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Health Alerts: Children’s Advil, space heaters, pool stairs, and more recalled :

September 14, 2018

Children’s Advil recalled

One lot of children’s Advil is recalled because the dosage cup does not match the instructions. Some 4-ounce bottles of bubble gum-flavored children’s Advil suspension were distributed with dosage cups measuring teaspoons. Dosing instructions were listed in milliliters.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all liquid medicine be measured in milliliters (metric dosing). Never use a kitchen spoon to measure medicine.

Giving children the wrong dose of Advil could cause vomiting, headache, drowsiness or dizziness, according to a notice from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Recalled bottles are labeled with National Drug Code 0573-0207-30 and lot number R51129. They were distributed in May and June.

To return the medication, call Stericycle at 800-805-3093. Report an adverse event by calling the Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Information Line at 800-882-3845. Adverse events also can be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm.

Homeopathic drugs recalled

Homeopathic drugs to treat children’s cough, fever, teething pain, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms and more have been recalled.

Some of the products tested were found to be contaminated. If contaminated products are used, they could cause life-threatening infections.

King Bio distributed and sold the products in stores until Aug. 24. No illnesses have been reported.

Recalled products are listed at https://www.drkings.com/en/recall-list/. Stop using the products and contact King Bio at 866-298-2740 or recall@kingbio.com to return them.

Report adverse events to www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm.


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 at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.

Space heaters

Units: About 350,000

Hazard: The electric space heater can overheat when in use, posing fire and burn hazards.

Description: The VH101 Personal Vortex electric space heaters were sold in black, coral orange, grayed jade, cinnamon, fig, ice white and red. They come with low and high heat settings and a fan only/no heat setting. “Vornado” is printed on the front and a silver label on the bottom of the unit has “VH101,” the serial number and an ETL mark.

Sold at: Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Menards, Orchard Supply, Target and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Target.com, Vornado.com and other websites from August 2009 through March 2018 for about $30.

Remedy: Contact the company for return instructions and a refund.

Contact: Call 855-215-5131 or visit http://www.vornado.com/recalls.

Pool stairs

Units: 100,000

Hazard: Children’s limbs can be trapped in the side openings of the steps, putting them at risk of drowning.

Description: Recalled are three models of in-pool step systems with curved steps for in-ground and above-ground pools. The steps and handrails are made of gray and beige plastic and were manufactured between 2013 and 2018. They include Confer Curve base (staircase) four-step for above-ground pool (model #CCX-AG), Confer Curve base (staircase) three-step for in-ground pool (model #CCX-IG) and Curve add-on unit for either in-ground or above-ground pools (model #CCX-ADD).

Sold at: Champion Pool Distributors, Cinderella, EMSCO Distributors, Leisure Living, Leslie’s, Superior Pool Products, Water Warehouse stores and other stores nationwide and online at www.conferplastics.com from January 2013 through July 2018 for $200 to $400.

Remedy: Request a repair kit and instructions from Confer Plastics. Stop using the stairs until repaired.

Contact: Call 800-635-3213 or visit http://www.conferplastics.com/recall/.

Handgun safes

Units: About 25,000

Hazard: The handgun safes can open without the use of a key or combination when dropped, posing a risk of serious injury to children and others who access guns in the safe.

Description: Recalled are two models of 0.17 cubic foot capacity electronic handgun safes sold under two different brand names, Union Safe Company (SKU 62984) and Bunker Hill Security (SKU 61581). The brand and SKU number are printed on a permanent label on the door.

Sold at: Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide and online at www.harborfreight.com from November 2014 through February 2018 for about $65.

Remedy: Secure handguns away from children and return the safes to any Harbor Freight Tools location for a Harbor Freight Tools gift card.

Contact: Call 800-444-3353, email recall@harborfreight.com or visit http://bit.ly/2Myh1T3.

Rubber critter toys

Units: About 31,200

Hazard: The orange and yellow surface paint on the rubber critter toys contains lead, which is toxic if young children put it in their mouths or inhale its dust.

Description: The recalled rubber critter toys were sold in various colors and animal shapes, including octopuses, alligators, chickens, frogs, pigs, penguins and cows. They were sold individually and in sets of two to 24.

Sold at: BSN Sports and U.S. Games catalogs and online at www.amazon.com, www.athleticconnection.com, www.bsnsports.com, www.esportsonline.com and www.usgames.com from February 2017 through June 2018 for about $10 for an individual toy and up to $145 for a set.

Remedy: Contact BSN Sports for a credit.

Contact: Call 888-847-8816 or visit www.recallrtr.com/rubbercritters.

Wooden jet toys

Units: About 5,100

Hazard: The rubber tires can separate from the wheels, and children can choke on them.

Description: The wooden Pull-Back Speedy Jets are painted blue and have plastic wheels with black rubber tires. When the toy is pulled backward it propels forward. Only lot code 155400 EJ is recalled.

Sold at: Small independent stores from August 2017 through June 2018 for about $8.

Remedy: Return to the store where purchased or contact Manhattan Toy for a refund.

Contact: Call 800-541-1345 or visit https://www.manhattantoy.com/pages/recall-information.

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