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Health Alerts: Action dolls, Boy Scouts neckerchief slides, and more recalled :

October 12, 2018

Infant walker warning

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is reminding parents that infant walkers are not safe. They cause more than 2,000 emergency room visits each year.

New walkers are wider than a standard doorway or have a safety brake to stop them from rolling down stairs. But even with these safety features, infants still are falling down stairs or out of walkers. Some infants also have been hit or burned when trying to reach objects such as pot handles.

Parents should note that walkers do not help a child learn to walk, according to the AAP. Consider stationary activity centers as a safer alternative to wheeled infant walkers.


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed. Consumers can submit reports of harm to CPSC’s searchable online product safety database A searchable food and medical product recall database is available

Boy Scouts neckerchief slides

Units:About 110,000

Hazard:The colored enamel on the neckerchief slides contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause health problems.

Description:The brass neckerchief slides were sold in four styles: red wolf, green bear, orange lion and blue Webelos. Number 200228276, 20023175, 200233281 or 200236630 is printed on a white label on back of the neckerchief slide.

Sold exclusively at: Boy Scouts of America retail stores and authorized distributors and at from February through August 2018 for about $6. 

Remedy: Return slides to any Boy Scouts of America retail store or distributor for a replacement slide.

Contact: Call 800-323-0736, email or visit

Numbing cream, spray

Units: About 76,000

Hazard: The packaging is not child-resistant. The pain-relieving cream and spray contain lidocaine. Young children can be poisoned by lidocaine on their skin or when eaten.

Description: Uber Numb topical anesthetic was sold in jars as a cream in 1-ounce (UPC 00863255000306; lot numbers A23Z3 and F12Z5), 2-ounce (UPC 00863255000344; lot numbers L06Z2A, L06Z2B and B01N2A) and 4-ounce (UPC 0083255000313; lot numbers E10Z4, L06Z2 and B01N2) sizes and as a spray in a 4-ounce size (UPC 00850777008002; lot numbers K30Z6 and B09N2).

Sold at: and from February 2017 through April 2018 for $20 to $40.

Remedy: Contact the company for a child-resistant replacement cap for the cream or a replacement cap or refund for the spray.

Contact: Call 877-289-1367 or visit

Action dolls

Units: About 8,500

Hazard: The joints on the dolls can break, and children can choke on the pieces.

Description: Recalled are Boy Story action dolls, including the Mason and Billy action dolls and the Mason and Billy HeForShe special edition action dolls. Their outfits included a button-up shirt, white T-shirt and jeans. Boy Story LLC is stamped on the left foot.

Sold at: online at and small retailers from December 2016 to May 2018 for about $100.

Remedy: Contact the company for a refund.

Contact: Call 240-670-0221, email or visit

Infant coveralls

Units: About 2,500

Hazard: The bunny applique on the children’s coveralls can detach, and young children can choke on it.

Description: Recalled are infant coveralls by Ellen DeGeneres with hat. The pink striped, two-piece, long-sleeve coveralls are 100% cotton. They have a kangaroo pocket and bunny-shaped applique on the left chest, a hat with pompom and snaps in the crotch. Style ED01210 was sold in infant sizes 3M, 6M and 9M. Style ED13210 was sold in sizes 12M, 18M and 24M. The style number and date code “08/2017” are printed on the inside garment tag.

Sold at: Buy Buy Baby and Marshalls stores nationwide and online at from September 2017 through January 2018 for about $16.

Remedy: Return to the place of purchase for a refund.  

Contact: Call 888-854-6563 or visit

Daybed cushions

Units: About 2,300

Hazard: The removable bottom cushion on the daybed fails to meet the federal flammability standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard.

Description: Recalled Hartley flip daybeds are a light gray upholstered duet daybed sofa. SKU/UPC 535790/00000025357905 is printed on the UPC label attached to the underside of the daybed.

Sold exclusively at: Cost Plus World Market and World Market stores nationwide and online at from January 2017 through January 2018 for about $550.

Remedy: Return the removable bottom cushion to any Cost Plus World Market or World Market store for a replacement cushion.

Contact: Call 877-967-5362 or visit

Countertop paint

Units: About 1,800

Hazard: The countertop coating contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause health problems.

Description: Recalled are 1-quart (32 fluid-ounce) containers of Rust-Oleum black satin countertop coating with product number 263209 and batch code P7612D. The can is silver with a green and white label that reads “countertop coating,” “black satin,” “renew laminate surfaces” and “moisture & scratch resistant.”

Sold at: Ace Hardware and other stores nationwide and online at, and from June 2017 through February 2018 for about $20.

Remedy: Return unused, unopened countertop coating for $25 and a refund. Those who applied the coating will receive a repair kit or replacement of the affected surfaces.

Contact: Call 800-908-4050, email or visit

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