Consumer Ally Recall Roundup: Cheese, Pogo Sticks, Lamps and More
Here is a wrap-up of the past week's recalls:
- Sportcraft Ltd. recalled about 3,100 Classic Sport Super Bounce Pogo Sticks after two people were hurt when aluminum rivets on the toy's frame broke, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission. The pogo sticks were sold at The Sports Authority stores nationwide between April 2010 and October 2010 for about $40. Consumers can return the toys to the store for refunds.
- Del Bueno recalled all of four varieties of cheese because it may be contaminated with listeria, the company said through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The cheese -– Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese, Queso Panela Fresh Cheese, Requeson Mexican Style Ricotta Cheese, and Queso Enchilado Dry Cheese -– was sold at retail markets in Washington and Oregon and a flea market in Pasco, Wash. A list of the UPC codes and use-by dates is on the FDA's site. Consumers should return the cheese to the stores for a refund.
- American Honda Motor Co. recalled about 6,150 Honda and Mantis Mini Tillers because a rubber grommet on the fuel tank may crack, leak fuel and could catch fire, the CPSC said. The tillers were sold nationwide at stores including Honda Power Equipment Dealers, The Home Depot as well as mail order from March 2010 through September 2010 for about $400. Model and serial numbers included in the recall are listed at CPSC. Consumers should contact any Honda power equipment dealer or Honda engine dealer (for Mantis) to have the fuel tank assembly replaced for free.
- Liz Lovely Inc. of Vermont recalled some of its dairy- and gluten-free cookies and pretzels because the chocolate used in them contained milk.
- New Braunfels Smokehouse of Texas recalled about 2,600 pounds of ready-to-eat smoked turkey breast products -- including items made for another company -- because of possible listeria contamination.
- Pottery Barn recalled about 7,300 lamps because the electrical wire inside the lamp can be pinched or cut at the lamp's adjustable joint and may give an electric shock when touched, the CPSC said. The company has one case of a consumer getting shocked when she touched the lamp. The lamps were sold at Pottery Barns nationwide from July 2009 through August 2010 for between $60 and $300. Three lamps are on the recall list.