The Dangerous Toy and Baby Product Recalls That Happened in February

Including nearly 300,000 infant body suits recalled because the snaps pose a choking hazard.

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On average, more than 100 kids toys and baby products are recalled each year due to defect. And even though most recalls are voluntary, companies are rarely inclined to shout their foibles from the mountaintop. As a result, few parents ever hear about them. In fact, only 30 percent of recalled products ever make their way back to the manufacturer. Instead, they are handed down to other new parents, find their way into consignment shops, or end up on Goodwill shelves where they can potentially harm other children.

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Fortunately, there are multiple government agencies ⏤ most importantly the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which has jurisdiction over more than 15,000 kinds of consumer products ⏤ and watchdog groups like  and Safe Kids Worldwide who keep tabs on it all. In fact, six federal agencies have joined together to create, an online hub where they “alert the American people to unsafe, hazardous or defective products.”

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We also like to keep you updated on the latest defective toys, baby and parenting gear, and kid products, so that you don’t have to take time out of your day to scour government websites. We include the product, the defect, and the course of action you should take if you own the product. Although in all cases, the first action is always to get the dangerous toy away from your child. That said, here are all of last month’s recalls.

Note: If you have a problem with a dangerous product or a product-related injury, you should report it to or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772.

PL Sleep Children’s Nightgowns

Hazard: Fails to meet Federal flammability standards
Number Recalled: 1,480
Recall Date: February 28, 2018
Action to Take: Contact for refund
Contact:, 877-748-6698
Sold in Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue stores (as well as online) between October 2017 through February 2018, this grey/white long-sleeve polyester nightgown with snowflakes and red scarf is flammable. Simple as that. Fortunately, fewer than 1,500 were sold in sizes 2 through 7 and customers can return them for a full refund. Full Recall Details

B.O.B Jogging Strollers

Hazard: Front wheel can detach causing injury to child and adult operator
Number Recalled: Could affect up to 493,000 strollers
Recall Date: No official recall issued; Lawsuit announced February 16, 2018
Action to Take: Contact Britax with questions or concerns
Contact:, 888-427-4829
Britax and the Consumer Product Safety Commission disagree about the cause of front-wheel detachments on 17 models of B.O.B. Jogging Strollers. Since 2012, 97 children and adults have been injured when improperly secured wheels have popped off. Britax believes the cause is user error, while the CPSC cites a design flaw and has sued Britax to force a recall of 493,000 strollers. As of now, the company refuses to do so and is recommending customers re-read instructions on properly securing the front wheel. Read more about the case here.

Tea Collection Children’s Rompers

Hazard: Snaps can detach posing a choking hazard
Number Recalled: 3,940
Recall Date: February 13, 2018
Action to Take: Contact for refund
Contact:, 866-374-8747
The snaps near the collar on five pairs (out of almost 4,000 sold) of these rompers have reportedly detached and while nobody’s been hurt, they obviously pose a choking hazard. Two styles are included in the recall ⏤ the Vermillion Painted OPP Floral (7F32500) and the Shocking Fuchsia Rose (7F32504) ⏤ and customers can contact San Francisco-based Tea Living to get their money back. Full Recall Details

Hunter Douglas Luminette Privacy Sheer Blinds

Hazard: The cord poses a strangulation hazard to children
Number Recalled: 610
Recall Date: February 1, 2018
Action to Take: Contact for free repair kit
Contact: , 800-997-2389
Not necessarily a toy or kids product but one that affects children nonetheless, as these privacy blinds pose a choking hazard when the cord restraints break ⏤ as they have in 11 cases (no injuries reported). The blinds in question were sold between January and March 2017, and while Hunter Douglas is contacting all known purchasers directly, customers can also reach out for a free repair kit. Full Recall Details

Alstyle Infant Bodysuits

Hazard: Snaps can detach posing a choking hazard
Number Recalled: 297,600
Recall Date: February 1, 2018
Action to Take: Contact for refund
Contact:, 877-562-1499
At almost 300,000 units, this recall is a big one. Only one case has been reported, but similar to the Tea Collection Rompers, these 100-percent cotton Alstyle infant body suits have snaps ⏤ this time at the crotch ⏤ that pop off and pose a choking hazard. The suits were sold in sizes three sizes (6M, 12M, and 18M) and four colors (black, blue, pink and white). They only costed $2.25 but all customers will receive a $10 Alstyle gift card per bodysuit. Full Recall Details

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