March 13, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Recall notices are important for the safety of all infants and young children. We all want our little ones to be safe and happy. Every time you purchase something for a baby or a toddler, it is a good idea to check to see if it seems safe. There are lots of hazards that we may not notice. Small parts pose a choking hazard, faulty manufacturing can lead to equipment malfunction and injury, and certain products can lead to accidental strangulation or suffocation. It is your job as a parent or guardian to look out for the safety of your children.
There are a bunch of products that have recently been given recall notices. For example, Old Navy has recalled some stuffed toys that have detachable button eyes. This was deemed to be a choking hazard for toddlers and babies. Another tragic case prompted another product recall. A young boy in California was strangled to death when the drawstring on his hooded sweatshirt got caught on a part of the playground equipment where he was playing. This death has resulted in the recall of hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings by the Hill Sportswear company.
Recall notices were also issued for a product from the Disney Store. Tons of parents shop there for their kids, but not everything is safe. A tool set toy was recalled because it poses a choking hazard to young children. In another case, DDI Inc. recalled toy construction play sets from the market. The surface paint on the play sets was found to contain lead. This was a violation of the federal lead paint standard, and the toys were taken off the market. Even some High School Musical products were recalled. As it turns out, that brand was selling a manicure kit with glitter lettering. Unfortunately, this lettering contained lead which was putting children at risk.
As you can see, even some of the more respected product lines have issued recall notices. There are dangers everywhere, and it is important for parents to keep an eye out for their children. It may be an innocent mistake, but accidents can result in injury, illness, and even death. Avoid a tragedy by closely examining all products that you buy for your kids. It is better to be safe than sorry. Check the listings of recent product recalls (or directly from the CPSC) to make sure that the toys and clothes your child has are not a threat to his or her well-being.