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Twin Oaks Recalls Hammock Stands

The foot brackets can break, causing the hammock to collapse

Twin Oaks, of Louisa, Va., is recalling about 2,300 hammocks. The foot brackets used to support the hammock can crack, causing the stand to collapse. ...

PhotoTwin Oaks, of Louisa, Va., is recalling about 2,300 hammocks. The foot brackets used to support the hammock can crack, causing the stand to collapse. This poses a fall hazard to consumers.

Twin Oaks has received 43 reports of cracked foot brackets, including several reports of consumers who fell to the ground when the foot brackets collapsed. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves hammock stands made from steel pipe and sold in green and black under the Twin Oaks brand. The hammock stands are used with all Twin Oaks double and family-sized rope hammocks, as well as all Twin Oaks fabric hammocks. Model number 14015 (green) or 14016 (black) is printed on the instruction materials included with the stand.

The hammocks were sold by Twin Oaks catalog and website, craft fairs and independent retail stores nationwide from December 2007 through June 2011 for between $100 and $150. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the hammock stands and contact Twin Oaks Hammocks for instructions on returning the foot brackets for a free replacement.

For additional information, consumers should contact Twin Oaks Hammocks at (800) 688-8946 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at  www.twinoakshammocks.com

 
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Papa Bear Recalls Children's Pajamas

They don't meet federal flammability standards

Papa Bear Loungeabouts, LLC, of Los Angeles, Calif. is recalling more than 10,000 sets of children's pajamas and sleepwear. The garments fail to ...

PhotoPapa Bear Loungeabouts, LLC, of Los Angeles, Calif. is recalling more than 10,000 sets of children's pajamas and sleepwear. The garments fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children.

This recall involves all styles of pajama sets (tops and bottoms), separate pajama pants and nightgowns sold in boys and girls sizes 0-6X and 7-14. A garment label with the name "Papa Bear Loungeabouts" and a picture of a bear is sewn into the center back neckline on the outside of the garments. A hanging label features the same name and image.

The sleepwear is 100% cotton poplin or 100% cotton flannel and the different styles come in a variety of colors and novelty print designs, including: bling, cows, Scotty dogs, hotrods, basketball, sports, vintage, rodeo, rock and roll, ballerinas, popcorn and more.

Children's clothing and specialty retailers sold the clothing nationwide and online from January 2004 to December 2011. The pajamas were made in China.

Consumers should stop using the recalled sleepwear immediately and return the product to the retailer where the product was purchased for a refund, exchange or store credit.

For additional information, please contact the retailer from whom you purchased your recalled products. Participating in this recall are the following retailers with their contact details:

  1. CCS Group d/b/a Pajamamania: 866-472-5262, Email: customerservice@pajamamania.com; includes Sleepyheads and Pajamaheaven of Erlanger, Ky.; websites: www.pajamamania.com, www.sleepyheads.com
  2. Cotton Tots, Inc. d/b/a Bright Beginnings and Bestdressed Kids of Austin, Tx.: 512-453-0433, Email: customerservice@bestdressedkids.com; website: www.bestdressedkids.com
  3. Comfykid.com of San Jose, Calif.: 877-479-9040, Email: orders@comfykid.com; website: www.comfykid.com
  4. My Baby Pajamas, LLC of Scottsdale, Ariz.: 480-330-6380, customerservice@mybabypajamas.com; website: www.mybabypajamas.com
  5. Pajama Company of New Canaan, Conn.: 877-757-4386 info@thepajamacompany.com; website: www.thepajamacompany.com
  6. Zulily, Inc. of Seattle, Wash.: 855-812-0945 service@zulily.com; website: www.zulily.com

 

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Greenlee Recalls Folding Utility Knives

Blade locking mechanism can fail

Greenlee Textron Inc., of Rockford, Ill., i s recalling about 1,800 folding pocket utility knives. The blade locking mechanism can fail, allowing the ...

PhotoGreenlee Textron Inc., of Rockford, Ill., i s recalling about 1,800 folding pocket utility knives. The blade locking mechanism can fail, allowing the blade to fold inward toward the handle, posing a laceration hazard.

The firm has received one report of the blade lock failing. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Greenlee Hawk Bill folding pocket utility knives with model numbers 0652-27 and UT652-27. The models are identical. Each has a single curved 2.6-inch stainless steel blade and a 4-inch green and black plastic handle. The Greenlee name and logo are printed on the blade. Model numbers are printed in the upper right corner of the boxes in which the knives are packaged.

Distributors of professional tools and products sold the knives  nationwide from September 2011 through November 2011 for about $20. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled knife and return it to the distributor for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Greenlee toll-free at (800) 435-0786 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT or visit the firm's website at www.greenlee.com

 
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Honda Recalls Grass Trimmers

The shaft can crack

Honda is recalling about 18,000 grass trimmers in the United States and Canada.  The shaft can crack and cause the lower gear case and cutting attachm...

PhotoHonda is recalling about 18,000 grass trimmers in the United States and Canada.  The shaft can crack and cause the lower gear case and cutting attachment to detach, posing a laceration hazard to the operator and bystanders.

Honda is aware of 11 incidents of broken or cracked shafts. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled grass trimmer is made by Honda and has the model number HHT35SUKAT. The trimmer is gas-powered and has a red engine housing with the word "Honda" on the top front and a bicycle handlebar-style grip. A label on the shaft includes the words "Honda" and "HHT35S." Recalled trimmers are in the serial number range HAHA-1000001 to HAHA-1017345. The serial number is located on the top side of the shaft below the handlebars.

Honda Power Equipment dealers sold the trimmers nationwide and online from May 2006 to February 2012 for between $420 and $430. They were made in the U.S.

Consumers should immediately stop using these trimmers and contact the nearest Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair.

For more information, contact American Honda toll-free at (888) 888-3139 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the American Honda's website at http://powerequipment.honda.com

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Porsche Recalls 2011-12 Cayennes

Headlights may come loose

Porsche is recalling about 20,000 Cayenne models from the 2011-12 model years because the headlights may come loose and fall off.Porsche will notify owne...

PhotoPorsche is recalling about 20,000 Cayenne models from the 2011-12 model years because the headlights may come loose and fall off.

Porsche will notify owners and dealers will replace the headlamp locking assembly free of charge.

Owners may contact Porsche at 1-800-767-7243. 

Vehicle Make / Model:   Model Year(s):
     PORSCHE / CAYENNE   2011-2012
     PORSCHE / CAYENNE S   2011-2012
     PORSCHE / CAYENNE S HYBRID   2011-2012
     PORSCHE / CAYENNE TURBO   2011-2012
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Nissan Recalls 2012 Murano, Rogue

Tire pressure monitoring system may malfunction

Nissan is recalling about 3,000 2012 Murano and Rogue models because the tire pressure monitoring system may not have been properly activated.Dealers wil...

PhotoNissan is recalling about 3,000 2012 Murano and Rogue models because the tire pressure monitoring system may not have been properly activated.

Dealers will inspect the cars and make any necessary repairs.

The cars are still in dealer inventory so no action by consumers is necessary.

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ECHO Recalls Backpack Blowers

Fuel leak can pose a fire hazard

ECHO is recalling about 16,000 gas-powered backpack blowers.The fuel line between the fuel tank and carburetor could have been damaged during assembly le...

PhotoECHO is recalling about 16,000 gas-powered backpack blowers.

The fuel line between the fuel tank and carburetor could have been damaged during assembly leading to fuel leakage, posing a fire hazard.

This recall involves two models of the ECHO 2-cycle gas powered backpack blowers. The 25.4 cc blowers are orange and black in color and “ECHO” is printed on the pull starter housing and blower tube. Model numbers are on a label near the pull starter handle. Serial numbers are on a label near the gas filler cap. Models and corresponding serial numbers included in this recall:

ModelSerial Numbers
PB-265LP093121 35519 through P093121 50152
PB-265LP078110 20732 through P078110 22309

Home Depot and authorized ECHO dealers sold the blowers from August 2011 through January 2012 for about $270. They were made in the United States.

Consumers should immediately stop using the backpack blowers and return them to an authorized ECHO servicing dealer for a free repair.

For additional information, contact ECHO toll-free at (800) 432-3246       between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.echo-usa.com

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Honda Recalls 2012 Pilot, Acura MDX

Possible fuel leak could pose a fire hazard

Honda is recalling the 2012 Honda Pilot and Acura MDX because of a potential fuel leak. The company said that the vent shut float valve in the fuel ...

PhotoHonda is recalling the 2012 Honda Pilot and Acura MDX because of a potential fuel leak. 

The company said that the vent shut float valve in the fuel tank does not meet design specifications, which could cause a fuel leak and resulting fire.

Dealers will examine the recalled vehicles and, if necessary, replace the  fuel tank.

Customers may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009 about recall numbers S25 and S26.

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Kelty Recalls Jogging Strollers

The front wheel can come loose

Kelty is recalling about 3,000 single and double jogging strollers. The front wheel can come loose during use and cause the stroller to tip over, posi...

PhotoKelty is recalling about 3,000 single and double jogging strollers. The front wheel can come loose during use and cause the stroller to tip over, posing a fall and injury hazard to children in the stroller and adults pushing the stroller.

There have been three reported incidents with these recalled strollers, including cuts, scrapes and fractured bones to adults, and minor cuts and scrapes to children.

This recall involves Kelty Speedster Swivel Deluxe single jogging strollers and Swivel Deuce double jogging strollers. The strollers have an aluminum frame and a cloth seat with a canopy. They were sold in color combinations blue/gray and orange/gray. “Kelty Kids” is embroidered on the front of the stroller in the child’s leg area. The following model numbers are included in this recall. The model number and stroller name are printed on a tag inside the stroller’s seat area.

Kelty Swivel Deluxe (single jogging stroller) Model NumberKelty Swivel Deuce (double jogging stroller) Model Number
2009011620090216
20090116B20650611
20650411BLU 
20650411CU 

Juvenile product stores and sporting goods stores sold the strollers nationwide and by Web retailers, including www.kelty.com, from January 2010 through February 2012 for between $375 and $475. They were made in the Philippines.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Kelty to receive free updated assembly and maintenance instructions.

For additional information, contact Kelty toll-free at (866) 349-7225 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT, or visit the firm’s website at www.kelty.com

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Meijer Recalls Touch Point Fan Heaters

The heater can overheat and melt

Meijer is recalling about 6,000 forced air heaters. Exposed and unshielded electrical components can cause the heater to overheat and melt, posing fire and...

PhotoMeijer is recalling about 6,000 forced air heaters. Exposed and unshielded electrical components can cause the heater to overheat and melt, posing fire and electrical shock hazards.

Meijer received one report of a unit’s base burning, melting and damaging the carpet beneath it. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Touch Point brand oscillating forced air fan heaters with model number HW-218 and date code 0811. The model number and date code are on a silver sticker on the bottom of the heater. Universal Product Code (UPC) 7-13733-30927-1 is on the bottom of the packaging. The heaters are white, 12 inches tall, 9 inches wide and 8 inches deep. They have two round control knobs and a red warning light on the top front, and a black on/off switch on the front base that controls the fan’s oscillation. The words “Touch Point” appear on the right front of the heater’s base.

Meijer stores sold the heaters in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio from September 2011 through November 2011 for about $20. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and return them to any Meijer store for a full refund.

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

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Millions of Gas Cylinders Recalled

Seals can leak, posing a fire hazard

More than 30 million Map Pro, Propylene and MAPP Gas Cylinders are being recalled. Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin, LLC, said the seal on the cyl...

PhotoMore than 30 million Map Pro, Propylene and MAPP Gas Cylinders are being recalled. Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin, LLC, said the seal on the cylinders can leak after torches or other fuel consuming equipment are disconnected from them, posing a fire hazard.

The cylinders contain propylene gas and are used for soldering, brazing, cutting and welding. They contain 14.1 oz Map-Pro, 14.1 oz Propylene or 16 oz MAPP (Methyl Acetylene Propadiene Stabilized). The cylinders are approximately 3” in diameter and 11” tall and are either yellow or black in color. They were sold alone and in kits that include a torch and a cylinder. The cylinders and torch kits have a variety of labels, including:

ACE
ASCO
BENCHMARK®
BERNZOMATIC®CRAFTSMAN®
EMC
EXPRESS
Firepower®
GENTEC®
GOSS®
HOTERY
Jones Stephens Corp
LENOX®
Mag-Torch®
MAGNA®
Mastercraft® and TURNER®
Master Mechanic®
MAPP
NAPA BERNZOMATIC®
PREST-O-LITE®
RONA
ROTHENBERGER
SUPER-EGO
SureFire™
TurboTorch®
UNIWELD®
WORTHINGTON MAPP® GAS 
WORTHINGTON MAP/Pro™
WORTHINGTON PROPYLENE

Various plumbing/HVAC distributors, Home Depot, Lowes and Ace Hardware Stores sold the cylinders nationwide and in Canada from October 2004 through January 2012 for about $7 to 13 for cylinders and $45 to 75 for the torch kits. They were made in the U.S.

Remedy:

Unused cylinders: If the cylinder has never been connected to a torch or other device, do not use cylinder. Return cylinder to store where it was purchased for exchange or full refund.
Partially-used cylinder currently connected to torch or other device: Do not disconnect torch or other device. Take outdoors and ignite the torch and burn off entire contents of the cylinder. Disconnect the torch from empty cylinder and dispose of empty cylinder per cylinder label instructions or return it to store where it was purchased for exchange or a full refund.
Partially-used cylinder NOT connected to a torch or other device now: Take cylinder outdoors. Leak test top of the cylinder with soapy water. If bubbles develop, attach the torch. Ignite the torch and burn off entire contents* of the cylinder. Remove the torch from empty cylinder and dispose of empty cylinder per cylinder label instructions or return it to the store where it was purchased for exchange or a full refund. If no bubbles develop, do not use cylinder. Return it to the store where it was purchased for exchange or a full refund.

NEVER LEAVE LIT TORCH AND CYLINDER UNATTENDED. USE TORCH ONLY IN A WELL-VENTILATED AREA.

For additional information, contact Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin toll free at (866) 511-8967 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email the manufacturer atMAPCylinderRecall@worthingtoncylinders.com, or go to www.MAPCylinderRecall.com

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Honda Recalls 2008-09 Odyssey Vans

Liftgate struts may need to be replaced

Honda is recalling about 45,000 Odyssey vans from the 2008-09 model years.  The company said the gas-filled struts that help raise the liftgate may be...

PhotoHonda is recalling about 45,000 Odyssey vans from the 2008-09 model years.  The company said the gas-filled struts that help raise the liftgate may be prone to early failures.

This can result in a leak of the pressurized gas, possibly causing the liftgate to close unexpectedly. 

Dealers will inspect the recalled vehicles and make repairs as needed.

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

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Honda ATVs Recalled

Suspension arm can separate

About 3,000 Honda All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) are being recalled. A weld on the ATV's front right upper suspension arm can separate, causing the d...

PhotoAbout 3,000 Honda All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) are being recalled. A weld on the ATV's front right upper suspension arm can separate, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, posing a crash hazard.

Honda is aware of four incidents of suspension arm weld failures, including one in which a rider suffered a sprained wrist.

The recalled vehicles are two-wheel drive 2012 Honda FourTrax Rancher ATV models TRX420TE and TRX420TM. The ATVs are red or green and have the word "Honda" on both sides of the fuel tank and the word "Rancher" on the front cowl below the handlebars and on the left rear fender. Rancher models in the following VIN ranges are being recalled:

ModelVIN Ranges
TRX420TE1HFTE344* C4500841 thru C4502580
TRX420TM1HFTE340* C4500542 thru C4501681
*Denotes a random alphanumeric identifier: "0-9" or "X"

The model number is visible on the right front frame down pipe above the driver's right-hand side front wheel. The VIN is located on the top center front of the frame and is visible looking down between the bars of the gear rack and through the middle opening of the front fairing.

Honda ATV dealers sold the vehicles nationwide from September 2011 to January 2012 for between $5,100 and $5,300. They were made in the U.S.

Consumers should immediately stop using these ATVs and contact their Honda ATV dealer to schedule a free repair.

For more information, contact American Honda between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday toll-free at (866) 784-1870       or visit the American Honda's website at http://powersports.honda.com. American Honda is contacting its customers directly.

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Johnson & Johnson Recalls Infants' Tylenol

Complaints about new bottle cap and dose syringe

Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcareis recalling about  574,000 bottles, of Infants’ Tylenol Oral Suspension, 1 oz. Grape distribu...

PhotoJohnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare is recalling about  574,000 bottles, of Infants’ Tylenol Oral Suspension, 1 oz. Grape distributed nationwide in the United States. 

The company said it had received a "small number" of complaints from consumers who reported difficulty using a new dosing system.  Called SimpleMeasure, the new system includes a dosing syringe, which a parent or caregiver inserts into a protective cover, or “flow restrictor,” at the top of the bottle to measure the proper dose. 

In some cases, the flow restrictor was pushed into the bottle when inserting the syringe. 

Children’s Tylenol products are intended for children two years of age and older and remain available.

No adverse events associated with this action have been reported to date and the risk of a serious adverse medical event is remote, the company said. Consumers can continue to use Infants’ Tylenol provided the flow restrictor at the top of the bottle remains in place. 

If the flow restrictor is pushed into the bottle, the parent or caregiver should not use the product.  Consumers can request a refund by visiting  www.tylenol.com or contacting McNeil at 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time; Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time).  Parents and caregivers with any health questions or concerns should contact their healthcare provider and visit  www.tylenol.com for additional information.

FULL RECALLED PRODUCT LIST:

Product Name

Lot Numbers

UPC Code

Infants’ TYLENOL® Oral Suspension 1oz. Grape

BIL0U00, BIL0V00, BIL3500, BJL2D00, BJL2E00, BJL2T00, BJL2U00

300450122308

 

Adverse events that may be related to the use of this product may be reported to U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program either online, by regular mail or by fax:


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Tumblekins Toys Recalled

The toys can break into small pieces with sharp points

About 31,000 Tumblekins Toys are being recalled. The toys can break into small pieces with sharp points, posing choking and lacerations hazards to chi...

PhotoAbout 31,000 Tumblekins Toys are being recalled. The toys can break into small pieces with sharp points, posing choking and lacerations hazards to children.

The firm has received one report of a toy breaking into small pieces. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves all Tumblekins toy vehicles and playsets, including the farm playset, fire station, police car, roadster, off-roader, fire truck and school bus. The toys are wooden, painted in bright colors. The toys range from 6 to 12 inches long and 4 to 9 1/2 inches tall. "Tumblekins," "Made in China" and manufacturing code "171111461502" or "346101461502" are printed on the toys. The item number and UPC are printed on the toy's packaging.

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Tumblekins ToyItem NumberUPC
Fire StationT0500020373050006
Farm PlaysetT0500120373050013
Police CarT0500220373050020
RoadsterT0500320373050037
Off-RoaderT0500420373050044
Fire TruckT0500520373050058
School BusT0500620373050061

Juvenile product stores, mass merchandisers and other stores sold the toys nationwide and on various websites from March 2011 through December 2011 for between $14 and $35. They were made in China.

Consumers should take the recalled toys away from children immediately and contact International Playthings to receive a free replacement toy.

For additional information, contact International Playthings at (800) 445-8347 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email the firm at recall@intplay.com

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Dancing Teapots Recalled

The handle can get hot

Ganz USA is recalling about 2,100 Dancing Teapots. The teapot's handle can get extremely hot when there is hot water in the teapot, posing a burn haza...

PhotoGanz USA is recalling about 2,100 Dancing Teapots. The teapot's handle can get extremely hot when there is hot water in the teapot, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

This recall involves Ganz ceramic teapots that are tilted to appear as if they are dancing. Only 32-ounce teapots that measure about 10 inches tall and 8 inches wide are included in this recall. Recalled teapots have SKU number "ER19252" and UPC "661371626062" printed on a sticker on the bottom of the teapot. They were sold in the following colors: blue, yellow, green, orange, pink and black.

Tea and coffee specialty stores, gift stores, drug stores, kitchen supply stores, hospital gift shops and other retailers sold the teapots nationwide from December 2011 through January 2012 for about $30. They were made in China.

Consumers should stop using the recalled teapots immediately and contact Ganz for instructions on returning the teapot for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Ganz at (800) 724-5902 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET on Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.ganz.com

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Slalom Glider Playground Slide Recalled

Children can fall off the structure

About 900 Slalom Gliders made by Landscape Structures Inc., are being recalled.The Slalom Glider is a playground slide that lacks a transition platf...

PhotoAbout 900 Slalom Gliders made by Landscape Structures Inc., are being recalled.

The Slalom Glider is a playground slide that lacks a transition platform on the top and sides of the chute. Children can fall when moving from the ladder to the slide and when descending the chute.

CPSC and the firm have received 16 reports of injuries to children under 8-years old, including one bruised arm, 14 fractures to arms and legs, one fractured collar bone and one bruised spleen.

The Slalom Glider is a distinctive 6-foot high playground slide that is curved in shape and made from molded plastic. It includes an arched, tubular steel access ladder. The recalled product comes as a stand-alone slide or as an attachment to other playground equipment. The recalled products have model numbers 156456 and 172627 and were sold in combinations of colors, including red, blue, tan, green, granite and white.

The slides were sold to schools and other facilities with playground equipment nationwide between January 2006 and December 2011 for about $2,300. They were made in the U.S.

Consumers should immediately stop children from using the recalled gliders and owners will be contacted by Landscape Structures regarding removal instructions. Customers will be given the option of replacing the Slalom Glider with another piece of playground equipment, receiving a refund, or receiving credit towards a future purchase.

For additional information, contact Landscape Structures toll-free at (888) 438-6574 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT, or visit the firm's website at www.playlsi.com

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Food Recalls Increased In Fourth Quarter

Offsets decline in consumer product and medical device recalls

Food recalls jumped in the last quarter...

PhotoA group that tracks U.S. product recalls reports food recalls were up 50 percent in the fourth quarter of last year, affecting over 80 percent more units than the third quarter.

The ExpertRECALL Index is compiled quarterly from data from U.S. government sources. The latest report shows undeclared allergens remained the leading factor in initiating food recalls, accounting for more than a third of food recalls in the quarter. Other recalls stemmed from concerns about Listeria contamination. Listeria related recalls accounted for the second largest number during the October through December period.

Despite the sharp rise in food recalls, other consumers products, along with pharmaceuticals and medical devices, were subject to fewer recalls.

Cause for concern

“Despite the drop in several other categories, the sharp increase in food product recalls is cause for concern,” said Mike Rozembajgier, Vice President of Recalls at Stericycle ExpertRECALL. “Food recalls are challenging because they affect all consumers. Ensuring consumer safety during food recalls is complicated further when food is repackaged for storage or put in re-sealable containers, eliminating any chance of identifying the food in our homes as having been recalled.”

Rozembajgier said he's concerned that mounting recalls will cause  “recall fatigue” in consumers, and they will pay less attention than they should. He says manufacturers and retailers need to take additional steps to make sure consumers get the message when their safety is at stake.

The number of consumer product recalls hit a five-quarter low, with laceration risks reported as the leading cause. Children’s and infant product recalls decreased for the third straight quarter, also hitting a five-quarter low. More than a third of these recalls were initiated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) because of a concern that children might choke on small parts.

Recalls down but units up

Pharmaceutical recalls declined 35 percent, but Rozembajgier says that statistic may be deceiving.

“In fact, the decrease in documented recall events are a stark contrast to the surge in the number of units affected,” said Rozembajgier. “This should worry manufacturers and retailers responsible for getting potentially dangerous products off the shelves, and serve as a good example of just how complicated a recall can be, and why effective recall management is critical to public health and safety.”

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Bosch Recalls Fire Alarm Control Panel

It may not work

Bosch Security Systems, Inc., is recalling about 330 Fire Alarm Control Panels. On all systems, when the alarm verification feature of the system...

Bosch Security Systems, Inc., is recalling about 330 Fire Alarm Control Panels. On all systems, when the alarm verification feature of the system is turned on, the control panel can fail to sound an alarm if a fire occurs.

In addition, on systems with 50 or more reporting stations, a delay in sounding an alarm and reporting a fire may occur if the loop for the alarm system is broken.

PhotoThe Bosch-branded fire alarm panel is locking red wall box with dimensions 22.7” high by 14.5” wide by 4.3” deep. The status, date and time can be seen through a glass screen on the panel door. The word “BOSCH” is printed on the right corner of the panel and the model number “FPA-1000-UL” is printed on the bottom left below the glass screen. The alarm panels featured software versions 1.10, 1.11 and 1.12, which can be determined by installers. They were designed to be used in small to medium-sized facilities in both public and residential buildings.

Authorized distributors and installers sold the panels nationwide from May 2009 through October 2011 for about $1,200. They were made in China.

All distributors and installers are being sent two technical bulletins. One provides instructions for how to implement a software change that will correct the verification feature. The second contains instructions for how to handle warnings from affected systems with 50 or more stations. Those who have not received the bulletins should contact Bosch.

For more information, contact Bosch Security Systems at (800) 289-0096 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. ET or visit service/customer care on the firm’s website for instructions on how to download software to update the control panels or otherwise address the problems.

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Improvements Catalog Recalls Ottoman Beds

The bed can collapse

Improvements Catalog is recalling about 800 adjustable ottoman beds. When the ottoman is converted into a bed and weight is put on it, it can collapse...

PhotoImprovements Catalog is recalling about 800 adjustable ottoman beds. When the ottoman is converted into a bed and weight is put on it, it can collapse, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Improvements Catalog is aware of five reports of the bed collapsing, including two reports of minor injuries.

The product is an ottoman on casters with a folding metal frame and a high-density polyfoam mattress. The ottoman can open out and be converted into a twin-sized bed. Fabric covers are sold separately.

The beds were sold by Improvements and Skymall catalogs and online at Improvementscatalog.com and Skymall.com from May 2011 to August 2011 for between $150 and $190. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Improvements to receive a store credit for the full amount of the purchase price.

For more information, contact Improvements at (800) 985-6044, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm’s website at www.improvementscatalog.com. Improvements is contacting all purchasers directly.

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STIHL Recalls Chain Saws

Flywheel can crack

STIHL is recalling about 3,000 MS 391 Chain Saws. The flywheel on the chain saw can crack causing parts of the flywheel to separate and strike us...

PhotoSTIHL is recalling about 3,000 MS 391 Chain Saws. The flywheel on the chain saw can crack causing parts of the flywheel to separate and strike users or bystanders, posing a risk of injury.

This recall involves STIHL MS 391 gas-powered chain saws with an orange top casing, gray base and black front handle and hand guard. "STIHL" and "MS 391" are printed in an orange circle on the starter side of the unit. The serial number is located on the crankcase to the right of the muffler when viewed from the rear of the saw. Serial numbers included in the recall are:

28535 1759 through 28535 1956
28664 5278 through 28664 6277
28665 1283 through 28665 5577
28724 4317 through 28724 4480
28735 3627 through 28735 3647

Authorized STIHL dealers sold the chain saws nationwide from March 2011 through July 2011 for between $530 and $550. They were made in the United States.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chain saws and return them to an authorized STIHL dealer for the installation of a free replacement flywheel.

For additional information, consumers should contact STIHL at (800) 610-6677 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.stihlusa.com. Consumers also can email the firm at stihlrecall@stihl.us

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Subaru Recalls 2012 Legacy, Outback

Airbags may not deploy properly

Subaru is recalling 2012 Legacy and Outback models because of a problem with the side window airbags.The company said the airbags may contain an incorrec...

PhotoSubaru is recalling 2012 Legacy and Outback models because of a problem with the side window airbags.

The company said the airbags may contain an incorrect propellant mixture, which could cause them to fail to deploy properly.

Subaru will notify owners of affected vehicles and dealers will replace the airbad modules free of charge.

Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

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'Koff & Kold' Spray, 'Kold Sore' Spray Recalled

Products may not be sterile and could cause infections

Wholistic Herbs Inc. of Dallas, TX, is recalling all quantities of the following two, 1 fl. oz. spray products distributed from March 2009 through February...

Wholistic Herbs Inc. of Dallas, TX, is recalling all quantities of the following two, 1 fl. oz. spray products distributed from March 2009 through February 2012. Products intended for use in the eye that are non-sterile have the potential to cause eye infections, which may be sight threatening. Also, nasal solutions that are not sterile could lead to a respiratory infection.

  • Wholistic Herbs, Inc. "Koff & Kold" spray with herbal extract as the product is not sterile and is intended to be sprayed into the nose and throat for treatment of colds, flu, cough, stuffy nose, and sinus infection.
  • Wholistic Herbs, Inc. "Kold Sore" spray with liquid sea mineral as the product is not sterile and is intended to be sprayed into the eyes for the treatment of dry eye and pink eye. The product is also intended to be sprayed into the nose for sinus allergy by pollen, and onto the lips and genitals for the treatment of fever blisters, shingles and herpes simplex.

Photo"Koff & Kold" and "Kold Sore" were distributed throughout the Unites States to retail stores located in Texas, California, Washington, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Illinois, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. The products were also distributed through acupuncture clinics and the firm’s website at www.naturalapothecary.com.

"Koff & Kold" and "Kold Sore" are packaged in white plastic 1 fluid oz spray bottles which contain a product insert inside of the clear plastic lid. The product insert provides usage instructions to customers. The products are identified with a "USE BY" date on the bottom of the bottle. All used by dates are being recalled.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was the result of a routine FDA inspection which identified several labeling issues. These products are not tested properly as to assure their safety.

Consumers who have purchased "Koff & Kold" and "Kold Sore" are urged to discontinue use of the product and return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm CST at 214-691-3210.

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Ford Recalls 2012 Expeditions, Lincoln Navigators

Head restraints may fail in a crash

Ford is recalling about 570 2012 Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators to fix a problem with the head restraints.The company said some of the vehicles may h...

Ford is recalling about 570 2012 Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators to fix a problem with the head restraints.

The company said some of the vehicles may have inadequate welds on the head restraint support brackets, which could cause the brackets to fail in a crash.

Vehicle Make / Model:   Model Year(s):
     FORD / EXPEDITION   2012
     LINCOLN / NAVIGATOR   2012

Ford will notify owners and dealers will replace the head restraints free of charge. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.

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Gevalia, Maxwell House, Nabob T Discs Recalled

Discs can become clogged and spray hot coffee onto bystanders

Kraft Foods Global Inc., of Northfield, Ill. is recalling about 4 million Tassimo espresso T Discs. They can become clogged and spray hot liquid ...

PhotoKraft Foods Global Inc., of Northfield, Ill. is recalling about 4 million Tassimo espresso T Discs. They can become clogged and spray hot liquid and coffee grounds onto consumers and bystanders during or after brewing, posing a burn hazard.

There have been 21 reports of incidents of hot liquid and/or coffee grounds spraying onto consumers and bystanders, including four reports of second-degree burn injuries. One injury involved 2-year-old girl from Canada who received second-degree burns to her face.

This recall involves Gevalia, Maxwell House and Nabob brand espresso T Discs. The T Discs are plastic discs filled with coffee that are inserted into Tassimo coffee makers to brew single cups of hot espresso drinks. They were sold in packages of eight or 16 espresso T Discs. T Discs with codes ending with 11213 through 12020 are included in this recall. The code is printed on the T Disc’s foil lid and on the side of the package.

Recalled T Discs
GevaliaMaxwell HouseNabobCodes ending with
EspressoEspressoEspresso11213 through 12020
Espresso DecaffeinatedCafé Collection CappuccinoCappuccino
CappuccinoCafé Collection Crème CappuccinoDecaf Cappuccino
Cappuccino DecaffeinatedCafé Collection Skinny CappuccinoLatte
Skinny CappuccinoCafé Collection LatteSkinny Latte
LatteCafé Collection Crème Latte 
Caramel Latte MacchiatoCafé Collection Caramel Latte Macchiato 
Mocha  
Peppermint Mocha  

No other T Discs are included in this recall.

Department, mass merchandise, home improvement and other stores nationwide and on various websites, including www.tassimodirect.com, from August 2011 through February 2012 for between $8 and $11 per package. They were made in the U.S.

Consumers should stop using the recalled espresso T Discs immediately and contact the firm for a full refund.

For additional information, visit www.tassimodirect.com/safetyrecall or call the firm toll-free at             (866) 918-8763       between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET Saturday.

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Tassimo, Bosch Single-Cup Coffeemakers

It can spray hot liquid onto consumers

BSH Home Appliances Corp., of Irvine, Calif. is recalling about 1.7 millionTassimo Single-Cup Brewers sold in the U.S. and Canada.The plastic disc, or T ...

BSH Home Appliances Corp., of Irvine, Calif. is recalling about 1.7 millionTassimo Single-Cup Brewers sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The plastic disc, or T Disc, that holds the coffee or tea can burst and spray hot liquid and coffee grounds or tea leaves onto consumers using the brewer and onto bystanders, posing a burn hazard.

There have been 140 reports of incidents with the brewers spraying hot liquid, coffee grounds or tea leaves onto consumers, including 37 reports of second-degree burn injuries. One incident involved a 10-year-old girl from Minnesota who received second-degree burns to her face and neck and had to be hospitalized.

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This recall involves Tassimo brewers with the Bosch brand name and Tassimo Professional brewers. The brewers use plastic T Discs that are filled with coffee or tea to brew hot drinks. “BOSCH” and “TASSIMO” are printed on the front of the brewers. “TASSIMO PROFESSIONAL” is printed on the front of the professional model. The Bosch-brand brewers were sold in black, white, anthracite, gray, silver, red, titanium and white/gray colors. The Tassimo Professional brewers were only sold in black. The following model numbers and date codes are included in this recall. The model number and date code are located on the bottom of the brewer. No other Tassimo brewer is included in this recall.

BrandModel Numbers That Begin With:Date Codes Beginning with FD and Within the Range of:
Bosch®TAS100FD 8806 through 9109
TAS200
TAS451
TAS46
TAS651
Tassimo ProfessionalTAS6512CULFD 8905 through 9109

Department, mass merchandise and home improvement stores sold the coffeemakers nationwide and on various websites, including www.tassimodirect.com, from June 2008 through February 2012 for between $100 and $250. The Tassimo Professional model was sold directly to hotels and food service providers and they are being contacted directly.

They were made in Slovenia and China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Tassimo brewers and contact the firm to order a free replacement T Disc holder for the brewing mechanism.

For additional information, visit www.tassimodirect.com/safetyrecall to order a free replacement T Disc holder or contact the firm toll-free at             (866) 918-8763       between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET Saturday.

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Spectrum Recalls Crystal Chandeliers

They can fall on consumers

Spectrum Home Furnishings of Farmingdale, N.J. is recalling about 165 crystal chandeliers.They contain a mounting loop that can fail during use causing t...

PhotoSpectrum Home Furnishings of Farmingdale, N.J. is recalling about 165 crystal chandeliers.

They contain a mounting loop that can fail during use causing the chandeliers to fall from the ceiling and injure bystanders under the chandelier.

The firm has received five reports of the chandeliers falling from the ceiling. No injuries have been reported. Approximately $1,000 in property damage has been reported.

The recall involves three models of chandeliers with model numbers a83-21502/36+1, a83-1502/36+1 and a46-490/30 printed on the exterior of the box in which the products were shipped. Models a83-21502/36+1 and a83-1502/36+1 are clear crystal chandeliers measuring about 52-inches wide and 60-inches high. Both models have idenitcal appearance, with one model number containing a different type of crystal.

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Rooster-Themed Lamps Recalled

Shock and fire hazard

Living Traditions 21-inch Rooster Lamps are being recalled. The electrical cord can fray near the base of the lamp, posing a fire or shock hazard to c...

PhotoLiving Traditions 21-inch Rooster Lamps are being recalled. The electrical cord can fray near the base of the lamp, posing a fire or shock hazard to consumers.

This recall involves Living Traditions 21-inch rooster-themed lamps. The brown polyresin lamps have an off-white shade and a carved 9-inch rooster affixed to the base. A label on the underside of the base reads "Distributed By Fred's Inc" and "SKU 61589."

Fred's Inc. stores sold the lamps nationwide between October 2011 and November 2011 for about $20. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamp and contact Designs Direct for a refund.

For more information, contact Designs Direct toll-free at (888) 770-7062 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website atwww.regcen.com/roosterlamp

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Allison’s Gourmet Kitchens Recalls Foods Containing Hard-Cooked Eggs

May be contaminated with Listeria

Allison’s Gourmet Kitchens was notified by their egg supplier, Michael Foods, Inc. that they are recalling numerous lots of their hard cook...

Allison’s Gourmet Kitchens was notified by their egg supplier, Michael Foods, Inc. that they are recalling numerous lots of their hard cooked eggs due to the potential for contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. Some of these eggs were introduced into our process to manufacture these effected products.

Allison’s Gourmet Kitchens of Moore, Oklahoma is therefore recalling certain Prepared Salads that contain cooked eggs because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and individuals 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 recalled Prepared Salads that contain hard cooked eggs were distributed in Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Kansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida, Tennessee and Missouri. The products are sold to retail stores and food service.

The product is sold in a marked container with the following description, pack size, item numbers and Use by dates:

 

 Item Code Item Name and Description Case Pack UPC Code Use by Dates Effected
 01001
 
 Deli Fresh Gourmet Mustard Potato Salad (12/1 LB)
 
 12/1-LB Cup
 
 718129010014
 
 3/12/2012, 3/14/2012
 01002
 
 Deli Fresh Gourmet Mustard Potato Salad (6/2 LB)
 
 6/2-LB Cup
 
 718129010021
 
 3/14/2012
 01003
 
 Deli Fresh Gourmet Mustard Potato Salad (6/3 LB)
 
 6/3-LB Cup 718129010038
 
 3/12/2012, 3/14/1201003
 
 01004
 
 Hill Country Fare Mustard Potato Salad w/Egg (2/5 LB)
 
 2/5-LB Tub
 
 041220031726
 
 3/12/2012, 3/14/12
 01005
 
 Hill Country Fare Mustard Potato Salad w/Egg (12/1 LB)
 
 12/1-LB Cup
 
 041220031641
 
 3/12/2012, 3/14/12, 3/15/12
 01006
 
 Hill Country Fare Mustard Potato Salad w/Egg (6/3 LB)
 
 6/3-LB Cup
 
 041220031658
 
 3/14/2012, 3/15/12
 001010
 
 Hill Country Fare Mustard Potato Salad w/Egg (12/6 OZ)
 
 12/6-OZ Cup
 
 041220867851
 
 3/12/2012, 3/13/121010
 
 01013
 
 Brookshire's Classic Southern Potato Salad (12/1 LB)
 
 12/1-LB Cup
 
 092825145257
 
 3/12/2012
 01015
 
 Brookshire's Classic Southern Potato Salad (6/3 LB)
 
 6/3-LB Cup
 
 092825145219
 
 3/12/2012
 01021
 
 Deli Fresh Gourmet Potato Salad (12/1 LB)
 
 12/1-LB Cup
 
 718129010212
 
 3/13/2012, 3/15/12
 01022
 
 Deli Fresh Gourmet Potato Salad (6/2 LB)
 
 6/2-LB Cup
 
 718129010229
 
 3/15/2012
 01023
 
 Deli Fresh Gourmet Potato Salad (6/3 LB) 6/3-LB Cup
 
 718129010236
 
 3/13/2012, 3/15/12
 01024
 
 Hill Country Fare Homestyle Potato Salad w/Egg (12/1 LB)
 
 12/1-LB Cup
 
 041220031665
 
 3/13/2012, 3/15/12
 01025
 
 Hill Country Fare Homestyle Potato Salad w/Egg (6/3 LB)
 
 6/3-LB Cup
 
 041220031672
 
 3/13/2012
 01029
 
 Hill Country Fare Homestyle Potato Salad w/Egg (2/5 LB)
 
 2/5-LB Tub
 
 041220185740
 
 3/13/2012, 3/15/12
 01201
 
 Deli Fresh Deviled Egg Potato Salad (6/1 LB)
 
 6/1-LB Cup
 
 718129012018
 
 3/15/2012
 01202
 
 Deli Fresh Deviled Egg Potato Salad (6/2 LB) 6/2-LB Cup
 
 718129012025
 
 3/15/2012
 01204
 
 Allison's Gourmet Kitchens Deviled Egg Potato Salad (2/5 LB)2/5-LB Tub
 
  718129012049
 
 3/13/2012, 3/15/12
 01205
 
 Allison's Gourmet Kitchens Deviled Egg Potato Salad (2/10 LB)
 
 2/10-LB Tub
 
 718129012056
 
 3/15/2012
 01212
 
 Food Lion Deviled Egg Potato Salad (12/1 LB)
 
 12/1-LB Cup
 
 035826075871
 
 3/15/2012
 01220
 
 Deli Fresh Diced Redskin Potato Salad (6/1 LB)
 
 6/1-LB Cup
 
 718129012209
 
3/14/2012
 01223
 
 Allison's Gourmet Kitchens Diced Redskin Potato Salad (2/5 LB)
 
 2/5-LB Tub
 
 718129012230
 
 3/12/2012
 01701
 
 Allison's Gourmet Kitchens Gourmet Mustard Potato Salad (2/10 LB)
 
 2/10-LB Tub
 
 718129017013
 
 3/14/2012
 01753
 
 Allison's Gourmet Kitchens Gourmet Mustard Potato Salad (2/5 LB)
 
 2/5-LB Tub
 
 718129017532
 
 3/12/2012, 3/14/12
 01754
 
 Allison's Gourmet Kitchens Gourmet Potato Salad (2/5 LB) 2/5-LB Tub
 
 718129017549
 
 3/12/2012, 3/15/12
 01757
 
 Allison's Gourmet Kitchens Sliced Redskin Potato Salad (2/5 LB)
 
 2/5-LB Tub
 
 718129017570
 
 3/13/2012
 01783
 
 Bakers Kitchens Old Fashioned Potato Salad (2/5 LB)
 
 2/5-LB Tub
 
 718129017839
 
 3/14/2012
 01929
 
 Dot Foods Gourmet Mustard Potato Salad (2/5 LB)
 
 2/5-LB Tub
 
 718129019291
 
 3/12/2012
 01932
 
 Dot Foods Gourmet Potato Salad (2/5 LB)
 
 2/5-LB Tub
 
 718129019321
 
 3/13/2012
 01959
 
 Produce House Sliced Redskin Potato Salad (2/5 LB)
 
 2/5-LB Tub
 
 718129019598
 
 3/13/2012
 01974
 
 Food Lion Diced Redskin Potato Salad (12/1 LB)
 
 12/1-LB Cup
 
 035826069337
 
 3/12/2012, 3/14/12
 01976
 
 Food Lion Gourmet Southern Potato Salad (12/1 LB)
 
 12/1-LB Cup
 
 035826070647
 
 3/12/2012, 3/15/12
 01977
 
 Food Lion Gourmet Southern Potato Salad (6/3 LB)
 
 6/3-LB Cup
 
 035826070654
 
 3/12/2012, 3/15/12
 01980
 
 Food Lion Gourmet American Potato Salad (12/1 LB)
 
 12/1-LB Cup
 
 035826070661 3/13/2012, 3/15/12
 01981
 
 Food Lion Gourmet American Potato Salad (6/3 LB)
 
 6/3-LB Cup
 
 035826070678
 
 3/13/2012, 3/15/12
 01987
 
 Hannaford Brothers Diced Redskin Potato Salad (12/1 LB)
 
 12/1-LB Cup
 
 041268178834
 
 3/12/2012, 3/14/12
 01988
 
 Hannaford Brothers Southern Potato Salad (6/3 LB)
 
 6/3-LB Cup
 
 041268180844
 
 3/15/2012
 01989
 
 Hannaford Brothers Southern Potato Salad (12/1 LB)
 
 12/1-LB Cup
 
 041268178841
 
 3/12/2012
 01990
 
 Hannaford Brothers Potato Salad (6/3 LB)
 
 6/3-LB Cup
 
 041268180837
 
 3/13/2012
 01991
 
 Hannaford Brothers Potato Salad (12/1 LB)
 
 12/1-LB Cup
 
 041268178803
 
 3/13/2012, 3/15/12
 03755
 
 Allison's Gourmet Kitchens Classic Macaroni Salad (1/30 LB) 1/30-LB Bag
 
 718129037554 3/12/2012
 03802
 
 Bakers Kitchens Macaroni Salad (2/5 LB)
 
 2/5-LB Tub
 
 718129038025
 
 3/12/2012, 3/15/12
 03896
 
 Chef Prepared Mustard Potato Salad Kit (2/6.25 LB)
 
 2/6.25-LB Tub
 
 718129038964
 
 1/28/2012, 1/29/12, 1/31/12, 2/4/12
 03898
 
 Chef Prepared Aunt Pearls Potato Salad Kit (2/5.9 LB)
 
 2/5.9-LB Tub
 
 718129038988
 
 1/28/2012, 1/29/12, 1/31/12, 2/4/12
 04026
 
 Hill Country Fare Pea Salad (6/15 OZ)
 
 6/15-OZ Cup
 
 041220813162
 
 2/24/2012, 3/2/12
 04955
 
 Produce House Egg Salad (2/3 LB)
 
 2/3-LB Tub
 
 718129049557
 
 3/2/2012
 08080
 
 Allison's Gourmet Kitchens Egg Salad (2/3 LB)
 
 2/3-LB Tub
 
 718129080802 3/2/2012
 08090
 
 Hill Country Fare Egg Salad (6/12 OZ)
 
 6/12-OZ Cup
 
 041220202577
 
 2/29/2012, 3/2/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO illnesses have been reported in connection with this product.

Customers who bought any of these products are urged to return the packages to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.

For more information, please contact Allison’s Gourmet Kitchens, Consumer Hotline: 1-888-257-7913 from 8 am to 8 pm Eastern Time.

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Wegmans Recalls Hard-Cooked Eggs & Some Prepared Foods

May contain Listeria

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling hard-cooked eggs, as well as prepared foods that contain hard-cooked eggs, sold between January 23 and Februar...

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling hard-cooked eggs, as well as prepared foods that contain hard-cooked eggs, sold between January 23 and February 1, 2012 because the eggs have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.  

This recall only affects purchases made at Wegmans’ Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Canandaigua, Newark, Geneva, Corning, Elmira, Geneseo, and  Hornell stores.  It came about as the result of a recent recall by Minnesota-based Michael Foods, Inc., which produces the cooked eggs at its Wakefield, Nebraska facility.

The following affected products sold in Wegmans prepared foods and deli departments are included in the recall:
Hard-Cooked Eggs (sold by the pound in prepared foods or as a choice on the Fresh Foods Bar)    

Eggs (special-order deli tray or 6-pack, 12 pack)
Cobb Salad (10 oz, 43 oz, and 6.5 lb)
Garden Salad (10 oz, 20 oz, 2 lb, and 5 lb)
Baby Spinach Salad (9 oz, 1.8 lb, and 3.9 lb)
Chef Salad (9 oz. and 18 oz.)
Egg Salad (sold by the pound in prepared foods)
Egg Salad Sub (Sub Shop)
Kosher Macaroni Salad (sold by the pound in kosher deli)
Kosher Pickled Eggs (sold by the pound in kosher deli)

There have been no confirmed reports of illness in connection with these products. Wegmans has placed automated phone calls to customers who purchased the products using their Shoppers Club card.

According to Michael Foods, the recall was initiated after lab testing revealed that some of the eggs within the recalled lot dates may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. A recall of three lot dates was announced on Thursday, January 26, but Wegmans had not received any of the three initial lot codes. As a precautionary measure, the recall was expanded on February 1 to include additional lot dates, one of which was received by Wegmans. Michael Foods reached the decision to expand this recall after a thorough investigation which indicated a specific repair project that took place in the packaging room as the likely source of the contamination. The company has taken a number of corrective steps to address the issue and prevent recurrence.

Because these are fresh products with a very short shelf life, it is likely they have already been consumed.  However, consumers who may still have the product in their homes should discard it and return to the service desk for a refund.  If consumers have additional questions or concerns, please contact Wegmans at (800) 934-6267, and ask for consumer affairs, M – F, 8 am to 5 pm EST.

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Toyota Recalls 2011 RAV4

Airbags may not deploy properly

Toyota is recalling a small number of 2011 RAV4s because the airbags may not deploy properly.Vehicle Make / Model:   Model Year(...

Toyota is recalling a small number of 2011 RAV4s because the airbags may not deploy properly.

Vehicle Make / Model:   Model Year(s):
     TOYOTA / RAV4   2011

The company said the wrong propellant may have been used in the inflator for the side and window airbags.  

Dealers will check the recalled vehicles and replace the assemblies as needed. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

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Honda Recalls 2012 Accord, Crosstour

Airbags may not deploy properly

Honda is recalling a small number of 2012 models to fix a problem with the  airbags.Vehicle Make / Model:   Model Year(s):...

Honda is recalling a small number of 2012 models to fix a problem with the  airbags.

Vehicle Make / Model:   Model Year(s):
     HONDA / ACCORD   2012
     HONDA / CROSSTOUR   2012

The company said that the side curtain airbag inflators may not have been manufactured properly and could cause the curtain airbags to fial.

Dealers will replace the airbags as needed when the recall begins later this month.

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

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Carter’s Watch the Wear Bodysuits, Sleep ‘n Play Garments Recalled

Snaps can detach, causing a choking hazard

Weeplay Kids LLC, is recalling about 128,000 sets of Carter’s Watch the Wear Bodysuits and Sleep ‘n Play Garments. The snaps can deta...

Weeplay Kids LLC, is recalling about 128,000 sets of Carter’s Watch the Wear Bodysuits and Sleep ‘n Play Garments. The snaps can detach from the fabric of the garment, posing a choking hazard to infants and young children.

The firm has received approximately 30 reports of snaps detaching from the garments. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves H.W. Carter & Sons/Carter’s Watch the Wear bodysuits and sleep ‘n play one-piece garments. “Carter’s Watch the Wear” is printed on the front of the package and on the inside neckline. The garments are pastel blue, pink and yellow, and packaged as solids, stripes and patterns. They are sold in packages of two, three or five. The style numbers are located on the rear of the packaging, with the following style numbers affected:

Watch the Wear Bodysuit
N8963LB
N8963LG
N8963LN
N8964B1
N8964B2
N8964G1
N8964G2
N8964LB
N8964LG
N8964LN
N8964N1
N8991LW
Watch the Wear Sleep ‘n Play
N8965LB
N8965LG
N8965LN

The clothing, made in Bangladesh, was sold by Big Lots, Century 21, Conway, Cookies, Cost Mart, DD’s Discount, Edison Childrenswear, Gabriel Bros., Kiddy Time, Kids Place, Kidstown, National Stores, Pamida Stores, Real Value, Regine’s, R.H. Reny, Ross, Shoppers World, Valley Wholesale, Variety Wholesalers and Youngland stores nationwide. Recalled garments sold from November 2010 through August 2011 for about $4 to $9.

Consumers should immediately discontinue use of garments and contact Weeplay to receive free replacement garments.

For additional information, consumers should contact Weeplay toll-free at (888) 226-2200 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or by e-mail atinfo@weeplaykids.com



Picture of recalled Two-pack sleep ‘n play garments
Two-pack sleep ‘n play


Picture of recalled Three-pack bodysuits
Three-pack bodysuit


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Five-pack bodysuit


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Bumbleride Recalls Strollers

Front wheel can break, causing the stroller to tip

Bumbleride is recalling about 30,000 Indie & Indie Twin Strollers. The front wheel can break at the axle hub, causing the stroller to tip and posi...

PhotoBumbleride is recalling about 30,000 Indie & Indie Twin Strollers. The front wheel can break at the axle hub, causing the stroller to tip and posing a fall hazard.

There have been 36 incidents of the front wheel cracking, including two reports of the stroller tipping over resulting in minor injuries.

The recalled Bumbleride Indie strollers are model numbers I-107, I-110 and I-205 with a DOM (Date of Manufacture) from January 2009 through August 2011 sold in multiple colors. The DOM (Date of Manufacture) can be found on a white rectangular sticker affixed to the side of the seat frame. The recalled Bumbleride Indie Twin strollers are model numbers IT-108, IT-111, and IT-305 with a DOM (Date of Manufacture) from January 2009 through August 2011 sold in multiple colors. The DOM (Date of Manufacture) can be found on a white rectangular sticker affixed to the underside of the handle.

Buy Buy Baby and other baby product stores sold the strollers nationwide, online at Bumbleride.com, and other online retailers between January 2009 and January 2012 for between $500 and $700. They were made in Taiwan.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and contact Bumbleride to receive a free front wheel retrofit kit.

For additional information, visit the firm’s website at www.support.bumbleride.com or contact Bumbleride at support@bumbleride.com or at (800) 530-3930 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Consumer Alert: To avoid the risk of strangulation to children, owners of Indie models (I-110, I-205) and Indie Twin models (IT-111, IT-305) with an adjustable bumper bar should never set the bar in the intermediate (car seat) position when a child is seated in the stroller. For more information, visit http://www.bumbleride.com/updates/?p=2175 or call (800) 530-3930. 

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West Elm Recalls Overarching Floor Lamp

Short circuit poses a shock hazard

West Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco, is recalling about 5,700 overarching floor lamps. A short circuit can occur in the lam...

PhotoWest Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco, is recalling about 5,700 overarching floor lamps. A short circuit can occur in the lamp's wiring, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

The firm is aware of at least 39 reports of short circuits in the lamp, including three reports of shock, one report of a minor burn to a consumer's finger and two reports of minor property damage.

The Overarching Floor Lamp is 77 inches tall with a 19-inch diameter base and a curving arm that extends the lamp about 5 feet from the base. The arm and base are made of polished nickel. It was sold with a linen shade in the colors natural, white or charcoal. The lamp has a three-way on/off switch.

West Elm retail stores sold the lamps nationwide, West Elm catalogs and westelm.com from March 2011 through November 2011 for about $250. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the lamp and return it to West Elm for a full store credit.

For additional information, contact West Elm toll-free at (855) 236-1941 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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Hurricane-Style Lights Recalled

Short circuit poses a shock hazard

Christmas Tree Shops, of Union, N. J. is recalling about 4,500 Hurricane Style Lights. An electrical short circuit can occur in the light’s...

PhotoChristmas Tree Shops, of Union, N. J. is recalling about 4,500 Hurricane Style Lights. An electrical short circuit can occur in the light’s internal wiring, causing smoke and posing a fire hazard.

The firm has received one report of the product causing smoke and a burning smell. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

The recalled Hurricane Style Light is a circular lamp with a white metal basket and moveable handle for hanging or carrying at the top. It has a colored glass insert in blue, pink, or green and uses a mini light bulb. The model number “DML0593” and SKU/UPC number “000015806710” are printed on the price tag attached to the product.

Christmas Tree Shops sold the lights in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions from December 2010 through November 2011 for about $7. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and return it to any Christmas Tree Shops location for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Christmas Tree Shops toll-free at (888) 287-3232 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at www.christmastreeshops.com

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Konica Minolta Recalls Business-Grade Printers

They can overheat, posing a fire hazard

Konica Minolta is recalling about 8,400 printers because they can short circuit and overheat during use, posing a fire hazard.The firm is aware of t...

Konica Minolta is recalling about 8,400 printers because they can short circuit and overheat during use, posing a fire hazard.

The firm is aware of two reports of the printers overheating. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves four desktop models of laser color printers: Magicolor 4750DN, Magicolor 3730DN, Bizhub C35 and Bizhub C35P. Model numbers are located on the plate attached to the side of the printer as well as the bottom of the front door. The printers are dark and light gray in color and have "Konica Minolta" printed on the top of the front door.

The printers were sold by value-added resellers, direct retail sales and authorized Konica Minolta dealers from June 2010 through March 2011 for between $900 and $3,500. They were made in China.

Consumers of Magicolor 3730DN and 4750DN should stop using the printers immediately and contact Konica Minolta to schedule a free replacement. Consumers of Bizhub C35 and C35P will be visited by an authorized service agent for repair and replacement of the faulty component.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Konica Minolta toll-free at (800) 825-5664 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us



Picture of recalled Magicolor 3730DN printer
Magicolor 3730DN



Picture of recalled Magicolor 4750DN printer

Magicolor 4750DN



Picture of recalled Bizhub C35P printer
Bizhub C35/C35P



Picture of recalled Bizhub C35 printer, as floor model with all paper trays

Bizhub C35 (As floor model with all paper trays)

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Fold-Out Sleeper Ottomans Recalled

The legs can break

About 2,500 fold-out sleeper ottomans are being recalled. Manufactured by Perfect Generation World, of Xiamen Fujian, China, and imported by LTD ...

PhotoAbout 2,500 fold-out sleeper ottomans are being recalled. Manufactured by Perfect Generation World, of Xiamen Fujian, China, and imported by LTD Commodities LLC, of Bannockburn, Ill., the ottoman's welding joints on the legs can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

The firm has received four reports of ottoman legs that have broken, including two reports of minor injuries.

This recall involves fold-out sleeper ottomans with a brown slipcover. The ottoman unfolds to three cushions on a black, steel frame. Velcro straps secure the cushions to the frame when in the unfolded sleep position. A tag with the manufacturer's registration number "VA18265(CN)" is attached to one of the three cushions.

LTD Commodities, ABC Distributing and The Lakeside Collection sold the ottomans both online and through catalogs between June 2011 and October 2011 for about $170.

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the firm to obtain instructions on how to obtain a full refund. LTD Commodities is directly notifying known purchasers about the recall.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact LTD Commodities LLC and ABC Distributing toll free at (866) 736-3654, or The Lakeside Collection toll-free at (866) 847-4327 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT. Consumers can also visit the website of the retailers at: www.ltdcommodities.comwww.abcdistributing.com or www.lakeside.com

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HP Recalls Fax Machines

They can overheat and start a fire

HP is recalling about 1.2 million 1040 and 1050 fax machines sold in the U.S. and Canada. The fax machines can overheat due to an internal electrical ...

PhotoHP is recalling about 1.2 million 1040 and 1050 fax machines sold in the U.S. and Canada. The fax machines can overheat due to an internal electrical component failure, posing fire and burn hazards.

Hewlett-Packard is aware of seven reports of fax machines overheating and catching fire, resulting in property damage, including one instance of significant property damage and one instance of a minor burn injury to a consumer's finger. Six incidents were reported in the U.S. and one in Canada.

This recall involves HP Fax 1040 and 1050 models. The HP logo and the model number are printed on the front of the fax machine. The fax machines are dark gray and measure about 11 inches high x 14 1/2 inches wide.

Electronics, computer and camera stores sold the machines nationwide, and online at www.shopping.hp.com and other websites from November 2004 through December 2011 for between $90 and $120. Some of the recalled fax machines were replacement units for a previous recall involving HP fax model 1010 in June 2008.

The machines were made in China.

PhotoConsumers should immediately stop using the recalled fax machines, disconnect them from the electrical outlet and contact HP for a rebate on the purchase of an authorized replacement HP fax machine or a partial rebate of certain HP ink jet printers.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact HP toll-free at (888) 654-9296 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at http://www.hp.com/go/faxrecall/US-en



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Pfizer Recalls Lo/Ovral Contraceptives

Incorrect packaging may expose consumers to unwanted pregnancy

Pfizer Inc. announced today that it has voluntarily recalled 14 lots of Lo/Ovral®-28 (norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol) Tablets and 14 lots of Norgestr...

PhotoPfizer Inc. announced today that it has voluntarily recalled 14 lots of Lo/Ovral-28 (norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol) Tablets and 14 lots of Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets (generic) for customers in the U.S. market.

An investigation by Pfizer found that some blister packs may contain an inexact count of inert or active ingredient tablets and that the tablets may be out of sequence. The cause was identified and corrected immediately. 

As a result of this packaging error, the daily regimen for these oral contraceptives may be incorrect and could leave women without adequate contraception, and at risk for unintended pregnancy. These packaging defects do not pose any immediate health risks. However, consumers exposed to affected packaging should begin using a non-hormonal form of contraception immediately. Patients who have the affected product (lot numbers are provided below) should notify their physician and return the product to the pharmacy. 

These products are packaged in blister packs containing 21 tablets of active ingredients and seven tablets of inert ingredients. Correct dosing of this product is important in avoiding the associated risks of an unplanned pregnancy. Correctly packaged blister packs are pictured here. 

These products are oral contraceptives indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use oral contraceptives as a method of contraception. These tablets were manufactured and packaged by Pfizer Inc., commercialized by Akrimax Rx Products and labeled under the Akrimax Pharmaceuticals brand. This product is distributed to warehouses, clinics and retail pharmacies nationwide. 

Lot numbers of affected packs of Lo/Ovral®-28 (norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol)Tablets and Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets (generic) follow on the table below:

NDCProductLotExpirationConfiguration/Count
24090-801-84LO/OVRAL® 28E1567808/31/20136 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-801-84LO/OVRAL® 28E1567908/31/20136 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-801-84LO/OVRAL® 28E1568608/31/20136 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-801-84LO/OVRAL® 28E1568701/31/20146 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-801-84LO/OVRAL® 28E1569001/31/20146 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-801-84LO/OVRAL® 28E1569801/31/20146 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-801-84LO/OVRAL® 28E1570002/28/20146 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-801-84LO/OVRAL® 28E8043407/31/20136 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-801-84LO/OVRAL® 28E8043808/31/20136 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-801-84LO/OVRAL® 28F3690802/28/20146 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-801-84LO/OVRAL® 28F3690902/28/20146 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-801-84LO/OVRAL® 28F4391503/31/20146 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-801-84LO/OVRAL® 28F4392603/31/20146 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-801-84LO/OVRAL® 28F4392703/31/20146 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-961-84Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mgE1567708/31/20136 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-961-84Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mgE1570401/31/20146 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-961-84Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mgE1570601/31/20146 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-961-84Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mgE8044008/31/20136 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-961-84Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mgF1638801/31/20146 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-961-84Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mgF1639002/28/20146 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-961-84Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mgF2213202/28/20146 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-961-84Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mgF3133002/28/20146 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-961-84Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mgF3691103/31/20146 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-961-84Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mgF3691303/31/20146 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-961-84Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mgF4392403/31/20146 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-961-84Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mgF4392503/31/20146 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-961-84Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mgF4393403/31/20146 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each
24090-961-84Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mgF5323803/31/20146 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

Any adverse events that may be related to the use of these products should be reported to Akrimax Medical Information at 1-877-509-3935 (8 AM to 7 PM Mon-Fri CST) or to FDA's Med Watch Program either online, by regular mail or by fax. 

Online:              www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm
Regular Mail:   Use postage-paid, pre-addressed Form FDA 3500 
                           available at: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm. Mail
                           to the address on the pre-addressed form. 
Fax:                   1-800-FDA-0178 

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Lush Life Power Strips Recalled

They have undersized wiring

About 7,200 Lush Life power strips are being recalled. The power strips have undersized wiring, and the wiring and plastic strip fail to meet the requireme...

About 7,200 Lush Life power strips are being recalled. The power strips have undersized wiring, and the wiring and plastic strip fail to meet the requirements for fire resistance, posing a fire hazard.

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This recall involves three designs of brightly-colored, six-outlet power strips with model number 8001-6 embossed on the back. Power strip designs include Pop Power Strip in Scroll (black with white scroll), Dot (blue with orange, white and lime green dots and a lime green cord), and Zebra (black and white zebra stripes). The power strips have three-foot power cords. “Lush Life® power strips by design” is printed on the product’s packaging.

The Container Stores sold the power strips nationwide and on the firm’s website www.containerstore.com from October 2011 through December 2011 for about $15. They were made in China.

Consumers should stop using the recalled power strips immediately and return them to any of The Container Store locations for a full refund plus a $15 merchandise card.

For additional information, consumers should contact The Container Store toll-free at (888) 266-8246 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday, and between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT on Sunday, or visit the firm’s website at www.containerstore.com

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Holiday-Themed Tea Light Candle Warmers Recalled

They can catch fire

Nantucket Distributing Co. Inc. is recalling holiday tea candle warmers sold at Christmas Tree Shops.The candle warmers can catch fire because the warmin...

PhotoNantucket Distributing Co. Inc. is recalling holiday tea candle warmers sold at Christmas Tree Shops.

The candle warmers can catch fire because the warming bowl is positioned too close to the tea light candle, posing fire and burn hazards.

The firm has received one report of the Snowmen candle warmer catching on fire causing a minor burn injury to a consumer’s hand.

This recall involves holiday-themed tea light candle warmers in the shapes of snowmen and gingerbread houses. A warming bowl with wax fragrance tablets is suspended above the tea light candle. The Snowmen model has SKU/UPC 000016005396 and the Gingerbread house model has SKU/UPC 000016005372 printed on a label on the bottom of the product. The tea light candle warmers are about eight inches tall.

PhotoChristmas Tree Shops in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest sold the candles from November 2011 through December 2011 for about $8. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tea light candle warmers and return them to any Christmas Tree Shops store to receive a full refund.

For additional information, contact Christmas Tree Shops toll-free at (888) 287-3232 any time, or visit the firm’s website www.christmastreeshops.com

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