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Recalls: Over-the-counter medicine, metal jewelry, more

Over-the-counter medicines

Company: McNeil Consumer Healthcare.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? Consumers complained the products had a musty or moldy odor, which has been linked to the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole, which can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach pains and diarrhea. This is an expansion of a previous recall.

What models? Benadryl, Motrin and Tylenol. For the full list, see www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm218437.htm.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-888-222-6036.

Metal necklaces, bracelets and earrings

Company: Tween Brands Inc.

Quantity: 137,000.

Why? The children's metal jewelry contains high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects.

What models? Recalled are 19 styles of children's metal necklaces, bracelets and earrings in the shapes of hearts, heart locks, butterflies, cupcakes, peace signs and crowns. Some jewelry contains the words "Best," "Friends" or "Forever" and/or "BFF." For a full list, please see www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10297.html.

Where sold? Justice and Limited Too stores and at www.shopjustice.com from November 2008-February 2010.

What to do? Call Tween Brands toll-free at 1-800-934-4497 or visit www.shopjustice.com.

Pottery Barn dropside cribs

Company: Pottery Barn Kids.

Quantity: 82,000.

Why? The cribs' drop-sides can detach when hardware breaks, creating a space into which a young child can become entrapped, which can lead to suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop side incidents also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear.

What models? All Pottery Barn Kids drop-side cribs regardless of the model number. Pottery Barn Kids is printed on a label attached to the crib headboard or footboard.

Where sold? Pottery Barn Kids catalog, www.potterybarnkids.com and at Pottery Barn Kids retail stores from January 1999-March 2010.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-877-804-3847 or visit www.potterybarnkids.com.

Marjon's sliced apples

Company: Marjon Specialty Foods Inc., Plant City.

Quantity: 119 cases.

Why? There was a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes that came from the company's routine sampling program. Listeria monocytogenes 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? Simply Fresh Fruit, use-by date of 7-20-10 and 7-21-1; and Miller's Ale House, 7-20-10.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Marjon at 813-752-3482.

Chocolate peanut butter pure whey protein

Company: Champion Nutrition.

Quantity: Five lots.

Why? The allergen statement for peanuts in the ingredient section of the label is incomplete. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

What models? Champion Nutrition chocolate peanut butter pure whey protein, 5 pounds. It has a UPC code of 0 27692 18550 1, and the lots recalled are A0210A, C9288A, D0329A, G9201A and L9282A.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Champion toll-free at 1-800-225-4831.

Bison products

Company: Rocky Mountain Natural Meats.

Quantity: 66,776 pounds.

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

What models? Various kinds of buffalo meat. See www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_043_2010_Release/index.asp.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-325-4164.

Beef jerky products

Company: M&K II Co.

Quantity: 8,000 pounds.

Why? The products contain undeclared allergens, wheat and soy.

What models? The 1-ounce and 3-ounce packages of Firehouse jerky mild beef jerky smoke flavor added with sell-by dates between 06/16/11 and 11/14/11 on the back of each package; and the 1-ounce and 3-ounce packages of Firehouse jerky pepper beef jerky smoke flavor added with sell-by dates ranging between 06/12/11 and 11/25/2011. Each package bears the establishment number EST. 6935 or EST. 10002 inside the USDA mark of inspection. The code number 6935 is on the back of each package.

Where sold? Various stores and online.

What to do? Call the USDA toll-free at 1-888-674-6854.

Beef stroganoff with noodles

Company: Oregon Freeze Dry Inc.

Quantity: 600 pounds.

Why? The packages were incorrectly labeled.

What models? The 4.06-ounce pouches of Mountain House Pro-Pak Beef Stroganoff with Noodles. Each package bears the USDA mark of inspection Est. 1394 as well as a use-by date of Feb. 2017.

Where sold? Various stores and online.

What to do? Call the company at 1-541-926-6001, extension 794.

Various Chrysler vehicles

Company: Chrysler Group LLC.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The vehicles may have been built with an improperly formed part in the master brake cylinder, which could lead to reduced braking performance.

What models? 2010 Jeep Liberty, Dodge Nitro, Ram 1500 trucks and Jeep Wrangler.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

Whitco Company LP 70-foot-plus poles

Company: Whitco Company LP (no longer in business).

Quantity: 2,500.

Why? The poles can fracture or crack and fall over, posing a risk of serious injury or death to patrons and bystanders from being hit or crushed.

What models? Whitco Co. LP outdoor steel stadium light poles from about 70 to 135 feet and weigh from about 1 to 4 tons. The poles are constructed of steel with a galvanized coating and were manufactured between 2000-2005. The poles can be found at facilities such as recreational parks and fields, schools and outdoor stadiums. The locations can be found at www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10295.pdf.

Where sold? Through lighting contractors from 2000-2005.

What to do? Call the CPSC toll-free hotline at 1-800-638-2772 or e-mail info@cpsc.gov.

Television sets in health-care facilities

Company: PDi Communications Inc.

Quantity: 2,700.

Why? A capacitor on the television's power supply board can fail, posing a fire hazard.

What models? The 26-inch and 32-inch wall-mounted LCD television sets were installed in healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, medical centers and nursing homes. Model and serial number ranges: PDI-P26LCDC, 0832-D009-00001-A through 0913-D009-02500; and PDI-P32LCDD, 0902-D010-00001-A through 0921-D010-01419.

Where sold? They were distributed to health-care facilities from September 2008-July 2009.

What to do? Call PDi toll-free at 1-800-992-7734 or visit www.pdiarm.com.

Suzuki QuadSport ATVs

Company: American Suzuki Motor Corp.

Quantity: 1,355.

Why? The flame arrester screen can become detached from its mounting ring, preventing the throttle valve from returning to the idle position when the throttle lever is released and causing the rider to lose control of the ATV.

What models? All Suzuki 2009 model year LT-Z400K9 (QuadSport Z400) and LT-Z400ZK9 (QuadSport Z400 Special Edition) ATVs. "QuadSport Z400" or "QuadSport Z400Z" is written on the sides and left front fender of the ATV. "Suzuki" is written on the sides of the ATV.

Where sold? Suzuki ATV dealers from September 2008-June 2010.

What to do? Call Suzuki toll-free at 1-800-444-5077 or visit www.suzukicycles.com.

Redline bicycles and framesets

Company: Seattle Bike Supply.

Quantity: 330.

Why? The bicycle fork's legs can separate from the fork crown and cause the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard and risk of injury.

What models? All 2010 Redline Conquest Cyclocross bicycles and framesets. The bicycles and framesets were sold in yellow and black, and have aluminum frames and aluminum forks with aluminum steering tubes. "Redline" is printed on the bicycle frame. The bicycles are equipped with a 700C wheel and frame sizes ranging from 44cm to 60 cm.

Where sold? Bicycle specialty stores between July 2009-May 2010.

What to do? Call Seattle Bike Supply toll-free at 1-800-283-2453.

Eastside Fix bicycle forks

Company: Campus Cruisers LLC.

Quantity: 100.

Why? The bicycle's front fork can crack or break, causing a sudden loss of steering control and posing a fall hazard.

What models? This recall involves Campus Cruisers' Eastside Fix model bicycles. The single speed bicycle has an aluminum frame and fork. The bicycles were sold in royal blue with a white leather seat and white gel grips on the handlebars.

Where sold? Independent bicycle dealers from March-May 2010.

What to do? Call Campus Cruisers toll-free at 1-877-260-2721, visit www.campuscruisers.com or e-mail info@campuscruisers.com.

Dayton electric baseboard heaters

Company: Marley Engineered Products LLC.

Quantity: 30.

Why? The baseboard heaters are labeled for 240 or 208 volt use. However, some of the heaters have an internal heater built for a maximum of 120 volts. If the heater is connected to a 240 or 208 volt electrical circuit as directed, the unit could catch fire.

What models? Dayton 240/208 volt model 3UG82D electric baseboard heaters. The white, rectangular heaters are 30 inches long by 6 3/4 inches high by 2 7/8 inches deep. A nameplate on the bottom right side of the base has "Dayton Electric Mfg. Co.," model 3UG82D and date code 1209. Only heaters purchased after December 21, 2009 with a date code of "1209" are included in this recall. The recalled heaters have yellow and white wires inside the panel where the heater connects to the power source.

Where sold? Grainger branch stores from December 2009-March 2010.

What to do? Call Marley toll-free at 1-800-642-4328 or visit www.marleymep.com.

Recalls: Over-the-counter medicine, metal jewelry, more 07/14/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:34pm]

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