Recall Round-Up: December 7, 2018

Recall Round Up

Recall Round-Up: December 7, 2018

Welcome to our series Recall Round-Up where we scour the internet to bring you the latest information on product and automotive recalls in the United States.

This week we provide details on recalls for infant ibuprofen, IKEA, ThermCare Heatwraps and an investigation into GM.

  • Infant Ibuprofen

    Three lots of infant ibuprofen were recalled this week. Brands sold by Family Dollar, CVS and Walmart all may contain higher concentrations of the medicine than intended.  All have expiration dates of August 2019. No injuries have been reported. However, you should monitor your infant for signs of nausea, vomiting, upper abdominal or gastrointestinal pain, diarrhea, ringing in ears or headaches. Consumers are instructed to immediately discontinue use and return to place of purchase for a refund.

  • IKEA GLIVARP Dining Tables

    IKEA announced a voluntary recall of one of their glass extendable dining tables. Sold under the name GLIVARP, the glass extension leave can suddenly fall and increase the risk of injury. Approximately 8,200 were sold from February 2017-October 2018. IKEA asks consumers to return the item to any IKEA location for a full refund or replacement table.

  • ThermaCare HeatWraps

    Pfizer Consumer Healthcare announced a recall of their ThermaCare HeatWrap products due to a burn hazard. The heat wraps can leak ingredients which could cause skin injuries such as burns and blisters. The six lots included in the recall are the ‘Muscle Pain Therapy’ 3+1 count carton, ‘Muscle Pain Therapy’ 3 count carton, ‘Menstrual Pain Therapy’ 3+1 count carton, ‘Menstrual Pain Therapy’ 3 count carton, and an 11 count bundle packages that include Muscle Pain Therapy , Menstrual Pain Therapy, and Join Pain Therapy Heatwraps. Consumers can return the items at the place of purchase for a refund or contact the Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Line at 1-800-323-3383.

 


NHTSA Investigates GM

NHTSA announced recently they are investigating the braking ability of over 2.7 million GM trucks and SUVs. NHTSA received over 111 complaints surrounding the potential defect.  They believe the problem may lie in the brake-assist vacuum pump, which may deteriorate over time and reduce the vehicles ability to stop at a reasonable distance. Reducing the stopping distance increases the likelihood of a crash. The vehicles are 2015-2016 model years for the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra 1500, Yukon and Yukon XL.

 

If you’ve been injured as a result of a recalled product, please contact us today. We also encourage anyone to visit the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration websites to file formal complaints about potential safety hazards.

 

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