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Recalls: Ice/hot and ice gel packs, Oral contraceptive Introvale, more

Ice/hot and ice gel packs

Company: California Innovations Inc.

Quantity: 880,000.

Why? If the packs become damaged, they can leak gel that could contain diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol, which can cause illness if ingested in large amounts.

What models? Cryofreeze ice/hot packs and Arctic Zone ice packs.

Where sold? Mass merchandise and warehouse stores, other retailers, distributors and on-line sellers between July 2007-December 2008.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-722-2545, e-mail ci-recall@ca-innovations.com or visit www.californiainnovations.com.

Oral contraceptive Introvale

Company: Sandoz.

Quantity: 10 lots.

Why? The white placebo tablets were mistakenly in the ninth row (labeled Week 9) of the 13-row blister card, rather than in the correct position in the 13th and final row (labeled Week 13). Taking the wrong pill could result in an unintended pregnancy.

What models? Introvale with the following lot numbers: LF00478C, LF00479C, LF00551C, LF00552C, LF00687C, LF00688C, LF00763C, LF00764C, LF00765C and LF01261C.

Where sold? Various stores from January 2011-May 2012.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-525-2492 or email qa.druginfo@sandoz.com.

Pasta mix products

Company: Bay Valley Foods.

Quantity: 74,000 cases.

Why? The products include a seasoning blend manufactured by Kerry Ingredients & Flavours using lactic acid that could contain small metal fragments.

What models? Reggano Linguine and Parmesan Pasta Entree, Reggano Pasta Salad Classic Italian, Reggano Pasta Skillet Classic Stroganoff, and Thick and Creamy Macaroni and Cheese. For a more detailed description, please see http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm307236.htm.

Where sold? Walmart and Aldi stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-756-5781.

Sienna Bakery cookies

Company: Best Maid Cookie Co.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

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

What models? Sienna Bakery brand Oatmeal Walnut Raisin, UPC 093901165992 and lot numbers 121222011525001 on the master case and 12122201 on the retail box; and Sienna Bakery brand White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies, UPC 093901201706 and lot numbers 121222061052009, 121222061052001 on the master case and 12122201 on the retail box.

Where sold? GFS Marketplace stores from May 11-June 7.

What to do? Call Best Maid toll-free at 1-888-444-0322.

Wellesse Digestive 3 in 1 Health

Company: Botanical Laboratories.

Quantity: 313 bottles.

Why? The product has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

What models? The 33.8- and 16-ounce bottles of Digestive 3 in 1 Health liquid dietary supplement with lot numbers 34441C or 34552C.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-232-4005.

Jeep Liberty

Company: Chrysler Group LLC.

Quantity: 137,000.

Why? The lower control arms in the rear suspensions of the Libertys can rust and break, possibly causing them to crash. The recall involves vehicles in states where salt is used to clear ice and snow from the roads.

What models? 2006-2007 Jeep Liberty.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

Honda Civic

Company: American Honda Motor Co.

Quantity: 50,190.

Why? A problem with the driveshaft could allow the car to roll away if the parking brake is not set when the car is put in park. he lower control arms in the rear suspensions of the Libertys can rust and break, possibly causing them to crash. The recall involves vehicles in states where salt is used to clear ice and snow from the roads.

What models? 2012 Honda Civic.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Honda toll-free at 1-800-999-1009.

Kia Borrego

Company: Kia Motors Corp.

Quantity: 21,912.

Why? Certain pedal mounts have a Fiberglass composition that allows them to break off in a collision that has not immobilized the vehicle. If that happens, the vehicle could continue to roll.

What models? 2009 Kia Borrego.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Kia toll-free at 1-800-333-4542.

Bowflex SelectTech 1090 dumbbells

Company: Nautilus Inc.

Quantity: 17,000.

Why? The weight selector dial on the units can fail, causing weight plates to fall when the dumbbell is lifted from its cradle.

What models? The black steel dumbbells are sold in pairs and can have a weight capacity of 10 to 90 pounds. The word Bowflex is written in gray along the top of each handle. This recall involves units with a date-of-manufacture code in the serial number in the range of 1111 through 1136.

Where sold? Sporting goods stores, Nautilus.com and other online retailers from May-August 2011.

What to do? Call Nautilus toll-free at 1-800-416-7271 or visit www.bowflex.com.

Subaru BRZ

Company: Subaru of America Inc.

Quantity: 1,886.

Why? The owners' manual contains an inaccurate description of the front passenger occupant classification system.

What models? 2013 Subaru BRZ.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Subaru toll-free at 1-800-782-2783.

Folding deck chair

Company: West Marine Products Inc.

Quantity: 1,200.

Why? The chair cannot support the stated weight capacity.

What models? The West Marine deluxe deck chair with a model/SKU number of 13110341.

Where sold? West Marine stores, westmarine.com and in the West Marine catalog from February-May 2012.

What to do? Call West Marine toll-free at 1-800-262-8464 or visit www.westmarine.com.

Recalls: Ice/hot and ice gel packs, Oral contraceptive Introvale, more

06/14/12 [Last modified: Thursday, June 14, 2012 5:29pm]
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