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Recalls: Toyota Tacoma, Harbor Freight cordless drill, more

Toyota Tacoma

Company: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing.

Quantity: 150,000.

Why? A plate that holds the spare tire underneath the vehicle was not sufficiently coated with anti-corrosion materials and can corrode, which could allow the spare tire to fall from the truck.

What models? 2001-2004 Toyota Tacoma originally sold in a cold-weather state with high road salt usage.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Toyota toll-free at 1-800-331-4331.

Cordless drill

Company: Harbor Freight Tools.

Quantity: 108,000.

Why? The black trigger switch on the 19.2v cordless drill can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard.

What models? Harbor Freight Tools cordless drills, model number 96526.

Where sold? Harbor Freight Tools stores, via catalog and at www.harborfreight.com from April 2008-May 2012.

What to do? Call Harbor Freight Tools toll-free at 1-800-444-3353, visit www.harborfreight.com or email recalls@harborfreight.com.

Children's riding toy

Company: The Step2 Company LLC.

Quantity: 15,500.

Why? Children who lean too far forward on the seat can go over the handle bar and hit the ground.

What models? X-Rider Car is a red, plastic toy scooter with a yellow handlebar and seat and two blue stickers that simulate headlights. It is 14 inches high, 14 inches wide and 19 inches long, and has the words Step 2 in the middle of the handlebar.

Where sold? Target and other retailers from January-August 2012.

What to do? Call Step2 toll-free at 1-866-860-1887 or visit www.step2.com.

Wild Alaskan sockeye salmon

Company: Michael Seafood Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product has the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune system.

What models? The 4-ounce Michaels Gourmet Delicacies' Wild Alaskan sockeye salmon vacuum packed batch 1443 with a UPC code of 93573 81729; the 8-ounce package with a UPC code of 93573 81728; the 16-ounce package with a UPC code of 13964 11568; and the 4-ounce trimmings in a plastic container with a UPC code of 93573 81729.

Where sold? Whole Foods stores in Florida from June-November 2012.

What to do? Call Michael Seafood at 1-305-770-3446.

Ice cream, gelato products

Company: Boulder Ice Cream.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product 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? The 16-ounce containers of Boulder Ice Cream peanut butter cup pints and Sorano gelato chocolate peanut butter. For more details, please see www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm328995.htm.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-303-494-0366.

Sara Lee butter streusel coffee cake

Company: Sara Lee.

Quantity: 3,381 pounds.

Why? The product may contain pecans, an undeclared allergen, that are not listed on the label. People who are allergic to pecans could have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume this product.

What models? Sara Lee butter streusel coffee cake with the UPC number 3210002342 and a best-by date of Oct. 16, 2013.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-888-747-7611.

Hunter Douglas window coverings

Company: Hunter Douglas Fabrication Co.

Quantity: 4,400.

Why? Some of the cords inside the breakaway cord stop were tied in a single knot, which can prevent the cord stop from functioning as designed to break away. A child can become entangled in a cord loop and strangle.

What models? Custom-made cellular and pleated window coverings, sold in various colors and featuring a breakaway cord stop. These honeycomb and pleated shades have a top-down and bottom-up function allowing for the raising and lowering of the shades from the top down or from the bottom up. The Hunter Douglas logo is printed on the tassels on the single cords that descend from the breakaway cord stop.

Where sold? Hunter Douglas dealers from January 2011-August 2012.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-997-2389 or visit www.hunterdouglas.com/connector.

Toro Z Master riding mowers

Company: The Toro Co.

Quantity: 2,600.

Why? The traction drive belt can wear through the mower's fuel tank and cause fuel to leak.

What models? 2012 Toro Z Master Commercial 2000 series ZRT riding mowers, model number 74141 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000784; model number 74143 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000887; and model number 74145 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312001178.

Where sold? Toro dealers from January-August 2012.

What to do? Call Toro toll-free at 1-855-493-0090 or visit www.toro.com.

Volkswagen Beetle

Company: Volkswagen of America Inc.

Quantity: 2,471.

Why? If the right front passenger seat gets wet, the occupant control module may not properly detect the presence of a child restraint installed in the seat and the airbag might not turn off.

What models? 2012-2013 Volkswagen Beetle.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

Foam pumpkin turkey craft kit

Company: Jo-Ann Stores Inc.

Quantity: 1,800.

Why? Magnets holding the pumpkin shell pieces together can become loose, posing an ingestion hazard to young children.

What models? The adult seasonal craft item, when assembled, resembles a turkey with a pumpkin-shaped body. The kit comes with various foam pieces that are used to decorate the outer pumpkin shell and has six small magnets that hold the pieces together. The product is packaged in a round, clear plastic container.

Where sold? Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores from August-October 2012.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-888-739-4120 or visit www.joann.com.

Children's pajamas

Company: J.P. Boden & Co. Ltd.

Quantity: 1,130.

Why? The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear.

What models? The 100 percent cotton pajamas for children 18 months to 14 years old. The brand name Mini Boden appears on a label attached to the back of the neck of the tops and the center of the back of the waist on the bottoms and on the packaging.

Where sold? Bodenusa.com from July-September 2012.

What to do? Call J.P. Boden toll-free at 1-866-206-9508 or visit www.bodenusa.com.

Girl's pajamas

Company: Elephantito.

Quantity: 180.

Why? The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear.

What models? Children's woven cotton pajama sets with style number JP 12 FL.

Where sold? Children's boutiques and specialty stores and online from August 2008-September 2011.

What to do? Call Elephantito toll-free at 1-888-776-9541, visit www.elephantito.com or email customerservice@elephantito.com.

Recalls: Toyota Tacoma, Harbor Freight cordless drill, more 11/29/12 [Last modified: Thursday, November 29, 2012 5:32pm]
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