Do not feed honey to infants under age 1
The American Academy of Pediatrics is reminding parents not to put honey in food, water or formula that is fed to infants under 1 year of age. Eating honey could cause a serious intestinal illness called infant botulism. Processed, cooked, baked or boiled foods containing honey also are not safe for infants.
Honey contains Clostridium botulinum spores. These spores also are common in dust and soil. If eaten, they can grow inside an infant’s intestines and release toxins that make the infant sick.
Symptoms of infant botulism include constipation, decreased movement, loss of facial expression, poor feeding, weak cry, reduced gag reflex and overall weakness and floppiness. Recovery can take weeks to months.
Recently, infants in Texas became sick from honey pacifiers purchased online and in Mexico.
About 139 U.S. infants become sick from infant botulism each year, according to the California Department of Public Health. Exposure to honey causes about 5% of infant botulism cases. The rest of the illnesses are assumed to be environmental.
Read more about botulism at https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/infections/pages/Botulism.aspx.
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 atwww.SaferProducts.gov. A searchable food and medical product recall database is available at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.
Units: About 22,500
Hazard: The slap bracelet’s metal wristband can pierce the protective fabric around it, and sharp edges can cut children.
Description: The children’s furry critter plush slap bracelets come in panda, unicorn and heart designs. Only slap-on bracelets are included in this recall.
Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide and at Target.com in July 2018 for about $5.
Remedy: Contact the company for a replacement.
Contact: Call 800-624-4826 or email email@example.com.
Units: About 8,200
Hazard: The GLIVARP extendable dining tables have a glass extension leaf that can fall unexpectedly and cause cuts or scrapes.
Description: The IKEA GLIVARP extendable dining tables are white and have four steel legs. A glass table top has an extension that can be pulled out to the side. Supplier number 12003 is on a sticker under the frame.
Sold exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide and at www.ikea-usa.com from February 2017 through October 2018 for about $300.
Remedy: Return tables to any IKEA store for a refund or replacement.
Contact: Call 888-966-4532 or visit http://bit.ly/2FYyst7.
Units: About 7,000
Hazard: The packaging of the pain and itch relief creams, sprays and gels is not child resistant. Children can be poisoned by lidocaine if they put the product on their skin or swallow it.
Description: Recalled are Pain Relief Naturally lidocaine-containing products Numbify, Extra Strength Numbify, Pre-TAT Tattoo, Superior Pain & Itch Relief, and Soothing Sore Relief creams, sprays, gels and liquid gels. The products were sold in 1-, 2- and 4-ounce containers.
Sold at: Amazon.com, Ebay.com, Walmart.com, Tatbalm.net, Naturallyhl.com and Numbify.com from August 2017 through August 2018 for $12 to $30.
Remedy: Contact the firm for a replacement cap.
Contact: Call 877-906-4806, email PRNCustomerCare@gmail.com or visit http://bit.ly/2Rx2vJJ.
Units: About 6,600
Hazard: The sliding chest-clip strap can detach from the shoulder strap, and the child can fall out of the carrier.
Description: The LÍLLÉbaby Active Series Pro 6-in-1 carriers came in space dye cobalt and space dye gray. Active All Seasons carriers came in slate. The baby can be strapped into the front or back position. Each carrier has a yellow tag on the front neck support, outside of the carrier, and on the back chest-clip pad. “LÍLLÉ” is printed in black lettering and “baby” in white lettering on the label.
Sold at: LILLEbaby.com and Amazon.com from September through October 2018 for about $160.
Remedy: Contact LÍLLÉbaby to receive a replacement baby carrier and a refund.
Contact: Call 855-554-5531, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.lillebaby.com/pages/safety.
Units: About 5,300
Hazard: The metal pendant on the necklace contains lead, which is toxic if children put it in their mouths.
Description: Recalled are Self-Esteem brand clothing sets sold in youth sizes 4x-12x with a gold leaf pendant necklace. The sets include a short-sleeve teal top with cut-out shoulders, a navy legging pant with a teal floral print and a pendant necklace with an orange and teal center. Style number PO#71160/LOT9 and production date 10/2017 are printed inside the garment.
Sold at: Burlington, Shopko, Meijer and Army and Air Force Exchange Services stores nationwide from February through November 2018 for about $14.
Remedy: Return the necklace to the store where purchased for a refund.
Contact: Call 800-451-0285, ext. 2879, or email email@example.com.
Units: About 3,000
Hazard: The feet on the giraffe-shaped night light can detach, and children can choke on them.
Description: Recalled is the HoMedics MyBaby Comfort Creatures Giraffe Portable & Bedside night light (model MYB-N100GIR with date code GP230118 or GP290318). The light can be plugged in or powered by AA batteries.
Sold at: Hinda Incentives, Power Sales and at Amazon.com and HoMedics.com from March through October 2018 for about $20.
Remedy: Contact HoMedics for a refund.
Contact: Call 800‑466‑3342.
Kids’ water bottles
Units: About 1,000
Hazard: The water bottle’s spout can detach, and children can choke on a small ring.
Description: Water bottles came with a blue lid and tractor print (barcode 5052776381048), yellow lid with hedgehog print (5052776412063), pale blue lid with shark print (5057634043526), turquoise lid with fish print (5057634043533) and pink lid with horse print (5052776381031).
Sold at: Mountain Warehouse stores nationwide and at www.mountainwarehouse.com/us from July 2017 through September 2018 for about $10.
Remedy: Contact Mountain Warehouse for a refund.
Contact: Call 866-313-2493, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.mountainwarehouse.com/us/help/product-recall/.