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Biggest Toy, Gear, and Clothing Recalls of 2012

1. Bumbo Baby Seats
Bumbo Seat Recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: August 15, 2012

Company/brand: Bumbo International Trust

The danger: Babies can maneuver out of or fall from the Bumbo seat, posing a risk of serious injuries.

Sold at: Sears, Target, Toys"R"Us (including Babies"R"Us), USA Babies, Walmart, and various other toy and children's stores nationwide, and various online sellers, from August 2003 through August 2012 for between $30 and $50.

 
2. Summer Infant Baby Bathers
Summer Infant baby bath recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: August 29, 2012

Company/brand: Summer Infant Inc.

The danger: When the bather is lifted and/or carried with an infant in it, its folding wire frame can suddenly disengage from the side hinge, dropping the baby out of the bather, posing a fall hazard and a risk of serious head injury to infants.

Sold at: Mass merchandise stores nationwide and on the Web from September 2004 through November 2011 for between $15 and $30.

 
3. Safety 1st Cabinet Locks
Cabinet-Lock

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: March 22, 2012

Company/brand: Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) Inc.

The danger: Young children can disengage the cabinet locks, allowing access to cabinet contents and posing the risk of injury, due to dangerous or unsafe items.

Sold at: Bed Bath & Beyond, and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2004 through February 2012 for between $2 and $4.

 
4. Chicco Polly High Chairs
Chicco Polly High Chairs Recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: July 11, 2012

Company/brand: Artsana USA Inc.

The danger: Children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair, resulting in a bruising or laceration injury.

Sold at: Retail stores including Babies"R"Us, Burlington Coat Factory, buybuy BABY, Shopko, and Toys"R"Us, as well as online outlets including albeebaby.com, amazon.com, babyage.com, babysupermart.com, diapers.com, and target.com from January 2005 through July 2012 for between $100 and $150.

 
5. Tots in Mind Crib Tents
Tots in Mind crib tent

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: May 16, 2012

Company/brand: Tots in Mind, Inc.

The danger: The crib tents and play yard tents can present an entrapment and strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers if the dome portion inverts inside the crib or play yard, or if the product becomes partially detached from the crib or play yard.

Sold at: The recalled products were sold at numerous retail stores including Bed Bath & Beyond, buybuy BABY, Burlington Coat Factory, Toys"R"Us, Babies"R"Us, Walmart, and online on websites including amazon.com, for between $60 and $85.

 
6. Innovage Discovery Kids Lamps
Discovery Kids Lamps

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: July 3, 2012

Company/brand: Innovage LLC

The danger: The placement of internal wires near the circuit board can cause electrical short-circuiting and sparking, posing a fire and a burn hazard to consumers.

Sold at: Bed Bath & Beyond, Bon-Ton, JCPenney, Kohls, Office Max, Toys"R"Us stores nationwide as well as the online retailers Amazon, Ideeli, JCPenney, Kohls, Macy's, and Overstock from June 2010 through March 2012 for between $10 and $20.

 
7. Target Bunny Sippy Cups
Target Bunny Sippy Cups recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: April 26, 2012

Company/brand: Target Corporation

The danger: The ear on the bunny sippy cup can poke a child in the eye area while using the cup for drinking, posing an injury hazard.

Sold at: Target stores nationwide from February 2012 through April 5, 2012 for $3.

 
8. Energizer Rotating Night Lights
Energizer night light recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: August 22, 2012

Company/brand: Energizer

The danger: The night lights can overheat and smoke, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Sold at: Target stores nationwide from February 2010 through July 2012 for about $6.

 
9. California Innovations Expandable Lunch Boxes
Expandable Lunch Boxes

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: January 23, 2012

Company/brand: California Innovations Inc.

The danger: Gel that contains diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol can leak out of damaged freezer gel packs, posing a poisoning hazard if ingested by children or adults.

Sold at: Costco Wholesale Clubs, Leon Korol, and Cost U Less stores between May 2007 and September 2008 for about $10.

 
10. AmerTac LED Night Lights
register vent

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: March 1, 2012

Company/brand: American Tack & Hardware Co. Inc. (AmerTac)

The danger: An electrical short circuit in the night light can cause it to overheat and smolder or melt, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Sold at: Hardware stores, home centers, and lighting showrooms from March 2009 through October 2010 for about $6.

 
11. Peg Perego Strollers
Peg Perego stroller recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: July 24, 2012

Company/brand: Peg Perego USA Inc.

The danger: Entrapment and strangulation can occur, especially to infants younger than 12 months of age, when a child is not harnessed. An infant can pass through the opening between the stroller tray and seat bottom, but his/her head and neck can become entrapped by the tray. Infants who become entrapped at the neck are at risk of strangulation.

Sold at: Various retailers nationwide, including Babies"R"Us and buybuy BABY from January 2004 through September 2010 for between $270 and $330 for the Pliko P-3 stroller and between $350 and $450 for the Venezia stroller.

 
Stroller Safety
Stroller Safety
12. Rigo International Children's Lounge Pants and Boxers
Shorts

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: June 28, 2012

Company/brand: Rigo International Inc.

The danger: The pants and boxers fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children.

Sold at: Academy Sports and Outdoor stores in Texas from January 2010 to March 2011 for about $8.

 
13. Safety 1st Toilet and Cabinet Locks
Safety 1st Toilet and Cabinet Locks recall

Date: May 17, 2012

Company/brand: Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) Inc.

The danger: Young children can unexpectedly disengage the toilet locks and gain access to water in the toilet, posing the risk of drowning. The cabinet locks are being recalled because young children can disengage the lock, posing the risk of injury from dangerous or unsafe items stored in the cabinet.

Sold at: Bed, Bath and Beyond, Burlington Coat Factory, Great Beginnings, Home Depot, Target, and Walmart from January 2005 through April 2010 for between $8 and $20 for the toilet locks, and from January 2000 through March 2009 for between $2 and $11 for the cabinet locks. Amazon.com sold both locks through April 2012.

 
14. IKEA ANTILOP High Chairs
High Chairs

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: January 5, 2012

Company/brand: IKEA North America Services LLC

The danger: The high chair's restraint buckle can open unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to the child.

Sold at: IKEA stores nationwide from August 2006 through January 2010 for about $20.

 
15. Blind Xpress Window Blinds
Xpress Blinds recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: September 6, 2012

Company/brand: Blind Xpress

The danger: Blind Xpress custom vertical blinds have an adjustment cord that forms a loop that is not attached to the wall or floor. In some instances, this loop has a weighted device at the bottom. The custom horizontal blinds do not have inner cord stop devices to prevent the accessible inner cords from being pulled out. A child can become entangled in a cord loop and strangle.

Sold at: The blinds were sold at various blind specialty stores in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana from January 1995 through December 2011 for between $16 and $380.

 
16. Carter's Infant Bodysuits
Weeplay infant bodysuits recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: February 3, 2012

Company/brand: Weeplay Kids LLC

The danger: The snaps can detach from the fabric of the garment, posing a choking hazard to infants and young children.

Sold at: Big Lots, Century 21, Conway, Cookies, Cost Mart, DD's Discount, Edison Childrenswear, Gabriel Bros., Kiddy Time, Kids Place, Kidstown, National Stores, Pamida Stores, Real Value, Regine's, R.H. Reny, Ross, Shoppers World, Valley Wholesale, Variety Wholesalers, and Youngland stores nationwide. Recalled garments sold from November 2010 through August 2011 for about $4 to $9.

 
17. CareBears Pacifiers
CareBears Pacifier recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: August 23, 2012

Company/brand: IDM Group LLC

The danger: The pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards. The nipples can separate from the base, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Sold at: Various discount and dollar stores, Walmart Puerto Rico, children's apparel stores, and Consolidated Stores nationwide from October 2009 through June 2012 for about $1.

 
18. Troxel Flexible Flyer Swing Sets
Troxel Flexible Flyer Swing Set recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: July 11, 2012

Company/brand: The Troxel Company

The danger: The see saw seats can break away from the bolt fasteners during use, posing a fall hazard.

Sold at: Walmart, Toys"R"Us, Academy, and at other specialty stores, and online retailers from December 2011 through May 2012 for between $130 and $280.

 
19. Dorel Juvenile Group Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinets
Eddie Bauer Rocking Wood Bassinets recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: October 23, 2012

Company/brand: Dorel Juvenile Group

The danger: The bottom locking mechanism can fail to lock properly if a spring is not installed, allowing the bassinet to tip to one side and cause infants to roll to the side of the bassinet. This poses a suffocation hazard to infants.

Sold at: Target, Toys"R"Us, and Sears stores nationwide and online at Ebay and other websites from December 2007 through January 2011 for about $150.

 
20. Sportspower Limited Trampolines
Sportspower BouncePro 14' Trampoline recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: May 9, 2012

Company/brand: Sportspower Limited

The danger: The netting surrounding the trampolines can break, allowing children to fall through the netting and be injured.

Sold at: Walmart stores nationwide from February 2009 through February 2012 for about $275.

 
21. Toysmith Animal Snap Bracelets
Toysmith Animal Snap Bracelet recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: August 14, 2012

Company/brand: Toysmith

The danger: The metal snap band can wear through the fabric covering resulting in exposing sharp edges and posing a laceration hazard.

Sold at: Cost Plus World Market, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, and other retailers from September 2011 to February 2012 for about $3.

 
22. Graco Classic Wood High Chairs
Graco Wood Highchairs recall

Date: October 9, 2012

Company/brand: Graco Children's Products Inc.

The danger: The high chair's seat can loosen or detach from the base, posing a fall hazard to the child.

Sold at: Babies"R"Us, Burlington Coat Factory, and other retail stores nationwide and at target.com and walmart.com and other online retailers between September 2007 and December 2010 for about $130.

 
23. Meijer Bicycles
Meijer Bicycle recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: August 30, 2012

Company/brand: Meijer Inc.

The danger: Pedals on the bicycles can loosen or detach during use, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Sold at: Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky from March 2012 through August 2012 for between $60 to $300. Bicycles sold at Michigan Meijer stores in Cadillac, Gaylord, Petosky, and Traverse City are not included in this recall.

 
24. Britax Boulevard, Pavilion, and Advocate Convertible Car Seats
Car Seat recall

Date: November 6, 2012

Company/brand: Britax Child Safety, Inc.

The danger: These seats were manufactured with a softer chest pad material that may be bitten or chewed into pieces by a child using the seat. If the child bites off a piece of the softer pad, it could be a choking hazard, resulting in injury or death.

 
Car Seat Installation Tips
Car Seat Installation Tips
25. California Innovations Food Carriers
Food Carriers recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: January 23, 2012

Company/brand: California Innovations Inc.

The danger: Gel that contains diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol can leak out of damaged freezer gel packs, posing a poisoning hazard if ingested by children or adults.

Sold at: Walmart between August 2008 to December 2011 for about $22.

 
26. Green Toys Mini Vehicles
Toy car recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: July 31, 2012

Company/brand: Green Toys Inc.

The danger: The wheels and hubcaps on the toy cars can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Sold at: Mass merchandisers, grocery stores, and independent toy and specialty stores nationwide and by online retailers from April 2012 to June 2012. The cars cost about $5 each or $18 for the set.

 
27. Kolcraft Bassinets
Kolcraft Tender Vibes & Light Vibes bassinets

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: May 9, 2012

Company/brand: Kolcraft Enterprises Inc.

The danger: The latches that attach the bassinet base onto the metal frame can appear to be locked in place but still remain unlocked. This allows the bassinet to become detached from the metal frame, causing the bassinet to fall and the infant to be injured.

Sold at: Mass market and independent juvenile specialty stores nationwide and online from July 2008 through May 2012 for between about $50 and $100.

 
28. Chariot Carriers Child Bicycle Trailers and Conversion Kits
Bike baby trailer recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: January 11, 2012

Company/brand: Thule Child Transport Systems Ltd., d/b/a Chariot Carriers

The danger: The bicycle trailer's hitch mechanisms can crack and break, causing the trailer to detach from the bicycle. This poses an injury hazard to children in the bicycle trailer.

Sold at: Specialty bicycle stores nationwide and on various websites from December 2005 through August 2010 for between $400 and $925 for Chariot bicycle trailers and from October 2002 through August 2011 for between $40 and $70 for bicycle trailer conversion kits.

 
29. Aqua-Leisure Children's Trampolines
First Fitness Trampolines with Handlebars recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: May 17, 2012

Company/brand: Aqua-Leisure Industries Inc.

The danger: Metal fatigue can cause the handlebar to break away during use, posing a risk of laceration from exposed metal surfaces or other injury from a fall.

Sold at: Toys"R"Us stores nationwide from September 2010 through April 2012 for between $45 and $70.

 
30. Todson Bicycle Child Carrier Seats
child seat

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: April 5, 2012

Company/brand: Todson Inc.

The danger: A child can place his or her fingers in the opening at the grab bar's hinge mechanism. When the consumer lifts the grab bar to remove the child from the seat, the child's fingertips can be caught in the hinge mechanism, posing a laceration and fingertip amputation hazard to the child.

Sold at: J&B Imports, REI, Action and Hawley, independent bicycle dealers, distributors and other retail stores nationwide and online at REI.com from January 2009 through April 2012 for between $140 and $180.

 
31. Evenflo Convertible High Chairs
highchair recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: June 5, 2012

Company/brand: Evenflo Inc.

The danger: The activity tray on the high chair can unexpectedly detach and allow an unrestrained child to fall, posing a risk of injury to the child.

Sold at: Toys"R"Us and Walmart stores nationwide and online at walmart.com and wayfair.com between December 2011 and June 2012 for about $40.

 
32. Old Navy Toddler Girl Aqua Socks
Old Navy Recalls Toddler Girl Aqua Socks recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: July 12, 2012

Company/brand: Old Navy

The danger: This style of Aqua Socks have less traction when worn on wet or smooth surfaces such as hardwood or tile, creating a slip and fall hazard.

Sold at: Old Navy stores in the U.S. and Canada and at oldnavy.com in the U.S. and at oldnavy.ca in Canada from February 2012 through June 2012. The shoes sold for between $12 and $15.

 
33. LaJobi Avalon Glider Rockers and CNS/Katelyn Nursery Solution Glider Rockers
Rockers Recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: November 8, 2012

Company/brand: LaJobi, Inc.

The danger: The base of the glider rocker can crack or break, posing a fall hazard.

Sold at: The Avalon model was sold at Burlington and other mass retail stores nationwide and online at amazon.com, target.com, and walmart.com from December 2009 to October 2012 for about $170. The CNS Box 2 / Katelyn model was sold exclusively online at Walmart.com from November 2011 to October 2012 for about $135.

 
34. International Playthings Tumblekins Toys
Tumblekins Toys Recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: February 16, 2012

Company/brand: International Playthings LLC

The danger: The toys can break into small pieces with sharp points, posing choking and lacerations hazards to children.

Sold at: Juvenile product stores, mass merchandisers and other stores nationwide and on various websites from March 2011 through December 2011 for between $14 and $35.

 
35. Triple Eight Bicycle Helmets
Bicycle Helmet

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: January 6, 2012

Company/brand: Triple Eight Distribution, Inc.

The danger: Product testing demonstrated that these helmets do not comply with CPSC safety standards for impact resistance. Consumers could suffer impact head injuries in a fall.

Sold at: Bicycle and sports stores and other retailers nationwide and online from August 2006 through November 2011 for about $40.

 
36. Bumbleride Indie and Indie Twin Strollers
Bumbleride Indie & Indie Twin Strollers recalls

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: February 3, 2012

Company/brand: Bumbleride Inc.

The danger: The front wheel can break at the axle hub, causing the stroller to tip and posing a fall hazard.

Sold at: Buybuy BABY and other baby product stores nationwide, online at bumbleride.com, and other online retailers between January 2009 and January 2012 for between $500 and $700.

 
37. Kolcraft Strollers
Kolcraft stroller recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: June 14, 2012

Company/brand: Kolcraft Enterprises Inc.

The danger: A child or consumer's finger can become caught in the opening formed when locking and unlocking the hinge mechanism which is used to adjust the handlebars on the strollers. This presents an amputation and laceration hazard to children and the adults handling the stroller.

Sold at: Juvenile product specialty stores nationwide and online at amazon.com, target.com, and toysrus.com from January 2006 and June 2012 for between $150 and $160.

 
How to Pick the Perfect Stroller for Your Baby
How to Pick the Perfect Stroller for Your Baby
38. Lee Carter Co. Infant Rattles
Infant Rattles recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: January 24, 2012

Company/brand: Lee Carter Co.

The danger: The rattle's handle is small enough to fit into a child's throat, posing a choking hazard and violating federal rattle standards.

Sold at: Various Mexican specialty craft stores nationwide from February 2001 through October 2011 for about $4.

 
39. Toys"R"Us Imaginarium Activity Centers
Imaginarium 5-Sided Activity Center recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: May 30, 2012

Company/brand: Toys"R"Us Inc.

The danger: The small wooden knobs attaching the xylophone keys to the end can detach, causing a choking hazard to young children.

Sold at: Toys"R"Us stores nationwide and online via toysrus.com from August 2009 through September 2010 for about $25.

 
40. Banzai Inflatable Pool Slides
Banzai Inflatable Pool Slides recall

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: May 10, 2012

Company/brand: Manley Toys, Ltd

The danger: During use, the slide can deflate, allowing the user to hit the ground underneath the slide and become injured. The slide is also unstable and can topple over in both still and windy conditions and carries inadequate warnings and instructions.

Sold at: Walmart and Toys"R"Us nationwide from January 2005 through June 2009 for about $250.

 
41. Trend Lab Children's Upholstered Chairs
Trend Lab Chair recalls

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: October 18, 2012

Company/brand: Trend Lab, LLC

The danger: Staples in the binding on the back of the chair may come loose, posing a laceration or choking hazard if swallowed.

Sold at: Online at trend-lab.com, amazon.com, babiesrus.com, target.com, walmart.com, and seussland.com, as well as in buybuy BABY and other specialty stores from November 2007 to August 2012 for about $100 to $140.

 
42. Nan Far Woodworking Drop-Side Cribs
Nan Far Woodworking crib Recalls

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: April 12, 2012

Company/brand: Nan Far Woodworking Co. Ltd.

The danger: The cribs' drop sides can malfunction, detach, or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped, which can lead to strangulation or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear.

Sold at: JCPenney stores and online at jcpenney.com from January 2005 through December 2008 for between $150 and $400.

 
43. Downeast Children's Beach Chairs
Pink Chair

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: July 19, 2012

Company/brand: Downeast Concepts Inc.

The danger: The recalled children's beach chairs have exposed, sharp metal rivets, posing a laceration hazard.

Sold at: Home Goods and other stores nationwide from June 2011 through June 2012 for between $13 and $25.

 
44. Britax Chaperone Infant Car Seats
Britax Chaperone infant car seat

Courtesy of Britax

Date: January 25, 2012

Company/brand: Britax Child Safety, Inc.

The danger: The harness adjuster can detach from the seat shell. Should the harness adjuster detach from the seat, the child may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury or death.

 
45. Louise Paris Girls' Jackets

Courtesy of CPSC

Date: April 24, 2012

Company/brand: Louise Paris Ltd.

The danger: The jackets have drawstrings at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors and pose an entanglement hazard to young children.

Sold at: Ross Stores, Inc. nationwide from November 2011 through January 2012 for about $20.

 

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