Health Alerts: Crib mobile, high chairs, and more recalled
TrishaKorioth, Staff Writer
Infant sling safety
If you own an infant sling, follow these safety tips from the Consumer Product Safety
Make sure the infant’s face is not covered and can be seen by the wearer.
Change the baby’s position after nursing in a sling. Make sure her head is facing
up and clear of the sling and the mother’s body.
Check the baby often to see that nothing is blocking her nose and mouth. Her chin
should be away from her chest.
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 atwww.SaferProducts.gov. A searchable food and medical product recall database is available atwww.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.
Hazard: The ears on the elephant rattles can break off, and young children can choke on them.
Description: Recalled are Vtech Shake and Sing Elephant rattles with model number 80-184800. The
rattle has a purple elephant with yellow and blue ears at one end and a black and
white plastic teething ring at the other end. Number 1848 is printed on the back.
Sold at: Walmart, Kmart, Meijer, Mills Fleet Farm, Seventh Avenue and online at Amazon.com
and zulily.com from November 2015 through November 2017 for about $8.
Hazard: The snaps at the crotch can detach, and young children can choke on them.
Description: Recalled are Alstyle 100% cotton, short-sleeved infant bodysuits in black, blue,
pink and white. The bodysuits were sold in sizes 6M, 12M and 18M. “CAT – # – J” is
printed on a label.
Sold at: Wholesale and screen printers nationwide and online at www.alstyle.com from August
2015 through September 2017 for $2.15 to $2.25.
Remedy: Contact company to return and receive a $10 Alstyle gift card per garment.
Contact: Call 877-562-1499.
Units: About 74,000
Hazard: The packaging is not child resistant. Lidocaine is poisonous to young children.
Description: Recalled is Well at Walgreens Pain and Itch Relief Cream. The tube and packaging
are orange with a purple stripe. “Maximum Strength,” “Pain and Itch Relief Cream 4%
Lidocaine” and “Net Wt. 2 oz (56.7 grams)” are printed on the front. UPC bar code
3 11917 18962 8 is on the package.
Sold exclusively at: Walgreens stores and at www.walgreens.com from March through November 2017 for about
Hazard: The front legs on the high chair can come off the seat, and children can fall.
Description: Recalled are charcoal colored Tuo high chairs that can convert into toddler chairs.
Style numbers 304200 and 304200CN have date code HH102016, HH11/2016, HH3/2017 and
Sold at: Babies “R” Us, buybuy Baby, Target, Kohl’s, Dillard’s and other children’s specialty
stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Skiphop.com from December 2016 through
September 2017 for about $160.
Hazard: A broken motor mount can allow the electric heating element to touch the plastic
and catch on fire.
Description: Recalled are Vornado Sunny CS (crib side) model EH1-0090 electric space heaters sold
in white with an accent of melon and gray. “Vornadobaby” is printed on the side of
the heater. Model/type “SUNNY CS EH1-0090” and serial number are on the bottom under
the elastic cord wrap. Recalled heaters have numbers 1 and 7 as the fourth and fifth
digits (i.e., XXX17-XXXXXX).
Sold at: Bed Bath & Beyond, buybuy Baby and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com,
Target.com, Vornado.com and other websites from October through December 2017 for
Remedy: Contact the company for replacement instructions.
Hazard: The hardware kits used to secure the wooden wall enclosures to the wall studs do
not provide enough bracing support. Children can tip over or become trapped.
Description: I-Semble vertical and horizontal Murphy bed hardware kits in twin, full and queen
size. Recalled vertical mount kits are twin model #54877, full model #55991 and queen
model #54386. Recalled horizontal mount kits recalled are twin model #50479, full
model #53155 and queen model #58262.
Sold at: Rockler stores, catalog and at Rockler.com from January through October 2017 for $300
Hazard: The bassinets do not meet safety requirements. Babies can fall out or be trapped
Description: The Multipro bassinet has a swing framework with a pair of metal legs on the ends
of the middle rod. The bassinet has polka dot fabric with a mesh opening on the side
and was sold in a variety of colors.
Sold at: Products and parts were sold on www.Amazon.com from January 2014 through July 2017
for $20 to $230.
Remedy: Take the bassinet apart and throw it away. A gift card for the purchase price will
Contact: Amazon at 888-280-4331 or visit www.amazon.com if you have not received a refund.
Units: About 550
Hazard: The cord restraints on the combination wand/cord of the sheer blinds can break and
Description: Recalled are custom-made Luminette privacy sheer blinds and other branded and generic
sheer blinds with the combination wand cord sold in white. Hunter Douglas is printed
on the end of the wand of the Luminette brand sheer blinds. The others do not have
a logo. The cord/wand is unique to this product. Other brands and names are listed
Sold at: Budget Blinds, Hunter Douglas dealers, JC Penney and Lowes stores from January through
March 2017 for $1,250 to $2,000.