Weekly Recap of Recalls, Withdrawals & Safety Alerts: December 16 – 22, 2019

Each week we compile a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their safety and so that they can make informed decisions.

34 Recalls to be aware this week.

Medical Devices & Equipment:

Pharmaceuticals/Drugs:

Auto:

Motorcycle/Scooters:

Food, Beverage & Nutritional Supplements:

Infant & Children Products:

    Recalled Boys Denim PantsRecalled Boys Denim Pants
  • J. Crew Recalls Boys’ Denim Pants Due to Aspiration and Choking Hazards. Small stones can be present in the pockets or waistband of the pants from the stone washing manufacturing process, posing aspiration or choking hazards to young children.

  • Toysmith Recalls Light-Up Magic Wands Due to Choking and Ingestion Hazards. The battery cover can detach and expose the button-cell batteries, posing choking and ingestion hazards to young children.

Sporting Equipment:

  • BMC Recalls Bicycles and Framesets Due to Fall Hazard. The fork steerer tube on the bicycles and framesets can crack or break during use, posing a fall hazard.

Household Products:

    Recalled CandleRecalled Candle
  • Hillsdale Furniture Recalls Five-Drawer Chests Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards. The chests are unstable and can tip over if not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children.

  • Hallmark Recalls Candles Due to Fire and Laceration Hazards. When the candle is lit, the glass jar can break, posing fire and laceration hazards.

Industrial/Tools:

  • Bosch Thermotechnology Recalls Buderus Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazard. The siphon can become blocked, leading to a delayed ignition that can damage the boiler’s exhaust system, creating a carbon monoxide hazard.

Miscellaneous:

  • BCI Burke Recalls Merge Playground Climbers Due to Entrapment Hazard. A welded rung opening on the sides of the climber poses an entrapment hazard to children.

Sources:

fda.gov, cspc.gov, usda.gov, reuters.com, safekids.org, goodhousekeeping.com, consumeraffairs.com, foodsafetynews.com, usatoday.com, autoblog.com, powersportsbusiness.com, roadandtrack.com, uscgboating.org, wemakeitsafer.com, guns.com

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Paul d’Oliveira

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira has been practicing personal injury and disability law for over 30 years. He started his personal injury law practice in 1989 with two offices in Fall River, MA and East Providence, RI. Today his firm has 15 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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