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2010 Product Recalls

2010 Product Recalls of Baby and Toddler Toys and Gear

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Do you have any of these unsafe items in your home? Do you know anyone who does? All of these items were recalled in 2010 because they are dangerous to your children or your family. If you see something you own, stop using it immediately. Most companies offer free repair kits or replacements and many will give you a full refund.

BabyLegs Recall of Socks and Leg Warmers with Heart Appliqué

Baby Legs
Photo © CPSC

BabyLegs leg warmers and socks are being recalled because there is a heart appliqué that can detach and pose a choking hazard. About 4,500 of these were sold for about $11 from August through November of this year. There has been 1 report of choking but no injury was involved. Only those products with the heart are being recalled. You should remove the heart and throw it away before letting your child wear the socks or leg warmers again. You can also contact BabyLegs at 888-791-6098 or on their site to get a full refund or a coupon for another product, if you wish.

Hyland's Teething Tablets Recalled

These teething tablets are being recalled because they contain small amounts of belladonna, which can be harmful. Stop using the teething tablets immediately and contact a health care provider if your child experiences any of the following after having used them:

  • Seizures
  • Breathing problems
  • Unusual sleepiness or lethargy
  • Weakness
  • Flushing
  • Constipation
  • Problems urinating
  • Agitation

You are also encouraged to report symptoms to the FDA on their website or by calling 1-800-332-1088. To learn more about getting a refund or a coupon for another product, you can fill out the form at Hyland's site.

Four Deaths Prompt Graco Stroller Recall

Graco Quattro
Photo © CPSC
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, four infants have died due to strangulation in either a Graco Quattro or MetroLite stroller and there have been six other reports of entrapment or injury. Graco is recalling these strollers from use until they have been fitted with a free repair kit.

The problem with these strollers involves the opening between the seat tray and bottom. If not properly strapped in, a child's head can become entrapped there by the tray where strangulation could occur.

If your Quattro was made before Nov. 2006 or your MetroLite before July 2007 then it is part of this recall. Learn more about model numbers in this recall and how to get your repair kit by visiting Graco's site or calling 877-828-4046.

Various Graco Strollers

Graco Strollers
Photo © CPSC

About 1.5 million strollers from Graco (models "Passage," "Alano," and "Spree") are being recalled because the hinges in the canopy can cause fingertip amputations and lacerations during opening or closing. There have been seven reports of this happening with five of those resulting in amputations and two in lacerations. These strollers, which started selling in 2004 at major retailers like Walmart and Target, were made with two different types of hinges. Only those with the plastic hinges with indented positioning notches are affected by this recall. To get a free hinge cover repair kit, visit the company's Web site or call 800-345-4109.

Fisher-Price Recalls More than 10 Million Products

Barbie Princess Ride On Toy
Photo © CPSC
A lot of toys and toddler gear have been recalled by Fisher-Price. They are:
  • Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me High Chairs
  • The Little People Wheelies Stand 'n Play Rampway
  • The Trikes and Trough Toddler Tricycles
  • Baby Playzone Crawl and Cruise Playground
  • Baby Playzone Crawl and Slide Arcade
  • Ocean Wonders Kick and Crawl Aquarium
  • Baby Gymnastics Play Wall
  • 1-2-3 Tetherball
  • Bat and Score Goal

If you have any of these toys, stop using them and contact Fisher-Price at 800-432-5437 or visit their website for more details about replacements, repair kits or refunds.

Step2 Recalls Sand / Water Transportation Toys

Step 2 Sand and Water Transportation Toy
Photo © CPSC

These sand and water transportation toys made by Step2 are being recalled because the blue wheels on the train can detach and pose a choking hazard. More than 60,000 were sold for about $50 at stores like Target from Dec. 2008, through June of this year. There have been no reports of injuries at this time. Stop using the train cars and visit the company's Web site or call 800-347-8372 to obtain free replacements.

Pottery Barn Drop Side Cribs

Pottery Barn Drop Side Crib
Photo © CPSC

This company is recalling all its drop-side cribs no matter what the model number (see images of all the cribs involved at their website). This comes after receiving 36 reports malfunctioning sides that resulted in seven injuries. Stop using the crib and contact Pottery Barn Kids at 877-804-3847 to get a free kit that will immobilize the drop side.

Tots in Mind Play Yard Tents Recalled

Tots in Mind Play Yard
Photo © CPSC

The Cozy Indoor Outdoor Portable Playard Tents Plus Cabana Kits from Tots in Mind are being recalled after the death of a 2-year-old boy. He was able to remove the plastic clips that secured the tent to the play yard so nylon ties were used to secure it instead. The child was found entrapped between the frame of the play yard and the metal rod of the tent. There have been other reports of children who were able to remove the clips and poke their necks out, but thankfully, without injury. These tents were sold at Amazon.com, Walmart and other retailers going back as far as 2005. Tots in Mind is offering replacement clips which you can get by calling the company at 800-626-0339 or by filling out the form on their website.

Great Value Chicken Nuggets Recalled

Great Value Chicken Nuggets
Photo © USDA

According to the USDA, Purdue Farms, Inc., is recalling about 90,000 pounds of Great Value Chicken Nuggets because customer complaints led them to find pieces of blue plastic in the nuggets. There have been no injuries reported however.

To see if your bag is included in this recall, look on the back for three numbers:

  • Establishment number - P-33944
  • Case code - 89008 A0160
  • Use by date - June 9, 2011

Return the bags to your local Walmart store for a refund or contact the manufacturer at 877-727-3447 for more information.

More than 2 Million Cribs Recalled

Million Dollar Baby Crib Recall
Photo © CPSC
The recall involves both stationary- and drop-side cribs from seven different companies with hazards including suffocation, entrapment and falls. Each company is offering free repair kits so parents do not need to return the cribs. You will, however, need to find a safer place for your child to sleep until those kits are delivered to eliminate the risk of injury.
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