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11/16/2007 FROZEN SAUSAGE ROLL RECALL

Texas-based Double B Foods Incorporated is voluntarily recalling about 98,000 pounds of frozen sausage roll products because of possible listeria contamination.

The frozen sausage rolls were produced on various dates between October 25th and November 6th. The company says there have been no reports of illness.

The rolls were sold in Georgia, Texas, and distributed to institutions, catalog sales and distribution centers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.

Consumption of food containing Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a rare but potentially fatal disease.

Listeriosis can kill babies and people with weakened immune systems and cause miscarriages in pregnant women. Symptoms include fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

WOODEN STORAGE RACK RECALL

About 36,000 boy's and girl's wooden storage racks with canvas totes are being recalled after a child's death. 

An 8-month-old boy was asphyxiated after he pulled on the storage rack and it fell over on him. The top rail landed on his neck. No other incidents have been reported.

Wal-Mart sold the storage rack under the brand "Home Trend Kids 9 Canvas Bin Boy's and Girl's Organizers" nationwide from August 2004 through July 2005.

Consumers should immediately stop children from using the recalled storage racks and contact Jetmax International at (800) 689-2168 to receive a free repair kit that adds stability to the base.

For more information, including pictures of the recalled storage rack, go to http://cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08085.html

BIRCH BARK WRAPPED CANDLE RECALL

About 1,200 Birch Bark Wrapped Candles have been recalled because of a fire hazard.

Gate Five Group, the candles' importer, received three reports of the birch bark wrapping igniting as the candle burned down. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

The candles were sold by specialty retailers nationwide from September through October of this year.

Consumers should stop using the candles immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or call Roost at (415) 339-9500 for product pickup and a full refund.

For more information, including a picture of the recalled candles, go to http://cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08083.html

11/14/2007 CHIN STRAP RECALL

About 235,000 Football Helmet Chin Straps have been recalled because of a serious injury risk.

The straps' manufactuer, Nike Inc., has received 18 reports of the chin strap breaking, including two reports of concussions, two reports of facial lacerations requiring stitches, and a report of a broken nose.

The straps were sold at sporting good stores nationwide and on Nike.com from April 2006 through October of this year. 

Consumers should stop using the chin strap immediately and contact Nike at (888) 583-6453 for a product voucher redeemable at www.nikestore.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08081.html

FOLDING CHAIR RECALL

About 75,000 Plastic Folding Chairs have been recalled due to a falling hazard.

Iceberg Enterprises, the chairs' manufactuer, has received about 15 reports of chairs collapsing while in use, including three minor injuries.

The chairs were sold at office supply retailers nationwide from August 2005 through July of this year.

Consumers should stop using the chairs immediately and contact Iceberg Enterprises at (800) 580-1310 to receive a free repair kit with instructions.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08082.html

11/9/2007 CURIOUS GEORGE PLUSH DOLL RECALL

Curious George is the latest victim of Chinese-made toy recalls.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says about 175,000 Curious George Plush Dolls have been recalled because they have too much lead in their surface paint.

The recalled dolls have a plastic face and are sold in five different models. They were sold with Curious George story or activity books at stores nationwide from December 2005 through August of this year.

Consumers can contact manufacturer Marvel Toys for a refund.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08079.html

CHILDREN'S SUNGLASSES RECALL

About 51,000 Children's Fashion Sunglasses have been recalled due to dangerous lead levels.

The yellow colored shades were made in China and sold at Dollar General stores from March 2005 through October of this year.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08080.html

CRIB RECALL

About 8,900 Wendy Bellissimo Collection Convertible Cribs have been recalled because of an entrapment and strangulation hazard.

Bassettbaby, the cribs' importer, has 85 reports of bolts loosening, including one report of a 13 month-old child's hand becoming entrapped between the railings.

The cribs were sold at Babies R Us stores nationwide from July 2005 through October of this year. 

Consumers should stop using these cribs immediately and contact Bassettbaby at (888) 897-4689 for a free repair kit.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08075.html

PRODUCTS RECALLED BECAUSE OF A FIRE HAZARD

The CPSC has recalled two products because of fire hazards. The products and additional recall information about them can be found below.

DVD/CD/MP3 Player

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08076.html

LAWN MOWER

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08077.html

A/C POWER ADAPTER

About 49,000 Yamaha AC Power Adaptors have been recalled due to an electric shock hazard.

Yamaha, the adaptors' distributor, has received five reports of units separating. No injuries have been reported.

The adapters were sold at musical instrument retailers nationwide from July 2006 through September of this year. 

Consumers should stop using the recalled power adaptor immediately and contact Yamaha at (866) 509-0320 to return the power adaptor and obtain a free replacement.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08078.html

11/8/2007 AQUA DOT RECALL

A consumer alert goes out for a Chinese-made children's toy that turns into a dangerous date rape drug if it's eaten.

The federal government has issued a recall for "Aqua Dots" because some children have become sick and lapsed into comas after eating the small colored beads that come with the toy.

The beads are coated with a chemical that, if ingested, turns into the date rape drug called G-H-B - or gamma-hydroxy butyrate.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the chemical can cause children to have seizures, breathing trouble or become comatose.

At least two children in the United States went into comas after eating the beads, and several more were hospitalized in Australia.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08074.html

MORE PRODUCTS RECALLED BECAUSE OF LEAD

More products are being recalled because of lead. The list is as follows with additional information under each product.

"BIG RED" WAGONS

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08066.html

TOY DRAGSTER AND FUNNY CAR

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08067.html

PULL-BACK ACTION TOY CAR

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08068.html

DUCK FAMILY COLLECTIBLE TOY

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08069.html

SPINNING TOP

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08070.html

DIZZY DUCKS MUSIC BOX

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08071.html

TOY ROBOT

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08072.html

A/C AND HEAT PUMP RECALL

About 185,000 Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Heat Pumps (PTHP) have been recalled because of a fire hazard.

Carrier Corp., the products' manufactuer, has received five reports of electric heater failures that have resulted in fires contained to the unit. No injuries have been reported.

The products were sold by HVAC dealers and in factory-direct sales from January 2002 through December 2006.

Consumers should stop using the heating mode of the recalled units until they are inspected in accordance with Carrier's inspection instructions, which can be found at www.carrierptacrecall.com.  

They should also contact Carrier at (800) 761-8492 to receive a free repair.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08073.html

11/7/2007 TOY RECALL

About 155,000 Laugh & Learn(tm) Learning Kitchen(tm) Toys have been recalled due to a choking hazard. 

There have been 48 reports of small parts separating from the toys, including two reports of children gagging on pieces, one report of a child who started choking on a piece and one report of a child who choked on a piece.

The toys were sold at various retail and toy specialty stores nationwide from May through October of this year. 

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Fisher-Price at (888) 812-7187 for a free repair kit.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08063.html

HUMIDIFIER RECALL

About 84,000 Warm Mist Carefree Humidifiers have been recalled due to a fire hazard.

Hunter Fan Co., the humidifiers' manufactuer, has received four reports of incidents involving a water leak. One report was a fire that resulted in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

The humidifiers were sold at Lowe's, Wal-Mart, discount and hardware stores nationwide, as well as through mail order catalogs and web retailers from September 2005 through February of this year. 

Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled humidifiers. Consumers should contact Hunter Fan at (877) 288-1145 to receive a free replacement humidifier or refund.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08064.html

"SKIPPY" POOL TOY RECALL

About 31,000 "Skippy" Pool Toys have been recalled due to a laceration hazard.

Swimways Corp., the toys' manufactuer, has received 24 reports of the pool toy breaking during use. There were five reports of injuries to children including one requiring stitches to a child's hand. Another child's thumb nail was ripped back from the nail bed.

The toys were sold at mass merchandisers and independent pool supply stores nationwide from February through September 2007.

Consumers should take the toy away from children immediately and contact Swimways at (888) 559-4653 for a free replacement toy.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08065.html

11/2/2007 Totino's and Jeno's frozen pizzas recalled

General Mills says it's recalling about 5 million frozen pizzas due to possible E. coli contamination. The pizzas are sold nationwide under the Totino's and Jeno's labels. General Mills says state and federal authorities have been investigating 21 E. coli cases in 10 states. Nine of the 21 people reported eating Totino's or Jeno's pizza with pepperoni topping at some point before becoming ill. The voluntary recall covers pizzas with pepperoni produced since July, when the first of the E. coli cases occurred. The company asks consumers to throw away the recalled pizzas. Replacements will be provided. For more information, call (800) 949-9055.

BEAD ATTACHMENT RECALL

About 4,000 decorative packaging pearl-like bead attachments sold with girl's gift sets have been recalled due to a violation of lead paint standard.

The attachments were sold at Limited Too retail stores nationwide, in the store's catalog, and on its web site from April through September of this year.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08058.html

11/1/2007 MORE LEAD RECALLS

More products have been recalled due to lead. The products are listed below.

RIBBIT BOARD GAMES

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08056.html

ELITE OPERATIONS TOYS

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08057.html

UGLY TEETH

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08059.html

TOY FIGURES

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08060.html

10/31/2007 SALMON DIP RECALL EXPANSION

Georgia inspectors say a recall of smoked salmon dip has been expanded to three other products.

The recalled products were distributed to several states, including Georgia. The additional products are:

7.5-ounce packages of Kroger Cajun Salmon Dip, marked "Use by 04NOV2007A LN3" and "Use By 04NOV2007B LN3."

7.5-ounce packages of Kroger Southern Crab Dip, marked "Use by 04NOV2007A LN3" and "Use By 04NOV2007B LN3."

7.5-ounce containers of Kroger Sun Dried Tomato Crab, marked "Use By 24OCT2007A LN3."

This week, an inspector found a deadly bacteria in a 7.5-ounce package of Kroger Smoked Salmon Dip, prompting a product recall by House of Thaller (THAY'-ler)-- the company that packaged it.

No one has been reported ill from the contamination, but the company has decided to expand the recall to three additional products mentioned above as a precaution.

People who purchased the recalled packages can return them to the store where they bought them for a full refund. Consumers with questions can call the House of Thaller at 1-800-462-3365.

TARGET PATIO SET RECALL

About 40,000 Home Patio Sets sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and on its web site from November 2006 through July of this year have been recalled because of a fall hazard. 

Consumers should stop using the recalled patio sets immediately and return the entire six-piece set to any Target store for a full refund.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08053.html

DIGITAL COLOR PRINTER RECALL

About 400 C9600 Series Digital Color Printers have been recalled due to risk of electrical shock.

The printers were sold at authorized OKI Printing Solutions Dealers and Solution Providers nationwide from August 2005 through September of this year.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled printer. Do not touch the printer or attempt to turn it off.

Unplug the printer immediately by pulling the plug from the wall socket. You should also unplug the printer before locating the serial number on the back of the unit.

Contact Oki Data Americas toll-free at (877) 654-6364 for a free inspection and repair.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08052.html

CIRCUIT BREAKER RECALL

About 64,000 Counterfeit "Square D" Circuit Breakers have been recalled due to a fire hazard.

The circuit breakers were sold through electrical distributors and hardware stores nationwide from February 2005 through August 2006.

Consumers should contact Connecticut Electric at (866) 264-3702 to determine if the breaker they have is counterfeit and if necessary, to arrange for a free inspection and replacement or refund.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08054.html

10/30/2007 LEAD REPORTS

Consumer Reports says many children's products still on the shelves are testing positive for lead.

According to the magazine... one product made in China yielded such high levels that it has called for a federal investigation.

Consumer Reports advises parents not to let children use the red blood pressure cuff that is part of some Fisher-Price Medical Kit toys.

The agency also found lead in varying amounts in other items not on any federal recall list.

COLD MEDICINE RECALL

Wyeth, the company that makes a number of medications, is recalling several of them because the dosage cup that comes with them does not have a half-teaspoon mark.

The products being recalled and replaced are: Robitussin Cough DM, Robitussin Cough & Cold CF, Robitussin Cough & Congestion, Robitussin Head & Chest Congestion PE, Robitussin Cough Sugar Free DM and Children's Dimetapp Cough & Chest Congestion.

A half-teaspoon is the recommended dose for children age two to five years old.

Wyeth is recommending that consumers with children in the two through five age group not use the medicines until replacement products with a new dosage cup are available.

There's nothing wrong with the medications themselves.

BUMBO BABY SEAT RECALL UPDATE

Bumbo(TM) International (www.bumboseat.com) is hoping to clear up confusion about this week's recall announcement. The recall has to do only with the warnings, instructions and packaging of the Bumbo Baby Seat.

The product itself is not defective and does not need to be returned. No refunds are being offered.

"When people hear the word 'recall,' they assume they should take the product back, but in this case the Bumbo Baby Seat is fine when used on the ground, but the warnings, instructions and packaging need to be updated," said MarkBuchanan a representative of Bumbo International. "We are getting the word out that parents should never use the Bumbo Baby Seat on an elevated surface, but the product can be used safely on the floor with a parent or guardian nearby."

Bumbo International, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, temporarily removed the Bumbo Baby Seat from store shelves earlier this week to update the warnings, instructions and packaging.

Consumers who own a Bumbo Baby Seat can download updated instructions and warning labels or order them online at www.bumbosafety.com, or via phone at 877-WE-BUMBO.

For more information, visit www.bumbobabyseat.com.

10/29/2007 Kroger Smoked Salmon Dip

7.5-ounce package of Kroger Smoked Salmon Dip, packaged by House of Thaller of Knoxville, Tennessee.  The contamination was found in a marked "Use By 04 Nov. 2007A LN3."

The package contained the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause the disease listeriosis. Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin says the test results came in yesterday. He says Kroger is cooperating to get the product off the shelves.

The company says only the 7.5-ounce size packages are affected. It was distributed to most Kroger stores in Georgia, Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Kroger spokeswoman Meghan Glynn says the product also went to stores in parts of Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee.

 

10/25/2007 LEAD RECALLS

More products are being recalled because of lead. For more information on them, click on the links below.

Children's Jewelry

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08044.html

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08045.html

Go Diego Go Boat Toys

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08048.html

Children's Garden Tools

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08049.html

Football Bobble Head Cake Decorations

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08050.html

Halloween Pails

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08051.html

BABY SEAT RECALL

Nearly one million baby seats are recalled because kids can fall out of them. The molded foam seats are made by Bumbo and have been sold by several major retailers.

There've been 28 reports of children falling out of the seats, including three reported skull fractures. The CPSC says children can flip out of the seat, especially when it is placed on a hard, elevated surface.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08046.html

 

10/23/2007 WAL-MART TOY RECALL

Officials from Wal-Mart announced they are recalling a set of toy animals that tested positive for lead.

An independent test revealed that the toys, which resemble dinosaurs and other assorted animals, contain excessive levels of lead in the base material. Although the lead is not on the surface of the toy, it still poses a danger to children if it is broken or swallowed.

Officials from Wal-Mart did not reveal the number of products involved in the recall, but one source says the total is in the millions.

Customers can return the toy animals to any Wal-Mart store with or without a receipt for a full refund.

10/17/2007 DISC BRAKE RECALL

Over 5,000 Oro Disc Brakes used on bicycles have been recalled because of possible brake failure.

The brakes were sold at bicycle specialty stores nationwide from May 2005 through July of this year.

Consumers should stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled brakes and contact any Formula Brake dealer to receive a free repair.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08027.html

BICYCLE RECALL

About 22,000 2007 Huffy "Howler" and "Highland" Bicycles have been recalled because the bicycle crank can unexpectedly come off, causing the rider to lose control.

The bicycles were sold at Kmart stores nationwide from May through July of this year.

Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and contact Huffy Corporation to receive instructions on tightening the crank.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08028.html

10/16/2007 MEAT RECALL

One thousand and nine hundred pounds of the Arko Veal Company's ground beef may have been contaminated with E. coli.

Only a small amount was sent to Georgia; two restaurants in DeKalb County, one in Cherokee County and one in Carroll County.

The patties were produced from October 7th to October 9th.

The federal Food Safety and Inspection Service has received no reports of illness caused by the products.

10/15/2007 SHAG RUG RECALL

Almost 3,000 "Alyssa" Shag Rugs have been recalled because of a fire hazard.

The rugs were sold through the JC Penney catalog and web site from June through August of this year.

Consumers should stop using the recalled rugs immediately and return the rugs to any JC Penney store for a full refund.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08025.html

TURTLE SPRINKLER RECALL

Almost 2,000 Turtle Sprinklers are recalled because of a laceration hazard.

The sprinklers were sold at Ross Stores nationwide from March through September of this year.

Consumers should stop using the sprinkler immediately, and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08026.html

10/12/2007 POT PIE RECALL

ConAgra Foods is voluntarily recalling all varieties of its Banquet pot pies after at least 165 cases of salmonella in 31 states were linked to them.

The pot pies are sold under brand the names of Banquet, Albertson's, Hill Country Fare, Food Lion, Great Value, Kirkwood, Kroger, and Western Family.

You should throw away the pies but use the package to get a refund. The recall includes beef pot pies as well.

For more information, go to http://www.conagrafoodscompany.com/corporate/brands/brand_info.jsp?page=banquet

J.C. PENNEY TOY RECALL

J.C. Penney is recalling 49,000 Winnie the Pooh playsets that were made in China, 19,000 deluxe art sets with paints and brushes, and Breyer stirrup ornaments.

For more information on this recall and other lead related recalls, click on the links below. 

WINNIE THE POOH PLAYSETS

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08022.html

DELUXE ART SETS

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08023.html

STIRRUP ORNAMENTS

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08024.html

MINI RACING HELMETS

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08019.html

BENDABLE DINOSAUR TOYS

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08020.html

TRAVEL ART SETS

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08021.html

10/11/2007 CHILDREN'S MEDICINE RECALL

A division of Johnson and Johnson is recalling 14 cough and cold medicines for infants because of the danger of overdose.

The company's McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit is voluntarily withdrawing over-the-counter medicines from the following brands:

    • Dimetapp
    • Little Colds
    • Pediacare
    • Robitussin
    • Triaminic
    • Tylenol

Data show that when misused the medicines can lead to overdose especially in children younger than two.

Johnson and Johnson says the products are safe at recommended doses and stress that parents read labels carefully.

For more information, the company recommends that parents visit the website www.otcsafety.org

10/10/2007 DVD ADAPTOR RECALL

Toshiba is recalling about 142,000 A/C adaptors sold with portable DVD players.

The chinese-made adaptors can cause the players to overheat.. posing a burn hazard. The DVD players were sold between January 2005 and April 2006.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08015.html

STARBUCKS KIDS RECALL

Starbucks is recalling children's plastic cups because they can break.

The Starbucks cups were sold nationwide between May 2006 and August 2007. If the cup is dropped... faces on the cups can break off and leave small pieces and sharp edges that can choke or cut children.

Consumers should take the cups away from children and contact Starbucks for refunds.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08017.html

GLITTER CANDLE RECALL

More than 9,000 Sequin Glitter Candles are recalled because of a fire hazard.

The candles were sold at Christmas Tree Shop retail locations nationwide from November through December of last year.

Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08014.html

FLOURESCENT CEILING LIGHT FIXTURE RECALL

About 50,000 Lithonia Lighting Nickel End Wrap Fluorescent Ceiling Light Fixtures have been recalled because of a shock hazard.

The fixtures were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores from June through August of this year.

Consumers should stop using them and return them to Home Depot for a refund or replacement.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08016.html

10/8/2007 SAM'S CLUB MEAT RECALL

Sam's Club Warehouse is recalling some beef patties from its store because of possible E-coli contamination.

The recall involves Cargill hamburger meat sold exclusively at Sam's Club under the name "American Chef's Selection Angus Beef Patties." It includes all patties sold since August 26th that have an expiration date of February 12th, 2008.

The Minnesota Department of Health says four children became ill from E-coli bacteria last month. People are being asked to either return or discard these products.

ICE CREAM RECALL

Cartons of "Prestige Chocolate Ice Cream" sold at Winn-Dixie and Save-Rite stores are being recalled. Winn-Dixie is recalling about 5,000 cartons because the product's packaging might not identify it as chocolate almond.

The recall is being issued as a precaution for people who are allergic or sensitive to almonds.

The recalled ice cream comes in a 1.75 quart carton with the code 12-356 and a June 25, 2008 expiration date. The ice cream was distributed to Winn-Dixie and Save Rite stores in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

According to the company, no reports of illnesses have been reported. For more information, consumers can call the company at 866-946-6349.

SCOOTER RECALL

Officials are recalling roughly 20,000 electric scooters manufactured in China.

The Razor E-300 Electric Scooter has been recalled because of reports of welds breaking on the handlebar that can cause the rider to lose control and fall from the scooter. Officials at Razor have received 25 reports of welds breaking on their handlebars including three incidents that resulted in minor injuries.

The recalled electric scooters have barcodes beginning in 100620-03 through -09. They were sold at Pep Boys stores and on the Internet from January 2006 through October 2006.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08013.html

CHRYSLER RECALL

Chrysler is recalling 125,000 cars because a problem with a cooling fan could lead to engine fires.

The recall includes the 2007-2008 Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger. So far, Chrysler has received 17 reports of fires since July. The company plans to notify car owners. 

For more information, call Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

AIR PURIFIER RECALL

About 83,000 IonizAirTM Table Top Air Purifiers are being recalled because of risk of fire.

The purifiers were sold at various retailers nationwide including mail-order and Internet retailers from January 2003 through July 2004. Consumers should stop using and unplug the recalled air purifier immediately, and contact the firm for a free replacement cartridge.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08012.html

10/5/2007 CAMPBELL SOUP RECALL

Campbell Soup has announced a voluntary recall for its Chunky Baked Potato with Cheddar and Bacon Bits in 18.8 ounce sized cans. Over 72,000 cans with the code "Jul 08 2009 07097" were recalled.

The soup might contain pieces of hard plastic that might cause choking. The company said no other products are affected by the recall.

The recalled soups were shipped to 24 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

MORE LEAD PAINT RECALLS

More recalls because of lead.

The alert includes about 150,000 bookmarks, journals, and bracelets from Antioch publishing. The character-theme bookmarks and journals come in various designs and images, but violate the federal lead paint ban.

The CPSC says these items were sold in bookstores and gift shops during the past four-and-a-half years, and should be kept away from children.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08010.html

For information on other recalled items due to lead, click on the links below.

WOODEN TOYS

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08004.html

COLOR BLOCKS

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08005.html

TOY FLASHLIGHTS

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08006.html

TUMBLERS

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08007.html

CHILDREN'S DECORATING SETS

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08008.html

KEY CHAIN

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08009.html

ALUMINUM WATER BOTTLES

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08011.html

10/4/2007 BOY SCOUT BADGES RECALL

The Boy Scouts are recalling 1.6 million badges made in China but distributed by a Georgia company because of dangerous levels of lead.

The plastic totem badge has a yellow and blue border... includes a picture of a bear and wolf... and reads "progress toward ranks."

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08018.html

KRAFT CHOCOLATE RECALL

A brand of white chocolate is being recalled.

Kraft Foods says some Baker's Premium White Chocolate Baking Squares may contain salmonella, although the company has not received any reports of illnesses taking place.

Each box has six one-ounce squares, and has "Best When Used By" dates in 2008 of March 31, and April first, second, and third followed by the letters XCZ. The recall involves 24,000 cases, with twelve packages in each case. The product also has a UPC code of 0043000252200.

Consumers should throw the affected chocolate away.

For more information, call Kraft at 800-310-3704.

10/3/2007 ELECTRIC TOASTER RECALL

Over 5,000 Cook's Essential Electric Toasters have been recalled because of a fire hazard.

The toasters were sold by QVC through its television station, its web page, its toll-free number, outlet, and its employee and studio stores from January through June 2003. Some recalled toasters may have been sold at various retailers.

Consumers should stop using the toaster immediately, unplug it, and cut off the power cord where it enters the body of the toaster. Refunds are being offered.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08001.html

GAS VALVE RECALL

About 4,000 gas valves that are used in decorative fireplaces and stoves are being recalled due to a burn hazard.

Honeywell sold the gas valves exclusively to original equipment manufacturers for use in fireplaces and stoves from April 2004 through August of this year. Those manufacturers sold fireplaces and stoves at retailers nationwide.

Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Honeywell for information on how to receive a free inspection and replacement valve.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08003.html

10/2/2007 POTTERY BARN TOY RECALL

Pottery Barn Kids is recalling 21,000 "Mini Zooper Doll Strollers."

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says a child's finger can get caught on the stroller's side hinge or metal clip. In one case, a two year old boy's finger was badly cut.

The pink doll strollers were sold from October 2005 through June 2007 at Pottery Barn Kids stores and through their web site.

If you have one of these strollers, you're asked to contact the Pottery Barn Kids' store to get a repair kit.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07317.html

MODEL ROCKET RECALL

Thousands of X-15 flying model rockets are being recalled.

Their sides or engine retainer rings can separate and cause the rocket to fall without the nose cone separating and the parachute deploying.

That poses an injury risk. There's been at least one report of someone being struck in the arm, requiring surgery.

Hobby stores and other retailers nationwide sold the rockets.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07319.html

TARGET RATTLE RECALL

Target is recalling baby rattles because of a choking hazard.

There are three types of the "Plush Boys Rattles." One is a brown football with white stitching, another one is an orange basketball with black stitching, and the third one is a white baseball with red stitching.

Target says the rattles can break open and the small beads inside could be swallowed by babies.

The stores sold the rattles from March through May of this year.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08002.html

BEEF RECALL UPDATE

A New Jersey-based meat company has greatly expanded its recall on frozen hamburger patties due to an E. Coli outbreak.

Topps Meat Company announced Saturday it has added nearly 22 million pounds of ground beef to a 332,000 pound recall last week. The recalled products include either a "Sell By" or "Best If Used By" date between September 25th of this year and September 25, 2008.

The meat processed at a plant in Elizabeth, New Jersey has caused at least a dozen people in eight states to become ill.

The beef was distributed to grocery stores and other food service institutions.

For more information, go to http://www.toppsmeat.com

9/27/2007 LEAD RECALLS

Lead is behind more toy recalls.

Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Toys, Target Children's Toy Gardening Tools and Chairs, and RC2's Knights of the Sword Toys are being recalled.

Children's Spinning Wheel-Metal Necklaces and Children's Metal Jewelry are also being recalled because of lead. For more information on the recalls mentioned and not mentioned, click on the links below.

Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Toys

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07308.html

Children's Toy Gardening Tools and Chairs

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07309.html

Knights of the Sword Toys

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07310.html

Children's Toy Rakes

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07311.html

Children's Puppet Theaters

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07312.html

Children's Spinning Wheel-Metal Necklaces

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07313.html

Children's Metal Jewelry

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07314.html

PLAYPEN RECALL

Thousands of playpens have been recalled.

Kolcraft is recalling about 425,000 playpens after a child was strangled by a strap on the changing table. The playpens were made in China between January 2001 and September 2007.

Twelve different Kolcraft playpens are involved in the recall. One of the models can rock back and forth, trapping a child.

If you have one of the playpens... remove the strap immediately.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a chart of recalled models and pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07315.html

FLOOR MAT RECALL

All weather floor mats in 2007 Lexus ES 350's and the Toyota Camrys are recalled because they can be dangerous.

The problem occurs when the all-weather mats are put on top of standard mats.

Stacking prevents the top mat from being secured properly so it could slip forward and cause unintended acceleration.

About 55,000 vehicles are affected.

NISSAN RECALL

Possible corrosion in the tube where motorists pump gas has prompted Nissan to recall nearly 420,000 SUVs.

The recall involves Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX4 SUVs from the 1997-2001 model years.

In states that use road salt during the winter... a mixture of snow, water and salt could cause corrosion on the bare metal part of the tube and allow fuel to leak.

9/26/2007 BEEF RECALL

An E. Coli outbreak has prompted a meat company to recall some of its hamburgers.

The recall affects over 330-thousand pounds of frozen beef patties. At least six people have become sick in New York state, with one having contaminated burgers found in their freezer.

The meat, sold under different labels, was distributed nationwide with the number "Est-9748" and was produced June 22, July 12, or July 23.

The recalled products include certain 10-pound boxes of Butcher's Best 100-percent All Beef Patties, Kohler Foods burgers, and Sand Castle Fine Meat. Some two and three pound boxes of Topps 100-percent Pure Ground Beef Hamburgers are also included.

For more information, go to http://tinyurl.com/ywxkgp

9/21/2007 CRIB RECALL

Nearly one million drop-side style cribs are being recalled following the deaths of a number of infants.

The cribs are made by Simplicity Incorporated. The side that drops can detach and leave a gap where babies can get stuck. To make the problem worse, the drop-side was installed upside down on some of the cribs.

The cribs were made in China and sold in U.S. stores from January 1998 through this month.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures showing proper and improper drop-side installations, and older and newer hardware, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07307.html

COLIC REMEDY RECALL

Over 17,000 bottles that contain a remedy for colic and teething pain in babies are being recalled due to a parasite.

Several bottles of apple-flavored Baby's Bliss Gripe Water tested positive for Cryptosporidium, a parasite that can cause diarrhea and intestinal infections. The contaminated remedy may have sickened a Minnesota infant.

The product was sold on the Internet and retail stores nationwide. Full refunds are being offered. Consumers can call 1-877-457-4955 for more information.

CHEESE RECALL

Mexican cheese sold in Georgia has been recalled.

About 55,000 pounds of "Queso Cincho de Guerrero" mexican cheese are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.

The cheese was distributed between April 16th and June 26th. It is a dry, hard cheese sold in 35 and 40 pound wheels. No illnesses have been reported.

9/18/2007 DOLE BAGGED SALAD RECALL

Dole is recalling thousands of their pre-packaged salads after a sample tested positive for E-coli.

About 55,000 pounds of "Queso Cincho de Guerrero" mexican cheese

are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.

The cheese was distributed between April 16th and June 26th. It is a dry, hard cheese sold in 35 and 40 pound wheels. No illnesses have been reported.

Packages of "Hearts Delight Salad Mix" were processed at the Springfield, Ohio Dole plant on September 6th.

The salad mix was sold in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Maine, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Canada. The salad mix bags have a "Best If Used By" date of September 19, 2007 on them along with a production code of either "A24924A" or "A24924B."

Dole says consumers should dispose of the product.

CHRYSLER RECALL

Brake system problems and other issues forced automaker Chrysler to recall nearly 400,000 vehicles.

The 2006 and 2007 model year Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Commander and the 2007 Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Nitro could have problems with braking while the vehicles are driving uphill.

The automaker said at least 20 occurrences of this problem have been reported.

The 2008 Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger are also being recalled because of a possible problem with a cable attached to the front door latches.

ICED TEA MAKER RECALL

The IT400 Iced Tea Maker was sold through JC Penny catalogs between April and July of this year.

It has a date code on the bottom of the device that reads CA1307, or CA1307-A.

Consumers should stop using the maker and return it to Back to Basics Products for a replacement or refund. You can call them at 1-800-874-4084.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07306.html

HONDA RECALL

Honda is recalling more than 180,000 2006 and 2007 Civics. The automaker says it needs to fix a wheel-bearing seal that could leak and lead to a wheel falling off. There've been two complaints, but no injuries.

9/13/2007 GLUCOSE METER RECALL

Abbott is recalling thousands of Precision Xtra, Optium, ReliOn, Ultima, Rite Aid and Kroger blood glucose meters manufactured after January 31.

If the meters are dropped on a hard surface, the display screen may not work properly. The recalled meters were distributed via retail and mail order pharmacies and physician offices.

SALMON SPREAD RECALL

Jensen's Old Fashioned Smokehouse Inc. is recalling 480 tubs of Jensen's Seattle Style Wild Smoked Salmon Spread Lemon Dill and Onion and 132 units of its PCC brand Smoked Salmon Spread all-natural.

They both may be contaminated with listeria which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.

The Jensen's salmon is coded with sell by dates of October 14 and 15th. The PCC smoked salmon's sell by date is Sept. 29th.

Consumers should return the product for a full refund.

9/7/2007 CANDLE RECALL

About 83,000 "Avant Yarde" Decorative Glaze Outdoor Candles have been recalled because of fire and burn hazards. 

The candles were sold at Ace Hardware stores nationwide from February 2006 through June of this year.

Consumers should stop using the recalled candles immediately and return them to any Ace Hardware store for a full refund.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07304.html

9/5/2007 MORE MATTEL TOYS RECALLED

Toy giant Mattel announces another major recall. 675,000 Barbie accessories, made in China, contain dangerous levels of lead. They were sold between October 2006 and August of this year.

The recall also includes 90,000 units of Mattel's GeoTrax locomotive line, and about 8,900 Big Big World Six-in-One Bongo Band toys. Both are under Mattel's Fisher-Price brand.

For more information, go to http://www.mattel.com/safety/

CRIB RECALL

About 400 "Moderne" and "Loft" Cribs have been recalled. The crib slats can separate from the side rails and trap or strangle young children.

The cribs were sold at juvenile furniture stores nationwide from October 2003 through June 2005.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07300.html

8/31/2007 ELECTRIC HEATER RECALL

About 281,000 "Aloha Breeze" Portable Electric Heaters are being recalled because of a fire hazard.

The heaters were sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from July 2005 to July of this year.

Consumers should stop using the recalled heaters immediately.

For more information on this recall, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07296.html

EMERGENCY TOOL KIT RECALL

About 43,000 Emergency Tool Kits are being recalled due to fire and shock hazards.

The kits were sold at flea markets and various internet sites nationwide from June 2003 through May of this year.

Consumers should stop using the booster cables in the recalled kits immediately.

For more information on this recall, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07297.html

ELECTRIC TOE-SPACE HEATER RECALL

About 84,000 Toe-Space Electric Heaters are being recalled because of a fire hazard.

The heaters were sold by Berko Electric wholesale distributors nationwide from 1972 through February 1985 and Emerson Electric wholesale distributors from 1980 through February 1985.

Consumers should immediately turn off the heater at the thermostat and, if possible, at the home's circuit breaker or fuse.

For more information on this recall, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07298.html

8/30/2007 TOYS "R" US RECALL

Toys "R" Us is asking parents to return some 27,000 crayon and paint sets made in China and they'll get a refund.

The packaging and contents of the cases contain lead. No injuries have been reported from the use of the sets. Toys "R" Us sold the cases nationwide from October 2006 through this month.

The wooden case in this recall is about 14 inches high by 19 inches wide and includes crayons, pastels, colored pencils, and paint among other items.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07299.html

SPINACH RECALL

California based Metz Fresh is recalling its bagged fresh spinach after some of it tested positive for Salmonella.

The company says the product was distributed in the continental U.S. and Canada. The recall includes 10 and 16 ounce bags as well as 4 pound cartons and cartons that contain four 2.5 pound bags. The tracking codes for the packages are: 12208114, 12208214, and 12208314.

So far there have been no reports of illness due to the spinach. Consumers with questions can contact Metz Fresh at 831-386-1018.

WEATHER RADIO RECALL

About 66,000 Oregon Scientific Weather Radios have been recalled. The radios could fail to receive National Weather Service alert signals in certain areas of the country.

The radios were sold at retail stores nationwide, including some electronics and sporting goods stores, online retailers, and in catalogs from December 2005 through June of this year.

Consumers should contact Oregon Scientific for instructions on returning the radio to receive a free replacement.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07292.html

POCKET KNIFE RECALL

About 154,000 Gerber Exchange-A-Blade Pocket Knives are being recalled because of a laceration hazard.

The knives were sold at stores nationwide, including Wal-Mart, and through on-line stores from September 2006 through this month. Consumers should stop using the recalled knives immediately and contact Gerber to receive instructions on how to return the knife for a free replacement knife.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07295.html

SWIVEL AND YOUTH HAT RECALL

To see these recalls on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07293.html

and

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07294.html

8/29/2007 WATERING CAN RECALL

About 6,000 "Rubber Ducky" watering cans are being recalled. The cans were sold at Jo-ann Fabric and Craft stor, , , es across the country.

There is lead paint in the beak of the can, which can cause harm to children if ingested.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07290.html

BOOT RECALL

About 9,500 Logger Boots have also been recalled because of a shock hazard. The boots were sold at shoe stores and other independent retailers nationwide from September 2006 through last month.

Consumers should stop wearing the recalled boots immediately and contact Wolverine World Wide to receive a free replacement pair of boots.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07291.html

8/27/2007 BACKPACK BLOWER RECALL

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled roughly 22,000 Shindaiwa backpack blowers that were imported from Japan because of a fire hazard.

The recall involves Shindaiwa models EB630 and EB630RT. Officials report the outer shell of the backpack blower's muffler can melt allowing exhaust gas to exit. That gas may cause damage to the backpack blower's fuel tank creating a fire hazard for the user.

Owners of the , backpack blowers are advised to contact Shindaiwa incorporated about receiving a free muffler replacement.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07289.html

KID SEAT WARNING

Graco has is, sued a safety alert for almost 300,000 of ComfortSport Convertible Car Seats.

It turns out the lower anchorage belt may have been misrouted during assembly... So that it's behind the shoul, der harness instead of under the bottom.

This could affect the way it protects your child during a crash. According to the company, it's only a problem if the car seat is rear-facing, and was installed with a latch system.

For more information, log on to www.gracobaby.com and click on recall information at the bottom of the page.

8/24/2007 CARROT RECALL

Carrots sold at a number of stores including Georgia Publix Supermarkets are being recalled. The carrots sold under the label "Los Angeles Salad Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots" could be infected with the bacteria Shigella.

Shigella in, fection can cause diarrhea (which may be bloody), fever, nausea and vomiting. The packages were sold in flexible plastic bags in 7 and 8 ounce size with a Sell By Date Code up to and including August 16, 2007.

Consumers who have purchased Los Angeles Salad Company's "Genuine Sweet Baby Carrots" are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Los Angeles Salads at (1-626-322-9017).

CLOTHING SET AND MATTRESS RECALL

About 4,700 Basic Editions-brand Girls' Clothing Sets have been recalled because of an entrapment hazard. The sets were sold at Kmart stores nationwide from March through May of this year.

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard.

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About 1,000 Sleepi Crib Foam Mattresses have been recalled because of an entrapment hazard as well.

To see these recalls on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07284.html 

and 

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07286.html

SPINDLE BACK CHAIR RECALL

About 4,000 Windsor Spindle-Back Side Chairs have been recalled because of a fall hazard.

The chairs were sold exclusively through J.C. Penney catalog and online stores from April 2006 through June of this year.

Consumers should stop using the recalled chairs immediately and contact J.C. Penney to obtain free replacement chairs. Consumers also can retur, n the chairs to their closest J.C. Penney store for a full refund.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07288.html

TEETHER BOOK AND AC ADAPTER RECALL

To see these recalls on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07285.html 

and

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07287.html

8/23/2007 SPONGEBOB RECALL<, /P>

About 250,000 address books and journals featuring the popular Spongebob Squarepants character are being recalled.

The paint on the metal spiral bindings contain excessive levels of lead which can be toxic if ingested by young children.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07283.html

SPINNING TOP AND PAIL RECALL<, /STRONG>

About 66,000 Curious George and Thomas and Friends spinning tops are being recalled. The imported toys have paint on them that contain lead that's over federal standards. 

Also about 4,700 Curious George and Thomas and Friends pails are under the same recall.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07282.html

CHILDREN'S JEWELRY RECALL

About 14,000 children's jewelry sets and almost 8,000 Children's Divine Inspiration Charm Bracelets have been recalled due to lead.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please, go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07280.html and

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07281.html

8/22/2007 DOG FOOD RECALL

Mars Petcare recalled its 50 pound bags of Red Flannel Large Breed Adult Formula dry dog food.

The FDA detected Salmonella in a sample of the product with the best buy date of July, 12, 2008.

Pet owners should dispose of the product and return the empty bag to the store where purchased for a full refund.

8/17/2007 BATTERY RECALL

About 1,500 N.I.C.E. P200 Navigation and Entertainment System batteries have been recalled. About 2,500 batteries were recalled in 2006.

The lithium-ion batteries can melt or overheat, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.

The batteries installed in the navigation and entertainment systems were sold at car audio and mobile electronics stores nationwide from May 2006 through this month.

Consumers should stop using the recalled batteries immediately and contact Clarion Corp. at (800) 347-8667 for a full refund.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the reca, lled p, roduct, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07278.html

8/16/2007 PINE CONE CANDLE SET RECALL

About 24,000 Gold Pine Cone Candle Sets are being recalled because of a fire hazard. The candles were sold at Christmas stores, school fundraisers, mail order, and specialty stores nationwide from September 2001 through December of last year. Consumers shoul, d immediately stop using the candles and contact Giftco at (888) 448-6728 for a full refund. To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07274.html

CIRCULAR SAW RECALL

About 811,000 Skil(r) brand Circular Saws are being recalled because of a laceration hazard. The saws were sold at home centers and independent hardware retailers nationwide from January 2002 through December of 2006. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled saws and contact the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation at (866) 761-5572 for instructions on obtaining a free repair. To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07275.html

ELECTRIC THROW RECALL

Over 37,000 Classic Beauty Rest Electric Warming Throws are being recalled because of a fire hazard. The throws were sold at Kmart, the Fingerhut catalogs, and the LTD Commodities LLC web site from August 2006 through February of this year. Consumers should immediately stop using the electric throws and contact International Home Fashions at (800) 905-0799 for information on where to return a portion of the power cord to receive two replacement (non-electric) throws. Consumers should not return the throws to the retailer where purchased. To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07276.html

8/14/2007 MORE TOY RECALL

Mattel announced another major recall today for millions of its Chinese made toys that contain magnets and possibly lead paint.

The recall includes seven-point-three million play sets, including Polly Pocket , dolls and Batman action figures with magnets, and one and a half million die cast cars that contain lead paint.

So far no injuries have been reported from any of the recalled products. Mattel's CEO says they will continue testing and manufacturing toys that are safe for children to enjoy.

Consumers should take these toys away from children immediately and contact Mattel toll-free at (888) 597-6597 for a free replacement toy. For more information, go to www.cpsc.gov

TOOTHPASTE RECALL

More toothpaste made in China has been recalled because of an ingredient used to make automotive antifreeze was found in product samples.

The substance found in Indiana-based "Gilchrist and Soames" toothpaste is toxic to the kidneys and liver and can depress the central nervous system.

The offending toothpaste has been distributed to hotels in more than a dozen countries, including the U.S. "Gilchrist and Soames" has asked ho, tels to destroy any of the product on hand.,

8/13/2007 COCA-COLA DRINKING GLASS RECALL

About 300 Coca-Cola themed drinking glasses are being recalled due to a laceration hazard. The glasses were sold at The World of Coca-Cola Store in Atlanta, Georgia exclusively from May through June of this year. Consumers should stop using and discard the glasses immediately. Consumers can also contact the glass's importer, Formation, at (866) 428-1176 for a refund.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07268.html

 

,

RAW OYSTERS RECALL

Commercial harvesters and dealers are being asked by the FDA to recall raw oysters they distributed to a number of countries and states, including Florida be, cause of a bacterial illness. The oysters harvested in Washington-state's Hood Canal has caused at least six people to be sick. Symptoms of the illness include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, headache, fever and chills. The symptoms usually appear within 24 hours after consumption. The FDA is urging consumers to stay away from raw oysters harvested in the canal and says the oysters should be cooked at 145 degrees to avoid the illness.

 

8/10/2007 LOUNGE CHAIR RECALL

About 6,000 Garden Treasures Lounge Chairs sold at Lowe's stores are being recalled. The chairs can break in the recline position, posing a fall hazard.

There have been seven reports of the chairs breaking, resulting in minor injuries. The chairs should be returned to any Lowe's for a full refund.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, pl, ease go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07266.html

NOTEBOOK BATTERY RECALL

About 1,400 batteries used in Toshiba notebook computers are being recalled. The lithium-ion batteries can overheat and cause a fire. They were sold with the following computer models: Satellite A100, Satellite A105 and Tecra A7. You can contact Toshiba for a free replacement at 800-457-7777.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07267.html

 

8/9/2007 TIRE RECALL

<, P>A New Je, rsey-based tire import, er is recalling the 255,000 tires made by a Chinese company. The tires are steel-belted radial replacements for pickup trucks, vans and suvs, sold under the Westlake, Compass and YKS brand names. The tires lack a safety feature that prevents tread separation. For more information, go to http://www.foreigntire.com or call 888-899-9293.

HORSEBACK RIDING STIRRUPS

About 500 Stübben Steeltec SEQ Stirrups made for horseback riding have been recalled. The stirr, up's hinges can break, posing a fall hazard to riders. They were sold at Stübben authorized dealers nationwide from August 2006 through May of this year. Consumers should stop using the stirrups immediately and return them to Stübben to receive a full refund.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07264.html

 

8/8/2007 AEROSOL CAN RECALL                   &,, nb, sp;             

About 3,000 Hi-Heat Aerosol Coating Cans are being recalled. The cans can over-pressurize and explode, posing a risk of injury to consumers. They were sold at automotive supply stores, repair shops, and parts suppliers nationwide from August 2005 through June of this year.  Consumers should not handle the cans and contact Sherwin-Williams at (800) 523-9299.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07259.html

SAFETY RELIEF PLUG RECALL,

About 4,700 Safety Relief Plugs us, ed on Nitr, ous Oxide System, s and HVAC Service Tools have also been recalled. The plug can allow pressure to build in the cylinder of an HVAC pressure testing tool or Nitrous Oxide system. This causes the cylinder to burst if it is overfilled and overheated. The product was sold at HVAC and Nitrous Oxide systems suppliers and retailers nationwide from August 2006 , through June of this year. Consumers should immediately stop using the cylinders that contain the recalled plugs and place them in a cool location. For a free replacement plug, call 800-856-5668.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07263.html

 

8/6/2007 FORD RECALL

Three-point-six million Ford vehicles are recalled because of a speed control deactivation switch that could cause a fire. The recall covers more than a dozen passenger cars, suvs, trucks and vans built from 1992 to 2004. The speed, control deactivation switch is powered at all times.

Company officials say they have received some reports of fires in Crown Victorias. That same switch has led to previous recalls based on reports of fires. The recall involves the following vehicles: 1998-2002 Ford Ranger, 1992-1997 Lincoln Town Car, 1992-1997 Ford Crown Victoria,1992-1997 Mercury Grand Marquis, 1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII,

1993-1995 Taurus SHO, 1999-2001 Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer. Also covered are the 2001-2002 Ford Explorer Sport, 2001-2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, 1992-1993 E150-350 vans, 1997-2002 E150-350 vans, 1993 Ford F-Series pickups, 1993 Ford Bronco, 1994 Mercury Capri, 2003-2004 Ford F-150 Lightning, and 1995-2002 Ford F53 mo, tor homes. Owners with questions about the recall can contact Ford at (888) 222-2751.

WINDOW BLIND RECALL

140,000 window blinds sold at Lowe's stores are recalled. The pull cord on the two inch Natural Faux Wood Plantation Blinds could pose a strangulation hazard to children. The blinds are made by Basic Blindz and were sold at Lowe's from March through July of this year. You should contact Springs Window Fashions at 866-305-8652 for a free retrofit kit. For more information on this recall and others not mentioned, go to www.cpsc.gov.

GREEN BEANS RECALL

Cans of French Style green beans sold in Georgia are being recalled. The FDA says the cans of beans may not have been processed adequately to eliminate the potential for botulism toxin. The product maker, Lakeside Foods said it recalled 15,, 000 cases of the 14.5 ounce cans. No illnesses have been reported and no botulism has been found, so far, but the company says it will continue to test cans.

The affected beans were sold nationwide under: Albertson's, Happy Harvest, Best Choice, Food Club, Bogopa, Valu Time, Hill Country Fare, HEB, Laura Lynn, Kroger, No Name, North Pride, Shop N Save, Shoppers Valu, Schnucks, Cub Foods, Dierbergs, Flavorite, IGA, Best Choice and Thrifty Maid.

The product was distributed to: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missour, i, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Canada.

The codes involved are: EAA5247, EAA5257, EAA5267, EAA5277,EAB5247, EAB5257, ECA5207, ECA5217, ECA5227, ECA5297, ECB5207, ECB5217, ECB5227, ECB5307.

 

8/2/2007 SONY RECALL

About 416,000 digital cameras from Sony are being recalled. The company says the case may warp, and that could cause an edge that could cut the user's hands. The affected unit is the , Cyber Shot D, SC-T5. Sony will replace the bottom casing at no cost.

For more information, go to www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/ServiceArea/070802/

 

TOY RECALL

A major toy maker is recalling almost one million toys because of too much lead in the paint. The Fisher-Price recall includes 967,000 toys for pre-schoolers with well-known characters like Elmo and Big Bird that were sold nationally between May and August. Fisher-Price said the lead paint problem in the Chinese-made toys was detected internally. The Consumer Product Safety Commission was notified and two-thirds of the affected toys were isolated before they got to retailers' shelves, according to the company. Suspect toys should be kept away from children and paren, ts should contact Mattel. Owners of recalled toys can exchange them for equal-value vouchers.

For a list of the recalled toys, go to www.service.mattel.com, or call mattel's recall hot line at 1-800-916-4498.

 

7/27/2007 Sara Lee Whole Wheat Fresh Bread Products

Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Sara Lee whole wheat which products may contain small pieces of metal.

Sara Lee Food & Beverage has issued a voluntary and precautionary recall of selected whole wheat bread products produced at the company's Meridian, Mississippi, bakery and sold at grocery retailers in the following areas: the entire states of Mississippi and Alabama, most of Arkansas, far southeastern Missouri, western Georgia, southwestern Tennessee, southeastern Louisiana and the panhandle of Florida.

The affected products are stamped "Best if purchased by" between the dates of July 25, 2007 and August 7, 2007 and include the code "222." This information can be found on the front of the bag. The products were sold in a variety of retail grocery and mass merchant retailers and include:

,

Product Description

<, P>UPC CODE

Colonial Wheat Sandwich 20 oz.

5040023502

Schnucks Wheat Sandwich 24 oz.

2412601044

Earthgrains Honey Wheat Berry

5040072709

Flavorite Wheat Sand. 20 oz.

4113002364

Foodland Wheat Bread 20 oz.

41303209, 64

Golden Bake Wheat Bread 20 oz.

5040008505

Grissom's Wheat Bread 20 oz.

5193370220

Grissoms 24oz. Wheat Sand.

5193370300

IGA 20oz. Wheat

4127003695

 Great Value Split Top Bread 20 oz.

7874206274

Great Value 24 oz. Wheat Sand

7874228543

Piggly Wiggly Wheat Bread 20 oz.

5040000118

Publix Honey Wheat

4141539095

Publix 100% Stoneground

4141539190

Publix Wheat 20 oz.

4141539290

Publix Stone Ground Wheat 20 oz.

4141539390

Shurfresh Split Top Wheat 20 oz.

1116144835

EarthGrains 100% Natural Wheat Berry

5040072748

EarthGrains 100% Natural 7-Grain

5040072747

EarthGrains 100% Natural Whole Wheat

5040072746

Sara Lee Delightful Wheat

7294571706

Sara Lee Delightful 100% Whole Wheat

7294571589

Sara Lee Delightful 100% Multi-Grain

7294571588

Sara Lee Hearty & Delicious 100% Whole Wheat with Honey

7294560152

Sara Lee Hearty & Delicious 100% Whole Wheat

<, P>7294560157

Sara Lee Hearty & Delicious 100% Multi-Grain

7294560158

Sara Lee Deli Style 100% Whole Wheat

7294561001


Only those products that include the code "222" on the packaging are included in this recall, and should be returned to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.

The recall does not apply to any other Sara Lee bread brand, including all products sold under the Soft 'n Smooth label. Sara Lee's consumer line: (80, 0) 683-3466.

 

Electric Blowers

900,000 Toro Power Sweep Electric Blowers are being recalled after the company received more than 150 reports of a faulty rotating component which has actually caused pieces of plastic to fly out of the blower. The recall includes Toro electric blowers manufactured between 2000 and 2002, sold nationwide at The Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, and K-Mart Stores between January of  2000 and late December of 2002.

Customers are urged to discontinue using the blower and to contact the Toro Company to receive a replacement blower. Call (888) 279-3191. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07253.html


Pacifiers

1,000 Pacifiers that don't meet Federal safety standards have been voluntarily recalled. The recalled pacifiers were sold online at the sites etsy.com and ebay.com, by several retailers. The recall includes pacifiers that were purchased from stores, decorated with Swarovski crystals, and then resold to consumers.

The pacifiers' crystals can separate easily, posing an aspiration and ingestion hazard to young children. Consumers should take these pac, ifiers away from young children immediately. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07254.html

7/26/2007 TV STAND RECALL

Nearly half a million TV stands sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide and online at Wal-Mart.com are being recalled. Sauder Woodworking is recalling 414,000 TV stands because they can collapse if the fasteners used to connect the metal legs to the lower shelf are not completely tightened during assembly. Sauder has received 43 reports of the stands collapsing. Consumers should contact Sauder at 866-218-8312 for detailed instructions on checking the tightness of the fasteners.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07251.html

7/25/2007 PLANE RECALL

The Estes-Cox Corporation is recalling 21,000 Sky Rangers Park Flyer Radio Controlled Airplanes. There have been 45 reports of the hand, launched plane exploding, causing , b, urns and eye injuries as well as temporary hearing loss. The , planes were made in China and sold by Estes Rockets.

For more information, contact Estes-Cox at 800-576-5811 or go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07250.html

CRIB BUMPER RECALL

Pottery Barn Kids is recalling 31,000 Matelassé Crib Bumpers because the decorative stitching can come undone and pose a choking hazard.

So far there are two reports of the stitching coming loose, but no reports of any injuries. Consumers should stop using the bumpers immediately and remove any exposed stitching, or contact Pottery Barn Kids at (877) 800-9720 for a refund.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07252.html

LOG SPLITTER RECALL

About 8,000 log splitters have been recalled because of serious injury risks involved with the splitter's hydraulic cylinders. The splitters were sold at Ace, True Value, and Do It Best Hardware stores and independent power equipment dealers nationwide from January 2002 throug, h October 2004, and from May 2006 through April of this year. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled log splitters and contact Brave Products Incorporated at (800) 350-8739 to receive a free replacement cylinder.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07243.html

7/23/2007 Castleberry's CHILI SAUCE and DOG FOOD RECALL UPDATE

The Augusta, Georgia food plant that is the source of a chili sauce recall had production problems around th, e same time the cans of chili were made that sickened four victims with Botulism.

According to Castleberry's Food Plant Spokesman, a check of the cans had found no problems at the time. The cans were coming out of a heating and sterilizing process too hot before going into a cooling canal.

Company officials stopped production because they wanted to make sure cans had not expanded and possibly allowed contamination. The recall has also expanded to include items like corned beef hash and barbeque pork.

Castleberry's Hot Dog Chili Sauce (UPC 3030000101)

Austex Hot Dog Chili Sauce (UPC 3030099533)

Kroger Hot Dog Chili Sauce (UPC 1111083942)

Morton House Corned Beef Hash, 15 oz. can (UPC 7526665830)

Cattle Drive Chili with Beans, 15 oz. can (UPC 3030001515)

Southern Home Corned Beef Hash, 15 oz. ,, can (UPC 0788015360)

Meijer Corned Beef Hash, 15 oz. can (UPC 4125095229)

Castleberry's Chili with Beans, 15 oz. can (UPC 3030001015)

Castleberry's Barbecue Pork, 10 oz. can (UPC 3030000402

Bunker Hill Chili No Beans, 10 oz. can (UPC 7526604112)

Check for more products including dog food. Click here for the Castleberry's website

BLACK AND DECKER RECALL

Black and , Decker has announced a recall of gas-powered trimmers/edgers that were manufactured in China. Roughly 202,000 Black & Decker GH1000 Grasshog XP String Trimmer/Edgers have been recalled after company officials received reports that pieces of the product can come loose during use.

Officials state the problem can pose a laceration hazard to users and bystanders. According to officials, the product also suffers from overheating problems and could burn users.

Owners of the recalled trimmer/edger have been advised to contact Black and Decker at 888-742-9158 or go to http://www.blackanddecker.com/CustomerCenter/Recalls.aspx for a free repair kit.

To see a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07248.html

SHRIMP NOODLE RECALL

Several Shrimp flavored noodles made by a California food company are being recalled. Nissin Cup Noodles Shrimp contain cod and lobster not listed on the packages.

Individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cod or lobster may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the products.

The noodles were also sold at Wal-Mart stores under the name Great Value Instant Shrimp, and Thrifty Maid with Shrimp Oriental Noodles with Vegetables at Winn-Dixie. Nissin Foods is offering a refund and a coupon to customers who send in the UPC code from the package directly to:

Nissin

2001 W Rosecrans Ave.

Gardena, CA 90249

7/20/2007 SIPPY CUP RECALL

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of about 84,000 Playskool Toddler "NoSpill'" Sippy Cups. Playskool has received 36 reports of toddlers chewing through the plastic spout, which can cause a choking hazard.

The recall affects the eight ounce clear cups with red, and red and yellow handles and were sold at CVS stores nationwide.

Return the cups to any CVS,, , store for a refund. For more information, contact CVS at 1-866-434-0098 or visit CVS.com or contact Playskool at playskoolinfo@cvs.com

To see a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07246.html

7/19/2007 EASY BAKE OVEN RECALL

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Hasbro Incorporated have announced a voluntary recall of about 1 million Easy-Bake ovens. Company officials say children can burn their hands or fingers if they get the, m stuck in the oven's front opening.

Since February, Easy-Bake has received 249 reports of children getting their hands or fingers caught and 77 reports of burns. Customers should take the oven away from children and contact Easy-Bake at 1-800-601-8418 or go to www.easybake.com for instructions on how to return it for a voucher.

To see a picture of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07245.html

CHILI SAUCE RECALL

Four cases of Botulism have been linked to chili made at an Augusta food plant. Cans of Castleberry's, Austex and Kroger brands of hot dog chili sauce was canned at Castleberry's food plant in Augusta, Georgia. The cans have the best buy dates from April 30, 2009 through May 22, 2009. The cans have the following recall codes:

UPC 3030000101 (Castleberry's hot dog chili sauce)

UPC 3030099533 (Austex hot dog chili sauce)

UPC 1111083942 (Kroger hot dog chili sauce)

Health officials say all four victims are expected to survive. They also warn consumers to throw the chili away.

COFFEMAKER RECALL

A, bout 392,000 'Signature Gourmet' and 'Kitchen Gourmet' twelve-cup coffeemakers are being recalled. The coffeemakers can ignite due to an electrical failure, posing a fire hazard. There have been 14 reports of electrical failures, including six in which the unit ignited.

The coffeemakers were sold exclusively at Walgreens stores. Consumers should call Atico International USA at 877-546-4835 for instructions on returning the product for a refund.

SONY BATTERY RECALL

Ten thousand Sony-made batteries for laptop computers are also being recalled. Toshiba is recalling the batteries because they could overheat and catch fire.

The battery models to be recalled are different from those invo, lved in a massive recall of Sony lithium-ion battery packs last year.

BRAKE CYLINDER RECALL

About 200 190 Radial Brake Master Cylinders used on off-road motorcyles have been recalled. The brake cylinder on the off-road motorcycle can crack and result in brake failure. The cylinders were sold by dealers nationwide, mail-order catalogues and web retailers from August 2005 through May of this year.

Consumers should immediately stop using t, he off-road motorcycles with recalled brake cylinders and contact Magura USA at (800) 448-3876 to receive a replacement product, . For more information on this recall and others not mentioned, go to www.cpsc.gov.

7/18/2007 TREESTAND RECALL

About 9,000 treestands, and about 500 replacement pins are being recalled because of a fall hazard.  The items were sold at various hunting supply stores from August 2006 through January of this year. Consumers should stop using the recalled treestands and pins immediately and contact TSR at 888-656-2606 for free replacement pins. 

To see this recall on CPSC's web s, ite and other recalls not mentioned, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov.

7/17/2007 PAYLESS SHOES RECALL

Payless Shoesource is expanding its nationwide recall of toddler clog shoes.  About 690,000 thousand airwalk compel clogs were recalled in May.  Now, about 270,000 of the character themed clog styles are being recalled.  Plastic rivets that attach the strap to the shoe can detach, posing a choking hazard.  Consumers should return the shoes to the store where purchased for a refund or exchange. To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07236.html.

TIRE INFLATOR & HAND PUMP

Genuine Innovations is recalling about 55,000 combination tire inflators and hand pumps.  The firm has received twelve reports of the products exploding.  Six injuries have been reported, including lacerations and bruising.  The recall involves the genuine innovations second wind mtb and the wrench force two shot.&n, bsp; Consumers should contact genuine  innovations for a free replacement pump head.  The number is (800) 340-1050. To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07238.html

GERBER RECALL

Gerber is voluntarily recalling some of its baby food because it can pose a choking hazard. The company is recalling all packages of its organic whole grain rice and organic whole grain oatmeal cereals. Gerber says a limited quantity of the cereals could contain lumps that will not dissolve in water or milk.

The company has received complaints of choking but no reports of injuries. Gerber says the food should not be eaten. If you bought the product, you can call Gerber at 800-443-7237 to get a full refund.

TORCH RECALL

A kitchen tool is being recalled because it could cause a fire. BonJour Professi, onal Culinary Torches recalled nearly 4500 units. If butane fuel leaks from the torch... it can cause a fire hazard. No injuries have been reported. The torches were sold from October 2006 through May of this year.

For more information go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07235.html


7/11/2007 TOOL BATTERY RECALL

A number of tool battery packs are being recalled.  Milwaukee Electric Tool is recalling about one million battery packs that power drills, saws, radios, flashlights, wrenches and glass removers.&nb, sp; T, here's a chance that damage to a vent in those batteries could cause yours to explode.  The batteries were manufactured between July 1999 and February 2004.

You should contact Milwaukee Tool for a replacement pac, k if your battery is under the recall, at www.milwaukeetool.com . 

7/09/2007 DARK CHOCOLATE RECALL

Dark chocolate bars manufactured by a company that is a subsidiary of the Hershey company have been recalled. The bars, which are a limited edition of Scharffen Berger Kumasi Sambirano, may contain milk that's not listed on the packaging. The company has received one report of an allergic reaction.

 

7/6/2007 MAGNETIC BUILDING SET  RECALL

About 800 Mag Stix Magnetic Building Sets are being recalled. Small magnets in the sets could fall out and pose serious intestinal injury if swallowed or aspirated.  The magnetic building sets were sold at Kipp Brothers' showroom, their web site, and in their Fall 2005 catalog from September 2005 through March 2006.  Consumers should immediately take these recalled toys away from children and contact Kipp Brothers at (800) 428-1153 for instructions on returning the product for a full refund. 

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07231.html

CHILDREN'S METAL JEWELRY RECALL

  

About 20,000 Essentials for Kids Jewelry Sets are also b, eing recalled, bu, t because they contain high levels of lead. The sets were sold at gift stores, dollar stores, and small , discount stores nationwide from August 2005 through April of this year. Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07232.html

  

  

7/5/2007 HAMMOCK STAND RECALL

About 3,000 hammock stands have been recalled due to a fall hazard. The stands were sold at a number of stores and at Target.com from December 2006 through May of this year. Consumers should immediately stop using the hammock stands and contact Algoma at (800) 800-7083 for instructions on returning the foot brackets for a free replacement. The recalled units should not be returned to the retailer.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07229.html

 

TOY CASTLE RECALL

About 68,000 Shape Sortin, g Toy Castles have also been recalled because they could pose as a choking hazard to young children. The castles were sold at Wal-Mart, Target, and other specialty toy retailers nationwide from January 2006 through May of this year.  Consumers should take the recalled toy away from young children immediately and contact Infantino at (888) 808-3111 for instructions on how to return the product for a free replacement. 

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07230.html

DIAMLER CHRYSLER RECALL

The Chrysler group also announced its recalling more than 80,000 Jeep Wranglers and Do, dge Nitros. The affected vehicles are all 2007 models. Chrysler said there have been reports of interruptions to electrical power in the engines that's caused the vehicles to stall. Drivers will be notified and repairs will be offered at no expense.

7/3/2007 BUILT IN OVEN RECALL

About 42,000 Thermador Brand Built-In Ovens have been recalled due to a fire hazard.  The ovens were so, ld at appliance and specialty stores nationwide from November 2004 through May of this year. Consumers should stop using the oven's self-cleaning mode and contact BSH Home Appliances immediately at (800) 701-5230 to schedule an inspection and free repair, if necessary. 

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07228.html

SNACK RECALL

All lots and sizes of Super Veggie Tings Crunchy Corn Sticks Snack Food are also being recalled because it could be contaminated with salmonella. The snacks, recalled by Robert's American Gourmet, were sold across the U.S. and Canada.

The firm says the recall is precautionary. The product contains the same seasoning as the Veggie Booty Snack Food recalled last week. For a picture of the recalled product, go to: http://www.robscape.com/files/prod-super-veggie-tings.php<, /A>  

6/29/2007 VEGGIE BOOTY RECALL

A popular snack food is being recalled because of salmonella concerns. Veggie Booty Snack Food is being recalled because it may be contaminated by salmonella. The recall is in response to 52 reported illnesses in 17 different states. The recall affects all bags of Veggie Booty. Officials say to throw away any bags you may have and call your doctor if you develop gastrointestinal problems.

BARBEQUE GRILL RECALL

A recall is issued for more than 2,000 Play Wonder Barbeque Grills. The grills were sold from December 2006 to February 2007. The circular ash tray attached to the stainless steel legs of the grill could contain dangerous sharp edges. The grills were sold at Target stores nationwide and can be returned for a full refund. To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07226.html

CERAMIC HEATER RECALL

More than 1 million ceramic heaters made by Lasko are being recalled. The heater's cord can overheat where it enters the base of the unit, posing a fire hazard. For more information you can contact Lasko at 1-800-984-3311. To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07227.html

6/28/2007 TOOTHPASTE RECALL

Chinese-made toothpaste tainted with a poisonous chemical was distributed more widely in the U.S. than originally thought. FDA officials say about 900 thousand tubes, which contain a chemical used in antifreeze, h, as shown up in prisons and hospitals.

The toothpaste was given out to dozens of state institutions in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. Federal health officials recalled the toothpaste last month, after learning tainted tubes entered the U.S. from China. The FDA advises consumers to throw away all Chinese-made toothpaste regardless of the brand.

According to the New York Times, the chemical, diethylene glycol, "is often used in Chinese toothpaste in place of its more expensive chemical cousin glycerin." Chinese officials say the chemical is harmless and do not share the concerns other countries do about its use.

TIRE RECALL

U.S. safety officals are ordering 450,000 light truck radial tires imported from China and sold by a New Jersey tire company to be recalled becau, se of possible, tread separation. The tires were made without a safety feature, called a gum strip, which helps bind the belts of a tire to each other.

The tires at issue were sold under at least four brand names. The tires have been imported since 2002. The tires were sold under the following brand names and sizes:

Westlake, Compass, Telluride, and YKS.

LT235/75R-15; LT225/75R-16; LT235/85R-16; LT245/75R-16;

LT265/75R-16; and LT3X10.5-15.

6/27/2007 FOLDING CHAIR RECALL

About 68,000 folding recliner chairs are being recalled.  The chairs have a faulty support bracket, and can fall backward and cause injury to consumers.  They were sold nationwide from December 2006 through April of this year.  

Consumers should return the chairs to the store where they bought them for a full refund.  For additional information, log on to www.cpsc.gov.

6/26/2007 GLASSWARE RECALL

Thousands of glassware pieces sold by a popular chain are being recalled.  Pier One Imports is recalling about 219 thousand blue and green glassware pieces in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  About 180,000 orange and red glassware pieces were recalled last month.  The blue and green pieces can crack or break unexpectedly and cause injury.  There have been 21 reports of the glassware breaking, and one injury as a result. The glassware is made in China.

Customers can return the glassware to Pier One for a refund or merchandise credit.  For more information, consumers can contact Pier 1 Imports at (800) 245-4595 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday and between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, or visit the firm's web site at www.pier1.com

ATV RECALL

Polaris ATVS are being recalled in connection with the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  , Ab, out 930 of the "Polaris Outlaw 525" ATVS are believed to have a loose fuel valve within the fuel tank.  The valve could cause a leak and a possible fire hazard. 

Consumers should contact their Polaris dealer to see if they have an affected machine, or call Polaris at 800-765-2747.  The fuel tank will be replaced on recalled units.

 

6/21/2007 CHILDREN'S NECKLACES

Nearly 20,000 children's necklaces are being recalled due to high levels of lead ...They're called Butterfly Necklaces, and the metal clasp on the necklace contains high levels of lead.  Lead can be toxic if ingested by young children and can also cause adverse health effects. 

The recalled necklaces were sold at souvenir and gift stores nationwide from January 2006 through May 2007.  To see this recall on CP, SC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/, 07218.html

MARCH OR DIE FIREWORKS

About 4,000 March or Die Mine/Shell Fireworks Devices are being recalled ...The tubes on these devices could become loose, making the devices unstable during use. If the device tips over during use, it could pose burn and injury hazards to bystanders.

The recalled fireworks were sold between April and May of 2006.  To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07216.html

  

300 SHOT SATURN MISSILES BATTERY FIREWORKS

Nearly 14,000 units of a different kind of fireworks device are being recalled ...The 300 Shot Saturn Missiles Battery Fireworks devices can travel in an unexpected and dangerous directions ... Posing eye and other injury haz, ards t, , o bystanders.  The recalled fireworks were sold from April 2006 to July 2006. 

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07217.html

 

 

6/20/2007 Computer Batteries

Gateway has launched a voluntary recall of approximately 14,000 lithium ion battery packs. The company says, under certain conditions, the battery packs can overheat and create a potential fire hazard.
 
 The affected batteries were shipped as the primary or spare battery pack for Gateway 400VTX and 450ROG series notebooks sold during a three-month period from May 2003 to August 2003.
 
 The battery packs were sold in the United States through , Gateway', s Professional and Direct channels, including its Gateway Country stores.
 
 Only battery packs identified by part number 6500760 or 6500761 (included on a label on the underside of the battery pack) are being recalled.
 
 Gateway will replace affected battery packs at no cost to the customer.  Customers can continue to use their notebook PCs by turning off the system, removing the battery pack, and powering the system via AC adapter and power cord.
 
 You can find more detailed information at: http://www.gateway.com/battery

6/15/2007 Counterfeit Colgate 

The FDA is recalling five ounce tubes of toothpaste that have been falsely packaged as Colgate.  Colgate-Palmolive says the counterfeit toothpaste may contain the poisonous chemical diethylene glycol or DEG. 

DEG is used in antifreeze and the FDA says exposure could cause problems for children and people with kidney or liver disease.  Company officials say the counterfeit toothpaste is labeled as "manufactured in South Africa." 

Colgate says it does not import toothpaste into the u.s. from South Africa.  The counterfeit toothpaste has already been found in several dollar type discount stores in New York, New Jersey,, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

Cracker Recall

The Back to Nature Foods Company is recalling over 26,000 boxes of Back to Nature Sesame Ginger Rice Thins crackers. The crackers has a "Best When Used By" date of May 16 2007.&, nbsp; A smal,, , l number of boxes were inadvertently manufactured using a milk ingredient seasoning, and no milk ingredients are declared on the label. 

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the products. The product has a UPC code of 59283-10013 and comes in a 4 oz. retail carton.

Consumers are advised not to consume the product and are asked to call 800-433-9361 for a full refund.

To see a picture of the recalled product, log on to http://www.backtonaturefoods.com/products_crackers_4.aspx

DISWASHER RECALL

About 130,000 Asko DW95 Model Series Dishwashers have been recalled because of a fire hazard.  The dishwashers were sold by major kitchen appliance distributors/dealers nationwide from January 1995 through April 2000 for between $750 and $1,300. 

Consumers should stop using the dishwashers immediately and contact Asko at (866) 309-9921 to arrange for a free inspection and repair or to participate in a rebate program.  To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07213.html

SANDAL RECALL

About 1,800 Calypso Sandals have been recalled.  The sandals are being recalled because the jewel decorations on the shoes can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.  They were sold at Nordstrom stores nationwide and on Nordstrom.com during February of this year. 

Consumers should immediately return , the recalled sandals to any Nordstrom store or Nordstrom.com for a full refund.  To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07214.html

 

  

CHILDREN'S JACKET RECALL

About 1,900 Pine Peak Blues Children's Jackets have been recalled because the zipper pull can detach from the jacket's zipper, which could pose as a choking hazard to young children.  The jackets were sold exclusively at Nordstrom stores from November 2006 through April of this year. 

Consumers should immediately take the recalled jacket away from children and return it to any Nordstrom store for a full refund.  To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07215.html

  

6/14/2007 BICYCLE RECALL

Over 6,000 mountain bicycles with Lefty Speed SL and Lefty Speed DLR Forks are being recalled.  The forks on the bikes can break during use causing the rider to lose control of the bicycle, fall and suffer serious injuries.  The bikes were sold at authorized Cannondale dealers from June 2006 through May of this year. 

Consumers should stop using these bicycles immediately.  Cannondale dealers will repair these forks at no charge.  To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07211.html

RAILWAY TOY RECALL

RC2 Corporation of Oak Brook, Illinois is recalling a million and a half "Thomas and Friends" wooden railway toys. The toys have lead in their paint, and can cause injury or death if youngsters ingest it. Items recalled include wooden buildings, vehicles and other train set components.

Consumers should take the toys away and contact RC2 Corporation for a replacement toy toll free at 1-866-725-4407.  To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07212.html

 

6/13/2007  DRY FIRE SPRINKLER RECALL

About 300,000 Globe Model J Series Dry Fire Sprinklers have been recalled because the sprinkler heads can deteriorate over time and fail to operate in a fire.  The sprinklers were sold by fire protection contractors nationwide from January 1990 through December 1999. 

Contact Globe immediately at (800) 248-0278 to receive replace, ment sprinkler heads at a reduced cost per sprinkler head.  To see this recall on CPSC's web site, go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07209.html

SILVER STUD EARRING SET RECALL

Over 5,000 "Accessories" Silver Stud Earring Sets have been recalled because they contain high levels of lead.  The earrings were sold exclusively at Kmart stores nationwide from October 2004 through March of this year. 

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled earrings and return them to any Kmart store for a free replacement pair of earrings.  To see this recall on CPSC's web site, go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07210.html

 

6/12/2007  TOOTHPASTE RECALL

About 170,000 toothpaste products imported from China have been recalled nationwide by a Florida b, ased , , com, pa, ny becau, se they may contain a poisonous chemical.  The chemical, diethylene glycol, is a thickening agent used in antifreeze and as a cheaper substitute for the sweetener glycerin.  

The chemical can cause kidney and liver problems. The  brands being recalled are: Shir Fresh Mint Fluoride, Shir Fresh Ice Shir Mint Fluoride and Shir Fresh Cool Shir Mint Fluoride.  Consumers are asked to stop using the products and throw them away, or return them to the stores where they bought them.  Retailers are also, asked to examine inventories and notify customers about the recall.  No injuries or illnesses have been reported.  The recall comes days after the FDA warned consumers against using toothpaste imported from China. 

6/11/2007 TYSON BEEF RECALL

Tyson Fresh Meats announced they are recalling over 40-thousand pounds of ground beef sent to twelve states, but not Georgia.  According to officials, several samples of ground beef at a plant in Texas tested positive for e-coli contamination.  The recalled meat had a sell by date, of June 13th and was sent to Wal-Mart stores. 

Employees at the affected Wal-Mart have removed the contaminated ground beef from their meat cases.  There have been no reports of any illnesses.  The states the meat were sent to are: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Okl, ahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.

6/8/2007  CERAMIC COOKTOP RECALL

About 2,000 Thermador Brand Ceramic Cooktops are being recalled because of a fire hazard.  The cooktops were sold at appliance and specia, lty stores nationwide from October 2006 through March of this year.  Consumers should disconnect the cooktop at the circuit breaker when not in use, and never leave anything on the cooktop when it is unattended.  Consumers should disconnect the cooktop at the circuit breaker when not in use, and never leave anything on the cooktop when it is unattended.  

Contact BSH Home Appliances for a free in-home repair.  For more information, contact BSH Home Appliances at (800) 758-1001 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at ww, , w.thermador.com.  See this recall on CPSC's web site .

  

PARTY HAT RECALL  

Over 43,000 Children's Party Hats have been recalled because they can pose as a choking hazard to young children.  The hats were sold at party and discount department stores nationwide from February 2005 through last month.  Consumers should discard the hats immediately and contact Creative Expressions to receive a full refund. 

 For additional information, contact Creative Expressions at (800) 428-5017 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.ceg4party.com.  See this recall on CPSC's web site.

 

6/7/2007 CRIB RECALL

About 40,000 Nursery-in-a-Box Cribs have been recalled because they can pose as a fall, entrapment, and choking hazard.  The hazards are caused by incorrect assembly instructions.  The cribs were sold at department stores and children's product stores from August 2005 through May of this year. Consumers should contact Simplicity at (800) 784-1982 to receive correct assembly instructions, or consumers can download the assembly instructions at the firm's web site.  To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07205.html

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BICYCLE,, , RECALL

A number of bicycles have been recalled.  About 2,900 bicylces with carbon cranksets are being recalled because the bicycle's crankset could break, which could result as a fall hazard.  The bicycles were sold at authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide from June 2006 though May of this year. Cannondale dealers will inspect the bicycle cranksets to determine if a free replacement is needed.  To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07206.html

 

More Pet Food

Pet food maker, Doane Pet Care has issued a voluntary recall of its Ol' Roy Complete Nutrition dry dog food.  The recall covers a specific single lot of 55-pound bonus bags of the dog food. The company says the product has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.
 
 People handling this pet food can become exposed to Salmonella, especially if they have not t, horoughly washed their hands after having contact with this pet food or any surfaces exposed to this product. 
 
 Consumers who have the dry dog food bearing the code "04 0735 1" with a "Best By Apr 13 08" should not feed it to their pets.
 
 The potentially conta, minated product was produced at one facility in Manassas, VA and was distributed exclusively to Wal-Mart Stores.
 
 The 69 stores are located in Maryland (4 stores), North Car, olina (10), , Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (3), Virginia (40) and West Virginia (11). 
 
 For more information on the recall on what stores stocked the food go to:
 www.doanepetcare.com


 

6/6/2007 ATV WARNING,

The CPSC, ,, is issuing out a warning about an all terrain vehicle.  The consumer product safety commission says kids are at risk of injuring themselves or dying on the Kazuma Meerkat 50 Youth All Terrain Vehicle.  The CPSC says the machine has no front or parking brake and no neutral indicator light.

 The ATV can also be started in gear and the CPSC says the owner's manual does not give complete information on how to run the ATV safely.  For more information on th, e warning, go to www.CPSC.gov

 

6/1/2007 PINE CONE CANDLE RECALL

About 2,700 Vivre Royale Pine Cone Candles have been recalled. The candles are being recalled because they could pose as,, , a fire hazard. The product was sold through specialty stores nationwide from October 2005 through December 2006. Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and return them to the place of purchase for an exchange or full refund. 

For additional information, call Royal Products at (800) 693-1199 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.royalproducts.com. To see this recall, on CPS, C's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07198.html.

SLEIGH ROUND CRIB RECALL

About 180 Sleigh Round Cribs have been recalled. The cribs have been recalled because the assembly instructions do not indicate that the mattress support can b, e moved to a lower position.  Without these instructions, a child could fall when he or she stands up in the crib. The cribs were sold at children's furniture stores nationwide from January 2005 through March of this year.

Consumers should also contact Song Lin Industrial Incorporated at 1-888-589-0088  to obtain a revised version of the assembly instructions, which includes directions on how to lower the mattress support.  For additional information, contact Song Lin Industrial Inc. toll-free at (888) 589-0088 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.songlinfurniture.com.  To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07199.html.

SWIVEL AND PADDLE FLOAT RECALL

About 170 Swivels for a Sc, , uba Regulator and about 1,000 NRS Sea Kayak Paddle Floats have been recalled because of a drowning hazard. The swivels were sold at specialty retail dive stores nationwide from January 2006 through March of this year. They also could have been installed by a dive shop regulator technician.  The paddle floats were sold at NRS stores nationwide and NRS catalogs from July 2006 through March of this year.

Consumers should stop using regulators with the swivel attached and contact the dive store where purchased for a refund. Consumers should also stop using the paddle floats immediately and contact NRS at 1-877-677-4327 for a free replacement. For more information, go to http://www.cpsc.gov.

CHILDREN'S METAL JEWELRY RECALL

About 103,000 children metal jewelry pieces have been recalled because they contain high levels of lead. They were so, ld at Limited Too and Justice retail stores nationwide, the Limited Too catalog, and at www.limitedtoo.com from September 2005 through May of this year.  Consumers should immediately take this recalled jewelry away from children and return it to any Limited Too or Justice stores for a full refund and a coupon for a 15 percent discount off a future purch, ase. 

For additional information, call Tween Brands at (800) 934-4497 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web sites at www.limitedtoo.com and www.justicejustforgirls.com.  To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07, /07202.html.

5/31/2007&nb, sp; BABY SWING RECALL

Fisher-Price has issued a recall for a baby swing thousands of parents have purchased. More than 112,000 Rainforest Open Top Take-Along baby swings are being recalled. If a baby shifts to one side of the swing, it could get caught between the frame and the seat. Fisher-Price has received 60 reports of babies being entrapped in the swing this way, causing cuts, bumps and bruises. 

Consumers should immediately stop using the swing and contact Fisher-Price for instructions on how to return it to receive a voucher for a replacement product. For additional information, call Fisher-Price toll-free at (888) 303-5631 anytime, or visit the firm's web site at ,, www.service.mattel.com To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07197.html

TOY DRUM RECALL

Toy drums are being recalled because of a lead warning. About 4,500 Eli's small drums and Liberty's large drums are being recalled because of high levels of lead in the paint. The paint can be toxic if swallowed by young children. Consumers should immediately take the recalled decorative toy drums away from children and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

For additional information, contact The Boyds Collection Ltd. toll-free at (877) 772-3277 ext.2179 anytime, e-mail safety@boydsstuff.com, or visit the firm's web site at www.boydsstuff.com To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a pic, ture of the recalled products, please go to: htt, p://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07196.html

MELAMINE RECALL

Health officials have announc, ed that two U.S. companies have recalled livestock and fish food ingredients tainted with melamine. Melamine was found in feed ingredients sold by Tembec Incorporated in Toledo, Ohio and Uniscope Incorporated based out of Johnstown, Colorado.

Health officials confirmed that Tembec intentionally added Melamine to improve the binding properties of their feed ingredients. Officials from the FDA say this recent Melamine recall is not related to the pet food contamination. Investigators are not sure how many animals have eaten the tainted feed.

SESAME TAHINI RECALL

, Georgia Agric, ulture Commissioner Tom, my Irvin is alerting Georgians to a recall of Tahini due to possible contamination with Salmonella. nSpired Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling all MaraNatha Sesame Tahini in 16-ounce sizes with a use by date of 04/11/08 and earlier, and 15-pound and 32-pound sizes with an expiration date of 01/05/08 (lot 07130).

The types of Tahini affected are Organic Raw Sesame Tahini, Organic Roasted Sesame Tahini, Natural Raw Sesame Tahini and, Natural Roasted Sesame Tahini. Consumers who have purchased MaraNatha Sesame Tahini are urged to return, it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-883-8312. 

5/29/07 CONTACT LENS SOLUTION RECALL

A contact lens maker, Advanced Medical Optics, has recalled its complete Moistureplus Multipurpose solution. The contact solution has been linked to a serious eye infection, according to an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The infection called, Acanthamoeba Keratitis or AK, has two symptoms which are vision changes and eye pain. According to the CDC, 138 people in 35 different states and Puerto Rico had the same symptoms after being infected. &am, p;nbs, p;<, FONT size=2>When left untreated, the parasite that causes AK can burrow into your eye's cornea where its damage can lead to blindness. The company says that improper handling of contact lenses is the cause for the infection. Soft contact lens wearers should stop using the product, throw away partly-used bottles and replace lenses and lens cases.

5/24/2007 TOY SET RECALL

About 3,000 Invincibles Transport Converters toy sets are being recalled. Surface paints on the toy action figures contain high levels of lead. The sets were sold at AAFES stores worldwide from August 2006 through April 2007 of this year. Consumers should immediately take the toys away from children and return the product to th, e nearest AAFES store for full refund. 

For addition, al information, c, all AAFES at (800) 866-3605 anytime or visit the firm's web site at www.aafes.com. To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07193.html

OFF ROAD MOTORCYCLE RECALL

About 20,000 Off-Road motorcycles have been recalled. The seal around the fuel tank can loosen, allowing fuel to leak, which in turn can pose as a fire hazard.  The cycles were sold at KTM dealers nationwide from November 2004 through April of this year.  Consumers should stop using these vehicles immediately and contact their local KTM dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair.

Consumers with the recalled vehicles are being sent direct notices from KTM.  For more information, contact KTM at (888) 985-6090 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.ktmnorthamerica.com To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product and the models involved, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07194.html

 

5/22/2007 GREENS RECALL

Over 2,500 cases of Margaret Holmes Seasoned Turnip Greens have been recalled after tests confirmed trace amounts of diesel fuel in product samples.

The 27-ounce cans of greens with the product code TURN3 K10GY and a best-by date of November 2009 were distributed to retail s, tores in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Consumers with these greens should return them to the store where they were purchased. Consumers with questions may contact McCall Farms at 1-800-277-2012.

 

5/18/2007 LAMP RECALL

About 1,500 Currey and Company Table Lamps have been recalled by the CPSC and its Atlanta distributor. The lamps have defected light sockets which can pose as electrical shock and fire hazards. The lamps were sold at specialty stores, lighting showrooms and through interior designers from April 2006 through January of this year. Consumers should immediately stop using these lamps, and contact Currey & Company to determine if they are included in the recall. The firm will arrange for the return of the recalled lamps for a free repair. 

 For more information, contact Currey & Compan, y toll-free at (866) 577-6430 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's web site at www., curreyco.com, . To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07191.html

 

5/16/2007 CHILDREN'S JEWELRY RECALL

A number of children's, jewelry is being recalled. Spandrel Sales and Marketing is recalling a group of children's necklaces, bracelets and rings. About 200-thousand of the items were sold in vending machines nationwide. They have high lead content and should immediately be thrown away. Cardinal Distributing Company is also recalling about 300-thousand turquoise rings for the same reason. For more information on the recalls, log onto www.CPSC.gov.

DISHWASHER RE, CALL

A fire hazard is the blame for General Electric's recall of two point five million dishwashers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission and General Electric report using liquid rinse aid on some models can create a build up on wires causing a possible fire. The recall covers dishwashers made between September 1997 and December 2001 under the Eterna, GE, GE Profile(tm), GE Monogram(r), Hotpoint(r), and Sears-Kenmore name. To see if your dishwasher, is affected, you can call 1-877-607-6395 or visit geappliances.com/recall. If you want to see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product and a table of brands, models, and serial numbers affected by this recall, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtm, l07/07190.html

5/10/2007  ADDITIONAL INFO FOR EVENFLO EMBRACE CAR SEAT RECALL

Evenflo has received 679 reports of the handle on the car seat/carriers unexpectedly releasing, resulting in 160 injuries to children. These reports include a skull fracture, two concussions, cuts, scrapes and bruises. The car seat/carrier was sold at department and juvenile products stores nationwide from December 2004 through September 2006.  Consumers should not use the handle until the repair kit has been installed. The product can continue to be used as a car seat when secured in a vehicle. Contact Evenflo to receive a free repair kit that strengthens the handle latch. A recall notice will be sent to all registered owners of the product. The recalled units should not be returned to the retailer.  For additional information, contact Evenflo at (800)-490-7497 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the recall Web site at www.embracehandle.com  To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07186.html

  

GAS GRILL RECALL

About 36,500 Perfect Flame Four-Burner Gas Grills have been recalled.  Some of these grills could be missing a hose that connects the grill manifold to the side burner, which poses a risk of fires and burn injuries to consumers. The grills were sold at Lowe's retail outlets nationwide from September 2006 through February of this year. Consumers should inspect their grills before initial use to determine whether the hose that attaches to the side burner is missing. If it is, do not use the grill and contact Sagittarius. Sagittarius will inspect the grill and install a free replacement hose.  Call Sagittarius toll-free at (888) 804-7, 455 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday. To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07180.html

 

5/10/2007 HALOGEN TABLE LAMP RECALL

The Consumer Products Safety Commission is working with Lowes in the recall of about 97,000 halogen table lamps. The lamps can short circuit and cause a fire. Consumers should stop using the lamps immediately and return them to any Lowe's retail outlet to receive a full refund.  For additional information, contact LG Sourcing toll-free at (866) 284-9162 anytime, or visit www.lowes.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07183.html

CRACKER BARREL ROOSTER KITCHEN STOOL RECALL

Cracker Barrel Rooster kitchen stools have also been recalled. The restaurant sold about 2,600 of the stools which can collapse during use.  Consumers should stop using these kitchen stools immediately and return them to any Cracker Barrel Old Country Store for a full refund. For additional information, contact Cracker Barrel at (800) 333-9566, or visit the firm's web site at www.crackerbarrel.com.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07184.html

 

EVENFLO EMBRACE CAR SEAT RECALL

About 450,000 Evenflo Embrace car seats are also being recalled due to a faulty handle. For more information, go to www.cpsc.gov.

 

5/9/2007 FDA RECALL UPDATE

The FDA and USDA officials released new information about the contaminated wheat products that may have entered the human food chain and are responsible for a massive pet food recall. FDA investigator, s say wheat products containing melamine, were used to create fish meal called Bio-Oregon brand fish feed in Canada, which was then used on fish farms in the U.S.  They do not know what kind of fish were fed the contaminated meal produced by Skretting Canada or how many, but say the risk of human illness is low. They also found the contaminated product is wheat flour, not wheat gluten as they had thought all along. The product came into the U.S. mislabeled as wheat gluten and rice protein. However, they say no additional contamination is expected and there is not a problem with all imported wheat flour products.  They are only concerned about the lots they have already been investigating. in the meantime, t, hey have continued to test the chicken and pigs that were fed the contaminated pet food and have determined some may be safe for human consumption. For more information go to www.fda.gov.

PET FOOD RECALL UPDATE

China has detained managers from two companies linked to contaminated pet food that killed dogs and cats in the U.S.  The detentions follow a U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation sparked by the pet deaths and a recall of nearly 100 brands of pet food made with the tainted ingredients. The FDA discovered melamine in the pet food and traced the co, nt, amination to the Chinese companies.

GLASSWARE RECALL

About 180,000 Orange/Red Glassware Pieces have been recalled by the CPSC, in cooperation with Pier 1 Imports. The glassware ca, , , n crack or break unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard.  They were sold by Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide, on its web site, and in their April 2007 catalog from January through April. Consumers should stop using the glassware pieces immediately and return them to their nearest Pier 1 Imports retail store for a refund or merchandise credit.  For additional information consumers can contact Pier 1 Imports at (800) 245-45, 95 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday and between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, or visit the firm's web site at www.pier1.com.  To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: htt, p://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07182.html

 

5/9/ 2007 Turtle Tracks Ice Cream

Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is alerting Georgians that Mayfield Dairy Farms is voluntarily recalling some of its Turtle Tracks ice cream because it may contain peanuts without listing them on the label.

The recall applies to 1.75 quart cartons of Mayfield Turtle Tracks ice cream with a code date of 4/11/08 and a UPC code of 75243-20120. No other Mayfield Dairy Farms products are involved in this recall.

Some individuals with allergies to peanuts run the risk of a serious reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled product was produced at the Mayfield Dair, y Farms plant in Athens, Tennessee, and, , distributed to retail stores in Tennessee, northwestern Georgia, , Northern Alabama and southeastern Kentucky.

Consumers may return the ice cream it to where it is was purchased for a full refund or exchange.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-629-3435.

 

5/4/07 COAST SPAS RECALL

8,000 Coast Spas with Franklin Electric Motors have been recalled. The recalled spas have a circulating pump and motor assembly, which can overheat and pose a fire hazard. Coast Spas has received 30 reports of spa fires. No injuries have been reported.  The spas were sold at Spa dealers nationwide from January 2002 through October 2004.  Consumers should contact Coast Spas immediately to arrange for the installation of a free retrofit by a service technician. For more information, consumers should check the firm's web site at www.spamotorretrofit.com, or call Coast Spas toll-free at (877) 534-5255 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.  To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www., cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07177.html

 

TOY CELL PHONE RECALL

About 300,000 Parents Magazine Record-A-Voice Toy Cell Phones have also been recalled. The metal pin inside the hinge of the cell phone flip-top can fall out, posing a choking hazard to young children. The phones were sold by Target stores nationwide from September 2006 to January of this year. Consumers should take these , toy cell phones away from young children immediately and contact Battat to receive a replacement product or refund.  For additional information, call Battat, Inc. at (800) 247-6144 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at cellrecall@battatco.com.  To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, pleases go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07178.html   

 

TOWNHOUSE RECALL     

 

About 8,000 IQ Preschool Take-Apart Townhouses have also been recalled.  Magnets found by young children in the product can be swallowed or aspirated.  This could lead to intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.  The houses were sold at toy stores and various other retailers nationwide and through catalogs from December 2004 through February of this year. Consumers should take these toys away from children immediately and contact Small World Toys to obtain a free replacement product.  For additional information, contact Small World Toys at (800) 421-4153 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit their web site at www.smallworldtoys.com or e-mail the firm at townhouserecall@smallworldtoys.com.  To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cps, ,, c.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07179.html

 

 

WHEAT GLUTEN 

 

The company that exported the contaminated wheat gluten did not label it as a food product.  Based on information from the Chinese government, the FDA says the company did not declare the wheat gluten it shipped to the U-S as a raw material for feed or food. Because of that, it was not subject to mandatory inspection by China.  The company didn't produce the tainted wheat gluten, but may have purchased it from as many as 25 different suppliers. The company's manager has been detained, but there's no word on possible charges. 

 

 

 

5/3/07 KIDS RECALLS

Payless ShoeSource is recalling some children's clogs because of a choking hazard. Possible lead contamination prompted Oriental Trading to recall some children's necklaces, Target to recall Anima Bamboo collection games, and Cardinal Distributing to recall some children's rings. G, RACO is also recalling soft block towers on activity centers because of a choking hazard. For more information, go to www.cpsc.gov

BABY BIBB RECALL

Wal-Mart has issued a nationwide recall after high levels of lead were discovered on some baby bibs the store sold. The bibs were offered exclusively at Wal-Mart under the "Baby Connection" brand name. Wal-Mart officials say only custom, ers in Illinois will be, eligible to receive refunds or replacements.. but haven't said what will happen to customers in o, ther states. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the lead alert applies only to used bibs that are worn or have deteriorated. The bibs were purchased between June 2004 and March of this year.

  

PET FOOD RECALL EXPANSION

Menu foods is expanding its pet food recall. The company is now recalling products that possibly came in contact with other products that were tainted with Melamine. The expanded recall includes not just the cuts and gravy pet food, but also other products that were not m, ad, e with the contaminated wheat gluten.  More than 100 brands of pet food have been recalled since March. An unknown number of dogs and cats have been sickened or died.  For more information on the recall go to http://www.menufoods.com/recall

  

 

 

 

5/2/2007 GRILL RECALL

About 600 Char-Broil two-burner gas grills have been recalled by the CPSC in cooperation with the grills, importer, Char-Broil LLC, of Columbus, Georgia. The recalled grills could have an incorrect heat shield that does not fit the grills, which could make them a fire and burn risk to consumers.  The grills were sold at Big Lots stores nationwide from January through March of this year. If the heat shield is missing or cannot be installed per instructions, stop using the grill and immediately contact Char-B, roil at (866) 671-7988 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.charbroil.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including p, ictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/p, rhtml07/07170.html


 

       4/30/2007 CHINA PET FOOD RECALL

Implanting the chemical Melamine found in recalled pet food is said to be a common practice among Chinese feed businesses. The action is done to boost to boost the feed's value.  Melamine raises the nitrogen level of feed, making it appear that the feed is higher in protein without increasing its nutritional value. One feed company manager says custo, mers either don't know or aren't concerned about the practice.  The chemical has lead to a number of deaths in cats and other animals in the U.S.  Adding melamine to food is illegal under American law.

       4/26/2007 ELECTRIC HEATER RECALL,

Thousands of oil-filled electric heaters are being recalled due to a fire hazard. The Holmes Group is recalling about 300-thousand Holmes Oil-Filled Electric heaters because a poor electrical connection within the heater can lead to overheating. The company has received several repo, , rts of incidents involving the heaters, including four fires that caused extensive home damage. The recall involves heaters with model numbers HOH2505 and HOH2520. Consumers should stop using the heaters and contact the Holmes group for a free replacement at 800-306-2471 or visit the firm's web site at www.holmesoil, filled, heaterrecall.com.

For more information on the recall, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscp, ub/prerel/prhtml, 07/07168.html

 

      4/26/2007 BATTERY RECALL

Acer Incorporated recalled roughly 27,000 laptop batteries. The laptop's lithium-ion batteries were made by Sony and could cause a fire due to overheating. The Acer laptop computers affected by the recall were sold in the United States and Canada from May 2004 through November, 2006.

Officials from Acer say customers should stop using the recalled batteries and contact Acer at (800) 503-2330 or www.acerbatteryrecall.com/AcerWeb for a free replacement.

Over 10 million notebook batteries have been recalled worldwide since the problem was traced to Sony last year. Other computer makers including Dell Inc., Lenovo Inc., and Apple Inc. have issued similar battery recalls.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a table of part numbers, battery week codes and Acer notebook models, as well as pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07167.html

 

4/25/20, 07 Boombox Recall

ABOUT 13,800 Coby-Brand U-S-B/M-P-3/C-D Boomboxes have been recalled by the C-P-S-C in conjunction with the boomboxes' maker. The boomboxes can overheat, causing a fire hazard when they are left plugged, in an electrica, l outlet and the off switch is not firmly in place. The boomboxes were sold at discount, toy and offic, e supply stores nationwide from August 2006 through December. Consumers should unplug these boomboxes immediately.  For more information and how to get a refund for the recalled boomboxes, contact Coby Electronics Corp. at (800) 524-9219  between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site, at w, ww.cobyusa.com To see pictures of the recalled product, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07165.html

Hog Farm Quarantine

Hogs from as many as six states are under quarantine after eating feed containing contaminated pet food. Tuesday, federal health officials announced that they've quarantined hogs at farms in California, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah, and possibly Ohio. Urine samples from hogs in some of the states tested positive for the chemical Melamine... which is blamed for cat and dog deaths. Officials from the FDA have not determined if any of the hogs entered the human food supply. Contaminated feed may have also made it to a poultry farm in Missouri. Federal health officials plan to test several vegetable proteins.. such as corn meal and wheat glu, ten.. in order to protect the country's human and pet food supply.

4/23/2007 ROYAL CANIN  PET FOOD RECALL

More pet food is being recalled. Several varieties of Royal Canin dry cat and dog food have been recalled after tests revealed evidence of Melamine. The chemical is behind the recall of dozens of pet food brands and is suspected of making thousands of animals sick.

 

4/20/2007 MAGNETIC TOY RECALL

More Magnetix building sets are being recalled.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission along with Mega Brands is recalling an additional four million of the  sets. The recall began in March of 2006 with three point eight million of the sets being recalled. One child died and 27 were injured by, the magnets, which can cause stomach injury. The recall includes all sets except those sold after March 31st of last year and are age labeled "6+, " and have a caution warning.   Consumers should stop using th, e recalled magnetic sets immediately and cont, act Meg, a Brands for a comparable replacement toy. If consume, rs are uncertain as to whether their product is being recalled, they can contact Mega Brands at, (800) 779-7122 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.megabrands.com. The CPSC is urging consumers to immediately report any incidents of loose magnets to the CPSC Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or to the CPSC Web site at www.cpsc.gov  To see pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07164.html

PET FOOD RECALL UPDATE

A chemical found in recalled pet food may have been put there "intentionally." That', ;s one theory the FDA is investigating.. as it tries to pinpoint what exactly killed dogs and cats who ate various pet foods. investigators believe that melamine may have been added to make the food appear to be more protein-rich than it truly was. Melamine has been found in wheat gluten and rice, protein concentrate that was imported from China.  Wilbur-Ellis Co., which imported the rice protein, said Thursday it is recal, ling the ingredient, which it distributed to five U.S. pet food manufacturers. Blue Buffalo is recalling 5,044 bags of its Spa Select kitten dry food.

HOG FARM PET FOOD

A California hog farm is under quarantine after testing showed the same chemical in the hog's feed as the recalled pet food. Tests are positive for the presence of melamine in the hog's urine and feed at the American Hog Farm in Ceres, California. Officials believe some of the recalled pet food was resold to the hog farm as salvage feed. Tests are underway to determine if the hog's meat has also been tainted.   Officials say that consumers should not eat the meat, but there is a minimal risk to humans who already have.  This farm only sold directly to consumers and not other stores.

 

 

4/19/2007 Drop-In Floor Box Recall

About 100,000 Carlon® Drop-In Floor Boxes have been recalled by the CPSC in conjuction with the boxes' maker Lamson & Sessions.  The recalled floor boxes are wired incorrectly resulting in reverse polarity which can pose a shock or electrocution hazard.  The boxes were sold at homecenters, hardware retailers and electrical distributors nationwide between January ,, , , of 2005 and March of, , this year. Consume, rs should immediately unplug anything that is plugged into the floor box and c, ontact Lamson & Sessions to determine if their floor box is included in the recall. Consumers with recalled units will receive a free repair.  For additional information, call Lamson & Sessions toll-free at (866) 636-1531 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.lamson-home.com  To see pictures of the recalled product, , please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07159.html

Safety Harness Recall

About 200,000 safety harnesses sold with tree stands and harnesses provided as replacements have been recalled by the CPSC in conjuction with Hunter's View.  About 500,000 harnesses were originally recalled in April 2005.  The harnesses can fail dur, ing use, resulting in a hunter falling from the tree stand and suffering serious injuries or death.  The harnesses were sold by hunting and sporting good stores nationwide beginning in January of 2004.  Consumers should stop using these harnesses immediately and contact Hunter's View to receive a free replacement , harness. Consume, rs who previously participated in this recall are being directly contacted about this recall. As an alternative to the free replacement harness, the firm also is offering an upgraded harness at a reduced cost.  You can call Hunter's View at (888) 878-0440 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday thr, ough Friday, or visit their Web site at www.huntersview.com  To see pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07160.html

Candle Set Recall

About 60,000 Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream candle sets are being recalled by the CPS, C and the candles' maker. The martini glass containing the gel candle can break while the candle is burning, posing fire and burn hazards. The candles were sold at licensed alcohol beverage retail stores nationwide from January of this year through March. Consumers should immediately stop using the gel candle and contact the firm for instructions on how to get a free replacement candle.

For additional information, call Tequila Rose Distilling at (800) 567-7303 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.tequilarose.com To see pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07161.html

Infant Bouncer Seat Recall

About 1,400 Infant Bouncer Seats have been recalled by the CPSC and the seats' maker.  The tubular metal frame in the seat can break, posing a fall hazard to infants. The seats were sold at juvenile specialty stores and web retailers nationwide from September of 20, 06 th, rough March of this year. Consumers should stop using the infant seat immediately and contact Oeuf LLC to receive a repair kit. For additional information, contact Oeuf at (800) 691-8810 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through , Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.oeufnyc.com  To see a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07162.html

4/18/2007 PAJAMA RECALL

About 200 Baby Einstein Caterpillar and Baby Einstein Duck footed pajamas are being recalled by the CPSC and the pajamas' maker.  The sleepwear fails to meet the children's flammability standard, posing a risk of burn injur, y to children.  The pajamas were sold at Disney Stores nationwide from April 2006 through May 2006. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sleepwear and return it to any Disney Store for a full refund. For additional information, , contact Disney Store toll-free at (866) 902-2798 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

NECKLACE AND CHARM BRACELET RECALL

About 900,000 Children's Charm Bracelets and "Sportswear" Necklaces have been recalled by the CPSC and the accessories'  maker because of high levels of lead paint.  They were sold in vending machines located in malls, discount, department and grocery stores nationwide from January 2006 through this month. Consumers should immediately take the recalled necklaces and charm bracelets away from children and discard them. For additional information, contact Cardinal Distributing Co. Inc. at (800) 368-2062 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.vendingdepot.com

SWEATSHIRT RECALL

About 1,200 Life is good children's Sweatshirts have been recalled by the CPSC and the sw, eatshirts, &#, 39; maker. The garments have a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard to children.  They were sold at www.RedEnvelope.com from March 2006 through March of this year. Consumers should , immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can get information about returning the sweatshirts for a full refund by contacting RedEnvelope Inc. toll-free at (877) 733-3683 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.RedEnvelope.com.

 

4/17/2007 Dog Food Cat Food

Another pet food company is recalling some of its products. Natural Balance Pet Foods is recalling all date codes of Venison and Brown Rice Dry Dog Food and Venison and Green Pea Dry Cat Food after getting reports of animals vomiting and , experiencing kidn, ey problems.  The company doesn't know the cause of the problem, but says it's focused on one particular lot.  Natural Balance Pet Foods says it's working with the FDA to investigate the matter and is urging consumers to not feed either product to their animals. For more information, you can log onto  http://www.fda.gov

4/16/2007 OLIVE RECALL

The FDA issued a warning Friday to consumers about olives that have been recalled due to a possible contamination of a deadly bacterium. The olives were produced by a, n, Ita, lian company and sold nationwide under brand names such as Borrelli, Bonta Di Puglia, Cento, Corrado's, Dal Raccolto, Flora, Roland and Vantia.  All types of Cerignola, Nocerella and Castelvetrano type olives are affected. The olives may be contaminated with a botulism causing bacterium. 

All the affected olives have product codes that start with the letter "G" followed by three or four digits.  Botulism symptoms include muscle weakness, dizziness, double vision and trouble speaking and swallowing. No illnesses have been reported in connection with these olives., , The recall was announced March 27, 2007 however the Italian company has not issued specific instructions on the recall to importers. 

Consumers with questions may contact the olives' producer Charlie, Brown Di Rutigliano & Figli S.R.L at 011-039-080-7839073 or charliebrownbari@yahoo.com    

 

4/13/2007 TV Bracket

Your television could be on the verge of falling if you have a , "verge" , , br, acket holding it up.  Circuit City is recalling the tilt-mount brackets which are used for flat panel TVs. The lock can fail if an upward force is applied to a mounted television. The model numbers are VPSW103M or VPSW103M2. The brackets were sold individually and as part of installation kits from September through this month. Contact Circuit City for a free repair kit.

4/12/2007  Listerine Agent Cool Blue plaque-detecting rinse

Listerine plaque-detecting rinse markete, d primarily for use by children after testing revealed contamination by microorganisms. The company's McNeil-PPC Inc. unit recalled all 4 million bottles of Glacier Mint and Bubble Blast flavors of Listerine Agent Cool Blue plaque-detecting rinse.

The recall covers all lots sold or distributed since the product's launch last year. The recall does not include any other Listerine products, including traditional versions that contain alcohol. Agent Cool Blue is alcohol-free.

The company said product testing showed contamination by microorganisms despite the use of preservatives. Consumers should stop using and properly discard the product. The company is offering full refunds. For more information, call 888-222-0249 or visit http://www.agentcoolblue.com/ .

4/11/2007  Ford SUV Recall

The Ford Escape is now on the recall list for a problem with its anti-lock brake connectors. The company is recalling more than 500,000 housand Escape sport utility vehicles after receiving reports of engine fires linked to corrosion on brake connectors. The model years involved are from 2001 to 2004. It does not affect the hybrid version of the vehicle. Ford says they have received reports of about 50 engines fires connected to the problem.

P, UZZLE RECALL

Small world toys is recalling some 78,500 puzzles in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The "Sounds on the Farm" and "Sounds on the Go" puzzles have knobs on the pieces which can come off, and cause a choking hazard. The toys were sold at stores from June 2003 through February of 2007.

Consumers can visit www.smallworldtoys.com website and click on "recalls" for information to get a free replacement.

CANADIAN PET FOOD RECALL

More pet food made at a Menu Foods plant is being recalled.  The Food and Drug Administration has told the company that tests detected the chemical melamine in pet foods made at its Streetsville, Ontario, plant. The chemical used in fertilizer and plastics was found in the wheat gluten.  A menu spokesman says that the amount of melamine accounted for just one percent of the adulterated chinese wheat gluten purchased by the company. Among the products covered by the expanded recall is Royal Canin Canada's Medi-, cal Feline Dissolution Formula Canned Diet. It's sold only through veterinarians. Menu foods says a single production lot contained the contaminated wheat gluten.

SRAM Force Road Brake Caliper Sets

About 5,400 SRAM Force Road Brake Caliper Sets are being recalled by the CPSC, in cooperation with SRAM Corporation because the brake caliper sets could break and detach from the bicycle's fork or frame. This could cause the rider to lose control and crash.  The brake calipers were sold by specialty bicycle retailers nationwide from July 2006 through January 2007.  The retailers also sold bicycles which included these sets through March. Consumers should stop using bicycles equipped with these brake caliper sets immediately and contact their bicycle retailer for a free replacement. For additional information, contact SRAM at (800)346-2928 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.sram.com

 

 

4/6/2007 CRAFTSMAN CIRCULAR SAWS

There's a hazard warning for over 300,000 Craftsman Circular Saws.  The "Craftsman" logo label located on the upper blade guard can become partially detached and interfere with the proper operation of the lower blade guard, exposing the saw's blade and posing a laceration hazard to consumers. The saws were sold at Sears, Kmart, and Orchard Supply Hardware stores nationwide and online thr, ough these stores from November 2004 through February 2007. Consumers should immediately remove the Craftsman label from the upper blade guard, according to the instructions. Instructions are available online at Sears.com (under the Product Recalls page) or at OSH.com (under the Product Safety page), or by contacting Sears at (800) 659-7026 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

CHANUKAH OIL CANDLES

About 9,000 Chanukah Oil Candles are being recalled by the CPSC and candles'  maker because of fire and burn hazards.  The oil candles ca, n become engulfed in flames and melt the plastic cups holding the candles in place, allowing hot wax to leak out.  The candles were sold through Jewish specialty stores nationwide from November 2006 through December 2006.  Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact the firm for instructions on how to get a refund.  For additional information, call Ahron's Judaica toll-free at (866) 669-1708 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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HOT WATER BOILERS

  

About 4,800 NTI Trinity Gas-Fired Hot Water Boilers are being recalled.&n, bsp; The CPSC along with the hot water boilers' maker are recalling them because acidic liquid in a drain l, ine can cause a fitting in the boiler to leak, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to consumers.  The boilers were sold by plumbing and heating contractors nationwide from November 2005 through February 2007.&n, bsp; Co, ns, umers, shoul, d immedia, tely contact the firm for instructions and to arrange for a free repair.  For more information, contact NY Thermal Inc. at (800) 688-2575 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.nythermal.com.

DISNEY PRINCESSES EASTER BASKETS

And if you have kids, you might want to listen up to this recall.  Gemmy Industries Corporation in conjunction with the CPSC are recalling about 8,500 Disney Princesses Easter Baskets because the s, ilver beads and ribbons attached to the basket can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.  The baskets were sold by Wal-Mart stores nationwide from February 2007 through March 2007. Consumers should take the Easter basket away from young children immediately and remove the , beads and ribbons to prevent the choking hazard. Consumers also can return the item to the nearest Wal-Mart store for a full refund. For additional information, please contact Gemmy Industries at (800) 231-6879 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.gemmy.com

PET FOOD RE, CALL ADDITION  

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D, , og biscuits made by an Alabama company are the latest addition to the pet food recall. The Food and Drug Administration says Sun, shine Mills of Red Bay,, Alabama, is calling back dog biscuits made with imported Chinese wheat gluten. The dog biscuits were sold under Sunshine brands as well as private labels sold by grocery, mass merchant, and dollar stores. They were marketed at Wal-Mart under the Ol'Roy brand. Testing shows the wheat gluten in the biscuits was contaminated with melamine, which is used to make plastics and other industrial products. Sunshine says it has no reports of dog illnesses or deaths. Meanwhile, Menu Foods, which was involved in the original pet food recall, expanded its call-back to include a broader range of dates, and more varieties of the "cuts and gravy"-style products. The recall now,, applies to products made between November eighth and March sixth -- not just those made after December third.

  4/4/2007 LADDER RECALL

Intex Recreation Corporation, along with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is recalling more than 450,000 pool ladders. Those ladders are for above ground pools, and can break if not assembled correctly. The ladders were sold at Sam's Clubs, Wal-Mart and Target stores. For additional information and how to get a replacement ladder, consumers should call Intex at (800) 549-8829 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit www.intexcorp.com

BABY DOLLS

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation w, ith OKK Trading Incorporated are recalling about 3,500 "Lovely Baby" and "Happy Baby" dolls. The dolls contain small parts, which can pose a choking hazard to young children.  They were sold at Dollar stores nationwide from September 2006 through October 2006.  No incident,, s or injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately take these dolls away from children and return the doll to the store where purchased for a refund. For additional information, contact OKK Trading toll-free at (877) OKK-TOYS between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.okktrading.com

ACTIVITY CARTS

About 18,500 of the Little Tree Wood Activity Cart Toys are being recalled because the orange hubcaps on the wheel of an individual cart can detach, posing a choking hazard to young childr, en.  The carts were sold by Target stores nationwide from July 2006 through March 2007 and on www.target.com from October 2006 through February 2007.  Target has reported seven incidents of the hubcaps detaching, but no injuries have been reported. Consumers should take the toy away from children and return the item to any Target store for a ful, , l refund. For additional info, ,, rmation, please contact, Target , at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.target.com

4/4/2007 PENSION ANNOUNCEMENT-

There's a pool of pension money out there, and some of it might belong to you. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation says 32,000 former wo, rkers are owed $133 million in retirement benefits.

The average unclaimed benefit is $4,950. You can find out if you're in that numb, er by searching on www.pbgc.gov/search.4/2/2007  BRACELET RECALL

About four million of these children's "Groovy Grabber" bracelets are being recalled. The bracelet's maker, A&A global industries in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission are recalling the accessories because the paint on the band beneath, the covers contain lead, which is toxic. For more information on the recall, log on to www.cpsc.gov.

KEY CHAIN RECALL 

Dollar General is recalling about 396,000 metal key chains. The chains also have lead in them and could cause health problems for children if ingested.  For more information on the recall, log on to www.cpsc.go, v.  

PET FOOD RECALL DUE TO SALMONELLA-

Packages of Dingo brand dog, cat and ferret treats are being recalled by the company "Eight-in-One" because of concerns over Salmonella. The company says the bacteria could infect both animals and the peo, ple handling , the Dingo chick'n jerky, the Dingo kitty chicken jerky and the Dingo ferret chicken jerky. This a, nnouncement is not related to the other rec, alls of tainted food.

UPDA,, , T, ED INFO , , , , , , ON PET FOOD RECALLS-

Additional Information for Alpo, Prime, Cuts in Gravy wet dog food. For more informa, tion on the , recalled dog food,, you can log on to www.purina.com.

4/2/2007   DEL MONTE PET TREAT RECALL

Delmonte is now voluntarily recalling some of its products, in light of , the FDA investigation into tainted wheat gluten.  The company is pulling several brands of jerky treats, gravy train beef sticks, and pounce meaty morsels from store shelves. For more inf, ormation, visit the company's website at www.Delmonte.com.

  

ADDITIONAL PET FOOD RECALLS

Hills Pet Nutrition announced it was recalling its "Prescrition Diet" brand dry cat food..which is only available in veterinarians offices. Hi, l, , ls says that product used the same suspect wheat gluten used in the wet food recalled last month.

The Nestle Purina pet care company is recalling its Alpo Prime Cuts in Gravy wet dog food with specific date codes. Purina says some of the food was tainted by wheat gluten from China that has been , found to, contain a chemical found in plastics. Purina used the same wheat gluten supplier as Menu Foods, which recalled 60 million cans of wet pet food sold under nearly 100 brand labels.

The recalled Alpo Prime Cuts cans have four digit code dates of 7037 through 7053... followed by the plant code 1159. The codes follow a "best before February 2009" date. The recalled dog food was produced in mid-February at the Nestle Purina Petcare plant in Crete, Nebraska. 

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3/30/2007 HEAT RECOVERY VENTILATOR RECALL

Almost seventy-five thousand of the units have been recalled because the motors in the units could overheat, posing a fire hazard. The ventilators' manufacturer has received four reports of the ventilator motors overheating resulting in fires, causing extensive property damage.  The recall covers units made from 1991 through 2001 and have the following brand names and model numbers:

Venmar: AEXX, EARC, 1XX, 30X, 40X, 40XXX
Venmar: AVS 1.X, 2.X, 30XX, 55XX
Flair:  30, 30XX, 55, 55XX, 85115
vane: 10, 1XX, 100X, 20, 20XX, 30XX, 90
Conformax: 300, 350, 400
NuTone: NUTR130
Carrier Bryant:VXXXXXXXXX, ERVXXXXXXX or HRVXXXXXXX Payne Day & Night: VXXXXXXXXX

Heil: HEILXXXXX
York: 5263554XXXX
Sears Brand: OPTIMUM
Guardian by Broan: 100X, 200X
Rheem, Ruud, Protech, Weatherking: 84-ERV100, 84-ERV200, 84-HRV100, 84-HRV200

The model numbers are written on a silver or black label on the outside of panel. The "X" digit used in the model numbers can be either a letter or a number.  

The ventilators were sold by heating, plumbing and building supply distributors nationwide from January 1991 through December 2001 for between $700 and $2,500.  Consumers should immed, iately turn off , and unplug their ventilators, and contact Venmar at (866) 441-4645 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.venmar.ca to receive instructions on how to participate in the recall. Venmar will provide a free safety device that will shut off the ventilator if the motor overheats.

 

3/29/2007  BIKE RECALL

32,000 triax pk7 and vertical pk7 bicycles are being recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Dynacraft. They were sold exclusively in Target stores betwee, n September 2004 through February 2007. The bikes' frames can crack while riders are on them, leading to loss of control and possible injury. Consumers can return them to Target for a full refund. For additional information, contact Dynacraft at (800) 551-0032 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dynacraftbike.com., For additional information, please contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.target.com

INFLATOR PUMP RECALL

The CPSC and Stearns Inc. are recalling about 1,400 West Marine, inflator pumps. The pumps can explode during use, e, jecting sharp plastic parts and p, osing a serious laceration hazard to consumers. The pump has a blue body with a black handle, hose, and pressure gage. West marine is printed on a white sticker on the top of the pump housing. There are three reports of injuries. The pumps were sold at West Marine and Boat U.S. stores and through direct sales nationwide from August 2003 through January 2007. Consumers are asked to return their inflator pump to nearest West Marine or Boat U.S. store for a full refund.  For more information consumers can contact West Marine or BoatU.S. at (800) 262-8464 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.westmarine.com

STUFFED FUN BALL RECALL

Stuffed fun balls are being recalled as well. The CPSC and the balls maker, Regent Produc, , t, s Corporated are recalling over seven thousand of the toys because they contain lead paint. The fun ball is an orange stuffed ball toy that measures four inches in diameter and designed to look like a basketball. The registration number is PA-10623(HK). The balls were sold at Dollar stores and other discount stores nationwide from June, 2006 through March, 2007.  No injuries have been reported. Consumers should take these balls away from young children immediately and return the toy to the store where purchased for a refund. For additional information, contact Regent Products at (800) 940-4869 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.regentproducts.com or e-mail the firm at recall@regentproducts.com

 

3/28/2007 BACK PACK CARRIER

Baby Trend Back pack carriers are under a voluntary recall by the CPSC and the carriers' maker Baby Trend Inc. because of a fall hazard. 

The stitching on the strap of the carrier can loosen or detach, causing the carrier to shift, posing a fall hazard to young children. The , carriers' maker received one report of an injury. The company also received 17 reports of shoulder straps loosening from the body o, f the carrier.  The product is a green/silver infant back pack carrier made of heavy duty nylon with a lightweight steel frame. Only carriers with style number 2512 and 2592lx are included in the recall. Style numbers are printed on the metal frame of the product. "Baby Trend" is printed on the back of the seat of the carrier. The carriers were sold at discount department and juvenile products stores nation, wide from March , 2002 through November 20, 06 for about 50 dollars.  About 4,000 units are being recalled. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed and should contact baby trend at (800) 328-7363 between 9 AM  and 5 PM pacific standard time Monday through Friday for return instructions and a free replacement carrier. 

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Radio Controlled Ai, rplanes

About 66,000 Estes-Cox Radio Control Airplanes with Lithium Polymer Batteries are being recalled because of a fire hazard. The planes could overheat while the battery is being recharged. The planes maker has received nine reports of overheating, including one report of a plane catching fire and resulting in a minor burn injury. The recall involves Sky Squadron Model 4153 sold at RadioShack and Sky Ra, ngers M, odel 4161 sol, d at Wal-Mart. The airplanes have a wingspan of about 18- to 20-inches, and a polystyren, e foam fuselage. Model 4153 is a bl, ue Cors, air single, engine airplane with a Number 15 decal and a black and blue transmitter/charger. Model 4161 is a red twin engine plane with an all-black transmitter/charger. The model numbers are on the box and instructions. The Sky Squadron Airplanes were sold at RadioShack stores nationwide from December 2006 through February 2007 for about 35 dollars.  The Sky Ranger Airplanes were sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from January 2007 through February 2007 for about 30, dollars. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed and call Estes-Cox at (800) 576-5811 between 8 AM and 4 PM mountain time Monday through Friday for a replacement product. 

Consumers could also visit the firm's Web site at , www.estesrockets.c, om 

 

 

3/23/2007 SMOKE DETECTOR RECALL

Digital security controls FSA and FSB series smoke detectors are being recalle, d. The uni, ts were sold from Oct, ober through December of last year. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the units could fail to warn you if a fire breaks out. Visit the website at www.dsc.com for recall information.

SLINGRIDER RECALL

Slingrider infant carriers are also under recall. The slider on the fabric strap can break and cause a baby to fall out of the carrier. Visit the firm's website at http://service.infantino.com for a refund.

3/22/2007 FORD TRUCKS

Ford is recalling 37,000 2008 F-series diesel pickups that have the six point four liter diesel engines. This comes after reports of flames coming out of the tailpipes of some of the pickups. Ford says the problem comes from a fuel leak that's ign, iting in the exhaust system. There have been no vehicle fires or injuries from the problem.

3/21/2007 Washing Machines

Thousands of Maytag and Samsung washing machines have been recalled.  Maytag is doing a voluntary recall of 250,000 front-loading washing machines because they can catch fire when water leaks into an electrical connection.

Samsung has also recalled 20,000 machines. The consumer product safety commission say, s the machines were made in South Korea and sold nationwide from April of 2005 through August of 2006.  Consumers are advised to stop using the machines immediately unless told otherwise.

For more information on the recall, you can contact Maytag at 800-86, 8-5109 or Samsung at 800-515-7902.

The Maytag washers have model numbers beginning with MAH9700 or MAH8700. Recalled Maytag models from 2005  have serial numbers ending with the following letters: GA, GC, GE, GG, GJ, GL, GN, GP, GR, GT, GV and GX.

Recalled models from 2006 have serial numbers ending with the following, letters: JA, JC, JE, JG, JJ, JL and JN. The recall includes Samsung washers with model number WF306BHW or a model number beginning with WF316. Samsung models with serial numbers 100001 through 799999 are being recalled. Consumers can also visit Maytag's Web site at www.washerrecall.com. Samsung's Web site at www.Samsung.com/washerrecall

 

 

 

3/19/2007 Honda  vehicles

Honda announced its recalling about 165,000 vehicles in the US to d, eal with a potential engine problem. The recall affects three 2005 models of the Acura sedan, 2005 Accord couples, sedans and hybrids, 2005 Odyssey minivans, and 2006 Ridgeline trucks. 

A Honda spokesman said the company discovered a potential problem on some of the vehicles which could cause the engine to stall or fail to start. He said Honda received multiple complaints. , No injuries or c, rashes have been linked to the defect. 


PET FOOD RECALL

UNION, N.J. (AP) - A major recall of pet food has animal owners worried and scrambling, to find substitutes.  The , recall involves dozens of brands made by Menu Foods. The company says an undetermined number of cats and dogs have suffered kidney failure after eating the food and about ten have died. 

The pet food is widely sold throughout North America under 48 different dog-food brands and 40 cat-food label,, s, including , Iams, Nutro and Eukanuba. The products are distributed by major retailers like Wal-Mart, Kroger and Safeway.  Two other pet food companies, Nestle Purina and Hill's Pet Nutrition, are voluntarily re, calling some of the, ir products that are made by Menu Foods. 

Menu Foods says the recalled products were made with wheat gluten from a new supplier. That supplier has been replaced.

A complete list of Menu Foods recalled dog and cat food is available at: http://www.menufoods.com/recall
 

BEN AND JERRY'S ICE CREAM

Ben and Jerry's homemade incorporated is recalling 250,000 pints of its country peach cobbler ice cream. Officials have announced the recall because the ice cream containers don't list wheat as an ingredient. People with wheat allergies , who eat the ice cream may become sick.

Consumers who purchased the ice cream with the dates January 23, 24 or February 8 or 9 2008 printed on the bottom are advised to, throw the pints out. Ben and Jerry's has promised a full refund to consumers who send the base of the empty container back to , the company. So far, no illnesses have been reported.
3/16/2007 Elite Operations toy sets
Toys "R" Us in conjuction with the Consumer Products Safety Commission is recalling thousands of toy sets. The "Elite Operations" toy sets are being recalled because they contain high levels of lead in the paint, and sharp points that could injure a child.

About 128,000 units of the toy trucks were sold between January 2006 and February of this year. You can return the toys to Toys "R" Us for a full refund.

 

3/12/2007 OLIVE RECALL    

A Florida company is recalling jars of olives because they may be contaminated with a bacteria that can cause food poisoning.  Flora Foods, of Pompano Beach, has recalled its 25-ounce jars of "Cerignola Olives" because they could be contaminated with clostridium botulinum, which can cause a potentially fatal form of food poisoning.

The recalled olives were distributed in retail stores In Florida, Georgia and upstate New York. The product comes in a clear glass jar with the designation LOT #G-080 stamped on the label.

 

3/12/2007 FLANNEL PANTS, RECALL      

Nordstrom is recalling about 78,000 kids' flannel pants sold at its stores nationwide. The p, ants fail to meet the children's sleepwear flammability standards, posing a risk of burn injuries. The girls' pants were sold under the N-kids brand, the boys' pants were sold under the Pine Peak Blues brand. Consumers should return the pants to any nordstrom store or Nordstrom.com for a full refund.

3/12/2007 CHRYSLER RECALL

The Chrysler group announced a recall for nearly 500,000 vehicles. The number four American auto maker is recalling recent models of the Jeep Liberty, Dodge Durango and the new Dodge Avenger to fix various issues. 2004-2006 Durangos are being recalled because of a risk of overheating due to faulty integrated circui, t, 2006-2007 Jeep Libertys are being recalled due to a problem with the blower motor in the air-conditioning system, and the 2008 Dodge Avengers are being recalled because of a problem with the door latches. This recall comes in the wake of another one Chrysler issued just two weeks ago when the company recalled 51,000 vehicles to fix brake system issues. Chrysler says it will notify the affected owners.

3/8/2007 RYOBI POWER EQUIPMENT RECALL

T, , housands of Ryobi brand router table throat plates are being recalled. The throat plates do not securely snap into place. They can become loose during use and be ejected from the table top, posing a laceration hazard. Home Depot sold the products between May 2004 and January 2007 as part of the Ryobi combo kits. Consumers should contact the company at 800-525-2579 for a free replacement set of throat plates if they don't securely snap to the table. For more information on the recall, go to www.ryobitools.com or www.cpsc.gov

3/8/20, 0, 7 FORD POLICE CAR RECALL

A number of police cars will be recalled by Ford next week. The recall by Ford is due to possible wheel cracks.  Nearly one hundred and ten thousand 2003 through 2005 certain model Crown Victoria cars are affected.  Federal safety officials say the cracks can develop in steel wheels that could cause rapid air loss during high-speed pursuits. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the cracks can form near the weld line that connects the rim to the wheel disk. A Ford spokesman says police departments have reported two crashes which they attributed to the wheel problem, but Ford is disputing those claims. He says no one was hurt in the crashes. For more information on the recall, go to www.nhtsa.gov or contact the Ford Motor , Compan,, y.

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3/6/2007 Contact lens solution

Bausch and Lomb is pulling more than a million bottles of contact lens solution off store shelves worldwide. Company officials say trace amounts of iron has been found in its renu multiplus solution which could cause the cleaner to lose effectiveness earlier than normal. There are no reports of any eye injuries. Bausch and Lomb says this recall is unrelated to one last spring when its Renue with moistureloc solution was linked to an , outbreak of fungal eye infections. Bausch and Lomb has notified the Food and Drug Administration and regulators in other affected countries about the recall.

 

3/6/2007 Ford recalls pickup trucks, SUVs to repair , cruise control switch

   The latest recall involves 2003 versions of the F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-, 550 Super Duty truck, the Ford Excursion SUV and the Lincoln Blackwood pickup. Company officials say an internal check found the switch systems in some early 2003 trucks and SUVs. They say it could corrode over time, overheat and ignite. However, Ford says there have been no reports of fires in the 2003 vehicles.

Contact your Ford dealer.

 

3/2/2007 Laptop batteries

Thousands of Sanyo batteries used in Thinkpad laptop computers are being recalled.  The battery maker, Lenovo, says it , has had four reports of overheating, including one case where a person suffered minor eye irritation. There are also fire hazard concerns if the batteries get overheated and the laptop is dropped.  

About 100,000 of the batteries are on Thinkpads, and owners are being told to stop using them at once. Lenovo already had to recall half a million Sony batteries last year, which was part of the Sony recall affecting millions of computers, including models from Dell and Apple.

Consumers should contact Lenovo for a f, ull, refund

 

 

2/27/2007 Volkswagen

Volkswagen of America is recalling 790,000 vehicles because of problem, s with a brake light switch. The automaker told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that if improperly installed, the brake light switches in the vehicles could malfunction.

The recall affects 1999-2006 , mo, de, l years of the Golf and GTI, 2001-2005 Jettas, 2001-2007 new Beetles and the 2004 R32. Last year, Volkswagen recalled 362,000 Jettas and new Beetles because of similar problems with the brake lights. 

 

2/23/07 Chicken strips, , cuts

Kraft Foods has expanded a nationwide recall of its Oscar Mayer/Louis Rich chicken breast strips and cuts. The recall now includes all code dates, sizes and flavors of the product, after a possible contamination.

The initial recall on February 18th only included ready to eat chicken breast strips with a "use by" date of April 19th. The chicken is made at the Carolina Culinary Foods in West Columbia, South Carolina.

The first recall occurred after the Georgia Department of Agriculture said they found Listeria in a sample of the product. Kra, f, t foods said it has had no report, s of Listeriosis and no other findings of Listeria in its product. For more information consumers should contact the Kraft Foods consumer hotline at 1-800-308-1841 or go to their website 

 

 

2/21/2007 Mushrooms

BJ's wholesale club announced the recall of fresh mushrooms. The retailer says a routine inspection revealed the  possible presence of deadly e. Coli. The products said to be affected are Wellesley Farms brand fresh mushrooms pur, chased between February 11th and Februar, y , 19th of this year.

So far BJ's has not received any r, eports of illness and said it was removing The mushrooms as a precaution. You can return the product for , a full r, efund. If you have further question, , s, you may contact BJ's toll free member care line At 1-800-BJS-CLUB. 

 

2/20/20, 07 Earth's Best organic baby, food

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall of some jars of Earth's Best organic 2 apple peach barley wholesome breakfast baby food.  The food in question was sold in individual jars and in variety packs of four.   There, 's a chance that the food has been contaminated with botulism, which is a toxin which could be life-threatening.  

The FDA says to destroy the baby food immediately if you have any of it in your home. 

 

2/19/2007 Dole cantaloupes

A recall has been issued for thousands of cantaloupes shipped to stores , along the east coast and Canada. The Dole fresh fruit company recalled thousands of cartons of imported cantaloupes after the fruit tested positive for salmonella. The recall covers roughly , 6,000 cartons shipped to wholesalers in the eastern United States and Quebec between February 5th and February 8th.  Offici, als at Dole say there have been no reports of illness.   According to the company, the cantalo, upes were grown in Costa Rica.

 

2/19/2007 Oscar Mayer chicken breast strips

Carolina Culinary Food  is recalling Oscar Mayer ready to eat chicken , breast strips with rib meat that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Food scientists with the Georgia Department of Agriculture found contamination in a six-ounce packaged sample marked as grilled fully cooked and ready to eat wi, th a code use by 19 Apr 2007 18:, 35D.

The nationwide recall affects all six-ounce packages of "Oscar Mayer/Luois Rich chicken breast strips with rib meat, grilled, fully cooked, ready to eat" that bear the establishment number "P-19676" inside the USDA mark of inspectio, n on the front of the package., On the back of each package is a "Use by" date of "19 Apr 2007."

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Kraft Consumer Response at 800-871-7117.

 

2/15/2007 `Laugh and Learn' toy

Half a million "Laugh and Learn" Learning Bunny Toys are being recalled because of a potential choking danger. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the pink pom-pom nose on the toys can come off, posing a danger to young children. The recall does not cover Learning Bunny Toys with noses that are flat or embroidered.

The toys were imported from China by Fisher-Price and were sold at toy stores and discount department stores nationwide between May and December last year.

The recalled toys have the following product numbers on a tag sewn on the bunny's b, ody, : K0468, K2960, K2961, K2962, K2963, K2964, K2965, K3440, K6898, K7884, L0327 and K5862.

 

2/13/07 Cat Food

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about Wild Kitty cat food chicken with clam recipe. It discovered salmonella in a sample during routine testing. The germ can cause serious illnesses in children, elderly people and pets with weakened immune systems. The FDA says don't feed it to your pets, but dispose of it in a securely covered trash receptacle.

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2/9/2007 Honda Cars

Honda of Jap, an has, r, ecalled 4, , 5,000 civic hybrid sedans worldwide.  That includes at least 38,000 outside of Japan and including the United States.   They were manufactured between september 2005 and 2006.  Honda says there's a problem with a voltage converter that could keep the cars from starting.   The company plans to notify owners by mail and repair the defective parts. 

 

2/7/2007  Little Debbie Nutty Bars

Little Debbie Nutty Bars are being recalled from Georgia and three other states because metal may be in an ingredient. McKee Foods of Col, legedale, Tennessee, said the products were put in vending machines on February first and February second in Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should call McKee Foods at (800) 522-4499 for information and a full refund.

The Nutty Bars are in the following retail packages -- 12-ounce guaranteed cartons, (12 bars, twin wrapped) with these carton-end codes: guaranteed fresh MAR 31 2007, 01302091 or guaranteed fresh APR 01 2007, 01312091; 25.2 oz. cartons, (24 bars, twin wrapped) with these carton-end codes: guaranteed fresh MAR 31 2007, 01302101 or guaranteed fresh, MAR 31 2007, 01302102; and 3 oz. single-serve packages (2 bars, twin wrapped) with this code: sell by APR 01 2007, 01312101.

 

 

2/6/2007 Easy-Bake ovens

Almost one million Easy-Bake ovens are being recalled. Hasbro is recalling the Easy-Bake ovens from children under eight years old because their hands can get stuck inside the oven and possibly get burned. The oven is pink and purple and looks like a miniature plastic stove with four burners on top and 'Easy Bake' on the oven door.

Contact Easy Bake for a repair kit at www.EasyBake.com or 1-800-601-8418.

 

2/4/2007 Allergen Alert:  Company Recalls Mislabeled Chicken Noodle Soup 

Georgia Agricul, tu, , re Commissioner Tommy Irvin is alerting consumers that Morgan Foods of Austin, Indiana, is voluntarily recalling 6,317 pounds of chicken noodle soup because it contains milk and soy without listing them on the label.  The soup was sold at Kroger stores.

The product label indicates that the can contains chicken noodle soup.  However, the can contains chicken, potato and broccoli soup with cheese. 

"People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic re, action i, f they c, onsume t, his product," said Commissioner Irvin.

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18.6-ounce cans of "Kroger, ready to serve SOUP, CHUNKY Classic Chicken Noodle." Each label bears the establishment number "P-1469" inside the USDA seal of inspection.  The bottom of each can also bears the "Best by" date and package code "BB 10/26/08, CCBRP J2606."

The soup was produced on October 26, 2006, and was distributed to retail stores nationwide.  

"Consumers with concerns may return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund," said Commissioner Irvin.2/1/2007  DISH WASHERS

Maytag is voluntarily recalling two-and-a-third million dishwashers sold under the brand names of Maytag and Jenn-Air because of a fire hazard.  The safety commission says liquid rinse-aid can leak from its dispenser and come in contact with the dishwasher's internal wiring, causing a short-circuit and fire.

Maytag says it's had 135 reports of dishwasher fires.  The machines were sold at stores nationwide between July 1997 and June 2001.   Maytag is offering either a free in-home repair or a $75 cash-back reimbursement with the purchase of a new Maytag-brand dishwasher.            

Maytag www.repair.maytag.com

 

HONDA RECALL

Honda is recalling its 2006 TRX 450 ATV because of a problem with its front suspension.  One or more of the ball joints could fail and separate, causing the operator to possibly lose control. Registered owners have been sent a direct notice, and others should stop riding the ATV un, til a repa, ir has been made. Contact Honda at 866-784-1870 dur, ing business hours if you have any questions.

 

 

 

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