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Product Recalls: Salad Kits and Taco Kits Related to Listeria Outbreak

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We rely on the products we bring into our homes to be safe for us and our families. But sometimes issues arise and products have to be recalled from store shelves. Keeping track of all the product and food recalls that occur can be a daunting task, and that’s why we’ve created this big ol’ list to help keep you in the loop on the latest food products, household items, and consumer packaged goods recalls.

If it’s a food recall, a recall of a household appliance, or a recall of a personal care item that has national reach, we’ll be sure to include it in this list. By bookmarking this article, you’ll have quick and easy access to all of the recall information you need to stay informed. We’ll be updating this as new recalls occur.

Here’s the list, organized by month the recall was announced:

February 2024 Recalls

Salad Kits and Taco Kits that contain or are made with Rizo-Lopez Foods recalled dairy products (expanded recall)

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Feb. 8: Multiple stores have recalled salad kits, taco kits, sandwiches, and other products due to risk of listeria from Rizo-Lopez cheese. This is an expanded recall of Rizo-Lopez products after an initial recall on Feb. 5, 2024. For the complete list of expanded recalled Rizo-Lopez products visit FDA.gov.

Products affected:

  • Albertsons Companies recalled Chicken Asada Street Taco Meals, Chicken Mini Street Tacos Meal Kits, Ready Meals Asada Street Taco Meals, Ready Meals Chicken Street Tacos, Ready Meals Chicken Street Tacos Meal Kits (sell by dates up through 2/10/24) sold at Albertsons, Carrs-Safeway, Eagle, Lucky, Pavilions, Randalls, Safeway, Shaw's, Star Market, Tom Thumb, and Vons in AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, ID, LA, ME, MA, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, ND, OR, RI, SD, TX, UT, VT, WA, and WY.

  • Braga Fresh recalled Marketside Bacon Ranch Crunch Chopped Salad Kits (best use by dates 1/20/24 to 2/19/24) sold at Walmart stores in CA and NV.

  • BrightFarms, Inc.  Southwest Chipotle Salad Kits (best by dates 12/31/23 to 2/22/24) sold by retailers in DE, MD, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, PA, VT, VA, and DC

  • Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. recalled Dole Cajun Ranch Chopped Kit, Dole Chop Kit Avocado Ranch (Chop Kit Ranch A L'Avocat), Dole Chopped Kit Avocado Ranch, Dole Premium Kit Endless Summer, Dole Premium Kit Southwest Salad, Dole Supreme Kit Southwest Salad, Marketside Chopped Salad Kit Bacon Ranch Crunch and President’s Choice Southwest Salad Kit. All affected Items had best use by dates 2/3/24 thorugh 2/21/24 and were sold in AL, CA, CT, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NV, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, UT, VA, WA, and WI.

  • Fresh & Ready Foods recalled Fresh & Ready Chicken Torta Sandwich, Fresh & Ready Ham Torta Sandwich, Jack & Olive Ham Torta Sandwich on Telera Roll and Sprig & Sprout Ham Torta Sandwich on Telera Roll sold exclusively in AZ, CA, NV, and UT.

  • Fresh Express recalled Marketside Southwest Chopped Kit sold at retailers in AL, FL, and GA (use by dates 1/14/24 through 1/17/24), condiment pack use by date is 3/3/24 and Fresh Express Salsa! Ensalada Salad Kit (use by dates 1/6/24 through 1/8/24 and 1/21/24 through 2/20/24), condiment pack use by dates 2/28/24 through 4/4/24) sold at retailers in CA, ID, UT, WA.

  • Ready Pac Foods, Inc. recalled Marketside Southwest Chopped Kits (use by dates 12/27/23 through 1/1/24) and Marketside Bacon Ranch Crunch Kits (use by dates 2/3/24 through 2/19/24) sold at Walmart stores in AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, HI, MA, MD, ME, MT, NH, NJ, NM, NY, PA, RI, SD, TX, VT, and WY; Ready Pac Bistro Fresh Mex Chopped Kit sold at WinCo stores in AZ, CA and Ready Pac Bistro Queso Crunch Salad Kit sold at Costco stores in CA, NV, HI; both have use by dates of 1/1/24 through 2/19/24).

  • Save Mart Companies recalled Chicken Street Taco Kits sold at Save Mart, Lucky, and Lucky California (service delis) in CA and NV.

  • Stater Bros. Markets recalled Chicken Street Taco Kits sold at stores in CA.

  • Taylor Fresh Foods recalled Marketside Bacon Ranch Crunch Salad Kits (use by dates up through 2/21/24) sold at Walmart stores in AL, AK, CO, CT, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NY, NC, ND, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, VA, WV, WY, and D.C.

What to do if you have the products: Discard or return product(s) to the store you purchased the affected items for a refund.

Rizo-Lopez Foods Dairy Products (expanded recall)

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Feb. 8: Rizo-Lopez recalled several dairy foods due to listeria concerns. Products were sold at Albertsons, Costco, H-E-B, and Trader Joe's. This is an expanded recall of Rizo-Lopez products after an initial recall on Feb. 5, 2024. For the complete list of expanded recalled Rizo-Lopez products visit FDA.gov.

Products affected: Trader Joe's Cilantro Salad Dressing, Chicken Enchiladas Verde, Southwest Salad, and Elote Chopped Salad Kit.

What to do if you have the products: Discard or return product(s) to Trader Joe's for a full refund. For any questions, contact Trader Joe's (626) 599-3817, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., ET or via their online Product Feedback Form.

Products affected: Simply Fresh Rojo’s Black Bean 6 Layer Dip Club Pack (two 20-ounce containers) sold at Costco locations in Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and Washington. Recalled dips have the following best by dates: Feb. 6, 14, 16, 21, 23, 29 and March 2, 7, 9, 14, 21 and 22.

What to do if you have the products: Discard or return dip to Costco for a refund. For any questions, call (800) 755-9925, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET.

Products affected: Fresh Creative Foods cheese ingredient used in products sold at Albertsons, Costco, and H-E-B. Products include:

  • Don Pancho Chicken Street Tacos (Use By Dates 12/12/2023 to 3/17/2024)

  • Don Pancho Cilantro Lime Crema Twin Pack (Use By Dates 3/21/2024 to 4/4/2024)

  • Don Pancho Everything Sauce Fiesta 3 Pack (Use By Dates 3/11/2024 to 3/26/2024)

  • H-E-B Cilantro Cotija Dressing (Use By Dates 1/13/2024 to 3/30/2024)

  • H-E-B Poblano Caesar Dressing (Use By Dates 1/14/2024 to 3/31/2024)

Note: Fresh Creative Foods also manufactured Trader Joe's Cilantro Salad Dressing mentioned in the first section above.

States where these products were sold include California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.

What to do if you have the products: Discard product(s) or return them to appropriate store for a refund. If you have any questions contact Fresh Creative Foods at (760) 597-1270.

Frigidaire Side by Side Refrigerators with Slim Ice Buckets

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Feb. 8: Frigidaire is recalling about 383,240 side by side refrigerators that contain an ice bucket part that can break causing plastic pieces to fall into the ice bucket. If dispensed out of the ice bucket these pieces pose choking and laceration hazards.

Products affected: Frigidaire Side by Side Refrigerators with Slim Ice Buckets manufactured between 2015 - 2019 and sold online at Frigidaire.com and at Lowe's, Home Depot, and other retailers nationwide from Nov. 2015 - Sept. 2019. The recall applies to the following model numbers:

DGHK2355TF, DGHX2655TF, FFSC2323TS, FGSC2335TD, FGSC2335TF, FGSS2635TD, FGSS2635TE, FGSS2635TF, FGSS2635TP, FPSC2277RF, FPSC2278UF, FPSS2677RF, LFSC2324VF, LGHK2336TD, LGHK2336TF, LGHX2636TD, and LGHX2636TF

You can find the model and serial # of your Frigidaire refrigerator inside on the right side above the top shelf.

What to do if you have the products: Stop using the ice maker and contact Electrolux Group at (888) 377-7563, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday - Friday, for a free replacement part. You can also email IceBucketRecall@electrolux.com or visit www.icebucketrecall.com or www.frigidaire.com for more information.

Rizo-Lopez Foods Dairy Products

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Feb.5: Rizo-Lopez is voluntarily recalling their dairy products due to concern of listeria contamination which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. This recall was expanded on Feb. 8, as noted above.

Products affected: Rizo-Lopez dairy products, including cheese, yogurt, and sour cream sold under the following brand names: 365 by Whole Foods Market, Campesino, Casa Cardenas, Don Francisco, Dos Ranchitos, El Huache, Food City, La Ordena, Rizo Bros, Rio Grande, San Carlos, Santa Maria, and Tio Francisco. To view product images visit FDA.gov.

Products were sold at Cardenas Market, El Super, El Rancho, Food City, La Michoacana, Northgate Gonzalez, Numero Uno Markets, Superior Groceries, Vallarta and Whole Foods Markets.

What to do if you have the products: Discard products. If you have any questions contact Rizo-Lopez at (833) 296-2233 (this line will be monitored 24 hours a day).

Trader Joe's Chicken, Lentil & Caramelized Onion Pilaf

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Feb. 2: Trader Joe's is recalling their Chicken, Lentil & Carmelized Onion Pilaf due to potential presence of foreign material. This product was sold at Trader Joe's grocery stores.

Products affected: Trader Joe’s Chicken, Lentil & Caramelized Onion Pilaf (SKU# 75473)

What to do if you have the products: Throw it away or return it to any Trader Joe's for a full refund. If you have any questions regarding this recall contact Trader Joe's Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 or via their product feedback form.

Bissell Muti Reach Hand and Floor Vacuum Cleaners

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Feb. 1: Bissell is recalling about 142,000 Multi Reach Hand and Floor Vacuum Cleaners (with floor attachment) because the battery pack can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Products affected: Bissell Multi Reach Hand and Floor Vacuum Cleaners sold from Aug. 2016 - Dec. 2022 at Best Buy, Kohl's, Lowe’s, Macy’s, Target, Walmart, and other retailers and online at www.bissell.com, www.amazon.com, www.hsn.com, and other online sellers.

Affected model numbers are 1985, 19851 (also called Multi Auto), 19859, 1985T, 2151, 21512, 21513, 21517, 21518, 21519, 2151A, 2151T, 2151W, 2151V. You will find "Multi Reach" on the hand vacuum portion of the product and model numbers on a rating label behind the dirt tank.

What to do if you have the products: Stop using. Do not throw battery away. Instead, contact Bissell for instructions on how to properly deplete and dispose the battery. Bissell will send you a free replacement vacuum.

Lovevery Slide & Seek Ball Runs

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Feb. 1: Lovevery is recalling Slide & Seek Ball Runs (with wooden knobs) sold in the U.S. and Canada because the toy poses a choking hazard.

Products affected: Slide & Seek Ball Runs sold at Lovevery.com as part of the Lovevery Babbler Play Kit (for children aged 13 -15 months) from June 2023 - Nov. 2023. The recalled products have a wooden knob on the door, but don't have a Lovevery logo on the bottom of the toy or a green sticker on the inside wall of the toy.

What to do if you have the products: If you have one of these recalled toys, immediately take it away from your child and stop using it. Lovevery is contacting and assigning case numbers (via email) to persons who purchased the toy. However, if you have the toy and have not received any notification from Lovevery you can check your product and get a case number. Lovevery will send customers with an affected toy a replacement Slide & Seek Ball Run for free.

Note: Canadian consumers can read about their Health Canada Lovevery recall.

January 2024 Recalls

Robitussin Honey Cough Syrup

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Jan. 24: Haleon is recalling certain lots of Robitussin Honey CF Max Day Adult and Robitussin Honey CF Max Nighttime Adult cough syrups because they might have microbial contamination. This could be really bad for people with weak immune systems, like causing serious infections. But it's bad news for anyone, really.

Products affected:

  • Robitussin Honey CF Max Day Adult 4oz - Lot Number T10810, Expiry 31 Oct 2025

  • Robitussin Honey CF Max Day Adult 8oz - Lot Numbers T08730, T08731, T08732, T08733, T10808, Expiry 31 May 2025 and 30 Sep 2025

  • Robitussin Honey CF Max Nighttime Adult 8oz - Lot Numbers T08740, T08742, Expiry 30 Jun 2026

What to do if you have the products: If you've got any of these syrups, stop using them right now. You can call Haleon's Consumer Relations team at 1-800-245-1040, and if you're feeling unwell after using these, seek advice from your medical provider.

Homedics Percussion Personal Massager

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Jan. 4: Get a massager for the holidays? The Therapist Select Percussion Personal Massagers are being recalled due to a potential hazard. These massagers can overheat while charging, posing fire and burn hazards. They were sold between September 2020 and November 2023 at Macy's, BJ's, Lowe's, JCPenney, Home Depot and online. So far, there've been 17 reports of the massagers overheating, including one report of a burn to a consumer's thumb.

Products affected: The recall includes the HoMedics Therapist Select Massagers with model number HHP-715. These massagers are black with a handle, housing, and massage head, featuring four interchangeable massage heads. To check if your product is affected, look for a 4-digit date code on a sticker under the barrel. If the manufacturing year on the date code is 20, 21, or 22, your product is part of this recall.

What to do if you have the products: Immediately stop using or charging them, and then contact HoMedics for instructions on how to receive a full refund or a refund in the form of a credit toward any HoMedics product (plus a 20% bonus).

December 2023 Recalls

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TGI Fridays Boneless Chicken Bites

Dec. 15: Simmons Prepared Foods Inc. is recalling about 26,550 pounds of TGI Fridays boneless chicken bites because they might have pieces of clear, hard plastic in them.

Products affected: The recall affects 15-oz cartons of "TGI Fridays Boneless Chicken Bites - Honey BBQ Chicken", lot code KL3K03, with a "Best By" date of 12/26/2024 and the establishment number "P-20287" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

What to do if you have the products: Don't eat the chicken bites. You can throw them away or take them back to where you bought them. If you have questions, call Simmons Prepared Foods at 1800-280-7185 or the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854).

Quaker Oats Chewy Bars

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Dec. 15: The Quaker Oats Company is recalling more than 40 different granola bar products and cereals due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Products affected: The recall includes a variety of Quaker granola bars and cereals with “Best Before” dates ranging from Jan. 9, 2024 and Aug. 2, 2024, with specific UPC codes and “Best Before” dates for each product. You can find them all on the official FDA announcement.

Granola Bars

  • Quaker Big Chewy Bars: Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, and Variety Pack

  • Quaker Chewy Bars and Dipps Variety Pack, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Chip Holiday Minis, Chocolate Chip Halloween Minis, Chocolate Chip Spring Minis, Chocolate Chip Valentine Minis, Dark Chocolate Chunk, Chocolate Chunk, Less Sugar Chocolate Chip, Less Sugar Cookies & Cream, Less Sugar Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Less Sugar Variety, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, S’mores, and Variety Pack

  • Quaker Chewy Dipps: Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Variety Pack, Mini Dipps Birthday Blast, and Mini Dipps Summer Night S’mores

Granola Cereal

  • Quaker Puffed Granola: Apple Cinnamon Cereal and Blueberry Vanilla Cereal

  • Quaker Simply Granola: Oats, Honey & Almonds Cereal, Oats, Honey, Raisins & Almonds Cereal, Protein Granola Oats, Chocolate, & Almonds Flavor

Included in Snack Boxes

  • Quaker Chocolatey Favorites Snack Mix, On The Go Snack Mix, Frito-Lay Snacks Variety Pack With Quaker Chewy, Frito-Lay Chips and Quaker Chewy Granola Bars Variety Pack, Crunchy & Chewy Snacks, Lunch Box Mix, Frito-Lay Popped & Baked Chips Variety Pack, Frito-Lay Snack Time Favorites, Tasty Snacks, and Ultimate Flavor Snack Care Package.

What to do if you have the products: If you have any of these products, do not consume them. Dispose of the products or contact Quaker for reimbursement. For more details, visit the Quaker website or contact their customer service.

November 2023 Recalls

Diet Coke, Fanta, & Sprite

     

Nov. 6: One of Coca-Cola’s bottling companies, United Packers, LLC, is announced a voluntary recall of certain soda products (Diet Coke, Fanta Orange, and Sprite) due to the potential presence of “foreign material” the cans. There was a similar recall in 2021, due to the possibility of metal bolts or washers in Minute Maid products.

Products affected:

  • 417 cases of Diet Coke (12 oz cans, 12-pack): Lot No. JAN2924MBD3, UPC# 49000028911, Best By 01/29/24.

  • 14 cases of Fanta Orange (12 oz cans, 12-pack): Lot No. JUL2924MBD3, UPC# 49000030730, Best By 07/29/24.

  • 1,557 cases of Sprite (12 oz cans, 12-pack): Lot No. JUL2924MBD3, UPC# 49000028928, Best By 07/29/24.

What to do if you have the products: If you have any of these soda packs, don’t drink them. You can return them to the place you bought them from for a refund. If you need more information or have questions, you can contact United Packers at their address: 5300 Coca Cola Rd, Mobile, AL 36619-1922, USA.

Malichita Cantaloupe

An image of a cantaloupe surrounded by graphics of the labels associated with products recalled in 2023 due to Salmonella concerns.

Nov. 24: An investigation into a salmonella outbreak has led to a recall of cantaloupes — which have been linked to the infections. So far, around 100 people in 32 states have gotten sick from the contaminated fruits — with Arizona, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ohio having the highest number of cases. The infections have led to two deaths and 45 hospitalizations.

Products affected: The recall includes whole cantaloupes from the brands “Malichita” or “Rudy,” labeled as “4050,” and “Product of Mexico/produit du Mexique.” These cantaloupes were sold at retail stores nationwide.

Also recalled are cut cantaloupe and products made from recalled whole cantaloupes:

  • ALDI cantaloupe, cut cantaloupe, and pineapple spears with Best-by dates between Oct. 27-31.

  • Vinyard cantaloupe chunks and cubes, fruit mixes, melon medleys, and fruit cups containing cantaloupe, most with a “Vinyard” label, and some with a red label with “Fresh,” sold between Oct. 30 and Nov. 10 in Oklahoma stores.

  • Freshness Guaranteed and RaceTrac fruit products sold at select retail stores in multiple states.

What to do if you have the products: Consumers, restaurants, retailers, and wholesalers should not eat, sell, or serve recalled cantaloupe or recalled products containing cantaloupe. If you have frozen cantaloupe for later use, check to see if it’s part of the recall and discard it if uncertain.

Publix Egg Custard Pie

Egg custard pie recalled from Publix

Nov. 17: Publix has recalled their private label Egg Custard Pies sold in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties (Florida) between Oct. 20, 2023, and Nov. 16, 2023. The recall is issued because these pies may contain an undeclared coconut allergen. People with coconut allergies may risk serious, life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products.

Products affected: The affected product is the Egg Custard Pie with the product number 4141537891, sold between Oct. 20, 2023, and Nov. 16, 2023.

What to do if you have the products: If you have purchased the Egg Custard Pie with the mentioned GTIN and purchase dates, return the product to your local Publix store for a full refund. Call Publix at 1-800-242-1227 for more info.

HMC Peaches, Plums, and Nectarines

Some of the bags of HMC-branded fruit recalled by the FDA, including peaches, plums, and nectarines

Nov. 17: HMC Farms, has voluntarily recalled whole peaches, plums, and nectarines sold at retail stores between May 1 and Nov. 15, 2022, and between May 1 and Nov. 15, 2023, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. This bacteria can cause severe infections, especially in vulnerable individuals. The recalled peaches have been linked to an outbreak where 11 people have gotten sick.

Products affected: The recall includes whole peaches, plums, and nectarines sold individually with PLU stickers or in consumer packaging. The affected products were distributed nationwide.

  • Peaches, Nectarines, and Plums in two-pound bags branded as “HMC Farms” or “Signature Farms.”

  • Individual Yellow Peaches with stickers labeled “USA-E-U” and bearing the numbers 4044 or 4038.

  • Individual White Peaches with stickers labeled “USA-E-U” and bearing the number 4401.

  • Individual Yellow Nectarines with stickers labeled “USA-E-U” and bearing the numbers 4036 or 4378.

  • Individual White Nectarines with stickers labeled “USA-E-U” and bearing the number 3035.

  • Individual Red Plums with stickers labeled “USA-E-U” and bearing the number 4042.

  • Individual Black Plums with stickers labeled “USA-E-U” and bearing the number 4040.

What to do if you have the products: Check your freezer for the recalled fruit, refrain from consuming it, and dispose of it. For more info, call 844-483-3867, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Apple Cinnamon Puree & Applesauce Pouches

The three different brands of applesauce pouches recalled by the FDA due to excessive lead.

Nov. 16: Elevated levels of lead, potentially causing acute toxicity, have been detected in certain apple cinnamon puree and applesauce products. Some kids got really sick eating certain brands of applesauce pouches, and now the FDA is pulling them off the shelves to keep everyone safe. Investigators believe the cinnamon is the source of the contamination. As of Nov. 16, 2023, there have been 34 reports of illness.

Products affected:

  • WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches (all lot codes and expiration dates): Sold nationally through multiple retailers including Amazon, Dollar Tree, and other online outlets.

  • Schnucks brand cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches and variety pack: Sold at Schnucks and Eatwell Markets grocery stores.

  • Weis brand cinnamon applesauce pouches (specific lots of UPC 041497216123): sold at Weis grocery stores.

What to do if you have the products: If you’ve got any of these apple pouches at home, don’t eat them or give them to anyone else. Toss them out or take them back to where you bought them to get your money back.

IKEA LETTAN Mirrors

Official product image of the IKEA LETTAN mirror, which has been recalled due to a laceration hazard.

Nov. 13: IKEA is expanding the recall of LETTAN mirrors due to a laceration hazard. The plastic fittings that attach the mirror to the wall can break, causing the mirror to fall, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Products affected: The LETTAN mirrors affected by this recall include:

  • LETTAN mirror 23 5/8×37 3/4 ” (Article Number: 804.353.05)

  • LETTAN mirror 31 1/2×37 3/4 ” (Article Number: 804.353.10)

  • LETTAN mirror 39 3/8×37 3/4 ” (Article Number: 604.352.69)

  • LETTAN mirror 47 1/4×37 3/4 ” (Article Number: 304.353.03)

These mirrors have date stamps before and including 2105 (YYWW) and supplier number 21944, with date stamps before and including 2325 (YYWW).

What to do if you have the products: If you have any of the affected LETTAN mirrors, immediately stop using them. Contact IKEA online or by calling 888-966-4532 to order replacement wall fittings (part number 139298/1) free of charge. The number of fittings required will vary based on the size of the mirror, so be sure to check your mirror and assembly instructions before ordering. Alternatively, you can return the mirror to any IKEA store for a full refund, and proof of purchase (receipt) is not required.

Mid America Dog & Cat Food

     

Nov. 9: Mid America Pet Food has issued a recall for 78 different pet food products due to potential Salmonella contamination after seven people fell ill with Salmonella Kiambu infection, possibly in connection with these products. While no pet illnesses have been reported, pet owners are advised to dispose of the affected products and watch their pets for any signs of sickness.

Dog food products affected:

Victor Super Premium Dog Food (Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Ocean Fish, Grain-Free, and other formulas)

  • Bag Sizes: 5 lb, 15 lb, 30 lb, 40 lb, 50 lb

  • Best by Date: Before 10/31/2024

Wayne Feeds Dog Food (Various Formulas)

  • Bag Size: 40 lb

  • Best by Date: Before 10/31/2024

Eagle Mountain Pet Food Pro Balance

  • Bag Size: 40 lb

  • Best by Date: Before 10/31/2024

Member’s Mark (Beef & Brown Rice and Salmon & Sweet Potato Recipes)

  • Bag Size: 30 lb

  • Best by Date: Before 10/31/2024

Cat food products affected:

Victor Super Premium Cat Food (Hi-Pro, Grain-Free, and Mers Feline)

  • Bag Sizes: 5 lb, 15 lb

  • Best by Date: Before 10/31/2024

Wayne Feeds Cat Food (Gold, Barn Cat Plus)

  • Bag Sizes: 16 lb, 40 lb

  • Best by Date: Before 10/31/2024

What to do if you have the products: If you have any of the recalled pet food, stop feeding it to your pets immediately. Dispose of the food securely to prevent other animals from accessing it. Clean and disinfect all pet-related items and surfaces. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling the product or cleaning up. For more information, call Mid America Pet Food Consumer Affairs at 1-888-428-7544 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Central Time. Make sure you have your proof of purchase, like a receipt or a bank statement that shows the purchase, to help you get a refund.

Tyson Fully Cooked Fun Nuggets

A package of the Tyson chicken nuggets recalled in 2023 due to the potential presence of metal pieces

Nov. 4: Tyson Foods is recalling about 29,819 pounds of “Tyson Fully Cooked Fun Nuggets” (that are shaped like dinosaurs) due to possible contamination with metal pieces. The recall was initiated after consumers complained about finding small metal pieces in the chicken patty products.

Products affected: Check your freezer; the recall includes 29-oz. plastic bag packages of “Tyson FULLY COOKED FUN NUGGETS BREADED SHAPED CHICKEN PATTIES,” with a Best If Used By date of SEP 04, 2024, and lot codes 2483BRV0207, 2483BRV0208, 2483BRV0209, and 2483BRV0210. These items have the establishment number “P-7211” on the package.

What to do if you have the products: Don’t eat them! If you have these chicken nuggets at home, throw them away or take them back to where you bought them. If you’ve got questions or need more info, you can call Tyson Consumer Relations at (855)-382-3101. If you’re worried about health issues, please see a doctor.

Yoocaa Baby Loungers

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Nov. 2: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled Yoocaa Baby Loungers after they concluded that they don’t meet safe sleep rules and can be dangerous for babies. They can cause babies to suffocate, fall, or get trapped because they’re made the wrong way without proper stands and with sides that are too short.

Products affected: All Yoocaa Baby Loungers sold on or after June 23, 2022, on Amazon.com. Look for “SLEEPING SET” on the tag or check for a “LOT: YYYYMMDD” marking with dates of 20220623 or later on the package.

What to do if you have the products: Stop using the lounger right away and email Yoocaa at yoocaa-cs@hotmail.com, or visit their website for a full refund and how to get rid of the product safely. Amazon and Yoocaa are also reaching out to people who bought them to help out.

October 2023 Recalls

Eye Drops from CVS, Target & More

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Oct. 30: The FDA has recalled certain over-the-counter eye drops from brands like CVS Health, Leader, Rugby, Rite Aid, Target Up & Up, and Velocity Pharma, due to potential bacterial contamination that could cause serious eye infections or severely impair vision. Even though the FDA hasn’t heard about anyone getting an eye infection from these products yet, they still want to exercise caution.

It’s the second eye drops recall this year; we saw one for Ezricare brand drops in January 2023.

Products affected: The recall includes 26 over-the-counter eye drop products under these brands (view the full list):

  • CVS Health

  • Leader (Cardinal Health)

  • Rugby (Cardinal Health)

  • Rite Aid

  • Target Up & Up

  • Velocity Pharma

What to do if you have the products: If you have any of these eye drops, don’t use them! Toss them in the trash or take them back where you bought them for a refund. If your eyes feel weird or hurt after using them, talk to your doctor or get medical help right away.

Don Miguel Foods Carne Asada Burrito

Photo of two of the recalled carne asada burritos from Don Miguel

Oct. 13: Don Miguel Foods has recalled a batch of their Carne Asada burritos, because they could contain Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can make people really sick. This was found out through lab tests. Right now, no one has reported getting sick from eating these, but it’s better to be safe and not eat them.

Products affected: The recall is for 7-oz. packages of “DON MIGUEL Hand Made BURRITO CARNE ASADA” with a date code of D23270 and an establishment number “EST. 20049,” made on Sept. 27, 2023.

What to do if you have the products: If you have these burritos, don’t eat them. You can either throw them away or take them back to the store where you bought them for a refund. If you have questions, you can call Don Miguel Foods at 800-523-4635 or go to their website at www.megamexfoods.com/contact-us.

Family Dollar Drugs & Medical Devices

the interior of a family dollar store

Oct. 5: There’s a massive Family Dollar recall happening at stores in 23 states after the company discovered that a number of medicines and medical devices were stored at the wrong temperature. Although nobody has reported any illnesses from using these products, Family Dollar is issuing a recall and is offering refunds to anyone who bought these products.

Products affected: It’s a long list of hundreds of drugs and medical devices, but they include a range of over-the-counter medications for cold, flu, and pain relief, oral care items like toothpaste and mouthwash, pregnancy and drug tests, first aid ointments, allergy relief tablets, digestive aids like antacids, and personal hygiene items like lip balm and eye drops.

These items were sold at Family Dollar stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

What to do if you have the products: Take them back to the Family Dollar where you got them. No receipt required. If you have questions, call Family Dollar Customer Service at 844-636-7687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST. If you’re feeling sick or have problems, talk to your doctor.

Slime Licker Sour Rolling Liquid Candy

a slime licker rolling candy case

Oct. 5: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall for 70 million Toxic Waste Slime Licker Sour Rolling Liquid Candies due to a potential choking hazard from the candy’s roller ball. Candies were sold for $2 to $4 at retailers, including Walmart, Five Below, and Amazon between June 2015 and July 2023.

Products affected:

  • Slime Licker Sour Rolling Liquid Candy (Blue Razz & Strawberry) 2 oz., UPC Code: 8-98940-00101-6

  • Slime Licker Sour Rolling Liquid Candy (Blue Razz & Strawberry) 2 oz., 2 pack, UPC Code: 8-98940-00191-7

  • Mega Slime Licker Sour Rolling Liquid Candy (Blue Razz & Strawberry) 3 oz., UPC Code: 8-98940-00169-6

  • Slime Licker Sour Rolling Liquid Candy (Black Cherry & Sour Apple) 2 oz., UPC Code: 8-50034-59720-1

  • Slime Licker Sour Rolling Liquid Candy (Blue Razz & Strawberry) 2 oz., UPC Code: 0-60631-91829-7

What to do if you have the products: Stop using the product and take away from children. To get free shipping to return any non-empty product and a full refund contact Candy Dynamics via phone at (877) 546-0483, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.CandyDynamicsRecall.expertinquiry.com. For more info, visit www.CandyDynamics.com and click on “Recall Information”.

Cocco Candy Rolling Candy

cocco candy rolling candy

Oct. 5: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the importer/distributor announced a recall of Cocco Candy Rolling Candy due to a potential choking hazard from the candy’s roller ball.

Products affected:

  • Cocco Candy Strawberry Flavored Rolling Candy

    • Unit Barcode: 8683363414008 Display Barcode: 8683363414367 Carton Barcode: 8683363414176

  • Cocco Candy T. Fruitti Flavored Rolling Candy

    • Unit Barcode:8683363414015 Display Barcode: 8683363414367 Carton Barcode: 8683363414176

  • Cocco Candy Cola Flavored Rolling Candy (Version 1 and 2)

    • Unit Barcode: 8683363414022 Display Barcode: 8683363414367 Carton Barcode: 8683363414176

What to do if you have the products: Stop using the product and take the candy away from children. To get a refund contact KGR Distribution Corp. via phone at (888) 802-8823, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday – Friday, email at Recall@kgrdistribution.com or online at www.kgrcandies.com. You’ll receive a refund or $2.50 or amount of purchase through PayPal, Zelle, or a check if you request. For more info, visit www.kgrcandies.com/recall.

 

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