Child Safety

Note: DCA provides recall alerts for information purposes only. Please direct any complaints or questions on the specific recall news item to the listed agencies on the alert.

06.11.15: International Vitamin Recalls Walgreens Vitamins Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement
The packaging is not child-resistant and senior friendly as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The multivitamin supplement tablets inside the bottle contain iron, which can cause serious injury or death to young children if multiple tablets are ingested at once.
Learn more from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Protect your child by storing medicine and vitamins properly. Learn more from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Tags: Child Safety, Recalls

05.21.15: OXO Recalls Nest Booster Seats
This recall involves the Nest Booster Seat sold in green (model 6367200), pink (model 6367300), taupe (model 6367500) and orange (model 6367400) with a white base. A sticker affixed to the underside of the seat reads “Nest Booster Seat” with the model number and manufacture date. The manufacture date code represents the month and year in MMYY format and recalled units have the code: 0714, 0814, 0914, 1014, 1114 or 1214. The formed plastic seats are about 13 inches wide by 14 inches tall by 12 inches deep and have a grey three-point child restraint strap system. The OXO logo is embossed on the restraint system’s buckle. The stitching on the restraint straps can loosen which allows the straps to separate from the seat, posing a fall hazard to children.
Learn more from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Tags: Child Safety, Recalls

05.12.15: IKEA Recalls Pressure-Mounted Safety Gates
This recall involves the PATRULL KLÄMMA and PATRULL SMIDIG Safety Gates. These safety gates are white, made of steel and plastic, and measure about 29 inches high with an adjustable width from about 29 inches to 34 inches. The friction between the wall and the pressure-mounted safety gate is insufficient to hold the gate in its intended position, posing a fall hazard. In addition, the lower metal bar can be a tripping hazard.
Learn more from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Tags: Child Safety, Recalls

05.12.15: Schylling Recalls Police Press and Go Toy Vehicles
This recall involves the Police Press & Go toy vehicles. The white plastic toy cars have a painted dark blue hood and trunk, light blue windshield with a black eyes and mouth painted on the front of the car. There is a police head coming out of the roof of the car wearing a blue police hat with a green star on the center of the hat. The hat can detach from the policeman’s head and pose a choking hazard to young children.
Learn more from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Tags: Child Safety, Recalls

05.11.15: Baby’s Dream Recalls Cribs and Furniture
This recall involves Baby’s Dream full-size cribs, furniture and accessories sold in a vintage grey paint finish under the Brie, Braxton, Heritage, Everything Nice and Legendary collections. The vintage grey paint on the cribs, furniture, and accessories exceeds federal lead limits. If ingested, lead can cause adverse health effects.
Learn more from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Tags: Child Safety, Recalls

05.05.15: Are Your Window Coverings Safe?
Window covering cords can post a strangulation hazard for young children.
Get window covering safety information from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Tags: Child Safety

05.01.15: IKEA Expands Recall of Crib Mattresses
This recall involves IKEA SULTAN and VYSSA crib mattresses with the following model names: SULTAN BLUNDA, SULTAN DRÖMMA, SULTAN SNARKA, SULTAN SUSSA, VYSSA VACKERT, VYSSA VINKA, VYSSA SPELEVINK, VYSSA SLÖA and VYSSA SLUMMER. The crib mattresses could create a gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than allowed by federal regulations, posing an entrapment hazard to infants.
Learn more from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Tags: Child Safety, Recalls

04.24.15: Dispose Expired or Unwanted Medicine Safely
As part of spring cleaning, don't forget to check your medicine cabinet for expired or unwanted medicines. Proper disposal will keep children and teens safe from poisoning and/or misuse.
↳ Learn how to properly get rid of expired or unwanted medicines
Tags: Child Safety, Student

04.22.15: Roberta Roller Rabbit Children’s Pajama Recall Alert
This recall involves children’s pajamas from Roberta Roller Rabbit by Roberta Freyman. The children’s pajama sets fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children.
Learn more from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Tags: Child Safety, Recalls

04.22.15: J. Crew Baby Coveralls Recall Alert
This recall involves J. Crew baby coveralls in sizes newborn to 2T. The coveralls were sold in various colors and designs including prints and stripes. Snaps on the coveralls can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Learn more from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Tags: Child Safety, Recalls

04.17.15: Safeguarding Your Child's Identity
Children's credit reports are clean and that's attractive to people who want to begin their financial lives anew for any number of reasons.
↳ Read children identity theft article from the New York Times
↳ Get tips on safeguarding your child's identity from New York State Department of State Division of Consumer Protection
Tags: Child Safety, Financial

04.17.15: Health Alert: Illegal Synthetic Marijuana Sends New Yorkers to the Hospital
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued a health alert warning New Yorkers of a recent increase in the use of a synthetic cannabinoid that has sent more than 160 patients to the hospital since April 8. The dangerous drug, identified by the street names, such as “spice” and “K2” is abused by mainly teens and young adults and is known to be marketed as incense, herbal mixtures or potpourri in order to mask its true purpose.
↳ Read complete alert and get information on synthetic cannabinoid from ny.gov
↳ Learn more about synthetic marijuana including FAQs from NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
Tags: Child Safety, Student

04.16.15: Caffeine Tablets and Powder Can Be Dangerous
Symptoms of caffeine overdose can include rapid or dangerously erratic heartbeat, seizures and death.
↳ Read article from Daily Tar Heel
↳ Get advice from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Tags: Child Safety, Student

04.14.15: Baby Food Product Recall Alert
Beech-Nut Nutrition, an Amsterdam, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,920 pounds of baby food products that may be contaminated with small pieces of glass.
↳ Learn more from U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
Tags: Child Safety, Recalls

04.08.15: Children's Pajamas Recall Alert
Children's one- and two-piece Smooth Industries pajama sets are being recalled because they fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children
↳ Learn more from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Tags: Child Safety, Recalls

04.07.15: Toxic Toys
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Deputy Director of Clean & Healthy NY Bobbi Chase Wilding, MS, and Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs for the NY League of Conservation Voters’ Education Fund (“NYLCVEF”) Christopher Goeken to release the “Toxic Toys in Erie County” report recently completed by Clean & Healthy NY and the NYLCVEF. The report highlights a dozen children’s toys and products found on store shelves in Erie County and purchased in March 2015 that contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals such as mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium, and others.
↳ Read full release from Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz
↳ Read DCA press release on petition to federal government to investigate toxic chemicals in children's products (12.15.14)
↳ Get tips
Tags: Child Safety, Shopping

04.01.15: Stroller Recall Alert
Stokke Trailz strollers with the chassis and seat sold between November 2014 and December 2014 are being recalled because stroller handle can break while in use, posing a fall hazard to the infant.
↳ Learn more from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Tags: Child Safety, Recalls