We expect manufacturers to know what they’re stocking the shelves with. We trust those products to be safe. But things have a way of slipping through the cracks.
Fortunately, several federal regulatory agencies monitor for and recall products that pose a risk to consumers.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is one example. Federal law requires manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers to notify the agency of potentially dangerous consumer goods within 24 hours of discovery. The CPSC and other regulatory agencies, like the Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration, then publish recall reports.
Recalls happen more often than you might think — but don’t feel like you have to constantly check for new recall reports. Money Talks News has you covered.
Following is a roundup of the foods and goods that have been recalled since last Friday, so take a look and make sure you and your loved ones aren’t eating or using any of them. Then sign up for the Money Talks Newsletter so you don’t miss our next recall roundup. Look for it every Friday afternoon.
Other foods and drinks
The Food and Drug Administration regulates most foods and drinks — aside from meat from livestock, poultry and some egg products — as well as pet food. The FDA-regulated foods that have been recalled in the past week, and the reasons why, are as follows. If you purchased any of them, visit FoodSafety.gov or click the applicable link below to learn more about the recall and what you should do with the product.
- Golden Owl Dried Mango — undeclared sulfites
- Raw Farm Raw Cheddar Cheese — possible E. coli contamination
- Rico Ready-to-eat Enchiladas with Queso Fresco — possible Listeria contamination
Outbreak note: Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website to learn more about the E. coli outbreak linked to raw cheese or the Listeria outbreak linked to queso fresco and cojita cheese.
Drugs, supplements and medical devices
In addition to many foods, the FDA regulates drugs, supplements and more than 6,000 types of medical devices sold in the U.S. Many of the products they oversee are sold to consumers, while others are sold directly to hospitals and other medical care providers. Regardless, it’s good to know which items may hurt your health instead of helping it.
Drugs and supplements recalled in the past week are as follows. If you purchased any of them, click the applicable link below to learn more about the recall and what you should do with the product.
Medical devices recalled recently are as follows.
Other consumer products
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is responsible for recalls for more than 15,000 types of consumer products. Those that the CPSC has recalled in the past week are as follows. If you purchased any of them, visit the CPSC’s website to learn more about the recall, including any steps you should take (which will be listed in the “Remedy” section of a CPSC recall).
- Toshiba Laptop AC Adapters
- JURLEA Area Rugs
- 2022-2024 MATRYX Snowmobiles with PATRIOT 650 and 850 Engines
- Spring Spirit and Biloban Pack and Play Mattresses
- Magik & Kover Pack and Play Mattresses
- Bulldog Biometric Firearm Safes
- Machir Biometric Personal Safes
- MouTec Biometric Firearm Safes
- Awesafe Biometric Gun Safes
- MSR camping cooking pots
- IKEA ÅSKSTORM 40W USB Chargers
- EVAS 20 lb. propane exchange cylinders
Vehicles and parts
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, oversees investigations into motor vehicle safety defects and recalls products. Following are recalls from the past week. If you’ve purchased any of these products, visit the NHTSA website to learn why it was recalled and what you should do next (which will be listed in the “Remedy” or “Notes” section of a NHTSA recall).
- Certain Mercedes-Benz 2023-2024 vehicles