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10 Dangerous Recalled Children's Products

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Mom buyer beware! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission releases its list of most dangerous recalls.

When hunting for bargains, many moms are turning to buying used. That's why the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released their list of most dangerous recently recalled children's products in their "Resale Round-Up" campaign.

Be warned: reselling recalled products is a violation of federal law.


10 Dangerous Recalled Children's Products

Simplicity Bassinets

The flap on the front of Simplicity Bassinets (including Graco or Winnie the Pooh motif) can come loose, allowing an infant to slip out and get trapped and suffocate. Blamed in at least three deaths. Recalled in 2008.

Magnetix Magnetic Building Sets

Tiny magnets in the Magnetix Magnetic Building Sets can come loose and be swallowed. When more than one is swallowed, the magnets attract each other and can cause serious intestinal problems. Blamed for one death and 27 serious injuries. Recalled in 2006 and 2007.

Easy-Bake Ovens

Children can reach their hands into the front of Easy-Bake Ovens, where they can become entrapped and burned. Hundreds of incidents were reported, including 77 children suffering burns. Recalled in 2007.

Polly Pocket Dolls

Polly Pocket Dolls with Magnets contain magnets that can come loose and be swallowed. Blamed for three serious injuries. Recalled in 2007.

Simplicity Drop-Side Cribs

Simplicity Drop-Side Cribs have a drop side that can detach, creating a gap that can entrap an infant. Blamed in at least 10 deaths. Recalled in 2007, 2008, and 2009.

Hill Sportswear

Hill Sportswear hooded drawstring sweatshirts have drawstrings in the hood that can cause strangulation. Blamed in one death. Recalled in 2009.

Evenflo Envision High Chairs

Fasteners that hold Evenflo Envision High Chairs together can come loose, causing the seat to detach or recline unexpectedly. Blamed for more than 50 injuries in over 320 incidents. Recalled in 2009.

Baby Trend Home and Roam

Baby Trend Home and Roam and Baby Express Portable Cribs and Play Yards can collapse and entrap an infant. Blamed in one death. Recalled in 1995, and again in 2001 and 2003.

Playskool Travel-Lite Play Yards

Playskool Travel-Lite Play Yards can collapse and entrap an infant. Blamed for three deaths. Recalled in 1993.

Evenflo Happy Camper Play Yards

Evenflo Happy Camper Play Yards can collapse and entrap an infant. Blamed in three deaths. Recalled in 1997.


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2 comments so far | Post a comment now
PlumbLucky August 11, 2009, 2:38 PM

The Simplicity recall really irritates me. Target will not do a thing, even with the receipt and the recall paperwork printout, because we purchased ours more than 90 days ago, even though our model/code was only added in the most recent recall notice. Simplicity “appears to longer be holding day-to-day operations” and the recall site suggests going to your retailer, but in the meantime, NOT using the crib. Oh so helpful, thank you CSPC.

Since the issue is the cheap-o plastic “hardware” for the drop side, simple fix due to no other recourse/lack of funds for another crib…3” long metal screws. The crib no longer has a drop side, but if it can’t drop, the problem is aleviated.

Octavio Urtiaga December 6, 2010, 12:20 PM

When people ask me about this matter right here. I will send them a link to this blog.


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