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Homelite Pressure Washer Attachment Recall announced – Sold exclusively at Home Depot

Homelite Pressure washer with the Surface Cleaner Attachment - credit: CPSC.gov

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) along with Health Canada and Homelite Consumer Products Inc., announced a recall for the Homelite Surface Cleaner Attachments that go on the Homelite Pressure Washers. The attachment could break, and when under pressure from the washer, cause injury to consumers and damage to the main unit.

The Homelite Pressure Washer Surface Cleaner Attachments were sold exclusively at Home Depot. Around 40,000 of these attachments are being recalled in the US and 1,200 in Canada. They were sold as a separate attachment for around $70, and when bundled with the pressure washer, they sold for around $450. The attachments were sold at Home Depots nationwide between February 2010 through June 2011.

Starbucks Bistro Box recall announced in Georgia and Alabama

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Department of Agriculture announced a recall on July 19, for two Starbucks Bistro Box meals that were prepared by Flying Food Group, LLC. The food company made the Bistro Box meals for distribution at Starbucks coffee locations in Georgia and Alabama. There was 204 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken meals that may have had Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled products had "best if used by" July 15, 2011 stamped on the package. If people have become ill after eating this product, they should consult with a medical professional.

Only some of these products are involved in the recall:

8.4-ounce packages of "STARBUCKS CHIPOTLE CHICKEN WRAPS Bistro Box"

6.3-ounce packages of "STARBUCKS CHICKEN & HUMMUS Bistro Box"

Hamilton Beach Toaster Recall announced for Fire Hazard Risk

Hamilton Beach 2-slice toaster recall - CPSC.gov

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of a 2-slice Hamilton Beach Toaster. The toaster model may not pop-up when done and cause the food being toasted to catch fire. The company received 15 reports of toasters that did not work correctly. No injuries were reported, but three reports had damage to the kitchen cabinets.

There are around 300,000 of the Hamilton Beach 2-slice toasters involved in this recall. They were sold nationwide at brick-and-mortar retail stores and online stores between February 2008 through June 2011. The cost of the toaster was between $30 and $40.

Another Tylenol Recall announced this June 2011

Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets

(Best Syndication News) - There is a new Tylenol Recall announced on June 28, 2011, which involves one lot of TYLENOL®, Extra Strength Caplets. The product was recalled after the makers, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, received complaints from consumers of a musty, moldy odor smell coming from the OTC medicine. The product was recalled voluntarily as a precautionary measure.

The company said that the smell comes from a trace amount of chemical 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA). The Tylenol caplets were manufactured in February 2009.

Symptoms reported with this have been temporary and have been only non-serious gastrointestinal symptoms. The company says it would be very rare for a serious medical event to occur from this recalled medication.

Salmonella Contamination suspected in Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts from Evergreen Produce

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Evergreen Produce brand alfalfa sprouts and spicy sprouts may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis and consumers should not eat it. The FDA suspects that these sprouts might be associated with 20 cases of people getting sickened in four states.

The sprouts are packaged in plastic bags that have the labels of “Evergreen Produce” or “Evergreen Produce Inc.” The alfalfa sprouts come in 4 ounce and 16 ounce with pre-printed labels. The 1-pound and 5-pound bags have stickers for the labels. The spicy sprout packaging comes in 4 ounce plastic bags with pre-printed labels, with the 1-pound packages coming in plastic bags with stickers for labels.

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