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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tiny Greens Organic Farm Food Recalls All Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts Due To Salmonella Contamination

TINY GREENS ORGANIC FARM FOOD CO. RECALLS PRODUCT BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK


Contact: 
Office 
(217) 328-9367
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 29, 2010  Tiny Greens of Urbana, Ill., is recalling all Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts from November 1st thru December 21st because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  Product was distributed thru various distributors in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri and could have ended up in restaurants and supermarkets near those areas.  

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.  

We have decided to voluntarily recall our 4 oz. Spicy Sprouts and our 4 oz., 1 lb., 2 lb., & 5 lb. Alfalfa Sprouts (all package sizes) with lot codes 348, 350, or 354, or having a “sell by” date of 12/29/10, 12/31/10 or 1/04/11. As well, we would like to recall any product containing alfalfa sprouts with our lot number 305 thru 348 or ”sell by” dates from 12/16/10 thru 12/29/10.   

The mutual goal of both the FDA and Tiny Greens is to pinpoint the source of the contamination and stop the spread of Salmonella.  To this end, Tiny Greens has decided that it is better to risk its reputation than to risk getting anyone sick. There is only a statistical association at this point to Tiny Greens alfalfa sprouts and The FDA and Tiny Greens are continuing to work closely together, sharing all data with each other to find the source of the problem.  

There have been 51 confirmed cases of Salmonella I, 4, [5] I, 12, i-, in Illinois and around that same number in 15 other states. This is a common strain for Salmonella contamination and the cases in distant states are probably not linked to the ones in Illinois. 

The illnesses were reported after individuals reported eating alfalfa sprouts at Jimmy John's restaurants in Illinois. The FDA and Tiny Greens and the Illinois Department of Public Health continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.  

If consumers have any of the product they can return it for full credit or destroy it by placing it in a plastic bag or other closed container before discarding it. Consumers can call 1-800-352-8526 for more information from 9am till 5pm.

Mexicantown Wholesale of Detroit, Michigan Recalls All Lots Of Cuernos (croissants)

Mexicantown Wholesale Issues Allergy Alert For Undeclared Milk in Cuernos (Croissants)


Contact:
Mexicantown Wholesale
313-894-2000 - x105

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 28, 2010 - Mexicantown Wholesale of Detroit, Michigan is recalling all lots of cuernos (croissants) manufactured between 6/27/2010 and 12/28/2010, because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled cuernos also contain undeclared wheat and FD&C yellow, which can elicit moderate reactions in sensitive individuals.
Cuernos are sold in clear plastic bags of three or four. Packages are marked as “Cuernos Plain (croissant)” with plain labeling or Mexicantown labeling, and the UPC code 95640 00035. Cuernos packages are distributed only in Michigan through retail stores.
Consumers should check their packages of cuernos to determine whether the manufacture date is between 6/27/2010 and 12/28/2010. The date is marked on a colored label and is coded as follows: a six digit number with the first two digits representing the year, the second two digits representing the month, and the final two digits representing the date.

No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that cuernos were distributed in packaging that did not identify the presence of milk, wheat, and FD&C yellow#5. An investigation revealed that a change in the brand of one ingredient resulted in the addition of milk as a sub-ingredient.
Consumers who have recalled cuernos should contact Mexicantown Wholesale for an exchange or refund at 313-894-2000 ext. 105, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5 pm EST.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Mojave Foods Corporation Recalls El Guapo Shelled Walnuts Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination.

Contact:
Craig Berger 
323-890-8900, Extension 133

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - LOS ANGELES, CA, DECEMBER 8, 2010 – Mojave Foods Corporation is initiating a recall of sixty (60) packages of El Guapo Shelled Walnuts 1 OZ, date code 5527, manufactured with walnuts supplied by Atlas Walnuts, Visalia, California, because we were advised by the supplier that the ingredient has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
   
“Consumption of products containing Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.  Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.  In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms) endocarditis and arthritis.”

To date, no illnesses have been associated with this Mojave product.  The recalled product was distributed only in southern California and sold in retail stores.  The following product is being recalled. 
El Guapo Nuez Entera / Shelled Walnuts sold in 1-ounce packages, UPC 4498933144, date code 5527.  The code date is embossed on the front of the package under the El Guapo banner.

Consumers are urged to not consume the recalled product and to destroy it.  Contact the Mojave Customer Service number at 1-800-995-8906, Extension 114 for a replacement or reimbursement.  Live assistance is available on the phone from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Suter Company, Inc., Recalls 72,000 Pounds of Canned Chicken Salad Products

Recall ReleaseCLASS II RECALL
FSIS-RC-064-2010HEALTH RISK: LOW


Congressional and Public Affairs
(202) 720-9113
Joan Lindenberger

Editor's Note (Dec 5, 2010): FSIS is re-issuing Recall Release RC-064-2010, based on further information from the recalling firm, to correct the "Best-by" date information that enables consumers to confirm they do not have products subject to this recall. No other information has changed.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2010 - The Suter Company, Inc., a Sycamore, Ill., establishment, is recalling approximately 72,000 pounds of canned chicken salad products that may contain foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. 

The products subject to recall include: [View Labels (PDF Only)]
  • 8.2-ounce packages of "BUMBLE BEE LUNCH ON THE RUN CHICKEN SALAD COMPLETE LUNCH KIT." The package contains a 2.9-ounce can of Bumble Bee Chicken Salad along with crackers, mixed fruit, a cookie and a spoon. The package label indicates the product is "Mixed and Ready to Eat." The product package indicates a "Best-by" date of 07/11.
  • 3.5-ounce packages of "BUMBLE BEE CHICKEN SALAD WITH CRACKERS." The package contains a 2.9-can of Bumble Bee Chicken Salad and crackers. The package label indicates the product is "Ready to Eat." The product package indicates a "Best-by" date of 01/12 or 02/12.

The cans of chicken salad bear the establishment number "P-169" inside the USDA mark of inspection and the lot code "0225XXQBC" printed on the package. The chicken salad products were assembled between Aug. 14 and Aug 28, 2010, and shipped to distributors and retail stores nationwide. 

The problem was discovered after consumer complaints about finding hard plastic in the product. FSIS has not received any reports of injury at this time. Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of this product should contact a physician. 

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. 

Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact Tim Suter at (815) 895-9186. 

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day atAskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

Diana's Mexican Food Products, Inc. Recalls Chicken Tamales

Recall ReleaseCLASS I RECALL
FSIS-RC-063-2010HEALTH RISK: HIGH


Congressional and Public Affairs
(202) 720-9113
Bill Bagley

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2010 - Diana's Mexican Food Products, Inc. a Lawndale, Ca. establishment, is recalling approximately 41,670 pounds of chicken tamales because they contain an undeclared allergen, whey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Whey is a known allergen, which is not declared on the label. 

The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF Only)]
  • 15 lb. boxes of "Diana's Central Meat Market Chicken Tamales (wrapped in rice paper)", with each box containing 48 5 oz. tamales.

Each package bears the establishment number "P-4158" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The tamales were produced between February 2010 and Dec. 2, 2010, and were distributed to restaurants in California. 

The problem was discovered by FSIS during a routine inspection. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an allergic reaction should contact a physician. 

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers, including restaurants, of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

Consumer and media with questions about the recall should contact Sam Magana at (562) 404-3098.

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day atAskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

N.Y. Gourmet Salads, Inc., Recalls various meat and poultry products

Recall ReleaseCLASS I RECALL
FSIS-RC-062-2010HEALTH RISK: HIGH


Congressional and Public Affairs
(202) 720-9113
Catherine Cochran

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2010 - N.Y. Gourmet Salads, Inc., a Brooklyn, N.Y., establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of various meat and poultry products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:
  • 4.5-pound and 5-pound containers of "Lemon Grilled Chicken"
  • 4.5-pound and 5-pound containers of "Meatballs"
  • 4.5-pound and 5-pound containers of "Meatballs and Sauce"
  • 4.5-pound and 5-pound containers of "Swedish Meatballs"
  • 5-pound containers of "Sausage and Peppers"
  • 4.5-pound and 5-pound containers of "Chicken Salad"
  • 5-pound containers of "Grilled Chicken"
  • 5-pound containers of "Grilled Chicken, Plain"
  • 4.5-pound and 5-pound containers of "Breaded Chicken"
  • 6-pound containers of "Stuffed Cabbage"
  • 5-pound containers "Teriyaki Grilled Chicken"
  • 5-pound containers "Chopped Chicken Liver"

The implicated products were produced between March 11, 2010, and Oct. 29, 2010, and were distributed to retail establishments in New York. Labeling information on these products is currently unknown, unless otherwise noted above. The products subject to this recall may or may not bear the N.Y. Gourmet Salads Inc. label with the establishment number "P-34440" or "Est. 34440" inside the USDA mark of inspection. A retail distribution list(s) is available on the FSIS' website at www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/
Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp
. 

These products were the subject of a public health alertissued on Oct. 30, 2010. After a continued investigation by FSIS, the products are now being recalled by the firm. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician. 

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. 

Consumer and media questions regarding the recall should be directed to the company Vice President Lenny Spada at (718) 765-0082. 

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day atAskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

CPSC Recalls For December Up To Today (06 Dec 2010)

bulletAmerTac Recalls Night Lights Due to Fire and Burn Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, American Tack & Hardware Co. Inc. (AmerTac), of Saddle River, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 272,000 Forever-Glo® Cylinder Nite Lites. An electrical short circuit in the night light can cause it to overheat and smolder or melt which can burn consumers or result in a fire.
bulletThe First Years® Recalls American Red Cross® Cabinet Swing Locks; Latches Can Fail to Prevent Access by Children
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Learning Curve Brands Inc. d/b/a The First Years, of Oak Brook, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 41,300 Cabinet Locks. The installed latches can break and children could gain access to contents of a cabinet, posing the risk of exposure to hazardous items.
bulletCPSC Gives Consumers a Holiday Home Decorating Safety Guide
The winter holiday season has arrived, and as consumers prepare to make their homes merry and bright, CPSC is providing a holiday decorating guide to help prevent fires and injuries this season. The common-sense safety tips include simple steps, such as careful candle placement and inspection of holiday lights for damage.
bulletLowe's Stores Recall to Repair Roman Shades and Roll-Up Blinds; Two Near Strangulations Involved Young Children
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Lowe's Home Centers, Inc., of Wilkesboro, N. C. and Lowe's HIW, Inc., of Tukwila, Wash. (Lowe's Stores), is voluntarily recalling about 6 million Roman shades and about 5 million roll-up blinds. The shades and blinds pose a strangulation risk to children.

Winter Bee Agrees to $200,000 Civil Penalty for Failing to Report Drawstrings in Children's Sweatshirts


bulletWinter Bee Agrees to $200,000 Civil Penalty for Failing to Report Drawstrings in Children's Sweatshirts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Winter Bee Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif., has agreed to a civil penalty of $200,000. The penalty settlement (pdf), which has been accepted provisionally by the Commission, provides that Winter Bee must pay $40,000 of the $200,000 penalty. The Commission agreed to suspend $160,000 of the penalty because the firm demonstrated an inability to pay the full amount. The full amount could become due immediately if CPSC finds that Winter Bee misrepresented its financial condition. The settlement resolves CPSC staff allegations that Winter Bee 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.
Children's upper outerwear with drawstrings, including sweatshirts, poses a strangulation hazard to children that can result in serious injury or death. In June 2009, CPSC and Winter Bee announced a recall of 80,000 children's hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings at the neck. Winter Bee manufactured and sold two styles of these sweatshirts under the brand name "Speedy" at various retailers in the Los Angeles area.
CPSC issued drawstring guidelines (pdf) in 1996, to help prevent children from strangling on or getting entangled in the neck and waist drawstrings of upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts. In 1997, industry adopted a voluntary standard for drawstrings that incorporated the CPSC guidelines. In May 2006, CPSC's Office of Compliance announced (pdf) that children's upper outerwear with drawstrings at the hood or neck would be regarded as defective and as presenting a substantial risk of injury to young children.
Federal law requires manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to report to CPSC immediately (within 24 hours) after obtaining information reasonably supporting the conclusion that a product contains a defect which could create a substantial product hazard, creates an unreasonable risk of serious injury or death, or fails to comply with any consumer product safety rule or any other rule, regulation, standard, or ban enforced by CPSC.
In agreeing to the settlement, Winter Bee denies CPSC staff allegations that it knowingly violated the law.
Statement of Commissioner Nancy Nord on the Proposed Civil Penalty Settlement for Winter Bee (pdf)

Intelli Health Products Recalls All Lots Of Duro Extend Capsules for Men Marketed as Dietary Supplements

Contact:
Intelli Health Products
Intellihealth1@gmail.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 2, 2010 - Intelli Health Products announced today that it is expanding their voluntary nationwide recall of Duro Extend Capsules For Men, to include all lot codes.  Intelli Health Products is conducting this recall after being informed by representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that laboratory analysis of Duro Extend Capsules For Men found the product to be adulterated with Sulfoaidenafil, an analogue of Sildenafil which is an FDA approved drug used in the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction (ED), making it an unapproved new drug. 
Use of this product may pose a threat to consumers because the analogue may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. ED is a common problem in men with these conditions, and consumers may seek these types of products to enhance sexual performance.
Duro Extend Capsules are sold nationwide. The products are sold individually as a blister pack containing one capsule per unit, in 12-pack or 24-pack display boxes, and in bulk in 3 count and 10 count bottles.  Lot number and expiration dates appear on the seal.  Consumers who have Duro Extend Capsules in their possession should stop using them immediately. 
In the event of any adverse side effects due to the consumption of these products, consumers should contact a physician immediately. Any adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
Regular Mail: use postage-paid, pre-addressed Form FDA 3500 available at: http://www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm. Mail to address on the pre-addressed form.
Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178
The Company is advising consumers to return any unused Duro Extend Capsules, to the retail location from which it was purchased or to the Company directly if it was purchased from the Company as a part of its Direct Response Program. Consumers can send unused capsules directly to the company.
                                              Intelli Health Products
                                              80 Southwest 8th Street
                                                Suite 2000
                                                Miami, FL 33130
                                              Phone: 1-800-861-6022
                                               

Rushing Waters Fisheries, Palmyra, Recalls Smoked Fish Spread; May Be Contaminated With Listeria

Contact:
Donna Gilson (DATCP)
608-224-5130
Peter Fritsch (Rushing Waters)
800-378-7088 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 30, 2010 - Rushing Waters Fisheries, Palmyra, is recalling about 225 pounds of smoked trout and smoked salmon spreads, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
No illnesses have been reported from eating this product. The contamination was discovered through routine testing conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.
The recalled products are smoked trout spread labeled lot number 00694 with a sell-by date of Dec 13, and smoked salmon spread labeled with lot 50012 with a sell-by date of Dec 11. Lot numbers and dates are on the bottom of the container. Affected smoked fish spreads were sold in eight-ounce containers and 4.5-pound round plastic tubs in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
Consumers who have this product in their refrigerator can discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. For more information contact Rushing Waters at 1-800-378-7088.
Only the smoked fish spreads with the matching lots and dates are being recalled; no other Rushing Waters Fisheries LLC products are included in the recall.
Most healthy individuals are either unaffected by Listeria or experience mild flulike symptoms. However, it can cause complications in pregnant women and have more serious effects on newborns, older adults and people with compromised immune systems.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

MERCEDES BENZ IS RECALLING YEAR 2011 M-CLASS, MODEL W164, GL-CLASS, MODEL X164, E-CLASS, MODEL W212, R-CLASS, AND MODEL V251VEHICLES.

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     MERCEDES BENZ / E     2011
     MERCEDES BENZ / GL     2011
     MERCEDES BENZ / M     2011
     MERCEDES BENZ / R     2011
Manufacturer: MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC. Mfr's Report Date: OCT 29, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V540000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:FUEL FILTER
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2297
Summary:
 MERCEDES BENZ IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 M-CLASS, MODEL W164, GL-CLASS, MODEL X164, E-CLASS, MODEL W212, R-CLASS, AND MODEL V251VEHICLES. THE O-RING MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY LUBRICATED IN ALL CASES. LACK OF LUBRICATION CAN LEAD TO LEAKAGE OF THE FUEL FILTER.
Consequence:
 DIESEL FUEL MAY BE DEPOSITED ON ROADS AND MAKING THOSE ROADS SLIPPERY, INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL FILTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.
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 .

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Toshiba Recalls Satellite T Series and Satellite Pro T130 laptop computers Due to Burn Hazard

Document ID: 98082988
Posted Date: 08/24/10
Last Updated: 08/24/10
Operating System:
Category: ** Critical Notice **, BIOS, IAS-Physical Damage, Power
Distribution: Public
Applicable Models:
Satellite T135D-S1326, T135D-SP2012L, T135-SP2909R, T135D-SP2012M, T135-SP2013L, T135-SP2013M, T135D-S1322, T135-S1330, T135D-S1328WH, T135D-S1328RD, T135D-S1328, T135D-S1327, T135D-S1325WH, T135D-S1325RD, T135D-S1325, T135D-S1324, T135D-S1320, T135-SP2911R, T135-S1312, T135-S1310WH, T135-S1310RD, T135-S1310, T135-S1309, T135-S1307, T135-S1305WH, T135-S1305RD, T135-S1305, T135-S1300WH, T135-S1300RD, T135-S1300, T135-SP2911C, T135-SP2911A, T135-SP2910R, T135-SP2910C, T135-SP2910A, T135-SP2909C, T135-SP2909A
Satellite Pro T130-W1302, T130-EZ1301
  Toshiba Recalls T Series Notebook Computers Due to Burn Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., of Irvine, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 41,000 (worldwide) Satellite T135, Satellite T135D and Satellite ProT130 Notebook Computers. The notebook computers can overheat at the notebook's plug-in to the AC adapter, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Toshiba, on August 24, 2010, announced a voluntary recall program for the T130 series laptop computers due to a potential burn hazard. The CPSC press release can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10330.html.
Certain Satellite T135, T135D and Satellite Pro T130 laptop computers have been manufactured with a potentially faulty DC-In harness.  These computers will have model/part numbers beginning with PST3AU, PST3BU, or PST3LU. The defective harness may, in some circumstances, overheat to the point of melting the computer's base at the location where the AC adaptor plugs into the unit.  To date there have been no reports of serious injury, but the temperature is sufficient to pose a burn hazard if specific parts of the DC-In Jack or plug are touched when they are overheated.
Toshiba is releasing a BIOS revision which will prevent the computer from overheating in this manner.  To protect you from injury and your computer from damage, Toshiba strongly recommends that you update your system BIOS to version to 2.70 for the Satellite T135, 1.90 for the Satellite T135D and 2.70 for the Satellite Pro T130.

The BIOS can be downloaded by clicking on the following hot link:  Satellite T135 v2.70 for the Satellite T135, Satellite T135D v1.90 for the Satellite T135D, Satellite Pro T130 v2.70 for the Satellite Pro T130,  The appropriate BIOS revision is also available as an update provided through the Toshiba Service Station Application installed on you computer.
Should the BIOS determine that a harness failure is occurring, external power will immediately be disabled eliminating the possibility of the over heating.  You will then need to contact the Toshiba call center to set up a warranty repair.  If the harness failure is detected while the system is operating you will receive a system message indicating that the failure has occurred and that external power has been disabled.  You may continue to use the system, without risk of overheating, using the remaining battery charge.  You should immediately close all open files and applications to avoid any data loss.  Once the data has been saved the system should be properly shutdown.   It will not be possible to recharge the battery within the system until it has been repaired.

Step2 Company, of Streetsboro, Ohio Recalls Sand & Water Transportation Station Toys

bullet Step2® Recalls Children's Transportation Station Toys Due to Choking Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, Step2 Company, of Streetsboro, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 56,000 in the United States (7,700 in Canada) Sand & Water Transportation Station Toys. The light blue plastic wheels on the train cars can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Sand & Water Transportation Station Toys
Units: About 56,000 in the United States (7,700 in Canada)
Distributor: Step2 Company, of Streetsboro, Ohio
Hazard: The light blue plastic wheels on the train cars can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The Step2 ® Sand & Water Transportation Station is a standalone play station for children ages two and up. The toy station consists of: a round blue plastic table, including train tracks, train cars in blue, red and yellow, toy sailboats and a hand rake/shovel. A red Step2 logo decal is on the side of the table. Train cars with grey wheels are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Target and other major retailers, specialty stores and by online retailers from December 2008 through June 2010 for between $49 and $59.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the train cars away from children and contact Step2 for free replacement cars.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Step2 at (800) 347-8372 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.step2.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1151

The Land of Nod Recalls “Play With Your Veggies” toys.


bullet The Land of Nod Recalls Toy Vegetables Due to Laceration Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, The Land of Nod, of Northbrook, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 2,100 “Play With Your Veggies” toys. The metal wire in the toy asparagus can become exposed, posing a laceration hazard to children.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: “Play With Your Veggies” toys
Units: About 2,100
Manufacturer: The Land of Nod, of Northbrook, Ill.
Hazard: The metal wire in the toy asparagus can become exposed, posing a laceration hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received a report of an exposed wire in the asparagus. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves The Land of Nod toy vegetables sets made of felt wool. The toy set has six vegetables: radish, onion, asparagus, tomato, lettuce and carrot. The asparagus is the only toy vegetable involved in this recall.
Sold exclusively at: The Land of Nod stores in Illinois and Washington, the Land of Nod catalog and www.landofnod.com from October 2007 through February 2010 for about $25.
Manufactured in: Nepal
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toy asparagus from children and return the product to the company for a free replacement asparagus.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact The Land of Nod at (800) 933-9904 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s website at www.landofnod.com, or email the firm at recall@landofnod.com

Hartz Mountain Corp. Recalls Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs Due to Salmonella Contamination.

The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs due to concerns that one or more bags within the lot may have been potentially contaminated with Salmonella. Hartz Mountain Corporation is recalling 74,700 8-oz bags of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs, lot code BZ0969101E, UPC number 32700-11519, which were imported by Hartz from a Brazilian supplier, Bertin S.A., and which were distributed to a number of customers in the United States. While regular testing conducted by Bertin (prior to shipment to the US) did not detect the presence of Salmonella in any packages of this product, random sample testing conducted by FDA did indicate the presence of Salmonella. Hartz is aggressively investigating the source of the problem.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, all of whom are at particular risk from exposure and should avoid handling these products.
Salmonella symptoms may include fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and nausea in both dogs and humans. Anyone experiencing the symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek immediate medical attention. Owners of dogs exhibiting these symptoms should also seek veterinary assistance.
Consumers can contact Hartz at 1-800-275-1414 at any time with any questions they may have and for information on how to obtain reimbursement for purchased product.
FDA

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Huber Needles From Multi-Med, Inc., & Navilyst Medical Inc., Recalled

MEDDESKTOP: Huber Needles From Multi-Med, Inc., & Navilyst Medical Inc., Recalled

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Vialipro Dietary Supplement: Recalled.

Vialipro Dietary Supplement: Recall-Undeclared Drug Ingredient

[Posted 07/20/2010]
AUDIENCE: Consumers
ISSUE: Good Health, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall after an FDA lab analyses found that the product tested from certain batches of Vialipro contain Sulfoaildenafil, an analogue of Sildenafil, an FDA-approved drug used as treatment for male Erectile Dysfunction (ED) making this product an unapproved drug. The undeclared ingredient may pose a threat to the consumer because the interaction of the analogue with some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take other prescription drugs.
BACKGROUND: This product is currently being sold as a dietary supplement throughout the U.S.  The affected lot numbers being recalled can be found in the company's Press Release.
RECOMMENDATION: Consumers who have purchased Vialipro should discontinue its use and return it to Good Health, Inc.
Report adverse events or side effects related to the use of this product to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:
  • Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
  • Phone: 1-800-332-1088
  • Mail: return the postage-paid FDA form 3500, which may be downloaded from the MedWatch "Download Forms" page, to address on the pre-addressed form
  • Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178
[07/16/2010 - Press Release - Good Health, Inc.]

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Portland Shellfish Co. Inc, Recalls Cooked, Frozen Claw Island Brand, Craig’s All Natural Brand And Inland Ocean Brand Lobster Claw And Knuckle Meat Because Of Possible Health Risk


Portland Shellfish Company, Inc. is voluntarily recalling the following brands of cooked, ready to eat fresh or frozen lobster meat: Portland Shellfish Co. Inc brand, Claw island, Craig’s All Natural, and Inland Ocean cooked, fresh or frozen lobster claw and knuckle meat as recent tests show the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Nationwide Pool and Spa Safety Campaign Launched By The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2010
Release #10-241
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC Launches National Campaign to Change the Way People Think and Act about Pool and Spa Safety

Pool Safely Campaign Aims to Reduce Child Drownings and Entrapments

CPSC, Olympians Hold Press Event to Release New Death and Injury Data

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today kicks-off the Pool Safely campaign (www.poolsafely.gov), a first-of-its-kind national public education effort to reduce child drownings and non-fatal submersions, and entrapments in swimming pools and spas. At a press conference at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex today, Olympic swimmers Jason Lezak and Janet Evans joined Inez Tenenbaum, Chairman of the CPSC; U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL); and Nancy Baker, mother of Virginia Graeme Baker, to officially launch Pool Safely and release the CPSC's annual submersion and entrapment reports.
Today, CPSC released its annual reports on children's submersion and entrapment incidents which showed:
  • From 2005-2007 there was an annual average of 385 pool and spa-related drownings for children younger than 15; about 78 percent, or 299, of these children were younger than five.
  • From 2007-2009, there were an estimated average of 4,200 pool or spa emergency department-treated submersions for children younger than 15; and children between the ages of 12 to 35 months represented 47 percent of estimated injuries for these years.
  • About 54 percent of the estimated injuries for 2007 - 2009 and 74 percent of the fatalities for 2005 - 2007 involving children younger than fifteen occurred at a residence.
  • Most reported fatalities occurred on the day of (73 percent) or within a week of (additional 23 percent) the submersion incident. Just four percent of fatal victims survived beyond a week of the submersion; these victims had severe injuries and required intensive medical care.
  • There were no reported entrapment fatalities for 2009. CPSC did receive eight reports of entrapment incidents in which seven people were injured during 2009.
For the complete reports see: Pool and Spa Submersions 2010 (pdf) and Circulation/Suction Entrapments 2010 (pdf). The years for reported injury and fatality statistics differ as a result of the lag in fatality reporting.
"It is important to keep in mind that these numbers represent family tragedies. Preventing child drownings year round is a priority for the CPSC," said Chairman Tenenbaum. "The Pool Safely campaign will start a national conversation with parents and children, pool owners and operators and industry professionals about the simple safety steps they can take to protect themselves and their families in and around pools and spas. These incidents are preventable, so our mission is to change the way families think and act about pool and spa safety."
The Pool Safely campaign is a key part of the CPSC's efforts to carry out the requirements of Section 1407 of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act), federal legislation signed into law in 2007 mandating new requirements for pool and spa safety. It includes a requirement for a national public education campaign designed to raise public awareness, support industry compliance, and improve safety at pools and spas.
"I have been involved in the issue of pool safety throughout my career and today marks a key milestone in the ongoing fight to reduce accidental drowning," said Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, author of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. "Educating communities on the potential dangers of swimming pools is a critical tool in saving the lives of our children. I am so pleased to have worked with my colleagues in Congress to provide the funds needed for implementation of this important campaign."
The Pool Safely campaign will deliver an important and simple message: just adding an extra safety step in and around the water can make all the difference. Your greatest water safety assurance comes from adopting and practicing as many water safety measures as possible, including: barriers that completely surround the pool with self-closing, self-latching gates; staying close, being alert, and watching children at the pool; learning and practicing water safety skills (knowing how to swim and perform CPR); and having the appropriate equipment (compliant drain covers, alarms, barriers and sensors).
The campaign will highlight the need to implement a "personal system of safety" that consists of adding as many proven water safety practices as possible in and around pools and spas.
"As a parent of young children, I know there's no single, sure-fire way to ensure their safety around pools and spas," added Janet Evans, five-time Olympic medalist in swimming. "Whether it's enrolling them in swimming lessons or simply watching them at all times, there is always one more thing I can do. The Pool Safely campaign offers a variety of simple steps we can all take to protect our children in pools and spas."
Pool Safely will serve as an information hub delivering campaign tools and resources to various outreach channels. CPSC has taken the lead by partnering with national, regional and local organizations in the children's safety and drowning prevention communities. By engaging key partners, the campaign will reach the widest possible audience and build a sustainable network that will ensure the campaign's messaging is delivered for years to come.
"Knowing how to swim helped me win gold in the water, but it takes adding as many water safety steps as possible to ensure a safe environment for children in and around pools and spas, " said seven-time Olympic medalist in swimming Jason Lezak. "No matter how responsible you already are, there is always one more safety step you can take to protect your child. That is how you can Pool Safely. "
"I understand the need to bring together the public and dedicated partners in the water safety community to begin a national conversation about water safety," said Nancy Baker, the mother of Virginia Graeme for whom the Act is named. "I am honored to be involved in the Pool Safely campaign and look forward to working together to promote additional water safety steps we all can take in protecting our loved ones in and around pools and spas. Simple steps save lives."
The Pool Safely campaign - a national public education effort by the Consumer Product Safety Commission - is proud to partner with leading organizations, including American Red Cross, YMCA of the USA, Safe Kids USA, National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA), World Waterpark Association (WWA), and Abbey's Hope. For more information, visit the website at www.poolsafely.gov or follow the campaign on Twitter @poolsafely

Pelican International Recalls Utility Snow Sled Hitch

Utility Snow Sled Hitch Recalled by Pelican International Due to Injury Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Pelican International, of Quebec, Canada, is voluntarily recalling about 250 Utility sled tow hitches. The screw(s) in the hitch can become loose and fall off du

Brunswick Bowling & Billiards Corporation Recalls Chairs

Chairs Recalled by Brunswick Bowling & Billiards Corporation Due to Fall Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Brunswick Bowling & Billiards Corp., of Lake Forest, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 750 chairs 830B and 830D Voltaire Swivel Chairs. The chair frame can separate from the seating section of the chair, posing a fall hazard to consumers

Cummins Power Generation Recalls Portable Generators

Cummins Power Generation Recalls Portable Generators Due to Fire Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Cummins Power Generation, of Minneapolis, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 550 Portable Generators. Fuel can leak through the carburetor during normal usage, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

CPSC Identifies Chinese Manufacturers of Problem Drywall.

CPSC Identifies Manufacturers of Problem Drywall Made in China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is releasing today the names of the drywall manufacturers whose drywall emitted high levels of hydrogen sulfide in testing conducted for the agency by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). There is a strong association between hydrogen sulfide and metal corrosion.
The following list identifies the top 10 drywall samples tested that had the highest emissions of hydrogen sulfide, along with the identity of the manufacturer of the drywall and the year of manufacture, from highest to lowest.
  • Knauf Plasterboard (Tianjin) Co. Ltd.: (year of manufacture 2005) China
  • Taian Taishan Plasterboard Co. Ltd.: (2006) China
  • Shandong Taihe Dongxin Co.: (2005) China
  • Knauf Plasterboard (Tianjin) Co. Ltd.: (2006) China
  • Taian Taishan Plasterboard Co. Ltd.: (2006) China
  • Taian Taishan Plasterboard Co. Ltd.: (2006) China
  • Shandong Chenxiang GBM Co. Ltd. (C&K Gypsum Board): (2006) China
  • Beijing New Building Materials (BNBM): (2009) China
  • Taian Taishan Plasterboard Co. Ltd.: (2009) China
  • Shandong Taihe Dongxin Co.: (2009) China
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Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A. Recalls Children's Sweatshirts


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2010
Release #10-233
Tommy Hilfiger's Recall Hotline: (800) 866-6922
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Children's Sweatshirts Recalled by Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A. Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Tommy Hilfiger Sweatshirts
Units: About 400 in the U.S., and 1,300 in Canada
Importer: Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A. Inc., of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The sweatshirts fail to meet federal flammability standards for wearing apparel, posing a risk of burn hazard to consumers.
Incident/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Tommy Hilfiger brand children's sweatshirts sold in sizes 4 to 16. The sweatshirts have the letters "N.Y.C." and "Hilfiger College" printed on the front. Sweatshirts included in this recall were sold in three styles:
PhotoStyle NumberDescription
Picture of Recalled SweatshirtBJ52217867Orange and brown, hooded
sweatshirt with zipper
Picture of Recalled SweatshirtE552217832Orange, brown or black,
hooded pullover sweatshirt
Picture of Recalled SweatshirtE552217830Black zippered sweatshirt
Sold at: Tommy Hilfiger retail stores nationwide, Macy's Herald Square (N.Y.) and at Tommy.com from August 2009 through January 2010 for between $50 and $70.
Manufactured in: Indonesia
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sweatshirts and contact Tommy Hilfiger to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A. at (800) 866-6922 between 7 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET daily, or visit Tommy Hilfiger's website at www.tommy.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1051

LEXUS (Toyota) RECALLS LEXUS LS460 AND LS600 VEHICLES

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     LEXUS / LS460     2009-2010
     LEXUS / LS460L     2009-2010
     LEXUS / LS600H     2010
     LEXUS / LS600HL     2010
Manufacturer: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. Mfr's Report Date: MAY 21, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V218000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3800
Summary:
 TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 LEXUS LS460 AND LS600 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 20, 2009 THROUGH MAY 13, 2010. A PROGRAMMING CHANGE OF THE STEERING CONTROL ECU FOR THE VARIABLE GEAR RATIO STEERING (VGRS) SYSTEM CAN CAUSE IMPROPER ACTIVATION OF THE STEERING SYSTEM PROTECTION LOGIC DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE SYSTEM WHEN LARGER THAN NORMAL STEERING INPUTS ARE APPLIED AT A FULLY TURNED POSITION.
Consequence:
 IMPROPER ACTIVATION OF THE STEERING SYSTEM PROTECTION LOGIC CAN CAUSE THE STEERING WHEEL TO BECOME OFF-CENTERED UP TO 90 DEGREES. THIS MAY OCCUR AFTER THE DRIVER HAS FULLY TURNED THE STEERING WHEEL IN ONE DIRECTION THEN QUICKLY ATTEMPTS TO TURN IT BACK TO THE CENTER POSITION. SHOULD THIS OCCUR WHILE DRIVING, THE RISK OF A CRASH IS INCREASED.
Remedy:
 TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND LEXUS DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STEERING CONTROL ECU FREE OF CHARGE. TOYOTA HAS NOT DETERMINED WHEN THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
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 .

Friday, May 21, 2010

NISSAN RECALLS YEAR 2010 TITAN, ARMADA, QX56, FRONTIER, XTERRA, AND PATHFINDER VEHICLES

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     INFINITI / QX56     2010
     NISSAN / ARMADA     2010
     NISSAN / FRONTIER     2010
     NISSAN / PATHFINDER     2010
     NISSAN / TITAN     2010
     NISSAN / XTERRA     2010
Manufacturer: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC. Mfr's Report Date: MAY 12, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V208000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 41649
Summary:
 NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 TITAN, ARMADA, QX56, FRONTIER, XTERRA, AND PATHFINDER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 19, 2009 THROUGH MARCH 3, 2010. THE LOWER CONTROL LINK ASSEMBLY HAS TWO CYLINDRICAL COLLARS FORMING THE INBOARD ATTACHMENT POINTS TO THE CHASSIS. DUE TO AN IMPROPER WELDING PROCESS SOME COLLARS MAY CONTAIN WELDS THAT DO NOT MEET STRENGTH SPECIFICATIONS.
Consequence:
 IF THE COLLAR WELD SEPARATES, THE VEHICLE HANDLING WILL DETERIORATE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
 NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.
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 .