Five of The Biggest Product Recalls in 2015

Oaklee’s guest post by Laura Nikolovska, Program Director for Kids In Danger, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to improving children’s product safety.

Between work, the kids’ activities, running errands, and everything else parents have going on, it is easy to miss even the most important safety alert. Fortunately, KID has complied a list of some of the biggest children’s product recalls that you might have missed. Check out some of the biggest children’s product recalls from 2015:

  1. Rainbow Play Systems Plastic Trapeze Rings (Fall Hazard– 100 incidents, 15 injuries)
    These rings can unexpectedly crack or break while children are playing and are responsible for 100 incidents in the United States already. See here for full recall information.
    Kids in Danger
  1. Burley Child Bicycle Trailers (Injury Hazard– 35 incidents, 2 injuries)
    Over 34,000 of these trailers were recalled due to the fact that the black plastic tow bar receivers can separate from the tow bar when they appear to be connected, posing serious risks to the child in the trailer. See here for full recall information.
    Kids in Danger
  1. Target Cartoon Water Bottles by Zak Designs (Choking Hazard– 178,000 units recalled)
    These colorful water bottles were sold at Target during a popular back-to-school promotion, but the inner plastic straw in the flip-top portion can break causing a choking hazard. See here for full recall information.
    Kids in Danger
  1. MZB Children’s Watches (Skin Irritation Risk– 1.9 million units recalled)
    This recall flew under the radar because it may seem minor, but beware when the case back of the watch detaches, as it can lead to chemical burns. See here for full recall information.
    Kids in Danger
  1. Britax Clicktight Car Seat (Accident Safety Hazard– 200,000 units recalled)
    The harness adjuster button may remain down even when the harness in tightened, allowing children to loosen the harness by moving around, and putting children at risk if there is an accident. See here for full recall information.
    Kids in Danger

In addition to products, a few different food items intended for children were recalled this year for various reasons including GoGo SqueeZ Apple Sauce (mold) and Spaghetti O’s (choking hazard).
Kids in Danger

Taking a moment out of your busy day to remove any of these items can help get your new year off to a safer start! And don’t forget that these are only a few of the recalled products from this past year, visit this page to view the full list.