Recalls include trucks, Prius, eggs, toys and more


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 35 recalls to be aware of this week.

Medical Devices & Equipment
  • Alcon Announces Voluntary Global Market Withdrawal of CyPass Micro-Stent for Surgical Glaucoma.
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  • Toyota to recall more than 1 million vehicles for fire risk. 2016-2018 Prius hybrid unit harnesses could wear and short-circuit.
  • Ford recalls 2 million F-150 trucks to prevent seatbelt fires. Seatbelt pretensioners can ignite insulation and carpet.
  • 166,000 North American Nissans recalled for ignition switch issue. A spring in the ignition switch can wear and cause problems.
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that Polaris is recalling certain 2017-19 Slingshots. The seat belt retractor may separate and fail. In the event of a crash, if the seat belt does not lock, the occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing their risk of injury. The potential number of units affected is 10,658. Polaris is recalling certain 2017-2019 Polaris Slingshot S, Slingshot SL, Slingshot GT LE, and Slingshot SLR models.
Utility/Recreational Vehicles & Automotive Accessories
Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements
Infant & Children Products
    BSN SPORTS Recalls Rubber Critter Toys Due to Violation of Federal Lead Paint Ban. The orange and yellow surface paint on the rubber critter toys contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
Pet Food & Animal Products
    Steve’s Real Food is recalling dog food and cat food because of possible contamination with Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes. The company distributed the pet foods nationwide.
  • PetSmart Recalls Strip Lights for Reptile Cages Due to Fire Hazard. The strip light’s fluorescent bulb can overheat causing the hood on the light fixture to ignite, posing a fire hazard.
Sporting Equipment
    Lester Electrical Recalls Links Series Chargers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards. The control board can fail and overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
  • Core Health & Fitness Recalls Stairmaster Stepmill Exercise Equipment Due to Fall Hazard. The steps can accelerate rapidly without input from the user, posing a fall hazard.
  • Cybex Recalls Weight-Lifting Equipment Due to Serious Injury Hazards. The weight bar can fall, posing serious injury hazards to the user.
Household Products
  • TJX Recalls Barstools Due to Fall Hazard; Sold at HomeGoods, Marshalls and T.J. Maxx Stores. The wood joints on the barstool can break; posing a fall hazard.
    Rust-Oleum Recalls Countertop Coating Due to Violation of Federal Lead Paint Ban. The countertop coating contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
  • Hawthorne Hydroponics Recalls Humidifiers Due to Fire and Shock Hazards. The humidifiers can overheat while in use, posing fire and shock hazards.


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