Latest Baby Toy Recalls
Vera Bradley Bear Ring Rattles and Bunny Toys Recalled
Date: March 19, 2014
Company/brand: Vera Bradley Designs Inc.
The danger: The pom-pom tail can detach from the body of the bear rattle and the bunny, posing a choking hazard to young children. Vera Bradley has received two reports that the pom-pom tail detached from the product. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Nationwide from September 2012 to January 2014.
Midwest-CBK Baby Rattles
Date: January 22, 2014
Company/brand: Midwest-CBK LLC
The danger: The head on the rattle can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The firm has received one report of the head on a rattle detaching. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Small gift stores from July 2013 through December 2013 for about $10.
Manhattan Toy Quixel Baby Rattles
Date: December 4, 2013
Company/brand: Manhattan Group LLC
The danger: The colored arches can break, creating a small part which poses a choking hazard to small children.
Sold at: Specialty toy and baby stores nationwide, in Canada and online at manhattantoy.com from September 2011 through October 2013 for about $15.
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Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumpers
Date: July 23, 2013
Company/brand: Kids II Inc.
The danger: The "sun" toy attachment on the activity jumper can rebound with force and injure the infant, posing an impact hazard. The firm has received 100 reports of incidents including 61 injuries. Reported injuries include bruises, lacerations to the face, a 7-month-old boy who sustained a lineal skull fracture and a chipped tooth to an adult.
Sold at: Target, Toys R Us and other retails stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com between May 2010 and May 2013 for about $90.
Fred & Friends Baby Rattles
Date: June 27, 2013
Company/Brand: Easy Aves/Fred & Friends
The Danger: Fred & Friends has received two reports of rattle caps separating. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At: Specialty toy and baby stores nationwide, in Canada, and online at amazon.com and various other websites from October 2011 through June 2013 for between $7 and $10.
Add Sassy Hug N' Tug Baby Toys
Date: December 20, 2012
Company/brand: Sassy, Inc.
The danger: The beads inside the clear plastic sphere at the center of the toys can be released and pose a choking hazard to young children. The firm has received 12 reports of beads being released from the plastic clear plastic sphere body on Sassy-branded toys. There have been no such reports on the Carter's-branded toys. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Mass merchandisers such as Toys R Us and Target, independent specialty stores nationwide and online retailers such as Amazon.com and Carters.com between July 2012 and October 2012 for Sassy-branded models; and from August 2011 to October 2012 for the Carter's-branded models. Carter's-branded models were also sold in Carter's retail stores. The Sassy-branded models sold for approximately $8 and the Carter's-branded models for approximately $14.
Manhattan Group Starry Time Rattles
Date: April 26, 2012
Company/brand: Manhattan Group LLC
The danger: The clear spheres on each end of the rattle can break, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children. Manhattan Group has received two reports of rattles breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Specialty toy and baby stores nationwide, in Canada, and online at www.manhattantoy.com from September 2011 through March 2012 for about $15.
Lee Carter Co. Infant Rattles
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. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Various Mexican specialty craft stores nationwide from February 2001 through October 2011 for about $4.
Manhattan Group Wooden Rattle
Date: September 2, 2011
Company/brand: Manhattan Group LLC
The danger: The toy's U-shaped parts can break, posing a choking hazard.
Sold at: Baby and gift and specialty stores nationwide and online at ManhattanToy.com from March 2011 through July 2011 for about $12.
Midwest-CBK Wrist Rattles and Baby Booties
Date: April 14, 2011
Company/brand: Midwest-CBK Inc
The danger: The pom-poms attached to the wrist rattles and booties can detach, posing a choking hazard.
Sold at: Gift stores, drug stores, d?cor outlets and variety stores nationwide from June 2009 through March 2011. The wrist rattles sold for about $5 and the booties sold for about $13
Date: April 6, 2011
Company/brand: Key Baby LLC
The danger: The pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards and pose a choking hazard to young children.
Sold at: Retail stores nationwide from April 2010 through February 2011 for about $6.
Date: April 4, 2011
Company/brand: Infantino LLC
The danger: The plastic beads on the activity truck's bead runs can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Sold at: Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Meijer, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and other toy stores nationwide from September 2009 through February 2011 for about $15.
Rhino Toys OBall Links & Mini Rattles
Date: March 3, 2011
Company/brand: Rhino Toys Inc.
The danger: The hard plastic C-links on both ends of the rattles' soft plastic chain can break, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Sold at: Toys R Us and other toy stores nationwide from April 2010 to December 2010 for about $8.
Parents Busy Time Activity Centers
Date: March 1, 2011
Company/brand: Manhattan Group LLC
The danger: Wooden pegs on the xylophone activity can come loose, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Sold at: Specialty and gift stores nationwide and through mail order catalogs and online and in Canada from December 2010 through February 2011 for about $90.
Kid O Baby Rattles
Date: January 12, 2011
Company/brand: Kid O Products, LLC
The danger: The baby rattle's beads can come off when the rattle is twisted or pulled forcefully, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Sold at: Specialty children's stores nationwide from November 2010 through December 2010 for about $12.
Toddler Talk Toy Mobile Phones
Date: January 12, 2011
Company/brand: Discovery Toys LLC
The danger: The clear plastic antenna can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Sold at: Discovery Toys Educational Consultants nationwide from September 2010 through November 2010 for about $18.
Date: October 18, 2010
Company/brand: Munchkin Inc.
The danger: The intake valve on the bottom of the submarine toy can suck up loose skin, posing a laceration hazard to children.
Description: This recall involves about 34,000 battery-operated bathtub submarine toys. The toy is yellow, has a smiling face, turquoise windows, an orange propeller, and an orange periscope that turns the toy on and off. The intake valve has a water pump that sucks in water to propel the submarine. The toy is intended for use by children during bath time.
Sold at: Mass merchandise retail stores nationwide and children's stores nationwide from November 2009 through September 2010, for about $7.
The Land of Nod Toy Vegetables
Date: September 8, 2010
Company/brand: The Land of Nod
The danger: The metal wire in the toy asparagus can become exposed, posing a laceration hazardous to children.
Description: This recall involves about 2,100 The Land of Nod toy vegetable sets made of felt wool. Each toy set contains six vegetables: radish, onion, asparagus, tomato, lettuce, and carrot. The asparagus is the only toy vegetable involved in this recall.
Sold at: The Land of Nod stores in Illinois and Washington, the Land of Nod catalog and landofnod.com from October 2007 through February 2010, for about $25.
Date: August 11, 2010
Company/brand: P. Graham Dunn
The danger: The wooden dowels can be installed at an angle, allowing the metal rattle inside to become exposed. This poses a serious choking hazard to children.
Description: This recall involves about 500 wooden toy rattles with a light brown stain, eight wooden dowels, and a gold-colored metal rattle inside. The toy rattles are circular in shape, measuring 2 3/4 inches by 2 inches.
Sold at: Gift stores and book retailers nationwide from June 2010 through July 2010, for about $6.
Date: June 17, 2010
Company/brand: CYBEX 2.GO Infant Carriers
The danger: A shoulder strap slider buckle can break, posing a fall hazard to babies.
Description: This recall involves about 2,700 CYBEX 2.GO infant carriers (plus an additional 400 in Canada). "CYBEX" is embroidered on the fabric covering on the top of the head support. "2.GO" is printed on an orange tag near the head support. The items were sold in the following colors: chili, indigo, purple, and slate.
Sold at: Baby furniture and baby product stores nationwide, as well as various websites. The items were sold between August 2009 and April 2010, for about $100.
One Step Ahead Children's Stacking Toys
Date: June 3, 2010
Company/brand: One Step Ahead
The danger: The fabric covering the stacking ring's center pole can come apart at the seam exposing the foam material inside. The foam material poses choking and aspiration hazards to young children.
Description: This recall involves about 2,700 Animal Crackers Giant Stacking Toys. The multi-colored toy has five plush stacking rings that stack and rest on a stationary turtle base. The rings represent different animals including a frog, dog, cat, rabbit, mouse and chick. A fish is on top of the center pole. Each ring makes a different sound: rattle, jingle, crinkle and squeak. "One Step Ahead" is printed on a white tag attached to the toy. The toy measures about 19 inches high and 10 inches wide when assembled.
Sold at: One Step Ahead's catalog and on www.onestepahead.com from October 2008 through April 2010 for about $35.
Children's Giraffe Blankets
Date: May 18, 2010
Company/brand: Rashti & Rashti
The danger: The balls on top of the giraffe's horns can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Description: This recall involves about 44,000 pink "I Love You" security blankets with a giraffe plush head. The blanket measures about 14 inches wide by 14 inches in length. "I Love You" is embroidered on the blanket. Style number Y22230H and "Just One Year a division of Carter's" are sewn into a label on the blanket.
Sold at: Target stores from January 2009 through August 2009 for about $9.
Wind Chime Toys
Date: February 10, 2010
Company/brand: Tiny Love Inc. and the Maya Group Inc.
The danger: The wind chime toy can be pulled apart exposing sharp metal rods, posing puncture and laceration hazards to the baby.
Description: This recall involves about 600,000 wind chime toys sold separately, with the Gymini Kick & Play Activity Gym and Tiny Smarts Gift Sets (plus an additional 200,000 in Canada). The toy produces the sound of a wind chime. "Tiny Love" is printed on a tag on the toy. The following names and item numbers are included in this recall: Baby Wind Chime (item # # 493); Baby Wind Chime-Ocean (item #593); Tiny Smarts - Baby Bunny (#512); Wind Chime - Duck (#811): note that the Wind Chime - Duck is sold with the Gymini Kick and Play Activity Gym and only the Wind Chime is affected by this recall; Wind Chime - Louie (#516); Wind Chime - Ella (#517); Tiny Smarts Gift Set (#539): the Bunny Wind Chime is the only product affected by this recall.
Sold at: Toys R Us, Walmart, Target, Buy Buy Baby and TJ Maxx stores nationwide from February 2002 through February 2010 for about $8 separately, $22 for the Tiny Smarts Gift Sets and $70 with the Gymini Kick & Play Activity Gym.
Evenflo Cake Toys
Date: December 8, 2009
Company/brand: Evenflo Co. Inc.
The danger: The candle flame attached to the top of the cake toy can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Description: This recall involves about 66,000 Evenflo ExerSaucer(R) 1-2-3 Tea for Me activity learning centers (plus an additional 13,660 in Canada). The tea party-themed toys have a two-tier cake that is light blue, dark pink, and yellow. Models included in the recall are 6161834 and 6161920. The model numbers are printed on the packaging and on a label located on the underside of the base of the product. The recommended age for use of this product is 4 months to walking.
Sold at: Toys R Us and juvenile product stores nationwide from December 2007 through March 2009 for about $70.
LeapFrog Electronic Plush Toys
Date: July 23, 2009
Company/brand: LeapFrog Enterprises Inc.
The danger: The decals on the paws of the plush toy can be removed and ingested by a child, posing a choking hazard.
Description: This recall involves about 3,700 My Pal Scout, a green and beige electronic plush dog with plastic decals on its paws. When those decals are pushed, the dog plays songs, speaks, and barks. "Scout" is printed on the dog tag at the dog's neck. The plush dog measures about 9 inches high by 9 inches wide. "LeapFrog Ent. Item No. 19142" is printed on the white tag attached to the dog and on the toy's packaging. My Pal Scout dogs with embroidered paws are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Toys "R" Us stores nationwide, and on the Web at www.toysrus.com, www.leapfrog.com and other retail Web sites from May 2009 through June 2009 for about $20.
Date: August 20, 2009
Company/brand: Sterling Publishing Co. Inc
The danger: A string attaching a ball to the book can become entangled in the basketball hoop element, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.
Description: This recall involves about 15,000 eebee's "Have a Ball" Adventure cloth books. This interactive activity book has a small cloth ball attached to a string which children use to complete activities in the book. The books are intended for children ages 9 to 36 months. ISBN 13:978-1-4027-5771-6 is located on a white tag attached to the book. Other eebee's Adventures cloth books are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Book and toy stores nationwide and Internet retailers from June 2008 through June 2009 for about $15.
Tupperware Toy Maracas
Date: April 16, 2009
Company/brand: Tupperware U.S. Inc.
The danger: The maracas can break and expose small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children. Additionally, the handle poses a suffocation hazard to young children.
Description: This recall involves about 44,000 blue and red toy maracas with yellow handles. The maracas were used by Tupperware representatives during sales presentations. Cut-outs in the shape of stars, squares, and other geometric figures are located inside the maraca.
Sold at: Tupperware's Holiday 2007 and Spring 2008 product catalogs from September 2007 through April 2008 for between $5.50 and $11.
Simplicity Children's Toy Boxes
Date: April 1, 2009
Company/brand: Lakeshore Learning Materials
The danger: The head of the stuffed butterfly toy can detach from the body, posing a choking hazard to children.
Description: This recall involves about 4,000 soft, multicolored boxes with a different color on each side. "What's Inside?" is embroidered on the front of the box, and symbols of a lion, flower, and purple butterfly are stitched on another side. Each feely box contains 10 small stuffed pieces. The piece affected by this recall is the pink and purple butterfly.
Sold at: Lakeshore Learning Materials stores nationwide and Toys to Grow On catalogs from September 2008 through February 2009 for about $40.
State Farm Good Neigh Bears
Date: March 17, 2009
Company/brand: State Farm
The danger: The eyes on these bears can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Description: This recall involves about 800,000 11-inch (28cm) and 18-inch (46cm) State Farm Good Neigh Bears with plastic eyes. The bears are brown and wear a white and red State Farm shirt.
Sold at: The bears were given away free through State Farm agents and at State Farm-sponsored events from September 2005 through March 2007.
Infantino Infant Toys
Date: March 11, 2009
Company/brand: Infantino LLC
The danger: The infant toys have blue metallic fabric that can detach from the toy, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Description: This recall involves about 172,000 infant toys (plus an additional 12,000 in Canada) with the following model numbers: Infantino Lil' Chef Set 158-201 and 558-201; Infantino Activity Stacker 158-202; Infantino Tag Along Chime Trio 150-3092. The model number is located on a yellow tag on the toy.
Sold at: Babies "R" Us, Target, Wal-Mart, Meijer, and other specialty stores from June 2007 through February 2009 for between $10 and $20.
CBB Group Toys
Date: February 25, 2009
Company/brand: CBB Group Inc.
The danger: The fishing games, baby rattles, and pull-along cars contain small parts, which can detach and pose a choking hazard. The mini pull-back cars and bubble guns have surface paints containing excessive levels of lead.
Description: This recall includes: fishing games (Model KK-4296, Model PT-2006, Model T-8112, Model KK-4461), six-piece rattle set (Model ET-1293), six-piece 3-inch pull-back cars (Model KK-4382), three-piece rattle set (Model ET-1388), pull-along car (Model ET-1041, Model KK-4218), battery-operated cartoon bubble gun (Model KK-4275, Model KK-4276), and battery-operated dolphin bubble gun (Model OR-2238).
Sold at: Dollar stores and toy stores nationwide from July 2007 through December 2008 for between $1 and $5.