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 of recalls:
- American Eagle Outfitters Inc. recalled 1,200 Toddler Girl Pants and Shorts because the metal clasp at the waistband can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. No injuries have been reported, said the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission. The clothes were sold at 77kids by American Eagle stores nationwide from July 2010 through August 2010. CPSC has a list of clothing styles affected by the recall.
Seattle Bike Supply recalled about 200 Redline D640 bicycles because the head tube can separate from the frame, causing a rider to lose control and possibly fall. The company noted eight reports of the tube breaking off the frame, with four riders suffering minor scrapes and cuts. The recall includes all 2008 Redline D640 bikes sold in specialty stores nationwide from December 2007 through May 2010, the CPSC said.
- Target Corp. recalled Circo Children's Space Camp Combo Packs because the tent floor failed a flammability test, said the CPSC. The combo packs include a child's tent, sleeping bag, backpack and headlamp. About 1,500 were sold in Target stores nationwide and online from September 2010 through October 2010. So far no injuries have been reported.
- Bed Bath & Beyond recalled silver pillar candles because the metallic paint can catch fire, the CPSC said. The candles were made by the same manufacturer that supplied now-recalled gold and silver taper candles to Yankee Candle.
- Rachael Ray teakettles (right) were recalled because hot water can spill and spray from the teakettle's spout, causing a burn risk.
- Bumble Beechicken salad products were recalled because they may contain bits of hard plastic.
- Pablo's Produce Inc. of California recalled one lot of cilantro because it could have been contaminated with salmonella, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Consumers should discard the herb or return it for a full refund. The cilantro is bundled with white twist ties with the UPC number 03383801049 printed in black. Salmonella can cause a sometimes-fatal infection in the very young or those with compromised immune systems. Even normally healthy people can come down with diarrhea, nausea and abdominal pain.
- Mojave Foods Corp. recalled 60 packages of El Guapo Shelled Walnuts, 1 oz., date code 5527, manufactured with walnuts supplied by Atlas Walnuts of California, whose walnuts could be contaminated with salmonella. The packages were sold only in southern California. The package UPC code is 4498933144, the FDA said.
- S&S Food Inc. of New York recalled its Dried Fish Vobla Gutted product because the fish was not properly eviscerated before being processed, said the FDA. The fish could contain clostridium botulinum -- the cause of botulism, a potentially deadly food-borne illness. So far no one has reported getting sick from the fish, sold nationwide. The FDA lists the lot number affected by the recall.
- Rushing Waters Fisheries recalled about 225 pounds of smoked trout and smoked salmon spreads because they could be contaminated with listeria. No one has reported getting sick so far from eating the fish, said the FDA. The contamination was found through tests. The FDA lists lot numbers and sell-by dates.
- Lobby Shoppes recalled three types of popcorn because they contain undeclared milk and soy. The called Gourmet Cheese Popcorn, Chicago Triple Mix Popcorn and Caramel Corn were sold at grocery stores throughout Ohio and at the Lobby Shoppes showroom. So far, no illnesses have been reported. The FDA lists the UPC codes and package sizes. Consumers can return the popcorn for a refund.