Health Alerts: Hover board warning, child carrier recall, and more
Hover board safety warning
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning people to stop using or charging
LayZ Board self-balancing scooters after two children in Harrisburg, Pa., were killed
in a house fire linked to a hover board in March.
More than 3,000 LayZ Boards have been sold in the U.S. They were manufactured in China.
People who choose to dispose of the product are advised to take it to a local recycling
center where the lithium ion battery can be disposed of properly. Check your town’s
website to locate a nearby recycling center.
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.
Units: About 560,000
Hazard: If the small toy is ingested, it can expand inside a child's body and block parts
of the intestine. This causes discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life-threatening.
Surgery is required to remove the toy from the body. The toys might not show up on
Description: Recalled are Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs and Easter Grow Toys (model number 234-25-1200)
and Hatch Your Own Dino (model number 234-09-0016). The pink, blue or purple Hatch
& Grow Easter Eggs include a white bunny, brown bunny or butterfly. The Easter Grow
Toys include a yellow chick, brown bunny or white bunny. The Hatch Your Own Dino Eggs
are purple or yellow/green and contain one of 11 dinosaurs.
Sold at: Target stores nationwide from February through March 2017 for about $1.
Remedy: Return toy to any Target store for a refund.
Hazard: The rear wheel can stop rotating and lock up while in use, posing a fall hazard.
Description: Recalled Razor RipStik electric motorized caster boards have two wheels, a hub motor
and a lithium ion battery. They are blue and black and have a wireless digital hand
remote that controls the speed up to 10 mph. The manufacturing date is on the bar
code label located on the bottom. RipStik is printed on the top of the board.
Sold at: Target, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart and other stores and online at Amazon.com, Razor.com,
Target.com, toysrus.com, Walmart.com and other websites from February 2016 through
April 2017 for about $180.
Hazard: A child seated in the carrier can slip through the leg openings and fall.
Description: Recalled are all models of Poco, Poco Plus and Poco Premium child backpack carriers
manufactured between January 2012 and December 2014. The nylon child carriers were
sold in red, gray and blue. They have a metal frame and a gray padded child’s seat
inside. The production date is stamped on a black label sewn into the interior of
the large lower zippered compartment on the back of the carrier. Production date codes
are S12SBPR1, S12SBPR1B, S12SBPR2, S12SBPR3, S12SBPR4, F12SBPR1, F12SBPR2, S13SB IPO,
S13SBPR1, S13SBPR2, S13SBPR3, S13SBPR4, F13SBPR1, F13SBPR2, F13SBPR3, S14SBPR1, S14SBPR2,
S14SBPR3, S14SBPR4, S14SBPR5. Osprey is printed on the fabric above the kick stand.
Sold at: REI and specialty outdoor stores and online at Amazon.com from January 2012 to December
2015 for $200 to $300.
Remedy: Contact Osprey for a seat pad insert to use with the safety straps to secure the
child in the carrier.
Hazard: The zipper pull can detach from the sweatshirt, posing choking and laceration hazards
Description: Kids Korner brand fleece hooded sweatshirts and girls’ bomber jackets with a front
zipper, two front pockets and knit ribbing around the wrists and waist. The sweatshirts
were sold in 18 different prints and solid colors in infant, toddler and children’s
sizes 9 months to youth size 7. Kids Korner is printed on the label at the back of
the neck. A white label sewn into the lower left inside seam has the manufacture date
of 11/16 and style numbers ending in 8701P, 8701YD, 8671P, 9019 or 9022P.
Sold at: Fred Meyer, Kroger, Smith’s and Fry’s Marketplace from February through March 2017
for $7 to $10.
Remedy: Return the clothes to the place of purchase for a refund.
Hazard: The non-slip rubber grips on the bottom of the booties can come off, posing a choking
Description: Recalled are infant fleece gripper Cozie booties. The rubber grippers on the bottom
are in a Z shape. They were sold in sizes 12-18 months in a variety of colors. Only
booties with these tracking numbers under the care label are recalled: FALL161-03/16;
FALL166-03/16; FALL166-06/16; FALL167-06/16; FALL168-07/16; FALL169-07/16; FALL1610-08/16;
FALL1611-09/16 and FALL1612-07/16.
Sold at: Various stores nationwide and online at www.amazon.com and www.zutano.com from May
2016 through March 2017 for $22 to $24.
Remedy: Contact the company for a merchandise credit.
Hazard: The vehicle’s electronic speed control (ESC) can fail and short circuit, posing a
Description: Dynamite 40-Amp FWD REV Brushed ESC – DYNS2201 is an electronic speed control that
comes in the remote-controlled hobby model vehicles ECX 1/10 LiPo Circuit, Ruckus
and Torment models. The following numbers are recalled: ECX03130T1, ECX03130T2, ECX03131T1,
ECX03131T2, ECX03133T1, ECX03133T2 and ECX03154.
Sold at: Horizon Hobby stores and online at www.horizonhobby.com from October through December
2016 for about $180.
Remedy: Contact Horizon Hobby for instructions on receiving a free replacement ESC.
Hazard: The car seat can come off the stroller’s frame, posing a fall hazard to infants.
Description: Recalled are Combi Shuttle model strollers and car seats, used together as a travel
system. The strollers and car seats have model number 6100027 or 6100100 printed on
a label on the base of the car seat and stroller’s leg. They were sold in titanium
and red chili colors. Combi is printed on the front of the stroller and the car seat.
Shuttle is printed above the model number.
Sold at: Amazon.com, Babies R Us.com, Target.com and other online retailers from June 2015
through September 2016 for $350 to $400 for the travel system.
Remedy: Stop using the strollers with the car seats attached and contact Combi for a repair.
The strollers and car seats still can be used separately.
Hazard: If the recalled chests are not anchored to the wall, they can fall on or entrapment
children, resulting in death or injuries.
Description: Recalled are Bow Front chests of drawers from the Vanguard Furniture Compendium Collection.
The eight-drawer beech wood chests are finished in a variety of custom colors. They
weigh 250 pounds. Tip restraint kits were included.
Sold at: Furniture stores nationwide from August 2015 to February 2017 for $4,200 to $4,400.
Remedy: Stop using furniture that is not anchored to the wall and place into an area that
children cannot access. Contact company for installation of a repair to prevent tip-over.