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Recalls: Little Tikes workshop, tool sets; pourable gel fuel containers

Little Tikes workshop, tool sets

Company: Little Tikes.

Quantity: 1.7 million.

Why? The recalled workshop and tool sets have oversized, plastic toy nails that can pose a choking hazard to young children.

What models? The toy nails are oversized, plastic and about 3 1/4 inches long by 1 1/4 inch in diameter. The nails are either red or blue and have a large round head; below the nail head there is a plastic ridge, slightly smaller than the nail head and about 1 inch in diameter. The model number may be found on some of the products. For a complete list, see www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11334.html.

Where sold? Various retailers from 1990-2004.

What to do? Call Little Tikes toll-free at 1-800-321-0183 or visit www.littletikes.com.

Pourable gel fuel containers

Companies: Pacific Décor Ltd., Luminosities/Windflame Inc., Smart Solar Inc., Real Flame, Fuel Barons Inc. and Bond Manufacturing Co.

Quantity: 159,700 containers.

Why? The pourable gel fuel can ignite unexpectedly and splatter onto people and objects nearby when it is poured into a firepot that is still burning. Gel fuel that splatters and ignites can pose fire and burn risks to consumers that can be fatal.

What models? See the following websites for specific details: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11337.html; www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11338.html; www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11336.html; www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11339.html; www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11340.html; and www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11344.html.

Where sold? Various stores and online.

What to do? Call Pacific Décor at 1-425-949-7878 or visit www.PacificDecorLtd.com; Luminosities/Windflame toll-free at 1-855-774-2260 or visit www.windflame.com; Smart Solar in Oldsmar at 813-343-5770 or visit www.smartsolar.com; Bond Manufacturing toll-free at 1-866-771-2663 or visit www.bondmfg.com; Real Flame toll-free at 1-866-918-8766 or visit www.realflamerecall.com; and Fuel Barons toll-free at 1-877-469-6347 or visit www.fuelbarons.com.

Velveeta shells and cheese

Company: Kraft Foods Global Inc.

Quantity: 137,000 cases.

Why? The products may contain small, thin wire bristle pieces.

What models? Velveeta Shells & Cheese microwaveable cups. For full list, please see www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm274168.htm.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Kraft toll-free at 1-800-308-1841.

True Leaf bagged, chopped romaine

Company: True Leaf Farms.

Quantity: 2,498 cartons.

Why? The product could be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, 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? True Leaf Farms chopped or shredded romaine lettuce with a use-by date of 9/29/11 and a box code of B256-46438-8.

Where sold? To wholesale distributors.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-799-9475 or visit www.churchbrothers.com.

Organic grape tomatoes

Company: Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products may contain 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 organic grape tomatoes are sold in 10.5-ounce plastic clam shell containers containing UPC code 033383655925, located on the front of the package, below the barcode. The containers also have the words LIMITED EDITION and Product of Mexico printed on the label. The organic grape tomatoes are also sold in 7-ounce plastic clam shell containers with Barcode 20025465, and marketed under the Fresh & Easy brand.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-619-661-6000 or e-mail questions to info@andrew-williamson.com.

Ground beef products

Company: Tyson Fresh Meats Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, a bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration and in the most severe cases, kidney failure.

What models? Three-pound chubs of a generic label ground beef 73 percent lean - 27 percent fat, packed in 36-pound cases each containing 12 chubs. Cases bear an identifying product code of D-0211 LWI.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-866-328-3156.

Musical wooden table toys

Company: Battat Inc.

Quantity: 14,000.

Why? Small pegs on the xylophone toy can loosen and detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

What models? The table has a green painted surface and colorful instruments affixed to the top. The table stands about 7 1/2 inches tall and has three supporting legs. Instruments on the table include a xylophone, cymbal, drum and two drumsticks.

Where sold? Music and toy stores and online from September 2006-October 2010.

What to do? Call Battat toll-free at 1-800-247-6144 or visit www.battatco.com.

RedMax brushcutter

Company: Husqvarna Zenoah Co. Ltd.

Quantity: 10,500.

Why? Some fuel tanks allow leakage at the fuel cap, posing a fire hazard.

What models? The RedMax model TR2350S with shaft serial numbers ranging from 10215377 to 10625892 and engine serial numbers ranging from 10115390 to 10425910.

Where sold? Authorized RedMax dealers and distributors.

What to do? Call Husqvarna toll-free at 1-877-257-6921 or e-mail recalls@husqvarna.com.

Stafford step stools

Company: Ballard Designs Inc.

Quantity: 2,500.

Why? Plastic tabs on the feet of the step stools can cause the stools to be unstable, posing a fall hazard.

What models? Ballard Designs Stafford step stools made of wood painted black or white. Printed on the underside of the step stools is one of the following five numbers: 100097963, 100099019, 100097230, 100100584 or 100102942. All recalled stools also have four plastic tabs affixed to the feet of the step stool.

Where sold? Ballard Designs stores, catalogs and at www.ballarddesigns.com and www.hsn.com from July 2009-May 2011.

What to do? Call Ballard toll-free at 1-888-606-2627 or visit www.ballarddesigns.com.

Shermag drop-side cribs

Company: Shermag Inc.

Quantity: 2,300.

Why? The drop-side rail hardware on the cribs can break or fail, allowing the drop side to detach from the crib. When the drop side detaches, a hazardous gap is created between the drop-side rail and the crib mattress in which infants and toddlers can become wedged or entrapped, posing risks of suffocation and strangulation. In addition, children can fall out of the crib when the drop-side rail falls unexpectedly or detaches from the crib.

What models? Wooden drop-side cribs with hidden drop-side hardware. Model numbers 202647, 211047 and 272547 were sold separately and as part of the City Lights, Fairy Tales and Dormez Vous furniture collections. Shermag is printed on a tag on the mattress springs.

Where sold? The Land of Nod and other baby specialty stores from September 2004-December 2008.

What to do? Call Shermag toll-free at 1-800-567-3419 or visit www.shermag.com.

Chrysler products

Company: Chrysler Group LLC.

Quantity: 667.

Why? A connecting rod failure could lead to engine failure.

What models? 2012 Chrysler Town & Country and 200; Dodge Charger, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey; and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

Recalls: Little Tikes workshop, tool sets; pourable gel fuel containers

10/06/11 [Last modified: Thursday, October 6, 2011 5:56pm]

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