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Recalls: Ground turkey products, Ford pickup trucks, more

Ground turkey products

Company: Cargill Meat Solutions Corp.

Quantity: 36 million pounds.

Why? The products may be contaminated with a multi-drug resistant strain of salmonella. Consumption of food contaminated with salmonella can cause salmonellosis, which can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

What models? Various brands of ground turkey chubs, ground patties and frozen ground turkey that bear the establishment number "P-963" inside the USDA mark of inspection. For the full product list with details, see www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_060_2011_Release/index.asp.

Where sold? Various stores nationwide.

What to do? Call Cargill toll-free at 1-888-812-1646.

Ford pickup trucks

Company: Ford Motor Co.

Quantity: 1.1 million.

Why? The metal straps holding the gas tanks can rust, allowing them to fall, rupture and catch fire.

What models? 1997 through 2004 Ford F-150 models; 1997 through 1999 F-250 pickups; and 2002-2003 Lincoln Blackwood pickups. All were sold in cold-weather states where salt is used to clear roads.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Ford toll-free at 1-800-392-3673.

Toy keys with remote

Company: Battat Inc.

Quantity: 1,080,000.

Why? The metal toy keys and the plastic key ring can break, posing a choking hazard.

What models? All B. FunKeys with factory code H58000-01 or H26300-01, and Parents Magazine Electronic Keys with factory code H26300-01. Both remotes have sound buttons, and the metal keys hang from a plastic ring.

Where sold? Retailers and online sellers from April 2010-May 2011 for B. FunKeys, and from January 2006-December 2009 for Parents Magazine.

What to do? Call Battat toll-free at 1-866-665-5524 or visit www.battatco.com.

Vital Signs breathing device

Company: Vital Signs Devices.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The Vital Signs Devices Passive Humidification Device (Hygroscopic Condenser Humidifier or HCH) may have an occlusion that can prevent proper flow of the medical gases or oxygen, possibly resulting in insufficient oxygen delivered to the patient. If that happens, it could result in serious adverse health consequences or even death.

What models? Vital Signs Devices Passive Humidification Device (Hygroscopic Condenser Humidifier or HCH). For full list and details, see http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm266153.htm.

Where sold? Various distributors.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-932-0760.

Little People Builders' Load 'n Go Wagon

Company: Fisher-Price.

Quantity: 208,000.

Why? The back of the wagon's plastic handle has molded-in reinforcement. The handle poses a laceration hazard if a child falls on it.

What models? Fisher Price's Little People Builders' Load 'n Go Wagon model number P8977. The product includes a red wagon with a yellow handle, multi-colored plastic blocks and a dog figure. "Little People Builders" is found on a label on the side of the wagon and "Fisher Price" is embossed on the handle.

Where sold? Mass merchandise retail stores from June 2009-July 2011.

What to do? Call Fisher-Price toll-free at 1-800-432-5437 or visit www.service.mattel.com.

Disney-branded pogo sticks

Company: Bravo Sports.

Quantity: 159,000.

Why? The bottom rubber tip attached to the pogo stick frame can wear out prematurely, posing a fall hazard. Also, the end caps on the handlebars can come off, exposing sharp edges and posing a laceration hazard.

What models? Disney Hannah Montana Pogo Stick, the Disney/Pixar Toy Story Cruising Cool Pogo Stick, the Disney/Pixar Cars Pogo Stick, the Disney Princess Pogo Stick and the Disney Fairies Cruising Cool Pogo Stick. The pogo sticks have Disney labels between the handlebars. The manufacturing date codes between 01/01/2009-022CO and 11/30/2010-022CO are on a clear label on the stem of the pogo stick near the foot pedals.

Where sold? Burlington Coat Factory, Kmart, Kohls.com, Target and Toys R Us from February 2009-June 2011.

What to do? Call Bravo toll-free at 1-855-469-3429 or visit www.bravopogorecall.com.

Beef products

Company: Northwestern Meat Inc.

Quantity: 6,240 pounds.

Why? The meat could contain the animal drug Ivermectin, which is an anti-parasitic and is used as a de-worming agent in live animals. It contains ingredients that could be toxic to some people.

What models? The 60-pound cases of C&D brand bulk-packed cartons of boneless beef with a package code of LOT. N60 146-11 A or LOT. N60 146-11 B and a processing date of 26.05.11 all shown on the box label.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-305-633-8112.

Electric baseboard, fan heater thermostats

Company: Honeywell International Inc.

Quantity: 77,000.

Why? The thermostats can overheat, causing them to melt and smoke.

What models? Honeywell brand with model numbers CT1950A1003, CT1950B1002, CT1957A1008, T4700B1014 and T4700A1016. Cadet brand with model numbers T4700B1030.

Where sold? Home improvement stores, HVAC and electrical stores and contractors from January 2000-December 2007.

What to do? Call Honeywell toll-free at 1-888-235-7363 or visit http://www.yourhome.honeywell.com/T4700.

Dietary supplements

Company: Qualiherb.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products contain ephedrine alkaloids, which pose a risk of heart attack, stroke and death.

What models? Shi Shen Tang, item 20217, manufacturer number CP10217; Ding Chuan Tang, item 20802, manufacturer number 2008-12; Shen Mi Tang, item 21022 and manufacturer number CP11022; and Xu Ming Tang, item 22101, manufacturer number P122101.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1- 800-533-5907.

Various food products

Company: Flying Food Group LLC.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. Consumption of food contaminated with it can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease.

What models? The 8.5-ounce packages of Sano Very Berry Yogurt Parfait that have "Enjoy By" dates of 7/23-8/3; the 8-ounce packages of Sano Triple Cherry Yogurt Parfait that have "Enjoy By" dates of 7/23-8/3; the 6.4-ounce trays of F & L Café Salad, Chicken Caesar Salad that have "Best Before" dates of 7/23-8/3; and 6.9-ounce trays of F&L Café Salad, Chef Salad that have "Best Before" dates of 7/23-8/3.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-312-243-2122.

Weight-loss capsules

Company: Intercharm Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products contain sibutramine, a controlled substance that was withdrawn from the market in October 2010 for safety reasons. Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.

What models? Slim Forte Slimming Capsule, batch 20100928, Best By 09.27.2012 and batch 20100604, Best By 06.03.2012; Slim Forte Slimming Coffee, batch 20100903, Best By 09.02.2012; and Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel, lot 12.24.2009, Best By 12.23.2011.

Where sold? Through the Internet.

What to do? Call the company at 1-323-876-7441.

Safety latches and outlet covers

Company: Prime-Line Products Co. Inc.

Quantity: 37,000.

Why? The screws on the safety latches and outlet covers can loosen and/or break. When this happens, young children can gain access to electrical outlets and other potentially hazardous items.

What models? Prime-Line child safety drawer and cabinet latches and outlet covers with rotating receptacle covers were sold under the brand name Child Safe. The drawer and cabinet latches were sold three per package, in model number S 4439 with SKU 049793044396, and model number S 4444 with SKU 049793044440. The outlet covers were sold one per package, in ivory, model number S 4447 with SKU 049793044471, and white, model number S 4461 with SKU 049793044617.

Where sold? Drawer and cabinet latches were sold at Ace Hardware and True Value stores between October 2010-June 2011. Outlet covers were sold at Ace Hardware between October 2009-June 2011.

What to do? Call Prime-Line toll-free at 1-855-839-9555 or visit www.prime-line-products.com.

Nissan Altima

Company: Nissan North America Inc.

Quantity: 20,000.

Why? A bolt may not fit properly, causing a rattle and possible coming loose, which could cause a driver to lose control of the car.

What models? 2011-2012 Nissan Altima.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Nissan toll-free at 1-800-647-7261.

Pogoplug Video file sharing device

Company: Cloud Engines Inc.

Quantity: 9,500.

Why? The unit can overheat or catch fire.

What models? Pogoplug Video file sharing device is a black desktop electronics box, measuring about 2.5 inches wide, 7 inches deep and 5.5 inches high. It is used to stream and share videos, photos and music and to provide remote access to files stored on drives attached to the device. The device has the word "Pogoplug" on the side. "Model: Pogoplug Video" is listed on a label on the bottom of the device.

Where sold? Best Buy, Buy.com, Pogoplug.com, New Egg and Sony Style from March-June.

What to do? Call Cloud Engines toll-free at 1-866-582-6651, e-mail videorecall@cloudengines.com or visit www.pogoplug.com.

Volvo S80

Company: Volvo Cars of NA LLC.

Quantity: 8,406.

Why? A problem in a power steering hose could lead to a loss of steering.

What models? 2007 Volvo S80.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Volvo at 1-201-768-7300.

Bathtub non-slip pads

Company: Prime-Line Products Co. Inc.

Quantity: 8,000.

Why? Some pads do not stick to the bathtub surface.

What models? Whale-shaped, white, vinyl, non-slip bathtub pads with textured surfaces and adhesive backings model number S-4630 and SKU number 049793846303.

Where sold? Ace Hardware from May 2010-June 2011 .

What to do? Call Prime-Line toll-free at 1-855-839-9555 or visit www.prime-line-products.com.

Explorer, Hammerhead strollers

Company: phil&teds USA Inc.

Quantity: 7,560.

Why? The brake mechanism on the strollers can fail.

What models? The recalled strollers have metal frames and were sold as single strollers or with a doubles kit to make them double strollers. The Explorer has three wheels and the Hammerhead has four. Both have a cloth seat and canopy. Explorer strollers were sold in the following colors: black, apple green, navy, red/black and apple green/black. Hammerhead strollers were sold in black only. Affected serial numbers: 0610/0001 to 0111/4788. This information can be found on a sticker attached to the inside of the left hand hinge when viewing the stroller from behind.

Where sold? philandteds.com, pishposhbaby.com, and albeebaby.com; and at Babies R Us and specialty juvenile retailers from August 2010-June 2011.

What to do? Call phil&teds toll-free at 1-855-652-9019 or visit www.philandteds.com/support.

Kohler glass shower doors

Company: Kohler Co.

Quantity: 100.

Why? The hinge panel of the shower door can shatter.

What models? The half-inch thick hinge panel included in the Kohler Purist, Pinstripe and Finial frameless heavy glass pivot shower doors. The hinge panel was sold as a component under part numbers 705753-L-NA, 705754-L-NA and 705760-L-NA in various shower door packages. For more details, see http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11286.html.

Where sold? Through plumbing distributors from May 2009-November 2010.

What to do? Call Kohler toll-free at 1-866-782-6329 or visit www.kohler.com.

Recalls: Ground turkey products, Ford pickup trucks, more 08/04/11 [Last modified: Thursday, August 4, 2011 12:04pm]
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