Smart Parenting on Recalls!

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  • Start with stand up exercise: If you are one of the following please stand… Are you a parent? Is there a child in your life you care about (niece, nephew)? How many of you have food allergies or know someone who has food allergies? How many of you have heard of salmonella or Listeria and don ’t want to get food poisoning?
  • Resource: www.safekids.org http://www.safekids.org/our-work/research/fact-sheets/toy-safety-fact-sheet.html
  • Riding toys including non-motorized scooters and tricycles are associated with more injuries than any other toy group. Resource: www.safekids.org http://www.safekids.org/our-work/research/fact-sheets/toy-safety-fact-sheet.html
  • Choose toys with care. Keep in mind the child ’s age, interests and skill level. Make sure that all directions or instructions are clear—to you and, when appropriate, to the child. Plastic wrappings on toys should be discarded at once before they become deadly playthings. Cribs: More infants die every year in accidents involving cribs than with any other nursery product. Thousands of infants are injured seriously enough to require treatment in hospital emergency rooms. Baby Gates: Baby gates are used at the top and bottom of stairs or in open doorways to prevent toddlers from falling or entering unsafe areas. But some baby gates themselves are dangerous. Due to entrapment areas. CPSC-consumer product safety commission (cpsc.gov) publications available on their website for various items (pick “Child Safety”) Corner posts should not extend more than 1/16 inch (1 1/2 mm) above the top of the end panel. Corner posts can be catch points for items placed around a child ’s neck or clothing worn by the child. 2. Mattress support hangers should be secured by bolts or closed hooks. All crib hardware should be securely tightened and checked frequently. 3. Bumper pads, if used, should (a) fit around the entire crib, (b) tie or snap into place, and (c) have straps or ties at least in each corner, in the middle of each long side, and on both the top and the bottom edges. To prevent your baby from becoming entangled in the ties, trim off excess length after tying. Use the bumpers until the baby can pull up to a standing position, then remove them so that the baby will not use them to try to climb out of the crib. cling to a baby ’s face and cause suffocation.
  • How and why products get recalled: If the manufacturer of a product discovers, or is alerted to a defective item then they send out a recall to distributors to have the item returned. The governmental website to get this information from is www.Recalls.gov Recalls Plus App uses: - CPSC - NHTSA - FDA - USDA - Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) - has jurisdiction over more than 15,000 kinds of consumer products used in and around the home, in sports, recreation and schools including: appliances, clothing, electronic / electrical products, furniture products, household products, children's products, lighting / lighter products, outdoor products, sports / exercise products - National Highway Traffic Safety Admission (NHTSA) – of the U.S. Department of Transportation provides recall information including vehicle and equipment campaigns from 1966 to present. The campaigns include motor vehicle products which experienced a safety-related defect or did not comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards: motor vehicles & related equipment, child safety seats, tires - Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – has jurisdiction over recalls involving the following: food, pet food, animal feed, drugs, vaccines, medical devices, other biologics , blood and plasma products, veterinary products, cosmetics - United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources - U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) – investigates consumer complaints about recreational boats and related equipment. Review safety tips, news, recalls, defects, and laws and regulations dealing with: recreational boats (including personal watercraft), boat manufacturer installed equipment, boating safety issues - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – provides leadership in the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. EPA has jurisdiction over recalls involving: pesticides, rodenticides, fungicides, vehicle emission testing
  • Tots in Mind Crib Tents Due to Strangulation and Entrapment Hazard - Death and Serious Brain Injury Reported Bumbo Chair – Serious Head injuries (Recalled in 2007, but still being sold everywhere, since the Recall 45 other kids have flipped out of the chair and parents continue to buy it) Aqua-Leisure Recalls Children's Trampolines Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Toys "R" Us Stores Nan Far Woodworking Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards; Sold Exclusively at JCpenney May 16, 2012 Release #12-179 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Five Retailers Agree to Stop Sale and Recall Tots in Mind Crib Tents Due to Strangulation and Entrapment Hazard One Death and Serious Brain Injury Reported WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and five retailers are announcing a voluntary recall to provide refunds to consumers who own crib tents and play yard tents made by Tots in Mind, Inc. CPSC is warning parents and caregivers who own these products that infants and toddlers are at risk of serious injury or death due to strangulation and entrapment hazards presented by these products. Tots in Mind recalled the play yard tents in July 2010 and offered a repair kit that is no longer available. The company is no longer in business and has stopped all sales. CPSC staff urges parents and caregivers to stop using these crib tents and play yard tents immediately. Do not attempt to repair these products. CPSC is aware of 27 tent failures including one fatality and one serious injury that occurred between January 1997 and April 2012 from crib tents and play yard tents made by Tots in Mind, Inc. In 2008, a two year old boy died after becoming entrapped between the bottom rail of a play yard tent and the top rail of a play yard. The fatality was reported in a prior recall with the firm in July 15, 2010. In 2007, a two year old boy sustained a catastrophic brain injury when the crib tent affixed to his crib tent inverted and the product ’s broken rod trapped him at the neck. The remaining 25 reports to CPSC involved inverted crib tents—entrapments between the tent and the crib/play yard or failures of the tent fabric and zippers. Three of these 25 reports also resulted in injuries; in one such case, a parent reported finding her child turning blue and entrapped between the product and the top rail of the play yard. Since Tots in Mind, Inc. is out of business, retailers who sold these products have stepped up to offer refunds or store credit to consumers. The crib tents and play yard tents can present an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers if the dome portion inverts inside the crib or play yard, or if the product becomes partially detached from the crib or play yard. The recalled products were sold at numerous retail stores including Bed Bath & Beyond/Buy Buy Baby, Burlington Coat Factory, Toys R Us/Babies R Us, Walmart and online on websites including Amazon.com, for between $60 and $85. Consumers should contact the store listed below where the crib tent was purchased to receive either a refund or store credit, depending on the retailer. If consumer is unsure of where the crib tent was purchased, see return policy for individual retailers below on their website: Amazon.com [ Amazon.com ] Bed Bath & Beyond / Buy Buy Baby [ bedbathandbeyond.com or buybuybaby.com or (800) GOBEYOND] Burlington Coat Factory [ burlingtoncoatfactory.com or (888) 223-2628] Toys R Us/Babies R Us [ toysrus.com or babiesrus.com or (800) 869-7787] Walmart [ walmartstores.com or (800) 925-6278] The recall includes various models of about 330,000 crib or play yard tents. Consumers can identify their tent by the 2 ”x 1½” label with Tots In Mind logo located on the non-mesh portion near the top of the tent. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Originally issued October 25, 2007 Last Revised May 26, 2011 Release #08-046 Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 376-4763 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Note: Change of phone number and website. Serious Head Injuries Prompt Recall of Bumbo Baby Sitter Seats - New Warnings and Instructions to Be Provided To Consumers WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Bumbo "Baby Sitter" Seats Units: About 1 million Manufacturer: Bumbo International, of South Africa Hazard: If the seat is placed on a table, countertop, chair, or other elevated surface, young children can arch their backs, flip out of the Bumbo seat, and fall onto the floor, posing a risk of serious head injuries. Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received 28 reports of young children falling out of the Bumbo Baby Sitter seat, including three skull fractures, which occurred when children fell out of chairs that had been placed on tables. Description: The bottom of the children's seat is round and flat with a diameter of about 15 inches. It is constructed of a single piece of molded foam and comes in yellow, blue, purple, pink, aqua, and lime green. The seat has leg holes and seat back that wraps completely around the child. On the front of the seat in raised lettering is the word "Bumbo" with the image of an elephant on top. The bottom of the seat has the following words: "Manufactured by Bumbo South Africa Material: Polyurethane World Patent No. PCT: ZA/1999/00030." The back of the seat contains the following "WARNING" - "Never use on a raised surface. Never use as a car seat or bath seat. Designed for floor level use only. Never leave your baby unattended as the seat is not designed to be totally restrictive and may not prevent release of your baby in the event of vigorous movement." Sold by: Target, Wal-Mart, Sears, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, USA Babies and various other toy and children's stores nationwide, and various online sellers, from August 2003 through October 2007 for about $40. Manufactured in: South Africa Remedy: Consumers should never use the infant seat on a table, countertop, chair, or other elevated surface. Consumers can contact Bumbo to obtain new warning label stickers and instructions, free of charge. The new warning label will state: "WARNING - Prevent Falls; Never use on any elevated surface." Consumers should use the Bumbo seat at ground level, but should never leave a child unattended. Consumer Contact: Contact Bumbo International at (888) 376-4763 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.keendistribution.com/customerCare.php May 17, 2012 Release #12-181 Firm ’s Recall Hotline: (888) 912-7087 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Aqua-Leisure Recalls Children's Trampolines Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Toys "R" Us Stores WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: First Fitness® Trampolines with Handlebars Units: About 40,000 Manufacturer: Aqua-Leisure Industries Inc., of Avon, Mass. Hazard: Metal fatigue can cause the handlebar to break away during use, posing a risk of laceration from exposed metal surfaces or other injury from a fall. Incidents/Injuries: Aqua-Leisure has received four reports of handlebars breaking from the metal connection joint during use. No injuries have been reported. Description: This recall involves First Fitness Kid ’s First trampolines with handlebars. The child-size toy trampolines have a red and blue metal handlebar, a blue nylon deck guard and a black jumping deck. “First Fitness” is embossed on the jumping deck in white letters. The trampolines can be identified by model number FF-6902TR and Toys R Us SKN 491463. The model and store numbers can be found on the lower right corner of the back of the packaging. A sewn-in tag on the bottom of the deck lists the factory date code of five numbers followed by “GLTX.” Sold Exclusively at: Toys “R” Us stores nationwide from September 2010 through April 2012 for between $45 and $70. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled trampolines from children and contact Aqua-Leisure ’s recall hotline for a full refund. Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Aqua-Leisure toll-free at (888) 912-7087 between 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm ’s website at www.aqualeisure.com April 12, 2012 Release #12-148 Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 967-5770 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Nan Far Woodworking Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards; Sold Exclusively at jcpenney WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Rockland Furniture Drop-side Cribs Units: About 16,700 Manufacturer: Nan Far Woodworking Co. Ltd., of Taiwan Importer: J.C. Penney Purchasing Corp., of Plano, Texas Hazard: The cribs' drop sides can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped, which can lead to strangulation or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear. Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and the firms are aware of five incidents involving drop sides that malfunctioned or detached, including one report of a child who became entrapped and sustained minor scratches and bruises. Description: This recall includes Rockland Furniture brand drop-side cribs imported and sold by jcpenney from 2005 to 2008. The wooden cribs used plastic hardware to attach the drop side. "Rockland Furniture" and the model number can be found on a rectangular label located on the lower portion of the headboard panel. The following six drop-side crib models are included in this recall: 343-8124 Nightingale Spindle Drop-Side Crib 343-8280 Cottage Standard Drop-Side Crib Version 1 343-8271 Cottage Standard Drop-Side Crib Version 2 343-9105 Drop-Side Crib and Changer 343-8191 Renew Standard Drop-Side Crib 343-8192 Renew Convertible Drop-Side Crib Sold at: jcpenney stores and online at jcpenney.com from January 2005 through December 2008 for between $150 and $400. Manufactured in: Taiwan Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Nan Far Woodworking for a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop side. In the meantime, find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child's age. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nan Far Woodworking at (877) 967-5770 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website www.rocklandimmobilizationkit.com Important Message from CPSC: CPSC reminds parents not to use any crib with missing, broken or loose parts. Make sure to tighten hardware from time to time to keep the crib sturdy. When using a drop-side crib, parents should check to make sure the drop side or any other moving part operates smoothly. Always check all sides and corners of the crib for parts separating that can create a gap and entrap a child. In addition, do not try to repair any side of the crib. Babies have died in cribs where repairs were attempted by caregivers. Crib age is a factor in safety. At a minimum, CPSC staff recommends that you do not use a crib that is older than 10 years old. Effective June 28, 2011, new, mandatory federal crib rules require that all cribs manufactured and sold after that date must meet new and improved safety requirements (pdf). Older cribs do not meet the new standard and can have a variety of safety problems. Check if your crib has been recalled at www.cpsc.gov
  • - Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Its the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged. - U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA issues recalls on other food as well as pet food and animal feed. - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government ’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
  • River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC of Salinas, CA is expanding its voluntary recall of retail and foodservice bagged salads, because they have the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. J&B Group, a Pipestone, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 456 pounds of steakhouse burgers because of misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product contains a seasoning mix with hydrolyzed soy and wheat proteins, known allergens, not declared on the label. Santos Agency, Inc. has initiated a recall of Santos Brand products i.e. various kinds of flours, legumes and spices because they may contain undeclared peanuts and wheat. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 19, 2012 - River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC of Salinas, CA is expanding its voluntary recall of retail and foodservice bagged salads, because they have the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes . Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Retail salad products under this recall were distributed throughout the United States and Canada under various sizes and packaged under the brand names of River Ranch, Farm Stand, Hy-Vee, Shurfresh, and The Farmer ’s Market. Foodservice salad products under this recall were distributed throughout the United States and Canada under various sizes and packaged under the brand names of River Ranch and Sysco. The recalled retail and foodservice salad bags have either “Best By” code dates between 12MAY2012 – 29MAY2012 or Julian dates of 118 and 125. The code date is typically located in the upper right hand corner of the bags. See attached list for the specific salad products, size, package type, UPC codes and states of distribution. No other products, brands or code dates aside from those listed below are affected by this recall. There have been NO reported illnesses associated with this recall. We are working closely with the Food & Drug Administration and California Department of Public Health. Consumers who have purchased this product should not consume it and are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact River Ranch at their 24-hour customer service center at 1-888-624-2569. WASHINGTON, May 19, 2012 - J&B Group, a Pipestone, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 456 pounds of steakhouse burgers because of misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product contains a seasoning mix with hydrolyzed soy and wheat proteins, known allergens, not declared on the label. The following product is subject to recall: [View Label ] 27-oz packages containing 6 4.5-oz. "No Name, Roasted Peppers, Onions and Mozzarella Cheese Steakhouse Burgers" with a Julian date of "03312." Shipping cases of "Beef Steakburger with Steakhouse Seasoning" with serial numbers of "1049XXX" a case code of "19051" and the Julian date "03312." The product bears the establishment number "Est. 8934" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were packaged on February 3, 2012 and were distributed to retail outlets in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The packages labeled "No Name, Roasted Peppers, Onions and Mozzarella Cheese" were incorrectly packed and instead contain a "Steakhouse Burger." The "Steakhouse Burger" product in the package includes a seasoning mix that contains soy and wheat proteins, known allergens. Soy and wheat are not included in the product's ingredient list on the label. FSIS and the company have not received any reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company's Consumer Relations Department at 1-888-387-1152. Media with questions about the recall should contact Elizabeth Kitt at Tunheim Partners at (952) 851-7225. Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov . "Ask Karen" live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 18, 2012 - Santos Agency, Inc. has initiated a recall of Santos Brand products i.e. various kinds of flours, legumes and spices because they may contain undeclared peanuts and wheat. Consumers who are allergic to peanut or wheat allergens may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume any of the products. The following Santos Brands Products (packed in USA) were shipped to retail stores throughout California only. The products affected were distributed between May 2011 and May 2012. All products are affixed with a label on the front side, packed in clear, plastic bags and there are no UPC codes, lot codes, or expiration dates on the products. The labels consist of a design of a house bordered by two columns with the word “SANTOS” on the roof of the house. May 24, 2012 -- Taylor Farms Retail Inc. is voluntarily recalling packages of organic baby spinach Taylor Farms Retail Inc. after a random sampling of the product by the USDA t ested positive for salmonella contamination. So far, no one has been sickened by eating the spinach and no problems have been reported. The organic spinach was sold in 19 states and distributed by Taylor Farms between May 9 and 10. Salmonella bacteria can cause nausea , vomiting, diarrhea , fever , and stomach cramps often within eight to 72 hours of eating contaminated food. This type of food poisoning can sometimes cause serious problems in young children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems. Three specific products were affected by the California-based company recall. One of them is 5-ounce packages of baby spinach sold under the label "Private Selections, Organic." Products with the UPC number 0-11110-91128-5, package codes TFRS 130B and 1503 KT34, and a best-by date of May 25, 2012, were recalled. The best-by code date can be found on the lower right side of the front label. A second item involved in the recall is 5-ounce packages of baby spinach also sold under the label "Private Selections, Organic." Products with the UPC number 0-11110-91128-5, package codes TFRS 130B and 1803 KT34, along with a best-by date of May 25, 2012, were also affected. These two spinach products were sold in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Taylor Farms Spinach Recall The third item recalled for possible salmonella contamination was 10-ounce packages of baby spinach sold under the brand name "Marketside Organic." Products bearing a UPC number of 6-8113132900-2 and the package code TFRS130B16 with a best-by date of May 25, 2012, were also affected. This baby spinach product was sold in Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. People who have bought the recalled items are advised not to eat them and to throw them out. More information about the recall is available by calling Taylor Farms Retail Inc. at (866) 508-7048.
  • Recalls.gov – this will track all types of recalls announce in the USA (consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics, environmental products). Consumer Bell – allows you to install widget on your blog for various recall updates (children ’s products, food, medicine). www.consumerbell.com Recalls Plus – specifically sets recalls for children ’s products and food allergens, and allows customization for you to create a specific product list. www.recallsplus.com
  • Resource: www.safekids.org http://www.safekids.org/our-work/research/fact-sheets/toy-safety-fact-sheet.html
  • Smart Parenting on Recalls!

    1. 1. Smart Parenting on Recalls
    2. 2. Why should I care about recalls? Each year since 2000, an average of 20 children ages 14 and under have died from a toy-related incident. In 2009, there were 12 reported toy-related deaths among children ages 14 and under in the U.S. Since 2000, it is estimated that an average of 168,000 children ages 14 and under are treated in emergency departments for toy-related injuries each year. In 2009, an estimated 185,900 children ages 14 and under were treated in an emergency department for a toy-related injury.(Reference: www.safekids.org)
    3. 3. An estimated 3 billion toys & gamesare sold annually in US In 2001, the cost of toy-related injuries among children under 5 years of age treated in U.S. emergency departments was approximately $385 million. Approximately 50 percent of toy-related injuries resulting in emergency department visits occurred to children under 5 years of age. Choking is a leading cause of injury among children ages 3 and under with coins and toys accounting for the most nonfood-related choking incidents. In 2009, more than 49,500 injuries to children were treated in emergency departments due to injuries associated with non-motorized scooters.(Reference: www.safekids.org)
    4. 4. How to Shop for Safe Products? Many toy-related deaths are caused by choking, drowning, a motor vehicle incident or strangulation. Check for safety guidelines set in CPSC Publications. Check the items packaging to see what materials were used to make the product. Be a label reader. Buy age-appropriate toys, as indicated by safety labels. Look for other safety labels including: “Flame retardant/Flame resistant” and “Washable/hygienic materials” on stuffed toys and dolls.
    5. 5. Who is out there to protectconsumers?What government organizations exist for consumer safety and setguidelines in the US? • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) • National Highway Traffic Safety Admission (NHTSA) • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) • U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    6. 6. Current product recalls? Tots in Mind Crib Tents Bumbo Chair Aqua-Leisure Recalls Childrens Trampolines Rockland Furniture Drop-side Cribs
    7. 7. Government Agencies on FoodFoodSafety.gov provides the latest information on all food recalls andalerts as well as food illness outbreaks. Content for FoodSafety.gov isprovided by: •U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) •Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) •Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) •U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    8. 8. Current food recalls? River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC of Salinas, CA is expanding its voluntary recall of retail and food service bagged salads J&B Group, a Pipestone, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 456 pounds of steakhouse burgers. Santos Agency, Inc. has initiated a recall of Santos Brand products Taylor Farms Retail Inc. is voluntarily recalling packages of organic baby spinach
    9. 9. Tools for tracking recallsThere are also other tools and apps on the market that can help youtrack recalls: • Recalls.gov – www.recalls.gov • Consumer Bell - www.consumerbell.com • Recalls Plus - www.recallsplus.com
    10. 10. Why should I use Recalls Plus? Recalls Plus gives parents peace of mind that they are not missing important recalls on their children’s products. Tracks thousands of product and food recalls from major U.S. government agencies, and notifies users of relevant recalls.
    11. 11. What makes Recalls Plus unique?Browse Recent Recalls, Search Specific Integration with Facebook and Twitter Blank slates provide guidance for user Recalls, Review Details makes signup process easy to quickly get started on app’s features
    12. 12. Create a personal watch listPersonal Watch List to Monitor Product Quick Lists let Users Create Relevant Inbox for alerts on user’s items and and Allergen recalls Watch Lists in No Time bookmarked recalls that user saved
    13. 13. Key features you can use on the App email Push notifications Watch List Products and User get alerts in their Inbox Allergens are continuously when there’s a relevant recall. monitored.
    14. 14. What should you do when a recalloccurs? Problem solved!! User can drill in an alert to User can contact see recall details. Remedy manufacturer to get to info allows user to take resolution of the recall issue. action by contacting the manufacturer.
    15. 15. Download App Now www. RecallsPlus.comApp Available on: iPhone, Android & Facebook Join our community on:
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