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Toro Recalls Commercial Lawn Mowers

Mower may be activated unintentionally

Toro Recalls Commercial Lawn Mowers Mower may be activated unintentionally...

photo Toro is recalling about 3,700 Toro Z Master ZRT Mowers.

Mowers with the optional deluxe seat have an operator presence switch built into the seat that may activate the mower when the operator vacates the seat, posing an injury hazard from the blade to the operator and anyone in the vicinity of the mower.

Toro has received one report of a foot laceration.

These mowers are large commercial duty ZRT (zero radius turn) mowers with 52” to 72” cutting decks. They have light gray seats with an adjustment knob in the front of the bottom of the seat.

Model Numbers

Serial Numbers

74264

260000001-260999999

74265

260000001-260999999

74266

270000001-280999999

74267

270000001-280999999

74274

270000001-280999999

74253

270000001-280999999

74254

270000001-280999999

Toro dealers in the U.S. and Canada sold the mowers from September 2005 through January 2011 for prices ranging from $13,000 to 17,000. They were made in the United States.

If your machine has the optional deluxe seat installed, which is light gray with adjustment knob on the front, contact Toro to have modification instructions sent to you. Consumers can make that modification themselves, or contact any Toro Dealer to have it completed for them at no charge.

For additional information, contact Toro at (866) 946-3109, in the U.S. and Canada, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.Toro.com

 

 

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Exmark Recalls Pioneer S-Series Mowers

Motion control linkage can fail

Exmark Recalls Pioneer S-Series Mowers Motion control linkage can fail...

Exmark is recalling about 750 Pioneer S-Series riding mowers. Welds on the motion control linkage can fail and cause the driver to lose control of the machine, resulting in a crash hazard.

Exmark has had no reports of incidents or injuries.

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2011 Exmark Pioneer S-Series zero radius turn riding mowers with red, welded, tubular steel frames and mowing decks in three sizes - 44, 48 and 52 inches. Operators use two levers to control the mowers. The name Exmark is on the front of the seat mount and the name Pioneer is on the front of the floor pan. Mowers with the following model and serial number ranges are affected by this recall:

Model

Serial Number Range

PNS20KA443

928367 to 947833

PNS22KA483

928417 to 949985

PNS24KA523

928492 to 950315

The model name and serial numbers are located on the seat mount near where the driver's right foot rests on the floorpan.

Exmark dealers sold the mowers nationwide from February 11, 2011 to March 10, 2011 for $6,881 to $7,658. They were made in the United States.

Consumers should contact their Exmark dealer to have the improperly welded parts replaced.

For additional information, contact Exmark at 800-667-5296, between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at: www.exmark.com

 

 

 

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VW Recalls 2011 Jettas

Wiring problem affects horn, alarm system

VW Recalls 2011 Jettas. Wiring problem affects horn, alarm system...

Volkswagen is recalling about 71,000 Jettas because of a problem with the wiring of the alarm system and horn. The company said the recall affects Jetta sedans built between March 2010 and March 2011.

Owners will be notified by mail when the recall begins. Dealers will inspect the cars and make the necessary repairs free of charge.

Owners can contact VW at 1-800-822-8987.

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Volvo Recalls 2011 S40 Cars

Side support member in the engine compartment may crack

Volvo Recalls 2011 S40 Cars. Side support member in the engine compartment may crack....

Volvo is recalling seven S40 cars from the 2011 model years. The company says there may be a crack on the of the passenger side support member in the engine compartment.

Dealers will inspect the recalled cars and if they find a crack in the side support member, the car will be immediately taken out of service and a new replacement vehicle with equal specifications will be provided by Volvo at no charge.

Owners may contact Volvo at 1-800-458-1552 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. est. or e-mail at customercare@volvoforlife.com.

 

 

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Del Monte Fresh Produce Recalls Cantaloupes

May be contaminated with Salmonella

Del Monte Fresh Produce Recalls Cantaloupes May be contaminated with Salmonella...

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. of Coral Gables, Florida is voluntarily recalling 4,992 cartons of cantaloupes, each containing 4 plastic mesh sleeves with 3 cantaloupes per sleeve, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Panama, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

The cantaloupes were distributed through warehouse clubs in Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

The recalled products consist of cartons of cantaloupes, each containing 4 plastic beige mesh sleeves each sealed with a plastic orange handle with the Del Monte Logo and indication “3 count, Product of Guatemala” with 3 cantaloupes per sleeve and were available for sale between the 10th of March and the 21st of March, 2011.

The cantaloupes, grown in and shipped from Del Monte Freshs’ farm Asuncion Mita in Guatemala, have a light brown color skin on the exterior, with orange flesh. The recalled cartons of cantaloupes are dark brown cardboard with the “Del Monte” logo in red lettering and “cantaloupes” in yellow lettering on a green background. The cantaloupes have the lot codes: 02-15-24-10, 02-15-25-10, 02-15-26-10 and 02-15-28-10

This cantaloupe recall is being implemented following a notification from the FDA that there is an epidemiologic link between the cantaloupes and approximately 12 reported cases of Salmonella Panama. Del Monte Fresh has put on hold the production and distribution of the product from the affected farm. The FDA and the Company will continue their investigation as to what, including whether the Company’s product, caused the problem.

Healthy persons infected withSalmonella Panama often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella Panama can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Consumers who believe that they are in possession of uneaten cantaloupe affected by this recall should return it to the place of purchase for a refund and for more information may contact 1-800-659-6500 (operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week).

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Lasko Recalls Box Fans

Electrical defect can cause a fire

Lasko Recalls Box Fans. Electrical defect can cause a fire...

Lasko Products Inc. is recalling about 4.8 million box fans. An electrical failure in the fan's motor poses a fire hazard to consumers.

Lasko has received seven reports of fires associated with motor failures, including two house fires and one barn fire, resulting in extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Lasko box fans with model numbers 3720, 3723, and 3733 and Galaxy box fans with model number 4733 that have date "2002-03" or "2003-04" stamped on the bottom of the metal frame. "Lasko" or "Galaxy" is printed on the front of the fan. The model number is either stamped or printed on the bottom of the fans.

Mass merchandisers sold the fans nationwide from July 2002 through December 2005 for between $12 and $25. They were made in the United States.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fans and contact Lasko to receive a free fused plug safety adapter.

For additional information, contact Lasko toll free at (877) 445-1314 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.laskoproducts.com

Picture of recalled model 3720 Lasko box fanModel Number 3720Picture of recalled model 3723 Lasko box fanModel Number 3723Picture of recalled model 3733 Lasko box fanModel Number 3733Picture of recalled model 4733 Galaxy box fanModel Number 4733

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Gerber Legendary Blades Recalls Combo Axe

Knife can come out when the axe is in use

Gerber Legendary Blades Recalls Combo Axe. Knife can come out when the axe is in use ...

Gerber Legendary Blades is recalling about 103,000 Gerber Gator Combo Axes. The knife in the axe handle can come out when the axe is used for chopping or hammering, posing a laceration hazard to the user.

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Gerber has received five reports of laceration injuries. All required stitches.

his recall involves the Gerber Gator Combo Axe, which has a 7-inch knife in the hollow axe handle. The axe is approximately 8.75 inches long with an axe head that is 4.75 inches x 2.7 inches. The axe handle is marked with the "Gerber" trademark. The Gerber Combo Axe II, which holds a saw in a longer axe handle, is not included in this recall.

Retail stores sold the axes nationwide, including The Sportsman's Guide, Dick's Sporting Goods and Bass Pro Shops/American Rod & Gun and online since March 2005 for around $28 - $60. They were made in Taiwan.

Consumers should immediately remove the knife from the axe handle and contact Gerber to receive a free handle cap, which will hold the knife in the axe handle during transport and storage, instructions for the use of the handle cap, and a warning label to affix on the axe head.

For more information, contact Gerber Legendary Blades toll-free at (877) 314-9130 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.gerbergear.com

 

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Instant Power Toilet Bowl Restorer Recalled

Contents can leak, posing a risk of chemical burns

Instant Power Toilet Bowl Restorer Recalled. Contents can leak, posing a risk of chemical burns...

photo The Scotch Corporation is recalling about 75,000 cans of Instant Power Toilet Bowl Restorer. The contents can leak from the cap when the bottle is turned on its side. When this happens, the cleaner can come into contact with consumers and property, posing a risk of chemical burns and irritation to the skin and eyes.

Scotch has received seven reports of bottles leaking, resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Instant Power Toilet Bowl Restorer cleaner with model number 1803. The model number is printed the back of the bottle next to the barcode. The toilet bowl restoring product was sold in a grey plastic bottle with an orange cap. The words "Guaranteed" and "Toilet Bowl Restorer" are printed on the bottle.

Menards, True Value Hardware, Ace Hardware, GEBO's and other retail stores sold the product nationwide between February 2009 and January 2010 for about $5. It was made in the United States.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Toilet Bowl Restorer and contact Scotch for disposal instructions and a full refund.

For additional information, contact Scotch Corporation at (800) 613-4242 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.scotchcorp.com

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Honda Recalls 2011 Odyssey Vans

Windshield wiper rods may bend or separate in bad weather

Honda Recalls 2011 Odyssey Vans. Windshield wiper rods may bend or separate in bad weather....

Honda is recalling about 33,000 2011 Odyssey vans. The company said the front windshield wiper blade assembly may be damaged if the wiper blades become frozen to the windshield and the wipers are switched on.

Dealers will replace the front windshield wiper rod free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before April 14, 2011. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009 about recall number R72.

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Hyundai Recalls 2007-2008 Elantra

Airbag may deploy with too much pressure

Hyundai Recalls 2007-2008 Elantra. Airbag may deploy with too much pressure....

Hyundai is recalling about 96,000 Elantra models frfom the 2007-2008 model years because of a problem with the airbag's front sensor control module.

The company said the front airbags may deploy with more pressure than is appropriate for the position of the seat. This could increase the risk of injury in a crash.

Dealers will reprogram the airbag control module when the recall begins in April 2011.

Owners may contact Hyundai's customer assistance center at 1-800-633-5151 about recall number 100.

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Maruyama Recalls Backpack Blowers, Mister Dusters

Gas tank can leak, crating a fire hazard

Maruyama Recalls Backpack Blowers, Mister Dusters Gas tank can leak, crating a fire hazard ...

photoMaruyama U.S. is recalling abouit 19,000 gas-powered backpack blowers and Mister Dusters. The gasoline tank can split and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Maruyama has received 25 reports of leaking tanks. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves gasoline-powered blowers and mister dusters sold under the Maruyama brand name. Model numbers are printed on the product's recoil starter. Backpack blowers and mister dusters included in this recall have a white, translucent fuel tank. Model and serial numbers included in the recall are:

Model Number

Serial Number

BL5100CA

30821911 - 60922200

BL5100-SP

80924201 - 80924650

BL5100-HA

51021391 - 81021310

BL8200

50920961 - 80924200

BL8200-HA

70925031 - 90921910

BL8101

10921151 - 10922150

MD155DX-US

90922861 - 90924610

MD155DX-US

O0920231 - O0920530

MD155DX-CA2

O0920531 - O0921130

MD159D

60822621 - 80821300

Authorized service dealers sold the units nationwide from April 2008 through December 2010 for between $320 and $820. They were made in Japan.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the nearest dealer for a free replacement fuel tank.

For additional information, contact Maruyama toll-free at (866) 783-7400 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.maruyama-us.com

 

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Kawasaki Recalls Backpack Blowers

Gas tank can leak, creating a fire hazard

Kawasaki Recalls Backpack Blowers Gas tank can leak, creating a fire hazard ...

Kawasaki Motor Corp. is recalling about 3,500 gas-powered backpack blowers. The gasoline tank can split and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard to consumers.


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This recall involves gasoline-powered blowers sold under the Kawasaki brand name. Model and serial numbers are printed on the product's blower housing. Backpack blowers included in this recall have a white, translucent fuel tank. The following model blowers are included in this recall:

Model

Serial

KRB750A-A4

12907 12955 12980 12985 12996 13051 13054 13063 13103
13113 13116 13117 13119 13120 13121 13124 13130 13131
13132 13133 13134 13135 13137 13138 13140 13141 13142
13145 13147 13152 13159 13192 13193 13246 13247 13248

KRB750B-A3, KRB750B-A4, KRB750B-A5
KRB750B-B1 (Canada Only)

10380 to 11339, 11628 to 12107, 12156 to 12635,
13380 to 13529, 13536 to 13543, 13548 to 13859,
14077 to 14388, 14390, 14398 to 14400, 14411 to 14556

 

The backpacks were sold by Authorized service dealers nationwide from August 2008 through February 2011 for between $420 and $490. They were made in Japan.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the nearest dealer for a free replacement fuel tank.

For additional information, contact Kawasaki Motor toll-free at (877) 364-6404 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.kawpowr.com. Consumers can also write to the firm at: Kawasaki Motor Corp. U.S.A. Consumer Service Department, 5080 36th St. SE, Grand Rapids, Mich. 49546.

 

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Pogo Sticks Recalled by Bravo Sports

The frame can break

Pogo Sticks Recalled by Bravo Sports The frame can break...

Bravo Sports is recalling about 169,000 pogo sticks. The bottom of the pogo stick's frame tube can break or come apart and a pin holding the spring in place can break, posing laceration and fall hazards to consumers.

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Bravo has received 123 reports of incidents involving the pogo sticks, including nine reports of injuries. Injuries include one report of a child who chipped a tooth and required stitches for a facial laceration, another child who chipped a tooth and one child who fell after the pogo stick broke and knocked out a tooth.

This recall involves the Rocket Stick Pogo, Pop Stick Pogo, Monster Stick Pogo and Twin Stick Pogo. They were sold in red, green and blue colors. Rocket, Pop, Monster or Twin are printed on the stem and on the foot pedals. Only pogo sticks with manufacturing date codes between 04/01/2010 - 046HE and 10/31/2010 - 046HE are included in the recall. The manufacturing date code is located on a white label underneath the foot pedal or on the stem of the pogo near the foot pedals.

Mass merchandisers sold the pogo sticks nationwide and online by Web retailers from May 2010 through March 2011 for between $25 and $40. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pogo sticks and contact Bravo to receive a full refund.

For additional information, contact Bravo toll-free at (877) 992-9905 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.bravopogorecall.com

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Baby Phat Girls' Jeans Recalled

Sequins present a choking hazard

Baby Phat Girls' Jeans Recalled Sequins present a choking hazard...

photo The Parigi Group is recalling about 1,600 pairs of girls' jeans for toddlers. Decorative rhinestones and sequins on the jeans' pockets can pose a choking hazard to young children.

This recall involves "Baby Phat" branded jeans for toddlers in sizes 2T to 4T. Style number BM02545 can be found on a label sewn in the rear waistband. The rear pockets have colored rhinestones and sequins attached and the right rear pocket has an applique of a cat below the sequins.

The jeans were sold by various specialty stores nationwide and online through Amazon.com from May 2010 through June 2010 for about $13. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately take the jeans away from children and return them to the retail store where they were purchased for a full refund, or contact the firm for instructions on how to return the product by mail for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Parigi Group collect at (212) 378-1205 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.parigigroup.com

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Pierre Foods Recalls pb jamwich

May be contaminated with Listeria

Pierre Foods Recalls pb jamwich. May be contaminated with Listeria,...

Pierre Foods is recalling one lot, 320 cases of Pierre pb jamwich, crustless peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwiches, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The sandwiches were distributed to Giant-Carlisle stores in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

The Pierre pb jamwich comes in a 12-count red carton and is sold in the freezer section of the grocery store. The product in question is stamped “Best if purchased by 03-11-2011” in the lower right hand corner. The UPC code is 7599921368.

This recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution after Listeria monocytogenes was detected in one product sample. After discussions with the FDA, Pierre Foods elected to recall the product to ensure consumer safety. There have been no reported illnesses or consumer complaints.

Any consumer with the “Best if purchased by 03-11-2011” product in their freezer can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-982-7091 from 8:00am – 5:00pm EST.

The plant where the product was manufactured has operated for 19 years with no food safety recalls or other serious problems.

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Field Day Organic Garbanzo Beans Recalled

Some cans may be mislabeled

Field Day Organic Garbanzo Beans Recalled. Some cans may be mislabeled....

Faribault Foods is recalling Field Day Organic Garbanzo Beans because some cans with this label may contain Minestrone soup. Faribault Foods received two reports that cans of the Organic Garbanzo Beans contain Minestrone soup (a vegetable and pasta soup). No other lot codes of Field Day Organic Garbanzo Beans or Field Day products are affected.

The Minestrone soup contains wheat, milk, soy, and egg allergens.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, milk, soy, or egg allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the Minestrone soup product.

The products involved were sold in grocery and other retail outlets nationwide.

The following product, with the specific code date listed, is affected by the recall:

Product Name

Size

UPC

Code

Field Day Organic Garbanzo Beans

15 oz

42563 60003

813 C1 014 10

The code is printed on the bottom of the can.

No illnesses have been associated with these products. Retailers are removing the product from the store shelves.

Consumers can return the product to their place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 888-201-6440 (8:00am to 5:00pm Central Time).

 

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Colin Cowie Gel-Fuel Wood Fireplaces Recalled

Wall-mount fireplaces pose a fire and fall hazard

Colin Cowie Gel-Fuel Wood Fireplaces Recalled Wall-mount fireplaces pose a fire and fall hazard...

Southern Enterprises Inc. (SEI) is recalling about 6,000 Colin Cowie Gel-Fuel Wood Fireplaces. Heat from the operating unit causes the plastic mounting screws to deform causing the unit to fall from the wall, posing a fall and fire hazard.

SEI has received reports of 21 incidents of the product detaching from wall and falling, heat damage, and/or fire. Two reports of personal injuries, including a knee injury and broken toes.

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This recall involves Colin Cowie dual-positioning, wood wall-mount, gel-fuel fireplace with item No. 955-074. The wooden wall mount fireplace has an espresso-colored finish with copper, silver or antique gold finished metal trim. It may be hung in a horizontal or vertical position. This recall involves units manufactured in July 2010. Lot number SEI/07/001 can be found on a label on the rear of the unit in the upper right hand corner when horizontal.

Home Shopping Network sold the fireplaces between October and November 2010 for about $250. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and call SEI for a corrective retrofit kit that will be sent free of charge.

For additional information, contact SEI at (877) 858-4959 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.seidal.com/retrofit

 

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Kid O Products Recalls Wooden Puzzles

Loose knobs can create a choking hazard

Kid O Products Recalls Wooden Puzzles Loose knobs can create a choking hazard ...

Kid O Products, LLC is recalling about 1,400 wooden fruit puzzles. The knobs attached to the puzzle fruits can come loose, posing a choking hazard to young children.

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This recall involves wooden puzzles that consist of a board and four pieces representing an orange, a plum, a pear and an apple. Each piece of fruit has a wooden knob. The puzzle board measures 12 x 4.5 x ½ inches. “Grouping Objects – Fruit” and style number10307 can be found on the packaging.

Specialty children’s stores sold the puzzles nationwide from November 2010 through February 2011 for about $12. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled puzzles away from children and return them to the retail store where they purchased it for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Kid O Products for instructions on how to mail the product to receive a full refund.

For additional information, contact Kid O Products collect at (212) 366-5858 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.kidoproducts.com

 

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Atico Recalls Holiday Rattle Baby Slippers Sold at Walgreens

Stuffing can come out and create a choking hazard

Atico Recalls Holiday Rattle Baby Slippers Sold at Walgreens Stuffing can come out and create a choking hazard...

Atico International USA Inc. is recalling about 57,000 holiday rattle baby slippers.

The internal stuffing and rattle inside the slippers decorative figures can be pulled out, posing a choking hazard to young children.

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Atico received one report of a 7-month old baby who was found beginning to turn blue with the slippers’ stuffing in his mouth. The baby’s father removed the stuffing.

The recalled slippers are decorated with stuffed fabric figures including snowmen, Santa, reindeer, and penguins, and have decorative rattles inside the slippers that sound like bells when shaken. Item number 999526 is printed on the back of the cardboard header card packaging. “Find Your Joy” is printed on the front of the slippers packaging.

Walgreen stores sold the slippers nationwide from October 2010 through January 2011 for about $5. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the slippers and return them to any Walgreen location for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Atico International USA toll-free at (877) 546-4835 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.aticousa.com

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Hyundai Kia Recalls 2006-2008 Kia Optimas

Shifter cable may come loose, causing vehicle to roll when unattended

Hyundai Kia Recalls 2006-2008 Kia Optimas. Shifter cable may come loose, causing vehicle to roll when unattended....

Hyundai Kia is recalling about 70,000 Kia Optimas from the 2006-2008 model years.

The company said the shift cable may have been incorrectly installed, which could cause the cable to detach from the shifter.

The shifter could then be moved into the park position while the vehicle's transmission is still in the last-used gear. That could allow the vehicle to roll, possibly causing a crash or striking a pedestrian.

Dealers will inspect the shift cable and reinstall it if necessary when the recall begins this month.

Owner may contact kia at 1-800-333-4542.

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“Camp Nod” Lantern Nightlights Recalled

Shock and Fire Hazard

“Camp Nod” Lantern Nightlights Recalled Shock and Fire Hazard...

photo About 9,700 “Camp Nod” lantern nightlights are being recalled. An electrical short circuit can occur in the nightlight’s wiring, posing a risk of fire or shock hazard to consumers.

The firm has received 16 reports of incidents, including one report of minor shock to a woman and her son, and one report of minor property damage to a wall, bed and blanket near the lantern’s power source.

This recall involves “Camp Nod” electric lantern nightlights. The red or blue cylindrical-shaped metal lanterns have a glass bulb cover. The lantern nightlights measure about 9.75 inches in height and about 4 inches in diameter. The lanterns have either a barbell tag on the cord that includes item number 0603041-RE (red) or 0603041-BL (blue), or a tag affixed to the underside of the lantern that includes the words “The Land of Nod.”

The lights were sold by Land of Nod stores in Illinois and Washington, The Land of Nod catalog and website from September 2004 through October 2010 for about $30 to $35. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the nightlight and return it to The Land of Nod to receive a merchandise credit for the purchase price.

For additional information, contact The Land of Nod at (800) 933-9904 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s website at www.landofnod.com, or email the firm atrecall@landofnod.com

 

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Volkswagen is recalling about 12,000 2010 Routan minivans.

The engine may shut off unexpectedly

Volkswagen is recalling about 12,000 2010 Routan minivans. The engine may shut off unexpectedly....

Volkswagen is recalling about 12,000 2010 Routan minivans.

The company said some of the vans may experience “inadvertent ignition key displacement” while driving, causing the engine to shut off.

Dealers will replace the problematic part when the recall begins in April 2011.

Owners may contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.

 

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Sunbeam Products Recalls Wine Openers Sold by QVC

Wine bottle can break, posing a laceration hazard

Sunbeam Products Recalls Wine Openers Sold by QVCWine bottle can break, posing a laceration hazard...

Sunbeam is recalling about 159,000 wine bottle openers sold by QVC. The wine bottles can break when opened with the recalled opener, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Sunbeam has received 52 reports of wine bottles breaking while the opener was being used on them, including 22 reports of injuries. Injuries include lacerations to the hands.

This recall involves the 'skybar Air Pump Wine Opener' model number NBSKWA2600. The wine bottle opener was sold as a four piece set in the following colors: gray, blue, red or silver and black-colored with a black storage box. 'skybar' is printed on the side of the wine bottle opener. Model number NBSKWA2600 is printed on the bottom of the wine bottle opener.

The openers were sold byQVC retail and employees stores nationwide, QVC’s televised shopping programs, and online at www.qvc.com and www.skybarhome.com from November 2010 through December 2010 for between $30 and $60. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wine bottle openers. Consumers who purchased the wine bottle openers at a QVC store should return them to any QVC store for a full refund. Consumers who purchased the wine bottle openers through QVC’s televised shopping programs or at www.qvc.com were mailed instructions for obtaining a refund. Purchasers who have not received the mailed instructions should contact QVC. If the wine openers were not purchased through QVC, contact Sunbeam for instructions to obtain a full refund.

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. Consumers can also contact Sunbeam toll-free at (888) 759-2279 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.skybarhome.com

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Stanley Security Solutions Announces Recall of Door Locksets

Latches could fail in an emergency

Stanley Security Solutions Announces Recall of Door Locksets Latches could fail in an emergency...

photo Stanley is recalling about 63,100

6K and 7KC series door locksets. The latches can fail and the door cannot be unlocked from the inside, posing an entrapment hazard. This failure could lead to the inability to vacate a location in an emergency.

Stanley Security Solutions has received five reports of the latches failing. One entrapment has been reported. No injuries reported.

The recalled latches are in 6K and 7KC series medium Duty Locksets. These locksets have a brass or stainless steel finish and may have the word "BEST" embossed on the key core.

The locksets were sold nationwide to end users through either the firm’s network of branches or independent dealers from April 2010 through January 2011 for between about $80 and $260. They were made in Taiwan.

Consumers should contact Stanley Security Solutions to schedule an appointment to have the latches replaced free of charge.

For additional information, contact Stanley Security Solutions’ toll-free at (888) 312-8875 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.stanleysecuritysolutions.com

 

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Baja Motorsports Recalls Dirt Bikes Sold at Pep Boys

Fuel leak creates fire and burn hazard

Baja Motorsports Recalls Dirt Bikes Sold at Pep Boys Fuel leak creates fire and burn hazard...

Baja Motorsports is recalling about 4,300 dirt bikes. Fuel can leak from the fuel tank, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

The firm has received six reports of fires from fuel leakage including one report of minor burns to a consumer’s legs.

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This recall involves all model DR50 and DR70 Baja dirt bikes with VIN numbers beginning with “L98.” The model number and VIN are located on the product data plate, which is located on the side of the “goose neck” (where the handle bars meet the body of the bike).

The bikes, made in China, were sold at Pep Boys stores nationwide from December 2010 through January 2011 for between $550 and $650.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dirt bikes and contact Baja Motorsports to schedule a free repair.

For additional information, contact Baja Motorsports toll-free at (888) 863-2252 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.bajamotorsports.com

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2011 Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac SRX Recalled

Defogging may not work properly.

2011 Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac SRX Recalled. Defogging may not work properly....

General Motors is recalling selected Buick Lacrosse and Cadillac SRX cars from the 2011 model year because of a problem with the windshield defrosting and defogging systems.

The company said that a software glitch may disable the driver's ability to adjust the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. This could decrease visibility and cause a crash.

Dealers will fix the problem free of charge when the recall begins March 11.

Owners may contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080, Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339 or at the owner center at www.gmownercenter.com.

 

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Jones Natural Chews Recalls Pig Ear Dog Chews

Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Jones Natural Chews Co Recalls Pig Ear Dog ChewsPossible Salmonella Health Risk...

photo Jones Natural Chews Co of Rockford, IL is recalling 2705 boxes of Pig Ears because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products.

People handling dry pet food and/or treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Jones Natural Chews Pig Ears were distributed in CT, IA, IL, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NJ, NM, NY, PA,VA, WA, and WI. They were shipped to distributors and retailers between September 15, 2010 and November 2, 2010 where they were available for purchase.

Jones Natural Chews Co Pig Ears 2pk bag with header card–item upc 741956001047 lot 2420

Jones Natural Chews Co Pig Ears bulk 100ct box-box upc 741956001139 lot 2490, 2560, 2630, 2700, 2840, 2910, 2980

Jones Natural Chews Co Pig Ears bulk 50 ct box-box upc 741956001504 lot 2490, 2840

Jones Natural Chews Co Pig Ears bulk 25ct box-box upc 741956001467 lot 2700

Jones Natural Chews Co Pig Ears 1pk shrinkwrapped-item upc 741956001146 lot 2700, 2840, 2420

Jones Natural Chews Co Pig Ears 10pk printed bag-item upc 741956001405 lot 2420, 2560, 2630, 2840

Blain’s Farm & Fleet Pig Ears 10 pieces bag-item upc 741956001405 lot 2560

Country Butcher Dog Chews Pig Ears 1pk shrinkwrapped-item upc 741956001511 lot 2630

Country Butcher Dog Chews Pig Ears 1pk shrinkwrapped-item upc 741956001146 lot 2420

Country Butcher Dog Chews Pig Ears 12pk bag-item upc 741956001245 lot 2910

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by Washington State Department of Agriculture which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has no product left in inventory from this batch of pig ears.

Consumers who have purchased any of these pig ears are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-481-2663.

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Remedy Teas Recalls Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea

Possible Salmonella contamination

Remedy Teas Recalls Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea. ...

Remedy Teas is recalling about 20 pounds of Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea because it may be contaminated with Salmonella

The #137 Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea or #120 Tranquility Herbal Tea were distributed in the RemedyTeas retail store and through mail and internet orders. #137 Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea or #120 Tranquility Herbal Tea is sold measured to customers orders in retail stores and sold in 2 oz pre-packaged pouches by mail order or internet. There are no lot/batch identifying markings on the store or ecommerce packaging.

Retail stock of #137 Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea was sold between January 18, 2011 and March 4, 2011. Retail stock of #120 Tranquility Herbal Tea was sold between February 22, 2011 and March 4, 2011. Any purchases not within those dates are not affected by this recall.

Consumers who have purchased #137 Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea or #120 Tranquility Herbal Tea are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers may also contact RemedyTeas Customer Service at 206 323-4832 (M – F from 7.00 A.M. until 11:00 P.M., PST) for instructions on how to return the product.

 

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Sanus Element Surge Protectors Recalled

Improper grounding poses shock hazard

Sanus Element Surge Protectors Recalled Improper grounding poses shock hazard...

Milestone AV Technologies is recalling about 2,500 Sanus Elements Surge Protectors. Improper grounding of the case and inadequate insulation for the circuit breaker poses an electrical shock hazard to consumers.

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This recall involves all Sanus Elements model ELM205 low-profile power conditioners or surge protectors. SANUS ELEMENTS is printed on the front of the unit and the model number is printed near the UL logo on the back.

Independent home theater dealers sold the units from June 2009 through December 2010 for about $90. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Milestone for a replacement product or refund.

For additional information, contact Milestone toll-free at (877) 894-6280 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday, or visit the firm's website at www.milestone.com/recall

 

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Sunjoy Industries Recalls Outdoor Steel Fireplaces

The bronze powder coat finish can ignite

Sunjoy Industries Recalls Outdoor Steel Fireplaces. The bronze powder coat finish can ignite....

photo Sunjoy Industries is recalling about 20,000 freestanding steel outdoor fireplaces. The decorative bronze powder coat finish on the fireplace chimney can ignite during use, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Sunjoy has received 14 reports of the chimney's decorative powder coat finish catching fire, resulting in one report of melted siding. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves "Garden Treasures Living" steel outdoor fireplaces with a bronze finish chimney and slate colored accents. The wood burning fireplace is approximately 24 inches deep by 35 inches wide and 57 inches tall, has two glass doors and a tile back inside. Item number 0027705 and model number L-OF082PST-3 are printed on the front page of the product's instruction manual. No other "Garden Treasures Living" brand outdoor fireplaces are included in this recall.

Lowe's retail stores sold the fireplaces nationwide from March 2010 through November 2010 for about $300. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the fireplace and contact Sunjoy to obtain a free replacement chimney and chimney cap.

For additional information, contact Sunjoy toll-free at (877) 343-5651 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website atwww.sunjoydirect.com/fireplacerecall.htm. Consumers can also email the firm at fireplacerecall@sunjoydirect.com

 

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Hazelnuts, Mixed Nuts Recalled

May be contaminated with E. coli

Hazelnuts, Mixed Nuts Recalled. May be contaminated with E. col....

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says a nut producer in California has recalled bulk and consumer-packaged, in-shell hazelnuts and mixed nut products because they may be tainted with E. coli 0157:H7.

DeFranco & Sons of Los Angeles initiated the recall after seven people became ill in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Consumers who have purchased bulk in-shell hazelnuts or mixed-nut products containing in-shell hazelnuts should check with the retailer to determine if they are subject to the recall, or throw the nuts away.

The recalled products are:

  • Sunripe 1lb Large Hazelnuts - UPC 070533 000167
  • Sunripe 1 lb Mixed Nuts - UPC 070533 000143
  • Sunripe 2 lbs Mixed Nuts - UPC 070533 001003
  • "Seasons Greetings Gift Pack 4lbs Mixed Nuts - UPC 070533 101024
  • Sunripe 50 lbs Imperial Mixed Nuts - No UPC
  • Sunripe 50 lbs Supreme Mixed Nuts - No UPC
  • George Packing 50 lbs Hazelnuts - No UPC

These nuts were distributed nationwide and to Canada Nov. 2 to Dec. 22, 2010. The in-shell hazelnuts may have been sold in 2-pound and 4-pound packages of mixed nuts, 1-pound packages containing only in-shell hazelnuts or in open bins of nuts in grocery stores.

 

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Parents Busy Time Wooden Activity Toys Recalled

Small parts create a choking hazard for toddlers

Parents Busy Time Wooden Activity Toys Recalled Small parts create a choking hazard for toddlers...

photo Manhattan Group LLC is recalling about 400 Parents Busy Time Activity Centers. Wooden pegs on the xylophone activity can come loose, posing a choking hazard to young children.

CPSC has received one report of a child putting a peg in his mouth. No injuries have been reported.

The Parents Busy Time Activity Centers is a wooden activity center cube-shaped toy that has a multi-colored bead run on the top. Activities on each side include a 4-tone xylophone and rasp, butterfly and caterpillar spinners, zig-zag drum, castanets, and pockets with "alligator," "bear," and "cat" pillow characters. Only items with wooden pegs bearing date code 400090GC are involved in this recall. The date code can be found on the bottom of the product packaging near the UPC code and on the tags on the bear character.

The items were sold by specialty and gift stores nationwide and through mail order catalogs and online and in Canada from December 2010 through February 2011 for about $90. They were made in China.

Consumers should take these recalled toys away from young children immediately and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Manhattan Group for instructions on receiving a replacement item or a full refund.

For additional information, contact Manhattan Group at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.manhattantoy.com

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Yuch! Mazda Recall Prompted By Spiders

2009 and 2010 Masza6s are affected

Mazda is recalling late model Mazda6s because they could be infested with spiders....

photoReading more like an urban legend than a recall notice, Japanese carmaker Mazda said it is recalling 52,000 cars because they might be infested - with spiders!

The carmaker said all 52,000 of the Mazda6 models are in the U.S.

While drivers might expect the recall was promoted by concerns that the creepy crawlers could emerge unexpectedly from the glove box or crawl up a driver's leg on a busy freeway, that's not it at all. The government says it worries the spiders will create nests that could clog vital passageways and eventually cause fuel tanks to spring leaks.

Risk of fire

As the canister is purged repeatedly during normal operation, the stress on the fuel tank may eventually result in a crack, potentially leading to fuel leakage ad an increased risk of fire," the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a recall notice.

According to NHTSA, Mazda is recalling 2009 and 2010 Mazda6s because "a certain type of spider may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent line," causing a possible restriction. Besides the cars sold in the U.S., another 13,000 cars are being recalled in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Dealers will inspect the recalled cars, checking the canisters for spider webs. If they find them, they will reportedly install a spring that will keep the insects from getting inside the part.

Yellow sac spider?

The recall notice did not specify what type of spider may be potentially infesting the Mazda6, but at least one media report identified it as the Yellow Sac spider. Sac spiders belong to the genus Cheiracanthium and the familyClubionidae, according to the University of Nebraska Extension Service.

“They are quite small and easy to overlook-about 1/4 - 3/8 inch long, with no conspicuous markings. The front legs are longer than the other three pairs. Sac spiders are quite pale. A common house species, the yellow sac spider is pale greenish, tan or straw colored. Other sac spiders are light brown,” the service says on its website.

And yes, they bite. Victims are advised to seek medical treatment.

 

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Spiders Force Recall of Mazda6 Models

uel tank may crack, creating a fire hazard

Spiders Force Recall of Mazda6 Models Fuel tank may crack, creating a fire hazard...

Mazda is recalling about 52,000 Mazda6 models from the 2009-2010 model years. The company said a “certain type of spider” may build a web iin the evaporative canister vent line, clogging the line. This in turn could eventually cause the fuel tank to leak, leading to fuel leakage and creating a fire hazard.

Mazda did not identify the specific type of spider believe to be responsible for the problem.

Dealers will inspect and clean up the canister vent line and install a spring to discourage spiders from entering. The recall is expected to begin before March 25, 2011.

Customers may contat Mazda at 1-800-222-5500.

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Chrysler Recalls Chrysler, Dodge Vans

Potential ignition problem could cause engine to shut off

Chrysler Recalls Chrysler, Dodge Vans Potential ignition problem could cause engine to shut off...

 

Chrysler is recalling nearly 250,000 Chrysler and Dodge vans because of an electrical system problem that could cause the engine to shut off without warning. The recalled models include:

Vehicle Make / Model:

   

Model Year(s):

     CHRYSLER / TOWN&COUNTRY

   

2010

     DODGE / GRAND CARAVAN

   

2010

     DODGE / JOURNEY AWD

   

2010

Chrysler said the recalled vehicles were made between August 3, 2009 and June 17, 2010.

The problem is that the ignition key may move from the “run” to “accessory” position while the car is in motion, causing the engine to shut off.

Dealers will replace the suspect parts free of charge when the recall begins during April 2011.

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

 

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AOSOM Recalls Wooden Playpens

Choking and Laceration Hazards

AOSOM Recalls Wooden Playpens Choking and Laceration Hazards...

AOSOM LLC is recalling about 5,000 wooden playpens because they can break, split and/or crack at points where screws and other hardware are located. Small, broken wood pieces and hardware from the playpen can pose a risk of choking and laceration hazards to children. In addition, an unstable playpen can fall over onto a child, posing an entrapment hazard.

AOSOM has received 69 reports of the wooden playpens breaking, splitting and/or cracking including one report of a child mouthing a piece of the broken wood and three reports of children found with a broken piece of wood and/or screw in their hand. The objects were removed without injury.

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This recall involves AOSOM wooden playpens made from pine wood. The firm's logo "A" and "www.AOSOM.com" is stamped on the gate of the playpen. The following four models are included in this recall:

AOSOM Playpen

Model Number

Price

AOSOM 3in1 Baby wooden Superyard Playpen Combo

5664-0017S&G

149.99

AOSOM Baby 8 Panel Wooden Playpen Room Divider

5664-0017

119.99

AOSOM Baby 8 Sided Wooden Playpen 2 Panels

5664-0017S

29.99

AOSOM Baby 8 Sided Wooden Playpen Gate

5664-0017G

29.99

AOSOM.com, Amazon.com, eBay.com and other online retailers sold the playpens from October 2008 through November 2010 for between $30 and $150. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the wooden playpens and contact AOSOM for instructions on how to return the product and receive a full refund.

For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (877) 644-9366 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at service@aosom.com. Consumers can also visit the firm's website at www.aosom.com

 

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IKEA Recalls Coffee/Tea Makers

Burn and Laceration Hazards

IKEA Recalls Coffee/Tea Makers Burn and Laceration Hazards...

photo Pressure from the metal pot holder against the coffee/tea maker can cause the glass to break unexpectedly, posing burn and laceration hazards.

IKEA has received one report in the U.S. of a glass coffee/tea maker breaking. No injury was reported. IKEA has received 19 additional reports, outside of the U.S., of the glass coffee/tea makers breaking, resulting in 12 reports of burn injuries from spilt coffee/tea and one report of a laceration injury.

This recall involves FÖRSTÅ coffee/tea makers sold in sizes 0.4 and 1 liters. The coffee/tea maker is a press pot comprising a handmade clear glass pot, metal holder and black plastic top and handle. Coffee/tea makers included in this recall have supplier number 20325, "IKEA" and "Made in China" etched on the bottom of the metal holder.

IKEA stores sold the items nationwide from January 2010 through December 2010 for between $6 and $10. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the FÖRSTÅ coffee/tea makers and bring it back to any IKEA store for a full refund.

For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.ikea-usa.com

 

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Rhino OBall Links, Mini-Rattles Recalled

Choking hazard for infants

Rhino OBall Links, Mini-Rattles Recalled Choking hazard for infants...

photo Rhino Toys is recalling about 28,000OBall Links and Mini Rattles sold in the United States and Canada. The hard plastic C-links on both ends of the rattles' soft plastic chain can break, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Rhino Toys has received one report of a broken C-link. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves infant rattles called OBall Links & Mini Rattles. The soft plastic OBall is 2 ½ inches in diameter and has beads inside a small plastic bubble that make the rattle sound. The OBall is attached to a 7 ½ inch soft plastic chain by C-shaped plastic links on both ends. "OBall" is stamped into the top of the plastic chain.

Toys R Us and other specialty toy stores sold the toys nationwide from April 2010 through December 2010 for about $8. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattle away from children and contact Rhino Toys to receive a full refund.

For additional information, contact Rhino Toys toll-free at (888) 250-9969 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.rhinotoys.com

 

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Ford Recalls Selected 2010 Ranger Pickups

Fuel line could develop a leak.

Ford Recalls Selected 2010 Ranger Pickups. Fuel line could develop a leak....

Ford is recalling about 24,000 2010 Ford Ranger pickup trucks to fix a fuel line problem.

The company said a fuel line cover may not have been properly installed. Over time, this could cause chafing against the fuel line, possibly resulting in a fuel odor and potential fuel leak, which could cause a fire.

Dealers will inspect the fuel line and, if necessary, replace it free of charge.

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

 

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Ford Recalls Some 2011 Ford, Lincoln Models

Electrical problem could cause overheating, which could start a fire

Ford Recalls Some 2011 Ford, Lincoln Models. Electrical problem could cause overheating, which could start a fire....

Ford is recalling several 2011-model Ford and Lincoln cars and trucks to fix a problem with the electrical system.

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

Ford said the recalled models may have defective body control modules that could develop an electrical short. The short could result in overheating, which could cause a fire.

Dealers will inspect the module and, if necessary, replace it free of charge. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.

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Burlington Coat Factory Recalls 'Bella Kitchen' Slow Cookers

Control panel can overheat, creating a fire hazard

Burlington Coat Factory Recalls 'Bella Kitchen' Slow Cookers Control panel can overheat, creating a fire hazard...

photo Burlington Coat factory is recalling about 7,400 slow cookers. The slow cooker's control panel can overheat and melt, posing a fire hazard.

The manufacturer has received 60 reports of the control panels smoking, melting and sparking, and three reports of panels catching fire. Fourteen incidents resulted in minor damage to countertops. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Bella Kitchen 5-quart programmable slow cookers. The slow cookers are black with "Bella Kitchen" printed on the control panel. Only slow cookers with model number WJ-5000DE and date codes 0907 or 0909 are included in this recall. The model number and the four-digit date code are printed on a label on the underside of the product.

Burlington Coat Factory stores sold the cookers from June 2010 through December 2010 for $20. They were made in China.

Consumers should stop using the slow cooker immediately, unplug it and return the slow cooker to Burlington Coat Factory for a full refund or store credit.

For additional information, contact Burlington Coat Factory toll-free at (888) 223-2628 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at http://www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com

 

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Lennox Hearth Products Recalls Natural Gas Log Set Burner Assemblies

Gas can leak, causing carbon monoxide poisoning

Lennox Hearth Products Recalls Natural Gas Log Set Burner Assemblies Gas can leak, causing carbon monoxide poisoning...

photo Lennox is recalling about 3,200 Lennox Shadowdance Natural Gas Log Set Burner Assemblies. A crack can develop at the gas valve connection allowing natural gas to leak while the burner is in use, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Lennox has received 20 reports of cracks at the gas valve connection. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves gas burners sold with Lennox brand Shadowdance natural gas log set burner assemblies. The product is used in a wood-burning fireplace or a ventless firebox enclosure. The assemblies were sold under model numbers LSVFSD-18, LSVFSD-24 and LSVFSD-30, and include a burner and ceramic-fiber log set. Replacement gas burners also were sold separately under model number LSVFSD-NG. Burners included in this recall have serial numbers that begin with 6407, 6408, 6409 and 6410A through 6410G. The burner's model and serial numbers are printed on a metal identification plate attached to the burner.

Fireplace and HVAC retailers and installers sold the assemblies nationwide from August 2007 through December 2010 for between $700 and $850. They were made in the United States.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled natural gas log set burner assemblies. Consumers can contact Lennox to arrange for a free replacement of the burner.

For additional information, please contact Lennox Hearth Products at (800) 299-0027 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at http://www.lennoxhearthproducts.com

 

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Baby Jogger Jump Seats Recalled

The seat can disengage, allowing baby to fall out

Baby Jogger Jump Seats Recalled The seat can disengage, allowing baby to fall out...

 

About 2,000 photo Baby Jogger Jump Seats are being recalled. If the Jump Seat does not properly lock into place, the Jump Seat could disengage from the stroller allowing the child to fall out.

Baby Jogger has received four reports of children falling from the seat, including reports of scrapes, bruises, cuts and one broken nose.

This recall includes the Baby Jogger Jump Seat. The Jump Seat is a fabric seat accessory with the name "Baby Jogger" on the front that is attached to the mounting bracket on the frame of a Baby Jogger City Elite, Baby Jogger City Classic or Baby Jogger Summit stroller and allows a toddler and baby to ride together in the same stroller at the same time. The item number is printed on the product packaging.

Item Numbers

Sold

J7J50

Beginning January 2008

The joggers were sold by juvenile products stores, mass merchandisers, and department stores nationwide and on the Web from January 2008 through July 2010 for about $100. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the Jump Seat and contact Baby Jogger to receive Jump Seat safety straps and assembly instructions.

For additional information, contact Baby Jogger toll-free at (877) 506-2213 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, e-mail the firm at recall@babyjogger.com, or visit the firm's website at www.babyjogger.com

 

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Circo Recalls Beaded Door Curtains Sold at Target

Strangulation risk for children

Circo Recalls Beaded Door Curtains Sold at Target Strangulation risk for children ...

About 79,000 Circo beaded door curtains sold at Target stores are being recalled. Strangulations can occur when a child plays with the beaded strands by wrapping them around their necks or by creating loops in which they can insert their heads. Also, children can get entangled in the strands, which are prone to entangle, just by running through the doorway.

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The firm has received three reports of entanglement. In January 2009, a nine-year old girl was entangled while passing through the beads and nearly choked as she continued walking through the curtain. In January 2010, a six-year old girl in Reno, Nev. became entangled in the bead strands as she passed through them and suffered slight lacerations to her neck. In April 2010, a girl became entangled as the beads swung back behind her father who had walked through the beads before her. She was pulled off her feet and momentarily suspended before she regained her footing and she received scratches to her neck.

The Circo pink door curtain is a set of two beaded door curtains, each of which is 12 inches wide and 72 inches long. The warnings on the packaging include: "Not for use in areas with children under 5 years of age. Plastic ornaments may pose strangulation or entanglement hazard. Not for use near cribs or playpens...". The photograph on the packaging shows an installed door curtain at the doorway of a girl's bedroom with pink wall color, child-themed lamp and clock. There is a CAUTION statement included in the installation instructions that states: "Do not tie bottom to form loops."

Target stores sold the curtains nationwide and at target.com from January 2009 through May 2010 for between $13 (at target.com) and $15 in stores. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately take down the curtains and contact FAB/Starpoint for a full refund. FAB/Starpoint will provide a postage-free package to consumers to return the door curtain.

For additional information, contact FAB/Starpoint toll-free at (888) 333-2684 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.fabny.com

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Tommy Bahama Recalls Mini-Tin Candle Travel Sets

Flame can spread, creating a burn Hazard

Tommy Bahama Recalls Mini-Tin Candle Travel Sets. Flame can spread, creating a burn Hazard...

Tommy Bahama Group Inc. is recalling about 1,600 mini-candle travel sets. The candle flame can spread from the wick to the wax causing a larger than expected flame, posing a risk of burns to consumers.

Tommy Bahama has received two reports of candles flames extending to the wax area. No injuries have been reported.

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This recall involves Tommy Bahama six tin mini-candle travel sets. The mini-tin candles have the following scents: pineapple paradise, pineapple cilantro, maui mango, coconut mango, hibiscus blossom and caribbean breeze. The six tin candles are packaged in a beige carton with a matching sleeve that reads "Tommy Bahama", "mini candle travel set" and "Set of 6 mini tins". Various color labels are affixed to the top of the bronze-colored tins listing the individual candle scents.

The candles were sold at Tommy Bahama retail stores nationwide and online at www.tommybahama.com from November 2010 through January 2011 for about $40.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candles and contact Tommy Bahama for a refund. Consumers can also return the mini-candle set to their nearest Tommy Bahama retail store.

For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (866) 986-8282 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Sunday, or visit the firm's website at www.tommybahama.com

 

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Dick's Sporting Goods Recalls Fitness Resistance Tubes

The clip that holds the handle in place can break

Dick's Sporting Goods Recalls Fitness Resistance Tubes. The clip that holds the handle in place can break....

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc., is recalling about 230,000 fitness resistance tubes. The plastic clip that attaches the resistance tube to the handle can break during use causing the tubing, handle or fragments of the plastic clip to strike the user. This poses a contusion and laceration hazard.

Dick's Sporting Goods has received four reports of contusions, abrasions and lacerations.

This recall involves Fitness Gear and Fitness After 40 branded resistance tubes and adjustable resistance tube kits. The resistance tubes are yellow, blue, red, orange, gray or black and are attached to handles with a plastic clip. "Fitness Gear" is printed in red on the handles of the Fitness Gear-branded products. The Fitness After 40-branded resistance tubes have blue handles with thin green and red stripes. The recalled model numbers are: FAF00004, STA00017, STA00018, STA00019, STA00020, STA00021, STA00022, STA00023, STA00063, STA00064, STA00066. The model number can be found on the bottom of the package.

The tubes were sold at Dick's Sporting Goods stores and online at www.dickssportinggoods.com from October 2009 through November 2010 for between $15 and $60. They were made in China.

Consumers should stop using the resistance tubes immediately and return the product to Dick's Sporting Goods for a store credit for the amount equal to the purchase price.

For additional information, contact Dick's Sporting Goods toll-free at (866) 677-4771 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail Customer.Service@dcsg.com or visit the company's website at www.dickssportinggoods.com

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<font size="4"><b>Fitness After 40:</b></font><br><br>
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