7 Dangerous Recalled Products You May Have in Your Home

Danger could be lurking in your life, and it could be a lot closer than you might realize.

Hundreds of products are recalled every year, and it isn't unusual for less than 5 percent to be returned or repaired following an official announcement by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. That means even though a product that might have caused deaths or started fires, consumers either ignored the warning or weren't aware of it.

"We know most recalled products, no matter how dangerous, remain in homes," said Nancy Cowles, executive director for the safety advocacy group Kids in Danger.

Consumers have gotten somewhat tone-deaf to recall announcements, and it is fairly common to decide that what happened to someone else won't happen in your home. And yard sales spread recalled products to consumers who were unaware there was a problem in the first place.

Spread the Word

"We often say newer is better, because older products can pose safety risks that are forgotten and never addressed," commission spokesman Scott Wolfson told DailyFinance. "Before you set up a yard sale or an online auction, take a few moments and go on SaferProducts.gov to see if your products were recalled."

Government officials and safety advocates say they hope consumers pay more attention to recalls and don't pass along dangerous products by selling them or giving them away.

"When we talk to consumers in the secondhand marketplace about a dangerous product they pulled out of the attic to sell," Wolfson said, "they often say: 'I didn't know.' We want consumers to know about recalls and to know that the safety standards for children's products are much stronger today."

Here are seven recalled products that are believed to be in millions of homes across the country. Is yours one of them?

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July 29 2014 at 11:12 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

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July 28 2014 at 8:15 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Some people are not no the computer that much - don't always read all the news (I am one of them) people don't have time to read all the headlines or even get a news paper - busy at work come home tired, or just don't care about what is going on. People choice in things - people are warrened so if they have a hazzard they are to blame not the companies - the companies try to recover items - but companies should test out times before they are put on the market - even the best of companies can make mistakes - sorry to say some people do try their best to blame the companies - Dog toys are changing - hate the hard things in them and the stuffing that is used - dogs play ruff - tare them apart and try eating the stuffing - some like the toys better without the stuffing - and the plastic bits they use are just as bad - same goes for some stuffed stuff for babies and kids - they bite and chew on them - they can chock on such thing - to many things are not safe - plastic small toys with point parts and they still put out bows and arrows with rubber tips that come off - also geolamb 1962 is correct - babies grow up fast and things are sold in yard sales or given to someone else or a church funding for kids to go to camp - bought a drop leaf table & chairs - wanted one like it for ages - paid to much for it but it was for the kids - table was falling apart when I got it home - some things are not seen so its one's one fault. At least money was for a good cause.

July 28 2014 at 3:37 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

The problem with most of the items on this list is that after the baby gets too old for them they are sold at yard sales or donated and the new owners have no clue on the brand since most labels fall off after a few years

July 28 2014 at 1:32 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

The text describing each item mentioned STALLS before it is finished. Where is the REST of each text?

July 28 2014 at 12:06 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

Where are th rest of the dangerous products? You folks just cannot get ot together.
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July 28 2014 at 10:39 AM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply