Pediatrics | Published October 31, 2018

Recent product recalls

Here are recent product recalls announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). For the most up-to-date recall information, please visit cpsc.gov and click on the Recalls tab from the home page.

 

Name of product: Boy Story Mason & Billy action dolls and Mason & Billy HeForShe special edition action dolls

Hazard: The joints on the vinyl dolls can break, creating broken pieces that pose a choking hazard to young children.

Sold At: Online at biddleandbop.com and small retailers from December 2016 through May 2018 for about $100.

Description: This recall involves four styles of Boy Story action dolls. They include the Mason and Billy Action Dolls, and the Mason and Billy HeForShe Special Edition Action Dolls. The recalled dolls are vinyl and measure 4 inches long by 7 inches wide by 18 inches high. They also came with outfits consisting of a button-up shirt, white t-shirt and jeans. Boy Story LLC is stamped on the left foot of each doll.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled dolls away from children and contact Boy Story LLC for instructions on how to receive a full refund of the purchase price.

Consumer contact: Boy Story collect at 240.670.0221 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET Monday through Friday, email at questions@boystory.com or online at boystory.com/productrecallform.pdf for more information.

 

Name of product: UberScientific Uber Numb topical anesthetic cream and spray

Hazard: The packaging is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The pain-relieving cream and spray contain lidocaine, posing a risk of poisoning to young children if they put it on their skin or ingest it.

Sold At: Online only at amazon.com and uberscientific.com from February 2017 through April 2018 for between $20 and $40.

Description: This recall involves UberScientific Uber Numb Topical Anesthetic Cream and Uber Numb Spray. The recalled cream is in a white jar with a smooth, rounded cap and a green label with “Uber Numb Topical Anesthetic Cream” printed on the front. The cream was sold in one, two and four ounce sizes with the lot numbers printed on the bottom of the jar and the UPC number printed on the label to the left of the product name. The brand name UberScientific is printed on the label below the net weight.

The recalled spray is in a green bottle with a white cap and has a white label with “Uber Numb Spray” printed on the front. The spray was sold in four ounce size with the lot numbers printed on the bottom of the bottle and the UPC number printed on the label to the right of the product name. The brand name UberScientific is printed on the label to the left of the product name.

Product

Size

UPC

Lot Numbers

UberScientific Uber Numb Topical Anesthetic Cream

1 oz.

00863255000306

A23Z3 and F12Z5

2 oz.

00863255000344

L06Z2A, L06Z2B, and B01N2A

4 oz.

0083255000313

E10Z4, L06Z2, and B01N2

Uber Numb Spray

4 oz.

00850777008002

K30Z6 and B09N2

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately place the recalled topical anesthetic out of reach of children and contact UberScientific for instructions on how to receive a free replacement or full refund. Consumers with the recalled cream can receive a free replacement cap that is child-resistant. Consumers with the recalled spray can receive a free replacement cream with the new child-resistant cap or a full refund.

Consumer contact: UberScientific toll-free at 877.289.1368 anytime or online at uberscientific.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information.

 

Name of product: BCI Burke merge playground climbers

Hazard: The two welded handgrip locations at the top of the climbers can be too large creating a strangulation hazard. A child’s body could become lodged in these openings, posing a strangulation hazard.

Sold At: BCI Burke Company and its distributors to public and private organizations including schools, public parks, and home owners’ associations nationwide from November 2015 through March 2018 for $1,400.

Description: This recall involves the Burke Merge Metal Climbers. These climbers are used on play equipment as an attachment that allows children to climb up and access the play structure. The metal climbers were sold in many color combinations with small geometric shaped openings with a platform and two welded handgrips at the top. “Burke” is printed on identification labels that are placed on the exterior of the entire play structure.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove these climbers from use and contact the firm for a free repair kit. BCI Burke is contacting all owners directly by mail.  

Consumer contact: Contact BCI Burke at 800.356.2070 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm CT Monday through Friday or online at bciburke.com and click on the Climber Recall tab for more information. 

 

Name of product: Abond Group Tubeez baby bath support seat

Hazard: The bath support seat fails to meet the federal safety standard including the requirements for stability. The bath seat can tip over or an infant can slip underneath the front support, posing a drowning hazard.

Sold At: Bealls Outlets nationwide and La Bebe Boutique in Midland, Texas, from October 2017 through March 2018 for about $40.

Description: This recall involves the Tubeez Baby Bath Support Seats. The baby bath support is a rigid plastic seat attached to a foam mat for use in the bathtub. The foam mat is either blue, with the model code B9150BL, or gray, with the model code B9150GY, and features multiple suction cups on the underside. The affected seats have the date codes 1251-0916-enj-nacn or 1434-0617-enj-nacn printed on the underside of the mat.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bath support seats and contact Abond Group for a full refund.

Consumer contact: Abond Group at 800.886.7947 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET, Monday through Friday or online at abondcorp.com and click on Safety Alerts and Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

 

Name of product: Gold Inc. Eddie Bauer fabric infant carriers

Hazard: The buckles on the infant carriers can break, posing a fall hazard to children.

Sold At: Target stores nationwide and online between December 2017 and August 2018 for about $70. 

Description: This recall involves Gold Inc.’s Eddie Bauer fabric infant carriers. They are worn by the parent or caregiver with the baby strapped into the front. The recalled carriers are black with “Eddie Bauer” and “First Adventure” printed in gray lettering on the front, outside of the carrier. 

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carriers and contact Gold Inc. to verify that the product is subject to this recall.  Once the product is verified, consumers will receive replacement products of comparable value or a full refund. Consumers who purchased this recalled product must cut off and return both straps and tag with their name, address, and phone number to receive selected replacement products, free of charge, or a full refund.

Consumer contact: Gold Inc. toll free at 866.600.7205 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm MT or email customerservice@goldbuginc.com or online at goldbuginc.com. and click on Recalls for more information.

 

Name of product: i play infant rattles

Hazard: Pieces of the rattle can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants.

Sold At: Whole Foods Market stores and other stores nationwide and online at amazon.com and other websites from December 2014 through October 2018 for about $15.

Description: This recall involves the Green Sprouts brand flower rattle made from wood. The recalled multi-colored rattles are made from natural wood and measure 2.5 inches long by 2.5 inches wide by 4 inches high. Attached to the circular handle are three round wooden balls shaped like flowers, including one that contains a silver metal bell, all attached with an elastic cord. “Green Sprouts,” “Made in Taiwan” and a date code number (14714 or 21815) are printed on the circular rattle handle.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattles away from children, stop using them and contact i play for instructions on how to receive a $50.00 coupon code to redeem towards the purchase of new products and shipping costs.

Consumer contact: i play at 800.876.1574 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET Monday through Friday, email at contactus@iplaybaby.com or online at iplaybaby.com and click on “ Health & Safety ” for more information.

 

Name of product: Creative Sto INNOCHEER children’s musical instruments sets

Hazard: Paint on the maracas, xylophone and carrying case contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

Sold At: Amazon.com from June 2018 through August 2018 for between $21 and $33.

Description: This recall involves INNOCHEER children’s musical instruments sets. The 18-piece instrument sets have one xylophone, two mallets, two maracas, one jingle stick, one sleigh bell, four shaker eggs, two finger castanets, one rainbow bell stick, one mini tambourine and one triangle with striker. The instruments set comes inside a clear plastic bag that measures about 8.9 inches by 8.9 inches by 3.2 inches and has a green trim and a yellow zipper and handles. INNOCHEER is printed in green on the front of the bag.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled instrument sets and carrying case, take them away from children and contact Creative Sto for a full refund, including the cost of shipping the product back to Creative Sto. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Consumer contact: Creative Sto toll-free at 866.322.3361 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm ET Monday through Friday or email at support@myinnocheer.com for more information.