Hazards prompt recall of children’s jewelry, baby monitors

Photos: CPSC

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Two different types of children’s jewelry were the subject of recalls this week, along with baby monitors, hot dogs, and corn dogs.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there’s a clear coating on the jewelry that contains high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by children.

Things Remembered is recalling 6,700 silver heart bracelets and more than 3,000 sweet charm necklaces because they violate the lead standard.

If either item is in your child’s jewelry box, you should take them away immediately and contact Things Remembered at 866-902-4438 during standard business hours for a full refund.

Approximately 34,000 Lorex Care ‘N’ Share video baby monitors have been recalled because the batteries can overheat and expand. This exposes the hot batteries and poses a burn risk for children.

Photo: CPSC
Photo: CPSC

The manufacturer has received 488 reports of the batteries overheating, 140 of which involved the swelling of the battery pack, causing its plastic casing to come off. No injuries have been reported.

The monitors were sold nationwide from May 2013 through April 2016 at stores such as Babies ‘R’ Us, Best Buy, Target, Home Depot, and Walmart.

The recalled products feature model numbers WL3520 and WL3401. Consumers should stop using the baby monitors and contact Lorex at 844-265-7388 for a full refund.

Photo: CPSC
Photo: CPSC

More than 372,000 pounds of hot dogs and corn dogs were also recalled over Listeria concerns.

AP Photo
AP Photo

The recalled items include Bar-S bun-length and classic franks made with chicken and pork, Bar-S classic corn dogs and Signature Pick 5 corn dogs. They were made between July 10 and 13.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

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