Posted: March 22, 2018
Kidde recalled about 500,000 dual-sensor smoke alarms Wednesday because they pose a risk of people not being alerted to a fire in their home.
A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke.
About 452,000 devices were sold in the United States, in addition to 40,000 sold in Canada.
This recall involves models PI2010 and PI9010 of Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms. “KIDDE” is printed on the front center of the smoke alarm. The model number and date code are printed on the back of the alarm.
The recall includes:
Model: PI9010 (DC/battery powered)Date Code: September 10, 2016 through October 13, 2017
Model: PI2010 (AC/hardwired)Date Code: September 10, 2016 through October 13, 2017
People should remove the alarm from their wall or ceiling and look through the opening on the side of the alarm for a yellow cap. People should not attempt to take apart the alarm, open the casing, or otherwise remove the yellow cap themselves. If a yellow cap is present, people should immediately contact Kidde to receive instructions and request a free replacement smoke alarm. They should remove and discard the recalled smoke alarm only after they receive and install the replacement alarm. If no yellow cap is present, people should reinstall the smoke alarm and no further action is needed.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has received one report of the yellow protective cap being present on a smoke alarm before it was installed in a home. No reports of incidents or injuries as a result of a yellow cap being present have been reported.
The affected smoke alarms were sold at Home Depot, Walmart and other department, home and hardware stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, ShopKidde.com and other websites from September 2016 through January 2018 for between $20 and $40.
A recall has been issued for a popular brand of sausage due to consumer reports that plastic pieces were found in the product.
Johnsonville, LLC issued a recall Thursday for 109,603 pounds of its smoked pork sausage, according to the United States Department of Agriculture news release.
The fully-cooked Jalapeño Cheddar Smoked Sausage included in the recall was produced on Jan. 4, 2018, and bears an establishment number “EST. 34224” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The recalled items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
Johnsonville, LLC received three consumer complaints that pieces of hard, green plastic were found in the sausage product.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, according to the USDA.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. The products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.
Consumers with questions about the recall can call or text Johnsonville Consumer Relations at 1-888-556-2728.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of nearly 600,000 pacifier and teether holders because of potential choking hazards, WTHR reported.
The CPSC said the recall of about 590,000 "Dr. Brown's Lovey pacifier & teether holders" was ordered because of a snap that could detach and choke a child.
The holders come in eight styles, WTHR reported: giraffe, zebra, turtle, reindeer, frog, spring bunny, deer and bunny.
Consumers are asked to contact Handi-Craft, which makes the holders, at 833-224-7674 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday, or visit the Dr. Brown's website for more recall information, WTHR reported.
The CPSC said it has received 67 reports of the ribbon fraying and the snap coming off, but no injuries have been reported, WTHR reported.
The holders, which retail for about $10, were sold at retailers that included Bed, Bath & Beyond, KMart, Target, Toys R Us/Babies R Us and Walmart. They also were sold online at Amazon.com, between August 2015 and March 2018.
Ford is recalling more than a million vehicles after reports were made that the steering wheel can come off the steering column.
The recall involves some Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZs from 2014 through 2018, The Associated Press reported.
Officials with the automotive company said that the bolts that hold the steering wheel to the steering column can become loose over time. There have been two crashes and one injury because of the issue, the AP reported.
Dealerships will replace bolts with longer ones with better threads and a patch to stop them from loosening.
The repairs will be made for free, USAToday reported.
About 1.3 million cars in the United States are subject to the recall with the remainder of affected cars in Canada and Mexico.
High chair retailer Graco said it is recalling 36,000 of its Table2Table 6-in-1 high chairs that were sold at Walmart from October 2016 through December 2017, Today reported.
Graco said it was recalling the model after receiving reports that five children were hurt when their chairs fell over, Today reported. The recall affects model number 1969721.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the products pose a hazard to children because their rear legs can pivot out of position. Graco said it received 38 reports of the rear leg pivoting out of place, including the five that included children who were injured.
"We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience our consumers may have experienced, and we appreciate the loyalty of our consumers,” the company said in a statement.
Customers who want a replacement kit and instructions can call Graco at 800-345-4109 on weekdays 8 a.m.–5 p.m. ET, the company said. Customers also can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
J.M. Smucker Co. is pulling back some of its shipments after a television news investigation found that some of the company’s dog food tested positive for a drug used for euthanasia.
The company is having shipments of wet canned Gravy Train, Kibble ‘N Bits, Skippy and Ol’ Roy foods returned to the the company, The Associated Press reported.
The move came after Washington, D.C.-based television station WJLA tested 15 cans of the Gravy Train brand and found 60 percent, or 9 out of the 15 cans, tested positive for the drug pentobarbital.
The station’s investigation started after a woman said that shortly after feeding Evanger’s pet food to her five dogs, they were falling over and convulsing in 2016. She sent the rest of the dogs’ food and the remains of one of the dogs for testing, where the dog was found to have been poisoned by dog food and that the food contained pentobarbital, WJLA reported last week.
In 2017, Evanger’s recalled a batch of its Hunk of Beef food because it was exposed to the drug.
Smucker’s officials, which doesn’t produce Evanger’s, told WJLA that it was investigating the results of the station’s investigation on its food and are working with suppliers.
Smucker’s officials said this week that the low amounts of the drug found in the station’s investigation is not a threat to pets.
WJLA reported that their test showed non-lethal levels but any amount of the drug is not permitted according to federal law.
“However, the presence of this substance at any level is not acceptable to us and not up to our quality of standards,” Smucker’s officials told the AP.
The company said it doesn’t use meat from animals that were euthanized in its pet food products, the AP reported.
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