Recall: Starbucks ready-to-eat Chicken Products

In a news release yesterday, the Georgia based company Flying Food Group, LLC, announced a recall of chicken products produced for Starbucks ready-to-eat food lunches for suspected Listeria monocytogenes. Recalled products include:

  • 8.4-ounce packages of “STARBUCKS CHIPOTLE CHICKEN WRAPS Bistro Box”
  • 6.3-ounce packages of “STARBUCKS CHICKEN & HUMMUS Bistro Box”

The products have an enjoy by date of 071511 and the establishment number P-34373 inside of the USDA inspection mark. So far no reports of illness have been received.

Consumers affected by or with questions about the recall should contact the company’s representative, Ellen Pritsker, at (312) 243-2122.

Recall: Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heaters

Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic heaters, sold at Meijer stores inIllinois,Indiana,Kentucky,MichiganandOhiofrom October 2009 through April 2011. The heaters were also sold at various discount stores, dollar stores, and flea markets nationwide from November 2010 to April 2011. The oscillating mechanism in the heaters can short out, creating a potential fire risk to consumers. The recall applies to approximately 13,000 units. So far there have been two reports of fires causing property damage, but no injuries have been reported.

Consumers can return heaters to the nearest Meijer retail store for a full refund of the purchase price, contact Meijer at 800-927-8699 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at

Recall: Alcohol Prep Pads, Alcohol Swabs, and Alcohol Swabsticks

Although the worldwide recall was some six months ago, it is believed that many of the potentially deadly alcohol wipes remain in circulation. The bacteria found in the wipes was the type found responsible for killing a 2 year oldHouston boy, and is suspected in the deaths of eight others.

On January 5, 2011 the Triad Group, a manufacturer of over-the-counter products initiated a voluntary product recall involving all lots of their alcohol prep pads, alcohol swabs, and alcohol swabsticks. They were manufactured by Triad Group but are sold by private label by many different names at the consumer level. This recall involves those products marked as sterile and non-sterile products. This recall has been initiated due to potential contamination of the products with the bacteria Bacillus cereus. Using the affected products can lead to an infection caused by these bacteria.

The company does not believe all products were contaminated, but initiated a blanket recall for precautionary reasons.

Use of contaminated Alcohol Prep Pads, Alcohol Swabs or Alcohol Swabsticks could lead to life-threatening infections, especially in at risk populations, especially to sensitive populations.

They were distributed nationwide to retail pharmacies and are packaged in individual packets and sold in retail pharmacies in a box of 100 packets. The affected products can be identified by either the manufacturer “Triad Group,” or the products manufactured for a third party and that use the names listed below in their packaging:

Cardinal Health
PSS Select
Boca/ Ultilet
Moore Medical

These products were distributed in theUnited States,CanadaandEurope.

Affected consumers should not use the product and should call Triad Group Customer Service at 262.538.2900, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. CT.

What To Do If You Have Been Injured By A Recalled Product

Those who have become sick or injured or have sustained property damage as a result of any of these recalls may be able to receive compensation for their injuries, medical bills, and other expenses or damages.  If you feel you have been injured by a recalled product, contact an experienced products liability attorney.

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