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Recalls this week: baby recliners, gloves, mowers

Fri, 07/30/2010 - 12:13pm
The Associated Press

Recliners designed to help fussy babies sleep top this week's list of recalls. Babies can be at risk of being trapped or suffocating if they're left in a recliner placed in a crib, rather than on the floor. Federal officials are investigating a report of a 4-month-old girl from Michigan who died in a Nap Nanny recliner that was being used in a crib.

Other recalls this week involve lacrosse gloves with screen-printed ink containing high levels of lead; riding lawn mowers that could pose a fire hazard; and potentially contaminated alfalfa sprout products and cat food.

Here are items recalled this week:

BABY RECLINERS

DETAILS: Baby Matters LLC of Berwyn, Pa., is recalling Nap Nanny portable baby recliners, which are designed to help fussy babies sleep better. The Nap Nanny was designed to mimic the curves of a car seat — elevating a baby slightly to help reduce reflux, gas, stuffiness or other problems. The recliners were made in the U.S. and China, and sold at toy and children's stores nationwide and online from January 2009 through this month. They cost about $130.

WHY: A baby can become trapped, or possibly suffocate or fall, when the recliners are used in a crib. The Nap Nanny is not meant to be used in a crib and instead should be placed on the floor away from other products.

INCIDENTS: CPSC says it's investigating a report that a 4-month-old girl from Royal Oak, Mich., died in a Nap Nanny that was being used in a crib. The agency says it is aware of 22 reports of infants, mostly under 5 months, falling over the side of the Nap Nanny despite most of the babies being strapped into the harness.

HOW MANY: About 30,000

FOR MORE: Visit http://www.cpsc.gov or call 888-240-4282; or visit http://www.napnanny/com/recall.___________

LACROSSE GLOVES

DETAILS: Brine, a division of Warrior Sports Inc., of Warren, Mich., is recalling youth- and adult-sized gloves used by lacrosse players. The black-and-white Brine VIP gloves were manufactured in Vietnam, and sold at sporting goods stores nationwide between July 2009 and June 2010 for about $50.

WHY: Screen printing ink used on the silver triad logo on the back of the glove contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal health standard for lead paint.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 7,000

FOR MORE: Visit http://www.cpsc.gov or call 888-542-8834; or visit http://www.brine.com/recall

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RIDING LAWN MOWERS

DETAILS: Husqvarna Professional Products Inc., of Charlotte, N.C., is recalling certain gas-powered Husqvarna riding lawn tractors designed for home use. The U.S.-manufactured mowers were sold by Husqvarna authorized dealers nationwide from January 2010 to May 2010 for about $3,000.

WHY: The fuel line on the rear-mounted fuel tank is too long and can rub on moving parts while the tractor is in use, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: The company has received 53 reports of fuel line damage. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 1,700.

FOR MORE: Visit http://www.cpsc.gov or call 877-257-6921; or visit http://www.husqvarna.us/july2010Alert.

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ALFALFA SPROUTS

DETAILS: Specialty Farms of Bridgeport, Conn., is recalling certain alfalfa sprout products.

WHY: The products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The recall covers certain lots of Specialty Farms brand Organic Alfalfa Sprouts Blend and Organic Sprout Salad; Stop & Shop brand Natures Promise Organic Alfalfa Sprouts; and Natures Promise Organic Zesty Sprouts. All products with best-if-sold-by dates of Aug. 4 and later are not included in this recall. The products have been distributed in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

INCIDENTS: No illnesses reported.

FOR MORE: Call Specialty Farms at 203-366-6919.

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CAT FOOD

DETAILS: Procter & Gamble Co. is recalling two lots of Iams brand renal dry cat food, available by prescription through veterinary clinics.

WHY: The cat food could be contaminated with salmonella, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in those with weakened immune systems. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration analysis identified positive results on two lots of Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal 5.5 lbs: numbers 01384174B4 0 19014 21405 1 and 01384174B2 0 19014 21405 1. Codes are found in the lower right corner on the back of the bag.

FOR MORE: Call P&G at 877-894-4458.

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