Want to keep your children safe from dangerous products? Visit these sources regularly to find out if any of your child's toys have been recalled.

How can I find out if any of my child's toys have been recalled?

 

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baby products can cause harmParents may unwittingly allow their children to come into contact with dangerous toys every day. Children who go to day care, receive hand-me-downs, or even receive toys and games as gifts may be put at risk of serious injuries. Safety recalls can be invaluable in alerting the public to dangers of new and untested products, allowing children to stay safe while they play.

How to Stay Informed About Children’s Toy Recall Alerts

Many federal agencies issue recall alerts that affect children, including the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In order to make it easier for parents to get information relating to their children, Safe Kids offers a month-by-month list of child-related recalls from major manufacturer, including Fisher-Price, Playskool, Hasbro, Mattel, and Disney, as well as recalls from toy outlets such as Toys 'R' Us, Target, and Wal-Mart.

These resources can track the latest dangers to children’s:

  • Clothes. In February, Dillard’s recalled over 1,000 baby girls’ faux-fur hooded bear coats when it was discovered that the snaps could detach and pose a choking hazard.
  • Toys. Little Tikes recalled its Snug ‘n Secure pink toddler swings earlier this year after reports that the plastic seat may crack and pose a fall hazard.
  • Electronics. Barnes & Noble has recalled power adapters for its NOOK Tablet 7” due to the adapter’s tendency to break and pose a shock hazard when plugged into an outlet.
  • Furniture. IKEA recently issued an advisory that all of its MALM dressers should be securely anchored to the wall after two children died when the dressers tipped over onto them.
  • Dishes. Popular drink system SodaStream has recalled its blue-tinted, one liter plastic carbonating bottles after warnings that the bottles can burst under pressure.

Be sure to check back regularly for more alerts and consumer news about children's products. If your child was injured by a defective product, call us today for information from an experienced Seattle child safety and personal injury attorney.