April Recalls

April Recalls

Midwestern Pet Foods is recalling certain dog and cat foods after a routine sampling program determined that the products could have been contaminated with salmonella. The voluntary recall is of multiple food brands produced by Midwestern Pet Foods, including CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportstrail, Sportmix, and Meridian. All recalled foods were produced at the Monmouth, Illinois Production Facility and sold throughout the United States as well as were exported to several other countries. Although no human or pet illnesses have been reported yet, salmonella can result in serious side effects. If your pet has come in contact with any of the recalled products and appears lethargic, has diarrhea, a fever, decreased appetite, abdominal pain, or if they vomit, contact your veterinarian immediately. Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should properly dispose of it, keeping it away from all humans and animals, as well as wash any bowls, cups, or storage containers that came in contact with the food.

A total of 147,249 Kia vehicles are being recalled due to faulty oil rings. Inconsistent heat-treatment during the production process resulted in excessive hardness of the piston oil rings. This excessive hardness can result in chipping of the piston oil ring’s outer periphery and scuffing of the cylinder bore. Eventually, this problem could lead to engine damage, increased risk of a crash, loss of power, and risk of fire. Affected vehicles include the Kia Seltos manufactured between November 20th, 2019 and October 15th, 2020 as well as the Kia Soul manufactured between November 24th, 2018 and October 24th, 2020. Consumers have been instructed to bring their affected vehicles to a dealership where they will either install a software that alerts if a problem is detected or replace the engine entirely.

Certain vitafusion and L’il Critters gummies are being recalled by the manufacturer, Church & Dwight. Sold online and in stores including Walmart and Costco, the company has received multiple complaints from customers reporting that there were thin, visible, flexible fragments of wire found in the products. If consumed, the metal wires could cause damage to the digestive system. The affected lots were manufactured over a specific four-day period between October 29th and November 3rd, 2020. Affected products include vitafusion MultiVites (UPC 0-27917-00197-5 and UPC 0-27917-02333-5), vitafusion Fibre Well (UPC 0-27917-02298-7), and L’il Critters Gummy Vites (UPC 0-27917-27000-5, UPC 0-27917-01704-4 , and UPC 0-27917-00198-2). Consumers should call Church & Dwight’s Consumer Affairs team at +1 (800) 981-4710 for a full refund.

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