More than 500,000 Hoverboards Recalled Due to Fire Hazard


Recalled hoverboard. Image courtesy of CPSC.

More than 500,000 hoverboards have been recalled from 10 companies and retailers, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The hazard is in the lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters, which may overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire, or exploding. [Read more...]

Auldey Toys Recalls Sky Rover Toys Due to Fire Hazard

Auldey-LogoAuldey Toys is recalling its Sky Rover toys due to potential fire and burn hazards caused by the overheating of the USB charging cords that are sold with the toy. Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the USB cords and contact the firm for instructions on obtaining a free replacement charge cord. To contact Auldey Toys, consumers can call the toll-free number at 844-303-8936 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, by email at, or online here.

SKC Launches Program to Educate Public about Danger of Purchasing and Accepting Recalled Products

In an effort to keep children and babies away from the danger of recalled items, Safe Kids California (SKC) has launched a program to educate the public about the danger of unknowingly purchasing or accepting products that have been recalled.

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Buckyballs and Buckycubes Recalled, and Craig Zucker to Fund Recall Trust

BuckyballsThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing a voluntary recall of all Buckyballs and Buckycubes magnetic sets. The recall is part of the settlement of an administrative case filed by CPSC in July 2012, which sought a mandatory recall. It also calls for Craig Zucker, the creator of Buckyballs, to fund a recall trust that will be created and controlled by CPSC.

From 2009 to the present, the commission staff received numerous reports of ingestions involving Buckyballs and Buckycubes, many of which required surgery.  This recall is intended to protect children and teenagers from injuries that can occur when multiple magnets are ingested. [Read more...]

Whisper Ride Touring Wagon Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

Step2.WagonThe Whisper Ride Touring Wagon, from Step2, is being recalled. Step2 has received 29 reports of the seat back detaching, 28 of which resulted in children falling out of the wagon. Fourteen of these resulted in bumped heads and nine resulted in bruises, scratches, or lacerations.

The two-seat plastic wagon is 25 inches wide by 41.25 inches long by 20 inches high, with blue seats, a tan wagon base, and a red canopy. The Step2 logo appears on the canopy and on the side of the wagon base. This item was sold exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide and online at from February to August 2013.

Consumers should immediately stop using the wagon and inspect it to determine if the seat belt is attached to the removable blue seat back. If so, the wagon is included in this recall. Consumers with the recalled wagons should contact Step2 to obtain a free repair kit: Call toll-free at (866) 860-1887 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at and click on “Product Recall” for more information.

Holgate Toys Recalls Wegmans Playmat Sets Due to Choking Hazard

WegmansPlaymatSetLARGEHolgate Toys has recalled its Wegmans Playmat Set. The wooden vehicles included in the set have wheels that can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The toys were sold exclusively at Wegmans Food Stores from October 2012 to June 2013, at a cost of about $25. Each Wegmans Playmat Set included a 24-inch by 30-inch cotton canvas playmat. The wooden vehicles were a blue car, a red Wegmans delivery van, a green Wegmans farm tractor, and a yellow school bus.

Each packaged set featured the UPC code 0 7789028735 4 printed on the back.

Consumers may contact Holgate Toys toll-free at (855) 344-7488 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or search online at and click on “Product Recall” for more information.

Toysmith Recalls Light-Up Soft Plastic Frogs and Ducks Due to Choking Hazard

Recalled ToysToysmith has recalled its light-up soft plastic toy frogs and ducks. These toys have a metal conductor pin on the bottom that can come out, posing a potential choking hazard.

Consumers are advised to stop using these items immediately, to keep them away from children, and to return any to their place of purchase for a refund. The plastic toys were sold exclusively at Cost Plus World Market between July 2012 and December 2012 at $3 each. The frog came in green and the ducks came in yellow, pink, and clear. Each toy is approximately 2.25 inches long and 1.5 inches in height, and lights up when sensors along the bottom are touched or placed in water.

There is also a round tag attached to the product with the UPC number 2424 5159.

Contact Toysmith at (800) 356-0474 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday, or visit and click “Safety” on the left side of the page for more information.

Small World Toys Recalls Spin-A-Mals Farm, Safari Puzzles Due to Choking Hazard

Small World Toys has recalled two of its children’s wooden puzzles. Ryan’s Room brand Spin-A-Mals Farm and Spin-A-Mals Safari puzzles contain small pegs that can loosen and separate from the boards, posing a choking hazard.

SmallWorldRecallConsumers should immediately take the puzzles away from children and contact Small World Toys for a free replacement toy. After contacting Small World Toys, the recalled toys should be destroyed and disposed of in a manner to prevent future use.

Contact Small World Toys at (800) 421-4153 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, e-mail, or visit and click “Recall” for more information.

Little Tikes Workshop and Tool Sets Recall Extended to 1.7 Million

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with MGA’s Little Tikes, has expanded the voluntary recall it issued in August 2009 of Little Tikes Workshop and Tool Sets. Approximately 1.6 million of the sets were recalled in 2009, and the recall has now been extended to 1.7 million.

The recalled workshop and tool sets have oversized, plastic toy nails that can pose a choking hazard to young children. Little Tikes reported two additional incidents, occurring prior to the August 2009 recall, of children who choked when the toy nail became lodged in their throat. Both children were treated in a hospital and made a full recovery. The recalled products were sold nationwide from 1990 to 2004 for $25 to $100.

For model numbers, which may be found on some of the products, click here. Owners of the products should take the toy nails away from young children immediately and contact Little Tikes. For more information, visit at

Recall: Little People Builders’ Load ‘n Go Wagon

Fisher-Price, in cooperation with The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, has issued a voluntary recall of the Little People Builders’ Load ‘n Go Wagon due to a laceration hazard.

The wagon’s handle has a molded-in reinforcement, which adds stiffness and if a child falls on it, it can cause lacerations. CPSC advises consumers to take the recalled toy away from children and contact Fisher-Price for information on how to get a free repair kit.

The recalled wagons have the model number P8977 that can be found on the bottom of the product. The wagons are red with a yellow handle, and include multi-colored plastic blocks and a dog figure. Approximately 208,000 of the wagons were sold in the U.S. and in Canada between June 2009 and July 2011 for around $25.

CPSC and Fisher-Price are aware of seven reports of injuries, including five reports of children requiring surgical glue or stitches. Consumers with incident or injuries reports are asked to contact the CPSC by visiting