Health Alerts: Baby bathtubs, strollers, and more recalled
TrishaKorioth, Staff Writer
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of the
following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise
instructed. Consumers can submit reports of harm to CPSC’s searchable online product
safety database at www.SaferProducts.gov. A searchable food and medical product recall database is available at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.
Tempera, finger paints
Units: About 2.8 million units of paint
Hazard: The paint can contain harmful bacteria, putting children with weak immune systems
at risk of serious illness. Those with healthy immune systems may not be affected.
Description: Recalled are 13 types of Sargent Art tempera and finger paints. All colors and sizes
of the following types of paints are recalled: Art-Time brand of tempera paint, washable
finger paint, washable fluorescent finger paint, washable fluorescent tempera paint,
washable glitter finger paint, washable paint and fluorescent tempera paint.
Sold at: Hobby Lobby, Wal-Mart and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and ShopSargentArt.com
from May 2015 to June 2016 for $1 to $8.
Hazard: The gel clings can separate and expose the inner decal and LED/button battery compartment.
Button batteries can cause serious burns inside the body if swallowed, and children
also can choke on them.
Description: Recalled are Halloween-themed LED gel clings with two non-replaceable button cell
batteries. The clings are put on windows and have a blinking light. The designs include
skeleton, spider, black cat, pumpkin and bat.
Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from August through September 2016 for about $1.
Hazard: Fabric slings can come off the infant bathtubs, and infants can fall or drown.
Description: Lil’ Luxuries Whirlpool, Bubbling Spa & Shower is a battery-operated whirlpool bath
with motorized jets intended for use with children from birth to 2 years. The product
has a fabric sling on a plastic frame onto which the infant is placed for bathing.
The fabric sling on the tub does not have a white plastic clip to attach the headrest
area of the fabric sling to the plastic frame. Recalled bathtubs have numbers 18840,
18850, 18863 or 18873 with date codes starting with 1210, 1211, 1212, 1301, 1302,
1303, 1304, 1305, 1306, 1307 or 1308, which stand for the two-digit year followed
by the two-digit month, on the fabric sling.
Sold at: Toys "R Us/Babies "R" Us and other juvenile product specialty stores nationwide from
October 2012 through October 2013 for about $60. The tubs also might have been sold
Remedy: Stop using the fabric sling in the tub, and contact the company for a replacement
sling with a white plastic attachment clip.
Hazard: A relay on the circuit board can fail causing the vehicle’s motor to overheat and
Description: Recalled are Peg Perego’s 850 Polaris Sportsman ride-on, 24-volt battery-operated
toy vehicles for children ages 5 to 7 years. The ATV-style vehicles for two people
are silver, red and black and have four wheels, a flip-up backrest for the back passenger
and a front and rear luggage rack. Vehicles with date codes 651016, 651017, 651020,
651021, 651022, 651023, 651024, 651027, 651028, 651029, 651030, 660304, 660305, 661123,
661124, 661125 and 661130 are recalled. The date code is under the vehicle seat. Sportsman
Twin and 850 EFI are printed on the side and Polaris is on the side of the seat.
Sold at: Online retailers including Amazon.com, Cabelas.com, Target.com, ToysRUs.com and Walmart.com
from October 2014 through April 2016 for $500 to $600.
Remedy: Contact Peg Perego for a replacement circuit board with instructions, including shipping.
Hazard: A loose latch on the stroller can cause the infant in the seat to tip back unexpectedly
and possibly fall out when facing the parent.
Description: Recalled are Mamas & Papas’ Armadillo Flip and Armadillo Flip XT strollers. All models
are folding strollers for one infant. They come in black, teal and navy and weigh
about 22 pounds. Lot number ranges for recalled Armadillo Flip strollers are 00814
through 00416. Lot number ranges for the Flip XT are 01214 through 00416. The number
is printed on the sewn-in label on the stroller.
Sold at: Albee Baby, Babies "R" Us, Buy Buy Baby and other stores nationwide and online at
www.mamasandpapas.com and www.amazon.com from December 2014 through July 2016 for
Remedy: Stop using the strollers and contact the company for a repair.
Hazard: The carabiners attached to the strap system have small parts inside that can come
loose and be swallowed and choked on by young children.
Description: The Fiddle Diddles LullaBelay adjustable car seat strap system with model number
LB1001 includes two fabric straps, carabiner hardware, a mesh car seat cover and a
tote bag. The carabiners are used to hang a car seat from a shopping cart. The model
number is printed on the straps.
Sold at: Amazon.com from November 2015 through June 2016 and Fiddlediddles.com from May through
June 2015 and at Zoolikins stores in Arizona from November 2015 through June 2016
for about $40.
Remedy: Contact the company for a repair kit with three new carabiners.
Hazard: The carriers’ side strap can loosen unexpectedly from the buckle, and the child can
Description: Recalled are Chimparoo brand Trek baby carriers that allow the user to carry a baby
tummy to tummy, on the hip or on the back. The 100% twill fabric carriers were sold
in 18 solid, striped and pattern color combinations. The carriers attach to the wearer’s
body with adjustable straps made of polypropylene webbing and plastic buckles. “Chimparoo”
is printed on the upper right hand corner of the carrier. “Trek” is embroidered on
Sold at: Children’s boutique stores, such as Granola Babies, of Costa Mesa, Calif., Eat/Sleep/Play,
of Summerville, S.C., and Top to Bottom, of Omaha, Neb., and online at www.Amazon.com
and www.Chimaparoo.ca from May through July 2016 for about $170.
Remedy: Contact the company for a replacement buckle for the baby carrier’s side buckle.