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Author: Cathy Kelley
Fisher-Price reminds consumers of 2019 recall of Rock ‘n Play Sleepers
Fisher-Price has reannounced its 2019 recall of the Rock ‘n Play Sleepers on Monday after at least eight infant deaths occurred after the initial recall, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
“On April 12, 2019, at the time the original recall was announced, over 30 fatalities were reported to have occurred in the Rock ‘n Play Sleepers after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, or under other circumstances,” the commission said in a statement. “Since the recall, approximately 70 additional fatalities have been reported, which includes at least 8 fatalities that were reported to have occurred after the initial recall announcement.”
Continuous Medicaid Ends March 31, 2023
Individuals have been receiving Medicaid coverage continuously during the COVID-19 federal public health emergency (PHE), even if they did not complete a redetermination of eligibility when it was due, or provide DHHS with requested information. Last year, Congress passed legislation ending this continuous coverage, which is now set to end on March 31, 2023. Individuals must complete their redeterminations or respond to Department requests for information about eligibility status in order to keep their Medicaid coverage.
Similac Powder Formula Recall
“Abbott is voluntarily recalling one lot of Similac PM 60/40 (Lot # 27032K80 (can) / Lot # 27032K800 (case)) manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan. This is in addition to lots of Similac®, Alimentum® and EleCare® powder formula that were voluntarily recalled on Feb. 17. The action comes after learning of the death of an infant who tested positive for Cronobacter sakazakii and who we were informed had consumed Similac PM 60/40 from this lot. This case is under investigation, and at this time the cause of the infant’s Cronobacter sakazakii infection has not been determined. We want to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family.”
Graco Recalls Inclined Sleeper Accessory
“Inclined sleeper accessory included with the Graco Pack ‘n Play Day2Dream Playard with Bedside Sleeper, Graco Pack ‘n Play Nuzzle Nest Playard, Graco Pack ‘n Play Everest Playard and Graco Pack ‘n Play Rock ‘n Grow Playard” Click here to learn more.
Target Toddler Boots Recalled
“This recall includes the Cat & Jack “Himani” and “Jaren” toddlers’ boots in sizes 5 – 12. The boots have an elastic lace with a toggle at the top that can be tightened to keep out snow. The “Himani” boots were sold in navy and pink and the “Jaren” boots were sold in olive, black with multi-colored polka dots, pink with multi-colored polka dots, and navy with rainbows. The product’s item number is printed inside the boot shaft.” Click here to learn more.
What You Need to Know About Marijuana Use and Pregnancy
“Marijuana use during pregnancy can be harmful to your baby’s health. The chemicals in marijuana (in particular, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC) pass through your system to your baby and can harm your baby’s development.”
Pot use during pregnancy linked to increased autism odds for children
“Research has shown that pot use during pregnancy may increase the risk of stillborn birth, preterm birth and low birth weight.
Now, a new study adds another danger: children whose mothers used pot while pregnant could be at greater risk for autism.”
8 Reasons for Hope: COVID-19 & Pregnancy
“Are you or is someone you know pregnant and worried about the coronavirus?
There is a lot we do not yet know about the coronavirus and pregnancy. Unfortunately, no long-term studies have been done and information is changing rapidly. But some recent reports of early cases are helping to shed light and inform pregnant women and their physicians.”
IKEA Dresser Recall
IKEA has recalled the KULLEN 3-drawer chest, certain MALM chests and dressers produced prior to June 2016, and other chests and dressers produced prior to June 2016 due to tip-over and entrapment hazards. For more information about these recalls and to see how you participate, please click here.