Recalls – Cantaloupes & Dehumidifiers

Jensen Farms Recalls Cantaloupe Due to Possible Health Risk

Jensen Farms, of Holly, CO is voluntarily recalling their shipments of Rocky Ford whole cantaloupe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. The whole cantaloupes in question were shipped between July 29th, 2011 and September 10th 2011, and distributed to the following states: IL, WY, TN, UT, TX, CO, MN, KS, NM, NC, MO, NE, OK, AZ, NJ, NY, PA. The whole cantaloupes have a green and white sticker that reads: Product of USA- Frontera Produce-Colorado Fresh-Rocky Ford-Cantaloupe or a gray, yellow, and green sticker that reads: Jensen Farms-Sweet Rocky Fords. If the whole cantaloupe is unlabeled, please contact your retail store for sourcing information. Jensen Farms is requesting any consumer that many have one of these cantaloupes to please destroy the products.

The recall involves only whole cantaloupe shipped by Jensen Farms, and no other commodities are involved.

You can read the full report for the recalled Jensen Farms Cantaloupes on the FDA’s website.

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Home Fires Prompt Dehumidifier Recall Reannouncement from LG Electronics

LG Electronics Tianjin Appliance Co., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is urging consumers to check if they have recalled Goldstar or Comfort-Aire dehumidifiers. The firm is re-announcing the recall of about 98,000 of the dangerous dehumidifiers that pose a serious fire and burn hazard, and are believed to be responsible for more than one million dollars in property damage.  The power connector for the dehumidifier’s compressor can short circuit, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers and their property.

The dehumidifiers were first recalled in December 2009. Because of the severity of the risks, CPSC and LG Electronics are concerned with the lack of consumer response to the recall. Only two percent of the 98,000 consumers who purchased these units have received a free repair, which means that consumers and their property remain at serious risk.  Anyone who has the recalled dehumidifiers is strongly encouraged to immediately stop using them, unplug them, and contact LG Electronics for the free repair.

The recalled dehumidifiers were sold at The Home Depot, Walmart, Ace Hardware, Do It Best, Orgill Inc., and other retailers nationwide from January 2007 through June 2008 for between $140 and $150.

Click here to read the full report which includes brand, model, serial numbers and photos of the LG Electronics Dehumidifier recall reannouncement on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.

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  • Nicole B

    My daughter had to do research on the cantaloupe contamination last night for school. About 14 people got sick and 1 person died. We immediately tossed the cantaloupe we picked up in Shoprite a few days ago.

  • mo

    I wonder if this includes the cantaloupe that was on sale last week at shoprite?

    • Payton

      No need to worry..I work for Shoprite and our cantaloupes do not come from Jensen Frams, they come from California

  • Kami

    Thank you for posting this!! I never saw the recall of the dehumidifiers the first time. We have one sitting in our basement.

  • Jasper

    Haha I never would have thought I’d see the phrase “Cantaloupes & Dehumidifiers”.

  • Katrina

    Do you know if any of the Stop and Shop stores in CT have any of the bad cantaloupes? I bought 2 of them last Thursday and my family already ate them.

  • Katrina

    Oops I see which states are affected, but I heard on the radio that there are possible reports of people getting sick from them in states not listed.