We cannot stress enough how important it is to pay attention to any product or food recalls coming from manufacturers and producers. Unfortunately, many of the products that are recalled can cause serious harm to you and/or your family through injury, sickness, or even death. Here are 10 product and food recalls from August 2017 that you should pay attention to, and make sure you stop using or return defective items you may have purchased.
Product Recalls from August 2017:
- NVIDIA European plug heads for NVIDIA SHIELD power adaptors. These plug heads can break exposing the metal prongs, which pose an electric shock hazard. If you’ve purchased these power adaptors between October 2015-June 2017, stop using them and contact NVIDIA for a replacement. 800-797-6530.
- Richie House Children’s Robes by Belle Investment. These robes fail to meet the federal flammability standards for sleepwear and may cause burns. If you purchased one of these robes off of Amazon.com between December 2015-March 2007, take the recalled item away from children and contact Richie House for a full refund. 844-742-1303.
- Espresco Foods Fully Cooked Chicken Skewer Items. The Espresco Grilled Garlic & Herb Chicken Skewers and the West End Cuisine Grilled Mediterranean Style Chicken Skewers, Hand-Made with Chicken Breast, may contain Listeria monocytogenes. If you purchased either of these brands, do not consume the product. Throw them away or return them to the retail outlet where you purchased them.
- Nutrilife One-Gallon Bottles of Hydrogen Peroxide. The bottle caps on these containers do not vent properly and can allow pressure to build up inside the bottle. This may cause a rupture that could result in a fire or burn hazards. If you purchased this item from a plant food or hydroponic store from November 2016 to July 2017, stop using it immediately, and contact Nutrilife for safe handling instructions and a full refund.
- FedEx Supply Chain Cellphone Batteries for Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The phones with the defective batteries were sold through AT&T’s insurance program from December 2016 to April 2017. The batteries can overheat and cause a fire. If you received one of these phones, stop using the battery and power down the phone. FedEx Supply Chain will be contacting consumers with instructions.
- BRIO Soft Hammer Rattles. The wooden rings on these rattles can crack, posing a choking hazard. If you purchased this item for your child from March 2015-June 2017, stop using it and contact BRIO for a full refund or replacement item. 800-886-1236.
- Kawasaki All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). The fuel cap can leak posing a fire hazard. Thee ATVs were sold from October 2011 to May 2017. If you purchased one, please contact Kawasaki for a repair. 866-802-9381.
- Mixbin Electronics iPhone Case with Liquid Glitter. The liquid glitter can leak out of the case causing skin irritation and burns. These cases for iPhones 6, 6s, and 7 were sold at multiple retailers such as Amazon.com, Nordstrom Rack, and Victoria’s Secret from October 2015-June 2017. If you purchased one, contact Mixbin Electronics for a full refund. 855-215-4935.
- Sweet Bamboo Children’s Two-Piece Woven Pajama Set. These pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standards for kids’ sleepwear posing a risk of burn to children. If you purchased a set from February 2016 to May 2017, contact Sweet Bamboo for a full refund. 888-408-2822.
- Polaris GENERAL Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs). The model-year 2017 GENERAL Base and Hunter off-road vehicles post inconsistent tire pressure information that can cause improperly inflated tires, which can be a crash hazard. If you purchased one of these vehicles, stop using it and contact Polaris for a repair kit. 800-765-2747.
If you have been injured or suffered illness due to a defective product, it’s important that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney. Your attorney may be able to help you recover financially from your injuries.
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Recall List. (n.d.). Retrieved August 25, 2017, from https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls
Food Recalls. (n.d.). Retrieved August 25, 2017, from http://www.foodsafetynews.com/sections/food-recalls/#.WZ8ILZOGNPP