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Pacifier and Teether Recall and it’s a dozzy

by / Views 9 / March 21, 2018

Pacifiers can be dangerous when constructed poorly

If you have a Dr. Brown’s pacifier and teether holder from certain lots, you should know that it’s been recalled. No real issues except…. it could cause a chocking incident. ~590,000 items are included in the recall.

So a quick check and return to the company for either a replacement or another product of similar cost is in order. The affected products were sold between August 2015 and August 2018 at retailers Bed Bath & Beyond, H-E-B Grocery, Kmart, Target, Toys “R” Us, Babies “R” Us, Walmart, and Amazon. Dr.Browns can be reached at 833-224-7674 Monday through Friday,  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT.  If you need/want additional information click on their website at:  drbrownsbaby.com.

The recall of products for children and babies is actually fairly common. Approximately 100 products,  intended for babies and small children are recalled every year. Most people don’t know or check the recalls hence the majority of the products remain in babies hands and homes. When a recall does occur typically most manufacturers only receive 10 to 30 percent of the problem products. So next time your out and about take more time to consider what your purchasing for your loved ones.

Good news for those wanting to check out their home, the primary agency responsible for recalls is the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.   They have jurisdiction over more than 15,000 types of consumer products. On the private side,  are groups such as the KidsinDanger.org,  a non-profit group that came about secondary to a crib tragedy.

When it comes to overall safety issues the Safe Kids Worldwide   group works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the United States and with partners in more than 30 countries, and aims to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. Turns out that the number one

Six federal agencies have joined together, including the CPSC, FDA, USDA, NHTSA, EPA, and Coast Guard to create the Recalls.gov, site. It’s intended to  consolidate a host of products including: boats, motor vehicles, food, medicine, environmental products, as well as consumer products that have been recalled.

So what’s a parent to do ? Expand your knowledge and really shop for safe products and places.   Did you know that preventable injuries are the number one killer of kids in the US. Your impact on making the play area safe and providing quality non-toxic products to your children many actually be one of the most effective ways to prevent injury to youngsters.

Let’s pick on toys as an example. Toys although requiring certification by the CSPS do not need to meet totally safe standards when it comes to as an example, lead. Just because the Children’s Product Certificate (CPC) label from the US government is present does not mean no lead or other toxins are present in the product.

The lead may be below a certain level, per the regulation however when your talking about a well known toxin, is some ok ? At Pure Living we don’t buy the argument as many trustworthy toy manufacturers are available, lead free and there is no lack of science behind the call for a complete ban on lead worldwide.

 

Take Aways:

When purchasing infant, baby and children’s products take the time to do some homework before purchasing. Cute is not enough to insure a safe experience.

It’s best to not purchase used toys, especially without making certain that they are both safe, not recalled and non-toxic.

If you do purchased used toys and children’s products, check the above sites BEFORE you put the item into use.

Remember that these recall groups are not oriented toward non-toxic, but rather are limited to addressing the safety of use, toxic metals to improper manufacturing issues. This does not make a product fully safe and truly nontoxic.

As you set up your child’s play spaces consider app’s such as MakeSafeHappen.com.

And of course stay tuned for much more on Pure Livings website and store.

 

 

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