One thing I have noticed from the comments left by our readers is there is a lot of confusion regarding product recalls. Often different news organizations, blogs, the CPSC, and companies have conflicting information about recalls.
From the peanut butter recall to lead in toys, parents are searching for information to keep their children safe and protected from dangerous products.
Parents.com has just launched a Toy and Recall Finder where parents can discover and follow up on product recalls. The site makes it easy to search by product names, model numbers, brand names, categories, and/or time periods. The following categories are featured on the Toy and Recall Finder:
Recalls by Category
- Bathing & Potty Training
- Books & Videos
- Bottles & Feeding
- Car Seats
- Carriers & Slings
- Cribs, Beds & Furniture
- Health & Safety
- High Chairs & Boosters
- Jewelry & Accessories
- Pacifiers & Teething
- Play Yards, Gyms & Activity Centers
- Playground Equipment
- Sporting Goods
- Swings & Seats
- Toys & Games
I find it interesting that Mattel and Fisher-Price are the only two toy companies that have their own categories on the site. It really makes you wonder about the safety of their products.
Unfortunately, you won’t find information about the peanut butter recall on Parents.com. It would be nice if the site was extended to include food products, especially when they are kid-oriented.
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