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January 2008 Archives

Girls hooded jackets recalled for strangulation danger

About 14,000 hooded jackets sold in U.S. Marshalls stores are being recalled because they are threaded with a drawstring that could pose a strangulation danger, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Sterling teether rings recalled for choking hazard

About 200 sterling silver teether rings, imported by North Carolina-based Elegant Baby and Baby Needs Inc., are being pulled because they pose a choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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L.L. Bean car-charging units recalled for safety hazard

About 3,900 car-charging units are being recalled in the U.S. because they can overheat and burst when in operation, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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253,000 glue guns pulled for fire, shock hazards

Dollar Tree is recalling about 253,000 Crafters Square mini glue guns because they may short circuit and catch fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Chicken sandwiches pulled for listeria monocytogenes

Canada's food watchdog is warning consumers that certain chicken sandwiches sold in Quebec, Ontario and possibly Atlantic Canada are being recalled because they may be tainted with listeria monocytogenes.

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Zellers recalls baby sleepers over lead concerns

Zellers issued a recall Monday of its two-piece baby sleeper and bootie sets, saying buttons on the sleepers contain lead paint.

The recall affects the Cherokee Baby short-sleeved, striped sets sold in sizes zero to 12 months. Zellers began selling the sleepers, which were imported by Hbc from Sumeet Exports of India, in January 2008.

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First Learning recalls train, block sets for high lead levels

About 15,000 wooden block and train sets are being recalled in the U.S. because they contain unsafe levels of lead, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Educational blocks pulled for high lead levels

The Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday announced a U.S. recall of about 18,000 blocks used for educational screening because they contain excessive levels of lead.

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OKK Trading recalls toy race cars for high lead levels

California-based OKK Trading is recalling about 2,000 toy racing cars because they contain excessive levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Battat magnetic toys recalled for safety danger

About 125,000 Battat Magnabild construction sets are being recalled because small magnets in the toys may fall out, creating a safety hazard to young children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Food watchdog warns of organic sesame seed recall

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency on Tuesday announced an extensive recall of pre-packaged and bulk organic sesame seeds because of possible salmonella contamination.

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Nordstrom recalls taper, votive candles

Seattle-based Nordstrom is recalling about 2,500 candle sets because the exterior coating may ignite, creating a fire danger, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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La Senza recalls lingerie sets for fire hazard

La Senza has announced a recall of its black baby-doll lingerie sets because they pose a safety hazard, Health Canada said Tuesday.

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My First Kenmore play stoves pulled

About 17,000 My First Kenmore play stoves are being withdrawn because they pose a safety hazard to young children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Pottery Barn, Wick & Petal candles withdrawn for fire hazard

Candles sold by Pottery Barn and the Wick & Petal Co. are being recalled because they pose a fire danger, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Cranium recalls Cadoo games sold in U.S.

About 38,000 Cranium Cadoo board games are being pulled in the U.S. because paint on the die contains unsafe levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Play mats withdrawn for lead paint violation

California-based Discount School Supply is recalling about 60 Tic Tac Turtle Toss Mats because they contain high levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Therapy tables pulled for fall hazard

Stamina Products Inc. is recalling about 2,000 Inversion Therapy Tables because they pose a fall danger to users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Picture frames recalled for high lead levels

About 600 picture frames imported by Atlanta-based The Gift Wrap Co. are being recalled for unsafe levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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John Deere tractors recalled for safety hazard

About 5,400 John Deere compact utility tractors are being recalled in the U.S. to fix a problem with the drive pedal, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Wrestling toys recalled for high lead levels

About 5,400 wrestling figurines are being recalled in the U.S. because they contain unsafe levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported Tuesday.

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Food watchdog expands Christmas cake allergy alert

Canada's food watchdog is updating an earlier recall of Max's Christmas cake, saying the product was more widely distributed than earlier thought.

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Torchiere lamps withdrawn for faulty wiring

About 90,000 Torchiere lamps sold in U.S. Lowe's stores are being recalled because they pose a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Allergy alert issued for Max's Christmas cakes

Canada's food watchdog has issued an alert warning consumers Max's Christmas Cake contains soy and milk proteins not listed on its label.

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BabyTown pacifiers pulled for safety hazards

About 45,000 BabyTown pacifiers imported by Shims Bargain Inc. are being recalled because they pose safety dangers to infants, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Tinker Bell Lamp, coin banks recalled for unsafe lead levels

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday announced recalls of two children's products sold in the U.S. for high levels of lead.

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American Honda Motor Co. recalls ATVs for safety hazard

About 40,000 Honda ATVs are being recalled to repair a potential problem with the throttle, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Digital timers recalled for shock hazard

About 8,500 digital timers are being recalled in the U.S. because they weren't wired correctly and could cause electrical shocks, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Christmas candle sets recalled for fire hazard

Health Canada on Tuesday announced a recall involving about 306 Christmas candle sets because the exterior coating on the candles may ignite, creating a fire danger.

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Bicycles recalled in U.S. for safety hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday announced two recalls for bicycles, citing safety hazards.

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Gap Outlet Recalls Boys’ Jackets

The Gap clothing store is recalling about 16,200 boys' jackets because they have waist drawstrings with a toggle that could snag on small spaces and pose an "entrapment hazard."

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KYMCO recalls ATVs for safety hazard

KYMCO is recalling about 1,350 ATVs because the bolts in the rear suspension may loosen and could cause the rider to lose control of the vehicle.

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Toy wagons recalled due to violation of lead paint standard

Parents are being warned to stop their children from using metal toy wagons coated with paint that contains excessive levels of lead.

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Health Canada recalls plastic teether

Parents are being warned not to allow their infants to use certain plastic teethers that may pose a choking hazard.

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Health warning over gourmet baby food

Parents are being warned that two types of gourmet baby foods may contain peanut protein or sulphites that are not declared on the label.

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Kids' stomach remedies contaminated with microbes: Health Canada

Health Canada is advising consumers not to use two foreign natural health products to treat digestive upset in infants and children because of potentially dangerous contamination.

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