Top toy and baby-related recalls of 2011
You strive to take the best care of your little one, but are you sure that the products you are using aren't posing a threat to your pride and joy? The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) keeps the public informed on product recalls from the baby, child and toy industry, but it's ultimately up to you to keep your child safe.
Bed and drop-side crib recalls
to rid the nursery room of these old school cribs. Entrapment, suffocation, falls and strangulation hazards were an unfortunate trend when it came to bed and crib product recalls, which will hopefully wane as 2012 marches on.
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Unique CPSC product recalls
Stroller safety recalls made a mark in the baby recall arena for hazards such as brake failure, strangulation, choking, fingertip amputations and lacerations, and falls. However, it is the recall of the Summer Infant video baby monitors with cords that prompted parents to take a good luck at the safety precautions that need to be taken in every aspect of your baby's life.
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Brushing up on the top toy and baby-related recalls of 2011 will not only keep your youngster safe, but will teach you what to avoid when buying future children's products. Even when saving money is at the top of your New Year's resolutions list for this year, be sure to check the CPSC's press releases for the latest safety recalls before accepting second hand baby gear and children's items -- it could mean the difference between a safe and a tragic New Year.