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Recalls

Consumer product safety information

By Times Staff Writer
Published July 2, 2007


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Rockingham Deluxe Lounge chairs

Company: Bond Manufacturing.

Why? The chairs can collapse or fall backward because of faulty support brackets or weak frames.

What models? They were sold under the Rockingham and Vanderwall brands. The recalled recliner chairs have a mesh covering attached to the steel frame by a woven cord. The chairs were sold in these colors: bronze, navy blue, spa blue, spa green, spa linen, orange, lime, teal and taupe. The recliners are about 40 inches long, 28 inches wide and 46 inches high.

Where sold? Hardware, variety and discount department stores.

What to do? Return to place of purchase for refund.

For information: Toll-free 1-866-771-2663.

Pampanga pork egg roll products

Company: Pampanga Foods, Anaheim, Calif.

Why? The ingredients egg and bleached wheat flour, both known allergens, are in the product but not listed on the product label.

What models? 14-ounce packages of Pampanga pork (cured) Lumpia egg roll, Shanghai brand. Each label bears the establishment number "EST. 0405A" inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were produced between March 16 and June 15.

Where sold? Retail stores and distribution warehouses in Florida.

What to do? Call Hector Mariano, (714) 292-6880.

Toothpaste

Company: Goldcredit International Enterprises LTD, MainStar America, Gold City Enterprises.

Why? A poisonous chemical, diethylene glycol, which is used in antifreeze, has been detected in several brands of travel toothpaste sets imported from China.

What models? Dr. Cool Coolmint, Superdent Coolmint, Cooldent Coolmint, Cooldent Spearmint, Cooldent Fluoride, Everfresh Assortment, BrightMax, DentaPro, Dentakleen, Clean Rite, Oralmax Extreme Action Kit, Oral Bright Fresh Spearmint, ShiR, Freshh Spearmint, Crescent Toothpaste. Most were sold to inns and hotels.

Where sold? Bargain retail outlets.

What to do? Return to place of purchase for refund.

For information: www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/toothpaste.html#recalls.

Light truck tires

Company: Foreign Tire Sales Inc., New Jersey, Omni United USA in Jacksonville, Oretck International in Maryland, K&D Tire Wholesalers and Tireco in California, Robinson Tire in Mississippi, Strategic Import Supply in Minnesota.

Why? About 450, 000 tires from the Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co. in China were made without a safety feature called a gum strip, which helps bind the belts of a tire. The belts could separate, leading to loss of control of the truck.

What models? Westlake, Telluride, Compass, YKS, models LT235/75R-15 (CR861, CR857), LT225/75R-16 (CR861), LT23585R-16 (CR860, CR861, CR857), LT245/75R-16 (CR860, CR861, CR857), LT265/75R-16 (CR860, CR861, CR857), LT31X10.5-15 (CR857, CR861).

Where sold? Nationwide.

What to do? Return to place of purchase.

For information: www.nhtsa.dot.gov/.

Michelin motorcycle tires

Company: Michelin North America.

Why? The adhesion between the tread rubber and underlying ply is insufficient and could result in excessive vibration, which could lead to loss of control.

What models? Michelin Pilot Power, Michelin pilot Power 2CT.

Where sold? Nationwide.

What to do? Michelin will notify owners and replace the tires for free.

For information: Toll-free 1-866-324-2835.

Lasko ceramic heaters

Company: Lasko Products Inc.

Why? The heater's cord can overheat where it enters the base of the unit, which could pose a fire hazard to consumers.

What models? Model numbers 5132, 5345, 5362, 5364, 5420, 5532, 5534 and 5566. Model numbers are on the bottom of the unit or at the rear of the base of the heaters.

Where sold? Nationwide.

What to do? Contact Lasko to receive a free replacement.

For information: Toll-free 1-800-984-3311; www.laskoproducts.com.

Play Wonder toy barbecue grills

Company: Target.

Why? The circular ash tray attached to the legs of the grill could contain sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard.

What models? The Play Wonder Barbeque Grill is metal and has an orange metal base and top, along with stainless steel legs and a removable circular ash tray. The grill set includes tongs and a spatula. The "Play Wonder" logo is located on the lower right corner of the packaging.

Where sold? Nationwide.

What to do? Return to Target for a refund.

For information: Toll-free 1-800-440-0680; www.target.com.

[Last modified June 29, 2007, 21:55:35]


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