Playyard (playpen) Recall


A large recall is being issued for playyards made by Kolcraft due to posing a strangulation hazard. The buckle for the changing station poses a strangulation hazard for a child playing in the playpen if the changing table is left in place. A 10 month old child has died because of this. The Contours 3 in 1 also poses a suffocation hazard. Playpens were made in China. Recall found here.

More Toys Recalled for Lead Paint


September 26th, 2007

Well, I thought we were going to make it through the month of September with only 3 recalls for lead paint affecting children’s products. Not so.

A host of new recalls have been announced today for children’s toys affected by excess levels of lead paint (gotta love the “excess” phrase). Among them some respected toy sellers such as Guidecraft and more Thomas the Train recalls. Here are the newest recalls. You can also find a comprehensive list that I have compiled here. For a list of toys made in America go here.

Thomas The Train Wooden Railway Toys: recall here

Toby N.Y.C. Children’s Metal Jewelry: recall here

Guidecraft Puppet Theatre: recall here

Children’s Spinning Wheel Metal Necklaces: recall here

Jo-Ann’s Children’s Toy Rakes: recall here

Target’s Toy Gardening Tools & Chairs: recall here

Knights of the Sword Toys: recall here