Recall news

AP News
Posted: Jun 23, 2011 8:16 PM
Recall news

The following recalls have been announced:


DETAILS: Child strollers imported from China by Britax Child Safety Inc. of Charlotte, N.C., sold at juvenile product and mass merchandise stores nationwide and online retailers between September 2010 and June 2011 for about $200.

WHY: An audible click heard when the brake pedal is pressed can give a false impression that the brake is fully engaged. When the brake is not engaged, the stroller can move unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury to the child occupant.

INCIDENTS: Britax has received seven reports of the brake not being fully engaged. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 20,000 in the United States and 800 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Contact Britax at 888-427-4829 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at



DETAILS: Target of Minneapolis, Minn., imported girls' sandals from China and sold exclusively at Target stores and nationwide from January 2011 to May 2011 for about $10. The recalled infant girls' sandals are white with decorative plastic flowers attached to the toes and sides.

WHY: The decorative plastic flowers can detach, posing a choking hazard.

INCIDENTS: Target has received eight reports of the decorative flowers detaching from the sandals. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 51,700.

FOR MORE: Contact Target Guest Relations at 800-440-0680 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at



DETAILS: Children's pain and fever drops made by Altaire Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Aquebogue, N.Y., and distributed Rugby Laboratories Inc. of Duluth, Ga., sold at drug stores, grocery stores and other retailers nationwide between January 2009 and June 2011 for about $4.

WHY: The over-the-counter medicine contains acetaminophen, which calls for child-resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. Although the original bottle has child-resistant packaging, a separate dropper unit provided for dispensing the drug to children does not. When in use, a child can access the medicine, posing serious health problems or death if more than the recommended dosage is consumed.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 898,000

FOR MORE: Contact Altaire Pharmaceuticals at 800-258-2471 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.