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Chrissie Cole

Ocean Management Systems Recalls Dive Equipment

Ocean Management Systems Inc., in consultation with the CPSC, announced a voluntary recall of Buoyancy Compensators used for Scuba Diving due to a defect that poses a drowning hazard.
To date,…

Chrissie Cole

Notebook Computer Batteries Recalled By HP

Hewlett-Packard Co., in conjunction with the U.S. Product Safety Commission (CPSC), voluntarily recalled Lithium-Ion batteries used in Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computers because they…

Jenny Albano

Harry and David is Recalling Their Giant Cashews Because of Undeclared Peanuts and Other Nuts

Harry and David, in conjunction with the FDA, is recalling around 2130 boxes of their 4.oz Harry and David Giant Cashews because because they may contain mixed nuts. Consumers who have an allergy to these nuts (peanuts, almonds, pecans and/or Brazil nuts) may have a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.Harry and David is recalling all 4 oz. boxes of Giant…

Jenny Albano

RC2 Recalls Children's Feeding Seats Due to Fall Hazard

The RC2 Corp., in conjunction with the CPSC, is recalling about 100,000 The First Years Newborn-to-Toddler Reclining Feeding Seats because the restraining straps can pull out of the waist strap slots, which poses a fall hazard to young children and toddlers.The First Years Newborn-to-Toddler Reclining Feeding Seat can be adjusted between reclining and upright positions. The seat includes a tray,…

Chrissie Cole

Toy Rakes Recalled for Lead Hazard

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores announced a toy recall of children’s toy rakes, made in China. The surface paint on the handles can contain excessive levels of lead paint, a violation of federal lead paint standards.The recalled toys have a tag attached to the handle that says “Robbie Ducky Garden Collection Rake.”Consumers…

Chrissie Cole

Bagged Spinach Recalled for Salmonella Contamination

Metz Fresh announced a voluntarily recall of its 10 oz. and 16 oz. bags of spinach after salmonella was found during routine testing. While salmonella was only discovered on one of the three packing lines, the company decided to recall all of the spinach bagged that day.The recalled bags of spinach have the following tracking codes: 12208114, 12208214 and 12208314. The company advises consumers…

Chrissie Cole

46 Million Cell Phone Batteries Recalled by Nokia

Nokia announced a recall of more than 46 million of its BL-5C cell phone batteries, because they can potentially overheat while recharging. The defective batteries can be found in as many as 52 different phone models, manufactured by Matsushita, between December 2005 and November 2006.Nokia advises consumers to check the front label on their cell battery for “Nokia” and “BL-5C.” The battery…

Chrissie Cole

CVS Recalls Playskool Sippy Cups

CVS Pharmacy announced a recall of 84,000 Playskool Toddler “NoSpill” Sippy Cups due to a choking hazard.CVS has received 36 reports of toddlers chewing through the plastic of the sippy cup, resulting in a choking incident and three near-choking incidents. To date, no injuries have been reported.The recall includes the Playskool Todder “NoSpill” Sippy Cup with the serial number 382814, which can…

Chrissie Cole

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Hummus

378 people claim they have experienced salmonella poisoning after ingesting food purchased from the pars Cove Persian Cuisine booth at the Taste of Chicago. This number is up from the 126 cases originally reported, according to the Chicago Department of Health.Two thirds of the 378 reported cases have been confirmed as salmonella illness. More test results are pending. Amongst 32 people tested,…

Chrissie Cole

Royal Canin Recalls 15 Pet Food Varieties

Another 15 varieties of pet food have been added to the long list of recalled pet foods.Royal Canin recalled pet foods are: seven Kasco dry dog food and cat foods and eight Sensible Choice dog foods.The company took action after tests revealed traces of a melamine derivative in the Chinese rice protein concentrate they had received from their supplier, Cereal Byproducts of Illinois.On May 4th,…