With all of the news that comes out continually on recalls of product that we may use with our kids, it is important to keep up with them to make sure that what we are using with our children is safe and secure. It can be a lot of work to remember what you own and whether it is on recall or not. Also, some product recalls do not hit the news. So how can we make sure that we do not own a recalled product or if we do, what do we need to do to have it corrected so it is safe?
Thankfully, there are plenty of product recall sites that you can bookmark to check every so often for products you may own. Here a re few that you can use that will give you reliable information and what to do if there is a recall.
The US Consumer Product Safely Commission is the main one to check. They list all infant and children product recalls, except for toys.
The US Consumer Product Safely Commission – Toy List is the other part of the list you need to follow.
The Baby Center Product Recall Finder is great as you can search by category, including toys.
In the About.com site under baby product, there is another list to search for additional recalls and they do include toys.
The government lists are going to be the most up to date, of course. You can set up to get recall emails, download an app to get notices or simply sign up for their RSS to stay on top of the news. This page, Recall Lists, will take you to setting up for notices.
However you set it up, take a look often to see if your child’s products are safe and pass the word! We want all babies to grow up healthy!