Throughout the month of November, several companies issued recalls that consumers should be aware of for safety and health reasons.
From product hazards to food illnesses, these recalls are the lastest warnings to consumers about the everyday items that they may have in their homes. Read on to see the recent recalls you need to know:
Mac & Cheese Bites
Stuffed Foods LLC has recalled its frozen Mac & Cheese Bites because they were misbranded and included an undeclared soy allergen. A total of 1,818 pounds of the snack food was affected by the recall, which was distributed to retailers nationwide.
The misbranding caused the Mac & Cheese Bites to contain Buffalo Style Chicken Poppers in the carton, while the soy allergen was not declared on the label of the packaging. Consumers should throw out the affected snack food or return it to the place of purchase.
Tanimura & Antle Inc. recalled 3,396 cartons of romaine lettuce that may be contaminated with E. coli, prompting Walmart to release a list of over 1,100 stores that sold the affected produce.
The lettuce, which is unlikely still in stores, was packed on Oct. 15, 2020 or Oct. 16, 2020 and has a UPC number of 0-27918-20314-9. The company said no one was sickened from the recalled lettuce.
Fresh Express has recalled a limited quality of its Caesar Supreme salad kits because they may be contaminated with E. coli. The salad kits are already past their use-by dateof Nov. 8 and were sold in 10.5-ounce bags.
The company said it recalled the product “out of an abundance of caution” after an “isolated incident,” where a randomly selected pack of the product tested positive for E. coli. The contaminated salad kits should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase for a refund.
Albright’s Raw Dog Food has recalled 67 cases of Chicken Recipe for Dogs because it may be contaminated with Salmonella, which could infect both pets and humans. The dog food was sold in 2-pound chubs/rolls labeled as Albright’s Raw Dog Food Chicken Recipe for Dogs with a lot number of C000185 and a best buy date of May 19, 2021.
The dog food was sold in California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee, from July 8 to Aug. 27. The dog food can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Diabetes Drug Metformin
After several other recalls for the diabetes drug Metformin, Nostrum Laboratories issues a recall for four lots of the drug because it contained N-Nitrosodimethylamine – a cancer-causing ingredient – above the limits found acceptable by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The recall affects Metformin HCl Extended Release tablets prescribed in 500 and 750 mg dosages and packaged in 100-count bottles with an expiration date of May 2022.
Lohxa LLC has recalled its Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12% Alcohol-free, 15 mL (NDC:70166-027-15) over a Burkholderia lata bacteria contamination that could cause respiratory and other infections in people with underlying health conditions. The oral rinse was sourced and repackaged by Sunstar Americas, which issued a separate recall in October, and is used for the treatment of gingivitis.
It has an expiration date of Jan. 31, 2021 to March 31, 2021 and was packaged in cases with 50-unit dose cups for hospital pharmacies nationwide. Consumers who have the oral rinse in their possession are advised to immediately stop using the product.
Yeti Travel Mugs
Yeti has recalled about 241,500 Rambler travel mugs because of a spill hazard. According to the company, the magnetic slide mechanism on the Stronghold lid of the 20-ounce mug can accidentally pop off and inadvertently spill hot liquid, which could cause an injury.
Yeti said consumers should stop using the mug immediately. The company is issuing a full refund to anyone who purchased the faulty mug.
Ring Video Doorbells
More than 350,000 2nd Generation Ring Video Doorbell systems have been recalled for a possible fire and burn hazard after 23 devices started on fire. The issue with the Ring devices stems from the batteries overheating and igniting, which can result in minor property damage or burn injuries.
The recall affects model number 5UM5E5, which was sold for about $100 at consumer electronic stores, on Amazon.com, and on Ring.com from June to October 2020.
However, Ring said the doorbells pose no risk if they are installed correctly. The company is working to contact consumers to ensure they received an updated user manual and understand the device’s installation instructions.
Target has issued a recall for its Cat & Jack branded boots because they pose a choking hazard. The recall includes its Himani and Jaren toddler boots that have elastic laces with a toggle on the top that can detach from that lace.
The boots were available in sizes 5 to 12. The Himani boots were sold in navy and pink designs, while the Jaren boots came in olive green, black, and pink with multi-colored polka dots.
Consumers should take the boots away from their children and return them to Target for a full refund. Online purchasers of the boots can contact Target for a prepaid return label to receive a refund.