Segway to Safety!

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burnedhoverboardSome say lazy & unhealthy (we should be getting our steps in), some say great ab workout (the balancing forces you to keep your core tight), some say fun and some say dangerous! Hoverboards are currently the hot buy. Literally…HOT! They may seem fun, but they pose risks! The fun and futuristic devices continue to cause fires and many injuries.

We have several concerns, but our top two are: 1. Helmets and 2. You should be focusing on not getting hit or hitting someone else instead of keeping your balance. The boards are being banned from sidewalks/streets in several areas! If you are looking to invest in a hoverboard, please do your research & make safety your priority! Here are some turn by turn tips to help you and your kiddos stay safe while enjoying your hoverboard!

Shopping:
• Research before you buy a hoverboard.
• Do not buy the lower budget model – these tend to be the models that catch fire!
• Packages, the device itself, or even the charging equipment will be labeled if it has been tested to meet minimum safety standards.
• Also, make sure to purchase with a warranty and notify the manufacturer and distributor of any problems.
• Product safety concerns can also be reported to the Consumer Product Safety Commission: https://www.saferproducts.gov/CPSRMSPublic/Incidents/ReportIncident.aspx

Charging:
• Charge in an open area away from combustible materials.
• Avoid leaving the hoverboard unattended while it is charging.
• Have a working fire extinguisher nearby while charging or using a hoverboard in and around your home.
• Do not overcharge the hoverboard or leave it plugged in overnight.
• Do not use imitation chargers.
• Only charge 1 device per outlet.
• Always let the hoverboard cool off after use and before charging.

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• Always read the user guide before riding a hoverboard and operate with the intended use.
• Calibrate board before riding. (To check if calibrated, lift the wheel up and press hand with the footpad. If the wheel is spinning and it is not shaking on you, it is calibrated correctly.)
• Suggested safety gear: a helmet (always!), elbow pads, kneepads, and wrist guards as needed.
• Do not text or operate a phone while riding board.
• Do not use a hoverboard on or near a road.
• Stand in the middle, not too much toe and not too much heel with a wide stance. Always look forward and not down.
• To get off of the board, always step backward not forward.
• If the board becomes very hot with use, discontinue use and check with the retailer about the issue.

Statement from U.S. CPSC Chairman Elliot F. Kaye on the Safety of Hoverboards and the Status of the Investigation: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/About-CPSC/Chairman/Kaye-Biography/Chairman-Kayes-Statements/Statements/Statement-from-US-CPSC-Chairman-Elliot-F-Kaye-on-the-Safety-of-Hoverboards-and-the-Status-of-the-Investigation/

Join hands with Lexlee’s Kids in caring for your kids’ safety. If you have any questions about hoverboard safety, feel free to post here or contact Lexlee’s Kids at 225.372.3991.

Co-written by: Haley Taylor, 2016 Spring SLU Intern

June & July Child Product Recalls Yawl!

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Thank you for trusting Lexlee’s Kids with your child safety concerns.  Each month we are provided with child product recalls, and are happy to share the latest child safety information in an effort to keep your kids safe. Do you own any of the products below? Take charge of your child’s safety! Join hands with Lexlee’s Kids in caring for your kids’ safety. If you have questions about child product recalls or child safety post here or contact Lexlee’s Kids at 225-372-3991.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

June Recalls:

06/27/14 FDA: Richard’s Rubs & Seasonings LLC is voluntarily recalling BBQ sauce, hot sauce, and teriyaki sauce, due to improper processing and the potential for contamination with Clostridium botulinum, posing a foodborne illness hazard.

06/27/14 FDA: Nestle is voluntarily recalling ice cream due to undeclared peanuts, posing a possible allergen hazard.

06/27/14 CPSC: Winco is voluntarily recalling shell fireworks kits because the shell can explode in the tube during firing, posing burn and impact hazards to consumers. Minor burns and cuts have been reported. Units: 4,500

06/26/14 CPSC: Roland is voluntarily recalling digital pianos because the AC power cord can be connected to the XLR output jack, posing a shock hazard. Units: 640

06/26/14 CPSC: Wolf Steel is voluntarily recalling propane gas fireplaces because the pressure from ignition of the propane gas may cause the front glass to break, posing a laceration hazard. One incident resulted in cuts to the neck and face. Units: 3,000

06/25/14 CPSC: Scott, Trek are voluntarily recalling bicycles because the front fork may break, posing a crash hazard. Injuries, including broken bones and bruising, have been reported. Units: 125,200

06/24/14 CPSC: Trane is voluntarily recalling air conditioning units because the ground screws may not have enough threads to provide sufficient grounding, posing a shock hazard to consumers. Units: 100,600.

06/24/14 CPSC: Stile is voluntarily recalling Tern folding bikes because the bike’s frame may crack, posing a fall hazard. Minor injuries (scrapes and bruising) have been reported. Units: 670

06/23/14 FDA: Kraft is voluntarily recalling Velveeta cheese product due to low levels of a preservative ingredient, posing a possible foodborne illness hazard.

06/19/14 CPSC: Reebok is voluntarily recalling senior and junior goalie throat collars due to evidence that a skate could penetrate the collar, posing a laceration hazard. Units: 11,400

06/18/14 FDA: Domega NY International is voluntarily recalling gift chocolates, as they contain undeclared milk and peanuts, posing a possible allergen hazard.

06/18/14 CPSC: Brooks Furniture is voluntarily recalling glider rockers because the spindles in the base may separate while rocking, posing a fall hazard. Units: 350

06/18/14 CPSC: Nokia is voluntarily recalling tablet travel chargers because the plastic cover on the charger may come loose and separate, posing an electrocution hazard while in use. Units: 500

06/17/14 CPSC: American Signature is voluntarily recalling table lamps because improper wiring can pose a shock and fire hazard to consumers. No injuries have been reported. Units: 730

06/16/14 FDA: Wegmans is voluntarily recalling cinnamon raisin buns because they may contain undeclared egg, posing a possible allergen hazard.

06/16/14 FDA: Vita Food Products, Inc. is voluntarily recalling smoked Atlantic salmon due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

06/11/14 CPSC: Cost World Plus Market and World Market Stores are voluntarily recalling Glass Bubble Knobs because they may break and expose sharp pieces of glass, posing a laceration hazard. Only minor hand and finger injuries have been reported. Units: 251,400

06/13/14 FDA: Schnucks Bakery is voluntarily recalling cake due to undeclared pecans, posing a possible allergen hazard.

06/12/14 CPSC: Big Lots is voluntarily recalling ottomans because the center may collapse during use, posing a fall hazard. Units: 14,000

06/12/14 FDA: La Finguita is voluntarily recalling cheese due to a potential peanut and tree nut contamination, posing a possible allergen hazard.

06/12/14 FDA: Fish Family Farms Inc. is voluntarily recalling milk and cream due to a potential peanut and tree nut contamination, posing a possible allergen hazard.

06/11/14 FDA: Smith’s Country Cheese is voluntarily recalling gouda cheese due to a possibility of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

06/11/14 FDA: Wegmans is voluntarily recalling bagged iced due to the possibility of metal fragments in the ice.

06/08/14 FDA: Dole is voluntarily recalling garden soup due to undeclared milk, posing a possible allergen hazard.

06/08/14 FDA: Lansal Inc. is voluntarily recalling egg white salad with chives sold at Trader Joe’s because there is a possibility of Listeria monocytogenes.

06/06/14 FDA: Olde Thompson Inc. is voluntarily recalling Ground Malabar Pepper due to a possible salmonella risk.

06/06/14 FDA: Diabetic Supply of Suncoast, Inc. is voluntarily recalling blood glucose test strips due to a labelling error.

06/05/14 FDA: Eillien’s Candies Inc. is voluntarily recalling sponge candy because the product contains undeclared milk, posing a potential allergen hazard.

06/04/14 CPSC: Lea Industries is voluntarily recalling bunk beds with bookcases because incorrect assembly may pose an entrapment hazard for young children. Units: 500

06/04/14 CPSC: phil&teds is voluntarily recalling car seat adaptors for strollers because the adaptors may crack and break, especially under freezing weather conditions, posing a fall hazard for infants. Units: 387

06/04/14 FDA: Ocean Spray is voluntarily recalling yogurt-covered dried cranberries because they may contain undeclared peanuts, posing a potential allergen hazard.

06/04/14 FDA: Rite Aid is voluntarily recalling ice cream because of undeclared pistachios, which may pose an allergen hazard.

06/02/14 FDA: Baptista’s Bakery Inc. is voluntarily recalling rosemary and olive oil crackers because they may contain salmonella.

06/02/14 FDA: Glutino is voluntarily recalling rosemary and olive oil crackers because they may contain salmonella.

July Recalls:

07/31/14 CPSC: Dynacraft is voluntarily recalling Avigo youth bicycles because the front wheel can detach, posing a fall hazard. Units: 3,100

07/30/14 CPSC: Kawasaki is voluntarily recalling recreational off-highway vehicles because the vehicles’ floor boards can allow debris to break through into the foot rest area, posing an injury hazard to the operator and front passenger. Units: 11,000

07/28/14 FDA: SW Wisconsin Dairy Goat Products Coop is voluntarily recalling cheese, due to possible contamination with Escherichia coli (E. coli).

07/25/14 FDA: Carmel Food Group is voluntarily recalling butternut squash ravioli due to undeclared egg, milk, and soy, posing a possible allergen hazard.

07/24/14 FDA: Great American Marketing is voluntarily recalling ready-to-eat sandwiches and wraps due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

07/24/14 FDA: Lion Pavilion is voluntarily recalling peach slices due to undeclared sulfites, posing a possible allergen hazard.

07/24/14 CPSC: Far East Brokers is voluntarily recalling glass beverage dispensers because the metal stand supporting the glass dispenser may break, posing an injury hazard. Units: 4,000

07/24/14 CPSC: Mayborn USA is voluntarily recalling baby monitors because a child can pull the monitor/sensor pad cord into the crib and wrap it around the neck, posing a strangulation hazard. Units: 28,500

07/23/14 FDA: Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling made-in-store items containing recalled peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

07/23/14 CPSC: East Coast Cycle Supply is voluntarily recalling mountain bikes because the brakes may fail to stop riders within the distance required by federal regulations, posing a crash hazard. Units: 1,800

07/23/14 CPSC: Pottery Barn is voluntarily recalling bar stools because the footrest may break, posing a fall hazard to consumers. Units: 1,000

07/23/14 CPSC: Dream On Me is voluntarily recalling high chairs because the leg or side openings of the chair may allow the child to fall from the chair or become entrapped at the neck, posing fall and strangulation hazards. Units: 2,800

07/22/14 CPSC: Oeuf is voluntarily recalling cribs because the slats/spindles and top rail can detach from the cribs, posing an entrapment hazard to children. Units: 14,000

07/20/14 FDA: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling baked desserts that may contain fresh peaches, nectarines or plums, due to the possibility of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

07/19/14 FDA: Wawona Packaging Company is voluntarily recalling whole peaches, nectarines, plums, and pluots due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

07/18/14 FDA: Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling chocolate chewies due to undeclared walnuts, posing a possible allergen hazard.

07/17/14 CPSC: Cycling Sports Group is voluntarily recalling mountain bicycles because the wheel hubs may break, posing crash and injury hazards to consumers. Units: 152

07/17/14 CPSC: Popkiller is voluntarily recalling USB chargers, power adaptors, and cables due to improperly mounted plug blades and inadequate circuitry, which may pose fire and shock hazards. Units: 2,500

07/16/14 FDA: Mars Food North America is voluntarily recalling Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Garden Vegetable dish with Peas, Carrots, and Corn Pouch due to undeclared barley, posing a possible allergen hazard.

07/16/14 FDA: King of Pops is voluntarily recalling banana puddin’ pops and keylime pie pops due to undeclared soy, milk, egg, and wheat, posing an allergen hazard to consumers.

07/16/14 CPSC: Nantucket Distributing is voluntarily recalling outdoor patio chairs because the back legs may break, posing a fall hazard. Units: 4,000

07/15/14 CPSC: Halco is voluntarily recalling LED bulbs because the bulbs may overheat and fall onto consumers, posing burn and impact hazards. Units: 9,500

07/01/14 NHTSA: Graco is voluntarily recalling certain rear-facing child restraints because the buckle may become stuck in the latched position, making it difficult to remove a child from the restraint system. This is in addition to the more than 4 million car seats previously recalled by Graco because of the latch. Units: 1,910,102

07/14/2014 CPSC: GSK is voluntarily recalling Panadol Advance bottles because the packaging is not child resistant, as required by law. Units: 10,600

07/14/2014 USDA: The US Department of Agriculture is continuing its enforcement action involving Foster Farms which included the recall of chicken because of Salmonella. Three of the company’s California plants may be shut down.

07/10/14 CPSC: Gemini is voluntarily recalling chargers because the adaptors may overheat, posing a burn hazard. Units: 31,000

07/10/14 CPSC: Lifeguard Press is voluntarily recalling cell phone and tablet charging kits because the wall charger can overheat and emit smoke and sparks, posing shock and fire hazards to the consumer. Units: 25,400

07/08/14 FDA: Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling Caesar salad and Mesclun Goat Cheese salad due to mislabeled and undeclared fish, eggs, and tree nuts, posing a possible allergen hazard.

07/03/14 CPSC: Big Fireworks is voluntarily recalling mock sword fireworks because the handheld device may unexpectedly explode, posing burn and impact hazards. Units: 1,040

07/01/14 CPSC: Sony is voluntarily recalling flip PC laptops because the computers’ lithium-ion batteries may overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. Units: 680

 

MAY Child Product Recalls

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SAFETY FIRST sign with clipping pathThank you for trusting Lexlee’s Kids with your child safety concerns.  Each month we are provided with child product recalls, and are happy to share the latest child safety information in an effort to keep your kids safe. Do you own any of the products below? Take charge of your child’s safety! Join hands with Lexlee’s Kids in caring for your kids’ safety. If you have questions about child product recalls or child safety post here or contact Lexlee’s Kids at 225-372-3991.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

May Recalls:

5/29/2014 CPSC: Sunbeam is voluntarily recalling ceramic heaters because they can overheat posing a fire hazard. Units: About 151,600

5/28/2014 CPSC: Hamilton Beach is voluntarily recalling baby food makers because small parts of the stainless steel pin in the lid can loosen and fall into the processed food. Units: About 790

5/28/2014 CPSC: Lithonia Lighting is voluntarily recalling emergency lights because the circuit board can overheat posing a fire hazard. Units: 1.7 million

5/27/2014 CPSC: Empress Arts is voluntarily recalling children’s pajamas because they fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear posing a risk of burn and injury. Units: About 1,400

5/23/2014 FDA: Sun Tree is voluntarily recalling walnuts because there is a possibility they are  contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

5/23/2014 FDA: Belleville Farmer’s Market is voluntarily recalling walnuts because there is a possibility they are contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

5/23/2014 FDA: Brunkow Cheese is voluntarily recalling cheese because it may contain an undeclared soy ingredient, which can pose an allergen hazard.

5/22/2014 CPSC: Lakeshore Learning Materials is voluntarily recalling bristle builder play sets because the base of the three animal figures can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Units: About 2,000

5/21/2013 FDA: Sherman Produce is voluntarily recalling walnuts because there is a possibility they are contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

5/21/2014 CPSC: Nest Labs is voluntarily recalling smoke + CO alarms due to a failure to sound  an alert during a fire. Units: About 440,000

5/19/2014 FDA: WhiteWave Foods is voluntarily recalling soy milk because it may be contaminated with undeclared almond milk, which can pose an allergen hazard.

5/19/2014 FDA: Middle East Bakery is voluntarily recalling pancakes because they may contain undeclared milk.

5/19/2014 FDA: Lansal Inc is voluntarily recalling hummus and dip because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Units:  About 14,860 pounds

5/17/2014 FDA: Kraft Foods is voluntarily recalling cottage cheese because some ingredients used in these products were not stored in accordance to Kraft’s temperature guidelines which could create conditions that could lead to premature spoilage and/or food borne illness.

5/15/2014 FDA: American Waffle Company is voluntarily recalling pancakes because they make contain undeclared milk, which can pose an allergen hazard. Units: 480 cases

5/15/2014 CPSC: Nantucket Distributing is voluntarily recalling felt Easter baskets because the beads on the baskets can detach and pose a choking hazard. Units: About 24,200

5/15/2014 CPSC: H&M is voluntarily recalling girls’ leggings because a metal part on the belt can detach, posing a choking hazard.  Units: About 65,000

5/15/2014 CPSC: BMC is voluntarily recalling bicycles because a part can crack or break above the brake mount, posing a fall hazard to consumers. Units: About 160

5/12/2014 FDA: Stonyfield is expanding their voluntarily recall of YoBaby yogurt because here is a possibility that some of these yogurts may be contaminated with Klebsiella pneumonia. Units: An additional 1,344

5/9/2014 CPSC: Coleman is voluntarily recalling Northstar Lanterns because an incorrect gas feed tube was installed on the lantern, posing a fire hazard. Units: About 95

5/8/2014 FDA: Surma is voluntarily recalling raisins because they may contain undeclared sulfites, which pose an allergen hazard.

5/7/2014 CPSC: Discount School Supplies is voluntarily recalling magnetic color boards because magnet can detach and the plywood backing can crack and release small metal balls, which can pose a choking hazard. Units: About 3,700

5/5/2014 CPSC: Cycling Sports is voluntarily recalling Cannondale Tandem Bicycles because part of the bicycle can break and cause the riders to lose control, posing a fall risk.. Units: About 80

5/5/2014 FDA: Pacific Organic is voluntarily recalling mangos, due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.

5/3/2014 FDA: Wells Enterprises is voluntarily recalling Blue Bunny ice cream, because the product may contain egg not declared on the label which can pose an allergen hazard.

5/1/2014 FDA: Sixdog investments is voluntarily recalling cases of organic eggs because they may be contaminated with salmonella.

5/1/2014 CPSC: J. Crew is voluntarily recalling baby coveralls, because the snaps on the coveralls can detach, posing a choking hazard. Units: About 8,700

– See more at: http://www.safekids.org/may-2014-childrens-products-safety-recalls#sthash.ZHks7sF8.dpuf

April Recalls have Sprung into Action!

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04.05.2014 NHTSA: Evenflo is voluntarily recalling child car seats because the buckles may not unlatch, making it difficult to remove the child from the seat. This can increase the risk of injury in a crash when a swift exit from the vehicle is required. Units: 1,368,649. For more details, check out this USAToday article and you may also go to the Evenflo website

For more information on car seat safety, please visit our car seat tips page. The recall of these car seats is the same buckle associated with the Graco recall.

Thank you for trusting Lexlee’s Kids with your child safety concerns.  Each month we are provided with child product recalls, and are happy to share the latest child safety information in an effort to keep your kids safe. Do you own any of the products below? Take charge of your child’s safety! Join hands with Lexlee’s Kids in caring for your kids’ safety. If you have questions about child product recalls or child safety post here or contact Lexlee’s Kids at 225-372-3991.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

April 2014 Children’s Products Safety Recalls:

4/29/2014 CPSC: IKEA is voluntarily re-announcing the recall of children’s wall mounted lamps because the children can become entangled in the electrical cord hanging from the lamp, posing a strangulation hazard. Two incidents, including one death from strangulation, have been reported in Europe. Units: about 3.5 million

4/24/2014 CPSC: PetSmart is voluntarily recalling fish bowls because the glass bowls can crack, shatter, or break during normal handling, posing a risk of laceration. PetSmart has received 10 reports of the glass breaking, including four cuts that required stiches and one that required surgery. Units: about 10,200

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5/1/2014 CPSC: J. Crew is voluntarily recalling its baby coveralls because of snaps which can detach creating a choking hazard. Units: 8700

5/1/2014 CPSC: Athletic Locker is voluntarily recalling its Ripzone Hooligan Headed jackets because the drawstrings can pose a strangulation risk. Units: 133 in the U.S. and 2000 in Canada

4/30/2014 CPSC: Horizon Hobby is voluntarily recalling helicopter kits because the main rotor washer can fail, causing the blades to come off during use and posing an injury hazard. Units: about 600

4/29/2014 CPSC: GE is voluntarily recalling dehumidifiers by Midea because a component can short circuit, posing a fire hazard. Units: about 15,500

4/29/2014 CPSC: FXR Factory Racing is voluntarily recalling children’s outerwear because drawstrings can become entangled on moving objects, posing a significant strangulation or entanglement hazard. Units: about 420

4/25/2014 FDA: Stonyfield is voluntarily recalling YoBaby Pear and Peach Yogurt Cups because of a potential coliform contamination.

4/24/2014 CPSC: Runway Global is voluntarily recalling Sugarfly girls’ coats because of a drawstring sewn into the side that could pose and entanglement hazard to children. Units: about 1,700

4/23/2014 CPSC: Summer Infant is voluntarily recalling video monitors because the rechargeable batteries inside can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard. Units: about 800,000

4/16/2014 CPSC: GunBox is voluntarily recalling gun storage boxes because the locking mechanism can open if dropped, allowing access to the gun inside. Units: about 1,000

04.15.2014 NHTSA: Baby Trend is voluntarily recalling child car seats, because the buckles may not unlatch making it difficult to remove the child from the seat. This can increase the risk of injury in a crash when a swift exit from the vehicle is required. Units 16,655

04.05.2014 NHTSA: Evenflo is voluntarily recalling child car seats because the buckles may not unlatch, making it difficult to remove the child from the seat. This can increase the risk of injury in a crash when a swift exit from the vehicle is required. Units: 1,368,649. For more details, check out this USAToday article and you may also go to the Evenflo website

For more information on car seat safety, please visit our car seat tips page. The recall of these car seats is the same buckle associated with the Graco recall.

4/12/2014 FDA: Kroger is voluntarily recalling strawberry sorbet because the product may contain milk not listed on the label.

4/11/2014 FDA: Sinco is voluntarily recalling chocolate hazelnut swirl gelato, sold exclusively at Target stores because the product may contain traces of peanut protein, which is not declared on the label.

4/10/2014 CPSC: BedHead is voluntarily recalling children’s pajamas because they fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear. Units: about 800

4/10/2014 CPSC: Whalen is voluntarily recalling stainless steel tool chests because of a metal stopper with a sharp edge that poses a laceration hazard. 11 reports of injuries have been reported. Units: about 20,000

4/10/2014 FDA: Bissinger’s is voluntarily recalling dark chocolate bunny ears because they contain undeclared milk, which can pose an allergen hazard.

4/09/2014 CPSC: J.P Boden is voluntarily recalling boy’s pajamas because they fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear. Units: about 210

4/03/2014 FDA: Tracy is voluntarily recalling AH!LASKA chocolate mix because the product may contain milk, which is not labeled in the ingredients.

4/01/2014 CPSC: Dyson is voluntarily recalling bladeless portable electric heaters because the heaters can develop an electrical short and overheat, posing a fire hazard. Units: about 338,000

MARCH into SAFETY! March Recalls have arrived…

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imagesThank you for trusting Lexlee’s Kids with your child safety concerns.  Each month we are provided with child product recalls, and are happy to share the latest child safety information in an effort to keep your kids safe. Do you own any of the products below? Take charge of your child’s safety! Join hands with Lexlee’s Kids in caring for your kids’ safety. If you have questions about child product recalls or child safety post here or contact Lexlee’s Kids at 225-372-3991.

untitledTo report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

We are all about keeping you up to date with child product recalls, but you travel your most precious cargo in vehicles, so have you heard about the Honda and GMC recalls? Read more here:  http://owners.honda.com/service-maintenance/recalls and http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Owners/Consumer+Alert:+GM+Ignition+Switch+Recall+Information.

March Recalls:

3/20/2014 CPSC: IKEA is voluntarily recalling children’s bed canopies because an infant or young child can get entangled at the neck in the canopy’s fabric, posing a strangulation hazard. Units: about 255,000

3/27/2014 FDA: Clif Bar & Company is voluntarily recalling boxes of Chocolate Chunk LUNA Bars due to an allergen hazard because the packaging does not contain a warning for tree nuts.

3/27/2014 FDA: BBM Chocolate Distributors is voluntarily recalling chocolate because it may contain undeclared milk, which can pose an allergen hazard.

3/26/2014 FDA: Vermont Common Foods is voluntarily recalling Zesty Lemon Cookie Buttons because they may contain Peanut Butter Cookies and the packaging does not declare peanuts in the product, which can pose an allergen hazard.

3/26/2014 CPSC: SATCO is voluntarily recalling KolourOne LED light bulbs because a portion of the light bulb can separate from the bulb’s base and fall, posing an injury hazard. Units: about 119,000

3/26/2014 FDA: Oscars Smokehouse is voluntarily recalling a variety of cheese spreads because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

3/25/2014 CPSC: Wal-Mart is voluntarily recalling My Sweet Love Dolls because the circuit board in the chest of the doll can overheat, posing a burn risk to the consumer. Units: about 174,000

3/20/2014 CPSC: Bedz King is voluntarily recalling bunk beds because a protruding corner post on the bunk bed exceeds industry standard, posing an entrapment hazard. Units: about 2,900

3/20/2014 CPSC: Minga Fair Trade Imports is voluntarily recalling wooden flipping toys because the paint contains excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law. Units: about 135

3/19/2014 CPSC: Vera Bradley is voluntarily recalling bear ring rattles because the pom-pom can detach, posing a choking risk to children. Units: about 98,000

3/19/2014 FDA: Helados La Tapatia is voluntarily recalling ice cream products due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogene.

3/19/2014 CPSC: Ganz is voluntarily recalling Grumpy Cat stuffed animal toys because the eyes can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Units: about 8,200

3/18/2014 FDA: Playtex is voluntarily recalling AC/DC power adapters used with breast pumps because they could potentially cause electric shock.

3/06/2014 CPSC: Design Ideas is voluntarily recalling rubber magnets because the magnets can easily detach from the product and if swallowed can link together inside a child’s intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing serious internal injuries. Units: About 26,000

3/04/2014 FDA: Plum Organics is voluntarily recalling two kinds of World Baby pouches because small fragments can loosen, detach and present a choking hazard if the product if consumed. Units: About 12,000.

3/14/2014 CPSC: MobilePower is voluntarily recalling multi-function power packs because they can over heat and pose a fire hazard. Units: About 9,800

3/13/2014 CPSC: The Conran Shop is voluntarily recalling dining tables because the lacquer paint on the furniture may contain excessive levels of lead in violation with the federal lead paint standard. Units: 28

3/13/2014 CPSC: BMC is voluntarily recalling electric bicycles because the fork can break and pose a crash and injury hazard to the rider. Units: About 1,300

3/13/2014 FDA: Kirkland, sold at Costco stores, is voluntarily recalling sliced fruit because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Units: 59,780

3/13/2014 FDA: Dole is voluntarily recalling bagged salads because of a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. 

3/11/2014 CPSC: Therapedic of New England is voluntarily recalling twin and full size mattresses because they fail to meet the mandatory federal open flame standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Units: About 3,700

3/06/2014 FDA: Net Food Brand is voluntarily recalling turkey diced apricots because they contain undeclared sulfites and can pose an allergy hazard.

3/06/2014 FDA: Crown Food is voluntarily recalling “Golden Natural Fruit Island” because they contain undeclared sulfites and undeclared FD & C yellow and can pose an allergy hazard.

3/05/2014 FDA: House of Flavors Ice Cream Company is voluntarily recalling Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream because its ingredients may include an undeclared nut allergen, posing an allergen hazard.

3/04/2014 FDA: Hong Lee Trading is voluntarily recalling coconut candy because it contains undeclared sulfites that can pose an allergen hazard.

3/03/2014 FDA: Lehigh Valley Dairy is voluntarily recalling orange juice because they may contain undeclared milk, posing an allergen hazard.

3/07/2014 CPSC: ZLP Is voluntarily recalling zipline trolleys because the pin can release and cause the two side plates of the trolley to separate and fall off the zip line, posing a fall hazard. Units: About 2,000

3/05/2014 CPSC: Twin-Star is voluntarily recalling electric space heaters because they can overheat and pose a fire and burn hazard. Units: About 31,000

3/01/2014 FDA: Roos Food is voluntarily recalling a variety of cheeses because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

February Recalls are Causing Freak-Outs!

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Thank you for trusting Lexlee’s Kids with your child safety concerns.  Each month we are provided with child product recalls, and are happy to share the latest child safety information in an effort to keep your kids safe. Do you own any of the products below? Take charge of your child’s safety! Join hands with Lexlee’s Kids in caring for your kids’ safety. If you have questions about child product recalls or child safety post here or contact Lexlee’s Kids at 225-372-3991.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

buckle-images-3Freaking out about the recent Graco car seat recall? Keep calm and complete the online recall form at https://www.pages02.net/newellrubbermaid/buckle2014recall?webSyncID=3ef1494b-45da-46f3-97ad-577fb3c75922&vs=M2RkNWRlMmItYzA4MC00M2YyLThiMDAtODI3M2ZmY2NjOGZjOzsS1.

This is such a tall order for Graco, so don’t expect a next day or week turn around on your replacement buckle. As a matter of fact, don’t expect anything sooner than 6 weeks. Additional seats were added to the recall last week. Recall information can be found at  https://www.pages02.net/newellrubbermaid/harness-buckles.

 

2014 February Child Product Recalls:

 

2/20/2014 CPSC: Infantino is voluntarily recalling teething toys because parts of the toy can pose a choking hazard for young children. Units: about 191,000 (sold exclusively at Target)

2/11/2014 NHTSA: Graco is voluntarily recalling child car seats because the buckles may not unlatch, making it difficult to remove the child from the seat. This can increase the risk of injury in a crash when a swift exit from the vehicle is required. Units: 3.8 million 

2/6/2014 CPSC: BebeLove is voluntarily recalling baby walkers because they failed to meet federal safety standards and a child can slip and become entrapped at the neck. Units: about 3,600

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2/27/2014 CPSC: Rowe Fine Furniture is voluntarily recalling its Dalton style ottomans. The ottomans have a top lid into which a child can climb.
2/26/2014 CPSC: The Harvest Company is voluntarily recalling cork block toys because small pieces of cork can break off from the blocks and pose a choking hazard to children. Units: about 720

2/25/2014 CPSC: Rollerblade USA is voluntarily recalling Tempest inline skates because the mounting holes in the boot and frame can be misaligned causing the boot to separate from the frame and posing a fall hazard. Units: 11,800 pairs

2/25/2014 FDA: Roos Foods is voluntarily recalling multiple packages of cheese due to a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

2/20/2014 FDA: Fannie May is voluntarily recalling heart-shaped gift boxes because a piece of chocolate included contains undeclared peanuts. Units: 12,000

2/20/2014 CPSC: Eastman Footwear is voluntarily recalling children’s shoe because the metal rivets surrounding the shoestring holes may have sharp edges that can cause injury. Units: about 12,200

2/20/2014 CPSC: U.S Polo Assn. is voluntarily recalling girl’s jacket because the material at the neck and pose strangulation hazard to young children. Units: about 1,400

2/19/2014 CPSC: Lucent Ace Manufacturing is voluntarily recalling LED flashlights because the battery can short and cause the flashlight’s canister to rupture, posing a burn hazard. Units: 3,000

2/4/2014 CPSC: 3T Design is voluntarily recalling Cervélo Bicycles because the forward extension mounts can detach from the base bar while riding causing the rider to lose control and posing a risk of injury. Units: about 1,300

2/7/2014 CPSC: Pepe Ganga is voluntarily recalling Christmas lights because the light string can overheat and catch fire, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers. Units: about 500

2/4/2014 CPSC: Lion Force is voluntarily recalling boys’ puffer coats because the drawstring through the hood can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Units: about 2,400

2/4/2014 CPSC: Runway Global is voluntarily recalling girls’ sugarfly hooded jackets because the drawstring through the hood can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Units: about 820

2/3/2014 FDA: K-fat is voluntarily recalling 8.8oz bags of sweetened ginger candy because they contain undeclared sulfites.

1/31/2014 FDA: Unified Grocers is voluntarily recalling 12 ounce bags of “Special Value Ginger Snap Cookies” because they contain undeclared eggs.

– See more at: http://www.safekids.org/february-2014-product-safety-recalls#sthash.mIrQWAJQ.dpuf

Cheers to the New Year & Safety…January Child Product Recalls

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untitledThank you for trusting Lexlee’s Kids with your child safety concerns.  Each month we are provided with child product recalls, and are happy to share the latest child safety information in an effort to keep your kids safe. Do you own any of the products below? Take charge of your child’s safety! Join hands with Lexlee’s Kids in caring for your kids’ safety. If you have questions about child product recalls or child safety post here or contact Lexlee’s Kids at 225-372-3991.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

 January 2014 Child Product Recalls

1/29/2014 CPSC: IKEA is voluntarily expanding the recall of junior beds because the metal rod connecting the guard rail to the bed frame can break in use, posing a laceration hazard. Units: about 3,500 (22,000 units were previously recalled for repair in August 2013)

1/24/2014 CPSC: Ergotron is voluntarily recalling television wall mounts because the mounting place and mounting ring can fail, posing a risk of injury to bystanders. Units: about 195,000 

1/22/2014 CPSC: Playtex is voluntarily recalling pacifier holding clips because the clip can crack and a small part can break off, posing a choking hazard to small children. Units: about 1.25 million

1/30/2014 CPSC: Fred and Friends is voluntarily recalling pacifiers because the beard and the knob on the pacifiers can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Units: About 183,000

1/30/2014 CPSC: West Marine is voluntarily recalling folding bicycles because bicycle’s frame can break during use, posing a fall hazard to the rider. Units: 4,600

1/30/2014 CPSC: Britax is voluntarily recalling strollers because the hinge on the stroller’s folding mechanism can cause injury when they press the release button while pulling on the release strap. Units: 216,000

1/28/2014 CPSC: System Sensors is voluntarily recalling reflected beam smoke detectors due to failure to alert consumers in a fire. Units: about 610

1/28/2014 CPSC: Horizon Hobby is voluntarily recalling remote controlled model helicopters because tail rotor blade can detach, posing a risk of crash or injury. Units: about 1,980

1/27/2014 FDA: Pringles is voluntarily recalling cans of Original crisps because they may have been inadvertently exposed to seasoning containing milk, which is not listed as an ingredient on the label.

1/23/2014 CPSC: Pottery Barn is voluntarily recalling Moravian Star Pendant Chandeliers because the joints can fail to support the weight of the pendant causing it to fall, posing the risk of injury. Units: about 1,100

1/23/2014 FDA: Kinnikinnick Foods is voluntarily expanding a previous recall on breakfast foods because of the products contain milk allergens that were not listed by the manufacturer.

1/23/2014 FDA: Araya is voluntarily recalling various types of products including Marshmallows, Chocolate gourmet bars, Dry Fruits covered in chocolate and assorted chocolate gift boxes because they may contain traces of allergens not declared on the label.

1/22/2014 CPSC: Nationwide Industries is voluntarily recalling Trident pool gate latches because the magnet portion of the latch can come loose and prevent the latch from securing a gate. Units: about 2,500

1/22/2014 CPSC: Midwest CBK is voluntarily recalling baby rattles because the head on the rattle can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Units: about 1,900

1/20/2014 FDA: Winn-Dixie is voluntarily recalling Winn-Dixie Instant Chocolate Drink Mix because the product may contain an undeclared milk allergen.

1/17/2014 FDA: Rise’n Roll Bakery is voluntarily recalling all its donut varieties and cinnamon caramel donut holes because they may contain undeclared egg.

1/17/2014 FDA: Merrell Food Group is voluntarily recalling Crunch’N Nutter Mixed Nut candy because it contains undeclared peanuts.

1/16/2014 CPSC: Bosch security systems is voluntarily recalling fire control panels because the notification appliance circuit module can cause the panels to fail to activate an audible or visual alarm in the event of a fire. Units: about 2,000

1/15/2014 CPSC: SRAM is voluntarily recalling hydraulic bicycle breaks because the brake systems can fail, posing a crash and injury hazard. Units: About 25,350

1/9/2014 CPSC: US Boiler is voluntarily recalling home heating boilers because the boiler can emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide and pose a CO poisoning hazard. Units: About 26,000 in the United States
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1/15/2014 CPSC: Under Armour is voluntarily recalling infant sports jersey kits because the shoulder snaps on the jersey can detach, posing laceration and choking hazards. Units: 62

1/15/2014 CPSC: Sears and Kmart are voluntarily recalling Kenmore oscillating fan heaters because broken motor mounts can cause the units to overheat, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

1/14/2014 FDA: Paskesz Candy Company, is voluntarily recalling its Premium Belgian Chocolate Coins Hologram .5 oz bags because they may contain traces of undeclared milk.

1/9/2014 CPSC: New Yorker Boiler is voluntarily recalling home heating boilers because the boiler can emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide and pose a CO poisoning hazard. Units:  191

1/8/2014 FDA: Kinnikinnick Foods is voluntarily recalling five breakfast food packages because they may contain traces of undeclared milk.

1/7/2014 FDA: L.M. Noodle Company is voluntarily recalling its Marlyce’s Butterballs because they contain undeclared wheat flour, soy flour, whey and milk.

– See more at: http://www.safekids.org/january-2014#sthash.I2Xdsowr.dpuf

December 2013 Child Product Recalls

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no_recallThank you for trusting Lexlee’s Kids with your child safety concerns.  Each month we are provided with child product recalls, and are happy to share the latest child safety information in an effort to keep your kids safe.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov. Join hands with Lexlee’s Kids in caring for your kids’ safety. If you have questions about child product recalls or child safety post here or contact Lexlee’s Kids at 225-372-3991.

12/23/2013 CPSC: Landscape Structures is voluntarily recalling Oodle Swings because the swing seat is suspended too close to the ground, posing an injury hazard to children who can get their legs caught underneath the swing seat. Units: About 177. Nine children have broken their legs or suffered sprains when their legs got caught under the swing. 

12/19/2013 CPSC (with Health Canada): Playtex is voluntarily recalling its Hip Hammock infant carrier in which the buckles and straps can break and crack.  Units: 341,000 in U.S. and Canada. There have been two reports of injuries, where one infant required emergency room treatment.

12.19.2013 CPSC (with Health Canada): Playtex is voluntarily recalling its Hip Hammock infant carrier in which the buckles and straps can break and crack. Units: 341,000 in U.S. and Canada.

12/11/2013 CPSC (with Health Canada): IKEA is voluntarily recalling wall-mounted lamps in the “SMILA” series. A 16-month-old child in a crib died after getting entangled in the lamp’s cord.Units: 4 million in U.S. and Canada.

12/12/2013 CPSC: Doodlebutt is voluntarily recalling Jelly BeadZ Jumbo BeadZ and Magic Growing Fruity Fun Water-absorbing polymer toys because they can be mistaken for candy and when swallowed can expand inside a child’s body and cause intestinal obstructions. Units: About 1,500

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12/31/2013 FDA: Campbell is voluntarily recalling Prego Traditional Italian sauce because of a risk of spoilage. Units: About 300 cases

12/31/2013 FDA: The Cultured Kitchen is voluntarily recalling all flavors of their non-dairy cashew cheese product due to a risk of contamination from Salmonella.

12/30/2013 CPSC: Cabrinha Kiteboarding is voluntarily recalling H2 kiteboarding binding because the binding can detach from its base while riding and lead to loss of control. Units: 57

12/30/2013 CPSC: Joovy is voluntarily recalling Zoom Car Seat Stroller Adapters because the adapter clips can loosen on the stroller frame, posing a fall hazard. Units: About 1,500

12/28/2013 FDA: Giant Eagle is voluntarily recalling Candy Place Chocolate Santas packages due to an undeclared peanut allergen.

12/20/2013 FDA: Zip International is voluntarily recalling herring fillets in oil due to Listeria contamination which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children.

12/20/2013 FDA: Spokane Produce, Inc., is voluntarily recalling Victor’s Sesame Hummus due to concerns about possible Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children.

12/20/2013 CPSC: Yankee Candle is voluntarily recalling pine berry candle rings because the candle rings’ synthetic foliage and berries are flammable, posing a fire hazard. Units: About 15,000

12/28/2013 FDA: Concertos in Chocolate is voluntarily recalling milk chocolate Santas because of a possible mislabeling where they may contain undeclared milk products.

12/19/2013 CPSC: Browning is voluntarily recalling Camouflage Hooded Junior Sweatshirts because they have drawstrings around the neck area that pose a strangulation or an entanglement hazard to young children. Units: About 4,300

12/18/2013 CPSC: Fox Factory is voluntarily recalling Evolution Mountain Bike Suspension Forks because the part of the suspension fork can separate and cause the front wheel to detach, posing a fall hazard. Units: About 11,250

12/16/2013 FDA: Bee International, Inc. is voluntarily recalling its packages of candy “Sweet Spots” because they may contain undeclared egg protein.

12/16/2013 CPSC: Mirage Fashions is voluntarily recalling Yoki Girls Faux Leather Jackets because the jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Units: 758

12/16/2013 CPSC: Seasonal Specialties is voluntarily recalling pre-lit artificial Christmas trees because the electrical components of the tree’s light strings can overheat and melt, posing fire, burn, and shock hazards to consumers. Units: About 1,800

12/13/2013 FDA: Blooming Import Inc. is voluntarily recalling Farmer Brand Dried Lily Flowers because they contain undeclared sulfites.

12/12/2013 FDA: Pin Hsiao & Associates, LLC is voluntarily recalling Gluten Free Blueberry Mini Muffins, because they may contain undeclared walnuts.

12/12/2013 FDA: Bee International, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 2oz. packages of candy “Sweet Spots” because they may contain undeclared egg protein.

12/12/2013 CPSC: Trek is voluntarily Madone bicycles because the bicycle’s front brake can fail, posing a crash hazard. Units: 6,800

12/11/2013 CPSC: Ram’s Imports is voluntarily recalling girl’s pink leather jackets because the jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Units: About 756

12/11/2013 FDA: Health Matters America Inc. is voluntarily recalling organic chocolate because they may contain undeclared milk.

12/11/2013 FDA: Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic Region is voluntarily recalling an organic creamy spinach dip because it contains eggs, an undeclared allergen.

12/11/2013 FDA: Blooming Import Inc. is voluntarily recalling Golden Lion Brand Dried Dates because they contain undeclared sulfites.

12/11/2013 CPSC: Solowave is voluntarily recalling home playground tube slides with port holes because the plastic port hole-type windows in the tube slide can break, posing a laceration hazard to children. Units: About 10,800

12/5/2013 CPSC: Academy Sports + Outdoors is voluntarily recalling Girls BCG Hooded Windsuits because they have drawstrings in the hood around the neck area that pose a strangulation hazard to young children. Units: About 6,600

12/4/2013 CPSC: David’s Place is voluntarily recalling Wearever Girl’s hooded jacket/pant set because the jackets sold with the set have drawstrings through the hood which pose a strangulation hazard to young children. Units: About 60

12/4/2013 CPSC: Manhattan Group is voluntarily recalling Quixel baby rattle’s because the colored arches can break, creating a small part which poses a choking hazard to small children. Units: About 8,300

12/4/2013 CPSC: SRAM is voluntarily recalling bicycle chain derailleurs because a pin can loosen or dislodge causing the derailleur to jam or interfere with the wheel, posing a fall hazard. Units: 1,700

12/4/2013 CPSC: K2 Sports is voluntarily recalling K2 Revo Kick kickboards/scooters because the handle can detach or partially detach, posing a fall hazard to the rider. Units: About 400

12/3/2013 CPSC: L&F International Trade is voluntarily recalling mattresses because they fail to meet the mandatory federal open flame standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard. Units: about 1,000

12/3/2013 CPSC: Crown Boiler is voluntarily recalling home heating boilers because the air pressure switch can fail allowing the boiler to emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide. Units: About 2,200

12/2/2013 FDA: Huxtable’s Kitchen Inc. is voluntarily recalling Trader Joe’s Butternut Squash & Creamed Spinach Gratin, because it may not list wheat and egg in the ingredients.

 

Resource – Safe Kids: http://www.safekids.org/december-2013

November Recalls: It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane…It’s the Orbit Baby Recall!

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Do you run the risk of sending your baby to ORBIT?!?!

Orbit Baby, Inc. (Orbit) is recalling certain G2 Car Seat Bases, Model No. ORB822000, manufactured fromOrbit-Baby-Strong-Arm-Knob March 20, 2013, through July 20, 2013, with batch numbers A0840, A0860, or A0880. The StrongArm Knob component of the Orbit Baby G2 Car Seat Base intended to secure the seat’s base, may become detached or spin. If the seat base is not properly secured, a child may be at an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash. Registered owners will be notified and Orbit will provide a free remedy kit along with repair instructions to them or any owner that notifies Orbit of the need for a kit. The recall is expected to begin during November 2013. Owners may contact Orbit Baby Customer Service at 1-877-672-2229.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov. Join hands with Lexlee’s Kids in caring for your kids’ safety. If you have questions about child product recalls or child safety post here or contact Lexlee’s Kids at 225-372-3991.
November Recalls:
11/21/2013 CPSC: Angelcare Monitors Inc, of Quebec, Canada, is announcing a voluntary recall their Movement and Sound Baby Monitors after two deaths due to strangulation hazard. The product includes a sensor pad with a cord that must be placed under the crib mattress, which could pose a serious threat if the child becomes wrapped in the cord. Units: 600,000  

11/19/2013 CPSC: Baja Motorsports is recalling its Mini Bikes because the front fork can separate from the wheel, posing a fall hazard. Units: 23,000

11/26/2013 CPSC: Burley Design is recalling their Tailwind Racks for Trailercycles because the aluminum piece that connects the bikes can break, causing the bikes to disconnect and therefore posing a fall hazard. Units: About 4,150 

11/26/2013 CPSC: Little Willy’s Hooded Sweatshirts are being recalled due to drawstrings through the hood and neck that fail to meet the safety standards and pose a strangulation hazard. Units: 200

11/26/2013 CPSC: American Boy and Girl is recalling their Girl’s “Susan” Sandals because the top strap can be pulled loose from the shoe, which presents a choking hazard. Units: 1,300

11/26/2013 FDA: Flat Creek Farm & Dairy is recalling their “Heavenly Blue” cheese because of potential Salmonella contamination.

11/25/2013 FDA: Zip International Group LLC is recalling its herring fillet in oil due to Listeria contamination, which can be especially dangerous for small children of those with weak immune systems.  

11/23/2013 FDA: Jayone Foods, inc. is recalling Trader Joe’s brand Dried Seaweed Salad with Spicy Dressing due to undeclared traces of peanuts.

11/21/2013 CPSC: The Bailey Boys is recalling its Boy’s Loungewear Pants due to a failure to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear. Units: 2,000

11/21/2013 CPSC: ElliptiGO is voluntarily recalling their Outdoor Elliptical Cycles due to reports of the front fork and drive arm axles detaching, which could posed a fall hazard for users. Units: 7,200 

11/20/2013 FDA: Physique Enhancing Science is voluntarily recalling lots of Enhanced, a pre-workout supplement, and Alphamine, because they contain aegeline, an ingredient being investigated by the FDA based on reports of liver damage. For the same reason, USPlabs is recalling lots of OxyElite Pro.

11/20/2013 FDA: Marina’s German Bakery is recalling two-count packages of pastry products due to undeclared almonds, walnuts, and hazelnuts.

11/18/2013 FDA: Blount Fine Foods is recalling a Wegman’s brand refrigerated New England Clam Chowder due to undeclared crab in the product. Units: One lot with the code 10313-8J

11/13/2013 CPSC (with Healthy Canadians): Step-2 is voluntarily recalling Step2® Whisper Ride Touring Wagon, sold exclusively at ToysRUs because of a fall hazard. Units: 14,000. 

11/7/2013 NHTSA: Orbit Baby, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain G2 Car Seat Bases because the StrongArm Knob component of the seat, intended to secure the seat’s base, may become detached or spin. If the seat base is not properly secured, a child may be at an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.  

10/28/2013: Breathable Baby is voluntarily recalling BreathableSack wearable blankets for infants because the zipper pull tabs and sliders can detach posing a choking hazard to infants. Units: 15,000. 


11/14/2013 CPSC
: Nantucket Distributing is voluntarily Clay Bowl Outdoor Fireplaces because of a fire and burn hazard.

11/14/2013 FDA: Crunch Pak® of Cashmere, Washington is voluntarily recalling Crunch Pak® Apple Slices due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. Units: 5471 cases.

11/14/2013 FDA: La Boulange Café & Bakery voluntarily recalling Soft Caramel Jams in 8.4 oz. jars with lot number 822713 as a precautionary measure for possible mislabeling a nut hazard.

11/13/2013 FDA: 3 Fellers LLC is voluntarily recalling of 3 Fellers Chocolate Cream Pies as a precautionary measure because the product may contain undeclared almonds.

11/13/2013 CPSC: Dream-on-Me is voluntarily recalling Lullaby Cradle Gliders because of a fall hazard (the mattress support board can fallout). Units: 700.

11/12/2013 CPSC: Babycottons is voluntarily recalling children’s nightgowns for failure to meet the federal flammability standard for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. Units: 1100.

11/12/2013 CPSC: L.L. Bean is voluntarily recalling girl’s pajama sets for failure to meet the federal flammability standard for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. Units: 80.

11/12/2013 CPSC: Wood Castle Furniture is voluntarily recalling Riley Duo Bunk Beds because of an entrapment hazard, including asphyxiation. (The guardrails exceed 3 ½ inches.) Units: 1000.

11/11/2013 FDA: Palmer Candy Company is voluntarily recalling HyVee Chocolate Caramel Clusters and 90 cases HyVee Chocolate Covered Caramels because they may contain undeclared peanuts. Units: 102 cases.

11/8/2013 FDA: Plum Organics is voluntarily recalling pouch products within its Baby Stage 2, Tots Mish Mash and Kids lines because of a manufacturing defect that may cause spoilage in some pouches.

11/7/2013 CPSC: Vans is voluntarily recalling boy’s hooded jackets because the jackets have drawstrings that pose a strangulation hazard to young children. Units: 2400.

11/7/2013 FDA: Garden-Fresh Foods is voluntarily expanding a previous recall of fresh cut vegetables, ready-to-eat salads, slaws, dips and spreads due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.

11/5/2013 CPSC (with Healthy Canadians):  One World Technologies is voluntarily recalling Ryobi P113 Dual Chemistry Battery Charger because the chargers can malfunction, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Units: 578,000 in U.S. and 49,000 in Canada.

11/3/2013 FDA: Ghiringhelli Specialty Foods is voluntarily recalling one lot of Trader Giotto’s Caesar Salad because it may not list wheat, soy and fish (anchovy) in the ingredients.

11/3/2013 FDA: Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. is voluntarily expanding its recall of refrigerated ready-to-eat products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

11/1/2013 FDA: The Perrigo Company is voluntarily recalling acetaminophen infant suspension liquid because a small number of packages might contain an oral dosing syringe without dose markings.

11/1/2013 FDA: Following the expansion of Reser’s Fine Foods “Reser’s” product recall for potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination, Dutch Treat Salads is voluntarily recalling Mexicali Dip, which contains one ingredient recalled by Reser’s.

10/31/2013 CPSC: LaRose Industries is voluntarily recalling Snoopy Sno-Cone Machines because a brass rivet can fall out of the sno-cone machine’s ice-shaving cylinder and into a sno-cone, posing a risk of injury to the mouth or the teeth.

10/31/2013 FDA: Following the expansion of Reser’s Fine Foods “Reser’s” product recall for potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination, select prepared foods offerings sold in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia were impacted. As a result, Giant Eagle has implemented a voluntary recall of salads and slaws.

MU-HAHAHA…October Recalls Making a Scare!

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recall-signTo report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

Join hands with Lexlee’s Kids in caring for your kids’ safety. If you have questions about child product recalls or child safety post here or contact Lexlee’s Kids at 225-372-3991.

Late October Recalls

10/23/2013 CPSC: Infinitoy is recalling its Super Safari and Deluxe Circus Train play sets because some of the plastic pieces included in the sets present a choking hazard for small children. Number of Products: 7,100.

10/22/2013 FDA: Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc is recalling refrigerated ready-to-eat products (salads, dips, salsa, condiments, lunch meat, etc.) because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Number of Products: 109,000 cases. On 10/26/2013 Reser’s voluntarily expanded the recall to include more products that were possibly contaminated.

10/18/2013 FDA: Sunny Pine Farms is voluntarily recalling Chevre Cheese products due to inadequate pasteurization which may not have completely eliminated all of the bacteria.

10/21/2013 FDA
: Kashmir Crown Baking LLC is voluntarily recalling its “KCB Pista Khatie” cookies (13 oz. and 30 oz.) due to a trace presence of eggs that they failed to label on the product.
10/23/2013 FDA: NatureMost Laboratories is recalling Vanilla Almond Whey Power and Strawberry Banana Whey Power because they contain undeclared milk, almond and soy allergens.http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm372004.htm

10/24/2013 FDA: Boston Salads and Prepared Foods is voluntarily recalling multiple preprocessed salads, including: Seafood and Shrimp Salad, Chef’s Recipe Potato Salad, Seafood Salad, Tuna Salad and Shrimp Salad and the Costa Fruit Fresh Ideas Garden Tuna Salad due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

10/24/2013 CPSC: Trail Crest is recalling boys and girls hooded sweatshirts and jackets which have drawstrings through the hood or neck which pose a strangulation hazard to young children. Number of Products: 350.

10/25/2013 FDA: Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese because they are labeled with inaccurate expiration dates. Number of Products: 735,000 cases.

10/29/2013 CPSC: Target is recalling Circo-brand Chloe and Conner Sitting Stools because of a defective stabilizing bar that can be a fall hazard to the user. Number of Products: 69,000

10/29/2013 CPSC
: Breathable Baby is voluntarily recalling infant wearable blankets because the zipper pull tabs and sliders can detach and cause a choking hazard. Number of Products: 15,000

Early October Recalls

10/15/2013 FDA: Yoder’s Country Market, is recalling custom gift boxes because they may contain 11 oz. bags of honey roasted peanuts which contain undeclared milk and wheat.

10/14/2013 FDA: Costco is voluntarily recalling 40,000 pounds of rotisserie chicken because of the risk of Salmonella poisoning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recalled epidemiologists as a result of the salmonella risk.

10/10/2013 FDA: Barrel O’Fun Snack Foods is voluntarily recalling Safeway Snack Artist BBQ potato chips because they contain an undeclared allergen, milk.

10/04/2013 FDA: Turkey Hill Dairy is voluntarily recalling specific packages of the following flavors of ice cream: Fudge Ripple Ice Cream, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream and Moose Track Stuff’s Frozen Dairy Dessert because some might contain metal shavings. Limited to select stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia.

10/04/2013 FDA: D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. is voluntarily recalling Market Pantry White Fudge Coated Animal Cookies.

10/01/2013 FDA: Mandy Star Trading is voluntarily recalling its “Good Taste” branded plums for containing undeclared sulfites.