WASHINGTON, D.C. — In observance of Baby Safety Month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reminds parents and caretakers to check consumer goods in their homes for recalled items according to a press release appearing on PRNewswire. The chairperson of the CPSC said that the agency has worked with dozens of companies to recall millions of items in the last year alone. The chances are high that you could still be using a recalled baby product. The CPSC issues product recalls to protect the public from unsafe consumer goods. The effect of a recall is only felt when consumers heed the recall notices CPSC announces. Therefore, the agency is urging families to scour their children’s toys, bedding, furniture, clothing, and other items for recalls, and then remove the dangerous products out of your child’s reach.
Product recalls do not have an expiration date. Anyone who is concerned about waiting too long to return an item that has been recalled need not worry. Companies will honor your response to their product recall and offer a replacement item or refund the purchase price according to the CPSC.
The CPSC urges parents to research product recalls on their website. The CPSC maintains an up-to-date list of all recalled products, including baby products. Some of the items recalled by the CPSC include inclined sleepers such as the Fisher-Price Rock ‘N’ Play, Fisher-Price Inclined Sleeper Accessory, Dorel Juvenile Group Inclined Sleepers, and the Kids II Rocking Sleepers. Infants’ head and neck support accessories manufactured by the Boppy Company has also been recalled. Baby rattle sock, Target Wooden Toy Vehicles, and Stokke Infant Steps Bouncers have also been recalled by the retailers or manufacturers in 2019.
The CPSC also offers safety tips to help you care for your child as well. The CPSC recommends playing the baby on its back when sleeping and keep the crib free of items that could suffocate the baby. The CPSC also recommends that parents check for loose wires, broken parts, and be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when assembling baby items.
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