If You Have These Bowls at Home, Get Rid of Them Now

Before serving your next meal, make sure you're not using these potentially dangerous dishes.

When you're cooking a meal in your kitchen, you likely check your cabinets to ensure you have the right tools on hand for the job—but odds are you don't check how safe those culinary essentials are. Unfortunately, you might want to start doing so, now that a popular type of bowl has been recalled over concerns about its safety.

On April 7, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of 6,850 Epicure Glass Prep Bowls sold in the U.S. and Canada due to concerns over the integrity of the glass they're made from. As of the recall date, Epicure had received 41 reports of the bowls breaking or shattering, resulting in one person cutting their finger.

The bowls, which were sold in sets of four by Epicure consultants between May 2020 and September 2020, can be identified by the name Epicure and product code 1004242 on the box. If you have the bowls subject to the recall in your possession, contact Epicure to receive a full replacement. Epicure isn't the only company that's had to pull its products from the market recently, though; read on to discover which other items could be putting your safety at risk. And for more kitchen staples you're better off avoiding, If You're Cooking Your Food in This, Stop Now, FDA Says.

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Chorizo

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On April 2, the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that 39 pounds of Lonely Lane Farms Family Farm Since 1939 Oregon Raised Chorizo Sausage ground chorizo were subject to a health alert over potential contamination with "hard pieces of crystalline material." The sausage, sold in 1-lb. packages, should be thrown away or returned to the store from which it was purchased for a refund, but not consumed. And for the latest recall news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

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Protein powder

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Before you go to blend that smoothie, make sure your protein powder of choice isn't among the ones subject to a recent recall. On April 3, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the voluntary recall of 13 Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals protein powders, including APS Isomorph Banana Cream Pie in 2- and 5-lb. sizes; APS Isomorph Chocolate Fudge Pop in 2-lb. size; APS Isomorph Chocolate Milkshake in 2- and 5-lb. sizes; APS Isomorph Cinnamon Graham Cracker in 2- and 5-lb. sizes; APS Isomorph Cookies N Cream in 1-lb., 2-lb, and 5-lb. sizes; APS Isomorph Neapolitan Ice Cream in 2- and 5-lb. sizes; APS Isomorph Orange Creamsicle in 2- and 5-lb. sizes; APS Isomorph Smores in 2-lb. size; APS Isomorph Strawberry Milkshake in 2- and 5-lb. sizes; APS Isomorph Vanilla Milkshake in 2- and 5-lb. sizes; APS Isomorph Honey Granola in 2- and 5-lb. sizes; and iForce Nutrition Mass Gainz Brown Sugar Maple Oatmeal Cookie in 4.8-lb. and 10-lb. sizes. The powders, which were pulled from the market due to possible contamination with milk, eggs, wheat, or soy, can be returned to their place of purchase for a refund. Customers with questions can also contact Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals at 888-855-7919.

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Bottled water

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Drinking water may be essential to maintaining good health, but if you recently purchased any Real Water alkaline water, your wellbeing may be in jeopardy. The FDA has linked Real Water alkaline water to five cases of non-viral hepatitis in children and warns anyone who may have the product in their possession, "Do not drink, cook with, sell, or serve 'Real Water' alkaline water." If you do have the water at home or in your business, it can be returned to its place of purchase for a refund. And for more safety hazards to avoid, If You Have This Sauce at Home, Get Rid of It Now, FDA Says.

4
Male enhancement supplements

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On March 29, the FDA added yet another brand to its long list of male enhancement supplements that have been recalled or subject to public health alerts over undisclosed ingredients, most notably sildenafil and tadalafil, the active ingredients in Viagra and Cialis, respectively. A total of 10 male enhancement drugs have been subject to public health alerts in 2021, including Adam's Secret Extra Strength 1500 and 3000 Platinum, Alpha Male Plus, Titanium 18K, Stiff Rox, Rhino SE7EN2, 2 Own The Knight Silver 4000, Zing Plus, Furious X 1350, and Yin-Yang Essence Men Powder, which have been identified as containing "hidden drug ingredients." If you have these at home, the FDA recommends that you stop using them immediately. And if you want to play it safe, The FDA Has a New Warning About This Blood Pressure Medication.

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