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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Monday, March 14, 2011

Vitalabs, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall for Specific Lots of Whey Protein Isolate

Vitalabs, Inc., Jonesboro, GA is voluntarily recalling four specific lot numbers of Whey-26 Protein Powder due to concerns over potential Salmonella contamination.

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

This recall extends to various parts of the United States including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Washington and outside the United States in Aruba, Ontario and Poland. The recalled product was offered through a variety of distribution channels including health food stores, clinics, fitness centers and internet based companies.

Following are the lot numbers involved in this recall:

Vanilla Whey Isolate: Lot Number 3473
Vanilla Whey Isolate: Lot Number 0131
Chocolate Whey Isolate: Lot Number 3477
Strawberry Whey Isolate: Lot Number 3364

Following are the brand names under which these lot numbers were offered:

Donne Hale’s Whey-26 Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 0131 with Exp. Date 01-2013
Dr. Bill’s Choice Whey Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013
Dr. Bill’s Choice Whey Protein Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013

HCG Buy Direct Whey-26 Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013
HCG Buy Direct Whey-26 Protein Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013

The Healthy Way Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 00002 3
The Healthy Way Protein Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 00001 6
The Healthy Way Protein Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 00004 7
The Healthy Way Protein Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 00003 0

Innovative Nutra Labs Nutrapure Whey Protein Isolate Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 00011 7

Iron Mag Labs Whey Isolate Protein Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 01101 2
Iron Mag Labs Whey Isolate Protein Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 01102 9

Len Rossi’s Whey Protein Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013
Len Rossi’s Whey Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013

Lifestyle Perfect Protein Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013

Nature’s Pantry Whey Protein Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26021 2
Nature’s Pantry Whey Protein Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26022 9
Nature’s Pantry Whey Protein Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26012 0
Nature’s Pantry Whey Protein Vanilla 2270 Gram Plastic Buckets Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 29503 0

Northeast Ohio Endocrinology Whey Protein Powder Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013
Northeast Ohio Endocrinology Whey Protein Powder Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013

Nutrition World Ultra Whey Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 30116 8
Nutrition World Ultra Whey Protein Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 30215 8
Nutrition World Ultra Whey Protein Vanilla 2270 Gram Plastic Buckets Lot # 0131 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 29916 8
Nutrition World Ultra Whey Protein Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 30314 8
Nutrition World Ultra Whey Protein Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 30413 8

Peachtree Natural Foods Whey Protein Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 85622 4
Peachtree Natural Foods Whey Protein Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 85612 5
Peachtree Natural Foods Whey Protein Vanilla 2270 Gram Plastic Buckets Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 85631 6
Peachtree Natural Foods Whey Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 85611 8

Sharp Labs G Booster Plus Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013

SouthFit Supplements Whey To Go Chocolate 2270 Gram Plastic Buckets Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013
Susan’s Essential Formulas Daily Whey Isolate Protein 26 Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 7 05105 70551 4

Team Kattouf Whey Boost Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 50301 2

This Is Bio Shape Shake Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 0131 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 48479 3

Trainer’s Choice Ultra Whey 26 Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013
Trainer’s Choice Ultra Whey 26 Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 0131 with Exp. Date 01-2013
Trainer’s Choice Ultra Whey 26 Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013
UPC Code 0 92617 24678 0

Unlimited Nutrition Athletic Protein Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 0131 with Exp. Date 01-2013

Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 French Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 0131 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26011 3
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 French Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 0131 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26012 0
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 French Vanilla 2270 Gram Plastic Buckets Lot # 0131 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26013 7
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 French Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26011 3
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 French Vanilla 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26012 0
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 French Vanilla 2270 Gram Plastic Buckets Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26013 7
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 Dutch Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26021 2
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 Dutch Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26022 9
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 Dutch Chocolate 2270 Gram Plastic Buckets Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26023 6
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 Strawberry & Crème 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3364 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26031 1
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 Strawberry & Crème 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3364 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26032 8
Vitalabs, Inc. Ultra Whey-26 Strawberry & Crème 2270 Gram Plastic Buckets Lot # 3364 with Exp. Date 01-2013 UPC Code 0 92617 26033 5

X3 Nutrition X3 Whey 26 Chocolate 840 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013

YourHCG.Com Whey Protein Strawberry 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3364 with Exp. Date 01-2013
YourHCG.Com Whey Protein Chocolate 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3477 with Exp. Date 01-2013
YourHCG.Com Whey Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 3473 with Exp. Date 01-2013
YourHCG.Com Whey Protein Vanilla 420 Gram Plastic Bottles Lot # 0131 with Exp. Date 01-2013

Vitalabs is conducting this recall as an extension of the voluntary recall being performed by the manufacturer of the whey protein isolate. While there have been no positive tests for Salmomella contamination nor have there been any reports of illness related to Vitalabs’ whey protein isolate, Vitalabs is conducting this recall as a precautionary measure.

Consumers who purchased any of the affected lot numbers are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund or credit. Consumers with questions may contact Vitalabs, Inc. at 1-800-241-3017, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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.htm1.

·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: 1-800-FDA-0178.

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Consumer complaint leads to recall of O.N.E. Coconut Water

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black alerts consumers to the recall of some coconut water following a consumer complaint received by the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

Georgia Department of Agriculture Compliance Specialists collected samples of the product, O.N.E. Coconut Water, for laboratory analysis after being alerted of potential mold in the product by the consumer. It was discovered that potential oxidation of the product may permit the growth of mold causing the coconut water to be discolored and have an off flavor.

Upon this discovery, the Department began working cooperatively with the company and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Out of an abundance of caution, the company issued a recall of the product.

Georgia Department of Agriculture Compliance Specialists will continue to monitor facilities for the presence of the recalled product.

Please see the company press release below for all additional information:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ONE World Enterprises, LLC is recalling O.N.E. Coconut Water, packaged in 11.2 oz Tetra Pak cartons with Lot code 12E1004, UPC # 894991001104 and Sell-by date of May 1, 2011, due to the potential oxidation of the product that may permit the growth of mold. The affected product is isolated to a single lot number and the company is currently utilizing Corrective And Preventative Action (CAPA) procedures to identify why this problem exists, which was discovered after receiving a small number of consumer complaints.

The affected product was distributed to various retail outlets in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, New York, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Product Description
Product: O.N.E. Coconut Water
Container: 11.2 oz Tetra Pak cartons
Lot: Lot code 12E1004, UPC # 894991001104
Sell-by date: May 1, 2011

Dates and codes can be found stamped on the top of the packaging.

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

Currently the company is working with the Georgia State Department of Agriculture to determine the cause of the consumer complaints. The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

To date all internal testing at the manufacturing plant indicates no contamination. Therefore, the company is investigating possible issues that may have occurred during transport thereby causing potential oxidation.

Consumers should return any of this product to the retail store where it was purchased for a full refund or credit. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 888-ONE-COCO (888-663-2626) between 9 am and 5 pm P.T. Monday through Friday for further information.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Wall Mount Fireplaces Recalled by Southern Enterprises Due to Fire and Fall Hazards; Sold Exclusively by Home Shopping Network

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: Colin Cowie Gel-Fuel Wood Fireplaces

Units: About 6,000

Importer: Southern Enterprises Inc. (SEI), of Coppell, Texas

Hazard: Heat from the operating unit causes the plastic mounting screws to deform causing the unit to fall from the wall, posing a fall and fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: SEI has received reports of 21 incidents of the product detaching from wall and falling, heat damage, and/or fire. Two reports of personal injuries, including a knee injury and broken toes.

Description: This recall involves Colin Cowie dual-positioning, wood wall-mount, gel-fuel fireplace with item No. 955-074. The wooden wall mount fireplace has an espresso-colored finish with copper, silver or antique gold finished metal trim. It may be hung in a horizontal or vertical position. This recall involves units manufactured in July 2010. Lot number SEI/07/001 can be found on a label on the rear of the unit in the upper right hand corner when horizontal.

Sold at: Home Shopping Network between October and November 2010 for about $250.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and call SEI for a corrective retro fit kit that will be sent free of charge.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact SEI at (877) 858-4959 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.seidal.com/retrofit

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sunjoy Industries Recalls Outdoor Wood Burning Fireplaces Sold Exclusively at Lowe's Stores 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: Freestanding Steel Outdoor Fireplaces

Units: About 20,000 in the United States and 400 in Canada

Manufacturer: Sunjoy Industries Group Limited, of Steubenville, Ohio

Hazard: The decorative bronze powder coat finish on the fireplace chimney can ignite during use, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Sunjoy has received 14 reports of the chimney's decorative powder coat finish catching fire, resulting in one report of melted siding. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves "Garden Treasures Living" steel outdoor fireplaces with a bronze finish chimney and slate colored accents. The wood burning fireplace is approximately 24 inches deep by 35 inches wide and 57 inches tall, has two glass doors and a tile back inside. Item number 0027705 and model number L-OF082PST-3 are printed on the front page of the product's instruction manual. No other "Garden Treasures Living" brand outdoor fireplaces are included in this recall.

Sold at: Lowe's retail stores nationwide from March 2010 through November 2010 for about $300.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the fireplace and contact Sunjoy to obtain a free replacement chimney and chimney cap.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sunjoy toll-free at (877) 343-5651 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.sunjoydirect.com/fireplacerecall.htm. Consumers can also email the firm at fireplacerecall@sunjoydirect.com

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

REMEDYTEAS Voluntarily Recalls Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea And Organic Herbal Tea Blend Because Of Possible Health Risk

RemedyTeas announced a voluntary recall of 20 lbs of Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea produced by Aromatics Inc., Basin City, WA, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Web site at http://www.cdc.gov1 or call 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).

The recall was as the result of a batch sample testing program by the vendor after it received a notification of possible contamination which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The vendor has ceased the production and distribution of the product as the FDA and the vendor continue their investigation as to the origin of the contamination. RemedyTeas has not caused the contamination of Salmonella and RemedyTeas has ceased distribution of products affected by the vendor’s recall.

The #137 Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea or #120 Tranquility Herbal Tea were distributed in the RemedyTeas retail store and through mail and internet orders. #137 Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea or #120 Tranquility Herbal Tea is sold measured to customers orders in retail stores and sold in 2 oz pre-packaged pouches by mail order or internet. There are no lot/batch identifying markings on the store or ecommerce packaging. Retail stock of #137 Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea was sold between January 18, 2011 and March 4, 2011. Retail stock of #120 Tranquility Herbal Tea was sold between February 22, 2011 and March 4, 2011. Any purchases not within those dates are not affected by this recall.

While no illness related to this voluntary recall has been reported to date, any potential health risk is significantly reduced when following the printed brewing instructions on the package or available online, i.e. using 205 F water temperature.

Consumers who have purchased #137 Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea or #120 Tranquility Herbal Tea are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers may also contact RemedyTeas Customer Service at 206 323-4832 (M – F from 7.00 A.M. until 11:00 P.M., PST) for instructions on how to return the product.

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Monday, March 7, 2011

McCormick & Company Recalls Golden Dipt® Tempura Seafood Batter Mix Due To Unlabeled Milk Ingredient

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) has announced a voluntary recall of Golden Dipt® Tempura Seafood Batter Mix 8 OZ, with UPC Code 4123470132 and “BEST BY” date of OCT 08 12 H. A very limited number of packages of Golden Dipt® Tempura Seafood Batter Mix with this date code contain an undeclared milk ingredient. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled cartons of Golden Dipt® Tempura Seafood Batter Mix were distributed to grocery stores in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin as well as internationally to the Cayman Islands, beginning on October 21, 2010. The affected product is packaged in 8 OZ cartons, and the date code is found printed in white ink on the bottom of the carton.

The recall was initiated after the discovery of a packaging error that resulted in a pouch of Cajun Style Fish Fry mix (which contains a milk ingredient) being packaged in the Golden Dipt® Tempura Seafood Batter Mix carton. The ingredient statement on the package does not list milk as an ingredient.

The “BEST BY” date of OCT 08 12 H is the only date code affected by the recall. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date and no other McCormick products are involved in this recall.

All grocery outlets that sell Golden Dipt® Tempura Seafood Batter Mix are being notified to remove the affected product (UPC Code 4123470132 and date code BEST BY OCT 08 12 H) from their shelves immediately. Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers are urged to contact McCormick’s Consumer Affairs team at 1-800-632-5847, weekdays from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM, or weekends from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Eastern Time), for a replacement or full refund, as well as instructions on what to do with the product.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration. The Company is also issuing an alert through the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Manhattan Group Recalls Parents Wooden Activity Toys Due to Choking Hazard

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

Name of Product: Parents(r) Busy Time Activity Centers(tm)

Units: About 400

Manufacturer: Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: Wooden pegs on the xylophone activity can come loose, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received one report of a child putting a peg in his mouth. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The Parents(r) Busy Time Activity Centers(tm) is a wooden activity center cube-shaped toy that has a multi-colored bead run on the top. Activities on each side include a 4-tone xylophone and rasp, butterfly and caterpillar spinners, zig-zag drum, castanets, and pockets with "alligator," "bear," and "cat" pillow characters. Only items with wooden pegs bearing date code 400090GC are involved in this recall. The date code can be found on the bottom of the product packaging near the UPC code and on the tags on the bear character.

Sold at: Specialty and gift stores nationwide and through mail order catalogs and online and in Canada from December 2010 through February 2011 for about $90.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these recalled toys away from young children immediately and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Manhattan Group for instructions on receiving a replacement item or a full refund.

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

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IKEA Recalls Coffee/Tea Makers Due to Burn and Laceration Hazards

/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: FORSTA Coffee/Tea Makers

Units: About 94,000 in the U.S. and 34,000 in Canada

Distributor: IKEA Home Furnishings, of Conshohocken, Pa.

Hazard: Pressure from the metal pot holder against the coffee/tea maker can cause the glass to break unexpectedly, posing burn and laceration hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: IKEA has received one report in the U.S. of a glass coffee/tea maker breaking. No injury was reported. IKEA has received 19 additional reports, outside of the U.S., of the glass coffee/tea makers breaking, resulting in 12 reports of burn injuries from spilt coffee/tea and one report of a laceration injury.

Description: This recall involves FORSTA coffee/tea makers sold in sizes 0.4 and 1 liters. The coffee/tea maker is a press pot comprising a handmade clear glass pot, metal holder and black plastic top and handle. Coffee/tea makers included in this recall have supplier number 20325, "IKEA" and "Made in China" etched on the bottom of the metal holder.

Sold exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide from January 2010 through December 2010 for between $6 and $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the FORSTA coffee/tea makers and bring it back to any IKEA store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.ikea-usa.com.

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Rattles Recalled by Rhino Toys 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: OBall Links & Mini Rattles™

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

Importer: Rhino Toys Inc., of Santa Cruz, Calif.

Hazard: The hard plastic C-links on both ends of the rattles' soft plastic chain can break, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Rhino Toys has received one report of a broken C-link. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves infant rattles called OBall Links & Mini Rattles™. The soft plastic OBall is 2 1/2 inches in diameter and has beads inside a small plastic bubble that make the rattle sound. The OBall is attached to a 7 1/2 inch soft plastic chain by C-shaped plastic links on both ends. "OBall" is stamped into the top of the plastic chain.

Sold at: Toys R Us and other specialty toy stores nationwide from April 2010 through December 2010 for about $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattle away from children and contact Rhino Toys to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rhino Toys toll-free at (888) 250-9969 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.rhinotoys.com.

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Burlington Coat Factory Recalls Slow Cookers 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: Slow Cooker

Units: About 7,460

Retailer: Burlington Coat Factory, of Burlington, N.J.

Importer/Distributor: Lehrhoff ABL, of Carlstadt, N.J.

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

Incidents/Injuries: The manufacturer has received 60 reports of the control panels 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 Bella Kitchen 5-quart programmable slow cookers. The slow cookers are black with "Bella Kitchen" printed on the control panel. Only slow cookers with model number WJ-5000DE and date codes 0907 or 0909 are included in this recall. The model number and the four-digit date code are printed on a label on the underside of the product.

Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory stores from June 2010 through December 2010 for $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the slow cooker immediately, unplug it and return the slow cooker to Burlington Coat Factory for a full refund or store credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Burlington Coat Factory toll-free at (888) 223-2628 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at http://www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com

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FAB/Starpoint Recalls Circo Beaded Door Curtains Due to Risk of Strangulation; Sold Exclusively at Target

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 beaded door curtains

Units: 79,000

Manufacturer: FAB/Starpoint LLC, of New York, N.Y.

Retailer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: Strangulations can occur when a child plays with the beaded strands by wrapping them around their necks or by creating loops in which they can insert their heads. Also, children can get entangled in the strands, which are prone to entangle, just by running through the doorway.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of entanglement. In January 2009, a nine-year old girl was entangled while passing through the beads and nearly choked as she continued walking through the curtain. In January 2010, a six-year old girl in Reno, Nev. became entangled in the bead strands as she passed through them and suffered slight lacerations to her neck. In April 2010, a girl became entangled as the beads swung back behind her father who had walked through the beads before her. She was pulled off her feet and momentarily suspended before she regained her footing and she received scratches to her neck.

Description: The Circo pink door curtain is a set of two beaded door curtains, each of which is 12 inches wide and 72 inches long. The warnings on the packaging include: "Not for use in areas with children under 5 years of age. Plastic ornaments may pose strangulation or entanglement hazard. Not for use near cribs or playpens...". The photograph on the packaging shows an installed door curtain at the doorway of a girl's bedroom with pink wall color, child-themed lamp and clock. There is a CAUTION statement included in the installation instructions that states: "Do not tie bottom to form loops."

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide and target.com from January 2009 through May 2010 for between $13 (at target.com) and $15 in stores.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take down the curtains and contact FAB/Starpoint for a full refund. FAB/Starpoint will provide a postage-free package to consumers to return the door curtain.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact FAB/Starpoint toll-free at (888) 333-2684 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.fabny.com

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lennox Hearth Products Recalls Natural Gas Log Set Burner Assemblies Due to Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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: Lennox Shadowdance Natural Gas Log Set Burner Assemblies

Units: About 3,200

Manufacturer: Lennox Hearth Products LLC, of Nashville, Tenn.

Hazard: A crack can develop at the gas valve connection allowing natural gas to leak while the burner is in use, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Incidents/Injuries: Lennox has received 20 reports of cracks at the gas valve connection. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves gas burners sold with Lennox brand Shadowdance natural gas log set burner assemblies. The product is used in a wood-burning fireplace or a ventless firebox enclosure. The assemblies were sold under model numbers LSVFSD-18, LSVFSD-24 and LSVFSD-30, and include a burner and ceramic-fiber log set. Replacement gas burners also were sold separately under model number LSVFSD-NG. Burners included in this recall have serial numbers that begin with 6407, 6408, 6409 and 6410A through 6410G. The burner's model and serial numbers are printed on a metal identification plate attached to the burner.

Sold by: Fireplace and HVAC retailers and installers nationwide from August 2007 through December 2010 for between $700 and $850.

Manufactured in: USA

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled natural gas log set burner assemblies. Consumers can contact Lennox to arrange for a free replacement of the burner.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Lennox Hearth Products at (800) 299-0027 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at http://www.lennoxhearthproducts.com

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