July 2011 product recalls: Children’s gear to vehicles

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It’s that time of the month, when we once again take a look at what has been recalled. These July 2011 product recalls range from children’s gear to vehicles, with a few food products, such as meat thrown into the mix as well. Those that we will roundup today include the “Evergreen Fresh Sprouts, ” “Starbucks Bistro Box,” and also “Autos.” Some stand out more than others, but we have not come to accept these monthly occurrences as a part of life.

Let’s look first at the Evergreen Fresh Sprouts recall, which took place at the very beginning of the month due to a fear of Salmonella contamination. There was said to have been an outbreak of Salmonella, which affects young children and elderly more than healthy adults. For the latter the symptoms will be a high fever abdominal pain and vomiting. For more details on this please visit CDC.

Coffee chain Starbucks had to issue a recall of their Bistro Box on July 26, 2011, this was after their recent Chicken Wraps recall on July 19. Lawrenceville Flying Food Group produced the affected food products; Starbucks has since destroyed these food products. We have to stress that this only took place in Alabama and Georgia, so do not worry if you live in Seattle or New York. So far there has not been any reported illness due to the meat-based recall. Visit Starbucks for more information.

Product recalls that involves children were not as high as we have seen in recent months, but even one is too many in our eyes. Target had to issue a recall for the Circo Children’s Task Lamps, as there were concerns that they children could not only lacerate themselves, but there was also a fire risk as well. ConsumerReports has more on this.

Phil&Teds USA Inc had to issue a recall for their Explorer and Hammerhead Strollers, which was built from August 2010 to June 2011. There is an issue with the brake mechanism, which might fail and we cannot even imagine the harm that this could cause to children. If you fear that you are affected by this recall then please visit philandteds.com.

Fisher-Price Toys have not let us down, as they have had to issue yet another recall – although not on the same scale as we have seen in recent times. This latest one involves their Little People Builders’ Load ‘n Go Wagon built from July 2010 to 2011. There is a fear that the plastic handle could lacerate a child if he/she fell on it. You are advised to visit service.mattel.com for details on your free repair kit.

July has been a quiet month for car recalls, the most recent being the steering issue with the Volvo S80 built from March 8, 2006, to May 16, 2007. There are just 8,400 cars affected; you are advised to call Volvo on 1-201-768-7300. If you feel you might have a faulty model.

Ford also had to recall a number of their sedans and trucks, which we covered earlier this month. You can find more of the most recent car recalls here.

There was our list of just handful of the product recalls for the month of July, but worryingly there were many more.

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