Recall Roundup: Disney Tricycles, Diet Brownies, Sprouts, Toyota SUVs and More
Keeping track of the latest product and food recalls can be a challenge, so Consumer Ally has collected them in one place for you to check each week.
Here is this week's roundup:
- Kiddieland Toys Limited recalled almost 10,000 Disney Princess Plastic Racing Trikes in the U.S. and Canada after three children suffered face cuts after falling on the castle and princess figure display on the top of the handle bars, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The trikes were sold at Target, J.C. Penney, Meijer and H.E.B. stores nationwide and online from January 2009 through April 2011 for about $50. Consumers should take the tricycles away from children and contact Kiddieland for a replacement handlebar at (800) 430-5307.
- In another recall, Kiddieland Toys recalled about 16,700 Lights and Sounds Children's Scooters in the United States and Canada after two children got their fingers caught in the hinge mechanism between the steering column and the platform. Both children needed stitches, CPSC said. The three models included in the recall are the red Spiderman, the blue Thomas & Friends and a pink girl's scooter with butterflies on the platform. The scooters were sold at Toys R Us and J.C. Penney from January 2009 through February 2011 for about $40 each. Call the company for a repair kit at (800) 430-5307.
- Toyota recalled 308,000 RAV4s and Highlander models because, under certain conditions, the side curtain airbags can deploy.
- Doctor's CarbRite recalled all lots of its 2-ounce Chocolate Brownie Doctor's CarbRite Diet Bars because they are missing the allergen statement "Allergy Alert: Made on equipment that also processes soy, milk, egg, peanuts and tree nuts." This recall affects only the Chocolate Brownie flavor for Doctor's CarbRite Diet Bars (those marked with the UPC number 0 39442 08112 4). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said there has so far been no reports of allergic reactions. The bars were sold nationwide in health food stores, gyms and online. Consumers can return the bars for a refund. Call the company at (732) 545-3130 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
- Jonathans Sprouts recalled six alfalfa sprout products with sell-by dates of 4/23 because they might be contaminated with salmonella, which could cause a potentially life-threatening infection. The FDA said no one has gotten sick from eating the sprouts. The agency lists the products affected by the recall. The sprouts were sold in New York, the New England area, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware at the following stores: A&P, Grand Union, Stop & Shop, Shaws, Hannaford, Donnelans, Foodmaster, Truccis and Roche Brothers. Consumers should return the sprouts for a refund. Call the company at (508) 763-2577.
- Organic Food Bar Inc. recalled certain lots of its Chocolatey Chocolate Chip RAW Organic Food Bars because they contain peanuts not listed on the label. The bars were sold nationwide in stores, by mail order and direct delivery. The FDA lists the lot number affected by the recall. Consumers can return the bars for a refund. Call the company at (800) 246-4685 weekdays between noon and 8 p.m. EST.
- See's Candies Inc. recalled one code -- 600 eggs -- of its 4.25-ounce Mayfair Eggs with Cherries & Pecans because they actually contain walnuts, the FDA said. No one has gotten sick from eating the eggs. The candy eggs were sold in Northern California, northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota and Illinois. The code, 138, is visible through the box's cellophane window on the top tab. Consumers should return the candy for a refund. Call the company at (800) 789-7337.
- Satur Farms recalled 138 pounds of Satur Farms Cilantro because it may be contaminated with salmonella. The cilantro was distributed to six food service customers in New York City and Long Island, N.Y. The FDA said no one has gotten sick from eating the cilantro. None of the cilantro was sold in stores. Call the company at (631) 734-4219.
- Royal Sweet Bakery Inc. recall its Herring in Vegetable Oil Filling because it was improperly eviscerated before processing and may be contaminated with clostridium botulinum spores, which can cause botulism, a potentially fatal food poisoning. The filling was in a 49.38-ounce plastic tub with the date codes of 06.04.2011 and 09.06.2011 and is a product of Russia. The FDA said no one has reported getting sick from eating the filling. Consumers should return the filling for a refund. Call the company at (718) 567-7770.
- B&M Inc. recalled Archer Farms Ground Turmeric sold at Target stores in 2.6-ounce glass bottles because of high levels of lead, the FDA said. The spice was sold in Target stores nationwide from June 2009 through February 2010. The FDA lists the UPC codes affected by the recall. So far, no consumers have been sickened from eating the spice. Consumers can return the turmeric for a refund. Call the company at (877) 321-5852 weekdays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST or call Target Guest Relations at (800) 316-6151.
- Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel of Montreal recalled all Summersweet seafood mousses and dips because they may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, which could cause a potentially life-threatening infection in young children, the frail or elderly. The FDA said no one has reported getting sick from eating the food. The agency lists the products and the UPC codes affected by the recall. The food was sold in stores in New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Florida, California and Texas. Consumers should return the product to the store for a refund. Call the company at (506) 391-6036.
- S&M Enterprise Corp. recalled Grove Grow Notes Dried Taro because it has sulfites not listed on the label. The taro is sold in 14-ounce clear plastic packages nationwide. The FDA said eating 10 milligrams of sulfites can cause an allergic reaction in some asthmatics. No one has gotten sick from eating the taro. Consumers should return the food to the store for a refund. Call the company at (917) 662-7995.
- In another recall, S&M Enterprise recalled Rain Swiss Rolls in strawberry and coconut flavors because they contain eggs not listed on the labels. The FDA said no one has reported getting sick from eating the rolls. Consumers should return the rolls for a refund. Call the company at (917) 662-7995.
- United Pet Group recalled about 1.2 million Marineland Stealth and Stealth Pro aquarium heaters because a wiring problem can overheat and break the units, the CPSC said. The company has received 38 reports of fires with property damage and 45 reports of broken aquarium glass. One consumer suffered an eye injury when the heater broke in his hand. The heaters were sold in pet stores nationwide and online from January 2004 through February 2011 for between $20 and $300. The CPSC lists the model numbers included in the recall. Contact the company for a refund or replacement at (800) 338-4896 weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST.
- Spot LLC recalled about 15,400 of its Spot Satellite Communicators sold at Cabela's, Bass Pro Shops, REI, L.L. Bean and other stores nationwide because they could stop working when temperatures dip below 40 degrees F.
- Pacific Trade International recalled about 615,000 tea light sets that were sold nationwide at Target, Super Value, Fred Meyer, Marshalls, Wegmans and other stores because the clear, plastic cups can melt and ignite, creating a fire hazard.
- Camp USA Inc. recalled about 15,500 Photon carabiners, Photon and Mach Express quickdraws because the carabiners may open under a heavy load. CPSC said no incidents have been reported. The carabiners were sold in outdoor stores nationwide from February 2011 through March 2011 for between $8 and $12. The Photon model carabiners are used by climbers as connectors and are sold individually or as components of the Photon Express and Mach Express quickdraw used as extenders to anchor a climber. Consumers should return the products for a full refund. Call the company at (877) 421-2267 weekdays between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. EST.
- GeoManGear recalled about 18,100 lithium-ion batteries used in Magicshine bicycle lights in the U.S. and Canada after three reports of the batteries overheating an causing minor fires. CPSC said no one has been hurt. Included in the recall are the Magicshine Series I and Series II lithium-ion batteries. The batteries were sold with bicycle light sets with the following models: Magicshine 900 Lumen (MJ-808), 1400 Lumen (MJ-816) and Tail light (MJ818). The batteries were also sold separately. Consumers should contact the company by registering for a replacement battery or by e-mail.