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    BCI Burke recalls metal playground climbers

    A child’s body could become lodged in the two welded handgrip locations at the top of the climbers

    BCI Burke Company of Fond du lac, Wis., is recalling about 200 Merge playground climbers.

    The two welded handgrip locations at the top of the climbers can be too large creating a strangulation hazard. A child’s body could become lodged in these openings, posing a strangulation hazard.

    No incidents or injuries have been reported.

    This recall involves the Burke Merge Metal Climbers that are used on play equipment as an attachment that allows children to climb up and access the play structure.

    The metal climbers were sold in many color combinations with small geometric shaped openings with a platform and two welded handgrips at the top.

    “Burke” is printed on identification labels that are placed on the exterior of the entire play structure.

    The climbers, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at BCI Burke Company and its distributors to public and private organizations including schools, public parks and home owners associations nationwide from November 2015, through March 2018, for $1,400.

    What to do

    Consumers should immediately remove these climbers from use and contact the firm for a free repair kit. BCI Burke is contacting all owners directly by mail.

    Consumers may contact BCI Burke at (800) 356-2070 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday or online at bciburke.com and click on the Climber Recall tab for more information

    BCI Burke Company of Fond du lac, Wis., is recalling about 200 Merge playground climbers.The two welded handgrip locations at the top of the climbers c...

    Canteen/Covenco recalls ready-to-eat breaded chicken tenders

    The products may contain milk (whey), an allergen not declared on the label

    Canteen/Convenco of Middletown, Pa., is recalling approximately 1,778 pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken tenders.

    The products may contain milk (whey), an allergen not declared on the label.

    There are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

    The following breaded chicken tenders with BBQ sauce and hot sauce items, produced and packaged from September 7, 2018, through October 4, 2018, are being recalled:

    • 6 oz. clear plastic pouches containing “FRESH TO YOU, Breaded Chicken Tenders w/ BBQ Sauce,” case code 1077 and “Fresh Thru” dates ranging from 09-14-18 to 10-05-18.
    • 6 oz. clear plastic pouches containing “FRESH TO YOU, Breaded Chicken Tenders w/ Hot Sauce,” case code 6141 and “Fresh Thru” dates ranging from 09-16-18 to 10-07-18.

    The recalled products, bearing establishment number “P-40088” inside the USDA mark of inspection, were shipped to retail stores -- specifically vending machines -- in Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

    What to do

    Customers who purchased the recalled products should not consume them.

    Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Ann Sheridan at (704) 328-4056.

    Canteen/Convenco of Middletown, Pa., is recalling approximately 1,778 pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken tenders.The products may contain milk (whe...

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      Kia recalls model year 2017-2018 Niro hybrid electric vehicles

      Increased electrical resistance can overheat the rear seat

      Kia Motors America is recalling 27,030 model year 2017-2018 Kia Niro hybrid electric vehicles.

      The Main Relay within the Power Relay Assembly (PRA) may have inadequate connections between its contacts, causing increased electrical resistance.

      The increased electrical resistance can overheat the rear seat which is above the PRA, increasing the risk of a fire.

      What to do

      Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the PRA for damage. If no damage is found, the main relay will be replaced. If damage is found, the PRA will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge.

      The recall is expected to begin November 23, 2018.

      Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC168.

      Kia Motors America is recalling 27,030 model year 2017-2018 Kia Niro hybrid electric vehicles.The Main Relay within the Power Relay Assembly (PRA) may...

      Silver Star Brands recalls human and animal drug products

      The products contain microbial contamination

      Silver Star Brands is recalling a total of eight drug products for humans and pets.

      The products have been tested and found to contain microbial contamination.

      The company has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

      The following products, distributed nationwide via wholesale, retail and online sales, are being recalled:

      HUMAN PRODUCTS
      PRODUCTINDICATIONNDCUPCLOTEXPIRATION DATE
      Native Remedies VertiFree oral sprayTemporary relief for dizziness and nausea68703-253-02

      818837

      012260

      K061

      417B

      6/20
      Native Remedies VaricoGo oral sprayRelieves discomfort associated with varicose veins68703-105- 59

      818837

      010419

      K111

      717A

      11/20
      Native Remedies HypoSlim oral sprayAssists with healthy weight management and metabolism68703-275- 02

      818837

      013724

      K051

      818A

      05/21
      Native Remedies EyeClear Pro oral sprayRelieves symptoms of mineral buildup and eye irritation68703-151- 59

      818837

      011652

      K022

      317A, K022

      317B

      02/20
      Healthful Naturals DizziFree oral sprayTemporarily relieves dizziness and nausea68703-204- 02

      840853

      166535

      K022

      616D

      N/A
      Healthful Naturals Leg Cramp SupportTemporary relief from cramps and spasms while resting68703-206- 02

      840853

      166559

      K022

      216C

      N/A
      PET PRODUCTS
      PRODUCTINDICATIONNDCUPCLOTEXPIRATION DATE
      PetAlive Plump-Up Pet oral sprayImproves appetite in underweight dogs and cats68703-290- 02

      818837

      013908

      K011

      617E

      01/20
      PetAlive Allergy Itch Ease oral sprayRelieves skin itch68703-135- 59

      818837

      011102

      K111

      617B

      11/20

      What to do

      Silver Star Brands is notifying customers by letter and arranging for return and replacement (or refund) of the recalled products.

      Customers who purchased the recalled products should discontinue using them and contact Silver Star Brands at Nativeremedies@silverstarbrands.com to make arrangements to return the product.

      Consumers with questions may contact Silver Star Brands (888) 736-6389, Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (CST) or by email at Nativeremedies@silverstarbrands.com.

      Silver Star Brands is recalling a total of eight drug products for humans and pets.The products have been tested and found to contain microbial contami...

      Chrysler recalls Alfa Romeo Giulias and Stelvios

      The catalytic converter may overheat, damaging engine components

      Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 37,228 model year 2017-2018 Alfa Romeo Giulias and model year 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvios equipped with 2.0L engines.

      The engines may misfire causing the catalytic converter to overheat, possibly resulting in damage to the nearby wiring and engine components.

      Heat damage to the engine compartment wiring or components can increase the risk of a fire or it can cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

      What to do

      Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles for diagnostic codes, and update the engine control module software, free of charge.

      The recall is expected to begin November 3, 2018.

      Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-844-253-2872. Chrysler's number for this recall is UA4.

      Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling 37,228 model year 2017-2018 Alfa Romeo Giulias and model year 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvios equipped with 2.0L engines.Th...

      Walmart recalls camp axes

      The axe head can detach from the handle

      Walmart of Bentonville, Ark., is recalling about 246,000 Ozark Trail camp axes.

      The axe head can detach from the handle, posing an injury hazard.

      The company has received two reports of axe heads detaching from the handle, resulting in minor cuts and abrasions.

      This recall involves Ozark Trail camp axes.

      The steel shaft tubular axes measure about 14 inches long from handle to axe head, and weigh about 1.25 lbs.

      The axes have a black, non-slip rubber grip and claw feature. “Ozark Trail” and model number 60111140 are printed on the product packaging.

      The camp axes, manufactured in India, were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com from January 2017, through July, 2018 for about $8.

      What to do

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled axes and return them to Walmart for a full refund.

      Consumers may contact Walmart at (800) 925-6278 from 7 a.m. through 9 p.m. (CT) any day or online at www.walmart.com and click on "Product Recalls" for more information.

      Walmart of Bentonville, Ark., is recalling about 246,000 Ozark Trail camp axes.The axe head can detach from the handle, posing an injury hazard.The...

      Model year 2010-2014 Subaru Legacys and Outbacks recalled

      The electronic parking brake may not engage properly

      Subaru of America is recalling 27,175 model year 2010-2014 Subaru Legacys and Outbacks equipped with a manual transmission.

      The electronic parking brake (EPB) may not engage as intended, allowing the vehicle to roll away if the transmission is not in the proper gear when parked.

      A vehicle rollaway can increase the risk of a crash.

      What to do

      Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EPB actuator assembly, free of charge.

      The recall is scheduled to begin November 7, 2018.

      Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WTV-81.

      Subaru of America is recalling 27,175 model year 2010-2014 Subaru Legacys and Outbacks equipped with a manual transmission.The electronic parking brake...

      Land Rover recalls vehicles with braking issue

      The Autonomous Emergency Braking system may be disabled

      Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling 86 model year 2018 Land Rover Range Rovers, Land Rover Range Rover Sports and Land Rover Discoverys.

      The Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system may be disabled without warning the driver that the system is not functional.

      If the AEB does not intervene when needed, without warning, there would be an increased risk of a crash.

      What to do

      Land Rover will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle software, free of charge.

      The recall is expected to begin November 9, 2018.

      Owners may contact Land Rover customer service at 1-800-637-6837, Option 9. Land Rover's number for this recall is N227.

      Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling 86 model year 2018 Land Rover Range Rovers, Land Rover Range Rover Sports and Land Rover Discoverys.The Au...

      Grand Design recalls Reflection, Imagine and Transcend travel trailers

      The axles may be missing inner bearings on the hubs

      Grand Design RV is recalling 997 model year 2019 Grand Design Reflection, Imagine and Transcend travel trailers.

      The axles may be missing inner bearings on the hubs, which can cause the bearing to burnout or cause the hub to overheat.

      Premature wearing of the bearings can cause the hub to overheat and smoke, increasing the risk of a fire.

      What to do

      Grand Design will notify owners, and dealers will replace the defective hubs with new hubs or replace the axles, free of charge.

      The recall is expected to begin October 22, 2018.

      Owners may contact Grand Design customer service at 1-574-825-9679. Grand Design's number for this recall is 910015.

      Grand Design RV is recalling 997 model year 2019 Grand Design Reflection, Imagine and Transcend travel trailers.The axles may be missing inner bearings...

      UberScientific recalls topical anesthetic

      The packaging is not child resistant as required by law

      UberScientific of Kissimmee, Fla., is recalling about 76,000 packages of Uber Numb topical anesthetic cream and spray.

      The packaging is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The products contain lidocaine, posing a risk of poisoning to young children if they put it on their skin or ingest it.

      No incidents or injuries have been reported.

      This recall involves UberScientific Uber Numb Topical Anesthetic Cream and Uber Numb Spray.

      The recalled cream is in a white jar with a smooth, rounded cap and a green label with “Uber Numb Topical Anesthetic Cream” printed on the front.

      It was sold in one, two and four ounce sizes with the lot numbers printed on the bottom of the jar and the UPC number printed on the label to the left of the product name. The brand name UberScientific is printed on the label below the net weight.

      The recalled spray is in a green bottle with a white cap and has a white label with “Uber Numb Spray” printed on the front.

      It was sold in four ounce size with the lot numbers printed on the bottom of the bottle and the UPC number printed on the label to the right of the product name. The brand name UberScientific is printed on the label to the left of the product name.

      Product

      Size

      UPC

      Lot Numbers

      UberScientific Uber Numb Topical Anesthetic Cream

      1 oz.

      00863255000306

      A23Z3 and F12Z5

      2 oz.

      00863255000344

      L06Z2A, L06Z2B, and B01N2A

      4 oz.

      0083255000313

      E10Z4, L06Z2, and B01N2

      Uber Numb Spray

      4 oz.

      00850777008002

      K30Z6 and B09N2

      The cream and spray, manufactured in the U.S., were sold online only at Amazon.com and Uberscientific.com from February 2017, through April 2018, for between $20 and $40.

      What to do

      Consumers should immediately place the recalled topical anesthetic out of reach of children and contact UberScientific for instructions on how to receive a free replacement or full refund.

      Consumers with the recalled cream can receive a free replacement cap that is child-resistant. Consumers with the recalled spray can receive a free replacement cream with the new child-resistant cap or a full refund.

      Consumers may contact UberScientific toll-free at (877) 289-1367 anytime or online at www.uberscientific.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information.

      UberScientific of Kissimmee, Fla., is recalling about 76,000 packages of Uber Numb topical anesthetic cream and spray.The packaging is not child resist...

      Highland Ridge recalls Open Range and Mesa Ridge travel trailers

      The inner bearing races on the hubs may be missing from the axles

      Highland Ridge RV is recalling 22 model year 2019 Highland Ridge Open Range Ultra Lite, Mesa Ridge, and Open Range Lite travel trailers.

      The axles may be missing inner bearing races on the hubs, which can cause the bearing to burnout or cause the hub to overheat.

      The missing bearing race may cause premature hub bearing failure, possibly resulting in a separation of the hub from the axle, increasing the risk of a crash.

      What to do

      Highland Ridge will notify owners, and dealers will replace the defective hubs with new hubs or replace the axles, free of charge.

      The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

      Owners may contact Highland Ridge customer service at 1-260-768-7771. Highland Ridge's number for this recall is 9904410.

      Highland Ridge RV is recalling 22 model year 2019 Highland Ridge Open Range Ultra Lite, Mesa Ridge, and Open Range Lite travel trailers.The axles may b...

      Various Coachmen and Forest River travel trailers recalled

      The inner bearing races on the hubs may be missing from the axles

      Forest River is recalling 935 model year 2019 Coachmen Catalina & Apex travel trailers, and Forest River Shasta, Wildwood, Salem, Vibe, Sierra, Sandpiper, XLR & Prime Time travel trailers.

      The axles may be missing inner bearing races on the hubs, which can cause the bearing to burnout or cause the hub to overheat.

      The missing bearing race may cause premature hub bearing failure, possibly resulting in a separation of the hub from the axle, increasing the risk of a crash.

      What to do

      Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace the defective hubs with new hubs or replace the axles, free of charge.

      The recall is expected to begin in October 2018.

      For customer service, Catalina owners may contact Coachmen at 1-574-825-8657, Apex owners should call 1-574-358-0401, Shasta owners: 1-574-825-8717, Wildwood and Salem owners: 1-574-534-3167, Vibe owners: 1-574-296-2084, Sierra and Sandpiper owners: 1-574-534-4574, XLR owners: 1-574-642-0432, Prime Time owners: 1-574-862-1025.

      Forest River's number for this recall is 51-0851.

      Forest River is recalling 935 model year 2019 Coachmen Catalina & Apex travel trailers, and Forest River Shasta, Wildwood, Salem, Vibe, Sierra, Sandpiper,...

      Boy Story recalls action dolls

      The joints on the vinyl dolls can break, creating broken pieces

      Boy Story of Tampa, Fla., is recalling about 8,500 Mason & Billy action dolls and Mason & Billy HeForShe special edition action dolls sold in the U.S. and Canada.

      The joints on the vinyl dolls can break, creating broken pieces that pose a choking hazard to young children.

      The company has received about 32 reports of the vinyl breaking on the joints. No injuries have been reported.

      This recall involves four styles of Boy Story action dolls. They include the Mason and Billy Action Dolls, and the Mason and Billy HeForShe Special Edition Action Dolls.

      The recalled dolls are vinyl and measure 4 inches long by 7 inches wide by 18 inches high. They also came with outfits consisting of a button-up shirt, white t-shirt and jeans.

      Boy Story LLC is stamped on the left foot of each doll.

      The action dolls, manufactured in China, were sold online at www.biddleandbop.com and small retailers from December 2016, through May 2018, for about $100.

      What to do

      Consumers should immediately take the recalled dolls away from children and contact Boy Story for instructions on how to receive a full refund of the purchase price.

      Consumers may contact Boy Story collect at (240) 670-0221 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at questions@boystory.com or online at http://www.boystory.com/productrecallform.pdf for more information.

      Boy Story of Tampa, Fla., is recalling about 8,500 Mason & Billy action dolls and Mason & Billy HeForShe special edition action dolls sold in the U.S. and...

      Whole Foods Market recalls 365 Everyday Value White Corn Tortilla Chips

      The product may contain milk, an allergen not declared on the label

      Whole Foods Market is recalling 365 Everyday Value White Corn Tortilla Chip that may contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label.

      No adverse reactions have been reported to date.

      The recalled product is packaged in 20-oz. bags labeled “365 Everyday Value White Corn Tortilla Chips Salted-Party Size,” with UPC code 9948247145 and best-by dates between January 24-25, 2019, printed on the front top of the packaging.

      It was sold in Whole Foods Market and Whole Foods Market 365 stores nationwide and in Canada

      What to do

      Customers who purchased the recalled product may bring a valid receipt into stores for a full refund.

      Consumers with questions may call (844) 936-8255 from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (CST) Monday through Friday, or 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (CST) Saturday and Sunday.

      Whole Foods Market is recalling 365 Everyday Value White Corn Tortilla Chip that may contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label.No adverse react...

      Endo Pharmaceuticals recalls Robaxin tablets

      The label contains incorrect daily dosing information

      Endo Pharmaceuticals is recalling two lots of Robaxin (methocarbamol tablets, USP) tablets.

      The product label contains incorrect daily dosing information due to an error which misstates the daily dose as "two to four tablets four times daily" rather than the correct dosage of "two tablets three times daily."

      The company has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

      The following product lots, shipped by wholesale distributors to retail pharmacies, are being recalled:

      • Robaxin 750mg, 100 Count Bottle pack, Lot 216702P1, Expiration Date: September 2020; and
      • Robaxin 750mg, 100 Count Bottle pack, Lot 220409P1, Expiration Date: January 2021.

      What to do

      Consumers in possession of recalled product should stop using it and return the unused portion by following the instructions below:

      Contact Inmar at 1-866-391-0620, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm (ET) or by email at robaxin@inmar.com for the following:

      • Product Return: Upon contacting Inmar and indicating you have unused product, please expect Return Authorization labels and Shipping instructions.
      • Product Reimbursement: Upon contacting Inmar, please be prepared to share proof of purchase. Proof of purchase can be sent to robaxin@inmar.com or 635 Vine St.Winston Salem, NC 27101-Attention Recall Department, Robaxin Recall.

      Consumers with questions regarding the recall may contact Inmar at (866) 391-0620 Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm (ET) or by email at robaxin@inmar.com.

      Endo Pharmaceuticals is recalling two lots of Robaxin (methocarbamol tablets, USP) tablets.The product label contains incorrect daily dosing informatio...

      Arctic Gardens brand Veg-e Protein products recalled

      Pieces of plastic can fall into the product during microwaving

      Bonduelle Canada is recalling Arctic Garden brand Veg-e Protein products.

      Defective packaging may allow pieces of the plastic zipper to fall into the product during microwaving.

      The following products, sold in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec, are being recalled:

      Brand NameCommon NameSizeCode(s) on ProductUPC
      Arctic GardensVeg-e Protein – Macaroni and Cauliflower300 gH 8087 M
      H 8088 M
      H 8186 M
      H 8187 M

      0 55686

      21031 1

      Arctic GardensVeg-e Protein – Orzo and Green Chick Peas300 gH 8184 M
      H 8185 M
      H 8186 M
      H 8264 M
      0 55686 21032 8
      Arctic GardensVeg-e Protein – Quinoa and Soy Beans300 gH 8103 R
      H 8158 R
      H 8159 R
      0 55686 21033 5

      What to do

      Customers who purchased the recalled products should not consume them, but discard them or return them the store where purchased.

      Consumers with questions may contact Bonduelle Canada at (888) 990-266 or online at www.arcticgardens.ca.

      Bonduelle Canada is recalling Arctic Garden brand Veg-e Protein products.Defective packaging may allow pieces of the plastic zipper to fall into the pr...

      IKEA recalls ceiling lamps

      The glass shade can detach and fall

      IKEA Supply of Switzerland is recalling about 37,000 CALYPSO ceiling lamps.

      The lamp's glass shade can detach and fall, posing impact and laceration hazards to consumers.

      The company has received 19 reports of the glass shade detaching and falling, resulting in three minor injuries, including bumps and cuts.

      This recall involves IKEA CALYPSO ceiling lamp units with manufacturing date codes between 1625 and 1744. The manufacturing date code is printed on a sticker on the light bulb socket base plate.

      The lamps, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from August 2016, to July 2018, for about $30.

      What to do

      Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling lamps and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund or replacement lamp.

      Consumers may contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on Press Room at the bottom of the page, then on Product Recalls at the top of the page for more information.

      IKEA Supply of Switzerland is recalling about 37,000 CALYPSO ceiling lamps.The lamp's glass shade can detach and fall, posing impact and laceration haz...