Recent Baby Product Recalls

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issues product recalls across all categories of consumer goods. Every once in a while, even the best baby products will get recalled due to one or more safety issues.

Baby product safety recalls are typically related to issues such as choking hazards, laceration hazards, tipping hazards, and other safety concerns. In this article, we list recent popular baby products that have been recalled in the U.S. For a comprehensive list of recalls, see the CPSC website.

Sept 1, 2022: UPPAbaby recalls over 14 thousand RIDGE jogging strollers due to risk of finger amputation.

After a child had their finger amputated by the rear disc brake on the RIDGE jogging stroller, UPPAbaby voluntarily recalled over 14,000 strollers due to risk of finger amputation. The stroller uses rear disc brakes that have small holes. If a child who is not occupying the stroller sticks a finger into one of those holes and the stroller is moved/rolled, the child's finger can be injured (and amputated). If you have a RIDGE stroller beginning with serial numbers “1401RDGUS” (printed on the right side of the stroller frame above the rear wheel of the stroller), with model number “1401-RDG-US” (printed on the left side of the stroller frame above the rear wheel of the stroller), it is affected by this recall. Stop using the stroller immediately and contact UPPAbaby toll-free at 844-823-3132 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email them at [email protected] You can also visit their website here and click the SUBMIT INFO button at the bottom of the page.

Read more detail in the announcement, and see information at the UPPAbaby website here.

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Aug 15, 2022: 4moms recalls over 2.2 million MamaRoo and RockaRoo products due to risk of strangulation.

The 4moms company worked with the Comsumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to recall over 2 million products, including 2 million MamaRoo swings and over 200 thousand RockaRoo rockers. When the products are not being used, a strap hangs down from the back of the seat and poses a strangulation hazard to a crawling infant; one infant has died from this hazard, and another was seriously injured. 4moms advises parents that once their baby beings to crawl, to immediately stop using the recalled swings and rockers. 4moms is offering a free strap fastener to prevent them from hanging down below the seat when not in use. The recall affects MamaRoo models 4M-005, 1026, 1037, and RockaRoo model 4M-012. The model number can be found on the bottom of the MamaRoo or RockaRoo. Contact 4moms at (877)870-7390 (8am-5pm M-F), or by email at [email protected] for the free fix. You can also visit their website here or here.

Read more detail in the announcement, and see information (or request a strap fastener) at the 4moms website here.

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June 9, 2022: Manhattan Toy Company recalls over 2,700 toys due to choking hazard.

The Manhattan Toy Company voluntarily recalled over 2,700 (plus about 500 sold in Canada) of their Activity Loops Toys due to the risk of toys detaching from the base and releasing small plastic rings that can pose a choking hazard. The Activity Loop affected is model number 21520, with lot codes EAN and FCN, which are printed on the bottom of the base. No injuries have been reported at the time of the recall. You can return the toy for a refund at the store where you purchased it, or contact Manhattan Toy Company for assistance at 1-800-541-1345 (Mon-Thurs 8am-4pm CST, Fri 8am-12pm CST). 

Read more detail in the announcement, and see information at the Manhattan Toy Co website here.

Apr 21, 2022: Cybex recalls over 20,000 car seats due to choking hazard.

Cybex announced a voluntary recall of over 20,000 convertible car seats due to the risk of small foam pieces detaching from the car seat's head rest (under the fabric cover) and becoming a choking hazard. To our knowledge, no children have been injured due to this issue. The recall affects Cybex Sirona M car seats built before September 1, 2018, with Model Numbers 518000385, 518000387, 518002145, 518002145, 518002149, 518002151, 518002153, and 519000211.  Cybex will contact owners of these car seats to notify them, and will issue an adhesive kit that can be used to prevent foam pieces from detaching from the head rest. You can reach Cybex at 1-877-242-5676 between 8 am and 5 pm ET, Monday through Friday.

Read more detail in the announcement, and maybe check out our related Cybex Sirona M review.

Feb 17, 2022: Abbott Nutrition recalls certain Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare infant formulas after hospitalizations and deaths due to cronobacter infections.

After an FDA investigation of infant formula manufacturing facilities in Sturgis, Michigan found positive samples for cronobacter bacteria, Abbott Nutrition announced a voluntary recall of several powdered infant formulas. These include certain batches of Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare infant formulas. Instructions on which lot numbers are recalled, and additional guidance for parents, can be found at the FDA website or CDC website. If you would like to check whether your infant formula is impacted by this recall, you can look up the lot number using this tool at the Abbott website

Read more details from FDA or CDC, and maybe check out our related reviews of the best organic baby formulas and best goat milk formulas.

Jan 20, 2022: CPSC advises parents to stop using Leachco infant loungers immediately due to suffocation hazard; two infant deaths reported.

The CPSC warned parents to cease all use of the Leachco (Ada, OK) Podster, Podster Plush, Bummzie and Podster Playtime (the “Podsters”) infant loungers due to risk of suffocation. Two infant deaths were reported during the use of the Leachco loungers (in 2015 and 2018). As with the Bobby recall (below), the CPSC (and several other pediatrics and safety agencies) strongly advise against using any infant loungers for sleep or unsupervised use. Babies should always be placed to sleep on their back, and never sleep on anything other than a firm, flat surface in a bassinet, crib, or play yard. The manufacturer of these products, Leachco, Inc., has not issued a recall.

Read more detail in the announcement.

Sep 24, 2021: The Boppy Company recalls over 3 million Boppy Newborn Loungers after 8 Infant Deaths.

The Boppy Company announced the recall of over 3 million Boppy Newborn Loungers, including these specific models: the Original Newborn Lounger, Boppy Preferred Newborn Lounger, and Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers. There have been 8 reported deaths of infants while using one of these products (between Dec 2015 and June 2020), the infants reportedly suffocating after being placed on their side, stomach, or back on the lounger. Anyone who has a Boppy Newborn Lounger should immediately stop using it and contact The Boppy Company for a refund. You can reach them at 800-416-1355, or at their recall website. As a reminder, the Boppy Loungers are NOT intended for sleep or unsupervised use, and you should always follow all warnings and instructions regarding the proper use of any product.

Read more detail in the announcement, and maybe check out our related DockATot review.

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Sep 11, 2021: Dorel Juvenile Recalls Maxi-Cosi Pria 70, Pria 85, and Pria 85 Max

Dorel Juvenile has voluntarily recalled certain Maxi Cosi convertible car seats. Working with the NHTSA, Dorel Juvenile (DJ USA) is recalling the Pria 70, Pria 85, and Pria 85 Max convertible car seats manufactured in 2019, 2020, or 2021. Refer to your car seat's label to identify the model ("Model Name") and manufacturing date ("Manufactured In") of your car seat. These car seats were designed for children up to 70 pounds (Pria 70) or 85 pounds (Pria 85 and Pria 85 Max). However, if the car seat is installed front-facing without a top tether, the seat may not protect your child from a head injury in the event of a crash. While there have been no injuries or incidents reported, Dorel Juvenile has decided better safe than sorry and proactively issued a recall. If you own one of these car seats, do not use it for children over 65 pounds or 49 inches tall. Revised labels and manuals will be sent to all registered owners or others who contact Dorel (to contact them, send an email to [email protected] or call them at 877-657-9546).

Read more detail in the announcement, and see our original review of the Maxi Cosi Pria 85 and other convertible car seats here.

June 30, 2021: UPPAbaby Recalls RumbleSeat Adapters

The CPSC announced a recall of UPPAbaby RumbleSeat adapters, which are used to attach a second car seat to their popular UPPAbaby strollers. The small black adapters can detach from the stroller, posing a fall and injury hazard to a child riding in the RumbleSeat. These adapters were manufactured between September 2014 and July 2019. The way to tell whether you have the new adapter is by checking for a yellow tab: if the adapter has a yellow tab, it's safe. If the adapter has no yellow tab, it is subject to recall. If you have a recalled RumbleSeat adapter, go to the UPPAbaby website and fill out the form to receive a free set of replacement adapters.

Read more detail in the CPSC announcement., and see our reviews of the new UPPAbaby travel systems here!

June 3, 2021: Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Rock 'n Glide Soother and 2-in-1 Soothe 'n Play Gliders Recall

The CPSC announced a recall of two Fisher-Price soothers and gliders, specifically the 4-in-1 Rock 'n Glide Soother models CHP56, CHP55 and CBT81 (all sold between January 2014 and December 2020), and the 2-in-1 Soothe 'n Play Glider models GDD28, GDD39, GDD41, GGW85, GNX43, GVG43, HBD26 and HBD27 (all sold between November 2018 and May 2021). Four infant deaths have resulted from using these products, and Fisher-Price and the CPSC advise consumers to immediately stop using the recalled products and contact Fisher-Price for a refund.  To obtain a refund, consumers should visit Fisher-Price online at www.service.mattel.com, and click on “Recall & Safety Alerts,” or call toll-free at 855-853-6224 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Read more detail in the CPSC announcement., and see our original article about the risks of inclined sleeping surfaces for babies.

March 21, 2021: Diono Cambria 2 Booster Car Seat Recall

The NHTSA announced a recall of certain units of the Diono Cambria 2 Booster car seat, specifically model numbers 31200-US-01, 31201-US-01, and 31202-US-01, manufactured between September 5, 2020 and November 30, 2020. If your vehicle is in a crash, a crack between the headrest and backrest can occur, allowing the headrest to separate. Diono is notifying owners of affected models, and will profide a replacement backrest and headrest, free of charge. Diono recommends converting the seat into a backless booster seat until the replacement backrest is installed. Owners may contact Diono customer service at 1-855-463-4666.

Read more detail in the NHTSA announcement.

October 21, 2020: Morfboard Skate and Scoot Scooters Recall

The CPSC announced a recall of the Jakks Pacific Morfboard Skate & Scoot Scooters due to a fall hazard that can occur when the "Y" handlebar joint can break, causing instability and loss of control, and potential injury due to a fall. This affects over 150 thousand units, and the remedy is a free repair offered by the manufacturer. If you have one of these scooters, proceed to jakks.com and click on "Safety notices" at the bottom of the page, or contact them at 855-602-5464 for a remedy.

Read more detail in the CPSC announcement.

August 26, 2020: Aflac Doctor Duck Plush Toy Recall

The CPSC announced a recall of the plush Aflac branded doctor duck toys due to violation of the federal lead content ban, and lead poisoning hazards. Specifically, the doctor duck plush toy wears a lab coat with plastic buttons; those plastic buttons contain lead levels that exceed federal limits. As you likely know, when lead is ingested by young children it is toxic, and can cause adverse health reactions. The CPSC suggests immediately disposing of the plush toy.

Read more detail in the CPSC announcement.

August 21, 2020: Woom Bikes USA Children's Helmets Recall

The CPSC announced a recall of woom bikes USA children's helmets as they do not meet the US federal safety standards. The small-sized (S) helmet is the only size recalled. These helmets were sold in blue, green, purple, red, and yellow. The S appears on the back of the helmet. woom bikes is offering a refund for this product. If they have not reached out to you yet, contact them via email at: [email protected]

Read more detail in the CPSC announcement.

August 19, 2020: Hasbro Super Soaker XP 20 and XP 30 Water Blasters Recall

The CPSC announced a recall of Hasbro Super Soaker XP 20 and XP 30 water blasters because the decorative sticker on the side of the toys contains lead levels that exceed the federal lead content ban. These water blasters were sold at Target from March 2020 to July 2020. To identify whether you have one of these super soakers, check the model number on the sticker on the side of the toy, which says "Nerf Super Soaker." The impacted model numbers are E6286 (Super Soaker XP 20, which is a green and orange hand-held water blaster) and E6289 (Super Soaker XP 30, which is an orange and blue water blaster). Consumers are asked to mail in their recalled super soakers for a full refund. You can contact them via email at: [email protected]

Read more detail in the CPSC announcement

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August 12, 2020: Thule Sleek Baby Strollers Recall

The CPSC announced a recall of Thule Sleek baby strollers that were manufactured between May 2018 and September 2019 due a risk that the handlebars can detach from the stroller frame. To identify whether you have a recalled stroller, look for the product label on the inside lower part of the stroller frame, near the cargo basket. The following product item numbers are part of the recall: 11000001-11000005, 11000017, 11000330, 11000337-342. There will also be a date code (year/month). If your stroller has a QC 2020 sticker, it is safe to use. If you have a stroller impacted by the recall, you can contact them via email: [email protected]

Read more detail in the CPSC announcement

June 25, 2020: Belecoo Baby Strollers Recall

The CPSC announced a recall of Belecoo 535-S convertible baby strollers that were sold in several colors, including black, pink, blue, khaki, and gray. To identify whether you have the Belecoo 535-S, "Belecoo" is written on the frame and shoulder harness, and the model number is printed on a label on the back of the stroller. Stop using the recalled strollers immediately. Belecoo is offering a full refund including taxes and your original shipping costs; if they have not reached out to you yet, contact them via email: [email protected]

Read more details in the CPSC announcement.

June 25, 2020: Costway Baby Strollers Recall

The CPSC announced a recall of Costway double baby strollers due to violation of Federal Standard for Carriages and Strollers. Specifically, the large opening between the activity tray and bottom of the seat can become an entrapment hazard if the child slides down through that area. This can pose a serious risk of entrapment and strangulation, and is due to an inappropriate placement of the crotch restraint. Stop using the recalled strollers immediately, including model numbers BB4476, BB4613, and BB4690. Costway is offering a full refund including taxes and your original shipping costs; if they have not reached out to you yet, contact them email: [email protected]

Read more details in the CPSC announcement.

June 18, 2020: Children's Dimetapp and Robitussin Recalls

The FDA announced a voluntary recall by GSK Consumer Healthcare, involving children's Dimetapp and Robitussin, due to dosing cups missing important graduation markings, increasing the chances of administering an incorrect dose.

Read more details in the FDA safety announcement.

June 11, 2020: Bonnsu Baby Miniware Teething Spoons Recall

The CPSC issued an announcement regarding a recall of Bonnsu Miniware Teething Spoons due to an infant chewing through the spoon and breaking off a small piece in their mouth, posing a choking hazard.

Read more details in the CPSC announcement.

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