Recalls: Tech International tire valves, and more

Tech International tire valves

Company: Tech International.

Quantity: 6-million.

Why? The rubber portion of the valve stem may crack and allow the gradual loss of air, which could damage the tires and lead to a crash.

What models? Model TR413.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Tech International at (740) 967-9015 to arrange a replacement.

Topsy-Turvy deluxe tomato planters with stand

Company: QVC.

Quantity: 82,000.

Why? The legs on the bottom of the planter can detach when the planter is moved or becomes unbalanced. This could cause the planter to fall.

What models? Topsy-Turvy Deluxe Tomato Planter with Stand (item numbers M16702 and M17499) is an upright planter used for growing tomatoes, peppers or cucumbers. The planter consists of a 16 inch by 15 inch bag that holds up to 30 pounds of soil and is attached to the top of a 6-foot-tall adjustable pole. Three legs are inserted into the pole to form a 36-inch wide base.

Where sold? QVC's televised shopping programs, Web site and in QVC's Studio, employee and retail stores.

What to do? Call QVC toll-free at 1-800-367-9444 or visit www.qvc.com.

Camouflage pajama sets

Company: The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc.

Quantity: 28,000.

Why? The screen print on the shirt contains excess levels of lead.

What models? Long- and short-sleeved pajama sets that have a blue shirt with a red screen print that reads "Athletics 90" and coordinating camouflage pants. The pajama sets were sold in boys' sizes XXS (2/3) to XL (14).

Where sold? Children's Place stores and www.childrensplace.com.

What to do? Return to any Children's Place for a refund, call toll-free at 1-877-752-2387, visit www.childrensplace.com or e-mail customerservice@childrensplace.com.

Simmons Kids crib mattresses

Company: Simmons Kids.

Quantity: 20,000.

Why? Some of the crib mattresses can measure smaller than the 27 1/4-inch minimum width requirement for cribs, creating a gap between the mattress and crib side rails and posing an entrapment hazard to infants.

What models? Open coil crib mattresses with a color label attached to the top or side of the mattress that has the following model names: Pottery Barn Kids by Simmons Kids Lullaby, Simmons Kids Slumber Time Evening Star Luxury Firm, Simmons Kids Baby Mattress Series 400, Simmons Kids Baby Mattress 234 Coil Count. The crib mattresses also have a law tag that is sewn into the edge of the mattress. The law tag has the date of manufacture and in most cases will contain one of these model numbers: H59044.15.0014, M59082.15.0002, M59027.15.0002 or M59065.15.0006.

Where sold? Pottery Barn Kids and nursery furniture retailers.

What to do? Call Simmons Kids toll-free at 1-800-810-8611 or visit www.simmonskids.com.

Post LiveActive Mixed Berry Crunch cereal

Company: Kraft Foods.

Quantity: 12,553 cases.

Why? A small number of boxes may contain tree nuts (almonds, pecans and/or walnuts), but no nut ingredients are declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

What models? The Post LiveActive Mixed Berry Crunch Cereal has a UPC code of 00430000238900 and comes in a 13-ounce retail carton.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call toll-free 1-866-771-1511 for a refund.

Adventure play sets and Create N Adventure wooden play sets

Company: Backyard Leisure LLC.

Quantity: 11,000.

Why? Hangers holding the chains for the gliders can break, causing a child to fall.

What models? The swing sets are made of wood and feature various types of gliders, slides and swings. The recalled models and model numbers include: Pathfinder Swing Set, 65008; Conqueror Swing Set, 65208; Cedar Ridge Wooden Swing Set, 30008; and Windsor Wooden Swing Set. 30108. "Adventure Play Set" or "Create N Adventure," and "Pittsburg, KS 66762" is printed on a plaque in the middle of the swing sets' upper beam. The name and model number is printed on the manufacturer's instructions that come with the play set.

Where sold? Wal-Mart and Wal-Mart.com under the Adventure Playsets brand, and Toys "R" Us under the Create N Adventure brand.

What to do? Visit www.adventureplaysets.com or e-mail custservice@adventureplayets.com.

Indoor ceiling light fixtures

Company: Progress Lighting.

Quantity: 7,500.

Why? A cable that supports the light fixture from the ceiling can fail, causing the fixture to fall.

What models? International Series indoor (foyer) light fixtures sold under the Thomasville Lighting brand name. The light fixture has metal hardware and frosted white glass. The fixtures use either incandescent or fluorescent bulbs. "Made in/Hecho en/Fabrique aux China" and the model number are written on the packaging and inside the fixture's canopy, which is attached to the ceiling. Model numbers involved are: P2854-09EBWB, P2855-09EBWB, P2856-09EBWB, P2859-09EBWB, P2860-09EBWB, P2861-09EBWB, P3443-09, P3444-09, P3445-09, P3789-09, P3790-09, P3791-09, P4263-09, P4264-09, P4265-09 and P4265-09EXP.

Where sold? Electrical/lighting distributors and Home Depot.

What to do? Call Progress Lighting toll-free at 1-877-369-4548 or go to www.progresslighting.com.

Liquimax Complete Nutrition multivitamin formula

Company: Leiner Health Products Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product may contain undeclared fish, tree nuts and wheat. People with allergies to those items could have a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

What models? 32-ounce plastic bottles of Liquimax Complete Nutrition Multivitamin Formula, labeled with UPC code 7497052290, 7497023607 or 7497023696.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? For a refund, call Leiner toll-free at 1-800-533-8482.

SoundStation2W wireless conference phones with lithium ion batteries

Company: Polycom Inc.

Quantity: 5,800.

Why? The battery packs can overheat, posing a fire or burn hazard.

What models? The battery packs were supplied by Gold Peak Industries Ltd. and sold with Polycom's SoundStation2W wireless conference phones and separately as replacement battery packs, with the following part numbers, SKU numbers and date codes: 1520-07803-003, 2200-07803-002, GP1207, GP0108, GP0208, GP0308 (December 2007 through March 2008); and 1520-07804-003, 2200-07804-002, GP1207, GP0108, GP0208, GP0308 (December 2007 through March 2008). The battery packs have a black or white plastic coating and a white label with the following title: "RECHARGEABLE Li-ion BATTERY."

Where sold? Authorized dealers through catalogs, online, telesales, office supply stores, the Polycom Web store and Fry's Electronics.

What to do? Call Polycom toll-free at 1-800-963-7627 or go to www.polycom.com/2WBattery.

'Remy' shag rugs

Company: Crate and Barrel.

Quantity: 5,100.

Why? The large rugs fail to meet federal standards for flammability and could ignite, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. The small rugs fail to meet federal labeling requirements.

What models? "Remy" shag rugs with these SKU numbers, colors and sizes: SKU 0303-550, red, 5x8; 0304-301, red, 2.5x7; 0245-860, white, 5x8; 0301-868, white, 2.5x7; 0303-224, red, 4x6; 0302-295, red, 2x3; 0245-852, white, 4x6; 0245-801, white, 2x3; 481750, white, 5 feet round.

Where sold? Crate and Barrel, its online retailer and catalog.

What to do? Call Crate and Barrel toll-free at 1-800-451-8217 or visit www.crateandbarrel.com.

Animal Tracking Explorer Kit

Company: MindWare.

Quantity: 2,200.

Why? The powder in the kit marked "plaster of paris" is actually calcium hydroxide, which poses a risk of skin and eye irritation to children using the product.

What models? The recalled "Animal Tracking Explorer Kit" includes a bag of white powder marked "plaster of paris" that is actually calcium hydroxide. It also includes nature study tools and equipment (field lens, specimen jars and bags, labels, puff bottle, plastic gloves, spatula, cardboard strips, paper clips, mixing pot, tweezers, spoon, notebook) and Explorer Guide.

Where sold? By catalog and on www.MindWareOnline.com.

What to do? Call MindWare toll-free at 1-800-588-1072 or e-mail custserv@mindware.com.

Wendy Bellissimo Hidden Hills Collection cribs

Company: Bassettbaby.

Quantity: 550.

Why? The space between the spindles on some cribs can fail to meet federal standards and can pose an entrapment hazard to infants.

What models? A full-size crib from the Wendy Bellissimo Hidden Hills collection, model number 5446-0521. The model number is located on the bottom rail of the headboard. The crib was sold in a Navajo Pine finish.

Where sold? Babies "R" Us.

What to do? Call Bassettbaby toll-free at 1-866-618-5446 or visit www.bassettbaby.com.

Mini Chef complete toy kitchens

Company: eStyle Inc.

Quantity: About 65.

Why? The four pegs supporting the oven shelf and four pegs supporting the refrigerator shelf can pull out of the wood, posing a choking hazard. The toy kitchen unit also can tip over, posing a risk of serious injury to children.

What models? The Mini Chef Complete Kitchen is a wooden unit with a metal sink, faucet, four-burner stove with front oven and five-turn-knob control panel, refrigerator, shelves, phone, clock, microwave door and roof. The kitchen is 32 inches by 43 inches.

Where sold? Babystyle stores nationwide and at www.babystyle.com.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-877-378-9537 or visit www.babystyle.com.

Morphine sulfate tablets

Company: Ethex Corp.

Quantity: One lot.

Why? One tablet may have twice the appropriate thickness. Oversized tablets may contain as much as two times the labeled level of active morphine sulfate and could have serious health effects.

What models? Morphine sulfate 60 mg extended release tablets (Lot No. 91762).

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Ethex toll-free at 1-800-321-1705 or e-mail customer-service@ethex.com.

Recalls: Tech International tire valves, and more 06/12/08 [Last modified: Thursday, June 12, 2008 10:11am]

    

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