Kids Preferred Recalls Wind-Up Musical Toys

recall_logo.jpegU.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Recall with Health Canada 

Recall Date: October 19, 2017

Recall Number: 18-012                                

Kids Preferred Recalls Wind-Up Musical Toys Due to Choking Hazard

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https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Kids-Preferred-Recalls-Wind-Up-Musical-Toys

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Wind-up musical toys

Hazard: The metal post and/or handle of the wind-up mechanism can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toys, take them away from young children and contact Kids Preferred for a free replacement toy.  

Consumer Contact: Kids Preferred toll-free at 888-968-9268 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or online at www.kidspreferred.com and click on “Product Safety” for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 587,000 (in addition, about 1,000 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves Carter’s®, Child of Mine®, Guess How Much I Love You® and Just One You® brands of wind-up musical plush toys. The toys have a metal wind-up mechanism that can be turned to play music. They were sold in variety of animal characters and colors. The model number and batch code are printed on the smallest white sewn-in label behind the care label.

Brand

Product

Description

Model Number

Batch Codes

Just One You

Waggy Musical Kitty

a pink plush kitten with bright pink back feet and a bright pink heart on the backside and a silver colored metal windup post and handle

66834

105379 1015 66834, 105380 1115 66834, 105968 0516 66834, 105969 0616 66834, 105971 0816 66834 & 106598 1016 66834

Just One You

Waggy Musical Puppy

a gray and white plush puppy with light blue inner ears and back feet and a silver colored metal windup post and handle

66835

105379 1015 66835, 105380 1115 66835, 105968 0516 66835, 105969 0616 66835,&105971 0816 66835

 

Just One You

Waggy Musical Owl

a pink plush owl with a white face and pink belly and a silver colored metal wind up post and handle on the Owl’s backside

67058

106454 1016 67058, 106626 1116 67058 & 106627 1216 67058

 

Just One You

Waggy Musical Giraffe

a white and gray plush giraffe with a gray star appliqued on the giraffe’s left side and a silver colored metal wind up post and handle on the giraffe’s left side

67059

106454 1016 67059, 106626 1116 67059 & 106627 1216 67059

 

Child of Mine

Waggy Musical Elephant

a gray plush elephant with light pink inner ears and feet, a mint green heart on the backside and a silver colored metal windup post and handle

62279

105736 0316 62279 105813 0416 62279, 105817 0516 62279,  105818 0316 62279, 105819 0616 62279, 105820 0716 62279, 106364 0816 62279, 106462 0916 62279, 106463 1016 62279, 106554 1016 62279, 106624 1116 62279 & 106625 1216 62279  

 

Child of Mine

Waggy Musical Lamb

a white plush lamb with pink feet, a pink bow and a silver colored metal wind up post and handle on the lamb’s left side

62280

105736 0316 62280, 105813 0416 62280, 105817 0516 62280, 105818 0316 62280, 105819 0616 62280, 105820 0716 62280, 106364 0816 62280, 106462 0916 62280, 106463 1016 62280, 106554 1016 62280, 106624 1116 62280 & 106625 1216 62280 

Child of Mine

Dino Waggy Musical

a green plush dinosaur with grey feet and black spots on his back and a silver colored metal wind up post and handle on the dino’s left side

62281

105736 0316 62281, 105813 0416 62281, 105817 0516 62281, 105819 0616 62281, 105820 0716 62281, 106364 0816 62281, 106412 0816 62281, 106413 0916 62281, 106462 0916 62281, 106554 1016 62281,  106621 1016 62281, 106624 1116 62281 & 106625 1216 62281

 

Child of Mine

Giraffe Waggy Musical

a yellow plush giraffe with blue and white striped feet and a silver colored metal wind up post and handle on the giraffe’s left side

62282

105736 0316 62282, 105813 0416 62282, 105817 0516 62282, 105819 0616 62282, 105820 0716 62282, 106365 0616 62282, 106462 0916 62282, 106463 1016 62282, 106554 1016 62282, 106624 1116 62282 & 106625 1216 62282

 

Carter’s

Lamb Waggy Musical

a white plush sitting lamb with silver colored metal wind up post and handle on the lamb’s left side

66940

105834 0416 66940, 105854 0416 66940, 105857 0516 66940, 105859 0716 66940 & 106557 1016 66940

 

Carter’s

Zebra Waggy Musical

a gray and white stuffed zebra with a pink snout and feet and a silver colored metal wind up post and handle on the zebra’s left side

61405

106051 0616 61405 & 105514 1016 61405

 

Carter’s

Giraffe Waggy Musical

a tan and beige plush giraffe with a satin ribbon tail accent and a silver colored metal wind up post and handle on the giraffe’s left side

61406

106051 0616 61406 & 106514 1016 61405

Carter’s

Puppy Waggy Musical

a blue plush puppy with gray feet and gray stars appliqued on the dog’s left side and a silver colored metal wind up post and handle on the dog’s left side

66806

106514 1016 66806 & 106829 1216 66806

Carter’s

Owl Waggy Musical

a pink plush owl with a white face and belly and a silver colored metal wind up post and handle on the owl’s backside

67015

105926 0516 67015

Carter’s

Unicorn Waggy Musical

a white plush unicorn with a pink mane and tail and a silver colored metal wind up post and handle on the unicorn’s backside

67115

106514 1016 67115 & 106829 0117 67115

Carter’s

Monkey Waggy Musical

a brown plush monkey with light tan feet and face and a silver colored metal wind up post and handle on the monkey’s backside

67116

106514 1016 67116 & 106829 0117 67116

Carter’s

Bunny Waggy Musical

a white plush bunny with pink inner ears and a silver colored metal wind up post and handle on the monkey’s backside

67117

106514 1016 67117 & 106829 0117 67117

Carter’s

Lamb Waggy Musical

a white plush standing lamb with gray feet, mint stars appliqued on the lamb’s left side and a silver colored metal wind up post and handle on the lamb’s left side

66804

105981 0416 66804, 106051 0616 66804 & 106514 1016 66804

Carter’s

Elephant Waggy Musical

a pink plush elephant with gray feet and gray stars appliqued on the elephant’s left side and a silver colored metal wind up post and handle on the elephant’s left side

66805

106514 1016 66805

Guess How Much I Love You

Big Nutbrown and Little Nutbrown Waggy Musical

a tan plush mama and baby bunny with embroidered lettering on the mama’s right foot and a silver colored metal wind up post and handle on the mama’s backside

96814

106643 0117 96814  

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of parts from the wind-up handle detaching from the toy. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Carter’s, Target, Walmart and other stores nationwide and online from January 2016 through August 2017 for between $11 and $20.

Importer: Kids Preferred LLC., of East Windsor, N.J. 

Distributor: Kids Preferred LLC., of East Windsor, N.J.

Manufactured in: China

Note: Health Canada’s release is available at [CPSC to insert link]

About U.S. CPSC:

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

For more lifesaving information, follow us on Facebook, Instagram @USCPSC and Twitter @USCPSC or sign up to receive our e-mail alerts. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. 

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Diono Car Seat Recall

nhtsa-logo_original.jpgSeptember 14, 2017

NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17C003000

 Diono Car Seat Recall

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Injury Risk when Seat used with Lap Belt/FMVSS 213

If the seat is installed with only the lap belt, the child has an increased risk of a chest injury in the event of a crash.

  • NHTSA Campaign Number: 17C003000
  • Manufacturer Diono (formerly SUNSHINE KIDS JUVENILE)
  • Components CHILD SEAT
  • Potential Number of Units Affected 519,052

Summary

Diono is recalling certain Radian R100, Radian R120, Radian RXT, Olympia, Pacifica, and Rainier convertible and booster car seats. When the seat is secured to the car using the lap belt without also using the top tether, the seat may not adequately protect the child from injury in the event of a crash. As such, these child seats fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, "Child Restraint Systems."

Remedy

Diono will notify owners, and provide a free remedy kit with an updated instruction manual, an energy absorbing pad, as well as a new chest clip, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 22, 2017. Owners may contact Diono customer service at 1-253-256-9939.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Why worry about the flu in Australia? It could save your life.

Why worry about the flu in Australia? It could save your life.


JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is looking far from the Midwest to see what this year’s flu season might bring. Each year, flu cases in the southern hemisphere, in places like Australia, are tracked to help predict what will be seen in the northern hemisphere a few months later. This helps scientists determine what to include in the flu vaccine for North America.

So far this year, Australia has reported cases that far exceed those in the last two flu seasons. This may be because the most common influenza virus reported there this year is influenza A; it tends to lead to higher case counts and larger outbreaks. If Missouri’s flu season mimics what Australia is already seeing, there could be deadly consequences.

The Missouri State Public Health Laboratory reported more than 70,000 lab-positive influenza cases for the 2016-2017 flu season. This easily spread virus can prove especially dangerous for some patients: there were also 99 influenza-associated deaths reported over the same period.

The best defense we have against flu is the influenza vaccine, or flu shot. DHSS director Dr. Randall Williams says, “Having cared for patients for 30 years as a practicing physician, I saw that flu shots are critical for the greater good of our community. By protecting ourselves, we help protect our most vulnerable populations: newborn babies, pregnant women, the elderly and those whose health is already compromised. They are the most susceptible to serious flu illness and complications, including death. That’s why we recommend everyone six months or older gets a flu shot to help decrease exposure.”

Flu activity often increases in October and November before peaking between December and February. By receiving a flu shot, the body’s immune response to the virus will improve to provide protection against the influenza viruses that are likely to be common this flu season. For more information or to find a flu shot location near you, visit health.mo.gov/flu or talk to your local health department, pharmacist or medical provider. 

About the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services: 

The Department seeks to be the leader in promoting, protecting and partnering for health. More information about DHSS can be found at health.mo.gov.

Infant Wiggle Balls Recall

recall_logo.jpegU.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Recall w/ Health Canada 

 Recall Date: October 5, 2017

Recall Number: 18-004                                            

Toys “R” Us Recalls Infant Wiggle Balls Due to Choking Hazard

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https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/toys-r-us-recalls-infant-wiggle-balls

Recall Summary

Name of Product:  Bruin infant wiggle ball toys 

Hazard: The wiggle ball’s rubber knobs and plastic back can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled balls, take them away from babies and return them to Babies “R” Us or Toys “R” Us for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Toys “R” Us at 800-869-7787 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.toysrus.com and click on Product Recalls for more information. 

Recall Details

Units: About 29,700 (about 3,000 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves Bruin Infant Wiggle Ball toys also called a giggle ball. The blue ball has textured bumps for gripping and has orange, green and yellow rubber knobs around the ball. The ball wiggles, vibrates and plays three different musical tunes. It has an on/off switch and requires 3 AA batteries to operate. The recalled wiggle balls have model number 5F6342E   and Toys “R” Us printed on the product.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of rubber knobs breaking off, including four reports of pieces of the product found in children’s mouths.

Sold exclusively at: Babies “R” Us and Toys “R” Us stores nationwide from June 2016 through January 2017 for about $13.

Importer/Distributor: Toys “R” Us Inc., of Wayne, N.J.

Manufactured in: China

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2017/64740r-eng.php

About U.S. CPSC:

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

For more lifesaving information, follow us on Facebook, Instagram @USCPSC and Twitter @USCPSC or sign up to receive our e-mail alerts. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online towww.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. 

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline

Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:

800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)

Times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime

Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

Media Contact

Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.

Phone: 301-504-7908

Spanish: 301-504-7800

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