Sunday, January 21, 2018
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Recalls: Ricotta Salata Frescolina cheese, DFI canteloupe, Chicken strip products, more

Ricotta Salata Frescolina cheese

Company: Whole Foods Market.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product, made by Forever Cheese Inc., could be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

What models? Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand cheese was cut into wedges, packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with a Whole Foods Market scale label using PLU 293427. All sell-by dates through Oct. 2 are affected.

Where sold? Florida stores, including the one in Tampa.

What to do? Return it to the store for a full refund.

DFI canteloupe

Company: DFI Marketing Inc.

Quantity: 28,000 cartons.

Why? The product has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

What models? DFI brand cantaloupes packed in cartons of 6, 9, 12, 15 or 18 cantaloupes. All cartons are stamped with the word 826 CALIFORNIA WESTSIDE.

Where sold? Various Florida stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-559-449-0244.

Chicken strip products

Company: Serenade Foods Inc.

Quantity: 2,250 pounds.

Why? The products may contain plastic fragments.

What models? The 7.5-pound cases containing 30-ounce cartons of Milford Valley Farms crunchy chicken strips with the establishment number P-2375 and the UPC code 0-73981-32286-7.

Where sold? Various Florida stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-866-873-7589.

Prestigio high-back leather chair

Company: True Innovations LLC.

Quantity: 8,400.

Why? The seat plate can break, causing a fall hazard.

What models? Prestigio model leather office chairs were sold in black and have a five-leg metallic finish base with casters. The SKU number 181-265 and the words Realspace Soho and Prestigio High-Back Chair Black Leather are printed on a label located on the underside of the seat.

Where sold? Office Depot and OfficeDepot.com from October 2008-February 2011.

What to do? Call True Innovations toll-free at 1-800-379-9773 or visit www.trueinnovations.com.

Ford Edge

Company: Ford Motor Co.

Quantity: 5,499.

Why? The fuel line pulse damper metal housing may crack as a result of an improper manufacturing process, leading to a leak and potentially a fire.

What models? 2012 Ford Edge.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Ford toll-free at 1-866-436-7332.

Honda Element with wiring harness

Company: American Honda Motor Co.

Quantity: 5,216.

Why? The wire that supplies power to the trailer turn signal lights was inadvertently switched with the stop lamp wire. As a result the turn signals only illuminate when the brake lamps are illuminated.

What models? 2007-2011 Honda Element with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Honda toll-free at 1-800-999-1009.

Range Rider ride-on toy cars

Company: Bluestem Brands Inc.

Quantity: 4,700.

Why? The battery can overheat, smoke, melt and catch on fire.

What models? Range Rider ride-on toy cars with an off-road vehicle body style and plastic tires, model 90407B with a product code NI374, and model 90407G with a product code NU640.

Where sold? Fingerhut catalogs and Fingerhut.com and Gettington.com from September 2010-May 2012.

What to do? Call Bluestem toll-free at 1-866-931-5417 or visit www.fingerhut.com or www.gettington.com and click on product recall.

Children's water bottle

Company: H&M Hennes & Mauritz.

Quantity: 2,900.

Why? The water bottle's spout can break off, posing a choking hazard.

What models? The 16-ounce water bottles are pink plastic with a crackle design or blue plastic. The bottles have flip-top lids in coordinated pink and blue colors. H&M Sweden and www.hm.com are embossed on the bottom of the bottle. The water bottle contains the manufacture date in an embossed date clock on the bottom of the bottle. The inner circle on the clock contains the number 12 with an arrow between the two numbers. The arrow points at the number 6 in an outer circle of numbers.

Where sold? H&M stores from July-August 2012.

What to do? Call H&M toll-free at 1-855-466-7467 or visit www.hm.com.

Lamborghini Gallardo coupe, Spyder

Company: Automobili Lamborghini.

Quantity: 1,491.

Why? In certain driving conditions, the high pressure steering pipes near the steering assistance hydraulic system pump might leak and could result in a fire.

What models? 2004-2006 Gallardo Coupe and Spyder vehicles.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Lamborghini toll-free at 1-866-681-6276.

University Creamery ice cream

Company: University Creamery at Penn State.

Quantity: All made between May 16 and Aug. 11, 2012.

Why? The product may contain small plastic foreign objects.

What models? All ice cream and frozen yogurt.

Where sold? It was sold at the Berkey Creamery on the University Park campus of Penn State and at http://creamery.psu.edu.

What to do? Call the creamery toll-free at 1-855-677-0464.

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