Thursday, May 28, 2009

Home Depot Recalls Patio Umbrellas Due to Risk of Impact Injury

/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: Offset Patio Umbrellas
Units: About 60
Importer: The Home Depot, of Atlanta, Ga.

Hazard: The patio umbrella and its pole could tip over and strike consumers if the umbrella's collar or sleeve is not removed prior to closing the umbrella, posing a risk of impact injury to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Home Depot has received one report of a recalled patio umbrella tipping over and breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The patio umbrellas are beige with a brown offset pole. They stand 11 feet tall. The base is a brown cross about 18 inches long.

Sold at: The Home Depot stores nationwide from January 2009 through February 2009 for about $250.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled patio umbrellas and return them to any Home Depot store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact The Home Depot toll free at (866) 403-5504 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.homedepot.com.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Outdoor Play Sets Sold Exclusively at Toys"R"Us Recalled by Step2(r) Due to Fall Hazard; Swings Can Break

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: Step2 Play Up Gym play sets

Units: About 4,300

Manufacturer: The Step2 Company LLC, of Streetsboro, Ohio

Hazard: The triangular hangers that attach the swing's ropes to the upper rail of the play set can break, posing a fall hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: Step2 has received 17 reports of hangers breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Step2 Play Up Gym play sets. The recalled outdoor play sets include a platform, climber, slide area and two swings and have a model number of 797300. A red "Step2" logo plate is attached to the front of the play set. Play sets that have hangers with white plastic bushings are not subject to this recall.

Sold at: Toys"R"Us stores nationwide from January 2009 through April 2009 for about $400.

Manufactured in: China (hanger component), United States (play set)

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled play sets and contact Step 2 to receive a set of replacement hangers and instructions.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Step2 at (800) 347-8372 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.step2.com

Trampolines Recalled by Skywalker Holdings; Enclosure Problems Can Result in 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: 13-foot Square Trampolines

Units: About 60,000

Distributor: Skywalker Holdings LLC, of Brigham City, Utah

Hazard: The straps supporting the top of the trampoline's enclosure to the poles can fail. The enclosure could drop if these straps break, posing a risk that a user could fall from the trampoline.

Incidents/Injuries: Skywalker Holdings has received at least 250 reports of straps breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Skywalker Holdings 13-foot Square Trampoline and Enclosure Combo. The unit has blue spring pads, a black net enclosure, and a jumping mat. "Skywalker Holdings" is printed on a label located under the jumping mat and on the enclosure net.

Sold at: Specialty stores and major retailers nationwide and online from January 2007 through February 2009 for between $400 and $600.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the trampolines and contact Skywalker Holdings to obtain a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Skywalker Holdings toll-free at (866) 603-5867 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.skywalkertrampolines.com .

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Fun Express Expands Nationwide Recall of Water-Based Face Paint

Fun Express, Inc. has expanded its May 12, 2009 recall of face paint items to include two additional face paint colors. The face paints may cause skin irritation, rashes and itchiness. The additional two face paint items are being removed from the marketplace as a precautionary measure.

The face paints were manufactured by Shanghai Color Art Stationery Company Limited, Shanghai, China. Unopened packages of the face paint can be identified as a tube printed with the words Water-Based Face Paint Net Weight 1 oz. (28.3gm) Non-Toxic Made in China. The tube is on a cardboard backing with the words “Face Paint” on the front of the package and an item number in the upper right-hand corner of the backing. Directions for use, ingredients and “Distributed by Oriental Trading Co., Omaha, NE 68127” are also printed on the backing.

The following are the two additional face paint items. The item number is located on the back of the packaging.

85/2338 (White face paint)
85/2339 (Yellow face paint)

The products were distributed primarily to retail stores nationwide between April 2008 and April 2009.

If consumers have any of the recalled products remaining in their possession, they should immediately discard them.

Consumers can contact Fun Express, Inc. by calling (888) 999-0442 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm CST, Monday through Friday.

This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration.

Fun Express, Inc. is committed to the safety of its products and strives to lead the industry in product safety.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Western Bagel Baking Corporation Issues an Allergen Alert for Undeclared Egg In Publix Brand 100% Whole Wheat Sliced Bagels

The manufacturer of Publix 100% Whole Wheat Sliced Bagels is recalling a limited number of 12oz packaging of 100% Whole Wheat Sliced Bagels with lot code date of 10491 and 11291 as they may contain undeclared Egg. The lot code date may be found printed on the clip that closes the bag. Persons who have an allergy to Egg run the risk of a serious or possible life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the affected product. The UPC number may be found on the side label below the Nutrition Facts panel:

Publix 100% Whole Wheat Sliced Bagels, UPC: 41415-78290

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

“The recall was initiated after the discovery of Egg Bagels packaged inside a 100% Whole Wheat Sliced Bagel packaging. This resulted in the undeclared Egg ingredient,” said Jeff Gerber, Western Bagel Baking Corporations Quality Assurance Manager. "As part of Publix commitment to food safety, they are asking customers to return the product for a full refund or replacement. There have been no reported cases of illness. Consumers with questions may contact Publix at 1-800-242-1227."

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Ross Stores Recalls Benches 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: 39" St. Anne Acacia Benches

Units: About 225

Importer: Ross Stores Inc., of Pleasanton, Calif.

Hazard: The bench frame can collapse when weight is placed on it, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Ross Stores has received two reports of incidents but no reports of injuries.

Description: The benches are made of acacia wood with SKU 400037765413 and manufacturer style number GB1F printed on a hangtag attached to the bench. The acacia wood benches measure 39" wide, 20" deep and 36" high.

Sold at: Ross Stores nationwide in March 2009 for about $90.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these benches immediately and return them to any Ross Store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information contact Ross at (877) 455-7677 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.rossstores.com .

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Bunn-O-Matic Recalls Single Cup Tea/Coffeemakers 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: Bunn® Single Cup Pod Brewers

Units: About 35,600

Manufacturer: Bunn-O-Matic Corp., of Springfield, Ill.

Hazard: The pod drawer of the pod brewer can open unexpectedly during a brew cycle, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Bunn-O-Matic has received 10 reports of the drawer opening unexpectedly, including one report of minor burns.

Description: This recall involves Bunn® Single Pod Brewers. Models included in the recall are MCP (My Café Pourover) and MCA (My Café Automatic). The pod brewers have a black body with stainless backsplash and measure 12 inches high by 8 inches wide. "Bunn®" is printed on the front and lights up when the pod brewer is on.

Sold at: Web retailers, department and hardware stores nationwide between August 2004 and March 2009 for about $300.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coffeemakers and contact the firm to obtain two replacement pod drawers.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bunn-O-Matic at (800) 741-3405 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.bunn.com .

Girl's Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled by Ely and Walker 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: Cumberland Outfitters Girl's Hooded Sweatshirts

Units: About 580

Distributor: Ely and Walker, of Lebanon, Tenn.

Hazard: The sweatshirts 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: This recall involves Cumberland Outfitters girl's hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings. The sweatshirts were sold in four colors (melon, white, purple, and turquoise) and in sizes XS to L. Graphic designs such as a horse, vine or flower are printed on the front and back of the sweatshirts. RN number 14119 and one of the following style numbers are printed on the care label: 561560EC, 561565CO, 561570RA and 561575TU.

Sold at: Department and apparel retail stores nationwide from April 2007 through April 2009 for between $19 and $24.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also return the garment to either the place of purchase or to Ely and Walker for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ely and Walker at (800) 359-1878 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.elyandwalker.com .

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Gothic Cabinet Craft Recalls Bunk Beds Due to Fall Hazard

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

Name of Product: Twin, Twin Extra-Large, and Twin Over Full Bunk Beds

Units: About 1,500

Manufacturer: Gothic Cabinet Craft Inc., of Maspeth, N. Y.

Hazard: The bunk beds do not have sufficient headboards, footboards, or guardrails and have gaps between parts of the upper bunk that could allow a child's body to pass through but not a child's head. These bunk beds pose a fall, entrapment, and strangulation hazard to children and violate the spacing requirements of the federal bunk bed safety standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: Both metal and wooden bunk beds are being recalled. The bunk bed styles include dark oak and metal, solid pine, others come with six drawers as part of the base.

Sold by: Retail stores in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area from June 2000 through October 2008 for between $225 and $850.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these bunk beds and contact Gothic Cabinet Craft Inc. to schedule an appointment and free repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Gothic Cabinet Craft Outlet toll free at (877) 946-8442 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.gothiccabinetcraft.com

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Obama Administration Launches Food Safety Working

New Web Site, www.foodsafetyworkinggroup.gov, Will Serve as Hub for Citizens and Stakeholders to Stay Informed and Provide Input

Responding to President Obama’s directive to upgrade the nation’s food safety system, the White House Food Safety Working Group, led by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, launched a Web site to provide information about the group’s activities and progress.

“The Working Group will be an important tool for gathering ideas as to how we can strengthen the food safety system to be more accountable and accessible to the public it protects, flexible enough to quickly resolve new safety challenges that emerge, and able to meet the robust needs of our rapidly changing world,” said Vilsack.

“Families have enough to worry about. You shouldn’t have to wonder if the food you buy at the grocery store is safe,” said Sebelius. “Our Working Group is working hard to modernize our food safety system and protect the American people. The Web site will help ensure all Americans can share their thoughts and contribute to this important process.”

The Web site, www.foodsafetyworkinggroup.gov will be an important resource for people who want to stay apprised of the Working Group’s progress, learn about food safety tools and practices, and share their views on how to improve the food safety system. The Web site features social bookmarking tools including an RSS feed and a widget that can be downloaded to help individuals stay informed.

Last week, representatives from the White House Food Safety Working Group met and outlined principles to meet the President’s goal. In the weeks to come, the Food Safety Working Group will provide additional opportunities to engage stakeholders in conversations and help shape these principles.

A comprehensive approach to an improved national food safety system links statutory modernization to regulatory actions and public health outcomes. The public health approach that serves as the basis of the Working Group’s efforts focuses resources according to risk, applies the best available science and high quality data to the decision-making process, and strives for seamless coordination among federal agencies and their state, local and international public health partners.
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Domega International Co Ltd, Issues an Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in FMD Brand Spiced Bean

DOMEGA INTERNATIONAL LTD., INC., of 1916 W 13TH Street, Brooklyn, NY 11223 is recalling FMD BRAND SPICED BEAN because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled FMD BRAND SPICED BEAN is sold in an un-coded, clear 80 gram vacuum packed plastic bag and is a product of China. The product was sold nationwide.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in FMD BRAND SPICED BEAN which did not declare sulfites 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 product. Consumers who have purchased FMD BRAND SPICED BEAN should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-646-388-3032.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cannondale Recalls Bicycles; JD Forks Can Lose Alignment, Posing 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: Bicycles with JD suspension forks

Units: About 1,500

Importer: Cannondale Bicycle Corp., of Bethel, Conn.

Manufacturer: JD Components, of Taiwan

Hazard: The recalled bicycle's fork can lose alignment causing the front wheel to turn unexpectedly. This can cause the rider to lose control of the bicycle and crash.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves model year 2008 Cannondale Adventure 2, Adventure 3, Adventure 2 Feminine and Adventure 3 Feminine bicycles. The model name is printed on the bicycle's frame. The bicycles have a suspension fork with the words "cannondale AT35 adventure trail" printed on them. Bicycles equipped with the Rock Shox i-ride fork are not included in the recall.

Sold at: Cannondale bicycle dealers from February 2009 through April 2009 for between $600 and $800.

Manufactured in: Taiwan (the forks only)

Remedy: Consumers should stop riding the recalled bicycles immediately and contact their dealer to arrange for a free repair.

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

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Trek Recalls Bicycles; JD Forks Can Lose Alignment, Posing 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: Bicycles with JD suspension forks

Units: About 16,000

Importer: Trek Bicycle Corp., of Waterloo, Wisc.

Manufacturer: JD Components, of Taiwan

Hazard: The recalled bicycle's fork can lose alignment causing the front wheel to turn unexpectedly. This can cause the rider to lose control of the bicycle and crash.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been four reports of misaligned forks. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves model year 2009 Trek 7300, 7300WSD, and 7500 bicycles. The model name is printed on the bicycle's frame. The bicycles have a suspension fork with the words "Bontrager SPA" printed on them.

Sold at: Trek bicycle dealers nationwide from August 2008 through April 2009 for between $640 and $940.

Manufactured in: Taiwan (the forks only)

Remedy: Consumers should stop riding the recalled bicycles immediately and contact their dealer to arrange for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Trek at (800) 382-2453 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.trekbikes.com .

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Norco Recalls Bicycle Frames 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: Norco Bicycle Frames

Units: About 3,600

Manufacturer: Norco Performance Bikes, of British Columbia, Canada

Hazard: The bicycle frame can crack and separate, causing a rider to fall from the bicycle and suffer injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: Norco has received one report of a rider who fractured their collar bone after falling from the bicycle.

Description: The recalled bicycle frames include the following model year and model names: 2007 Team DH, 2008 Team DH, Aline Park, Aline, Atomik, Shore 1,2,3, 2009 Atomik (without gussets). All colors are included in the recall and the model name is printed on a decal on the top tube of each frame/bike.

Sold at: Various bicycle distributors nationwide from September 2006 through February 2009 for between $2,000 and $7,000.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: All owners should immediately stop using the bicycle frame and contact a local Norco dealer or Norco directly for information regarding receiving a possible replacement frame.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact your local Norco dealer or call (800) 663-8916 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday PT or visit the firm's Web site at www.norco.com or e-mail at recall@norco.com .

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Digital Clamp Meters Recalled by Fluke Due to Shock 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: Fluke Digital Clamp Meters

Units: About 52,000

Manufacturer: Fluke Corp., of Everett, Wash.

Hazard: The meters can fail to give an appropriate voltage reading, resulting in the operator falsely believing the electrical power is off, posing a shock, electrocution, or thermal burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Fluke has received three reports of clamp meters displaying an incorrect voltage reading. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Fluke Digital Clamp Meters with model and serial numbers listed below. The model number may be followed by an "A."

Model No. Starting With
Serial No. Starting with
Serial No. Ending In

333:
97010000
98880240

334:
97010000
98870101

335:
97010000
98860104

336:
96220000
98900400

337:
96070000
98890607

Serial numbers that begin with "S" or are followed by "R" are not included in the recall. "Fluke" and the model number are printed on the front of the unit and the serial number on the back. The instrument body is yellow, red, and black. The clamp meters measure 0 to 600 volts alternating current (VAC), 0 to 600 volts direct current (VDC) and 0 to 400, 600 or 1000 amps alternating current.

Sold at: Industrial distributors, electrical wholesalers and some hardware stores nationwide from January 2008 through February 2009 for between $150 and $375.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recalled Digital Clamp Meters immediately and contact Fluke for a free replacement clamp meter.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fluke toll-free at (888) 983-5853 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.fluke.com/33Xrecall .

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Friday, May 15, 2009

HP Recalls Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire 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: Lithium-Ion batteries used in Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computers

Units: About 70,000

Importer: Hewlett-Packard Co., of Palo Alto, Calif.

Hazard: The recalled lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm and CPSC are aware of two reports of batteries that overheated and ruptured, resulting in flames/fire that caused minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are used with various HP and Compaq notebook computers. Models that can contain a recalled battery include:

HP Pavilion
dv2000
dv2500
dv2700
dv6000
dv6500
dv6700
dv9000
dv9500
dv9700

Compaq Presario
A900
C700
F700
V3000
V3500
V3700
V6000
V6500
V6700

HP
G6000
G7000

HP Compaq
6720s

The notebook model is located at the top of the service label on the bottom of the notebook. Batteries that can be subject to the recall will have one of the following bar code labels (^ in the code can be any letter or number):

62940^^AXV^^^^
65033^^B7U^^^^
65033^^B7V^^^^
65033^^BGU^^^^
65035^^B7U^^^^
65035^^B7V^^^^
65035^^BGU^^^^
65035^^BGV^^^^
67059^^V8U^^^^
67059^^V8V^^^^

Sold at: Computer and electronics stores nationwide, hp.com and hpshopping.com from August 2007 through March 2008 for between $500 and $3000. The battery packs were also sold separately for between $100 and $160.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the recalled battery from their notebook computer and contact HP to determine if their battery is included in the recall and to request a free replacement battery. After removing the recalled battery from their notebook computer, consumers may use the AC adapter to power the computer until a replacement battery arrives. Consumers should only use batteries obtained from HP or an authorized reseller.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, visit the HP Battery Replacement Program Web site at http://www.hp.com/support/BatteryReplacement or call (800) 889-2031 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

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Folding Toy Beach Chairs Recalled by Build-A-Bear Workshop Due to Laceration 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: Folding Toy Beach Chair for Stuffed Animals

Units: About 260,000 chairs in the United States and 9,700 in Canada

Importer: Build-A-Bear Workshop(r), of St. Louis, Mo.

Hazard: This toy chair legs can bruise, pinch or cut fingers if caught while folding.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been eight injuries reported.

Description: This recall involves a wood frame, canvas seat, toy beach chair for stuffed animals. Some styles include an attached pillow. The toy chairs are blue (style #'s 002281, 004463, 009907, 011565, 102281, 109907, 111565), red (style #'s 007391, 011566, 107391, 111566), fuchsia/white stripe (style #'s 013226, 113226), Orange/white stripe (style #'s 013227, 113227).

Sold by: Build-A-Bear Workshop stores nationwide and online at www.buildabear.com from March 2001 through October 2008 for about $8 in the US and from March 2003 through October 2008 in for about $10 in Canada.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Return the toy beach chair to any Build-A-Bear Workshop store to receive an $8 USD/$10 CDN store coupon. If it is not possible to return the toy chair to a store, you can contact the company for alternate instructions on receiving a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact the Build-A-Bear Workshop toll-free at (866) 236-5683 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT, Saturday 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT, or visit the company's Web site at www.buildabear.com (PDF) .

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Eddie Bauer Play Yards with Rocking Bassinets Recalled by Dorel Juvenile Group Due to Suffocation 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: Eddie Bauer Soothe & Sway Play Yards

Units: About 71,000 in the United States and about 5,600 in Canada

Distributor: Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Ind.

Hazard: The play yard's rocking bassinet attachment can tilt when secured by straps (non-rocking mode) which can cause it to stay tilted without returning to a level sleeping surface while in the rocking mode. The tilted sleeping surface can cause an infant to roll to the corner or side of bassinet and become wedged in the corner or pressed against the side or bottom of the bassinet. This presents a risk of suffocation or positional asphyxiation.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm and CPSC have received 10 reports of infants rolling to one side, including 6 that had their faces pressed against the side or the bottom of the bassinet. One child reportedly was turning purple and was out of breath when discovered. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Eddie Bauer Soothe & Sway portable play yards. The convertible play yard has a bassinet and changing station feature. A mobile with three teddy bears was also sold with the play yard. Models included in the recall are 05046 (all units) and 05044 units manufactured before December 1, 2008. Different models were sold in Canada. Model numbers and manufacture dates are printed on a sticker on one of the support legs underneath the play yard. Manufacture dates are printed in the YY/MM/DD format.

Sold at: Target, Sears, and Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide and Internet retailers from January 2008 through May 2009 for about $150.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the bassinet attachment of the play yard and contact Dorel Juvenile Group for a $40 voucher toward the purchase of a new Dorel product. Consumers can continue using the play yard.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dorel Juvenile Group toll-free at (888) 233-4903 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.djgusa.com .

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Composite Decks Recalled by Louisiana-Pacific; Decks Can Deteriorate and Break, Posing 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: Composite Decks

Units: About 48 million linear feet (decks vary in size)

Manufacturer: Louisiana-Pacific (LP) Corp., of Nashville, Tenn.

Hazard: The recalled decking can prematurely deteriorate and unexpectedly break. Consumers can fall through broken decking and suffer serious injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: LP has received 37 reports of composite decks breaking, resulting in 14 injuries, including a broken wrist, sprained ankle, minor lacerations and bruises.

Description: The recall includes outdoor deck board and railings sold under the brand names LP WeatherBest(r), ABTCo., and Veranda(r). They are composite products that look similar to natural wood and were sold in various colors including Tuscan Walnut/Chestnut, Driftwood Grey/Greystone, Pacific Cedar and Western Redwood. Veranda decking products were manufactured by multiple firms; only products manufactured by LP are included in this recall.

Sold at: The Home Depot (Veranda(r) brand) and building product dealers (LP WeatherBest(r) and ABTCo. brands) nationwide from January 2005 to August 2008 for between $1.50 and $2.25 per linear foot.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers with the recalled decking should immediately contact LP for a free inspection. If the decking is affected by premature deterioration, LP will arrange for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LP toll-free at (888) 325-1184 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.deckingnotice.com .

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tofutti Brands Inc. Announces Precautionary Recall of 12 Pallets of Vanilla Cuties Due to Possible Trace Level Milk Contamination

Tofutti Brands Inc. has completed a precautionary investigative recall of 12 pallets of its 8-Pack VANILLA CUTIES mini sandwich frozen dessert novelties (UPC 0-20188-01301-2) due to possible trace level milk contamination reported for a limited number of lots shipped which were produced in July of 2008. VANILLA CUTIES are labeled as Milk Free and persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity or intolerance to Dairy products run the risk of serious or life-threatening injury if they consume products with milk ingredients. Tofutti Brands uses stringent quality controls to prevent milk contamination of its products and sells more than 60 million individual VANILLA CUTIES each year.

From early March to early April 2009 Tofutti Brands received telephone reports from 6 consumers who experienced skin rash symptoms after eating VANILLA CUTIES produced at a minor production facility during 3 days in July of 2008. No illness or serious injury has been reported and no further reports have been received. The suspect product in question was identified as having been produced at only this one minor facility and the 12 pallets shipped from the suspect lots have been recalled. The bulk of these 12 pallets were recalled from the New York City metro area as well as from some distributed to the Midwest, New England, the Mid Atlantic Region and California. No complaints from consumers were received from the Midwest or New England Regions. Investigation and reports from Distributors and store visits indicate that none of the suspect product remains in distribution and it is not currently being offered for sale.

The suspect product in the above 12 pallets is identified by the labeled Manufacturing facility code 360-300 which will appear on one of the two end flaps of the box of the VANILLA CUTIES. Consumers who may have purchased VANILLA CUTIES bearing this code are urged to return them to the place of purchase for full refund. This recall does not involve any of the Company’s vanilla or other flavored TOFUTTI CUTIES manufactured at its other facility. Consumers with questions may contact the Company at 908-272-2400, Monday-Friday, from 9:00AM-5:00PM EST.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Lumetique Recalls Botanika Candles 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: DayNa Decker 16 ounce Botanika Candles

Units: About 7,000

Manufacturer: Southern California Candle Co. Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.

Distributor: Lumetique Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The glass can break during use, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received ten reports of the glass breaking during use, two of which resulted in fires causing property damage to household items and carpet. One consumer reported a cut on her foot when the glass broke and another consumer reported a wax burn from blowing out the candle.

Description: The recalled candles were sold under the DayNa Decker "Botanika" brand in 16 ounce green glass vessels, 4 inches wide by 5 inches high. Botanika candles in the smaller 3 ounce and 6 ounce sizes are not included in the recall. The words "DayNa Decker" and "Bacara," "Bardou," "Clementine," "Indigo," "Leila," "Manzanita," "Sierra," "Violetta," "Yasmin" or "Zelia" appear on the bottom of the glass vessel.

Sold by: Resorts, spas, gift shops and specialty stores nationwide from March 2008 through April 2009 for about $76.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candle and contact Lumetique to receive a full credit toward the purchase of DayNa Decker brand products.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lumetique toll-free at (888) 872-0228 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.daynadecker.com

Dahon and REI Novara Folding Bicycles Recalled 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: 2008 model year Dahon and REI Novara Folding Bicycles

Units: About 11,500

Importers: Dahon California Inc., of Duarte, Calif. and Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), of Kent, Wash.

Hazard: The hinge on the handlepost can crack, posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been 25 reports of the handlepost hinge on these bicycles cracking, including one minor injury involving scrapes and bruises.

Description: This recall involves model year 2008 Dahon and REI Novara folding bicycles. The models included in the recall are as follows:

Dahon Ciao P8, Curve D3, Curve SL, Glide P8, Jetstream P8, Mu P8,
Mu P24, MU SL, Mu XL Sport, Vitesse D7 HG, Speed D7,
Speed P8, Speed TR, Speed Pro TT, Mariner D7
REI Novara Buzz FlyBy and FlyBy Shuttle

The words "Dahon" or "Novara" and the model name are printed on the bicycle. Hinges with an "R" embossed on the face of the upper handlepost hinge and/or a "Radius Handlepost" sticker on the handlepost are not included in the recall.

Sold by: Authorized Dahon California dealers and REI stores nationwide from March 2008 through April 2009 for between $430 and $1,300.

Manufactured in: Taiwan and China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact any Dahon California dealer or REI store for a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dahon California at (800) 442-3511 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.dahon.com

FDA Alerts Consumers to Recall of Water-Based Face Paints

The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to stop using certain cosmetic “Face Paint” items labeled as distributed by Oriental Trading Co., Omaha, Neb., due to adverse event reports of skin reactions in children. These items were distributed nationwide.

The FDA has learned of a cluster of adverse events in children exposed to various colors of the face paint. All exposures occurred on the same day at an organized event and included rashes, itchiness, burning sensation, and swelling where the face paints were applied. Significant microbial contamination was indicated in most of the products in testing by an FDA laboratory.

The following Face Paints manufactured by Shanghai Color Art Stationery Company Limited, Shanghai, China, are being voluntarily recalled by Fun Express Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oriental Trading Co.:

Item Number

Product Description

Universal Product Code (UPC)

85/2077

Blue Face Paint

8 8760048110 7

85/2078

Purple Face Paint

8 8760048112 1

85/2079

Red Face Paint

8 8760048114 5

85/2080

Orange Face Paint

8 8760048116 9

85/2081

Black Face Paint

8 8760048118 3

85/2082

Green Face Paint

8 8760048120 6

Fun Express Inc. is recalling the face paints from the market and FDA advises consumers to stop use of these products and discard them or return them to the retailer.

The FDA encourages consumers and health care providers to report any adverse events from face paints to the FDA as well as to state and local health authorities.

Adverse events and product quality problems can be reported to FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program:
online at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
by calling 1-800-FDA-1088
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
by fax 1-800-FDA-0178


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Dietary Supplements Worth $1.3 Million Condemned and Forfeited to the United States

Under Consent Decree FDA alleged ‘Body-building’ products contained unapproved food additive, new dietary ingredient and these products will now be destroyed

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, today entered a consent decree that condemns and forfeits to the United States for destruction about $1.3 million worth of dietary supplements.

“The court order is the result of efforts by the federal government to protect consumers from products for which there is inadequate information to assure that they do not present a significant or unreasonable risk of illness or injury,” said Michael Chappell, FDA’s acting associate commissioner for regulatory affairs. “It shows that the agency is prepared to use the necessary legal means to keep such products out of the marketplace.”

At the request of the FDA, U.S. Marshals seized more than 23,300 bottles of three dietary supplement products distributed by LG Sciences LLC, of Brighton, Mich. The seized products were marketed for use by body builders and distributed on the Internet and in retail stores under the names “Methyl 1-D,” “Methyl 1-D XL,” and “Formadrol Extreme XL.”

Based on laboratory tests, the FDA determined that the products contain one or more unapproved food additives and/or new dietary ingredients for which there is inadequate information to assure that the ingredients do not present a significant or unreasonable risk of illness or injury. Specifically, the condemned Methyl 1-D and Methyl 1-D XL contained 1,4,6-androstatriene-3,17-dione, also known as “ATD” or 1,4,6-etioallocholan-dione. The condemned Formadrol Extreme XL contained ATD and 3,6,17-androstenetrione (also known as “6-OXO”). Both of these substances are steroids that inhibit the activity of the enzyme aromatase and may be found in dietary supplements promoted to boost testosterone levels.

The FDA has no scientific information concerning the safety of the condemned products or their ingredients and, thus, cannot determine whether they represent a hazard to consumers. Under the circumstances, consumers who use or have used the products should discuss their use with their health care professionals.

The FDA also recommends that consumers consult their health care professionals if they have experienced any adverse events that they suspect are related to the products’ use.
Health care professionals and consumers may report serious adverse events (side effects) or product quality problems with the use of this product to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail, fax or phone.
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Friday, May 8, 2009

Iovate Health Sciences U.S.A., Inc. Adds Hydroxycut-Branded Product Universal Product Codes to its Voluntary Nationwide Recall

Iovate Health Sciences USA, Inc. of Blasdell, New York and Ontario, Canada announced today that it is adding Universal Product Codes (UPCs) with respect to the Hydroxycut-branded products sold in the United States and subject to the voluntary recall. These additions all involve additional packages and sizes of products previously referenced.

The UPC numbers being added to the May 1 list are as follows:

631656800265 Hydroxycut Hardcore 8 fl. oz. Grape Explosion
631656800210 Hydroxycut Hardcore 8 fl. oz. Triple Wildberry
631656001501 Hydroxycut 280ct-3 Pak Kit *Discontinued*
631656001563 Hydroxycut 280ct-6 Pak Kit *Discontinued*
631656000658 Hydroxycut 100ct-6 month supply (7 bottles+ 4 free) Kit
631656600896 Hydroxycut 2x60ct Club Pack US Kit
631656000672 Hydroxycut 100ct-1 month supply (1 bottle+1 free) Kit *Discontinued*
631656874693 Hydroxycut 58 cap 12-pack Target US Kit *Discontinued*
631656000665 Hydroxycut 100ct-3 month supply (4 bottles+2 free) Kit *Discontinued*
631656002362 Hydroxycut Sachet Twin Pack US Kit
631656860498 Hydroxycut Instant Weight Loss Shot 12 x 2oz - Wild berry US Kit
631656660623 Hydroxycut Hardcore Shredded Stack Kit120ct
631656500585 Hydroxycut 60 Rapid Release Caplets

Iovate initiated a voluntary recall when it became aware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s assessment of 23 reports about consumers having experienced liver-related problems, as well as a small number of published case reports, was different from Iovate’s analysis. On May 1, 2009, the FDA issued an advisory which states that, “Although the liver damage appears to be relatively rare, FDA believes consumers should not be exposed to unnecessary risk.” The number of adverse event reports described by the FDA is small relative to the many millions of people who have used Hydroxycut products over the 7 years referenced by the FDA. Iovate’s own assessment of the potential risk associated with the use of these products differs from that expressed by the Agency. Every product marketed by Iovate is evaluated during its development for the safety of its individual ingredients. Additionally, independent third-party experts from the leading independent scientific firm specializing in ingredient assessment, toxicology and product safety for the nutritional and pharmaceutical industry review the safety of Iovate’s ingredients and formulas before products are introduced in the marketplace. Only after this external review is completed does Iovate release a formula.

However, out of an abundance of caution and because consumer safety is Iovate’s top priority, Iovate is voluntarily recalling these Hydroxycut-branded products.

Consumers with questions about the recall can visit www.hydroxycutinformation.com for more information. Consumers can also contact the company by calling 1-877-468-2835 Monday through Friday between 9 am and 5 pm Eastern Daylight Time.

Children's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by Jason Evans Associates 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 Jackets

Units: About 1,300

Importer: Jason Evans Assoc. LLC, of Hewlett, N.Y.

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 jacket has a drawstring through the hood. They were sold in boy sizes 4, 5, 6 and 7 in colors black/grey. The RN number 30842 printed in the center back neck and style number 1708 is printed on the hangtag on the center back neck.

Sold by: Burlington Coat Factory from September 2006 through April 2009 for about $17.

Manufactured in: Pakistan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to either the place of purchase or to Jason Evans Associates for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Jason Evans Associates toll-free at (888) 683-0063 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday.

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Children's Jewelry Craft Kits Recalled by Action Products International Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

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: Abalone and Venetian Carnevale Necklace Craft Kits

Units: About 2,900 in the United States and 36 in Canada

Importer: Action Products International Inc., of Ocala, Fla.

Hazard: The lobster clasps in both craft kits contain high levels of lead. The Abalone Necklace's pendant also contains high levels of lead. Lead can be toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall includes the children's jewelry craft kits "Abalone Necklace" (item #67117) and "Venetian Carnevale Necklace" (item #67118). Both kits contain components to assemble necklaces including charms, beads, wire and clasps. The kit's name, model number, and "Curiosity Kits" are printed on the product's packaging.

Sold at: Various retailers in the U.S. and Canada from June 2007 through April 2009 for about $6.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled children's craft necklaces away from children and contact Action Products International to arrange for the necklace's return and to receive a free replacement. Shipping will be free for consumer returns.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Action Products International at (800) 772-2846 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm's Web site at www.APII.com .

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Richard Abraham Herder KG Recalls Torque Wrenches 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: Torcofix/Torcoflex and Mountz Torque Wrenches

Units: About 670

Importer: Mountz Inc., of San Jose, Calif.

Manufacturer: Richard Abraham Herder KG, of Solingen, Germany

Hazard: The internal spring mechanism on the wrench can fail or break, allowing bolts or screws to break or become unscrewed, posing a risk of injury to the user or bystander.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The wrenches were sold under three styles names: Richard Abraham Herder KG "Gedore/Rahsol" label, the Mountz "Titan" label, and the Mountz "Erico" label. Only wrenches with the serial numbers within the following ranges are included in the recall:

From serial no. | To serial no.
1268368 | 1341104
A003977 | A039760
B000493 | B032301
C000001 | C017795
E000001 | E020205
F000001 | F013249
H000001 | H000128
2174340 | 2230753

Recalled wrenches include the following product/brand names and model numbers:

Product/Brand | Name Model Nos.
GEDORE/RAHSOL TORCOFIX K with Ratchet | 4550-10; 4550-20; 4550-30; 4550-40
GEDORE/RAHSOL TORCOFLEX K with Ratchet | 3550-07; 3550-10; 3550-20; 3550-30; 3550-2006
GEDORE/RAHSOL TORCOFIX Z with Spigot | 4410-01; 4420-01; 4430-01; 4440-01
GEDORE/RAHSOL TORCOFIX SE with rectangle holder | 4100-01; 4200-02; 4201-01; 4300-01; 4301-01
GEDORE/RAHSOL TORCOFIX K US with Ratchet | 6550-15; 6551-07; 6551-10; 6551-30; 6551-60
MOUNTZ TITAN with Ratchet | 280012; 280013; 280014
MOUNTZ TITAN with Spigot | 280022; 280023; 280024
MOUNTZ ERICO ELT110D with Ratchet | Unavailable

The serial number is printed on the side of every torque wrench and the model number is printed on the label on the front and the back of the steel tube.

Sold by: Mountz Inc. through wholesale catalog sales and wholesale through industrial distributors, private label (Erico) and direct to OEM's mostly in North America from July 2006 through April 2008 for between about $150 and $300.

Manufactured in: Solingen, Germany

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wrenches and contact Richard Abraham Herder KG to receive a repair or replacement wrench. Recalled wrenches can be sent to:

KLANN Tools, Inc.
7187 Bryhawke Circle, Suite 700
North Charleston, SC 29418

Mountz, Inc.
1080 North 11th Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact KLANN Tools toll-free at (866) 367-5526 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail klanntools@knology.net or visit the firm's Web site at www.klanngedore.com .

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LeClerc Foods Announces a Limited Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Market Pantry Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bars due to Unlabeled Peanut Allergen

Leclerc Foods has initiated a limited voluntary recall of a single lot of Market Pantry Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bar packages with UPC Code 85239 20124 and a “Best By” date of 18JAN2010.

The recall was initiated as a precautionary measure after it was discovered that product was mispackaged and the retail units may also contain Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars and S’more Bars. As a result the ingredient statement on the retail package does not include peanuts as an ingredient. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The wrappers of the individual bars within the retail package have correct variety name on it. However, out of an abundance of precaution, the mispackaged product is being recalled.

No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date.

The product is available in 15.2 oz. boxes containing 18 bars per box and the date code is found printed in white on the right side of the box. The “Best By” date of 18JAN2010 is the only date code affected by the recall. This product was distributed in Target stores in 35 states (AK, AL, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA RI, SC, UT, VA, WA WI, WY).

No other Market Pantry products are involved in this recall.

The safety and quality of Leclerc Foods USA, Inc. products are of utmost importance to the company.

Consumers are advised not to consume these items and may return the items to Target for a refund or they may call Target Guest Relations at 1-800-316-6151.

Consumers with additional questions on the recall may contact Leclerc Foods Customer Service at 1-800-463-6144, Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm EDT.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

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Wagner Spray Tech Recalls Paint Sprayers Due to 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: Wagner Paint Sprayers

Units: About 35,000

Importer: Wagner Spray Tech Corp., of Plymouth, Minn.

Hazard: The on-off switch can be dislodged from the casing, resulting in exposure of electrical connections. This can pose an electrical shock hazard to the consumer.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been no reported incidents or injuries.

Description: This recall includes the Wagner Control Spray Plus Model 0414248. This model number can be found on a white label located on the side of the motor housing. The following date codes are affected by this recall and can be found stamped on the bottom of the motor housing near the air hose connection:

Control Spray Plus (Model Number 0414248):

Manufactured Date Code:
Y182R thru Y365R
Z001R thru Z366R
A001R thru A021R

Sold by: Major chain home centers and hardware stores nationwide from August 2007 through April 2009 for about $99.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the sprayers, and contact Wagner for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Wagner toll-free at (888) 925-6244 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at www.wagnerspraytech.com .

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Ambler Mountain Works Recalls Children's Knitted Hats 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: Erwin Beanie and Poseidon Beanie Children's Knitted Hats

Units: About 370

Manufacturer: Ambler Mountain Works, of Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Hazard: The eyeballs on the Erwin Beanie and the octopus legs on the Poseidon Beanie can come loose, posing a potential choking hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of one incident involving the detachment of the legs of the octopus. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The Erwin Beanie is primarily green and white yarn knitted to configure a frog with white eyeballs and a red smile. The Poseidon Beanie comes in several colors of yarn and has hand sewn turtles, whales and octopus attached to the beanie. The beanies have the firm's logos "Ambler" or "A" printed on a fabric tag.

Sold at: Specialty sports and ski shops nationwide from September 2008 through November 2008 for about $30.

Manufactured in: Nepal

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the beanies and return them to Ambler Mountain for a free product replacement or cut off the frog's eyes and the octopus legs and permanently dispose of them.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ambler at (888) 267-6968 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday to Friday or by email Ambler at returns@amblermw.com

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mayfield Dairy Farms Issues Voluntary Recall of Mayfield Homemade Vanilla Select Ice Cream

/PRNewswire/ -- Mayfield Dairy Farms announced today that it is voluntarily recalling 1.5-quart containers of Mayfield Homemade Vanilla Select Ice Cream with a code date of 03/17/10 and a Universal Product Code (UPC) number of 75243 20148. The recall was initiated because the affected product may have been contaminated with ammonia, which may cause headache, nausea, vomiting and irritation of the throat. No other code dates or Mayfield Dairy Farms products are involved in this recall.

This recall includes 14,084 units. The affected product was distributed through numerous retail outlets in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. Mayfield's route sales personnel and distributors are working with retail stores to recover the remaining product.

HOW TO IDENTIFY THE RECALLED PRODUCT

This recall includes only 1.5-quart containers of Mayfield Homemade Vanilla Select Ice Cream with a code date of 03/17/10 and plant code of 010176. Consumers should look for this information on the rim of the lid. The UPC number is 75243 20148 and is located on the end of the package. No other code dates or Mayfield Dairy Farms products are involved in this recall.

Mayfield has ceased distribution of the affected product. Consumers who have this product should not consume it. They should discard the product and return the package to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. The company apologizes for any inconvenience to its customers. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 1-800-MAYFIELD (1-800-629-3435).

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Recalls Hooded Girls' Raincoats 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: Pumpkin Patch Hooded Girls' Raincoats

Units: About 800

Distributor: Pumpkin Patch LLC, of San Mateo, Calif.

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

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the Pumpkin Patch hooded raincoat with drawstrings in girls sizes 2 through 10. The raincoat is a trench coat style and is red with pink polka-dots.

Sold at: Pumpkin Patch stores nationwide and on-line at www.pumpkinpatchusa.com from July 2008 through February 2009 for about $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the raincoats to eliminate the hazard, or contact Pumpkin Patch for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pumpkin Patch at 1-866-898-0344 , or visit Pumpkin Patch's Web site at www.pumpkinpatchusa.com, or e-mail the firm at ProductRecall.USA@pumpkinpatchusa.com .

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Jardine Announces Second Recall Expansion of Cribs Sold by Babies'R'Us; Cribs Pose Entrapment and Strangulation 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: Jardine Cribs

Units: About 96,000 (320,000 units were previously recalled in June 2008 and 56,450 units were recalled in January 2009)

Manufacturer: Jardine Enterprises, of Taipei, Taiwan

Hazard: The wooden crib slats can break, creating a gap, which can pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received 31 incident reports of slats breaking, including two reports of children becoming entrapped in the gap created by the broken slat on the crib models identified below. In 10 of these incidents, consumers reported that their child broke the slat while in the crib. There was one report of minor injuries (bumps and abrasions.)

Description: This recall involves 7 models of Jardine wooden cribs with the date codes identified below. Cribs with other date codes are not affected by this recall. The date code and model number are printed on the label located on the inside of the bottom rail of the headboard or footboard.

Additional Recalled Jardine Cribs

Model # | Description | Date Code Between

0102B00 | Drop-side Natural Olympia Single | 9/2005-1/2007
0102E00 | Drop-side Dark Pine Olympia Single | 9/2005-1/2008
0302P00 | Black Olympia Lifetime | 11/2005-5/2008
0302C00 | White Olympia Lifetime | 6/2006-12/2006
0312D00 | Americana Pecan 4-in-1 | 5/2006-11/2007
0308L00 | Antique Walnut Capri | 4-in-1 12/2005-11/2007
0108C00 | Drop-side White Capri Single | 8/2006-11/2007

Sold at: KidsWorld, Geoffrey Stores, Toys "R" Us, and Babies "R" Us stores nationwide, and at babiesrus.com, from September 2005 through April 2009 for between $220 and $330.

Manufactured in: China and Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Jardine to receive a full credit toward the purchase of a new crib. Jardine will provide consumers with detailed instructions for purchasing cribs in retail stores and online.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Jardine at (800) 646-4106 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.jardinecribrecall.com/ .

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Gap Recalls Children's Coats; Toggles Can Break and Detach Posing 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: babyGap Children's Coats

Units: About 19,200 in the U.S. and 3,900 in Canada

Retailer: Gap Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The coats have toggle fasteners that could break and detach from the coat, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves three different children's coat styles with toggles including Rose Toggle Hoodie (style 600298), Pink Duffle Coat (style 600344), and Blue Plaid and Mojave Toggle Coat (style 600942). The coats were sold in infant sizes up to 24 months and are made of cotton, polyester, or polyester/acrylic. The toggles are light tan plastic and about 1 3/4 inches long.

Sold at: babyGap, GapKids and Gap Stores nationwide and at www.gap.com from October 2008 through April 2009 for between $20 and $50.

Manufactured in: China and Indonesia

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled coats away from children and return them to any babyGap, GapKids, or Gap store for a full refund. Consumers who return the coats before August 31, 2009 will also receive a 20 percent off coupon for a regular priced item. Contact Gap to return by mail if purchased online.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gap toll-free at (888) 747-3704 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET, visit www.gap.com, or email the firm at custserv@gap.com .

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