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These were the most dangerous toys and baby products of 2017

Product recalls don't necessarily have to be broadcast to the world. Make sure some of your toys haven't been recalled.

These were the most dangerous toys and baby products of 2017

Product recalls don't necessarily have to be broadcast to the world. Make sure some of your toys haven't been recalled.
  • You may have bought your child's favorite toy or car seat due to the fantastic ratings you saw on Amazon. And we're all for taking advantage of those amazing reviews; but unfortunately, that's not always enough for keeping hazardous items out of your home.

  • Hundreds of children's products are recalled each year. And because companies don't necessarily have to broadcast that information to all, it means you could own some of those recalled items.

  • We've compiled some of the most popular baby products of 2017 that were recalled, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. If you have any of these products, please either return or discard it, rather than passing on the potentially dangerous toy to your nearest consignment shop.

  • Britax Click & Go stroller

  • Risk

  • Fall

  • Contact

  • stroller.recall@britax.com or (844)227-0300

  • How many recalled

  • 676,000

  • If you have this stroller, you should immediately stop using it, as a damaged mount on the stroller has caused the car seat to fall unexpectedly. The car seat and the stroller can continue to be used individually, as long as the car seat is not attached to the stroller. You can contact Britax for a free repair kit.

  • Little Tikes Swing

  • Risk

  • Fall hazard from seat cracking or breaking.

  • Contact

  • http://www.littletikes.com or (855)284-1903

  • How many recalled

  • 540,000

  • Those who have the swing sold between November 2009 and May 2014 with model number 615573 should immediately stop use and contact Little Tikes for a credit toward a different Little Tikes product, or a refund.

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  • Kids II Oball Rattles

  • Risk

  • Choking

  • Contact

  • http://www.kidsii.com or (800)230-8190

  • How many recalled

  • 680,000

  • The clear disc on the ball can break and release the small beads inside. If you bought your rattle after January 2016, you could have one of the defective models. Don't allow small children to play with this toy, and contact the company for a full refund. Find out if you have a problematic model here.

  • Water-absorbing toys from Target

  • Risk

  • Ingestion

  • Contact

  • http://www.target.com or (800)440-0680

  • How many recalled

  • 560,000

  • Target has recalled these toys due to children swallowing them and having them expand in the stomach (which sounds like the most uncomfortable thing ever). Contact Target for a full refund.

  • Kids Preferred Wind-up Musical toy

  • Risk

  • Choking

  • Contact

  • 888-968-9268, recall@kidspreferred.com or www.kidspreferred.com

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  • How many recalled

  • 587,000

  • These cute little plush toys have a risk of the wind-up mechanism detaching, creating a choking hazard for small children.

  • Osprey Poco Backpack Carriers

  • Risk

  • Fall

  • Contact

  • http://www.ospreypacks.com or (866)951-5197

  • How many recalled:

  • 82,000

  • Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carriers and contact Osprey for a free Seat Pad Insert for use along with the existing safety straps to secure the child in the carrier. Consumers who previously received and installed the free Seat Pad Insert in their carriers are not required to take further action.

  • Skip Hop Nightlight Soother

  • Risk

  • Shock

  • Contact

  • : http://www.skiphoprecall.com (several other recalled items are shown at the top of the website.) or (888)282-4674 or recall@skiphop.com

  • How many recalled

  • 130,000

  • The USB power adapter can break on this little soother, which creates a shock hazard. If you bought your soother sometime between July 2016 and August 2017 with the USB wall adapter, contact the company.

  • Playtex plates and bowls

  • Risk

  • Choking

  • Contact

  • http://www.playtexproducts.com or (888)220-2075

  • How many recalled

  • 3.6 million

  • These popular dishes have a plastic layer over the image that can pull away from the surface of the plate, and create a choking hazard. Stop using the dishes immediately, and contact Playtex for a full refund.

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  • Fisher-Price Motion Seat

  • Risk

  • Fire hazard

  • Contact

  • http://www.service.mattel.com/ or (800)432-5437

  • How many recalled

  • 63,000

  • There have been 36 incidents of this swing overheating, and one report of fire in the motor. If you have the Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Seat with the model numbers CMR35, CMR36, CMR37, and DYH22, or the Smart Connect Soothing Motion Seat with model number CMR39, stop use and contact Fisher-Price for a full refund.

Amberlee is the content manager for Famifi.com and earned a degree in journalism. She loves her family, the outdoors, baby foxes and podcasts.

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