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HealthNews RoundUp - 4th Week of December 2021








CPSC Recalls


Polaris RZR Off-Road Vehicles Recalled



The CPSC and Polaris have recalled Polaris RZR and GENERAL Recreational Off-Road Vehicles, model years 2020 through 2022.  The steering wheel may separate from its assembly causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and creating a crash and injury hazard.  About 8,800 of these vehicles were sold in the US and 940 were sold in Canada. If you own one of these vehicles, contact Polaris by phone at 1-800-765-2747 to check whether your vehicle is included in the recall and to arrange for a free repair with installation of a new steering wheel.


My recall database shows that this is the FIFTH recall for Polaris Off-road vehicle in 2021.  Other defects in these vehicle besides repeat steering system issues include throttle problems, braking issues, and engine hosing problems.  This record qualifies Polaris for addition to the buyer beware list.


#polaris #offroad #steering #crash #injury #recall

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Recalled Are Carex Brand Adult Portable Bed Rails and Endurance Hand Bed Rails



The CPSC, Compass Health Brands is recalling Carex Brand Adult Portable Bed Rails including the Carex Brand Bed Support Rails and the Carex brand Easy Up 2-in-1 Rails sold between 2012 and 2021. Essential Medical Supply is recalling Endurance Hand Bed Rails. When these rails are attached to a bed, a person may become entrapped within the bed rail or between the rails and the side of the mattress possibly leading to asphyxiation.  About 104,900 of the Carex bed rails were sold at home health stores and online at and  About 272,000 of the Endurance Bed Rails were sold home health care stores across the country and online at and  Stop using these dangerous bedrails and contact Compass Health Brands at 1-888-571-2710 or online at to obtain a free repair kit for the Bed Support Rail or a refund for the Easy Up 2-i-1 Bed Rail.  For the Essential Bed Rails, contact Essential by phone at 1-888-856-0111 or online at to arrange refund.  The company is not offering a mechanical fix.


#carex #bedrails #entrapment #asphyxiation #recall

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Captain Hang-on Treestands on Recall



The CPSC and Big Game Treestands now recall Captain Hang-on Treestands (2021 Batch #2M-0121).  The plastic-coated cable crimps may slip during use, cause the standing platform to suddenly release, and create fall and injury hazards.  About 1,030 of these treestands were sold nationwide at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Al &Bobs Sports, Hilltop Sports, The Sportsmen, Perfect 10 Outdoors, Vanderbilt’s # 817, VF Sports, Westbury Ace Hardware, Rocky’s Great Outdoors, Backwoods Boys, Native Outdoors Warehouse, Simpson Manning Hardware, Simpson Plaza Hardware, The Co-Op, R &; L Archery, Keystone Country Store, Thruway Sports # 27 and Overland Park Scheels.  Immediately discontinue using these tree stands and call Big Game Treestands at 1-877-343-8211 or reach them online at to either receive replacement cables or a refund.


#captainhangon #treestand #platformcables #fall #injuries #recall

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Recalled Are Pearl River Propane Hoses



The CPSC and Pearl River have recalled Pearl River propane hoses used on Flame King Propane Torches. This propane hose may swell, rupture, and permit propane gas to leak creating a fire hazard.  About 43,000 of these propane hoses were sold online at,,,, and  Stop using these propane hoses and email a photo of the hose cut in half rendering it unusable to,  For more information, call Pearl River at 1-855-855-8874.


#pearlriver #flameking #propanehose #leakage #fire #burns #recall

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Royal Sovereign/Royal Centurian Portable Air Conditioners Are On Recall



The CPSC and Royal Sovereign have recalled Royal Sovereign/Royal Centurian portable air conditioners.  These portable air conditioners have defective drain motors that run hot and may ignite the product’s plastic enclosure creating a risk of fires, burns, and possible toxicity from inhaled organic compounds.  About 33,570 of these air conditioners have been sold nationwide by Sears, Costco, Home Depot, BJ’s Wholesale Club, and Best Buy stores and online at  Stop using these recalled air conditioners and contact Royal Sovereign at 1-833-947-3699 to arrange a prorated refund depending on the age of the unit.  They will ask you to severe the power cord of unit.


#royalsovereign #airconditioners #overheating #fires #burns #recall

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Recalled Are Angel Line Bunk Beds with Angled Ladders



The CPSC and Angel Line are recalling Angel Line Bunk Beds with angled ladders.  These include Fremont Twin, Creston Twin, and Brandon Twin models. The metal hook that fastens the ladder to the top bunk bed frame may detach causing a dangerous gap larger than 3.5 inches and creating entrapment and strangulation hazards.  About 39,900 of these bunk beds have been sold online at,, and  Immediately stop your children from using these bunkbeds and block their access to the beds.  Contact Angel Line by phone at 1-844-542-0694 or via email at to receive a free repair kit with brackets that reinforce the bunk bed ladders.


#angelline #bunkbeds #ladders #entrapment #injury #recall

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Karmas Far Infant Bath Seats On Recall



The CPSC and Karmas Far are recalling Karmas Far 3-in-1 baby bath tub chair and toddler booster seats.  These bath seats do not meet federal safety standards for stability or leg openings, then may tip over when in use, and they create a drowning hazard for infants.  About 900 of these baby bath seats were sold online at,,,, and  If you have one of these, immediately stop using it to bathe your infant.  Contact Karmas Far at 1-909-372-6955 and they’ll accept collect calls or via email at for receive a postpaid shipping label, upon their receipt of your product, a refund.


#karmafar #bathingseat #instability #drowning #recall

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Recalled are Alaura Two-Tone Jar Candles



The CPSC and Northern Lights Enterprises are recalling Alaura Two-Tone Jar Candles.  These candle jars may shatter crack, or split apart while the candle is burning and create laceration, fire, and burn hazards.  Apparently the candle jars are not fabricated with thermal-resistant glass.  About 139,500 of these candle jars were sold nationwide at Costco Warehouse stores and online at  Immediately stop burning these candles and return them to any Costco Warehouse store for a full refund.  If you are unable to return the candle to a Costco store, contact Northern Lights by email at to verify you have cut the candle wicks by photo and to receive a full refund.


#costco #candlejar #shatter #laceration #burn #fire #recall

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FDA Recalls


Dole Branded and Private Label Salads Are Recalled



The FDA and Dole Fresh Vegetables announce the recall of Dole Branded and Private Label Salads including Dole, Ahold, Kroger, Lidl, and Others.  These salads are contaminated with listeria monocytogenes that causes a serious and life-threatening infections in the very young, elders, and in those with impaired immunity.  Listeria may also trigger miscarriages and/or stillbirths. The salads were sold in: Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. If you bought any of these products, return them to the place of purchase for a refund.  For more informstion, call Dole at 1-800-356-3111.


#dole #salad #listeria,  #infection #recall

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Recall On Joy’s Gourmet Bloody Mary Mix



The FDA and Joy’s International Foods are recalling Joy’s Gourmet Bloody Mary Mix.  This product contains undisclosed soy and fish.  If anyone with a soy of fish allergy were to consume this product, they could develop a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction.  This product was sold at Sunshine Shop Cocoa Village, FL; Brownwood farmers market, Brownwood FL; New Smyrna farmers market, New Smyrna, FL; Ocala farmers market, Ocala, FL; and Indian Rocks Beach FL.  If you bought the product, return it to the place of purchase for a refund.  For additional information, contact Joy International Foods at 1-321-242-6520.


#joy #bloodymarymix #soy #fish #allergy #recall

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Recall on Dream Pops Bites



The FDA and Dream Pop are recalling all 4 flavors of Dream Pops Bites including Vanilla Sky, Berry Dreams, Birthday Cake, and Cookie Dough.  These frozen confections contain undeclared milk.  Those with a milk allergy could develop a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction should they ingest these frozen treats.  If you purchased these Dream Pops Bites, return them to the point of purchase for a refund.  For more information, you may contact Dream Pops by email at


#dreampops #bites #frozenconfection #milk #allergy #recall

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Recall On Haifa Smoked Fish Turbot



The FDA and Haifa Smoked Fish are recalling Haifa Smoked Fish Turbot Cold Smoked 8 ounce packages lot #246.  This fish is contaminated with listeria monocytogenes that causes a serious and life-threatening infections in the very young, elders, and in those with impaired immunity.  Listeria may also trigger miscarriages and/or stillbirths.  If you purchased this fish, return it to the place of purchase for a refund.  If you have additional questions, you may contact Haifa Smoked Fish by phone at 1-718 523-8899.


#haifa #smokedfish #turbot #listeria #infection #recall

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Fresh Salads From Multiple Outlets Are Recalled



The FDA and Fresh Express recall fresh salads sold under the following brands: Fresh Express, Bowl and Basket, Giant Eagle, Marketside, O Organics, Signature Farms,  Weis Fresh, and Wellesley Farms.  These salads are contaminated with listeria monocytogenes that causes a serious and life-threatening infections in the very young, elders, and in those with impair immunity.  Listeria may also trigger miscarriages and/or stillbirths.  These salads were sold in the Northeast and Midwest regions of the US as well as in Canada.  Distribution point include: Connecticut, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba.  If you have any of these salads in your refrigerator, dispose of it and contact the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at 1-800-242-5472 to get a full refund.


#freshexpress #salad #listeria #infection #recall

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Recall On Local Fixe Lasagna, Noodles, Rolls, Pie Dough, Fettucine, and Tortillas



The FDA and Local Fixe are recalling Local Fixe Lasagna, Noodles, Rolls, Pie Dough, Fettucine, and Tortillas.  These products all contain undeclared wheat.  These and any product with wheat gluten can create serious gastrointestinal reactions in those with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.  These products were sold in Douglas County Oregon.  If you bought any of these products, contact Local Fixe by phone at 1-541-580-1955 for directions regarding proper disposal of these foods and refunds.


#localfixe #bakedgoods #when #celiac #allergy #recall

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Nature’s Own Honey Wheat Bread Is Recalled



The FDA and Flowers Foods, Inc. are recalling 3,000 loaves of Nature’s Own Honey Wheat bread with a “Best if used by” of 12/26/2021.  The product has undeclared milk.  If those with a milk allergy consume this bread, they could develop a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction. This bread was sold in: Arizona; Colorado; New Mexico, Wyoming; the cities of Blythe, Brawley, Calexico, Calipatra, El Centro, Needles, and Westmoreland, California; the city of Laughlin, Nevada; and to one wholesale distributor in California that is serving Mexico.  If you or a family member has a milk allergy, return this bread to the place of purchase for a refund.  For more information, call Flowers’ Consumer Relations at 1-866-245-8921 or contact them online at


#flowersfoods #bread #milk #allergy #recall

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Aerosol Dry Shampoo and Conditioner Products Now Recalled



The FDA and Proctor & Gamble are recalling virtually all of their aerosol dry shampoo and dry conditioner products sold under the following brands: Waterless, Pantene, Aussie Smooth or Petal Soft, Herbal Essences, Hair Food, and Old Spice.  Unexpected and potentially toxic levels of the carcinogen benzene were found in the propellant used to power these products.  The respective websites shown on the canisters of these products post more information about the affected products.  You may also call the Proctor & Gamble Consumer Care Team at 1-888-674-3631.


#proctorandgamble #aerosol #dryshampoo #dryconditioner #benzene #cancer #recall

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