Monday, December 22, 2014

Product Recalls

Plum Organics recalls Little Crèmes organic rice milk snacks

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 10:55 AM
Plum Organics voluntarily recalled its Little Crèmes organic rice milk snacks line after it was found that the product has the potential to cause choking. The small, bite-sized snack pieces were made to soften in a child’s mouth in less than 20 seconds making them easy to swallow... Read more

Livie & Luca recalls children’s shoes

Friday, September 5, 2014, 2:57 PM
Livie & Luca recalled about 5,600 of its “Carta” and “Cotton” children’s shoes because a metal thread inside the interior shoe liner can loosen and poke through the shoe lining, potentially causing a cut. The company has received two reports of the metal thread coming... Read more

FGX International recalls 215k children’s sunglasses

Friday, September 5, 2014, 2:51 PM
FGX International recalled about 215,000 children’s sunglasses because the surface paint on the sunglasses contains excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law. This recall includes 20 styles of Disney, Marvel and Sears/Kmart brand children’s sunglasses. They come in... Read more

Tray Vous recalls snack and activity trays for strollers

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 8:10 AM
Tray Vous recalled about 860 snack and activity trays for strollers in the United States and Canada because the opening between the recalled tray and stroller seat bottom allows an unharnessed child’s body to pass through, but could trap a child’s head, posing a strangulation hazard. The... Read more

BRITA recalls almost 243k children’s water bottles

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:31 PM
BRITA recalled about 242,500 children’s water bottles because the lid can break into pieces with sharp points and cut someone. The hard-sided water filter bottle for kids have popular cartoon characters on a hard-sided plastic bottle. Characters and bottle colors include Dora the Explorer, violet;... Read more

Bexco recalls Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 convertible cribs

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 5:08 PM
Bexco recalled about 1,100 Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs in the United States and Canada due to fall and entrapment hazards. The crib front can separate from the side panels and create a hazardous gap that can allow a child to fall out or become entrapped between the front and... Read more

Dream On Me recalls Dinah high chairs

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 4:56 PM
Dream On Me recalled about 2,800 Dinah high chairs because they pose a strangulation and fall hazard to young children. The leg or side opening of the chair can allow a child’s body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck or fall from the chair. The chairs are made with a steel, powder... Read more

Oeuf recalls to repair cribs due to entrapment risk

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 9:09 AM
Oeuf recalled about 14,000 cribs for repair because the slats/spindles and top rail can detach from the crib, and trap a child. The recall includes four models of Oeuf Sparrow cribs. The cribs were sold in the colors birch, grey, walnut and white. The recalled cribs were manufactured between July... Read more

Buckyballs and Buckycubes refunds now available

Friday, July 18, 2014, 3:20 PM
Owners of Buckyballs and Buckycubes can now obtain refunds through BuckyballsRecall.com until January 17, 2015. These loose, high powered magnets pose a deadly risk to young children, tweens, and teens, if ingested. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urged consumers to immediately stop... Read more

Brooks Furniture recalls glider rockers

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 11:24 AM
Brooks Furniture recalled about 350 glider rockers because the spindles in the glider base can separate while rocking, posing a fall hazard to the user. They were sold exclusively by Kaplan Early Learning The recall includes two styles of Brooks Furniture glider rockers 1529P and 1529V-LM. The 1529P... Read more
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Sarah Levin Allen, Ph.D., CBIS Assistant Professor of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Stephen Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A. Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Temple University Hospital
Peter Bidey, D.O. Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher C. Chang, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAAAI, FACAAI Associate Professor of Medicine in division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UC Davis
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist of The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Gary A. Emmett, M.D., F.A.A.P Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Mario Cruz, M.D. Pediatrician, Associate Director of Pediatric Residency Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Magee DeFelice, M.D. Division Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Chief of Pediatric Emergency Services at Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. Adolescent Medicine Specialist at Crozer-Keystone Health System
Jessica Kendorski, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D Associate Professor in School Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Anita Kulick President & CEO, Educating Communities for Parenting
Janet Rosenzweig, MS, PhD, MPA VP for Programs & Research for Prevent Child Abuse America
Beth Wallace Smith, R.D. Registered Dietitian at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Jeanette Trella, Pharm.D Managing Director at The Poison Control Center at CHOP
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP Director of Integrated Health Care for American Psychological Association
Flaura Koplin Winston, M.D., Ph.D. Scientific Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention
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