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RECALLS: Sony Computer Batteries Can Overheat; Ballard’s Extends Recall to Other Products

Posted by kinchendavid on October 27, 2006

By Staff, with information supplied by http://www.recalls.org

Sony Energy Devices Corp. is recalling rechargeable, lithium ion batteries containing Sony cells used in Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation, Gateway Inc., Sony Electronics Inc., and Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. notebook computers sold nationwide from September 2004 to October 2006. These lithium ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Description: These lithium ion batteries were sold with, or sold separately to be used with notebook computers. A list of the computer models can be found at http://www.recalls.org.

The contact information for the participating manufacturers is:

Fujitsu – (800) 8FUJITSU or http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/battery

Gateway – (800) 292-6813 or http://www.gateway.com/battery

Sony – (888) 476-6972 or http://esupport.sony.com/battery

Toshiba – (800) 457-7777 or http://www.bxinfo.toshiba.com/

More info at http://www.recalls.org.

BALLARD’S FARM SAUSAGE, INC. EXTENDS ITS RECALL

Ballard’s Farm Sausage, Inc., Wayne, WV, announces an extension of its recall involving all lots of Ballard’s Farm 24 oz. Amish Macaroni salad, Ballard’s Farm 24 oz. Amish Sweet Slaw, Ballard’s Farm 12 oz. Cole Slaw, and Food City 12 oz. Cole Slaw because of a possible health risk. This is in addition to the recall of Ballard’s Farm 12 oz. Egg Salad on 10/ 22/06.

Ballard’s Farm is announcing this recall extension based on laboratory tests that show the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

These products were distributed in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, Michigan and Alabama.

The products being recalled are displayed in a clear plastic cup with the products name displayed on the side of the lid and the side of the cup. Please return all of these items to your location of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with any questions may contact the company at 800-346-7675. Our regular business hours are 8:00 am until 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

PUMPKIN DECORATION KITS SOLD AT TARGET POSE CHOKING HAZARD

Paper Magic Group is recalling Mr. Potato Head “Make a Monster Pumpkin” and Mr. Potato Head “Make a Fireman Pumpkin” and Mrs. Potato Head “Make a Diva Pumpkin” sold at Target Stores from September to October 2006. The pumpkin decoration kits contain small parts that pose a choking hazard.

The recalled kits include plastic ears, eyes, noses, mouth, hands, shoes, hats, eyeglasses and jewelry that are used to decorate Halloween pumpkins.

Consumers should return the kits to the nearest Target store for a full refund.

Consumers can also contact Paper Magic Group Inc. at (866) 394-5047 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit http://www.papermagic.com. More info at http://www.recalls.org.

MINNIE MOUSE CARDIGAN SETS POSE STRANGULATION HAZARD

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is recalling Minnie Mouse Cardigan Sets sold nationwide at Wal-Mart stores from July 2006 to August 2006. If the cardigan is buttoned, the ribbon woven around the neckline poses a strangulation hazard.

The pink cardigan is sold as part of a three-piece set which also includes a light pink turtleneck and denim pants. The cardigan was sold in sizes 12M, 18M, 24M, 3T, 4T, and 5T.

Consumers should return the entire three-piece set to Wal-Mart for a full refund.

Consumers can also contact Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit http://walmartstores.com/GlobalWMStoresWeb/navigate.do?catg=51. More info at http://www.recalls.org.

FOOTSTOOLS SOLD AT WAL-MART CAN COLLAPSE

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is recalling Home Trends Wood Footstools sold nationwide at Wal-Mart stores from December 2005 to September 2006. Due to improper construction, the stool can break and collapse, posing a fall hazard.

The footstool is a natural-colored wood footstool. The standing surface is 11 1/2-inches by 11 1/2-inches with a 4-inch-long oval opening in the center. The recalled footstool can be identified by a white sticker underneath the step that contains the UPC number 87065900001.

Consumers should return the footstools to Wal-Mart for a full refund.

Consumers can also contact Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit http://walmartstores.com/GlobalWMStoresWeb/navigate.do?catg=51 . More info at http://www.recalls.org.

DELTA BATHTUB AND SHOWER HEAD VALVES CAN SCALD

Delta Faucet Co. is recalling Universal MultiChoice Valves (used in bathtubs and showers) sold nationwide from October 2005 to May 2006. The device in the valve that limits the amount of hot water that can flow from the shower head or bathtub spout can disengage after being manually set, causing consumers to come in contact with water that is hotter than expected. This poses a risk of scalding injuries.

The Universal Multichoice Valves were sold under the Delta brand name. The valves are used in bathtubs and showers to regulate the temperature of the water flow.

Delta is contacting consumers with the recalled valves to provide them with a free upgrade kit. Consumers should contact Delta Faucet at (800) 336-6696 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday, if you do not receive an upgrade kit.

Consumers can also visit http://www.deltafaucet.com. More info at http://www.recalls.org.

BICYCLE PEDALS POSE FALL HAZARD

TIME SPORT INTERNATIONAL/ATAC 2001 Inc., of Montecito, Calif. is recalling Time RXS Titan Carbon, RXS Carbon, RXS and RXE Bicycle Pedals sold nationwide from October 2004 to August 2006. The pedal’s bearing cap can fail causing the pedal to come off the bicycle. This poses a fall hazard.

The recalled pedals are black or gray. They are made of composite material and are mounted to either a steel or titanium pedal axle and bearing unit by using a threaded aluminum bearing cap.

Consumers should contact TIME SPORT INTERNATIONAL at (800) 240-8051 anytime, to arrange for the pedals to be inspected and, if necessary, receive a free repair.

Consumers can also visit http://www.timesportusa.com/. More info at http://www.recalls.org.

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