Monday, December 27, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday, December 24, 2010

FDA announces recall of Abbott glucose test strips

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To determine if you have product being recalled:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you have affected strips, FDA recommends the following:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Common Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What are the LIPITOR LOT numbers that are recalled?

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


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

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

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

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

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

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

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

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IMPF Voluntarily Recalls Dips & Spreads because of Possible Health Risk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Wal-Mart Recalls Electric Heaters Due to Fire and Burn Hazard

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

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

Units: About 2.2 million

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

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

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

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

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

Manufactured in: China

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

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

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Portable Table-Saws Recalled by Ryobi Due to Laceration Hazard

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

Name of Product: Ryobi RTS20 portable table-saws

Units: About 21,500

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

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

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

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

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

Manufactured in: China

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

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

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Monday, December 13, 2010

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

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

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

Units: About 7,500

Retailer: QVC, of West Chester, Pa.

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

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

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

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

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

Manufactured in: China

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Toddler Girl Garments Recalled by American Eagle Outfitters Due to Choking Hazard

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

Name of product: Toddler Girl Pants and Shorts

Units: About 1,200

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

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

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

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

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


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

Manufactured in: China

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

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

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Silver Metallic Pillar Candles Sold Exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond Stores Recalled By General Wax & Candle Company Due to Fire Hazard

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

Name of Product: Silver Metallic Pillar Candles

Units: About 12,000

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

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

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

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

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

Manufactured in: United States

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

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

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

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

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

Units: 1,500

Importer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.

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

Incidents/Injuries: None.

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

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

Manufactured in: Bangladesh

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

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

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Rachael Ray(tm) Brand Two Quart Teakettle Recalled by Meyer Corporation, U.S. Due to Burn Hazard

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

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

Units: About 59,000

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

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

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

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

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

Manufactured in: Thailand

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

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

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Friday, December 3, 2010

AmerTac Recalls Night Lights Due to Fire and Burn Hazard

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

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

Units: About 272,000

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

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

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

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

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

Manufactured in: China

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

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

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Recall of Mylanta and Alternagel Liquid Products

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

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

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

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

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

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

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