February has not been a good month for business. Especially for swings manufacturers, soda distributors, or cutlery companies. Between February 19th and 25th, thousands of products have been pulled from the shelves because of health hazards posed to the consumers.
Little Tikes Swings
Last week, Little Tikes voluntarily recalled over 500,000 swings following 140 reports of toddlers falling after the seats broke. Unfortunately, 37 children were injured and two others ended up in the emergency room with broken arms before the faulty products were pulled from the shelves.
On February 23th, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission officially announced the recall of the Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug `n Secure toddler swings. The list of faulty products includes swings manufactured from November 2009 through May 2014 with model number 615573 stamped on the seat.
While keeping oneself from injury while cooking most of the time depends on that person’s ability to wield a knife, Calphalon demonstrated it is possible for cookware to work against the chefs. During the second half of the month, the company received over 3,000 reports of broken knives and was forced to pull the plug on distribution. Out of the multitude of enraged customers that sustained injuries while working with the knives, four required stitches, the reports revealed.
Hence, two million knives manufactured from August 2008 through March 2016 were pulled from the shelves, including knives sold individually, in sets, utility knives, paring, chef, and santoku.
SodaStream Bottles Recall
According to multiple reports, several SodaStream bottles exploded under pressure. Hence, the company was forced to recall its plastic, blue-tinted, one-liter carbonating bottles. The expiration date for the products in question is 4/2020.
Fortunately, no injuries associated with the SodaStream’s exploding bottles have been reported. Nevertheless, they do pose a health risk for the consumers, hence the recall, said company officials.
Ready Pac Puro Picante Blazin’ Hot salads
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service statement released on February 23rd, approximately 59,000 pounds of a variety of Ready Pac Foods’ chicken salad product may be contaminated with listeria.
The products in question have been since recalled. They were manufactured between January 17th, 2017 and February 17th, 2017 and served in 7.5-oz. single serve salad bowl packages of Ready Pac Foods Puro Picante Blazin Hot.
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