picture of a bicycleChild & Infant Product Recalls

Hundreds of toys and products are recalled annually to protect children from risk of injury or death. This guide will help parents locate information about recalled products, plus other consumer product information.

Internet Resources

The most current information about recalls will be available on the Internet. Here are a few of the sites that list recalls for infant and child products. When searching for more information, consider using keywords such as recalls, "product recalls," and "toy recalls."

ConsumerAffairs.Com
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/recalls/recalls.htm
ConsumerAffairs.Com, Inc. is an independent service not affiliated with any government agency. The site provides safety information, links to consumer resources and newsletters, and links to recall notices arranged by categories.

eSafety.com
www.esafety.com/esafety_cfmfiles/index.cfm?recalls=yes
eSafety.com is a ParenthoodWeb family site that advocates family, children, and home safety. It includes recalls arranged by categories, recent recall anouncements, and Consumer Product Safety Commission releases
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National Safe Kids Campaign - Product Recalls
www.safekids.org/tier2_rl.cfm?folder_id=302
This site lists product recalls from the previous three months. You can also search the site for past product recalls.

Toysafety.net
www.toysafety.net
This site is a project of the National Association of State Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs). Information contained on this site is researched and compiled by state PIRG staff across the country. You can sign up to receive children's safety e-mail alerts and can report toys that may be unsafe.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/category/topic.html
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal regulatory agency that helps keep the public safe from potentially dangerous consumer products. There is a link to recalls and safety news, plus the public can report unsafe products to CPSC on-line. Two recall categories of specific interest to parents are Infant/Child Product Recalls and Toys Recalls.

Library Resources

Your local library's database collection will provide access to recall information published in magazine and newspaper articles. Ask your librarian for help in finding these materials or visit your library online at www.nassaulibrary.org/list/nasslist.html

Magazines

Consumer Reports
www.consumerreports.com
Published by Consumer Union, this magazine is considered an authority on consumer products.

Good Housekeeping
www.goodhousekeeping.com
This monthly magazine includes recall updates in each issue.

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