April Product Recalls of the Month

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Hyland’s baby teething tablets recalled due to toxic risk – All lots of Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets sold in retail stores have been recalled after inconsistent amounts of belladonna alkaloids were found in the medicine. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) says the amounts may differ from what’s on the products’ labels, posing a serious health hazard to children due to belladonna’s unpredictable effects. “There is no known safe dose or toxic dose of belladonna in children because of the many factors that affect it,” the FDA said.

Ardent Mills recalls flour and flour products identified in CFIA investigation – The food recall warning issued on April 4, 2017 was updated on April 12, 2017 to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Ardent Mills recalled  various brands of flour and flour products due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below, with specific best before dates indicated under additional information.

Asthma inhaler recall – British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline is recalling more than a half a million asthma inhalers due to a defect.Reuters reports GSK has issued a voluntary Level II recall of Ventolin inhalers from U.S. hospitals, pharmacies, retailers and wholesalers. More than 593,000 inhalers may have a defect that causes them to administer fewer doses of medicine than indicated, according to the company.

Target Recalls Water-Absorbing Easter Toys Over Ingestion Hazard – Target has issued a recall of more than half a million water-absorbing egg toys ahead of Easter Sunday. The recall was prompted by concerns that the toys could block a child’s stomach when ingested and could only be removed via surgery. If ingested, the small toys can expand inside a child’s body and cause intestinal obstruction. Such incident can cause severe discomfort, dehydration, and vomiting and could even be life threatening.

Polaris Recalls Ranger 900 Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards – This recall involves all model year 2015 Polaris Ranger XP 900, XP 900 EPS, and CREW 900 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The recalled ROVs were sold in a variety of colors and have either three or six seats and a rear box. “Ranger” is printed on the rear box, and “900” is printed on the hood of the ROVs. All 2015 Ranger 900 models and vehicle identification numbers (VINs) are included in this recall. The VIN is printed on the frame on the driver’s side towards the rear of the vehicle.

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