The Dangerous Toy and Baby Product Recalls Parents Should Know About

Clothing, a stroller, and even safety equipment are among the products recently recalled.

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 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.”

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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 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.

Carter’s 3-Piece Penguin Cardigan Set

Hazard: The cardigan’s toggle button can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children
Number Recalled: 107,200
Recall Date: May 2, 2018
Action to Take: Contact for refund
Contact: cartersrecall.com, 800-692-4674
The cardigan’s toggle button can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. There have been three reports of children putting a detached toggle button into their mouths. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported. Full Recall Details

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Hauck Nerf® Battle Racer Go-Karts

Hazard: The steering wheel on the go-kart can detach, break or crack while in use, posing a laceration and/or collision hazard to young children.
Number Recalled: about 26,300
Recall Date: May 8, 2018
Action to Take: Contact for repair
Contact: hauck-toys.com, 877-428-2545
Hauck has received 639 reports in the United States of the steering wheel detaching, breaking or cracking with one resulting in a laceration to a child’s face requiring stitches and one resulting in a minor scrape to a child’s chest. If you have this go-kart, make sure you keep your kid from using it until you contact Hauck and receive a replacement. Model number T91869 and manufacture dates between 01/2016 and 03/2017 are being recalled. Full Recall Details

Munchkin Waterpede™ Children’s Bath Toys

Hazard: The bath toy can break apart exposing small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Number Recalled: about 72,000
Recall Date: May 10, 2018
Action to Take: Contact for replacement
Contact: munchkin.com, 877-242-3134
The firm has received one report of the toy breaking apart and exposing small beads. No injuries have been reported. Full Recall Details

Tobi Babynest Crib Bumpers

Hazard: The strings on the crib bumper exceed a safe length, posing a strangulation hazard to babies.
Number Recalled: about 200
Recall Date: May 10, 2018
Action to Take: Contact for refund
Contact: info@babybay.usbabybay.us, 844-692-2292
No injuries have been reported, but Babybaby (on whose website the bumpers were sold exclusively) is reaching out to all affected customers anyways. The recall applies to the following colors: yellow, brown, green, blue, pink, white, gray with white stars, white with gray stars, gray with white polka dots, white with gray polka dots and white with blue stars. Full Recall Details

Play and Park Playground SuperMax Triple Slides

Hazard: A gap between the rails near the entrance way to the slide poses an entrapment hazard to young children.
Number Recalled: about 150
Recall Date: May 16, 2018
Action to Take: Contact Play and Park Structures to schedule a free inspection and repair to the playground slides.
Contact:
 service@playandpark.com, playandpark.com, 800-809-4181
No injuries have been reported, but Play and Park has received a report of a gap developing that did pose an entrapment hazard. Model numbers 71717, 71718, and 71732 are affected. Full Recall Details

Creatology® Pottery Wheel Kits

Hazard: Battery compartment can overheat, poising fire and burn hazards
Number Recalled: about 263,000
Recall Date: May 17, 2018
Action to Take: 
Contact: michaels.com, 800-642-4235
These pottery wheel kits were sold exclusively at Michael’s. They are blue and have the SKU 078859. The firm has received one report of overheating, and one report of a fire in the battery compartment in the pottery wheel kits. No injuries have been reported. Full Recall Details

Colorations™ Extra-Large Crayons

Hazard: The red crayons in the multi-color sets can contain glass, posing a laceration hazard to the user.
Number Recalled: about 2,200
Recall Date: May 17, 2018
Action to Take: Stop using the crayons and contact Discount School Supply for a free full replacement set.
Contact: discountschoolsupply.com, recall@discountschoolsupply.com, 800-338-4430
Discount School Supply has received two reports of red crayons with glass, but none of injuries. All of the 200-crayon sets sold by Discount School Supply are subject to this refund. Full Recall Details

My First Porsche Wooden Cars

Hazard: The wheels and axles can detach from the wooden toy car, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Number Recalled: about 1,700
Recall Date: May 22, 2018
Action to Take: Contact for refund
Contact: press.porsche.com, 800-767-7243
If you have a blue wooden Porsche car, check the lot number on the bottom with the list in the full recall details. If it matches, stop using the car immediately and contact a local authorized Porsche dealer to return the car and receive a full refund. Luckily, no injuries have been reported. Full Recall Details

Jané Muum Stroller

Hazard: The recalled strollers violate the federal Stroller and Carriage standard. An infant can pass through the opening between the stroller armrest and the seat bottom and his/her head and neck can become entrapped by the armrest, posing entrapment and strangulation hazards.
Number Recalled: about 800
Recall Date: May 24, 2018
Action to Take: Contact for repair
Contact: jane-usa.com, info@jane-usa.com, 844-200-7971
“Muum US 5399US/S85” or “S47,” “S49,” “S46” are printed on a label on the legs of the affected stroller. Jané is providing free replacement armrests that fix the issue and make the strollers safe. Full Recall Details

Lorex Video Monitors

Hazard: Batteries can overheat, swell, and expand, causing the battery cover to open or come off and expose hot batteries, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Number Recalled: about 22,000
Recall Date: June 12, 2018
Action to Take: Contact for refund
Contact: lorextechnorogy.com, 844-265-7388
Models LW2751, LW2752 and LW2962H are affected by this recall. The video monitors are black and were sold in two sizes; 7 inch wide by 5 inches tall and 9 inches wide by 6 inches tall. Lorex has received 328 reports of the monitor battery overheating and/or expanding. No injuries have been reported. If you have one of these monitors, stop using it immediately. Full Recall Details

Rollerblade Helmets

Hazard: The helmets fail to meet the federal safety standard, posing a risk of head injury.
Number Recalled: about 9,700
Recall Date: June 29, 2018
Action to Take: Contact to replace
Contact: helmet.recall@helmetsrus.net, skateinschool.com, helmetsrus.net, 877-777-9287
It’s not exactly clear why these helmets aren’t up to snuff, but you should stop using them immediately. Helmets were distributed through schools and have the model number 16, SK-501N and a manufactured date between 09/2011 and 04/2017 printed in that format on a label on the inside of the helmet. Full Recall Details

Allura Children’s Pajamas

Hazard: The children’s pajamas fail to meet the flammability standard for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
Number Recalled: about 64,000
Recall Date: July 12, 2018
Action to Take: Contact for refund
Contact: custservice1@alluraimports.comalluraimports.com, 866-254-3103
This recall involves two styles of children’s sleepwear garments. The first garment is a 100% polyester fleece pajama pant with the brand name “Sweet N Sassy” on the waist label and hang tag. The style number is located on the back of the brand label at the center waist. The second garment is a 95% polyester and 5% spandex onesie with long-sleeves, a hood and front zipper with the brand name “Delia’s Girl” at the neck label and hang tag. The recall contains pictures and style numbers of the affected garments. Full Recall Details

Confer Plastics Curve In-Pool Step Systems

Hazard: Children’s limbs can become entrapped in the side openings of the step systems, posing a drowning hazard.
Number Recalled: about 100,000
Recall Date: August 21, 2018
Action to Take: Contact for repair
Contact: conferplastics.com, 800-635-3213
Confer Plastics has received two reports of kids getting their arms trapped in the step systems, resulting in minor abrasions. The concern is that this could happen and basically trap a kid in the water, putting him or her at risk of drowning. Models CCX-AG, CCX-IG, and CCX-AD are affected, and if you own one of them you should contact Confer Plastics for a repair kit, additional panels that will prevent entrapment when installed. Full Recall Details