Recall Roundup: April 29, 2021
As a consumer, you have the right to know about any defects or problems with the products you buy. When food, medicine, or consumer products are found to be contaminated, hazardous, or otherwise unsafe, they may be subject to a recall. ASK LLP keeps you up to date on the latest news about the safety and efficacy of common items we use every day. Check back often to stay informed on the most recent recalls and subscribe to our blog to get updates sent right to your inbox. If you have been injured by a recalled product, reach out to ASK LAW LLP.
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Current recalls we’re watching:
Gummy Vitamin Recall
On April 20, 2021, Church & Dwight Co., Inc. voluntarily recalled select Vitafusion gummy vitamin products after two consumer reports “identified the possible presence of a metallic mesh material” in products manufactured between October 29, 2020 – November 3, 2020. The FDA’s safety communication says products involved in this recall were distributed to retailers from November 13, 2020 – April 9, 2021. Customers may still have the products at home.
Cordis Precise PRO Carotid Implant
Have you recently had a stent implanted? The FDA has issued a Class I Recall Notice, the most serious type of recall, for Cordis Corporation’s Precise PRO Rx US Carotid System. According to the notice, the Precise PRO is being recalled due to “risk of separation of the atraumatic distal tip of the sheathed delivery system in patients. If the device separates during use, this may cause serious adverse events such as removal of the separated tip from the carotid artery, embolization distally, or stroke.” So far, 7 complaints have been reported, including 5 reports of injuries. A full list of affected product and lot numbers can be found here.
S&W Organic Beans
On April 22, the FDA posted a safety communication regarding a voluntary recall of “a limited quantity” of organic beans produced by Faribault Foods, Inc. The products involved in the recall were sold under the brands S&W and O Organic. The recall was initiated after the manufacturer identified a possible defect that compromises the hermetic seal on the cans. According to the company announcement, “compromised hermetic seal may affect can integrity and may cause the cans to leak, bloat or allow bacteria to grow inside the product which could lead to serious illness.” These products were distributed nationwide. A list of lot numbers and distribution dates can be found here.
Plainville Ground Turkey
ASK LLP is investigating claims involving Plainville ground turkey and its connection to a Salmonella outbreak. Plainville Brands, LLC has not issued a recall, but according to the CDC, there have been several reports of severe illness and hospitalizations. Customers may still have the ground turkey in their freezers. If you became ill after eating ground turkey, click here to contact us.