Consumer Product Recalls

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Bumbo Seat Recall

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled Bumbo Baby Seats due to a potential fall hazard. About four million seats are being recalled, following reports that babies can maneuver out of or fall from the seat, posing a risk of serious injuries. One million Bumbo seats were voluntarily recalled in 2007 to provide additional warnings against their use on raised surfaces. CPSC and Bumbo International know of at least 50 incidents after the October 2007 voluntary recall in which babies fell from a Bumbo seat while it was being used on a raised surface. Nineteen of those incidents included reports of skull fractures. CPSC and Bumbo International are also aware of an additional 34 post-recall reports of infants who fell out or maneuvered out of a Bumbo seat used on the floor or at an unknown elevation, resulting in injury. Two of these incidents involved reports of skull fractures, while others reported bumps, bruises and other minor injuries. The seats were sold at retailers including Sears, Target, Toys R Us (including Babies R Us), USA Babies, and Walmart from August 2003 through August 2012 for between $30 and $50. Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the seat until they order and install a free repair kit, which includes a restraint belt with a warning label, installation instructions, safe use instructions and a new warning sticker. Order the free repair kit at http://www.recall.bumboUSA.com or by calling 866-898-4999. For more information, go to the CPSC Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12247.html

Safety 1st Cabinet Locks

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled about 900,000 Safety 1st brand Push ‘N Snap Cabinet Locks. Because young children can disengage the cabinet locks, they can gain access to contents in a cabinet that pose the risk of injury due to dangerous or unsafe items. The product manufacturer, Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) has received 200 reports of locks that did not adequately secure a cabinet, including reports of damaged locks. These include reports of 140 children between the ages of nine months and five years who were able to access to items. In three of these incidents, children swallowed or handled dishwashing detergent, window cleaner or oven cleaner. This recall involves Safety 1st Push ‘N Snap cabinet locks with model numbers 48391 and 48442. The model numbers are printed on the back of the product and on packaging. The locks are used to secure cabinets with two straps that wrap around the knobs or handles on a cabinet door. When the product is in the “lock” position, a green triangle is shown through a window on the device. The Safety 1st logo is embossed on the front of the lock. Locks manufactured between January 2004 and November 2010 are included in the recall, and the date of manufacture is embossed on the back. Consumers should immediately remove the recalled locks from cabinets and contact DJF for free replacement locks. Contact DJG at (866) 762-3212 or visit their Web site at http://www.djgusa.com. For more information about the recall, go to http://cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12136.html.

 

Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc., of Pacoima, CA

Announces a voluntary recall of Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food with the “Best By” date of June 17, 2011, in 5-lb. and 28-lb. bags because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to date.

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ETHEX Corporation Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Prescription Prenatal and Iron Supplements to Wholesale Level

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- St. Louis, MO, February 3, 2009 – ETHEX Corporation, a subsidiary of KV Pharmaceutical Company (NYSE: KVa/KVb), is issuing a voluntary nationwide recall of the products identified below (all lots within their expiration dates) at a wholesale level. The Company is taking this action as a precautionary measure, because the products may have been manufactured under conditions that did not sufficiently comply with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP).

Patients who may have these products in their possession should continue to take them in accordance with their prescriptions, as the risk of suddenly stopping needed medications may place patients at risk. Patients should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using these products, or to obtain replacement medications or prescriptions.

Products Recalled to the Wholesale/Distributor Level:

Prescription Prenatal Vitamin Products:

Advanced NatalCare® Tablets
Advanced-RF NatalCare® Tablets
Cal-Nate™ Tablets
CareNatal™ DHA Tablets
ComBgen Tablets
ComBiRx™Tablets
NataCaps Capsules
NatalCare Gloss Tablets
NatalCare PIC Tablets
NatalCare PIC Forte Tablets
NatalCare Plus Tablets
NatalCare Rx Tablets
NatalCare Three Tablets
NataTab FA Tablets
NataTab RX Tablets
NutriNate® Chewable Tablets
NutriSpire™ Tablets
Prenatal MR 90 FE Tablets
Prenatal MTR w/Selinium Tablets
Prenatal Rx 1 Tablets
Prenatal Z, Advanced Formula Tablets
Ultra NatalCare Tablets

 

Toy Recalls

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning consumers not to use or purchase toys that have been recalled. All of the products are due to risk of Lead exposure and also you can view pictures of the toys. Click here to view the 2009 recalls. Click here to view the 2008 recalls.

 

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