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H-E-B Recalls Creamy Creations Ice Cream and Sherbet

H-E-B is has announced a recall for certain Creamy Creations ice cream and sherbet flavors due to concerns that the products may contain foreign objects.

About the Creamy Creations Recall

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Creamy Creations ice cream and sherbets packaged in 3-ounce containers have been recalled due to broken metal in the equipment used to process the product. H-E-B issued the recall on these products, which were sold in Texas, on July 18, 2018. However, the products were not sold within the Houston area.

Thus far, there have been no reports of injuries or incidents, and all products have been removed from store shelves.

To remedy the issue, the company urges all customers to refrain from consuming the product, and to return it to the store for a full refund.

Items Included in the H-E-B Creamy Creations Recall

The following products were included in the recall.

UPC
Number
ProductSizeCode Date
4122081930Creamy
Creations
Orange Lime
Sherbet Cup
12CT/3OZ
12CT/3OZ12/09/2018
4122081931Creamy
Creations
Vanilla
Chocolate Cup
12CT/3OZ
12CT/3OZ12/10/2018

 

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Swiss Rolls Under Multiple Brand Names Recalled for Salmonella Concerns

Flowers Foods Inc. has voluntarily recalled Swiss Rolls sold under several brand names due to the possibility of salmonella contamination.

About the Recalled Swiss Rolls

The possibly contaminated Swiss Rolls were sold under the brand names Mr.Freshley’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat, Market Square, and Great Value. These products were distributed nationally.

Swiss Rolls under the brand name Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread were distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

A third-party whey powder manufacturer initiated the recall due to potential salmonella contamination in whey powder, an ingredient in Swiss Rolls. Thus far, no illnesses have been reported due to the Swiss Rolls.

The recommended remedy is to discard the products, or return it to the company for a full refund.

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths in the United States occur due to salmonella every year.

The CDC recommends cooking poultry, ground beef, and eggs completely in order to prevent salmonella poisoning. Make sure to wash hands, utensils, and kitchen surfaces thoroughly while cooking with raw meat. The CDC also recommends washing hands after handling reptiles, and birds.

Swiss Rolls Included in the Recall

BRANDPACKAGE SIZEUPC #BEST BY DATE
Mrs. Freshely’s7.2 oz07225001190710/09/18 through 10/19/18
Mrs. Freshely’s12 oz07225090323310/14/18
Food Lion13 oz03582609277910/16/18
H-E-B12 oz0412202965839/19/18
Baker’s Treat13 oz0414981883829/21/18 through 09/28/18
Market Saquire12 oz087381760556309 8194 B
Great Value13 oz078742147550Sep 17 2018 through Sep 25 2018
Old Fashioned BreadN/A07131600118007/16/18 through 07/28/18

 

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Ford Recalls 550,000 Cars Over Rollaway Risk

Ford has announced a recall of 550,000 vehicles that pose a rollaway hazard.

About the Ford Recall

According to CNET, a bushing responsible for holding the shifter cable in the transmission might detach, causing the transmission to be in a different gear than what the driver intended. For example, the driver may think that they put the car in Park, and this would show on the dashboard, but the car may still be in gear.

Consumers of the affected vehicles are urged to immediately take it to a local dealership, where technicians can replace the shifter cable bushing. Until then, they should use the parking brake when the vehicle is in Park to prevent it from moving unintentionally.

Vehicles Affected by the Ford Recall

The recall includes:

  • 2013-2016 Ford Fusion sedan
  • 2013-2014 Ford Escape SUV

The vehicles’ manufacturer spans three separate facilities: Flat Rock and Louisville in the United States, and Hermosillo in Mexico. The build dates were between June 18, 2013 and August 31, 2015. Approximately 504,000 of these cars are in the U.S., with the remaining vehicles split between Canada and Mexico.

Safety Tips for Avoiding a Rollaway Accident

The following tips can help you avoid rollaway accidents and injuries:

  • When parked downhill: turn your front wheels to the curb or side of the road
  • When parked uphill with a curb: turn your front wheels away from the curb
  • When parked uphill without a curb: turn your front wheels to the right
  • When parked on a flat surface: park within 12 inches of the curb and turn your front wheels toward the side of the road
  • Make sure your gear selector is in Park when you park your vehicle
  • Use the parking brake
  • Turn your engine off before leaving your vehicle
  • Always remember to take your keys out of the ignition
  • Lock all doors when leaving a vehicle out of your sight

Contact an Experienced Vehicle Defect Attorney

Drivers have enough to worry about while traversing the roadways on a daily basis. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a reasonable expectation that the car is going to perform in a matter that would not put the operator’s life in jeopardy. Unfortunately there are hundreds of vehicle recalls each year due to manufacturer defects, from the tires to the ignition switches, that can cause catastrophic injuries and in some cases death. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry.

Our experienced defective vehicle lawyers have handled a multitude of injury claims caused by recalled vehicles. We continue to handle cases involving faulty and dangerous GM ignition switches and Takata airbags. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free legal consultation — our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

Water Pik Recalls Flossing Toothbrushes for Health Hazards

Water Pik, Inc. announces a recall for its Sonic-Fusion®️ flossing toothbrush due to health hazards.

About the Toothbrush Recall

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the charging base for the flossing toothbrush may overheat with localized melting and sparking, potentially causing fire, shock, or burns.

Consumers of the recalled product are urged to immediately stop using it and unplug the unit. Affected units can be returned to Water Pik, Inc. To receive a product return kit, or for additional information, consumers can call 1-800-674-7718 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MDT, Monday through Friday or email at SonicFusion-Return@Waterpik.com.

Models Included in the Recall

The recall is only applicable to Sonic-Fusion®️ products, and all other Waterpik®️ brand toothbrushes and flossing devices are not affected.

The following models are included in the recall:

Name of ProductModelSerial/Lot Numbers
Sonic-Fusion®️SF-01SF01 17 06 01 through SF01 18 06 28
Sonic-Fusion®️SF-02SF02 17 06 01 through SF02 18 06 28

 

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CDC Warning on Kellogg’s Honey Smacks: “Do Not Eat This Cereal”

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday that customers should avoid Honey Smacks as the popular Kellogg’s cereal has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has infected 100 people in 33 states.

About the Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Recall

In June, Kellogg’s said it was investigating the third-party manufacturer that produces Honey Smacks after it was contacted by the FDA and CDC about the illness. CBS News reports the outbreak has now been linked to 100 cases of salmonella poisoning with infected individuals ranging in age from 1- to 87-years-old.The CDC says that regardless of expiration date, the cereal should be thrown away or returned to a retailer for a refund.

The CDC says at least 30 of the people infected in the outbreak have been hospitalized.

Symptoms of Salmonella Poisoning

According to the CDC, most people infected with salmonella develop a fever, cramps or diarrhea within 12 to 72 hours of being exposed to the bacteria.

The illness usually lasts about four to seven days.

Most healthy individuals recover without the need for treatment, although infants, older adults, and people with a weakened immune system are at an increased risk of serious complications, including death.

Contact an Experienced Food Recall Attorney

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Allura Recalls Children’s Sleepwear for Flammability Hazard

About 64,000 units of children’s sleepwear, manufacture by Allura, were recalled on July 12, 2018.

About the Recalled Children’s Sleepwear

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commissions (CPSC), there are two types of sleepwear that have been recalled. One of the products is a pair of pajama pants and has the brand name “Sweet N’ Sassy” printed on the waist label and hand tag. This product is also made of 100% polyester.

The second garment is a long-sleeved onesie with a hood, and front zipper with the brand name “Delia’s Girl” printed on the hand tag and neck label. This garment is made of 95% polyester and 5% spandex. Both garments were sold in children’s sizes 4-6x, and 7-16.

At this time, no incidents have been reported. This being said, the suggested remedy is to cease all use of the product, and contact Allura for a full refund.

Garments Included in the Recall

According to the CPSC, the recall affects the following style numbers:

  • S65300 or S67300
  • S65301 or S67301
  • S65302 or S67302
  • S65303 or S67303
  • 65477 or 67477
  • 65476 or 67476
  • 65475 or 67475

The garments were sold at America’s Kids, Boscov’s, Kids For Less, and similar store around the nation and on Amazon.com, CookiesKids.com, CrazyforBargains.com, Sophiasstyle.com, and others. The garments were sold for between $8 and $13 from September 2017 to April 2017.

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Scuba Diving Regulators Recalled For Drowning Hazard

Huish Outdoors recently announced a recall for approximately 4,500 scuba diving regulators due to a drowning hazard.

About the Scuba Diving Regulator Recall

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Oceanic and Hollis scuba diving regulators run the risk of restricting airflow at low tank pressures, which is any reading below 500 psi, and may pose a drowning hazard to scuba divers. No injuries have currently been reported.

The CPSC urges consumers to immediately stop using the recalled product. Those affected by the recall can contact a local Oceanic or Hollis dealer to receive a repair free of charge.

Description of the Recalled Scuba Diving Regulator

  • The metal regulator attaches to the scuba tank valve and controls the pressure of the air a diver breathes.
  • The serial number is laser etched on the first stage body. Part numbers and UPC numbers are printed on the packaging only.

Regulators with the following part numbers are included:

                                                      

Oceanic CDX First Stage

 

Part NumberDescriptionUPC
40-3770-07ALPHA 10 + CDX, YOKE020545096023
40-3771-07ALPHA 10 + CDX, DIN020545096030
40-3770CDX 1ST STAGE, YOKE020545095538
40-3771CDX 1ST STAGE, DIN020545095545
40-6184KIT, SVC, FDXi/CDX/EDX, 1ST STG020545097075
                                            

Oceanic EDX First Stage

 

Part NumberDescriptionUPC
40-7590-07DELTA 5 + EDX, YOKE, BK020545043713
40-7591-07DELTA 5 + EDX, DIN, BK020545043720
40-7590-24DELTA 5 + EDX, YOKE, WH020545096009
40-7591-24DELTA 5 + EDX, DIN, WH020545096016
40-7590EDX 1ST STAGE, YOKE020545095552
40-7591EDX 1ST STAGE, DIN020545095569
40-6184KIT, SVC, FDXi/CDX/EDX, 1ST STG020545097075
                                            

Oceanic FDX10 First Stage

 

Part NumberDescriptionUPC
40-6185KIT, SVC, FDX10, 1ST STG020545097013
 

                                              

Oceanic FDXi First Stage

 

Part NumberDescriptionUPC
40-8150-07ZEO + FDXi, YOKE, SWIV, BK020545092094
40-8150-24ZEO + FDXi, YOKE, SWIV, WH020545092100
40-8140-07ZEO + FDXi, DIN, SWIV, BK020545087960
40-8140-24ZEO + FDXi, DIN, SWIV, WH020545087977
40-8200-03FDXi 1ST STG, YOKE, BK020545082705
40-8200-05FDXi 1ST STG, DIN, BK020545082729
40-8211-24FDXi 1ST STG, YOKE, WT020545094685
40-8212-24FDXi 1ST STG, DIN, WT020545094692
40-6184KIT, SVC, FDXi/CDX/EDX, 1ST STG020545097075
 

Hollis DC7 First Stage

 

Part NumberDescriptionUPC
240-3500-07-M500SE + DC7 YOKE020545208921
240-3501-07-M500SE + DC7 DIN020545208938
240-1503-07-M150LX + DC7 DIN020545211037
240-1504-07-M150LX + DC7 YOKE020545211044
240-3567DC7 – YOKE020545207054
240-3568DC7 – DIN020545207061
220-9206KIT, SVC, DC7, 1ST STG020545086314
                 

Hollis DC3 First Stage

 

Part NumberDescriptionUPC
240-1000-07-M100LX + DC3 YOKE020545209966
240-1001-07-M100LX + DC3 DIN020545209973
240-3555DC3 – YOKE020545205715
240-3556DC3 – DIN020545205722
220-9214KIT, SVC, DC1/DC2/DC3/DCX, 1ST STG020545216148
 

Hollis DC1 First Stage

 

Part NumberDescriptionUPC
220-9214KIT, SVC, DC1/DC2/DC3/DCX, 1ST STG020545216148
 

Hollis DC2 First Stage

 

Part NumberDescriptionUPC
220-9214KIT, SVC, DC1/DC2/DC3/DCX, 1ST STG020545216148
 

Hollis DCX First Stage

 

Part NumberDescriptionUPC
240-2010-07-M200LX + DCX YOKE020545209928
240-2011-07-M200LX + DCX DIN020545209935
240-3572DCX – YOKE020545210412
240-3573DCX – DIN020545210429
220-9214KIT, SVC, DC1/DC2/DC3/DCX, 1ST STG020545216148

 

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Sandoz and Novartis Recall Prescriptions Drugs, Packaging Fails to Federal Requirements

Prescription medication bottles with multiple pills of various colors

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of about 74,000 units of drug packages because of a failure to meet closure requirements for child safety.

About the Recalled Drugs

Blister packages of prescription drugs manufactured by Sandoz and Novartis have been recalled. These packages contain between three and ten tablets.

There has been one reported incident of a child ingesting haloperidol from a blister package.

The issue can be remedied by immediately storing the blistering packages out of reach of children. Contents can be consumed after placing in secure area.

Drugs Included in the Recall

74,000 units from Novartis and Sandoz have been recalled.

The following units were manufactured with Novartis:

Recalled Novartis Prescription DrugsNDC NumbersTablet StrengthCarton ConfigurationLot NumbersExpiration Date
Zofran ODT®0078-0679-61

0078-0679-19

4 mg30 count: 3 cards with 10 tablets each1657088

 

Dec 2019

 

Zofran ODT®0078-0680-61

0078-0680-19

8 mg30 count: 3 cards with 10 tablets each1641546

 

Oct 2019

 

Entresto® (sacubitril/valsartan)0078-0659-61

0078-0659-35

24 mg/ 26 mg100 count: 10 cards with 10 tablets eachFX000005

FX000004

FX000003

F0010

F0009

F0007

Apr 2020

Apr 2020

Sep 2019

Nov 2018

Aug 2018

Jul 2018

Entresto® (sacubitril/valsartan)0078-0777-61

0078-0777-35

49 mg/ 51 mg100 count: 10 cards with 10 tablets eachFX000001

F0006

F0005

F0004

Dec 2019

Oct 2019

Aug 2019

Oct 2018

Entresto® (sacubitril/valsartan)0078-0696-61

0078-0696-35

97 mg/ 103 mg100 count: 10 cards with 10 tablets eachFX000002

F0007

F0006

F0005

F0004

Mar 2020

Feb 2020

Dec 2019

Dec 2018

Oct 2018

 

The following unites were manufactured with Sandoz:

Recalled Sandoz Prescription DrugsTablet StrengthNDC NumbersCarton Configuration
Azithromycin Tablets250 mg0781-5776-06

0781-5776-69

50 count: 5 cards with 10 tablets each
Donepezil ODT  Tablets5 mg0781-5276-06

0781-5276-64

30 count: 3 cards with 10 tablets each
Donepezil ODT Tablets10 mg0781-5277-06

0781-5277-64

30 count: 3 cards with 10 tablets each
Haloperidol Tablets0.5 mg0781-1391-13100 count: 10 cards with 10 tablets each
Haloperidol Tablets1 mg0781-1392-13100 count: 10 cards with 10 tablets each
Haloperidol Tablets2 mg0781-1393-13100 count: 10 cards with 10 tablets each
Haloperidol Tablets5 mg0781-1396-13100 count: 10 cards with 10 tablets each
Haloperidol Tablets10 mg0781-1397-13100 count: 10 cards with 10 tablets each
Imipramine HCl Tablets25 mg0781-1764-13100 count: 10 cards with 10 tablets each
Imipramine HCl Tablets50 mg0781-1766-13100 count: 10 cards with 10 tablets each
Isosorbide Dinitrate (ISDN) Tablets10 mg0781-1556-13100 count: 10 cards with 10 tablets each
Isosorbide Dinitrate (ISDN) Tablets20 mg0781-1695-13100 count: 10 cards with 10 tablets each
Naratriptan Tablets2.5 mg0781-5527-06

0781-5527-37

9 count: 1 card with 9 tablets
Ondansetron Tablets8 mg0781-1681-333 count: 1 card with 3 tablets
Ondansetron ODT4 mg0781-5238-06

0781-5238-64

30 count: 3 cards with 10 tablets each
Ondansetron ODT8 mg0781-5239-06

0781-5239-64

30 count: 3 cards with 10 tablets each
Ondansetron ODT8 mg0781-5239-06

0781-5239-80

10 count: 1 card with 10 tablets
Perphenazine Tablets2 mg0781-1046-13100 count: 10 cards with 10 tablets each
Perphenazine Tablets4 mg0781-1047-13100 count: 10 cards with 10 tablets each
Perphenazine Tablets8 mg0781-1048-13100 count: 10 cards with 10 tablets each
Risperidone ODT0.5 mg0781-5310-06

0781-5310-08

28 count: 7 cards with 4 tablets each
Risperidone ODT1 mg0781-5311-06

0781-5311-08

28 count: 7 cards with 4 tablets each
Risperidone ODT2 mg0781-5312-06

0781-5312-08

28 count: 7 cards with 4 tablets each
Risperidone ODT3 mg0781-5313-06

0781-5313-08

28 count: 7 cards with 4 tablets each
Risperidone ODT4 mg0781-5314-06

0781-5314-08

28 count: 7 cards with 4 tablets each

Contact an Experienced Liability Attorney

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Amerisun Recalls Snow Blowers For Injury Hazard

Amerisun has recently announced a recall for PowerSmart snow blowers, stating that the pulley bolt may loosen and lock the blower in drive mode.

About the Snow Blower Recall

According to the Consumer Product Safety Committee (CPSC), Amerisun has received 20 reports of loose pulley bolts across the United States and Canada, 8 of which involved the snow blower getting stuck in drive mode. The company has not received any reports of injury due to the faulty bolt.

Consumers that may be affected by this recall are advised to immediately inspect their snow blower for a loose pulley bolt, and instructions to do so can be found at: https://powersmartusa.com/pages/bolt-inspection-instruction-sheet. They can contact Amerisun to receive a free repair kit or for instructions on tightening a loose bolt free of charge.

Description of the Recalled Snow Blowers

The CPSC has released the following information regarding the recall:

  • This recall involves model years 2015 through 2017 Amerisun PowerSmart gas-powered 2 Stage snow blowers.
  • The snow blowers are red and black and have “POWERSMART” printed on the driving controls plastic cover.

Models Included in the Recall

The model number can be found on the PowerSmart sticker located on the metal auger housing just below the chute. The serial number can be found on the bar code sticker below the PowerSmart sticker. The following model and serial numbers are included in the recall:

Model NumberModel Year & Serial Number Range
DB7103-242015: 0011506710302400001 through 0011511710302402205

2016: 0011607710302400001 through 0011610710302402322

DB7103-262015: 0011507710302600001 through 0011509710302600420

2016: 0011607710302600001 through 0011609710302300861

DB7651-242015: 0011505765102400001 through 0011510765102413200

2016: 0011605765102400001 through 0011607765102408844

2017: 0011706710802400001 through 0011709710802403286

DB7659H-222016:0011607765912200001 through 0011611765912206552

2017: 0011707765912200001 through 0011709765912202964

DB7659-222015: 0011505765902000001 through 0011511765902206909

2017: 0011708765902200001 through 0011709765902203432

DB7103PA-262015: 215071032600001 through 215071032600210

2016: 0011607710322600001 through 0011607710322600246

DB7103PA-282015: 0011507710302280001 through 0011507710302280210

2016: 0011607710302280001 through 0011607710302280117

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More Than 200 Sickened by Parasite in Del Monte Recall

An outbreak of cyclosporiasis has sickened 212 people since May, resulting in seven hospitalizations. The outbreak is linked to Del Monte vegetable trays with fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots and dill dip.

Details of the Del Monte Vegetable Tray Recall

According to a report, the recall involves 6-,12- and 28-ounce Del Monte vegetable trays in clear, plastic clamshell packaging. The recall was issued on June 15 due to concerns of cyclosporiasis contamination.

Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal infection caused by the cyclospora parasite. Patients become infected by consuming food or water contaminated with the parasite. Federal, state and local health officials are working to identify which food item on the trays is the culprit and the source of the contamination.

Symptoms of cyclospora include diarrhea and frequent, sometimes explosive bowel movements, according to the CDC. Those who are infected may also experience loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps or pain, nausea, gas and fatigue. Vomiting, headache, fever, body aches and flu-like symptoms can also occur.

The illness can last from a few days to a few months and patients may feel better but then get worse again. Patients can be treated with antibiotics.

Affected trays have a “Best if used by” date of June 17, 2018 and were sold at Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond’s, Sentry, Potash, Meehan’s, Country Market, FoodMax Supermarket, and Peapod stores in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin have all reported illnesses.

Significant Warnings Issued in Texas

Seperately, Texas health officials are investigating 56 reported cases of cyclospora infection since the beginning of May.

“DSHS [Department of State Health Services] is working with local health departments around the state and health departments in other states seeing an outbreak to gather information about the cases and determine whether there is a common source for the infections,” the agency said in a statement.

Health care providers have been asked to test any patients with diarrhea that lasts more than a few days or those patients with diarrhea who are also experiencing fatigue and loss of appetite.

“Health care providers should promptly report cases so that public health can investigate them and attempt to determine the source in order to head off future cases,” the agency said and requested that individuals with symptoms should seek medical attention.

Ways to Avoid Cyclospora

  1. Cyclospora typically increases during warm summer months.
  2. “Avoiding food or water that may have been contaminated with feces is the best way to prevent cyclosporiasis,” the CDC advises consumers.
  3. With that in mind, the agency recommends washing hands, counter tops, dishes and kitchen utensils with hot soap and water.
  4. Washing fruits and vegetables under running water before eating and cooking them is also recommended, as is using a brush. While it may be difficult to wash off the microscopic parasite, the heat from cooking does kill it.

Contact an Experienced Food Recall Attorney

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