Posts Tagged ‘recall’

Water bottles recalled

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

water glass and bottleCertain bottles of water produced by Niagara Bottling have been voluntarily recalled by the company even though reportedly no one has become sick from the water. The company is recalling the bottles to be extra careful, because one of the springs that supplies the water was found to have the E. coli bacteria at its source. Some kinds of E.coli bacteria can cause disease and even death in people.

The recall affects water bottles produced during June 10 – June 18th at two of Niagara’s bottling facilities.

You can check the label on your water bottle to see if you have any of the affected bottles by going to Niagara’s website. This recall affects the following brands:

Acadia Spring Water
Acme Spring Water
Big Y Spring Water
Best Yet Spring Water
7-11 Spring Water
Niagara Spring Water
Nature’s Place Spring Water
Pricerite Spring Water
Superchill Spring Water
Morning Fresh Spring Water
Shaws Spring Water
Shoprite Spring Water
Western Beef Blue Spring Water
Wegmans Spring Water

The company website states “If you don’t see your product on the list, it was completely unaffected by the recall and is completely safe to drink.”

If you have any concern, you can contact their Consumer Affairs Department at (888) 943-4894.



Beech-nut baby food recall

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

–Photo credit: Beech-Nut®–

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.

Nearly 5 million Graco strollers recalled

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Parents – here’s another big recall you want to pay attention to. Graco® is recalling nearly 5 million of its strollers because of a problem with the side hinges used to fold the strollers. The hinges may cause harm to children’s hands and fingers, in some cases even cutting fingers off.

The recall includes 11 Graco stroller models made between August 2000 and September 2014 and sold in retail stores nationwide as well as Canada and Mexico. The models include:
• Aspen
• Breeze
• Capri
• Cirrus
• Glider
• Kite
• Literider
• Sierra
• Solara
• Sterling
• TravelMate

If you have any of the recalled strollers, please contact Graco for a free repair kit at or call (800) 345-4109, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. EST. In the meantime, please take great caution when folding and unfolding the stroller. Be sure the hinges are firmly locked before placing your child in the stroller.

For more information about the Graco stroller recall, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.

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.

Chicken and salmonella

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

In the last few days, you may have heard about people getting sick from salmonella found in some chicken. Salmonella are a kind of bacteria that cause the food poisoning, salmonellosis. You can get salmonellosis and other kinds of food poisoning from harmful germs in something you eat or drink.

Salmonellosis can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever and headache. If you get salmonellosis during pregnancy, it can cause serious and even life-threatening problems for you and your growing baby.

So far, 300 people in over 18 states have gotten sick.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that the tainted chicken came from three Foster Farms packaging plants in California. The chicken may have the following UDSA inspection numbers: P6137, P6137A and P7632. The USDA is still investigating and hasn’t officially announced a recall yet.

In the meantime, be sure to cook all meats well to help avoid salmonellosis and other kinds of food poisoning. Use a food thermometer and cook chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of at least 165 F. Wash hands and clean work space after handling raw chicken and other meats. Learn more tips about handling food safely.

Child safety caps fail, causing recall

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

recallThe Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Novartis Consumer Healthcare has voluntarily issued a recall of certain of its cold medications. The child-resistant caps on Triaminic and Theraflu products can fail to function properly and enable the cap to be removed by a child with the tamper-evident seal in place. This poses a risk of unintentional consumption and poisoning. These products contain acetaminophen and diphenhydramine which are required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act to be sealed with child-resistant packaging.

This recall involves Triaminic® Syrups and Theraflu Warming Relief® Syrups for coughs, colds and fevers. There are 24 types of these two products included in the recall. A complete list of products, lot numbers and National Drug Codes (NDC) can be found at

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Novartis for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund. Contact Novartis Consumer Healthcare toll-free at (866) 553-6742 from 8 a.m. to midnight ET, Monday through Saturday, or online at for more information.