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Recalls: Toxic Edibles Sicken 48 In 24 States; 500,000 Ford Trucks Can Abruptly Downshift
Recalls: Toxic Edibles Sicken 48 In 24 States; 500,000 Ford Trucks Can Abruptly Downshift
Recalls: Toxic Edibles Sicken 48 In 24 States; 500,000 Ford Trucks Can Abruptly Downshift

Published on: 07/08/2024

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Prophet Premium Blends has halted its Diamond Shruumz line because it contains high levels of a toxin found in certain mushrooms. The products are linked to 48 illnesses in 24 states and possibly one death, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Prophet Premium Blends has halted its Diamond Shruumz line because it contains high levels of a toxin found in certain mushrooms. The products are linked to 48 illnesses in 24 states and possibly one death, according to the Food and Drug Administration. (Shutterstock)

ACROSS AMERICA — Diamond Shruumz edible gummies and other products linked to dozens of illnesses in multiple states, including possibly one death, are among recent product recalls.

Also among recent recalls are nearly 1 million Hatch Baby sound machine adapters; about half a million Ford pickups that suddenly downshift to first gar, no matter the speed the vehicle is traveling; and foods for dogs, cats and hedgehogs after harmful bacteria were found in test samples.

This roundup was compiled from reports from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The FDA said in a recall notice that as of July 1, 48 people in 24 states have been sickened after eating the recalled Santa Ana, California-based Prophet Premium Blends products: Diamond Shruumz cones, chocolate bars and gummies, both micro- and mega/extreme-dose.

The agency said it is investigating one possible death associated with the use of the products, which the company said contain muscimol, a chemical found in mushrooms of the genus aminata.

Of the 48 people reporting illnesses, 27 required hospitalization for symptoms that can include seizures, agitation, involuntary muscle contractions, loss of consciousness, confusion, sleepiness, nausea and vomiting, abnormal heart rates, and hyper/hypotension.

The company said in the recall notice it was recalling the products because they contain toxic levels of muscimol, a chemical found in certain mushrooms.

"Muscimol could be a potential cause of symptoms consistent with those observed in persons who became ill after eating Diamond Shruumz products," according to the company.

As of July 1, illnesses have been reported in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota and Tennessee, the FDA said.

The FDA previously warned consumers against eating any Diamond Shruumz microdosing chocolate bars after some patients had to be intubated after eating them.

The company is no longer producing or distributing the Diamond Shruumz product line as the investigation continues. People who have already bought them should stop using them and contact the company at 209-314-0881 or email at [email protected] with their order number to initiate the refund.

In all, 22 products have been recalled. They were sold nationwide through retail store and mail orders. Go here for a complete list of recalled Diamond Shruumz edibles.

Baby Sound Machines Pose Shock Hazard

Hatch Baby Inc. has recalled nearly 1 million power adapters for its Rest 1st Generation sound machines because the plastic housing surrounding the AC power adapter can come off when removing the adapter from the power adapter, leaving the prongs exposed and posing a shock hazard.

The products were sold online at Hatch.co and Amazon.com, as well as BuyBuyBaby, Target, Walmart, Nordstrom, Pottery Barn Kids and BestBuy stores nationwide from January 2019 through September 2022 for between $60 and $70. Amazon continued to sell the products for between $60 and $200 through May of this year.

The company said it has received 19 reports of the plastic housing coming off, including two reports from consumers who experienced a minor electrical shock. People who bought the items may receive a free replacement by calling Hatch Baby at 888-918-4614 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, by email at [email protected], or online at www.hatch.co/adapterrecall or www.hatch.co. Consumers should unplug the cord, cut the cord on the recalled power adapter, take a photo of the adapter showing the model number and the cut cord, upload the photo, and provide their name and mailing address at www.hatch.co/adapterrecall. Hatch is contacting all registered owners directly.

500,000 Ford F-150 Pickups Recalled After Reports They Abruptly Downshift

Ford is recalling more than 500000 Ford F-150 trucks whose transmissions can suddenly downshift, no matter how fast the truck is going, according to a notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recalled trucks are from the 2014 model year. Ford’s F-Series pickups are top-selling vehicle in the United States.

The sudden downshifting can cause drivers to lose control of their pickups, increasing the potential for a crash, according to the recall notice. U.S. auto safety regulators began investigating complaints — 396 warranty and field reports and 124 customer complaints — in March.

Ford said the problem is caused by a lost signal between a transmission speed sensor and the powertrain control computer, or by corrosion and problems with connector pins.

For dealers will update powertrain control software at no cost to owners, who will be notified by mail in early July.

The NHTSA recall database is searchable by vehicle identification number, as well as the year and model of the vehicle.

Listeria-Contaminated Dog, Cat Food Recalled

Viva Raw LLC, of Hillsborough, North Carolina, is voluntarily recalling five of its dog and cat foods because they are contaminated with listeria and pose a potential to both people and pets, according to a recall notice on the FDA website.

The recall involves Viva Turkey for Dogs Ground, Viva Turkey for Dogs Chunked, Viva Turkey for Cats, Viva Pure Turkey, and Viva Beef & Turkey for Puppies all manufactured under Lot 21244. The company said the contamination was limited to that specific lot.

The pet food was distributed directly to consumers in all 50 states and the
District of Columbia. Viva Raw is directly contacting customers who were shipped any of the products between May 16 and June 28.

Listeria illnesses in pets are rare, according to the FDA. Symptoms can be mild to severe diarrhea, anorexia, fever, nervous, muscular and respiratory signs, miscarriage, depression, shock and death. Pets exposed to contaminated food can be infected without showing symptoms. Infected pets, even if they do not show symptoms, can act as carriers and spread the bacteria through their feces and saliva.

People can become exposed to this pathogen through multiple routes such as handling the contaminated products, contact with pets that have eaten contaminated products and/or contact with surfaces that have touched contaminated food, such as bowls, utensils, or countertops.

Consumers whose pets have eaten the recalled products and have symptoms of a listeria infection should contact their veterinarian. More details of the recall are found on the FDA website.

Hedgehog Food Poses Salmonella Risk

Vitakraft Sunseed Inc. of Weston, Ohio, has expanded its recall of certain lots of its Vita Prima Hedgehog Food and Vita Smart Hedgehog Food after salmonella was found in a random test by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

No pet illnesses have been reported. Pets with salmonella infections may include lethargy, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pts may have only a decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The products from the specifically recalled lot — Lot Number 417429 — were distributed in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Retailers and distributors who received the recalled lots were contacted and asked to pull these lots from their inventory and shelves. Consumers who purchased a product from the recalled lot should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Customers who have further questions are welcome to contact the company at 800-221-6175, Extension 123, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. More information about the recalled hedgehog food is found on the FDA website.

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