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Recalls: Frozen beef trim, Homelite chain saws, Progresso tomato soup

Frozen beef trim

Company: A.C.S. Meyners Ltda.

Quantity: 20,460 pounds.

Why? The product may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

What models? The 60-pound bulk boxes of "BM-95 BONELESS BEEF." Each shipping container bears the establishment number "Nicaragua 4" inside the Nicaraguan mark of inspection. The shipping label bears the item number "00003" and pack date of "8-19-08."

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-904-285-2700, ext. 103.

Homelite chain saws

Company: Homelite Consumer Products Inc.

Quantity: 370,000.

Why? The chain brake can fail to stop the chain on its first application, posing a risk of laceration.

What models? Model numbers UT10514, UT10516, UT10517, UT10518, UT10520, UT10540, UT10560 and UT10918. Affected chain saws were manufactured between November 2007 and August 2008. The model number and the date of manufacture appear on the chain saw's data plate, located beneath the rear handle of the saw.

Where sold? Home Depot.

What to do? Call Homelite toll-free at 1-800-242-4672 or visit

Progresso hearty tomato soup

Company: General Mills.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product may have been mislabeled, and may contain allergens not listed on the ingredient label, specifically egg, milk and soy.

What models? The 19-ounce Progresso Hearty Tomato soup with the following code date printed on the bottom of the can: 19May10 NV VN-3.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call General Mills toll-free at 1-800-200-9377.

Fresh and Crispy Jacobina Biscuits

Company: Everlasting Distributors Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product may be contaminated with melamine.

What models? The 3.88-ounce packages of Fresh and Crispy Jacobina Biscuits.

Where sold? Asian grocery stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-201-823-0800.

Fit & Fresh Smooth Blend mixers

Company: MEDport LLC.

Quantity: 54,500.

Why? While placing the cup on or off the base of the mixer, the mixer can be unexpectedly turned on, activating the blade and posing a laceration hazard.

What models? Mixers with item number 770FF and model number SB-19. The white mixers have four components – a base unit, blade assembly, blending cup and cap. Fit & Fresh is printed on the front of the base. The recalled mixers can be identified by the date code, a four-digit number located on the bottom of the base. Date codes included in the recall are: 2707, 4407, 5207, 0308 and 0508.

Where sold? Longs, GNC and Vitamin Shoppe stores and

What to do? Call MEDport toll-free at 1-800-858-8840 or visit

Krylon 'Outdoor Spaces' UV fabric protector

Company: Sherwin-Williams Co.

Quantity: 75,000.

Why? Overexposure to fumes, vapor or spray mist from the product can pose a serious respiratory hazard.

What models? Krylon "Outdoor Spaces" UV Fabric Protector, which is an aerosol coating used to protect fabric. The part number (#2900) is printed above the UPC (724504029007) on the side of the can. The front of the 11-ounce aerosol can is tan with a picture of a patio containing outdoor furniture. "UV Fabric Protector" and "Outdoor Spaces" are also printed on the front of the can.

Where sold? Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware, other stores.

What to do? Call Sherwin-Williams toll-free at 1-888-304-3769 or visit or

Batteries for various notebook computers

Company: Sony Energy Devices Corp.

Quantity: 35,000.

Why? These lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard.

What models? About 32,000 Hewlett-Packard machines, including HP Pavilion models dv1000, dv8000 and zd8000; Compaq Presario models v2000 and v2400; HP Compaq models nc6110, nc6120, nc6140, nc6220, nc6230, nx4800, nx4820, nx6110, nx6120, nx9600. All have batteries with bar code labels starting with A0, L0, L1 or GC. About 3,000 Toshiba laptops, Satellite models A70/A75, P30/P5, M30X/M35X, M50/M55; and Tecra models A3, A5, S2. And about 150 Dell laptops with battery model OU 091: Latitude 110L and Inspiron models 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150, 5160.

Where sold? Through dealers and on Web.

What to do? Call Hewlett-Packard toll-free at 1-800-889-2031 or visit; Toshiba toll-free at 1-800-457-7777 or visit; Dell toll-free at 1-866-342-0011 or visit

Cybex treadmills

Company: Cybex International Inc.

Quantity: 19,000.

Why? The treadmills can speed up unexpectedly while in use due to a malfunction with the lower control board, posing a fall hazard.

What models? Cybex 445T, 455T, 530T, 450T, 500T, 515T and 520T treadmill models. Cybex and the model number are written on the console.

Where sold? Cybex International and Cybex dealers.

What to do? Call Cybex toll-free at 1-866-897-9199 or visit

DYMO LabelWriter power adapters

Company: DYMO.

Quantity: 17,000.

Why? The power adapters can fail and cause the printer to overheat, posing a burn hazard.

What models? DYMO LabelWriter 400, DYMO LabelWriter 400 Turbo, DYMO LabelWriter Twin Turbo, DYMO LabelWriter Duo and DYMO Desktop Mailing Solution with housing date codes 2407, 2507, 2607 or 2707. The date code is printed on the plastic housing of the adapter.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call DYMO toll-free at 1-888-658-3904 or visit

'Mini-Televisor' toys

Company: OKK Trading.

Quantity: 2,100.

Why? Surface coating on the toy television could contain excessive levels of lead.

What models? A plastic TV toy with a microphone that is powered by 2 AA size batteries. There is a "TV Painting Board" sticker label on the front panel and carrying handle of the toy.

Where sold?

What to do? Call OKK Trading toll-free at 1-877-655-8697 or visit

Recalls: Frozen beef trim, Homelite chain saws, Progresso tomato soup 11/04/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 8:50am]
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