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Recalls: Toy frogs, sleeping pills and more

Light-up toy frogs and ducks

Company: Toysmith.

Quantity: 30,000.

Why? The metal conductor pin on the bottom of the toys can come out, posing a choking hazard.

What models? Light-up soft plastic toy frogs and ducks with the UPC number 2424 5159.

Where sold? Cost Plus World Market from July-December 2012.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-356-0474 or visit www.toysmith.com.

Tranquility sleeping pills

Company: Health and Beyond LLC.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products contain a trace of doxepin, which is a pharmaceutical for sleep, and chlorpormazine for psychotic disorders, and using them could result in dizziness and cause public health risk.

What models? Tranquility is packaged in a white bottle with 30 pills per bottle with lots 36678 and 36680.

Where sold? Various stores and online.

What to do? Call the company at (561) 350-9967 or email drlarrydirect@gmail.com.

Mineral, vitamin products

Company: Purity First Health Products Inc.

Quantity: Multiple lots.

Why? The B-50 capsules contain methasterone and dimethazine. The multi-mineral and vitamin C capsules appear to indicate the presence of dimethyltestosterone. Using contaminated capsules could result in liver injury, increased blood lipid levels, increased risk of heart attack and stroke, masculinization of women, shrinkage of the testicles, breast enlargement, infertility in males, and short stature in children.

What models? Healthy Life Chemistry B-50 (100 capsules), lot numbers F03Q and C02R; Healthy Life Chemistry multi-mineral (200 capsules), lot number 12-829; and all lots, with code lot number E03Q, for Healthy Life Chemistry vitamin C (200 capsules).

Where sold? Sold in various stores and online.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-696-7017.

Beacon Hill sterile products

Company: Beacon Hill Medical Pharmacy, doing business as Rxtra Solutions.

Quantity: All lots.

Why? There is a question of sterility assurance for the affected products. Microbial contamination of products intended to be sterile can lead to serious infections, which may be life-threatening.

What models? Sterile injectable products compounded by Beacon Hill/Rxtra Solutions. Please see www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm363284.htm for the complete list.

Where sold? Prescribed by doctors.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-518-9831.

Herring fillets in oil

Company: Gold Star Smoked Fish Corp.

Quantity: All lots.

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

What models? Baltic Treasures, Norwegian Style Matjes, Marinella Delicatessnaya, Jewish Style Matjes, Traditional Russian Matjes and Rybacka Wies Matjes brands of herring fillets in oil. They come in 10.5-ounce, 17.64-ounce and 35.5-ounce vacuum packed plastic packages and have UPC numbers 0 21143 24118 1, 0 21143 24119 8, 0 21143 24117 4, 0 21143 24116 7, 0 21143 24101 3, 0 21143 24105 1, 0 21143 24111 2, 0 21143 24103 7, 0 21143 24106 8, 0 21143 24110 5, 0 21143 24102 0, 0 21143 24104 4, 0 21143 24121 1, 0 21143 24122 8 and 0 21143 24123 5.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at (718) 522-5480.

Nissan Versa Note

Company: Nissan North America Inc.

Quantity: 15,489.

Why? On some vehicles, the lower body sill bolts may be missing or incorrectly torqued. On others, the rear seat latch bolts may have been manufactured incorrectly.

What models? 2014 Versa Note.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

Benztropine mesylate injection

Company: Nexus Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Quantity: Two lots.

Why? The vials could contain visible particulate matter, posing a safety risk to patients.

What models? Benztropine mesylate injection, USP 2 mg/2 mL (1 mg/mL), 2 mL single dose vial, NDC number 14789-300-02, product code 1478930002, lot numbers 030712 and 112911.

Where sold? Through health-care distributors.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-877-913-2720 or email sales@nexuspharma.net.

Quick Thin, Bethel Advance capsules

Company: Bethel Nutritional Consulting Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products contain sibutramine, a controlled substance that was removed from the market in October 2010 for safety reasons. 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? Bethel 30 bears, lot 120514; Bethel Advance bears, lot 10092011; and Quick Thin bears , lot 10032011.

Where sold? At www.bethel30.com.

What to do? Call the company at (212) 568-5330 or email customerservice@bethel30.com.

Best Slim 40 capsules

Company: CTV Best Group.

Quantity: All lots.

Why? The products contain sibutramine, a controlled substance that was removed from the market in October 2010 for safety reasons. 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? Best Slims 40 pills, lot 109400 EXP.

Where sold? Retail stores and www.Bestslim.net between April-July.

What to do? Call the company at (212) 568-5330 or email customerservice@bethel30.com.

Gerber knife, sheath set

Company: Gerber Legendary Blades.

Quantity: 2,900.

Why? The Uppercut sheath does not hold the knife securely, allowing the knife to come out of the sheath unexpectedly and posing a laceration hazard.

What models? All Uppercut knife and sheath sets, model number 30-000650 and 31-001727.

Where sold? Sporting goods stores and at www.gerbergear.com from March-June.

What to do? Call Gerber toll-free at 1-800-289-4560 or visit www.gerbergear.com.

Sleepharmony metal youth beds

Company: Glideaway Bed Carriage Manufacturing Co.

Quantity: 1,850.

Why? The surface paint on the pink-colored youth beds contains levels of lead that exceed the limits allowed by law.

What models? Pink, twin-size metal beds with model number MB-YPT-R1 and manufacture date code MFG: 2013/01/25.

Where sold? Furniture and other retail stores from February 2012-June.

What to do? Call Glideaway toll-free at 1-800-428-5222, extension 265, or visit www.glideaway.com/recall.

Recalls: Toy frogs, sleeping pills and more 08/09/13 [Last modified: Friday, August 9, 2013 7:35pm]

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