As a mother-to-be, I now pay much more attention to recall information on baby products than before I was “blessed with a bump.” Yet sometimes I feel like I can hardly keep up. On Friday, an estimated 40,000 cribs from three U.S. companies were recalled because of safety concerns.
Baby gear from strollers to cribs is strictly regulated by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) who recalls products that “present a significant risk to consumers either because the product may be defective or violates a mandatory standard issued by CPSC.”
With many baby products sold secondhand, recalls can be issued long after a product is first put on the market. Such is the case with the recent Graco recall involving certain strollers manufactured before July 2007.
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