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Top 10 Children's Product Recalls in 2009

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Lead paint, choking hazards, little baby fingers being chopped off by strollers ... 2009 was the year of the recall. Here are the top 10 "dangerous" children's products no longer on the market.


Top 10 Children's Product Recalls in 2009

Inflatable Baby Floats

This product by Aqua-Leisure Industries was recalled due to a drowning hazard. There were no injuries on record.

Drop-Side Cribs

Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc.'s cribs were responsible for 35 injuries and four deaths in 2009; the cribs were pulled due to bodily injury and entrapment dangers. The drop-side crib was one of two recalls for the manufacturing company in 2009.

Little Tikes Workshops Sets & Trucks

The cute little work tables and trucks were pulled from the market due to a choking hazard, causing one injury in 2009. The workshop set was one of two recalls for the Little Tikes Company last year.

Buster Brown & Co.'s Clog Children's Shoes

These shoes have decorative wheels that can detach, causing a choking hazard. No injuries were reported for the year.

Kolocraft Play Yards

These play yards caused 21 injuries -- the play yard's side rail can fail to latch properly. When a child pushes against the rail, it can unlatch, creating a fall hazard to children.

Maclaren Umbrella Strollers

Maclaren USA, Inc. had to pull these strollers from the market due to a side hinge mechanism that posed the risk of cutting or amputating a child's fingers when the stroller was opened or closed. Twelve injuries were caused by the umbrella stroller in 2009.

Solar System Kits & DNA Kits

FloraCraft Corp.'s "fun learning kit" was snatched from shelves due to a violation of a lead paint standard. There were no injuries on record.

State Farm Good Neigh Bears

The insurance giant recalled the cute little bears after one of the bear's plastic eyes reportedly came off and found its way into a child's mouth, causing a choking hazard.No injuries were reported.

Envision High Chairs

Evenflo Co. Inc.'s high chair model was recalled due to risks from falls and choking hazards. The Envision high chair was one of five recalls for Evenflo in 2009. Fifty-four children were injured.

"Bobby Chupete" Pacifiers

Grand World Inc.'s pacifiers were recalled because they didn't meet federal safety standards. The mouth guard is too small, posing a choking hazard to infants and toddlers. No children were injured.


Source: KidsInDanger.org.


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1 comments so far | Post a comment now
Richard April 2, 2010, 7:52 PM

Over in the UK the Maclaren stroller hasn’t been recalled, but it has in the US. Why? I have no idea, but it is a concern.


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