US Consumer Product Safety Commission – Recent Child-Related Product Recalls
Child-related product recalls and safety news from CPSC
Toy Keys with Remote Recalled by Battat Due to Choking Hazard
The metal toy keys and the plastic key ring can break, posing a choking hazard.
Bravo Sports Recalls Disney-Branded Pogo Sticks Due to Fall and Laceration Hazards
The bottom rubber tip attached to the pogo stick frame can wear out prematurely, posing a fall hazard to consumers. Also, the end caps on the handlebars can come off, exposing sharp edges. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers.
Strollers Recalled by phil&teds USA Due to Risk of Injury from Brake Failure
The brake mechanism on the strollers can fail, posing an injury hazard.
Fisher-Price Recalls to Repair Little People Builders’ Load ‘n Go Wagons due to Laceration Hazard
The back of the wagon’s plastic handle has molded-in reinforcement. This design adds stiffness and facilitates children gripping the handle. The handle poses a laceration hazard if a child falls on it.
Prime-Line Products Recalls Child Bathtub Non-Slip Pads Due To Fall Hazard
Some pads do not stick to the bathtub surface, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Child Safety Latches and Outlet Covers Recalled by Prime-Line; Screw Breaks Can Allow Unintended Access
The screws on the safety latches and outlet covers can loosen and/or break. When this happens, young children can gain access to electrical outlets and other potentially hazardous items.
Target Recalls Children’s Task Lamps Due to Laceration and Fire Hazards
Lamps can overheat, causing the adhesive inside the lamp socket to melt and migrate into the bulb area of the socket. The cooled glue can adhere to the light bulb base and make the bulb difficult to remove which can result in a broken light bulb, posing a risk of laceration to consumers. Melted flammable glue that migrates onto the electrical components of the lamp poses a risk of fire.
Mini Stars Building Sets Recalled by Edushape Due to Choking Hazard
Plastic knobs can break from the center of the stars, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Children’s Sleepwear Recalled by Sage Creek Organics Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard
The garments fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear posing a risk of burn injury to children. The garments are being recalled because they do not meet the tight-fitting sizing requirements.
Cost Plus Inc. Recalls Wooden Animal Drum Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
The paint used on the drum is in excess of the maximum allowable level of 90 ppm, a violation of the federal lead paint standard.
Swing Sets Recalled by Adventure Playsets due to Fall Hazard
The wood in the posts of the fort sections on the swing sets can weaken due to rotting, posing a fall hazard.
Rugby Children’s Pain & Fever Concentrated Drops Recalled Due To Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement
This over the counter medicine contains acetaminophen which calls for child-resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. Although the original bottle has child-resistant packaging, a separate dropper unit provided for dispensing the drug to children does not. When in use, a child can access the medicine, posing serious health problems or death if more than the recommended dosage is consumed.
GAMMA Sports Recalls Children’s Tennis Racquets Due to Risk of Lead Exposure
The orange grip tape on the tennis racket’s handle contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Target Recalls Infant Girls Sandals Due to Choking Hazard
The decorative plastic flowers can detach, posing a choking hazard.
Britax Recalls B-Nimble Strollers Due to Risk of Brake Failure
An audible click heard when the brake pedal is pressed can give a false impression that the brake is fully engaged when it is not. When the brake is not engaged, the stroller can move unexpectedly posing a risk of injury to the child occupant.