"Important Recalls" Thread

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This thread is for important recalls! I'm posting it because I see they are recalling 5.6 million fans sold between 2000 and 2004! ALL my fans are on the recall list! :eek: Best to check your fans! I bought all mine at Super Kmart. You can contact Lasko to receive a free fan protection cord adapter. So here is the first recall in this thread:

Lasko Products Inc. Recalling 5.6M Fans

Wednesday, February 08, 2006 12:23 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lasko Products Inc. is recalling 5.6 million Lasko, General Electric, Galaxy and Air King fans because an electrical failure in the motor can cause them to ignite. :eek:

The company has recalled:

_Lasko box fan models 3700, 3723, 3733 and 3750; cyclone fan models 3510, 3550, 3800 and 35105; Wind Machine models 3300 and 3521; Air Companion model 3515; Air Director model 2135; and Wind Tunnel models 3400 and 3410.

_General Electric box fan model 106620 and cyclone fan models 106600 and 106630.

_Galaxy box fan model 3733.

_Air King cyclone fan model 9500 (20-inch deluxe pivot fan) and Air Companion model 9515 (15-inch deluxe pivot fan).

For more information call the company at 800-984-3311 or visit http://www.laskoproducts.com or http://www.cpsc.gov .

Link: http://wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=1155824
 

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In case you use baby formula! :eek:

Enfamil Baby Formula Recalled
Powdered Infant Formula May Have Metal Particles


UPDATED: 11:43 am MST February 24, 2006

DENVER -- Enfamil Gentlease powdered infant formula is being recalled.

There's a concern there may be metal particles in the formula. The recalled 24-ounce cans of formula were stamped on the bottom with lot code BMJ19 and "use by" date 1 Jul 07. They were sold at major retail stores nationwide.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/7376198/detail.html
 

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Monday, February 27, 2006 10:26 p.m. ET
By The Associated Press

The following recall has been announced:

About 438,000 Dove SkinVitalizer facial cleansing massagers, distributed by Unilever, because the cleansing pillows on the devices can loosen or dislodge during use, letting the SkinVitalizer cause minor scratches on the skin.

Unilever has received 33 reports of cleansing pillows falling off of the device and nine reports of minor scratches. No serious injuries have been reported.

This recall is for all units and all codes of the SkinVitalizer, which vibrates when turned on.

Consumers should stop using the product and contact Unilever for information on a refund.

Call 800-896-9479 or visit http://www.dove.com or http://www.cpsc.gov for more information.

http://wireservice.wired.com/wired/story.asp?section=Breaking&storyId=1164918
 

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How tragic a child had to die like this! :(

Reebok bracelets recalled for lead danger
4-year-old child died after swallowing a piece of jewelry, government says


Updated: 1:11 p.m. ET March 23, 2006

WASHINGTON - Reebok is recalling 300,000 children’s charm bracelets because a 4-year-old died from lead poisoning after swallowing a piece of the jewelry, the government said Thursday.

The silver-colored bracelets, bearing heart-shaped charms engraved with the “Reebok” name, were given away from May 2004 through this month with the purchase of children’s shoes in major shoe stores across the country. The bracelets contain high levels of lead, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11974094/
 

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Frokm the same post as above.....:(

In a separate action Thursday, the CPSC said about 580,000 necklace and ring sets, imported by Dollar Tree Distribution Inc., are being recalled for a lead poisoning danger.

The silver-colored, adjustable rings come in a variety of designs with a toy “gem” in the center. The necklaces have a black string with silver-colored clasps and a silver-colored charm with a “gem” in the center.

The packages are printed with “Mood Necklace,” Mood Ring,” “Glow in the Dark Necklace,” “Glow in the Dark Ring,” “UV Necklace” or “UV Ring.” The “UV” jewelry packaging reads, “The Sun’s Energy Will Change The Color.” Printed on the back of the packaging is “SKU.815485” and the name “Mannix.”

The jewelry was sold at Dollar Tree, Dollar Bills, Dollar Express, Greenbacks, Only $1 and Super Dollar Tree stores nationwide from September 2003 through February 2006
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For more information, call CPSC at 800-638-2772, Reebok at 800-994-6260, or Dollar Tree at 800-876-8077.
 

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May 15, 11:27 AM EDT

Bausch & Lomb Pulls Lens-Solution

By BEN DOBBIN
AP Business Writer

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Bausch & Lomb Inc. said Monday it has permanently removed from markets worldwide a contact-lens solution linked by health authorities to an outbreak of rare fungal infections that can cause blindness. Its shares rose nearly 9 percent.

"Bausch & Lomb's top priority is the safety of our customers, and we want them to have complete confidence in our products," said the eye-care product maker's chief executive, Ronald Zarrella.

The Food and Drug Administration said Bausch & Lomb suspects that ReNu with MoistureLoc solution's unique disinfecting and moisturizing agents "in certain unusual circumstances can increase the risk of Fusarium infection."

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EYE_FUNGUS?SITE=MIPOR&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
 

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Tue, Jun. 06, 2006

Associated Press

The following recall has been announced:

420,000 Black & Decker coffee makers, distributed by Applica Consumer Products Inc., because the programming function might not turn the machine off, causing it to overheat and start a fire. The coffee makers are silver and black with a stainless steel carafe and have model numbers TCM800 or TCM805 printed on the bottom. Home improvement and discount stores nationwide sold the product from March 2004 until April 2006. For more information, call the company at 800-239-7145 or visit http://www.acprecall.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/14748875.htm
 
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Angel, you are the biggest news junkie I have ever met. It might even be unhealthy :eek: :p

Great thread ! (y)
 

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Thanks BF...I consider that a compliment! :p :D Think of how much TSG'ers wouldn't know if it wasn't for me! ;) :D Candy dubbed me "Angelize Live at Five"! ;) :D
 

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angelize56 said:
How tragic a child had to die like this! :(

Reebok bracelets recalled for lead danger
4-year-old child died after swallowing a piece of jewelry, government says


Updated: 1:11 p.m. ET March 23, 2006

WASHINGTON - Reebok is recalling 300,000 children’s charm bracelets because a 4-year-old died from lead poisoning after swallowing a piece of the jewelry, the government said Thursday.

The silver-colored bracelets, bearing heart-shaped charms engraved with the “Reebok” name, were given away from May 2004 through this month with the purchase of children’s shoes in major shoe stores across the country. The bracelets contain high levels of lead, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11974094/
man i hate that... what was a 4yo doing with it in the first place :confused:
 

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I know what you mean Tidus....swallowing the bracelet alone could have killed the child...had the lead level not! (n)
 

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The following recalls have been announced:

About 200,000 light-up yo-yo toys distributed by the Ruby Restaurant Group, which does business as Ruby's Diner Inc. and Ruby's Franchise Systems Inc., because the yo-yo can separate into smaller parts and pose a choking hazard for children.

Customers should return the yo-yo to a Ruby's Diner restaurant for a replacement toy. For more information call 800-439-7829 or visit http://www.cpsc.gov.

About 3,600 Sunbeam Gas Ranges manufactured by Atlas Industrial SA and imported by Petters Consumer Brands LLC, because the heat shield is not adequate to prevent floors under the range from scorching. The importer has received two reports of scorched floors.

The ranges come in a variety of colors and have "Sunbeam" written on the panel that sticks up behind the burners. They were sold at appliance stores around the country between February and May.

For more information, visit http://www.sunbeammajorappliances.com

About 106,000 safety harnesses sold with hunting tree stands distributed by Summit Treestands LLC, because the harnesses can fail and cause a person to fall out of the tree stand.

For more information visit http://www.harnessrecall2005.com, http://www.summitstands.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/14772551.htm
 

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I was thinking that maybe some parents who are using this formula...they might not notice the signs of Vitamin C deficiency!

Hundreds of thousands of bottles of baby formula recalled

POSTED: 7:58 p.m. EDT, September 15, 2006

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Abbott health care company is recalling hundreds of thousands of bottles of infant formula because they might not have enough vitamin C.

The recall is for approximately 100,000 32-ounce plastic bottles of Similac Alimentum Advance liquid formula and approximately 200,000 bottles of Similac Advance with Iron, Abbott spokeswoman Tracey Noe said Friday.

The bottles, distributed by Abbott's Ross Products division, are missing a layer of material that keeps air out of the bottle, Noe said. When oxygen enters the bottle, it causes the vitamin C to break down over time, she said.

If infants drink formula without enough vitamin C for two to four weeks, they could start exhibiting symptoms of vitamin C deficiency, which include irritability with generalized tenderness, the company said in a release. So far, Abbott has received no medical complaints.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/09/15/baby.food.recall.ap/index.html
 

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