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March 2008 Archives

Kidz World hooded sweatshirts recalled for strangulation danger

New York-based Kidz World Inc. is recalling about 5,000 sweatshirts, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

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Avon bears withdrawn for fire hazard

Avon Products is recalling about 113,000 plush polar bears because they pose a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Plush rocker toys recalled for fall hazard

About 122,000 Rock 'N Ride Rocker toys are being recalled because the base may tip backward or forward, creating a fall danger, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Cantaloupe recall widened

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

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Pepper powder recalled in Alberta, B.C.

Canada's food watchdog is warning consumers that National Black Pepper Powder, sold in Alberta and British Columbia, may be tainted with salmonella.

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Yamaha recalls Rhino vehicles for brake repair

Yamaha is recalling about 7,800 Rhino side-by-side vehicles in the U.S. to fix a brake problem, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Toy penguins withdrawn for laceration danger

California-based Plan Toy Inc. is recalling about 3,000 toy penguin figures because the heads may unfasten, exposing sharp edges, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Backyard and Beyond Metal bottles recalled from marketplace

About 18,000 Backyard and Beyond Metal Water Bottles are being pulled because paint on the bottles contains high levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Ring-toss games recalled for high lead levels

Illinois-based Educational Insights is recalling about 130 ring-toss games because pegs on the toys contain unsafe levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Easter toys recalled for high lead levels

Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby is recalling about 13,000 Easter egg toys because they contain unsafe levels of lead.

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QVC puzzles recalled for high lead levels

About 198,000 puzzle sets sold through QVC are being recalled because they contain unsafe levels of lead.

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Unauthorized erectile dysfunction drug poses health risk

An erectile dysfunction treatment sold as Libidus contains an undeclared drug and may pose serious health risks, Health Canada warned Thursday.

The unauthorized drug, which is manufactured by Yurtland Natural Health and distributed by NorthRegentRx of Winnipeg, was found to contain the undeclared prescription drug sildenafil, the generic name for the drug Viagra.

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Beware of falling fixtures

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled outdoor ceiling light fixtures because a weld could fail, causing the fixture to fall.

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Toasters could be fire hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 12,000 toasters that can turn on even if nothing is being toasted, possibly igniting anything on top of the appliance.

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No short-term threat from arsenic in toddler juice: Health Canada

Health Canada reassured parents Monday that the levels of arsenic in two brands of pear juice recalled last week do not pose an immediate threat.

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Mega Brands issues new recall over magnets in toys

Montreal-based Mega Brands recalled MagnaMan Action Figures and Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-School Magnetic toys on Monday because of the risk of children swallowing magnets.

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Dog treats recalled over salmonella risk

A brand of dog treat is being recalled because it may contain salmonella bacteria, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency warned Thursday.

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Hooded jackets may have strangulation hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Urgent Gear Inc. have announced a voluntary recall of the Los Angeles-based company's Micros boys hooded jackets.

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Recalled toys contain lead paint

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 5,000 X Force Commander toy airplanes and Super Famous toy cars and motorcycles because they contain excessive levels of lead, violating the U.S. lead paint standard.

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Canadian Tire booster pack recalled

Canadian Tire has recalled its Dynamic Booster Pack because it could leak battery acid.

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Sling carriers danger to infants

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 1,200 Ellaroo Ring Sling Baby Carriers, because infants could fall out.

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Deep fryers could catch fire

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled Cooks deep fryers imported by JCPenney, because they could overheat and catch fire.

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Hamilton Beach, Proctor Silex toasters recalled for fire hazard

Health Canada says about 40,000 Hamilton Beach and Proctor Silex brand toasters have been recalled because they pose a fire hazard.

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Warning about Combi car seats

Consumers have been warned about potential problems with infant transport products made by Combi USA Inc. for the second time in less than a year.

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Warning about Combi car seats

Consumers have been warned about potential problems with infant transport products made by Combi USA Inc. for the second time in less than a year.

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Home Depot recalls patio furniture

Home Depot Canada is voluntarily recalling certain patio furniture with the name brand Mandalay Bay Patio Collection, and St. Kitts Patio Set.

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Health Canada issues warning for erectile dysfunction drug

Health Canada is warning consumers not to use ADAM, an unauthorized product for erectile dysfunction, because it can pose serious health risks, especially for those with heart problems or those at risk of stroke.

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Rattles recalled for fear of choking hazard

Infantino LLC has recalled about 2,000 Lamb Grabby infant rattles because the tail pieces could detach and cause a choking hazard. Only rattles with date code 0907 printed on the back of the left ear of the lamb-shaped toy have been recalled, U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission said.

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Kawasaki recalls off-road bikes

Kawasaki Motors Corp. has recalled its KLX140 off-road motorcycles because welds in the frame could be missing or defective, allowing the frame to crack or break, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission said.

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Canadian firm's chicken recalled in U.S.

Frozen chicken entrees produced by Inovata Foods Corp. of Edmonton have been recalled in the U.S. because the product may have been contaminated with a potentially dangerous bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

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Canadian firm's chicken recalled in U.S.

Frozen chicken entrees produced by Inovata Foods Corp. of Edmonton have been recalled in the U.S. because the product may have been contaminated with a potentially dangerous bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

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