Recall Alert: Target, papaya and catheters

Target has issued a recall for about 175,000 dressers that could pose a tipping hazard. The company reports that the dressers that are not secured to the wall properly could fall over, injuring someone.

Target has received 12 reports of the dressers tipping over or collapsing, including an incident where the dresser fell on two, 3-year-olds. No injuries have been reported.

Customers are asked to immediately stop using the dressers and return them to the store for a refund.

The recall affects the Room Essentials four-drawer dressers sold in three colors.

Consumers with questions can contact the contact the company at 800-440-0680.

Meanwhile, OriGen Biomedical has issued a nationwide recall for two of its catheter products that could break apart and seriously injure the user.

The company reports that the VV28F reinforced dual lumen ECMO catheters are affected by this recall. The extension tube can be pulled apart from the hub, causing a serious injury.

The catheters were sold in Texas and 20 other states. Customers are asked to not use the catheters and return them for a refund. Consumers with questions can contact OriGen at 512-474-7278.

Finally, The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about a papaya contamination coming out of Mexico. The papayas are believed to be contaminated with salmonella.

The Maradol papayas are affected by this contamination and come in the following brands:

-- Carica de Campeche grown in Tenabo, Campeche, Mexico

-- Rancho El Ganadero grown in Colima, Mexico

-- El Zapotanito grown in La Huerta, Jalisco, Mexico

-- Carica Papaya grown in Tecomán, Costa Alegre, Tijuana and Baja California, Mexico

-- Caribeña brand papaya distributed by Grande Produce

-- Cavi brand papayas distributed by Agroson’s

-- Valery brand papayas distributed by Freshtex Produce, LLC

-- Frutas Selectas brand papayas distributed by Bravo Produce

The Centers for Disease Control has received reports of 210 cases of people getting sick that resulted in 67 hospitalizations and one death.

Symptoms of salmonella infections include a fever, diarrhea and stomach cramps among other things.

The fruit was sold in Texas and 23 other states. Either throw the fruit out or return it to the store for a refund.

Consumers with questions can contact the FDA at 888-SAFEFOOD.

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