2012 roundup of child product recalls
In 2012, millions of units of children’s products were recalled, though not all those recalled products were manufactured in 2012. Below are just some of the most dangerous to look out for.
For an up-to-date list of recalls in all product categories, check the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website. See all of Consumer Reports’ recall news here.
If you own any recalled product of any kind, you should stop using it immediately and follow the recall notice’s instructions for seeking a refund or repair kit, whichever applies. Recall notices for every product are available on the CPSC’s website, as well as at the links below.
HIGH CHAIRS, BATH SEATS, OTHER CHAIRS
About 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats due to fall hazard and risk of serious head injury when used on elevated surfaces.
More than 2 million Summer Infant Baby Bathers bath seats due to fall danger and risk of serious head injury.
More than 485,000 Chicco Polly high chairs due to laceration hazard from protruding pegs on chair legs.
About 155,000 Nap Nanny infant recliners due to defects in the product’s design, warnings, and instructions that pose a risk of injury and death to infants who hang or fall out over the side of the recliner.
Nearly 90,000 Graco Classic Wood high chairs due to fall hazard caused by seats that detach.
About 50,000 Dream on Me child bath seats (various models) due to drowning hazard.
About 40,000 Topeak Babyseat II bicycle carrier seats due to fingertip laceration and amputation hazard.
35,000 Evenflo convertible high chairs due to fall hazard caused by a tray that detaches.
223,000 Peg Perego Venezia and Pliko-P3 strollers due to a strangulation hazard involving the tray.
About 36,000 Kolcraft Contours Options three- and four-wheeled strollers due to a hinge mechanism that is a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard.
More than 10,000 Baby Jogger City Versa strollers due to a frame that fails to lock, causing a fall hazard.
About 5,600 Kolcraft Contours Options LT Tandem strollers due to both a front wheel assembly that can break and cause a fall hazard, and screws that can detach and cause a choking hazard.
About 3,000 Kelty Speedster Swivel Deluxe and Swivel Deuce jogging strollers due to a front wheel that can loosen and cause tipovers, and injuries to children and adults.