Recall News – Part 2
Baby Floats With Drowning Risk
On July 1, 2015, Otteroo Corporation recalled Inflatable Baby Floats due to a drowning risk from deflations. The hazard involved states that the seam on the floatation device can leak air and deflate, posing a risk of drowning to a child. About 3,000 of these units are covered under the recall.
Description of product: The Otteroo Inflatable Baby Float is an inflatable round ring that is made up of clear and blue plastic material. It has two air chambers that fasten around the baby’s neck with a white buckle and the floats contain a chin rest, two handles, and two circular openings on the back of the ring. The openings allow the device to expand as the child grows with age. There are three colorful balls that move freely around inside the ring, and the name “Otteroo” appears imprinted on the top of the float in large, orange letters with an Otter logo.
As far as incidents and injuries are concerned, the firm has received 54 reports of broken seams on the product. Luckily, however, no injuries have been reported to date.
To remedy the situation, consumers have been urged to immediately stop using the inflatable baby floats and contact the firm to receive a free replacement. They can do so by calling Otteroo Corporation collect at (415) 236-5388 from 9 to 5 Monday through Friday. They can also contact them online at www.otteroo.com by clicking on “Safety” at the bottom of the page for further information.
Turkey Sprinkles With Health Risk
On July 2, 2015, Boulder Dog Food Company of Boulder, Colorado, voluntary recalled Turkey Sprinkles (3 oz) with a “Best By” date of 5/18/16, 5/28/16, and 5/30/16 because the product has the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella poses a risk to humans who handle the product, especially if said handler doesn’t thoroughly wash their hands after coming into contact with the product. Healthy people who have handled this product could have symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever if Salmonella has affected them. Pets with these infections may be lethargic or have diarrhea, fever, and vomiting.
The recall includes 7 bags that were distributed to one retail customer in the state of Colorado and one retail customer in the state of Virginia. The company has identified and contacted the customers but, for those who may have received these products, you should discontinue usage and return the unused product to either the retailer where it was purchased or directly to Boulder Dog Food Company.
Customers with questions may call (303) 449-2540 Monday through Friday between 8 and 5.
Chrysler Vehicles Recalled
On June 26, 2015, Chrysler recalled certain model year 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango vehicles manufactured from June 12, 2015, to June 20, 2015. The affected vehicles have rear lower control arms that may fracture. If these rear lower control arms fracture, the vehicle may have a sudden change in ride height, rear end instability or reduced braking, and may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will be available to replace any affected rear lower control arms free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 10, 2015.
Owners are able to contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Furthermore, owners are advised to not drive their vehicle until it has been inspected at the owner’s location and vehicles will also be towed to dealers for repairs as necessary.