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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Noshers Choice Brand Just Fruit Recalled


Americas Favorite Noshers Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Noshers Choice Brand Just Fruit


Contact:
Sam Salamon (718) 403-0020
America’s Favorite Nosher's Inc.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Bldg #120
Brooklyn N.Y. 11205
Tel (718) 403-0020 – Fax (718) 403-9024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 21, 2009 - Americas Favorite Noshers Inc. of Brooklyn, New York 11205 is recalling Nosher's Choice brand Just Fruit because it contained undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
Nosher's Choice brand Just Fruit is sold in a 9 ounce clear plastic container and has a code date prior to 09/17/10 printed on the label and does not list sulfur dioxide in the ingredients. The recalled product was distributed throughout New York and New Jersey. The recalled product is a product of the United States.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and markets food inspectors and subsequent analysis by food laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in Nosher's Choice brand Just Fruit which were not declared on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reactions in some asthmatics, anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of suflites.
No illnesses or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased Nosher's Choice brand Just Fruit are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 403-0020.

Friday, September 11, 2009

CPSC Recalls For September


bulletBicycle Chains and Chain Connector Links Recalled by SRAM Due to Fall Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), SRAM LLC, of Chicago, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 24,000 10 Speed SRAM Bicycle Chains with PowerLock connector links. The recalled PowerLock connector links, used on bicycle chains, are brittle and can crack, allowing the chain to separate from the bicycle and posing a fall hazard to the rider.
bulletKohl’s Department Stores Agrees to Pay $425,000 Civil Penalty for Failing to Report Drawstrings in Children’s Sweatshirts
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Kohl’s Department Stores Inc., of Menomonee Falls, Wis. has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $425,000. The penalty settlement (pdf), which has been provisionally accepted by the Commission, resolves CPSC staff allegations that Kohl’s Department Stores knowingly failed to report to CPSC immediately, as required by federal law, that children’s hooded sweatshirts it sold had drawstrings at the neck.
bulletHill Sportswear Agrees To Pay $100,000 Civil Penalty For Failing To Report Drawstrings In Children’s Sweatshirts
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Hill Sportswear Inc., of Paramount, Calif. has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $100,000. The penalty settlement, which has been provisionally accepted by the Commission, resolves CPSC staff allegations that Hill Sportswear knowingly failed to report to CPSC immediately, as required by federal law, that children’s hooded sweatshirts it manufactured and sold had drawstrings at the neck.
bulletFirms Agree to Pay $85,000 in Civil Penalties for Failing to Report Drawstrings in Children’s Outerwear
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that two firms, Maran Inc., of North Bergen, N.J. and K.S. Trading Corp., of Moonachie, N.J., have agreed to pay a total of $85,000 in civil penalties. The penalty settlements, which have been provisionally accepted by the Commission, resolve CPSC staff allegations that the firms knowingly failed to report to CPSC immediately, as required by federal law, that children’s hooded sweatshirts or jackets they sold had drawstrings at the neck.
bulletBandsaws Recalled by Grizzly Industrial Due to Shock Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Grizzly Industrial, of Bellingham, Wash., is voluntarily recalling about 500 Bandsaws. Some of the recalled bandsaws do not have a grounding wire installed, which poses an electric shock hazard to consumers.
bulletO’Neill Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by La Jolla Sport Due to Strangulation Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Jolla Sport USA Inc., of Irvine, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 2,300 Children’s Hooded Fleece Sweatshirts. The recalled sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood, which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.
bulletChildren’s Animal Masks and Pendants Recalled by Team Work Trading Due to Risk of Lead Exposure
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Team Work Trading, of Los Angeles, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 1,400 Children’s Animal Masks and Pendants. The recalled children’s animal masks and pendants contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
bulletCPSC Joins President Obama’s Back-to-School Campaign
As a new school year gets underway, President Obama launched a major back-to-school campaign today aimed at keeping kids in the classroom. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) new Chairman Inez Tenenbaum carried the President’s message to South Carolina where she met with students and faculty at Rosewood Elementary School in Columbia.
bulletOfficeMax Recalls Office Chairs Due to Fall Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), OfficeMax Inc., of Naperville, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 216,000 Office Max Task Chairs. The back and the base post of the chair can break while in use, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
bulletWal-Mart Announces Recall Expansion of Durabrand DVD Players Due to Fire Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark., is voluntarily recalling about 4.2 million Durabrand DVD Players (1.5 million were previously recalled). The DVD player’s circuit board can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.



FDA Reacall Anouncements For September

Thursday, September 10, 2009

MITSUBISHI IS RECALLS 2008-2009 LANCER EVOLUTION

SEP 08, 2009 MITSUBISHI IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 LANCER EVOLUTION, RALLIART, AND SPORTBACK RALLIART VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH TURBOCHARGED ENGINES.
Safecar.gov

Saturday, September 5, 2009

PIRELLI RECALLS CERTAIN PIRELLI PZERO CORSA TIRES

Tire Brand Name / Tire Line / Tire Size:     Production Dates:
    PIRELLI / PZERO CORSA / 285/35 ZR19 (99Y) K1 LEFT     JUN 01, 2007 - JUL 31, 2009
    PIRELLI / PZERO CORSA / 285/35 ZR19 (99Y) K1 RIGH     JUN 01, 2007 - JUL 31, 2009
Manufacturer: PIRELLI TIRE LLC Mfr's Report Date: SEP 01, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09T012000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: TIRES:TREAD/BELT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1680
Summary:
 PIRELLI IS RECALLING CERTAIN PIRELLI PZERO CORSA TIRES, SIZE 285/35 ZR19 (99Y) K1, IP 1778200 (LEFT) AND IP 1778300 (RIGHT) MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JUNE 2007 AND JULY 2009. PARTIAL TREAD SEPARATION / BELT EDGE SEPARATION CAN OCCUR AT CONSTANT MAXIMUM HIGH SPEEDS (AT AND OVER 270 KMH OR 168 MPH FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD OF TIME).
Consequence:
 TREAD OR BELT EDGE SEPARATION COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
 PIRELLI TIRE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE AFFECTED TIRES FREE OF CHARGE. THIS RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PIRELLI TIRE AT 1-800-747-3554, SELECT OPTION #2.
Notes:
 OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .