When shopping for children’s items during the holiday season, it is important to ensure that these products are safe. Most children’s items are safe for use and make great gifts. However, 30 children’s products have been recalled since the beginning of 2020, so it is important to make sure you’re not gifting a recalled product.
It is important to be aware of products that have been recalled so that you can avoid purchasing them. If a product has been recalled, it should be removed from all store shelves. However, this doesn’t always happen. Products purchased on second-hand sites such as Facebook Marketplace can also be recalled. Some recalled children’s products to be aware of include:
- Inclined Sleepers—various brands, including Fisher-Price Rock n Play, have been recalled as they pose a suffocation risk to infants. Millions of units have been recalled.
- Contigo Water Bottles—kids’ water bottles with a black spout and base were recalled because the spout can detach and become a choking risk. The water bottles had been previously recalled, and consumers were given a replacement lid, but that lid had the same problems.
- Grizzly Industrial Children’s Tool Kits—the children’s tool kits were recalled because they contained an excess level of lead and failed to meet toy safety standards.
- Manhattan Toy Musical L’il Llama—the llama toy was recalled because the screws used to attach the spinning flowers on the side could become detached, resulting in choking hazards.
- Stargate Apparel Bunz Kidz Children’s Sleepwear Sets—the sleepwear was recalled because it was determined that the sets were flammable and posed a risk of burn injuries to children.
- Hasbro Super Soakers—these water guns were recalled because the sticker on the gun contained an unacceptable level of lead that could be harmful to children.
If you are unsure if the product you purchased has been recalled, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has a complete database of recalls.
Contact a Product Liability Attorney
If you or your child has been injured by a defective product, you should have your case evaluated by an experienced product liability attorney. At Bonina & Bonina, P.C., we have been helping the victims of defective products for over 50 years. Contact us online or call us at 1-888-MEDLAW1 to schedule your free consultation. Home and hospital visits are available. Se habla español.