The week's recalls...
Hazard: A multistate outbreak of Salmonella,
traced back to eggs packaged at Wright County Egg in Galt, Iowa.
More than half a billion eggs are affected by the recall, which was
expanded from an original recall of 220 million, though reports of
illness are still relatively few and scattered. Some 2,000 cases
were reported to the CDC from May 1 through July 31, not all of
which were necessarily tied to the eggs.
Incidents/Injuries: Minnesota health officials
say seven salmonella cases in two restaurant outbreaks were linked
to Wright County Egg in May and July.
Description: Thirteen brands have been
recalled: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph's, Boomsma's,
Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund,
Dutch Farms and Kemps. The eggs being recalled were packed between
May 16 and Aug 13.
What to do: If you have suspect eggs, check the
dates and codes stamped on the end of the carton. The plant numbers
affected are P-1026, P-1413, and P-1946. The dates range from 136
to 225. If you have suspicious eggs, return them to the store where
they were bought for a refund.
Hazard: Circus World has received two reports
of the camera portion of the monitors overheating and smoking.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported, and only
about 800 models have been sold.
Description: This recall involves the Levana
model, which sold for about $200.
Where you bought it: BB Buggy and Health and
Safety stores nationwide and online between February and May.
What to do: Consumers should immediately stop
using the model and return it directly to CWD for a refund or
replacement with a different model. When returning, please include
the entire product, your complete name, mailing address and phone
number in the package and mail to Circus World Displays Ltd,
Attention: Adam Crysler, Dealer Returns Specialist, 60 Industrial
Parkway Suite Z64, Cheektowaga, NY 14227
Hazard: A latch failure can cause the stroller
to collapse on itself.
Incidents/Injuries: Zooper has received 185
reports of frame latch failures, including one in which a
13-month-old boy and a 3-year-old boy received scrapes and bruises
when their stroller hit a sidewalk and the stroller collapsed.
Description: Tango models SL808B and
Where you bought it: The strollers were sold
for $400-$430 and were available at retailers including Babies "R"
What to do: Zooper is offering a free repair
kit, which has straps to attach around the frame latch. To get a
kit, visit the company's website.
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