Recall Roundup: Baby Sandals, Salad Blend, Strollers and More
byJun 24th 2011 1:45PM
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 recalled 51,700 pairs of Circo Aloma Infant Girls Sandals because the decorative plastic flowers can detach, creating a choking hazard, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Target has received eight reports of the flowers popping off, but so far, no one has been hurt. The recalled infant girls sandals are white with decorative plastic flowers attached to the toes and sides. The sandals were sold under the style name "Aloma" in infant girls' sizes 2 through 5. "Circo" is printed on the inside and bottom of the shoe. Consumers should return them to any Target store for a refund. Call Target at (800) 440-0680 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. EST.
- Dole Fresh Vegetables recalled 2,880 cases of Dole Italian Blend salad and another 442 cases of Kroger Fresh Selections Italian Style Blend salad from 15 states and Canada after a sample tested positive for listeria monocytogenes contamination.
- Britax Child Safety Inc. recalled 20,800 B-Nimble Strollers because the brake may not fully engage; the company has received seven reports of brakes not being fully engaged. No one has been hurt, however, the CPSC said. The recall involves B-Nimble umbrella strollers manufactured on or after August 1, 2010. Strollers included in the recall have model numbers U311771, U311773, U311775 and U311780. The date of manufacture labels and model numbers can be found on the lower frame/tube on either the left or the right side. The strollers were sold in a variety of colors, including black and silver, "Cowmooflage" (black and white), green, and red. Consumers should call the company for a replacement stroller at (888) 427-4829 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
- American Honda Motor Co. recalled 2,500 Portable Generator Batteries because the hazard labels are printed in Japanese instead of English, the CPSC said. Only portable generator model numbers EM4000SX, EM5000SXK3 and EM6500SXK2 with hazard labels printed in Japanese are affected. The word "Honda" and the model numbers are on the side of the generator. The battery is located above the wheel. The model number and serial numbers are located on the generator frame. The CPSC lists the serial numbers in the recall. The company is contacting consumers to give them the correct label. Call American Honda at (888) 888-3139 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
- Napa Home & Garden recalled 460,000 bottles and jugs of Pourable NAPAfire and Firegel Gel Fuel because the gel fuel can ignite unexpectedly and splatter when it's poured into a firepot that's still burning if the consumer doesn't see the flame or isn't aware the firepot is burning, the CPSC said. There have been 37 reported incidents, including 23 consumers burned. The fuel was sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Shopko, Restoration Hardware, specialty and gift shops, furniture stores, and home and garden stores nationwide, as well as through Amazon.com, home and garden catalogs, and home decorators and landscape architects between December 2009 and June 2011 for between $5 and $78. Consumers should return the fuel to the store for a refund. Call the company at (888) 893-2323 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST.
- Gamma Sports recalled 2,000 Quick Kids Junior Tennis Racquets because the orange grip tape on the racket's handle contains high levels of lead, which could cause health issues if eaten, the CPSC said. No one has reported getting sick from the tape. Included in the recall are rackets with the lot number "F:3:10:08" stamped on the bottom of the racquet grip below the "G." Consumers should call Gamma for a replacement grip kit at (800) 333-0337 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
- Rugby Laboratories Inc. recalled about 898,000 bottles of Children's Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops because the package isn't child-resistant when an included dropper is attached to the bottle, the CPSC said. So far, no one has reported getting sick. The CPSC lists the lot numbers effected by the recall. Consumers should store the over-the-counter medicine with its original child-resistant cap out of reach of youngsters. To receive a free replacement dropper, call manufacturer Altaire Pharmaceuticals at (800) 258-2471 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST. Consumers can also call Rugby Laboratories at (800) 645-2158 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
- MTD Product Inc. recalled 14,500 TrimmerPlus Edger Attachments sold at Lowe's and other home improvement stores nationwide because its steel shaft can break and the edger blade detach, creating a laceration risk, said the CPSC. No one has reported being hurt. Included in the recall is the model 41AJLE-C092 LE720. Only serial numbers "1C##1DR####" through "1D##1DR####" are included in the recall. The serial number and "MTD" are printed on white labels on the edger's pole. Consumers should call MTD for a replacement at (888) 848-6038 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
- Christmas Tree Shops recalled 35,000 Animated Safari and Aquarium Lamps because the wiring can cause an electrical short, creating a fire risk and a shock hazard, the CPSC said. The company has received three reports of the lamps sparking. Included in the recall are Safari- and Aquarium-themed lamps with UPC numbers 000015556905, 000015618955, 000015821591 and 000015821607 printed on the price label on the cardboard packaging. The lamps are silver and feature rotating films with aquatic and safari scenes. Consumers should return the lamps to the store for a refund. Call the company at (888) 287-3232 for more information.
- TGF Production LLC recalled its Herring Fish in Salt Water because it may be contaminated with clostridium botulinum spores, which could cause potentially fatal food poisoning, the FDA said. The recalled Herring Fish in Salt Water comes in a 1.300g (2.86lb) round plastic container with the code number 20.02.11 PVI44AMIC2. It is a product of Russia but was sold nationwide in the United States. So far, no one has reported getting sick from eating the fish. Consumers should return the fish to the store. Call the company at (646) 546-5847.
- Ken's Foods Inc. recalled some of its Publix Caesar Salad Dressing because it may contain fish, gluten and soy not listed on the 16-ounce bottle labels, the FDA said. So far, no one has reported getting sick from eating the dressing. Included in the recall are bottles with an expiration date of 31MAR12 and a UPC number of 4141500730. The dressing was sold in Publix stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. Consumers can return the dressing for a refund. Call the company at (800) 242-1227 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
- Earth Fare recalled its Earth Fare Spicy Bean Burger sold only at its store in Akron, Ohio, because they may be contaminated with salmonella, the FDA said. The burgers have the UPC number 8-78602-00518 and lot codes numbers of either 05311 or 06711. So far, no one has reported getting sick from eating the burgers. Consumers can return them to the store for a refund. Call the company at (828) 281-4800, ext. 180, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
- Johnson and Johnson's Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. recalled one lot of Risperdal 3mg tablets and one lot of risperdone 2mg tablets after two consumers complained of a foul odor emanating from the medicine, which is used to treat certain cases of autism, bipolar mania and schizophrenia, the FDA said. The company said the odor was from wooden pallets used to store the medicine. About 16,000 bottles of Risperdal and 24,000 bottles of risperidone are included in the recall. The FDA lists the codes for the recalled medicine. Consumers can call the company's recall line at (800) 634-8977 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
- Chicago Boxed Beef Distributors Inc. recalled 3,200 pounds of raw and ready-to-eat sausage products because the products were not handled properly and the raw meat could have contaminated the cooked products, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said. Included in the recall are 3.6-pound boxes of Sausage Links & Cooked Sausage Patties, with each box containing two unlabeled packages. The products were sold door to door in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, South Carolina and Texas. So far, no one has reported getting sick from eating the sausage. Call the company at (815) 729-4567.
- Chef One recalled 36 pounds of pork egg rolls because they contain soy, milk and egg not listed on the labels, the USDA said. Included in the recall are nine-pound boxes of Chef One Pork Egg Rolls with 50 egg rolls per box and the packaging code 261505103. The eggrolls were shipped to a distribution center in Brooklyn, N.Y. A retail list wasn't available. So far, no one has reported getting sick from eating the eggrolls. Call the company at (718) 368-6868.