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Coconut Chocolate Chip CLIF Bars Recalled

Possible package mislabeling presents allergy concerns

Clif Bar & Company is recalling of a small amount of 6-packs of Coconut Chocolate Chip CLIF Bars that were distributed to limited Target and Walmart stores...

PhotoClif Bar & Company is recalling of a small amount of 6-packs of Coconut Chocolate Chip CLIF Bars that were distributed to limited Target and Walmart stores. 

These 6-packs may contain Coconut Chocolate Chip CLIF Bars that are mislabeled with White Chocolate Macadamia CLIF Bar wrappers with a “Best By” date of 16MAY13G1 and do not list coconut in the ingredient statement. 

A small quantity of Coconut Chocolate Chip CLIF Bars were inadvertently placed in White Chocolate Macadamia CLIF Bar wrappers and these mislabeled bars were placed inside correctly labeled Coconut Chocolate Chip CLIF Bar 6-pack boxes. The White Chocolate Macadamia wrappers contain advisory allergen labeling stating that the product may contain traces of other tree nuts. 

Only the product meeting both the following criteria is affected: 

  • 6-packs of Coconut Chocolate Chip CLIF Bars with “Best By” date 16MAY13G1 UPC: 7-22252-66030-5
  • Coconut Chocolate Chip CLIF Bars mislabeled in White Chocolate Macadamia CLIF Bar individual wrappers found in the above Coconut Chocolate Chip CLIF Bar 6-pack box with the same “Best By” date 16MAY13G1 

No other CLIF Bar products, pack sizes, flavors or “Best By? date codes are affected. 

The company is strongly advising consumers who have coconut allergies not to consume these mislabeled bars and discard them to avoid the possibility of an allergic reaction. People with an allergy to coconut run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction. No allergic reactions have been reported to date. 

Consumers with questions or who would like replacement coupons may contact 1-888-851-8456, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PDT, Monday-Friday. Details also can be found here.

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Catswell Brand Vitakitty Chicken Breast Recalled

The food contains a possible health risk to cats

Arthur Dogswell LLC, of Los Angeles is voluntarily recalling 1051 cartons packed as either 10 or 50 packages per case of Catswell Brand VitaKitty Chicken B...

PhotoArthur Dogswell LLC, of Los Angeles is voluntarily recalling 1051 cartons packed as either 10 or 50 packages per case of Catswell Brand VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins because it has the potential to contain propylene glycol. 

High levels of propylene glycol in the treats could result in serious injury to cats. The adverse health impacts could be reducing red blood cell survival time (anemia) and making the cells more susceptible to oxidative damage. No illnesses have been reported to date. 

The VitaKitty treats were distributed nationwide via retail stores and mail order from April 13th through June 14th, 2012. 

This product is packaged in a re-sealable 2-ounce orange plastic bag with a clear window. The affected lot codes are SEW12CH032701/03c and SEW12CH032702/03c with a best before date of 09/10/13 and 09/11/13, respectively (UPC code 8 84244 00057 2). Lot codes can be found on the bottom right backside of the package. 

The recall resulted from a routine surveillance sample collected by the company and the Food and Drug Administration. Distribution of the affected product has been halted. 

Consumers who have purchased VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins from the affected lot codes are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. If the affected product was purchased online, consumers should contact the Internet retailer to understand their specific return and refund process. 

Consumers with questions may contact Arthur Dogswell at 1-888-559-8833 from 8AM to 5PM PST, Monday through Friday, or leave a message at any time.

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Mazda Recalls Tribute SUVs

Same throttle problem as the twin Ford Escape

Mazda is recalling about 217,000 Tribute SUVs to fix a problem that could cause the throttle to stick....

PhotoMazda is recalling about 217,000 Tribute SUVs to fix a problem that could cause the throttle to stick.

It's basically the same problem that caused Ford to recall 400,000 Escape SUVs last week.

The Escape and Tribute are "twins." They were developed jointly by Ford and Mazda, assembled by Ford and share many components.  

The Tribute recall affects vehicles from the 2001 through 2006 and 2008 model years that were equipped with a 3-liter, V-6 engine and cruise control.

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Motion Sensing Security Lights Recalled

HeathCo says the lights pose an electrical shock hazard

HeathCo LLC, of Bowling Green, KY, is recalling about 7,800 motion security lights....

PhotoHeathCo LLC, of Bowling Green, KY, is recalling about 7,800 motion security lights. 

The internal wiring can be damaged during installation, bulb replacement or adjustment, posing an electric shock hazard. No injuries have been reported. 

The recall involves Heath/Zenith 270° Motion Security Lights with model number SL-5414-WH. It replaces a standard outdoor wall mounted light fixture and is designed to turn on when motion is detected at night. 

The product has two cone-shaped lightbulb receptacles attached to a round mounting plate. A small, rectangular motion sensor is attached to the mounting plate between the light bulb receptacles. The unit is made of aluminum and plastic and comes in white only. The brand name and model number are on a label located on the back of the motion sensor. 

The sensors, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at: Home Depot Stores from September 2011 through April 2012 for about $30. 

Consumers should immediately stop using the light, turn off power to the unit at the circuit breaker or fuse panel and contact HeathCo for a free replacement light fixture. 

For additional information, contact HeathCo toll-free at (855) 833-8657 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, e-mail hzproductnotice@heathcollc.com, or visit the company’s Website.

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Club Car Recalls Golf and Transport Vehicles

Separation of the fuel hose from the fuel tank poses a fire hazard

Club Car LLC, of Augusta, GA, is recalling about 800 Golf cars and transport vehicles. The fuel hose can separate from the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard....

PhotoClub Car LLC, of Augusta, GA, is recalling about 800 golf cars and transport vehicles. The fuel hose can separate from the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard. 

Club Car has received one report of a fuel hose separating from the tank, but no injuries have been reported. 

The recalled vehicles are various sizes, models and colors of 2012 gas-powered golf 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. Model names do not appear on the vehicles, but models can be identified by two- letter prefixes on the serial number. Club Car is printed on the front of each vehicle. A list of recalled models and serial numbers is below. 

ModelSerial Numbers
DS Gas Golf CarAG 1232-298757 to AG 1238-314938
Villager 4 GasTG 1232-299285 to TG 1237-312956
XRT 850 Gas JZ1233-300104 to JZ 1238-314710
XRT 800 Gas XJ1233-300372 to XJ 1238-313369
Carryall 232 GasXL 1233-300113 to XL 1238-314964

 

The vehicles, manufactured in the United States, were sold at Authorized Club Car dealers nationwide from March 2012 through May 2012 for between $5,000 and $7,000. 

Consumers should stop using the recalled golf cars and transport vehicles and contact Club Car for a free inspection and repair of the fuel hose system. The firm is contacting its customers directly. 

For more information, contact Club Car at (800) 227-0739, ext. 3831, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Website

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Mazuri and LabDiet Feed Products Recall Expanded

The potential for elevated Vitamin D levels has prompted the recall

PMI Nutrition International is expanding a voluntary recall of Mazuri and LabDiet products due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. ...

PhotoPMI Nutrition International is expanding a voluntary recall of Mazuri and LabDiet products due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. 

Elevated vitamin D levels may cause death, or otherwise be harmful to animals and fish if fed for extended periods, potentially resulting in lack of interest in eating, weight loss and possible joint stiffness. 

The products listed below are being added to those included in recalls announced on July 3, July 6, and July 12, 2012, which were initiated after receiving customer complaints involving animal illness and small animal mortalities. 

The alpaca product lots included in the recall were manufactured at the Milford, Indiana plant, using ingredient initially manufactured from April 2, 2012 through May 8, 2012 at the Richmond, Indiana facility. The other lots included in this expanded recall were initially manufactured at the Richmond, IN, plant. 

The products were distributed nationwide and to international customers in Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, Singapore, Chile, and Uruguay. Lot codes for some products listed in this recall expansion extend beyond this date range, due to recoding upon further manufacturing, including use as an ingredient in other feed formulations or packaging into different sizes. 

Dealers have been asked to hold their inventories of these products, to notify affected customers, and to retrieve the product from these customers. The affected product should not be used, and, if possible, should be returned to the retail dealer.

LAB DIET RECALL 7/20/12
FormulaItemFull Product DescriptionWeightLot
5LP30055545ADVANCED PROTOCOL FROG DIET5 KG

APR 15123

APR 28123
5LP60055568ADVANCED PROTOCOL LARGE AVIAN DIET5 KGAPR15122
5LG10033078ADVANCED PROTOCOL OLD WORLD PRIMATE W/DENTAGUARD25 LBMAY04123
5LP50055567ADVANCED PROTOCOL SMALL AVIAN MAINTENANCE11 LB

APR11122

APR15123
50E60060296CERTIFIED GUINEA PIG - IRR25 LB

APR12122A

APR17122A
5000M0046064FIBER BALANCED MONKEY DIET MEAL25 LBAPR29122
5TUR1811182GRAIN-BASED NON-HUMAN PRIMATE TABLET, 1 GM BANANAVaries

12APR26RTD1
12JUN11RTD1
12MAY11RTD1

12MAY16RTD1
5TUR1811482GRAIN-BASED NON-HUMAN PRIMATE TABLET, 1 GM FRUIT PUNCHVaries12JUN07RTD1
5TUR1811441GRAIN-BASED NON-HUMAN PRIMATE TABLET, 190 MG FRUIT PUNCHVaries12JUN15RTD1
5TUR1811466GRAIN-BASED NON-HUMAN PRIMATE TABLET, 45 MG RASPBERRYVaries12JUN07RTD1
5TUR1811479GRAIN-BASED NON-HUMAN PRIMATE TABLET, 97 MG FRUIT PUNCHVaries12MAY09RTD1
5TUR1811473GRAIN-BASED NON-HUMAN PRIMATE TABLET, 97 MG GRAPEVaries12MAY09RTD1
5TUR1811467GRAIN-BASED NON-HUMAN PRIMATE TABLET, 97 MG RASPBERRYVaries12MAY09RTD1
5045M0006551HIGH PROTEIN MONKEY DIET REGRIND MEAL50 LBAPR09122
5045M0006552HIGH PROTEIN MONKEY DIET REGRIND MEAL25 LBAPR24122
9G0Y1815142-209LABDIET 5025W/0.5%CHOLESTEROL FROM EGGS/5%LARDVaries12MAY10RTD1
9G021815113-409LABDIET 5037 GEL DIETVaries12APR10RTD1
50400006549NEW WORLD PRIMATE22 LBAPR04121
MAZURI FEED RECALL 7/20/12
FormulaItemFull Product DescriptionWeightLot
5E080065162MAZ FR WATER TURTLE 6X1LB6 x 1 lb

BEST BY 06/04/14
BEST BY 06/05/14

5MM40065238MAZ MINI PACK KOI PLATINUM WHEAT NUGGETS2.5 LBAPR04123
560B0007864MAZURI ALPACA ULTIMATE40 LB

2JUL06MFI1
2JUN14MFI1
2JUN21MFI3
2MAY11MFI3
2MAY24MFI3

2MAY29MFI1
5TAF1810536MAZURI BZ CALLITRICHID DIETVaries

12JUN14RTD1
12MAY17RTD1

12MAY24RTD1
592Y0047797MAZURI CALLITRIC GEL DIET, NO SUGAR ADDEDVaries

12JUN08RTD1

5MI50008107MAZURI CALLITRICHID DIETVaries12JUN05RTD1
5B341815098MAZURI CALLITRICHID GEL DIET, HIGH VITAMIN DVaries

12MAY21RTD1

5MI60008108MAZURI CALLITRICHID HIGH FIBER DIETVaries

12JUN12RTD1

12MAY21RTD1
5MG10062615MAZURI CROCODILLIAN DIET50 LBAPR03121
5MM30065236MAZURI MINI PACK INSECTIVORE DIET3 LB

APR03121
APR27121 MAY07121

5ME6

0025433MONKEY 1-HIGGINS25 LBMAY07122
500A0007429NUTRAZU INSECTIVORE DIET50 LBAPR27121
51V20032876ORNAMENTAL FISH FINGERLING 3/6450 LBMAY07121

 

  • Lot numbers for Mazuri and LabDiet large-bag products are laser printed on the back of each bag, near the top.
  • Lot numbers on Mazuri and LabDiet small bags are stamped on the package.
  • Lot numbers on Mazuri gel-pack products are printed on the label.
  • Lot numbers on any Mazuri and LabDiet bottles, cans, boxes and small bags products are printed on the label.
  • Lot numbers for Mazuri Alpaca Ultimate are found on the sewing tape of the package.

Customers should return remaining products to their retailer to receive a refund. For more information on the product recall, contact your local dealer or Customer Service (1-855-863-0421, x 224) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EDT), Monday through Friday.

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Voluntary Recall of Land O’Lakes Purina Feed Products Expanded

Recall due to potential for elevated vitamin d level

Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC is expanding a voluntary recall to include the one variety with specific lot codes listed below due to the potential for eleva...

PhotoLand O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC is expanding a voluntary recall to include the one variety with specific lot codes listed below due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. 

Elevated vitamin D levels may cause death, or otherwise be harmful to animals and fish if fed for extended periods, potentially resulting in lack of interest in eating, weight loss and possible joint stiffness. 

The product listed below is being added to those included in a recall announced on July 12, 2012, which was initiated due to analytical test results on retained samples that indicate a potential for elevated levels of vitamin D.

 

Formula No.Item No.Description

Package Weight

Lot Numbers

51200006570Fish Chow® Meal50 LBMay 05 12 1

Lot numbers are laser printed on the back of each large bag, near the top. Lot numbers are interpreted as follows: APR=Month / 17=Day of Month / 12=Year / 2=Production Shift. 

Customers should return remaining products to their local dealer to receive a refund.  For more information on the product recall, contact your local dealer or Customer Service (1-800-522-3354) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EDT), Monday through Friday. 

The products were manufactured from April 2, 2012 through May 8, 2012 at the Richmond, IN, facility and distributed nationwide. Dealers have been asked to hold their inventories of these products, to notify affected customers, and to retrieve the product from these customers. The affected product should not be used, and, if possible, should be returned to the retail dealer.

The July 12, 2012, voluntary recall included the following Purina feed products.

Formula No.Item No.DescriptionPackage WeightLot Numbers
35TD0066925WellSolve W/C®40 LBALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3  Inclusive
35SU0046451WellSolve W/C®25 LB
bucket
ALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3  Inclusive
52C10001363Game Fish Chow®50 LBALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3  Inclusive
51J20040967Catfish3 250 LBALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3  Inclusive
51360007136Catfish Chow® SR50 LBALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3  Inclusive
51150006569Minnow Chow50 LBALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3  Inclusive
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Baby Move Prune Concentrate Recalled

Ingredient poses possible health risk

Wellements LLC is issuing a voluntary recall of Baby Move Prune Concentrate liquid dietary supplement, because the supplier of one of the ingredients used ...

PhotoWellements LLC is issuing a voluntary recall of Baby Move Prune Concentrate liquid dietary supplement, because the supplier of one of the ingredients used in the product has indicated that the ingredient has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 

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

No illnesses have been reported. 

The recall includes Wellements Baby Move Prune Concentrate 4oz (UPC 729609019878) sold in a glass bottle and packaged in an individual product carton. All product lots up to and including lot number 12179 are subject to the voluntary recall. 

Wellements Baby Move Prune Concentrate was distributed from January 2012 to July 2012 nationwide through retail stores and online retailers. 

On July 13, 2012, Wellements LLC was informed by its contract manufacturer who was informed by raw ingredient supplier Ingredion (formerly Corn Products International Inc.) that retain samples of five lots of a raw material Purimune (Galacto Oligosaccharide) had tested positive for Salmonella contamination. 

To date, no lots of Wellements Baby Move final product have tested positive for Salmonella contamination. 

Consumers who have purchased Wellements Baby Move Prune Concentrate are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company between 8am – 5pm PST at 800-255-2690 ext. 210. 

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Honda Recalling Certain 21012 CR-Vs and 2013 Acuras

A door-latch problem poses the risk of the door opening while driving

Honda is recalling 172,837 model year 2012 Honda CR-V and model year 2013 Acura ILX vehicles. ...

PhotoHonda is recalling 172,837 model year 2012 Honda CR-V and model year 2013 Acura ILX vehicles. 

If the manual or power door lock is activated while an interior front door handle is being operated by an occupant, the cable connecting the interior door handle to the door latch mechanism may become loose and move out of position. There is a possibility that the cable can move far enough out of position to prevent the door from properly latching. 

 If the door is not fully latched, the door may open while driving or in a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury to the vehicle occupants. 

 Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front door latch assemblies in the affected vehicles, free of charge. Additionally, the interior front door handles in certain Honda CR-Vs will also be replaced, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, August 16, 2012. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.

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NJ Firm Recalls Various Frozen, Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products

Potential exists for Listeria Monocytogenes contamination

Buona Vita, Inc., of Bridgeton, NJ, is recalling approximately 72,510 pounds of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible cont...

PhotoBuona Vita, Inc., of Bridgeton, NJ, is recalling approximately 72,510 pounds of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. 

The products subject to recall include: 

  • 30-lb. case of Silver Lake ".5 oz Cooked Meatballs made with chicken and beef"
  • 30-lb. case of Buon Gusto ".5 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs made with chicken and beef""
  • 10-lb. case of Buon Gusto "1/2 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs made with chicken and beef"
  • 10-lb. case of Mamma Cacciatore "1/2 oz Mamma Cacciatore Baked Beef and Chicken Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. case of Buon Gusto "1/2 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs made with chicken and beef"
  • 10-lb. case of Buon Gusto "2 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs made with chicken and beef"
  • 10-lb. case of Mamma Cacciatore "1 oz Mamma Cacciatore Baked Beef and Chicken Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. case of Buon Gusto "1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. case of Pisa Brand "1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs made with chicken and beef"
  • 10-lb. case of Buon Gusto "1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs made with chicken and beef"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buon Gusto "1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs with Pepper and Onions"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buono Vita "1 oz Baked Gourmet Meatballs with Pork and Beef"
  • 30-lb case of Buono Vita's ".65 oz Baked Gourmet Meatballs with Pork and Beef"
  • 10-lb. case of Sapore Italiano "3 oz Baked Meatballs with Beef and Pork"
  • 10-lb. case of Buon Gusto "1/2 oz Baked meatballs with chicken and beef" 

All the products were produced on June 26, 2012. The packages bear the establishment number "P-954" or "Est. 954" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were sold to distribution facilities nationwide. 

The problem was discovered through microbiological testing by a third party. USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the company have not received reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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Burlington Coat Factory Recalls Power Strips

Undersized wiring poses a risk of shock to consumers

Burlington Coat Factory, of Burlington, NJ, is recalling about 6,000 Lush Life® power strips....

PhotoBurlington Coat Factory, of Burlington, NJ, is recalling about 6,000 Lush Life® power strips. 

The power strips, which were manufactured in China and imported by Lush Life, of LaJolla, CA, have undersized wiring that poses a risk of shock to consumers. In addition, the wiring and plastic strip fail to meet fire resistance safety standards, posing a fire hazard. There are no reported incidents or injuries. 

The recall involves vibrantly designed power strips come in four prints including leopard, rose, skull and zebra. Model numbers 12256, 12257, 22563 and 22575 can be found on the six-outlet power strip. 

The strips were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, The Container Store and other retail stores nationwide from July 2011 through March 2012 for about $10. 

Consumers should stop using the power strips immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or store credit. 

For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (888) 223-2628 between 8:30 a.m. through 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Website.

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CareFusion Recalls EnVe Ventilator

A leak may occur in the patient breathing circuit or the system

CareFusion issued what the FDA has classified a Class 1 recall of EnVe® ventilators. ...

PhotoCareFusion issued what the FDA has classified a Class 1 recall of EnVe ventilators. 

A Class I recall is defined as having a reasonable probability of serious adverse health consequences or death associated with use of the defective units. 

The company initiated the voluntary recall in June. The products subject to the recall were manufactured between December 2010 and January 2012. This recall has no effect on the manufacture or distribution of current products. 

The recall notification sent to customers stated that the company had identified potential risks associated with the EnVe ventilator. A leak may occur in the patient breathing circuit or the system, resulting in the ventilator not holding the set Positive End Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) value either intermittently or continuously. The device will activate both audible and visual alarms to notify the health care professional that ventilation delivery to the patient may be compromised. 

Remediation plans previously announced by the company are underway and will be completed at customers’ sites. To date, there have been no reports of patient harm associated with the affected devices. 

Customer inquiries related to this action should be addressed to the CareFusion Customer Support Center at 1-800-554-8933. 

Any adverse reactions experienced with the use of this product, and/or quality problems should also be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Program: by mail at MedWatch, HF-2, FDA 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787; by phone at 1.800.332.1088; or by fax at 1-800.FDA.0178.

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Nissan Recalling Some 2012 Jukes

A problem with the rear back seat striker could cause crash injuries

Nissan is recalling 11,076 model year 2012 Juke vehicles manufactured from February 3, 2012, through May 26, 2012....

PhotoNissan is recalling 11,076 model year 2012 Juke vehicles manufactured from February 3, 2012, through May 26, 2012. 

Due to an incomplete weld penetration, the rear seat back striker may partially separate in a crash.  In the event of a crash, the rear seat back may not be secured, increasing the risk of injury to the rear seat occupants. 

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected seat back strikers, free of charge. The recall is scheduled to begin at the end of July. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

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Oto-Ease Ear Lubricant Recalled

Westone Labs recalls product due to possible microbial contamination

Westone Laboratories, Inc. is recalling of all sizes and packaging configurations of Oto-Ease® ear lubricant. The products have been found through a consum...

PhotoWestone Laboratories, Inc. is recalling of all sizes and packaging configurations of Oto-Ease ear lubricant. The products have been found through a consumer complaint and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sample analysis to be potentially contaminated with pathogenic bacteria and mold. 

Use of the product as directed for easing the insertion of custom fit ear molds and hearing instruments (including hearing aids) could result in infectious complications of the ear canal and surrounding tissues. 

This product was previously recalled in October 2011 within the United States and from Australia (without FDA knowledge). 

Consumers who have any size or packaging configuration should stop using the product and contact their healthcare provider. Packaging configurations include the following: 

  • 0.5 oz semi transparent flexible plastic bottles with orange or semi transparent plastic screw-on dispensing caps; and
  • aluminum foil single use sample packs with red or black print writing. 

The Oto-Ease unit containers are not identified with a lot number, expiration date, or UPC Code. 

No injuries or illnesses have been reported to date. This recall is being conducted with the full knowledge of the FDA. 

Westone Laboratories is notifying its distributors and customers through direct letter and issuance of this news release and is arranging for the disposal or return of all recalled products.1-800-357-3240 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm MST or email. 

The products were distributed to hospitals, health professionals, and retailers nationwide and to Belgium, Greece, Canada, Thailand, Australia, Panama, Singapore, Russian Federation, Ireland, The Philippines, France, Korea, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Brazil, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Hong Kong  and Sweden. 

Consumers with questions may contact Westone Laboratories at otoeaserecall@westone.com. 

Any adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of these products may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Events Program here, by regular mail using postage-paid, pre-addressed Form FDA3500 available here or by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178.

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Ford Recalling 2013 Escapes

Positioning of carpet padding could lead to the risk of a crash

Ford is recalling 8,266 model year 2013 Escape vehicles in the U.S. manufactured from March 8, 2012 through June 7, 2012. ...

PhotoFord is recalling 8,266 model year 2013 Escape vehicles in the U.S. manufactured from March 8, 2012 through June 7, 2012. 

Due to mis-positioned carpet padding the center console trim panel may be pushed outboard of the intended position, reducing clearance relative to the pedal package. 

The reduced clearance may result in the driver’s foot contacting the side of the brake pedal while transferring the foot from the accelerator pedal to the brake pedal, increasing stopping distances and the risk of a crash. 

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove the carpet padding and left-side console trim panel replaced with a new panel, free of charge. 

The recall is expected to begin on July 23, 2012. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. 

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Corn Chowder Soup Recalled

Sold under Hill Country Fare, Wegman's Chef's Cupboard an America's Choice brands

Morgan Foods, Inc., an Austin, Ind. establishment, is recalling approximately 94,850 pounds of corn chowder soup products that may contain foreign material...

PhotoMorgan Foods, Inc., an Austin, Ind. establishment, is recalling approximately 94,850 pounds of corn chowder soup products that may contain foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall are:

  • 18.8-ounce cans of “Hill Country Fare Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder,” Wegman’s Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder,” “Chef’s Cupboard Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder” and “America’s Choice Chicken Corn Chowder Chunky” with “best-by date” of “01 Mar 2014” stamped on the bottom of the can. The cans are also distributed in trays of 12 (twelve) with a case code of “B2912” on the case tray.

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-1469” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label. They were produced on February 29, 2012. The “Hill Country Fare Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder” product was shipped to retail stores in Texas. The “Wegman’s Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder” product was distributed to retail stores in New York. The “Chef’s Cupboard Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder” product was distributed to retail stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. The “America’s Choice Chicken Corn Chowder Chunky” product was distributed to retail stores in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. 

The problem was discovered when the company received two consumer complaints about finding pieces of a marker pen in the product. FSIS and the company have received no reports of injury or illness at this time. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness from consumption of these products should contact a healthcare provider. 

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Denise Moore, the company’s Director of Quality and R&D, at (812) 794-1253. Media with questions about the recall can contact Kim Hannaford, the company’s Director of Marketing, at (812) 794-2364. 


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Volvo Recalling S80 Vehicles

The potential for a transmission problem could lead to a crash

Volvo is recalling 1,469 model year 2011-2013 S80 vehicles. A software error may prevent the transmission from downshifting such as shifting from fifth to ...

PhotoVolvo is recalling 1,469 model year 2011-2013 S80 vehicles. A software error may prevent the transmission from downshifting such as shifting from fifth to fourth gear when coasting. This may result in decreased engine RPMs and possible engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash. 

Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will upgrade the software to the transmission control module, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, July 19, 2012.

Owners may contact Volvo Cars at 1-800-458-1552.

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Molenaar Recalls Folding Step Stools

Unexpected breaking or collapse of the stool poses the risk of falling

Molenaar LLC, of Willmar, MN, is recalling about 3,700 folding step stools....

PhotoMolenaar LLC, of Willmar, MN, is recalling about 3,700 folding step stools. 

The folding step stools can break or collapse unexpectedly when in use, posing a fall hazard to consumers. No incidents or injuries have been reported. 

This recall involves 13-inch high folding step stools. The step stool is plastic and has a handle for carrying the stool when it is folded. The stools have a single step and come in beige with a brown top. The stools, which were used as promotional products, have various company logos imprinted on the side panel beneath the top of the stool. 

The recalled stools, manufactured in China, were distributed free by various companies as promotional products between March 2012 and May 2012. 

Consumers should immediately stop using the step stools and return them to the business printed on the step stool to receive a different promotional item. Businesses that purchased the product from Molenaar should return them for a refund or credit. Consumers or businesses can contact Molenaar LLC for more information. 

For additional information, contact Molenaar at (877) 719-4442 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Website, where a link to this recall will be posted.

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Old Navy Recalls Toddler Girl Aqua Socks

A lack of traction poses a slip and fall hazard

Old Navy is recalling about 34,000 sets of Toddler Girl Aqua Socks in the U.S. and 3,800 sets in Canada. ...

PhotoOld Navy is recalling about 34,000 sets of Toddler Girl Aqua Socks in the U.S. and 3,800 sets in Canada. 

This style of Aqua Socks has less traction when worn on wet or smooth surfaces such as hardwood or tile, creating a slip and fall hazard. Two customers reported falls with minor injuries that did not require medical attention. 

The slip-on shoes have pull-on tabs on both the front and back of the foot opening. They were sold in pink and purple in Toddler sizes 5-11. 

The recall includes Old Navy Toddler Girl Aqua Socks with style number 896452. A small tag inside the foot opening contains the style number (896452), size information and country of origin (China). 

The socks were sold at Old Navy stores in the U.S. and Canada and at oldnavy.com in the U.S. and at oldnavy.ca in Canada from February 2012 through June 2012. They sold for between $12 and $15. 

Consumers should immediately stop using these products and return them to any Old Navy store for a full refund. Consumers who return them before November 9, 2012, will also receive a coupon for $10 off their next purchase at Old Navy. Contact custserv@oldnavy.com if you wish to return the Toddler Girl Aqua Sock by mail. 

For additional information, contact Old Navy toll-free at (866) 580-9930 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, Saturday between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET, and Sunday between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET, or email Old Navy at custserv@oldnavy.com.

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Family Dollar Stores Recalls Decorative Light Sets

The light sets pose a fire and electrical shock hazard

Family Dollar Services, Inc., of Matthews, NC. Is recalling about 280,000 sets of 200 Mini Lights. ...

PhotoFamily Dollar Services, Inc., of Matthews, NC. Is recalling about 280,000 sets of 200 Mini Lights. 

The light sets do not meet the UL standard for this product and pose a fire and shock risk. There have been three reports of overheating, but no injuries or instances of property damage. 

The recalled decorative light sets have “200 Mini Lights” and “Multi Lights, Green Wire” printed on the red box. The product’s is identified by SKU # 2211428 and UPC # 049696720465 found on the back of the package. The product contains labels attached to a tag on the power cord with UL Listing # E346525 and Model # F0L200A4S. 

The product, manufactured in China, was sold for $8 exclusively at Family Dollar stores from September 2011 through December 2011. 

Consumers should stop using the light sets immediately and return the product to a Family Dollar store for a full refund. 

For additional information, consumers should contact Family Dollar Stores at (800) 547-0359 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the "Help" section of the firm’s Website.

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Standard Process Recalls Three Dietary Supplements

The potential for Salmonella contamination is being cited

Standard Process Inc. of Palmyra, WI 53156 is voluntarily recalling the following three dietary supplements due to potential Salmonella contamination: Cat...

PhotoStandard Process Inc. of Palmyra, WI 53156 is voluntarily recalling the following three dietary supplements due to potential Salmonella contamination: 

  • Cataplex ACP (Product number 0700 and 0750) Lot 114
  • Cataplex C (Product number 1650 1655) Lot 114
  • Pancreatrophin PMG (Product number 6650) Lot 114 

The products -- all tablets -- were distributed in 60 cc and 200 cc amber glass bottles with Best Used By dates (BUB) of 5/13 indicated on both the bottles and the boxes. No other products or lot numbers are affected. 

Standard Process has provided information on this voluntary recall to all distributors and health care professionals who purchased these specific lots via telephone calls and mailings. The products were sold to consumers through health care professionals. 

The recall resulted from a routine FDA record inspection that revealed one of the ingredients used in these products potentially contained the bacteria. The company has ceased distribution of the product lots in question. 

Standard Process has not received any reports of illness related to these products. 

Consumers who have purchased any of these three products with specific lot codes of L114 are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers and health care professionals with questions can contact Standard Process Inc. at 866-397-3237.

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Sedona Labs Recalling iFlora Children’s Dietary Supplements

The products carry the risk of Salmonella contamination

Sedona Labs is voluntarily recalling certain lots of our iFlora® Kids Multi-Probiotic® and iFlora™ 4-Kids Powder distributed between 3/16/2011 and 5/3/2012...

PhotoSedona Labs is voluntarily recalling certain lots of our iFlora® Kids Multi-Probiotic® and iFlora™ 4-Kids Powder distributed between 3/16/2011 and 5/3/2012.  

The decision was made after Sedona learned that its supplier of Galactooligosaccharide (GOS), an ingredient in the products, has recalled GOS due to a possible Salmonella contamination. 

The following lots with their corresponding UPC codes are included in the recall:

 

iFlora® Kids Multi Probiotic

1074711

6 48575 01013 2

 

1479611

6 48575 01013 2

 

1640811

6 48575 01013 2

 

1734411

6 48575 01013 2

  

iFlora® Kids Multi-Probiotic® has been sold throughout the US to health food stores and Internet retailers.  iFlora™ 4-Kids Powder has been sold via health care professionals. 

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

In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. 

Customers possessing these products should discontinue their use immediately. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the iFlora® Kids Multi-Probiotic® or iFlora™ 4-Kids Powder. 

Any consumers who wish to return iFlora® Kids Multi-Probiotic® or iFlora™ 4-Kids Powder may return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Questions may be directed to the company at 1-888-816-8804, Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM PST. 

No other Sedona Labs products are involved or affected.

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Buona Vita Recalls Various Frozen, Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products

The recalls were prompted by the potential for Listeria monocytogenes contamination

Buona Vita, Inc. of Bridgeton, NJ, is recalling approximately 324,770 pounds of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible cont...

PhotoBuona Vita, Inc. of Bridgeton, NJ, is recalling approximately 324,770 pounds of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. 

The products subject to recall include: 

Items produced on May 3, 2012, and identified by the case code "1242"

  • 10-lb. cases of Cupino "Fully Cooked Meatballs with Pork and Beef"
  • 10-lb. cases of Mama Isabella "1/2 oz. size Beef and Pork Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Mama Isabella "1 oz. size Beef and Pork Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Mama Isabella "2 oz. size Beef and Pork Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Sapore Italiano .75 oz Baked Meatballs with Beef and Pork"
  • 30-lb. or 10-lb cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Buon Gusto ½ oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs Made with Chicken and Beef" 

Items were produced on May 4, 2012, and identified by the case code "1252"

  • 10-lb. cases of Vincent Giordano "4 oz. Cooked Italian Style Meatball"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Filomena 3 oz. Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Sapore Italiano .75 oz Baked Meatballs with Beef and Pork"
  • 30-lb. or 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Buon Gusto ½ oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs Made with Chicken and Beef"
  • 10-lb. cases of Dirusso's "Fully Cooked ½oz Meatballs"
  • 30-lb. or 10-lb. cases of Dirusso's "1 oz Italian Style Meatballs Fully Cooked"
  • 10-lb. cases of Dirusso's "Fully Cooked Mini Meatballs" 

Items produced on May 7, 2012, and identified by the case code "1282"

  • 30-lb. cases of Silver Lake Brand "3 oz Cooked Dinner Loaf Made with Chicken and Beef"
  • 30-lb. cases of Argenta Pride "Cooked Dinner Loaf Made with Chicken and Beef"
  • 30-lb. cases of Silver Lake Brand "3oz Cooked Chicken and Beef Burger Pattie Made with Chicken and Beef"
  • 30-lb. cases of Argenta Pride "3 oz Cooked Chicken and Beef Burger Patty Made with Chicken and Beef"
  • 30-lb. cases of Silver Lake Brand "4 oz Cooked Chicken and Beef Burger Made with Chicken and Beef"
  • 30-lb. cases of Silver Lake Brand "4oz Cooked Chicken Salisbury Patty Beef Added"
  • 30-lb. cases of Silver Lake Brand "3oz Cooked Chicken Salisbury Patty Beef Added"
  • 30-lb. cases of Argenta Pride "Cooked Chicken Salisbury Patty Beef Added" 

Items produced on May 8, 2012, and identified by the case code "1292"

  • 30-lb. cases of Argenta Pride "Cooked Chicken Salisbury Patty Beef Added"
  • 30-lb. cases of Argenta Pride "Cooked Dinner Loaf LS Made with Chicken and Beef"
  • 30-lb. cases of Argenta Pride "Cooked Breakfast Patty Made with Chicken and Beef"
  • 30-lb. cases of Silver Lake Brand "Cooked Breakfast Patty Made with Chicken and Beef"
  • 10-lb. cases of Whitsons Food Service "½ oz. Baked Italian Style Meatballs Made with Chicken and Beef"
  • 10-lb. cases of M&R Frosted Food Co. ".5oz Cooked Chicken and Beef Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Buon Gusto ½ oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs Made with Chicken and Beef"
  • 10-lb. cases of M&R Frosted Food Co. "1 oz Cooked Chicken and Beef Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Buon Gusto 1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs Made with Chicken and Beef"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Buon Gusto 2 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs Made with Chicken and Beef" 

Items produced on May 9, 2012, and identified by the case code "1302"

  • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Buon Gusto 1 oz Baked Turkey Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Orefresco "1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Bullpen "1.0 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Mamma Mia's 1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Napoli "1 oz. Traditional Style Cooked Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Whorle's "1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buonamici "1oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Mamma Cacciatore 1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Filomena 1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Napoli "2 oz Traditional Style Cooked Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Bullpen "1.5 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Napoli "1/2 oz Traditional Style Cooked Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Mamma Cacciatore 2 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Bullpen "2.0 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Whorle's ".5 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "½ oz. Mamma Cacciatore Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Bullpen ".5oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Filomena 1 oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Filomena .5oz Baked Italian Style Meatballs"
  • 30-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Mamma Cacciatore ½ oz Baked Beef and Chicken Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Monabella ".5 oz. Primo Baked Beef and Pork Meatballs"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Sapore Italiano .5oz Baked Meatballs w/ Beef and Pork"
  • 10-lb. cases of Buona Vita, Inc. "Buona Vita's .65 oz Baked Gourmet Meatballs with Pork and Beef" 

The packages bear the establishment number "P-954" or "Est. 954" inside the USDA mark of inspection and were sold to distribution facilities nationwide.

The problem was discovered through microbiological testing by FSIS and the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA). FSIS, ODA and the company have not received reports of illnesses due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider. 

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Buona Vita, Inc. at (856) 453-7972 and request to speak to Junior Vice President of Operations Paul Infranco.

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Isuzu Recalling Amigos and Rodeos

Corrosion in the suspension system could lead to handling problems and crashes

Isuzu is recalling 11,221 model year 1998-2000 Amigo and model year 2001-2002 Rodeo sport vehicles that were originally sold, or are currently registered, ...

PhotoIsuzu is recalling 11,221 model year 1998-2000 Amigo and model year 2001-2002 Rodeo sport vehicles.

The vehicles in question were originally sold, or are currently registered, in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, the District Of Columbia, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Kentucky. 

These vehicles may experience excessive corrosion in the vicinity of the forward mounting point bracket for the left or right rear suspension lower link. 

Excessive corrosion may result in the left or right rear suspension lower link bracket becoming detached from the frame, which can affect vehicle handling and increase the risk of a crash. 

Dealers will inspect the rear suspension lower link bracket area. 

  • For vehicles in which little or no corrosion is found, the area will be treated with an anti-corrosive compound.
  • For vehicles in which corrosion has damaged the rear suspension lower link bracket and affected its connection to the vehicle frame, a reinforcement bracket will be installed.
  • In the rare event the corrosion is so severe that the reinforcement bracket remedy would not be appropriate, Isuzu will offer to repurchase the vehicle for an amount based on the Kelley Blue Book “private party” price. 

All inspections and remedies will be provided free of charge for vehicles that are 10 years old or less. For vehicles older than 10 years, Isuzu will offer a free remedy, but only if the vehicle is presented to an Isuzu service facility dealer within 12 months of when owner notifications were issued. 

The recall is expected to begin in late July. Isuzu owners may contact Isuzu at 1-800-255-6727.  Customers may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-423 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).

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Fruiti Pops, Inc. Recalling Frozen Dessert Bars

Undeclared eggs in the product could make some consumers ill

Fruiti Pops, Inc. is recalling 178 dozen Fruiti Pops 4 ounce Classic Coconut frozen dessert bars because they may contain egg yolk. People who have an alle...

PhotoFruiti Pops, Inc. is recalling 178 dozen Fruiti Pops 4 ounce Classic Coconut frozen dessert bars because they may contain egg yolk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious and life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. 

The recall was initiated after it was discovered this product was produced with egg yolk and did not reveal the ingredient egg yolk on the packaging. 

The bars were distributed in Southern California and are sold by pushcart vendors and ice cream trucks. They were distributed between June 25 and June 28, 2012. The product comes in clear polypropylene packaging and is not labeled with lot numbers or expiration dates. The UPC of the recalled product is 763734 000011 and is located on the back of the wrapper. 

No illnesses have been reported to date. 

No other flavors of Fruiti Pops fruit bars or any other products produced by Fruiti Pops, Inc. are affected by this recall. 

Consumers who have purchased the product and are allergic or sensitive to egg yolk may return the product to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (562) 404-2568 or info@fruitipops.com.

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Twist'n Sparkle Beverage Carbonation System Bottles Recalled

iSi North America recall prompted by explosion hazard

iSi North America Inc, of Fairfield NJ, is recalling about 162,700 Twist'n Sparkle Home Beverage Carbonation System plastic bottles....

PhotoiSi North America Inc, of Fairfield NJ, is recalling about 162,700 Twist'n Sparkle Home Beverage Carbonation System plastic bottles. 

The plastic bottles can explode under pressure, expelling plastic parts, resulting in an injury hazard to anyone nearby. The firm is aware of nine incidents involving exploding plastic bottles including three in which consumers received cuts to various parts of their upper body. 

The products are plastic bottles used as a part of the iSi Twist'n Sparkle Beverage Carbonation System. The recalled bottles were sold in the Starter Set model number 1005 with one reusable bottle and the Bottle Set model number 1006 with two reusable bottles.

The model numbers are printed on the bottom of the box. The recalled plastic bottles are available in one size and two colors of caps/bottoms, white or gray. 

The product was sold at Williams-Sonoma, QVC and other national retailers and Websites from June 2010 to March 2012 for approximately $50 for the Starter Set and $30 for the Bottle Set. 

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and either contact iSi or the place of purchase for instructions on returning the product for a refund or store credit. For products purchased online, contact the online retailers for instructions on how to ship the returns and receive a refund or credit. Note that the US Postal Service does not accept CO2 gas chargers for shipment by mail. 

For additional information, contact iSi at (800) 645-3595 anytime or visit the firm's Website.

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Bath Petals Recalls Soy Candles

Overheating can produce fire and laceration hazards

Bath Petals Inc., of Gardena, CA, is recalling about 2,800 Soy Candles -- 1,600 in the United States and 1,200 in Canada....

Bath Petals Inc., of Gardena, CA, is recalling about 2,800 Soy Candles -- 1,600 in the United States and 1,200 in Canada. 

The candle can burn with a high flame, causing excessive heat. This poses a fire hazard in which the heat and flame can cause the glass candleholder to shatter, creating a laceration hazard. 

The firm has received one report of a candle burning with a high flame and shattering the glass holder. No injuries or property damage were reported. 

The candles are 7.5 oz. soy candles sold in four colors and scents: Australian Eucalyptus, California Rose Garden, French Alpine and Thai Lemongrass Ginger. "Bath petals" and the scent name are printed on the glass candleholder. 

The following UPC codes are on the bottom of the box: 6-10696-55269-3, 7-97734-03754-8, 7-97734-03755-5 and 7-97734-03758-6. They were sold at TJ Maxx and Marshalls in the U.S. from February 2012 through April 2012 and at Homesense, Winners and Marshalls in Canada in April 2012, for about $10. 

Consumers should stop using these candles immediately and contact Bath Petals for a full refund. For additional information, contact Bath Petals toll-free at (855) 772-7258 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Website.

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GM Recalling Chevrolet Captivas

A problem with the parking brake could cause a crash

General Motors is recalling 2070 model year 2012 Chevrolet Captiva sport passenger vehicles manufactured from April 26 through May 17, 2012. ...

PhotoGeneral Motors is recalling 2070 model year 2012 Chevrolet Captiva sport passenger vehicles manufactured from April 26 through May 17, 2012. 

These vehicles fail to conform to the park brake performance requirements federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 135, "light vehicle brake systems." The park brake cable may not be fully seated in its connector and may separate from the connector. If this occurs, the park brake will become inoperative and will not hold the vehicle. 

If the vehicle is on an uneven surface, this could result in unintended vehicle movement and a crash. 

 GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and ensure that the park brake cables are connected and secure free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, July 18. Owners may contact the Chevrolet owner center at 1-866-694-6546.

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Innovage Recalls Discovery Kids Lamps

Recall cites potential for fire and burn hazards

Fire and burn hazards prompt recall of Discovery Kids Lamps...

PhotoInnovage LLC, of Foothill Ranch, CA, is recalling about 300,000 Discovery Kids Animated Marine and Safari Lamps. 

The placement of internal wires near the circuit board can cause electrical short-circuiting and sparking, posing a fire and a burn hazard to consumers. 

This recall involves Discovery Kids Animated Marine and Safari Lamps that feature rotating films with marine or safari scenes. The words "Discovery Kids" are printed on the front top-left corner of the product. 

The recalled products have both an 11-digit batch number that begins with either 584894 or 10128 and a model number of 1628626, 1642433, 1641522, 1641523, 1645729, or 1645853. 

Batch numbers can be found imprinted in the plastic underneath the lamps and on the bottom of the packaging. Model numbers can be found on stickers placed underneath the lamps and on the bottom of the packaging near the barcode. 

Innovage has received 11 reports of short circuiting. This includes three reports of lamps catching fire, which led to property damage. No injuries have been reported. 

The lamps, which are manufactured in China, were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Bonton, JCPenney, Kohls, Office Max, Toys "R" Us stores nationwide as well as the online retailers Amazon, Ideeli, JCPenney, Kohls, Macy's and Overstock from June 2010 through March 2012 for between $10 and $20. (photo included)

Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps and contact Innovage for instructions on how to obtain a full refund. 

For additional information contact Innovage toll-free at (888) 232-1535 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Website or e-mail info@lamprecall.org.

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Volkswagen Recalling Some Audi Q5 Vehicles

A problem with the sunroof glass panel could cause it to break in cold weather

A sunroof problem propmts a recall of some Audi Q5s...

PhotoVolkswagen Of America is recalling 13,172 model year 2012 Audi Q5 vehicles manufactured from June 21, 2011, through December 9, 2011. 

Some vehicles may be equipped with a front sunroof glass panel that is susceptible to breakage in extremely cold weather/temperature conditions. Should the sunroof’s glass break while the vehicle is in use, the falling glass could cut and injure the driver or passengers. It could also distract the driver, increasing the risk of a crash. 

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front sunroof glass panel free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about august 7, 2012. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. 

Volkswagen’s safety recall number is 60b2/l3. Customers may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).

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