March Recalls

March Recalls

Fashion company recalls child accessory due to high levels of lead present.  Handbag and accessory retailer, Kelly Wynne, announced a recall on about 1,050 “Mama & Me MINI Children’s Handbags”, as of February 24, 2022. Manufactured in China and imported by Kelly Wynne in Austin, Texas, the recall number is 22-731. The sale of the $28 product has been put to a screeching halt after an excessive amount of lead was found in the zipper, studs, zipper slider, and rivet of the handbag. The lead levels were much higher than the recommended lead content ban levels. Due to the toxic nature of lead, if ingested, children are at risk to suffer health adversities including poisoning. Kelly Wynne urges customers to take the bag away from children and contact Kelly Wynne or Nordstrom, depending on place of purchase, for a full refund immediately. Kelly Wynne and Nordstrom are contacting all known purchasers directly to provided pre-paid shipping labels to return the recalled products. For questions or concerns, customers should contact the business via email recall@kellywynne.co, phone at (512) 472-5762, and for more information visit their website at https://kellywynne.com/pages/consumerinformation.

2014 KIA Souls are being recalled over safety concerns regarding inactive front airbags. As of February 24, 2022, KIA announces another vehicle recall following a similar recall in January of 2022. Over 128,000 KIA Soul Hatchbacks are required to be repaired immediately due to the misfunction of the front airbags. KIA explained the issue derives from the airbag control unit- the unit losses communication that impacts the sensors’ ability to sense impact and release airbags in a vehicle accident. This poses a safety hazard to drivers and passengers as they can’t rely on the airbags to protect them from impact. Dealers are remedying this hazard by updating airbag control unit software for free. KIA plans to notify owners as of April 15, 2022, as they gather information. Until then KIA asks vehicle owners to reach out to the automaker at (800)-333-4542 for any further questions or concerns.

Golden Metal Mushroom Inc. of Los Angeles, California, recalls 5.25-ounce packages of Enoki Mushrooms due to the risk of Listeria contamination.  As of February 25, 2022, the food company discovered the potential risk after routine testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development found the presence of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious food borne illness symptoms. These symptoms include high fever, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, and are considered fatal to small children, the elderly, or those with a compromised immune system. As of now, no illnesses have been reported but Golden Metal Mushroom Inc. is taking preventative measures to remove the product from the shelves. The retailer urges consumers to discard or return the packages of Enoki Mushrooms to the place of purchase for a full refund. To contact the company with questions or concerns, consumers may reach out at (323) 720-9126, Monday- Friday.

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