The following recalls have been announced:
_About 7,460 slow cookers imported by Lehrhoff ABL, of Carlstadt, N.J. and sold at Burlington Coat Factory stores from June 2010 through December 2010. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the cooker's control panel can overheat and melt, posing a fire hazard. The manufacturer has received 60 reports of the control panels smoking, melting and sparking and three reports of panels catching fire. No injuries have been reported, but 14 incidents resulted in minor damage to countertops. The recall involves Bella Kitchen 5-quart programmable slow cookers. Consumers can call 888-223-2628 for more information. The cookers can be returned to Burlington Coat Factory for a refund or store credit.
_Gourmet Family brand large mouth smelt komochi shishamo imported by Daiei Trading Co., Inc. of College Point, N.Y. The company says the fish is being recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening illness or death. No illnesses have been reported. The product was vacuum packed in a styrofoam tray and sold at retail stores in N.Y., N.J., Penn., Md., Fla., Va., Ga., Texas, and N.C. Consumers are asked to return it to the place of purchase for a refund. They can call the company at 718-539-8100 for more information.
_Vitamin Code Raw Vitamin C sold under the Garden of Life, LLC brand, because the product may contain undeclared soy proteins. The company, based in West Palm Beach, Fla., says a third party manufacturer also processes soy in its facilities, and some bottles of the vitamin C tested positive for significant amounts of soy proteins. No illnesses have been reported. Raw Vitamin C was sold nationally to traditional health food stores and through Internet retailers. Consumers can contact the company at 866-465-0051 for more information.