Friday, April 20, 2007

Children's Necklaces Recalled For Lead Poisoning

A recall has been issued on necklaces made by Really Useful Products Inc. after it was discovered that the jewelry contains high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children. The jewelry recalled are Mood Necklaces - multi-colored pendants in the shape of hearts, moons, shamrocks, spiders, butterflies and lizards. The recalled "Diva" Necklaces are also pendants, in letters making up the words "ANGEL" or "Diva". Customers are advised to return the necklaces to the store they bought them from for a full refund. The recall is being issued in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Sunday, April 1, 2007

American Nutrition - Pet Food Recall (2007)

In the spring of 2007 another pet food product was added to the recall list. American Nutrition Inc. recalled a number of pet food products. It appears that the rice protein from an Ogden pet-food manufacturer tested positive for the chemical melamine when tested by the Food and Drug Administration. The company was asked to voluntarily recall pet foods manufactured with rice protein imported from China by San Francisco-based Wilbur-Ellis Co. Some of the company’s that are recalling pet food currently, claim that the American Nutrition company were adding rice protein concentrate to their products without their knowledge or approval. "It appears that ANI had been adding the unauthorized rice protein concentrate to Harmony Farms products for some time and only told the company when the FDA was about to conclude that some of ANI's rice protein concentrate (supplied by Wilber-Ellis) was contaminated with melamine," said a statement on the Harmony Farms site. (This story was originally posted in the Spring of 2007).