There’s a slew of new recalls to share today.
About 34,000 Bathtub Subs have been voluntarily recalled by Munchkin Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The intake valve on the bottom of the submarine bath toy can suck up loose skin, posing a laceration hazard to children. The CPSC and Munchkin are aware of 19 incidents of lacerations to boys' genital area, one of which required medical attention. Read more about this recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with JAKKS Pacific®, is reannouncing the recall of 516,000 Spa Factory™ Aromatherapy Fountain & Bath Benefits Kits. Consumers should immediately take the toy's jars and caps away from children and dispose of any jar lids without vent holes (only use jars that have lids with vent holes). This children's product was originally recalled in January 2009. Since that time, there have been additional injuries caused by the kits. Pressure from the buildup of carbon dioxide in the jars of Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies that come with the kits can cause the unvented lids to blow off, posing explosion and projectile hazards. Additionally, the mixture of water with the Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies can create citric acid. This acid can get into consumers' eyes when the jars explode, posing risk of eye irritation. Read more about this recall.
Pictsweet Company announced a voluntary recall of certain codes of store brand products containing frozen green peas after the company learned that some of the packages may contain – eek -- glass fragments. The frozen vegetables were sold at Kroger and Walmart. Read more about this recall.