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Recalls: Top-loading washing machines, Water Balz, skulls and orbs toys, more

Top-loading washing machines

Company: LG Electronics Inc.

Quantity: 457,000.

Why? An unbalanced load can cause the washing machine to shake excessively and the drum to come loose during use.

What models? LG models WT5001CW, WT5101HV and WT5101HW; and Kenmore Elite models 29002, 29272 and 29278.

Where sold? LG models were sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, Kmart, Sears and other retailers. Kenmore Elite models were sold at Kmart and Sears. All were sold from April 2010-December 2012.

What to do? For LG, call toll-free at 1-855-400-4639 or visit www.lg.com/us; for Kenmore or LG washers purchased at Sears or Kmart call toll-free at 1-888-812-2935 or visit www.sears.com.

Water Balz, skulls and orbs toys

Company: Dunecraft Inc.

Quantity: 94,700.

Why? If the marble-sized toy is ingested, it expands inside the body and causes a blockage in the small intestine, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening. The toys do not show up on an x-ray and require surgery to be removed from the body.

What models? Water Balz model BC-0338; Growing Skulls model BC-0320; and H2O Orbs "Despicable Me" model DM-0447.

Where sold? Water Balz and Growing Skulls were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Five Below, Hobby Lobby, Lakeshore Learning Materials, Microcenter, Urban Outfitters Direct, Wegmans and other stores and online at amazon.com, incrediblescience.com, keyporthobbies.com, americantoystores.com and other websites from September 2010-November 2012. The H2O Orbs Despicable Me were sold at Universal Studios stores during June 2012.

What to do? Call Dunecraft toll-free at 1-800-306-4168 or visit www.dunecraft.com.

Carboplatin injection

Company: Hospira Inc.

Quantity: Three lots.

Why? The product may contain particles, which if injected could cause serious and/or life threatening patient injury.

What models? Carboplatin injection, 450 mg/45 mL, 10 mg/mL, Cytotoxic Agent, 45 mL Multi Dose Vial, NDC 61703-339-50, lot Z011711AA; 600 mg/60 mL, 10 mg/mL, Cytotoxic Agent, 60 mL Multi Dose Vial NDC 61703-339-56, lot Z021650AA; and 450 mg/45 mL, 10 mg/mL, Cytotoxic Agent, 45 mL Multi Dose Vial, NOVAPLUS NDC 61703-360-50, lot Z011711AB.

Where sold? Through hospitals and doctors.

What to do? Call Hospira toll-free at 1-800-615-0187.

Taylor Farms hearts of romaine

Company: Taylor Farms Retail Inc.

Quantity: 110 cases.

Why? The product may be contaminated with for listeria monocytogenes, 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? Taylor Farms hearts of romaine in 10-ounce bags, UPC code 0 30223 04032 3 and package code TFRS332A09.

Where sold? Various Florida stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-866-508-7048.

Claudia's Canine Cuisine cakes

Company: Claudia's Canine Cuisine.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The cakes could become moldy due to the bags' high moisture content.

What models? The 7.5-ounce bags of DogCandy Holiday Hound Cake, UPC code 692614010041; and Blueberry Hound Cake, UPC code 692614010058.

Where sold? PetSmart stores in Florida.

What to do? Call the company at 1-501-851-0002 or email info@claudiascaninecuisine.com.

Hyundai Veloster

Company: Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc.

Quantity: 13,500 for sunroof problem, 4,490 for parking brake problem.

Why? The panoramic sunroof assembly may been weakened during installation at the factory and could shatter while the vehicle is in motion, raining glass on the driver and passenger. Also, moisture and road grime may cause the parking brake components to bind and cause it to fail.

What models? 2012 Hyundai Veloster.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

Baby Jogger strollers

Company: Baby Jogger LLC.

Quantity: 8,400.

Why? The stroller frame can fail to lock in place and collapse while in use, posing a fall hazard to children in the stroller.

What models? Baby Jogger City Versa model strollers manufactured between May 15 and Aug. 20, 2012.

Where sold? buybuy Baby and other juvenile product stores and at buybuybaby.com, albeebaby.com, diapers.com and other online retailers from July 2012-October 2012.

What to do? Call Baby Jogger toll-free at 1-877-506-2213, visit www.babyjogger.com or email recall@babyjogger.com.

Easy-Rest Classic model mattresses

Company: Easy-Rest Inc.

Quantity: 3,800.

Why? The mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal open flame standard for mattresses.

What models? Classic Twin model number CL533 and Classic full model number CL546, with lot numbers 151, 152, 156, 161, 164, 167, 169, 171, 172, 179, 181, 183, 186, 1004, 1005, SE001, SE102, SE103, SE104, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 31112.

Where sold? Mattress and furniture stores in Florida from September 2011-September 2012.

What to do? Call Easy-Rest collect at 1-602-442-6609, visit www.easyrestinc.com or email easyrestinfo@gmail.com.

Mortadella

Company: Fiorucci Foods Inc.

Quantity: 2,650 pounds.

Why? The product contains pistachio nuts, a known allergen, that are not declared on the label. Consumers allergic to pistachio nuts can have serious health consequences.

What models? Colosseum mortadella in cases containing two 5- to 7-pound bulk deli packages and an identifying case code of 50405.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-804-876-0584.

Shelly's Diner collectible ceramic

Company: Enesco LLC.

Quantity: 1,600.

Why? The diner's power adapter can overheat and melt the adapter's plastic housing, posing a fire hazard.

What models? It's part of the Department 56 Original Snow Village collection of lighted buildings and comes with a traditional power cord that lights the interior and a separate power adapter that lights the exterior. Diners with date codes 03 12 JP01 or 05 12 JP01 stamped on the bottom of the diner are recalled.

Where sold? Holiday stores and gift shops and online at amazon.com from July 2012-September 2012.

What to do? Call Enesco LLC toll-free at 1-800-436-3726 or visit www.department56.com/recall.

Dodge Durango

Company: Chrysler Group LLC.

Quantity: 734.

Why? The vehicles may have been built with seating capacity information labels that overstate the seating capacity.

What models? 2013 Dodge Durango.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Chrysler toll-free at 1-800-247-9753.

Porsche 911 GT3

Company: Porsche Cars North America Inc.

Quantity: 455.

Why? The rear wheel hub may fail, leading to a loss of vehicle control.

What models? 2010 Porsche 911 GT3.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Porsche toll-free at 1-800-767-7243.

Recalls: Top-loading washing machines, Water Balz, skulls and orbs toys, more 12/21/12 [Last modified: Friday, December 21, 2012 5:21pm]

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