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BUSINESS
January 4, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Johnson & Johnson said it was voluntarily recalling some skin patches containing the pain medicine fentanyl because of possible cuts in the reservoir containing the drug that could make it possible for patients to overdose. The Duragesic-brand patch is made by Alza Corp., a Mountain View, Calif., company owned by Johnson & Johnson. Some of the patches are sold without the Duragesic brand by Sandoz Inc. The lot number for the Duragesic patches is 0817239, and the lot number for the Sandoz patches is 0816851.
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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.
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 26, 2008 | times staff and wire reports
Lotte USA Inc. is recalling Koala's March creme-filled cookies because they may be contaminated with melamine, the industrial chemical blamed for killing four infants and sickening 54,000 children in China. The recall covers king-size chocolate, white chocolate and strawberry flavors. It also includes family pack-size chocolate, white chocolate, strawberry, chestnut, Hawaii chocolate and Hawaii pineapple flavors. The cookies were distributed nationwide and to Canada. About 200,000 battery-operated toy speedboats imported from China by Dollar General Merchandising Inc. are being recalled because the battery terminals can come into contact and overheat, posing a risk of burns.
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
September 7, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Hershey Co. is recalling 7.25-ounce plastic bottles of Hershey's Chocolate Shell Topping because the ice cream topping contains undeclared almonds, which could cause a severe or life-threatening reaction in people who have allergies to almonds. The Hershey, Pa., company has received three consumer complaints, spokesman Kirk Saville said. There have been no reports of incidents or injuries. The recalled product, which has the code "69N" printed on the back of the bottle, was sold nationwide after July 8 this year.
BUSINESS
August 17, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
BMW AG is recalling 200,000 vehicles over concerns that the front passenger air bag may not deploy in a crash. The German automaker says the recall involves the 2006 3 Series, the 2004-06 5 Series and the 2004-06 X3 compact sport utility vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a posting on its website Wednesday that small cracks could develop in a seat detection mat and lead the front passenger air bags to be deactivated. It also would turn on the passenger air bag "on-off" light.
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