Recalls

November 30, 2008

Nov. 26:

Name of product: Century Cookware Stainless Steel Stockpots

Units: About 7,000

Importer: Ocean State Jobbers Inc., of North Kingstown, R.I.

Hazard: The stainless steel pots have metal handles that can detach during use.

Sold at: All Ocean State Job Lot stores throughout New England from July 2008 through October 2008 for between $12 and $25.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the stockpots and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer contact: Ocean State Jobbers at 800-603-9601 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit www.oceanstatejoblot.com

Nov. 25:

Name of product: Heavy Duty Acidic Cleaner

Manufacturer: DuPont of Wilmington, Del.

Hazard: Pressure can build up in a full or nearly full bottle of the acidic cleaner when it is stored in elevated temperatures over an extended period of time, which can result inleaking from underneath the cap. If the product comes into contact with skin, it can cause severe skin irritation.

Description: Heavy Duty Acidic Cleaner is used to clean ceramic and porcelain tile and grout. It was sold in silver-colored 1-quart plastic bottles. "DuPont" and "Heavy Duty Acidic Cleaner" are printed on the front of the bottle. UPC code 6-69009-71003-9 is printed on the back label.

Sold at: Lowe's stores from March 2008 through October 2008 for about $7.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bottles if there are signs of leakage. Even if there is no leakage, use gloves when handling the recalled bottles and contact DuPont to receive a free replacement bottle cap. Consumers should not return the product to Lowe's.

Consumer contact: DuPont toll-free at 888-241-2780 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or www.stonecare.dupont.com

Nov. 20:

Name of product: Anthropologie Tin Candles

Importer: Candela Group, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The candle flames could flare up out of the tin container during the burning of the last half-inch of wax, posing a fire and burn hazard.

Sold at: Anthropologie stores from September 2008 through October 2008 for about $20.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the candles and call Candela for a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope in which to return the candle for a full refund.

Consumer contact: Candela Group toll-free at 866-961-9050 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.candelagroup.org

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