Every week, new recalls hit the market–but you might not hear about them unless you pay close attention to the news. Recall Informer is dedicated to bringing you updates on the most important recalls, keeping you and your family safe.
Today, we’ll cover an onion chopper that cuts more than just onions. We’ve also got a recall from Homestead Creamery and multiple brands of mouthwash due to potential contamination.
Mueller Austria Recalls Over 100,000 Onion Choppers
A popular kitchen tool for chopping or dicing onions in a single press is a major hazard to your health. The Mueller Austria Onion Chopper Pro is responsible for almost 150 injuries.
The locking tab that’s supposed to hold the interchangeable blade grid in place can detach while in use. If that happens, there’s nothing to stop your fingers from sliding straight into the blades. The company received 226 reports of breakage, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission report. Of those, 137 involved laceration injuries.
Mueller Austria sold more than 100,000 units of the onion chopper, which has a model number of M-700, on Amazon over the last four years. If you bought one, stop using it right now. Contact the company to get a free replacement.
Urgent Prescription Mouthwash Recall
If you use Paroex prescription mouthwash to treat gingivitis, take note. The bottle could be contaminated with Burkholderia lata, a type of bacteria.
This bacteria can cause “oral and, potentially, systemic infections requiring antibacterial therapy. In the most at-risk populations, the use of the defective product may result in life-threatening infections, such as pneumonia and bacteremia,” according to the recall notice.
The mouthwash was distributed nationwide through dental offices, dental schools, pharmacies, and wholesalers. If you are a registered prescription holder, you’ll receive a notice in the mail from manufacturer Sunstar Americas Inc.
Homestead Creamery’s Glass Bottles Could Be Tainted
There’s something so romantic about an old-fashioned glass bottle. That’s one of the major selling points for Homestead Creamery, a company that distributes milk, cream, lemonade, and eggnog in retro glass bottles.
Unfortunately, the sanitizing process left a recent batch of bottles covered in chlorine residue. Consumers may notice a strong chemical odor on the product. Regardless of whether you detect the smell of cleaning products on the bottle, go ahead and return it to the place where you bought it for a refund.
You can find a full rundown of all the affected products on the FDA website.