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Ready Pac has issued a recall of almost 300,000 apple slice packages, which were distributed to nationwide retailers and fast food chains, including McDonald’s and Burger King. The recalled apple slices may be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. Affected packages include those with the use-by dates of July 8, 2012 through August 20, 2012. Check the Ready Pac website for a full list of recalled product descriptions and use-by dates. No illnesses have been reported, but listeria was found on equipment...

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. is voluntarily recalling from retailers one lot of AVEENO® BABY CALMING COMFORT® LOTION (full product details below) in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. This recall is being initiated as a precautionary measure after testing of a product sample by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That test indicated that the lot exceeded the specifications for common bacteria, though extensive testing by an independent laboratory afterward...

On October 11, 2011 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with BOB Trailers, Inc. announced the voluntary recall of the following products: BOB® single and double strollers with Embroidered Canopy Logos. Logos include: BOB®, Ironman®, or Stroller Strides®. The stroller canopy’s embroidered logo’s backing patch can detach, posing a choking hazard to babies and young children and must be removed to safely use the stroller. This recall involves all BOB strollers manufactured...

Chicago-based Radio Flyer is recalling about 165,000 Scoot ‘n Zoom children’s riding toys due to fall hazard. The riding toys, made of red molded plastic with black wheels, were sold for about $20 at Walmart and online at Amazon.com and Target.com. Ten incidents have been reported with six injuries including damage to teeth and chin lacerations requiring stitches. Incidents were due to the riding toy tipping over and causing the child to fall forward while riding the toy. About 165,000 units have been recalled so far. The recalled...

Cribs made and sold in the United States will face the toughest safety standards in the world, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced. Beginning June 28, 2011, the new federal safety requirements ban drop-side cribs, where a side rail can be raised and lowered. They can no longer be manufactured or sold. Hardware, mattress support durability, and slat strength will all undergo tougher testing from the commission. The new rules also apply to cribs currently in use at child care centers and places of public...

The government has warned that tens of thousands of table-top feeding chairs for both babies and toddlers are unsafe. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the metal clamps on the chairs can come loose and leave the baby to fall on the floor. Around a dozen children have been injured! Finger or hands can also be pinched or crushed between the metal clamps or bars when he chairs become detached. The CPSC says that the company Phil & Teds USA Inc. refuses to follow through with a national recall. Here are the...

Salmonella potential prompts cucumber recall A North Carolina produce company has issued a recall for cucumbers because they could be contaminated with salmonella. Raleigh-based L&M Companies, Inc. said it distributed 1,590 bulk cartons of the cucumbers in question between March 30 and April 7 to New York, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Nebraska. Texas and Wyoming. The recalled cartons are marked Nature’s Delight and contain the Lot # PL-RID-002990 on the side of the carton. Only this...

The popular car seat manufacturer,Britax, is recalling certain models of its Chaperon infant car seats because the chest clip could break as parents are trying to buckle in their child. The car seat models affected: Moonstone E9L69N9 Red Mill E9L69P2 Savannah E9L69P3 Cowmooflage E9L69P5 They were manufactured between April 2009 and May 2010. If the chest clip breaks, the sharp edges could scratch the baby’s face, and small broken parts could create a choking hazard. Britax said they’re getting ready to send consumers replacement...

Over-the-counter homeopathic product, Hyland’s Teething Tablets, have been recalled. The FDA warns parents that they may pose a risk to children due to inconsistent amounts of belladonna.  The FDA has received reports of seizures, difficulty breathing, and muscle weakness in children using the tablets. There have also been reports of overdose; the containers do not have child safety caps. Learn more about this recall, and check out all recent product recalls. ...

Roughly two million Graco strollers—all distributed prior to January 2008—were recalled because they can place children at risk of strangulation and entrapment. Consumers should immediately stop using the 2010 Graco Metrolite and Graco Quattro Tour  Strollers and contact Graco for a free repair kit. To order a repair kit, contact Graco toll-free at 877-828-4046 anytime, or visit the company’s Web site at gracobaby.com. Consumers can continue use of the stroller as a “travel system.” When the stroller...

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