Posts Tagged ‘product recall’

Ice cream and listeria

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream® is recalling all of its ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets and ice cream sandwiches because the products may have listeria. Listeria is a kind of bacteria that can cause the food poisoning, listeriosis. This recall follows the Blue Bell ice cream recall from a couple weeks ago, also due to listeria.

You can get listeriosis and other kinds of food poisoning from harmful germs in something you eat or drink. Listeriosis can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever and headache. Most healthy people don’t get sick from listeriosis. It mostly affects people with a weak immune system, including pregnant women, newborns, elderly people and people with health conditions, like diabetes or HIV. If you get listeriosis during pregnancy, it can cause serious and even life-threatening health problems for your growing baby.

If you have the recalled ice cream, throw it out. You also can return or exchange the recalled ice cream at the same store where you bought it. Contact Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream at (614) 360-3905 or at if you have any questions.

For more information about this ice cream recall, visit the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website. Learn more about listeriosis and pregnancy.

Beech-nut baby food recall

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
Image Credit: Beech-Nut Nutrition®

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Beech-Nut Nutrition® is recalling some of its baby food products because they may have small pieces of glass in them.

The recall is for 4 oz. glass jars of Stage 2 Beech-Nut Classics Sweet Potato and Chicken. The recalled products have an expiration date of December 2016 and include product numbers 12395750815 through 12395750821. The recalled baby food was sold in stores nationwide.

If you have Beech-Nut baby food, check the jar and label to see if you have the recalled product. You can return or exchange the recalled baby food at the same store where you bought it. You also can call the Beech-Nut Consumer Hotline at (866) 674-4446.

Visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture website or Beech-Nut website to learn more about the Beech-Nut baby food recall. Learn more about solid foods for your baby.

Graco® adds 1.9 million infant car seats to recall

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

A few months ago, Graco recalled about 4 million toddler convertible car and booster seats because of a problem with the seat belt buckles. Now, Graco is including another 1.9 million infant car seats with the same buckle problem to the recall.

The belt buckle on the car seat can get sticky and hard to release when food or dried liquid gets into the buckle. This makes it difficult to unbuckle a child from her car seat. Some parents said they had to cut the car seat straps to get their child out of the car seat. My child uses one of the recalled car seats and I, too, have had trouble unbuckling her from time to time.

The recall now includes Graco’s infant car seats made between 2010 and 2013. The models include:

• SnugRide
• SnugRide Classic
• SnugRide 30
• SnugRide Classic Connect 30
• SnugRide 35
• SnugRide Classic Connect 35
• SnugRide Click Connect 40
• Aprica A30

If your child uses one of the recalled car seats, you can order a free replacement buckle online. I used the online order form and it was quick and easy. You also can contact Graco at or call (800) 345-4109.

For more information about the 2014 Graco car seat recall, visit the Graco website.

Video monitor recall

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Summer Infant® is expanding its video monitor recall to include nearly a million video baby monitors. The problem is that the rechargeable batteries in the handheld video monitor can overheat and break, putting consumers at risk for burns. The recall, first announced in 2011, now includes over 15 models:
• Baby Touch®
• Baby Touch® Plus
• Best View®
• Best View® Choice
• Complete Coverage®
• Dual Coverage™
• MultiView™
• Peek® Plus
• Private Label Baby Sight
• Safe Sight™
• Secure Sight®
• Sleek & Secure®
• Slim & Secure®
• Slim & Secure® Plus
• Slim & Secure® Plus Power Pack

The video baby monitors were sold online and in department stores and baby gear stores nationwide from 2010 through 2012.

If you have one of the recalled Summer Infant video baby monitors, remove the battery and contact Summer Infant for a replacement battery at (800) 426-8627 or visit the Summer Infant website. In the meantime, the monitor can still be used along with the A/C adapter power cord that plugs into a wall electrical outlet. For more information, visit the Consumer Products Safety Commission website.

Nearly 4 million Graco car seats recalled

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

This one’s a big recall that’ll affect millions of families – mine included! Graco® is recalling 3.7 million of its car seats. The problem is that the red button used to release a child from her car seat buckle can get stuck. Some parents said they had to cut the car seat straps because they couldn’t unbuckle their child from the car seat.

Graco says that when food or dried liquid gets into the buckle, it can make the release button stick, making it hard to unbuckle a child. While I haven’t had to resort to cutting the car seat straps, I have struggled with the seat buckle when trying to get my daughter out of her car seat from time to time. I’m glad to know it isn’t just me!

The recall affects Graco’s toddler convertible car seats and booster seats made between 2009 and 2013. The models include:

  • Cozy Cline
  • Comfort Sport
  • Classic Ride 50
  • My Ride 65
  • My Ride 70
  • My Ride 65 with Safety Surround
  • Size4Me 70
  • My Size 70
  • Head Wise 70
  • Smart Seat
  • Nautilus 3-in-1
  • Nautilus Elite
  • Argos

There are 7 other Graco car seat models that use the same buckling system, but they haven’t been included in the recall yet. However, the National Highway Safety Administration may recommend the company include those additional models in the recall. Check back with News Moms Need for updates on this recall.

In the meantime, parents can get a free replacement buckle by contacting Graco at or call (800) 345-4109, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. EST.

Pacifier clips recalled

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

playtex-pacifier-recallIf you have a little one using a pacifier, you may want to listen up. Playtex is recalling over 1 million of their pacifier holder clips – these are clips that you attach to a pacifier and then clip on to something, like your baby’s clothes. The pacifier holder clips are being recalled because they crack and a small part can break off, creating a choking hazard to small children.

The pacifier clips were sold in baby and discount stores nationwide as well as online at from July 2010 through October 2013.

If you have the recalled pacifier clips, stop using them right away. Visit the Playtext website  for information on how to return the product and get a full refund. You can also call toll-free (888) 220-2075 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.

Visit the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission to learn more about the Playtex pacifier clip recall.

Baby monitors recalled

Monday, November 25th, 2013

angelcaremonitor1large2The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recalling over half a million Angelcare Movement and Sound baby monitors. These baby monitors include a sensor pad that is placed under the baby’s crib mattress. The cord attached to the sensor pad may put a baby at risk of strangulation if the cord is within a baby’s reach and the cord gets wrapped around the neck.

The recalled baby monitors include the following model numbers: AC1100, AC201, AC300, AC401 AC601 and 49255. The baby monitors were sold from October 1999 through September 2013 in stores like Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Sears, Walmart and more.

If you have the recalled baby monitor, make sure all cords are placed out of your baby’s reach right away. Contact Angelcare to order a free repair kit at at (855)355-2643 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit For more information, visit the CPSC website.

Motrin Infant Drops Recalled

Monday, September 9th, 2013

motrin-recall-3The makers of Motrin® are recalling about 200,000 units of Concentrated Motrin Infants’ Drops Original Berry Flavor because small plastic particles may have gotten into the medicine. The drops, used to treat infant pain and fever, come in ½ fluid ounce bottles and have the following lot numbers: DCB3T01, DDB4R01 and DDB4S01. The lot numbers can be found on the label.

So far, other Motrin products, like Concentrated Motrin Infants’ Drops Dye-free Original Berry Flavor, Children’s or Adult Motrin aren’t included in the recall.

If you have the recalled drops, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends you stop using the product immediately. Pharmacies and other retail stores are being asked to remove the affected products from store shelves. Visit the FDA website for more information on the Motrin recall.

Baby bathers recalled

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

summer-infant-baby-bather-recallThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recalling nearly 2 million Summer Infant Baby Bathers because of falling and head injury risks. When the bather is lifted or carried with a baby in it, its folding wire frame can suddenly become unfastened from the side hinge, dropping the baby out of the bather. CPSC has received reports of babies who suffered head injury from falling out of these bathers.

The bathers were sold in stores nationwide from September 2004 through November 2011. If you have any of the recalled Summer Infant Baby Bathers, CPSC urges that you stop using the bathers immediately and contact Summer Infant for a free repair kit at (800) 426-8627 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit Do not return baby bathers to stores as the retailers will not have the repair kit.

The repair kit includes a locking strap and instructions. However, even with the new locking strap, never lift or carry the baby bather with a baby in it. To learn more about this recall, please visit

Bumbo seats recalled

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

bumbo-seat-1If you’ve been to a baby shower recently or visited a baby registry list, then you’ve probably seen the Bumbo infant seat. These baby seats, made of molded foam, are hugely popular in families with infants. But if you’re one of the millions of people who have a Bumbo, beware.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bumbo International are recalling over 4 million Bumbo infant seats because several babies have fallen or gotten themselves out of their seats. This happened when the Bumbo was placed either on a raised surface or used on the floor. The CPSC has gotten reports of babies who suffered skull fractures, bumps, bruising and other injuries.

If you have a Bumbo seat for your baby, the CPSC urges you to stop using the seat right away until you get and install a free repair kit, which includes a safety belt. To order the repair kit, visit or call (866) 898-4999 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m EST Monday through Thursday, and between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. EST on Friday.

The Bumbo seats were sold in stores nationwide and online, including Sears, Target, Toys R Us (including Babies R Us), USA Babies, Walmart, and other toy and children’s stores from August 2003 through August 2012.

To learn more about this and other recalls, visit