July 7, 2020

Bonnsu Miniware Teething Spoons Recalled For Choking Hazard

Bonnsu Miniware Teething Spoons are being recalled because they can break when in a child's mouth, posing a choking hazard. There has been one report of an infant who bit through the spoon, which separated inside the infant's mouth. The teething spoons are made from food grade silicone and are designed for use by infants who are in the teething stage, about 4 to 24 months. The spoons were sold in sets of two and were produced in these colors: gray, aqua, peach, key lime (green), cotton candy (pink), and lavender. The word "Miniware" is stamped in raised letters on the spoon handles. These spoons were also sold in Meal Kits. The kits, called "First Bites," include spoons, a bowl, a suction foot, and a lid. Those spoons were also available in gray, aqua, peach, key lime, cotton candy, … [Read more...]

Xi Zhi Liang Fruit Jelly Cups Recalled For Choking Hazard

Rong Shing Trading NY Inc. of Brooklyn, New York is recalling Xi Zhi Liang Fruit Jelly Cups because they may pose a choking hazard. Small jelly cups containing konjac powder have been implicated in choking deaths of children in the past. These small konjac powder jelly cups are under FDA import alert 35-15 and are not permitted to be imported into the United States. We don't know if the cups themselves are a problem, or if parts or the lid comes off. No incidents of consumers choking have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The potential choking hazard was discovered during a routine inspection by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Food Safety and Inspection. The recalled jelly cups were sold nationwide in retail food stores. The recalled … [Read more...]

Playtex Recalls Children’s Plates and Bowls for Choking Hazard

Playtex is recalling Children's PLaytex plates and bowls for a possible choking hazard. The clear plastic layer over the graphics on these products can peel or bubble from the surface of the plates and bowls. Playtex has received 372 reports of the clear plastic layer bubbling or peeling. There are 11 reports of the detached clear plastic found in children's mouths. And there have been four reports of choking on a piece of the clear plastic layer. The plates have printed designs on them, including cars, construction scenes, giraffes, princesses, superheroes, and more. The white polypropylene plates and bowls have a colored rim on top and a non-slip bottom. Playtex is written on the bottom of the plates and bowls. These products were sold separately and as sets. A Mealtime set … [Read more...]

Golf Ball Materials Prompt Recall of Frozen Hash Browns

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced over the weekend that McCain Foods USA, Inc. has recalled its “Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns” product because it may contain extraneous golf ball materials. McCain Foods (US) is the American division of McCain Foods Limited, the largest manufacturer of frozen potato foods in the world. According to McCain Foods USA, the potatoes used in the frozen hash brown products were possibly contaminated with golf ball parts during their harvest. The specific labels being recalled are: 1) Roundy’s Brand, 2 lb. Bag of “Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns” (UPC code #001115055019) and 2) Harris Teeter Brand, 2 lb. Bag of “Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns” (UPC code #007203649020). Products affected by the recall were manufactured on January … [Read more...]

Kraft Expands Recall of American Cheese for Choking Hazard

The Kraft Heinz Company is expanding the voluntary recall of individually-wrapped American cheese slices because a thin strip of the film may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper is removed. This could potentially cause a choking hazard. There have been twelve consumer complaints about this product, including five reports of consumers choking in connection with the packaging issue. You can see the long list of recalled products at the FDA web site. The recalled items include Kraft Singles American, Deli Deluxe Kraft American Single, and Kraft Singles White American in various sizes and best by dates. The UPC numbers and unit code dates are also available at that web site. No other sizes, varieties, or code dates of Kraft cheese products are included in this recall. No products … [Read more...]

McDonald’s Recalls Hello Kitty Whistles for Choking Hazard

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), McDonald's is recalling Hello Kitty Birthday Lollipop whistles because parts of the product can detach, posing choking and aspiration hazards to young children. About 2.3 million of these products were distributed in the United States, and 200,000 were distributed in Canada. Two children coughed out pieces of the whistle they sucked into their mouths. One child needed medical attention. The recalled whistles are red and were included in a plastic Hello Kitty figurine holding a pink heart-shaped lollipop. The whistle is removable and can make sounds by a child inhaling or exhaling through the mouthpiece. The figurine measures 3 inches high and 1-3/4 inches in depth. The whistle measures 1-3/4 inches in height and width and … [Read more...]

Plum Organics Recalls Little Cremes for Choking Hazard

Plum Organics is recalling its Little Cremes organic rice milk snacks line after it was found the product may have the potential to be a choking hazard. The small, bite-size snack pieces are supposed to soften in a child's mouth in less than 20 seconds so they are easy to swallow. But some pieces took significantly longer than 20 seconds to soften, making them a potential choking hazard. There have been reports of injuries and complaints from consumers. The recall affects all Little Cremes varieties, including Super Purples (acai, blackberry & purple carrot), Super Reds (pomegranate, beet & berry), and Super Greens (kale, apple & sweet potato). Baby Little Cremes Sweet Potato Kale Apple in 8 count containers has a unit UPC number of 846675000330, a case UPC number … [Read more...]

iDevices Food Thermometers Recalled for Ingestion Hazard

The Consumer Products Safety Commission is recalling iDevices cooking thermometer probes because the plastic insulator inside the stainless steel probe is not heat resistant. The plastic can melt and fall into the food, making it an ingestion hazard. The recall is for all Pro Ambient Temperature Probes and Pro Meat Probes manufactured from May 2014 through June 2014. The probes were sold separately as an accessory for the iGrill, iGrill2, iGrillmini grilling thermometers and the Kitchen Thermometer and Kitchen Thermometer mini cooking thermometers. The meat probe was sold as a component of the iGrill2 set. The probes are maid of a curved stainless steel rod attached to a mini connector by a steel braided cable. The Pro Ambient Temperature probes are about 6" long with a metal grate … [Read more...]

Plum Organics Recalls Baby Food Pouches

Plum Organics is recalling a limited quantity of two varieties of its World Baby pouch products because of "intermittent damage" to the plastic spouts during manufacturing. That could cause small fragments to loosen, detach, and present a choking hazard. Plum Organics has received 14 consumer complaints about damaged spouts, but no injuries have been reported to date. The recalled products include World Baby Italy - Zucchini & Spinach with Pasta Marinara. The product has a "Best By" date of 09Sep14 (September 9, 2014). Also recalled is World Baby Thailand - Roasted Pumpkin & Coconut Rice with "Best By" date of 10Sep14 (September 10, 2014).  About 12,000 cases of the products were shipped nationwide to grocery, mass and online retailers in the U.S. No other Plum products are … [Read more...]

Reed and Barton Recall Baby Utensils for Choking Hazard

Reed and Barton is recalling about 4,000 baby forks and spoons because the pink coloring on the bunny's ears can come off. This poses choking and ingestion hazards. No injuries have been reported to date, although one consumer reported that the pink coloring came off the flatware. The flatware is from the Gingham Bunny Flatware Collection. It is sold as the infant feeding spoon, in a fork and spoon set, and in a three piece set which is comprised of the feeding spoon with a bib and bowl. The flatware is nickel-plated silver with a bunny on the end of the handle. The utensils were sold at Reed and Barton factory stores and gift shops throughout the United States and online from September 2012 through January 2013. If you purchased these items, do not use them. Call Reed and Barton at … [Read more...]

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