Recall Roundup

Umbrellas, toy beach chairs, swingsets, and mysteriously collapsing benches. What do they have in common? All of them have been recalled for various reasons in the last month.

Home Depot patio umbrellas – may fall over unexpectedly after umbrella closes and hit someone. No, seriously.

Step2 Play Up Gym play sets (sold at Toys R Us) – swing hangers can break; risks sending child hurtling through the air in a very not-fun manner.


Gothic Cabinet Craft bunk beds
(sold in NY metropolitan area and NJ) – violate federal bunk bed safety standards; a child’s body can pass through spaces in guardrails, but not a child’s head. Scary.

Ely and Walker girls’ hooded sweatshirts – drawstring poses strangulation hazard.

Ross Stores benches – can collapse when weight is put on them. (No word on how much weight.) Bad feature in a bench.

Bicycles from Norco, Trek, and Cannondale due to potentially dangerous defects.

Build-A-Bear Workshop folding beach chairs – risk of injury (to humans) when folding chair shut