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Recalls: Zatarain's dirty rice mix, Tom's barbecue potato chips, more

Zatarain's Original dirty rice mix

Company: Zatarain's.

Quantity: All.

Why? The packages contain undeclared wheat and barley ingredients. People who have allergies to wheat or barley run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

What models? Zatarain's New Orleans Style Dirty Rice Mix packages, UPC code 7142909535 and a "BEST BY" date of JAN1912H.

Where sold? Various grocery stores.

What to do? Call Zatarain's toll-free at 1-877-837-3796.

Tom's barbecue potato chips

Company: Lance Inc.

Quantity: 28,087 cases.

Why? The product has 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 others with weakened immune systems.

What models? Tom's Barbecue Potato Chips packaged in 1-ounce (UPC 021900060406), 2.25-ounce (UPC 021900011477) and 8.5-ounce (UPC 021900062417) flexible packages. Code dates carry the following expiration dates: May 14 2010, May 21 2010, May 28 2010, June 4 2010, June 11, 2010, June 18 2010, June 25 2010, July 2 2010, July 9 2010, and July 16 2010.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-704-554-5548.

Whole Catch yellow fin tuna steaks

Company: Whole Foods Market.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product may have elevated levels of histamine that can result in symptoms within minutes to an hour after eating the affected fish. High levels of histamine can produce an allergic reaction called scombroid poisoning when the fish is consumed. The following are the most common symptoms of scombroid poisoning: tingling or burning sensation in the mouth, facial swelling, rash, hives and itchy skin, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently.

What models? Whole Catch Yellow fin Tuna Steaks (frozen), 12-ounce packages, with a best by date of Dec. 5, 2010 , lot code 4853309157A and UPC code 0-99482-42078-9.

Where sold? Whole Foods stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-512-542-0656.

Stud Capsule for Men

Company: Kanec USA Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product contains sildenafil, an FDA approved drug used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, making the product an unapproved new drug. Use of this product in conjunction with some prescription drugs can lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

What models? Stud Capsule For Men are sold as a blister pack containing one capsule per unit of use and 24 packs in a box, lot number 060607-01/060108-01 and an expiration date of Exp 6-2010.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Kanec at 1-954-583-5840.

Marco Polo brand shrimp snacks

Company: Golden Pacific Foods Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products may contain undeclared milk and soy. People who have allergies to milk and soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume these products.

What models? Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks Original, UPC code 24628 92482, 2.5-ounce plastic bag; Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks Onion & Garlic Flavored, UPC 24628 51183, 2.5-ounce plastic bag; and the Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks Bar-B-Que Flavored, UPC 24628 51083, 0.5-ounce plastic bag. All have expiration dates of 08-13-10 and earlier (located the right upper corner of the bag).

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Marco Polo at 1-909-464-1122.

Glutino raisin bread

Company: The Glutino Food Group.

Quantity: One lot.

Why? The bread may contain undeclared egg product as one of the ingredients. Consumers who have an allergy or sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products

What models? Glutino Raisin Bread Glutino comes in a 22.6-ounce clear plastic bag marked with UPC code 6-78523 03015-8, Best Before 08OCT10.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Glutino toll-free at 1-800-543-6637.

Crab Snack & Dip seasoning

Company: Watkins Inc.

Quantity: 589 units.

Why? The product has 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 others with weakened immune systems.

What models? Crab Snack & Dip Seasonings in a 4.6-ounce, clear glass package marked with lot #39554 on the side of the package and the 0.9-ounce, silver foil pouch marked with lot #40261 on the bottom of the package.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Watkins toll-free at 1-800-243-9423.

Eye and nasal drops

Company: US Oftalmi.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products might not be sterile and could cause infections.

What models? US Oftalmi over-the-counter eye drops and nasal drops.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call 1-954-338-6891.

Youth hockey sticks, shafts and blades

Company: Bauer Hockey Inc.

Quantity: 67,000.

Why? Paint and decals on the sticks, shafts and blades contain excessive levels of lead.

What models? Bauer hockey sticks and equipment. For the full list, please see www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10189.html.

Where sold? Sporting goods stores from February 2005-March 2010.

What to do? Call Bauer toll-free at 1-888-734-0443 or visit www.bauer.com.

Glass water bottles

Company: Crate and Barrel.

Quantity: 42,000.

Why? The glass beverage bottles can shatter when the consumer is removing or inserting the stopper, posing a laceration hazard.

What models? Clear glass water bottles, including 22-ounce bottles with SKU number 437-151 and 50-ounce bottles with SKU number 437-169. The SKU numbers are listed on a white bar code label on the bottom of the item.

Where sold? Crate and Barrel stores, catalog and at www.crateandbarrel.com between December 2008-February 2010.

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

Gund baby paperboard books

Company: Gund.

Quantity: 15,100.

Why? The styrofoam used to fill the book binding can detach, posing a choking or aspiration hazard to infants and young children.

What models? Three miniature children's paperboard books with plastic handles designed as baby rattles: "Animals" (item number 059174), "Numbers" (item number 059175) and "Colors" (item number 059176). The books were also sold as a three-book set (item number 059173). The name "Gund" and the item number are located on the back of the books. The books measure 4 1/2 inches by 7 inches.

Where sold? Gift and specialty stores from January 2009-March 2010.

What to do? Call Gund toll-free at 1-800-436-3726 or visit www.gund.com.

Recalls: Zatarain's dirty rice mix, Tom's barbecue potato chips, more 04/15/10 [Last modified: Thursday, April 15, 2010 9:11am]

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