Recall Roundup: Booster Seats, Bunk Beds, Chewable Vitamins, Cutlery Sets and More
byJun 17th 2011 4:00PM
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:
- Target expanded a 2009 recall of Circo Child Booster Seats to include another 375,000 seats because the restraint buckle can open, dumping the child onto the floor, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. Target has received 10 reports of the buckles opening, including three regarding children who were injured when they fell forward out of the chair. Included in the recall are all Circo Booster Seats sold at Target stores nationwide from January 2005 through June 2009 for about $13 each. Consumers should return the seats to the store for a refund. Call Target at (800) 440-0680 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m EST.
- Big Lots recalled certain metal futon bunk beds after a child was trapped between the frame and mattress and died.
- Bariatric Advantage recalled some of its Chewable Multi Formula vitamins in the chocolate mint truffle flavor because they may contain milk not listed on the label, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. So far, no one has reported getting sick from eating the vitamins. The FDA lists the product codes and lot numbers. Consumers can return the vitamins to the store for a refund. Call the company at (800) 898-6888 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST.
- Calphalon Corp. recalled 217,000 Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery Knife Sets because the tips of the 8-inch slicing knife and bread knife can protrude through the bottom slots of the wooden block holder, creating a potential laceration hazard, the CPSC said. The company has received one report of a cut finger. Included in the recall are all 17- and 21-piece sets with model numbers KNS17C and KNS21C. The sets were sold at Macy's, Bed Bath and Beyond, Bloomingdales, Crate and Barrel, Dillard's, Kitchen Collection, Cutlery and More, Calphalon Retail Outlets and other stores nationwide; online by Amazon, Cooking.com; and in Chef's Catalog from from 2007 through May 2011 for between $200 and $300. Consumers should call the company for a repair kit at (800) 809-7267 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
- TJX Cos. Inc. recalled about 23,600 Emma's Garden Polka-Dot girls' dresses in the United States and Canada because the buttons on the dress's front can pop off, creating a choking hazard, the CPSC said. So far no incidents have been reported. The girls' dresses in sizes 12 months to 5T were sold in black and white and pink and white. There are three round white buttons. Dresses sold in the United States have neck tags with the tracking number TJX-80327TDS1. T.J. Maxx sold the pink and white design and Marshalls sold the black and white design in the United States from February 2011 through May 2011 for about $13. Winners stores sold both designs in Canada, from March 2011 through April 2011 for about $17. Consumers should return the dress to the store for a refund. Call the company at (800) 926-6299 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m EST.
- Excite USA recalled 24,000 Military Copters sold at Rite Aid stores nationwide between January and May because the blades can come off, potentially cutting consumers, the CPSC said. There have been three incidents, including two laceration injuries. Included in the recall are manually-operated Military Copters in two sizes, 7 and 11 inches in length, in both tan and black colors. The model number #9009935 and UPC number 680108044474 are printed on the back of the package near the bar code. Consumers should return the toy to the store for a refund. Call Excite at (866) 791-4754 weekdays between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST.
- Harbinger Fitness recalled 4,169 Ab Straps exercise equipment because the buckle can break, the CPSC said. There has been two reports of the breakage, resulting in cuts to consumers' heads and necks. Included in the recall is a set of Harbinger Ab Straps, style 371100, that are hung from an overhead structure. The word "Harbinger" appears on the outer side of one ab strap. Universal Product Code 000751510964 is on the bottom flap of the packaging. The straps were sold online at Bodybuilding.com and Amazon.com, and at Second Wind Fitness, Play It Again Sports, Advantis Nutrition and other stores nationwide from August 2006 to April 2011 for about $20 each. Consumers should call Harbinger for a replacement set at (800) 729-5954 Monday through Thursday between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST and Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. EST or e-mail the company.
- General Electric and Sharp Corp. recalled 90,600 GE Zoneline Air Conditioners and Heaters, most often used in apartment and commercial buildings, because an electrical part in the heater can fail; the companies have received four reports, including two fires. No one has been hurt, the CPSC said. The agency lists the model and serial numbers. Consumer should call GE for a repair at (866) 918-8771 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
- Sportime LLC recalled 600 Abilitations aDOORable swing bars because a welded eye hook on the bar can break, creating a falling hazard. The CPSC said the company had received three reports of children falling from the swings including two minor injuries. Included in the recall are the swing bars with the product number 1302341 printed on the metal bar. The swing bars were sold from January 2009 through March 2011 for about $60 each. Consumers should call the company for a refund at (888) 388-3224 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
- Bedford Laboratories recalled its Indomethacin for Injection, USP, 1mg Single Dose Vial NDC #55390-299-01, Lot 1948138 with an expiration date of September 2011 because they may contain particles of the active drug, the FDA said. The particles could cause an immune reaction in premature babies which are treated with the injection. Consumers can call the company at (800) 562-4797 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST or through e-mail.
- Atalanta Corp. recalled one 9-pound Royal Blue Stilton cheese wheel with the batch code of B038 because it could be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, the FDA said. The cheese was sold in Plymouth, Minn. So far, no one has reported getting sick from eating the cheese. The cheese is cut at retail from the bulk wheel and sold in random weight cuts. The retail labels could read "Product of England," "Keep Refrigerated," "Royal Blue Stilton" and "English Semi-Hard Cheese." This label is also has a small circular English flag in the upper left, the logo of the exporter "Coombe Castle International" in the upper center. Consumers can call the company at (908) 351-8000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
- American Regent recalled its Concentrated Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 23.4%, 30 mL Single Dose Vial, Lot #0362, with an expiration date of May 2012 because it contains particles in the solution used to treat electrolyte problems, the FDA said. Consumers can call the company at (877) 788-3232 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. EST.
- Quesos CentroAmericano Corp. recalled its Queso Fresco cheese sold in stores, delis and restaurants on Long Island, N.Y., because it could be contaminated with staphylococcus aureus, the FDA said. So far, no one has reported getting sick from eating the cheese, which has a plant number of 36-9845 and lot code of 05/31/11 on a label on the bottom of its five-pound package. Consumers should return the cheese to the store, the FDA said.
- Big B Distributors Inc. recalled 5,160 pounds of burgoo soup because it is misbranded and contains a milk protein in the spice blend that wasn't listed on the product label, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. Included in the recall are 16-ounce and 32-ounce jars of Moonlite Bar-B-Q Burgoo Soup shipped to a distribution center in Kentucky. The USDA lists the case codes printed on the lid of each jar. The agency said so far no one has reported getting sick from eating the soup. Consumers can call the company at (812) 425-5235, ext. 115.
- Kim Son Food Co. recalled 84,000 pounds of cook beef and pork meatballs because they could contain wheat not listed on the label, the USDA said. Included in the recall are 12-ounce and five-pound packages of Kim So'n Cooked Beef Meat Balls with Chicken & Anchovy Flavored Fish Sauce Added; Kim So'n Cooked Pork Meat Ball Anchovy Flavored Fish Sauce Added; and Kim So'n Cooked Beef & Tendon Meat Balls with Chicken & Anchovy Flavored Fish Sauce Added. Each package has the package code 34311-16012. The meatballs were sold in stores and served in restaurants in the San Francisco Bay area of California, and in Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington. The USDA said so far no one has reported getting sick from eating the meatballs. Consumers can call the company at (510) 535-6888.