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– Product Recalls

Link to list of recalls from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission:  http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html

(January 2010) Tylenol Recall Widens to Motrin, Benadryl, More

http://www.caymanmama.com/2010/01/19/tylenol-recall-widens-to-include-500-lots-of-otc-products_201001195976.html

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/health/2010-01-15-tylenol-recall-expands_N.htm

(January 2010) 635,00 Cribs recalled due to risk to infants. The recalled Dorel Asia cribs were carried at K-Mart, Sears and Wal-Mart stores nationwide from January 2005 to December 2009, and cost between $120 and $700 apiece. Link: http://money.cnn.com/2010/01/19/news/companies/crib_recall/index.htm

(January 2010)  Graco Passage, Alano and Spree Strollers and Travel Systems are under recall due to fngertip amputation and laceration hazards.  See link at:  http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10115.html

(November 2009) Older Maclaren Stroller are under recall.  Here is the link:  http://recall.maclaren.us.

Consistent with our unwavering commitment to child safety we are providing U.S. consumers notice of a voluntary recall of all Maclaren umbrella strollers sold in the U.S. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, we are providing free of charge to all affected consumers and retailers a kit to cover the stroller’s hinge mechanism, which poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller. The affected models include Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, Techno XLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller.

Maclaren USA’s Umbrella Strollers meet all U.S. ASTM & JPMA compliance standards. These certifications guarantee our umbrella strollers meet the maximum safety standards available. The voluntary recall is to alert the operator when opening or closing the stroller of the possible risk of injury.

Safety is our first priority and through this voluntary effort we urge consumers to contact us immediately to obtain the kit which consists of hinge covers designed specifically to fit all Maclaren strollers.

Maclaren stresses all operators read the instruction manual prior to use which contains valuable safety tips and service recommendations.

Link to CPSC Joint Press Release

(October 2009) Sigg Water Bottles

Here’s the link:  http://www.ehow.com/how_5360749_exchange-water-bottle-nonbpa-bottle.html.

I was also able to return my Sigg Water Bottles to Whole Foods WITHOUT a receipt for a store credit.

How to Exchange Your Sigg Water Bottle for a Non-BPA Bottle

By HS Schulte

User-Submitted Article

Sigg EcoCare Bottle Liner (Left) Sigg BPA Bottle Liner (Right)

After years of denying their “green” water bottles contained BPA the CEO of Sigg, a Swiss company, has admitted these bottles do in fact contain BPA after all. Sigg has an exchange program allowing you to send in Sigg bottles with the former BPA liner in exchange for their new EcoCare liner which they claim to be free of BPA. The exchange is only available in October 31, 2009.

(September 2009) Robitussin Cough and Congestion Syrup Recall

OT-Robitussin recall
Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:12pm
216.57.125.145

A quick heads-up. There apparently was a Robitussin recall earlier this month. It has not (yet) made it onto the FDA recall list. I came across it on a supermarket web site. Here’s a link to today’s Recall Roundup, which includes the Robitussin recall:

http://efoodalert.blogspot.com/2009/09/recall-roundup-september-25-2009.html

Phyllis

Robitussin® Night Time Cough & Chest Congestion Syrup, 6-4 oz

UPC#: 3-00318-71412-6

LOTS: All Lots

Robitussin® Day/Night Time Cough & Chest Congestion DM Max, 3-8 oz

UPC#: 3-00312-09148-3

ITEM CODE #: 7938608

LOTS: All Lots

(September 2009) Tylenol Recall

The url:  http://www.nowpublic.com/health/tylenol-recall-2009-list-infant-and-childrens-tylenol-recall.

Tylenol Recall 2009: List of Infant and Children’s Tylenol Recall

by Scott Wu | September 23, 2009 at 01:11 pm
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A voluntary recall of several infant and children’s Tylenol has been announced by the drug company, McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Twenty-one Tylenol products had been identified, due to possible contamination of one of the inactive ingredients used for making the drug. The recall was issued on September 18, 2009, for products manufactured between April 2008 and June 2008.

Examination of bulk raw material found the ingredient did not meet their internal testing requirements. The gram-negative bacteria Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) was detected. No bacteria has been detected in finished products, but the recall was issued as a precaution.

Research shows that infection with B. cepacia has been reported after individuals have used pharmaceutical products such as nasal sprays and mouthwash that have been contaminated with the bacteria. Possible adverse effects related to infection with B. cepacia can be serious in patients considered to be high risk, such as those who have pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, or whose immune systems are otherwise compromised.

Source: emaxhealth.com Here is the list of 21 recalled products and lot numbers:

  • Children’s TYLENOL® Plus Cold MS Suspension 4 oz. Grape
    • SBM041, SBM067, SCM037, SDM027, SEM109
  • Children’s TYLENOL® Suspension 4oz. Grape
    • SBM042, SCM015, SCM036, SDM034
  • Children’s TYLENOL® Suspension 4oz. Bubble Gum
    • SBM043, SBM044, SCM029
  • Children’s TYLENOL® Suspension 4oz. Strawberry
    • SBM045, SCM011, SCM030, SDM035
  • Infants’ TYLENOL® Grape Suspension Drops 1/4oz.
    • SBM064, SCM033, SDM020
  • Infants’ TYLENOL® Suspension 1/2oz. Cherry
    • SBM065, SCM005, SCM006, SDM032
  • Children’s TYLENOL® Dye Free Suspension 4oz. Cherry
    • SBM066, SCM068
  • Children’s TYLENOL® Suspension 4oz. Cherry
    • SBM068, SCM035, SCM070, SCM080, SDM005
  • Children’s TYLENOL® Plus Cough & Runny Nose 4oz. Cherry
    • SBM069, SBM070, SCM081, SDM006
  • Infants’ TYLENOL® Suspension Drops 1/2oz. Grape
    • SCM012, SCM067, SDM007, SDM068
  • Children’s TYLENOL® Plus Flu 4oz. Bubble Gum
    • SCM013, SCM014, SCM069
  • Children’s TYLENOL® Plus Cold Suspension 4oz. Grape
    • SCM016, SFM024
  • Children’s TYLENOL® Plus Cough/ST Suspension 4oz. Cherry
    • SCM017
  • Infants’ TYLENOL® Suspension Drops 1oz. Grape
    • SCM082, SDM039, SDM040
  • Infants’ TYLENOL® Dye Free Suspension 1oz. Cherry
    • SCM083, SCM084, SDM008
  • Children’s TYLENOL® Pediatric Suspension 1oz. Cherry
    • SDM064
  • Infants’ TYLENOL® Suspension Drops 1oz. Cherry
    • SDM038, SDM009
  • Children’s TYLENOL® Plus Cold/Allergy 4oz. Bubble Gum
    • SDM033
  • Infants’ TYLENOL® Drops 1oz. Grape
    • SDM078
  • Infants’ TYLENOL® Grape Suspension Drops H/G 1/2oz.
    • SCM034
  • Children’s TYLENOL® Suspension 4oz. Cherry, Hospital Govt.
    • SDM028

Individuals can contact McNeil Customer Care Center at 1-800-962-5357.

Here is the official recall announcement. It contains information on the lot numbers of recalled products. Lot numbers can be found on the bottom of the box and also on the sticker that surrounds the bottle. For the Symptoms and Risk Groups of Burkholderia cepacia, see more coverage here.

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