It’s a scary world out there, and keeping our kids safe is no small task. Between coronavirus and the baffling lack of gun regulations in this country, hell, keeping our kids out of harm’s way can feel beyond daunting. But one advantage we have that previous generations didn’t? The speed of information — especially when it comes to product recalls. 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. 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.
A version of this story was originally published in February 2020.