Biggest Toy Recalls of 2008 for Babies and Toddlers

Dangerous toys products for babies and toddlers continue to make headlines. Recognize anything here? Then toss it from the toy box.

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    Bead Maze Toys

    ImagiPLAY recalled about 500 bead maze toys (sold at toy retailers nationwide from August 2008 through October 2008) after discovering that the trees could detach, exposing a metal screw, which posed a laceration hazard to young children.

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    Wooden Toys

    Earth Friendly recalled about 1,000 wooden toys (sold at toy specialty stores in Alaska, California, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington from April 2008 through September 2008) after discovering that small parts could detach and break from the toy, posing a choking hazard to young children.

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    Casper Halloween Figurines

    Coyne's & Company Inc. recalled about 14,000 Casper the Friendly Ghost figurines (sold at gift, specialty, card, and drug stores nationwide from June 2005 through September 2008) after discovering that the figurines contained paint with high levels of lead.

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    Baby Walkers

    My Way Corp. has recalled about 800 baby walkers (sold at independent discount stores in Puerto Rico from November 2004 through March 2008) after discovering that the walkers can fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step.

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    Wooden Abacuses

    LTD Commodities has recalled about 6,000 wooden abacuses (sold through LTD Commodities and ABC Distributing catalogs nationwide and their Web sites, www.ltdcommodities.com and www.abcdistributing.com, from December 2006 through February 2008) after discovering that the wooden rods on the abacus can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

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    Stroller Activity Bars

    International Playthings Inc. recalled about 10,000 Taggies Strollin' Along Stroller Activity Bars (sold at specialty toy stores nationwide and on the Internet from February 2007 through July 2008) after discovering that the shiny material on the elephant's ear on the activity bar could detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

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    Wooden Baby Toys

    Habermaass Corp. recalled about 118,000 wooden puzzles, infant rattles, pacifier holders, and stroller toys (sold at specialty toy stores nationwide and at specialty online retailers from January 2002 through August 2008) after discovering that the rattles, pacifier holders, and stroller toys contained small pieces including glued-on mirrors and/or prisms that could detach, posing a choking hazard to infants.

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    Fisher-Price Pots & Pans Toys

    Fisher-Price recalled about 15,000 Learning Pots & Pans toys (sold at discount department and toy stores nationwide from October 2007 to August 2008) after discovering that missing screws in the blue toy pan could cause the clear plastic cover to come loose and release small balls, presenting a choking hazard to young children.

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    Earthentree Wooden Toys

    Earthentree recalled about 375 Wooden Toys (sold at Earthentree's Web site, fairs, trade shows, and retail stores nationwide from December 2007 through May 2008) after discovering that the toys contained small parts or could break into small parts, posing a choking hazard to children. Some of the toys also had a string longer than 12 inches, posing a strangulation hazard to young children. The recall involved a variety of wooden toys including maracas, pull toys, rattles, and trains.

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    Bright Starts Infant Rattles

    Kids II Inc. recalled about 19,000 Bright Starts Ring Rattles (sold at toy stores, mass merchandisers, and other retail stores nationwide from January 2008 through June 2008) after discovering that the tip of the rattle's antenna, which was attached to a bumble bee figure, could detach and pose a choking hazard to small children.

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    Personalized Pacifiers

    It's My Binky recalled about 115,000 Personalized Pacifiers (sold at Nordstrom and baby boutique retail stores nationwide and online at www.itsmybinky.com from February 2006 through June 2008) after discovering that the pacifier button, ring handle, and shield with nipple could detach, posing a choking hazard to infants. The recalled pacifiers (sold in blue, white, and pink colors) had a "Japlo" imprint on the front of the pacifier and a word or design on the button.

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    Merry-Go-Rounds

    Pacific Cycle Inc. recalled about 15,000 Playsafe Spinning Quad Merry-Go-Rounds (sold exclusively by Toys "R" Us nationwide from January 2008 through March 2008) after discovering that the inner bearing on the merry-go-round can fail, which caused the seat assembly to suddenly drop to the ground and posed a fall hazard to children.

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    Play Sets

    Backyard Leisure LLC recalled about 11,000 Adventure Play Sets and Create N Adventure Wooden Play Sets (sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide and www.walmart.com under the Adventure Play Sets brand and at Toys "R" Us stores nationwide under the Create N Adventure brand from January 2008 through May 2008) after discovering that the hangers holding the chains for the gliders could break, causing a child to fall and possibly suffer injury.

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    Toy Kitchens

    eStyle Inc. recalled about 65 Mini Chef Complete Toy Kitchens (sold exclusively at Babystyle stores nationwide and at www.babystyle.com from October 2007 through November 2007) after discovering that the four pegs supporting the oven shelf and four pegs supporting the refrigerator shelf could pull out of the wood, posing a choking hazard. The toy kitchen unit could also tip over, posing a risk of serious injury.

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    Little Tikes Toy Cell Phones

    Kids Station Toys International Ltd. recalled about 1 million Little Tikes Chit 'N Chat Toy Cell Phones (sold at department stores, juvenile product stores, and drugstores nationwide from June 2006 through March 2008) after discovering that the hinge cover on the toy cell phone could detach from the phone, posing a choking hazard to young children. Products with a visible screw on the hinge were not included in the recall.

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    Animal Blankets

    Douglas Co. recalled about 74,000 Lil' Snugglers Children's Blankets (sold at specialty stores nationwide and online from April 2005 through December 2007) after discovering that the blanket's satin edge could detach, posing a strangulation hazard. The recalled blankets were 14 inches square with a stuffed toy animal head sewn in the middle.

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    Munchkin Inc. Bottle and Food Warmers

    Munchkin Inc. recalled about 5,000 Deluxe Bottle and Food Warmers (sold at various retailers nationwide and in the company's catalog from June 2007 through April 2008) after discovering that the bottle and food warmers could overheat, posing a fire hazard.

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    Infant Rattles

    Manhattan Group LLC recalled about 7,000 Tumble Tower Infant Rattles (sold at gift and specialty stores nationwide, in mail order catalogs, and on the Internet from September 2007 through April 2008) after discovering that the blue plastic end caps of the rattle could break, exposing small parts that posed a choking hazard to young children.

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    Western Rider Push Toy

    Santa's Toy Corp. recalled about 9,000 Western Rider Push Toys (sold at retail dollar and discount stores nationwide February 2005 through February 2008) after discovering that the paint on the glove, shirt, and pants of the toy rider contained excessive levels of lead.

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    Beco Baby Butterfly Carriers

    Beco Baby Carrier Inc. recalled about 2,000 Beco Baby Butterfly Carriers (sold at specialty retail stores nationwide and Internet sites from January 2008 through February 2008) after discovering that the buckles on the carrier shoulder straps could unexpectedly lose tension, causing the strap to slip through and posing a fall hazard for baby.

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    Children's Board Books

    Dalmatian Press LLC recalled about 17,000 Little Builder Children's Board Book Sets with Toys (sold at Wal-Mart, Levy Home Entertainment, Lion Sales of NW Brunswick, Farris Wholesale Outlet, Crane Book Sales, Ingram Book Co., BPDI Corp., Books A Million, and Christmas Tree Shop stores nationwide and on the Internet at Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com from August 2007 through February 2008) after discovering that the cylinder on the toy concrete mixer and the tailgate on the toy dump truck could detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

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    Toys "R" Us Activity Centers

    Toys "R" Us Inc. recalled about 16,400 Imaginarium Multi-Sided Activity Centers and Jungle Activity Centers (sold exclusively at Toys "R" Us stores nationwide and toysrus.com from August 2007 through February 2008) after discovering that small parts on the toys could detach and pose a choking hazard to young children.

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    Plush Rocker Toys

    Tek Nek Toys Int'l L.P. recalled about 122,000 Rock 'N Ride Plush Rocker Toys (sold at Wal-Mart, Toys "R" Us, Kmart, Target, Atwoods, and Pamida stores nationwide and through Internet retailers from September 2007 through March 2008) after discovering that the base of the rocker could become unstable and allow the toy to tip forward or backward, creating a fall hazard for young riders.

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    Ellaroo Ring Sling Baby Carrier

    Ellaroo LLC recalled about 1,200 Ring Sling Baby Carriers (sold at children's and department stores nationwide and online, including BabiesRUs.com, from June 2007 through February 2008) because the aluminum rings on the sling carriers could bend or break, causing the fabric to slip through the rings and infants to fall out of the carrier.

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    Ring Toss Games

    Educational Insights recalled about 130 Ring Toss Games (sold at school supply stores nationwide from December 2007 through February 2008) after discovering that the paint on the yellow peg of the toy contained excessive levels of lead.

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    Preschool Magnetic Toys

    MEGA Brands America Inc. recalled about 1.1 million Magtastik and Magnetix Jr. Pre-School Magnetic Toys (sold at Wal-Mart, Target, Toys "R" Us, Kmart, and other toy stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2007) because the magnets in the small flexible parts of the animals, vehicles, and building sets could detach; if swallowed by young children, the magnets could attract each other internally and cause dangerous intestinal perforations or blockages.

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    MagnaMan Magnetic Action Figures

    MEGA Brands America Inc. recalled about 1.3 million MagnaMan Magnetic Toy Figures (sold at Wal-Mart, Target, Toys "R" Us, Kmart, and other toy stores nationwide from January 2005 through December 2007) because the small magnets inside the figures could detach; if swallowed by young children, the magnets could attract each other internally and cause dangerous intestinal perforations or blockages.

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    Toy Vehicle Puzzle Sets

    Merchant Media Corp. recalled about 198,000 Toy Puzzle Vehicle Sets (sold exclusively by QVC televised shopping programs, Web site, toll-free number, and studio store from September 2002 through December 2007) because the paint on the puzzle pieces and components contained excessive levels of lead.

  • Toy Sundae Sets

    Battat Inc. recalled about 22,000 Play Wonder Toy Sundae Sets (sold exclusively at Target Stores nationwide from December 2006 through December 2007) because the wooden cherries on top of the toy sundae posed a choking hazard to young children.

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    Elegant Baby Sterling Silver Teethers

    Elegant Baby and Baby Needs Inc. recalled about 200 heart and car sterling silver teethers (sold at independent infant clothing boutiques nationwide from February 2005 through September 2006) because parts of the teethers could break off, posing a choking hazard to infants.



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