11 December 2006

CPSC website lists toy recalls and product safety news

My friend Jason (of Platial) has been watching the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission RSS feed of child product and toy recalls, and has been shocked by the sheer volume of stuff deemed unsafe. Definitely worth a look during this intense toy-buying season.

Tags: , , ,

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bf6d653ef00d8350384eb69e2

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference CPSC website lists toy recalls and product safety news:

Your comments

Feed Follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

I agree with Jason because I'm shocked too. Wow!

Be safe...

I love visiting this site. When I found recalled onesies(!) listed, I realized that many innocuous looking things may not be.

Then there are those things where you look at it and wonder how the item ever made it on the market in the first place. Common sense is definitely uncommon at times.

I was really disappointed to find that although I promptly registered a large Leapfrog battery-eating gift, the company DID NOT NOTIFY ME OF A RECALL by either email or USPS mail.

I thought product registrations would ensure that the company informed me of dangerous conditions, but it apparently does not.

The CPSC has a brief weekly podcast in case you'd rather listen to the newly identified dangers than read through the site:
http://www.cpsc.gov/mp3.html

We close comments after a month to guard against spam. Want to talk about this hack? Join us on Twitter and Facebook!

 

Free updates

  • Subscribers are my VIPs. My weekly newsletter includes a personal update, the latest from Parent Hacks, interesting links and news.

    Subscribers also get priority event invitations and occasional surprises via snail mail.

Asha's Book

  • At Amazon: Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less

    Find out why doing less is the key to resourceful, thriving kids, and a calmer, happier YOU.

    Minimalist Parenting is an encouraging roadmap for decluttering your schedule, your home, and your vision for family life. Reviewers call it "a much welcome alternative to the usual parenting advice."

    Learn More at Amazon

    Also available at Barnes & Noble or your favorite local bookstore.

New Book Coming Soon!

  • Coming soon: Parent Hacks Book

Start Amazon shopping here