Recall Roundup: Power Yard Tools, Pool Drain Caps, Food Processors and More
byMay 27th 2011 2:00PM
Keeping track of the latest product and food recalls can be a challenge for any consumer, so Consumer Ally has collected them all in one place for you to check each week.
Here is this week's roundup:
Here is this week's roundup:
- STIHL Inc. recalled 2.3 million power yard tools because the fuel caps can warp from gasoline additives, allowing gas to spill and causing a fire hazard, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The company has received 81 reports of difficulty putting on or removing the fuel cap and gas spills. Fortunately, no one has been hurt. Included in the recall are gas-powered STIHL trimmers, brushcutters, KombiMotors, hedge trimmers, edgers, clearing saws, pole pruners and backpack blowers that have a tool-less fuel cap. The yard tools were sold nationwide from July 2002 through May 2011 for between $190 and $650. Consumers should take the power tools to a dealer for a repair. Call the company at (800) 233-4729 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST or e-mail them with your questions.
- Dream on Me recalled 22,000 full-size and portable drop-side cribs after reports of children getting trapped between the mattress and its railings.
- Walmart recalled 255,000 GE food processors after receiving reports of consumers getting hurt after the safety lock on the lid failed.
- About 1 million pool and spa drain covers made by 10 manufacturers have been recalled because they were incorrectly rated to handle the water flow, which could create a situation where a swimmer or bather may be trapped, said the CPSC. No incidents have been reported. Included in the recall are the following manufacturers: A&A Manufacturing of Phoenix, Ariz.; AquaStar Pool Products Inc. of San Diego; Color Match Pool Fittings of Surprise, Ariz.; Custom Molded Products of Tyrone, Ga.; Hayward Pool Products of Elizabeth, N.J.; Lawson Aquatics of Naples, Fla.; Paramount Pool & Spa Systems of Chandler, Ariz.; Pentair Water Pool and Spa of Sanford, N.C.; Rising Dragon USA of East Sweetwater, Tenn.; and Waterway Plastics of Oxnard, Calif. The CPSC lists the model numbers and contact numbers for each company. Lawson Aquatics and Paramount Pool were listed in separate recall notices.
- Globe All Wellness LLC recalled all lots of its Slim Xtreme Herbal Slimming 30-capsule bottles because the diet supplement contains the appetite suppressant Sibutramine which was not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The supplement was sold online and at the company's Florida offices. The FDA said no one has reported getting sick from taking the supplement, but Sibutramine is known for raising blood pressure and pulse rates. Consumers should return the product to the company at 2854 Stirling Rd Suite G, Hollywood, FL, 33020 and can call the company at (954) 922-1133 weekdays between 9 a.m and 4 p.m. EST.
- BCS International Corp. recalled certain Dr. Snack Choco Raisin 12-ounce containers because they may contain peanuts not listed on the label. The FDA said no one has reported getting sick from eating the snacks. The containers have a sell-by date of March 5, 2012, and a UPC number of 80555493026. The snacks were sold in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Consumers should return the snacks to the store for a refund. Contact the company at (718) 392-3355 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST.
- Atalanta Corp. recalled its Nazareth Classic and Nazareth Light cheese because it could be contaminated with listeria, which can cause a potentially fatal infection in young children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems, the FDA said. So far, no one has gotten sick from eating the cheese, which was sold mostly in the northeast section of the country. The cheese comes in bulk (2 loafs, 6 to 7 pounds per case) and is usually sold in random-weight pieces. Labels read "Nazareth Classic" and "Nazareth Light" "imported by Atalanta Corp." The affected lots are 5030008, 5030009, 11350044, 11350045, 11350046 and 10840120, and are marked with expiration dates of March 13, 2011 through July 29, 2011. Consumers can return the cheese to the store for a refund. Call the company at (908) 351-8000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
- Narala Bakery Inc. recalled its Halal Plain Cake and Halal Fruit Cake because they contain eggs that weren't listed on the labels. The cakes were sold throughout New York City. The FDA said no one has reported getting sick from eating the cakes. Consumers should throw the cakes out and call the bakery at (718) 287-8494.
- Food Depot #24 in McDonough, Ga., recalled about 500 pounds of ground beef because it may be contaminated with e.coli, which can cause a potentially life-threatening infection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said. So far, no one has reported getting sick from eating the beef. Included in the recall are 1-pound through 4-pound tray packs of ground beef with a sell-by date of May 20, 2011. Consumers can call the company at (770) 474-5904.