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Grass trimmers

Company: Hitachi Koki U.S.A. Ltd.

Quantity: 115,000.

Why? The grass trimmers can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

What models? Hitachi Koki and Tanaka-brand hand-held grass trimmers. Hitachi model numbers are CG22EAB(SLP), CG22EAD(SLP), CG22EAS(SLP), CG24EASP(SL) and CG27EASP(SL). Tanaka model numbers are TCG22EAB(SLP), TCG22EAD(SLP), TCG22EAS(SLP), TCG24EASP(SL), TCG27EASP(SL), TCG40EAS(LP) and TCG40EAS(P).

Where sold? Lowe's, Sears and other home improvement and building supply stores and at from March 2010-November 2013.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-855-880-6638 or visit

Popsicle brand ice pops

Company: Unilever United States Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The ice pops may have been exposed to milk, which is not listed as an ingredient on the label. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

What models? Popsicle brand orange, cherry and grape flavored ice pops in 20-count boxes, UPC 7756712130 and best-before dates JUN0315GBV, JUN0415GBV, JUN0515GBV and JUN0615GBV.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-877-270-7402.

Twin Marquis noodles

Company: Twin Marquis Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

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

What models? Twin Marquis lo mein noodle, 5-pound packages, UPC 7 60941 90718 8, lots 10329, 10330, 10331, 11301, 11302, 11304, 11305, 11306, 11307, 11308, 11309, 11311, 11312 and 11313; and chicken noodles, 5-pound and 16-ounce packages, UPC 7 60941 10421 1, lots: 10329, 10330, 10331, 11301, 11302, 11304, 11305, 11306, 11309, 11311, 11312, 11313, 10329, 10330, 10331, 11301, 11302, 11304, 11306, 11308, 11309, 11311 and 11213.

Where sold? Various Florida stores.

What to do? Call the company at (718) 386-6868.

Peritoneal dialysis solution

Company: Baxter International Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The solution may contain particulate matter, identified as mold, resulting from a leak in the container. Intraperitoneal administration of a product contaminated with mold could result in life-threatening fungal peritoneal infection or sepsis.

What models? Dianeal PD-2 peritoneal dialysis solution with 1.5 percent dextrose 6000mL (ambu-flex II).

Where sold? Distributed through dialysis centers and other health-care professionals.

What to do? Call Baxter toll-free at 1-800-284-4060.

World Baby pouch products

Company: Plum Organics.

Quantity: 12,000 cases.

Why? There was damage to some of the plastic spouts during manufacturing. Small fragments could loosen, detach and present a choking hazard.

What models? World Baby Italy zucchini & spinach with pasta marinara with a best-by date 09Sep14; and World Baby Thailand roasted pumpkin & coconut rice with a best-by date of 10Sep14.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-866-535-3774, email or visit

Pocket heart controller

Company: Thoratec Corp.

Quantity: 2,142.

Why? Some patients and caregivers have experienced difficulties with the process of changing from a primary system controller to their backup system controller.

What models? HeartMate II LVAS pocket system controller (the pocket controller), catalog numbers 106015 and 106016; pocket controller, catalog numbers 106762 and 106017; HeartMate II LVAD pump and pocket controller kit, catalog number 107801; and pocket controllers model number 105109.

Where sold? Through health-care professionals.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-528-2577.

Uncle Ben's long-grain rice

Company: Mars Food North America.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? Some of the products' packages were punctured.

What models? Uncle Ben's ready rice original long grain white rice, lot codes 351GBBFP[1L, 2L, 3L, 1R, 2R, 3R and item number U0317600.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-548-6253 or visit

Duraflame electric space heaters

Company: Twin-Star International.

Quantity: 31,000.

Why? The heater can overheat and cause the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items.

What models? Duraflame-branded electric space heaters, model DFS-220.

Where sold? Ross and other retailers and at between August 2013-January.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-855-884-9651 or visit

TRX dip, hammer bars

Company: Fitness Anywhere LLC.

Quantity: 2,700.

Why? The welds on the bars can crack or break and cause the user to fall.

What models? TRX dip bars and hammer bars used with TRX S-frames and elevated frames.

Where sold? Fitness Anywhere and authorized commercial distributors from June 2011-May 2013.

What to do? Call Fitness Anywhere toll-free at 1-888-221-7417, email or visit

Dalton ottomans

Company: Rowe Fine Furniture Inc.

Quantity: 220.

Why? Young children can become entrapped inside the storage compartment of the ottoman, posing a risk of suffocation.

What models? Dalton style ottomans with storage compartments, model number F135-064.

Where sold? Authorized Rowe Fine Furniture distributors from August 2011-May 2013.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-458-1818 or visit

Last week's recalls 03/10/14 [Last modified: Monday, March 10, 2014 10:36am]
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