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Recalls: Coffee grinders, women's chenille robes, more

Peanut butter products

Company: Various.

Why? The Food and Drug Administration is urging consumers to continue watching recalls lists for products with peanut butter. Some products have been linked to salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

What to do? Visit for updated recalls of specific products and salmonella/typhimurium/#advice for information and advice.

Certain pistachios

Company: Various companies.

Quantity: All.

Why? The products may be contaminated with salmonella.

What models? Because the pistachios were used as ingredients in a variety of foods, it is likely this recall will impact many products.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Visit for updated recalls of specific products.

Starbucks Barista and Seattle's Best Coffee Blade Grinders

Company: Starbucks Coffee Co.

Quantity: 530,000.

Why? The grinder can fail to turn off or can turn on unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard.

What models? Brand, color, SKU number: Starbucks Barista Blade Grinder, stainless steel, 171884;

green, 195234; pink, 195235; orange, 220623; teal, 220624; cranberry, 242275; olive, 344476; black, 454482; and Seattle's Best Coffee Blade Grinder Brown, metallic, 474881.

Where sold? Starbucks and Seattle's Best Coffee stores.

What to do? Call Starbucks toll-free at 1-866-276-2950 or visit

Women's full length chenille robes

Company: Blair LLC.

Quantity: 162,000.

Why? The company has received reports of six women dying after their robes caught fire.

What models? Women's chenille robes with the following item numbers: 3093111, 3093112, 3093113, 3093114, 3093115 and 3093116. The item number is identified on a label in the garment's neckline. The robe is a one-piece garment made of plush sculpted chenille, a shaped stand collar, and horizontal chenille front and back yolks and cuffs. The robe has a full-button front with seven matching button closures, long sleeves with self cuffs, a straight bottom with self hem, and two sideseam pockets. The robe's sewn in label states: 100% Cotton, RN 81700, Made in Pakistan.

Where sold? Blair catalogs and Web site.

What to do? Call Blair toll-free at 1-877-392-7095, visit or e-mail

Ham products

Company: Sigma Processed Meats Inc.

Quantity: 2.68 million pounds.

Why? The meat contains undeclared monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is a flavor enhancer used in a variety of foods prepared at home, in restaurants, and by food processors. Some persons who have eaten foods containing MSG have reported adverse reactions.

What models? 12-pound, 5.5-ounce bags of "FUD, Original, Cooked Ham, and water product 40% of weight is added ingredients," packed in cases; and 12-pound, 5.5-ounce bags of "Sigma foods, FUD, Original, Cooked Ham, and water product 40% of weight is added ingredients, Si iSabe!" packed in cases. Each label bears the establishment number "EST. 34447" inside the USDA mark of inspection and a "Use By" date of "May 23-Sept. 7, 2009." Each case bears the identifying case code of "01106."

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-866-631-6637.

Children's multi vitamins

Company: FoodScience Corp.

Quantity: 1,250 bottles.

Why? A labeling error could result in some children taking too many of the vitamins.

What models? DaVinci Laboratories of Vermont Kid's Mighty Vites (90 tablet bottle) Lot #s 6741500 0311 and 6741600 0311 and 6988100 0311; FoodScience of Vermont Kids Superior (90 tablet bottle) Lot #s 6741500 0311 and 6741600 0311and 6988100 0311 and 7198100 0311; Mountain Naturals of Vermont Kid's Superior (90 tablet bottle) Lot #s 6741700 0311; Sherlock Vitamins Smart Strong Focus (60 tablet bottle): Lot # 6747900 0311 ; Elders International, Inc. M10-8® Kids IQ Secret (90 tablet bottle): Lot # 6830700 0311; Guyer Institute HEALTHY KIDS MV (90 tablet bottle): Lot # 6784400 0311.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-451-5190.


Company: Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The pills could contain benzamidenafil, a chemical that is not listed on its packaging. The chemical mimics the active ingredient used for erectile dysfunction drugs. The benzamidenafil could interact with nitrates prescribed for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease or other problems, resulting in dangerously low blood pressure.

What models? Stamina-Rx is sold in 10-, 30-, and 40-tablet bottles and in two- and six-tablet blister packs.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-888-855-7919.

Nirav Golden Raisins

Company: Indian Groceries & Spices Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

What models? The raisins were sold in 7-ounce and 14-ounce plastic bags under the Nirav brand. There are no lot numbers on the packages. The 14-ounce bags have UPC 0 24433 01025 2 and the 7-ounce bags have UPC 0 24433 01027 6.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-847-674-2480.

Viking refrigerator/freezers

Company: Viking Range Corp.

Quantity: 45,000.

Why? The refrigerator's doors can detach.

What models? Viking built-in 48-inch wide side-by-side refrigerator/freezers and the built-in 36-inch wide refrigerators with bottom freezers with these model and serial numbers and date codes: VCSB481, VCSB482, DDSB482, DFSB482, DTSB482, DDBB362, VCBB360, VCBB362, DFBB362, DTBB362, DTBB363, all units; VCSB483, DDSB483, DFSB483, DTSB483, date codes before 030104; VCSB483D, DDSB483D, DFSB483D, date codes before 030105; VCBB363, date codes before 102005; DDBB363, date codes before 112305; and DFBB363, date codes before 041006.

Where sold? Appliance and specialty retailers.

What to do? Call Viking toll-free at 1-888-345-2650 or visit

Wolfgang Puck toaster oven/toasters

Company: Frontgate.

Quantity: 1,500.

Why? The toaster oven can remain on after the toast pops up, posing a fire hazard.

What models? Model number WPTOT010 with date code 3608 or 3908 on an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) label, which is affixed to the back of the unit. The black and silver toasters have "Wolfgang Puck" stamped on the lower front right corner. They feature a silver handle on the oven door, three black knobs for controlling cooking, and a black push-down lever for toasting. Two slots for toasting bread and similar products are located on the top of the toaster.

Where sold? Frontgate catalogs.

What to do? Call W.P. Appliances toll-free at 1-800-275-8273 or e-mail

Recalls: Coffee grinders, women's chenille robes, more 06/17/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 4:07pm]
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