Sunday, August 31, 2008

Wooden Infant Toys Recalled by Habermaass Corp. Due to Choking Hazard

Name of Product: Wooden Puzzles, Infant Rattles, Pacifier Holders, and Stroller Toys

Units: About 118,000

Manufacturer: Habermaass Corp. Inc., of Skaneateles, N.Y.

Hazard: The wooden rattles, pacifier holders, and stroller toys contain small pieces including glued on mirrors and/or prisms that can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants. The head of the ladybug puzzle pieces also poses a choking hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Habermaass Corp. has received 15 reports of incidents involving the recalled puzzles, rattles, and pacifier holders including pieces of the rattles detaching and being mouthed by young children.

Description: The puzzles, rattle toys, pacifier holders, and stroller toys are wooden and are described in the chart below. “HABA” is printed on them.

Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide and at specialty online retailers from January 2002 through August 2008 for between $10 and $35.

Manufactured in: Germany

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled puzzles, rattles, pacifier holders and stroller toys away from children and contact Habermaass to receive a free replacement product or a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Habermaass Corp. at (800) 468-6873 ext. 107 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.HABAusa.com/safety

Model: Description
Triolino Puzzle: Lady bug puzzle is 7 inches x ½ inch thick
LUCY Clutching Toy (rattle): Hearts have mirrors and prisms. The rattle is about 4 inches in diameter.
Little Heart Clutching Toy (rattle): Heart has mirror. The rattle is about 3 ½ inches in diameter.
Pixie’s World (rattle): 2.5” rattle with mushroom, flower, person and house with mirror.
Belinda Clutching Toy (rattle): Flower clutching toy has face in the middle. The rattle is about 4 inches in diameter.
Miro Clutching Toy (rattle): Rattle center contains blue plastic ball with 10 holes. The rattle is about 3 ½ inches in diameter.
Bunny Pacifier Holder: Pacifier holder is 8.6 inches long with fabric bunny on the end and wooden star with mirror in the middle.
Bear Pacifier Holder: Pacifier holder is 8.6 inches long with bear at the end and wooden circle with mirror in the middle.
Bonita (rattle): 2.5” bouquet of four shapes on wooden ring.
Bella (rattle): 3” diameter with four wooden hearts with two mirrors.
Pirate Joe (rattle): 4” pirate theme with bell and mirror.
Rally (rattle): 4” triangle shape with three cars.
Flori (rattle): Six petal shapes on elastic band. Includes three mirrors & three bells. 5”Triola (rattle): 4” triangle with two flowers and round corner.
Trio (rattle): 4” triangle shape with squeaker, bell and mirror.Speedy (rattle): Wooden car about 4.5” L x 3” H. Squeaker in back and mirror on car hood.
Little Hearts Stroller Toy: 18” pram-chain with ten various size wooden hearts.
Discovery Balls, Set of 4: Set contains 1 orange, 1 red, 1 blue and one bicolor blue/yellow ball. Red ball contains three small mirrors.
Discovery Ball with Rattle: Blue/Yellow round wooden ball with small mirror.
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Children's Hooded Sweatshirts and Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by Orioxi International Due to Strangulation Hazard

Name of Product: Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts and Jackets
Units: About 43,000
Importer: Orioxi International Corp., of Brea, Calif.
Hazard: The sweatshirts and jackets have drawstrings through the hood which pose a strangulation hazard to young children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstring in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled garments were sold in children’s sizes small, medium and large in the following colors: white, ivory, red, black, navy, brown, green, charcoal, blue, and pink. “BAC” is printed on the sewn-in tag on some of the garments. “Breckenridge”, “Keystone”, “Jackson Hole”, “Vail”, “Steamboat”, and “Mackinac Island” is printed on the front of the garments.
Sold at: “Shirt off My Back” retail stores located in Colorado, Wyoming, and Michigan from September 2005 through May 2008 for between $20 and $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard. Consumer can return the garments to the place of purchase for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Outfitter Trading Company at (800) 875-4352 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.shirtoffmyback.com
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Regal Lager Recalls to Repair Phil & Teds Strollers Due to Laceration Hazard

Name of Product: Phil & Teds e3 Single Buggy, e3 Twin Buggy and sport v1 Single Buggy Strollers (an additional 425 e3 Twin Buggy Strollers were recalled on May 5, 2006)

Units: About 44,000

Importer: Regal Lager Inc., of Kennesaw, Ga.

Hazard: The stroller’s hinge locking mechanism poses a laceration hazard to the user folding and unfolding the strollers.

Incidents/Injuries: Regal Lager has received nine reports from consumers who injured their fingers in the stroller’s hinge locking mechanism.

Description: The recalled single strollers all have metal frames with three wheels, a cloth seat and canopy. The twin strollers have a metal frame with four wheels, side-by-side cloth seats and double sun canopies. The strollers were sold in a variety of colors including red, orange, green, black, charcoal and navy. The Phil & Teds logo is located on the crotch piece of the harness.

Sold at: Baby furniture and baby products stores nationwide from August 2003 through August 2008 for between $400 and $650.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the strollers immediately and contact Regal Lager to obtain a free hinge cover repair kit and instructions.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can Regal Lager toll-free at (877) 242-5676 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.regallager.com
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Countertop Water Dispensers Recalled by Greenway Home Products Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

Name of Product: Countertop Water Dispensers
Units: About 44,000
Manufacturer: Greenway Home Products, of Northwood, Ohio
Hazard: The internal heating element could overheat and drop molten metal through ventilation openings in the water dispenser’s base onto the countertop, posing a fire hazard. The internal heating element also poses a shock hazard to consumers who touch it through the vents.
Incidents/Injuries: Greenway has received one report of a fire involving the recalled countertop water dispenser outside the United States that resulted in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled countertop water dispensers include the following Vitapur, Greenway and Polar models. They dispense hot or cold water and use three or five gallon water bottles. The model name is printed on the front of the dispenser’s base. Model and serial numbers are printed on a white label on the back of the dispenser’s base. File number 218326 is printed on a silver sticker on the back of the dispenser’s base.

Models:
Greenway GWD2630W
Polar PWD2635W
Vitapur VWD2636W
Vitapur VWD2636BLK
Vitapur VWD2636RED

Serial Number: Starts with 0606 through 0711
File Number: 218326 Model numbers followed by a “1” or “2,” (i.e. GWD2630W -1 / PWD2635W-2), or dispensers with no ventilation openings underneath the base are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Discount retailers nationwide from June 2006 to November 2007 for between $70 and $80.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled water dispensers immediately and contact Greenway Home Products to receive a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Greenway Home Products toll-free at (866) 279-0088 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.greenwayhp.com
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Six Retailers Agree To Stop Sale and Recall Simplicity Bassinets Due To Strangulation Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging retailers across the country to protect the health and safety of babies by stopping sale and recalling nearly 900,000 dangerous Simplicity bassinets.

Yesterday, CPSC warned parents, caregivers and consumers to immediately stop using convertible "close-sleeper/bedside sleeper" bassinets manufactured by Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pa., due to a serious safety risk. Today, CPSC is announcing that the following retailers have voluntarily agreed to recall the product and provide a refund or store credit to consumers who return the product to the store where purchased:

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark. – (800) 925-6278 or http://www.walmart.com/
Toys "R" Us Inc., of Wayne, N.J. - (800) 869-7787 or www.toysrus.com or http://www.babiesrus.com/
Kmart Corp., of Hoffman Estates, Ill. – (800) 659-7026 or http://www.kmart.com/
Big Lots!, of Columbus, Ohio – (866) 244-5687 or http://www.biglots.com/
Target of Minneapolis, Minnesota sold at http://www.target.com/ only
J.C. Penney, of Plano, Texas – (888) 333-6063 or http://www.jcp.com/

Below is a listing of Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 Convertible "Close-Sleeper" model bassinets that are included in this recall. The model number can be found on a label on the underside of the bassinet. RECALLED Model Numbers:

3000CL
3112DOH6
3011WHE
9250A
3016LAU
3046GTM
3010BIJ
3112DOH
73011WHK
3012SOM
3016MIR
3046HAN
3010HAV
3122BAN
3012BIJ
5750SAR
3017NCB
3047MON
3010NGS
3122TGC
3012OXF
3012TGT
3020SFB
3050LIL
3010TGT
3010BIJC
3012SFD
3013PRO
3025BER
3050SAR
3010WHE
343-8363
3040SAR
9250B
3025C
3060GFS
3040LAU
343-8399
3040SPR
3014LOL
3026CRT
3060TFS
TD2500
3045FEL
3050SWT
3014NGS
3027MIS
8393
3040WDS
3111DPC
3060BTL
3015GFR
3030SAR
3040SPRC
3045DRM
3012LLTC
3112BDY
3070MAN
3040CLA
3040LAC
3111ZOL
3050SWTC
3045OXFC
3112DOH
5730FKB
3045DRMC

CPSC learned that on August 21, 2008, a 6 ½-month-old girl from Shawnee, Kan. was strangled to death when she became entrapped between the bassinet’s metal bars. This is the second strangulation death CPSC has learned of in the co-sleeper bassinets. On September 29, 2007, a 4-month-old girl from Noel, Mo. became entrapped in the metal bars of the bassinet and died.

The Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible bassinets contain metal bars that are covered by an adjustable fabric flap which is attached by velcro. The fabric is folded down when the bassinet is converted into a bed-side co-sleeping position. If the velcro is not properly re-secured when the flap is adjusted, an infant can slip through the opening and become entrapped in the metal bars and suffocate. This warning does not cover bassinets produced in recent months that have fabric permanently attached over the lower bar.

Due to the serious hazard these bassinets pose to babies, CPSC urges all consumers to share this safety warning with day care centers, consignment stores, family and friends to ensure that no child is placed to sleep in a Simplicity convertible bassinet covered by this warning. To see this release on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08381.html
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Infants Strangled to Death in Simplicity Bassinets: CPSC Urges Consumers To Stop Using Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 Convertible “Close-Sleeper” Models

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents and caregivers to stop using convertible “close-sleeper/bedside sleeper” bassinets manufactured by Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pa.

CPSC has learned that on August 21, 2008, a 5-month-old girl from Shawnee, Kan. was strangled to death when she became entrapped between the bassinet’s metal bars. This is the second strangulation death CPSC has learned of in the co-sleeper bassinets.

On September 29, 2007, a 4-month-old girl from Noel, Mo. became entrapped in the metal bars of the bassinet and died.

CPSC is issuing this safety alert because SFCA Inc., the company which purchased all of Simplicity Inc.’s assets at public auction in April 2008, has refused to cooperate with the government and recall the products. SFCA maintains that it is not responsible for products previously manufactured by Simplicity Inc.

The Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible bassinets contain metal bars spaced farther apart than 2 3/8 inches, which is the maximum distance allowed under the federal crib safety standard. The metal bars are covered by an adjustable fabric flap which is attached by velcro. The fabric is folded down when the bassinet is converted into a bed-side co-sleeping position. If the velcro is not properly re-secured when the flap is adjusted, an infant can slip through the opening and become entrapped in the metal bars and suffocate.

This warning does not cover bassinets produced in recent months that have fabric permanently attached over the lower bar.

Due to the serious hazard these bassinets pose to babies, CPSC urges all consumers to share this safety warning with day care centers, consignment stores, family and friends to ensure that no child is placed to sleep in a Simplicity convertible bassinet covered by this warning.

The Commission voted, using its new authorities in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, to release this warning upon making a finding that the health and safety of the public require immediate notice.

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Bonne Bell Recalls Children's Cosmetics Accessory Bags Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

Name of Product: Bonne Bell Children’s Cosmetics Accessory Bags

Units: About 945,000

Importer: Bonne Bell Co., of Lakewood, Ohio

Hazard: The metal clasps on the handle of the accessory bags contain excessive levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled accessory bags are made of plastic and have a zipper and carrying handle. The bags come with an assortment of cosmetic products, which are not part of this recall. The model name and UPC numbers are located on the hangtag. The following recalled model names and UPC numbers are involved in this recall:

SMACKERS Sweet Treats Collection UPC 0 50051 50575 7
SMACKERS Sparkle & Shine Collection UPC 0 50051 50576 4
SMACKERS Glam It Up Collection UPC 0 50051 50577 1
BONNEBELL Natural Neutrals Collection UPC 0 50051 22640 9
BONNEBELL Pretty Pinks Collection UPC 0 50051 22641 6
BONNEBELL Fresh Pinks Collection UPC 0 50051 22642 3
BONNEBELL Glamorous Neutrals Collection UPC 0 50051 22643 0

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide and Bonne Bell’s Web site from September 2007 through August 2008 for about $9.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled accessory bag away from children and contact Bonne Bell for a replacement bag.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact Bonne Bell toll-free at (866) 288-8643 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or via email at quality@bonnebell.com, or visit the company’s Web site at www.thebonnebellcompany.com/recall/
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"Fresh from the Deli" American Sub Sandwich Recalled by Landshire, Inc. Because of Possible Health Risk

Landshire, Inc. is recalling its American Sub sandwich because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The American Sub sandwiches were distributed in the Midwestern States of: Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The product was sold to Circle K Convenience Stores exclusively. There were 812 sandwiches produced on lot number 21882.

The sandwich label identifies it as: "Fresh from the Deli" American Sub. This is a pre-packaged, individually wrapped (clear plastic) with a black tray inside of package. Sandwich weight is 9.75ounces (276grams). UPC code is 9748800540. The sandwiches involved have a lot number of 21882. The lot number is printed in black ink on the side of the package.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling taken by the Ohio Department of Agriculture for retail food establishments. Landshire has ceased the production and distribution of the product as the Company continues its investigation as to the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased the "Fresh from the Deli" American Sub are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Landshire, Inc at 800-468-3354.
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Trans Ocean Products Recalls "Cracked Pepper Style Smoked Salmon" LOT No 54933-2 Because of Possible Health Risks

Trans-Ocean Products, Inc. of Bellingham, Washington is recalling its 4 ounce Cracked Pepper Style Smoked Salmon Lot No 54933-2 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Cracked Pepper Style Smoked Salmon, 4 ounce packages were distributed to three supermarket chains in seven states: Brookshire Brothers in Texas and Louisiana; Price Choppers in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Vermont; and Giant Eagle in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

The product is sliced cold-smoked salmon with black pepper. It is vacuum packaged in a resealable purple plastic pouch and bears the brand name Trans Ocean Products.The lot number is ink jetted on the back panel of the package, just right of center.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by Trans-Ocean Products revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in one 4 ounce package of Cracked Pepper Style Smoked Salmon.

Distribution of the product has been suspended while the FDA and Trans-Ocean Products investigate the source of the problem.

Consumers that have purchased Trans Ocean ProductsCracked Pepper Style Smoked Salmon are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Trans-Ocean Products. Call (800) 290-2722 Monday – Friday 6AM to 5PM. Over the Labor Day weekend call (360) 739-4181.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Indoor Lighting Fixtures Recalled by Lithonia Lighting Due to Impact Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Indoor Lighting Fixtures

Units: About 1,400

Manufacturer/Distributor: Lithonia Lighting, of Conyers, Ga.

Hazard: The glass reflector can separate from the fixture and fall, posing a risk of injury to consumers below the fixture.

Incidents/Injuries: There has been one report of a glass reflector falling. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves the Hi-Bay Indoor High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Fixtures, model numbers PG16A and PG21A. The fixture is intended for high-mounting heights (at least 20 feet above floor level) and is used in retail, warehouse and heavy manufacturing locations. The fixture's housing is made of die-cast aluminum.

Sold by: Electrical distributors and sales representatives nationwide from January 2007 through May 2008 for between $280 and $350.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should inspect the fixtures immediately and take down any units with loose glass. Consumers should contact Lithonia Lighting to arrange for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lithonia Lighting at (800) 315-4963 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.lithonia.com

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

IMS Recalls Car Chargers Used With Halogen Spotlights Sold at Sears and K-Mart Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Car Chargers Used with Power System Plus 3 Million Candlepower Spotlights

Units: About 210,000

Importer/Distributor: International Merchandising Service Inc. (IMS), of Fullerton, Calif.

Hazard: The car charger is incompatible with the spotlight's battery, which can cause it to overcharge inside of a vehicle and pose a fire or burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: IMS has received two reports of incidents of spotlights overheating while being charged with the car charger. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled 12V DC car charger was sold with the Power Systems Plus/UST 3 Million Candlepower Spotlight with model number HSLR30S. The spotlight is black and blue and has a sticker on each side that reads "3 Million Candle Power." "HSLR30S" is printed on the instruction manual and on the packaging.

Sold at: Sears and K-Mart retail stores nationwide from October 2007 to June 2008 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled car charger and contact IMS for information on how to receive a free replacement car charger. Consumers can continue to use the spotlights without the car charger.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact IMS toll-free at (866) 797-2738 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the company's Web site at http://usttools.com/recall, or write to IMS Inc., 1927 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton, CA 92833 ATTN: RECALL PROGRAM.

Stroller Activity Bars Recalled by International Playthings Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Taggies(tm) Strollin' Along Stroller Activity Bars

Units: About 10,000

Importer/Distributor: International Playthings Inc., of Parsippany, N.J.

Hazard: The shiny material on the elephant's ear on the activity bar can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: International Playthings has received three reports of the shiny material detaching and children putting it in his/her mouth. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Taggies(tm) Strollin' Along stroller activity bars. The multicolored, fabric, and plastic activity bars feature a yellow giraffe, a purple hippo and a blue elephant attached to a 12" long elliptical base with straps that attach to a stroller. The Taggies(tm) and Earlyears(r) logos are located on woven and satin labels sewn into the seam on the lower left front of the activity bar.

Sold at: Specialty toy stores nationwide and on the Internet from February 2007 through July 2008 for about $23.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the activity bars and contact International Playthings for a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact International Playthings at (800) 445-8347 or visit the company's Web site at www.intplay.com

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Coffee Makers Recalled by Sears Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Kenmore and Kenmore Elite Coffee Makers

Units: About 145,000

Retailers: Sears, Roebuck and Co., the great indoors and Kmart Corp., of Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Hazard: The wiring in the coffee maker can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Sears has received 20 reports of coffee makers overheating, including 12 fires, causing damage to counter tops, cabinet damage, and plastic melting on the floor. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves 12-cup Kenmore coffee makers sold in black, white, and red with the following model numbers: 100.80006 (black), 100.81006 (white), and 100.82006 (red). The recall also involves 12-cup Kenmore Elite coffee makers with thermal carafe (model number 100.90007) and 14-cup Kenmore Elite coffee makers (model number 100.90006). The model number can be found on the bottom of the unit. There is a Kenmore or Kenmore Elite logo on the front bottom of the maker.

Sold at: Sears, Sears Hardware, the great indoors, and Kmart stores nationwide, as well as Sears.com and Kmart.com, from August 2007 through April 2008 for between $30 and $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the coffee makers and take them to their nearest Sears or Kmart store to obtain a free replacement coffee maker.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sears at (800) 978-7615 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday, or visit the following Web sites: www.sears.com, www.kmart.com, or www.thegreatindoors.com

Friday, August 22, 2008

Power Light Modules Recalled by GCI Technologies Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Power Light Modules

Units: About 7,500

Importer: GCI Technologies Corp., of Edison, N.J.

Hazard: Internal wiring in the module’s circuit boards is incorrectly installed, posing a risk of an electrical fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Gemini brand power light modules used in DJ rack systems. Models included in this recall are PL-01 and Pl-02. The model numbers are printed on the front of the module, near the power switch. Models included in this recall have an ETL logo on the back panel.

Sold by: Professional audio stores and dealers nationwide between July 2004 and September 2007 for about $130.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power light modules and contact GCI Technologies to request a repair or replacement.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact GCI Technologies toll-free at (866) 449-1200 between 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email the firm at info@gci-technologies.com. Consumers can also visit the firm’s Web site at www.geminidj.com

Interior Alaska Fish Processors, Inc. Recalls Santa's Smokehouse Brand Smoked Keta Salmon

Interior Alaska Fish Processors, Inc. of Fairbanks, AK is recalling some of its Santa's Smokehouse brand smoked keta salmon because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal, or diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled product was sold in random weight portions and packaged in clear plastic vacuum sealed bags with the Santa's Smokehouse "teriyaki style smoked keta salmon" label on it. The only batch subject to the recall will be labeled with the batch number '637', found on the Santa's Smokehouse label. Approximately 150 pounds of this product was distributed through the company's retail store in Fairbanks, Alaska and through gift packs sold on the internet between mid December 2007 and July, 2008. The recall is the result of survey sampling by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation which revealed that the sampled product in question contained the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. No complaints or instances of illness have been reported from consumption of this product.

If you have any Santa's Smokehouse smoked keta salmon with the batch number '637' please return it to Interior Alaska Fish Processors, Inc. with the label for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 907-456-3885, order@santassmokehouse.com, or at 2400 Davis Road, Fairbanks, AK.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Venmar CES Inc. Recalls Heat Recovery Ventilators Due to Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Light Commercial Heat Recovery Ventilators

Units: About 3,400

Manufacturer: Venmar CES Inc., of Saskatoon, Canada

Hazard: The motors in these units can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Venmar CES has received three reports of ventilator motors overheating, resulting in fires which caused property damage.

Description: Light Commercial Heat Recovery Ventilators are designed to exchange air between the inside and outside of a building or home in order to provide fresh air. The recall includes the following brand names and model numbers:

Brand: Model Number
Flair: 150/300 Compact, 300/600 Compact
Venmar: 6LC, HRV600i, 12LC, HRV1200i
PrepAir: PrepAir600i, PrepAir1200i
vane: 6LC, 12LC
Carrier: 62AA-064---101XX, 62AA-127---101XX
York: VIXRDXXA01
Heil: VRC 300 Compact, VRC 600 Compact
Aston: HRV600i, HRV1200i
Broan: HRV650, HRVl150
Venmate: 600H, 1200H

The "X" in the model number can be either a letter or a number. The model number is written on a silver or black label on the outside panel.

Sold by: Heating, plumbing and building supply distributors nationwide from January 1991 through July 2007 for between $1,700 and $2,000.

Manufactured in: Canada

Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off the ventilator, disconnect it from the power supply, and contact Venmar CES to schedule a technician to install a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Venmar CES toll-free at (866) 698-6283 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Sunday or visit the firm's Web site at www.venmarces.com

Cervélo SA Recalls Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Wolf SL Carbon Fiber Bicycle Forks

Units: About 5,800

Importer: Cervélo SA, of Switzerland

Manufacturer: True Temper Composite Material Products Co. Ltd, of Guangzhou, China

Hazard: The forks steerer can break during normal use, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer serious injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: Cervelo has received 12 reports of forks cracking or breaking, resulting in one consumer suffering a broken wrist and another suffering minor abrasions.

Description: The recalled forks have a clear coating over black painted carbon fiber, with the words "Wolf Superlite" and related logo just below the crown on each fork leg, and the letters "SL" on each leg above the fork blade dropouts. There is a True Temper CRT(tm) logo on the inside of both fork legs. The recalled forks could have been included on the following bicycle models: R3, R3 SL, Soloist Carbon, Soloist Carbon SL, and certain P3 Carbon framesets and complete bicycles.

Sold by: Independent bicycle retailers nationwide from November 2005 through July 2007 for about $475.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled forks and contact their authorized Cervélo dealer to have a free replacement fork installed.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cervélo toll-free at (866) 296-3137 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.cervelo.com/WolfSLRecall

Electrical Wire Splices Recalled Due to Shock and Fire Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Electrical Wire Splices (also known as Butt Splice Connectors)

Units: About 53,000

Manufacturer: Molex, of Lisle, Ill.

Hazard: The splice can fail to hold the wires adequately together, posing a shock and fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Gardner Bender has received one report of a recalled butt splice failing to hold wires together. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled butt splices are used to connect electrical wires to one another. They are typically used for wiring small electrical appliances, like audio equipment, or in automotive applications. The splices are yellow insulated vinyl and measure about one inch long and ¼ inch wide. They were intended for use with 12-10 AWG wire. 12-10 is stamped on the side of the splices. Model numbers 10-126, or 21-126, and Gardner Bender are printed on the product's packaging. They were sold in packages of 8 or 50.

Sold at: Electrical distributors, hardware stores, and home centers nationwide from June 2005 through April 2008 for between $1 and $5.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using products that contain the recalled butt splices and contact the firm for free replacement splices.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gardner Bender at (800) 624-4320 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.gardnerbender.com

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Electra Bicycle Company Expands Recall of Amsterdam Bicycles; Chain Can Derail and Pose Injury Risk to Riders

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Amsterdam Bicycles

Units: About 1,500 (about 9,500 bicycles were recalled on July 22, 2008)

Importer: Electra Bicycle Company, LLC, of Vista, Calif.

Hazard: The interior alignment tabs of the bicycle's chainguard can be pushed against the chain causing it to derail, which poses a risk of injury to riders.

Incidents/Injuries: Electra has received four reports of the chainguard derailing the chain, including one report of minor cuts and abrasion from a fall.

Description: This recall involves some Amsterdam model bicycles in the Classic 3, Original 3, Royal 8, and Sport 3 styles. The bicycles have an enclosed chainguard. "Electra" and "Amsterdam" are printed on the bicycle's frame and/or chainguard. Bicycles with frame numbers beginning with "EL" or bicycles with chainguards marked "06/08" are not included in this recall. The frame number is located on the underside of the bottom bracket.

Sold by: Authorized Electra Bicycle dealers nationwide from January 2007 through June 2008 for between $400 and $850.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact Electra Bicycle to determine if his/her bike is included in this recall. Consumers with a recalled bike can bring it to an Electra Bicycle dealer for a free inspection and replacement chainguard part.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Electra Bicycle at (800) 261-1644 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.electrabike.com (pdf).

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Hobbico Inc. Recalls Batteries Used In Radio-Controlled Helicopters Due to Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Batteries Used In Radio-Controlled Helicopter Kits

Units: About 11,000

Importer/Distributor: Hobbico Inc., of Champaign, Ill.

Hazard: The rechargeable battery can overheat and catch fire while charging, igniting nearby combustible materials. This poses a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Hobbico has received 28 reports of batteries overheating and/or melting, including 27 reports of flames and minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Electrifly lithium-polymer batteries (part #GPMP0401) sold individually or with the Heli-Max Axe CP-L radio-controlled helicopter kits. The kit includes a 23-inch long plastic helicopter, a battery, a radio transmitter, a balance charger, a car adapter, an AC wall adapter, decals that read "HMX", "AXE" and "Heli-Max" and training gear. "Electrifly" and "GPMP0401" are printed on the battery.

Sold at: Hobby Stores nationwide and online from November 2007 through March 2008 for about $35. The helicopter kits were sold for $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled batteries and contact Hobbico for instructions on returning their battery for a free replacement battery.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hobbico toll-free at (866) 462-2426 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company's recall Web sites at www.helimaxrc.com or www.electrifly.com to register for the recall.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Manufacturer for Publix Brand Vanilla Wafers Issues a Recall for Undeclared Soy

The manufacturer of Publix Vanilla Wafers is recalling a limited number of 12oz boxes of Vanilla Wafers with a code date of 030409A as they may contain undeclared soy. Persons who have an allergy to soy run the risk of a serious or possible life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the affected product. The UPC number may be found on the side label below the Nutrition Facts panel:

Publix Vanilla Wafers, UPC: 41415-00609

The product was distributed throughout the chain to include stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee.

The vanilla wafers are packaged in 12 oz. paperboard boxes.

“The recall was initiated after the discovery of gingersnap cookies co-packaged with vanilla wafers. This resulted in the undeclared soy ingredient.” said Roy Peterson, Toufayan Bakery general manager. "As part of Publix commitment to food safety, they are asking customers to return the product for a full refund or replacement. There have been no reported cases of illness. Consumers with questions may contact Publix at 1-800-242-1227."

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Eat Certain Mussel Products from Bantry Bay Seafood

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers against eating certain frozen cooked mussel products made by Bantry Bay Seafoods, imported from Ireland, because they may be contaminated with azaspiracid toxins, a group of naturally occurring marine toxins known to cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps.

Azaspiracid toxins are odorless, tasteless, and cannot be destroyed or neutralized by freezing or cooking, including boiling. Individuals who have experienced gastrointestinal symptoms such as those noted above after eating any of the products listed below should consult their health care professional. Symptoms typically occur within hours of consumption and persist for two to three days.

In July, two people in Washington state became ill after eating the company's "Mussels in a Garlic Butter Sauce." FDA tested unopened product from the same production lot and found that it contained the azaspiracid toxins.

Consumers should throw out the following Bantry Bay Seafood frozen cooked products with "Best before end" dates ranging from January 23, 2009, to November 15, 2009:

  • Mussels in a Garlic Butter Sauce
  • Mussels in White Wine Sauce
  • Mussels in Tomato and Garlic Sauce

The "Best before end" dates are displayed on the side of the box in the following format: MM:DD:YY. Products to be thrown out are marked with dates 01:23:09 through 11:15:09.

These products are sold frozen in 1 pound cardboard packages in stores throughout the United States.

The FDA also recommends that retailers and foodservice operators remove these products, and any food in which these products were used as an ingredient, from sale or service.

Azaspiracid toxins were an unknown marine toxin until 1995, when they were identified and linked to an outbreak of foodborne illnesses associated with consumption of Irish shellfish. The toxins have since been identified in other shellfish from the west coast of Europe. They have never been detected in shellfish harvested from U.S. waters.

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Peppers Unlimited, Inc. Recalls La Torre Jalapeno Nacho Slices

Peppers Unlimited, Inc. of Fontana California is voluntarily recalling 580 cases of La Torre Jalapeno Nacho Slices because of possible product contamination caused by a chemical reaction between the product and the can potentially resulting in a swollen and/or ruptured container and significant off flavor.

The recalled products were sold nationwide through food distributors and food retailers.

The Jalapeno Nacho Slices were sold in 425 gram cans and bear the following description:

Yellow, red, white and black label with a picture of Jalapeno Slices.
The La Torre logo is in black and the "Jalapeno Nacho Slices" is in white.

The affected lot numbers are: AU4D6; AU4E6; AU515; AU516; AU520; AU526; AU5H6; AU5L6; AU5M6; AU8W6; AU955; AU9V5; AU9W5; AU9X5; AU9Y5; AU9Z5 (In some cases these lots may have a letter "A" or "B" proceeding the lot #, for example AU4D6A OR AU4D6B). Some cans may bear no lot number. The lot code is located on the bottom of the can.

To date no illnesses have been reported regarding this issue, however, this recall is being initiated as a precautionary measure and consumers should not consume these affected products even if the cans appear to be normal. Consumers who have the opened cans of the affected products or who have used them in recipes should immediately throw the cans and food away. Unopened cans may be returned to the place of purchase for a refund.

This recall is being made with the knowledge and in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration. Customers with questions may contact Peppers Unlimited, Inc at (909) 923-5580.

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Mars Petcare US Issues Voluntary Recall of Limited Bags of PEDIGREE® Complete Nutrition Small Crunchy Bites at Albertsons in Southern California and L

Mars Petcare US today (August 8, 2008) announced a voluntary recall of limited bags of PEDIGREE® Complete Nutrition Small Crunchy Bites sold in Albertsons stores in Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada. The pet food is being voluntarily recalled because of potential contamination with Salmonella. There have been no complaints or reports of injury resulting from consumption or handling of the recalled product.

The product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners should dispose of product in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle) and return the empty bag to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Salmonella can cause serious infections in dogs and cats, and, if there is cross contamination caused by handling of the pet food, in people as well, especially children, the aged, and people with compromised immune systems. Healthy people potentially infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. On rare occasions, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Animals can be carriers with no visible symptoms and potentially infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Recalled Pet Food
Product: PEDIGREE® Complete Nutrition Small Crunchy Bites
Size: 20-pound bags
UPC Code: 23100 14719
Lot Code: 830BFCAT02
Best Buy Date: 07/2009
Best Buy Date Location: Back of bag
Affected Stores: Albertsons locations in Southern California and Las Vegas.

In an effort to prevent the transmission of Salmonella from pets to family members and care givers, the FDA recommends that everyone follow appropriate pet food handling guidelines when feeding their pets. A list of safe pet food handling tips can be found at: www.fda.gov/consumer/updates/petfoodtips080307.html

Pet owners who have questions about the recall should call 1-877-568-4463 or visit www.petcare.mars.com.

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Whole Foods Market® Issues Recall on 365 Organic Everyday Value™ Popcorn, Lightly Salted Due to Undeclared Dairy Allergen

Whole Foods Market today is recalling 365 Organic Everyday Value Popcorn, Lightly Salted because it may contain undeclared milk ingredients. The popcorn in these packages was incorrectly flavored with a white cheddar seasoning which includes milk ingredients; the seasoning may not be visibly apparent. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk ingredients run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

This product was distributed to and sold in Whole Foods Market retail stores in California, Arizona, Nevada, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Oregon, New Jersey, New York and Washington.

The product is sold in a blue and white 5 ounce bag with a picture of popcorn in a red and white container. The product is labeled as 365 Organic Everyday Value Organic Popcorn, Lightly Salted with a UPC of 9948240552. The recalled product's lot code is stamped on the front top right corner and reads "Sell By 10/28/08" or "Sell By 10/29/08".

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product containing milk ingredients was incorrectly packaged in bags that did not reveal the presence of milk ingredients. Subsequent investigations indicate the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the producer's packaging processes.

Consumers who have purchased 365 Organic Popcorn Lightly Salted with a lot code of "Sell By 10/28/08" or "Sell By 10/29/08" are urged to return it to any Whole Foods Market for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 512-542-0656.

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Hop Lee Trading Co., Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Flower Brand Dried Sweet Potato

Hop Lee Trading Co. Inc. of 337 Butler Street, Brooklyn, N.Y., 11217, is recalling Flower brand Dried Sweet Potato because it contains undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

Flower brand Dried Sweet Potato is sold in a 12 ounce, un-coded, clear plastic package and was distributed nationwide. It is a product of China.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in Flower brand Dried Sweet Potato which were not declared on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reaction in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites.

No illnesses or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased Flower brand Dried Sweet Potato are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-821-2315.

S&M (USA) Enterprise Corp. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Grove Grow Notes Brand Dried Bamboo Fungus Veiled Lady

S&M (USA) Enterprise Corp 4703 2nd Ave Brooklyn NY 11232 is recalling Grove Grow Notes brand Dried Bamboo Fungus Veiled Lady because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

Grove Grow Notes brand Dried Bamboo Fungus Veiled Lady is sold in an un-coded 3.5 ounce, clear plastic bag and was distributed nationwide. It is a product of China.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets food inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in Grove Grow Notes brand Dried Bamboo Fungus Veiled Lady which were not declared on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reaction in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites.

No illnesses involving this product have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased Grove Grow Notes Dried Bamboo Fungus Veiled Lady should return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with question may contact the company at 718-492-4288.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Rossignol Recalls Snowboard Bindings Due to Strap Failure

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: 2007 Rossignol HC Snowboard Bindings

Units: About 3,500 pairs

Manufacturer: Rossignol Ski Co., of Park City, Utah

Hazard: The t-nuts that attached the buckles to the straps on the snowboard's bindings can detach, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves 2007 model year Rossignol snowboard bindings. Models included in the recall are: HC 750, HC 1000, HC 2000, HC 3000, HC Mini, HC Amber, HC Diva, HC Harmony, HC Sonar, HC Zena and Jones Brown.

Sold at: Snowboard, ski and sporting good stores nationwide from August 2007 through May 2008 for between $100 and $150.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bindings and take them to a Rossignol snowboard retailer for inspection and free replacement t-nuts. Consumers can also contact Rossignol to have a repair kit mailed to them. T-nuts marked in red-ink or with an embossed dot have been repaired.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rossignol at (888) 243-6735 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.rossignol.com. Consumers can also send an email to the firm at snowboardconsumer@mountaincenter.com

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Home Made Brand Foods Recalls Tuna Salad Because of Possible Health Risk

Home Made Brand Foods, 2 Opportunity Way, Newburyport MA 01950 is voluntarily recalling approximately 4890 pounds of "Ready-to-Eat" Tuna Salad with an expiration date of 8/19/08. This product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 99/ 5 lbs. units of "Home Made Brand Foods Tuna Salad" dated 8/19/08 expiration
  • 412/10 lb. units of "Stop and Shop Tuna Salad" dated 8/19/08 expiration
  • 366/12 oz. units of "Stop and Shop Tuna Salad" dated 8/19/08 expiration

The problem was discovered after routine sampling at the customer level and subsequent analysis of the product by an independent laboratory which found the product to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes. All product lots produced prior to and after the above listed affected lot were found to be negative for Listeria monocytogenes through independent laboratory analysis.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who have purchased the Tuna Salad should not consume it, but should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact Rick Walters at (978) 462-3663 ext 314.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Fisher-Price Recalls Learning Pots and Pans(tm) Toys Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Learning Pots & Pans(tm) Toys

Units: About 15,000

Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, NY

Hazard: Missing screws in the blue toy pan can cause the clear plastic cover to come loose and release small balls, presenting a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Fisher-Price has received five reports of the plastic covers detaching and releasing the small balls. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Learning Pots and Pans(tm) toy sets with stackable pots and pans, a lid and shape-sorting blocks. The toys have light and sound features that operate on three AA batteries. Model number G6685 is located on the bottom of the blue pan.

Sold at: Discount department and toy stores nationwide from October 2007 to August 2008 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled toys away from children and examine the bottom of the blue pan. The pan should contain six screws. If all six screws are installed, no further action is necessary. If any screws are missing, the consumer should contact Fisher-Price to arrange for the return of the blue pan for a replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (888) 521-0820 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.service.mattel.com

Atico International USA Recalls Personal Blenders Due to Laceration Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Signature Gourmet(tm) and Crofton(r) Personal Blenders

Units: About 124,000

Importers: Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (for the Crofton(r) model) and East West Distributing Co., of Deerfield Ill. (for the Signature Gourmet(tm) model)

Hazard: While placing the cup on or off the base of the blender, the blender can be inadvertently turned on, activating the blade. This can pose a serious laceration hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 14 reports of lacerations, including 11 that required medical treatment and stitches.

Description: This recall involves the Signature Gourmet(tm) (item number W14A3691) and the Crofton(r) (model number SB-19) personal blenders. The blenders are white and have 3 components parts - a base containing a power button, a blade assembly, and a blending cup. Signature Gourmet(tm) or Crofton(r) is printed on the front of the base of the unit. "SB-19" or "W14A3691" is located on a label at the bottom of the unit.

Sold at: The Signature Gourmet(tm) blenders were sold at Walgreens stores nationwide from July 2006 through March 2008 for about $16. The Crofton(r) blenders were sold at Aldi stores nationwide from May 2007 through March 2008 for about $13.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled blenders immediately and call Atico International USA for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Consumers should call Atico International USA toll-free at (877) 546-4835 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.aticousa.com

Progress Lighting Recalls Indoor Light Fixtures; Lights Can Unexpectedly Fall Posing an Impact Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Products: Pendant-Style Ceiling-Mounted Indoor Light Fixtures

Units: About 6,000

Importer: Progress Lighting, of Greenville, S.C.

Hazard: The ceiling-mount assembly that supports the light fixture can fail, causing the fixture to unexpectedly fall and injure consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Progress Lighting has received three reports of incidents, including one report of a fixture falling from the ceiling. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves the following models of pendant-style ceiling-mounted light fixtures: P3601-09, P3602-09, P3603-09, P3603-09EXP, P3685-09, P365-09EXP, P4260-09, P4261-09, P4261-09EXP and P4262-09. The product number is located inside the canopy located flush with the ceiling. The fixtures have frosted white glass and a brushed aluminum finish.

Sold by: Electrical/lighting distributors and select Home Depot and Expo Design Centers nationwide from January 2005 through May 2008 for between $180 and $1,000

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should carefully remove the glass from the fixture and contact Progress Lighting to schedule a free inspection and replacement.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Progress Lighting toll-free at (877) 369-4548 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.progresslighting.com

Fire and Burn Hazards Prompt Recall of Gas Grills Sold at Lowe's Stores

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Perfect Flame Double Lid Four Burner Gas Grills

Units: About 24,000

Retailer: Lowe's Home Centers, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C. and Lowe's HIW, Inc., of Tukwila, Wash.

Manufacturer: Lucas Innovation Inc., of China

Hazard: The cooking chamber of the grill can melt and/or ignite, posing a risk of fires and burn injuries to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been 175 reports of grill fires and 25 reports of grills melting, some of which resulted in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Perfect Flame brand grills, Model GAC3615 four burner LP gas grills. The grill has two lids. "Perfect Flame" is printed on the larger lid. The model number, serial number, and date code are printed on a label on the right side cart frame panel. The following serial numbers and date codes are included in this recall.

Model Number: GAC3615

Date Code: Serial Number

KU (July 07): 000001 - 001278, 001282 - 001423

KV (Aug. 07): 001424 - 001849, 001855 - 005404

KW (Sept. 07): 005405 - 006540, 006548 - 009671, 010299 - 010440

KX (Oct. 07): 010005 - 010297, 010441 - 014305, 014322 - 017164

KY (Nov. 07): 017165 - 020714, 020715 - 022856

KZ (Dec. 07): 022859 - 023284, 024301 - 025862

Sold exclusively at: Lowe's stores nationwide from October 2007 through July 2008 for about $300.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grills, disconnect the propane tanks, and return the grills without the propane tanks to any Lowe's store to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lucas Innovation toll-free at (877) 385-8226 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit www.gac3615grillrecall.com

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Raw Blue Due to Strangulation Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Hooded Sweatshirts

Units: About 5,740

Distributor: Raw Blue Sportswear, of Moonachie, NJ

Hazard: The sweatshirts have drawstrings through the hood which pose a strangulation hazard to young children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The Raw Blue hooded sweatshirts were sold in three styles: smack print, kapow print and comic magazine print) and various colors. The sweatshirts have style numbers 7FT5655, 7FT5455, and 7FT5515. Style numbers are printed on the garment's sales tag.

Sold at: TJ Maxx, Mega Trends, Moonstone Shirts and MP Trading stores nationwide from July 2007 through December 2007 for between $30 and $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can return the garment to the place of purchase or Raw Blue Sportswear for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Raw Blue Sportwear at (800) 638-1537 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Request Jeans Due to Strangulation Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Drawstring Hoodies

Units: About 1,200

Manufacturer: Request Jeans, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The hoodies have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the short sleeve hoodie (Item number 11188SG) and the Long sleeve hoodie (Item number 11218LG). The short sleeve hoodie has "Request" printed all over and was sold in olive green and light blue. The long sleeve hoodie has a butterfly design on the back of the hoodie and on the chest and was sold in white and olive green.

Sold at: Mass merchandisers and other retail stores nationwide from January 2007 through March 2007 for about $36.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to either the place of purchase or to Request Jeans to receive a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Request Jeans collect at (212) 302-0077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

Children's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled By Kids with Character Due to Strangulation Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: BongoCheetah Girls Jackets

Units: About 1,200

Distributor: Kids with Character LLC, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled garments are Bongo Cheetah Girls Jackets with style number 8N6003 and RN number 119132 printed on the care label. The jackets were sold in girls sizes 4 through 6X.

Sold at: Marshalls stores nationwide from November 2007 through August 2008 for about $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to either Marshall's retail store or Kids with Character for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kids with Character collect at (212) 695-6343 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Bicycle Pedals Recalled by Look Cycle; Pedals Can Break Causing Cyclists to Fall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: KéO Bicycle Pedals

Units: About 80,000 (40,000 pairs)

Distributor: Look Cycle USA, of San Jose, Calif.

Hazard: The steel axle inside the pedal can break, posing a fall hazard to cyclists.

Incidents/Injuries: Look Cycle has received 14 reports of incidents with broken pedals, including 7 injuries which resulted in scrapes, cuts, contusions, elbow pain, and a knee injury.

Description: The recalled bicycle pedals are black and were sold separately from bicycles. Pedal models include KéO Classic, KéO Sprint, KéO HM and KéO Carbon. The model name is printed in white on the side of the pedal. Date codes between January 2004 and December 2005 are included in this recall. The date code for the KéO Classic, Sprint and Carbon pedals is on a dial stamped onto the pedal. The date code for the KéO HM is on the bottom of the pedal, with the letters A through L corresponding to the month, and the numbers 4 and 5 indicating 2004 or 2005.

Sold at: Specialty bicycle retailers nationwide from January 2004 through July 2007 for between $100 and $500.

Manufactured in: France

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle pedals and return them to the place of purchase, or contact Look Cycle USA to arrange for shipping and free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Look Cycle USA toll-free at (866) 430-5665 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.lookcycle-usa.com, or email the firm at KeoUpgrade@lookcycle-usa.com

Halogen Work Lights Recalled by Harbor Freight Tools Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Chicago Electric Halogen Work Lights

Units: About 58,000

Distributor: Harbor Freight Tools, of Camarillo, Calif.

Hazard: The halogen work lights can overheat and melt, and pose a risk of fire and electrical shock to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been three reports of incidents in which the recalled halogen work lights overheated and melted. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The halogen work lights are 500 watts. Model number 30858 is included in this recall. The lamp measures 7 inches wide x 5 ½ inches high and is mounted on a yellow frame. "UL Listed E163392" and "Work Light 8F95" is printed on a sticker on the back. The model number is printed on the light's packaging.

Sold at: Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide, Harbor Freight Tools' catalogs, and at www.harborfreight.com from February 2006 through March 2008 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the halogen work lights and contact Harbor Freight Tools for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Harbor Freight Tools at (800) 444-3353 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.harborfreight.com, or email the firm at recalls@harborfreight.com

DEWALT Recalls Cordless Brad Nailers Due to Injury Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: DEWALT DC608 Cordless Brad Nailers

Units: About 14,000

Manufacturer: DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., of Towson, Md.

Hazard: The nailer can operate when the lock-off (safety) is in the locked position. Also, the nailer can operate when the trigger is not pulled and the contact trip is depressed. The unexpected ejection of a nail poses a serious injury hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: DeWALT has received two reports of nailers operating when the lock-off (safety) was in the locked position. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the DEWALT DC608 18 Volt Cordless 2" 18 Gauge Straight Brad Nailer with date codes 200728 through 200821. "DC608" is located on the right side of the magazine. The date code can be found on the underside of the handle, once the battery pack is removed. Units stamped with an "M" following the date code are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Wholesale distributors and retailers from October 2007 through May 2008 for about $280.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the nailers and contact DEWALT for the location of the nearest service center to receive a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact DEWALT toll-free at (866) 220-1481 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.DEWALT.com

Baby Appleseed Recalls Cribs Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Davenport Cribs

Units: About 500

Importer: Baby Appleseed, of City of Industry, Calif.

Hazard: The cribs fail to meet the federal safety standards for cribs. The cribs have a two mattress support system. The secondary mattress support, used for the lowest position, does not meet the full 26 inch minimum height in its lowest position, allowing children inside to crawl over the railing, posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall includes Davenport crib models that begin with the model numbers 273-xxxx-xxxx and have manufacture dates on or before August 2007 printed on a label located on the right side of the lower inner panel of the crib. The recalled cribs have two mattress support systems-a metal one and a wooden one. Newer Davenport cribs with model numbers beginning with 244-xxxx-xxxx that have one mattress support are not included in the recall.

Sold at: Specialty juvenile product stores nationwide from December 2006 through September 2007 for between $600 and $800.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled cribs in the third lowest position, which uses the wooden mattress support, and contact Baby Appleseed to receive a repair kit. Consumers who are currently using the crib with the metal mattress support in the top or middle positions can continue to use the crib in those positions while awaiting a repair kit. (NOTE: Repair Kits will be available from the firm in mid-August 2008)

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Baby Appleseed at (877) 348-2199 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.babyappleseed.com

Mother Hubbard's Cupboards Recalls Cribs Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Cribs

Units: About 1,300

Manufacturer: Mother Hubbard's Cupboards, of Toronto, Canada

Hazard: The cribs fail to meet the federal safety standards. The distance between the mattress support bracket in the lowest position and the top of the side rail in the highest position is less than the required 26 inches, posing a fall hazard to children who climb over the railing.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall includes the following wooden full-size cribs: "Enchantment" (model #210), "Hush a Bye" (model #215), "Once upon a time" (model #320) and "Rock a bye" (model #1900-350). Only date codes from 0306 through 0308 are included in this recall. "Mother Hubbard's Cupboards", the model number and date code are printed on a label located on the bottom inside of the right side.

Sold at: Juvenile product stores from March 2006 through March 2008 for between $500 and $650.

Manufactured in: Canada

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the cribs immediately and contact Mother Hubbard's Cupboards to receive instructions on how to re-install the support brackets to eliminate the hazard.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Mother Hubbard's Cupboards toll-free at (888) 661-8201 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET Friday and Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.mhcfurniture.com

Monday, August 4, 2008

C.F. Sauer Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in one lot of Gold Medal Spaghetti Sauce Mix – 1.37 ounce pouch

CF Sauer Foods Inc, of Richmond, VA is recalling all packages of Gold Medal Spaghetti Sauce Mix with the code date as follows: 8119R. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milkrun the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

GOLD MEDAL SPAGHETTI SAUCE MIX was distributed through retail stores in Mississippi, Kentucky, and Alabama.

The Spaghetti Sauce Mix comes in 1.37 ounce pouch and was sold under the name Gold Medal displaying a UPC code of 0-52500-02104-7.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the Spaghetti Sauce Mix containing milk was distributed in packaging that did not declare the presence of milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by an oversight in the company's development process.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return it to the location of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-688-5676 or www.cfsauer.com.

Actavis Totowa Announces Voluntary Recall at the Retail Level of All Drug Products Manufactured at its Little Falls, New Jersey Facility

Actavis Totowa LLC, a generic drug manufacturer, is announcing a voluntary recall, to the retail level, of all drug products manufactured at its Little Falls, New Jersey facility. This is a precautionary, voluntary action by Actavis following an inspection conducted by the Food and Drug Administration earlier this year.

The inspection at Little Falls revealed operations which did not meet the FDA's or Actavis' standards for good manufacturing practices. Actavis Totowa is voluntarily recalling these products from the pharmacy/retail level, which includes wholesalers and hospitals. The company has informed the FDA regarding this action.

This action is not prompted by product complaints or health hazards associated with the products, which are all prescription medications. Patients who may have these medicines in their possession should continue to take them in accordance with their prescriptions, as the risk of suddenly stopping needed medication may place patients at risk. If patients should wish to obtain replacement medications and/or prescription, they should contact their health care professional or pharmacist. For more information regarding this market action, please visit www.actavis.us/RecallFAQ.

Recall letters have been issued to wholesalers and retailers, instructing them to return product to Capital Returns, Milwaukee, WI.

Actavis Totowa, LLC is a United States subsidiary of Actavis Group hf. This voluntary action is limited only to the Actavis Totowa products manufactured in the Little Falls, NJ facility listed below. Products manufactured by Actavis Elizabeth LLC, Actavis South Atlantic LLC, Actavis Mid Atlantic LLC or Actavis products manufactured in other facilities are thus not impacted by this recall

Amantadine 100mg capsules

Meperidine & Promethazine capsules

Amibid DM ER tablets

Meperidine HCl 100 mg and 50 mg tablets

Amibid DM tablets

Methenamine Mandelate 0.5 g and 1.0 g tablets

Amidrine capsules

Mirtazapine 15 mg, 30 mg, and 45 mg tablets

Amigesic 500 mg caplets and 750 mg caplets

Mirtazapine OD tablets, 15 mg, 30 mg and 45 mg

Amitex PSE tablets

Multi-ret Folic 500 mg tablets

Bellamine S tablets

Multi-vita-bets 0.5 mg and 1.0 mg FL & FE tablets

Betaxolol 10 mg and 20 mg tablets USP

Multi-vita-bets 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg and 1 mg FL tablets

Buspirone HCL 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg and 30mg tablets

Naltrexone 50mg tablets

Carisoprodol & Aspirin tablets

Oxycodone & Acetaminophen 5/500mg capsules

Carisoprodol, Aspirin & Codeine tablets

Oxycodone HCl 5 mg, 15 mg and 30 mg tablets

Carisoprodol 350mg tablets

Oxycodone HCl 5 mg capsules

Chlordiazepoxide w/ Clidinium Bromide capsules

Pentazocine & Acetaminophen tablets

Chlorzoxazone 250mg

Pentazocine & Naloxone tablets

Cilostazol tablets 100mg

Phenazopyridine HCl 100 mg and 200 mg tablets

Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate 500 mg, 750 mg and 1000 mg tablets

Phendimetrazine Tartrate 35mg tablets

Cyclobenzaprine HCL 5 mg and 10 mg

Phentermine HCl 37.5 mg tablets

Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate 4 mg and 6 mg tablets

Phentermine HCl 15 mg, 30 mg and 37.5 mg capsules

Dipyridamole 25 mg, 50mg, and 75 mg tablets

Prenatal Formula 3 tablets

Glyburide 1.5 mg, 3.0 mg and 6.0 mg tablets

Prenatal Plus 27 mg FE tablets

Guaifenesin & Codeine Phosphate tablets

Prenatal Rx tablets

Guaifenesin & Phenylephrine tablets

Quinaretic 10mg/12.5mg, 20 mg/12.5 mg and 20 mg/25 mg tablets

Guanfacine 1.0 mg and 2.0 mg HCl tablets

Rifampin 300mg capsules

Hydrocodone & Homatropine tablets

Sodium FL 0.5 mg and 1.0 mg tablets

Hydromorphone HCl tablets

Tizanidine HCl 2 mg and 4 mg tablets

Hydroxyzine 10 mg, 25 mg and 50 mg tablets

Trimethobenzamide 300mg capsules

Hyoscyamine Sulfate 0.125 mg SL

Trimipramine Maleate 25mg, 50mg, 100mg capsules

Hyoscyamine Sulfate 0.375mg SR tablets

Trivita 1 mg FL tablets

Hyoscyamine Sulfate 0.125 mg (oral) tablets

Ursodiol capsules, 300mg

Isradipine 2.5 mg and 5 mg capsules

Vitacon Forte capsules

Loxapine 5 mg, 10 mg, 25 mg, and 50 mg capsules

Vitaplex Plus tablets

Meclizine Chewable 25 mg tablets

Vitaplex tablets (FC)

Meloxicam 7.5 mg and 15 mg tablets

Yohimbine HCl 5.4 mg tablets

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding this market action can be found on www.actavis.us/RecallFAQ.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Manufacturer for Wegmans Brand Sorbet Issues an Allergen Alert for Undeclared Milk on a Limited Number of Wegmans Brand Sorbets

The manufacturer of Wegmans Sorbet is recalling a limited number of 16 oz. Wegmans brand Sorbets because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of a serious or possible life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the affected products listed below.

The products were distributed throughout Wegmans Food Markets located in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland.

The sorbets are packaged in 16 oz. paperboard containers and sold in the supermarkets’ ice cream section. All four sorbet flavors: Lemon, Raspberry, Green Apple, and Pink Grapefruit, are affected by this recall. The affected products contain the following "BEST USED BY" date codes on the bottom of the container:

"BEST USED BY" codes

Green Apple

OCT 2008; MAR 15,09

Lemon

FEB 11,09

Pink Grapefruit

FEB 11,09

Raspberry

SEP 2008; NOV 2,08; FEB 11,09

A review of records discovered that product containing milk was packaged in cartons that were not labeled for the presence of milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the cross contamination was caused by a breakdown in the company's production process, which has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased Wegmans Sorbet with the affected code dates and flavors may return it to Wegmans for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the manufacturer at 1-800-873-7797 between the hours of 9:00am -5:00pm Monday thru Friday EST.