Consumer product safety information
By Times Staff Writer
Published July 16, 2007
BonJour culinary torches
Company: Meyer Corp. U.S.
Why? Butane fuel can leak from the torch assembly near the nozzle, posing a fire hazard.
What models? The BonJour Professional Culinary Torch sold alone and as part of the BonJour Bain Marie Set. It is 71/2 inches high and has a visible fuel gauge. The base is black, and the handle is black or brown. The torch assembly is silver-colored with the word "BonJour" printed on the side.
Where sold? Various retailers.
What to do? Contact Meyer for a refund.
For information: Toll-free, 1-800-226-6568; www.meyer.com
Milwaukee Power Plus, Chicago Pneumatic & Extractor battery packs
Company: Milwaukee Electric Tool Co.
Why? If a vent on the cell is damaged or compromised, the battery can explode and cut a user.
What models? The recalled batteries are used to power drills, saws, radios, flashlights, wrenches and Extractor windshield glass removers. The recall includes 14.4- and 18-volt 2.4 Ah NiCd Milwaukee Power Plus, Chicago Pneumatic and Extractor battery packs manufactured between July 1999 and February 2004. The brand name can be found on a label on most battery packs. However, some 14.4-volt 2.4Ah packs did not have "Power Plus" on the label. The battery packs were sold with tool kits and as individual battery packs. Those manufactured after February 2004 are not included.
Where sold? Home centers, hardware stores, industrial distributors and vehicle service distributors.
What to do? Contact company to determine whether you have one of the recalled batteries. The company will provide a free replacement battery pack for consumers with recalled units.
For information: Toll-free 1-800-729-3878; www.milwaukeetool.com.
Agriprocessors Inc. chicken, beef products
Company: Agriprocessors Inc.
Why? Agriprocessors is recalling 35,860 pounds of frozen beef and chicken products because they may contain egg albumen, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.
What models? 20-pound bulk boxes of Aaron's Best nugget -shaped chicken breast patties, glatt kosher, fully cooked. Each box contains the code "8692-1" and establishment number "P 4653A" inside the USDA mark. Also, 20-pound bulk boxes of Aaron's Best meatballs made with beef, glatt kosher, fully cooked. Each box contains the code "8698-1" and the establishment number "EST. 4653A" inside the USDA mark. Also, 12-pound boxes of Rubashkin's, Aaron's Best, glatt kosher kishka, fully cooked. Each box contains the code "3852-1" and the establishment number "EST. 4653A" inside the USDA mark. Also, 1-pound packages of Rubashkin's, Aaron's Best, glatt kosher kishka, fully cooked." Each package contains the establishment number "EST. 4653A" inside the USDA mark and a date code of "014-07," "015-07," "040-07" or "042-07."
Where sold? Distributed to food service companies and institutions nationwide, and the 1-pound packages were sold in retail stores.
What to do: William Kiernan, (563) 864-7811, ext. 2915.
Scharffen Berger Kumasi Sambirano 68 percent cacao pure dark chocolate bars
Company: Artisan Confections Co.
Why? May contain undeclared milk.
What models? The 3-ounce bars are wrapped in green packaging.
Where sold? Over the Internet and through specialty retail outlets nationwide.
What to do? Toll-free 1-866-608-6944.
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