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Posted on January 6, 2016 by Christine Crosby in 

WARNING: Five of This Year’s Biggest Product Recalls

With all you have going on as grandparents, shuttling the grandkids around, prepping meals and snacks, and running errands, it is easy to miss even the most important children’s safety information. Fortunately, KID has complied a list of some of the biggest children’s product recalls that you might have missed to help keep your grandkids safe. Check out some of the biggest children’s product recalls from this past year:


  1. Rainbow Play Systems Plastic Trapeze Rings (Fall Hazard– 100 incidents, 15 injuries)

These rings can unexpectedly crack or break while children are playing and are responsible for 100 incidents in the United States already.

See here for full recall information.


  1. Burley Child Bicycle Trailers (Injury Hazard– 35 incidents, 2 injuries)

Over 34,000 of these trailers were recalled due to the fact that the black plastic tow bar receivers can separate from the tow bar when they appear to be connected, posing serious risks to the child in the trailer.

See here for full recall information.



  1. Target Cartoon Water Bottles by Zak Designs (Choking Hazard– 178,000 units recalled)

These colorful water bottles were sold at Target during a popular back-to-school promotion, but the inner plastic straw in the flip-top portion can break causing a choking hazard.

See here for full recall information.


  1. MZB Children’s Watches (Skin Irritation Risk– 1.9 million units recalled)

This recall flew under the radar because it may seem minor, but beware when the case back of the watch detaches, as it can lead to chemical burns.

See here for full recall information.

  1. Britax Clicktight Car Seat (Accident Safety Hazard– 200,000 units recalled)

The harness adjuster button may remain down even when the harness in tightened, allowing children to loosen the harness by moving around, and putting children at risk if there is an accident.

See here for full recall information.

RECALLSIn addition to products, a few different food items intended for children were recalled this year for various reasons including GoGo SqueeZ Apple Sauce (mold) and Spaghetti O’s (choking hazard).

Taking a moment out of your busy day to remove any of these items can help get your new year off to a safer start! And don’t forget that these are only a few of the recalled products from this past year, visit this page to view the full list.

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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