It’s important to hold consumer products to high safety standards to protect the public, and that’s doubly true for products that are meant for young children and infants. Unfortunately, some dangerous products can sometimes make it to market and cause real damage.
That appears to be the case with infant rocker products made by Fisher-Price. The company announced that it is recalling 175,000 of its 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders following the deaths of four infants in three states. The infants were reportedly placed on their backs in the Rock ‘n Glide Soother product without restraints, and they were found later on their stomachs after suffocating.
The two products were sold at juvenile product stores and mass merchandisers across the U.S. and online going back as far as 2014. Consumers who own one of the affected products are being advised to stop using them immediately and to contact Fisher-Price for a full refund.
Four dog food brands recalled over salmonella concerns
Sunshine Mills, Inc. is recalling four of its pet food products because they may have been contaminated with salmonella. The products include various sizes and lots of Sportsman’s Pride Professional Formula 30/20 Dog Food, Sprout Sporting Dog Food, Intimidator Chicken & Rice Formula Dog Food 30/20, and FRM Gold Select High Performance Dog Food.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notes that salmonella in pet food can be dangerous to both the pets who consume it and to humans who prepare it, especially if they do not thoroughly wash their hands and any touched surfaces after handling it. Salmonella contamination can lead to serious symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. In rare cases, it can lead to more serious conditions like arterial infections, endocarditis, and urinary tract symptoms, among others.
Consumers who have purchased one of the recalled products are being asked to stop feeding it to their pets and to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Tesla seat and brake issues lead to Model 3 and Model Y recalls
Tesla issued several recalls over the last week because of separate issues with some vehicles’ seats and brakes.
In one recall covering over 5,500 Model 3 and Model Y cars, the automaker said there was a problem with the fasteners that secure the front seat shoulder belt to the b-pillar. Another recall affecting 2,000+ Model Y vehicles addressed an issue with the second-row seat belt retractors not being properly attached.
Finally, Tesla said that just under 6,000 of its Model 3 and Model Y vehicles also had loose brake caliper bolts that could result in a loss of tire pressure. Consumers who have questions about that problem can call the company’s customer service line at 1-8777-798-3752 and reference recall number SB-21-33-002 for more information.
Smoked fish recalled because of listeria contamination
Brooklyn-based Banner Smoked Fish, Inc. is recalling all of its smoked fish products because they may have been contaminated with listeria bacteria after being processed in unsanitary conditions. The discovery is serious because listeria can sometimes lead to fatal infections in young children and those with compromised immune systems.
The smoked fish products were distributed online in 17 states. In total, the recall affects 42 products that are listed on the FDA’s site here. Consumers who purchased one of the products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.