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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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BUSINESS
December 21, 2008 | times wire reports
Evenflo Co. is recalling about 95,000 Majestic High Chairs after dozens of reported injuries such as broken bones and head bruises. The company says the high chairs pose a hazard for small children when parts come loose and the seat backs fall off. The high chairs were made in China and sold nationwide at juvenile product and mass merchandise stores, including Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory and Shopko, and online at walmart.com...
BUSINESS
November 11, 2008 | Times Wire Services
About 12,000 units of Mylicon drops to relieve gas for infants were recalled because some bottles could include pieces of metal. Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals Co. recalled certain bottles of Mylicon gas-relief dye-free nonstaining drops. The recalled drops were sold in 1-ounce plastic bottles that were distributed to stores and pharmacies after Oct. 5. They were sold over the counter. The bottles are from lots SMF007 and SMF008. These numbers are printed on the bottom of the box and the lower left side of the sticker on each bottle.
BUSINESS
November 11, 2008 | Times Wire Services
McDonald's Corp., the world's largest restaurant company, posted October sales that beat some analysts' estimates after U.S. consumers, pinched by rising food bills and unemployment, bought double cheeseburgers and other $1 items. Global sales at restaurants open at least 13 months climbed 8.2%, paced by Europe's gain of 9.8% compared with a year earlier. U.S. same-store sales increased 5.3%, the Oak Brook, Ill., company said. The Oct.
BUSINESS
October 12, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
The industrial chemical melamine, linked to illnesses and deaths in China, has been detected in Blue Cat Flavor Drink sold in the U.S., according to the Food and Drug Administration. The distributor, Tristar Food Wholesale Co., has begun a recall of several flavors based on the FDA's findings, the agency said. The FDA isn't aware of any illnesses as a result of the drink. About 48,600 television stands, manufactured in China and distributed by Studio RTA, are being recalled because they do not meet industry standards to prevent them from tipping over.
BUSINESS
September 16, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
The federal government's highway safety agency said it was studying whether it should expand past recalls involving the Honda Accord after receiving complaints of the car rolling away and crashing. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it had received 15 complaints about a failure of the ignition park-shift interlock system in the 2002-03 Honda Accords.
BUSINESS
August 10, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
About 80,000 KeO bicycle pedals, made in France and distributed by Look Cycle USA, are being recalled because the steel axle inside the pedal can break, posing a hazard to cyclists, the company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission said. The company has received 14 reports of broken-pedal incidents, including seven injuries. The recalled pedals are black and include the models KeO Classic, KeO Sprint, KeO HM and KeO Carbon. They were sold separately from bicycles at specialty stores nationwide from January 2004 through July 2007.
BUSINESS
July 20, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
British publisher Parragon Books is recalling about 500,000 children's necklaces with silver-colored ballet shoe charms. Solder on the charm may contain high levels of lead, which can harm children if swallowed. The necklace came with a book -- titled "The Magical Ballet Slippers" or "Ballerina's Magical Shoes" -- sold nationwide at retail chains and independent bookstores from January 2003 through June 2008. Consumers should immediately take the necklaces away from children and contact Parragon.
BUSINESS
July 13, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
About 13,000 It's a Girl Thing bracelets, necklaces and phone charms, made in China and distributed by Bead Bazaar USA Inc., are being recalled because they may contain high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested. The jewelry was sold nationwide from February 2006 to June 2008. For details, call (800) 838-1769, or go to www.beadkit.com/recall.htm or www.cpsc.gov.
NATIONAL
July 12, 2008 | Nicole Gaouette, Times Staff Writer
In a shift on federal food safety policy, the Bush administration soon will begin telling consumers during recalls whether their local grocery store has been stocking contaminated meat or poultry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which announced the change Friday, currently publicizes food recalls and sources but does not tell consumers where the tainted products have gone. Long-standing anger about this policy flared in February during the largest beef recall in U.S.
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