HeartMate II heart pump
Company: Thoratec Corp.
Why? Wear and fatigue of the percutaneous lead connecting the HeartMate II LVAS blood pump with the system controller may result in damage that could interrupt pump function, require reoperation to replace the pump and potentially result in serious injury or death.
What models? Catalog No. 1355 or 102139. The catalog number is located on the package label.
Where sold? Hospitals and distributors.
What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-528-2577.
Harry & David candy
Company: Harry and David.
Quantity: 400 boxes.
Why? The product may contain a different Moose Munch product, which contains pecans not declared on the ingredient statement. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to pecans run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
What models? The 1-pound, 4-ounce boxes of Harry & David Moose Munch Confection, Milk Chocolate with a "Best if used by" date of 06/28/09. The "Best if used by" date is located on a sticker on the bottom of the box. The bottom of the box also has the stock identifying number RSD142014 printed on it.
Where sold? Harry and David.
What to do? Call Harry and David toll-free at 1-800-233-1101.
Rage wireless guitars
Company: Performance Designed Products LLC.
Why? A circuit board defect can cause AA batteries used in the guitar to leak if the batteries are installed incorrectly, posing a risk of chemical burns.
What models? The Rage Wireless Guitar controller designed to be used on the Nintendo Wii system. The guitar is blue or white and is 31 inches long. The guitar contains battery-operated LED-lighted fret buttons that go up the neck of the guitar.
Where sold? Various stores.
What to do? Call Performance toll-free at 1-800-331-3844 or visit www.pdp.com.
Blue Ember gas grills
Company: Fiesta Gas Grills.
Why? The gas grills can be assembled improperly, exposing the gas burner hoses to excessive heat and posing a fire and burn hazard.
What models? Blue Ember liquid propane or natural gas outdoor grills, model numbers FG50057 or FG50069. For full serial numbers, please see http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09020.html for a full list.
Where sold? Various stores.
What to do? Call Fiesta toll-free at 1-866-740-7849, visit www.fiestagasgrills.com or e-mail email@example.com.
Carter's clothing with tag-less labels
Company: Carter's Inc.
Why? A percentage of babies and infants have developed rashes on the upper back after wearing Carter's clothing with heat-transferred, or "tag-less," labels.
What models? Carter's fall 2007 product line.
Where sold? Carter's and other stores.
What to do? Call Carter's toll-free at 1-888-282-4674, visit www.carters.com/corporate/tagless_message.aspx or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Didj Gaming System
Company: LeapFrog Enterprises Inc.
Why? The rechargeable batteries included with the recharging station can overheat if the gaming system is placed into the recharging base upside down.
What models? The recharging base is white with a green indicator light on the bottom. The Recharging Station for Didj was sold as item number 30676, which is printed on the box and on the bottom of the recharging base.
Where sold? Various stores, online and at www.leapfrog.com.
What to do? Call LeapFrog toll-free at 1-800-701-5327, visit www.leapfrog.com/recall or e-mail email@example.com.
Serta foam core mattresses
Company: Serta International Mattress Co.
Why? The mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal open flame standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard.
What models? Mattress and model number: Serene Signature Zip, 810098, 810298, 810198, 810598; Accord Zip, 830098; Perpetual Zip, 830298, 830498; Solara Zip, 830798; Solara II Zip, 830898; Compass Zip, 830198, 831598; Bellbrook Zip, 830398; Elysian Zip, 830698; Allington Zip, 831098; Araceli Zip, 831498; Royce Select Zip, 831698.
Where sold? Mattress retailers.
What to do? Call Serta toll-free at 1-866-675-3853 or visit www.serta.com.
Murray front engine riding lawn mowers
Company: Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group LLC.
Why? The two-piece fuel tanks on the riding mowers can separate at the seam, causing fuel to leak. This can pose a fire and burn hazard.
What models? Models 7800162, 7800191 and 7800192 with serial number ranges: 2012852329 -2012852578; 2013004655-2013005154; 2013071338-2013071546; 2012886982-2012887081; 2012887082-2012887231; 2013035588-2013035671; 2012887399-2012887548; 2012887549-2012887648; 2012978024-2012978024; 2013046581-2013047179.
Where sold? Various dealers.
What to do? Call Briggs & Stratton toll-free at 1-800-227-3798 or visit www.briggsandstratton.com.
Duracell combo power adapters
Company: Battery-Biz Inc.
Why? The adapters can fail and overheat, posing a burn hazard.
What models? Duracell 130W combo AC/DC adapters with model numbers EA10900, AC-6501, and DRUM130 and date codes 0804 and 0805.
Where sold? www.dell.com and www.duracelldirect.com.
What to do? Call Battery-Biz toll-free at 1-800-780-6552 or visit www.battery-biz.com.
Shimano Dura Ace wheels for bicycles
Company: Shimano American Corp.
Why? Rim surface and spoke hole plugs on the wheel can cause a puncture to the inner tube, resulting in a flat tire.
What models? Shimano Dura Ace Carbon Clincher Wheel Sets with model number WH-7850 C24CL sold for road racing bicycles. The rim has labels that read "Shimano WH-7850," "Dura Ace" and "Carbon 1380."
Where sold? Bicycle specialty stores and dealers.
What to do? Visit bike.shimano.com.