You may have bought your child's favorite toy or car seat due to the fantastic ratings you saw on Amazon. And we're all for taking advantage of those amazing reviews; but unfortunately, that's not always enough for keeping hazardous items out of your home.
Hundreds of children's products are recalled each year. And because companies don't necessarily have to broadcast that information to all, it means you could own some of those recalled items.
We've compiled some of the most popular baby products of 2017 that were recalled, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. If you have any of these products, please either return or discard it, rather than passing on the potentially dangerous toy to your nearest consignment shop.
firstname.lastname@example.org or (844)227-0300
If you have this stroller, you should immediately stop using it, as a damaged mount on the stroller has caused the car seat to fall unexpectedly. The car seat and the stroller can continue to be used individually, as long as the car seat is not attached to the stroller. You can contact Britax for a free repair kit.
Fall hazard from seat cracking or breaking.
http://www.littletikes.com or (855)284-1903
Those who have the swing sold between November 2009 and May 2014 with model number 615573 should immediately stop use and contact Little Tikes for a credit toward a different Little Tikes product, or a refund.
http://www.kidsii.com or (800)230-8190
The clear disc on the ball can break and release the small beads inside. If you bought your rattle after January 2016, you could have one of the defective models. Don't allow small children to play with this toy, and contact the company for a full refund. Find out if you have a problematic model here.
http://www.target.com or (800)440-0680
Target has recalled these toys due to children swallowing them and having them expand in the stomach (which sounds like the most uncomfortable thing ever). Contact Target for a full refund.
These cute little plush toys have a risk of the wind-up mechanism detaching, creating a choking hazard for small children.
http://www.ospreypacks.com or (866)951-5197
There is a potential risk for children to slip through the leg openings in backpacks manufactured from January 2012 to December 2014. If you bought your backpack during this time, contact the company to get a free seat insert to make the backpack secure.
The USB power adapter can break on this little soother, which creates a shock hazard. If you bought your soother sometime between July 2016 and August 2017 with the USB wall adapter, contact the company.
http://www.playtexproducts.com or (888)220-2075
These popular dishes have a plastic layer over the image that can pull away from the surface of the plate, and create a choking hazard. Stop using the dishes immediately, and contact Playtex for a full refund.
http://www.service.mattel.com/ or (800)432-5437
There have been 36 incidents of this swing overheating, and one report of fire in the motor. If you have the Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Seat with the model numbers CMR35, CMR36, CMR37, and DYH22, or the Smart Connect Soothing Motion Seat with model number CMR39, stop use and contact Fisher-Price for a full refund.