Tuesday, May 31, 2011

HP Expands Recall of Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard Consumers urged to recheck notebook models and batteries

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: Lithium-ion batteries used in HP and Compaq notebook computers

Units: About 162,600 additional batteries (54,000 and 70,000 batteries were previously recalled in May 2010 and May 2009, respectively)

Importer: Hewlett-Packard Company, of Palo Alto, Calif.

Hazard: The recalled lithium-ion batteries can overheat and rupture, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Since the May 2010 recall expansion, HP has received 40 additional reports of batteries that overheated and ruptured, resulting in seven burn injuries, one smoke inhalation injury, and 36 instances of property damage.

Description: The recalled lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are used with various model series of HP and Compaq notebook computers and include batteries that consumers were informed were not included in previous recalls. The chart below includes all notebook model numbers associated with batteries recalled to date. The computer model number is located at the top of the service label on the bottom of the notebook computer. Not all batteries matching the bar codes are being recalled.

Notebook Model Number | Battery Bar Codes (^ in the code can be any letter or number)

HP Pavilion dv2000, dv2500, dv2700, dv6000, dv6500, dv6700,dx6000, dx6500, dx6700 | 62940^^AXV^^^^, 65035^^B7U^^^^, 65035^^B7V^^^^, 65035^^BGU^^^^, 65035^^BGV^^^^

HP Pavilion dv9000, dv9500, dv9700 | 65033^^B7U^^^^, 65033^^B7V^^^^, 65033^^BGU^^^^, 65033^^BGV^^^^

Compaq Presario A900, C700, F500, F700, V3000, V3500, V3700, V6000, V6500, V6700 | 62940^^AXV^^^^, 65035^^B7U^^^^, 65035^^B7V^^^^, 65035^^BGU^^^^, 65035^^BGV^^^^

HP G6000, G7000 | 62940^^AXV^^^^, 65035^^B7U^^^^, 65035^^B7V^^^^, 65035^^BGU^^^^, 65035^^BGV^^^^

HP Compaq 6510b, 6515b, 6710b, 6710s, 6715b, 6715s | 65000^^B5V^^^^

HP Compaq 6520s | 67150^^AXU^^^^, 67150^^AXV^^^^

HP Compaq 6720s | 67059^^V8U^^^^, 67059^^V8V^^^^

Sold at: Computer and electronics stores nationwide, hp.com and hpshopping.com from July 2007 through July 2008 for between $500 and $3,000. The battery packs were also sold separately for between $100 and $160.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the batteries from their notebook computer and contact HP to determine if their battery is included in this recall. Consumers who had previously checked their batteries and were informed they were not included in previous announcements are urged to check again. Consumers with recalled batteries will receive a free replacement battery. After removing the recalled battery from their notebook computer, consumers may use the AC adapter to power the computer until a replacement battery arrives.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, visit the HP Battery Replacement Program website at www.hp.com/support/BatteryReplacement or call (888) 202-4320 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Walmart Recalls GE Food Processors Due to Laceration and 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: General Electric(r) Food Processors

Units: About 255,000

Importer: Walmart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.

Hazard: The safety interlock system on the recalled food processor can fail; allowing operation without the lid secured which poses a laceration hazard. In addition, the product can emit smoke, or catch fire, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Walmart has received a total of 58 incident reports: 24 reports of the food processor operating without the lid in place, of which 21 resulted in injuries to fingertips; and 34 reports of the unit smoking, including 3 reports of fires.

Description: This recall involves GE-branded digital, 14-cup food processors. The food processors are black with stainless steel trim, and model number 169203 is imprinted on the underside of the unit.

Sold exclusively at: Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com from September 2009 through February 2011 for a retail price of about $50.

Manufactured in: China

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

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Walmart Customer Service toll free at (877) 207-0923 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.walmartstores.com/recalls

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STIHL Recalls Yard Power Products Due to Burn and Fire 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: Gas powered STIHL trimmers, brushcutters, KombiMotors, hedge trimmers, edgers, clearing saws, pole pruners, and backpack blowers that utilize a toolless fuel cap

Units: About 2.3 million

Manufacturer: STIHL Inc., of Virginia Beach, Va.

Hazard: The level of ethanol and other fuel additives can distort the toolless fuel cap, allowing fuel to spill, posing a fire and burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: STIHL has received 81 reports of difficulty installing and/or removing the fuel caps and fuel spillage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The following yard power tools and model numbers are included in this recall:

Product Name & Description
Model Number | Serial Numbers Affected

Blower, backpack
BR 500 | Up to 284053456
BR 550 | Up to 284053456
BR 600 | Up to 284053456
BR 600 | Magnum Up to 284053456

Hedge Trimmer, extended reach
HL 90K | Up to 284101483
HL 100 | Up to 284101483
HL 100 | K Up to 284101483

Pole Pruner
HT 56 C-E | Up to 284398635
HT 100 | Up to 284097165
HT 101 | Up to 284097165
HT 130 | Up to 284097165
HT 131 | Up to 284097165

Edger
FC 56 C-E | Up to 284180999
FC 70 C-E | Up to 284180999
FC 90 | Up to 284012099
FC 95 | Up to 284012099
FC 100 | Up to 284012099
FC 110 | Up to 284012099

Trimmer/Brushcutter
FS 40 C-E | Up to 284180999
FS 56 C-E | Up to 284180999
FS 56 RC-E | Up to 284180999
FS 70 RC-E | Up to 284180999
FS 90 | Up to 284012099
FS 90 R | Up to 284012099
FS 100 RX | Up to 284012099
FS 110 | Up to 284012099
FS 110 R | Up to 284012099
FS 110 RX | Up to 284012099
FS 130 | Up to 284012099
FS 130 R | Up to 284012099

Clearing Saw
FS 310 | Up to 284012099

KombiEngine
KM 56 RC-E | Up to 284180999
KM 90 R | Up to 284012099
KM 110 R | Up to 284012099
KM 130 R | Up to 284012099

Visit STIHL's website, www.stihlusa.com for additional photos of the power tools involved and photos of the toolless fuel cap.

Sold at: Authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from July 2002 through May 2011 for between $190 and $650.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these products and return them to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free repair. Consumers can contact STIHL for instructions on identifying these toolless fuel caps.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact STIHL toll-free at (800) 233-4729 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.stihlusa.com or e-mail to stihlrecall@stihl.us

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Additional Fingertip Amputations and Lacerations Prompt Reannouncement of November 2009 Recall of Strollers by Maclaren USA

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today reannounced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers who have not yet obtained the repair should do so immediately. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Maclaren strollers (sold prior to November 2009)

Units: About one million (this product was recalled in November 2009)

Distributor: Maclaren USA, Inc., of South Norwalk, Conn.

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

Incidents/Injuries: Maclaren has received a total of 149 reported incidents with the strollers, including 37 reported injuries that occurred after the stroller was recalled in November 2009. These reported injuries include five additional fingertip amputations, 16 additional lacerations and 16 additional fingertip entrapments/bruising. At the time of the original recall, there were 15 incidents, including 12 reports of fingertip amputations in the United States.

Description: This reannouncement involves all Maclaren single and double umbrella strollers sold prior to November 2009. The word "Maclaren" is printed on the stroller. Maclaren strollers sold after May 2010 have a different hinge design and are not affected by this announcement.

Sold at: Juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1999 through November 2009 for between $100 and $360.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers who have not installed the hinge covers should immediately contact Maclaren USA to receive the free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: Consumers who have not received or installed the hinge covers should contact Maclaren USA at hingecovers@maclaren-usa.com to obtain the free repair kit. Consumers also can call Maclaren toll-free at (877) 688-2326 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Six L's Voluntarily Recalls Grape Tomatoes Because of Possible Health Risk

Six L's of Immokalee, Fla. is voluntarily recalling a single lot of grape tomatoes, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The strain of Salmonella has not been determined and no illnesses have been reported.

The specific lot was packed on April 11 and was comprised of grape tomatoes that can be identified by Cherry Berry lot code DW-H in either in clam shells or 20 lbs. cardboard containers. The product was distributed to North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, Georgia and Canada, and reached consumers through retail stores and restaurant distribution.

The contamination was detected through a random sample obtained by the USDA at a distributor in New York. The product is from a farm in Estero, Fla. which has since ceased production of that commodity.

The recall does not include any other tomatoes or produce distributed by Six L's. Consumers who have purchased the specific lot of grape tomatoes mentioned above are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Six L's at 877-606-1821, ext. 3955, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

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Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. Recalls Grape Tomatoes Due to Salmonella Risk

Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. of Tracy, CA has been notified by grower Six L’s that a specific lot of grape tomatoes supplied to Taylor Farms Pacific may be contaminated with Salmonella. This product has been recalled by Six L's.

This lot of grape tomatoes was used in the following products made by Taylor Farms Pacific for Albertsons, Raley's, Safeway, Savemart, Sam's Club, & Walmart and is being voluntarily recalled as a precautionary measure. No illnesses have been reported.

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 people may experience fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), and abdominal pain. In rare cases the organism can get into the bloodstream and cause more serious complications. For more information visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website at www.cdc.gov1.


Albertsons:

Brand Product Description Size Package Use By UPC State
Albertson's Taylor Farms Seafood Salad 15 oz Plastic tray
5/5/2011
AZ
Albertson's Taylor Farms Seafood Salad 15 oz Plastic Tray
5/6/2011

AZ
Albertson's Taylor Farms Seafood Salad 15 oz Plastic Tray
5/7/2011

AZ
Albertson's Taylor Farms Seafood Salad 15 oz Plastic Tray
5/8/2011

AZ
Albertson's Taylor Farms Cobb Salad 14 oz Plastic Tray
5/5/2011

AZ
Albertson's Taylor Farms Cobb Salad 14 oz Plastic Tray
5/8/2011

AZ
Albertson's Italian Sub Pasta Salad
(sold at the Deli counter)
Varies
5/7/2011
10030223091148
OR

Raley’s:
Brand Product Description Size Packaging Use By UPC States
Raley's Raley's Seafood Louie 6ct Salad 14 oz Plastic tray
5/5/2011
46567504223
CA, NV
Raley's Raley's Mediteranean 6 ct Salad 11.5 oz Plastic Tray
5/4/2011
46567501192
CA, NV
Raley's Raley's Mediteranean 6 ct Salad 11.5 oz Plastic Tray
5/5/2011
46567501192
CA, NV
Raley's Raley's Family size Green 6ct Salad 17 oz Plastic Tray
5/5/2011
46567501222
CA, NV
Raley's Raley's Tomato Caprese Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies
5/5/2011

CA, NV
Raley's Raley'sArtichoke& Vegetable Pasta Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies
5/5/2011

CA, NV
Raley's Raley's Greek Quinoa Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies
5/5/2011

CA, NV
Raley's Raley'sMediteranean Orzo Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies
5/4/2011

CA, NV
Raley's Raley'sMediteranean Orzo Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies
5/5/2011

CA, NV
Raley's Raley'sMediteranean Orzo Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies
5/6/2011

CA, NV
Raley's Raley'sMediteranean Orzo Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies
5/7/2011

CA,NV
Raley's Raley's Cobb 10 oz Plastic Tray
5/4/2011
46567504230
CA,NV
Raley's Raley's Classic Chef 11.5 oz Plastic Tray
5/4/2011
4656750120
CA, NV

Safeway:
Brand Product Description Size Packaging Use By UPC States
Signature Café BLT Salad with Chicken 12oz Plastic Tray
4/30/2011-5/4/2011
21130-06325 AZ, OR, WA, NM,ID,MT
Signature Café BLT Salad with Chicken 12oz Plastic Tray
4/27/2011
21130-06325 Vons and Pavilions in California and Nevada
Signature Café Caprese Salad with Crostini 8.25oz Plastic Tray
4/30-2011-5/5/2011
21130-06582 OR, WA, AZ, NM,ID, MT
Signature Café Caprese Salad with Crostini 8.25oz Plastic Tray
4/30/2011-5/7/2011
21130-06582 WA, OR, AZ, CA, NM, NV (excluding Vons and Pavilions)
Signature Café Caprese Salad with Crostini 8.25oz Plastic Tray
4/27/2011
21130-06582 Vons and Pavilions in California and Nevada
Signature Café Chef Salad 11oz Plastic Tray
4/27/2011
21130-06252 CA, NV (excluding Vons and Pavilions)
Signature Café Chef Salad 11oz Plastic Tray
4/30/2011-5/4/2011
21130-06252 AZ, OR, CA, WA, NM, WA, ID, NV (excluding Vons and Pavilions)
Signature Café Chef Salad 11oz Plastic Tray
4/30/2011-5/5/2011
21130-06252 WA, CO, CA,AZ, OR, NM, ID, MT,NE, SD, WY(excluding Vons and Pavilions)
Signature Café Chef Salad 11oz Plastic Tray
4/30/2011-5/7/2011
21130-06252 OR, AZ, CA, NM, WA, NV (excluding Vons and Pavilions)
Signature Café Chef Salad 11oz Plastic Tray
4/27/2011
21130-06252 Vons and Pavilions in CA, NV
Signature Café Cobb Salad 12oz Plastic Tray
4/30/2011-5/2/2011
21130-06251 WA
Signature Café Cobb Salad 12oz Plastic Tray
4/30/2011-5/3/2011
21130-06251 WA, CO, AZ, OR, NM, ID, MT, NE, SD, WY
Signature Café Cobb Salad 12oz Plastic Tray
4/30/2011-5/4/2011
21130-06251 AZ, OR, CA, WA, NM, ID, MT (excluding Vons and Pavilions)
Signature Café Cobb Salad 12oz PlasticTray
4/27/2011
21130-06251 CA, NV (excluding Vons and Pavilions)
Signature Café Cobb Salad 12oz Plastic Tray
4/28/2011
21130-06251 CA, NV (excluding Vons and Pavilions)
Signature Café Cobb Salad 12oz Plastic Tray
4/27/2011
21130-06251 Vons and Pavilions in CA, NV
Signature Café Cobb Salad 12oz Plastic Tray
4/28/2011
21130-06251 Vons and Pavilions in CA, NV
Signature Café Greek Salad 13.5oz Plastic Tray
4/27/2011
21130-06257 CA, NV (excluding Vons and Pavilions)
Signature Café Greek Salad 13.5oz Plastic Tray
4/30/2011-5/3/2011
21130-06257 WA, OR,CO, AZ, NM, ID, MT, NE, SD, WY
Signature Café Greek Salad 13.5oz Plastic Tray
4/30/2011-5/4/2011
21130-06257 WA, AZ,OR, CA, NM,ID, MT, NV (excluding Vons and Pavilions)
Signature Café Greek Salad 13.5oz Plastic Tray
4/30/2011-5/5/2011
21130-06257 WA, CO, CA, AZ, NV, NE, NM, SD,WY, ID, MT, OR (excluding Vons and Pavilions)
Signature Café Greek Salad 13.5oz Plastic Tray
4/27/2011
21130-06257 Vons and Pavilions in CA, NV
Signature Café Tomato Mozzarella Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies Deli Counter
4/30/2011-5/5/2011
21256300000
CA, NV (excluding Vons and Pavilions)
Signature Café Tomato Mozzarella Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies Deli Counter
4/30/2011-5/6/2011
21256300000
CA, CO, NE,NM, SD,WY,NV
Signature Café Tomato Mozzarella Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies Deli Counter
4/30/2011-5/7/2011
21256300000
CA, CO, WA, NE, NM,SD, WY, NV
Signature Café Tomato Mozzarella Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies Deli Counter
4/30/2011-5/8/2011
21256300000
CO, WA, CA, NE, NM,SD, WY, NV
Signature Café Tomato Mozzarella Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies Deli Counter
4/30/2011-5/9/2011
21256300000
WA, Vons and Pavilions in CA, NV
Signature Café Turkey Parmesan and Pasta Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies Deli Counter
4/30/2011-5/7/2011
48205016601
OR, CA, WA, NV (excluding Vons and Pavilions)
Signature Café Turkey Parmesan and Pasta Salad
(Sold at the Deli Counter)
Varies Deli Counter
4/30/2011-5/8/2011
48205016601
CA, OR, AZ, WA, NV, NM

Savemart:
Brand Product Description Size Packaging Use by States
Savemart Pacific Coast Cobb Salad 12.5 oz Plastic Tray
5/7/2011
 CA

Sam’s Club:
Brand Product Description Size Packaging Use by States
Sam's Sam's Greek Orzo Pasta
2.5 lb
Plastic Tray  5/8/2011
CA 
Sam’s Sam’s Chicken BLT Spinach 2/4 Cnt Salad 1.5 lb Plastic Tray 5/8/2011
CA

Wal-Mart:
Brand Product Description Size Packaging Use By UPC States
Wal-Mart Marketside Seafood Salad 16.25 oz Plastic Tray
5/4/2011
68113191702
WA,NM, UT
Wal-Mart Marketside Seafood Salad 16.25 oz Plastic Tray
5/6/2011
68113191702
NM, UT
Wal-Mart Marketside Seafood Salad 16.25 oz Plastic Tray
5/8/2011
68113191702
WA, NM,UT
Wal-Mart Marketside TU Chef 6.75 oz Plastic Tray
5/2/2011
68113138952
NV, UT,AZ
Wal-Mart Marketside TU Cobb 5.25 oz Plastic Tray
5/6/2011
68113145793
WA
Wal-Mart Marketside Chef Salad 15.5 oz Plastic Tray
5/2/2011
68113191697
NV
Wal-Mart Marketside Chef Salad 15.5 oz Plastic Tray
5/5/2011
68113191697
NV
Wal-Mart Marketside Chef Salad 15.5 oz Plastic Tray
5/6/2011
68113191697
NM,AZ,UT
Wal-Mart Marketside Chef Salad 15.5 oz Plastic Tray
5/7/2011
68113191697
WY,WA
Wal-Mart Marketside Buffalo Salad 17 oz Plastic Tray
5/7/2011
68113138805
WY
Wal-Mart Asian Chicken Salad 17.25 oz Plastic Tray
5/5/2011
68113138806
NV
Wal-Mart Asian Chicken Salad 17.25 oz Plastic Tray
5/3/2011
68113138806
AZ, NV
Wal-Mart Asian Chicken Salad 17.25 oz Plastic Tray
5/6/2011
68113138806
AZ
Wal-Mart Marketside Ranch Cobb Salad  15 oz Plastic Tray
5/6/2011
68113191699
NM, UT, AZ
Wal-Mart Marketside Ranch Cobb Salad  15 oz Plastic Tray
5/7/2011
68113191699
WY
Wal-Mart Marketside Ranch Cobb Salad  15 oz Plastic Tray
5/5/2011
68113191699
NV



These products should not be eaten. Customers may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Taylor Farms Pacific has notified the FDA and USDA of this voluntary recall.

Consumers with any questions may contact Taylor Farms Pacific directly at 209-835-6300 between the hours of 8am to 5pm PST, Monday through Friday, or visit the FDA and USDA websites.

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Defibtech Announces a Voluntary Recall of DDU-100 series AEDs

Defibtech, LLC is initiating a worldwide voluntary recall of certain DDU-100 series semi-automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) sold under the Lifeline AED and ReviveR AED brand names, including 65,885 AEDs distributed in the United States. This recall affects only DDU-100 Series AEDs shipped with 2.004 software or earlier. This corrective action addresses two possible conditions, which in rare cases may cause an affected AED to cancel shock during the charging process and not provide therapy which may result in failure to resuscitate the patient. Both conditions are not detectable by the periodic self test.

Condition 1: In rare instances, the AED may cancel charge in preparation for a shock. Based on field data, the odds of an affected AED having this happen are less than a 1 in 400,000 chance per month for any given AED.

A subset of AEDs (less than 11%) that are affected by Condition 1 are also affected by Condition 2: In rare instances, the AED may cancel charge in preparation for a shock in very high humidity conditions. The only reported cases were in environments of greater than 95% relative humidity or condensing conditions. Based on field data, the odds of an affected AED having this happen are less than a 1 in 250,000 chance per month for any given affected AED.

Defibtech will provide customers with a free software upgrade to address these issues. The correction to the AED will be able to be performed at the location where the AED is deployed.

Because both of these conditions occur very rarely, it is recommended that customers keep their AEDs in service until they have performed the software upgrade. Full instructions and recommendations are being mailed to affected customers. This customer notification, as well as instructions on determining whether an AED is affected, can also be found on the www.defibtech.com/fa111 web page. For additional information regarding this recall, please refer to the above referenced web page, contact your distributor, or contact Defibtech at techsupport@defibtech.com, 1-877-453-4507 or 1-203-453-4507.

The AEDs affected by this recall have been distributed globally to fire departments, EMS, health clubs, schools, and other organizations. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that this action is a Class I recall. Any adverse reactions experienced with the use of this product and/or quality problems should also be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Program by phone at 1-800- FDA-1088, or on the MedWatch website at www.fda.gov/medwatch2.

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Organic Food Bar, Inc. Expands its Voluntary Recall on Chocolatey Chocolate Chip Bars to Include Additional Products and Lots

Organic Food Bar, Inc. of Fullerton, CA is issuing a voluntary recall on the specific listed lots of RAW Organic Food Bars listed below, because they may contain undeclared peanut proteins from cashew butter supplied by one of the vendors. These bars are being recalled because they are made with the same lot of cashew butter that was used in previously tested chocolatey chocolate chips bars. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts should return these lots to the place of purchase.

RAW Organic Food Bar lots mentioned below were distributed nationally in USA. The product reached consumers through retail stores, mail order, direct delivery etc. The affected products listed below were shipped in 12 pack cartons to each outlet or direct to consumers.

The voluntary recall is being initiated since the product may contain peanut allergen through cross contamination of cashew butter provided to us by our former supplier.

Consumers who have purchased RAW Organic Food Bar products with the lot # and exp. dates mentioned above are urged return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may also contact the company at 1 800 246 4685, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm PST.


UPC
Name
873521000114
Cinnamon Raisin
Lot
Expiration Date
3070910
09-Jul-11
3072110
21-Jul-11
3083110
31-Aug-11
2092710
27-Sep-11
3100410
04-Oct-11


UPC
Name
873521000312
Chocolate Coconut
Lot
Expiration Date
6071210
12-Jul-11
6072810
28-Jul-11
4081710
17-Aug-11
3082710
27-Aug-11
5102010
20-Oct-11


UPC
Name
873521001111
Oooatmeal Apple Pie
Lot
Expiration Date
2071610
16-Jul-11
1083010
30-Aug-11
3090710
07-Sep-11


UPC
Name
873521000213
Chocolatey Chocolate Chip
Lot
Expiration Date
2062810
28-Jun-11
4062810
28-Jun-11
3071210
12-Jul-11
2072810
28-Jul-11
2081610
16-Aug-11
4092810
28-Sep-11
2102010
20-Oct-11


UPC
Name
873521000411
Fiber Chocolate Delite
Lot
Expiration Date
6062810
28-Jun-11
7072110
21-Jul-11
1082710
27-Aug-11


UPC 
Name
873521001210
Keerunch Crunchy Chocolate Chip
Lot
Expiration Date
3070710
07-Jul-11
2101410
14-Oct-11


UPC
Name
873521001012
Oohmega Cherry Pie
Lot
Expiration Date
3072910
29-Jul-11



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Quinault Tribal Enterprise Recalls All Canned Seafood Products Because of Possible Health Risk

Quinault Tribal Enterprise of Taholah, WA is recalling all canned seafood products including all Salmons, smoked and non-smoked; Tuna, smoked and non-smoked; Smoked Sturgeon; Minced Razor Clams; smoked Razor Clams; and smoked Steelhead. The canned seafood products are being recalled because they were not adequately processed according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's low-acid canned food regulations. Canned seafood that is not processed following those food safety requirements may be contaminated with harmful microorganisms that can cause serious and possibly life-threatening illness. Consumers are warned not to use the products even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

No illnesses or injuries have been reported to date.

The recalled products were distributed nationwide through distributors and retail stores.

The products are packaged in metal cans in various sizes (5oz, 6oz, 6.5oz, and 7oz) and labeled under the Quinault Pride or Quinault Tribal Enterprises brand. All manufacturing codes are subject to this recall.

This issue was found during FDA inspection at Quinault Tribal Enterprises and Quinault Tribal Enterprises is cooperating with FDA in conducting this voluntary recall.

Consumers who have purchased Quinault Pride Brand are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-982-8650 Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 3:00pm Pacific Time.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Toro Recalls Power Clear Snowblowers and Recycler Mowers Due to Fire or Burn 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: Toro Power Clear Snowblower and the Toro 20" Recycler Mower

Units:
Snowblowers: About 18,000 in the U.S. and 5,000 in Canada
Mowers: About 6,000 in the U.S. and 200 in Canada

Manufacturer: The Toro Company, of Bloomington, Minn.

Hazard: The carburetors on both products develop fuel leaks and can ignite when exposed to an ignition source, posing a fire or burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been about 500 reports of carburetor leaks. There were no reports of fire or injury.

Description:
Toro PC-421Q Snowblowers: The model/serial numbers are found on a decal on the underside of the rear of the unit. Model and serial numbers are:
Model Number | Serial Number
38588 | 310000001 to 310999999 and 311000001 to 311003576
38589 | 310000001 to 310999999 and 311000001 to 311999999

Toro 20" Recycler Mower: The model and serial numbers are found on a decal on the left rear of the mower. Model 20323; Serial number 310000001 to 310999999.

Sold at: Toro Dealers in the United States and Canada from September 2009-March 2011.

Manufactured in: Mower in Mexico; Snowblower in the United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the products and contact a Toro Service Dealer for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, including the name of a dealer near you, contact Toro toll free at 877-738-4440 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT, or visit Toro's website: www.toro.com

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Doctor's CarbRite Diet Issues Allergy Alert on Certain Chocolate Brownie Flavored Bars

Doctor’s CarbRite Diet of New Brunswick, NJ is voluntarily recalling all lots of the 2 oz. Chocolate Brownie Doctor’s CarbRite Diet Bar that are missing the allergen statement, “Allergy Alert: Made on equipment that also processes soy, milk, egg, peanuts and tree nuts”, due to possible peanut allergen cross-contamination. This allergy statement would be found at the end of the Ingredients list. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to a specific type of allergen (e.g., peanuts, tree nuts {chestnuts, brazil nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, cashews}, eggs, and sulfites) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled lots of the Chocolate Brownie Doctor’s CarbRite Diet Bar extend to all fifty states and the bar was offered through a variety of distribution channels including health food stores, gyms, and internet-based e-commerce sites.

This recall affects only the Chocolate Brownie flavor for Doctor’s CarbRite Diet Bars, those marked with the UPC # 0 39442 08112 4.

Chocolate Brownie Doctor’s CarbRite Diet Bars have been produced for over 10 years for sale without any serious adverse events or allergic reactions reported in the United States.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the certain Chocolate Brownie flavored bars were distributed in packaging that omitted the appropriate allergen warnings: “Allergy Alert: Made on equipment that also processes soy, milk, egg, peanuts and tree nuts.” Examination of current lots of Chocolate Brownie revealed that the correct allergen warnings do appear.

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

Consumers who purchased any one of the affected lot numbers in question are asked to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund or credit. Consumers with questions may contact Doctor’s CarbRite Diet directly at (732) 545-3130, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time.

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Friday, April 22, 2011

June Deadline Set for End to Globe Fire Sprinkler Model J Sprinkler Recall Property Owners Should Act Now To Request Replacement of Sprinkler Heads

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Globe Fire Sprinkler Corp. are urging residential and commercial property owners who have model J dry-type series fire sprinklers covered under the previously-announced recall and have not yet filed a claim to replace them, to contact Globe Fire Sprinkler immediately. Home and commercial property owners should immediately submit their claim, as the program for receiving replacement heads will end on June 1, 2011.

The voluntary replacement program, which was first announced in June 2007, included about 300,000 model J series dry fire sprinklers manufactured by Globe Fire Sprinkler due to a concern that these sprinklers can deteriorate over time and can fail to operate in a fire situation.

To participate in the replacement sprinkler program, property owners must submit "Proof of Claim" and "Waiver and Release of Claims" forms to Globe Fire Sprinkler Corporation postmarked by June 1, 2011. Valid claims received prior to the deadline will qualify for replacement sprinkler heads.

Consumers can obtain the claim forms, additional information on identifying the sprinklers covered by this recall and instructions on filing a claim by visiting www.globesprinkler.com or by calling Globe Fire Sprinkler Corporation at (800) 248-0278 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

This deadline relates only to the Globe model J dry type sprinklers recalled on June 12, 2007. It does not involve additional models of sprinklers other than those named in the June 2007 recall announcement. Building owners need not take any further action if they have: (1) had replacement sprinklers installed by Globe Fire Sprinkler; (2) submitted a claim to Globe Fire Sprinkler that has been deemed complete and installation of the replacement heads is pending; or (3) confirmed that their sprinkler heads are not covered by the Globe Fire Sprinkler model J dry type recall. Building owners who have previously submitted an incomplete claim will be sent a reminder notice reminding them to send in any missing information or materials by the June 1, 2011 deadline or else their claim will be void.

Globe Fire Sprinkler Corp. urges all other building owners to consult with their fire sprinkler installer and/or check their system records as soon as possible to determine whether their sprinkler heads are covered by this program.

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Aquarium Heaters Recalled by United Pet Group Due to Fire and Laceration 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: Marineland Stealth and Stealth Pro Aquarium Heaters

Units: About 1.2 million

Importer: United Pet Group, of Cincinnati, Ohio

Hazard: A wiring problem can cause the aquarium heaters to overheat or break during normal use, damaging the aquarium and posing fire and laceration hazards to consumers. Overheating can cause the heater to shatter or the acquarium glass to break.

Incidents/Injuries: United Pet Group has received 38 reports of fires resulting in property damage and 45 reports of broken aquarium glass. United Pet Group has received one report of a consumer who suffered an eye injury when the aquarium heater forcefully broke while he held it.

Description: The recall involves the following Marineland Stealth and Stealth Pro acquarium heaters. The heaters are black plastic tubes and have a temperature adjustment knob at the top. The model name "Stealth" (in white letters) or "Stealth Pro" (in red letters) is printed on the side of the heater. The model number and the wattage rating are printed below the model name. Stealth Pro heaters were also sold as part of aquarium starter kits.

Marineland Stealth Models: Wattage | Model
25W | ETP25 50W | ETP50 | 50W | ML90448-00
75W | ETP75
100W | ETP100
150W | ETP150
200W | ETP200
250W | ETP250

Marineland Stealth Pro Models: Wattage | Model #
25W | ML90447-00
50W | ML90448-00
75W | ML90449-00
100W | ML90450-00
150W | ML90451-00
200W | ML90452-00
250W | ML90453-00
300W | ML90454-00

Sold at: Pet stores nationwide and on various websites from January 2004 through February 2011 for between $20 and $300.

Manufactured in: China and Italy

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled aquarium heaters and contact United Pet Group for a free replacement aquarium heater or a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact: For additional information, contact United Pet Group at (800) 338-4896 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.marineland.com

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Lennox Industries Recalls to Repair Garage Heaters 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: Garage heaters

Units: About 440

Distributor: Lennox Industries Inc., of Richardson, Texas

Manufacturer: Lennox Industries Inc., of Richardson, Texas or Advanced Distributor Products (ADP) LLC, of Grenada, Miss.

Hazard: Some heaters were manufactured without a required flame rollout switch, which is a back-up device that shuts down the heater in the event of a heater failure. This poses a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Lennox garage heaters with heating capacity, model number, and serial number listed below. The brand name "Lennox", the model number and the serial number can be found on the nameplate located inside the control cabinet.

Heating Capacity | Model Number | Serial Number Range
60,000 BTUH | TUA060SNAF1 | 5609H#### to 5610M#####
100,000 BTUH | TUA100SNAF1 | 6004G#### to 6010L#####, 5604G#### to 5610L#####
100,000 BTUH | TUA100SNSF1 | 6004G#### to 6010L#####, 5604G#### to 5610L#####
125,000 BTUH | TUA125SNAF1 | 6004G#### to 6010L#####, 5604G#### to 5610L#####
125,000 BTUH | TUA125SNSF1 | 6004G#### to 6010L#####, 5604G#### to 5610L#####

Sold at: Lennox Industries dealers and distributors nationwide from July 2004 through April 2011 for between $2,700 and $4,200.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recalled heaters immediately. Consumers should contact Lennox to schedule an inspection and, if necessary, repair of the garage heater.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lennox at (888) 584-2353 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website www.lennox.com

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Williams-Sonoma Recalls Hot Chocolate Pots Due To Burn and Laceration Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following 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: Hot chocolate pots

Units: About 28,000 units in the United States and 700 in Canada

Importer: ICI USA, LLC, of Seattle, Wash.

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

Hazard: The handle of the hot chocolate pot can break off during use, posing burn and laceration hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 28 reports of handles breaking off of the pots, including eight reports of injuries involving minor burns or cuts.

Description: This recall involves the Whirly Whip hot chocolate pots sold individually as item number 2981454 or 4986535, and as part of the Whirly Whip hot chocolate pot gift set item number 3021714. The item number can be found on the product's box, below the bar code. The pot is made of white porcelain and has a red handle. The lid has a red knob and a frother attached to the underside of the lid knob.

Sold at: Williams-Sonoma stores nationwide, online at www.williams-sonoma.com and through Williams-Sonoma catalogs from October 2010 through January 2011 for between $30 and $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hot chocolate pots and either return the product to any Williams-Sonoma store or contact Williams-Sonoma for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Williams-Sonoma toll-free at (855) 643-4206 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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Pampers(r) Natural Stages Pacifiers Recalled by Key Baby Due to Choking Hazard

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

Name of Product: Pampers(r) Natural Stages Infant Ortho and Bulb Pacifiers

Units: About 29,000

Importer: Key Baby LLC, of Lutz, Fla. (Note: Pampers(r) licensed their brand name to Key Baby)

Manufacturer: Tahoe Enterprises, of China

Hazard: The pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards and pose a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The pacifier comes in yellow, pink or blue colors and is made of silicone. Only "Stage 1" pacifiers are recalled. "Stage 1" and "Ortho" or "Bulb" are printed on the package. The recalled pacifiers have an oval-shaped mouth guard and "Pampers" molded on to the handle side of the mouth guard. The product comes two per package.

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from April 2010 through February 2011 for about $6.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifiers away from infants and contact Key Baby for instructions on returning the product for a full refund or $10 coupon toward the purchase of any Pampers(r) Natural Stages products.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Key Baby toll-free at (800) 447-1224 anytime, or visit the company's web site at www.key-baby.com

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Gerber Legendary Blades Recalls Combo Axe 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: Gerber(r) Gator(r) Combo Axe

Units: About 103,000

Importer: Gerber Legendary Blades, of Portland, Ore., a division of Fiskars Brands Inc., of Madison, Wis.

Hazard: The knife in the axe handle can come out when the axe is used for chopping or hammering, posing a laceration hazard to the user.

Incidents/Injuries: Gerber has received five reports of laceration injuries. All required stitches.

Description: This recall involves the Gerber Gator Combo Axe, which has a 7-inch knife in the hollow axe handle. The axe is approximately 8.75 inches long with an axe head that is 4.75 inches x 2.7 inches. The axe handle is marked with the "Gerber" trademark. The Gerber Combo Axe II, which holds a saw in a longer axe handle, is not included in this recall.

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide, including The Sportsman's Guide, Dick's Sporting Goods and Bass Pro Shops/American Rod & Gun and online since March 2005 for around $28 - $60.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the knife from the axe handle and contact Gerber to receive a free handle cap, which will hold the knife in the axe handle during transport and storage, instructions for the use of the handle cap, and a warning label to affix on the axe head.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Gerber Legendary Blades toll-free at (877) 314-9130 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.gerbergear.com

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ocean Technology Systems Recalls Guardian Full-Face Diving Masks Due to Drowning Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following 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: Guardian full-face diving masks

Units: About 1,700 in the U.S. and 80 in Canada

Manufacturer: Undersea Systems International Inc. dba Ocean Technology Systems, of Santa Ana, Calif.

Hazard: The purge assembly on the diving mask can disengage from the regulator, resulting in loss of air to the diver. This poses a drowning hazard to the consumer.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a disengaged assembly. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Guardian full-face diving masks with serial numbers 9051284 through 100070954. The serial number is printed on the main regulator body. The diving masks were sold in black with blue accent colors. The Ocean Technology Systems' logo is affixed to the front of the mask.

Sold by: Diving equipment retailers and direct sales nationwide from September 2010 through November 2010 for about $800.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the diving masks and contact Ocean Technology Systems for instructions on conducting a test of the regulator and returning the masks for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ocean Technology Systems toll-free at (877) 270-1984 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.otscomm.com. Consumers can also email the firm at recall@otscomm.com

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Kawasaki Motor Recalls Backpack Blowers Due to Fire 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: Gasoline-Powered Backpack Blowers

Units: About 3,400 in the United States and 100 in Canada

Importer: Kawasaki Motor Corp. U.S. A., of Irvine, Calif.

Hazard: The gasoline tank can split and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

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

Description: This recall involves gasoline-powered blowers sold under the Kawasaki brand name. Model and serial numbers are printed on the product's blower housing. Backpack blowers included in this recall have a white, translucent fuel tank. The following model blowers are included in this recall:

Model: KRB750A-A4
Serial: 12907 12955 12980 12985 12996 13051 13054 13063 13103 13113 13116 13117 13119 13120 13121 13124 13130 13131 13132 13133 13134 13135 13137 13138 13140 13141 13142 13145 13147 13152 13159 13192 13193 13246 13247 13248

Models: KRB750B-A3, KRB750B-A4, KRB750B-A5, and KRB750B-B1 (Canada Only)
Serial: 10380 to 11339, 11628 to 12107, 12156 to 12635, 13380 to 13529, 13536 to 13543, 13548 to 13859, 14077 to 14388, 14390, 14398 to 14400, 14411 to 14556

Sold by: Authorized service dealers nationwide from August 2008 through February 2011 for between $420 and $490.

Manufactured in: Japan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the nearest dealer for a free replacement fuel tank.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kawasaki Motor toll-free at (877) 364-6404 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.kawpowr.com. Consumers can also write to the firm at: Kawasaki Motor Corp. U.S.A. Consumer Service Department, 5080 36th St. SE, Grand Rapids, Mich. 49546.

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