The Dangerous Toy and Baby Product Recalls That Happened in 2015

Every month hundreds of products get recalled and tons of them are probably being used by your kid. Here's the latest list.

by Fatherly
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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.

July Product Recalls: Strollers, Drawers, and Night Lights


Product: MALM 3- and 4-drawer chests, 2 styles of MALM 6-drawer chests, and other chests and dressersTotal Units: 7 million MALM chests and 20 million other IKEA chests and dressersReason: The nearly ubiquitous chests and dressers can tip over and fall on small children if not securely anchored to the wall. IKEA is offering a free anchoring repair kit for all affected products. More InfoA Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Oeuf Merlin Dresser ($950)


Product: 2015 CRUZ and VISTA strollers; 2015 RumbleSeatTotal Units: 71,000 in the U.S. and 8,000 in CanadaReason: Children can bite pieces of foam off the bumper bar covering, posing a choking hazard. More InfoA Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Stokke Xplory Stroller ($1,100)

DaVinci Brand Cribs (Bexco)

Product: Reagan, Emily, Jamie, and Jenny Lind cribs manufactured from May 2012 through December 2012Total Units: 11,700Reason: A metal bracket that connects the mattress support to the crib can break, creating a gap where a baby can become entrapped; the broken bracket can also cause lacerations. More InfoA Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Oeuf Rhea Crib ($670)


Product: Circo Night LightsTotal Units: 143,000Reason: The night light can melt as a result of the battery overheating; poses a fire hazard. More InfoA Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Kikkerland Moon Night Light ($8)

Kyber Outerwear

Product: Children’s Animal-themed SweatersTotal Units: 3,100Reason: The drawstring around the neck can become entangled or caught on slides, school bus doors, and other moving objects, posing a strangulation and entanglement risk. More InfoA Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: North Face Canyonland Hoodie ($75)

June Product Recalls: Baby Floats, Furniture, and Digger Toys


Product: Otteroo Inflatable Baby FloatsTotal Units: 3,000Reason: There have been reports of broken seams that cause the device to leak air and deflate, posing a potential drowning risk. More InfoA Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Intex My Baby Float ($12)

Pali Design

Product: Children’s Furniture (Milano Collection, Salerno Collection, West Point Collection, Wendy Collection, Mantova Collection, Volterra Collection, Karla Collection, Bookcase/Hutch)Total Units: 18,000 in the U.S. and 2,160 in CanadaReason: Plastic restraint straps used to attach units to the wall can break and allow furniture to tip over, potentially injuring or trapping small children. More InfoA Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Oeuf Merlin Sparrow Dresser ($950)

Northern Tool + Equipment

Product: Little Digger ToyTotal Units: 7,000Reason: The red paint on the frame contains lead in amounts that exceed federal levels. More InfoA Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Big Dig Ride-On Working Crane ($45)

Bunnies By The Bay

Product: Bud and Skipit Wheely Cute Pull ToysTotal Units: 800 in the United States and 10 in CanadaReason: Hubcaps can break off the wheels and become choking hazards for young kids. More InfoA Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Brio Pull Along Dachshund ($15)

May Product Recalls: Booster Seats, Toy Cars, and Crib Mattresses


Product: Sultan, Vyssa Crib MattressesTotal Units: 344,000Reason: The gap between the mattress and crib ends is larger than what’s allowed by federal regulation, because too big a gap can result in infants becoming trapped. More InfoA Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Naturepedic Organic Crib Mattress ($259)

Product: Patrull Klämma and Patrull Smidig Safety Gates

Total Units: 75,000Reason: A design flaw inhibits the gates from maintaining a locked position, which creates a fall hazard. Also, the lower metal bar creates a tripping hazard. More InfoA Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: KidCo Safeway Gate – G2000 ($43.73)


Product: Nest Booster SeatTotal Units: 25,000Reason: Stitching on the restraint straps can loosen, allowing the straps to separate from the seat. More InfoA Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Graco Toddler Booster ($29.66)


Product: Police Press And Go Toy VehiclesTotal Units: 15,300Reason: The policeman’s hat can detach and pose a choking hazard. More InfoA Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Wonderworld Mini Patrol Car ($20)

Baby Dream

Product: Cribs, Furniture, And Accessories With Vintage Grey PaintTotal Units: 4,600Reason: The paint contains lead in amounts that exceed federal levels. More InfoA Not-Currently-Under-Recall Alternative: Ouef Sparrow Crib ($820)

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