Recall Alert: Easter toys, garbage disposals and teething tablets
Target has issued a recall for 560,000 water absorbing toys that kids could swallow. The company reports that if the toy is ingested, it can expand inside the child’s body and surgery could be required to remove the toy.
Target warns parents and doctors that the toys might not show up in x-rays.
The following toys are part of this recall:
-- Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs
-- Easter Grow Toys
-- Hatch Your Own Dino
There have been no injuries reported but customers are asked to immediately take the toys away from their children and return them to the store for a refund.
The toys were sold at Target stores nationwide for about $1. Customers with questions can contact Target at 800-440-0680.
Meanwhile, Anaheim Manufacturing has issued a recall for 146,000 garbage disposals that could pose an injury hazard.
The company reports that a metal component in the disposals could break off and shoot out toward the user. The company has received 22 reports of this happening but no reports of injuries.
Ten brands are affected by this recall. They include popular brands like Kenmore and Barracuda. A full list of the recalled garbage disposals can be found here.
The disposals were sold in retail stores and online nationwide for between $80 and $450.
Customers are asked to immediately stop using the disposal and contact the manufacturer for a free replacement that will be installed at no cost to the customer. Consumers with questions can contact Anaheim Manufacturing at 800-628-0797.
Finally, Standard Homeopathic Co. has issued a recall for its Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets due to mislabeling.
The Food and Drug Administration says the ingredient belladonna alkaloid can be deadly for children.
The teething tablets have been linked to 10 deaths, according to the FDA, and 400 reports of children experiencing symptoms like seizures and vomiting.
The agency recently sent a statement to the company saying, “There is no known safe dose or toxic dose of belladonna in children because of the many factors that affect it.”
The company stopped shipping the medicine nationwide last October but says some products might still be on store shelves or in people’s homes.
It’s asking parents to throw the medicine out.
Consumers with questions should contact Standard Homeopathic Co. at 800-991-3376.