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Rarely do I ever use the word “warning” on my post titles but there were so many product and food recalls issued recently that I couldn’t help but issue a ThingsThatWeDo.com warning too. This time, the product recalls and food recalls are so vast and diverse that I am literally stunned speechless. See below for details:
Product Recall: 2012 Signature Collection Ornaments, Frames and Tree – mold found
Did you just read mold on ornaments? Yes, you did. I don’t know about you but I did a double blink when I read that in the recall. Turns out, some items in the shipment were contaminated with Aspergillus mold. OUCH. There are a number of styles that were affected so click the link to see if you might have one of these ornaments at home. Over 5,000 of the recalled ornaments, frames and tree were sold at Papyrus and Carlton Cards stores across Canada and over 10,000 of them were sold in the United States. Click here for images and more details.
Kids Product Recall: Carter’s “Hug N’ Tug Monkey” Attachable Toy
When you see this infant toy, you may be able to spot the trouble. There are little beads within the clear plastic sphere at the center of the toy. Imagine: tug tug, pull pull, beads come flying out = choking! Yeah, that’s not a good thing. Over 700 units were sold in Canada and worse yet, more than 45,000 were sold in the United States! OUCH. Be sure to click on the link for more details and to see images of the affected toy.
Face Cream Recall: Anyone want some mercury with their daily face cream?
Who would have thought you could you up your daily dose of mercury just by using some face cream? Yeeeeeeeeeeeeah, me neither but there you have the root cause of this product recall. Turns out, when Health Canada tested the “EV Princess Express Peeling”, “EV Princess Extra Whitening Night Cream” and “Ling Zhi BB Whitening Cream” creams, they found higher levels of mercury beyond the allowable limit set by Health Canada. That statement alone creeps me out because it makes me think that there must then be a lower limit of mercury that’s allowed in face creams?!! What’s that all about. In any case, all three face creams are tooted as natural health products. *shakes head* I think I’m going to live in a cave. Click here for more details.
From the FDA – Warning: Have you seen this WOW product?
If you did, run the other way as fast as possible. The FDA issued this warning to the public to avoid a product now marketed as WOW. Let me put it this way, earlier this year in 2012, the FDA issued warnings to the public to avoid a product known as Reumofan Plus. At that time, it was marketed as a super duper awesome ‘natural’ supplement for the treatment of everything under the sun. Well, the baddies out there have now decided slapped on a new WOW label to disguise that old product and sell it to the unsuspecting public. That is downright disgusting. Please click on the link and be sure to avoid it at all costs. Click here for more details and images.
From the FDA – Food Recall: S&M INTERNATIONAL INC. Recalls Yang Sheng Cooked Salted Duck Eggs – botulisim
This is a localized recall for specific parts of the United States but it is worthy of a mention given that botulism is involved. The recalls I post aren’t intended to build mass hysteria or chaos but I think it’s important for consumers to be informed and aware. Click on this link for more details.
From the FDA – P&J Trading Issues Voluntary Recall of All Lots of the Dietary Supplements Slimdia Revolution
See the SLIMDIA REVOLUTION bottle and run the other way. Gosh, you’ll be doing a lot of running after reading today’s post! Turns out, this product marketed as a dietary supplement contains an appetite suppresant called Sibutramine which is not listed on the label for these products. Although Sibutramine is FDA-approved for the treatment of obesity, you can’t just go around ingesting it because of all the possible complications which is why it got pulled off the U.S. shelves a while ago. Read on for more details.
Stay tuned to ThingsThatWeDo.com. We’ll continue to keep you all posted of product recalls and safety tips! I’ll be sure to post about something else tomorrow!
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