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More Simplicity brand cribs recalled

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Various retailers have announced a voluntary recall of side drop cribs made by Simplicity, Inc. You may remember Simplicity from a year ago, when other of their cribs were recalled after infant deaths occurred. Not surprisingly, Simplicity is now out of business. With this round of apparently shoddy craftsmanship the crib side drops down all […]

Abbott recalls Calcilo infant formula

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Abbott has announced a voluntary recall of their Calcilo XD infant formula, after it was found the can may have been faulty, letting in air and causing oxidation. Oxidation = spoiled formula. Babies drinking the formula could experience gastronomic distress, like vomiting and diarrhea. Only the 14.1 ounce (400g) cans of the XD Low-Calcium/Vitamin D-Free […]

Little Rider toys recalled for lead

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The Master Toys and Novelties company have mastered putting lead paint on their Little Rider toys. Paint on certain parts of the toy exceed recommended lead levels, which as we all know by now can be hazardous to children if the paint flakes and is ingested even in small quantities. About 6,000 of these toys […]

Douglas blankets recalled for strangulation hazard

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Out of all the things that put our kids in harm’s way, we didn’t think they’re blankie would be one of them. But apparently they can be just as deadly as any of them, and Douglas is recalling their line of Lil’ Snugglers children’s blankets, because of reports that the satin edge can come loose, […]

Beco Butterfly Baby Carriers Recalled for Fall Hazard

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Better put down the coffee, lady, you’re going to need both hands free to catch your baby. Because while the Beco Butterfly baby carrier is awfully cute, the shoulder strap buckles can “unexpectedly release tension”, which might unexpectedly release your infant. And unless you have the reflexes of an NFL wide receiver, it might result […]

Fake teeth recalled for lead

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We’ll admit that sometimes when certain items are recalled for lead paint, we question anyone chewing on said item in the first place. But then there are slam dunks like these “Hillbilly Teeth” from Funtastic that, you know, go directly in your kid’s mouth, so it might be a good idea to make them lead […]

Toy robots recalled for lead paint

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Out of all the ways warrior robots have to kill, poisoning you slowly with lead paint while you play with it doesn’t seem the most efficient. New from OKK Trading, it’s Passive Aggressive Robot! These lead paint laden playthings were sold between October and November, 2007 under the “Interchange Robots” label at dollar stores nationwide […]

Books recalled for choking hazard

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One doesn’t normally equate the words “book” and “choking hazard”. But in this day and age where reading apparently isn’t an entertaining enough activity, books come with toys, and in this case, the toys have parts that can detach and are small enough to be swallowed. 17,000 Little Builder Children’s Board Book Sets from Dalmatian […]

Dart boards recalled for magnet hazard

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We don’t know if “magnet hazard” is even an official phrase, but we’re going with it. A magnetic dart board sold at Family Dollar stores between 2002 and 2008 for, uh, $1 is being recalled because the magnets in the darts can come loose. If the magnets are swallowed, it poses a danger because they […]

Dollar Tree recalls Cuddly Cousin insect toys

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Psst! I’m not sure if you know this, but there’s shoddy merchandise at the dollar store. I KNOW! Shocking, I could hardly believe it myself when I found out. And now I hear it’s even worse, the Dollar Tree chain is recalling toys. I gotta think that’s the first time that’s happened in the history […]

Imaginarium Activity Centers recalled for choking hazard

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One would think that a baby toy primarily made up of beads would have said beads properly secured. Apparently that’s not the case with the Imaginarium Multi-Sided Activity Centers and Jungle Activity Centers, which are being recalled because their small parts can come loose, posing a choking hazard. The toys were sold at Toys ‘R […]

Camo sweatshirt recalled for strangulation hazard

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Great, now our 4-year-old has nothing to wear when he goes deer hunting. A hooded sweatshirt by Brents-Riordan, Inc. is being recalled because the drawstring in the hood poses a strangulation hazard. As you can imagine, young kids could get entangled in the string, something the CPSC has pointed out since *1996*. Apparently China didn’t […]

Munire Furniture cribs recalled for fall hazard

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Well just looking at the picture of this crib it looks like a baby could easily fall out regardless of it being broken or not, but perhaps we’re just not up on the latest in crib styles. Apparently the problem is that the support brackets on the mattress support spring are too long, which blocks […]

Ty, Inc. refuses to pull lead tainted doll

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Over at our sister news site, Minor Topics, they are reporting that toy manufacturer Ty, Inc. (most known for producing Beanie Babies) is refusing to pull the Jammin’ Jenna doll from shelves despite it being tested for high levels of lead. What the hell is wrong with them?

Pacific Cycle Children's Bike Trailer Recall

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Remember that scene from Better Off Dead, when the paper boy (“I want my two dollars!”) is on his bike chasing John Cusack down a mountain, and he loses control and goes flying over a cliff? Funny in the movie, not so funny if it happened in real life. That’s why if you have a […]

First Years toddler seat two-fer recall

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It’s Two-fer Thursday here at Total Recall, courtesy of RC2 Corp. and their toddler seat recalls! First up, it’s the First Years Newborn-to-Toddler Reclining Feeding Seat. Apparently the seat restraints don’t do the one thing they are supposed to — you know, restrain — and they’ve received 38 reports of the straps almost or completely […]

Ameriwood entertainment centers recalled after child's death

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After receiving a report of a 19-month-old being killed as well as three other injuries, the CPSC is issuing a recall notice for the Ameriwood entertainment center due to the fact that if the back panel on the unit is not properly secured, it has the potential to collapse. Sheesh, first we have to bolt […]

Toys recalled for containing GHB — WTF?

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OK, China is just fucking with us now. As if lead weren’t bad enough, thanks to a tip from commenter half ass dad we come to find out that millions of the toy “Aqua Dots” are being recalled due to the fact that when swallowed, the body metabolizes it into gamma hydroxy butyrate — otherwise […]

Fisher-Price kitchen toys recalled for choking hazard

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Mattel is having a rough year — first the recall of 9 million toys for lead paint, then another 800,000 toys recalled for lead paint and magnet hazards, and now they are looking at a recall of 172,000 Fisher-Price “Laugh & Learn” kitchen sets due to a choking hazard. Apparently the sets contain some tiny […]

China shutting down toy exports from over 700 factories

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Is China finally getting on the ball regarding all the lead-laden crapola they’ve been shipping over here to our kids? According to the Associated Press, a four month long crackdown has been taking place, with the end result being China revoking export licenses from 764 toy factories: Problems in China’s toy industry came into focus […]

Home lead test kits ain't going to cut it

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As part of dealing with the great lead paint scare of aught seven, we fell into the warm, comforting cocoon of the basic lead tests purchased at any hardware store — if that little strip didn’t turn pink after dabbing on our children’s toys, we were home free. Well, according to a recent CPSC staff […]

JCPenney lead paint hat trick

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Is it bad that when I first read about these recalls I thought, “JCPenney is still open?” And then what made it worse is that my wife reminded me there was one at the mall down the street. Hey, I’m not trying to be elitist, it’s just nowadays when I think cheap pants, I think […]

Infant cold and cough medications recalled

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OK, this is a new one on me, but pharmaceutical makers have decided to recall their OTC cold and cough remedies that had previous been recommended for children under 2 not because there is really anything inherently dangerous about them, but rather because some parents are too dumb to follow the dosage directions. Read more […]

Simplicity Cribs recalled after infant deaths – UPDATED

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Wow, this is scary — approximately one million Simplicity Cribs are being recalled because of a defect in the drop-side. The hardware was made so that apparently it’s pretty easy to assemble the drop-side upside down. This causes it to be able to detach, creating a gap large enough for infants to get stuck and […]

Baby's Bliss Gripe Water recalled

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Just because it’s labeled “herbal” or “natural” or “organic” doesn’t always mean it’s 100% safe: The Food and Drug Administration warned parents Thursday to avoid Baby’s Bliss Gripe Water-Apple Flavor, a liquid herbal supplement for baby colic, as it could be contaminated. The FDA conducted lab tests that confirmed the presence of Cryptosporidium, a parasite […]