Monday, December 27, 2010

Brand Castle, LLC Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Egg In Icing Of Licensed Rice Krispies Treats Holiday Village Kit Distributed Through Michaels Retail Stores Only

Brand Castle, LLC is recalling its licensed Rice Krispies Treats Holiday Village Kit. This recall was initiated because the icing component of the kit contains undeclared egg; no other components of the kit are affected. People who have allergies to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

Approximately 20,000 of the recalled Holiday Village Kits were distributed to Michaels retail stores in the U.S. and Canada. This Holiday Village Kit is not produced by the Kellogg Company, although the product does contain Kellogg’s Rice Krispies. There is no labeling issue with the Rice Krispies.

The product comes in a 23.5-ounce cardboard package, marked with a UPC Code of 8-44527-02106-9 and is identified with the following expiration dates: 15 Oct 2012; 16 Oct 2012; and 02 Nov 2012.

One (1) allergic reaction has been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that an incorrect icing pouch was packaged with the Holiday Village Kits. This recall is limited to the Holiday Village Kit and does not include the Train, Snowman or Holiday House kits.

Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Brand Castle, LLC at 216-292-7700 from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm ET, Monday – Friday or www.craftycookingkits.com9.

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South Florida Bakery Issues Recall for Publix Bakery Coconut Macaroons (Coquitos)

South Florida Bakery is issuing a voluntary recall on all lot codes of Publix Bakery Coconut Macaroons (Coquitos). This includes several varieties:

* Coconut Macaroons (Coquitos), 21oz – UPC 41415-95290
* Mini Coconut Macaroons (Mini Coquitos), 12oz - UPC 10878-90011
* Mini Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Chips (Mini Coquitos con Pedazos de Chocolate), 12oz – UPC 10878-90012
* Mini Coconut Macaroons with Confetti Sprinkles (Mini Coquitos con Dulcecitos de Colores), 12oz.- UPC 10878-90013

The UPC may be found on the back label below the Nutritional Facts panel.

The pre-packaged coconut macaroons were sold in 21oz and 12 oz plastic dome containers exclusively in the retail bakeries of Publix Super Markets throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. The products are being recalled due to an undeclared milk ingredient present in a small amount in the product. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

“The packaging error was detected during a routine quality and label review by Publix,” said Rick Bernardo of South Florida Bakery. “There have been no reported cases of illness. Customers who have purchased the product may return it to their local Publix for a full refund or replacement. Consumers with questions may contact South Florida Bakery at 1-305-256-1777, M-F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, EST.”

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Friday, December 24, 2010

FDA announces recall of Abbott glucose test strips

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today (December 22) announced the agency is working with Abbott Diabetes Care to recall 359 different lots of glucose test strips marketed under the following brand names:

* Precision Xceed Pro;
* Precision Xtra;
* Medisense Optium;
* Optium;
* OptiumEZ; and
* ReliOn Ultima

These strips are used with Abbott’s Precision Xtra, Precision Xceed Pro, MediSense Optium, Optium, Optium EZ and ReliOn Ultima blood glucose monitoring systems. As many as 359 million strips may be affected by the recall. The blood glucose monitoring systems are not affected by this recall.

The recall pertains to certain lots of these test strips distributed in the United States and Puerto Rico. Other Abbott Diabetes Care products are not affected by the recall.

The test strips being recalled may give falsely low blood glucose results. False results may lead patients to try to raise their blood glucose unnecessarily, or they may fail to treat elevated blood glucose because of a false, low reading. Both scenarios pose risks to a patient’s health.

The recall is related to the test strips’ inability to absorb enough blood for monitoring. Strips exposed to warm weather or prolonged storage may be more likely to provide a false result.

The test strips were manufactured between January and September 2010 and are sold both in retail and online settings directly to consumers, but are also used in health care facilities.

The FDA has provided recommendations for consumers and health care professionals below that explain how to determine whether a particular lot is affected, how to order free replacement strips and how to use recalled strips to reduce the likelihood a false result.

“Patients with diabetes should be aware of the recalled glucose test strips and take steps to prevent them from affecting their health,” said Alberto Gutierrez, Ph.D., director for the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics in FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “FDA and Abbott are reviewing the cause of the manufacturing defect to avoid this problem in the future.”

To determine if you have product being recalled:

* Call Abbott Diabetes Care customer service at 1-800-448-5234 (English) and 1-800-709-7010 (Spanish) to speak with a customer service representative.
* Visit www.precisionoptiuminfo.com to look up test strip lot numbers.

Consumers should report serious adverse events (side effects) with the device to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail, fax, or phone.

* Online
* Regular Mail: use postage-paid, pre-addressed Form FDA 3500 available at: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm. Mail to address on the pre-addressed form.
* Fax: 800-FDA-0178
* Phone: 800-332-1088

Recommendations for Consumers Who Purchased the Precision Xtra, Optium, OptiumEZ, and ReliOn Ultima Blood Glucose Blood Glucose Test Strips

For consumers who purchased test strips in retail stories or online, FDA recommends:

* Calling Abbott for a replacement of the affected strips. Abbott will send you unaffected Precision Xtra, Optium, OptiumEZ, and ReliOn Ultima Blood Glucose Test Strips at no charge.
* While waiting for the replacement strips to arrive, use an alternate method to measure blood glucose (such as a different test system) or purchase at least two weeks worth of new, unaffected strips while waiting for replacement strips.
* If you purchase Precision Xtra, Optium, OptiumEZ, and ReliOn Ultima Blood Glucose Test Strips in a store or online, check to be sure these are from unaffected lots. Ask a pharmacist to help you.
* If the only test strips available to you are from affected lots, do not stop testing your blood glucose. But do take the following two precautions to reduce the chance of erroneous reading:

Precaution 1: Check the amount of time it takes for your blood glucose meter to start the “countdown” after you first apply blood to the test strip. Start timing immediately after blood first makes contact with the test strip. If your meter takes longer than five (5) seconds to start the countdown that test strip is defective and the result should not be used.

Check the time for each test strip you use because all of the strips in a package may not be affected to the same degree.

Precaution 2: If any reading from a strip appears lower than you would expect or does not seem to match the way you are feeling, you should contact your health care provider.

Pay special attention to signs and symptoms of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

* Symptoms of high blood sugar include excessive thirst, excessive urination, blurred vision, weakness, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or are not feeling well, contact your health care professional immediately.
* Symptoms of low blood sugar may include trembling, excessive sweating, weakness, hunger, confusion, and headache. Some individuals may have no symptoms at all before they develop unconsciousness or seizures. It is important to treat low blood sugars promptly to avoid loss of consciousness or a seizure. If you are unable to obtain unaffected strips, you should contact your health care provider for advice on how to treat these symptoms before they occur.

Recommendations for Health care Professionals using Precision Xceed Pro Blood Glucose System

If you have affected strips, FDA recommends the following:

* If available, immediately switch to using test strips from unaffected lots.
* If your facility does not have any test strips from unaffected lots, and you have immediate access to an alternate Point of Care blood glucose testing system within your healthcare facility, discontinue use of the Precision Xceed Pro Blood Glucose Test System and use the alternate method until you can obtain unaffected Precision Xceed Pro Blood Glucose Test Strip lots.
* If your facility does not have test strips from unaffected lots, and you do NOT have immediate access to an alternate Point of Care blood glucose testing system, FDA recommends the following procedures:

1. Verify any critical glucose test results (e.g., test results that may be used to adjust insulin therapy in vulnerable patient populations) generated on the Precision Xceed Pro Blood Glucose Test System using a central laboratory blood glucose method. Medical judgment should be applied when deciding whether to act on results prior to verification.
2. Verify any Precision Xceed Pro Blood Glucose Test System results that do not match a patient’s symptoms, or seem unexpected for the patient’s clinical status, using a central laboratory blood glucose method.
3. When using the Precision Xceed Pro Blood Glucose Test System, take precautions to reduce the chance of an erroneous reading. Limited evidence suggests that results may be accurate using strips from affected lots if fill time does not exceed five seconds. Monitor the amount of time it takes for the Precision Xceed Blood Glucose Meter to start the “countdown” after blood is first applied to the test strip. If the amount of time exceeds five (5) seconds, discard that test strip immediately because the blood glucose result may be erroneously low. In addition, if this occurs:
i. Note the specific lot number of that test strip;
ii. Notify Abbott Diabetes Care to report the observed problem with that lot by calling 1-877-529-7185;
iii. Make sure to check fill time on each individual strip during use and do not assume if one strip in a package/lot appears to be unaffected, that all strips in that package/lot are unaffected.

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Pfizer To Recall One Lot Of Lipitor In The U.S.

Pfizer has announced that it intends to recall one lot—approximately 19,000 bottles—of Lipitor 40 mg tablets (atorvastatin calcium) distributed in the U.S. The recall stems from one customer report of an uncharacteristic odor related to the bottles in which these lots of Lipitor were packaged. The bottles were supplied by a third-party bottle manufacturer.

A medical assessment found that the risk of health consequences to patients appears to be minimal.

The market action is the result of Pfizer’s increased surveillance of odor-related issues after other reports in the industry. This increased surveillance also led to three earlier recalls of Lipitor, implemented in August, October and November of 2010, in response to infrequent complaints of uncharacteristic odor.

The odor is consistent with the presence of 2, 4, 6 tribromoanisole (TBA), which was found at a very low level in a complaint sample bottle during the investigation leading to the first product recall. Research indicates that a major source of TBA appears to be 2, 4, 6-tribromonophenol (TBP), a chemical used as a wood preservative. Although TBP often is applied to pallets used to transport and store a variety of products, Pfizer prohibits the utilization of TBP-treated wood in the shipment of its medicines.

For the U.S. FDA’s perspective on TBA and health risk, click on the following web site: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Guidances/ucm192869.htm#59

The company has taken quick action to ensure its product continues to meet the company’s high quality and patient safety standards. We have identified the source of the odor, and we are enacting rigorous measures to prevent odor-related issues going forward. The lot that will be recalled was packaged and shipped before these changes went into effect in August of this year. As previously reported, product filled in bottles made by the supplier prior to those changes may still be on the market, so it is possible that additional recalls could be necessary.

Pfizer has a very rigorous quality and compliance program that includes a highly sensitive surveillance system, which has enabled Pfizer to quickly detect and respond to the odor-related issue. Our market actions reflect the rigor of our quality control system and a commitment to act rapidly and in the best interest of our customers. The well being of patients who take our medicines is our first priority.

Pfizer does not anticipate a product shortage resulting from the recall.
LIPITOR Recall Information

Pfizer recalled specific bottles of LIPITOR (40 mg only) due to a small number of reports of an uncharacteristic odor related to the bottles in which LIPITOR is packaged. A medical assessment has determined that the odor is not likely to cause adverse health consequences in patients taking LIPITOR. There is no need to take any action if you take LIPITOR; please continue to take your medication as prescribed by your doctor. However, if you take LIPITOR 40 mg and experience an uncharacteristic odor associated with your medication, please return the tablets to your pharmacist.

Pfizer is committed to the safety of patients who take our medicines. Pfizer is working closely with the bottle supplier to determine the cause of the odor problem and to rapidly address it. Pfizer responded rapidly to ensure LIPITOR continues to meet the company’s high quality standards. We will continue to actively monitor the situation and take any action necessary to ensure patient safety and maintain the quality of our products.

If you have any questions about LIPITOR, please contact your doctor or your pharmacist or call 1-888-LIPITOR.

Common Questions

Why was LIPITOR recalled?
Pfizer has recalled specific “lots” or batches of LIPITOR (40 mg only) due to a small number of reports of an uncharacteristic odor related to the bottles in which the product is packaged. We have identified the source of the odor, and we are implementing rigorous measures to prevent odor-related issues going forward.

Where can people go for more information about the recall?
If you have any questions about the recall please call 1-888-LIPITOR. If you have specific questions about your medication, you may also call your doctor or pharmacist.

I take LIPITOR. What should I do?
Pfizer recalled only specific bottles of LIPITOR 40 mg due to a small number of reports of an uncharacteristic odor and a medical assessment has determined that the odor is not likely to cause adverse health consequences in patients taking LIPITOR. Medication should always be taken as prescribed by a doctor. If you take LIPITOR 40 mg and experience an uncharacteristic odor associated with your medication, please return the tablets to your pharmacist.

If you take LIPITOR and experience an odd smell or odor, what should you do?
Pfizer recalled only specific bottles of LIPITOR 40 mg due to a small number of reports of an uncharacteristic odor and a medical assessment has determined that the odor is not likely to cause adverse health consequences in patients taking LIPITOR. If you take LIPITOR 40 mg and experience an uncharacteristic odor associated with your medication, please return the tablets to your pharmacist. If you have any concerns, call your doctor or pharmacist or call 1-888-LIPITOR if you need any further information.

Is it still safe to take LIPITOR?
Pfizer has recalled only specific bottles of LIPITOR 40 mg due to a small number of reports of an uncharacteristic odor related to the bottles in which LIPITOR is packaged. A medical assessment has determined the odor is not likely to cause adverse health consequences in patients taking LIPITOR. Pfizer remains confident in the safety and efficacy of LIPITOR.

Will there be a LIPITOR 40 mg shortage as a result of the recall?
Pfizer has taken a number of steps to ensure that there is no shortage of LIPITOR 40 mg as a result of this recall.

Can I have my LIPITOR 40 mg replaced if it has an odd smell or odor?
Pfizer has recalled only specific bottles of LIPITOR 40 mg. Please speak to your pharmacist about replacement policies.

What are the LIPITOR LOT numbers that are recalled?

Lipitor® 40 mg Tablets (atorvastatin calcium)
Recall Informaiton
Lots Date of Recall
0836050 12/17/10
0660060 11/2/10
0682060 11/2/10
0628040 10/13/10
0672040 10/13/10
0673040 10/13/10
0754040 10/13/10
0755040 10/13/10
0763040 10/13/10
0764040 10/13/10
0765040 10/13/10
0788040 10/13/10
0540050 10/13/10
0855020 8/18/10
0819020 8/18/10
0842020 8/18/10
0843020 8/18/10
0854020 8/18/10


LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) is a prescription medicine that is used along with a low-fat diet. It lowers the LDL ("bad") cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood. It can raise your HDL ("good") cholesterol as well. LIPITOR can lower the risk for heart attack, stroke, certain types of heart surgery, and chest pain in patients who have heart disease or risk factors for heart disease such as age, smoking, high blood pressure, low HDL, or family history of early heart disease.

LIPITOR can lower the risk for heart attack or stroke in patients with diabetes and risk factors such as diabetic eye or kidney problems, smoking, or high blood pressure.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

LIPITOR is not for everyone. It is not for those with liver problems. And it is not for women who are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant.

If you take LIPITOR, tell your doctor if you feel any new muscle pain or weakness. This could be a sign of rare but serious muscle side effects. Tell your doctor about all medications you take. This may help avoid serious drug interactions. Your doctor should do blood tests to check your liver function before and during treatment and may adjust your dose.

Common side effects are diarrhea, upset stomach, muscle and joint pain, and changes in some blood tests.

When diet and exercise alone are not enough, adding LIPITOR can help lower cholesterol. LIPITOR is one of many cholesterol-lowering treatment options that you and your doctor can consider.

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IMPF Voluntarily Recalls Dips & Spreads because of Possible Health Risk

Bright Water Seafood, Tucker, GA is voluntarily recalling its 7 ounce packages of Buffalo Krab Dip and 7 ounce packages of Southwest Krab Dip because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The recalled Dips & Spreads were distributed in retail stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Georgia and Virginia.

The Bright Water Buffalo Krab Dip product comes in a 7 ounce, clear plastic container marked with an UPC code 8 1971100001 4 and with an expiration date of 12/21/2010 stamped on the side. The Bright Water Southwest Krab Dip comes in a 7 ounce, clear plastic container marked with an UPC code 8 1971100002 1 and with an expiration date of 12/29/2010 stamped on the side.

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

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in 7 ounce container.

The production of the product has been suspended while the Company, GA Department of Agriculture and US FDA continue to investigate the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased 7 ounce packages of Buffalo Krab Dip or Southwest Krab Dip are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 678-373-0989 or 678-373-4564 between 9 am – 5 pm.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Wal-Mart Recalls Electric Heaters Due to Fire and 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Flow Pro, Airtech, Aloha Breeze & Comfort Essentials Heaters

Units: About 2.2 million

Importer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Arkansas

Hazard: The heaters can malfunction resulting in overheating, smoking, burning, melting and fire.

Incidents/Injuries: Wal-Mart has received 21 reports of incidents, which included 11 reports of property damage beyond the heater. Injuries were reported in four incidents, three of which required medical attention for minor burns and smoke inhalation. The remaining incidents included smoke irritation, sparking or property damage beyond the heater.

Description: This recall involves Flow Pro, Airtech, Aloha Breeze and Comfort Essentials 1500 watt heaters. The heaters are grey with a metal handle on the top with vents and grey control knobs on the front. The model number is 1013 and can be found on a label on the lower left corner of the back panel of the heater.

Sold Exclusively at: Walmart stores nationwide from December 2001 through October 2009 for about $18.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heater and return the product to any Walmart store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Wal-Mart toll-free at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.walmart.com

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Portable Table-Saws Recalled by Ryobi Due to Laceration Hazard

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

Name of Product: Ryobi RTS20 portable table-saws

Units: About 21,500

Distributor: One World Technologies, of Anderson, S.C.

Hazard: The saw blade on the motor carriage could be misaligned, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The company received one report of a consumer being hit by a piece of metal during the cutting operation. There was no report of a physical injury or property damage.

Description: This recall involves the RTS20 Ryobi ten-inch, portable table-saw. The table saw has a blue base and warning label with the model RTS20 and the Ryobi name printed on it and attached to the rear of the saw.

Sold exclusively at: Home Depot retail outlets nationwide and Canada from July 2010 through October 2010 for about $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should contact Ryobi immediately to receive a free inspection of their product and, if necessary, a free repair or replacement of their RTS20 Ryobi table-saw.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ryobi at (800) 597-9624 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.ryobitools.com

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Cast Iron Skillets Sold by QVC Recalled Due to Burn Hazard; Manufactured by Meyer Trading

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Enamel-coated 8-inch cast iron skillets

Units: About 7,500

Retailer: QVC, of West Chester, Pa.

Manufacturer: Meyer Trading Company Limited, of Hong Kong, China

Hazard: Small pieces of the enamel coating can pop off when the skillet is heated, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received five reports of enamel popping off of the skillet, resulting in two reports of consumers receiving minor burns.

Description: This recall involves Technique brand enamel-coated 8-inch cast iron skillets with two pour spouts and a ribbed underside. The interior portion of the skillet is cream while the exterior was sold in three colors: sage, blue and red. The brand "Technique" is printed on the bottom of the pans.

Sold through: QVC's televised shopping programs, at qvc.com, and QVC retail and employee stores from August 2009 through September 2010 for between $28 and $35.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled skillets. Known purchasers were mailed instructions for obtaining a full refund. Consumers who purchased the skillets at a QVC store should return the skillets to any QVC store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact QVC at (800) 367-9444 between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. ET daily, or visit the firm's website at www.qvc.com

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Reese Pharmaceutical Company Announces the Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Certain Over-The-Counter Cold Relief Products that are Mislabeled

Reese Pharmaceutical Company of Cleveland, Ohio has voluntarily recalled lot# 091612 only in 60-count size bottles identified under four different brand names, listed in the table below, because cold decongestant tablets (containing Acetaminophen 325 mg, Phenylephrine 5 mg & Chlorpheniramine Maleate 2 mg) were mislabeled as containing only 200mg Guaifenesin tablets. This mislabeling could cause a consumer to ingest the product and unknowingly be exposed to serious side effects of acetaminophen, phenylephrine or chlorpheniramine.

Product NameNDC#Lot#
Refenesen Expectorant (guaifenesin 200 mg tablets)10956-752-60;091612 05/11 SS/SCT36 06/26/09
Select Brand Mucus Relief Expectorant (guaifenesin 200 mg)15127-129-60091612 05/11 SS/SCT36 06/26/09
QC Medifin Expectorant (guaifenesin 200 mg)63868-754-60091612 05/11 SS/SCT36 06/26/09
Leader Cough Tabs Expectorant (guaifenesin 200 mg)37205-466-72091612 05/11 SS/SCT36 06/26/09

The mislabeled product does not warn consumers that Acetaminophen may cause liver damage. Ingesting high doses of Acetaminophen can potentially cause severe liver damage. The likelihood of acute liver damage is higher among consumers with pre-existing liver disease and those who drink three or more alcoholic drinks per day. Overdose may specially occur if consumers are also taking other cold/cough products that contain Acetaminophen in addition to the mislabeled product. Contraindications for Phenylephrine are high-blood pressure, poor blood flow to the extremities, and patients on antidepressants known as MAO Inhibitors. Furthermore, products that contain Phenylephrine should be used with caution in patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, increased intraocular pressure, hyperthyroidism, or enlarged prostate. Consumers who are allergic to any of the ingredients or who have narrow angle glaucoma, or are pregnant or nursing mothers, also should not take the product. However, to date, there have been no reports of adverse events from its use.

This product was distributed nationwide. Consumers who have purchased the product ( lot # 091612 only) should contact Russ or Neal Slaby at 1.800.321.7178 between 7:30-4:00pm eastern standard time for return instructions, medical information, questions, complaints or assistance.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Notification of the recall has been sent to all customers who purchased this product directly from Reese Pharmaceutical Company.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Toddler Girl Garments Recalled by American Eagle Outfitters 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Toddler Girl Pants and Shorts

Units: About 1,200

Importer: American Eagle Outfitters Inc., of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Hazard: The metal clasp at the waistband can detach from the garment, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves toddler girl pants, jeans and shorts sold in various styles. The style number is printed on a sewn-in label located under the care/content label on the inside of the waistband. The garments were sold in sizes 12-18 months through 5 years. Style numbers included in this recall are listed below:

Garment
Style Number
Skinny Cord
3007
Boyfriend Vintage Wash
3012
Cut Off Bermuda Short
3013
Flare Vintage Blue Wash
3029
Flare LT Wash
3030
Flare Rip and Repair
3034
Roll Cuff Bermuda Short
3035


Sold exclusively at: 77kids by American Eagle stores nationwide and at www.77kids.com between July 2010 and August 2010 for between $24 and $34.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled garments away from children. Consumers who purchased the garments online will receive a postage-paid envelope with instructions on how return the garment for a full refund. All other consumers should return the garments to the nearest 77kids by American Eagle store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact American Eagle Outfitters toll-free at (888) 307-3672 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.77kids.com.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Silver Metallic Pillar Candles Sold Exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond Stores Recalled By General Wax & Candle Company 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Silver Metallic Pillar Candles

Units: About 12,000

Manufacturer: General Wax & Candle Company, of North Hollywood, Calif.

Hazard: The metallic paint on the candles can ignite, posing a risk of fire.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves metallic pillar candles sold in two sizes: 2.8 by 4 inches and 2.8 by 6 inches. "Metallic Pillar Candle" and UPC code 86718 56082 or 86718 56092 is printed on the bottom of the candles' plastic wrapping.

Sold exclusively at: Bed Bath and Beyond stores nationwide from October 2010 through November 2010 for between $8 and $10.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled candles and return them to any Bed Bath and Beyond store or contact General Wax and Candle for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact General Wax and Candle at (800) 543-0642 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.generalwaxbbbrefund.com

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Circo Children's Camping Combo Pack Recalled Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target Stores

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

Name of Product: Circo Children's Space Camp Combo Pack

Units: 1,500

Importer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The floor of the tent failed a flammability test and poses a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None.

Description: The recall involves one model of the Circo Space Combo pack, which includes a children's tent, sleeping bag, backpack and a headlamp. The tent is green and dark blue with planets, stars and figures printed on it. The packing box has the UPC number: 490911500926, DPCI: 091-15-0092.

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide and online at www.target.com from September 2010 through October 2010 for approximately $25.

Manufactured in: Bangladesh

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tents and return them to any Target store for a full refund or store credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.target.com

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Rachael Ray(tm) Brand Two Quart Teakettle Recalled by Meyer Corporation, U.S. 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Rachael Ray(tm) Brand Two Quart Teakettle

Units: About 59,000

Manufacturer: Meyer Corporation, U.S., of Vallejo, Calif.

Hazard: Water heated in the teakettles can spill and spray while being poured, posing a burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm received eight complaints regarding the spilling of hot water from the teakettle's spout. Four of the complaints included reports of burn injuries.

Description: The recalled product is a Rachael Ray(tm) brand two quart teakettle. The teakettle has a stainless steel lid with a black handle and comes in four body colors: orange, blue, green and yellow. The teakettle's spout is opened by pushing forward a small black sliding piece on the teakettle's handle.

Sold: The teakettles were sold at a variety of department, housewares and gourmet kitchen stores and at discount and online retailers. The teakettles were sold from December 2008 through October 2010 for between $18 and $40.

Manufactured in: Thailand

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using this product. Known consumers were mailed instructions for obtaining a replacement. Consumers should contact the firm to arrange for a replacement teakettle.

Consumer Contact: For additional information or to obtain a replacement teakettle, please contact Meyer U.S. at (877) 782-8242 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.meyer.com/rrteakettlerecall

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Friday, December 3, 2010

AmerTac Recalls Night Lights Due to Fire and 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Forever-Glo(r) Cylinder Nite Lites

Units: About 272,000

Importer: American Tack & Hardware Co. Inc. (AmerTac), of Saddle River, N.J.

Hazard: An electrical short circuit in the night light can cause it to overheat and smolder or melt which can burn consumers or result in a fire.

Incidents/Injuries: AmerTac has received nine reports of the recalled night lights smoking, burning, melting and/or charring. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled Forever-Glo(r) Cylinder Nite Lite is a cylinder shaped night light with a white base and clear top that plugs into the wall. Only Model Number 71107 with a manufacturer code of SY is included in this recall. The model number and manufacturer code are printed on the back of the night light. The light measures about 4 inches in height by 1- 1/2 inches wide and is about 1 inch deep.

Sold at: Hardware stores, lighting showrooms and home centers nationwide from May 2009 through September 2010 for about $5.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled night lights immediately. If the units are plugged into the wall, remove the light from the wall socket. Contact the firm for instructions on receiving a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact AmerTac at (800) 420-7511 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit AmerTac's website at www.amertac.com or www.recall-center.com

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Recall of Mylanta and Alternagel Liquid Products

In consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Co. (JJMCP) is recalling, from the wholesale and retail level, twelve MYLANTA® liquid products and one AlternaGEL® liquid product. JJMCP is conducting the recall in order to update the labeling for these products. The specific products involved, listed below, are being recalled in the United States and Puerto Rico.

JJMCP initiated the recall after an internal review revealed that information about the presence of alcohol from flavoring agents was not noted on the packaging. Certain flavoring agents contribute small (< 1%) amounts of alcohol. It is unlikely that use of these products will cause either alcohol absorption or alcohol sensitivity related adverse events.

This is a wholesale and retail level recall and is not being undertaken on the basis of adverse events. No action is required by consumers or healthcare providers and consumers can continue to use the product.

Consumers with questions should call our Consumer Care Center at 1-800-469-5268 (available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET and Saturday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Time.)

The NDC codes and lot numbers for the recalled products can be found in the below list and on the bottle.

Product
NDC Number
Lot Number
UPC
MYLANTA® REGULAR STRENGTH ORIGINAL 12 FL OZ
16837-162-12
AAF075, ABF005, ABF033
ABF068, ACF008, ACF054
ADF063, AEF024, AHF004
AHF016, AHF051, AJF026
ALF030, AMF016, AMF046
AMF047, APF064, APF074
ASF041, BAF028, BAF045
BAF049, BBF008, BCF051
BDF026, BDF045, BEF029
BEF043, BFF001, BFF020
BHF029, BHF031, BHF032
BJF017, BJF045, BJF046
BJF047, BLF025, BMF004
BMF023, SSF064, SSF078
716837610120
MYLANTA® ORIGINAL 5 FL OZ
16837-162-55
AAF071, AAF072, ADF048
ADF049, AFF016, AFF032
AJF038, AJF039, ASF056
BCF038, BDF046, BEF052
BFF003, BMF003, SSF053
716837610557
MYLANTA® REGULAR STRENGTH MINT 12 FL OZ
16837-138-12
ADF026, BCF037,
BHF028, SSF006
716837629122
MYLANTA® MAXIMUM STRENGTH CHERRY 12 FL OZ
16837-136-12
AAF022, ABF004, ABF067
ACF016, ADF011, ADF090
AEF051, AFF038, AHF003
AJF010, ALF050, APF028
BAF023, BCF010, BCF071
BCF086, BDF056, BEF054
BFF019, BFF034, BFF035
BFF042, BHF003, BJF005
BJF030, BMF005, BMF024
SPF066, SSF017, SSF051
SSF073
716837622123
MYLANTA® MAXIMUM STRENGTH MINT 12 FL OZ
16837-137-12
AAF091, ABF081, ACF039
ADF062, AEF030, AFF031
AHF015, ALF027, AMF033
APF063, BAF046, BCF035
BDF030, BEF028, BEF056
BFF018, BHF004, BJF018
BJF040, BJF041, BLF016
SPF067, SSF016
716837624127
MYLANTA® MAXIMUM STRENGTH ORIGINAL 12 FL OZ
16837-163-12
AAF073, AAF092, ACF007
ACF038, ACF059, ADF050
AEF025, AEF055, AEF060
AHF005, AHF044, AJF007
ALF049, APF076, ASF039
BAF009, BBF003, BCF036
BCF085, BDF034, BDF057
BEF031, BFF016, BHF011
BHF012, BHF027, BHF039
BJF011, BJF031, BLF001
BLF017, BMF018, BMF025
SSF014, SSF062, SSF075
716837652120
MYLANTA® MAXIMUM STRENGTH ORIGINAL 24 FL OZ
16837-163-24
AAF018, AAF023, ABF034
ABF066, ACF021, ACF027
ADF024, AHF035, AHF037
AJF025, ALF028, AMF039
ASF054, BAF014, BBF029
BCF084, BEF011, BEF023
BFF017, BHF006, BJF037
716837652243
MYLANTA® ULTIMATE STRENGTH MINT 12 FL OZ
16837-643-12
AJF008, ASF017
BDF017, BDF017A
716837643128
MYLANTA® ULTIMATE STRENGTH CHERRY 12 FL OZ
16837-644-12
ABF078, ADF013, ADF093
AFF015, AHF043, AJF006
AJF006A, ALF004, AMF026
APF031, ASF055, BBF014
BBF014A, BDF001, BDF055
BEF030, BHF024, BJF006
BJF019, BLF002, SPF024
716837644125
MYLANTA® SUPREME TASTING WITH CALCIUM CHERRY 12 FL OZ
16837-825-12
ACF040, AEF029, AHF045
ALF051, ASF040, BBF015
BEF026, BHF001, BJF032
SPF068
716837825128
MYLANTA® SUPREME TASTING WITH CALCIUM CHERRY 24 FL OZ
16837-825-24
AAF090, ADF023, AHF042
AMF040, BCF083, BHF038
716837825241
MYLANTA® MAXIMUM STRENGTH ORIGINAL 12 FL OZ
16837-163-12
0089N11, 0089N11A, 0089N11B
0369N11, 0369N21, 0559N28
0689N12, 0689N22, 1069N21A
1079N11, 1209N22A, 1219N12
1219N22, 1569N12, 1569N12A
1569N22, 2229N11, 2229N21
3068N12, 3588N21
716837652151
ALTERNAGEL® 12 FL OZ
16837-860-12
ADF012, ASF057, BLF006
716837860129
 

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

McCormick & Company Recalls Golden Dipt® Fry Easy All-Purpose Batter Due To Unlabeled Egg Ingredient

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) has announced a voluntary recall of Golden Dipt® Fry Easy All-Purpose Batter, 10 OZ, with UPC Code 4123470111 and “BEST BY” date of NOV 17 11 AH. A very limited number of packages of Golden Dipt® All-Purpose Batter with this date code contain an undeclared egg ingredient. People who have an allergy to egg run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recall is isolated to one geographical region of the US. The Golden Dipt® Fry Easy All-Purpose Batter packages were distributed to grocery stores in the southeastern United States beginning on January 22, 2010. The affected product is packaged in 10 OZ cartons, and the date code is found printed in white ink on the bottom of the carton.

The recall was initiated after the discovery of a packaging error that resulted in a pouch of funnel cake batter (which contains an egg ingredient) being packaged in the Golden Dipt® Fry Easy All-Purpose Batter package. The ingredient statement on the package does not list egg as an ingredient.

The “BEST BY” date of NOV 17 11AH is the only date code affected by the recall. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date and no other McCormick products are involved in this recall.

All grocery outlets that sell Golden Dipt® Fry Easy All-Purpose Batter product are being notified to remove the affected product (UPC Code 4123470111 and date code BEST BY NOV 17 11AH) 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 McCormick’s Consumer Affairs team at 1-800-632-5847, weekdays from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM, or weekends from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Eastern 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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Monday, November 29, 2010

Recall of Tylenol Cold Liquid Products

In consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., is recalling, from the wholesale and retail level, three TYLENOL® Cold Multi-Symptom liquid products in order to update the labeling for these products. The specific products involved, listed below, are sold in the United States.

This is a wholesale and retail level recall and is not being undertaken on the basis of adverse events. No action is required by consumers or healthcare providers and consumers can continue to use the product.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare initiated the recall after an internal review revealed that information about the presence of alcohol from flavoring agents was noted as an inactive ingredient listed on the package, but not on the front panel of the product. Certain flavoring agents contribute small (<1%) amounts of alcohol.

Consumers with questions should call our Consumer Care Center at 1-888-222-6036 (available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET and Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern Time.)

The NDC codes for the recalled products can be found on the product front panel.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

L.L.Bean Recalls Folding Camp Rockers 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Folding Camp Rockers

Units: About 2,300

Retailer: L.L.Bean, of Freeport, Maine

Distributor: MacSports Inc., of La Verne, Calif.

Hazard: The plastic anchors attaching the fabric seat back to the frame can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: L.L.Bean has received six reports of the plastic anchors breaking, resulting in four reports of falls. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves L.L.Bean folding camp rockers with a fabric cover and a steel frame. The rockers have a fabric/mesh seat and back and a cup holder on the right armrest. "L.L.Bean" is printed on the seat back. Rockers with the number RNR113 and RNR114 listed on the white tag under the seat are included in the recall. Folding camp rockers with fabric anchors are not included in this recall.

Sold exclusively at: L.L.Bean stores nationwide, llbean.com and through the L.L.Bean catalog from April 2009 through July 2010 for about $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rockers with plastic anchors and contact L.L.Bean to receive a free replacement rocker.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact L.L.Bean at (800) 555-9717 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.llbean.com/recall

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Stainless Steel Carafes Recalled by J & H International 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Kitchentrend Stainless Steel Carafe

Units: About 36,000 units

Importer: J & H International, of Morris Plains, N.J.

Hazard: The handle can come loose from the body of the carafe and cause liquid to spill, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the Kitchentrend 1-liter stainless steel carafes with model number P0930-X02. The insulated carafe has a chrome-plated plastic top with a black plastic base and is lined with glass. "Kitchentrend" and the model number can be found on the packaging.

Sold at: Macy's & Macys.com from September 2010 through October 2010 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled carafe immediately and return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact J & H International anytime at (800) 770-3214.

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The Coca-Cola Company Announces Voluntary Withdrawal of Themed Drinking Glass

(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Coca-Cola Company has announced a voluntary withdrawal of 22,000 sets of themed drinking glasses for quality reasons. One glass, which is designed to look like a can of Coca-Cola®, did not meet our quality expectations. While recent tests indicated some cadmium in the decoration on the outside of the glass, the low levels detected do not pose a safety hazard or health threat.

The Coca-Cola Company has an unwavering commitment to quality, and at times we may withdraw products from the market for quality reasons, even if there is no safety concern or legal requirement to do so.

We apologize to our consumers for the inconvenience.

Description: The glass is a 16-oz. decorated glass that looks like a can of Coca-Cola®, with a red body and the Coca-Cola® design. It was sold as a package of four glasses – each glass representing a can of Coca-Cola®, Diet Coke®, Coca-Cola Zero® or Sprite®.

Units: About 22,000 were distributed.

Distribution: The glasses were sold in retails stores and online, including at Coca-Cola retail stores, coca-colastore.com and other locations. The glasses were sent to distribution centers throughout the United States.

Market Dates: The glasses have been in market since March 2010.

Return Procedures:

For Glasses Bought at Retail Stores: Consumers can visit www.thecoca-colacompany.com/contactus/glass beginning Nov. 30 for instructions on how to return the glasses and secure a full refund.

For Glasses Bought at the Coca-Cola Online Store: Consumers who purchased the glasses from the www.coca-colastore.com website will automatically receive a credit to their account.

Beginning Nov. 30, retailers and consumers also can call Coca-Cola Consumer Affairs at 1-800-438-2653 to get instructions on how to return the glassware and request a refund.

No other Coca-Cola glassware is involved in the withdrawal.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Sportcraft Recalls Pogo Sticks Sold Exclusively at The Sports Authority Due to Risk of Serious 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Classic Sport Super Bounce Pogo Sticks

Units: About 3,100

Distributor: Sportcraft Ltd., of Budd Lake, N.J.

Hazard: The aluminum rivets on the pogo stick's frame tubes can break and cause the support clamp to detach and release the spring, posing fall and laceration hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Sportcraft has received three reports of incidents with the pogo sticks, including two reports of injuries to the consumers' inner thigh and hands requiring medical attention.

Description: This recall involves Classic Sport Super Bounce pogo sticks. The pogo sticks are silver and blue with "Classic Sport" printed on the front. This recall involves pogo sticks manufactured in February 2010 that have Sportcraft identification number 4112777F19414-02/10 printed on a tracking label on the base of the foot pedals.

Sold exclusively at: The Sports Authority stores nationwide from April 2010 through October 2010 for about $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pogo sticks and return the product to any The Sports Authority location. Consumers will receive a full refund of $39.99 plus tax.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sportcraft at (800) 526-0244 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.sportcraft.com

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mini Tillers with Honda Engines Recalled 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Honda and Mantis Mini Tillers

Units: About 6,150

Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Co., of Torrance, Calif.

Hazard: A rubber grommet that is part of the engine's fuel tank may crack and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled mini tillers have Honda GX25 mini four-stroke engines and their engine serial numbers can be found on the engine near the fuel tank cap. Both brands come in red and black.
- Honda Mini Tiller: Model number FG110 with serial numbers GCALT 1696948 to 1700567.
- Mantis Mini Tiller: Model numbers 7262 and 7270 with serial numbers GCART-1165215 to 1171495.

Sold at: Honda Power Equipment Dealers, The Home Depot, outdoor power equipment dealers, rental dealers, retailers, mail order and catalog houses nationwide from March 2010 through September 2010 for about $400.

Manufactured: The engines were made in Thailand and assembled in the United States using domestic and globally sourced products.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using any mini tiller with engines in the affected serial number ranges and contact any Honda Power Equipment dealer or Honda Engine dealer (Mantis owners only) to arrange to have the fuel tank assembly replaced free of charge. Registered owners of the recalled mini tillers will be sent a notice by mail.

Consumer Contact: For additional information:
- Honda FG110 mini-tiller owners should contact Honda at (888) 888-3139 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.hondapowerequipment.com
- Mantis mini-tiller owners should either contact Mantis Customer Service at (800) 366-6268, visit www.mantis.com or contact Honda at (888) 888-3139 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.hondapowerequipment.com

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Liz Lovely Issues Voluntary Recall on Products Containing Chocolate Due to Undeclared Dairy from Chocolate Supplier

Liz Lovely, Inc. of Waitsfield, VT, a dairy free bakery, is recalling cookie products containing chocolate or chocolate chips with undeclared dairy present in the chocolate which was purchased from a third-party chocolate manufacturer.

Liz Lovely cookie products are distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these undeclared dairy affected products.

This voluntary recall includes the following products:

ProductPackagingUPCAffected Lot#'s
Cowboy Cookies6oz. Plastic Bag With 2 Cookies89341000001800497, 00504, 00515
Cowgirl Cookies89341000005600493, 00503, 00512
Peanut Butter Classics89341000002500496, 00507
Gluten Free Chocolate Fudge89341000100800499, 00415, 00514
Gluten Free Triple Choc. Mint89341000112200506
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip89341000101500509
Lovely Oh's8oz. Plastic Clamshell Container89341000211100501, 00513
Mint Lovely Oh's89341000215900501, 00513
Peanut Butter Lovely Oh's89341000228900501, 00513
Organic Pretzels89341000208100501, 00513 

Lot number for the 6oz. plastic bags is stamped on each 12-unit case box, but is not printed on each package. Lot number for the 8oz. containers is printed on a sticker affixed to each unit, along with a best-by date.

The recall was initiated after one allergic reaction to dairy was reported. Production of the product will resume on November 24, 2010 with 100% dairy free chocolate and updated product packaging. In the meantime, all Liz Lovely, Inc. products without chocolate or chocolate chips remain 100% dairy free.

Consumers who purchased any of the above products shipped between October 4, 2010 and November 15, 2010 are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company 8am to 5pm EST at 802-496-6390 or visit www.lizlovely.com for more information.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Giant Recalls Anthem X 29er 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: 2011 Model Year Anthem Giant Bicycles

Units: About 370

Importer: Giant Bicycle Inc., of Newbury Park, Calif.

Manufacturer: Giant Manufacturing Co. Ltd., of Taiwan

Hazard: The frame can crack at the junction of the seat post and top tube, posing a fall hazard to riders.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves 2011 model year Giant Anthem X 29er 1, 2 and 3 model bicycles. The bicycles were sold in small, medium and large. "Giant" and the model name are printed on the bicycle.

Sold by: Authorized Giant Bicycle dealers nationwide during August 2010 for between $2,200 and $3,500.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled bicycles and contact any authorized Giant Bicycle dealer for a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Giant Bicycle toll-free at (866) 458-2555 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.giant-bicycles.com

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Pottery Barn Recalls Lamps 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Pottery Barn Lamps

Units: About 7,300

Importer: Pottery Barn, of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The electrical wire that runs through the lamps can be pinched or severed at the lamp's adjustable joint, posing a risk of electric shock to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Pottery Barn has received one report of a consumer who received an electrical shock when she touched the lamp.

Description: This recall involves Pottery Barn's Clay Task Lamp (Model #2467553), the Montgomery Task Lamp (Model #9691783) and the Montgomery Floor Lamp (Model #9691775). All of the lamps have bronze-colored finishes. "Pottery Barn" and the model number are printed on the bottom of the lamp.

Sold at: Pottery Barn stores nationwide, in Pottery Barn's catalog and on the firm's website www.potterybarn.com from July 2009 through August 2010 for between $60 and $300.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps, unplug them and contact Pottery Barn for instructions on how to return the lamp for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pottery Barn toll-free at (877) 851-7890 between 4 a.m. and 9 p.m. PT seven days a week, or visit the firm's website at www.potterybarn.com

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Rollerblade USA Recalls to Repair Inline Skates 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Spark, Spitfire Inline Skates

Units: About 29,000 pairs

Importer: Rollerblade USA, of West Lebanon, N.H.

Hazard: The frame mounting bolts and wheel axle bolts can be loose on new skates. Loose wheels or frames on the skates can cause the rider to fall, posing a risk of injury.

Incidents/Injuries: Rollerblade USA has received 31 reports of loose bolts, including one report of a fall resulting in minor injuries that required medical attention.

Description: This recall involves the following models of inline skates purchased since September 2009.

- Spark Pro, Men's (SKU# 00792200816), Black
- Spark Pro, Women's (SKU# 007923007E2), Anthracite (Grey)
- Spark 80, Men's (SKU# 00702800956), Black
- Spark 80, Women's (SKU# 007029009A6), Anthracite (Grey)
- Spitfire, Boy's (SKU# 00705500741), Black
- Spitfire, Girl's (SKU# 007056007Y8), Silver
- Spitfire S, Boy's (SKU# 00705700956), Black
- Spitfire S, Girl's (SKU# 007058009A7), Anthracite (Grey)
- Spitfire LX, (SKU# 00705000955), Silver

Sold at: Sporting goods stores nationwide and on the Internet from September 2009 through July 2010 for between $80 and $160.

Manufactured in: Thailand, Vietnam and China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately inspect all wheel-axle and frame-mounting bolts to ensure that they are properly tightened. Rollerblade USA recommends regular inspection and tightening of bolts. After wheel-axle and frame mounting bolts are inspected and tightened if needed, products are acceptable for sale & use. Video instructions on bolt tightening and maintenance are available at www.rollerblade.com

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rollerblade USA at (800) 232-7655 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.rollerblade.com

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Infant Car Seats Recalled by Britax Due to Laceration 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Chaperone Infant car seats

Units: About 23,000

Importer: Britax Child Safety Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.

Hazard: The harness chest clip can break and pose a laceration hazard. Due to its small size it also poses a choking hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of the chest clip breaking. Injuries from three reports included minor lacerations and scratches to arms and a finger; and one report involved an infant placing the clip in his mouth.

Description: This recall involves Chaperone infant car seats with model numbers E9L95P2 (Red Mill), E9L95P3, E9L95P5 (Cowmooflage), E9L69N9 (Moonstone) manufactured between April 2009 and May 2010. The white serial label with the seat's serial number, model number, and manufacture date can be found on the underside of the car seat.

Sold at: Mass and independent retailers nationwide and on the Britax website from June 2009 to October 2010 for about $230.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Britax for a free repair kit, which includes a replacement chest clip. Registered owners have been directly contacted by Britax. This product was also recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Recall Notice: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm?rcl_id=10C006000&searchtype=quicksearch&summary=true&refurl=rss

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Britax at (888) 427-4829 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.britax.com

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Haier America Recalls Chest Freezers 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Chest Freezers

Units: About 67,500

Importer: Haier America Trading LLC, New York, N.Y.

Hazard: A capacitor in the freezer's circuitry can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Haier America and CPSC have received reports of 18 incidents, including four reports of fires with minor property damage, consisting of smoke damage, damage to a wall, and food spoilage. There have been no reports of injuries.

Description: This recall involves the Black &Decker(r) Model BFE53 and Haier(r) Model ESNCM053E 5.3 cubic foot capacity white chest freezers. "Black & Decker" is printed at the front upper-right corner or "Haier" is printed on the front upper-left corner of the freezer. "Black &Decker" or "Haier," the model number, the unit's serial number and other information are printed on a rating label at the top center of the back of the freezer. Only Model BFE53 and Model ESNCM053E freezers with serial numbers beginning as follows are included in this recall:

Beginning of Serial Number on Rating Label: 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007

Sold at: Black & Decker Model BFE53 was sold exclusively at Wal-Mart nationwide from January 2010 through September 2010, for about $150. Haier Model ESNCM053E was sold through Amazon.com and other retailers from May 2010 through October 2010 for between $220 to $290.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug their freezer and contact the company to schedule an appointment for a free repair to the freezer.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call the company toll-free at (877) 878-7579 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Saturdays and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Sundays or visit the firm's website at www.chestfreezerrecall.com

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Dollar Tree Recalls Children's Halloween Lanterns 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Pumpkin, Ghost and Skull Halloween Lanterns

Units: About 682,000

Retailer: Dollar Tree Stores Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.

Importer: Greenbrier International Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.

Hazard: The bulb in the battery-operated lanterns can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of the bulb in a lantern overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves plastic Halloween-themed lanterns designed to resemble a pumpkin, ghost and skull. The lanterns are about 6 1/2 inches tall and were sold in orange, white and black. Model number 954437-13096-003-1005 is printed on the bottom of the lanterns.

Sold at: Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Occasions, Deal$ and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores nationwide from August 2010 to October 2010 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled lanterns away from children immediately, remove and properly discard the batteries and return the lanterns to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar Tree Stores Inc. at (800) 876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.dollartree.com

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

GE Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product : GE Profile™ and GE Monogram® Dishwashers

Units: About 174,000

Manufacturer: GE Appliances &Lighting, of Louisville, Ky.

Hazard: Water condensation can drip onto the electronic control board, causing a short circuit and resulting in an overheated connector. This poses a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: GE has received five reports of fires, four of which caused minor damage to the kitchen countertops where the dishwashers were installed and one caused minor damage to adjacent cabinets and smoke damage to the home. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the GE Profile dishwashers manufactured between July 2002 and December 2005 and GE Monogram dishwashers manufactured between January 2004 and December 2006. They were sold in white, black, bisque, stainless steel and with custom panels. The recalled model and serial numbers listed below are located on the inside on the front left side of the dishwasher tubs.


Brand
Model Number Begins With:
Serial Number Begins With:
GE Profile
PDW9200J, PDW9280J
MF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH

PDW9800J, PDW9880J
MF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH

PDW9700J
MF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH
GE Monogram
ZBD6800K00, ZBD6800K01, ZBD6800K03, ZBD6800K10
AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL

ZBD6880K00, ZBD6880K01, ZBD6880K03, ZBD6880K10
AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL, TL, VL, ZL

ZBD6890K00, ZBD6890K01, ZBD6890K03, ZBD6890K10
DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL

ZBD0700K00, ZBD0700K01, ZBD0700K03, ZBD0700K10
VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL

ZBD0710K00, ZBD0710K01, ZBD0710K03, ZBD0710K10
RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL, TL, VL

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide, appliance dealers and authorized builder distributors from July 2003 through December 2006 for between $750 and $1,400.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers, disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker controlling it and inform all users of the dishwasher about the risk of fire. Contact GE for a free in-home repair or to receive a GE rebate of $200 for the purchase of a new GE Profile dishwasher and a GE rebate of $400 for purchase of a new GE Monogram dishwasher.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GE toll-free at (877) 275-6840 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.geappliances.com/recall.

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