Product recalls: dehumidifiers, play yards

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Recall news

The following recalls have been announced:

—Nipro Medical Corp. of Miami is recalling all GlucoPro Insulin Syringes with expiration dates before Nov. 1, 2011, not including the GlucoPro syringe for use with the Amigo insulin pump, because the needles can detach. This defect could allow the needle to get stuck in the insulin vial, be pushed backed into the syringe or stay in the skin after injection. No injuries have been reported. The needles were available nationwide, including Puerto Rico. Details: by phone at 305-599-7174, extension 249.

—The Wisconsin Cheeseman is recalling nine products bearing the Parkers Farm Inc. logo because they could be contaminated with listeria, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. It can also result in miscarriage or stillbirth among pregnant women. No illness has been reported. The recalled products were available nationwide from the company’s catalog and Web site. Details: by phone at 800-698-1751.

—About 162,000 Lysol steam cleaning mops, made in China by Conair Corp. of Stamford, Conn., because hot water mixed with Lysol can spurt out and rupture the product, posing a burn and laceration hazard to consumers. Conair received 14 reports of hot water forcefully spilling out of the water reservoir compartment. There were two minor burn injuries to consumers who sought medical attention. The recalled Lysol steam cleaning mops by Conair have the model numbers SM10L or SM10LR. They were sold at department, drug, hardware and home improvement stores and other retailers nationwide and online from September 2006 through September 2009. Details: on the Web at or

—About 37,000 Thermador built-in ovens, made in the U.S. by BSH Home Appliances Corp. of Huntington Beach, Calif. There are gaps in the oven’s insulation that can overheat, and when used in the self-cleaning mode, it can cause nearby cabinets to catch fire. About 42,000 Thermador-brand built-in ovens were previously recalled in 2007 after BSH Home Appliances Corp. received 10 reports of incidents. The company has received three other reports of incidents, including two involving fires that damaged nearby cabinets. No injuries have been reported. The ovens were sold at appliance and specialty stores nationwide from June 2004 through July 2007. Details: by phone at 800-701-5230; on the Web at or

—About 18,000 Horizon Fitness and LIVESTRONG Fitness elliptical trainers, made in China and distributed by Johnson Health Tech North America Inc. of Cottage Grove, Wis., because the foot pedal can become disengaged, posing a fall hazard. The company knows of 58 reports of the foot pedal disengaging. No injuries have been reported. The recalled elliptical trainers were sold at sporting goods stores nationwide and online between October and November 2009. For more information, consumers can call 800-962-3596; on the Web at or or

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