Expecting safety when you buy something is a reasonable request. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.
No matter if it’s a choking hazard, an E. coli scare or simply a part in your car that could cause a problem down the road, recalls are made all the time. Products aren’t always perfect when they leave the warehouse, and some pose dangerous threats. Tap or click here to find about a couple of recent recalls that are fire hazards.
Not all threats are created equal, but you need to know about them all the same. Here is a new list of products being recalled that you might have around your house right now.
Wait! Is that lettuce safe?
E. coli is responsible for getting people sick all the time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that around 265,000 people are infected with E. coli in the U.S. every year.
Symptoms include stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. Some of the infections are mild, but others can be life-threatening.
Right now the company Missa Bay has recalled over 97,000 pounds of salad kits and bowls that were shipped to 22 states around the country and sold in stores like Aldi, Giant Eagle and Sam’s Club.
The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services announced this week that the romaine lettuce being recalled may be contaminated with E. coli. It began when the CDC announced at least 17 people in eight states have come down with E. coli.
A Ready Pac Bistro Chicken Caesar Salad kit sold at Sam’s Club was identified as a possible cause of illness in Maryland. Missa Bay is a Ready Pac Foods subsidiary. But there are more brand names and labels being recalled. Tap or click here to see a full list.
If you have any of the recalled salads on the list, do not eat them! Throw them out or return them to the store you bought them from.
More products recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission
Here are a few more items being recalled, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission:
Series 1 power adapters for Skylight digital photo frames
Skylight is recalling power adapters sold with digital photo frames due to electrical shock hazards. The problem is the casing on the power adapter can break when it’s plugged into an electrical outlet, exposing metal prongs. This poses a serious electrical shock hazard.
About 65,000 units are being recalled. If you have one, contact Skylight toll-free at 888-359-4389 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Monday through Friday. Or, email the company at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.skylightframe.com and click on Product Recall Information for more info.
Kenmore Elite Microwave Oven
Kenmore 1,000-watt countertop convection microwave ovens manufactured under the Kenmore Elite brand name on April 27, 2017, are being recalled due to burn hazards. The models being recalled were made by Guangdong Galanz and sold exclusively at Sears and Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores.
The problem is due to incorrect wiring that causes the exterior of the microwave to reach temperatures exceeding 183 degrees Fahrenheit. This poses a burn threat to the user. For more information contact Sears at 800-659-7026 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Monday through Friday. Or go to www.sears.com and click Product Recalls.
Grace Digital is recalling ECOXGEAR EcoBoulder Bluetooth Speakers that can overcharge and burst. The problem lies with the speaker’s battery that can become overcharged and burst.
For more information contact ECOXGEAR at 800-903-9664 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central, Monday through Friday. Or email the company at email@example.com. You can also visit www.ecoxgear.com and click Safety in the top header or go to www.ecoxgear.com/safetynotice for more details.
Isometric Excercise Device
United National Closeout Stores (UNCS) is recalling Isometric Exercise Devices due to a projectile hazard. The handle grips on both ends could break during use and can cause parts to be forcefully ejected. This poses a risk of injury from impact to the user and people nearby.
The recall includes Ontel ISO7X isometric exercise devices that were sold at Burlington Stores nationwide from January 2019 through March 2019 for around $7. If you have one of these devices, stop using it immediately and contact UNCS for instructions on how to get a full refund.