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Top 10 Product Recalls Of 2016
Product recalls do not expire, so it’s important to be aware and alert of these announcements. It’s especially important if you receive any gifts, hand-me-downs or buy any kid’s products at a secondhand shop or yard sale.
In 2016, there were a number of child-related products which were recalled which you should keep a watchful eye over.
1. Oreo Cookies
Recently Mondelez Global LLC recalled the popular biscuits due to a milk allergen not being declared on the products’ ingredients list.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk could risk a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction. So do look out for products with Best When Used By” dates between August, September and October 2016.
2. Kellog’s Eggo Waffles
In September about 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles were voluntarily recalled in 25 states because they could be contaminated with the bacteria listeria.
The recalled waffles are available in 10-count packs with “Best if used by” dates of November 21, 2017, and November 22, 2017, which can be found on the side of the package. You can also look for the UPC product code on the label.
3. Mama’s and Papa’s Stroller
After 10 reports of seats tipping back, Mamas & Papas’ Armadillo Flip and Armadillo Flip XT strollers were recalled.
The malfunction is due to a loose latch on the stroller which can cause the seat to tip back unexpectedly when an infant is in the parent-facing position, posing a fall hazard to infants.
Kraft Heinz recalled about 959 pounds of ready-to-eat “Lunchables Ham and American Cracker Stackers. The packaged lunch products were recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.
The product contains wheat and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.
About 2.5 million units (in addition, 55,000 were sold in Canada) – This recall was first announced in September 2013, updated in October 2013 and expanded in January 2014.
This recall involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.
Cuisinart recalled 8 million food processors because the riveted metal slicing blades can crack and break off into food.
A number of cases of mouth lacerations and damaged teeth have been reported. There were also reports of people finding broken bits of blade in their processed food.
7. Advil Liquid Products
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare recalled 124 lots of Advil liquid products for infants and children. There could be inconsistent doses of ibuprofen in the products if they have not been shaken as directed before use.
The products recalled are Advil Pediatric Drops, Children’s Advil Cold, Children’s Advil Fever from Colds or Flu, Children’s Advil and Advil Pediatric Drops Fever from Colds or Flu.
8. Things Remembered Jewelry
Jewelry manufacturer, Things Remembered, recalled their range of children’s silver bracelets and charm necklaces due to a lead standard violation.
The bracelets and necklaces have a clear surface coating which contain lead in excess of the allowable limit.If ingested by young children, lead can be toxic and cause adverse health issues.
9. Tommee Tippee Electric Bottle and Food Warmers
After receiving 6 reports of bottle and food warmers melting, smoking and catching fire; which caused property damage to the value of $16 0000 – Mayborn USA decided to recall its Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature electric bottle and food warmers.
10. IKEA Chests and Drawers
Ikea voluntary recalled 29 million chests and drawers after an incident in which a toddler from Apple Valley, Minn. died when a MALM 6-drawer chest fell on top of him. This was the third reported death involving the MALM chests and dressers.
If not properly anchored to the wall, the recalled chests and dressers are unstable, which pose a tip-over and entrapment hazard which can result in death or injuries to children.