Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Slow Cookers Recalled by Sensio Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Kohl's Department Stores

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

Name of Product: Slow Cookers

Units: About 25,000

Importer/Distributor: Sensio Inc. of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Hazard: The slow cooker's control panel can overheat and melt, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Sensio has received 60 reports of the control panels of the slow cookers smoking, melting and sparking and three reports of panels catching fire. Fourteen incidents resulted in minor damage to countertops. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Bella Kitchen 5-quart programmable slow cookers. Only slow cookers with model number WJ-5000DE and date codes 0907 or 0909 are included in this recall. The slow cookers are black and "Bella Kitchen" is marked on the control panel. The model number and the four-digit date code are printed on a label on the underside.

Sold exclusively at: Kohl's Department stores from July 2009 through December 2009 for between $20 and $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the slow cooker immediately, unplug it and contact Sensio for information on receiving a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sensio toll-free at (888) 296-9675 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.acbpromotions.com/sensiorecall

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32-Inch Sharp LCD-TVs Recalled Due to Risk of Injury

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

Name of product: Sharp 32-inch LCD-TVs
Units: About 9,000
Manufacturer: Sharp Electronics Corporation, of Mahwah, N.J.

Hazard: The TV stand's neck support can break and cause the TV to tip-over, posing a risk of injury to the consumer.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Sharp 32-inch LCD-TVs with model number LC-32SB28UT. The model number, serial number and manufacture dates of March 2010 through April 2010, are printed on a label on the back of the unit. Serial numbers included in the recall are:

Serial Number Range
0028 32837 through 0028 35190
0048 57501 through 0048 59020
0048 61401 through 0048 64020
0048 72001 through 0048 78800


No other model or serial number is included in this recall.

Sold by: Major retail stores nationwide from March 2010 through August 2010 for about $550.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Sharp to arrange for a free replacement stand neck support.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sharp at (800) 291-4289 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.sharpusa.com.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Magnetic Maze Boards Recalled by Lakeshore Learning Materials Due to Choking, Intestinal and Aspiration Hazards

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

Name of Product: Magnetic maze boards

Units: About 18,500

Manufacturer: Lakeshore Learning Materials, of Carson, Calif.

Hazard: The magnetic maze board's plastic wand can separate and expose a magnet that can be a choking hazard to children. Also, if a child has more than one of these toys and the magnets detach and are swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.

Incidents/Injuries: Lakeshore has received ten reports of wands separating and magnets detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves wooden magnetic maze boards. The wooden boards have a clear plastic sheet that covers small wooden or plastic pieces located inside a maze. A plastic wand containing a magnet in its tip is attached to the board by a cord. The wand is used to move items inside the maze. The top of the board reads: "Who's Hiding in the Garden?," "Who's Hiding in the Ocean?," "Magnetic Counting Maze," "Magnetic Alphabet Board" or "My Community Magnetic Board."

Sold by: Lakeshore Learning Materials stores nationwide, its catalogs and online at www.lakeshorelearning.com from January 2009 through May 2010 singly or in sets for between $30 and $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take this toy away from children and contact Lakeshore to receive a free replacement product.

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

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Television Wall Mounts Recalled by Milestone AV Technologies Due to Injury Hazard

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

Name of product: Flat screen television wall mounts
Units: About 131,000
Manufacturer: Milestone AV Technologies LLC, of Savage, Minn.

Hazard: The elbow joint components on the wall mount's arm do not fit together properly, causing the attached television to tilt and possibly fall when the television is adjusted. This could pose an injury hazard to a consumer.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the Sanus Vision Mount model LF228-B1 wall mounts and Simplicity model SLF2. The wall mounts were sold for flat screen televisions. The model numbers can be found on the UL sticker on the wall plate.

Sold at: The Sanus Vision Mount model LF228-B1 was sold through independent television mount dealers nationwide from June 2009 through July 2010 for about $450. The Simplicity model SLF2 was sold through Costco from June 2009 through July 2010 for about $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately inspect the wall mount to determine if the elbow joint fits properly and contact Milestone for a free replacement wall mount arm. Instructions for visual inspections are located at www.milestone.com/recall.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Milestone toll-free at (877) 894-6280 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Saturday through Sunday or visit the firm's website at www.milestone.com/recall.

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Natural Wellness, Inc. Issues a Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Masxtreme Capsules, Marketed as a Dietary Supplement

Natural Wellness is announcing that it is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of MasXtreme, Lot # 907043, UPC 094922300805. Laboratory analysis conducted by FDA has determined the product contains undeclared amounts of Aminotadalafil, an analog of tadalafil. Tadalafil is an FDA-Approved drug used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), making the MasXtreme an unapproved new drug.

Risk Statement: FDA advises that this poses a threat to consumers because aminotadalafil 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.

MasXtreme is sold in blister packs containing one (1) capsule. The product is distributed nationwide by Natural Wellness Inc. This product is being promoted for increasing desire and sexual performance. The product is sold without medical prescription. No adverse events have been reported.

Consumers who have purchased MasXtreme tablets are urged to immediately discontinue their use and return the product to their place of purchase or directly to Natural Wellness Inc. at 440 S Federal Hwy, Suite 107, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441. Consumers with questions regarding this recall may contact the company at 954-570-6662 Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm. Consumers who have purchased this product and have medical concerns should consult with their health care providers.

Adverse reaction or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online, by regular mail, or by fax. Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm9. Regular Mail: use postage-paid, pre-addressed Form FDA 3500 available at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm10. Mail to address on the pre-addressed form. Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178.

This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Williams-Sonoma Recalls Baby Bottle Warmers Due to Burn Hazard

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

Name of Product: Beaba Express Steam Bottle Warmers

Units: About 11,000

Importer: Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The bottle warmers can overheat liquids and baby food, posing a burn hazard to adults and babies.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 10 reports of the bottles overheating, including one report of an adult who received a finger burn from touching a hot bottle.

Description: This recall involves the Beaba Express Steam Bottle Warmer which uses steam to heat baby bottles or baby food. The bottle warmer is green with an orange temperature dial. "Beaba" is printed on the base and model number 9602 is printed on the underside of the warmer.

Sold at: Williams-Sonoma stores nationwide, online at www.williams-sonoma.com and through Williams-Sonoma catalogs from June 2010 through July 2010 for about $65.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bottle warmers and call Williams-Sonoma for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund. Additionally, consumers who return the bottle warmers will receive a $25 Williams-Sonoma merchandise card.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Williams-Sonoma toll-free at (877) 548-0850 between 4 a.m. and 9 p.m. PT seven days a week or visit the firm's website at www.williams-sonoma.com

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Char-Broil Recalls Vertical Gas Smokers Due to Injury Hazard

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

Name of product: Char-Broil vertical gas smokers
Units: About 18,450
Importer: Char-Broil LLC, of Columbus, Ga.
Manufacturer: Ningbo Spring Communications of China

Hazard: When the temperature setting is in "low," the smoker's hose/valve/regulator (HVR) assembly does not allow sufficient gas to flow, causing the flame to extinguish. Gas continues to flow and build up inside the smoker. If the smoker is reignited the build-up of propane gas can cause an explosion that bursts the smoker's door open, posing an injury hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The company has received five reports of doors bursting open and hitting consumers. Injuries reported include burns to face and head, head concussion and cuts.

Description: This recall involves the Char-Broil vertical gas smokers with model number 07701413. The model number is printed on a metal tag located on the right rear leg of the smoker. The smoker measures 21.5" x 19.5" x 45.5" and weighs 75 pounds. A "G" inside a triangle is printed on the regulator (see photo).

Sold at: Walmart and various other retailers nationwide from March 2008 through June 2010 for about $140.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled smokers and contact Char-Broil for a free replacement hose/valve/regulator assembly and installation instructions.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Char-Broil toll-free at (866) 671-7988 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.charbroil.com.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

URGENT Nationwide Frozen Mamey Fruit Pulp Recall

Fast Facts:

* The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat frozen mamey fruit pulp sold under the La Nuestra brand by Montalvan Sales Inc. Ontario, Calif., or the Goya brand by Goya Foods Inc. Secaucus, N.J..
* An investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state partners showed an epidemiologic link between an ongoing outbreak of Salmonella Typhi infections and the products.
* The CDC reports that at least nine people in California and Nevada are ill with typhoid fever, caused by Salmonella Typhi.
* Ill individuals have reported consuming mamey fruit pulp, including mamey fruit smoothies at juice stands.
* Goya Foods Inc. and Montalvan’s (La Nuestra) have voluntarily recalled the products.
* Consumers who have the recalled La Nuestra brand or Goya brand frozen mamey pulp in their homes are urged to discard them immediately.
* Consumers also are urged to find out what brand of mamey products are being used in drinks prepared at juice stands and stores.
* This outbreak of Salmonella Typhi is not related to the current outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to eggs in their shells.



What is the Problem?
An investigation by the CDC and state partners showed an epidemiologic link between an ongoing outbreak of Salmonella Typhi and frozen mamey fruit pulp sold under the La Nuestra brand by Montalvan's Sales Inc. Ontario, Calif, and under the Goya brand by Goya Foods Inc. Secaucus, New Jersey.

The CDC reports that at least nine people in California and Nevada are ill with typhoid fever, caused by Salmonella Typhi. Ill individuals have reported consuming products, including mamey fruit smoothies, made with La Nuestra or Goya brand frozen mamey fruit pulp.

Epidemiologic evidence has linked imported frozen mamey sold by Montalvan's Sales Inc. (La Nuestra brand) and by Goya Foods Inc. to this ongoing outbreak. The two companies get their mamey fruit from a common supplier in Guatemala.

What are the Symptoms of Illness/Injury?
Infections with Salmonella Typhi cause typhoid fever. Typhoid fever is more common in developing countries. Eight of nine of the ill people report not having traveled outside the United States.

Typhoid fever is a serious illness that can result in death. People with typhoid fever usually have a sustained fever as high as 103° to 104° F (39° to 40° C). They may also feel weak, or have stomach pains, headache, or loss of appetite.

The only way to know for sure if an illness is typhoid fever is to have samples of stool or blood tested for the presence of Salmonella Typhi. Consumers who suspect that they have typhoid fever should see their health care professionals immediately.

What do Consumers Need to Do?
Consumers who have La Nuestra or Goya brand frozen mamey pulp in their homes are urged to discard them immediately. Consumers also are urged to find out what brand of mamey products are being used in drinks prepared at juice stands.

What Do the Products Look Like?
Both the Goya and La Nuestra products are sold frozen. The Goya product is sold in 14-ounce packages in retail stores nationwide. All production lot codes are being recalled. The UPC is 041331090803.

The La Nuestra brand mamey pulp comes in a 14-ounce plastic package. All lot numbers are affected by this recall, however, packages produced prior to May 2009 are not identified with a lot number and are subject to this recall as well. The UPC is 7-56869-10008-4.

Mamey fruit (sometime referred to as "zapote") is large and round, has brown skin and a fleshy orange pulp. It is grown mainly in the tropical lowlands of Central America and is very popular among the Hispanic community, especially in juices and fruit shakes (called "batidos").

What is Being Done about the Problem?
In addition to FDA’s collaborative effort with CDC and state partners to investigate the outbreak, the FDA is increasing its sampling of imported frozen mamey products at the borders to prevent contaminated product from entering the United States.

The information in this press release reflects FDA’s best efforts to communicate what the manufacturers have reported to FDA.

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White Tiger Outdoor Folding Chairs Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

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

Name of Product: Folding wooden chairs

Units: About 7,000

Importer: Fred Meyer Inc., of Portland, Ore.

Manufacturer: White Tiger Traders Co. Ltd, of Taiwan

Hazard: The wooden frame of the chairs can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The Kroger Co. and White Tiger have received three reports of chairs breaking, resulting in minor injuries including back and shoulder pain, sprains and contusions.

Description: This recall includes wooden folding chairs. The chairs were sold individually and as part of a three-piece set that included one table and two chairs. "HD Outdoor" is printed on the chair's packaging.

Sold at: Kroger, Fred Meyer, Ralph's, Fry's, Smith's, Dillon's, Gerbes, City Market, and Baker's stores nationwide from February 2009 through December 2009 individually for about $50 and as part of the set that sold for about $130.

Manufactured in: China

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

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kroger at (800) 632-6900 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET or visit the firm's website at www.kroger.com

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Lan Enterprises Recalls Zooper Tango Double Strollers Due to Collapse Hazard

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

Name of Product: Double stroller

Units: About 3,700

Distributor: Lan Enterprises LLC of Hillsboro, Ore., and formerly of Beaverton, Ore.

Hazard: The stroller's frame latch above the front wheels can fail when the stroller hits an object, causing the stroller to unexpectedly collapse. This can result in minor scrapes, cuts and bruises.

Incidents/Injuries: The company has received 185 reports of frame latch failures. In one incident a 13-month-old boy and a 3-year-old boy received scrapes and bruises when their stroller hit a sidewalk and the stroller collapsed.

Description: This recall involves 2007 and 2008 Zooper Tango double strollers with a model number of SL808B and SL808F. The model numbers were printed on the original packaging. The strollers have production dates ranging from January 1, 2007, through April 30, 2008. The production dates are printed on the warning labels attached to the seats. The word "Zooper" is printed on the stroller canopies and grab bars. The Web address www.zooper.com is printed on the basket under the stroller seats.

Sold at: Juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide and at www.babiesrus.com from January 2007 through August 2008 for between $400 and $430.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled strollers and contact Zooper USA to receive a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Zooper USA toll-free at (888) 966-7379 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.zooper.com

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

J & H Besta Expands Nationwide Recall of Slim- 30 Herb Supplement to Include Lot 6032101 Found to Contain an Undeclared Drug Ingredient

J & H Besta Corp. of Hicksville, NY, has been informed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that FDA lab analysis of Slim-30 Herb Supplement Lot 6032101 distributed by the company was found to contain undeclared Desmethyl Sibutramine, similar in structure to Sibutramine. Sibutramine is an FDA-approved drug used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss. The FDA has not approved Slim-30 Herbal Supplement, therefore the safety and effectiveness of the product is unknown. On July 16, 2010, J & H Besta had recalled Lot/Code 032009 and is now expanding the recall action to include Lot 6032101.

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

Slim-30 Herb Supplement is marketed as a Natural Herb for Weight Loss. Slim-30 Herb Supplement is packaged in plastic bottles containing 30 capsules per bottle and bears UPC 8 31457 005009 2.

The product was sold to distributors and retail stores nationwide and via internet sales.

No illnesses or injuries have been reported to the company to date in connection with this product. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the FDA.

J & H Besta Corp. is taking this voluntary action because of the concern for the health and safety of consumers. The company is discontinuing distribution of Lot/Code 6032101. It sincerely regrets any inconvenience to our customers.

Consumers should not consume Slim-30 Herb Supplement and should return it immediately to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact Jason Wang at 516-735-1436, Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm, EDT.

Any adverse reactions experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program online [at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm9], by phone 1-800-332-1088 [1-800-FDA-1088], or by returning the postage-paid FDA form 3500 [which may be downloaded from the MedWatch "Download Forms10" page], by mail [to address on the pre-addressed form] or fax [1-800-FDA-0178].

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Wright County Egg Expands Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Shell Eggs Because of Possible Health Risk

The following statement was released by officials of Wright County Egg regarding the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) investigation of potential incidence of Salmonella enteritidis (SE).

Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa is expanding its voluntary recall (original recall date: August 13, 2010) of specific Julian dates of shell eggs produced by their farms because they have 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, 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, endocarditis or arthritis.

Eggs affected by the expanded recall were distributed to food wholesalers, distribution centers and foodservice companies in California, Arizona, Missouri, Minnesota, Texas, Georgia, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, Illinois, Utah, Nebraska, Arkansas, Wisconsin and Oklahoma. These companies distribute nationwide.

Eggs are packaged under the following brand names: Albertsons, Farm Fresh, James Farms, Glenview, Mountain Dairy, Ralphs, Boomsma, Lund, Kemps and Pacific Coast. Eggs are packed in varying sizes of cartons (6-egg cartons, dozen egg cartons, 18-egg cartons, and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 229 and plant numbers 1720 and 1942.

Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg carton or printed on the case label. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P-1720 223.

Prior Recall
Eggs under the August 13, 2010 recall are packaged under the following brand names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. Eggs are packed in varying sizes of cartons (6-egg cartons, dozen egg cartons, 18-egg cartons, and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers 1026, 1413 and 1946.

There have been confirmed Salmonella enteritidis illnesses relating to the shell eggs and traceback investigations are ongoing.

Wright County Egg is fully cooperating with FDA’s investigation by undertaking this voluntary recall. Our primary concern is keeping Salmonella out of the food supply and away from consumers. As a precautionary measure, Wright County Egg also has decided to divert its existing inventory of shell eggs from the recalled plants to a breaker, where they will be pasteurized to kill any Salmonella bacteria present.

Consumers who believe they may have purchased these shell eggs should not eat them but should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. This recall is of shell eggs only. Other egg products produced by Wright County Eggs are not affected. Consumers with questions should visit www.eggsafety.org9 or call Wright County’s toll-free information number (866-272-5582), which contains a message outlining recall instructions for consumers.

We are undertaking this additional recall to further protect the safety of consumers - this voluntary measure is consistent with our commitment to egg safety, and it is our responsibility.

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Glow Industries, Inc. Issues Nationwide Recall of Mr. Magic Male Enhancer from Don Wands Amended

Glow Industries, Inc., Perrysburg, OH, announced today that it is initiating a voluntary nationwide recall of the company's product sold under the name of Mr. Magic Male Enhancer from Don Wands. Glow Industries, Inc. is conducting this voluntary recall after being informed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that lab analysis has found the Mr. Magic Male Enhancer from Don Wands capsules to contain Hydroxythiohomosildenafil and Sulfoaildenafil, an analogue of Sildenafil, an FDA-approved drug used in the treatment of male Erectile Dysfunction (ED), making Mr. Magic Male Enhancer an unapproved new drug. These active ingredients are not listed on the product label. Product manufactured containing lot numbers 9041401, 251209 and 8121904 are included in this recall.

The Mr. Magic Male Enhancer recall includes:


Product NameLot CodeUPC Code
Mr. Magic 1 ct. Capsule Card9041401 and 251209648658123001
Mr. Magic 3 ct. Capsule Bottle9041401 and 8121904648658123018
Mr. Magic 6 ct. Capsule Bottle9041401 and 8121904648658123025
Mr. Magic 12 ct. Capsule Bottle9041401 and 8121904648658123032
Mr. Magic Display of 24; 1 ct. Capsule Cards9041401 and 251209648658123043
Mr. Magic 20 ct. Capsule Bottle9041401 and 8121904648658123056

The recall is being conducted as a precautionary measure. No illnesses or adverse effects have been reported to the company to date in connection with the product.

The undeclared ingredients 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 conditions, and consumers may seek types of products to enhance sexual performance.

Glow Industries, Inc. advises any customer in possession of Mr. Magic Male Enhancer from Don Wands capsules to call (419) 350-2726, between the hours of 8 a.m and 5 p.m, Monday through Friday, Eastern Standard Time for instructions on the product return and credit process. Glow Industries, Inc. is notifying its distributors and retailers by a recall letter and phone calls to arrange for return of recalled product in their possession.

Any adverse events that may be related to the use of this product should be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online [at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm9], by returning the postage-paid FDA form 3500 [which may be downloaded from www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm10] by mail [to MedWatch, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787] or fax [1-800-FDA-0178].

Customers with questions should contact Glow Industries, Inc. at (419) 350-2726.

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Moonstruck Chocolate Co. Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut-Butter Filling in Their 4 Piece Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle Collection and 12 Piece Chocolate Malted (or Malt) Cream Cone Chocolate Truffles

Moonstruck Chocolate Co. of Portland, Oregon is voluntarily recalling their 4 piece Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle Collection and the 12 piece Chocolate Malted (or Malt) Cream Cone Chocolate Truffles, because they may contain undeclared peanut butter. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The 4 piece Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle Collection and 12 piece Chocolate Malted (or Malt) Cream Cone Chocolate Truffles products were distributed through Moonstruck Company owned Moonstruck Chocolate Caf├ęs, direct delivery from moonstruckchocolate.com and through various retailers nationwide. The recalled Chocolate Malted (or Malt) Cream Cone Chocolate Truffles can be found in Moonstruck’s 4 Piece Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle Collection and in the 12 piece Chocolate Malted (or Malt) Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle box.

The products are coded with Best if enjoyed by: 11/2/2010 through 11/15/2010. The Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle Collection contains 4 cream cones in a box with UPC code of 711175011042, and the 12 piece Chocolate Malted (or Malt) Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle is packaged 12 pieces in a box with a UPC code of 711175103549. The 4 Piece Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle Collection contains one Chocolate Malted (or Malt) Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle which may contain peanut butter. The 12 piece Chocolate Malt Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle contains 12 pieces which may contain peanut butter.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that some Chocolate Malted (or Malt) Cream Cones Chocolate Truffles inadvertently contained the milk chocolate and peanut butter French butter cream filling normally used in Moonstruck’s Peanut Butter Cream Cone Chocolate Truffle. Requests for refunds or replacement product will be honored. Consumers with questions may contact the company directly at 503.943.2853 between the hours of 8:00-5:00 PST.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

NBTY Acquisition LLC Dba Leiner Health Products Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in Air Shield Effervescent Tablets, Air Protector Effervescent Tablets, Immune System Support Effervescent, and Airhealth Effervescent Tablets And Stick Packs

NBTY Acquisition LLC, dba Leiner Health Products of Ronkonkoma, New York is recalling Air Shield, Air Protector, Immune System Support, and AirHealth Effervescent 10 Tablet containers and Stick Packs, 8 stick containers, because they may contain undeclared Soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

This recall was initiated after it was discovered that the products contain soy but were distributed in packaging that did not list the presence of soy. These products were manufactured and packaged for NBTY Acquisition LLC dba Leiner Health Products by a contract manufacturer who did not disclose the presence of soy in the products.

The Effervescent Tablet product was sold under the names Air Shield, Air Protector, Immune System Support, and AirHealth, under various brands shown in the table below. The Stick Packs were sold only under Wal-born and Safeway brands.

The products listed below were distributed throughout the United States via retail stores.

Product No.
Description UPC Codes Label Expiration Dates Lot Numbers
53220
AirHealth Lemon-Lime, 10 Tablets per Box
6 05388 66178 4
7 19283 59047 3
Equate (Walmart)
Meijer
1/31/12 and earlier
All
53220
Air Protector Lemon-Lime, 10 Tablets per Box
0 41163 44076 0
Equaline (SuperValue and Albertson's)
1/31/12 and earlier
All
53220
Air Shield Lemon-Lime 10 Tablets per Box
0 36800 14551 1
0 74970 53220 5
0 50428 07878 5
3 12333 93141 9
0 00000 88266 8
Top Care
Your Life
CVS
Longs Wellness
Trader Darwin's (Trader Joe's)
1/31/12 and earlier
All
53220
Immune System Support Lemon-Lime, 10 Tablets per Box
0 74990 73220 3
Target
1/31/12 and earlier
All
53140
AirHealth Orange, 10 Tablets per Box
6 05388 66146 3
3 21130 78726 6
3 21130 78726 6
8 40986 01982 1
0 74970 53140 6
0 10939 06044 0
Equate
Safeway
Safeway Select
Premier Value
Your Life
Sunmark
1/31/12 and earlier
All
53140
Air Protector Orange, 10 Tablets per Box
0 41163 43021 1
Equaline (SuperValue and Albertson's)
1/31/12 and earlier
All
53140
Air Shield Orange 10 Tablets per Box
0 74970 53140 6
0 50428 07877 8
3 12333 93131 0
0 00000 88267 5
Your Life
CVS
Longs Wellness
Trader Darwin's
(Trader Joes)
1/31/12 and earlier
All
53140
Immune System Support Orange, 10 Tablets per Box
0 74990 73140 4
Target
1/31/12 and earlier
All
53142
Air Shield Orange, 20 Tablets per Box (2 pack)
0 50428 09706 9
CVS
1/31/12 and earlier
All
54320
Air Shield Pink Grapefruit, 10 Tablets per Box
0 50428 11516 9
CVS
1/31/12 and earlier
All
83140
Immune System Support Orange Tablets, 10 Tablets per Box
0 74990 73140 4
Target Up & Up
1/31/12 and earlier
All
85322
Immune System Support Lemon Lime Tablets, 10 Tablets per Box
0 74990 73220 3
Target Up & Up
1/31/12 and earlier
All
53710
Walborn Lemon Lime Stick Pack (powder) 8 Stick Count per Box 3.8g per Stick
3 11917 08770 2
Walborn (Walgreen's)
1/31/12 and earlier
All
53710
AirHealth Lemon Lime Stick Pack (powder) 8 Stick Count per Box 3.8g per Stick
3 21130 78733 4
Safeway
1/31/12 and earlier
All

As of this date, there have been no adverse reaction complaints reported relating to this recall.

Consumers who have any of these products in their possession should call 1-888-534-6370, Monday – Friday 9 am – 7 pm EDT for further instructions.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Merrick Pet Care Recalls Filet Squares & Texas Hold’ems 10oz Bag (Item # 60016 All Lots) Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling all lots of its 10 oz "Beef Filet Squares" for Dogs and "Texas Hold'ems" pet treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling the treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews or any surfaces exposed to these products. Consumers should dispose of these products in a safe manner by securing them in a covered trash receptacle.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers immediately.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

The "Beef Filet Squares" & "Texas Hold'ems" were shipped to distributors and retailers throughout the US. These individuals have been notified and have activated their recall procedures.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased 10 ounce packages of "Beef Filet Squares for Dogs" & "Texas Hold'ems" are urged to return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-664-7387 M-F 8:00 – 5:00 CDT.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Nationwide Milk Allergen Recall of Kroger 'Meals Made Simple Shrimp Linguini'

/PRNewswire/ -- Kroger (product distributor) and Contessa Premium Foods, Inc. (product manufacturer) are recalling 24 ounce bags of Kroger brand Meals Made Simple Shrimp Linguini, because it may contain undeclared milk product. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The Kroger brand Meals Made Simple Shrimp Linguini was distributed to all divisions of Kroger's retail stores.

All units of Kroger brand Meals Made Simple Shrimp Linguini (UPC 1111097756) product are impacted by this recall.

Only one adverse reaction has been reported as associated with this product to date.

This recall was initiated after Contessa Premium Foods, Inc. discovered that the Kroger brand Meals Made Simple Shrimp Linguini included an ingredient labeled as "Natural Flavors" that may have been constituted using milk or milk byproducts. Subsequent investigation indicates that this ingredient was included in the product at very small amounts but was not otherwise indicated on the allergen warning statement.

Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk products and have purchased the 24 ounce bags of Kroger brand Meals Made Simple Shrimp Linguini are urged to either contact Contessa Premium Foods, Inc. at 888-832-8000 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.


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Friday, August 13, 2010

Prolatis’ Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of its product Prolatis’ Marketed as Dietary Supplement prior to August 9, 2010

Prolatis’ – Salt Lake City, UT announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of the company’s product sold under the name Prolatis’. Prolatis’ is conducting a voluntary recall after being informed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that lab analysis has found Prolatis’ to contain Sulfoaildenafil, an analogue of Sildenafil, an FDA-approved drug used as treatment for male Erectile Dysfunction (ED), making Prolatis’ an unapproved drug. The active drug ingredient is not listed on the product label. Product manufactured prior to August 9, 2010 is included in this recall. Prolatis’ is sold nationwide in double blister packs and 40 count bottles.

This recall is being conducted as a precautionary measure. No illnesses or adverse effects have been reported to the company to date in connection with this product.

The undeclared ingredient 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.

Prolatis’ advises any customer in possession of Prolatis’ to return the product for a full credit towards the new product. Customers can call 1.877.286.5056 for instructions on the return and credit process.

Any adverse events that may be related to the use of this product should be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online [at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm9], by returning the postage-paid FDA form 3500 [which may be downloaded from www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm10] by mail [to MedWatch, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787] or fax [1-800-FDA-0178].

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Circus World Recalls Wireless Video Baby Monitors Due to Overheating Hazard

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

Name of Product: Levana Wireless Video Baby Monitors
Units: About 800

Distributor: Circus World Displays Limited (CWD), of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Hazard: Wiring in the baby monitor camera can overheat and emit smoke, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Circus World Displays has received two reports of the camera portion of the monitors overheating and smoking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Levana wireless baby monitors with model number LV-TW300. The receiver front is white and green with six round buttons and the printed word "Levana". It is 7 inches tall and includes a stand/base. The camera is all white, about 5 inches tall and is attached to a 3 1/2 inch long white base. The camera can rotate and swivel in various directions. The camera and receiver each has its own A/C adapters.

Sold at: BB Buggy &Health and Safety stores nationwide and on the Internet between February 2010 and May 2010 for about $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and return the baby monitor directly to CWD for a refund or replacement with a different model. When returning, please include the entire product, your complete name, mailing address and phone number in the package and mail to Circus World Displays Ltd, Attention: Adam Crysler, Dealer Returns Specialist, 60 Industrial Parkway Suite Z64, Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Circus World Displays toll-free at (866) 946-7828 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by e-mail at support@svat.com or on the firm's website at www.mylevana.com.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Novacare LLC Conducts Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Products Found to Contain Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Novacare LLC announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of products sold under the following names: Stiff Nights, Aziffa, Size Matters, Erex, Mojo, Hard Drive, Eyeful, Red Magic, Straight Up, Zotrex, Monster Excyte, WOW, Xaitrex, Verect, Prolatis, Xytamax, Maxyte, Libidinal, OMG, OMG45, and Zilex (with Golden Spear).

Novacare LLC has been informed by representatives of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that the products appear to contain sulfoaildenafil, an analogue of Sildenafil, an FDA-approved drug used as treatment for male Erectile Dysfunction. "Sulfoaildenafil" is not declared on the product labels. The undeclared ingredient 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.

The recalled products listed above were distributed in bottles and/or "blister cards" to retailers and via internet sales. All lots of the above-named products with manufacture or distribution dates prior to June 17, 2010 are being recalled.

This recall is being conducted as a precautionary measure. No illnesses or adverse effects have been reported to the company to date in connection with these products.

Customers who have any of the above-named products in their possession should stop using them immediately and contact their physician if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking these products.

Consumers and healthcare professionals should report any adverse events that may be related to the use of the above-named products to the FDA's Med Watch Adverse Event Reporting Program online at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm9, by phone 1-800-FDA-1088, or by returning the postage-paid FDA form 3500 which may be downloaded from www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm10 by mail to FDA Med Watch, HF-2, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787 or fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.

Novacare LLC is conducting this recall with the knowledge of the FDA. Consumers should return any unused product to the place of purchase or contact Novacare LLC directly at 801-290-1738, Monday – Friday, 10 am to 4 pm MDT.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Additional Reports of Fires and Low Consumer Response Rate Prompt Reannouncement of Goldstar and Comfort-Aire Dehumidifier Recall

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

Name of Product: Portable Dehumidifiers

Units: About 98,000 (previously recalled in December 2009)

Manufacturer: LG Electronics Tianjin Appliance Co., of China

Hazard: The power connector for the dehumidifier's compressor can short circuit, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: LG has received four additional reports of fires involving the recalled dehumidifiers, including one that resulted in significant damage to a home. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves 30-pint portable dehumidifiers sold under the brand names in the chart below. The dehumidifiers are white with a red shut-off button, controls for fan speed and humidity control and a front-loading water bucket. "Goldstar" or "Comfort-Aire" is printed on the front. The model and serial numbers are printed on the interior of the dehumidifiers and can be viewed after the water bucket is removed.

Brand: Goldstar | Model No. GHD30Y7 | Sold at: Home Depot
Serial Number Range: 611TAxx00001~08400, 611TAxx08401~40600, 612TAxx00001~20400, 612TAxx21001~30600

Brand: Goldstar | Model No. DH305Y7 | Sold at: Walmart
Serial Number Range: 612TAxx00001~00600, 701TAxx00001~16800, 702TAxx00001~03000

Brand: Comfort-Aire | Model No. BHD-301-C | Sold at: Heat Controller Inc.
Serial Number Range: 611TA000001~001697, 612TA000001~004200, 701TA000001~000578, 710TA000001~000599

Sold at: The Home Depot, Walmart and Heat Controller Inc. nationwide from January 2007 through June 2008 for between $140 and $150.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dehumidifier, contact LG to determine if it is included in the recall and return it to an authorized LG service center for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LG toll-free at (877) 220-0479 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. CT on Saturday for the location of an authorized LG service center for the repair, or visit the firm's website at www.30pintdehumidifierrecall.com

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Monday, August 9, 2010

South Bend Chocolate Company Announces Nationwide Recall of Bountiful Blend Chocolates Due to Undeclared Tree Nuts

The South Bend Chocolate Company, South Bend, Indiana, is recalling 174 1-lb bags of Bountiful Blend, a blend of chocolate covered mixed nuts and dried fruits, because it contains undeclared cashews, almonds, pecans, and Brazil nuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cashews, pecans, almonds or Brazil nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Bountiful Blend was sold via internet sales, mail order and may have been sold nationwide through our distributors to retail stores.

The Bountiful Blend product impacted by the recall is sold under The South Bend Chocolate Company brand name and was produced on or after March 18, 2010. The product under recall is: Bountiful Blend in 1-lb Bags. Products with labels reading Item #154,UPC #644823001549 are subject to this recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

This recall was initiated after it was discovered that Bountiful Blend containing cashews, pecans, almonds or Brazil nuts were not listed on the product’s labeling. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by the printing of ingredient statements and was cut off before the listing of nuts printed.

Consumers who have purchased 1-lb bags of Bountiful Blend are urged to contact The South Bend Chocolate Company at 574-233-2577 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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EZVille, Ltd. Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Revivexxx® Extra Strength Found to Contain an Undeclared Drug Ingredient

EZVille, Ltd. of Ronkonkoma, NY, has been informed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that FDA lab analysis of Revivexxx® Extra Strength distributed by the company was found to contain undeclared tadalafil. Tadalafil is an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of male Erectile Dysfunction (ED), making Revivexxx® Extra Strength an unapproved drug.

FDA advises that this poses a threat to consumers because tadalafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.

Revivexxx® Extra Strength is marketed as a dietary supplement sexual enhancer for men. Revivexxx® Extra Strength is packaged in a single dose blister pack containing one oral tablet and bears UPC 8 35470 00207 9. All lots of this product with expiration dates including and prior to August 2013 currently available on the market are being recalled. The product was sold to distributors and retail stores nationwide and via internet sales.

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

EZVille, Ltd. is taking this voluntary action because of the concern for the health and safety of consumers. The company has discontinued distribution of these affected products. It sincerely regrets any inconvenience to our customers.

Consumers should not consume Revivexxx® Extra Strength and should return it immediately to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers should contact their physician if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking this product. Consumers with questions should contact Eric Budzinski at 1-866 -673-8483, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, EDT.

Consumers and health care professionals should report adverse events that may be related to the use of this product to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm9, by phone at 1-800-FDA-1088 or by returning the postage-paid FDA form 3500 which may be downloaded from www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm10 by mail to MedWatch, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787 or fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Belle Vanity Benches Sold Exclusively at Tuesday Morning Stores Recalled By LaMont Limited

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

Name of Product: Belle Vanity Benches

Units: About 1,900

Importer: LaMont Limited, of Burlington, Iowa

Distributor: Tuesday Morning Stores, of Dallas, Texas

Hazard: Legs on the Belle vanity bench can detach at the weld and allow the bench to collapse, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: LaMont has received two reports of a leg on the vanity bench detaching at the weld, causing the consumer to fall and sustain minor bruising.

Description: This recall involves Belle vanity benches with a scroll design and padded seat. The wrought iron vanity bench is about 21 3/4 inches from floor to top of rail. The padded seat has an 18 3/4 inch wide off-white damask cover.

Sold exclusively at: Tuesday Morning stores nationwide from May 2010 through June 2010 for about $70.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the Belle vanity benches and return the product to any Tuesday Morning store for a refund. Consumers can also mail the product directly to LaMont for a refund. Consumers returning the product to LaMont should include in the package, the bench, name, mailing address and phone number. The package should be sent to LaMont Limited, Customer Service, 1530 North Bluff Road, Burlington, Iowa 52601.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tuesday Morning at (800) 457-0099 or LaMont at (800) 553-5261 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.shop.tuesdaymorning.com or www.lamontlimited.com

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Fisher-Price Recalls Little People Play 'n Go Campsite(TM) Due to Choking Hazard

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

Name of product: Little People Play 'n Go Campsite(TM)
Units: About 96,000 in the United States (14,000 were sold in Canada)
Importer: Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.

Hazard: The plastic Sonya Lee figure in the play set can break at the waist, exposing small parts that pose a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received eight reports of the Sonya Lee figure breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Little People Play 'n Go Campsite. The seven-piece plastic play set includes Sonya Lee, a tent and other accessories. Product number R6935 is printed on the toy's packaging. The name Sonya Lee is printed on the underside of the figure. Only Sonya Lee figures that bend at the waist, have a green sweater and purple camera around the neck are included in this recall. No other Sonya Lee figure is affected. The remaining pieces of the Little People Play 'n Go Campsite are not affected.

Sold at: Major retailers including mass merchandisers, discount stores, department stores and toy stores nationwide and in Puerto Rico, and by online retailers from October 2009 through August 2010 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the Campsite's Sonya Lee figure away from children and contact Fisher-Price to arrange for the figure's return in exchange for a free replacement figure.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.service.mattel.com.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Merrick Pet Care Recalls Texas Hold'ems 10 oz Bag (Item # 60016 Lot 10127 Best by May 6 2012) because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is extending its July 2,2010 recall of 10 oz "Beef Filet Squares for Dogs (Texas Hold'Ems)" pet treat (ITEM # 60016 LOT # 10084TL7 BEST BY MARCH 24, 2012) to also include 83 cases of "Texas Hold'ems" (ITEM # 60016 LOT # 10127 BEST BY MAY 6, 2012) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling the treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews or any surfaces exposed to these products. Consumers should dispose of these products in a safe manner by securing them in a covered trash receptacle.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers immediately.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

The Beef Filet Squares (Texas Hold 'Ems) were shipped to distributors and retailers throughout the US. These individuals have been notified and have activated their recall procedures.

The treats are sold in 1Ooz plastic bags marked with "Lot # 10127 Best By May 6, 2012" on the top of the bag and on a sticker applied to the bottom.

No illnesses have been reported to date for either lot of product. A sample tested positive for Salmonella.

Consumers who have purchased 10 ounce packages of"Texas Hold'ems" are urged to return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-664-7387 M-F 8:00 - 5:00 CDT.

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Bed Bath & Beyond Recalls Solar Lighted Cantilever Umbrellas Due to Injury 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Solar Lighted Cantilever Umbrellas

Units: About 7,600

Importer: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., of Union, N.J.

Hazard: A plastic connector which attaches to the arm of the umbrella can break, causing the umbrella to collapse. This poses a risk of injury to the user.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 21 reports of units collapsing. Minor injuries were reported in three of those incidents including a bruise, abrasion and nausea.

Description: The recalled product is a 13-foot Solar Lighted Cantilever Umbrella. The umbrella has tan or chocolate colored material, lights and a black supporting pole. The UPC numbers are 444444550439 (tan) and 444444583963 (chocolate) and can be found on the product packaging. The model numbers are 8070C-S and 8070C-L and can be found on the assembly and operating instruction that were enclosed with the product packaging.

Sold exclusively at: Bed Bath & Beyond stores and online at www.bedbathandbeyond.com and www.bedbathandbeyond.ca from February 2010 through June 2010 for about $300.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and return it to any Bed Bath & Beyond location for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bed Bath & Beyond toll-free at (800) 462-3966, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or visit the firm's website at www.bedbathandbeyond.com and www.bedbathandbeyond.ca

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pottery Barn Kids Recalls to Repair Madeline Bunk Beds Due to Entrapment Hazard

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

Name of product: Bunk Bed
Units: About 405

Importer/ Distributor: Pottery Barn Kids, a division of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.Hazard: The end structure of the bunk bed can pose an entrapment hazard to young children, a violation of the Safety Standard for Entrapment Hazards in Bunk Bed, 16 C.F.R. Part 1513. Children can get their necks caught in the opening between the post and the decorative molding.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Madeline bunk beds. The bed is white and is made of wood and medium-density fiberboard. It has guardrails on either side of the top bunk and a ladder that attaches to the side of the beds.

Sold at: Pottery Barn Kids stores, catalog and www.potterybarnkids.com from July 2009 to March 2010 for $1,400

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the bed and contact Pottery Barn Kids to schedule installation of a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at (888) 779-8692 between 7 a.m. and midnight PT seven days a week or visit the company's website at www.potterybarnkids.com.
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P&G Expands Voluntary Limited Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods Due to Possible Health Risk

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) (NYSE:PG) is voluntarily expanding its recall to include veterinary and some specialized dry pet food as a precautionary measure because it has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. No salmonella-related illnesses have been reported.

The following dry pet food products are included:

Product Name Version "Best-By" Dates UPC Codes
Iams Veterinary Dry Formulas All dry sizes and varieties 01Jul10 – 01Dec11 All UPC Codes
Eukanuba Naturally Wild All dry sizes and varieties 01Jul10 – 01Dec11 All UPC Codes
Eukanuba Pure All dry sizes and varieties 01Jul10 – 01Dec11 All UPC Codes
Eukanuba Custom Care Sensitive Skin All dry sizes 01Jul10 – 01Dec11 All UPC Codes



The affected products are sold in veterinary clinics and specialty pet retailers throughout the United States and Canada. No canned food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement. A full listing of UPC codes can be found at www.iams.com.

These products are made in a single, specialized facility. In cooperation with FDA, P&G determined that some products made at this facility have the potential for salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling all products made at this facility.

Consumers who have purchased the specific dry pet foods listed should discard them. People handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

For further information or a product replacement or refund call P&G toll-free at 877-340-8823 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST).

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Bay Valley Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg and Wheat in Cans of Mislabeled Chef's Cupboard Chicken with Rice Soup

Bay Valley Foods is voluntarily recalling 10.5 oz cans of Chef's Cupboard Chicken with Rice Soup because some cans are mislabeled and may contain Vegetarian Vegetable Soup. The mislabeled product contains undeclared egg and wheat. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs or wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

No adverse reactions have been reported to date. In addition to working in cooperation with the FDA, Bay Valley Foods is issuing an alert through the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. The recall was initiated after receipt of a consumer complaint.

The recalled product labeled as Chef's Cupboard Chicken with Rice Soup is marked with "BEST BY 01 05 12" that can be found on the bottom of the can. Product affected by this recall may have been distributed to Aldi stores nationwide. No other products or brands are affected by this recall.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled Chef's Cupboard Chicken with Rice Soup can return it to an Aldi store for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Bay Valley Foods Consumer Response Department at (1-800-236-1119) between the hours 9:00 am and 5:00 p.m. (EDT).

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