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October 2008 Archives

Earth Friendly LLC recalls wooden toys

Oregon-based Earth Friendly LLC is recalling about 1,000 wooden toys because small parts can break off, creating a choking hazard to children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Homelite chainsaws recalled for laceration danger

About 370,000 Homelite chainsaws are being withdrawn because their chain brake can break, creating a laceration danger, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Fit & Fresh mixers recalled for laceration hazard

About 54,500 Fit & Fresh mixers are being recalled because they pose a laceration hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Power adapters for DYMO printers recalled for burn hazard

About 17,000 power adapters sold with DYMO printers are being recalled because they may not function properly, causing the printer to overheat, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Cybex withdraws 19,000 treadmills for fall hazard

Massachusetts-based Cybex International is recalling about 19,000 treadmills because they may accelerate unexpectedly, creating a fall hazard to users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Crate & Barrel recalls tea lights for fire, burn hazards

Illinois-based Crate & Barrel is recalling about 30,000 tea-light holders shaped as ghosts because they pose a burn and fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Casper the Friendly Ghost figurines recalled for high lead levels

About 14,000 Casper the Friendly Ghost figurines are being recalled because they contain high levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Party Blast Silly String recalled in Canada

Health Canada on Tuesday announced a recall of Party Blast Silly String because it failed to meet labelling standards.

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Feather Witch costume recalled in Canada

Health Canada on Tuesday announced a recall of Feather Witch costumes because they failed to meet flammability standards.

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Duracell power adapters recalled for burn danger

California-based Battery-Biz is recalling about 1,300 Duracell 130W power adapters used with notebook computers because they may overheat, creating a burn hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Serta International recalls mattresses for flammability violation

Illinois-based Serta International Mattress Co. is recalling about 6,100 mattresses because they don't meet flammability standards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

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Ab Lounge recalled laceration hazard

About 255 Ab Lounge chairs sold in Canada are being recalled because they pose a laceration danger, Health Canada said Monday.

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Ice fishing tent recalled in Ont., Sask.

Health Canada on Monday announced a recall of approximately 22 ice fishing tents manufactured by Otter Outdoors Inc. because they fail to meet flammability standards.

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Puzzles pulled for choking hazard

Health Canada has announced a recall of 13,306 wooden puzzles sold in Dollarama stores across the country because they pose a choking hazard.

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Health Canada recalls toys for high lead levels

Health Canada on Monday issued a recall of children's products because they contain high levels of lead.

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Ice shelters recalled in Canada for safety hazard

Health Canada on Thursday announced a recall of certain ice shelters because they failed to meet flammability standards.

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Video game guitars recalled for burn hazard

California-based Performance Designed Products is recalling its Rage Wireless Guitars, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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47,000 Fiesta gas grills recalled for fire, burn hazards

About 47,000 Blue Ember gas grills are being recalled in the U.S. because they were not properly assembled and may pose a fire hazard to users, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

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Riding lawn mowers recalled for fire, burn hazards

Wisconsin-based Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group is recalling about 2,100 lawn mowers because the fuel tanks may leak, creating a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Bicycle wheels recalled for safety hazard

About 275 Shimano wheel sets for bicycles are being withdrawn because they may pose a safety hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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LeapFrog recalls gaming system batteries, recharging station

LeapFrog Enterprises is recalling about 35,500 rechargeable batteries and recharging stations because they may overheat, creating a fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

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Mini hockey sticks recalled for high lead levels

Health Canada on Wednesday announced a recall of mini hockey sticks for high lead levels.

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Food watchdog expands peppers recall

Canada's food watchdog is expanding an earlier recall of Cedar Phoenicia brand Greek Golden Peppers to include more product information.

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Some Plaisirs Gastronomiques brand sandwiches may contain listeria: CFIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to eat certain Plaisirs Gastronomiques brand sandwiches because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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Warning issued for brand of banana peppers

People with allergies to sulphites should not consume a brand of banana pepper, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency warned on Friday.

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Walkers recalled due to possible injury hazards

A baby walker has been voluntarily recalled in the United States due to concerns that it could pose injury risks to infants.

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Cribs recalled due to suffocation risk

Mesh convertible cribs sold in New York have been voluntarily recalled by Playkids U.S.A. due to suffocation and entrapment hazards.

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Warning against use of "energizer" candy

Following up on a warning issued by the Hong Kong Department of Health, Health Canada is warning Canadians to avoid Sweet Energizer Vitality Candy.

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Health Canada warns against the use of herbal product

Health Canada is advising Canadians to not use a herbal product called Powertabs after concerns were raised by the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products.

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Allergy warning issued for vegetarian burgers

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with sesame seed and soy allergies to not consume several New World Natural Food burger products.

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Asphalt crack-filler recalled over incorrect labelling

Health Canada is recalling an asphalt crack-filler that does not have the proper warnings on its labels.

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Baby pacifiers recalled over lead levels

Health Canada is recalling My Baby brand pacifiers that have been found to have lead levels in excess of the allowable limit.

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Camera battery chargers recalled over shock hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling digital camera battery chargers imported by Fujifilm U.S.A. Inc., of Valhalla, N.Y. over an electrical shock hazard.

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Toy boats recalled over burn hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling battery-operated toy speedboats imported by Dollar General Merchandising Inc., of Goodlettsville, Tenn over a burn hazard.

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Magnets in children's science kits recalled over lead paint

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling Alnico bar magnets packaged as part of a children's science kit because the surface paints on the magnets contain excessive levels of lead.

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Professional wireless headsets recalled over fire hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling GN9120 wireless headsets because a short-circuit can cause the lithium-ion polymer batteries to overheat, posing a fire haza

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2 Halloween costumes recalled due to fire danger

Health Canada is recalling two Halloween costumes labelled "Feathered Witch" and "Chic Diva" that were made in China and Taiwan.

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Children's Fast Lane dump trucks recalled due to barium in paint

Health Canada is recalling a Chinese-made toy truck due to excessive levels of barium in its yellow paint.

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Rechargeable batteries recalled over fire hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling rechargeable batteries imported by Coby Electronics Corp., of Lake Success, N.Y., and sold with portable DVD/CD/MP3 players.

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Yo-Yo amusement rides recalled after 23 injured

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is issuing a "recall and repair" notice for about 85 Yo-Yo amusement rides across the United States after riders were injured when they were thrown to the ground.

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Kids Feet brand girls' sandals recalled over choking hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling girls' sandals sold under the Kids Feet brand name because ornamental flowers on the sandals can detach, posing a choking hazard.

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Hasbro Nerf blaster toys recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling Nerf N-Strike Recon Blasters because a child's skin could get caught in moving parts of the toy's plunger.

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Dunn's smoked meat may contain listeria: CFIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning the public not to consume certain Dunn's Famous brand smoked meat pouches because they may contain listeria bacteria.

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Electrical wire splices recalled over shock, fire hazard

Health Canada is recalling a brand of electrical wire splices, also known as butt splice connectors, because the splice can fail to hold the wires together, posing a shock and fire hazard.

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Vacuum cleaner attachment recalled over laceration hazard

Health Canada is recalling an attachment sold with Dirt Devil vacuum cleaners because plastic pieces inside the attachment can break apart and be ejected, posing a laceration hazard.

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Toy boats have excessive lead levels

Health Canada is recalling the children's product Pop Pop Toy Boats because their paint contains excessive levels of lead.

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Glow Star necklaces recalled because of high lead levels

Health Canada is recalling children's Glow Star necklaces because the solder in the battery compartment of the clasp contains high levels of lead.

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People with fish allergies warned not to use type of salad dressing

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with fish allergies not to use Western Family Light Creamy Caesar dressing.

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Roof brackets pose falling hazard

Health Canada is recalling the Extreme Roof Bracket because some have faulty pins that hold the mechanism in place.

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Pretzels recalled because of melamine contamination

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling OK OK Kaiser pretzels because tests show they are contaminated with melamine.

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Viessmann recalls boilers due to fire hazard

Viessmann Manufacturing Co., based in Waterloo, Ont., is recalling its Vitodens 200 boilers because the boiler can leak gas and pose a fire hazard to consumers.

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Ikea recalls Kviby chest of drawers

Ikea is voluntarily recalling its Kviby chest of drawers because the glass knobs sold with the product can break and cause injury if they are over-tightened.

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Lotte's Koala-brand candies recalled because of melamine contamination

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to consume Koala’s March filled cookies made by Lotte China Foods Co. Ltd. because they may contain melamine, an industrial chemical.

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