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THIS SECTION IS FOR NEWS AND INTERESTING STORIES RELATED TO FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD PROCESSING. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO KOSHER BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO THE KOSHER CONSUMER, MANUFACTURER OR MASHGIACH.

The following safety alert from the FDA on November 17, 2012.

Focus Products Group International, LLC announces the following voluntary recall. Consumers should immediately stop using the Cocoa Latte™ Hot Drink Maker and contact the Focus Products Call Center for instructions on how to return the product and receive a replacement. The machines were sold under the following makes and model numbers:

  • West Bend
    • 65032
  • Back to Basics
    • CM300BK, CM300BKL, CM300BLSS, CM300BR, CM300BRBRL CM300BRL, CM300W

Focus Products of Lincolnshire, IL, is voluntarily recalling Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Makers because a small bushing inside the container has the potential to leach lead. To date, Focus Products has received no notice of any consumer complaints. However, the company’s independent testing revealed the potential problem, and out of an abundance of caution, the company voluntarily decided to recall the product.
The only affected products are the Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Makers, makes and model numbers listed above. The Cocoa Grande™ Hot Drink Maker is NOT affected by this recall. The Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Makers shipped nationwide starting in 2004 through October 12, 2012. The affected products come in a variety of colors with transparent pitchers, and were sold primarily in the United States through various retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, through various e-retailers such as Amazon.com and through Focus Products’ online store.
Consumers in possession of a Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Maker should contact Focus Products’ Call Center at 1-888-943-5202. Further information will be available on Focus Products’ websites, www.focuspg.com disclaimer icon and www.westbend.com disclaimer icon .

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