Kidde Recalls Almost 38 Million Fire Extinguishers in the U.S.

 
“On Nov. 2, 2017, Kidde announced a recall of almost 38 million fire extinguishers sold in the United States. They may not work during a fire emergency if they become clogged and require a lot of force to use. Also, the nozzle can come off with enough force to strike and hurt someone. Kidde recommends owners immediately replace these fire extinguishers.
The company is aware of one death when emergency responders couldn’t get the recalled extinguishers to work. There have been almost 400 reports of problems related to these Kidde fire extinguishers.
Check the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website for information on specific model numbers involved with this recall. Kidde will replace recalled extinguishers for free.” (Shared from US Fire Administration email.)
 

Massive Government Recall Covers 37.8 Million Kidde Fire Extinguishers

“The federal government is launching a massive fire extinguisher recall. It covers nearly 40 million Kidde extinguishers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says 37.8 million fire extinguishers might not work during an emergency.
 
Kidde marketing videos emphasize how important their products are in the event of a fire, but the company is now recalling 37.8 million of its fire extinguishers in the United States, reports CBS News correspondent Kris Van Cleave. The recalled extinguishers date back decades and some models have been recalled before for other issues.
 
Ann Marie Buerkle leads the agency ordering the recall.
“It’s a product that a lot of people have in their homes, in their offices,” Buerkle said.
The agency claims extinguishers with plastic handles and push button – or pindicators – can clog, resulting in a failure to discharge. Nozzles can also pop off with enough force to be a dangerous projectile.
There have been nearly 400 reports of extinguishers malfunctioning resulting in 16 injuries and one death.”
 

19,000 Arctic Cat Off-Road Vehicles Recalled

“About 19,500 units, all model year 2014-2017 Wildcat Trail and 2015-2017 Wildcat Sport models of Arctic Cat recreational off-highway vehicles (known as ROVs), have been recalled after Arctic Cat received 444 reports of the plastic panels behind the operator and passenger seats melting, with five resulting in fires. No injuries have been reported, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Oct. 27 recall notice.

The recalled vehicles were sold in multiple colors. They have four wheels and side-by-side seating for two people. “Wildcat Trail” or “Wildcat Sport” is printed on each side of the vehicle.

Owners of the vehicles should immediately stop using the recalled models and contact Arctic Cat to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat is contacting all known purchasers directly. To reach the company, call 800-279-6851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT weekdays or visit www.arcticcat.com and click on Product Recall for more information. The vehicles were sold by dealers nationwide from December 2013 through August 2017 for between $10,500 and $19,500.”

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Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew Recalled

“Death Wish Coffee Co. of Round Lake, N.Y., a company claiming to produce the “World’s Strongest Coffee,” has recalled its 11-ounce Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew cans, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the company have reported. FDA’s Sept. 19 release said “Death Wish in conjunction with an outside Process Authority has determined that the current process could lead to the growth and production of the deadly toxin, botulin, in low acid foods commercialized in reduced oxygen packaging.”

Botulism is a potentially fatal form of food poisoning.

The release quotes Mike Brown, identified as the company’s founder/owner: “Our customers’ safety is of paramount importance and Death Wish Coffee is taking this significant, proactive step to ensure that the highest quality, safest, and of course, strongest Coffee products we produce are of industry-exceeding standards – thus we are taking this measure of recalling all Death Wish Nitro cans from shelves. We have also gone a step further, to make sure that everyone who purchased the product on deathwishcoffee.com will receive a full refund within 60 days. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause our customers and our retail partners, but we believe this is the right precautionary measure to take.”

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Kawasaki Motors Recalls 15,000 ATVs


“Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A., of Foothill Ranch, Calif., on Aug. 10 recalled about 15,000 all-terrain vehicles because their fuel tap can leak, which poses a fire hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced. The recalled ATVs are 2013-2017 KFX50 and 2012-2017 KFX90 four-wheeled vehicles.

According to CPSC, the company has received 18 reports of fuel leakage from the vehicles’ fuel tap. No injuries have been reported. Customers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and should contact Kawasaki for a free repair. They can contact Kawasaki toll-free at 866-802-9381 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT weekdays or visit www.Kawasaki.com and click on “Recalls” for more information.

The vehicles were sold by Kawasaki dealers nationwide from October 2011 through May 2017 for between $2,000 and $2,600.”
https://ohsonline.com/articles/2017/08/11/kawasaki-motors-recalls-15000-atvs.aspx

Urgent iPhone Case Recall

“iPhone cases distributed by MixBin Electronics have been recalled due to a risk of skin irritation and burns. The liquid suspending the glitter inside the case may leak, causing harm.

Customers who purchased these cases are entitled to a refund. This recall includes more than 263,000 cases sold in the U.S. for the iPhone 6, 6S, and 7, sold by MixBin and other retailers including Amazon, Nordstrom Rack, Tory Burch, Henri Bendel, and Victoria’s Secret.”

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Genie Safety Notice

 

“FYI – A 21 JUL 2017 safety recall has been issued by Genie Industries for certain aerial lifts. (The Genie Safety Notice is also attached – PDF file.) Genie Industries has found that weld debris in the boom tubes could lead to premature and excessive wear of the upper wear pads. This excessive wear can lead to potential damage to the boom tubes and could cause the platform to drop. Please share this information with your contractors and industry colleagues.”

http://www.genieservice.eu/sa…/download/bulletins/170012.pdf

 


Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Breaded Chicken Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

:Tyson Foods Inc., is recalling approximately 2.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products could contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

Products Recalled:

The RTE breaded chicken items were produced and packaged on various dates from Aug. 17, 2016 through Jan.14, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: (View Labels).

To see the full list of affected products, visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) website.

Consumer Questions:

Consumers with questions about this recall can contact Christina Self, Supervisor-Consumer Relations, at (866) 328-3156. Media with questions about the recall can contact, Caroline Ahn, Communications Manager, at (312) 614-6047.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 AM to 6 PM (ET) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.”