Seven dangerous recalled products you may own

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls hundreds of products every year – several of which have caused deaths or started fires.

But despite warnings, many of these dangerous products are still in homes around the country because consumers either ignored the warning or weren't aware of it, experts say.

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

Here are seven recalled products that are believed to be in millions of homes across the country:

1. Dehumidifiers

More than 2.5 million dehumidifiers  (all made in China by Gree Electric Applicances) were recalled in 2013 and 2014 because they can start fires. Gree is arranging for refunds ($110 to $400) for anyone who bought one.

2. Nap Nanny

The Nap Nanny infant recliner, designed for babies to sleep in, has been connected to at least six deaths  by government investigators. Consumers who have Nap Nanny products are urged to stop using them.

3. Blair chenille robes

After a recall of hundreds of thousands of chenille robes  sold by catalog retailer Blair over concerns about their flammability, the CPSC learned that at least nine women had died wearing robes that had ignited.

4. Maclaren strollers

After the CPSC received reports of children's fingertips being chopped off by exposed hinges in Maclaren strollers, it recalled about a million sold from 1999 to 2009

​5. Buckyballs and Buckycubes

Magnetic Buckyballs and Buckycubes were recalled after dozens of kids swallowed the toys and required medical treatment. The high-powered magnets can twist inside the intestines of anyone who swallows them, posing a risk of death or serious injury.

​6. Lane cedar chests

Lane cedar chests were first recalled in 1996 after at least a half-dozen children died from suffocation after being trapped inside the chests. More deaths were reported since the recall, including two more  this year.

​7. Simplicity cribs and bassinets

More than a dozen babies died in Simplicity cribs and bassinets .


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