WASHINGTON (AP) -- The following recall has been announced:
--Certain packs of semi-sweet chocolate chips by Barry Callebaut USA LLC because this product may contain undeclared milk protein. It was sold under the Kroger Value brand. People with allergies or severe sensitivity to milk protein may be at risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The chocolate chips were sold in Kroger-owned stores, including Kroger, Dillon's and Gerbes stores in Kansas and Missouri; Baker's stores in Nebraska; Jay C, Hilander, Owen's, Pay Less and Scott's stores in Illinois and Indiana; Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, Smith's, City Market, Foods Co., and Food 4 Less stores in California, Nevada, Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana. Details: By phone at 866-678-5231.
--About 188,300 programmable thermostats made by White-Rogers of St. Louis, Mo., because the thermostats constantly charge the backup batteries. This causes them to leak, resulting in a fire hazard. The company knows of three incidents involving minor property damage. No injuries have been reported. The thermostats were distributed by more than 40 utility companies nationwide to consumers who took part in energy conservation programs and by various HVAC wholesalers. Details: by phone at 888-624-1901, on the web at http://www.regcen.com/Thermostat.
--About 1,500 Prisma and Duo style wooden baby rattles imported from China by Kid O Products LLC of Perth Amboy, N.J., because the baby rattle's beads can come off when the rattle is stisted or pulled forcefully, posing a choking hazard to young children. The rattles were sold in specialty children's stores nationwide from November through December 2010. Details: By phone at 212-366-5858, or on the web at http://www.kidoproducts.com/contact.html.
-- Some 7,000 Cool-it soother teething rings by Vulli, imported from France by Calisson Inc., of Dana Point, Calif., a because bacteria and mold can grow inside the teether's untreated liquid if the ring is punctured. This poses an ingestion hazard to infants and can lead to diarrhea and vomiting. No incidents have been reported. The teething rings were sold in small children's specialty stores nationwide and online at amazon.com from January 2008 through November 2010. Details: By phone at 888-318-9803.
-- Approximately 3,600 Toddler Talk toy mobile phones imported from China by Discovery Toys LLC of Livermore, Calif., because the clear plastic antenna can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children. The phones were sold nationwide from September through November 2010. Details: By phone at 800-426-4777 or on the web at http://www.discoverytoys.com/web/guest/recall-information.
-- About 5,400 Marker and Kastle Twin Cam 12.0 ski bindings imported by Marker Volkl U.S.A. of Lebanoon, N.H., and Kastle GmbH of Austria because steel springs in the heel pieces of the 2010-2011 model year bindings could break, posing a fall hazard to consumers. Details: by e-mail at jpom73(at)gmail.com.
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