Three month-old Skyler drinks formula for nourishment but her mother Tammy Tyron found more than just nutrients when she opened a can of Gentlease T Powdered Infant Formula made by Mead Johnson. Tyron says, "The company did confirm what they found in my formula batch was stainless steel, aluminum and zinc."
Mead Johnson is now recalling batch number BMJ19 found in 24 ounce cans. Fortunately, Tyron found the metal particles before giving the formula to Skyler. If an infant were to inhale the formula into the lungs, the particles could present a risk to the baby's respiratory system and throat. If you bought the defective batch, do not use. Call Mead Johnson toll free at 1-888-587-7275.
Now for a recall that concerns defective packaging. Inverness Medical Nutritionals Group is recalling iron supplements that were not packaged with child-resistant methods. Walgreens sold the supplements under the name Walgreen's Finest High Potency Iron Supplement. They sold from April 2005 through October 2005 for about $5. For a free replacement cap call 1-888-698-5032 or ( click here ) for more information.
Harvest Brand is recalling sets of tea lights because they can burn with a high flame and melt the plastic holders. Three cases of property damage have been reported. Big Lots sold the apple scented candles from July through October 2005 for $1. The candles were sold in sets of six candles per package. The tea light candles measure 1½-inches wide by ¾-inch high. Each of the candles comes in a plastic holder. Only those with item number A5023 are recalled. Return to Big Lots for a refund. For more information call 1-866-244-5687 or ( click here ).
Mainstays is recalling rocking chairs sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide. Poor construction can cause the chair to tip over during use. Wal-Mart has received 45 injury reports. The recall involves three models of rocking chairs, the MainStays Love Seat Rocker (model it-13380) and the Mainstays porch rocker (model it-13379 and it-13270). The love seat rocker is wooden, white and seats two persons. The back support frame and the seat are made of slats. The wooden porch rocker is sold in white and “natural” (light brown) color and seats only one person. The love seat rockers were sold from May 2004 through September 2005 for about $100. The porch rockers were sold from April 2004 through March 2006 for about $50. For more information call 1-800- 925-627 or ( click here ).
March Recall Round-Up: Part 2