Every time we hear about a product recall, we wish we could wrap our kids in fluffy clouds that would keep them safe from the world (and themselves) at all times. Alas, we can’t do that, nor should we. Still, it is kind of horrifying when we realize that in our attempt to feed, clothe, and entertain our children, we have inadvertently bought something that might put them in danger. That’s why we’re here to help you find any recent baby and child product safety recalls you may have missed, including the latest two involving baby rompers and swimsuits from Target.
The Cloud Island infant rompers have snaps that may detach or break off, becoming choking hazards and/or cutting little ones. The Cat & Jack infant and toddler rashguard swimsuits have the same issue. Read on for info on which products were recalled and how to get a refund if you’ve purchased one.
As much as most manufacturers test their products to be safe for 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 use this space to list every major product for children and babies that we’ve heard was recalled this year. (And while you’re at it, 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. Read on for more on what you need to do right away to ensure your children’s safety — and get your money back.
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.
A version of this story was originally published in February 2020.