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July 2008 Archives

Health Canada recalls two Symak plastic toys

Health Canada issued recall notices for two plastic toys made by Symak Sales Co. of St.-Laurent, Que.

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New England Ropes recalls two types of climbing lines

New England Ropes Corp. is voluntarily recalling two types of climbing lines that can break and pose a serious hazard for climbers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Earthentree recalls several wooden toys

Earthentree is voluntarily recalling several wooden toys because they pose a choking or strangulation hazard to young children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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René Rey recalls chocolate products

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and René Rey Swiss Chocolates Ltd. are warning people with milk allergies to avoid consuming René Rey Sun, Moon, Stars Dark Chocolate.

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Sofina Foods recalls its cooked and sliced chicken pieces

Sofina Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling its cooked and sliced chicken pieces because they may contain egg protein that hasn't been declared on the label, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said.

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Daiso recalls stuffed toy dogs

Daiso LLC is voluntarily recalling its stuffed toy dogs because they contain small parts that pose a choking hazard to young children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

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Health Canada issues foreign product alerts

Health Canada has issued three foreign product alerts, warning consumers of potential side effects.

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Champion's Choice recalls air cylinders for bursting hazard

Tennessee-based Champion's Choice is recalling about 70 Walther Air Cylinders for air pistols because they may burst, creating a safety hazard to users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Dirt Devil vacuum accessories recalled for laceration hazard

TTI Floor Care North America is recalling about 987,000 Dirt Devil Vacuum Power Brush Attachment Tools because they may break, creating a laceration danger to users, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Reebok International Ltd. recalls exercise cycles for safety hazard

Fitness Associates Incorporated has recalled about 20,000 exercise cycles sold to health clubs in Canada and the U.S. because the alloy cranks may break, creating a laceration and abrasion hazard to users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Innovage LLC recalls toy helicopters

California-based Innovage LLC is recalling about 685,000 toy helicopters because their batteries may overheat and catch fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Cost Plus pulls Santorini chairs for collapsing hazard

California-based Cost Plus Inc., is recalling about 8,600 Santorini chairs because the seat weld may fail, causing the chair to collapse, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Rattles withdrawn for choking danger

Kids II Inc., is recalling about 19,000 rattles because parts may detach, creating a choking hazard to children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Dowling recalls horseshoe magnets

California-based Dowling Magnets is recalling about 91,500 horseshoe magnets because they contain high levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Pacific Science recalls magnets for high lead levels

Illinois-based Pacific Science Supplies Inc., is recalling about 40,000 magnets because they contain high levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Plush dogs recalled for choking dangers

Plush toy dogs are being recalled in Canada because they may pose a choking hazard, Health Canada said Tuesday.

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Craft puppet recalled for choking danger

Markham-based distributor Toy Galaxy is recalling 624 craft puppets sold in Canada because parts might detach, creating a choking hazard, Health Canada said Tuesday.

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Disney Makit & Bakit Charm Bracelet kits recalled

Disney Makit & Bakit Charm Bracelet kits sold in Canada are being withdrawn from the marketplace because they contain a high level of lead, Health Canada said Tuesday.

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Sleep Innovations recalls pillows for abrasion danger

New Jersey-based Sleep Innovations Inc. is recalling about 120,000 Cuddly Comfort Pillows because their fiber-fill contains small metal fragments that could pose an abrasion hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Lithonia Lighting withdraws lighting fixtures for fire hazard

Lithonia Lighting is recalling about 1,200 lighting fixtures because they are missing a thermal protector and could pose a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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115,000 personalized pacifiers recalled for choking hazard

Nevada-based It's My Binky is recalling about 115,000 pacifiers, because they pose a choking hazard to infants, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Electra Bicycle Company recalls Amsterdam bikes

California-based Electra Bicycle Company is recalling about 9,500 Amsterdam Bicycles because the chains may derail, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Bench scale adapters recalled for fire hazard

American Weigh Scales is recalling about 1,300 Bench Scale Adapters because they may smoke or catch fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Ice Cream hair product recalled from marketplace

Health Canada is warning consumers Thermal Protector Ice Cream hair products are being recalled because they don't provide users with adequate safety information.

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Holiday mugs pulled for high cadmium levels

About 24,000 holiday mugs sold at Everything for a Dollar stores across Canada are being recalled because they pose a health risk, Health Canada said Monday.

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Calabash chalk recalled in Canada

Health Canada is warning consumers Calabash chalk, used as a cosmetic skin care product, is being recalled because it contains unsafe levels of lead.

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Polaris recalls snowmobiles for injury risk

Minnesota-based Polaris Industries Inc. is recalling about 1,360 snowmobiles sold in the U.S., the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

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Children's necklaces recalled for high lead content

Parragon Books is recalling about 500,000 children's necklaces because they contain high levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Shoelace and necklace charms recalled for high lead levels

About 18,500 children's charm craft kits are being recalled because they contain high levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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American Honda Motor Corp. recalls lawn mowers for laceration danger

California-based American Honda Motor Corp. is recalling about 20,500 lawn mowers because the rear shield can break off, putting the operator at risk of a laceration hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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30,000 lip gloss, jewelry sets recalled for lead exposure

About 30,000 sets containing lip gloss and jewelry are being recalled in the U.S. because they contain high amounts of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Morphine SR tablets recalled for overdose danger

Consumers are being warned to avoid taking certain Morphine SR tablets because they may contain more morphine than labelled, Health Canada said Wednesday.

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Allergy alert: Undeclared milk in Coboss chocolate

Canada's food watchdog is warning consumers with milk allergies not to consume Coboss brand No Sugar Added Dark Chocolate.

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Unauthorized erectile enhancement drugs pose serious health risks: Health Canada

Heath Canada is warning consumers that certain erectile enhancement drugs not authorized for sale in Canada may pose serious health risks.

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Bead Bazaar USA recalls children's jewelry for lead danger

Maryland-based Bead Bazaar USA is recalling about 13,000 pieces of jewelry because they contain high levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Black Cat Fireworks recalled for injury danger

About 20,000 Screech and Scream Fountain Fireworks are being recalled in the U.S. because they pose an injury hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Bayside Furnishings recalls beds for entrapment, strangulation dangers

About 9,350 LaJolla Boat Beds and Pirate of the Caribbean Twin Trundle Beds are being recalled, following the death of a toddler, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Oh Chute Parachute fireworks recalled for shock hazard

Fireworks Over America is recalling about 84,250 fireworks because they pose a shock hazard to users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Outdoor canopies pulled for fire hazard

California-based Wanda Technology Inc. is recalling about 8,600 outdoor canopies because they fail to meet flammability standards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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RadioShack pulls power supplies for fire, electrocution hazards

Texas-based RadioShack is recalling about 160,000 DC power supplies because they were not properly wired and pose fire and electrocution dangers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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RAP4 recalls paintball gun adapters for impact, laceration hazards

California-based RAP4 is recalling about 2,000 paintball gun remote line adapters because they may burst when tightened, creating an impact and laceration hazard to users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Hayes Bicycle Group recalls quick-release tire devices

Wisconsin-based Hayes Bicycle Group is recalling about 800 SunRinglé Hollow Quick Release Devices because they may malfunction or break, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Health Canada warns against use of Arthrit Indica Tablets

Health Canada on Monday warned consumers against using Arthrit Indica Tablets, a product marketed as treatment for joint pain.

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Health Canada warns against use of Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream

Health Canada warned consumers Monday against using Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream, a product not authorized for sale in Canada.

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Taggies Sleep'n Play baby clothes withdrawn for choking hazard

New York-based Rashti & Rashti is recalling 6,200 Taggies Sleep'n Play coveralls because the snaps on products may detach, creating a choking danger to children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Redcat recalls remote controlled toys

Arizona-based Redcat Racing Co. is recalling about 1,400 remote controlled toys from the marketplace, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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