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Latest Recalls: Arsenic, E. Coli, Salmonella Risks; Leaf Blowers Spit Shrapnel; More
Latest Recalls: Arsenic, E. Coli, Salmonella Risks; Leaf Blowers Spit Shrapnel; More
Latest Recalls: Arsenic, E. Coli, Salmonella Risks; Leaf Blowers Spit Shrapnel; More

Published on: 05/12/2024

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the U.S. Food & Drug Adminisration keep a running list of recalled products that may be unsafe or pose health risks.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the U.S. Food & Drug Adminisration keep a running list of recalled products that may be unsafe or pose health risks. (Shutterstock)

ACROSS AMERICA — Apple juice that may contain arsenic, hair rollers that exceed federal lead standards and leaf blowers that spit out internal pieces and may injure users and bystanders are among the products that have recently been recalled by their manufacturers.

Below is a roundup of the recent major recalls from manufacturers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

25,000 Cases Of Apple Juice Recalled Due To Elevated Arsenic Levels

Nearly 25,000 cases of apple juice have been recalled because high arsenic levels were found during testing.

S. Martinelli & Company is recalling its Gold Medal Apple Juice because of elevated levels of inorganic arsenic, according to a recall notice. The recalled products, which were sold in one-liter glass bottles, tested above the guidance action level for inorganic arsenic in apple juice set by the FDA, the company said. The recalled products have best-by dates of March 9 and 10, 2026.

A full list of the recalled batch numbers can be found on the Food Safety News website.

Palmer Candy is recalling several “white-coated confectionary items” sold in 17 states due to a potential salmonella risk.

The Sioux City, Iowa-based candy maker said it was notified of the potential risk for salmonella by the supplier of the liquid coating on the candies, according to a notice from the Food and Drug Administration.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with the products, which were distributed nationwide to Walmart, HyVee, Target and Dollar General, store, and to distributors in Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

More information is found on the Food & Drug Administration website.

Ground Beef Sold At Walmart Recalled Over E. Coli Concerns

A Pennsylvania-based company has recalled more than 16,000 pounds of ground beef products shipped to Walmart locations nationwide due to concerns the meat may be contaminated with E.coli, the Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced.

The agency said it is concerned that some of the recalled products may be in consumers' refrigerators or freezers.
“Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” the agency said in its announcement.

The raw ground beef items were produced by Cargill Meat Solutions on April 26 and 27.

Information about products subject to the recall can be found on the Food Safety Inspection Service website.

Foam Hair Rollers Exceed Federal Lead Standards

Creativity Street Foam Pattern Rollers for children contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban in the rollers’ handles, the company said in a recall notice by the manufacturer, Dixon Ticonderoga. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause myriad adverse health effects.

About 2,800 packages of the roller, sold in four assorted patterns with yellow green, blue and red handles, are involved in the notice.

People who bought them should stop using them and make sure they’re not accessible to children. All known purchasers are being contacted directly by the manufacturer or the retailer that sold them. More information is found on the Consumer Protection Service website.

Leaf Blowers, Leaf Blowers Recalled Due To Laceration Hazard

DR Power Equipment has recalled about 57,200 leaf blowers and leaf vacuums because pieces inside the equipment can become loose and be ejected, posing a laceration hazard to users and bystanders. The manufacturer has received 22 reports of pieces being ejected, but no injuries.

Consumers should immediately stop using the equipment and contact DR Power for a free dealer-installed repair kit.

More information on the specific items that have been recalled is found on the Consumer Products Safety Commission website.

Children’s Nightgowns Recalled Due to Burn Hazard

About 14,000 of children’s nightgowns, sold exclusively by Zeego Home and Amazon, have been recalled because they violate the flammability standards for children’s sleepwear and pose a risk of burn injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled nightgowns away from children, stop using them, and contact Zegoo Home to receive a full refund. Consumers should destroy the garments by cutting them in half and disposing of them by local and state recycling laws, and send an image of the destroyed or disposed-of garment to [email protected]. Zegoo Home is contacting all known purchasers directly. More information is found on the Consumer Products Safety Commission website.

Recall of Children’s Robes Posing Fire Hazard Expanded; Sold Exclusively By Amazon

The recall of robes imported by SIORO and sold exclusively by Amazon has been expanded to include another 5,000 robes that exceed federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear and may pose a risk of burn injuries. About 950 of the robes were recalled in June.

Consumers should take the robes away from children, stop using them immediately and contact SIORO for a full refund. To obtain that, destroy the garments by cutting them in half, and send a photo of the destroyed garment to [email protected]. Upon receipt of the photo, SIORO will refund consumers the purchase price.

The destroyed garments should be disposed of in accordance with local and state recycling laws. More information is found on the Consumer Products Commission website.

Igloo Products Recalls Youth Sipper Bottles Due to Choking Hazard

The silicon spout on Igloo Youth Sipper Bottles can detach, posing a choking hazard for children, Igloo Products said in the recall of about 31,500 of the bottles. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled bottles away from children, stop using them, and contact Igloo to receive a replacement bottle or refund. Consumers should remove the silicone spout and cut it into two separate pieces down the center, then send photo of the spout in two separate pieces and submit it to [email protected] to receive a refund in the form of a $15 online store credit, a $15 gift card to be mailed to consumers, or a replacement bottle. More information is found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

Spin Swivel Chairs That Pose Falling Hazard Recalled

Spin Swivel Chairs sold exclusively online at article.com from July 2021 through June 2023 for about $700 have been recalled after the company received about 190 reports that the chair’s base had broken. No injuries were reported. The chairs with gold-colored stainless steel legs were sold in ivory, gray, orange and blue upholstery and measure about 32 ½ inches tall, 32 inches deep and 30 ½ inches wide.

Customers should immediately stop using them and contact Article about a free replacement base and installation instructions. The company is contacting all known buyers directly. More information is found on the Consumer Products Safety Commission website.

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