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Note: This post was from 2006. Every year there are more and more toy recalls to consider, and thus we have posted again for the 2007 season. Click here to see the toys recalled so far in 2007 for lead-based paint from China.
We have compiled a list of some important recalls on child’s clothing and toys for the holiday season. Please make note of the products below when shopping for children over the holidays. However, as there is no way of knowing about future recalls, we suggest you check back with our Consumer Product Recalls section often. It is updated daily with information from major governmental organizations. Have a happy – and safe – holiday season.
Polly Pocket Magnetic Play Sets by Mattel
About 2.4 million play sets recalled
Various Toys Recalled by Target for Lead Poisoning and Laceration Hazards
About 190,500 recalled toys
Play Wonder Puzzle Tables Recalled by Target for Choking Hazards
About 7,100 child’s puzzle tables recalled
Helix Remote Control Helicopter Toys Recalled for Burn Hazard
About 46,200 toy helicopters recalled
Time Sport International Bicycle Pedals Recalled Due to Fall Hazard
About 18,000 units recalled
Minnie Mouse Cardigans Recalled by Wal-Mart for Strangulation Hazard
About 14,000 Cardigan Sweaters Recalled
RC2 Recalls Toy Keys Due to Choking Hazard
About 275,000 Recalled Toys
“Cars” Toy Chests Sold at Toys “R” Us Recalled by Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard
(Editor’s note: It’s 2006. You would think they would have stopped using lead paint on toys by now.)
About 3,000 Toy chests recalled
Woodles Activity Toys Recalled for Choking Hazard
About 18,900 Toys recalled
Flashing Pacifiers Recalled for Choking, Aspiration and Strangulation Hazards
About 237,000 Pacifiers Recalled
Safe Christmas and Holiday Shopping Tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission:
– Avoid building sets with small magnets for children under the age of six. If swallowed, serious injuries and/or death can occur.
– Avoid toys with small parts, which can cause choking, for children under three.
– Riding toys, skateboards and in-line skates go fast and falls could be deadly. Helmets and safety gear should be sized to fit.
– Projectile toys such as air rockets, darts and sling shots are for older children. Improper use of these toys can result in serious eye injuries.
– Charging batteries should be supervised by adults. Chargers and adapters can pose thermal burn hazards to children.
– Be a label reader. Look for toy labels that give age and safety recommendations and use that information as a guide.
– Select toys to suit the age, abilities, skills and interest level of the intended child. Look for sturdy construction, such as tightly-secured eyes, noses and other potential small parts.
– Avoid all toys that have sharp edges and points for children under 8 years of age.
– Once the gifts are open, immediately discard plastic wrappings on toys before they become dangerous play things.
– Keep toys appropriate for older children away from younger siblings or neighbors.
– Pay attention to instructions and warnings on battery chargers. Some chargers lack any device to prevent overcharging.
US Recall News wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season.