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Consumer Recalls: MZB Children’s “Light Up” Watches

About 1.9 million MZB Children’s “Light Up” Watches have been recalled because the case-back of the watch can detach and expose the interior to water, posing a risk of skin irritation, redness, rashes or chemical burns. This recall involves 303 styles of “Light Up” watches that are identified by style number. A complete list of the serial numbers is listed on the firm’s website. The watches have a flexible plastic wristband sold in multiple colors including pink, pink with white snowflakes, green, blue and navy blue. “MZB” and the style number are printed on the case-back of the watches. The affected watches were sold at Kmart, Kohl’s, Walmart and other retailers nationwide from October 2012 through June 2015 for between $5 and $20. Consumers should immediately take the recalled watches away from children and contact MZB for a refund.

Contact MZB toll free at (888) 770-7085 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online and click on Product Safety Notice tab at the top of the homepage for more information.

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Consumer Recalls: Keurig MINI Plus Brewing Systems

by Tara Kuczykowski on December 26, 2014 · 0 comments

Consumer Recalls: Keurig MINI Plus Brewing Systems

A recall has been announce on Keurig MINI Plus Brewing Systems because water can overheat during brewing, spray out and burn consumers. This recall includes Keurig MINI Plus Brewing Systems with model number K10 (previously identified as model number B31) and have an identification number starting with “31” followed by a range of numbers printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the brewer. They are single-serve, hot beverage brewers and were sold in 13 different colors with silver trim. Colors include black, red, white, cobalt blue, aqua blue, purple, platinum, emerald, yellow, orchid, bayberry, mauve and poinciana. The recalled brewers measure about 11 inches tall, have a “Brew” button, three cup size brewing options (6 oz., 8 oz. and 10 oz.), and a removable drip tray. The water tank is located on top of the unit towards the back. K10 is marked on the packaging. Recalled units were produced between December 2009 and July 2014 and can be identified by the serial number printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the brewer. Consumers should contact Keurig for a free repair and steps to avoid a burn injury. The affected brewers were sold at Kmart, Kohl’s, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide, and online at www.keurig.com, www.greenmountaincoffee.com and www.keurig.ca from December 2009 through December 2014 for about $100.

Consumer Contact: Keurig Green Mountain toll-free at (844) 255-7886 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on Saturday or Sunday or online (click on “Product Recall” for more information).

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Consumer Recalls: Graco Strollers and Travel Systems

by Tara Kuczykowski on November 21, 2014 · 0 comments

Consumer Recalls: Graco Strollers and Travel Systems

Graco has issued a recall on Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate Model Strollers and Travel Systems because the folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard. For a complete description and list of model numbers go here. The recalled items were sold at Target, Toys R Us, Walmart and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Walmart.com and other online retailers from August, 2000 through November, 2014 for about $40-70/stroller and about $140-$170/Travel System. Consumers should contact Graco immediately for a free repair kit which will be available at the beginning of December, 2014. While waiting for a repair kit, caregivers should exercise extreme care when unfolding the stroller to be certain that the hinges are firmly locked before placing a child in the stroller. Caregivers are advised to immediately remove the child from a stroller that begins to fold to keep their fingers from the side hinge area.

Contact Graco Children’s Products at 800-345-4109 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online and click on the “Help Center” at the top and Recall and Safety Notifications for more information.

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Kraft Cheese Recall Notice

by Tara Kuczykowski on September 4, 2014 · 0 comments


Kraft has voluntarily recalled some regular Kraft American Singles - be sure to check your SKU's and "Best When Used By" dates to know if you should return yours for a refund or exchange. The recalled “Best When Used By” dates are February 20, 2015 and February 21, 2015.

Consumers who purchased any of these products should not eat them. They should return them to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers also can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-396-5512.

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Consumer Recalls: Fitbit Force Activity-Tracking Wristband

The Fitbit Force Wireless Activity-Tracking Wristbands with model numbers FB402BK, FB402BKS, FB402SL and FB402SLS have been recalled due to the risk of skin irritation . The wristband operates as a pedometer, sleep monitor and watch and is made of plastic with a stainless steel casing and clasp and a small LED display screen. The display screen is flush with the top side of the band and a control button is on one side of the band. The wristband is about 3/4 inch wide and comes in large and small sizes and in the colors black or slate. The model number is on the back of the recalled wristband below the charging port. The affected wristbands were sold at AT&T, Apple Stores, Best Buy, Brookstone, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Radio Shack, REI, Sports Authority, Target and other stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com and Fitbit.com from October 2013 to February 2014 for about $130.

Consumers should contact Fitbit for a full refund at (888) 656-6381 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET daily or online and click on Recall/Safety Info on the right side of the page next to Terms of Use for more information.

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