CR FEATURE: This Week in Recalls
Johnson & Johnson is recalling wholesale lots of Tylenol, Sudafed, and other nonprescription drugs. The recalled drugs were made at the companyâ€™s Fort Washington, Pa. plant, which was closed for insufficient manufacturing practices last April.
Indianapolis-based Candy Co. has recalled the unfortunately-named Toxic Waste brand Nuclear Sludge Chew Bar candies after California officials said they found traces of lead. Pregnant women or parents of children who have consumed the bar should consult a physician immediately.
White-Rodgers is recalling home heating and cooling thermostats after determining them to be a fire hazard. The programmable thermostats constantly charge the backup batteries used to power the thermostatâ€™s clock, causing batteries to leak and possibly catch fire.
Bristol-Meyers is recalling 64 million tablets of the blood pressure medicine Avalide, due to the drugâ€™s potential for reduced effectiveness. The drug, which has been recalled previously, is manufactured in plants in Humacal, Puerto Rico and Evansville, Indiana.
Hooded wind/rain jackets made by Prairie Mountain Inc. are being recalled due to a strangulation hazard. The youth jackets were distributed at vacation gift shops nationwide from Feb. 2010 through July 2010 for about $20.
Certain packs of semi-sweet chocolate chips produced by Barry Callebaut USA LLC have been recalled due to an undeclared milk protein. The chocolate chips were sold under the Kroger Value brand, and may prove dangerous for those with milk allergies or sensitivities.
Cool-it soother teething rings by Vulli have been pulled off the shelves due to the possibility of bacteria and mold growing inside the teetherâ€™s untreated liquid. This may pose an ingestion hazard to infants and lead to diarrhea or vomiting.
Breakfast Stackers Sausage, Egg & Cheese products contain undeclared monosodium glutamate (MSG) that is not declared on the product label. About 102,000 pounds of Breakfast Stackers products were recalled.
Dehumidifiers produced by the GE and Professional Brand were recalled when the product was discovered to short circuit, posing a fire hazard. The 30- and 40-pint dehumifiers were sold nationwide at retailers that include Walmart.
Honda Motor recalled 2010 Accords and CRVs due to a stalling risk. According to the company, these models may have been damaged during engine installation.