Why I'm paying attention to recalls now

By Jody Rohlena on September 20, 2013 12:01:00 am

SSLBOG.chobanirecallOne of the best things we do is a weekly roundup of recalls—things that can explode, implode, or otherwise malfunction and harm you or others. But I have to admit, I’m not good about keeping up with recalls. I need to change my ways! Two big recalls issued in the last month hit me right where I live. 

Chobani Greek Yogurt. I’m not a big fan of Greek yogurt (I know, I know, it’s good for me!), but I’d decided to try to eat it for a week or so to see if I might develop a taste for it. But on day one of this breakfast experiment, shortly after I’d forced down a container of Chobani with extra strawberries and pecans mixed in, we reported that there was a recall. Some containers were bulging and some people had gotten sick. Luckily, I wasn’t among them—but I didn’t eat the rest of those containers of yogurt I’d bought! Do you have some in your fridge? Here’s what you need to know.

Dehumidifiers. And here we are, a week later, and I’m pretty sure my dehumidifier is on the long list of recalled models—2 million in all, from all the manufacturers I’ve ever heard of. I have to go home and check to see what brand mine is, but given how long this list is, I’ll be surprised if mine isn’t on it. If it is, I’ll follow instructions to return it. No sense risking a fire, which is the reason for the recall: they can overheat and catch fire. Yikes! In case you missed the post, here it is.

Scary to think what other recalls I may have missed. Guess I’ll start paying closer attention from now on!

Have you been affected by a recall? What was the item and what happened?

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10:14:32 AM on Mon Sep 23 2013

I receive recall and safety alerts from the FDA. http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm

As a pet owner and pet sitter, I like to stay on top of recalls, especially dog and cat food. I've been able to send notices out to many of my pet families making them aware of the recalls of their pets' food. It's been a great help to many families. I have a pet parent who sometimes entices her senior dog to eat with a dollop of yogurt on her food. It just so happens she uses Chobani. I was able to alert her about the yogurt in order to protect her (she eats it, too) and her dog.

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