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This week's recalls

Dry pet foods

Company: Procter & Gamble Co.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, which can affect animals eating the products and humans handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products.

What models? Eukanuba and Iams dry pet foods. For more details, please see www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm365154.htm.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-208-0172 or visit www.iams.com or www.eukanuba.com.

Sterile products

Company: Specialty Compounding.

Quantity: All lots.

Why? The products were recalled after reports of bacterial infection affecting 15 patients at two Texas hospitals, whose treatment included IV infusions of calcium gluconate from Specialty Compounding. If there is microbial contamination in products intended to be sterile, patients are at risk of serious infections which may be life-threatening.

What models? All unexpired sterile compounded products dispensed since May 9, 2013, including all strengths and dosage forms.

Where sold? Through doctors, hospitals and mail order.

What to do? Call the company at (512) 219-0724.

Big Lots tabletop torches

Company: Big Lots.

Quantity: 30,000.

Why? Once lit, the glass citronella table torches can flare up and emit burning lamp oil onto consumers and property.

What models? Large and small round tabletop torches that have a wick and burn liquid citronella fuel, item numbers DC12-21111 and DC10-20160.

Where sold? Big Lots stores from March-June.

What to do? Call Big Lots toll-free at 1-866-244-5687 or visit www.biglots.com.

Giant bicycles, seatposts

Company: Giant Bicycles Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The bicycle seat posts on the affected bicycles and the after-market seat posts can crack, posing a fall hazard.

What models? 2013 Giant XtC Advanced SL 29er 0 and 29er 1 series bicycles and 27.2 mm carbon fiber seat posts.

Where sold? Bicycle stores from November 2012-May.

What to do? Call Giant Bicycle toll-free at 1-866-458-2555 or visit www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us.

Kawasaki motorcycles

Company: Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A.

Quantity: 11,097.

Why? Due to an improper setting in the electronic control unit, the motorcycle may stall when decelerating.

What models? 2013 Ninja 300 and 300 ABS motorcycles.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Kawasaki toll-free at 1-866-802-9381.

Ford Focus BEV vehicles

Company: Ford Motor Co.

Quantity: 6,308.

Why? Due to a wiring incompatibility, the front side marker lamps may not work.

What models? 2012-2013 Focus BEV vehicles with high intensity discharge headlights.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

Autoguard tires

Company: Beijing Capital Tyre Co. LTD.

Quantity: 2,711.

Why? The tires failed the federal endurance test standards and contain incorrect maximum load data on the sidewall.

What models? Autoguard LT245/75R16 tires.

Where sold? Tire dealers.

What to do? Beijing Capital Tyre will notify owners and dealers will replace the tires, free of charge.

Jaguar vehicles

Company: Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC.

Quantity: 1,989.

Why? The vehicles fail to conform to federal requirements on power-operated windows, partition and roof panels, and may mistakenly be activated.

What models? 2011-2014 Jaguar XK convertibles.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Jaguar toll-free at 1-800-452-4827.

Moto Guzzi motorcycles

Company: Piaggio Group Americas. Inc.

Quantity: 680.

Why? The rear suspension connecting links could fracture, causing the suspension to collapse.

What models? 2012-2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX 1200, 2012-2013 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 and 2012-2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 motorcycles.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-877-696-6864.

Husqvarna motorcycles

Company: Husqvarna Motorcycles North America LLC.

Quantity: 260.

Why? The motorcycle's throttle cable can malfunction, causing the rider to possibly lose speed control.

What models? 2013 Husqvarna closed course/competition motorcycles, including CR125, WR125, WR250 and WR300.

Where sold? Motorcycle shops from October 2012-June.

What to do? Call Husqvarna toll-free at 1-888-985-6090 or visit www.husqvarna-motorcyclesna.com.

Subaru vehicles

Company: Subaru of America Inc.

Quantity: 202.

Why? The parking rod may come loose inside the automatic transmission and a driver may not be able to be move from the park position. Also, even with the transmission shifted into the park position, the parking mechanism may not engage and the vehicle may roll away.

What models? Certain 2014 Legacy and Outback and 2013 Tribeca vehicles with automatic transmissions.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Subaru toll-free at 1-800-782-2783.

This week's recalls 08/19/13 [Last modified: Monday, August 19, 2013 12:32pm]
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