Friday, April 30, 2010

Graco(r)-Branded Drop Side Cribs Made by LaJobi Recalled Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards

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

Name of Product: Graco(r)-branded drop side cribs made by LaJobi

Units: About 217,000

Manufacturer: LaJobi Inc., of Cranbury, N.J.

Hazard: The drop side hardware can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches, a hazardous gap is created between the drop side and the crib mattress in which infants and toddlers can become wedged or entrapped, posing a risk of suffocation and strangulation. In addition, children can fall from the cribs when the drop side detaches or fails to lock.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and LaJobi have received a total of 99 reports of drop side incidents, including hardware breakage and drop side detachment. There were two incidents in which children became entrapped in the gap created by the detached drop side. Both children were freed by their caregivers. There were six reports of children falling due to drop side failure, including one report of a mild concussion.

Description: This recall involves LaJobi-manufactured Graco(r) wood cribs. The full size cribs were sold in cherry, espresso, natural and white finishes. The production date, item number, purchase order number and finish name is printed on a label affixed to the footboard or headboard. "LaJobi" and the crib model name are printed on a product sticker located on the stabilizer bar or bottom rail of the crib. Affected models are listed below.

Name Model Numbers
Ashleigh Drop Side / 3280142, 3280154, 3280181
Hampton Drop Side / 3080136
Jason Convertible Drop Side / 3290235, 3290254, 3290281
Kendal Drop Side / 3570170, 3570181
Lauren Drop Side / 3250235, 3250242, 3250247, 3250254, 3250281, 3250282, 3150281, 3150282
Rachel Convertible Drop Side / 3300236, 3300281
Sarah Drop Side / 3000135, 3000136, 3000142, 3000147, 3000154, 3000181
Shannon Drop Side / 3010136, 3010154, 3010181
Tifton Drop Side / 3090136, 3270136

Sold at: Children's product stores and other retailers nationwide from February 2007 to March 2010 for between $140 and $200.

Manufactured in: China and Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact LaJobi to receive a free hardware retrofit kit that will immobilize the drop side. CPSC urges parents and caregivers to find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LaJobi toll-free at (888) 842-2215 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.LaJobi.com

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Simplicity Cribs Recalled by Retailers; Mattress-Support Collapse Can Cause Suffocation and Strangulation

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing the recall of all Simplicity full-size cribs with tubular metal mattress-support frames. This recall includes fixed-side and drop-side cribs. These cribs pose a risk of serious injury or death due to entrapment, strangulation, suffocation and fall hazards to infants and toddlers.

The crib's tubular metal mattress-support frame can bend or detach and cause part of the mattress to collapse, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged, entrapped or fall out of the crib.

CPSC has received a report of a one-year-old child from North Attleboro, Mass. who suffocated when he became entrapped between the crib mattress and the crib frame in April 2008. CPSC is aware of 13 additional incidents involving the recalled cribs collapsing due to the metal mattress- support frame bending or detaching, including one child entrapment that did not result in injury, and one child who suffered minor cuts to his head when his mattress collapsed and he fell out of the crib.

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.

Due to the fact that Simplicity and its successor, SFCA Inc., are no longer in business, CPSC has limited information about the number of cribs sold. All Simplicity drop-side cribs have previously been recalled for a hazard involving the drop side. Simplicity drop-side cribs could still be in use by parents or caregivers who are unaware of the recalls or by those who received a repair kit to immobilize the drop side from Simplicity when the firm was still in business. This recall involves all Simplicity cribs with tubular metal mattress-support frames, which include but are not limited to the following models:

Crib Name / Model Number
Aspen 4-in-1 / 8755
Chelsea Deluxe 4-in-1 Convertible Sleep System / 8324
Graco 4-in-1 Ultra Sleep System / 4600
Graco Aspen 3-in-1 / 8740
Simplicity Crib and Changer Combo / 8994
Simplicity Ellis Deluxe 4-in-1 Convertible Sleep System / 8676
Simplicity Nursery-in-a-Box Convertible Crib / 8910

Some model numbers are followed by letters, indicating the color or finish of the crib. The name "Simplicity Inc." or "Simplicity for Children" appears on a label on the crib's mattress-support frame and/or the crib's end panels. The cribs were manufactured in China.

The recalled cribs were sold at Walmart, Target, Babies R Us and other stores nationwide for between $150 and $300. Consumers should contact the store where the crib was purchased to receive a refund, replacement crib or store credit.

Important Message from CPSC:
CPSC would like to remind parents not to use any crib with missing, broken or loose parts. Make sure to tighten hardware from time to time to keep the crib sturdy. When using a drop-side crib, parents should check to make sure the drop side or any other moving part operates smoothly. Always check all sides and corners of the crib for disengagement. Any disengagement can create a gap, which could fatally entrap a child. In addition, do not try to repair any side of the crib with tape, wire, rope or by other means. Infants and toddlers have died in cribs with makeshift repairs.

For more information on Crib Safety, visit CPSC's Crib Information Center at www.cpsc.gov/info/cribs/index.html

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Step2(r) Recalls Basic Rhythms Drum(tm) Toys Due to Choking Hazard

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

Name of Product: Step2(r) Basic Rhythms Drums(tm)

Units: About 21,000

Importer: The Step2 Company LLC, of Streetsboro, OH

Hazard: The plastic clips used to attach the drumsticks to the drum can break. The small broken pieces present a choking to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Step2(r) Basic Rhythm Drums(tm) intended for preschool age children. The toy drum is sold with two drumsticks that can be stored in clips on the side of the drum. A red "Step2(r)" logo in printed on the side of the drum.

Sold at: Toys "R" Us, Burlington Coat Factory and other retail stores nationwide from August 2009 through March 2010 for between $10 and $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy from children and contact Step2 to request a replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Step2 toll-free at (866) 860-1887 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.step2.com

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Low Return Rate and Additional Reports of Fires Prompt Re-announcement of Coby Electronics Portable DVD/CD/MP3 Player Recalls

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: Rechargeable Batteries sold with Portable DVD/CD/MP3 Players

Units: About 32,600; 13,000 previously recalled in October 2008 and 19,600 in October 2009

Importer: Coby Electronics Corp., of Lake Success, N.Y.

Hazard: The rechargeable batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Coby Electronics has received 22 reports of the battery overheating. Eighteen additional incidents of the battery overheating in the TF-DVD 1020 model, 17 of which resulted in property damage ranging from minor up to $9,650. No additional incidents have been reported for the TF-DVD 8501 model.

Description: The recall involves Coby DVD/CD/MP3 players with product numbers TF-DVD 1020 and TF-DVD 8501. "Coby" is printed on the front cover and the product number is on the bottom of the unit. The serial numbers on the recalled rechargeable batteries are printed on a label on the following batteries:

Product Number TF-DVD 1020: Swivel screen
Serial Numbers:
DG240043D503000001-1006
DG240006D503000001-400
DG240039D603000001-3000
DG240111D603000001-2000
DG240143D602000001-3000
DG240106D602000001-2000
DG240106D702000001-2000
DG240183D942000001-100
DG240071DB02000001-1400
DG240115D702000001-2500

Product Number TF-DVD 8501: 8½ inch screen
Serial Numbers begin with "HY"

Sold at: Discount, electronics, music, toy, office supply stores and distributors of electronic products nationwide. The TF-DVD 1020 units were sold from May 2007 through July 2008 for about $168.The TF-DVD 8501 units were sold from January 2007 through September 2009 for between $140 and $275.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the players with the recalled batteries and contact the firm to arrange for a free replacement battery. After removing the recalled batteries from the unit, consumers can continue to use it with the AC or DC power adapter.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Coby Electronics toll-free at (866) 945-2629 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.cobyusa.com

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Wood Burning Stoves Recalled by SCAN Andersen Due to Injury Hazard

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

Name of Product: SCAN Andersen 10 Wood Burning Stove

Units: About 200

Importer: Jotul North America, of Gorham, Maine

Manufacturer: Jøtul AS, Fredrikstad, Norway

Hazard: The stove's door can dislodge and fall from its hinges, posing a risk of injury to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Three incidents were reported to the firm including one report of a bruised foot.

Description: The recalled SCAN Andersen 10 wood burning stoves have serial numbers from 7951 through 8267. The serial number is printed on a label applied to the rear panel of the stove. These units are freestanding, black, cast iron stoves with a single front load door with glass pane. Dimensions are 35"H x 26 2/8" W x 16" D.

Sold at: Company dealers and distributors throughout the U.S. and Canada from March, 2009 to February, 2010.

Manufactured in: Norway

Remedy: Consumers should contact their dealer for a hinge replacement kit and to arrange for a free professional installation.

Consumer Contact: For more information contact Jotul North America at (800) 797-5912, ext. 108 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's recall web page at www.jotul.com

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Monday, April 19, 2010

StarKist Co. Initiates Limited Regional Voluntary Recall of Two SeaSations® Products Due to Undeclared Allergen

As a precautionary measure, due to mislabeling, StarKist Co. is initiating a voluntary recall of two SeaSations® frozen white whole fish fillet products – Thai with Basil, UPC # 80000 50007 and Teriyaki Orange and Ginger, UPC # 80000 50112. All 11.4 oz packages of these two varieties have been recalled, regardless of Best By Date or Manufacturing Code. SeaSations is a test market product, and is therefore in limited retail distribution in the following states: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

All other varieties of SeaSations are correctly labeled and therefore are not affected by this voluntary recall. Additionally, no StarKist® tuna products are included in this recall.

StarKist Co. is voluntarily recalling these two SeaSations varieties due to the presence of wheat, which was not declared as an allergen in the ingredient statement. People who are allergic to wheat may run a risk of serious adverse health consequences by consuming this product. To date, no illnesses have been reported – individuals without an allergy to wheat may continue to enjoy this product.

All SeaSations are 100% guaranteed. Consumers can contact the StarKist Consumer Hotline at (800) 252-1587 for further information about the voluntary recall and for instructions on obtaining replacement product. StarKist is working with the FDA in issuing this voluntary recall. We regret this inconvenience to our customers and consumers, and we remain committed to providing nutritious products of the highest quality.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Le Hing Inc. Announces Recall of Baby Walkers Due to Fall Hazard

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

Name of Product: Baby Walkers

Units: About 200

Importer: Le Hing Inc., of South El Monte, Calif.

Hazard: The walkers can fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.

Description: The recalled walkers are intended for babies 6 months and older. The item number L-0809EN is printed on the side of the box. The walkers are blue or pink with a white tray.

Sold at: Small independent retailers and discount stores in California and Arizona from June 2009 through August 2009 for between $25 and $28.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

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

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Le Hing Inc. collect at (626) 575-8566 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

My-A & Co Recalls Ground Black Pepper Double Golden Fish 3.5oz Jars Due to Salmonella Contamination

MY-A & CO. of Cheverly, MD is recalling its 3.5oz jars of Ground Black Pepper Double Golden Fish because they may 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 (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 product comes in a 3.5oz plastic jar with no product codes on the jars. The recalled products were distributed in retail stores in 11 states, (GA, TX, IL, MD, VA, NC, OH, NY, MA, ME, FL).

The contamination was discovered after a routine inspection by the State of New York Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella in some 3.5oz jars of Ground Black Pepper.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Consumers who have purchased the 3.5oz jars of Ground Black Pepper are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (301) 322-1237 and ask for Jessica Moynihan.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dive Computers Recalled by Mares Due to Drowning Hazard

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

Name of Product: Mares Nemo Air Dive Computers

Units: About 600 in the United States, 140 in Canada and 15 in Puerto Rico

Distributor: Mares USA, of Boca Raton, Fla.

Hazard: An O-ring in the high pressure air connector can fail and leak air, causing a continuous but slow loss of breathing gas, which could require a diver to surface quickly, posing a drowning hazard to divers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the Mares Nemo Air Dive Computer, Nemo Air Dive Computer with Compass, Mares High Pressure Hose with Quick Connector for Nemo Air, and Quick Connector Assembly for Nemo Air. These computers have a digital screen which allows scuba divers to measure the time and depth of a dive and process other information to help divers determine safe dive times and ascent rates.

Sold by: Specialty dive shops nationwide from July 2008 through July 2009 for between $800 and $900 (U.S.) and between $880 and $990 (Canadian).

Manufactured in: Italy

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dive computer and connectors, and return the products to their authorized Mares dive shop for a free replacement O-ring connector assembly. The O-rings in some units may already have been replaced, but this recall requires replacing the metal quick connector fitting at the end of the high pressure air hose that holds the O-ring. Replacement connector assemblies have a groove machined around the middle of the fitting, but recalled units do not. All consumers should take their Nemo Air dive computers to a Mares dive shop to confirm whether this connector fitting has been replaced.

Consumer Contact: For additional questions, contact Mares at (800) 874-3236 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, visit the firm's web site at www.mares.com (this is a pdf file that can be downloaded) or e-mail the firm at kflood@us.mares.com

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Eastwind Industries Recalls Kuuma Stow and Go Grills Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at West Marine Stores

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: Kuuma IR Stow and Go Grills

Units: About 4,600

Importer: Eastwind Industries Inc., of San Leandro, Calif.

Hazard: If the fuel container is not completely threaded on the regulator during installation, the propane tanks can leak fuel. This poses a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Eastwind Industries has received three reports of fires from leaking propane tanks, resulting in reports of minor burns to the hands.

Description: This recall involves Kuuma IR Stow and Go barbecue grills. The rectangle grill is stainless steel with the word "Kuuma" embossed on the front. The grill's main housing measures 18 ½ inches long x 8 ½ inches tall x 10 inches deep. Model number 83726 is printed on the barcode label affixed to the packaging.

Sold exclusively at: West Marine stores nationwide from January 2009 through August 2009 for between $100 and $140.

Manufactured in: Thailand

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled barbecue grills and contact Eastwind for a new operator's manual with revised graphic installation instructions. Consumers will also receive a new tool to use for maintenance and cleaning of the fuel system.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Eastwind Industries toll-free at (866) 995-8862 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.kuumaproducts.com

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Tabata USA Recalls Scuba Regulators Due to Drowning 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: TUSA RS-670 Regulators

Units: About 250

Importer: Tabata USA Inc. (TUSA), of Long Beach, Calif.

Hazard: The first stage balance chamber plug can loosen from the scuba regulator causing a high-pressure leak and creating unstable pressure. This poses a drowning hazard to divers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves R-600 first stage scuba regulators with the following serial numbers: UR600022 through UR600029, UR600031 through UR600103, UR6000637 through UR6000676, UR600708 through UR600716, UR600737 through UR600776. The serial number and TUSA logo are printed on the regulators.

Sold by: Authorized TUSA distributors and diving and equipment stores nationwide from May 2009 through September 2009 for about $450.

Manufactured in: Japan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the scuba regulators and return the product to TUSA or an authorized dealer for a free inspection and replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tabata USA at (800) 482-2282 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.tusa.com

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Children's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by 5 Star Apparel 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 products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Mecca Children's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings

Units: About 11,500

Distributor: 5 Star Apparel LLC, 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) (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 and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves girls' and boys' hooded jackets with drawstrings.

Girl's Pink Short-Sleeve Lightweight Jacket Style No. / Sizes
MIG108105 / 12M, 18M, 24M
MLG108105 / 4 - 6X
MTG108105 / 2T - 4T
"Mecca" is printed on the inside of jacket below the neck.

Boy's Black or Brown Heavy Jacket Style No. / Sizes
MLK908602 / 4 - 7
MT908602 / 2T - 4T
"Mecca" is printed on the outside back of the jacket.

Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory, Marshalls and other retail stores nationwide from April 2008 through December 2009 for between $40 and $100

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should remove the drawstring immediately, cut the drawstring out of garment or return the jacket to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call 5 Star collect at (646) 273-1225 or (646) 273-1228 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mccormick & Company Recalls Mccormick Fajitas Seasoning Mix Due To Unlabeled Wheat And Milk Ingredients

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) has announced a voluntary recall of McCormick Fajitas Seasoning Mix, with UPC Code 5210002121 and “BEST BY” dates of JAN 16 12 AH and JAN 16 12 CH. McCormick Fajitas Seasoning Mix packages with these date codes contain undeclared wheat and milk ingredients. People who have allergies to wheat or milk run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The McCormick Fajita Seasoning Mix packages were distributed to grocery stores nationally beginning on February 15, 2010. The product is available in 1.12 oz. pouches, and the date code is found printed in black on the back, at the bottom of the pouch. The “BEST BY” dates of JAN1612AH and CH are the only date codes affected by the recall.

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

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

All grocery outlets that sell McCormick Fajitas Seasoning Mix packages have been notified to remove the affected product (UPC Code 5210002121 and a “BEST BY” date of JAN1612AH and JAN1612CH) 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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Gund Recalls to Replace Baby Books Due to Choking Hazard

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

Name of Product: Gund Baby Paperboard Books

Units: About 15,100 in the United States and 865 in Canada

Importer: Gund, of Edison, N.J.

Hazard: The styrofoam used to fill the book binding can detach, posing a choking/aspiration hazard to infants and young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Gund has received three reports of children mouthing the styrofoam that detached from the books. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves three miniature children's paperboard books with plastic handles designed as baby rattles. They include "Animals" (item number 059174), "Numbers" (item number 059175) and "Colors" (item number 059176). The books were also sold as a three-book set (item number 059173). The name "Gund" and the item number are located on the back of the books. The books measure 4 1/2 inches by 7 inches.

Sold at: Gift and specialty stores nationwide from January 2009 through March 2010 for about $8 and $20 for the set.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the books away from young children and contact Gund for a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gund at (800) 436-3726 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.gund.com

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US Oftalmi Announces Voluntary Recall of the Camolyn Eye Drops Product Line, and Fisiolin Nasal Drops

US Oftalmi, of Hallandale, Florida, announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of all Over-the-Counter Eye Drops and Nasal Drops. Products are packaged in 15mL plastic bottles and were distributed nationwide to food and drug distributors for retail.

PRODUCT LOT# EXPIRATION
DATE
UPC
CAMOLYN HOMEOPATHIC 049036
087934
05/2011
08/2009
591196 00446
CAMOLYN PLUS, NAPHAZOLINE +
CHAMOMILE 15 ml.
037691
097420
03/2010
10/2010
66482 00018
CAMOLYN REFRESH 15 ml. 116636
107610
11/2009
11/2010
66482 00020
CAMOLYN-A, NAPHAZOLINE +
PHENIRAMINE 15 ml
057063
058962
106606
099487
05/2009
04/2010
10/2008
09/2011
66482 00019
FISIOLIN NASAL DROPS SODIUM
CHLORIDE PEDIATRIC USES 15 ml.
028659 03/2011 591196 00375

This recall is being initiated due to conditions at the manufacturing facility that cannot assure the sterility of the products. Products that are non-sterile have the potential to cause eye infections, which may be sight threatening.

Based on its investigation to date, US Oftalmi believes the likelihood of users experiencing a serious adverse reaction is remote. However, the company is taking a conservative approach and is conducting the recall in the best interest of its customers. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

No adverse effects, illness or injuries have been reported to date. Any adverse reactions associated with the use of these products may also be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Program by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178, by mail at MedWatch, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or on the MedWatch website at HYPERLINK "/Safety/MedWatch/default.htm"www.fda.gov/medwatch.1

The company has ceased the production, importation and distribution of the products until further notice. Consumers who may have any of these products on hand are advised to discard them immediately. Consumers with questions may call US Oftalmi at (954) 338-6891 Monday through Friday 8AM to 4:30 PM EST.

The company is committed to taking all necessary measures to remedy these production issues, and protect the trust physicians and patients place in our products, said Corrado Ruscica, president. Products have been used safely since their introduction in 2004 and are supported by our 30-year heritage of meeting high safety and efficacy standards. US Oftalmi Corporation remain committed to product quality, integrity, and customer satisfaction.

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Foria International Recalls Women's Peacoats Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

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: Women's Peacoats

Units: About 800

Importer: Foria International Inc., of City of Industry, Calif.

Hazard: The peacoats fail to meet the federal flammability standard for wearing apparel and pose a risk of burn injury.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves women's peacoats that are double-breasted and have long sleeves. They are made from 100 percent cotton fleece in large blue and white plaid print. "Authentic" is printed on the label at the center back neckline of the garments.

Sold at: Bass Pro Shops nationwide from October 2009 through January 2010 for about $60.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled coats immediately and return them to Foria International for a full refund of retail price including shipping. Foria International address is 18689 Arenth Avenue, City of Industry, CA 91748.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Foria International toll free at (888) 999-6568 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.foria.com (PDF)

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Hammary Furniture Recalls Chests and Tables Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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

Name of Product: Decorative Wood Chests and Tables

Units: About 7,000

Importer: Hammary Furniture Co., of Lenoir, N.C.

Hazard: The surface coating paint on the furniture could contain excessive levels of lead in violation of the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall includes several styles of decorative wooden chests and tables. The model number, style and average price is listed below:

Model Number, Style, Retail Price

T71037-00 Vincent Rattan Entertainment Center $700
T71274-00 World Map Drum Table $720
T71522-00 Oval Game Cocktail Table $900
T71946-00 Roulette Accent Table $640
T72345-00 Console Table $880
T72706-00 Entertainment Console $900
T72858-00 Bachelor's Chest $800
T73064-00 Bar Cabinet $700
T73069-00 Accent Table $500
T73070-00 CD Storage $360
T73112-00 Old Western Rifle Accent Table $500
T73174-00 Box on Stand $280
T73175-00 Round Accent Table $200
T73229-22 Nest of Tables $460
T73292-00 Bombe Chest $700
T73293-00 Octagonal Drum Table Brown $240
T73294-00 Octagonal Drum Table $240
T73319-00 Black Bedside Chest $260
T73346-00 Door Chest $900

Furniture manufactured since April 2009 will have a label that specifies the date of manufacture, the item number, the country of origin, a product description and the name "Hammary Furniture." This label is located on the unfinished back of the item or, if the back is finished, on the underside. Products manufactured earlier than April 2009 will not have any identifiable markings on them. Visit the firm's Web site www.regcen.com/hammaryrecall for photos of all furniture items included in this recall.

Sold at: Major department stores and furniture retail stores from November 2001 through November 2009 for between $200 and $900.

Manufactured in: Philippines, China and Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled furniture, keep young children away from it and contact Hammary to receive a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hammary toll-free at (888) 577-4098 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.regcen.com/hammaryrecall

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Kroger Recalls Two Seasonings Due to Possible Health Risk

The Kroger Co. said recently it is recalling Kroger California Seasoning Blend Garlic Powder and Kroger Special Seasoning Blend Lemon Pepper sold in its retail stores because the Company has been made aware by a supplier that an ingredient in the product may have been contaminated with Salmonella.

Stores under the following names in the 31 states where Kroger operates are included in this recall: Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, Fry’s, King Soopers, Smith’s, Dillons, QFC, City Market, Foods Co., Jay C, Scott’s, Owen’s, Baker's, Gerbes, Hilander and Pay Less.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the Kroger products.

Kroger is recalling the following items:

* Kroger California Seasoning Blend Garlic Powder sold in 2.5-ounce jars with code dates of DEC0312PS2 and DEC0412PS2 under the following UPC code: 1111066599
* Kroger Special Seasoning Blend Lemon Pepper sold in 2.25-ounce jars with code dates of NOV0512PS2, DEC0312PS2 and DEC2812PS2 under the following UPC code: 1111074492

Customers who have purchased the above products should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in young children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and/or abdominal pain. For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website at www.cdc.gov1.

Consumers who have questions about this recall may contact Kroger toll-free at (800) 632-6900. For more information, please visit www.kroger.com/recalls2.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Kanec USA Inc., Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Stud Capsule For Men Marketed as Dietary Supplements

KANEC USA INC, 5061, South State Road 7. Ste 602, Davie FL 33314, announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of Stud Capsule For Men Lot #060607-01/060108-01 Exp 6-2013. Kanec USA Inc, is conducting this recall after being informed by representatives of the the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that laboratory analysis of Stud Capsule Lot 060607-01/060108-01 Exp 6-2013 sample found the product to be adulterated with Sildenafil, an FDA approved drug used in the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction(ED). Making it an unapproved new drug.

Use of this product may pose a threat to consumers because the analogue may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. ED is a common problem in men with these conditions, and consumers may seek these types of products to enhance sexual performance.

Stud Capsule For Men are sold nationwide. The products are sold as a blister pack containing one capsule per unit of use 24-packs in a Box. Lot number and expiration date appears on the seal.

Consumers who have Stud Capsule For Men Lot 060607-01/060108-01 Exp 6-2010 in their possession should stop using them immediately.

In the event of any adverse side effects due to the consumption of these products, consumers should contact a physician immediately. Any adverse events that may be related to the use of these products should be reported to the FDA's Med Watch Program by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178 or by mail at Med Watch, HF-2, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787. or on the Med watch website at http:www.fda.gov/safety/medwatch/default.htm1

The Company is advising consumers to return any unused Stud Capsule For Men, to the retail location from which it was purchased or to the Company directly if it was purchased from the Company as a part of its Direct Response Program. Consumers can send unused capsule to directly to the company.

KANEC USA INC
5061 SOUTH STATE ROAD 7, U602
DAVIE FL 33314
Phone: 954-583-5840
Fax: 954-583-5885



KANEC USA INC., conducts stringent quality control testing on both raw materials and finished products. Previous testing protocols did not include a test for the presence of Sildenafil but KANEC USA INC., assures consumers that this deficiency is being rectified. KANEC USA INC., apologizes for any inconvenience and expresses its concern for the health of consumers by conducting a voluntary recall action. KANEC USA INC., promises to ensure quality and integrity of all its products and the company is working closely with the FDA in the recall process.

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Watkins Incorporated Recalls Crab Snack & Dip Seasoning Because of Possible Health Risk from Ingredient Supplied by Kerry Ingredients

Watkins Inc. of Winona, MN, is recalling 306 units of its individual 4.6 ounce containers and 283 units of its 0.9 ounce packages of Crab Snack & Dip Seasoning food because they have 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 (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 potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the supplier of a raw material used in the Crab Snack & Dip Seasoning. Kerry Ingredients & Flavours products manufactured with HVP (hydrolyzed vegetable protein) supplied by Basic Food Flavors Inc, revealed the presence of Salmonella which is used in the 4.6 ounce and 0.9 ounce packages of Crab Snack & Dip Seasoning.

The recalled Crab Snack & Dip Seasonings was distributed only through Watkins network of independent contractors, associates and through mail orders.

The product comes in a 4.6 ounce, clear glass package marked with lot #39554 on the side of the package; in addition this product comes in a 0.9 ounce, silver foil pouch marked with lot #40261 on the bottom of the package.

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

Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

Consumers who have purchased the 4.6 ounce or 0.9 ounce packages of Crab Snack & Dip Seasoning are urged to return them to their original place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-243-9423.

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Zatarain's Recalls Original Dirty Rice Mix Package Due to Unlabeled Wheat and Barley Ingredients

Zatarain's has announced a voluntary recall of Zatarain's Original Dirty Rice Mix, 8 oz. package with UPC Code 7142909535 and a "BEST BY" date of JAN 19 12H. Zatarain's Original Dirty Rice Mix packages with this date code contain undeclared wheat and barley ingredients. People who have allergies to wheat or barley run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The Zatarain's Original Dirty Rice Mix package was distributed to limited grocery stores in Florida, Michigan and Virginia beginning February 15, 2010. The product is available in 8 oz. boxes, and the date code is found on the bottom of the package. The "BEST BY" date of JAN1912H is the only date code affected by the recall.

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

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

All grocery outlets that sell Zatarain's New Orleans Style Dirty Rice Mix packages have been notified to remove the affected product (UPC Code 7142909535 and a "BEST BY" date of JAN1912H) 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 Zatarain's Consumer Affairs at 1-877-837-3796, weekdays from 9:30 AM to 5:00 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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Glutino Food Group Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg Product in Raisin Bread

The Glutino Food Group of Lawrence, Mass. is voluntarily recalling Glutino Raisin Bread because it may contain undeclared egg product as one of the ingredients. Consumers who have an allergy or sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products

The US product comes in a 22.6 ounce clear plastic bag marked with UPC code 6-78523 03015-8. Only one lot number of Glutino Raisin Bread (Best Before 08OCT10) in which egg is not declared on the label is affected by this alert. The affected product was distributed in the US only.

Glutino Raisin Bread is distributed nationwide in retail stores in the frozen food section.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product's UPC was not scanning correctly in retail locations. The product was placed in packaging intended for a different product that did not list egg as an ingredient. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary issue in the company's packaging processes. No other products have been affected.

Consumers who have purchased Glutino Raisin Bread are asked to return the product to the place of purchase to receive a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Glutino directly at 1-800-54-FOODS, 9:00 - 5:00 ET, Monday through Friday.
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Unsafe Toy Sales Continue

24-7PressRelease/ You'd better watch out. You'd better not buy.

Though Santa Claus has come and gone, toys deemed unsafe are still for sale on store shelves across the country. The 24th annual Trouble in Toyland list of unsafe toys issued by the Public Interest Research Group exposes playthings the watchdog group says its researchers purchased and analyzed. Sixteen toys violate manufacturing standards or are potentially dangerous.

Another group, known as W.A.T.C.H. (World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc.) issued its list of "10 Worst Toys" that the group says have "the potential to cause childhood injuries, or even death."

The Worst

The lists of 10 Worst Toys includes the following:
-The Disney-Pixar "Wall-E" foam rocket launcher. It uses air pressure to shoot a foam rocket 20 feet. Problem: the rocket is fired at a speed high enough to potentially cause eye injuries.

-Moon Board Pogo Board. This toy enables kids to do "tricks and special jumps" from a plastic platform that has an elastic "trick handle" attached. W.A.T.C.H. warns of potential head and impact injuries.

-Curious George: My First Book of Numbers. This book for newborn infants has a 6.5-inch metal rod holding wooden beads for the babies to count. W.A.T.C.H. warns that the rod and beads can dislodge, posing choking hazards.

-The Dark Knight Batman figure by Mattel. The 30-inch Batman figure has rigid, pointed plastic with the potential for penetrating skin and blunt-force injuries.

-The X-Men Origins Slashin' Action Wolverine. It has sharp claws on it posing risks of eye injuries and other impact injuries.

-Lots to Love Babies mini-nursery. It contains an easily detached showerhead that poses a risk of choking for the two year olds and up it is marketed for.

-Just Kids Junior Musical Instruments. This toy made for K-Mart contains easily detached parts that could cause choking in the 18-months and up children it is marketed for.

-CAT rugged mini. This toy for kids 18 months and up has parts that, when exposed, could cause "serious puncture wounds," according to W.A.T.C.H.

-Pucci Pups Maltese. Recommended for kids two years of age and up, this toy puppy has a leash "presenting a serious potential strangulation hazard," warns W.A.T.C.H.

-Spy Gear Viper-Blaster. This Wild Planet Entertainment toy is for six year olds and up. It shoots darts with enough force with the potential to cause eye injuries.

Troublesome Toys

The toys on the Trouble in Toyland list include the following:

-The Laugh and Learn phone from Fisher Price, a part of the company's Laugh and Learn series of toys. The problem: the toy phone registers noise levels between 75 and 90 decibels, well above the 65 dB maximum. (Research shows extended exposure to sounds above 85 dB can cause hearing loss.)

-The Big Rex Touch and Feel cloth books are for infants and very young children. The Public Interest Research Group says these products from Priddy Books include paint with lead levels six times above the limit adopted by the government last August.

-Hasbro's Fur Real Baby Bird has components barely passing the small parts test, in which objects have to be too large to fit into a 1.25-inch diameter cylinder. The toy maker avoids noting the potential choking hazard posed by the toy's parts by sticking to the letter of the law.

-The Real Wood Shape Sorter Barn by P&C Enterprise has a piece that fits into the choking parts cylinder used in the small parts test, but has no choking hazard warning label as required by law.

We urge parents to carefully examine toys before and after purchase. If your child is injured by a defective toy or a poorly designed toy or one without a proper warning label, contact a personal injury lawyer who can advise you of your rights under the law. An attorney can help protect you and your child from the negligence of manufacturers of defective products.

Article provided by Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP

Golden Pacific Foods, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Milk and Soy in Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks

Golden Pacific Foods, Inc. is recalling Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks sold as Original, Onion & Garlic Flavored and Bar-B-Que Flavored, because they may contain undeclared milk and soy. People who have allergies to milk and soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume these products.

The following items affected by the recall were sold through retail stores nationwide:
Product Description UPC Code Packaging
Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks Original 24628 92482 2.5 oz plastic bag
Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks Onion & Garlic Flavored 24628 51183 2.5 oz plastic bag
Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks Bar-B-Que Flavored 24628 51083 .5 oz plastic bag

All expiration dates of 08-13-10 and earlier (located the right upper corner of the bag) are affected by this recall.

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

The recall was initiated after it was discovered during an FDA inspection that the milk and soy containing products were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the milk and soy ingredients. Production of the product has been suspended until FDA and the company is certain that the problem has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased the affected Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumer with questions may contact the company Monday thorough Friday, 9am to 5pm PST at 909-464-1122.
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