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Health Alerts: Organic baby food, table top toys, and more recalled :

April 20, 2016

Organic fruit pouches may be spoiled

Gerber Products Co. is recalling organic baby food pouches that could be spoiled due to a packaging defect.

The following Gerber Organic 2nd Food pouches are affected: Pears, Carrots & Peas, 3.5 ounce pouch (UPC 15000074319 with best by dates/batch codes of 12JUL2016 51945335XX and 13JUL 2016 51955335XX) and Carrots, Apples and Mangoes, 3.5 ounce pouch (UPC 15000074395 with best by dates/batch codes of 13JUL2016 51955335XX and 14JUL2016 51965335XX).

Contact the Gerber Parents Resource Center for a replacement coupon at 800-706-0556 or visit


Powdered clay contains lead

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that powdered clay sold under the name “Best Bentonite Clay” contains high levels of lead, which may pose a risk to children.

Best Bentonite clay powder is marketed as a health and beauty product. It is mixed with water to form clay, which then is applied to the skin or consumed. The product is sold on and on the Best Bentonite website.

The FDA advises anyone who has used this product or given it to a child to consult a health care professional immediately.

Report adverse events or side effects to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program at or 800-332-1088. Access the FDA recall at

CPSC recalls
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




Units: About 5,400

Hazard: The pajamas could catch fire easily.

Description: Recalled are two styles of 100% cotton one-piece, long-sleeved footed pajamas: one with a zip-up closure and one with a hood, two front pockets and a zip-up closure. The pajamas were sold in a variety of colors and patterns, including solids, stripes, plaids, hearts, white snowflakes, yellow moon and white and blue stars, white bunnies, and colored Easter eggs. The pajamas were sold in sizes infant large through kids large.

Sold at: Online at,, and for $20 for infant sizes, $25 for toddler sizes and $30 for kids sizes.

Remedy: Contact Creating X for store credit.

Contact: Call 888-695-2664, email at or visit



Table top toys


Units: About 2,100

Hazard: The round plastic beads can break off, and children can choke on them.

Description: Busy Loops table top toys have orange, green, blue and purple plastic tubing with plastic beads threaded on the tubing that can slide up and down. The tubes sit on a blue plastic base with an orange suction cup. Model number 700470 and lot code FH are printed on the bottom of the blue base.

Sold at: BuyBuy Baby and other toy stores nationwide and online at and from September 2015 through January 2016 for about $15.

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

Contact: Call 800-541-1345.



Pool covers


Units: About 350

Hazard: The brass-plated snap hooks used to connect the cover’s cables to the wall can break, posing a drowning risk.

Description: Recalled are mesh and solid-material Anchor 5-Star, Anchor Mesh, Classic Solid and Defender Mesh brand custom safety pool covers. The covers’ cables are connected to the pool wall using brass-plated snap hooks with a gold-tone spring tab, a seam and a hook end with a bezel. The date of manufacture appears on the warning label on the underside of each pool cover. Manufacture dates of “Sep 14,” “Oct 14” and “Nov 14” are recalled.

Sold at: Independent pool supply stores and dealers nationwide from September to November 2014 for about $3,000.

Remedy: Contact your pool cover dealer to schedule an inspection and replacement of the snap hooks.

Contact: Call 800-255-5552.

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