This Popular Home Remedy Has Been Recalled Over Poisoning Risk

This brand of popular essential oil could pose a serious safety hazard to anyone

A popular natural remedy used for everything from boosting energy to relieving muscle pain has just been recalled. Rocky Mountain Oils has just recalled five different types of essential oils due to a major safety risk. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the brand's Wintergreen essential oil, and its Pain Ease, Relieve Me, Sports Pro, and True Blue essential oil blends have all been pulled from the market because they contain a potentially harmful ingredient and the bottles are not childproof. Approximately 33,000 bottles of the oils were sold through the Rocky Mountain Oils website and Amazon between May 2014 and Oct. 2020.

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Rocky Mountain Oils

Each of the five oils being recalled contains methyl salicylate, a topical pain reliever, which can be poisonous if ingested, the U.S. National Library of Medicine Reports. According to a 2007 review of research published in the California Journal of Emergency Medicine, salicylate poisoning through ingestion can cause vomiting, seizures, and in some cases, death; even topical application can be a serious health hazard to susceptible individuals, particularly those with kidney failure.

The CPSC recommends that anyone who has a bottle of these oils at home contact Rocky Mountain Oils to receive a complimentary replacement lid, noting that the brand will also be reaching out to anyone who's purchased them.

That's not the only product that's being pulled from shelves lately due to safety concerns, however. Read on to discover if any products you have at home could be putting you at risk. And if you want to stay safe, If You Have This Fan in Your House, Stop Using It Immediately.

Sunshine Mills dog food

Dog with bowl of food

Earlier this month, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that 25 types of dog food produced by Sunshine Mills were being recalled. Among the recalled foods, 24 had potential contamination from aflatoxin, a mold byproduct, while another was potentially contaminated with salmonella.

Homerygardens extension cord splitters

outlet on fire

On Oct. 15, the CPSC announced the recall of Homerygardens' Outdoor Extension Cord Splitters due to fire concerns. According to the recall notice, the wiring within the cord splitters cannot handle the amp load it's supposedly equipped for and lacks adequate safety features. And if you want to protect yourself and your loved ones, know that If You Have These Popular Pieces of Furniture at Home, Get Rid of Them.

Peloton bike pedals

Peloton store sign in Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California

Peloton recently recalled a huge number of bike pedals due to safety concerns. The company revealed on Oct. 14 that 27,000 of its bikes fitted with PR70P pedals were being recalled because the pedals can snap and injure riders. At the time of the recall, 120 pedal breaks and 16 injuries—including one requiring stitches—had been reported. And for more important safety information delivered to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

Cottonelle Flushable Wipes

cottonelle bathroom products on shelves

It might be time to give some of those bathroom staples the heave-ho. Kimberly-Clark recently recalled its Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and Cottonelle GentlePlus Flushable Wipes due to contamination with Pluralibacter gergoviae, which can cause infections in humans.

Spice Hunter spices

eight small glass jars of spices, in yellow, red, green, and white colors, on natural wood shelves

If you're cleaning out your kitchen, you might want to start with the spice cabinet. On Oct. 12, the FDA announced the recall of 29 spices and spice blends from The Spice Hunter, including black pepper, cayenne, paprika, roasted garlic, cinnamon, parsley, and everything bagel spice. And if you want to avoid an accident, A New Study Says This Might Be the Most Dangerous Thing in Your Home.

Sarah Crow
Sarah Crow is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, where she focuses on celebrity news and health coverage. Read more
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