Published on June 21, 2012
Smart Parenting on Recalls
Why should I care about recalls? Each year since 2000, an average of 20 children ages 14 and under have died from a toy-related incident. In 2009, there were 12 reported toy-related deaths among children ages 14 and under in the U.S. Since 2000, it is estimated that an average of 168,000 children ages 14 and under are treated in emergency departments for toy-related injuries each year. In 2009, an estimated 185,900 children ages 14 and under were treated in an emergency department for a toy-related injury.(Reference: www.safekids.org)
An estimated 3 billion toys & gamesare sold annually in US In 2001, the cost of toy-related injuries among children under 5 years of age treated in U.S. emergency departments was approximately $385 million. Approximately 50 percent of toy-related injuries resulting in emergency department visits occurred to children under 5 years of age. Choking is a leading cause of injury among children ages 3 and under with coins and toys accounting for the most nonfood-related choking incidents. In 2009, more than 49,500 injuries to children were treated in emergency departments due to injuries associated with non-motorized scooters.(Reference: www.safekids.org)
How to Shop for Safe Products? Many toy-related deaths are caused by choking, drowning, a motor vehicle incident or strangulation. Check for safety guidelines set in CPSC Publications. Check the items packaging to see what materials were used to make the product. Be a label reader. Buy age-appropriate toys, as indicated by safety labels. Look for other safety labels including: “Flame retardant/Flame resistant” and “Washable/hygienic materials” on stuffed toys and dolls.
Who is out there to protectconsumers?What government organizations exist for consumer safety and setguidelines in the US? • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) • National Highway Traffic Safety Admission (NHTSA) • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) • U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Current product recalls? Tots in Mind Crib Tents Bumbo Chair Aqua-Leisure Recalls Childrens Trampolines Rockland Furniture Drop-side Cribs
Government Agencies on FoodFoodSafety.gov provides the latest information on all food recalls andalerts as well as food illness outbreaks. Content for FoodSafety.gov isprovided by: •U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) •Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) •Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) •U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Current food recalls? River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC of Salinas, CA is expanding its voluntary recall of retail and food service bagged salads J&B Group, a Pipestone, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 456 pounds of steakhouse burgers. Santos Agency, Inc. has initiated a recall of Santos Brand products Taylor Farms Retail Inc. is voluntarily recalling packages of organic baby spinach
Tools for tracking recallsThere are also other tools and apps on the market that can help youtrack recalls: • Recalls.gov – www.recalls.gov • Consumer Bell - www.consumerbell.com • Recalls Plus - www.recallsplus.com
Why should I use Recalls Plus? Recalls Plus gives parents peace of mind that they are not missing important recalls on their children’s products. Tracks thousands of product and food recalls from major U.S. government agencies, and notifies users of relevant recalls.
What makes Recalls Plus unique?Browse Recent Recalls, Search Specific Integration with Facebook and Twitter Blank slates provide guidance for user Recalls, Review Details makes signup process easy to quickly get started on app’s features
Create a personal watch listPersonal Watch List to Monitor Product Quick Lists let Users Create Relevant Inbox for alerts on user’s items and and Allergen recalls Watch Lists in No Time bookmarked recalls that user saved
Key features you can use on the App email Push notifications Watch List Products and User get alerts in their Inbox Allergens are continuously when there’s a relevant recall. monitored.
What should you do when a recalloccurs? Problem solved!! User can drill in an alert to User can contact see recall details. Remedy manufacturer to get to info allows user to take resolution of the recall issue. action by contacting the manufacturer.
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