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Health Alerts: Crib mobile, high chairs, and more recalled :

February 15, 2018

Infant sling safety

If you own an infant sling, follow these safety tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission:

  • Make sure the infant’s face is not covered and can be seen by the wearer.
  • Change the baby’s position after nursing in a sling. Make sure her head is facing up and clear of the sling and the mother’s body.
  • Check the baby often to see that nothing is blocking her nose and mouth. Her chin should be away from her chest.


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 atwww.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.

Infant rattles

Units:About 280,000

Hazard: The ears on the elephant rattles can break off, and young children can choke on them.

Description: Recalled are Vtech Shake and Sing Elephant rattles with model number 80-184800. The rattle has a purple elephant with yellow and blue ears at one end and a black and white plastic teething ring at the other end. Number 1848 is printed on the back.

Sold at: Walmart, Kmart, Meijer, Mills Fleet Farm, Seventh Avenue and online at Amazon.com and zulily.com from November 2015 through November 2017 for about $8.

Remedy: Contact VTech for a refund or credit.

Contact: Call 800-521-2010 or visit https://www.vtechkids.com/support/support_form.


Infant bodysuits

Units: About 194,500

Hazard: The snaps at the crotch can detach, and young children can choke on them.

Description: Recalled are Alstyle 100% cotton, short-sleeved infant bodysuits in black, blue, pink and white. The bodysuits were sold in sizes 6M, 12M and 18M. “CAT – # – J” is printed on a label.

Sold at: Wholesale and screen printers nationwide and online at www.alstyle.com from August 2015 through September 2017 for $2.15 to $2.25.

Remedy: Contact company to return and receive a $10 Alstyle gift card per garment.

Contact: Call 877-562-1499.



Lidocaine cream

Units: About 74,000

Hazard: The packaging is not child resistant. Lidocaine is poisonous to young children.

Description: Recalled is Well at Walgreens Pain and Itch Relief Cream. The tube and packaging are orange with a purple stripe. “Maximum Strength,” “Pain and Itch Relief Cream 4% Lidocaine” and “Net Wt. 2 oz (56.7 grams)” are printed on the front. UPC bar code 3 11917 18962 8 is on the package.

Sold exclusively at: Walgreens stores and at www.walgreens.com from March through November 2017 for about $7.

Remedy: Return to Walgreens for a refund.

Contact: Call 866-323-0107 or visit http://www.natureplex.com/recall.html.


Travel crib mobile

Units: About 37,000

Hazard: The clamp attaching the mobile to the crib rail can break. The mobile can fall and injure an infant in the crib.

Description: VTech Lights & Lullabies Travel mobiles were sold in blue (model 80-503000) and pink (model 80-503050). They have three star attachments and a button that plays music and nature sounds.

Sold at: Kmart, Walmart and online at Amazon.com and zulily.com from February through November 2017 for about $25.

Remedy: Contact the company for a refund or replacement.

Contact: Call 800-521-2010 or visit https://www.vtechkids.com/recall.


Fidget keychain

Units: About 20,000

Hazard: The center post on the fidget spinner can fall out, and children can choke on it.

Description: The recalled Pokemon fidget spinner keychains have a silver metal key ring with a metal bar attached. It is red and white in the center and yellow around the outside.

Sold at: Bonita Marie Int., GameStop, Wonderland stores and others nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from September through November 2017 for $7 to $10.

Remedy: Contact the company for a refund.

Contact: Call 888-320-3299, email supportdesk@fabny.com or visit http://www.fabny.com/recall-information.



High chairs

Units: About 7,900

Hazard: The front legs on the high chair can come off the seat, and children can fall.

Description: Recalled are charcoal colored Tuo high chairs that can convert into toddler chairs. Style numbers 304200 and 304200CN have date code HH102016, HH11/2016, HH3/2017 and HH4/2017.

Sold at: Babies “R” Us, buybuy Baby, Target, Kohl’s, Dillard’s and other children’s specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Skiphop.com from December 2016 through September 2017 for about $160.

Remedy: Contact the company for a replacement.

Contact: Call 888-282-4674 or visit https://www.skiphoprecall.com.


Nursery space heaters

Units: About 5,000

Hazard: A broken motor mount can allow the electric heating element to touch the plastic and catch on fire.

Description: Recalled are Vornado Sunny CS (crib side) model EH1-0090 electric space heaters sold in white with an accent of melon and gray. “Vornadobaby” is printed on the side of the heater. Model/type “SUNNY CS EH1-0090” and serial number are on the bottom under the elastic cord wrap. Recalled heaters have numbers 1 and 7 as the fourth and fifth digits (i.e., XXX17-XXXXXX).

Sold at: Bed Bath & Beyond, buybuy Baby and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Target.com, Vornado.com and other websites from October through December 2017 for about $100.

Remedy: Contact the company for replacement instructions.

Contact: Call 844-205-7978 or visit http://www.vornado.com/recalls.


Murphy bed kits

Units: About 2,300

Hazard: The hardware kits used to secure the wooden wall enclosures to the wall studs do not provide enough bracing support. Children can tip over or become trapped.

Description: I-Semble vertical and horizontal Murphy bed hardware kits in twin, full and queen size. Recalled vertical mount kits are twin model #54877, full model #55991 and queen model #54386. Recalled horizontal mount kits recalled are twin model #50479, full model #53155 and queen model #58262.

Sold at: Rockler stores, catalog and at Rockler.com from January through October 2017 for $300 to $400.

Remedy: Contact the company for a repair kit.

Contact: Call 800-260-9663 or visit http://www.rockler.com/recalls.


Bassinets 

Units: About 1,000

Hazard: The bassinets do not meet safety requirements. Babies can fall out or be trapped in them.

Description: The Multipro bassinet has a swing framework with a pair of metal legs on the ends of the middle rod. The bassinet has polka dot fabric with a mesh opening on the side and was sold in a variety of colors.

Sold at: Products and parts were sold on www.Amazon.com from January 2014 through July 2017 for $20 to $230.

Remedy: Take the bassinet apart and throw it away. A gift card for the purchase price will be issued.

Contact: Amazon at 888-280-4331 or visit www.amazon.com if you have not received a refund.


Blinds

Units: About 550

Hazard: The cord restraints on the combination wand/cord of the sheer blinds can break and strangle children.

Description: Recalled are custom-made Luminette privacy sheer blinds and other branded and generic sheer blinds with the combination wand cord sold in white. Hunter Douglas is printed on the end of the wand of the Luminette brand sheer blinds. The others do not have a logo. The cord/wand is unique to this product. Other brands and names are listed online.

Sold at: Budget Blinds, Hunter Douglas dealers, JC Penney and Lowes stores from January through March 2017 for $1,250 to $2,000.

Remedy: Contact Hunter Douglas for a repair kit.

Contact: Call 800-997-2389 or visit https://www.hunterdouglas.com/child-safety.

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