NEW YORK – About 17,000 bottles of vitamins sold at Walgreens are being recalled because the packaging is not child-resistant. Other consumer products being recalled this week include children's furniture and mugs.
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DETAILS: "Well at Walgreens" Multivitamin Women 50+ tablets. The white plastic bottles contain 200 multivitamin tablets. "Well at Walgreens Multivitamin Women 50+" is printed on the bottle's white and silver label. A yellow band at the top of the label states "Value Size." UPC number 3-11917-17262-0 and one of the following lot numbers 000001 (EXP 9/2016), 000002 (EXP 12/2016) or 000003 (EXP 11/2016) are printed on the back of the bottles on a white label. They were sold at Walgreens drug stores nationwide from January 2015 through March 2015.
WHY: 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
INCIDENTS: None reported.
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HOW MANY: About 17,000.
FOR MORE: Call International Vitamin Corp. at 866-927-5470 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit www.ivcinc.com and click on Safety Recall Notice at the bottom for more information.
DETAILS: Pali Design armoires, combos, dressers and hutches sold separately or in the following collections: Karla Collection, Mantova Collection, Milano Collection, Salerno Collection, Volterra Collection, Wendy Collection and West Point Collection. The recall also includes a separate bookcase/hutch available in finishes to match the collections. The furniture was sold at independent specialty stores nationwide, at Pequeno Angelito in San Juan, Puerto Rico and online from January 2006 to September 2010 for. The Karla collection was sold exclusively in Babies R Us stores. The model number, product name and manufacture date are printed on a white sticker on the back of the units and details can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Pali-Design-Recalls-Childrens-Furniture/
WHY: The plastic restraint strap used to attach armoires, combos, dressers and hutches to a wall can break and allow the unit to tip over. Falling furniture can result in a wide range of injuries to young children, from soft tissue bruising to broken bones, head injuries and death by suffocation when a child is pinned under a heavy piece of furniture.
INCIDENTS: One report of a restraint strap on a Wendy Double Dresser breaking and allowing the unit to tip over. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 18,000 in the U.S. and 2,160 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Pali Design at 866-840-4140 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, send email to email@example.com, or visit www.pali-design.com and click on "Safety Notice for more information.
DETAILS: 16-ounce white ceramic beverage mugs with metallic gold accents sold at Kirkland stores nationwide from March 2015 to May 2015. A monogram letter A, B, C, D, E, G, H, J, K, L, M, R, S or T is printed in gold on the mug. A sticker on the bottom of the mug has "UPC# 698617673962," ''SKU# 138837" and "Retail: $6.99."
WHY: If used in the microwave, the metallic mugs can spark, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: One report of a mug that began to spark while in the microwave. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 10,000.
FOR MORE: Call Tri-Vista Designs at 870-446-5126 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EET, Monday through Friday, or visit www.trivistadesigns.com click on "Recall Notice" for more information.
DETAILS: Green, apple-shaped swing chairs and brown, teardrop-shaped swing chairs sold at HomeGoods stores from March 2015 through May 2015. They hang from a chain connected to a metal stand with a circle-shaped base. The chairs are made from plastic rattan and have red cushions. The chairs measure about 42 inches in diameter and 43 inches tall with a 48 inch wide seat cushion. The stand measures about 77 inches tall.
WHY: The swing chairs can tip over, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: 11 reports of the swing chairs tipping over with consumers in them, including four reports of injuries to adults and a baby.
HOW MANY: About 250.
FOR MORE: Call HomeGoods at 800-888-0776 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit www.homegoods.com and click on Product Info/Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.