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10.06.10 Valco Baby Recalls Jogging Strollers Due to Strangulation Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Valco Baby announced a voluntary recall of about 12,000 Valco Baby Tri Mode Single and Twin Jogging Strollers. "The opening between the grab bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck by the grab bar, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed."
The strollers were sold at juvenile product stores and websites including amazon.com between November 2007 and March 2010 for between $480 to $700.
Consumers should immediately remove the grab bar from the stroller and contact Valco Baby to receive a free replacement grab bar. Contact Valco Baby at (800) 610-7850 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, visit the firm’s website at www.valcobaby.com or email at email@example.com.
9.30.10 Massive Fisher Price Recall Including High Chairs
Fisher-Price recalls more than 10 million toys and baby products (including high chairs above), citing reports of dangerous falls and choking hazards. Visit the company's dedicated recall website for more details and a complete list of the products affected.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.service.mattel.com.
9.23.10 Abbott Voluntarily Recalls Certain Similac® Brand Powder Infant Formulas That Did Not Meet Its Quality Standards
Abbott, the manufacturer of Similar is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of certain Similac-brand, powder infant formulas in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some countries in the Caribbean. Abbot issued the voluntary recall because they "detected the remote possibility of the presence" that some the product may have beetles or their larvae.
"While the formula containing these beetles poses no immediate health risk, infants who consume formula containing the beetles or their larvae, could experience symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort and refusal to eat as a result of small insect parts irritating the GI tract," the company said in a press release. "If these symptoms persist for more than a few days, a physician should be consulted."
Parents and caregivers can go to www.similac.com/recall/lookup (at this time the website is not responsive) call Abbott's consumer hotline, (800) 986-8850, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Update: Downloadable PDF's have been added to the website for reference.
Both the website and the consumer hotline have specific details on how to complete the return process.