2011 November Product Recalls – November was a mild month for product recalls that included contaminated pine nuts, unapproved Virility Max dietary supplements and Ashland Glass vases. You can find more listings under “New This Week” on the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website. We also announce them as they are issued.
The Wegmans supermarket chain recalled 5,000 pounds of Turkish pine nuts because of possible salmonella contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. At least 43 cases of salmonellosis in California, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia are linked to the pine nuts, the FDA said Friday, citing the Centers for Disease Control. The agency warned consumers not to eat the nuts, offered for sale in unlabeled plastic bulk containers at Wegmans stories, or any food items, such as pesto or salads, that have been made using them.
Keime Inc. has recalled one lot of its Virility Max products because it contains sulfoaildenafil, an analog of sildenafil. Sildenafil is an active ingredient of an FDA approved drug for erectile dysfunction, making Virility unapproved drug. The undeclared ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.
Ashland Glass Vase
Michaels Stores is recalling 28,000 Ashland Glass vases because the product can break or fracture when consumers pick them up. It poses a laceration hazard. The Ashland vase is rectangular and made of clear glass. It is 12 inches tall, 8 inches wide and 2.5 inches deep. The SKU number 425827 and UPC number 6-927619-661665 are printed on a label on the bottom of the vase.