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Tri City Cheese and Meats recalls Jalapeño Vienna sausage products

The product contains undeclared monosodium glutamate (MSG)

Tri City Cheese and Meats of Kawkawlin, MI, is recalling approximately 271 pounds of Jalapeño Vienna sausage products that they contain monosodium glutamat...

PhotoTri City Cheese and Meats of Kawkawlin, MI, is recalling approximately 271 pounds of Jalapeño Vienna sausage products that they contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the label.

The following product is subject to recall:

  • 1- and 2.5-lb. Cryovac bags of "Troll Smokehouse Fully Cooked Jalapeño Vienna."

The product bears the establishment number "EST. 32015" inside the USDA mark of inspection. It was produced Oct. 18, 2012 through Nov. 6, 2012, and packages have a sell by date of "12/17/12" through "01/03/13." The product was distributed to retail establishments in Michigan.

The problem was discovered during a routine label review. There are no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Consumers with questions should contact Sarah David at (989) 686-3210.  

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Tegol recalls motorcycle helmets

The helmets fail to meet ceretain federal safety standards

Tegol, Inc. is recalling nearly 4,600 motorcycle helmets, models AX-30010 Outlaw Carbon Tech Glossy, AX-30020 Outlaw Carbon Tech Matte, and AX-30030 Outlaw...

PhotoTegol, Inc. is recalling nearly 4,600 motorcycle helmets, models AX-30010 Outlaw Carbon Tech Glossy, AX-30020 Outlaw Carbon Tech Matte, and AX-30030 Outlaw Carbon Tech Red, all sizes.

The helmets fail to conform to the impact attenuation, penetration, labeling and retention requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."

By wearing a noncompliant helmet, the user may not be adequately protected in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Tegol will notify owners and will either replace any noncompliant helmet or offer a full refund. The manufacturer has not yet provided a remedy schedule.

Owners may contact Tegol's recall Hotline toll-free at 1-866-371-0281.

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Sukhi's Red Curry Vegetables recalled

The product contains an undeclared allergen -- shrimp

Sukhi's Gourmet Indian Foods is recalling a single lot code of Red Curry with Vegetables because it contains an undeclared allergen -- shrimp. Consumers ...

PhotoSukhi's Gourmet Indian Foods is recalling a single lot code of Red Curry with Vegetables because it contains an undeclared allergen -- shrimp.

Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shrimp, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. No illnesses have been reported in connection to this product and no other Sukhi's products are affected.

The recalled product is Lot code 3390113612 with a Use-By Date of 5/14/2013 with a UPC code: 7-67226-02901-6. It was shipped to distributors in California, Texas, Minnesota and Georgia, between 5/21/2012 and 10/15/2013.

Sukhi's became aware of the error, after receiving a customer complaint.

Consumers who have purchased the product with this lot code should return the product to the store where it was purchased to receive a replacement or a refund.

Consumers can call Sukhi's Gourmet Indian Foods at 1-888-4SUKHIS from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, Monday thru Friday.

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Children’s waterslides recalled

Inadequate warning labels hold the potential for injury hazards

Sportspower Ltd., of Hong Kong is recalling about 1,500 Liquid Motion waterslides. The warning labels on the children’s waterslide are inadequate for weig...

PhotoSportspower Ltd., of Hong Kong is recalling about 1,500 Liquid Motion waterslides.

The warning labels on the children’s waterslide are inadequate for weight limit and fail to tell consumers never to slide head first. This poses a risk of serious injuries, including neck injuries.

The company has received one report of a man who received a neck injury after sliding down the waterslide head first.

This recall involves Sportspower Liquid Motion waterslides. Consumers inflate the waterslide with air and spray it with water for sliding. They are used on the ground, not at the pool. The waterslides are blue and yellow and measure about 18 feet long by 9 feet high by 5 feet wide.

A “Liquid Motion by Sportspower” logo is printed on the side. Recalled waterslides have item number INF-1375 and UPC 687064031340 located on the packaging.

The waterslides, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Menards Inc. from April 2010 through July 2010 for about $300.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled waterslides and contact Sportspower to receive new labels to affix to the waterslide. The labels warn consumers not to use the waterslide if they are older than 13 years of age and/or weigh more than 100 lbs. The labels also warn consumers never to slide head first.

Consumers may contact Sportspower toll-free at (888) 965-0565, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email customerservice@sportspowerltd.net for more information.

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Sportspower recalls trampolines

Unstable support legs pose a risk of serious injury

Sportspower Ltd. of Hong Kong is recalling about 23,400 trampolines. The trampoline’s metal legs can move out of position and puncture the jumping area, p...

PhotoSportspower Ltd. of Hong Kong is recalling about 23,400 trampolines.

The trampoline’s metal legs can move out of position and puncture the jumping area, posing a risk of injury, including deep, penetrating puncture wounds, cuts and bruises to people on the trampoline.

The company is aware of one incident of the trampoline leg separating from the frame while in use, causing the leg to puncture through the jumping surface. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Sportspower Parkside model TR-14FT-COM trampolines. The trampolines are 14 feet in diameter and were sold with an enclosure net. The trampolines have blue or light blue fabric on the safety matting and enclosure pole sleeves. The model number is marked on the packaging and instruction manual. “Parkside” is printed on the enclosure net.

The trampolines, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Sports Authority stores nationwide from April 2007 through May 2012 for about $540.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trampolines and contact Sportspower to receive a free repair kit.

Consumers may contact Sportspower toll-free at (888) 965-0565, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or by email at customerservice@sportspowerltd.net for more information.

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G-U Hardware recalls window fittings

The fittings can break causing the window to fall

G-U Hardware of Newport News, VA, is recalling about 5,000 window fittings: tilt-turn stay arms and side-hung sash hinges. The window fittings can break, ...

PhotoG-U Hardware of Newport News, VA, is recalling about 5,000 window fittings: tilt-turn stay arms and side-hung sash hinges.

The window fittings can break, causing the window to fall, posing an injury hazard to consumers. The company has received two reports of windows falling, including one report of a broken thumb.

This recall involves tilt-turn stay arm and side-hung sash hinge adjustable window fittings. They are used to attach a window to a frame and primarily sold for use in commercial buildings. The fittings have clamps, locking pins and stainless steel springs. “G-U” and the component number are stamped at the ends of the fitting.

The recalled G-U Hardware window fittings have the following model names, and model and component numbers:

Window Fitting

Model Name

Model Number

Component Number

Side-hung sash hinge

Jet AK8

6-31064-00-0-1

9-31209

Tilt-turn stay arm

Jet AK8 30

K-15805-00-0-1

9-31209

Jet AK8 50

K-15806-00-0-1

9-31208

Jet AK8 90

K-15807-00-0-1

9-31208

The fittings, manufactured in Turkey, were sold by hardware wholesalers and window manufacturers nationwide from October 2002 to December 2011 for between $7 and $26.

Consumers may contact G-U Hardware toll-free at (855) 355-8810 to arrange for the free replacement and installation of new window fittings.

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Toro riding mowers recalled

A possible fuel tank leak present a fire hazard

The Toro Co., of Bloomington, MN, is recalling about 2600 Toro Z Master riding mowers. The traction drive belt can wear through the mower's fuel tank and ...

PhotoThe Toro Co., of Bloomington, MN, is recalling about 2600 Toro Z Master riding mowers.

The traction drive belt can wear through the mower's fuel tank and cause fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard. Toro has received five reports of incidents, but no reports of injuries.

This recall involves 2012 Toro Z Master Commercial 2000 Series ZRT riding mowers. The mowers are red and black. "Toro" and "2000 Series" are printed on the side and "Z Master Commercial" on the front of the mowers. The model and serial numbers are on a metal plate located at the front of the mower, below the seat, on the left-hand side.

The following models and corresponding serial numbers are included in this recall: model number 74141 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000784; model number 74143 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000887; and model number 74145 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312001178.

The mowers, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Toro dealers nationwide from January 2012 through August 2012 for between $7,700 and $8,700.

Consumers should stop using the recalled mowers immediately and contact a Toro dealer to schedule a free repair and/or to check if the repair has already been made to the mower. Toro has contacted registered owners of the recalled mowers.

Consumers may contact Toro toll-free at (855) 493-0090, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

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Step2 recalls children's riding toy

A rider can lean too far forward and fall

The Step2 Company of Streetsboro, OH, is recalling about 15,500 children s riding toys. Children who lean too far forward on the seat can go over the han...

PhotoThe Step2 Company of Streetsboro, OH, is recalling about 15,500 children s riding toys.

Children who lean too far forward on the seat can go over the handle bar and hit the ground. The firm has received four reports of incidents -- one resulting in head bumps and one resulting in a minor concussion and cuts to the gum and lip from the child's front teeth.

The recalled product is an X-Rider Car, a red, plastic toy scooter with a yellow handlebar and seat, and two blue stickers that simulate headlights. The toy is 14 inches high, 14 inches wide and 19 inches long. The middle of the handle bar contains the Step2 logo. Children use their feet to propel the toy.

The riding toy, manufactured in the U.S., was sold at Target and other retailers from January 2012 through August 2012 for about $25.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and contact Step2 to receive a free replacement toy.

Consumer may contact Step2 toll-free at (866) 860-1887, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Harbor Freight Tools recalls cordless drill

The trigger switch can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard

Harbor Freight Tools, of Camarillo, CA, is recalling about 108,000 cordless drills. The black trigger switch on the 19.2v cordless drill can overheat, po...

PhotoHarbor Freight Tools, of Camarillo, CA, is recalling about 108,000 cordless drills.

The black trigger switch on the 19.2v cordless drill can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. The company has received one report of a drill overheating and burning through the handle of the unit, which resulted in a consumer receiving a minor injury.

This recall involves Harbor Freight Tools Cordless Drills, model number 96526. The drills are blue and black and have a black trigger switch. They have a 19.2v rechargeable battery pack. The drill's model number is located on a yellow label on the left side of the drill. "Made in China" appears in black and red lettering on a yellow warning sticker located on the right side of the unit.

The drills were sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide, via catalog and online from April 2008, through May 2012, for between $27 and $30.

Consumers should stop using the recalled drill immediately, remove the rechargeable battery and contact Harbor Freight Tools to receive a free replacement drill.

Consumers may contact Harbor Freight Tools toll-free at (800) 444-3353, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or by email at recalls@harborfreight.com.

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Capital City Fruit recalls cherry tomatoes

The tomatoes may be contaminated with Salmonella

Capital City Fruit of Norwalk, IA, is recalling cherry tomatoes shipped by Rio Queen Citrus on November 10, 2012. The company received notification from ...

PhotoCapital City Fruit of Norwalk, IA, is recalling cherry tomatoes shipped by Rio Queen Citrus on November 10, 2012.

The company received notification from Rio Queen Citrus following discovery of a potentially pathogenic organism -- Salmonella -- by the Food and Drug Administration in random testing of an incoming load of cherry tomatoes.

Cherry tomatoes associated with the Rio Queen Citrus used in the packaging of certain lots of Capital Brand Clamshell Cherry tomatoes have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These cherry tomatoes were shipped to retail stores from November 14, 2012, through November 18, 2012.

The recalled product was sold in retail stores in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. There have been no reported illnesses attributed to the items listed in this recall.

Capital City Fruit has notified the retailers who have received the recalled product and directed them to remove it from their store shelves.

Consumers who purchased affected products listed in the table below should not consume them and should destroy or discard them.

The product being recalled is a Capital Brand 1-pint clamshell container. The label of the clamshell container is located on the top of the container and has a 4-digit date code on the lower right side of the label (see example below). Clamshell cherry tomatoes with the 4-digit date code listed below should be discarded.

Brand

Product

Pack Size

Case Lot #

Clamshell
Date Code

Capital Brand

1 Pint
Clamshell
Cherry
Tomatoes

1 Pint

P96290001
P96330002
P96477001
P96368001
P96500001
P96313001
P96330007
P96290006
P96500006

4604
4605
4606
4605
4701
4604
4605
4604
4701

Consumers may contact Capital City Fruit, Inc. at (800) 535-6826, Monday- Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time) except holidays.

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Stanley's Market recalls kielbasa products

The products may contain pieces of plastic

Stanley's Market Brands of Toledo, OH, is recalling approximately 16,100 pounds of kielbasa products because they may contain foreign materials -- less tha...

PhotoStanley's Market Brands of Toledo, OH, is recalling approximately 16,100 pounds of kielbasa products because they may contain foreign materials -- less than 5mm-sized pieces of plastic.

The products subject to recall include:

  • 10-lb. bulk cases, each containing 15 links of "STANLEY'S MARKET FRESH KIELBASA," bearing the identifying case code of "S0011" and any of the following package codes: "30412," "30512," "30612," "31012," "31112," "31312," "31412," "31812," "32012," "32112."
  • 41-oz white freezer paper wrapped packages, each containing 4 links of "STANLEY'S MARKET FRESH KIELBASA."
  • 21-oz. white freezer paper wrapped packages of "STANLEY'S MARKET FRESH KIELBASA," bearing the identifying case code of "S0071" and any of the following package codes: "31012" or "31112." The product was produced on Nov. 5, 2012 and Nov. 6, 2012.
  • Bulk packages of "STANLEY'S MARKET FRESH KIELBASA."
  • 6.6 lb. vacuum sealed packages of "STANLEY'S MARKET SMOKED FRESH KIELBASA," with the identifying case code of "S0013," and any of the following package codes: "31312" or "31012." The product was produced on Nov. 5, 2012 and Nov. 8, 2012.

The products being recalled bear the establishment number "Est. 34598" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on the following dates in 2012, unless otherwise noted above: Oct. 30, Oct. 31, Nov. 1, Nov. 5, Nov. 6, Nov 8, Nov. 9, Nov. 13, Nov. 15, and Nov. 16.

The above listed products were repackaged into consumer-size packages and may not bear the identifying product information.

The 10-lb bulk cases listed above were distributed at the wholesale level in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio for further processing and distribution.

The 41-oz packages were distributed nationwide through internet sales at the retail level, while the 21-oz packages were distributed to retail establishments in Toledo, Ohio.

The bulk and 6.6-lb packages were sold through the company's retail counter in Toledo, Ohio.

The company initiated the recall after being informed by its supplier that the marjoram ingredient in the spice mix used in the kielbasa products was being withdrawn from the market by the supplier for potentially containing foreign materials. There have been no reports of injury associated with the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about injury should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers with questions should contact the company's Vice President of Operations Andrew Zychowicz, at (419) 726-8488.  

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Toyota recalls older model Tacoma trucks in cold-weather states

A possible corrosion problem with the spare tire carrier could pose the risk of a crash

Toyota is recalling 150,000 model year 2001 through 2004 Tacoma light trucks manufactured from August 28, 2000, through August 27, 2004. The vehicles wer...

PhotoToyota is recalling 150,000 model year 2001 through 2004 Tacoma light trucks manufactured from August 28, 2000, through August 27, 2004.

The vehicles were originally sold, or are currently registered, in the following cold climate states with high road salt usage: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

The spare tire in these vehicles is located underneath the rear of the vehicle and held by a spare tire carrier. A lift plate on the carrier is used to help raise, lower and retain the tire. During its manufacture, the lift plate may not have been sufficiently coated with anti-corrosion materials. If that is the case and the vehicle is operated in cold climate regions where road salts are frequently used, road spray can reach the carrier assembly and corrode the lift plate.

Corrosion of the plate could cause it to break, which could result in detachment of the spare tire from the vehicle, posing a road hazard that could increase the risk of a crash.

A remedy for this defect is currently being developed. Toyota will notify owners when it has been completed. The recall is expected to begin during December 2012.

Owners may contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

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Chicken empanadas containing monosodium glutamate (MSG) recalled

The MSG is not listed on the label

Global Culinary Investments of Spring, TX, is recalling approximately 1,331 pounds of chicken empanadas because they contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), wh...

PhotoGlobal Culinary Investments of Spring, TX, is recalling approximately 1,331 pounds of chicken empanadas because they contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the label.

The products subject to recall include:

  • 10-lb. bulk cases, each containing 50 count bags of "Luca Chicken Empanada," bearing the identifying case code of "10853349004002."

These products bear the establishment number "P-44923" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on various dates from September 4, 2012 through November 21, 2012, and have a “best by” date between March 4, 2013, and May 21, 2013.

The 10-lb bulk cases listed above were distributed for institutional use in the Houston, Texas, area.

There have been no reports of injury associated with the consumption of these products.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the company's Chief Operating Officer, Juan Pablo Sarmiento, at (281) 298-1272.  

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Volkswagen recalls certain 2012-2013 Beetles

The occupant control module may not properly detect the presence of a child restraint installed in the seat

Volkswagen is recalling 2,471model year 2012-2013 Beetle vehicles, manufactured from February 2012, through August 2012, and equipped with leather sport se...

PhotoVolkswagen is recalling 2,471 model year 2012-2013 Beetle vehicles, manufactured from February 2012, through August 2012, and equipped with leather sport seats.

If the right front passenger seat gets wet, the occupant control module may not properly detect the presence of a child restraint installed in the seat. If the control module does not detect a child seat installed, the airbag will not turn off.

If the airbag does not turn off, in the event of a crash necessitating front airbag deployment, a child secured in the child seat may be at an increased risk for serious injury.

Volkswagen will notify owners and replace the control modules free of charge. VW has not yet provided a notification schedule.

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

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Newman’s Own recalls Lite Honey Mustard Dressing

The product contains an undeclared allergen -- milk

Newman’s Own is recalling its Lite Honey Mustard Dressing because it contains undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run...

PhotoNewman’s Own is recalling its Lite Honey Mustard Dressing because it contains undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the affected product.

There have been no complaints of illness reported to date and no other Newman’s Own products or flavors are affected.

The products, sold in retail stores in the Eastern to Midwestern US, are 16 fl. oz. bottles of Newman’s Own Lite Honey Mustard Dressing that have a sell-by date of 16 OCT 13 M with a time stamp from 12:47 – 13:30 and UPC code of 0 20662 00292 1.

The sell-by date is located on the neck label of the bottle. Only the product with time codes from 12:47 to 13:30 are affected.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that Newman’s Own Lite Honey Mustard Dressing was labeled with an incorrect back label that did not list the allergen milk.

Consumers with any product noted above can return the product to retailer for a full refund, or contact Newman’s Own, Inc.

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Sara Lee Recalls Butter Streusel Coffee Cake

The product may contain pecans, an undeclared allergen

Sara Lee is recalling Sara Lee Butter Streusel Coffee Cake with the UPC # 3210002342 and a BEST BY DATE of Oct. 16, 2013. The product may contain pecans, a...

PhotoSara Lee is recalling Sara Lee Butter Streusel Coffee Cake with the UPC # 3210002342 and a BEST BY DATE of Oct. 16, 2013. The product may contain pecans, an allergen not listed on the label.

The national recall affects 3,381 pounds of product with the BEST BY DATE of Oct. 16, 2013 on the side panel.

No other Sara Lee branded products, including Sara Lee branded fresh bakery products, are affected by this recall. The company has received no reports of illnesses associated with this product.

Consumers may return the affected product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.

Consumers who may have questions or concerns should call the special toll-free consumer line at 1.888.747.7611Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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Hunter Douglas recalls custom cellular and pleated window coverings

A child can become entangled in a cord loop and strangle

Hunter Douglas Fabrication of West Sacramento, CA, is recalling about 4,400 shades. Some of the cords inside the breakaway cord stop were ...

PhotoHunter Douglas Fabrication of West Sacramento, CA, is recalling about 4,400 shades.

Some of the cords inside the breakaway cord stop were tied in a single knot which can prevent the cord stop from functioning as designed to break away. A child can become entangled in a cord loop and strangle. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves custom-made cellular and pleated window coverings, sold in various colors and featuring a breakaway cord stop. The honeycomb and pleated shades have a top-down and bottom-up function allowing for the raising and lowering of the shades from the top down or from the bottom up. The Hunter Douglas logo is printed on the tassels on the single cords that descend from the breakaway cord stop.

The following products are affected:

  • standard cordlock top-down/bottom-up Duette and Applause honeycomb shades;
  • standard cordlock top-down/bottom-up Hunter Douglas pleated shades;
  • Hunter Douglas Brilliance Privacy View pleated shades; and
  • standard cordlock Duette and Applause Duolite shades

The shades, manufactured in the U.S., were sold by Hunter Douglas dealers nationwide from January 2011 through August 2012. Custom shade prices vary widely based on size, style and dealer. Retail prices for these recalled shades range from $240 up.

Consumers should check their window coverings to see if the cords inside the breakaway cord stop are tied in a single knot. The breakaway cord stop is the plastic device that attaches two cords from the end of the blind to a single cord used to adjust the blind. Blinds have adjustment cords on both ends of the head rail with a cord stop on each.

If there is a knot in the two cords inside the cord stop, stop using these window coverings and contact Hunter Douglas for a free repair kit with instructions on untying the knot. Hunter Douglas will also be contacting consumers to provide repair kits.

Consumers may contact Hunter Douglas at (800) 997-2389 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Legendary Baking recalls 'Apple Lattice' pies

The pies may contain an undeclared allergen -- eggs

Legendary Baking of Denver, CO, is recalling 726 Private Selection 9-Inch pies labeled as "Apple Lattice" with a UPC of 1111060195 and Lot Code 12296 (loca...

PhotoLegendary Baking of Denver, CO, is recalling 726 Private Selection 9-Inch pies labeled as "Apple Lattice" with a UPC of 1111060195 and Lot Code 12296 (located on side of aluminum pie tie).

The pies may contain undeclared eggs. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Private Selection 9-Inch pies labeled as "Apple Lattice" were distributed to Quality Food Centers (QFC) in Washington State and Oregon only, with sell by dates of November 4 through November 26, 2012.

The 9-Inch pies are sealed in a brown cardboard box with a see-through plastic label and sold as a fresh item at the consumer level. There have been no illnesses reported to date.

The recall was initiated after the company discovered the product containing egg was distributed in packaging that may not comply with applicable regulations regarding disclosure of egg as an ingredient.

Consumers who have purchased pies labeled as Private Selection 9-Inch Apple Lattice may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-855-358-8888 Mon-Friday 8:30-5:30 pm CST.

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Michael Gourmet Delicacies recalls Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon

The product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Michaels Gourmet Delicacies of Miami, FL is recalling Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Batch# 1443, that has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria mono...

PhotoMichaels Gourmet Delicacies of Miami, FL is recalling Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Batch# 1443, that has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune system.

The following products were sold in all Whole Foods in the State of Florida from June 12, 2012 through November 16, 2012:

  • 4oz Michaels Gourmet Delicacies' Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Vacuum Packed Batch# 1443 UPC Code 93573 81729
  • 8oz Michaels Gourmet Delicacies' Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Vacuum Packed Batch# 1443 UPC Code 93573 81728
  • 16oz Michaels Gourmet Delicacies' Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Vacuum Packed Batch# 1443 UPC Code 13964 11568
  • 4oz Trimmings in Plastic Container Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Batch# 1443 UPC Code 93573 81729

The recall was the result of a routine sampling by the Florida Department of Agriculture that revealed that the finished product contained bacteria. The company has ceased the sale of the entire Wild Alaskan Sockeye Batch# 1443. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers should discard or return any of the products purchased from any Whole Foods Florida Region Stores labeled Michaels Gourmet Delicacies' Wild Alaskan Sockeye with batch# 1443.

Consumers with questions may contact Michael Seafood by phone at 305-770-3446 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time, or fax at 305-770-9255.

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Britax recalls convertible child restraint systems

A soft chest pad on the seat can be bitten or chewed, posing a choking hazard

Britax is recalling 55,455 convertible child restraints, models Boulevard 70 G3, Advocate 70 G3, and Pavilion 70 G3, Model Numbers: E9LJ91A, E9LJ91M, E9L...

PhotoBritax is recalling 55,455 convertible child restraints, models Boulevard 70 G3, Advocate 70 G3, and Pavilion 70 G3, Model Numbers:

  • E9LJ91A, E9LJ91M, E9LJ91S, E9LJ92E, E9LJ93P, E9LJ93S, E9LK91A, E9LK31A, E9LK31Q, E9LK32D, E9LK32Z, E9LK33Q, E9LL11A, E9LL11Q, E9LL12D, E9LL12Z, E9LG81A, E9LG83N, E9LG83P, E9LG83X, E9LG83Y, E9LL21A, E9LL23P, E9LL23Y, manufactured from June 2012 through August 2012.

These seats were manufactured with a softer chest pad material that may be bitten or chewed into pieces by a child using the seat. If the child bites off a piece of the softer pad, it could be a choking hazard, resulting in injury or death.

Britax will provide owners with replacement HUGS pads that are made from a firmer material and instructions on how to replace the pads free of charge.

Owners may remove the HUGS pads and continue using the seat until replacement pads are received. The safety recall is expected to begin shortly.

Owners may contact Britax Customer Service Department at 1-888-427-4829 with questions or to request replacement pads in the event their restraint is not already registered with Britax.

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Whole Foods Market recalls cookies

The cookies contain two undeclared allergens -- almonds and pecans

Whole Foods Market is recalling two bulk cookie items because they contain almonds and pecans -- two undeclared allergens. These products were sold loose a...

PhotoWhole Foods Market is recalling two bulk cookie items because they contain almonds and pecans -- two undeclared allergens. These products were sold loose as Cookies-by-the-Pound, a self-service section in the Bakery area of the store. The two products are:

  • Wedding Cookies (contain pecans)
  • Almondine Wedding Cookies (contain almonds)

Consumers with almond or pecan allergies who have purchased Wedding Cookies or Almondine Wedding Cookies from the Cookies-by-the-Pound section are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The cookies were distributed in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee between October 22 and November 15 2012. One illness has been confirmed in Georgia.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the point-of-sale signs on the almond- and pecan-containing products were missing this allergen information.

Consumers with questions may contact 512-542-0060 Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm CDT excluding Nov. 22 – 23, 2012.

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Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft recalls foam pumpkin turkey craft kit

There's a risk to small children of magnet ingestion

Jo-Ann Stores of Hudson, OH is recalling about 1,800 foam pumpkin turkey craft kits. Magnets holding the pumpkin shell pieces together can become loose, p...

PhotoJo-Ann Stores of Hudson, OH is recalling about 1,800 foam pumpkin turkey craft kits.

Magnets holding the pumpkin shell pieces together can become loose, posing an ingestion hazard to young children. If swallowed, these magnets can link together inside a child's intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The recalled product is an adult seasonal craft item that, when assembled, resembles a turkey with a pumpkin-shaped body. Before assembly, the product resembles a pumpkin that has been cut in half. The kit comes with various foam pieces that are used to decorate the outer pumpkin shell and has six small magnets that hold the pieces together. The product is packaged in a round, clear plastic container.

The kits, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores nationwide from August of 2012 to October of 2012 for approximately $8.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled kit and return it for a full refund to any Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store.

Consumers may contact Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores toll free at 888-739-4120, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Elephantito recalls girls pajamas

A failure to meet federal flammability standards poses a risk of burn injuries

Elephantito of Key Biscayne, FL, is recalling about 180 pairs of girls pajamas. The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's slee...

PhotoElephantito of Key Biscayne, FL, is recalling about 180 pairs of girls pajamas. The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves children's woven cotton pajama sets with style number JP 12 FL. The style number is printed on the garment's hang tag. The sets are printed with a small pink flower and green leaf pattern with a short-sleeve, five-button shirt and a matching pair of shorts. The sets were sold in girl's sizes 1 to 8.

The pajamas, manufactured in Peru, were sold at children's boutiques and specialty stores nationwide and online from August 2008 to September 2011 for between $30 and $45.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled pajamas from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund, exchange or store credit.

Consumers may contact Elephantito toll-free at (888) 776-9541, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email the firm at customerservice@elephantito.com.

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Publix recalls multiple cake products

The products may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes

Publix Super Markets is recalling 45 various cake products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. Publix received notification of the conta...

PhotoPublix Super Markets is recalling 45 various cake products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Publix received notification of the contamination from its, Maplehurst. The recall is for the following bakery products sold from the retail service bakery:

Scale Label DescriptionScale ID Number* 
7" CHOC CKIES N CRM CAKE002-13584-00000*The last five digits of the scale ID number contain the unit price. For example $4.99 would have the last five digits ending 00499.
7" CHOC CKIES N CM LAY CK002-16466-00000 
7" W/T ICED CHOC LYR CAKE002-16467-00000
7" DEC. BUTTERCREAM W/FIL002-19722-00000
7" DEC WHIP TOPPING W/FIL002-19734-00000
7" DEC FUDGE ICED W/FILL002-19748-00000
7" DEC CRM CHSE ICED W/F002-19759-00000
CRM CHSE 7" VAN DEC002-92096-00000
CRM CHSE 7" CHOC DEC002-92097-00000
CRM CHSE 1/2 & 1/2 7" DEC002-92099-00000
 
CHOCOLATE GANACHE CAKE002-94078-00000
DULCE DE LECHE BON BON CA002-94003-00000
CHOC GANACHE SUPREME002-94085-00000
CHOCOLATE GANACHE BON BON002-94098-00000
CHOC GANACHE GRANDEUR002-94130-00000
BUTTERCREAM 7" CHOC DEC002-94333-00000
RASPBERRY SACHER TORTE002-94132-00000
LATTE BLAST002-94162-00000
WHIP TOPPING 7" CHOC DEC002-94396-00000
WHIP TOPPING 7" 1/2-1/2002-94420-00000
 
FUDGE ICED 7" CHOC DEC002-94432-00000
ICE CREAM 7" CHOC DEC002-94468-00000
ICE CREAM 7" 1/2-1/2 DEC2002-94490-00000
BUTTERCREAM 7" 1/2-1/2002-94502-00000
LYR W/T BLACKOUT CAKE002-95322-00000
LYR 7" CHOCOLATE SHADOW002-95323-00000
LYR 7" CHECKERBOARD WHOLE002-95325-00000
LYR 7" W/T BLACK FOREST002-95334-00000
GERMAN CHOC 7" LAYER CAKE002-95353-00000
PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE FIX002-95628-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/ PISTACHIO002-95657-00000
LYR 7" RIPPLE CAKE002-95658-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/MOCHA002-95697-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/ FUDGE002-95663-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/ BC002-95664-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/ CHERRY BC002-95767-00000
CHEESECK TORTE 6" WHOLE002-95770-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/ CHOC BC002-95954-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/ MINT BC002-95955-00000
GERMAN CHOC 7" CAKE002-95958-00000
BLACK FOREST 7" CAKE002-95970-00000
BLACK FOREST 7" CAKE002-95970-00000
CARAMEL PECAN CRUNCH002-94301-00000
MIDNIGHT FUDGE FANTASY002-94254-00000
PEANUT BUTTER FDG FIX002-94599-00000

The products were distributed to Publix stores between November 11, 2012 through November 15, 2012 to select Florida counties, including: Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Flagler, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia.

The company says no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the 7” chocolate layer cake used to make these desserts.

Consumers who have purchased the products in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund. Publix customers with additional questions should call the customer care center at 1-800-242-1227.

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Boden recalls children's pajamas

The garments do not meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear

J.P. Boden & Co. Ltd., of the United Kingdom is recalling about 1,130 pairs of children's pajamas. The garments fail to meet federal flammability standard...

PhotoJ.P. Boden & Co. Ltd., of the United Kingdom is recalling about 1,130 pairs of children's pajamas.

The garments fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The recalled products are 100 percent cotton pajamas for children 1.5 (18 months) to 14 years old. The brand name "Mini Boden" appears on a label attached to the back of the neck of the tops and the center of the back of the waist on the bottoms and on the packaging.

Each pack contains two long-sleeved tops and two bottoms in one of the following color schemes: black, white and blue with motorcycles print; white, blue and pink with rocket and stars print; or a light blue, blue and green with cars print. The garments were sold as pajamas.

The pajamas, manufactured in Turkey, were sold exclusively at Bodenusa.com from July 21, 2012 to September 17, 2012 for about $48.

Consumers should immediately stop using the pajamas and contact Boden for a full refund, exchange or merchandise credit.

Consumers may contact: J.P. Boden Services Inc. toll-free at (866) 206-9508, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET daily.

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Turkana Valley Brand Dried Apricots Recalled

The product contains undeclared sulfites

Turkana Food of Kenilworth, NJ, is recalling 250g (8.82oz) and 500g (17.63oz) containers of Turkish “Turkana Valley” dried apricots because they were found...

PhotoTurkana Food of Kenilworth, NJ, is recalling 250g (8.82oz) and 500g (17.63oz) containers of Turkish “Turkana Valley” dried apricots because they were found to contain undeclared sulfites as preservatives.

People who have sensitivities to sulfites run the risk of serious life-threatening reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled “Turkana Valley” dried apricots product of Turkey was distributed to retail stores in the northeast.

The products come in a plastic package 250g (8.82oz) and 500g (17.63oz) with an orange and black colored label with the following expiration and code information:

  • 250G (8.82oz) PLASTIC CONTAINER / LOT# 11-4 / EXP DATE 2-2013 / UPC# 8692594007804
  • 500G (17.63oz) PLASTIC CONTAINER / LOT# 11-3 / EXP DATE 2-2013 / UPC# 8692594007811

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

The recall was initiated because undeclared, high sulfite levels were found in the dried apricots during routine product sampling. It was discovered that the sulfites containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of sulfites as preservatives. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to destroy or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Anyone with questions may contact the company at (908) 810-8800 Monday through Friday 7am – 5pm EST, and Saturday 8am – 4pm EST.

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Magnolia Bird Farm Recalls Peanuts and Seed Mixes

The products may be contaminated by Salmonella

Magnolia Bird Farm of Anaheim, CA, is recalling Raw and Roasted In-shell Peanuts and Magnolia Bird Farm Bird seed mixes that contain peanuts, because they ...

PhotoMagnolia Bird Farm of Anaheim, CA, is recalling Raw and Roasted In-shell Peanuts and Magnolia Bird Farm Bird seed mixes that contain peanuts, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The peanuts contained in the mixes are being recalled by Sunland, Incorporated, of Portola, NM.

No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.

Products were distributed (October 12, 2011 to October 12, 2012). Peanuts in the original Sunland yellow mesh bag will have either best by dates from October 12, 2012 through October 12, 2013 on the packaging, or a “Crop Year” marking on the package of 2011 or 2012, up to and including October 12, 2012.

PRODUCTS INCLUDED IN RECALL:

Sunland Peanuts in Shell2 lbs., 5 lbs., 10 lbs., 25 lbs., 50 lbs.2 lbs. clear plastic; 5 lbs. & 10 lbs. in brown Kraft bag; 25 & 50 lbs. in white paper bag
Hulled Peanuts2 lbs., 5 lbs., 10 lbs., 25 lbs., 50 lbs.2 lbs. clear plastic; 5 lbs. & 10 lbs. in brown Kraft bag; 25 & 50 lbs. in white paper bag
Magnolia Bird Farm Conure Mix2 lbs., 5 lbs., 10 lbs., 25 lbs., 50 lbs.2 lbs. clear plastic; 5 lbs. & 10 lbs. in brown Kraft bag; 25 & 50 lbs. in white paper bag
Magnolia Bird Farm Large Hookbill2 lbs., 5 lbs., 10 lbs., 25 lbs., 50 lbs.2 lbs. clear plastic; 5 lbs. & 10 lbs. in brown Kraft bag; 25 & 50 lbs. in white paper bag
Magnolia Bird Farm Hookbill Supreme2 lbs., 5 lbs., 10 lbs., 25 lbs., 50 lbs.2 lbs. clear plastic; 5 lbs. & 10 lbs. in brown Kraft bag; 25 & 50 lbs. in white paper bag
Magnolia Bird Farm Parrot Mix3 lbs., 5 lbs., 10 lbs., 25 lbs., 50 lbs.3 lbs. clear plastic; 5 & 10 lbs. in brown Kraft bag;  25 & 50 lbs. in white paper bag

Consumers who have purchased Raw and Roasted In-shell Peanuts, and/or Magnolia Bird Farm Seeds containing peanuts, are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund, or dispose of them immediately.

Consumers with questions may contact Magnolia Bird Farm, 714-527-3387 Tuesday through Saturday, 9 A.M to 5 P.M. PST.

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Berres Brothers Recalls Variety of Coffees

Possible nut flavoring in the coffee poses an allergy risk

Berres Brothers of Watertown, WI, is recalling: Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters, Chocolate & Peanut Butter and Berres Brother Coffee Roasters, Monkey Mocha...

PhotoBerres Brothers of Watertown, WI, is recalling: Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters, Chocolate & Peanut Butter and Berres Brother Coffee Roasters, Monkey Mocha and Berres Brothers Lunch with Elvis regular and decaffeinated whole bean and ground coffees.

These products may contain an undeclared nut allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The products were distributed throughout the United States and Guam, through grocery stores and mail order.

The following flavors, sizes and Julian date codes are being recalled. Julian date code is either stamped after UPC Code or on front of package.

Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters, Chocolate & Peanut Butter Coffee with Julian date code 12001-12318 (Jan. 1, 2012 thru Nov. 13, 2012)

  • 12 oz. (340g) regular whole bean and ground coffee with UPC 746774-003594
  • 12 oz. (340g) decaffeinated whole bean and ground coffee with no UPC
  • 2.5 oz. ground coffee with no UPC
  • 1.5 oz. (42.5g) ground coffee with UPC 746774-00042
  • 5 LB bulk regular whole bean coffee with UPC 746774-00499

Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters, Monkey Mocha Coffee with Julian Date Codes 12271 – 12318 (Sept. 27, 2012 thru Nov. 13, 2012)

  • 1.5 oz. (42.5g) ground coffee with UPC 746774-000425
  • 5 LB bulk regular whole bean coffee with UPC 746774-00509

Berres Brothers Coffee Roaster, Lunch with Elvis Coffee with Julian Date Codes 12091 – 12319 (April 1, 2012 thru Nov. 15, 2012)

  • 1. 5 oz. (42.5g) ground coffee with UPC 746774-000425
  • 12 oz. (340g) regular ground and whole bean coffee with no UPC
  • 12 oz. (340g) decaffeinated ground and whole bean coffee with no UPC
  • 5LB bulk regular whole bean coffee with UPC 74677400-5093

No illnesses were reported as of 11/15/2012.

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

Retailers are asked to remove these products from their shelves immediately and exchange them for new product with proper labeling.

Customer service representatives are available between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM CST Monday through Friday at 1-800-233-5443.

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Chicken of the Sea Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water Recalled

The package fails to note the product contains soy, a recognized allergen

Tri-Union Seafoods is recalling a limited amount of Chicken of the Sea Brand 7-ounce cans of solid white albacore tuna in water. Due to a labeling error, ...

PhotoTri-Union Seafoods is recalling a limited amount of Chicken of the Sea Brand 7-ounce cans of solid white albacore tuna in water.

Due to a labeling error, the product label does not state the product "contains soy," a recognized allergen, in the ingredients listing. There have been no reported illnesses. The problem was identified during an internal audit of finished product at our canning facility.

The specific product being recalled is Chicken of the Sea Brand 7-ounce solid white albacore tuna in water sold as a multi-pack and distributed in October and November, 2012. Consumers who purchased the product with UPC 0 48000 00097 2 and Best By dates between 10/01/16 through 11/09/16 are asked to return it to the Costco location where they purchased it for a full refund.

The UPC code (also known as bar code) is found on the label of the product, and the Best By Date is printed on the bottom of the can.

Tri-Union Seafoods' trace-back measures determined distribution of the product at retail was limited to Costco stores in California, Arizona, Washington, Utah, Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Idaho and Nevada.

No other codes of this product or other Chicken of the Sea products are affected by this voluntary recall.

For additional information, consumers may call the 24-hour Recall Information line at 1-877-843-6376.

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General Motors Recalls Cadillac XTS Vehicles

The vehicles fail to comply with federal head restraint requirements

General Motors is recalling 12,626 model year 2013 Cadillac XTS vehicles manufactured from October 12, 2011, through August 30, 2012, for failing to comply...

PhotoGeneral Motors is recalling 12,626 model year 2013 Cadillac XTS vehicles manufactured from October 12, 2011, through August 30, 2012, for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 202 -- "Head Restraints."

The rear seat head restraints may not lock in the upright position after being folded forward. If it is at its lowest position and it falls forward, it will not meet the height required by the standard. In the event of a vehicle crash, the lowered head restraint may increase the occupant's risk of neck injury.

General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace the head restraints, free of charge.

Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-458-8006.

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John Deere Recalls Utility Vehicles Powered by Kawasaki Engines

The engine's fuel filter can leak, posing a fire hazard

Deere & Company of Moline, IL, isa recalling about 4,340 utility vehicles powered by engines manufactured by Kawasaki Motors USA of Grand Rapids, MI. The...

PhotoDeere & Company of Moline, IL, isa recalling about 4,340 utility vehicles powered by engines manufactured by Kawasaki Motors USA of Grand Rapids, MI.

The engine's fuel filter can leak, posing a fire hazard. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves John Deere TH, TS and TX-model Gator utility vehicles that have Kawasaki FE, FH and FJ series engines. The model information is located on the vehicle’s cargo box. Only utility vehicles with the following serial numbers are included in this recall:

  • 1M04X2SJ++M070915 to 1M04X2SJ++M072247
  • 1M04X2XC++M070040 to 1M04X2XC++M070213
  • 1M04X2XD++M070314 to 1M04X2XD++M072731
  • 1M06X4HD++M070049 to 1M06X4HD++M070372

The serial number is on the vertical frame directly below the driver’s seat.

The vehicles, made in the U.S., were sold at John Deere dealers nationwide from November 2011 to August 2012 for between $6,600 and $9,400.

Consumers should stop using utility vehicles with the recalled engines and contact a John Deere dealer to have the fuel filter replaced. John Deere is contacting all registered owners of the recalled utility vehicles directly.

Consumers may contact Deere and Company at (800) 537-8233, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET.

Kawasaki Motors is recalling the filters used in these utility vehicle engines, along with the lawn mower engines that use the recalled filters.

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American Honda Recalls Portable Generators

A leaky fuel hose poses fire and burn hazards

American Honda Motor of Torrance, CA, is recalling about 150,600 portable generators. The generator’s fuel hose can leak, posing fire and burn hazards. Ho ...

PhotoAmerican Honda Motor of Torrance, CA, is recalling about 150,600 portable generators.

The generator’s fuel hose can leak, posing fire and burn hazards. Honda is aware of four incidents of fuel leaks. No fires or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Honda gasoline-powered portable generators with model number EU2000i and serial numbers EAAJ-2260273 through EAAJ-2485025. The generators are black and red in color or have a camouflage design. They measure about 20 inches long by 11 ½ inches wide by 16 ½ inches tall. “

Honda,” “EU converter” and the model number 2000i are printed on the side of the generator. “Companion” is printed on the side of some EU2000i models. The serial number is located on the lower right side, rear corner of the generator.

The generators, made in Japan, were sold at Honda Power Equipment dealers, Camping World, Gander Mountain, Grainger, Hertz Rental, John Deere, National Pump & Compressor, Northern Tool, Scheels Sporting, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Sunbelt Rentals, True Value, United Rentals, White Cap and Wholesale Sports store nationwide and online from October 2011 through September 2012 for between $1,150 and $1,400.

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

Consumers can contact American Honda toll-free (888) 888-3139, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Kawasaki Motors Recalls Fuel Filters for Lawn Mower and Utility Vehicle Engines

The fuel filter can leak, posing a fire hazard

Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA of Grand Rapids, MI, is recalling about 55,000 fuel filters and about 1,200 tune-up kits with fuel filters. Hazard: The fuel fi...

PhotoKawasaki Motors Corp. USA of Grand Rapids, MI, is recalling about 55,000 fuel filters and about 1,200 tune-up kits with fuel filters.

The fuel filter can leak, posing a fire hazard. The company has received 110 reports of fuel leaks in lawn mowers, including two reports of leaks from replacement filters. No injuries are reported.

The recalled fuel filters are white translucent plastic and attach to the fuel tubes on Kawasaki lawn mower and utility vehicle engines. The filters were sold separately and as part of engine tune-up kits. “VISU Filter” and a manufacturing date code number are on the top of the filter.

The following date codes are included in this recall:

  • 136/11 through 365/11 and 001/12 through 216/12.

The tune-up kits say “Kawasaki Engine Tune-Up Kit” on the box. A part number is located on the top of the box. Recalled tune-up kits include one of the following part numbers: 99969-6189, 99969-6190, 99969-6191, 99969-6196 and 99969-6220.

Kawasaki Motors is recalling lawn mowers and utility vehicles that use this filter, also.

The filters and tun-up kits, made in the U.S, were sold at Kawasaki dealers nationwide between August 2011 and August 2012. Filters cost about $5; tune-up kits cost between $40 and $70.

Consumers should immediately stop using the products with the recalled fuel filters and contact Kawasaki or a Kawasaki dealer for a free repair.

Consumers may contact Kawasaki Motors toll-free at (866) 836-4463, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m .ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail ffrecall@kmc-usa.com

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Food Recalls Skyrocket During Third Quarter

The rise to four recalls per day is the highest level in two years

Does it seem like we're hearing about some kind of food call every day? Actually, it's worse than that. Food recalls occurred at an average rate of four a...

PhotoDoes it seem like we're hearing about some kind of food call every day? Actually, it's worse than that.

Food recalls occurred at an average rate of four a day in the third quarter of of this year as documented by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enforcement reports. According to quarterly ExpertRECALL Index, this affected nearly 8.5 million units of food and beverages -- reflecting a 57 percent increase from the previous quarter.

Not just food affected

The pharmaceutical and medical device industries also recorded sharp increases in recall activity, accounting for the most events recorded for each industry in more than two years. While the number of documented drug recalls more than doubled in the third quarter, they affected nearly 16.2 million units, or about a million fewer units when compared to the second quarter.

The seventy percent increase in medical device recall activity also impacted fewer units than affected by recalls documented during the second quarter, dropping from 123.5 million units in the second quarter to 26.5 million in the third.

"The number of recalls we saw during the third quarter is troubling," said Mike Rozembajgier, vice president of recalls at Stericycle ExpertRECALL  , a firm that tracks consumer product, pharmaceutical, medical device, juvenile product, and food and beverage recalls. "But as we enter the holiday season, it's even more worrisome to know that nearly one-quarter of food and beverage companies that faced a recall in the third quarter had more than one event. As consumers are bombarded with advertisements and messages from manufacturers and retailers during the holiday season, it will be much more difficult for companies to cut through the clutter and connect with consumers on recalls. This is why both of these groups need to do their part to ensure that the food served during holiday parties to family and friends is safe."

Multiple events

The ExpertRECALL Index also found that more than one-third of pharmaceutical companies named in third-quarter Enforcement Reports were affected by more than one recall. This is the highest percentage of repeat violations by pharmaceutical companies in at least the last nine quarters.

Compounding pharmacies, which have recently made headlines due to a recent deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis, saw a marked increase in recall activity with one specialty laboratory being involved in 81 recalls.

"Questions have been raised recently about whether compounding pharmacies are regulated enough to protect consumers," said Rozembajgier. "While I cannot speak to the reason for each recall, or for the FDA, state pharmacy boards or laboratories involved, the trend this data suggests is alarming because so many products meant to help patients are being discovered as potentially harmful or even deadly."

"We now have a window into the operations of one large-scale compounding pharmacy, and the view is troubling, both in terms of the quantity and quality of compounded products in the commercial system," said Hogan Lovells Partner David M. Fox, who served as a senior FDA lawyer from 1994 to 2000. "We can now expect to see more recalls from commercial compounders in response to increased regulatory oversight and legal scrutiny."

Consumer product recalls dip

While recalls of consumer products declined slightly, the number of affected units rose from 7.5 million in the second quarter to 12 million in the third quarter. Concerns related to structural collapses were the leading cause of recalls followed by laceration risks.

Recalls of child nursery and equipment remained steady when compared with the second quarter, while recalls of toys slightly increased. The primary cause of children's and infant product recalls were risks that a child could fall out of the product.

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Toyota recalls 2012-2013 Scion IQ vehicles

An airbag problem could result in passenger injury

Toyota is recalling 11,153 model year 2012-2013 Scion IQ vehicles manufactured July 31, 2011, through October 12, 2012. The cable for the Occupant Classi...

PhotoToyota is recalling 11,153 model year 2012-2013 Scion IQ vehicles manufactured July 31, 2011, through October 12, 2012.

The cable for the Occupant Classification System (OCS), which determines the size of a front-seat passenger may become damaged when sliding the passenger seat forward or backward. If that happens,

the front passenger airbags may not deploy or they may deploy inappropriately for the passenger's size and position. This could increase the risk of personal injury during the event of a vehicle crash necessitating airbag deployment.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will install a protective cover on the OCS weight sensor cable. The recall is expected to begin in December 2012.

Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

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Dolan Northwest Recalls Ceiling-Mounted Light Fixtures

Degrading socket wire insulation can pose fire and shock hazards

Dolan Northwest of Seattle d/b/a Seattle Lighting, Globe Lighting, Builders Lighting and Destination Lighting, is recalling about 8,000 ceiling-mounted lig...

PhotoDolan Northwest of Seattle d/b/a Seattle Lighting, Globe Lighting, Builders Lighting and Destination Lighting, is recalling about 8,000 ceiling-mounted light fixtures.

The fixture's socket wire insulation can degrade, leading to charged wires becoming exposed, causing electricity to pass to the metal canopy of the fixture. This poses a fire and electric shock hazard to consumers.

This recall involves round ceiling-mounted light fixtures, satin nickel or bronze in color with a domed alabaster glass shade. The light fixture is 14 inches in diameter and 5.5 inches high and has two sockets marked "BO AN" that take 75 watt bulbs.

The light fixtures were sold as Design Classics Model 562-09 and 562-30. The brand name and model number are on the inside of the fixture pan.

The firm has received two reports of defective fixtures which resulted in the home's Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) tripping. No injuries have been reported.

The fixtures, made in China, were sold at Builders Lighting, Globe Lighting, Seattle Lighting and online at DestinationLighting.com from September 2008 through September 2009 for about $32.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled light fixtures and return them to the place of purchase to obtain a free replacement fixture and a $50 voucher, or contact the firm to schedule a free home repair.

Consumers may contact Dolan Northwest toll-free at (888) 213-5758, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday; or e-mail flushmountrecall@seattlelighting.com, flushmountrecall@globelighting.com, flushmountrecall@builderslighting.com or flushmountrecall@destinationlighting.com.

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Nielsen-Kellerman Recalls Microphones

The product poses electric shock and burn hazards

Nielsen-Kellerman is recalling about 7,500 NK R2 microphones because the metal boom of the microphone can conduct electricity from an exposed speaker wire ...

PhotoNielsen-Kellerman is recalling about 7,500 NK R2 microphones because the metal boom of the microphone can conduct electricity from an exposed speaker wire or connector and shock or burn the user.

This recall includes NK R2 microphones manufactured before September 1, 2012. The recalled product is a microphone designed to be used by the navigator (coxswain) of rowed racing boats to direct the rowers. It is made of a rubber U-shaped base attached to a blue headband. A black metal microphone boom is attached to one end of the U and a cable with a flat, rubber-covered connector is attached to the other end. The microphones are used with the Cox Box and Cox Box Mini voice amplifiers.

The NK logo appears on the headband. Recalled microphones have metal booms that are not covered by rubber and do not have a yellow warning tag on the cable.

The company has received reports of three incidents in which the users reported second-degree burns where the metal boom contacted their face.

The microphones, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at Nielsen-Kellerman Co. online and authorized NK dealers worldwide for about $99.

Consumers should immediately stop using the R2 Microphones and return them to NK for a free replacement.

Consumers may contact Nielsen-Kellerman, at (800) 784-4221, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday in the U.S. or (Country Code)-1-610-447-1555, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday outside the U.S.

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Jimmy Dean French Toast & Sausage Sandwich Recalled

Undeclared allergens -- egg and soy -- may be included in the product

Jimmy Dean is recalling a partial production run of the brand’s butcher wrapped Food service product, Jimmy Dean French Toast & Sausage Sandwich with the c...

PhotoJimmy Dean is recalling a partial production run of the brand’s butcher wrapped Food service product, Jimmy Dean French Toast & Sausage Sandwich with the code “12292P1” on the back label under the products ingredient statement.

The product may contain the undeclared allergens -- egg and soy -- not listed on the label. This recall is due to a labeling error, in which the wrong ingredient statement may have been applied to a small number of sandwiches. The recall affects 1,110 pounds of product with the code 12292P1 on the back panel.

The following states are included in this recall: Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The item included in the voluntary recall is part of a partial production run only for Jimmy Dean French Toast & Sausage Sandwich with the UPC CODE 5450051434 and the code 12292P1 on the back of the packaging.

No other Jimmy Dean branded products -- including Jimmy Dean Delights French Toast Griddlers sold at traditional grocery chains -- are affected. The company has received no reports of illnesses associated with this product.

Consumers may return the affected product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.

Anyone with questions or concerns should call the special toll-free consumer line at 1.888.914.1247 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time Saturday and Sunday, and 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST Monday - Friday.

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New York Style Nova Lox Recalled

The salmon product may be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes

Spence & Co Ltd of Brockton MA, is recalling New York-Style Nova Lox, 4oz, Code/Lot: 9720704 because of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes, a...

PhotoSpence & Co Ltd of Brockton MA, is recalling New York-Style Nova Lox, 4oz, Code/Lot: 9720704 because of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

The recall affects a total of 1,563 packs of Spence & co Ltd New York Style Nova Lox Lot 9720704.

The recalled product is identified and distributed as follows:

  • Through Distributors in IL, MO, NJ, MA and in the Detroit area between 9.26.12 and 10.5.12

It has also been distributed to the following retail stores:

  • Earthfare: AL, NC, GA, SC, TN, FL & OH between 9.28.12 and 10.5.12.
  • Shaws Supermarkets: New England on 9.28.12. (expiration date 10.21.12)
  • Roche Bros: MA on 9.26.12 (expiration date 10.19.12).
  • Fresh Markets: In FL,GA,KY,IL,AL,AZ,OH,TN,SC,VA,IN,MI,OK & KS.

Two possible product related illnesses have been reported. The bacterium was discovered during routine sampling.

Consumers who have purchased the product should get in touch with the place of purchase for a full refund or call 508-427-5577, between 9am and 4pm EST.

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Black Earth Meat Market Recalls Beef Tongues

The products may not be in compliance with regulations requiring the removal of tonsils

Black Earth Meat Market of Black Earth, WI, is recalling approximately 99 pounds of beef tongue products because they may not have had the tonsils complete...

PhotoBlack Earth Meat Market of Black Earth, WI, is recalling approximately 99 pounds of beef tongue products because they may not have had the tonsils completely removed, which is not compliant with regulations that require the removal of tonsils from cattle of all ages.

The products subject to recall are:

  • Various size cases of Black Earth Meats Natural Beef Tongues and Black Earth Meats Local Beef Tongues produced on October 8, 11, 17 and 18, 2012.

The products bear Est. 34379 inside the USDA mark of inspection and were distributed to a restaurant in Wisconsin and a distributor in Illinois.

The problem was discovered during a routine Food Safety Assessment at the company. Tonsils are considered a specified risk material (SRM) and must be removed from cattle of all ages in accordance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) regulations.

SRMs are tissues that are known to contain the infective agent in cattle infected with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), as well as materials that are closely associated with these potentially infective tissues. Therefore, FSIS prohibits SRMs from use as human food to minimize potential human exposure to the BSE agent. There is no indication that any of the cattle slaughtered displayed any signs of BSE.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Bartlett Durand, Managing Member, at (608)767-3940.  

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NESQUIK Chocolate Powder Recalled

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella

Nestlé USA is recalling limited quantities of Nestlé NESQUIK Chocolate Powder in the 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce canisters. The recall is limited to only NES...

PhotoNestlé USA is recalling limited quantities of Nestlé NESQUIK Chocolate Powder in the 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce canisters. The recall is limited to only NESQUIK Chocolate Powder, which was distributed nationally. No other varieties of NESQUIK powder or any sizes or flavors of NESQUIK ready-to-drink are affected by this recall.

Nestlé is removing the canisters from distribution because it was notified by an ingredient supplier, Omya Inc., that it has issued a recall of certain lots of its ingredient, calcium carbonate, due to possible presence of Salmonella. Calcium carbonate is used in NESQUIK as an ingredient. There have been no reports of any illnesses or adverse health effects associated with the affected product.

The recall is limited to the following sizes, UPC and production codes of NESQUIK Chocolate Powder:

SizeUPC CodeProduction Codes
40.7 oz. Chocolate (72 servings)0 28000 68230 92282574810
2282574820
21.8 oz. Chocolate (38 servings)0 28000 68090 92278574810
2278574820
2279574810
2279574820
2284574820
2284574830
2285574810
2285574820
2287574820
2289574810
2289574820
10.9 oz. Chocolate (19 servings)0 28000 67990 32278574810

The affected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder was produced during early October, 2012. To locate the production code, consumers should look on the bottom of the canister, adjacent to the consumer expiration date. All affected products have an expiration date of BEST BEFORE Oct 2014.

Consumers who may have purchased the affected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder should not consume it, but instead should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact Nestlé Consumer Services at (800) 628-7679.

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Chrysler Recalls Selected Jeep Vehicles

A problem with airbag deployment poses the risk of a crash

Chrysler is recalling 744,822 model year 2002 and 2003 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured January 9, 2001, through March 28, 2003, and 2002 through 2004 Je...

PhotoChrysler is recalling 744,822 model year 2002 and 2003 Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured January 9, 2001, through March 28, 2003, and 2002 through 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 13, 2001, through May 23, 2003.

A component in the air bag control module may fail causing the front airbags, side curtain airbags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated.

Inadvertent deployment of the airbags may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will install a supplemental jumper harness to the airbag control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during January 2013.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.

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Monessen Hearth Systems Recalls Fireplaces and Inserts

A failure to light while gas continues to flow poses a fire hazard

Monessen Hearth Systems of Paris, KY, is recalling about 15,000 Signature Command (electronically) controlled direct and B-vent gas fireplaces and inserts ...

PhotoMonessen Hearth Systems of Paris, KY, is recalling about 15,000 Signature Command (electronically) controlled direct and B-vent gas fireplaces and inserts

A control component in the fireplaces and inserts can prevent the unit from lighting though gas continues to flow, posing a fire hazard. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves electronically controlled Majestic, Monessen and Vermont Castings direct-vent and B-vent gas fireplaces and inserts. Models included in the recall have serial numbers range from 11-X-027322 to 11-X-031501; 12-X-000275 to 12-X-015206, 11-P-032597 to 11-P-059389; and 12-P-000202 to 12-P-037583.

The first two digits represent the year of manufacture, the letter represents the facility and the last six digits are sequential numbers, randomly selected. The serial number is printed on a rating plate, affixed to a cable inside the lower or side control door.

The products, manufactured in the U.S. and Mexico were sold at Hearth dealers and distributors nationwide between October 2011 and October 2012 for between $1,030 and $8,160.

Consumers should stop using and turn off the fireplace immediately using the master control switch on the command center which is located inside the control door. Consumers should contact Monessen Hearth Systems Company to arrange a free repair.

Monessen Hearth Systems may be contacted toll-free at (877) 406-9180, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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LG Recalls Electric Ranges

Faulty burner switches pose burn and fire hazards

LG Electronics of South Korea is recalling about 161,000 LG electric ranges. Burners on the electric ranges can fail to turn off after being switched off...

PhotoLG Electronics of South Korea is recalling about 161,000 LG electric ranges.

Burners on the electric ranges can fail to turn off after being switched off and the temperature setting can increase unexpectedly during use, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.

LG has received 80 reports of incidents involving burners failing to turn off or the temperature setting increasing unexpectedly during use. No fires or injuries have been reported.

The recalled ranges involve models LRE30451, LRE30453, LRE30755, LRE30757, and LRE30955ST. They were sold in black, white and stainless steel and with a smooth black ceramic glass top cooking surface. The recalled ranges have serial numbers starting with 512, 601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608, 609, 610, 611, 612, 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706, 707, 708, 709, 710, 711, 712, 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 806, 807, 808, 809, 810, 901, 902, 903, 904, 905, and 906.

The model and serial numbers can be found on a label that can be seen by opening the storage drawer at the base of the unit. The electric ranges are about 47 1/2 inches tall to the top of the backguard, 29 inches wide and 28 inches deep.

The ranges, manufactured in South Korea and Mexico, were sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, Sears and regional appliance retailers nationwide from January 2006 to June 2010 for between $800 and $1999.

Consumers should immediately contact LG to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers whose burner heat setting cannot be regulated by using the controls or who experience problems with a cooktop burner remaining on, should immediately stop using the recalled electric range until it is repaired.

Consumers may contact LG; toll-free at (855) 400-4638, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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LaJobi Recalls Glider Rockers

A faulty base poses a fall hazard

LaJobi, Inc., of Cranbury, NJ, is recalling about 33,000 Graco-branded Avalon Glider Rockers with Ottoman and 5,600 Complete Nursery Solution (CNS) Box 2 /...

PhotoLaJobi, Inc., of Cranbury, NJ, is recalling about 33,000 Graco-branded Avalon Glider Rockers with Ottoman and 5,600 Complete Nursery Solution (CNS) Box 2 / Katelyn Nursery Solution Glider Rockers.

The base of the glider rocker can crack or break, posing a fall hazard.

There have been 26 reports of the Avalon glider rockers breaking. In one incident, the occupant fell to the ground and sustained a minor injury. There are two reports of the CNS Box 2 glider rocker breaking with no injuries.

This recall involves two models of wooden glider rockers: Graco-branded Avalon and CNS Box 2/ Katelyn Nursery Solution Glider. Both products were sold in classic cherry, classic white and espresso wood finishes with sandstone colored fabric covered seats.

The Avalon model comes with an ottoman. Only the rockers are affected by the recall. The Graco logo, products' item numbers, name and the place of manufacture are printed on the label located underneath the front part of the seat.

GliderModel #Wood Finish
Avalon1062335-065Espresso
Avalon1062335-071Espresso
Avalon1062381-065Classic White
Avalon1062381-071Classic White
Avalon1062384-065Classic Cherry
Avalon1062384-071Classic Cherry
Avalon5827914Classic Cherry
Avalon8529752Classic White
Avalon9382976Espresso
CNS/Katelyn7822758Classic Cherry
CNS/Katelyn6858104Classic White
CNS/Katelyn8971382Espresso

The Avalon model was sold at Burlington and other mass retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Target.com and Walmart.com from December 2009 to October 2012 for about $170. The CNS Box 2 / Katelyn model was sold exclusively online at Walmart.com from November 2011 to October 2012 for about $135.

Consumers should immediately stop using the glider rockers and contact LaJobi to receive a free replacement base for the glider rocker.

LaJobi may be contacted toll free at (888) 266-2848 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Fu Xiang Yuan Trading Inc 'Lily Dry' Recalled

Undeclared sulfites in the product poses a hazard to consumer

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine is alerting consumers that Mayflower International Inc. is recalling Fu Xiang Yuan Trading Inc ...

PhotoNew York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine is alerting consumers that Mayflower International Inc., is recalling Fu Xiang Yuan Trading Inc brand “Lily Dry” due to the presence of undeclared sulfites.

People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product. In addition, the consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reactions in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites.

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

The recalled Fu Xiang Yuan Trading Inc brand “Lily Dry” is packaged in a 3.5 oz. (100 gram) plastic and foil bag. There is a UPC code of 6-944295-300176 located on the back of the package but there is no other coding on the product. The product, imported from China, was distributed throughout the United States.

Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the product contained high levels of sulfites which were not declared on the label.

Consumers who have purchased the Fu Xiang Yuan Trading Inc brand “Lily Dry” should contact Liu Min at 917-642-8322.

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Jaguar Recalls Model Year 2010-2012 XF Vehicles

The possibility of a leaky fuel tank poses a fire hazard

Jaguar is recalling about 4,195 model year 2010-2012 XF vehicles equipped with a 5.0L gasoline engine. The affected vehicles may have a fuel tank fuel ou...

PhotoJaguar is recalling about 4,195 model year 2010-2012 XF vehicles equipped with a 5.0L gasoline engine.

The affected vehicles may have a fuel tank fuel outlet flange that may crack. The cracked flange may result in fuel leakage onto the ground. This leaking fuel, in the presence of an ignition source, may result in a vehicle fire.

Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected fuel tank fuel outlet flanges -- free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or before, December 7, 2012.

Owners may contact Jaguar at 1-800-452-4827.

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High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses Recalled

The possibility of a hose rupture poses a drowning hazard

Innovative Scuba Concepts Inc., Trident Diving Equipment and A-Plus Marine are recalling about 1900 Innovative Scuba Concepts hoses, about 480 Trident Divi...

PhotoInnovative Scuba Concepts Inc., Trident Diving Equipment and A-Plus Marine are recalling about 1900 Innovative Scuba Concepts hoses, about 480 Trident Diving Equipment hoses and about 210 A-Plus Marine hoses for a total of roughly 2,950 total scuba diving hoses.

The diving hose can rupture reducing the available air supply to the diver, posing a drowning hazard.

The importers have received nine reports of burst hoses. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled air hoses are black braided high pressure scuba air hoses, measure about one centimeter in diameter and vary in length from 6-inches to 40-inches. These hoses attach to the regulator first stage and are intended for use with the submersible pressure gauge (SPG's) that indicate the air pressure in the scuba diving tank.

The recalled hoses were sold under the Phantom and Mesh Flex brand names printed only on the product packaging. The air hoses have production date codes stamped into the metal fitting that attaches to the regulator with the following codes:

  • Innovative Scuba Concepts: 11Q3, 11Q4 and 12Q1
  • Trident Diving Equipment: T0811, T0911, T1011, T1111, T1211, T0112, and T0212
  • A-Plus Marine: 11Q3, 11Q4, and 12Q1

The hoses, manufactured in Taiwan, were sold at scuba diving retailers nationwide and online from August 2011 through August 2012 for prices ranging between about $40 and $50.

Consumers should immediately stop using the hoses and contact Innovative Scuba Concepts, Trident Diving Equipment or A-Plus Marine to receive instructions for obtaining a free replacement hose.

Consumer Contact:

  • Innovative Scuba Concepts Inc. at (800) 472-2740 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday;
  • Trident Diving Equipment at (800) 234-3483 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday;
  • A-Plus Marine at (800) 352-2360 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
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Omya Recalls Ground Limestone Products

The food-grade products may be contaminated with Salmonella

Omya Inc. is recalling certain lots of food-grade ground limestone products processed at its Superior, Arizona, plant because of the possible presence of S...

PhotoOmya Inc. is recalling certain lots of food-grade ground limestone products processed at its Superior, Arizona, plant because of the possible presence of Salmonella. There have been no reports of any illnesses or adverse health effects.

Although an investigation is continuing, Omya is recalling specific lots of Omya-Cal FG-4 AZ, Omya-Cal FG-10 AZ and Omya-Cal FG-15 AZ in the U.S.

Omya's food-grade ground limestone products were sold to distributors and/or manufacturers as ingredients for further processing in the U.S. The food grade products were not distributed for retail sale to consumers.

The products involved in this recall are:

Product

Container Size

Lot numbers

Omya-Cal FG-10 AZ

50 lb. bags

2500 lb. bulk bags

2000 lb. bulk bags

Z227510511

Z227500511

Z227500511

Omya-Cal FG-4 AZ

50 lb. bags

50 lb. bags

Z227510409

Z230310409

Omya-Cal FG-15 AZ

2500 lb. bulk bags

2500 lb. bulk bags

Z228400712

Z228200712

All questions regarding the product recall should be directed to Omya at 1-877-650-3478 (press 1 for product return assistance and press 2 for all other questions).

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Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla Ice Cream Recalled

The product may contain an undeclared allergen -- pecans

The Kroger Co. is recalling select containers of Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla Ice Cream sold at the company's Dillons, King Soopers/City Market, Fry's Food...

PhotoThe Kroger Co. is recalling select containers of Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla Ice Cream sold at the company's Dillons, King Soopers/City Market, Fry's Food and Smith's Food & Drug operating divisions in 11 states because it may contain pecans not listed on the label.

The product being recalled is:

  • Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla Ice Cream sold in 48 fluid ounce cartons with a "sell by" date of June 12, 2013 under the following UPC Code: 11110 50718.

Kroger has removed affected items from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

Customers should return the product to stores for a full refund or replacement.

Dillons, Gerbes, Baker's, Fry's, King Soopers, City Market and Smith's stores in the following states are included in this recall: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

Kroger, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer and QFC stores are NOT included in this recall.

Consumers who have questions about this recall may contact Kroger toll-free at 800-KROGERS (800-576-4377).  

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Recall of Wegmans Gluten Free Baking Mixes Expanded

The mixes may be contaminated with undeclared allergens

The Raymond-Hadley Corp. of Spencer, NY, is recalling Wegmans Gluten Free; Double Chocolate Brownie Mix, All Purpose Baking Mix, Honey Cornbread Mix, and C...

PhotoThe Raymond-Hadley Corp. of Spencer, NY, is recalling Wegmans Gluten Free; Double Chocolate Brownie Mix, All Purpose Baking Mix, Honey Cornbread Mix, and Chocolate Cake Mix because they may be contaminated with the undeclared allergens milk, soy or pecan.

People who have an allergy to these allergens run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Wegmans brand GLUTEN FREE DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE MIX 17.2oz., GLUTEN FREE ALL PURPOSE BAKING MIX 16oz., GLUTEN FREE HONEY CORNBREAD MIX 16oz., and GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE CAKE MIX 15.3oz. were all distributed in the United States through the Wegmans retail stores.

The mixes are packaged under the Wegmans brand in chipboard boxes with the following markings on the packages:

  • Wegmans gluten free double chocolate brownie mix 17.2oz., UPC 077890283363, With Enjoy By Dates: 30 OCT 2013 through 17 MAR 2014.
  • Wegmans Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Mix 16 oz., UPC 077890303412, with Enjoy By Dates: From 26 Mar 2014 through 24 Apr 2014.
  • Wegmans Gluten Free Honey Cornbread Mix 16oz., UPC 077890303436, with Enjoy By Dates: 25 Mar 2014 through 16 Apr 2014.
  • Wegmans Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix 15.3oz., UPC 077890283332, with Enjoy By Dates: 30 Oct 2013 through 12 Apr 2014.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that milk, soy, and pecan was found in the mixes in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the allergens. Subsequent investigation confirms the allergens as a possible cross-contaminate in a mix ingredient.

Reports of rash have been received.

Consumers who have purchased the products listed above are urged to return them to Wegmans for a full refund.

Anyone with questions may contact the manufacturer at 1-800-252-2220, Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm EDT.

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Charlee Bear Products Recalls Protein Crunch Bars

There is a possible Salmonella health risk

Charlee Bear Products is recalling certain lots of its Protein Crunch Bar products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. ...

PhotoCharlee Bear Products is recalling certain lots of its Protein Crunch Bar products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following products are being recalled:

Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars – Chicken Recipe with Carrots

  • 5.5 oz packages; UPC Code: 8710890000
  • Lot number 19812; Best by date: 07-16-2015
  • Lot number 19912; Best by date: 07-17-2015
  • Lot number 20012; Best by date: 07-18-2015
  • Lot number 20212; Best by date: 07-20-2015

Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars – Chicken Recipe with Sweet Potatoes

  • 5.5 oz packages; UPC Code: 8710890001
  • Lot number 20112; Best by date: 07-19-2015

There have been no reported animal or human illnesses related to these products.

The potential for contamination was noted after a finished product sample of Protein Crunch Bars -- Chicken Recipe with Carrots (Lot no. 19812) tested positive for the presence of Salmonella. Charlee Bear is recalling that lot number and the additional lot numbers identified above, all of which are manufactured by a contract manufacturer that is not otherwise involved in the production of any other products in the Charlee Bear line.

This recall applies only to these lots of Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars.

The recalled Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars were distributed nationally in September and October 2012.

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Individuals handling contaminated product can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product.

Consumers who have purchased these specific recalled lots of Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions should email info@charleebear.com or call 1-800-396-8893.

Lot codes appear below the UPC on the back panel.

  • UPC Codes: 8710890000 or 8710890001
  • Lot 19812, Best By 07/16/2015
  • Lot 19912, Best By 07/17/2015
  • Lot 20012, Best By 07/18/2015
  • Lot 20212, Best By 07/20/2015
  • Lot 20112, Best By 07/19/2015
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Wegmans Recalls Organic Spinach & Spring Mix Blend

The products may be contaminated with E.coli O157 H:7

Wegmans Food Markets is recalling approximately 31,000 lbs. of Wegmans Organic Spinach and Spring Mix sold in 5 oz. (UPC 77890 16437) and 11 oz. (UPC 77890...

PhotoWegmans Food Markets is recalling approximately 31,000 lbs. of Wegmans Organic Spinach and Spring Mix sold in 5 oz. (UPC 77890 16437) and 11 oz. (UPC 77890 16411) clam shell packages in the produce department of its stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts between October 14 and November 1 due to possible E.coli O157 H:7.

The product is supplied to Wegmans by State Garden, Inc. based in Chelsea, MA.

The product, a blend of organic spinach and spring mix, has been associated with 16 reported illnesses in New York State from E.coli O157 H:7.

Test results indicate that only product with a use-by-date of October 23 is connected to the reported illnesses. Wegmans has removed all code dates of the product from its stores and has placed phone calls to all customers who purchased the product using their Shopper Club card, regardless of the code date purchased.

Consumers who have purchased this product should discard any that remains in their homes and visit the service desk at Wegmans for a full refund.

Anyone with questions may contact Wegmans consumer affairs department toll free at 1(800) WEGMANS (934-6267) Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

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Bolthouse Farms Recalls Carrot Chips

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella

Bolthouse Farms is recalling a limited quantity of Bolthouse Farms 16-ounce Carrot Chips. The company was notified on October 31 that an inspection detec...

PhotoBolthouse Farms is recalling a limited quantity of Bolthouse Farms 16-ounce Carrot Chips.

The company was notified on October 31 that an inspection detected the possibility of Salmonella in the single16-ounce bag that was tested. There have been no reports of consumer illness or other consumer complaints related to this product.

No other Bolthouse Farms products are affected by this recall.

Approximately 5,600 cases of the 16-ounce bags shipped to retail customers in the United States and Canada are being recalled. The affected product is labeled as Bolthouse Farms Carrot Chips and has the following information and codes on the front right corner of the bags:

  • BEST IF USED BY NOV 12 2012 04 T XXXX BF 212 J11 UPC 71464 17209
  • BEST IF USED BY NOV 13 2012 04T XXXX BF 212 J 12 UPC 71464 17209

Consumers who have purchased the Bolthouse Farms Carrot Chips with those codes and best by dates should not eat the product and are encouraged to return the product to the store where they purchased it for an exchange or full refund.

Consumers can contact Bolthouse Farms at 1-866-535-3774 (24-hours a day through Monday, November 5, 2012) for more information.

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Perdue Recalls Chicken Breast Nugget Products

An allergen -- milk -- is not declared on the label

Perdue Foods of Bridgewater, VA, is recalling approximately 1,440 pounds of chicken breast nugget products because of misbranding and an undeclared allerge...

PhotoPerdue Foods of Bridgewater, VA, is recalling approximately 1,440 pounds of chicken breast nugget products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, milk, not declared on the label.

The products subject to recall include:

  • Bundled packages containing 3 12-oz. tray packs of “Perdue Original Chicken Breast Nuggets.” Each package bears the establishment number “P. 369” inside the USDA mark of inspection and a “Sell By” of Dec. 16, 2012.

The products were produced on Oct. 17, 2012, and distributed to retail stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The problem was discovered by the company and occurred as a result of an ingredient reformulation and a labeling error. There are no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Purdue Consumer Relations at 1-877-727-3447.  

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Halloween Mini Projection Lights Recalled

The lights can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard

Atico International USA of Fort Lauderdale, FL, is recalling about 3,000 Halloween mini projection lights. The mini projection lights can overheat and me...

PhotoAtico International USA of Fort Lauderdale, FL, is recalling about 3,000 Halloween mini projection lights.

The mini projection lights can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers. The company has received two reports of incidents, including one minor burn injury.

This recall involves plastic Halloween mini projection lights about 6 inches long with Halloween-themed black designs. They were sold in orange, green and purple. The projection lights came in a cardboard blister pack with a purple background with the phrase "Ghouloween" printed on the upper left-hand corner.

The lights, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Five Below stores nationwide during September for $1.25.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mini projection lights and contact Atico International to receive a full refund.

Atico International USA can be contacted toll-free at (888) 253-6342, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Bose Recalls Dual-Voltage CineMate II Home Theater Speaker Systems

A problem with the bass module could pose a fire hazard to consumers

Bose Corporation of Framingham, MA, is recalling about 20,500 Dual-Voltage CineMate II Home Theater Speaker Systems. A component in the bass module can fa...

PhotoBose Corporation of Framingham, MA, is recalling about 20,500 Dual-Voltage CineMate II Home Theater Speaker Systems.

A component in the bass module can fail when used outside of the U.S. in electrical outlets rated at 220 volts or higher, presenting a fire hazard to consumers. Bose has received two reports of the bass modules igniting when used in 220-volt electrical outlets in Europe. No injuries were reported.

This recall involves dual-voltage CineMate Series II and CineMate GS Series II digital home theater speaker systems designed to operate with U.S. 120-volt electrical outlets and European outlets of 220 volts or higher. Each speaker system includes two speakers, one bass module, a remote control device, an interface module and accessories. The components are black.

Dual-voltage systems included in the recall have a product code of 051365, 051470 or 057971, which are the first six digits of the serial number on the product label located on the back of the bass module.

The systems, manufactured in Mexico, were sold at U.S. Military Exchanges and select U.S. retailers from September 2009 through September 2012 for between $600 and $800.

Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug any dual-voltage CineMate II systems and contact Bose to arrange for a free repair or replacement of the bass module.

Consumers may contact Bose Corporation toll-free (877) 354-1004, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday ET in the U.S. or 001 (508) 614-1842, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday outside the U.S.

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Wegmans Recalls Gluten-Free Baking Products

These products may contain undeclared soy

Wegmans Food Markets is recalling all code dates of Wegmans Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix, 15.3 oz. (UPC 77890-2833 -- Code dates from 30Oct2013 to 11Apr2...

PhotoWegmans Food Markets is recalling all code dates of Wegmans Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix, 15.3 oz. (UPC 77890-2833 -- Code dates from 30Oct2013 to 11Apr2014); Wegmans Food You Feel Good About Gluten Free Honey Cornbread Mix, 16 oz. (UPC 77890-30343 -- Code dates from 28Mar2014 to 16Apr2014); and Wegmans Food You Feel Good About All Purpose Baking Mix, 16oz (UPC 77890-30341 -- Code dates from 27Mar2014 to 18Dec2014) because the products may contain undeclared soy.

People who have an allergy to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

Wegmans began offering the Chocolate Cake Mix for sale in May 2012 and the Cornbread Mix and All Purpose Baking Mix in September 2012 at its 80 retail stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and Massachusetts.

The recall was initiated following allergen testing for soy. No illnesses have been reported as a result of this recall.

Customers should return the product to Wegmans service desk for a full refund. Those with questions or concerns may contact the consumer affairs department at 1-800-WEGMANS (934-6267), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.  

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Double Dazzler Light Show Toys Recalled

The battery in the toys can overheat, posing a burn hazard

Imagine Nation Books of Louisville, CO, is recalling about 1,700 Double Dazzler Light Show toys. The battery in the toys can overheat and pose a burn hazar...

PhotoImagine Nation Books of Louisville, CO, is recalling about 1,700 Double Dazzler Light Show toys. The battery in the toys can overheat and pose a burn hazard.

The firm is aware of five incidents of overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

The recalled product is a silver, plastic, baton-like toy with white plastic tubes at each end that become multi-colored spinning lights when operated. The wand or stick device is 10.5 inches long and has an "on" button in the center hold area. The battery pack is located at the center handhold location. The package states "DOUBLE DAZZLER LIGHT SHOW" and "Color Changing LEDs / Ages 8+ /Batteries Included."

The toys, manufactured in China, were sold by Imagine Nation Book dealers nationwide at corporate offices, hospitals and schools from March 2012 to September 2012 for about $9.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy from the child and contact the firm for a refund.

Consumers may contact Imagine Nation Books at (800) 917-0213 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or by email at productinfo@booksarefun.com.

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