Sunday, June 21, 2009

Recalls and Our Kids Safety

It seems that there are more and more product recalls today than ever before and many of these involve the things that are children use each and every day. For many parents this is cause for concern since it is hard to know just what is safe for your child and what is not. Over the last couple of years there has been major recalls in the food we feed our kids and the toys they play with. Add in the usual recalls that always seem to be around cribs, safety seats, and other items due to poor construction or workmanship and shopping becomes extremely hard.

Many parents are opting to feed their children more locally grown food in order to help avoid recalls from the large plants that produce our goods. With the spinach, tomato, and peanut butter recalls that made many sick and even killed a few individuals shopping locally gives a better control on the quality of food.

The lead paint issue that caused massive toy recalls not long ago also changed the way parents purchased toys for their kids. Now smaller US based companies that make educational toys for kids are in higher demand than the plastic cheap toys that fill the mass-market toy chains. These toys may cost a little more but many parents are finding they are well worth the cost.

Safety seats, cribs and other bedding are other items that frequently are recalled by manufacturers. Many times they do not meet safety standards or workmanship is not up to par and accidents can occur. Parents should select these items carefully to ensure that they are totally safe for their children. Those at Amber Alert GPS child locator want parents to remember that more often than not when a recall occurs at least one tragedy has already occurred. Parents should ultimately take responsibility for checking the items they allow their children to use and not wait for a recall to occur.

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