Tuesday, 23,000 pounds of Lebanon bologna products may be contaminated with E. coli. Lebanon bologna is a fermented, semi-dry sausage.
This beef product has an appearance similar to salami.
Below is a release 11 News received:
Each package bears a label with establishment number “EST. 474” inside the USDA mark of inspection, in addition to lot code “01351” and the best-by date as noted above. The products subject to recall were produced in December 2010 and were sent to distribution centers in Calif., Colo., Md., N.Y. and Pa. for further distribution to retail stores.
The products subject to recall in packaging for retailers include:
• Whole chub packages of “SELTZER’S BEEF LEBANON BOLOGNA” with lot codes “01351” or “06337” and best-by date of “Feb. 14 2011,” “Feb. 15 2011,” “Feb. 16 2011,” or “Feb. 28 2011” printed on the package.
• Half chub packages of “SELTZER’S BEEF LEBANON BOLOGNA” with lot codes “01351” or “06337” and best-by date of “Apr. 6 2011,” “Apr. 7 2011,” “Apr. 16 2011,” or “Apr. 19 2011,” printed on the package.
• 12-pound bulk boxes of sliced “SELTZER’S BEEF LEBANON BOLOGNA” with lot code “01351” and best-by date of “Apr. 21 2011” printed on the package.
More than 350,000 BOB strollers are being recalled across the U.S. and Canada over concerns a drawstring on certain models could strangle the child, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.
The recall was issued after the company received a report that one 11-month-old girl became entangled in the drawstring. The child was freed by her mother, the CPSC said.
The recall affects 11 different models of BOB single and double strollers.
The strollers being recalled have a yellow or orange drawstring at the back of the canopy.
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On January 18th, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of Xantrex Technology Inc.’s (Burnaby, Canada) Xantrex Grid Tie (GT) Series Solar Inverters. The recall will cover roughly 25,000 inverters manufactured between September 2005 and August 2010.
Fault involves wiring covers blowing off
In the recall notification, the CSPC notes that off-gassing from degraded inverter components, when combined with an electric arc, can create an explosion which can blow the cover off the wiring compartment. Xantrex parent company Schneider Electric has received five reports of wiring compartment covers blowing off, with no injuries or property damage reported.
The Xantrex GT inverters being recalled were manufactured in China and sold by solar distributors and system integrators in the United States and Canada from September 2005 through January 2011. The CPSC notes that now that the recall is in place, it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell these inverters.
Free repair of inverters offered by Xantrex
The CSPC states that Xantrex customers should immediately contact their authorized dealer to set up an appointment for free repair of the inverter. The CPSC also notes that it is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to the product recall or involve a different hazard with Xantrex Grid Tie Inverters.
Xantrex Technology is a subsidiary of Schneider Electric SA (Rueil-Malmaison, France).
The New Hanover County Health Department recently received notice from the Triad Group regarding an URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL. The product being recalled is STERILE LUBRICATING JELLY manufactured by the Triad Group. This recall affects anyone who received condom packets with individual McKesson brand Lubricating Jelly from the New Hanover County Health Department since 2007.
This recall has been initiated due to concerns expressed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the potential for the product to be inadequately sterilized. However, because the product is not being used during a sterile procedure, we do not believe it poses any risk to our customers.
This recall extends to all lots of Sterile Lubricating Jelly remaining within their labeled expiration dating (three years), including all lot numbers beginning with the digits 7, 8, 9 or 0. If a customer of the New Hanover County Health Department has received this product, it is recommended to discontinue use and discard. If you have any questions regarding this recall, please call the New Hanover County Health Department at (910) 798-6500.
In another recall involving contaminated sprouts in Jimmy John’s sandwiches, Oregon Public Health Division officials have warned consumers not to eat clover sprouts from a Washington supplier.
At least seven people, including four in Washington and three in Oregon, have been sickened with salmonellosis. Sprouters Northwest of Kent, WA, produced the sprouts identified as the source of the illnesses, according to Oregon health officials.
Sprouts, like bacteria, need warm, humid conditions to grow. They have been repeatedly identified as the cause of salmonellosis outbreaks, E. coli O157:H7 infections and other diseases, and have been responsible for at least 40 outbreaks of foodborne illness in the U.S. in the past 20 years. Jimmy John’s sandwiches have been associated with four sprout outbreaks in the last two years.
In December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and the state of Illinois announced that at least 97 people had been infected with Salmonella from contaminated alfalfa sprouts linked to an Illinois organic farm, Tiny Greens, that supplied sprouts to the Jimmy John’s sandwich restaurants in the Midwest.
A young Vancouver-area boy has died as the result of an E. coli outbreak that hospitalized three other children.
Those three children are now out of the hospital, said Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County health officer, on Friday afternoon.
Officials did not release any additional personal information about any of the four children.
However, the children did attend the same Vancouver day care provider, and seven other people who attended the site or worked there have tested positive for the bacteria. The center in Hazel Dell has been operated by Dianne and Larry Fletch for 20 years.
Melnick said the day care center was temporarily closed on April 2 while Clark County Public Health monitors the outbreak.
Twenty-two children attended the center, Melnick said.
The Fletches issued a statement late Friday afternoon expressing their sorrow:
“This is a very difficult time for the family who has suffered such an incredible loss.
“It is also a difficult time for our daycare families and the children who were his friends.
“It is an especially difficult time for us as daycare providers.
“We would like to tell the story of what happened, of how hard everyone worked to try and avert such a tragedy and how closely the public health department and our daycare licensing staff worked with us to identify the problem initially and to put into place measures to control the spread.
“However, at the moment, we are all grieving too deeply over our loss.”
— Fletch Family Daycare
While the day care center is a common element in the spread of the infection, investigators haven’t been able to identify the original source of the outbreak. It might remain a mystery, Melnick said: “In most cases, we never learn.”
The infection was spread from person to person, starting on about March 19.
When one meal or event is the source of an outbreak, people get sick at the same time, Melnick said.
Those tests identified E. coli O157:H7, which is the most common toxin-producing bacteria in North America, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The original source of an infection is often cattle manure, which can enter the body with undercooked hamburger or unpasteurized milk or fruit juices.
An infected person can transmit the infection to another person through human stool, when people don’t thoroughly wash their hands after using the toilet or after diapering a child.
Symptoms can take up to 10 days to appear. The symptoms often include severe stomach cramps, bloody diarrhea and vomiting, says the CDC’s Web site. Most people get better within a week. Some infections are very mild; but others are severe or even lead to a life-threatening complication known as hemolytic uremic syndrome, which is a major cause of acute kidney failure among children in the U.S.
People can pass along the disease before symptoms appear, so it is important to stop the transmission process.
“We believe we have it confined,” Melnick said.
Clark County Public Health staff will closely monitor children and day care employees for several more days. Any children or staff members who develop symptoms will not be allowed to attend or work in a day care facility until their symptoms resolve and they have two negative tests 24 hours apart.
The health department will continue to test staff and children and keep them away from the center until they are negative for the bacteria on two consecutive tests 24 hours apart.
“I don’t like closing a day care. Parents who are desperate will take their children someplace else and expose a new group,” Melnick said. “We are following staff and the children closely.
The affected families are having to change their child care plans, health officials said: maybe a parent stays home from work, or a relative watches the child.
Marni Storey, the county’s public health services manager, emphasized that those family caregivers must follow prevention steps and wash their hands thoroughly.
“We don’t them to get sick, too,” Storey said.
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Liebherr-Hausgeraete Ochsenhausen GmbH, of Germany has recalled approximately 2,700 refrigerator due to detaching doors.
The units recalled were sold between January 2005 and November 2009 and include models
SBS240, SBS24 I0, SBS245, SBS24I5.
Contact Liebherr toll-free at (877) 337-2653 or visit their web-site, www.liebherr-appliances.com.
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JAGUAR LAND ROVER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 RANGE ROVER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, Â¿OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION.Â¿ THESE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) MAY EXPERIENCE AIRBAG WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATION ON THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. THE PASSENGER AIRBAG WILL BE DISABLED WHEN THE AIRBAG WARNING LAMP IS ILLUMINATED AS A RESULT OF THIS DEFECT AND THE PASSENGER AIRBAG WARNING DISABLE (PAWD) LAMP IN THE OVERHEAD CONSOLE WILL ALSO ILLUMINATE.
Consequence: DEPLOYMENT OF THE PASSENGER AIRBAG MAY NOT BE ACHIEVED IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.
Remedy: DEALER WILL UPDATE THE VEHICLE’S RESTRAINTS CONTROL MODULE (RCM) WITH THE INTEGRATED DIAGNOSTICS SYSTEM (IDS) TOOL WITH SOFTWARE FROM DVD 118.5 PATCH 16 OR LATER. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 21, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT JAGUAR LAND ROVER AT 1-800-452-4827.
Notes: JAGUAR LAND ROVER RECALL NO. P020. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
About 447,000 Dorel baby car seat carriers are being recalled after dozens of reports of the child restraint handle coming loose.
There have been at least three injuries to babies, including bumps, bruises and a head injury. Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Ind., has received 77 reports of the child restraint handle fully or partially coming off the products.
The recall involves Safety 1st, Cosco, Eddie Bauer and Disney branded infant car seat carriers with certain model numbers. They were sold at department and juvenile product stores nationwide from January 2008 through this month.
The recall was announced on Friday by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Dorel Juvenile Group.
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Model Year 2010 Can-Am® ATVs
Units: About 2,400
Distributor: BRP U.S. Inc., of Sturtevant, Wis.
Hazard: The dynamic power steering can fail, resulting in the sudden loss of steering control. This poses a risk of injury or death to riders.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one incident report with no injury no material damages.
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