Are your child's toys and gear safe or should you return them immediately? This is something that seems to change on a daily basis. It seems as if every day, toys, bottles, high chairs, cribs and virtually every other type of product is being added to the national recall list. When products are added to this list, parents are instructed to immediately discontinue use of the item and return it (or a portion of it) the manufacturer for a refund or replacement.
How do parents know if a product they're using or are planning to buy is under a recall? Go to the Parents Magazine Parents Magazine recall webpage where you can find a complete list of products in their Toy and Product Recall Finder. They have recalled products listed by Product Name, Brand, Model Number, Category and Time Period of recall. Since, often times, many parents don't even know their gear is recalled, the website makes it easy for you to continually update yourself on recalls by offering a "Latest..." recalls section. Here you can click on a link that directs you to the most recent recalls on baby and kid toys, gear and clothing.
Many times, new moms accept hand-me-downs from friends or family members in order to save money when expecting. This is a great money saver if you are on a tight budget but it can be a dangerous one too. If you have received or will be receiving used baby and kid toys and gear, be sure to check them on this website prior to use. The last thing you want to do is put your child in danger unknowingly. The same is the case for buying used baby and kid products off ebay or Craig's List.
Some common baby and kid products currently under a recall currently are:
---Infantino & Wendy Bellissimo Baby Slings
---ChildESIGNS, Simplicity & Stork Craft Drop Side Cribs
---Evenflo High Chairs
---Graco Passage, Alano & Spree Strollers and Travel Systems
---Dorel & Kolcraft Play Yards
---Maclaren Strollers (Volo, Triumph, Quest, Techno & Easy Traveller)
---Little Tikes Children's Toy Workshop Sets
---Aqua Leisure Inflatable Baby Floats
For detailed information on the recalls above and all others, visit the Parents Magazine Website link above