For parents and grandparents – The Easy-Bake Oven recall

Grandparenting Today – Easy-Bake Oven could mean trouble for your Grandchild: Find out why. This is an article I read in the 55-Alive web site. At first, I did not pay much attention to it; for me, it was just another toy recall.

This morning, just as I was about to leave for work, I saw it – the Easy Bake Oven box. It was right there in my granddaughters toy cupboard and the sight of it stopped me cold. I remembered the article and then my mind took over in all kinds of scenarios, none of them nice or pleasant. The article talks about several children that got second and third-degree burns due to the toy. Here is the nightmare scenario that sent chills down my spine.

Suppose that your child or grandchild gets hurt as a result of that toy. You then, would probably take her to the hospital emergency room. As she is being treated, the doctor has to make a determination. That determination is whether the child has been the victim of child abuse. You see, medical personnel are required by law to report suspected child abuse cases and one of the more common injuries in those cases is – second and third degree burns.

The medical personnel can believe you but, be bound by professional ethics as well as hospital policy to “play it safe” and contact Child Protective Services. Depending on the situation, whether they believe you or not, they may have no option but to report. Once Child Protective Services is involved, we are talking about the very real possibility of losing custody of your children or grandchildren.

The sad thing about this is that, in this day and age, we can no longer discard this as an over-the-top alarmist scenario. Find those toys and make sure they are safe before they hurt your loved ones!

What do you think?
Does your child or grandchild have an Easy Bake Oven?
If so, what did you do with it?
Have you talked to a friend or loved one about the recall?
What was their reaction?


3 thoughts on “For parents and grandparents – The Easy-Bake Oven recall

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  2. I begged and begged for the original back in 1965, and got it for Christmas! I just stared at the contents for hours while my older sister listened to her new “Help” album. Classic Boomer stuff! I tried giving my daughter (I had her at 40) an Easy Bake oven in 2005 to mark the 40th anniversary of me getting one, but she was not impressed. It ended up going to the Goodwill! Later, I checked to see what the price was of the original back in 1965: $14.95! That was unspeakably expensive for my parents, with six kids! God bless my mother, may she rest in peace.

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