When the FDA considers a product on the market to be in violation of its regulations, the FDA may issue a recall to remove the product or correct the defect. Recalls, withdrawals and safety alerts may be found on the FDA’s website. Below are some recently recalled products:
Recent Product Recalls:
Single to Double Strollers Recalled
Mockingbird, LLC has recalled its single to double stroller. There have been numerous reports of stroller frames cracking and causing children to fall out of the stroller. The recall affects about 150,000 strollers sold between March 2020 and September 2022. The recalled strollers have lot numbers between 20091 and 22602. Additional information can be found here: www.hellomockingbird.com
Infant Head Shaping Pillows
The FDA recently issued a safety communication regarding infant head shaping pillows. Even though they are not approved by the FDA, these pillows are used to manage head shaping conditions such as flat head syndrome. The use of these pillows can create an unsafe sleep environment for children and increase the risk of SUID (sudden unexpected infant death), SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome, suffocation, and death. The FDA recommends that parents and caregivers stop using the pillows immediately. The FDA notice can be found here: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/safety-communications/do-not-use-infant-head-shaping-pillows-prevent-or-treat-any-medical-condition-fda-safety
Recent FDA Notifications:
In June 2021, Philips Respironics recalled certain ventilators, BiPap machines and CPAP machines because foam in the machines was breaking down. This week, the FDA provided updated information about the recall and reports of adverse events of the recalled products. The FDA reports that since the recall, the FDA has received over 90,000 reports of injury or death associated with the recalled devices.
The FDA further reports that Trilogy ventilators that have been reworked since the recall have new problems. The new foam in the Trilogy ventilators may separate from the device and cause the device to stop working as it should. Additionally, some reworked devices have been noted to have debris in them. Philips is studying the debris to determine if it is harmful.
If you think you think you have a drug, food, or product that has been recalled, contact the FDA.