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July 2012 Product Safety Recalls
FDA 07/27/2012 - Wimburger’s Old World Bakery and Delicatessen issues an allergy alert and voluntary recall on undeclared milk, soy and wheat in various kinds of bread: kaiser rolls, seeded rolls, brat buns, french bread, pretzel rolls, pretzels, pizza dough, hoagie rolls and baguettes.
CPSC 07/26/2012 - Burlington Coat Factory agrees to a $1.5 million civil penalty for failing to report drawstrings in children’s outerwear and for selling recalled outerwear, resulting in strangulation and entanglement risks.
CPSC 07/25/2012 - Retailers amazon.com and Brookstone voluntarily agreed to stop selling adult stress toys made of small but powerful magnets, Buckyballs and Buckycubes, because of a swallowing and gastrointestinal danger. But, the manufacturer, Maxfield & Oberton, did not voluntarily withdraw the products from the market and the CPSC filed an administrative lawsuit against the company.Safe Kids has issued warnings against the mega-magnets in the past.
URGENT CPSC 07/24/2012 - Peg Perego voluntarily recalls two different stroller models, the Pliko-P3 and the Venezia, due to risk of entrapment and strangulation; the death of a six-month-old child has been reported
CPSC 07/12/2012 - Chicco voluntarily recalls Polly High Chairs due to laceration hazard (Children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair, resulting in a bruising or laceration injury.) There were 21 reports of incidents involving this product. Health Canada also participated in this recall.
CPSC 07/11/2012 - Troxel voluntarily recalls 11 models of Flexible FlyerSwing Sets due to fall hazard. Health Canada also participated in this recall. The company has received more than 1,200 reports of the seesaw breaking.
FDA 07/02/2012 - CareFusion voluntarily recalls its AirLife Infant Breathing Circuit—an adapter in the products could develop cracks during patient use, potentially resulting in a leak in the closed ventilation system and leading to a loss in the intended air input.