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Recalls: GM vehicles, Circo bobbie socks, Hershey Chocolate Shell topping

Various General Motors vehicles

Company: General Motors.

Quantity: 857,735.

Why? The heated wiper washer fluid system can short-circuit, which could lead to other electrical features failing and causing a fire.

What models? 2006-08 Buick Lucerne, Cadillac DTS, Hummer H2; 2007-08 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT; Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe; GMC Acadia, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL; Saturn Outlook; and 2008 Buick Enclave.

Where sold? GM dealers.

What to do? Call the following numbers toll-free: Buick 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac 1-800-333-4223 or, Chevrolet 1-800-630-2438, Saturn 1-800-972-8876 or, GMC 1-800-462-8782, Hummer 1-800-732-5493 or

Circo Rosette bobbie socks

Company: Target.

Quantity: 330,000.

Why? The ribbon on the sock can detach, posing a choking hazard.

What models? Girls Circo bobbie socks that were sold in packs of six (pink, purple, plain white and three pairs with a box), ranging in size from 6 to 12 months, 12 to 24 months and 2T to 5T. The socks are packaged in a green and white sleeve with a Circo-brand logo on the front.

Where sold? Target.

What to do? Call Target toll-free at 1-800-440-0680 or visit

Hershey's Chocolate Shell Topping

Company: Hershey Co.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The ice cream topping contains undeclared almonds, which could cause a severe or life-threatening reaction in people who have allergies to almonds.

What models? The 7.25-ounce plastic bottle has the code 69N printed on the back of the bottle. The UPC/bar code is 346000. The item was available for purchase after July 8, 2008.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Hershey's toll-free at 1-800-468-1714.

EGO brand preserved peaches

Company: Starway Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product contains undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

What models? The EGO brand Preserved Peaches sold in a 14 ounce, un-coded, clear plastic package.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-718-417-1788.

Patak's Dopiaza cooking sauce

Company: ACH Food Companies Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? It may contain an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

What models? Patak's Rich Tomato and Onion Cooking Sauce Dopiaza (Mild) and Patak's Dopiaza Curry Cooking Sauce Mild.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call ACH toll-free at 1-800-726-3648.

Chevrolet HHR vehicles

Company: General Motors Corp.

Quantity: 296,422.

Why? The door on the storage bin in the top center of the instrument panel fails to remain closed as required.

What models? 2006-08 Chevrolet HHR vehicles.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Chevrolet toll-free at 1-800-630-2438.

SlyDog retractable dog leashes

Company: Worldwise Inc.

Quantity: 223,000.

Why? The metal clasp connecting the leash to a dog's collar can bend or break while in use, causing the leash to recoil back unexpectedly.

What models? The SlyDog Retractable Dog Leash with a metal clasp. The leash has a handle composed of a blue plastic case with a black plastic grip. The leash is made of a black woven strap and measures approximately one-half inch wide. The end of the leash has a metal clasp that connects to the dog's collar.

Where sold? Dollar General.

What to do? Call Worldwise toll-free at 1-888-296-3807 or visit

Certain Vaio TZ-series notebook computers

Company: Sony Electronics Inc.

Quantity: 73,000.

Why? Irregularly positioned wires near the computer's hinge and/or a dislodged screw inside the hinge can cause a short circuit and overheating, posing a burn hazard.

What models? VAIO VGN-TZ100 series, VGN-TZ200 series, VGN-TZ300 series and VGN-TZ2000 series. The computers' screen size is about 11.1 inches measured diagonally. Not all units are affected; consumers should contact Sony to determine if their unit is included in the recall.

Where sold? SonyStyle stores and Web site, authorized electronics retailers.

What to do? Call Sony toll-free at 1-888-526-6219 or visit

Hyundai Elantra

Company: Hyundai Motor Co.

Quantity: 65,000.

Why? A malfunction in the fuel pump motor may produce less pumping pressure than required to supply the fuel injection system, which could result in engine issues.

What models? 2008 Hyundai Elantra with a 2.0-liter beta engine.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Hyundai toll-free at 1-800-633-5151.

Fairy Dust pendants and candle charms

Company: Benjamin International.

Quantity: 57,000.

Why? The recalled metal pendants and charms contain high levels of lead.

What models? The recalled pewter pendants were sold in a collection of 12 pendants. The pendants were sold separately and on candles of various colors and scents.

Where sold? Gift shops.

What to do? Call Benjamin toll-free at 1-888-249-7639 or visit

Wolf Appliance gas ranges

Company: Wolf Appliance Inc.

Quantity: 24,000.

Why? Delayed ignition of gas in the oven can cause a flash of flames to be projected at a consumer when the range door is opened, posing a burn hazard.

What models? The 48-Inch gas ranges with model numbers: P48, PS48 and R48. The gas ranges are stainless steel with a double oven. A "Wolf" appliance logo is on the front of the larger oven door.

Where sold? Home builders and appliance stores.

What to do? Call Wolf toll-free at 1-866-643-6408 or visit

Audi A8 vehicles

Company: Volkswagen of America.

Quantity: 13,900.

Why? The gear shift could move out of the park position even if the ignition key is not in the slot.

What models? 1996-2003 Audi A8 vehicles with 5-speed automatic transmission.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Audi toll-free at 1-800-822-2834.

Jaguar XF

Company: Jaguar Cars LTD.

Quantity: 7,918.

Why? A flaw in the rear seat belt system could lead to passengers not being properly restrained.

What models? 2009 Jaguar XH vehicles.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Jaguar toll-free at 1-800-452-4827.

Deda Forza bicycle handlebar stems

Company: Deda Elementi S.r.l.

Quantity: 400.

Why? The top of the bicycle handlebar stem can crack and cause the rider to lose control.

What models? Bicycles with Deda Forza black carbon fiber handlebar stems in gloss finish. "Deda Forza" is printed on the handlebar stem.

Where sold? Bicycle retailers.

What to do? Call Deda Elementi toll-free at 1-866-514-5522, visit or

Action baby carriers

Company: Optave Inc.

Quantity: 250.

Why? The baby carrier's chest strap can detach from the shoulder straps, posing a fall hazard to the baby.

What models? The recalled carriers were sold under the "Action Baby Carrier" brand name. The carriers are sold in various colors and patterns: blue, brown, green, "so square," "the larrisa" and "spring breeze."

Where sold? Specialty retail stores and Internet sites.

What to do? Visit

Recalls: GM vehicles, Circo bobbie socks, Hershey Chocolate Shell topping 09/11/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 4:37pm]
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