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Recalls: Oral contraceptives, Chefmate 6-speed blender, more

Oral contraceptives

Company: Qualitest Pharmaceuticals.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? A packaging error reverses the weekly tablet orientation and makes the lot number and expiration date no longer visible. As a result of this packaging error, the daily regimen for these oral contraceptives may be incorrect and could leave women without adequate contraception, and at risk for unintended pregnancy.

What models? Cyclafem 7/7/7, Cyclafem 1/35, Emoquette, Gildess FE 1.5/30, Gildess FE 1/20, Orsythia, Previfem and Tri-Previfem. For the affected lot numbers, please see www.qualitestrx.com/pdf/OCRecall.pdf.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Qualitest toll-free at 1-877-300-6153.

Chefmate 6-speed blender

Company: Target Corp.

Quantity: 304,000.

Why? While in operation, the plastic pitcher can separate from the blade assembly, leaving the blade assembly in the base and exposing the rotating blades.

What models? All Chefmate 6-speed blenders, model BL-10.

Where sold? Target stores from September 2007-February.

What to do? Call Target toll-free at 1-800-440-0680 or visit www.target.com.

Hyundai Santa Fe, Veracruz

Company: Hyundai Motor Co.

Quantity: 205,000.

Why? A spring in the driver's airbag may rust over time and not deploy properly.

What models? 2007-2008 Hyundai Santa Fe and Veracruz.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Hyundai toll-free at 1-800-633-5151.

Goldstar and Comfort-Aire dehumidifiers

Company: LG Electronics Tianjin Appliance Co.

Quantity: 98,000.

Why? The power connector for the dehumidifier's compressor can short circuit, posing fire and burn hazards.

What models? The 30-pint portable dehumidifiers sold under the Goldstar and Comfort-Aire brands. Please see www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11324.html for the serial number ranges affected.

Where sold? Home Depot, Walmart, Ace Hardware and other retailers from January 2007-June 2008.

What to do? Call LG toll free at 1-877-220-0479 or visit www.30pintdehumidifierrecall.com.

Subaru Legacy, Outback

Company: Subaru of America Inc.

Quantity: 69,590.

Why? The moonroof glass can loosen and detach during driving.

What models? 2011 Subaru Legacy and Outback.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

Kia Sorento

Company: Kia Motors Corp.

Quantity: 10,631.

Why? The car's operating system may inadvertently shut off the passenger side airbag.

What models? 2007-2008 Kia Sorento.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

John Deere tractors

Company: Deere & Co.

Quantity: 36,500.

Why? The cooling fan installed on top of the front mounted Kawasaki engine in the lawn tractor can break. If the cooling fan is not operational, the engine can overheat causing the surrounding plastic to melt, creating the risk of fire.

What models? John Deere X300, X300R and X304 series tractors. Please see www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11752.html for the affected serial number ranges.

Where sold? John Deere dealers from September 2010-August 2011.

What to do? Call Deere & Co. toll-free at 1-800-537-8233 or visit www.johndeere.com.

John Deere lawn tractors

Company: Deere & Co.

Quantity: 15,500.

Why? Hardware used to hold the mower blade brake assemblies on the mower decks can break. This can cause the mower blades to spin longer than normal after the operator turns off the power, posing a laceration hazard.

What models? Model numbers D100, D110, D120 and D130, all with a 42-inch edge cutting system mower deck. Please see www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11325.html for the affected serial number ranges.

Where sold? John Deere dealers from December 2010-September 2011.

What to do? Call Deere & Co. toll-free at 1-800-537-8233 or visit www.johndeere.com.

Kubota riding mowers

Company: Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp.

Quantity: 6,100.

Why? The fuel hose clamp can detach from the fuel filter and allow gas to leak out, posing a fire hazard.

What models? Kubota Riding Mowers with 48-inch, 54-inch or 60-inch wide mower decks. The serial number is located on the left front frame for T series models and the right front frame for GR and ZG series models. Please see www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11751.html for the serial number ranges.

Where sold? Kubota dealers from April 2010-April 2011.

What to do? Call Kubota toll-free at 1-800-752-0290 or visit www.kubota.com.

John Deere D100 lawn tractors

Company: Deere & Co.

Quantity: 5,200.

Why? Hardware used to hold the brake assembly to the transmission housing can break. This can cause the brakes to fail.

What models? Model D100 tractors with the following serial number ranges: 1GXD100A…BB051247 through 1GXD100A... BB053312; and 1GXD100E…BB114388 through 1GXD100E…BB139599.

Where sold? John Deere dealers, Lowe's and Home Depot from October 2010-September 2011.

What to do? Call Deere & Co. toll-free at 1-800-537-8233 or visit www.johndeere.com.

Bunk beds

Company: American Woodcrafters.

Quantity: 180.

Why? The guard rails on upper bunks can crack and cause the mattress and its support rails to collapse, posing a fall hazard.

What models? Twin over twin bunk beds or twin-over-double bed loft designs with upper guardrails that have a permanent label attached to the headboard or the footboard with the American Woodcrafters logo; SKU numbers 1800-977 or 1800-969; PO numbers 103276, 103432 or 300038; and the manufacturing date.

Where sold? Various stores from October 2010-June.

What to do? Call American Woodcrafters toll-free at 1-888-429-7265 or visit www.american-woodcrafters.com.

Recalls: Oral contraceptives, Chefmate 6-speed blender, more 09/22/11 [Last modified: Thursday, September 22, 2011 4:41pm]

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