If you have children in your household, you'll want to pay attention to several of this week's recalls. Triaminic, Theraflu and MegaFood One Daily supplements were recalled for failure to meet child resistance standards. And Bexco Enterprises and Gemme Juvenile recalled certain dressers after reports of toddler deaths from the dressers tipping over when children climb on them or their drawers.
For these and other recalls, read on.
Novartis Consumer Healthcare recalled Triaminic syrups and Theraflu Warming Relief syrups because they fail to meet federal child-resistant closure requirements of the Poison Prevention Packaging Act for products such as these that contain acetaminophen and diphenhydramine. For more information, consumer may contact Novartis Consumer Healthcare at (866) 553-6742 or online.
MegaFood One Daily Supplement Bottles of 60, 90 and 180 tablets were also recalled by FoodState for failing to meet child-resistance standards. The supplements contain iron, which can cause damage to a child if too many tablets are ingested at once. For more information, consumers may contact FoodState d/b/a MegaFood, at (866) 234-2668; or by e-mail; or online.
Falling child dressers
Bexco Enterprises recalled 18,000 Million Dollar Baby Dressers after two reports of toddler deaths from the dressers tipping over after they climbed on them. The recalled dressers were part of the DaVinci bedroom set and include "Emily" style four-drawer dressers with model numbers M4712, M4722, M4732 and M4742 and similar "Ryan" dressers with the model M4733. They were sold at JCPenney and independent juvenile specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, BabiesRUs.com, BabyUniverse.com and other online retailers from January 2006 through June 2010.
Consumers can contact Million Dollar Baby to receive a free retrofit kit that contains a wall anchor strap, which attaches to the dresser and wall to help prevent the dresser from tipping. The kits can be ordered by visiting the firm's website and click on Safety HQ or calling (888) 673-6652.
Tip over hazards also forced Gemme Juvenile to recall Natart Chelsea Dressers sold at Furniture Kidz and other independent juvenile specialty stores and at Baby.com from January 2005 to December 2010. One two-year-old boy died of suffocation after climbing onto a lower open drawer, causing the dresser to tip over and entrapping him between the unit and the floor.
Gemme is offering free retrofit kits that contain wall anchor to help prevent the dresser from tipping. Consumers can order the kits by visiting www.chelseawallanchors.com, www.NatartJuvenile.com, emailing the firm at or calling (855) 364-2619.
In vehicle recalls
Problems with the driver's frontal airbags caused General Motors to recall 4,000 2012 Buick Verano, and Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze, and Sonic vehicles. GM will notify owners beginning on February 13, 2013, and dealers will replace the steering wheel airbag coil, free of charge. Owners may contact GM at (800) 521-7300.
Mitsubishi recalled more than 1,400 2012 i-MiEV electric vehicles manufactured from December 2, 2011 through September 7, 2012. The brake system vacuum pump may stop working which could reduce braking power and lengthen braking distance, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected vacuum pumps free of charge. Owners may contact Mitsubishi at (888) 648-7820.