IKEA Recall Child Safety Gates and Chocolate Amid Fall and Allergy Concerns
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IKEA recently announced several recalls, both in Australia and worldwide. Topping the recent list in Australia are safety gates and chocolate (yes, chocolate). In the U.S. and Canada, the company is also recalling more than 36 million chests and dressers due to toppling concerns. The Swedish superstore known for its DIY assembly products (and that cute little allen key that comes...
Important Plum Sleepbag Recall Over Entrapment/Strangulation Risk
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It’s chilly, and you want to keep your baby warm and snug when she goes to bed. That said, bundling her up in fluffy quilts or covering her in bulky blankets isn’t safe – especially when it comes to reducing the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). So, what do you do? You might just opt for a sleepbag. Sleepbags...
SA Health Orders Immediate Bean Sprout Recall over Salmonella Risk
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SA Health has today ordered a local mung bean sprout producer Star Tu, to recall all of its products and stop selling immediately after Salmonella Saintpaul samples were found in packaged bean sprouts. Chief Public Health Officer, Professor Paddy Phillips is advising South Australians to either throw out their bean sprouts or return them to the place of purchase. A...
Urgent Panadol Recall Over Fears Contamination Could Trigger Allergic Reactions
Children's Panadol is being pulled from shelves around the country with The Therapeutic Goods Administration warning batches contaminated with invisible fibres could prompt allergic reactions. Three batches of 200ml strawberry and orange flavoured Panadol for children aged 5-12 years are being recalled from pharmacies and wholesalers by manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Australia. The Therapeutic Goods Administration said in a statement on Thursday...
SPC Ardmona Recall Batch of Tinned Tomatoes Over Explosive Cans
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Increased pressure in the cans of Australian tinned tomatoes has prompted an SPC Ardmona Recall of whole peeled vine-ripened tomatoes nationwide. A packaging problem has been detected in a batch of the popular tomatoes, with the manufacturer calling for the batch to be pulled from supermarket shelves. Customers have been warned there is a risk of injury when opening the cans, which...
Streets Issue Blue Ribbon Ice Cream Recall Due to Foreign Matter in Tubs
UNILEVER has recalled 1.25 and 2-litre Blue Ribbon ice cream tubs sold around the country due to instances of plastic pieces being found in the tub, posing an injury risk. Those affected will have a best before date range between April 28, 2017 and April 27, 2018 and should not be eaten. According to reports, during the production process, plastic pieces have found their way into...
Big W Recall Infant Sleeping Bags Due to Choking Hazard
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Big W is recalling a range of their popular infant sleeping bags after it was found that press studs may come loose posing a choking hazard. In a statement issued yesterday, Big W claim the press studs could become loose and detach from both the Dymples Infants 00-2 and Miffy infant sleeping bags. The recalled Dymples Infants 00-2 sleeping bags are: Grey Bears -...
Toyota Recall Popular SUV Over Seat Belt Concern
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Toyota Australia has today announced a recall of approximately 98,000 RAV4 vehicles built between August 2005 and November 2012 due to a potential issue with both outboard seat belts of the second row seats. There is a possibility that, in the event of a high-speed frontal collision, the seat belt webbing could contact a portion of the metal seat cushion...
UPDATED: Lettuce Recall now includes Aussie Farmers Direct, Lite n Easy, 7-Eleven, Coles and Woolworths Amid Salmonella Risk
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Consumers have been issued with a Lettuce Recall by Victoria's Department of Health and warned not to eat pre-packaged lettuce from the Victorian-based Tripod Farmers company, after a higher-than-usual number of salmonella cases.  So far this year there's been a reported 28 salmonella cases, with the lettuce being the common source. The Tripod Farmers brand lettuce packs are sold at Woolworth...
Apple Recalls 12 Years of Power Adaptors Due to Risk of Electric Shock
If you’re an Apple user, then hold on! Macbooks, iPods, iPhones and iPads purchased between 2003 and 2015 may have been sold with a potentially fatal power adaptor. According to Apple, some two prong AC adapters may pose an electric shock risk. There were 12 incidents reported throughout the globe, resulting in a voluntary recall. The affected Apple adapters were shipped...