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July 2007 Archives

Sesame seed salmonella warning expanded

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is expanding its warning to consumers not to eat certain prepackaged and bulk sesame seed products because they may be contaminated with salmonella.

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Consumers warned not to use Resolve stop smoking aid

Health Canada is advising consumers not to use the unauthorized smoking cessation product Resolve because it contains an unacceptable amount of an ingredient labelled as "Cestemenol-350."

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Toro electric blowers recalled due to projectile hazard

About 900,000 Toro Power Sweep Electric Blowers have been recalled due to the risk that they might hurl out bits of plastic, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says.

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Coldwater Creek recalls sweaters that could catch fire

About 3,500 sweaters from Idaho-based Coldwater Creek have been recalled because they can catch fire too easily, says the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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Pacifiers decorated with crystals recalled because of choking risk

About 1,000 pacifiers decorated with Swarovski crystals that were sold to consumers on Ebay in 2006 and 2007 are being recalled, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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Explosion risk prompts recall of remote control airplanes

About 21,000 Sky Rangers Park Flyer radio-controlled airplanes by Estes-Cox Corp. are being recalled because they could explode, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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Sauder Woodworking recalls TV stands

About 414,000 TV stands made by Sauder Woodworking Co. are being recalled because they could collapse, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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Pottery Barn Kids recalls crib bumpers

Pottery Barn Kids is voluntarily recalling about 31,000 Matelassé crib bumpers that are an entanglement hazard, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

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Flying parts prompt recall of Black & Decker trimmer

Black & Decker has voluntarily recalled a line of electric-powered trimmers after 58 consumers reported injuries from lacerations and cuts due to flying parts.

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Health Canada warns against Liviro3 sex-enhancement drug

Health Canada has issued an advisory warning people not to buy or use the sexual-enhancement drug Liviro3, due to possible health side-effects.

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Chili recalled over botulism concerns

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume two kinds of chili because of possible botulism contamination.

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Health Canada warns against using sexual enhancement supplement

Health Canada is warning consumers not to use Zencore Tabs because the dietary supplement for sexual enhancement contains an undeclared pharmaceutical ingredient similar to the drug tadalafil.

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Yotrio recalls its faulty lounge chairs

Yotrio International LLC is voluntarily recalling its lounge chairs because they can collapse and hurt users.

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Stop using certain Tuhoe generators and water pumps, CSA advises

Consumers are being advised to stop using certain Tuhoe-brand gas-powered generators and water pumps because they don't meet industry standards and may be shock or fire hazards, CSA International said Friday.

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Black & Decker recalls trimmers after users lacerated

Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. is voluntarily recalling 202,000 trimmers because their strings may lacerate users when in operation.

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Coffee makers withdrawn from marketplace

Florida-based Atico International USA Inc. is withdrawing about 392,000 coffeemakers because they may catch fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Playskool sippy cups withdrawn for choking hazard

About 84,000 Playskool sippy cups are being recalled because children can chew through the plastic spouts, presenting a choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

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1M Easy-Bake Ovens recalled for burns, amputation dangers

Hasbro has issued a voluntary recall of about one million Easy-Bake Ovens because the toys pose an amputation and burn danger to children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Soldier Bear toy sets recalled for unsafe lead levels

About 13,000 Soldier Bear toy sets are being withdrawn because they pose a lead poisoning danger to young children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Cinnamon candles pulled for fire hazard

Consumers are being warned that Vance Kitira spice candles sold in the U.S. are being recalled because cinnamon sticks on the products may unintentionally ignite, creating a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Brake cylinder recalled from marketplace

About 200 brake cylinders on off-road motorcycles are being withdrawn because they may fail when cracked, putting the driver at risk of injury or death, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Health alerts issued for unauthorized foreign products

Health Canada has issued a series of foreign product alerts, warning consumers not to take the unauthorized products for fear of possible side effects.

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Children's earrings sold in Florida recalled for unsafe lead levels

About 220 Sleeping Beauty Crown and Cinderella Star earring sets are being recalled because they contain high levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Combination tire inflator, hand pumps recalled

About 55,000 combination tire inflator and hand pumps are being withdrawn from the marketplace because they may shatter under pressure, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Flashlights, counterfeit batteries pulled for fire hazard

Utah-based Sportsman's Warehouse is recalling about 4,400 flashlights and batteries, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Payless ShoeSource recalls toddler clogs

About 3,000 pairs of clogs for toddlers are being withdrawn in Canada because small plastic rivets on the straps can come loose, presenting a choking hazard, Payless ShoeSource said Tuesday.

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Alert issued for sesame seeds sold in bulk

People should not eat certain sesame seeds sold in bulk in some stores in Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia because they may be contaminated with salmonella, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has warned.

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Gerber Products Co. recalls baby cereals in U.S., Puerto Rico, Caribbean

Gerber Products Co. on Friday announced it was withdrawing its organic rice and organic oatmeal baby cereals because they could pose a choking hazard.

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Recall expanded for sesame seeds sold in Quebec and Ontario

Canada's food watchdog has issued an expanded recall with more product and distribution information involving sesame seeds possibly contaminated with salmonella.

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Hockey face masks recalled after failing safety tests

Montreal's Sport Maska Inc. is recalling more than 1,300 hockey face masks in Canada and the United States after the equipment failed to pass quality control tests.

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Cooking torches recalled for fire hazard

California-based Meyer Corporation is recalling about 4,400 BonJour Professional Culinary Torches for a fuel leak problem, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Canada's food watchdog, grocery chain update ground beef alert

Canada's food watchdog and Canada Safeway have released more information in the recall of certain fresh and frozen ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli.

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Power tool batteries recalled for laceration hazard

About one million battery packs used with power tools are being withdrawn from the marketplace because they pose a laceration hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Volkswagen recalls Jettas across Canada, U.S.

Volkswagen AG has issued a recall for nearly 64,000 Jettas across North America, including 3,000 in Canada, due to a threat of fuel leaks and fires.

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Food agency issues ground beef E. coli warning

Officials are warning people not to eat a number of fresh and frozen ground beef products sold at Canada Safeway and independent grocery stores because they may be contaminated with a potentially deadly strain of E. coli bacteria.

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Children's metal jewelry recalled over lead poisoning hazard

About 20,000 Essentials for Kids jewelry sets, imported by Future Industries, have been recalled because they contain high levels of lead, which is toxic.

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Magnetic building sets recalled after serious injury

Kipp Brothers has recalled about 800 Mag Stix Magnetic Building sets after a serious intestinal injury was reported.

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Undeclared tree nuts in super surprise candy bags

G. Woudenberg Wholesale Ltd. is warning people with allergies to tree nuts not to eat the contents of its super surprise candy bags. The foil-wrapped chocolate included in the bags may contain nuts, which are not declared on the label.

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Hammock stands are fall hazard


Hammock frames imported by Algoma Net Co. and manufactured by Danlong Industries Ltd. are being recalled after 28 reports of breaking foot brackets, which can cause users to fall to the ground.

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Toy castles pose choking risk

Infantino LLC is voluntarily recalling about 68,000 Shape Sorting toy castles because of a potential choking hazard. The company is telling parents to take the toy away from young children immediately.

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Company recalls more snack food over salmonella fears

Robert's American Gourmet Inc. recalled its Super Veggie Tings Crunchy Corn Sticks snack food as a precautionary measure after the Canada Food Inspection Agency's warning last week about another of the company's products.

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Baby cribs pose risk to children

B.C.-based Jysk Linen 'n Furniture is recalling 90 baby cribs for weak frames that pose a risk of entrapping small children.

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