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Health Alerts: Pacifier holders, smoke detectors, and more recalled :

April 19, 2018

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 A searchable food and medical product recall database is available


Pacifier and teether holders

Units:About 590,000 in the U.S. and about 10,500 in Canada

Hazard: The snap can detach from the pacifier’s ribbon, and young children can choke on it.

Description: Dr. Brown’s Lovey pacifier and teether holders were sold in eight styles: giraffe, zebra, turtle, reindeer, frog, spring bunny, deer and bunny. Only holders with the following lot codes are recalled: RICH0615, RICH0715, RICH0815, RICH1215, RICH0516, RICH0616, RICH0716, RICH1116, RICH1016, RICH0916, RICH1216, RICH0317, RICH0417, RICH0517, RICH0617, RICH0717, RICH0817 and RICH0917. The lot codes are printed on the tag attached to the holder.

Sold at: Bed Bath & Beyond, H-E-B Grocery, Kmart, Target, Toys R Us/Babies R Us, Walmart and various stores nationwide and online at from August 2015 to March 2018 for about $10.

Remedy: Contact Handi-Craft to receive a replacement product or comparable merchandise of equal or lesser value.

Contact: Call 833-224-7674.


Smoke detectors

Units: About 452,000 in the U.S. and 40,000 in Canada

Hazard: A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire in their home.

Description: Models PI2010 (AC/hardwired) and PI9010 (DC/battery powered) of Kidde dual sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms are recalled. KIDDE is printed on the front of the smoke alarm. The model number and date code 2016 Sep. 10 through 2017 Oct. 13 are printed on the back of the alarm.

Sold at: Menards, The Home Depot, Walmart and other department, home and hardware stores nationwide and online at, and other websites from September 2016 through January 2018 for $20 to $40.

Remedy: Remove the alarm from the wall/ceiling and look through the opening on the side of the alarm to see if there is a yellow cap. If there is a yellow cap, contact Kidde for instructions and a free replacement smoke alarm. Do not try to take apart the alarm, open the casing or remove the yellow cap. Remove and discard the recalled smoke alarm only after receiving and installing the replacement alarm. If no yellow cap is present, reinstall the smoke alarm.

Contact: Call Kidde at 833-551-7739 or visit and click on Product Safety Recalls.


Children’s tents

Units: About 84,000

Hazard: The fiberglass rod that supports the tent can break and become sharp, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Description: The Playtime Pals Pop-Up Hideaway Hut children’s tent has four animal themes: hippo (pink), dog (brown), shark (blue) and tiger (orange). All have a fiberglass rod that springs to open the tent and supports the nylon shell.

Sold exclusively at: Home Depot stores nationwide during November 2017 for about $13.

Remedy: Return tents to Home Depot for a refund or store credit.

Contact: Call Jewett Cameron Company at 800-955-2879 or visit


Children’s electric wagons 

Units: About 5,000

Hazard: Improper wiring can activate the wagon’s motor unintentionally, posing an injury hazard.

Description: Radio Flyer’s eWagon is a children’s battery-operated electric wagon constructed of red and gray fabric and a steel frame. When force is applied to the wagon’s electric handle, the motor activates to power the wagon. The wagon has a removable canopy, two seats with seatbelts, four cup holders, a storage pouch, a removable battery and a telescoping handle with the power button. Only wagons with model number 3912/3912A are recalled. The model number can be found on the handle warning label near the pivoting joint.

Sold at: Toys “R” Us stores nationwide and online at and from August 2017 through January 2018 for about $350.

Remedy: Contact Radio Flyer for a refund.

Contact: Call Radio Flyer at 800-621-7613 or visit

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