Consumer Ally's Recall Roundup: Craftsman Air Compressors, Rattles, Dog Treats and More
Here is this week's roundup of recalls:
- DeVilbiss Air Power Co. recalled about 460,000 air compressors sold under the Craftsman, Porter-Cable, Delta Shopmaster, Husky and its DeVilbiss Impact Series brands after nine reports of the motors overheating, including three cases of them catching fire, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The air compressors were sold at home centers nationwide from January 2003 through December 2004 and at Sears stores nationwide from September 2000 through December 2005. The CPSC lists the model numbers affected by the recall. Consumers should stop using the machines and call DeVilbiss at (866) 220-5627 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time; or Sears at (888) 279-8013, weekdays 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Eastern, and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays.
- Sunbeam Products Inc. recalled about 5,700 Convertible Clothes Irons sold exclusively at Bed, Bath and Beyond stores nationwide after 20 reports of the irons overheating or catching fire.
- The federal government issued a warning about SafetyCraft cribs -- thought to be identical to cribs blamed in the deaths of three infants.
- Briggs & Stratton recalled about 50 of its Model 40 V-Twin engines because misrouted wiring may disconnect from the shut-off device, allowing the engine on the riding mower to run while the key was turned off or the driver was off the seat, the CPSC said. The engines were sold in Craftsman, Husqvarna and Bad Boy brands and sold at Sears, The Home Depot and Tractor Supply Co. between February 2010 and March 2010. The CPSC lists the model numbers affected by the recall.
- Sassy Inc. recalled about 37,000 Refreshing Rings Infant Teethers/Rattles because pieces of the plastic ball can break off and possibly choke a child, the CPSC said. The company has one report of the ball coming apart while a baby chewed on it, however the baby wasn't hurt. The teethers were sold at stores nationwide between July 2009 and January 2011 for about $5 each. The teether has the style number 80026 on its packaging. Consumers should take the teethers away from babies and call Sassy Inc. at (800) 323-6336 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
- A packaging mistake made Kellogg's recall some of its Keebler Fudge Shoppe Jumbo Fudge Sticks sold at convenience stores nationwide.
- Candy Dynamics recalled all sizes of its Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge candy after tests showed some of it contained high levels of lead.
- Possible salmonella contamination prompted the recall of Merrick Pet Care's Jr. Texas Taffydog treats sold nationwide.
- Four brands of fresh cilantro sold at certain Walmart and Safeway stores were recalled over possible salmonella contamination.
- Shuckman's Fish Co. recalled some of its Kentucky Bourbon and ValuMarket Beer cheeses because they may contain soy and anchovy puree that aren't listed on the labels, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. So far no one has gotten sick from eating the cheese. The FDA lists the lot number affected by the recall.
- Godi International Corp. recalled its Fruta Planta weight loss diet supplements because the products contain Sibutramine, an appetite-suppressant drug, that isn't listed on the label, the FDA said. Sibutramine can increase blood pressure and pulse and could potentially harm those with a history of heart disease. The FDA lists the products affected by the recall. Although the products were sold in Colombia and Venezuela, the FDA said it's possible travelers could have brought the supplements home.
- Unified Grocers recalled Mariegold Baking White Bread and Vallarta Premium White Bread because they contain milk that isn't listed on the ingredients, the FDA said. The bread went to stores in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada. So far, no one has had an allergic reaction to eating the breads. The FDA lists the UPC codes.
- Tomaso's of Blue Lake, Calif., recalled its 12-ounce jars of Caesar Dressing because it contains eggs that weren't listed on the labels, the FDA said. The salad dressing was sold in groceries in Humboldt County, Calif. So far, no one has gotten sick from eating the dressing. The FDA lists the UPC code.
- Magic Valley Fresh Frozen Inc. recalled 6,492 packages of frozen breaded okra sold under the Spartan or Shurfine brand names because they may contain whey that isn't listed on the label, the FDA said. The okra was sold nationwide and so far no illnesses have been reported from eating the vegetable. The FDA lists the UPC codes affected by the recall.
- Publix Super Markets recalled its Publix Premium Light Tiramisu Ice Cream, which may contain its Premium Coffee Almond Fudge Light Ice Cream instead, the FDA said. Anyone with an almond allergy risks a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. The ice cream was sold in Publix Super Markets in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee. The recalled ice cream was packaged with a Tiramisu-labeled bottom carton and Coffee Almond Fudge lid. The FDA lists the UPC code.
- Manna Pro Products recalled a single lot of Family Farm Complete Horse 10 horse feed in 40-pound bags because it may contain monensin sodium (Rumensin), the FDA said. Monensin sodium is a medication used for some livestock and poultry, but can be fatal to horses in high levels. The feed was sold in stores in California, Nevada and Oregon. The recalled lost is 1006 and has the code "MADE 010611W" printed on the bag.
- Nina Mia Inc. recalled about 654 pounds of frozen Pasta Mia Veal Ravioli Gastronomica because its contains soy that isn't listed on the label, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. The ravioli was shipped to food service companies in California. There have been no reports of anyone getting sick from eating the ravioli. The USDA lists the item number affected by the recall.