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Brightway Extension Cords, Power Strips Recalled

Brightway Extension Cords, Power Strips Recalled...

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Howard Berger Co. is recalling about 12,000 Bright-Way extension cords and power strips because they have inadequate coating material around the cords and copper conductors that are smaller than required, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

This recall involves Brightway heavy duty outdoor extension cords and Brightway indoor household extension cords and power strips. Model numbers involved in the recall are R2600 through R2615 (outdoor extension cords), EE6 through EE20 (indoor extension cords) and MP6DG (power strips). Brightway is printed on the cords. Model numbers are printed on the products packaging.

The items were sold at hardware and discount stores nationwide from August 2009 through October 2009 for between $1 and $20. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the extension cords and power strips and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Howard Berger at (800) 221-6895 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firms Web site at www.hberger.com.

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

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Sport Obermeyer Recalls Girls' Jackets

Sport Obermeyer Recalls Girls' Jackets...

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Sport Obermeyer Ltd. is recalling about 3,900 girls' ski jackets because they have drawstrings that could pose an entrapment hazard to children.

The recalled girls' jackets have drawstrings at the waist, sold in sizes 1 to 8 and the names and corresponding style numbers are: Lily #91549, Rose # 91552, Daisy #91555, Posey #91558. The style number is printed on the tag inside the neck of the jackets.

They were sold at various boutique and ski/sport retailers from July 2009 through February 2010 from $90 to $140 and were made in Vietnam.

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard or return it to Sport Obermeyer, Ltd. for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Sport Obermeyer Ltd. at (800)778-5465 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (MT) Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.obermeyer.com.

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

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Ardica Recalls Heated Jackets and Vests

Ardica Recalls Heated Jackets and Vests...


Ardica Technologies is recalling about 2,600 heated jackets and vests. Electrical connections in the warming components in the jackets and vest can overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

The firm has received five reports of overheating. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled jackets and vests are designed to work with the Ardica Moshi Power system. The Moshi Power System is marked with Ardica. The pouch below the collar of each garment is marked "Ardica Heat Power Charge." Each jacket and vest also has a power switch next to the logo on the front. The following models are affected by this recall: Ardica Enabled Mountain Hardwear Radiance Jackets, Refugium Jackets and Sitka Dutch Oven Vests. The Mountain Hardwear jackets have the Ardica name and logo on the right sleeve.

The jackets and vests were sold at sporting goods and outdoor equipment retailers from August 2009 through February 2010 for between $230 and $425. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled jackets and vests, and contact Ardica for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Ardica Technologies toll-free at (877) 884-1921, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or visit the firms Web site at www.ardica.com.

Ardica Moshi power systemPicture of Recalled Ardica Moshi power system
Identifying marksThe Moshi battery pack is marked with Ardica and v.5 August 2009 on back.




Mountain Hardwear Products
Refugium Jacket

OM3306 is found on the care and content label inside the jacket.

The jacket was sold in the following colors:
- 010 Black
- 225 Otter
- 412 Sapphire
Picture of Recalled Mountain Hardwear Refugium Jacket
Radiance Jacket (Womens Model)

OL3307 is found on the care and content label inside the jacket.

The jacket was sold in the following colors:
- 010 Black
- 109 Winter White
Picture of Recalled Mountain Hardwear Radiance Jacket (Womens Model)
Identifying marksThe battery pack pouch below the collar is marked "Ardica Heat Power Charge." The product also has a power switch next to the Mountain Hardwear logo on the front of the jacket. The Ardica name and logo appear on the right sleeve.




Sitka Product
Dutch Oven VestPicture of Recalled Sitka Dutch Oven Vest
Identifying marksThe battery pack pouch below the collar is marked "Ardica Heat Power Charge." The product also has a power switch next to the Sitka logo on the front of the jacket.

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

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North-Sportif Recalls Boys' Vests, Hooded Jackets

North-Sportif Recalls Boys' Vests, Hooded Jackets...

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North-Sportif is recalling boys' hooded jackets and reversible vests because they contain a drawstring through could pose strangulation hazards to young children.

This recall involves boys black hooded jackets with a belt and an elastic drawstring at the neck. North Sportif is printed on the jackets belt. The recalled vest is black and blue and is reversible. The vest has a drawstring around the waist. The garments were sold in sizes small (8-10) and medium (12-14). Both garments have a tag on the neck that reads North Sportif Urban Expedition.

The jackets and vests, made in China, were sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from October 2002 through January 2010 for about $13.

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the garment to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Burlington Coat Factory for a refund or credit.

For additional information, contact North-Sportif collect at (212) 643-9730 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the stores Web site at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com

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

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Evenflo Recalls Top-of-Stair Wood Baby Gates

Evenflo is recalling about 150,000 top-of-stair wooden baby gates. The slats on the gate can break or detach, posing a fall hazard to children....


Evenflo is recalling about 150,000 top-of-stair wooden baby gates. The slats on the gate can break or detach, posing a fall hazard to children.

Evenflo has received 142 reports of slats breaking or detaching from the gate. Three children gained access to stairs. One of those children fell through the gate and down five steps; another fell down one step. Injuries included four children who sustained bumps and bruises to the head and seven children who sustained minor injuries including scratches, scrapes and bruises.

The recall involves Evenflo models 10502 and 10512 Top-of-Stair Plus Wood Gates made from October 2007 through July 2009. The model number can be found on the bottom rail. No other Evenflo model numbers or gates are affected by this recall.

The gates, made in Mexico, were sold at Toys R Us, Burlington Baby Depot, Kmart and other juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide in the U.S. and Canada, and on the Web at Amazon.com and other online retailers from October 2007 through March 2010 for about $40.

Consumers should stop using the recalled gate and contact Evenflo to obtain a free newer model 10503 or 10513 Top-of-Stair Plus Wood replacement gate.

For additional information, call Evenflo toll-free at (800) 233-5921 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firms Web site at safety.evenflo.com.

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

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Lennox Recalls Vent-Free Gas Logs and Fireplaces

Lennox Recalls Vent-Free Gas Logs and Fireplaces...


Lennox Hearth Products is recalling 5,700 vent-free gas logs and fireplaces. The front burners of vent-free gas log set fireplace inserts and the vent-free fireplaces can fail to ignite allowing gas to escape and posing a fire or explosion hazard to consumers.

Lennox received two reports from installers of the log sets failing to light. No injuries were reported.

The recalled products are Lennox Superior brand VFGL Log Sets and VF4000, VF5000 and VF6000 fireplaces. Log sets are comprised of ceramic-fiber logs with a dual gas burner system and are designed to be placed in a wood-burning fireplace or a ventless firebox enclosure. Fireplaces are comprised of log sets, a ventless firebox enclosure and accessories. Each product has a metal rating plate attached to the grate of the log sets or to the frame of the fireplaces containing the units model number, serial number and other information. The following models are affected by this recall:

Vent-Free Gas Log Set Models

VFGL18 MSN 4
VFGL18 MSP 4
VFGL24 MSN 4
VFGL24 MSP 4
VFGL28 MSN 4
VFGL28 MSP 4
VFGL18 VSN 4
VFGL18 VSP 4
VFGL24 VSN 4
VFGL24 VSP 4
VFGL28 VSN 4
VFGL28 VSP 4
Vent-Free Gas Fireplace Models

VF4000 CHN 2
VF4000 CHP 2
VF4000 CMN 2
VF4000 CMP 2
VF5000 CMN 2
VF5000 CMP 2
VF6000 CMN 2
VF6000 CMP 2

Included in this recall are units with serial numbers starting with 6408C through 6408M, and those starting with 6409. Units that had repairs made to the burner assembly between March 2008 and December 2009 are also included.

The units were sold by various fireplace and HVAC retailers and installers from March 2008 through December 2009 for approximately $540 to $775 for the log sets and $1,300 to $1,850 for the fireplaces. They were made in the U.S.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled log sets and fireplaces and contact Lennox for information about how to arrange for a free inspection and repair.

For additional information, please contact Lennox Hearth Products at (800) 826-8546 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.lennoxhearthproducts.com.

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

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Carolina Biology Recalls Education Kits

Carolina Biology Recalls Education Kits...

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Carolina Biology is recalling about 2,300 Carolina Function Generator Kits. The yellow lids in the kits contain excessive levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

This recall involves the Carolina Function Generator Kits that are mathematical function teaching aids. The kit consists of a yellow plastic lid, leg stands, base and whiteboard cards. The yellow lids have two slots labeled IN and OUT and are embossed with the name Carolina and Lid in raised letters.

The kits were sold through Carolinas catalogs and online at www.carolina.com nationwide and directly to schools from February 2009 through January 2010 for about $34. They were also sold with Math Out of the Box Kits for between $780 and $2,930. They were made in Canada.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled kits away from children and contact Carolina Biology Supply to obtain a free replacement kit. The firm is directly contacting purchasers of the educational kits.

For additional information, contact Carolina toll-free at (877) 316-1848 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firms Web site at www.carolina.com.

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

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Infantino Recalls Baby Slings After Three Infant Deaths

Parents should not attempt to fix the carriers, safety regulators warn

Infantino Recalls Baby Slings After Three Infant Deaths...



Infantino LLC is recalling one million infant slings following reports of three infant deaths. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned earlier this month that parents should exercise extreme caution when using the slings and said it had learned of at least 14 deaths associated with sling-type carriers in the last 20 years.

The most recent deaths, all in 2009, involved a 7-week-old infant in Philadelphia, Pa.; a 6-day-old infant in Salem, Ore.; and a 3-month-old infant in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Infantino SlingRider, is a soft fabric baby carrier with a padded shoulder strap that is worn by parents and caregivers to carry an infant weighing up to 20 lbs. Infantino is printed on the plastic slider located on the strap. Infantino, SlingRider and the item number are printed on the instruction/warning label inside the baby sling carrier. Wendy Bellissimo branded sling carriers were sold exclusively at Babies R Us and have a sewn-in label on the inside of the sling strap that says in part "Wendy Bellissimo Media, Inc." and lists Item numbers 3937500H7 and 3937501H7.

Infantino LLC sold the slings in the United States and Canada from January 2003 through March 2010 at Walmart, Burlington Coat Factory, Target, Babies R Us, BJs Wholesale, various baby and childrens stores and other retailers nationwide, and on the Web at Amazon.com, for between $25 and $30.

The product was manufactured in China and Thailand.

Consumers should stop using the recalled slings immediately and contact Infantino to receive a free replacement product, with a choice of a Wrap & Tie infant carrier, or a 2 in 1 Shopping Cart Cover, or a 3 in 1 Grow & Play Activity Gym. A Jittery Pals Rattle will also be provided. Contact Infantino toll-free at (866) 860-1361 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.infantino.com

The CPSC warned that parents should not attempt to fix the carriers. Once the carriers have been replaced, the recalled models should be destroyed so that they are not inadvertently used by someone else.

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

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Niles Audio Recalls MultiZone Receivers

Niles Audio Corp. is recalling about 3,800 Niles ZR-6 MultiZone Receivers. A failure in the receivers internal components can cause connected loudspeakers ...


Niles Audio Corp. is recalling about 3,800 Niles ZR-6 MultiZone Receivers. A failure in the receivers internal components can cause connected loudspeakers to overheat and cause a fire, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

The firm has received reports of three incidents of connected loudspeakers overheating. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Niles ZR-6 MultiZone Receivers. The receivers are black with a blue LCD display on the right side and the Niles logo in white on the front center. The receivers measure 17 inches wide x 3.5 inches high x 15 inches deep. The model number ZR-6 is located on the lower left side of the front panel of the receivers.

The receivers were sold by adio/video/home theater custom installation professionals nationwide from July 2008 through November 2009 for about $2,000. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled receivers and contact Niles for a free repair kit. The repair kit includes a software update for the receivers. Niles is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled receivers.

For more information, contact Niles at (800) 667-3991 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.nilesaudio.com/ZR6Info.

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

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Graco Recalls 1.2 Million Harmony High Chairs

Company has 464 reports of chairs tipping over unexpectedly

Graco Recalls 1.2 Million Harmony High Chairs...


Grace is recalling about 1.2 million Harmony high chairs. The screws holding the front legs of the high chair can loosen and fall out and the plastic bracket on the rear legs can crack causing the high chair to become unstable and tip over unexpectedly.

Graco has received 464 reports of screws loosening or falling out and plastic brackets cracking causing the high chair to tip over unexpectedly. These tip-overs resulted in 24 reports of injuries including bumps and bruises to the head, a hairline fracture to the arm, and cuts, bumps, bruises and scratches to the body.

This recall involves all Harmony High Chairs. The Harmony high chair was manufactured from November 2003 through December 2009 and is no longer in production. The model number can be found on the label that is located on the underside of the foot rest.

Harmony™ High Chair Model Numbers
3920BAN3920BAN23920BEB3920BEBB3920COV3920DOH3920GEI 
3920GEIDSP3920GRN3920HMP3920IVY3920LAU3920PKR3930DDH 
3930DHO3935CAL3935OXB3935PKR3935PKRDSP3935SPM3935SPMDSP 
3935THR3935THR23935THR33940BIA3940BIADSP3940CAP3940CLE3940COT
3940DRM3940HML3940MCH3940NGS3940SAV3940SLT3940SPT3940STA
3940UNN3951CLO3951CLT3951COT3951ORC3951WLO3955WSR3960BGN
3960CJG3960CNP3960GGG3980CNR3E00ABB3E00BAT3E00DCF 
3E00DCFDSP3E00DGP3E00DGPDSP3E00GPK3E01BDS3E01BDSCA3E01DNY
3E01DNY13E01ELP3E01ELPDSP     
 
Note: These model numbers may begin with the letter A, B, C, or D
Additional Models:175240417558591755860175725917574121760429

The high chairs were sold at AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies "R" Us, Toys "R" Us, Sears, Target, Target.com, Walmart, WalMart.com, Shopko, USA Baby, and other retailers nationwide from December 2003 through March 2010 for between $70 and $120. They were made in the United States.

Consumers should immediately stop using the Harmony™ high chair and contact Graco to receive a free repair kit.

To order a free repair kit, contact Graco toll-free at (877) 842-3206 or visit the firm's Web site at www.gracobaby.com. For additional information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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

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Dorel Asia Recalls Cribs After Infant Death, 10 Injuries

Dorel Asia Recalls Cribs After Infant Death, 10 Injuries...

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Grace is recalling about 1.2 million Harmony high chairs. The screws holding the front legs of the high chair can loosen and fall out and the plastic bracket on the rear legs can crack causing the high chair to become unstable and tip over unexpectedly.

Graco has received 464 reports of screws loosening/falling out and plastic brackets cracking causing the high chair to tip over unexpectedly. These tip-overs resulted in 24 reports of injuries including bumps and bruises to the head, a hairline fracture to the arm, and cuts, bumps, bruises and scratches to the body.

This recall involves all Harmony High Chairs. The Harmony high chair was manufactured from November 2003 through December 2009 and is no longer in production. The model number can be found on the label that is located on the underside of the foot rest.

Harmony™ High Chair Model Numbers
3920BAN3920BAN23920BEB3920BEBB3920COV3920DOH3920GEI 
3920GEIDSP3920GRN3920HMP3920IVY3920LAU3920PKR3930DDH 
3930DHO3935CAL3935OXB3935PKR3935PKRDSP3935SPM3935SPMDSP 
3935THR3935THR23935THR33940BIA3940BIADSP3940CAP3940CLE3940COT
3940DRM3940HML3940MCH3940NGS3940SAV3940SLT3940SPT3940STA
3940UNN3951CLO3951CLT3951COT3951ORC3951WLO3955WSR3960BGN
3960CJG3960CNP3960GGG3980CNR3E00ABB3E00BAT3E00DCF 
3E00DCFDSP3E00DGP3E00DGPDSP3E00GPK3E01BDS3E01BDSCA3E01DNY
3E01DNY13E01ELP3E01ELPDSP     
 
Note: These model numbers may begin with the letter A, B, C, or D
Additional Models:175240417558591755860175725917574121760429

The high chairs were sold at AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies "R" Us, Toys "R" Us, Sears, Target, Target.com, Walmart, WalMart.com, Shopko, USA Baby, and other retailers nationwide from December 2003 through March 2010 for between $70 and $120. They were made in the United States.

Consumers should immediately stop using the Harmony™ high chair and contact Graco to receive a free repair kit.

To order a free repair kit, contact Graco toll-free at (877) 842-3206 or visit the firm's Web site at www.gracobaby.com. For additional information, contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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

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Lumetique Recalls Botanika Candles

Lumetique Recalls Botanika Candles...

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Lumetique Inc. is recalling about 6,000 DayNa Decker Botanika candles. The candle flame can unexpectedly flare up and the glass container can crack, posing fire, burn and laceration hazards to consumers.

The firm has received five reports of the glass breaking and six reports of high flames. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

This recall involves DayNa Decker Botanika brand candles sold in 3-, 6-, and 16-ounce glass containers. The words "DayNa Decker" and Bacara, Bardou, Clementine, Indigo, Leila, Manzanita, Sierra, Taiga, Violetta, Viva, Yasmin, or Zelia appear on the bottom of the green glass container. Only Botanika candles with batch code 9J3, 9K1, 9L1 or 9L2 are included in the recall. Batch codes are printed on the bottom of the glass container.

The candles, made in the U.S., were sold at resorts, spas, gift shops and specialty stores nationwide from November 2009 through January 2010 for between $30 and $75, depending on the size.

Consumers should immediately stop using the candle and contact Lumetique to receive a full credit toward the purchase of a DayNa Decker brand product.

For additional information, contact Lumetique toll-free at (888) 872-0228 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.daynadecker.com.

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

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Cost Plus Inc. Recalls Konrad and Loft Office Chairs

Cost Plus Inc. Recalls Konrad and Loft Office Chairs...

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Cost Plus is recalling about 4,300 Konrad and Loft office chairs. The chair backs can come loose from the seat base, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

The wooden office chairs have the following brand names, SKU numbers and purchase order numbers: Konrad models SKU #415413, and PO numbers 200360055, 200360056, 200360057, 400360062, 400360063, 400360064; and Loft models SKU #415414 and PO numbers 200360058, 200360059, 200360060, 200360061, 400360065, 400360066, 400360074, 400360075. The SKU number and description appear on the sales receipt and original shipping carton. The PO number is located on the underside of the chair itself.

The chairs, made in Thailand, were sold at Cost Plus/World Market stores and Web site nationwide from January to December 2009 for about $170.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Konrad and Loft office chairs and return them to any Cost Plus/World Market store for a full refund or exchange.

For additional information, contact Cost Plus Inc. toll free at (877) 967-5362 between 7 a.m. and 12 p.m. ET any day or visit the firm's Web site at www.worldmarket.com.

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

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Do It Best Recalls Bicycle Bells

Do It Best Recalls Bicycle Bells...

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Do It Best Corp. is recalling about 1,000 bicycle bells. The red paint on the bells contains excessive lead levels, violating the federal lead paint standard.

This recall involves children's bicycle bells. The bells are red, black and white and has "I ♥ My Bike" printed on the top. The green and white packaging reads "bike bell" and "$1."

The bells were sold at Dollar Stores and Do It Best Hardware stores nationwide from August 2008 through August 2009 for about $1. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately remove the bicycle bells and return them to the store where purchased for a refund.

For additional information, contact Do It Best Hardware toll-free at (877) 326-8954 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.doitbest.com.

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

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Tumi Recalls Mobile Power Packs

Tumi Recalls Mobile Power Packs...

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Tumi is recalling about 5,000 mobile power packs because the lithium-ion cells used in the packs can ignite or explode while charging, posing a fire hazard. This hazard is only present for units that have not been charged.

There were two reports of consumers experiencing small fires during their initial charge. No injuries were reported.

The recalled Mobile Power Pack is a mobile device that receives an AC charge in a compact battery pack that will then give five DC charges to small electronic devices including mobile phones, MP-3 players, Blackberries, and PDAs. The power pack is black and silver and is rectangular in shape. The front of it has a small circular control panel. The front also displays the word "Tumi" engraved on a silver button located towards the bottom of the device. Style number 14362 is printed on the power pack packaging.

The power packs, made in China, were sold by Tumi retail stores, department and specialty stores nationwide and www.Tumi.com from August 2007 through March 2008 for $135.

If the unit has not been used and has never been charged, please do not try to charge it. Contact Tumi customer care for instructions on how to return the power pack and receive a free replacement power pack. If you have charged the unit previously without incident, you can continue to use the product.

For additional information, contact Tumi customer care at (800) 530-0069 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.Tumi.com.

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

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Kani Gold, Road Block Hooded Sweashirts Recalled

Recalled sweatshirts were sold at Burlington Coat Factory

Kani Gold, Road Block Hooded Sweashirts Recalled...

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Haselson International Trading is recalling about 23,000 children's hooded sweatshirts sold exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory. The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children.

This recall involves children's sweatshirts sold in sizes 4 through 7 and S (8) and M (10-12). The sweatshirts were sold in various colors and prints. The brand name Kani Gold or Road Block is printed inside of the garment on the neck tag.

The sweatshirts were exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from July 2006 through September 2009 for between $6 and $30. They were made in Indonesia, Egypt, China, Pakistan and Korea.

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also return the sweatshirts to Burlington Coat Factory or the Haselson for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Haselson toll-free at (800) 217-4478 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, or visit the store's Web site at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com.

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

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Honda Recalling 410,000 Minivans and Trucks

2007-08 Odyssey and Element models may have brake problem

Honda Recalling 410,000 Minivans and Trucks...


More than 410,000 Honda Odyssey minivans and Element pickups could have a braking problem and are being recalled, the automaker announced Tuesday.

The recall includes 2007 and 2008 model vehicles.

In a statement, Honda urged motorists who own the affected cars to take them to a dealer for repair, saying failure to do so could lead to problems stopping the vehicles.

Officially, the recall is to modify the Vehicle Stability Assist modulator. Honda said it has received customer complaints of brake pedals that feel "soft" or that gradually exhibit a pedal height that gets lower (closer to the floor) before the vehicle stops. In affected vehicles, this condition tends to very slowly increase over time.

"Some VSA modulators were assembled in a manner that could allow air intrusion, making it possible for air to enter the modulator during the VSA self-check mode.," Honda said in a statement. "While only a miniscule amount of air can enter the system during each check, over a period of months or years, the air will accumulate and can result in the soft brake pedal or low brake pedal condition symptoms associated with this issue. Although not all vehicles being recalled are affected by this issue, we are recalling all possible units to assure all customers that their vehicles will perform correctly."

Honda said it is announcing this recall to encourage all owners of these vehicles to take their vehicle to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification from Honda that their vehicle is affected. Notification to customers will start at the end of April.

Once owners of these vehicles receive written notification of this recall from Honda, they should contact their authorized Honda dealer to schedule an appointment for repair.

In addition to contacting customers by mail, after April 19, 2010, Honda says owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicle requires repair by going on-line or calling. Honda owners can go to www.recalls.honda.comor call (800) 999-1009, and select option 4.



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2010 Toyota Tundra Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks Recalled

2010 Toyota Tundra Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks Recalled...


Toyota is recalling 2010 Toyota Tundra vehicles with four-wheel drive. There may be an improper weld at the union of the propeller shaft and yoke, the company said. The joint could separate, causing loss of control.

Dealers will replace the defective shaft free of charge when the recall begins during March 2010.

Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or at www.safercar.gov.

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Dimplex Fireplace, Stove Remotes Recalled

About 700,000 Dimplex remote control kits for electric fireplaces and stoves are being recalled. The plug-in wall unit can overheat, posing a fire and burn...


About 700,000 Dimplex remote control kits for electric fireplaces and stoves are being recalled. The plug-in wall unit can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Dimplex has received about 5,000 reports of the plug-in wall units overheating including 19 reports of damage beyond the remote control and one report of a house fire in Columbus, Ohio that resulted in considerable property damage.

The recalled remote control kits are used with Dimplex, Electraflame, Symphony, Optiflame, Electralog and Charmglow brand electric fireplaces, stoves and fireplace inserts. They include a black or dark gray hand-held remote control and also a black or dark gray wall unit that plugs into an electrical wall outlet. Recalled model numbers include 47-1001, 47-1010-R and APT-1315. The model number is printed on either the plug-in unit or the hand-held remote control. The fireplace or stove's brand name is printed on both units.

The kits, made in China, were sold by mass merchandise, home improvement, specialty fireplace and furniture retailers from January 1998 through December 2008 for between $200 and $1,500 for the fireplaces and stoves. This recall includes remote control kits subsequently replaced under warranty.

Consumers should immediately stop using the remote control kits, unplug the power cord from the remote control kit's wall unit, remove the wall unit from the electrical outlet and contact Dimplex for a free replacement kit. Consumers can continue to operate the fireplace or stove by plugging the fireplace or stove's electrical cord directly into an electrical outlet.

For additional information, contact Dimplex North America toll-free at (866) 673-9880 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.recall.dimplex.com.

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

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Hitachi Koki Recalls Coil Nailers

Hitachi Koki Recalls Coil Nailers...


Hitachi Koki is recalling about 50,000 coil nailers. The nailers could have a faulty feeder that can allow nails to be ejected sideways, posing a serious injury hazard to the user or bystanders.

The firm has received 37 reports of nails being ejected sideways, including 15 reports of injuries. The injuries were primarily in the eye region, including five reports of partial blindness.

The coil nailers are used to project nails into drywall, wood or other materials. The model number is NV83A2 and can be found on the body of the product. Only those units manufactured between October 2002 and September 2005 are included in this recall. The manufacturing date can be identified by the serial number engraved at the end of the handle, the first digit representing the month (1 for January, 2 for February, 3 for March, 4 for April, 5 for May, 6 for June, 7 for July, 8 for August, 9 for September, O for October, N for November and D for December) and the second digit representing the year (2 for 2002, 3 for 2003, 4 for 2004 and 5 for 2005).

The nailers, made in Japan, were sold at Lowes, Home Depot, other home improvement and building supply stores and online at Amazon.com nationwide from November 2002 through March 2006 for between $350 and $400.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coil nailer and contact Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. for a free repair.

For additional information, contact Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. at (800) 706-7337 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or visit the firms Web site at www.hitachipowertools.com.

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

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Amy Byer, Philly, Recalls Girls Cargo Jackets Sold at Burlington Coat Factory

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Byer California, as also known as Amy Byer, Philly, is recalling about 600 girls' cargo pocket jackets because they have drawstrings that pose a strangulation hazard to children.

This recall involves girls brown cargo pocket jackets sold in sizes small through extra-large. Style number 2029G1J is printed on the tag inside the jacket.

The jackets were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Bon Ton Stores and juvenile clothing retail stores nationwide from December 2008 through September 2009 for about $12. They were made in China.

Consumers should remove the drawstring immediately or return the jacket to the store where purchased for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Byer California at (800) 998-2937 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the Web site at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com.

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

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Regaliti Recalls Girl's Hooded Jackets Sold at Burlington Coat Factory

Regaliti Recalls Girl's Hooded Jackets Sold at Burlington Coat Factory...

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Regaliti Inc. is recalling about 3,600 girl's hooded jackets because they have drawstrings through the hoods that pose a strangulation hazard to children.

This recall involves girls cropped jackets in a velvet-like material with a hoodie that has a drawstring. The jackets were sold under the Betty Blue brand name in pink, red, blue and brown, and in childrens sizes small through XL. Betty Blue Girls is printed on the hangtag on the neck.

The jackets were sold exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from November 2007 through September 2009 for about $4. They were made in Hong Kong.

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Burlington Coat Factory or Regaliti for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Regaliti collect at (212) 840-0202 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET Wednesday through Friday or visit Burlington Coat Factorys Web site at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com.

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

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Locks All Over, All Over Skaters, Rock Mask Boys Hoodies Recalled

Locks All Over, All Over Skaters, Rock Mask Boys Hoodies Recalled...

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Brand Evolution is recalling about 2,800 Locks All Over, All Over Skaters, Rock Mask boys hoodies because they have drawstrings through the hoods that pose a strangulation hazard to children.

The recalled boys hooded sweatshirts come in three styles: All Over Locks style #MSK7SK3400B in white with colored printed padlocks in sizes S, M, L and XL; All Over Skaters style #SKATBS7K302B in white with red and orange skaters in S, M, L, and XL; and Rock Mask Hoody style #KROCKF7K300K in solid black with imprint in sizes 4, 5, 6 and 7.

The recalled items were sold at the Burlington Coat Factory, Amm One Inc., Avante, Dr. Jays, Stop, E & J Lawrence Corp., Exclusive Wear, G-Pulse Apparel, Hip Hop World, Nouveau, Stop Kid, Unica, and Village Mart. They were made in China and Peru.

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the garment to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to the place of purchase for a refund or credit.

For Additional information contact Brand Evolution toll-free at (877) 330-3911 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firms Web site at www.burlingtoncoat.com.

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

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Therma Scarf Microwaveable Scarves Recalled

Therma Scarf Microwaveable Scarves Recalled...

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Telebrands Corp. is recalling about 98,500 Therma Scarf scarves with microwaveable heat packs. The heat packs can overheat when heated in a microwave oven, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

The firm has received seven reports of overheating, including five fires, three of which resulted in property damage to the microwave. Two of the incidents were in Canada. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled scarves have pockets and microwaveable heat packs composed of flax seeds. The scarves are made of polyester/cotton, and were sold in black and camel colors.

The scarves were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond stores, As Seen on TV retail kiosks in shopping malls nationwide, through direct response television and over the internet at www.thermascarf.com and www.asseenontvguys.com from October 2009 through January 2010 for between $20 and $25. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Therma Scarf and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. If purchased through the infomercial or over the internet, consumers will be contacted by Telebrands with instructions on how to obtain a full refund.

For additional information, contact Telebrands at (800) 777-4034 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET or visit the firms Web site at www.telebrands.com.

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

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Mitsubishi Recalls 2010 Galant

Mitsubishi Recalls 2010 Galant...


Mitsubishi is recalling about 2,300 model-year 2010 Galants because of a problem with the automatic transmission.

The transmission oil cooler pipe assembly may have insufficient plating to prevent corrosion. If corrosion occurs, automatic transmission fluid could leak, possibly presenting a fire hazard.

Dealers will inspect the recalled vehicles and, if necessary, replace the cooler pipe with new parts when the recall begins in March 2010.

Owners may contact Mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.

Consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or at www.safercar.gov.

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LELE Recalls Children's Hooded Sweatshirts

LELE Recalls Children's Hooded Sweatshirts...

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LELE & Co. is recalling about 2,700 children's hooded sweatshirts. he sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood, which can pose a strangulation hazard to young children.

This recall involves hooded sweatshirts sold under the Maria Elena and Eddie brand names. The sweatshirts were sold in childrens sizes 8 through 14, and have various character designs on the front including Princess, Prince and Champion. Style number 4282 is printed on the back of the tag attached to the label.

The sweatshirts were sold at Dds Discount, Frine Solarzvo and Toro Wholesale stores in California, El Carrusel and Hana Hosiery in Georgia, Lacala Design in Illinois, and La Revoltosa stores in Florida from August 2008 through August 2009 for between $6.50 and $9. They were made in Vietnam.

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard or return the product to the store where purchased for a refund.

For additional information, contact LELE collect at (213) 745-8979 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firms Web site at www.leleforkids.com.

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

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Ethan Allen Recalls Roman Shades

Ethan Allen Recalls Roman Shades...

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Ethan Allen has added its name to the retailers joining the voluntary recall in December 2009 of all Roman shades. The shades pose a strangulation risk to young children.

The recall includes about 163,000 sets of Ethan Allen Roman shades.

Strangulation can occur when a child places his or her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the shade or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his or her neck. Also, strangulation can occur when a child's neck become entangled on the free-standing loop.

This recall involves all styles and sizes of Roman shades sold under the Ethan Allen brand name. These custom-ordered, made-to-order shades were sold in a variety of colors, fabrics, and sizes. The shades have no labels or markings making reference to the Ethan Allen brand.

The shades were sold at Ethan Allen Design Centers since at least 1999 through December 2009. Most are priced between $400 and $1,000.

Consumers should stop using the recalled Roman shades immediately and contact their local Ethan Allen Design Center for a free repair kit.

For additional information, contact Ethan Allen toll-free at (888) 339-9398 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, contact the local Ethan Allen Design Center, or visit the firm's web site at www.ethanallen.com.

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

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Boys' Jackets Sold at Burlington Coat Factory Recalled

Boys' Jackets Sold at Burlington Coat Factory Recalled...

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Boys hooded jackets sold at Burlington Coat Factory are being recalled. The childrens jackets have drawstrings through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children.

This recall involves Ten West boys jackets with a drawstring through the hood. They were sold in size 10/12 and are black cotton with a white fleece lining. TEN 1 WEST is printed on a hang tag on the center of the back neck.

The jackets, made in China, were sold at Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from November 2006 through September 2009 for about $12.

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the jacket to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Burlington Coat Factory or to Ten West Apparel for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Ten West Apparel collect at (212) 564-1007 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Burlington Coat Factorys Web site, www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com.

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

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Fluke Recalls Noncontact Electrical Tester

Fluke Recalls Noncontact Electrical Tester...


Fluke Corp. is recalling about 33,000 "VoltAlert" voltage detectors. The testers can fail to give an indication of live voltage, resulting in the operator falsely believing the electrical power is off, posing a risk of serious injury or death from electrical shock or thermal burns.

The Fluke voltage testers look like a pen with a yellow, white and gray body. The testers measure 90 to 1000 volts alternating current (VAC). Fluke and the model number are printed on the front of each unit. The recall involves Fluke 1AC-A1-I VoltAlert tester.

The tests were sold by industrial distributors and electrical wholesalers nationwide from September 2009 through February 2010 for about $25. They were made in China.

Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately and contact Fluke for a free replacement.

For additional information, contact Fluke toll-free at (888) 983-5853 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firms Web site at www.fluke.com/1AC-A1recall.

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

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Scooby Doo, Tweety, Batman Fork and Spoon Sets Recalled

Scooby Doo, Tweety, Batman Fork and Spoon Sets Recalled...

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About 127,000 Scooby Doo, Tweety and Batman children's fork and spoon sets are being recalled. The middle two prongs of the plastic fork can detach, posing a choking hazard to children.

The two-piece set is white plastic with cartoon images on the handle.

The toy cutlery sets, made in China, were sold at Dollar Tree Stores and Deals during January 2010 for about $1 per set.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled fork and spoon sets away from children and return them to Dollar Tree or Deals for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Peachtree Playthings at (800) 290-4831 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.peachtreeplaythings.com.

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

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Meijer Recalls Roman Shades, Roll-Up Blinds

Meijer Recalls Roman Shades, Roll-Up Blinds...

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Meijer has added its name to the retailers joining the voluntary recall in December 2009 of all Roman shades and roll-up blinds. The blinds pose a strangulation risk to young children.

The recall includes about 240,000 sets of Innovations and "At Home with Meijer" Roman shades and roll-up blinds.

The Roman shades are made with fabric or bamboo and the Roll-up blinds with bamboo. A label reading "Innovation" or "At Home with Meijer" can be found under the headrail.

The blinds, made in Taiwan, were sold at Meijer Stores and Meijer.com between January 2004 and December 2009 for about $40.

Consumers should immediately stop using the Roman shades and the roll-up blinds and contact the Window Covering Safety Council for a free repair kit at (800) 506-4636 anytime or visit www.windowcoverings.org.

For additional information, contact Meijer at (800) 927-8699 anytime or visit the company's Website at www.meijer.com.

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

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Lutron Recalls Roman Shades

Lutron Recalls Roman Shades...

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Lutron has added its name to the retailers joining the voluntary recall in December 2009 of all Roman shades. The shades pose a strangulation risk to young children.

The recall includes about 5,000 sets of Lutron Shading Solutions Roman shades.

Strangulations can occur when a child places his or her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his or her neck. Also, in manual Roman shades, strangulations can also occur if the shade's looped bead chain is not attached to the wall or to the floor and a child's neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop.

This recall involves all custom-ordered made-to-measure motorized and manual Lutron Shading Solutions Roman shades. The shades were sold in a variety of colors, fabrics, and sizes. Nearly all shades were professionally installed. "Lutron Shading Solutions" or "Lutron Shading Solutions by VIMCO" is printed on the packaging.

The shades were sold at specialty dealers and Expo Design Centers nationwide from January 2000 through August 2009 for between $120 and $4,500 per shade. They were made in the United States.

Consumers should immediately stop using the Roman shades and contact Lutron Electronics to coordinate the removal, repair, and reinstallation of the shades. Consumers with manual Roman shades should also immediately check if the tension device is attached to the looped operating cord and installed into the wall or floor. If not attached, consumers should contact Lutron Electronics to receive a free repair kit. If the tension device is attached but not installed, consumers should immediately install the device into the wall or floor. If the consumer has difficulty installing the tension device, contact Lutron for further instructions.

For additional information, contact Lutron toll-free at (866) 793-4270 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.lutron.com/CERUSromans.

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

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Chandigarh Fashion Recalls Children's Bracelets

Chandigarh Fashion Recalls Children's Bracelets...

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Chandigarh Fashion is recalling about 1,200 children's bracelets because they contain excessive levels of lead.

This recall involves childrens bangle bracelets. The bracelets which were sold in packets of 24, are gold with stripes of either red, maroon, black, orange or green.

The bracelets were sold at Chandigarh Fashion stores in Flushing, N.Y. and Sonia Selections stores in Chicago, Ill. from May 2007 through August 2008 for about $2. They were made in India.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled bracelets from children and return the bracelets to the store where purchased for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Chandigarh Fashion toll-free at (877) 288-2397 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday.

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

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Salmonella Scare Prompts Onion Soup Mix Recall

Kroger products sold in 27 states affected

Salmonella Scare Prompts Onion Soup Mix Recall...


Grocery chain Kroger Co. said it is recalling Kroger Onion Soup & Dip Mix and Kroger Beefy Onion Soup & Dip Mix sold in some of its retail stores because of possible contamination with Salmonella.

Kroger said in a statement it has been made aware by a supplier that an ingredient in the product may have been contaminated with the bacterial. The company did not reveal which ingredient is suspect.

Stores affected by the recall include Kroger, Dillons, Fry's, King Soopers, City Market, Smith's, Food 4 Less, Jay C, Scott's, Owen's, Baker's, Gerbes, Hilander and Pay Less.

Products in Ralphs, Fred Meyer, QFC and Foods Co. are not included in the recall. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the Kroger products, the company said.

The recalled products are Kroger Onion Soup & Dip Mix sold in 2-ounce packages with sell-by dates from JAN 06 11 through FEB 17 11 under the following UPC code: 0001111073293 and Kroger Beefy Onion Soup & Dip Mix sold in 2.2-ounce packages with sell-by dates from DEC 28 10 through FEB 2311 under the following UPC code: 0001111073929.

The recalled items were sold in Kroger stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia; Dillons and Gerbes stores in Kansas and Missouri; Fry's stores in Arizona; King Soopers and City Market stores in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming; Smith's stores in Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming; Baker's stores in Nebraska; and Food 4 Less, Hilander, Jay C, Owen's, Pay Less and Scott's stores in Illinois and Indiana.

Customers who have purchased the above products should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.

Consumers who have questions about this recall may contact Kroger toll-free at (800) 632-6900.



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