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Health Alerts: Fidget spinners, plush toys, sleepwear, and more :

September 21, 2017

Fidget spinner safety

Fidget spinners have become a popular toy for kids of all ages. Because they are made of small parts, safety experts are urging parents to keep spinners away from children under age 3. Supervise older children who might be tempted to put them in their mouths. Finally, to avoid a possible fire, never leave light-up models unattended when charging.



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 A searchable food and medical product recall database is available at

Bottle and dish soap

Units: About 23,000

Hazard: The bottle and dish soap could contain bacteria that can cause breathing problems and infections.

Description: Recalled are Dr. Brown’s Natural Bottle & Dish Soap sold separately and with Dr. Brown’s bottle brush as a bottle cleaning kit sold in two sizes: a clear plastic 16-ounce bottle with a pump and a 4-ounce clear squeeze bottle.

Sold at: Retailers nationwide and at from September 2016 to June 2017 for $3 to $7.

Remedy: Contact the firm for a replacement product. Bottles and dishes cleaned with the soap should be boiled or sanitized in the dishwasher.

Contact: Call 877-962-2525 or visit



Units: About 22,200

Hazard: The snaps on the swimsuit fall off, and children can choke on them.

Description: Recalled is the Wave Zone one-piece swimsuit for newborns, infants and toddlers. The swimsuit has a zipper on the back and four snaps on the bottom. It was sold in blue and gray with a shark on the front; white and navy stripes with an anchor pattern; pink and teal with a strawberry on the front; and pink arms with a multicolored fish pattern. Sizes include 0-3m, 3-6m, 6-9m, 12m, 18m and 24m.

Sold exclusively at: Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin from January through July 2017 for about $14.

Remedy: Return to any Meijer store for a refund.

Contact: Call 800-927-8699 or visit


Infant romper

Units: About 6,500

Hazard: The buttons on the shoulder straps can fall off, and children can choke on them.

Description: Recalled are Fabri-Tech infant shortall red and white-checkered rompers with a toolbox design on the front. They were sold in boys’ sizes 6-9m, 12m and 18m.

Sold exclusively at: Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores nationwide from April through July 2017 for about $20.

Remedy: Return clothing to any Cracker Barrel Old Country Store for a refund, or contact Fabri-Tech for a prepaid shipping label to return it for a refund.

Contact: Call 800-285-1295 or visit


Plush stacking toys

Units: About 5,800

Hazard: The toys have fabric hats and bows that can fall off, and children can choke on the small pieces.

Description: Recalled are itty bittys baby Disney-licensed plush animal stacking toys with rattling rings. The red, blue, pink and purple rings have Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck characters attached to them. Three of the four Disney-licensed characters are wearing a small plush, fabric hat or bow.

Sold at: Hallmark Gold Crown stores nationwide and online at and from June 2016 through July 2017 for about $30.

Remedy: Contact Hallmark for a prepaid shipping label to return the toy and receive a $40 Hallmark Gold Crown gift card.

Contact: Call 800-425-5627 or visit


Baby rattles

Units: About 1,500

Hazard: The wooden rings on the hammer rattles can crack, and children can choke on the pieces.

Description: Recalled are BRIO soft hammer baby rattle toys. They have a wooden handle with a white plastic teething ring at one end and a red, yellow, white and green hammer head at the other end.

Sold at: Home Goods, Kidding Around, Nordstrom and other specialty toy and mass retailers nationwide and at from March 2015 through June 2017 for about $13.

Remedy: Contact BRIO for refund or replacement instructions.

Contact: Visit or call 800-886-1236.



Units: About 2,800

Hazard: The flower petals can fall off, and children can choke on them.

Description: Recalled are Laura Ashley London Girl's Floral Clip Dot dresses. The 100% woven cotton dresses were sold in a pink multicolor floral pattern with or without a matching diaper cover. They were sold in newborn to girls’ sizes 0/3M through 6X. Style numbers 17156300, 17156307, 17156344, 27156300, 27156307, 27156344, 47156300, 47156307 and 47156344 are recalled.

Sold at: Dillard’s stores nationwide and online at, and from January through July 2017 for $27 to $40.

Remedy: Contact the company for a refund.

Contact: Call 888-507-7275, email or visit


Children’s sleepwear

Units: About 950

Hazard: The children’s nightgowns and pajama sets do not meet flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries.

Description: Children’s short-sleeve nightgowns have white lace at the neckline and a ribbon bow. They were sold in purple, pink and blue. Two-piece, long-sleeve shirt and pant pajama sets with four buttons down the center of the top and a pocket on the left chest were sold in solid pink, black with white polka dots, a pink gingham pattern and a blue gingham pattern. Both came in European sizes 110 cm (4-6 years), 120 cm (6-8 years), 130 cm (7-10 years), 140 cm (9-11 years) and 150 cm (11-13 years).

Sold exclusively at: from December 2016 through July 2017 for $16 to $21.

Remedy: Contact seller for a refund. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Contact: Email the Amazon seller ASHERANGEL, of China, at


Vegan boots

Units: About 30,000

Hazard: Prolonged and direct contact with the boot tongue lining can expose the wearer to the chemical benzidine.

Description: Recalled are Dr. Martens unisex Vegan 1460 eight eye boots sold in cherry red with black shoelaces in all sizes. The boots have a chunky sole and a golden heel pull tab with “AirWair” printed on it. “Made in Vietnam” and product code 14585 are printed on the tongue label with the batch code starting with “GV” and ending in Q, R or S.

Sold at: Dr. Martens, Journeys and independent stores nationwide and online at,, and other websites from January 2015 through July 2017 for about $125.

Remedy: Contact Dr. Martens for a refund or replacement.

Contact: Call 800-460-3930, email or visit

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