Keeping our kids safe in this crazy big world is a daunting task. But one advantage we have that previous generations didn’t is the speed of information — especially when it comes to product recalls. As much as most manufacturers test their products to be safe on children, the process is far from perfect (and not always well regulated). Car seats, children’s clothing, sleepers and other items we need to raise our kids may have hidden dangers that no one originally foresaw, so safety recall announcements are pretty darn important.
Recalls are also very difficult to keep track of at all times, which is why we hope you can turn to us to give you the heads up when they come out. We’ll also use this space to list every major product for children and babies we’ve heard about this year. (And here are 2019’s product recalls.)
Some of what we list here are products you should stop using immediately and contact the manufacturer for a recall. In other cases, the situation is not so dire: There may be a repair the manufacturer can make, or just a part of the product is unusable. That’s the case with one of the most recent recalls related to some Kolcraft bassinets and sleepers. Read on for more.
Note: This article is constantly being updated. For the most accurate and up-to-date information about recalls, be sure to check with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, as well as Recalls.gov, an online resource for government recalls including the consumer goods, foods, medicine and more.
Kolcraft Cuddle ‘n Care & Preferred Position 2-in-1 Bassinet & Incline Sleepers
The Kolcraft Cuddle ‘n Care 2-in-1 Bassinet & Incline Sleepers (model number starting with KB063) and Preferred Position 2-in-1 Bassinet & Incline Sleepers (model number starting with KB061) as a whole are fine to use, but the company is recalling the incline sleeper accessories included in both of those products. This is because of the infant deaths related to other inclined sleepers, caused by babies rolling from their backs to their fronts.
Stop using the sleepers immediately and visit Kolcraft.com for a $35 voucher to be used on the site or a $20 refund.
Contigo Kids’ Water Bottles
They’re back! We can’t seem to hear the end of issues with Contigo’s kids water bottles. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Comission issued a recall of millions of them on August 27, 2019, due to an issue where the little silicone spout can detach — and a tiny detachable silicone piece is exactly what you do NOT want your child sucking on, as it poses a serious choking hazard.
At the time, ABC reported that Contigo received 149 complaints about the detachable spout, “including 18 incidents in which the spout was discovered in a child’s mouth.” And today, a second recall was issued — this time for the water bottles and replacement lids that Contigo gave out back in August, since they are apparently still detaching. Yikes.
Contigo will supply a free lid replacement for the recalled products, but honestly, at this point maybe find another water bottle?
Infantino Baby Carriers
Three different carriers made by Infantino — the Go Forward 4-in-1 Evolved Ergonomic (lot codes 2018 0619 and 2018 0719), Flip Front2back (lot code 2018 0719), and Up Close Newborn infant carriers (lot code 2018 0719) — are all being recalled because their buckles can break, creating a fall hazard. Visit Infantino.com for more info.
Sophie la Giraffe Bead Maze
The triangle shape in this Sophie toy imported from Belgium presents a choking hazard for young children. If yours is from batch numbers 9321/J09504/022019, 9474/J09504/042019, or 9549/J09504/052019, stop using that piece immediately and email [email protected] for a replacement triangle.
TINFL Children’s Pajama Pants
These cotton pants sold on Amazon by K-Apparel fail to meet flammability standards for children’s PJs (they’re either supposed to be flame-retardant or tight-fitting). K-Apparel is contacting those who purchased them (lot numbers 58500-51, 58500-52, 58500-53, 58500-54, 58500-55, 58500-56, 58500-57, 58500-59, 58500-60, 58500-61, 58500-62, 58500-63, 58500-65, 58500-66, 58500-67, 58500-69, 58500-70, and 58500-71), but in case they haven’t, email [email protected] with “Product Recall” in the subject line.
Summer Infant SwaddleMe By Your Bed Sleeper
This sleeper is part of the many inclined sleepers being recalled because of the infant deaths reported in other inclined sleeping products. If you’ve purchased model No. 91394, visit SummerInfant.com for instructions on how to destroy the product and send the company proof for a refund.
Graco Little Lounger Rocking Seat
This is yet another inclined sleeper recalled for those other inclined sleeper infant deaths. Visit GracoBaby.com for info on refunds or vouchers.
Delta Incline Sleeper with Adjustable Feeding Position for Newborns
These incline sleepers might also go by these brand names: Beautyrest Beginnings Incline Sleeper with Adjustable Feeding Position for Newborns; Disney Baby Minnie Mouse Incline Sleeper with Adjustable Feeding Position for Newborns; Delta Children Deluxe 3-in-1 Activity Rocker, Feeder and Sleeper; Simmons Kids Beautyrest Deluxe 3-in-1 Activity Rocker, Feeder, and Sleeper; 3-in-1 Activity Rocker, Feeder and Incline Sleeper. As with the others, they’re being recalled because safety experts have deemed that all such devices pose a suffocation risk for infants. Visit DeltaChildren.com for refund info.
Evenflo Pillo Portable Napper
In case you skipped over the other slides, this is part of the collective recall of all incline sleepers, because of the risk of infants rolling over and suffocating in them. Instructions on refunds are at Evenflo.com.
Baby Trend Tango Mini Strollers
Baby Trend issued a recall in January 2020 of its Tango Mini Stroller, which has been deemed a fall hazard due to hinge joints that can collapse/let go under pressure. Yikes.
The product in question was sold on Amazon.com and at Target (in stores and online) from October 2019 through November 2019. About 2,000 units have been recalled but no injuries have been reported.
Little Bambino 4 in 1 Canopy Tricycle
The paint on some versions of these stroller-tricycle hybrids sold on Amazon was shown to contain lead. Amazon is contacting confirmed purchasers, but if you have model BW204 and UPC code 653981740030, 653981740092, 653981740108, 656857123326, 656857123333, or 656857123340, you can get more info on a full refund from Little Bambino.
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