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Sam’s Club has sent out an advisory over their baby wipes.

According to an e-mail they sent out to consumers who had purchased Simply Right baby wipes, the supplier of those wipes, are warning about a possible bacterial contamination.

This affects Simply Right branded baby wipes offered for sale beginning June 30 of this year.

According to the CDC, this bacteria poses little medical risk to healthy people. However, people who have certain health problems can be affected.

Sam’s club has directed all clubs to remove the products from the shelves. They are asking anyone who purchased the wipes to stop using them and return the rest of the product to Sam’s Club for a full refund.

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Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can be trapped, but is refusing to recall seven other infant seat models, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall notice.

In the seats being recalled, the buckles may not unlatch, making it difficult to remove the child from the seat. That increases the risk of injury in a crash, fire or other emergency when a speedy exit from the vehicle is required.

Click here to read the full report.

Federal authorities are taking the makers of the Nap Nanny to court for failing to voluntarily recall its product.

At least five infant deaths and more than 70 complaints of children falling out of the Nap Nanny baby recliner have been reported to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

In an administrative complaint filed yesterday, the agency says the manufacturer isn’t doing enough to warn customers about the risks associated with the product.

The Nap Nanny is a baby recliner designed for sleep, rest, and play. The recliner includes a shaped foam pad with a fabric cover and three-point harness.

The CPSC recalled the Nap Nanny Generation One recliner in July 2010 after the first infant death was reported. At that time, 22 reports of infants hanging or falling out over the side of the Nap Nanny had been reported, even though most of the infants had been placed in the harness.

Since then, the agency says the product’s manufacturer, Baby Matters LLC of Berwyn, Pa., has failed to adequately warn customers of the product’s risks.

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New Mexico-based Sunland Inc. has expanded its recall of peanut butter and almond butter to include cashew butters, tahini and blanched and roasted peanut products. The company, which sells its nuts and nut butters to large groceries and other food distributors around the country, recalled products under multiple brand names last month after salmonella illnesses were linked to Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, one of the brands it manufactures.

In addition to Trader Joe’s, the recall over the past week has included some nut butters and nut products sold at Whole Foods Market, Target, Safeway, Fresh & Easy, Harry and David, Sprouts, Heinen’s, Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, Giant Food of Landover, Md., and several other stores. Some of those retailers used Sunland ingredients in items they prepared and packaged themselves.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there have been 30 salmonella illnesses in 19 states that can be traced to the Trader Joe’s peanut butter. No other foods have been linked to the illnesses, but Sunland recalled other products manufactured on the same equipment as the Trader Joe’s product.

Some of the brand names included in the recall are Target’s Archer Farms, Safeway’s Open Nature, Earth Balance, Fresh & Easy, Late July, Heinen’s, Joseph’s, Natural Value, Naturally More, Peanut Power Butter, Serious Food, Snaclite Power, Sprouts Farmers Market, Sprouts, Sunland and Dogsbutter.

Sunland’s recall includes 101 products, and several retailers have issued additional recalls including items made with Sunland ingredients.

Read the full story on WWL-TV by clicking here.

Peg Perego has recalled hundreds of thousands of strollers because children can become trapped and strangled between trays on them. The company said entrapment and strangulation can take place, particularly among those younger than a year old, when the child is not harnessed into the stroller. If unharnessed, children can pass through the opening between the tray and the seat bottom and the child’s neck and head can become trapped by the tray.

The model numbers are:

Pliko-P3 Stroller Model Numbers Venezia Stroller Model Numbers
IPFR28US34
IPPF28NA32
IPVA13MU09
IPFT28NA63
IPPF28NA57
IPVA13MU10
IPFT28NA64 IPPF28NA65 IPVA13US09
IPP328MU10 IPPF28NA66 IPVA13US10
IPP328MU09 IPPF28NA67 IPVA13US32
IPP328US09 IPPF28NA68 IPVA13US34
IPP328US10 IPPO28US32 IPVC13NA32
IPP329US10 IPPO28US34 IPVC13NA34
IPPA28US32 IPPO28US62
IPPA28US33 IPPO28US69
IPPA28US34 IPPO28US70
IPPD28NA34 IPPO28US71

Evenflo is recalling three models of its convertible high chairs because the chairs’ activity tray could unexpectedly detach, allowing unrestrained children to fall.

Here are the three models being recalled:

  • Dottie Lime (model number 29111259)
  • Dottie Rose (model number 29111271)
  • Marianna (model number 29111234)

You can find the model number on the lower part of one of the chair legs.

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Baby Matters LLC has recalled Nap Nanny infant recliners purchased between January 2009 and July 2010 due to potential suffocation and falling hazards. Because infants can hang over the edge of the Nap Nanny even when properly strapped into the harness, the product is safely used only on the floor and should never be placed on a table (or other elevated area) or inside a crib or playpen. Two versions of the Nap Nanny have been produced: the first generation lacks Velcro hooks to secure the fabric cover to the foam base. These hooks here added to the second generation recliner. Consumers with a first generation Nap Nanny are advised to immediately stop using the product and to contact Baby Matters. All Nap Nanny users are advised to visit www.napnanny.com to watch video demonstrations on proper use. Click here for more information and images to help determine which generation of Nap Nanny you own.

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Seven companies have recalled drop-side cribs produced between 2000 and 2009 because the movables sides can detach from the cribs, creating a falling hazard for babies. The companies involved are: Child Craft, Delta Enterprise Corp, Evenflo, Jardine Enterprises, LaJobi, Million Dollar Baby, and Simmons Juvenile Products Inc. The companies are all offering consumers free repair kits to immobilize the sliding sides. Consumers should not try to immobilize the sides through any other method. Images of each recalled crib can be found by clicking on the company names listed in this article. Read more.

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The Consumer Products and Safety Commission has issued recalls on three products for babies and young children. Consumers are advised to immediately stop using all three products. Pictures of each product can be found by clicking on the links provided.

Kiwi Industries has recalled three types of infant apparel sold nationwide because snaps on the clothes have been reported to detach and pose a choking hazard. The recalled garments are short-sleeve onesies, long-sleeve onesies, and short sleeve rompers. Read more.

Regal Lager has recalled CYBEX 2.GO infant carriers. Straps on the carriers have been reported to break potentially causing infants to fall. The carriers were sold nationwide and online. Read more.

Target has recalled two types of children’s belts sold in stores nationwide. The black and brown Cherokee boys belts and pink and white Circo girls belts contain lead paint and do not meet the federal standard for lead. Read more.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare has issued a voluntary recall of certain over-the-counter infant and children’s liquid medications due to manufacturing deficiencies, which may affect quality, purity or potency. The products include certain liquid infant and children’s Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl products. As a precautionary measure, parents and caregivers are advised not to administer these products to their children. Click here for more details.