In a press release, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Target retail stores, announced the voluntary recall of frog masks designed for children because they lack adequate ventilation and pose a significant suffocation hazard to children.
This recall affects roughly 3,400 frog masks designed for children. The recall was initiated after the CPSC noticed that the plush frog mask featured two eyeholes, but no source of ventilation for the child’s nose or mouth. This design presents a significant suffocation hazard to children. The plush green frog masks are green and yellow with red highlights and were available at Target stores nationwide between August and September of this year. They can be identified by their UPC code of 06626491474, which can be found on the label attached to the mask.
Consumers are being urged to immediately remove the mask from children and return them to any Target store for a full refund. Neither the CPSC nor Target has received any reports of injury in relation to this recall.
As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I’m relieved to learn that no children have been reported injured in relation to this defective children’s product. If you’ve been injured through the use of a defective product, contact a personal injury lawyer in your town to learn more about your rights as a consumer.
In a news statement, Insight Pharmaceuticals, in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced the voluntary recall of their Nostrilla Nasal Decongestant (oxymetazoline) spray due to the potential for bacterial contamination.
This recall affects 34,092 bottles of the nasal decongestant spray. The spray is used by consumers to relieve the nasal discomfort caused by colds and other inflammatory issues. This recall was initiated after it was discovered that these bottles could potentially be contaminated with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia, which is capable of causing serious infection in consumers with compromised immune systems or chronic lung conditions. Nostrilla was available nationwide at various retail outlets and pharmacies. The spray came in half ounce, plastic bottles marked with an expiration date of May 2014. The affected units are a part of the 11G075 lot and have a UPC code of 6373673005.
The company is asking that consumer who have purchased the recalled item not use it and return it to the company for a full refund. Neither the FDA nor Insight Pharmaceuticals has received any reports of illness in relation to this recall at the time of this report.
As an Everett personal injury attorney, I’ve seen many similar recalls in the past and understand the devastating effects they can have on consumers. If you’ve been injured through the use of a defective medical product, it may be in your best interest to speak with a personal injury lawyer in your city.
In a news release, the Kroger Company, in conjunction with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced the recall of certain containers of their Private Selection Extreme Moose Tracks Ice Cream across multiple states due to a failure to declare the presence of peanuts on the product label.
This recall affects Kroger’s Private Selection Extreme Moose Tracks Ice Cream sold in 16-ounce pints. The ice cream has a “sell by” date of June 18 of next year and can be identified by the UPC code 11110 52909. Kroger removed the affected products from their stores and initiated their customer recall notification system to alert customers who may have purchased the item through register receipt tape messages and phone calls. The product is being recalled from multiple states, however, Kroger operates stores under the brands of Jay C, Food 4 Less, Owen’s, Pay Less and Scott’s, which are not affected.
Consumers that have purchased the defective product are being urged to return the product to stores for a full refund or replacement. Individuals with allergic reactions to peanuts could potentially experience serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. For consumers with no allergy to peanuts, there is no safety problem with this product.
As a Renton personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen recalls such as this in the past and know the dangers undeclared allergens pose to certain consumers. If you’ve been adversely affected by a defective food product, consult a personal injury lawyer in your city to learn more about the legal options open to you.