In July 2018, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a total of 5 recalls relating to products affecting children. Below is a summary of the releases identifying the product, the problem, and what should be done with the recalled product.
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Release Number: (#18-183) Sandoz Inc., of Princeton, N.J. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., of East Hanover, N.J., is announcing the voluntary recall of about 470,000 blister packages of prescription medicationThis recall involves blister packages of prescription drugs from Novartis and Sandoz. The drugs are packaged with 3 to 10 tablets per blister card.
The recalled Novartis prescription blister packages have “Novartis,” the name of the drug, dosage, NDC, lot number and expiration date printed on the cartons and the blister cards. A list of the recalled products can be found online.
Problem: The prescription drug packaging is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act, posing a poisoning risk if swallowed by children.
What to do: Consumers should immediately secure the blister cards to keep them out of the sight and reach of children and contact Novartis or Sandoz for further instructions. Novartis and Sandoz advise that consumers should continue to use the medication as directed once the blister packages are secured. Consumers can contact Sandoz and Novartis toll-free at 888-669-6682 from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET or online at www.us.sandoz.com and click on “Patients and Customers” then “Product Safety Notices,” or at www.pharma.us.novartis.com and click on banner “Novartis recalls select product blister packs.”
Release Number: (#18-751) The Burton Corporation, of Burlington, Vt., is announcing the voluntary recall of about 4,800 snowboard boots. This recall involves Step On snowboard boots from the winter 2017-2019 seasons. The recalled boots were sold in a variety of colors. The model name is printed on the inside of the boot tongue. A list of the model numbers can be found online.
Problem: The boots can release from the binding unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to the user.
What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled snowboard boots and contact Burton to receive a free new heel cleat. Burton is contacting all known purchasers directly. Consumers can contact Burton at 800-881-3138 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.burton.com and click on “Step On Heel Cleat Update” for more information.
Release Number: (#18-188) Allura Imports, of New York, is announcing the voluntary recall of about 64,000 children’s pajamas. This recall involves two styles of children’s sleepwear garments. The first garment is a 100% polyester fleece pajama pant with the brand name “Sweet N Sassy” on the waist label and hang tag. The style number is located on the back of the brand label at the center waist. The second garment is a 95% polyester and 5% spandex onesie with long-sleeves, a hood and front zipper with the brand name “Delia’s Girl” at the neck label and hang tag. The style number is located on the back of the brand label at the neck. The garments were sold in children’s sizes 4-6x and 7-16 in a variety of colors and prints.
Problem: The children’s pajamas fail to meet the flammability standard for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sleepwear, take it away from children and contact Allura for a full refund. Consumers can contact Allura toll-free at 866-254-3103 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com or online at www.AlluraImports.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information
Release Number: (#18-192) J.C. Penney Corporation Inc., of Plano, Texas, is announcing the voluntary recall of about 5,400 Okie Dokie Patches Shortie shorts. This recall involves Okie Dokie Denim Patches Shortie shorts. These jean shorts have a rainbow and a slice of watermelon patch on the front of each pocket with tan stitching along the seams. The shorts were sold in toddler sizes 2T through 5T. The item number 324-8191 and date code 12/17 are printed on a white tag on the inside back seam of the shorts.
Problem: The patches on the shorts can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the shorts and contact JCPenney for instructions on returning the shorts for a full refund in the form of a JCPenney gift card. Consumers can contact JCPenney at 800-322-1189 from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. CT Monday through Sunday or online at www.jcpenney.com and click on “Help” and then “Product Recalls” for more information.
Release Number: (#18-193) Trek Bicycle Corporation, of Waterloo, Wis., is announcing the voluntary recall of about 9,630 pairs of Bontrager Line Pro flat bicycle pedals. This recall involves all Bontrager Line Pro flat bicycle pedals. These aluminum pedals come in orange and black. “Line Pro” and “Bontrager” are printed on the body of the pedal.
Problem: The spindle of one or both of the pedals can break, posing a fall hazard.
What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle pedals and take them to a Trek retailer for a free repair. Consumers can contact Trek at 800-373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.trekbikes.com and click on Safety & Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.