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Automotive Products
Polaris Industries Announces Recall of ATVs - September 16, 2004 - Polaris is recalling 18,500 "Predator 500" all-terrain vehicles. The front brake lines can crack and leak brake fluid, possibly resulting in loss of braking capability. The recall includes "Predator 500" ATVs from model years 2003 and 2004 with these model numbers: A03GJ50AA, A03GJ50AB, A03GJ50AS, A03GJ50CA, A04GJ50AA, A04GJ50AB, A04GJ50AC, and A04GJ50AD. Read more...

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Suzuki Announces Recall of Four-Wheel Drive Eiger ATVs - September 09, 2004 - Suzuki is recalling about 240 Eiger "QuadRunner" ATVs. Mislocated welds secure the upper front suspension arm mounting brackets to the frame. The mounting bracket could break off during riding, reducing rider control and resulting in loss of control of the ATV. Loss of control could result in a crash and severe personal injury or death. The 2004 model year four-wheel drive Eiger ATVs are affected by this recall. The model numbers are LT-A400FK4 (for automatic transmission) and LT-F400FK4 (for manual transmission). The ATVs are red, yellow, or green. Read more...

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Saturn Recalls VUE for Suspension Issue - August 05, 2004 - Saturn is issuing a recall for Saturn VUE sport utility vehicles from model years 2002 through 2004. Read more...

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NHTSA Publishes List of June 2004 Recalls - August 03, 2004 - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released a list of auto safety recalls announced in June 2004 and urged consumers to have the problems fixed promptly. This list identifies the make and model of the vehicle or equipment involved, with a brief description of the safety problem. Read more...

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Childrens' Products
PlayKids USA Announces Recall of Baby Walkers - September 28, 2004 - PlayKids USA is recalling about 1,600 baby walkers. The walkers will fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed if they fall down stairs. They have model numbers PLK94STP, PLT95STP, PLK2000RC, PLK95, PLK94, PLK98STP, PLK2000 or PLK300 on the package and on a sewn-in label on the seat back. The plastic walkers have eight snap-in wheels, an activity tray with toy wheels, knobs and lights, and a padded fabric seat. The sewn-in seat label also reads "PLAYKIDS U.S.A. BROOKLYN, NY 11229 MADE IN TAIWAN." Read more...

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Natura Products Downey Inc. Announce Recall of Pacifiers - September 24, 2004 - Natura Products Downey is recalling about 9,400 Jaloma pacifiers. The pacifiers are banned under federal law. They failed federal safety tests, come apart, and can pose a choking hazard to infants and small children. The pacifiers, which measure three inches long and about 1½ inches across the base, are pink, blue, green or white plastic with a yellow nipple. The pacifiers have a circular handle and the shield is labeled "Jaloma." Read more...

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Delta Enterprise Corp. Announces Recall to Repair Director’s Chairs for Children - September 23, 2004 - Delta Enterprise Corp. is recalling about 81,000 director’s chairs for children. The chair can inadvertently be misassembled so that the fabric seat can come off the chair’s frame and expose metal support rods. If fabric seat comes off the frame, there is a laceration and fall hazard to young children. The product is a child’s director-style chair, constructed of tubular metal with a canvas seat and back. The chairs feature popular characters such as "The Wiggles," "Dora the Explorer," "Spongebob Squarepants," and "Disney Princesses." The Model Numbers for these recalled units are TC83536WG, TC83531DO, TC83533PS and TC83532SB. The model number can be found on a label on the leg of the chair. Read more...

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Reebok International Announce Recall of Toddler’s Athletic Shoes - September 20, 2004 - Reebok is recalling about 140,000 "Iverson/Answer" toddler shoes. The I-3 logo-tag on the tongue of the shoe can be peeled off, posing a choking hazard to young children. The recalled Reebok Iverson mid- and low-style athletic shoes were sold in toddler sizes 2 through 10. The logo-tag on the tongue of the shoe reads "I3/Answer," and on the rear and center of the heel is an "I3" logo. The names "Iverson" and "The Realist" are carved into the sole. The model number is printed on a label on the underside of the tongue. Model numbers included in the recall are: 99553, B99553, 99554, B99554, 105155, B105155, 105158, B105158, 108292, and B108292. Read more...

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Regal Lager Announces Recall to Repair 'Baby Björn' Infant Carriers - September 14, 2004 - Regal Lager is recalling about 49,000 Baby Björn baby carriers. The back support buckle can detach from the shoulder straps, posing a fall hazard to the baby. The recalled infant carriers were sold under brand name "Baby Björn" which is printed on the front of the carriers and on the black molded plastic back support buckle. Model number 1-260 is printed on the care label on the strap of the carrier. The carriers are made of a cotton polyester blend fabric in black with red piping and blue with white piping. "Baby Carrier Active" is written on the packaging and above the warning label on the carrier. Read more...

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Hasbro Announces Recall of Monster Rockets - September 09, 2004 - Hasbro is recalling about 230,000 Super Soaker Monster Rockets. The cap on the water tank can unexpectedly and forcibly project off when it is quickly unscrewed from the tank, posing a risk of impact injuries to users or bystanders. In addition, the rocket’s tail can strike a user or bystander on descent, if the rocket is not fully launched, posing a risk of injury. The Super Soaker Monster Rocket is composed of a 7-foot inflatable mylar rocket with a plastic and foam fin section. The rocket has a blue and orange launch base with a water pressure tank attached to one leg of the base. The tank, which has an orange cap, is connected to the pump mechanism, which launches the rocket using pressurized air and water. The water toy has the words "Monster Rocket" printed on the body of the rocket. Read more...

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Target Announces Recall of Electric Scooters - September 02, 2004 - Target is recalling 74,811 Leoch electric scooters (also known as "Red Dragon" and "E-Scooter"). Improper wiring can cause a short circuit, posing a fire hazard in the scooter. In addition, inadequate insulation may expose electrical wiring, which poses a shock hazard. The scooters have a seat, two wheels and footrests on each side. A sticker on the left footrest reads, "E-Scooter." On the right footrest is a sticker with a horse-head image. A serial number is printed underneath the left footrest. The affected scooter’s model number is DK24250-3. Read more...

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Regal Lager Announces Recall to Repair Stroller Attachments - September 01, 2004 - Regal Lager is recalling 11,500 Lascal "Buggy Board" stroller attachments. The Buggy Board’s red connecting pins can break, causing the board to partially detach from the stroller or carriage, posing a fall hazard to the user. The Lascal "Buggy Board" is a wheeled board that attaches to a stroller or baby carriage, allowing an older child to stand on the board and ride behind the stroller between the arms of a parent or caregiver. The product comes in black, blue, red and techno styles, and has the words "Buggy Board" printed on the top center of the board, with the name "Lasca"” molded into the plastic on the bottom center of the board. Read more...

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Aviva Sports Announces Recall to Repair Astroslide Water Slides - August 31, 2004 - Aviva is recalling 7,500 Astroslide Inflatable Water Slides. These water slides have an excessive length of rope attached to the safety mat that presents a risk of entanglement in the water. This poses a drowning hazard to users. The Aviva Astroslide 17048 is a large, inflatable water slide measuring 5-feet high and 9-feet long. It is used for sliding into a pool or lake. "AVIVA AstroSlide" is written on the sides of the slide. The slide is green with orange handles. Read more...

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BMW Announces Recall of SlideCarver Scooters - August 27, 2004 - BMW is recalling 161 SlideCarver Scooters. The front column of the scooter does not meet impact resistance standards. The handlebar column can break if the scooter hits an object, which can cause the rider to fall and suffer injuries. The SlideCarver is a three-wheeled scooter. “BMW” and “SlideCarver” are written on the underside of the rider platform of these scooters. Read more...

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Meco Corp. Announces Recall of Red Chairs from Children’s Furniture Sets - August 19, 2004 - Meco is recalling about 3,800 Kid’s Essentials five-piece folding furniture set. The red paint on the chair contains excessive lead levels, posing a lead poisoning hazard to young children. The recalled product is a red folding chair with a metal frame and vinyl padded seat back and base. The chair was sold as a part of a five-piece juvenile table furniture set with a green table, blue chair, yellow chair, green chair and red chair. Only the red chairs with model numbers 11-88-3E1 and 11-88S3E1 and date codes H3, B4, D4 or E4 printed underneath the seat bottom are included in the recall. "Meco" or "Samsonite" brand names are also printed on the seat label. Read more...

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PTI Sports Inc. Announces Recall of Schwinn Toddler Bicycle Helmets - August 19, 2004 - PTI Sports is recalling about 9,000 Schwinn-brand toddler bicycle helmets. The helmets do not comply with impact testing requirements in the Consumer Product Safety Act. These Schwinn-brand Toddler Bicycle Helmets have "SCHWINN" written on the back of the helmets. A white label inside the helmets reads, "Lot# 791913." This number is followed by a date from "12-01-03" through "5-15-04." This label also contains the model number SK103, SK107 or SK108. Read more...

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Nike Announces Recall of Children’s Athletic Shoes - August 18, 2004 - Nike™ is recalling 9,000 Get-Go and Little Get-Go Children’s Athletic Shoes. The 1.5-inch to 1.75-inch rubber tab at the top of the heel can detach from the shoe, posing a choking hazard to young children. The "GET-GO" and "LITTLE GET-GO" children’s athletic shoes come in various color combinations and were sold in toddler and pre-school sizes 2C through 3Y. The Nike Swoosh symbol is on the outside and sole of the shoe. All shoes close with a strap. The style name "GET-GO" or "LITTLE GET-GO" is written on the shoe box. The recalled shoes have one of the following six-digit numbers on a label inside the shoe just above the UPC code: 308638, 308639, 308642 and 308647. Read more...

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PJ Sleep Shop Announces Recall to Repair Bunk Beds - August 11, 2004 - PJ Sleep Shop is recalling 337 Wooden bunk beds. These bunk beds have gaps between parts of the upper bunk end structure that violate the federal safety standard because they pose entrapment or strangulation hazards to children. The recalled models of wooden bunk beds are: Twin/Twin #1000; Twin/Double #2000; and Loft Bunk #3000. There are no model numbers on the bunk beds, but the manufacturer’s label is located on the inside of the upper bunk’s end structure. Read more...

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TOMY Company Announces Recall of Pokémon Plush Toys - August 06, 2004 - Tomy is recalling about 7,400 Pokémon plush dolls, beanbags, and key chains. Tips of sewing needles have been found in the stuffing posing a puncture hazard. There is a production code on the toy’s label that begins with a letter and is followed by two numbers. The following production codes are included in the recall: A04, B04, C04, D04, E03, E04, F03, F04, G03, G04, H03, I03, J03, K03, and L03. Read more...

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Consumer Products
Runtal Announces Recall to Replace Sundance Towel Warmers - October 06, 2004 - Runtal is recalling 200 Sundance Towel Warmers. The towel rack may overheat and rupture when overloaded with towels, releasing heated fluid which could result in a burn injury. The Sundance Towel Warmer is wall-mounted. Read more...

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New York Zion Trading Corp. Announces Recall of Electric Fans - October 06, 2004 - New York Zion Trading is recalling about 2,500 Portable oscillating electric fans. The wiring is undersized and the power plug is not polarized, creating fire and shock hazards. The recall involves 16-inch diameter 3-speed oscillating fans which mount on adjustable stands. "NYZT" appears in the center of the front fan guard. The model numbers FS-1601A and FS- 1607C are found on a silver label on the back of the controls. The fans come in two color combinations: either blue and white, or all gray. Read more...

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Bombardier Recreational Products Announces Recall of Snowmobiles - October 01, 2004 - Bombardier is recalling about 3,163 Ski-Doo®: Snowmobiles. The throttle lever could become stuck leading to loss of speed control and possible collision. The snowmobiles come in black, blue, gray, white, yellow and autumn/black Read more...

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Bombardier Recreational Products Announces Recall of Snowmobiles - October 01, 2004 - Bombardier is recalling about 1,613 Ski-Doo® 2004 MX Z (E) 800 HO and GSX LTD (E) 800 HO snowmobiles. The starter ring gear may crack, causing fragmentation and debris, which may act as a projectile at high speeds. A projectile could cause serious injury or death. The snowmobiles come in black, blue, gray, white, and yellow. Read more...

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Recall of Amana, Trane, and American Standard Air Conditioners/Heat Pumps - September 30, 2004 - About 875,000 units are involved in this recall. The units can be a fire hazrd when the filter becomes clogged due to lack of maintenance, severely restricting airflow and resulting in elevated internal temperature. These units are owned mainly by commercial and institutional organizations and are used in the lodging industry, apartments, hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, schools, and government buildings. A small number of the recalled units are owned by individual homeowners. The PTACs are beige in color and are intended for through-the-wall installation. Read more...

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Full Speed Ahead Announces Recall of Bicycle Wheel Quick Releases - September 29, 2004 - Full Speed Ahead (FSA) is recalling about 1,375 sets of Scatto bicycle wheel quick releases. An internal part in the lever mechanism can break, reducing clamping effectiveness and rendering the unit inoperable, potentially causing a bicyclist to fall. The Full Speed Ahead Scatto quick release was sold as standard equipment for RD-400 and XC-300 bicycle wheelsets and also separately. The levers are laser etched "FSA" and the end pieces have a distinctive round shape. Read more...

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Specialized Bicycle Components Announces Recall of Bicycles - September 29, 2004 - Specialized Bicycle Components is recalling about 1,500 Allez Sport, Allez Elite, Roubaix, and Sequoia Bicycles. The handlebar may loosen and turn unexpectedly, which can cause the rider to lose control and fall. The recalled handlebars were sold on the 2005 Allez Sport, 2005 Allez Elite, 2005 Roubaix (base model) and 2005 Sequoia (base model) bicycles. Read more...

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Sauder Woodworking Co. Announces Recall of TV/VCR Carts - September 28, 2004 - Sauder Woodworking is recalling 300,000 TV/VCR carts. The carts can tip over and the television can fall off, posing a risk of serious injury or death if the TV and cart fall on a child. The recalled TV/VCR carts are white, light brown and light reddish brown; have decorative hardware and trim; and are about 29 inches wide, 17 inches deep, and 25 inches high. The carts are equipped with a top shelf for a television 20 inches or smaller and a middle shelf for a VCR and a lower storage area. The recalled carts include models 3355, 6355, 7755, 9855 and 9755, which can be found on the instruction book that came with the cart. Read more...

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Polaris Industries Announces Recall of ATVs - September 27, 2004 - Polaris is recalling about 12,170 "Sportsman 700 EFI" All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). The throttle cable may bind when the handlebars are turned full left or full right, resulting in an increase in engine speed and unintended vehicle acceleration. In addition, the fuel line may rub against the vehicle chassis, resulting in a fuel line leak which could be a fire hazard. All model year 2004 "Sportsman 700 EFI" ATVs with model numbers A04CH68CU, A04CH68AU, A04CH68AP, and A04CH68AQ are part of this recall. The model number is on the rear upper frame tube located directly under the right side of the seat. The ATVs have black seats with a grey, red, and black chassis. "700 Sportsman" is prominently displayed on the right and left side of the chassis, body and fuel tank, and "EFI" is displayed on the instrument/headlight pod. Read more...

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IKEA Home Furnishings Announces Recall of Glass-Door Wall Cabinets - September 24, 2004 - IKEA is recalling about 25,000 BERTBY Glass-Door Wall Cabinets. Some of these glass-door wall cabinets have the wrong sized screws for the safety bracket, which can result in the cabinet not being properly secured to the wall. The cabinets can fall and injure nearby consumers. The glass-door wall cabinets have "BERTBY," the product article number (380.472.10) and supplier number (14709) written on a label on the underside of the bottom panel or on the top side of the top panel. Read more...

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Bombardier and John Deere Announce Recall of ATVs - September 22, 2004 - Bombardier Recreational Products and John Deere are recalling about 23,000 All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). The front brake hose can be pulled out of its retaining brackets on either side of the ATV by foreign objects. This can cause the brake hose to wear by rubbing on the inner wheel or shock absorber spring seat, ultimately causing a brake fluid leak resulting in a complete loss of front braking capacity. This can lead to an increase in the braking distance and possible collision with bystanders, fixed objects, or other vehicles, causing serious injury or death. The 2003, 2004, and 2005 year models of "Traxter," "Traxter MAX," and "Quest" Bombardier ATVs are involved in this recall. In addition, the 2005 year models of "Buck" and "Trail Buck" John Deere ATVs are involved in the recall. These 4-wheel ATVs are red, green, yellow, or black in color. Read more...

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Eddie Bauer Announces Recall of Ebtek Brand Backpacks with Stools - September 22, 2004 - Eddie Bauer is recalling about 300 Ebtek brand backpacks with stools. The stool could collapse and cause the person using the stool to fall. The stool does not meet the firm’s strength requirements. It is a small, crossed leg, folding stool that stows in an outside pocket of the backpack. The stool has a metal frame and a fabric seat. Read more...

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Performance Inc. and Supergo Inc. Announce Recall of Bicycle Handlebars - September 22, 2004 - Performance Inc. and Supergo Inc. are recalling about 300 Forte Flyte OS" and "Weyless CF200" carbon bicycle handlebars. The handlebars can develop cracks that may not be visible, which can cause the handlebar to break without warning, resulting in serious injury or death. Both handlebars are gray. The Performance Forte Flyte has printing along the top of the handlebar. On the left front is "Forte" in red, and on the right front is "Flyte." On the right top is "ACT" in large white letters and "Advanced Carbon Technology" in smaller letters. The Supergo Weyless handlebar says "Weyless" in white and has a red oval with "Full Carbon Composite" printed in white. On the left side is "CF" in red, "200" in white, and "Hi-Pressure Solid Compaction" in white. The Performance handlebars were sold separately, not as part of a bicycle. The Supergo handlebars were sold separately and as part of the 2004 Scattante SC-R bicycle. Read more...

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Wild Country Ltd. Announces Recall of Helium Carabiners - September 21, 2004 - DMM Engineering is recalling about 1,000 Wild Country-brand Helium carabiners used in rock climbing. The carabiner gate may come open under a heavy load, which will significantly reduce the strength of the carabiner. The carabiner could break if the climber falls, posing a risk of serious injury or death to the climber. These are Wild Country-brand carabiners sold under the following model names: Helium Dyneema, Helium DYN QD 5 X 13, Helium Clean Wire, and Oxygen- Helium. They are marked with batch codes AAA, AAB, AAC, AAD, AAE, and AAF. "Wild Country" and the model name are written on the carabiners. Read more...

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Gruga U.S.A. Announces Recall to Repair Office Chairs Sold at Staples Stores - September 21, 2004 - Gruga U.S.A. is recalling 18,000 Executive Office Chairs. The legs on the base of the chair can break, posing a risk of injury to the user. The recalled executive office chairs include the 795-0115 model with black leather and the 795-0228 model with black fabric. Underneath the seat cushion the name "Novimex Fashion Ltd." can be found on the large label and the model numbers and date codes can be found on a smaller label. Only chairs with a date code prior to April 1, 2004, are included in this recall. Read more...

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IMI Cornelius Announces Recall to Repair Frozen Carbonate Drink Dispensers - September 17, 2004 - IMI Cornelius is recalling about 990 Frozen Carbonate Drink Dispensers. The motor drive can overheat and cause the liquid contents to become hot. If this happens, the dispenser’s nozzle can break and expose consumers to the hot liquid, posing a risk of burns. The units contain two or four dispensing valves and come in various color combinations. The names "Cornelius," "FCB," and "Pinnacle" are located on identification plates on the unit’s right side panel. Read more...

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Arctic Cat Announces Recall of Certain 2004 Snowmobiles - September 16, 2004 - Arctic Cat is recalling 5,193 snowmobiles. The red plastic skis used on certain 2004 Firecat and Sabercat snowmobiles could crack or break as a result of off-season exposure to ultraviolet sunlight. Ski failure could lead to loss of control that could result in severe injury or death. All 2004 Arctic Cat Firecat and Sabercat snowmobiles with red plastic skis are included in this recall. Read more...

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NCR Corp. Announces Recall of NCR Universal Inkjet Refill Kits - September 15, 2004 - NCR is recalling about 78,000 universal inkjet refill kits. The product does not have required child-resistant packaging or required warning labels. The product contains ethylene glycol, posing an ingestion hazard to young children. The recalled kits were sold in a clear plastic package with color or black ink. The black ink kits have model numbers 943264 and 999292 and the color ink kits have model number 999289 printed on the side panel above the UPC code. The two black inkjet sets contain four plastic bottles of black ink, two plastic bottles of cleaning fluid and one toolkit. The color inkjet set contains six plastic bottles of colored ink, two plastic bottles of cleaning solution and one toolkit. Read more...

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Lexmark Announces Recall of Laser Printers - September 07, 2004 - Lexmark is recalling 39,431 laser printers. These printers can short-circuit, posing an electrical shock hazard to consumers. The recall includes Lexmark, Dell and IBM brand laser printers. The brand name and model number for the Lexmark and IBM laser printers can be found on the front of the printer. For Dell laser printers, the brand name is on the front of the printer and the model number is inside the front cover. The recall includes the following model numbers: Lexmark E232, E232t, E330, E332n, E332tn; IBM Infoprint 1412, 1412n; Dell 1700 and 1700n. Read more...

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Pelagic Pressure Systems Announces Recall of SCUBA BC Inflators - September 02, 2004 - Pelagic Pressure Systems is recalling about 11,600 Oceanic-brand Reliant Buoyancy Compensator (BC) Inflators and AERIS-brand AW3 BC Inflators. The Power Inflator Buttons can stick, which can cause uncontrolled inflation of the BC. This could cause divers to ascend too fast, resulting in decompression sickness as well as the danger of an embolism. Read more...

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Halcyon Manufacturing Announces Recall of SCUBA BC Inflators - September 02, 2004 - Halcyon SCUBA is recalling about 4,000 Buoyancy Compensator (BC) Inflators. The SCUBA BC bladder can have a slow leak because of imperfections within the machining of the stainless air barrel of their inflators. This can cause unexpected buoyancy problems with divers, possibly resulting in decompression sickness. Halcyon is recalling all stainless steel power inflators. The BCs sold with these inflators are black and the Halcyon logo is on the front and collar of the BCs. Read more...

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IBM Announces Recall of AC Adapters for Notebook Computers - September 02, 2004 - International Business Machines (IBM) is recalling 225,000 AC Power Adapters. The adapters can overheat, cause damage to the circuit board and melt through the housing, which poses a fire and electrical shock hazard to consumers. The recalled 56W AC power adapters were shipped primarily with IBM ThinkPad i Series, 390 and 240 Series, and s Series notebook computers. The adapters have three hollow pins at the AC inlet and part number 02K6549 on a label on the top of the unit. The IBM logo appears on top of the unit. Adapters with solid pins are not included in this recall. Read more...

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Theraline Announces Recall of Maternity and Nursing Pillows - September 01, 2004 - Theraline is recalling about 1,000 Big V Maternity and Nursing Pillows. If infants are placed on these pillows and left unattended, there is a risk of suffocation since the pillows are loosely filled with plastic beads. The pillows have a blue or peach-colored print fabric showing yellow moons, hearts and stars, or tan and blue teddy bears. "THERALINE," "THE BIG V" and "Finest Micropearl Filling" are written on a fabric tag sewn on the pillow. Read more...

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Boston Billows Announces Recall of Nursing Pillows - September 01, 2004 - Boston Billows is recalling about 8,000 Nursing Pillows. If infants are placed on these pillows and left unattended, there is a risk of suffocation since they are loosely filled with plastic beads. There is a 100 percent cotton hypoallergenic cover of various colors and prints over the white pillow. The outer cover is removable. The whole pillow is washable. The fabric tag on the pillow reads, "Boston Billows, Inc." Read more...

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Whirlpool Announces Recall of Cooking Products - August 26, 2004 - Whirlpool is recalling 24,500 freestanding ranges, double ovens, and oven-microwave combinations. All of the appliances use faulty wiring, which can overheat, melt through the insulation and cause a short circuit. They may pose a shock hazard to consumers if the appliance is not properly grounded. The recall involves Whirlpool and KitchenAid brand freestanding ranges, double ovens, and oven-microwave combination products. Read more...

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GE Announces Recall of Ranges and Wall Ovens - August 26, 2004 - General Electric (GE) is recalling 28,300 GE, Hotpoint, Kenmore, and Americana brand freestanding electric ranges and double wall ovens. The ranges and wall ovens have faulty wiring, which can melt and cause the oven to short circuit. The appliance can then stop working and pose a shock hazard to consumers. The recall includes electric coil top freestanding ranges and wall ovens. The coil ranges are 30 inches wide with controls in the rear. Read more...

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Apple Announces Recall of PowerBook Computer Batteries - August 19, 2004 - Apple Computer is recalling 28,000 rechargeable batteries used in 15-inch PowerBook G4 computers. An internal short can cause the battery cells to overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The recalled batteries are used with the 15- inch PowerBook G4 (Aluminum) laptop computer. The batteries, which contain cells manufactured during the last week of December 2003 only, have the model number A1045 and serial numbers that begin with HQ404, HQ405, HQ406, HQ407, or HQ408. The model and serial numbers can be found on a label on the bottom of the battery. Read more...

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American Signature Announces Recall of Dinette Chairs - August 18, 2004 - American Signature is recalling 380 "Windsor" dinette chairs. The stretch bar which connects to the chair’s legs can detach during normal use, causing the user to fall and suffer injuries. This recall involves "Windsor" style arm chairs. Made of black wood, the chairs have 9 metal spindles across the rounded back. Read more...

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Seventh Avenue Inc. Announces Recall of Kitchen Krumblers Candle - August 18, 2004 - Mostly Memories is recalling about 1,200 Kitchen Krumblers Apple Cinnamon Candles. The dried apples and cinnamon in the candle can ignite causing a flare up and breaking the glass, posing a fire hazard. The scented candle is housed in a clear glass holder and has a crumbled appearance with color variations. It contains slices of dried apple and cinnamon sticks in the wax. "Kitchen Krumblers" is labeled at the base of the candle. The candle was sold separately or in a set with another candle. Read more...

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Belkin Corp. Announce Recall of Rackmount Uninterruptible Power Supplies - August 17, 2004 - Belkin Corp. is recalling about 1,200 rackmount uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units. The UPS outputs were wired incorrectly creating a reverse polarity configuration and a potential electrical shock hazard to consumers. The recalled Belkin OmniGuard Rackmount UPS units are used to provide voltage regulation, surge suppression, and back-up power for electronic equipment. The Belkin OmniGuard Rackmount UPS units are black with a silver/grey panel on the front. Recalled units are the OmniGuard 1100 (Model no. F6C110-RKM-2U), OmniGuard 1500 (Model no. F6C150- RKM-2U), OmniGuard 2300 (Model no. F6C230-RKM-2U), and OmniGuard 3200 (Model no. F6C320-RKM-3U). The model number and model type can be found on a label on the rear of the unit. Read more...

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Vaxcel International Announces Recall of Ceiling Fans - August 13, 2004 - Vaxcel International is recalling 1,200 ceiling fans. These ceiling fans were assembled without the proper wire insulation sleeving, which could result in exposed wiring. Consumers could receive an electrical shock during installation or removal. These down-rod-mount, dual-motor, 36-inch ceiling fans were sold in chrome, stone white, brush nickel, polished brass, antique brass, or weathered patina finishes. Model number 355-6645 is printed on the box and on a label located on the central housing of the ceiling fan. The brand names of the fans are “Aire Tek” and “Turn-of-the- Century Apollo Series” which is written on the packaging only. A label located on the central housing of the ceiling fan displays the File Number “E215078,” the UL Listing Mark, and the model number 355-6645. Read more...

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OTT-LITE Technology Announce Recall of '10,000 Lux Light Box' That Simulates Natural Sunlight - August 11, 2004 - OTT-LITE Technology and Natural Options Inc. are recalling 226 "10,000 Lux" Light Boxes. Overheating around the socket (where the bulb fits into the light box) can result in melted plastic and smoke, posing a possible fire and burn hazard. The recalled "10,000 Lux Light Box" produces light to simulate natural sunlight. The units, which are white with a translucent, hinged door, measure 24 inches high, 12 ½ inches wide, and 3 ¾ inches deep. Some of the recalled light boxes may have a small label on the top of the unit with the name "Nu-Yu Light." Read more...

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Axis Imex Recalls Outta Hand Ceramic Porcelain Cocktail Plates Because of Possible Health Risk - August 05, 2004 - Axis Imex Inc., is recalling Outta Hand Ceramic Porcelain Cocktail Plates because they may contain high levels of leachable lead. Product was distributed to retail stores in the following States: FL, DE, CA, MI, PA, NY, GA, CO, AL and IA. Each package of the Outta Hand Ceramics Porcelain Cocktail Plates distributed by Axis Imex, Inc. consists of a round box containing four cocktail plates and has a UPC numbers of 17433 98001 or 17433 98003, item numbers: 09- 8002A or 09-8003A. Read more...

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Food Products
Seneca Foods Corporation Expands Recall of Sliced Beets - September 30, 2004 - Seneca Foods Corporation, Marion, NY is announcing an expansion to the voluntary recall of canned 15 ounce sliced beets and no salt sliced beets announced on September 28, 2004. The expansion of the recall includes the additional labels of Best Yet, Fry's, Safeway and Von's. Additional states where the product was distributed include Iowa, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and West Virginia. The voluntary recall of 60,462 cases of canned 15 ounce sliced beets and no salt sliced beets is due to the potential for the product to be underprocessed. Read more...

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Alta-Dena Dairy Announces Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream - September 30, 2004 - Alta-Dena Certified Dairy Incorporated announced today that it is voluntarily recalling mislabeled quart containers of Baskin-Robbins brand ice cream because they contain undeclared eggs. The ice cream is packaged in a 2-piece quart container with a lid that identifies the product as "Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream" and a cup that identifies the product as "OREO ® Cookies ‘n Cream Ice Cream." The ice cream actually inside the container is "Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream" and contains eggs that are not listed as an ingredient on the label of the cup portion of the container. Read more...

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Mecca N.Y. Inc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Hazelnuts and Milk in 'Kinder Happy Hippo' (Chocolate Candy) - September 29, 2004 - Mecca N.Y., Inc of Bronx, New York is recalling 10 dozens of the chocolate candy with the brand name "Kinder Happy Hippo", because it may contain undeclared milk and hazelnuts. "KINDER HAPPY HIPPO" was distributed in New York State in the Manhattan areas through deli grocery stores. The product comes in a light brown/chocolate colored box that weighs 4 oz. and the product is designed into the shape of a hippo. The brand name of the product is "Kinder Happy Hippo" and comes only in a chocolate flavor. Read more...

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Food Recall (Sliced Beets) Because of Possible Health Risk - September 28, 2004 - Seneca Foods Corporation, Marion, NY is announcing a voluntary recall of 42,085 cases of canned 15 oz sliced beets and no salt sliced beets due to the potential for the product to be underprocessed. The recall extends to several labels including Libby’s, Stokely’s, Always Save, America’s Choice, American Value, D&W, Dominick’s, Flavorite, Food Club, Foodland, Friday, Goya, Green Valley, Harris-Teeter, Hill Country Fare, Kroger, Ligo, Parade, Piggly Wiggly, Promos, Publix, Wylwood, Shop N Save, Shurfine, Southern Home, Sysco Classic, Thrifty Maid, US Blue. Read more...

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Frito-Lay Recalls Tostitos Monterey Jack Queso Dip Due to Health Risk - September 24, 2004 - Frito-Lay announced the voluntary recall of Tostitos Monterey Jack Queso Dip due to the potential for the product to be underprocessed. While no illnesses have been reported, there is a possibility that the product could be contaminated with harmful microorganisms. The company is now retrieving the product from its distribution system and store shelves. The recall extends to only Tostitos Monterey Jack Queso Dip distributed nationally. This is a white cheese dip in a 15 ¼ ounce glass jar with a blue label. The specific jars have a freshness date of April 8, 2005 through June 16, 2005, which is printed on the shoulder of the jar below the lid. Product within these time codes should not be eaten even if it does not look or smell spoiled. Read more...

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Iowa Firm Recalls Lunchables Due to Mislabeling - September 23, 2004 - A Kraft Foods Global, Inc. establishment in Davenport, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,000 packages of ham and swiss cheese ready-to-eat complete meals (Lunchables) due to mislabeling. According to the product label, a fruit roll is included in the package. Instead, the package contains a Butterfinger bar, a snack made with peanuts, a common allergen. Read more...

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Nabisco Issues Recall for Undeclared Milk in Mini Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookies - September 21, 2004 - Nabisco Foods, a Kraft Company of East Hanover, NJ, is recalling the "Carry Me Pack" that contains 1.5 oz. boxes of Mini Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with the two "Best When Purchased" dates of 20JANBK and 21JANBK because the bags inside the Oreo boxes may contain Ritz Bits Cheese Sandwiches. Ritz Bits Cheese Sandwiches are made with milk ingredients which can cause severe health problems. Read more...

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Wisconsin Firm Recalls Beef Products for Possible E. coli 0157:H7 - September 17, 2004 - Packerland Packing Company, a Green Bay, Wis., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 59,000 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The ground beef subject to recall was produced on September 2, 2004 and was shipped to distributors in Louisiana, Virginia, South Carolina, Indiana, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Illinois for sale in restaurants and retail stores. Read more...

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Brooklyn Imports, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in 'BELWEDER PICKLED MUSHROOMS' - September 17, 2004 - BROOKLYN IMPORTS, INC., 175 Broad Street, Carlstadt, New Jersey 07072 is recalling "BELWEDER PICKLED MUSHROOMS" because they contain undeclared sulfites. People who have allergies to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The recalled "BELWEDER PICKLED MUSHROOMS" were distributed in the New York State area in retail stores. The "BELWEDER PICKLED MUSHROOMS" come in 30.6 oz. clear glass jars marked with the UPC #6735385798764. Read more...

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Desly International Corp. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in 'SMAK MUSHROOMS SALAD' - September 17, 2004 - Desly International Corp., 242 47 th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11220 is recalling "SMAK MUSHROOMS SALAD" because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life- threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The recalled "SMAK MUSHROOMS SALAD" is packaged in clear 350g glass jars with code 05.20.2006. They were sold throughout the United States. Read more...

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Iowa Firm Recalls Pork Products That May Contain Foreign Material - September 17, 2004 - Sioux-Preme Packing Company, a Sioux Center, Iowa, firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,110 pounds of pork products that may contain foreign material. The products subject to recall are 110 pork shoulder butts that may contain small electronic transponders. The devices were inserted in the shoulders of the animals at a livestock production facility and the animals were inadvertently shipped to slaughter. The hogs were slaughtered on September 10 and were shipped to establishments in Colorado, Iowa and Mexico for further processing. Read more...

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JCM, Ltd. Issues Recall of 972 Jars of Mislabeled Pesto - September 16, 2004 - JCM, Ltd. of Melrose Park, IL, is recalling 972 jars of Pesto bearing the World Classics brand label. The recalled product contained walnuts and wheat meal which are not declared on the label. The jars of Pesto are identified as follows: Brand: World Classics, UPC: 0 36800 18876 1, Product Description: Pesto, Size: 3 oz., Code: Product of Italy 255183. The recalled jars of Pesto were distributed to Piggly-Wiggly Stores located in South Carolina and Georgia and Big Y Stores located in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Read more...

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California Natural Products Recalls Various Beverage Products - September 09, 2004 - California Natural Products, Lathrop, California, is recalling various Imagine Foods Rice Dream and Soy Dream, White Wave Silk Soy Milk, and Blue Diamond Almond Breeze beverage products because of a processing failure and the remote possibility that the product could become contaminated with harmful microorganisms. Product was distributed via distributors and retail centers nationwide. All products are in 32 FL OZ (1 QT) TetraPak paper containers produced between March 8 and March 22, 2004. Read more...

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Spring House Creamery Recalls Creamline Goat and Creamline Cow Milk - September 02, 2004 - Spring House Creamery announced today that their customers should return any Spring House Creamery Creamline Goat Milk carrying "sell-by" dates of 9/13, 9/15 and 9/17, and Creamline Cow Milk carrying a "sell-by" date of 9/6. The recalled milk was distributed to parts of the Bay/Thumb and mid Michigan areas as well as throughout Southeast Michigan. Read more...

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Dandee Foods Recalls 'The Club' Sandwich Because of Possible Health Risk - August 27, 2004 - Dandee Foods of Jacksonville, FL is recalling its 5.15 oz. "The Club" sandwiches because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled "The Club" sandwiches were distributed to convenience stores in Florida and Georgia. The product is sealed in a plastic wedge-shaped container and is marked with a "Sell By" date of Sept. 03. Read more...

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Missouri Firm Recalls Chicken Breasts That May Contain Pieces of Metal - August 26, 2004 - ConAgra Foods, a Macon, Mo., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 85,600 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken breast strips that may contain pieces of metal. The products were packaged on July 20, 21 and 27, 2004, and were distributed to retail stores nationwide. Read more...

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Illinois Firm Recalls Beef Products for Possible E. coli 0157:H7 - August 20, 2004 - Quantum Foods, a Bolingbrook, Ill., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 406,000 pounds of frozen beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The products subject to recall were produced on June 23 and 24 and were distributed nationwide to restaurants, military institutions and retail stores. Some products were also distributed through door-to-door sales. Each box bears the establishment code "EST. 213-D" inside the USDA seal of inspection. Read more...

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Neighbors Coffee Expands Coffee Allergy Alert to Include Undeclared Almonds in Tea - August 16, 2004 - On Friday August 16th, Neighbors Coffee of Oklahoma City, OK, announced a recall of 25 flavors of whole bean, nut flavored coffees that contain undeclared peanuts, hazelnuts, almonds, and/or pecans. Recalled coffee includes Caffeinated, European Decaffeinated, and Swiss Water Decaffeinated whole bean, nut flavored coffees in 8 oz, 12 oz, 1 lb., and 5 lb. packaging. Neighbors Coffee announces today the expansion of this recall to include 2 lb. bulk packages of caffeinated and decaffeinated Amaretto Tea and Cherry Almond Tea because the teas contain undeclared almonds. Recalled teas were sold nationwide in bulk bins at retail stores. Recalled teas were also sold by mail order, Internet, and telephone orders. The Amaretto Tea and Cherry Almond Tea were produced from 2-12-04 through 8-12-04. Both teas, packaged in 2 pound bags, are marked with lot numbers 0434 through 2254 on the front, bottom center of the package. Read more...

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Neighbors Coffee Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Nuts in Coffee - August 13, 2004 - Neighbors Coffee of Oklahoma City, OK, is recalling all whole bean coffees produced with nuts as an ingredient. The hazelnuts, almonds, peanuts, and/or pecans were undeclared ingredients used in all nut-flavored, whole bean coffees packed in 8 ounce, 1 pound, and 5 pound bags. The whole bean, nut-flavored coffees in 8 ounce and larger packages include the following flavors produced 2-12-04 through 8-12-04. the 5 pound bags are marked with lot numbers 0434-2254 on the front, bottom center of the package. The 8 ounce and 1 pound packages do not bear a lot code. Read more...

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Murray Int'l Trading Co., Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Wing Shing Dried Lily Flower - August 10, 2004 - Murray International Trading, Inc., 908 Dean Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11238 is recalling Wing Shing Dried Lily Flower because it may contain undeclared sulfites. The recalled Wing Shing Dried Lily Flower was sold in a clear, uncoded, 6oz plastic package and is a product of China. The product was sold throughout New York State. Read more...

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New York Firm Recalls Hams for Possible Contamination - August 10, 2004 - Zemco Industries, Inc., Division of Foodbrands America Inc., a Buffalo, N.Y., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 422 pounds of fully cooked ham that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products subject to recall are bulk packages of "RUSSER, Canadian Brand Maple Ham, Made in the USA, WATER ADDED." A sell by date of "OCT. 25, 04" appears on each label. In addition, the hams bear the establishment code "Est. 5222" inside the USDA mark of inspection. Read more...

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FDA Alerts Consumers That Certain Healthy Way Brand Sprouted Grain Bread Products May Contain Stone Pieces - August 09, 2004 - Based on reports from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that certain Healthy Way brand name sprouted grain bread products may contain small pieces of stone that could cause injuries. The products are manufactured by Olafson's Baking Company of Annacis Island , British Columbia, Canada, and are distributed through retail outlets in the states of Washington and Oregon. Read more...

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K.L.Y. Trading Company, Inc. Recalls 'Dried Sesame Seeds,' 'Dried Red Pepper' and 'Dried Mung Beans' Because of Possible Health Risk - August 03, 2004 - K.L.Y. Trading Co., Inc. of San Francisco, California, is recalling the following products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella: "Dried Sesame Seeds" Net Wt: 14 oz., "Dried Red Pepper" Net Wt: 2 oz. and "Dried Mung Beans" Net Wt: 14 oz. These products come in a clear plastic bag. The firm's logo displays two red fish holding a yellow coin and the firm's name and address appear on the front of the plastic bag. Product sold after March 30, 2004, is being recalled. Read more...

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Health Products
FDA Issues Public Health Advisory on Vioxx as its Manufacturer Voluntarily Withdraws the Product - September 30, 2004 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today acknowledged the voluntary withdrawal from the market of Vioxx (chemical name rofecoxib), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) manufactured by Merck & Co. FDA today also issued a Public Health Advisory to inform patients of this action and to advise them to consult with a physician about alternative medications. Merck is withdrawing Vioxx from the market after the data safety monitoring board overseeing a long-term study of the drug recommended that the study be halted because of an increased risk of serious cardiovascular events, including heart attacks and strokes, among study patients taking Vioxx compared to patients receiving placebo. The study was being done in patients at risk of developing recurrent colon polyps. Read more...

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John Frieda ® Professional Hair Care, Inc. Announces Voluntary U.S. Recall of Blow Dryer Styling Spray, Frizz-Ease® 5-Minute Manager™ - August 12, 2004 - John Frieda Professional Hair Care, Inc. announced today it is voluntarily recalling its Frizz-Ease 5-Minute Manager Blow- Dry Styling Spray, 6.7 fluid ounces (200 ml) pump spray. The voluntary recall was initiated after a complaint was filed and testing revealed the contaminating organisms as yeast and mold. The product recall is limited to the following lot codes: S025AS064 and S025AS065. The code is printed on the bottom of the bottle. Read more...

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Plant and Animal Products
Fort Dodge to Comply With FDA's Request to Recall ProHeart 6 Injectable Heartworm Product from the Market Due to Serious Health Concerns - September 03, 2004 - Fort Dodge Animal Health, of Overland Park, Kansas, at FDA's request, has agreed to immediately cease production and recall its heartworm medication ProHeart®6 from the market until the FDA's concerns about adverse reaction reports associated with the product can be resolved. ProHeart®6 is an approved injectable sustained-release heartworm prevention product for dogs. FDA is also advising veterinarians to avoid administering this product to dogs until further notice. Pet owners should consult their veterinarians regarding their pet's health care needs. Read more...

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