Even for savvy consumers, it can be difficult to keep up with the numerous product recalls. This week companies issued a bevy of recalls, affecting a wide range of popular products from Skippy Peanut Butter to Jeep vehicles.
Here's what you need to know:
On Thursday, Hormel Foods voluntarily recalled 1,871 total pounds of Skippy Reduced-Fat Peanut Butter spread due to the possibility that they could contain metal. During routine cleaning, small pieces of metal were discovered.
To date, no consumers have reported any injuries or complaints because of the product. Buyers should return the peanut butter to the store of purchase or call Hormel Foods Customer Relations.
The recall is limited to 16.3-ounce jars with a "Best If Used By" date of DEC1416LR1 and a package UPC code of 37600-10500.
For more on the recall, click here.
Sure Signal Products is recalling 375,000 fire alarms due to a fuse that can cause the alarm to fail to alert users to a fire. Consumers should immediately contact the company for free fuse replacements. No injuries or incidents have been reported yet. Click here for more info.
Sanofi is recalling its epinephrine injection Auvi-Q drug because the products have been found to potentially have inaccurate dosage delivery.
As of Monday, the company had received 26 reports of suspected malfunctions.
"Customers should immediately contact their health-care provider for a prescription for an alternate epinephrine auto-injector. In the event of a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), patients should only use their Auvi-Q device if another epinephrine auto-injector is not available," the company wrote in a press release.
The recall involves 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths in certain lot numbers. For more info, click here.
Child Bicycle Trailers
Burley Design is recalling about 34,000 child bicycle trailers because parts of the trailer can separate, which poses a crash hazard to the occupant in the trailer.
The recall involves seven models that were manufactured from 2009 to 2015.
Buyers should immediately stop using the recalled trailers and contact Burley. For more, click here.
Fiat Chrysler Vehicles
The car manufacturer issued a string of recalls in the past week.
Affected vehicles included 275,614 Dodge Journey cross-utility vehicles, where were recalled in order to apply a moisture sealant and replace, as required, certain electrical components that may be subject to moisture buildup, which can impact the brake system.
It also recalled about 75,364 Jeep Cherokees to inspect and replace their AC lines, as required. These AC lines may post a fire risk.
The automaker is voluntarily recalling nearly 304,000 Honda Accords because of the possibility of its side airbags inadvertently deploying. The recall affects model year 2008-09 of the Accord. The company has received 19 injury reports related to the issue.
Owners of an affected vehicle to take it to an authorized dealer to update the software.
Pottery Barn is recalling about 15,200 Avengers and Darth Vader water bottles since its gray paint can contain excessive lead.
No incidents or injuries have been reported to date.
Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it or contact Pottery Barn for free shipping info.
For more info, click here.