Posts Tagged ‘Recalls’

siggWell, the facts are out.  The wildly popular, Swiss-made aluminum bottles made by Sigg are hazardous to our health.  If you ditched all of your evil Nalgenes in favor of Siggs prior to August of 2008 (as my family did) then you have been enjoying your filtered water with a little extra sumpin’ sumpin’ – BPA (Bisphenol-A).  I was able to overlook the fact that the bottles were relatively expensive and that they dented like a sonofabitch with even the gentlest of use (Hey, they were good for the planet and our health-not to mention being Swiss!) but I don’t like being hoodwinked.  Americans may get a bad rap but we are a very health-conscious people.  We aren’t just hanging around, sipping cocoa, eating fondue and lounging in The Alps (like some people I won’t mention…).  As far as I’m concerned, the Swiss have some explaining to do.  What’s next?  News that all of that delicious Swiss chocolate is fattening?  So please Sigg, replace our old, leeching bottles so that we can get back to the business of hanging around, eating Velveeta and sipping BPA-free Kool-aid while lounging on our couches.  Thanks.  Or should I say, “Danke schön”?

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09318Weight Watchers Recalls Plush Hungry Figures and Magnets Due to Puncture Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Hungry Figures and Hungry Magnets

Units: About 420,000 in the United States and 25,000 in Canada

Distributor: Weight Watchers Intl., of New York, N.Y.

Manufacturer: Shanghai Oriland Toys Co. Ltd, of China

****Hazard: Sewing needles have been found in the stuffing of the Hungry Figures, posing a puncture hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Weight Watchers has received two reports from company employees of a sewing needle being found in two Hungry Figures. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The Hungry Figures and Hungry Magnets have orange plush exteriors. The Hungry Figure is about 6 inches long and the Hungry Magnet is about 4 inches long.

Sold exclusively by: Weight Watchers between April 2009 and July 2009 for between $4 and $7.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Hungry Figures and Hungry Magnets and return them to Weight Watchers to receive a full refund or a credit towards the purchase of another product.

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