Saturday, December 29, 2012
Following the deaths of several children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is working to get the recliners out of homes.
At the request of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, four retailers are voluntarily recalling Nap Nanny baby recliners after several deaths and more than 100 cases of a child falling out or nearly falling out. The companies participating in the recall are Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com and Toys R Us/Babies R Us. The models include Nap Nanny Generations One and Two and the Chill™ model infant recliners. "CPSC is warning parents and caregivers that these baby recliners contain defects in the design, warnings and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury and death to infants," the agency said in its announcement. The recliners are made by Baby Matters LLC of Berwyn, Pa. The first recall was made at the request of …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
More than 70 varieties of raw and roasted peanuts are added to a massive Sunland Inc. recall for possible salmonella contamination.
A recall that began with a contaminated batch of peanut butter sold at Trader Joe's and which expanded to other stores, has now expanded again. The recall now includes raw and roasted in-shell and shelled peanuts, Sunland Inc. announced Friday in a news release posted on the Food and Drug Administration website. The nuts were processed in the Sunland Peanut Processing Plant in Portales, N.M. The same plant processed the two Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter varieties linked to an outbreak of salmonella bradeney, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Products in the most recent expanded recall include cookies sold at Whole Foods to nut butters from Harry & David, the protein bistro box at Starbucks to chocolate …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Broken or stray pills in these over-the-counter medications forcing voluntary recall from drug store shelves.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Drugmaker Novartis is voluntarily recalling bottles of Excedrin, NoDoz, Gas-X-Prevention and Bufferin in the United States because they may contain stray pills or broken or chipped tablets. Select bottles of these over the counter medications are under recall after an internal review and complaints of "broken gelcaps, chipped tablets and inconsistent bottle packaging line clearance practices" where inspectors could not rule out the possibility of pills getting into the wrong bottles, according to a release from the company. The company has not received any complaints about the possible mix-ups or broken tablets and says there have been no reports of health issues leading to the recall. The medications on the recall list include: Novartis …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Ottawa Street Pool is not among thousands across the country that won't be opening on time because of unsafe drain covers.
Fear not, unlike other places, dreams of splashing at Ottawa Street Pool on Saturday's opening day won’t be going down the drain. Unlike thousands of pools around the country, which use drain covers that were just recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Plainfield's are just fine. “Nope,” said Marianne Ryan, Plainfield Park District spokeswoman. “Our drain covers are not on the recall list – we are good to go for opening day this Saturday.” WooHoo! Eight brands of “safety” equipment that were tested by federal regulators turned out to be not so safe. They found the drain covers could trap swimmers underwater. Pool operators were irked that the drains they were required to install over the past few years to prevent …