Consumer safety is crucial, especially when it comes to children’s products. A product recall happens when the government and manufacturer remove a product from the market. The primary reason for doing so is that the product is dangerous or poses a risk of serious harm. The government can recall anything, including cribs, toys and highchairs.
The Food and Drug Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are responsible for recalling products. However, most children’s products fall under the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Recalls happen in various ways, sometimes when a company finds a flaw in the product during testing. In other cases, a recall can happen after an injury or death occurs after using the product.
Recently recalled children’s products
Safety recalls don’t expire, and they can happen years after manufacturing. Here are a few children’s products the government has recently recalled.
- July 14, 2021: Disney Baby Winnie the Pooh Rattle Sets by Walgreens are recalled because the feet detach, posing a choking hazard.
- July 14, 2021: Ozone 500 Boys’ and Girls’ Elevate 24-inch Bicycle by Academy Sports + Outdoors recalled as the rear shock spring could become stuck, posing fall risks.
- Sept. 24, 2021: Newborn lounger pillows by Boppy recalled after eight children reportedly suffocated to death.
- Dec. 16, 2021: Infant Bath Seats by Karmas are recalled because they didn’t meet the federal safety standard for infant bath seats, posing a potential drowning hazard.
- Dec. 22, 2021: Angle Line Bunk Beds by Longwood Forest recalled because of a risk of entrapment and strangulation by the angled ladders.
Most recalled products continue to be in use, which is why you should check the CPSC website to ensure your children’s products aren’t in the recall category. As your partner in everything child related, Bard & Didriksen Pediatrics has many resources available on our website to help you keep up with child safety information and pediatric care.