Recent Recalls and Withdrawals from the FDA
Posted in In the news on October 8, 2020
The list below provides information about certain recalls of FDA-regulated products. Food and Beverage Whole cantaloupe, select cut cantaloupe fruit trays and bowls Company name: Meijer Brand name: Kandy Brand, Meijer Brand Recall reason: Salmonella Remedy: Consumers who have purchased this product should throw it away or return the product to the nearest Meijer...
The Latest Product Recalls
Posted in In the news, Product Recall on June 2, 2020
This post covers recent recalls issued by the six federal regulatory agencies participating in recalls.gov. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSD) issued an important recall remedy notice: Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall press releases may not be available at this time. Consumers should check...
Pass & Seymour Recalls Electrical Receptacles
Posted in Product Liability, Product Recall on April 16, 2020
On April 9, 2020, Pass & Seymour recalled commercial-grade electrical receptacles due to a burn hazard. A manufacturing error within the product could lead consumers to improperly force the plug into the receptacle, resulting in overheating and, ultimately, a burn risk. A list of recalled models is available here. The model number is printed...
Recall alert: Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles
Posted in Product Liability, Product Recall on March 2, 2020
Beverageware company Contigo announced another recall of its kids' water bottles. The issue is a detaching spout that poses a choking hazard to children. Contigo has received 427 reports of detached spouts. Twenty-seven spouts were discovered in children's mouths. The recall is for water bottles with a black spout base and black spout cover....
Yankee Candle recalls Luminous Collection candles for laceration hazard
Posted in Accident & Injury on December 21, 2016
[caption id="attachment_4972" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo courtesy of Yankee Candle.[/caption] ‘Tis the season to make sure gifts, given and received, are safe to use. The Yankee Candle Company, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, recently issued a voluntary recall on its line of Luminous Collection candles. The company received an influx of consumer...
5 Things You Need to Know About Hernia Mesh
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on October 7, 2016
Physiomesh®, a surgical mesh commonly used in laparoscopic procedures to repair hernias, was recently withdrawn from the market. The products may be off the market, but anyone who underwent surgery prior to the withdrawal could still be at risk of suffering serious complications and injuries. Here are five things you need to know about the hernia...
GM Recalls another 3.16 Million Vehicles
Posted in Accident & Injury on June 18, 2014
General Motors has announced yet another recall of 3.13 million vehicles with ignition switch problems. The defect can cause engines to shut off, leaving unsuspecting motorists to struggle with a sudden loss of power steering and power brakes, and, in the event of a crash, the air bags may fail to deploy. The defect has...
Vehicle Recalls Abound
Posted in Accident & Injury on April 10, 2014
Recently, General Motors has been the subject of extensive media attention and congressional hearings amid allegations the car manufacturer covered up a dangerous ignition switch defect that has been linked to 31 crashes and 13 deaths. However, GM isn’t the only auto manufacturer experiencing problems. The Motley Fool writes: “Meanwhile, competitors in the automotive...
Death of 2 Children Renews Storage Chest Concerns
Posted in Accident & Injury on March 12, 2014
Officials warn of dangers associated with storage, cedar, hope and toy chests It seems you can’t go more than a few days without hearing about the recall of a car, toy, or other product, and it may be a bit overwhelming. However, here at Elk & Elk, we post news of numerous recalls in...
IKEA Beds Recalled
Posted in Accident & Injury on August 16, 2013
Scandinavian furniture chain IKEA has recalled 40,000 children’s beds. The U.S. Consumer Product Commission and Canadian officials both received reports of breakage and an increased risk of injury. IKEA announced Thursday it is recalling KRITTER and SNIGLAR junior beds because a metal rod may detach, causing partial detachment of the guard rail and exposed...