It's been one of those nutty recall-filled weeks…it actually seems to me that most of these clothing recalls are pretty nonsensical, but you can use your own judgement. It seems that the CPSC just published new regulations about drawstrings which led to all of these recalls…
McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of all product lots of Children's BENADRYL® Allergy FASTMELT® Tablets, in cherry and grape flavors, that were distributed in the United States, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, and St. Thomas and all product lots of Junior Strength MOTRIN® Caplets, 24 count, that were distributed in the United States.
Though the company claims that "No action is required by consumers or healthcare providers and consumers can continue to use the product." would you want to give this to your kids?
You can address questions (and furious comments!) to the McNeil Consumer Care Center at 1-888-222-6036 (available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET and Saturday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Time.)
As a mom of a nut-allergic child, this is the kind of recall that gives me nightmares.
Nestle has received a handful of reports of peanuts being found in some of their fun size Raisinets with the production code of 02015748/UPC number 2800010255. Though the packages were printed with the allergy warning "made on equipment that also process peanuts" they still should not have contained actual nuts.
The company advises those with peanut allergies who have purchased the recalled product not to consume them. Nestle urges consumers to contact their consumer services hotline at 1-800-478-5670 for a full refund and to immediately throw out any remaining packages.
Graco has recalled their pre-2007 Quattro Tour and MetroLite strollers and travel systems (car seat and stroller combinations) because of reports that four children became trapped and died in the strollers between 2003-2005.
You may wonder, as I did: Are they a little slow on the uptake? Last I checked, 2005 was 5 years ago!
According to an interview in the New York Times with Doug McGraw, the president of Graco, at the time of the deaths they decided to focus on educating consumers about strapping in their children instead of recalling the strollers "because of “a strong belief that when used properly with a safety harness, this is a fundamentally safe product.”
Why did anybody ever think that these were a good idea?!
When did parents get so neurotic about keeping their children sleeping on their backs that they began to resort to what basically amounts to a vise? Yes, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends putting babies to sleep on their backs to prevent SIDS, but the risk is considered much less great once babies are able to roll over on their own steam. If you have one of these ridiculous items, please toss it right away and do not look back!
CPSC and the FDA are warning parents and child care providers to:
Four recalls at once?! Supposedly, Fisher-Price, along with the CPSC, made the decision to announce all of these recalls at once in order to make it easier on parents so they "would hear the news one time and be able to visit our website one time to respond to all of these recalls."
Recalled products include tricycles, infant toys with inflatable balls, some Little People toys as well as highchairs adding another four recalls to an almost 20 Fisher Price recalls in the last five years :0
Though, if you have the recalled products, you should definitely get your replacement parts, none of it seems to be a cause for major panic. I've summarized each recall for your reading pleasure along with the list of recalled products. Check out their website periodically over the next few days, because they seem to keep adding more lot numbers.