Child Health

Infant Tylenol Recall for Consumer Problems using New Dosing System

Infant Tylenol Recall - FDA

(Best Syndication News) - McNeil Consumer Healthcare recalled around 574,000 bottles of 1 ounce sized grape flavored Infant Tylenol Oral Suspension medicine because of consumer complaints using the product’s “SimpleMeasure” dosing system. Seven lots of the over-the-counter product are involved in the recall and were distributed nationwide.

A protective flow restrictor could become pushed in when the syringe is inserted into the measuring system.

The company is recommending that consumers who have a flow restrictor that is pushed into the bottle to stop using it. If the flow restrictor is working fine Tylenol has prepared instructions on how to properly use the dosing system.

USDA announce New Standards for School Meal Programs

Broccoli and Strawberry - credit National Cancer Institute Renee Comet (photographer) - PD

(Best Syndication News) - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new healthier standards for school meals, including lunch and breakfast. The changes have been finalized, and schools will begin to be implementing the new food rules next school year. It has been 15 years since the USDA changed their standards for school meals.

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which was signed into law by President Obama, is what employed the USDA to set new nutritional requirements for the school meal programs. The new standards require that students be offered vegetables and fruits every day. The meals must increase the amount of whole grain food being offered. Milk will only be allowed in fat-free or low-fat options. Calorie restrictions will be required and will be based on the age group. Saturated fat, Trans-fats, and sodium amounts need to be reduced.

Study finds 1 in 10 Canadians cannot afford Prescription Medication

Pills - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - A study from the University of British Columbia along with the University of Toronto suggested that around 1 in 10 Canadians could not afford their prescription medications. Approximately 9.6 percent of Canadians were not getting their prescription filled, not getting it refilled, or even skipping dosages because of the cost.

The researchers reviewed data from 5,732 respondents to a Statistics Canada’s Canadian Community Health Survey to determine the magnitude of the problem of affording prescription medication in country.

IKEA High Chair Recall –Repair needed for Seat Buckle Restraint

IKEA high chair recall seat buckle repair needed - CPSC.gov

(Best Syndication News) - Approximately 169,000 IKEA high chairs sold in the US and Canada are involved in a voluntary safety recall to get a free repair for a defective seat restraint buckle that could come undone without warning. If the infant is not strapped in, the child could fall out of the high chair cautions the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada in a recall announcement today.

IKEA received eight reports of seat restraints unbuckling, with three children sustaining mild injuries after falling out of the high chair.

The ANTILOP High Chairs were imported by IKEA North America Services LLC., and were sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide between August 2006 through January 2010 at a retail price of about $20. The majority of the high chairs were sold in the US.

SoCal McDonald’s to give Free Apple Slices to Kids this Halloween

Apple Dippers - McDonalds

(Best Syndication News) - McDonald’s in Southern California will be giving out a free bag of apple slices to kids under 12 who dress up for Halloween between 4 – 7 pm. The free apples are available at participating restaurants in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura, and San Bernardino counties.

McDonald’s restaurants are giving out the apples to help promote their healthier kid's menu options. In September, California McDonald’s restaurants changed their Happy Meals to include a side of Apple Slices along with a smaller portion of French Fries. The Happy Meals come with the apples and the smaller fries automatically. Customers can request two bags of apples instead of the French Fries. The Happy Meal also offers a choice of 1% milk and fat-free chocolate milk, in addition to the usual options.

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