Most Dangerous Children’s Toys 2023

Dangerous Children's Toys 2023

1. Cosco Jump, Spin & Play Activity Centers

2. 2-in-1 Outdoor Kids Swings

3. “Wooden Music Shaker” and “DTR M&M Maracas” Baby Rattles

4. Robo Alive Junior Baby Shark Sing & Swim Bath Toys (full-size) and Robo Alive Junior Mini Baby Shark Swimming Bath Toys (mini-size)

5. Klickpick Home Recalls Stainless Steel Children’s Cup Sets

6. Infant Bath Seats

7. Chuckle & Roar Ultimate Water Beads Activity Kits

8. Colorful Metal Neodymium Magic Magnetic Balls – 8 color, 5mm

9. The FORT Children’s Play Tents

10. “My First” Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Buzz Lightyear, and Stitch Figurines

1.

Cosco Jump, Spin & Play Activity Centers

The straps of the activity centers have the potential to detach or break while a child is using it, which can result in falls and injuries to the child.

Customers are advised to discontinue the use of the recalled activity centers promptly and reach out to Dorel for a replacement. Instructions will be provided for consumers on how they can cut through the straps of the activity centers and send a photo of the cut straps for them to receive a free replacement activity center from Dorel.

The firm has received 141 reports of the straps detaching or breaking, which have resulted in 38 minor injuries including bumps, bruises, and scratches.

Cosco Jump, Spin & Play Activity Centers
2.

2-in-1 Outdoor Kids Swings

The swing seat restraint straps have the potential to break, which could result in young children falling. [1]

Consumers are advised to discontinue the use of the 2-in-1 Outdoor Kids Swings and contact Delta Enterprise Corp for replacement straps at no cost. 

The firm has received seven reports of swing seat restraint straps breaking. There have been no reports of injuries.

3.

“Wooden Music Shaker” and “DTR M&M Maracas” Baby Rattles

The bottom portion of the recalled baby rattles has the potential to detach, which could pose risks of choking and/or ingestion.

Consumers are advised to promptly remove the recalled baby rattles from children, discontinue their use, and return them to a Primark store to receive a full refund. [2]

This recall involves the Primark baby rattles, “Wooden Music Shaker” and “DTR M&M Maracas”. The baby rattles were sold in yellow, red, light green,, and light blue colors. The red baby rattle has a “Minnie Mouse” image on it, and the yellow baby rattle has a “Mickey Mouse” image on it. The numbers 7495201 (Wooden Music Shaker) or 5311101 (DTR M&M Maracas) are printed on the product packaging.

“Wooden Music Shaker” and “DTR M&M Maracas” Baby Rattles
4.

Robo Alive Junior Baby Shark Sing & Swim Bath Toys (full-size) and Robo Alive Junior Mini Baby Shark Swimming Bath Toys (mini-size)

When using the recalled bath toys, especially in a bathtub or wading pool, there is a potential for a child slipping, falling, or sitting on the hard plastic top fin of the shark, which can cause impalement, lacerations, and punctures.

Consumers are advised to discontinue use of the recalled bath toys and to reach out to Zuru for a complete refund of $14 for each full-size bath toy or $6 for each mini-size bath toy, in the form of a prepaid virtual Mastercard. 

Zuru has received 12 reports of children being injured by the recalled full-size Baby Shark bath toy, including impalement injuries, lacerations, and puncture wounds to sensitive areas such as the genital, anorectal, and facial regions. Nine of the incidents necessitated stitches or medical attention. No incidents or injuries related to the Mini Baby Shark bath toys have been reported.

5.

Klickpick Home Recalls Stainless Steel Children’s Cup Sets

The bottom exterior of the stainless-steel cups contains a solder bead that exceeds the federal lead content ban. Lead can be harmful to young children if ingested and may cause negative health impacts. The lid may crack and break while in use, which can create sharp edges and small parts. This could potentially be dangerous for children, as it poses both a laceration and choking hazard.

Consumers are advised to remove the recalled cups from children, discontinue use, and reach out to Klickpick Home for a complete refund. Klickpick Home and Amazon are reaching out to all known purchasers directly.

Klickpick Home Recalls Stainless Steel Children’s Cup Sets
6.

Infant Bath Seats

The bath seats do not comply with federal safety regulations for infant bath seats, including stability and leg opening requirements, and may tip over during use, posing a risk of drowning for babies.

Consumers are advised to discontinue the use of the recalled infant bath seats and contact Uncle Wu Life for a pre-paid label to facilitate the return of the product. Consumers will receive a full refund upon returning the infant bath seats. UncleWu Life and Amazon are sending notifications directly to all known purchasers.

7.

Chuckle & Roar Ultimate Water Beads Activity Kits

If a water bead is ingested, it expands and can present hazards such as choking, and intestinal obstruction. This can cause severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration, and a risk of death to a child.

Buffalo Games received a report of a 10-month-old child’s death in July 2023 in Wisconsin after swallowing the recalled water beads. Buffalo Games also received a report of a 9-month-old child being seriously injured in November 2022 in Maine. The child swallowed water beads, resulting in an intestinal obstruction that required surgery for removal.

8.

Colorful Metal Neodymium Magic Magnetic Balls - 8 color, 5mm

The magnetic ball sets have been found to not meet the requirements of the mandatory federal toy regulation by CPSC testing. This is because they contain one or more magnets that fit within CPSC’s small parts cylinder and the magnets are stronger than what is permitted.

When magnets are swallowed, they can attract each other or another metal object and get stuck in the digestive system. These outcomes may include perforations, twisting and/or blockage of the intestines, infection, blood poisoning, and death.

Colorful Metal Neodymium Magic Magnetic Balls - 8 color, 5mm
9.

The FORT Children’s Play Tents

The magnets used to connect the various pieces of The FORT can pose choking and laceration hazards to young children if they become dislodged from their pouches.

CPSC urges consumers to dispose of recalled children’s play tents and NOT to resell or donate them. The sale or distribution of recalled products is prohibited by federal law. The firm has ceased operations, and there are no available solutions for consumers.

There have been 17 reports of loose or broken magnets associated with The FORT children’s play tents. These incidents have resulted in laceration injuries to two adults and a pinched finger to one child.

The FORT Children’s Play Tents
10.

“My First” Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Buzz Lightyear, and Stitch Figurines

The arms or legs on the figurines can detach, which could potentially be a choking hazard for children.

The recall includes soft vinyl figurines of Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Buzz Lightyear, and Stitch. Several of the figurines have a bead rattle. The measurements range from 4.25 to 5.25 inches in height.

Consumers are advised to remove the recalled toys from children and contact Kids Preferred for instructions on how to obtain a full refund. Consumers who register for the recall will be provided with a pre-paid shipping label to return the product to the firm to receive a full refund.

If you or your child have been injured as a result of a toy, contact Goldberg & Loren for product liability representation today.

Sources:

[1] 2-in-1 Outdoor Kids Swing Recall. (n.d.). Delta Children. https://www.deltachildren.com/pages/kids-swing-recall

[2] Recall – Wooden Music Shaker | Primark. (n.d.). https://www.primark.com/en-us/help/recall-wooden-music-shaker

[3] Kindelan, K. (2023, June 23). Over 7 million Baby Shark bath toys recalled due to risk of injuries to kids. ABC News. https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Family/7-million-baby-shark-bath-toys-recalled-due/story?id=100308709

[4] Customer, C. (n.d.). Klickpick Home Recalls Stainless Steel Children’s Cup Sets Due to Violation of Federal Lead Content Ban; Sold Exclusively at Amazon.com (Recall Alert). https://clevercustomer.us/product-recalls/2023/11/

[5] Infant bath seats sold on Amazon recalled for drowning hazard. (2023, November 6). Silive. https://www.silive.com/news/2023/11/infant-bath-seats-sold-on-amazon-recalled-for-drowning-hazard.html

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