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The Dangerous Toy and Baby Product Recalls That Happened in March

More than 600,000 popular pacifiers and 40,000 high chairs were found to be defective this month.

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.

RELATED: The Dangerous Toy and Baby Product Recalls That Happened in February

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 KidsinDanger.org  and Safe Kids Worldwide who keep tabs on it all. In fact, six federal agencies have joined together to create Recalls.gov, an online hub where they “alert the American people to unsafe, hazardous or defective products.”

ALSO: The Most Dangerous Toys and Baby Products Recalled in January

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 spend your day scouring 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 SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772.

Dr. Brown’s Lovey Pacifier & Teether Holders

Hazard: The snap can detach from the ribbon, posing a choking hazard
Number Recalled: 605,000
Recall Date: March 15, 2018
Action to Take: Contact for refund or replacement
Contact: Handi-Craft, drbrownsbaby.com/recall-lovey/, 833-224-7674
Of the 600,000 Lovey pacifier and teether holders recalled, 67 have been reported to have defective snaps that pose a choking hazard ⏤ remarkably, there have been no injuries. They were sold by Handi-Craft between August 2015 to March 2018 and were available as one of eight different animals ⏤ from giraffe and zebra to reindeer and bunny. Consumers can contact the company for a full refund. Full Recall Details

Playtime Pals Pop-Up Hideaway Hut

Hazard: Fiberglass pole can break causing a laceration hazard
Number Recalled: 84,000
Recall Date: March 14, 2018
Action to Take: Contact for refund
Contact: jewettcameron.com, 800-955-2879
The issue with these colorful animal tents is that the fiberglass supporting rod easily breaks or splinters, essentially becoming a sharp dagger upon which children can cut themselves. In fact, the rod has already snapped at least 270 times and caused cuts on two kids. Eighty-four thousand tents were sold exclusively at Home Depot in one of four animals ⏤ tiger, dog, shark, and hippo ⏤ and customers can return them for a full refund or store credit. Full Recall Details

Radio Flyer eWagon

Hazard: Faulty wiring can cause the wagon’s motor to start automatically
Number Recalled: 5,000
Recall Date: March 14, 2018
Action to Take: Contact for refund
Contact: radioflyer.com, 800-621-7613
Unlike most battery-powered kids’ vehicles, which only move when you press a pedal or button, Radio Flyer’s electric wagon has been reported to take off on its own ⏤ improper wiring causes the motor to start unintentionally. The wagon in question has a removable canopy, two seats with belts, four cup holders, and model number 3912/3912A. It was sold at Toys ‘R’ Us from August 2017 through January 2018, and Radio Flyer is offering a full refund. Full Recall Details

Cat & Jack Star Studded Skinny Jeans

Hazard: Metal stars can detach, posing a laceration hazard
Number Recalled: 30,000
Recall Date: March 7, 2018
Action to Take: Contact for refund
Contact: target.com, 800-440-0680
Sold exclusively in the girls’ department at Target from September to November 2017, 30,000 pairs of these ‘super skinny jeans’ from Cat & Jack (sizes 4–18P) feature bedazzled metal stars that don’t stay on. And when detach, they become a laceration hazard. Five girls have already been cut. Full Recall Details

Graco Table2Table 6-in-1 Highchairs

Hazard: Defective rear legs can cause the chair to fall.
Number Recalled: 39,200
Recall Date: March 1, 2018
Action to Take: Contact for free repair kit
Contact: gracobaby.com, 800-345-4109
Almost 40,000 of Graco’s popular Table2Table 6-in-1 (model number 1969721) high chair ⏤ which converts from infant chair to booster seat to toddler chair and table ⏤ are being recalled due to defective rear legs. When pivoted out of position, they can lead the chair to topple. So far, the company has received 38 incidents of wobbly legs and five reports of “children falling out, resulting in minor bumps and bruises.” Sold exclusively at Walmart between October 2016 and December 2017 for around $100, the chair’s cushion is white with gold and gray polka dots. Customers can contact Graco for a free repair kit. Full Recall Details