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Recall Roundup: May 20, 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, you can reach out to ASK LLP for a free case evaluation.

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Current Recalls We’re Watching:

Update: Bean Recall Extended
This week, Faribault Foods, Inc of MN announced that a recall involving black beans and chili beans has been expanded to include additional products. Faribault Foods previously recalled canned beans in April after customers complained about a defect affecting the hermetic seal on the cans. An updated list of affected products is on the FDA recall notice. The recalled beans were distributed in California, Washington, Utah, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, Alaska, Hawaii, Texas, Georgia, and Idaho.

IKEA Bowls, Plates, and Mugs
On May 19, 2021, Ikea and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of nearly 150,000 HEROISK and TALRIKA style plates, bowls, and mugs. According to the notice, the flatware and mugs “can become brittle and break, causing hot food or liquid to leak out, posing a burn hazard.” Consumers are advised to stop using the plates, bowls, and mugs immediately. The products included in the recall were sold between August 2019 – May 2021. A list of affected products and photos can be found on the CPSC website.

Hand Sanitizer
On May 17, 2021, the FDA announced that a previous recall of hand sanitizer produced and distributed by Sanit Technologies LLC (d/b/a Durisan) has been expanded to include additional products. According to the company announcement, the recall was initiated because the hand sanitizer “became contaminated with a common municipal water supply borne bacteria, Burkholderia contaminans.” While Burkholderia contaminans is generally considered to be of low virulence, reactions or possible infections could occur in users with a hand wound or scrape because the bacteria could enter the bloodstream. The risk is higher for those with compromised immune systems. A full list of Durisan’s recalled hand sanitizer products can be found in the FDA recall notice.