Kawasaki Recalls Brute Force 300 All-Terrain Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Kawasaki-Recalls-Brute-Force-300-All-Terrain-Vehicles

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Brute Force 300 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)

Hazard: The fuel tap or carburetor can leak fuel, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact Kawasaki to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Kawasaki toll-free at 866-802-9381 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.Kawasaki.com and click on "Recalls" for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 20,000

Description: This recall involves all 2012 through 2017 model Kawasaki Brute Force 300  ATVs. The recalled ATVs have seating for one person and were sold in red, black, white and green. Brute Force is printed on the right and left front fender. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is located under the bumper. To check for recalled vehicles by VIN, visit www.kawasaki.com.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 260 reports of fuel leaking from the fuel tap or carburetor. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Kawasaki dealers nationwide from September 2010 through June 2016 for about $4,300.

Importer/ Distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A., of Foothill Ranch, Calif.

Manufacturer: Kwang Yang Motor Co. Ltd, of Taiwan

Manufactured in: Taiwan

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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Ameriwood Home Recalls Chests of Drawers Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 

Recall Date: September 6, 2017
Recall Number: 17-217 

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Mainstays chests of drawers

Hazard: The recalled chests of drawers are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children. The chests do not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard (ASTM F2057-14).

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled chest that is not properly anchored to the wall and place it into an area that children cannot access. Contact Ameriwood for a free repair kit that includes a wall anchoring device and feet for the unit. Consumers who require additional installation guidance should contact Ameriwood for further assistance.

Consumer Contact: Ameriwood toll-free at 877-222-7460 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.Ameriwood.com and click on Support for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 1.6 million (in addition, about 1,000 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves Mainstays four-drawer chests of drawers with plastic drawer glides and a single decorative pull on each drawer. The composite wood chests were sold in six colors: alder, black forest, white, weathered oak, walnut and ruby red. The chests measure 40 5/16 inches high by 27 11/16 inches wide by 14 11/16 inches deep. Model numbers included in the recall are 5412012WP, 5412301WP, 5412328WP, 5412015WY, 5412301WY, 5412012PCOM, 5412015PCOM, 5412026PCOM, 5412213PCOM, 5412214PCOM, 5412301PCOM, 5412317PCOM, and 5412328PCOM. The model number is printed on the instruction manual.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received one report of an injury after a chest of drawers tipped over onto a four-year-old.

Sold at: Walmart stores and other retailers nationwide and online at Walmart.com from April 2009 through May 2016 for about $60.

Importer/Distributor: Ameriwood Home, of Tiffin, Ohio

Manufactured in: U.S. and Canada

This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
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PharMEDium Services, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all unexpired lots of Oxytocin Compounded with Either Lactated Ringers or Lactated Ringers and Dextrose Due to Sub-Potency

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Sept. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PharMEDium Services, LLC (PharMEDium) is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and all unexpired lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and Dextrose products that were produced between July 6, 2017 and August 29, 2017 to the hospital/user level.  The recall is being issued based on laboratory test results indicating a lower than expected potency on certain lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and Oxytocin Compounded with Lactated Ringers and Dextrose which would lead to a lower dose being administered. While the lower than expected potency results affected only certain lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and Oxytocin Compounded with Lactated Ringers and Dextrose, in an abundance of caution, PharMEDium is recalling all unexpired lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and all unexpired lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and Dextrose.   To date, PharMEDium has received four reports of product complaints related to the products.

Per the oxytocin package insert, oxytocin is indicated for the initiation or improvement of uterine contractions, where this is desirable and considered suitable for reasons of fetal or maternal concern, in order to achieve vaginal delivery. It is indicated for (1) induction of labor in patients with a medical indication for the initiation of labor, such as Rh problems, maternal diabetes, preeclampsia at or near term, when delivery is in the best interests of mother and fetus or when membranes are prematurely ruptured and delivery is indicated; (2) stimulation or reinforcement of labor, as in selected cases of uterine inertia; (3) as adjunctive therapy in the management of incomplete or inevitable abortion. In the first trimester, curettage is generally considered primary therapy. In second trimester abortion, oxytocin infusion will often be successful in emptying the uterus. Other means of therapy, however, may be required in such cases or to control postpartum evacuation/ bleeding.

Although oxytocin is titrated based on clinical response, an extreme and unexpected reduction in dose than expected could lead to a delay in treatment, disruption of clinical care of the patient, and worsening of patient's conditions.

These products were packaged in ready to use intravenous bags. All unexpired lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and all unexpired lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and Dextrose are included in this recall. The product can be identified by referring to the sample labels provided. These products were distributed nationwide in the USA to hospitals/clinics.

PharMEDium Services is notifying customers of the voluntary recall by phone. Customers that have any of the affected medications that are being recalled should immediately quarantine the product, discontinue use and destroy per their hospital protocol. Customers with any of the affected medications can also reference PharMEDium Services website for more information on the specific lot numbers affected and contact information: www.pharmedium.com

Patients and healthcare providers with questions regarding this recall can contact PharMEDium Services Clinical Pharmacist at (847) 457-2220, Monday through Friday, between 8am and 5pm Central Standard Time or via e-mail at shasan@pharmedium.com.

Patients should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to the use of these products.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

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PharMEDium Services, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all unexpired lots of Oxytocin Compounded with Either Lactated Ringers or Lactated Ringers and Dextrose Due to Sub-Potency

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Sept. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PharMEDium Services, LLC (PharMEDium) is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and all unexpired lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and Dextrose products that were produced between July 6, 2017 and August 29, 2017 to the hospital/user level.  The recall is being issued based on laboratory test results indicating a lower than expected potency on certain lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and Oxytocin Compounded with Lactated Ringers and Dextrose which would lead to a lower dose being administered. While the lower than expected potency results affected only certain lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and Oxytocin Compounded with Lactated Ringers and Dextrose, in an abundance of caution, PharMEDium is recalling all unexpired lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and all unexpired lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and Dextrose.   To date, PharMEDium has received four reports of product complaints related to the products.

Per the oxytocin package insert, oxytocin is indicated for the initiation or improvement of uterine contractions, where this is desirable and considered suitable for reasons of fetal or maternal concern, in order to achieve vaginal delivery. It is indicated for (1) induction of labor in patients with a medical indication for the initiation of labor, such as Rh problems, maternal diabetes, preeclampsia at or near term, when delivery is in the best interests of mother and fetus or when membranes are prematurely ruptured and delivery is indicated; (2) stimulation or reinforcement of labor, as in selected cases of uterine inertia; (3) as adjunctive therapy in the management of incomplete or inevitable abortion. In the first trimester, curettage is generally considered primary therapy. In second trimester abortion, oxytocin infusion will often be successful in emptying the uterus. Other means of therapy, however, may be required in such cases or to control postpartum evacuation/ bleeding.

Although oxytocin is titrated based on clinical response, an extreme and unexpected reduction in dose than expected could lead to a delay in treatment, disruption of clinical care of the patient, and worsening of patient's conditions.

These products were packaged in ready to use intravenous bags. All unexpired lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and all unexpired lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and Dextrose are included in this recall. The product can be identified by referring to the sample labels provided. These products were distributed nationwide in the USA to hospitals/clinics.

PharMEDium Services is notifying customers of the voluntary recall by phone. Customers that have any of the affected medications that are being recalled should immediately quarantine the product, discontinue use and destroy per their hospital protocol. Customers with any of the affected medications can also reference PharMEDium Services website for more information on the specific lot numbers affected and contact information: www.pharmedium.com

Patients and healthcare providers with questions regarding this recall can contact PharMEDium Services Clinical Pharmacist at (847) 457-2220, Monday through Friday, between 8am and 5pm Central Standard Time or via e-mail at shasan@pharmedium.com.

Patients should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to the use of these products.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

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PharMEDium Services, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all unexpired lots of Oxytocin Compounded with Either Lactated Ringers or Lactated Ringers and Dextrose Due to Sub-Potency

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Sept. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PharMEDium Services, LLC (PharMEDium) is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and all unexpired lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and Dextrose products that were produced between July 6, 2017 and August 29, 2017 to the hospital/user level.  The recall is being issued based on laboratory test results indicating a lower than expected potency on certain lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and Oxytocin Compounded with Lactated Ringers and Dextrose which would lead to a lower dose being administered. While the lower than expected potency results affected only certain lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and Oxytocin Compounded with Lactated Ringers and Dextrose, in an abundance of caution, PharMEDium is recalling all unexpired lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and all unexpired lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and Dextrose.   To date, PharMEDium has received four reports of product complaints related to the products.

Per the oxytocin package insert, oxytocin is indicated for the initiation or improvement of uterine contractions, where this is desirable and considered suitable for reasons of fetal or maternal concern, in order to achieve vaginal delivery. It is indicated for (1) induction of labor in patients with a medical indication for the initiation of labor, such as Rh problems, maternal diabetes, preeclampsia at or near term, when delivery is in the best interests of mother and fetus or when membranes are prematurely ruptured and delivery is indicated; (2) stimulation or reinforcement of labor, as in selected cases of uterine inertia; (3) as adjunctive therapy in the management of incomplete or inevitable abortion. In the first trimester, curettage is generally considered primary therapy. In second trimester abortion, oxytocin infusion will often be successful in emptying the uterus. Other means of therapy, however, may be required in such cases or to control postpartum evacuation/ bleeding.

Although oxytocin is titrated based on clinical response, an extreme and unexpected reduction in dose than expected could lead to a delay in treatment, disruption of clinical care of the patient, and worsening of patient's conditions.

These products were packaged in ready to use intravenous bags. All unexpired lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and all unexpired lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and Dextrose are included in this recall. The product can be identified by referring to the sample labels provided. These products were distributed nationwide in the USA to hospitals/clinics.

PharMEDium Services is notifying customers of the voluntary recall by phone. Customers that have any of the affected medications that are being recalled should immediately quarantine the product, discontinue use and destroy per their hospital protocol. Customers with any of the affected medications can also reference PharMEDium Services website for more information on the specific lot numbers affected and contact information: www.pharmedium.com

Patients and healthcare providers with questions regarding this recall can contact PharMEDium Services Clinical Pharmacist at (847) 457-2220, Monday through Friday, between 8am and 5pm Central Standard Time or via e-mail at shasan@pharmedium.com.

Patients should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to the use of these products.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

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Hallmark Recalls Plush Baby Stacking Toys Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recall Summary

Name of Product: itty bittys® baby plush stacking toys

Hazard: The toys have fabric hats and bows that can detach, posing a choking hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toys and take them away from children. Contact Hallmark to receive a prepaid shipping label for returning the recalled toy and for a $40 Hallmark Gold Crown gift card.

Consumer Contact: Hallmark at 800-425-5627 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.hallmark.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 5,800 (in addition, about 200 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves the itty bittys baby Disney-licensed plush animal stacking toys with rattling rings. The toys measure 10 inches by 7.5 inches by 9.5 inches. They have a yellow base stand with a post and four rattling rings that slide on and off the post. The red, blue, pink and purple rings have Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, and Donald Duck and Daisy Duck characters attached to them. Three of the four Disney-licensed characters are wearing a small plush, fabric hat or bow. The Hallmark logo and "itty bittys" are printed on a sewn-on tag attached to the toy's base.

Incidents/Injuries: Hallmark has received one report of the toy's fabric bow detaching. No injuries have been reported. 

Sold at: Hallmark Gold Crown stores nationwide and online at Hallmark.com and Amazon.com from June 2016 through July 2017 for about $30.

Importer/Distributor: Hallmark Marketing Company LLC, of Kansas City, Miss.

Manufactured in: China

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2017/64270r-eng.php 

This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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.

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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Hallmark Recalls Plush Baby Stacking Toys Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recall Summary

Name of Product: itty bittys® baby plush stacking toys

Hazard: The toys have fabric hats and bows that can detach, posing a choking hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toys and take them away from children. Contact Hallmark to receive a prepaid shipping label for returning the recalled toy and for a $40 Hallmark Gold Crown gift card.

Consumer Contact: Hallmark at 800-425-5627 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.hallmark.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 5,800 (in addition, about 200 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves the itty bittys baby Disney-licensed plush animal stacking toys with rattling rings. The toys measure 10 inches by 7.5 inches by 9.5 inches. They have a yellow base stand with a post and four rattling rings that slide on and off the post. The red, blue, pink and purple rings have Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, and Donald Duck and Daisy Duck characters attached to them. Three of the four Disney-licensed characters are wearing a small plush, fabric hat or bow. The Hallmark logo and "itty bittys" are printed on a sewn-on tag attached to the toy's base.

Incidents/Injuries: Hallmark has received one report of the toy's fabric bow detaching. No injuries have been reported. 

Sold at: Hallmark Gold Crown stores nationwide and online at Hallmark.com and Amazon.com from June 2016 through July 2017 for about $30.

Importer/Distributor: Hallmark Marketing Company LLC, of Kansas City, Miss.

Manufactured in: China

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2017/64270r-eng.php 

This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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.

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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Hallmark Recalls Plush Baby Stacking Toys Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recall Summary

Name of Product: itty bittys® baby plush stacking toys

Hazard: The toys have fabric hats and bows that can detach, posing a choking hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toys and take them away from children. Contact Hallmark to receive a prepaid shipping label for returning the recalled toy and for a $40 Hallmark Gold Crown gift card.

Consumer Contact: Hallmark at 800-425-5627 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.hallmark.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 5,800 (in addition, about 200 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves the itty bittys baby Disney-licensed plush animal stacking toys with rattling rings. The toys measure 10 inches by 7.5 inches by 9.5 inches. They have a yellow base stand with a post and four rattling rings that slide on and off the post. The red, blue, pink and purple rings have Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, and Donald Duck and Daisy Duck characters attached to them. Three of the four Disney-licensed characters are wearing a small plush, fabric hat or bow. The Hallmark logo and "itty bittys" are printed on a sewn-on tag attached to the toy's base.

Incidents/Injuries: Hallmark has received one report of the toy's fabric bow detaching. No injuries have been reported. 

Sold at: Hallmark Gold Crown stores nationwide and online at Hallmark.com and Amazon.com from June 2016 through July 2017 for about $30.

Importer/Distributor: Hallmark Marketing Company LLC, of Kansas City, Miss.

Manufactured in: China

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2017/64270r-eng.php 

This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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.

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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Dr. Brown’s Natural Bottle & Dish Soaps Recalled by Handi-Craft Company Due to Risk of Bacteria Exposure

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Dr-Browns-Natural-Bottle-Dish-Soaps-Recalled-by-Handi-Craft-Company

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Dr. Brown's Natural bottle and dish soap

Hazard: The bottle and dish soap can contain harmful bacteria. Exposure to bacteria poses a risk of respiratory and other infections in immunocompromised individuals.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bottle and dish soap and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a replacement bottle of reformulated dish soap or comparable merchandise of equal or lesser value. Bottles and dishes cleaned with the recalled soap should be boiled or sanitized in the dishwasher.

Consumer Contact: Handi-Craft toll-free at 877-962-2525 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.drbrownsbaby.com and click on "Recall Information" for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 23,000

Description: This recall involves Dr. Brown's Natural Bottle & Dish Soap sold separately and with Dr. Brown's bottle brush as a bottle cleaning kit. The soap bottles were sold in two sizes: a clear plastic 16-ounce bottle with a pump and a 4-ounce clear squeeze bottle. A label affixed to the front of the bottles read "Dr. Brown's natural bottle & dish soap" and "100% plant-based ingredients."

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold at: 4 Our Little Ones, Babies R' Us, Bebeang, Buy Buy Baby, Drugland Pharmacy, Family First Pharmacy, Global Nutrition Trading, Macro and Turquoise stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from September 2016 to June 2017 for between $3 and $7.

Distributor: Handi-Craft Company, of St. Louis, Mo.

Manufacturer: Greenblenz, of Auburn Hills, Mich.

Manufactured in: U.S.

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.

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Home Depot Agrees to Pay $5.7 Million Civil Penalty, Maintain Compliance Program for Selling and Distributing Recalled Products

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- https://cpsc.gov/Newsroom/News-Releases/2017/Home-Depot-Agrees-to-Pay-5_7-Million-Civil-Penalty-Maintain-Compliance-Program-for-Selling-and-Distributing-Recalled-Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Home Depot U.S.A. Inc., of Atlanta, Georgia, has agreed to pay a $5.7 million civil penalty for selling and distributing previously recalled consumer products. The agreement settles charges that the firm knowingly sold and distributed approximately 2,816 recalled products from 33 separate voluntary corrective actions during a four-year period from August 2012 through November 2016.

Federal law prohibits the sale, offer for sale, or distribution in commerce of a consumer product that is subject to voluntary corrective action, such as a recall, that has been publicly announced and taken in consultation with CPSC.

CPSC staff charged that Home Depot's procedures failed to accurately identify, quarantine, and prevent the sale and distribution of the recalled products. Home Depot sold and distributed the recalled products in its stores through traditional register lanes and special services desks, and through sales for salvage from its reverse logistic centers, internet sales, and donation program.

The hazards posed by the recalled products include, but are not limited to, fire hazards, laceration hazards, and electrocution and shock hazards. 

The recalled products sold and distributed by Home Depot are:

  • HeathCo Motion Activated Outdoor Lights, recalled on July 26, 2012;
  • Legrand Under Cabinet Power and Light Strips, recalled on September 6, 2012, and expanded on May 15, 2014;
  • LG Electronics Electric Ranges, recalled on November 8, 2012;
  • Pramac America LLC Powermate Portable Generators, recalled on November 13, 2012;
  • Wing Enterprises Stepladders, recalled on December 11, 2012;
  • LG Electronics, Inc., Top Loading Washers, recalled on December 18, 2012;
  • CE Tech Riser Cables, recalled on April 9, 2013;
  • Nourison Rugs, recalled on May 23, 2013;https://www.cpsc.gov/recalls/2013/nourison-recalls-rugs/
  • Soleil Portable Heaters, recalled on July 25, 2013;
  • Gree Dehumidifiers, recalled on September 12, 2013, expanded in January 2014, and reannounced in May 2014;
  • HeathCo Motion-Activated Outdoor Lights, recalled on October 30, 2013;
  • RSI Bathroom Medicine Cabinets, recalled on January 16, 2014;
  • HDX/Powermate Two-Gallon Air Compressors, recalled on February 12, 2014;
  • Genie Garage Door Openers, recalled on February 25, 2014;
  • Dyson Bladeless Portable Heaters, recalled on April 1, 2014;
  • Nest Labs Smoke/CO Alarms, recalled on May 21, 2014;
  • Cordelia Shop Lights, recalled on May 22, 2014;
  • Lithonia Quantum® ELM and ELM2 Two-Light Emergency Light Fixtures, recalled on May 28, 2014;
  • Harris Products Group Welding Torches, recalled on July 31, 2014;
  • Vornado Air Electric Space Heaters, recalled on August 14, 2014;
  • Kidde Smoke/Co Alarms, recalled on September 11, 2014;
  • Fiskars Bypass Loppers, recalled on October 8, 2014;
  • Mohawk Home Rugs, recalled on November 19, 2014;
  • Kidde Fire Extinguishers, recalled on February 12, 2015;
  • Westinghouse Lighting Glass Shade Holders, recalled on March 12, 2015;
  • Husky Vertical Bike Hooks, recalled on April 15, 2015;
  • Homelite Blower Vacuums, recalled on April 16, 2015;
  • Gerber Cohort Folding Knives, recalled on May 26, 2015;
  • Technical Consumer Products LED Down Light Fixtures, recalled on September 8, 2015;
  • Philips Lighting Halogen Flood Lights, recalled on September 10, 2015;
  • Lota Touchless Single-Handle, Pull-Down Sprayer Faucets, recalled on September 10, 2015;
  • Bosch Slim Grinders, recalled on May 11, 2016; and
  • Honda Mini Tillers, recalled on May 25, 2016.

On November 18, 2015, CPSC and Home Depot jointly re-announced the recalls of products that Home Depot sold and distributed after the original recalls had been announced.  

In addition to paying the $5.7 million civil penalty, Home Depot will maintain a compliance program to ensure compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), including a program for the appropriate disposal of recalled products. Home Depot will also maintain a system of internal controls and procedures.

Home Depot's settlement of this matter does not constitute an admission by Home Depot, or a determination by the Commission, that Home Depot knowingly violated the CPSA.

The Commission voted 4 to 1 to accept the settlement provisionally. Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle voted to accept a lower penalty.

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.

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. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

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)
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