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RECALLS Pop-Tarts

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. -- Kellogg Co. announced Friday it is recalling 730,000 boxes of Pop-Tarts, warning that the breakfast pastries contain eggs that aren't listed among the ingredients.

People allergic or severely sensitive to eggs run the risk of serious, possibly life-threatening reactions if they consume the Pop-Tarts, Battle Creek-based Kellogg said in a news release. No problems had been reported.

The recall applies only to eight-count, 14-ounce packages of Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon bearing a UPC code of 38000 31110 and a carton code of K-3111D.

The packages were distributed throughout the United States and the Caribbean.

Consumers who purchased the recalled Pop-Tarts can telephone Kellogg Consumer Affairs toll-free at 1-877-877-4494 for further information and instruction.

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Affected packages also have one of the following "Better if used before" dates: SEP 23 03 CT, OCT 27 03 CP, OCT 28 03 CP, NOV 06 03 CT, NOV 07 03 CT, NOV 08 03 CT, NOV 23 03 CP, NOV 24 03 CP, NOV 25 03 CP, NOV 26 03 CP, or NOV 27 03 CP.

Kellogg Co., http://www.kelloggs.com/

Car seat heaters

WASHINGTON -- Volvo Cars of North America is recalling 65,000 cars because the seat heaters could short circuit and catch fire.

The recall involves 1996 models of the Volvo 854 and 855 equipped with seat heaters.

Excessive compression of the seat cushion could damage the electrical wiring of the seat heater and cause a short, said a report posted Tuesday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Web site.

Volvo did not return calls for comment.

http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov

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http://www.volvocars.com

Diving equipment

WASHINGTON -- A California company is recalling about 24,700 pieces of scuba diving equipment that could leak air, possibly causing divers to drown.

Oceanic USA, of San Leandro, has received six reports of air leaks, along with either noise or vibration, from their Oceanic CDX first stage regulators, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. No injuries have been reported.

CDX regulators included in the recall have serial numbers 9200001 through 9205622, 9800013 through 9801711, 0200001 through 0213294, 0D0001 through 0D3046, and 9D0001 through 9D3273. They were sold with second stage regulators: Alpha 7, Delta 3, Gamma 2 and Zeta.

Authorized dealers sold the equipment worldwide from May 1999 through October 2002.

The commission advises consumers to immediately stop using the equipment and take it to an authorized Oceanic dealer for a free repair. The company can be reached at 1-866-723-2642 weekdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

Oceanic USA: www.OceanicWorldWide.com/

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Catfish nuggets

WASHINGTON -- A Mississippi company is recalling catfish nuggets sold in 39 states because the package doesn't warn that the food contains egg whites, a health threat to people allergic to eggs.

Recalled are 2.5-pound bags of America's Catch breaded catfish nuggets.

People allergic to egg whites should not eat the recalled nuggets, but return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

The nuggets were sold in these states: Minnesota, Iowa, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Wyoming.

No illnesses have been reported.

Consumers with questions may contact Itta Bena, Miss.-based America's Catch Inc. at 1-662-254-7200.

Consumer Product Safety Commission: www.cpsc.gov/

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