Friday, March 18, 2011

Recalls: Pogosticks, Honda Civic, Diet Pills

Recall Time again :) Do find all the recent recall news head on over here :)
Budget Savvy Diva breaks recall news first! So make sure to check out Budget Savvy Diva everyday to keep informed

Pogo Sticks

When I think of Pogo Sticks I always think of danger - but THESE pogo sticks add an extra punch - lol- nearly 170,000 pogo sticks have been recalled due to risk of serious injury.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued the recall of California-based pogo stick maker Bravo Sports products after more than 120 injuries from the toy were reported.

Injuries ranged from a chipped tooth, to facial lacerations, to an inner thigh injury.

The Problem with the Pogo Sticks - The aluminum rivets can break and and release the spring, in which event the user could be scraped, or fall down.

Maker: Bravo Sports

Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled products and return them to any Sports Authority location, where they will receive full refund.


The new Honda Civic fuel pump recall affects 18,056 units.

The culprit in the new recall is the "roll-over valve" (ROV), which is an internal component of the vehicle's fuel pump module. In the event of a rollover accident, this valve prevents gasoline from running out of the top of the tank through the openings intended for the evaporative system and fuel pump itself. Honda noticed during assembly that a portion of the ROV may have been damaged during shipping to the plant where the fuel pump module is built. This valves only purpose is to prevent fuel from running out when the car rolls so keeping the car on all 4 wheels should prevent any further issues from occurring but since there is a clear danger in the event of an accident, Honda is recalling these models back to the dealerships.

Based on how the possible defect was discovered, it would leave one to believe that the recent batch of Honda Civics built are affected by this problem so if you bought a Civic in the last few weeks, you may want to check with your local dealership to see if your 2011 Civic is included in the fuel pump recall.

The recall is expected to officially begin in April, at which point the owners of the 18,056 Honda Civics will be asked to return to the dealership where a certified Honda technician will remove, inspect and, if necessary, replace the fuel pump module if the roll-over valve shows any sign of damage.



The Food Standards Australian New Zealand (FSANZ) announced the national recall of the product after the tests showing that some batches contained nuts that were not listed on the box. The nuts in the product may not be the candlenuts but the poisonous seed of the Yellow Oleander. The costumers should be cautious on buying products they hardly knew. Consumers are advised to stop consuming the product right away and those with health concerns should report to the doctor right away. For some who still have the product, they can return it to purchase immediate full cash refund.

The product has a package name called "The Natural Secret of South America." It is listed as made in Brazil containing 12 seeds in each box. Yellow Oleander is plant species in Australia. The Queensland Poisonous Information Center warned the public about toxic effect of every part of the plant particularly the fruit and the seed when eaten. The plant has been reported to be responsible of the death of several children.

Symptoms include burning sensation in the mouth, diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness and irregular heartbeat. Seek medical help right away once you have eaten any part of the plan. The faster you get medical help, the higher chance of recovery.

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