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FDA WARNINGS: PREMATURE INFANT DEATHS LINKED TO SIMPLYTHICK --STOP USING IMMEDIATELY

Product sold nationwide as thickener to mix with formula, breast milk


May 21, 2011 (Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is warning parents and caregivers to not feed SimplyThick to premature infants younger than 37 weeks. The product, a thickening agent for swallowing disorders, has been found to cause necrotizing enterocolitis, a life-threatening condition characterized by inflammation and death of intestinal tissue. At least two infants have died as a result, the FDA reports.

Parents, caregivers and health care providers should immediately stop administering the product to premature infants.

STROLLERS RECALLED DUE TO FINGER INJURIES AND AMPUTATIONS

May 19, 2011 (Washington D.C.) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of one million Maclaren Strollers sold before November 2009 due to fintertip lacerations and amputations.

Consumers who have not yet obtained the repair should do so immediately. The stroller's hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller.

THE BOTTOM LINE: EL CAJON COMPANY HAPPY HEINYS TO HELP SET EARTH-FRIENDLY WORLD RECORD FOR CLOTH DIAPERS APRIL 23

 

April 21, 2011 (El Cajon)—On Earth Day, MLB Industries Inc, the San Diego-based manufacturer of Happy Heinys reusable diapers, will host one of over 400 sites at 32 countries worldwide where cloth diaper enthusiasts will gather and seek to add cloth diapers to the Guinness Book of World Records. The company aims to help set a world record for most disposable diapers changed out for cloth at its Happy Heinys manufacturing facility, along with its natural parenting store, Baby Frenzy, on Saturday, April 23 from 8:30- 9:15a.m. at 1529 N Cuyamaca St in El Cajon.

 

Every five minute,3,000 throwaway diapers will be sent to San Diego landfills.

DEATHS, INJURIES PROMPT NEW FEDERAL STANDARDS FOR TODDLER BEDS

 

April 15, 2011 (Washington D.C.) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) unanimously approved (5-0) a new mandatory standard to improve the safety of toddler beds.

 

CPSC is aware of 122 incidents from 2005 through 2010, including four deaths and 43 injuries associated with toddler beds. Cribs that convert into toddler beds also must comply with the new federal standard for toddler beds. The new federal standard requires the following:

12 INFANT DEATHS PROMPT WARNINGS FROM FEDERAL REUGLATORS: DON’T USE SLEEP POSITIONERS

September 29, 2010 (Washington D.C.) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today warned consumers to stop using all infant sleep positioners.

14 INFANT DEATHS PROMPT CONSUMER WARNING ABUT SLING CARRIERS FOR BABIES

 

TWINS, PREEMIES, YOUNG BABIES & INFANTS WITH COLDS MOST AT RISK

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is advising parents and caregivers to be cautious when using infant slings for babies younger than four months of age. In researching incident reports from the past 20 years, CPSC identified and is investigating at least 14 deaths associated with sling-style infant carriers, including three in 2009. Twelve of the deaths involved babies younger than four months of age.

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