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Health Alerts: E-cigarette liquid, infant pain products, and more :

June 19, 2018

Keep e-cigarette packages that look like food away from kids

Is that a juice box or e-cigarette liquid? E-cigarette juice that looks like juice boxes, candy, cookies or whipped cream is being sold in stores and online. The Food and Drug Administration is warning people that the packages are misleading.

The liquid inside also smells like the flavor of the food or drink that it imitates. Children might think it is safe to eat or drink. If young children eat the nicotine, it can cause seizures, coma or death.

Find more about e-cigarettes and vaping at


Infant pain product warnings

Editor’s note: Problems with the use of these products should be directed to a health care professional and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program at 800-332-1088 or

Teething products: The FDA is warning caregivers of infants under age 2 not to use teething liquid, sprays or gel products on gums because they contain benzocaine. The products can cause methemoglobinemia, a life-threatening condition.

To ease teething discomfort in children under age 2, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends massaging the gums and offering a firm (not frozen) teething ring. Find out more at

Homeopathic infant products: MBI Distributing Inc. is recalling products with the following UPC codes because they might vary in strength, quality and purity: teething drops (58301-04011), nausea drops (58301-05711), intestinal colic drops (58301-04211), stomach calm (58301-38414), expectorant cough syrup (58301-08214), argentum elixir (58301-18114) and silver/zinc throat spray (58301-18118). For more information, call MBI Distributing at 801-796-8745.


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

Spin, pottery art kits

Units: About 263,000 pottery art kits and 110,000 spin art kits.

Hazard: The battery compartment in the kits can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Description: Recalled are Creatology spin art kits and pottery art kits sold by Michaels. The 34-piece spin art kit includes a battery-operated spin art wheel with cover, paint, paint brushes and paper. SKU number 197861 and one of these UPC codes is on the box: 042409093252, 042409930601, 042409093115, 042409093061, 042409931141, 069545093113 or 400100663486. The 16-piece pottery kit includes a battery-operated pottery wheel, two bags of clay, four molding tools, six paints, two paint brushes and a sponge. SKU number 078859 and one of these UPC codes is on the box: 0400100663462, 0042409006603, 0042409006702, 0042409006757, 0069545670017 or 0886946767692.

Sold exclusively at: Michaels stores nationwide and online at from August 2011 through February 2018 for about $25.

Remedy: Return to any Michaels store for a refund.

Contact: Call 800-642-4235 or visit



Units: About 26,300

Hazard: The steering wheel on the Hauck Nerf Battle Racer go-karts can detach, break or crack while in use, posing a laceration and/or collision hazard to young children.

Description: Nerf Battle Racers are four-wheel pedal powered go-karts for children ages 4 to 10. The “Nerf” logo is on each side of the go-kart and is etched into the seat. The wheels are black and orange. Model number T91869 and the date of manufacture are printed on a white sticker under the seat. Only go-karts with a date of manufacture between 01/2016 and 03/2017 are recalled.

Sold at: Orsheln Farm, Shopko, Target, Toys R Us and Walmart stores and online at and from January 2016 to March 2017 for $200 to $300.

Remedy: Contact Hauck for a new steering wheel.

Contact: Call 877-428-2545 or visit


Children’s bath toys

Units: About 72,000

Hazard: The bath toy can break apart exposing small parts that young children can choke on.

Description: Munchkin’s Waterpede are multicolored centipede-shaped toys that allow water to be scooped from the top and flow through the chambers. They are for children 6 months and up.

Sold at: Babies R Us, Target and other stores nationwide and online at from September 2015 to January 2018 for $5 to $7.

Remedy: Contact Munchkin for a replacement toy.

Contact: Call 877-242-3134 or visit



Units: About 2,200

Hazard: The red crayons in the multicolor sets can contain glass.

Description: Recalled are Colorations brand sets of 200 extra-large crayons. The sets include 25 red crayons, and the box is purple and yellow.

Sold exclusively at: from June through October 2017 for about $36.

Remedy: Contact Discount School Supply for a replacement set.

Contact: Call 800-338-4430, email or visit


Wooden toy cars

Units: About 1,700

Hazard: The wheels and axles can detach from the toy car, and young children can choke on them.

Description: My First Porsche is a blue wooden toy car with tan wheels. The underside of the toy has “BAJO” and a lot number printed on it. Lot numbers include 011215, 020916, 031017, 031114, 03116, 040116, 040416, 040516, 041217, 051015, 061117 and 090915.

Sold at: Porsche dealers nationwide and online at and other websites from April 2015 through March 2018 for about $25.

Remedy: Contact a local authorized Porsche dealer to return for a refund.

Contact: Call 800-767-7243 or visit



Units: About 800

Hazard: An infant can pass through the opening between the stroller armrest and the seat bottom. The armrest can trap the child’s head or neck and strangle the child.

Description: Jané Muum strollers have a black frame, a reclining seat or hammock that is reversible and a hood. Colors include dark gray and black (S85), light gray and black (S49), blue and black (S46) and green and black (S47).

Sold at: Albee Baby, Baby World, Kidsland, Toys “R” US, Dainty Baby, USA Baby stores and other stores nationwide and online at and other websites from July 2016 through August 2017 for $300 to $450.

Remedy: Contact the company for a replacement armrest.

Contact: Call 844-200-7971, email or visit and complete the form.

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