Holiday Alert: Watch out for These Products That Have Been Recalled Due to Mold

Holiday Alert: Watch out for These Products That Have Been Recalled Due to Mold

  • Posted: Dec 18, 2015
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If you’re buying gifts this holiday season, you likely already have a closet brimming with gifts that are ready to be given. But check out this list to make sure you haven’t bought any gifts that have been recently recalled due to mold colonization. Gifts are great, but only if they aren’t making your loved ones sick. 

GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce Pouches were recalled on October 15th due to a mold infection. The company realized the problem and immediately issued a recall. Following that, they conducted a test and found that the mold in the product was indeed harmless. However, a quote from the company’s CEO states: “However, we know mold is gross and unpleasant to look at or taste, and this is simply not the kind of experience we want you to have. As a consequence, we took every step to fully understand and fix the problem.”

You need to return GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce Pouches if:

The “Best Before:” date is between June 30th, 2016 and July 26th, 2016.

This cat food was made by HALO and was found to have a mold colonization problem. It was posted on October 26th, and can be returned at the retailer you purchased it at for a full refund. If your cat has consumed this food and is having digestive problems, take them to the vet for a checkup at your earliest convenience.

You need to return Spot’s Stew Cat Food if:

It has UPCS of 745158350231 and 745158340232. There is also a chance the food is contaminated with mold if it’s “Best By:” date is 09/04/2016.

This is a big one, and an extremely common Christmas present. But unfortunately, these headphones were found to be infected with mold. If you’ve gotten these Ear Force XO Xbox headsets for a loved one this holiday season, it’s essential that you exchange any infected pairs of headphones for clean ones. The recall was posted fairly recently, on October 21st. If you have one of these infected products, go to and they will show you how to set up a free replacement.

You need to return Ear Force Gaming Headsets if:

The headset does not have a green dot under the windscreen of the microphone, and the serial number is between C-16 and C-25.

These yummy dog treats aren’t so yummy anymore. This product recall due to mold was posted just a few days ago on December 16th. Any infected bags of treats can be returned at your local PetSmart for a full refund. The recall was voluntary by the company, because they think the treats are “possibly” infected with mold.

You need to return Nutro Apple Chewy Treats if:

The underside of the package contains the code “4 50,” “5 02,” “5 03,” or “5 05.”

Here at Mold Inspection Illinois, we want to make sure you and your loved ones are safe this holiday season. If you’ve seen any of these products around or have bought them as gifts, make sure you get the product returned as soon as possible. It’s a matter of health. It’s a matter of safety.

And just a reminder, if you ever get a disastrous mold infection in your home, we’re here to help. Here’s a little bit on the process:

First, we’ll come out to your property and perform a free Illinois mold inspection. This inspection will be thorough and will include a price quote. The benefit of getting a price quote from us is that another company won’t be able to charge an unnecessarily high price for your mold removal.

After giving you the price quote, we’ll recommend a local Illinois mold removal company that we think will be the best fit for your situation. Then, the certified mold removal experts from the company will eradicate every sign of mold in your home. We are positive you won’t be disappointed.

Happy holidays from your friends at Mold Inspection Illinois.


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