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Product recalls: tools, food, pet food, supplements and more

Homelite electric blower vacuums

Companies: Homelite Consumer Products Inc. and OWT Industries Inc.

Quantity: 372,500.

Why? Objects that are drawn into the unit during vacuum mode can break through the plastic housing, posing a laceration hazard.

What models? Homelite electric blower vacuums with two different model and serial number ranges, including model UT42120 with serial numbers BMP3540001 through BMR2103100, and model UT42120A with serial numbers BMR2120001 through BMR3421250; and Expert Gardener electric blower vacuums, model 20254EG with serial numbers BMP3010001 through BMR3311972, and model 20254EGC with serial numbers EUP3120001 through EUP3630730.

Where sold? Homelite at Home Depot, Expert Gardener at Walmart.

What to do? Call Homelite Consumer toll-free at 1-800-597-9624 or visit www.homelite.com. Call OWT toll-free at 1-800-597-9624 or visit www.expertgardenertools.com.

Herbalife nutritional shake mix packets

Company: Herbalife International.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The label identifies the product as dairy-free, though it contains trace amounts of milk proteins. Individuals with severe allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume products containing milk proteins.

What models? Instant Healthy Meal nutritional shake mix packets, distributed in 12 packets or as single-serving packets in the company's introductory business pack, lot numbers 133405G10, 133408G10 and 133409G10.

Where sold? Through independent distributors.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-866-866-4744.

Breads, buns, breakfast foods, flour

Companies: BBU Inc., Heartland Brands, Mondelez Global LLC and Dakota Specialty Milling.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products may include flexible wire caused by a faulty screen at a third party flour mill.

What models? Arnold Dutch Country 100 percent whole grain, Earthgrains 12-grain natural bread and Sara Lee 12-grain bread; and Heartland Harvest Spice Granola Cereal, 14 ounces, UPC 024300 090394, and Heartland Fruit & Nut Harvest Granola Cereal, 14 ounces, UPC 024300 090387; belVita Breakfast Biscuit Apple Cinnamon and Chocolate Varieties breakfast products. For a full list, please see www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm340676.htm; and Dakota Specialty Milling flours and grain blends.

Where sold? Various Florida stores.

What to do? Call Dakota at 1-253-219-4208, and, toll-free, BBU at 1-800-984-0989; Heartland at 1-888-881-6769; and Mondelez at 1-877-799-5633.

Ryobi battery packs

Company: One World Technologies Inc.

Quantity: 54,200.

Why? The battery pack can overheat and burst while on a charger, posing fire and burn hazards.

What models? Ryobi lithium 18 V 4Ah battery packs, model P108 and part number 130429028.

Where sold? Home Depot, Homedepot.com, and at other retailers from September-December 2012.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-597-9624 or visit www.ryobitools.com.

Pork sausage

Company: Smithfield Packing Co.

Quantity: 38,000 pounds.

Why? The products may contain small pieces of plastic.

What models? One-pound chubs of Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll with a use-by date of March 12, 2013, and cases containing chubs of Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll with a case code of 78533109741.

Where sold? Various Florida stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-877-933-4625.

GoldCoast Salads products

Company: GoldCoast Salads.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause a sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

What models? Blue Crab Spread, Maine Lobster Spread, Lobster and Shrimp Spread and Smoked Salmon Spread, all in containers of 1 pound and of 8 ounces.

Where sold? Various Florida stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-239-513-0430.

Reumofan Plus tablets

Company: Reumofan Plus USA LLC and Reumofan USA LLC.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The tablets contain undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients methocarbamol, dexamethasone and diclofenac. Use of this product could result in serious and life-threatening injuries.

What models? Reumofan Plus tablets, lot 99515, expiration 09/16, in 30-tablet containers.

Where sold? Through the Internet.

What to do? Call the company at 1-610-544-9761.

Vistide

Company: Gilead Sciences Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? Some particulate matter has been found in some vials of this product.

What models? Vistide (cidofovir injection), NDC 61958-0101-1, lot B120217A, expiration date May 2015.

Where sold? In pharmacies and by wholesalers and hospitals.

What to do? Call Gilead toll-free at 1-800-445-3235.

Atlantic smoked salmon

Company: MKG Provisions Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? It may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, 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? Atlantic smoked salmon, batch 1768. For the full list of brands, please see www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm340249.htm.

Where sold? A variety of food distributors in Florida.

What to do? Return products to place of purchase.

Nutri-Vet, Nutripet chicken jerky

Company: Nutri-Vet LLC.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products may be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products and humans who handle contaminated pet products.

What models? Nutri-Vet and NutriPet chicken jerky products. For a detailed list, please see www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm340468.htm.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-877-729-8668.

Maxiloss dietary supplement

Company: Olaax Corp.

Quantity: All.

Why? The product contains sibutramine, a previously approved controlled substance for the treatment of obesity that was removed from the U.S. market in October 2010 for safety reasons, making these products unapproved new drugs. Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk to patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke.

What models? Maxiloss weight advanced dietary supplement softgels are packaged in a green or blue box containing three 12-blister packs per box, batch 001.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Olaax toll-free at 1-863-648-9581.

Kasel dog treats

Company: Kasel Associated Industries.

Quantity: All.

Why? The products may be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products and humans who handle contaminated pet products.

What models? Boots & Barkley, BIXBI, Nature's Deli, Colorado Naturals, Petco and Best Bully Stick dog treats manufactured at the company's Denver plant from April 20 to Sept. 19.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-218-4417.

Verve, Zeal, Thrive pet food

Company: The Honest Kitchen.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products may be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products and humans who handle contaminated pet products.

What models? Verve, Zeal and Thrive pet food. For more specific details, please see www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm340669.htm.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-866-437-9729 or email info@thehonestkitchen.com.

Hercules tires

Company: Hercules Tire & Rubber Co.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The tires' belt and tread could separate while driving, increasing the chance of a crash.

What models? Hercules ALL TRAC A/T 10-ply Load Range E tires, sizes LT215/85R16 115/112S, DOT serial numbers JEHMECL5008-4010; LT235/85R16 120/116S, DOT serial numbers JEKMECL4708-4010; LT245/75R16 120/116S DOT serial numbers JEJKECL4608-4010; LT265/75R16 123/120S, DOT serial numbers JENKECL4808-4010; LT265/70R17 121/118S, DOT serial numbers JENJFCL5108-4010; LT245/75R17 121/118S, DOT serial numbers JELKFCL5008-4010; and LT225/75R16 115/112S, DOT serial numbers JEJKECL5108-4010.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Hercules toll-free at 1-888-965-5795 or email alltracresponse@HerculesTire.com.

Motor scooters

Company: Dynacraft BSC Inc.

Quantity: 10,700.

Why? The scooters can accelerate suddenly while in use, causing the rider to lose control.

What models? Electric, battery-operated City Scooters that are purple and black with Monster High graphics, model number 8801-14, and serial numbers with the letters QYCEI followed by a six-digit number in the following range: 003125 through 014456. City Scooters that are pink and black with Hello Kitty graphics, model number 8801-03, and serial numbers with the letters QYCEI followed by a six-digit number in the following range: 000001 through 014456.

Where sold? City Scooters were sold at Walmart stores and Walmart.com from November 2012-January 2013; Hello Kitty scooters were sold at Toys 'R' Us and Toysrus.com from October 2012-January 2013.

What to do? Call Dynacraft toll-free at 1-800-551-0032 or visit www.dynacraftbike.com.

Chrysler vehicles

Company: Chrysler Group LLC.

Quantity: 1,785.

Why? A broken control valve in the fuel tank assembly may lead to an engine stall or fuel leakage.

What models? 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger vehicles.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Chrysler toll-free at 1-800-247-9753.

Product recalls: tools, food, pet food, supplements and more 03/01/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 6:20pm]

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