Here are recent product recalls or recall notices. Details: www.cpsc.gov or other websites or phone numbers listed.
Motrin for infants
Johnson & Johnson is recalling 200,000 bottles of Motrin Infants formula due to a risk they contain tiny plastic particles.
J&J’s McNeil unit said the recall affects three lots of its popular Motrin Infants’ Drops Original Berry Flavor, which is used to lower fever and treat aches and pains in children 2 years old and younger. The com- pany warned the medicine may be contaminated with specks of PTFE, a plastic also used in Teflon coatings. The recalled Motrin was manufactured at the plant in Beerse, Belgium.
McNeil says it’s unclear if the recalled bottles actually contain the particles, which were found in a different product during the manufacturing process. The company decided to issue the recall because both products contain the same shipment of ibuprofen from a third-party supplier. Ibuprofen is a pain reliever and fever reducer.
The recalled half-ounce bottles can be identified by their lot numbers: DCB3T01, DDB4R01 and DDB4S01McNeil is asking retailers to take affected pro- ducts off the shelves. Consumers should stop using the affected medicine and call for a refund at 877-414-7709.
About 355,000 portable infrared radiant quartz electric space heaters made by Dongguan Hong-Hwa Electric Co. and imported by Optimus Enterprise. Recalled products have model numbers H-5210, produced in 2011 and H-5211, produced in 2012. The model number and year appear on a label on the back of the heater.
The heater design can fail to prevent ignition of nearby combustible materials that come in contact with the unit, posing a fire hazard to the consumer. Details: www.optimusent.com; email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chobani is issuing a recall of some of its Greek yogurt cups that were affected by mold. The recall comes after some customers reported illnesses.
The company first started asking retailers to pull the products, saying some cups were “swelling and bloating.” Chobani had previously said it wasn’t issuing a formal recall. But the FDA said that it was in talks with the company.
Chobani said that most of the affected products have already been pulled from shelves.
CEO Hamdi Ulukaya said that the problem was caused by a mold at its plant in Idaho that is commonly found in dairy environments. He said the issue has been “totally fixed.”
Child safety belts
Dorel Juvenile USA is recalling over 89,000 child safety seats because labels showing how to install them could be wrong. The recall affects some Safety 1st Complete Air LX, Safety 1st Complete Air SE, Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite and Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3-in-1 convertible models. The NHTSA says on that the rear-facing belt path installation arrows are wrong and could cause the seats to be installed incorrectly. If that happens, a child could be hurt in a crash. The seats were made from July 20, 2010 through May 18, 2011. Dorel will notify registered owners and send new labels. Call 877-675-2355; www. djgusa.com.
About 13,000 Louisville Slugger OneX Fastpitch softball bats. The bats include all OneX style bats. They were sold May 2012-Feb. 2013. The barrel can separate from the handle and strike people. Call 800-282-2287; or www.slugger.com.