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Recalls: Banana Boat sun care products, Bob Evans products, more

Published Oct. 25, 2012

Banana Boat sun care products

Company: Energizer Holdings Inc.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product could ignite on the skin if contact is made with a source of ignition before the product is completely dry.

What models? Continuous spray Banana Boat sun care products. The full list is available at

Where sold? Various stores from January 2010-Sept. 30, 2012.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-723-3786.

Bob Evans products

Company: BEF Foods Inc.

Quantity: 1,768,600 pounds.

Why? They contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the label. MSG is not classified as an allergen, but can cause a reaction in people with a sensitivity to MSG.

What models? Bob Evans maple links in 12-ounce packages with UPC numbers 075900002300, 075900000085 and 075900002324; and Bob Evans maple patties, also in 12-ounce packages, with UPC numbers 0759000025028, 075900000795 and 075900002522.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-800-939-2338.

Eddie Bauer rocking wood bassinets

Company: Dorel Juvenile Group.

Quantity: 97,000.

Why? The bottom locking mechanism can fail to lock properly if a spring is not installed, allowing the bassinet to tip to one side and cause infants to roll to the side of the bassinet. This poses a suffocation hazard to infants.

What models? Eddie Bauer rocking wood bassinets model numbers 10632, 10639, 10832, 10835, 10839 and BT021.

Where sold? Target, Toys R Us and Sears stores and online at Ebay and other websites from December 2007-January 2011.

What to do? Call Dorel toll-free at 1-877-416-0165 or visit

Interior bifold doors

Company: JELD-WEN Inc.

Quantity: 170,800.

Why? The lower pivot pin can break causing the door to disengage from the overhead track.

What models? JELD-WEN and Reliabilt interior bifold doors.

Where sold? Home Depot, Lowe's and other retailers from February 2011-March 2012.

What to do? Call JELD-WEN toll-free at 1-877-228-4888 or visit

Manual resuscitators

Company: Ventlab Corp.

Quantity: 14,602.

Why? The products little or no air/oxygen through the patient valve to the patient, which could result in life threatening health consequences that include hypoxia and hypoventilation.

What models? For a full list of models with details, please see

Where sold? To hospitals, clinics and EMS units.

What to do? Email

Sunland peanut butter, other products

Company: Sunland Inc.

Quantity: More than 250 products.

Why? The products have 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 those with weakened immune systems.

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What models? Please see

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-866-837-1018.

Publix premium frozen tempura shrimp

Company: Publix Super Markets.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The dipping sauce packet included with the product contains soy that is not declared on the packaging. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume products containing soy.

What models? The 11-ounce packet of Publix premium frozen tempura shrimp.

Where sold? Publix.

What to do? Call Publix toll-free at 1-800-242-1227 or visit

Boots & Barkley dog treats

Company: Kasel Associated Industries.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The products may be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products and humans are at risk for salmonella poisoning from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the pet products.

What models? Roasted pig ears come in a clear plastic bag containing 12 items marked with UPC bar code 647263899158. The variety pack product comes in a clear plastic bag weighing 32 ounces and marked with UPC bar code 490830400086.

Where sold? Various stores.

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

Happy Swing II infant swings, high chairs

Company: Dream On Me Inc.

Quantity: 650.

Why? The opening between the tray and seat or the grab bar and seat can allow a child's body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck, posing a strangulation hazard if the belt is not fastened.

What models? Happy Swing II infant swings with model/style number 432 and Bistro high chairs with model/style number 255.

Where sold? The swings, at juvenile products stores and CSN stores and online at Wayfair and from October 2010-September 2012; the high chairs, at Americas Kids, Kid Pro USA and independent juvenile specialty stores and between November 2011-September 2012.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-877-201-4317 or visit

Children's upholstered toddler chairs

Company: Trend Lab LLC.

Quantity: 16,850.

Why? Staples in the binding on the back of the chair may come loose, posing a laceration or choking hazard.

What models? Children's upholstered toddler chairs in Club style and Mod style with date codes TL1007C through TL0812C.

Where sold? Online at,,,, and, as well as in Buy Buy Baby and other specialty stores from November 2007-August 2012.

What to do? Call Trend Lab toll-free at 1-866-814-7978, email or visit

Fleece hoodie and T-shirt sets

Company: Children's Apparel Network Ltd.

Quantity: 6,200.

Why? The surface coating on the zipper of the fleece hoodie and T-shirt sets contain excessive levels of lead.

What models? The hoodies have Disney character designs in three different styles. RN 16435 and the following identification number are printed on the label: Red fleece hoodie with Snow White, DP4253B; gray fleece hoodie with Mickey Mouse, J4821; and the blue fleece hoodie with Cars, J4820-A.

Where sold? Target and from October 2011-December 2011.

What to do? Call Children's Apparel Network toll-free at 1-800-919-1917 or visit

Ceramic beer tap handles

Company: Taphandles LLC.

Quantity: 24,000.

Why? The ceramic beer tap handle can break during normal use, posing a laceration hazard.

What models? There are 25 custom-made designs. Taphandles Inc. and made in China are engraved on the gray metal base of the tap handle. For a full list, see

Where sold? At breweries from November 2002-May 2006.

What to do? Call Taphandles toll-free at 1-877-855-6383 or visit

Nissan Altima

Company: Nissan North America Inc.

Quantity: 13,919.

Why? The transverse link bolts and power steering rack bolts were not torqued to proper specification and could come loose and fall out, which could lead to a loss of vehicle control.

What models? 2012-2013 Nissan Altima.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Nissan toll-free at 1-800-647-7261.

Fruit Whirls cereals

Company: Gilster-Mary Lee.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? It contains undeclared almond butter. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

What models? Better Valu Fruit Whirls ready to eat cereal, packaged in 28-ounce plastic bags that has a best-by date of JUL 17 13 J8 and a UPC code 79801-24630.

Where sold? Various Florida stores.

What to do? Call the company at 1-618-826-2361, extension 3283, or 1-417-781-7777, extension 4835.

Crush series treestands for hunters

Company: Summit Treestands LLC.

Quantity: 2,900.

Why? The tree stand's hanging strap assembly could dislodge from the tree stand or fail to restrain or hold properly on the tree, posing a fall hazard.

What models? These hunters' tree stands: Crush series perch, number 82069; Crush series stoop, number 82070; and Crush series ledge number 82071.

Where sold? Hunting stores and in catalogs from July 2012-August 2012.

What to do? Visit

ValcoBaby booster seat for strollers

Company: ValcoBaby.

Quantity: 975.

Why? The spring button mechanism securing the booster toddler seat to the baby stroller can disengage, allowing for the carried toddler to fall.

What models? Booster toddler seats, both single and twin, designed to attach to Valco Tri-Mode and Zee strollers with batch numbers 3111, 7819, 7822 and 7831 and model number TOD1058, TOD9109 and ZEE0649.

Where sold? Various juvenile product stores, websites and at from June 2011-June 2012.

What to do? Call ValcoBaby toll-free at 1-800-610-7850 or visit

Mercedes Benz E350, E550

Company: Mercedes-Benz LLC USA.

Quantity: 499.

Why? Improper stitching of the right side window curtain air bag may cause it to not deploy.

What models? 2012 Mercedes E350 and E550.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Mercedes toll-free at 1-800-367-6372.

Maserati vehicles

Company: Maserati North America Inc.

Quantity: 485.

Why? The tire pressure monitoring system may malfunction due to a software error, preventing the driver from being notified of a low tire pressure situation. If the driver continues to operate the vehicle with a tire that has low air pressure, the tire may fail.

What models? 2012 Maserati Granturismo, Granturismo convertible and Granturismo MC.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Maserati at 1-201-816-2600.

Honda CR-V

Company: American Honda Motor Co.

Quantity: 264.

Why? Incorrect values for gross vehicle weight rating, gross axle weight rating front and rear, tire size and rim size were specified on the safety certification label. That could lead to improper vehicle loading and tire failure.

What models? 2012 Honda CR-V.

Where sold? Dealers.

What to do? Call Honda toll-free at 1-800-999-1009.


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