Fluorescent Ballast Recall Expanded [Canada]

Canada HCSC RecallCanada/Ottawa: Symban Lighting expands recalls for some Fluorescent Lighting Ballasts due to fire hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/gbdqs

Direct link: http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1624

Additional information:FluorescentBallast
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) says this recall involves Ballast models DBAG-13P2C and SY-213HPF with a date code of “082003” and light fixture model LUNAR-2×13-120-HPF, with two plug-in 2-pin 13W compact twin tube fluorescent lamps.

The ballasts were sold separately to be installed into fluorescent light fixtures. Also, an unknown number of the same ballasts were used in production of the light fixtures mentioned above and such ballasts are built-in inside the light fixtures. The listed ballasts and the light fixtures are being recalled.

According the health Canada, high ambient temperatures might cause the recalled Ballast to overheat, creating a fire hazard. Symban Lighting has received two reported incidents of overheating.

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Pampered Chef Garlic Slicer Set Recall

Canada/Ottawa: Pampered Chef recalls some Garlic Slicer Sets due to laceration hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/gaYy4

Direct link: http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1738

EU Issues 16 Product & Vehicle Recalls

Belgium/Brussels: European Union issues 16 new consumer-based product recalls; a must-read for parents, caregivers, drivers and others: http://ht.ly/fWF9l

Direct link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/dyna/rapex/create_rapex.cfm?rx_id=485

Cardinal Beef Burger Recall

Canada/Ottawa: Cardinal Meat Specialists recalls some Prime Rib Beef Burgers due to E. coli O157:H7 hazard. CFIA: http://ht.ly/gawhf

Direct link: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20121215e.shtml

About E. coli enteritis:
Escherichia coli O157:H7 (“E. coli 0157:H7”) poisoning is typically transmitted using the fecal-mouth route by eating or drinking foods or beverages contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, eating unpasteurized (i.e., raw) milk and (raw) milk products and untreated water. Common symptoms of E. coli 0157:H7 poisoning include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), vomiting, nausea and headache.

To learn more about Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria poisoning, please visit Health Canada’s Web site: http://ht.ly/dMvCT.

Aluminium Ladder Recall [Australia]

Australia/Canberra: DSG Holdings Australia recalls some Aluminium Ladders due to fall hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/g9htG

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1031196

ACCC PRA number: 2012/13423
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Helicopter Pull-Up Toy Recall [Australia]

Australia/Canberra: DSG Holdings Australia recalls some Helicopter Pull-Up Toys due to eye injury hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/g9h4x

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1031197

ACCC PRA number: 2012/13424
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