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Consumer Affairs Recalls - Products, Vehicles, Foods

  1. Model year 2019 Keystone Summerland recreational trailers recalled

    The single propane bottle brackets mounting legs may break

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    August 20, 2018

    PhotoKeystone RV Company is recalling 344 model year 2019 Keystone Summerland recreational trailers, models 1800BH, 1760BH, 1750RD.

    The trailers have single propane bottle brackets with two mounting legs that may break at the mounting point.

    If the bracket ring bracket breaks, the propane cylinder may detach from the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury or crash.

    What to do

    Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the existing bottle ring mounting bracket with a 3-legged bracket, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin September 23, 2018.

    Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 18-328.

  2. World Organix recalls various Blissful Remedies products

    The products are contaminated with high microbial loads

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    August 20, 2018

    PhotoWorld Organix is recalling lot 112710 of Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da 100% Mitragyna Speciosa capsules, Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da Liquid Kratom Mitragyna Speciosa, Blissful Remedies 4 Hour Chill Slow Motion Blend.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has found the products to be contaminated with High Microbial Loads.

    The firm has received no reports of adverse events related to these recalls to date.

    The following products are being recalled:

    Product Name Quantity and Dosage form Packaging Lot #
    Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da Liquid Kratom Mitragyna Speciosa 12 ML White Plastic bottle 112710
    Best By Date: 06/2019
    Blissful Remedies 4 Hour Chill Slow Motion Blend 1.93 Fluid Oz (57 ml) White Plastic bottle 112710
    Best By Date: 03/2019
    Blissful Remedies Red Maeng Da 100% Mitragyna Speciosa 50 capsules White Foil Pouch 112710
    Best By Date: 03/2019
    Blissful Remedies Gold Series Ultra Enhanced Indo
    (100% Mitragyna Speciosa)
    50 capsules White Foil Pouch 112710
    Best By Date: 03/2019
    Blissful Remedies Kratom+CBD, CBD infused
    Maeng Da
    50 capsules White Foil Pouch 112710
    Best By Date: 03/2019

    What to do

    The firm is notifying customers by e-mail and/or telephone and arranging for return of the recalled products. Customers who purchased the recalled products should discard them immediately.

    Consumers with questions regarding this recall may contact the firm at (800) 435-8533, 9 am to 6 pm (CT), Monday through Friday or by email at fdarecall@blissfulremedies.com.

  3. Xtava recalls Allure hair dryers

    The hair dryer and power cord can overheat and catch on fire

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    August 20, 2018

    PhotoXtava LLC of New York, N.Y., is recalling about 235,000 Allure and Allure Pro hair dryers.

    The hair dryer and power cord can overheat and catch on fire, posing fire, burn and electrical shock hazards.

    The firm has received 193 reports of the hair dryers or power cords overheating, melting, exploding or catching fire, including 18 reports of burns and two reports of a minor electrical shock.

    Four of the reported burn incidents resulted in a blister to the hand, wrist or finger. One consumer reported a severe burn.

    This recall involves the Allure and Allure Pro 2200W ionic ceramic hair dryers that are black or white and include a concentrator nozzle.

    The hair dryers were sold separately or as part of various hair care kits that included hair treatment products, a flat iron or a diffuser.

    Many of the units have a label located underneath the back of the unit bearing the following SKU numbers: XTV010001, XTV010001N, XTV010002, or XTV010002N. All units have xtava imprinted on the blower end of the hair dryer.

    The dyers, manufactured in China, were sold online at Amazon.com, eBay.com, Walmart.com, Xtava.com, Groupon.com and other websites from October 2014, through August 2018, for between $15 and $60 when sold separately, and for between $20 and $80 when sold as part of a hair care kit.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the hair dryers and contact Xtava to receive a free replacement hair dryer.

    Consumers may contact Xtava toll-free at (877) 643-8440 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, and online at www.xtava.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page or https://recall-xtava-allure.expertinquiry.com for more information.

  4. Forest River recalls Cherokee Wolf Pup recreational trailers

    The single propane bottle brackets mounting legs may break

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    August 20, 2018

    PhotoForest River is recalling 157 model year 2019 Forest River Cherokee Wolf Pup recreational trailers, models CKTR15SW-D, CKTR16BHS-D, CKTR16FQ-D, CKTR18RJB-D and CKTR18TO-D.

    The trailers have single propane bottle brackets with two mounting legs that may break at the mounting point.

    If the bracket ring bracket breaks, the propane cylinder may detach from the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury or crash.

    What to do

    Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace the bottle ring bracket, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin September 8, 2018.

    Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-260-499-2100. Forest River's number for this recall is 17D-0805.

  5. Koehler-Bright Star recalls WorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights

    The flashlights could ignitine in an explosive environment

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    August 17, 2018

    PhotoKoehler-Bright Star of Hanover, Pa., is recalling about 7,700 WorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights sold in the U.S and Canada.

    The flashlights are missing an encapsulation on a circuit board component which protects the flashlight from igniting an explosive environment, posing an injury hazard to the user or bystander.

    No incidents or injuries are reported.

    This recall involvesWorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights, with model number 2224 LED printed at the top right side of the text contained on the flashlight.

    The flashlight is safety orange with a black reflector assembly and black end cap and measures about 10.25 inches long by 2 inches in diameter.

    Only 3-D cell flashlights that do not contain a date code stamped on the body of the units are included in the recall.

    The flashlights, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Koehler-Bright Star Industrial distributors, Grainger and online at Amazon.com from January 2017, through May 2018, for about $21.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled flashlights and inspect them for a missing date code on the body of the flashlights. If the recalled flashlight does not have a date code, contact Koehler-Bright Star for free replacement parts.

    Consumers may contact Koehler-Bright Star at (800) 788-1696 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at 2224LEDReplacement@kbs-inc.net or online at www.koehlerlighting.com and click on the Contact Us tab for more information.

  6. Forest River recalls Prime Time Crusader fifth-wheel recreational trailers

    The vehicles federal placard contains incorrect axle weight information

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    August 17, 2018

    PhotoForest River is recalling seven model year 2019 Prime Time Crusader fifth-wheel recreational trailers, model CSF315RST.

    The vehicles federal placard indicates the axles have a weight capacity of 6,000lbs. The actual capacity is 5,100lbs.

    The incorrect information may result in the axles being overloaded, causing a loss of control, and increasing the risk of a crash

    What to do

    Forest River has notified owners, and will provide replacement federal placards, free of charge.

    The recall began on July 30, 2018.

    Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-862-1025. Forest River's number for this recall is 48-0801.

  7. Marsee Baking recalls cookies sold at Café Yumm! restaurants

    The products may contain peanuts, an undeclared allergen

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    August 17, 2018

    PhotoMarsee Bakingis recalling chocolate chip, ginger spice, and oatmeal raisin cookies sold at Caf Yumm! restaurants.

    The products may peanuts contain, an undeclared allergen.

    No allergic reactions have been reported to date.

    The recalled cookies, sold at Caf Yumm! restaurants in Oregon and Washington between August 6, 2018, and August 15, 2018, are prepared as both a chocolate-dipped and undipped version and are served on a plate for dine-in restaurant guests or offered in a pastry bag for take-out orders.

    They are not labeled and do not bear any lot codes.

    What to do

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

    Consumers with questions may contact the company at (877) 367-9866 between 8am and 5pm (PST) Monday through Friday or by email at info@cafeyumm.com.

    Photo source: Cafe Yumm



  8. Subaru recalls model year 2019 Subaru Ascents

    The vehicles may be missing spot welds on, or around, the B-Pillar

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    August 16, 2018

    PhotoSubaru of Americais recalling 293 model year 2019 Subaru Ascents.

    These vehicles may be missing spot welds on, or around, the B-Pillar.

    In the event of a crash, the missing spot welds may compromise the vehicle's strength, increasing the risk of injury.

    What to do

    Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle to check for missing spot welds. If the welds are missing, the vehicle will be replaced, free of charge.

    The recall began July 31, 2018.

    Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WTU-80.

  9. Alta recalls Redshift EXR and Redshift MXR motorcycles

    The motorcycle may stall unexpectedly

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    August 16, 2018

    PhotoAlta Motorsis recalling 215 model year 2019 Alta Redshift EXR and model year v2018-2019 Alta Redshift MXR motorcycles.

    The software for the throttle control may fault if the throttle is rolled forward past the closed position, possibly resulting in a motorcycle stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Alta will notify owners, and dealers will install an update for the throttle software, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin in August 2018.

    Owners may contact Alta customer service at 1-415-230-0755. Alta's number for this recall is SVC-ESB-18-004.

  10. Keystone recalls model year 2018-2019 Dutchmen Aerolite trailers

    The trailer has improperly rated safety chains

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    August 16, 2018

    PhotoKeystone RV Company is recalling 126 model year 2018-2019 Dutchmen Aerolite trailers.

    The trailer has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 9,680lbs, however, the safety chains are rated at 7,600lbs.

    The lower rated safety chains may fail if the trailer detaches from the tow vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the 7,600lb rated chains with 11,700lb rated chains, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin September 2, 2018.

    Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 18-326.

  11. Harbor Freight Tools recalls handgun safes

    The safe can open without the use of a key or combination upon impact

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    August 16, 2018

    PhotoHarbor Freight Tools of Calabasas, Calif., is recalling about 25,000 electronic handgun safes.

    The safes can open without the use of a key or combination upon impact and allow unintended access to the contents of the safe, posing a risk of serious injury to children and others.

    No incidents or injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves two models of 0.17 cubic foot capacity electronic handgun safes sold under two different brand names, Union Safe Company and Bunker Hill Security.

    The recalled safes are dark gray and the SKU number is printed on a permanent label on the door.

    The brand is printed on the permanent label on the door and molded into the combination touch-pad panel.

    Brand

    SKU

    Union Safe Company

    62984

    Bunker Hill Security

    61581

    The safes, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide and online at www.harborfreight.com from November 2014, through February 2018, for about $65.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled handgun safes, secure the handguns to keep them away from children and return the safes to any Harbor Freight Tools location for a full refund of the purchase price in the form of a Harbor Freight Tools gift card.

    Consumer contact Harbor Freight Tools at (800) 444-3353 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PT), by email at recall@harborfreight.com or online at www.harborfreight.comand click on Recall Safety Information on the bottom of the homepage for more information.Remedy:

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled handgun safes, secure the handguns to keep them away from children and return the safes to any Harbor Freight Tools location for a full refund of the purchase price in the form of a Harbor Freight Tools gift card.

  12. H&H Sports recalls VCAN V531 motorcycle helmets

    The helmet may not stay secured to the rider's head in the event of a crash.

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    August 15, 2018

    PhotoH&H Sports Protection is recalling 4,314 VCAN V531 motorcycle helmets in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, and XXL.

    The helmet straps may not be properly sewn and, as a result, the helmets may not stay secured to the rider's head in the event of a crash. Additionally, the labels have an incorrect manufacturer's name.

    A helmet that does not remain secured to the rider's head will not adequately protect the wearer in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

    What to do

    The recalled helmets were sold through Amazon. H&H Sports will notify the owners, and instruct them to return the helmets to Amazon.

    A complete refund of the purchase price and shipping costs will be provided free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin in August 2018.

    Owners may contact Amazon customer service at 1-888-280-4331 or H&H Sports customer service at 1-626-444-0107 or by email at V531Recall@HHsportsprotection.com.

  13. Forest River recalls Palomino hardside truck campers

    The federal placard contains an incorrect weight listing.

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    August 15, 2018

    PhotoForest River is recalling 34 model year 2019 Forest River Palomino hardside truck campers.

    The vehicles federal placard incorrectly states the dry weight as 1,591lbs, when the correct dry weight is 2,405lbs.

    This error may result in the vehicle being overloaded, which could reduce handling performance and increase the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Forest River has notified owners, and dealers will replace the incorrect federal placard free of charge.
    The recall began on July 23, 2018. Owners may contact Palomino customer service at 1-269-432-3246. Forest River's number for this recall is 400-0783.

  14. Forest River recalls Rockwood and Flagstaff trailers

    The trailer wheels may lock up

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    August 14, 2018

    PhotoForest River is recalling 164 model year 2018-2019 Forest River Rockwood and Flagstaff trailers.

    The inner wheel bearings may seize, which can cause the trailer wheels to lock up, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inner wheel bearings, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin August 26, 2018.

    Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-4053. Forest River's number for this recall is 10-0786.

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    Photo source: Forest River

    Forest River is recalling model year 2018-2019 Forest River Rockwood and Flagstaff trailers whose wheels may lock up, posing a crash risk.


  15. Vitamix recalls Ascent and Venturist series blending containers

    The containers can separate from the blades base exposing the blades

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    August 14, 2018

    PhotoVita-Mix Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio, is recalling about 110,000 Ascent and Venturist series 8-oz., and 20-oz., blending containers sold in the U.S. and Canada.

    The containers can separate from the blades base exposing the blades, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

    The company has received 11 reports of lacerations when consumers hands came in contact with exposed blades.

    This recall involves Ascent and Venturist series 8-ounce and 20-ounce blending containers with blade date codes March 2018 (03-18) or earlier. Date codes are in the format MM-YY; for example, March 2018 is 03-18.

    If the blade base is marked on the bottom with a green or orange dot, the container has already been repaired.

    The Vitamix logo is printed on the blending container. The blade date code is laser-etched onto the top of the blade in the blade base.

    The products have a clear container and a black blade base and were sold separately and with Vitamix Venturist Model 1200 blenders.

    The blenders, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Costco, Williams-Sonoma nationwide and online at www.vitamix.com from April 2017, through July 2018, for between $24 and $500 for the blender and blending container.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blending containers and contact Vitamix for a free repair kit. Vitamix is sending repair kits to consumers it can identify.

    Consumers may contact Vitamix toll-free at (888) 847-8842 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or online at http://www.vitamix.comand click on Customer Service and Voluntary Recalls or www.recallrtr.com/blender for more information.

  16. Model year 2016-2017 GEM E2, E4, E6 and ELXDles recalled

    The vehicle can become inoperative or go in the opposite direction than intended

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    August 14, 2018

    PhotoPolaris Industries is recalling 2,110 model year 2016-2017 GEM E2, E4, E6 and ELXD vehicles.

    The drive mode switch can send an incorrect signal, causing the vehicle to become inoperative or go in the opposite direction than intended.

    If the operator intends to go forward, but the vehicle reverses instead, there would be an increased risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will replace the drive mode system with one that has separate inputs for each position (forward, neutral and reverse), free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin in August 2018.

    Owners may contact Polaris customer service at 1-855-863-2284.

  17. Ducati recalls Panigale and Hypermotard motorcycles

    The friction material on the rear brake pads may detach from the backing plate

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    August 13, 2018

    PhotoDucati North America is recalling 72 model year 2018 Ducati Panigale V4, Panigale 959, Panigale 1299 FE, and Hypermotard motorcycles.

    The friction material on the rear brake pads may detach from the backing plate.

    This may lengthen the distance needed to stop the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What to do

    Ducati will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear brake pads. Brake pads from the affected batch will be replaced, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin September 15, 2018.

    Owners may contact Ducati customer service at 1-888-391-5446.

  18. Country Favor recalls Best Taste brand Snack Ginger Sliced

    The product contains sulfites not declared on the label

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    August 13, 2018

    PhotoCountry Favor of Maspeth, N.Y., is recalling Best Taste brand Snack Ginger Sliced food treats.

    The product contains sulfites not declared on the label.

    No illnesses or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date.

    The product, which comes in a 7-oz., un-coded flexible plastic package, was sold in retail stores nationwide.

    What to do

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

    Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 418-9400.

  19. Polaris recalls model year 2011-2016 GEM electric vehicles

    The lower main frame tube may crack

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    August 13, 2018

    PhotoPolaris Industriesis recalling 1,946 model year 2011-2016 GEM E2, E2L, ELXD and EL electric vehicles.

    The lower main frame tube may crack which can result in failure of the secondary upper cab frame.

    Failure of the upper cab frame can increase the risk of injury or crash.

    What to do

    Polaris will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional frame brace to the lower ame tubes, free of charge.

    The recall is expected to begin in August 2018.

    Owners may contact Polaris customer service at 1-855-743-3436. Polaris' number for this recall is L-18-03fr.

  20. CVS Health 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist recalled

    The product was found to have had microbiological contamination

    By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs
    August 10, 2018

    PhotoProduct Quest Manufacturing is recalling Lot# 173089J of CVS Health 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist, a clear, colorless liquid.

    The product was found to have had microbiological contamination identified as Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

    Repetitive use of a nasal spray containing a gram-negative pathogen can potentially lead to colonization and subsequent infection which can be life threatening in certain consumers, such as those with cystic fibrosis or immuno-compromised.

    The company has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

    The product, used as a nasal decongestant and packaged in a 0.5-fluid ounce bottle that is placed in an individual folding carton, was distributed Nationwide to retail outlets.

    16,896 units were released with UPC code 50428432365 and an expiration date of 09/19. Lot 173089J and EXP 09/19 is coded on the side panel of the carton.

    What to do

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

    Consumers with questions may contact Product Quest Manufacturing at (386) 239-8787, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm (EST).



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