Consumers nationwide could avoid many different hazards by keeping track of recent news about product recalls and defects. Potentially life-threatening issues come to light continuously. The following is information about recent recalls of products available in Texas.
The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall of 600,000 prescription inhalers due to defects. GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer, said the drug delivery system in the inhalers is defective. The specific products recalled are:
- Lot Nos. 6ZP0003 and 6ZP9944, expiration date of April 2018 and
- Lot number 6ZP9848, expiration date March 2018
The recall is a Class II, meaning it could cause health consequences that are temporary or medically reversible; there is a remote probability of serious negative health consequences. Anyone with these products is encouraged to contact their healthcare professional or return them for a refund to the place of purchase, the FDA said.
Salmonella fears led to the recall of Dip Trio Mix products from a Canton, Texas, based company, Phoenix Food LLC. There have been no illnesses reported in connection with these products. The jalapeño powder used by Phoenix Food was recently recalled due to concerns about Salmonella, which is why the Canton company recalled the Dip Trio Mix, out of an abundance of caution. The bag containing the recalled product is inside a red box called Dip Trio Mix. Specific lot codes affected by the recall are K110420161, K111220161, and K111120161.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infection in people with weakened immune systems, including the frail and elderly as well as children. Symptoms of Salmonella include: diarrhea, sometimes bloody diarrhea; nausea; vomiting; fever, and abdominal pain.
Learn about more recent recalls in this continuing series.