Cheerios to cheese: 5 recent recalls to watch

GIS recalling mislabeled Cheerios
GIS recalling mislabeled Cheerios

Consumers, take note. This week saw several recalls, affecting a wide range of popular products from cheese to Cheerios to highchairs.

Here's what you need to know:


Item recalled: Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios cereal that were produced at one location on certain dates are being recalled.

Why: General Mills is voluntarily recalling the cereal due to an undeclared wheat allergen.

More details: Consumers with wheat or gluten sensitivity or intolerance should not consume the affected items and should contact the company to replace the item or refund the purchase price. For more information, click here.


Item recalled: The Safety 1st Décor Wood Highchair recall includes three models. They were sold at a range of retailers including Babies R US, Toys R Us, and Wal-Mart's website.

Why: The company has received 68 reports of children removing the trays. This has resulted in 11 reports of injuries, including lacerations, chipped teeth and bruises.

How many: About 35,000 chairs are affected.

More details: Buyers should immediately stop using the highchairs and contact Safety 1st to get new trays with labels. For more info about models involved and additional details, click here.

SAFM recalling contaminated chicken
SAFM recalling contaminated chicken

Whole Foods cheese

Item recalled: The grocery chain recalled all cut, wrapped and weighed Papillon organic Roquefort cheese.

Why: The cheese has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious infections in at-risk groups. Routine FDA sampling found the organism in a whole, uncut cheese wheel.

More details: No illnesses have been reported yet. Whole Foods has pulled all affected items from shelves. Customers who bought the cheese will get a full refund from the store once they bring in their receipt. For more info, click here.

Trader Joe's granola

Item recalled: New England Natural Bakers issued a voluntary recall of certain Trader Joe's Coconut Cranberry Granola boxes Wednesday.

Why: The packages of coconut cranberry granola contain pecan praline granola, which contains milk, wheat and tree nuts. These ingredients could cause a serious, life-threatening reaction in those who are allergic.

How many: The recall affects one lot, or 747 cases. The items were distributed to Trader Joe's stores in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Vermont and Washington D.C.

More details: One allergic reaction has been reported to date. The grocery chain has removed it from store shelves. Click here for more info.

Recreational off-highway vehicles

Item recalled: This recall involves the 2015 Polaris RZR recreational off-highway vehicles (ROV): RZR 900, RZR S 900, RZR 900 XC, RZR 4 900, RZR XP 1000 and RZR XP4 1000 recreational off-highway vehicles.

Why: Due to a fuel tank vent line problem, the fuel tank poses a fire hazard if it becomes pressurized and leaks fuel.

How many: Roughly 53,000 vehicles are affected.

More details: The company has received 29 reports of fuel leaks and two reports of vehicles catching on fire and one minor burn injury. Customers should immediately stop using the vehicles and get a free repair from a local Polaris dealer. Click here for more info.