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Harris Products Group recalls welding torch handles

The torch handles can leak oxygen or fuel

Harris Products Group of Gainesville, Ga., is recalling about 13,350 welding torch handles in the U.S. and Canada. The torch handles can leak oxygen or fu...

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Harris Products Group of Gainesville, Ga., is recalling about 13,350 welding torch handles in the U.S. and Canada.

The torch handles can leak oxygen or fuel, posing a fire hazard.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves two models of torch handles that were sold under the Lincoln Electric and Harris Products Group brand names. The torch handles, used in welding, are gold in color and made out of brass.

Welding torch model numbers include 18-5 and 85. Manufacture date codes include FM, GA, GB and GC. The model number and date code are stamped on the torch handle at the end closest to the flame.

The torch handles were sold individually and also as part of the following kits:

Kit Model Number 

Description 

1400299

WELD-HDL,63EWAC-CV A-245-100

1401340

WELD-HDL,85 with C/V

1401346

WELD-HDL,85 LECO

1401347

WELD-HDL,64003055 85 RAD

1401820

WELD-HDL,18-5

4400250

KIT,8525 C DLX RAD

4400259

KIT,8525 CD DLX RAD

4400263

KIT,8525C DLX BRZ OXARC

4403181

KIT,85601-200 DLX P.A.T. RAD

4403184

KIT,8525F-510P DLX LPG RAD

4403208

KIT,MED DUTY WELD WE250A

4403209

KIT,STANDARD DUTY WE200A

4403211

KIT,85601-200 INDUSTRIAL P.A.T.DLX

4403212

KIT,85601-510 DLX CUTWELDER BAG

4403213

KIT,85601-200 PAT STD

4403224

KIT,8525GX-510 DLX STEELWORKER BAG

4403225

KIT,8525GX-300 DLX STEELWORKER BAG

4403226

KIT,8525GX-510 STD STEELWORKER BAG

4403228

KIT,85601-510 DLX EXPERT CLASSIC BAG

4403229

KIT,85601-300 DLX EXPERT CLASSIC BAG

4403239

KIT,8525FGX-510P LPGw/NX BAG

4403243

KIT,85601-510 STD EXPERT CLASSIC BAG

4403244

KIT,85601-300 STD EXPERT CLASSIC BAG

9101228

VALVE-ASY,VA85

9101230

VALVE-ASY,VA63

KH776

KIT,85601-200 PAT

KH777

KIT,85601-510 DLX CUTWELDER BAG

KH784

KIT,8525F-510P PROPANE/LPG BAG

Units with “0” above the word “Harris” and to the right of the rivet head are not included in this recall.

The torch handles, manufactured in Poland, were sold at Home Depot and Lowes stores, industrial gas distributors including Airgas, Praxair and Matheson and other retailers nationwide, and online at www.homedepot.com and www.lowes.com from December 2013, through May 2014, for between $125 and $450 when sold individually, and for between $250 and $1,230 when sold as part of a kit.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled torch handles and contact Harris Products Group to receive a free replacement.

Consumers may contact Harris Products Group at (800) 447-6906 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Starway recalls Peony Mark brand Roasted and Salted Pumpkin Seeds

The product contains sulfites which are not listed on the label

Starway Incorporated of Brooklyn, N.Y., is recalling Peony Mark Brand Roasted and Salted Pumpkin Seeds. The product contains sulfites which are not listed...

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Starway Incorporated of Brooklyn, N.Y., is recalling Peony Mark Brand Roasted and Salted Pumpkin Seeds.

The product contains sulfites which are not listed on the label

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

The recalled product, imported from China, comes in a 12-oz. (340-gram) clear, un-coded plastic bag. The UPC number is 6 932692225765. The product was distributed nationwide.

Consumers who have purchased Peony Mark Brand Roasted and Salted Pumpkin Seeds should return it to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-417-1788.

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Uprising brand 'Carrot Drink,' 'Beet Drink' and 'Peanut Punch' recalled

The products contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label

Erlo Distribution Brooklyn, N.Y., is recalling Uprising brand “Carrot Drink,” “Beet Drink,” and “Peanut Punch.” The products contain milk, an allergen no...

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Erlo Distribution of Brooklyn, N.Y., is recalling Uprising brand “Carrot Drink,” “Beet Drink,” and “Peanut Punch.”

The products contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label.

No illnesses have been reported to date

The drinks, products of Jamaica, are packaged in 12-oz glass bottles. The “Carrot Drink” has a product code of “Jul 30 2014” stamped on the label. The “Beet Drink” and “Peanut Punch” have product codes of “Sep 30 2014” stamped on the label.

Full distribution of the product is not known.

Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ food inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by the New York State Food Laboratory revealed the product contained milk allergens, which were not declared on the label.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should not consume them.  

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Hyundai recalls nearly 900,000 Sonatas to fix transmission cable

If the cable detaches, the car could move even though it's in Park

Cars should go where you want them to go, which is why Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling about 883,000 Sonata sedans. The company says a problem with the...

PhotoCars should go where you want them to go, which is why Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling about 883,000 Sonata sedans. The company says a problem with the transmission-shift cable could cause the cars to roll away when they're in park. Or they could take off in a direction other than the driver intended.

The recall affects certain Sonatas cars from the 2011-2014 model years. Hyundai said the transmission-shift cable could detach from the shift-lever pin, causing the gear selection not to match the indicated gear.

Hyundai said it has received about 1,171 warranty claims but does not known of any accidents or injuries.

Owners will be notified by mail when the recall gets underway.

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Philips Lighting recalls Lightolier glass lenses

The decorative glass lens can shatter

Philips Lighting North America Corporation is recalling about 7,500 “Lightolier” brand AF4SY Decorative Glass Lenses. The decorative glass lens can shatte...

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Philips Lighting North America Corporation is recalling about 7,500 “Lightolier” brand AF4SY Decorative Glass Lenses.

The decorative glass lens can shatter and result in falling pieces of glass, posing a risk of laceration to the consumer.

The company has received one report of the glass lens breaking. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Philips “Lightolier” brand AF4SY decorative glass lenses used on various types of light fixtures. The clear glass lens, used to “soften” light with an additional lens layer, is 4 ¾ inches in diameter and 1/8 inch thick. The lenses were manufactured between January 2007, and December 2013. There are no markings on the product. The product number is on the packaging.

The lenses, manufactured in the U.S., were sold by electrical wholesale distributors nationwide from February 2007, through December 2013, for between $25 and $50.

Consumers should immediately remove the recalled glass lens and contact Philips Lighting for a free replacement unit.

Consumers may contact Philips Lighting at (800) 475-9840 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or by email at glassaccessory@philips.com.

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Carmel Food Group recalls butternut squash ravioli

The product may contain milk, egg and soy, allergens not listed on the label

Carmel Food Group is recalling Rising Moon Organics Butternut Squash Ravioli, a frozen product in the packages with a SELL BY APR 09 2015. No illnesses h...

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Carmel Food Group is recalling Rising Moon Organics Butternut Squash Ravioli, a frozen product in the packages with a SELL BY APR 09 2015.

The product may contain milk, egg and soy, allergens not listed on the label.

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

The following product is subject to recall:

  • Rising Moon Organics Butternut Squash Ravioli, 8 oz, UPC# 7-85030-55557-6.

One Code Date is affected: Pkg. SELL BY APR 09 2015, Case SELL BY 040915.

The product involved was distributed through retail stores nationwide.

Consumers may return the product to their place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 510-429-0356. Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm, Pacific Time.

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TJX recalls "ecoato" Sweet Paprika Powder products

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella

The TJX Companies is recalling “ecoato” Sweet Paprika Powder products. The products may be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported ...

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The TJX Companies is recalling “ecoato” Sweet Paprika Powder products.

The products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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

The specific product being recalled comes in a 160-gram, light green tin package and is marked as lot #8147, with an expiration date of October 2015.

The company estimates that approximately 150 units were sold between June 2014, and July 2014, at its T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores in Alabama, Maryland, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, South Carolina, the District of Columbia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, New Hampshire, Texas, Georgia, New York, Virginia, Illinois, North Carolina, Louisiana and Puerto Rico.

Consumers who have purchased this product may return it to any T.J. Maxx, Marshalls or HomeGoods store for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the Company at 1-800-926-6299.

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Far East Brokers recall glass beverage dispenser set

The metal stand supporting the glass dispenser can break

Far East Brokers and Consultants of Jacksonville, Fla., is recalling about 4,000 glass beverage dispenser sets. The metal stand supporting the glass disp...

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Far East Brokers and Consultants of Jacksonville, Fla., is recalling about 4,000 glass beverage dispenser sets.

The metal stand supporting the glass dispenser can break, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

The firm has received one report of a metal stand breaking. The consumer injured her shoulder attempting to catch the falling dispenser.

This recall involves glass beverage dispenser set including, a clear glass ovoid-like shaped container with a clear glass lid, a silver spigot and a wire three-legged metal stand. The glass container holds up to 1.7 gallons of beverage and measures 13.5 inches high. The item number 962826 FEB44496-01-113 and barcode number 11546-34437 are both included on the packaging.

The dispenser sets, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Publix Super Markets stores nationwide from April 2014 through June 2014 for about $25.

Consumers should immediately stop using the glass beverage dispenser and metal support stand and return the set to a Publix Super Markets store for a full refund.

Consumers may contact Far East Brokers toll-free at (877) 695-8354 anytime.  

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Lion Pavilion recalls Tasty Peach Slices

The product contains sulfites, an allergen not listed on the label

Lion Pavilion of Maspeth, N.Y., is recalling Tasty Peach Slices. The product contains sulfites, an allergen not listed on the label Tasty Peach Slices, a...

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Lion Pavilion of Maspeth, N.Y., is recalling Tasty Peach Slices.

The product contains sulfites, an allergen not listed on the label

Tasty Peach Slices, a product of China, is sold in a 3.87-oz (110g), clear plastic jar and was distributed nationwide.

No illnesses or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased Tasty Peach Slices may return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-326-7718.

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Metabo recalls electric angle grinders

The on/off switch can stick in the “On” position

Metabo Corp., of West Chester, Pa., is recalling about 4,300 Metabo Ergo series 6-inch angle grinders. The on/off switch can stick in the “On” position, p...

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Metabo Corp., of West Chester, Pa., is recalling about 4,300 Metabo Ergo series 6-inch angle grinders.

The on/off switch can stick in the “On” position, posing a laceration hazard.

The company has received two reports of the angle grinder switches sticking in the “On” position. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Metabo W14-150 Ergo series 6-inch medium angle grinders. The angle grinders have a green body, a black and red handle, and a silver head and wheel guard. The grinders measure about 16 inches long by 4 inches wide by 5 inches deep, have a 6-inch wheel capacity and weigh about eight pounds. Metabo is printed on the handle and Metabo 14-150 Ergo is printed on the side of the grinder.

The grinders are used for grinding and cutting metal. Model numbers include 06251421 and 06251441 and serial numbers include 3010000001 through 4020031488 for both models. The model and serial numbers are located on the rating plate on the right side of the tool.

The grinders, manufactured in German, were sold through industrial, construction and welding distributors to consumers from March 2013, through April 2014, for about $220.

Consumers should immediately stop using the angle grinders and contact Metabo to receive a free repair or replacement.

Consumers may contact Metabo at (800) 638-2264 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or by email at info@metabousa.com.  

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Mazda recalls Mazda6 and RX-8 vehicles

There's a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag

Mazda North America Operations is recalling 18,050 model year 2003-2004 Mazda6 vehicles and 2004 RX-8 vehicles. The passenger side frontal air bag has a s...

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Mazda North America Operations is recalling 18,050 model year 2003-2004 Mazda6 vehicles and 2004 RX-8 vehicles.

The passenger side frontal air bag has a safety defect that may produce excessive internal pressure, causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.

Owners of all vehicles on which a defective air bag may have been installed as original equipment will be notified. Dealers will replace the defective air bag inflator, free of charge. The safety recall is scheduled to begin in August 2014.

Owners may contact Mazda Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's recall campaign number is 7714F.  

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Mayborn USA Recalls baby monitors

A child can pull the sensor pad cord into crib

Mayborn USA is recalling about 28,500 Tommee Tippee Movement and Sound Baby Monitors in the U.S. and Canada. A child can pull the sensor pad cord into th...

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Mayborn USA is recalling about 28,500 Tommee Tippee Movement and Sound Baby Monitors in the U.S. and Canada.

A child can pull the sensor pad cord into the crib and wrap it around the neck, posing a strangulation hazard.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves two models of the Tommee Tippee Movement and Sound Baby Monitors with Sensor Pads. The product comes in three parts; the baby unit, parent unit and the movement sensor pad.

The pad is white with a 10 foot cord that runs from the pad to the baby monitor unit. Both models come with a sensor pad that fits under the baby’s crib mattress and sounds an alarm if no movement is detected for 20 seconds. There is a keypad and small screen above the keypad on both the baby unit and the parent unit.

The recalled products include models 1082S and 1094S. Model 1094S includes a night-vision video camera. Model numbers are located on the bottom of the base of the recharger and also on the bottom of the camera.

The monitors, manufactured in China, were sold at Toys “R” Us/Babies “R” Us stores and Amazon.com since September 2011 for approximately $150.

Consumers should immediately make sure all monitor cords are out of reach of the child and contact Mayborn USA for a free cord cover kit that includes rigid protective cord covers through which the sensor pad cords can be threaded, a new, permanent electric cord warning label about the strangulation risk, and revised instructions.

Consumers may contact Mayborn USA toll-free at (866) 214-1537 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Products being sold by Best Buy and liquidators after recall date

Hazards can include fire, burn, shock, expelled parts, falls and skin irritation depending on the produc

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Best Buy are warning consumers that 10 different recalled products continued to be sold or were reso...

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Best Buyare warning consumers that 10 different recalled products continued to be sold or were resold by Best Buy, Magnolia stores and liquidators Best Buy Private Auction, CowBoom and TechLiquidators nationwide, and online at www.bestbuy.com, after they were recalled in 2012 and 2013.

Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately and contact the recalling firms to receive the remedy listed in the recall, which is either a refund, replacement or repair. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

This involves about 200 units of the recalled products and an undetermined number of recalled Canon cameras. The recalling firms listed below complied fully with the negotiated terms of their original recall.

Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital Cameras
Recall Date: August 14, 2012
Original Sale Dates: June 2012 through July 2012
Press Release #: 12-246 
Hazard: A chemical used in the camera's rubber grips can result in a reaction that changes the grips from black to white and poses a risk of skin irritation to the consumer.
Remedy: Free replacement grips
Contact: Canon toll-free at (855) 902-3277 between 8 a.m. to midnight ET Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firm's website at www.usa.canon.com and click on “Recalled to Repair” for more information. 

Coby Televisions 
Recall Date: December 12, 2013
Original Sale Dates: August 2011 through November 2013
Press Release #: 14-054 
Hazard: An electronic component can fail, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing fire and burn hazards.
Remedy: Gift card for a replacement item
Contact: Best Buy at (800) 566-7498 or www.BestBuy.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Definitive Technology SuperCube 2000 Subwoofers

Recall Date: March 28, 2013
Original Sale Dates: November 2012 through January 2013
Press Release #: 13-158 
Hazard: An internal failure with the subwoofer’s level input jack (RCA jack) results in a shock hazard to consumers.
Remedy: Free replacement 
Contact: Definitive Technology at (800) 228-7148 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.definitivetechnology.com and click on “view the recall notice on select SuperCube 2000 models” for more information. 

GE Dishwashers
Recall Date: August 9, 2012
Original Sale Dates: March 2006 through August 2009
Press Release #: 12-244

Hazard: An electrical failure in the dishwasher's heating element can pose a fire hazard. 

Remedy: Free repair
Contact: GE toll-free at (866) 918-8760 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.geappliances.com/recall.  

Gree Dehumidifiers 
Recall Date: September 12, 2013
Original Sale Dates: January 2005 through August 2013
Press Release #: 13-283

Hazard: The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Remedy: Refund

Contact: Gree toll-free at (866) 853-2802 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online atwww.greeusa.com and click on Recall for more information.

iSi North America Twist’n Sparkle Beverage Carbonation Systems
Recall Date: July 5, 2012
Original Sale Dates: June 2010 through March 2012
Press Release #: 12-217  

Hazard: The plastic bottles can explode under pressure, expelling plastic parts, resulting in an injury hazard to anyone nearby.
Remedy: Refund or store credit
Contact: iSi at (800) 645-3595 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.twistnsparkle.com  for more information.

LG Electronics Electric Ranges
Recall Date: November 8, 2012
Original Sale Dates: January 2006 through June 2010
Press Release #: 13-031
Hazard: 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.
Remedy: Free Repair
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, or www.LG.com/us and click on Public Notices in the Customer Services section for more information.

LG Electronics Gas Dryers
Recall Date: August 21, 2012
Original Sale Dates: November 2009 through August 2010
Press Release #: 12-251
Hazard: The gas valve in the recalled dryers can fail to shut off properly, continuing to heat the dryer and its contents after the drying cycle is complete. High temperatures inside and on the exterior surface of the dryers can scorch the drum, as well as burn or damage the dryer contents, posing a risk of burn, fire and smoke inhalation.
Remedy: Free repair
Contact: LG toll free at (866) 223-5355 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT on Saturday, or visit the firm's website at www.lg.com/us and click on Public Notices.

Samsonite Dual-Wattage Travel Converters
Recall Date: February 12, 2013
Original Sale Dates: January 2011 through December 2012
Press Release #: 13-119
Hazard: The converter can overheat if a load in excess of 50 watts is applied to the converter while in the 50-watt setting. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Remedy: Full Refund
Contact: Samsonite at (800) 382-7259 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email atrecall@samsonite.com or online at www.samsonite.com/recall.

Sauder Woodworking Company Gruga Office Chairs
Recall Date: November 7, 2012                                                                                                 

Original Sale Dates: August 2009 through September 2012
Press Release #: 13-030
Hazard: The seat plate can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Remedy: Free replacement seat plate
Contact: Sauder Woodworking Company toll-free at (888) 800-4590 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or www.Sauder.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.

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Pottery Barn recalls bar stools

The bar stool footrest can break

Pottery Barn, a division of Williams-Sonoma of San Francisco, Calif., is recalling about 1,000 Donovan bar stools. The bar stool footrest can break, posin...

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Pottery Barn, a division of Williams-Sonoma of San Francisco, Calif., is recalling about 1,000 Donovan bar stools.

The bar stool footrest can break, posing a fall hazard to the user.

The company has received 26 reports of the footrest breaking. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Donovan model bar stools made from mahogany wood, with a 15-inch round woven banana bark swivel seat that rotates 360 degrees. The stools were sold in five colors: red, mahogany, Tuscan chestnut, antique white and black. Each color was sold in two sizes: counter height at 24 inches tall and bar height at 30 inches tall.

SKU numbers are printed on the box, as the item number on the shipping receipt and online in the customer’s account history.

The following items are subject to the recall: 

SKU Number

Size and Color

5419049

Bar Height: Red

5419056

Bar Height: Mahogany

5419577

Bar Height: Tuscan Chestnut

5419601

Bar Height: Antique White

5419692

Bar Height: Black

5419734

Counter Height: Red

5419825

Counter Height: Mahogany

5419882

Counter Height: Tuscan Chestnut

5419924

Counter Height: Antique White

5419973

Counter Height: Black

The bar stools, manufactured in Indonesia, were sold at Pottery Barn Outlet stores nationwide, online at PotteryBarn.com and through the Pottery Barn catalog from March 2014, through June 2014, for between $230 and $250.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bar stools and contact Pottery Barn for a replacement stool. Pottery Barn is notifying all known consumers.

Consumers may contact Pottery Barn toll-free at (844) 211-5403 between 7 a.m. and midnight ET daily.  

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Whole Foods Market Hyannis recalls Chocolate Chewies

The cookies contain tree nut, an allergen not listed on the label

Whole Foods Market is recalling Chocolate Chewies produced and sold in the Hyannis, Mass., area. The cookies contain walnuts, an allergen not listed on th...

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Whole Foods Market is recalling Chocolate Chewies produced and sold in the Hyannis, Mass., area.

The cookies contain walnuts, an allergen not listed on the label.

No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported.

The product was sold in the store between Sunday, July 13, 2014, and Friday, July 18, 2014 in clear, clamshell packaging and has a Use By date of: 7/18/14.

Signs have been posted to notify customers, and all the recalled product has been removed from shelves.

Consumers who have purchased this product may bring their receipt to Whole Foods Market Hyannis for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact their local store or call 617-492-5500 between 9am and 5pm EST.

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Mitsubishi recalls Lancers

The passenger side frontal air bag could rupture

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) is conducting a limited regional recall for certain model year 2004 and 2005 Lancer vehicles currently registered in...

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Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) is conducting a limited regional recall for certain model year 2004 and 2005 Lancer vehicles currently registered in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand passenger side air bag inflators.

Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. Metal fragments from the inflator could strike and potentially seriously injure the vehicle occupants.

MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflators free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners may contact MMNA AT 1-714-372-8000.

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Mars Food North America recalls Uncle Ben’s rice and vegetable product

The product may contain gluten, which is not listed on the label

Mars Food North America is recalling two lot codes of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Garden Vegetable with Peas, Carrots & Corn pouch product, representing less th...

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Mars Food North America is recalling two lot codes of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Garden Vegetable with Peas, Carrots & Corn pouch product, representing less than 2,000 cases.

Some pouches in these lot codes were filled with a different product that contains barley, a non-wheat source of gluten, which is not declared on the product packaging.

The company says it has not received any reports of illness associated with this product

This recall relates only to the Uncle Ben’s products with a “Best Before Date 06/15 MADE IN CANADA” with either of these lot codes printed on the package:

  • 422GBBFP1L OR 422GBBFP1R
  • 423AABFP1L OR 423AABFP1R

The product should be returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers may contact the company toll-free at 1-800-548-6253. (Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST).

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Kia Motors Corporation is recalling 51,641Kia Soul vehicles

The plug securing the pinion gear to the steering gear assembly may loosen

Kia Motors Corporation is recalling 51,641 model year 2014 Kia Soul vehicles manufactured July 21, 2013, through January 17, 2014. The plug that secures ...

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Kia Motors Corporation is recalling 51,641 model year 2014 Kia Soul vehicles manufactured July 21, 2013, through January 17, 2014.

The plug that secures the pinion gear to the steering gear assembly in the affected vehicles may loosen due to an improper application of thread-locking adhesive during the assembly process.

As a result, the pinion gear can separate from the steering gear assembly, causing a loss of steering, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the pinion plug with a new pinion plug which has properly applied thread-locking adhesive, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2014.

Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC108.

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Popkiller recalls USB chargers, adapters and cables

The devices may pose a fire and electrical shock hazard to consumers

Popkiller is recalling about 2,500 USB car charger adapters, power adapters and 8-pin charger cables. Improperly mounted plug blades, and inadequate elect...

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Popkiller is recalling about 2,500 USB car charger adapters, power adapters and 8-pin charger cables.

Improperly mounted plug blades, and inadequate electronic circuitry create a fire and electrical shock hazard to consumers.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Popkiller mini USB car charger power adapters, universal USB power adapters and 8-pin USB data sync charging cables. The car charger has model number HHT-001 located on the flat side of the charger below the USB port. The charger measures 2 inches tall and 1 inch in diameter at its widest point.

The Universal USB Power adapter has model number A1265 printed directly above the plug blades on the grey surface.

The adapter measures 1.5 inches at its longest point and 1 inch wide. There is no model number printed on the 8-pin USB charging cables.

All of the recalled products are sold separately and come in the colors red, orange, green, blue, purple and pink.

The devices, manufactured in China, were sold at Popkiller retail locations in Los Angeles and Costa Mesa, California, from June 2013, through April 2014, for about $4.50 to $6.50.

Consumers should immediately stop using the phone accessories and return the products to a store where sold or send to Popkiller Headquarters for a full merchandise credit.

Consumers may contact Popkiller toll-free at (888) 345-0724 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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Mercedes-Benz recalls vehicles with air bag issues

The front passenger air bag may not deploy properly

Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling 311 model year 2014 SLK 250, SLK 350, SLK 55 AMG, SL 550, SL 63 AMG, and SL 65 AMG vehicles manufactured March 19, 2014, thr...

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Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling 311 model year 2014 SLK 250, SLK 350, SLK 55 AMG, SL 550, SL 63 AMG, and SL 65 AMG vehicles manufactured March 19, 2014, through May 5, 2014.

Due to an air bag assembly error, the front passenger air bag may not deploy properly. In the event of a crash necessitating front passenger air bag deployment, the front passenger seat airbag may not properly deploy, increasing the risk of injury to the front passenger seat occupant.

Until the vehicle has been remedied, owners are advised that passengers or other items should not be placed in the passenger seat.

Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag, free of charge.

Parts for the remedy are not currently available. The company will send an interim letter to owners in July 2014, and a second owner letter will be mailed when parts are available.

Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.

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White & Blue Lion updates recall of tattoo ink, needles and kits

Additional items have been added to the recall list

White & Blue Lion of the City of Industry, Calif., is updating and expanding its earlier recall of all lots of tattoo Inks and tattoo needles. Use of the ...

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White & Blue Lion of the City of Industry, Calif., is updating and expanding its earlier recall of all lots of tattoo Inks and tattoo needles.

Use of the products may cause bacterial infection and can lead to sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection.

There has been one report of an illness to date.

As of an extra precaution, the company is also recalling all tubes and ink cups as well. The recall includes all tattoo ink, tattoo needles, tubes, ink cups and kits distributed by White & Blue Lion including the ones specifically listed below:

Tattoo Inks
(sold in kits and separately)
BrandCodeSize
All ColorsMulti colored Chinese Dragon Image with black and white letteringLot No. OR20036
Batch #8
Best if used by 16/12/16
5 ml bottle
 
Tattoo Needles (included in kits)BrandCodesLot NoExpiration
Individually packaged in groups of 5None – labeled as “CE0197 Pre-made tattoo needle”
“sterilized by E.O. Gas”
Art No. 1203RL, 1205M, 1205RL, 1205RS, 1209RL, 1207RL, 1207M, 1207RS, 1209M, 1209RS201308, 201307, 201312, 201402, 201311, 201310JUN2018

From the tattoo kits (ink and needles) a variety of potentially pathogenic organisms were isolated and identified including: Gram negative bacteria, Gram positive rods and cocci, which when identified to the genus and species levels included: Bacilllus spp. Sphingomonas paucimobilis, Micrococcus lutes, Corynebacterium spp., Clostridium botulinum and other Clostridium spp. No Mycobacteria were isolated.

From the ink sets a variety of potentially pathogenic organisms were isolated and identified including: Gram negative bacteria, Gram positive rods and cocci, which when identified to the genus and species levels included: Bacillus spp, Acinetobacter spp., Staphylococcus haemolyticus, Sphingomonas paucimobilis. No Mycobacteria were isolated.

The inks and needles are sold in tattoo kits and the inks are also sold separately by 8Decades and White & Blue Lion, through www.amazon.com.

Consumers may contact the company at 1-626-586-3485 from Monday to Friday between 9am - 6pm PST.

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King of Pops recalls banana puddin’ pops and key lime pie pops

The products may contain allergens that may not be declared on the label

King of Pops of Charleston, S.C., is recalling banana puddin’ pops and key lime pie pops. The products may contain milk, wheat, egg, and/or soy, allergen...

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King of Pops of Charleston, S.C., is recalling banana puddin’ pops and key lime pie pops.

The products may contain milk, wheat, egg, and/or soy, allergens some of which is not declared on the label. The labels do list milk, flour, chocolate, egg, vanilla wafer, and/or graham cracker, which may contain allergens milk, soy, egg, and wheat.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The UPC codes on these products are 59959 00305 and 59959 00304. All known mislabeled products have already been removed from stores.

These pops, distributed at retail stores in Charleston, S.C., are labeled with company logo.

Consumers who have allergy or sensitivity to milk, wheat, egg, and soy should discard these products.

Consumers may call the King of Pops production kitchen at 843-297-8039.

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Viking recalls recreational trailers with tire pressure issues

The vehicles incorrectly list the recommended tire air pressure

Viking RV has issued two separate recalls for recreational trailers to correct tire pressure issues. In the first, the company is recalling 261 model year...

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Viking RV has issued two separate recalls for recreational trailers to correct tire pressure issues.

In the first, the company is recalling 261 model year 2014 Viking Epic 1906, Epic 1906ST, Epic 2107, Epic CWS8, and Epic CWS10, and Coachmen Sport 106, Sport 106ST, and Sport 107 recreational trailers, manufactured November 20, 2013, through May 28, 2014.

The affected vehicles incorrectly list the recommended tire air pressure as 65PSI instead of 60PSI on the Federal Certification Tag and Tire Information Tag.

If the tires are filled to the air pressure indicated on the current label, there is an increased risk of a tire blowout which may result in a crash.

Viking has notified owners, and has mailed owners corrected labels, free of charge. The recall began in June 2014.

In the second incident, Viking is recalling 57 model year 2014 Viking Epic 1706LS and Coachmen Sport 806LS recreational trailers manufactured January 16, 2014, through May 28, 2014.

These vehicles incorrectly list the recommended tire air pressure as 90PSI instead of 60PSI on the Federal Certification Tag and Tire Information Tag, posing the danger as listed above.

As in the previous recall, Viking has notified owners, and has mailed owners corrected labels, free of charge. This recall also began in June 2014.

In both instances, owners may contact Viking customer service at 1-800-368-2829.l

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Halco recalls LED bulbs

The LED bulbs can overheat and fall onto consumers below

Halco Lighting Technologies of Norcross, Ga., is recalling about 9,500 ProLED bulbs. The LED bulbs can overheat and fall onto consumers below, posing imp...

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Halco Lighting Technologies of Norcross, Ga., is recalling about 9,500 ProLED bulbs.

The LED bulbs can overheat and fall onto consumers below, posing impact and burn hazards.

The firm has received reports of five incidents of the LED bulbs separating from the socket. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves 14 Halco LED bulb models used in recessed lights, as outdoor security lighting and in retail displays. The bulbs have a metal cone-shaped housing, are silver in color, either 14 or 18 watts, and have clusters of 6 to 16 LEDs. “ProLED” is printed on a label on the plastic housing of the bulb along with model numbers, product names, and date codes.

The PAR30 bulbs measure about 4.75 inches long and 3.75 inches wide. The PAR38 bulbs measure about 4.75 inches long and 4.75 inches wide.

The following models are included in the recall: 

Model Number

Product Name

Beginning Production Code Date

Ending Production Code Date

80643

PAR30/14WW/NFL/LED

12/2010

12/2011

80644

PAR30/14WW/FL/LED

09/2010

10/2011

80645

PAR30/14WW/VWFL/LED

05/2010

07/2011

80646

PAR30/14NW/NFL/LED

11/2010

03/2012

80647

PAR30/14NW/FL/LED

03/2011

03/2012

80648

PAR30/14NW/VWFL/LED

09/2010

08/2011

80674

PAR30/14WW/SP/LED2

03/2010

04/2011

80676

PAR30/14WW/FL/LED2

03/2010

09/2011

80678

PAR30/14NW/SP/LED2

03/2010

12/2010

80680

PAR30/14NW/FL/LED2

03/2010

11/2010

80757

PAR30/14WW/FL/GU24/LED

06/2011

03/2012

80758

PAR30/14NW/FL/GU24/LED

06/2011

07/2011

80670

PAR38/18WW/FL/LED

05/2009

05/2011

80671

PAR38/18NW/FL/LED

05/2009

09/2011

The bulbs, manufactured in China, were sold at lighting retailers and distributors nationwide from June 2009, through March 2014, for between $20 and $100.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled LED bulbs, remove the bulbs from the fixture and contact Halco for free replacement LED bulbs.

Consumers may contact Halco toll-free at (844) 277-0177 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Bollinger Fitness recalls resistance bands

A plastic ball attached to the resistance band’s door anchor can unexpectedly release

Bollinger Fitness of Grand Prairie, Texas, is recalling about 63,000 fitness resistance bands with door anchor attachments in the U.S. and Canada. A blac...

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GSK recalls Panadol Advance pain reliever

The bottles fail to meet the federal child-resistant closure requirement

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) of Moon Township, Pa., is recalling about 10,600 bottles of Panadol Advance 100-count caplets. The packaging is not child-resistant....

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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) of Moon Township, Pa., is recalling about 10,600 bottles of Panadol Advance 100-count caplets.

The packaging is not child-resistant. These products contain acetaminophen, which is required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act to be sealed with child-resistant packaging.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves bottles of 100-count Panadol Advance pain relievers. The medicine was sold in white containers with a blue label, inside a blue box. “Panadol” and “Advance” are printed on the label. Lot numbers and dates codes are located on the left side panel of the box and on the left side of the label on the bottle, near the bar code.

Lot numbers and date codes included in the recall are:

  • Lot number: 14241, expiration date: 02/2015
  • Lot number: 14002, expiration date: 10/2014
  • Lot number: 13881, expiration date: 09/2014
  • Lot number: 13801, expiration date: 09/2014

The caplets, manufactured in the U.S., were sold exclusively at drug, grocery and mass merchandise stores in Puerto Rico from November 2012, through February 2014, for about $10.

Consumers should immediately place the product out of a child’s sight and reach, and contact GSK for a refund.

Consumers may contact GlaxoSmithKline toll-free at (888) 912-8455 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Tattoo inks, needles and kits recalled

Use of the products may cause bacterial infection

White & Blue Lion of the City of Industry, Calif., is recalling all lots of tattoo inks and tattoo needles due to pathogenic bacterial contamination. Use...

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White & Blue Lion of the City of Industry, Calif., is recalling all lots of tattoo inks and tattoo needles due to pathogenic bacterial contamination.

Use of these products may cause bacterial infection and can lead to sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection.

There has been one report of an illness to date.

The recall includes all tattoo inks, tattoo needles, and tattoo kits distributed by White & Blue Lion including those specifically listed below:

Tattoo Inks
sold in kits and separately)
BrandCodeSize
All ColorsMulti colored Chinese Dragon Image with black and white letteringLot No. OR20036
Batch #8
Best if used by 16/12/16
5 ml bottle
 
Tattoo Needles (included in kits)BrandCodesLot NoExpiration
Individually packaged in groups of 5None – labeled as “CE0197 Pre-made tattoo needle”
“sterilized by E.O. Gas”
Art No. 1203RL, 1205M, 1205RL, 1205RS, 1209RL, 1207RL, 1207M, 1207RS, 1209M, 1209RS201308, 201307, 201312, 201402, 201311, 201310JUN2018

The inks and needles are sold in tattoo kits and the inks are also sold separately by 8Decades and White & Blue Lion, through www.amazon.comdisclaimer icon.

There was a report of one illness as of today’s date.

Consumers with any questions may contact the company at 1-626-586-3485 Monday - Friday between 9am - 6pm PST.

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Charles Products recalls decorative pint and shot glasses

The glassware may exceed federal guidance levels for leachable lead and cadmium

Charles Products is recalling the following shot and pint glasses sold exclusively through M&M’S World retail stores in New York, Las Vegas, Orlando and Lo...

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Charles Products is recalling the following shot and pint glasses sold exclusively through M&M’S World retail stores in New York, Las Vegas, Orlando and London:

  • Glasses with an image of the Red M&M’S character and the words “Hard on the outside, soft on the inside;” 
  • Glasses with an image of the Blue M&M’S character and the words “Who’s your candy?;” and 
  • Glasses with an image of the Green M&M’S character and the words “Eye candy. 

The glassware may exceed the Food and Drug Administration’s guidance levels for leachable lead and cadmium. Both lead and cadmium are heavy metals found in the environment that accumulate in human bodies, and can cause serious health complications at high levels.

No illness related to this product has been reported to date

The glasses should not be used for the consumption of beverages, alcoholic or otherwise.

1,202 pint glasses and 6,335 shot glasses were sold between January 8, 2014, and April 16, 2014. No illness related to this product has been reported to date. The recall only applies to the SKU #s below:

Material

SKU

Description

2000835986

835986

SHOT GLASS RED

2000835989

835989

SHOT GLASS BLUE

2000835990

835990

SHOT GLASS GREEN

2000835993

835993

PINT GASS GREEN

2000835991

835991

PINT GLASS RED

2000835992

835992

PINT GLASS BLUE

Consumers who purchased the recalled shot and pint glasses may return them for a full refund to one of the four stores where the items were purchased:

M&M’S World New York City 
1600 Broadway 
New York, NY 10019 

M&M’S World Las Vegas 
3785 South Las Vegas Blvd 
Las Vegas, NV 89109 

M&M’S World Orlando 
8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail 
Suite 1132 
Orlando, FL 32809 

M&M’S World London 
1 Swiss Court 
London 
W1D 6AP

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Gemini recalls power adaptor/chargers

The devices can overheat, posing a burn hazard

Gemini Manufacturing of Gaffney, S.C., is recalling about 31,000 power adaptor/chargers. The devices can overheat, posing a burn hazard. The firm has rec...

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Gemini Manufacturing of Gaffney, S.C., is recalling about 31,000 power adaptor/chargers.

The devices can overheat, posing a burn hazard.

The firm has received one report of a consumer who was burned on the hand.

The recalled adaptor/chargers are used to charge cell phones and other electronic products and have model number ADCP3-1000 imprinted on the plug side of the adaptor. They are plastic cubes about 1” to 1 ¼” on one side with two prongs for plugging into an electrical outlet and a USB port on the other. Recalled chargers come in black, blue, green, red and white.

The adaptor/chargers, manufactured in China, were distributed free as a promotional giveaway at trade shows nationwide from October 2013, to April 2014.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled adaptors/chargers and throw them away.

Consumers may contact Gemini toll-free at (877) 230- 4985 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Lifeguard Press recalls charging kits

The wall charger can overheat and emit smoke and sparks

Lifeguard Press of Bowling Green, Ky.. is recalling about 25,400 charging kits. The wall charger can overheat and emit smoke and sparks, posing fire and b...

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Saab 9-3 Convertibles recalled

The driver's side front seat belt retractor may break

General Motors is recalling 28,789 model year 2004-2011 Saab 9-3 Convertibles manufactured July 30, 2003, to February 15, 2011. The driver's side front s...

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General Motors is recalling 28,789 model year 2004-2011 Saab 9-3 Convertibles manufactured July 30, 2003, to February 15, 2011.

The driver's side front seat belt retractor in the affected vehicles may break, causing the seat belt webbing not to retract. In the event of a crash, a seat belt that has not retracted may not properly restrain the seat occupant, increasing the risk of injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's seat belt retractor, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners may contact Saab customer service at 1-800-955-9007. GM's number for this recall is 14222.

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Whole Foods Market recalls Caesar and Mesclun Goat Cheese salads

The salads contain allergens not listed on the labels

Whole Foods Market is recalling mini 4-oz. containers of pre-packaged Caesar salad and Mesclun Goat Cheese salad sold in stores on July 8,, 2014 throughout...

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Whole Foods Market is recalling mini 4-oz. containers of pre-packaged Caesar salad and Mesclun Goat Cheese salad sold in stores on July 8,, 2014 throughout New York, New Jersey (Excluding Princeton, Cherry Hill and Marlton), and Connecticut (Excluding Glastonbury, West Hartford and Bishop’s Corner).

The Caesar salad contains fish and egg, and the Mesclun Goat Cheese salad contains tree nuts, allergens not listed on the labels. The products have a “sell by date” of 7/11/14.

The salad labels were erroneously swapped; therefore the Caesar Salad packages contain tree nuts and the Mesclun Goat Cheese packages contain a Caesar dressing containing fish and egg as an ingredient.

Signs are posted in the affected stores to notify customers of this recall, and all affected products have been removed from shelves.

Consumers who have purchased this product may bring their receipt to the store for a full refund.

Consumers with questions should contact their local store or call 201-567-2090 between 9am and 5pm EST.

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Harley-Davidson recalls Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles

The motorcycles may have a pinched front brake line

Harley-Davidson Motor Company is recalling 66,421 model year 2014 ABS-equipped Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles, models FLHTK, FLHTKSE, FLHTKSHRINE, FL...

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Harley-Davidson Motor Company is recalling 66,421 model year 2014 ABS-equipped Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles, models FLHTK, FLHTKSE, FLHTKSHRINE, FLHTCU, FLHTCUTC, FLHTP, FLHX, FLHXS, FLHXSHRINE, FLHR, FLHRC, FLHP, and FLHRSE, manufactured July 1, 2013, through May 7, 2014.

The motorcycles may have been assembled with the front brake line positioned so that it can be pinched between the fuel tank and frame causing the front brake fluid pressure to increase.

A pinched brake line will increase the front brake fluid pressure, possibly resulting in a front wheel lock-up, increasing the risk of a crash.

Harley-Davidson will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the motorcycles for brake line damage and replace the damaged lines as necessary. Dealers will also install one or two cable straps to properly prevent the line from being pinched in the future, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2014.

Owners may contact Harley-Davidson customer service at 1-800-258-2464.

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Canadian Tire recalls Cuisinart Electric Smoker

Gas may build up within the unit

Canadian Tire ,on behalf of the vendor, Hangzhou Cofar, is recalling specific units of the Cuisinart Electric Smoker (Product # 085-1153). Gas may build u...

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Canadian Tire ,on behalf of the vendor, Hangzhou Cofar, is recalling specific units of the Cuisinart Electric Smoker (Product # 085-1153).

Gas may build up within the unit, causing the door on the smoker to open while the unit is in use.

Affected units were sold between December 2013, and May 2014, and have the following batch codes inscribed on them:

15013, 15213, 50214, 51314, 41514, 51814, 51614 and 22014.

Canadian Tire is the exclusive retailer of the Cuisinart Electric Smoker.

Customers who have purchased the recalled product from Canadian Tire should discontinue use and return it to any Canadian Tire store for a refund.

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KTM North America is recalling 649 Enduro R motorcycles

The rear brake pedal may detach from the motorcycle

KTM North America is recalling 649 model year 2014 690 Enduro R motorcycles manufactured October 2013, to April 2014. The rear brake pedal mounting bolt in...

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KTM North America is recalling 649 model year 2014 690 Enduro R motorcycles manufactured October 2013, to April 2014.

The rear brake pedal mounting bolt in the affected motorcycles may loosen, allowing the rear brake pedal to detach from the motorcycle. If the rear brake pedal detaches, the rider would only have the front brake to slow or stop the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

KTM will notify owners, and dealers will install and properly torque, a washer and new rear brake pedal mounting bolt with threadlocker, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2014.

Owners may contact KTM customer service at 1-888-985-6090.

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Subaru recalls Legacy, Outback, Baja and Impreza vehicles

Excessive internal pressure may cause the air bag inflator to rupture

Subaru of America recalling 8,557 model year 2003-2004 Legacy, Outback Baja and 2004 Impreza (including WRX/STI) vehicles, equipped with Takata-brand front...

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Subaru of America recalling 8,557 model year 2003-2004 Legacy, Outback Baja and 2004 Impreza (including WRX/STI) vehicles, equipped with Takata-brand front passenger air bag inflators.

Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. Metal fragments could strike and seriously injure the vehicle occupants.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflators in all affected vehicles, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

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

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Mitsubishi recalls Lancer Evolutions and Ralliarts

The vehicles may have steering issues

Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling 146 model year 2014 Lancer Evolution vehicles manufactured January 31, 2014, through February 21, 2014, and 20...

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Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling 146 model year 2014 Lancer Evolution vehicles manufactured January 31, 2014, through February 21, 2014, and 2014 Lancer Ralliart vehicles manufactured February 3, 2014, through February 14, 2014.

The recalled vehicles may have insufficient clearance between the power steering pressure tube and the crossmember brace. Due to abrasion and rust, a hole may develop in the power steering tube, allowing the fluid to leak out, resulting in added steering effort, increasing the risk of a crash.

Additionally, the leaking fluid increases the risk of a fire in the presence of an ignition source such as a hot engine or exhaust component.

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the power steering tube for sufficient clearance. If the vehicle has insufficient clearance, the power steering tube assembly will be replaced, free of charge. The manufacturer notified owners in July 2014.

Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-14-004.

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Jaguar vehicles have separate braking and software issues

The vehicles have separate braking and software issues

Jaguar Land Rover North America has issued two separate recalls for vehicles with braking and software problems. In the first, the com[any is recalling 68...

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Jaguar Land Rover North America has issued two separate recalls for vehicles with braking and software problems.

In the first, the company is recalling 68 model year 2013-2014 Jaguar XF vehicles manufactured October 18, 2012, through February 25, 2014.

The right-hand rear brake pipe in the affected vehicles may wear against a bracket located on the rear sub frame, causing the brake pipe to wear through and leak brake fluid. Leaking brake fluid can lengthen braking distance and increase the risk of a vehicle crash.

Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear brake pipe for signs of wear, maninpulate the bracket on the rear sub frame, and inspect and replace the rear brake pipes if wear is visible, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 29, 2014.

Owners may contact Jaguar customer service at 1-855-524-8278. Jaguar's number for this recall is J036.

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The second recall involves 70 model year 2013 Jaguar XJ vehicles manufactured May 21, 2012, through July 10, 2012.

The generic software calibration installed on the vehicles' Restraints Control Module (RCM) may not meet the specification for proper operation of the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). Vehicles that have the generic software may put the occupants at an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Jaguar will notify owners, and dealers will upload new software for the Restraints Control Module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 29, 2014.

Owners may contact Jaguar at the above phone number. Jaguar's number for this recall is J040.

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Subaru recalls vehicles with possible braking issues

Brake line corrosion may result in brake fluid leakage

Subaru of America is recalling 660,238 model year 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza and 2008-2014 Impreza WRX/STI, and 2009-2013 Forester veh...

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Subaru of America is recalling 660,238 model year 2005-2009 Outback and Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza and 2008-2014 Impreza WRX/STI, and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

Salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in excessive corrosion of the brake lines. Brake line corrosion may result in brake fluid leakage. Fluid leakage may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will test the brake system by depressing the brake pedal and inspecting for brake fluid leaks. If no brake fluid seepage is observed, the affected areas will be rustproofed with anti-corrosion wax.

If brake fluid seepage is observed, the brake lines will be replaced followed by rustproofing with anti-corrosion wax. These services will be performed free of charge.

This recall supersedes the April 2013 recall of 2005-2009 Legacy/Outback vehicles. Vehicles that were remedied under the previous campaign still need additional areas rust-proofed.

The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's recall campaign number is WQK-47.  

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Big Fireworks recalls mock sword fireworks devices

The handheld fountain device can unexpectedly explode

Big Fireworks of Lansing, Mich., is recalling about 1,040 units of Big Sword Fountain devices. The handheld fountain device can unexpectedly explode, posi...

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Big Fireworks of Lansing, Mich., is recalling about 1,040 units of Big Sword Fountain devices.

The handheld fountain device can unexpectedly explode, posing a risk of impact and burn to the user.

The firm has received two reports of the fountain exploding while in use. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Big Sword fireworks devices. The mock sword is a handheld fountain that is intended to emit sparks from the tip of the sword. The blue and yellow sword has the Big Fireworks logo and the words “Big Sword” printed on the front.

A yellow cardboard tag attached to the handle of the device has “Big Sword” and a caution statement printed on it. The sword measures 30 inches and has model number 3609 printed above the product’s barcode.

The devices, manufactured in China, were sold at Big Fireworks retailers and wholesale distributors nationwide from April 2014, to June 2014, for about $13.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireworks devices and return them to the place of purchase to receive a full refund.

Consumers may contact Big Fireworks toll-free at (866) 514-6225 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

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Porter-Cable fixed-base production routers recalled

The router base handles pose an electric shock hazard.

Black & Decker (U.S.) dba Porter-Cable of Towson, Md., is recalling about 107,800 fixed-base routers and router bases in the U.S. and Canada. The router ba...

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Black & Decker (U.S.) dba Porter-Cable of Towson, Md., is recalling about 107,800 fixed-base routers and router bases in the U.S. and Canada.

The router base handles are not insulated, posing an electric shock hazard.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Four Porter-Cable 3 1/4 horsepower, electric, fixed-base production routers and one production router base are being recalled. The recalled routers are about 11 inches tall and 7 inches wide. The top of the router motor is black plastic and has the on/off switch for the router. The base is painted gray and has two side handles, an adjuster ring on the top and a clamp screw on the rear. The side handles on the base of recalled routers have no insulation. The Porter-Cable name and logo are on the front of the base. The recalled routers and base were manufactured from 1990 to April 2014. The following router models are being recalled: 

Model NumberSpeed/Feature
75185-speed
75191-speed
7519EC1-speed/has an extended chuck
22-7519-601-speed/ uses 220-volt power source
 

The router model number and the manufacture date code are on a metal plate on the back of the upper motor housing. The date code consists of the year of manufacture, the week of manufacture and the manufacturing plant code in the YYYY WW-XX format.

The routers, manufactured in Mexico, were sold at major industrial equipment suppliers and woodworker suppliers nationwide from 1990 to April 2014 for about $85 to $690 depending on the model.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled routers and router bases, unplug the routers and contact Porter-Cable for a free replacement router base with insulation on the handles.

Consumers may contact Porter-Cable toll-free at (888) 344-7973 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or by email at support.portercable@sbdinc.com.
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Cargill recalls Nutrena NatureWise meatbird feed

The product contains excess levels of sodium

Cargill’s animal nutrition business is recalling its Nutrena NatureWise meatbird feed. The product contains excess levels of sodium, which although an esse...

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Cargill’s animal nutrition business is recalling its Nutrena NatureWise meatbird feed.

The product contains excess levels of sodium, which although an essential nutrient for poultry, can result in pulmonary hypertension, increased mortality, reduced growth rate, increased water consumption, wet droppings, and wet litter.

The recalled products were manufactured at Cargill’s West Branch, Iowa, facility on April 28, 2014, and distributed in Iowa, Illinois and possibly Missouri.

Products were sold in 40-lb. bags under the name NatureWise Meatbird 22% Crumble with the product code 91585-40 and lot code 5941181016. The product and lot codes can be found on the bottom left corner of the tag that is attached to the bag.

Consumers should return remaining product to their local dealer or retailer for a replacement or full refund.

Consumers may contact Cargill at 800-367-4894 (Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time).

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All Power America recalls snow throwers

The carburetor needle is corroded and allows fuel to leak

All Power America is recalling about 10,000 single stage snow thrower. Exposure to Chinese gasoline for extended periods of time during product testing ov...

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All Power America is recalling about 10,000 single stage snow thrower.

Exposure to Chinese gasoline for extended periods of time during product testing overseas caused the carburetor needle to become corroded and allow fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

The company has received 58 reports of carburetor leaks. No fires or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves All Power brand single stage snow throwers, which are black and yellow and have a red cap on the gas tank, and a 20-inch wide snow clearing width and an 87cc, 4 cycle engine.

The model number of the recalled snow throwers is SB044P, and is printed on a yellow and black sticker located on the top of the unit with the phrase “20 Inch Clearing Width.”

The snow throwers, manufactured in China, were sold at Menards Stores and independent hardware retailers from September 2012, through December 2013, for about $200.

Consumers should immediately stop using their snow thrower and contact All-Power to obtain a free repair.

Consumers may contact All Power America toll-free at (888) 896-6881 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Sony Recalls VAIO Flip PC laptops

The computers’ lithium-ion batteries can overheat

Sony Recalls VAIO Flip PC laptops The computers’ lithium-ion batteries can overheat Sony Electronics of San Diego, Calif., is recalling about about 680 VA...

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Sony Electronics of San Diego, Calif., is recalling about about 680 VAIO Flip PC laptops.

The computers’ lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

The company says it is aware of four incidents, which occurred in Asia, of computers overheating, resulting in units smoking, catching on fire and melting. No injuries have been reported.

This recall includes Sony’s VAIO Flip PC laptops with model number (product name) SVF11N13CXS. The computers were sold in three colors silver, black and pink. They have a Panasonic-manufactured lithium-ion battery and a folding touch screen that measures about 11.6 inches diagonally and a backlit keyboard.

The VAIO logo is etched on the outer top of the computer, near the hinge. The model and serial numbers are printed on a black label with white lettering on the underside of the screen. To locate the label, consumers should open the computer, move the switch from the lock to the release position and flip the display.

The computers, manufactured in China, were sold at Sony retail stores nationwide and online at www.store.sony.com from February 2014 to April 2014 for about $800.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled personal computer, shut it down and unplug it; and contact Sony for instructions on how to arrange for an inspection free of charge to the consumer and a free repair or full refund of the computer’s purchase price.

Consumers may contact Sony toll-free at (866)702-7669 anytime. 

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Flowers Foods recalls Sunbeam, Bunny, Flowers Deli, and Ingles Bar-B-Q Bread

The products may contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label

Flowers Foods is recalling the following brands of Bar-B-Q bread because they may contain undeclared milk. Sunbeam Bar-B-Q Bread, UPC 0 77633 05303 1, cod...

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Flowers Foods is recalling the following brands of Bar-B-Q bread.

The products may contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label.

  • Sunbeam Bar-B-Q Bread, UPC 0 77633 05303 1, code date of JUL 3 180 172
  • Bunny Bar-B-Q Bread, UPC 0 71025 01500 3, code date of JUL 3 180 172
  • Flowers Deli Bar-B-Q Bread, UPC 0 72250 01866 1, code date of JUL 3 180 172
  • Ingles Pull-Apart Bar-B-Q Bread, UPC 0 86854 01543 8, code date of JUL 3 180 172

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recalled products were distributed to retail stores in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Tennessee

Fewer than 3,000 loaves of bread are involved in the recall.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should return them to the place of purchase for product replacement or refund. No other Sunbeam, Bunny, Flowers Deli, or Ingles breads are included in this recall.

Consumers with questions may call Flowers’ Consumer Relations Center at 1-866-245-8921, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.

 

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Richard’s Rubs & Seasonings recalls sauces

The product may be be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum

Richard’s Rubs & Seasonings is recalling Richard’s Too Good BBQ Sauce, Richard’s Too Good Hot Sauce and Richard’s Too Good Teriyaki Sauce The products may...

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Richard’s Rubs & Seasonings is recalling Richard’s Too Good BBQ Sauce, Richard’s Too Good Hot Sauce and Richard’s Too Good Teriyaki Sauce.

The products may have been improperly processed and have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism.

The company says it has not been notified of any illness associated with their products.

Consumers should not use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

The recalled sauces were sold in western Washington grocery stores, and butcher shops in Kitsap, Snohomish and King counties.

The recalled sauces are packaged in 12-oz tall glass bottles with metal screw caps and black heat resistant tamper seals, and were distributed up to the date of June 17, 2014.

Consumers who have purchased recalled sauces are urged to return it to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 206-854-7046 during the hours of 9AM to 5PM PST.

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E. G. Emils & Sons recalls deli ham product

The product may be contaminated with extraneous materials

E. G. Emils & Sons of Philadelphia, Pa., is recalling approximately 5,896 pounds of deli ham product. The product may be contaminated with extraneous mater...

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E. G. Emils & Sons of Philadelphia, Pa., is recalling approximately 5,896 pounds of deli ham product.

The product may be contaminated with extraneous materials.

There are no reports of injury associated with consumption of this product.

The following product is subject to USDA recall:

  • “Wegman’s Food You Feel Good About Organic Ham,” Wegman’s Private Label with pack lot numbers 14941309, 14941310 and 14941311.

The product bears “EST 9935” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the labels and was produced May 29, 2014.

The product, sold between June 12 and June 25, was shipped to Wegman’s locations in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia to be sliced at deli counters.

Consumers with questions about the recall may contact E.G. Emils & Sons, Inc. at 215-763-9824. 

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