Recall Roundup: September 2, 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:
Kid’s Bike Helmets Recalled
On September 1, 2021, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of children’s bicycle helmets. Approximately 860 bike helmets are involved in the recall. They were manufactured by Dongguan Flying Sports Goods Co. Ltd., of China and imported by SKE Outdoors Inc., of Katy, Texas. According to the CPSC announcement, the recall was initiated because “the bicycle helmets do not comply with the U.S. CPSC federal safety standard for bicycle helmets, posing a risk of head injury.” The notice says this recall involves TurboSke Kids Toddler bike helmets. The helmets were sold in various colors, including purple, orange, lime green, magenta pink, mint blue, and black. “TurboSke” is printed on the front and back of the helmet. Model FX010 is printed on a label on the inside of the helmet. The notice states that only size small helmets are included in this recall. More information and photos of the recalled helmets can be found on the CPSC website.
Dog Food Recalled
Another dog food has been recalled, this time for potential salmonella and listeria contamination. On August 26, 2021, Top Quality Dog Food of Hyattsville, MD announced a recall involving their “Beef HVM” 1-pound packages marked with lot #071521 on the bottom right corner of the label. According to the recall announcement posted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), no illnesses have been reported. In the recall announcement, Top Quality Dog Food states, “We have already contacted those who have received this lot number based on our records. We encourage all customers who received this product to dispose of any unused product immediately.” The recalled “Beef HVM” was sold in MD, VA, DC, DE, MA, PA, CT, and SC. The product was distributed through mail order and direct delivery from July 27, 2021 to August 2, 2021. More information can be found on the FDA website.