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Thursday
May262011

Walmart Recalls GE Food Processors After Injuries, Fires Reported

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(WASHINGTON) -- Walmart issued a recall Wednesday of 255,000 food processors after receiving reports that the product caused fires and injuries to consumers' fingertips.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said the recall affects GE-branded, 14-cup food processors that were sold at the retail giant's U.S. stores and website for about $50 between September 2009 and February 2011.  The black and stainless steel-trimmed processors were made in China and have a model number of 169203.

Walmart has received 58 complaints about the product, 21 of which led to fingertip injuries and three of which resulted in fires.

According to the CPSC, the food processor's safety interlock system can fail, allowing it to start without its lid on and, therefore, pose a laceration threat to consumers.  The appliance could also emit smoke and catch fire.

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Thursday
Apr142011

Ford Recalls 1.2 Million F-150 Pickups

KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images(DEARBORN, Mich.) -- Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will recall 1.2 million F-150 pickup trucks made between 2004 and 2006 because of an airbag wiring defect.

The airbags can pop out unexpectedly without warning, mainly when drivers start the car.  Numerous injuries have been reported because of the defect, including broken teeth and noses.

In February, Ford recalled about 10 percent -- or nearly 150,000 -- of the F-150 pickup trucks manufactured in 2005 and 2006, claiming they were the only ones with the defect.

But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration argued otherwise, and pushed Ford to recall thousands more trucks which the government says caused at least 98 reported injuries.

The problem, officials say, is a wire bundle under the steering wheel column that rubs against a sharp edge.  It can be fixed by simply wrapping a wire bundle with tape to protect it. 

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Sunday
Apr032011

Turkey Burgers Sold at Sam's Club Stores Recalled

Jennie-O Turkey Store(AUSTIN, Minn.) -- Possible salmonella contamination has spurred the recall of more than 27 tons of frozen turkey burgers sold at Sam’s Club stores nationwide.

Jennie-O Turkey Store says at least 12 people in 10 states have been sickened after consuming its “All Natural Lean White Meat Turkey Burgers,” sold as a 4-pound carton with 12 individually wrapped 1/3 pound burgers.

The boxes in question bear the UPC 042222 261081 and a use by date of Dec. 23, 2011.

The company is warning consumers not to eat the recalled burgers and to instead return them to a Sam’s Club store for a refund.

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Wednesday
Mar302011

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Yet More Tylenol

Cristina Arias/Getty Images(FORT WASHINGTON, Penn.) -- The trouble continues for Johnson & Johnson, the maker of Tylenol. Yet another lot of its adult pain relievers have been recalled voluntarily because of complaints about a strange, musty odor.

Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Health division has now announced it is recalling one lot -- roughly 34,000 150-count bottles -- of Tylenol 8 Hour Extended Release Caplets.

"McNeil is taking this action as part of our ongoing surveillance and monitoring efforts that identified a small number of complaints of a musty or moldy odor," McNeil said in a statement.

The company said it believes the odor is caused by trace amounts of chemicals called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA) and 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (TCA).

TBA comes from the breakdown of a chemical in wood pallets used to transport and store the packaging materials for the bottles.

In October 2010, McNeil recalled roughly 128,000 bottles of the same caplets. In July 2010, McNeil announced a recall of 21 different product lots, including Children's Tylenol, Benadryl and Motrin. And in the largest recall of children's medicine in history, Johnson & Johnson pulled more than 136 million bottles of Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl -- more than 40 products in all -- in April.

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Wednesday
Mar232011

CPSC Reissues Recall on over 985,000 Delta Drop-Side Cribs

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is once again recalling drop-side cribs made by Delta Enterprise Corp. after learning that a seven-month-old girl from Colorado became entrapped and suffocated in her recalled crib in 2009.

The latest recall affects more than 985,000 cribs and is a reissue of the original recall from October 2008.  It includes 49 models with "Crib Trigger Lock with Safety Peg" drop-side hardware.

The affected cribs were made in Taiwan and Indonesia and sold at major retailers like Kmart, Target and Walmart between January 1995 and December 2005.

The CPSC warns that missing safety pegs can cause the crib's drop-side rail to disengage from the track, creating a hazardous space in which an infant can become entrapped and suffocate.

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Tuesday
Mar152011

'Lean Cuisine' Spaghetti and Meatballs Recalled

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service(WASHINGTON) -- Nestle is recalling more than 10,000 pounds of its Lean Cuisine frozen spaghetti and meatball entrée after consumers reported finding pieces of hard plastic in the product.

The recall includes 9.5-oz. packages of "Lean Cuisine Simple Favorites, Spaghetti with Meatballs." Packages bear a case code 0298595519P and a best before date of November, 2011.

The company said the spaghetti dishes were shipped to distributors and retail stores east of the Rocky Mountains.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Tuesday that there have been no injuries reported in connection to the recall.

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Thursday
Mar032011

Mazda Issues Recall for 65,000 Cars Due to Spider Infestation

Photo Courtesy - Mazda Motor of America(IRVINE, Calif.) -- Mazda announced Thursday it was recalling 65,000 cars in North and Central America due to the possibility that a vent line could become blocked by spiderwebs.

It is not clear to why the yellow sac spider likes to build its nests in the Mazda6, according to Mazda spokesman Jeremy Barnes.

Blockage can lead to cracks in the gas tank and even risks of fire.

Mazda's decision to recall comes after 20 cases of spider infestation were reported in cars with 4-cylinder engines, none with the V6 engine.

Mazda dealers plan to inspect and repair damaged fuel systems if necessary.  A spring will be installed to prevent the spiders from getting into the vent line.

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Thursday
Feb242011

Toyota Recalls More Than Two Million Cars

Photo Courtesy - PRNewsFoto/Toyota Media Relations(NEW YORK) -- Toyota is recalling more than two million cars to fix a problem related to unintended acceleration. 

Toyota is worried gas pedals could get stuck in the floor mat or carpeting of two million vehicles.  In some models, a plastic pad in the carpet needs to be reshaped.  In other models, the floor mat needs to be properly secured to prevent the accelerator from sticking. 

These latest recalls resolve a government investigation into whether Toyota recalled enough vehicles to address sudden acceleration.

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Thursday
Feb172011

Honda Recalls 97,000 Automobiles

Image Courtesy - PR NewsFoto/Honda(TORRANCE, Calif.) -- Honda is recalling more than 97,000 vehicles throughout the U.S. due to safety problems with its 2009 and 2010 Honda Fit hatchbacks, the automaker announced in a press release on Thursday.

The recall involves a problem with the "lost motions springs" part that could potentially cause the engine to stall. Honda blamed a lack of lubrication for the defective part.

There have been no accidents reported, according to Honda.

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Wednesday
Jan262011

Toyota Issues Recalls of Nearly 1.7 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Photo Courtesy - Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images(TORRANCE, Calif.) -- Toyota Motor Corp. announced three separate recalls Wednesday affecting close to 1.7 million vehicles sold in the U.S. and worldwide.

The Japanese automaker issued a voluntary safety recall for nearly 245,000 Lexus models sold in the U.S. between 2006 and 2008, citing a problem with the installation of fuel pressure sensors.  Toyota says the pressure sensors may not be sufficiently tightened, posing a risk for fuel leakage if the sensors loosen over time.  The vehicles affected include Lexus GS and IS models.

Owners of the affected models will be notified of the recall by mail.  If a fuel leak is found, Lexus dealers will make the proper repairs free of charge.

Worldwide, Toyota is recalling about 1.3 million vehicles sold in Japan over a problem with a fuel delivery pipe and high-pressure fuel pump check valve.  The models affected by this recall include the Noah subcompact, RAV4 sport-utility vehicle, and Wish cars.

The automaker is also recalling 141,000 Avensis cars sold in Europe and New Zealand citing irregular fuel pipes that increase the likelihood of cracks and further leakage.

No accidents related to any of these leakage problems have been reported so far, according to Toyota spokesman Paul Nolasco.

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