It seems like some baby or home product is always being recalled. Want to make sure nothing you’ve got at home has been deemed hazardous? Here’s the latest.
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Get more info on the Rockland crib recall and other recalled items.
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Rockland Furniture Drop-Side Cribs
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of about 16,700 Rockland Furniture Drop-side Cribs. The drop-sides can malfunction or detach, creating a space where a child can become wedged, entrapped or fall out of the crib. This poses an injury risk, as well as a risk of strangulation or suffocation. The models included in the recall, sold at jcpenney stores between 2005 and 2008, are:
343-8124 Nightingale Spindle Drop-Side Crib
343-8280 Cottage Standard Drop-Side Crib Version 1
343-8271 Cottage Standard Drop-Side Crib Version 2
343-9105 Drop-Side Crib and Changer
343-8191 Renew Standard Drop-Side Crib
343-8192 Renew Convertible Drop-Side Crib
If you have one of these cribs, stop using it immediately and contact the manufacturer, Nan Far Woodworking, at (877) 967-5770 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday for a free repair kit that will safely immobilize the drop side. For more information, go to or visit the firm's website rocklandimmobilizationkit.com
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Safety 1st Cabinet Locks
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 900,000 units of the Safety 1st Push ‘N Snap Cabinet Locks. Young children can remove the locks, allowing access to cabinet contents and posing an injury risk. There have been 200 reported incidents where locks did not secure the cabinet, including some reports in which the locks were damaged. Also, 140 children between the ages of 9 months and 5 years old were able to disengage the lock and gain access to the cabinet’s contents. In three of the incidents, children who were able to get into the cabinets swallowed or handled dishwashing detergent, window cleaner or oven cleaner. The children were taken to emergency treatments centers were they were observed and released. The locks involved in this recall have the model number 48391 and 48442. The product was sold at Bed Bath & Beyond and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2004 to February 2012.
If you have this product, immediately remove the lock from the cabinet and contact Dorel Juvenile Group for a free replacement. You can contact DJG at (866) 762-3212 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or you can go online at http://www.djgusa.com
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Gerber Powdered Infant Formulaccording to the FDA, Gerber Products Company has announced a voluntary recall of their Gerber Good Start Gentle powdered infant formula. The recall involves the formula in 23.2 ounce plastic packages with a batch number of GXP1684 and an expiration date of March 5, 2013.
The product has no health or safety risks, but it may have an “off-odor.” There were some reports of spit-up and other gastrointestinal complaints in babies who were fed the formula.
If you have this product with the batch code and expiration date, you should contact the Gerber Parents Resource Center at 1-800-487-7763 for a replacement. No other Gerber or Gerber Good Start products are involved in this recall.
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Kelty Jogging StrollersThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 3,000 Kelty Speedster Swivel Deluxe single and Swivel Deuce double jogging strollers. The front wheel of the stroller can come loose and cause the stroller to tip over, which can pose a fall and injury hazard to the child in the stroller and the adult pushing it. There have been three reports of injury where adults had cuts, scrapes and fractured bones and children had minor cuts and scrapes.
The strollers have an aluminum frame and a cloth seat with a canopy and with “Kelty Kids” embroidered on the front of the stroller near the child’s leg area. They were sold in color combinations like blue/gray and orange/gray. The model numbers in the recall for the single jogging strollers are 20090116, 20090116B, 20650411BLU and 20650411CU and for the the recalled double jogging strollers, they are 20090216 and 20650611. The product was sold in juvenile product stores and sporting good stores nationwide and online from January 2010 to February 2012. If you have one of these strollers, stop using it immediately and contact Kelty to receive a free updated assembly and maintenance instructions. The company can be reached at (866) 349-7225 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MT, or you can contact Kelty through its website Kelty.com.
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Infants' Tylenol Oral SuspensionMake sure you don’t have this in your medicine cabinet! McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division has announced a voluntary recall of approximately 574,000 bottles of Infant Tylenol Oral Suspension 1 oz grape. The medicine is used as a pain reliever and fever reducer. The lot numbers that are being recalled are BIL0U00, BIL0V00, BIL3500, BJL2D00, BJL2E00, BJL2T00 and BJL2U00, with the UPC code 300450122308, so check your bottles.
The recall was announced as a precaution after the company received a few complaints from parents who had difficulty using the product’s “SimpleMeasure” dosing system. The system includes a dosing syringe that the parent inserts into a protective cover (or “flow restrictor”) at the top of the bottle to measure the proper dose. There were reports of a malfunction because the flow restrictor was pushed into the bottle while the syringe was inserted.
If you have this medication and the flow restrictor is pushed into the bottle, you shouldn’t use it. You can request a refund by visiting Tylenol.com or contacting McNeil at 1-888-222-6036, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time and Saturday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. If you still have concerns, contact your doctor or go to Tylenol.com.
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Bumbleride Indie and Bumbleride Indie Twin StrollersThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled about 28,000 units of the Bumbleride Indie and Indie Twin Strollers. The front wheel of the stroller can break at the axle hub, which can cause the stroller to tip and pose a fire hazard. There have been 36 incidents of the front wheel cracking and two reports of the stroller tipping over and resulting in minor injuries. The recalled products have the model numbers I-107, I-110 and I-205 with a manufacture date from January 2009 through August 2011. The manufacture date can be found on a white sticker on the side of the seat frame. The twin strollers have the model numbers IT-108, IT-111 and IT-305 with a manufacture date of January 2009 through August 2011 -- you can find the date on a white sticker under the handle. The product was sold at Buy Buy Baby and other baby product stores nationwide and also at Bumbleride.com and other online retailers from January 2009 through January 2012. If you have one of these strollers, immediately stop using the product and contact Bumbleride for a free front wheel retrofit kit. The company can be reached at (800) 530-3930 bewteen 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or on its website or through email email@example.com.
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IKEA Baby-Chair Safety BeltsIKEA has recalled safety belts for 1.2 million ANTILOP highchairs. This happened after the company received eight reports of children falling out of their seats after the safety belt buckle opened unexpectedly. The chairs were sold between July 2007 and November 2009 with the number 17389 -- many of them were sold in Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden.
If you have one of these safety belts, stop using the product immediately and contact IKEA for an exchange or refund.
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Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort LotionJohnson & Johnson announced a voluntary recall today of one lot (around 2,200 tubes) of Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion. It was done as precautionary measure after the FDA found high levels of bacteria in the product. The products being recalled were sold in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. No health problems related to this lotion were reported.
The bacteria in the lotion is coagulase-negative Staphylococci, which is commonly found on the skin and mucus membranes of humans but are not health-threatening.
If you have any questions regarding this recall, you can contact the company’s customer service center at 1-877-298-2525.