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Health Alerts: Hover board warning, child carrier recall, and more :

May 23, 2017

Hover board safety warning

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning people to stop using or charging LayZ Board self-balancing scooters after two children in Harrisburg, Pa., were killed in a house fire linked to a hover board in March.

More than 3,000 LayZ Boards have been sold in the U.S. They were manufactured in China.

People who choose to dispose of the product are advised to take it to a local recycling center where the lithium ion battery can be disposed of properly. Check your town’s website to locate a nearby recycling center.


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

Egg toys

Units: About 560,000

Hazard: If the small toy is ingested, it can expand inside a child's body and block parts of the intestine. This causes discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life-threatening. Surgery is required to remove the toy from the body. The toys might not show up on an X-ray.

Description: Recalled are Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs and Easter Grow Toys (model number 234-25-1200) and Hatch Your Own Dino (model number 234-09-0016). The pink, blue or purple Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs include a white bunny, brown bunny or butterfly. The Easter Grow Toys include a yellow chick, brown bunny or white bunny. The Hatch Your Own Dino Eggs are purple or yellow/green and contain one of 11 dinosaurs.

Sold at: Target stores nationwide from February through March 2017 for about $1. 

Remedy: Return toy to any Target store for a refund.

Contact: Call 800-440-0680 or visit


Motorized caster boards 

Units: About 158,000

Hazard: The rear wheel can stop rotating and lock up while in use, posing a fall hazard.

Description: Recalled Razor RipStik electric motorized caster boards have two wheels, a hub motor and a lithium ion battery. They are blue and black and have a wireless digital hand remote that controls the speed up to 10 mph. The manufacturing date is on the bar code label located on the bottom. RipStik is printed on the top of the board.

Sold at: Target, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart and other stores and online at,,,, and other websites from February 2016 through April 2017 for about $180.

Remedy: Contact company for a repair kit.

Contact: Call 866-467-2967 or visit


Child carriers

Units: About 82,000

Hazard: A child seated in the carrier can slip through the leg openings and fall.

Description: Recalled are all models of Poco, Poco Plus and Poco Premium child backpack carriers manufactured between January 2012 and December 2014. The nylon child carriers were sold in red, gray and blue. They have a metal frame and a gray padded child’s seat inside. The production date is stamped on a black label sewn into the interior of the large lower zippered compartment on the back of the carrier. Production date codes are S12SBPR1, S12SBPR1B, S12SBPR2, S12SBPR3, S12SBPR4, F12SBPR1, F12SBPR2, S13SB IPO, S13SBPR1, S13SBPR2, S13SBPR3, S13SBPR4, F13SBPR1, F13SBPR2, F13SBPR3, S14SBPR1, S14SBPR2, S14SBPR3, S14SBPR4, S14SBPR5. Osprey is printed on the fabric above the kick stand.

Sold at: REI and specialty outdoor stores and online at from January 2012 to December 2015 for $200 to $300.

Remedy: Contact Osprey for a seat pad insert to use with the safety straps to secure the child in the carrier.

Contact: Call 866-951-5197, email or visit


Sweatshirts, jackets

Units: About 48,000

Hazard: The zipper pull can detach from the sweatshirt, posing choking and laceration hazards to children.

Description: Kids Korner brand fleece hooded sweatshirts and girls’ bomber jackets with a front zipper, two front pockets and knit ribbing around the wrists and waist. The sweatshirts were sold in 18 different prints and solid colors in infant, toddler and children’s sizes 9 months to youth size 7. Kids Korner is printed on the label at the back of the neck. A white label sewn into the lower left inside seam has the manufacture date of 11/16 and style numbers ending in 8701P, 8701YD, 8671P, 9019 or 9022P.

Sold at: Fred Meyer, Kroger, Smith’s and Fry’s Marketplace from February through March 2017 for $7 to $10.

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

Contact: Call 800-576-4377 or visit


Baby booties

Units: About 38,000

Hazard: The non-slip rubber grips on the bottom of the booties can come off, posing a choking hazard.

Description: Recalled are infant fleece gripper Cozie booties. The rubber grippers on the bottom are in a Z shape. They were sold in sizes 12-18 months in a variety of colors. Only booties with these tracking numbers under the care label are recalled: FALL161-03/16; FALL166-03/16; FALL166-06/16; FALL167-06/16; FALL168-07/16; FALL169-07/16; FALL1610-08/16; FALL1611-09/16 and FALL1612-07/16.

Sold at: Various stores nationwide and online at and from May 2016 through March 2017 for $22 to $24.

Remedy: Contact the company for a merchandise credit.

Contact: Call 866-314-8688, email or visit


Remote-controlled model vehicles 

Units: About 18,600

Hazard: The vehicle’s electronic speed control (ESC) can fail and short circuit, posing a fire hazard.

Description: Dynamite 40-Amp FWD REV Brushed ESC – DYNS2201 is an electronic speed control that comes in the remote-controlled hobby model vehicles ECX 1/10 LiPo Circuit, Ruckus and Torment models. The following numbers are recalled: ECX03130T1, ECX03130T2, ECX03131T1, ECX03131T2, ECX03133T1, ECX03133T2 and ECX03154.

Sold at: Horizon Hobby stores and online at from October through December 2016 for about $180.

Remedy: Contact Horizon Hobby for instructions on receiving a free replacement ESC.

Contact: Call 800-338-4639 or visit


Travel systems

Units: About 1,000

Hazard: The car seat can come off the stroller’s frame, posing a fall hazard to infants.

Description: Recalled are Combi Shuttle model strollers and car seats, used together as a travel system. The strollers and car seats have model number 6100027 or 6100100 printed on a label on the base of the car seat and stroller’s leg. They were sold in titanium and red chili colors. Combi is printed on the front of the stroller and the car seat. Shuttle is printed above the model number.

Sold at:, Babies R, and other online retailers from June 2015 through September 2016 for $350 to $400 for the travel system.

Remedy: Stop using the strollers with the car seats attached and contact Combi for a repair. The strollers and car seats still can be used separately.

Contact: Call 888-232-3294 or visit



Units: About 170

Hazard: If the recalled chests are not anchored to the wall, they can fall on or entrapment children, resulting in death or injuries.

Description: Recalled are Bow Front chests of drawers from the Vanguard Furniture Compendium Collection. The eight-drawer beech wood chests are finished in a variety of custom colors. They weigh 250 pounds. Tip restraint kits were included.

Sold at: Furniture stores nationwide from August 2015 to February 2017 for $4,200 to $4,400.

Remedy: Stop using furniture that is not anchored to the wall and place into an area that children cannot access. Contact company for installation of a repair to prevent tip-over.

Contact: Call 800-968-1702, email or visit

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