Health Alerts: Action dolls, Boy Scouts neckerchief slides, and more recalled
TrishaKorioth, Staff Writer
Infant walker warning
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is reminding parents that infant walkers
are not safe. They cause more than 2,000 emergency room visits each year.
New walkers are wider than a standard doorway or have a safety brake to stop them
from rolling down stairs. But even with these safety features, infants still are falling
down stairs or out of walkers. Some infants also have been hit or burned when trying
to reach objects such as pot handles.
Parents should note that walkers do not help a child learn to walk, according to the
AAP. Consider stationary activity centers as a safer alternative to wheeled infant
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.
Boy Scouts neckerchief slides
Hazard:The colored enamel on the neckerchief slides contains levels of lead that exceed the
federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause
Description: The brass neckerchief slides were sold in four styles: red wolf, green bear, orange
lion and blue Webelos. Number 200228276, 20023175, 200233281 or 200236630 is printed
on a white label on back of the neckerchief slide.
Sold exclusively at: BoyScouts of Americaretail stores and authorized distributors and at http://www.scoutshop.org from February through August 2018 for about $6.
Remedy: Return slides to any Boy Scouts of America retail store or distributor for a replacement
Hazard: The packaging is not child-resistant. The pain-relieving cream and spray contain lidocaine.
Young children can be poisoned by lidocaine on their skin or when eaten.
Description: Uber Numb topical anesthetic was sold in jars as a cream in 1-ounce (UPC 00863255000306;
lot numbers A23Z3 and F12Z5), 2-ounce (UPC 00863255000344; lot numbers L06Z2A, L06Z2B
and B01N2A) and 4-ounce (UPC 0083255000313; lot numbers E10Z4, L06Z2 and B01N2) sizes
and as a spray in a 4-ounce size (UPC 00850777008002; lot numbers K30Z6 and B09N2).
Sold at: Amazon.com and Uberscientific.com from February 2017 through April 2018 for $20 to
Remedy: Contact the company for a child-resistant replacement cap for the cream or a replacement
cap or refund for the spray.
Hazard: The joints on the dolls can break, and children can choke on the pieces.
Description: Recalled are Boy Story action dolls, including the Mason and Billy action dolls and
the Mason and Billy HeForShe special edition action dolls. Their outfits included
a button-up shirt, white T-shirt and jeans. Boy Story LLC is stamped on the left foot.
Sold at: online at www.biddleandbop.com and small retailers from December 2016 to May 2018 for about $100.
Hazard: The bunny applique on the children’s coveralls can detach, and young children can
choke on it.
Description: Recalled are infant coveralls by Ellen DeGeneres with hat. The pink striped, two-piece,
long-sleeve coveralls are 100% cotton. They have a kangaroo pocket and bunny-shaped
applique on the left chest, a hat with pompom and snaps in the crotch. Style ED01210
was sold in infant sizes 3M, 6M and 9M. Style ED13210 was sold in sizes 12M, 18M and
24M. The style number and date code “08/2017” are printed on the inside garment tag.
Sold at: Buy Buy Baby and Marshalls stores nationwide and online at www.buybuybaby.com from
September 2017 through January 2018 for about $16.
Remedy: Return to the place of purchase for a refund.
Hazard: The countertop coating contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint
ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause health problems.
Description: Recalled are 1-quart (32 fluid-ounce) containers of Rust-Oleum black satin countertop
coating with product number 263209 and batch code P7612D. The can is silver with a
green and white label that reads “countertop coating,” “black satin,” “renew laminate
surfaces” and “moisture & scratch resistant.”
Sold at: Ace Hardware and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Homedepot.com
and Walmart.com from June 2017 through February 2018 for about $20.
Remedy: Return unused, unopened countertop coating for $25 and a refund. Those who applied
the coating will receive a repair kit or replacement of the affected surfaces.