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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 .

SUZUKI RECALLS EQUATOR PICKUP TRUCKS

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     SUZUKI / EQUATOR     2010
Manufacturer: AMERICAN SUZUKI MOTOR CORP. Mfr's Report Date: MAY 12, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V213000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 582
Summary:
 SUZUKI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 EQUATOR PICKUP TRUCKS MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 20, 2009 THROUGH MARCH 3, 2010. THE LOWER CONTROL LINK BUSHING COLLARS, LOCATED IN THE FRONT SUSPENSION, MAY CONTAIN WELDS THAT DO NOT MEET STRENGTH SPECIFICATIONS. IF A COLLAR WELD SEPARATES, IT MAY CHANGE THE WHEEL ALIGNMENT, POTENTIALLY ALLOWING THE VEHICLE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS TO DETERIORATE.
Consequence:
 THIS COULD CAUSE THE DRIVER TO HAVE DIFFICULTY CONTROLLING THE VEHICLE WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
 DEALERS WILL INSPECT, AND IF NECESSARY REPLACE, ONE OR BOTH LOWER CONTROL LINKS ON THE VEHICLE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MAY 24, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-800-934-0934.
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, May 5, 2010

Blair LLC Recalls ALL Roman shades

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2010
Release #10-217
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 392-7095
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Blair Recalls to Repair Roman Shades Due to Risk of Strangulation

Blair has added its name to the retailers joining the voluntary recall announced in December 2009 of ALL Roman shades and roll-up blinds.
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.
Name of Product: Roman Shades
Units: About 5,600
Importer/Retailer: Blair LLC, of Warren, Pa.
Hazard: Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves three styles of Roman shades; standard, tasseled and Duppioni. Style and item number information is listed below.
PhotosStyleItem NumberSizeColors
Picture of Recalled Standard Roman ShadeStandard Roman Shade507591
507601
507611
507621
507631
507641
507651
507661
23" X 64"
27" X 64"
31" X 64"
33" X 64"
35" X 64"
36" X 64"
39" X 64"
48" X 64"
Ivory, Antique Ivory, Merlot, Camel, Sage, and Expresso
Picture of Recalled Roman Shades with TasselsRoman Shades with Tassels520871
520872
520873
520874
23" X 64"
31" X 64"
35" X 64"
48" X 64"
Gold and Taupe
Picture of Recalled Duppioni Roman ShadesDuppioni Roman Shades508361
508362
508363
30" X 64"
36" X 64"
48" X 64"
Green Tea, Linen, Dusty Blue, Gold and Merlot
Sold at: Blair and other retail stores in Warren and Grove City, Pa., Blair catalogs and www.blair.com between April 2007 and January 2010 for between $15 and $65.
Manufactured in: Taiwan and China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the Roman shades and contact the Window Covering Safety Council for a free repair kit. Consumers can call (800) 506-4636 anytime or visit the Council's Web site at www.windowcovering.org
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Blair toll-free at (877) 392-7095 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, or visit the firm's website at www.blair.com. Consumers can also contact the firm by email at blairproductrecall@blair.com
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CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

JD Fine & Company Recalls Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2010
Release #10-216
Firm's Collect Number: (925) 521-3300
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

JD Fine & Company Recalls Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard

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.
Name of Product: Children's Hooded Velour Sweatshirts with Drawstrings
Units: About 1,700
Importer: JD Fine & Company, of Concord, Calif.
Hazard: The hooded sweatshirts have a drawstring at the neck which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves hooded sweatshirts sold under the "Sweet Tart" brand name in three styles: G80072873C in navy with rhinestones in the shape of a star; G80072874M in pink with rhinestones in the shape of a peace sign; and G80072875F in gray with rhinestones in the shape of a heart. The sweatshirts were sold in children's sizes XS, S, M and L and the name "Sweet Tart" can be found on the neck label.
Sold at: Saks Off 5th Avenue outlet stores from July 2009 to April 2010.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard or return the product to the store where purchased for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact JD Fine & Company collect at (925) 521-3300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at www.sweettartgirl.com
Picture of Recalled Sweatshirt        Picture of Recalled Sweatshirt

Picture of Recalled Sweatshirt



Picture of SweetTART Label
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CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

FARBER SPECIALTY VEHICLES (FSV) RECALLS FSV SPECIALTY VEHICLES

FARBER ( 10V182000 ) (Wed, 05 May 2010 06:00:00 EST) Dated: APR 20, 2010 FARBER SPECIALTY VEHICLES (FSV) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 THROUGH 2010 FSV SPECIALTY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN OCTOBER 2007 AND DECEMBER 2009 AND FITTED WITH CERTAIN RICON S SERIES AND ...

SPARTAN RECALLS GLADIATOR FIRE APPARATUS CLASS 8 VEHICLES

SPARTAN ( 10V181000 ) (Wed, 05 May 2010 06:00:00 EST) Dated: APR 27, 2010 SPARTAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007 THROUGH 2009 GLADIATOR FIRE APPARATUS CLASS 8 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BEGINNING AUGUST 21, 2001 THROUGH MARCH 8, 2010, EQUIPPED WITH DETROIT DIESEL SERIES 60...

GM RECALLS HUMMER H3 VEHICLES

HUMMER ( 10V179000 ) (Wed, 05 May 2010 06:00:00 EST) Dated: APR 29, 2010 GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 THROUGH 2010 HUMMER H3 VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH THE INTEGRAL CLIP-TABS ON THE LOUVER ON THE HOOD MAY FRACTURE, CAUSING THE HO...

BIGDOG (BIG DOG) RECALLS CHOPPER, BULLDOG, RIDGEBACK, MASTIFF, BOXER, AND PITBULL MOTORCYCLES

BIGDOG ( 10V180000 ) (Wed, 05 May 2010 06:00:00 EST) Dated: APR 26, 2010 BIG DOG IS RECALLING CERTAIN 2004 CHOPPER, BULLDOG, RIDGEBACK, MASTIFF, BOXER, AND PITBULL MOTORCYCLES. THERE IS A POSSIBLE LOOSE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE HARNESS CONNECTOR AND THE ELECTRONIC HARNESS C...
BIG DOG ( 10V180000 ) (Wed, 05 May 2010 06:00:00 EST) Dated: APR 26, 2010 BIG DOG IS RECALLING CERTAIN 2004 CHOPPER, BULLDOG, RIDGEBACK, MASTIFF, BOXER, AND PITBULL MOTORCYCLES. THERE IS A POSSIBLE LOOSE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE HARNESS CONNECTOR AND THE ELECTRONIC HARNESS C...

THOMAS BUILT BUSES RECALL HDX SCHOOL BUSES AND HDX NON SCHOOL BUSES

THOMAS BUILT BUSES ( 10V184000 ) (Wed, 05 May 2010 06:00:00 EST) Dated: APR 30, 2010 DTNA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 HDX NON SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED BEGINNING NOVEMBER 20, 2007 THROUGH MAY 8, 2009. THE HEATER COOLANT FLOW VALVE ACTUATOR 0-RING MAY ALLOW COOLANT L...
THOMAS BUILT BUSES ( 10V183000 ) (Wed, 05 May 2010 06:00:00 EST) Dated: APR 30, 2010 DTNA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 HDX SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED ON NOVEMBER 15, 2007 THROUGH JUNE 15, 2009. THE HEATER COOLANT FLOW VALVE ACTUATOR 0-RING MAY ALLOW COOLANT LEAKAGE IN...

MEDDESKTOP: Orlando Greco & Son Imports Recalls Prosciutto Products Due To Listeria monocytogenes,

MEDDESKTOP: Orlando Greco & Son Imports Recalls Prosciutto Products Due To Listeria monocytogenes,

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Vehicle Recalls For April 4th 2010 DTNA, NISSAN< TOYOTA, DAIMLER, BRAUN

FCCC ( 10V178000 ) (Tue, 04 May 2010 06:00:00 EST) Dated: APR 29, 2010 DTNA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005 THROUGH 2011 FREIGHTLINER BUSINESS CLASS C2, FCCC B2 CHASSIS, S2 CHASSIS, AND MC CHASSIS MANUFACTURED BEGINNING JANUARY 19, 2005 THROUGH APRIL 16, 2010. THE ...
FREIGHTLINER ( 10V178000 ) (Tue, 04 May 2010 06:00:00 EST) Dated: APR 29, 2010 DTNA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005 THROUGH 2011 FREIGHTLINER BUSINESS CLASS C2, FCCC B2 CHASSIS, S2 CHASSIS, AND MC CHASSIS MANUFACTURED BEGINNING JANUARY 19, 2005 THROUGH APRIL 16, 2010. THE ...
THOMAS BUILT BUSES ( 10V177000 ) (Tue, 04 May 2010 06:00:00 EST) Dated: APR 29, 2010 DTNA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005 THROUGH 2011 THOMAS BUILT SAF-T-LINER C2 SCHOOL BUSES MANUFACTURED BEGINNING JANUARY 19, 2005 THROUGH APRIL 16, 2010. THE STOP LAMPS MAY BE INTERMITTENT DURI...
INFINITI ( 10V175000 ) (Tue, 04 May 2010 06:00:00 EST) Dated: APR 20, 2010 NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005 THROUGH 2007 INFINITI G35 SEDANS MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 29, 2004 THROUGH AUGUST 25, 2006 AND INFINITI G35 COUPES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 1, 2004 THROUGH MA...
SPRINTER BUS ( 10V173000 ) (Tue, 04 May 2010 06:00:00 EST) Dated: APR 27, 2010 DAIMLER BUS NORTH CAROLINA (DBNC) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 AND 2009 SPRINTER BUS TRANSIT BUSES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JUNE AND DECEMBER 2009 FITTED WITH CERTAIN RICON S SERIES AND K SERIES L...
TOYOTA ( 10V176000 ) (Tue, 04 May 2010 06:00:00 EST) Dated: APR 28, 2010 TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2003 SEQUOIA PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 1, 2002 THROUGH APRIL 17, 2003. THE CENTER POSITION OF THE STEERING ANGLE SENSOR (SAS) MAY NOT BE STORED...
DODGE ( 10V164000 ) (Tue, 04 May 2010 06:00:00 EST) Dated: APR 09, 2010 THE BRAUN CORPORATION IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 THROUGH 2010 CHRYSLER TOWN ; COUNTRY AND DODGE CARAVAN MOBILITY CONVERSIONS WHICH WERE ALTERED BY BRAUN BETWEEN JANUARY 21, 2009 AND MARCH 19...
CHRYSLER ( 10V164000 ) (Tue, 04 May 2010 06:00:00 EST) Dated: APR 09, 2010 THE BRAUN CORPORATION IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 THROUGH 2010 CHRYSLER TOWN ; COUNTRY AND DODGE CARAVAN MOBILITY CONVERSIONS WHICH WERE ALTERED BY BRAUN BETWEEN JANUARY 21, 2009 AND MARCH 19...
FLEETWOOD ( 10V167000 ) (Tue, 04 May 2010 06:00:00 EST) Dated: APR 23, 2010 FLEETWOOD RV IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 BOUNDER CLASSIC 30T AND ENCOUNTER 28MS, 30SA AND 32BH CLASS A MOTOR HOMES MANUFACTURED FEBRUARY 26, 2010 THROUGH MARCH 29, 2010 FOR FAILING TO COMPLY ...

Custom Corned Beef, Inc Recalls “POLIDORI, FULLY COOKED PORK SAUSAGE CRUMBLES"


Recall Release CLASS I RECALL
FSIS-RC-027-2010 HEALTH RISK: HIGH

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

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2010 - Custom Corned Beef, Inc., a Denver, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 460 pounds of fully cooked crumbled pork sausage products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall: [View Label]
  • 10-pound boxes with two, 5-pound packages of “POLIDORI, FULLY COOKED PORK SAUSAGE CRUMBLES, KEEP REFRIGERATED/FROZEN.” Each box label bears the establishment number “EST. 4121” inside the USDA mark of inspection. 
The fully cooked crumbled pork sausage products were produced on Apr. 9, 2010, and were distributed to institutional establishments in Colorado.

The problem was discovered by a receiving federal establishment who had recently been tested by FSIS for Listeria monocytogenes. The receiving establishment investigated the cause and contracted with a third party laboratory to test intact packaged product. The tested lot was found to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes, and the receiving establishment notified FSIS. FSIS has been made aware of no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product.

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. If available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS Web site at 
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp

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 high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

Media and consumers with questions about the recall should contact company Plant Manager Al Bandin at (303) 296-8686 (work) or (303) 419-6405 (cell phone).

Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.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.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

OTC Infants’ and Children’s Products Including Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, and Benadryl Recalled

McNeil Consumer Healthcare Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain OTC Infants’ and Children’s Products 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 30, 2010 – Fort Washington, PA. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is voluntarily recalling all lots that have not yet expired of certain over-the-counter (OTC) Children’s and Infants’ liquid products manufactured in the United States and distributed in the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Dubai (UAE), Fiji, Guam, Guatemala, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, and Kuwait. (SEE RECALLED PRODUCT LIST BELOW).

McNeil Consumer Healthcare is initiating this voluntary recall because some of these products may not meet required quality standards. This recall is not being undertaken on the basis of adverse medical events. However, as a precautionary measure, parents and caregivers should not administer these products to their children. Some of the products included in the recall may contain a higher concentration of active ingredient than is specified; others may contain inactive ingredients that may not meet internal testing requirements; and others may contain tiny particles. While the potential for serious medical events is remote, the company advises consumers who have purchased these recalled products to discontinue use.

The company is conducting a comprehensive quality assessment across its manufacturing operations and has identified corrective actions that will be implemented before new manufacturing is initiated at the plant where the recalled products were made.
Consumers can contact the company at 1-888-222-6036 and also at www.mcneilproductrecall.com. Parents and caregivers who are not sure about alternative pediatric health treatment options should talk to their doctor or pharmacist and are reminded to never give drug products to infants and children that are not intended for those age groups as this could result in serious harm

For additional information, including affected NDC numbers, consumers should visit our website www.mcneilproductrecall.com or call 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time). Any adverse reactions may also be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Program by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178, by mail at MedWatch, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or on the MedWatch website at www.fda.gov/medwatch1.|

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc. markets a broad range of well-known OTC products.
PRODUCTS
NDC Number
TYLENOL® INFANTS’ DROPS
CONCENTRATED TYLENOL® INFANTS’ DROPS 1 OZ. GRAPE FLAVOR
50580-144-01
CONCENTRATED TYLENOL® INFANTS’ DROPS 0.5 OZ. GRAPE FLAVOR*
50580-144-15
CONCENTRATED TYLENOL® INFANTS’ DROPS 1 OZ. CHERRY DYE FREE
50580-167-01
CONCENTRATED TYLENOL® INFANTS’ DROPS 0.5 OZ. CHERRY FLAVOR
50580-143-15
CONCENTRATED TYLENOL® INFANTS’ DROPS 1 OZ. CHERRY FLAVOR
50580-143-30
CONCENTRATED TYLENOL® INFANTS’ DROPS 0.5 OZ. GRAPE - HOSPITAL
50580-144-18
CONCENTRATED TYLENOL® INFANTS’ DROPS 0.25 OZ. GRAPE - SAMPLE
50580-144-40
CHILDREN’S TYLENOL® SUSPENSIONS
CHILDREN’S TYLENOL® SUSPENSION 2 OZ. CHERRY BLAST FLAVOR
50580-123-02
CHILDREN’S TYLENOL® SUSPENSION 4 OZ. CHERRY BLAST FLAVOR
50580-123-04
CHILDREN’S TYLENOL® DYE-FREE SUSPENSION 4 OZ. CHERRY FLAVOR
50580-166-04
CHILDREN’S TYLENOL® SUSPENSION 4 OZ. GRAPE SPLASH
50580-296-04
CHILDREN’S TYLENOL® SUSPENSION 4 OZ. BUBBLEGUM FLAVOR
50580-407-04
CHILDREN’S TYLENOL® SUSPENSION 4 OZ. VERY BERRY STRAWBERRY FLAVOR
50580-493-04
CHILDREN’S TYLENOL® SUSPENSION 1 OZ. CHERRY BLAST FLAVOR – SAMPLE
50580-123-01
CHILDREN’S TYLENOL® SUSPENSION 4 OZ. CHERRY BLAST FLAVOR – HOSPITAL
50580-123-03
CHILDREN’S TYLENOL® PLUS SUSPENSIONS
CHILDREN’S TYLENOL® PLUS SUSPENSION 4 OZ. COUGH & SORE THROAT CHERRY FLAVOR
50580-247-04
CHILDREN’S TYLENOL® PLUS SUSPENSION 4 OZ. COUGH & RUNNY NOSE CHERRY FLAVOR
50580-249-04
CHILDREN’S TYLENOL® PLUS DYE-FREE SUSPENSION 4 OZ. COLD & STUFFY NOSE GRAPE FLAVOR
50580-253-04
CHILDREN’S TYLENOL® PLUS DYE-FREE SUSPENSION 4 OZ. COLD & COUGH GRAPE FLAVOR
50580-254-04
CHILDREN’S TYLENOL® PLUS DYE-FREE SUSPENSION 4 OZ. MULTI-SYMPTOM COLD GRAPE FLAVOR
50580-255-04
CHILDREN’S TYLENOL® PLUS SUSPENSION 4 OZ. FLU BUBBLEGUM FLAVOR
50580-386-04
CHILDREN’S TYLENOL® PLUS SUSPENSION 4 OZ. COLD GRAPE FLAVOR
50580-387-04
CHILDREN’S TYLENOL® PLUS SUSPENSION 4 OZ. COLD & ALLERGY BUBBLEGUM FLAVOR
50580-390-04
CHILDREN’S TYLENOL® PLUS SUSPENSION 4 OZ. MULTI-SYMPTOM COLD GRAPE FLAVOR
50580-391-04
MOTRIN® INFANTS’ DROPS
CONCENTRATED MOTRIN® INFANTS’ DROPS 1 OZ. BERRY DYE FREE
50580-198-01
CONCENTRATED MOTRIN® INFANTS’ DROPS 0.5 OZ. BERRY DYE FREE
50580-198-15
CONCENTRATED MOTRIN® INFANTS’ DROPS 0.5 OZ. BERRY FLAVOR*
50580-100-15
CHILDREN’S MOTRIN® SUSPENSIONS
CHILDREN’S MOTRIN® SUSPENSION 4 OZ. BERRY DYE FREE
50580-184-04
CHILDREN’S MOTRIN® SUSPENSION 2 OZ. BERRY FLAVOR
50580-601-02
CHILDREN’S MOTRIN® SUSPENSION 4 OZ. BERRY FLAVOR
50580-601-04
CHILDREN’S MOTRIN® SUSPENSION 4 OZ. TROPICAL PUNCH FLAVOR
50580-215-04
CHILDREN’S MOTRIN® SUSPENSION 4 OZ. GRAPE FLAVOR
50580-603-04
CHILDREN’S MOTRIN® SUSPENSION 4 OZ. BUBBLEGUM FLAVOR
50580-604-04
CHILDREN’S MOTRIN® SUSPENSION 1 OZ. GRAPE SAMPLE
50580-603-01
CHILDREN’S MOTRIN® SUSPENSION 1 OZ. BUBBLEGUM SAMPLE
50580-604-01
CHILDREN’S MOTRIN® SUSPENSION 1 OZ. BERRY SAMPLE
50580-601-01
CHILDREN’S MOTRIN® SUSPENSION 4 OZ. BERRY HOSPITAL
50580-601-50
CHILDREN’S MOTRIN® SUSPENSION 4 OZ. COLD BERRY FLAVOR
50580-902-04
CHILDREN’S ZYRTEC®  LIQUIDS IN BOTTLES
CHILDREN’S ZYRTEC®  4 OZ. BUBBLEGUM SYRUP
50580-721-04
CHILDREN’S ZYRTEC® DYE FREE 4 OZ. GRAPE SYRUP
50580-730-04
CHILDREN’S ZYRTEC® SUGAR-FREE DYE-FREE 0.5 OZ. GRAPE
50580-730-15
CHILDREN’S ZYRTEC® SUGAR-FREE DYE-FREE 0.5 OZ. BUBBLEGUM
50580-721-15
CHILDREN’S ZYRTEC® SUGAR-FREE DYE-FREE 2 X 4 OZ. BUBBLEGUM LIQUID
50580-721-08
CHILDREN'S BENADRYL® ALLERGY LIQUIDS IN BOTTLES
CHILDREN'S BENADRYL® ALLERGY 4 OZ. BUBBLEGUM FLAVORED LIQUID
50580-535-04

* CONCENTRATED TYLENOL® INFANTS’ DROPS 0.5 OZ. GRAPE FLAVOR is also included in JOHNSON'S ® Baby Relief Kit.

*CONCENTRATED MOTRIN® INFANTS’ DROPS 0.5 OZ. BERRY FLAVOR is also included in JOHNSON'S ® Baby Relief Kit