Cosco Kids Activity Center Recall (2023) Over Injury Risks

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For years, manufacturers and the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) have issued various toy recalls for different reasons, mostly due to safety issues.

As many as 206,400 toy-related injuries have been treated in US hospitals in 2021 alone, according to a CPSC report. (1)

Of these injuries, 37% involved children 4 years old or under. As much as 74% were children 14 years old or younger, while about 69% were children 12 years old or under. (1)

Read more about toy-related deaths and injuries here.

In many recalls, the manufacturer and/or the CPSC issued the notice after receiving reports of injuries or even deaths relating to the products.

But not all brands follow a similar approach to recalling potentially unsafe toys.

Consumer Reports recommended the recall of the Cosco Kids Jump, Spin & Play Activity Center over safety concerns in June 2023. (2)

According to the American independent, non-profit consumer organization, the toy needs to be recalled due to the following reasons: (2)

  • The toy has low review ratings on the brand’s official website/shop, with several parents reporting that their kids fell off it. Surprisingly, 32 of the 39 reviewers gave the product a 1-star rating. (3)
  • The CPSC (through reportedly received at least four customer reports regarding these products. (4)(5)


As you’ll see, there have been more than several alarming reviews from scared parents whose children were negatively affected by this product. It’s simply unacceptable that a product, let alone one intended for babies to use, is still on the market after so many incidents.

UPDATE: In response to the safety concerns, the company finally recalled this unsafe product in October 2023. See the details below.


Cosco Kids Activity Center Recall 2023

UPDATE: October 26, 2023


Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Indiana, recalled about 115,700 units of Cosco Jump, Spin & Play Activity Centers on October 26, 2023, because their straps can break or detach while in use, posing fall and injury risks to the child using the toy. (7)(8)

According to the recall advisory released by the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), Dorel received 141 reports of the straps breaking and detaching from the activity center, leading to 38 minor injuries such as bruises, scratches, and bumps. (7)(8)


What Cosco Kids Activity Centers Are Recalled?

This recall affects Cosco Jump, Spin & Play Activity Centers sold in blue or pink. (7)(8)

These toys have a circular hoop base with a child seat that has a play tray. The child seat is connected to three poles and suspended by three straps. (7)(8)

The activity centers are adjustable (three different height settings). They also have two toy animals that hang from the front two poles, plus two removable toy animals placed on the play tray. (7)(8)



These activity centers were sold from November 2020 through October 2023 exclusively: (7)(8)

  • Walmart stores nationwide


Are All Cosco Kids Activity Centers Included In The Recall?

No. Dorel clarifies that not all models of the Cosco Jump, Spin, and Play Activity Center are included in this recall. 

Model WA105HCM has an additional black safety strap not found in the other models, so, it isn’t affected by the safety concerns (see photo below):



How Do I Know If My Cosco Kids Activity Center Has Been Recalled?

The affected products look like the photo above. 

Only the following model numbers are included in this recall: (7)(8)

  • WA105FZW (blue)
  • WA105GML (pink)


You can find the model numbers under the seat base (see photo below):



What To Do With My Recalled Cosco Kids Activity Centers?

Immediately stop using these recalled toys and keep them out of children’s reach.

According to the recall advisory, affected consumers must cut through the activity center’s straps and send a photo to Dorel for a free replacement activity center. (7)(8)

Contact Dorel through the following outlets to get your replacement: (7)(8)

  • Toll-free phone number: 877-657-9546 from 8 AM to 6 PM ET, Mondays through Thursdays, or 8 AM to 4:30 PM ET on Fridays 
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Cosco Kids website: (click on the “SAFETY NOTICES” link at the top of the page)
  • Safety 1st website: (click on the “SAFETY NOTICES” link at the top of the page)


Are These Cosco Kids Activity Centers Still Safe To Use?

No. Based on customer reviews (see below), the straps can break without warning. (3)(4)(5)


Where Were These Cosco Kids Activity Centers Manufactured?

  • China (7)


Bad Reviews, Injured Kids



Although the manufacturer describes this toy as “the perfect place to keep your baby entertained,” Consumer Reports is concerned that this might lead to more serious incidents or injuries in young children.

On the brand’s website, some parents reported that the straps detached from the frame or snapped, sending their children crashing to the floor or ground.

The product is designed for bouncing and has no restrictions on any side to keep it from crashing in case the straps break.

An angry reviewer posted on Cosco Kids that their 7-month-old baby fell sideways after one of the bungee cords broke loose. They believe the S-shaped clip that holds the bungee cord in place probably slipped off because they found it beneath the baby.

Thankfully, the baby didn’t completely fall out and hit the floor, but the parent wanted the item recalled. (3)

Another parent posted on the same page that their son went headfirst into the ground after one of the product’s straps broke while he was jumping in it. The child was reportedly alright, but the parent declared the toy unsafe. (3)

While most of the experiences shared by these parents showed that the kids were bouncing around or moving in the activity center, others said that their children were stationary when the incident happened to them.

Another reviewer shared that their 4-month-old son was sitting in the bouncer when one of the straps got unhooked. At the time, the reviewer claimed that the baby wasn’t even bouncing or doing anything that could have made the strap snap. (3)

It was lucky the parent was standing close by when it happened. (3)

On, a parent described how their son “flew” out of the seat and bumped his head just three jumps after they assembled the newly purchased toy. The parent explained that they assembled it as directed. (4)

Another parent also reported a similar incident on the website. According to the product complaint, the family bought the Cosco activity center, and their 4-month-old had actually enjoyed playing in it daily. (5)

However, one side of the activity center suddenly collapsed after a week of use, causing the baby to fall. According to the reviewer, the baby’s legs hit the floor while the body leaned towards the collapsed side. (5)

Thankfully, the baby didn’t show any visible injuries but was reportedly startled by the incident. (5)

Similar reviews have also been posted on Walmart.


Consumer Reports Recommends A Product Recall

Consumer Reports’ safety experts recommend that Cosco Kids Jump, Spin & Play Activity Center should be recalled because of the safety risks it poses to babies. (2)(6)

They have already alerted the CPSC about their concern and received a reply from a representative that they’re looking into the situation. (2)(6)

Although they’ve also informed Cosco’s parent company, Dorel Juvenile, about this concern, Consumer Reports said that the company declined to comment. (2)


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