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Health Alerts: Treadmills, hand sanitizer, infant teethers, and more recalled

June 1, 2021

Childproof home gym equipment

Many families bought home gym equipment to stay in shape during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently issued a warning to keep children away from treadmills after receiving reports one child died and others were injured while playing on or near a Peloton Tread/Tread+ treadmill. Children were trapped, pinned and pulled under the rear roller.

About 21,000 children were treated for injuries from home gym equipment in 2019, according to a U.S. database of injury reports. Injuries included scrapes, burns and finger amputations after children’s hands got caught in moving parts. Children also suffered head injuries and broken bones after falling from the equipment.

Parents should childproof home exercise areas, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. For example:

  • Keep children away from the equipment and restrict access.
  • Unplug machines when not in use, and store the key in another location.
  • Supervise young children around home gym equipment.
  • Consider creating a workout room that can be locked.

Find more home exercise safety tips at

The following product recalls have been announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) or Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Consumers should stop using the product unless otherwise instructed. Search or report products to the CPSC atwww.saferproducts.govand FDA


Peloton treadmills 

Units: About 125,000 Tread+ and about 1,050 Tread treadmills.

Hazard: Children can become trapped, pinned or pulled under the rear roller of the Peloton Tread+ model. The touchscreen on the Tread model can detach and fall off onto a person.

Incidents/injuries: A 6-year-old child died after being pulled under the rear of the Tread+ model treadmill. Peloton also has received 72 reports of adults, children, pets and objects being pulled under the rear of the Tread+. There have been 18 reports of the touchscreen on the Tread model loosening and six reports of the touchscreen falling, with no injuries in the U.S.

Description: Peloton Tread+ model number TR-01 has a running deck space of 67 inches. The treadmill was named Tread in 2018 and renamed Tread+ in September 2020. Peloton Tread model TR-02 has a running space of 59 inches.

Sold at: The Tread+ was sold in showrooms and online at from September 2018 to April 2021 for about $4,295. The Tread was sold from November 2020 to March 2021 for about $2,495.

Remedy: Stop using the treadmills, keep away from children and pets, and contact Peloton for a refund on the Tread+ until Nov. 6, 2022. Consumers who do not want a refund for the Tread+ should visit Consumers who do not want a refund for the Tread can schedule a repair of the touchscreen.

Contact: Call 844-410-0141 or visit


Hand sanitizer

Hazard: The scented hand sanitizers contain methanol (wood alcohol), benzene and acetaldehyde, which can poison children and cause other serious problems.

Description: Recalled are five lots of Scentsational scented hand sanitizers from the Black and White Collection and Photo Real Collection and three lots of Ulta Beauty Collection scented hand sanitizer spray in 3.38 fluid-ounce and 3.4 fluid-ounce spray bottles.

Sold at: Ulta Beauty, TJ Maxx and Marshalls retail stores.

Remedy: Stop using the hand sanitizers and return them to the place of purchase. Seek medical attention for any problems related to using the product.

Contact: Call 855-554-8050.


Infant teethers

Units: About 61,000

Hazard: The plastic wings can detach from the teether, and young children can choke on them.

Description: Recalled are B. toys Light-Up Firefly Teether Glowy Chews – Firefly Frank plastic infant teethers. The blue, green and red teethers are shaped like a firefly and light up when shaken.

Sold at: Target stores nationwide and at from July 2019 through February 2021 for $6 to $10.

Remedy: Return teethers to any Target store for a refund or contact Battat to return by mail for a refund.

Contact: Call Battat at 844-963-2479, email or visit at and click “Recalls.”


Children’s bath wraps

Units: About 55,700

Hazard: The bath wraps fail to meet flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

Description: Recalled are three styles of hooded children’s bath wraps: animal, heathered plush and luxe Sherpa with belts and patch pockets. The size and “RH BABY&CHILD” or “baby & child RESTORATION HARDWARE” are printed on a sewn-in label at the neck.

Sold at: RH Baby & Child Galleries, RH Outlets nationwide and at and from April 2014 through November 2020 for $1 to $64.

Remedy: Contact the company for refund or credit of $32-$39, depending on the product.

Contact: Call 833-917-3405, email or visit


Baby rompers

Units: About 44,350

Hazard: The heart-shaped graphics on the knees of the romper can peel off or detach, and children can choke on them.

Description: Cat & Jack Baby Heart Ears Rompers with the following product item numbers are recalled: 206-09-6476 (newborn), 206-09-6477 (0-3 months), 206-09-6478 (3-6 months), 206-09-6479 (6-9 months), 206-09-6480 (12 months), 206-09-6481 (18 months) and 206-09-6482 (24 months). The product item number is printed on the white tag inside the romper.

Sold at: Target stores nationwide and at from November 2020 through February 2021 for about $13.

Remedy: Take the recalled rompers away from children and return them to any Target store for a refund. Consumers who purchased the romper at can contact Target to receive a prepaid return label.

Contact: Call 800-440-0680 or visit


Infant activity rattles

Units: About 18,000

Hazard: The ring on the horse’s back can come off and release small beads that children could choke on.

Description: Recalled are Playgro’s Clip Clop activity rattles. The horse-shaped stuffed rattle is blue and has four legs. The rattle is labeled with batch code 010053 or 010082, and UPC code 9321104011459 is on the package.

Sold at: Walmart stores nationwide and at from November 2020 through January 2021 for about $5.

Remedy: Stop using the rattle and contact Playgro for a replacement.

Contact: Call 855-775-2947, email or visit .


Numbing cream

Units: About 15,000

Hazard: The packaging is not child resistant. The cream contains lidocaine, which can poison young children if they put it on their skin or swallow it.

Description: Recalled is Welmate Lidocaine Numbing Cream in a 113 g (4 ounce) white jar with a blue, orange and green label and a white cap. Welmate, 5% Lidocaine, the Welmate logo and UPC code 373581105045 or 373581000012 are printed on the label.

Sold at:,, and from August 2020 through March 2021 for about $20.

Remedy: Stop using the cream, store it away from children and contact the company for instructions on how to dispose the product and receive a refund.

Contact: Call 866-933-6337, email or visit


Dietary supplements

Units: About 7,800

Hazard: The packaging is not child resistant. The product contains iron, which can poison young children if they swallow it.

Description: Recalled are bottles of LifeSeasons Blood Nourish-R dietary supplement with iron. The brown, 60-capsule count bottles have a white and red label with the LifeSeasons logo printed on the front and UPC code 5376000245 on the back.

Sold at: Health food stores nationwide and at and from October 2020 through January 2021 for about $26.

Remedy: Store the product away from children and contact the company for return and refund/credit instructions.

Contact: Call 877-455-2826, email or visit


Sodium hydroxide bags

Units: About 330

Hazard: The packaging is not child resistant. The products contain sodium hydroxide, which can cause chemical burns and irritation to the skin and eyes.

Description: Recalled are Modernist Pantry Kitchen Alchemy bags of sodium hydroxide. The product was sold in 50-gram and 400-gram black and orange resealable bags. It is marketed for food preparation. The Modernist Pantry logo and a female cook appear on the front of the bag.

Sold at: and from April 2019 through February 2021 for $8 to $26.

Remedy: Keep product away from children and contact Modernist Pantry for a replacement package.

Contact: Call 888-578-3932, email or visit


Essential oils

Units: About 220

Hazard: The packaging is not child resistant. These products contain methyl salicylate, which can poison young children if they swallow it.

Description: GEO Wintergreen organic essential oil (5 milliliter; SKU 990181) and GEO Alleviate organic essential oil blend (15 milliliter; SKU 990305) came in amber glass bottles with black caps.

Sold at: and from February 2017 through July 2019 for $7 to $20.

Remedy: Stop using the recalled essential oils and dispose of the products. The company is issuing refunds to consumers for the purchase price through the distribution channel where purchased.

Contact: Call 855-502-5363 or visit


Youth jackets

Units: About 156

Hazard: Recalled jackets have a drawstring in the hood and in the waist area that can become entangled or caught on playground slides, handrails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a strangulation and/or an entrapment hazard to children.

Description: Recalled Swix winter jackets were sold in black, navy and red under the name Focus Down Jacket Jr., (item 13162) in junior sizes 128 (8-10yrs), 140 (10-12yrs), 152 (12-14yrs) and 164 (14-16yrs).

Sold at: Outdoor and ski apparel stores nationwide and at from September 2020 through March 2021 for about $160.

Remedy: Remove the drawstrings or return the jacket to BRAV USA for a refund.

Contact: BRAV USA at 800-343-8335, email or visit

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