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HealthNews RoundUp - 3rd Week of October 2022



CPSC Recalls



Butterfly Net Sets and Army Action Figure Playsets Are Chemically Toxic



The CPSC and Juvo Plus are recalling Butterfly Net Sets and Army Action Figure Playsets.  These toys contain toxic levels of phthalates and lead that exceed the safe federal limits.  About 22,500 butterfly net sets were sold online at,,,,,, and About 4,500 action figure playsets were sold online at,,,,,,, and  Take these butterfly net sets and action figure playsets away from your kids.  Contact Juvo Plus at 1-833-408-0493 or email the company at to arrange for refunds.  That entails registration and submission of photo proof that you’ve these toys.


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Apeks Exotec SCUBA Diving Buoyancy Compensator Devices Dangerously Malfunction



The CPSC and Aqualung are recalling Apeks Exotec SCUBA Diving Buoyancy Compensator Devices.  The dump valve on these devices sticks in the open position preventing full inflation and triggering loss of buoyancy control and with possible decompression sickness and drowning.  The affected model numbers are BT1380108ML, BT1380108XLXXL, BT1380110ML and BT1380110XLXXL.  About 330 of these devices were sold at dive stores nationwide and online at  Stop using these defective buoyancy compensator devices and return them to the point of purchase for a refund.  If you cannot access the dealer or if you require additional information, contact AQUALUNG at 1-877-379-7694 or via email at


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Birds Choice Bird Baths Contribute To Bird Burns



The CPSC and Backyard Nature Products now recall Birds Choice Hanging and Pole-Mounted Acrylic Bird Baths.  These clear acrylic bowls focus sunlight on nearby wooden surfaces causing them to overheat and ignite.  About 500 of these bird baths were sold at bird and pet supply stores, garden and nursery stores, hardware stores and other retailers nationwide and online at,,,,,, and at other websites.  Stop using these bird baths.  Contact Backyard Nature Products at 1-800-817-8833 or via email at to receive a prepaid shipping label to return the product for a refund.


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Gel Blaster Water Guns Can Ignite



The CPSC and Gel Blaster have recalled Gel Blaster SURGE 1.0 toy water guns.  These battery operated toys have lithium-ion battery packs inside their handles that can overheat. ignite, and create fire hazards.    About 62,700 of these toy guns were sold at D2 LLC in Wimberley, Texas; Hey! Joy - Toy Stores in Garden City, N.Y., Bloomington, Minn., and Orlando, Fla.; Learning Tree in Prairie Village, Kan.; Kitty Hawk stores along the East Coast and other stores nationwide and online at,,,, and  Stop using these water guns and contact Gel Blaster at 1-844-435-5387or via the email to receive a prepaid mailer to return the product and receive a full refund.


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TJX Baby Blankets Entrap and Strangle



The CPSC and TJX are recalling Mittal International Baby Blankets.  These blankets may unravel with threads becoming loose, detaching, and creating entrapment, strangulation, and choking hazards.  About 108,000 blankets were sold in the US and about 3550 were sold in Canada at HomeGoods, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores nationwide.  Stop allowing your children to use these blankets and return them to any HomeGoods, Marshalls or T.J. Maxx store for their choice of a full refund or store credit.   For more information or for an alternative return pathway, contact Marshalls at 1-888-627-7425,  T.J. Maxx at 1-800-926-6299, or HomeGoods at 1-800-888-0776.


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FDA Recalls



Philips CPAP - BiPAP Mask Magnets Could Trigger Implants



The FDA and Philips Respironics are recalling CPAP and BIPAP masks with magnetic headgear clips that hold them in place.  The affected masks are: Amara View Full Face Mask, DreamWisp Nasal Mask, DreamWear Full Face Mask, Wisp and Wisp Youth Nasal Mask, and Therapy Mask 3100 NC/SP.  These magnetic masks are a danger to those with implanted medical devices with magnetic switches that the mask magnets may accidentally switch off or on.  Those include users or the masks, anyone nearby the masks, and healthcare personnel working with patients using the masks.  The implanted devices at risk include: pacemakers, cardioverters, neurostimulators, magnetic electrodes, spinal fluid shunts, aneurysm clips, embolic coils, cranial hardware, metallic eye splinters, ocular implants, certain contact lenses, cochlear implants, bone conduction hearing aids, pumps such as the insulin pumps, nerve stimulators, and any magnetic resonance unsafe devices.  Those with these masks should speak with their medical teams about acquiring non-magnetic masks.  For additional information, contact Philips Respironics’ customer service at 1-800-345-6443.


#philips #cpap #bipap #masks #magnets #implants #recall

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Ready Meals and Safeway Chicken Salad Contain Tree Nuts



The FDA and Albertsons now announce the recall of Ready Meals Chicken Salad Quad and Chicken Salad Sandwich Club Tray products prepared at certain Albertsons and Safeway stores.  These products contain the undeclared allergen tree nuts in the form of cashews.  The affected products were prepared and sold at Albertsons and Safeway stores in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota and Wyoming.  If persons with tree nut and cashew allergies ingest these products, they could develop serious and life-threatening allergic reactions.  Do not consume these products and return to the point of purchase.  For additional information about this recall, contact Albertson’s Customer Service Center at 1-877-723-3929.


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Nestlé Toll House Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough with Fudge Filling



The FDA snd Nestlé USA are recalling Nestlé Toll House Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough with Fudge Filling.  This product has been contaminated with white plastic pieces during the manufacturing process.  These foreign bodies could cause lacerations of lining in the mouth, throat, and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract.  Affected are products that were manufactured between June and September 2022.  No other Nestlé Toll House products including Stuffed Cookie Dough and Refrigerated Cookie Dough products are impacted by this recall.  If you purchased and have Nestlé Toll House Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough with Fudge Filling at home, do not bake or consume this product.  Return it to the place of purchase for a replacement or refund.  For additional information, contact Nestlé USA at 1-800681-1676.


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Hammond’s Salted Caramel Cookies Contain Peanuts



The FDA and Hammond Candies are recalling Hammond’s Salted Caramel Cookies.  These cookies contain undeclared peanuts.  Those with allergies to peanuts could develop serious or life-threatening allergic reactions should they ingest these cookies.  The affected cookies are 5 oz. packages with an item #CK15008 with a Best By: 6/29/2023.   If you bought these cookies, return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.  If you have questions about these cookies, contact Hammond’s Candies at 1-888-226-3999.


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Abbott Infant and Toddler Ready-To-Feed Drinks May Be Spoiled



The FDA and Abbott now recall multiple 2 fluid ounce Similac and Pedialyte products.  The bottles have defective caps that fail to seal leaking to the distinct possibilities of spoilage and microorganism growth.  If children consume these products, they could develop serious gastroenteritis.  The affect brands include Similac Pro-Total ComfortTM, 360 Total Care, 360 Total Care Sensitive, Special Care 24, Stage 1, Neosure, Similac Water Sterilized, and Pedialyte Electrolyte Solution.  These products were sold in the continental USA , Puerto Rico, Barbados, Bermuda, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Croix, St. Thomas, Canada, Curacao, Panama, and Trinidad-Tobago.  If you have any of these products at home, do not feed them to your babies.  To check if your product is included in the recall, visit the website  If you have additional questions, direct them to Abbott’s Consume Relations phone lines.  The US number is 1-800-986-8540; the Puerto Rican number is 1-787-622-5454.  Though these lines, you can obtain the phone numbers for other Caribbean and South American countries.


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Da Cheng Vegan Drumsticks Contain Egg



The FDA and Da Cheng Vegetarian Food recall Da Cheng Vegan Drumsticks.  This product contains undeclared egg.  Those with egg allergies could develop serious and life-threatening reactions should they consume these drumsticks.  This affected product with an expiration date of 9/23/2023 was sold in Houston, Texas and in Orange County, South California.  If you purchased these 6.6 pound packages of vegan drumsticks, do not consume them.  Return them to the place of purchase.  If you need more information about this recall, phone the Da Cheng company at 1-626-444-4980.


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