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Health Alerts: 'Miracle' drink, trampolines, bath toys, and more

September 17, 2019

‘Miracle’ drink products sold online can make kids sick

 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning people not to drink products with names like Miracle or Master Mineral Solution, Miracle Mineral Supplement (MMS), Chlorine Dioxide (CD) Protocol or Water Purification Solution (WPS). When mixed according to label directions, it develops a dangerous bleach solution (sodium chlorite) that causes potentially life-threatening side effects.

Some of the products are being promoted as remedies for flu, autism, cancer, hepatitis and to prevent bacterial and viral illnesses. However, the solution is not FDA-approved, and consuming the product is the same as drinking bleach. People who have consumed the products have experienced nausea, severe vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration and liver failure.

If you are experiencing these symptoms after consuming the product, seek immediate medical attention. Report the incident to the FDA MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program at 800-332-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm.

 

Additional recalls and warnings

Herbal remedies

Hazard: The products claim to treat disease conditions but have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and did not follow required manufacturing practices.

Description: Herbal Doctor Remedies products came in white plastic containers with screw-on lids. The containers have a white stick-on label and red, green and blue lettering. Contents include capsules, ointment, massage oil or powder.

Sold by: Acupuncturists and alternative medicine providers and online at www.herb-doc.com, www.theraherb.com, www.herbaldoctorremedies.com, www.chinasecretremedy.com and www.theraherb.ecrater.com.

Remedy: Return the product to Herbal Doctor Remedies, 497 Cumbre St., Monterey Park, CA 91754 or place of purchase.

Contact: Call 626-999-4702 or email herbdoc30@gmail.com.

 

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.

Water bottles

 

Units: About 5.7 million

Hazard: The clear silicone spout can fall off, and children can choke on it.

Description: Contigo Kids Cleanable water bottles with a black base and cover are recalled. Bottles came in 13-ounce, 14-ounce and 20-ounce sizes. They were sold individually and in two- and three-packs.

Sold at: Costco, Walmart, Target and other stores nationwide and online from April 2018 to June 2019 for $9 to $24.

Remedy: Contact the company for instructions and replacement parts.

Contact: Call 888-262-0622 or visit www.gocontigo.com/recall.

 

Magnetic trivets

Units: About 350,000

Hazard: Magnets can fall off the trivet, and children can swallow them. Magnets then can link together inside the intestines and cause life-threatening injuries.

Description: Tristar Products magnetic trivets have four magnets encased in silicone. They were sold in copper, burgundy, blue and black with Copper Chef 10-piece Cerami-Tech nonstick cookware sets and individually.

Sold at: QVC from October 2017 through October of 2018 for $75 to $120 (cookware set) and $10 (individually).

Remedy: Contact the company for replacement instructions.

Contact: Call 800-718-5136 or email http://www.trivetrecall.com/.

 

Trampolines

 

Units: About 23,000

Hazard: The welds on the metal railing legs can fall apart, putting jumpers at risk of injury and falls.

Description: Recalled are Super Jumper 14-foot trampolines and 14-foot and 16-foot trampolines with enclosures sold without reinforcement clamps. Trampolines have six or eight metal legs, a black mat, gold springs and blue pad covering the springs.

Sold at: Wayfair.com, Amazon.com, Hayneedle.com and Overstock.com from November 2011 through June 2019 for $200 to $400.

Remedy: Contact the company for a repair kit.

Contact: Call 866-757-3636, email recall@superjumperinc.com or visit https://www.superjumperinc.com/pages/recall.

 

Essential oil

 

Units: About 18,600

Hazard: The bottles are not child resistant. Young children can be poisoned if they swallow the oil.

Description: The recalled PipingRock wintergreen 100% pure essential oil was sold in one-half fluid ounce (15 mL) glass amber dropper bottles. Product number NT446 and UPC code 610256764467 are printed on the back. Recalled are lot numbers 1905, 4000, 5980, 7420, 9344, 11202, 27180, 31397, 37913, 43369, 45843 and 56439.

Sold at: Piping Rock Vitamin Factory Outlet nationwide and on Amazon.com and PipingRock.com from March 2013 to June 2019 for about $5.

Remedy: Contact the company for a refund.

Contact: Call 800-544-1925 or email customerservice@pipingrock.com.

 

Bluetooth wireless headphones

 

Units: About 6,900

Hazard: The micro-USB charging cable packaged with Happy Plugs wireless headphones can cause the headphones to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Description: Recalled are Happy Plugs Wireless II Bluetooth headphones with an external micro-USB charging cable. Colors, item number and UPC include: black gold (# 7620; UPC 811613031059), black (# 7621; UPC 811613031066), white (# 7622‎; UPC 811613031073), pink gold (# 7623‎; UPC 811613031080), matte gold (#7624; UPC 811613031097), space gray (# 7625; UPC 811613031103), white marble (# 7626; UPC 811613031110), botanica exotica (# 7627; UPC 811613031127), pink marble (# 7629; UPC 811613032056) and leopard (# 7630; UPC 811613032063).

Sold at: Macy’s stores nationwide and online at happyplugs.com from January through May for $10 to $40.

Remedy: Contact company for replacement information.

Contact: Call 800-419-2988, call customerservice@happyplugs.com or visit http://bit.ly/2PiF3mU.

 

Bath toys

 

Units: About 6,200

Hazard: The recalled toys can break and create a sharp point, which can cut children. They also can choke on the pieces.

Description: Recalled are Ubbi Connecting plastic bath toys with a circle in the middle and engraved smiley face attached to six smaller circles. The toys can be connected to each other and were sold as a set of six pieces in various colors and as a gift set with four sets of bath toys.

Sold at: Buy Baby, Nordstrom, Bump Box and other specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and ubbiworld.com from January through August for $8 (individual set) and $40 (gift set).

Remedy: Return the toys to Pearhead for a refund and a replacement toy. 

Contact: Call 718-422-0592, email service@ubbiworld.com or visit https://ubbiworld.com/pages/product-recall.

 

Chest of drawers

Units: About 3,000

Hazard: If the chest is not anchored to the wall, it can tip over onto children and cause injury or death.

Description: Recalled are a five-drawer mirrored chest with black wash finish (SKU 177373) and a six-drawer chest with cream distressed finish (SKU 145191).

Sold at: Kirkland’s Stores nationwide and online at www.kirklands.com from January 2016 through May 2019 for about $200.

Remedy: Move chests out of children’s reach. Contact Kirkland’s store for a refund or a tip-over restraint kit and free, one-time home installation.

Contact: Call 877-541-4855, email customer.care@kirklands.com or visit http://bit.ly/kirkrecallchest.

 

Baby walkers

 

Units: About 1,500

Hazard: The walkers can be damaged and expose sharp points and small parts that can cause cuts and choking hazards.

Description: The Crate and Barrel baby push walkers (SKU number 124-248) have four wheels and activities such as spinning blocks, wheels and balls.

Sold exclusively online at: www.crateandbarrel.com from January through April for about $100.

Remedy: Contact Crate and Barrel.

Contact: Call 800-451-8217.

 

Children’s pajamas

Units: About 185

Hazard: The clothing fails to meet flammability standards for children’s sleepwear.

Description: Recalled are children’s 100% cotton knit, two-piece pajama sets sold in sizes 6 to 12 months through size 10Y. Prints include acrofish neon, crab, elephant, jellyfish, mooch, monkey and seahorse.

Sold at: Boutique stores in Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Virginia from August 2018 through July 2019 for about $30.

Remedy: Contact the company for a refund.

Contact: Call 860- 906-6285, email sales@samparkusa.com or visit https://www.samparkusa.com/recall-notice/.

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