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Recalls: Pourable gel fuel, B.O.B. single and double strollers, more

Bravia flat panel TVs

Company: Sony Corp.

Quantity: 1.6 million worldwide.

Why? A faulty component in the liquid crystal TV may cause them to melt or catch fire.

What models? Bravia KDL-40X5000, KDL-40X5050, KDL-40W5000, KDL-40V5000 and KDL-40V3000 are being recalled in Japan. Sony will release more information soon about recalls in other areas of the world.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Sony toll-free at 1-888-222-7669.

Pourable gel fuel

Companies: Bird Brain Inc., Marshall Group.

Quantity: 1.64 million 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. This hazard can occur if the consumer does not see the flame or is not aware that the firepot is still ignited. Gel fuel that splatters and ignites can pose fire and burn risks to consumers that can be fatal.

What models? Bird Brain Firepot Fuel Gel, Bird Brain Firepot Citronella Fuel Gel and Bird Brain BioFuel Fuel Gel in 16, 32 and 64 ounces. For more details, see For the Marshall Group, 32-ounce containers of PatioGlo bio-fuel gel and Citronella PatioGlo with SKU numbers 845095015023 and 845095015030.

Where sold? Sears, K-Mart, Target and other major retailers;,, and various online specialty, home and garden, pet and gift shops and independent retailers from October 2008-August 2011.

What to do? Call Bird Brain toll-free at 1-877-414-0842 or visit; or e-mail the Marshall Group at, call toll-free at 1-855-270-8482 or visit

B.O.B. single and double strollers

Company: B.O.B. Trailers Inc.

Quantity: 411,700.

Why? The stroller canopy's embroidered logo's backing patch can detach, posing a choking hazard to babies and young children.

What models? All B.O.B. strollers manufactured between November 1998 and November 2010. Strollers manufactured after October 2006 have a white label affixed to the back of the stroller's leg with the manufacturing date. Strollers with no manufacturing date listed were produced prior to October 2006 and are included in this recall. The strollers were sold in single seat and double-seat models. The BOB, Ironman or Stroller Strides brand name is embroidered on the canopy of the strollers.

Where sold? REI, Babies R' Us and other stores and from November 1998-October 2011.

What to do? Call B.O.B. Trailers toll-free at 1-855-242-2245 or visit

Volkswagen, Audi vehicles

Company: Volkswagen of America Inc.

Quantity: 168,275.

Why? An issue with the fuel injection system could lead cracks, leaking fuel and possibly a fire.

What models? 2010-2012 Audi A3, 2010-2012 Volkswagen Golf, 2009-2012 Volkswagen Jetta and 2009-2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Volkswagen toll-free at 1-800-822-8987.

BUSA children's folding tent

Company: IKEA North America Service.

Quantity: 51,000.

Why? The steel wire frame of the tent can break, producing sharp wire ends that can protrude through the tent fabric, posing a laceration or puncture hazard.

What models? Model No. 90192009 is a cube-shaped children's folding tent. The brand name BUSA and IKEA and the model number are printed on a sewn-in label attached to an interior seam in the tent. The tent frame is made of flat steel wire and the tent material is pale green polyester fabric with turquoise, pink and white trim. The tent's dimensions, in inches, are: L 28 1/4, W 28 1/4, H 28 1/4.

Where sold? IKEA stores from August-September.

What to do? Call IKEA toll-free at 1-888-966-4532 or visit

Drop-side cribs

Company: J. C. Penney Purchasing Corp.

Quantity: 8,000.

Why? The drop-side rails on the crib can malfunction, detach or unexpectedly fall down, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position. When this happens, a space is created into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped, which can lead to strangulation or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib.

What models? Yu Wei full-size cribs sold under the Scroll and Lauren model names. The cribs were sold in antique white, pecan and dark cherry, and have the following model numbers and date codes listed on the inside of the crib's end panels: 343-8225, 01/2006-12/2010; and 343-9117, 01/2007-12/2010.

Where sold? At and in the J.C. Penney catalog from January 2006-December 2010.

What to do? Call Yu Wei toll-free at 1-877-806-8190, visit or e-mail

Chevrolet Corvette

Company: General Motors LLC.

Quantity: 5,755.

Why? The rear hatch hinges may not meet federal safety standards, and could separate in a crash.

What models? 2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Chevrolet toll-free at 1-800-630-2438.

Prolab protein products

Company: Prolab Nutrition Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products may contain undeclared milk, wheat and gluten allergens. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and/or wheat and gluten allergens may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume products containing these allergens.

What models? Various Prolab products. Please see for the full list with details.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-262-8765.

Mrs. Freshley's cereal bars

Company: Flower Foods.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products may contain undeclared non-fat dry milk. People who have allergies to dairy products run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

What models? Mrs. Freshley's Canadian Label Apple Cinnamon Fruit and Pastry Cereal Bars, UPC 072250002400; Mrs. Freshley's Canadian Label Blueberry Fruit and Pastry Cereal Bars, UPC 072250002387; and Mrs. Freshley's Canadian Label Strawberry Fruit and Pastry Cereal Bars, UPC 072250002363.

Where sold? Various discount stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-866-245-8921 or visit the "contact us" page at

Pool pump motors

Companies: Nidec Motor Corp., Emerson Motor Co.

Quantity: 2,000.

Why? The pump cover is not properly grounded, posing an electrical shock hazard.

What models? The variable speed swimming pool pump motors with a 6.5-inch diameter steel frame painted black with a square or C-flange mounting. The rating plate is on the side of the pump and EMERSON. CAT.NO.EVSS3 and MODEL M63PWBLE-121.H.P. 3.0, S.F.1.15 are printed on the plate.

Where sold? Pool motor distributors, pool dealers and pump manufacturers from September 2010-August 2011.

What to do? Call Nidec toll-free at 1-866-278-6920 or visit

Recalls: Pourable gel fuel, B.O.B. single and double strollers, more 10/12/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 11:45am]
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