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April 2007 Archives

Peppercorns may be contaminated with salmonella, food watchdog says

Consumers are being told to avoid eating Whole Black Pepper and Mixed Peppercorn products manufactured by Golden Boy Foods Inc. because they may be contaminated with salmonella.

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Oil-filled electric heaters pose fire hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 300,000 Holmes oil-filled electric heaters because a poor electrical connection inside the heater can overheat, causing fire and burn hazards.

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Alta., B.C. sandwiches have undisclosed contents

e Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled 16 kinds of sandwiches sold in Alberta and British Columbia because they contain egg, milk and soy that are not declared on the label.

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Fire threat for Acer computer batteries

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 27,000 notebook computer batteries made by Sony.

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Coby boom boxes pose fire hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 13,800 Coby USB/MP3/CD boom boxes because they may overheat and could catch fire.

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Disney Store sleepwear withdrawn for burn hazard

Disney is recalling its Baby Einstein Caterpillar and Baby Einstein Duck pajamas because they failed to meet children's flammability standards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Children's jewelry pulled for lead poisoning danger

About 900,000 children's bracelets and necklaces are being pulled from the marketplace because they contain unsafe levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Safety Product Commission said Tuesday.

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Children's hooded sweatshirts recalled for strangulation hazard

The U.S. Consumer Safety Product Commission on Tuesday announced a recall of 1,200 hooded sweatshirts because they pose a strangulation danger to children.

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Pool ladders recalled for fall hazard

About 34,000 above-ground pool ladders are being recalled because they pose a fall danger to users.

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Unauthorized health products could cause serious side effects

Health Canada is warning consumers to avoid taking three treatments that have not been authorized for sale in the marketplace.

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Flat panel television bracket recalled from marketplace

About 9,900 flat panel television tilt-mount bracket sets are being recalled because they pose a safety hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Ford recalls 500,000 Escape SUVs for corroded brake connectors

Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 500,000 Ford Escape sport utility vehicles for engine fire problems related to faulty wiring in the anti-lock brake connectors.

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Children's wooden puzzle recalled for choking danger

About 78,500 wooden puzzles are being pulled from the marketplace because they pose a choking hazard to young children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Wal-Mart Easter baskets recalled for choking hazard

Wal-Mart is recalling about 8,500 Disney Princesses Easter Baskets, the U.S. Consumer Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Chanukah Oil Candles recalled for fire, burn danger

Aviv Judaica is recalling about 9,000 Chanukah Oil Candles because they could burn uncontrollably and leak hot oil, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Safety warning issued for Craftsman circular saw

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday issued a recall of about 308,000 Craftsman Circular Saws because they pose a laceration danger to users.

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Sandwiches recalled from marketplace

Hygaard Fine Foods Ltd. on Thursday issued a national recall of its sandwich products which failed to list egg and soy proteins on its labels.

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Oral spray recalled for contamination danger

Health Canada on Thursday warned consumers that certain lots of Salivart Oral Moisturizer are being recalled because they may be tainted with mould or yeast.

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Dolls pulled for choking hazard

About 3,500 Lovely Baby and Happy Baby dolls are being withdrawn from the marketplace because they contain small parts that could pose a choking danger for young children.

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Target recalls children's activity cart for choking danger

Target is recalling about 18,500 activity carts because they pose a choking danger, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Gas boilers recalled in Canada for CO2 poisoning risk

Over 3,000 gas boilers are being recalled in Canada because they pose a potential carbon dioxide poisoning danger, the safety agency CSA International said Tuesday.

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Key chains recalled for lead poisoning hazard

Dollar General Merchandising is recalling about 396,000 metal key chains because they contain high levels of lead.
The recall includes key chains with a dangling sandal, charms or a letter.

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Children's bracelets pulled for lead poisoning danger

About four million children's bracelets are being recalled because they contain unsafe levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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