Ten Dangerous Toys For 2010

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled 44 toys in fiscal year 2010, ended Sept. 30, and several more in October and November. That means you could already have some of these toys wrapped up and ready to give. Early holiday shoppers may have already purchased some of these items, unaware of the dangers they pose. So check the gifts hidden in your closets, as well as what’s already stuffed in your kids’ toy boxes.

Classic Sport Super Bounce Pogo Sticks, $40
Recalled Nov. 18, 2010
Hazard: Aluminum rivets on the pogo stick’s frame tubes can break and cause the support clamp to detach and release the spring, posing fall and laceration hazards to users.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pogo sticks and return the product to any Sports Authority location. Consumers will receive a full refund of $39.99 plus tax.

Rocking Horses, $105 to $185
Recalled Nov. 10, 2010
Hazard: Reins on the rocking horse bridle are long enough to form a loop around a child’s head and neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove or cut the reins to eliminate the hazard.

Horse-on-a-Stick, $6
Recalled Nov. 10, 2010
Hazard: Reins on horse-on-a-stick toy’s bridle are long enough to form a loop around a child’s head and neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove or cut the reins to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can contact Big Ideas Marketing for instructions on how to remove the reins.

Bathtub Subs, $7
Recalled Oct. 18, 2010
Hazard: Intake valve on the bottom of the submarine toy can suck up loose skin, posing laceration hazard to children.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take away the recalled toy from children and contact Munchkin for instructions on how to return the product for a free replacement toy.

Infant Toys With Inflatable Balls, $20 to $68
Recalled Sept. 30, 2010
Hazard: Valve of the inflatable ball on the Baby Playzone Crawl & Cruise Playground, Baby Playzone Crawl & Slide Arcade, Baby Gymtastics Play Wall, Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Aquarium, 1-2-3 Tetherball, Bat & Score Goal can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the inflatable ball from the product and keep away from children. Do not discard the inflatable ball; contact Fisher-Price for a free replacement kit.

Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n’ Play Rampway, $45
Recalled Sept. 30, 2010
Hazard: Wheels on the purple and green cars can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take away the affected pieces (purple cars and green cars) from children and contact Fisher-Price for free replacement cars.

Giant Starbuilder and Giant Stars building sets, $25 to $35
Recalled Sept. 15, 2010
Hazard: Plastic knobs can break from center of the star, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled star blocks away from children and contact Edushape for a replacement set or credit toward another Edushape product of equal or lesser value.

Click Armband Bracelets, Klick Klick Balls and BoBo Balls, $2 to $5
Recalled Sept. 14, 2010
Hazard: Small balls on the end of the toys’ arms can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The toys were marketed for children age 3 and over. CPSC staff has designated these toys for children between the ages of 19 to 35 months.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take away the recalled toys from young children and return them to the place of purchase, or contact Fun Stuff to receive a full refund.

“Play With Your Veggies” toys, $25
Recalled Sept. 8, 2010
Hazard: Metal wire in the toy asparagus can become exposed, posing a laceration hazard to children.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take away the toy asparagus from children and return the product to the company for a free replacement asparagus.

Sand & Water Transportation Station Toys $49 to $59
Recalled Sept. 7, 2010
Hazard: Light blue plastic wheels on the train cars can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the train cars away from children and contact Step2 for free replacement cars.

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission