Frozen Avocado Pulp and Halves are being recalled due to possible Listeria Contamination

avocado recall - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration announced a recall of frozen avocado products from Fine Mexican Food Products, Inc. (FMP) because of possible Listeria Monocytogenes contamination. While no illness has been reported with the products, the company is recalling the products out of extreme caution.

There was 20 pounds of avocado pulp that tested positive multiple times for Listeria Monocytogenes at the same Peru factory that FMP products were processed. FMP has halted importing avocados from this location until the incidence has been completey investigated.

Anyone that has the following products should return them to the distributor for a refund. The products were distributed since June 2010.

Exercise Equipment Recall - Resistance Bands and Cord Kits sold at Target Stores need Repairs

One of the packages involved in the recall -

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), along with Target, have announced the recall of around 447,000 Embark Resistance Cords and Cord Kits. The company wants to repair the unit to prevent injuries to the consumers.

Target received three reports of injuries from using the Resistance Bands. The black plastic ball on the resistance cord could release while being attached to a door, which could hit the consumer. Two reports of people involved permanent vision loss because they were hit in the eye by the door anchor ball. The extent of the injury to the third victim is unknown, according to Target. .

To remedy the problem, Target will be providing instructions on how to properly repair the resistance cords so that they are safe to use again. Consumers are instructed to stop using the resistance band products until they are able to complete the necessary repair.

Pourable Gel Fuel Recall - Serious Flash Fire and Burn Hazard Risk

Pourable Gel Fuel Recall - Serious Flash Fire and Burn Hazard Risk - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) along with nine manufacturers and distributers announced a voluntary recall of around 2 million pourable gel fuel products due to a high risk of having a flash fire. People have died and sustained serious burn injuries with this product. The danger occurs when consumers pour the gel fuel onto an already burning fire.

The CPSC knows of 65 reports of flash fire or burn injuries. There were 37 burn injuries reported and two people have died. Out of these burn injuries, 34 people had to be hospitalized with second and third degree burns sustained to their face, chest, hands, arms, or legs.

Twenty-eight of the reports involved one particular manufacturer, Napa Home & Garden. The company had issued a June 2011 recall for their gel fuel. The CPSC said that regardless of the manufacturer, all pourable gel fuel has the same danger of causing a flash fire.

Recall announced for Step Stools sold at Target – Could collapse and cause Injury

Step stools being recalled -

(Best Syndication News) - Target Corporation along with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of step stools with a storage compartment. The step stool could collapse during use, which could injure the person from the fall.

Target received 27 reports of the step stools breaking or collapsing. Two adults were injured with fractured wrists. One person also suffering a fractured hip and pelvis. Six children and one adult sustained minor injuries like scrapes and bruises.

There was a previous recall of similar step stools on August 4, 2011. This new announcement is for even more units. The most recent recall involved 341,000 step stools, while the August 4th recall involved 206,000. The step stools were sold at Target retail stores and online at between January 2007 through October 2010 for between $25 and $30.

Desk Chair recall announced by Office Depot

Realspace™ PRO 3000 Series Desk Chairs recall announced -

(Best Syndication News) - Office Depot along with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announced a voluntary recall of Realspace™ PRO 3000 Series Desk Chairs. The chairs tilt function could pinch a person’s finger. There is a free repair kit available to consumers who own the recalled chair.

Office Depot received a report from one person whose fingers were pinched by the tilt mechanism. The spot that can pinch the fingers is located at the front underside of the chair.

Around 34,000 chairs in the US and 425 in Canada are involved in the recall. The Realspace™ PRO 3000 Series Desk Chairs were sold exclusively at Office Depot retail stores and online at for around $170 between May 2009 and June 2011.

The ™ PRO 3000 Series Custom Fit desk chair has a mid-back height and is upholstered with black fabric. The SKU number is 996-190.

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