Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Deals & Shopping

Recalls: Various brand bagels, Whole Foods Alaskan sockeye salmon, more

Toyota Corolla, Matrix

Company: Toyota Motor Co.

Quantity: 752,000.

Why? The airbag control module for the supplemental restraint system could have been manufactured with faulty circuit boards. If it malfunctions, it could cause a short, causing a buildup of heat or potentially causing the airbags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy when there hasn't been a crash.

What models? 2003-2004 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Toyota toll-free at 1-800-331-4331.

Lexus IS

Company: Toyota Motor Co.

Quantity: 270,000.

Why? A loose nut in the windshield wipers could cause the wipers to fail.

What models? 2006-2012 Lexus IS.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Lexus toll-free at 1-800-255-3987.

Various brand bagels

Company: BBU Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products may contain fragments of metal caused by a faulty manufacturing part.

What models? Thomas, Sara Lee, Publix and Weight Watchers bagels. For more details, please see www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm336565.htm.

Where sold? Various stores in Florida and other southern states.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-984-0989.

Whole Foods Alaskan sockeye salmon

Company: Whole Foods Market.

Quantity: One lot.

Why? The product may contain listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause a sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

What models? The 4-ounce packages of Whole Catch Wild Alaskan sockeye salmon, cold smoked and sliced, with the lot code 7425A2298B and UPC code 0 99482 40880 0.

Where sold? Florida Whole Foods Market stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-512-477-4455.

Annie's frozen pizza products

Company: Annie's Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products may contain fragments of flexible metal mesh caused by a faulty screen at a third-party flour mill.

What models? All varieties of Annie's Rising Crust Frozen Pizza with a best by date including and between 09Jan13 and 14Sep13. For more details, please see www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm336376.htm.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-888-825-6720 or visit www.annies.com/pizzarecall.

Lactated ringers, 5% dextrose injection

Company: Hospira Inc.

Quantity: One lot.

Why? A spore-like structured particulate, consistent with mold, was seen in the solution. If contaminated solution is used on a patient, this may cause thrombosis, phlebitis, bacteremia, sepsis, septic shock and/or endocarditis, or result in a fatal infection in a broad array of patients.

What models? Lactated ringers and 5% dextrose injection, USP, 1000 mL, flexible container, NDC 0409-7929-09.

Where sold? Through wholesalers/distributors, hospitals and pharmacies.

What to do? Call Hospira toll-free at 1-800-615-0187.

Super Power supplement

Company: Freedom Trading.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product has trace amounts of an FDA-approved drug, sildenafil. Sildenafil is the active pharmaceutical ingredient in an FDA-approved drug that is used to treat erectile dysfunction, making this product an unapproved new drug. This undeclared active ingredient poses a threat to consumers because sildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin), and could lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

What models? Super Power, lot L08108, expiration 06/2015.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-866-780-6474.

Hartz dog food

Company: Hartz Mountain Corp.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products contain trace amounts of unapproved antibiotic residue.

What models? Hartz Chicken Chews and Hartz Oinkies Pig Skin Twists wrapped with chicken for dogs.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Hartz toll-free at 1-800-275-1414.

Bicycles and frame sets

Company: Specialized Bicycle Components Inc.

Quantity: 12,200.

Why? The steerer tube in the front fork can break, posing a fall hazard.

What models? All models of the 2012 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Crux and 2013 Secteur Disc.

Where sold? Authorized dealers.

What to do? Call Specialized Bicycle Components toll-free at 1-877-808-8154 or visit www.specialized.com.

Toyota vehicles

Company: Southeast Toyota Distributors LLC.

Quantity: 3,235.

Why? The calibration system for the passenger seat airbags may not have been tested and may not operate correctly, posing a risk hazard in a crash.

What models? 2009-2012 Tacoma, 4Runner, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Prius and RAV4; 2009-2010 Avalon, FJ Cruiser and Highlander Hybrid; 2010-2013 Corolla, Sienna and Tundra; 2009-2013 Highlander and Venza; 2012 Prius V; and 2010-2012 Sequoia.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Toyota toll-free at 1-800-301-6859.

Comments
5 things to do under $5: Sand mandala construction, Blast Friday, get outdoors at Bass Pros Shops

5 things to do under $5: Sand mandala construction, Blast Friday, get outdoors at Bass Pros Shops

1 Tibetan Monksí Mandala: As part of a Sacred Art Tour, eight Dalai Lama-sanctioned monks from India will be at the Florida CraftArt Galleries for a week to create a sand mandala of the Green Tara, a female representation of the Buddha of Compassion....
Published: 05/23/18
Meet beauty influencer Nicol Concilio and drop anchor at Ship Chicís block party

Meet beauty influencer Nicol Concilio and drop anchor at Ship Chicís block party

BEAUTY INFLUENCER: MEET NICOL CONCILIOThanks to the magic of the internet, self-taught beauty vloggers have become so influential that major cosmetics brands are teaming up with them to create special products. One such vlogger is Nicol Concilio, who...
Published: 05/17/18
Plan your weekend May 18-20: Royal wedding watch parties, David Koechner, Fiesta Maxima, half off Dali admission

Plan your weekend May 18-20: Royal wedding watch parties, David Koechner, Fiesta Maxima, half off Dali admission

What's happening this weekend in Tampa Bay.
Published: 05/16/18
Updated: 05/18/18
Ticket window: Christina Aguilera, Shawn Mendes, Dierks Bentley and Paul Anka on sale this week

Ticket window: Christina Aguilera, Shawn Mendes, Dierks Bentley and Paul Anka on sale this week

Tickets for the following events go on sale this week:ē Wiz Khalifa, 6 p.m. Aug. 16 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, $29-$125.95, on sale at noon Friday at the box office, 4802 U.S. 301 N, and via Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com, ...
Published: 05/16/18
5 things to do under $5: Bike to Work Day, Woofstock, Leonard Bernstein celebration

5 things to do under $5: Bike to Work Day, Woofstock, Leonard Bernstein celebration

1Bike to Work Day: If youíre too nervous to face Tampa streets on your own, seven neighborhood meetup locations have been set up in South Tampa, Ybor and Tampa Heights for a Friday morning ride with experienced cyclists. Leaving at about 7:10 a.m., t...
Published: 05/16/18
Romaine lettuce illnesses are now in Florida. What does it mean for Tampa Bay?

Romaine lettuce illnesses are now in Florida. What does it mean for Tampa Bay?

Caesar salad fans, youíre not going to like this.Eating romaine lettuce has been a no-no for about two months, when a string of related food poisonings emerged around the country. Until now, Florida has been mostly unaffected.But an update Wednesday ...
Published: 05/11/18
Get your vintage fix at Wood Paper Stone, the Wedding Flea returns and a Motherís Day market

Get your vintage fix at Wood Paper Stone, the Wedding Flea returns and a Motherís Day market

VINTAGE FIX: WOOD PAPER STONEA big shout-out to Facebook for introducing me to Wood Paper Stone. The new boutique in the Skyway Marina Mall is home to the vintage collection of Fabulous Artifacts, a.k.a. Lisa Lippincott. Just scrolling through the Fa...
Published: 05/10/18
Plan your weekend May 11-13: Mother’s Day fun, AirFest, Third Eye Blind, Darci Lynne Farmer, Florida Orchestra salutes Michael Jackson

Plan your weekend May 11-13: Mother’s Day fun, AirFest, Third Eye Blind, Darci Lynne Farmer, Florida Orchestra salutes Michael Jackson

Plan your weekend † Holiday Mother’s Day: While breakfast in bed and a bunch of flowers are nice, consider treating your mother to a day of fun together this Sunday. Mom can get in free with a paid loved one for a range of experiences, from...
Published: 05/09/18
Updated: 05/11/18
5 things to do under $5: Free tours of Bok Tower Gardens, Florida Orchestra for kids, Family Tennis Festival

5 things to do under $5: Free tours of Bok Tower Gardens, Florida Orchestra for kids, Family Tennis Festival

1 National Public Gardens Day: The American Public Gardens Association provides up to four free passes to Bok Tower Gardens per person. Located about 25 miles southeast of Lakeland, the lush tropical garden and bird sanctuary was opened nearly 90 yea...
Published: 05/09/18
Mother's Day free admissions, brunches and more in Tampa Bay

Mother's Day free admissions, brunches and more in Tampa Bay

Sunday is Mother’s Day, and it’s all about the women who gave us life, good advice and the occasional stink-eye when we needed it. If you are scratching your head about what to get dear old Mom, relax. We got you. While breakfast in bed ...
Published: 05/08/18
Updated: 05/10/18