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GM recalls 944,000 vehicles because of fire hazard

General Motors Corp. is recalling 944,000 vehicles because a windshield wiper system can cause a fire.

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GM recalls 944,000 vehicles because of fire hazard

General Motors Corp. is recalling 944,000 vehicles because a windshield wiper system can cause a fire.

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Water dispensers may overheat

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 44,000 Greenway, Polar and Vitapur countertop water dispensers because an internal element can overheat and could give an electric shock.

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Strollers can cause cuts when folded, unfolded

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 44,000 Phil & Teds strollers because the hinge locking mechanism can cut users who are folding and unfolding the strollers.

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Kenmore coffee makers withdrawn for fire hazard

About 145,000 Kenmore and Kenmore Elite coffee makers are being recalled because the wiring may overheat, posing burn and fire hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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IMS car chargers recalled for fire hazards

About 210,000 car chargers used with halogen spotlights are being recalled because they pose a fire or burn hazard to consumers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Goodman Company pulls air conditioner/heat pump units

Texas-based Goodman Company is recalling about 30,000 air conditioner/heat pump units because they may overheat, creating a fire danger, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Indoor lighting fixtures recalled for safety hazard

Georgia-based Lithonia Lighting is recalling about 1,400 lighting fixtures because the glass reflectors on the products may detach, creating a safety risk to users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Stroller bar recalled for choking danger

An activity bar for strollers is being recalled because a piece of fabric on the bar can detach and can pose a choking hazard, Health Canada says.

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Truck bed coating recalled

Health Canada has recalled a spray-on protector for truck beds because it does not protect against flame projection well enough.

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Light modules pose fire risk

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 7,500 Power Light Modules because internal wiring in the circuit boards was installed incorrectly, raising the risk of an electrical fire and burn hazard.

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Health Canada recalls KeO bicycle pedals

Health Canada said Friday it is recalling KeO bicycle pedals because the steel axle inside the pedal can break, posing a fall hazard to cyclists.

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Health Canada recalls decorative cushion covers because of fire hazard

Health Canada said Friday it is recalling decorative cushion covers made from 100 per cent cotton organza because they do not meet the requirements for flammability set out under the Hazardous Products Act.

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Health Canada recalls indoor lighting fixtures because of fire hazard

Health Canada said Friday it is recalling indoor lighting fixtures because a thermal protector could be missing from the fixtures and pose a risk of overheating and fire.

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Health Canada recalls Progress pendant-style ceiling mounted indoor light fixtures

Health Canada said Friday is recalling Progress pendant-style ceiling mounted indoor light fixtures because there is a possibility that the fixture could fall from the ceiling and injure customers.

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Health Canada recalls countertop water dispenser because of possible shock hazard

Health Canada said Friday it is recalling certain models of countertop water dispensers because they were produced with bases that were not certified to CSA International standards.

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Health Canada recalls Pop Up Toy by Galt

Health Canada said Friday it is recalling Pop Up Toy by Galt because testing has revealed that surface paint on the toy contains barium in excess of the allowable limit.

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Thane recalls steam cleaners because of burn hazard

Thane International Inc. is voluntarily recalling H20 portable hand-held steam cleaners because steam can escape from the handle and trigger of the product, posing a burn hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Gardner Bender recalls electrical wire splices because of shock and fire hazards

Gardner Bender is voluntarily recalling electrical wire splices because the product can fail to hold wires together adequately, posing a shock and fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Cervelo SA recalls bicycle forks because of fall hazard

Cervelo SA is voluntarily recalling bicycle forks because the forks steerer can break during normal use, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer serious injuries, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Venmar CES Inc. recalls heat recovery ventilators due to fire hazard

Venmar CES Inc. is voluntarily recalling light commercial heat recovery ventilators because the motors in the units can overheat, posing a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Health Canada recalls Canasia's Playful Pony due to choking hazard

Health Canada has issued a recall for a toy pony made by Canasia Toys & Gifts Inc. because the eyes can fall off and pose a choking hazard to children.

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Gardener’s Supply recalls Flame Weeders for fire and burn hazards

Gardener's Supply Co. is voluntarily recalling its Flame Weeders product because of a potential fire and burn hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Hobbico recalls batteries used in radio-controlled helicopters due to fire hazard

Hobbico Inc. is voluntarily recalling batteries used in radio-controlled helicopters because they can overheat and catch fire while charging, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Electra Bicycle recalls Amsterdam bikes

Electra Bicycle Co. is voluntarily recalling Amsterdam bikes because their chain can derail and cause injury to riders, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Health Canada issues foreign product alerts

Health Canada is advising consumers not to use nine foreign products because of concerns about possible side effects.

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Masters Futon Mfg products fail to meet flammability standards: Health Canada

Health Canada on Wednesday issued a safety alert warning consumers futons sold under the Masters Futon Mfg brand failed to meet flammability standards.

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Rossignol recalls snowboard bindings for safety hazard

Utah-based Rossignol Ski Co. is recalling about 3,500 pairs of snowboard bindings because the straps may detach, creating a safety hazard to users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Chelsea & Scott Ltd. recalls children's skirts for high lead levels

Illinois-based Chelsea & Scott Ltd. is recalling about 600 children's skirts because they contain high levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Health Canada issues foreign product alerts

Health Canada on Monday issued a series of foreign product alerts, warning consumers of potential adverse side effects linked with certain erectile dysfunction treatments.

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Whole Foods Market recalls fresh ground beef

Whole Foods Market is recalling fresh ground beef possibly contaminated with E. coli O157: H7. The beef was sold in its Canadian and U.S. stores.

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Soldier toy has lead paint

A green plastic soldier figure could hurt children because the surface paint contains lead, Health Canada said.

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Stacker toy contains barium in paint

Health Canada says the Geometric Stacker wooden toy has more barium in the paint than allowed.

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Toy poses choking risk

Health Canada is warning consumers to be careful with Fisher-Price Learning Pots & Pans toys because they may pose a choking hazard to young children.

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Non-dairy acidophilus contains milk protein

At least seven brands of acidophilus labelled non-dairy contain undisclosed trace amounts of milk protein that could be dangerous for people with milk allergies, Health Canada said.

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Children's nasal spray poses risk

Health Canada is warning that a nasal spray used to treat bedwetting in children carries a previously unknown risk of a serious, potentially life-threatening effect from increased water retention and decreased sodium levels in the blood.

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Personal blenders cause lacerations

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling 124,000 personal blenders because they can be inadvertently turned on, starting the blade.

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Erectile product has undisclosed ingredient

Health Canada has warned consumers that an unauthorized product for erectile dysfunction contains an undeclared ingredient similar to the prescription drug sildenafil, which can hurt or kill users with a heart condition.

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Grills may melt

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 24,000 Perfect Flame double-lid, four-burner gas grills because the cooking chamber can melt and/or ignite, posing a risk of fire and burns.

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Toy pan recalled for choking hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 15,000 Fisher-Price Learning Pots & Pans toys because they may pose a choking hazard to young children.

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Lights may fall


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 6,000 Progress Lighting pendant-style ceiling indoor light fixtures because they can fall.

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U.S. suspects E. coli in beef

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recalled about 70,000 kilograms of ground beef because it appears to be contaminated with E. coli.

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Halogen work lights pose fire, shock hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 58,000 halogen work lights because they can overheat and melt, posing risks of fire and electric shock.

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Engine cleanser could catch fire

Health Canada is warning that several aerosol automotive engine-cleaning products could catch fire.

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Bike pedals can cause fall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling about 40,000 pairs of KéO bicycle pedals because the axle inside the pedal can break, posing a fall hazard.

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Davenport cribs recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 500 Davenport cribs
because they could allow children to fall.

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Safety on nailers may fail

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 14,000 DeWALT DC608 cordless brad nailers because the safety may not work.

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Hazard alert on Canadian-made cribs

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 1,300 cribs made in Toronto because they don't meet U.S. safety standards.

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Toasters pose fire hazard

Health Canada has recalled about 4,000 Black & Decker Infrawave Toasters because they may catch fire.

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Goat cheese recalled

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled Santa Maria brand Queijo de Cabra (fresh goat cheese) because it may cause listeriosis, which can lead to high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea.

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Wooden toys recalled

Health Canada has recalled a few wooden toys sold in British Columbia because their small parts could pose a choking hazard to young children.

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Mushrooms recalled

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has recalled certain mushrooms sold in Ontario and Quebec because they may cause listeriosis, which can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea.

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