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Salmonella From Live Baby Chicks: Two Dead

A recent Salmonella outbreak has been linked to contact with live baby chicks sold by Mt. Hatchery of Cincinnati, OH, according to a report by the Food Safety News.

A total of 163 infected persons with strains of Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Newport, and Salmonella Lille were reported earlier this week, jumping from 144 just last month. The epidemic has been reported in 26 states nationwide, including two from Texas. Symptoms of Salmonella include fever, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, headache and body aches.

CDC Reports Figures of the Outbreak

  • According to a segment by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the individuals reported illnesses from March 1 through July 31 of 2012.
  • The infected range in ages from one to 100.
  • Over half were women and 34% were under 10 years of age.
  • About 33% of the total infected have been hospitalized.
  • Two deaths have occurred, one in New York and one in Maryland. It is unclear in both cases if the fault was entirely due to Salmonella.

FSN Links Illnesses to Live Baby Chicks

In a report by the Food Safety News, the illnesses have been linked to contact with live baby chicks sold by Mt. Hatchery of Cincinnati. Mt. Healthy Hatchery is the same company linked to the illnesses from Salmonella Altona and Salmonella Johannesburg in 2011, both of which infected 96 people. Veterinarians from the Ohio Department of Health visited the hatchery in May 2012 and prepared endorsements for safety enhancement.

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Flammable Children’s Pajamas Recalled

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in cooperation with My Clothes, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of flammable children’s pajamas.

About the Children’s Pajamas Recall

This recall, which started August 7, 2012, concerns approximately 1,100 potentially affected units. The problem with these particular children’s pajamas is that they do not meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children.

Return Pajamas for a Refund

Parents should ensure that their children stop wearing the pajamas immediately, and return them to the local retailer where they were purchased for a full refund, exchange or store credit.

Description of the Recalled Children’s Pajamas
  • This product was sold nationwide at children’s boutiques, specialty retailers, and online from August 2011 through December 2011 for between $35 and $45.
  • Two types of pajamas are being recalled: a long-sleeved nightgown and a set consisting of a long-sleeved shirt and long pants.
    • The long-sleeved nightgown, Style 14, is cotton knit with multi-colored polka dots. The sleeves and hem are ruffled.
    • The shirt and pants set, Style 15 or Style 314RG, is cotton with a red and white gingham print pattern and white piping on the collar, sleeves and pant legs.
  • The style number and the words “PJs by My Clothes” are printed on tags sewn into the center back of the gown, the neck of the shirt and the rear waistband of the pants.
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Buona Vita Recalls Meat for Listeria Risk

Buona Vita, Inc. is recalling 72,510 lbs. of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products because of possible listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The Contaminated Meat Recall

According to the USDA’s FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service), the frozen, ready-to-eat meat includes products such as Silver Lake, Buon Gusto, Mamma Cacciatore, Pisa Brand, Buono Vita’s, and Sapore Italiano. See USDA’s FSIS source page for an extensive list of possibly contaminated products. A third party discovered the problem through microbiological testing. The FSIS and the third party have not received any reports of incidents or injuries from this contamination so far.

About Listeria (Listeriosis)

Listeria primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of listeriosis include fever, muscle aches, sometimes preceded by diarrhea, or other gastrointestinal symptoms. Symptoms, however, differ with the person.

  • Pregnant women: Pregnant women typically experience only a mild, flu-like illness. However, infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn.
  • Persons other than pregnant women: Symptoms, in addition to fever and muscle aches, can include headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions.
Treatment

Antibiotics are used to treat listeriosis. You should contact your physician if you have flu-like symptoms within two months of eating contaminated foods.

Prevention: People at Risk for Listeriosis

Wash hands thoroughly before and after handling raw meat and poultry products. Also, wash anything that has touched raw meat and poultry products thoroughly.

  • Do not eat hot dogs, bologna, or other luncheon and deli meats that have not been reheated until steaming hot.
  • Do not eat refrigerated paté, meat spreads from a meat counter or smoked seafood found in the refrigerated section of the store.
  • Do not drink raw (unpasteurized) milk and do not eat foods that have unpasteurized milk in them.
  • Do not eat soft cheeses unless made with pasteurized milk.
  • Canned foods that do not require refrigeration are okay to eat.

Use precooked or ready-to-eat food as soon as you can, because Listeria can grow in your refrigerator. Your refrigerator should be below 40° F, and your freezer should be below 0° F. (Use an appliance thermometer to check the temperature of your refrigerator.)

Description of Recalled Meat
  • All of the products were produced on June 26, 2012.
  • The packages bear the establishment number “P-954” or “Est. 954” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and case code, “1782.”
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Isuzus Recalled – Rust Risk on Rear Suspension

More than 11,000 Isuzus are being recalled due to rust on the rear suspension – causing it to potentially break off of the frame.

About the Isuzu Recall

According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), drivers of 1998-2001 Isuzu Amigos and 2001 and 2002 Isuzu Rodeo Sports are at risk because of corrosion on the rear suspension. Corrosion on the rear suspension can weaken the suspension, and cause it to become detached from the frame. This problem can affect the vehicle’s handling, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedies for Recalled Isuzus

Isuzu recommends that the consumer take the vehicle into the dealer for an inspection. If there is no corrosion, then the area will be treated with an anti-corrosive compound. However, if there is corrosion that has damaged the rear suspension lower link bracket and affected its connection to the vehicle frame, a reinforcement bracket will be installed.  In the rare situation that the corrosion has caused so much damage that a reinforcement bracket would be inadequate, Isuzu will offer to purchase the vehicle for the Kelley Blue Book “Private Party” price.

Description of Recalled Isuzus
  • The recalled Isuzu models are the 1998-2001 Isuzu Amigo and the 2001-2002 Isuzu Rodeo Sport.
  • Affected area on vehicle: Rear suspension.
  • NHSTA (National Traffic Highway Traffic Safety Administration) campaign ID #: 12V306000.
  • Affected states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Kentucky.
    • Note: Affected states are such because they use salt to clear their roads, and salt causes metal to rust.
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Del-Nat Tires Recall- Contaminated Rubber

Del-Nat Tire Corporation is recalling nearly 500 tires due to contaminated rubber which could cause tread separation and increased risk of a crash.

Contamination Could Cause Tread Separation

Del-Nat is recalling Delta A/S Sierradial and National A/S Commando tires due to a manufacturing error. These tires may contain contaminated rubber used in the tread compound which could lead to tire separation. According to the recall release, if tire separation occurs then the vehicle is in motion, the driver could lose control and crash.

Details of the Del-Nat Tire Recall

  • This recall involves De-Nat Delta A/S Sierradial and National A/S Commando tires (size 265/70R17).
  • The recall began on June 27, 2012.
  • Del-Nat is notifying owners and replace the tires free of charge (mounting and balancing included.)
  • Owners may contact Del-Nat at 1-901-775-5002 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
  • Del-Nat’s recall campaign number is DN-12-0618
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Air Movers Recalled for Fire Hazard

Servpro, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recalling about 24,000 Notus air movers/blowers due to a fire hazard.

Four Overheating Incidents Reported

The air mover, manufactured by EDIC, is being recalled because the internal electrical capacitor can fail and overheat which can lead to a fire hazard. According to the recall notice, there have been four incidents of overheating reported, with three causing property damage. One incident caused a fire at a San Diego home that caused around $475,000 in damage. Users should immediately stop using the air mover and contact Servpro for a free repair kit.

Recall Information for Owners

  • Commercial air movers/blowers are used to dry flooring, walls, and furniture.
  • The recalled air movers sit inside an 18” by 18” green plastic housing and have a 25’ yellow electrical cord.
  • The air movers were sold at Servpro franchises nationwide from April 2004 through August 2010 for $200 to $230.
  • For more information, consumers may contact Carey Cooper at Servpro at 800-543-5362 or email the firm at AirMoverRecall@Klinedinstlaw.com.
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School Buses Recalled for Brake Problems

Blue Bird Body Company recently recalled several of their school buses due to the brake valve plunger fracturing during brake application. The condition could result in reduced breaking ability and could lead loss of vehicle control.

Blue Bird All American School Bus Recall

According to official recall release, the brake valve plunger on certain Blue Bird school buses may fracture during the brake application, reducing the brake pedal angle and travel. This may limit the driver’s ability to deliver full pressure from the foot brake valve. Also, the brake plunger could be lodged and not allow the release of the service brakes. These two conditions can cause reduced braking ability and increase the risk of crashing.

Important Information about the School Bus Recall

  • This recall involves 2013 Blue Bird All American school buses.
  • All affected buses were sold through a Blue Bird dealer, A – Z Bus Sales.
  • Blue Bird will notify all owners and A – Z Bus Sales will replace all thirteen treadle valves free of charge.
  • This safety recall is scheduled to begin on or about June 29, 2012.
  • Anyone with concerns may contact Blue Bird at 1-478-822-2242.
  • Blue Bird’s Recall Campaign Number is: R12VF.
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Cooper Recalls 10,000 Tires- Tread Separation

Cooper Tire and Rubber Company is recalling several of its tire models due to tire rubber contamination which could cause tread separation. The tread is the patterned part of the tire that makes contact with the road- tread separation increases the risk of a crash. The recall includes Cooper Discoverer and Mastercraft Courser tires, as well as tires sold under the Delta, National, Pep Boys Definity brand, and TCB/Sigma Stampede brands.

List of Recalled Cooper Tires

  • Cooper Discoverer H/T / LT235/85r16
  • Cooper Mastercraft Courser HTR / Lt235/85r16
  • Cooper Discoverer H/T / P265/70r17
  • Cooper Discoverer LSX / 265/70r17
  • Del-Nat Delta A/S Sierradial / 265/70r17
  • Del-Nat National A/S Commando / 265/70r17
  • Pep Boys Definity Dakota H/T / P265/70r17
  • TBC Sigma Stampede Radail Suv / P265/70r17

Important Information for Consumers

  • This recall involves 10,236 tires manufactured at Cooper’s Texarkana, Arkansas plant.
  • Cooper will notify its owners and dealers will replace the tires free of charge.
  • Customers can contact the Cooper Tire and Rubber Company Consumer Relations Department at 1-800-854-6288. Recall #:156
  • Customers may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
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Child Danger Alert- Tide Detergent Pods

Proctor and Gamble is changing the lids on their Tide Pods single dose laundry detergent packages after several reports of children becoming ill as a result of ingesting the colorful detergent packages.

“Poison centers are reporting a recent uptick in calls about exposures of children to laundry detergents packaged in small, single-dose packets. Some young children and toddlers who swallow these small packets have become very ill and have required hospitalization,” American Association of Poison Control Centers.

The Dangers of Single Dose Detergent Pods

Tide Pods, which hit the market this year, deliver a laundry-load dose of detergent in one packet. They come in a fishbowl-like container, and reportedly resemble candy to some young children. Several news outlets are reporting that Proctor and Gamble, the manufacturers of Tide Pods, have decided to put a double latch on the lids of Tide Pods containers to keep children from opening the containers and ingesting the packets inside.

Child Poisoning Incidents

The following single dose laundry detergent poisoning incidents were reported to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

  • Ten minutes after a 20-month-old swallowed a laundry detergent packet, the child developed profuse vomiting, wheezing and gasping and then became unresponsive to even painful stimuli.
  • A 15-month-old who bit into a pack and swallowed a mouthful had profuse vomiting and, after arrival at a hospital, had to be put on a ventilator for airway protection.
  • A 17-month-old bit into a packet and then rapidly developed drowsiness, vomited, breathed the product into the lungs, and had to be put on a ventilator.
Additional Information for Parents
  • Tide pods are single dose packages of detergent; they are blue, orange and white.
  • Large tide pods are packaged in a clear fish bowl-like container, while traditional tide pods are packaged in resalable bags.
  • Individuals most at risk for detergent poisoning are children. Parents/Caregivers should make it harder for children to reach washing detergents by placing them high up and out of reach.
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2013 Chevrolet Malibu Recall- Airbag Issues

General Motors is recalling 4,304 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured from October 24, 2011 through March 31, 2012 due to various airbag issues which could increase the chance of personal injury in an auto accident.

About the Chevrolet Malibu Recall

General Motors is recalling certain 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles due to an electrical system issue, more specifically a software issue, which could cause the airbags not to deploy.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) could reset itself after a hard breaking event occurs. If this occurs during a strong turn and a potential vehicle rollover event is sensed then the roof rail airbag could deploy unintentionally. Additionally, the airbags and/or seatbelt pretensioners may not deploy during a severe crash. These consequences could increase the risk of personal injury.

Information for Chevy Malibu Owners

  • General Motors will notify the affected owners and dealers will replace the SDM free of charge.
  • This safety recall is expected to begin on June 1, 2012.
  • General Motor’s safety recall campaign number is 12102.
  • Affected owners may contact the NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go online at http://www.safercar.gov.
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