Posts Tagged ‘recall’

Skippy Peanut Butter Recall

March 9, 2011

This week Skippy Peanut Butter was recalled for being contaminated with salmonella, a bacterial infection known to cause illness or fatality in children, the elderly, or those with a weak immune system.  The contamination was discovered during a routine sampling of the product.  The products that are affected are:

  • Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread
  • Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread

Skippy Peanut Butter has recalled two of its products over salmonella contamination. If you live in one of 16 states in the United States and your jar of Skippy peanut butter's UPC code or best-if-used-by date match those listed in the recall, throw away the jar immediately.This recall is in sixteen different states in the United States, such as Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Thankfully, there have been no reported illnesses caused by the product.  However, if you live in a state affected by the recall and own one of the products recalled, you should check either the UPC code on the label or the date code stamped on the lid.  The following codes are what you should look for:

  • UPC codes 048001006812 or 048001006782
  • Best-if-used-by dates MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1, or MAY2112LR1

Skippy advises costumers to throw away contaminated jars immediately and to call a toll free number for a replacement coupon.  The number is 1-800-453-3432.

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Taylor P.

Toyota car recall goes global

January 28, 2010

Please retweetToyota announced plans to recall 1.1 million more cars in the US a day after saying it was suspending sales of eight popular US models, bringing the total number of cars recalled in the US to almost eight million.  The number of cars in the recall involving gas pedals has grown to at least 5.3 million.  According to Toyota, the cars included in the recall were manufactured between March 19, 2009 and January 25, 2010 in Tianjin, China.  The vehicles included in the floormat-related recall include:

  • 2005-2010 Toyota Avalon
  • 2007-2010 Camry
  • 2009-2010 Corolla
  • 2008-2010 Highlander
  • 2009-2010 Matrix
  • 2004-2009 Prius
  • 2010 Tacoma
  • 2007-2010 Tundra
  • 2009-2010 Venza
  • 2007-2010 Lexus ES350
  • 2006-2010 IS250
  • 2006-2010 IS350
  • 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe

Most, but not all, of the vehicles involved in the stuck pedal recall are also involved in the other recall. They are:

  • 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe
  • 2009-2010 Toyota RAV4, Corolla and Matrix
  • 2005-2010 Avalon
  • 2010 Highlander
  • 2007-2010 Tundra
  • 2008-2010 Sequoia
  • and some 2007-2010 Camrys.

Read more here and here.

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Francis M. Unson