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 LLP.
Last week, Tesla, Inc. of Palo Alto, CA submitted documents to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding a recall of nearly 6,000 2019-2021 Model 3 and 2020-2021 Model Y electric vehicles. According to the notice, the recall was initiated because the brake caliper bolts “may be loose, allowing the brake caliper to separate and contact the wheel rim. Contact with the rim may cause a loss of tire pressure, increasing the risk of a crash.” More information about the recall can be found here.
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) posted a recall notice on May 29, 2021 involving enoki mushrooms. This variety of mushroom is white with a long, thin stem and a small cap. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the mushrooms may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious or potentially deadly illness. The mushrooms were grown in Korea and distributed by Concord Farms of Vernon, CA to consumers via produce distributors. The recall notice says that so far, no illnesses have been reported. The UPC barcode for the impacted products is 049995041049.
On June 2, 2021, the FDA announced that Banner Smoked Fish, Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is voluntarily recalling all of its smoked fish products (including salmon, lox, and others). The recall was initiated after routine FDA inspection found that “products were found to be processed under unsanitary conditions” and may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled smoked fish was distributed to retailers in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania, California, Florida, Nebraska, Arizona, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, Nevada, Oregon, Wisconsin, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. A full list of products involved in the recall can be found here.