March 28, 2020

Contigo Kids Recalls Water Bottles For Choking Hazard

Contigo Kids is recalling Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles because the clear silicone spout on the bottle can detach, posing a choking hazard. About 5.7 million bottles are being recalled in the U.S. About 157,000 of these bottles were sold in Canada, and about 28,000 were sold in Mexico. The recalled product is Contingo Kids Cleanable water bottles. The base and cover of the clear silicon spout is black. Only the black color spout base and spout cover models are included in this recall. Contigo is printed on the rim and along the front near the bottom of the bottle. The bottles are in three sizes: 13 ounce, 14 ounce, and 20 ounce. And they are offered in four bottle colors: solid color, graphics, stainless steel, and stainless steel solid colors. They were sold individually as … [Read more...]

Starbucks Recalls Bodum Recycled Coffee Presses For Lacteration Hazard

Starbucks is recalling Bodum recycled coffee presses because they pose a laceration hazard. The product is called Bodum + Starbucks Recycled Coffee Presses. The coffee press' plunger knob can break and expose the metal rod in the center. There have been eight reports of the plunger's knob breaking in the U.S. and one report in Canada, which resulted in lacerations and puncture injuries. About 230,000 units were sold in the United States, and 33,200 units were sold in Canada.  The 8-cup French coffee press' cylindrical glass beaker, screen, and plunger are held in place by a plastic dark gray frame with locking lid and light gray handle and knob. It measures about 9 inches high and 4 inches at the diameter. The SKU number on the product is 011063549, printed on a white label … [Read more...]

Product Quest Recalls Baby Oral Gels For Possible Microbial Contamination

Product Quest Manufacturing, after recalling CVS Health 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist for microbial contamination, is now recalling all lots of nasal products and baby oral gels that were made at that company's Florida facility. While there is no known microbial contamination associated with those products, they are issuing the recall out of an abundance of caution. The microbes found in the nasal mist product were identified as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Repetitive use of a nasal spray or other nasal product that contains this pathogen can lead to an infection that can be life-threatening in certain populations. People with compromised immune system or with cystic fibrosis are most susceptible to serious complications with this type of infection. Repetitive use of an oral gel product … [Read more...]

Instant Pot Tells Owners of Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker to Stop Using It After Reports of Overheating

According to Consumer Reports, Instant Pot is telling owners of its product Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker to stop using it after reports that some of those products have overheated. The manufacturer posted a notice on its Facebook page. The company said it had received a "small number of reports" about overheating, which caused "localized melting damage to the underside of the product." The issue is with five batch codes: 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734, and 1746. The batch code is on the silver label on the bottom of the Instant Pot. The company is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and stated that it will offer consumers the next steps, including receiving a replacement item in the next few weeks. William Wallace, senior policy analyst for Consumers Union, said in a … [Read more...]

Prescription Medical Food Limbrel Recalled for Serious Adverse Events

Primus is voluntarily recalling all lots within a certain expiration date of Limbrel, a prescription medical food, because of rare but serious and reversible adverse events. There have been 30 adverse events reported to the government between January 7, 2007 and November 9, 2017. Elevated liver function tests or acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis have been associated with the use of these products. These conditions occurred in rare cases with varying degrees of severity in patients taking this product for the first time within the first few weeks. Patients may not notice the adverse effects until they consult with their doctor or until they need to be hospitalized. No deaths have been reported, and all adverse effects resolved without any residual problems after the patient stopped … [Read more...]

Sienna Laxative and Flawless Beauty Recalled for Mislabeling and Unapproved New Drug

Two products regulated by the FDA have been recalled; one, Sienna Laxative, for mislabeling, and the other, Flawless Beauty products, because it contains an unapproved new drug. No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported. The first recall is for Flawless Beauty products. In accordance with a Consent Decree of Permanent Injunction, the company is voluntarily recalling all lots of 19 different products that were sold individually or as part of multi-unit kits because they are unapproved new drugs. These products were sold over the internet to U.S. and foreign customers. All glutathione products were sold in multi-vial whitening kits. The FDA believes that these drugs present serious public health risks. You can see the long list of recalled products at the FDA web site. … [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...]

Saber Grills Recalled for Fire and Burn Hazards

Saber Grills and LP regulators are being recalled for possible fire and burn hazards. The grill's LP regulator can allow gas to flow at a higher pressure than intended, which can result in a gas leak and flame burst from the burner knobs, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Saber Grills has received 35 reports of regulators malfunctioning, including three reports of singed arms and two reports of burned or singed hair. You can see the long list of recalled grills along with the m model number and description at the Consumer Products Safety Commission website. The grills were sold at specialty outdoor living stores nationwide, including Family Leisure, Fortunoff Backyard Store, and Watson’s, and through authorized websites and catalogs including Bed, Bath & Beyond and … [Read more...]

Dr. Brown’s Soaps Recalled for Bacterial Exposure

Dr. Brown's Natural Bottle and Dish Soap is being recalled for possible bacterial contamination. Exposure to these bacteria pose a risk of infections. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled products are Dr. Brown's Natural Bottle & Dish Soap sold separately and with Dr. Brown's bottle brush as a bottle cleaning kit. The soap bottles were sold in two sizes: a clear plastic 16-ounce bottle with a pump and a 4-ounce clear squeeze bottle. A label on the front of the bottles reads "Dr. Brown’s natural bottle & dish soap" and "100% plant-based ingredients." If you purchased this product, immediately stop using it. Bottles and dishes that were cleaned with the recalled soap should be boiled or sanitized in the dishwasher. About 23,000 … [Read more...]

Some Doctor Manzanilla Cough Products Recalled for Burkholderia

Mid Valley Pharmaceutical is recalling two lot numbers of Doctor Manzanilla Cough & Cold and Doctor Manzanilla Allergy & Decongestant Relief syrup because they may be contaminated with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia. there have been no reports of illness associated with this recall. These products are sold over the county for relief of cough, nasal congestion, sneezing, and bronchial irritation. the Allergy Relief product is sold as an antihistamine. They were sold in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to retailers and pharmacies. The recalled products are Doctor Manzanilla Allergy & Decongestant Relief in 4 fl ounce bottles (118 ml). The UPC number is 7 62558 00204 1, the lot number is 23221701, and the expiration date is 05/19. Also recalled is Doctor Manzanilla Cough … [Read more...]

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