In part two of the great recall list, we look at various items targeted towards parents and children, such as toys, strollers, cots, carriers, rattles, bottles, and kids pyjamas.
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Below is a selection of recalled items we think are most relevant to consumers (part one looked at a selection of common household items). Of course, it goes without saying that this is by no means an exhaustive list - for that you need to be looking at the government's official website.
As the second most commonly recalled category in the last three years, it's no surprise that more than 50 toys and novelty items have been recalled in the last five years. Approximately half of these are from dollar/discount stores like Lotsa Goodies and 123 Mart (no longer trading), but plenty of more reputable retailers like Farmers, Trade Aid, and Smiggle make appearances as well.
Also: choking hazard, choking hazard, unsafe levels of lead, choking hazard.
At least 17 recalls have been made for nursery-related items (includes pacifiers, toy boxes etc.) since 2013.
Baby carriers, strollers, capsules & car seats
At least 16 recalls have been issued for travel-related products for kids and infants. Cars seats prove to be the most problematic with seven recalls in the last four years while strollers come second with four.
Kids & infant clothing
Choking hazard, insufficient labelling and carcinogenic properties are the three main reasons for recalling children's clothing, especially when it comes to sleepwear.
Includes outdoor playground items like swings and slides, and sporting goods like kayaks, scooters, and safety helmets.
If it's got batteries, it's probably a choking hazard.
Jihee Junn is a staff writer for The Spinoff