Recalls and deals to help you save
By Stacy on February 22, 2018


The Instant Pot company announced it has received “a small number” of overheating reports of its Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker, which causes the unit’s base to melt.


Consumers are asked to check the bottom of the unit to find the batch code to see if their cooker is affected.  If your unit has any of the following codes — 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734 and 1746 — stop using it immediately.  Anyone with questions is asked to call the company at 1-800-828-7280 Ext. 2.


You can click here for more information.


Make sure to tell your friends!

By Stacy on January 25, 2018



Check your freezer to see if you have the 6-lb. bags of “Member’s Mark Casa Di Bertacchi Italian Style Beef Meatballs” with a used date of December 17, 2018, as these meatballs have been recalled because of a possible Listeria contamination.


More than 3,000 pounds of potentially contaminated food was shipped to distributors in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.


Click here for more information.

By Stacy on October 11, 2012



I wanted to let you all know that there has been a recall on select boxes of Frosted Mini Wheats.  Products  include only Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size with the letters KB, AP or FK before or after the Best If Used Before date.  This is a voluntary recall due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part.  Click here for more information.


Products impacted are:



Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original cereal



  • UPC 3800031829 – 18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB
  • UPC 3800073444 – 18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB
  • UPC 3800031834 – 24-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB
  • UPC 3800046954 – 30-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB
  • UPC 3800031921 – 70-ounce club store carton with Better if Used Before Dates APR 01 2013 KB – JUL 29 2013 KB
  • UPC 3800004961 – single-serve bowl with Better if Used Before Dates between 04013 KB – 09213 KB
  • UPC 3800021993 – single-serve carton with Better if Used Before Dates between AP 04013 – AP 09213 or FK 04013 – FK 09213



Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size cereal

  • UPC 3800021983 – single serve carton with Better if Used Before Dates between FK 04013 – FK 09213
  • UPC 3800035982 -18-ounce carton with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 01 2013 KB – SEP 21 2013 KB



Consumers with affected product or who have questions should contact us using the Contact Us feature on or call 800-962-1413 from 8 am to 6 pm Eastern Time, Monday – Friday.

By Stacy on January 9, 2012



JANUARY 8, 2012 – Novartis Consumer Health (NCH) is voluntarily recalling all selected bottle sizes of Excedrin and NoDoz products with expiration dates of December 20, 2014 or earlier as well as Bufferin and Gas-X Prevention products with expiration dates of December 20, 2013 or earlier, in the United States. What’s the reason? Because the products may contain stray tablets, capsules, or caplets from other Novartis products, or contain broken or chipped tablets.


For more details regarding this recall, click on the following links:



Please spread the word about this recall by sharing this post or calling your friends and family.  If your like me and had one or more of the products in your medicine cabinet (I have the Excedrin) then make sure to contact the Novartis Consumer Relationship Center at 1-888-477-2403 (available Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time) for information on how to return the affected products and receive reimbursement. You may also get a refund via mail by fill out out this Refund Form.


By alexbet on March 7, 2011

If you have purchased Skippy Reduced Fat Peanut Butter, you might want to check your pantry to see if its included in a massive recall.  Some jars are tainted with salmonella and you can become ill if you consume it.   


Unilever, maker of Skippy, says you should stay away from some batches of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread.  


The company says testing of Skippy samples revealed that some of these products may contain bacteria.


The product was distributed to retail outlets in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.


The affected product, which is packaged in 16.3 oz plastic jars, is as follows:


 •        UPCs: 048001006812 and 048001006782 (located on the side of the jar’s label below the bar code.)
    •        Best-If-Used-By Dates: MAY1612LR1, MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1, MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1 and MAY2112LR1 (Stamped on the lid of the jar.)



If you find the you have one of the contaminated products,  contact Skippy at 800-453-3432, which is operational 24 hours a day, for information on the recall. In addition, a consumer services representative is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM EST.  They will send you a replacement coupon for a new product.


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