Seems you can’t turn around these days without hearing about some trusted toy being yanked from the shelves. (Dora, we hardly knew ya!) If you want to keep on top of the latest recalls, check out the Consumer Product Safety Commission database or BabyCenter’s product recall finder.
Meanwhile, we offer a graphic cheat sheet below, followed by explanations of some familiar characters’ risky business. Saucepan and wooden spoon, anyone?
All of these toys have been recalled. To find out why, see below. Illustration by Keri Rosebraugh
Rubber Ducky, You’re Not the One: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores removed about 6,000 rubber ducky watering cans from its shelves this summer, after the beak (aka spout) was found to contain lead paint.
Holy Bad PR, Batman!: Mattel announced in mid-August that it would recall 345,000 Batman and One Piece action figure sets, due to the risk that magnets could fall out and be swallowed. The company received 21 reports of such magnetic mayhem, though no injuries were reported.
War Is Hell: In mid-August, Mattel also pulled back 253,000 of these personable military vehicles, concerned ove... Read more