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Recalls: Toyota Tacoma, Publix beef stew mix, Umbro jackets, more

Toyota Tacoma

Company: Toyota Motor North America Inc.

Quantity: 495,470.

Why? Steering wheel vibration could lead to the deactivation of the driver's side airbag.

What models? 2005-2009 Toyota Tacoma.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

Jeep Liberty

Company: Chrysler Group LLC.

Quantity: 209,724.

Why? The rear lower control arm for vehicles sold in 20 Northern states and the District of Columbia could corrode and cause a loss of control.

What models? 2004-2005 Jeep Liberty.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Chrysler toll-free at 1-800-853-1403.

Toyota Camry, Venza

Company: Toyota Motor North America Inc.

Quantity: 186,798.

Why? A problem with the lamp switch could disable the brake lights.

What models? 2009 Camry and Camry HV and 2009-2011 Venza.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

Publix beef stew mix

Company: Publix Super Markets.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product may be mispacked with brown gravy and may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of allergic reaction if they consume this product.

What models? Publix beef stew mix in a 1.45-ounce container with a UPC number of 41415-03608 and a date code on the package of BEST BY DEC 09 13 H.

Where sold? Publix stores.

What to do? Call Publix toll-free at 1-800-242-1227 or visit www.publix.com.

Gerber Good Start infant formula

Company: Gerber Products Co.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product might have an off-odor noticeable to some consumers. In some cases spit-up and other gastrointestinal complaints have been reported.

What models? Gerber Good Start gentle powdered infant formula in the 23.2-ounce plastic package from batch GXP1684 and an expiration date of March 5, 2013.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Gerber toll-free at 1-800-487-7763.

Medicine bottle storage containers

Company: Locker Brand Inc.

Quantity: 59,600.

Why? The medicine container can open by applying pressure to the latch when it is locked. This could result in unauthorized access to medicine bottles in the container.

What models? Rx Locker with batch numbers that end with 052 010, 062 010, 082 010 and 122 010.

Where sold? Bed Bath & Beyond, CVS, Walgreens and the Locker Brand website from June 2010-October 2011.

What to do? Call Locker Brand toll-free at 1-888-491-6617, email admin@lockerbrand.com or visit www.rxlocker.com.

Lenovo ThinkCentre desktop computers

Company: Lenovo.

Quantity: 50,500.

Why? A defect in an internal component in the power supply can overheat and pose a fire hazard.

What models? All-in-one desktop computers with the brand name ThinkCentre in the lower left-hand corner of the monitor front. The recalled desktop model numbers are M90z and M70z with the date codes 1001 to 1012, 1101 to 1112, 001 to 012 and 101 to 112.

Where sold? Lenovo's websites, by telephone and direct sales through Lenovo authorized distributors from May 2010-January 2012.

What to do? Call Lenovo toll-free at 1-855-248-2194 or visit www.lenovo.com/aiopsurecall.

Nutrena NatureWise goat pellets

Company: Cargill Animal Nutrition.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The feed included Decoquinate, a medicated article for the prevention of coccidiossis that is commonly included in ruminant feed, but which is not approved for lactating goats.

What models? NatureWise goat pellet 16, lot code 1MG1365 and date code 1MG1DEC31; lot code 3MG2049 and date code 3MG2FEB18; and lot code 1MG2056 and date code 1MG2FEB25.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Cargill toll-free at 1-800-392-5757.

Advance extra-grip tires

Company: GTC North America Inc.

Quantity: 12,289.

Why? The tires could blister or bubble with extended use, possibly leading to tire failure.

What models? Advance extra grip AR215 / P235/75R15 LT.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call GTC at 1-330-498-5000.

Infiniti M45

Company: Nissan North America Inc.

Quantity: 8,120.

Why? The fuel gauge does not work properly.

What models? 2003-2004 Infiniti M45.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Nissan toll-free at 1-800-647-7261.

Buick Regal

Company: General Motors LLC.

Quantity: 3,633.

Why? The parking lights don't work when they're supposed to.

What models? 2012 Buick Regal.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call GM toll-free at 1-800-521-7300.

4-in-1 dramatic play theater toys

Company: Guidecraft Inc.

Quantity: 1,800.

Why? The children's toys can unexpectedly tip over during play, posing an entrapment hazard to young children.

What models? All 4-in-1 dramatic play theaters with model number G51062.

Where sold? Various catalogs, Guidecraft.com and other Internet retailers from July 2010-April 2011.

What to do? Call Guidecraft toll-free at 1-888-824-1308 or visit www.guidecraft.com.

Ford F-650, F-750

Company: Ford Motor Co.

Quantity: 352.

Why? An antilock relay valve might not perform properly, allowing unexpected application of braking.

What models? 2011 Ford F-650, F-750.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Ford toll-free at 1-800-392-3673.

Arch swing sets

Company: BCI Burke Co. LLC.

Quantity: 250.

Why? The welded connection of the sleeve joint to the arch support can crack or break and the top swing beam can collapse.

What models? Arch swing sets and added bays with belt or bucket seats built with 2 3/8-inch steel tubing. The swings have a 2 7/8-inch diameter sleeve that is welded to the middle or end support.

Where sold? BCI Burke Co. and its distributors from January 2004-December 2011.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-356-2070, visit www.bciburke.com or e-mail customerservice@bciburke.com.

Umbro Boys' outerwear jackets

Company: Umbro USA.

Quantity: 240.

Why? The boys' jacket has a retractable elastic drawstring at the waist with a toggle that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or doorways, which poses an entrapment hazard to children.

What models? Boys' nylon jackets sold in sizes medium to extra large that can fit children through size 14. Umbro is printed on the front upper right side of the jackets. The bottom of the jacket has a drawstring with toggles.

Where sold? Ross Stores from April 2011-January 2012.

What to do? Call Umbro toll-free at 1-866-217-6800 or visit www.umbro.com.

Recalls: Toyota Tacoma, Publix beef stew mix, Umbro jackets, more 03/15/12 [Last modified: Thursday, March 15, 2012 7:14pm]
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