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BUSINESS
February 15, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Several types of outdoor stoves are being recalled, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the stoves' manufacturers or importers. About 15,000 Personal Cooking Systems and Group Cooking Systems, made in the U.S. by Jetboil Inc. of Manchester, N.H., are being recalled because a tight valve attached to the stove's fuel source can allow gas to leak, posing a fire hazard. The recalled models include Personal Cooking Systems in black (PBL075-BLK) and camo (PBL075-CAMO)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2009 | Seema Mehta
Potentially tainted peanut butter and other peanut products have entered the school lunch program in California, affecting as many as 70 school districts, state officials announced Thursday. Salmonella contamination at the Peanut Corp. of America's Georgia plant has led to a nationwide recall of peanuts and peanut products made there since Jan. 1, 2007. Initially, state education officials believed that only peanut-butter cookie dough sold in school fundraisers was affected, but they announced Thursday that at least two truckloads of peanut butter destined for California school cafeterias were part of the expanded recall.
BUSINESS
January 29, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Toyota Motor Corp. said it would recall almost 1.3 million vehicles worldwide because of a defect that could cause a foam pad near the seat belt to ignite during collisions. The Japanese automaker said the recall included 134,900 2006 and 2007 model-year Yaris subcompacts sold in the U.S. Toyota Motor Sales USA said it was working with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall the vehicles.
SCIENCE
January 22, 2009 | Mary MacVean
More than 125 products have been recalled in an investigation into a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter used in processed foods and in institutions, with dog biscuits and diet granola bars among the latest on a list that is growing. And growing. "I don't think we can determine how many more" products will be recalled, Stephen Sundlof, director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the Food and Drug Administration, said Wednesday.
NATIONAL
January 19, 2009 | associated press
The company that sells Little Debbie snacks announced a recall of peanut butter crackers Sunday because of a potential link to a deadly salmonella outbreak. The voluntary recall by McKee Foods Corp. of Collegedale, Tenn., came one day after the government advised consumers to avoid cookies, cakes, ice cream and other foods with peanut butter until officials learn more about the contamination. The South Bend Chocolate Co.
BUSINESS
December 28, 2008 | times wire reports
About 1,600 Phil & Teds Dash Buggy strollers, made in China and imported by Regal Lager Inc. of Kennesaw, Ga., are being recalled because the frame handle could fail to latch properly and break, posing a fall hazard to small children, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The recalled strollers have a metal frame with three wheels, a cloth seat and a canopy. The product was sold at independent juvenile specialty stores and online from July to September. Information: (800) 593-5522, www.regallager.
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