Recent product recalls

By Robin Melen on July 6, 2011 12:01:00 am

Recall-alert-new Lots of recalls this week... some, like Roman shades, we see over and over. Stop using Roman shades!!! If you own some, replace the cords!

LIVE BETTER VITAMINS About 12,000 units of Live Better One Daily Tablets and Live Better Complex Vitamin B50 tablets sold at A& P Liquor, A&P, Pathmark, Waldbaum’s, The Food Emporium, Super Fresh, and Food Basics grocery stores in CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, MA, VA and the District of Columbia between June 2009 and October 2010 for about $8.
The iron supplements are not in child-resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. Ingesting multiple iron supplement tablets at once can cause serious injury or death to young children.
IF YOU OWN SOME Call International Vitamin Corporation at 866-927-5470 to receive a free replacement child-resistant cap.

ROMAN SHADES About 45,000 Roman shades sold at The Shade Store’s five showroom locations and online from February 2006 through March 2011 for between $120 and $355 per shade.
Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck.
IF YOU OWN THESE SHADES Call the Window Covering Safety Council at 800-506-4636 anytime or visit for a free repair kit toll-free. The Shade Store is contacting all known customers. Consumers can also contact The Shade Store at 800-754-1455 or by e-mail at
SIMILARLY, The Wm. Wright Co. is recalling about 48,000 Roman shade make-it-yourself kits sold at Walmart, Jo-Ann Stores, and other specialty textile and variety retail shops nationwide from December 2007 through June 2011 for between $20 and $25.
IF YOU OWN THESE SHADES Contact Wm. Wright for a free repair kit including a fabric voucher, new instructions and warning tags. Unused kits should be returned to place of purchase for a redesigned kit. Call 800-545-5740 or go to for information.

TOASTERS About 300,000 Hamilton Beach classic chrome 2-slice toasters sold at mass merchandisers and department, grocery, and home center stores nationwide and various online retailers from February 2008 through June 2011 for between $30 and $40.
The heating element in these toasters can remain energized indefinitely when an item is placed in the toaster which may ignite the contents, posing a fire hazard if the toaster is near flammable items. Hamilton Beach has received 15 reports of toasters that did not pop-up as intended, including three reports of minor damage to kitchen cabinets. There were no reports of injuries.
IF YOU OWN THIS TOASTER Call 800-379-2200 or go to to receive instructions on how to obtain a free replacement toaster.

SWING SETS Approximately 240,000 Adventure Playsets Wooden Swing Sets sold at Academy Sports (the Yukon); Mills and Menards (the Ventura/II) all from 2005 to 2007; Mills (the Belmont) in 2004; Toys-R-Us (the Bellevue/II); and Walmart (the Tacoma/II, Durango/II, and Sedona). The units sold for $300-$600.
The wood in the posts of the fort sections on the swing sets can weaken due to rotting, posing a fall hazard. Adventure Playsets has received more than 500 complaints reporting concern over the weakened wood in the 2x4 plastic-coated uprights. One report of a fall was received when the ladder failed resulting in bruises and scratches.
IF YOU OWN THIS SWING SET Call 877-840-9068, go to, or e-mail the company at for information about a free repair kit. Repair kits will include the appropriate angled or vertical upright posts for each model with instructions for dissembling and reassembling each set.

CHILDREN’S PAIN RELIEVER About 898,000 Rugby Children's Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops sold at drug stores, grocery stores and other retailers nationwide between January 2009 and June 2011 for about $4.
This over-the-counter medicine contains acetaminophen, which calls for child-resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. Although the original bottle has child-resistant packaging, a separate dropper unit provided for dispensing the drug to children does not. When in use, a child can access the medicine, posing serious health problems or death if more than the recommended dosage is consumed.
IF YOU OWN SOME Call 800-258-2471 for a free replacement dropper.

For the latest information on all recalls, go to There you'll find recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, among others.

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Robin Melen

Robin Melen

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Linda McHugh

11:43:33 AM on Wed Jul 6 2011

Do you have a review for the NO NO hair removal system which I'm planning to purchase

Robin Melen

12:25:28 PM on Wed Jul 6 2011

Hi Linda~
No, no we haven't reviewed this product. Let us know what you think! :)
Robin Melen
managing editor

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