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November 2006 Archives

Allergy alert: Undeclared almond in chocolate product

People with allergies to almond protein should not consume Swiss Delice Classique Noisettes brand milk chocolate with hazelnuts, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says.

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Chainsaws recalled for laceration hazard

About 76,000 Troy-Bilt and Craftsman brand chainsaws are being recalled because they may pose a laceration hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced.

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Canadians warned against Honey Baked ham, turkey products

Canadians are being warned not to eat cooked ham and turkey products from an Ohio-based company that could be contaminated with listeria.

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Skin-care product poses bacterial infection risk: Health Canada

An unauthorized product, Embrun de mer, contains high levels of harmful bacteria, Health Canada is warning consumers.

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Allergy alert: Undeclared almond in chocolate wafers

People with allergies to almonds should not consume Schär brand snack – gluten-free chocolate wafers with hazelnuts, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says.

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Donair beef cones recalled because of possible E. coli

Restaurants and establishments are being warned not to use or sell Athena Donair Distributors Ltd. Cones because of possible E. coli contamination.

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LED Christmas lights recalled in Ontario

Thousands of Christmas lights are being recalled in Ontario because of possible faulty wiring.

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Allergy warning issued over chocolate bars

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with allergies to peanut or almond proteins not to consume certain Café Tasse Noir Praliné chocolate bars.

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Volvo recalls 360,000 cars over speed-control problems

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ordered Volvo to recall about 360,000 cars because of a problem with vehicle speed controls that can cause engines to lose power without warning.

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Defects found in Sony digital cameras

Still reeling from an embarrassing global recall of its laptop computer batteries, Sony says it has found a defect in some of its popular Cyber-shot compact digital cameras.

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Birth control patch raises blood clot risk: Health Canada

Using the birth control patch Evra may increase the risk of developing blood clots in the legs and lungs, Health Canada warned Thursday.

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Contact lens solution recalled in U.S. for bacterial contamination

Advanced Medical Optics Inc. is recalling batches of its Complete MoisturePlus, multi-purpose contact lens solution and Active Packs because of a bacterial contamination threat.

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Pottery Barn recalls candles for fire hazard

Pottery barn is recalling about 68,000 Gourd candles because they pose a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

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4.4 million Polly Pocket toys recalled worldwide

Mattel Inc. is recalling 4.4 million Polly Pocket magnetic play sets after three children were treated in hospital with serious injuries after swallowing tiny magnets that fell off the toys, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Tuesday.

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Safeway recalls cantaloupes for salmonella risk

Safeway is recalling cantaloupes sold under the Llano and Nature's Partner brand names because of a salmonella danger, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced.

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Desk lamps sold at U.S. Office Depot recalled for shock hazard

About 6,800 desk lamps are being recalled because they pose a shock hazard to users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.

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Target recalls various toys for lead hazard

Target is recalling about 190,000 of its Kool Toyz children's products, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.

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Puzzle tables recalled for choking hazard

Target is recalling about 7,100 Play Wonder puzzle tables because they pose choking and laceration hazards to children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.

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Decorative snaps and clips recalled due to lead poisoning danger

Provo Craft is recalling about 76,000 decorative snaps and metal clips because they pose a lead poisoning hazard to users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.

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Chocolate-coated almonds added to Hershey recall

Hershey Canada is adding chocolate-coated almonds purchased in bulk at its factory store in Smiths Falls, Ont., to its list of recalled products.

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Replacement program announced for fire extinguishers

Ansul Incorporated has announced a voluntary replacement program for its K-Guard, Sentry and Flag Fire extinguishers because they may fail to operate, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.

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Hershey products pulled off Canadian shelves

Certain candy bars as well as chocolate chips for baking are among the products Hershey Canada is pulling off store shelves because of possible salmonella contamination.

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Micro helicopter toys pose burn risk

About 46,200 Helix Remote Control Micro helicopters are being recalled from the marketplace, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.

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Gund toys recalled for choking hazard

About 18,900 Baby Gund Woodles activity toys are being recalled because they pose a choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.

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11 million bottles of acetaminophen recalled

Perrigo Company is recalling 11 million bottles of its acetaminophen bottles after finding metal fragment contamination.

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Toy chests recalled for lead poisoning hazard

About 3,000 toy chests decorated with graphics from the animated film "Cars," are being recalled because they pose a lead poisoning hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.

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Sprinkler recalled for laceration hazard

About 2,600 Heartwood Creek turtle sprinklers are being recalled because they pose a laceration hazard to consumers.

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ATV Utility winch kits recalled for overheating

About 218,000 Warn ATV and utility vehicle winch kits are being recalled from the marketplace, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.

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DeWalt recalls framing and circular saws

DeWalt is recalling its framing and circular saws because they pose a laceration hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.

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Mitre saws recalled for laceration hazard

About 38,000 Wilton-brand mitre saws are being recalled from the marketplace because they pose a laceration hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.

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Meat products recalled after syringe discovery at Ont. plant

Maple Leaf Foods is recalling some of its ham and turkey products amid fears that they may have been tampered with at a southwestern Ontario meat packing plant.

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Allergy Alert: Undeclared egg in frankfurters

People with allergies to egg protein should not consume the product Corn-O-dog, a frankfurter on a stick, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says.

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Unauthorized sexual enhancement products pose health risks: Health Canada

Certain unauthorized natural health products marketed to treat erectile dysfunction contain undeclared pharmaceutical ingredients that should only be taken under medical supervision, Health Canada warns consumers.

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4 Natural health products put consumers' health at risk

Health Canada is warning consumers of four unauthorized natural health products that make unproven claims that could put users' health in jeopardy.

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Crab cakes recalled for botulism danger

Thrifty Foods is voluntarily recalling its Kitchen Crab Cakes because of a contamination danger, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says.

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Flashing pacifiers recalled from marketplace

About 237,000 flashing pacifiers are being recalled because they pose a choking, aspiration and strangulation hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.

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Toy keys recalled due to choking hazard

About 275,000 toy keys are being recalled because they pose a choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.

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Atico espresso makers recalled for burn hazards

Atico International is recalling about 54,000 espresso makers from the marketplace because they pose burn and impact injury hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.

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Halloween cape recalled due to fire danger

About 120,000 Halloween capes are being recalled because they pose a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.

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