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Recalls: Intermatic digital timers, Safety 1st stair gates, Mazda6 door handles, more

Peanut butter products

Company: Various.

Quantity: Undetermined.

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 models? Various.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Visit www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph.html#products for updated recalls of specific products, and www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium/#advice for information and advice.

Intermatic DT17 heavy duty digital timers

Company: Intermatic Inc.

Quantity: 200,000.

Why? The timers can have a faulty ground connection, posing a shock hazard.

What models? The lamp and appliance timers were packaged as the "DT17C Heavy Duty Digital Timer" and the "DT17C8 Heavy Duty Digital Timer." The timer is white-colored and measures 3 3/8 inches tall x 2 5/8 inches wide x 1 5/8 inches deep. Only products with date codes of "40Z" through "52Z" or date codes ending in "A," "B" or "C" are included in the recall. The brand name "Intermatic" is molded on the front of the timer, and the model number ("DT17") and date code are printed on the back of the timer.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Intermatic toll-free at 1-800-704-3595 or visit www.intermatic.com.

Safety 1st SmartLight stair gates

Company: Dorel Juvenile Group USA.

Quantity: 100,000.

Why? The hinges that hold the stair gate in place can break, posing a fall hazard.

What models? Model number 42111, which is printed on a sticker under the handle panel, were manufactured before Dec. 31, 2007, and are white metal with a gray handle and a motion sensor nightlight that illuminates on approach. The manufacture date is located below the gate's handle as a date wheel imprinted in the plastic; an arrow indicates the month, and the year is stamped inside the circle. The manufacture date is also printed on a sticker inside the battery door.

Where sold? Mass merchandise and juvenile product stores, including Babies R Us and Wal-Mart.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-866-690-2540, complete an online order form on the Dorel Juvenile Group Web site at www.djgusa.com/safety_notice to obtain their free repair kit, e-mail Smartlightgate@djgusa.com, or fax toll-free to 1-800-207-8182.

Mazda6

Company: Mazda Motor Corp.

Quantity: 29,000.

Why? The outer door handles may stick and keep the doors from latching properly and possibly opening with the car in motion.

What models? 2009 Mazda6.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Mazda toll-free at 1-800-222-5500.

Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Grand Caravan

Company: Chrysler LLC.

Quantity: 13,350.

Why? Some electrical connectors could corrode and short-circuit, possibly causing a fire.

What models? 2009 Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Grand Caravan.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

Bicycles with R-SYS front wheel rims

Company: Mavic USA.

Quantity: 12,000.

Why? The spokes on the bicycle's front wheel rim can break during use, posing a fall and crash hazard.

What models? R-SYS and R-SYS Premium front wheel rims, which were sold as original equipment on various bicycle brands and were also sold separately. R-SYS wheel rims are designed for road bikes. "R-SYS" is printed on the front rim of the wheels. The rims are 22 mm in diameter, with 16 tubular, unidirectional carbon spokes.

Where sold? Specialty bicycle retailers.

What to do? Call Mavic toll-free at 1-800-664-9228 or visit www.mavic.com.

Ford Ranger

Company: Ford Motor Co.

Quantity: 11,134.

Why? A front wheel spindle was improperly manufactured and could fracture, causing the wheel to separate from the vehicle.

What models? 2009 4x2 Ranger vehicles.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Ford toll-free at 1-866-436-7332.

Pontiac G6

Company: General Motors.

Quantity: 8,012.

Why? Corrosion in a wiring connector could lead to lights not working.

What models? 2005-2006 Pontiac G6.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Pontiac toll-free at 1-800-620-7668.

Field & Stream dual burner camp stoves

Company: Dick's Sporting Goods.

Quantity: 6,700.

Why? Gas could flow at a rate that would produce higher than expected flames. Rainwater in the burners can also prevent proper ignition and allow gas to build-up and ignite unexpectedly. These conditions pose burn hazards.

What models? The "Field & Stream" dual burner camp stove, which is a propane-fueled portable stove. The style number (#CEH00475) can be located on the product's packaging. The "Field & Stream" logo is on the back panel of the stove behind the burners.

Where sold? Dick's.

What to do? Call Dick's toll-free at 1-888-837-1380, e-mail CampStove@rankam.com or visit www.dickssportinggoods.com.

All-terrain vehicles

Company: KTM North America.

Quantity: 2,700.

Why? The rear brake caliper support can crack and the front brake operation can experience a loss of pressure, posing a risk of the rider losing braking and steering control.

What models? 2008, 2009 450XC and 525XC; 2009 450SX and 2009 505SX

Where sold? KTM dealers.

What to do? Call KTM toll-free at 1-888-985-6090 or visit www.ktmnorthamerica.com.

Golfer's billiard games

Company: Dick's Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy.

Quantity: 2,300.

Why? Surface paints on the golf balls can contain excess levels of lead.

What models? The golfer's billiard game includes 15 golf balls (with exterior paint and design to resemble a billiard ball) and six putting cups. The recall involves the Acuity Golfer's Billiard Game, Style #AC302, and the Clubhouse Golfer's Billiard Game, Style #302. The name and style number are located on the product's packaging.

Where sold? Dick's Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy.

What to do? Call Dick's toll-free at 1-866-677-4771 or visit www.dickssportinggoods.com. Or call Golf Galaxy toll-free at 1-866-465-3655 or visit www.golfgalaxy.com.

Halogen clamp lamps

Company: Catalina Lighting Inc.

Quantity: 2,000.

Why? The UV glass lens on the lamp can crack, exposing the halogen bulb and posing a fire and burn hazard.

What models? The halogen clamp lamps, also known as architect's lamp, have a 150-watt halogen bulb, an articulating arm and a clamp desk lamp that adjusts up, down and swivels. Only lamps with model number 13456-US and lot numbers C06081581V185, C06081582V185 and C06081584V185 are included in the recall.

Where sold? Staples.

What to do? Call Catalina toll-free at 1-866-949-8567 or visit www.catalinalighting.com.

Ferrari F40 Spider

Company: Feg> Ferrari North America Inc.

Quantity: 1,950.

Why? A leak could develop in a hydraulic hose and cause smoke and a fire.

What models? 2005-2007 models of the Ferrari F40 Spider.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Ferrari at 1-201-816-2600.

Harajuku Lovers hooded jackets

Company: Jerry Leigh of California Inc.

Quantity: 1,200.

Why? The jackets have a drawstring through the hood that can pose a strangulation hazard to children.

What models? Harajuku Lovers Hooded Jackets with the RSL Hoodie & Lovers Leopard styles. The RSL Hoodie style has numerous pictures of girls riding motor scooters and the words "ready steady love" printed on it. The Lovers Leopard style has a leopard design in gray and black. "Harajuku Lovers" is printed on a tag sawn next to the care label.

Where sold? Nordstrom's, Macy's and other retailers.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-877-800-0824, ext. 122.

Cottage bunk beds

Company: The Land of Nod.

Quantity: 750.

Why? When screws are missing from the upper bunk's guardrails, the vertical slats on the guardrails can detach children could fall when getting in or out of the upper bunk.

What models? Cottage Bunk Beds can be configured as bunk beds or as twin beds. The assembled bunk bed dimensions are 81.5 inches by 43.5 inches by 74.5 inches. The beds were sold in both white (model #s 236-519 and 188-174) and pine/honey finishes (model #s 459-410 and 172-596) and included a long and a short upper bunk guardrail, each of which should be secured to the inside of the upper bunk bed's side rail with screws. Stickers bearing the model numbers are located on the inside of the lower bunk headboard.

Where sold? The Land of Nod catalog and www.landofnod.com.

What to do? Call The Land of Nod toll-free at 1-800-933-9904.

Arch swing sets

Company: Playland International.

Quantity: 700.

Why? The metal around the weld at the top of the swing frame can fail, causing the top bar to fall.

What models? The swings sets come with a 3.5-inch arch swing frame and a 3.5-inch top metal bar and can be red, orange, yellow, blue, tan, white, black, brown, teal, green, fuchsia, burgundy and purple.

Where sold? Playland International dealers.

What to do? Call Playland toll-free at 1-800-356-4727, visit www.playland-inc.com or e-mail swingrecall@playland-inc.com.

Recalls: Intermatic digital timers, Safety 1st stair gates, Mazda6 door handles, more 02/11/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 1:27pm]

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