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Consumer Affairs Recalls - Products, Vehicles, Foods

  1. The heart-shaped graphics on the knees of the romper can peel off or detach

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 21, 2021

    PhotoTarget Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn., is recalling about 44,350 sets of Cat & Jack Baby Heart Ears Rompers.

    The heart-shaped graphics located on the knees of the romper can peel off or detach, posing a choking hazard.

    The firm has received 40 reports of the hearts peeling or detaching, including one report of a child choking.

    This recall involves Cat & Jack Baby Heart Ears Rompers sold in sizes newborn to 24M.

    They have gray knit fabric with red trim on the wrists, ankles and pockets, red hearts on the knees and the hood, red and white-striped lining inside the hood and snaps on the legs.

    The product item number is printed on the white tag inside of the romper.

    A list of the product item numbers included in the recall may be found here.

    The rompers, manufactured in Vietnam, were sold at Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com from November 2020, through February 2021, for about $13.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately take the recalled rompers away from children and return them to any Target Store for a full refund. Consumers who purchased the romper on Target.com may contact Target to receive a prepaid return label to return the romper.

    Consumers may contact Target at (800) 440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (CT), daily or online at www.target.com and click on Recalls at the bottom of the page, then on Clothing for more information.

  2. The front and rear shock absorbers may not be tightened properly

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 21, 2021

    PhotoPorsche Cars North America is recalling ten model year 2021 Porsche Macan, Macan S, Macan GTS, and Macan Turbo vehicles.

    The screw connection on the shock absorbers of the front and rear axle might not be tightened properly.

    A failed screw connection may cause damage to the braking system, driving instability, and the potential loss of control -- increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Owners are advised not to drive their vehicle until the remedy has been performed.

    Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will rework and tighten the screw connections free of charge.

    Owners may contact Porsche customer service at (800) 767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AMA8.

  3. The portable charging cases can overheat, posing a fire hazard

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 20, 2021

    PhotoAudio-Technica U.S. of Stow, Ohio, is recalling about 7,450 charging cases sold with Audio-Technica Wireless Headphones, Model ATH-CK3TW.

    The portable charging cases can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

    The firm has received four reports of incidents of the charging cases overheating, all outside of U.S. resulting in damage to the charging cases and the surfaces on which charging occurred. No injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves the charging cases sold with Audio-Technica Wireless Headphones, Model ATH-CK3TW.

    The charging cases are made of plastic and were sold in black, blue, white and red colors. All colors of the charging cases will be replaced.

    The model number is printed on the rear of the charging case.

    The charging cases, manufactured in China, were sold at American Musical Supply, Inmotion Entertainment Group, Micro Electronics, Music and Arts Center stores and other retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com and audio-technica.com from December 2019, through February 2021, for between $100 and $120.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the charging cases and contact Audio-Technica for instructions on returning the charging cases for a free replacement charging case.

    Audio-Technica will provide consumers with a prepaid return shipping label and will send consumers a replacement charging case upon receipt of the returned case.

    Consumers may contact Audio-Technica at (800) 518-2520 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at recall@atus.com or online at https://www.audio-technica.com/en-us/ and click on Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.

  4. Service personnel may be exposed to high voltage, increasing the risk of injury

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 20, 2021

    PhotoCummins is recalling 33 Electric Drivetrains, part number PD7000.

    The electric drive train cannot detect isolation faults when the high voltage contactors are closed.

    An undetected high voltage isolation can expose service personnel to high voltage, increasing the risk of injury.

    What to do

    Cummins will notify owners, and dealers will update the Vehicle Control Unit software or install a different combination of High Voltage Power Distribution Unit hardware free of charge.

    The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for recall notification.

    Owners may contact Cummins customer service at (800) 286-6467.

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

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 20, 2021

    PhotoGlutenull Bakery of Port Coquitlam, B.C., Canada,is recalling Goji Berries and Chocolate Cookies.

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

    No illnesses have been reported to date.

    The recalled product, packaged in clear plastic clamshell container with paper sleeve, net wt. 11 oz / 320g, with UPC code 628451529132 and expiration dates ranging from 06/10/2021 to 08/20/2021, were sold in retail stores such as Whole Foods Market and Market of Choice in Washington and Oregon..

    What to do

    Customers with an allergy or sensitivity to milk 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 company at (604) 777-5596, Monday Friday, 9 am 4 pm (PST), or by email at info@glutenull.com.

  6. The steering output shaft may disconnect

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 20, 2021

    PhotoShyft Group is recalling 37 model year 2021-2022 Spartan RV Chassis K1, K2, K3 and K4 vehicles.

    The steering output shaft inside the steering column may be too short and could disengage from the steering input shaft.

    Disengagement of the steering output shaft could result in a loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Shyft Group will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and -- if necessary -- replace the steering column free of charge.

    The recall began on March 31, 2021.

    Owners may contact Shyft Group customer service at (800) 582-3454. Shyft Group's number for this recall is 21-07.

  7. The plastic wings can detach from the body of the teether

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 19, 2021

    PhotoBattat is recalling about 61,000 B. toys Firefly Frank infant teethers sold in the U.S. and Canada.

    The plastic wings can detach from the body of the teether, posing a choking hazard to young children.

    The firm has received 14 reports of the wings detaching or pieces of the wing breaking off, including one report of a child choking on a broken piece of the wing.

    This recall involves B. toys Light-Up Firefly Teether Glowy Chews Firefly Frank, plastic infant teethers. The colorful teethers shaped like a Firefly are blue, green and red and light up when shaken.

    The teethers, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com from July 2019, through February 2021, for about between $6 and $10.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately take the recalled teethers away from young children and return them to any Target store for a full refund, or contact Battat to return by mail for a full refund.

    Consumers may contact Battat toll-free at (844) 963-2479 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at recalls@battatco.com or online at www.battatco.com and click on Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

  8. The tire and loading information label contains incorrect information

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 19, 2021

    PhotoWinnebago Towable is recalling 60 model year 2020 Minnies.

    The tire and loading information label contains the incorrect tire size.

    The vehicle operator may install a replacement tire that is too large to fit properly on the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Winnebago will notify owners, and supply a corrected label and instructions on how to apply the label free of charge. Dealers will install the corrected label if owners are uncomfortable applying the label themselves.

    The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for recall notification.

    Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at (574) 825-5280 ext. 5220.

  9. The products may contain milk, eggs, wheat and soy, allergens not declared on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 19, 2021

    PhotoHi-Tech Pharmaceuticals of Norcross, Ga., is recalling all lots of APS Nutrition Isomorph 28 flavors, iForce Nutrition Mass Gainz Brown Sugar Maple Oatmeal Cookie.

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

    No illnesses have been reported to date.

    A list of the recalled products, sold throughout the U.S. through direct sales, online stores, retails stores and 3rd party distribution, may be found here.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled products and have allergies or sensitivity to milk, eggs, wheat and soy should not consume them, but return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

    Consumers with questions may contact Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals at (888) 855-7919 Monday Friday, 9:00 am 7:00 pm (EST).

  10. The headlight bulb may be too bright

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 19, 2021

    PhotoBEAMTECH is recalling 26,199 BEAMTECH CO18-73964, CO18-711886, CO18-76373, CO18-71778, CO18-73065, CO18-74931, CO18-77879, and CO18-71212 headlight LED bulbs sizes 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, and 9012.

    The bulb can create excessive glare or brightness, which can reduce the vision of oncoming drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    BEAMTECH will notify owners, and distributors and will provide a replacement halogen bulb free of charge.

    Owners may contact BEAMTECH customer service at (591) 846-8806.

  11. The valve head may break, reducing engine performance

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 16, 2021

    PhotoDucati North America is recalling 129 model year 2021 Multistrada V4 S motorcycles.

    Excessive wear of the valve guides may cause the valve head to break.

    A broken valve head may decrease the acceleration and performance of the engine, increasing the risk of crash.

    What to do

    Ducati will notify owners, and the dealer will replace the entire motorcycle engine free of charge.

    The recall was expected to begin April 15, 2021.

    Owners may contact Ducati customer service at (888) 391-5446. Ducati's number for this recall is SRV-RCL-21-002.

  12. The products were imported from China, which is ineligible to export beef to the US

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 16, 2021

    PhotoRong Shing Trading of Brooklyn, N.Y., is recalling approximately 3,365 pounds of Chinese style hot pot base products containing beef tallow.

    The products were imported from China, a country ineligible to export beef to the U.S.

    There are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions

    The Chinese style hot pot base products were imported on or around February 14, 2020.

    The following products, imported on or around February 14, 2020, and shipped to retail locations nationwide, are being recalled:

    • 450g Plastic vacuum wrapped packages containing a Lees 52 Da Zhuang Hot Pot Base and a Sell By date of January 29, 2022 on the label.
    • 300g Plastic vacuum wrapped packages containing a Lees 45 Da Zhuang Hot Pot Base and a Sell By date of June 30, 2021 on the label.

    What to do

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

    Consumers with questions may contact Ling Zhao at (718) 308-1177 or by email at rongshing4757@gmail.com.

  13. The bulb may be too bright

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 16, 2021

    PhotoNado Stuff is recalling certain MICTUNING 9006, H11, and H7 LED headlight bulbs.

    The bulb can create excessive glare or brightness, which can reduce the vision of oncoming drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    The remedy is still under development.

    The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for the recall notification.

    Owners may contact Nado customer service at (818) 869-2481.

  14. The product's packaging fails to meet child resistant packaging requirements

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 16, 2021

    PhotoGeo Essential of Orem, Utah, is recalling about 220 bottles of GEO Wintergreen Organic Essential Oil and GEO Alleviate Organic Essential Oil Blend.

    These packaging of the products, which contain methyl salicylate, is not child resistant as required by federal law, posing a risk of poisoning.

    No incidents or injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves GEO Wintergreen Organic Essential Oil and GEO Alleviate Organic Essential Oil Blend in amber glass bottles with black caps.

    The Wintergreen oil was sold in a 5 mL bottle and the Alleviate oil in a 15 mL bottle. The bottles label displays the GEO logo, product name and the volume amount of the bottle.

    SKU 990181 can be found on the label above and to the left of the bar code of the Wintergreen essential oil, and SKU 990305 is on the label above and to the left of the bar code of the Alleviate essential oil.

    The oils, manufactured in the U.S., were sold online at www.geoessential.com and www.amazon.com from February 2017, through July 2019, for between $7 and $20.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled essential oils and dispose of the products. Geo Essential is automatically refunding consumers the full purchase price through the distribution channel through which the products were purchased. GEO is contacting all known purchasers directly.

    Consumers may contact Geo Essential toll-free at (855) 502-5363 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MT) Monday through Friday or online at www.geoessential.com and click on Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.

  15. The brake Lights may not adequately reflect light

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 16, 2021

    PhotoForest River is recalling 115 model year 2021 Berkshire Class A motorhomes.

    The brake lights may not adequately reflect light, making it difficult for other drivers to see the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Forest River will notify owners, and will provide a Reflex Reflector for the brake lights free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin May 8, 2021.

    Owners may contact Forest River customer service at (574) 522-1368. Forest River's number for this recall is 40-1315.

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

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 15, 2021

    PhotoRise Baking Company of York, Pa., is recalling Harris Teeter Brand 8 3-layer Cookies and Creme Cakes, and Dawn Food Products Brand 7 2-layer Vanilla Bean Waterfall Cakes.

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

    No illnesses have been reported to date.

    A list of the recalled cakes with lot numbers, sold in retail stores nationwide, may be found here.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled products an have an allergy or sensitivity to hazelnut should not consume them, but return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

    Consumers with questions may contact Ken McCloud at (715) 426-2090 from 8 AM 4 PM (CDT).

  17. The valve stem stabilizer may loosen

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 15, 2021

    PhotoTiffin Motorhomes is recalling 37 model year 2021 Phaeton recreational vehicles.

    The valve stem stabilizer can become loose, allowing the valve stem extender to contact the wheel.

    If the valve stem extender rubs on the wheel, it can cause a loss of tire pressure, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Tiffin will notify owners, and dealers will replace the valve stem stabilizer free of charge.

    The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for recall notification.

    Owners may contact Tiffin customer service at (256) 356-8661. Tiffin's number for this recall is TIF-114.

  18. The hose and/or parts of the connector can become dislodged during use

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 15, 2021

    PhotoHongkong Sun Rise Trading of China is recalling about 1.06 millionGreenworks and Powerworks pressure washer spray guns.

    The spray gun connector can break, causing the hose and/or parts of the connector to become dislodged during use, posing an impact injury hazard to the user.

    The firm has received 15 reports of the pressure washer spray gun connector breaking, allowing the hose and/or parts of the connector to become dislodged when under pressure during use.

    This resulted in 13 reports of injuries, including seven which required medical treatment for post-concussion, broken bones and/or injuries to the eyes and mouth.

    This recall involves the Greenworks brand 2000 psi plastic pressure washer spray gun included in: the Greenworks brand 2000 psi Plastic Gun Accessory kit, Greenworks brand Pressure Washer models ranging from 1500 -1800 psi, and certain Powerworks brand Pressure Washer models ranging from 1700-1800 psi.

    The model number is printed on the back of the pressure washer unit, near the top. The brand, Greenworks or Powerworks, appears on the side of the pressure washer spray gun.

    In addition, when the spray gun is removed from the hose, the interior connector is made of black plastic, not metal, on recalled units.

    A list of the recalled models may be found here.

    The spray guns, manufactured in China, were sold at Lowes stores nationwide and online at Lowes.com, Amazon.com, and other online retailers from January 2017 through February 2021.

    The plastic gun accessory kit was sold for about $40 and the pressure washers were sold for between $100 and $180.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled spray guns and contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free replacement of the spray gun handle.

    Consumers may contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading toll-free at (833) 211-9185 Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET) and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) or online at www.greenworkstools.com and click on Important Safety Recall link at the top of the page for more information.

  19. The rear axle u-bolt may not be tightened properly

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 15, 2021

    PhotoIsuzu Technical Center of America is recalling 258 model year 2015-2017 Isuzu NPR, Reach, model year 2016-2020 Isuzu NPR XD, NPR HD, NQR, model year 2016-2021 Isuzu NRR, model year 2017-2020 Chevrolet 4500XD, 4500HD, 5500HD, and model year 2020 Chevrolet 5500XD vehicles.

    The U-bolt nuts for the rear axle may not have been properly tightened and may loosen, causing the axle to misalign.

    The misalignment may cause the propeller shaft to separate, causing a loss of power to the rear wheels and a stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Isuzu will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and -- if needed replace and tighten the rear axle U-bolt nuts free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin April 23, 2021.

    Owners may contact Isuzu customer service at (866) 441-9638. Isuzu's number for this recall is V2103.

  20. The products contain tadalafil sildenafil and vardenafil, making them unapproved new drugs

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    April 14, 2021

    PhotoUmmzy LLC of Palisades Park, N.J., is recalling all lots of Thumbs up 7 Red 70K, Shogun-X 15000mg and Krazy Night capsules.

    The products, used for treatment of male erectile dysfunction, contain tadalafil sildenafil and vardenafilin, making them them unapproved new drugs for which the safety and efficacy have not been established.

    There have been no reports of adverse events to date.

    The recalled products were sold nationwide on the internet and fulfilled by Amazon.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled products should stop using and discard them.

    Consumers with questions may contact the firm at (201) 416-9325 Monday Friday, from 9AM 5PM, by e-mail at ysknabe75@gmail.com or online at www.ummzyllc.com.