Posts Tagged ‘Recalls’

2 death from Chinese Formula – FDA warns parents to not purchase Chinese made formula

This is just horrible. Two infants have died in China from drinking formula tainted with Melamine. Officials believe Melamine was added to give the appearance the powdered formula contained more protein than it did. Over 1200 other infants are known to be sick and I am sure that number is expected to rise. The tainted formula has caused kidney stones in infants, a usually very rare condition in babies.

The FDA has put out a statement telling parents to avoid formula manufacturered in China. According to a news report this morning, it sounds like Chinese-made formula in the US is mainly limited to Chinese grocery stores and neighborhoods, but it is still wise to read ALL formula labels prior to purchasing.

Melamine is the same plastic that was found in pet food a few years ago that caused kindey failure and death in many beloved pets. Melamine is also a common medium used to make children’s plates. I have tossed out all my Melamine plates.

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Simplicity and Graco Bassinet/Co-Sleeper Recall

What the crap?? A Chicago Tribune article reports that a bassinet manufacturer and federal officials knew of 2 infant deaths directly related to the bassinet a full TWO WEEKS before reporting it to the public. This is INSANE!!!

If you are using a Simplicity or Graco bassinet, PLEASE read here and make sure your bassinet is not affected by the recall, and let your friends and family know as well, so this does not happen to another infant.

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Bassetbaby, EStyles recall products for hazards

Forbes Magazine reports:

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Bassettbaby and eStyle Inc. each voluntarily recalled certain products because of potential hazards.

The government watchdog said Bassettbaby recalled about 550 of its Wendy Bellissimo Hidden Hills collection of cribs. The spindles could loosen, “creating a gap that poses an entrapment and strangulation hazard,” the CPSC said in its statement. There have been no reports of injuries.

The cribs are made in China and were sold for about $400 at Babies “R” Us. Consumers can return them for full reimbursement or free replacement, the agency said.

EStyle, based in Los Angeles, has recalled its Mini Chef Complete Toy Kitchens because the pegs supporting the oven shelf and refrigerator can come out, causing a choking hazard.

The toys were made in Thailand and sold at Babystyle stores last year for about $200.

Neither company immediately returned calls seeking comment.

Recall issued for some Simmons infant mattresses

This was in the Atlanta Business Chronicle this morning.

Atlanta mattress maker Simmons has issued a recall for about 20,000 Simmons Kids Crib mattresses sold at Pottery Barn and other nursery furniture retailers due to an entrapment hazard to infants, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

The American-made mattresses were sold under the names Pottery Barn Kids by Simmons Kids Lullaby, Simmons Kids Slumber Time Evening Star Luxury Firm, Simmons Kids Baby Mattress Series 400 and Simmons Kids Baby Mattress 234 Coil Count from July 2006 through May 2008 for between $100 and $150. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said some of the crib mattresses can measure smaller than the 27-1/4 inch minimum width requirement for cribs, creating a gap between the mattress and crib side rails, posing an entrapment hazard to infants.

Simmons Kids and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have received one report of a six-month-old baby becoming wedged between the mattress and crib’s frame. The baby was removed from the crib without injury.

Consumers should measure the width of their mattress by removing all outer coverings, putting the mattress on floor and measuring the width near the middle, from the outside edge of the tape binding to the opposite side of the mattress. If it measures less than 27-1/4 inches, consumers should stop using the mattress and contact Simmons Kids to receive a free replacement mattress, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

Backyard and Beyond Metal Water Bottles Recalled for Lead Paint

Another recall from a China-made product. About 18,000 Backyard and Beyond Metal Water Bottles sold between February 2006 and February 2008 have been recalled by Downeast Concepts Inc. because the paint applied during manufacturing in China is laced with lead.

The metal bottles are green, pink or blue, they have a black sip-top, and they have colorful animals or insect graphics on the exterior. Look for model numbers 67402, 67404, 67442, 67444, 67742, 60442, 67744, 67746, 67748 and 60448 printed on the hang tag.

The bottles were sold at major retailers, gift shops, convenience stores, mass merchandise and drug stores nationwide for about $8 apiece.

Lead can permanently damage the brain, and in high doses cause death. Children, and pregnant mothers, should not consume any lead, as it can cause irreversible brain damage.

For a refund, contact Downeast Concepts at (800) 343-2424 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail productsafety@downeastconcepts.com.

Read more at the CPSC website.

Mega Brands recalls toys

MEGA Brands Recalls MagnaMan Magnetic Action Figures; Ingested Magnets Pose Aspiration and Intestinal Hazards Read more….

MEGA Brands Recalls Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-School Magnetic Toys; Ingested Magnets Pose Aspiration and Intestinal Hazards Read more….

More Toy Recalls: Battat, Inc. toys sold at Target and Dollar Store

Toy airplanes, cars and motorcycles sold at Dollar stores recalled due to excessive lead paint. Read more….  

Toy Sundae sets sold at Target recalled by Battat Inc due to chocking hazard Read more….

Battat Recalls Additional Magnetic Construction Sets; Ingested Magnets Pose Aspiration and Intestinal Hazards Read more….

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