Recalls: stockpots, dietary supplements

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The following recalls have been announced:

_ About 7,000 Century Cookware stainless steel stockpots, manufactured in India and imported by Ocean State Jobbers Inc., because the metal handles can come off while in use. The company has received one report of broken handles resulting in a burn. The pots were sold at Ocean State Job Lot stores throughout the New England region between July and October 2008. Details: by phone at 800-603-9601; on the Web at

_ Balanced Health Products Inc. is recalling 10,000 bottles of Starcaps Diet System dietary supplements. This expands a recall announced Tuesday of 1,974 bottles. The product contains bumetanide, a prescription diuretic drug that poses a risk of significant fluid and electrolyte loss. It could also cause low blood pressure and fainting in certain people. Bumetanide could react with digoxin and lithium and lead to an increased risk of toxicity. No incidents have been reported, according to the New York company.

Only 30-capsule bottles from lot number 12/2011-84810 are being recalled. They were distributed to stores and online retailers around the country between August and October 2008. Details: by phone at 212-794-9793.

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