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FDA: Recalls

Bravo Recalls Select Chicken and Turkey Pet Foods Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk
(Manchester, CT) Bravo of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Go To Site

Whole Foods Market Bedford Recalls Streusel Coffee Cake Due To Undeclared Tree Nut Allergen
Whole Foods Market is recalling "Plain Streusel Coffeecake" produced and sold in the Bedford, Massachusetts location due to an undeclared tree nut allergen. The product has a "Sell By" date between September 19 and September 30, 2014. Go To Site

Dominguez Foods of Washington Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Wheat, Whey (Milk), and Soy in “Su Cocina” Label, Pan Molido (Plain Bread Crumbs)
DOMINGUEZ FOODS WASHINGTON INC. of Zillah, Washington is recalling "SU COCINA" PAN MOLIDO (Plain Bread Crumbs) because it may contain undeclared WHEAT, WHEY (MILK), and SOY. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, milk, or soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Go To Site

CDC: Flu Updates

CDC: Travel Notices

Watch - Chikungunya in South America
In December 2013, French Guiana reported locally transmitted cases for the first time in South America. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with chikungunya and are spreading it to people. CDC recommends that travelers to the South America protect themselves from mosquito bites.  Go To Site

Watch - Chikungunya in Central America
In June 2014, El Salvador reported locally transmitted cases for the first time in Central America. Local transmission means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with chikungunya and are spreading it to people. Local transmission of chikungunya is now being reported in other countries in Central America. CDC recommends that travelers to the Central America protect themselves from mosquito bites.  Go To Site

Warning - Ebola in Guinea
CDC urges all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone because of unprecedented outbreaks of Ebola in those countries. CDC recommends that travelers to these countries protect themselves by avoiding contact with the blood and body fluids of people who are sick with Ebola. Go To Site

CPSC: Child-Related Products

IKEA Recalls Children’s Swing Due To Fall Hazard
The suspension fittings can break causing a child to fall from the swing, posing a risk of serious injury. Go To Site

Benetton Recalls United Colors of Benetton Boys Jackets; Waist Drawstring Poses Entanglement Hazard
The jackets have a drawstring at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors, posing an entrapment hazard. Go To Site

Livie & Luca Recalls Children’s Shoes Due to Laceration Hazard
A metal thread inside the interior shoe liner can loosen and poke through the shoe lining. Go To Site

CPSC: Household Products

Shivvers Recalls Country Clipper Riding Lawn Mowers Due to Fire Hazard
The ignition module in 2012, 2013 and 2014 riding lawn mowers with 27-horsepower Kohler engines can fail to ground, overheat and melt. Go To Site

Ross Stores Recalls Bistro Chairs Due to Fall Hazard
The chair's seat can fail to stay attached to the frame and the chair can collapse. Go To Site

Hearth & Home Technologies Recalls Gas Fireplaces, Stoves, Inserts and Log Sets Due to Risk of Gas Leak and Fire Hazard
The gas valve in the unit can leak, posing a fire hazard. Go To Site



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