Recall Roundup: Coffee Makers, Exercise Equipment, Diet Supplements and More

Ikea Forster coffee/tea makersKeeping track of the latest product and food recalls can be a challenge, so Consumer Ally has collected them in one place for you to check each week.

Here is this week's roundup of recalls:
  • IKEA Home Furnishings recalled almost 130,000 Forsta coffee/tea makers (right) in the United States and Canada after reports of the glass pot breaking, causing burns and cuts.
  • Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. recalled about 229,000 fitness resistance tubes and kits because the plastic clip that attaches the tube to the handle can break, sending pieces of the exercise equipment toward the consumer using it, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The company received four reports of bruises, cuts and scrapes. The recall includes Fitness Gear and Fitness After 40 brands resistance tubes and adjustable kits. CPSC lists the model numbers affected by the recall. The tubes were sold at Dick's Sporting Goods na(tionwide and online from October 2009 to November 2010 for between $15 and $60. Consumers can return the tubes to the store for store credit. Call the company at (866) 677-4771 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Time or send an email.
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  • Safeway recalled broccoli salad, pasta salad and pre-packed vegetable trays it sold in 12 states because broccoli in those items may be tainted with listeria. The farm that supplied the broccoli also expanded the recall to include more products, including ready-to-eat meals that went to other grocery chains like Raley's.
  • Liebherr-Canada Ltd., recalled certain built-in refrigerators because the doors can fall off.
  • Garden of Life LLC recalled its Raw Vitamin C dietary supplement because it may contain soy that wasn't listed on the label, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. So far, no one has gotten sick from eating the dietary supplement. Raw Vitamin C was sold nationally at health food stores and online. Consumers can return the supplement to the store for a refund. Contact the company at (866) 465-0051 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • Rhino Toys Inc. recalled about 28,000 OBall Links & Mini Rattles in the United States and Canada because the C-links at both ends of its chain can break, creating a choking hazard for young children, CPSC said. The company got one report of a link breaking, but no one was hurt. The toy was sold at Toys R Us and other toy stores nationwide from April 2010 to December 2010 for about $8 each. Consumers should take the rattles away from children and contact Rhino Toys at (888) 250-9969 weekdays between noon and 6 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • Aosom recalled about 5,000 wooden playpens and gates because they can break which creates a choking risk and also a child could be caught in the playpen, CPSC said. The company got 69 reports of the playpens breaking, including one of a child mouthing a piece of broken wood and three of children with either wood or a screw in their hands. No child was hurt. CPSC lists the model numbers affected by the recall. They were sold online including Amazon.com and eBay.com from October 2008 to November 2010 for between $30 and $150 each. Consumers should stop using the playpens and contact Aosom at (877) 644-9366 weekdays between noon and 8 p.m. Eastern Time or by email.
  • Lennox Hearth Products LLC recalled about 3,200 of Lennox Shadowdance Natural Gas Log Set Burner Assemblies because the valve can crack and leak natural gas.
  • E&J Brandy warned consumers to stop using stainless steel flasks sold in its gift sets after lab tests on brandy stored in the flasks showed it contained lead.
  • About 79,000 sets of Circo beaded door curtains sold by Target Corp. were recalled after strands wrapped around the necks of three girls, slightly injuring them, CPSC said.
  • WellPet LLC recalled certain lots of its Wellness canned cat food because some lots may not have enough thiamine, also known as Vitamin B1.
  • Burlington Coat Factory recalled some of its Bella Kitchen five-quart programmable slow cookers after 60 reports of the control panels smoking, melting, sparking and in some cases catching fire.
  • Manhattan Group recalled about 400 of its Parents Busy Time Activity Center wooden children's toy because wooden pegs on the xylophone activity can come loose, creating a choking hazard for young children, the CPSC said. The agency got one report of a boy putting a peg in his mouth, but the child was unharmed. Consumers can return the toy to the store for a refund and contact Manhattan Group at (800) 541-1345 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • Baby Jogger LLC recalled about 2,000 Baby Jogger Jump Seats after getting four reports of children falling from the seat and suffering scrapes, bruises and in one case a broken nose, CPSC said. The agency said that if the jump seat isn't properly locked in place, the child could fall out. The jump seat attaches onto the frame of a Baby Jogger City Elite, Baby Jogger City Classic or Baby Jogger Summit stroller and allows a toddler and a baby to ride together. The item number included in the recall is J7J50. The jump seat was sold nationwide, online and also in Canada from January 2008 to July 2010 for about $100. Consumers should contact Baby Jogger for safety straps and instructions at (877) 506-2213 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Time or by email.
  • Tommy Bahama Group recalled about 1,800 of its Mini-Candle Travel Sets because the wax can also catch fire, creating a burn risk to consumers, CPSC said. The company received two reports of candle flames spreading to the wax, however no one was hurt. The sets were sold at Tommy Bahama stores nationwide and online from November 2010 to January 2011 for about $40 each. Consumers can return the sets to the store for a refund or contact Tommy Bahama at (866) 986-8282 daily between 9 a.m and 9 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • Daiei Trading Co. Inc. recalled its Gourmet Family brand of Large Mouth Smelt Komochi Shishamo because it may be contaminated with clostridium botulinum, which can cause a potentially fatal food poisoning infection, the FDA said. The smelt is packed in an uncoded Styrofoam tray which has a weight of 3.5 ounces. Imported from Japan, the smelt was sold in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Florida, Virginia, Georgia, Texas and North Carolina. Consumers should return the food to the store for a refund.
  • W H & Group LLC recalled dried fish because it may be contaminated with clostridium botulinum spores that can cause botulism, a potentially fatal infection, the FDA said. Each fish is about 7 inches long and may be repackaged in clear, unlabeled plastic bags. The fish was sold in New York. Consumers should not eat it, but return the fish to the store. Consumers with questions can call the company at (718) 963-1010.
  • Piccadilly Fine Foods recalled about 775 pounds of chicken and mushroom pies because the food may contain egg that isn't listed in the ingredients, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. So far, no one has reported getting sick from eating the pies. Included in the recall are 12-pound cases of Piccadilly Fine Foods Chicken and Mushroom Pastie, with each case containing 24 individual packages. The food was shipped to distributors in California, Colorado, Florida and Texas for further distribution to stores. Consumers with questions can call the company at (408) 246-1200.

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