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Recalls: Kawasaki motorcycles, Genova solid light tuna, more

Peanut butter products

Company: Various.

Quantity: Undetermined.

Why? The Food and Drug Administration is urging consumers to continue watching recalls lists for products with peanut butter. Some products have been linked to salmonella contamination. Salmonella is 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? Various.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Visit oc/opacom/hottopics/ salmonellatyph.html#products for updated recalls of specific products, and salmonella/typhimurium/#advice for information and advice.

Kawasaki motorcycles

Company: Kawasaki Motors Corp.

Quantity: All of each model listed below.

Why? Various problems that could lead to a crash.

What models? 2009 Ninja ZX10R (ZX1000E9F) and 2008-2009 KLR 650 (KLR 650 (KL650E8F/L, KL650E9F/L).

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Kawasaki toll-free at 1-866-802-9381.

Stuffed animal and creature toys

Company: Old Navy LLC.

Quantity: 35,500.

Why? The stuffed toys have two button eyes that could detach from the toy, posing a choking hazard to young children.

What models? Toy and style number: Brown Plaid Creature (Stubby Stuberson), 612756; Pink Striped Dove, 600571; Grey Dog, 600572; Hot Pink Creature (Lucy Toothy), 612800; White Dog (Dr. Poopsie), 612738; Brown Penguin, 612672; Light Pink Rabbit, 612671; Brown Reindeer, 612728; Dark Pink Rabbit (Honey O'Bunny), 612806.

Where sold? Old Navy.

What to do? Call Old Navy toll-free at 1-866-580-9930, visit or e-mail [email protected]

Genova solid light tuna in olive oil

Company: Tri-Union Seafoods LLC.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product is mislabeled and contains albacore tuna in soybean oil with vegetable broth that contains soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soybean run the risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume these products.

What models? The 5-ounce variety of Genova solid light tuna in olive oil with the UPC code 4800013265, Best By Date 10/17/12 and product code DEHAH 1A225 or DEHBH 1A225.

Where sold? Publix.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-877-843-6376.

Green Thumb twin wheelbarrows

Company: True Value Co.

Quantity: 17,000.

Why? Overinflating the tire could cause the wheel's plastic rim to break, posing an injury to the user.

What models? The recalled wheelbarrow has tan plastic wheel rims, a black plastic tray and steel handles and axle.

Where sold? True Value.

What to do? Call True Value toll-free at 1-800-621-6025 or visit

The General compound bows

Company: BowTech Archery.

Quantity: 8,000.

Why? The ends of the bow's limbs can unexpectedly break during use and send fragments of the bow in the direction of the user or bystanders.

What models? "The General" compound bows hunting and target models with draw weights of 60 and 70 pounds that do not have a collet in the limb. The bows measure about 31 inches long and have draw lengths of 26-30 inches. Hunting models were sold in real tree and mossy oak camouflage patterns. Target models were sold in gray, black, and wood-grain. The bows have laminated wood grips engraved with the word "BowTech" and a label with "The General" on the center pivot point of the bottom limb.

Where sold? Authorized BowTech dealers.

What to do? Call BowTech toll-free at 1-888-689-1289 or visit

Recalls: Kawasaki motorcycles, Genova solid light tuna, more 02/24/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 5:32pm]
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