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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.
January 25, 2009 | times wire reports
About 200,000 Rainforest portable play yards, made in China by Simplicity Inc. and SFCA Inc. of Reading, Pa., are being recalled because the rails can collapse unexpectedly, posing a fall or entrapment hazard. There have been at least 1,350 reports of one or more rails collapsing, with injuries to children that include bumps and bruises, a broken nose, a broken wrist, a mild concussion, a cut to the hand and a chipped tooth. The recalled products have Rainforest theme artwork and bear the Fisher-Price logo.
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.
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.
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.
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
December 12, 2008 | bloomberg news
C.B. Fleet Co., a closely held maker of laxative products, said Thursday that it was voluntarily withdrawing its oral, over-the-counter bowel cleansing solutions after U.S. health regulators warned that such drugs may harm the kidneys. C.B. Fleet said it would recall its Fleet Phospho-soda and Fleet Phospho-soda EZ-Prep Bowel Cleansing System used to clear the bowels before a colonoscopy.
November 16, 2008 | times wire services
Barber Foods Co. of Portland, Maine, is recalling more than 41,000 pounds of frozen, stuffed chicken after rubber was found inside some of the meat, the Department of Agriculture said. The 20-ounce cartons of Schwan's Stuffed Chicken Kiev, produced May 17, June 2 and Aug. 4, were available for purchase from Schwan's Home Service Inc. via catalog and on the Internet. No illnesses have been reported, the USDA said. About 18,000 My Little Train Classics toy trains, made in China and imported by JA-RU Inc., are being recalled because they contain small parts that pose a choking risk for children.
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.
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