Thursday, March 20, 2008

Recall Roundup:

News Round Up

Reebok to Pay Record $1,000,000 Civil Penalty for Violation of FederalHazardous Substances Act
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that a manufacturer of athletic shoes and apparel has agreed to pay the government a $1,000,000 civil penalty. This penalty, which has been provisionally accepted, is the largest for a Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) violation and follows a recall announced by CPSC and Reebok of 300,000 bracelets.

Food For Life Baking Co., Inc. Recalls Spelt Bread
Food For Life Baking Company of Corona, California is voluntarily recalling 2,241 cases of Spelt Bread (UPC# 07347200168) because they contain spelt grain which is known to be a hybrid of wheat. People who have allergies to wheat or those with Celiac Disease may run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume spelt products.

Williams Foods, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Bass Pro Shops Uncle Buck's Light 'N Krispy Fish Batter Mixes
Williams Foods Inc, of Lenexa KS., is voluntarily recalling 22 ounce canisters of Bass Pro Shops Uncle Buck's Light 'n Krispy Original and Light 'n Krispy Hot & Spicy Fish Batter Mixes and 8 ounce pouches of Bass Pro Shops Uncle Buck's Light 'n Krispy Original Fish Batter Mix because the products contain undeclared milk

Progress Lighting Recalls Ceiling-Mounted Outdoor Light Fixtures; Lights Can Fall Off Mounting and Injure Consumers
Name of Product: Progress Lighting Outdoor Ceiling Light Fixtures Units: About 1,000Importer: Progress Lighting, of Greenville, S.C. Manufacturer: Pegtom, of Hong Ding, China

Salton Inc. Recalls Electric Toasters Due to Fire Hazard
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Electric Toasters Units: About 12,000

Acme Issues Voluntary Recall for Acme Labeled Cinnamon Rolls with Icing
Acme Markets is issuing a voluntary recall on all codes of Acme label 4-pack cinnamon rolls with icing due to the undeclared milk ingredient.


In other blogs:

Sailor Has Been Cooperating with the FBI, Will Resign Today
3/18/08 WALTER RONNIE ("Ron") SAILOR, JR., 33, of Norcross, Georgia, pleaded guilty today in federal district court to a felony criminal information charging him with laundering and attempting to launder what he believed to be drug proceeds, after taking possession and agreeing to launder a total of approximately $375,000 of cash from the purported sale of cocaine.

Jim Ogonowski to Run Against John Kerry
"You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."- John KerryDear Fellow Conservative,

Campaign to Counter Statements of Jeremiah Wright
Prominent Black Minister Launches Campaign to Counter the Statements of Jeremiah Wright and Express Concern that Media are Smearing Black Preachers and Churches with the Implication that Wright's Distorted Views Represent Black Christianity

It's worse than I thought...
I've questioned before in past blogs, somewhat tongue in cheek, whether the Chinese are out to get us with bad products. We've had recall after recall of toxic lead painted trinkets and toys, toasters that catch on fire when empty, lights that break and fall on heads, candles that burn strange and potentially cause fires, and the list goes on an on.

Urgent Letter From Christopher Ruddy Publisher,
Dear Reader: Two Marines need your help . . . again. Last year, I wrote to you about the plight of three American heroes, Lance Cpl. Stephen Tatum, Lance Cpl. Justin Sharratt, and Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich. The three were under investigation for allegations that they committed atrocities in Haditha, Iraq, in November 2005.

Carrollton High School Performing Arts presents The Sound of Music
Friday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 12 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center Theatre. Directed by Brenda Sue Holcombe. Tickets are $7. Call 770-834-2116 for more information or tickets. Tickets may also be purchased at the Cultural Arts Center.

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