Tuesday, September 20, 2016

CDC Vaccine Recommendations for the 2016-2017 Influenza Season

On Septermber 15, 2016 the Center for Disease Control released their Vaccine Recommendations for the 2016-2017 Influenza Season.

CDC recommends that everyone aged 6 months or older receive an influenza vaccine every year, by the end of October if possible. However, CDC continues to recommend that influenza vaccination efforts continue as long as influenza viruses are circulating in the community. Significant seasonal influenza virus activity can continue into May, so vaccination later in the season can still provide benefit during most seasons.

Read the CDC Recommendations

Friday, September 9, 2016

FYI: Toys ‘R’ Us Recalls Pacifier Clips Due to Choking Hazard

Toys ‘R’ Us Recalls Pacifier Clips Due to Choking Hazard;

Sold Exclusively at Babies ‘R’ Us and Toys ‘R’ Us

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Babies ‘R’ Us pacifier clips

Hazard: The pacifier clip’s spring mechanism can break and release small parts, posing a choking hazard.

Remedy: Refund
Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifier clips from babies and return the product to Babies ‘R’ Us or Toys ‘R’ Us for a refund.

Consumer Contact: Toys ‘R’ Us at 800-869-7787 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.toysrus.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 53,000

Description: This recall involves Babies ‘R’ Us pacifier clips sold in an assortment of six colors and character designs, including a red monster, blue monster, monkey, giraffe, owl with one eye closed, and an owl with both eyes open. The pacifier clips have a circular plastic cover affixed to a metal spring clip and a fabric strip with snaps at the other end. The recalled pacifier clip assortment has model number 5F6237F and “®2014 Geoffrey, LLC” engraved on the back to the plastic cover.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of pacifier clips breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Sold exclusively at: Babies ‘R’ Us  and Toys ‘R’ Us stores nationwide from February 2015 through April 2016 for about $4.
Importer/Distributor: Toys ‘R’ Us Inc., of Wayne, N.J.
Manufactured in: China