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Diamond Expands Recall of 'Chicken Soup' Dry Dog Food
One bag tested positive for Salmonella04/27/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
Diamond Pet Foods is expanding a voluntary recall to include one production run and four production codes of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Li...
Diamond Pet Foods is expanding a voluntary recall to include one production run and four production codes of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light formula dry dog food. One bag of the product has tested positive for Salmonella, and the recall of the four production codes is being conducted as a precautionary measure. No dog illnesses have been reported.
|Product Name||Bag Size||Production Code||Best By Date|
|Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula – dry dog food||35 lb.|| CLF0102B31XCW |
|Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula – dry dog food||6lb.||CLF0102B3XALW||28/JAN/2013|
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food is manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods and was distributed in Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia, who may have further distributed the product to other states, through pet food channels. The company is working directly with distributors and retailers who carry these products to remove them from the supply chain.
Consumers who have purchased Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food with this specific production/lot code and best before date should discard the product. Diamond Pet Foods apologizes for any potential issues this may have caused pet owners and their dogs.
Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. Healthy people infected with salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.
Pet owners, who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, may contact Diamond Pet Foods at 800-442-0402, or by visiting www.chickensoupforthepetloverssoul.com/information .
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food is an expansion of an April 6 voluntary recall that included:
|Product Name||Bag Size||Production Code & “Best Before” Code|
|Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice||6lb||DLR0101D3XALW Best Before 04 Jan 2013|
|Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice||20lb||DLR0101C31XAG Best Before 03 Jan 2013|
|Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice||40lb||DLR0101C31XMF Best Before 03 Jan 2013|
|Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice||40lb||DLR0101C31XAG Best Before 03 Jan 2013|
|Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice||40lb||DLR0101D32XMS Best Before 04 Jan 2013|
On April 8, 2012, Diamond Pet Foods temporarily suspended delivery of all products made at its Gaston, S.C., plant. The company took this precautionary step immediately upon discovering a quality issue when it voluntary recalled on April 6, 2012, a limited number of batches of its Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice dry dog food produced at the plant, which was the potential that the product might be contaminated with Salmonella.
Kawasaki USA Recalls Teryx Off-Road Vehicles
Vehicles are labeled as having a having occupant capacity than is safe04/27/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
Kawasaki is recalling about 2,000 Teryx Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles.The recalled products have been incorrectly labeled as having a higher occ...
Kawasaki is recalling about 2,000 Teryx Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles.
The recalled products have been incorrectly labeled as having a higher occupant capacity than is safe. Operating the vehicle with additional occupants creates an injury or death hazard.
The recalled vehicles are model year 2012 Kawasaki four-wheel recreational off-highway vehicles with side-by-side seating for two people, automobile style controls, with model types Teryx 750 FI 4x4, Teryx 750 FI 4x4 LE, Teryx 750 FI 750 4x4 LE SGE and Teryx 750 FI 4x4 Sport. The model type is printed on the hood of the vehicles. The recalled vehicles are available in the solid colors green, red, grey, silver, black and camouflage (khaki).
Kawasaki dealers sold the vehicles nationwide from August 2011 through March 2012 for between $10,600 and $12,000. They were made in the United States.
Consumers will receive a replacement glove compartment cover stating the correct occupant capacity in the mail. They can install it themselves with included instructions or contact their Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free installation.
For more information, contact Kawasaki between 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Monday through Friday toll-free at (800) 954-7228 or visit the firm's website at www.kawasaki.com. Kawasaki is contacting its customers directly.
Target Recalls Bunny Sippy Cups
The bunny's ear can poke a child in the eye04/26/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
Target is recalling about 264,000 Bunny Sippy Cups. The ear on the bunny sippy cup can poke a child in the eye area while using the cup for drinking, ...
Target is recalling about 264,000 Bunny Sippy Cups. The ear on the bunny sippy cup can poke a child in the eye area while using the cup for drinking, posing an injury hazard.
Target has received six reports of incidents where the plastic ear poked children during routine use of the product. Cuts and bruises were reported in three of these reports.
The recall involves two styles of Target Home Bunny Sippy Cups. The cups come with handles on both sides in pink and blue, female and male. Each contains a corresponding white bunny head screw-on lid and one bent ear and one straight ear. The cups can be identified by imprints on the bottom: "TARGET 200020683" for pink and "TARGET 200020884" for the blue.
Target stores sold the cups nationwide from February 2012 through April 5, 2012 for $3. They were made in China.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sippy cups 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
Whoozit Starry Time Rattles Recalled
Small parts can pose a choking hazard04/26/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
About 3,000 Whoozit Starry Time Rattles are being recalled. The clear spheres on each end of the rattle can break, releasing small parts, posing a cho...
About 3,000 Whoozit Starry Time Rattles are being recalled. The clear spheres on each end of the rattle can break, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.
Manhattan Group, the importer, has received two reports of rattles breaking. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Whoozit Starry Time baby rattles. The plastic rattles feature three colored (orange, aqua blue and purple) stars stacked front to back between two clear spheres on a flexible stem. The rattle measures about 5-1/2-inches long. Each clear ball, located at the end of the rattle, measures 1-3/4 inches in diameter. The clear rattles contain small multi-colored beads and a white plastic disc featuring a blue smiling character face inside. The name of the product is printed on the hang tag.
Specialty toy and baby stores sold the rattles nationwide, in Canada, and online at www.manhattantoy.com from September 2011 through March 2012 for about $15. They were made in China.
Consumers should immediately take these rattles away from young children and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Manhattan Group toll-free at (800) 541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.manhattantoy.com
Nissan Recalls 2012 Armada, Titan Trucks
Certification labels don't specify the tire rim size04/25/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
Nissan is recalling about 26,000 Armada and Titan trucks from the 2012 model year.The company said the trucks' labels did not contain the correct rim siz...
Nissan is recalling about 26,000 Armada and Titan trucks from the 2012 model year.
The company said the trucks' labels did not contain the correct rim size information, as required by law. The omission could lead to and incorrect tire-wheel combination.
Nissan will supply the trucks' owners with a new label. Owners who don't think they can stick a label on their truck can take it to a dealer, the company said.
PUMA Recalls V-Konstruct Training Jackets
Drawstring poses an entanglement hazard04/25/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
PUMA USA is recalling about 5,000 V-Konstruct Training Jackets with Pockets. ...
PUMA USA is recalling about 5,000 V-Konstruct Training Jackets with Pockets.
The jacket has a drawstring at the waist that has toggles and is not stitched to the back of the jacket. The drawstring could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors and it poses an entanglement hazard.
This recall involves the USA V-Konstruct Training Jacket with Pockets model numbers 65110201, 65110202, 65110203, 65110204 and 65110205. The model numbers are printed on the white care label that is stitched into a side seam towards the bottom of the jacket. The model numbers appear to the right of the words "(PVC Free)" and below the words "ART.NO."
The recalled jackets have a short collar, full length zipper, two pockets, a mesh panel running along the back of the shoulders and under the sleeves and an elastic cord with toggles at the waist. The PUMA logo is featured on the upper right chest and left sleeve. The jackets were sold in YS (youth small), YM (youth medium) and YL (youth large) and in color combinations red/black, green/black, blue/black, navy/gray and black/gray.
Clothing retail stores sold the jackets nationwide and online from January 2007 through January 2012 for between $12 and $55. They were made in Vietnam, Malaysia and China.
Consumers should stop using these recalled youth jackets immediately and return the product to the retailer to obtain a full refund.
For additional information, contact PUMA North America Inc. toll-free at (855) 351-7489 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the company's website at www.puma.com or e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lenovo Expands Recall of ThinkCentre Computers
Power supply can overheat, posing a fire hazard04/25/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
Lenovo is recalling an additional 13,000 ThinkCentre M70z and M90z computers. More than 50,000 were recalled in March.A defect in an internal component i...
Lenovo is recalling an additional 13,000 ThinkCentre M70z and M90z computers. More than 50,000 were recalled in March.
A defect in an internal component in the power supply can overheat and pose a fire hazard.
The firm received reports of one fire incident and one smoke incident in the U.S. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled all-in-one desktop computers, or PCs, are flat-panel monitors with the PC integrated into the monitor housing. The power supplies are also inside the monitor or PC housing. The computer chassis has a matte black finish with the brand name "ThinkCentre" in the lower left hand corner of the monitor front. The recalled desktop model numbers, M90z and M70z, along with the serial number and manufacturing date code can be found on a label on the underside of the unit.
|1001 to 1012|
|1101 to 1112|
|1201 to 1203|
|001 to 012|
|101 to 112|
|201 to 203|
Consumers will need to check the serial number on their computer with Lenovo to determine if it is subject to this recall.
The computers were sold online at Lenovo's websites, by telephone and direct sales through Lenovo authorized distributors nationwide from May 2010 through March 2012 for about $500 for the M70z model and $800 for the M90z model. They were made in Mexico.
Consumers should immediately stop using the computers, unplug the power supply and contact the firm to determine if your computer is included in the recall and to schedule an appointment for a free replacement of the power supply. Because additional systems and manufacturing dates have been added to the recall, even those customers who contacted Lenovo regarding the March 2012 recall should contact Lenovo again to verify if their system is part of this expanded program.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lenovo toll-free at (855) 248-2194 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.lenovo.com/aiopsurecall
XS Scuba Recalls Miflex High Pressure Diving Hoses
The diving hose can rupture, posing a drowning hazard04/20/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
About 17,000 Miflex High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses are being recalled. The hose can rupture, reducing the available air supply to the diver, po...
About 17,000 Miflex High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses are being recalled. The hose can rupture, reducing the available air supply to the diver, posing a drowning hazard.
XS Scuba has received reports of 189 hose failures. There have been no reports of injuries.
The high pressure hose is used to monitor cylinder pressure for the air supply in tanks for scuba diving. The hoses have MFX stamped on the hose’s end fitting. They were sold as individual replacement gauge hoses and as cascade hoses and in the following kits and model numbers:
Deluxe Cylinder Equalizer w/ Miflex HP hose P/N AC366
Miflex Two-Gauge Console HL300/HL300M
Miflex Rebreather Kits MRB-EVO-LG, MRB-EVO-MD & MRB-ISP-POST-LG
The hoses were sold at scuba diving retailers and online between May 2009 and April 2012 for between $44 and $60 for individual hoses. They were made in Italy.
Consumers should immediately stop using the hoses and contact XS Scuba to receive instructions for obtaining a free replacement hose.
For additional information, contact XS Scuba toll free at (888) 249-5404 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday and, or visit the firm’s website at www.xsscuba.com
Irwin Recalls 10-Inch Circular Saw Blade
Defective packaging presents a laceration hazard04/20/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
Irwin Industrial Tool Co. is recalling about 55,000 circular saw blade packages. The saw blades can fall out of the bottom of the plastic packag...
Irwin Industrial Tool Co. is recalling about 55,000 circular saw blade packages. The saw blades can fall out of the bottom of the plastic packaging, posing a laceration hazard.
Irwin has received three reports of the saw blades falling out of the packaging. No injuries were reported.
This recall involves Irwin Classic Series 10-inch Circular Saw Blade Limited Promotion 3-Packs. The blister packs contain one 10-inch trim and finish saw blade with 60 teeth (60T) and two 10-inch general purpose saw blades with 40 teeth (40T). The blades are stacked offset in the packs. The packaging is blue, orange and yellow and has the words “Irwin” and “Classic Series” on the front top left corner and “3 Circular Saw Blades” on the front lower left corner. Model number “ICSLD3PK” is located on the front top right corner.
Lowe’s stores sold the blades nationwide from approximately October 2011 through November 2011 for $40. They were made in China.
Consumers should immediately contact the firm to receive a free storage container for the saw blades. Consumers should not disturb any saw blades that remain in the packaging but should store the saw blades in the packaging in a safe and secure location until the container arrives, then immediately transfer the saw blades to the container and discard the original packaging.
For additional information, contact Irwin at (800) 464-7946 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm’s website at www.irwinrecall.com
STOK Gas Grills Recalled
The regulator can leak propane gas, posing a fire and burn hazard04/19/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
Nearly 90,000 STOK gas grills are being recalled in the U.S. and Canada. The regulator on the grill can leak propane gas, which can ignite, posing fir...
Nearly 90,000 STOK gas grills are being recalled in the U.S. and Canada. The regulator on the grill can leak propane gas, which can ignite, posing fire and burn hazard to consumers.
There have been 569 reports of regulators leaking propane gas. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves STOK Island and STOK Quattro gas grills. The STOK Island has a round grill base and two burners. “STOK” is written on the grill cover and a label on the bottom of the grill stand. The STOK Quattro gas grill is a rectangular, four-burner grill. “STOK” is printed on the grill’s lid. To identify whether a specific Island or Quattro grill is included in this recall, you will need to look at the grill’s regulator. The recalled grills have regulators on them with the model number “AZF” on the front and a date code between 1046 and 1143 on the back of the regulator.
The grills were sold by Home Depot stores nationwide and in Canada and Direct Tools Factory Outlet stores nationwide from March 2011 through February 2012 for between $79 and $350. They were made in China.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grills and contact One World Technologies for a free replacement gas regulator for the grill.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact One World Technologies toll-free at (800) 867-9624 between 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.stokgrills.com
STOK Island Grill
STOK Quattro Grill
Digital Concepts Travel Chargers Recalled
The casing can come apart, exposing users to shock04/19/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
About 48,000 Digital Concepts compact travel chargers are being recalled by Sakar International Inc. of Edison, N.J.The plastic holding the sc...
About 48,000 Digital Concepts compact travel chargers are being recalled by Sakar International Inc. of Edison, N.J.
The plastic holding the screws can break, causing the screws to come loose and the casing to separate. This can expose energized components, exposing users to electrocution or electric shock.
Sakar International has not received any reports of the charger falling apart, or of electrocution or electric shock. No injuries have been reported.
The charger holds two AA or AAA batteries, is silver colored and has a sticker on the top which says “Digital Concepts” and “Compact Travel Charger”. This recall involves item numbers CH-1600S and CH-1600-RS which are identified with the date code MID#: 0801110. Both numbers can be found on the white label on the underside of the charger. Also on the underside are three screws and a retractable power plug.
The chargers were sold at Cobra Digital, Lot-Less, Ocean State Jobbers and RadioShack from January 2011 through February 2012 for about $10. They were made in China.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery charger and contact Sakar International Inc. for a replacement product.
For additional information, contact Sakar International Inc. toll free at (877) 397-8200 at any time or visit the firm’s website at www.sakar.com/recall
Evanix Air Rifles Recalled
Safety switch may not work04/18/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
About 100 Evanix Speed and Conquest air rifles are being recalled. The safety switch can be overcome by pulling the trigger with force, allowing the r...
About 100 Evanix Speed and Conquest air rifles are being recalled. The safety switch can be overcome by pulling the trigger with force, allowing the rifle to fire, resulting in a serious injury or death.
Air Venturi has not received any reports of the safety switch being overcome.
This recall involves Evanix Speed .177, .22 and .25 caliber rifles and Evanix Conquest .177, .22 and .25 caliber rifles. The rifle is a pre-charged pneumatic air rifle powered by a compressed air cylinder.
Air Venturi, Pyramyd Air, Top Airgun and Straight Shooters stores sold the air rifles from January 2012 though March 2012 for about $1,800. They were made in South Korea.
Consumers should stop using the rifles immediately and contact Air Venturi for a free repair. Shipping boxes and postage will be provided free of charge to the consumer. All identified owners have been contacted.
For more information, contact Air Venturi collect at (216) 292-2570 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit Air Venturi’s website at <a www.airventuri.com
BMW Recalls 2011-12 Turbocharged Models
Auxilary water pump can overheat, possibly causing a fire04/17/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
BMW is recalling nearly 3,000 turbocharged cars and SUVs from the 2011-12 model years because of a problem with the auxilary water pump. The company said t...
BMW is recalling nearly 3,000 turbocharged cars and SUVs from the 2011-12 model years because of a problem with the auxilary water pump. The company said that on vehicles equipped with 8- or 12-cylinder engines, the circuit board for the electric auxiliary water pump could overheat, possibly causing a fire.
BMW will notify owners and dealers will replace the auxiliary water pump free of charge. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-525-7417.
The models recalled are:
GM Recalls 2011-12 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia
Windshield wiper linkages can fail04/12/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
2012 Buick EnclaveGM is recalling about 50,000 SUVs to fix a problem with the windshield wipers. The company said that snow or ice...
|2012 Buick Enclave|
GM is recalling about 50,000 SUVs to fix a problem with the windshield wipers. The company said that snow or ice buildup on the windshield or on the wiper can restrict the movement of the wiper arm, which may cause it to loosen and become inoperative.
The recall applies only to vehicles that GM considers to be prone to snow. Those states are:
ALASKA, COLORADO, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, NORTH DAKOTA, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH DAKOTA, UTAH, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, WYOMING AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
The recalled vehicles include:
GM will notify owners and dealers will tighten the wiper arm nuts free of charge. GM and NHTSA did not provide a contact number for consumers eeking more information from GM.
Food Lion Recalls Taco Dinners
May contain undeclared allergens04/10/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s stores have issued a recall for one lot code of the Food Lion store brand hard/soft taco dinner due to a manufacturer e...
Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s stores have issued a recall for one lot code of the Food Lion store brand hard/soft taco dinner due to a manufacturer error.
Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s received notification from the manufacturer of Food Lion store brand products that the Food Lion-branded hard/soft taco dinner may contain a milk allergen in chicken Caesar-flavored seasoning, which is not properly marked and was mistakenly included in the taco dinner kit by the manufacturer. After learning of the error, the stores immediately pulled the product from shelves.
The recall includes only one product – the Food Lion store brand hard/soft taco dinner – sold at Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s grocery stores with the following UPC 3582605118, lot number of ga-aug07125, and pack size of 13.4 ounces. The recall is being issued in an abundance of caution, and customers who may have purchased the recalled product are urged to return the item to their local Food Lion, Harveys or Reid’s store for a full refund.
Food Lion, Harveys and Reid's are all subsidiaries of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group.
Club Car Recalls Utility and Transport Vehicles
Brake pedal mounting blocks can break04/10/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
Club Car, LLC of Augusta, Ga. is recalling about 100 utility and transport vehicles. The brake pedal mounting blocks can crack and separate, resulting...
Club Car, LLC of Augusta, Ga. is recalling about 100 utility and transport vehicles. The brake pedal mounting blocks can crack and separate, resulting in a loss of braking ability, resulting in a crash.
Club Car has not received any reports of the brake pedal mounting blocks breaking. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled vehicles are various sizes, models and colors of model year 2012 gas and electric powered utility and transport vehicles used for short-distance transportation. The vehicles can be identified by model and serial number. The serial number is above and to the right of the accelerator pedal. A list of recalled models and serial numbers is below.
|Model||Model number||Serial number range|
|Café Express||AF||1225-287118 to 1225-287529|
|Carryall 1, Carryall Turf 1||FD/FG/HD/HG||1225-287074 to 1225-288151|
|Carryall 2, Turf 2, Turf 2 Plus||EG/QB/QT/RG||1222-286712 to 1225-288285|
|Carryall 252, Turf 252||JK/JL/XG/ZG||1225-287215 to 1225-288287|
|Carryall 6, Carryall Turf 6||JR/JU/JV||1225-287116 to 1225-288112|
|TransPorter 4||JS/JT||1225-287102 to 1225-287869|
|Villager 6 Plus||QS||1225-287558 to 1225-288079|
|Villager 8||MG/QE||1225-287531 to 1225-288088|
Authorized Club Car dealers sold the vehicles nationwide in April and May 2011 for between $6,000 and $11,000. They were made in the United States.
Club Car is providing a free replacement of the brake pedal mounting blocks. The firm is contacting its customers directly.
For more information, contact Club Car toll-free at (800) 227-0739, ext. 3831, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.clubcar.com
Transportation and Utility Vehicles
1225-287102 to 1225-287869
Villager 6 Plus
1225-287558 to 1225-288079
1225-287531 to 1225-288088
Carryall 252, Turf 252
1225-287215 to 1225-288287
Carryall 1, Carryall Turf 1
1225-287074 to 1225-288151
Carryall 2, Turf 2, Turf 2 Plus
1222-286712 to 1225-288285
Carryall 6, Carryall Turf 6
1225-287116 to 1225-288112
1225-287118 to 1225-287529
Viking Range Recalls Dishwashers
Component can overheat, creating a fire hazard04/10/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
Viking Range Corporation of Greenwood, Miss., is recalling about 2,000 dishwashers. An electrical component in the dishwasher can overheat, posing a f...
Viking Range Corporation of Greenwood, Miss., is recalling about 2,000 dishwashers. An electrical component in the dishwasher can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Viking has received 21 reports of incidents, including five reports of property damage from fires. No injuries have been reported.
The recall includes Viking 24" Professional, Designer and Custom Panel dishwashers manufactured between May and September 2010. They were sold in black, white and 24 other custom colors, stainless steel and with custom wood panels. The name "Viking" appears on the control panel at the top of the door. The model and serial number are located on the identification plate mounted on the inside on the left side of the dishwasher door opening. The first six numbers in the serial number are the manufacture date in mmddyy format, e.g., serial number 052610 was manufactured on May 26, 2010. Model and manufacture dates included on this recall are:
|Date Codes - first six digits|
of serial number:
|052610 through 091510|
* Model numbers ending with an E are not included on the recall.
Appliance and specialty retail stores sold the dishwashers nationwide from June 2010 through March 2012 for between $1,425 and $2,000. They were made in the U.S.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers and contact Viking's hotline for a free in-home repair.
For additional information, contact Viking toll-free at (800) 241-7239 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or visit Viking's website at www.vikingrange.com
Kraft Recalls One Batch of Planters Peanuts
Peanuts were "exposed to water not intended for use in food"04/10/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
Kraft Foods Group, Inc. is recalling one code date of Planters Cocktail Peanuts sold in 12 oz canisters (code date 09-Jan-14, UPC 2900007212) because there...
Kraft Foods Group, Inc. is recalling one code date of Planters Cocktail Peanuts sold in 12 oz canisters (code date 09-Jan-14, UPC 2900007212) because there is a possibility that the product was exposed to water not intended for use in food during the production process.
The following product/code date is being recalled:
|Name of Product||Size||Code Date||UPC|
|Planters Cocktail Peanuts||12 oz canister||09-Jan-14||2900007212|
Consumers can find the code date on the bottom of the canister. No other code dates or any other Planters products are being recalled.
There have been no illnesses reported or complaints related to this product. Kraft Foods is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution.
Approximately 3,000 cases of the recalled product were shipped to retail customers across the United States and Puerto Rico. The affected products were not distributed in Canada.
Consumers who purchased the affected code date of this product should not eat them. They should return them to the store of purchase for an exchange or full refund. Consumers also can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-396-2133. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT, Monday to Friday.
The affected products were manufactured by Kraft Foods in Suffolk, Va.
Enesco Recalls “Any Wine Will Do” Ceramic Wine Goblet
High levels of lead and cadmium04/10/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
Enesco, LLC is recalling the ONIM “Any Wine Will Do” ceramic wine goblets, SKU # 4026171.Enesco is recalling the “Any Wine Will Do&rdqu...
Enesco, LLC is recalling the ONIM “Any Wine Will Do” ceramic wine goblets, SKU # 4026171.
Enesco is recalling the “Any Wine Will Do” wine goblets because, through its internal compliance and independent laboratory product testing program, it became aware that the wine goblets may exceed the Food and Drug Administration’s (“FDA”) guidance levels for leachable lead and cadmium.
Enesco sold approximately 300 of the “Any Wine Will Do” wine goblets to retail stores in AR, CA, CO, FL, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MO, MI, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SD, TX, VA, VT, WA and WI. No illness related to this product has been reported. The recall only applies to this item and no other ONIM products are affected.
The wine goblet is a white ceramic goblet with the word “wine” painted on the exterior and interior in multiple colors. The phrases “Any Wine Will Do” and “I Would Like To Apologize In Advance For My Behavior Tonight” appear on the front and back in a yellow circle surrounded by black and white checks. The wine goblet is usually on display at retailers, but it is delivered to retailers in a white box with a label that contains: a picture of the front of the wine goblet, the Our Name Is Mud® logo, a product description of “Any Wine Goblet,” the SKU # 4026171 and Enesco LLC’s name.
Consumers who purchased the wine goblet should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact Enesco at (800) 4 ENESCO, ext. 5720 or email@example.com for more details on the recall.
Odwalla Recalls Chocolate Protein Monster Beverage
Consumers report severe allergic reactions04/06/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
Odwalla, Inc. is recalling Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster beverage in 12-oz and 32-oz bottles, with “enjoy by” dates prior to and including 23 MAY 2012,...
Odwalla, Inc. is recalling Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster beverage in 12-oz and 32-oz bottles, with “enjoy by” dates prior to and including 23 MAY 2012, because of reports from consumers allergic to peanuts and/or tree nuts experiencing severe allergic reactions after consuming this beverage. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts and/or tree nuts may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster product that is being recalled includes all “enjoy by” dates prior to 23 MAY 2012 and the specific UPC codes listed below.
(sold exclusively at Costco)
of which are Odwalla
Chocolate Protein Monster
These Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster beverages were distributed nationwide through retail food stores and on-premise foodservice establishments during the last seven weeks. The 12-oz bottles of Chocolate Protein Monster are also available in an Odwalla Protein Monster “variety pack” sold exclusively at Costco during this same timeframe. The variety pack is a 10-pack of 12-oz bottles of the different Protein Monster varieties, four bottles of which are Chocolate Protein Monster.
Chocolate Protein Monster is sold in 12-oz and 32-oz re-sealable plastic packaging and must be kept refrigerated. The beverage labels carry the brand name “Odwalla” and the descriptors “Chocolate Protein Soy and Dairy Protein Shake” and “Protein Monster.” Specific “enjoy by” dates can be found printed on the neck of the bottles.
To date, four consumers have contacted Odwalla to report allergic reactions after drinking the product. These four consumers are not known to be allergic to soy and milk but report being allergic to peanuts and/or tree nuts.
Odwalla has notified the FDA of these consumer reports and is working with FDA to investigate the cause of these allergic reactions. This beverage contains no peanut or tree nut ingredients, and the production facility where it is produced does not make any peanut-containing products. While we have found no evidence of peanuts or tree nuts in the product at this point, in an abundance of caution to safeguard consumers, Odwalla is recalling this product while continuing to investigate the cause of the reactions.
Consumers who are allergic to peanuts or peanuts and tree nuts and who have Odwalla Chocolate Protein Monster product with the specified “enjoy by” dates are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Odwalla at 1-800-639-2552, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.
2012 Jeep Compass, Patriot Models Recalled
Fuel tank valve may need to be replaced04/06/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
Chrysler is recalling a small number of 2012 Jeep Compass and Patriot models. The company said some vehicles may have been built with a damaged valve in th...
Chrysler is recalling a small number of 2012 Jeep Compass and Patriot models. The company said some vehicles may have been built with a damaged valve in the fuel tank. In the event of an impact or rollover, fuel could leak, creating a fire hazard.
Chrysler will notify affected owners and dealers will replace the fuel tank free of charge. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
Office Depot Recalls Desk Chairs Due to Fall Hazard
The chair can separate from its base04/06/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
Office Depot is recalling more than 300,000 Biella Leather Desk Chairs because the weld connecting the seat plate to the gas lift can fail, caus...
Office Depot is recalling more than 300,000 Biella Leather Desk Chairs because the weld connecting the seat plate to the gas lift can fail, causing the chair to separate from the base. This poses a fall hazard to consumers.
Office Depot has received 11 reports of the chairs breaking and consumers falling while seated, resulting in reports of injuries, including minor contusions and abrasions.
This recall involves Office Depot brand leather desk chairs. The mid-back height leather chairs were sold in black and have SKU number 130548. “REG. No. PA-25498 (CN)” and “Made in China” are printed on a label located on the underside of the seat.
The chairs, made in China, were sold by Office Depot retail stores nationwide and online at www.OfficeDepot.com from January 2002 through December 2008 for about $55.
Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and contact Office Depot’s recall hotline to receive a $55 store card that may be used for a replacement chair or other store merchandise.
For additional information, contact Office Depot’s recall hotline toll-free at (866) 403-3763 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.officedepot.com
Topeak Bicycle Carrier Seats Recalled
A child's fingertips can be lacerated or amputated04/05/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
Todson Inc., is recalling about 40,000 Topeak Babyseat II Bicycle Carrier Seats. A child can place his or her fingers in the opening at the grab bar...
Todson Inc., is recalling about 40,000 Topeak Babyseat II Bicycle Carrier Seats.
A child can place his or her fingers in the opening at the grab bar's hinge mechanism. When the consumer lifts the grab bar to remove the child from the seat, the child's fingertips can be caught in the hinge mechanism, posing a laceration and fingertip amputation hazard to the child.
The firm has received two reports of incidents including near amputations that resulted in stitches and a crushed finger.
This recall involves Topeak Babyseat II bicycle carrier seats with model numbers TCS2100, TCS2101 and TCS2102. Model numbers are printed on the product's packaging. The gray, plastic Babyseats were sold in three styles: Babyseat, Babyseat with disc brake compatible rack and Babyseat with non-disc brake compatible rack. The racks are used to mount the seat to the bicycle. "Topeak" is embossed on the back of the seat and is also printed on a black foam protector that covers the grab bar. A red locking lever on the side of the blue grab bar locks the bar into place.
The seats were sold by J&B Imports, REI, Action and Hawley, independent bicycle dealers, distributors and other retail stores nationwide and online at REI.com from January 2009 through April 2012 for between $140 and $180. They were made in Taiwan.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carrier seats and contact Todson to receive a free hinge cover retrofit kit.
For additional information, contact Todson at (800) 250-3068 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.todson.com
West Elm Recalls Folding Chairs
The chairs can collapse04/05/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
West Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco, Calif., is recalling about 10,000 West Elm folding chairs.The chairs can collapse during ...
West Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco, Calif., is recalling about 10,000 West Elm folding chairs.
The chairs can collapse during normal use, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
West Elm has received 14 reports of collapsed, broken or cracked chairs. Two consumers have reported minor injuries after falling from a collapsed chair.
This recall involves West Elm solid wood and fully assembled folding chairs sold in white, red or chocolate. The chairs were sold individually and in sets of two and four. An unfolded chair measures 17-inches wide by 19-inches deep by 31-inches high. A sticker on the underside of the seat reads "West Elm."
The chairs, made in Malaysia, were sold exclusively at West Elm stores nationwide, the West Elm catalog and website from September 2011 to January 2012 for between $20 and $40.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact West Elm for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.
For additional information, contact West Elm toll-free at (855) 262-9744 between 7 a.m. and midnight ET daily, or visit the firm's website at www.westelm.com
FDA Warns Against Using Japan Rapid Weight Loss Diet Pills Yellow
Pills contain controlled substances that were removed from the market for safety reasons04/04/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use “Japan Rapid Weight Loss Diet Pills Yellow,” a product for ...
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use “Japan Rapid Weight Loss Diet Pills Yellow,” a product for weight loss sold on various websites, such as www.ebay.com, and distributed by Xiushentang.
FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that “Japan Rapid Weight Loss Diet Pills Yellow” contains sibutramine and phenolphthalein. Sibutramine is a controlled substance that was removed from the market in October 2010 for safety reasons.
The product poses a threat to consumers because sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.
Phenolphthalein is a solution used in chemical experiments and a suspected cancer-causing agent that is not approved for marketing in the United States. This product may also interact in life threatening ways with other medications a consumer may be taking.
Consumers should stop using these products immediately and throw them away. Consumers who have experienced any negative side effects should consult a health care professional as soon as possible.
Husqvarna Recalls Grass and Hedge Trimmers
Fuel can leak, creating a fire hazard04/04/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
Husqvarna is recalling about 26,000 grass and hedge trimmers. Fuel can leak from the rubber spacer holding the fuel lines in the fuel tank, posing a f...
Husqvarna is recalling about 26,000 grass and hedge trimmers. Fuel can leak from the rubber spacer holding the fuel lines in the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.
Husqvarna has received seven reports of fuel leaking. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves the Husqvarna Grass Trimmer Model 122C with serial numbers that range from 2011 17 00001 to 2011 52 99999. “Husqvarna” and the model number are written on top of the tool. The serial number is located on a black plate on the bottom of the muffler side of the tool. The recalled Husqvarna Hedge Trimmers are Models 122HD60 and 122HD45 with serial numbers that range from 2011 17 00001 to 2011 52 99999. “Husqvarna” and the model number are written on top of the tool. The serial number is located on a black plate on the gear box, which is on the lower portion of the tool.
The trimmers were sold at Lowes, Sears and Husqvarna dealers and distributors nationwide for between $150 and $320 from May 2011 to January 2012. They were made in China.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the place of purchase for a free repair.
For additional information, please contact Husqvarna toll-free at (877) 257-6921 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s website at www.husqvarna.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Honda Recalls CR-V, Pilot Models
Low-beam headlights may fail because of switch problem04/03/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
Honda is recalling about half a million CR-V and PIlot models because of a problem with the headlight switch. The affected models are:Vehic...
Honda is recalling about half a million CR-V and PIlot models because of a problem with the headlight switch.
The company said the the low-beam headlights could fail because of worn switch terminals.
Honda will notify owners and dealers will repair the low-beam terminal free of charge. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
The affected models are:
Simply Enjoy Cream Puffs Recalled
Contains a milk derivative that could affect persons with allergies04/02/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
Creme Curls Bakery, Inc. has initiated an immediate nationwide recall of 19.4 ounce cartons of Simply Enjoy Vanilla cream puffs distributed by Foodhold U...
Creme Curls Bakery, Inc. has initiated an immediate nationwide recall of 19.4 ounce cartons of Simply Enjoy Vanilla cream puffs distributed by Foodhold U.S.A.,LLC and 13.2 ounce cartons of Vanilla Cream Puffs distributed by Crème Curls Bakery, because the product contains sodium caseinate which is listed on the label, but does not identify the source of sodium caseinate as milk. People who have milk allergies that do not recognize sodium caseinate as a milk derivative run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume the product.
The affected products were distributed nationwide through retail grocery stores.
The affected product, packaged in glossy paperboard cartons, can be identified by the photographs below. The Vanilla Cream Puffs are sold in the freezer section of grocery stores and are packaged in one of the following cartons:
- Simply Enjoy Vanilla Cream Puffs, UPC Code #6-88267-12409-9, located on large back panel
- Creme Curls Bakery, UPC Code #0-70109-60055-5 , located on large back panel
The recall was initiated due to a report of an allergic reaction after a person with a milk allergy consumed the product. This recall applies to all sell by dates and all lot codes. No other Crème Curls products are affected by this recall.
“We are working closely with the Food and Drug Administration and are taking every step possible to ensure that any product that has not yet been consumed is removed from store shelves as quickly as possible,” said Paul Bierling, Executive Vice President.
Consumers in possession of affected product who have a milk allergy are encouraged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. This product is safe for consumption by individuals who do not suffer from a milk allergy.
Consumers with questions may contact the company through the Consumer Hot Line 1-800-466-1219, Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm EDT.
Hartz Mountain Recalls Tropical Fish Food
May be contaminated with Salmonella04/02/2012ConsumerAffairsBy James R. Hood
The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily recalling product from four specific lots of Wardley Advanced Nutrition Perfect Protein Tropical Flake F...
The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily recalling product from four specific lots of Wardley Advanced Nutrition Perfect Protein Tropical Flake Fish Food 1 oz. size due to concerns that one or more containers within the specified lots may have been potentially contaminated with 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.Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products. Especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the product or any surfaces exposed to these products. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe or chronic illnesses.
The product was shipped nationally from December 20, 2011 through March 15, 2012. In total, 7,056 1-oz. containers of Wardley® Advanced Nutrition™ Perfect Protein™ Tropical Flake Fish Food, UPC number 0-43324-00591-7, isolated to the lot codes PP34911, PP34912, PP35011 and PP35012, which were manufactured by Hartz at its Pleasant Plain, Ohio facility from two production runs, were shipped. A random sample testing conducted by Hartz as part of its quality control procedures detected the presence of Salmonella in each of the lots specified. Hartz is aggressively investigating the source of the problem.
Although Hartz has not received any reports of animals or humans becoming ill as a result of coming into contact with this product, Hartz is taking immediate steps to remove the product from all retail stores and distribution centers. Fish owners having purchased this product should check the lot code on their containers, and, if the code is not visible, or if the container has the following lot codes PP34911, PP34912, PP35011 or PP35012 imprinted on it, they should immediately discontinue use of the product and discard it.