Monday, December 31, 2012
Migraine sufferers really wanted their favorite medicine back
Brand loyalty can be a fierce, powerful thing. That was evident when drug company Novartis voluntarily recalled several of its over-the-counter medications -- including No-Doz, Bufferin and Gas-X -- in early January. But it was the inclusion in the recall of some Excedrin products such as Excedrin Migraine, Excedrin Menstrual and Excedrin PM that sparked a passionate response. Through late November, readers were commenting on the original January 9 story. People wanting to know where their Excedrin was and when it was coming back made this story the second most popular story on Westlake Patch in 2012. Westlake Patch stayed on top of the story, offering alternatives to favorite products and letting readers know when Novartis announced the …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The product could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, health officials in the U.S. and Canada said.
For the third time this year, a Trader Joe's product has been recalled. U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service on Monday announced that Aliya’s Foods Limited, one of Trader Joe's producers, will recall boxes of the "Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice” line, the Huffington Post reported. Aliya's will recall 4,865 pounds of frozen butter chicken and rice imported from Canada because the food may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The product is sold in a 12.5-ounce box. About 240 cartons of the butter chicken have been distributed to stores along the East Coast, but reportedly none to Ohio stores, including the Westlake location. Nineteen cartons of the product are on hold at a distribution center, Food …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Company orders recall after wire mesh found in some cereal pieces.
Local grocers took Frosted Mini-Wheats and Mini-Wheats off the shelves today after Kellogg's and the FDA announced a recall of the cereal. Some pieces of the cereal manufactured between April and September of this year were discovered to have fragments of wire mesh from faulty equipment. No serious injuries have been reported as a result of the cereal. Check your shelves for the affected cereal — the only cereal affected are those boxes with KB, AP or FK before or after the Best If Used Before date. Heinen's, Dave's Market, Giant Eagle and Marc's in the Cleveland region confirmed that they carried the recalled product and have now unshelved the recalled products from their stores. The full list of recalled cereal can be found at the …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter may be contaminated with salmonella
Do you get your peanut butter at Trader Joe's? Check your cupboard. The company has voluntarily recalled its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter because it may be contaminated with salmonella. According to NBC News, it has been linked to salmonella infections that have made 29 people in 18 states sick. Trader Joe's stores, including the one in Crocker Park, have removed the product from shelves. The affected peanut butter was sold in 16-ounce jars. If you have the peanut butter, either throw it out or return it to Trader Joe's for a full refund. For more information, contact Trader Joe's customer relations at 626-599-3817.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
State agency recalling 1800 brand "Silver" and "Reposado" tequila due to safety concerns about damaged glass bottle stoppers
The Department of Commerce, Division of Liquor Control (Division) is recalling 1800®-brand tequila “Silver” and “Reposado” in the 1.75 liter bottle due to safety concerns regarding damaged glass bottle stoppers. Customers who bought this product should return it to the Liquor Agency where it was purchased for a refund or exchange. The Division took immediate action to remove these items from the shelves of its Liquor Agencies. Shipments from the warehouses have also been halted. Based on the Division’s investigation, in the normal course of transit there was damage to some cases where some bottles appeared undamaged until they were opened and glass fell from the stopper into the bottle. This was not the case with all bottles the …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Plastic bits got into the dog food.
A few kinds of Pedigree canned dog food have been recalled after bits of plastic got into the food, creating a choking hazard for dogs, maker Mars Petcare has announced. According to a statement from Mars Petcare, small pieces of blue plastic got into the food during production. The company added the cause of the plastic getting into the food has been found and fixed. No dogs have been reported injured or sickened, but some dog owners have reported finding the pieces. The canned foods affected by the recall are: All three will have a "best by" date of between 2/24/2014 and 3/23/2014. The affected foods were distributed throughout the United States. If you have one of the recalled foods, either throw it out or return it to the store where …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
There is a voluntary recall on a toy exclusively sold at Kohl's.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall on toy truck gifts given with the purchase of boys T-shirts exclusively at Kohl's because one caught fire and three others were smoldering. The toy is battery operated and there have been reports that the battery compartment can smolder or catch the trucks on fire, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers, according to a Fire Service Alert forwarded to Patch by Stow Fire Safety Educator Sandy Ray. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves Big Movers Super Car toy trucks that were gifts with the purchase of Big Movers T-shirts that were sold between February and March. The 4-inch long blue trucks have over-sized tires and a flashing light on top and were …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The company is recalling the product after receiving complaints about its dosage system.
- Jason Lea
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Johnson & Johnson has announced that it will be voluntarily recalling about 574,000 bottles of Infants' Tylenol. The company said it is recalling the product as a precaution after receiving complaints from people who reported difficulty using the product's new dosing system. Specifically, the grape-flavored Infants Tylenol includes a syringe, which someone inserts into a protective cover at the top of the bottle to measure the proper dose. However, in some cases, the protective cover— called a flow restrictor— was pushed into the bottle when inserting the syringe. According to the Huffington Post, 17 parents or caregivers have complained to the company thus far. Parents can continue to use Infants’ Tylenol provided the flow restrictor at …
Friday, February 10, 2012
No word on when the pills will return to shelves.
The recent recall of Excedrin, NoDoz, Gas-X and Bufferin has left many without the medicine they typically use to cure their ills. Distributing drug company Novartis would not say when the pills would be back on the shelf, but Dr. Alice Stollenwerk Petrulis with MetroHealth in Westlake has a few suggestions until they become available again. "Bufferin is just buffered aspirin and Gas-X is Beano," she said. "The easiest thing to do is figure out what the active ingredient is, and find something with the same dosage." Ecotrin, a kind of aspirin, works just as well as Bufferin, Petrulis said. A low dose would be around 180 milligrams, and a high dose would be 345 milligrams. Petrulis suggests Mylanta Gas liquid, an antacid, as a substitute …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Packages may contain the wrong number of active pills or pills in the wrong order.
Pfizer Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 1 million birth control packs after discovering that some blister packs may have the wrong number of active or inactive tablets, and that the tablets may be out of order. Pfizer said that the error could leave women without adequate contraception and could put them at risk for unwanted pregnancy. However, the packaging defects do not pose an immediate health risk. The drug company has identified 14 lots of Lo/Ovral tablets and 14 lots of Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets. The drug company is encouraging anyone who has used the affected tablets to begin using a non-hormonal form of contraception immediately. Anyone with affected products should tell their doctor and return the package to …