product recall

ALERT: Toy Gun Recalled due to Choking Hazard

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 23rd, 2009

According to Justice News Flash, a potentially dangerous toy gun was recalled last week. The toy in question is called the Action Team Toy Dart Gun Set. OKK Trading handles the distribution of the toy.

ALERT: Precious Moments Tree Topper Recall, Poses Fire Hazard

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 23rd, 2009

That peaceful angel sitting atop your Christmas tree may not be as innocent as she appears. If you have a Christmas tree up or even if you have recently picked up some new ornaments you had better have a look at your tree topper. If you are one of the approximately 4,300 owners of a Precious Moments Angel Tree Topper you need to be aware that the item has recently been recalled due to its potential risk of overheating and starting fire, according to an article on

ALERT: Slim-Fast Recalls Can Drink due to Bacteria Contamination

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 23rd, 2009
Chances are, you probably have tried Slim-Fast at least once in your life. If not to lose weight then to at least taste what all the fuss is about! However, it may concern you to know that Slim-Fast (or Slimfast) recently found itself in a precarious situation because of possible bacterial contamination in its products. 
Slim-Fast voluntarily ordered a product recall of all its “ready-to-drink” canned shakes effective December 3. This product recall included all cans regardless of flavor or even “best-by” date. The company urged its customers to continue using snack and meal bars as well as powdered shake mixes as replacements.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, there was a possibility that cans were contaminated with Bacillus cereus. This bacterium is known to be harmful and could cause painful and dangerous symptoms of infection like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Though this infection isn’t believed to be life threatening, it is unknown how it can affect consumers with sensitive digestive or immune systems.

ALERT: Non Child Resistant Packaging Sparks Vicks DayQuil Recall

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 22nd, 2009

It is something that parents often fear. The possibility of a child getting into the medicine cabinet and being able to open medication packaging is a terrifying thought. The packaging of such products has improved dramatically over the years. Child resistant caps and tougher blister pack backing has improved safety. Trans World News is reporting that the Proctor and Gamble Company has just issued a voluntary product recall of Vicks DayQuil Cold & Flu 24 packs.


ALERT: Boys’ Hoodies Cause a Potential Strangulation Hazard

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 22nd, 2009

It is not something that we often think of as potentially threatening, but clothing can be added to the seemingly endless list of possible threats to children. According to a story on the New York Injury News, a certain style of hooded flannel and fleece sweatshirts sold exclusively through Burlington Coat Factoryhas recently been recalled. The shirts in question have been shown to present a strangulation hazard, though there have been no reports of injury thus far. The drawstring on the hoodie is at the root of the voluntary product recall.

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