May 11th, 2011
By: Linda Doell
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:
Ortho-McNeil Neurologics recalled about 57,000 bottles of the migraine and seizure medicine Topamax after four consumer complaints about a foul odor.
My Michelle recalled about 90,000 girls’ dresses and tops sold at stores nationwide, because the decorative trim and jewelry contain high levels of lead.
Redken 5th Avenue NYC recalled about 1 million cans of its Guts 10 Volume Spray Mousse Foam because the liner can corrode and rupture, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The company has 41 reports of the cans rupturing. So far, no one has been hurt. CPSC lists the lot codes included in the recall. The mousse was sold in hair salons and beauty supply stores nationwide from January 1998 through February 2011 for between $4 and $16. Consumers should stop using the recalled mousse, record the product’s lot code and then discard the contents by spraying it into a waste container in a well-ventilated area. Consumers should contact Redken for information on receiving a refund at (888) 241-9504, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
Coulter Ventures recalled about 5,500 Rogue Fitness Barbell Brackets because a weld between the bracket and pin can break, letting the weights fall, CPSC said. The company has three reports of the the weld breaking, including one report of a consumer who suffered a sprained wrist. Included in the recall are the Rogue Fitness J-Cup brackets used with Rogue Fitness SPX Squat Press Stand, R-3 Racks, R-4 Racks and Infinity Rigs. Consumers should contact the company for replacement brackets at (800) 454-6925, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, or via e-mail.
Cub Cadet recalled about 4,300 riding lawn mowers because a fuel leak can happen near the back mounting screws on the tank’s bottom, creating a fire hazard, CPSC said. Included in the recall are 10 models of 2011 Cub Cadet zero turn riding lawn mowers sold nationwide between February 2011 and March 2011 for between $3,600 and $7,000. CPSC lists the model numbers. Consumers should call Cub Cadet for a repair at (888) 848-6038, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
Midwest-CBK recalled about 11,000 Monkeez & Friends wrist rattles and 12,000 baby booties in the United States and Canada because the pom-poms attached to them can come off, creating a choking hazard, the CPSC said. The company has received one report of a pom-pom detaching, although no one was hurt. The rattles and booties are made of knitted yarn, have a monkey head and a pom-pom on top. They were sold at gift stores, drugstores and other retailers nationwide from June 2009 through March 2011. Consumers should return them to the store for a refund. Call the company at (800) 394-4225, weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Time.
Lennox Industries recalled about 440 garage heaters because some were built without a required flame rollout switch — a back-up device that shuts down the heater if it fails, CPSC said. So far no one has been hurt using the heaters. The CPSC lists the model and serial numbers affected by the recall. Consumers should call Lennox for an inspection and a repair at (888) 584-2353, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Time.
In a similar recall, Advanced Distributor Products (ADP) recalled about 400 of its ADP FOA series unit heaters because some of them were made without a flame rollout switch, CPSC said. No one has been injured using the heaters. The agency lists the model and serial numbers affected by the recall. Call ADP at (866) 303-8634, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
Mexicantown Wholesale recalled all lots of its Pan Nuez, Magalena, Pan De Maiz, Yoyo and Taco De Pan Danes baked goods made between June 27, 2010, and Dec. 28, 2010, because the packaging did not list ingredients including pecans, milk, wheat and FD&C Yellow No. 5. So far no one has gotten sick from eating the baked goods, sold in Michigan stores. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration lists the UPC numbers affected by the recall. Consumers should call Mexicantown Wholesale for an exchange or refund at (313) 894-2000, ext. 105, weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
Waco’s Bestyett Sandwiches recalled its 3.5-ounce packages of Pimento Cheese Sandwiches and Chicken Salad Sandwiches because they contain eggs that aren’t listed on the packaging. The food was sold in convenience stores in Waco, Moody and Lorena, all in Texas. So far, no one has gotten sick from eating the sandwiches, the FDA said. Consumers should return them to the store for refunds. Call the company at (254) 753-8469 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Time.