Health Alerts: Chests, steam cookers, liquid nicotine, and more
TrishaKorioth, Staff Writer
Buyers, be aware of baby safety
Social media sites such as Etsy and Pinterest have made it easier for small businesses
to sell their work. The American Academy of Pediatrics urges parents to keep safety
in mind when buying or making homemade baby items.
Parents should steer clear of ingredients that can cause rashes and allergic reactions
or items with small pieces that can cause babies to choke, suffocate or strangle.
Popular items include baby bath bombs, children’s sleepwear and clothing with buttons
or drawstrings, toys with lead paint, handmade covers for unsafe infant sleep products,
baby slings, infant necklaces, and pacifiers with small, glued-on decorations.
Hazard: The candy-flavored liquid nicotine contains more nicotine than indicated on the product
label. This puts the user or young children at risk of nicotine poisoning. Symptoms
of nicotine poisoning include nausea, vomiting, rapid heart rate, pale skin, headache,
dizziness, confusion and seizures.
Description: Recalled are Drip More LP Candy King Worms 3 mg/100 milliliters with UPC code 653341196767
and lot numbers WO03021819-1, WO03021819-2, WO03021819-3 and WO03021819-4.
Sold to: Distributors, wholesalers, retailers and consumers in 26 states.
Remedy: Keep liquid nicotine away from children. Return to store where purchased for a refund
or exchange, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 atwww.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.
Units: About 310,000
Hazard: Chests that are not anchored to the wall can tip over onto a child.
Description: Libra style three-drawer chests were sold in nine colors. Each drawer has a metal
handle. The model number is on a label on the back of the chest. Model numbers and
colors include: royal cherry (3046033), black (3070033 and 3070223), chocolate (3159033
and 3159223), white (3050223 and 3050033), natural maple (3113033), soft gray (10430),
gray oak (10433), country pine (10680) and rustic oak (10682). Also recalled are three-drawer
chests with model numbers listed above that end in A, B, C, D or E. Some were sold
as part of a bedroom set.
Sold at: Walmart.com, Amazon.com, Target.com and other online retailers from October 2009
through July 2018 for about $60.
Remedy: Move the chest away from children. Contact the company for a refund with pickup,
refund when you mail drawer slides using prepaid shipping, or a free tip-over restraint
kit and option to request a one-time free in-home installation of the kit.
Hazard: The cooler’s stainless-steel latch can automatically lock when the lid is closed.
Children could become trapped and suffocate inside the air-tight container.
Description: Igloo Marine Elite coolers used on boats and marine environments are white with stainless
steel latches. Included are Igloo Marine Elite 54-quart, 72-quart, Legend 94-quart,
Glide 110-quart and Contour 150-quart models.
Sold at: West Marine, Sportman’s Warehouse, other home and recreational stores nationwide
and online at Amazon.com and www.igloocoolers.com from January 2015 through March
2019 for $10 to $180.
Remedy: Keep coolers away from children and contact Igloo for instructions to remove the
latch and receive a replacement latch.
Hazard: The wireless phone chargers can overheat when in use, which can cause burns.
Description: Recalled are Pro Charge Power Wireless Charging Pad and Sharper Image Wireless Charging
Pad. The pads are circular with clear edges and black plastic center with red trim.
SKU #74655 or SKU #74709 is on the bottom.
Sold at: Toy, gift and electronics stores and book fairs from March 2018 to March 2019 for
about $10 to $11.
Remedy: Contact Imagine Nation Books/Collective Goods for a refund.
Hazard: The children’s sleep sacks fail to meet the flammability standard for children’s
sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
Description: Recalled are American Apparel brand Baby Rib Collection children’s 100% cotton and
90% cotton/10% polyester-blended knit sleep sacks. They came in size 6-12 months in
black, green, gray, light blue, navy, pink, red and white.
Sold at: www.americanapparel.com from January 2018 through January 2019 for $15 to $20.
Remedy: Contact company for refund or replacement.
Description: Recalled are Beaba Babycook Neo Midnight and Cloud baby food makers in dark blue
with white handled glass bowl (number 912645) or white with gray-handled glass bowl
Sold at: BeabaUsa.com, Buy Buy Baby, Williams Sonoma, Indigo, Albee Baby, Bed Bath & Beyond,
West Coast Kids, Nini and Loli, Liapela, Baby’s Planet, Baby Square, Crocodile Baby
Store, Lil Baby Sprouts, Macrobaby, Mini Jake, Mon Beau Bebe, Mum and Mini, Pizzazzz
Kidz, Snuggle Bugz, Sprout San Francisco, Traveling Tikes, USA Baby & Child, and other
children’s stores nationwide and online from July 2018 through February 2019 for $200
Hazard: The children’s robes and pajama pants do not meet the flammability standard for children’s
sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
Description: Aegean Apparel children’s robes and pajama pants are made of 100% polyester microfleece.
The robe is light green with gray and orange cat print and cat ears sewn onto the
hood. The pajama pants are white with a pattern of a black and gray dog wearing a
Santa hat. “Kings n Queens by Aegean Apparel” is on the label.
Sold at: www.aegeanapparel.com from November 2016 through October 2018 for $30 (pants) and
about $60 (robe).