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September 2007 Archives

Model rockets withdrawn for safety hazard

Colorado-based Estes-Cox Corp. is recalling about 80,000 X-15 Flying Model Rockets because parts on the toy may separate, causing it to fall suddenly, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission said Friday.

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Pottery Barn recalls about 21,000 doll strollers for safety hazard

Pottery Barn is recalling about 21,000 doll strollers because children's fingers can become caught in clips and hinges on the toys, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

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27,000 Thomas & Friends toys added to recall in Canada

Thousands of Thomas & Friends toys that were sold in Canada have been added to an extensive recall due to high lead levels, Health Canada said Thursday.

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Infant death prompts recall of 425,000 play yards

Chicago-based Kolcraft Enterprises is recalling about 425,000 play yards, including 1,008 in Canada, following the death of a 10-month-old infant, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Children's toys recalled for unsafe lead levels

More children's toys manufactured in China are being recalled because they contain unsafe levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.

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Coriander powder recalled for salmonella contamination

Canada's food watchdog is warning consumers that Niru brand coriander powder distributed in Ontario is being recalled because it may be tainted with salmonella.

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Swing sets withdrawn for fall hazard

Wisconsin-based BCI Burke Company LLC is recalling about 670 swing sets and urging consumers with the affected models to call the company for a repair kit, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Health Canada issues warning for 5 unauthorized sexual-enhancement products

Health Canada is warning consumers against using five unauthorized sexual-enhancement products, saying they could pose serious health risks.

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Infant deaths prompt U.S. recall of 1M cribs

Pennsylvania-based Simplicity is recalling about one million cribs in the U.S., following two infant deaths and multiple safety incidents, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

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Contaminated ham recalled in Quebec: CFIA

Canada's food watchdog is warning consumers that a brand of chopped ham sold in Quebec may be contaminated with the bacterium listeria monocytogenes.

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Recreational Equipment Inc. recalls children's trailer bicycles

About 5,200 Novara Afterburner trailer bicycles are being withdrawn because they pose a fall hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Dole lettuce salad recalled over E. coli fears

Canadians should not eat Dole's Heart Delight lettuce salad because of fears of E. coli contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said.

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Bamboo shoots with sulphites recalled in B.C.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with allergies to sulphites not to eat a certain brand of bamboo shoots sold in British Columbia.

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Iced-tea makers recalled over fire hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a voluntary recall of iced-tea makers on Thursday because they pose a fire hazard.

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Hong Kong sexual dysfunction product advisory

Health Canada is warning consumers not to use a sexual dysfunction treatment sold in Hong Kong.

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Sears warns about car seats

Sears Canada says certain childrens car seats are potentially dangerous because the centre-front adjuster strap could loosen, which might reduce the effectiveness of the seat in a crash.

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Mattel recalls toys for high levels of lead

Toymaker Mattel on Tuesday issued a global recall of 844,000 toys, including about 25,500 in Canada, because they contain excessive levels of lead.

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NettoCollection recalls cribs for strangulation, entrapment dangers

New York-based NettoCollection is recalling about 400 of its cribs because pieces can separate from the side rails, creating a hazard of entrapment and strangulation for young children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Bunk beds recalled for risk of collapse

About 500 Jubee Bunk Beds with faulty wooden supports are being recalled because they may collapse, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Recalled pencils contain lead in coating

Thousands of pencil sets sold in Canada have been recalled because the coating contains too much lead, Health Canada said Saturday.

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Defective strap prompts car seat recall by Transport Canada

Transport Canada has issued a recall on three brands of car seats after concluding a defective strap can loosen and endanger children during an accident.

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Hockey gear recalled for failing to meet safety standards

Consumers are being warned not to use WJD Pro goaltender helmets and Cat Eye face protectors because they fail to meet safety standards, Health Canada warns.

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