Recalls this week include toy campsites, truffle puree

Friday, August 6, 2010

Recalls this week: Toy campsites, truffle puree

NEW YORK — Summer is prime time for barbecuing. But anyone spending time in their backyard will want to check this week’s list of recalled items, which includes a patio umbrella.

The umbrellas were imported by Bed Bath & Beyond and can collapse. Three injuries were reported.

Here are the recalled items this week:


DETAILS: The Little People Play ‘n Go Campsites were made in China and imported by Fisher-Price of East Aurora, N.Y. They were sold online and by major retailers, mass merchandisers, discount stores, department stores and toy stores around the country and in Puerto Rico (between October 2009 and August 2010).

WHY: The plastic Sonya Lee figure can break at the waist and expose small parts that pose a choking risk.

INCIDENTS: The company has received eight reports of broken Sonya Lee figures, but no reports of injuries.

HOW MANY: About 96,000. An additional 14,000 are being recalled in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call 800-432-5437; visit or


DETAILS: The cantilever patio umbrellas with solar lights were made in China and imported by Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. of Union, N.J. The umbrellas were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond stores and online through the company’s websites between February and June.

WHY: A plastic connector can break and allow the umbrella to collapse.

INCIDENTS: The company has received 21 reports of umbrellas collapsing, including three reports of injuries.

HOW MANY: About 7,600.



DETAILS: The Madeline bunk beds were made in Vietnam and imported by Pottery Barn Kids, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc. of San Francisco. The beds were sold at Pottery Barn Kids stores, as well as through the company’s catalog and on its website, between July 2009 and March 2010.

WHY: The shape of the end boards could pose an entrapment hazard.

INCIDENTS: No incidents have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 405.

FOR MORE: Call 888-779-8692; visit or


DETAILS: Merrick Pet Care Inc. has expanded its recall of dog treats. The newly recalled Beef Filet Squares, also sold as Texas Hold ‘Ems, were sold in 10-ounce plastic bags marked with the best by date of May 6, 2012, and the lot number 10127.

WHY: They may be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals, and people who handle contaminated pet food can become infected with salmonella, especially if they haven’t thoroughly washed their hands.

INCIDENTS: No illnesses have been reported in people or pets, according to the Amarillo, Texas, company.

FOR MORE: Call 800-664-7387.


DETAILS: The Belle vanity benches were made in China and distributed by Tuesday Morning Stores of Dallas. The benches were sold at Tuesday Morning stores nationwide from May through June.

WHY: The legs can detach and allow the benches to collapse.

INCIDENTS: The importer, LaMont Limited of Burlington, Iowa, has received two reports of detached legs that caused minor injuries.

HOW MANY: About 1,900.

FOR MORE: Call 800-457-0099; visit


DETAILS: Optimus Inc., doing business as Marky’s of Miami, is recalling select packages of three Italian-made Engenio Brezzi truffle puree products. The truffle purees were sold in Arkansas, Alaska, California, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, Tennessee and Virginia between February 2009 and July 2010.

WHY: They could be contaminated with micro-organisms or other harmful substances that could cause gastrointestinal disease or other health problems.

INCIDENTS: No illness has been reported.

FOR MORE: Call 800-522-8427.

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