Recall Roundup: Suzuki ATVs, Peanut Butter, Dog Chews, Surge Protectors and More
byMar 11th 2011 1:30PM
Keeping 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:
Here is this week's roundup of recalls:
- American Suzuki Motor Corp. recalled about 29,000 Suzuki KingQuad all-terrain vehicles because the plastic fuel tanks were not made properly and can leak, creating a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. American Suzuki has 19 reports of fuel leaking. So far, no one has been hurt. Included in the recall are all 2008 to 2010 LT-A450X models; all 2009 to 2010 LT-A500X models; all 2008 to 2010 LT-A750X models; and 2011 LT-A500X and LT-A750X models manufactured before Dec. 11, 2010. The ATVs were sold nationwide from July 2007 to February 2011 for $6,600 to $9,500. Consumers shouldn't use the ATVs, but contact their local Suzuki dealer for a free repair. Consumers with 2011 models need to call the dealership to see if their ATV is affected. Call Suzuki at (800) 444-5077 weekdays between 12:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
- Unilever United States Inc. is recalling certain lots of reduced-fat Skippy peanut butter because it could be contaminated with salmonella, the company said.
- Jones Natural Chews Co. recalled 2,705 boxes of Pig Ears dog chews because the pet treats could be contaminated with salmonella, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. The dog chews were sold in Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin between Sept. 15, 2010 and Nov. 2, 2010. The FDA lists the UPC codes included in the recall. Consumers should return the dog treats to the store for a refund. Call the company at (877) 481-2663.
- Milestone AV Technologies recalled about 2,500 Sanus Elements model ELM205 surge protectors because the units don't have proper insulation and could shock consumers, CPSC said. So far, no one has been hurt. The surge protectors were sold at home theater dealers from June 2009 through December 2010 for about $90. Consumers should call Milestone at (877) 894-6280 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. Eastern Time and weekends between 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST for a replacement or refund.
- Atico International USA recalled about 57,000 holiday rattle baby slippers sold at Walgreens nationwide because the stuffing and rattle can be pulled out, creating a choking hazard, CPSC said. So far, Atico hasn't gotten any reports of injuries, but three incidents where the stuffing came out have been reported -- in one case, a dad pulled stuffing out of his baby's mouth. Included in the recall are slippers decorated with stuffed fabric figures including snowmen, Santa, reindeer and penguins that have rattles inside that sound like bells when shaken. The slippers were sold at Walgreen stores nationwide from October 2010 to January 2011 for about $5 each. Consumers should take the slippers back to the store for a refund. Call Atico at (877) 546-4835 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Rocky Mountain Bicycles recalled about 325 bikes because the front fork steering tube can break and four people reported being hurt after falling off the bikes. Among the injuries was a broken wrist, CPSC said. The bikes were sold at specialty stores nationwide and online between June 2007 and November 2010 for $1,300 to $1,700. CPSC lists the models affected by the recall. Call the manufacturer, Procycle Group at (855) 880-9062 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Stanley Security Solutions Inc. recalled about 63,100 door locksets because the latches can fail.
- Zweigle's Inc. recalled about 2,997 pounds of Price Chopper German Bologna sold in Price Chopper deli counters throughout the Northeast because it could be contaminated with staphylococcus aureus.
- Sunbeam Products Inc. recalled 159,000 wine bottle openers sold through the home shopping channel QVC after dozens of consumers reported bottles shattering while using the opener.
- Creekstone Farms Premium Beef recalled 14,158 pounds of ground beef because it may be tainted with the e.coli bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said.
- An outdoor wood burning fireplace sold at Lowe's stores has been recalled after 14 reports of the chimney's bronze finish catching fire.
- Hazelnuts and mixed nuts sold at major grocers nationwide including Safeway, Sam's Club, Target, Albertsons, Trader Joe's and Ralphs are being recalled after being linked to seven cases of e. coli infection in three states.
- Kid O Products recalled wooden fruit puzzles because pieces can come loose, creating a choking risk to young children, CPSC said. So far, no one has been hurt. About 1,400 puzzles were sold at children's stores nationwide from November 2010 to February 2011 for about $12 each. Included in the recall are puzzles with a board and four pieces in the shape of an orange, plum, pear and apple. Consumers should return the puzzles to the store for a refund. Call Kid O Products at (212) 366-5858 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
- The Land of Nod recalled about 9,700 Camp Nod lantern nightlights because the wiring can short circuit and give an electric shock and create a fire hazard, CPSC said. The company has gotten 16 reports from consumers including a minor electric shock to two consumers and another with minor property damage. Included in the recall are the lanterns with either the item number 0603041-RE (red lantern) or 0603041-BL (blue). The lanterns were sold at The Land of Nod stores in Illinois and Washington, the catalog and online from September 2004 through October 2010 for between $30 and $35 each. Consumers should return them for a merchandise credit. Call the company at (800) 933-9904 weekdays between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Time or email.
- Wall-mounted Colin Cowie Gel-Fuel Wood Fireplaces sold through the Home Shopping Network have been recalled because heat from the unit can melt the plastic mounting screws, allowing the fireplace to fall from the wall, CPSC said. Importer Southern Enterprises Inc. has gotten 21 reports of the units falling, causing heat or fire damage. Two consumers have been hurt including a knee injury and broken toes. Included in the recall is the fireplace with the item number 955-074 and lot number SEI/07/001. The units were sold on the Home Shopping Network between October and November 2010 for about $250 each. Consumers should call SEI at (877) 858-4959 weekdays between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Time for a retro fit kit.
- Sunsations Inc. recalled about 3,600 children's hooded sweatshirts because the clothing has drawstrings that could strangle children, CPSC said. So far, no one has been hurt. The recall includes children's and juniors hooded sweatshirts in various sizes with resort logos printed on the fronts. CPSC lists the item numbers. The sweatshirts were sold at Sunsations stores in Virginia Beach, Va.; Ocean City, Md.; and Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills, N.C. from May 2009 through November 2010 for between $10 and $25. Consumers can either remove the drawstring or return the sweatshirt for a refund. Call Sunsations at (800) 786-9044 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time or email.
- Baja Motorsports recalled about 4,300 dirt bikes sold at Pep Boys stores nationwide because fuel can leak from the tank and catch fire, CPSC said. The company said it received six reports of fires, including one consumer who had minor burns on the legs. Included in the recall are all DR50 and DR70 Baja dirt bikes with VIN numbers beginning with L98. The bikes were sold at Pep Boys from December 2010 through January 2011 for between $550 and $650. Consumers should call Baja Motorsports at (888) 863-2252 weekdays between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern Times to schedule a repair.
- Fun World recalled about 1,800 Little Pet Vet and Dr. Littles costumes because the garb came with a toy stethoscope that has plastic ear pieces that can be pulled off, creating a choking hazard for young children, CPSC said. So far no one has been hurt. Consumers should take the stethoscope away from children and call Fun World at (800) 247-5314 weekdays between 9 a.m.and 5 p.m. Eastern or send email for instructions on returning it for a full refund.
- Global Industrial recalled about 5,000 Global Workbench Power Riser, Power Aprons and Power Shelves because misrouted wiring can cause an electric shock to consumers, CPSC said. The company received eight reports of misrouted wires. CPSC lists the models included in the recall. Consumers should unplug the power cords and contact the company at (855) 657-0424 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time for a replacement.
- Teavana Corp. recalled 2,659 pounds of Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea made by Aromatics Inc. because it could be contaminated by salmonella, the FDA said. The tea was sold nationwide and consumers who bought it should return it for a refund. Call the company at (877) 832-8262 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time. In a related recall, RemedyTeas recalled 20 pounds of Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea made by Aromatics for the same reason, the FDA said. The tea was sold in RemedyTea stores, in catalogs and online. Consumers who bought #137 Peppermint Organic Herbal Tea or #120 Tranquility Herbal Tea should return it for a refund. Call the company at (206) 323-4832 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Eastern Time.
- McCormick & Co. Inc. recalled Golden Dipt® Tempura Seafood Batter Mix 8 OZ, with UPC Code 4123470132 and "best buy" date of OCT 08 12 H because it contains milk that isn't listed on the label, the FDA said. The mix was sold at grocery stores in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin and the Cayman Islands, beginning on Oct. 21, 2010. Call McCormick at (800) 632-5847 weekdays between 9:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. Eastern Time or weekends between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. for a replacement or refund.
- Smith & Nephew's Advanced Wound Management division recalled certain lots of IV PREP Antiseptic Wipes (product number 59421200) manufactured for Smith & Nephew by The Triad Group because the wipes may be contaminated with bacillus cereus, the FDA said. Call Smith & Nephew Customer Care at (800) 876-1261 between 8 a.m. and 6 .m. Eastern Time. This is linked to a previous Triad recall.