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February 2007 Archives

Improperly welded bicycles recalled for fall hazard

Mirraco Bicycles is recalling about 11,000 bicycles because they were improperly welded and could cause the user to lose control and fall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.

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Sportcraft pulls Bounce Houses for injury hazard

Sportcraft is recalling about 2,600 inflatable Bounce Houses because they pose an injury risk to users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says.

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VW recalls nearly 800,000 vehicles for faulty switch

Volkswagen of America Inc. said Monday it will recall 790,000 vehicles in Canada and the United States because of problems with the brake light switch.

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Children's rings recalled for lead poisoning hazard

About 115,000 Claudi Jublot rings are being recalled because they contain high levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

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Children's jewelry pulled for lead poisoning hazard

Children's necklace and earring sets sold at Kmarts in the U.S. are being recalled because they have been found to contain high levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

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Potentially habit-forming herbal sleep aid recalled

Health Canada issued an advisory Friday warning consumers against taking an herbal sleep aid because it could be habit-forming.

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Ontario consumers warned against Dole cantaloupes

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to eat Dole Brand cantaloupes because they could be contaminated with salmonella.

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M&A Global Technologies pulls gel candles

M&A Global Technologies is recalling about 1,700 gel candles whose flames can reach excessive and dangerous heights, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Best Buy recalls DVD player remote controls

Best Buy Co. is recalling about 10,000 remote controls used with Insignia DVD players because they can overheat and pose a burn danger to users.

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Sake warmers withdrawn because of burn danger

About 2,000 sake warmers, distributed by Tap Machine Inc., are being recalled because they can spray hot sake during use.

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CFIA issues salami recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to consume certain kinds of Siena brand salami because the meat may be contaminated with salmonella.

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Frozen crème brûlée linked to toxin

Frozen slabs of crème brûlée may have poisoned nearly 190 people, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has warned.

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Cake mix recalled for undeclared milk protein

Great Value brand white cake mix is being recalled from the marketplace because it contains milk protein which was not declared on its label, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced.

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Currey & Company lamps recalled for fire hazard

About 2,600 Currey & Company table and floor lamps are being recalled because they could short circuit and cause a fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.

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Salmonella in Dole cantaloupes prompts recall in Quebec, U.S.

The Dole Fresh Fruit Company has recalled several thousand cartons of imported cantaloupes distributed in the eastern United States and Quebec after the fruit tested positive for salmonella.

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Canadian watchdog warns consumers about recalled baby food

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is alerting consumers to a U.S. recall of organic baby food, saying some Canadians may have purchased the product through online retailers.

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Blade problem prompts blender recall

Anglo Canadian HWI has recalled 6,600 units of a model of its Breville Moda blender because the blade assembly may come loose.

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Rice crackers contain undeclared peanuts

People with peanut allergies should avoid Cheese Nori Senbei rice crackers because they contain peanuts, which are not declared on the label.

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'Laugh and learn' bunnies pose choking hazard

Fisher-Price has recalled more than 28,000 "laugh and learn" bunny toys sold in Canada because the pompom noses could come off and pose a choking hazard to small children.

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Septic pumps recalled for shock threat

Consumers should immediately stop using Zoeller-brand septic pumps with 20-foot (6.1-metre) black cords, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Hooded sweatshirts, windbreakers recalled for strangulation danger

About 20,000 hooded sweatshirts and windbreakers are being recalled because their drawstrings are potentially dangerous to children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Children's jackets recalled for lead poisoning danger

About 8,000 boy's Samara Brothers jackets are being recalled from the marketplace because they pose a lead poisoning hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Battery packs for toys recalled for fire hazard

JAKKS brand battery packs are being recalled from the marketplace because they pose a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Lotte brand confectionary recall expanded

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has updated an allergy alert issued Feb. 5, saying Lotte brand confectionary products were distributed more widely than previously thought.

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Inspect cans of baby formula, watchdog warns after tampering found

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has warned people to inspect cans of powdered infant formula after two cans were found to be tampered with at a Zellers store in Saskatoon.

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Toddler pants set recalled from marketplace

G & W Industries is recalling about 1,800 toddler pants sets because a zipper pull can detach, putting children in danger of a choking, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Bella Cucina pressure cookers recalled for burn hazard

About 8,300 Bella Cucina brand low-pressure cookers are being recalled because they can expel hot food, causing injury, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Children's jewelry recalled for unsafe lead levels

About 280,000 Rachael Rose Kidz rings and 86,400 Ultra Gear bracelets are being separately recalled from the marketplace because they contain unsafe levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.

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Conair recalls curling irons for shock, electrocution dangers

Conair is recalling about 322,000 curling irons because they could shock or electrocute users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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L.L. Bean recalls infant booties from marketplace

Clothing retailer L.L. Bean is recalling about 4,400 faux shearling infant booties, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.

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Lotte brand confectionary products recalled

Lotte brand confectionary products are being recalled from the marketplace, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced.

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Hasbro recalls 985,000 Easy-Bake Ovens

Hasbro is recalling about 985,000 Easy-Bake Ovens because children can catch their hands in the oven's opening, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Tuesday.

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Unauthorized herbal supplements could cause serious side effects

Health Canada is warning consumers that certain unauthorized herbal supplements used to treat erectile dysfunction could trigger serious health problems.

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'Bright Ideas' light bulbs faked CSA certification, recalled

A Toronto-area importer is recalling its Bright Ideas light bulbs, after tests showed they can create temperatures exceeding allowable limits. The bulbs could potentially overheat light fixtures and pose a fire risk.

The bulbs were imported from China and have counterfeit CSA International trademarks. A genuine CSA label means that a product has been tested by CSA International and has met or exceeded certain standards.

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Ikea recalls vase with faulty base

Ikea is recalling its Parodi-style glass vases after it received reports that the bases of some vases broke off for no apparent reason while they were being lifted.

The retailer has received seven complaints worldwide of customers who suffered cuts when the vases broke. Five of those cases needed hospital care.

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Fire hazard leads to Maytag dishwasher recall

Maytag Corp. is recalling about 201,540 dishwashers sold in Canada between July 1997 and June 2001 because of a fault that could lead to a fire.

It's part of a recall of approximately 2.3 million dishwashers sold across North America.

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