Ready Pac has issued a recall of almost 300,000 apple slice packages, which were distributed to nationwide retailers and fast food chains, including McDonald’s and Burger King. The recalled apple slices may be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. Affected packages include those with the use-by dates of July 8, 2012 through August 20, 2012.

Check the Ready Pac website for a full list of recalled product descriptions and use-by dates.

No illnesses have been reported, but listeria was found on equipment used to produce apple products by Missa Bay LLC, owned by Ready Pac Foods Inc. of Swedesboro, N.J.

If you have a package of the recalled apple slides, immediately dispose of them and contact Ready Pac Consumer Affairs Department at (800) 800-7822, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) to get a full refund.


Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. is voluntarily recalling from retailers one lot of AVEENO® BABY CALMING COMFORT® LOTION (full product details below) in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.

This recall is being initiated as a precautionary measure after testing of a product sample by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That test indicated that the lot exceeded the specifications for common bacteria, though extensive testing by an independent laboratory afterward did not show that specifications were exceeded. However, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. has voluntarily initiated this recall out of an abundance of caution. This action is not being undertaken on the basis of adverse events and the potential for adverse health effects is remote. Other lots of AVEENO® BABY CALMING COMFORT® LOTION are not affected by this recall and remain available.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the FDA.

Consumers who would like a refund or coupon, or who have questions or concerns about the recalled product, should call our Consumer Call Center at 1-877-298-2525 (available Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time).

The lot number and UPC code for the recalled product is embossed on the tube.

Product Name – Lot Number – UPC Code


On October 11, 2011 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with BOB Trailers, Inc. announced the voluntary recall of the following products: BOB® single and double strollers with Embroidered Canopy Logos. Logos include: BOB®, Ironman®, or Stroller Strides®.

The stroller canopy’s embroidered logo’s backing patch can detach, posing a choking hazard to babies and young children and must be removed to safely use the stroller.

This recall involves all BOB strollers manufactured between November 1998 and November 2010.

The official Press Release is available here.

For further information and instructions, you may visit

BOB is working diligently to resolve any concerns.


Chicago-based Radio Flyer is recalling about 165,000 Scoot ‘n Zoom children’s riding toys due to fall hazard.

The riding toys, made of red molded plastic with black wheels, were sold for about $20 at Walmart and online at and

Ten incidents have been reported with six injuries including damage to teeth and chin lacerations requiring stitches. Incidents were due to the riding toy tipping over and causing the child to fall forward while riding the toy. About 165,000 units have been recalled so far.

The recalled products were sold between August 2010 through August 2011 and have the model number 711, which can be found molded on the underside of the toy.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled products away from children and contact Radio Flyer to receive a free replacement unit or refund.

For additional information, contact Radio Flyer at (800) 621-7613 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website at


Cribs made and sold in the United States will face the toughest safety standards in the world, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced.

Beginning June 28, 2011, the new federal safety requirements ban drop-side cribs, where a side rail can be raised and lowered. They can no longer be manufactured or sold. Hardware, mattress support durability, and slat strength will all undergo tougher testing from the commission.

The new rules also apply to cribs currently in use at child care centers and places of public accommodation. By December 28, 2012, these facilities must use only compliant cribs that meet the new federal safety standards.

If you are considering purchasing new cribs that meet the standards, you may want to ask the manufacturer or retailer whether the crib complies with 16 CFR 1219 (the new standard for full-size cribs) or 16 CFR 1220 (the new standard for non-full-size cribs). They must provide this certification to the retailer.

CPSC will be the main agency enforcing the new crib standards. The initial focus will be on manufacturers and retailers since they must comply with the new standards by June 28, 2011.