It seems like recalls are everywhere, and the weeks leading up to the holidays are particularly filled with warnings about what you should and shouldn't buy. It may seem like dangerous toys are a relatively new phenomenon, but as you'll see from the list below, they've been on the market for decades.
If you still have these toys around your house, make sure you remove them immediately. Also keep in mind that even though they're older, they may make an appearance at garage sales or as hand-me-downs.
Unfortunately, we still have a long way to go when it comes to toy safety, and the best protection you have right now is to do your research. There are a number of useful resources you can use, including the CPSC's toy recall page and Recall.gov's recall mobile app. I'll also be reporting recalls as they occur this season. Always do your homework before you make a purchase!