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Health Alerts: Essential oils, bunk bed, infant bath seats and more recalled

May 1, 2021

Pet medicine not meant for people

You may have heard claims on social media or in the news that ivermectin, a medicine for dogs, cats, horses and cows, can treat or cure COVID-19.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning people not to take any medicine to treat or prevent COVID-19 unless it has been prescribed by their doctor. People should never take ivermectin that is meant for animals. Several people have tried taking ivermectin meant for horses and were hospitalized.

Ivermectin labeled for animals includes ingredients that are not safe for people, according to the FDA. It also might contain more ivermectin than people should take. Taking too much ivermectin can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, low blood pressure, allergic reactions, dizziness, problems with balance, seizures, coma and death.

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. Due to the pandemic, some of the remedies may not be available. Check with recalling firms for details. Submit reports of harm to CPSC’s searchable online product safety database at A searchable food and medical product recall database is available

Essential oils bottles

Units:About 1.3 million

Hazard: The products contain methyl salicylate but are not in child-resistant packaging as required by law. Children are at risk of poisoning if they get the oil on their skin or swallow it.

Description: Three types of dōTERRA essential oils sold in 10 mL glass bottles are recalled: deep blue (SKU: 60200144; lots: 183055, 183232, 190882, 191362, 191484, 192563, 192694, 200853, 202203, 202412, 201622, 202262), past tense (SKU: 31350001; lots: 182621, 190072, 190452, 190512, 190573, 190642, 190662, 190702, 190801, 190921, 191232, 191404, 193451, 200242, 200422, 200932, 201292, 201351, 201392, 201401, 201471, 201481, 201493, 201541, 201551, 201571, 201603, 201673, 201744, 201754, 201822, 201971, 202043) and deep blue touch (SKU: 60200145; lots: 183094, 190802, 192314, 192666, 193222, 201141, 201923).

Sold: Online at from September 2018 through September 2020 for $26 to $79.

Remedy: Store the products out of children’s reach, and contact dōTERRA for a free replacement product of similar value.

Contact: Call 800-411-8151, email or visit


Platform bed frame

Units: About 82,000

Hazard: The bed frame can collapse, causing severe injury or death.

Description: Recalled are HR Platform bed frames sold under the Bed Tech brand with model numbers HR33, HR33XL, HR46, HR50, HR60, HR66. Sizes include twin, twin XL, full, queen, king and California king. The steel frames are black and have blue plastic clips. Each product has a 14-digit serial number that begins with HR and model number printed on an outside leg.

Sold at: American Furniture Warehouse, Mattress Firm and furniture and mattress stores nationwide from April 2020 through January 2021 for about $200.

Remedy: Stop using the recalled HR Platform Frames and contact Global Home Imports for a repair kit with metal clips to strengthen the frame.

Contact: Call 888-550-4371, email or visit


Infant bath seats

Units:About 5,000

Hazard:The bath seats can tip over, and babies can drown.

Description:Recalled Battop foldable infant bath seats (model BB2206) are white with blue, green or gray restraint bars and four white suction cups on the bottom.

Sold at: from July through October for about $40.

Remedy: Stop using the infant bath seats, and contact the company for a refund.

Contact: Email


Plush toys 

Units: About 3,000

Hazard: A metal wire in the shepherd’s staff can stick out and cut children.

Description: Recalled are Shepherd Boy plush toys that hold a shepherd’s staff. The staff is wrapped in fabric.

Sold at: and from November 2020 through January 2021 for about $16.

Remedy: Throw away the toy’s wire staff and contact the company for a refund in the form of a gift certificate. The plush toy can be used without the staff.

Contact: Call 844-310-2229, email or visit


Prescription bottles

Units: About 14,000

Hazard: The bottles can leak. Children are at risk of exposure to the drug through the skin or eyes.

Description: Recalled are bottles of Evrysdi, a prescription medicine that treats spinal muscular atrophy in adults and children. The amber bottles are labeled with Evrysdi (risdiplam) for oral solution, 100 mL dosage and NDC 20242-175-07.

Sold at: Specialty pharmacies nationwide since August 2020.

Remedy: Store all medications out of children’s reach. Inspect the bottle for leaks, and contact Genentech if a replacement is needed. Continue to use the medication as directed. If it comes in contact with skin, the company advises washing the area with soap and water. If Evrysdi gets in the eyes, rinse with water.

Contact: Call 800-334-0290


Bunk beds

Units: About 195

Hazard: The screws that hold the bed’s mattress foundation to the guardrails can be loose, and the mattress foundation can fall, posing a fall risk to children in the bunk bed.

Description: Recalled Casa Kids Cabina Bunk Beds were manufactured in February 2018, June 2018, May 2019 and December 2019. A label on the lower part of the bottom bunk’s headboard panel includes date of manufacture, in a MONTH.YEAR format, e.g., MAY.2019. The bunk beds are made from Baltic birch plywood in a combination of natural finish and white painted surfaces.

Sold at: from April 2018 through November 2020 for about $1,500.

Remedy: Stop using the beds until the bed’s foundation is inspected to make sure that the guardrails are tightly in place. Casa Kids is contacting purchasers with instructions on how to inspect and repair beds and will send new screws to consumers who alert them that the guardrails are not tightly in place.

Contact: Call 718-694-0272, email or visit

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