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Chrysler Recalls 2009-2011 Dodge Ram 1500s

Rear axle bearing could seize

Chrysler Recalls 2009-2011 Dodge Ram 1500s Rear axle bearing could seize...

Chrysler LLC is recalling about 57,000 Dodge Ram 1500s manufactured between September 2009 and December 2010.

The company said some vehicles may experience a grinding sound from the rear axle bearing.  If the bearing eventually seizes, the vehicle could stall, possibly causing a crash.

Chrysler dealers will replace the bearing when the recall begins in February 2011.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

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Chrysler Recalls 2009 Dodge Journeys

Side airbags may not deploy

Chrysler Recalls 2009 Dodge Journeys Side airbags may not deploy...

Chrysler LLC is recalling about 65,000 Dodge Journey vehicles from the 2009 model year.

The company said the front door wire harnesses may break, which could cause the side airbags to fail to deploy in a crash.

Dealers will replace the wiring harnesses when the recall begins in Feburary 2011.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

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Chrysler Recalls 2011 Dodge Rams

Tie rod failure could cause loss of steering control

Chrysler Recalls 2011 Dodge Rams Tie rod failure could cause loss of steering control ...

Chrysler LLC is recalling about 23,000 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 vehicles to fix a steering problem.

The company said the vehicles could experience a weakening and fracture of the left tie rod ball stud, possibly causing a loss of steering control.

Dealers will replace the left outer tie rod when the recall begins during February 2011.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

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Ford, Lincoln Recall 2011 Trucks, SUVs

Possible electrical malfunction could cause unattended vehicle fire

Ford, Lincoln Recall 2011 Trucks, SUVs Possible electrical malfunction could cause unattended vehicle fire...

Ford is recalling about 15,000 Ford and Lincoln SUVs and trucks from the 2011 model year. The company said the body control module may malfunction, possibly causing overheating and an unattended vehicle fire.

The recalled models are:

 

Vehicle Make / Model:   Model Year(s):
     FORD / EDGE   2011
     FORD / F-150   2011
     FORD / F-250   2011
     FORD / F-350   2011
     FORD / F-450   2011
     FORD / F-550   2011
     LINCOLN / MKX   2011

Dealers will replace the body control module if necessary when the recall begins in January 2011.

Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.

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Honda Recalls Snowblowers

Fuel tank can leak, posing a fire hazard

Honda Recalls Snowblowers. Fuel tank can leak, posing a fire hazard....

Honda is recalling about 18,500 snowblowers. The fuel tank joint and o-ring located on the underside of the fuel tank can seep or drip fuel over time, posing a fire hazard.

Honda has received 90 reports of fuel either seeping or dripping. No fires have been reported.

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This recall involves Honda snowblowers with model numbers and frame serial numbers listed below. The snowblowers are red and black. The frame serial number is located on the rear of the machine just below the engine. The name Honda and the model number are located on the side of the front scoop.

Model

Frame Serial Number

HS724

SZBE-1037913 through 1046577

HS928

SZAS-1151080 through 1169012

HS1132

SZBF-1018734 through 1025998

Honda Power Equipment dealers sold the snowblowers nationwide from April 2005 through November 2010 for between $2,000 and $3,400. They were made in Japan.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowblowers and contact any Honda Power Equipment dealer to arrange for a free fuel tank joint and o-ring replacement. Registered owners of the recalled snowblowers will be mailed a notice.

For additional information, contact Honda at (888) 888-3139  between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.hondapowerequipment.com

 

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Publix Coconut Macaroons Recalled

May have an undeclared milk ingredient

Publix Coconut Macaroons Recalled May have an undeclared milk ingredient...

South Florida Bakery is issuing a voluntary recall on all lot codes of Publix Bakery Coconut Macaroons (Coquitos). This includes several varieties:

  • Coconut Macaroons (Coquitos), 21oz - UPC 41415-95290

  • Mini Coconut Macaroons (Mini Coquitos), 12oz - UPC 10878-90011

  • Mini Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Chips (Mini Coquitos con Pedazos de Chocolate), 12oz - UPC 10878-90012

  • Mini Coconut Macaroons with Confetti Sprinkles (Mini Coquitos con Dulcecitos de Colores), 12oz.- UPC 10878-90013

The UPC may be found on the back label below the Nutritional Facts panel.

The pre-packaged coconut macaroons were sold in 21oz and 12 oz plastic dome containers exclusively in the retail bakeries of Publix Super Markets throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. The products are being recalled due to an undeclared milk ingredient present in a small amount in the product. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

"The packaging error was detected during a routine quality and label review by Publix,” said Rick Bernardo of South Florida Bakery. "There have been no reported cases of illness. Customers who have purchased the product may return it to their local Publix for a full refund or replacement. Consumers with questions may contact South Florida Bakery at 1-305-256-1777, M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, EST.”

 


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Frozen Capelin Recalled; May Carry Botulism Bacteria

Botulism is a serious, potentially fatal disease

Frozen Capelin Recalled; May Carry Botulism Bacteria Botulism is a serious, potentially fatal disease...

JFC International, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is recalling all of its un-eviscerated Frozen Capelin because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention. The recalled "Frozen Capelin" was distributed nationwide in retail stores and restaurants.

The recalled Frozen Capelin comes in a plastic wrapped Styrofoam tray with the following descriptions/codes: FROZEN CAPELIN (SHISHAMO "IMURA”) in all lots, all sizes (for example, 7L8P, 6L10P...etc.). UPC/Bar code of: 4-954559-197055, 4-954559-197062, 4-954559-197079, 4-954559-197086, 4-954559-197093, 4-954559-197116, and 4-954559-197123. The country of origin is Vietnam.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets discovered that the fish was not properly eviscerated prior to processing. All involved product has been removed from JFC corporate stores and the company continue their investigation.

Consumers who have purchased any Frozen Capelin products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-633-1004, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm PST.

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Whole Foods Recalls Ginger Bread Houses

Part of larger Rolf's Patisserie recall

Whole Foods Recalls Ginger Bread Houses...

Whole Foods Market is recalling assembled Ginger Bread Houses sold in, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin that came from its supplier Rolf's Patisserie of Lincolnwood, Illinois.

The recalled ginger bread houses may have been assembled, decorated and packaged in clear plastic wrap and sold with a Whole Foods Market scale label; some scale labels also may list "Rolf's Patisserie” as part of the description. This includes all ginger bread Houses made after Nov. 1, 2010.

Products produced by Rolf's Patisserie have been connected to several outbreaks of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) food poisoning. All products that were made after Nov. 1, 2010 were recalled. To date no illnesses have been reported from consumers eating ginger bread houses sold by Whole Foods Market.

A food item contaminated with S. aureus, the bacterium responsible for producing toxins in foods, can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea. The illness usually lasts for one to two days, although severe cases may last as long as three days. However, certain individuals, such as the elderly or very young, may require medical treatment for dehydration.

Consumers should not eat the gingerbread houses and should dispose of them in a sealed container so that people and animals (including wild animals) cannot get access to and eat them.

Signage is posted in Whole Foods Market stores to notify customers of this recall.

Customers who have purchased any of the listed products from Whole Foods Market may return them to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Whole Foods Market at 512-542-0878 weekdays between 8:00am and 5:00pm central standard time.

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BabyLegs Recalls Baby Socks and Leg Warmers with Heart Appliqué

The appliqué can detach, posing a choking hazard

BabyLegs Recalls Baby Socks and Leg Warmers with Heart Appliqué. ...

BabyLegs is recalling about 4,500 baby leg warmers and socks. They have a heart appliqué that can detach, posing a choking hazard to small children.

The firm has received one report of an infant choking on the heart-shaped appliqué. Her mother was able to dislodge the appliqué from her throat. No medical attention was required.

This recall involves only those BabyLegs brand leg warmers, ankle-high socks and knee-high socks adorned with a heart-shape appliqué. The recalled products are pink, white or purple cable knit socks and leg warmers.

The garments were sold by www.babylegs.com and independent retailers from August 2010 to November 2010 for about $11 per pair. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled socks and leg warmers away from children. Consumers can remove and discard the heart appliqué to eliminate the hazard or contact BabyLegs to receive a full refund or a coupon to be redeemed on the BabyLegs website.

For additional information, contact BabyLegs toll-free at (888) 791-6098 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.babylegs.com

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QVC Recalls Spinning Candle Holders

The candle holders can catch fire

QVC Recalls Spinning Candle Holders. The candle holders can catch fire...

QVC is recalling about 14,000 metallic spinning candle holders with 12 soy tea lights.

The candle holders can catch fire, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

The firm has received 19 reports that the candle holders ignited. Eleven of these reported damage to surrounding surfaces and furnishings. Two minor burns and one puncture wound have been reported.


The product is QVC item H189749, a metallic spinning candle holder with 12 soy tea lights. The candle holders come in four colors - red, green, silver and gold. The candle holder has a base that holds a tea light and a shade which is attached to the center of the base by an approximately six inch vertical metal rod. When the candle is lit, the shade spins, projecting a display of moving light on nearby walls and surfaces.

QVC's televised shopping programs and its website sold the candleholders, which were made in China, during November 2010 for $25 including shipping and handling.

Consumers should immediately stop using the candle holder. QVC has notified consumers who purchased the candle holders through a QVC television program or QVC.com to stop using the product. During the week of December 20, 2010, all purchasers will be mailed instructions on how to receive a full refund. Consumers who have not received the information package by January 10, 2011 should contact QVC to receive the information.

For additional information, contact QVC at  (800) 367-9444 between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. ET any day, or visit the firm's website at www.qvc.com

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STIHL Recalls Chain Saws

Throttle trigger may stick

STIHL Recalls Chain Saws. Throttle trigger may stick ...

STIHL Inc. is recalling about 5,000 MS 361C chain saws (C-Q version).

The throttle trigger may stick after it has been released by the operator, which could cause the engine to continue to run at a speed that drives the saw chain. This can pose a risk of a laceration injury to the user or a bystander.

STIHL has received three reports of the throttle trigger sticking. No injuries have been reported.


The recalled chain saws have a rear-handle activated chain brake (C-Q version) and have an orange top casing, gray base, black handle and "STIHL MS 361C" printed in an orange circle on the side of the unit.

Authorized STIHL dealers sold the saws nationwide from February 2004 through August 2009 for about $640. They were made in the United States.

Consumers should stop using these chain saws immediately and return them to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free repair.

For additional information, contact STIHL at (800) 610-6677 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit STIHL's website at www.stihlusa.com

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Zoom Buggy Cars, Dream Pillow Stars Recalled

Kindermusik warns parents of choking hazard

Zoom Buggy Cars, Dream Pillow Stars Recalled Kindermusik warns parents of choking hazard...

Kindermusik International, Inc. is recalling about 9,000 Zoom Buggy Cars and Dream Pillow Stars. The wheels on the Zoom Buggy cars and plastic beads on the Dream Pillow Star can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Kindermusik International Inc. has received 15 reports of the wheels detaching from the Zoom Buggy Car and no incidents with the Dream Pillow Star. No injuries have been reported.


Zoom Buggy Cars have a wooden body with red and blue plastic wheels and a red handle. The recalled units have tracking labels on both the product and packaging with a date code of 201005 and a batch ID of APO18829 on the bottom of the cars. Dream Pillow Stars have a wooden star center with red plastic handles, yellow plastic center stars and red, blue and green plastic beads. The recalled units have tracking labels on both the product and packaging with a date code of 201005 and a batch ID of APO18829 on the bottom of the product.

Kindermusik Educators sold the toys as part of Kindermusik At-Home-Materials from July 2010 through October 2010 for the Zoom Buggy Car and from September 2010 through October 2010 for the Dream Pillow Star for about $33.95. Also sold at Kindermusik classes and Kindermusik.com from August 2010 through October 2010 for about $10. They were made in China.

Consumers should stop using and discard the recalled items immediately and contact their Kindermusik Educator for a replacement.

For additional information, contact Kindermusik International at (800) 628-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the Kindermusik International website at www.kindermusik.com or e-mail the firm at info@kindermusik.com


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Ceramic Piggy, Lion Banks Recalled

Oriental Trading Company banks violate lead paint standard

Ceramic Piggy, Lion Banks Recalled ...

Oriental Trading Company, Inc. is recalling about 220,000 ceramic pig and lion banks because the surface paint contains excessive levels of lead.

The recalled piggy bank is shaped like a pig and the body of the piggy bank is painted yellow with floral designs. The ceramic lion bank is shaped like a lion and is painted yellow with a brown mane. The banks measure about 4 inches in length, 2.5 inches in width, and 3.5 inches in height. Only yellow banks with black plastic stoppers in the bottoms of the banks are being recalled. Banks with white or translucent stoppers are not being recalled.


The banks were sold online at www.orientaltrading.com and www.funexpress.com and through Oriental Trading Company and Fun Express catalogs from February 2003 through September 2010 for between about $7 and $20 a dozen. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately take these recalled ceramic banks away from children, discard them and contact Oriental Trading Company for information on receiving a refund or credit.

For additional information, contact Oriental Trading Company at (800) 723-6155 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.orientaltrading.com

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Michaels Stores Recalls Silver Tree Tealight Candle Holders

The candle can ignite other parts of the candle holder

Michaels Stores Recalls Silver Tree Tealight Candle Holders The candle can ignite other parts of the candle holder...

Michaels Stores is recalling about 8,200 silver tree tealight candle holders. The tealight cups are positioned where the flame from the candles can ignite other parts of the candle holder, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Michaels has received reports of six incidents including five fires and a consumer who received minor burns.

This recall involves silver-colored tealight candle holders in a shape of a Christmas tree. The candle holders are about 16-inches tall and have a silver star on the top. Nine tealight cups and clear plastic beads hang from the tree branches.


Michaels Arts & Craft stores sold the candle holders nationwide and in Canada from October 2010 through December 2010 for about $20. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candle holders and return the product to any Michaels Arts & Craft store for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Michaels at (800) 642-4235  between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT, Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT on Sunday, or visit the firm's website at www.michaels.com

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BB Buggies Recalls Classic Buggies Again

They can accelerate without warning

BB Buggies Recalls Classic Buggies Again...

Bad Boy Enterprises is recalling about 9,300 Classic buggies. The off-road vehicles can accelerate without warning, posing a risk of injury to the user and/or bystanders.

Since the original October 2009 recall announcement, BB Buggies has received 27 additional reports of unexpected acceleration, including reports of arm and leg fractures.


This expanded recall involves all Bad Boy Classic model off-road utility vehicles manufactured from early 2003 through May 2010. Bad Boy Buggy Classic models come in camouflage patterns, hunter green, red and black colors. The XT model is not included in this recall.

Authorized dealers sold the buggies nationwide from Spring 2003 through June 2010 for about $10,000. They were made in the U.S.

Consumers should immediately stop using the buggies and contact their BB Buggies dealer to schedule a free repair.

For additional information, contact BB Buggies toll-free at (855) 738-3711  between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.badboybuggies.com


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Kroger Recalling Pet Food in 18 States

Three brands of dog and cat food contain toxin

Kroger Recalling Pet Food in 18 States Three brands of dog and cat food contain toxin...

Dog and cat owners who shop for pet food at Kroger should check bag or can labels carefully before feeding time.

The Kroger Co. announced Sunday it is recalling select packages of Pet Pride cat food, Old Yeller dog food, and Kroger Value dog and cat food because the products may contain aflatoxin, a naturally-occurring toxic chemical by-product from the growth of the fungus Aspergillus flavus on corn and other crops. It also poses a health risk to pets.

Kroger stores in the following states are included in this recall:  Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.  

The recall also includes Dillons and Gerbes stores in Kansas and Missouri; Baker's stores in Nebraska; Food 4 Less stores in Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana (Chicago area); and Jay C, Hilander, Owen's, Pay Less and Scott's stores in Illinois and Indiana.

Stores the company operates under the following names are not included in this recall: Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, Smith's, QFC, City Market, Foods Co., and Food 4 Less stores in California and Nevada.

Kroger is recalling the following items:

  • Pet Pride Cat Food sold in 3.5 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111088128
  • Pet Pride Cat Food sold in 18 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111071357
  • Pet Pride Tasty Blend Poultry & Seafood Cat Food sold in 3.5 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111088152
  • Pet Pride Tasty Blend Poultry & Seafood Cat Food sold in 18 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111074580
  • Pet Pride Kitten Formula Food sold in 3.5 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111071903
  • Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food sold in 22 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111074566
  • Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food sold in 50 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111074563
  • Kroger Value Cat Food sold in 3 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111000018
  • Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food sold in 15 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111071559
  • Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food sold in 50 lb. packages with a sell by date of OCT 23 11 DP and OCT 24 11 DP under the following UPC code: 1111000108
If your pet shows any symptoms of illness, including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, yellowish tint to the eyes and/or gums, and severe or bloody diarrhea, please consult your veterinarian immediately.

The Kroger Co. is using its Customer Recall Notification system to alert customers who may have purchased these recalled products through register receipt tape messages and automated phone calls.  Customers who have purchased a recalled item should not use it and should return it to a store for a full refund or replacement.  

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Fagor America Recalls Refrigerators

The control board can overheat, posing a fire hazard

Fagor America Recalls Refrigerators The control board can overheat, posing a fire hazard...

Fagor America Inc. is recalling about 1,400 refrigerators. The refrigerator's control board can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Fagor America has received 19 reports of incidents, including two reports of fires resulting in damage to the refrigerator and surrounding property. No injuries have been reported.


This recall involves Fagor 24-inch wide refrigerators sold in stainless steel and black. "Fagor” is printed on the refrigerator's front door. Model and serial numbers are located inside the refrigerator door, on the left hand side near the food storage drawers.

 

Models

Serial Numbers Within the Range of

Fagor

T/3FCA-68NFX

Serial numbers starting with 0609xxxxx through 0727xxxxx

3FCA-68NFX

Serial numbers starting with 0746xxxxx through 1017xxxxx

FCA-86ART

Serial numbers starting with 0839xxxxx through 0915xxxxx

Specialty Home Appliance Stores sold the refrigerators nationwide between July 2006 and May 2010 for between $2,000 and $2,500. They were made in Spain.

Consumers should immediately stop using the refrigerator, unplug it and contact the Fagor repair hotline to schedule a free inspection and repair.

For additional information, contact Fagor America at (888) 354-4411  between 8.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.fagoramerica.com

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TOA Recalls Paging Speakers

The bracket can crack, causing the speaker to fall

TOA Recalls Paging Speakers. The bracket can crack, causing the speaker to fall....

TOA Electronics is recalling about 2,600 paging speakers. The speaker housing can crack at the mounting bracket, causing the speakers to fall from their mounting. This poses a risk of injury from impact to consumers. Higher failure rates have occurred in high temperature and humidity environments.

TOA has received 18 reports of speakers falling in Japan. No incidents or injuries have been reported in the United States.


This recall involves TOA paging horn speakers in the SC series. The speakers have "Paging Horn Speaker,” the TOA logo and model and production information printed on the back. Models included in the recall are:

Model Number

Manufacture Dates

SC-610T

08F through 08K

SC-615

08B through 08K

SC-630

08I through 08K

SC-630T

08F through 08K

Date Code:

Year

Month

Manufacture Date

2008

June

08F

Audio retailers sold the speakers nationwide from March 2008 through December 2009 for between $70 and $130. They were made in Indonesia.

Consumers should immediately stop using and take down any mounted speakers. Consumers can contact TOA directly or their local TOA dealer for instructions on receiving a free replacement product.

For additional information, contact TOA at (800) 733-4750 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.toaelectronics.com. Consumers can also email the firm at marketing@toaelectronics.com

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STIHL Recalls Bike-Handle Trimmer/Brushcutter

The trimmer head can come loose and detach from the mounting

STIHL Recalls Bike-Handle Trimmer/Brushcutter. The trimmer head can come loose and detach from the mounting. ...

STIHL is recalling about 1,000 STIHL FS 310 bike handle trimmer/brushcutters. Vibration from the ignition module may cause the trimmer head to loosen and detach from the mounting, posing an injury hazard.

The company has received three reports of incidents and no reports of injuries.


The recalled bike handle trimmer/brushcutter has "STIHL” printed on the engine head. The model number FS 310 is located in two places, on the shaft and on the flywheel housing below the starter grip. This recall includes all units with serial numbers ranging from 27961 1030 through 27961 1119 and 27984 3607 through 27984 4556, which can be found on an adhesive label affixed to the bottom of the fuel tank and etched into the metal frame on the bottom of the engine.

Authorized STIHL dealers sold the trimmers nationwide from June 2009 to April 2010 for about $550.

STIHL informed purchasers for whom they had addresses directly by letter after April 15, 2010. Consumers should stop using this trimmer/brushcutter immediately and take it to an authorized STIHL dealer for a new ignition module, which will be installed at no cost to the consumer.

For more information, contact STIHL between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday at (800) 610-6677 or visit STIHL's website at www.stihlusa.com


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Honda Recalls 2007-2008 Fits to Fix Dimmer Switch

Low-beam headlights can become inoperative

Honda Recalls 2007-2008 Fits to Fix Dimmer Switch. Low-beam headlights can become inoperative....

Honda is recalling about 143,000 Fits from the 2007 and 2008 model years to fix a problem with the headlight dimmer switch.

The company said the lower-beam lights could become inoperative because of a worn electrical connector.

Dealers will inspect the connectors and, if necessary, replace them when the recall begins in January 2011.

Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

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GM Recalls 2011 Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC SUVs

Front seat belt buckle may fracture

GM Recalls 2011 Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC SUVs. Front seat belt buckle may fracture....

General Motors is recalling about 98,000 2011 SUVs because the front seat belt buckle anchor may fracture in an accident. 

Vehicle Make / Model:   Model Year(s):
     CADILLAC / SRX   2011
     CHEVROLET / EQUINOX   2011
     GMC / TERRAIN   2011

Dealers will modify the safety belt buckles as necessary when the recall begins in January 2011.

Owners may contact Cadillac a 1-866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 and GMC at 1-866-996-9463.

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Splendid Recalls Girls Hooded Jackets, Vest Sets

Drawstrings create a strangulation hazard

Splendid Recalls Girls Hooded Jackets, Vest Sets. Drawstrings create a strangulation hazard....

Splendid is recalling about 900 girls' hooded zip jackets and vest sets. The hooded zip jackets and the vest sets have drawstrings through the hoods which can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children.

This recall involves girl's hooded zip jackets with style # SJ6J7831 and long sleeve t-shirt with hooded vest sets with style # SJYK7935. The zip jackets were sold in camouflage, jasmine, parfait and royal. The vest sets were sold in black, caviar, denim, electric pink, macadamia, peacock, quartz and sapphire. The style number can be found on the care label located at the inside left side seam. "Splendid” can be found on the neck label.


Major department stores and children's boutiques sold the items nationwide from August 2010 through November 2010 for between $80 and $90. The jackets and vests were made in the United States.

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the hoods of the zip jackets and vest sets to eliminate the hazard or contact Splendid for instructions on how to return the items for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Splendid toll-free at (855) 640-2803 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.splendid.com/safetynews.html

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Sterno Recalls Portable Butane Stoves

The on-off valve can malfunction

Sterno Recalls Portable Butane Stoves. The on-off valve can malfunction. ...

Sterno is recalling about 37,500 portable butane stoves. The stove's "on-off" valve can fail to close completely when turned to the "off" position, causing butane to leak from the stove. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Sterno has received one report of a stove failing to completely shut off. No injuries have been reported.


The recalled portable butane stoves have model numbers STO6001 and 50006. The single burner stoves are black and measure about 14 inches wide x 12 inches long x 4 inches high. They use an eight-ounce butane canister as the fuel source. "Sterno” is printed on the front of the stove. The model number and UPC 0-27371-50006-9 or UPC 0-76642-06001-6 is printed on the stove's packaging.

Sporting goods stores and other retail stores sold the stoves nationwide, including Puerto Rico, from September 2009 through September 2010, and to restaurants and restaurant supply stores from August 2006 through September 2010 for between $20 and $30. The stoves were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable butane stoves and contact Sterno for instructions to return the units to Sterno for a free replacement stove. Do not return the stoves to the place of purchase.

For additional information, contact Sterno toll-free at (877) 478-3766  between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.sterno.com

 

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Chrysler Recalls 2008 Chrysler, Dodge Vans

Water leak can cause inadvertent airbag deployment

Chrysler Recalls 2008 Chrysler, Dodge Vans Water leak can cause inadvertent airbag deployment...

Chrysler is recalling about 367,000 vans from the 2008 model year to fix a problem with a water leak.

Vehicle Make / Model:

   

Model Year(s):

     CHRYSLER / TOWN AND COUNTRY

   

2008

     DODGE / GRAND CARAVAN

   

2008

The company said a water leak in the heating and air conditioning unit could cause inadvertent airbag deployment, possibly injuring passengers and causing a crash.

Dealers will replace the faulty drain grommet when the recall begins during February 2011.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 about Recall No. K25.

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Toyota Recalls 2011 Sienna Vans

Parking brake can drag, reducing braking effectiveness

Toyota Recalls 2011 Sienna Vans. Parking brake can drag, reducing braking effectiveness....

Toyota is recalling about 94,000 Sienna vans from the 2011 model year. The company said the brake stop light switch could be damaged when the parking brake is applied.

The problem could result in brake drag and reduced brake effectiveness.

Dealers will replace the faulty bracket assembly free of charge when the recall beings in January 2011.

Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
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Volkswagen Recalls 228,000 Vehicles to Fix Potential Fuel Leak

Windshield washer/wiper linkage can rub against fuel supply line

Volkswagen Recalls 228,000 Vehicles to Fix Potential Fuel Leak. Windshield washer/wiper linkage can rub against fuel supply line...

Volkswagen is recalling more than 228,000 vehicles from the 2007 through 2009 model years to correct a problem with the windshield wiper/washer linkages potentially rubbing against a fuel supply line.


Vehicle Make / Model:

   

Model Year(s):

     VOLKSWAGEN / GOLF

   

2007-2009

     VOLKSWAGEN / JETTA

   

2007-2009

     VOLKSWAGEN / JETTA SPORTWAGEN

   

2007-2009

     VOLKSWAGEN / NEW BEETLE

   

2006-2010

     VOLKSWAGEN / RABBIT

   

2007-2009

The company said that in the affected vehicles, the windshield wiper/washer linkages could chafe against the fuel supply line, possibly causing a fuel leak, which could cause a fire.

Dealers will inspect the vehicles and make changes as needed after the recall begins in January 2011.


Owners may contact VW at 1-800-822-8987 about Recall No. 2014/U1.

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CDX Group Recalls Desk and Table Lamps

Substandard wiring poses shock and fire risk

CDX Group Recalls Desk and Table Lamps Substandard wiring poses shock and fire risk...

CDX Group is recalling about 1,600 desk and table lamps. Substandard electrical wiring, connections and plugs in these lamps pose a fire and shock risk to consumers.

This recall involves eight different desk and table lamps including item numbers 207, 303, 9774, 1108, 1109, 049-1, 054-8 and 2001-271B. The item numbers are printed on the lamps' packaging.


The lamps were sold by CDX Group's showroom, New Chens Discount, Concordia Trading Inc. and Grace Mini Market in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Dollar King in Lexington, Ky. from April 2010 through July 2010 for between $5 and $10. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and contact CDX Group to return the lamps to the place where purchased for a full refund.

For additional information, contact CDX Group toll-free at (877) 253-4599 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.picture2009.com

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Extech Recalls Clamp Meters and Multimeters

Users face an electrocution hazard

Extech Recalls Clamp Meters and Multimeters. Users face an electrocution hazard....

Extech is recalling about 5,100 digital clamp meters and multimeters. When the battery runs low, the meters can fail to give an accurate voltage reading, resulting in the operator falsely believing the electrical power is off or low. This poses an electrocution hazard.

Extech received one report of a meter displaying an incorrect voltage reading. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Extech digital clamp meters with model numbers EX612, EX613, EX622 and EX623 and multimeters with model numbers EX540, EX542 and EX570. "Extech” and the model number can be found on the front of the product and the serial number on the rear. Serial numbers that begin with "A" are not included in the recall.

Industrial and electrical distributors and wholesalers nationwide and at online tool and test equipment retailers sold the instruments, which were made in China, from January 2008 to November 2010 for between $150 and $300.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled digital clamp meters and multimeters and contact Extech for a free replacement meter.

For additional information, contact Extech toll-free at             (855) 239-8324       between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at http://www.extech.com/recall


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Ryobi Recalls Portable Table Saws

The blade may be misaligned.

Ryobi Recalls Portable Table Saws. The blade may be misaligned....

Ryobi is recalling about 21,500 RTS20 portable table-saws. The saw blade on the motor carriage could be misaligned, posing a laceration hazard.

The company received one report of a consumer being hit by a piece of metal during the cutting operation. There was no report of a physical injury or property damage.


This recall involves the RTS20 Ryobi ten-inch, portable table-saw. The table saw has a blue base and warning label with the model RTS20 and the Ryobi name printed on it and attached to the rear of the saw.

Home Depot retail outlets sold the saws nationwide and Canada from July 2010 through October 2010 for about $200. The saws were made in China.

Consumers should contact Ryobi immediately to receive a free inspection of their product and, if necessary, a free repair or replacement of their RTS20 Ryobi table-saw.

For additional information, contact Ryobi at (800) 597-9624 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.ryobitools.com

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Yours Truly Frozen Desert Cones Recalled

Cones are labeled as milk-free but may have trace milk contamination

Yours Truly Frozen Desert Cones Recalled. Cones are labeled as milk-free but may have trace milk contamination....

Tofutti Brands Inc. has announced a precautionary recall of 25 pallets of its 4-Pack YOURS TRULY frozen dessert cones (UPC 0-20188-01500-9) due to possible trace level milk contamination reported for one lot of product shipped which was produced in August of 2010.

YOURS TRULY CONES are labeled as Milk Free and persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity or intolerance to Milk products run the risk of serious or life-threatening injury if they consume products with milk ingredients.

The 25 pallets from the suspect lot are being recalled. The bulk of these 25 pallets were sold along the east coast and the Midwest. None of the suspected lot was sold to any west coast distributors or stores.

The product in the above 25 pallets is identified by the labeled Manufacturing facility code 18-497 which will appear printed on one of the two end flaps of the box of the YOURS TRULY CONES along with a production code of either 2330 or 2350, which will follow right after the plant code.

Consumers who may have purchased YOURS TRULY CONES bearing these codes are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. This recall does not involve any of the Company's other frozen dessert products. Consumers with questions may contact the Company at             908-272-2400      , Monday-Friday, from 9:00AM-5:00PM EST, or email us atinfo@tofutti.com.


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Kia Recalls 2011 Sorento Models

Rear brake calipers may not have been properly machined.

Kia Recalls 2011 Sorento Models. Rear brake calipers may not have been properly machined....

Kia is recalling about 7,600 Sorento models from the 2011 model years.

The company said the rear brake calipers may not have been properly machined.  This could cause brake fluid to leak, reducing brake performance and possibly causing a crash.

Dealers will inspect the rear calipers and replace them if necessary.  Ownwers may call Kia at 1-800-424-9153.

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Mazda Recalls 2009-2011 Mazda5 Models

Possible fuel pump problem

Mazda Recalls 2009-2011 Mazda5 Models. Possible fuel pump problem....

Mazda is recalling about 16,000 Mazda5 vehicles from the 2009-2010 model years.  The company said a connector pin in the fuel pump harness could corrode, possibly leading to engine stalling.

Dealers will inspect the fuel pump and, if necessary, replace the harness.

Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

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Hyundai Recalls 2011 Santa Fe Vehicles

Rear brake calipers may not have been properly machined

Hyundai Recalls 2011 Santa Fe Vehicles. Rear brake calipers may not have been properly machined. ...

Hyundai is recalling about 1,800 2011 Santa Fe vehicles.  Some of the rear brake calipers may not have been properly machined. 

The defect could cause brake fluid to leak, eventually reducing brake power and possibly causing a crash.

Dealers will inspect the calipers and replace them if necessary. 

Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-243-7766.

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Rolaids Softchews Recalled

May contain foreign substances

Rolaids Softchews Recalled. May contain foreign substances....

McNeil Consumer Healthcare is recalling all lots of ROLAIDS Extra Strength Softchews, ROLAIDS Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, and ROLAIDS Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews distributed in the United States. 

  • Product Name    Lot Number     UPC           
  • ROLAIDS® Extra Strength Softchews, Wild Cherry                        
  • ROLAIDS® Extra Strength Softchews, Wild Cherry, 6 count 9015A, 9016A, 9019A, 9140A, 9138A, 9210A, 9211A, 9315A, 9316A   312547655200                                        
  • ROLAIDS® Extra Strength Softchews, Wild Cherry, 18 count (3 packs of 6 count)   9075A, 9076A, 9103A, 9098A, 9104A, 9239A, 9240A, 9348A    312547655255   
  • ROLAIDS® Extra Strength Softchews, Wild Cherry, 42 count (7 packs of 6 count)   9065A, 9068A, 9069A,9131A, 9132A, 9208A, 9209A, 9286A, 9287A   312547655316
  • ROLAIDS® Extra Strength Softchews, Cherry                             
  • ROLAIDS® Extra Strength Softchews, Cherry, 6 count      0109A, 0114A, 0115A, 0134A, 0135A, 0165A, 0238B, 0239A, 0239C, 0262A, 0264A   312547655200  
  • ROLAIDS® Extra Strength Softchews, Cherry, 18 count bag 9349AG2, 9350AG1, 0015AG2, 0015AG3, 0050AG1, 0051AG1, 0053BG2, 0106BG2, 0107AG1, 0108AG1, 0108BG3, 0108CG1, 0129BG1, 0133AG1,0133AG2, 0165BG2, 0191BG1, 0191CG1, 0191DG1, 0213AG2, 0238AG1, 0238AG2, 0246AG1 300450649188      
  • ROLAIDS® Extra Strength Softchews, Cherry, 36 count bag 9350AG2, 0012AG1, 0013AG1, 0014AG1, 0015AG1, 0015AG4, 0050AG2, 0053AG2, 0053BG1, 0053BG2, 0094AG1, 0106AG1, 0106BG1, 0108AG2, 0108BG2, 0191AG1, 0139BG2, 0165BG1, 0191BG1, 0207AG1, 0207AG2, 0213AG1, 0227AG1, 0246AG2, 0247AG1, 0265AG1, 0266AG1 300450649362      
  • ROLAIDS® Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit                            
  • ROLAIDS® Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit, 6 count     9005A, 9006A 312547065733     
  • ROLAIDS® Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit, 12 count (2 packs of 6 count)       9022A, 9027A, 9118A, 9119A, 9195A, 9196A    312547065757      
  • ROLAIDS® Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit, 36 count (6 packs of 6 count)       9166A, 9167A    312547065771 
  • ROLAIDS® Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit, 6 count 0017B, 0095A, 0096B, 0259A, 0260A   300450657060    
  • ROLAIDS® Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit, 12 count bag    9351BG1, 9352AG1, 0016AG1, 0059AG2, 0059BG1, 0059BG2, 0060AG2, 0167AG2, 0167AG3, 0203AG1, 0204AG1 300450657121      
  • ROLAIDS® Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews, Tropical Fruit, 24 count bag    9352AG2, 9352BG2,0016AG2, 0017AG1, 0057BG1, 0058AG1, 0059AG1, 0059BG3, 0060AG1, 0129AG1, 0132AG1, 0167AG1, 0167BG1, 0204AG2, 0205AG1, 0230AG1, 0231AG1 300450657244      

The lot numbers for the recalled products can be found on the back or the bottom of the package.

Foreign materials

The action follows consumer reports of foreign materials in the product, including metal and wood particles. An investigation by the company has determined that the materials were potentially introduced into the product during the manufacturing process at a third party manufacturer.

McNeil says that while the risk of serious adverse health consequences is remote, consumers who have purchased these recalled products should stop using them.

Production of the recalled products has been halted and McNeil says it will not restart production until corrective actions have been implemented.

Consumer advice

Consumers who purchased product included in this recall should contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare, either at online or by calling             1-888-222-6036       (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time) for instructions about receiving a refund. Consumers who have medical concerns or questions should contact their health care provider. 

Any adverse reactions may also be reported to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail with this form or by fax at 1-800-FDA-017

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Technique Cast Iron Skillets Sold by QVC Recalled

Enamel paint can chip off

Technique Cast Iron Skillets Sold by QVC Recalled . Enamel paint can chip off....

QVC is recalling about 7,500 Technique enamel-coated cast iron skillets. Small pieces of the enamel coating can pop off when the skillet is heated, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

The firm has received five reports of enamel popping off of the skillet, resulting in two reports of consumers receiving minor burns.

This recall involves Technique brand enamel-coated 8-inch cast iron skillets with two pour spouts and a ribbed underside. The interior portion of the skillet is cream while the exterior was sold in three colors: sage, blue and red. The brand "Technique" is printed on the bottom of the pans.

The skillers were sold through QVC's televised shopping programs, at qvc.com, and QVC retail and employee stores from August 2009 through September 2010 for between $28 and $35. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled skillets. Known purchasers were mailed instructions for obtaining a full refund. Consumers who purchased the skillets at a QVC store should return the skillets to any QVC store for a full refund.

For additional information, contact QVC at (800) 367-9444 between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. ET daily, or visit the firm's website at www.qvc.com

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American Eagle Recalls Toddler Girl Pants, Shorts

The metal clasp can detach, posing a choking hazard.

American Eagle Recalls Toddler Girl Pants, Shorts. The metal clasp can detach, posing a choking hazard....

American Eagle Outfitters is recalling about 1,200 Toddler Girl Pants and Shorts. The metal clasp at the waistband can detach from the garment, posing a choking hazard to young children.


This recall involves toddler girl pants, jeans and shorts sold in various styles. The style number is printed on a sewn-in label located under the care/content label on the inside of the waistband. The garments were sold in sizes 12-18 months through 5 years. Style numbers included in this recall are listed below:

Garment

Style Number

Skinny Cord

3007

Boyfriend Vintage Wash

3012

Cut Off Bermuda Short

3013

Flare Vintage Blue Wash

3029

Flare LT Wash

3030

Flare Rip and Repair

3034

Roll Cuff Bermuda Short

3035

77kids by American Eagle stores sold the garments nationwide and they were also sold at www.77kids.com between July 2010 and August 2010 for between $24 and $34. The clothing was made in China.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled garments away from children. Consumers who purchased the garments online will receive a postage-paid envelope with instructions on how return the garment for a full refund. All other consumers should return the garments to the nearest 77kids by American Eagle store for a full refund.

For additional information, contact American Eagle Outfitters toll-free at (888) 307-3672 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.77kids.com



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Bed Bath & Beyond Recalls Metallic Pillar Candles

The paint can ignite, posing a fire hazard

Bed Bath & Beyond Recalls Metallic Pillar Candles. The paint can ignite, posing a fire hazard...

Bed Bath & Beyond is recalling about 12,000 silver metallic pillar candles. The paint can ignite, posing a fire hazard.

This recall involves metallic pillar candles sold in two sizes: 2.8 by 4 inches and 2.8 by 6 inches. "Metallic Pillar Candle" and UPC code 86718 56082 or 86718 56092 is printed on the bottom of the candles' plastic wrapping.


Bed Bath and Beyond stores nationwide from October 2010 through November 2010 for between $8 and $10. They were made in the United States.

Consumers should stop using the recalled candles and return them to any Bed Bath and Beyond store or contact General Wax and Candle for a full refund.

For additional information, contact General Wax and Candle at (800) 543-0642 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.generalwaxbbbrefund.com

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Running Waters Fisheries Recalls Smoked Trout, Salmon

Recalled fish may be contaminated with Listeria

Running Waters Fisheries Recalls Smoked Trout, Salmon. Recalled fish may be contaminated with Listeria....

Rushing Waters Fisheries, Palmyra, Wisconsin, is recalling about 225 pounds of smoked trout and smoked salmon spreads, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

No illnesses have been reported from eating this product. The contamination was discovered through routine testing conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.

The recalled products are smoked trout spread labeled lot number 00694 with a sell-by date of Dec 13, and smoked salmon spread labeled with lot 50012 with a sell-by date of Dec 11. Lot numbers and dates are on the bottom of the container. Affected smoked fish spreads were sold in eight-ounce containers and 4.5-pound round plastic tubs in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

Consumers who have this product in their refrigerator can discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. For more information contact Rushing Waters at 1-800-378-7088.

Only the smoked fish spreads with the matching lots and dates are being recalled; no other Rushing Waters Fisheries LLC products are included in the recall.

Most healthy individuals are either unaffected by Listeria or experience mild flulike symptoms. However, it can cause complications in pregnant women and have more serious effects on newborns, older adults and people with compromised immune systems.

 

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Rachael Ray Recalls Teakettles

Water can spill, posing a burn hazard

Rachael Ray Recalls Teakettles Water can spill, posing a burn hazard...

Meyer Corp. is recalling about 59,000 Rachael Ray brand two-quart teakettles. Water heated in the teakettles can spill and spray while being poured, posing a burn hazard.

The firm received eight complaints regarding the spilling of hot water from the teakettle's spout. Four of the complaints included reports of burn injuries.


The recalled product is a Rachael Ray brand two quart teakettle. The teakettle has a stainless steel lid with a black handle and comes in four body colors: orange, blue, green and yellow. The teakettle's spout is opened by pushing forward a small black sliding piece on the teakettle's handle.

The teakettles were sold at a variety of department, housewares and gourmet kitchen stores and at discount and online retailers. The teakettles were sold from December 2008 through October 2010 for between $18 and $40. They were made in Thailand.

Consumers should immediately stop using this product. Known consumers were mailed instructions for obtaining a replacement. Consumers should contact the firm to arrange for a replacement teakettle.

For additional information or to obtain a replacement teakettle, please contact Meyer U.S. at (877) 782-8242 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.meyer.com/rrteakettlerecall

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Target Recalls Circo Children's Camping Packs

The tent floor is flammable

Target Recalls Circo Children's Camping Packs. The tent floor is flammable....

Target Stores is recalling about 1,500 Circo  Children's Camping Combo Packs. The floor of the tent failed a flammability test and poses a fire hazard.

The recall involves one model of the Circo Space Combo pack, which includes a children's tent, sleeping bag, backpack and a headlamp. The tent is green and dark blue with planets, stars and figures printed on it. The packing box has the UPC number: 490911500926, DPCI: 091-15-0092.


The camping packs were sold by Target stores nationwide and online at www.target.com from September 2010 through October 2010 for approximately $25. They were made in Bangladesh.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tents and return them to any Target store for a full refund or store credit.

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


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Red Cross Cabinet Swing Locks Recalled

The locks can break, giving children access to hazardous substances

Red Cross Cabinet Swing Locks Recalled. The locks can break, giving children access to hazardous substances....

About 41,300 Red Cross cabinet swing locks are being recalled by Learning Curve Brands Inc. d/b/a The First Years, of Oak Brook, Ill.

The installed latches can break and children could gain access to contents of a cabinet, posing the risk of exposure to hazardous items.

The First Years has received seven reports of latches breaking. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves The First Years American Red Cross cabinet swing locks with item number Y7181. The latches are mounted on cabinets or drawers to help prevent young children from gaining access and were sold two per blister card. An America Red Cross logo and "cabinet swing lock" is printed on the package. "American Red Cross" is molded onto the front of the lock. A date code is printed on the bottom of the back of the package and on the back side of each latch just above the connection point.

The locks were sold by Toys R Us, Babies R Us and other retail stores nationwide and on the Internet from September 2008 through September 2010 for about $4 per pair. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately remove the latches from cabinets, record the date code on the back of each latch and contact The First Years to obtain a $5 coupon toward the purchase of another Learning Curve product. When removing the latches, consumers should take special care to store hazardous items out of reach of children.

For additional information, contact The First Years toll-free at (866) 725-4407 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.recalls.thefirstyears.com

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AmerTac Recalls Night Lights

Fire hazard

Lights can overheat....

AmerTac is recalling about 272,000 Forever-Glo night lights. An electrical short circuit in the night light can cause it to overheat and smolder or melt which can burn consumers or result in a fire.

AmerTac has received nine reports of the recalled night lights smoking, burning, melting and/or charring. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled Forever-Glo Cylinder Nite Lite is a cylinder shaped night light with a white base and clear top that plugs into the wall. Only Model Number 71107 with a manufacturer code of SY is included in this recall. The model number and manufacturer code are printed on the back of the night light. The light measures about 4 inches in height by 1- 1/2 inches wide and is about 1 inch deep.

Hardware stores, lighting showrooms and home centers sold the llights nationwide from May 2009 through September 2010 for about $5. They were made in China.

Consumers should stop using the recalled night lights immediately. If the units are plugged into the wall, remove the light from the wall socket. Contact the firm for instructions on receiving a full refund.

For additional information, contact AmerTac at (800) 420-7511 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit AmerTac's website at www.amertac.com or www.recall-center.com



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