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Recalls: Kashi frozen pizzas; American Girl Crafts beads, ribbon bracelets; more

Kashi frozen pizzas

Company: Kashi.

Quantity: 11,000 cases.

Why? There may be plastic fragments in an ingredient in the pizza crusts.

What models? Kashi Mediterranean Thin Crust Pizza packaged in a 12.7-ounce box and marked with UPC code 1862732905 3 and Best If Used Before date of either May10 12NU, May18 12NU, or May19 12NU; Kashi Roasted Vegetable Thin Crust Pizza, 12.2-ounce box, UPC code 1862737342 1, May09 12NU or May14 12NU; Kashi Mushroom Trio and Spinach Thin Crust Pizza, 11.9-ounce box, UPC code 1862737344 5, May17 12NU.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Kashi toll-free at 1-877-864-3521 or visit www.kashi.com.

American Girl Crafts pearly beads, ribbon bracelets

Company: EKSuccess Brands.

Quantity: 75,000.

Why? The surface coating on some of the beads contains excessive levels of lead.

What models? Pearly Beads & Ribbon Bracelets kit distributed under the American Girl Crafts name with a SKU number of 30-585331. The SKU number is located on the back of the package in the lower right corner. The kit contains 56 pieces.

Where sold? Michaels stores and other retailers from September 2009-June 2011.

What to do? Visit www.eksuccessbrands.com.

Toyota Prius

Company: Toyota Motor North America Inc.

Quantity: 52,377.

Why? The steering linkage may loosen, causing a loss of steering control.

What models? 2001 Toyota Prius.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Toyota toll-free at 1-800-331-4331.

Bratz makeup design sketch book

Company: MGA Entertainment.

Quantity: 6,200.

Why? This product has the potential to be contaminated with staphylococcus warneri and staphylococcus intermedius. For certain individuals, introduction into the eye by either microorganism may result in infection, which, if left untreated, may lead to sight-threatening complications.

What models? Bratz makeup design sketch book with the UPC number 0-35051-50478-8.

Where sold? Various stores and online from November 2010-February.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-222-4685.

Via xtreme dietary supplement

Company: Global Wellness LLC.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product contains sulfoaildenafil methanesulfonate, sulfosildenafil and dimethylsildenafil analogs of sildenafil. Silenafil is an active ingredient of an FDA approved drug for erectile dysfunction, making this an unapproved drug. The undeclared ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

What models? Via xtreme dietary supplement for men, in packages with 6 blue capsules, lots 809013 and 806030.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-954-922-1133.

Bravo! Pig Ear Chews

Company: Bravo!.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, which can affect animals and humans who handled the contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews or any other surfaces exposed to these products.

What models? Bravo! 50-count bulk Oven roasted Pig Ears Product Code: 75-121 Lot # 12-06-10.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-866-922-9222 or visit www.bravorawdiet.com.

SimplyThick thickening gel products

Company: Simply Thick LLC.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised the company that Thermo Pac LLC failed to file with the FDA a scheduled process designed to ensure that vegetative cells (harmful bacteria) of possible public health significance are destroyed during the manufacturing process.

What models? SimplyThick thickening gel products in the 15g and 30g pouches, as well as some 120g and 240g pouches identified as those with a "TP" in the lot code stamped into the edge of the packet. For a complete list and codes, see http://www.simplythick.com/recalleddatecodes.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-205-7115.

Beeni Baby hats

Company: Kahn Enterprises LLC.

Quantity: 35.

Why? A baby can spit up during use, posing an asphyxiation hazard.

What models? The hats are made of cotton and spandex. They have two straps sewn to the sides and a removable plastic pacifier holder. Model number 125867 is on a tag sewn into the back inner rim of the cap.

Where sold? www.beeni.net from January 2009-May 2011.

What to do? Call the firm collect at 1-612-310-4053, e-mail info@beeni-kids.com or visit www.beeni.net.

Skin-Prep Wipes

Company: Churchill Medical Systems.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The wipes, which are included in hospital-use convenience kits, could have the potential for bacterial contamination.

What models? See http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm257809.htm for the full list.

Where sold? Distributed through hospitals.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-473-5414.

Repackaged pharmaceuticals

Company: Aidapak Services LLC.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products have the potential of contamination. There is potential likelihood that a serious anaphylactic reaction in patients, with known hypersensitivity to beta-lactam or penicillin products, could result from receiving these products.

What models? See http://aidapak.com/Recall/FDA%20Recall%20List%2020110601.pdf for the full list.

Where sold? Distributed through hospitals.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-866-374-7665 or e-mail QA@aidapak.com.

Azar Mountain trail mix

Company: Azar Nut Co.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

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

What models? Azar Mountain trail mix (Item#:9613896, 2/5#) with the following date codes: 10256, 10284, 10313, 10320, 10342, 10357, 11017, 11031, 11066, 11089, 11109, 11123, 11138 and 11144.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-915-877-4079.

Gripper shaker musical instrument

Company: Woodstock Percussion Inc.

Quantity: 9,400.

Why? The handle can detach from the shaker, exposing a rough edge and posing a laceration hazard. The detached handle also could release small steel pellets and a plastic plug, which pose choking hazards.

What models? Plastic musical instruments, 5.5 inches long, with rounded, egg-shaped tops containing steel pellets and open circular handles. They come in blue and green. The marking "B4" is printed on the rounded top of each shaker.

Where sold? Mail-order catalogs, websites and retail stores between August 2010-March 2011.

What to do? Call Woodstock toll free at 1-866-543-2848, e-mail safety@chimes.com or visit www.woodstockpercussion.net.

Volvo S60

Company: Volvo Cars of NA LLC.

Quantity: 7,558.

Why? The software for the fuel pump may not work properly, causing the engine to hesitate or stall even if the gauge indicates there is fuel in the tank.

What models? 2012 Volvo S60.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

Air exchangers

Company: Venmar Ventilation Inc.

Quantity: 1,400.

Why? The motor in the air exchangers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

What models? Brands and model numbers: Venmar EA 20XXX, 41005 and Air Exchanger; Venmar AVS, 4100X; vanEE, 1601510; Flair, 41XXX; Hushm 1601510; and Guardian by Broan, AE60.

Where sold? Heating, plumbing and building supply distributors from January 1996-December 2001.

What to do? Call Venmar toll-free at 1-866-441-4645 or visit www.venmar.ca.

Elna sewing machines

Company: Janome America Inc.

Quantity: 600.

Why? The wires inside the sewing machine can short circuit, posing a risk of fire.

What models? Elna eXcellence 740 sewing machine.

Where sold? Sewing machine stores from September 2010-April 2011.

What to do? Call Janome toll-free at 1-800-631-0183 or visit www.elnausa.com.

Toyota Sienna, Venza

Company: Toyota Motor North America Inc.

Quantity: 50.

Why? There's a possibility that the right front drive shaft could break.

What models? 2011 Toyota Sienna, Venza.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Toyota toll-free at 1-800-331-4331.

Recalls: Kashi frozen pizzas; American Girl Crafts beads, ribbon bracelets; more 06/10/11 [Last modified: Friday, June 10, 2011 1:44pm]
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