Child Health

Recall announced for Gourmet Black Licorice sold at Costco and Smart & Final Stores

Country Aussie Style Soft Gourmet Black Licorice - FDA

(Best Syndication News) - A recall has been announced for lot number A3057 of the Lucky Country Aussie Style Soft Gourmet Black Licorice that were sold at Costco and Smart & Final stores in California, Arizona, and Utah because they exceeded the safe lead level standards for these states. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) along with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced the recall.

The director of the CDPH and state health officer, Dr. Ron Chapman, said that the lead levels of the recalled licorice tested as high as 0.18 parts per million of lead. A serving of licorice could add up to 7.2 micrograms of lead. Children under the age of six should not have anything over 6.0 micrograms of lead each day from all sources of food.

Early Puberty and Problems of Infertility associated with Childhood Obesity

Big belly - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - An overview of childhood obesity emphasizes the potential impact it has for early puberty and infertility problems, particularly with girls. Patrick Chappell, an assistant professor of veterinary medicine at Oregon State University, is the author of the report, which was published in Frontiers in Endocrinology.

Chappell explains that nutritional conditions play a vital role in reproduction. Obesity is known to be associated with metabolic syndrome, which can affect fertility. The lack of nutrition can also cause reproduction problems.

Generally, girls are starting puberty earlier and it has accelerated.

Peg Perego Stroller recall announced - Free Repair Kit

Peg Perego Strollers being recalled - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - A voluntary recall was announced by Peg Perego USA Inc. because certain baby strollers they distributed have an entrapment and strangulation danger for the baby riding in it. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall, which involves around 223,000 baby strollers. The company is giving out a free repair kit to remedy the problem.

Two serious incidents occurred with these strollers. In 2004, a 6-month old baby boy died of strangulation from being entrapped between the tray and the seat of the stroller. In 2006, another 7-month old girl almost suffered the same fate. This prompted further investigation and the recall.

Baby Move Prune Concentrate recall announced for possible Salmonella

Wellements Baby Move brand Prune Juice Concentrate Label - FDA

(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Wellements LLC is voluntarily recalling Baby Move™ Prune Concentrate liquid supplement because one of the ingredients used to make it could have been contaminated with Salmonella. The ingredient came from another supplier. No illnesses have been reported in relationship with this recall.

The products being recalled have the lot number 12179. No other lot numbers are involved. The recalled Wellements Baby Move™ Prune Concentrate came in 4-ounce containers. The UPC code of the product is 729609019878.

Toddler Trampoline recall announced by Panline USA

Alex 786X Little Jumpers Trampoline recall announced - CPSC.gov

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall by Panline USA for around 8,000 Alex Model 786X Little Jumpers Trampolines because the handle could break and cause the child to fall. No incidents or injuries were reported to the importer of this product.

The toddler sized trampolines were sold between January and March 2012 at around $100. They were sold at independent specialty toy and retail stores.

The trampoline is designed for a toddler to use it and is relatively small. The base of the trampoline is blue with orange pads that have multi-colored circules printed on it. The legs are yellow and it has blue feet. There is a label that is sewn in underneath the trampoline by the orange pads. The label says “786X Little Jumpers Trampoline” and it has a barcode and code numbers. The following code numbers are involved in this recall: 21011-P0003070, 21011-P0003246, 25511-P0003071, 27811-P0003372, 29811-P0003373, and 34211-P0003375.

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