A RANDOM SELECTION OF ITEMS RECALLED OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS (PHOTOS: RECALLS.GOVT.NZ)

The great Spinoff recall list: How many of these are your kids still using?

In part two of The Spinoff’s great recall list, we look at various items targeted towards parents and children, such as toys, strollers, cots, carriers, rattles, bottles, and kids pyjamas.

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.

Read More: How many of these common household items do you have?

Toys 

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.

RECALL DATE BRAND PRODUCT RETAILERS SALE
DATE
RISK
2018 Le Toy Van Shape sorter (Noah’s ark) Various toy stores 2015 – 2018 Choking hazard
Lotsa Goodies Aquatic toy set Lotsa Goodies 2012 – 2018 Choking hazard
Unknown Tricycle Various dollar/discount stores 2013 – 2017 Choking hazard
Unknown Skiing rabbit push toy Various dollar/discount stores 2011 – Choking hazard
Marvel (Avengers) Torch & Chocolate eggs The Warehouse 2018 Choking hazard
Unknown Wooden alphabet set Various dollar/discount stores 2017 – 2018 Choking hazard
Peppa Pig Push toy Unknown 2015 – 2018 Choking hazard
Lotsa Goodies Baby toy set Lotsa Goodies 2012 – 2018 Choking hazard
Lotsa Goodies Plastic baby Lotsa Goodies 2012 – 2018 Choking hazard
Dickie Toys Quadcopter drone Farmers 2017 Fire/Overheating
2017 Trade Aid Clown counting set Trade Aid/The Addington Store/Kimarnock Toys/Living Nature/UBS Otago/Marmalade 2015 – 2017 Choking hazard
Farmers Christmas decorations Farmers Unknown Choking hazard
Le Toy Van Wooden train Various toy stores Unknown Choking hazard
Le Toy Van Sensory shapes Various toy stores Unknown Choking hazard
$3 Japan Dice puzzle Daiso $3 Japan Unknown Choking hazard
$3 Japan Rubber duck Daiso $3 Japan Unknown Choking hazard
$3 Japan Aquatic toy set Daiso $3 Japan Unknown Choking hazard
$3 Japan Cyclone projectile toy Daiso $3 Japan Unknown Facial & eye injuries
Horizon Hobby Remote-control car Unknown Unknown Fire
Neopuzzle Construction puzzle Unknown Unknown Choking hazard
My First Teddy Teddy bear Various 2016 – 2017 Does not comply with standards
Unknown LED fidget spinner Nitrous Spinner kiosks 2017 Choking hazard
Japan Mart Toy trumpet Japan Mart 2016 – 2017 Choking hazard
Play Studio Magnet buddy The Warehouse 2016 – 2017 Choking hazard
Baby Concert Toy instruments Unknown Unknown Choking hazard
Kmart Wooden train Kmart 2017 Choking hazard
Scania Teddy bear Unknown Unknown Choking hazard
Kids II Oball rattle Unknown 2016 – Choking hazard
Trade Aid Nesting dolls (bookends) Trade Aid/The Addington Store/Potters Patch Cooperative Unknown Unsafe levels of lead
Trade Aid Nesting dolls Trade Aid/The Addington Store 2016 – 2017 Unsafe levels of lead
Trade Aid Flute Trade Aid 2016 – 2017 Unsafe levels of lead
2016 Countdown LED spinning wand (Halloween) Countdown 2016 Choking hazard
Unknown Fairy dolls 123 Mart/Dollar Store 123/King Dollar Store/Max!Out Unknown Choking hazard
Unknown Butterfly push toy 123 Mart/Dollar Store 123/King Dollar Store/Max!Out Unknown Choking hazard
Unknown Toy instruments 123 Mart/Dollar Store 123/King Dollar Store/Max!Out Unknown Choking hazard
Beaut Doll (Surprised Girls) 123 Mart/Dollar Store 123/King Dollar Store/Max!Out Unknown Choking hazard
Unknown Doll & furniture 123 Mart/Dollar Store 123/King Dollar Store/Max!Out Unknown Choking hazard
Unknown Mermaid doll Various dollar/discount stores 2015 – 2016 Choking hazard
Smiggle Yoyo Smiggle 2015 – 2016 Choking hazard
Kmart Quad bike Kmart 2015 – 2016 Electric shock (charger)
Buzzy Bee Buzzy bee pull along Unknown Unknown Choking hazard
123 Mart Toy trumpet 123 Mart 2011 – 2015 Choking hazard
123 Mart Baby rattle 123 Mart 2011 – 2015 Choking hazard
123 Mart Alphabet magnets 123 Mart 2011 – 2015 Choking hazard
123 Mart House & furniture set 123 Mart 2011 – 2015 Choking hazard
123 Mart Wind-up toy (yellow snake) 123 Mart 2011 – 2015 Choking hazard
2015 Kmart Christmas decorations Kmart 2010 – 2015 Choking hazard
Smiggle Spy marker pen Smiggle 2014 – 2015 Choking hazard
Phil & Teddy Teddy bear Wellington, Christchurch & Waikato hospitals (free gift) 2010 – 2015 Choking hazard
The Warehouse Light up animal ring The Warehouse 2015 Choking hazard
2014 Smiggle Bouncy ball Smiggle 2014 Fire
Unknown Swirling streamers Office Max/Learn & Play 2014 Unsafe levels of lead
Smiggle Loopz fan Smiggle 2013 – 2014 Battery leakage
Play School Maracas Kidstuff/Baby Kingdom/ABC etc 2013 Choking hazard

Nursery (+accessories)

At least 17 recalls have been made for nursery-related items (includes pacifiers, toy boxes etc.) since 2013.

RECALL DATE BRAND PRODUCT RETAILERS SALE
DATE
RISK
2018 Rite Aid Touch thermometer Farmers/Baby City etc. 2017 Battery compartment not secure
Adairs Decorative canopy Adairs 2017 – 2018 Strangulation
Babywise Bouncer seat The Warehouse 2017 – 2018 Harness may detach
2017 Babyco Bassinette Baby Factory 2015 – 2017 Buckling / Splintering
VTech Travel mobile VTech stockists Unknown Clamp failure
The Warehouse Toy box The Warehouse 2014 -2017 Hinge irregularities
Adairs Basket stand Adairs Unknown Stand may collapse
2016 Bella Buttercup Play bar toy Unknown Unknown Choking hazard
Jazslings Pacifier clip Online stockists 2015 – 2016 Choking hazard
Jolly Jumper Basket stand Farmers Unknown Stand may collapse
Babyco Cot Baby Factory 2011 – 2014 Incorrect signage
Milano Cot Baby City 2012 – 2015
Snag hazard/Frame may crack/Incomplete signage
Wedgwood Rattles (Peter Rabbit) Ballantynes/Smith & Caugheys/Kirkcaldie & Stains 2015 Choking hazard
2014 Max & Rosie Cot Supplied by MTA 2013 – 2014 Fall hazard
Jolly KidZ Barrier The Warehouse 2013 – 2014
Barrier may be pulled out of position
2013 Tommee Tippee Pacifier Tommee Tippee stockists 2012 – 2013 Choking hazard
Fred & Friends Pacifier Independent gift stores 2013 Choking hazard

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.

RECALL DATE BRAND PRODUCT RETAILERS SALE
DATE
RISK
2018 Diono Car seat Various baby & auto retailers 2013 – 2018
Insufficient restraint when secured with lap belt
2017 iCandy Stroller iCandy stockists 2016 – 2017 Fall hazard
Britax Capsule Baby Factory/Kidzclub/Baby On The Move etc. 2016 – 2017 Choking hazard from chest clip
Britax Capsule Baby Factory/Kidzclub/Baby On The Move etc. 2011 – 2017
Receiver mounts may disconnect unexpectedly
2016 Royal & Well Car seat Top Deal 2016 Non-compliant legally
Mamas & Papas Stroller Nurtured/Mummmum/The Kids Department 2015 – 2016 Fall hazard
Lenny Lamb Carrier Unknown Unknown Insufficient stitching
Twin Go Carrier Twin Go stockists 2015 – 2016 Waist buckle breakage
Phil & Teds Stroller Unknown 2015 – 2016 Hinge may loosen
Recaro Car seat Recaro stockists 2013 – Top tether may detach
Britax Capsule Unknown Unknown Handle may crack
2015 Britax Car seat Unknown Unknown Shoulder straps may loosen
Maxi-Cosi Car seat The Baby Factory 2015
Loosened harness may make restraint ineffective
2014 Phil & Teds Car seat adaptor Unknown Unknown
Adaptors may crack in cold temperatures
Evenflo Car seat Unknown Unknown
Harness buckle may become defective
Steelcraft (Britax) Stroller Unknown Unknown Finger laceration

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.

RECALL DATE BRAND PRODUCT RETAILERS SALE
DATE
RISK
2018 Dollar Saver (Sarah) Pyjamas (Tinkerbell) Avondale Dollar Saver 2017 Insufficient fire hazard labelling
Dollar Saver Pyjamas (Pixar’s Cars) Avondale Dollar Saver 2017 Insufficient fire hazard labelling
Marks & Spencer Dressing gown Marks & Spencer online 2016 – 2017 Insufficient fire hazard labelling
Dollar Saver Dressing gown Avondale Dollar Saver 2017 – 2018 Insufficient fire hazard labelling
Dollar Saver Pyjamas (Pixar’s Cars & Strawberry Shortcake) Avondale Dollar Saver 2017 – 2018 Insufficient fire hazard labelling
Cotton On Kids Baby sleep sack Cotton On Kids/Cotton On Mega Unknown Choking hazard
2017 Babu Baby sleep sack/bodysuit Babu online 2016 – 2017 Choking hazard
EziBuy (Next) Brogue shoe EziBuy 2016 – 2017 Carcinogenic properties
2016 Groupon Infant bathrobe (animal-themed) Groupon Unknown Insufficient fire hazard labelling
Country Road Sweatshirt (elephant) Country Road Unknown Choking hazard
123 Mart Pyjamas 123 Mart/Dollar Store 123/King Dollar Store/Max!Out Unknown Insufficient fire hazard labelling
Country Road Infant sock Country Road Unknown Choking hazard
Toshi Sunhat Various 2015 – 2016 Choking hazard
2015 Nohi/Absorba/RuffleButts/Joules Pyjamas EziBuy/BuyInvite 2014 – 2015 Insufficient fire hazard labelling
Kmart Pyjamas (Barbie Princess & Monster High Ghouls) Kmart 2015 Insufficient standards
Kmart Pyjamas Kmart 2015 Insufficient standards
2014 BeBops Nappy shell BeBops online 2013 – 2014 Choking hazard
Just Jeans Junior Jeans/Pants/Shorts Just Jeans 2013 – Carcinogenic properties

Outdoor play

Includes outdoor playground items like swings and slides, and sporting goods like kayaks, scooters, and safety helmets.

RECALL DATE BRAND PRODUCT RETAILERS SALE
DATE
RISK
2018 Vuly Spin swing’ attachment No1 Fitness Unknown Fall hazard
Crazy Sales Foldable electric scooter Crazy Sales online 2017 – 2018 Fire/Electric shock
2017 S.R. Smith Helix pool slide Austra Pool & Spa 2014 Fall hazard
2016 Lifetime Kayak (youth) Rebel Sports Unknown Water may enter due to fault
Active Intent Swing sets The Warehouse 2015 – Chain may detach
Throw ‘N’ Catch Sports net Unknown Unknown Bracing arm may detach
2014 Farmers 3-in-1 safety swing Farmers 2012 – Fall hazard
Kmart Skate helmet Kmart 2012 – 2014 Straps may fail

Homeware

If it’s got batteries, it’s probably a choking hazard.

RECALL DATE BRAND PRODUCT RETAILERS SALE
DATE
RISK
2018 Neon Dreams Neon lights Unknown 2017 Burns from overheating
2017 Trolls Sipper cup Kmart/The Warehouse 2017 Choking hazard
2016 Countdown Flashing tumblers (Halloween) Countdown 2016 Choking hazard
Smiggle Water bottle Smiggle 2016 Choking hazard
2015 Inside Out Souvenir tumbler Event & Rialto Cinemas 2015 Choking hazard
Smiggle Cube clock Smiggle Feb 2015 Choking hazard
Smiggle DIY light Smiggle Feb 2015 Choking hazard
2014 kikki.K Kids table set kikki.K Feb 2014 – Jun 2014 Choking hazard

 

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