Consumer Ally Recall Roundup: Benadryl, Motrin, Glasses, Cribs, Chairs and More
Here is a wrap-up of the past week's recalls:
- McNeil Consumer Healthcare recalled millions of packages of Children's Benadryl and Motrin because of issues in the manufacturing process.
- Bassett Furniture recalled about 90,000 drop-side cribs sold over the last decade after reports of the drop side malfunctioning.
- Coca-Cola recalled more than 80,000 glasses after tests found the toxic metal cadmium was used in the glass' decoration.
- MTD Consumer Group Inc. recalled about 200 Cub Cadet Volunteer utility vehicles because the front lower ball joint may detach, causing a loss of steering, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The utes were sold at Cub Cadet dealers nationwide between April 2010 and September 2010 for between $6,800 and $9,800. The CPSC lists the model numbers involved in the recall.
- Robert Bosch Tool Corp. recalled about 20,000 Bosch hammer drills because the grounding system could create a electrical shock hazard and the drill's switch can get stuck in the "on" position, the CPSC said. The drills were sold at home improvement, hardware and retail stores nationwide from September 2009 through August 2010 for between $140 and $220. Consumers should return the drill to the company for repair. CPSC lists the model numbers affected by the recall.
- A stainless steel carafe sold at Macy's stores and website was recalled because the handle can come loose and cause a spill.
- Meijer recalled a ceramic heater because the oscillating mechanism can short out and catch fire. Meijer got two reports of fires.
- VOS Sports Inc. recalled about 11,700 children's hooded jackets and sweatshirts because they have a drawstring that can possibly strangle kids. The VOS Sports clothing was sold at outlet stores nationwide between January 2005 and February 2010 for between $17 and $34 each. CPSC lists the clothing styles affected by the recall. Consumers can either take the drawstrings off the jackets and sweatshirts or return them to VOS Sports for a refund.
- Taper candles sold at Yankee Candle shops nationwide were recalled because the metallic paint can catch fire.
- L.L. Bean recalled a folding camp rocker after getting reports of plastic pieces breaking and dumping consumers out of the chairs.
- Krunchers Inc. recalled 18 cases of Jays Original Potato Chips because seasoning on the chips has a milk ingredient that wasn't declared on the packaging. The chips were distributed at stores in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois. The FDA lists the product code of the 12-ounce bags affected.
- Artisan Confections Co. of Oregon recalled 33 cases of its Dagoba Organic Chocolatenew moon Rich Dark Chocolate 74% cacao in 0.32-ounce squares because they may be contaminated with salmonella, the CPSC said. The chocolate was sold online and through natural and specialty food stores nationwide. The FDA listed the label codes.
- Costco warned consumers that Bravo Farms of California recalled all of its cheese -- including varieties carried by Costco -- after tests showed its plant was contaminated by e. coli and listeria bacteria.
- Full Speed Ahead recalled about 9,300 of its BB30 Gossamer crank sets that were installed on a number of bicycle makes because non-drive crank arm bolt shoulder can crack and the arm can fall off. A crank set is what attaches the chain and pedals to the bicycle. The company has gotten 11 reports of crashes with two consumers hurt. The sets were sold as standard equipment on bicycles at independent retailers nationwide between February 2010 and October 2010. The CPSC lists numerous bicycle brand names affected by the recall including Cannondale and Raleigh.
- About 1,000 Ski-Doo Snowmobiles were recalled because electrostatic charges can spark in the fuel tank when the engine is idling, risking an explosion, the CPSC said. BRP US Inc. of Wisconsin has gotten three reports of explosions, one resulting in minor burns to a consumer's face and hands. The snowmobiles were sold nationwide between March 2004 and March 2010 for between $9,000 and 10,000. Consumers should contact a Ski-Doo dealer for a free repair. The CPSC lists the model name.
- Somfy Systems Inc. recalled about 4,600 motorized awnings because the power cable can be severed while being opened and closed, putting consumers at risk of electrical shock, the CPSC said. The recall includes the Sunea CMO RTS motor in the awning. The awning were sold at retailers nationwide from December 2009 through September 2010. Consumers should contact Somfy for an installation of a replacement motor. The CPSC lists the model number affected by the recall.