Whenever I purchase a baby or childrens product Im always amazed by the literature that comes with it. A stinkin teething toy has a five page pamphlet on how to operate the darn thing.
Heads up moms: Step 1: Give it to your kid
Step 2: Wash it occasionally
But, clearly its not that simple. Why? Because everything has a hazard associated with it when it comes to handing it to your child: BPA, lead paint, strangulation, suffocation, choking hazard, etc. Really, its a daunting list. And one I really dont want to have to think about too often.
Thankfully, I dont worry on a daily basis about the safety of the toys Ive given to my children. I dont worry, because Ive signed up for the Consumer Products Safety Commission Recall list. Whenever an infant or childrens recall hits the news, I know about it. In fact, Ive had several products Ive owned that have been recalled including a BOB stroller (which I fixed and continue to love), an Evenflo high chair (which is no longer in use), and cabinet safety locks (also no longer in use).
With the holidays, youll have a huge influx of toys and gear for your children come into your house. Will you be reading all of those pamphlets? Do you know if any of those items have been recalled?
General frustrations, minor injuries, amputations and deaths can be prevented by keeping up to date on safety information regarding the products in your home. Take a few minutes and sign up to receive the periodic email updates. Better safe than sorry.
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