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Recalls: Dodge Ram trucks, Calcium gluconate injection, more

Dodge Ram trucks

Company: Chrysler Group LLC.

Quantity: 242,780.

Why? A part in the steering mechanism may break, causing the loss of steering capability.

What models? 2008 Dodge Ram 1500, 2003-2011 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 models.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Chrysler toll-free at 1-800-853-1403.

Calcium gluconate injection

Company: American Regent.

Quantity: One lot, No. 1006.

Why? Some of the vials of this lot may contain silicone particles. Potential adverse events after intravenous administration of solutions containing particulates may include disruption of blood flow within small blood vessels in the lung, localized inflammation and granuloma formation.

What models? Calcium gluconate injection, USP, 10 percent, 100 mL pharmacy bulk package, lot No. 1006, expiration date: January 2013, NDC # 0517-3900-25.

Where sold? Distributed to wholesalers and distributors, such as hospitals, infusion centers, clinics and other health-care facilities.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-877-788-3232.

Ceramic heaters

Company: Meijer Inc.

Quantity: About 13,000.

Why? The oscillating mechanism in the heaters can short out, posing a fire hazard.

What models? Touch Point oscillating ceramic heaters with model number PTC-902. The model number and UPC code 7-60236-58339 are printed on a metal label/plate on the bottom of the heater. Some models have an additional digit in the UPC code, making it a 12-digit code. In addition, some heaters will have a UPC code 7-13733-29222 sticker on the bottom of the packaging box.

Where sold? Discount retailers, dollar stores, flea markets and retail liquidators from November 2010-April 2011.

What to do? Call Meijer toll-free at 1-800-927-8699 or visit

Via Xtreme dietary supplement

Company: Global Wellness LLC.

Quantity: One lot.

Why? The product contains sulfoaildenafil methanesulfonate, sulfosildenafil and dimethylsildenafil analogs of sildenafil. Sildenafil is an active ingredient of an FDA-approved drug for erectile dysfunction, making this product an unapproved drug. The undeclared ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

What models? Via Xtreme ultimate sexual enhancer dietary supplement for men, lot numbers 809013, 806030 and A032111.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-954-922-1133.

Ford 500, Mercury Montego

Company: Ford Motor Co.

Quantity: 2,945.

Why? Welds in the fuel tank may not provide the expected strength in protecting the tank in a crash, increasing the chances for a fire.

What models? 2007 Ford 500, Mercury Montego vehicles.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Ford toll-free at 1-866-436-7332.

Recalls: Dodge Ram trucks, Calcium gluconate injection, more 07/19/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 4:46pm]
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