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December 2006 Archives

Safety Advisory: Halloween lights pose fire hazard

Halloween light bulbs sold by Encore Sales pose a potential fire hazard, the safety agency CSA International said Thursday.

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Certain Moffat microwaves recalled for defective wiring

About 1,650 Moffat microwaves are being recalled, manufacturer Mabe Canada Inc. has announced.

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2,000 desk lamps recalled for overheating hazard

About 2,000 halogen desk lamps are being pulled from the market because they may overheat and melt.

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Recall: Phil & Teds e3 Strollers recalled for safety hazard

About 14,300 Phil & Teds e3 strollers with double seats are being recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.

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Advisory: Suspected tampering in Maroc clementines

Hamilton public health officials have issued an advisory warning of a suspected food-tampering incident involving Maroc brand clementines.

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Advisory: Foul turkey found in Ottawa

An Ottawa resident found metal pins in a fresh turkey from Manitoba after cooking the bird, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said Friday.

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President's Choice pâté recalled from marketplace

People with allergies to egg proteins should not eat President's Choice brand pork and ham pâté, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Friday.

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Heat recovery ventilators recalled for fire hazard

Certain motors in heat recovery ventilators could pose a fire hazard, Ontario's safety authorities said Thursday.

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Réno-Dépôt LED lights recalled for shock, fire hazards

Quebec's Réno-Dépôt is recalling LED Christmas lights because they may shock the user or pose a fire hazard, says the safety certification group CSA International.

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Dewalt saws recalled for fire hazard

About 44,000 Dewalt DC305 reciprocating saws are being pulled from the marketplace, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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81,000 tools recalled for shock danger

Dewalt is recalling its DW660 cut-out tools because they could put users at risk of receiving a shock, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Baby feeding spoons recalled for choking danger

About 33,000 BabyBjörn feeding spoons are being recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Fruit slicer recalled for laceration hazard

About 207,000 Farberware fruit-slicer-and-corer products are being recalled because they might cut users' hands and fingers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says.

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Wal-Mart Canada recalls Noah's Ark play set

Wal-Mart Canada is recalling a Noah's Ark play set because toddlers could choke on the toy's small plastic parts, the company says.

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Wal-Mart recalls Christmas mug sets

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has recalled more than 70,000 Christmas mug gift sets, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on Tuesday.

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Allergy Alert: Undeclared nuts in Café Tasse chocolate bars

People with allergies to almonds, hazelnut or peanut proteins should not eat certain Café Tasse chocolate bars, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says.

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Allergy alert: Undeclared hazelnut in chocolate bar

People with allergies to hazelnuts should not eat La Suissa brand Cioccolato Superiore Al Latte chocolate bars, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has warned.

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Remote-control helicopter toys recalled

About 1,600 remote-control helicopter toys are being recalled from the marketplace, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on Monday.

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Nintendo to replace 3.2 million Wii game controller straps

Nintendo said Friday it will replace 3.2 million straps for its popular Wii computer game controllers after receiving numerous reports that the device flew out of the hands of players.

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Warning issued on imported honey

Certain imported honey products may contain an unauthorized antibiotic, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency warned Friday.

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Wal-Mart recalls stuffed animals for choking hazard

Wal-Mart is recalling its stuffed Christmas beagles because children could choke on pompoms that could come loose from the toy, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety commission said Thursday.

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Macy's recalls infant coveralls for choking hazard

Macy's is recalling about 500 of its infant coveralls because children could choke on the detachable snaps, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday.

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Clarion recalls batteries for burn and fire hazards

Clarion Corporation of America is recalling about 2,500 of the batteries used in its navigation and entertainment systems, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday.

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Hobby Lobby stores recall 2.3 million Christmas lights

About 2.3 million Christmas lights are being recalled because they could pose a fire hazard or shock a user, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Powerpuff Girls necklaces recalled for lead poisoning hazard

About 48,000 children's Powerpuff Girls necklaces are being recalled because they contain high levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.

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Lemonade jars recalled for lead exposure danger

About 6,600 Gemco lemonade jars are being recalled because they could cause lead poisoning, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.

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Bell rattles recalled for choking hazard

About 5,500 Brio bell rattles are being recalled because they could cause children to choke, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.

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Children's necklaces recalled for lead hazard

About 29,000 children's butterfly necklaces are being recalled because they contain high levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.

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Children's boots recalled for choking hazard

About 6,500 children's boots are being recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.

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Warning issued over herbal sleep supplement

Consumers are being warned that an herbal sleep supplement can be habit-forming, Health Canada said Wednesday.

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Update: Recalled spinach was also distributed in Ont., Que., as well as Atlantic provinces

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency on Wednesday updated an earlier recall of Queen Victoria brand spinach, which may be contaminated with salmonella.

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Unauthorized weight-loss product could trigger serious side-effects: Health Canada

Consumers should avoid taking the weight-loss products Slim and Detox Peptide as they can cause serious health problems, Health Canada warned on Monday.

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Liberty Mountain recalls climbing harnesses for fall hazard

About 5,900 climbing harnesses are being recalled because they could cause people to fall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Emerson recalls ceiling fans for injury hazard

About 4,000 fans made by Emerson Electric Co. are being recalled because they may cause injuries, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Malchita brand cantaloupes may contain salmonella

Consumers should avoid Malchita brand cantaloupes because of a possible salmonella threat, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has advised.

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Health hazard alert: Undeclared almond in Café Tasse brand chocolate bar

People with allergies to almond protein should not eat Café Tasse brand Lait Café chocolate bars, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has warned.

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Health hazard alert: Undeclared almond in Co-op Gold brand chocolate products

People with allergies to almond protein should not eat Co-op Gold brand Swiss chocolate products, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has warned.

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Geissberger cider recalled for lead contamination threat

Geissberger Cider Mill is recalling some of its pasteurized apple cider products because of a possible lead contamination threat, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has advised.

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CFIA issues warning of possible contaminated spinach

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to eat an American brand of fresh spinach that may contain salmonella bacteria.

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Health hazard alert: Schar brand wafers and biscotti

People with almond, peanut or hazelnut allergies should not eat Schar brand wafers and biscotti products, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has advised.

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GAMO USA recalls air rifles for injury hazard

GAMO USA Corp is recalling about 14,000 air rifles from the marketplace because they can unexpectedly fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.

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Children's necklaces recalled for lead poisoning hazard

About 51,500 necklaces are being recalled because they pose a lead poisoning hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.

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Saroli brand olives recalled in Ont. for botulism threat

Consumers should avoid Saroli brand Green Bella di Cerignola olives because of a botulism threat, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says.

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Parka jackets recalled for strangulation hazard

Silla America Inc. is recalling about 180 children's parka jackets with drawstrings because they pose a strangulation hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.

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Ultrex pressure Cookers recalled for burn hazard

About 1,450 Ultrex-brand pressure cookers are being recalled because they pose a burn hazard to users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says.

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Chocolate wafer recall update

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has updated its recall of Schar brand gluten-free chocolate wafers with hazelnuts, warning that the product failed to list peanut protein in addition to almond protein on its label.

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