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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued the following product recalls:
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM AND EZETIMIBE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BOTTLES
Hazard: Fails to meet child-resistant closure requirements. The prescription package is not child-resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act, posing a poisoning risk if swallowed by children. Approximately 636,000 bottles have been sold but no injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves bottles of prescription medications Losartan Potassium and Ezetimibe from Sandoz with certain lot numbers found on their website. The recalled bottles have “Sandoz,” the name of the medication, dosage, and NDC on the front of the bottle labels and the lot number and expiration date on the side of the bottle labels. The bottles have been sold at pharmacies and clinics nationwide as a prescribed medicine from July 2018 through August 2019.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately secure the medications to keep them out of the sight and reach of children and contact Sandoz for a free replacement child resistant bottle cap. Contact Sandoz at 800-525- 8747 from 8:30am to 5pm. ET Monday to Friday or online at www.us.sandoz.com and click on “Patients and Customers” then “Product Safety Notices.”
KIRKLAND’S CHESTS OF DRAWERS
Hazard: The recalled chests are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children. The dressers do not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves two chests of drawers made from MDF wood. One is mirrored with five drawers and has a black wash finish. It measures 35 inches tall and weighs about 47 pounds. The chest SKU number is 177373. The SKU number can be found on the Kirkland’s price label that is attached to the back of the furniture hanging. The Camille chest has six-drawers and a cream distressed finish. The chest measures 36 inches tall and weighs about 75 pounds. The chest SKU number is 145191. The SKU number can be found on the Kirkland’s price label that is attached to the back of the furniture hang tag. These items were sold at Kirkland’s from January 2016 through May 2019.
Remedy: Refund or repair. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chests and place them in a room away from children. Consumers can return the chests to a Kirkland’s store and receive a refund or contact Kirkland’s toll-free at 877-541-4855 9am to 5pm ET Monday through Friday or by email at email@example.com. For complete recall information, visit www.kirklands.com and click on Chest Recall under Customer Service at the bottom of the home page.
HOME MERIDIAN THREE-DRAWER CHESTS
Hazard: The recalled chests are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children. The chests do not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Mid-Century three-drawer accent chests in a brown finish (model DS- D146-002) or white finish (model DS-D146-005). The model number can be found on a label on the back of the recalled chests. The chests have three drawers with six copper-colored drawer pulls. The chests measure 32 inches high, 32 inches wide, 16 inches deep, and weigh 75 pounds. The chests were sold in furniture stores in Nebraska, Kansas and Texas, and online at wayfair.com, amazon.com, bedbathandbeyond.com, and other online retailers from March 2017 through June 2019.
Remedy: Repair or refund. Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled chest that is not properly anchored to the wall and place it in an area that children cannot access. Contact Home Meridian to receive a free tip-over restraint kit mailed to the home or a prepaid shipping label to mail in the drawer slides for a full refund. For more information, contact Home Meridian at 800-819-4796 from 8am to 5pm ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.homemeridian.com and click on “Recall Information.”
RITE AID FOLDING PATIO CHAIRS
Hazard: The chair frame can bend and causes the user to fall, posing a risk of injury. The company has received four reports of chairs bending unexpectedly, including one report of a minor bruise and one laceration injury.
Description: This recall involves two folding, metal framed patio chairs with padded seats. The chairs were sold in tan and gray. The chairs measure about 24 inches long by 22 inches wide by 37 inches high. UPC numbers can be found on the chair packaging. The chairs were sold nationwide from February 2019 through June 2019.
Remedy: Refund. Contact RiteAid at 800-748-3243 from 8am to 8pm ET Monday through Friday or 9:30am to 6pm Saturday, or online at www.riteaid.com. Click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page under Customer Care for more information.
Please contact the Office of the Attorney General Consumer Counsel, Michele Harris, at 670-237-7500 should you have any questions or concerns. You may also contact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Information Hotline at 800-638-2772 from 8am to 5pm EST to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products. (PR)