Tassimo Recall *Must Read*

tassimo recallTassimo Single-Cup Coffee Makers Recalled by BSH Home Appliances Due to Burn Hazard

I just found this online and we have a Tassimo, and since we have done a few giveaways for them, I wanted to be sure to share this.  I’m glad they are taking steps to keep consumers safe, but please let people know that may have one so they can stop using it until they get the replacement part!

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Tassimo Single-Cup Brewers

Units: About 835,000 in the United States and an additional 900,000 in Canada

Manufacturer: BSH Home Appliances Corp., of Irvine, Calif.

Hazard: The plastic disc, or T Disc, that holds the coffee or tea can burst and spray hot liquid and coffee grounds or tea leaves onto consumers using the brewer and onto bystanders, posing a burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been 140 reports of incidents with the brewers spraying hot liquid, coffee grounds or tea leaves onto consumers, including 37 reports of second-degree burn injuries. One incident involved a 10-year-old girl from Minnesota who received second-degree burns to her face and neck and had to be hospitalized. [click to continue…]

Ground Turkey *RECALL* Must read!!

MAJOR GROUND TURKEY RECALL!! 

Cargill, a major meat distributer, is recalling 36 million pounds of ground turkey linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak that has killed one person in California and sickened at least 76 others. Both fresh and frozen turkey is being recalled. Government officials state that contaminated ground turkey is safe to eat if it is cooked to 165 degrees. (Um…I’m not sure I’m down with that!)   [click to continue…]

*RECALL* Certain 2006 and 2007 Model Year Toyota Highlander Hybrid and RX 400h Vehicles

Toyota Announces Voluntary Safety Recall of Certain 2006 and 2007 Model Year Highlander Hybrid and RX 400h Vehicles

The Intelligent Power Module (IPM) located inside the Hybrid System Inverter contains a control board with transistors. Certain transistors on the control boards in some of the subject vehicles were inadequately soldered and could be damaged from heat caused by a large current flow during high-load driving.

If this were to occur, various warning lamps will illuminate on the instrument panel. In most cases the vehicle will enter a fail-safe driving mode, resulting in reduced power in which the vehicle can still be driven for short distances. In limited instances, the power supply circuit fuse could blow when the transistor is damaged. If the fuse blows, the hybrid system will stop and the vehicle will coast to a stop.

Toyota is currently working on obtaining the necessary replacement parts. Once the replacement parts are available, we will notify owners. In the Interim, owners of the involved vehicles will be notified of the recall by first class mail in mid-July, 2011.

Once the replacement parts have been produced in sufficient quantities, Toyota will send a second owner notification by first class mail advising owners to make an appointment with an authorized Toyota dealer to have the IPM inspected and if necessary replaced at no charge.

Detailed information and answers to questions are available to customers at www.toyota.com/recall and the Toyota Customer Experience Center (1 800-331-4331) or www.lexus.com/recall and Lexus Customer Satisfaction (1 800-255-3987).

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*RECALL* Target Infant Girls’ Circo Sandals

This makes me *almost* happy that my almost 2 year old threw one of these in the garbage on trash day a few weeks ago…although I’d be able to return for a new pair if she hadn’t…I love these sandals, they are adorable!!

Name of Product: Circo Aloma Infant Girls Sandals   [click to continue…]

*RECALL* Britax B-Nimble Stroller: Risk of Brake Failure

No reported injuries, kudos to Britax for acting on this so quickly.  Be sure if you have a B-Nimble to check your model number immediately!!

Name of product: B-Nimble Strollers

Units: About 20,000 in the United States and 800 in Canada

Importer: Britax Child Safety Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.

Hazard: An audible click heard when the brake pedal is pressed can give a false impression that the brake is fully engaged when it is not. When the brake is not engaged, the stroller can move unexpectedly posing a risk of injury to the child occupant.

Incidents/Injuries: Britax has received seven reports of the brake not being fully engaged. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves B-Nimble umbrella strollers manufactured on or after August 1, 2010. Strollers included in the recall have model numbers U311771, U311773, U311775 and U311780. The date of manufacture labels and model numbers can be found on the lower frame/tube on either the left or the right side. The strollers were sold in a variety of colors including black and silver, Cowmooflage (black and white), green and red.

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Quality Bicycle Products Recalls Civia Bicycle Racks Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Carrier rack for mounting over front bicycle wheel

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