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Recalls: Portable infrared electric space heaters, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Commander, more

Portable infrared electric space heaters

Company: Optimus Enterprise Inc.

Quantity: 355,000.

Why? The heater design can fail to prevent ignition of nearby combustible materials that come in contact with the unit, posing a fire hazard.

What models? Optimus infrared quartz heaters with model numbers H-5210, produced in 2011, and H-5211, produced in 2012.

Where sold? Best Buy Market Place, Family Dollar, Heartland, Northern Tool, Rite Aid and other stores and online at Amazon.com, ebay.com and Walmart.com from October 2011-December 2012.

What to do? Call Optimus toll-free at 1-888-672-5832, visit www.optimusent.com or email return.optimus@gmail.com.

Compounding Shop sterile products

Company: The Compounding Shop LLC.

Quantity: All.

Why? Concerns associated with quality control procedures present a potential risk to sterility assurance that were observed during a recent FDA inspection

What models? All sterile products.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-866-792-6731 or email info@gotocompoundingshop.com.

Jeep Grand Cherokee, Commander

Company: Chrysler Group LLC.

Quantity: 295,345.

Why? A transfer case electrical failure may result in an unintentional shifting of the transfer case into the neutral position. If the vehicle shifts into neutral, it may roll away.

What models? 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles and 2006-2010 Jeep Commander.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

SexVoltz, Velextra and Amerect

Company: BeaMonstar Products.

Quantity: All.

Why? The products contain undeclared tadalafil, an FDA-approved drug used to treat erectile dysfunction, making the products unapproved new drugs.

What models? SexVoltz brand SKUs 626570609490, 827912089028, 626570617877, 626570615316, 626570615316; Velextra brand SKUs 626570613855, 626570619055, 626570617860, 626570617563; and Amerect SKUs 626570619031, 626570619628 capsules.

Where sold? Through distributors and retailers.

What to do? Call BeaMonstar Products at (480) 735-1424 or email info@beamonstar.com.

IGA brand ice cream

Company: Dairy Fresh.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product contains Heavenly Hash ice cream, which contains almonds, coconut and soy — allergens not declared on the carton. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds, coconut or soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

What models? IGA Brand vanilla and chocolate ice cream (1.75 quart, 1.66L) with the plant code 3783 and a sell-by date of 08-13-13.

Where sold? Various stores in Florida.

What to do? Call Dairy Fresh toll-free at 1-800-587-2259.

Protein extract

Company: Pure Herbs Ltd.

Quantity: All 4-ounce and 1-ounce bottles.

Why? They contain undeclared allergens milk and soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

What models? Protein Extract packaged in 4- and 1-ounce amber glass bottles. All lot numbers are included.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company at (586) 446-8200.

Bimeda sterile solutions

Company: Bimeda Inc.

Quantity: 35,741 bottles.

Why? Because of departures from customary sterility procedures, sterility cannot be entirely assured.

What models? One lot of calcium gluconate (2J029A), one lot of dextrose 50% (2J028) and one lot of hypertonic saline (2J041).

Where sold? Veterinary product wholesalers and retailers.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-888-524-6332.

Family Dollar quartz heaters

Company: Family Dollar Services Inc.

Quantity: 19,640.

Why? The heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

What models? Optimus Tower quartz heaters, model number H-5232.

Where sold? Family Dollar Stores from September-December 2012.

What to do? Call Family Dollar toll-free at 1-800-547-0359 or visit www.familydollar.com.

Piperacillin and Tazobactam

Company: Apotex Corp.

Quantity: 21 lots.

Why? The products may crystallize in the IV bag or IV line, which could result in phlebitis, renal impairment, end-organ embolism and ischemia, and/or vasculitis.

What models? Piperacillin and Tazobactam for injection, USP 40.5 grams, NDC number 60505-0773-00, UPC 360505077304, lot numbers 503B023, 503B028, 503B029, 503B031, 503B032, 503B033, 503C001, 503C002, 503C003, 503C004, 503C009, 503C010, 503C011, 503C012, 503C014, 503C015, 503C016, 503C017, 503C019 and 503C020.

Where sold? Through wholesalers, distributors, HMOs, home infusion and long term care service providers.

What to do? Call Hospira toll-free at 1-800-615-0187 or email medcom@hospira.com.

Krinos Tahini sesame paste

Company: Krinos Foods LLC.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, 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? Tahini sesame paste products comes in 1- or 2-pound glass jars and 40-pound plastic pails. The UPC code of the 1-pound jar is 0-75013-28500-3; for the 2-pound jar, 0-75013-28510-2; and for the 40-pound pail, 0-75013-04018-3.

Where sold? Various stores and online.

What to do? Call the company at (718) 729-9000.

Artriphen

Company: XYMOGEN.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? It contains traces of the undeclared allergens soy and milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to either allergen run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

What models? Artriphen was available in quantities of either 90 or 180 capsules.

Where sold? Through licensed health care practitioners.

What to do? Visit www.xymogen.com or email pr@xymogen.com.

Lightning Rod capsules

Company: Chang Kwung Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? It contains an analogue of sildenafil, the active ingredient in an FDA-approved drug used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. That makes Lightning Rod capsules an unapproved new drug.

What models? Lightning Rod 500 mg per capsule packaged in 3-count, UPC 6 89076 20257 2 and 12-count bottles, UPC 6 89076 20297 8.

Where sold? Through the Internet.

What to do? Call the company at (747) 444-1843.

Jeep Wrangler

Company: Chrysler Group LLC.

Quantity: 5,440.

Why? The airbag clockspring assemblies could experience broken airbag circuits, leading to nondeployment of the driver-side frontal airbag.

What models? 2008-2012 Jeep Wrangler.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

Subaru Outback, Legacy

Company: Subaru of America Inc.

Quantity: 5,379.

Why? The inner and outer shafts of the steering column assembly may become disengaged from one another, possibly causing the driver to lose the ability to steer the vehicle.

What models? 2013 Outback and Legacy vehicles.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

Toro zero-turn riding mowers

Company: The Toro Co.

Quantity: 3,700.

Why? The idler pulley can rub against the mower's fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.

What models? 2012 and 2013 Toro Z Master Commercial 2000 Series ZRT riding mowers, model number 74141 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000784 and 313000101 to 313000364; model number 74143 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000881 and 313000101 to 313000432; and model number 74145 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312001178 and 313000101 to 313000443.

Where sold? Toro dealers from January 2012-April 2013.

What to do? Call Toro toll-free at 1-855-493-0090 or visit www.toro.com.

Surly Pugsley bicycle forks

Company: Surly Bikes.

Quantity: 975.

Why? The bicycle fork can bend above the disc brake mount, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

What models? Surly Pugsley 100mm and 135mm bicycle forks made of tubular chromoly steel. Model number FK3175, FK3181 or FK0706 is printed on the packaging for forks sold individually, and Surly Pugsley bicycle models FM3110-3114, FM3175-79, BK3110-14 and BK3175-79 were sold with the recalled forks as original equipment.

Where sold? Bicycle stores and on various websites from May 2012-February 2013.

What to do? Call Surly toll-free at 1-877-946-9333 or visit www.surlybikes.com.

Ram 1500 trucks

Company: Chrysler Group LLC.

Quantity: 498.

Why? The coolant bypass valve may stick in a position that does not allow coolant to flow into the heater core, which could lead to a buildup of moisture or ice that could limit the driver's ability to see.

What models? 2013 Ram 1500 trucks.

Where sold? Dealers.

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

Recalls: Portable infrared electric space heaters, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Commander, more

05/17/13 [Last modified: Thursday, May 16, 2013 11:12am]

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