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Dover Dining Table Recalled

The base can collapse

West Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., is recalling about 840 Dover dining tables sold in the U.S. and Canada.  The wooden base of the ta...

PhotoWest Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., is recalling about 840 Dover dining tables sold in the U.S. and Canada.  The wooden base of the table can collapse, causing the glass table top to fall. This poses an injury hazard to consumers.

The firm is aware of 14 reports of tables collapsing or breaking, including one report of a bruise to a consumer’s leg.

The Dover dining table is a tempered glass-top table with a brown wooden base. The base has four legs, four buttress support bars and three glasstop support bars. “West Elm” and “SKU: 2188233” are printed on a white label on the underside of the long, center beam.

West Elm retail and online stores sold the tables nationwide from July 2011 through October 2011 for about $500. They were made in China.

Consumers should contact West Elm for a full store credit. West Elm will schedule a free return pickup of the table.

For additional information, contact West Elm toll-free at (855) 369-4335 between 7 a.m. and midnight ET seven days a week or visit the firm’s website at www.westelm.com

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Petrus Feed And Seed Stores Recalls Its 21% Dog Food

Above-allowable levels of Aflatoxin found in corn used in the feed

Petrus Feed and Seed Stores, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of its dry dog food – 21% Protein Dog Food in 40 lb Petrus Feed bags. The product ...

Petrus Feed and Seed Stores, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of its dry dog food – 21% Protein Dog Food in 40 lb Petrus Feed bags. The product is being recalled because the product was manufactured with corn which tested above acceptable levels for Aflatoxin.

The affected products were manufactured at Cargill’s manufacturing facility located in LeCompte, Louisiana between December 1, 2010 and December 1, 2011.

The recall only applies to 21% Dog Food, packaged in 40 lb Petrus Feed bags with the following packaging Date codes (lot umbers) LL1001 – LL1335.

The affected dry dog food was distributed in Petrus Feed and Seed in Alexandria, Louisiana.

While no adverse health effects related to these products have been reported, Petrus Feed and Seed Store, Inc. is implementing this recall as a precautionary measure. Consumers are urged to return affected products – whether in opened or unopened packages – to their place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, contact 318-443-2259, Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM and Saturday, 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product. Pets that have consumed any of the above recalled products and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.

 

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Madeline Bed Canopy Recalled by Pottery Barn Kids

Parts of the bed can fall off

Pottery Barn Kids is recalling about 7,700 bed canopies. The connections of the posts to the top rails of the canopy can come apart, allowing componen...

PhotoPottery Barn Kids is recalling about 7,700 bed canopies. The connections of the posts to the top rails of the canopy can come apart, allowing components of the canopy to fall and posing an impact hazard to consumers.

The firm is aware of 33 reports of components of the canopy falling, including one report of a cut that required stitches and nine other reports of minor cuts, bruises and/or bumps.

The canopy is part of the Madeline Bedroom Collection. It is made of wood and consists of four posts that connect to the headboard and footboard of the bed and four rails that connect to the top portion of each post. It is available for twin-, full- and queen-sized Madeline Beds and comes in white, antique white, blade green, Sun Valley blade green, Sun Valley light green and Sun Valley espresso. Pottery Barn Kids previously sold the canopy separately as an option for the Madeline Bed.

The beds, made in Vietnam, were sold by Pottery Barn Kids stores nationwide, online at potterybarnkids.com and through Pottery Barn Kids catalogs from December 2003 until August 2011. When sold separately, the canopy sold for $150 to $300.

Consumers should immediately remove the canopy from the bed and contact Pottery Barn Kids to schedule a free repair.

For additional information and to schedule a repair, contact Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at (855) 662-4114 between 4 a.m. and 9 p.m. PT daily or visit the firm’s website at www.potterybarnkids.com

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Hanna Andersson Children's Robes Recalled

They fail to meet flammability standards

Hanna Andersson, of Portland, Ore., is recalling about 1,000 children's robes. They fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children&rsquo...

PhotoHanna Andersson, of Portland, Ore., is recalling about 1,000 children's robes. They fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children.

The robes are fluffy white fleece robes with large multi-color dots. The 100% polyester fleece robes were sold with Euro children’s sizes 80-150 cm (24 months through size 14) printed on the hangtag of the garments. “Style 38310 Hanna Andersson” is printed on the neck tag of the robes.

The robes were made in China and sold at Hanna Andersson retail stores, catalogs nationwide and the Hanna Andersson website from September 2011 through November 2011 for about $50.

Consumers should take these recalled robes away from children immediately and return them to the retailer where purchased for a refund, exchange or store credit.

For additional information, contact Hanna Andersson toll-free at (800) 222-0544 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Saturday or visit the firm’s website at www.HannaAndersson.com

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Petit Lem Children's Pajamas Recalled

Violate federal flammability standard

Petit Lem children's pajamas are being recalled because they fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear. posing a ...

PhotoPetit Lem children's pajamas are being recalled because they fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear. posing a risk of burn injury to children.

The pajamas are a Petit Lem-brand, two-piece, cotton shorts and short-sleeved sleepwear set sold in sizes 2 to 12. The pajamas are blue with flowers, white with flowers and dots, yellow with umbrellas, or pink with butterflies and fairies. Petit Lem Lounge is printed at the inside neck of the shirt.

They were made in China and were sold at specialty children’s stores and websites from January 2009 to November 2009 for about $30.

Children should stop wearing the recalled pajamas immediately and consumers should return them to the retailer where they were purchased or Group Lemur for a refund, exchange or store credit.

For additional information, contact Group Lemur toll-free at (877) 748-6698 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by e-mail at info@lemurgroup.com or at the firm’s website at www.petitlem.com

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Yogurt Raisins, Granola Mix, Cinnamon Granola Mix Recalled

May contain undeclared peanuts

Eillien’s Candies, Inc. is recalling Yogurt Raisins, Granola Mix and Cinnamon Granola Mix because they may contain undeclared yogurt covered peanuts....

Eillien’s Candies, Inc. is recalling Yogurt Raisins, Granola Mix and Cinnamon Granola Mix because they may contain undeclared yogurt covered peanuts. Consumers who are allergic to peanuts may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

Royal Snacks 14 oz Yogurt Raisins Pouch Bag UPC 34952-57156
Nutty Bros. 10 oz Yogurt Raisins Pouch Bag UPC 34952-57689
Eillien’s 1 lb. 2 oz Yogurt Raisins Tray UPC 34952-57254
Piggly Wiggly 1 lb. 2 oz Yogurt Raisins Tray UPC 34952-57391
Blain’s Farm & Fleet 2.5 oz “Snacks to Go” Yogurt Raisins UPC 34952-81913
Blain’s Farm & Fleet 1 lb. Yogurt Raisins UPC 34952-81368
Mills Fleet Farm 1 lb. Yogurt Raisins UPC 34952-35576

Granola Mix (contains Yogurt Raisins):
Eillien’s 1 lb. 6 oz Granola Mix UPC 34952-56648
Mills Fleet Farm 1 lb. 8 oz Granola Mix UPC 34952-36077

Cinnamon Granola Mix (contains Yogurt Raisins):
Eillien’s 1 lb. 2 oz Cinnamon Granola Mix UPC 34952-56647
Mills Fleet Farm 1 lb. 2 oz Cinnamon Granola Mix UPC 34952-36076

This recall affects product distributed throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Colorado.

This recall affects all products listed above with a “sell by” date prior to December 22, 2012.

There have been no reported illnesses.

The recall was initiated when it was discovered that Yogurt Covered Peanuts may have been mixed with Yogurt Covered Raisins.

Consumers with recalled product should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Eillien’s Candies, Inc at 920-336-7549, Tuesday December 27.

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2010-11 Cadillac SRX Recalled

Possible transmission problem

General Motors is recalling about 9,000 Cadillac SRX models from the 2010-11 model years because of a possible problem with the automatic transmission.Th...

PhotoGeneral Motors is recalling about 9,000 Cadillac SRX models from the 2010-11 model years because of a possible problem with the automatic transmission.

The company said the cars may have a transmission shift cable that was improperly installed. If the cable slips out of its bracket, the driver may be unable to shift. Also, the shifter may indicate that it is in "Park" when it is not, allowing the car to roll away.

Dealers will check the cable and, if necessary, repair it.  

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

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New York Handbag Chocolates Recalled

Undeclared nuts and peanuts

Maribel’s Sweets Inc. of New York, is recalling its New York Handbag Collection gourmet chocolate candies because they may contain undeclared peanuts...

Maribel’s Sweets Inc. of New York, is recalling its New York Handbag Collection gourmet chocolate candies because they may contain undeclared peanuts and tree nuts (pistachios). People who have allergies to peanuts and pistachios run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. 

The recalled chocolates were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders.

The chocolates are packaged in either blue or red boxes in the quantities described below. Products were distributed between November 1, 2011 and December 23, 2011.
 

9 pieces in a blue box, UPC 58289 00011
9 pieces in a red box, UPC 58285 00086
16 pieces in a blue box, UPC 58285 00012
16 pieces in a red box, UPC 58289 00087
25 pieces in a blue box UPC 58285 00013
25 pieces in a red box, UPC 58289 00088
100 pieces in a blue box, UPC 77708 00154
100 pieces in a red box, UPC 77708 00185


No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the nut-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of nuts. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes.

The product label has been corrected to properly declare all ingredients, including any nuts or other allergens.

Consumers who have purchased the chocolate candies are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-212 925 6999 between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

 

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Build-A-Bear Recalls Colorful Hearts Teddy Bear

Eyes can fall out, posing a choking hazard

Build-A-Bear is recalling nearly 300,000 Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears. The teddy bear’s eyes could loosen and fall out, posing a choking hazard t...

PhotoBuild-A-Bear is recalling nearly 300,000 Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears. The teddy bear’s eyes could loosen and fall out, posing a choking hazard to children.

The Colorful Hearts Teddy is a stuffed animal about 16 inches high with black plastic eyes. The bear’s fabric covering is printed with multi-colored heart shapes.

The bears were sold by Build-A-Bear Workshops nationwide and online at www.buildabear.com from April 2011 through December 2011 for about $18 in the U.S. and $23 in Canada. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled teddy bear from children and return it to any Build-A-Bear store to receive a coupon for any available stuffed animal from Build-A-Bear.

For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (866) 236-5683 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT and on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT, visit the firm’s website www.buildabear.com or email the firm at colorfulhearts@buildabear.com

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Bugaboo Car Seat Adapter Recalled

Car seat can disconnect from the adapter and fall

About 64,000 Bugaboo car seat adapters are being recalled. When the adapter is used on a stroller that also has a wheeled board accessory attached for...

About 64,000 Bugaboo car seat adapters are being recalled. When the adapter is used on a stroller that also has a wheeled board accessory attached for transporting a standing toddler, and the car seat is positioned so the child faces forward, the car seat can disconnect from the adapter and fall.

Bugaboo received one report of the car seat disconnecting from the adapter and stroller frame, causing a minor injury.

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This recall involves the Bugaboo car seat adapter models 80400GC01 and 80401GC02. The adapters are devices designed to attach car seats to stroller frames. They are made of silver aluminum tubing and black plastic connecting parts.

The adapters were sold by Babies "R" Us, Buy Buy Baby, Neiman Marcus, other department stores and independent juvenile stores, Bugaboo.com and other online retailers nationwide from December 2005 to July 2011 for about $45. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the adapter and contact Bugaboo for a free service kit and decals.

For additional information, contact Bugaboo at serviceus@bugaboo.com or (800) 460-2922 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.bugaboo.com

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Target Recalls Circo Childrens' Travel Cases

They violate lead paint standards

Target is recalling about 139,000 Circo 17” Children’s Travel Cases. The surface coating on the travel cases contain excessive levels...

PhotoTarget is recalling about 139,000 Circo 17” Children’s Travel Cases. The surface coating on the travel cases contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

The Circo brand label is found on the fabric handle attached to the top of the travel case. The girls’ version has a heart/butterfly/daisy pattern on either a pink or teal background with a plush butterfly attached to the zipper pull. The boys’ version has a pattern of three jet planes in red/blue/green on a red or blue airplane-patterned background with a blue plush jet plane attached to the zipper pull. Travel cases covered by this recall include:

Style DescriptionUPC NumberDate Codes*
Circo girls’ 17” travel case – pink or teal618842135844Beginning with 01/11 thru 08/11
Circo boys’ 17” travel case – red or blue618842135868Beginning with 01/11 thru 08/11

*Date codes can be found on either the round Circo hang tag underneath the UPC bar code or on the second white tag sewn inside the cover of the zippered main compartment of the travel case.

Target stores nationwide and Target.com sold the travel cases from April 2011 through August 2011 for approximately $21. They were made in China.

Consumers should stop using the product immediately and return it to any Target store for a refund.

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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Bugaboo Bee Baby Strollers Recalled

Wheels can lock up, causing baby to fall

About 7,000 Bugaboo Bee baby strollers are being recalled. The front swivel wheels can lock while the stroller is in motion, causing the stroller to t...

PhotoAbout 7,000 Bugaboo Bee baby strollers are being recalled. The front swivel wheels can lock while the stroller is in motion, causing the stroller to tip and posing a fall hazard.

Four incidents have been reported where the stroller’s swivel wheels locked and the stroller tipped over. In two of these incidents, the babies suffered minor injuries.

The recalled strollers are made for newborns and toddlers up to 37 pounds. They are sold in two frame colors: silver and all black. The stroller’s seat comes in black or denim colors and canopy colors include yellow, black, khaki, blue, pink and red, plus special collections colors such as tangerine, soft pink, light green, dark purple, denim and the Missoni print collection.

Production dates from January 2011 through September 2011, which are printed with the month abbreviated and year, i.e “Jan. 2011”, the “Bugaboo Bee” name and company address are printed on the date code label located on the stroller frame under the seat unit. “Bugaboo Bee” is also printed on the side of the seat backrest.

The strollers were sold by Toys R Us, Buy Buy Baby and other baby product stores nationwide, online at Bugaboo.com and other online retailers between February 2011 and September 2011 for about $650. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Bugaboo or the retailer where the stroller was purchased to receive free replacement swivel wheels.

For additional information, contact Bugaboo at serviceus@bugaboo.com or at (800) 460-2922       between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at http://www.bugaboo.com/non-swiveling-wheels

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Rayovac Battery Packs for Cordless Power Tools Recalled

Batteries can explode, posing serious injury risk

BatteriesPlus LLC is recalling about 112,000 Rayovac NI-CD Cordless Tool Battery Packs. The replacement battery pack can explode unexpectedly, posing ...

BatteriesPlus LLC is recalling about 112,000 Rayovac NI-CD Cordless Tool Battery Packs. The replacement battery pack can explode unexpectedly, posing a risk of serious injury to consumers.

BatteriesPlus has received five reports of exploding batteries. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves RAYOVAC-branded replacement battery packs used with cordless power tools. “RAYOVAC,” “NI-CD” and a part number beginning with “CTL” are printed in white lettering on the product. The battery packs were sold in voltages ranging between 2.4 and 18 volts in various sizes and shapes. They were sold as replacement batteries to the following brand tools: Black and Decker, Bosch, DeWalt, Makita, Milwaukee, Panasonic, Ryobi and Skil.

The battery packs were sold at BatteriesPlus retail stores nationwide and online at www.batteriesplus.com between June 2008 and October 2011 for about $60. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using and remove the battery packs from cordless tools. Consumers can contact BatteriesPlus for instructions on how to return the product for a store credit.

For more information, contact BatteriesPlus toll-free at (877) 856-3232 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.batteriesplus.com

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Picture of recalled CTL10011 battery pack and date code identification


Picture of recalled CTL10019 battery pack and date code identification


Picture of recalled CTL10032 battery pack and date code identification


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Chevrolet Recalls 2011-12 Captivas

Power steering fluid may overheat and leak

Chevrolet is recalling about 3,000 Captivas from the 2011-12 model year because of a problem with the power steering fluid cooler.The company said the fl...

PhotoChevrolet is recalling about 3,000 Captivas from the 2011-12 model year because of a problem with the power steering fluid cooler.

The company said the fluid may leak, possibly causing a fire.

Dealers will check the coolerpump and, if necessary, replace it.  Parts are not expected to be available until March 2012.  Chevrolet will notify owners when the recall begins. 

Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 about Recall No. 11333.

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Naturalizer Recalls Women's Dress Shoes

The heels can lean, posing a fall hazard

Naturalizer is recalling about 6,800 pairs of “Dare” Women’s dress shoes sold in the United States and Canada.The heels of the shoes ca...

PhotoNaturalizer is recalling about 6,800 pairs of “Dare” Women’s dress shoes sold in the United States and Canada.

The heels of the shoes can lean to either side, posing a fall hazard when worn by consumers.

The firm has received one report of a consumer in Canada who received a minor leg injury when she fell while wearing the shoes.

This recall involves women’s faux patent leather dress shoes with the style name “Dare.” They have a three-inch heel, open toes and a decorative faux patent leather bow across the front. The shoes were sold in sizes 5M to 10M, 11M, 7W to 9W and in gray, nude, scarlet and black colors. “Naturalizer” is printed inside and on the bottom of the shoe. The following stock numbers are printed inside the shoes below the size number: A3279S1020 Dare (gray), A3279S1250 Dare (nude), A3279S1600 Dare (scarlet) and A3279S2001 Dare (black).

Naturalizer stores sold the shoes nationwide from July 2011 through November 2011 for between $25 and $50.  They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop wearing the shoes and return them to any Naturalizer store for a full refund.

For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (888) 443-2019 anytime, visit the firm’s website at www.naturalizer.com, or email the firm at NaturalizerDare@BrownShoe.com

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Swanson Health Products Recalls Organic Celery Seed

May be contaminated with Salmonella

 Swanson Health Products is voluntarily recalling Swanson Organic Celery Seed (Whole) which is packaged in plastic bottles with a net weight of 1.4 oz...

PhotoSwanson Health Products is recalling Swanson Organic Celery Seed (Whole) which is packaged in plastic bottles with a net weight of 1.4 oz. (40 grams) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism entering the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The product was sold by several different methods.  It was either sold at the Swanson Health Products retail store, 109 Broadway N., Fargo, ND, shipped directly to on-line or mail-order consumers, or held for pick up by the consumer at Swanson Health Products headquarters.  The product was sold between June 16, 2011, and December 16, 2011.

The lot number of Swanson Health Products Brand Celery Seed (Whole) with code UPC 0-8761424048-0 included in this recall is BESTBY03JUN2013 1541102C.  The lot number and Best By date can be found on the bottom of the bottle.

Swanson Health Products became aware of the potential contamination after being notified by its supplier, B & M, Inc., Mount Vernon, Missouri.  B & M, Inc. had earlier learned of the potential contamination from its supplier.

No other Swanson spices have been affected by this voluntary recall. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this voluntary recall.

Consumers in possession of this voluntarily recalled product may return it to Swanson Health Products headquarters in Fargo, North Dakota, for a full refund. Consumers or media with questions should contact B&M, Inc. at 1-877-321-5852 (Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST) or Swanson Health Products Customer Care at 1-800-451-9304 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm).

 

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B&M Recalls O Organics Celery Seed Sold at Safeway Stores

May be contaminated with Salmonella

B&M, Inc. of Mount Vernon, Missouri is recalling O Organics Organic Celery Seed sold in Safeway stores due to potential Salmonella ...

PhotoB&M, Inc. of Mount Vernon, Missouri is recalling O Organics Organic Celery Seed sold in Safeway stores due to potential Salmonella contamination. The product is sold at all Safeway-owned stores, including Safeway, Carrs, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Pak ‘N Save, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb and Vons.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella 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.

O Organics Organic Celery Seed is packaged in a glass bottle with a net weight of 1.8oz (51g) and marked with a UPC 0-7989341124-8. The product was sold at stores from May 25, 2011, through December 16, 2011. Bottles with the following lot codes and “Best By” dates are subject to the recall:

Lot Number

Best By Date

1381102A

May 18, 2013

2141102A

August 02, 2013

2591106A

September 16, 2013

2741106A

October 01, 2013

2921102A

October 19, 2013

3321110A

November 28, 2013

 

The lot number and best by date can be found on the bottom of the bottle.

No other O Organics spices have been affected by this voluntary recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this voluntary recall.

B&M, Inc was notified by their supplier that a lot of Organic Celery Seed had potential Salmonella contamination. The recall is based on a positive result for salmonella that was found during routine testing.

Consumers in possession of this voluntarily recalled product may return it to the store at which it was purchased for a full refund.  Consumers or media with questions should contact B&M, Inc. at 1-877-321-5852 (Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST) or you may contact Safeway directly anytime at 1-800-SAFEWAY.

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Nissan Recalls Selected 2010-11 Sentras

Battery may not charge properly

Nissan is recalling about 34,000 Sentras from the 2010-11 model years. The recall affects selected Sentras equipped with MR20 engines.The company said th...

PhotoNissan is recalling about 34,000 Sentras from the 2010-11 model years. The recall affects selected Sentras equipped with MR20 engines.

The company said the zinc coating applied to the battery cable bolts was thicker than specified.  This could cause trouble starting the vehicle and damage the engine control module.  Also, the engine could stall and the car could fail to restart.

Nissan dealers will inspect the cars and make the necessary repairs. Owners may contact NIssan at  1-800-647-7261.

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Nissan Recalls 2011 Juke to Fix Turbocharger

Engine could stall unexpectedly

Nissan is recalling about 28,000 2011 Jukes because of a potential problem with the tubocharger.The company said that a bracket may separate from the air...

PhotoNissan is recalling about 28,000 2011 Jukes because of a potential problem with the tubocharger.

The company said that a bracket may separate from the air inlet tube,  causing the vehicle to stall without warning.

Dealers will inspect the bracket and replace it if necessary.

Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

 

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Hamilton Beach Recalls 2-Slice Toasters

Heating element can come on when toaster is off

Hamilton Beach Brands Inc., is recalling about 14,000 chrome two-slice toasters.When the toasters are first plugged into the outlets, the heating element...

PhotoHamilton Beach Brands Inc., is recalling about 14,000 chrome two-slice toasters.

When the toasters are first plugged into the outlets, the heating element can be energized although the toaster lifter is in the up or off position, which can pose a fire hazard if the toaster is near flammable items.

Hamilton Beach has received five reports of toasters being energized when first plugged into an outlet. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage.

The Hamilton Beach recall involves model 22602 toasters. The model number is printed on the bottom of the toaster. The toaster has a chromed steel exterior, a front control panel with a rotary toast shade selector and function buttons arranged in an arc, a front removable crumb tray and “Hamilton Beach” printed below the control panel.

Mass merchandisers and department, grocery and home center stores sold the toasters nationwide from August 2011 through November 2011 for between $19 and $34. Also, some of these toasters were sent to consumers as replacements for model 22600 toasters recalled in June 2011. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toasters and contact the firm to receive instructions on how to obtain a free replacement toaster.

For additional information, contact Hamilton Beach at (800) 576-6600 anytime. General toaster safety information available from Hamilton Beach at http://tinyurl.com/43va5sd.

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Arctic Cat Snowmobiles Recalled

Headlamp fuse can fail

About 7,000 Arctic Cat snowmobiles are being recalled because the headlamp fuse can fail, disorienting the operator during periods of limited visibili...

About 7,000 Arctic Cat snowmobiles are being recalled because the headlamp fuse can fail, disorienting the operator during periods of limited visibility and posing a crash hazard.

Arctic Cat discovered this condition during production testing of these models. There have been no reports of headlamp failures or injuries.

The recall involves the following 2012 F, XF, and M model snowmobiles:

ModelModel Name/Number
FF800 LXR, F1100 LXR, F800 Sno Pro, F1100 Sno Pro/Limited/50th
XFXF800 LXR, XF1100 LXR, XF800 Sno Pro High Country, XF1100 Limited/50th
MM800, M1100, M800 Sno Pro, M1100 Sno Pro/Limited/50th, M800 HCR

Recalled snowmobiles can be identified by the last six numerals of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in the following ranges: 105092 through 112175 or 800001 through 800033. The model name is located on each side of the hood. The VIN is located on the right side tunnel. The snowmobiles come in a variety of color combinations: Black, White and Orange, Black and Orange, and Black and Green.

Arctic Cat dealerships sold the recalled models nationwide from May 2011 through September 2011 for approximately $10,500 to $13,000. They were made in the United States.

Consumers should immediately stop using these snowmobiles and contact their local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to schedule a free repair. Arctic Cat has notified owners of these snowmobiles directly by mail.

For additional information, call Arctic Cat at             (800) 279-6851       between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.arctic-cat.com



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F Model


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XF Model


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Audi Recalls 2012 A6

Airbags may not be stitched properly

Volkswagen is recalling about 300 2012 Audi A6 models because of a problem with the airbags. The company said the seam of the curtain airbags may no...

PhotoVolkswagen is recalling about 300 2012 Audi A6 models because of a problem with the airbags. 

The company said the seam of the curtain airbags may not be stitched properly.

In the event of a crash, the head cutain air bag might not deploy,, possibly putting occupants at risk of injury.

Dealers will replace the airbags free of charge.

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

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BJ's Recalls Handheld Massagers

Batteries can leak, posing a burn hazard

BJ's Wholesale Club is recalling more than 25,000 handheld massage units. The massager's batteries can leak, posing a burn hazard or skin irritation t...

BJ's Wholesale Club is recalling more than 25,000 handheld massage units. The massager's batteries can leak, posing a burn hazard or skin irritation to consumers.

The firm has received reports from five stores of the batteries in massagers leaking. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves ladybug and bee-shaped "Massage Pet" handheld massagers. The ladybugs are red and black and the bees are yellow and black. The massagers measure 3 1/2 inches tall and 5 inches wide and were sold with two Kendal brand AA batteries. "Massage Pets" and "Dating code 1210A" are printed on the massager's hangtag along with UPC 0 49696 60453 6 for the ladybug and UPC 0 49696 60454 3 for the bee.

The massagers, made in China, were sold by BJ's Wholesale Clubs from September 2011 through December 2011 for about $8.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled massagers and return them to any BJ's Wholesale Club for a full refund. The firm is directly contacting consumers who purchased this product. The firm advises consumers not to touch the batteries or open the battery compartment.

For more information, contact Fourstar Group at (866) 290-6191 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.fsgrecall.com/massagepets.html

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Handbell Toys Recalls Baby Rattles

Small parts can come off, posing a choking hazard

Toys Distribution Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif., is recalling about 50 baby rattles. The recalled rattles can break into small parts, posing a chokin...

Toys Distribution Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif., is recalling about 50 baby rattles. 

The recalled rattles can break into small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children and violating the federal safety requirements for rattles. In addition, the size of the handle on some of the rattles is small enough to enter an infant's mouth, lodge in the throat and cause a choking hazard or lead to bruises and lacerations.

The recall includes plastic rattles sold in various pastel colors and shapes, including a toy phone, animal, small buggy and sea horse. The rattles were sold in sets of five or eight rattles per box.

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"HANDBELL TOYS" is printed in the upper left corner of the package. "MADE IN CHINA" is printed on the bottom of the package. One set has "JUNYI" printed on the front upper right corner of the package and "ITEM NO. 58083801" printed on the back lower corner on a white sticker. Another set has "XIN DA MEI" printed on the front upper right corner of the package and "ITEM NO. 308363" printed on the back lower corner on a white sticker.

Small toy stores sold the rattles in Colorado and Texas from December 2009 through December 2010 for about $2. They were made in China.

Consumers should take the recalled rattles away from children immediately and return them to the place of purchase or contact Toys Distribution Inc. to receive a full refund or replacement product.

For additional information, contact Toys Distribution Inc. collect at (323) 266-8088 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also e-mail the firm at mailbox@shoptdi.com



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E-Z-GO Recalls Golf Cars, Shuttles, Utility Vehicles

Steering may fail

E-Z-GO is recalling nearly 22,000 TXT golf cars, Cushman shuttle vehicles and Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles. The threaded end of the rack rod...

E-Z-GO is recalling nearly 22,000 TXT golf cars, Cushman shuttle vehicles and Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles. The threaded end of the rack rod ball joint can break and the ball joint can become displaced, causing the driver to lose steering control. This can result in a crash.

The firm is aware of 71 reports of the ball joint breaking, 13 of which resulted in the ball joint displacing. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled vehicles are gas- and electric-powered, four-wheeled vehicles with bench seats for the driver and passengers. The following models are included:

ModelSerial Number
E-Z-GO TXT Fleet golf cars2748187 thru 2770316
E-Z-GO Freedom TXT golf cars2748187 thru 2770316
E-Z-GO TXT shuttle vehicles2748187 thru 2770316
Cushman Bellhop shuttle vehicles2748187 thru 2770316
E-Z-GO ST utility vehicles2748187 thru 2770316
Bad Boy Buggies HD, LD and LTO utility vehicles8000035 thru 8002809

The brand and model names are printed on the side and front panels of the vehicles. Serial numbers are printed on a plate or label located on the exterior of the vehicle below the driver’s seat.

E-Z-GO and Bad Boy dealers sold the recalled vehicles nationwide from February 2011 through July 2011 for between $6,650 and $10,650. They were made in the United States.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact E-Z-GO or an authorized dealer for a free repair. E-Z-GO and E-Z-GO dealers are contacting known owners.

For additional information, contact E-Z-GO toll-free at (800) 774-3946 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm’s website at www.ezgo.com



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Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan Recalled

Wheels studs may fracture, causing wheel to fall off

Ford is recalling about 128,000 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan models from the 2010-2011 model years.  The recall affects vehicles equipped with 17-inc...

PhotoFord is recalling about 128,000 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan models from the 2010-2011 model years.  The recall affects vehicles equipped with 17-inch steel wheels.

The company said the wheel studs may fracture, possibly causing a wheel to separate.

Dealers will inspect the studs and replace them if necessary.

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

Vehicle Make / Model:   Model Year(s):
     FORD / FUSION   2010-2011
     MERCURY / MILAN   2010-2011
Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANYMfr's Report Date: DEC 05, 2011
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Bella Bliss Recalls Children's Cotton Pajamas

They don''t meet flammability standards

Bella Bliss is recalling about 2,300 sets of children's cotton pajames. The pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children's sle...

PhotoBella Bliss is recalling about 2,300 sets of children's cotton pajames. The pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear posing a risk of burn injury to children.

The pajamas are a two-piece, cotton sleepwear set sold in sizes 2 to 12. The pajamas are white, blue, pink or red. "Bella Bliss" is written on the neck tag.

The pajamas were sold by Bella Bliss catalog and website, and specialty clothing retailers and online stores from January 2008 to June 2011 for about $48 to $58. They were made in Peru.

Children should stop wearing the recalled sleepwear immediately and consumers should return it to the retailer where the product was purchased for a refund, exchange or store credit.

For additional information, contact Bella Bliss toll-free at (866) 846-5295 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.bellabliss.com

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Uncle Ben's Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable Recalled

The package contains an undeclared milk allergen

Mars Food US has issued a voluntary recall of two date codes of UNCLE BEN’s Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable due to an undeclared milk allergen....

PhotoMars Food US has issued a voluntary recall of two date codes of UNCLE BEN’s Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable due to an undeclared milk allergen.

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. No other flavors of UNCLE BEN’s Whole Grain White Rice or any other UNCLE BEN’s products are affected. 

This product was distributed through retail stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin. 

The recall only affects UNCLE BEN’s Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable 4.7 oz. (133 g) boxes with the following: 

UPC code of 54800 40778 
Best before: 08/12 
Code dates: 133BA4RP06 and 133BB4RP06 

An ingredient supplier improperly included an undeclared milk ingredient in the seasoning mix used for this product. Consumers with milk allergies are advised not to eat the product. All consumers should return the product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. 

Mars Food US has not received any reports of illness or other consumer complaints related to this matter. 

Consumers with additional questions should call the UNCLE BEN’S Consumer Care line at: 1-800-548-6253, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. (EST) Monday – Friday, or visit www.unclebens.com.

 

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Club Car Recalls Golf Carts

Potential fuel leak could start a fire

Club Car LLC is recalling about 600 golf carts. The fuel tank seam can separate and allow fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard.Club Car has received t...

PhotoClub Car LLC is recalling about 600 golf carts. The fuel tank seam can separate and allow fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard.

Club Car has received three reports of incidents involving fuel tank seams splitting. No injuries or fires have been reported.

This recall involves following 2011 Precedent golf cars. The model and serial numbers are located above the passenger’s side floor board. “Club Car” is printed on the front of the golf cars.

Recalled Precedent Golf Cars
ModelSerial Number Range
CFCF1139-233925 - CF1147-250173
PRPR1139-233918 - PR1147-249956
PYPY1144-244648

Authorized Club Car dealers sold the carts nationwide from April 2011 through May 2011 for between $8,000 and $9,200. They were made in the United States.

Consumers should stop using the recalled golf cars and contact Club Car for a free inspection and replacement of the fuel tank. The firm is directly contacting consumers who purchased the golf cars.

For more information, contact Club Car at (800) 227-0739 ext. 3580 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.clubcar.com

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Nautilus Recalls Schwinn Elliptical Exercise Equipment

Foot plates can detach

Nautilus is recalling about 10,000 elliptical exercise machines. The foot plates can detach from the machine during use, posing a fall hazard.Nautil...

PhotoNautilus is recalling about 10,000 elliptical exercise machines. The foot plates can detach from the machine during use, posing a fall hazard.

Nautilus has received nine reports of foot plates detaching or breaking during use. One incident resulted in a consumer striking his knee.

Elliptical exercise trainer equipment sold under the model name Schwinn 460. The machine is 73 inches tall and 54 inches long. It is made of gray anodized aluminum with two moving and two fixed handlebars all with black rubberized padding. The fixed handlebars have heart rate sensors on both sides. The machine has a touch-screen console, an adjustable fan and an orange-colored, oversized water bottle holder. A medallion with the Schwinn logo is on the bottom right side of the base of the machine.

The machines wre sold at Nautilus.com, Amazon.com, Dick's Sporting Goods, AAFES, specialty fitness retailers and specialty sporting goods stores nationwide between July 2008 and May 2011 for about $1,000. They were made in China.

Consumers should stop using the recalled models immediately and contact Nautilus for a free repair kit that includes an extended warranty.

For additional information, contact Nautilus toll-free at 800-259-9019 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, or on the company's website at www.schwinn.com

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Toyota Recalls 2011-2012 Sienna Vans

The vans don't display the proper weight ratings

Toyota is recalling about 210,000 Sienna vans from the 2011-2012 model years.  The company said the vans don't meet federal requirements for display...

Toyota is recalling about 210,000 Sienna vans from the 2011-2012 model years.  

The company said the vans don't meet federal requirements for displaying the correct weight capacity. That could lead to overloading of the vehicle, which could cause a crash.

Toyota will send owners a placard and revised owners manual.

Customers with questions may call Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

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Halloween Projection Flashlights Recalled

They can overheat, blister and melt

Nygala Corp. is recalling about 10,000 Halloween projection flashlights. The flashlights can overheat, blister and melt, posing fire and burn hazards ...

PhotoNygala Corp. is recalling about 10,000 Halloween projection flashlights. The flashlights can overheat, blister and melt, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

The firm has received one reported incident involving a flashlight that overheated, blistered and melted.

The black and orange plastic flashlight is 6 ½ inches long and has pumpkins, bats, witches, haunted houses and cats on the handle. The flashlights come with six different plastic lenses that attach to the flashlight to project various images, including a pumpkin, bat, witch, haunted house and cat. The flashlights use two AA batteries. “Flomo,” “HW189” and UPC 677916518266 are printed on the packaging.

Discount stores in California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah sold the flashlights from August 2010 through October 2011 for about $1. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled flashlights, remove and properly discard the batteries and return the flashlights to the store where purchased for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Nygala Corp. at (800) 445-5936 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website www.flomousa.com

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