Kiddie Korral Recalls Girls Hoodies with Ponies Due to Strangulation Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of product: Pink Pony Hoodies

Hazard:

A drawstring through the hood of the hoodies can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school- bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in children’s upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC’s actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Consumer Contact: Kiddie Korral at (800) 445-7195 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.kiddiekorral.com and click on the Recall tab at the top of the page.

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Recall Details

Units

About 2,300

Description

This recall involves Kiddie Korral girl’s pink hooded sweatshirts with red ponies and a drawstring through the hood. The zippered front hoodies have two front pockets, are made of 100% polyester and were sold in sizes 2 through 12.  A label sewn into the garment’s neck seam reads “Kiddie Korral” and a label sewn into the side seam has RN#117026 and style number 327.

Incidents/Injuries

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Yamaha Recalls YZ250 Competition Off-Road Motorcycles Due to Risk of Injury, Death (Recall Alert)

Recall Summary

Name of product: Off-road motorcycles

Hazard:

The engine can lock up during operation, causing a rider to lose control of the vehicle and crash, resulting in injuries and death.

Consumer Contact: Yamaha at (800) 962-7926 anytime or online at www.yamahamotorsports.com and under the Sport tab, subcategory Motorcycles-Off-Road, click on Parts and Service, then Factory Modification Campaigns, then Customer Letter M2014-020R for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 875

Description

This recall involves model year 2015 Yamaha competition off-road motorcycles with model numbers YZ250FFL and YZ250FFW. The recalled motorcycles are blue and white, and white and red. The model number is on left and right side of the fuel tank cowling. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is stamped on the frame near the steering stem. The letter F in the 10th position of the VIN number indicates that the unit was made in the 2015 model year.

Incidents/Injuries

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Giggles International Recalls Animated Monkey Toy Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores

Recall Summary

Name of product: Animated toy

Hazard:

The battery compartment can reach temperatures up to 230 degrees Fahrenheit, posing a burn hazard.

Consumer Contact: Giggles International at (800) 738-6018 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.LoveMyGiggles.com and click on Recall at the top of the page for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 13,000

Description

This recall involves Giggles International Animated Sing-Along Monkey toys. The monkey is made of brown and beige plush material and is about 9 inches tall. The toy is designed to hold a song book titled “5 Little Monkeys” and to sing the song when activated. A red music note is on the bottom of the monkey’s right foot and the face of a child with its hands covering its eyes are on the bottom of the money’s left foot. Recalled sing-along monkeys were manufactured between 6/7/2014 and 7/5/2014 and have batch code GP1410028.  The manufacture date in the M/D/YYYY format and batch code are printed on the bottom of a white fabric label attached near the base of the monkey’s tail. The monkey toys came in a tan colored box with words “Animated Sing-Along Monkey,” “Sing along with me!” and “I play peek-a-boo with you!” on the front. The age advisory “For ages 3+” and the warning that batteries are included are also on the front of the box.

Incidents/Injuries

Giggles International has received two reports of toys overheating and melting their battery compartments. Continue reading

Schneider Electric Recalls PowerPact J-Frame Circuit Breakers Due to Fire, Burn, Electrical Shock Hazards

Recall Summary

Name of product: Circuit breakers

Hazard:

The circuit breaker will not trip during an overload condition, posing a risk of fire, burns and electrical shock.

Consumer Contact: Schneider Electric USA at (800) 634-8730 any time or online at www.schneider-electric.com and click on Customer Notifications for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 62,500

Description

The recall involves PowerPact J-frame molded case circuit breakers with thermal-magnetic trip units. The circuit breakers are made of black plastic and have a three-position breaker handle that indicates whether the breaker is off, on or tripped. The recalled circuit breakers are rated for 150 to 250 amps, have interruption ratings of D, G, J, L and R. They were manufactured in two pole and three pole configurations with either lug-in/lug-out or plug-in (I-Line) style connectors.

 

Brand name “Schneider Electric” or “Square D” is on a yellow sticker above the breaker handle and on the top of a label on the side of the circuit breaker. A label on the front of the circuit breaker to the left of the breaker handle has the catalog number at the top.  The number also appears on a label on the side of the breaker. Schneider Electric catalog numbers begin with “NJ” and Square D catalog numbers begin with “J.”

 

A label on the front of the circuit breaker to the right of the breaker handle has the date code in the lower right corner. Recalled circuit breakers were manufactured from March 24, 2014 through September 26, 2014 and have date codes 14131 through 14395. The date codes are in the YYWWD format (example: 14131 = year 2014, week 13, day of the work week 1/ Monday).

 

Breakers with following catalog numbers are being recalled:

 

Catalog Number  Breaker Type 
(N)JDX26XXX 2 Pole
(N)JGX26XXX 2 Pole
(N)JJX26XXX 2 Pole
(N)JLX26XXX 2 Pole
(N)JDX36XXX 3 Pole
(N)JGX36XXX 3 Pole
(N)JJX36XXX 3 Pole
(N)JLX36XXX 3 Pole
(N)JRX36XXX 3 Pole
Incidents/Injuries

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Bleating Heart Cheese Issues Voluntary Recall of Various Cheeses Due to Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer:
858-472-1754

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 17, 2014 – Bleating Heart Cheese (BHC) is conducting a voluntary recall of a few of its sheep milk and cow’s milk cheese produced in late May, late June and early July of 2014, based on sampling by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that found the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in at least one sample of the following cheeses. At this time, no illnesses have been reported, but to reduce possible health risks and ensure that all suspect product is removed from the marketplace, BHC is initiating this voluntary recall in cooperation with the California Departments of Food & Agriculture and Public Health.

  1. Ewelicious Blue” – natural rind, aged 2 – 3 months, identifying code 14-0618 on the bottom side of the label
  2. Fat Bottom Girl” – natural rind, aged 2 – 3 months, identifying code 14-0702 on the bottom side of the label
  3. Goldette Tommette” – natural rind, aged 2 – 3 months, identifying code 14-0527 on the bottom side of the label

These specific cheeses and lot numbers were distributed or sold beginning on October, 2014 to distributors servicing the San Francisco Bay area retail food shops, restaurants and stores. Anyone that has distributed the cheese identified above need to immediately notify their customers of the voluntary recall and instruct them to return any affected cheese to the distributor for a full refund. The cost of the returned cheese will be covered by Bleating Heart Cheese, upon proof of purchase. Any of the above cheese still in a distributor’s inventory needs to isolated/quarantined and prepared for return to Bleating Heart Cheese, which will provide a full refund upon receipt of the cheese and verification of its identity.

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacteria which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths and fetal infection among pregnant women. Continue reading