What is it?
A product recall is a request from a manufacturer to return a product after the discovery of safety issues or product defects that might endanger the consumer. Child products, such as cribs, clothes, strollers, and toys are often recalled due to a defect or hazard in their production, not meeting flammability standards or other safety measures they may not meet. It’s important to pay close attention to recalled consumer goods to protect your child from dangerous items.
You can follow up with product recalls at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website. The CPSC is an independent agency of the United States government that seeks to promote the safety of consumer products by addressing “unreasonable risks” of injury, developing uniform safety standards, and conducting research into product-related illness and injury. They also have a complete section about Safety Education, that covers topics about Home & Indoors, Sports, Fitness and Recreation, Outdoors, and Toys & Crafts for all ages.