recalls

Asbestos Investigation: The Brands You Need To Avoid

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Yikes! Several children's products -- crayons and toy crime scene fingerprint kits -- were found to contain asbestos. You know that's not good, but why, exactly? Asbestos -- a naturally-occuring mineral fiber previously used in things like building materials  -- contains fibers that can be lodged in the lungs for a long time after inhaled. That... Read more

Recall Alert! Otteroo Baby Floats

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Otteroo Corp. is recalling 3,000 of its baby floats: circular floatation devices that fit snuggly around babies' necks and allow them to keep comfortably keep afloat in the pool or tub. While the sight of a baby's neck wrapped in a float is alarming at first, the product -- already popular in Asia -- has drawn... Read more

Recall Reminds Parents To Anchor TV And Furniture To Wall

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Earlier this week, Pali Design recalled several pieces of furniture. Restraint straps that anchor armoires and dressers to the wall can break, posing a risk of falling when curious kids play on the furniture. While the recall was relatively small -- affecting 18,000 pieces of furniture in the US -- it points to the larger... Read more

Recall Alert! IKEA Crib Mattresses

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IKEA is expanding its crib mattress recall, upping the number of potentially-dangerous mattresses to 300,000 in the US. While the initial recall back in January affected 160,000 VYSSA crib mattresses, 131,000 of the SULTAN mattresses have been added in the US, and 44,000 in Canada. The mattresses could create a gap between itself and the crib... Read more

Recall Alert! ALL Blue Bell Ice Cream Products

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After several smaller recalls, Blue Bell Ice Cream is voluntarily recalling all of its products. The culprit? Once again, listeria. By now, you get it: Listeriosis usually just means food poisoning, but with pregnant women, a brush with listeria can mean premature delivery, newborn infection, miscarriage or stillbirth. “We’re committed to doing the 100 percent right... Read more

Baby Goes to Extremes to Avoid Bedtime

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"The first year of his life, I think he was always awake," Adele Enersen recalls of her son Vincent, now three. "I think he slept 15 minutes once a week. Or at least it felt that way! Or remember that movie The Ring — the horror movie where the girl never slept? It was like... Read more

Recall Alert! Beech-Nut Baby Food

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Beech-Nut Nutrition is recalling almost 1,920 pounds of baby food -- somewhere around 7,600 jars -- after glass was discovered in one jar. While the recall, announced on the USDA website, is voluntary, one consumer did report oral injury as a result of glass in the baby food. Only one flavor is affected: Stage... Read more

Another Listeria Recall: Sabra Classic Hummus

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Say it ain't so: Sabra is voluntarily recalling about 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to a possible Listeria contamination. Add it to the list. Amy's Kitchen and Blue Bell Ice Cream both recently recalled products out of Listeria concerns, and Wegman's recalled nectarines, peaches, plums and pluots for the... Read more

Recall Alert! Smooth Industries Baby Pajamas

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Another motocross uniform pajama recall -- this time from manufacturer Smooth Industries. The recall affects about 7,600 pairs of pajamas, which fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear. The PJs, which look like motocross uniforms, were sold in four styles: Ride Smooth, Honda, MX Superstars and Moto X. The one-piece pairs were sold... Read more

Recall Alert! Amy's Kitchen Products

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Amy's Kitchen, Inc. is voluntarily recalling several products due to concerns of Listeriosis. One of the company's organic spinach suppliers may have received spinach containing Listeria monocytogenes.

Typically, if you consume Listeria monocytogenes bacterium, you’ll probably be hit with Listeriosis, or food poisoning. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, nausea, headache and diarrhea. But Listeriosis has especially...

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