There’s a reason that children’s items seem to be the most frequently recalled products. Standards are higher for kids’ stuff — and the potential for damage much greater when tiny bodies are involved. Toys and clothes can be recalled for a variety of reasons, but chief among them are: a design with unintended consequences, like small parts that can be swallowed, poorly made parts that can break and harm children, and products that were unknowingly adulterated with harmful chemicals or substances. Recalled products also won’t all necessarily need to be thrown away; some can be fixed by the manufacturer or used in a modified fashion. And while parenting is already an anxiety-inducing activity, this is also a case where knowledge is power. We have compiled a list of the most up-to-date recalls you and your family need to know about.
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.