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Recall Roundup: January 23, 2017

Sophie the Giraffe’s Mold Concerns

For the past 55 years Sophie the Giraffe, a toy made for babies and young children, has been manufactured in France. The popular teething toy has garnered national headlines in 2017 for all the wrong reasons after a mother cut one open and found mold. Despite the company’s claims that the incident is a one-off, parents are cutting open their children’s toy Giraffes all around the globe.  Sophie the Giraffe USA, the American division of the company, released a statement that said the pictures of mold are “an isolated issue, probably due to improper storage and improper care of the product.” The toy’s manufacturer pointed to specific care instructions distributed with each toy on how to prevent damage to the 100 percent natural rubber giraffe, including cleaning techniques that avoids getting water inside. But a small hole in the bottom of the giraffe can cause water to find its way in and has many parents calling for action.

To contact Sophie the Giraffe USA: customercare@sophiethegiraffe-usa.com

Boosted Lithium-ion powered Skateboard Recall

Around 3,300 Dual+ electric skateboards have been recalled by Boosted Inc. over concerns that the Lithium-ion battery can over heat and go up in flames. The defective battery packs were manufactured in China and imported by Boosted Inc. in California. The $1,500 powered skateboards were sold online at boostedboardsbetween September 2016 and November 2016. No injuries reported.

To contact Boosted Inc. call: (844) 395-0070 for recall Instructions.


Michael’s Salt Rock Lamps Recalled

About 80,000 Salt Rock Lamps were recalled by Michael’s because the dimmer switch and the plug can both reportedly overheat. And according the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission the lamp can “ignite, posing shock and fire hazards.” Three models of the Lumière brand are affected under the recall; Rock of Gibraltar Lamp, Carnival of Lights, and Basket of Rocks. The defective lamps, manufactured in Pakistan, were imported by SporTex US in New York before being sold in Michael’s stores nationwide from July 2016 to November 2016. The $15 to $30 lamps can be returned to any Michael’s store for a full refund. No injuries reported.

To contact Michael’s call: (800) 642-4235    

Recall notice: http://www.michaels.com/static/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-MichaelsUS-Library/default/dw443fd955/docs/recall/Recall-Sign-Salt-Lamps-20170110.pdf


The Honest Company’s Organic Baby Powder Recall

The Honest Company, founded by Jessica Alba and Christopher Gavigan in 2011, has recalled “all lots of Organic Baby Powder.” According to an announcement on the company’s website the powder, sold in 4 ounce containers, has been recalled “due to possible contamination with microorganisms.” This contamination can reportedly irritate the skin and cause potential eye infections. The Universal Product Number (UPC) printed on the recalled units is #817810014529.

“Under the guidance of the FDA, we’ve decided to voluntarily recall this product out of an abundance of caution,” said Gavigan. The company is offering a full refund.

To contact The Honest Company call: (888) 688-8653

Or email: support@thehonestcompany.com