At Recall Informer, we are dedicated to bringing you the latest breaking news about recalls that affect you and your family. Here are some of the top stories you need to know today.
Thyroid Drug Recalled for “Superpotent” Dosage
Acella Pharmaceuticals is working with the FDA to recall certain lots of NP Thyroid tablets. This medication is used to treat underactive thyroid glands. Testing confirmed that the tablets may contain up to 115% of the labeled amount of active ingredient Liothyronine.
The company warns that people who took this medication may experience weight loss, fatigue and weakness, hypertension, and chest pains. In addition, pregnant women could experience harmful effects including miscarriage. According to the official FDA announcement, at least two patients experienced negative effects after taking this superpotent medication.
If you are taking this medication for hypothyroidism, talk to your doctor as soon as possible.
Update: More Healthy Choice Meals Recalled for Small Rocks
Healthy Choice is expanding its recall of “Power Bowls” microwaveable meals. Last month, they announced that 130,000 pounds of food could be contaminated by small rocks. Now, that number has more than doubled as the recall includes additional flavors.
To date, the following Power Bowls are part of this recall:
- Chicken Feta & Faro
- Unwrapped Burrito Scramble
- Turkey Sausage & Egg White Scramble
Depending on the region where these meals were sold, the packaging may be in English or French. Do not eat these products. Throw the packages away or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.
Curry with a Side of Salmonella
A spice company based in Queens is recalling curry powder that could be contaminated with salmonella. 400 gram bottles of Radhuni Curry Powder, which were sold throughout New York City, should be returned to the place of purchase for a refund.
If you bought this curry powder, don’t consume it. Salmonella can be a life-threatening condition for people with compromised immune systems as well as children and elderly people.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718.391.0992 from Monday – Friday between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm EST.
Small But Serious Volkswagen Recall
It wouldn’t be a real Recall Roundup without at least one automaker on the list. Today’s recall comes from Volkswagen. The automaker is recalling just a handful of 2020 Audis for faulty passenger airbags.
The recall includes Audi A6, A6 Allroad, and A7 models. Only 153 total vehicles are being recalled–but if yours is one of them, you need to get it fixed.
The passenger-side airbag may not deploy correctly during a crash. The company warns that small plastic parts may enter the cabin if that happens. In other words, the faulty airbag could send plastic shrapnel into the car during a crash. Not an ideal situation.
Owners may contact Audi customer service at 800-822-2834.