New Product Safety Recalls: Children’s Books and GNC Iron Supplements

  1. Manhattan Toy Recalls Children’s Books Due to Choking Hazard: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Manhattan-Toy-Recalls-Childrens-Books-Due-to-Choking-Hazard
  2. Women’s Iron Complete Supplements Recalled by GNC Due to Failure to Meet Child Resistant Closure Requirement; Risk of Poisoning: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Womens-Iron-Complete-Supplements-Recalled-by-GNC-Due-to-Failure-to-Meet-Child-Resistant-Closure-Requirement-Risk-of-Poisoning

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  1. Manhattan Toy Recalls Children’s Books Due to Choking Hazard:
    Recall Date: December 19, 2018

Recall Number: 19-054


Recall Summary

Name of Product:

Children’s soft books

Hazard:

A metal grommet used to attach a fabric flap to a page in the book can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately take the recalled books away from children, stop using them and return it to the place of purchase or contact Manhattan Toy for a full refund.

Consumer Contact:

Manhattan Toy at 800-541-1345 Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. CT or online at www.manhattantoy.com and click on “Recalls” for more information.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Manhattan-Toy-Recalls-Childrens-Books-Due-to-Choking-Hazard

Recall Details

Units:
About 1,180 (in addition, about 20 were sold in Canada)

Description:
This recall involves “Find the Bear” soft fabric books with a variety of fabric flaps sewn or attached to the pages. The front cover has blue and purple horizontal stripes and a panda bear’s face sewn on. The Manhattan Toy logo is printed on a sewn-in label on the side of the book. Lot code “208150 AJ” is printed on another sewn-in label.

Incidents/Injuries:
Manhattan Toy has received one report of the metal grommet detaching from the page. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

Independent specialty retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Buybuybaby.com, Manhattantoy.com and other websites from March 2017 through July 2018 for about $18.

Importer(s):

The Manhattan Toy Company LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Distributor(s):

The Manhattan Toy Company LLC, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Manufactured In:

China

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  1. Women’s Iron Complete Supplements Recalled by GNC Due to Failure to Meet Child Resistant Closure Requirement; Risk of Poisoning: 

Recall Date: December 19, 2018

Recall Number: 19-054


Recall Summary

Name of Product:

Women’s Iron Complete Dietary Supplement (60 caplets)

Hazard:

The dietary supplement blister packaging is not child resistant, as required by federal law. If ingested by a child, these supplements could cause serious injury or death.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should keep these products out of the reach of children and contact GNC for instructions on how to obtain a refund. Consumers can return the unused product to their local GNC store for a refund.

Consumer Contact:

GNC at 888-462-2548 any time, email at customer-service@gnc-hq.com or online at www.gnc.com and click on “Recall Notice” link at the top of the page for more information.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Womens-Iron-Complete-Supplements-Recalled-by-GNC-Due-to-Failure-to-Meet-Child-Resistant-Closure-Requirement-Risk-of-Poisoning

Recall Details

Units:
About 756,000

Description:
This recall involves Women’s Iron Complete Dietary Supplement 60-count caplets. The recalled dietary supplement is in a white box with “Women’s Iron Complete” printed on the front in gray and red font. The box contains blister packets with a total of sixty caplets.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

 

Sold At:

GNC retail stores nationwide and online at www.gnc.com from September 2000 through August 2018, and online at www.drugstore.com from September 2000, through August 2016 for about $10.

Manufacturer(s):

Nutra Manufacturing, Inc., of Greenville, S.C. (a GNC Company)

Distributor(s):

General Nutrition Corp., of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Manufactured In:

United States

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