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Recalls: Haier toaster oven/broilers, Blair 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 www.fda.gov for updated recalls of specific products and www.cdc.gov/ salmonella/typhimurium/#advice for information and advice.

Certain pistachios

Company: Various companies.

Quantity: All.

Why? The products may be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems

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 www.fda.gov for updated recalls of specific products.

Toaster oven/broilers

Company: Haier America Trading L.L.C.

Quantity: 106,000.

Why? Electrical connections in the toaster oven/broilers can become loose, posing electrical shock and burn hazards.

What models? Toaster oven/broilers with model number RTO1400SS. The units are stainless steel and black plastic. Haier is printed on the front and the model number is printed on a label on the back of the toaster oven/broilers.

Where sold? Mass merchandisers and specialty retailers.

What to do? Call Haier toll-free at 1-866-927-4810 or visit www.haieramerica.com.

Full length women's chenille robes

Company: Blair LLC.

Quantity: 162,000.

Why? Some robes fail to meet federal flammability requirements and present a risk of serious burns to consumers if they are exposed to an open flame.

What models? The Full Length Women's Chenille Robe 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. This 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 www.blair.com/recall or e-mail blairproductrecall@blair.com.

Universal ABC diet supplements

Company: Universal ABC Beauty Supply International.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products may contain undeclared Sibutramine, an FDA-approved drug used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss. These dietary supplements are not supposed to contain Sibutramine. FDA advises that these products pose a threat to consumers because Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.

What models? For a complete list, please see: www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/universalabc04_09.html.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Sandra Tan at 1-718-891-6888 or e-mail universalabc@aol.com.

Lawry's Fajitas Spices & Seasonings

Company: McCormack & Co. Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product contains undeclared milk ingredients. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

What models? Lawry's Fajitas Spices & Seasonings 1.27-ounce packages with UPC Code 2150022500 and a best if used by date of OCT0110PX62.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Lawry's toll-free at 1-800-952-9797.

Select cookies with chocolate chips

Company: Alternative Baking Co.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The chips appear to contain milk and have caused reactions in a few children who are highly allergic to milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

What models? The products come in 4.25-ounce packages stamped with a date code 015 through 036. The product, and UPC code: Colossal Chocolate Chip, 703741 000178; Explosive Espresso Chocolate Chip, 703741 001014; Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, 703741 000635; Double Chocolate Decadence, 703741 000628; and Mac the Chip, 703741 000352.

Where sold? Various stores and online.

What to do? Call Alternative toll-free at 1-888-488-9725.

Frozen meat, poultry pasta products

Company: Mucci's Food Products Inc.

Quantity: Undetermined.

Why? They were prepared without the benefit of federal inspection.

What models? The recalled products were produced from May 1, 2008, through April 24, 2009, and bear the establishment number 19177 or P-19177 inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as the dates of 1218 to 1149 located at the bottom of the box. For a complete list, please see www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_017_2009_Release/index.asp.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call company vice president Frank Mucci at 1-734-453-4555.

Playground equipment

Company: SportsPlay Equipment Inc.

Quantity: 540.

Why? The handrails and posts on the playground contain high levels of lead paint.

What models? Model name, number, part at issue: Tot Town Fun Center, 1 902-813, red handrails; Tot Town Fun Center, 3 902-815, green handrails; Tot Town Fun Center, 5 902-817, green handrails; Tot Town Fun Center, 6 902-818, red handrails; Tot Town Castle Fun Center, 1 902-863, red handrails; Tot Town Castle Fun Center, 3 902-865, red handrails; Tot Town Castle Fun Center, 5 902-867, red handrails; Tot Town Castle Fun Center, 6 902-868, red handrails; Tea Cup Merry Go Round, 902-788, whole unit; 8-foot Web Climber, 902-771, red poles; Rope Wall, 902-772, red frame; Four Panel Circular Aztec Climber, 902-762, red poles; Four Panel Aztec Climber, 902-763, yellow pole; and Three Panel Aztec Climber, 902-764, yellow pole

Where sold? SportsPlay dealers.

What to do? Call SportsPlay toll-free at 1-800-727-8180, e-mail customerservice@sportsplayinc.com or visit www.sportsplayinc.com.

Leg curl machines

Company: Paramount Fitness Corp.

Quantity: 150.

Why? A consumer's hand can become caught between the cylindrical counter weight and the frame of the fitness machine, posing a crushing hazard that can result in lacerations and finger amputation.

What models? The Paramount Fitness PL2100 leg curl machine. The single station weight machine is designed to exercise the hamstring muscles. Serial numbers involved in this recall include: PL21-9301-000 through PL21-9510-099. The serial number is printed on the back of the weight stack frame on the lower right. Model number PL2100 is printed on the exercise procedure label on the front of the machine.

Where sold? Paramount Fitness and fitness specialty dealers.

What to do? Call Paramount toll-free at 1-888-825-8905 or visit www.paramountfitness.com.

Recalls: Haier toaster oven/broilers, Blair chenille robes, more 04/28/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 4:18pm]

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