2012 April product recalls
Safe Kids is now issuing this recall warning list twice a month and provides warnings about especially dangerous recalled products on theSafe Kids homepage.
they can enjoy and which will last, well that’s another.
At this point many people give up and buy a present for the parents instead. Mothers who have been teetotal for nine months might appreciate a tipple, and there is a long list of presents which new parents will appreciate. Useful they may be, but nappies and prams don’t make the most exciting of gifts. The best way to give something which has meaning, which can be treasured and which is individually tailored to the occasion, is to opt for a personalised present. Whether it is jewellery or stationary engraved with special dates or messages, or a cuddly toy with somebody’s name on it, personalised baby presents have the effect of becoming treasuredpossessions will help the owner be reminded of this special time.
Health and Safety
One of the main things to consider when buying a present for a baby is to ensure that it will actually survive. Remember that anything which resides inside the cot is likely to be chewed, eaten, thrown around and potentially mistreated. Soft, robust toys which can withstand this much love make the best baby presents. Soft textures and bright colours are usually preferred by babies, who can carry on loving their soft toys right into their university days.
Alternatively you could consider gifting items which reside outside the cot, including mobiles which are always a popular choice. Mobiles are designed to give babies something interesting and colourful to watch while they wile away the hours in the cot, snoozing, feeding and cuddling their soft toys. Mobiles are ideal because babies can’t destroy them, as they are attached to the ceiling.
Teddy bears and soft toys can become treasured keepsakes, being kept in special places for decades. There are other types of gifts which have this type of staying power, especially if they are customised with names, dates and places. It gives them a timeless quality and it means their origin will always be remembered.
There are loads of great customisable presents out there, including quality stationary, clothing, furniture or musical instruments. Engraving or otherwise personalising an item like this is a great way of ensuring it doesn’t end up as somebody else’s birthday or Christmas present. An engraved pen can travel with a child through school, while baby clothes could end up being worn by siblings, children or soft toys. You could even personalise a bottle of wine if you want it to be cherished for a long time.
Todson Recalls Bicycle Child Carrier Seats Due to Laceration and Fingertip Amputation Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Topeak Babyseat(tm) II Bicycle Carrier Seats
Units: About 40,000
Importer: Todson Inc., of North Attleboro, Mass.
Hazard: A child can place his or her fingers in the opening at the grab bar's hinge mechanism. When the consumer lifts the grab bar to remove the child from the seat, the child's fingertips can be caught in the hinge mechanism, posing a laceration and fingertip amputation hazard to the child.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of incidents including near amputations that resulted in stitches and a crushed finger.
Description: This recall involves Topeak Babyseat II bicycle carrier seats with model numbers TCS2100, TCS2101 and TCS2102. Model numbers are printed on the product's packaging. The gray, plastic Babyseats were sold in three styles: Babyseat, Babyseat with disc brake compatible rack and Babyseat with non-disc brake compatible rack. The racks are used to mount the seat to the bicycle. "Topeak" is embossed on the back of the seat and is also printed on a black foam protector that covers the grab bar. A red locking lever on the side of the blue grab bar locks the bar into place.
Sold at: J&B Imports, REI, Action and Hawley, independent bicycle dealers, distributors and other retail stores nationwide and online at REI.com from January 2009 through April 2012 for between $140 and $180.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carrier seats and contact Todson to receive a free hinge cover retrofit kit.
Nikon EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
It has come to our attention that some EN-EL15 rechargeable li-ion batteries for Nikon DSLR cameras and the Nikon 1 system may contain a sub-standard component. In extremely rare cases, this issue may cause the battery to overheat and the exterior casing to become deformed.
This potential defect has been picked up in the Nikon manufacturing process – we have received no reports of this problem from the market. However, in order to ensure the safety of our customers and their equipment, we have initiated a recall of affected EN-EL15 batteries. Customers using a EN-EL15 battery may request a replacement as indicated below.
In a story April 26, The Associated Press reported that Diamond Pet Foods had recalled a batch of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul dog food. The story should have made clear that all four production codes being recalled are of the Adult Light Formula of dry dog food. The recalled products:
— Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food 35 lb., production code CLF0102B31XCW 27/JAN/2013, code CLF0102B31XCW 28/JAN/2013, and code CLF0102B32XWR 28/JAN/2013
— Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food 6lb., code CLF0102B3XALW 28/JAN/2013
Intercity Packers Ltd of Mississauga, Ont. is recalling its Beef Burger Meat Mix because of possible Salmonella contamination.
The affected product was distributed in 5 kg cases bearing UPC 90066172180172 and lot code 046 to public and commercial food establishments in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Consumers in Newfoundland are advised to check with their store of purchase to determine if they have the affected product.
The recall was issued as health officials investigate an outbreak of Salmonella illnesses in Ottawa and southern Ontario.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
Salmonella bacteria can cause serious and sometimes even deadly infections.
April 2012 vehicle recalls, Automobile companies issue dozens of recalls every year. Scroll through recent recalls issued by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration or click here to search and see if your vehicle has ever been included in a recall.
April 2012 children’s clothing and toy recalls, Toys are part of your children life. There are different kinds of toys available in the market. Some will provide educational purposes and some only provide entertainment purpose for your child. Commonly toys contain small parts, which can be harmful for children on certain age groups. Toys are not excluded from recalls. There are various reasons for recall, which include choking hazard and fire hazard.
April 2012 pharmaceutical recalls,
American Regent has issued a voluntary recall of Cyanocobalamin Injection, USP, 1000 mcg/mL, 1 mL Vial, at the retail/hospital level.
The recall was issued because cracks can form in the heel (bottom) and sides of some vials of 1662, 1679, and 1683 lots.
The cracks may lead to a lack of guarantee of sterility and the possibility for development of glass particulates.
The intramuscular or subcutaneous injection of a solution whose sterility may have been compromised may result in a systemic infection, abscess formation, or infection at the injection site, the American Regent said.
Cyanocobalamin Injection, USP, indicated for vitamin B12 deficiencies due to malabsorption, is manufactured by Luitpold Pharmaceuticals and is distributed by American Regent.