Recent product recalls

By Robin Melen on May 2, 2012 12:01:00 am

Recall-alert-newSIPPY CUPS Approximately 264,000 Target Home Bunny sippy cups sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from February 2012 through April 5, 2012 for $3. The ear on the bunny sippy cup can poke a child in the eye area while using the cup for drinking, posing an injury hazard. Target has received six reports of incidents where the plastic ear poked children during routine use of the product. Cuts and bruises were reported in three of these reports.
IF YOU OWN ONE Return it to any Target store for a full refund. Call 800-440-0680 for more information, or go to

DOG FOOD Diamond Pet Foods is expanding a voluntary recall to include Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food as well as Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food. The company took this precautionary measure because sampling revealed Salmonella in the products. No dog illnesses have been reported. Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
Click here for the specific Puppy Formula products, and click here for the Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul products.
The recalled Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food was distributed in the following 12 states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The other
 was distributed in Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia. Both products may have been further distributed to additional states through pet food channels.
IF YOU OWN SOME For information, call  Diamond Pet Foods at 800-442-0402 or go to

HIGH-PRESSURE DIVING HOSES About 17,000 Miflex high-pressure scuba-diving hoses sold at scuba diving retailers and online between May 2009 and April 2012 for between $44 and $60 for individual hoses. The diving hose can rupture reducing the available air supply to the diver, posing a drowning hazard. XS Scuba has received reports of 189 hose failures. There have been no reports of injuries.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact XS Scuba to receive instructions for obtaining a free replacement hose. Call 888-249-5404 or go to for more information.

GIRLS' JACKETS About 13,000 "Me Jane" and "B-Hip Kids by Me Jane" girls' jackets with faux fur trim sold exclusively at Ross Stores, Inc. nationwide from November 2011 through January 2012 for about $20. The jackets have drawstrings at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors and pose an entanglement hazard to young children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) about drawstrings in children's upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July, 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC's actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
IF YOU OWN ONE Remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard and contact Louise Paris for instructions on how to receive a full refund. Call 877-537-7517 or send an e-mail to

SIMILARLY, YOUTH JACKET About 5,000 PUMA USA V-Konstruct training jackets with pockets sold at clothing retail stores nationwide and online from January 2007 through January 2012 for between $12 and $55.
IF YOU OWN ONE Return the jacket to the retailer to obtain a full refund. Call PUMA North America Inc. at 855-351-7489 or e-mail the firm at

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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