RIDGID NXT wet-dry vacuums recalled – About 208,000 RIDGID NXT wet-dry vacuums, models HD06000 and HD09000 from Emerson Tool Co. They were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores nationwide and online at www.homedepot.com from March 2018-July 2018. The power switch can become dislodged and expose energized wiring, posing a shock hazard to consumers. No injuries have been reported. Emerson Tool will provide a free replacement powerhead assembly.
Green Sprouts Infant Rattles from Whole Foods Market Recalled – About 6,100 Green Sprouts multicolored flower rattles imported by I Play Inc. They are made of wood measure 2½ inches long by 2½ inches wide by 4 inches high. Attached to the handle are three round wooden balls shaped like flowers, including one that contains a silver metal bell, all attached with an elastic cord. The rattles were sold at Whole Foods Market stores and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from December 2014-October 2018. Pieces can come loose, posing a choking hazard to infants. There have been at least three reports of pieces detaching. No injuries have been reported.
Ford F-150 recall affecting 400K vehicles to begin – Ford Motor Company’s safety recall of more than 400,000 U.S.-based F-150 trucks was expected to begin on Monday, according to federal officials. The recall applies to owners of F-150 trucks manufactured between 2015 and 2019, as well as Super Duty trucks manufactured between 2017 and 2019. Ford will repair a flaw that allows water and other contaminants to reach an engine block heater cable’s splice connector, potentially shorting out the engine and rendering vehicles inoperable.
Losartan, blood pressure medication, recalled over carcinogen concerns – Another drug company has recalled a version of losartan blood pressure medication over concerns the drug contains tiny amounts of a carcinogen. Torrent Pharmaceuticals last week recalled eight more lots of losartan potassium tablets, on top of the two it recalled last month.
82 tons of raw turkey recalled as Salmonella Reading outbreak turns deadly – More than 164,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Reading, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The recalled turkey was shipped to retail locations nationwide. Based on the continuing investigation, additional products from other companies may also be recalled. FSIS is concerned that some of the recalled turkey may be frozen and in consumers’ homes. Anyone who has purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.