Friday, February 26, 2010

LifeScan Recalls Specific Lots of Consumer and Professional OneTouch® SureStep® Test Strips Due To Inaccurate Readings at High Levels

/PRNewswire/ -- LifeScan, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall in the United States of eight lots of OneTouch® SureStep® Test Strips, used by people with diabetes to measure their blood glucose levels at home. The test strips are being recalled because they may provide falsely low glucose results when the glucose level is higher than 400 mg/dL.

The eight lots of consumer OneTouch SureStep Test Strips being recalled are:
Recalled Lot Size Description
# 2969251 100-ct OneTouch SureStep
# 2969798 100-ct OneTouch SureStep
# 2982369 100-ct OneTouch SureStep
# 2983467 100-ct OneTouch SureStep
# 2969795 50-ct OneTouch SureStep
# 2982566 50-ct OneTouch SureStep
# 2969481 50-ct Medicare/Mail Order
# 2998193 50-ct Medicare/Mail Order



Lot #'s are located on the outer carton and test strip vial.

Patients with test strips from the recalled lots are asked to call LifeScan at 800 574-6139 between 5:00 am and 7:00 pm Pacific Time, seven days a week or visit www.SureStep.com to request replacement product. Replacement product will be shipped immediately and provided free of charge.

While waiting for replacement product to arrive, it is important that patients with recalled test strips continue to test their blood glucose. Patients with access to a meter that does not use OneTouch SureStep Test Strips should use this other meter to test their blood glucose until replacement product from LifeScan arrives. If an alternate meter is not available, patients may continue to test using the recalled OneTouch SureStep Test Strips. However, if patients obtain results above 400 mg/dL, they should contact their healthcare professional for further instructions because their glucose may be significantly higher.

LifeScan estimates approximately fourteen thousand packages (50- and 100-count) of consumer OneTouch SureStep Test Strips were distributed nationwide between August 1, 2009 and January 28, 2010.

No injuries associated with these recalled test strips have been reported. However, if patients use the falsely low test results to determine their insulin dose, they may give themselves too little insulin, which could result in poor blood glucose control. Patients with high blood glucose may or may not have certain symptoms including increased thirst, frequent urination, headaches, difficulty with concentration, blurred vision and fatigue (weak, tired feeling). High blood glucose must be recognized and treated promptly to avoid serious complications, such as coma and death.

Hospitals, clinics and other multi-patient facilities using SureStep®Pro®, SureStep®Flexx® or OneTouch® SureStep® Hospital Systems have also been notified of this issue. All three of these systems use SureStep®Pro® Test Strips which also may provide inaccurately low test results when the blood glucose reading is greater than 400 mg/dL. LifeScan has advised these facilities of the appropriate actions to take in order to continue to use these SureStepPro Test Strips. However, healthcare facilities with access to alternative means of testing should consider temporarily discontinuing their use of their SureStep Systems until replacement test strips are available.

This field action is limited to eight lots of OneTouch SureStep Test Strips sold for consumer use in the U.S., and select SureStepPro Test Strips used in healthcare facilities. Similar recall actions are being taken in other countries where the affected product was distributed.

In 2006 LifeScan stopped selling OneTouch SureStep Meters in the U.S. but continued to provide test strips. Today, OneTouch SureStep Meter users represent a very small portion of LifeScan's total customer base. The vast majority of LifeScan's customers now use OneTouch® Ultra® Brand Meters, which use an entirely different technology.

LifeScan, Inc. is a leading maker of blood glucose monitoring systems for people with diabetes. For information about diabetes care and LifeScan products and services, visit www.OneTouchDiabetes.com1.

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Commercial Ice Cube Machines Recalled by Scotsman 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: Scotsman(r) Commercial Modular Cube Ice Machines (Modular Cubers)

Units: About 43,000

Manufacturer: Scotsman Group LLC, of Vernon Hills, Ill.

Hazard: The solenoid, an electrical component in the product, can fail and result in an electrical arc that can pose a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The company has received four reports of fires and 37 reports of burned or melted components, resulting in replacement of machines and component parts. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled machines are designed to be installed on top of ice storage bins or ice dispensers, and typically are used in commercial establishments. Model numbers begin with C0322, C0330, C0522, C0530, C0630, C0830, C1030, C1448, C1848, C2148, EH130, EH222, EH330, or EH430, and serial numbers of the recalled machines within these model designations begin with 05, 06, 07, 08 or 09. Model and serial numbers are on the back of all machines and, depending on the model, behind the machine's front panel either in the lower right corner of the machine or on the left side of the sheet metal wall that separates the larger (equipment) compartment from the smaller (ice-making) compartment.

Scotsman(r) commercial flake and nugget ice machines, commercial undercounter cube ice machines, and residential ice machines are not involved in this recall.

Sold Exclusively at: Commercial food service equipment distributors and dealers nationwide from September 2006 through December 2009 for between $4,000 and $14,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Customers should stop using the recalled ice cube machines immediately and contact the company to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Scotsman at (800) 541-0520 between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.scotsman-ice.com

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bristol Model and Martha Stewart Collection® Enameled Steel Tea Kettles Recalled 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: Copco and Wild Leaf Tea Co. Bristol model and Martha Stewart Collection® Enameled Steel Tea Kettles

Units: About 132,000

Distributer: Copco, a division of Wilton Industries Inc., of Woodridge, Ill.

Hazard: The handle on the tea kettle can come loose, posing a burn hazard to the consumer.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received eight reports of the handle becoming loose or deformed. One minor burn to hands has been reported.

Description: This recall involves Copco and Wild Leaf Tea Co. Bristol model and Martha Stewart Collection® Enameled Steel Tea Kettles with enamel finishes in white, crème, blue, cobalt, sand, red and green.

Sold by: Mail order, online and by retailers nationwide, including Macy's and Linens 'n Things from October 2005 through January 2010 for about $35.

Manufactured in: Thailand

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these tea kettles and contact Copco for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Copco toll free at (866) 255-9237 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday, and between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. CT Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.copco.com

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Voluntarily Recalls Fresh & Easy Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars Because of Possible Health Risk

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc., is voluntarily recalling all date codes of fresh&easy™ Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars as a result of a recall initiated by Thumb Oilseed Producers. This company supplies an ingredient that has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

This is the only Fresh & Easy product affected and there have been no illnesses reported.

Product Description Barcode Dates Affected
fresh&easy™ Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
6count/7.4oz carton
5051379001377 All Date Codes

The recalled products were sold in Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market stores located in California, Nevada, and Arizona.

Customers may return the unused product, empty product containers or present the receipt as proof of purchase of the recalled product to any Fresh & Easy store for a full refund. Consumers who have questions or concerns about this recall should contact the Fresh & Easy 24-hour toll free number at 1 (800) 648-8622.


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Lovin Oven LLC Voluntarily Recalls Certain Health Valley® Organic Peanut Crunch, Dutch Apple and Wildberry Chewy Granola Bars

Lovin Oven, LLC of Irwindale, CA announced that it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling certain Health Valley Organic Peanut Crunch, Dutch Apple and Wildberry Chewy Granola Bars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The bars contain organic toasted soy grits supplied by Thumb Oilseed Producers Cooperative of Ubly, MI. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled bars and no other types of Health Valley brand bars are being recalled.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The recalled Peanut Crunch, Dutch Apple and Wildberry chewy granola bars are distributed nationally. The only lots affected are:

6.1oz HV ORG PEANUT CRUNCH 6.1oz HV ORG DUTCH APPLE 6.1oz HV ORG WILDBERRY
07DEC09H2 03JAN10H1 05JAN10H2
15JAN10H2 05FEB10H2 15JAN10H1
23FEB10H2 05FEB10H2 12APR10H1
28FEB10H2 28MAR10H2 06JUL10H1
28MAR10H2 17AUG10H1 08MAR10H1
29MAR10H1
13APR10H1
06SEP10H2
06NOV10H2
09FEB10H2

Product Description and SKU (number on bottom used to scan at checkout)

Health Valley Organic Peanut Crunch Chewy Granola Bars, 6.1 oz box # 0-35742-15483-4

Health Valley Organic Dutch Apple Chewy Granola Bars, 6.1oz box # 0-35742-15482-7

Health Valley Organic Wildberry Chewy Granola Bars, 6.1oz box # 0-35742-15481-0



Consumers who have purchased any products covered by this recall are urged to return them to the store of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions or concerns about the recall may call the hotline at 1-800-423-4846 (7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Mountain Time). Consumers with questions or concerns about their health should contact their doctor.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Motor Controllers for Submersible Pump Systems Recalled by Franklin Electric Due to Shock Hazard

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

Name of Product: Pumptec Electric Motor Controllers for Submersible Pump Systems

Units: About 38,000

Manufacturer: Franklin Electric Co., of Bluffton, Ind.

Hazard: The product label can lose adhesion, exposing the circuitry. This could pose a shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the Pumptec electronic motor controller for 115v/230v submersible motors rated 1/3 to 1 1/2 HP with model number 5800020600 and date codes of 06F45 through 09L45. The model number and date code can be found on the nameplate label located on the right-hand side of the enclosure.

Sold at: Dealers nationwide from June 2006 through November 2009 for about $245.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should not touch areas of the units that are exposed due to label curling or peeling, and should immediately contact their dealer for a free replacement cover.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Franklin Electric toll-free at (866) 841-6039 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET daily or visit the firm's Web site at www.franklin-electric.com

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

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

Name of Product: Hooded Sweatshirts

Units: About 1,900

Distributor: Baycreek Inc., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996 CPSC, issued guidelines (pdf) (which were incorporated in to an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled in the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Attitude Gold children's hooded sweatshirts in sizes small, medium, large and extra large. The sweatshirts were sold in beige, blue, charcoal gray and black and have a random distress designs. Style number ZZJ-2J, ZZJ-01J, ZZJ-04J or ZZJ-5J is printed on the hangtag.

Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory and Modecraft Fashions stores nationwide from October 2008 through June 2009 for about $25.

Manufactured in: China

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

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Baycreek collect at (212) 279-2777 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Girls' Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled by Weeplay Kids Due to Strangulation Hazard

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

Name of Product: Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings

Units: About 11,800

Distributor: Weeplay Kids LLC, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The sweatshirts have drawstrings through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled in the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves girl's sweatshirts sold under the Candy Queen and Akademiks brand names. Sweatshirts included in this recall have style numbers Q37519, A22090, A393343-3, A79405-226 and A79462-1. The sweatshirts were sold in sizes 2T through 16.

Sold at: Small retail stores nationwide from February 2008 through November 2008 for between $5 and $22.

Manufactured in: China and Pakistan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can return the garment to Weeplay Kids or the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Weeplay Kids at (800) 505-0490 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.weeplaykids.com

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Children's Hooded Jackets Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory Recalled by Franshaw 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 2,400

Importer: Franshaw Inc., of New York, N.Y.

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

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Blue Heart and Just a Girl brand children's sweatshirts. The Blue Heart sweatshirts are olive and pink, and have style number 48052. The Just a Girl sweatshirts were sold in light blue, and have style number 48052. RN 87888 is printed in the center of the back neck. The sweatshirts were sold in sizes 4 to 6X.

Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from September 2006 through September 2009 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Burlington Coat Factory or to Franshaw Inc. for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Franshaw Inc. at (800) 477-3274 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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GE Infrastructure Sensing Recalls Commercial CO2 and Temperature Sensors 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 products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: GE Telaire Airestat and Carrier Single Beam Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Temperature Sensors

Units: About 9,400 units

Distributor: GE Infrastructure Sensing Inc., of Billerica, Mass.

Hazard: The CO2 and temperature sensors can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: GE has received three reports in which a cracked capacitor caused the product to overheat and smoke. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves GE Telaire Airestat CO2 and temperature sensors with model numbers T8010, T8010-C, T8011, T8011-C, T5010, T5010-C, T5011 and T5011-C and Carrier Single Beam CO2 and temperature sensors with model numbers 33ZCT55CO2 and 33ZCT56CO2. The sensors are sold for commercial use and are wall-mounted. The sensors have a Telaire, Carrier, or no logo in front of the unit. The model number is not found on the sensor. Determining if a sensor is included in this recall requires inspection of the internal components of the unit.

Distributed by: Carrier, Automated Components Incorporated (ACI), Devices Inc., Direct Digital Controls, Trane, Alps Control Inc., ATS Control Management Inc. and KMC Controls between November 2000 and March 2005 for between $150 and $200. The recalled sensor was distributed for use in commercial buildings.

Manufactured in: USA

Remedy: Building owners should immediately contact GE Infrastructure Sensing for instructions on how to determine if a sensor is included in this recall and if it can be used while awaiting a replacement sensor. Only authorized maintenance personnel should follow these instructions. Building owners with recalled sensors will receive a free replacement sensor.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GE Infrastructure Sensing toll-free at (877) 243-5086 between 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET or visit the company's website at www.gesensing.com

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Bobens Trading Recalls Girls' Hooded Sweatshirts With Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory

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: Girl's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings

Units: About 3,900

Importer: Bobens Trading Co. Inc., of Hicksville, N.Y.

Hazard: The hooded zip 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 in the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments such as sweatshirts and jackets.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves "Old Skool" girls' hoodie sweatshirts with long and short sleeves in sizes S - XL and in a variety of colors and designs. The neck seam label reads "Old Skool" and includes the garment size. The recalled style numbers GC5810, GV105, GV104 and GF254, were printed on the hang tags along with the price.

Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from November 2007 to September 2009 from about $8.00 to $20.00.

Manufactured in: China

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

Consumer Contact: For additional information contact: Bobens Trading Co. Inc. at (516) 433-8490 between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the Burlington Coat Factory's Web site at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Allreds Design Recalls Baby Bracelets and Pacifier Clips Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

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: Allreds Design Baby Bracelets and Pacifier Clips

Units: About 900

Manufacturer: Allreds Design (doing business as Hidden Hollow Beads), of Fort Duchesne, Utah

Hazard: The recalled bracelets and pacifier clip clasps contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: Allreds Design received one report of a 10-month-old child who was treated by a physician for elevated lead levels.

Description: This recall includes Allreds Design brand baby bracelets and pacifier clips. The bracelets are sold in sizes 0-6 months, 1-4 years, and 4-8 years of age. The baby bracelets and pacifier clips have crystal and plastic beads in various colors with a metal clasp.

Sold by: Resale stores and other consignment retailers nationwide from June 2008 through December 2008 for about $5.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these recalled bracelets and pacifier clips away from children and contact Allreds Design for instructions on how to receive a replacement bracelet or pacifier clip.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Allreds Design toll-free at (866) 695-3551 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Walong Marketing, Inc. Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Flying Horse Black and White Sesame Chewy Candy Due to Undeclared Peanuts

Walong Marketing, Inc. of Buena Park, California is voluntarily recalling Flying Horse Black and White Sesame Chewy Candy due to undeclared peanuts. People who have severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The product is packaged in a 3.5 oz plastic bag labeled with UPC Code 673367487915 and sold through retail stores nationwide. All “Best Before” dates are affected by this recall.

Walong Marketing, Inc. initiated the recall after being notified by the FDA of a consumer complaint involving an allergic reaction related to the consumption of the affected product. Subsequent testing by the FDA indicated the product contains peanuts. No illness or allergic reactions have been reported to Walong Marketing, Inc. to date in connection with this product.

Consumers who have purchase the product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with question may contact Walong Marketing, Inc. Monday thorough Friday, 9am to 5pm PST at 714-670-8899 ext. 137.

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Trader Joe's Company Voluntarily Recalls Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars

Trader Joe's Company of Monrovia, California is voluntarily recalling Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars, UPC 82818, Use by Dates/Lot Codes 16JUL10H2 and 17JUL10H1, manufactured by Bloomfield Bakery, a subsidiary of Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The product involved in this recall was distributed at Trader Joe’s stores nationally and comes in a 7.4 oz box marked with Use by/Lot Codes 16JUL10H2 and 17JUL10H1 on the top of the box and stamped individually on the side of each granola bar. Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and Bloomfield Bakery continue their investigation.

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

At Trader Joe’s we take the safety of our customers and the integrity of our products very seriously. Customers who have purchased Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars, Use by/Lot Codes 16JUL10H2 and 17JUL10H1 are urged to return them to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Trader Joe’s Customer Relations Monday through Friday, 6am to 6pm PST at (626) 599-3817.

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Nature’s Variety Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall On Raw Frozen Chicken Diets With A "Best If Used By" Date Of 11/10/10

Nature’s Variety has initiated a voluntary recall of their Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet for dogs and cats with a "Best If Used By" date of 11/10/10 because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The only products affected are limited to chicken medallions, patties, and chubs with a "Best If Used By" date of 11/10/10. No other Nature’s Variety products are affected.

The affected products are limited to the Nature’s Variety Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet packaged in the following forms:

* 3 lb chicken medallions (UPC# 7 69949 60130 2) with a "Best If Used By" date of 11/10/10
* 6 lb chicken patties (UPC# 7 69949 60120 3) with a "Best If Used By" date of 11/10/10
* 2 lb chicken chubs (UPC# 7 69949 60121 0) with a "Best If Used By" date of 11/10/10

The “Best If Used By” date is located on the back of the package above the safe handling instructions. The affected product was distributed through retail stores and internet sales in the United States, and in limited distribution in Canada.

If you are a consumer and have purchased one of the affected products, please return the unopened product to your retailer for a full refund or replacement. If your package has been opened, please dispose of the raw food in a safe manner by securing it in a covered trash receptacle. Then, bring your receipt (or the empty package in a sealed bag) to your local retailer for a full refund or replacement.

Nature’s Variety became aware of a potential problem after receiving a consumer complaint. Subsequent testing indicated that the lot code related to the consumer complaint tested negative for Salmonella. However, additional subsequent testing found the "Best If Used By" date of 11/10/10 to be contaminated with Salmonella.

No pet or human illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this lot code.

Reed Howlett, Nature’s Variety CEO, stated, "Because pet health and safety are our top priority, Nature’s Variety takes every step necessary to ensure the quality and safety of our products. In addition to our industry best manufacturing practices, and in an abundance of caution, all Nature’s Variety raw frozen products now will undergo a ‘test and hold’ period before being released for sale."

Salmonella can affect both humans and animals. Even though no illnesses have been reported, consumers should follow the Safe Handling Guidelines published on the Nature’s Variety package when disposing of the affected product. People handling raw frozen pet foods may become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not followed the safe handling guidelines set forth by the company.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella may experience some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, or fever. Although rare, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart), arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, or urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with the affected product should contact their health care provider.

Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, or vomiting. Some pets may experience only a decreased appetite, fever, or abdominal pain. Infected, but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed any of the affected products and is experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Consumers with additional questions can call our dedicated Customer Care line 24 hours a day,
7 days a week at 800-374-3142. Or, consumers can email Nature’s Variety directly by visiting naturesvariety.com1.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Pull Toys Recalled by Manhattan Group LLC Due to Choking and Aspiration Hazards

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 products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Pull-A-Long Friends Toucan(tm), Pull-A-Long Friends Alligator(tm), and Pull-A-Long Friends Sharky(tm)

Units: About 2,400 in the United States and 400 in Canada

Manufacturer: Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The toy has wooden components that can break or come loose, posing a choking/aspiration hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves three types of pull-toys: Pull-A-Long Friends Toucan(tm) with lot code 210720GB, Pull-A-Long Friends Alligator(tm) with lot code 210750GB, and Pull-A-Long Friends Sharky(tm) with lot code 210530GB. The Toucan has a large yellow and black beak and blue striped wings. The crocodile is green and has a red ridge on its back and red wheels with yellow polka dots. The shark has blue swirls painted on its wheels and an orange wooden fish on the pull string. The lot code is printed on the bottom of the toy.

Sold at: Gift and specialty stores nationwide, online and through catalogs from September 2009 through January 2010 for about $22.

Manufactured in: Thailand

Remedy: Consumers should take the toys away from young children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or a replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Manhattan Group at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.manhattantoy.com

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Britax Recalls Strollers Due to Risk of Fingertip Amputations and Lacerations

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 products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Britax "Blink" Umbrella Strollers

Units: About 14,000 in the United States and 900 in Canada

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

Hazard: The stroller's hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves all Britax "Blink" single umbrella strollers. "Blink" is printed on the metal frame on both sides of the stroller, below the hand grips. The recalled "Blink" strollers have model numbers U261813, U261814, U261815, U261816, U261817, U271813, U271817 and U271815 and were manufactured between May 2009 and September 2009. The model number and manufacturing date can be found on a white label on the stroller frame, near the bottom of the stroller basket.

Sold at: Buy Buy Baby and other juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide in the U.S. and Canada and on the Web at www.Amazon.com, www.babiesrus.com, www.Target.com and www.Diapers.com from July 2009 through February 2010 for about $150.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Britax to receive free stroller hinge covers.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Britax toll-free at (888) 427-4829 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.BlinkRecall.com

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Tiny Love Recalls Wind Chime Toys Due to Puncture and Laceration Hazards

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 products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Wind Chime Toys

Units: About 600,000 in the United States and 200,000 in Canada

Distributor: Tiny Love Inc., of New York, N.Y. and the Maya Group Inc., of Huntington Beach, Calif.

Hazard: The wind chime toy can be pulled apart exposing sharp metal rods, posing puncture and laceration hazards to the baby.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received five reports of babies pulling apart the wind chimes exposing the sharp metal rods, including a report of a minor injury to a 24-month-old baby who punctured his cheek with the rods.

Description: This recall involves wind chime toys sold separately, with the Gymini Kick & Play Activity Gym and Tiny Smarts Gift Sets. The toy produces the sound of a wind chime. "Tiny Love" is printed on a tag on the toy. The following names and item numbers are included in this recall:

Name / Item Number
Baby Wind Chime / # 493
Baby Wind Chime - Ocean / # 593
Tiny Smarts - Baby Bunny / # 512
Wind Chime - Duck (*The Wind Chime - Duck is sold with the Gymini Kick and Play Activity Gym. Only the Wind Chime is affected by this Recall.) / # 811
Wind Chime - Louie / # 516
Wind Chime - Ella / # 517
Tiny Smarts Gift Set (*Bunny Wind Chime is the only product affected by this Recall.) / # 539

Wind chimes sold with other Tiny Love Activity Gyms are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Toys R Us, Walmart, Target, Buy Buy Baby and TJ Maxx stores nationwide from February 2002 through February 2010 for about $8 separately, $22 for the Tiny Smarts Gift Sets and $70 with the Gymini Kick & Play Activity Gym.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled wind chimes from babies and contact Tiny Love to receive a free replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tiny Love toll-free at (888) 791-8166 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.tinylove.com

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cardiac Science Notifies AED Customers of Voluntary Medical Device Recall

Cardiac Science Corporation [NASDAQ: CSCX] is initiating a worldwide voluntary recall after determining that approximately 12,200 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) may not be able to deliver therapy during a resuscitation attempt, which may lead to serious adverse events or death. These AEDs were manufactured in a way that makes them potentially susceptible to failure under certain conditions. The FDA has been informed of this situation.

This issue is separate from the Company’s November 13 announcement regarding a voluntary medical device correction. Each of the approximately 12,200 devices affected in this recall can be confirmed at the Cardiac Science Web site at http://www.cardiacscience.com/AED1951.

Cardiac Science detected this issue through its internal quality systems and has received no complaints or reports of this problem in the field. The affected AEDs were manufactured or serviced between October 19, 2009 and January 15, 2010 and include the following models:

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o Powerheart 9300A, 9300E, 9300P, 9390A, 9390E
o CardioVive 92532
o CardioLife 9200G and 9231

Customers who received any of these AED models since October 19, 2009 can visit http://www.cardiacscience.com/AED1952 to determine if they have an affected AED. Each affected AED should immediately be removed from service since it may not deliver the expected therapy.

All affected AEDs will be replaced at no charge to the customer. Cardiac Science will contact customers by letter and will provide them with replacement AEDs as soon as they are available. Replacement shipments are anticipated to begin February 15.

The Company expects to record a charge of between $2.0 and $3.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2009, reflecting its current estimate of the expected costs relating to this action. Actual costs may vary based on a variety of factors. Cash expenditures relating to replacement of the affected AEDs will occur in the first half of 2010. The company does not currently believe this action will have a significant adverse impact on its ability to fulfill AED orders for the first quarter.

Customers may contact the Company immediately at 888.402.2484 within the United States. Outside the US, customers can contact +44.161.926.0011 or the local Cardiac Science representative. Customers can also email the company at aed195@cardiacscience.com for more information.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. The word "believe," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," variations of such words, and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that the statement is not forward-looking. Forward looking statements in this press release include, but are not limited to, those that refer to the timing and volume of shipment of replacement AEDs, order volume and fulfillment, the timing and amount of expenses to be recorded in the Company’s financial statements relating to the replacement of affected AEDs, and the timing and amount of associated cash expenditures. These are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results and performance may vary significantly from those expressed or implied in such statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such varying results and other risks are more fully described in the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by Cardiac Science Corporation for the year ended December 31, 2008, as updated by subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Cardiac Science Corporation undertakes no duty or obligation to update the information provided herein.

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Innovage LLC Recalls Discovery Kids Lamps Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

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

Name of Product: Discovery Kids(tm) Animated Marine and Safari Lamps

Units: About 360,000

Importer: Innovage LLC, of Foothill Ranch, Calif.

Hazard: A defect in the lamp's printed circuit board can cause an electrical short, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Innovage has received nine reports of incidents, including seven reports of lamps catching fire, one involving smoke inhalation injury to a child and three involving minor property damage.

Description: This recall involves the Discovery Kids(tm) Animated Marine Lamp with model number 1627121 or 1628626 and the Animated Safari Lamp with model number 1627124 or 1628626.All models have batch numbers beginning with "2". The decorative lamps are silver in color and feature rotating films with marine or safari scenes. "Discovery Kids" is printed on the front top left corner. The batch number is an 11 digit number located on the bottom of each unit. The model number can be found on the bottom of the packaging.

Sold at: Mass merchandisers, department, drug and hardware stores nationwide, online and through direct sales from July 2009 through January 2010 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps, and contact Innovage for information on returning the product for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Innovage toll-free at (888) 232-1535 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.lamprecall.org or email info@lamprecall.org

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Generation 2 Worldwide and "ChildESIGNS" Drop Side Crib Brands Recalled; Three Infant Deaths Reported

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing the recall of all Generation 2 Worldwide and "ChildESIGNS" drop side cribs. CPSC is warning parents and caregivers who own these drop side cribs that infants and toddlers are at risk of serious injury or death due to strangulation and suffocation hazards presented by the cribs. CPSC staff urges parents and caregivers to stop using these cribs immediately and find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby. Do not attempt to fix these cribs.

The crib's plastic hardware can break which can cause the drop side of the crib to detach from a corner of the crib. When the drop side detaches, it creates a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped. When a child is entrapped between the drop side and the crib mattress, it creates a risk of suffocation or strangulation. In addition, the crib's mattress support can detach from the crib frame, creating a hazardous space in which an infant or toddler could become entrapped and suffocate or strangle.

CPSC has received reports of three infants who suffocated when they became entrapped between the crib mattress and the drop side when the drop side detached. In July 2007, an eight month old child from Newark, Ohio suffocated when he became entrapped between the drop side and the crib mattress. The drop side of his crib had detached due to a broken plastic stop tab on the lower track. In October 2003, an eight month old child from Richmond, Ind. suffocated when he became entrapped between the drop side and the crib mattress. The plastic hardware on the drop side was broken and allowed the drop side to detach from the crib headboard in one corner. In September 2002, a six month old from Staunton, Va. suffocated when he became entrapped between the drop side and crib mattress. The lower drop side track was missing two screws which allowed it to pull away from the headboard post and detach.

CPSC has also received reports of 20 other drop side incidents, 12 of which involved the drop side detaching in a corner of the crib. In two of these incidents, a child became entrapped. One child suffered bruising from the entrapment. There are five reports of children falling out of the cribs due to drop side detachment. One child suffered a broken arm as a result of the fall.

In addition, CPSC has received 8 reports of mattress support detachment in these cribs. Due to the space created by the detachment, three children became entrapped between the crib frame and the sagging mattress and four children crawled out of the crib. There was one report of cuts and bruises.

Due to the fact that Generation 2 went out of business in 2005, CPSC has limited information about the cribs. Although CPSC does not know the total number of units distributed or the years of production, it is believed that there were more than 500,000 of these cribs sold to consumers. Some of the known model numbers are: 10-110X, 10-210X, 21-110X, 20-710X, 64-315X, 26-110X, 90-257X, 20-810X, 46-715X, 64-311X, 74-315X, 21-815X, 21-810X, 20815X, 308154 and 54915. (The "X" denotes where an additional and varying number may appear at the end of the model number.) However, all Generation 2 Worldwide and "ChildESIGNS" drop side cribs are included in this recall, including those with other model numbers.

The name "Generation 2 Worldwide" appears on a label affixed to the crib's headboard or footboard. Some labels identify the place of manufacture as Dothan, Ala. Others identify China as the country of manufacture. The name "ChildESIGNS" appears on the teething rail of some of the cribs.

The recalled cribs were sold at numerous local furniture and retail stores including Buy Buy Baby, and Kmart and Walmart stores nationwide for between $60 and $160. Consumers should contact the store from which they purchased the crib for remedy information, which will vary between a refund, replacement crib or store credit, depending on the retailer. Consumers are urged to contact CPSC and report any difficulties in obtaining a remedy from their place of purchase.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dollar General Recalls Toy Guns 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: Special Forces and Police SWAT Toy Gun Sets

Units: About 9,600

Retailer: Dollar General, of Goodlettsville, Tenn.

Importer: Dolgencorp LLC, of Goodlettsville, Tenn.

Hazard: The orange tips located at the end of the toy guns' barrels, which are designed to distinguish them from real guns, can easily be removed from the barrels, posing a choking hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall includes a Special Forces Weapons and Accessories Set and a SWAT Police Play Equipment Set. Each set includes two toy guns and related accessories. The number 48JQH09 is printed on the right side of the larger gun included in the recalled sets.

Sold at: Dollar General stores in 35 states from September 2009 through October 2009 for about $5.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy guns away from children and return them to any Dollar General for a full refund or a replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar General Corp. at (800) 678-9258 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dollargeneral.com

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Children's Toy Jewelry Sets Recalled by Playmates Toys; Charms Violate the Total Lead Standard

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 products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Tiny Tink and Friends Children's Toy Jewelry Sets

Units: About 252,000

Importer: Playmates Toys, of Costa Mesa, Calif.

Hazard: A cylindrical metal connector on a charm can contain levels of total lead in excess of 300 ppm, which is prohibited under federal law.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves charms sold with the Tiny Tink and Friends toy jewelry sets. The charm is attached to a cord using a metal ring and cylinder and included with the sets as a separate accessory that children can attach to the toy necklace, bracelet or key chain. The toy jewelry sets containing the charm accessory were sold in a variety of styles:

Item # / UPC # / Description

74634 / 0 43377 74634 8 / Tinker Bell's Lil' Tinker Bracelet
74641 / 0 43377 74641 6 / Tinker Bell's Lil' Tinker Bracelet
74631 / 0 43377 74631 7 / Rosetta's Rosebud Key Chain
74632 / 0 43377 74632 4 / Silvermist's Water Lily Necklace

Charms that have plastic tabs instead of metal rings and cylinders are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Retailers nationwide from November 2008 through November 2009 for between $6 and $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the charm and cord away from children, discard the items, and contact Playmates Toys for a replacement charm accessory.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Playmates toys at (888) 810-1133 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.playmatestoys.com

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Children's Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by GTM Sportswear 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 Jackets with Drawstrings

Units: About 210,000

Manufacturer/Importer: GTM Sportswear Inc., of Manhattan, Kan.

Hazard: The children's jackets have drawstrings through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) 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 children's hooded nylon jackets in sizes XXS-XL (2T-16) and in various colors. "GTM Sportswear" is printed on a label sewn in the neck of the garments. Styles include Youth Medalist Jacket (YJA180), Youth Legacy Jacket (YJAPT01), Youth Eclipse Jacket (YLJA186), Youth Dominator Jacket (YJA3800), Youth Booster Jacket (YJA150), Youth Achiever Jacket (YJA161).

Sold at: GTM Sportswear, K-State Super Store, and Cats Closet stores in Kansas, other customer screen print and embroidery stores nationwide, on the Web at www.gtmsportswear.com, www.kstategear.com, www.catscloset.com and www.justforkix.com and in GTM Sportswear and the Just for Kix catalogs from January 2003 through December 2009 for between $25 and $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard or return the jackets to their place of purchase or to GTM Sportswear for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GTM Sportswear at (800) 437-9560 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and on Saturday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., or visit the firm's Web site at www.gtmsportswear.com

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Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by New Mode Sportswear 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: 21 Pro USA Children's Pullovers and Hoodies

Units: About 7,200

Distributor: New Mode Sportswear, of Garden Grove, Calif.

Hazard: The children's sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) 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 children's hooded pullover and zip hooded sweatshirts in sizes S-XL. They were sold in black, navy blue and heather gray. Brand name "21 Pro USA" Sportswear and RN#92952 are printed on a label sewn into the neck of the sweatshirts.

Sold at: Various T-shirt outlets and swap meets on the West Coast from January 2006 through July 2006 for about $6.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard or return the garments to the place of purchase or to New Mode Sportswear for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact New Mode Sportswear toll-free at (888) 899-0888 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.21prousa.com

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Children's Greeting Cards With Bracelets Recalled Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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

Name of Product: Papyrus Brand Greeting Cards with bracelets
Units: About 174,000
Importer: Schurman Fine Papers, of Fairfield, Calif.

Hazard: The surface paint coating on the bracelets sold with greeting cards contain excessive levels of lead violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Papyrus brand children's greeting cards sold with an attached wooden bead bracelet. The front of the card says "Happy Birthday To You" and includes an attached bead in the shape of a heart with the word "smile" printed on it. The colorful bracelet includes wooden beads with one in the shape of a butterfly. The back of the greeting card reads, "BD 63401 | © Jean Card & Gift Company" and the card insert reads, "USA $6.95| CAN $10.50| Made in China| © Jean Card & Gift Company" and includes UPC number 734524634013 in the lower right hand corner.

Sold at: Card stores and other retailers from February 2004 to September 2009 for about $7.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the bracelet and contact Schurman Fine Papers for instructions on how to receive a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Schurman Fine Papers at (888) 990-9095 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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