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Health Alerts: Chests, steam cookers, liquid nicotine, and more :

June 19, 2019

Buyers, be aware of baby safety

Social media sites such as Etsy and Pinterest have made it easier for small businesses to sell their work. The American Academy of Pediatrics urges parents to keep safety in mind when buying or making homemade baby items.

Parents should steer clear of ingredients that can cause rashes and allergic reactions or items with small pieces that can cause babies to choke, suffocate or strangle.

Popular items include baby bath bombs, children’s sleepwear and clothing with buttons or drawstrings, toys with lead paint, handmade covers for unsafe infant sleep products, baby slings, infant necklaces, and pacifiers with small, glued-on decorations.

Report problems to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (https://www.saferproducts.gov) or the Food and Drug Administration (https://www.fda.gov/consumers). If you sell homemade products, find guidance at https://www.cpsc.gov/Business--Manufacturing/Business-Education and https://www.fda.gov.

Candy-flavored liquid nicotine

Units:7,105

Hazard: The candy-flavored liquid nicotine contains more nicotine than indicated on the product label. This puts the user or young children at risk of nicotine poisoning. Symptoms of nicotine poisoning include nausea, vomiting, rapid heart rate, pale skin, headache, dizziness, confusion and seizures.

Description: Recalled are Drip More LP Candy King Worms 3 mg/100 milliliters with UPC code 653341196767 and lot numbers WO03021819-1, WO03021819-2, WO03021819-3 and WO03021819-4.

Sold to: Distributors, wholesalers, retailers and consumers in 26 states.

Remedy: Keep liquid nicotine away from children. Return to store where purchased for a refund or exchange, or email orders@dripmore.com.

Contact: If you suspect your child has nicotine poisoning, seek immediate medical attention. Report problems to https://www.safetyreporting.hhs.gov/.

 

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 atwww.SaferProducts.gov. A searchable food and medical product recall database is available atwww.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.

Three-drawer chests 

Units: About 310,000

Hazard: Chests that are not anchored to the wall can tip over onto a child.

Description: Libra style three-drawer chests were sold in nine colors. Each drawer has a metal handle. The model number is on a label on the back of the chest. Model numbers and colors include: royal cherry (3046033), black (3070033 and 3070223), chocolate (3159033 and 3159223), white (3050223 and 3050033), natural maple (3113033), soft gray (10430), gray oak (10433), country pine (10680) and rustic oak (10682). Also recalled are three-drawer chests with model numbers listed above that end in A, B, C, D or E. Some were sold as part of a bedroom set.

Sold at: Walmart.com, Amazon.com, Target.com and other online retailers from October 2009 through July 2018 for about $60.

Remedy: Move the chest away from children. Contact the company for a refund with pickup, refund when you mail drawer slides using prepaid shipping, or a free tip-over restraint kit and option to request a one-time free in-home installation of the kit.

Contact: Call 855-215-4932 or visit http://bit.ly/2W8iuU7.

 

Anesthetic products

Units: About 275,000

Hazard: The packages do not have child-resistant caps. The products contain lidocaine, which is poisonous if young children put it on their skin or eat it.

Description: Hush gel, spray and foam soap came in a white or black bottle with green lettering.

Sold at: hushanesthetic.com, amazon.com, kingpintattoosupply.com, unitedtattoosupply.com and at tattoo studios nationwide from January 2009 through November 2018 for $15 to $46.

Remedy: Keep products away from children and contact Hush for a refund, replacement or childproof cap.

Contact: Call 888-723-3730, email care@hushanesthetic.com or visit https://hushanesthetic.com/crc/.

 

Charging cables

Units: About 90,000

Hazard: The metal around the cord can become electrically charged if it contacts the USB wall charger plug prongs while charging, posing shock and fire hazards.

Description: Recalled are heyday 3-foot lightning USB charging cables (model number 080 08 8261) used to charge cellphones and other electronics. The metal cable is purple, green and blue iridescent.

Sold at: Target stores nationwide and at www.target.com from June 2018 through January 2019 for about $15.

Remedy: Return to any Target store for a refund.

Contact: Call 800-440-0680 or visit  http://bit.ly/2QUzmIX.

 

Coolers

Units: About 60,000

Hazard: The cooler’s stainless-steel latch can automatically lock when the lid is closed. Children could become trapped and suffocate inside the air-tight container.

Description: Igloo Marine Elite coolers used on boats and marine environments are white with stainless steel latches. Included are Igloo Marine Elite 54-quart, 72-quart, Legend 94-quart, Glide 110-­quart and Contour 150­-quart models.

Sold at: West Marine, Sportman’s Warehouse, other home and recreational stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and www.igloocoolers.com from January 2015 through March 2019 for $10 to $180.

Remedy: Keep coolers away from children and contact Igloo for instructions to remove the latch and receive a replacement latch.

Contact: Call 866-509-3503 or visit https://www.igloocoolers.com/pages/contact-us.

 

Wireless charging pads

Units: About 64,000

Hazard: The wireless phone chargers can overheat when in use, which can cause burns.

Description: Recalled are Pro Charge Power Wireless Charging Pad and Sharper Image Wireless Charging Pad. The pads are circular with clear edges and black plastic center with red trim. SKU #74655 or SKU #74709 is on the bottom.

Sold at: Toy, gift and electronics stores and book fairs from March 2018 to March 2019 for about $10 to $11.

Remedy: Contact Imagine Nation Books/Collective Goods for a refund.

Contact: Call 800-201-5606, email ProductRecall@Collectivegoods.com or visit http://www.collectivegoods.com/recall/.

 

Children’s sleep sacks

Units: About 10,600

Hazard: The children’s sleep sacks fail to meet the flammability standard for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

Description: Recalled are American Apparel brand Baby Rib Collection children’s 100% cotton and 90% cotton/10% polyester-blended knit sleep sacks. They came in size 6-12 months in black, green, gray, light blue, navy, pink, red and white.

Sold at: www.americanapparel.com from January 2018 through January 2019 for $15 to $20.

Remedy: Contact company for refund or replacement.

Contact: Call 833-222-7760, email VIPService@americanapparel.com or visit https://www.americanapparel.com/en/u-s-consumer-product-safety-commission_cat3600003.

 

Baby food steam cooker

Units: About 5,000

Hazard: The glass bowl can break.

Description: Recalled are Beaba Babycook Neo Midnight and Cloud baby food makers in dark blue with white handled glass bowl (number 912645) or white with gray-handled glass bowl (number 912646).

Sold at: BeabaUsa.com, Buy Buy Baby, Williams Sonoma, Indigo, Albee Baby, Bed Bath & Beyond, West Coast Kids, Nini and Loli, Liapela, Baby’s Planet, Baby Square, Crocodile Baby Store, Lil Baby Sprouts, Macrobaby, Mini Jake, Mon Beau Bebe, Mum and Mini, Pizzazzz Kidz, Snuggle Bugz, Sprout San Francisco, Traveling Tikes, USA Baby & Child, and other children’s stores nationwide and online from July 2018 through February 2019 for $200 to $250.

Remedy: Contact company for replacement bowl.

Contact: Call 855-602-3222, email contact@beabausa.com or visit www.BeabaUSA.com/recall.

 

Entertainment hutch

Units: About 3,400

Hazard: The top shelf can fall out and injure children.

Description: Beckley Entertainment Hutches were sold in weathered charcoal (0-4000-3197) and dovetail gray (0-4000-3538).

Sold at: Havertys stores nationwide and www.havertys.com from January 2016 to February 2019 for about $1,500.

Remedy: Contact the company for repair. A technician will add screws and shelf support pins, or Havertys will ship materials to the customer to install.

Contact: Call 888-428-3789 or visit http://bit.ly/2WUTOM3.

 

Children’s robes, pajama pants

Units: About 500

Hazard: The children’s robes and pajama pants do not meet the flammability standard for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

Description: Aegean Apparel children’s robes and pajama pants are made of 100% polyester microfleece. The robe is light green with gray and orange cat print and cat ears sewn onto the hood. The pajama pants are white with a pattern of a black and gray dog wearing a Santa hat. “Kings n Queens by Aegean Apparel” is on the label.

Sold at: www.aegeanapparel.com from November 2016 through October 2018 for $30 (pants) and about $60 (robe).

Remedy: Contact the company for a refund.

Contact: Call 800-864-9403, email contactus@aegeanapparel.com or visit https://www.aegeanapparel.com/collections/kids.

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