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This week's recalls: Chobani recalls Greek yogurt

Chobani Greek yogurt

Company: Chobani Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? There have been reports from consumers of bloating, swelling and illness. The company is trying to identify the cause.

What models? Various Chobani products. The affected products came only from its Idaho facility and represent less than 5 percent of its total production, the company said. For the full list, please see

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Chobani toll-free at 1-877-847-6181 or visit

Ford vehicles

Company: Ford Motor Co.

Quantity: 355,000.

Why? Corrosion of the lower intermediate steering shaft of vehicles in cars sold in or registered in "high corrosion states and provinces" may result in the loss of steering.

What models? 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car sedans.

Where sold? Dealers in cold-weather states.

What to do? Call Ford toll-free at 1-800-392-3673.

Toyota vehicles

Company: Toyota Motor Sales USA.

Quantity: 235,000.

Why? Transistors in the hybrid system can overheat, triggering a warning that in some cases can result in the vehicle unexpectedly stopping while in operation. In the Lexus, bolts in the variable valve timing control device may come loose.

What models? 2006-2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and 2006-2008 Lexus RX 400hI; and the 2006-2011 Lexus IS 350, IS 350C and GS 350.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Toyota toll-free at 1-800-331-4331.

Cured pork products

Company: Westlake Foods.

Quantity: 69,123 pounds.

Why? The products contain wheat, a known allergen that is not declared on the labels.

What models? The 11- to 13-pound cases of Tay Ho cured pork artificially colored; the 14-ounce packages of Tay Ho cured pork sausage with pork ears and snouts; the 12-pound blocks of Pate Gan Tay Ho liverwurst spread; and the 6-ounce cups of Pate Gan Tay Ho liverwurst spread. The products bear the establishment number EST. 1627A and case code 233001-213234.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at (714) 973-2286.

Target two-bulb floor lamp

Company: Target Corp.

Quantity: 25,000.

Why? The lamp can short when a standard one-way bulb is fully tightened in the lamp's three-way socket, posing a fire and shock hazard.

What models? White plastic, turned-spindle design floor lamps with white fabric drum lamp shades and two 3-way pull-chain switches, model number PL1071.

Where sold? Target stores and from September 2012-May 2013.

What to do? Call Target toll-free at 1-800-440-0680 or visit

Sulley character stuffed animal

Company: Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc.

Quantity: 25,000.

Why? The stuffed animal's eye can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

What models? Sulley is a furry blue creature from the Monsters movies with a tracking label ending with 4384 or 4385.

Where sold? Build-A-Bear Workshop stores and at in June.

What to do? Call Build-A-Bear toll-free at 1-866-236-5683, email or visit

Williams-Sonoma flavored sauces

Company: Premier Foods LLC.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products contain unlabeled milk, soy and/or wheat. People who have allergies to milk, soy and/or wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume products containing these ingredients.

What models? Meyer lemon braising base, 40-clove garlic chicken braising base, tagine sauce and artichoke pecorino sauce.

Where sold? Williams-Sonoma stores.

What to do? Call the company at (562) 944-1858.


Company: Hospira Inc.

Quantity: One lot.

Why? A human hair was found in the injection port and in contact with product. The foreign particle was confirmed by Hospira as human hair. Injected particulate material may result in local inflammation, phlebitis and/or low-level allergic response.

What models? Aminosyn II 10 percent, sulfite-free, 500mL, NDC 0409-4164-03, lot 26-138-JT.

Where sold? Through wholesalers/distributors, hospitals and pharmacies.

What to do? Call Stericycle toll-free at 1-866-737-4701.


Company: Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Quantity: Four lots.

Why? Particulate matter was found in a number of vials from these lots. Particulate in an intravenous drug poses a potential safety risk to patients.

What models? Cubicin (daptomycin for injection), lots 950453F, 090203F, 201703F and 201653F.

Where sold? Through health-care professionals and pharmacists.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-855-534-8309.

Purina dog food

Company: Nestlé Purina PetCare Co.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? A bag of the product was found to be contaminated with salmonella, which can affect animals eating the product,s and humans who handle the products.

What models? Purina ONE beyond our white meat chicken & whole barley recipe adult dry dog food, 3.5-pound bag with the production code 31071083 and UPC code 17800 12679.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-473-8546.

This week's recalls: Chobani recalls Greek yogurt 09/06/13 [Last modified: Friday, September 6, 2013 2:06pm]
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