Recent Recalls Involving Various Consumer and Pharmaceutical Products – What to Know
UNITED STATES – As reported online by cumberlink.com, multiple consumer and pharmaceutical products are facing recalls amid safety concerns.*
Infant Deaths Associated with Rock n' Play, Rocking Sleepers
Just last month, Fisher-Price recalled more than four million Rock n' Play Infant Sleepers after reports that the sleepers were linked to more than thirty deaths. Kids II, another manufacturer of infant rocking sleepers, has recently recalled all of its Rocking Sleepers citing concerns that infants can roll onto their stomachs if unrestrained, which may lead to serious injuries or death. Kids II states that since 2012, there have been five reported infant deaths.
Kids II infant rocking sleepers were sold at major stores including, among others, Walmart, Target, Toys “R” Us, and online, between March 2012 and April 26, 2019. Consumers are instructed to immediately stop using the sleepers and contact Kids II for a refund or voucher.
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare ThermaCare Back Pain Therapy Heat Wraps
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that Pfizer Consumer Healthcare is recalling one specific lot of its ThermaCare Back Pain Therapy Heat Wraps after learning that the affected heat wraps may include cells that have a higher temperature than specified. Having such a high temperature poses a risk of skin injuries, including, but not limited to, burns, blisters or skin irritation. The affected heat wraps were distributed throughout the United States between June 2017 and March 2018.
Viessmann Vitodens Boilers
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall of certain Viessmann Vitodens Boilers citing concerns that the boiler heat exchange back plate may corrode and leak flue gasses, which allows the boiler to emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide. The specific recall includes Vitodens 200-W and 222-F series boilers for space or domestic water heating. The affected boilers were sold at authorized dealers between September 2014 and October 2018.
DavidsTea Valentine’s Day Stackable Mugs
DavidsTea recently announced a recall of its Valentine’s Day stackable mugs, which were found to be mislabeled as being microwave safe. The mugs have a metallic print which can spark when in the microwave, posing a fire hazard. The affected mugs were sold at DavidsTea stores and online between January and February 2019.
Justice Light Up Bed Canopy
Justice has issued a recall of its Light Up Bed Canopy sets amid concerns that the canopy lights can overheat and pose a fire and burn hazard. The canopy was sold in white, blue, and pink, and have mesh canopies with lights along the trim. Tween Brands received one report of a customer with a burned finger as well as 17 reports of canopy lights melting the wiring or mesh canopy, as well as overheating. In one case, lights burned a pillowcase. The affected canopies were sold at Justice stores and online between July 2017 and October 2018.
Ruggable Shag Area Rugs
Ruggable has issued a recall of its shag area rugs that have failed to meet federal flammability standards. The specific recall includes three models of area rugs: the shag vintage creme, the shag ivory, and the luxury shag white. The affected rugs were sold online at Ruggable, Amazon, American Art Décor, Overstock, and Wayfair between July 2018 and January 2019.
TriDerma Pain Relief Cream
TriDerma has issued a recall of its pain relief cream that contains lidocaine because of the risk of poisoning. The product’s packaging is not sufficiently child-resistant, as required under the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. Lidocaine can be poisonous to children if they apply it to their skin or ingest it. The affected pain relief creams were sold in 4-ounce jars and 2.2-ounce tubes and were sold online at TriDerma between January 2018 and April 2019.
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