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November 2007 Archives

American Greetings pulls confetti bags for high lead content

Cleveland-based American Greetings Corp. is recalling DesignWare Confetti Bursts because they contain unsafe levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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WMH Tool Group recalls miter saws for laceration danger

About 7,100 sliding miter saws manufactured by WMH Tool Group are being pulled because they pose a serious laceration danger, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Tuesday.

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Meijer firepits recalled for fire hazard

Michigan-based Meijer Inc. is recalling about 6,000 Grand Gourmet Firepits because the legs can bend or break, causing the firepit to turn over, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Power Bolt pitchbacks recalled for laceration danger

About 57,000 Power Bolt pitchbacks sold through Dick's Sporting Goods stores in the U.S. are being recalled because they pose a laceration hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Bon-Ton recalls children's hooded sweatshirts for strangulation danger

Pennsylvania-based Bon-Ton is recalling about 3,240 hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings because they pose a strangulation hazard to children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Reeves International pulls holiday ornaments for unsafe lead levels

Reeves International, based in Pequannock, N.J., is recalling about 36,000 ornaments because they exceed U.S. lead paint limits, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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125,000 Lazy Lounger chairs and recliners recalled

Pittsburgh-based Dick's Sporting Goods is recalling about 125,000 lounge chairs and recliners because they may collapse, creating a safety hazard to users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Rum recalled after glass found in some bottles

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario has recalled Old Monk Rum after finding glass particles in some bottles.

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Nissan recalling Altima and Sentra cars over sensor problems

Nissan is recalling 686,500 Altima and Sentra passenger cars to fix problems with a sensor that could lead to engine stalling.

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E. coli warning for frozen beef burgers

Consumers are being warned not to eat frozen beef burgers distributed by Mississauga-based Cardinal Meat Specialists because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.

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Hydra electric boilers recalled for malfunction, overheating problems

About 1,722 Hydra electric boilers are being recalled because they may pose a fire hazard, the manufacturer International Comfort and CSA International said Friday.

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Piggy banks recalled for unsafe lead levels

About 500 frog-shaped piggy banks sold in Canada are being recalled because they contain excessive levels of lead, Health Canada said Wednesday.

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Baja ATVs recalled for injury risk

About 16,000 Baja ATVs are being recalled in the U.S. because they lack tire pressure gauges and flagpole mounting brackets, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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L.L. Bean snow and sand castle kits pulled from store shelves

About 800 Snow and Sand Castle Kits sold through L.L. Bean stores in the U.S. are being pulled because pieces may crack, exposing sharp edges, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Metalux fluorescent shop lights recalled for electrical shock danger

Texas-based Cooper Lighting Inc. is recalling about 274,000 Metalux fluorescent shop lights because they may pose an electrical shock hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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54,000 Visual Presenters recalled for fire hazard

New York-based ELMO USA Corp. is withdrawing about 54,000 visual presenters that have been found to overheat, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Tortilla chips with undeclared milk sold across Canada: CFIA

Mexi-Snax All Natural Pico de Gallo Tortilla Chips that contained undeclared milk were distributed across Canada and not just in Quebec, as was originally believed, the country's food watchdog said Monday.

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Hobby Lobby Halloween baskets recalled due to excess lead

Consumers are urged to stop using Halloween-themed baskets sold by Hobby Lobby in the United States because of excessive levels of lead in the paint.

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High lead levels found in children's umbrella

Parents are being urged to return a children's umbrella because it contains lead in excess of allowable limits under the Canadian Hazardous Products Act.

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Children's storage rack recalled after baby death

Jetmax International Ltd. is recalling about 36,000 boy's and girl's storage racks with canvas totes after an eight-month-old boy died when he pulled on the storage rack and the top rail landed on the infant's neck, a U.S. government safety group says.

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Birch bark wrapped candles recalled due to fire hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday a voluntary recall of birch bark wrapped candles imported by Gate Five Group LLC, d.b.a. Roost, of California.

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Undeclared milk in Mexi-Snax tortilla chips

People with allergies to milk proteins are being warned not to eat certain Mexi-Snax All Natural Pico de Gallo Tortilla Chips because they may contain undeclared milk.

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Certain tortilla products may cause illness

Consumers are being warned not to eat certain Del Rey tortilla products because they may cause illness.

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Contaminated beef health alert expanded

Consumers are being warned not to eat various beef products from Ranchers Beef Ltd. in Balzac, Alta., because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.

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Caterpillar fungus tonic could contain microbes

Health Canada is telling people not to consume certain batches of Royal Medic No.1 Chinese Caterpillar Fungus, which could be contaminated with microbes.

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Les Fumet Sylvestre duck products recalled in Quebec

Canada's food watchdog says certain Les Fumet Sylvestre dried and smoked duck products may be tainted with bacterium listeria monocytogenes.

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Beef recall expanded to include Edmonton, Canora stores

Two more stores have been added to an earlier recall of Ranchers Beef products for E. coli contamination fears, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Tuesday.

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Nike football helmet chinstraps withdrawn for safety hazard

Nike is recalling about 235,000 football helmet chinstraps because they may break and fail to protect the user from head injuries, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Iceberg Enterprises recalls folding chairs for fall hazard

Illinois-based Iceberg Enterprises is recalling about 75,000 plastic folding chairs after receiving 15 reports of chairs collapsing during use, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Children's sunglasses recalled for unsafe lead levels

About 51,000 children's sunglasses sold in Dollar General stores in the U.S. are being recalled because they contain high levels of lead.

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Allergy alert issued for Anna's cookies

Canada's food watchdog on Thursday announced a recall of Anna's cookies sold across the country because they contain milk protein not listed on its label.

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Nordik Electronic Thermostats recalled

CSA International on Friday announced a recall of Nordik Electronic Thermostats manufactured with substandard material.

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Marvel recalls Curious George dolls

New York-based Marvel Entertainment on Thursday announced a recall of Curious George dolls in Canada and the U.S. because they contain unsafe levels of lead.

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Toy cars, robots, music boxes recalled for unsafe lead levels

About 405,700 more toys have been recalled from the U.S. marketplace because they contain high levels of lead.

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Yamaha AC power adaptors withdrawn for shock hazard

Yamaha is recalling about 49,000 AC power adaptors because they pose an electric shock danger to users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Manufacturing defect spurs recall of American Honda lawn mowers

California-based American Honda Motor Corp. is recalling about 22,000 lawn mowers for a manufacturing defect in the fuel tank, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Bassettbaby convertible cribs recalled for safety problems

About 8,900 Wendy Bellissimo convertible cribs are being recalled in the U.S. because they pose entrapment and strangulation hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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185,000 air conditioners and heat pumps recalled

About 185,000 Carrier air conditioners and heat pumps are being recalled because they may pose a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Polaris recalls snowmobiles for fire hazard

Minnesota-based Polaris Industries is withdrawing about 28,000 snowmobiles because they pose a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Hunter Fan pulls 84,000 humidifiers for fire hazard

About 84,000 Carefree Humidifier Warm Mist humidifiers have been recalled because they may leak, creating a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Skippy pool toys recalled for laceration hazard

Virginia-based Swimways Corp. is recalling its Skippy pool toys because parts may break off and cut the user, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Safety alert issued for Halloween lights given to Manitoba schoolchildren

Health Canada on Tuesday issued a safety advisory for small flashlights with whistles distributed to Manitoba schoolchildren for Halloween.

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155,000 Fisher-Price kitchen toys recalled for choking hazard

Fisher-Price has announced a global recall of about 155,000 Laugh & Learn Learning Kitchen toys because they pose a choking danger to young children.

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M&M Meat Shops recalls shrimps

M&M Meat Shops is withdrawing packages of breaded shrimp and coconut shrimp because they may be tainted with antimicrobial drugs.

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Decorative beads on gift sets prompt recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning consumers a plastic bead attached to Tween Brands gift sets exceed safe lead levels.

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