Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Clothing Irons Recalled by Conair Corporation 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: Clothing Irons

Units: About 45,000

Distributor: Conair Corporation, of Stamford, Conn.

Hazard: The clothing iron can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Conair has received three reports of overheating, including two fires resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Conair clothing irons with model numbers DPP1500, DPP1500R and DPP3500. The model number is printed below the soleplate. No other models are included in this recall.

Sold at: Department and retail stores nationwide from October 2008 through March 2009 for about $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled clothing irons and contact Conair to receive a free comparable product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Conair at (800) 687-6916 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.Conair.com

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Yamaha Motor Corp. Offers Free Repair For 450, 660, and 700 Model Rhino Vehicles

Yamaha Motor Corp. Offers Free Repair For 450, 660, and 700 Model Rhino Vehicles: CPSC advises consumers not to use the off-road vehicles until repaired


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A., of Cypress, Calif., is announcing a free repair program to address safety issues with all Rhino 450, 660, and 700 model off-highway recreational vehicles. Yamaha has also agreed to voluntarily suspend sale of these models immediately until repaired. Consumers should immediately stop using these popular recreational vehicles until the repair is installed by a dealer.

CPSC staff has investigated more than 50 incidents involving 46 driver and passenger deaths in these two Rhino models. More than two-thirds of the cases involved rollovers and many involved unbelted occupants. Of the rollover-related deaths and hundreds of reported injuries, some of which were serious, many appear to involve turns at relatively low speeds and on level terrain.

About 120,000 of the 450 and 660 model Rhinos have been distributed nationwide since Fall 2003. Some units have been equipped by Yamaha with half doors and additional passenger handholds, either before or after sale.

Yamaha's repair includes the installation of a spacer on the rear wheels as well as the removal of the rear anti-sway bar to help reduce the chance of rollover and improve vehicle handling, and continued installation of half doors and additional passenger handholds where these features have not been previously installed to help keep occupants' arms and legs inside the vehicle during a rollover and reduce injuries. Owners of the affected Rhinos should stop using them and call their dealer to schedule an appointment to have repairs made once they are available and to take advantage of a free helmet offer.

Yamaha is also voluntarily implementing the same repair program and suspension of sale for the Rhino 700 model, in order to ensure customer satisfaction. Consumers should stop riding the 700 model until it is repaired. About 25,000 Rhino 700s are part of this repair program.

Once these repairs have been made to their vehicles, Rhino users should always wear their helmet and seatbelt and follow the safety instructions and warnings in the on-product labels, owner's manuals and other safety materials. The Rhino is only recommended for operators 16 and older with a valid driver's license. All passengers must be tall enough to place both feet on the floorboard with their back against the seat back.

For additional information, contact Yamaha at 800-962-7926 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.yamaha-motor.com .

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Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Announces a Nationwide Voluntary Recall of All Lots of Digoxin Tablets Due to Size Variability

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. (NYSE AMEX: CPD), a generic pharmaceutical company, announced today that all tablets of Caraco brand Digoxin, USP, 0.125 mg, and Digoxin, USP, 0.25 mg, distributed prior to March 31, 2009, which are not expired and are within the expiration date of September, 2011, are being voluntarily recalled to the consumer level. The tablets are being recalled because they may differ in size and therefore could have more or less of the active ingredient, digoxin. The recalled tablets were manufactured by Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

Digoxin is a drug product used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms. It has a narrow therapeutic index and the existence of higher than labeled dose may pose a risk of digoxin toxicity in patients with renal failure. Digoxin toxicity can cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness, low blood pressure, cardiac instability, and bradycardia. Death can also result from excessive digoxin intake. A lower than labeled dose may pose a risk of lack of efficacy potentially resulting in cardiac instability. Consequently, as a precautionary measure, Caraco is recalling these tablets to the consumer level to minimize any potential risk to patients.

Consumers with the products with the following NDC codes that are within expiration should return these products to their pharmacy or place of purchase.

Product Identification

Caraco Digoxin 0.125 mg is a scored round biconvex yellow tablet imprinted with “437”

Caraco Digoxin 0.25 mg is a scored round biconvex white tablet imprinted with “441”

NDC Numbers:

Digoxin Tablets, USP, 0.125 mg
57664-437-88 (100-count)
57664-437-18 (1000-count)

Digoxin Tablets, USP, 0.25 mg
57664-441-88 (100-count)
57664-441-18 (1000-count)

Patients using Caraco's Digoxin tablets, USP, 0.125 mg or 0.25 mg, who have medical questions should contact their healthcare provider for additional instructions or guidance.

Retailers who have this product should return the product to their place of purchase. Retailers can call Caraco customer service at (800) 818-4555, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST, for instructions on how to return the affected product or for any other inquiries related to this action.

Any adverse reactions experienced with the use of all affected product, and/or quality problems should also be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Program by phone at 1-800-FDA-1088, by Fax at 1-800-FDA-0178, by mail at Med Watch, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or on the MedWatch website at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Outerwears Inc. Recalls Filters Used in Fuel Funnels 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: Outerwears Funnel Pre-Filters

Units: About 500

Manufacturer: Outerwears Inc., of Schoolcraft, Mich.

Hazard: The Funnel Pre-Filters can create a flash when they are removed from the fuel tank posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Outerwears received three reports of flashing when the funnel is removed from the fuel tank following a fueling event. No injuries have been reported.

Description: These filters are used to fuel-up off-road and racing vehicles. The recall involves Outerwears Funnel Pre-Filters, or fuel funnel pre-filters, with the model numbers 20-2465-03, 20-2466-03, 20-2467-03, and 20-2474-03. The red fabric mesh filters were available in two sizes, small and large, and in two different shapes to accommodate various sizes of fueling funnels. The name of the manufacturer, Outerwears, is the only marking on the product.

Sold at: Various off-road and racing retailers nationwide from June 2008 through February 2009 for about $25.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the funnel pre-filters and contact Outerwears, Inc. to arrange for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Outerwears Inc. at (800) 967-3450 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, from Monday to Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.outerwears.com .

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Lenovo Recalls ThinkVision Speaker AC Adaptors Due to Shock 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: AC Adaptor used with ThinkVision Soundbars

Units: About 230

AC Adaptor Distributer: Lenovo (United States) Inc., of Morrisville, N.C.

Hazard: The plastic shell of the AC Adaptor can crack, posing a risk of electric shock to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: Lenovo sold the AC Adaptors as part of the ThinkVision Soundbar option. The FRU part number 89P8571 with date code 200810 is located on the back of the adaptor.

Sold by: Lenovo's Web sites, telephone and direct sales, and Lenovo authorized distributors nationwide from October 2008 through January 2009, as an accessory for about $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled AC Adaptor and contact Lenovo to receive a free replacement part.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lenovo at (800) 426-7378 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.lenovo.com .

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Cordless Stick Vacuums Recalled by Electrolux Home Care Products Due to Bursting Batteries

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: Ergorapido, Pronto and Precision Vacuums

Units: About 320,000

Distributor: Electrolux Home Care Products Inc., of Bloomington, Ill.

Hazard: The vacuum's battery can expand and burst, posing a risk of injury to the user and bystanders.

Incidents/Injuries: Electrolux has received 34 reports of incidents in the U.S. involving damage to the vacuum and surrounding property. There have been two reports of minor injuries, including swollen hands and irritation to the eyes from contact with battery powder.

Description: This recall involves 2-in-1 cordless stick vacuums with a detachable hand vacuum and free-standing charger. Units involved in the recall have 9.6-volts printed on a serial plate on the underside of the handheld unit, and the following serial numbers: 074000001 through 085100001 and 74000001 through 85100001.

EL1000A - Pronto
EL1000B - Pronto
EL1000BX - Pronto
EL1000BZ - Pronto
PE1000B - Precision
EL1005A - Ergorapido
EL1006A - Ergorapido
Sold at: Major and independent retailers nationwide from November 2007 through March 2009 for about $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled vacuums and contact Electrolux for a free replacement of the handheld portion which contains the batteries.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Electrolux Home Care Products at (800) 932-1778 between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday. Consumers can also visit the firm's Web site at www.stickvacrecall.com .

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Children's Fishing Poles Recalled by Zebco Due to Violation of Lead in Paint Standard

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: Children's Fishing Poles

Units: About 2,700

Distributor: W.C. Bradley/Zebco Holdings Inc., doing business as Zebco Brands, of Tulsa, Okla.

Hazard: The paint on the reels of these fishing poles contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Zebco Advanced Youth Fishing Rod & Reel combo sets. The reels are painted orange and have the words "Zebco" and "ZAVS 10" on the reel handle. Only spinning reels are involved in this recall.

Sold at: Discount department and sporting good stores nationwide from August 2007 through December 2008 for about $35.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the fishing poles from children and contact Zebco for information on receiving a receiving a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Zebco at (800) 588-9030 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.zebco.com .

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Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Dysfunctional Clothing 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 Fleece Sweatshirts

Units: About 450

Distributor: Dysfunctional Clothing LLC, of Irvine, Calif.

Hazard: The jackets 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 drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: Lost Children's Sweatshirts with drawstring sizes S-XL, RN # 85773. The product name and style numbers are found on the hangtag at the left side seam of the garment.

Sold at: Macy's, Bloomingdales, Zappo's, and Jacks Surf Shop stores nationwide. The sweatshirts were sold between June 2008 and December 2008 for about $26.

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 Dysfunctional Clothing LLC for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dysfunctional Clothing at (800)-760-3417 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.lostclothing.com .

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La Jolla Sport Recalls Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings 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: O'Neill Children's Sweatshirts with Drawstrings

Units: About 9,700

Distributor: La Jolla Sport USA, of Irvine, Calif.

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

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled children's hooded sweatshirts have RN number 85773 printed in the center back neck and were sold in sizes S-XL. The product name and style number are printed on the hangtag on the left side seam of the garment, which comes in a variety of colors.

Sold at: Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Boscovs, Chicks Sporting Goods, Gottschalks, Jacks Surf and Sport, Lesters and Zappos nationwide from December 2007 through January 2009 for about $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to the place of purchase or to La Jolla Sport to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact La Jolla Sport USA at (800) 213-6444 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.oneill.com .

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Children's Hooded Fleece Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by Golden Grove Trading 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: Children's Hooded Fleece Jackets

Units: About 6,100

Distributor: Golden Grove Trading Inc., of Covina, Calif. d/b/a Crystal Castle®

Hazard: The jackets 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 drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled children's hooded fleece jackets for ages 6-12 were sold in sizes M through XXL in black, navy, and heather gray royal blue. Brand names Golden Grove or Young USA, style number 20K, and RN number 106197 are printed on a tag on the jacket's collar.

Sold at: CVS Stores in the greater Los Angeles area from August 2008 through September 2008 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to the place of purchase or to Golden Grove Trading for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Golden Grove Trading toll-free at (888) 800-3939 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese LLC Announces the Recall of Asadero and Oaxaca Cheeses due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese of Reading, Michigan announces the recall of Asadero and Oaxaca soft Mexican-style cheeses due to potential Listeria contamination.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause Listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths. The very young, the pregnant, the elderly and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to infection. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

A routine sample of Asadero cheese, taken by an inspector from the Michigan Department of Agriculture’s Food and Dairy Division on February 23, 2009, was subsequently tested by the Michigan Department of Agriculture Laboratory and discovered to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Products were distributed to the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin.

The recalled Asadero and Oaxaca cheese products were distributed to retails stores and delis in 10 lb balls, 16- and 12 oz plastic packages, sold under the name "Aguas Calientes". Product was also sold in 6 lb blocks shrink-wrapped in clear plastic, under the name "El Jaliciense". Packaging may also include a label with the name "Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese LLC"

The recall encompasses all productions dates between August 1, 2008 (expiration date 10/29/2008) and February 27, 2009 (expiration date 5/10/2009).

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the recalled products.

Consumers and retailers are urged to return all unused recalled product to the manufacturer.

Consumers with questions may contact Salvador Torres, Manager, Torres Hillsdale Country Cheese LLC at 517-368-5990.

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Pacifiers Recalled by OKK Trading 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: Baby Necessities pacifiers

Units: About 2,900

Importer: OKK Trading, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The pacifiers are banned under federal law. They failed federal safety tests when the nipples separated from the base. This poses a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Baby Necessities pacifiers with a blue heart-shaped mouth guard. The pacifiers were sold four to a pack. The words "Baby Necessities" is printed on the cardboard packaging.

Sold at: Dollar and discount stores nationwide from August 2007 through January 2009 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifier away from children and contact OKK Trading for a refund or exchange.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact OKK Trading collect at (877) 655-8697 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.okktrading.com .

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Fisher-Price Recalls 3-in-1 High Chairs 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: 3-in-1 High Chairs

Units: About 24,000

Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.

Hazard: The seat can fall backwards from high chair frame if the booster seat release is unlatched while the child is in the product. Also, the seat back can detach if not fully snapped in place, posing a fall hazard and risk of serious injury to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a seat back detaching and child falling out, resulting in a skull fracture.

Description: This recall involves the 3-in-1 High Chair to Booster(tm), which converts from a high chair to a toddler booster seat. It includes a removable tray, height adjustment and folds for storage. The product number (P5369) is printed on the side of the seat, on a label on the seat pad, and on the product's packaging.

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from December 2008 through March 2009 for about $100.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled high chairs immediately and contact Fisher-Price for instructions and a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.service.mattel.com .

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Some Chicken Bouillon Recalled Due to Foreign Inspection Not Equal to USA Standards

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin alerts consumers to the recall of some granulated chicken bouillon that does not meet U.S. standards for inspection of food products. The product, imported from an unapproved source, is being withdrawn from sale and distribution in this country.

The Kim Seng Company, Commerce City, Calif., is recalling 17,674 pounds of granulated chicken bouillon products that were ineligible for import to America. The product does not meet requirements for import into the United States.

The granulated chicken bouillon products were distributed to retail establishments nationwide. The products being recalled are:

• 16-ounce cans of "CALFARM BRAND Granulated Chicken Bouillon"
• 16-ounce cans of "MAYLOR BRAND Granulated Chicken Bouillon."
• 2.2-pound cans of "MAYLOR BRAND Granulated Chicken Bouillon."
• 5-pound bags of "MAYLOR BRAND Granulated Chicken Bouillon."
• 2.2-pound bags of "MAYLOR BRAND Granulated Chicken Bouillon."

Those with questions should contact Gary Tsai, Kim Seng Company, (323) 724-8551.

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Watson Announces a Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Propafenone HCL Tablets Due to Oversized Tablets

Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI), a leading specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that one lot of Propafenone HCL 225 mg Tablets sold in 100 count bottles in the United States is being voluntarily recalled to the consumer level as a precautionary measure. The lot is being recalled because some tablets may contain slightly higher levels of the active ingredient than specified. The recalled tablets were manufactured by Watson Laboratories, Inc. The affected lot of Propafenone HCL tablets was shipped to customers between October 15, 2008 and November 26, 2008. No other strengths or lots were affected and the Company does not anticipate any product shortages as a result of this recall. The Company has notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the recall.

Propafenone is a drug product used to treat cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). It has a narrow therapeutic index, so some patients who are particularly sensitive to small variations in dose may experience potentially serious side effects, including arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat) or low blood pressure. Consequently, as a precautionary measure, Watson is recalling this one lot to the consumer level to minimize any potential risk to patients.

Anyone who has 225 mg Propafenone HCL tablets should check the bottle for the lot number and expiration date to see if they have tablets being recalled. Anyone with 225 mg Propafenone HCL tablets being recalled should call (888) 352-9616, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT, for instructions on how to return affected product.

Patients using 225 mg Propafenone HCL tablets who have medical questions should contact their health-care provider.

Any adverse reactions experienced with the use of this product, and/or quality problems should also be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Program by phone at 1-800-FDA-1088, by Fax at 1-800-FDA-0178, by mail at MedWatch, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or on the MedWatch Web site at www.fda.gov/medwatch.


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Monday, March 23, 2009

Neco Foods Recalls Atlantis Brand Smoked Fish Dip Because of Possible Health Risk

Neco Foods, LLC of Lantana, Florida is recalling 231 cases of 7 ounce, 32 ounce and 5 pound packages of Atlantis Brand SMOKED FISH DIP, 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 recalled “Atlantis brand Smoked Fish Dip” was distributed in Florida in 7 ounce containers through retail stores, 32 ounce containers through club stores, and in 5 pound packages through foodservice distributors. The product is distributed in the following packages:

* 7 ounce, Atlantis brand, Smoked Fish Dip in a clear plastic container marked with Lot # 048 on bottom, with an expiration date of April 23, 2009. UPC code: 0 3469611124 5
* 32 ounce, Atlantis brand, Smoked Fish Dip in a clear plastic container marked with Lot # 048 on bottom, with an expiration date of April 23, 2009. UPC code: 0 3469611134 4
* 5 pound, Atlantis brand, Smoked Fish Dip in a white plastic container marked with Lot # 048 on the lid, with an expiration date of April 23, 2009. No UPC code. Foodservice distribution, not for retail sale.

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

Neco Foods has notified all Customers and confirmed that all affected product remaining in the customers inventory has been removed from store shelves and destroyed.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a returned heat abused shipment of 5 pound containers of the product.

No other products have been found to be contaminated.

Consumers who have purchased “Atlantis brand Smoked Fish Dip, Lot # 048”, are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Neco Foods at 1-561-582-6089 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bodee LLC, Issues A Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Zencore Plus, a Product Marketed as a Dietary Supplement

Bodee LLC, 2222 Avenue of the Stars, 702E, Century City, CA 90067, announced today that it is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of all the company's supplement product sold under the name Zencore Plus.

Bodee LLC is conducting this recall after being informed by representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that lab analysis by FDA of Zencore Plus samples found the product contains benzamidenafil which is a newly discovered PDE5 inhibitor. Although different in structure, benzamidenafil is likely to have the same pharmacological properties as the other three PDE5 inhibitors, sildenafil, tadalafil and vardenafil, which are the active ingredients of three FDA approved drugs for Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Zencore Plus does not contain any of these three active ingredients. The use of Zencore Plus by an unsuspecting user of organic nitrates may pose a life-threatening risk of sudden and profound drop of blood pressure due to potential interaction between benzamidenafil and organic nitrates. The probability of this occurrence is unknown; therefore, it may cause a public health risk when used as a dietary supplement.

Zencore Plus is sold in health food stores and by mail order on internet nationwide. The Zencore Plus product is sold as a 2-capsule blister pack packaged in a retail booklet with five booklets in a box or as a 10-capsule blister pack in a retail box. The capsules were supplied by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Norcross, GA.

Customers who have this product in their possession should stop using it immediately. Any adverse events that may be related to the use of this product should be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Program by phone at 1-800-FDA-1088 or by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178 or by mail at MedWatch, HF-2, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787.

Consumers with questions may contact Bodee LLC Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at (800) 935-0296 or help@zencoreplus.com. Bodee LLC is taking this voluntary action because it is committed and is always concerned with the health of persons who have consumed this product. The Company is reviewing the procedures and policies of all firms involved with the manufacture of the product to prevent recurrence of these issues. It is working closely with the FDA in the recall process and is committed to the quality and integrity of its products. It sincerely regrets any inconvenience to consumers and its other customers.

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Educational Craft Kits Recalled by FloraCraft Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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: Solar System Kits and DNA Kits

Units: About 930,000

Manufacturer: FloraCraft Corp., of Ludington, Mich.

Hazard: The surface coating on the educational kit's wires can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the "Solar System" and the "DNA" children's educational craft kits sold under the FloraCraft and HYGLOSS brand names. The kits contain green coated wires that measure 14 ½ inches long and Styrofoam shapes. The following model numbers are included in this recall. The model number is located on the kit's packaging.

Craft Kits and Model Numbers:
Solar System Kit SS2003, SS101, 59901, SS2003P
DNA Kit DNA2003, 59903, DNA2003P

Sold at: Wal-Mart, Michaels, Jo-Ann Stores, Hobby Lobby and other retailers nationwide from January 2003 through February 2009 for between $10 and $30.

Manufactured in: United States and China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the craft kit's wires away from children and contact FloraCraft to obtain free replacements.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact FloraCraft Corp. toll-free at (866) 775-8781, or visit the firm's Web site at www.floracraft.com

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Nordstrom Recalls Girl's Shoes Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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: Nordstrom Girl's Shoes

Units: About 31,000

Importer: Nordstrom, of Seattle, Wash.

Hazard: Surface paint on the outer sole of these shoes contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall includes six styles of Nordstrom-brand shoes for girls. "Clarice-Fab" flats are bone colored with a bow. "Eva-Fab" are bone colored T-strap sandals. "Fern-Fab" are ankle strap sandals sold in bone, pink, white, blue polka-dot or pink polka-dot. "Lilly-Fab" are fuchsia gingham ballerina flats with a bow. "Rita-Fab" are ankle strap dress shoes sold in ivory linen, pink linen, white linen, cafe satin, silver satin or white satin. "Vivi-Fab" are open-toe dress shoes in bone, white, green polka-dot, lavender polka-dot or yellow polka-dot. The shoes were sold in girls' sizes 10 through big-kids 7. All shoes have an embossed "NORDSTROM" printed on the insole. Only the colors identified above are subject to the recall.

Sold exclusively at: Nordstrom stores nationwide from September 2006 through February 2009 for between about $35 and $45.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled shoes away from children immediately and return them to any Nordstrom store for a full refund or exchange.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Nordstrom at (800) 804-0806 between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. ET any day, e-mail Nordstrom at contact@nordstrom.com, or visit the firm's Web site at www.nordstrom.com .

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State Farm(r) Recalls Good Neigh Bears(r) Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: State Farm Good Neigh Bears

Units: About 800,000 in the United States and 27,000 in Canada

Distributor: State Farm, of Bloomington, Ill.

Hazard: The eyes on these bears can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: State Farm received one report of the plastic eye of a bear coming off and a child placing it in her mouth. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the 11-inch (28 cm) and 18-inch (46 cm) State Farm Good Neigh Bears with plastic eyes. The bears are brown and wear a white and red State Farm shirt.

Sold at: The bears were given away free through State Farm agents and at State Farm sponsored events from September 2005 through March 2007.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these bears away from young children and discard them.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact State Farm toll-free at (877) 226-8079 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT or visit the company's website at www.statefarm.com or www.statefarm.ca .

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Cannondale Recalls Road Bicycles 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: 2009 Six 5, Six 6, Six Carbon 5 and Six Carbon 6 Bicycles

Units: About 1,300

Importer: Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, of Bethel, Conn.

Hazard: The bicycles fail to meet the federal safety standard for bicycles. Spoke protector discs, required on bicycles to prevent the bicycle chain from interfering or suddenly stopping the wheel, are missing from these bicycles. This poses a fall hazard to the rider.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The following Cannondale bicycles are included in the recall. "Six" is printed on the bicycle's top tube and "Cannondale" is printed on the down tube.

Bicycle Name (2009 Models): Bicycle Model Number
Six 5 Compact: 9RCT5C
Six 5: 9RCT5D
Six 5 Compact: 9RCT5C
Six 6: 9RCT6D
Six 6 Triple: 9RCT6T
Six Carbon 5: 9RSX5D
Six Carbon 5: Compact 9RSX5C
Six Carbon 6: Compact 9RSX6C

Sold at: Authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide from October 2008 through February 2009 for between $1,500 and $2,100.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles immediately and contact any authorized Cannondale bicycle dealer for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cannondale at (800) 245-3872 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit Cannondale's Web site at www.cannondale.com

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Peregrina Cheese Corporation Recalls Queso Fresco Because of Possible Health Risk

Peregrina Cheese Corporation of Brooklyn, New York, is recalling one code of its 14 ounce packages of Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese Mexican style soft cheese because they have 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 recall cheese was distributed to retail stores in New York City (Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Manhattan) and Pennsylvania (Scranton and Hazelton).

The Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese comes in a 14 ounce foil wrapped package marked with code 4483, UPC 8 17424 00024 6, and bearing Plant # 36-8431. The cheese was produced on 2/18/09.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

This recall is the result of sampling and analysis by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which revealed that finished product contained the bacteria.

Peregrina Cheese is contacting the customers today and instructing them to remove the product from sale and segregate it. The firm’s driver will visit the retail stores and pick up the recalled product as soon as possible.

This recall action is being conducted with the knowledge of the FDA.

Consumers who purchased the above listed product code are urged not to consume it and to discard it immediately. Please direct questions regarding this recall to Peregrina Cheese Corporation at 1-718-456-2391, Monday - Friday from 9 am – 4:30 pm EDT.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Electra Bicycle Company Recalls Bicycles with Front Trays; Trays Can Come Loose and Pose Fall Hazard 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: 2009 Model Electra Bicycles with Front Trays

Units: About 3,000

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

Hazard: The front tray on the bicycle can come loose and contact the front tire, posing a fall hazard to riders.

Incidents/Injuries: Electra Bicycle has received four reports of the front tray coming loose, including one incident that resulted in minor cuts and bruises.

Description: This recall involves the following Electra 2009 model bicycles: Delivery 3i, Delivery 8D, Holiday 3i and Surf 3i. Bicycles with trays connected to the fork crown with a bolt passing fully through the tab are not included in the recall.

Sold by: Authorized Electra Bicycle dealers nationwide from October 2008 through February 2009 for between $600 and $750.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact an Electra Bicycle dealer for a free inspection and repair.

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 .

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Ice Skates Recalled by Pronto Sports Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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: DBX Glide Boys Ice Skates

Units: About 600 pairs

Distributor: Pronto Sports Inc., of Anoka, Minn.

Hazard: Surface paint on the ice skates contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled youth adjustable boys ice skates are black with lime green and silver accents. "Glide" is printed on a rubber tag on the side of the skates. "DBX" and the DBX logo are located on the ice skate's ankle powerstrap, tongue, and heel.

Sold at: Dick's Sporting Goods nationwide from September 2008 through December 2008 for between $30 and $60.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled ice skates away from children and contact Pronto Sports for a full refund.

Contact: For additional information, contact Pronto Sports toll-free at (877) 755-4882 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.prontosports.com .

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Hair Dryers Recalled By Big Lots Stores, Inc. Due to Electrocution 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: Style Elements Hair Dryers

Units: About 31,000

Importer: Big Lots Stores, Inc., of Columbus, Ohio

Hazard: The hair dryers are not equipped with an immersion protection device to prevent electrocution if the hair dryer falls into water. Electric shock protection devices are required by industry standards for all electric hand-held hair dryers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Style Elements Cool Shot Turbo hair dryers. The hand-held dryers have a silver body and black handle. Model number 3615T is printed on a label near the on/off switch.

Sold exclusively at: Big Lots' stores nationwide from July 2008 through December 2009 for about $12.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hair dryers and return them to any Big Lots store for a full refund.

Contact: For additional information, contact Big Lots toll-free at (866) 244-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.biglots.com .

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Infantino Recalls Infant Toys Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Infant Toys

Units: About 172,000 in the United States, and 12,000 in Canada

Distributor: Infantino LLC, of San Diego, Calif.

Hazard: The infant toys have blue metallic fabric that can detach from the toy, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 45 reports of the metallic fabric detaching from the toys. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled infant toys and their model numbers are listed below.

Name of Toy / Model Number
Infantino Lil' Chef Set / 158-201 and 558-201
Infantino Activity Stacker / 158-202
Infantino Tag Along Chime Trio / 150-3092

The model number is located on a yellow tag on the toy.

Sold at: Babies "R" Us, Target, Wal-Mart, Meijer and other specialty stores from June 2007 through February 2009 for between $10 and $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from young children and contact Infantino for a free replacement toy or product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Infantino toll-free at (888) 808-3111 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.infantino.com .

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Maytag Recalls Refrigerators Due to Fire Hazard

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

Name of Product: Maytag(R), Jenn-Air(R), Amana(R), Admiral(R), Magic Chef(R), Performa by Maytag(R) and Crosley(R) brand refrigerators

Units: About 1.6 million

Manufacturer: Maytag Corp., of Newton, Iowa


Hazard: An electrical failure in the relay, the component that turns on the refrigerator's compressor, can cause overheating and pose a serious fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Maytag has received 41 reports of refrigerator relay ignition, including 16 reports of property damage ranging from smoke damage to extensive kitchen damage.

Description: The recall includes certain Maytag(R), Jenn-Air(R), Amana(R), Admiral(R), Magic Chef(R), Performa by Maytag(R) and Crosley(R) brand side by side and top freezer refrigerators. The affected refrigerators were manufactured in black, bisque, white and stainless steel. They have model and serial numbers printed on a label located on the top middle or left upper side of the refrigerator liner and have the following model and serial number combinations:

Serial Numbers ENDING with AND Model Numbers BEGINNING
with
Side by Side AA, AC, AE, AG, AJ, AL, AN, ARS, CS, JC, JS, MS, MZ, PS
Refrigerators AP, AR, AT, AV, AX, CA, CC,
CE, CG, CJ, CL, ZB, ZD, ZF,
ZH, ZK, ZM, ZQ, ZS, ZU, ZW,
ZY, ZZ

Top Freezer AA, AC, AE, AG, AJ, AL, AN, AT, CT, MT, PT
Refrigerators AP, AR, AT, AV, AX, ZK, ZM,
ZQ, ZS, ZU, ZW, ZY, ZZ

Refrigerators with freezers on the bottom are not included in this recall.


Sold at: Department and appliance stores and by homebuilders nationwide from January 2001 through January 2004 for between about $350 and $1600.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Maytag to determine if their refrigerator is included in the recall and to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers should not return the refrigerator to the retailer where it was purchased.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Maytag toll-free at (866) 533-9817 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.repair.maytag.com.

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Wall-Mounted Radiators Recalled by Rettig Belgium Due to Crush Hazard; Child's Death Reported

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: Radson Wall-Mounted Radiators

Units: About 36 in the United States, 113,000 worldwide

Manufacturer: Rettig Belgium NV, of Belgium

Hazard: The radiator can come loose from the wall, and fall on people near it.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported in the U.S. There have been 52 incidents reported outside the U.S., including one that involved the death of a child in Belgium.

Description: The recalled radiators are used to heat a home and are mounted vertically to the wall. The recall involves the Radson Vertical 20 and 21, Radson Kos V21, and Radson Faro V21.

Sold by: Plumbing and heating supply companies from October 2007 through January 2008 for between $300 and $700.

Manufactured in: Belgium

Remedy: Consumers should avoid standing or sitting near the recalled radiators and contact their plumbing or heating supplier or Rettig for a free replacement suspension system.

Contact: For additional information, contact Rettig at (866) 963-1477 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site www.radson-replacementaction.com .

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Off-Road Bike Engine Parts Recalled by Wiseco Due to Crash 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: Off-Road Dirt Bike Connecting Rods or Crankshaft Assemblies

Units: About 420

Importer: Wiseco Performance Products, of Mentor, Ohio

Hazard: Engine stress could cause the connecting rods to crack and the engine to lock up, posing a crash hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the following connecting rods and crankshaft assemblies used in off-road dirt bike engines. Wiseco's identification number can be found on the neck of the connecting rods between the two circular ends. The part number and date code can be found on the product's packaging.

Identification Number (on engine part): Part Number (on packaging), Part Type, Dates Sold
WR10082: WPC139, YZ450F Crank Assembly, 02/20/08 - 12/15/08
WR10081: WPC140, YZ250F Crank Assembly, 03/03/08 - 12/15/08
WR10081: WPC141, WR250F Crank Assembly, 03/01/07 - 12/15/08
WR10086: WPC144, KX250F/RMZ250 Crank Assembly, 08/20/08 - 12/15/08
WR10082: WPC145, WR450F Crank Assembly, 08/08/08 - 12/15/08
WR10081: WPR196, YZ/WR250F Connecting, Rod 07/01/07 - 12/15/08
WR10082: WPR197, YZ/WR450F Connecting, Rod 01/20/08 - 12/15/08

Sold at: Off-road dirt bike distributors nationwide and directly to consumers at www.wiseco.com from March 2007 through December 2008 for about $130 for the connecting rods and between $240 and $300 for the crankshaft assemblies.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using off-road bikes on which the recalled connecting rods and crankshaft assemblies were installed and immediately contact Wiseco for free replacement parts and repair, or a full refund if the consumer has already replaced the recalled engine parts.

Contact: For additional information, contact Wiseco at (800) 321-1364 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, and between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET on Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.wiseco.com, or email the firm at recall@wiseco.com .

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Nautilus Recalls Bowflex(r) Home Gyms Due to Risk of Injury

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: Bowflex(r) Ultimate 2 Home Gyms

Units: About 78,000 (about 68,000 home gyms were recalled on December 6, 2007)

Importer: Nautilus Inc., of Vancouver, Wash.

Hazard: The home gym's horizontal seat rail is designed to be latched in a vertical position for storage. If the seat rail is not manually latched, it can fall unexpectedly on the user or a bystander, posing a risk of serious injury.

Incidents/Injuries: Nautilus has received 18 reports of injuries caused by unlatched seat rails that have fallen, resulting in head and shoulder lacerations, some requiring stitches or staples.

Description: This recall involves the Bowflex(r) Ultimate 2 Home Gyms. The home gyms are equipped with pulleys, resistance rods, and other equipment, which allow the user to perform a variety of exercises. "Bowflex Ultimate 2" is written on the vertical part of the frame.

Sold at: Specialty fitness retailers nationwide and through direct Nautilus sales from June 2005 through January 2009 for about $2,300.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers may continue to use their home gyms for exercising, but should not place the seat rail in the vertical (storage) position until the repair is performed. Registered owners are being sent a free repair kit. Owners who have not received a repair kit by March 10, 2009 should contact the firm.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nautilus at (800) 259-9019 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.bowflex.com .

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Children's Flip Flops Recalled by Alpargatas Due to Violation of Lead in Paint Standard

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: Children's flip flops

Units: About 210,000

Manufacturer: Alpargatas USA Inc., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: Decorative paint on the sole of the flip flops can contain levels of lead in excess of the federal standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: Flip flops of the Havaianas brand containing decorative paint were sold under the following model names: Baby Estampas, Baby Pets, Kids Apple, Kids Fairy, Kids Flores, Kids Lighthouse, Kids Monsters, Kids Surf, Baby Letrinhas, Kids Sports, Kids Candies, Kids Fun, Kids Love, Kids Sereias, Kids Speed, Kids Lucky Bug, Kids Pets, Kids Rock, Kids Slim, Kids Wonder Woman, Kids Small Flowers and Kids Tropical w/Kit. A photo of a representative flip flop is provided below. Havaianas flip flops without decorative paint are not being recalled.

Sold by: Department and specialty stores nationwide from November 2006 through February 2009 for about $15 to $24 a pair.

Manufactured in: Brazil

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled flip flops away from children and return them to Alpargatas USA, Inc. to receive a replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Alpargatas USA at (888) 289-5306 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.havaianasus.com .

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Goya Foods, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall of Dried Yellow Potato (Papa Seca Amarilla)

Goya Foods, Inc. of Secaucus, NJ, is recalling its 12 ounce packages of Dried Yellow Potato (Papa Seca Amarilla), UPC 041331050562, because it contains undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The product is packaged in 12 ounce plastic bags, all production lot codes are affected and the product has been distributed nationwide. It is a product of Peru.

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

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

Consumers who have purchased Goya brand Dried Yellow Potato (Papa Seca Amarilla) are urged to contact Goya Foods, Inc. for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday through Friday between the hours of 8AM to 5PM, Eastern Standard Time at 1-800-275-4692.

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Marron Foods Recalls Instant Non Fat Dry Milk Boxes That May Contain Foreign Material

Marron Foods, a Durand, WI. company is voluntarily recalling approximately 140 cases of Non Fat Dry Milk that may contain a piece of metal that came off the packaging equipment which was discovered as part of regular maintenance.

Swallowing fragments of metal may constitute a choking hazard.

Product was distributed in Safeway Food stores nationally.

The following products are subject to recall:

Safeway Instant Non Fat Dry Milk, 25.6 oz Box.
UPC code # 2113038511

The following code dates are printed on the top of each box:

BEST BEFORE FEB-12,10
55-343 043

BEST BEFORE FEB-13,10
55-343 044

Consumers can return product with these production dates to the store they purchased it from for a refund.

There have been no reported injuries.

Consumers who may have questions or concerns regarding this matter can be directed to Matt Pearson at 914-967-2442.

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