The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
(CPSC) has announced the recall of the
following products. Consumers should stop
using recalled products unless otherwise
instructed. Consumers can submit reports of
harm to CPSC’s searchable online product
safety database at www.SaferProducts.gov.
A searchable food and medical product recall
database is available at www.fda.gov/Safety/
AAP News Parent Plus
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INFORMATION FROM YOUR PEDIATRICIAN
from the American Academy of Pediatrics
AEDs can prevent young athletes from dying of sudden cardiac arrest
It strikes without warning and is the No. 1 cause of death in
This startling fact about sudden cardiac arrest has prompted several
states to pass laws that make sure schools have access to automated
external defibrillators (AEDs). Some states are even teaching students
how to use them.
Sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly
stops beating. It can cause death within minutes. It usually strikes young
athletes during competition or practice.
An AED can check a person’s heart rhythm and send a shock that will return the heart rhythm to normal.
“You need to be prepared to save a life, and these devices without a doubt can save a life,” said Alex B. Diamond,
D.O., FAAP, an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) pediatric sports medicine expert.
When the heart stops beating, acting quickly can mean the difference between life or death. For every minute that
passes, the chance of survival goes down by 10%. The AED should be located near the gymnasium or athletic field. It
should take no more than three minutes to get the AED and return to the victim, Dr. Diamond said.
“It will not shock someone who does not need it, so you do not have to worry about hurting someone by discharging
a shock when they don’t actually need it,” he said. “As soon as you open the box, a voice will automatically start talking
to you and tell you exactly what to do.”
Sudden cardiac arrest symptoms include:
• chest pain;
• lightheadedness or dizziness when exercising;
• shortness of breath that is not caused by exercise or is more than peers;
• feeling like your heart is skipping a beat; and
• passing out.
The AAP recommends that young athletes have a sports physical every year. Athletes who are concerned about their
heart health should visit their pediatrician or pediatric cardiologist.
Find information about pediatric heart conditions on HealthyChildren.org, http://bit.ly/2tH9Bzw.
— Trisha Korioth
Units: About 263,000
Hazard: Liquid and glitter can
leak out of the cases, causing skin
irritation and burns.
Description: The liquid glitter
mobile phone cases for iPhone
6, 6s and 7 contain liquid and
glitter floating in the plastic case.
View recalled products’ model
numbers, name and photos at http://bit.ly/2f8x0aB.
Sold at: Amazon, Henri Bendel, MixBin, Nord-strom Rack, Tory Burch and Victoria’s Secret stores
nationwide and online from October 2015 through
June 2017 for $15 to $65.
Remedy: Contact the company for a refund.
Contact: Call 855-215-4935 or visit https://
Magnetic dry erase boards
Units: About 1. 6 million
Hazard: The thin magnetic metal surface can separate from the product’s wooden board and cut or
Description: Recalled are
the Write Again brand dry
erase white boards sold in
four sizes with SKU numbers 152277, 136110,
152211 and 301800. Lot
through XXXXXX-1115 and SKU numbers are
printed on a label on the back of the board.
Sold exclusively at: Really Good Stuff catalogs
nationwide and online at www.reallygoodstuff.com
from March 2003 through April 2017 individually
and in sets of six for $10 to $47.
Remedy: Contact the company for a replacement.
Contact: Call 800-801-4046, email Recalls@really
goodstuff.com or visit http://www.reallygoodstuff.
Units: About 2,800
Hazard: The lithium-ion battery packs in the
self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat,
posing a risk of smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.
Description: Recalled are iRover self-balancing
scooters (hoverboards) model numbers 87645 and
87644. “iRover” is printed on the front outer casing.
The boards come in black and white.
Sold at: Fallas Stores of Los Angeles and T.J. Maxx
and Marshalls stores nationwide from December
2015 through December 2016 for $300 to $400.
Remedy: Contact the company for a replacement.
Contact: Call 888-348-6434 or visit http://bit.
Units: About 14,400
Hazard: The colored plastic tubes can break into
small pieces that infants can choke on.
Description: The Winkel Colorburst teething and
activity toy has multicolor plastic tubing inserted
into a plastic cube with rattle beads inside. Recalled
lot codes are 206880 DH, 206880 EH, 206880 HH
and 206871 EH.
Sold at: Toy stores nationwide and online at www.
manhattantoy.com and other websites from May
2015 through September 2016 for about $15.
Remedy: Return toy to the store where purchased
or contact the company for a refund.
Contact: Call 800-541-1345 or visit https://www.
Units: About 2,000
Hazard: The corner welds on the building sets can
break, which can release magnets. Magnets are a
choking hazard. If more than one magnet is swallowed they can attract each other and cause intestinal
blockages, which can be fatal.
Description: Recalled are Rainbow Dream Builder
and Rainbow Solid Builder styles of Panelcraft Rainbow magnetic building sets.
Sold at: Discount School Supply, Kaplan Early
Learning Company, Panelcraft and Tout About
Toys from November 2016 through January 2017
for $120 to $150.
Remedy: Contact the company for a prepaid shipping label to return the building sets for a replacement.
Contact: Call 888-288-7615 or visit http://bit.