Product Safety - Infants and Children

While the vast majority of products and toys produced for infants and children are safe, that is not always the case. In March of 2005, for instance, Graco agreed to a record 4 million dollar fine for failing to report deaths and injuries related to recalled goods or products about to be recalled. Each year, about one-third of the 350 or so products recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission are intended for infants and small children. Small children are particularly susceptible to inherently unsafe products so it is a good idea to review recall information periodically.

After holidays, births or birthdays are usually good times to check for recalls, since kids typically receive new toys and other gifts at these times. You can check for any recalls by simply clicking the link below or pasting it into your browser address line.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html

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