for a full refund.

    Consumers may contact Rural King at 800-561-1752 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or online at www.ruralking.com and click on the Safety Recall Information link at the bottom of the page for more information.

  16. Forest River recalls model year 2018 Georgetown RVs

    Electrical wires may melt, increasing the risk of a fire

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 16, 2018

    PhotoForest River is recalling five model year 2018 Georgetown recreational vehicles, models GTA36D7 and GTA34P7.

    The vehicles have 18 gauge wires connected to a 30 amp circuit breaker, which cannot handle the potential amp draw, possibly resulting in the wires melting and increasing the risk of a fire.

    What to do

    Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will connect the 18 gauge wiring to an additional circuit breaker that will be installed, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin March 28, 2018.

    Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-206-7600. Forest River's number for this recall is 68-0623.

  17. Weis Markets recalls pre-made Penne Pasta with Asiago Sauce and Grilled Chicken single serving meal

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

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 16, 2018

    PhotoWeis Markets is recalling its pre-made Penne Pasta with Asiago Sauce and Grilled Chicken single serving meal.

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

    here have been no reports of allergic reactions related to the consumption of this product.

    The product is safe for consumption by those who do not have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk.

    The recalled product was sold in all Weis Markets stores.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled product and want further information may call 1 (866) 999-9347, option 5, Monday Friday, 8am to 5pm (EST).

  18. ISO Beauty recalls hair dryers

    The cord can become brittle near the base of the dryer

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 16, 2018

    PhotoISO Beauty of Chatsworth, Calif., is recalling about 74,000 Ionic Pro hair dryers sold in the U.S. and Canada.

    The cord can become brittle near the base of the dryer, posing burn hazards.

    The firm has received 35 reports of the dryers sparking or smoking, including two reports of flames coming from the dryers and three reported burn injuries to hands or fingers.

    This recall involves the Ionic Pro 2000 and 2000W hand-held hair dryers sold under the ISO Beauty and Proliss brand names.

    The bottom rear of the dryers has ISO or Proliss printed and model number HD-1820.

    The dryers were sold in the following colors: black, white, white pearl, peacock, white zebra, pink leopard, blue, and giraffe.

    The dryers, manufactured in China, were sold at Groupon.com, Target.com, ISObeauty.com, Proliss.com and Amazon.com from March 2013, through January 2018, for between $30 and $40.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hair dryers and contact ISO Beauty for instructions on removing the cord and receiving a refund in the form of a credit for a replacement product from the firm.

    Consumers may contact ISO Beauty at 800-490-5919 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday or online at www.isobeauty.com and click on Product Recall for more information.

  19. Jayco recalls model year 2017 Precept motorhomes

    Hydraulic brake fluid may leak

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 16, 2018

    PhotoJayco is recalling 17 model year 2017 Precept motorhomes.

    The brake Hydraulic Electronic Control Units (HECU) on these vehicles may be missing valve block ball plugs, potentially causing a brake fluid leak or air ingestion during electronic brake distribution and/or ABS activation.

    A brake fluid leak or air ingestion can lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Jayco will notify owners, and Ford dealers will inspect the hydraulic block and replace the HECU if the ball plugs are present, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin March 30, 2018.

    Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-517-9137.

  20. Redbarn Pet Products recalls dog chews

    The product may be contaminated with Salmonella

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    February 15, 2018

    PhotoRedbarn Pet Products of Long Beach, Calif., is recalling its 7-inch Bully Stick three pack of dog chews.

    The product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

    No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported.

    The recalled product, which comes in a 2.4-oz., green plastic bag marked with an expiration date of 112120ABC stamped on the side, and the UPC #7 85184 25105 8 was sold in pet specialty retail stores.

    What to do

    Customers should check the lot code to see if their product was affected, discontinue use of it and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

    Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-775-3849, Monday Friday, 8am-5pm (PST) and by email at info@redbarninc.com.



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