NEW YORK (AP) — Nuts, bamboo shoots and fish were among the potentially contaminated food products recalled this week. They joined other products like shoes and patio chairs that could make you fall and a kitchen range that could overheat.
Extensive pistachio recalls expanded during the week to include candy, cakes and pies, and snacks.
The products may be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.
For information, check the Food and Drug Administration Web site at: http://www.fda.gov/pistachios or call 1-888-723-3663.
Here are some of the other products recalled this week:
PRODUCT: Mrs. Grissom's Salads cheese spreads, dips and pimento cheese spread distributed through retail grocery and dollar stores in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and West Virginia.
HOW MANY: Unspecified
WHY: The Worcestershire sauce in the products may contain undeclared anchovies posing a risk of an allergic reaction to those with fish allergies.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
PRODUCT: Joyfair Footwear of Taipei, Taiwan, is recalling women's sling-back, pointed-toe shoes sold under the George brand. The shoes, made in China, come in black, gray and purple and in sizes 5 1/2 to 11. They were sold at Wal-Mart stores from June 2008 through December 2008.
HOW MANY: 200,000 pairs.
WHY: The heels can easily detach and possibly cause a fall. No injuries have been reported.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call 800-925-6278, or visit http://www.walmartstores.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.
PRODUCT: Ross Stores Inc. of Pleasanton, Calif., is recalling wooden folding patio chairs made of eucalyptus. Style number KTOC-1638-ROS is printed on a tag attached to the chair. The chairs, made in Vietnam were sold at Ross Stores nationwide in February.
HOW MANY: 730
WHY: The chair side supports can splinter when weight is placed on them posing a fall hazard. One person reported suffering shoulder pain after her chair collapsed.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call 877-455-7677; or visit http://www.rossstores.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.
PRODUCT: CARS Fleece Clog children's shoes, made in China, and sold at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. from September 2008 to March 2009. The Buster Brown & Co. shoes are red plastic-molded clogs with a fleece lining. They're designed to resemble a car and were sold in infant sizes 4 to 6 and toddler sizes 7 to 11. Each side of the shoe has two red and black decorative wheels and the number "95."
HOW MANY: 73,000 in the United States and 18,000 in Canada.
WHY: Decorative wheels on the shoes can detach and young children could choke on them. The company received one report of a wheel detaching from the shoe. No injuries have been reported.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call 888-869-1044; or visit http://www.busterbrownshoes.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.
PRODUCT: Asia Cash & Carry Inc. is recalling Crown Farms brand "KESKI" Frozen Fish (Bangladeshi Freshwater Fish) distributed to retail stores in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. The fish was imported from Bangladesh and distributed in cases containing vacuum-packed 300-gram packages with a production date of July 2008, expiration date June 2010 and the UPC code 5060065431145. There are 32 packages in a case.
HOW MANY: 34 cases
WHY: The fish could be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. No illnesses have been reported, according to the company
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call 718-894-2505, Monday through Friday, 9 am-4 pm EDT.
PRODUCT: GE Profile Freestanding Dual Fuel Ranges, made in Mexico and manufactured by GE Consumer & Industrial, of Louisville, Ky. The products were sold in white, black, bisque and stainless steel at department and appliance stores nationwide from June 2002 through December 2005. The recalled ranges have various model and serial numbers, which can be found on the left inside corner of the bottom drawer.
The recall includes appliances with a model number that begins with J2B900. These recalled models have serial numbers that start with the following letters: LD, MD, RD, SD, TD, VD, ZD, AF, DF, FF, GF, HF, LF and MF.
This recall also includes ovens with a model number that start with J2B915. These models carry serial numbers that begin with the following letters: MF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG and ZG.
HOW MANY: 28,000
WHY: The wiring in the rear of the range can overheat, which poses as a fire and burn hazard to consumers. The company has received 47 reports of overheated wiring, including 33 reports of wiring that caught fire. One home was structurally damaged, the company said. There have been 14 reports of minor property damage, and no injuries have been reported.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call 888-352-9764; or visit http://www.geappliances.com/recall or http://www.cpsc.gov.
PRODUCT: Fine Land Corp., of Brooklyn, N.Y., is recalling Mong Lee Shang Brand Dry Bamboo Shoots produced in Taiwan and sold in 6-ounce clear plastic packages in stores nationwide.
HOW MANY: Not specified.
WHY: The product contains sulfites not declared on the label. People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume the product. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported, according to the company.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call 718-714-1850.
PRODUCT: Signature Gourmet 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemakers and Kitchen Gourmet 10-Cup Coffeemakers, made in China and distributed by Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., sold at Walgreens stores nationwide from June 2004 through March 2009. Signature Gourmet coffee makers are black with a model number of XQ-673BT or CM4193D. The item number is W14A5084. Kitchen Gourmet coffee makers are white with a model number of XQ-673K and an item number of W14A3714.
HOW MANY: 500,000
WHY: The coffee makers can ignite because of an electrical failure. The company has received 23 reports of the coffee makers igniting, which led to property damage. No injuries have been reported.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call 877-546-4835; or visit http://www.aticousa.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.
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