34,000 Bathtub submarine toys were voluntarily recalled October 18, 2010, by CPSC. Yes, the battery-operated Bathtub Subs™ were made in China and distributed by Munchkin, Inc. of North Hills, California. The intake valve at the bottom of the toy can “suck up loose skin, posing a laceration hazard to children.” Sadly, before this toy was recalled, 19 incidents of lacerations are known to have occurred. These toys were sold from November 2009 through September 2010 for approximately $7. Mass merchandise stores nationwide sold the toy. If you have purchased this toy, you can simply remove and destroy it, or call Munchkin (at 877-342-3134) for information on how to return the toy and receive a replacement toy… Again, this is a real no-brainer, and I have to ask, how did it get on the market in the first place?
Infant Overalls Recalled
CPSC has recalled the following infant and children’s clothing imported from India to Lollytogs Ltd. of New York. They are the Lollytogs Carhartt® infant overalls style numbers GG8500 and GG8501 which the CPSC has determined represent a choking hazard to young children. The overalls are made of cotton or cotton jersey, in red or brown, and have snaps that can come loose and could be a choking hazard to young children. The overalls were made in infant sizes 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 and 24 months. Approximately 8,300 Lollytogs overalls were sold at retailers–again, nationwide–from February 2010 through July 2010 for approximately $25.00.
Consumers should immediately remove the overalls from children’s clothes closets and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or store credit. For additional information, consumers may contact Lollytogs at (800) 637-9035. ChildSafetyBlog.org hopes that if parents purchased them, they still have the receipt.
Valco Baby Recalls Jogging Strollers, Tri-Mode Single, and Tri-Mode Twin
Unique Baby Products USA, LLC of Brooklyn, NY, has voluntarily recalled approximately 12,000 of the Valco Baby Tri Mode Single and Twin Jogging strollers made in China, which represent a strangulation and/or entrapment hazard to a child when the child is not harnessed. The grab bar on the strollers is the focus of the recall. It is an optional part and can be removed from the stroller. You may view affected model numbers of this children’s product on http://www.cpsc.gov
McNeil Cold Medicines for Children Scheduled to Return to the Marketplace
About two weeks ago, it was announced that a limited number of McNeil’s children’s cold medicines (Infants’ and Children’s Tylenol®, Infants’ and Children’s Motrin®, and Children’s Benadryl®) were scheduled to return to the marketplace after a voluntary recall and more than five-month absence. On October 8th it was announced that McNeil had made label changes and adopted educational initiatives for parents, caregivers, and healthcare professionals, as well as science and surveillance commitments. ChildSafetyBlog.org will keep you posted as it learns whether McNeil’s meds are back on the shelves!