Recalls issued for sausage products, faulty gun safes and globes with potential fire hazards

Government agencies announced the recalls of three consumer products Monday: smokehouse sausages that could be contaminated with foreign matter, gun safes that could potentially open by accident, and globes that pose a fire hazard.

North Country Smokehouse Recalls Ready-To-Eat Sausage Products

North Country Smokehouse, a Claremont, N.H. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,686 pounds of ready-to-eat sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat kielbasa sausage items were produced on February 7, 2019 and February 8, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 1-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing “NORTH COUNTRY SMOKEHOUSE ORIGINAL OLD FASHIONED POLISH STYLE KIELBASA” with “USE BY 05/09/19.”
  • 12-oz. vacuum-packed packages containing “NORTH COUNTRY SMOKEHOUSE *NATURAL OLD FASHIONED POLISH STYLE KIELBASA” with “USE BY 04/23/19.”
  • 1-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing “KILCHURN ESTATE® SMOKED KIELBASA” with “USE BY 05/09/19.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 5390A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered on March 18, 2019 by FSIS inspection program personnel during a routine review of establishment consumer complaint records.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Daniel Sarapin, quality assurance manager, North Country Smokehouse, at (603) 543-0234 ext. 207. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Alicia Baker, brand manager, North Country Smokehouse, at (603) 543-0234 ext. 214.

Alpha Guardian Recalls Stack-On Gun Safes Due to Lock Failure and Injury Hazard

Alpha Guardian of Henderson, Nevada, is recalling its Stack-On Sentinel model safe. A bolt malfunction can cause the safe to open without the use of a key or combination, allowing access to any firearms stored inside, posing an injury hazard.

The black steel safe is used to store firearms and valuables, and measures 40 inches by 25 inches by 55 inches. It contains three shelves that can store approximately 10 firearms. The style number FSS18-64-MB-E-S can be found on the shipping packaging.  The “Sentinel” name appears on the front of the safe. It was sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores nationwide from November 2018 to December 2018, retailing for about $700.

Alpha Guardian has received one report of the safe opening, resulting in no injuries.

Consumers should immediately stop using the safe and contact Alpha Guardian for instructions on receiving a free replacement safe or a full refund.

Bulk Unlimited Recalls Children’s Globes Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Bulk Unlimited Corp., of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling its children’s Little Experimenter 3-in-1 World Globes due to a potential fire and burn hazard with their internal wires, which could short out and overheat.

The globes show the countries in different colors, the oceans in blue and black text for each country, capitals, deserts and ocean names. They have an orange base with two white buttons that light up the globe and display a projection of stars and constellations in color-changing motion. Little Experimenter is printed on the base of the Globe. Date Code 102018-107 is printed on a sticker on the battery compartment cover and on the product packaging right below the UPC or barcode.

The globes were sold online via Amazon, eBay, and at from October 2018 to January of this year, retailing for about $30.

Consumers should immediately take away the recalled globes from children, stop using them and contact Bulk Unlimited to receive a free replacement globe. Bulk Unlimited is contacting all known purchasers directly.

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