Health Alerts: Fidget spinners, plush toys, sleepwear, and more
TrishaKorioth, Staff Wroter
Fidget spinner safety
Fidget spinners have become a popular toy for kids of all ages. Because they are made
of small parts, safety experts are urging parents to keep spinners away from children
under age 3. Supervise older children who might be tempted to put them in their mouths.
Finally, to avoid a possible fire, never leave light-up models unattended when charging.
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.
Bottle and dish soap
Units: About 23,000
Hazard: The bottle and dish soap could contain bacteria that can cause breathing problems
Description: Recalled are Dr. Brown’s Natural Bottle & Dish Soap sold separately and with Dr. Brown’s
bottle brush as a bottle cleaning kit sold in two sizes: a clear plastic 16-ounce
bottle with a pump and a 4-ounce clear squeeze bottle.
Sold at: Retailers nationwide and at Amazon.com from September 2016 to June 2017 for $3 to
Remedy: Contact the firm for a replacement product. Bottles and dishes cleaned with the soap
should be boiled or sanitized in the dishwasher.
Hazard: The snaps on the swimsuit fall off, and children can choke on them.
Description: Recalled is the Wave Zone one-piece swimsuit for newborns, infants and toddlers. The
swimsuit has a zipper on the back and four snaps on the bottom. It was sold in blue
and gray with a shark on the front; white and navy stripes with an anchor pattern;
pink and teal with a strawberry on the front; and pink arms with a multicolored fish
pattern. Sizes include 0-3m, 3-6m, 6-9m, 12m, 18m and 24m.
Sold exclusively at: Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin from January
through July 2017 for about $14.
Hazard: The toys have fabric hats and bows that can fall off, and children can choke on the
Description: Recalled are itty bittys baby Disney-licensed plush animal stacking toys with rattling
rings. The red, blue, pink and purple rings have Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald
Duck and Daisy Duck characters attached to them. Three of the four Disney-licensed
characters are wearing a small plush, fabric hat or bow.
Sold at: Hallmark Gold Crown stores nationwide and online at Hallmark.com and Amazon.com from
June 2016 through July 2017 for about $30.
Remedy: Contact Hallmark for a prepaid shipping label to return the toy and receive a $40
Hallmark Gold Crown gift card.
Hazard: The flower petals can fall off, and children can choke on them.
Description: Recalled are Laura Ashley London Girl's Floral Clip Dot dresses. The 100% woven cotton
dresses were sold in a pink multicolor floral pattern with or without a matching diaper
cover. They were sold in newborn to girls’ sizes 0/3M through 6X. Style numbers 17156300,
17156307, 17156344, 27156300, 27156307, 27156344, 47156300, 47156307 and 47156344
Sold at: Dillard’s stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Dillards.com and Zulily.com
from January through July 2017 for $27 to $40.
Hazard: The children’s nightgowns and pajama setsdo not meet flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn
Description: Children’s short-sleeve nightgowns have white lace at the neckline and a ribbon bow.
They were sold in purple, pink and blue. Two-piece, long-sleeve shirt and pant pajama
sets with four buttons down the center of the top and a pocket on the left chest were
sold in solid pink, black with white polka dots, a pink gingham pattern and a blue
gingham pattern. Both came in European sizes 110 cm (4-6 years), 120 cm (6-8 years),
130 cm (7-10 years), 140 cm (9-11 years) and 150 cm (11-13 years).
Sold exclusively at: Amazon.com from December 2016 through July 2017 for $16 to $21.
Remedy: Contact seller for a refund. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Hazard: Prolonged and direct contact with the boot tongue lining can expose the wearer to
the chemical benzidine.
Description: Recalled are Dr. Martens unisex Vegan 1460 eight eye boots sold in cherry red with
black shoelaces in all sizes. The boots have a chunky sole and a golden heel pull
tab with “AirWair” printed on it. “Made in Vietnam” and product code 14585 are printed
on the tongue label with the batch code starting with “GV” and ending in Q, R or S.
Sold at: Dr. Martens, Journeys and independent stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com,
DrMartens.com, Shoebuy.com and other websites from January 2015 through July 2017
for about $125.
Remedy: Contact Dr. Martens for a refund or replacement.