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James Swartz on Holiday Toy Safety

James Swartz on Holiday Toy Safety Toys are often colorful and innocent-looking, and should provide hours of safe enjoyment and learning opportunities. Unfortunately, defective toys, sold for infants and children of all ages, can cause death and debilitating injury when designers

James Swartz on Holiday Toy Safety2020-05-06T15:58:09-04:00

Fisher-Price issues product warning after 10 infant deaths reported

Fisher-Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued a product warning after multiple reports of infant deaths in a Fisher-Price product. SOURCE: Consumer Product Safety Commission Fisher-Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued a product warning after multiple reports of infant deaths

Fisher-Price issues product warning after 10 infant deaths reported2019-04-09T10:56:37-04:00

W.A.T.C.H. Out! 2016 Summer Safety for Children

On June 28th, the consumer advocacy group W.A.T.C.H. (World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc.) presented its 2016 Summer Safety Report at its annual "Safe Fun in the Sun" conference at Franciscan Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. The conference addressed “Summer Safety Traps” of common outdoor

W.A.T.C.H. Out! 2016 Summer Safety for Children2016-06-28T16:49:47-04:00

W.A.T.C.H. Out! Summer Hazards for Children

There are thousands of toy related injuries each year, nearly half of which occur during the summer months. World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H) is a non-profit organization which focuses on educating the public on the dangers to children from the use of many

W.A.T.C.H. Out! Summer Hazards for Children2015-07-02T12:21:43-04:00

Bunnies by the Bay Pull Toys Recalled

On June 16, 2015, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall for about 800 Bunnies by the Bay Bud and Skipit Wheely Cute Pull Toys (pictured above). The CPSC report states that the hub cap on the wheels of these toys could break

Bunnies by the Bay Pull Toys Recalled2015-06-17T11:29:03-04:00

Hazards Lurking In The Toy Aisle This Holiday Season

Parents and caregivers should be aware that many toy hazards can be found on toy shelves this holiday season. Some dangers may be evident, however many hidden hazards exist. Please be sure you are informed about what hazards to look for, and importantly – do

Hazards Lurking In The Toy Aisle This Holiday Season2014-12-04T09:35:30-04:00

Cork Block Stacking Toys Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

On February 26, 2014 the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of about 720 Cork Stacker block sets. Small pieces of cork can break off the blocks, posing a choking hazard to young children. This recall involves a three-piece cork block stacking toy imported

Cork Block Stacking Toys Recalled Due to Choking Hazard2014-02-28T09:50:58-04:00

Infant Pacifiers Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

On January 30, 2014, the Consumer Products Safety Commission recalled about 200,000 (in the United States and Canada Fred & Friends Chill Baby Artiste, Volume and Panic pacifiers. These pacifiers reportedly failed to comply with federal safety standards. Specifically, the beard on the Artiste and

Infant Pacifiers Recalled Due to Choking Hazard2014-02-07T15:07:16-04:00

Baby Rattles Recalled by Midwest-CBK Due to Choking Hazard

On January 22, 2014, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled about 1,900 donut-shaped polyester knit fabric baby rattles with heads and arms to resemble a bear, monkey and a lion. The head on the rattle can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Baby Rattles Recalled by Midwest-CBK Due to Choking Hazard2014-01-24T10:00:56-04:00

Holiday Season Toy Alert: Recall of Doodlebutt Toys Due to “Serious” Ingestion Hazard

Parents and caregivers should be forewarned this holiday season – some toys that are attractive to oral-age children, including products resembling food or candy, could have small parts that are dangerous. For example, on December 12, 2013, about 1,500 water-absorbing polymer toys made in China

Holiday Season Toy Alert: Recall of Doodlebutt Toys Due to “Serious” Ingestion Hazard2013-12-16T13:12:54-04:00

Manhattan Group Recalls Baby Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

On December 04, 2013,  Manhattan Toy® Quixel™ baby rattles were recalled as the result of finding that the product’s colored arches can break, creating a small part which poses a choking hazard to small children. About 8,300 of these children’s products were sold in the

Manhattan Group Recalls Baby Rattles Due to Choking Hazard2013-12-05T09:44:01-04:00