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Thursday, August 28, 2008

FDA Recalls From August 8-28

August 15, 2008

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Eat Certain Mussel Products from Bantry Bay Seafood

Manufacturer for Publix Brand Vanilla Wafers Issues a Recall for Undeclared Soy

August 14, 2008

Whole Foods Market Issues Recall on 365 Organic Everyday Value Popcorn, Lightly Salted Due to Undeclared Dairy Allergen

Peppers Unlimited, Inc. Recalls La Torre Jalapeno Nacho Slices

August 13, 2008

Interior Alaska Fish Processors, Inc. Recalls Santa's Smokehouse Brand Smoked Keta Salmon

August 12, 2008

Hop Lee Trading Co., Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Flower Brand Dried Sweet Potato

S&M (USA) Enterprise Corp. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Grove Grow Notes Brand Dried Bamboo Fungus Veiled Lady

August 11, 2008

Home Made Brand Foods Recalls Tuna Salad Because of Possible Health Risk

HOT POCKETS PEPPERONI PIZZA RECALLED BY NESTLE

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2008 - Nestlé Prepared Foods Company, a Mt. Sterling, Ky., establishment, is recalling approximately 215,660 pounds of frozen stuffed pepperoni pizza sandwich products that may contain foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 54-ounce, 12-pack cartons of "HOT POCKETS PEPPERONI PIZZA" brand stuffed sandwiches. Printed on the side of each carton is "8157544614D," "EST 7721A," and "BEST BEFORE JAN2010." Each carton bears the USDA mark of inspection.

The products were produced on June 5 and distributed to retail establishments nationwide.

The problem was discovered after the company received consumer complaints. FSIS has not received any consumer complaints or reports of injury at this time. Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of the products should contact a physician.

Media with questions about the recall should contact Company Marketing Communications Manager Roz O'Hearn at (440) 264-5170. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Nestlé Consumer Services Center at (800) 350-5016.

Simmering Soup, Inc. Recalls "TRADER MING'S Ready-to-eat Chicken Noodle Products


WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2008 - Simmering Soup, Inc., a Cumberland, R.I., establishment, is recalling approximately 987 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken noodle products because they may contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The following products are subject to recall: [View Label, PDF Only]

  • 12-ounce boxes of "TRADER MING'S Yakisoba Noodles with Sesame Chicken Breast." Each box bears the establishment number "P-21166" as well as a "SELL BY" date of "8/26" or earlier.

The ready-to-eat chicken noodle products were produced between July 1, 2008, and Aug. 15, 2008, and were distributed to Trader Joe's stores in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The problem was discovered by the company. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician.

Media and consumers with questions should contact company Operations Manager Shawn Early at (401) 333-8848, ext. 228.

CPSC Recalls From August 7

Regal Lager Recalls to Repair Phil & Teds Strollers Due to Laceration Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Regal Lager Inc., of Kennesaw, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 44,000 Phil & Teds e3 Single Buggy, e3 Twin Buggy and sport v1 Single Buggy Strollers (an additional 425 e3 Twin Buggy Strollers were recalled on May 5, 2006). The stroller’s hinge locking mechanism poses a laceration hazard to the user folding and unfolding the strollers.
bullet Countertop Water Dispensers Recalled by Greenway Home Products Due to Fire and Shock Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Greenway Home Products, of Northwood, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 44,000 Countertop Water Dispensers. The internal heating element could overheat and drop molten metal through ventilation openings in the water dispenser’s base onto the countertop, posing a fire hazard. The internal heating element also poses a shock hazard to consumers who touch it through the vents.
bullet GIA Instruments Recalls Polariscopes Due to Shock Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), GIA Instruments, of Carlsbad, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 8,000 Illuminator Polariscopes 415000 and 415. The polariscopes can have a ground wire missing, posing a risk of electrical shock to the user.
bullet Infants Strangled to Death in Simplicity Bassinets: CPSC Urges Consumers To Stop Using Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 Convertible “Close-Sleeper” Models
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents and caregivers to stop using convertible “close-sleeper/bedside sleeper” bassinets manufactured by Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pa. CPSC has learned that on August 21, 2008, a 5-month-old girl from Shawnee, Kan. was strangled to death when she became entrapped between the bassinet’s metal bars. This is the second strangulation death CPSC has learned of in the co-sleeper bassinets. On September 29, 2007, a 4-month-old girl from Noel, Mo. became entrapped in the metal bars of the bassinet and died.
bullet Indoor Lighting Fixtures Recalled by Lithonia Lighting Due to Impact Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lithonia Lighting, of Conyers, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 1,400 Indoor Lighting Fixtures. The glass reflector can separate from the fixture and fall, posing a risk of injury to consumers below the fixture.
bullet Goodman Company Recalls Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (PTAC) Units Due to Fire Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Goodman Company L.P., of Houston, Texas, is voluntarily recalling about 30,000 Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (PTAC) Units. The PTAC’s power cords can overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard.
bullet IMS Recalls Car Chargers Used With Halogen Spotlights Sold at Sears and K-Mart Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), International Merchandising Service Inc. (IMS), of Fullerton, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 210,000 Car Chargers Used with Power System Plus 3 Million Candlepower Spotlights. The car charger is incompatible with the spotlight’s battery, which can cause it to overcharge inside of a vehicle and pose a fire or burn hazard to consumers.
bullet Stroller Activity Bars Recalled by International Playthings Due to Choking Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), International Playthings Inc., of Parsippany, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 10,000 Taggies™ Strollin’ Along Stroller Activity Bars. The shiny material on the elephant’s ear on the activity bar can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
bullet Coffee Makers Recalled by Sears Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sears, Roebuck and Co. of Hoffman Estates, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 145,000 Kenmore and Kenmore Elite Coffee Makers. The wiring in the coffee maker can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.
bullet Power Light Modules Recalled by GCI Technologies Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), GCI Technologies Corp., of Edison, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 7,500 Power Light Modules. Internal wiring in the module’s circuit boards is incorrectly installed, posing a risk of an electrical fire and burn hazards to consumers.
bullet CPSC Warns of Dangers at Home in the Aftermath of Tropical Storm Fay
Portable gas generators, often used by consumers to restore power to their homes and businesses in the aftermath of a storm, produce high levels of deadly carbon monoxide (CO). CPSC warns consumers that generators should be used outdoors only, far from doors, windows, and vents that could allow CO to come indoors.
bullet Venmar CES Inc. Recalls Heat Recovery Ventilators Due to Fire Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Venmar CES Inc., of Saskatoon, Canada, is voluntarily recalling about 3,400 Light Commercial Heat Recovery Ventilators. The motors in these units can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
bullet Cervélo SA Recalls Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cervélo SA, of Switzerland, is voluntarily recalling about 5,800 Wolf SL Carbon Fiber Bicycle Forks. The forks steerer can break during normal use, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer serious injuries.
bullet Electrical Wire Splices Recalled Due to Shock and Fire Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), about 53,000 Electrical Wire Splices manufactured by Molex, of Lisle, Ill. (also known as Butt Splice Connectors) are being voluntarily recalled. The splice can fail to hold the wires adequately together, posing a shock and fire hazard to Consumers.
bullet Steam Cleaners Recalled by Thane International Due to Burn Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Thane International Inc., of La Quinta, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 134,000 H20 Portable Hand Held Steam Cleaners. Steam can escape from the handle and trigger of the steam cleaner, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
bullet CPSC Offers Tips for Back to School Safety
More than 50 million children are headed back to school this fall and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents to pay special attention to safety this school year. Whether it’s wearing a helmet while they ride their bikes, watching out for dangerous drawstrings in children’s jackets, or checking the safety of school soccer goals, CPSC has important safety tips that can keep children from being sidelined with injuries.
bullet Electra Bicycle Company Expands Recall of Amsterdam Bicycles; Chain Can Derail and Pose Injury Risk to Riders
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Electra Bicycle Company, LLC, of Vista, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 1,500 Amsterdam Bicycles (about 9,500 bicycles were recalled on July 22, 2008). The interior alignment tabs of the bicycle’s chainguard can be pushed against the chain causing it to derail, which poses a risk of injury to riders.
bullet Hobbico Inc. Recalls Batteries Used In Radio-Controlled Helicopters Due to Fire Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Hobbico Inc., of Champaign, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 11,000 Batteries Used In Radio-Controlled Helicopter Kits. The rechargeable battery can overheat and catch fire while charging, igniting nearby combustible materials. This poses a fire hazard to consumers.
bullet Flame Weeders Recalled by Gardener’s Supply Co. Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Gardener’s Supply Co., of Burlington, Vt., is voluntarily recalling about 2,000 Flame Weeders. The two-piece brass control valve can separate between the flame weeder and the propane tank and allow propane to leak from the tank. This poses fire and burn hazards to consumers.
bullet Rossignol Recalls Snowboard Bindings Due to Strap Failure
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Rossignol Ski Co., of Park City, Utah, is voluntarily recalling about 3,500 pairs of 2007 Rossignol HC Snowboard Bindings. The t-nuts that attached the buckles to the straps on the snowboard’s bindings can detach, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
bulletChildren’s Board Skirts Recalled By Chelsea & Scott Ltd. Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Chelsea & Scott Ltd., of Lake Bluff, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 600 Sun Smarties™ Children’s Board Skirts. The paint on the grommets of the skirts contains an excess level of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
bulletCooper Lighting Recalls Emergency and Exit Lights; Could Fail to Stay Illuminated in an Emergency
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cooper Lighting Inc., of Peachtree City, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 9,000 “Sure-Lite” and “AtLite” Exit and Emergency Lights. The lights can malfunction and not stay illuminated in the event of a power failure. This could result in a failure to provide adequate lighting to guide building occupants to an exit in an emergency.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls August 11 2008.

Fisher-Price Recalls Learning Pots and Pans™ Toys Due to Choking Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, NY, is voluntarily recalling about 15,000 Learning Pots & Pans™ Toys. Missing screws in the blue toy pan can cause the clear plastic cover to come loose and release small balls, presenting a choking hazard to young children.
bullet Atico International USA Recalls Personal Blenders Due to Laceration Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (for the Crofton® model) (East West Distributing Co., of Deerfield Ill. distributed the Signature Gourmet™ model), is voluntarily recalling about 124,000 Signature Gourmet and Crofton® Personal Blenders. While placing the cup on or off the base of the blender, the blender can be inadvertently turned on, activating the blade. This can pose a serious laceration hazard to consumers.
bullet Progress Lighting Recalls Indoor Light Fixtures; Lights Can Unexpectedly Fall Posing an Impact Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Progress Lighting, of Greenville, S.C., is voluntarily recalling about 6,000 Pendant-Style Ceiling-Mounted Indoor Light Fixtures. The ceiling-mount assembly that supports the light fixture can fail, causing the fixture to unexpectedly fall and injure consumers.
bullet Fire and Burn Hazards Prompt Recall of Gas Grills Sold at Lowe’s Stores
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C. and Lowe’s HIW, Inc., of Tukwila, Wash., are voluntarily recalling about 24,000 Perfect Flame Double Lid Four Burner Gas Grills. The cooking chamber of the grill can melt and/or ignite, posing a risk of fires and burn injuries to consumers.

Palama Holdings, LLC Recalls MAY’S HAWAII KALUA BRAND PORK

Recall Release CLASS I RECALL
FSIS-RC-030-2008 HEALTH RISK: HIGH

Congressional and Public Affairs
(202) 720-9113
Laura Reiser

WASHINGTON, Aug 10, 2008 – Palama Holdings, LLC, a Kapolei, Hawaii, establishment, is recalling approximately 4,535 pounds of fully cooked pork products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
The following product is subject to recall: [View Label]
  • 16-oz. bags of “MAY’S HAWAII KALUA BRAND PORK (WITH UP TO TWELVE PERCENT SOLUTION ADDED), FULLY COOKED, SMOKE FLAVOR ADDED.” Each bag bears the establishment number “EST. 11077” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as a freeze-by date of “9/17/08” or “9/20/08.” These 16-oz. bags available for retail purchase are distributed in packages of three, which are shipped in cases of 15 packages each. Each case is labeled “MAY’S KALUA BRAND PORK, 15 PACKAGES/3 LB EACH” and bears the case code “325466.”
  • 10-pound cases of “MAY’S KALUA BRAND PORK.” Each case bears the establishment number “EST. 11077” inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a date code “21708” and a case code “325469.” Each case contains two 5-pound packages intended for food service use.

The pork products were produced on Aug. 4 and Aug. 7, 2008, and were distributed to food service and retail establishments in Hawaii to the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Maui and Oahu.

The problem was discovered by FSIS routine microbiological testing. FSIS has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this product. Anyone with signs or symptoms of foodborne illness should consult a medical professional.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause miscarriages and stillbirths, and can also cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly, and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. Infection can spread to the nervous system, resulting in high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, nausea, confusion and convulsions.

Media with questions about the recall should call company Chief Executive Officer Bill Loose at (808) 682-8362. Consumers with questions about the recall should call company Vice President of Sales Lionel Yokoyama at (808) 682-8368.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Nebraska Beef, Ltd. Recalls 1.2 Million Pounds Of Beef Due To E.coli Contamination.

WASHINGTON, Aug 8, 2008 - Nebraska Beef, Ltd., an Omaha, Neb., establishment is recalling approximately 1.2 million pounds of primal cuts, subprimal cuts and boxed beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
These beef products were produced on June 17, June 24 and July 8, 2008. The shipping containers and product labels bear the establishment number “EST. 19336” inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as the brand “Coleman Natural.” However, these products were sent to establishments and retail stores nationwide for further processing and will likely not bear the establishment number “EST. 19336” on products available for direct consumer purchase.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact company Vice President of Administration James Timmerman at 402-733-0456. Media with questions about the recall should contact company representative William Lamson at (402) 397-7300.

The problem was discovered through a joint investigation with state departments of health and agriculture, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and FSIS. To date, 31 cases in 12 states and Canada have been identified in the investigation.

FSIS is continuing its investigation into any products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 or that are associated with illnesses and will take appropriate action when necessary.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness. Anyone with signs or symptoms of foodborne illness should consult a medical professional.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Dallas City Packing, Inc. Recalls Cattle Heads That Contain Prohibited Tonsils.

WASHINGTON, August 7, 2008 - Dallas City Packing, Inc., a Dallas, Texas, establishment, is recalling approximately 941,271 pounds of cattle heads with tonsils not completely removed, which is not compliant with regulations that require the removal of tonsils from cattle of all ages, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

Tonsils are considered a specified risk material (SRM) and must be removed from cattle of all ages in accordance with FSIS regulations. SRMs are tissues that are known to contain the infective agent in cattle infected with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), as well as materials that are closely associated with these potentially infective tissues. Therefore, FSIS prohibits SRMs from use as human food to minimize potential human exposure to the BSE agent.

The following products subject to recall include:

  • Various weight boxes of “2-BEEF HEAD.” Each shipping package bears the establishment number “EST. 156” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as a packaging date between “2 05 7” and
    “8 05 8” stamped on the side of the box.
  • Various weight boxes of “3-BEEF HEAD.” Each shipping package bears the establishment number “EST. 156” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as a packaging date between “2 05 7” and
    “8 05 8” stamped on the side of the box.

The company is recalling all products packed between Feb. 5, 2007, and Aug. 5, 2008. These products were distributed primarily to retail establishments in Texas as well as distribution centers in California, Colorado, Louisiana, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Texas.

The problem was discovered by FSIS.

Media and consumers with questions about the recall should contact company President Alan Rubin or Vice President David Meyers at (214) 948-3901.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

S&S Foods LLC. Recalls 153,630 pounds of frozen ground beef due to E.Coli Contamination

WASHINGTON, August 6 - S&S Foods LLC., an Azusa, Calif., firm, is recalling approximately 153,630 pounds of frozen ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.


The following products subject to recall include:

  • 30-pound boxes of “742798 MFST, 100% GROUND BEEF BULK, 80/20, 1LB. BRICK.”
These boxes of frozen ground beef products bear the establishment number “EST. 20375” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and a case code beginning “06238” ink-jet printed on the side of the box. This product was intended for food service and institutional use and not for direct retail purchase.

The problem was discovered through a joint epidemiological investigation by FSIS and the Virginia Department of Health as well as product testing by the Virginia Department of Health. These ground beef products were shipped to distribution centers located in Milwaukee, Wis., and Allentown, Penn.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

FSIS has received 11 reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Anyone with signs or symptoms of foodborne illness should consult a medical professional.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Keith Dunning at (626) 625-2039. Media with questions should contact Jeff Grohs, company Vice President of Business Development at (626) 625-2039.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Cribs, Cordless Brad Nailers, Electric Halogen Work Lights, Bicycle Pedals, BongoCheetah Girls Jackets, Drawstring Hoodies, and Hooded Sweatshirts R

Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Raw Blue Due to Strangulation Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Raw Blue Sportswear, of Moonachie, NJ, is voluntarily recalling about 5,740 Hooded Sweatshirts. The sweatshirts have drawstrings through the hood which pose a strangulation hazard to young children.
bullet Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Request Jeans Due to Strangulation Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Request Jeans, of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 1,200 Drawstring Hoodies. The hoodies have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children.
bullet Children’s Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled By Kids with Character Due to Strangulation Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kids with Character LLC, of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 1,200 BongoCheetah Girls Jackets. The garments have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children.
bullet Nine Firms Agree To Pay More Than $350,000 in Civil Penalties For Failing To Timely Report Drawstrings In Children’s Outerwear
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that nine firms have agreed to pay a total of $355,000 in civil penalties. The penalties settle allegations that the firms knowingly failed to report to the CPSC immediately, as required by federal law, that their children’s hooded sweatshirts, jackets, or sweaters were sold with drawstrings at the hood and neck. These products, which the firms eventually recalled, pose a strangulation hazard that can cause death to children.
bullet Bicycle Pedals Recalled by Look Cycle; Pedals Can Break Causing Cyclists to Fall
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Look Cycle USA, of San Jose, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 80,000 (40,000 pairs) KéO Bicycle Pedals. The steel axle inside the pedal can break, posing a fall hazard to cyclists.
bullet Halogen Work Lights Recalled by Harbor Freight Tools Due to Fire and Shock Hazards
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Harbor Freight Tools, of Camarillo, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 58,000 Chicago Electric Halogen Work Lights. The halogen work lights can overheat and melt, and pose a risk of fire and electrical shock to consumers.
bullet DEWALT Recalls Cordless Brad Nailers Due to Injury Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., of Towson, Md., is voluntarily recalling about 14,000 DEWALT DC608 Cordless Brad Nailers. The nailer can operate when the lock-off (safety) is in the locked position. Also, the nailer can operate when the trigger is not pulled and the contact trip is depressed. The unexpected ejection of a nail poses a serious injury hazard to consumers.
bullet Baby Appleseed Recalls Cribs Due to Fall Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Baby Appleseed, of City of Industry, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 500 Davenport Cribs. The cribs fail to meet the federal safety standards for cribs. The cribs have a two mattress support system. The secondary mattress support, used for the lowest position, does not meet the full 26 inch minimum height in its lowest position, allowing children inside to crawl over the railing, posing a fall hazard.
bullet Mother Hubbard’s Cupboards Recalls Cribs Due to Fall Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Mother Hubbard’s Cupboards, of Toronto, Canada, is voluntarily recalling about 1,300 cribs. The cribs fail to meet the federal safety standards. The distance between the mattress support bracket in the lowest position and the top of the side rail in the highest position is less than the required 26 inches, posing a fall hazard to children who climb over the railing.

CF Sauer Foods Inc, Recalls Gold Medal Spaghetti Sauce Mix

C.F. Sauer Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in one lot of Gold Medal Spaghetti Sauce Mix – 1.37 ounce pouchContact:
CF Sauer Foods Inc,
1-800-688-5676
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- August 4, 2008 – CF Sauer Foods Inc, of Richmond, VA is recalling all packages of Gold Medal Spaghetti Sauce Mix with the code date as follows: 8119R. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milkrun the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
GOLD MEDAL SPAGHETTI SAUCE MIX was distributed through retail stores in Mississippi, Kentucky, and Alabama.
The Spaghetti Sauce Mix comes in 1.37 ounce pouch and was sold under the name Gold Medal displaying a UPC code of 0-52500-02104-7.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the Spaghetti Sauce Mix containing milk was distributed in packaging that did not declare the presence of milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by an oversight in the company's development process.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return it to the location of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-688-5676 or www.cfsauer.com.

World Class Canapes, Inc., Recalls Ready-to-eat Chicken Products

Recall Release CLASS I RECALL
FSIS-RC-025-2008 HEALTH RISK: HIGH

Congressional and Public Affairs
(202) 720-9113
Peggy Riek

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2008 – DBC, Inc., doing business as World Class Canapes, Inc., a Wilmington, Mass., firm, is recalling approximately 285 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:
  • 80-ounce cases of “Progressive Gourmet Buffalo Chicken Roller Sandwich,” Each package bears the establishment number “EST. P-31566” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as a “SELL BY” date of “8/2/08” and Case Code of “8500WRAS.”
  • 80-ounce cases of “Progressive Gourmet Chicken Caesar Roller Sandwich.” Each package bears the establishment number “EST. P-31566” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as a “SELL BY” date of “8/2/08” and Case Code of “8500WRCA.”
  • 80-ounce cases of “Progressive Gourmet Honey Turkey w/Baby Spinach Roller Sandwich.” Each package bears the establishment number “EST. P-31566” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as a “SELL BY” date of “8/2/08” and Case Code of “8500WRTU.”
These ready-to-eat chicken products were produced on July 30, 2008, and distributed to retail establishments in Massachusetts. The products were repackaged individually for consumer purchase. Consumers that may have purchased these ready-to-eat chicken products at retail establishments between
July 31, 2008, and August 2, 2008, are urged to check their refrigerators and freezers and discard them if found.

Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause miscarriages and stillbirths, and can also cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly, and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. Infection can spread to the nervous system, resulting in high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, nausea, confusion, and convulsions.

The problem was discovered through microbiological sampling by FSIS. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products. Anyone with signs of symptoms of foodborne illness should consult a medical professional.

Media with questions about the recall should contact company Director of Culinary Operations Mark Polito, at (978) 253-6436. Consumers with questions about the recall should contact company Plant Manager Jim Palmariello, at (978) 253-6482.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Actavis Totowa Recalls All Drug Products Manufactured at its Little Falls, New Jersey Facility.

Actavis Totowa Announces Voluntary Recall at the Retail Level of All Drug Products Manufactured at its Little Falls, New Jersey Facility

Contact:
Actavis Inc.
Sarita Thapar, PharmD
Tel: 908-659-2471
Media Inquiries
Actavis Group
Hjordis Arnadottir
354-535-2300 / 840 7476
E-mail: harnadottir@actavis.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Morristown, NJ, August 1, 2008 -- Actavis Totowa LLC, a generic drug manufacturer, is announcing a voluntary recall, to the retail level, of all drug products manufactured at its Little Falls, New Jersey facility. This is a precautionary, voluntary action by Actavis following an inspection conducted by the Food and Drug Administration earlier this year.

The inspection at Little Falls revealed operations which did not meet the FDA's or Actavis' standards for good manufacturing practices. Actavis Totowa is voluntarily recalling these products from the pharmacy/retail level, which includes wholesalers and hospitals. The company has informed the FDA regarding this action.

This action is not prompted by product complaints or health hazards associated with the products, which are all prescription medications. Patients who may have these medicines in their possession should continue to take them in accordance with their prescriptions, as the risk of suddenly stopping needed medication may place patients at risk. If patients should wish to obtain replacement medications and/or prescription, they should contact their health care professional or pharmacist. For more information regarding this market action, please visit www.actavis.us/RecallFAQ.

Recall letters have been issued to wholesalers and retailers, instructing them to return product to Capital Returns, Milwaukee, WI.

Actavis Totowa, LLC is a United States subsidiary of Actavis Group hf. This voluntary action is limited only to the Actavis Totowa products manufactured in the Little Falls, NJ facility listed below. Products manufactured by Actavis Elizabeth LLC, Actavis South Atlantic LLC, Actavis Mid Atlantic LLC or Actavis products manufactured in other facilities are thus not impacted by this recall

Amantadine 100mg capsules

Meperidine & Promethazine capsules

Amibid DM ER tablets

Meperidine HCl 100 mg and 50 mg tablets

Amibid DM tablets

Methenamine Mandelate 0.5 g and 1.0 g tablets

Amidrine capsules

Mirtazapine 15 mg, 30 mg, and 45 mg tablets

Amigesic 500 mg caplets and 750 mg caplets

Mirtazapine OD tablets, 15 mg, 30 mg and 45 mg

Amitex PSE tablets

Multi-ret Folic 500 mg tablets

Bellamine S tablets

Multi-vita-bets 0.5 mg and 1.0 mg FL & FE tablets

Betaxolol 10 mg and 20 mg tablets USP

Multi-vita-bets 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg and 1 mg FL tablets

Buspirone HCL 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg and 30mg tablets

Naltrexone 50mg tablets

Carisoprodol & Aspirin tablets

Oxycodone & Acetaminophen 5/500mg capsules

Carisoprodol, Aspirin & Codeine tablets

Oxycodone HCl 5 mg, 15 mg and 30 mg tablets

Carisoprodol 350mg tablets

Oxycodone HCl 5 mg capsules

Chlordiazepoxide w/ Clidinium Bromide capsules

Pentazocine & Acetaminophen tablets

Chlorzoxazone 250mg

Pentazocine & Naloxone tablets

Cilostazol tablets 100mg

Phenazopyridine HCl 100 mg and 200 mg tablets

Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate 500 mg, 750 mg and 1000 mg tablets

Phendimetrazine Tartrate 35mg tablets

Cyclobenzaprine HCL 5 mg and 10 mg

Phentermine HCl 37.5 mg tablets

Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate 4 mg and 6 mg tablets

Phentermine HCl 15 mg, 30 mg and 37.5 mg capsules

Dipyridamole 25 mg, 50mg, and 75 mg tablets

Prenatal Formula 3 tablets

Glyburide 1.5 mg, 3.0 mg and 6.0 mg tablets

Prenatal Plus 27 mg FE tablets

Guaifenesin & Codeine Phosphate tablets

Prenatal Rx tablets

Guaifenesin & Phenylephrine tablets

Quinaretic 10mg/12.5mg, 20 mg/12.5 mg and 20 mg/25 mg tablets

Guanfacine 1.0 mg and 2.0 mg HCl tablets

Rifampin 300mg capsules

Hydrocodone & Homatropine tablets

Sodium FL 0.5 mg and 1.0 mg tablets

Hydromorphone HCl tablets

Tizanidine HCl 2 mg and 4 mg tablets

Hydroxyzine 10 mg, 25 mg and 50 mg tablets

Trimethobenzamide 300mg capsules

Hyoscyamine Sulfate 0.125 mg SL

Trimipramine Maleate 25mg, 50mg, 100mg capsules

Hyoscyamine Sulfate 0.375mg SR tablets

Trivita 1 mg FL tablets

Hyoscyamine Sulfate 0.125 mg (oral) tablets

Ursodiol capsules, 300mg

Isradipine 2.5 mg and 5 mg capsules

Vitacon Forte capsules

Loxapine 5 mg, 10 mg, 25 mg, and 50 mg capsules

Vitaplex Plus tablets

Meclizine Chewable 25 mg tablets

Vitaplex tablets (FC)

Meloxicam 7.5 mg and 15 mg tablets

Yohimbine HCl 5.4 mg tablets

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