8 Product recalls mums should be wary of
If you find that you are in possession of these things, it is best to contact the store from which you bought them
If you find that you are in possession of these things, it is best to connect the store from which you bought them.
Parents should be on a never-ending mission to keep their babies safe. And in order to do that, they must be up to date with the latest product recalls in the market—especially when it comes to products their children use.
If you find that you are in possession of these things, it is best to connect the store from which you bought them. Here are some of the latest product recalls of 2016.
1. Mars Chocolates
This beloved chocolate brand has ordered a massive recall after components of plastic has been found in one of its products. According to reports, the contaminated batch came from a Dutch factory. Although European countries are most affected, some batches have found their way into other parts of the world including countries Asia.
2. GoGo Squeez
After food product residue in two product pumps was discovered in one of GoGo Squeez’s factories during an inspection, the company has decided to recall specific applesauce pouches. It is recalling pouches with best buy dates between December 4, 2015 and March 4, 2107.
“Please note that this recall does not include or impact GoGo squeeZ Organic products or our newly launched GoGo squeeZ YogurtZ®,” an official statement given by the company said.
“This recall only impacts non-organic products that were made in our Traverse City facility, and no others.”
3. Children’s Advil
Pfizer takes its commitment to quality very seriously, that was why when it was discovered that clumps of ibuprofen may form in a recent batch of Advil for kids, they initiated a voluntary recall.
Clumping is serious because it may lead to irregular dosage if the bottle isn’t shaken well before every use.
This is lethal because lower doses may not be adequate in reducing the fever, leading to other health issues which could include, in rare instances, convulsions; higher doses may lead to vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness, ‘ringing in the ears’ and decreased breathing rates.
4. Stokke Trailz
Manufacturer of baby strollers, Stokke has announced that they are recalling their their product Stokke Trailz due to safety concerns with its faulty handles. Weak handle joints pose threat to the baby inside the stroller because a small amount of stress can cause it to snap, sending the carriage and the baby shooting forward, especially if used on an inclined path.
5. Mothercare Giant Wooden Activity Cubes
Wood is susceptible to molding, especially in humid weather—and mold is the last thing you want your vulnerable toddler getting in contact with. So when Mothercare and Early Learning Center found out that their products had this potential outcome, they ordered a recall.
Owners of Activity cubes sold with batch codes GJ09-15-D1 for the ELC product and with batch code GJ11-15-D1 for the Mothercare product in Early Learning Centre stores are requested to either return the item to your nearest store or contact our Customer Services numbers, immediately, for an exchange of product or full refund.
6. Fisher Price Car Seats
Children inside cars are in enough danger already—add a faulty car seat to that equation is a recipe for disaster. Fisher Price has identified a potential safety issue with three of its Fisher PriceCar Seats.
The safety restraints do not fully comply with company’s test requirements, which could compromise child’s safety in the event of an accident. Stop using these products immediately and return it to an Argos store for a full refund, or replacement.
7. Clarks Solar Force and Solar Flash children’s sandals
So when they identified a potential issue with parts of its Solar Force sandals detaching, they ordered a voluntary recall as a precaution.
8. Manuka Honey
The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) announced a recall of Evergreen manuka honey products from New Zealand after non-approved substances dihydroxyacetone (DHA) and methylglyoxal (MG) have been used during the processing of the honey.
“Consumers who have purchased the affected products are advised not to consume them and to discard them. While there is no food safety risk, consumers who have consumed this product and have any health concerns can consult your doctor or seek medical advice,” said AVA.
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