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    Nutracoastal Recalls S-DROL, STEAM Dietary Supplements

    July 29, 2009
    Nutracoastal Trading LLC is recalling dietary supplements sold under the STEAM and S-DROL names after FDA analysis found the products contained ingredients that made them unapproved drugs.

    S-DROL was found to contain desoxymethyltestosterone, a steroid, it an unapproved drug. The active drug ingredient is not listed on the product label. Samples of STEAM tested by the FDA contained sulfoaildenafil, an analog of sildenafil. Sildenafil is an active ingredient of an FDA-approved drug for erectile dysfunction (ED).

    The undeclared ingredients may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. Additionally, the product may cause side effects, such as headaches and flushing.

    S-DROL was distributed in black plastic bottles to retail stores nationwide. STEAM was distributed in white plastic bottles.

    Customers who have this product in their possession should stop using it immediately and contact their physician if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking this product.

    Any adverse events that may be related to the use of this product should be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online [at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm] or by phone [1-800-FDA-1088].

    Consumers should return any unused products to the retail location where they were purchased or contact Nutracoastal Trading LLC directly at 866-803-2434 Monday - Friday, 9 am to 5 pm EDT.

    Nutracoastal Recalls S-DROL, STEAM Dietary Supplements...

    Baby Bjorn Balance, Air Bouncer Chairs Recalled

    July 28, 2009
    BabySwede LLC is recalling about 6,500 BabyBjorn Babysitter Balance and BabyBjorn Babysitter Balance Air bouncer chairs. Small, sharp metal objects found in the padded area of the bouncer chair can protrude, posing a laceration hazard to children.

    The recall involves the BabyBjorn's Babysitter Balance and Babysitter Balance Air bouncers. These bouncing chairs for babies have a red safety latch on the height adjustment mechanism and a plastic footrest with the BabyBjorn logo. Recalled models and colors are:

    BabyBjorn Babysitter Balance:

    • Black/Red; Model #009064US
    • Black/Silver; Model #009065US
    • Dark Blue/Blue; Model #009066US
    • Brown/Beige; Model #009069US

    BabyBjorn Babysitter Balance Air:

    • White; Model 009001US

    Baby product retailers and various mass merchants nationwide, online retailers and catalogs sold the chairs from September 2008 through July 2009. The Babysitter Balance sold for about $170, and the Babysitter Balance Air for about $190. They were made in Sweden.

    Consumers should immediately stop using both Babysitter Balance and Babysitter Balance Air bouncer chairs and contact BabySwede LLC for instructions on how to return the recalled products for inspection and relabeling. If any metal pieces are found through inspection, the consumer will be provided with a new BabyBjorn Babysitter Balance product.

    For additional information, please contact BabySwede, LLC toll-free at (866) 424-0200 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.babyswede.com.

    The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

    Baby Bjorn Balance, Air Bouncer Chairs Recalled...

    Fiesta Recalls Gas Grills

    July 21, 2009
    Fiesta is recalling about 88,000 Blue Ember gas grills. The hose of the gas tank can get too close to the firebox and be exposed to heat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

    Fiesta has received 161 reports of grill fires, resulting in nine injuries, including two incidents of major burns on different parts of the body, six incidents of minor burns, and an incident involving temporary hearing loss.

    Various home centers and retailers nationwide sold the grills, made in China, from November 2006 through June 2008 for between $400 and $500 in the United States and from November 2006 through May 2009 for between $400 and $600 in Canada.

    Consumers should immediately stop using the grill and call Fiesta Gas Grills to obtain a free replacement grease pan assembly and instructions for installing the part and the gas tank. The grill should not be used until the new grease pan assembly and the gas tank have been installed correctly. Consumers should also inspect the gas burner hose and regulator, which will be replaced free of charge if there are signs of damage.

    This recall involves Blue Ember liquid propane (LP) outdoor grills with model and serial numbers listed below. The cabinet style grill has two doors and is silver and black or silver and gray. "Blue Ember" is printed on the grills hood. The model and serial numbers are printed on a rating plate label on the rear of the grill.

    MODEL NUMBERSSERIAL # RANGES
    FG50045
    FG50057
    FG50069
    07000003 thru 0701091207057153 thru 07060224
    07012413 thru 0701471607060681 thru 07060808
    07015613 thru 0701830007062217 thru 07062344
    07021341 thru 0702326007063453 thru 07063580
    07023645 thru 0702646007064221 thru 07064604
    07029021 thru 0703158007065373 thru 07065500
    07032093 thru 0703887607065885 thru 07067164
    07039261 thru 0703974307067165 thru 07073548
    07039837 thru 0703996407074189 thru 07074316
    07040221 thru 0704233207074573 thru 07074828
    07043013 thru 0704311207075213 thru 07085436
    07045954 thru 0704638708K000001 thru 08K000640
    07046416 thru 0704646508U000001 thru 08U012000
    07049362 thru 0705089708U015961 thru 08U027640
    07056257 thru 07056896 

    For additional information, contact Fiesta Gas Grills toll-free at (866)740-7849 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email mnorman@fiestagasgrills.com or visit the companys Web site at www.blueembergrills.com

    The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

    Fiesta is recalling about 88,000 Blue Ember gas grills. The hose of the gas tank can get too close to the firebox and be exposed to heat, posing a fire haz...

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      Nuby, Cottontails, Playschool Gel-Filled Teethers Recalled

      July 18, 2009
      Luv N Care Ltd. of Monroe, La., is initiating a nationwide recall of gel-filled teethers with the brand names Nuby, Cottontails and Playschool, because the liquid inside the gel-filled teethers has been found to contain Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus circulans bacteria in the gel.

      Although these bacteria generally do not cause illness in adults, infants and children with weakened immune systems can experience stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and uncommonly more serious disease, if the teether becomes punctured and they ingest the liquid gel.

      Consumers who have teethers with the brand names and UPC Codes listed below should immediately stop using them and discard or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

      The recall includes the following products:

      UPC code       Brand Name 
      48526-00451   Nuby
      48526-00452   Nuby
      48526-00453   Nuby
      48526-00454   Nuby
      48526-00455   Nuby
      48526-00459   Nuby
      48526-00467   Nuby
      48526-00472   Nuby
      48526-00473   Nuby
      48526-00482   Nuby
      48526-00483   Nuby
      48526-00487   Nuby
      48526-00490   Nuby
      48526-00519   Nuby
      48526-00521   Nuby
      41520-87115   Cottontails
      50428-91511   Playschool
      41520-91660   Cottontails

      The firm recalled the products after learning that the FDA found Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus circulans in the gel in samples from two lots collected by the FDA.

      No illnesses have been reported to date.

      The company distributed the products through retail outlets nationwide. The products have also been found to be marketed on the Internet. The products are packaged in a plastic bubble on a printed card and can be identified by the UPC Codes listed above.

      The company has ceased production and distribution of the products and is notifying its distributors to return the products. Consumers are urged to return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. 

      Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-256-2399 ext. 3106 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. central time.

      Adverse reactions 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.

      Nuby, Cottontails, Playschool Gel-Filled Teethers Recalled...

      Thane Recalls H2O Steam Mop

      July 16, 2009
      Thane International is recalling about 580,000 H20 mop steam cleaners. The power cord can unexpectedly wear down and expose the wiring, posing a shock and burn hazard to consumers.

      Thane has received 10 reports of incidents involving shock injuries and eight reports of incidents involving burn injuries.

      The H2O Mop is an electrically-powered appliance for cleaning a variety of floor surfaces that uses microfiber or disposable cloths on a cleaning head through which steam is dispersed. H2O Mops are white with a purple water tank with the "H20" and "M" symbol printed on the top of the cleaning head. The model numbers of affected units are 808.092 and OEM-TV-001. This recall only includes H2O Mops with the following reference numbers printed on the label on the back of the product: 200709198 to 200803148 or H20M1000 to M-H20M1198.

      The mops, made in China, were sold directly to consumers by Thane through television infomercials; on the Web at www.thane.com; by QVC, through its televised shopping program; and by retailers nationwide from June 2007 through December 2008 for about $100.

      Consumers should immediately stop using recalled steam cleaners and contact Thane to receive a free repair kit. Thane is sending repair kits to all consumers who purchased recalled units directly from Thane.

      For additional information, contact Thane anytime at (800) 485-0017 or visit the firm's Web site at www.h2omopservice.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Thane International is recalling about 580,000 H20 mop steam cleaners. The power cord can unexpectedly wear down and expose the wiring, posing a shock and ...

      Propac Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled

      Propac Distributing Corp. is recalling about 7,000 hooded sweatshirts. The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children.

      This recall involves youth zipper and pullover hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings. The sweatshirts were sold in black, navy and grey. The Proclub brand sweatshirts have RN number 100418 is printed on a tag inside the collar.

      The sweatshirts, made in China, were sold at retail stores in Los Angeles, Calif. and Las Vegas, Nevada from November 2008 through December 2008 for about $19.

      Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment with drawstring to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers also can return the sweatshirts to Propac Distributing for a full refund.

      For additional information, contact Propac Distributing at (888) 337-0011 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.proclubinc.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Propac Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled...

      Kolcraft Recalls 1 Million Play Yards

      July 8, 2009
      Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. is recalling about 1 million play yards sold under the Kolcraft, Carters, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bear and Eric Carle brand names.

      The play yards side rail can fail to latch properly and when a child pushes against the rail it can unlatch unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to children. The firm has received 347 reports of sides of the play yard collapsing unexpectedly, resulting in 21 injuries to young children, including bumps, scrapes, bruises and one concussion.

      The recall involves the Kolcraft Travelin Tot play yards, as well as other similar play yards manufactured for Carters, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bare and Eric Carle, with model numbers listed below. Some of the units have a bassinet and/or changing table. Some models have a mobile, vibrating unit or a parent organizer. Model numbers are printed on a white sticker on one of the feet of the play yard.

      Model numbers & details below photos

      Play YardModel NumbersAdditional Information
      Kolcraft Travelin Tot,
      Kolcraft Travelin Tot LTD,
      Kolcraft Travelin Tot 2-in-1,
      Kolcraft Travelin Tot 3-in-1,
      Kolcraft Travelin Tot 4-in-1
      18709-BH, 18709T-BH, 18709T-DV, 18709-NF, 18709T-NF, 18710-BE, 18711T-BD, 18711T-BE, 18713T-LB, 18714T-WD, 18714-WD, 18724T-SQ, 18725-CG, 18725T-FF, 18730T-BZ, 18730T-HJ,18731- DV, 18731T-BZ, 18733-CU, 18733T-CU, 18734T-DV, 18744-BL, 18751T-BZ, 18751T-CU,18751-DV,18751T-DV, 18910-MQ, 18910T-EB, 18910T-LN,18920D-OW,18920-OW, 18925-GS, 18925-LA, 18931-EZ, 18931T-DV, 18931T-PV, 18933T-CU, 18934-SW, 18934-DV, 18935T-UT, 18935-CH, 18942-EC, 18945T-CT, 18945T-ER, 18946-AR, 18950-GV, 18950T-GV, 18951T-DV, 18951T-GS, 18951T-MO,18960-KK, 18960T-PP, 18961-AR, 18961T-AR, 18961-CT, 18961T-CT, 18961-PP, 18961T-GF, 18961T-RV, 18962-AX, 18962T-FZ, 18962-OQ, 18962T-ZT, KP001-BND, KP013-BPA, KP013-HGF, KP013-JFR, KP013-NRB, KP013-PPL, KP014-JGY, KP015-BPA, KP015-JFR, KP016-OW, KP027-JGXKolcraft and Travelin Tot are printed on either the fabric on the top rail or on the lower side of the play yards.
      Carters Lennon Travelin Tot,
      EMU Carters Travelin Tot,
      Carters Travelin Tot
      18740-UE, 18740T-UE, 18736T-LJ, 18737-LJ, 18737T-LJ, 18726-KA, 18726T-HMCarters" and Travelin Tot are printed on the top rail.
      Sesame Beginnings 2-in-1 Play Yard by Kolcraft,
      Sesame Travelin Tot VT
      22361-VT
      SP001-SBK
      SP004-SBK
      Sesame Beginnings and Travel Play Yard Kolcraft are printed on the top rail or along the fabric draft guard on the lower side of the play yards.
      Jeep Sahara, Jeep Sahara SE Play Yard,
      Jeep Sahara Limited Play Yard,
      Jeep Sahara XT Play Yard,
      Jeep Sahara Limited SE Play Yard,
      Jeep Sahara Limited XT Play Yard
      55200-JC, 55220-JC, 55225-JC, 55225T-JC, 55235-JC, 55237-JQ, 55237T-JQ, 55237-XC, 55237-XV, 55237T-XB, 55770-XA, 55770-XI, 55772-XE, 55773-XY, JP002-XSPJeep and Sahara are printed on the fabric on the top rail of the play yards.
      Contours 2-in-1 Travel Playyard,
      Contours 3-in-1 Play Yard,
      Contours Deluxe Playyard,
      Contours Travel Play Yard
      18604-OC
      ZP001-MON
      ZP001-MYS
      ZP003-MAL
      ZP004-MAL
      Kolcraft and Contours are printed along the draft guard on the lower side of the play yards.
      Care Bear Play Yard18960-KK 
      Eric Carle Play Yard with Activity Gym18763-EK
      18763T-EK
       

      The play yards were sold at Babies R Us, Walmart, Kmart, Sears, Target and other stores nationwide and Internet retailers from January 2000 through January 2009 for between $50 and $160. They were made in China, Spain, and Italy.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the play yard and contact Kolcraft for a free repair kit.

      For additional information, contact Kolcraft toll-free at (866) 594-4208 anytime.

      Some of the models of the play yards involved in this recall were recalled in September 2007 due to a strangulation hazard posed by the changing table, which resulted in the death of a 10-month child.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. is recalling about 1 million play yards sold under the Kolcraft, Carters, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bear and Eric Carle...

      Ionic Salt Lamps Recalled

      July 3, 2009

      About 25,000 Ionic salt lamps are being recalled. The lamps overheat causing the vinyl coating on the cord to burst and melt, posing a fire hazard. There have been eight reports of overheating, including two reports of hand burns.

      The recalled ionic salt lamp varies in color from light to dark red and is attached to a wood base. The lamp fixture comes with a 10 watt bulb and a black cord with an inline on/off switch. The UL file number E216832 will be printed on the cord and the UL file number E214389 on the plug.

      The lamps were sold by LTD Commodities, ABC Distributing, and Lakeside Collection catalogs, and on their Web sites from March 2009 through May 2009 for about $12. They were made in Pakistan.

      Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact either LTD Commodities, ABC Distributing or Lakeside Collection to receive a replacement cord set. All consumers who purchased the Ionic Salt Lamps were notified directly about the recall.

      For additional information, contact either LTD Commodities or ABC Distributing toll free at (866) 736-3654, or Lakeside Collection toll-free at (866) 847-4327 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT, or logon to www.ltdcommodities.com, www.abcdistributing.com or www.lakeside.com.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Ionic Salt Lamps Recalled...

      Aqua-Leisure Industries Recalls Inflatable Baby Floats

      July 2, 2009
      Aqua-Leisure Industries Inc. is recalling about 4 million inflatable baby floats. The leg straps in the seat of the float can tear, causing children to unexpectedly fall into or under the water, posing a risk of drowning.

      There have been 31 reports of float seats tearing, causing children to fall into or under the water. No injuries have been reported.

      The recalled inflatable baby floats were sold in a variety of styles and colors. The names and model numbers are located on the packaging. A date between 08/02 and 07/08 is molded on the valves of recalled products. Products not included in the recall can be identified with the lettering "NP" molded on the valve. The following names and model numbers are included in this recall:

      PictureNameModel NumbersDescription
      Baby & Me ComboET-9105Yellow figure-8-shaped inflatable float with turquoise vinyl seat bucket and seat back, plastic ring-and-bar toy.
      Deluxe Baby BoatET-9110
      ET-9110EU
      ET-9110KM
      ET-9110SU
      ET-9110WG
      ET-9110WM
      ET-9110WMUS
      LT-9110L
      Yellow boat-shaped inflatable float with turquoise plastic handles and turquoise vinyl seat bucket and seat back.
      Deluxe Toddler RacerET-9215
      ET-9215DG
      ET-9125DOL
      ET-9215SU
      LT-9215L
      Yellow boat-shaped inflatable float with turquoise plastic handles and steering wheel and turquoise vinyl seat bucket and yellow seat back.
      Cozy Crab Sunshade Float/Crabby Baby BoatSA-3223
      SA-3223/24
      SA-3223/24-1B
      SA-3223/24-2A
      SA-3223/24TG
      SA-3223/24WM
      SA-3223AU
      SA-3223KR
      SA-3223LD
      Red crab-shaped inflatable float with red vinyl seat bucket and yellow inflatable adjustable sunshade.
      Ticklish Turtle Sunshade Float/Baby BoatSA-3224
      SA-3224AU
      SA-3224KR
      SA-3224LD
      SA-3224WM
      Yellow and green turtle-shaped inflatable float with green vinyl seat bucket and green inflatable adjustable sunshade.
      Toddler Race BoatSA-3225Automobile d'cor and yellow boat-shaped inflatable float with green plastic handles and steering wheel and green vinyl seat bucket.
      Aquarium Baby FloatLD-3236
      SA-3236
      Yellow and purple inflatable float with yellow-background aquarium d'cor and purple vinyl seat bucket and seat back.
      Baby Adjustable Sunshade Boat

      Adjustable Canopy Sunshade Float

      Child's Baby Boat w/ Canopy
      SA-3240
      LD-3242
      LT-3242L
      SA-3242
      SA-3242/43-1A
      SA-3242/43TG
      SA-3242AU
      SA-3242WM
      SA-3242WM
      TG-3242
      Blue and white inflatable float with crab-and-beach d'cor, blue and white inflatable canopy and white plastic handle, blue seat bucket.
      Sunshade Wave Rider Float

      Child's Wave Rider
      LT-3243L
      SA-3243
      SA-3243DOL
      SA-3243WM
      SA-3243WM
      White inflatable float with aquatic d'cor and red seat back, blue and white inflatable canopy and blue seat bucket, red handle bars.


      Sunshade Buggy

      Sunshade Water Buggy (Girl/Boy)
      SA-3244
      SA-3244TG
      SA-3244WM
      WM-3244
      Blue car-shaped inflatable float, yellow steering wheel and car-theme d'cor, w/ or w/o green accents or Pink car-shaped inflatable float, yellow steering wheel and car-theme d'cor, w/ or w/o yellow accents.
      Kiddie Cabin CruiserLD-3248
      SA-3248
      SA-3248DG
      SA-3248DOL
      Light blue, purple and clear inflatable float with light blue car cabin-shaped inflatable canopy and d'cor, light blue vinyl seat bucket and seat back.

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Aqua-Leisure Industries Recalls Inflatable Baby Floats...

      Intermatic Recalls In-Wall Timers

      July 1, 2009
      Intermatic Inc. is recalling about 240,000 in-wall electronic timers, models ST01 and EI600. When consumers try to replace the timers battery place a metal object through the battery tray slot, the object can reach internal metal contacts, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

      The firm has received twelve reports of consumers receiving a minor shock while changing the timers battery.

      This recall involves the Intermatic in-wall electronic timers with model numbers ST01, ST01C, ST01AC, ST01AC70, ST01C70, ST01CL, EI600C, EI600LAC, EI600LAC8, EI600WC, and EI600WC8. This product is a lamp and appliance timer and typically takes the place of a standard wall switch. The timer is white, off-white, or almond and measures 2 1/2 inches high by 1 3/4 inches wide. Model numbers can be found on the packaging and on the instruction. In-Wall timers are included in this recall if (1) the brand name Intermatic is molded on the front of the timer cover door, (2) the timer has only four keypad buttons, and (3) there is no 3-digit date code (e.g. 04C) stamped on the inside of the timer cover door. Timers with a 3-digit date code (e.g. 04C) stamped on the inside of the timer cover door are not included in this recall.

      The timers, made in Mexico, were sold at retailers and electrical distributors nationwide from March 2007 through June 2009 for between $25 and $45.

      Consumers should not attempt to change the in-wall timers battery until they receive the repair kit. Consumers should contact Intermatic to obtain a free repair kit with installation instructions.

      For additional information, contact Intermatic toll-free at (877) 417-4316 anytime or on the firm's Web site -- .www.intermatic.com

      The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

      Intermatic Inc. is recalling about 240,000 in-wall electronic timers, models ST01 and EI600. The firm has received twelve reports of consumers receiving a ...

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