Kobalt recall

Saw recall: More than 256,000 Kobalt cordless saws sold at Lowe’s recalled for ‘laceration hazard’ – USA TODAY

Published 6:27 p.m. ET Sept. 24, 2020


Two different electric, cordless saws sold at Lowe’s stores nationwide and on the home improvement chain’s website are being recalled because they pose a “laceration hazard.”

More than 256,000 saws are included in the two recalls posted this week on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website

No injuries have been reported, but consumers are urged to stop using the recalled saws immediately and to contact distributor Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free repair.

For 106,400 Kobalt brand 40-volt Lithium Ion 8-inch Cordless Electric Pole Saws, the recall says the switch “can fail while under a heavy load, and cause the unit to continue running after the user releases the trigger, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.”

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Another 150,000 Kobalt Brand 40-volt Lithium Ion Cordless Electric Chainsaws are also being recalled because the saws can remain “on,” the recall states. There have been 48 reports of the “switch contacts welding causing the chainsaw to remain in the ‘on’ position.”

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The chainsaws cost about $200 and were sold from January 2014 through March 2020. The pole saws were sold from March 2017 through October 2019 for about $180.

To learn more about the recall, contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading toll-free at 855-378-8826 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET and Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

The recall notices say more information is available at when consumers click on “Important Safety Notice.” However, the new recalls were not listed on the website Thursday afternoon.

Follow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko

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Recall: Red onions expected in salmonella outbreak shipped to all 50 states and Canada – USA TODAY

Published 6:52 p.m. ET Aug. 3, 2020


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Red onions potentially contaminated with salmonella were shipped to supermarkets and restaurants in all 50 states and Canada, health officials say.

Thomson International of Bakersfield, California, on Saturday recalled all red, white, yellow and sweet yellow onions shipped from May 1 through the present out of concern they might be affected, according to the Food and Drug Administration. 

Onions were sold in cartons, weighing five pounds to 50 pounds, and mesh sacks (ranging from 2 pounds to 50 pounds) under brand names including Thomson Premium, TLC Thomson International, Kroger, Food Lion, Hartley’s Best, Tender Loving Care, El Competitor, Imperial Fresh, Onions 52, Majestic and Utah Onions.

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Onions were distributed to wholesalers, restaurants, and retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. To see packaging photos of the onions go to the FDA website.

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the FDA is investigating a multi-state outbreak of salmonella newport infections possibly linked to the onions. But so far, the FDA has found no specific source of contamination has been identified is also investigating other potential sources of contamination, the agency says.

So far, officials have reported 396 illnesses and 59 hospitalizations in 34 states. No deaths have been reported, according to the CDC

Canadian health officials on July 30 said red onions from the U.S. might be the potential source of a salmonella outbreak in Canada.

Those who become ill from salmonella often develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps from six hours to six days after exposure, the CDC says. Persons with more severe cases may have a high fever, aches, headaches, lethargy, rashes, and blood in the urine or stool. The illness can be fatal; salmonella leads to about 420 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the CDC.

Consumers should not eat any of the recalled onions – or any onions they think might be from Thomson. They should also disinfect any surfaces that came into contact with the onions. Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling Kim Earnshaw at 661-845-1111.

Follow Mike Snider on Twitter: @MikeSnider.

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Walmart, Aldi recall salad mixes due to cyclospora – WFLA

by: CNN Newsource

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(CNN) – The Food and Drug Administration says it has linked more items to a multi-state outbreak of cyclospora infections.

Walmart Marketside classic iceberg salad bags are now part of the recall.

The recall applies to 12- and 24-ounce bags sold in Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

The products contain iceberg lettuce, carrots and red cabbage.

Officials say the Illinois company Fresh Express produced the salads.

Earlier this month, it recalled similar items sold at midwestern Aldi and Jewel-Osco stores.

The CDC says laboratory tests confirm cyclospora infections in 206 people. No one has died, but 23 patients have been hospitalized.


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