March 2011 product recalls

 March 2011 product recalls
Thousands of items and food products that Americans use regularly are pulled off the market by retailers and producers every day due to serious potential hazards like bacterial diseases, injuries to children and poisoning.

Including children's toys, food and over-the-counter items, here's a roundup of the biggest recalls in March.
Food products
About 2,659 pounds of peppermint organic herbal tea were recalled because of a potential contamination; the product was distributed nationwide in Teavana retail stores and through mail and Internet orders. No injuries were reported.

Additional recalls

Packages of tempura seafood batter mix distributed in several states beginning late October 2010.

Jars of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter distributed in several states. Have any illnesses been reported?

About 158 pounds of in-shell, bulk and packaged hazelnuts and mixed nuts with hazelnuts due to potential contamination distributed nationwide.

Packaged coconut water with a sell-by date of May 1, 2011.

Containers of chocolate milk because of contamination with a sell-by date of March 22, 2011.

Cans of organic garbanzo beans.
Children's products
About 5,000 wooden playpens sold at,, and other online retailers from October 2008 through November 2010. Several incidents have been reported.

About 1,545 baby jogger jump seats sold at mass merchandisers nationwide and online from January 2008 through July 2010 (see them). Injuries have been reported.
Children's toys and clothing
About 14,000 rattles sold at a major toy retailer and other specialty stores nationwide from April 2010 through December 2010 have been taken off the market. Any injuries?

Additional recalls
About 57,000 holiday rattle baby slippers. Find out about incidents.
About 3,600 hooded sweatshirts (why they are dangerous). No injuries have been reported.
About 1,800 Halloween costumes sold at novelty stores in 2010.
About 1,600 girls' jeans for toddlers sold from May through June 2010.
About 1,400 wooden puzzles sold from November 2010 through February 2011.
About 1,500 girls' dresses sold in February 2011. Find out about incidents.
About 400 wooden activity toys sold from December 2010 through February 2011. Any incidents reported?
OTC products
An urgent nationwide recall of antiseptic wipes follows an earlier nationwide recall of Triad alcohol prep pads and swabs due to potential contamination.

Raw Vitamin C dietary supplement due to undeclared ingredients distributed between March 2009 and January 2011. Any illnesses reported?
Meat and seafood products
About 64,000 pounds of chicken and pork products, which were shipped to retail distribution centers in several Western states are declared no longer safe.

Additional recalls
About 14,000 pounds of ground beef because of a potentially deadly contamination.
About 10,260 pounds of frozen spaghetti and meatball entrees.
About 2,997 pounds of bologna products due to a potential contamination.
About 775 pounds of chicken and mushroom pie products.
Large-mouth smelt imported from Japan and sold in several states.
About 5, 125 pounds of honey-cured turkey sticks sold at certain institutions.
About 612 pounds of pork products sold in February and March.
Electrical items
Swedish retailer Ikea has issued a recall for about 94,000 coffee and tea makers (potential injury?) sold nationwide from January 2010 through December 2010.

Additional recalls
About 4.8 million Lasko box fans. Lasko has received seven reports of fires associated with motor failures.
About 9,700 lantern nightlights. Find out if any incidents were reported.
About 2,500 surge protectors sold from June 2009 through December 2010.
About 7,460 slow cookers sold from June 2010 through December 2010. About 6,000 wall-mount fireplaces. Find out if any injuries have been reported.
About 3,200 natural gas log set burners sold from August 2007 through December 2010. Learn about the reported incidents.
About 5,000 workbench parts sold from January 2009 through December 2010. Any incidents reported?
About 65,000 2009-2010 Mazda6 Sedans have been taken off the market in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for one of the most bizarre recall reasons yet. To blame are gas-loving creepy crawlers. Have any incidents been reported?

Additional recalls
Toyota is recalling 22,000 2008-20011 FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Tacoma and Tundra models.
About 36,356 2006-2007 Honda Civic Hybrid cars.
About 29,000 Suzuki KingQuad ATVs.
About 20,459 2010-2011 Chrysler Jeep Wranglers.
General Motors recalled 10,000 2011 Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac SRX vehicles.
About 4,300 dirt bikes sold exclusively at Pep Boys from December 2010 through January 2011. Learn about associated injuries.
About 1,350 Suzuki QuadSport ATVs.
Consumer products
About 229,000 fitness resistance tubes sold from October 2009 through November 2010. Injuries have been reported.

Additional recalls
About 159,000 wine openers sold exclusively on QVC. Several injuries have been reported.
About 79,000 beaded door curtains sold exclusively at a discount retailer from January 2009 through May 2010. See what they look like. Find out about injuries.
About 63,000 door locksets sold nationwide April 2010 through January 2011.
About 20,000 outdoor wood-burning fireplaces sold exclusively at a home improvement stores nationwide from March 2010 through November 2010. Find out about incidents and injuries.
About 5,702 built-in refrigerators sold from February 2004 through January 2011. How many reports has the company received?
About 1,800 mini-tin candle travel sets sold at Tommy Bahama retail stores nationwide and online from November 2010 through January 2011. Learn about incidents reported.
Steel flasks sold in gift sets since 2006 due to a potential health risk.
About 169,000 pogo sticks.
About 3,400 backpack blowers sold from 2008 through February 2011.
Pet food
Approximately 2,705 boxes of Pig Ears dog chews due to potential contamination.

Certain lots of Wellpet canned cat food

Source: Special
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