Handle backyard chickens with care to avoid illness
If your family owns backyard chickens or ducks, take note. Poultry, their eggs and the area where they live often have Salmonella bacteria that can spread illness.
This year, nearly 100 people from 28 states have gotten sick from Salmonella linked to backyard poultry, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. About 30% of those who got sick were children under age 5.
The CDC reminds families who own backyard chickens to take steps to avoid getting sick:
- Do not allow children under age 5 to touch chicks, ducklings or other poultry.
- Remind kids to wash their hands with soap and water after touching poultry and eggs or going into their living area. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Keep poultry out of the house. Clean poultry cages and containers outside. Keep barnyard shoes out of the house.
- Do not allow children to eat or drink where poultry live or roam.
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 at www.SaferProducts.gov. A searchable food and medical product recall database is available at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.
Units: About 6,600
Hazard: The sleepwear is not snug fitting or flame resistant, and children are at risk of burn injuries.
Description: Bunz Kidz sleepwear sets were sold in sizes 2 through 12. The set includes a long-sleeve micro-polyester fleece robe and pants and polyester top. Style numbers are L23846, L43846 or L73846, and GPU numbers are 2017-246, 2017-446 or GPU 2017-746.
Sold at: Boscov’s, Century 21, JC Penney, Macy’s, Marshalls, TJ Maxx and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Walmart.com from August 2017 through December 2019 for $24 to $48.
Remedy: Stop using the sleepwear and contact Stargate Apparel for a refund.
Contact: Call 866-351-0193, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Product Recall” as the email subject or visit https://www.stargateapparel.com/recall-notices/.
Roll-on pain reliever
Hazard: The package is not child resistant. The product contains methyl salicylate, which is poisonous if swallowed by young children.
Description: Sanvall Rapid Alivio pain-relieving roll-on came in a 3 fluid ounce white plastic bottle with a white cap and a red, white and blue label. UPC code is 605100014225, and lot numbers are 18032201, 18032301, 19040501 or 19052801.
Sold at: Navarro Discount Pharmacy and Walmart stores in South Florida from August 2016 through June 2019 for about $6.
Remedy: Keep away from children. Contact Sanvall Enterprises for a refund.
Contact: Call 305-887-1090, email SanarNaturals@Sanvall.com and include your name, address and a photo of the product, or visit https://sanarnaturals.com/pages/important-safety-information.
Units: About 3,000
Hazard: The plastic stopper on the bottom of the swing rope that holds the seat in place can fall off, and a child can fall out of the swing.
Description: The Swurfer Kiwi baby and toddler swings can attach to a swing set or a tree branch. They were sold in green, blue and pink. FlyBar Inc. and Kiwi Swing SSW-0005 are printed on the underside of the swing. August 2019 is embossed on the back of the swing.
Sold at: Online at Swurfer.com, FlyBar.com, Amazon.com and Walmart.com and at independent stores nationwide from October 2019 through March 2020 for about $80.
Remedy: Stop using the swing and contact the company for repair information.
Contact: Call 800-764-6784, email email@example.com or visit https://swurfer.com/pages/kiwi-recall.
Units: About 2,700
Hazard: The dressers and cabinets can tip over and fall or trap children if the items are not anchored to the wall.
Description: Recalled are Herman Miller Nelson cabinets and dressers and Design Within Reach Lauki cabinets and dressers. The Nelson cabinets are oak, walnut, ash and wood veneer. They have two doors or three, four, five or eight drawers. The Lauki dressers are oak, walnut, white, graphite and glacier gray wood veneer or lacquered fiberboard and have three or six drawers. Product numbers and names are listed at https://bit.ly/2ZohtZm.
Sold at: Nelson units were sold at the Herman Miller New York store, Design Within Reach stores nationwide, online at hermanmiller.com and dwr.com, and through wholesale dealers. Lauki units were sold at Design Within Reach stores nationwide and online at dwr.com. All products were sold from September 2010 through January 2020 for $2,600 to $16,000.
Remedy: Keep children away from unanchored furniture. Contact company for return instructions.
Contact: For Nelson products, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://bit.ly/374bBpS. For Lauki products, visit https://www.dwr.com/recall-lauki?lang=en_US or call 800-338-2107.
Magnetic ball sets
Units: About 600 sets
Hazard: The magnet sets contain high-powered magnets. When two or more high-powered magnets are swallowed, they can link together inside a child’s intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing serious injury or death.
Description: Recalled are Mag Cube magnetic ball sets labeled “3D magnetic puzzle,” “Mag Cube Buckyballs” and “Joynote.” “Mag Cube” is on the back of the box. The sets contain 216 spherical high-power rare earth magnets that are gold, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. The box contains a dark blue metal container, a black velvet pouch, a plastic separator and instructions. The metal container includes a warning to keep away from children and is labeled for children ages 14 and older.
Sold at: Walmart.com from March 2018 through December 2019 for $13 to $20.
Remedy: Take the sets away from children. If you purchased the recalled magnetic balls for someone else, notify the recipient immediately. Contact the company for refund instructions.
Contact: Call 844-946-7437 or email email@example.com.