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Recalls: Consumer product safety information

Recalls: Consumer product safety information

By Times Staff
Published March 3, 2008


Fun 'N Safe magnetic dart boards

Company: Family Dollar.

Quantity: 250,000.

Why? Small magnets at the ends of the darts can detach. Magnets found by young children can be swallowed or aspirated. If more than one magnet is swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.

What models? The dart board is about 15 inches wide with a black, white, green and red bull's-eye checkered design and was sold with six 4-inch long magnetic darts. "Made in China" is on the back of the board.

Where sold? Family Dollar.

What to do? Return to place of purchase for a refund, or call Family Dollar toll-free at 1-800-547-0359 or visit

Direct-Vent wall furnaces

Company: Rinnai America Corp.

Quantity: 52,000.

Why? A gasket in the unit can fail, posing a risk of poisonous carbon monoxide gas leaking into the home.

What models? Models RHFE 431 and RHFE 556. They are natural gas or LP gas fueled. These model numbers: RHFE-431: FAIII-N, FAIII-P, WTA-N, WTA-P, WTA-72B-N. WTA-76B-N; and model RHFE-556: FAIII-N, FAIII-P, WTA-N, WTA-P. The model number is printed on the top of the rating plate on the right side of the unit.

Where sold? Wholesale distributors, contractors and dealers.

What to do? For a repair kit, call Rinnai toll-free at 1-866-746-8344 or visit

Majestic curved top and flat top cribs, Essex, Brighton/Sussex, Captiva cribs

Company: Munire Furniture Inc.

Quantity: 24,000.

Why? The cribs don't meet federal safety standards for cribs. The four support brackets on the mattress support spring are too long. The brackets prevent the spring from lowering to the 26-inch minimum height in its lowest position, allowing children inside to crawl over the railing, posing a fall hazard.

What models? Majestic Curved Top cribs with model number 9500; Majestic Flat Top cribs with model number 9000; Essex cribs with model number 7100; Brighton/Sussex cribs with model number 9100 and Captiva cribs with model number 5100. Only cribs with manufacture dates between Nov. 1, 2005, and Nov. 1, 2007, are included. The crib model number is printed on the white label on the bottom inside of the right side rail. The crib manufacture date is printed on the white label near the model number or on the white label on the bottom of the headboard.

Where sold? Specialty juvenile product stores.

What to do? For replacement spring brackets, call Munire toll-free at 1-866-586-9639 or visit

Perdue chicken breast products

Company: Perdue Farms Inc.

Quantity: 24,710 pounds.

Why? Contain an Italian seasoning which includes milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.

What models? The 28.8-ounce packages of "Perdue Perfect Portions, 6 Individually Wrapped Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts." Each package bears the establishment number "EST. P-7903" inside the USDA mark of inspection, the UPC code "72745-06819" and a "Sell-by or Freeze-By" date of "FEB 02," "FEB 03," "FEB 04," "FEB 05" or "FEB 06."

Where sold? Various Florida stores.

What to do? Call Perdue toll-free at 1-800-473-7383.

Lotte Margaret brand Korean cracker

Company: Wang Globalnet.

Quantity: Undisclosed.

Why? The product may contain undeclared eggs, peanuts and milk allergens. Consumers who are allergic to those products may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this cracker.

What models? Comes in a 19-gram cardboard box marked with item#: 00438 on the top and a code date of 08.08.06.B2 stamped on the side.

Where sold? Various retail stores.

What to do? For a refund, call Wang at 1-213-622-5111.

Memory testing cards

Company: Riverside Publishing Co.

Quantity: 5,300.

Why? Surface paint on the cards contains excessive lead.

What models? Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test-Symbolic Memory Cards. They are white with green figures, measure 1 1/2 inches square and were sold as part of a kit (model number 922782), or were sold in packages of 10 cards (model number 922775). The model numbers are on the packaging.

Where sold? To testing facilities and administrators.

What to do? For replacement, call Riverside toll-free at 1-800-323-9540 or visit

Grassplot brand Dried Pachyrhizus
Company: Lion Pavilion LTD.
Quantity: Undisclosed.
Why? Contains undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
What models? The product comes in an uncoded 8-ounce, clear plastic package.
Where sold? Various stores.
What to do? Return to place of purchase for a refund or call Lion Pavilion at 1-718-384-6951.

Children’s metal necklaces
Company: Pecoware Co. Inc.
Quantity: 2,900.
Why? he children’s necklaces contain high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by young children.
What models? The recalled necklaces include a cat with silver and pink rhinestones, a heart and lock with pink rhinestones, a silver colored heart with a rhinestone crown and a silver colored lock and key. The necklaces hang from silver colored chains.
Where sold? Department and specialty stores.
What to do? For a refund, call Pecoware toll-free at 1-800-456-7326 or visit

Indirect gas-fired furnaces
Company: Greenheck Fan Corp.
Quantity: 1,500.
Why? The ignition control module can fail, preventing the unit from shutting down in high temperature conditions. This poses a risk of fire, as well as hazardous fumes being released from burning/melting insulation.
What models? Models PVF, PVFH, IGX, IG, ERH and ERCH. The model name is located on the control center door or the furnace door. The furnace is either natural gas or LP gas fueled. Only units with ignition control module model number 35-615922-125 are included in the recall.
Where sold? Greenheck sales representatives to mechanical contractors.
What to do? For repair, call Greenheck toll-free at 1-800-931-6579 or visit

Mayfield vanilla classic ice cream
Company: Mayfield Dairy Farms.
Quantity: 250.
Why? The product contains pecans, which are not listed on the label. Some individuals with allergies to pecans run the risk of a serious reaction if they consume this product.
What models? Half-gallon rectangular paper cartons of Mayfield Vanilla Classic Ice Cream with a code date of 01/30/09 and plant code of 47225. Consumers should look for this information on the end of the carton. The UPC number is 75243 20144.
Where sold? Various stores.
What to do? Return to the place of purchase for a refund or call Mayfield toll-free at 1-800-629-3435.

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