Product, pharmaceutical, and food recalls can be scary. However, staying informed helps keep you and your family safe. Catching a recall notice before an adverse impact could save your or a loved one’s life.
The FDA publishes recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts on its website. Companies involved in recalls will typically include directions on how to receive a replacement product or whether the consumer should contact a doctor. Many of the advisories recommend throwing away products subject to recall. However, if become ill or are injured from an item you later find out is subject to a recall, you should keep it until you determine whether there is a connection.
Recent Pharmaceutical Recalls:
Matzim LA: Teva issued a voluntary recall for two lots of its hypertension drug Matzim LA (diltiazem hydrochloride) after testing revealed the tablets failed to dissolve correctly.
Recent Food or Beverage Recalls:
Capri Sun Wild Cherry Flavor: Kraft Heinz is announcing a voluntary recall of approximately 5,760 cases of Capri Sun Wild Cherry Flavored Juice Drink. The recall is due to a diluted cleaning solution being introduced into a production line at one of their factories. The “Best When Used By” date on the potentially impacted products is June 25, 2023.
King’s Hawaiian Pretzel Slider Buns, Pretzel Hamburger Buns, and Pretzel Bites: This is voluntarily recall of products following a recall of an ingredient used in the pretzel products from one of its suppliers, Lyons Magnus.
Crown Prince Natural Smoked Baby Clams in Olive Oil (canned 3 oz.): Crown Prince, Inc. is recalling 3 oz. canned Crown Prince Natural Smoked Baby Clams in Olive Oil. The recall occurred after FDA testing found detectable levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Recent Product Recalls:
Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray: Edgewell Personal Care Company issued a voluntary recall of three batches of Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30. The recall occurred after an some samples of the product contained levels of benzene.