Recalls! Kids' products and toys

From car seats to toys to medicines and baby food, check your house now to see if you've got any of the items recalled and keep your children safe!

IKEA canopies

From car seats to toys to medicines and baby food, check your house now to see if you've got any of the items recalled and keep your children safe!

Mums worry about everything and do whatever they can to keep their children safe. We teach our kids to cross roads safely and tell them not to play with matches. But when it comes to the things in your home, could you be unwittingly letting your child use items that are unsafe? RecallUK.com has highlighted that more than 100 items for children and babies were recalled in 2013 alone - a shocking amount of products that could cause choking or other injuries to your kids.

Despite manufacturers working hard to contact customers when they've discovered manufacturing errors or heard reports of their products causing injuries, it's impossible to reach everyone. So we've put together a selection of some of the most recent kids' product recalls, how you can identify them and what to do if you have them.

Don't put it off, check now! For the full list of recalled children's products, visit recalluk.com (opens in new tab) and follow them on Twitter @recall_uk for the latest news.

IKEA canopies

Product: IKEA baby bed canopies

Date of recall: March 2014

Reason: Injuries caused to children after getting tangled up in them

How do I know if I have one that's part of the recall? The affected models are Legendarisk, Minnen bed canopy set, Barnslig Boll, Minnen Brodyr, Himmel, Fabler, Tissla and Klammig

What should I do if I have one? Stop using it immediately and return it to your nearest IKEA store

Any questions: Call IKEA on 020 3645 0000

ELC My First Art Set

ELC My First Art Set

Product: ELC My First Art Set  

Date of recall: January 2014

Reason: Potential choking hazard from the red messy mat tearing and creating small parts.

How do I know if I have one that's part of the recall? The sets were sold in the ELC store in Croydon and the Mothercare stores in Peterborough, Thurrock, Wakefield, Stockton, Bradford, Swindon and Liverpool.

What should I do if I have one? Stop using it and return it to your nearest store for a refund.

Any questions: Call ELC on 0871 231 3511.

Baumhaus Nutkin Cot Bed

Baumhaus nutkin cot-bed

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Product: Baumhaus Nutkin Cot Bed

Date of recall: December 2013

Reason: Severe risk of injury to young children.

How do I know if I have one that's part of the recall? All Baumhaus Nutkin Cot Beds are affected by this recall.

What should I do if I have one? Stop using it immediately. Call Baumhaus on 0845 644 8882.

Any questions: Call Baumhaus on 0845 644 8882.

Asda Chosen By You Breakfast Cereal

Asda Chosen By You cereal

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Product: Asda Chosen By You Breakfast Cereal

Date of recall: December 2013

Reason: May be contaminated with nuts or peanuts

How do I know if I have one that's part of the recall? The cereals affected are Chosen By You Golden Balls, 375g, Chosen By You Honey Hoops, 375g. Chosen By You Choco Curls, 375g and Chosen By You Choco Balls, 375g. All date codes are affected.

What should I do if I have one? Return to your nearest Asda store for a full refund.

Any questions: Call Asda on 0800 952 0101.

IKEA SMILA lights

SMILA IKEA

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Product: IKEA SMILA lights

Date of recall: December 2013

Reason: Loose lamp cords are a potential strangulation hazard.

How do I know if I have one that's part of the recall? Blue star, yellow moon, pink flower, white flower, red heart, green bug, blue seashell and orange seahorse are affected. See our recall guide (opens in new tab) for more info.

What should I do if I have one? Make sure it's secured properly to the wall and contact IKEA for a free safety kit.

Any questions: Call IKEA on 020 3645 0010.

Tixylix Children's Medicines

Tixylix

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Product: Tixylix Children's Medicines Tixylix Toddler Syrup 100ml and 150ml; Tixylix Baby Syrup 100ml; Tixylix Blackcurrant Flavour Syrup 100ml; Tixylix Chesty Cough 100ml.

Date of recall: December 2013

Reason: May contain pieces of plastic

How do I know if I have one that's part of the recall? Check the batch number and expiry date with this list (opens in new tab).

What should I do if I have one? Return them to the store where you bought them for a full refund/exchange.

Any questions: Call Novartis on 0800 854 100.

Debenhams Jasper Conran cardigan and jumper

Jasper Conran Cable Knit cardigans

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Product: Debenhams Jasper Conran cardigan and jumper

Date of recall: December 2013

Reason: Toggles can come off and be a potential choking hazard.

How do I know if I have one that's part of the recall? The affected cardigans and jumpers were sold in Debenhams stores and online between June and December 2013. They are: 7335111: Cable Knit Cardigan (2-3 Years); 7335112: Cable Knit Cardigan (3-4 Years); 7335114: Cable Knit Cardigan (4-5 Years); 7335115: Cable Knit Cardigan (5-6 Years); 7335109: Cable Knit Cardigan (12-18 Months); 7335108: Cable Knit Cardigan (18-24 Months); 7335124: Cable knit jumper (2-3 Years); 7335125: Cable knit jumper (3-4 Years); 7335126: Cable knit jumper (4-5 Years); 7335127: Cable knit jumper (5-6 Years); 7335123: Cable knit jumper (12-18 Months); 7335122: Cable knit jumper (18-24 Months)

What should I do if I have one? Stop using it immediately and return it to your nearest Debenhams for a full refund.

Any questions: Call Debenhams Customer Service on 08455 616161.

Boots children's medicines

Boots medicines

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Product: Boots children's medicines

Date of recall: November and December 2013

Reason: May contain pieces of plastic

How do I know if I have one that's part of the recall? See our info page (opens in new tab) here, or visit the Boots recall page (opens in new tab).

What should I do if I have one? Return the bottles to Boots for a full refund or exchange.

Any questions: Call the Boots Customer Care line on 0800 915 0004.

Plum Stage 1 Baby Food Pouches

Plum Baby Stage 1

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Product: Plum Stage 1 Baby Food Pouches

Date of recall: November 2013

Reason: A manufacturing error has led to the food being spoiled.

How do I know if I have one that's part of the recall? Affected pouches were only sold in Tesco stores and are: Blueberry, parsnip and buckwheat, 100g; Plum, strawberry and barley, 100g; Courgette, banana and amaranth, 100g; Mango and carrot Greek-style yogurt, 85g; Raspberry and spinach Greek-style yogurt, 85g and Kale and apple Greek-style yogurt, 85g. All have best before dates up to and including 2 October 2014.

What should I do if I have one? Do not feed them to your child. Return them to the store where you purchased them for a full refund.

Any questions: Call Plum Baby Foods on 0800 988 7023.

Next Baby plush rabbit plush toy

Next Baby plush rabbit toy

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Product: Next baby rabbit plush toy

Date of recall: October 2013

Reason: The ribbon at the top of the toy could come off, presenting a safety hazard.

How do I know if I have one that's part of the recall? All the baby rabbit plush toys from Next are affected.

What should I do if I have one? Return it to your nearest Next store for a full refund.

Any questions: Call Next on 0844 844 8000.

Toys R Us Olive and Henry Bedding

Olive and Henri bedding

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Product: Toys R Us Olive and Henry Bedding

Date of recall: October 2013

Reason: Buttons may come off and be a choking hazard.

How do I know if I have one that's part of the recall? All Olive and Henry Bedding sets are affected.

What should I do if I have one? Stop using it immediately and return it to Toys R Us for a full refund.

Any questions: Call Toys R Us on 0843 5573629.

Cosatto Giggle buggy/pushchair

Cosatto Giggle Pushchairs

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Product: Cosatto Giggle buggy/pushchair

Date of recall: October 2013

Reason: The front of the pushchair could collapse

How do I know if I have one that's part of the recall? The pushchairs affected are: Giggle All Star, Giggle Golightly, Giggle Sunny, Giggle Treet and Giggle Pablo.

What should I do if I have one? Go to the Cosatto Giggle webpage (opens in new tab) to see if your model is affected and follow the steps.

Any questions: Call Cosatto on 0800 0149 252

Argos Hello Kitty Cuddle Pillow

Hello Kitty pillow

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Product: Argos Hello Kitty Cuddle Pillow

Date of recall: October 2013

Reason: Some failed the Furniture and Furnishings Fire Safety regulations 1986.

How do I know if I have one that's part of the recall? They have a batch code on the label of 547 2 120 and were sold by Argos between June 2012 and September 2013.

What should I do if I have one? Stop using it immediately and call the product's supplier - Character Options Customer Services on 0161 633 9808.

Any questions: Call the number above.

Maxi Cosi Citi SPS Car Seat

Maxi-Cosi buckle

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Product: Maxi Cosi Citi SPS Car Seat

Date of recall: July 2013

Reason: Possible defect with the restraint buckle.

How do I know if I have one that's part of the recall? Check the label at the bottom of the car seat. There is a four digit number. Your seat is affected if it matches any of these: 0113, 1213, 1313, 1413, 0513, 0613, 0713, 0813, 0913, 1013, 1113, 1913, 2013, 2113, 2213, 2312, 2412, 2512, 2612, 2712, 2812, 2912, 3012, 3112, 3212, 3312, 3412, 3512, 3612, 3712, 3812, 3912, 4012, 4112, 4212, 4312, 4412, 4512, 4612, 4712, 4812, 4912, 5012, 5112, 5212.

What should I do if I have one? You can order a new buckle replacement at maxi-cosi.co.uk (opens in new tab).

Any questions: Call Maxi-Cosi UK on 01284 413141

Bright Starts Start Your Senses Zebra

Bright Start Zebra

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Product: Bright Starts Start Your Senses Zebra

Date of recall: June 2013

Reason: Contains a toxic chemical

How do I know if I have one that's part of the recall? Its label will start with the letter Q followed by four numbers.

What should I do if I have one? Take it away from your child immediately. Return to the store of purchase for a full refund, or post the label with the Q code on it to Kids ll UK Ltd, 725 Capability Green, Luton, Beds, LU1 3LU, remembering to include your name, address and telephone number.

Any questions: Call Kids ll on 01582 816080.

Mothercare travel swings

Mothercare swing

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Product: Mothercare travel swings

Date of recall: February 2013

Reason: Swing could tip over, risking injury

How do I know if I have one that's part of the recall? The four travel swings affected are: Loved So Much, Little Circus, My Jungle Family and Please Look After Me Bear.

What should I do if I have one? Stop using it immediately. Return it to your nearest Mothercare store for a full refund.

Any questions: Call Mothercare on 0844 875 5122.

Bumbo baby seat

Bumbo baby seat

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Product: Bumbo   

Date of recall: August 2012

Reason: Injuries caused to children after falling out of them.

How do I know if I have one that's part of the recall? Any Bumbo seat without a restraint is eligible to receive a free restraint.

What should I do if I have one? Stop using it and contact Tomy, the UK distributor of Bumbo, for a free restraint on 01271 336 155.

Any questions: Call Tomy on 01271 336 155.

Make sure your home is safe - visit recalluk.com (opens in new tab) for more recalls.

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