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Spoiled tuna to damaged lamps: Recalls to watch

Bumblebees chunk light tuna can food.
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Bumblebees chunk light tuna can food.

Several recalls were announced this week, including a widespread canned tuna recall involving Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea.

The latest list includes:

Bumble Bee canned tuna

Items recalled: The company is recalling select UPC codes of three types of its tuna, including 5 oz. Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water, 5 oz. Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil, and four pack of 5 oz. Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water.

Why: The canned tuna may be contaminated with spoiled organism or pathogens as a result of a change in the regular commercial sterilization process. Consuming the product could lead to life-threatening illness.

More details: The recall includes a total of 31,579 cases, which were produced in February 2016 and distributed nationally. Consumers are advised to discard the tuna. For more information about the recall or refunds, consumers may contact Bumble Bee's Consumer Affairs team. Read about the full recall here.

Chicken of the Sea canned tuna

Items recalled: Tri-Union Seafoods issued a voluntary recall of Chicken of the Sea brand 5 oz. canned Chunk Light Tuna in Oil and 5 oz. canned Chunk Light Tuna in Water.

Why: Similar to the Bumble Bee recall, the product may have been undercooked as the result of an equipment malfunction. The tuna may contain spoiled organisms or pathogens, which may result in life-threatening illness.

More details: The recall includes a total of 2,745 cases, the equivalent of 107,280 cans of tuna. The cans were sold nationwide between February 10 and March 16, 2016. The UPC code is 0 4800000195 5 and the "best if used by date" reads 2/10/19. Consumers can return the product to the store where they bought it for a full refund. No illnesses have been reported to date. Read more about the recall here.

Ashland Food Co-Op's Organic Raw Macadamia Nuts

Items recalled: The company is recalling its Organic Raw Macadamia nuts sold in random weight bags and packaged in clear cellophane bags.

Why: The macadamia nuts may been contaminated with salmonella, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.

More details: The macadamia nuts were sold at the retail store in Oregon only. Consumers who have purchased the product between January 5 and February 4 should not eat the nuts and return them to Ashland's Food Co-op for a full refund. No illnesses have been reported to date. Read more about the recall here.


Texas Star Nut & Food Co.'s Natural Pistachio Kernels and products containing pistachio kernels

Items recalled: The company is expanding a previous recall issued March 10, 2016 to include additional products, such as Nature's Eats Survival Mix, Southern Grove's Go Raw, and Fresh Choice's Survivor Mix.

Why: The products may be contaminated with salmonella, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.

More details: Consumers who have purchased one of the products are advised to return it to the retail location to receive a refund. The listed products were distributed to nationwide between August 13, 2015 and February 24, 2016. No illnesses have been reported to date. Read more about the recall here.

Arrow International Intra-Aortic Balloon Catheter Kits and Percutaneous Insertion Kits

Items recalled: The company issued a recall of several device models of its Intra-Aortic Balloon Catheter Kits and Percutaneous Insertion Kits.

Why: The kits are used for patients with weak hearts or insufficient blood flow. The device is inserted through the femoral artery into the aorta. During insertion, one part may separate from the other, causing significant bleeding.

More details: The Food and Drug Administration has received 13 medical device reports detailing serious adverse health effects. One death has been connected to the recalled product. Arrow International sent an "Urgent: Medical Device Recall" letter, instructing health care professionals to discontinue use of the devices. Read more about the recall here.

GE Lighting high-intensity LED replacement lamps

Items recalled: GE Lighting issued a recall of its high-intensity LED lamps.

Why: The company has received four reports of the lamp separating from the lamp base, posing an impact hazard.

More details: The lights are designed for use in lighting fixtures for warehouses, schools, and gymnasiums. The lights were sold at authorized dealers and electrical distributors nationwide from September 2014 through December 2015. The cost was between $250 and $300. Consumers are instructed to contact the company for a free repair kit and installation guide. No injuries have been reported. Read more about the recall here.

Ikea Gothem lamps

Items recalled: The Swedish company is recalling all three models of Gothem lamps, including two table lamps and one floor lamp.

Why: The lamps are being recalled due to some of the cables being damaged during manufacturing. The damaged cables expose the metal body of the lamp, posing a potential shock hazard.

More details: The lamps were sold in the U.S. and online between October 2015 and February 2016. The lamps can be returned to any Ikea store for a full refund. Read more about the recall here.


Back view of Maserati Ghibli.
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Back view of Maserati Ghibli.

Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli vehicles

Items recalled: Maserati has issued a recall of 28,235 of its Quattroporte and Ghibli vehicles.

Why: Broken floor mats may get stuck against accelerator pedals, causing the cars to speed out of control suddenly.

More details: The recall affects Quattroporte and Ghibli vehicles that were manufactured between February 1, 2013, and November 30, 2015. Maserati plans to notify owners. The dealers will replace the driver-side floor mat free of charge. In some cases, the accelerator pedal cover will also replaced at no cost to the owner. The recall is expected to begin April 29, 2016. Read more about the recall here.