Children's Hazardous Products
Health and Safety Standards for the Early Intervention Program (PDF revised 2-2023) provides guidance to agencies, individuals, and municipalities that are approved to participate in the NYSDOH Early Intervention Program for the delivery of EI services in a manner that protects the health and safety of children receiving EI services. General Standard 8.2 states that equipment, materials, and/or toys used by the provider are to be "in good condition, free of lead and are cleaned regularly and disinfected weekly."
The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issues recalls for many different kinds of products, including toys, that pose a risk for serious injury or death. Further information about recalls and product safety news can be found at Consumer Product Safety Commission. Service providers should cease using any recalled toys and remove them from the area where EI services are delivered. In addition, providers should ensure that recalled toys are not accessible to any child.
- For a full list of children's products that have been recalled, please visit the SaferProducts.gov web page.
- Child Safety Seat Recalls - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Child Restraint Recall Campaign Listing
- Health Brief: Novelty Lighters
- Report Your Unsafe Product
- About Lead in Children's Toys
To get more details about the health hazard, where the product was sold, what consumers can do, or how to return or replace the product, call CPSC's recall hotline at 1-800-638-2772.
Foodborne Illness Outbreak Prevention and Food Recalls
Foodborne Illness Outbreak Prevention: Infographics were developed using NYS Foodborne Disease Outbreak 2003-2017 Data from local health departments to provide information and education about preventing foodborne illnesses and understanding how contributing factors are identified and how outbreaks are investigated.
- Preventing Foodborne Illness Outbreaks
- Understanding Contributing Factors
- Investigating Foodborne Illness Outbreaks
Food Recalls: Food recalls are published on the following New York State and federal food regulatory agency websites.
- Food Safety Alerts - New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets
- Food Safety and Inspection Service Recalls - U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts - U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- FoodSafety.Gov - Gateway to government food safety information.
- Recalls.Gov - To provide better service in alerting the American people to unsafe, hazardous or defective products. Six federal agencies with vastly different jurisdictions have joined together to create "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls.
- US Food and Drug Administration - Recalls, market withdrawals and safety alerts.
- USDA Food and Nutrition Service - USDA/FNS USDA Foods Alert System - Email Notification for Potential Commodity Food Safety Events
- USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service - Protecting public health through food safety and defense.
- USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service - Information about recalls and public health alerts that involve meat, poultry, or processed egg products.
- NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets - Food Safety Alerts pertaining to Agriculture and Markets. Includes previous year listings.
For assistance in reporting a public health concern, or for more health and safety information, please contact the Cattaraugus County Health Department at (716) 737-8050.
*** Advisories ***
The product, WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree Pouches, is recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) until further notice.
- UPDATE/UPDATE/UPDATE -
These products are added to the recall:- Read More
The product, Toos Elite Electric Scooters, is recalled by the manufacturer Fisher Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) until further notice. The urgent warning comes after two people, including a seven-year-old, died in an apartment fire that local fire officials determine - Read More
The product, Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Troublesome Truck & Crates and Troublesome Truck & Paint, is recalled by the manufacturer Fisher Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) until further notice. - Read More
The product, "5in1 Rocker Bassinets", are recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) until further notice. The bassinets fail to meet the safety requirements of CPSC’s Infant Sleep Products Rule. - Read More
The product, Xingdetui Outdoor Kopobob Kids Multi-Purpose Helmets, is recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) until further notice. - Read More
The product, Chuckle & Roar Ultimate Water Beads Activity Kits, are recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) until further notice. The water beads pose a risk of serious injury or death if ingested. - Read More
The H&M product, "Men's Clasp Beaded Bracelets", are recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) until further notice. The clasp on the beaded bracelet contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban parameters. - Read More
The product, iCraves high chairs, are recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) until further notice. They do not comply with federal safety standards for high chairs and for infant sleep products and pose a suffocation risk, as well as entrapment and fall hazards to infants.- Read More
The product, "Philips Avent Digital Video Baby Monitors", are recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) until further notice. The rechargeable lithium-ion batteries in the Parent Unit monitors can overheat during charging, posing a risk of burns and property damage. - Read More