The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released a list of toys to be recalled from shelves within the past month due to different potential hazards.
Wondering if your child is safe with his favorite plaything? Here’s a composed list of the five most recent recalls and the potential hazard they can cause to your child below:
- Battat® Musical Wooden Table Toys – Recalled Sept. 29. Battat Inc. recently announced a voluntary recall of the Musical Wooden Table Toys, due to a choking hazard after receiving nine reports of loose and detached pegs, according to CPSC. Parents can contact Battat at (800) 247-6144 to receive a free replacement product.
- LM Import & Export Toy Cars – Recalled Sept. 28. LM Import & Export, Inc. recalled their package of toy cars due to a violation of lead paint standard, according to CPSC. The CPSC urges parents to return these cars immediately or contact LM Import & Export at (305) 622-7122 for a full refund.
- Little Tikes® Toy Workshop and Tool Sets – Extended Recall Sept. 28. After two incidents where children choked when the product’s toy nail became lodged in their throat, Little Tikes and the CPSC have recalled the toy workshops, according to the CPSC. The CPSC urges parents to immediately take the toy nails away from young children and contact Little Tikes at (800) 321-0183 for free replacement toy nails.
- Pottery Barn Kids® Dolls – Recalled Sept. 8. Pottery Barn Kids, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., recalled their Chloe, Audrey and Sophia dolls after the firm received five reports of dolls with looped hair, including one report where a strand of loop hair was found around the neck of a 21-month-old child, according to the CPSC. Parents should take the dolls away from children immediately and cut the looped hair of the dolls. For additional information on handling the dolls, parents should call Pottery Barn Kids at (855) 880-4504.
- Manhattan Group Twirlla™ Wooden Rattle – Recalled Sept. 1. Manhattan Group LLC recalled the Twirlla Wooden Rattle due to the toy’s breakable u-shaped parts causing a potential chocking hazard, according to the CPSC. The CPSC urges parent to take the rattles away from young children immediately and return them for a full refund. Parents can contact Manhattan Group at (800) 541-1345.
For the readers wondering the significance of a recall, let’s look further into the meaning. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product, because it is either defective or potentially harmful, as our examples have shown. The CPSC urges parents to immediately remove any toy on the list from your household. Child safety comes first and in most cases, you’ll be able to get your money back.
For more information on recalled children’s toys in the past year visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website at: www.cpsp.gov/cpscpub/prerel/category/toy.html.