Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Product Recall

This is on my email this morning from the site Circle of Moms. 

I started subscribing to parenting sites when I found out I was pregnant with Sophie and until now that the kids are older, I'm still subscribed to these useful sites like Circle of Moms, The Nest, Babyzone, etc.

The sites mentioned above are all foreign sites because at that time there wasn't much preggy and parenting sites hosted locally. I'm glad we have a bunch now, they're so much more helpful and relevant to Pinoy moms and moms-to-be.

Anyway, one of the regular updates I really look into in these sites are the Product Recalls. These sites helped me a lot when I purchased kids' stuff like stroller, the crib, toys, apparel, toiletries and most importantly medicine and food. I need to know what's safe for them and what's not. Don't we all want that for our kids?

From the Product Recall section, you get regular updates of what brand and type of products have been recalled from the market because of the danger it may pose or the reported incidents from consumers. Although most of the brands were released initially in the US, these brands reaching the local market is very very possible so it's better to be safe than sorry.

As consumer, it is also important to note the specific product type, serial and release dates of the batch being recalled because not all units of such brand type are recalled. Sometimes it just pertains to a certain batch released probably due to factory defect, safety hazard, etc. Like for the Halo Sleep Sack below, I suggest one buys the version without the flower embellishment to be sure.

To know more about product recalls, visit this site. http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/

Vitamix 64-ounce Low Profile Containers

Vitamix 64-ounce low-profile container
The recall involves Vitamix 64-ounce Low-Profile containers with blade part number 103208 A and blade date codes 03-12 (March 2012) through 07-13 (July 2013). The blade part number and date code are laser etched onto the top of the blade at the bottom of the container.  The clear, plastic, 64-ounce container with black plastic handle and lid was sold with Vitamix blender models 7500, Professional Series 300, Professional Series 750 and individually.  Replacement blades with part number 104602 A are not affected.
Vitamix has received 18 reports of blades breaking.  No injuries have been reported.

Halo Sleep Sack Wearable Blankets with Ruffles and Pink Rose Embellishment
HALO Sleepsack with floral embellishment

The recalled HALO SleepSack wearable blankets are 100% white cotton with pink-edged ruffles and a pink satin rose embellishment on the front. These sack-shaped wearable blankets have cut-outs for the baby’s arms, a zipper down the center, a sewn bottom and were sold in small and medium sizes. Only SleepSack products with GPU numbers 2701, 2781, 2886, 2887, 3007, 3035 and 3142 printed on a neck label under the primary neck label are included in the recall.  
The firm has received six reports of the petals detaching from the blankets including one report of an infant found gagging on a detached petal.

Build-A-Bear Stuffed Animal
Recalled Sulley stuffed animal
Sulley is a furry blue creature from the Monsters movies. The Build-A-Bear stuffed monster is covered in blue furry fabric with purple spots, horn on its head and has blue eyes measuring about 1 inch in diameter. The stuffed monster is about 17 inches high and 10.5 inches wide.  Tracking label ending with 4384 or 4385 for USA and 4378 for Canada can be found on a sewn in label on the backside of the leg of the stuffed monster.
None reported

Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumpers

Kids II Baby Einstein Activity Jumper
This recall includes Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumpers with model number 90564. The model number can be found on a tag attached to the underside of the seat. These stationary activity centers have a support seat covered in blue fabric attached to a large white metal frame and include a variety of brightly colored toys surrounding the seat. The yellow sun toy is attached to the seat frame on a flexible stalk with either three or five brightly colored rings. A date code is located in the lower right corner of the sewn in label on the back of the blue seat pad.  The following date  codes, indicating a manufacture date prior to November 2011, are included in the recall: OD0, OE0, OF0, OG0, OH0, OI0, OJ0, OK0, OL0, OA1, OB1, OC1, OD1, OE1, OF1, OG1, OH1, OI1, OJ1 and OK1. 
The firm has received 100 reports of incidents including 61 injuries. Reported injuries include bruises, lacerations to the face, a 7-month-old boy who sustained a lineal skull fracture and a chipped tooth to an adult. 

LL Bean Painted Wood Cottage Step Stool:

L.L.Bean painted cottage step stool

This recall involves L.L.Bean painted wood cottage step stools. They measure about 12 inches tall by 12 inches wide by 13 inches deep and have a slot on the top surface and hard plastic caps on the bottom of all four legs.  They were sold in the following colors: black, coffee bean, ivory, light sage and red.  Item number 281655 is printed on a sticker on the underside of the stool.  
L.L.Bean has received six reports of incidents involving slips and falls, resulting in soreness and bruising.

As consumer, it pays to be more conscious and discriminating of the products sold in the market (whether local or foreign) and to know our rights as consumers. I'm happy when I see in the news that products are recalled or investigated, even the big names. We don't have much of that some years back but now it goes to show that consumers are more vigilant and actually speak up. 



Cute nung bear!

Janaki Garcia said...

yeah it's cute. That's sully. Pwede siguro siya sa adults :)

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