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Each week the Personal Injury Law Offices of d’Oliviera & Associates compiles a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that they feel the public should be aware of for their safety and so that they can make informed decisions.

Here are 21 recalls to be aware of this week.

Medical Devices & Equipment

Pharmaceuticals/Drugs

  • The FDA is warning that the medicine Lamictal (lamotrigine) for seizures and bipolar disorder can cause a rare but very serious reaction that excessively activates the body’s infection-fighting immune system.

Auto

  • Audi has announced a global 1.16 million vehicle recall, which targets vehicles with its 2.0-liter Turbo FSI engines. The recall has to do with concerns that a coolant pump might pose a fire risk due to moisture issues. The pump could also be blocked with debris from the coolant system.

Motorcycle/ScootersRecalled Indian Motorcycle

  • Indian Motorcycle Co. is recalling certain 2018 Indian Chief, Chief Classic, Chief Dark Horse, Chief Vintage, Chieftain, Chieftain Classic, Chieftain Dark Horse, Chieftain Elite, Chieftain Limited, Springfield, and Springfield Dark Horse motorcycles. Corrosion may develop within the right combination switch, potentially resulting in the motorcycle starting without the user’s intent if the key fob is near the motorcycle and the required safety interlock conditions are met.

Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories

  • The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Polaris has recalled about 10,900 Ranger XP side-by-sides. The center seat belt bracket can separate from the frame, posing an injury hazard to the riders.

Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements

  • Pinnacle Foods Inc., a Fort Madison, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 32,479 pounds of heat-treated, shelf stable beef products due to a possible processing deviation that may have led to staphylococcal enterotoxin and clostridial toxin contamination.
  • Eataly USA recalls artichoke spread. The product may contain walnuts, an allergen not declared on the label.

Recalled PopsiclesRecalled Popsicles

  • Ethnic Foods Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in “Bhavnagri Mix
  • Labrada Nutrition of Houston, TX, is recalling specific lots of its “LeanPro8” Protein Powderbecause they may contain undeclared egg protein. People who have allergies to egg protein run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
  • Epic Products recalls Euphoric capsules. The product contains sildenafil and tadalafil, which are not declared on the label.

Pet Food & Animal ProductsRecalled Dog Food

Household Products

  • HD Supply Recalls Ceiling Fans Due to Impact Hazard. The brackets connected to the fan blades can break and allow the blades to fall, posing an impact hazard.

Industrial/Tools

  • Honeywell Recalls Hard Hats Due to Risk of Head Injury. The hard hats can fail to protect users from impact, posing a risk of head injury.

Sources:

fda.gov, cspc.gov, usda.gov, reuters.com, safekids.org, goodhousekeeping.com, consumeraffairs.com, foodsafetynews.com, usatoday.com, autoblog.com, powersportsbusiness.com, roadandtrack.com, uscgboating.org, wemakeitsafer.com, guns.com

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