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Safety Council Alerts

Week of June 15, 2015

Pali Design Recalls Children's Furniture Due to Tip-Over, Impact, Suffocation Hazards.  The plastic restraint strap used to attach armoires, combos, dressers and hutches to a wall can break and allow the unit to tip over. 

Monogram Beverage Mugs Recalled by Tri-Vista Designs Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Kirklands.  If used in the microwave, the metallic mugs can spark, posing a fire hazard.  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mugs in the microwave, and return them to any Kirkland’s store for a full refund.

Walgreens Vitamins Recalled by International Vitamin 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. 

Natural Grocers® Expands Recall of Macadamia Nuts Due to Possible Health Risk.  Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc., is recalling additional lots of Natural Grocers brand Macadamia Nuts as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Cree Recalls LED T8 Lamps Due to Burn Hazard.  Electrical arcing may cause the lamp to overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard. The white lamps have a cylindrical shape and measure 48 inches long.  About 700,000 were sold in the U.S.
Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Portable Wireless Speakers Due to Fire Hazard. This recall involves all Beats Pill XL portable, wireless speakers. The battery can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

FTC Launches Identitytheft.gov.  A new resource that makes it easier for identity theft victims to report and recover from identity theft. 

FBI Releases New Version of Child ID App.  The FBI announced a reboot of its popular Child ID App, which provides parents with an easy way to electronically store their children’s pictures and vital information to have on hand in case their kids go missing.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing a 90-day solicitation for grant applications for a special Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP) for both state and local governments.  The grant program is part of CPSC’s national effort to make drowning and drain entrapment prevention a critical public safety priority. 

For more information on these recalls, additional food and product recalls, safety alerts and cyber safety information visit The National Youth and Consumer Safety Council at www.thesafetycouncil.org 


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