Children’s Products Recently Recalled

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced recalls of the following children’s products:

children's water bottle1.  As of May 29, 2013, Children’s Water Bottles sold by H&M have been recalled due to the risk of the spout breaking off and posing a choking hazard. Although there have been no reports of injuries, H&M received one report from a consumer stating that  the spout broke off in a child’s mouth.

Consumers should stop using the water bottles immediately and contact H&M (855-466-7467 or to receive a postage paid return mailer along with a complete refund and $25 gift certificate. The water bottles were sold exclusively at H&M stores from July 2012 through March 2013.

2.  Pottery Barn Sweet Lambie Crib Bumbers have been recalled due to reports of the decorative stitching becoming loose and children getting entangled in the threads. The company has received two reports of children getting entangled in the stitching, including one incident where the  threads became wrapped around an infant’s neck. The recall covers bumpers manufactured from April 2009 to July 2012, model numbers 708859, 708917 0r 7988348.

Customers are advised to stop using crib bumpers with the above model numbers and dates and contact Pottery Barn Kids for instructions on how to receive a complete refund or a replacement crib bumper. Contact Information: toll-free at (855) 323-5138, or online at, click on Safety Recalls.

Visit the CPSC webpage for more information pertaining to these and other consumer product recalls.


Recall of Children’s Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec & Benadryl

children's medications recalledMcNeil Consumer Healthcare, together with the U.S. Food & Drug Association, has implemented the voluntary recall of infant and children’s liquid  Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl due to concerns over manufacturing deficiencies. According to the announcement published on the FDA website, some of the products might a have higher concentration of the active ingredient than is specified on the label; others might contain inactive ingredients that have not satisfied testing requirements; and others possibly contain small particles that could be harmful to infants and children.

Although the likelihood of serious medical problems is believed to be remote, the FDA is advising consumers to discontinue using the above products. Consumers are being asked to report any adverse reactions to these products to: FDA’s MedWatch Program by fax 1-800-FDA-0178, or by mail to MedWatch, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787.