The Huffinton Post reported today that the Swiss drug company is recalling 142 lots of Triaminic and 41 lots of Theraflu Warming Relief Syrups manufactured in the United States before December 2011. This occurred after the company said it received four reports of accidental ingestion of the Triaminic syrup.
Every year, a number of children's products fail national safety standards. Parents can go this link at babycenter.com and search there Product Recall Finder by category, time frame, and product name, company/brand, or model number to find product recalls They list them in a searchable database to help you protect your family from dangerous highchairs, car seats, strollers, toys, and more.
Here is a quick list of most recent and important recalls:
Girls' footed pajamas sold at Target-The pajamas failed to meet the federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children. No injuries were reported.
Children's pajamas sold at Target-The pajamas failed to meet the federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children. No injuries were reported.
Bugaboo Cameleon and Donkey strollers-A button on the stroller's carry handle can become disengaged, causing the handle to detach. This can then cause a child riding in the stroller to fall or choke. Bugaboo has received 58 reports of handles detaching but no reports of injuries.
Fisher-Price infant sleepers pose mold danger-The product is not being pulled from retail stores, but families owning a sleeper should inspect it for signs of mold. Mold can develop on the sleeper, posing a risk of mold exposure to babies. The CPSC advises that mold has been associated with respiratory illnesses and other infections. Fisher-Price has received 600 reports of mold on the sleepers. Sixteen customers have reported that their babies have been treated for respiratory issues, coughs, and hives after sleeping in the product.
Nap Nanny recliners recalled by retailers after five infant deaths-The CPSC warns that the Nap Nanny (generations one and two) and the Nap Nanny Chill recliners contain defects in their design, warnings, and instructions, posing a risk of injury and death to infants. The CPSC is aware of four babies who died in second generation Nap Nanny recliners, one baby who died in the Chill model, and more than 70 reports of children nearly falling out of the recliners.
Baby and children's jeans-The snap on the front of the jeans can come loose and detach from the fabric, posing a choking hazard to young children. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Expanding toys recalled for ingestion hazard-The central plastic sphere contains small beads that can be released during play, causing a choking hazard to children. The companies have received news of 12 instances of the beads being released, but no reports of injuries.
Baby Jogger strollers-The frame of the stroller can fail to lock and collapse while in use, posing a fall hazard to children. Baby Jogger has received six reports of frames failing to lock, but no injuries have been reported.
Dream On Me bed rails-The bed rail can separate from the mattress, allowing a child's body to become trapped. This poses suffocation and strangulation hazards. No injuries have been reported.
Trampolines sold at Sports Authority-The trampoline's metal legs can detach and puncture the jumping area, posing a risk of injury to users of the trampoline. The company has received one report of the trampoline leg separating from the frame but no reports of injuries.