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July 25, 2012 / Admin

Product Recalls for Children and Food Products

There have been a series of product recalls this week, dealing with children’s strollers and food products.  A summary is below:

1. Peg Perego Strollers: Peg Perego has recalled 223,000 of its Venezia and Pliko-P3 stroller models because of entrapment and strangulation risk. Manufactured between January, 2004 and September, 2007, the recalled strollers were sold nationwide at retailers like Babies R Us and Buy Buy Baby from January 2004 through September 2010. Two incidents were reported back in 2004 and 2006. In 2006, a 7-month-old in New York was nearly strangled when her head became trapped between the seat and the tray of a Peg Perego stroller.  In 2004, a 6-month-old in California died of strangulation after his head was trapped between the seat and the tray of the stroller. If you own one of the recalled Peg Perego strollers, you should stop using it and contact Peg Perego for a free repair kit.

2. Kolcraft Contours Tandem Strollers: Contour Tandem strollers have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) due to fall and choking hazards. About 5,600 of the strollers sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Target.com, Amazon.com and other juvenile product specialty stores nationwide between February 2012 and July 2012 for about $250 have been recalled. Manufactured in China, the front wheel assembly can break, posing a fall hazard to the child in the stroller. For strollers manufactured in January and February of 2012, the nuts that hold the stroller’s basket support screws   can detach and pose a choking hazard to young children. Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the company to receive free replacement wheels. Consumers with strollers manufactured in January and February 2012 will also receive replacement nuts for the basket support screws.

3. Chicco Polly High Chairs: 45,500 of Chicco Polly High Chairs sold in the U.S. have been recalled due to children falling on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair resulting in a bruise or laceration injury. There are 21 reports of incidents in which a child fell against the peg and sustained injuries, including four laceration injuries requiring medical attention and one scratched cornea. Manufactured in China, the high chairs were sold at retail stores like Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Buy Buy Baby, Shopko and Toys R Us and online outlets like Albeebaby.com, Amazon.com, Babyage.com, Babysupermart.com, Diapers.com and Target.com from January, 2005 through July, 2012, priced between $100 and $150. Consumers should stop using the high chairs and contact Chicco for a free peg cover kit.

4. Gills Onions, LLC Chopped Onions: Gills Onions, LLC of Oxnard, CA issued a recall after they were notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that a random sample of diced yellow onions collected tested positive for Listeria.  These products, packaged under “Gill’s Onions,” were shipped between July 2 and 4, 2012 to retailers in Canada and in eight U.S. states, including California, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Washington. Gills Onions is contacting all retailers who bought the recalled product and asking them to remove it from shelves and notify store customers of the recall. Anyone who purchased the recalled product should not consume it and should destroy or discard it.

5. Buona Vita Frozen Meatballs: Buona Vita, Inc. of New Jersey is recalling their frozen ready-to-eat meat and poultry products for possible Listeria contamination. The recall involves 72,510 pounds of meatballs.  Brands included in the recall are Silver Lake, Buono Gusto, Mamma Cacciatore, Pisa Brand, and Sapore Italiano.  The products were produced on June 26, 2012 and all have the establishment number “P-954″ or “Est. 954″ inside the USDA mark of inspection. The case code is #1782. Products were sold to distribution facilities nationwide. There have not been any reports of illness associated with the consumption of this product.

If you have purchased a product that has been defective, or caused injury or property damage, contact Khorrami, LLP for a consultation.

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