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10/22/02

October's Recall Round-Up

Food

Lunch Meat: Pilgrims Pride is recalling 27 million pounds of lunch meat. The meat may be contaminated with the listeria bacteria. The chicken and turkey meats were processed at the company's Wampler plant between May and October. The meats were also sold under the following brand names:

  • Wampler
  • Block and Barell
  • Bonos
  • Golden Acres
  • Reliance

For a list of the meats that are recalled, call (877) 260-7110.
 
Chocolate Bars:  Spruce Foods is recalling several types of chocolate bars from Whole Food Market Stores. The bars are not properly labeled which could leave someone allergic to nuts or dairy products with an allergic reaction. The recalled batches include the following list:

  • Whole Foods Organic Milk Chocolate in 30 and 100 gram sizes
  • Whole Food Organic Dark Chocolate in 30 and 100 gram sizes
  • Whole Food Organic Dark Chocolate with Almonds in 30 and 100 gram sizes
  • Whole Foods Organic Espresso Creme in 100 gram size
  • Whole Foods Organic Dark with Currants and Almonds in the 100 gram size

Customers can return the recalled chocolates to any Whole Food Market for a refund or contact Spruce Foods at (928) 443-1994.

Soup: Campbell's Soup is recalling a day's production of Cream of Mushroom soup after cans were found to contain New England Clam Chowder instead. This could cause a problem for people allergic to shellfish. The recalled cans bear the date code "A-U-G 2004, 08292" and "C-U-B-8-E-L." Cans were sent to Texas and 12 other states. You can return the recalled can to the store where purchased for a refund or you can call Campbell's at (800) 637-7698.

Electronics

Cameras: The Nikon Corporation is recalling more than 9,000 Coolpix 2000 Digital Cameras. A short circuit can occur in the battery compartment, creating a possible burn hazard.  The cameras were sold in July and August of this year for about $250.

Customers should remove the batteries and contact the company at (800) 645-6687 or (click here )for a free replacement camera.

Household Items

Candleholder: Pier 1 Imports is recalling more than 9,000 glass candleholders. The giant champagne glass-shaped floating candleholder is made of mouth-blown recycled glass. Company officials say the candleholder can shatter unexpectedly and cause cuts to consumers. The price sticker on the bottom of the candleholder reads "S-K-U-#-1-8-8-4-1-6-0." For more information call Pier 1 Imports at (800) 245-4595.

Baby Walker: BikePro Inc. and Oriental Trading Company are recalling 53,000 baby walker. A design flaw allows the walker to pass through doorways and fail to stop at the top of a step. This means the baby could fall down the stairs.

Recalled Bikepro walkers were sold between January 2000 and August 2001. Recalled Oriental Trading walkers were sold from May 2001 through June 2002. For more information call BikePro at (800) 261-2559 or Oriental Trading Company at (866) 666-9868.

Pumpkin Candleholder: Target is recalling tan colored Pumpkin decorations. The Jack-O-Lanterns have an opening in the back and a straw ribbon. The ribbon could catch on fire when a candle is lit inside the pumpkin. The pumpkins were sold for about $5. They have a label that reads "October Harvest." You can call Target at (800) 440-0680 for questions and refund information.

Vehicles

SUV: General Motors is recalling 597,000 sport utility vehicles. The recall is to help protect customers from pinching their fingers when the second row seats are being folded down. The recalled vehicles were built between September 1999 and February 2002. The following models affected include:

  • Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • G-M-C Yukon
  • Denali

GM will install plastic shields over each head restraint mechanism to provide additional protection. Owners of the recalled vehicles will be notifed.

Foot Pedals: Ford is recalling more than 400,000 Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable cars with adjustable pedals. The brake and accelerator may be so close together that drivers could hit the accelator when trying to slow down. The problem has been linked to 18 accidents and two injuries. All 2000 and 2001 models with adjustable pedals are covered under this recall, as well as a few 2002 models built before September 14th. Ford will contact you if your vehicle is affected.

Mini-Vans:  DaimlerChrysler is recalling more than 140,000 of its mini-vans. The 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country mini-vans built in Windsor, Ontario between September 2001 and March 11, 2002 may have leaking fuel tanks. The company will call you if your vehicle is affected.

For more recalls and additional information, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commision.

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