News | Published February 25, 2013

Recent product recalls announced

Here are just a few recent product recalls as announced by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. For the most up-to-date recall information, please visit www.cpsc.gov and click on the Recalls tab from the home page.

Name of Product: Triaminic® Syrups and Theraflu Warming Relief® Syrups

Hazard: These child-resistant caps can fail to function properly and enable the cap to be removed by a child with the tamper-evident seal in place, posing a risk of unintentional ingestion and poisoning. These products contain acetaminophen and diphenhydramine, which are required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act to be sealed with child-resistant packaging.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 12 reports of children unscrewing the locked caps, including four reports of children ingesting the product. One child required medical attention.

Description: This recall involves Triaminic Syrups and Theraflu Warming Relief Syrups for coughs, colds, and fevers. There are 24 types of these two products included in the recall. A complete list of products, lot numbers, and National Drug Codes (NDC) can be found at NovartisOTC.com. Lot numbers are located on the bottom panel of the box and on the left side of the label on the bottle. The NDC number is located on the upper right of the front panel of the Triaminic Syrups box and the upper left corner of the Theraflu Warming Relief Syrups bottle.

Sold at: Food, drug, mass merchandise, and club stores nationwide between May 2010 and December 2011 for about $5.

Manufactured by: Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., Parsippany, NJ.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Novartis for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Novartis Consumer Healthcare toll free at 866.553.6742 from 8…00 am - midnight ET Monday through Saturday, or online at novartisOTC.com for more information.

 

Name of Product: EVO Strollers

Hazard: The opening between the grab bar and the seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall includes EVO strollers manufactured between February 2012 and November 2012 with the following model numbers: MT12-03, MT12-11, MT12-14, MT12-31, MT12-34, MT12-37, MT12-39, MT12-42, MT12-43 and MT12-48. The model number and date code can be found underneath the stroller seat on a white sticker. The strollers have black or silver-colored metal frames with brown, navy blue, black or white seats. ”EVO” is printed on the lower back frame of the stroller.

Sold at: Juvenile product stores nationwide and websites including amazon.com between April 2012 and December 2012 for about $400.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the strollers immediately and contact Mutsy USA to receive a free replacement seat unit and grab bar.

Consumer Contact: Contact Mutsy USA toll-free at 877.546.9230 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm ET Monday through Friday, email at usa@mutsy.nl, or visit the firm’s website at mutsy.com for recall information.

 

Name of Product: 4moms® breeze Cotton Jersey Playard Sheets

Hazard: The sheets are too small for play yards. A sheet that does not properly fit the play yard poses an entrapment hazard that could lead to suffocation.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled play yard sheets are cream-colored, cotton jersey fabric. They were sold as an accessory to the 4moms breeze play yard. “4moms” is printed on a black tag sewn onto the sheet. Item number 4M-009-10-000101 is printed on the packaging. UPC 817980011137 is printed on the sheet’s packaging and on a white warning tag sewn onto the sheet.

Sold at: buybuy Baby and other juvenile product stores nationwide and online at buybuybaby.com from December 2012 through January 2013 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled play yard sheets immediately and return them to 4moms for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact 4moms toll free at 888.977.3944 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET Monday through Friday or online at 4moms.com and click on Recall for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

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