- The Washington Times - Friday, January 17, 2003

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) — Build-A-Bear Workshop of St. Louis Thursday recalled 80,000 Founding Bear stuffed bears because the nose can be pulled off, posing a choking hazard for young children.

The company said it has not received any reports of injury.

The recall involves the Founding Bear and the Founding Bear II. They're chocolate brown with cream-colored paws and measure 19 and 18 inches, respectively.

The bears were sold by company stores and off its Web site between March 2000 and December 2002 for between $22 and $25.

Consumers are advised to take the bears away from young children and exchange them for an item of comparable value or a gift card. For more information, call 866-236-5683 or visit buildabear.com.

In other action:

Pinnacle Foods of Mountain Lakes, N.J., recalled Hearth Hero Meatball mispacked in Hearth Hero Cheeseburger Sandwich cartons because they contain egg not listed on the ingredient label, posing the threat of allergic reaction in some people.

The sandwiches were distributed nationally and carry the UPC 51000 04350. They also bear production codes: OCT2003 08012, OCT2003 08022, OCT2003 08052, OCT2003 08062, OCT2003 08072, NOV2003 08122, NOV2003 08132, NOV2003 08142, NOV2003 08202, NOV2003 08212 and NOV2003 08262.

Consumers are advised to return the sandwiches to place of purchase for a refund or call 800-554-5680.

T. Marzetti Co. of Columbus, Ohio, recalled 12-ounce bottles of Two-Lightful Caesar because some bottles may be mislabeled Two-Lightful Blue Cheese. The blue cheese dressing contains powdered anchovies, which are not declared on the label, posing an allergen threat.

The bottles were shipped in 1,065 cases to supermarkets nationwide and bear the UPC 70200-51018, with an expiration date of Aug. 3.

Consumers are advised to return the mislabeled bottles to place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, call 6140846-2232.

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