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Ikea Recalls 820,000 Dressers Due to High Risk for Tip Over Injuries and Fatalities

Ikea is recalling its dangerous dressers, again. This time it is a three-drawer Kullen dresser that puts small children in danger of being crushed due to the dresser's high risk for tip over. There are at least 9 known cases where a child was fatally injured after one of these dressers tipped over. Dozens of children have been injured as well.

Infant Sleepers Recalled Because of Risk of Suffocation

Graco, Summer Infant, Evenflo, and Delta Children are recalling more than 165,000 infant sleepers because they pose a risk for suffocation for babies. The recall notices posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website state, "Infant fatalities have been reported with other manufacturers' inclined sleep products, after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side, or under other circumstances." Parents are advised to immediately stop using the products and to contact the companies for refunds. There have not been any reported deaths related to the newly recalled products; however, at least 73 infant deaths have been linked with the inclined infant category.

Ikea pays $46M to Family of Toddler

In 2017, 2-year-old Jozef Dudek suffocated after a 30-inch dresser from Ikea tipped over on top of him. His parents, Craig and Joleen Dudek, brought suit against Ikea and claimed Ikea was aware that the dressers "presented an unreasonable tip-over hazard and were dangerously unsafe," but continued to sell them. Ikea has agreed to pay $46 million to Jozef's parents.

Children's Homeopathic Ear and Teething Relief Products Recalled Due to Belladonna

Recently, the FDA posted a voluntary recall from Raritan Pharmaceuticals of homeopathic children's remedies containing belladonna extract. Belladonna, also known as "deadly nightshade," is a plant traditionally used in herbal remedies that can be poisonous, and even fatal, if consumed in a sufficiently large dose. The recall affects the following Raritan products: Kids Relief Homeopathic Ear Relief Oral Liquid, CVS Homeopathic Kids' Ear Relief Liquid, and CVS Homeopathic Infants' Teething Tablet.

Cheerios Recall

In early October the food manufacturer General Mills stated that they in the process of doing a voluntary recall for about 1.8 million boxes of its Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios. The recall is due to the possibility of wheat flour exposure to products labeled gluten-free. This can prove to be problematic for individuals that have a gluten intolerance, wheat allergies, or celiac disease. Krisite Foster, a company spokesperson, said, "There have been reports of illness by consumers online. Two complaints of illness have been reported directly to General Mills related to the affected products."

Bike Helmets Recalled

The cycling company, Louis Garneau Sports, has issued a recall for one of their high end helmets. Garneau announced the recall of its P-09 helmet, model number 1405362, earlier this month. The P-09 retails from $280.00 to $350.00. The helmet was originally manufactured in China in January 2014. The P-09 initially passed all safety tests performed internally by Garneau and externally by other independent laboratories. Based on these initial results, the P-90 was CPSC certified and made available for consumer use. However, the P-09 failed subsequent testing, leading Garneau to issue a recall.

Metal Pieces in Kids' Cereal - Frosted Mini-Wheats Recall

Kellogg's has issued a voluntary recall of its Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size products because these food items may contain metal fragments. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, the recall is "due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh from a faulty manufacturing part." Kellogg said the likelihood of metal in the cereal is "low" and added "we understand and apologize for your concern." Kellogg has also stated that it has not yet received any reports of injuries due to metal pieces found in its cereal.

Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewers Recalled

In a voluntary recall (along with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada), Jarden Consumer Solutions is recalling a total of 600,000 Mr. Coffee single cup brewers because of a potential burn hazard. Of the 600,000 units being recalled, 520,000 were distributed in the United States and 80,700 were distributed in Canada.

Recent Consumer Product Recalls

The Associate Press recently compiled a list of consumer product recalls for the week of August 20, 2012. This week's recall list includes millions of baby seats which are in need of repair, a line of heated pet mats which are hazardous for causing shocks, and snap bracelets. The details of this AP article can be found at: http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d44de9fd195b40229dda1e9a515065bc.

Kolcraft Recall

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., announced a voluntary recall of strollers due to fingertip amputation and laceration hazards to children and adults handling the stroller.

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