Thursday, April 30, 2009

Disetronic Medical Systems Inc. (a member of the Roche Group) announces a recall (field corrective action) of the ACCU-CHEK® Spirit insulin pump

Disetronic Medical Systems Inc. (a member of the Roche Group) announces a recall (field corrective action) of the ACCU-CHEK® Spirit insulin pump due to “up” and/or “down” button failures

This notification applies to all ACCU-CHEK® Spirit insulin pumps with serial numbers from SN02119552 through SN10006093 (range of SN shipped to the US). Pumps with serial numbers including and above SN10006094 are not affected and no action is required by users of these pumps.

Disetronic Medical Systems Inc. announced today that it is notifying its customers, distributors and healthcare professionals about a potential defect in the “up” and/or “down” buttons of some ACCU-CHEK Spirit insulin pumps. This failure may present as an intermittent or complete loss of function of the “up” and/or “down” buttons. The pump’s “up” and “down” buttons are used for changing the program in the menu or to administer additional insulin through a bolus delivery. If the buttons do not function, users may not be able to change any programmed setting on the pump. If this failure occurs, the pump may not respond with a vibration or acoustic confirmation signal to a button press and the display will remain unchanged. This defect was discovered through the company’s normal quality control monitoring process.

The notifications provide specific actions and details that customers, distributors and healthcare professionals need to take. The pumps in question have serial numbers in the range from SN02119552 through SN10006093 (US market).

If the vibration or acoustic confirmation signal does not occur, the user should disconnect the pump, and switch to a back up pump or an alternative method of insulin delivery. Immediately contact ACCU-CHEK Spirit hotline for a replacement pump or for any other questions regarding this potential defect. Customers should expect the replacement pump within 1-2 business days after contacting ACCU-CHEK Spirit hotline at 1-800-778-5095. This number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Disetronic will replace pumps within the affected serial numbers (SN02119552 to SN10006093) that have intermittent or complete loss of function of the “up” and/or “down” button promptly upon contact from the customer with a new pump that is not affected by the potential button failure. If you have any questions regarding this recall or questions pertaining to replacement, please contact ACCU-CHEK Spirit hotline at 1-800-778-5095 for further information. This number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

“We are making this proactive notification to our customers and other interested parties because we have seen a potential for the “up” and/or “down” buttons on some of our pumps to fail over a period of use,” said Dr. Mathias Neumann, Head of Global Quality Management Diabetes Care, Roche Diagnostics. “We are telling our customers to continue to use their ACCU-CHEK Spirit insulin pumps, but monitor the functioning of the “up” and “down” buttons. In addition customers are to continue to monitor their blood glucose as directed by their healthcare professional. Additional actions required by customers are detailed in their notification. We are working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who is aware of this recall and this notification.

We have isolated the root cause of the defect and a fix to the problem has been implemented with SN10006094 and above,” said Dr. Neumann. “The problem is an interrupted electronic contact in the flexible board of the “up” and “down” button module caused over time by stress of this board during repeated pressing of the button.”

Users of an ACCU-CHEK Spirit insulin pump, who are experiencing failure of the “up” and/or “down” buttons, should immediately contact ACCU-CHEK Spirit hotline at 1-800-778-5095. This number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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HMI Industries Recalls Floor Cleaners Due to Burn 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: "Majestic 360" Floor Cleaners

Units: About 44,000

Manufacturer: HMI Industries Inc., of Strongsville, Ohio

Hazard: The recalled cleaners' wiring can overheat, causing electrical arcing and melting. This poses a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: HMI has received 40 reports of overheating and damage to carpets. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled floor cleaner is a black-colored, canister-style vacuum with a powered floor tool. The words "Majestic 360" and "FILTERQUEEN" are printed on a label located on the unit.

Sold through: Independent distributors nationwide from September 2004 through August 2006 for about $1800.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled floor cleaners immediately and contact the firm to arrange for a free repair at an authorized repair center.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact HMI Industries at (800) 566-5606 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.Filterqueen.com .

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Hair Dryers Recalled by Universalink International Trading 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: Special and Narita Hair Dryers

Units: About 3,000

Importer: Universalink International Trading Inc., of La Puente, Calif.

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

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Special (model EX-1800) and Narita (model TE-263) hair dryers. "Special" or "Narita" and the model number are printed on the dryer. The "Special" hair dryers are brown and the "Narita" hair dryers are white and black and fold up.

Sold at: Various retail stores in California from June 2003 through October 2008 for about $15.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

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

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Universalink International Trading toll-free at (866) 997-6768 between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or email the firm at sales@naritausa.com .

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Dinosaur Play Sets Recalled by DND Imports 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: Dinosaur Play Sets

Units: About 50

Importer: DND Imports, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The surface paint on the monkey figure contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the "Dinosaur Era 2 Hunting Dinosaur" play set. Each play set contains a dinosaur, a helicopter, trees, a hunter, a monkey and various hunting equipment.

Sold at: DND Trading in Los Angeles throughout December 2008 for about $7.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should discard the monkey figure immediately to remove the hazard and contact the firm for a refund or exchange.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call DND Imports collect at (818) 815-1791 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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Under Armour Recalls Athletic Cups 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: Under Armour Athletic Cups

Units: About 211,000

Importer: Under Armour Inc, of Baltimore, Maryland

Hazard: The cups can break if hit, posing a risk of serious injury hazard to athletes.

Incidents/Injuries: Under Armour has received five reports of cups breaking, including an injury involving cuts and bruising.

Description: This recall involves all athletic cups that have the Under Armour logo, including adult, teen, and youth sizes. The cups were sold individually and as part of a set with compression, slider, or jock shorts.

Sold at: Sporting good stores and Under Armour outlets nationwide and at www.underarmour.com from January 2006 through March 2009 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the athletic cup and contact Under Armour for a $20 voucher for use online or at any Under Armour specialty or outlet store.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Under Armour toll-free at (888) 823-0343 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.underarmour.com/productsafety .

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Nature & Health Co. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Libimax, a Product Marketed as a Dietary Supplement

Nature & Health Co., located in Brea, California, announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of the company's supplement product sold under the name Libimax. The Company has been informed by representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that lab analysis by FDA of Libimax samples found the product contains tadalafil, an active ingredient of an FDA-approved drug for erectile dysfunction (ED), making Libimax an unapproved drug. FDA advised that this poses a threat to consumers because tadalafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. According to the FDA, consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. FDA advises that ED is a common problem in men with these conditions, and they may seek products to enhance sexual performance. FDA advises that tadalafil, may cause side effects, such as headaches and flushing.

The recalled Libimax is sold as a 1 capsule individual pack or 10-capsule and 20-capsule plastic bottles in retail stores in California, Georgia, Illinois, Texas, and Ohio. The product label neither states it contains tadalafil nor warns consumers with high blood pressure not to ingest the product.

Consumers who have Libimax in their possession should stop using it immediately and contact their physician if they experienced any problem that may be related to taking this product. The public is encouraged to submit a report of any serious adverse events that occur with the use of Libimax to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online [at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm ], by phone [1-800-FDA-1088], or by returning the postage-paid FDA form 3500 [which may be downloaded from www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm] by mail [to MedWatch, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787] or fax [1-800-FDA-0178].

Nature & Health Co. is committed to providing accurate information about its products because of concern for the health and safety of consumers. Nature & Health Co. is working with the FDA in the recall process. It sincerely regrets any inconvenience to customers.

No illnesses have been reported to the Company to date in connection with this product.

Consumers should return any unused Libimax, for a refund of the full purchase price or price for the unused portion, to the retail location where it was purchased or to contact Nature & Health directly at (714) 257-1800 Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm or by email at sales@naturenhealth.com to receive further instructions for returning the product or with any questions.

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Personal Care Products Conducts Nationwide Recall of Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover Because of Possible Health Risk

Personal Care Products of Bingham Farms, MI is voluntarily conducting a nationwide recall of all lots of Personal Care non-acetone nail polish remover, conditioner enriched with gelatin, 6 fl. oz., UPC 4815592076, because it does not meet product specifications and has the potential to cause chemical burns to the fingers of users.

The product has been sold nationwide in small discount retail stores and retailers are being instructed to remove the product from sale and to return it to Personal Care Products.

Personal Care has received two complaints of burns to the fingers resulting from the use of the product.

Any person who purchased a bottle of Personal Care non-acetone nail polish remover, conditioner enriched with gelatin is urged to return it to the store of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact Personal Care Products at 1-248-258-1555, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. EDT.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

McCormick & Company Recalls Lawry’s Fajitas Spices & Seasonings Packages Due to Unlabeled Milk Ingredients

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) has announced a voluntary recall of Lawry's® Fajitas Spices & Seasonings packages with UPC Code 2150022500 and a “best if used by” date of OCT0110PX62, sold under the Lawry's brand. Lawry's Fajitas Spices & Seasonings packages with this date code contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The Lawry's Fajita Spices & Seasonings packages were distributed to grocery stores nationally beginning on October 17, 2008. The product is available in 1.27 oz. pouches, and the date code is found printed in black on the back, bottom center of the pouch. The “best if used by” date of OCT0110PX62 is the only date code affected by the recall.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product was mispackaged and as a result the ingredient statement on the package did not list milk as an ingredient.

No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date. No other Lawry's products are involved in this recall.

All grocery outlets that sell Lawry's Fajitas Spices & Seasonings packages have been notified to remove the affected product (UPC Code 2150022500 and a “best if used by” date of OCT0110PX62) from their shelves immediately. Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers are urged to contact Lawry's Consumer Affairs team at 1-800-9-LAWRYS (1-800-952-9797), weekdays from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM, or weekends from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) for a replacement or full refund, as well as instructions on what to do with the product.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration. The company is also issuing an alert through the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.

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Leg Curl Fitness Machines Recalled by Paramount Fitness Due To Crushing 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: Leg Curl Machines

Units: About 150

Manufacturer: Paramount Fitness Corp., of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: A consumer's hand can become caught between the cylindrical counter weight and the frame of the fitness machine, posing a crushing hazard that can result in lacerations and finger amputation.

Incidents/Injuries: Paramount has received three reports of incidents, including a finger amputation and two finger-crushing injuries.

Description: This recall involves the Paramount Fitness PL2100 leg curl machine. The single station weight machine is designed to exercise the hamstring muscles. Serial numbers involved in this recall include: PL21-9301-000 through PL21-9510-099. The serial number is printed on the back of the weight stack frame on the lower right. Model number PL2100 is printed on the exercise procedure label on the front of the machine. The Paramount Fitness logo is printed vertically on the frame.

Sold by: Paramount Fitness and fitness specialty dealers nationwide from January 1993 through October 1995 for about $2,400.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the fitness machines and contact Paramount Fitness to receive a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Paramount Fitness at (888) 825-8905 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT daily, or visit the firm's Web site at www.paramountfitness.com .

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Raw Alfalfa Sprouts Linked to Salmonella Contamination

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today recommended that consumers not eat raw alfalfa sprouts, including sprout blends containing alfalfa sprouts, until further notice because the product has been linked to Salmonella serotype Saintpaul contamination. Other types of sprouts have not been implicated at this time.

The investigation indicates that the problem may be linked to contamination of seeds for alfalfa sprouts. Because suspect lots of seeds may be sold around the country and may account for a large proportion of the alfalfa seeds currently being used by sprout growers, and cases of illness are spread across multiple states, FDA and CDC are issuing this general advisory.

FDA will work with the alfalfa sprout industry to help identify which seeds and alfalfa sprouts are not connected with this contamination, so that this advisory can be changed as quickly as possible.

CDC, FDA and six State and local authorities have associated this outbreak with eating raw alfalfa sprouts. Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, and West Virginia have reported 31 cases of illness with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Saintpaul to CDC. Most of those who became ill reported eating raw alfalfa sprouts. Some reported eating raw sprouts at restaurants; others reported purchasing the raw sprouts at the retail level.

The illnesses began in mid-March. Cases are still being reported, and possible cases are in various stages of laboratory testing, so illnesses may appear in other states. No deaths have been reported. The number of infected people may be higher than currently reported because some illnesses have not yet been confirmed with laboratory testing.

The CDC and FDA recommend at all times that persons at high risk for complications, such as the elderly, young children, and those with compromised immune systems, not eat raw sprouts because of the risk of contamination with Salmonella or other bacteria. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses, such as meningitis and bone infections.

Initial investigation results trace the contaminated raw alfalfa sprouts to multiple sprout growers in multiple states. This suggests a potential problem with the seeds used, as well as the possible failure of the sprout growers involved to appropriately and consistently follow the FDA Sprout Guidance issued in 1999 http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/sprougd1.html. The guidance recommends an effective seed disinfection treatment immediately before the start of sprouting (such as treating seed in 20,000 parts per million Calcium hypochlorite solution with agitation for 15 minutes) and regularly testing the water used for every batch of sprouts for Salmonella and E coli O157:H7 contamination.

This outbreak appears to be an extension of an earlier outbreak in 2009. In February and March, an outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul infections occurred in Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, and Minnesota. This outbreak was linked to raw alfalfa sprouts, and the outbreak strain was indistinguishable from that of these recently reported cases. A separate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections was also linked to sprouts in 2009. In the 1990s, a number of outbreaks related to sprouts led FDA to issue its guidance. Experience over the past decade has shown that the likelihood of Salmonella in sprouts can be minimized when recommendations from FDA’s Sprout Guidance are followed.

Preventive controls are very important in the growing of all raw sprouts. FDA reminds sprout growers to be vigilant in their food safety practices and strongly encourages sprout growers to follow the Agency’s Sprout Guidance. Additionally, the United Fresh Produce Association has advised all of its members to follow FDA’s guidance on sprouts. FDA appreciates that the produce industry has reinforced this message and reminds retailers that it is prudent to sell sprouts from growers who follow FDA's recommendations.

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Limited Voluntary Recall of Country Acres® Layer 16 Crumbles Poultry Feed

Land O’Lakes Purina Feed has initiated a limited voluntary recall of a single lot of a Country Acres® poultry feed product, due to the potential for higher than acceptable levels of salt. The presence of salt above acceptable levels can cause serious health issues, and at high levels, potential mortality in poultry.

The product was manufactured at a St. Joseph, Mo., feed plant and was distributed to dealers in a four-state region (northeastern Oklahoma, eastern / central Kansas, western Arkansas, and western Missouri). Dealers have been contacted and asked to hold these products and to notify and retrieve the product from customers. The affected product should be returned to the retail dealer and not used.

The product was distributed only in 50-pound bags and is typically used by small flock owners. The recalled product is identified as follows:

Formula No.

Item No.

Description

Lot No.

6514

0013357

Country Acres® Layer 16 Crumbles

9MAR19STJ3

Lot numbers are printed on the sewing strip of each bag. Lot numbers are formatted as follows: 9MAR19STJ3, 9=Year / MAR= Month / 19=Day of Month / STJ3 = Plant Code.

The recall was initiated after receiving a small number of customer complaints, which involved poultry mortality.

Customers who purchased these products will receive a full refund. For more information on the product recall, contact your local dealer or Customer Service at 1-800-227-8941 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Central time.

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Women's Chenille Robes Recalled by Blair Due to Burn 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: Full Length Women's Chenille Robes

Units: About 162,000

Retailer: Blair LLC, of Warren, Pa.

Hazard: Some robes fail to meet federal flammability requirements and present a risk of serious burns to consumers if they are exposed to an open flame.

Incidents/Injuries: Blair has received three reports of the robes catching on fire, including one report of second-degree burns.

Description: The recall involves the Full Length Women's Chenille Robe with the following item numbers: 3093111, 3093112, 3093113, 3093114, 3093115, and 3093116. The item number is identified on a label in the garment's neckline. This is a one-piece garment made of plush sculpted chenille, a shaped stand collar, and horizontal chenille front and back yolks and cuffs. The robe has a full-button front with seven matching button closures, long sleeves with self cuffs, a straight bottom with self hem, and two sideseam pockets. The robe's sewn in label states: "100% Cotton, RN 81700, Made in Pakistan". Robes with other item numbers are not included in the recall.

Sold at: Blair catalogs and Web site, and Blair stores in Warren, Pa., Grove City, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., from January 2003 through March 2009 from about $20 to $40.

Manufactured in: Pakistan

Remedy: Consumers should stop wearing the garment immediately. Contact Blair LLC for information on returning the robe and to receive a refund or a $50 gift card for Blair merchandise.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call Blair toll-free at (877) 392-7095 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, visit the firm's Web site at www.blair.com/recall, or contact the firm by e-mail at blairproductrecall@blair.com .

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Toaster Oven/Broilers Recalled by Haier America Due to Burn or Electrical 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: Toaster Oven/Broilers

Units: About 106,000

Importer: Haier America Trading L.L.C., of New York, N.Y.

Manufacturer: Lun Dar Electric Ind. Ltd., of Taiwan

Hazard: Electrical connections in the toaster oven/broilers can become loose, posing electrical shock and burn hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: Haier America has received two reports of minor burns and one report of a minor electrical shock to consumers, and one report of minor property damage.

Description: This recall involves toaster oven/broilers with model number RTO1400SS. The units are stainless steel and black plastic. "Haier" is printed on the front and the model number is printed on a label on the back of the toaster oven/broilers.

Sold at: Mass merchandisers and specialty retailers nationwide from September 2006 through January 2009 for approximately $20 to $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toaster oven/broilers and contact Haier America to receive a free replacement toaster oven/broiler.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Haier America at (866) 927-4810 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.haieramerica.com

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Alternative Baking Company Conducts Nationwide Recall of Cookies With Chocolate Chips Because of Possible Health Risk: Undeclared Milk

Alternative Baking Company, Inc. of Sacramento, California is conducting a nationwide recall of several types of chocolate chip cookies with code dates of 015 through 036 stamped on the fold of the cellophane package in black ink. The chips appear to contain milk and have caused reactions in a few children who are highly allergic to milk according to phone calls from parents of the affected children. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The cookies are wrapped and sold individually in retail stores and on our web site. Listed in the chart are the cookies with the pertinent information for identifying the recalled cookies.

Product

UPC #

Date Code
(Stamped on fold)

Weight

Unit

Colossal Chocolate Chip

703741 000178

015 through 036

4.25 oz

Each

Explosive Espresso Chocolate Chip

703741 001014

015 through 036

4.25 oz

Each

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

703741 000635

015 through 036

4.25 oz

Each

Double Chocolate Decadence

703741 000628

015 through 036

4.25 oz

Each

Mac the Chip

703741 000352

015 through 036

4.25 oz

Each


Alternative Baking Company has since found a new company which guarantees their chocolate chips are: 100% Vegan, 100% Dairy Free and Processed on Dedicated Equipment.

Consumers are to return any of these products with the codes of 015 through 036 to the store where purchased to exchange them or to received a full refund. Consumers may also mail their cookies with the proper codes to Alternative Baking Co., 3914 Kristi Court, Sacramento, CA 95827. Our hours are Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm (PT), phone number is (888) 488-9725.


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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Stop & Shop Removes Simply Enjoy Brand Cookies

Following notification from its manufacturer, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company today removed from stores Simply Enjoy Pina Colada White Chocolate Gourmet Cookies. The product contains pecans, an undeclared allergen.

The products has UPC# 6 8826705538 and comes in a 7 oz. package.

Stop & Shop has not received any reports of illness or injuries associates with the consumption of this product.

Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions or bring their purchase receipt to any Stop & Shop supermarket for a full refund. Customers looking for additional information are encouraged to call Stop & Shop’s corporate brands consumer line at 1-877-846-9949, Monday through Friday from 9am – 4pm.

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Universal ABC Beauty Supply International, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Dietary Supplement Products Found to Contain an Undeclared Drug

Universal ABC Beauty Supply International, Inc. of Brooklyn, NY, has been informed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that FDA lab analyses of the dietary supplements distributed by the company were found to contain undeclared Sibutramine, an FDA-approved drug used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss. These dietary supplements are not supposed to contain Sibutramine. The FDA has not approved these products, therefore the safety and effectiveness of these products is unknown.

FDA advises that these products pose a threat to consumers because Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.

All lots of the following dietary supplement products are being recalled:

PRODUCT NAME

1. ProSlim Plus, 60 capsules, bottle in box
2. 3 DAYS fit, 60 capsules, bottle in box
3. EIGHT FACTOR DIET, 60 capsules, 3 pouches/box
4. 24hours Diet, 60 capsules
5. Slim 3in1 M-18 ROYAL DIET, 90 capsules, 3 pouches/box
6. 3X SLIMMING POWER, 60 capsules, bottle in box
7. Extrim Plus 24 Hours RE-BURN Formula, 60 capsules
8. Slim 3in1 EXTRA SLIM FORMULA, 90 capsules, 3 pouches/box
9. Slim 3in1 EXTRA SLIM WAIST FORMULA, 90 capsules, 3 pouches/box
10. SLIM EXPRESS 360ยบ C
11. SLIM EXPRESS 4in1, 60 capsules, bottle in box
12. ROYAL SLIMMING FORMULA, 60 capsules, bottle/box
13. BODY CREATOR, 90 capsules, 3 pouches/box
14. Slim Waistline (labeling written in Chinese)
15. BODY SHAPING, 90 capsules, 3 pouches/box
16. PERFECT SLIM, 90 capsules, 3 pouches/box
17. Perfect Slim 100% Natural Herbal Essence
18. IMELDA Perfect Slim
19. Slim Waist Formula, 32 capsules, 2 pouches/box
20. Super Slimming, 60 capsules, bottle in box
21. 2 DAY DIET
22. Powerful Slim
23. BODY SHAPING
24. SUPER FAT BURNER, 60 capsules, bottle in box
25. SLIMMING FORMULA
26. SLIM FAST 2, 32 capsules, 2 pouches/box
27. SLIM FAST, 60 capsules, 3 pouches/box
28. Slim up, 120 capsules, bottle in box
29. 7 DAYS DIET, 60 capsules, 3 pouches/box
30. Perfect Slim Up, 60 capsules, bottle in box
31. JM Fat Reducer
32. SlimBurn
33. 21 Double SLIM
34. TRIM PLUS 2

NOTE: The above products may have various UPC numbers.

No illnesses or injuries have been reported to the company to date in connection with this product.

Universal ABC Beauty Supply International, Inc. is taking this voluntary action because it is committed to providing accurate information about its products and because of the concern for the health and safety of consumers. The company has discontinued distribution of these products. It sincerely regrets any inconvenience to customers.

Consumers should not consume the above products and should return the dietary supplements on hand to the place of purchase for a full refund or partial refund of the unused portion. Distributors should contact Sandra Tan by phone at 718-891-6888 or by e-mail at universalabc@aol.com to receive further instructions for returning the product(s). Consumers with questions should contact Sandra Tan at 718-891-6888, Monday through Friday, 12:00 pm through 6 pm, EDT.

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Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls 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: 2004 Roubaix Comp and Roubaix Pro bicycles

Units: About 3,000

Importer: Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif.

Hazard: The cable stop on the bicycle can loosen, which can cause the rider to lose control and fall from the bike.

Incidents/Injuries: Specialized received reports of two falls that resulted in fractures requiring medical attention and surgery.

Description: The recalled bicycles are as follows: 2004 Roubaix Comp 18, 2004 Roubaix Comp 27, 2004 Roubaix Pro 18, and 2004 Roubaix Pro frameset models. Only bicycles with a single rivet fastening the cable stop to the frame are subject to recall. The cable stop is attached through bonding materials and a single rivet mounted at the front of the bicycle. The cables pass through eyelets in the cable stop on the down tube. Bicycles with a double rivet fastening the cable stop to the frame are not subject to recall. The model names of the recalled bicycles can be found on the top tube of the bicycles.

Sold by: Specialized authorized dealers nationwide from September 2003 through August 2004 for between $1,600 and $4,000.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using their bicycle and return their bicycle to a Specialized authorized dealer for an approved repair, at no cost to consumer.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Specialized toll-free at (877) 808-8154 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.specialized.com .

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Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles Due to Serious 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: Specialized 2009 Model Bicycles

Units: About 14,000

Importer: Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., of Morgan Hill, Calif.

Hazard: The handlebars can break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Incidents/Injuries: Specialized has received two reports of the handlebar breaking during use, one of which caused a rider to suffer head trauma which resulted in unconsciousness and a puncture wound to the arm.

Description: This recall involves HL handlebars on the following 2009 Specialized bicycles: Cross Trail Comp, Myka HT Comp, Myka HT Elite, Rockhopper, Rockhopper Comp and Rockhopper Comp 29. The model number of the HL handlebar is ALR-13 NTFOV and is located underneath the right hand grip of the handlebar.

Sold by: Authorized dealers nationwide from June 2008 through February 2009 for between $640 and $1,050.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact a Specialized dealer for a free replacement handlebar.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Specialized toll-free at (877) 808-8154 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at www.specialized.com .

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Neilgen Pharma Inc. and Advent Pharmaceutical Recall All Prescription Cough and Cold Drug Products Sold on or after March 5, 2008

Neilgen Pharma Inc. of Westminster, MD and Advent Pharmaceutical of East Windsor, NJ are recalling all prescription cough and cold drug products sold on or after March 5, 2008. Neilgen Pharma and Advent Pharmaceutical are contract manufacturers for these products and are recalling the listed products below due to the unapproved drug product category.

Consumers taking these recall products which is being recalled should stop using and return product to place of purchase and contact their physician or healthcare provider to obtain a replacement medication or prescription.

Safety and effectiveness have not been established by FDA. However, patient exposure to affected products is not likely to cause adverse health consequences. Both Neilgen Pharma and Advent Pharma have stopped the production of these products and no injuries have been reported to date.

This precautionary action is focused on removing products to the retail level only. FDA has been apprised of this action. All of the products under recall were distributed to wholesalers located in Alabama and North Carolina.

The drug products can be identified by provided name, description and lot numbers.

Inquiries related to this recall should be addressed to Advent Pharma Customer Services at 1-888-634-5522. Representative is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

This recall includes all lots manufactured/distributed on or after March 5, 2008 within expiration date of the product listed below.

Advent Pharma Recalled Products

Name

Product Description

Lot Number

RY-Tann
Caplets

Phenylephrine Tannate 25 mg/ Chlorpheniramine Tannate 9 mg Caplets

806009, 806010,
806011

D-Tann CT
Caplets

Diphenhydramine Tannate/Phenylephrine Tannate/ Carbetapentane Tannate
25/10/30 mg Caplets

806003, 806004

Neilgen Pharma Recalled Products

Name

Product Description

Lot Number

D-Tann Suspension

Diphenhydramine Tannate/Phenylephrine Tannate 25/7.5 mg Suspension

L08C192, L08D171, L08E121, L08E131,

D-Tann CT
Suspension

Diphenhydramine Tannate/Phenylephrine Tannate/ Carbetapentane Tannate
25/10/30 mg Suspension

L08C201, L08E071,
L08E091

Ben-Tann
Suspension

Diphenhydramine Tannate 25 mg Suspension

L08D032, L08E061

D-Tann AT
Suspension

Diphenhydramine Tannate/ Carbetapentane Tannate 25/30 mg Suspension

L08E271, L08E281

D-Tann CD
Suspension

Diphenhydramine Tannate/ Phenylephrine Tannate/
Carbetapentane Tannate 25/15/30 mg Suspension

L08F051

D-Tann DM
Suspension

Diphenhydramine Tannate/ Phenylephrine Tannate/
Dextromethorphan Tannate 25/7.5/75 mg Suspension

L08F121, L08F131

B-Vex
Suspension

Brompheniramine Tannate 12 mg Suspension

L08D031, L08E021,
L08E051

B-Vex D
Suspension

Brompheniramine Tannate/ Phenylephrine Tannate 12/20 mg Suspension

L08D031, L08D181

BROM TANN
8 mg/DM TANN
60 mg/PSE TANN
90 mg Suspension

Brompheniramine Tannate/ Dextromethorphan Tannate/
Pseudoephedrine Tannate 8/60/90 mg Suspension

L08C181, L08D041

DM Tann
30 mg/ PE Tann/25
mg Brom Tann
10 mg Suspension

Dextromethorphan Tannate/ Phenylephrine Tannate/
Brompheniramine Tannate 30/25/10 mg Suspension

L08D091, L08D223
L08E161, L08F111

PE Tann 20 mg/
CP Tann 4 mg
Suspension

Phenylephrine Tannate/ Chlorpheniramine Tannate 20/4 mg Suspension

L08D222, L08E201
L08F102




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Friday, April 17, 2009

Fitness Balls Recalled by EB Brands Due to Fall Hazard; New Assembly Instructions Provided

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: Bally Total Fitness, Everlast, Valeo and Body Fit Fitness Balls

Units: About 3 million

Manufacturer: EB Brands, of Yonkers, New York

Hazard: An overinflated fitness ball can unexpectedly burst while in use, causing the user to fall to the floor.

Incidents/Injuries: EB Brands has received 47 reports of fitness balls unexpectedly bursting, including reports of a fracture, and multiple bruises.

Description: This recall involves rubber fitness balls sold in 55-, 65- and 75-cm diameter sizes. The fitness balls were sold with a pump and inflation instructions. The fitness balls were sold in various colors with the Bally Total Fitness, Everlast or Valeo logo printed on the ball.

Sold at: Department stores and fitness retailers nationwide from May 2000 to February 2009 for between $15 and $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should contact EB Brands to receive a copy of the updated instructions on how to safely inflate the ball.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact EB Brands at (800) 624-5671 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ebbrands.com .

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Toy Maracas Recalled by Tupperware U.S. Due to Choking and Suffocation 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: Shape-O Toy Maracas

Units: About 44,000

Importer: Tupperware U.S. Inc., of Orlando, Fla.

Hazard: The maracas can break and expose small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children. In addition, the handle poses a suffocation hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Tupperware has received two reports of maracas breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves blue and red toy maracas with yellow handles. The maracas were used by Tupperware representatives during sales presentations. Cut-outs in the shape of stars, squares and other geometric figures are located inside the maraca.

Sold by: Tupperware's Holiday 2007 and Spring 2008 product catalogs from September 2007 through April 2008 for between $5.50 and $11.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers and Tupperware sales consultants should immediately stop using the maracas and return them to Tupperware for a refund or gift certificate. Maraca return forms can be accessed at www.tupperware.com

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tupperware at (888) 887-9273 between 8:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.tupperware.com

Senseo One-Cup Coffeemakers Recalled by Philips Consumer Lifestyle Due to Burn 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: Philips Senseo One-Cup Coffeemakers

Units: About 155,000

Distributor: Philips Consumer Lifestyle, of Stamford, Conn.

Hazard: An electrical fault and the build-up of calcium from hard or medium water can cause an obstruction in the coffeemaker. If this happens, the boiler can burst, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported in the United States. The firm has received 17 reports of incidents in Europe, including six reports of minor personal injury involving first degree burns to the hands, arms and abdomen.

Description: This recall involves Senseo one-cup coffeemakers with model numbers HD 7810, HD 7811, HD 7815, HD 7820, HD 7832, and HD 7890. Model numbers are located on the bottom of the coffeemaker. Date codes are printed on the bottom of the coffeemaker. Coffeemakers made in China have date codes 0727 through 0847; coffeemakers made in Poland have date codes 0627 through 0847.

Sold at: Wal-Mart, Target and Safeway stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com between July 2006 through March 2009 for between $60 and $140.

Manufactured in: China and Poland

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the coffeemakers and contact Philips for instructions on receiving a free replacement unit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Philips toll-free at (866) 604-0051 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Consumers can also visit the firm's Web site at www.senseoexchange.com .

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pistachio Growers and Processors Provide Important Facts About Voluntary Recalls

/PRNewswire/ -- The Western Pistachio Association provides the following important information and clarification related to the voluntary recall of pistachios due to potential Salmonella contamination.

1. The pistachio recall involves a single processor. Setton Pistachio of
Terra Bella, Inc., which voluntarily initiated the original recall
action, is the only pistachio processor involved in the recall.
2. Setton Pistachio is a wholesaler of pistachios. As a wholesaler, Setton
Pistachio sold pistachios to manufacturers of pistachio brands and
products, including Setton International. Recently, Setton
International announced a recall of the company's specific pistachio
products and brands. This announcement is not separate from the
previous recall action. Rather, Setton International has now identified
its own products that contain pistachios from Setton Pistachio and
recalled those individual products and brands.
3. The growing list of recalled products is anticipated as the recall
progresses. As the recall proceeds and the United States Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) identifies where the potentially affected products
from Setton Pistachio were shipped and how they were used, they can
then identify and recall specific products. It may seem
counterintuitive, but an expanding list of products actually reflects
the fact that specific products and brands that contain pistachios from
Setton Pistachio are being pinpointed. The FDA is providing a
searchable database of potentially affected products at
www.fda.gov/pistachios and will continue to update that site as
specific products are identified.
4. The vast majority of pistachio brands and pistachio products do not
contain pistachios from Setton Pistachio. Pistachio growers and
processors have produced a new Web site - www.pistachiorecall.org -
that lists specific pistachio products and brands that do not contain
pistachios from Setton Pistachio.

5. The FDA reports that there have been no illnesses tied to pistachios.
As such, the voluntary pistachio recall is proactive and is not related
to recent recalls of peanut products linked to a Salmonellosis
outbreak.



The Western Pistachio Association will continue to update information as it becomes available through its Web site at www.westernpistachio.org and www.pistachiorecall.org.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Castillo Issues Urgent Nationwide Voluntary Recall Of Monell’s Teething Cordial / 4,100 Units / Named In Spanish "Cordial De Monell Para La Denticion"

Castillo Issues Urgent Nationwide Voluntary Recall Of Monell’s Teething Cordial / 4,100 Units / Named In Spanish "Cordial De Monell Para La Denticion" Bar Code 7460840410019


Castillo Distributor Inc has announced the voluntary recall all the products Monell’s Teething Cordial (in Spanish named as Cordial de Monell para la Denticion ) . The Company began recalling the mentioned product as a precautionary measure due to an increase in the number of reports of adverse patient reactions that may be associated with the product.

Adverse patient reactions have included infants becoming lethargic.

Customer has been instructed to discontinue use and segregate the recalled product from the rest of their inventory. Customers should then contact CASTILLO to arrange for returning and replacement product.

Also, Customers with recalled product purchased indirectly should contact their wholesaler or distributor for return and replacement product.

Any questions may contact Castillo at 201-641-7799. Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5.30 PM Eastern Standard Time.

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Fineland Corp Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Mong Lee Shang Brand Dry Bamboo Shoots

Fine Land Corp of 239 Bay 20th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11214, is recalling Mong Lee Shang Brand Dry Bamboo Shoots 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.

Mong Lee Shang Brand Dry Bamboo Shoots is sold in an un-coded, 6 ounce, clear plastic package and was distributed nationwide. It is a product of Taiwan .

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 Mong Lee Shang Brand Dry Bamboo Shoots 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 or allergic reactions involving this product has been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased Mong Lee Shang Brand Dry Bamboo Shoots are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-714-1850.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Cub Foods® Brand Queen Olives Stuffed With Minced Pimientos Recalled Due To Possible Glass Contamination

CUB FOODS® is voluntarily recalling Cub Foods brand Queen Olives Stuffed with Minced Pimientos because the jars have the potential to be contaminated with glass. The affected product was sold at Cub Foods stores in Minnesota and Iowa.

There have been no reported injuries associated with the identified product. However, because the safety of customers is a top priority and out of an abundance of caution, Cub Foods has voluntarily recalled the product.

This product recall includes all:

Product Name and Description: Cub Foods® Queen Olives Stuffed with Minced Pimientos, 7 oz
UPC#: 41130-48488

Customers who have purchased the affected product should bring it back to a Cub Foods store location for a full refund or exchange.

Customers with questions can contact SUPERVALU Inc. at 877.932.7948. Customers who have health-related concerns should contact their physician.

Mrs. Grissom’s Salads Announces Voluntary Product Recall Due To Undeclared Anchovies

Mrs. Grissom’s Salads is recalling ALL LOTS of the following cheese products due to undeclared anchovies:

Cheese products packaged under the Mrs. Grissom’s brand:

* Premium Cheese Spread, packaged in 11 oz, 24 oz, 48 oz and 5 lb plastic tubs
* Hot Jalapeno Cheese Spread or Dip, packaged in 11 oz plastic tubs
* Original Recipe Pimento Cheese Salad, packaged in 11 oz and 5 lb plastic tubs
* Jalapeno, Hot Cheese Dip, packaged in 8 oz plastic containers
* Gar-licious, Garlic & Onion Flavor Cheese Dip, packaged in 8 oz plastic containers
* Cheese n’Cheese, Double Cheese Dip, packaged in 8 oz plastic containers
* Bac’n Cheese, Bacon Flavor Cheese Dip, packaged in 8 oz plastic containers
* Ragin’ Cajun, Spicy Cheese Dip, packaged in 8 oz plastic containers

Cheese products packaged under the Grace’s HomeStyle Brand:

* Pimento Sandwich Spread, packaged in 11 oz and 24 oz plastic tubs
* Hot Jalapeno Pimento Spread or Dip, packaged in 11 oz plastic tubs

These products were distributed through retail grocery and dollar stores in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and West Virginia.

Mrs. Grissom’s Salads CEO Kenneth Funger said the omission was discovered April 8, 2009 during a routine inspection at the company’s processing and packaging plant in Nashville, Tennessee. The Worcestershire sauce used in these products contains anchovies, and people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to fish run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. We are recalling the products and revising the labeling to ensure persons with fish allergies are aware of its presence.

Funger said that the company has received no complaints or reports of an allergic reaction to the products.

Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions regarding this recall may call the company at 1-800-255-0517.

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lde Cape Cod Foods issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Fish Protein (Anchovy) in Product

Olde Cape Cod Foods of Ayer, MA is voluntarily recalling Old Cape Cod Sweet & Bold Grilling Sauce, because it contains trace amounts of an undeclared seafood allergen (anchovy). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to seafood allergen run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. This product is not a health risk to those who do not have a seafood sensitivity or allergy.

Products can be identified by the Olde Cape Cod logo and are packed in the following packages:

* Sweet & Bold Grilling Sauce, 15.5 ounce glass bottle, UPC 90997-60100
* Sweet & Bold Grilling Sauce, 23.2 ounce plastic squeeze bottle, UPC 90997-61020.

Code dates involved are up to, but not including “Apr 10 10” (April 10, 2010).

Product was distributed from March 2008 through April 2009 to retail stores nationwide.

No illnesses have been reported.

Consumers who have purchased these products are encouraged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Lisa Semle at 800-720-2246 x206.

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Reacll of Foodservice Vegetable Sticks

Egg, not listed on shipping labels, prompts recall of foodservice vegetable sticks

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin alerts consumers to the recall of some breaded vegetable sticks that were manufactured for foodservice operators. The product has an incorrect label.Rich Products Corp., Buffalo, NY, is recalling its Farm Rich Breaded Vegetable Sticks because they contain an incorrect ingredient list on the shipping label. The product includes an egg ingredient – an allergen – not listed on the product label.

People who have an allergy to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.

Farm Rich Breaded Vegetable Sticks, Net Wt. 12 lbs., is sold nationally to institutional food service distributors. The product is not packaged for retail distribution.

The product, packaged in six, two-pound bags per case bears the UPC number 1 00 41322 67262 6. All lots are affected by this recall.

The Rich’s recall only affects product ordered before April 13. Product ordered after that date will bear the correct label that includes egg as an ingredient.

Those with questions should contact Rich’s at 1-800-356-7094.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

GE Recalls Ranges 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: GE Profile(tm) Freestanding Dual Fuel Ranges

Units: About 28,000

Manufacturer: GE Consumer & Industrial, of Louisville, Ky.

Hazard: The wiring in the rear of the range can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: GE is aware of 47 reports of overheated wiring, including 33 reports of wiring that caught fire. Of these, one fire caused structural damage to the home and there have been 14 reports of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves GE Profile 30" Freestanding Duel Fuel ranges. The ranges were sold in white, black, bisque and stainless steel. The following model and serial numbers can be found on the left inside corner of the bottom drawer.

Brand / Model Number Begins With / Serial Number Begins With
GE Profile / J2B900 / LD, MD, RD, SD, TD, VD, ZD, AF, DF, FF, GF, HF, LF, MF
GE Profile / J2B915 / MF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG

Sold at: Department and appliance stores nationwide from June 2002 through December 2005 for between $1,300 and $2,000.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the oven and contact GE for a free repair. Consumers can continue to use the cooktop burners.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GE toll-free at (888) 352-9764 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday ET, or visit the firm's Web site at www.geappliances.com

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Rich Products Corporation Announces Nation Wide Voluntary Recall of Farm Rich Breaded Vegetable Sticks Due to Possible Egg Allergen Health Risk

Rich Products Corporation is voluntarily recalling its Farm Rich Breaded Vegetable Sticks manufactured for foodservice operators nationwide because the product contains an incorrect ingredient list appearing on the shipping label. Specifically, the ingredient listing on the incorrect labels do not include the allergen egg. People who have an allergy to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Rich Products Corporation has not received any reports of illness connected to this product and has issued this voluntary recall as a precautionary measure.

Farm Rich Breaded Vegetable Sticks, Net Wt. 12 lbs., are not packaged for retail distribution and are sold to foodservice distributors nationwide. The product is packed in 6/2 lb. bags per case, and bears UPC number 1 00 41322 67262 6. All lots are affected by this recall.

Rich’s has corrected this issue; therefore, any product received after today will be correctly labeled and will include egg in the ingredient statement. New product can be ordered after 4/13/09.

Consumers with questions may contact the Rich’s Product Helpline at 1-800-356-7094 (United States) or 1-800-263-8174 (Canada) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EDT. Voice mail is available after hours.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Simplicity Play Yards Recalled by Various Retailers Due to Fall and Entrapment 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: Travel Tender Play Yards

Units: About 25,000

Importer: Simplicity, Inc. and SFCA, Inc., of Reading, Pa. (The firms appear to no longer conduct day to day operations)

Hazard: One or more rails can collapse unexpectedly, posing a fall or entrapment hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC is aware of at least five reports of one or more rails collapsing. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled play yards are portable and were sold with a bassinet, changing table and mobile features. The play yards bear the "Simplicity" logo. The model numbers are 5500DRM, 5500WDS, 5500FEL, 5501FEL, 5502MON, 5520PRO, 5550HAN, 5700MAN, and 5750MIR. The model number is located on a sticker on one of the legs underneath the play yard.

Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide and online at Babiesrus.com, Target.com and Kohls.com from March 2005 through January 2009 for about $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the play yards and return them to the place of purchase for a refund or replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the following retailers:

* Burlington Coat Factory, of Burlington, N.J. Call toll-free at (888) 223-2628 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

* Babies R Us, of Wayne, N.J. Call (800) 869-7787 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday ET or visit the firm's Web site at www.babiesrus.com

* Target, of Minneapolis, Minn. Call (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.target.com

* Kohl's Department Stores, of Menomonee Falls, Wis. Call toll-free at (866) 887-8884 between 7a.m. and 3 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.kohls.com .

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Stanley and Solarwide Industrial Recall Stud Sensors 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: Stanley(r) Stud Sensors 200 and Stanley(r) FatMax(r) Stud Sensors 400

Units: About 78,000

Manufacturer: Solarwide Industrial Ltd., of Hong Kong

Importer: The Stanley Works, of New Britain, Conn.

Hazard: The stud sensor can fail to calibrate properly and detect AC electrical wires behind the wall, posing a shock hazard to the user.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled stud sensor models include the Stanley(r) Stud Sensor 200 and Stanley(r) FatMax(r) Stud Sensor 400 with model numbers 77-720 and 77-730. The model number is located in a slide-out reference guide found in the base of the sensor's handle. The sensors are made of black plastic with a wide yellow stripe down the center. "Stanley" or "FatMax" are printed on the front of the product. A date code is printed on the inside of the battery cover. Affected sensors have date codes that do not begin with the letter "R."

Sold at: Home improvement and hardware stores nationwide from November 2007 through January 2009 for between $20 and $30.

Manufactured in: Hong Kong

Remedy: Consumers should contact Stanley to determine if their stud sensor is included in the recall and to receive a free replacement sensor.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Stanley toll-free at (866) 215-1132 between from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.stanleytools.com or e-mail Stanley at stanleytools@stanleycustomercare.com .

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Pacifiers Recalled by Healthtex Due to Choking Hazard

/PRNewswire -- 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: Zoo Pacifiers
Units: About 40,000
Importer: Healthtex, of Miami, Fla.

Hazard: The pacifiers failed to meet federal safety standards. The nipples can separate from the base easily, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Zoo pacifiers with animal cartoon figures as handles. The pacifier has a round-shaped mouth guard with three ventilation holes. "Made in Spain" is printed on the handle side of the mouth guard and "Mi Tosoro" is printed on the cardboard packaging.

Sold at: Supermarkets and pharmacy stores nationwide from December 2002 through March 2009 for about $1.40.

Manufactured in: Spain

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifiers away from children and contact Healthtex for a refund or exchange.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Healthtex toll-free at (866) 348-5080 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Atico International USA Recalls Coffeemakers Sold Exclusively At Walgreens 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: Signature Gourmet(tm) 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemakers and Kitchen Gourmet(r) 10-Cup Coffeemakers

Units: About 500,000

Distributor: Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Hazard: These coffeemakers can ignite due to an electrical failure, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Atico International USA, Inc. has received 23 reports of coffeemakers igniting, resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the following coffeemakers:

Name
Color
Model #
Item#

Kitchen Gourmet(r) 10-Cup Coffeemaker
White
XQ-673K
W14A3714

Signature Gourmet(tm) 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
Black
XQ-673BT or CM4193D
W14A5084

The name of the coffeemaker is printed on the front of the unit. The model number and the item number are printed on a sticker located on the bottom of the unit.

Sold at: Walgreens stores nationwide: the Signature Gourmet(tm) 12-Cup programmable coffeemaker from June 2004 through March 2009 for about $20 and the Kitchen Gourmet(r) 10-Cup coffeemaker from August 2006 through December 2008 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled coffeemaker and contact 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 Web site at www.aticousa.com .

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Stonyfield Farm Recalls Some Quarts of Plain Yogurt

Stonyfield Farm, Londonderry, New Hampshire, is recalling some Fat Free Plain Yogurt Quarts in Stonyfield Farm branded containers. The products are being recalled because they may contain a presence of food grade sanitizer.

Recalled products are limited to Stonyfield Farm 32-ounce Fat Free Plain yogurt UPC # 52159 00006 carrying one of the following product codes printed along the cup bottom that start with the following date codes:

May 06 09 Time stamped 22:17 thru 23:59 (limited to these specific time stamps only)
May 07 09 All time stamps

Approximately 44,000 quarts were distributed to retail accounts nationally.

Consumers are advised not to consume the product and to return opened and unopened containers to the store where it was purchased. Anyone returning these products will be reimbursed for the full value of their purchase.

Customers with questions should contact Stonyfield Farm Consumer Relations at 1-800-Pro-Cows (776-2697) or visit the company’s website at www.stonyfield.com.

“Our sanitarians will be checking store shelves as part of their routine inspections to make sure any recalled items are removed from sale,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin.
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Stonyfield Farm recalls some yogurt quarts

Stonyfield Farm, Londonderry, New Hampshire, is recalling some Fat Free Plain Yogurt Quarts in Stonyfield Farm branded containers. The products are being recalled because they may contain a presence of food grade sanitizer.

Recalled products are limited to Stonyfield Farm 32 ounce Fat Free Plain yogurt UPC # 52159 00006 carrying one of the following product codes printed along the cup bottom that start with the following date codes:

• May 06 09 Time stamped 22:17 thru 23:59 (limited to these specific time stamps only)

• May 07 09 All time stamps

Approximately 44,000 quarts were distributed to retail accounts nationally.

Consumers are advised not to consume the product and to return opened and unopened containers to the store where it was purchased. Anyone returning these products will be reimbursed for the full value of their purchase.

Customers with questions should contact Stonyfield Farm Consumer Relations at 1-800-Pro-Cows (776-2697) or visit the company’s website at www.stonyfield.com.

“Our sanitarians will be checking store shelves as part of their routine inspections to make sure any recalled items are removed from sale,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin.

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Friday, April 3, 2009

Best Buy Announces the Recall of Certain Insignia 26-Inch Flat-Panel LCD Televisions 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: Insignia 26-inch flat-panel LCD model IS-LCDTV26 televisions

Units: About 13,300

Importer: Best Buy Co. Inc., of Richfield, Minn.

Hazard: The television's power supply can fail, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Best Buy has received two reports of fires that included damage to the television and wall. One consumer reported minor burns to the hands.

Description: This recall involves Insignia 26-inch flat-panel LCD televisions, model number IS-LCDTV26. The model number is printed on the back of the television and the word "INSIGNIA" is printed on the bottom front. No other Insignia model televisions are involved in this recall.

Sold exclusively at: Best Buy stores nationwide, at ww.bestbuy.com, and www.bestbuyforbusiness.com from August 2005 through June 2006 for about $800.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled televisions and contact the Best Buy hotline to receive a gift card for the value of a replacement television.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Best Buy at (800) 233-0462 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT daily, or visit the firm's Web site at www.bestbuy.com .

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Best Buy Announces the Recall of Certain Rocketfish Universal Portable Power Sources 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: Rocketfish Model RF-INV80 Universal AC/DC/USB Portable Power Source

Units: About 1,400

Importer: Best Buy Co. Inc., of Richfield, Minn.

Hazard: While charging the battery, the power source can unexpectedly ignite, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of fires resulting in minor property damage. No injuries reported.

Description: This recall involves Rocketfish Universal AC/DC/USB portal power sources with model number RF-INV80. The model number is printed on the back of the power source and "Rocketfish" is printed on the cover.

Sold exclusively at: Best Buy stores nationwide and at bestbuy.com from July 2008 through February 2009 for about $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power sources and contact Best Buy to receive a gift card for the value of the product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Best Buy at (800) 233-0462 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT daily, or visit the firm's Web site at www.bestbuy.com .

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SunKids Convertible Cribs Recalled by Suntech Enterprises Due to Entrapment and Suffocation 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: SunKids Convertible Cribs

Units: About 1,900

Importer: Suntech Enterprises Inc., of City of Commerce, Calif.

Hazard: The sides of the crib are made of mesh that expands, creating a gap between the side and the crib's mattress if it's not zipped into place, or a gap between the side and an added mattress. A young child can slip into this gap and become entrapped or suffocate. Also, the crib's drop side can fail to fully latch posing a fall hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported with this crib. However, CPSC is aware of the death of a 5-month-old child in August 2008 involving another company's nearly identical crib that was recalled. The child became entrapped between the mattress and the mesh side and suffocated.

Description: The recall involves the SunKids convertible crib/playpen/bassinet/bed with model number PY256. "SunKids" is embroidered on the bottom left of the crib's drop side. The convertible cribs have a drop side rail, stationary side rail, canopy assembly, and bassinet. The sides of the convertible crib are fabric and mesh. The mattress support, bassinet, canopy, and bed skirt are covered in fabric. The fabric and the mesh were sold in navy blue, light blue, pink, beige, white, beige checker, and pink heart.

Sold at: Small juvenile product retailers in N.Y., N. J., and Calif. from January 2007 through October 2008 for about $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled convertible cribs and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Suntech Enterprises toll-free at (888) 268-8139 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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Faulty Installation Instructions Prompt RadioShack Corp. Recall of Electrical Switches; Shock Hazard to Consumers

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: Illuminated Round Rocker Switches

Units: About 18,000

Importer: RadioShack Corp., of Fort Worth, Texas

Hazard: The wiring diagram on the switch's package is incorrect. The Neutral and Line notation is reversed, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the RadioShack Illuminated Round Rocker Switch, catalog number 275-0021 and a date code of 01P09, or January 2009, and earlier. The switches are used as replacement on/off switches for electronics or for use in hobby projects. The wiring diagram, the catalog number, and manufacturing dates are located on the back of the product's packaging. In the date code MMPYY, MM is the month and YY is the year.

Sold at: RadioShack stores nationwide and online at www.radioshack.com from June 2008 through January 2009 for about $4.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the switch and check their installation to make sure the Line or Hot conductor is connected to the switch rather than following the original instructions on the back of the package. A corrected wiring diagram is shown below. New wiring instructions are available at www.radioshack.com/recalls (Microsoft Word Document), or by contacting Radio Shack.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RadioShack at (800) 843-7422 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.radioshack.com .

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Radio Transmitters for Model Aircrafts Recalled by Horizon Hobby Due to Impact and Laceration 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: Spektrum DX6i Radio Transmitters used with model aircrafts

Units: About 15,000

Manufacturer: Horizon Hobby Inc., of Champaign, Ill.

Hazard: The defective radio transmitters can cause model airplanes and helicopters they control to fall from the sky while in flight and crash into bystanders or property. The propellers can also spin unexpectedly injuring a person standing too close or working on the aircraft. This poses impact and laceration hazards to consumers and a risk of property damage.

Incidents/Injuries: Horizon Hobby is aware of two injuries that resulted in multiple cuts to the hands.

Description: The recalled Spektrum DX6i radio transmitters are used to control model airplanes and helicopters. "Spektrum DX6i" is printed on the front of the transmitters. The transmitters were sold individually or as part of three different ready-to-fly model aircraft. Item numbers and product date codes included in this recall are listed below. The item number is located on the product's packaging. The date code is located on a label inside the transmitter's battery compartment or on the underside of the battery compartment door.

Product: Item Numbers

Spektrum DX6i 6-Channel Full Range Radio Transmitter SPM6600: SPM6600E, SPM66001E, SPMR6600, SPMR6600E, SPMR66001, SPMR66001E 807E
E-Flite Blade 400 Ready-To-Fly Electric Mini Helicopter: EFLH1400, EFLH1400M1, EFLH1400M2
E-Flite T-34 25 ePTS Ready-to-Fly Airplane: EFL4800
Hangar 9 P-51 Mustang Mk II PTS Ready-to-Fly Airplane: HAN4425

Date Codes Include: 808E, 809E, 810E, 811E, 812E, 901E

Sold at: Independently-owned model and hobby shops from July 2008 through January 2009 for about $200 for the transmitter, or for between $400 and $500 for the transmitter when sold with a model airplane or helicopter.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled radio transmitters and contact Horizon Hobby to arrange to have the transmitters shipped free of charge for inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Horizon Hobby toll-free at (877) 504-0233 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site www.horizonhobby.com .

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Evenflo Recalls Envision(tm) High Chairs Due to Fall and Choking 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: Evenflo Envision(tm) High Chairs

Units: About 643,000

Manufacturer: Evenflo Company Inc., of Miamisburg, Ohio

Hazard: Recline fasteners and metal screws on both sides of the high chair can loosen and fall out, allowing the seatback to detach or recline unexpectedly. Children can fall backwards or fall out of the high chair and suffer bumps and bruises to the head, abrasions, cuts and bruises. Detached hardware also poses a choking hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: Evenflo has received 320 reports of seatbacks detaching or reclining unexpectedly, resulting in 19 reports of bumps and bruises to the head and 35 reports of other injuries including abrasions, pinches and bruises. Evenflo has also received 13 reports of recline fasteners and screws falling out of the high chair, resulting in one incident in which a fastener and/or screws were found in a child's hand or mouth but were removed before choking occurred.

Description: The recall involves all Evenflo Envision(tm) high chairs, including model numbers: 2891321, 2891321A, 2891333, 2891351, 2891351A, 2891365, 2891375, 2891403, 2891403A, 2891466, 2891466A, 2891478, 2891536, 2891536A, 2891573, 2891586, 2892351 and 2892351A. The model number can be found on a white label on the seatback. "Evenflo" and "Envision" are printed on the front of the tray.

Sold at: Juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide, including Toys"R"Us, Babies"R"Us, K-Mart and Burlington Coat Factory from December 2002 through April 2006 for between $80 and $110.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled high chairs and contact Evenflo to receive a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Evenflo at (800) 233-5921 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.evenflo.com .

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Evenflo Expands Recall of Majestic(tm) High Chairs Due to Fall and Choking 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: Evenflo Majestic(tm) High Chairs

Units: About 90,000 (95,000 were recalled in December 2008)

Manufacturer: Evenflo Company Inc., of Miamisburg, Ohio

Hazard: Plastic caps and metal screws on both sides of the high chair can loosen and fall out, allowing the seatback to suddenly fall back or detach from the high chair. Children can fall backwards or fall out of the high chair and suffer bumps and bruises to the head, broken bones, abrasions, cuts and bruises. Detached hardware also poses a choking hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: For the models added by this expanded recall, Evenflo has received 16 reports of seatbacks reclining, falling back and/or detaching unexpectedly, resulting in five reports of bumps and bruises to the head and five reports of other injuries including bruises and abrasions. For the models added by this expanded recall, Evenflo has received 145 reports of plastic caps and screws falling out of the high chairs, including one incident in which a cap and/or screws were found in a child's hand or mouth but were removed before choking occurred.

Description: The expanded recall involves Evenflo Majestic(tm) high chairs, model numbers: 3001395, 3001395A, 3001604, 3001700, 3001713, 3001713A, 3001730A, 3001732, 3001733, 3001742, 3001742A, 3001756, 3001821A, 3001840A, 3001845, 30011848, 3001852, 3001932, 3002719 and 3003845 manufactured between January 23, 2007 and December 31, 2008. The model number and date of manufacture are located on a white label/sticker on the seatback. "Evenflo" is printed on the label and on the front of the tray. Models showing a year of manufacture of 2009 in red ink are not included in the recall.

Sold at: Juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide, including Toys"R"Us, Babies"R"Us, Walmart.com, and Burlington Coat Factory from January 2007 through March 2009 for between $80 and $110.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled high chairs and contact Evenflo to receive a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Evenflo at (800) 233-5921 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.evenflo.com .

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Lakeshore Learning Materials Recalls Children's Toy Boxes 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.

Product: What's Inside? Soft Toy Boxes

Units: About 3,600

Manufacturer: Lakeshore Learning Materials, of Carson, Calif.

Hazard: The head of the stuffed butterfly toy can detach from the body, posing a choking hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: Lakeshore has received three reports of the head of the butterfly detaching from the body. No injuries were reported.

Description: The recalled product is a soft, multi-colored box with a different color on each side. "What's Inside?" is embroidered on the front of the box and symbols of a lion, flower and purple butterfly are stitched on another side. Each feely box contains ten small stuffed pieces. The piece affected by this recall is the pink and purple butterfly.

Sold by: Lakeshore Learning Materials stores nationwide and Toys To Grow On(tm) catalogs from September 2008 through February 2009 for about $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled product away from children and contact Lakeshore to receive a free replacement butterfly.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lakeshore Learning Materials at (800) 428-4414 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.lakeshorelearning.com .

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May 1, 2009 Deadline Approaching for Remedy Change in Recall Program; Consumers Urged to Replace Dangerous Home Heating Vent Pipes

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and various home heating furnace, boiler, and high-temperature plastic vent pipe (HTPV) manufacturers are urging home owners who have not yet responded to the previously-announced 1998 recall, to do so immediately. After May 1, 2009, the remedy consumers receive will change.

The recall originally included about 250,000 Plexvent and Ultravent HTPV pipe systems attached to gas or propane mid-efficiency furnaces and boilers in homes. The HTPV pipes can crack or separate at the joints and leak deadly carbon monoxide (CO) gas. After checking the vent pipes, consumers should call (800) 758-3688 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to sign up for HTPV pipe system replacement.

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