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Recalls: Rudi's gluten-free bread, step stools, BMW vehicles, more

Rudi's gluten-free bread

Company: Rudi's Organic Bakery Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? There may be metallic foreign objects in select products or product packaging.

What models? Rudi's Organic Bakery multigrain oat bread, 22-ounce package, with a UPC code 0-31493-82888-8 and a lot code 1-173-R; the Colorado cracked wheat bread, 22-ounce package, with a UPC code 0-31493-54373-6 and lot code 2-193-R; and the cinnamon raisin bread, 24-ounce package, with a UPC code 0-31493-92183-1 and lot code 1-273-R.

Where sold? Various stores in the Tampa Bay area and Florida.

What to do? Call Rudi's toll-free at 1-877-293-0876.

Step stool

Company: Tricam Industries Inc.

Quantity: 84,000.

Why? The top step/standing platform can break, posing a fall hazard.

What models? Easy Reach by Gorilla Ladders 3-Step Pro Series step stools, model number HB3-PRO.

Where sold? Home Depot from April-August 2012.

What to do? Call Tricam toll-free at 1-855-336-0360 or visit www.gorillaladders.net.

BMW vehicles

Company: BMW of North America LLC.

Quantity: 45,500.

Why? There's a problem with the electronic key and an electronic connection between the gear shifter and the transmission. If the driver presses the engine start/stop button two or three times within a short time interval, the system may shift the transmission to neutral rather than park and the vehicle could roll away.

What models? 2005 BMW 745I, 745LI and 750I; 2006-2008 750LI and 760I; 2005-2006 760l; and 2005-2008 760LI.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call BMW toll-free at 1-800-525-7417.

BMW vehicles

Company: BMW of North America LLC.

Quantity: 7,485.

Why? Due to a software problem, the doors may appear to be closed and latched but may not be, and could unexpectedly open.

What models? 2005 BMW 745I and 745LI; 2006-2007 750l and 750LI; 2005-2006 760l; and 2005-2007 760LI.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call BMW toll-free at 1-800-525-7417.

ZuPreem bird foods

Company: Premium Nutritional Products Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product contains the combination of exceedingly high calcium levels, low phosphorus and high vitamin D concentration. Consumption of food from these particular lots may make birds sick and, in some cases, may be fatal.

What models? ZuPreem FruitBlend with natural fruit flavors maintenance formula bird foods for medium/large birds and for large birds with use by date codes of 11/30/13 or 11/13 and lot numbers 598405052 or 598405072. For a full list with details, please see www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm326057.htm.

Where sold? Through pet retailers, veterinary clinics and online.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-345-4767 or visit www.zupreem.com/fruitblendvoluntaryrecall.

Sunland peanut butter, other products

Company: Sunland Inc.

Quantity: More than 250 products.

Why? The products have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems.

What models? Please see www.sunlandinc.com/788/html/pdfs/SunlandRecall.pdf.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-866-837-1018.

Tropical Valley Foods products

Company: Tropical Valley Foods.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? A labeling error meant that dark chocolate, organic dark chocolate and trail mix items that were sold in bulk quantities contain undeclared allergens. Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, soy or tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

What models? For a full list with details, please see www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm325787.htm.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-518-314-7162.

Samaritan defibrillators

Company: HeartSine Technologies Ltd.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? Certain devices manufactured before December 2010 have been found to intermittently turn on and off, which may deplete the battery. And some devices containing early versions of the battery management software may misinterpret a temporary drop in battery voltage as signaling a low battery and subsequently turn the device off.

What models? Samaritan 300/300P PAD devices with the serial numbers 0400000501 to 0700032917, 08A00035000 to 10A00070753 and 10C00200000 to 10C00210106, and manufactured from August 2004-December 2010.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-877-877-0147 or email heartsine6265@stericycle.com.

Tree stands for hunters

Company: Rivers Edge Tree Stands Inc.

Quantity: 14,000.

Why? The snap-hook assemblies can fail, causing the tree stand and the user to fall.

What models? Rivers Edge Big Foot, Lite Foot and Baby Big Foot tree stands.

Where sold? Sporting goods stores from May-September 2012.

What to do? Call Rivers Edge toll-free at 1-866-527-9690 or visit www.riversedgesafetyrecall.com.

Hatsan Striker air rifles

Company: HatsanUSA Inc.

Quantity: 2,400.

Why? The air rifles can fire unexpectedly when closing the action during the cocking process.

What models? Hatsan Striker air rifles that shoot pellets and have one of the following serial numbers: 0511, 0811, 0911, 1011, 0112, 0212, 0312 or 0412.

Where sold? Sporting goods stores and gun shops and online and through catalogs from November 2011-July 2012.

What to do? Call HatsanUSA toll-free at 1-877-278-4448 or visit www.hatsanusa.com/striker-recall.

Bicycle wheel rim tape

Company: FLO Cycling LLC.

Quantity: 800.

Why? The rim tape can fail and break under pressure. When this happens, the inner tube of the bicycle can puncture or burst, posing a fall hazard.

What models? FLO 60, FLO 90 and FLO DISC wheels. The number 700X18 A/V is printed on the tape. For the serial numbers, please see www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13703.html.

Where sold? FLO Cycling's website from May-July 2012.

What to do? Visit www.flocycling.com.

Recalls: Rudi's gluten-free bread, step stools, BMW vehicles, more 10/31/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 4:29pm]

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