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Nationwide Recall of Children's PediaCare Products
Children's cold medicines were made at a plant recently ordered closed by FDA05/30/2010ConsumerAffairs
Nationwide Recall of Children's PediaCare Products...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Blacksmith Brands Inc. is recalling all lots of four children's products in the PediaCare line because they were made at a McNeil Consumer Healthcare plant shut down for violating FDA's manufacturing standards.
The four PediaCare items involved in the recall are:
• PediaCare Multi-Symptom Cold 4oz. UPC # 3 0045-0556-05 9
• PediaCare Long Acting Cough 4oz. UPC# 3 0045-0465-04 7
• PediaCare Decongestant 4oz. UPC# 3 0045-0554-04 8
• PediaCare Allergy and Cold 4oz. UPC# 3 0045-0552-04 4
Items not involved in this recall are PediaCare Allergy 4oz., PediaCare Gentle Vapors Plug in Units, and PediaCare Gentle Vapors refills, all of which are produced in other facilities.
Blacksmith Brands said it had not received any reports of problems with the products, although tiny particles have been found in non_pediaCare products manufactured at the McNeil facility. The McNeil plant in Fort Washington, PA, was temporarily shut down after an FDA inspection found "serious problems in meeting the FDA's current good manufacturing practice requirements."
The company advises consumers who have purchased these recalled products to stop using them. Blacksmith Brands is asking retail and wholesale customers to withdraw the four products from their shelves and warehouses and return the product to Blacksmith Brands.
Blacksmith said it has arranged to make the PediaCare products at new manufacturing plants and expects to resume shipments of the recalled items in July from those new facilities.
Consumers with questions may contact Blacksmith Brands on Friday, May 28th 5pm 9pm EST; Saturday-Monday 9am-5pm EST; and normal business hours thereafter at (888) 474-3099. More information is available at blacksmithbrands.com.
Any adverse events that may be related to the use of these products should be reported to the FDA's Med Watch Program by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178 or by mail at Med Watch, HF-2, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787. or on the Med watch website at fda.gov/safety/medwatch/default.htm.
"We're taking this voluntary step because protecting consumers and maintaining their trust are essential to our company's core values," said Blacksmith Brands Chairman and CEO Peter Mann. "Our brands have a heritage that has made them the favorites of millions of families and we are the guardians of that heritage."
Buckyballs Magnet Sets Recalled05/28/2010ConsumerAffairs
Buckyballs Magnet Sets Recalled...
About 175,000 Buckballs high-powered magnet sets are being recalled. The high-powered magnet sets were labeled "Ages 13+" and do not meet federal toy standards which require that powerful magnets are not sold for children under 14.
Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.
The firm has received two reports of children swallowing one or more magnets. No injuries were reported.
This recall involves the Buckyballs high powered magnets sets labeled "Ages 13+". The set contains 216 powerful rare earth magnets. It is intended to build unlimited shapes and patterns. Since March 2010, Buckyballs high powered magnets sets were labeled "Keep Away From All Children" and are not being recalled.
The recalled magnets were sold at a variety of stores, including stores selling children's toys, stationery and office supplies and various online sites from March 2009 through March 2010. They were made in China.
Consumers should take the Buckyballs away from children under 14 immediately and contact Maxfield and Oberton, the importers, for instructions on receiving a refund upon return of a complete set of magnets.
For additional information, contact Maxfield and Oberton at (888) 847-8716 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.maxfieldandobertonsafety.com
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).-->-->
Rim Rocka, Pelle Pelle Hooded Jackets Recalled05/28/2010ConsumerAffairs
Rim Rocka, Pelle Pelle Hooded Jackets Recalled...
About 23,000 Rim Rocka boys' hooded jackets and Pelle Pelle girls' hooded jackets are being recalled. The jackets have a drawstring through the hood and the vests have a drawstring through the waist which can pose strangulation and entanglement hazards to young children.
This recall involves boys' Rim Rocka hooded sweatshirts that are black or navy blue with red and white trim or gray and white trim and have a large number embroidered on the front of the sweatshirt. The drawstrings are attached at the hood. They have an emblem on the left shoulder that reads "RR". There is a tag at the back of the neck that reads "Rim Rocka" OFFICIAL SPORTS APPAREL".
This recall also involves girls' Pelle Pelle hooded jackets that have a zipper front that zippers to the top of the hood. They come in either pink or white with pictures of bottle caps printed on the hood and sleeves. It reads "Soda Club pelle pelle" on the top right of the sweatshirt. The tag at the back of the neck of the sweatshirt reads "pelle pelle". The drawstrings are attached at the waist. The sweatshirts were sold in sizes 2T-14.
The coats were sold at Burlington Coat Factory stores and at various small retailers nationwide from February 2008 through September 2009 for about $14. They were made in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
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 Lollytogs at (800) 637-9035 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.ltapparel.com.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).-->-->
Hoover Recalls Bagless Upright Vacuums05/28/2010ConsumerAffairs
Hoover Recalls Bagless Upright Vacuums...
Hoover is recalling about 108,000 WindTunnel T-Series bagless upright vacuum cleaners with cord rewind feature. The power cord is not properly routed or securely seated in the cord rewind assembly allowing the power cord to be pulled loose. This poses fire and shock hazards.
Hoover has received three reports of minor burns to carpet and furniture and one report of a minor burn to a consumer's hand.
This recall involves Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Bagless Upright vacuum cleaners with the cord rewind feature. This feature enables the cord to wind inside the vacuum for storage. The following model numbers and manufacturing codes are included in the recall.
|Model Numbers||Manufacturing code|
Vacuums with the manufacturing code K09A followed by a green dot are not included in this recall. Vacuum cleaners with the cord rewind feature sold after November 2009 and with any other manufacturing code are not included in this recall. The model number and manufacturing code can be found on a label on the lower rear part of the vacuum cleaner.
The vacuums were sold by mass merchandisers, department stores and independent vacuum retailers nationwide and online from August 2009 through May 2010 for between $100 and $160. They were made in Mexico.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vacuum cleaners and contact Hoover for a free repair.
For additional information, contact Hoover toll-free at (888) 891-2054 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.hoover.com/tseriesrewindrecall
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).-->-->
Cost Plus Recalls Tea Glasses05/28/2010ConsumerAffairs
Cost Plus Recalls Tea Glasses...
Cost Plus Inc. is recalling about 14,000 Moroccan tea glasses because they contain excessive levels of lead in the exterior coloring. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
The recalled Moroccan tea glasses were sold in 7-ounce and 11.25-ounce sizes. The glasses have an etched graphic design on the outside of the glass and were sold in assorted colors such as blue, green, and red.
The glasses were sold at Cost Plus/World Market stores nationwide from June 2009 through November 2009 for about $5 for the 7-ounce tea glass and about $6 for the 11.25-ounce tea glass. They were made in Morocco.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tea glasses for food or beverage and return the glasses to any Cost Plus/World Market store for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Cost Plus 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.
S. Rothschild Recalls Girls' Coats with Strings05/27/2010ConsumerAffairs
S. Rothschild Recalls Girls' Coats with Strings...
S. Rothschild & Co. is recalling about 13,500 girls' coats with strings. Strings on the detachable cape can pose a strangulation hazard to young children.
This recall involves S. Rothschild girls' wool coats with a detachable cape. The coats were sold in pink, red, blue and vanilla with a faux fur cape and in charcoal and vanilla with a faux fur trimmed cape. Two faux pompoms are attached to the end of strings that hang from the cape. The sewn-in neck tag reads, "ROTHSCHILD SINCE 1881."
|36321, 37321, W37321, 38321M||Infant to 4T||56321. 56321F, 56321Y, 57321,|
57321F, W57321, 58321M
|4 to 6X||76321, 77321, 78321M||7 to 16|
The coats were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Famous Barr, Filene's Basement, Parisian and other retail stores nationwide from September 2006 through September 2009 for between $70 and $100. They were made in Guatemala.
Consumers should immediately remove the strings from the cape or remove the detachable cape to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also return the cape to S. Rothschild for a free repair.
For additional information, contact S. Rothschild at (800) 223-2664 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.srothschild.com.
Hind, Lil' Phat Boys' Hooded Jackets Recalled05/27/2010ConsumerAffairs
Hind, Lil' Phat Boys' Hooded Jackets Recalled...
Hind Leather and Lil' Phat boys' hooded jackets sold at Burlington Coat Factory are being recalled. The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children.
This recall involves boys' hooded jackets with drawstrings that are blue suede on the outside and have fur lining on the inside. "Hind Leather" is printed on the tag on the back of the neck. They were sold in sizes 6 through 12. This recall also involves a black quilted leather hooded jacket with drawstrings that has fur surrounding the hood. "Lil' Phat" is printed on the tag on the back of the neck. They were sold in sizes small, medium and large.
The jackets were sold at Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide January 2006 through September 2009 for between $30 and $90. They were made in China.
Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the garment to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Hind Fashions or Burlington Coat Factory for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Hind Fashions toll-free at (888) 643-4463 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
All-Star Basketball Chairs Recalled05/27/2010ConsumerAffairs
All-Star Basketball Chairs Recalled...
About 300 All-Star basketball-shaped chair and ottoman sets are being recalled by Colleen Karis Designs. Surface paints on the lettering on both sides of the basketball chair could contain excessive levels of lead which is a violation of the federal lead paint standard.
The vinyl chair is round in shape to resemble a basketball, orange/brown in color and measures about 20 inches in diameter. "All-Star" is printed on both sides in black. "Colleen Karis Designs" is printed on a tag on the bottom of the chair. The ottoman is orange/brown in color and has a black stripe.
The chairs were sold at HomeGoods stores nationwide from February 2009 through April 2010 for about $50. They were made in China.
Consumers should immediately take the chair and ottoman away from children and return the chair and ottoman set to Colleen Karis Designs for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Colleen Karis Designs toll-free at (866) 278-7938 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at www.colleenkarisdesigns.com.
Tea Sets Recalled by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf05/27/2010ConsumerAffairs
Tea Sets Recalled by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf...
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is recalling about 1,600 tea sets. Sparking from the metallic decorations on the tea sets can result if used in a microwave oven, posing a risk of fire.
The company has received one report from a consumer of a tea cup sparking when used in a microwave oven. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves the Tea for One "Flourish" design tea pot set, which includes a stackable teapot and cup. The teapot and cup are white ceramic with matching metallic foil decorations on each. The tea cup is marked "Dishwasher and microwave safe" and "Made in China" on the bottom, in English and French.
The tea pots, made in China, were sold at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores in California, Arizona and Nevada for about $12, and online at www.coffeebean.com for about $10 from March 2010 through August 2010.
Consumers should return the tea sets to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores for a full refund. Consumers who purchased the product on-line can contact The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf company for instructions on returning the tea sets by mail.
For additional information, contact The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at (800) 832-5323/(800) TEA LEAF between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.coffeebean.com.
Suzuki Recalls 2010 Equator Pickups05/26/2010ConsumerAffairs
Suzuki Recalls 2010 Equator Pickups...
Suzuki is recalling some 2010 Equator pickup trucks. The company said an improper weld assembly could change the wheel alignment, causing the vehicle's handling to deteriorate.
The affected Equators were manufactured from November 20, 2009, through March 3, 2010.
Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the lower control links when the recall begins this month.
Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-800-934-0934.
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.
Lexus Models Recalled to Fix Steering Problem05/26/2010ConsumerAffairs
Lexus Models Recalled to Fix Steering Problem...
Toyota is recalling about 3,800 Lexus models to fix a problem with the steering system. The company said the steering wheel could become off-center by as much as 90 degrees after a sharp turn, possibly causing a crash.
Models and model years affected by the recall are:
LEXUS / LS460 2009-2010
LEXUS / LS460L 2009-2010
LEXUS / LS600H 2010
LEXUS / LS600HL 2010
Dealers will replace the steering control unit free of charge. 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.
Cummins Recalls Portable Generators05/26/2010ConsumerAffairs
Cummins Recalls Portable Generators...
May 26, 2010
Cummins Power Generation is recalling about 550 portable generators. Fuel can leak through the carburetor during normal usage, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
The firm has received 25 reports of fuel leakage. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
This recall involves Cummins Onan Portable Generators. "Cummins Onan" and the model number are printed on the front of the generator. The serial number is printed on the generator's name plate. Only generators manufactured on or after June 2009 and before December 2009 are included in this recall.
|Model Numbers||Serial Numbers starting with...|
|F09 through L09|
Sold by: Authorized dealers nationwide from June 2009 through February 2010 for between $700 and $1,100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact Cummins for a full refund plus a $100 check. All known users have been contacted by the firm.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cummins at (800) 344-0039 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.cumminsonan.com/portable/
Pelican Recalls Snow Sled Hitches05/26/2010ConsumerAffairs
Pelican Recalls Snow Sled Hitches...
Pelican International is recalling about 250 Utility snow sled hitches. The screw in the hitch can become loose and fall off due to vibrations when items are being towed, allowing the sled and hitch to detach from the towing vehicle. This poses an injury hazard to the user and bystanders.
The firm has received 10 reports of the screw coming loose. No injuries have been reported.
The tow hitch pivot is black metal and measures about 9.25 inches in length and 3.25 inches in diameter. The hitch is used in connection with the Pelican Snow Trek Utility sled. The hitch allows a Snow Trek sled to be connected to a snowmobile or other similar transportation device. Recalled models include:
|Product code||Product name||UPC|
|LDT60PC00||Snow Trek 60 with runners and hitch||776324512597|
|LDT75PC01||Snow Trek 75 with runners and hitch||776324514041|
|LDT75PD01||Snow Trek 75 with runners, hitch and cover||776324515222|
|PS2003-1||Kit Sled Tow Hitch||776324511101|
|PS2003-00||Kit Sled Tow Hitch||776324506480|
|PS2003-1-00||Kit Sled Two Hitch||776324512689|
The hitches were sold by Paricon Inc., V.G. Grace and other regional distributors and sports retailers nationwide from January 2007 through December 2009 for about $50 if sold alone, and between $130 and $250 if sold with the sled.
Consumers should immediately stop using the sled tow hitch and contact the firm to receive a free replacement kit and installation instructions.
For additional information, contact Pelican International toll-free at (888) 669-6960 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Website at www.pelicansport.com
2010 Ford Ranger Pickups Recalled05/26/2010ConsumerAffairs
2010 Ford Ranger Pickups Recalled...
Ford is recalling about 2,900 2010 Ranger pickups equipped with manual transmissions because of a problem with the parking brake.
The company said the brake cable could become disconnected from the right rear actuator during cold weather, causing excessive pedal travel when the brake is applied. If the brake is not fully applied, the vehicle could roll away.
The recalled vehicles were manufactured from June 8, 2009 through February 2, 2010.
Dealers will install a revised brake actuator when the recall begins this month.
Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332 about Recall No. 10512..
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.
HP Expands Recall of Notebook Computer Batteries05/21/2010ConsumerAffairs
HP Expands Recall of Notebook Computer Batteries...
Hewlett-Packard Co. is expanding an earlier recall of lithium-ion batteries used in HP and Compaq computers. The batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Since the May 2009 recall, HP has received 38 additional reports of batteries that overheated and ruptured resulting in 11 instances of minor personal injury and 31 instances of minor property damage.
The recalled lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are used with various model series of HP and Compaq notebook computers. The chart below includes all notebook model numbers associated with batteries recalled to date. The computer model number is located at the top of the service label on the bottom of the notebook computer. Not all batteries matching the bar codes are being recalled.
|Notebook Model Number||Battery Bar Codes (^ in the code|
can be any letter or number)
|HP Pavilion||dv2000, dv2500, dv2700|
dv6000, dv6500, dv6700
dx6000, dx6500, dx6700
|dv9000, dv9500, dv9700||65033^^B7U^^^^, 65033^^B7V,|
V3000, V3500, V3700
V6000, V6500, V6700
|HP||G6000, G7000||62940^^AXV^^^^, 65035^^B7U^^^^,|
|HP Compaq||6510b, 6515b|
Computers containing the batteries were at computer and electronics stores nationwide, hp.com and hpshopping.com from August 2007 through July 2008 in computers costing between $500 and $3,000. The battery packs were also sold separately for between $100 and $160. They were made in China.
Consumers should immediately remove the batteries referenced above from their notebook computer and contact HP to determine if their battery is included in this recall (even if the battery was previously checked). Consumers with recalled batteries will receive a free replacement battery. After removing the recalled battery from their notebook computer, consumers may use the AC adapter to power the computer until a replacement battery arrives. HP recommends that only batteries obtained from HP or an HP authorized reseller be used with HP notebook PCs.
For additional information, visit the HP Battery Replacement Program website at http://www.hp.com/support/BatteryReplacement or call (888) 202-4320 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
Photos of recalled batteries:
Chocolate Soup Recalls Children's Hooded Sweatshirt Sets05/21/2010ConsumerAffairs
Chocolate Soup Recalls Children's Hooded Sweatshirt Sets...
Chocolate Soup is recalling "Happy Kids" hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings. The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood that can pose a strangulation hazard to children.
This recall involves "Happy Kids" brand hooded sweatshirts sold as part of a set. The sweatshirt and pants sets were sold in pink, red, yellow and green, and in sizes 2T through 6X. "Happy Kids" is printed on the neck tag inside the sweatshirts.
The sweats were sold at Chocolate Soup stores in Georgia, Texas, Tennessee, Missouri and North Carolina from June 2009 to February 2010 for about $45. They were made in the United States.
Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also return the product to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Contact: For more information, contact Chocolate Soup collect at (314) 576-1221 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Target Recalls Storage Trunks Due to Strangulation Hazard05/20/2010ConsumerAffairs
Target Recalls Storage Trunks Due to Strangulation Hazard...
Target is recalling about 350,000 woven storage trunks. The lid of the trunk can drop suddenly when released, posing a strangulation hazard to small children opening or reaching into the trunks.
CPSC has received two reports of injuries that occurred when the storage trunks' lids suddenly closed on children, including one report of an 18-month-old girl who reportedly suffered brain damage when the trunk's lid came down on the back of her neck and pinned her throat against the rim of the trunk.
The recall involves 14 different models of the storage trunks made of woven rattan, abaca or banana leaf with standard hinges. They measure more than 1.1 feet in length, width and depth and are brown or natural color.
The trunks, made in China and Philippines, were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and on the Web at www.target.com from February 2009 through April 2010 for between $50 and $130.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled storage trunks and return them to any Target store for a full refund or replacement product.
For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.target.com.
Wal-Mart Recalls 900,000 GE Coffee Makers05/20/2010ConsumerAffairs
Wal-Mart Recalls 900,000 GE Coffee Makers...
Wal-Mart is recalling about 900,000 General Electric 12-cup digital coffee makers because they can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Walmart has received 83 reports of overheating, smoking, melting, burning and fire, including three reports of minor burn injuries to consumers' hands, feet and torso. Reports of property damage include a significant kitchen fire and damage to countertops, cabinets and a wall.
This recall involves General Electric-brand 12-cup coffee makers sold in white or black. The digital coffee maker has programmable functions and plastic housing. The GE logo is printed on the base of the coffee maker and the model number is printed on the bottom of the base. Model numbers included in the recall are:
The coffee makers, made in China, were sold at Walmart stores nationwide from March 2008 through January 2010 for about $30.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coffee makers and return the product to any Walmart for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Walmart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.walmart.com
Target Recalls Children's Giraffe Blankets05/18/2010ConsumerAffairs
Target Recalls Children's Giraffe Blankets...
About 44,000 children's giraffe security blankets sold at Target are being recalled. The balls on top of the giraffe's horns can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
The recall involves the pink "I Love You" security blanket with a giraffe plush head. The blanket measures about 14 inches wide by 14 inches in length. "I Love You" is embroidered on the blanket. Style number Y22230H and "Just One Year a division of Carter's" are sewn into a label on the blanket.
The blankets were sold exclusively at Target stores from January 2009 through August 2009 for about $9. They were made in China.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled blankets away from children and contact the importer, Rashti & Rashti, for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Rashti & Rashti toll-free at (888) 594-3730 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.rashtiandrashti.com.
Mall of America Recalls Sandy the Squirrel05/18/2010ConsumerAffairs
Mall of America Recalls Sandy the Squirrel...
Mall of America is recalling Sandy the Squirrel plush toys. Young children can remove and ingest the squirrel's nose, which poses a choking hazard.
This recall involves the Sandy the Squirrel plush toy, which measures approximately 1 foot high by 4.5 inches wide. It is a brown and tan plush toy with a purple skirt and bikini top. "Po #: 86849" and the production date of 01/2010 are printed on the toy's smaller white tag.
Consumers should take the toy away from children and return it to the Nickelodeon Store, Spongebob 4U, or NU Stuff stores in Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America to receive a full refund. Consumers can also contact Mall of America for a full refund or exchange for a different toy of equal value.
The toys, made in China, were sold at Nickelodeon, 4U and NU stores in the Mall of America in March 2010 for about $10
For additional information, contact Nickelodeon Universe toll-free at (877) 336-9716 or visit the firm's Web site at www.nickelodeonuniverse.com.
Junk Food Clothing Co. Recalls Children's Sweatshirts05/17/2010ConsumerAffairs
Junk Food Clothing Co. Recalls Children's Sweatshirts...
Junk Food Clothing Co. is recalling about 24,000 children's hooded sweatshirts. The sweatshirts have a drawstring at the neck which can pose a strangulation hazard to children.
This recall involves all children's pullover and zippered hooded sweat shirts with drawstrings sold under the "Junk Food" brand name. These sweatshirts were sold in a variety of print designs and in children's sizes small, medium, large and extra-large. The "Junk Food" logo is sewn into the neck of the garment.
The sweats were sold at department stores and retail outlets nationwide between June 2006 and August 2009 for about $35. They were made in China.
Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also return the product to the store where purchase for a refund.
For additional information, contact Junk Food Clothing Co. toll-free at (877) 458-5865 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at www.junkfoodclothing.com.
2008-2010 Volvo XC70 Recalled05/17/2010ConsumerAffairs
2008-2010 Volvo XC70 Recalled...
Volvo is recalling certain XC70 models from the 2008 through 2010 model years. The affected models contain incorrecgt tire inflation information.
Dealers will inspect the vehicles and, if necessary, install a new tire and loading information label and tire pressure management software. The owners manual will also be updated.
The recall -- No. R226 -- is expected to begin during May 2010. Owners may contact Volvo at 1-800-458-1552.
2010 Subaru Legacy, Outback Recalled05/17/2010ConsumerAffairs
2010 Subaru Legacy, Outback Recalled...
Subaru is recalling nearly 30,000 Legacy and Outback vehicles from the 2010 model year. The CVT cooler hose can split, resulting in a fluid leak, which could cause the car to come to an unexpected stop.
Subaru will notify owners and dealers will replace any defective hoses free of charge.
Owners may contact Subaru at 1-856-488-8500 about campaign number WVQ-27.
The Children's Place Recalls Denim Shorts05/17/2010ConsumerAffairs
The Children's Place Recalls Denim Shorts...
The Children's Place is recalling about 29,000 pairs of denim shorts. The metal snaps could detach from the shorts, posing a choking hazard.
This recall involves denim shorts sold at The Children's Place with item numbers 567844 or 567967 only. The item number can be found on a sewn-in label located on the side of the shorts. The shorts were sold in sizes 0/3 months to 12 months. Shorts with other item numbers are not included in this recall.
The shorts were sold exclusively at The Children's Place Services online store from March 23, 2010 through April 8, 2010 for about $12. They were made in China.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled shorts away from children. E-commerce customers will be mailed a postage-pre-paid envelope with instructions on how to return the shorts for a full refund.For additional information, contact The Childrens Place Services between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday toll-free at (877) 752-2387 or visit the firms website at www.childrensplace.com.
2010 Dodge Calibers Recalled05/17/2010ConsumerAffairs
2010 Dodge Calibers Recalled...
Chrysler Group LLC is recalling about 132 Dodge Calibers. Some vehicles may have been built with an incorrect door lock rod, which could cause the door to unlatch when the window is rolled down.
Dealers will inspect and replace the lock rod free of charge when the recall begins during June 2010.
Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
Family Dollar Recalls Toy Dart Guns After Two Deaths05/17/2010ConsumerAffairs
Family Dollar Recalls Toy Dart Guns After Two Deaths...
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Family Dollar Stores Inc., of Charlotte, N.C., is announcing the voluntary recall of 1.8 million toy dart gun sets, due to an aspiration hazard. CPSC and Family Dollar have received reports of two asphyxiation deaths involving a 9-year-old boy in Chicago, Ill. and a 10-year-old boy in Milwaukee, Wis.
If a child places the soft, pliable plastic toy dart in his mouth, the toy can be inhaled into the throat and prevent the child from breathing.
The toy dart guns, imported by Henry Gordy International Inc., of Plainfield, N.J., were sold exclusively at Family Dollar stores. Family Dollar is working cooperatively with CPSC to announce this recall because Henry Gordy International has refused to recall the toy dart gun sets.
The "Auto Fire" toy target set is sold with either an orange and yellow toy gun (item #P238) or a blue and yellow toy gun (item #9328), eight orange darts and a small target with numbers from 1 to 20. The gun's item number is located on one side of the handle in raised lettering. The soft plastic darts measure just over one inch in length and have a small suction cup at one end with a diameter of about inch. The target board is black, yellow, red and green, and measures five inches in diameter. "Gordy Toy" for "Ages 8+" is printed on the packaging.
The toy sets were sold exclusively at Family Dollar stores nationwide from September 2005 through January 2009 for about $1.50. They were made in China.
Consumers should immediately take the toy target sets from children and discard them. Consumers can also return the guns and darts to a Family Dollar store for a full refund. For additional information, contact Family Dollar at (800) 547-0359 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.familydollar.com.
Tommy Hilfiger Recalls Children's Sweatshirts05/17/2010ConsumerAffairs
Tommy Hilfiger Recalls Children's Sweatshirts...
Tommy Hilfiger is recalling about 1,700 children's sweatshirts because they fail to meet federal flammability standards. This recall involves Tommy Hilfiger brand children's sweatshirts sold in sizes 4 to 16. The sweatshirts have the letters "N.Y.C." and "Hilfiger College" printed on the front. Sweatshirts included in this recall were sold in three styles:
|BJ52217867||Orange and brown, hooded|
sweatshirt with zipper
|E552217832||Orange, brown or black,|
hooded pullover sweatshirt
|E552217830||Black zippered sweatshirt|
The sweats were sold at Tommy Hilfiger retail stores nationwide, Macy's Herald Square (N.Y.) and at Tommy.com from August 2009 through January 2010 for between $50 and $70. They were made in Indonesia.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sweatshirts and contact Tommy Hilfiger to receive a full refund.
For additional information, contact Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A. at (800) 866-6922 between 7 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET daily, or visit Tommy Hilfiger's website at www.tommy.com.
Rome Snowboards Recalls Bindings05/12/2010ConsumerAffairs
Rome Snowboards Recalls Bindings...
Rome Snowboards is recalling about 3,200 snowboard bindings in the U.S. and Canada. The snowboard bindings base plate can break at cold temperatures, posing a fall hazard to snowboarders.
The firm has received 14 reports of base plates breaking. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves the Rome Snowboards Co. 2010 United snowboard bindings. The bindings come in black and red color themes and in sizes small, medium and large. Rome is printed on the highback. The bindings also have graphics on the back of the highback and on the rear portion of the baseplate.
The snowboard bindings were sold at snow sports retailers from September 2009 through December 2009 for about $160. They were made in China.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowboard bindings and contact Rome Snowboards for free replacement bindings.
For more information, contact Rome Snowboards at (866) 289-9990 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firms Web site at www.romesnowboards.com.
Imagine Nation Books Recalls Remote-Controlled Helicopters05/12/2010ConsumerAffairs
Imagine Nation Books Recalls Remote-Controlled Helicopters...
Imagine Nation Books is recalling about 46,000 remote-controlled helicopters. The rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat, igniting the helicopter and posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
The firm has received 49 reports of the helicopters overheating, including six reports of flames coming from the helicopters, and one report of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves the Fly Dragonfly (also called Queen Bee) remote-controlled helicopters. The helicopters are black and yellow plastic, measure about 19 inches long by 6 inches high. The helicopters have a rounded front yellow cockpit with bee decals and a narrow black plastic tail assembly. They were sold with a remote-control unit and a separate charger. Fly Dragonfly and SKU #51727 are printed on the packaging.
The helicopters were sold at book/gift fairs held in schools, hospitals and office buildings nationwide from August 2009 through January 2010 for about $38. They were made in China.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helicopters and contact Imagine Nation Books Ltd/Books Are Fun to receive a full refund.
For additional information, contact Imagine Nation Books Ltd./Books are Fun at (800) 917-0213 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, visit the firms website at www.booksarefun.com/helicopter.php.
Step2 Recalls Riding Toys05/12/2010ConsumerAffairs
Step2 Recalls Riding Toys...
Step2 is recalling about 2.5 million "Push Around" and "Whisper Ride" push toys. A pin attaching to the yellow knob on the handle of the buggy can loosen, causing the handle to detach from the buggy. This poses a serious risk of injury to young children.
The firm has received 28 reports of the handle detaching; two incidents required professional medical treatment and 26 resulted in minor scrapes and scratches.
The Step2 Push Around Buggy and Whisper Ride Buggy are ride-on toys. The buggy comes in various colors; such as, orange, red, blue, pink and green. The buggies have a red Step2 logo on the handle of the buggy.
Buggies that have a handle attached by a bolt with a plastic white or black head and nut are not included in this recall. The recall includes only buggies with pins that have yellow knobs.
The buggies, made in the United States, were sold at major retailers and specialty stores from August 1999 through March 2010 for between $29 and $59.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled buggy and contact Step2 for a free repair kit.
For additional information, contact Step2 toll-free at (866) 860-1887 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firms Web site at www.step2.com.
Claire's Recalls Children's Metal Charm Bracelets05/10/2010ConsumerAffairs
Claire's Recalls Children's Metal Charm Bracelets...
Claire's is recalling about 19,000 "Best Friends" charm bracelet sets. The heart lock charms attached to the bracelets contain high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects.
The "Best Friends" three bracelet sets are silver-colored chains with metal pendants containing one of the words "Best," "Friends" or "Forever" and heart lock and key charms with different colored stones.
The bracelets, made in China, were sold exclusively at Claire's stores nationwide from February 2009 through January 2010 for about $12.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled bracelets away from children and return the heart lock charms or the entire bracelets to any Claire's for a full refund or replacement product.
For additional information, contact Claire's toll-free at (866) 859-9281 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.claires.com.
Conair Recalls BabylissPro Hair Dryers05/10/2010ConsumerAffairs
Conair Recalls BabylissPro Hair Dryers...
Conair is recalling about 291,000 BabylissPro compact hair dryers. The spinning fan within the hair dryer can break apart, striking the hair dryers plastic shell. This causes the plastic to shatter, creating a laceration hazard.
Conair has received 16 reports of the fan breaking causing the plastic shell to shatter. The company has also received reports of the hair dryers sparking and smoking. One person sought medical attention for a laceration to the hand, seven people reported minor cuts.
This recall involves the BabylissPro 052 Series Professional Compact Hair Dryer. The hair dryer is sold under the brand names Babyliss Pro Mighty Mini, Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium(TM), Babyliss Pro Porcelain Ceramic, BabylissPro TT Tourmaline and BabylissPro TT Tourmaline Titanium. The model name is on the hair dryers plastic shell. Also, 1000W and the model number are on the dryer handle. The following models are included in this recall:
|Babyliss® Pro Mighty Mini||blue, pink, white||BABMMB052T|
|Babyliss® Pro Nano Titanium (TM)||blue||BABNT052|
|Babyliss® Pro Porcelain Ceramic||pink, blue, black||BABP052BK|
|BabylissPro TT® Tourmaline||grey, red||BABTM052|
|BabylissPro TT® Tourmaline Titanium||red||BABTT052|
The dryers were sold at professional salons and various other online retailers from January 2006 to April 2010 for between $20 and $30. They were made in China.
Consumers should immediately stop using the hair dryer and contact Conair to receive a free replacement hair dryer.
For additional information, contact Conair at 800-687-6916 between 8:30 a.m and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the companys website at www.babylissus.com/recall052
Lettuce Recalled Over Suspected E. coli Contamination
Recall includes 23 states05/07/2010ConsumerAffairs
Lettuce Recalled Over Suspected E. coli Contamination...
Freshway Foods of Sidney, Ohio is recalling some of its romaine lettuce products because of the possible connection to an outbreak of foodborne disease.
The outbreak, which is still under investigation, involves cases in Michigan, Ohio, and New York of illnesses due to infection with E. coli O145, a harmful bacteria, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
On May 5, 2010, the New York state Public Health Laboratory, Wadsworth Center, in Albany reported finding E. coli O145 in an unopened bag of Freshway Foods shredded romaine lettuce. The resulting recall affects 23 states: Alabama, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The recalled shredded romaine lettuce has a "best if used by" date of May 12 or earlier. The Freshway Foods recall announcement advises restaurants, distributors, and retailers to throw out or refrain from using shredded romaine lettuce from Freshway Foods with these "use by" dates.
Additionally, Freshway Foods is advising consumers not to eat "grab and go" salads sold in-store salad bars and delis at Kroger, Giant Eagle, Ingles Markets, and Marsh stores.
Shredded romaine lettuce from Freshway Foods with "use by" dates after May 12 are not involved in this voluntary recall, the FDA said. Romaine lettuce and other types of lettuce and leafy greens from other producers are also not affected by this recall.
Multiple lines of evidence have implicated shredded romaine lettuce from one processing facility as a source of infections in a multi-state outbreak to which this recall may be related.
To date, 19 confirmed cases of E. coli O145 illnesses have been reported from Michigan, Ohio, and New York. These illnesses include 12 individuals who have been hospitalized, and three with a potentially life threatening complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). HUS is a serious condition in which the body's blood-clotting mechanisms are altered, causing blocked circulation or bleeding in the brain or kidneys.
The evidence includes preliminary results of product traceback investigations that indicate the shredded romaine lettuce consumed by ill persons in three states originated from one processing facility and recovery of E. coli O145 from an unopened package of shredded romaine lettuce from the same processing facility that was obtained from a food service entity associated with the outbreak.
The FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state public health officials in Michigan, New York, and Ohio continue to investigate that outbreak and will provide updates as more information is available, the FDA said. It said more information on the recall can be found online.
Symptoms of infection with harmful E. coli may range from none to mild diarrhea to severe complications. The acute symptoms include severe abdominal cramps and diarrhea, which may be bloody. Patients may progress to serious complications, such as kidney damage. FDA and CDC encourage anyone with the symptoms listed to contact his or her health care provider immediately.
Nirve Sports Recalls Chopper-Style Bicycles05/06/2010ConsumerAffairs
Nirve Sports Recalls Chopper-Style Bicycles...
Nirve Sports is recalling about 725 chopper-style bicycles. The bicycle stem on the handlebars can crack and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of serious fall and injury.
Nirve Sports has received reports of cracked handlebar stems, which all occurred during assembly of the bicycle. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves three models: Red Star, Skulls and Cannibal chopper-style bicycles with the model names printed on the chain guard. Red Star has a black finish; Skulls bear a skull graphic and come in grey and black; and Cannibal bears a dragon graphic and comes in a black finish. Serial numbers are located on the bottom of the bicycle between the pedals. The recall involves the following models, SKUs and Serial Numbers:
|Name of Model||SKU#||Serial Number Ranges|
The bicycles, made in China, were sold by Nirve Sports showroom, online and authorized dealers nationwide from December 2008 through April 2009 for about $300 to $600.
Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycles and return them to the place of purchase for free repair.
For additional information, contact Nirve Sports toll-free at (888) 296-4783 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firms website at www.nirve.com
Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles05/06/2010ConsumerAffairs
Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles...
Specialized Bicycle Components is recalling about 1,350 bicycles. The shock absorber mount can break and the shock absorber can make contact with the wheel spokes, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
This recall involves alloy seat stays on the following 2010 Specialized 26 Era and 26 Epic bicycles: 2010 Epic Marathon Carbon, 2010 Epic Marathon Frame, 2010 Epic Expert Carbon, 2010 Epic Expert, 2010 Epic Comp Carbon, 2010 Epic Comp, 2010 Era FSR Expert Carb, 2010 Era FSR Expert and 2010 Era FSR Comp.
The bicycles were sold by authorized dealers nationwide from September 2009 through October 2009 for between $2,000 through $5,500. They were made in Taiwan.
Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact a Specialized dealer for a free repair.
For additional information, contact Specialized toll-free at (877) 808-8154 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit the firms web site at www.specialized.com
Recalled Alloy Seat Stay
Recalled Alloy Seat Stay - Cracked Mount
2010 Epic Marathon Carbon
2010 Epic Expert Carbon
2010 Epic Marathon Frame
2010 Epic Expert
2010 Epic Comp Carbon
2010 Epic Comp
2010 Era FSR Expert Caron
2010 Era FSR Expert
2010 Era FSR Comp
Roberta Roller Rabbit Recalls Childrens Kimono Robes, Lounge and Slumber Short Sets05/05/2010ConsumerAffairs
Roberta Roller Rabbit Recalls Childrens Kimono Robes, Lounge and Slumber Short Sets...
Roberta Roller Rabbit is recalling about 9,200 Roberta Roller Rabbit Childrens Kimono Robe, Lounge Sets and Slumber Short Sets. The sleepwear fails to meet the federal childrens sleepwear flammability standard, posing a burn hazard to children.
This recall involves long sleeved childrens kimono robes, lounge sets and slumber short sets. The garments were sold in sizes 0 (12months), 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. A yellow label at the inside neck reads Roberta Roller Rabbit.
The sets were sold at Roberta Roller Rabbit retail stores in New York, N.Y.; East Hampton, N.Y. and Santa Monica, Calif. from January 2005 through February 2010 for $50.00. They were made in India.
Consumers should stop using the recalled robes and lounge sets immediately and return them to a Roberta Roller Rabbit retail store for a store credit.
For additional information, contact Roberta Roller Rabbit toll-free at (877) 449-0604 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms website at www.RobertaRollerRabbit.com (pdf).
Nestle USA Recalls Carnation Famous Fudge Kits
Incomplete allergen labeling could put some consumers at risk05/05/2010ConsumerAffairsBy James Limbach
Consumers who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume products containing peanuts....
The baking division of Nestle USA has issued a voluntary recall of select Nestle CARNATION Famous Fudge Kits because the outer containers of some of the kits were distributed without a complete allergen precautionary statement.
Consumers who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume products containing peanuts.
The Famous Fudge Kits are seasonal items distributed nationwide in supermarkets and club stores. The products involved include Nestle CARNATION Famous Fudge Kits distributed during the 2009 holiday season with day codes beginning with 9225 through 9259, and a "Best By" date of June/July 2010.
The UPC codes for the affected products are 50000-62251 for the retail version, and 50000-62248 for the club store version. No other Nestle products are impacted by this recall.
The components contained in the kit were completely labeled, including a precautionary statement on one component stating, "made in a facility that also processes peanuts". However, the outer containers of some of the kits were distributed without a complete precautionary statement.
"As the health and safety of our consumers is paramount, we are initiating this voluntary recall," the company said. "We have advised the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will cooperate with them fully in this voluntary recall. Providing safe, high quality products to our consumers is our number one priority."
Consumers who are allergic to peanuts and who have purchased the recalled products are advised by not to consume them. Instead, consumers should contact Nestle Consumer Services directly at 1-800-727-6300 for instructions. Fudge Kits should NOT be returned to retailers.
Consumers with questions should contact Nestle Consumer Services at the above phone number.
Blair Recalls Roman Shades05/05/2010ConsumerAffairs
Blair Recalls Roman Shades...
Blair LLC has added its name to the retailers joining the voluntary recall announced in December 2009 of all Roman shades and roll-up blinds.
Strangulations can occur when a child places his 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 her neck.
This recall involves three styles of Roman shades; standard, tasseled and Duppioni. Style and item number information is listed below.
|Standard Roman Shade||507591|
|23" X 64"|
27" X 64"
31" X 64"
33" X 64"
35" X 64"
36" X 64"
39" X 64"
48" X 64"
|Ivory, Antique Ivory, Merlot, Camel, Sage, and Expresso|
|Roman Shades with Tassels||520871|
|23" X 64"|
31" X 64"
35" X 64"
48" X 64"
|Gold and Taupe|
|Duppioni Roman Shades||508361|
|30" X 64"|
36" X 64"
48" X 64"
|Green Tea, Linen, Dusty Blue, Gold and Merlot|
The blinds were sold at Blair and other retail stores in Warren and Grove City, Pa., Blair catalogs and www.blair.com between April 2007 and January 2010 for between $15 and $65.
Consumers should immediately stop using the Roman shades and contact the Window Covering Safety Council for a free repair kit. Consumers can call (800) 506-4636 anytime or visit the Council's Web site at www.windowcovering.org
For more information, contact Blair toll-free at (877) 392-7095 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, or visit the firm's website at www.blair.com.
Klean Kanteen Recalls Water Bottle Spouts05/05/2010ConsumerAffairs
Klean Kanteen Recalls Water Bottle Spouts...
Klean Kanteen is recalling about 1.3 million sport cap water bottle spouts because they can break or crack, posing a choking hazard to children and adults.
The firm has received six reports of incidents of the water bottle spouts breaking or cracking in childrens mouths as they were drinking from the bottles. No injuries have been reported.
The Sport Cap 2.0 water bottle spouts are made of black plastic and have an attachment loop. Klean Kanteen is stamped into the side of the cap.
The spouts were sold at outdoor sports stores, including LLBean, and grocery and specialty stores nationwide, and on the Web at www.llbean.com from April 2009 through April 2010 for $5 for the spout and between $15 and $28 when sold with a stainless steel water bottle. They were made in China.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Klean Kanteen to receive a free mailing envelope to return the water bottle spout and to receive a free replacement.
For additional information, contact Klean Kanteen toll-free at (877) 546-9063 anytime, or visit the firms website at www.kleankanteen.com/safetynotice.
GM Recalls 2004-2006 Chevrolet Corvettes05/04/2010ConsumerAffairs
Chevrolet is recalling about 40,000 Corvettes from the 2005-2006 model years. The recalled cars are equipped with a tilt and telescoping steering column....
Chevrolet is recalling about 40,000 Corvettes from the 2005-2006 model years. The recalled cars are equipped with a tilt and telescoping steering column.
The company said that repeated movement of the steering column could cause a signal interrruption in the active handling system, which could cause unintended application of one or more of the brakes, possibly causing a crash.
GM will notify dealers when the recall begins. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 about Recall Number N100118.
2004-2008 Acura TSX Recalled05/04/2010ConsumerAffairs
2004-2008 Acura TSX Recalled...
About 167,000 Acura TSX cars from the 2004 through 2008 model years are being recalled. High temperatures could cause the power steering hose to deteriorate prematurely, possibly allowing it to crack and leak power steering fluid, which could cause a fire.
Honda will notify owners when the recall begins in May 2010. Owners may contact Acura at 1-800-382-2238 about Recall Number R35.
2003 Toyota Sequoia Recalled05/04/2010ConsumerAffairs
2003 Toyota Sequoia Recalled...
Toyota is recalling about 50,000 Sequoias from the 2003 model year. The company said the vehicle stability control system could active at low speed during acceleration from a stopped position, causing slower-than-expected acceleration.
Toyota will notify owners when the recall begins during May 2010.
Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
Children's Medicine Recalled For Quality Issues
Children's Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl affected05/02/2010ConsumerAffairsBy Truman Lewis
McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, is recalling the over-the-counter medicine because of a manufacturing deficiency, according to the...
Parents and caregivers are being alerted to a sweeping recall of infants' and children's Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl products. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, is recalling the over-the-counter medicine because of a manufacturing deficiency, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA said the manufacturing deficiency could affect the products' purity, potency and quality and could cause some batches to contain more of the active drug ingredient than specified.
In a statement on its Web site, the company said that no adverse medical events had been reported. A complete list of the recalled products appears below.
"We want to be certain that consumers discontinue using these products and that they know what to do if they have concerns about a specific product," said Commissioner of Food and Drugs Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. "While the potential for serious health problems is remote, Americans deserve medications that are safe, effective and of the highest quality. We are investigating the products and facilities associated with this recall and will provide updates as we learn more."
Some of the products included in the recall may contain a higher concentration of active ingredient than specified. Others contain inactive ingredients that may not meet internal testing requirements and others may contain tiny particles. While the potential for serious medical events is remote, FDA advises consumers who have purchased these recalled products to discontinue use.
The FDA said there are a number of other products on the market, including generic versions of the recalled products, which are intended for use in infants and children and are not affected by the recall. FDA recommends that you check the labeling of these products. If you have any questions, you should discuss this with your pharmacist or other health care professional. FDA does not anticipate that there will be a shortage of alternative products.
One alternative that should not be considered, the FDA says, is substituting adult-strength versions of the recalled products. Consumers should not give drug products to infants and children that are not intended for those age groups. This could result in serious harm, the agency said.
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of these products may be reported to FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail, or by fax.
The agency asks health care professionals and consumers to report any adverse reactions to the FDA's MedWatch Program by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178, by mail at MedWatch, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or on the MedWatch website.