December 26, 2005

The following recalls have been announced:

About 41,000 children's books, manufactured by Advantage Publishers Group, because if the clear plastic container is removed from the book's back cover or breaks, young children can access the beads inside it, posing a choking hazard.

The company has received one report of a child accessing the beads.

The recall includes the "Amazing Baby Look and Play," "Amazing Baby Touch and Play" and "Rattle, Rattle."

The books were sold at national book chains, discount department stores, wholesalers and distributors, and membership warehouse clubs nationwide from May 2003 through November 2005. For more information call 866-748-3731 anytime or visit or

About 40,572 pounds of cheeseburger patties and chicken biscuits, manufactured by Sara Lee Food & Beverage, because the products either have cheese that may be contaminated with the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria or were manufactured on the same line as the products containing cheese.


The recalled Jimmy Dean Mini Cheeseburger Beef Patties bear a production code of 05294, 05314 or 05321; the recalled State Fair Cheeseburgers Beef Patties bear a production code of 05326; and the Rudy's Farm Country Style Chicken Biscuits bear a use-by date of Jan. 21, 2006.

For more information, call the company at 800-925-3326 or the Food and Drug Administration at 888-463-6332.

General Motors Co. is recalling about 425,000 full-size passenger and cargo vans because of reports that the seat belt buckles will not latch or unlatch.

The recall, announced Tuesday, affects the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana from the 2003-2006 model years.

GM, the world's No. 1 automaker, discovered the problem through an analysis of warranty claims.

Consumers reported problems latching the buckle or unlocking it once it was in place.

GM spokesman Alan Adler said there have been no reports of injuries.

Dealers will inspect the buckles and replace the upper buckle cover. If the restraint isn't working properly, dealers will replace the entire buckle assembly.

The Express and Savana passenger vans have seating for eight people. The cargo version seats two people.

For more information, go to General Motors Corp. on the Web at

- The Associated Press

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