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Arctic Cat Recalls Snowmobile

Steering can fail

Arctic Cat is recalling about 19,000 snowmobiles. The lower steering tie-rod attachment can loosen and cause loss of steering control, posing a crash ...

PhotoArctic Cat is recalling about 19,000 snowmobiles. The lower steering tie-rod attachment can loosen and cause loss of steering control, posing a crash hazard.

Arctic Cat has received four reports of incidents, including one complete loss of steering control. No injuries have been reported.

Arctic Cat dealerships sold the snowmobiles nationwide from May 2011 through December 2011 for between $10,500 and $14,500. They were made in the U.S.

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

The recall involves the 2012 model year of the F, XF, and M model snowmobiles.

ModelModel Name/Number
FF800 LXR, F1100 LXR, F800 Sno Pro, F1100 Turbos, F1100 Sno Pro/Limited/50th
XFXF800 LXR, XF1100 LXR, XF800 Sno Pro High Country, XF1100 Turbos, XF100 Limited/50th
MM800, M1100, M800 Sno Pro, M1100 Sno Pro/Limited/50th, M800 HCR, M1100 Turbos

The model name is located on each side of the hood. The snowmobiles were sold in a variety of these color combinations: black, white and orange, black and orange, black and green and white and green.

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Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion Recalled

Recall is directed to retailers, not consumers

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. is voluntarily recalling from retailers one lot of AVEENO® BABY CALMING COMFORT® LOTION (full produc...

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. is voluntarily recalling from retailers one lot of AVEENO® BABY CALMING COMFORT® LOTION (full product details below) in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.

This is not a consumer-level recall and no action is required by consumers, the company said.

This recall is being initiated as a precautionary measure after testing of a product sample by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That test indicated that the lot exceeded the specifications for common bacteria, though extensive testing by an independent laboratory afterward did not show that specifications were exceeded. However, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. has voluntarily initiated this recall out of an abundance of caution. This action is not being undertaken on the basis of adverse events and the potential for adverse health effects is remote. Other lots of AVEENO® BABY CALMING COMFORT® LOTION are not affected by this recall and remain available.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the FDA.

Consumers who would like a refund or coupon, or who have questions or concerns about the recalled product, should call our Consumer Call Center at 1-877-298-2525 (available Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time).

The lot number and UPC code for the recalled product is embossed on the tube.

FULL RECALLED PRODUCT LIST:

PRODUCT NAMELOT NUMBERUPC CODE
AVEENO® BABY CALMING COMFORT® LOTION0161LK38137-0036456

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Walgreen Recalls Chocolate-Covered Raisins

May contain peanut, almond, soy ingredients

Walgreen Co. is voluntarily recalling certain lots of 13-oz. Walgreens Chocolate-Covered Raisins because the packages may contain Walgreens Bridge Mix with...

PhotoWalgreen Co. is voluntarily recalling certain lots of 13-oz. Walgreens Chocolate-Covered Raisins because the packages may contain Walgreens Bridge Mix with peanut, almond and soy ingredients.

The error occurred when Walgreens Bridge Mix was mistakenly packaged with the Walgreens Chocolate-Covered Raisin labeling. Walgreens discovered the incident after receiving a consumer complaint of an allergic reaction. The product manufacturer, GKI Foods, Inc. of Brighton, Mich., is also cooperating in the voluntary recall.

Walgreen Co. has already instructed stores to stop selling the affected product, which can be identified as a blue and white plastic bag with chocolate-covered raisins pictured on the front and the following identifying information on the back label: best by date of "Oct 42012A1", UPC number 04902245661, and item number 280217. The affected product was distributed through Walgreen distribution centers in Arizona, Connecticut and California and to Walgreens retail stores in the Northeastern and Western United States. Customers who have purchased the product may return it to Walgreens for a full refund.

Walgreen Co. and GKI Foods Inc. take the safety of their customers seriously and are working with the FDA on this recall. For additional information, contact Walgreens Product Quality Department at 847-315-2755, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. central time.

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Britax Recalls Chaperone Infant Car Seat

Harness adjuster can detach fro the seat

Britax is recalling about 14,000 Chaperone Infant Car Seats sold in the U.S. due to a defect in the harness adjuster announced.The Britax recall affe...

PhotoBritax is recalling about 14,000 Chaperone Infant Car Seats sold in the U.S. due to a defect in the harness adjuster announced.

The Britax recall affects seat models E9L692J, E9L692K, E9L692L and E9L692M manufactured from September 1, 2010, through April 30, 2011, and is intended to address a defective rivet that attaches the harness adjuster to the car seat.

The defective rivet can cause the harness adjuster to detach from the seat, rendering the safety harness straps used to secure an infant in the seat unable to properly restrain the child. Britax intends to provide consumers and retailers with a remedy kit to ensure the harness adjuster is securely attached by February 6, 2012, and will continue to replace seats with detached harness adjusters until that date.

Owners of car seats whose harness adjuster is detached from the seat are advised to stop using the device immediately and to contact Britax to have the issue resolved. The harness adjuster is located at the foot of the car seat and can be easily accessed by lifting the fabric and checking that the adjuster is secured in place by the rivet.

Consumers who have a detached harness adjuster or that would like further information about this recall should contact Britax Child Safety, Inc., at (888) 427-4829 or at www.britaxusa.com

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BJ's Recalls LED Flashlights

They can overheat and melt

BJ's is recalling about 41,000 LED flashlight and battery sets.  The flashlights can heat up, smoke or melt when turned on, posing fire and burn hazar...

PhotoBJ's is recalling about 41,000 LED flashlight and battery sets.  The flashlights can heat up, smoke or melt when turned on, posing fire and burn hazards.

BJ’s has received two reports of incidents with the flashlights, including one unit overheating and one unit burning and making a loud noise. One minor injury to a consumer’s hand has been reported.

The recall involves Superex SAFETO GO LED flashlight and battery sets. The flashlight sets include one 9.5-inch flashlight with 10 LEDs, two 7.5-inch flashlights with seven LEDs and two 6-inch flashlights with five LEDs. The sets also include seven “D” size batteries and four “AA” size batteries. The flashlights in the sets are made of either red or black plastic with black or gray rubber around the handles and light bases. The words “Superex,” “SAFETO GO Family Pack,” and “Bright White LED Flashlights” appear on the front of the packaging. The UPC 0-56986-01008-3 is printed on the back of the packaging along with the SKU number 700935.

BJ’s Wholesale Clubs sold the flashlights from July 2011 through December 2011 for about $15. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using all of the flashlights and return them to any BJ’s Wholesale Club for a full refund. Consumers should properly dispose of the batteries before returning the flashlights to the store.

For additional information, contact BJ’s at 800-BJS-CLUB between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.ET Monday through Friday or between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or visit the company’s website at www.bjs.com/contact. BJ’s is contacting its customers directly.

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Columbia ParCar Recalls Utility Vehicles

Steering yoke can loosen

 Columbia ParCar Corporation is recalling about 1,400 golf, service and utility vehicles. The lower steering yoke can loosen where it attaches ...

Columbia ParCar Corporation is recalling about 1,400 golf, service and utility vehicles. The lower steering yoke can loosen where it attaches to the steering rack and pinion, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash.

The recalled items are 2009, 2010 and 2011 Columbia ParCar golf carts, low-speed service and utility vehicles. They are 36- or 48-volt electric vehicles manufactured from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011. Vehicles can be identified by their Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) located either on the passenger’s side left kick panel, in the driver’s side storage compartment or on the steering wheel beneath the center cap. The following Columbia vehicles are being recalled:

Eagle (P4E) Golf Vehicle: 
2008 Models VIN Range: P4***-**G0231 through G0562 
2009 Models VIN Range: P4***-**H0112 through H0302 
2010 Models VIN Range: P4***-**I0101 through I0105 
2010 Models VIN Range: P4***-**J0115 through J0420 
2011 Models VIN Range: P4***-**K0101 through K0343

Shuttle (C6E) Personnel Carrier: 
2008 Models VIN Range: TC6**-**G0143 through G0212 
2009 Models VIN Range: TC6**-**H0102 through H0129 
2010 Models VIN Range: TC6**-**I0101 through I0106 
2010 Models VIN Range: TC6**-**J0107 through J0135 
2011 Models VIN Range: TC6**-**K0101 through K0106

Tram (C10E) Personnel Carrier:
2008 Models VIN Range: TC1E4-*WG0142 through WG0206 
2009 Models VIN Range: TC1E4-*WH0101 through WH0132 
2010 Models VIN Range: TC1E4-*WJ0108 through WJ00112 
2011 Models VIN Range: N/A

Summit (SM/SUV) Utility Vehicle: 
2010 Models VIN Range: SU*F4-4*J0109 through J0116 
2011 Models VIN Range: S**F4-4*K0101 through K0106

Utilitruck (EU4, EU24) Utility Vehicle:
2008 Models VIN Range: U#***-**G0156 through G0253 
2009 Models VIN Range: U#***-**H0102 through H0175 
2010 Models VIN Range: U#***-**I0102 through I0102 
2010 Models VIN Range: U#***-**J0106 through J0154 
2011 Models VIN Range: U#***-**K0101 through K0124 
(Note: # after U represents either a 2 or a 4.)

Scout (S10E) Utility Vehicle: 
2008 Models VIN Range: US1E*-*ZG0157 through ZG0241 
2009 Models VIN Range: US1E*-*ZH0117 through ZH0178 
2010 Models VIN Range: US1E*-*ZI0101 through ZI0103 
2010 Models VIN Range: US1E*-*ZJ0104 through ZJ0147 
2011 Models VIN Range: US1E*-*ZK0102 through ZK0126

The vehicles were sold by ParCar dealers from July 1, 2008 to July 31, 2011 for between $5,000 and $12,000. They were made in the U.S.

Consumers should contact local ParCar dealer for a free inspection and repair as required.

For additional information, contact Columbia ParCar Corp. at (800) 222-4653 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.parcar.com



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Eagle


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Shuttle


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Tram


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Summit (SM)


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Summit (SUV)


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Anytime Deli Turkey & Ham Subs Recalled

May be contaminated with Listeria

M.E. Thompson, Inc. of Jacksonville, FL is recalling its Anytime Deli Turkey & Ham Sub Sandwich, UPC 0543200194, with an expiration date of January 19t...

M.E. Thompson, Inc. of Jacksonville, FL is recalling its Anytime Deli Turkey & Ham Sub Sandwich, UPC 0543200194, with an expiration date of January 19th and January 22nd because it has 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 sub sandwiches were distributed on January 2nd and 3rd  to convenience stores in Florida and South Georgia under the label Anytime Deli Turkey & Ham Footlong. The  sandwich is packaged in white butcher wrap.  The Best Buy date is located on the  white press on circular label. The UPC Code is located on the bottom of the product beneath the Ingredient and Nutrition Facts label.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services which revealed that the finished products contained Listeria. 

The product has already been removed from store shelves; however, consumers who may have purchased the sandwich for later consumption are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-394-6258 Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5 PM EST.

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KYMCO Utility Vehicles Recalled

Fire hazard from exposed exhaust system

KYMCO is recalling about 1,900 utility vehicles. An exposed portion of the exhaust system can allow debris such as leaves, brush or other flammable ma...

PhotoKYMCO is recalling about 1,900 utility vehicles. An exposed portion of the exhaust system can allow debris such as leaves, brush or other flammable materials to enter the opening and ignite, posing a fire hazard.

KYMCO USA has received three reports of vehicles catching on fire and being damaged. No reports of injuries have been received.

The recall involves 2009 through 2012 KYMCO utility task vehicles (UTVs). The vehicles are gasoline-powered, off-road vehicles with two side-by-side seats, a cargo bed and a steering wheel. The vehicles come in red, blue, black, gray, orange, silver and green and have the model and brand name “KYMCO” on both sides of the rear fender area and the front of the hood. The following UTVs are being recalled:

ModelsModel YearVehicle Identification Number (VIN) Range
UXV 500
UXV 500 LE
UXV 500 SE
2009
2010
2011
2012
RFBUS37A 09B100101 through 9CB490364
UXV 500i
UXV 500iLE
UXV 500iSE
2012RFBUS33A 4CB100101 through 8CB230205

The VIN is located on the frame behind the right front wheel. The tenth alphanumeric character of the VIN is the model year of the vehicle (i.e. 9 = 2009, A = 2010, B = 2011, C = 2012).

KYMCO dealers nationwide sold the vehicles from June 2008 to October 2011 for between $7,600 and $10,100. They were made in Taiwan.

Consumers should stop using these vehicles and return them to a KYMCO dealer for the free installation of a repair kit.

For more information, contact KYMCO USA at (888) 235-3417 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at info@kymcousa.com, or visit the firm’s website at www.kymcousa.com

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Toyo Recalls Extensa Tires

Kink in bead area may cause tire to crack

Toyo is recalling about 69,000 Extensa  A/S / P225/60R16 97T tires.  The tires may have a kink in the bead area, which could cause the tire ...

Toyo is recalling about 69,000 Extensa  A/S / P225/60R16 97T tires.  The tires may have a kink in the bead area, which could cause the tire to crack.

If a crack develops and is undetected, the tire may fail, which could cause a crash.

Tire Brand Name / Tire Line / Tire Size:   Production Dates:
    TOYO / EXTENSA A/S / P225/60R16 97T   SEP 20, 2009 - NOV 06, 2010
Manufacturer: TOYO TIRE HOLDINGS OF AMERICAS INC.Mfr's Report Date: JAN 19, 2012

Toyo will notify owners and replace the tires free of charge when the recall begins in February. Owners may contact Toyo at 1-800-442-8696.

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Nitto Bicycle Handlebars Recalled

They can break while in use

Euro Asia Imports is recalling about 2,000 Nitto bicycle handlebars are being recalled. They can break while the user is riding the bike, resulting in loss...

PhotoEuro Asia Imports is recalling about 2,000 Nitto bicycle handlebars are being recalled. They can break while the user is riding the bike, resulting in loss of control and a fall hazard.

Two incidents of the handlebars breaking have been reported, including one involving a fall and a cut to the rider’s leg.

This recall involves Nitto aluminum bicycle handlebars with model number B259AA. They were sold in the following colors: red, blue, black, gold, green, pink and silver. “NITTO” and “B259” are printed at the end of the handlebars.

Bicycle specialty stores and dealers sold the handlebars nationwide from January 2008 through July 2011 for between $60 and $80. They were made in Japan.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled handlebars and contact Euro Asia Imports to receive free replacement handlebars.

For additional information, contact Euro Asia Imports toll-free at (888) 662-1814 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.euroasiaimports.com

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Oregon Replacement Lawnmower Blades Recalled

The blades can break, posing a laceration hazard

Blount International is recalling about 950 Oregon Replacement Lawnmower Blades. The replacement blades can break during normal use, posing a lacerati...

PhotoBlount International is recalling about 950 Oregon Replacement Lawnmower Blades. The replacement blades can break during normal use, posing a laceration hazard to the user and bystanders.

Blount has received seven reports of replacement blades breaking during use. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Blount lawnmower replacement blades for Ariens 48-inch lawnmowers. The replacement blades are sold under the Oregon brand name. “Oregon®,” part number “91-003” and “PA” or “PJ” are printed on the surface of the recalled blades.

Independent lawn and garden sales and service stores sold the blades nationwide from January 2010 through September 2011 for about $20. They were made in the U.S.

Consumers should immediately stop using lawnmowers with the recalled blades and return the blades to the store where purchased or directly to Blount for a free replacement.

For additional information, contact (866) 685-5449 between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.blount.com

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Lee Carter Rattles Recalled

The rattles pose a choking hazard for infants

Lee Carter Co. is recalling about 25,000 infant rattles. The rattle's handle is small enough to fit into a child's throat, posing a choking hazard and...

PhotoLee Carter Co. is recalling about 25,000 infant rattles. The rattle's handle is small enough to fit into a child's throat, posing a choking hazard and violating federal rattle standards.

The recalled rattles are made out of multi-colored, woven plastic and have a bell inside. They measure about 4 1/2 inches long. "Made in Mexico" and "Lee Carter Company" are printed on a tag on a purple plastic loop at the end of the rattle's handle.

Various Mexican specialty craft stores sold the rattles nationwide from February 2001 through October 2011 for about $4. They were made in Mexico.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattles away from infants and return them to Lee Carter Co. for a full refund or credit towards a replacement product.

For additional information, consumers should call Lee Carter Co. collect at (415) 824-2004 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.leecartercompany.com

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Mexican Wrestling Action Figures Recalled

Lead paint standard violated

Lee Carter Co. is recalling about 7,000 packs of Super Luchamania Action Figures. The surface paints on the action figures contain excessive levels of...

Lee Carter Co. is recalling about 7,000 packs of Super Luchamania Action Figures. The surface paints on the action figures contain excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law.

The recalled Mexican wrestling Super Luchamania action figures were sold in packs of 12. The multi-colored action figures are plastic, have plastic capes and measure about four inches tall. "Super Luchamania" is printed on the action figures' packaging.

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Various Mexican specialty craft stores sold the figures nationwide from June 2000 through October 2011 for between $12 and $14 per pack. They were made in Mexico.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled action figures away from children and return them to Lee Carter Co. for a full refund or credit towards a replacement product.

For additional information, consumers should call Lee Carter Co. collect at (415) 824-2004 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.leecartercompany.com

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Jones' Mock Salt Spicy Southwest Blend Recalled

May be contaminated with Salmonella

Jones’ Seasoning Blends LLC announced a recall of Jones’ Mock Salt Original as well as Jones’ Mock Salt Spicy Southwest Blend due to the ...

PhotoJones’ Seasoning Blends LLC announced a recall of Jones’ Mock Salt Original as well as Jones’ Mock Salt Spicy Southwest Blend due to the potential contamination of Salmonella.

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.

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

This recall has been initiated due to possible Salmonella contamination of the celery seeds ingredient used in Jones Mock Salt. 

The following affected products were directly distributed to grocery stores and markets in California, Minnesota, and Washington and it was also sold through internet orders on www.jonesmocksalt.com:

Jones’ Mock Salt Original: Organic Salt Free Seasoning, 1.6 oz bottles (UPC 0 94922 16616 6), 12 oz bags (UPC 0 94922 07199 6) and 16 oz bags (0 94922 16616 6).

Jones’ Mock Salt Spicy Southwest Blend: Organic Salt Free Seasoning, 1.6 oz bottles (UPC 0 94922 01560 0).

There is no lot number identifying the bottles or bags. Any products purchased from July 1, 2011 to December 14, 2011 should be destroyed.

Consumers should contact Ms. June Jones at 253-468-9595 (Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PST) or send email for instructions on how to receive replacements.

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Travelin' Chef Food Carriers Recalled

Freezer gel packs can leak, posing a poisoning hazard

California Innovations Inc., of Toronto, Canada is recalling about 55,000 Travelin' Chef Expandable Thermal Food Carriers. Gel that contains diet...

PhotoCalifornia Innovations Inc., of Toronto, Canada is recalling about 55,000 Travelin' Chef Expandable Thermal Food Carriers. Gel that contains diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol can leak out of damaged freezer gel packs, posing a poisoning hazard if ingested by children or adults.

The recalled product is a four-piece food carrier set, which includes a light blue thermal carrier with black carrying handles, a medium plastic food container, a large plastic food container and a freezer gel pack. The recalled thermal carrier has the code "1-38018-69-07" printed on a white label on the inside of the main compartment on the left hand side.

The thermal carrier is 18 inches wide, 10.5 inches deep and 4.7 inches high and made of vinyl and polyester. The medium food container measures 9.75 inches by 6.25 inches by 3.5 inches. The large food container measures 11.75 inches by 8.75 inches by 3.5 inches. The gel pack is an 8.5-inch by 8-inch, opaque blue plastic pouch filled with liquid gel. The words "Cryofreeze" and "Ice Pack/Hot Pack" are printed in white letters on the front of the pouch.

The carriers were sold at Walmart stores between August 2008 to December 2011 for about $22. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the gel packs and dispose of them according to federal, state and/or local regulations. It is recommended that consumers contact their local waste disposal authority for instructions. Consumers may return the gel pack to Walmart for a refund of $6 or contact California Innovations customer service at (800) 722-2545 for the same refund.

For additional information, call California Innovations at (800) 722-2545 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.californiainnovations.com

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Expandable Lunch Boxes With Gel Packs Recalled

The gel can leak, creating a poisoning hazard

California Innovations Inc., of Toronto, Canada, is recalling about 248,000 Expandable Insulated Lunch Boxes with Freezer Gel Packs. Gel that contains diet...

PhotoCalifornia Innovations Inc., of Toronto, Canada, is recalling about 248,000 Expandable Insulated Lunch Boxes with Freezer Gel Packs. Gel that contains diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol can leak out of damaged freezer gel packs, posing a poisoning hazard if ingested by children or adults.

The firm has received two separate reports of a dog chewing and ingesting gel from the gel pack. One dog reportedly died from ingestion of the gel. The other was reported to have received treatment and has recovered.

The recalled product is a Ci Sport three-piece, expandable, insulated lunch box set, which includes the lunch box, aluminum bottle and the freezer gel pack. The lunch box of the recalled set has the code "1-61731-99-57" printed on one of the two white labels that are sewn under the white fastener inside the main compartment.

The lunch box is 8 inches wide, 5 inches deep and 10.25 inches high. It is made of vinyl, polyester nylon and crushed nylon and has a logo with the words "Ci Sport" attached to the upper left corner. The lunch box has a carrying handle on the top and a mesh carrying pouch for the aluminum bottle on the side. The aluminum bottle measures 2.75 inches in diameter and 7.5 inches tall. The gel pack is a 6-inch by 4-inch transparent plastic pouch filled with blue liquid gel. The words "Cryofreeze" and "Ice Pack/Hot Pack" are printed in white letters on the front of the pouch. The lunch box was available in four colors: navy blue, red, black and denim blue.

Costco Wholesale Clubs, Leon Korol and Cost U Less stores sold the lunch boxes between May 2007 and September 2008 for about $10. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the gel packs and dispose of them according to federal, state and/or local regulations. It is recommended that consumers contact their local waste disposal authority for instructions. Consumers may return the lunch box set to Costco for a full refund or may receive a $5 cash refund for the gel pack only by contacting California Innovations.

For additional information, call California Innovations at (800) 722-2545 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail ci-recall@ca-innovations.com or visit the firm's website atwww.californiainnovations.com

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Price Chopper Recalls Shredded Taco Cheese

Cheese may contain shredded plastic

Price Chopper Supermarkets is issuing a voluntary recall on its Coyote Joe’s Shredded Taco Cheese 16 oz, UPC 41735-12509 with an expiration date of A...

PhotoPrice Chopper Supermarkets is issuing a voluntary recall on its Coyote Joe’s Shredded Taco Cheese 16 oz, UPC 41735-12509 with an expiration date of April 21, 2012 due to the possibility of shredded plastic fragments inside the packaging. 

The cheese was sold chainwide between the dates of January 4th and January 17th, 2012. 

In addition to alerting the media, Price Chopper has initiated its Smart Reply notification program, which uses purchase data and consumer phone numbers on file in connection with the company’s AdvantEdge (loyalty) card to alert those households that may have purchased the product in question. 

Customers can return the product to their local Price Chopper for a full refund. For more information, visit the pricechopper.com website or call Price Chopper at 1-800-666-7667, option 3 between the hours of 8:30am and 7:00pm. 

Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 128 Price Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com.

 

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Vagifresh Ball, Vagifresh Gel Recalled

Products may contain bacteria and undeclared drugs

USA Far Ocean Group Inc. is recalling Vagifresh Ball and Vagifresh Gel, sold as cosmetics. Vagifresh Gel was found by FDA analysis to contain ben...

PhotoUSA Far Ocean Group Inc. is recalling Vagifresh Ball and Vagifresh Gel, sold as cosmetics. Vagifresh Gel was found by FDA analysis to contain benzocaine, an active ingredient for many anesthetic drug products. FDA analysis of Vagifresh Ball found the product contains bacteria. 

The FDA has also determined that marketing material for these products contained unsubstantiated therapeutic claims related to various gynecologic conditions that could have caused women taking these products from seeking appropriate medical care for potentially serious medical conditions.

Vagifresh Ball and Vagifresh Gel products are marketed as cosmetics, and applied by inserting deeply into the vagina for a prolonged period of time. These products were sold via herbal stores, beauty shops, drug stores, internet and mail order.

These two products were also sold under the mixed package named Female One, which contained Vagifresh Ball, Vagifresh Gel and Vagifresh Liquid (this recall does not involve Vagifresh Liquid). FDA analysis of Vagifresh Ball found the product contains bacteria including Staphylococcus lentus, S. sciuri, Bacillus Lantus, Alloiococcus otitis, Aerococcus viridans, Aeromonas salmonicid, Gemella spp, and Leuconostoc spp.

Consumers in possession of these products should stop using it immediately and contact their physician if they experienced any problem that may be related to using any of these products.

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

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

 

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Minoxidil 15% Azelaic 5% Hair Regrowth Products

FDA says products are unapproved drugs and may be hazardous

Perfect Image Solutions, LLC is recalling all lots of Men's Minoxidil 15% Azelaic 5% Hair regrowth topical, 60mL; Men's Minoxidil 10% Azelaic 5% Hair regro...

PhotoPerfect Image Solutions, LLC is recalling all lots of Men's Minoxidil 15% Azelaic 5% Hair regrowth topical, 60mL; Men's Minoxidil 10% Azelaic 5% Hair regrowth topical, 60mL; Men's Minoxidil 5% Azelaic 5% Hair regrowth topical, 60mL; Women's Minoxidil 3% Azelaic 5% Hair regrowth topical, 60mL; and Hair regrowth shampoo enhanced with Ketoconazole and salicylic acid, 180mL, to the consumer level.

The products are deemed “unapproved new drugs” under the law and U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations and may present potential health hazards.

Use of these topical products containing 15% and 10% Minoxidil have not been shown to be safe, and could pose a risk to the general public due to the possibility of systemic absorption. Skin abrasions or irritations, such as psoriasis or sunburn, could increase the systemic absorption of topically administered Minoxidil.

Minoxidil 15% and 10% could cause low blood pressure, heart palpitations and associated cardiac symptoms. Azelaic acid contained in the topical products could make the skin where it is applied more sensitive to sunburn. Ketoconazole contained in the shampoo product could cause hair discoloration and abnormal hair texture, removal of the curl from permanently waved hair, itching, rash, skin irritation and dry skin. Salicylic acid contained in the shampoo could cause mild, temporary burning, itching, irritation, or stinging.

Perfect Image Solutions, LLC has not received reports of serious injuries associated with the products subject to this voluntary recall.

These products are used to slow or stop hair loss and promote hair regrowth and are packaged in glass-dropper containers or plastic shampoo bottles, and are sold in single units. They are used by men and women generally in middle to late adulthood. The affected product lots include the following lot numbers and expiration dates:

 

 Product Name Lots Expiration UPC Number
 Men's Minoxidil 15% Azelaic 5% Hair regrowth topical, 60mL. All Up until Oct. 2013 736211275813
 Men's Minoxidil 10% Azelaic 5% Hair regrowth topical, 60mL. All Up until Oct. 2013 736211276018
 Men's Minoxidil 5% Azelaic 5% Hair regrowth topical, 60mL. All Up until Sept. 2014 736211276117
 Women's Minoxidil 3% Azelaic 5% Hair regrowth topical, 60mL. All Up until Nov. 2013 736211274519
 Hair regrowth shampoo enhanced with Ketoconazole and salicylic acid, 180mL. All Up until Dec. 2013 736211276414


The product can be identified by the name Perfect Image Solutions on the container. Product was distributed nationwide or worldwide via the internet.

Perfect Image Solutions, LLC is notifying its distributors by phone and in writing, and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Consumers that have product which is being recalled should discard it.

Consumers with questions regarding this voluntary recall can contact Perfect Image Solutions, LLC by phone number (916) 791-3230 or e-mail addressdave@perfectimagesolutions.com, Monday–Friday from 9 AM–5 PM PST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

 


This voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

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Kia Recalls Optimas, Rondos

Problem with driver's side airbag

Kia Motors America is recalling 145,755 vehicles to fix a problem with the driver’s side airbag that could prevent it from deploying.The company sa...

PhotoKia Motors America is recalling 145,755 vehicles to fix a problem with the driver’s side airbag that could prevent it from deploying.

The company said the recall covers 2006-08 model Optimas and 2007-08 model Rondos.

The problem originates with the clock spring assembly in the driver’s side airbag which may become damaged over time. That could compromise the airbag’s ability to deploy, the automaker said.

Kia will begin notifying dealers and customers sometime in March. Dealers will replace the vehicle’s airbag clock spring as necessary, free of charge.

Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542.

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Steelcase Recalls Desk Chairs

The seat can collapse

Steelcase is recalling about 11,000 Amia desk chairs. The pivot pins installed in the control mechanism under the chair seat can fall out, posing a fall ha...

PhotoSteelcase is recalling about 11,000 Amia desk chairs. The pivot pins installed in the control mechanism under the chair seat can fall out, posing a fall hazard to the user.

This recall includes the model 482 Series Steelcase Amia desk chairs manufactured between March 1, 2011 and June 6, 2011. The model number and manufacture date are printed on a label on the underside of the chair seat. The seats are available in various colored fabric options as well as leather.

Authorized Steelcase dealers and retail outlets including Healthy Back Store, CSN, Home Office Solutions, Office & Company and Sam Flax stores sold the chairs nationwide and online at www.store.steelcase.com from March 2011 through June 2011 for between $350 and $700.  They were made in the U.S.

Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and contact Steelcase to receive adhesive covers to apply over the pivot pins on their chairs. These pin adhesive covers can be applied without the use of a tool in less than five minutes. The firm is contacting all known purchasers.

For additional information, contact Steelcase toll-free at (800) 391-7194 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also e-mail the firm at retrofits@steelcase.com

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Mini Cooper Recalls 2007-2011 Models

Circuit board may malfunction and overheat

BMW is recalling nearly 89,000 Mini Coopers from the 2007 through 2011 model year to fix a circuit board that may malfunction and overheat....

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Big Lots Recalls Floor Lamps

The shades can melt, sockets can become exposed

Big Lots is recalling about 44,000 floor lamps. The wiring for the lamp’s light sockets can become exposed, posing a risk of electric shock to c...

Big Lots is recalling about 44,000 floor lamps. The wiring for the lamp’s light sockets can become exposed, posing a risk of electric shock to consumers. In addition, use of the recommended standard 40 watt light bulbs can generate excessive heat, which can melt the double plastic shades over the bulbs.

The firm has received four reports of melting lamp shades. No injuries have been reported.

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This recall involves Classic Quarters Five Light Floor Lamps. The lamps stand about five feet tall and have a gunmetal or chrome colored metal pole and five adjustable lights mounted on flexible metal tubes at the top. Dark plastic or multi-colored double plastic shades cover each of the five lights. Recalled lamps use standard incandescent or CFL bulbs and have labels marked with the model number “G-1843-5” affixed to the underside of the lamp base. These lamps can be further identified by SKU numbers 612007239, 612007829 or 612008982 at the beginning of the instructions. Lamps that use candelabra bulbs are not subject to this recall and can be identified by labels marked with the model number “G-1844-5B” and SKU numbers 612009036 or 612009037 in the instructions.

Big Lots stores sold the lamps nationwide from April 2010 through November 2011 for between $30 and $50. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps and return them to a Big Lots store for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Big Lots toll-free at (866) 244-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.biglots.com

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Ford Recalls 2001-2002 Escape

Brake fluid may leak, possibly causing a fire

Ford is recalling about 245,000 Escape SUVs from the 2001-2001 model years.The company said brake fluid could leak from the master cylinder and come into...

PhotoFord is recalling about 245,000 Escape SUVs from the 2001-2001 model years.

The company said brake fluid could leak from the master cylinder and come into contact with the wiring harness, which could start a fire.

Dealers will replace the master cylinder reservoir cap and modify the ABS system. 

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

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Ford Freestar, Mercury Monterey Models Recalled

Torque converter can fail

Ford is recalling about 206,000 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey models from the 2004-2005 model years.The company said the torque converter output sha...

PhotoFord is recalling about 206,000 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey models from the 2004-2005 model years.

The company said the torque converter output shaft could fail, which would cause a sudden loss of forward motion, possibly causing a crash.

Ford dealers will replace the converter free of charge when the recall begins in the second quarter of 2012.

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

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Chariot Carriers Recalls Child Bicycle Trailers

The trailer can detach

Chariot Carriers is recalling about 44,000 bicycle trailers and 70,000 bicycle trailer conversion kits. The bicycle trailer’s hitch mechani...

Chariot Carriers is recalling about 44,000 bicycle trailers and 70,000 bicycle trailer conversion kits. The bicycle trailer’s hitch mechanisms can crack and break, causing the trailer to detach from the bicycle. This poses an injury hazard to children in the bicycle trailer.

The firm has received 24 incident reports worldwide, three of which occurred in the United States, involving the bicycle trailers and the conversion kits. No injuries have been reported.

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Chariot Carriers convert to strollers, jogging strollers and bike, hike or ski trailers. This recall involves Chariot bicycle trailers and bicycle trailer conversion kits. Recalled trailers have serial numbers from 1205-xxxx to 0710-xxxx (representing manufacture dates December 2005 through July 2010) located the left side on the frame. Recalled conversion kits have hitch arms that attach the carrier to the bicycle with model number “20100503” printed on a label attached to the aluminum tube next to the warning label. Older conversion kits without a label, but with a release push button located where the hitch arm inserts into the carrier, are also being recalled.

Specialty bicycle stores nationwide and various websites sold the trailers and conversion kits from December 2005 through August 2010 for between $400 and $925 for Chariot bicycle trailers and from October 2002 through August 2011 for between $40 and $70 for bicycle trailer conversion kits. They were made in Canada.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle trailers and bicycle trailer conversion kits and contact Chariot Carriers for a free repair kit which the consumer can install.

For more information, contact Chariot Carriers at (800) 262-8651 between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.chariotcarriers.com

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Carruth Recalls Tea Lights

They pose a fire hazard

Tea Lights in Carruth Candleholder Collection Sets are being recalled because theycan burn with an excessive flame height, posing a fire hazard to consumer...

Tea Lights in Carruth Candleholder Collection Sets are being recalled because theycan burn with an excessive flame height, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

The firm is aware of one fire that resulted in minor property damage. There are no reports of injuries.

The recalled tea lights were sold as part of the Carruth Candleholder Collection sets. The Carruth candleholder sets are resin votive candle holders with a glass insert that holds a tea light. The stock number is printed on a label on the bottom of the candleholders. The tea lights are white. The following eight models and stock numbers are included in this recall: Butterfly, 17708; Smile, 17709; Sun, 17710; Roots of Love, 17711; Sunflower, 17712; Hummingbird, 17713; Bunny, 17714; Friendship, 17715.

PhotoModel NameStock Number
Click For Larger ImageButterfly17708
Click For Larger ImageSmile17709
Click For Larger ImageSun17710
Click For Larger ImageRoots of Love17711
Click For Larger ImageSunflower17712
Click For Larger ImageHummingbird17713
Click For Larger ImageBunny17714
Click For Larger ImageFriendship17715

Home decorating and gift stores sold the tea lights nationwide from January 2010 to November 2011 for about $14. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the tea light candle and contact Demdaco for a free replacement tea light.

For additional information, consumers should contact Demdaco toll-free at (888) 336-3226 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.demdaco.com

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Land of Nod Recalls Blake Bed Frames

Children can become lodged in gaps

The Land of Nod is recalling about 1,600 Blake Bed Frames.  A child's torso can become lodged in the gap between the footboard's top rail and the...

PhotoThe Land of Nod is recalling about 1,600 Blake Bed Frames.  A child's torso can become lodged in the gap between the footboard's top rail and the mattress, posing an entrapment hazard to the child.

The firm has received one report of a child becoming entrapped in the gap. The child was freed by her parents without injury.

This recall involves Blake model bed frames. The frames were sold in full and twin sizes, in either a blonde stain or painted white. "The Land of Nod" and "Blake" are printed on a barcode sticker affixed to the headboard.

The beds were sold by Land of Nod stores in Illinois and Washington, The Land of Nod catalog and website from September 2009 through October 2011 for about $600 for the twin size and $700 for full size. They were made in Vietnam.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled footboard and contact The Land of Nod for a replacement footboard with a closed-gap design.

For more 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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Bufferin, Excedrin, NoDoz, Gas-X Recalled

Packages may contain "stray tablets" and broken or chipped capsules

Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. (NCH) is recalling all lots of select bottle packaging configurations of Excedrin® and NoDoz® products with expiry d...

PhotoNovartis Consumer Health, Inc. (NCH) is recalling all lots of select bottle packaging configurations of Excedrin® and NoDoz® products with expiry dates of December 20, 2014 or earlier as well as Bufferin® and Gas-X Prevention® products with expiry dates of December 20, 2013 or earlier, in the United States.

NCH said the products may contain stray tablets, capsules, or caplets from other Novartis products, or contain broken or chipped tablets.

The Novartis Consumer Health Inc. Lincoln, NE facility has voluntarily suspended operations and shipments to accelerate maintenance and other improvement activities at the site.

Mixing of different products in the same bottle could result in consumers taking the incorrect product and receiving a higher or lower strength than intended or receiving an unintended ingredient. This could potentially result in overdose, interaction with other medications a consumer may be taking, or an allergic reaction if the consumer is allergic to the unintended ingredient. NCH is not aware of adverse events reported with the issues leading to the recall.

These over-the-counter products were distributed nationwide to wholesalers and retailers.

Novartis Consumer Health Inc. is notifying its distributors and customers and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Wholesalers and retailers should stop distribution and return the affected product using Novartis Product Return information that is being provided to them.

What to do

Consumers that have the product(s) being recalled should stop using the product(s) and contact the Novartis Consumer Relationship Center at 1-888-477-2403 (available Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time) for information on how to return the affected products and receive a full refund.

For more detailed information, consumers should visit our website at www.novartisOTC.com as of January 9, 2012. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using these drug products.

Adverse events that may be related to the use of these products may be reported to FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program either online, by regular mail or by fax:

Novartis Consumer Health Inc. plans to gradually resume operations at its Lincoln, NE site following implementation of planned improvements and in agreement with the FDA. The Novartis Consumer Health Inc. Lincoln, NE facility produces a variety of products mainly for the US market with annual sales value of less than 2% of Novartis Group sales.

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Elegant Gifts Mart Recalls Children's Chairs & Stools

Excessive lead in the paint

Elegant Gifts Mart Inic. is recalling about 1,600 chairs and 1,300 stools. The yellow surface paint on the metal frame of the children's chairs a...

Elegant Gifts Mart Inic. is recalling about 1,600 chairs and 1,300 stools. The yellow surface paint on the metal frame of the children's chairs and stools contains excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law.

The children's folding chairs and the stools have yellow metal tube frames. The plastic seat, seat backs and stool have a cartoon-like scene with monkeys, teddy bears, mushrooms and heart-shaped balloons. "PENGKO" is printed on the chair's heart-shaped seatback. Item number "JCA8036" is printed on a white sticker underneath the chair's seat. Item number "JCA8037" is printed on a white sticker underneath the stool.

The chairs were sold by 1 to Seven stores in Puerto Rico from September 2010 through June 2011 for between $5 and $6.  They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled tables and folding chairs away from children and return them to any 1 to Seven store in Puerto Rico or contact Elegant Gifts Mart for a full refund.

For additional information, in Puerto Rico call 1 to Seven at (787) 290-5625 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET, or call Elegant Gifts Mart collect at (323) 698-6805 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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Little Tricky Bicycle Helmets Recalled

The helmets don't meet federal standards

About 30,000 Little Tricky bicycle helmets are being recalled. Product testing demonstrated that these helmets do not comply with CPSC safety standard...

About 30,000 Little Tricky bicycle helmets are being recalled. Product testing demonstrated that these helmets do not comply with CPSC safety standards for impact resistance. Consumers could suffer impact head injuries in a fall.

The recalled items are multi-purpose helmets also sold for use as bicycle helmets. Little Tricky helmets are marketed for children and youth, and feature a large Little Tricky logo on both sides of the helmet. They come in one size and in black, white, pink and green.

Triple Eight S/M EPS Liner helmets feature a hard black inner EPS foam liner and come in black, white, bone, blue and army green. Sector 9 S/M EPS Liner helmets feature the same EPS liner and come in gray, white, black, blue and green. Both the Triple Eight and Sector 9 helmets have an interior label indicating the size “S/M” for small/medium and a manufacture date indicated as month/year (ex. APR/2011). Only Triple Eight and Sector 9 size “S/M” EPS Liner helmets are affected.

Bicycle and sports stores and other retailers sold the helmets nationwide and online from August 2006 through November 2011 for about $40. They were made in China.

Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Triple Eight for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Triple Eight toll free at (888) 548-8518 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.triple8.com



Picture of recalled black Little Tricky Helmet
Black Little Tricky Helmet


Picture of recalled white Little Tricky Helmet
White Little Tricky Helmet


Picture of recalled green Little Tricky Helmet
Green Little Tricky Helmet


Picture of recalled pink Little Tricky Helmet
Pink Little Tricky Helmet


Side and Bottom Pictures of Triple Eight S/M EPS Liner Helmet
Triple Eight S/M EPS Liner Helmet


Side and Bottom Pictures of Mosh Pit and Logic Sector 9 S/M EPS Liner Helmets
Sector 9 S/M EPS Liner Helmet


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Sterno Recalls Tea Lights

Light wax can overheat

Sterno is recalling about 10,000 cases of 5-Hour Tea Lights. The tea light wax can overheat resulting in the wax catching fire, posing a burn and fire haz...

PhotoSterno is recalling about 10,000 cases of 5-Hour Tea Lights.  The tea light wax can overheat resulting in the wax catching fire, posing a burn and fire hazard.

Sterno has received several reports of the flame from the tea lights catching the wax on fire. No reports of injuries have been received.

The recall involves Sterno Bulk Pack 5 Hour Tea Lights, item numbers 505TL and 505S. The tea lights are standard sized, white wax tea light candles contained in small aluminum cups with no additional identification markings. The tea lights were sold in cases containing 500 tealight candles. Each case contains 10 boxes with 50 individual tea light candles. This recall only involves tea lights with codes ranging from 11060 to 11151 which can be found printed on both the outside of the case and on the back of the box of 50.

Food service distributors and other restaurant supply stores sold the tea lights nationwide from April 2011 through October 2011 for between $36 to $50 per case. The recalled tea lights were not sold to retail consumers. They were made in Thailand.

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

 

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Target Recalls LED Flashlights

The flashlights can overheat, posing fire and burn hazard

Target is recalling about 55,000 6-pc. LED Flashlight Sets. When turned on, the flashlights can heat up, smoke or melt, posing fire and burn hazards....

Target is recalling about 55,000 6-pc. LED Flashlight Sets. When turned on, the flashlights can heat up, smoke or melt, posing fire and burn hazards.

Target has received reports of four incidents with the flashlights, including two minor burn injuries to consumer's hands.

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This recall involves 6-pc. LED Flashlight Sets. They are made of silver plastic with black rubber around the handle and light base. The flashlight sets have UPC code 490021010049 printed on the back of the package. They were sold in sets of six, including two small flashlights measuring about 3 inches long, two medium flashlights about 6 inches long and two large flashlights about 7 1/2 inches long.

Target stores sold the flashlights, made in China, nationwide from October 2010 through December 2011 for about $10 per set.

Consumers should immediately stop using the flashlights and return them to any Target store for a full 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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IKEA Recalls ANTILOP High Chairs

The buckle can open, posing a fall hazard

IKEA is recalling about 170,000 ANTILOP High Chairs in the U.S. and Canada. The high chair's restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, posing a fall haz...

IKEA is recalling about 170,000 ANTILOP High Chairs in the U.S. and Canada. The high chair's restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to the child.

IKEA has received eight reports worldwide of restraint buckles that opened unexpectedly, including three reports of children who received minor injuries after falling from the high chair.

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This recall involves ANTILOP high chairs sold in red, blue or white. The plastic high chair has detachable silver-colored metal legs. High chairs included in the recall have a manufacture date between 0607 and 0911 (YYMM format) from supplier number 17389. The production date and supplier number are molded into the underside of the seat. "ANTILOP," "IKEA" and the model number are printed on a label affixed to the underside of the seat. Model numbers included in the recall are:

ANTILOP high chair blue Model # 701.467.92
ANTILOP high chair red Model # 501.467.93
ANTILOP high chair white Model # 300.697.24

IKEA stores sold the chairs nationwide from August 2006 through January 2010 for about $20. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the high chairs and contact IKEA to obtain a free replacement seat restraint.

For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (866) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.ikea-usa.com


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Forté Pro Bicycle Pedals Recalled

The pedal can break during use

Nearly 3,000 2011 Forté Pro Carbon Road Pedals are being recalled.  The pedal body can break or crack during use, causing the rider t...

PhotoNearly 3,000 2011 Forté Pro Carbon Road Pedals are being recalled.  The pedal body can break or crack during use, causing the rider to lose control and posing a fall hazard.

Performance has received three reports of the pedals breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Forté Pro Carbon Road Pedals are sold in sets of two bicycle pedals that attach to cycling shoes. The pedal body is black and is made of lightweight carbon injected thermoplastic. The axle is a black and made of chromium molybdenum steel with a black steel axle. The front, top of the pedal has “Carbon” printed in red; the top middle has “EPS-R” embossed in the body with the “R” in red and on the top rear of the pedal the word “Forté” printed in white. The outer edge of the pedal has the Forté logos, crossed F’s, in white. The catalog number, 50-8128, is used in all catalogs.

The pedals were sold at Performance’s website, catalogs and Performance retail stores from February 2011 through October 2011 for about $100. They were made in Taiwan.

Consumers should immediately stop using these bicycle pedals and contact Performance to obtain a full refund.

For additional information, contact Performance at (800) 553-8324 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website at www.performancebike.com

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O-Grill Portable Gas Grills Recalled

Gas leak can pose a fire hazard

Uni-O Corp. is recalling about 4,500 O-Grill Portable Gas Grills. The regulator on the grill can leak gas which can ignite, posing a fire and burn haz...

Uni-O Corp. is recalling about 4,500 O-Grill Portable Gas Grills. The regulator on the grill can leak gas which can ignite, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Uni-O has received 10 reports of grills catching fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

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PhotoThis recall involves Iroda O-Grill models 1000 and 3000 produced before 2010. Some were also sold under the Tailgating Gear brand. Both models are lightweight, portable, clamshell-type propane grills with steel bodies, cast iron cooking surfaces, retractable legs and a handle. They can be used with either 1-pound propane cylinders or 20-pound propane tanks. The grills come in orange, red, green, blue, silver and black and have the words "O-Grill" stamped on the metal grill cover. Recalled O-Grills do not have ventilation slots in the regulator cover where the propane bottle screws in. Grills with ventilation slots in the regulator cover are not subject to the recall.

The grills were sold by LL Bean, Stoneman, BBQG, Walgreens, REI, Dillards and Dick's Sporting Goods nationwide from November 2008 through December 2010. The O-Grill 1000 sold for $149 and the O-Grill 3000 sold for $189. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the grills and contact Uni-O to receive a free replacement grill.

For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (888) 847-8968 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.regcen.com/OGRILL

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Organique by Himalaya Recalls Nourishing Night Cream

Fungus, staph found in samples of one batch

HimalayaUSA is conducting a voluntary recall of Organique by Himalaya Nourishing Night Cream with batch #S691001 and batch #S691002 effective immediately. ...

PhotoHimalayaUSA is conducting a voluntary recall of Organique by Himalaya Nourishing Night Cream with batch #S691001 and batch #S691002 effective immediately. This product was distributed nationwide in the U.S. and in Canada.

For identification purposes, the product is sold in a cylinder shaped teal bottle with an orange cap. The batch numbers are located on the bottom of the bottle.

The bacteria staphylococcus aureus and fungus were found present in samples of Nourishing Night Cream batch #S691001 and were traced to the bottle’s pump components, which were supplied by a third party manufacturer.

These microbes are found in the environment and are frequently seen as normal flora found on skin, though they may become opportunistic in immunocompromised people or if introduced to broken skin. As there is no way to determine if all pumps used contained these microbes, HimalayaUSA is recalling the entire batch.

Although no microbes were found in batch #S691002, the same pump components may have been used in its manufacturing, so in an abundance of safety, HimalayaUSA is voluntarily recalling this batch, too.

This recall is effective only for the batch numbers indicated and not for any other Nourishing Night Cream batch. To date, the company has received no reports of consumer injury. The recall was proactively taken by HimalayaUSA immediately upon learning of the presence microbes in the product. Moving forward, the company will test all third party bottle components for the presence of microbes.

 

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