Ladybug-themed Kids’ Outdoor Furniture Recall [US]

US CPSC RecallUS/Washington: Far East Brokers recalls some Ladybug-themed Kids’ Outdoor Furniture due to violation of US Federal Lead Paint Standard hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/nvOEz

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Far-East-Brokers-Recalls-Ladybug-themed-Kids-Outdoor-Furniture/

Additional information:Ladybug-themed Kids' Outdoor Furniture Recall
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves some Red Ladybug-Themed Kids’ Metal-Framed Outdoor Furniture sold under the Leisure Ways brand. The recalled items have large ladybug images on the fabric and include a camp chair, folding chair, moon chair, double-seat swing chair and patio set that includes two chairs, a table and an umbrella. A tracking label sewn into the seat of each chair includes the production date “December/2012” and the words, “Distributed by: Far East Brokers and Consultants, Inc.”

According to the CPSC, the red surface paint on the furniture contains excessive levels of lead, a violation of the Federal lead paint standard.

About Lead Poisoning:
Lead is highly toxic and can enter the body through the digestive system or the lungs. It accumulates throughout the body and can damage nearly every one of the body’s systems, but is particularly toxic to the nervous system including the brain.

Lead is especially dangerous to children even at low exposure levels and has also been clinically shown to have the potential to cause intellectual, behavioral and other problems in kids. Potential health effects associated with exposure to high levels of Lead in all ages include vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, coma and death.

Common sources of Lead include the following:

  • House paint before 1978. Even if the paint is not peeling, it can be a problem. Lead paint is very dangerous when it is being stripped or sanded. These actions release fine Lead dust into the air. Infants and children living in pre-1960s housing (when paint often contained Lead) have the highest risk of Lead poisoning. Small children often swallow paint chips or breathe dust from Lead-based paint.
  • Toys and furniture painted before 1976. After this date, paint was reformulated to remove Lead.
  • Painted toys and decorations made outside the US and Canada.
  • Lead bullets, fishing sinkers, curtain weights.
  • Old plumbing, pipes and faucets. Lead can be found in drinking water in homes containing pipes that were connected with Lead solder. Although new building codes require Lead-free solder, Lead can be still found in some modern faucets.
  • Soil contaminated by decades of car exhaust or years of house paint scrapings. Lead is more common in soil near highways and old houses.
  • Hobbies involving soldering, stained glass, jewelry making, pottery glazing, and miniature Lead figures (always look at labels to help determine risk).
  • Children’s paint sets and art supplies (again, always look at labels to help determine risk).
  • Pewter pitchers and dinnerware.
  • Storage batteries.

You can learn more about the harmful effects of Lead ingestion by visiting the National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://ht.ly/nvU2k

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CPSC recall number: 13-255
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2335
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Kensington High Heel Shoe Recall [US]

US CPSC RecallUS/Washington: JP Boden recalls some Kensington Court High Heel Shoes due to fall hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/nvz8U

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/JP-Boden-Recalls-Kensington-Court-High-Heel-Shoes/

Additional information:Kensington High Heel Shoes
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves the Kensington Court 3-1/2 inch High Heel Patent Leather Shoes. The Shoes were sold in four colors including dark blue with beige trim, cream with tan trim, red with gray trim and turquoise blue with beige trim (pictured). The plain toe pump Women’s Shoes were sold in sizes 5-1/2 to 10-1/2. The JP Boden logo is printed on a label on the inside sole of the Shoe.

According to the CPSC, the heel on the Shoe can loosen with wear and become unstable, posing a fall hazard.

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CPSC recall number: 13-256
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2334
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NHTSA July Vehicle Recalls – 63 MTD [US]

FlagUSUS/Washington: As of Wednesday, July 31, 2013, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 63 vehicle or tire recalls so far this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb

Direct link: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchCurrentMonthRecall

Additional information:
Recently added recalls include products from the following manufacturers:

  • Altec Industries Inc. – Lift-All LSS aerial device failure, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 50
  • Altec Industries Inc. – AH75, AH85 and AH100 aerial device failure, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 220
  • Ameritrans Bus – fire hazard; potential number of units affected: 1
  • Augusta RV, LLC – injury, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 36
  • BMW of North America, LLC – motorcycle side-stand switch failure hazard; potential number of units affected: 870
  • Brammo, Inc. – rear tail assembly detachment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 605
  • Chrysler Group LLC – airbag deployment impairment, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 224,254
  • Chrysler Group LLC – Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan airbag deployment impairment, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 184
  • Chrysler Group LLC – head restraint deployment impairment, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 442,481
  • Chrysler Group LLC – Grand Cherokee parking lamps failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 4,458
  • Chrysler Group LLC – RAM Truck bolt failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,058
  • Chrysler Group LLC – RAM Truck Electronic Stability Control malfunction, loss of control, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 45,961
  • Dutchmen Manufacturing, Inc. – melting propane supply hose, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 543
  • Eldorado National-Kansas (“ENK”) – fire, explosion, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 82
  • Elkhart Coach – fire hazard; potential number of units affected: 58
  • EverGreen Recreational Vehicles – awning malfunction hazard; potential number of units affected: 34
  • EverGreen Recreational Vehicles – propane cylinder rupture, fire hazards; potential number of units affected: 185
  • Farber Specialty Vehicles – awning motor assembly malfunction, injury, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 10
  • Fastec Industrial Corp. – door lock malfunction, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 2,864,670
  • Ford Motor Company C-Max Hybrid Vehicles – injury hazard; potential number of units affected: 33,021
  • General Motors LLC – decreased steering control, increased braking distance hazards; potential number of units affected: 4
  • General Motors Chevrolet Silverado Trucks – air bag malfunction, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 843
  • HL Enterprise trailers – awning malfunction, injury, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 8
  • Honda Accord – fire hazard; potential number of units affected: 1,659
  • Honda CTX700 Motorcycles –  anti-lock brake system (“ABS”) malfunction, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 235
  • Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc. – airbag deployment hazard; potential number of units affected: 5,200
  • Kawasaki Motors Corp. EX300BDFAL Motorcycles – wheel lock-up, skidding, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,083
  • Keystone RV – battery box detachment, fire, road hazards; potential number of units affected: 239
  • Kibbi, LLC – injury, vehicle crash; potential number of units affected: 1
  • Kuryakyn Holdings, LLC Handlebar Risers for Honda Goldwing GL1800s Motorcycles – crash hazard; potential number of units affected: 232
  • La Boit Specialty Vehicles Inc. – awning failure, injury, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 11
  • Lakota Corporation – awning malfunction, injury, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 49
  • LDV, Inc. – awning failure, injury, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 11
  • Logan Coach – crash, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 2
  • Lotus Cars USA Evora Vehicles – oil leakage, engine failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 80
  • Matthews Specialty Vehicles Freightliner XCR Buses – awning malfunction, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 5
  • Michelin North America, Inc. Latitude Tour Tires – pressure loss, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 100,000
  • Mitsubishi Motors North America Outlander Sport Vehicles – steering impairment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 305
  • Mobility Works (WMK Inc.) – fire hazard; potential number of units affected: 37
  • Monaco RV, LLC, water tank separation, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 2,250
  • Nissin Kogyo Co. – anti-lock brake malfunction, lock-up, skid, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 30,870
  • Nu Wa Industries – crash, injury hazards; potential number of units affected: 1
  • Prevost Cars, Inc. – brake lamp impairment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 27
  • Spartan Motors – airbag deployment, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 70
  • Spartan Motors – stall, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 46
  • Starcraft RV, Inc.- tire failure, crash hazard; potential number of units affected: 36
  • Suzuki Motor of America GSX1300RA Hayabusa Motorcycles – anti-lock brake malfunction, lock-up, skid, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 2,561
  • Temsa Global Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. Coach Buses – injury hazard; potential number of units affected:  254
  • Thermo King Corp. Refrigeration Units – injury hazard; potential number of units affected: 689
  • Thor Motor Coach – lighting failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 8,571
  • TMC Group, Inc. Ameritrans E-Series Buses – fire hazard; potential number of units affected: 4
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing – Yaris steering impairment: potential number of units affected: 74
  • Transportation Collaborative School Buses – fire hazard; potential number of units affected: 2
  • Triumph Motorcycles America Street Triple Motorcycles – anti-lock brake malfunction, lock-up, skid, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 1,887
  • Volvo Trucks North America – crash hazard; potential number of units affected: 23,003
  • Winnebago Industries Inc. – tire failure, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 150
  • Yamaha Motor Company Bolt Motorcycles – stall, crash hazards; potential number of units affected: 3,900

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Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2333
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Agropur Gorgonzola Cheese Recall Expands [Canada]

Canada CFIA RecallCanada/Ottawa: Agropur expands existing recall for some Gorgonzola Cheeses due to Listeria monocytogenes hazard. CFIA: http://ht.ly/nua6P 

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/34821r-eng.php

Additional information:2332 - AgropurIgorGorgonzolaCheese
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Cheese is subject to this recall:

  • Agropur Igor Gorgonzola Igorcreme DOP 1/8 Cheese, 1.5 kilogram; UPC: 2190010 014222

About Listeria poisoning:
The bacteria that cause Listeriosis (Listeria poisoning) most often produce a gastrointestinal illness that can be quite serious or even fatal. Listeriosis in pregnancy, for example, may cause a miscarriage or fetal death. In other cases, people can develop Septicemia (a serious blood infection) or Meningitis (an inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges).

If you suspect your food is contaminated, do not eat it. Contact the retailer for a refund or replacement. Wash your hands, contaminated preparation surfaces, cutlery and serving dishes thoroughly with hot soapy water and dry. Contact your MD immediately if you experience Listeriosis symptoms.

You can learn more about Listeriosis from Health Canada: http://ht.ly/kuRrY

Please note: this expands an existing recall for Gorgonzola Cheeses produced by the same company. You can read the earlier recall by searching for”Agropur” or “Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2275” on the Recalls Direct Site.

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CFIA ref: 8198
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2332
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Garmin Quatix Marine Watch Recall [Australia]

Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: Garmin recalls some Quatix Marine Watches due to skin irritation, burn hazards. ACCC: http://ht.ly/nu3hV

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1049939

Additional information:2331 - GarminQuatixMarineWatches
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the Garmin Quatix Watch is a marine watch that is equipped with GPS-assisted functions that provide the user with a range of marine navigation features.

According to the ACCC, the following Watch is subject to this recall:

  • Garmin Quatix Watch, part number: 010-01040-52

The ACCC says that due to manufacturing problem, some Quatix Watches may under certain circumstances cause a skin irritation or burn on the user’s wrist at the location of the charge connectors on the back of the Watch. The wearer may at first feel a tingling sensation on the wrist. If the Watch is worn for an extended period of time, it may cause a small skin burn at the location of the charge connectors on the back of the Watch.

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ACCC PRA number: 2013/13672
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2331
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Lipari Foods Wholey Shrimp Recall [US]

US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Lipari Foods recalls some Wholey Shrimp due to Salmonella hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/ntfBF

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm362985.htm

Additional information:2330 - LipariFoodsWholeyShrimp
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Shrimp from Indonesia are subject to this recall:

  • Wholey brand Cooked Shrimp Peeled Tail-On 31/40 Finished Count; item number: 399103; size: 1 pound bag; lot numbers: 30081, 10081, 70081, 30084 and 00884; UPC: number: 094776074556

About Salmonella Poisoning:
Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning) is a very common type of food poisoning caused by the Salmonella bacterium. Although there are thought to be over 2,000 different kinds of these bacteria, only a comparative few make humans sick. Salmonella serotype “Typhimurium” and Salmonella serotype “Enteritidis” are thought to the two most common types in North America.

In young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, Salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. Even in otherwise healthy people, Salmonellosis may cause high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In rare cases, however, Salmonellosis can cause more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected Aneurysms) Endocarditis and Arthritis.

If you suspect your food is contaminated, do not eat it. Contact the retailer for a refund or replacement. Wash your hands, contaminated preparation surfaces, cutlery and serving dishes thoroughly with hot soapy water and dry. Contact your MD immediately if you experience Salmonellosis symptoms.

You can learn more about Salmonellosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/HI6RYS

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Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2330
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Midwest-CBK Bistro Chair Recall [US]

US CPSC RecallUS/Washington: Midwest-CBK LLC recalls some Distressed Gray Wash Bistro Chairs due to breakage, fall hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/nt2rf

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Bistro-Chairs-Recalled-by-Midwest-CBK/

Additional information:2291 - GreywashChair
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves some Distressed Gray Wash Bistro Chairs with metal frames, metal scrolling with wooden slats on the seat backs, and round wooden slat seats. The chairs measure about 36 inches tall by 21 inches wide by 17 inches deep. The item number “304136” and UPC number “7384490413” are printed on a hangtag attached to the chair.

According to the CPSC, the recalled Bistro Chairs’ metal frame can bend or break, posing a fall hazard to consumers. The firm has received two reports of the chairs breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Please note: there is an earlier recall of a similar product sold by the same manufacturer made by Health Canada. You can see this earlier recall by searching this site for “Midwest-CBK” or “Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2291”.

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CPSC recall number: 13-253
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2329
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