June Recall Round-Up - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/27/05

June Recall Round-Up

Children's Medicine

Let's begin with a check of the medicine cabinet. Confusing packaging is to blame for the recall of children's Tylenol meltaways, Tylenol softchews and 160-miligram junior Tylenol meltaways. The correct dosage is just one pill but the pills are packaged in doses of two. Two pills could cause a child to overdose. Any adverse reactions regarding this recall should be reported to the Food and Drug Administration's Medwatch program at 1-800-FDA-1088 . For questions regarding this recall, ( click here ).

Soft Gym

This Baby Connection Fun Frog soft gym is being recalled. The toy has a wire that can poke through the fabric and cause injury. Recalled gyms were sold at Wal-Mart between October 2004 through May 2005. June 2005 models have had the problem corrected. Recalled models were sold under the Infantino name 150-761 and 150-761 .You can return the gyms to Wal-Mart for a refund.

Children's Jumpers

And your baby could fall to the ground if jumping in this Bright Starts Jammin' Jumpers. Kids II Inc. is recalling the jumpers because the plastic clamp that attaches to the door frame can break, causing the child to fall. The recalled model number is 6607. Consumers should stop using the product and disable the jumper by cutting a one-inch portion of the yellow strap just below the clamp. To receive a free replacement products, consumers should cut the white warning label from the canvas seat and mail the label and the strap to:

Kids II
555 North Point Center East, Suite 600
Alpharetta, Georgia 30022

For more information call Kids II at (877) 325-7056 or ( click here ).

Children's Fishing Equipment

And it could be dangerous for your kids to reel in the catch of the day. Shakespeare Fishing Tackle Division is recalling thousands of children's fishing poles. The paint on the poles contain lead which is toxic if ingested by young children. The poles were sold nationwide from August 2001 through June 2005 for $9 to $13. The recalled Shakespeare brand fishing kits feature the following characters: TAZ® (Tazmanian Devil®), Tweety®, Mucha Lucha® and Spider-Man®. Other fishing kits feature Fishing Heroes™, sold with a silver-colored badge; Kids Kits™, sold with tackle boxes; and Shark™ and Dolphin™ Kits, which have reels in the shape of a shark or dolphin. The fishing kits have brightly colored red and yellow fishing rods, and “Shakespeare” is written on the reels. Fishing kits with purple, blue and pink rods are not included in this recall. Certain translucent red and yellow and metallic-colored red rods also are not included in this recall.

Consumers should stop using the recalled fishing poles and contact Shakespeare Fishing Tackle for information on receiving a free replacement fishing kit. That number is (866) 466-0559 or ( click here ).

Coffee Maker

You may get a rude awakening when brewing your cup of Joe in the morning. Whirlpool is recalling more than 500,000 KitchenAid coffemakers. An internal electrical component in the coffee maker can overheat and ignite, posing a fire hazard. The recalled models are black, white,red or blue in color. Ten and twelve cup models are recalled.

The affected models include:

10 - cup models 12 - cup models
KCM120OB KCM300OB KCM200OB KCM400OB
KCM120WH KCM300WH KCM200WH KCM400WH
KCM400ER
KCM400BU

The serial numbers of the affected products begin with the letters WCJ, WCK, WCL, WCM, and WCP.

Catalogs, department stores, specialty retailers and on-line retailers nationwide from January 1999 through December 2004 for between $50 and $130. Consumers should unplug and stop using the coffee makers immediately and contact KitchenAid at 1-800-990-6225 for a free comparable coffee maker model or an exchange for another KitchenAid product. Consumers should not return the coffee maker to the retailer where it was purchased. Or you can go to the firm's website for more information by ( clicking here ).

Coffee Maker

Bunn-O-Matic is recalling 1.75 million coffee makers because the plastic pour-in bowl and lid can melt or ignite due to electrical failure. The ten cup models have a black or white plastic base and top. The recall involves Bunn home coffee makers with model numbers GR-10B, GR-10W, B-10B, B-10W, and BT-10B (including any of those same model numbers ending in the additional letter D) with six-digit date codes ending in “01,” “02,” or “03.” Also involved in the recall are the same models with dates codes ending in “04” and middle digits between “01” and “21.” (If the date code has a seventh digit, consumers should ignore the last digit and use the first six digits.) The model number and date code are stamped on a small white or silver sticker on the bottom of the coffee maker. The 10-cup Bunn® coffee makers have either a black or white plastic base and top, and measure 14 ¼-inches high by 7-inches wide by 13 ¾-inches deep. Department and hardware stores nationwide between February 2001 and August 2004 for about $100.

Consumers should unplug the coffee maker and allow it to cool for at least three hours before checking to see if they have one of the recalled units. Consumers can contact the firm at 1-800-385-2652 to obtain a free repair or purchase a new unit at a discount. For more information, ( click here ).

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