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Easton Sports Recalls Bicycles

Seat Post Poses Fall Hazard

Easton Sports Recalls Bicycles. Seat Post Poses Fall Hazard...

Easton Sports is recalling about 200 bicycles with 2010 EC90 Zero seat posts.

The carbon top clamp of the seat post can crack, posing a fall hazard to the user.

This recall involves bicycles with 2010 EC90 Zero seat posts. The EC90 Zero seat posts are black with red and gray graphics. "EC90" is printed on the post.

The bicycles, made in China, were sold by Turner Suspension Bicycles, Ibis Cycles and Security Bicycle Accessories retailers nationwide from April 2010 through August 2010 for between $150 and $200.

Consumers should immediately stop riding the bicycles and contact any authorized Easton Sports for a free replacement top seat clamp.

For more information, contact Easton Sports toll-free at             (866) 892-6059       between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.eastonbike.com

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Children's Place Recalls Girls' Ruffle Vests

Metal snaps may detach and causing a choking hazard

Children's Place Recalls Girls' Ruffle Vests. Metal snaps may detach and causing a choking hazard. ...

The Children's Place is recalling about 3,000 girls' ruffle vests. Metal snaps may detach from garment causing a choking hazard.

The girls' ruffle vests are quilted and "chalk" colored with a hood trimmed in fake fur. The vests have a label sewn to the inside side seam of the lining with number #587754 printed on it.

The vests were sold online at The Children's Place Services LLC website, www.childrensplace.com, in September 2010 for about $20. They were made in China.

Customers who purchased the recalled product online will be mailed a postage-paid envelope with instructions for returning the vest(s) for a full refund.

For questions, contact The Children's Place Services Company, LLC at877-752-2387 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their website at www.childrensplace.com


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Mitsubishi Recalls Endeavor to Fix Air Conditioning Problem

Air flow problem could affect defroster performance.

Mitsubishi Recalls Endeavor to Fix Air Conditioning Problem. Air flow problem could affect defroster performance....

Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 20,000 Endeavors from the 2006-2008 model years. The recall affects vehicles with manual air conditioning.

The company said that due to an incorrect heater controller signal, air flow may change cycle between hot and cold. This could affect defroster performance, possibly causing a crash.

Dealers will inspect the system and, if necessary, replace defective parts.

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

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Suzuki Recalls SX4 to Fix Rearview Mirror

The mirror can come loose and fall off.

Suzuki Recalls SX4 to Fix Rearview Mirror. The mirror can come loose and fall off.....

Suzuki is recalling nearly 70,000 SX4 hatchbacks from the 2007 model year and SX4 hatchback and sedans from the 2008-2010 model years.

The company said that three screws that secure the outside rear view mirrors can come loose, causing the mirror to fall off.

Dealers will replace the screws free of charge.  Owners may contact Suzuki at  1-887-697-8985.

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Nissan Recalls 2 Million Selected Nissan and Infiniti Models

An ignition relay can fail, causing the engine to stall.

Nissan Recalls 2 Million Selected Nissan and Infiniti Models. An ignition relay can fail, causing the engine to stall....

Nissan is recalling more than 2 million vehicles in the U.S., Japan, Asia and Europe to fix an ignition problem that may cause the engine to stall, including:.

  INFINITI / QX56   2004-2006
     NISSAN / ARMADA   2004-2006
     NISSAN / FRONTIER   2005-2006
     NISSAN / PATHFINDER   2005-2006
     NISSAN / TITAN   2004-2006
     NISSAN / XTERRA   2005-2006

The company said it found a problem in a relay used in vehicles manufactured from August 2003 through July 2006.

Dealers will replace the part free of charge. No date has been set for the recall to begin.

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Dollar Tree Recalls Children's Halloween Lanterns

The bulb can overheat, creating a fire and burn hazard.

Dollar Tree Recalls Children's Halloween Lanterns. The bulb can overheat, creating a fire and burn hazard.. ...

Dollar Tree is recalling pumpkin, skull and ghost lanterns because the bulb can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.


This recall involves plastic Halloween-themed lanterns designed to resemble a pumpkin, ghost and skull. The lanterns are about 6 1/2 inches tall and were sold in orange, white and black. Model number 954437-13096-003-1005 is printed on the bottom of the lanterns.

Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Occasions, Deal$ and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores sold the lanterns, which were made in China, nationwide from August 2010 to October 2010 for about $1.

Consumers should take the recalled lanterns away from children immediately, remove and properly discard the batteries and return the lanterns to the store where purchased for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Dollar Tree Stores Inc. at (800) 876-8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.dollartree.com

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John Deere Recalls Mowers With Foot-Lift Option

The steering lever can remain in the 'forward' position, posing an injury hazard to the driver.

John Deere Recalls Mowers With Foot-Lift Option. The steering lever can remain in the 'forward' position, posing an injury hazard to the driver.. ...

John Deere is recalling about 6,450 EZtrak Zero Turn Lawn Mowers with Foot Lift and Zero Turn Mowers with Premium Foot Lift Kit.

A bolt in the right-hand steering lever can catch on the tab of the foot lift stop and lock in place, causing the steering lever to remain in the forward travel position, posing an injury hazard to the driver.

Z445 mowers with 54 inch high capacity deck and Z445 or Z465 Zero-Turn Mower with Premium Foot Lift features. The recalled mowers have the model number at the front of the foot platform and on the serial number tag under the seat. The recall includes the following models and serial numbers of units:
Z445 Zero-Turn Mower with 54 High Capacity Deck
M0Z445R060001 through M0Z445R062255
M0Z445R084127 through M0Z445R084153
M0Z445R080001 through M0Z445R083720
M0Z445R084155 through M0Z445R084168
M0Z445R083722 through M0Z445R084029
M0Z445R084170 through M0Z445R084192
M0Z445R084031 through M0Z445R084125
M0Z445R084241 through M0Z445R084244

BM22809 Premium Foot Lift Kit - This kit may have been
installed on the units within the following serial number ranges: 

Z445 with 54C deck: M0Z445C060001 through M0Z445C067537
Z465 with 62C deck: M0Z465E080162 through M0Z465E080437
M0Z465T060001 through M0Z465T061470 
M0Z465T080001 through M0Z465T080161 
M0Z465T080438 through M0Z465T082486 

John Deere dealers in the U.S. with the exception of California sold the mowers. The Z445 Zero-Turn Mower with 54 High Capacity Deck sold from January 2009 to September 2010 for approximately of $5,300; and the BM22809 Premium Foot Lift Kit sold from February 2009 to September 2010 for approximately $80.

Customers should stop using the mowers immediately and contact a John Deere dealer to make arrangements to have the lift stop bracket removed from their machine. All John Deere tractor dealers were notified of this recall and registered owners of the recalled mowes will be directly contacted by the firm.

For additional information, contact Deere & Company at  (800) 537-8233 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET or visit the firm's Web site at www.johndeere.com

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BMW Recalls 2008 X5 Vehicles to Replace Fuel Pump

Fuel pump failure could cause engine to stop running

BMW Recalls 2008 X5 Vehicles to Replace Fuel Pump. Fuel pump failure could cause engine to stop running....

BMW is recalling about 20,800 model-year 2008 X5 Sports Activity Vehicles to replace low- pressure fuel pumps.

The recalled vehicles are equipped with normally-aspirated inline six-cylinder engines to replace the low-pressure fuel pump. In this case, should the fuel pump experience a failure, the engine will stop running and the driver will lose power assist for the steering and brakes although both the steering and the brakes remain operational.

No injuries have been reported, BMW said.

The recall is unrelated to the recall of about 130,000 vehicles to repair problems with the fuel pump in twin-turbo engines.

NHTSA this year started investigations into BMW's Mini Cooper cars and Z4s for unrelated defects that may cause power steering to fail, raising the risk of a crash.


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BMW Recalls 130,000 Cars to Fix Fuel Pump Problem

Drivers could experience reduced engine performance or loss of power-assisted brakes and steering

BMW Recalls 130,000 Cars to Fix Fuel Pump Problem. Drivers could experience reduced engine performance or loss of power-assisted brakes and steering....

BMW is recalling about 130,000 vehicles in the U.S. for fuel-pump defects that may reduce engine performance or cause a loss of power-assist for the brakes and steering.

Most of the recalled vehicles are equipped with twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engines. Symptoms include long-crank engine starting times along with the illumination of the "Service Engine Soon" light. In certain cases, the driver may experience reduced engine performance in a Safe Mode accompanied by a tone and the illumination of the "Engine Malfunction" light.

Based on the individual service history of the vehicle, the action will entail replacement of the high-pressure fuel pump and/or a software update.

Approximately 130,000 vehicles are potentially affected with about 40,000 expected to require a new high pressure fuel pump. Affected BMW models include:

· 2007-2010 335i models.
· 2008-2010 135i, 535i and X6 xDrive35i Sports Activity Coupes
· 2009 - 2010 Z4 Roadster sDrive35i

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Meijer Recalls Falls Creek Infant Shoes

The shoe lace toggles pose a choking hazard to infants.

Meijer Recalls Falls Creek Infant Shoes. The shoe lace toggles pose a choking hazard to infants. ...


Meijer is recalling about 2,300 Falls Creek infant boy shoes. The shoe lace toggles can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.


This recall involves Meijer Falls Creek infant boy casual shoes with bungee laces and toggles. The brown leather shoes were sold in infant sizes 5 to 10 and have "Falls Creek" imprinted on the bottom of the shoe.

The shoes, made in China, were sold at Meijer stores nationwide from July 2010 through September 2010 for about $15.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled shoes from children. Consumers can remove and discard the toggles to eliminate the hazard or return the product to any Meijer store for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Meijer at (800) 927-8699 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.meijer.com


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GE Recalls 174,000 Profile, Monogram Dishwashers

Five fires reported in recalled dishwashers; condensation blamed

GE Recalls 174,000 Profile, Monogram Dishwashers. Five fires reported in recalled dishwashers; condensation blamed. ...

GE is recalling about 174,000 GE Profile and Monogram dishwashers. Water condensation can drip onto the electronic control board, causing a short circuit and resulting in an overheated connector. This poses a fire hazard to consumers.

GE has received five reports of fires, four of which caused minor damage to the kitchen countertops where the dishwashers were installed and one caused minor damage to adjacent cabinets and smoke damage to the home. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the GE Profile dishwashers manufactured between July 2002 and December 2005 and GE Monogram dishwashers manufactured between January 2004 and December 2006. They were sold in white, black, bisque, stainless steel and with custom panels. The recalled model and serial numbers listed below are located on the inside on the front left side of the dishwasher tubs.

BrandModel Number Begins With:Serial Number Begins With:
GE ProfilePDW9200J, PDW9280JMF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG,
VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH
PDW9800J, PDW9880JMF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG,
VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH
PDW9700JMF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG,
VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH
GE MonogramZBD6800K00, ZBD6800K01, ZBD6800K03, ZBD6800K10AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH,
HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL
ZBD6880K00, ZBD6880K01, ZBD6880K03, ZBD6880K10AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH,
HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL,
TL, VL, ZL
ZBD6890K00, ZBD6890K01, ZBD6890K03, ZBD6890K10DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH,
LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL
ZBD0700K00, ZBD0700K01, ZBD0700K03, ZBD0700K10VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL,
GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL
ZBD0710K00, ZBD0710K01, ZBD0710K03, ZBD0710K10RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH,
ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL, TL, VL

The dishwashers, made in the U.S., were sold at retail stores nationwide, appliance dealers and authorized builder distributors from July 2003 through December 2006 for between $750 and $1,400.

For additional information, contact GE toll-free at8from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.geappliances.com/recall


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Honda Recalls 2005-2007 Odyssey, Acura RL Vehicles

Possible brake problem

Honda Recalls 2005-2007 Odyssey, Acura RL Vehicles. Possible brake problem....

Honda is recalling certain Odyssey and Acura RL vehicles from the 2005-2007 model years.

The company said that if the wrong brake fluid is used, a part of the rubber seal in the master cylinder may become dry, causing the seal to curl.  That could allow a small amount of brake fluid to leak, possibly degrading brake performance.

Dealers will replace the master cylinder seal free of charge.  Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

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Mega Pops Manufacturer Launches Recall Effort

Despite customer concerns, Colombina says its product does not present a health risk

Mega Pops Manufacturer Launches Recall Effort Despite customer concerns, Colombina says its product does not present a health risk...

The manufacturer of Mega Pops brand lollipops warns that they may contain traces of foreign particles. Colombina S.A. is asking customers to return these lollipops to their retailer and instructing retailers to recall the product.

Colombina says the recall is a precautionary measure and that it believes the product presents no health risk.

Two lots affected

Specific lots of Colombina Brand Mega Pops being recalled are in 14-ounce and 28-ounce cellophane bags containing watermelon, cherry, orange and grape flavored pops.  The affected Mega Pops can be identified by UPC Code numbers 0 14272 10873 9 or 0 14272 10862 3, and are in lots marked as Lot #1240695, Lot #1209708, or Lot #1209796.

The lot number appears in a white square on the lower left hand side of the reverse of each bag. Colombina Mega Pops are distributed nationwide through several different retailers and wholesalers.
Refunds available

Customers who return the product to the store where they purchased the product may receive a refund or store credit for the purchase price of the product. The offer applies to all bags of Mega Pops about which customers may have a concern, regardless of lot number.

"We are always guided by customer safety and satisfaction," said Carlos Gil, Colombina USA Vice President. "Using an abundance of caution, we are working with all our valued retailers to quickly remove the product from the shelves. We've also set up a special 24 hour hotline to answer any questions consumers may have."

Colombina is coordinating efforts with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as with U.S. retailers, and says it will continue to do so until the matter has been resolved.

Until the situation is resolved to the satisfaction of all parties involved, Mega Pops will be temporarily unavailable in the U.S.

Customers with questions can call 1-888-317-3686 toll-free.

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Hyland's Teething Tablets Recalled

Tablets contain belladonna, harmful in large doses

Hyland's Teething Tablets Recalled. Tablets contain belladonna, harmful in large dose....

Hyland's Teething Tablets are being recalled because the tablets may pose a risk to children. The tablets are manufactured to contain a small amount of belladonna, a substance that can cause serious harm at larger doses.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) For such a product, it is important that the amount of belladonna be carefully controlled. FDA laboratory analysis has found that Hyland's Teething Tablets contain inconsistent amounts of belladonna.


FDA has received reports of serious adverse events in children taking this product that are consistent with belladonna toxicity. The FDA has also received reports of children who consumed more tablets than recommended, because the containers do not have child resistant caps.

Hyland's Teething Tablets is a homeopathic product, intended to provide temporary relief of teething symptoms in children. It is sold over-the-counter (OTC) in retail outlets. The FDA has not evaluated Hyland's Teething Tablets for safety or efficacy, and is not aware of any proven clinical benefit offered by the product.

FDA recommends that consumers not use this product and dispose of any in their possession. FDA advises consumers to consult their health care professional if their child experiences symptoms such as seizures, difficulty breathing, lethargy, excessive sleepiness, muscle weakness, skin flushing, constipation, difficulty urinating, or agitation after using Hyland's Teething Tablets.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of this product to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

  • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
  • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178


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Klement Sausage Recalls Beef Sticks

Products may contain foreign materials

Klement Sausage Recalls Beef Sticks. Products may contain foreign material....

Klement Sausage Company, Inc., a Milwaukee, Wisc., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,740 pounds of beef stick products that may contain foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall include:
  • 8-ounce packages of "MARKET PANTRY BEEF STICKS, ORIGINAL."

Each package is vacuum packaged and has a "Use By" date of March 1, 2012. The packages bear the establishment number "2426B" inside the USDA mark of inspection and indicate "Refrigerate After Opening" on the label. Each shipping carton weighs 10 pounds and bears the code "03293." The beef stick products were produced on August 31, 2010, packaged on September 1, 2010, and shipped to distribution centers and retail stores nationwide.

The problem was discovered after a retail chain reported consumer complaints about finding hard plastic and/or pieces of glass in the product. FSIS has not received any consumer complaints or reports of injury at this time. Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of this product should contact a physician.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact company Vice President of Special Projects Jeffrey P. Klement at (414) 744-2330.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
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Kohler Recalls Kohler, Sterling Frameless Bath Doors

The glass doors can shatter.

Kohler Recalls Kohler, Sterling Frameless Bath Doors. The glass doors can shatter....

Kohler is recalling Kohler and Sterling Frameless by-pass bath doors. The glass doors can shatter, posing a laceration hazard.


The recall involves Kohler and Sterling frameless by-pass bath doors. By-pass doors consist of two panels that slide on a track and overlap one another. They can be identified by the tempering date located on the bath door glass panel, which reads "080410" or by the SAU (serial) number on the manufacturer's box. SAU numbers can be found on the white bar code label on the spine of the box below the retail label. The affected door models and SAU numbers are as follows:

Model Number

Description

Serial Number

These Locations Only

R702200-L-SHP

Kohler Fluence frameless bath door with Bright Polished Silver finish and clear glass

SAU376TBX and SAU376TC3

Lowe's Stores:
# 1087 - Folsom, Calif.
# 1538 - Chantilly, Va.

5425-59DR-G05

Sterling Finesse frameless bath door with Deep Bronze finish and clear glass

SAU376MDZ and SAU376MF8

Lowe's Stores:
# 526 - Asheville, N.C.
# 2338 - Cincinnati, Oh

5425-59N-G69

Sterling Finesse frameless bath door with Nickel metal finish and Lake Mist Silk Screen pattern GLASS

SAU376SS6 and SAU376SSB

Home Depot Stores:
# 119 - Augusta, Ga.
# 4131 - Lancaster, Pa.
# 4614 - Virginia Beach, Va.

The doors were sold at four Lowes and three Home Depot stores from August 2010 through September 2010 for about $600.

Consumers should immediately stop using the doors and contact Kohler for a free replacement door.

For more information, contact Kohler Co. at(866) 782-6329 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at:http://www.kohler.com/corp/pr/newscurrent.html

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Frigidaire, Electrolux Recall ICON Smoothtop Electric Cooktops, Slide-In Ranges

Heating elements can turn on unexpectedly, posing a fire and burn hazard

Frigidaire, Electrolux Recall ICON Smoothtop Electric Cooktops, Slide-In Ranges. Heating elements can turn on unexpectedly, posing a fire and burn hazard. ...

Frigidaire and Electrolux are recalling about 122,000 ICON Smoothtop Electric Cooktops and Frigidaire Slide-in Ranges with rotary knobs and digital displays.

Liquids can pool under the control knob and cause the surface heating element to turn on unexpectedly, heat to temperatures other than expected and then not turn off, posing a risk of fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Electrolux has received 70 reports of incidents, including three reports of fires that resulted in property damage. Three minor burn injuries were reported.


This recall involves Frigidaire and Electrolux ICON smoothtop electric cooktops and Frigidaire slide-in ranges with rotary knobs and digital displays. Model and serial numbers for the slide-in ranges can be found inside the oven door on the left side of the unit or on the underside surface on cooktop models. The following model and serial numbers are included in this recall:

Frigidaire Serial Number Range and Models

Serial Number Range: NF501XXXXX through NF952XXXXX

Model Numbers

GLEC30S9EB
GLEC36S9EB
GLEC30S9EQ
GLEC36S9EQ
GLEC30S9ES

GLEC36S9ES
GLES389EB
GLES389EQ
GLES389ES
GLES389FB

GLES389FQ
GLES389FS
LEEC30S9FE
LEEC36S9FE
LES389FE

PLEC30S9EC
PLEC36S9EC
PLES389EC
PLES399EC

 

 

Electrolux ICON Serial Number Range and Models

Serial Number Range: NF501XXXXX through NF045XXXXX

Model Numbers

E30EC65ESS

E36EC65ESS

 

The ranges, made in China, were sold by mass merchandise and independent retail stores from January 2005 through August 2010 for between $500 and $2,500.

Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled ranges or power off cooktops at the circuit breaker. Contact Electrolux for information on how to obtain a free repair kit.

For additional information, contact Electrolux at(888) 281-5310 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday or visit the firm's website at www.smoothtoprangerecall.com (Frigidaire) or www.cooktoprecall.com (Electrolux).

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Claire-Sprayway Recalls Spray-On Fabric Protector

Inhaling the fumes can cause serious respiratory problems

Claire-Sprayway Recalls Spray-On Fabric Protector. Inhaling the fumes can cause serious respiratory problems. ...

Claire-Sprayway is recalling about 73,000 cans of spray-on fabric protector. Overexposure to fumes, vapor or spray mist from the product can pose a serious respiratory hazard.

The firm has received 36 incidents of overexposure to fumes, vapor or spray mist, 34 of which involved coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath. One incident resulted in a serious respiratory injury.


The recall involves fabric protector which is an aerosol coating used to protect fabric. The fabric protector was sold under the following brand names: Sprayway® No. 980 Industrial Fabric Protector; 3D Fabric Protector; Auto Brite Fabric Protector Guardatela; Auto Magic® Fabric Protector No. 91-S; Crystal Aire Products #680 Fabric Protector; Falcon Labs® Spotless Fabric Protector; Quiltprotect™ Spray; Robbie's™ Fabric Shield; Showcar Fabric Protector and Simoniz® System 5 Stain Sentry Fabric Protector. The can size is 13.5 oz., and the product code is located on the bottom of the can.

The products, made in the U.S., were sold at utomotive supply, auto detailing, upholstery, textiles, furniture and fabric stores nationwide from January 2005 through August 2010 for about $10.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Claire-Sprayway to receive a full refund.

For additional information, contact Claire-Sprayway toll-free at(877) 416-7324 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's websites at www.clairemfg.com or www.spraywayinc.com

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Ethan Allen Recalls Drop-Side Cribs

Drop-side malfunction can create entrapment, suffocation hazard

Ethan Allen Recalls Drop-Side Cribs. Drop-side malfunction can create entrapment, suffocation hazard....

Ethan Allen is recalling about 3,250 drop-side cribs.

The crib's drop-side rail hardware can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side rail to detach from the crib. When the drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between the drop side and the crib mattress. An infant or toddler's body can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear.


Ethan Allen has received five reports of incidents involving the crib's drop-side detaching, resulting in bumps and bruises to three children. One child became entrapped and two children fell out of the crib after the drop side detached, one child received a pinched hand and one child received an unspecified injury.

This recall involves Ethan Allen brand cribs with item numbers 14-5650, 15-5650, 16-5650, 26-5650, 35-5622, 36-5620, 36-5622 and 38-5622. "Ethan Allen" and the item number are printed on a label on the crib's headboard or footboard. The cribs were sold in a variety of colors.

The cribs, made in the U.S. And China, were sold at Ethan Allen stores from January 2002 through December 2008 for between $550 and $900.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled drop-side cribs and contact any Ethan Allen store to receive a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop-side rail. In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child's age.

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 store or visit the firm's website at www.ethanallen.com

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Angel Line, Longwood Forest Drop-Side Cribs Recalled

Drop-side hardware can malfunction, creating an entrapment and suffocation hazard

Angle Line, Longwood Forest Drop-Side Cribs Recalled. Drop-side hardware can malfunction, creating an entrapment and suffocation hazard....

Angel Line is recalling about 3,400 Longwood Forest and Angel Line drop-side cribs.

The crib’s drop-side rail hardware can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop-side rail to detach from the crib. When the drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between the drop side and the crib mattress. An infant or toddler’s body can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents also can occur due to age-related wear and tear.



This recall involves the following models of Longwood Forest drop-side cribs with plastic drop-side hardware: 6103S, 6105S, 6106S, 6108S, 6109S, 8025P, and 8029P. They were sold in white, brown, natural and oak colors. “Longwood Forest” or “Angel Line” and the model number are printed on a label on the crib’s headboard. The firm’s fixed-side cribs and drop-side cribs with metal rod-type hardware are not included in this recall.

The cribs, made in China, were sold on the Web at Ababy.com, Babyage.com and other Web retailers from December 2004 through January 2009 for about $140.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Angel Line to receive for a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop-side rail. In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child’s age.

For additional information, contact Angel Line at(800) 889-8158anytime, visit the firm’s website at visit www.angelline.com or email the firm at parts@angelline.com

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Kmart Recalls Heritage Collection Drop-Side Cribs

Drop-side can create an entrapment, suffocation hazard

Kmart Recalls Heritage Collection Drop-Side Cribs. Drop-side can create an entrapment, suffocation hazard. ...

Kmart is recalling about 34,000 Heritage Collection drop-side cribs.

The crib's drop-side rail can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop-side to detach from the crib. When the drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between the drop side and the crib mattress. An infant or toddler's body can become entrapped in the space, which can lead to strangulation and/or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents can also occur due to age-related wear and tear.

 There have been 17 reports of incidents involving drop-side rail detachments from the cribs. Three infants received bruises and abrasions to the neck, back and legs after becoming entrapped when the drop-side detached.


This recall involves Heritage Collection 3-in-1 drop-side cribs with Kmart model numbers 07-1248 and 07-1252. They were sold in natural and white colors. A label with Kmart and the model number can be found on the inner side of the crib's headboard or footboard on the bottom rail. The 3-in-1 infant cribs can also be converted into a toddler bed and a double bed.

The cribs, made in Vietnam, were sold at Kmart stores nationwide from February 2007 through October 2008 for about $130.

Consumers should immediately stop using the cribs and contact the Victory Land Group for a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop-side rail. In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child's age.

For additional information, contact Victory Land Group at(866) 499-2099 between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.victorylandgroup.com



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Toyota Recalls Avalon, Highlander, Lexus Models to Fix Brake Fluid Leak

Leaking brake fluid could affect brake performance

Toyota Recalls Avalon, Highlander, Lexus Models to Fix Brake Fluid Leak. Leaking brake fluid could affect brake performance....

Toyota Motor Sales is recalling approximately 740,000 vehicles because of the risk that a small amount of brake fluid could leak from the brake master cylinder.

The recalled models are the  2005 through 2006 Avalon, 2004 through 2006 Highlander (non-Hybrid) and Lexus RX330, and 2006 Lexus GS300, IS250, and IS350 vehicles sold in the United States.

This follows an announcement made by Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan, which The Wall Street Journal reports involves two recalls: In Tokyo, the car company said it will recall 599,029 vehicles -- covering 11 models -- because of defective fuel pump wires and brake master cylinders. The second involves a speedometer defect in 1,869 units of Toyota's Voxy and Noah models.

No accidents have been reported so far as a result of the defects, according to the automaker.  

Brake fluid concern

The Toyota brake fluid used during vehicle assembly for vehicles sold in the United States contains polymers, which act as lubricants for certain brake system components.

If during vehicle maintenance, brake fluid is used that does not contain such polymers or only small amounts, a part of the internal rubber seal (brake master cylinder cup) located at the end of the brake master cylinder piston may become dry and may curl during movement of the piston. If this occurs, a small amount of the brake fluid could slowly leak from the brake master cylinder into the brake booster, resulting in illumination of the brake warning lamp.

If the brake warning lamp goes on and the vehicle continues to be driven without refilling the master cylinder brake fluid reservoir, the driver will begin to notice a spongy or soft brake pedal feel and braking performance may gradually decline.

Owners of the involved vehicles will be notified by first class mail beginning in early November 2010. Toyota and Lexus dealers will replace the brake master cylinder cup with a newly designed one at no charge to the vehicle owners.

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Volvo Recalls 2010-2011 Models to Fix Airbag Problem

Driver's airbag could fail to deploy because of wiring problem.

Volvo Recalls 2010-2011 Models to Airbag Problem. Driver's airbag could fail to deploy because of wiring problem....

Volvo is recalling nearly 10,000 2010-2011 models because of a possible problem with the airbag system.

The recall affects:

     VOLVO / S80   2010-2011
     VOLVO / V70   2010
     VOLVO / XC60   2011
     VOLVO / XC70   2010-2011

The company said there may be an intermittent fault in the drive's airbag clockspring wiring connector, possibly causing the airbag to fail to deploy during an accident.

Dealers will install a metal shim in the wiring cononector to remedy the problem.

Owners may contact Volvo at 1-800-327-4236 about Recall No. R229.

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2010-2011 Chrysler, Dodge Models Recalled

Power steering system may fail

2010-2011 Chrysler, Dodge Models Recalled. Power steering system may fail....

Chrysler is recalling about 26,000 Chrysler and Dodge vehicles from the 2010-2011 model years because of a potential problem with the power steering.

The affected models are:

  CHRYSLER / 300   2010
     CHRYSLER / SEBRING   2010
     DODGE / AVENGER   2010
     DODGE / CHALLENGER   2010
     DODGE / JOURNEY   2010
     DODGE / RAM   2011

The company said that the power steering hose could separate, possibly causing power steering fluid to leak onto hot engine components and start a fire.

Dealers will inspect the hoses and replace them if necessary.  Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.  The recall number is K26.

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Graco Metrolite, Quattro Strollers Recalled After Four Deaths

Babies at risk of strangulation and entrapment.

Graco Metrolite, Quattro Strollers Recalled After four Deaths. Babies at risk of strangulation and entrapment....

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Graco Children's Products Inc., of Atlanta, Ga., is announcing the recall of about 2 million Graco strollers due to risk of entrapment and strangulation.


CPSC and Graco have received four reports of infant strangulations that occurred in these strollers between 2003 and 2005. In addition, CPSC is aware of five reports of infants becoming entrapped, resulting in cuts and bruises, and one report of an infant having difficulty breathing.

Entrapment and strangulation can occur, especially to infants younger than 12 months of age, when a child is not harnessed. An infant can pass through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom, but his/her head and neck can become entrapped by the tray. Infants who become entrapped at the neck are at risk of strangulation.

The recall involves older versions of the Graco Quattro Tour and MetroLite strollers and travel systems manufactured prior to the existence of the January 2008 voluntary industry standard which addresses the height of the opening between the stroller's tray and the seat bottom. This voluntary standard requires larger stroller openings that prevent infant entrapment and strangulation hazards.

This recall involves Graco Quattro Tour strollers and travel systems manufactured prior to November 2006 and MetroLite strollers and travel systems manufactured prior to July 2007. The strollers and travel systems were distributed between November 2000 and December 2007.

The model numbers are printed on a label at the lower portion of the rear frame, just above the rear wheels or underneath the stroller. The name "Graco" appears on a label on the stroller tray and the headrest.

Recalled models are:


For a larger version of this list, click here.

The strollers, made in China, were sold at AAFES, Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Fred Meyer, Kmart, Meijers, Navy Exchange, Sears, Target, Walmart and other stores nationwide between November 2000 and December 2007 for between $90 and $190 for the strollers, and between $190 and $250 for travel systems.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Graco for a free repair kit. To order a repair kit, contact Graco toll-free at (877) 828-4046 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.gracobaby.com. Consumers can continue use of the stroller as a "travel system." When the stroller is used with the infant car seat, the entrapment and strangulation hazards posed by the space gap are not present.

For additional information, consumers can contact Graco at (800) 345-4109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

When using a stroller, parents and caregivers are encouraged to always secure children by using the safety harness and never leave them unattended. To learn more about the importance of stroller safety, download CPSC's safety alert: www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5096.pdf


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Lollytogs Recalls Carhartt Infants' Overalls

Snaps can come loose and pose a choking hazard

Lollytogs Recalls Carhartt Infants' Overalls. Snaps can come loose and pose a choking hazard. ...

Lollytogs Ltd. is recalling about 10,000 pairs of Carhartt infants' overalls.

The overalls have snaps that could come loose and pose a choking hazard to young children.

This recall involves infants' Carhartt® overalls with style numbers GG8500 (100% cotton canvas) and GG8501 (100% cotton knit). The overalls were sold in brown or red in infant sizes 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 and 24 months. The Carhartt logo is sewn on the front of the garment and the style numbers can be found on the sewn-in label hanging from the sleeve.

The overalls, made in India, were sold by retailers nationwide from February 2010 through July 2010 for about $25.


Consumers should immediately take the overalls away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or store 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


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Dollar Tree Recalls Children's Projector Flashlights

Batteries and bulb can overheat

Dollar Tree Recalls Children's Projector Flashlights. Batteries and bulb can overheat....

Dollar Tree is recalling about 275,000 children's projector flashlights. The batteries and bulb can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

The firm has received three reports of incidents involving batteries overheating in the recalled flashlights. Reported incidents include a flashlight that melted and a flashlight battery that caught fire. No injuries have been reported.


Consumers should take the recalled flashlights away from children immediately, remove and properly discard the batteries and return the flashlights to the store where purchased for a full refund.

The recalled projector flashlights are about 6 1/2 inches in length and have the Wolverine, Spider-Man and Iron Man characters and names printed on them. The flashlights come with five extra mini discs that attach to the flashlight to project various images. The back of the packaging contains the number 16879-20012-003-1003 and UPC 6 39277 16879 5.

The flashlights, made in China, were sold at Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Dollar Tree $1 Stop, Deal$ and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores nationwide from August 2010 for about $1.

For additional information, contact Dollar Tree Stores Inc. at (800) 876 8077 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.dollartree.com

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Bathtub Submarine Toy Recalled

Intake valve can suck up loose skin

Bathtub Submarine Toy Recalled. Intake valve can suck up loose skin....

Munchkin Inc. is recalling about 34,000 bathtub submarine toys. The intake valve on the bottom of the submarine toy can suck up loose skin, posing a laceration hazard to children.

There have been 19 incidents of lacerations to boys' genital area. One of the incidents required medical attention.


This recall involves battery-operated bathtub submarine toys. The toy is yellow, has a smiling face, turquoise windows, an orange propeller and an orange periscope that turns the toy on and off. The intake valve has a water pump that sucks in water to propel the submarine. The toy is intended for use by children during bath time.

The subs, made in China, were sold by mass merchandise retail stores nationwide and children's stores nationwide from November 2009 through September 2010 for about $7.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Munchkin for instructions on how to return the product for a free replacement toy.

For additional information, contact Munchkin at (877) 242-3134 anytime or visit the company's website at http://www.munchkin.com/

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Frozen Green Peas Recalled - May Contain Glass Fragments

Kroger, Great Value frozen vegetables affected

Frozen Green Peas Recalled - May Contain Glass Fragments. Kroger, Great Value frozen vegetables affected....

photoThe Pictsweet Company of Bells, TN today announced a voluntary recall of certain codes of store brand products containing frozen Green Peas after the company learned that some of the packages may contain glass fragments, which may cause injury if ingested.

  • -- Kroger 12 ounce Green Peas (UPC 11110 89736)
    Production Codes of 1440BU, 1440BV, 1440BW, and 1600BD
  • -- Kroger 12 ounce Peas and Carrots (UPC 11110 89741)
    Production Codes of 1960BD and 1960BE
  • -- Great Value 12 ounce Steamable Sweet Peas (UPC 78742 08369)
    Best by Dates of July 20, 2012; July 21, 2012
  • -- Great Value 12 ounce Steamable Mixed Vegetables (UPC 78742 08026)
    Best by Date of July 15, 2012

No injuries have been reported to date. While no injuries have been reported, Pictsweet is advising the public that product from these packages indicated above should not be consumed. Consumers who have purchased the above product should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Products subject to this recall were distributed only to Kroger stores in the Southeast United States and Walmart stores throughout the United States and include the following items:

Consumers with questions may contact The Pictsweet Company at 1-800-367-7412 , extension 417 toll-free from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time, Monday through Friday.

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2009-2010 Chevrolet Impalas Recalled

Front seat belt may not be properly secured

2009-2010 Chevrolet Impalas Recalled. Front seat belt may not be properly secured....

General Motors is recalling about 300,000 2009-2010 Chevrolet Impalas because of a problem with the front seat belt.

The company said the belt's webbing may not have been properly secured to the pretensioner.  That could mean the belt would not properly restrain the occupant in a crash.

Dealers will inspect both front safety belts and, if necessary, reinstall the anchors. 

Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-327-4236.

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Evenflo Maestro Car Seat Recalled

Alert was issued after the child seat failed a Consumer Reports crash test

Evenflo Maestro Car Seat Recalled. Alert was issued after the child seat failed a Consumer Reports crash test. ...

Evenflo Company, Inc., of Miamisburg, Ohio, is recalling more than 18,000 child car seats in the United States and Canada.

Tests conducted by Consumer Reports showed the seat can crack and fail in a simulated 30-mph frontal collision.

One of the nation's largest makers of baby and child gear, Evenflo says the recall affects early production units of its $80 Maestro Combination Booster Seat, which was introduced last January. The device is designed to be used either with its own five-point harness as a conventional child seat, or -- for larger and older children -- as a booster seat using the vehicle's seat belt to restrain the child.

Failed tests

In tests conducted at an outside laboratory, Consumer Reports found that two of the Evenflo units failed when the seat's plastic shell cracked and the harness loosened in simulated 30-mph frontal-impact crashes.

Both failures came when the seat was being used with its five-point harness. No problems were found in booster seat mode. The two seats that failed were manufactured in December and February, respectively -- well before the April 2010 cutoff date for the recall.

Later production units -- those made after April and not subject to the recall -- included certain design modifications and passed the tests. CR says they are safe to use.

Recall announced

After being informed of the Consumer Reports test results, Evenflo announced a voluntary recall of 13,792 units sold or available for sale in the U.S., and another 4,479 units in Canada.

The affected U.S. units include all those manufactured up to April 9, 2010; in Canada, units manufactured up to April 26, 2010 are affected, the company said.

Evenflo said its recent tests replicated the Consumer Reports finding, though it has no reports of cracks developing in the field or of any actual injuries resulting from the problem. The company is asking retailers to pull the recalled units from their shelves.

Fixing the problem

Evenflo says it has developed a fix -- a "remedy kit [that] includes an easily installed bracket to reinforce the seat without tools" -- that will be distributed free to owners of the recalled units. It advised people who are still using the Maestro with the harness (for children under 40 pounds) not to use their seat until it has been upgraded.

Owners who are using the seat in its booster mode for children over 40 pounds may continue using the seat, the company said. The seat was rated a "Best Bet" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for use in booster mode.

What to do

Customers may call a special phone number to receive the kit (800-233-5921 in the U.S. or 800-265-0749 in Canada). Consumer Reports says it plans follow-up tests on seats incorporating the remedy kit as soon as possible.

To find out if your unit is among those to be recalled, check the manufacture date and model number -- both of which appear on a white label behind the seat as well as on the box. Affected model numbers in the US are 3101198, 3101980, 31011048, 31011049, and 31011059 and in Canada it is 31011057C.

Parents who are using the Maestro with its harness should obtain a remedy kit as soon as possible. "Even though there have been no reports of injuries, loose harness straps can allow a child's body to move farther forward during a crash than they would if the harness was tight," said Jennifer Stockburger, manager of Consumer Reports' vehicle-and-child-safety program. "That could expose a child to potential injury and to an increased risk of ejection in a crash,"

Stockburger cautions owners not to switch to booster mode prematurely simply because the problems were identified only in harness mode. "A child is better secured and has less potential for injury in a crash when secured using a seat's internal harness," she says. "Moving a child to a booster seat mode prematurely is actually a step-down in overall safety."

For consumers looking for an alternative model, CR recommends the Graco Nautilus 3-in-1, priced at $165 with harness capacity of 20 to 65 pounds.

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Craftsman Riding Mowers Recalled

Side discharge chute may not be fully secured

Craftsman Riding Mowers Recalled. Side discharge chute may not be fully secured....

Briggs & Stratton is recalling about 500 Craftsman riding mowers sold at Sears stores.

The side discharge chutes on the mowers may not be fully secured. Bolts can be forcefully discharged from mower if not properly tightened, possibly injuring the mower operator or bystanders.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled riding mowers and contact Sears for a free inspection and repair. Sears is sending consumers letters with information on scheduling an inspection and repair.

The firm has received one report of a bolt that discharged forcefully, breaking a window.

This recall involves Craftsman riding mowers with model number 107.28034 and serial numbers listed below. The rear engine mounted riding mower is black. The model and serial numbers can be found on the data tag on the back of the riding mower.

Serial numbers included in this recall:

  • 2014033403 through 2014034552
  • 2014082112 through 2014082861
  • 2014149995 through 2014151266
  • 2014346290 through 2014346803

Sears stores sold the mowers nationwide between February 2010 and May 2010 for about $1,400.

For additional information, contact Sears at (800) 859-7026 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.sears.com

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JAKKS Recalls Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Kits

Jar lids can explode under pressure

JAKKS Recalls Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Kits. Jar lids can explode under pressure....

JAKKS Pacific is repeating its recall of 516,000 Spa Factory Aromatherapy Fountain & Bath Benefits Kits. Consumers should immediately take the toy's jars and caps away from children and dispose of any jar lids without vent holes. Only use jars that have lids with vent holes.


This children's product was originally recalled in January 2009. Since that time, there have been additional injuries caused by the Spa Factoryâ„¢ Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain & Bath Benefits Kits. Pressure from the buildup of carbon dioxide in the jars of Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies that come with the kits can cause the unvented lids to blow off, posing explosion and projectile hazards. The flying pieces also can cause property damage.

Additionally, the mixture of water with the Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies can create citric acid. This acid can get into consumers' eyes when the jars explode, posing a risk of eye irritation.

As of January 2009, CPSC had received 88 reports of exploding jars, including 13 injuries to children. Since that time, CPSC has received 12 additional reports of exploding unvented jars of JAKKS' Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies, including 13 additional reported injuries. The new injuries include irritated eyes, irritated skin and one eye injury from projectile jar lids.

JAKKS Pacific Spa Factory Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain & Bath Benefits Kits were sold at Sam's Club, Walmart, Target and other stores nationwide from August 2008 through August 2010. They sold for between $13 and $50 and continue to be available in some stores.

Consumers should immediately take the toy's jars and caps without vent holes away from children, dispose of any jar lids without vent holes and contact JAKKS Pacific to receive free jar lids with vent holes. Contact JAKKS toll-free at (877) 875-2557 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at www.myspafactory.com or email the firm atcaps@jakks.net

ModelItem NumberUPC Bar Code
Spa Factoryâ„¢ Bath Benefitsâ„¢ Kit3783622876-37836-6
Spa Factoryâ„¢ Deluxe Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain3790822876-37908-0
Spa Factoryâ„¢ Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain3783722876-37837-3
Spa Factoryâ„¢ Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain5489222876-54892-9
Spa Factoryâ„¢ Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain5485722876-54857-8

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Ryobi Recalls Cordless Power Drills

The drills can overheat.

Ryobi Recalls Cordless Power Drills because they can overheat....

Ryobi is recalling about 455,000 HP 1802M cordless drills.  The switch can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard.

Ryobi has received 47 reports of the drills overheating, smoking, melting or catching fire, including 12 reports of property damage to homes or vehicles. Two of the incidents involved minor burns from touching an overheated switch.


The Ryobi Model HP 1802M cordless drill is powered by an 18 volt rechargeable NiCad battery. The drills are blue and black in color with "Ryobi" appearing in red and white on the left side. The model number can be found on a white label on the right side of the drill.

The drills, made in China, were sold at Home Depot from January 2001 to July 2003 for about $100.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled drill, remove the rechargeable battery and contact Ryobi to receive a free replacement drill.

For additional information, contact Ryobi Customer Service at (800) 597-9624 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.ryobitools.com

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Iron Lover's Beach Recalled

Benches were sold exclusively at Ross Stores

Iron Lover's Beach sold exclusively at Ross Stores Recalled. They can tip over....

Iron Lover's benches sold at Ross Stores are being recalled.  The bench may tip over when only one person is seated on it. This could pose a fall hazard to consumers.

Ross has received two reports of the bench tipping over. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled metal two-seat bench is 51 inches long with SKU number 400051794482 printed on the price tag. The bench is a bronze color.

The benches, made in China, were sold at Ross Stores nationwide between July 2010 and September 2010 for about $90.

Consumers should immediately stop using these benches and return them to any Ross Store for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Ross at (877) 455-7677 anytime. Consumers also can visit the Ross Stores' website at www.rossstores.com


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Mercedes-Benz Recalls Certain 2010 C-Class and 2010-11 E-Class Models

Steering flaw could make the cars difficult to control

Some Mercedes models may have steering flaw....

Daimler AG is recalling more than 85,000 2010-11 Mercedes-Benz E-Class models in the United States over a steering flaw that may make the cars difficult to control.

The recall affects 2010 C-Class Model 204 and E- Class Model 212, and 2010-11 E-Class Coupe/Cabriolet Model 207, the company said.

The power steering system in the subject vehicles may fail due to the loss of power steering fluid, possibly leading to a crash.

Owners may contact Mercedes at 1-800-367-6372.

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Blue Buffalo Recalls Dry Dog Food

Excess Vitamin D could affect the health of some dogs.

Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., recalls certain dry dog food because of possible excess Vitamin D that can affect the health of some dogs...

 Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., recalls certain dry dog food because of possible excess Vitamin D that can affect the health of some dogs. The Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., is recalling certain packages of its Wilderness Chicken, Basics Salmon and Large Breed Adult Chicken dry dog foods sold under thc "BLUE" brand which have the potential to contain excessive levels of Vitamin D.

While Vitamin D is a beneficial component of these foods, the Company believes that these products may have levels of Vitamin D that are beyond the formula specifications, and has therefore chosen to withdraw them.

Dogs reacting to the higher levels of Vitamin D may show signs of lethargy or exhibit unusually frequent water consumption and urination. If your pet has consumed the recalled products and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The affected productions of Blue Wilderness Chicken, Basics Salmon and Large Breed Adult Chicken dry dog foods were distributed nationwide through pet specialty stores.

Only these production runs of the products are involved in this recall:

Blue Wilderness Chicken Flavor dry dog food4.5 1b"Best If Used By JUL2611Z"
"Best If Used By JUL2711Z" & 
"Best If Used By JUL2811Z"
Blue Wilderness Chicken Flavor dry dog food11 lb"Best If Used By JUL1211B"
Blue Wilderness Chicken Flavor dry dog food24 1b"Best If Used By JUL1211B" &
"Best If Used By JUL1311B"
Blue Basics Limited Ingredient Formula Salmon and Potato Recipe dry dog food11 lb"Best If Used By AUG2111B" &
"Best If Used By AUG2211B"
Blue Basics Limited Ingredient Formula Salmon and Potato Recipe dry dog food24 lb"Best If Used By AUG2111B" 
"Best If Used By SEP2311P" & 
"Best If Used By OCT2611P"
Blue Life Protection Formula Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Large Breed Adult dog food30 lb"Best If Used By SEP2211P" 
"Best If Used By SEP2311P" & 
"Best If Used By OCT2611P"

No other BLUE dry or can pet foods are involved in this recall, and only the specific code dates of these products are involved.

To date there have been 36 cases nationwide of dogs reported with symptoms consistent with elevated Vitamin D in their systems while feeding on these specific productions of the products. In all cases the symptoms have subsided upon discontinuing feeding these products, with no apparent long term health consequences.

Blue Buffalo learned of this potential condition in its products when it received reports of dogs diagnosed with high Vitamin D levels while feeding on the products from these specifie production runs. On further investigation it was learned that a sequencing error had occurred at the supplier of the dry ingredients for these products. Immediately before producing the ingredients for these specific production runs, the supplier had run a product for another customer that contained a more potent form of Vitamin D used in chicken feeds. It is now believed that there was some level of carry over of this Vitamin D product into the ingredients for the specific manufacturing runs of the BLUE products, thereby increasing the Vitamin D activity to unacceptable levels in the Blue ingredients.

Consumers who have purchased any of the products being recalled are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-523-9114 from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time or visit the Company web site at www.bluebuffalo.com/news for more information.


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Cadillac Recalls 2010 SRX Models

Problem with power steering

General Motors is recalling some of its 2010 Cadillac SRX models. The recall applies to vehicles equipped with 2.8-liter gas engines or 3.0-liter gas engi...

General Motors is recalling some of its 2010 Cadillac SRX models.  The recall applies to vehicles equipped with 2.8-liter gas engines or 3.0-liter gas engines.

Some of these vehicles have a condition in which the power steering pressure line may have been improperly crimped, possibly causing a power steering fluid leak.

If the leak develops, the driver will hear noise from the power steering pump and increased effort will be needed for steering.

Also, if the power steering fluid sprays onto hot engine parts, a fire could occur in the engine compartment.

Dealers will inspect the power steering line and, if necessary, replace it.

Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339.

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Hyundai Recalls 2011 Sonata Models

Steering gear column may need adjustment

Hyundai is recalling some of its 2011 Sonata vehicles....

Hyundai is recalling some of its 2011 Sonata vehicles.  The company said the steering column universal joint connections may have been improperly assembled or insufficiently tightened.

That could cause a loss or reduction in steering capability, possibly causing a crash.

Dealers will inspect the steering column when the recall begins in October 2010.

Owners may contact Hyundai at  787-999-3333.

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Tike Tech Recalls Jogging Strollers

800 Strollers Recalled

Tike Tech Recalls Jogging Strollers...

Tike Tech is recalling about 800 Tike Tech Single City X3 and X3 Sport jogging strollers.

The opening between the grab bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant's body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck by the grab bar, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed. When using a stroller, parents and caregivers are encouraged to always secure children by using the safety harness and never to leave them unattended.

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ID-Codes
TT-18-01
TT-18-02
TT-18-03
TT-18-04
TT-18-05
TT-18-06
TT-18-07
The recall involves the grab bar on Tike Tech Single City X3 and X3 Sport strollers. "Tike Tech" is printed on the footrest and on the back of the stroller on the left and right sides. The ID codes are located on the interior left side frame. The following ID codes are included in this recall:

The grab bar is optional and can be removed from the stroller.

The strollers, made in China, were sold at juvenile product stores nationwide and websites including www.amazon.com from October 2009 through February 2010 for about $300.

Consumers should immediately remove the grab bar from the stroller and contact Tike Tech to receive a free replacement grab bar.

For additional information, contact Tike Tech at (800) 296-4602 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email the firm at recall@tiketech.com or visit firm's website at www.tiketech.com.

To learn more about the importance of stroller safety, download CPSC's safety alert: www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5096.pdf.

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



Read more: https://www.consumeraffairs.com/recalls04/2010/tike-tech-recalls-jogging-strollers.html#ixzz123N1qH8t

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PBteen Recalls Sleep and Study Loft Beds

Williams Sonoma affiliate recalls 5,900 beds

PBteen Recalls Sleep and Study Loft Beds...

PBteen, a division of Williams-Sonoma, is recalling about 5,900 Sleep and Study loft beds. The side rail on the bed can crack allowing the mattress support to collapse, posing a fall and injury hazard to users.

The firm has received seven reports of the bed rail cracking or splitting. In one reported incident, a child sustained lacerations to his head when the side rail split as he climbed down the ladder.

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This recall involves PBteen Sleep and Study Loft beds in a variety of colors: espresso, honey, white and black. The bed is elevated and has a desk and bookcase underneath it. The beds were sold in the following colors: honey, black, espresso, and white.

The beds, made in Vietnam, were sold by PBteen stores in Georgia, New York and Illinois and online at www.pbteen.com for about $1,800. The recalled loft beds were delivered to consumers from January 2008 through July 2010.

Consumers should immediately contact PBteen to schedule installation of a free replacement side rail support bracket.

For additional information, contact PBteen toll-free at (877) 494-9822 between 7 a.m. and midnight ET or visit the firm's website at www.pbteen.com.

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



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Castalon Frying Pans Recalled

1,500 frying pans recalled

Castalon Frying Pans Recalled...

About 1,500 Castalon frying pans are being recalled. The enamel coating of the pan can crackle and break off after a few uses, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

There has been one reported incident of a piece of enamel popping off of the pan, and causing a minor burn to a consumer.

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The recalled product is a cast iron cast-lite frying pan with an enamel coating inside and out. The pan was sold in a variety of colors and has model numbers: TTU9203, P9204, P9207, P9208, P9242, P9243, P9244, P9248, P9250, P9261, P9266, P9274, P9275, P9276 on the color sleeve packaging of the product. The models are correlated to pan colors.

The frying pans, made in China, were sold at Bed, Bath & Beyond and Wegmans nationwide from May 2010 through September 2010 for about $30.

Consumers should immediately stop using this product and contact Tabletops Unlimited for instructions on how to return the product and receive a full refund.

For additional information, contact Tabletops Unlimited toll-free at (888) 239-2021 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.ttucorp.com.

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

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Valco Baby Recalls Jogging Strollers

12,000 Stroller Recall

Valco Baby Recalls Jogging Strollers...

Valco Baby is recalling about 12,000 Valco Baby Tri Mode single and twin jogging strollers.

The opening between the grab bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant's body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck by the grab bar, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed. When using a stroller, parents and caregivers are encouraged always to secure children by using the safety harness and never to leave them unattended.

This recall involves the grab bar on Tri Mode Single and Twin strollers. "Valco Baby" is printed on the head rest and the padding on the footboard. The grab bar is optional and can be removed from the stroller. The stroller's model numbers are located on a white sticker on the left hand side of brake bar. The recalled strollers with the affected grab bars are listed in the chart below.

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Model Numbers
RUN6140RUN6141RUN6142
RUN6143RUN6144RUN6145
RUN6146RUN6147RUN7710
RUN7711TRI8800TRI8801
TRI8802TRI8803TRI8890
TRI9103TRI9104TRI9105
TRI9106TRI1033TRI1034
TRI1035  

The strollers, made in China, were sold at juvenile product stores and websites including www.amazon.com between November 2007 and March 2010 for between $480 to $700.

Consumers should immediately remove the grab bar from the stroller and contact Valco Baby to receive a free replacement grab bar.

For additional information, contact Valco Baby at (800) 610-7850 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, visit the firm's website at www.valcobaby.com or email at recall@valcobaby.com

To learn more about the importance of stroller safety, download CPSC's safety alert: www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5096.pdf.

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

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Alexander Designs Drop-Side Cribs Sold at JCPenney Recalled

Recall of 11,400 Cribs

Alexander Designs Drop-Side Cribs Sold at JCPenney Recalled...

About 11,400 Alexander Designs drop-side cribs sold at JCPenney stores are being recalled.

The drop-side rail hardware on the cribs can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches, a hazardous gap is created between the drop-side rail and the crib mattress in which infants and toddlers can become wedged or entrapped, posing risks of suffocation and strangulation.

In addition, children can fall out of the crib when the drop-side rail falls unexpectedly or detaches from the crib. Drop-side rail failures also can occur due to incorrect assembly or with age-related wear and tear. Other models of Jardine drop-side cribs were recalled for repair on June 24, 2010.

Safety regulators have received two reports of incidents involving drop-side malfunctions on Alexander Designs drop-side cribs. In one incident, which involved a crib that had been misassembled, the plastic hardware broke and the drop-side rail fell unexpectedly. In a second incident, a hardware failure caused the drop-side rail to detach from the crib. No injuries were reported.

This recall involves full-size cribs sold under the Alexander Designs brand name. "Alexander Designs Ltd." and the JCPenney catalog/item number are printed on a label on the crib's headboard. The following models are included:

Model NameJCPenney Item Number(s)Color
Alexander 3-in-1 Crib343-8359honey pine
343-8359white
Alexander Classic Crib343-8180cherry
343-8180honey pine
343-8180white
Alexander Sleigh Crib343-8802cherry
343-8802white


Picture of Label on Recalled Crib

The cribs, made in China, were sold through JCPenney printed catalogs and online at JCPenney.com from March 2003 through April 2007 for about $200.

Consumers should immediately stop using the cribs and obtain a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop-side rail. In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child's age.

For additional information, contact Jardine at (800) 295-1980 anytime or visit the firm's website at http://www.jdservice.biz/jcp-safety-notice



Picture of Recalled Drop-Side Crib

Picture of Recalled Drop-Side Crib

Picture of Recalled Drop-Side Crib








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



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Bravo Sports Recalls AirZone, Variflex Trampolines

Bravo Sports Recalls AirZone, Variflex Trampolines...

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Bravo Sports is recalling about 160,000 trampolines. Incorrectly assembled trampolines can allow the top rails and legs to bend or break during normal use, resulting in partial collapse of the trampoline.

Bravo has received 247 reports of top rails bending or breaking during normal use. Four injuries have been reported due to the bending and breaking of trampolines.

This recall involves AirZone and Variflex trampolines with model numbers 137083 (with wheels), 137536, 137683, 138088, 138467, 138472, 138489, 139275, 139283, 139284, 139300 and 139706. The model number is found on the safety label sewn to the pad cover. The units are 12, 13 and 14 and come in blue, yellow and red.

The trampolines, made in China, were sold at sporting goods and mass market retail stores nationwide and on the Internet from January 2007 through September 2010 for between $200 and $400.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trampolines. Consumers should contact Bravo Sports for instructions on how to inspect the trampoline for top rail damage and to request revised assembly instructions. Top rails and legs damaged due to assembly errors will be replaced at no charge by Bravo Sports.

For additional information, contact Bravo Sports at toll-free (877)-500-2459 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms website at www.airzonevariflex-recall.com.

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

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